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By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com Foreclosure activity in the region plunged in April, offering glimmers of hope for continued improvement in the housing market. Last month, the number of homes that are facing foreclosure in central and western Kane County decreased by 61 percent, compared to April 2012, according to the latest round of foreclosure data from foreclosure tracking company RealtyTrac.

By the numbers Home foreclosure activity plunged by 61 percent in central and western Kane County in April 2013 vs. April 2012, according to RealtyTrac. What happened in your ZIP code?

down from 20 Sugar Grove 60554: 3 foreclosures, down from 14 South Elgin 60177: 15 foreclosures, down from 52 North Aurora 60542: 11 foreclosures, down from 26

In all, 76 homes faced some kind of foreclosure-related action brought by lenders in April in a nine-ZIP code region that included the Tri-Cit-

ies of St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia, and six other communities, including Campton Hills, Elburn, Sugar Grove, Maple Park, South Elgin and

North Aurora. A year earlier, 196 homes in that region faced foreclosure actions, RealtyTrac reported.

the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He was a volunteer fireman for North Aurora for many years and served on the Kane County Board. He would sit with disabled neighbors for coffee each morning or drive anyone wherever they needed to go for chemotherapy appointments or doctor visits. Len was also a Golden Heart Award recipient, having donated more than 11 gallons of blood. Len is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his loving children, Michael and Kari (Adams) Douglas, James and Barbara (Humann) Douglas, Christine (Douglas) and Christopher Theisen; his grandchildren and greatest source of pride, Matt (fiancée Casie), Kelley, Jay, Lindsay, John and Zachary Douglas, and Alex, Ellie and Jake Theisen; his sister, Carolyn (Orv) Jones; a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Bill) Hotle; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved dog, Topper. Besides his parents, Len was preceded in death by his father and mother-in law, George and Leona (Kerr) Barger; and a brother-in-law, James Barger. The visitation will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, where a funeral service will follow at 6:30 p.m. A graveside service with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Honor Flight Chicago, 938 W. Montana St., Chicago, IL 60614 (honorflightchicago.org), or to the North Aurora Lions club. For information, call 630-466-

1330 or visit www.healychapel. com to leave an online condolence. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Funeral services will start with prayers from the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 W. Main St. in Batavia, to celebrate the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Winfield. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or visit www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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8OBITUARIES LEONARD A. DOUGLAS Born: Dec. 19, 1933; in Aurora Died: May 18, 2013; in North Aurora NORTH AURORA – Leonard A. Douglas, 79, of North Aurora, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Aurora, the son of the late C.A and Irene (Zaricor) Douglas. Len was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Barger) Douglas. Marilyn was at his side as she was for their 56 years of marriage. Len was a 1952 graduate of East Aurora High School. Upon graduation, Len served our country in the U.S. Navy for four years. He and Marilyn then started their life together in their North Aurora home, and Len continued working for the government, delivering mail. In 1964, the couple started L.A. Douglas Carpet Service, which their sons grew into the respected Fox Valley companies, Douglas Carpet One and Big Bob’s. Len found the greatest joy in life through his family. He adored his wife, children, grandchildren, as well as the many family dogs. In addition to his family legacy, Len left behind many beautiful pieces of handcrafted furniture that family and friends will cherish always. Woodworking was his passion. Len loved to laugh and enjoyed many great memories with friends and family. Len had a servant’s heart and had a long history of donating time and resources through the North Aurora Lions Club, where he served as the president and was awarded

JOHN M. GLENN Born: March 18, 1926; in Aurora Died: May 21, 2013; in Batavia BATAVIA – John M. Glenn, 87, of Batavia, passed away at his residence Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was born March 18, 1926, in Aurora, the son of John and Eva (nee Mehren) Glenn. He was united in marriage to Eileen Schramer on Oct. 14, 1950. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. After his military service, John worked at the Batavia Post Office for 33 years. After retirement, he worked for Flinn Scientific for 25 years. He was a founding member of the Batavia Orchid Society. He also was a member of the Maple Park American Legion Post 312. He loved woodworking in his spare time. John was proud to have been selected to participate in Honor Flight Chicago’s trip to Washington D.C. in July 2009. John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eileen Glenn, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William (Marjorie) Glenn; and two sisters, Ruth (William) Flaherty and Lois (Gregory) Molitor. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia.

LYLE ANTHONY KLEIN Born: Aug. 11, 1930; in Balta, N.D. Died: May 21, 2013 GENEVA – On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Lyle A. Klein, of Geneva, passed away of natural causes at the age of 82. By his side at the time of his passing were his loving wife of more than 40 years, Sandra Klein, and his beloved daughter, Erica Heth. Lyle is survived by his wife, Sandra Klein; four children, Lyle Klein, Jr., Joseph (Joslyn) Klein, James (Kris) Klein and Erica Heth; seven grandchildren, Ethan Klein, Dylan Klein, Hawkyns Klein, Sam Heth, Aidan Heth, Keira Heth and Brenna Heth; and siblings, Janet, Tootie and Sandy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Frances Klein; and son-in-law, Rick Heth. Lyle was born in Balta, N.D., on Aug. 11, 1930. His life is best described as the quintessential American dream. A product of the

Great Depression, Lyle eventually starred and captained the Marquette University football team in the 1950s. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, he translated his passion for football and fashion into spending a life working for two of our country’s most cherished institutions: the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and Levi Strauss & Company. Lyle will be remembered as a man who lived life to its fullest and commanded an unparalleled level of respect by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. He was truly everybody’s All-American. By those closest to him, Lyle will be remembered as someone who has imprinted countless indelible marks on all our souls. These special engravings have left each of us with a blueprint for how to live a life of faith, love, honesty, integrity, joy and success. For these and innumerable other reasons, we celebrate the life of Lyle Anthony Klein and thank him for everything. Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, with Father Martins Emeh as celebrant. A lunch will be provided after the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604, would be appreciated. Arrangements were handled by Malone Funeral Home of Geneva. For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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sures, down from 27 St. Charles 60175: 5 foreclosures, down from 17 Geneva 60134: 15 foreclosures, down from 16 Batavia 60510: 7 foreclosures, down from 23 Elburn 60119: 5 foreclosures,

All communities in Kane County, including Elgin and Aurora, logged similarly steep declines in measured foreclosure activity, according to RealtyTrac data. Local real estate agents said they believed the decreases, while startling, matched current trends. According to an analysis of housing market listings run by St. Charles real estate agent Leslie Ebersole of Baird & Warner, the number of

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Data showing signs market is recovering • FORECLOSURES Continued from page 11 listings for distressed properties – meaning homes that were either bank-owned or short sales – on the market in April in Kane County declined almost 50 percent from 1,839 in April 2012 to 928 last month. Short sale listings particularly plunged, dropping 61.2 percent. Ebersole and fellow St. Charles Baird & Warner real estate agent Jim DuMont said they believe the improving health of the housing market played a large role. DuMont said more stable home prices have prompted buyers – and investors, in particular – to jump into the market, causing foreclosed homes to sell quickly. “We’re getting multiple offers on so many,” DuMont said. “The inventory is quickly being depleted. My advice? If you’re going to buy, buy now.” Ebersole said she believes homeowners also have found lenders more willing to work with them to avert foreclosure. Data reported by Fannie Mae backs that belief, as the country’s largest home lender indicated home refinancing has soared under the federal Home Affordable Refinance Program, and the delinquency rate has steadily declined since 2010, settling at 3.29 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, down from 5.47 percent in early 2010. However, Kane County officials who process local foreclosure sales said they still are dealing with a steady stream of foreclosures that has yet to abate on their end of the process. Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez said his office processed 234 foreclosure sales in April, up from 193 a year earlier. “Hopefully, it [RealtyTrac’s data] is a sign that the market is recovering,” Perez said. “But right now, there’s been no slow down of filings coming in on our end.”

D-129, State’s attorney sign agreement Deal defers prosecution of district employees, protects students from abuse By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A 10-month Kane County state’s attorney’s investigation has found that possibly as many as 10 district employees had knowledge of suspected abuse by former West Aurora High School band director Stephen Orland, but did not report it to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as required by law. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has decided to defer for 60 months prosecuting against any district officials or employees in ex-

change for the district signing an agreement designed to protect students from abuse. “This agreement today accomplishes more than we would have accomplished if we would have proceeded with criminal charges,” McMahon said Wednesday in announcing the agreement. Orland, 43, of North Aurora, was sentenced last year to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He will have to serve at least six years in prison. He had been charged with 27 counts that included battery, sexual assault and sexual

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about the duties and responsibilities of mandated reporters, and designate an employee to serve as compliance officer to ensure compliance with the training requirements. “Both the State’s Attorney’s Office and District 129 have worked diligently over the past year to ensure the safety and well-being of all students,” the West Aurora school board said in a statement. “The district has long had in place policies and procedures to report child abuse or neglect claims that meet both the Illinois School Code and Department of Children and Family Services requirements.”


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OPINIONS Season of graduation parties is upon us At the time of publication, I will have attended my last day of classes at Geneva High School. Graduation is this Sunday. Graduating high school is an immensely important event in my life, and most people feel that congratulations are in order. And what’s a better way to congratulate someone than to throw them a party? The season of grad parties is upon us, and it’s a busy one. Nearly 500 students are graduating from my high school, not to mention other area schools. With everyone’s family as proud as can be, grad parties can easily crowd a schedule and be crowded events. I’ve compiled my years of grad party experience into a few main pieces of advice to facilitate and congratulate. First, try to keep things brief. It’s not that the graduate doesn’t like you; it’s just that the grad probably has at least 20 or 30 friends shuffling in all day, on top of 20 family members, five or 10 co-workers or random associates, some parent’s friends, a few neighbors and anyone else’s plus one. This can add up to 60 to maybe 100 people, depending on the size of the house and the popularity of that day. If the party is set to last from around 2 to 8 p.m., that’s six hours and 60 people. That gives the graduate six minutes to talk to everyone there, plus try to get some food for him or herself, help out if someone gets trapped in the bouncy castle and get to a restroom if needed. If everyone has a 15-minute discussion with the grad, some people will go ignored. It’s not that I don’t want advice on how to sneak a record player into my dorm room or discuss our family’s heritage, it’s just that I don’t have time. If you find yourself talking to a graduate that isn’t yours, such

A DAY IN COURT Courtney Phelan as a friend or a relative from the other side of the family, feel free to engage in discussion with him or her. They have more time than the party host to chat. Instead of asking things like, “So, excited for next year?” or “Are you sad to graduate?” ask questions that can actually create conversation. I’ll give you the answers to those questions already. Yes, I’m excited for college. I’m also simultaneously homesick in advance, nervous for my classes, thrilled to be out of Geneva and terrified about moving on. I’m incredibly happy to graduate high school, but then again, I’ve known these people and these hallways all my life. It’s a mixed cocktail of painful and pleased emotions, and I probably don’t want to discuss it with my friend’s mom’s best friend’s twin sister. I also probably don’t want to discuss finances, so any comments like, “Wow, that school must be costing your parents an arm and a leg!” aren’t appropriate. I’m fine with talking about what color my bedspread will be; what I’m majoring in, if I know my major; what I think about the graduate’s high school accomplishments; and whether or not I want to go jump in the bouncy castle. And if you’re talking to me, I definitely want to go jump in the bouncy castle.

• Courtney Phelan is a senior at Geneva High School. She is an outgoing and energetic young writer who likes to swim, read and participate in general teenage activities. She can be contacted at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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Shifting the burden THE WASHINGTON POST Apple has brought American consumers such popular wonders as the iPad, iPod and iPhone and earned billions of dollars in the process. It’s in hot water with Congress now, however, because of something it has not done – regularly paid the top U.S. corporate income tax rate of 35 percent on every dollar it earns around the world. From 2009 to 2012, in fact, Apple managed to avoid taxes on nearly a third of its worldwide net profits, some $30 billion, which were booked to its Irish subsidiaries, according to a report by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. We would say rath-

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er that Apple’s actions demonstrate the unfairness of the tax code – or at least its hopeless complexity. As a tax-law expert witness explained to the subcommittee Tuesday, everything the company did was arguably legal under U.S. and Irish tax law. Apple’s Irish subsidiary was not registered in the United States, so it owed no tax on this side of the Atlantic; but, under Irish law, Apple was not liable for taxation in Ireland either, since it is not managed and controlled in that country. Actually, most of the money wasn’t taxed anywhere. Nor is Apple the only U.S. multinational corporation to avail itself of such loopholes. Companies do so as a rational response

to the fact that the top U.S. corporate rate is high by international standards. The Apple case illustrates, seemingly for the millionth time, the need for corporate tax reform. Alas, it is far, far easier to describe a more efficient corporate code than to enact one. The taxation of global income has proven an especially thorny problem, in part, because it is so difficult to define objectively, and, in part, because it’s so difficult to harmonize the tax codes of different nations. Still, the difficulty of the task is no reason to shrink from it. As the exposure of Apple’s stunning tax strategies shows, Americans have already paid a high price for their current flawed tax code.

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Music city Aurora’s RiverEdge Park to offer summer of music, events By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com AURORA – The city of lights will soon become the city of music. Aurora’s new outdoor entertainment venue – RiverEdge Park Music Garden – will kick off its inaugural season June 14 and 15 with the 17th annual Blues on the Fox festival, which will feature acts such as Chicago’s own Buddy Guy, Dr. John, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Stone Foxes, Tommy Castro and The Painkillers and Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Area press, including the Kane County Chronicle, were recently given a behind-thescenes look at the new $13 million venue, which has a capacity of between 8,500 and 10,500 people. From June 3 to 9, RiverEdge Park will hold public tours of the facility. More information is available by going to www.RiverEdgeAurora.com. RiverEdge Park is anchored by the John C. Dunham performance pavilion, which boasts state-of-the art acoustics. “You feel like you are surrounded by sound,” said RiverEdge Park architect David Steele, of Chicago-based Muller + Muller architectural firm. Living up to its name, RiverEdge Park is located along the Fox River at 360 N. Broadway

Ave. near downtown Aurora and across from the Metra station. A sound wall was built to block noise coming from the busy street. The venue’s architects drew inspiration from Milwaukee’s popular Summerfest in constructing the venue’s plywood stage. “Plywood has a nice spring, a nice sound,” Steele said. Two Brothers Roundhouse, which is located directly across the street from RiverEdge Park, is the park’s official food vendor and will also sell Two Brothers’ craft beers. In addition, 10 to 12 local restaurants will serve a variety of food at the park. Tim Rater, president and CEO of the Aurora Civic Authority, said he hopes RiverEdge Park will boost Aurora’s profile as a growing and vibrant destination for live entertainment. RiverEdge Park is managed and programmed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority, which also oversees operations for the Paramount Theatre and the Copley Theatre, both in Aurora. Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis, B.B. King and Peter Frampton are among the other artists set to perform this summer at RiverEdge Park. More artists will be announced in coming weeks, Rater said.

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Tim Rater, president and chief executive officer of the new RiverEdge Park Music Garden, addresses the media during a preview day May 16 at the Aurora park. In addition, RiverEdge Park will host a number of other activities throughout the summer, such as the Amped Up Adventure Race on June 16 and a sing-a-long featuring the movie “Grease” on Aug. 9. “Every weekend we will have something going on,” said Jim Jarvis, director of communications and sales for the Paramount Theatre. RiverEdge Park is the centerpiece in a 10-year master plan for the city of Aurora. Future plans include building a pedestrian bridge to connect the east and west sides of the Fox River. RiverEdge Park was constructed by the city of Aurora through a combination of grants and donations from the Illinois

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Fox Valley Park District and The Dunham Fund. Tickets to all RiverEdge Park events are on sale now at www.RiverEdgeAurora. com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 630-8966666, or at RiverEdge’s satellite box office, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.

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The new RiverEdge Park Music Garden will open this summer with Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy as the closing act at the 17th annual Blues on the Fox festival on June 14 and 15.


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Geneva’s Got Talent semi-finalists selected KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Contestants had a chance to audition for Geneva’s Got Talent on May 18, for a chance to perform at the semi-finals during the Swedish Days Festival running June 18 through 23. Judges Heather Klaus, Dan Yotz, Eric Elftmann and Steve Lord chose 18 individuals to move forward. The selected contestants will compete on the Central Stage at 6:30 p.m., June 19. Votes from the judges will be combined with votes from

the public cast on Facebook to decide who will head to the finals on June 22. Those contestants will perform at 6:30 p.m. on the Central Stage for a chance to win first prize and $1,000. Facebook voting will begin at 10 a.m. June 18 and will end at 10 a.m. June 21. The Geneva Chamber Facebook page can be found by searching “Geneva, IL – Chamber of Commerce & Tourism” and looking for the Swedish Days logo. The selected semi-finalists for Geneva’s Got Talent include:

• Riley Brutto (St. Charles) • Dave’s Not Here (Elburn) • Nicole DiSandro (Elburn) • Agne Giedraitiene (Downers Grove) • Paden Guido (Hinsdale) • Katelyn Keenehan (Geneva) • Jayne King (Geneva) • Kayla Mickelsen (Geneva) • North of Center (Geneva) • San Sandberg O’Connell (Geneva) • Alyssa Parma (Geneva) • Sydney Poss (North Aurora) • Emily Schmid & Joe Foster (Geneva)

• Matt Skirmont (Batavia) • Joseph Splinter (Streamwood) • Arman Sangalang & Trenton Williams (St. Charles) • Aliyah Starks (Barrington) • Kayla Tejero (Montgom-

ery) For more information on the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s Swedish Days event, including a downloadable brochure of events, visit www.genevachamber.com/swedishdays.html or call 630-232-6060.

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Annual fine art show set for this weekend ST. CHARLES – The 15th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show is set for May 25 and 26 on Riverside Avenue, between Route 64 and Illinois Avenue.

The show features the work of 100 juried artists in various mediums, including watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood, and glass, which are exhibited and available for sale during the event. For information, visit www.downtownstcharles.org/fineartshow.

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Majors Junction to play in Geneva, Batavia By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com When they’re not raising their three children, with a fourth on the way, Mike Mulcahy and Heather O’Brien Mulcahy are rocking out on stage, singing and playing with their band, Majors Junction. The St. Charles couple will join the rest of their band mates on stage during Swedish Days in Geneva, and at a gig in Batavia on Friday, June 14. Mulcahy, who sings, plays guitar and writes songs, and O’Brien Mulcahy, who sings and plays some percussion, have been married for 13 years, and Majors Junction will celebrate its 11th year in October. Other band members include O’Brien Mulcahy’s sister, singer Kiley Ruggerio (who also is expecting a baby); drummer Colin Williams; lead guitarist Jim Croke; and upright bassist Ira Sussman. The group often features guests, such as piano players or violinists. Mulcahy and O’Brien Mulcahy describe the music stylings of Majors Junction as a combination of rock, blues, folk, bluegrass and Americana. “We’ve got three albums out, and we’re almost done with our fourth album,” Mulcahy said. “We’re hoping to have that out after our

fourth child is born in September.” Majors Junction might be one of the only bands with two pregnant lead singers, Mulcahy said with a laugh. “It takes a village,” O’Brien Mulcahy said about performing in a band and raising a growing family. “We’re fortunate to have a really great support network of family, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles and, of course, the deep well of babysitters we’ve secured.” Mulcahy and O’Brien Mulcahy went to high school together in St. Charles, but didn’t start dating until they met up with one another while in college at an O’Brien Brothers concert, in which O’Brien Mulcahy’s father is a member. And it wasn’t until college that Mulcahy started playing guitar. “I sort of got a late start in music,” he said. “My parents encouraged me to take piano lessons, but I didn’t get started on guitar until my freshman year in college. My roommate had a guitar and taught me a few things.” Mulcahy said he later did a WGN Radio tour and found that he had a knack for songwriting. He also started playing shows with the O’Brien Brothers. “Heather and I really start-

Know more For information about Majors Junction or its upcoming shows, visit www.majorsjunction .com. ed playing together in her dad’s band,” he said. “Since I always have a guitar in my hand and she’s a singer, it seemed like a natural fit.” O’Brien Mulcahy said she and her husband have different music stylings, as she was in a band in college and did theater all through school. But, she said, they’ve gotten used to working together over the years. During their shows, Majors Junction plays originals, as well as covers, such as songs by Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

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St. Charles couple Mike Mulcahy and Heather O’Brien Mulcahy are two of six members in Majors Junction – a rock, folk and blue grass band that’s scheduled to play at Swedish Days in Geneva.

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Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert set for tonight ST. CHARLES – The 11th annual Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Lincoln Park, which is located at Fourth and Main streets in St. Charles. The free concert will celebrate the life of Caruso, a St. Charles East High School student leader, musician, athlete and community activist, who died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on July 14, 2002, at the age of 17. The concert is free to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the concert would be moved to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. For information, call 630-513-6200.

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Mulcahy said at any given concert, Majors Junction may have a guest musician sitting in, or may feature acoustic songs in a three-piece trio. While they’ve played local festivals, such as Scarecrow Fest in St. Charles, this will be the first time Majors Junction will play at Swedish Days in Geneva. They’ll perform during the midday concert event, “Con-

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GENEVA – State Street Dance Studio, 9. N. 4th St., Geneva, is gearing up for its annual studio show. This year, State Street will present the full-length ballet “Don Quixote” on June 9 at The Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Students from the studio’s ballet training program, along with dancers from ballet, character and pre-dance classes, will take the stage at 1 and 5 p.m. “Don Quixote” is a story of love, comedy and drama based on an episode taken from the novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes. The story is about a middle-age man from the country who sets out to find his love, only to mistake her for another beauty in the village. “Don” was first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia on Dec. 26, 1869. The performance will include several guest artists from the surrounding Chicago area. Tickets cost $20 for adults

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Lightning cause of house fire By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Lightning was the cause of a house fire that started in a Batavia subdivision Wednesday afternoon, said Deputy Chief Randy Banker with the Batavia Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the scene about 12:15 p.m. for a fire at a home in the 900 block of Ekman Drive in Batavia. Three passers-by called the fire in, Banker said. Fire officials initially suspected that lightning caused the blaze, and they were able to confirm that after an investigation. Banker said no one was home at the time of the fire. One firefighter later was taken to a hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, likely related to being overheated, Banker said. The fire was contained to the roof and attic areas of the home, and Banker said the home sustained a lot of smoke damage.

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STC closes streets for Fine Art Show KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – To accommodate the St. Charles Fine Art Show set for Saturday and Sunday, some streets in downtown St. Charles will be closed starting 5 a.m. Friday, according to the St. Charles Police Department. Riverside Avenue will be closed between East Main Street and Illinois Avenue. Walnut Avenue will be closed between Riverside Avenue and South Second Avenue. In addition, Municipal Lot B, located in the 100 block of Walnut Avenue, will be closed. The streets and parking lot are scheduled to reopen at 8 p.m. Sunday. Restrictions for parking inside the area of the closures have been posted. Vehicles parked in those areas at the time of closure might be ticketed and/or towed. The St. Charles Fine Art Show will be located on Riverside Avenue between Main Street and Illinois Avenue. The event is held rain or shine. Admission is free, and free parking is available in multiple city lots. For information, visit www.stcharlesfineartshow.com.

age was about $200,000. Several area fire departments assisted Batavia firefighters at the scene, including Geneva, North Aurora, St.

Charles and Fermilab. Fire departments from Elburn and West Chicago covered those fire stations while they were assisting at the scene.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Leo Club to host flea market SOUTH ELGIN – The South Elgin Leo Club will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 in the parking lot of the South Elgin Lions Club, 500 Fulton St., South Elgin. The rain date would be June 29. Hot dogs, other food items and beverages will be available for purchase. Space is available but limited. Checks should be sent to the Lions Club at 500 Fulton Ave., South Elgin, IL 60177, to the attention of Lion Angie Deleon. For information, call 847-608-9091.

Alpaca open house set CAMPTON HILLS – An Alpaca open house event is set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 to 23 at Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm, 39W856 McDonald Road, Campton Hills. There is no charge for attending. There will be felt and fiber demonstrations, spinning demonstrations and more. Yarn, fiber, accessories and clothing will be for sale.

For information, visit www.susanwaldronart.com or call 847-888-3934.

Choral union to hold auditions ELGIN – The Elgin Choral Union is holding auditions for professional section leaders from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at Elgin Community College Performing Arts Center, Building H, Room 191D of the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Soprano, alto and tenor voices are invited to audition. Those interested should visit www. elginchoralunion.org, and review complete details regarding this audition including the position description, qualifications and audition procedure before requesting audition. Compensation for the season begins in late August and ends in mid-May. To schedule an audition, call 847-214-7225 or Executive Director Jennifer Bolino at 773-580-9771. Send your résumé to info@elginchoralunion.org for consideration.

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PLANIT KANE BRIEFS Sugar Grove Farmers Market to begin June 1 SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove Farmers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, at the Sugar Grove Village Hall parking lot at Route 30 and Municipal Drive in Sugar Grove. The market is “rain or shine” and runs June through September.

Mike Toomey to take stage at Zanies Comedy Club St. Charles – Mike Toomey will

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Qualifying with little practice Marmion’s Ruddy back from injury, headed to state

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Marmion senior Jake Ruddy of Batavia practices at the school’s track Wednesday afternoon. Ruddy will be competing in the long jump at this weekend’s state meet. Although the multi sport standout (football, basketball) rebuilt his stamina and strength through stationary biking and physical therapy, the state series was a different story. “We didn’t want to chance it,” Marmion coach Dan Thorpe said. “We don’t want to have him run a relay, get tripped and reinjure himself.” Ruddy understands the cautious approach and also is working to adopt it. That’s an easier proposition given the soft cast he still wears on his left wrist. While he understands a big weekend would bolster his aspirations to walk on at Iowa State – where he plans to study

architecture beginning in the fall – Ruddy still sees his sport as an investment. He is looking to join the Aurora Sundowners Track Club this summer to gain more jumping experience. As an eighth-grader, Ruddy broke the Annunciation School long jump record and decided to leave the sport. One year away was enough to convince him how much he missed it. As a senior, Ruddy was out for a little more than two months, but not of his own volition. Last week, he completed his return, healthy and determined. “Now I’m doing everything running and jumping,” Ruddy said. “It’s good.”

Kaneland Dylan Kuipers, pole vault Kory Harner, pole vault Marshall Farthing, high jump Nate Dyer, shot put Tanner Andrews, triple jump Dylan Nauert, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles Nathaniel Kucera, 400 Brandon Bishop, 200 Brandon Cottier, 200 4x100 4x400 4x800 Burlington Central Lucas Ege, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles Ryan Olsen, 40 4x100 4x200 4x400 Aurora Central Catholic Patrick Lefevre, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles Matt Meyers, 1,600 4x100 4x200 4x400 4x800 Wheaton Academy Matt Ruff, 400

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kdruley@shawmedia.com Jake Ruddy succinctly recounts the moment that transformed his abovethe-rim attitude about PE basketball and threatened his senior track season at Marmion. “Went up for a dunk, hung on the rim, came down like I was going headfirst, then put my arms out,” he said. “Then it just snapped both wrists and my left forearm.” Ruddy lay writhing in pain Feb. 12 and had surgery two days later. On Friday, he qualified as a long jumper for this weekend’s 3A state meet in Charleston on his first attempt of the spring. The Batavia resident had only practiced jumping for two days. As a result – and in a nod to his event – Ruddy extends himself when addressing the moment he got redemption on a freak accident. “Everyone was so supportive through this whole thing. I got phone calls, texts, everything from coaches, family members, friends. I got cards in the mail,” Ruddy said. “That helped push me through all this terrible stuff, to be able to be here today and qualify.” Going 22 feet, 4 inches at the Hoffman Estates Sectional, Ruddy captured the sectional title and landed in the middle of the pack of the 31 seeded athletes in 3A. He also advanced to the state preliminaries as a junior, with his top jump of 21 ¼ falling 9.25 inches shy of the top-12 cut for finals The Cadets hope to increase Ruddy’s chances of exceeding his PR – 22-9 at last season’s Suburban Christian Conference meet – and pushing for a finals berth by limiting his practice reps and other events. A staple in the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 4x100 and 4x200 since joining the program as a sophomore, Ruddy competed as a sprinter in three meets when he returned from injury in April.

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By VINNIE DUBER editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – It didn’t seem that the St. Charles North boys volleyball team could get any louder than it was before Wednesday night’s Geneva Regional championship match began. The North Stars were chanting and shouting, screaming and yelling, whooping and hollering, creating such a noise level that it’s unknown whether or not they heard their own names during the team introductions. Yet when St. Charles North senior Jonathan Orech tipped the ball for the match-winning point in the second game, the notion that the North Stars couldn’t get louder was quickly dispelled. The North Stars defeated Geneva, 25-13, 25-18 in two games to accomplish a program first. For the North Stars, it was the first time in sc ho ol hi st or y th e te am captured both a conference championship and a regional championship in the same season. “Last year, we walked away not accomplishing either one of those goals,” North coach Todd Weimer said. “We were so sick to our stomachs and very disheartened. We had a great season, but we just couldn’t finish it. And I think that’s been in the mind of these guys for a long time. A year is a long time. “I’m very proud of these guys. Twelve seniors, two juniors. Very proud of these guys.” North (28-6) was in control from the first serve, and it rarely let up. The first game was over in a hurry, and the North Stars seemed to get better as the game went on, with their biggest lead coming on the game’s final point. The second match wasn’t much different, as Geneva couldn’t get within fewer than five points after North went up 9-4. The North Stars swept Geneva in St. Charles earlier this month

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Geneva Regional Monday’s result Hoffman Estates 2, Streamwood 0 (25-22, 25-16) Tuesday’s semifinals St. Charles North 2, Hoffman Estates 0 (25-20, 25-12) Geneva 2, Addison Trail 1 (13-25, 26-24, 30-28) Wednesday’s final St. Charles North 2, Geneva 0 (25-13, 25-18) en route to the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title. “We knew Geneva; they were really good at coming back if they’re down by a lot because they did it [Tuesday],” Orech said. “We knew we had to never let up and keep pushing through the whole match. We did that. We did exactly that.” Orech racked up five kills in the match, but it was teammate Kevin Beach who led all players with nine. Other leaders for the North Stars included Pat Misiewicz, who totaled 23 assists, and Ryan Dal Degan, who recorded eight digs.

From beginning to end, the North Stars had an unending supply of energy, displayed in shouts, smiles and fist pumps. And it showed during the course of play, as well, as spikes were big, dives were all out and one player even bowled over a garbage can – sending Gatorade cups everywhere – to reach a ball. “We knew Geneva was a really loud team,” Orech said. “We were here [Tuesday] and they had a bunch of fans, so we knew we had to come out with a bunch of energy. That’s one of our strongest assets is coming out with lots of energy and being loud and just not letting the other team get a second in to get any points.” Geneva (21-12) eclipsed 20 victories for the first time in the program’s three seasons, finished, a fact that made coach K.C. Johnsen proud. “Twenty-one wins is pretty good for a program that’s basically had two full seasons now,” Johnsen said. “We were pretty happy

with that match [Tuesday] night against a very capable Addison Trail team that had actually defeated North earlier in the season. ... We’re playing with some of the better programs around. I think being a little bit new, we’re still a little inconsistent once in a while. That shows up, especially against a quality team like North.” Mason Stierwalt smacked six kills for Geneva, while Will Hince and Nathan Jesko both had four assists. Next up for the North Stars is Friday’s Bartlett Sectional semifinal against W h e a t o n N o r t h . T h e s enior-laden North Stars know games will get tougher from here on out, but they’re happy to take on those challenges. “From here on out, every match is going to get harder and harder,” Orech said. “We have to work harder and be more focused and hit harder and jump higher every time. We can’t let up from this point out.”

TODAY Baseball: St. Francis vs. Plano at 3A Kaneland Regional, 4 p.m.; Batavia vs. Hoffman Estates at 4A Bartlett Regional, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East vs. Glenbard East at 4A Geneva Regional, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Rosary vs. Plano at 3A Rosary Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy vs. Jones at 3A Chicago Payton Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic vs. Walther Lutheran at 2A Lisle Sectional, 6 p.m. Boys tennis: IHSA state meet FRIDAY Baseball: Kaneland vs. Sandwich at 3A Kaneland Regional, 4 p.m.; Burlington Central vs. Marengo at 3A Burlington Central Regional, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North vs. Bartlett at 4A Bartlett Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Geneva vs. Glenbard West at 4A Geneva Regional, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: Geneva vs. St. Charles North at 3A Hoffman Estates Regional, 5:30 p.m. Boys track and field: IHSA state meet Boys tennis: IHSA state meet Boys volleyball: St. Charles North vs. Wheaton North at Bartlett Sectional, 6:30 p.m.; St. Charles East vs. Lake Park at Bartlett Sectional, 7:30 p.m.

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IHSA CLASS 2A FREEPORT GIRLS SOCCER SECTIONAL: PRAIRIE RIDGE 3, ROSARY 0

Saints alive Program snares first regional title By MICHAEL GIBBS editorial@kcchronicle.com

Kate McCullagh

Tom DeBruyne

Class 3A Rolling Meadows Regional Monday’s results York 2, Larkin 0 (25-11, 25-22) St. Charles East 2, Hoffman Estates 0 (25-14, 25-15) Tuesday’s semifinals York 2, Rolling Meadows 1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-22) St. Charles East 2, Wheaton Academy 1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-22) Wednesday’s championship St. Charles East 2, York 1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-23) tion before, even [Tuesday] against Wheaton Academy, where we lost the first game and won the next two,” Spicer said. “We tried to use our experience. We knew what we had to do, and we pulled through. “We knew we had to pick up our defense, get good sets and put the ball down. We executed our game plan.” In Game 3, the Saints broke open a tight game to take a 13-7 lead on a kill by Tom Dieter and a 17-11 lead on a kill by O’Connor (14 kills). However, York came back to cut the lead to 19-17, forcing McCullagh to use a timeout. Her team responded with back-to-back kills by Spicer to take a 21-17 lead. York did not go away, cutting the lead to 22-21 before a kill by Dieter and a Dukes’ il-

By ANDREW HANSEN editorial@shawmedia.com FREEPORT – The Rosary girls soccer team tread water after yielding an early goal in Wednesday’s 2A Freeport Sectional semifinal, and even out-possessed Prairie Ridge during stretches of the second half. The Wolves’ surge in the opening stages after the break added up, however, as the Royals suffered a season-ending, 3-0, loss. “It wasn’t our best game of the season, so I wouldn’t say we’re happy with ending this way,” Royals coach Kristy Kane said. “But it’s been a great season. I don’t want to take away from the conference title win or the regional win. [The Wolves] were a good team and had a lot of quickness.” Prairie Ridge (16-2-1) struck early, with Bri Fenton scoring on a Kelsey Bear assist less than a minute into the match. “When [the offense] scores

really fast, we get pumped up. Then we’re also really scared that we might let it go,” Wolves defender Ali Fanning said. “We like to yell ‘First five!’ so we play our hearts out for the first five minutes so there’s no chance they can come back and get a goal in.” Fanning, Hallie Simons and Jordan Reitz led Prairie Ridge’s defensive effort, holding Rosary to only four shots on goal. Fanning was told by Wolves coach J.C. Brown to mark Rosary’s top threat, forward Quincy Kellett, and Fanning held Kellett to only one shot. Prairie Ridge scored twice after halftime. Rosary (15-4-3) stayed afloat behind goalkeeper Lauren Frasca, who made 12 saves. “Lauren is such an athlete,” Kane said. “She always goes out there. She’s always pumped up. She was the one at halftime trying to get everyone riled up to come back. I expect Lauren to do what she did today, and that’s comeoutwithsomegreatsaves.”

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ROLLING MEADOWS – The St. Charles East boys volleyball team waited 17 years to claim the program’s first regional championship. So the Saints didn’t mind having to go three tight, tense games in order to finally earn the title, defeating York, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23, to win the Rolling Meadows Regional title Wednesday. The Saints, seeded 12th in the Bartlett Sectional, move on to Friday’s Bartlett Sectional semifinal against Lake Park. York, the 14th seed, ends its season at 13-19. “It’s incredible, to get the first [regional] in school history,” said Saints outside hitter Luke Spicer, who led East with 19 kills. “It’s an awesome thing to be a part of.” “It’s amazing. To be honest with you, I’m still kind of shocked,” Saints coach Kate McCullagh added. “We really worked hard for this. Last season, Luke and Iain [O’Connor] said, Coach, we’re going to get you a [regional title],’ and it’s so amazing it came true. It’s awesome.” After losing Game 1 – which included 11 ties – the Saints rebounded in the second game, another tight battle with 10 ties. After the final tie at 20-all, East’s Tom DeBruyne had two aces and Jacob Samuels a kill for a 23-20 lead. The Dukes fought back to cut the lead to 23-22, but East took the game on a kill by Robert Kudlicki and a Dukes kill attempt that went out of bounds. “We’ve been in the situa-

legal hit got the Saints to game point, 24-21. The Dukes fought off two game points, but their attempt to tie the game on a kill went wide, setting off a wild Saints’ celebration. “It’s a roller coaster,” Spicer said. “We don’t want the game to get out of hand and give the momentum back to them.” “My heart is still pounding,” McCullagh said. “There was a point where I said to myself, ‘We finally have a decent lead and we’re going to give it away right now?’ “But we took a timeout, refocused, everybody looked each other in the eye, realized we loved each other, we’re all here to have fun, we all have the same goal, and we went out there refocused and ready to win the game.” DeBruyne had 18 assists. Sam Pulcanio added 14 digs, Samuels had 18 digs and three kills and Dieter smacked five kills.

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PEORIA – Albert Almora, a first-round draft choice of the parent Cubs, made his debut for the Cougars on Wednesday and produced three hits in a 9-2 loss to the Peoria Chiefs. After singling in his first at-bat, Almora put the Cougars (20-23) on the board in the top of the third as he bounced a double down the third-base line to drive in Gioskar Amaya. Dan Vogelbach followed by doubling into right-center, scoring Almora with the second and final run of the night from the Cougars. By that point, the Cougars were already trailing as Mi-

kdruley@shawmedia.com Outfielder Albert Almora batted second and played center field for the Cougars in his Midwest League debut Wednesday in Peoria. Hours away in Geneva, Cougars general manager Curtis Haug anticipated Almora’s first time in front of fans in the new home of Cubs farmhands – Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. It’s coming Saturday. Almora, the sixth overall pick in June’s draft, joined the team for the beginning of a three-game series against the Chiefs after rehabbing from a broken left hamate bone in spring training. He’ll get his first view of the western suburbs this weekend, when Haug expects a lot of buzz from a fan base that already has seen its share of first-round talent. “It definitely adds to the excitement now that we’re a Cubs affiliate and so many people in the Chicago area looking at the young players in the Cubs organization as the future,” Haug said. “I think it just re-emphasizes the stuff that Cubs brass has talked about, that there’s going to be a lot of top prospects here all summer long, all season long.” Baseball America rates Almora, 19, as the second-best prospect in the Cubs organization. He batted .321 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 33 games with Rookie League Arizona and Short-A Boise last season, and was set to begin the season in Kane County before his injury. Add Almora to a clubhouse that includes other highly-touted players – namely right-hander Pierce Johnson and slugging first baseman Dan Vogelbach – and the turnstiles should get a workout. “We’re just excited [Almora] is with us and we’re looking forward to his development as a player and looking forward to all the fans that are going to come out and get a taste of what the Cubs’ No. 1 draft pick looks like,” Haug said. Shooting for success: Just 4 2 games behind Beloit for the Western Division’s first-half wild card entering Wednes-

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Prized Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora played with several current Cougars at Short-A Boise last season. He made his Midwest League debut Wednesday night. Home fans can get their first look at Almora when the Cougars host a twilight doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

More than Almora Here’s a look at a few other firstround draft picks to play for the Cougars: 2012: Kyle Zimmer, 5th overall in 2012 2008: Jemile Weeks, 12th in 2008 2003: Joe Blanton, 24th in 2002 2001: Adrian Gonzalez, 1st in 2000 2000: Josh Beckett, 2nd in 1999 1996: Mark Kotsay, 9th in 1996 1993: Charles Johnson, 28th in 1992 day, the Cougars still are waiting to break out. Kane County returned to .500 on Saturday when Johnson’s gem helped the Cougars become the first club to shut out division-leading Cedar Rapids this season. Bullpen woes contributed to consecutive losses in the next two games before Tuesday’s off day. “We’re getting there. I mean, we’re up and down. But I think we’re real close to taking off,” Vogelbach said. “We’ve shown signs of it. Sometimes the pitchers pitch awesome and we don’t hit or we hit and we don’t make plays. We’re not playing together – or everybody’s not doing their part in one – and I think that’s coming soon. We’re young. That’s not an excuse, but I think it’s com-

ing soon.”

Coaching In the cards: Peoria pitching coach Jason Simontacchi earned 20 of his 26 Major League victories with the St. Louis Cardinals in the mid2000s. He had hoped to bolster that total in 2006 when he signed a minor league contract with the Cubs after missing the 2005 season with a torn right labrum. Instead, Simontacchi never put on pinstripes. “I went down to spring training and threw a bullpen and just my arm was all messed up. My shoulder was still messed up,” he said. “So I didn’t pass the physical, and that was it.” Simontacchi, 39, landed with Washington the next season and made 13 starts. He pitched in the independent Atlantic League after that, ending his career in 2010. Keeping his home in St. Louis helped Simontacchi maintain a good relationship with Cardinals officials even as he stayed on the periphery of organizational ball. He was deer hunting this offseason when Cardinals farm director John Vuch called him about the opening in Peoria, a Cubs affiliate from 2005 to 2012.

chael Heesch (2-4) was tagged for five runs in the first two innings. Ildemaro Vargas and Jacob Wilson reached with one out in the first on consecutive singles. Two batters later, Patrick Wisdom walked to load the bases. Michael Swinson walloped the first pitch over Bijan Rademacher’s head in right to unload the bags, giving Peoria (22-21) a 3-0 cushion. Two more runs came home for the Chiefs in the second. Casey Rasmus singled while Nick Martini reached on an error. They both scored after a base hit from Vargas. Heesch settled down and only gave up one hit the rest of the night as he worked 6 2/3 innings.


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Class 2A Byron Sectional: Byron 10, Aurora Central Catholic 3: ACC saw its first

GIRLS SOCCER 2A Riverside-Brookfield Sectional: St. Francis 2, Hinsdale South 1: At Riverside, defending 2A state champion St. Francis improved to 17-1 and advanced to Saturday’s regional final against Fenwick. The Friars knocked off Glenbard South, 3-1, in the night’s opening semifinal.

SOFTBALL Warriors’ Gagliano earns SCC Gold nod: At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy junior shortstop Marissa Gagliano was named Suburban Christian Conference Gold Softball Player of the Year. Gagliano helped the Warriors to the SCC Gold crown by batting .642 in 19 regular-season games and stealing 30 bases in 31 attempts. Catcher Jess Bosse and left fielder Bridget Koehler – both sophomores from St. Charles – were among the Warriors’ other all-conference selections. Sarah McClain and Michelle Ridderhoff also were selected.

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BURLINGTON –The Wheaton Academy baseball team pushed top-seeded Hampshire through the opening innings of Wednesday’s Class 3A Burlington Central Regional semifinal before shoddy defense caught up with it. The Warriors committed six errors, including two in Hampshire’s four-run fourth. That rally erased Wheaton Academy’s 1-0 lead. “One of those losses where you just feel like you gave it to them. Like you were the better team,” Warriors coach Brad Byrne said. “We had one bad inning when we had the lead and gave them four runs in an inning.” Sam Perna drove in the lone run for Wheaton Academy (7-20) on a single in the third. Austin Ebeling allowed four runs – one earned – in four innings. “This is a good team that just chose to have a bad inning,” Byrne said. “I think Hampshire was scared. I think they knew they were going to play a very good team.” Wheaton Academy defeated Genoa-Kingston, 6-0, in Monday’s opening round.

winning season since 2006 come to an end, as the host Tigers used a five-run third inning to advance. The Chargers’ Matt Miller started on three day’s rest. ACC finished 27-8 in its first season under Sean Bieterman.

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STC North alum Munyon deals at IWU ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs “I felt like I did well this season, but I never really thought this kind of stuff was going to happen.” That’s how John Munyon of St. Charles sums up his sophomore baseball campaign at Illinois Wesleyan University, which ended with a slew of accolades for the former St. Charles North standout, including Pitcher of the Year in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin and a first team selection by D3baseball.com in the NCAA Division III Central Region. Appearing primarily out of the bullpen, the righthander compiled an 8-2 record this season with four saves and a 2.33 ERA. Those are impressive numbers, but Munyon thought teammates Nick Mehn (6-2, 1.33) and Jeff Johnson (7-1, 1.71) were more likely to garner postseason awards such as conference pitcher of the year. Munyon says he was “really, really surprised” when he learned he had received the CCIW honor. “I was napping in my room and one of my good friends basically kicked down the door to tell me,” he said. The D3 honor came just this week with Munyon already home for the summer. “It’s an honor because

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Illinois Wesleyan right-hander John Munyon, a former St. Charles North standout, struck out 53 batters in 58 innings this season while compiling a 2.33 ERA over 16 appearances. there are a lot of good teams and players in our region,” he said. Six Titans were named to the region’s first team, including Johnson, who was named the pitcher of the year. Munyon really wasn’t hoping to be home this soon. He was planning on the season lasting a little longer. Illinois Wesleyan finished the season with a 33-14 record after being eliminated from the Division III Mideast Regional with a 10-6 loss Friday to Thomas More. “It was a lot of fun, but it ended up being a little disappointing because we were really talented,“ Munyon said of the season. “I think

everyone thought we had the ability to get to the College World Series.” He says the Titans “got cold at the wrong time,” dropping three of their final four games, including a 12-1 loss to Augustana in the championship game of the CCIW tournament. That defeat came after Illinois Wesleyan had defeated the Vikings, 4-2, in the first meeting between the two teams in the double-elimination tourney. Munyon got the win in that contest by throwing five innings of scoreless relief, giving up just one hit and striking out five. “I never realized how tough it was to relieve until this year,” Munyon said.

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“I’ve always been a starter. … Coming into pressure situations is pretty difficult.” What was the secret to Munyon’s success this season? “I’m not really sure,” he answers honestly. “I didn’t feel like I had changed a whole lot from last year. I got a few more opportunities.” As a freshman, Munyon appeared in 15 games and had a 1-0 record with a 3.07 ERA. “Obviously, as a freshman, any playing time is greatly accepted,” he said. Munyon says having a year under his belt helped him prepare for this season. “Basically, our pitching staff was pretty good this

year,” he said. “It kind of motivated me to keep up with the other guys.” Munyon was the team MVP in his senior season at North, hitting .443 and finishing with a 6-1 record on the mound. Meanwhile, he had narrowed his college search down to Illinois Wesleyan or Illinois. He saw one major drawback to going to Urbana-Champaign, however. “I would not be able to play baseball, at least not on scholarship,” he said. “That was kind of the final factor. I did not want to stop playing baseball.” He also was encouraged to attend Illinois Wesleyan by his best friend’s sister, Jenna Loynachan, who runs track for the Titans. “She loved it,” Munyon said. “I’ve known her my whole life. I talked to her and she had nothing but good things to say.” A business major, Munyon says he’s undecided about his post-college plans. In the near future, he plans on taking a couple of weeks off from baseball to allow his arm some time to rest, then he’ll begin some bullpen sessions to get ready for what hopefully will be an even more successful junior season.

• 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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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Your friends will have a strong influence over various areas of your life in the year ahead. Fortunately, the aspects indicate that you’re likely to choose those who are likely to help, not hinder. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – At times, you can be the kind of person who doesn’t take kindly to interruptions. If something or someone disrupts your day, restrain your anger. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Someone who has helped you in the past would be delighted if you returned the favor. Reciprocity is what keeps the wheels of good fellowship rolling. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Guard against an inclination to be overly possessive of the ones you love. If you cling too tightly, it will only drive your loved ones away. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You’ll be a fierce guardian of those you love. You’re not likely to tolerate anyone who tries to take advantage of you or your kin. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Your brain is in high gear, and you’ll be a whiz at improving others’ ideas. Your sound input will be welcome on all fronts. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Your financial prospects look good. Your gains are apt to come from things you work on yourself, rather than projects of others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You will be far more effective in activities that you personally manage than you will as a mere team member. Don’t be afraid to take charge. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If there’s a complicated matter you need to sort out, seek out a quiet place in which to think. Try to find an environment that is free of all distractions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Associating with some good friends could be more important than usual. However, avoid people who tend to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Unless you’re drawn into an exciting or challenging development, this could be just another one of those so-so days. You come alive when someone drops a gauntlet. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Although you might be confronted with what most people would consider a challenging situation, you’ll see it as an opportunity. And you’ll be right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You need to be concerned about the far-reaching effects of your actions, not just the immediate consequences. The future demands attention.

Ken Jeong bares his soul, body in ‘Hangover 3’ By ED SYMKUS More Content Now Though he stole all audience attention away from every other actor in his brief scene as Dr. Kuni in “Knocked Up,” no one was ready for Ken Jeong’s intro in “The Hangover.” He leaped out of a car trunk, wearing only black socks, and proceeded to beat the tar out of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis with a tire iron. That’s right, wearing only black socks. His Mr. Chow eventually became an important character in that film and its sequel. In “The Hangover Part III,” Chow, naked again, of course, is quite often the center of attention. The doctor-turned-actor, who is also a regular on the TV show “Community,” chatted recently in Las Vegas.

Ed Symkus: Why do you like to be naked onscreen so much? Ken Jeong: Chow originally had clothes on in the first one. It was my idea to have him be naked. I was really nervous, asking [director] Todd Phillips if it was OK, that it would be funny to do it naked. And Todd said, “You don’t have to tell me twice.” He immediately gave me a nudity waiver to sign because he didn’t want me to change my mind. I just wanted to service that script. I’ve got nothing to brag about. I wasn’t trying to show off. It was a character choice, not a personal choice. I’m a happily married father of twin 5-year-old girls. I don’t even like to take off my shirt at the beach. I’m really shy. I’m not an exhibitionist. I’m very demure about my body. But an actor acts, that’s why I do what I do. You’ve gotta make fearless choices to be an actor. Otherwise everyone would do it.

ES: What did your wife say about it? KJ: I’m no dummy. I cleared it with my wife before I told Todd. My wife and I both love comedy. I said to her, “I think he should be naked – what do you think?” She’s very secure, has the best sense of humor in the world, and she said – this is my wife, my best friend, my partner in life – she said, “I guarantee ‘The Hangover’ will be the feel-good movie of the summer because every guy will go home feeling good about themselves.”

ES: What about your parents? KJ: I told my parents I was going to be

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Ken Jeong makes a comeback in “The Hangover Part III,” which opens in theaters Thursday, May 23. naked in “The Hangover.” My dad has a great sense of humor. He saw it and he loved it. But my mother is a little more traditional and conservative, and I didn’t want to offend her sensibilities in any way. So, we actually forbade her to see it for two months. She finally did see it, and said, “I loved it! Why do you underestimate me? It’s funny!”

to have the biggest role of my career in this one ... I’m so moved and flattered by it, I still don’t think I fully comprehend how big this is. I made sure I was prepared. I made sure I brought my “A” game to this movie.

ES: Who was Chow on the page when you first read the script, and how did you change him? KJ: Chow was originally written for a

become a working actor. I just wanted lines in movies. That’s all I wanted and still all I want; the fame and fortune wasn’t the goal. On “Community” I wanted to see how small I could do it. I know I can do other movies, and that’s all I want to do right now. I may fail, but that’s fine. The ultimate failure is not trying at all, so I just want to keep doing what I do.

60-year old man. It was another audition I was going in for, and thinking, “Asian guy, 60 years old; I ain’t gonna get this, yet this is the only audition I’ve got all year.” I only had four lines to read, so I went in, auditioned for Todd, and I had the most inspired audition ever. I was yelling and cursing and improvising for about 10 minutes. And Todd was going, “This guy is insane. I must hire him.” So, I got the part.

ES: Now that the series is over, where do you go from here? KJ: I used to be a doctor. I quit that to

ES: Have we seen the last of Mr. Chow? KJ: Out of all the characters I’ve done,

ES: Did you know that “Part III” was going to be as Chow-centric as it is? KJ: When Chow goes to prison in the

I love Chow the most. I quit my day job to pursue imagination, and Mr. Chow represents a wide spectrum of imagination. You can say or do anything with that character. I’d love it if there was a Chow spinoff.

second movie, I was thinking to myself – as the insecure actor – “I just hope I have a part in the third one.” And then for me

• “The Hangover Part III” opens Thursday, May 23.

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Piccadilly Circus coming to St. Charles WHAT: The Piccadilly Circus is headed to the DuPage County Expo Center. WHEN: Shows take place at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday. WHERE: DuPage County Expo Center, 4050 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Special “Buy One Get One Free” adult tickets are available online at www.TheFunCircus.com.

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The parade will travel north to West Side Cemetery on Stevens Street. Northbound and southbound traffic on Third Street will be affected, and intersections will be controlled by the Geneva Police Department.

Hollywood Poker Open set at Aurora casino WHAT: Hollywood Casino Aurora will host a Hollywood Poker Open Memorial Day weekend qualifier. In addition to their share of the estimated $120,000 prize pool, the top 10 players from the event will receive a $4,000 Las Vegas package that includes a $2,500 seat for the $500,000 guaranteed Hollywood Poker Open Championship being held at the M Resort and Casino from June 28 to 30. WHEN: Sunday WHERE: Hollywood Casino Aurora, 1 W. New York St. in Aurora. INFO: Visit www.hollywoodcasinoaurora. com.

Butterfly release party set at Peck Farm

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WHAT: A butterfly release party is set at the Peck Farm Park Butterfly House. It is the 10th anniversary event. Participants may release a live butterfly, create a butterfly craft and enjoy a snack before earning stamps in a butterfly passport as they take on a self-guided hike. Registration is required. Space is limited. Participants younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday WHERE: Peck Farm Park Butterfly House, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva COST: $17 per child for residents and $25 per child for nonresidents INFO: Visit www. genevaparks.org or call 630-232-4542.

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Where did you grow up? Elmhurst Pets? A macaw named Rosie and an African gray parrot named Taz, a cat named Toby, four horses, tropical fish and a Bengal tiger named Tara. The tiger is at my husband’s business; he’s licensed to have it. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Linda Evans First job? At Woolworth’s coffee shop in Yorktown Center As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A surfer and live in California. I became a housewife and mom instead. What TV game show would you like to be on? “The Price is Right” Favorite charity? Humane Society of the U.S. Favorite local restaurant? Portillo’s in Batavia What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I’ve helped my friend at her garage sale for 30 years.

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Connie Salce was helping out at her friend’s garage sale in Batavia when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

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Parents pay kids to keep from smoking School personnel Dear Abby: I was surprised to see you equate a concerned grandmother’s creative solution to smoking with bribery in your Feb. 14 column. The word “bribe” has a negative connotation. What the grandmother did was offer an incentive, NOT a bribe, that will benefit her grandchildren in the long run. I think the woman should be congratulated. Now for a disclaimer: When my daughter was 14, I came up with the same idea in the form of a wager. I bet her that if she could resist peer pressure and not become a smoker by the time she was 21, I would buy her the dress of her dreams. To my delight, she won the bet. By then she was studying to become a marine biologist, so instead of a dress, the money went toward a wetsuit. At 43, she’s still a nonsmoker and she has now made that same bet with her children. It’s the best money I ever spent. – Retired Clinical Social Worker Dear R.C.S.W.: Oh me, oh my, did I get clobbered for my response to that letter. Out of the hundreds of letters and emails received, only ONE person agreed with me. The rest were smokin’ mad. Read on: Dear Abby: In my many years

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips as a school psychologist, I have counseled hundreds of parents and teachers about dealing with behavioral issues in children. I often make the distinction between a “bribe” and a “reward” by describing a bribe as something you give someone to do something dishonest, while a reward is given for doing something commendable. What she did was reward their good choice in not developing a potentially fatal habit. – OldSchool Psychologist Dear Abby: When you give someone money for something that has already been completed, it’s a paycheck and not a bribe. It was pointed out to me that few of us would continue to go to work if we weren’t paid for it, and those grandchildren were being paid for “work” that was already completed. It’s an important distinction that may be helpful for parents and other adults to understand. – Former School Principal Dear Abby: I disagree with your answer! What that grandmother did was REWARD her grand-

children, not bribe them. A lot of pressure is put on teens, and it takes considerable willpower and maturity to avoid some of these temptations. At 16 or 17, it is hard for them to imagine being over 30, and none of them can imagine being 60 or 70 with lung disease. Hooray for grandparents who can help them avoid adopting a life-threatening habit in any way they can! – Grandmother In Iowa Dear Abby: My pre-teen daughter was devastated when her maternal grandfather died from the effects of emphysema. In spite of it, she took up smoking in her teens. We threatened her, grounded her, took away privileges, even tried guilt trips. Nothing worked. Her choice to smoke was influenced by her peer group. I would have mortgaged our home, sold our possessions and borrowed money from the bank if I thought I could have altered her choice by bribing her. By the way, she has been diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells, but even this hasn’t been enough to cause her to quit. – Would Have Done Anything • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Allergy to latex defies many explanations Dear Doctor K: I’m a nurse who is allergic to latex, so I always use latex-free gloves. But I still occasionally break out in hives. Why? Dear Reader: A product may claim to be “latex-free” or state that it “does not contain latex.” But the truth is that no existing tests can show that a product is completely free from latex. “Natural rubber latex” comes from the sap of the rubber tree. This material is used to make a host of stretchy products, including adhesive bandages, condoms, gloves used in health care and dishwashing, balloons, rubber bands, baby bottle nipples and more. Natural rubber latex can cause an allergic reaction because it contains proteins that set off some people’s immune systems. A latex allergy usually occurs in people with repeated exposure to natural rubber latex. That’s why they’re more common in health care workers and frequent surgical patients. Hives or welts are a common allergic reaction to latex expo-

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff sure. So are swelling, a runny nose and sneezing; red, itchy or teary eyes; headache, sore throat, abdominal cramps; or chest tightness, wheezing or shortness of breath. Sometimes the reaction can cause anaphylactic shock, which can be deadly. Not everyone who is latex-sensitive has hives or welts. Some people get contact dermatitis, consisting of a skin rash and itching that start one to several days after contact with a latex product. Over time and repeated exposure, contact dermatitis can cause dry, crusted scabs on the skin. The big mystery with latex allergy – and most allergies, for that matter – is why it exists. It is our immune system that causes allergies. The immune system is supposed to protect us from dangerous foreign substances and microbes. But latex isn’t dangerous to us – nor are many

other things to which people have allergies, such as pollen, house dust or cat dander. Yet the immune system (or, at least, one part of it) overreacts and goes to war. In trying to protect us, it makes us sick. Synthetic latex is an alternative to natural latex. It doesn’t provoke allergies. You can (and should) use gloves made from synthetic latex. But even that’s not a guarantee, because products made without natural latex can be contaminated with latex proteins during the manufacturing or packaging process. Since latex is found in so many products, the best you can do is make smart choices based on information on product labels. Use gloves made from synthetic latex and avoid those made with natural rubber latex. When you find a product that doesn’t provoke an allergic reaction, stick with it.

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

can end harassment

Dr. Wallace: I am having problems with a group of girls at school. We were once all friends, but I broke away from them because they were doing a lot of immature things, such as writing hate letters and making obscene phone calls. When I left the group, they said they would “get” me one way or another. First, they copied my handwriting and wrote a suicide note and signed my name and mailed it to our guidance counselor. That caused me a lot of time wasted and a lot of explanations. They harass me 24 hours a day. They constantly call on the phone and say nasty things to my family. We have changed our telephone number several times, but somehow they always get our new number. What can I do? – Nameless, Miami, Fla. Dear Nameless: Have your parents meet with your school counselor to discuss the problem and to come to a quick solution. It probably will take the counselor contacting the parents of the other girls. This type of unacceptable behavior must be eliminated immediately. If for some reason it continues after contacting the counselor, your next step is the principal, followed by the superintendent. Dr. Wallace: My second cousin and I used to have sexual relations and now I’m pregnant with his baby. My friends have told me that since we’re cousins, the baby won’t live very long, so now I’m scared to death. I’ve prayed to God for forgiveness, and I promised him I would never do this again. Please tell me what to do! I’m eight months pregnant, and I don’t want my baby to

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace die. – Nameless, Little Rock, Ark. Dear Nameless: Tell your attending physician that your baby’s father is your second cousin. Your physician should be aware of this fact as soon as possible. I’m told by my own personal physician that there is no chance your baby will die because your second cousin was the father. What he did say was that the chances of the baby being mentally deficient are higher than average, but still extremely slim. Dr. Wallace: I’m really, really mad, and I don’t know what I can do about it. Somebody told the principal I had a knife in my locker, so he decided to check it out. I was there, but he didn’t ask my permission. He took all my stuff out of my locker and all he found was a squashed sandwich and a rotten banana from a lunch I must have forgotten to eat a few days ago. Isn’t it illegal to do a locker search without a search warrant? – Larry, Oakland, Calif. Dear Larry: Every few months I receive a letter like yours from young people who have had lockers or purses searched by school administrators. The schools are increasingly aware of the possibility of violence on campus and will take strong measures to nip all problems in the bud. Yes, school administrators have legal authority to search a student’s locker without permission. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


CROSSWORD

SUDOKU

BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Thursday, May 23, 2013

CELEBRITY CIPHER

One of the pluses of transfer bids into the majors is that the stronger hand becomes the declarer. This “right-sides” contracts with reasonable frequency. What can happen in this deal if North is in four spades, or South is in three no-trump, or South is in four spades? In the auction, South opened one no-trump, showing 15-17 points. North transferred with a two-heart response, promising five-plus spades and any pointcount. After South completed the transfer, North jumped to three no-trump to show exactly five spades and to ask South to choose between three no-trump and four spades. (This was a slight overbid; two no-trump would have been a slight underbid.) South, with three-card spade support and a low-doubleton diamond, preferred four spades. In this deal, if North is in four spades, the contract should go down two. East would lead the heart queen. The defenders could take three tricks in that suit, then shift to diamonds. When in with the spade ace, West would cash a diamond trick. If South is in three no-trump, West would lead the diamond king and again down two would be the result. Now let’s have South in four spades. He wins the diamond-king lead with dummy’s ace and drives out the spade ace. West cashes the diamond queen, but South has 10 tricks: four spades, one diamond and five clubs. Yes, if East had the spade ace, all games would fail. But if you load the dice in your favor with transfers, you will gain in the long run.

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The declarer is on the right side

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Arlo & Janis

Garfield

Big Nate

Get Fuzzy is on vacation. Please enjoy this strip from March 23, 2011.

Crankshaft

The Pajama Diaries

Stone Soup

Pearls Before Swine

Dilbert

Rose Is Rose

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$11 FRESH BEER BATTERED ATLANTIC COD

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Thursday May 23, 2013 “My, Grandma...what big zucchini you have!” Photo By: lisa

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Landscaping Assistant for growing landscape company. Some manual labor and snow plowing capability required. This position will potentially evolve into an Estimator/Manager position. English is a requirement, some 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 Office 1-630-443-4722

DAYCARE ASSISTANT needed at Kane County Judicial Center. Summer only. M-F mornings. Background check required. Call Ann at 630-232-3954 or email resume cwr@kanecountybar.org

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTOR DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center is looking for an outstanding leader for the position of Environmental Services Director. Qualified candidates will have experience leading teams of at least 15 people in a health care setting, be familiar with Universal Precautions, and be capable of performing the duties of Housekeeper / Laundry services sufficient to train staff. This position will be responsible for the Housekeeping / Laundry Department in its entirety including, but not limited to, keeping our resident's home clean and sanitary seven days a week, training staff, conducting cleaning and laundry services consistent with State and Federal regulations & managing the Environmental Services budget. Apply at:

DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115 EOE

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CREW SUPERVISOR Work with a small group of young adults that hand out copies of area's leading publication while explaining the benefits of home delivery. Early Evenings / Saturday mornings available. Salary/commission. Average Earning Exceed $700 per week.

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Dental Assistant in a friendly, high tech, state of the art, St Charles children's dental office. Seeking an outgoing & team player who enjoys working with children to join our successful team. Must be able to work independently, enjoy achieving goals & be accurate in your work. Should have good computer skills & experience with dental software. Please email or fax resume to: Fax 630-587-5811 Email: dpd@um.att.com

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Association for Individual Development 309 W. New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506 www.the-association.org

BATAVIA 5th ANNUAL PLANT SALE SAT, MAY 25 8AM - 12PM

Huge Multi Family Sale. Lots of Quality M/F adult name brand clothes sm-XL, purses including Coach, shoes, electronics,s ofa, love seat, large desk ($25) dressers, household, lots of Barbies, some antiques, tons of household, vacuum, electronics, Toro lawnmower, kitchen tables and chairs, DVDS, tons of videos, VCR, BOOKS, videogames & tons of board games, too much to list. New items added daily.

1178 Chillem Dr.

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Quality Hostas & Other Perennials for Shade, Some for Sun. Mature Sizes, Reasonable Prices

CARPENTERSVILLE

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FRI & SAT 8AM-4PM

Providence Sub. 3135 - 3145 HOLDEN CIRCLE Furniture, antiques, children & adult clothing, tools, bikes, art

GENEVA DEKALB 733 Haish Blvd. May 23-25 Thursday - Saturday 8 am -6 pm High end women's clothing, leather, cashmere, silk all name brand. Antiques, collectibles, futon frames, kitchen tables, Rockwell plates, some tools.

BEAUTIFUL GARAGE SALE

654 Shepherd

(W on Bricher, S on Fisher, W on Fieldstone to Shepherd) Fri, Sat 8am-2pm TONS of linens, books, beauty, housewares, small furniture, lamps, clothing, holiday and MORE!!

ELBURN

5754 Breezeland Rd (inside Kimball Farms subdivision)

GENEVA

Saturday, May 25th 10:00 – 4:00

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Furniture: suede sleeper sofa, desk, bookcase, armchair, entertainment center, DVD Player, Printer, Nintendo Wii, GameCube and games Clothing and Accesories

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Aurora (PT)

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the helpless, pray for us.

Reliable Experienced 7 day live-in Caregiver Available. Cook, Clean, References 630-762-9963

DSP - Rehabilitation Instructor - Aurora (FT) Case Manager QIDP Lead - Aurora (FT) Case Manager QIDP - Aurora & Tri-Cities (FT) Direct Support Person (DSP) DSP- House Manager - Aurora (FT) Case Manager QMHP - Aurora (PT) Mental Health Professional - Aurora (FT) LCPC/LCSW - Aurora (FT) Behavioral Health Outpatient & AOD Counselor -

(off Ridge) Th-Fr 7 am-6, Sat 7-3? May 23-25.

(off Kirk Road)

8am-5pm, M-F. Shipping via UPS, LTL. Some lifting required. Experience preferred. $10-$11/hr. to start. Email: beth@normanlamps.com

Expanding and seeking customer-focused applicants to provide community-based services to individuals with physical, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health issues. Positions available in Kane & Kendall counties.

CARRIER ROUTES AVAILABLE IN KANE COUNTY

Call 630-443-3607

mail/e-mail resume to: Chicagoland Crew Company 611 Austin St. Downers Grove, IL. 60515 chicrewinc@comcast.net

JOB FAIR

Driver

ELGIN MULTI FAMILY

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

Knowledge of West/Northwest suburbs a plus.

DEKALB

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FRI & SAT MAY 24 & 25 8AM - 4PM 43W480 KENMAR DR.

DeKalb 133 Terrace Dr. May 24-25.

Huge moving sale!

Furniture, housewares, garden, full mattress and frame, set Xmas dishes, ladies large clothing, plants, and more.

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Garment and carry-on bags, LOTS of kitchen items, music, DVD's, Port-A-Crib, toys, holiday décor, art, dorm fridge, ivory wedding dress (size 12) & MORE!

ELBURN

May 24 & 25, 6am – 1pm 136 South 1st St. (corner of 1st & Nebraska)

Household goods, furniture, comic books, books. www.HuskieWire.com All NIU Sports... All The Time

FRI & SAT May 24 & 25 8:30AM - 4PM 2882 Caldwell Ln. Close to Randall and Fargo - Follow Signs

Excellent Quality Sale Cool Retro couch & chair, trunks, maple end tables, lamps, 4 upholstered chairs, designer clothes, movies plus rare VHS, tables, lots of framed art, clocks, large concrete planter, plant stands, antique cash register, oak desk/chair, antique mirrors, fixtures, curio cabinets, specialized bike, electric recliner, hospital bed, records, and much much more!

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SUGAR GROVE Village Bible Church GENOA GARAGE SALE

402 Birch Ave

8 to 4 May 23 and May 24

Hot Tub Patio Furniture Plus Size Clothing Seasonal Items, Throw Pillows Generator, TV

LILY LAKE Perennial Plant Sale May 24th & 25th 9am-1pm Over 30 varieties of Sun & Shade perennials at $3/gallon

43W840 Heather Ln 630-365-9237

ST CHARLES 3744 KING GEORGE LN. ONE DAY ONLY Saturday 9-3 Christmas, Snow Village, Halloween, Kitchen, linens, M/W clothing, more.

ST CHARLES Huge Multi Family Garage Sale 2nd & McKinley May 24 & 25 8am to 1pm

St. Charles West UPSCALE MULTI FAMILY SALE

ST CHARLES A LOT OF EVERYTHING

1220 Indiana Ave 9-3 Saturday, May 25 One day only! Legos, Pokemon Cards, other toys, household storage, teacher items, clothing, misc.

Thurs, Fri, Sat 8:30am-? 39W863 Crosscreek Ln

Randall to Silverglen or Bolcum to Denker to Crosscreek Rain or Shine Planters, perennials, patio furniture, décor, hundreds of jewelry items, pressure washer, hot wheels, new Webkinz, toys, purses, shoes, Disney, fabric, Longaberger collection, cow hide, stainless tableware, student clarinet & flute, wind up watches, Dirt Devil Vac, Singer Sewing machine & much more!

ST CHARLES

SPRING GROVE HUGE GARAGE SALE

10310 Fox Bluff Lane

HUGE GARAGE SALE

5N782 E. Ridgewood Drive Off Red Gate Rd between Randall & Rt. 31.

Whatever you're looking for, you will find it here!

Friday 5/24 & Saturday 5/25 8am-3pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday May 23 - 25 8:00 - 4:00 P.M.

New candles, light fixtures, furniture, men's, women's, teen clothing. Fishing rods, reels, fishing gear & clothes. Lots of giftable items.

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Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: classified@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at: www.KCChronicle.com

PUBLIC AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 25TH, 20 3 RUNNING 2 RINGS!! 9:00 A.M. Lunch by: Relish the Dog

Comfort Station Available

LOCATION: BOONE CO. FAIRGROUNDS, 879 RT. 76 BELVIDERE, IL. 6 008 LOCATED IN THE GOAT BARN NEAR SOUTH END. PLENTY OF PARKING.

ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD, YARD, SHOP TOOLS & MISC. TRUCK & TRAILERS Truck & trailers to be sold at 11:00 A. M. Sharp!!

SEE WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE LISTING!! OWNERS: K. LIEDBERG, K. NEVENHOVEN, T. BURCH, R. TYLER, J. HANSEN & R. WILLIAMS & R. CASE Terms: Cash or checks w/proper I.D. Visa, Mastercard & Discover accepted. 9% Buyers Premium w/ 4% discount for cash or check. No property to be removed until settled for. All items sold “AS IS”. Number system will be used. Must have driver’s license for registration. Not responsible for accidents or items after purchase. Announcements day of sale prevail over written material.

HUGE SALE

Johnson Brothers China. Complete service for 8 plus extras & serving pieces. Flowers on border, Circa 1905 See pic on line $75. 630-809-4234

May 24 & 25 9-7pm

Sewing Machine with fold top cabinet plus accessories. Excellent Condition. $65 630-809-4234

Location: Sugar Grove on Rt. 47 and Bliss Rd. Half Price Sale Sat 2-7pm $1/bag & everything else is half price. Get rid of that stuff you unearthed during Spring cleaning.

Donations accepted May 19-23 from 10am-8pm Questions? Email missions@villagebible.org

ANTIQUE OLD FARMERS HAND PUMP $145. 847-515-8012 BARN WOOD WHEELBARROW $75. 847-515-8012

Counter Stools –(3) Pier I - Metal Lattice Back – Counter Height Excellent Condition . $50 ea. 630-251-7188 10am – 8pm Desk – Steel – 52”x24” - w/Small Left Side Return – 3 Drawers – Chair – Desk Top Lamp – Excellent Condition $95 For All (moving) 815-991-5149

DINING ROOM SET ST. CHARLES, FOX MILL 4N275 Booth Tarkington St. Saturday May 25th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Traditional china cabinet, table w/2 leaves, 6 upholstered chairs. Exc cond, $1500. 630-406-1962

Gate Leg Table - 30" wide, 9" deep closed, 69" long opened, dark solid wood, excellent condition $75. 630-809-4234 Twin Bed w/Mahogany finish and Thomasville Caned headboard and brand new mattress set. $325 obo. 630-232-1982 Questions about your subscription? We'd love to help. Chronicle Classified Call 800-589-9363 877-264-2527 Queen bed w head/foot board, highchair, crib, 2 baby swings, baby popasan, baby toys, adult cloths, tv stand, other household items. Quality stuff!

REAL ESTATE AUCTION 592 SOMONAUK ROAD, CORTLAND, IL 60112

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 7 PLUS ACRES ZONED COMMERCIAL - DEKALB COUNTY REAL ESTATE STARTING AT 5:00 P.M. 7 Plus Acres, Zoned Commercial. Improved with a 2 story framed house. The home has 3 bedrooms, full bath, dining and large living room with one bedroom on the main floor, galley kitchen and enclosed front porch. Newer high efficiency gas furnace and fenced in yard, septic well. Other improvements include: large barn with metal roof, excellent shape, corn crib, quonset shed, chicken house, silo’s and shed used as a 3 car garage. Wonderful location, fabulous potential.

INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT. CONTACT AUCTIONEERS HERE-IN LISTED. TERMS FOR REAL ESTATE: $10,000 down day of sale with balance at closing on or be-fore July 17, 2013. Possession upon closing. Closing shall be in the usual manner. Title commitment and agreement to purchase contract will be available for inspection prior to sale. Prospective buyers should have any necessary financ-ing arranged prior to sale day. “NO CONTINGENCIES”. The property shall be sold in “as is” condition without warrantees or guarantees. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any of all bids. Announcements made day of sale shall supercede advertising.

LOUIS SCHROEDER ESTATE ATTORNEY FOR SELLER: SEAN SMITH, SYCAMORE (815) 895-1966 Belvidere, IL 6 008 8 5 544-48 or 8 5-988-0249 cell AUCTIONEER: LYLE LEE State License #040.000200 & Roger Mackeben # 44 .000 360 CLERKS & CASHIERS: LEE AUCTION SERVICE Visit our web site at www.leeauctionservice.com

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AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener - Sandwich, IL - 815-451-2820 (IL Lic. #440.000267) Joe Wegener - Rochelle, IL - 815-766-0756 (IL Lic. #440.000375) CLERK: D. Gudmunson CASHIERS: Coultrips www.go2wegenerauctions.com

Saw – Skil – 6½ Worm Drive, Hinge Butt Template Kit & 18 Gage Nailer $200 630-740-0641 9am-5pm

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PUBLIC AUCTION PERSONAL PROPERTY On behalf of Joanne Clark, the following items will be offered by PUBLIC AUCTION. Sale day location: Park Oaks Equestrian Facility: 48W931 Wheeler Rd., Big Rock, IL 60511

Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:30 A.M. Vehicles, Single Seat Ultra-light, Furniture, Game tables, Tanning bed, Misc Household, Farm equipment, John Deere Mowers, Home repair items, Tools, Furniture, 1946 TD-9 4 cylinder Diesel Dozer, Exercise equipment, Windsurfing equipment.

ITEMS INCLUDE: Vehicles : 1974 Corvette Stingray (automatic, 3,078 miles on odometer) 2008 BMW 328i Sedan (automatic, 4 dr, 2012 new tires, 64,189 on odometer) 1998 Dodge Durango (4x4, 164,918 on odometer)

Furniture: 2008 Curling table, 8ft Jesse E Jost (Chicago) 3pc Slate pool table, Sun Capsule VHR Euro Series tanning bed (SCI48/160, 220V, 9900 per watt, manufactured March 2001), 5 Bar stools, Dresser, King Size Bedroom Set, Queen size bed set, Free standing mirror, L-shaped couch and ottoman, 2 Cushioned chairs, Small round table, Large polysuede beanbag chair, Table for plasma TV, Qty 2 - 1pc Bench mirror, 4pc Whicker set, Sofa table, Hutch, Wicker 3-drawer unit, Square coffee table, 4pc Leather living room set, Coffee tables, Lamps, Rectangle ottoman, Whicker box basket, Pool ball wall clock, 4 Stacking chairs, Entertainment center, 4pc Bedroom set, Kitchen table with 6 chairs + SO MUCH MORE

Household: Gas grill, Popcorn popper, Misc wall art, Karaoke machine and CDs, Space heater, 5 Box fans, Misc candles and decorations, Vacuum, Fire pit, Books, 2 Tabletop chalkboards, Treadmill, Freemotion 310R Stationary bike, Dumbbells

Tools: Airco welder, Gas powered yard aerator, Gas powered Honda generator, Table saws, Hitachi 8 1/2” 216mm miter saw, Lawn sweeper, Misc siding, Wheel barrels, Misc shop tools, 2 Poulan Chainsaw, Craftsman tool chest. Plus misc building supplies: insulation, siding, drywall, doors, used windows

Farm: Sioux hay feeders, Horse shavings, Hay bunks, Little Rhino grader blade, 8N Ford tractor (running), 20ft Wood hay elevator, Farm sprayer, Grain-O-Vator, Hay feeders, AgriFab Mow n Vac, 2 Torpedo heaters, 1946 TD-9 Dozer (running), Mower JD LX176 Cub Cadet 1861 with cab and snow blower, John Deere F725 front deck mower, 300 +/- bales of hay (small squares).

PLUS MANY MORE ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION!!

Seller: Joanne Clark Number System will be Used - I.D. Required Not Responsible for Accidents TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE ITEMS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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

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

2001 MERCURY SABLE LS Premium. 120K miles. Beige color. Good maintenance. $3700 OBO. Call 630-387-9549

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2007 NISSAN SENTRA $9500. 815-757-0336

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RFMSI 2004S7 1967 Barracuda Convertible PLAINTIFF Red w/white interior & top. Rotis- Vs. serie restored. 3K mi since restora- Ronald T. Junker; et. al. tion. Excellent condition. DEFENDANTS $22,000 OBO. 815-308-5557 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, 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 CAR, TRUCK, SUV, Hampshire, IL 60140 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, WILL BEAT ANY including the Judicial sale fee for QUOTE GIVEN!! Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is $400 - $2000 calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the “don't wait.... amount paid by the purchaser not call 2day”!! to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) * 815-575-5153 * 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, 1990 & Newer 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Will beat anyone's Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit price by paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mort. gagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchasWill pay extra for er shall receive a Certificate of Sale, Honda, Toyota & Nissan which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful 815-814-1964 purchaser has the sole responsibilior ty/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in 815-814-1224 possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for !! !! !!! !! !! inspection and Plaintiff makes no

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Page 36 • Thursday, May 23, 2013 sp 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

gag ey. Up pay 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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by property is a condominium and the entitled cause on December 11, St. Charles ~ 3BR, 2BA foreclosure takes place after 2012, the Sheriff will on June 27, Appl, hardwood floors, fenced yard, 2 car garage. Available now. 1/1/2007, purchasers other than 2013 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at $1250/mo. 630-202-9146 the mortgagees will be required to the Kane County Judicial Center, pay any assessment and legal fees 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA due under The Condominium Prop- Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for newer house, 2 car garage, base- erty Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) cash, the following described mortment, backyrd. Start Jun-Jul $1690 and (g)(4). If the property is locat- gaged real estate: Near DeKalb. 847-338-5588 ed in a common interest community, purchasers other than mort- LOT 6 IN BLOCK 19 OF LUDLOW gagees will be required to pay any ADDITION TO ELGIN, IN THE CITY assessment and legal fees due un- OF ELGIN, KANE COUNTY, ILLIder the Condominium Property Act, NOIS. 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Commonly known as: 671 ST. CHARLES Purchaser at the sale shall be enti- CHESTER AVENUE, ELGIN, IL tled only to a return of the deposit 60120 Off/Ware Space paid. The Purchaser shall have no 1,568sf - 19,000sf. further recourse against the Mort- P.I.N. # 06-12-283-005 Docks/Drive-Ins gagor, the Mortgagee or the MortAggressive Move-In Package gagee's attorney. Upon payment in Sale terms: 10% down of the 630-355-8094 full of the amount bid, the purchas- highest bid by certified funds at www.mustangconstruction.com er shall receive a Certificate of Sale, the close of t he auction. The which will entitle the purchaser to a balance, in certified funds, is due Deed to the real estate after Confir- within twenty-four (24) hours. The mation of the sale. The successful subject property is subject to purchaser has the sole responsibili- general real estate taxes, special ty/expense of evicting any tenants assessments, or special taxes levied or other individuals presently in against said real estate and is possession of the subject premises. offered for sale without any repreThe property will NOT be open for sentation as to quality or quantity inspection and Plaintiff makes no of title and without recourse to representation as to the condition of Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. the property. Prospective bidders The sale is further subject to confirare admonished to check the Court mation by the court. file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR If the sale is set aside for any rea(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE son, the Purchaser at the sale shall RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION be entitled only to a return of the PUBLIC NOTICE FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN deposit paid. The Purchaser shall ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC- have no further recourse against IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CORDANCE WITH SECTION 15- Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORT- Mortgagee's attorney. KANE COUNTY GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. GENEVA, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association as For information: Examine the Upon payment in full of the court file or contact Plaintiff's attor- amount bid, the purchaser will reTrustee for RFMSI 2004S7 ney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., ceive a Certificate of Sale that will PLAINTIFF 15W030 North Frontage Road, entitle the purchaser to a deed to Vs. Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, the real estate after confirmation of Ronald T. Junker; et. al. (630) 794-9876. Please refer to sale. DEFENDANTS file number 14-09-09533. 09CHK 1294 I530696 The property will NOT be open for NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S (Published in the Kane County inspection and plaintiff makes no SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- Chronicle, May 9, 16, 23, 2013.) representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders EN that pursuant to a Judgment of are admonished to check the court Foreclosure and Sale entered in the PUBLIC NOTICE file to verify all information. above cause on 1/31/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE If this property is a condominium County, Illinois will on 6/20/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane Coun- SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, unit, the purchaser of the unit at the KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS foreclosure sale, other than a mortty Judicial Center, 37W777 Route gagee shall pay the assessments 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL and the legal fees required by The 60175, or in a place otherwise FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK Condominium Property Act, 765 designated at the time of sale, Plaintiff, v. ILCS 605-9(g)(1) and (g)(4). County of Kane and State of IlliHUMBERTO GOMEZ, MARIA DEL nois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth CARMEN GOMEZ, UNKNOWN IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR below, the following described real OWNERS AND NON-RECORD (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE CLAIMANTS, RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESestate: SION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN Defendants. OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLI12 CH 3231 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION NOIS AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS IN DOCUMENT 2001K084360 MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. 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 For information, contact the Pete Vucha PLAT RECORDED NOVEMBER 22, Foreclosure entered in the above Plaintiff's tto 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO. 1999K112153, IN RUTLAND TOWNSHIP, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 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 Air conditioned office area and bathrooms representation as to quality or Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb. quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" 815-754-5831 condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the

Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com 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:

pr 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 AC

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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 Summons 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.)

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upplie quipm Administrative Offices, 710 Western vices, and construction. Avenue, Geneva, IL, 630-232The Geneva Park District will re- 4542. The Geneva Park District reserves the right to reject any or all proposceive separate sealed bids until 11:00 AM on June 11, 2013 at No bid will be considered unless als or to accept any proposals that, the Geneva Park District Adminis- it is made on a proposal form fur- in its judgment, will be to the best trative Offices, 710 Western Av- nished within the bid documents. interest of the public. Only bids in enue, Geneva, Illinois, for the All proposals and bids shall be ac- compliance with the provisions of project titled BENNETT PARK companied by a certified bank draft the specifications will be considPAVING IMPROVEMENTS at Bennett or a bond from an accredited surety ered. Park which is located west of the company, all clearly payable withThe successful Bidder will be reintersection of Illinois Route 25 and out condition to the Geneva Park Euclid Avenue along the east bank District for an amount not less than quired to file a performance bond of the bid suband payment bond equal to one five percent (5%) of the Fox River. This project will consist of the grinding of existing mitted. The bid security will be de- hundred percent (100%) of the asphalt, reshaping and then clared forfeited if the successful bid- bid, with sureties to be approved by repaving the access drive, parking der refuses to enter into a contract the Geneva Park District. area, driving aisles and restriping within 30 working days following the parking stalls and handicap receipt of the Notice of Award. No (Published in the Kane County bids shall be withdrawn for a peri- Chronicle on May 23, 2013.) stall. od of 60 days after the bid opening Copies of the bidding specifica- date, without consent of the Owner. PUBLIC NOTICE tions are available at the office of the Geneva Park District AdminisAll contracts for work herein are NOTICE TO BIDDERS trative offices, 710 Western Avenue, subject to the provisions of Chapter Geneva, Illinois (630) 232-4542. 48, Section 39s-1 through 39s-12, Sealed bids will be received at Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:00 Illinois Revised Statutes, providing p.m., Monday through Friday. for the payment of the prevailing the City of St. Charles Purchasing There will be a $25.00 non-refund- rate of wage to all laborers, work- Office, Two East Main Street, St. able deposit for each set of plans ers, and mechanics engaged on Charles, Illinois, no later than and specifications. Checks should the Project. A signed certification 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2013, be made payable to the Geneva stating the above as well as the fact for 25 kW Packaged Engine GenerPark District. that the bidder is not barred from ator/Automatic Transfer Switch. bidding as a result of a violation of Questions relating to the plans either Section 33E-3 or 33E-4 of Bids will be opened publicly and and specifications must be submit- Chapter 38, Illinois Revised read aloud in the Council Chamted to Chris Lindley with Wills Burke Statutes, 1987 (as amended) must bers at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 7, Kelsey Associates, Ltd. no later than be submitted by the successful bid- 2013. der as part of this contract. The 12:00 p.m. on June 7th, 2013. Geneva Park District encourages All work under this contract shall Bids should be in a sealed enve- Minority and Women Owned Busi- comply with the Prevailing Wage lope with the words “BENNETT nesses to submit bids for this Rate Act of the State of Illinois, IlliPARK PAVING IMPROVEMENTS Project and shall encourage the nois Compiled Statutes, 1987, Bid”. Bids will be opened and read successful contract bidders to utilize Chapter 820, par. 130/31, et. seq, publicly at 11:00 AM on June 11, minority businesses as sub-contrac- and as amended by Public Acts 2013, at the Geneva Park District tors for supplies, equipment, ser- 86-799 and 86-693 and our current City ordinance, with rates to be PAVING IMPROVEMENTS

Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Page 37 ity paid in effect at time work is performed. Contractors shall submit monthly certified payroll records to the City. Contractors shall submit acceptable insurance certificate to City prior to performing work.

60175. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a public hearing on the Proposed Budget and Appropriation Ordinance # 2013-04. At the public hearing, all persons desiring to offer statements or other evidence in support or opposition to the proposed Budget and Appropriation Ordinance # 2013-04 shall be afforded an opportunity to do so orally, or in writing or both. A copy of the proposed Budget is available at the District Office, 40W304 LaFox Rd., Unit C, St. Charles, IL 60175 or on the District's website at www.frcfr.org .

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Stability of Sauceda’s Animal Control post uncertain By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The man hired to serve as a temporary billing manager in the Kane County Animal Control Department has improved the county department’s financial situation. But county officials are giving Robert Sauceda more time to demonstrate that his position should be retained once the county hires a full-time administrator to oversee operations at the department. Barb Jeffers – executive director of the Kane County

Health Department, which oversees the Animal Control Department – said the financial situation at Animal Control has improved markedly in recent months. She noted that collections of pet registration fees required for rabies vaccinations have increased this year compared to last in each of the first four months of 2013. After leveling off in March to levels near those collected in 2012, collections spiked again in April, rising from $54,261 to $78,822. Kane County Board Chair-

man Chris Lauzen, who serves as Jeffers’ supervisor, has said Animal Control, which relies on the fees for its funding, must draw in at least $70,000 to $75,000 a month to pay all of its bills this year. Earlier this year, Lauzen, fearing that Animal Control would again fall short of its needed collections, hired Sauceda to serve as billing manager to increase collections at the department until the county could hire an administrator to oversee Animal Control. The hiring was controver-

sial because the creation of the position and the candidate were not presented to the Kane County Board for review and approval. Critics also noted that Sauceda had been a political supporter of Lauzen. However, in the months since his hire, Sauceda has been the “guiding force” behind increasing the collections, Jeffers said, creating marketing plans and collections strategies to increase compliance among pet owners. But Jeffers said she has not yet decided whether to request

Sauceda’s billing manager position be made permanent. She noted Sauceda earns a $52,000 annual salary, which would need to be paid entirely from fees collected. And she said the county still intends to hire an administrator at a salary of $65,000 to $75,000 later this year. “There may not be enough revenue to justify both positions,” Jeffers said. She said the county will need to evaluate Animal Control income and revenue trends later this year to make that determination.

Batavia touting success of crime-free housing ordinance By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Police officials are attributing the fact that service calls to the city’s eight largest apartment complexes have mostly gone down in the last year thanks to the city’s crime-free housing program. “We try to nip problems in the bud before they become a larger problem,” Batavia police Detective Kevin Bretz told aldermen Tuesday as he presented them with an update on how the program is going. The Batavia City Council approved in September 2011 an ordinance designed to reduce crime at apartment complexes of 10 or more units. The ordinance is being enforced on a trial basis for two years. The program was initiated in January 2012. Under the program, landlords must include a crime-free lease addendum that makes criminal activity a violation and grounds for eviction. That includes murder, drug-related criminal activity, prostitution and unlawful use of weapons. The addendum covers residents and their guests. Bretz presented aldermen with data from January through December 2012. Overall, Bretz said, the apartment complexes have trended downward in calls for service and the severity of criminal activity. In 2008, Batavia Apartments – which at 290 units is the city’s largest complex – had 764 calls for service. That went down to 466 calls in 2011, but went up to

587 calls in 2012. Bretz attributed the increase to the stepped-up patrols by foot and squad patrols at Batavia Apartments. “These calls were primarily officer initiated to check suspicious person and vehicle activity and an increase in noise and loud party complaints,” he said. Despite the crime-free ordinance in place, there was a

homicide and attempted homicide last year at Batavia Apartments. Latoya Baines, 24, a Batavia Apartments resident, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the April 30, 2012, stabbing death of Chicago resident Gerald J. Jackson, 25. Police said the stabbing was the result of a domestic dispute. Police also responded to an-

other stabbing in August. Cyrenthia D. Williams, 18, of the 5100 block of West Concord Place in Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, each a felony. Police found a 26-year-old Aurora woman who said she had been stabbed with a knife in a domestic dispute. She was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva with injuries that

were not life-threatening. Bretz said the tenants in both cases were evicted. “These types of crimes are very unpredictable and usually erupt out of a domestic situation that gets out of control,” he said. Batavia 1st Ward Alderman Michael O’Brien said he was pleased to see the reduction in calls for service at the apartment complexes.

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

Pollen Count Data as of Wednesday

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 Montgomery........... 13..... 11.68...... -0.02 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.82...... -0.03 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 7.91...... -0.01 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 7.69..... +0.02 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 7.38....... none Dayton ................... 12....... 7.41..... +0.21 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.96..... +0.13 Waukesha ................ 6....... 3.58..... +0.01

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Mock trial gives lessons in law By NICOLE WESEKRNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A Geneva High School classroom was turned into a mock courtroom Tuesday as students became litigators and testified as witnesses and experts in a mock lawsuit that stemmed from a car accident. Students were given a scenario, and one group argued on behalf of the defense while the other argued on behalf of the plaintiff. The two parties were trying to prove who was responsible for a car accident that resulted in injuries, and the case was further complicated by blood-alcohol readings taken after the accident. The fictional case between high school students Logan Lovell and Pat Sainsbury outlines a chain of events that results in Lovell breaking several bones after a car accident. The plaintiff tried to prove that Lovell thought he was being tailed by a van and – despite being in a left-turn lane with his left turn signal on – he decided to make a last-minute right-hand turn into the police station. The car collided with the van driving behind it. When

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Students in Jamie Dunlap’s business law class participated in a mock trial Tuesday at Geneva High School. given a Breathalyzer test, Sainsbury blew a 0.05, while Lovell blew a 0.02 while he was at the hospital, according to case documents provided to students. Kim Klein, a criminal defense and family law attorney, acted as the judge and ruled on the case after plaintiff and defense arguments. She ruled in favor of the plaintiff, but said there would likely be a reduction in the award for Lovell based on his contributory negligence. “This would be a tough call as a judge the way it was presented,” she said after the mock trial concluded. The case was not as clearcut as sophomore Madi Ger-

mann thought it would be. “I thought we had it in the bag,” she said after arguing on Sainsbury’s behalf. “I’m surprised we didn’t win.” Jamie Dunlap, who teaches business law, said Tuesday’s trial was the third held at Geneva High School. She said the mock trial requires a lot of critical thinking skills and that the case was relevant because it involved high school students. She said before the mock trial, students in her class sit in on an actual trial to hear opening statements, questioning and closing arguments. “I’m never disappointed,” she said about the mock trial. “Inevitably, the kids – they shine.”

8LOCAL BRIEFS Cadence closes after strong fumes discovered GENEVA – Cadence Fitness and Health Center in Geneva was closed for the majority of the day Wednesday after a floor refinishing project released stronger than anticipated odors. The center closed about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. “Geneva firefighters found that the fumes were strong but not harmful,” Cadence spokesman Chris King said Wednesday afternoon. “It was a stronger odor than we had anticipated.”

King said the floor refinishing project was anticipated to be completed Wednesday, and that the center would reopen today at its normal time of 5 a.m. The center was formerly known as the Delnor Health and Fitness Center.

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Geneva Public Library closed on June 23 GENEVA – The Geneva Public Library will be closed for the Swedish Days Parade on June 23.

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BATAVIA – An 81-yearold Batavia man died of his injuries after a two-car wreck Monday morning at Mill Street and Randall Road. Ralph Lowe, 81, of Batavia, was pronounced dead later that day at Delnor Hospital in

Elgin, was driving a 2003 Mercury Sable northbound on Randall Road when he struck Lowe’s car on the driver’s side, Mazza said. “He had no chance to stop,” Mazza said. “Mr. Lowe pulled out right in front of him.” No citations have been issued in the crash, Mazza said.

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CAMPTON HILLS – The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District’s first full-time deputy chief is expected to begin work next month, Chief Greg Benson said. The board of trustees unanimously approved Gary Baum’s appointment Monday. “Gary’s qualifications were outstanding, and we believe he brings to the department the experience, dedication and training that we were seeking in a deputy chief,” board President Jim Gaffney said in a news release. “We believe he will be an excellent complement to Chief Benson’s leadership.” A full-time deputy chief was needed because the demands of the district’s operations require additional staffing to grow and expand in service needs, Benson said. Baum, 49, was among 17 applicants for the position, Benson said, adding the trustees established an ad hoc committee that identified and interviewed the top five can-

“We believe [Gary Baum] will be an excellent complement to Chief Benson’s leadership.”

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CLOSER LOOK: HISTORY MADE

Part one of a three-part series looking at the stories behind Tri-City buildings on the National Register of Historic Places

Bellevue Place’s Lincoln connection Story by KARA SILVA • ksilva@shawmedia.com | Photos by SANDY BRESSNER • BATAVIA – Bellevue Place has quite the reputation. Most notably associated with Mary Todd Lincoln’s court-ordered sanitarium stay, the Greek Revival-style building that now stands as an apartment complex once served as Batavia’s first high school, helped lay the foundation of the Batavia Public Library and sheltered unwed mothers. The historical relevance of Bellevue Place landed it on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It was built in 1854 at the west end of Union Avenue in Batavia as a private boarding high school called Batavia Institute. Using locally-quarried limestone, it cost $15,000, and was the first school for area high school youth. “At the time, there really weren’t high schools in Illinois,” said George Scheetz, director of the Batavia Public Library. “There wasn’t public funding for anything like that, so you’d have private institutions here and there.” Shortly after Batavia Institute opened, the state mandated each community provide a public high school. “After the law passed, not too many people were enrolling in private schools when they could have a free education at a public school,” said Chris Winter, curator of the Batavia Depot Museum. Before closing in 1867, two of Batavia Institute’s literary societies – the Lyceum Association for men and the Sigournean Society for women – ap-

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Bellevue Place, formerly the Batavia Institute, now serves as a facility with rental units in Batavia. parently laid the groundwork for what would become Batavia Public Library. Scheetz came across the connection through old meeting minutes and newspaper articles gathered by a predecessor. “It was a very grassroots-type of movement,” Scheetz said. “It was really the local families that started the library, and every indication is that these young people were students of the

Batavia Institute.” Early stages of the library began in 1866, when the men’s group offered the women’s group $10 for book-borrowing privileges, Scheetz said. That served as a catalyst in the creation of the Batavia Library Association in 1867. A lifetime membership cost $5, and an annual tax was used to purchase books.

Lincoln connection Dr. Richard J. Patterson

and a handful of others bought Batavia Institute in 1867, renamed it Bellevue Place and converted the 16-acre estate into a mental hospital for women. In the early 1870s, two-story wings were added to accommodate 25 to 30 women at a time. The grounds included a greenhouse, orchards, a vegetable garden, a laundry facility, stables, smokehouse and icehouse – self-sustaining features that fell in line

with Patterson’s philosophy that peace, quiet and an escape from city living served as the antidote for mental illness. Mayor Jeff Schielke, a sixth-generation Batavian and co-author of “John Gustafson’s Historic Batavia,” said at that time there was a high demand for sanitariums because a number of women were deemed mentally ill due to the loss of loved ones in the Civil War.

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Durant House Museum, St. Charles

William Beith House, St. Charles

Bellevue Place, Batavia

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Depot

Dutch Mill, Geneva

Mrs. A. W. Gridley House, Batavia


TODAY: The history of Bellevue Place in Batavia FRIDAY: The Fabyan Windmill or “Dutch Mill” in Geneva SATURDAY: Hotel Baker in St. Charles

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Remnants of Mary Todd Lincoln’s stay at Bellevue Place include her bed and dresser, which are on display at the Batavia Depot Museum, 155 Houston St., Batavia. Bellevue Place that aura that it has,” Scheetz said. “People are so fascinated with everything about Lincoln ... even if it’s a squirrely [connection]. She may have been in an insane asylum, but it’s our insane asylum.”

Home for unwed mothers Two years after the sanitarium closed in 1964, the building was turned into a residence for unwed pregnant women and renamed Fox Hill Home for Girls. The home’s history remains elusive. According to Scheetz, no records exist of the mothers who stayed there and a single, fake name was used for those who did. Schielke said he’s come across children who return to Bellevue Place as adults looking for their origins, only to hit a dead end. “I’ve dealt with four or five people who have showed

up in Batavia in search of information about their birth mother, and most of them have had the last name of Smith,” Schielke said. “Most of the birth mothers’ names on the birth certificates were the same. Apparently, there was a basic name that was utilized for the mothers.” Schielke said those born to mothers of Fox Hill were often given up for adoption, and stringent adoption laws mean there isn’t much available information because the mothers didn’t want to divulge what had happened. “They could lock up their birth in secrecy,” he said. A common theme he’s noticed from those he conferred with is they are grateful to have been adopted by loving parents. “It proved to be a blessing for them,” Schielke said. Fox Hill Home moved in the late 1970s due to the

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building’s deterioration.

Preservation apartments After Bellevue Place was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, it needed restoration to preserve its historical luster. Schielke said turning the building into a facility with rental units was the only way to preserve it. Before the restoration, Schielke said evidence was found of three unsuccessful attempts to set the building on fire. By 1986, it had been converted into 14 rental units, and townhomes have been added over the years. “Hopefully, the building has been saved for future generations, and as long as it’s maintained and managed in a functional form then it should be there for a good number of years,” Schielke said.

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Depot Also known as: Batavia Depot Museum Address: 155 Houston St., Batavia Built: 1854 Added to register: 1979 The train station served as the first depot built by the Aurora and Chicago Branch of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The Gothic Revival-style building was built at the corner of Webster and Van Buren streets. In 1973, the depot was relocated to its current location. It was rededicated as a museum in 1975.

Mrs. A. W. Gridley House Address: 637 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia Built: 1906 Added to register: 1993 Sitting on 2.3 acres of naturally sloping land, the 5,100-square-foot privately-owned home was built by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Prairie Style-stucco and wood house has 14 rooms and three Roman brick fireplaces. Sources: Batavia Depot Museum, “John Gustafson’s Historic Batavia” by Marilyn Robinson and Jeff Schielke, Batavia Historical Society

ONLINE EXTRAS • View more current and historical photos of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places at www.kcchronicle.com. • Watch videos containing interviews, photos and historical documents pertaining to the buildings featured in the History Made series. Hotel Baker, St. Charles

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That included Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of the late President Abraham Lincoln. After Lincoln’s assassination, Mary Todd Lincoln’s son, Robert, had her declared insane, and she arrived at the Batavia sanitarium in May 1875. Mary Todd stayed on the second floor of Bellevue Place in a suite that cost $10 a day, according to the Batavia Depot Museum website. Her summerlong commitment remains a point of contention, as there are many opinions as to whether having her committed was the right thing to do. Witnessing her husband’s assassination and the death of three of her four children led some to believe her mental instability was due to emotional distress. “I think she was [dealing with] tremendous grief. I think it’s totally understandable what happened and that she needed mental support,” Schielke said. Winter referred to the book “The Madness of Mary Lincoln,” by Jason Emerson, in which the author consulted with several psychiatrists who determined that “in today’s time, Mary Todd would probably have been diagnosed as bipolar,” Winter said. Mounting national public pressure about her confinement led to Mary Todd’s release in September of the same year. Remnants of Mary Todd’s visit to the asylum – including a patient ledger, her insanity verdict and the bed and dresser from her room – are on display at the Batavia Depot Museum. “I think it’s the Lincoln connection that really gives

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How to avoid home buyer’s remorse in real estate ZILLOW Ever bought something special and later realized you didn’t really need it or like it after all? It might be something as small as a new handbag or as big as an over-the-top power tool. Usually, returning it is as simple as boxing it back up, locating the receipt, and taking it back to the store for a full refund. But unlike store merchandise or a car, you can’t “try before you buy” a home, which makes your decision to buy or not buy even more stressful. Not only is a home the largest investment you’ll probably ever make, it’s also where you’ll lay your head at night, spend years of your life and make memories. We’ve entered a busier real estate market, with competitive bidding and limited inventory. In the hype of the hot new listing, and knowing there are other buyers zeroing in on the same property, you might feel compelled to go the extra mile to “win” the home. And then, it’s quite possible that, within hours or days of getting into contract, you may start to feel buyer’s remorse. Once you’ve had some time to cool off, you realize the home may not be the best one for you or that there are issues you overlooked previously. You want to pull out of the contract. How do you avoid buyer’s remorse? Throughout the home buying process, stay grounded by asking yourself the following questions.

ry. Seeing the photos, which are snapshots in time, will give you a different perspective. Was the shade closed in the photo and if so, why? Did you ever look out that window? These types of questions are a great way to evaluate if a home will work for you.

• Must ‘own’ this house or must

‘win’ this house? Often, in a competitive situation, a buyer just wants to “win.” If you’re competing and forced into a multiple counter-offer situation, step back and ask yourself: Is this the home I really want or do I just want to beat out the other buyers? Also, has the potential purchase price exceeded the list price? Putting an offer on a home at $425K is one thing. But a few rounds of counter offers may bring the price up to $500K. This can create a completely different set of circumstances, and the home may no longer be right for you.

• Have I seen the home more than once?

There are hundreds of buyers who, through the years, saw a place only once. There are even savvy international buyers who buy places in New York City sight unseen. But this is the exception, not the norm. No matter how much you think you love the home, if you’ve only seen it once, you could be heading for buyer’s remorse. Going back in the evening or a different time of days provides another perspective. Also, you may see things differently the second time around. Often, you miss something in your first pass that stands out the second time around.

• Have I toured the home privately?

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Deciding to buy a home can be a stressful matter. To avoid home buyer’s remorse, make sure to pose important questions to the real estate agent during the search. provides a basic understanding of the floor plan, condition and size. But to really know a home, dig deep. Walk to the end of the lot and look at the back of the home. Open every closet and go in the attic, basement, and garage. Look

at the neighboring houses, too, and try your car in the garage.

• Have I reviewed the photos after seeing the home? Going back to the listing photos helps jog your memo-

Visiting a home with hordes of other buyers isn’t the best way to see it. You may feel cramped or rushed. You might want to sit in one of the rooms in silence for a few minutes, but it’s often not possible during an open house. There may be questions you or your agent would like to ask the listing agent, but don’t want everyone to hear. Or you just would want the time and attention of the listing agent.

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Elburn

$1,125,000

Fabulous curb appeal w/front porch & fenced yard. 3BR/2.5BA Two Story w/full bsmt. Family room w/cozy fireplace, spacious eat-in kitchen, vaulted master suite. Huge new deck, club house, pool and nearby playground! 2838Brian.com

Batavia

Elgin

Sugar Grove

St Charles

$375,000

$89,900

Geneva

Geneva

$199,900

$312,000

Spacious 4BR/2.1BA cedar Colonial in desirable Blackberry subdivision. Close to everything! Porch, paver patio. Eat-in kitchen, vaulted family room w/stone gas log fp. Vaulted ceilings in all bedrooms, master w/private bath & more! 541Dempsey.com

Sugar Grove

$449,000

Stunning 5BR/4BA Traditional, finished bsmt w/2nd kitchen, bar, fp & 5th bedroom. Impeccably maintained, gourmet kitchen, high-end trim, TREX deck, HardiePlank siding & brick front. So much for the money! 993Jennifer.com

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$319,975

Immaculate 4BR/3BA Shodeen Home in Mill Creek! Gourmet kitchen w/granite & stainless, hdwd floors, Trex deck & front porch. Finished bsmt w/rec room, bedroom & full bath. Golf, trails, close to Metra! DooleyDr.com

Geneva

$345,000

Beautifully renovated 3BR/3.1BA cedar & stone ranch home on large fenced lot backing to park. Hdwd floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights & more. Gourmet kitchen w/granite & stainless. Master w/ walk-in closet & bath, finished bsmt. 701Maple.com

$79,000

Look out lot backs to dedicated open space and is close to bike path. Upscale subdivision with many custom homes. Beautiful views, rolling terrain and awaiting your dream home. This could be a steal for someone! Kombrink.com

St Charles

$449,968

$799,900

Glorious 4BR/3.1BA Neo-Victorian home on 2.45 acre lot in Three Lakes! Authenticity, quality & craftsmanship around every turn. Architectural antiques make this new home look “old”. Perfect home w/lots of true character! 8N020Columbine.com

Batavia

$362,000

Quality built 4BR/3.1BA new construction in Silver Glen Meadows. 1.25-acre lot, gourmet kitchen w/ granite & stainless, 1st floor den. Master w/His & Her walk-in closets, luxury bath. Lookout bsmt w/ rough-in for 3/4 bath. 41W629FoxBend.com

Stunning 4BR/2.1BA home on quiet cul-de-sac. New roof, water heater, furnace & AC! Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite & stainless. Family room w/floor-to-ceiling brick fp. Master w/deluxe bath & more! 423Grove.com

Elgin

Elburn

$279,900

7.7 acre parcel of land, for your estate AND your horses! Enjoy peaceful country living, highly rated BURLINGTON SCHOOLS, less than 10 minutes to Randall Rd. Envision country living, still near all the conveniences. kombrink.com

$249,900

Mint condition 3BR/3BA ranch home backing to pond! Open floor plan, neutral decor. Vaulted ceilings, wood laminate floors, granite countertops. Finished bsmt with full bath. Large deck & beautiful landscaping. Move-in ready! 858Morrill.com

Geneva

$499,900

New business zoning, this legal, non-conforming two flat ready for the right investor to convert to higher yielding office or retail. Double lot in heart of downtown Geneva. 2,737 sq feet, updated electric, new roof & HVAC. kombrink.com

St Charles

$124,900

Perfect for the nature lover! Secluded 2BR/1.1BA Villa in The Windings of Ferson Creek. End unit, front porch, side patio, backyard deck, wooded lot. Vaulted living/dining room. Master w/shared bath. Finished basement w/family room! 5N456Redbud.com

Sycamore

$297,900

Gorgeous 4BR/3.1BA Heron Creek Colonial! Covered front porch, fenced lot w/tiered paver patio. Tastefully rehabbed in ‘06. Hdwd & trim detail throughout 1st flr. Gourmet kitchen, vaulted master w/private bath, finished bsmt! 231HeronCreek.com

St Charles

$599,900

Executive 4BR/3.1BA all brick Georgian w/only the finest upgrades & amenities! Stone mosaic floors, claw foot tub, crystal knobs & chandelier, deck & patio. 4 flat screen TV’s included! RoyalFoxDr.com

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$59,900

Come build your dream home on this gorgeous .3-acre lot in popular Brentwoods Ponds! Geneva schools, walking distance to Peck Farm Rec Center, minutes from Randall Rd corridor. Bring your own builder! Kombrink.com

Batavia

$339,900

Huge move-in ready 5BR/3.1BA Fox Trail 2 story on large corner lot! Covered porch, paver patio & walks, extra-deep 3 car garage. 1st floor bedroom w/bath. Master suite w/luxury bath, full basement, close to park & more! 100Sauk.com

Elburn

$750,000

Privacy abounds on this peaceful 1.9 acre lot nature at its best! Builders-bring your small projects, or build your own estate in a wooded area. There is the possibility to subdivide into 4 lots. St Charles schools! Kombrink.com

Batavia

$439,000

Stunning 4BR/2.1BA 2-story on .41-acre lot with mature pro landscaping. Kitchen is a chef’s dream, beautiful woodwork, backs to walking & bike trail, dressing area in master suite, bmt. rough-in, paver patio & much more! 473Trout.com

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Batavia

$389,900

Sophisticated 2BR/2BA end unit condo w/ incredible Fox River views! Brazilian Cherry hdwd, high end gourmet kitchen w/stainless appliances, Birch cabinets & Silestone counters. Master w/ luxury bath, 2 underground parking spaces. 218Water.com

St Charles

$219,900

Great homesite available in desirable Silver Glen Estates! 1.29 acres on this large corner lot. Community well and sewer. Don’t pass up this great investment! Kombrink.com

Batavia

$459,900

Gorgeous 4BR/2.1BA home on quiet cul-de-sac lot surrounded by open space! Large sunny bkyd w/patio. Lots of attention to detail & quality. 1st flr master suite w/luxury bath. 2-story living room, vaulted family room & so much more! 2542Williams.com

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$499,900

Move-in ready 5BR/3.1BA brick front home w/curb appeal & amenities galore. 9’ ceilings on 1st floor, huge family room w/12’ volume clg. Master suite w/ luxury bath, playroom. Finished walkout bsmt w/ bed,bar,rec room & bath! 601WindEnergyPass.com

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Elburn

Batavia

$203,000

Large 1+ acre lot perfect for your dream home. Use your builder or ours (Homes by Steve Hed). Great location in popular Blackberry Crossing subdivision. Just moments west of Randall Road. Soil test available on request. kombrink.com

Great Buy! Build your dream home on this mature wooded lot in a very sought after subdivision. You won’t be able to find a better lot in this area at this price!

Awesome investment potential awaits you! Charming two flat close to downtown. 1st floor unit w/fresh paint, updated bath & new kitchen flooring. Newer windows, roof, furnace & AC. 1-car garage, stamped concrete patio & more! 30SJackson.com

Montgomery

Unbelievable 25-acre Foxwood Farm! Dates back to the Civil War! Home very livable and many farm buildings could support equestrian operationseither hunter/jumpers, dressage, etc. One of the best properties available! 41W847Beith.com

Beautiful home in every season! 4BR/2.1BA Colonial nestled on half-acre cul-de-sac lot! Peaceful secluded location backing to Big Woods park. Total private setting w/paver patio & 4 season porch! 851Burnham.com

$309,900

$159,900

5BR/2.1BA new construction home in Blackberry Creek. Over 2,600 sq ft of living space. Hardwood, family room w/fireplace, 2nd floor laundry, master suite w/walk-in closet & bath. Covered porch, 2-car garage, full basement. kombrink.com

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

Well appointed 4BR/2.1BA Blackberry Creek home! Hardwood floors, soaring 2-story ceilings, detailed trim work & more! Formal dining room, gourmet eat-in kitchen, huge family room w/fp. Master suite w/deluxe bath, 3-car garage. 1323Corrigan.com

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Real Estate Transfers Batavia

1110 Wind Energy Pass: Sold on or before 041713 by Jeffrey A Hartigan to Oleg Kopytov & Justine J Kopytov; $365,000.00 1128 Morton St: Sold on or before 041513 by Kenneth L Clegg to Jeffrey P Dunaway & Kimberly B Dunaway; $280,000.00 2644 Lusted Ln: Sold on or before 041813 by Mark G Workman to Ward Trust; $99,500.00 3S102 Wagner Rd: Sold on or before 041713 by Ronald D Johnston to Kevin Lehman; $230,000.00 576 Viking Dr: Sold on or before 041513 by Withall Trust to Gregory E Tosch & Megan L Tosch; $340,000.00 628 Waterfield Dr: Sold on or before 041813 by Barkei Development Co to Charles M Carrano & Melissa C Carrano; $80,000.00 634 Waterfield Dr: Sold on or before 041813 by Barkei Development Co to Faganel Builders Llc; $85,000.00

Campton Hills

40W781 Longshadow Ln: Sold on or before 042213 by Hsbc Bank Usa Trustee to Nicolas Boatner & Kimberly Boatner; $340,000.00

Elburn

1011 Wise St: Sold on or before 041913 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to

James D Fell; $210,000.00 1074 Lakin Ave: Sold on or before 041913 by Byron G Hicks to Sgc Builders & Developers Inc; $18,500.00 1469 Melbourne St: Sold on or before 042213 by Lisa A Pechan to David Krueger & Laura Beth Krueger; $284,500.00 1N203 Blackberry Crossing Cir: Sold on or before 040113 by Mitchell E Franczyk to Amy L Burford; $585,000.00 2N910 Elodie Dr: Sold on or before 041713 by Steinbis Properties Llc to Robert M Jendrzejczyk & Marinee J Jendrzejczyk; $214,000.00 351 E Reader St: Sold on or before 041513 by James G Rausch to Brenda M Newman & Ashtan M Newman; $175,000.00 404 W Reader St: Sold on or before 040113 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Steinbis Properties Llc; $47,500.00 409 E Willow St: Sold on or before 041713 by Tracey L Mangers to Diane L Ferriss; $126,000.00 48W398 Main Street Rd: Sold on or before 041713 by Seppelfrick Trust to Castle Bank Trustee; $1,846,500.00 48W398 Main Street Rd: Sold on or before 041713 by Seppelfrick Trust to Gramley Family Farms Llc; $353,500.00 631 Highland Dr: Sold on or before 041713 by Julia H Saenz to Elizabeth Crabtree;

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• BUYER’S REMORSE Continued from page 2 $222,500.00 954 Citizen Ave: Sold on or before 041713 by Chris Delarme to Eric J Borgie & Kelli Borgie; $256,000.00

If you’re serious about a home, go back for a private showing. A lot more is revealed when you have time alone in the property.

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Have I read the seller’s disclosures?

100 N River Ln: Sold on or before 041913 by Delores D Dress to James R Copeland; $187,000.00 1083 Lewis Rd: Sold on or before 041713 by Jonathan G Altizer to Cheryl Rossi; $320,000.00 1208 Lencioni Ct: Sold on or before 041713 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Miranda E Kopecky; $138,000.00 1334 Windsor Ct: Sold on or before 041513 by Kobos Trust to Joseph A Pusateri & Joyce M Pusateri; $130,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 6

If you haven’t seen or heard about any disclosures before making an offer, it could be a red flag. In many markets, disclosure packages are available prior to making an offer. If not, a good listing agent will reveal the major disclosure items verbally.

• Is this home what I set out to look for in the first place?

Many times your path changes once you’re in the market. You may realize that another neighborhood will give you more for your money. Or the home that’s in the school district you want needs a lot of renovation, which you hadn’t counted on

doing. When buyers are in the throes of a competitive home market, it’s easy to settle on a home that “kind of” works, or to lapse into autopilot mode. You may just be ready to buy and be done with it. To help protect you from buyer’s remorse, always have an inspection contingency in your purchase agreement. An inspection contingency should be reserved for something serious about the property you didn’t know before making your offer. However, some agents call it the “cold feet” or “buyer’s remorse” contingency. It allows you to exit the agreement should something come up. If you think you’ve found the home of your dreams but have the littlest doubt, or you can’t answer all of the above questions, think twice about accepting that final counter or even writing the offer to begin with. Ultimately, never sign an agreement if you aren’t completely convinced.

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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!

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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 Continued from page 4 1S006 Mill Creek Cir W: Sold on or before 041513 by Matthew Alexander Collier to Richard J Hall & Courtney M Hall; $320,000.00 1S059 E Burnham Ln: Sold on or before 042213 by David A Kohlmeyer to Anthony C Maurer & Frances A Maurer; $295,000.00 211 Kansas St: Sold on or before 041713 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Jon D Berens & Eileen M Berens; $98,000.00 23 Garfield St: Sold on or before 041913 by Lichtenberger Development Corp to Sgc Builders & Developers Inc; $151,000.00 2301 Sudbury Ln: Sold on or before 041813 by Witteking Trust to Brandt Sartell & Tracy Sartell; $263,500.00 317 Sandholm St: Sold on or before 041713 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Katherine L Marshall; $177,000.00

3206 Husking Peg Ln: Sold on or before 041913 by Michael C Dame to Gary J Vandermolen & Kristen Vandermolen; $325,000.00 3298 Knollwood Cir: Sold on or before 041913 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Louis L Pulio; $353,000.00 38W518 Berquist Dr: Sold on or before 040113 by Joshua L Jensen to Christian D Westerhoff & Brenna R Westerhoff; $450,000.00 39W152 E Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 041913 by Claudio S Onofrio to Jacob Millar & Meghan Millar; $295,000.00 39W594 Bealer Cir: Sold on or before 041613 by Jerome O Harried to Stephen Heslop & Karen A Heslop; $545,000.00 425 Willow Ln: Sold on or before 041713 by Yvonne M Mcelroy Estate to Rrussell Builders Inc; $225,000.00 627 Anderson Blvd: Sold on or before 041713 by Fannie Mae to Shirley Voss; $152,000.00

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Schmidt to Andrea E Glass; $119,000.00

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189 Poplar Pl 7: Sold on or before 041713 by Szavay Trust to Evan Thomas Homes Llc; $106,000.00 201 Larchwood Ln: Sold on or before 041713 by Randall J Miller to Lucas Dannells; $175,000.00 2117 Bartram Rd: Sold on or before 041613 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Heather Van Lear; $303,000.00 319 W State St: Sold on or before 041913 by Matthew S Baustian to Thomas Wresinski & Camille Wresinski; $168,000.00 514 Doral Ln: Sold on or before 041513 by Fannie Mae to Linda Callaghan & Thomas M Harris; $207,000.00 68 Johnson Ct: Sold on or before 040113 by Stephen P

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1409 Walnut Hill Ave: Sold on or before 041913 by Tess M Golcher to Deckrow Trust; $129,000.00 1914 Jeanette Ave: Sold on or before 041713 by David J Draper to Brian Hisel & Whitney Hisel; $268,000.00 2006 Bridle Ct: Sold on or before 041713 by David W Holmes to Michael G Loisi & Jolynn M Loisi; $365,000.00 2919 Turnberry Rd: Sold on or before 040113 by Chung Choi to Deanna Koltz; $355,000.00 309 Prairie St: Sold on or before 040113 by Courtney Verschuren to Thomas P Schumacher & Sasha J Schumacher; $221,000.00 311 Dunham Place Commons: Sold on or before 040113 by Mary F Meissler to Margaret Kloss; $140,000.00 34W729 S James Dr: Sold on or before 040113 by David W Jacobsen to Alpine

Landscapes Llc; $65,000.00 38W350 Heritage Oaks Dr: Sold on or before 041913 by Steve Lee Mahurin to Michael K Nutter & Cristie Ann Nutter; $1,970,000.00 39W747 Walt Whitman Rd: Sold on or before 041613 by David M Farrar to Nischik Trust; $685,000.00 3N485 Emily Dickinson Ln: Sold on or before 041713 by Oxford Bank And Trust Trustee to Stephen R Holtsford & Jeanine M Holtsford; $550,000.00 41W608 Foxtail Cir: Sold on or before 040113 by William J Burkle to Ryan Jaros; $370,000.00 4N035 Thornapple Rd: Sold on or before 041913 by Gregory C Gross to Wayne M Cuchna Jr & Bethany Cuchna; $343,500.00 4N259 Pioneer Ct: Sold on or before 040113 by Paul A Janda to Richard Kuberski; $405,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 7

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Gorgeous WATERFRONT home with panoramic views of Castle Lake. Spacious open floor plan, wall of windows faces lake for year round views. Hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and a fabulous kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Large Master bath with whirlpool and separate shower. Loads of closets and storage space! Full walk out finished basement with fireplace and incredible new full bath. Huge upper and lower decks. Relax and enjoy the view!

Tucked away on a private deadend street this Gorgeous all brick Georgian home awaits. Fabulous Foyer with Marble floors, crystal chandelier and double staircase. Amazing Kitchen with tons of cabinets. First floor full bath! Hardwood floors and extensive millwork throughout. Butlers pantry. Den features French doors and box beamed ceiling. Full finished English basement with wet bar and fireplace!

This residence exemplifies the perfect combination of sophisticated style and gracious living! Special features include elaboratemoldings,dramaticwindowscaping and hardwood floors milled from oak trees formerly on the property. Also, boasts a high-end kitchen, library, media room and fabulous walkout lower level accessing multiple patios set amid a private wooded setting.

4N985 PRAIRIE LAKES BLVD. 5N859 CASTLE DR. 198 HAWLEY LN. 5N130 DOVER HILL RD. ST. CHARLES $829,900 ST. CHARLES $405,000 GENEVA $1,050,000 ST. CHARLES $1,295,000 email: Debora@TheMcKayGroup.com View these homes at: www.TheMcKayGroup.com 2690 E. Main St. • St. Charles EQUAL HOUSING

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1 Linden Ct: Sold on or before 041713 by Bradley J Copper to Francisco J Martinez & Kenia I Martinez; $185,500.00 1191 N Camden Ln: Sold on or before 041713 by Jarod A

$135,000.00 31 Ione Dr A: Sold on or before 041913 by Ellis Trust to George Sheppard & Donna Sheppard; $101,500.00 323 W Harvard Cir: Sold on or before 042213 by Richard N Kozlowski to Jeffrey W Schultz & Jennifer L Schultz; $215,000.00 384 Juniper Ln: Sold on or before 041513 by Timothy J Hayden to Robert Estrada & Meredith A Sontowski; $216,000.00 510 S Blackhawk Cir: Sold on or before 040113 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Maciej Maliszewski; $159,500.00 7 Millicent Ct: Sold on or before 040113 by Bobby Marshall to Mel G Ahrens; $180,000.00 726 Lucille St: Sold on or before 041913 by Fannie Mae to Kristine L Luebke; $139,000.00 7N041 Cary St: Sold on or before 041913 by Fannie Mae to Nicholas Bruhn; $135,000.00

879 Rainbow Ter: Sold on or before 042213 by Fannie Mae to Aaron M Senger & Melissa L Senger; $148,000.00 953 N Camden Ln: Sold on or before 041513 by Scott A Meserve to Erika K Mennerick; $222,000.00

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1 Normandie Dr 206: Sold on or before 040113 by Kevin J Grigg to Linda S Hanold & Linda K Lindstrom; $162,000.00 1218 Mariemont Rd D: Sold on or before 041813 by Marcia Montgomery to Karen Tyranowski; $155,000.00 153 Oxford Ave: Sold on or before 041713 by Ronald M Troutman to Kody M Peters & Ashley D Peters; $225,000.00 335 Quarry Ridge Cir: Sold on or before 041513 by Burke Trust to Cecil A Given Iii & Cheryl J Given; $270,000.00 80 Terry Dr: Sold on or before 041613 by Kane County Sheriff to Hud; $129,600.00

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57 Whittington Crse: Sold on or before 041713 by Toates Trust to William G Toomire & Souhaila Khan Toomire; $187,500.00 5N652 Farrier Point Ln: Sold on or before 040113 by James A Cornelius to Chadd E Thompson & Jana Thompson; $500,000.00 621 N Tyler Rd: Sold on or before 041613 by Joan L Gall to Michael W Abts Jr & Jamie M Abts; $290,000.00 6N081 E Ridgewood Dr: Sold on or before 041513 by Robert C Fleming Iii to Rishi Bhati & Priti Bhati; $695,000.00 6N113 Willow Dr: Sold on or before 041913 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Sara L Norman; $80,000.00 6N492 E Ridgewood Dr: Sold on or before 041513 by First Fsb to J Ryan Stewart & Sandra A Stewart; $390,000.00

Grobelny to William J Shanahan & Lynette D Rosenberg; $212,500.00 1448 S Pembroke Dr: Sold on or before 041913 by Clarke Trust to Tomasa Aleman; $130,000.00 1677 Deer Pointe Dr: Sold on or before 041913 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Boone C W Bugger & Samantha A Trimarco; $135,000.00 17 Hilltop Ln: Sold on or before 040113 by James Monte to Matthew P Blake; $220,000.00 17 Persimmon Ln: Sold on or before 041713 by Brookfield Relocation Inc to John M Bozan; $455,000.00 201 Martin Dr: Sold on or before 041913 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Stephen Schwantes; $110,000.00 2275 Sutton Dr: Sold on or before 041613 by Henry A Warfel to Timothy Hayden & Jennifer Hayden; $385,000.00 236 Nicole Dr C: Sold on or before 042213 by James B Wescott to James A Wescott;

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6N705 State Route 31: Sold on or before 041713 by Wright Trust to David M Farrar & Stacy B Farrar; $1,200,000.00 6N937 Irving Ave: Sold on or before 041913 by James J Ros to Ross E Rutherford & Deborah L Rutherford; $310,000.00 808 S 5th Ave: Sold on or before 041713 by Bmo Harris Bank Na to Amy Hitchinson; $45,000.00 819 State St: Sold on or before 041713 by Mary Kay Gorecki Tuxhorn to Michael J Fulkerson & Jennifer L Fulkerson; $160,000.00 924 Viewpointe Dr: Sold on or before 040113 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Samra Trust; $269,000.00


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