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Pedestrian bridge KANE COUNTY open to the public Panel backs plan to create IT posts By JONATHAN BILYK

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editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – The Red Gate Bridge pedestrian and bicycle crossing will be open to the public beginning today, the city of St. Charles announced this week. “Crews will be completing landscaping and some minor maintenance work,” James Bernahl, public works engineering division manager, said in a news release. “But the bridge will be available for pedestrians to get out and enjoy beginning this weekend.” The pedestrian bridge forms the lower deck of the Red Gate Bridge. It connects to the Fox River Trail on the east side of the river and joins a path that feeds into the Great Western Trail on the west. It also links the Kane County Fox River Bluff West Forest Preserve and Kane County Dog Park near Route 31 to the east-side preserve near Route 25. It is a shared boardwalk for cyclists, joggers and walkers. Pedestrians and cyclists are only allowed on the pedestrian crossing, and dogs must be leashed at all times. No pedestrians are allowed on the Red Gate Bridge roadway because it was designed for vehicular traffic only. The city of St. Charles encourages users of the pedestrian bridge to take a picture, upload it to Flickr and send the link to info@stcharlesil.gov. The city will add it to its Red Gate Bridge gallery.

GENEVA – The heads of the various offices that make up Kane County’s courts and criminal justice system have signed off on a proposal to hire four information technology professionals, including a project manager, to oversee the work to upgrade the county’s courts-related computer systems. Kane County’s Judicial and Public Safety Technology Task Force on Thursday recommended the Kane County Board approve the creation of four new IT positions to help facilitate the creation of a new electronic case management system, and then to remain on the county’s payroll to help run the system. The task force panel includes representatives of the county’s judiciary, the County Board, Sheriff Pat Perez, State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, Circuit Clerk Tom Hartwell, Public Defender Kelli Childress, lawyers practicing in the county’s courts and appointed members of the public.

The task force’s action Thursday came at the recommendation of the county’s chief information officer, Roger Fahnestock. He said current county staff cannot handle the project, with their regular duties. Fahnestock said the four new hires would include a project manager and three new “analysts” who would work within specific courts-related offices, such as the offices of the Circuit Clerk and State’s Attorney. Fahnestock estimated the new personnel would cost $442,000 annually. The task force recommended paying that amount using a portion of the sales tax the county already collects for projects related to “public safety.” The County Board last year agreed to dedicate 6 percent of the county’s public safety sales tax annually to the project. Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen backed Fahnestock’s recommendation, calling the project manager proposal “a good starting point.”

County officials have discussed the project for years. The heads of the various offices represented on the task force have said their systems are outdated and inefficient, making it difficult to share documents that circulate among the offices. Several officials argued that the need only has grown more urgent as time has passed, costing their offices state funding and otherwise unnecessary staff time. A representative of the consulting organization, the National Center for State Courts, told the task force that the county would be submitting bid solicitations to vendors by the end of the month. The county could award a contract by the end of the year. The overall project to develop the case management system had been estimated by a different consultant hired by the county to cost more than $12 million. Lauzen said the task force will work to keep the costs much lower than that. The proposals will go next to the County Board’s Finance Committee on Wednesday.

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VFW posts that still are good members and do good deeds (or work) each day for the many projects that support the American way of life – and their community in many ways – with effort and money, as they can afford. Many of the veterans have lost their lives on this earth but gone to a better place. We hope and are wishing we don’t have more veterans of foreign wars … yet we go on allowing the world we live in to maintain the wars and abuse with only hope that we will still have people that will give their lives to free people in other lands to have what we have here in the United States of America.

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To the Editor: It’s time again to remember the people that served our country in foreign wars. Those people, men and women, that gave their being and lives to show what it means to come from a nation that believes in peace; freedom from poverty, abuse, death from killers, bombs, land mines, etc., that some live with every day of their lives. Many of our members have had to live with those people and tried to help them – they won’t or can’t rid their country of people that only want power over their country and all who oppose them. Your city or cities all over the U.S. of A. should thank those members or should be a member of their local

Charles W. Moffet Resident of St. Charles and member of VFW Post 1197 in Batavia

Superheroes and graduates are not that different First, congratulations to the Fox Valley graduates. From preschool to college, you’ve totally earned the party you can’t wait for your parents to leave so you can start having fun. If asked to deliver a commencement address (no worries – I haven’t), it would be brief: “Do what you love in life, and hope it pays the mortgage. If not, sell the house.” To paraphrase George Orwell, all graduations are equal, but some are more equal than others. By the time you leave college, the luckiest grads will have experienced an epiphany, that moment when it hits them, “Oh, yeah, right, that’s what I want to be!” – whether it’s a doctor, chef or street musician.

RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger That moment of discovery, of understanding, is transforming and changes a person as dramatically as Clark Kent shedding his tie, Tony Stark accepting his suit and James Gatz going from ne’er-do-well beach bum to suave, white-suited Jay Gatsby. Have you ever wondered why we pay 10 bucks and up to watch these 3-D fictional characters more than half a century old? Because we are them. Clark Kent is an act we imitate when pretending to fit into normal society, whether at the Daily Planet or the

checkout counter at Jewel. We shed our disguise when revealing our true natures, whether dancing to Mariah Carey, fly fishing a favorite river hole or using water colors to capture the landscape we can’t get out of our head. Tony Stark tries to live unscathed by the demands put on Iron Man, and who can blame him, what with Gwyneth Paltrow waiting in his penthouse? Similarly, we are tempted to ignore life’s cruelties, injustices and responsibilities, such as bullying, the complicity of politicians and voting in nonpresidential elections. James Gatz grew up a “nobody from nowhere,” and through a willed act of the imagination, transformed himself into Jay Gatsby, the

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self-possessed don of cool, who dreams of possessing his dream girl, even if it takes “killing a man.” Gatsby inspires us to reinvent ourselves with the same determination as Benjamin Franklin did when attempting to achieve “moral perfection” by recording his attempts to lead a virtuous life with the same intensity a dieter records his daily food intake. Indeed, who of us wouldn’t benefit from a slight personality adjustment? Who doesn’t dream of making it big, holding a chunk of change commensurate to last week’s Powerball jackpot and own more debonair moves and phrases than a George Clooney or Lauren Bacall? If we need tissues to dry our eyes and dab our noses at

the end of a summer blockbusters or as graduates cross the stage (as both my children did this month), it’s because our heroes exist not only on the big screen viewed through rose and green-colored glasses, but also because they live inside us. Every day we tear off a shirt and tie, don a metal suit or lust for the green light of a hopeful future just out of reach, but always promising to come within our grasp.

• Rick Holinger has lived and taught high school in the Fox Valley since 1979. His poetry, stories, essays and book reviews have appeared in more than 100 literary journals. He is the founder and facilitator the St. Charles Writers Group. Contact him at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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Committee backs sheriff’s gun range plan By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The Kane County Board moved closer to signing off on plans to build a firearms training range at the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday, the County Board’s Administration Committee unanimously recommended approval of a proposal to allow Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez to pay architects $67,000 to draw up plans for the firearms range. “I think we’ve established the need for this,” said County Board member Mark Davoust, R-St. Charles. “This

is really a matter of when, not if.” County Board members have discussed the matter for months, since Perez first publicly asked the board for support of his plan to build the shooting range near his offices at the County Jail. Perez said the indoor firearms range is needed to replace the sheriff’s office’s derelict shooting range at the old county jail site on Fabyan Parkway in Geneva. County officials have declared that firing range to be unusable after floods left the facility too contaminated with mold and lead.

Perez has said the training range is needed to ensure his deputies, correctional officers and others in the sheriff’s office now authorized to carry firearms can maintain the state-mandated certifications needed to legally carry a weapon. Perez said the training and certifications also reduce county liability, should officers fire their weapons during altercations. Since the old firearms range was declared unusable early this year, the sheriff’s office has sought alternative locations at which deputies can train, including discuss-

ing arrangements with police departments in St. Charles and Aurora. But Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ron Grommes told Administration Committee members Thursday that those alternate arrangements would require the county to pay additional costs, such as overtime, facility rental fees and travel expenses, while limiting training opportunities, particularly for deputies and other officers who must train overnight. “And outsourcing is only a temporary fix,” Grommes said. “It’s just kicking the can down the road again.”

Grommes said the sheriff’s office believes it can pay for the project out of its $2.13 million budget surplus, which has been fueled mainly by home foreclosure fees and fees paid by other police agencies, such as the U.S. Marshals, to house inmates at the Kane County Jail. Committee members agreed the sheriff’s proposal represents the county’s best option. “This is a very economical proposal,” said County Board member Drew Frasz, R-Elburn. “And the convenience factor, that’s what really sold me.”


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The St. Charles East baseball team followed what has been its typical recipe for success this season – quality starting pitching and just enough offense – to advance to Saturday’s IHSA Class 4A Geneva Regional finals. PAGE 14

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St. Charles East’s Jasper Koenen hits a return Thursday during his first-round match in the IHSA Boys State Tennis Tournament against Aaron Meyers of Effingham at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

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Koenen plows through first day of tourney By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – St. Charles East junior Jasper Koenen stormed to a 3-0 start as the IHSA Boys Tennis State Tournament opened Thursday. He simply was following an itinerary. By breezing to straight-sets wins against foes from Effingham, Taft and Neuqua Valley, Koenen accomplished his goal of advancing to the Round of

16 for the first time. He’ll face Chicago University’s Conrad Harron at 9 a.m. today at Hersey. By yielding just two games in the process, Koenen relieved any potential conflict with his evening plans. Also East’s student council president, Koenen helped organize a memorial concert for the late Tyler Caruso, an East honors student who died of apparent cardiac arrest in July 2002. “It’s an important event

for the school,” Koenen said, “and I’m glad to be able to be there.” Koenen was the only entry among eight from Chronicle-area schools to advance to the second day of the championship draw. Marmion’s doubles tandem of Jackon Rettig and John Graft rebounded from a 6-0, 6-1 opening-round loss to Lake Forest to win its next three matches and move on to the fourth round of the consolation draw.

“We just knew we could come right back,” said Rettig, a Sugar Grove resident. “We weren’t nervous, so I think it was about continuing to play the way we were. We didn’t get upset with ourselves. We just kept playing.” St. Charles North senior singles standout Dominick Amalraj – who was part of North’s top doubles team last season – is hoping to turn the same trick. Amalraj lost his first match and won his next two before closing his day

with a split-set, 5-7, 6-4 stalemate against Joliet West’s Tom Carney. The match at Hoffman Estates was called because of darkness. The third set will resume at 8 a.m. today at Wheeling. “As long as Dom can keep dictating the points and keep dictating the way he wants to play, he should be able to win the third set,” North coach Sean Masoncup said.

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IHSA CLASS 4A GENEVA BASEBALL REGIONAL: ST. CHARLES EAST 2, GLENBARD EAST 1

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By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The St. Charles East baseball team didn’t ease into the postseason in the least, needing to wrestle free from a tied game in the late innings to avoid an early upset. But on a day when fellow Upstate Eight Conference River co-champion Batavia was ousted in the first round of the playoffs, the Saints aren’t about to grumble in the aftermath of their 2-1 win against Glenbard East in Thursday’s IHSA Class 4A Geneva Regional semifinal. “That’s what happens in the playoffs,” East senior left fielder Joe Hoscheit said. “We know we’re not going to play a perfect game every day. We have to fix those mistakes, take better approaches at the plate.” East (23-11) advances to face the winner of today’s Geneva-Glenbard West game in Saturday’s regional final. The fourth-seeded Saints followed what has been their typical recipe for success this season – quality starting pitch-

ing and just enough offense to take advantage. East cut it close this time, with a pair of doubles by first baseman Brian Sobieski looming large. The second came with the score tied at 1 in the bottom of the sixth inning as his line shot to left field scored Hoscheit from second base. Hoscheit had started the inning with his third straight single of the game before stealing second base. “He threw Brian four fastballs in a row,” Sobieski Sobieski said of Glenbard East pitcher Nick Vichio. “The last one that he threw was high. I knew he wasn’t going to throw a fifth one, try to change my eyes. He went in with a changeup, kind of left it up.” Earlier, Sobieski’s opposite field double to right-center paid off in the bottom of the second when second baseman Jack Dellostritto singled to center, scoring Sobieski for a 1-0 East lead.

IHSA Class 4A Geneva Baseball Regional Wednesday’s semifinal (4) St. Charles East 2, (13) Glenbard East 1 Today’s semifinal (6) Geneva vs. (12) Glenbard West, 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s final St. Charles East vs. Geneva or Glenbard West, 10 a.m. “He got some good pitches and hit those things hard just like he’s supposed to do,” East coach Len Asquini said of Sobieski. “They pitched him a little in, he hit it to left field, a little out, and he hit it to right-center field. It was wonderful to see. Big for the senior to step up and get that done.” The 13th seeded Rams – whose dugout was loud and boisterous throughout the game – tied the score at 1 in the top of the fourth, and had Saints ace Matt Starai (8-1) in trouble with the score still tied in the top of the sixth. Glenbard East shortstop

Danny Ryan notched a one-out double and, after Starai fell behind in the count to Vichio, the Saints intentionally walked him, putting two aboard with one out. Rams cleanup hitter DJ Spears then worked the count full but was rung up on strikes on a borderline pitch. One flyout later, and Starai (three hits allowed, 10 strikeouts) and the Saints were breathing easier. “I thought Matt made some big pitches in big situations today when he was in a little bit of trouble, and he got out of those,” Asquini said. “That was big.” Hoscheit and Sobieski accounted for five of the seven hits on the day for East. Right fielder Brannon Barry supplied a one-out double in the fourth but was stranded. Sobieski, East’s catcher in the past, is having a big offensive season this spring while playing first base. “He’s really shown improvement from last year, and just shown how good he can be,” Hoscheit said.

East senior Bowman sees decorated career end • TOURNEY Continued from page 13 East senior Justin Bowman saw his decorated career end as the winningest player in program history at 104-27. A Wisconsin-Whitewater commit, Bowman finished his fourth and final state tournament at 2-2. Waubonsie Valley’s Eric Marbach scored a 6-2, 6-0 firstround victory, sending Bowman into the consolation draw. Five days removed from retiring from the Geneva Sectional title match against Koenen because of exhaustion and to save his ailing back, Bowman faced the same thing as the rest of his state-bound brethren – an endurance test. While the opening day of the state tournament ensures plenty of tennis as the first three rounds are played in both the championship and consolation draws, it’s not short on waiting

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St. Charles East’s Justin Bowman returns the ball Thursday during his first-round match in the IHSA Boys State Tennis Tournament against Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley at Rolling Meadows High School. and occasional travel, either. Then again, many embrace that as part of the state experience. Geneva’s doubles team of John Potts and Nick McCarty lost a three-setter in their first-round match, won the next two, then bowed out with a 6-1, 6-2 loss to a tandem from Fenwick. “That was a very tough team. They kind of took care of

us on that one,” Vikings coach John Nickelson said. “But the guys worked hard and gave it their best shot. And just to be able to go to state and win a couple rounds at state is quite an achievement. I know they’re disappointed that they weren’t able to continue, but I think they can hold their heads pretty high for their accomplishment this season.”

Geneva’s other doubles tandem – sectional champions Ryan Doeckel and Nick Huang – was eliminated with successive losses to start the day. North’s team of Grant Spellman and Keith Hedges was eliminated in the second round of the consolation bracket. Ditto for Marmion freshman singles player John King, a Geneva resident who showed well in a 5-7 first set loss against seeded player Sunny Singh of Champaign Centennial. “Coming into the match, I knew it was going to be rough from the start but I felt like I had nothing to lose,” King said. “It was a close first set and I was kind of proud of myself there.” Koenen felt fortunate to spend his entire day – before the memorial concert, that is – at Hersey, where he’s set to return this morning, plan in tow. “I’m really determined to go out and win it all this year,” Koenen said.

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys track and field: IHSA state meet Boys tennis: IHSA state meet Baseball: Kaneland vs. Sandwich at 3A Kaneland Regional, 4 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 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.


IHSA CLASS 4A BARTLETT BASEBALL REGIONAL: HOFFMAN ESTATES 5, BATAVIA 4

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Batavia’s Andrew Seigler against the winner of today’s game between Bartlett and St. Charles North. “We’ll play anybody, anywhere, anytime,” Batavia coach Matt Holm said. “But the reality is you can’t disrespect anybody. I don’t care if it’s the lowliest team on the planet. “It’s baseball. It’s not football where you can just brute-force knock the living [crud] out of somebody and it’s your game. When it’s the playoffs, you have to knuckle down.” Hoffman Estates opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on a walk, sacrifice bunt and RBI single off Batavia starter Austin Shanahan. The Bulldogs answered in the bottom of the fourth with four runs, two on a double by Dino Simoncelli and two more on a single by Seigler. Shanahan (8-2) appeared

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Hawks not used to losing By JEFF ARNOLD jarnold@shawmedia.com DETROIT – The Blackhawks aren’t accustomed to losing multiple games and so when they faced some adversity this week against the Detroit Red Wings, coach Joel Quenneville was curious to see how they would respond. No one inside the Hawks’ dressing room expected the Western Conference semifinals to be easy, so Quenneville wasn’t shocked when his team managed to take a couple of competitive setbacks in stride. “Our group is fine – we’re definitely disappointed, we haven’t been in this position all year and we’ve quietly gone about our business,” Quenneville said after Thursday’s morning skate. “But I think it’s a good test for us, it’s a good challenge.

You’re going to get tested along the way. It’s never a smooth road and there’s always obstacles and hurdles you have to overcome.” Quenneville said losing Games 2 and 3 got his team’s attention, marking the first time all season the Hawks have been forced to deal with the kind of struggles teams such as Detroit did. The Red Wings needed to finish 7-3-1 just to keep their consecutive streak of playoff appearances alive. Now, they’re giving the Hawks all they can handle. “This seems to be the first time we’re running into some tough adversity. There’s nothing wrong with that,” captain Jonathan Toews said. “That’s something you have to face come playoff time. You don’t win a Stanley Cup without going through something like that.”

to be on cruise control, having retired seven straight with two outs in the sixth inning when he walked Keegan Mugerditchian, then committed an error on a roller back to the mound to extend the inning. Before the Bulldogs could get a reliever warmed up, Hoffman Estates knocked out four straight RBI hits to take a 5-4 lead. After the fifth run scored, Holm replaced Shanahan with Jacob Piechota, who was able to get the last out of the inning and hold Hoffman Estates scoreless in the seventh. “It doesn’t matter how many outs we have,” said the Hawks’ Jimmy Ward, who was 3 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. “We’re playing some good baseball. We’re a really confident ballclub. “We have a lot of momentum right now. Even down 4-1 to a good team, we’re going to

keep rolling, keep fighting.” In the bottom of the seventh, Laren Eustace (3 for 4) led off with a double and Billy Zwick followed with an infield single in which Eustace did not advance. Hoffman Estates coach Todd Meador replaced starting pitcher Ethan Bloom with Ward, the Hawks’ No. 1 starter making only his second relief appearance of the season. “It is a little unique situation,” Ward said of coming on in relief. “But it’s the playoffs. There’s no tomorrow, so I’m doing what I can.” Ward got Micah Coffey to hit a ground ball to the shortstop, who started a double play that ended with a close play at first base, with Coffey being called out and Holm not agreeing. Luke Horton then grounded out to end the game, and the Bulldogs’ season. “[That] call made a big difference in that series,” Holm said of the play at first base to compete the double play. “If they don’t turn two, we get a groundball and Laren is going to score.

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IHSA Class 4A Bartlett Regional Thursday’s semifinal (18) Hoffman Estates 5, (2) Batavia 4 Today’s semifinal (7) Bartlett vs. (10) St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m. Saturday’sfinal Hoffman Estates vs. Bartlett or St. Charles North, 11 a.m. “I feel the worst for our seniors. They deserve way better than that.” Seigler said the co-Upstate Eight Conference River champion Bulldogs thought they would pull it out in the final inning. “We’re the Battling Bulldogs, and we kind of showed it,” he said. “We had confidence we could come back and win. Laren and Billy got us going in the seventh. It just didn’t happen for us today.” Shanahan was charged with five runs, one of them earned on eight hits, two walks and a hit batter. He struck out six.

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BARTLETT – If the IHSA Class 4A St. Charles East Sectional seeds were to be believed, Batavia’s baseball game Thursday at the Bartlett Regional should have been a tune-up for some tougher games down the road. But those games won’t happen for the Bulldogs this season after Batavia, seeded second in the 20-team sectional, gave up four late runs and was upset, 5-4, by No. 18 Hoffman Estates in a Bartlett Regional semifinal. “We played our hard est, so it’s disappointing we didn’t come out of here with a win,” said the Bulldogs’ Andrew Seigler, who was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. “[Hoffman Estates] put the ball in play, got a few hits here and there. But it wasn’t anything we shouldn’t have been able to handle.” The Bulldogs finish the season 27-7, while Hoffman Estates (11-18) won its fifth game in a row and moved on to Saturday’s regional final

“We played our hardest, so it’s disappointing we didn’t come out of here with a win.”

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St. Charles North’s Kelly Manski dribbles the ball Tuesday during the Girls’ 3A Soccer Sectional Tournament at Hoffman Estates.

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Geneva eyes postseason sweep By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com The Geneva girls soccer team played at an elite level in Tuesday’s sectional semifinal against Batavia, scoring the match’s first four goals and generating a handful of other legitimate scoring chances. It was quite a night for Geneva, but the Vikings know they’ll need to be at least that sharp – if not better – to take tonight’s IHSA Class 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional championship match against top-seeded St. Charles North. The defending Class 3A state runners-up North Stars defeated the Vikings, 2-0, when the teams met in April, a key win for North en route to dethroning the Vikings as Upstate Eight Conference River champions. “We’re going to have to play our best. Definitely our best,” Geneva junior Maggie Bodine said after scoring two goals against Batavia. “We’re really going to have to play on the ground mostly for that game because they have really good defenders that play really well in the air. We’re just going to have to play our best and hope we come out with the win.”

IHSA Class 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional Tuesday’s semifinal St. Charles North 1, Conant 0 (2OT) Geneva 4, Batavia 2 Today’s championship (1) St. Charles North vs. (7) Geneva, 5:30 p.m. The Vikings have won nine matches in a row, all but one of those in relatively dominant fashion. Still, seventh-seeded Geneva is a decided underdog tonight, a role coach Megan Owens thinks her respect-craving team has embraced while pulling upsets by seed in each of its past two matches. “They’ve had a great season, and they’re the 1 seed,” Owens said of St. Charles North. “I think the pressure’s kind of on them. We’re just going to come out and play our game, and hopefully it should be a hard-fought, Tri-Cities battle.” The Vikings are accustomed to those. After starting the postseason by whipping Bartlett, tonight will mark Geneva’s third straight post-

season showdown against a Tri-Cities foe. The Vikings lost twice to St. Charles East during the regular season before upending the Saints in Saturday’s regional final, and Geneva improved upon its regular season draw against Batavia to oust the Bulldogs on Tuesday. The Vikings will look to demonstrate similar strides against the North Stars. “I think we matched up pretty well with them the first time around in terms of physicalness,” Owens said. “It was a great, intense game. We’ve just got to work on a few little things, tweak a few things, and we’ll see what happens out there.” North narrowly escaped an upset bid by Conant in Tuesday’s other semifinal, using a Kenzie Rose goal in double overtime to prevail, 1-0. Tonight’s winner advances to Tuesday’s Barrington Supersectional. That would be quite the improbable destination for a Vikings team that needed the current winning streak to rise above .500. “We knew we’d take our lumps [against a tough schedule] but we also knew it’d pay off in the postseason, and it is,” Owens said.

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IHSA Class 3A Payton Regional: Wheaton Academy pounded Jones Prep, 10-1, in a regional semifinal. The Warriors (10-10) got doubles from Marissa Gagliano, Jess Bosse and Gina Graff. Michelle Ridderhoff (9-9) earned the pitching victory. Wheaton Academy advances to face Montini in Saturday’s regional final.

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‘Big year’ for St. Charles North track trio St. Charles North sprinters Jack Feeney, Connor Larson and Zach Kirby endured a lengthy rain delay at one of their first big, boys track meets together. The trio went on to get all wet about a subpar sectional finish from North’s 4x400-meter relay two springs ago. “Ever since then, we’ve been just building up, building up, building up for this moment,” Kirby said. He’s referring to the group’s last chance, its last weekend together: The Class 3A state meet in Charleston that begins with today’s preliminaries. Feeney, a junior, sees the relay through to seniors Larson, Tyler Ingham and Kirby – in that order. Last month, the group established a school record of 3:21.75 while competing at the famed Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

QUICK READ Kevin Druley Each member has raved about the experience. North finished 35th among 537 teams, encountering competition from across the nation and world. Teams from Jamaica and the Bahamas were on hand, as well. “This is our big year. We’ve had great runs fairly consistently,” Feeney said. “Me, Kirby and Connor have been running together since I was a freshman. We’ve been working this 4x4 into the ground.” Ingham joined the fold after the graduation of last season’s achor, Oshay Hodges. Part of a deep stable of North sprinters – the 4x100 and 4x200 also are state-bound – Ingham fit in quickly.

Since Penn, North has worked to recapture its form while navigating less than optimal conditions in the Kane County, Upstate Eight and Hoffman Estates Sectional meets. North won the UEC 4x400 in 3:25.88 before placing second to an upstart Larkin group at sectionals in 3:22.72. The Royals, who won by 16 hundreths of a second, improved by nearly nine seconds from conference. Kirby feverishly gave chase down the backstretch, nearly closing what the public address announcer had deemed a formidable gap. “What can you do now?” Kirby said. “You see them and beat them downstate. That’s all that matters now.” Kickin’ it: Campton United Soccer Club will host the 10th annual Midwest Cup Tournament today through Monday, attracting 200-plus boys and girls teams in 8U

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through 18U age divisions. Out-of-state entries include teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa. Cool Inlet Soccer Club of Anchorage, Alaska, is set to compete in the 14U division. Campton Director of Soccer Brian Nail and tournament director Tony DeMarco head the event, which includes 450 games and 150 referees on 24 fields. More than 10,000 spectators are expected over four days.

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“This is our big year. We’ve had great runs fairly consistently. Me, [Zach] Kirby and Connor [Larson] have been running together since I was a freshman. We’ve been working this 4x4 into the ground.” Jack Feeney Junior St. Charles North sprinter


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LEFT: Gerry Fabros (left) accepts $500 worth of Geneva Gift Certificates from Geneva Chamber member services and volunteer coordinator Ellen Townsley. RIGHT: Helen Bus (left) accepts $500 worth of Geneva Gift Certificates from Geneva Chamber membership and sponsorship director Judy Carroll.

Chamber announces shopping spree winners KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – The winners of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Shopping Spree Spring Giveaway were Gerry Fabros of Chicago and

Helen Bus of Batavia. The winners each won $500 in Geneva chamber gift certificates. To participate in the giveaway, subscribers to Fox Valley ePromo & Deals filled out entry forms received from an

email blast. Participants returned the entry form to a participating Marketing Advantage Co-Op business. Fabros turned hers in at Mill Race Cyclery, 11 E. State St., Geneva, and Bus turned hers in at First

State Bank, 323 W. State St., Geneva. The Marketing Advantage Co-Op is comprised of participating chamber members that pool resources and advertise cooperatively to promote Geneva and its businesses.

Lincoln students ‘Make a Difference’ at senior center KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – First-graders from Lisa McMorris and Marti McCloud’s class at Lincoln School in St. Charles visited residents of Delnor Glen Senior Living Center in St. Charles as part of the school’s “Make a Difference” theme. Students sang songs, shared artwork depicting the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Arm-

strong and presented seniors with potted plants decorated with student-made flags in honor of Memorial Day. During the visit, McMorris wrote in an email, the children learned about the difference they can make in the lives of others with gifts from the heart.

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Here I am, still at Pine View. Thanks to the Super Staff, things are going well. Lots of strawberries, good cheer and smiling faces! Try to imagine the extensive needs of so many of my comrades here. The staff respond with not just addressing the varying capabilities. It is difficult to describe the individualized sensitivity, respect and true caring that abounds. The dedication of the families and visitors is immeasurable as well. This experience has been not unfamiliar yet still eye-opening to this particular slice of life. Sometimes I truly miss being a teacher. My thoughts are turned to what I might call “The School of Socialization.” Instruction goes along these lines and applies in almost any setting, with certain understandable cautions: • If you see a stranger or one who is “different,” it is really OK to nod and smile. • What is sometimes called “glaring” can be rude. Take a look and move on. • When having a conversation, keep in mind that others who are at hand might well feel disrespected or left out as the transaction becomes a state of oblivion. Admittedly, it is difficult as we all sort out our spaces and dignities, yet in our culture we learn the ways of being fair and attentive to others. End of class. No final exam. Please know that I am “preaching” broadly, in business settings,

JOAN KNOWS Joan Arteberry walking down Main Street or at a family picnic. Let’s smile and nod, folks! Speaking of Main Street, what about turning out for the Memorial Day parade and the ceremony at the Freedom Walk behind the Municipal Building? It’s Monday, May 27, this year. Parade sets off at 10 a.m. What started as a day for decorating the graves of fallen members of the armed forces has transitioned through the years as a time to memorialize all those who have passed and a time for families to gather. Our local parades are one way to restore the focus on the fallen, those who served and protected. I once heard a most bizarre remark made by a guy who spoke with an accent, probably from a European country liberated by Allied Forces: “Why go to the ceremony? These are not MY soldiers!” Really? So, come on out to wave the flag for ALL those who served to keep ALL of us free!

• Joan Arteberry is a longtime resident of St. Charles. Her columns are featured in the Kane County Chronicle’s Neighbors section every other Friday. Write to her at joanarteberry38@ gmail.com.


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photographed my first Kane County Cougars home game May 16 as a photo intern with the Kane County Chronicle. Being a part of the press resulted in my behind-thescenes view of the Cougars game against the Peoria Chiefs. I wasn’t there to photograph the action – I was there to capture the essence of the ballpark that the average fan wouldn’t generally experience. Initially, I focused on the fans, specifically children. They all seemed to be enjoying their colorful Dippin’ Dots snacks or paying more attention to their counterparts than the action on the field. To photograph the players on the field, I was led through a simple, gray door that connected to a worn, shady passage. I spotted a hamper brimming with baseballs and rakes hung in haste. It was a sports fan’s secret garden as it led directly into the player’s dugout.

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One hurt in rollover crash By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com CAMPTON HILLS – One person sustained injuries that weren’t life-threatening in a rollover accident at the intersection of Burlington Road and Bolcum Road in Campton Hills Thursday evening. Chief Greg Benson with the Fox River & Countryside Fire/ Rescue District said two vehicles were involved in the accident at that intersection, which occurred shortly before 5 p.m. The person in the second vehicle was not injured or taken to a hospital, he said. Details about how the crash occurred were not immediately available Thursday evening, but Benson said the vehicle that rolled over slid about 60 feet on its top before coming to a stop. He said the woman who was taken to an area hospital may have escaped more serious injury if she hadn’t been wearing a seatbelt. “She was protected and the injuries she suffered were not serious,” Benson said. “Some of her personal items were thrown from the vehicle about 50 feet.”

Fermilab plan would add 4 buildings By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com FERMILAB – Fermilab scientists hope to learn more about the most abundant particles in the universe through a proposed project that would bring four new buildings to campus. The public was invited to Fermilab on Thursday to learn more about the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment project, which would send a beam of neutrinos – particles with almost no mass that pass through many types of matter – straight through the earth to South Dakota. Construction of the new buildings near Kirk and Giese roads in Batavia could

be underway as soon as 2015. One building would be about 40 feet and 160 feet long, and would be near Kirk and Giese roads. That building would be connected to an underground hall about 200 feet below the Fermilab site. A 52-foot hill also would be constructed about 1,000 feet from Kirk Road to house part of the facility that would create the neutrinos. The project would send neutrinos from Batavia to Lead, S.D., and no tunnel will be needed to bridge the 800mile distance because neutrinos will pass through the earth. The U.S. Energy Department is providing $867 million to fund the project, and

Fermilab still is recruiting funding partners, said Katie Yurkewicz, Fermilab communications director. She said $57 million has been spent in planning for the project so far. James Strait, director of the project, said neutrinos can travel through 100 million miles of lead unscathed. He said their unique properties may give scientists a peek into places they may not be able to see, such as exploring the core of the sun or what the center of a supernova looks like at the moment it explodes. They also may provide answers as to why more matter than antimatter was produced in the Big Bang, he added.

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Gayle Deja-Schultz of Sugar Grove was recently named the recipient of the Outstanding Women Student Award for the 2013 graduating class of Northern Illinois University. This award is part of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and is intended to recognize the outstanding achievements of women.

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Ford Explorer regains sales ground lost from earlier years Ford’s Explorer is as popular in 2013 as it was when introduced as a 1991 model in March of 1990. That model became the prime example of what a sport utility should be. It should be big, be able to shift on the fly and offer four-wheel-drive. Buyer ardor waned, but picked up after a redesign in 2011 that introduced the economical EcoBoost engine, turbocharging, more interior space and a switch from body-onframe to unibody construction. Today the Explorer rides more like a car than a truck. Prior to 2011, the platform was based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck. Currently the platform is from the Ford Flex wagon. A turbocharged Sport model was tested recently and illustrated the characteristics of Explorers out of the past. The tested Sport was comfortable, powerful, roomy, economical for the size, and loaded with amenities. Priced from $29,100, the Sport at $40,720 is the most expensive Explorer. The other models are base, XLT and Limited. The Sport has all-wheeldrive as standard, the other three front-wheel drive. The Sport also differs in that its engine is a 365-horsepower turbocharged V6 and the other three V6 models deliver 295 horsepower. An optional turbo four-cylinder settles for 240 horsepower. The tested Sport can tow a 5,000 pound trailer and can race from 0 to 60 miles per hour in almost seven seconds. Engines are mated to a shiftable (paddles behind steering wheel) six-speed automatic transmission. During the test week, it seemed the Sport should drink copious amounts of regular unleaded gasoline. It drank a good share, but averaged 18.6 miles per gallon in combined interstate and suburban driving situations. For a 4,534-pound vehicle with two to three adults and a continuous 200 pounds of cargo aboard, that mpg was not bad.

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Three of the four 2013 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle models (base, XLT and Limited) have a 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower V6 engine as standard. The fourth, the Sport model, has a turbocharged 365-horsepower V6.

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper Highlights of the tested Sport included a 390-watt, 12-speaker sound system, hill start assist (does not roll back at stop lights with severe inclines), rear view camera (nice to know if backing up toward a tree), lighted scuff plates (helps at night), and a high ride in what one feels like is an impregnable fortress. The 7.6-inch ground clearance, P255 tires mounted on 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, a strong squarish look and high seats contribute to this feeling of safety. Sync services come with the MyFordTouch sound and climate control systems. Sync works fine. Available and designed for Ford by Microsoft, Sync (introduced in 2008 model year) allows cell phones, MP3 players, USB storage devices and an optional navigation system to be activated by voice command.

This is a big plus for cell phone or nav users. A person can ask “Where am I?” and the answer will appear on a 7-inch color screen. Sync allows car owners to call for 911 assistance as well as get an update on the “health” of the vehicle. Occasionally the Sony sound and climate controls can be mystifying and it takes time to get used to them. Kinks still are being worked out, and the MyFordTouch system is being simplified by company personnel. Leg room is superb in the front and middle rows but mostly a wish in the third row. Obviously, it will work for shorter people who might prefer short as opposed to long (hour or more) trips. Storage is good with 80 cubic feet when the rear two rows are flattened. This is less than some competitors but not by much. It should not be a deal breaker. Behind an upright second row but lowered third row, cargo space is 43.8 cubic feet. Behind the third row it is 18.6 cubic feet or the size of a

full-sized sedan’s trunk. More storage is available from overhead roof rails. With struts in front and multilinks in the rear, the suspension system is supported by gas shock absorbers and stabilizer bars. Road bumps are not eliminated but certainly are no more than a minor annoyance. Insulating factors contribute to a quiet ride in the cabin. The vehicle’s safety equipment includes airbags in front, on the sides in front, for the knees in front and overhead curtains for three rows. Safety mechanicals also include stability and traction controls, a four-wheel antilock braking system, curve control, trailer sway control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Standard is a perimeter alarm and that can be annoying. Get within 10 feet of another vehicle or object while backing up, and there is a constant chirping sound. This alarm and the rear view camera should ensure a driver will never back into a parking lot post.

The usual amenities are on board, such as power windows (express up and down in front), power and heated exterior mirrors, door locks and front seats. Assembled in Chicago, the Explorer’s warranty is three years or 36,000 miles. For 24hour roadside assistance and the powertrain, coverage is five years or 100,000 miles. Several amenities are missing but are included in a $4,130 option package. They are nice to have, such as a power rear liftgate that can be operated from the dashboard, the door latch or remote key fob, plus a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel (leather). Also included in this package are remote start, smart pushbutton start, memory for power features, 110-volt outlet, ambient lighting and voice activated navigation system. Optional equipment on the tested Sport also included a white platinum metal tricoat ($495) and a $570 towing package. The options added $5,915 to the Sport’s $40,720 asking price raising the total to $45,915. Delivery is $825. Ford currently is offering a “2,000 cash back” rebate on the 2013 Explorer as the 2014 models are on the market. The 2014 models are essentially the same with a few dollars difference in price. The Sport compares well with luxury SUVs on the market that can easily cost $20,000 to $40,000 more with their retractable running boards and third row seats that go up and down by power. Explorer sport utility vehicle sales slipped from an annual high of 450,000 in the early 2000s to 53,000 in 2009. Jim Holland, the Explorer’s chief nameplate engineer, was put in charge of redesigning the vehicle to reinvigorate sales. In 2012, Ford sold 164,207 Explorers. Through the first four months of 2013, sales were 66,637. If that pace continues, sales could reach 200,000 for 2013. In 1990, sales were 140,509.


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Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

815/385-2000

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KNAUZ HYUNDAI

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ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG DODGE JEEP 1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL CHEVROLET Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

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PAULY SCION

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847-235-3800

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ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

630/584-1800

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888/800-6100

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1320 East Chicago Street The Mazda Machine on Rt. 19, Elgin, IL

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KNAUZ NORTH

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800-628-6087

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2525 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174

105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER

www.motorwerks.com

ANDERSON MAZDA

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847-855-1500 www.Gurnee V W.com

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

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6301 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

LIBERTY VOLKSWAGEN

Land Rover Lake Bluff 847-604-8100

GURNEE VOLKSWAGEN

MOTOR WERKS PORCHE

847-680-8000 www.libertyautoplaza.com

Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

815-459-4000

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

800/935-5913

www.martin-chevy.com

888-553-9036

www.motorwerks.com

www.oharehyundai.com

RAY CHEVROLET

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847/587-3300

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY

www.raychevrolet.com

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771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

800/407-0223

866/469-0114

www.bullvalleyford.com

www.rosenrosenrosen.com

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

ROSEN HYUNDAI

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY 111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

815/385-2000

BARRINGTON VOLVO MOTOR WERKS SAAB

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

800/935-5393 www.motorwerks.com

300 N. Hough (Rt. 59) • Barrington, IL

847/381-9400

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PRE-OWNED


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Where did you grow up? Iowa City, Iowa Pets? A sheepdog named Bentley and a goldendoodle named Murphy Who would play you in the movie of your life? Sigourney Weaver First job? Teaching swimming lessons at the park district A book you’d recommend? “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak Favorite charity? Appalachia Service Project and Kids Alive International What game show would you be on? “The Amazing Race” Favorite local restaurant? Nosh in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder where I can’t have protein gluten, found in bread.

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District 304 plans meeting on special education WHAT: Geneva School District 304 will hold a special meeting to discuss the district’s plans for providing proportionate share special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools or are educated at home within the district for the 2013-14 school year. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Thursday WHERE: Central office, 227 N. Fourth St., Geneva INFO: Parents must call the Student Services Department at 630-463-3060 by Tuesday if they plan to attend this public meeting. Parents also may call if they have questions pertaining to this meeting.

‘Super Savvy Senior Expo’ to be held in Batavia WHAT: The Batavia Park District and the Batavia Senior Citizens Club will present the fifth annual “Super Savvy Senior Expo.” This free expo will showcase services available. Participants may browse resources in areas such as health care, travel, entertainment and improving daily life. The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will

be on site to offer a free rules of the road course in Shannon Hall from 9:30 to 11 a.m. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 WHERE: Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., in Batavia INFO: To register for the course, call 630879-5235. For information or to view a list of current exhibitors and sponsors, visit www. bataviaparks.org.

Sugar Grove Farmers Market coming soon WHAT: The Sugar Grove Farmers Market is “rain or shine” and runs June through September. WHEN: Start from 8 a.m. to noon June 1 WHERE: Sugar Grove Village Hall parking lot at Route 30 and Municipal Drive in Sugar Grove INFO: For information, contact Pat Graceffa at patdangraceffa@gmail.com.

Summer concerts at Baker Memorial WHAT: Free Friday summer concerts will return. The performances coincide with the weekly farmers market on Fourth Avenue next

to the church. The farmers market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday from June 7 to the end of October. WHEN: Noon to 12:30 p.m. June 7 WHERE: Baker Memorial United Methodist Church at East Main Street and Fourth Avenue in St. Charles INFO: Contact music director Jeff Hunt at 630584-6680 ext. 106 for information about the concerts.

Elburn Lions planning spaghetti dinner WHAT: The Elburn Lions Club will host its monthly free spaghetti dinner night. Donations will be accepted for Elburn Lions Charities. The dinners take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn INFO: For information, visit www. elburnlions. com.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Bob Dylan (1941), singer/songwriter; Patti LaBelle (1944), singer; Priscilla Presley (1945), actress; Kristen Scott Thomas (1960), actress; John C. Reilly (1965), actor; Joey Logano (1990), race car driver. – United Feature Syndicate

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – There will be more than one path leading to material acquisition for you in the year ahead. If you’re smart, you will choose the one that offers you consistent returns and not the one leading to immediate gratification only. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – To appease someone special, you might have to make a painful concession. It will be worth it in the long run. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It might be difficult to distinguish between business and productivity. If you operate in the former mode, you’ll have little to show for your efforts. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Regardless of peer pressure, avoid actions that don’t serve your best interests. The only person you need to please is yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Stand up for yourself and refuse to be intimidated by a few hotshots who think they have your number. If you allow yourself to feel insecure, it could cause you to make a bad decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Keep your head out of the clouds and your mind on what helpful people are trying to tell you. If you don’t, you’ll regret your indifference. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – A fun friend might concoct a hare-brained scheme that sounds exciting. It would be wise to review it carefully before making a leap. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Making an important decision while under pressure from others might not be the smartest way to go. Your thoughts could be easily muddled by outside influences. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If you’re too anxious to get something done, you might only cause more problems for yourself. Form a plan and follow it carefully. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Should you have trouble communicating effectively with friends, let them do most of the talking. It’s amazing what you might learn. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Don’t take on more work than you can handle, and try to operate well within your area of expertise. Out of your element, you could easily founder on the rocks. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Usually, your assessment of new information is on target, but not so today. You’re inclined to jump to conclusions and make some bad decisions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Financial matters will tend to be a bit trickier than usual. Make sure you read the fine print on everything.

‘Fast & Furious 6’ close to quality escapism When it comes to the “Fast & Furious” series, the Borg had it right: “Resistance is futile.” These high-octane action movies featuring tough guys and super-stocked cars have been dumb from the start. But as director Justin Lin, who came aboard with the third entry, has made every successive movie bigger and more ridiculous, the franchise has come precipitously close to quality escapism. Grudgingly or otherwise, you have to hand it to the team behind the “F&F” franchise. While most blockbuster series sputter out after the third film, this one had its biggest box-office success with its fifth, called “Fast Five.” Its follow-up, “Fast & Furious 6” (an uncharacteristically straightforward sequel title for this series) probably won’t hit that height again, but it ends exhibiting full confidence for a seventh installment. Director James Wan (“Saw”) already has it in preproduction. How has this scrappy series hung in with such tenacity? Unlike many other blockbuster franchises, its characters have become more likeable with every entry instead of more annoying, and the chase scenes have been well-staged and excitingly edited, not just a jumble of violent images (although one sequence in the new film breaks that rule). Mostly, this series keeps chugging away on a sly attitude. Although the cast plays every scene with straight faces, it becomes increasingly obvious the actors know these films are a load of malarkey. They’re in on the joke. To recap things quickly, way back in the first film, Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) was an FBI agent assigned to infiltrate a gang of street-racing criminals led by Dominic

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Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are a part of the star-studded cast of “Fast & Furious 6.” Toretto (Vin Diesel). Somewhere along the way, Brian switched sides and now he and Dom are like brothers, living in luxury abroad after stealing $100 million from a Rio drug kingpin in the last movie. They had some help from U.S. operative Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). “F&F 6” begins by repeating the cliffhanger from “Fast Five’s” credits, the revelation that Dom’s girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) survived her presumed death in the fourth film and is now a member of a highway hijacking gang operating in Europe. Hobbs wants to bring down this European gang because apparently he is the top operative of a U.S. law-enforcement agency tasked with stopping highway hijacking gangs worldwide. This must be a bigger problem than the media is letting on. Hobbs wants Dom and Brian to reassemble the team of “F&F” all-stars from the fifth movie to bust this new gang, saying, “You want to catch wolves, you need wolves.” Funny, I thought you would need Purina Wolf Chow.

WESTHOFF REVIEWS Jeffrey Westhoff Lupine reasoning aside, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sun Kang and a few others join the team in London, where Hobbs explains their objective. Letty’s new gang is led by former British special forces soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) whose crew is hitting military convoys and stealing components necessary to construct the Nightshade device, which can shut off the power to an entire country. Or something like that. Chris Morgan’s script doesn’t bother with details. With a British setting and a super weapon at stake, “F&F 6” hints at becoming a James Bond movie with muscle cars the same way “Fast Five” was “Ocean’s 11” with muscle cars. But aside from a 007 joke delivered by comic relief Bridges and an Aston Martin DB5 glimpsed at an auto auction, the Bond angle fizzles out and Lin rehashes “F&F” beats, thinking up ways to

stage vehicular mayhem in the streets of London. This turns out to be easy because, according to this movie, only two police cars patrol the entire metropolitan area at any given time. The significant new face in “F&F 6” belongs to Gina Carano, who plays Hobbs’ partner. Carano is the mixed martial arts champion who made a sensational film debut in Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire.” Once Carano appears, one or two knock-down, drag-out brawls with Rodriguez are inevitable. In reality, Rodriguez wouldn’t last three seconds against Carano, but I think we’ve established the “F&F” series has little connection with reality. That can be fun in the action sequences, once you relinquish any hope that the laws of physics – or of physiology – will be obeyed. The “F&F” films have mastered the outlandish, and it is a kick to see a squadron of American muscle cars confronting a tank on a multilane Spanish highway. Still, when “Fast & Furious 6” delivers, it delivers. It has become customary for a franchise film to drop a scene into the credits that whips up excitement for the next installment, usually with a shock to make fans gasp. The bombshell dropped at the end of this movie is the best teaser ever, better even than Samuel L. Jackson’s “Iron Man” cameo. So help me, I’m actually looking forward to “Fast & Furious 7.”

• “Fast & Furious 6” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, and for some sexuality and language. The film runs 2 hours, 10 minutes, and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips note you received was an unfortunate attempt at humor. While the message may have gone over like a lead balloon and I’m sure the parents would be beyond embarrassed if they knew, at least you received a thank-you for your generosity. I hear from many people who complain that their gifts were not acknowledged at all. Dear Abby: One of my co-workers takes company research presentation books into the restroom with him multiple times a day and spends upwards of half an hour in there with them. The unsanitary implications of this drive me batty. I am not germophobic, but taking shared materials into the bathroom while you’re doing your business is just too

much for me. It’s not like he’s taking in a newspaper that can be tossed out; these are research materials that we must all share! My co-worker told me I need to “get over it,” that this is a “me” issue. Am I crazy or is taking shared workplace materials into the bathroom gross and inappropriate? – Waiting For E. Coli To Kill Me Dear Waiting: You are asking the wrong person this question. You should be asking the head of human resources or your boss. I’m no germophobe either, but I agree that what your co-worker is doing is extremely inappropriate. You should not have to sanitize your hands after touching anything your co-worker might have touched, but that’s what I’m suggesting you do. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Concussion guidelines take out guesswork Dear Doctor K: I have a teenage son who plays high school football, so I’m interested in the new concussion guidelines. Can you tell me what they say? Dear Reader: In March of this year, the American Academy of Neurology released new guidelines for recognizing and managing sport-related concussions. These guidelines could help protect the brains of athletes at all levels of play, from professional football to youth soccer. In a phrase, the new concussion guidelines recommend “when in doubt, sit it out.” Concussions occur when something makes the head and brain move quickly back and forth. This can be a jolt to the head, a fall or a blow to the body. They cause a short-term disturbance in brain function. Contact sports such as football and ice hockey are most likely to increase the risk of concussions, but concussions can happen in any sport. Many athletes don’t get medical attention for concussion. That’s often because they or their coaches don’t recognize the warning signs or take them seriously. Concussions can cause temporary loss of consciousness. They also typically cause confusion and problems

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff with recent memory. The confusion may occur immediately, or a few minutes after the injury. Other symptoms of a concussion often include dizziness, nausea (with or without vomiting) and headache. After a concussion, a person may seem to have trouble paying attention to you, or may seem to be lost in his thoughts. His speech may be slow or even slurred. A few days later, the person who has suffered a concussion may seem moody or depressed, may be bothered by amounts of light or noise that never used to bother him, and may have poor quality sleep. All these symptoms can be pretty subtle, and if they occur during an exciting sporting event, the people who are evaluating the person may be distracted. In other words, it can be hard to determine if a person has really suffered a concussion. The new guidelines take the guesswork out of the equation. They step away from having coaches or trainers try to diagnose concussions on the field or

sidelines. Instead, they recommend that athletes who are suspected of having a concussion should be immediately removed from play and evaluated. What’s more, the guidelines state that athletes who have sustained concussions should not return to play until a licensed health care provider gives the green light. Not all concussions are serious. Many young people and athletes recover from a head injury in minutes or hours. The danger is that athletes who have had one concussion are at greater risk of having another. The first 10 days after a concussion is a period of special danger. Repeated minor head injuries over a short period greatly increase the risk of serious or permanent brain damage. The next step is to educate coaches and trainers about the new guidelines. They are the people who have ringside seats when concussions happen, and they’re making the decisions about whether to let the athletes continue to play.

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

Dr. Wallace: Our son is 17 and will receive his high school diploma soon. For the past six months, he has been hanging around with “party” boys. All these guys want to do is drink alcohol, smoke marijuana and “make love” to all females that encourage this type of behavior. Our son admits that he drinks alcohol, smokes pot and is pretending that he and the girl he is with are “newlyweds.” This son is the oldest. His twin brothers are 15. My husband and I are very upset with our son’s behavior. We feel that he is on the verge of being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, smoking pot or being charged for being the father of some girl’s new baby. My husband wants to force him to leave our house. Our son has already said that he could move in with one of his “party” friends if we toss him out. I want to keep him at home because at least I know he is safe. Please give me your opinion. I respect what you do to help keep teens from being caught up in the belief that they are indestructible. – Mom, Merrillville, Ind. Dear Mom: Your husband and you will lose all parental control if you force him to leave home. I agree that his rehabilitation will take time, love and open communication, but progress can be accomplished. Continue to include your older son in all family activities, even if it’s just dinner out at a local family restaurant. Your three sons and you will have a chance to discuss things together as a family. Family interaction is important and helps the family to understand each other. The three of you, (you, your husband and your oldest son) also need to have a heart-toheart talk to explain why

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace you wish your son to avoid his illegal behaviors and point out what some of the consequences of his behavior might be. At all costs, do not argue with him, but listen and learn from his comments. Never give up on your son. If things become troubling for him in the future, you will have made progress if he turns to his parents for advice. Always remember that this young man will always be your son, and you must always be there to offer help. Do what you can to be supportive and make his life a little better. Being a parent is not an easy assignment and is ongoing forever – Never stop being loving, caring, parents to all three of your sons! Dr. Wallace: I really need your advice. I’m 18, and I’m pregnant. My baby is due in late July. I love the baby’s father, and we plan to get married in early May, a week after he is released from jail. He was sentenced for selling drugs. He has told me that he loves me and wants us to become a family. He said he realized that he had not been a good citizen and has had a change of heart while behind bars. He said he will get a good job and support us in style. What do you think? – Nameless, Austin, Tex. Dear Nameless: I’m not telling you not to marry this guy – just don’t do it a week after he is released. Give yourself time to evaluate his “change of heart.” You will know much more about his sincerity in early July. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: My husband and I attended the wedding of the son of some old friends in another state. Rather than buy the young couple a gift, we instead gave them a check for $1,000. Imagine our astonishment when a month later the following arrived in our mailbox: “Dear ‘Loretta’ and ‘Evan,’ “Thank you for the generous donation. We really enjoyed spending that money. If ever you feel like you have too much of it, we would gladly take it off your hands. “Love, ‘Mason’ and ‘Candace’” Abby, my husband and I have worked hard for many years in our business and have been blessed by the Lord. We are not millionaires. We were happy and humbled to be able to share with them – until we received this. The money wasn’t a donation; it was a GIFT. – Stung In Sioux City Dear Stung: Let’s hope the

Parenthood lasts forever

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We have been looking at transfers into the majors. If the responder has only five in his major, he makes that suit trumps when he has a weak hand. But when he has game-invitational or better values, he transfers, then offers a choice of contracts in case his side does not have an eight-card fit in that major. However, when the responder has six (or more) in his major, he should insist on that suit being trumps because he knows his side has at least an eight-card fit. But how does he do that over one no-trump? If he has invitational strength, he transfers at the two-level, then bids three of his suit. If he wishes to play in four of his major, he makes his transfer at the four-level – a Texas transfer, as in today’s deal. If the responder has mild slam ambition, he transfers at the two-level, then jumps to four of his major. If he wants to get to a slam, he uses Texas and bids again. Here, North’s insistence on game is slightly aggressive, but 10 tricks could be laydown opposite the right 15-count. Against four spades, West leads the diamond queen. What should South do? Declarer must lose two spades and one heart. But dummy also has a diamond loser. South should win with his diamond ace (the honor from the shorter side first), play a diamond to dummy’s king, and ruff the last diamond in his hand. Then, with this layout, South must next lead a heart to drive out East’s ace so that he can make his first trump play from the dummy through East.


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

Work with a small group of young adults that hand out copies of area's leading publication while explaining the benefits of home delivery.

Salary/commission. Average Earning Exceed $700 per week. Must have reliable vehicle.

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

Knowledge of West/Northwest suburbs a plus.

CALL PETE @ 630-776-7418 mail/e-mail resume to: Chicagoland Crew Company 611 Austin St. Downers Grove, IL. 60515 chicrewinc@comcast.net

DIE MAKER FOR CLOSE TOL. Top $$, OT, Fax resumes 815-455-1901 or email: info@gandm.com 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

5th ANNUAL PLANT SALE SAT, MAY 25 8AM - 12PM 1178 Chillem Dr.

DENTAL ASSISTANT - Exp'd

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

(off Kirk Road) Quality Hostas & Other Perennials for Shade, Some for Sun. Mature Sizes, Reasonable Prices

1523 SLEEPY HOLLOW (off Ridge)

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.

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

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

TONS of linens, books, beauty, housewares, small furniture, lamps, clothing, holiday and MORE!!

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

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Furniture, housewares, garden, full mattress and frame, set Xmas dishes, ladies large clothing, plants, and more. Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Kane County Chronicle Classified

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

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

Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:30 A.M.

LILY LAKE Perennial Plant Sale May 24th & 25th 9am-1pm

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.

Over 30 varieties of Sun & Shade perennials at $3/gallon

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10310 Fox Bluff Lane Whatever you're looking for, you will find it here! Thursday, Friday, Saturday May 23 - 25 8:00 - 4:00 P.M.

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

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

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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

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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

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(t pe (1 ) sale and the balance within twenty- SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION four (24) hours, the following de- 12, AND PART OF THE NORTHscribed premises situated in Kane EAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHCounty, Illinois. Said sale shall be EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, subject to general taxes, special as- ALL IN TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, sessments or special taxes levied RANGE 6 EAST OF THE THIRD against said real estate and any PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AND ALSO prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA subject property is offered for sale SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECwithout any representation as to TION 7 AND PART OF THE NORTHnewer house, 2 car garage, basequality or quantity of title or re- WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHment, backyrd. Start Jun-Jul $1690 Elburn. 4BR w/loft. 2.5BA. Mstr ste. 2001 MERCURY SABLE LS course to Plaintiff. Upon the sale WEST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, Premium. 120K miles. Beige color. 3 car garage. Brick front. Corner St. Charles $$ 2020 Dean St. $$ Near DeKalb. 847-338-5588 being held and the purchaser ten- ALL IN TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, SteD2-E Over 2000 sq ft. Good maintenance. $3700 OBO. lot. 4 season sun room. Stone frplc. dering said bid in cash or certified RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD $276,900. 630-965-5755 $279,000. Your Choice R. E. Call 630-387-9549 funds, a receipt of Sale will be is- PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING Services. Marie 630-567-3300 sued and/or a Certificate of Sale as TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED 2007 NISSAN SENTRA required, which will entitle the pur- DECEMBER 26, 2006 AS DOCU$9500. 815-757-0336 chaser to a deed upon confirmation MENT NUMBER 2006K139191, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINof said sale by the Court. PUBLIC NOTICE Said property is legally described NING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 304; THENCE SOUTH as follows: 12-061829 THAT PART OF LOT 304 IN 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 17 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 1967 Barracuda Convertible LAKEWOOD CROSSING SUBDIVISECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Red w/white interior & top. RotisSION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF LINE OF SAID LOT 304, A DISST. CHARLES serie restored. 3K mi since restora- KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE TANCE OF 78.00 FEET; THENCE JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. tion. Excellent condition. Off/Ware Space $22,000 OBO. 815-308-5557 PLAINTIFF, 1,568sf 19,000sf. -vsDocks/Drive-Ins MANUEL A. OCAMPO; LAKEWOOD Aggressive Move-In Package CROSSING AT HAMPSHIRE HOME630-355-8094 OWNERS' ASSOCIATION; UNwww.mustangconstruction.com KNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN BATAVIA OCCUPANTS Monster Match assigns a professional to hand-match 1 BR starting at $820-$860 DEFENDANTS each job seeker with each employer! 2 BR starting at $980-$1000 12 CH 3268 3 BR TH starting at $1275 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE This is a FREE service! 630-879-8300 Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment enSimply create your profile by phone or online and, tered in the above entitled matter for the next 90-days, our professionals will match your on February 8, 2013; Patrick profile to employers who are hiring right now! Perez, Sheriff, 37W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St Charles, IL 60175, will on June 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at CREATE YOUR PROFILE NOW Kane County Judicial Center, Burlington Small Lower 1BR BY PHONE OR WEB FREE! 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles, Stove, refrigerator, a/c, no pets. Illinois 60175 Courtroom JC100, $625/mo + utilities + security. sell to the highest bidder for cash 847-341-0332 PUBLIC NOTICE (ten percent (10%) at the time of or CAR, TRUCK, SUV, sale and the balance within twenty- COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS 12-061829 four (24) hours, the following de- 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF scribed premises situated in Kane $625 Clean Quiet country setting, THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT No Resume Needed! close to downtown Genoa. Lots of County, Illinois. Said sale shall be WILL BEAT ANY KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS subject to general taxes, special as- updates. Call 815-784-4606 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Call the automated phone profiling system or use our QUOTE GIVEN!! sessments or special taxes levied Geneva - Small Apt 1st floor in convenient online form today so our professionals can get against said real estate and any charming home. Close to parks & PLAINTIFF, $400 - $2000 -vsprior liens or 1st Mortgages. The bike path. $635/mo, no dogs, started matching you with employers that are hiring - NOW! subject property is offered for sale no smoking. 630-232-0303. MANUEL A. OCAMPO; LAKEWOOD CROSSING AT HAMPSHIRE HOME“don't wait.... without any representation as to #10: Accounting / Finance quality or quantity of title or re- Geneva ~ Large 2 Bedroom OWNERS' ASSOCIATION; UN#11: Airline/Airport call 2day”!! KNOWN OWNERS AND NONcourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale #12: Arts Walk to train, fireplace, RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN * 815-575-5153 * being held and the purchaser ten#13: Banking sunroom, W/D, $1100/mo. OCCUPANTS dering said bid in cash or certified #14: Call Center/Customer Service DEFENDANTS 630-640-9688 funds, a receipt of Sale will be is#15: Childcare 12 CH 3268 sued and/or a Certificate of Sale as !! !! !!! !! !! SOUTH ELGIN LARGE 2BR #16: Computers / IT NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE required, which will entitle the pur- S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. #17: Counseling & Social Services Public Notice is hereby given chaser to a deed upon confirmation Garage, $820 + utilities. #55: Dental that pursuant to a Judgment enof said sale by the Court. 630-841-0590 #45: Drivers/Transportation tered in the above entitled matter Said property is legally described #18: Education St. Charles - Newly Renovated on February 8, 2013; Patrick as follows: #19: Engineering Commonly known as 2643 Ce- Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 Perez, Sheriff, 37W755 Il. Rt.38 #20: Environmental Ste. A, St Charles, IL 60175, will NO PETS! 630-841-0590 sario Drive, Hampshire, IL 60140 #24: Factory & Warehouse on June 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Permanent Index No.: 02-07#57: Health Care Assistants ST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE! Kane County Judicial Center, 354-026 #44: Hotel & Hospitality 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles, Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from Improvements: #23: Human Resources Homeowners/Condominium Asso- $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cook- Illinois 60175 Courtroom JC100, #21: Insurance/Financial Services ing gas, Appliances & laundry. sell to the highest bidder for cash ciation #25: Janitorial & Grounds Maintenance (ten percent (10%) at the time of 630-584-1685 Structure UNKNOWN #26: Legal Units UNKNOWN #27: Management Bedrooms UNKNOWN #28: Materials & Logistics Garage UNKNOWN #29: Mechanics Bathrooms UNKNOWN #30: Media & Advertising Other UNKNOWN #58: Medical Records The property will NOT be open 1990 & Newer #56: Medical Technicians for inspection prior to the sale. #53: Medical Therapists The judgment amount was #52: Nursing pur$175,839.86. Prospective Will beat anyone's chasers are admonished to check #31: Office Administration #32: Operations price by the court file and title records to ver#33: Personal Care ify this information. #54: Pharmacy . Jonathan Kaman #46: Printing Fisher and Shapiro, LLC #34: Protective Services Attorneys for Plaintiff Will pay extra for #35: Quality Control 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 #48: Real Estate Honda, Toyota & Nissan Bannockburn, IL 60015 #36: Research & Development Attorney No: 6307894 #37: Restaurant THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COL#38: Retail 815-814-1964 LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMA#39: Sales TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED or #51: Skilled Trades: Building General FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE 815-814-1224 ADVISED #47: Skilled Trades: Construction THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL #40: Skilled Trades: Building Prof. LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS !! !! !!! !! !! #41: Skilled Trades: Manufacturing BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISAir conditioned office area and bathrooms #50: Specialty Services CHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY #42: Telephone/Cable Find. Buy. Sell. Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb. AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM REAll in one place... 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CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST LINE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 32.71 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 304; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 304, A DISTANCE OF 25.90 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE COMMON WALL; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY EXTENSION AND ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AND ALONG THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF SAID CENTERLINE OF THE COMMON WALL, A DISTANCE OF 110.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 304; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 32.36 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 2643 Cesario Drive, Hampshire, IL 60140 Permanent Index No.: 02-07354-026 Improvements: Homeowners/Condominium Association Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $175,839.86. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Jonathan Kaman Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6307894 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON

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Police: ‘Jesus’ suspect pretended to be in fight By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The man claiming to be Jesus on Sunday morning in an incident at Hotel Baker was cited even earlier that day with public drunkenness, after he and another man sought attention by pretending to fight, according to a St. Charles Police Department report. Police responded to the 100 block of West Main Street at

about 12:48 a.m. after a witness reported seeing two men, later identified as Joseph Jeffery Hlatko and Christopher S. Kuhn, fighting. Hlatko reportedly told p o l i c e t h a t Joseph he and Kuhn Jeffery weren’t really Hlatko fighting. Instead, he said, they wanted to see what type of

response they’d get if they pretended to fight on Main Street, according to the report. Kuhn reportedly confirmed the story. He told police that he and Hlatko initially were in the 0-100 block of South First Street, where Hlatko had a bottle of liquor, and they began drinking, police reported. For no reason, Hlatko took Kuhn’s glasses off his face

and threw them in the Fox River, and the two decided to see what reaction they’d get if they pretended to fight, Kuhn reportedly told police. “Christopher stated that when they received no attention, they moved to the 100 block of West Main Street and pretended to fight,” according to the report. Hlatko, 51, of the 200 block of South Second Street, St. Charles, and Kuhn, 30, of the 1700 block of Covington

Court, St. Charles, each were charged with public drunkenness. Later that morning, Hlatko was reportedly charged with criminal trespass to real property and obstructing and resisting police after an incident at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. In that instance, Hlatko told police he was Jesus Christ and that the police officer was Satan, according to a police report.

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Garage fire causes $30K in damage

Soccer tourney expected to draw crowds

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – An early-morning garage fire in Geneva caused about $30,000 in damage to the structure Thursday, but there were no injuries, according to a news release issued by the Geneva Fire Department. Residents were home at the time of the fire, and they were able to exit the residence without injuries, according to the release, and firefighters were not injured. The fire took place at 1050 Division St., Geneva, according to the release. Fire companies were dispatched at 2:01 a.m. and, upon arrival, found smoke visible from the garage area of the two-story residence, the release stated. Firefighters discovered a small fire inside the garage. The fire was contained to the garage, and no adjacent structures were threatened, according to the release. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Geneva Fire Department was assisted by companies from St. Charles, Batavia and Elburn. Units from the Geneva Police Department responded to assist with traffic control.

Campton United’s signature event begins today, runs through Monday By AL LAGATTOLLA

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alagattolla@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A father of three girls, Tom Rydberg has been involved in the Campton United Soccer Club for six years. That has allowed Rydberg to travel to many tournaments in several states, and he said the Campton United signature event – the upcoming Midwest Cup Tournament – is among the strongest. The tournament runs this weekend, starting today through Monday, headquartered at the United’s base at 3N800 Peck Road in St. Charles. Information provided by the club shows that the event draws more than 200 teams and 3,000 players, as well as

To learn more about the Campton United’s Midwest Cup Tournament, visit www.camptonunited.com or visit the club’s Facebook page.

10,000 spectators over the weekend. Rydberg has three girls in Campton United – Abby, 15, Hailey, 13, and Samantha, 11. He said out-of-towners look forward to the Memorial Day event each year. He said the club’s strong facilities are a draw and that the Tri-Cities area makes the tournament an ideal place for visitors. “You have Geneva Commons, St. Charles and Geneva restaurants … Pheasant Run,” Rydberg said. “And you have to have great competition, which

we do. You get a lot of state champions or state champion contenders.” The Midwest Cup Tournament is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Campton United is touting its impact that goes beyond soccer. Officials said the tournament includes 52 teams from the Tri-Cities area, 100 from the Chicago area and 47 from other states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa, and one team from Alaska. Dan Nail, the club’s director of soccer, said many teams arrange to stay at Pheasant

Run Resort, and other places in the St. Charles area. “A lot of people love coming to St. Charles,” Nail said. “We get a lot of repeat teams.” Nail said the tournament is an opportunity to showcase the club, as well as the Tri-Cities. He said the tournament has grown since its beginning, and it has to be strong to be able to command such a large field on a holiday weekend. “People are looking for a destination on a holiday weekend,” Nail said. “Many, many teams use this as a capping point for their year.” To learn more about the event or to follow the progress of the tournament, visit www.camptonunited.com, or visit the club’s Facebook page.

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CLOSER LOOK: HISTORY MADE

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

Dutch Mill among Fabyan’s treasures Story by KARA SILVA • ksilva@shawmedia.com | Photos by SANDY BRESSNER • GENEVA – Batavia might have the largest assortment of windmills in the Tri-Cities, but Geneva is home to the only one listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Standing 68 feet tall atop a grassy knoll overlooking the Fox River sits Col. George Fabyan’s pricey “showpiece” – the Dutch Mill, better known as Fabyan Windmill. Situated in Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, the refurbished and operational, extravagantly-styled Dutch windmill was built circa 1875 and added to the register in 1979. It has resided in Kane County for almost 100 years. Fabyan was a rich businessman who inherited a large sum of money from his father’s textile business, Bliss, Fabyan & Co., and with deep pockets came extravagant purchases. Sprawled across about 300 acres of Fabyan’s Riverbank Estate was a lavish assortment of eccentricities, including a villa remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright, a zoo, Japanese gardens, a Roman-style swimming pool, greenhouses, grottoes, a lighthouse and, in 1914, a windmill. Theories abound as to why Fabyan purchased the formerly decrepit windmill for $8,000, and then paid an additional $75,000 to have it disassembled and transported from the Lombard area to Geneva, where it was reassembled with high-end im-

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The Old Dutch Mill – also referred to as the Fabyan Windmill – is a working windmill from the 1870s and is located at the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. The wooden mill is part of the Kane County Forest Preserve District. provements. Some evidence suggests it was a gift for his wife, while a Chicago Tribune newspaper article from 1915 – gathered by Head Miller Mark Rivecco and windmill researcher Ron Behnke – apparently stated that it was Fabyan’s desire to make “whole-wheat bread

– made from real flour” that caused him to purchase the mill. Rivecco has volunteered at the mill for almost a decade, logging roughly 300 hours of service a year. He also gives community lectures about the windmill’s history. “I’ve been quoted before

saying that ‘[the windmill] was a big lawn ornament,’ but I do believe, altruistically, that he wanted to save this historic structure. His actions certainly did that,” Rivecco said. “But I also believe that he was a collector of objects of interest to him, whatev-

er that interest happened to be at the time,” he said. “He placed [the windmill] on the site across the river from his villa, which was visible from his deck.” Fabyan may have preserved the windmill, but its history dates back much further.

8 A LOOK IN TIME – Buildings in our series and when they were built or opened 1843

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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


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

After the Old Dutch Mill was dismantled and transported from what is now Lombard to Geneva, Col. George Fabyan added high-end finishes during its reconstruction, such as varnishing and hardwood floors. workers mixing concrete by hand to build the foundation, which measured 42 inches deep and more than 2 feet thick. “The windmill is so unique that not even in Holland you’d be able to find [one] this pretty,” Rivecco said. “Windmills are factories. You minimize the amount of money you put into your factory – but Fabyan turned it into a showpiece.” In 1980, the windmill appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, selected along with four other American windmills that were all featured in a booklet called “Windmills USA.”

The 21st Century After Fabyan died in 1936 and his wife in 1939, the windmill and its land were purchased by the Kane County Forest Preserve District for $70,500, according to the website, www.Illinoiswindmills.

org. In 1997, the forest preserve contracted third-generation Dutch windmill maker Lucas Verbij to restore the mill to its former glory. “The Fabyan Windmill is the best example of an authentic Dutch windmill in the United States – actually it’s a treasure and would be the most popular windmill in the Netherlands,” Verbij is quoted as saying on the forest preserve district’s website. During the restoration process in 2003 or 2004, a quasi-time capsule was discovered under the shingles of the cap – or roof – of the windmill. “Apparently, there was a newspaper enclosed in a space from the 1912-1913 timeframe,” Rivecco said. “During the restoration, they took a contemporary newspaper ... signed their names to it and put the two [papers] back in the hole on

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top of the cap.” A public grand opening was held in 2005.

Central Geneva Historic District Where: Roughly bounded by the Fox River, South, Sixth and West State streets in Geneva. Added to register: 1979 The Central Geneva Historic District is a set of 102 buildings and structures in the original platted settlement, now considered the southern part of town. The buildings that fall into this category include the Hoyt House built in 1906 and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Unitarian Church built in 1843 in Greek Revival Style.

Volunteer-run Today, the windmill is run by volunteers under the wing of the forest preserve district. “Without the volunteers, there is no way we could do what we do and have it open to the public as much as we do,” Cleave said. Rivecco, like most of the millers, has a full-time job in addition to the time he spends volunteering at the windmill. He said he volunteers to help protect the windmill’s rarity. “It needs people to maintain it, otherwise it will fall into disrepair again,” he said. “People are in awe of it – that such a thing can still exist in suburban Chicago. Catching that vibe from people as they come and visit is the payback.”

North Geneva Historic District Where: An area comprised of 720 acres and 150 buildings roughly bounded by railroad tracks, the Fox River and Stevens and West State streets in Geneva. Added to register: 1982 The North Geneva Historic District – considered the northern portion of settlement – is made up of 161 buildings, 150 of which contribute to the town’s historical integrity. Three of Geneva’s first five churches are located in what was once referred to as the First Ward. Sources: National Register of Historic Places Nomination Forms, www.geneva.il.us and www.nps.gov/nr/

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Hotel Baker, St. Charles

Central Geneva Historic District

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The windmill was constructed by German immigrant Louis Frederick Backhaus and his brother-in-law, Friedrich Brockmann, who built it from a prefabricated Dutch-built kit in an area called York Center (now Lombard) to grind grain. Over time, the windmill fell into disrepair, which is when Fabyan entered the picture and paid Edgar E. Belding Co. to move the windmill to Geneva. “They took it apart piece by piece,” Rivecco said. “They made drawings and markings, and then they disassembled it.” Roman numerals, still visible on the windmill’s beams and braces, were carved into pieces to ensure correct reconstruction. “The assembly went together well – the guys who worked on this back then were true craftsmen,” Rivecco said. According to “The Fabyan Legacy” chapter of the book “Geneva, Illinois: A history of its Time and Places,” it took 19 months to reconstruct the windmill and make it operational. “Until you see it moving and you’re inside [the windmill] and seeing all of the intricate moving parts, you really don’t have an inkling of the engineering feat that it is,” said Robb Cleave, volunteer coordinator for the Kane County Forest Preserve District. Aside from the varnishing, hardwood floors and elegant finishes, Fabyan added a concrete basement with a bakery, something not normally associated with windmills, Rivecco said. According to the forest preserve’s website, it took 33

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STC company assists families displaced by Oklahoma tornado By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles-based company that specializes in finding temporary housing for displaced families is handling about 1,000 requests from those affected by the devastating tornado that touched down Monday in Oklahoma. “We manage the entire process for them,” said Rowena Zimmers, president and founder of ALE Solutions. “It takes the headache away from them.” ALE Solutions has about 12 years’ experience helping those displaced by fires and natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes, Zimmers said. Contacted by the homeowners’ insurance companies, ALE Solutions typically places families in hotels while the damage is assessed, Zimmers said. The company then finds housing, such as a single-family home, that meets their needs, she said. She said ALE Solutions also makes sure the house has everything the family would

“We manage the entire process for them.”

8LOCAL BRIEF Marmion to host mud run Saturday AURORA – Marmion Academy’s Alumni Association will host the Heroes Mud Run on Saturday at Marmion Academy and Abbey Farms, 850 Butterfield Road, Aurora. The first wave of runners begins at 9 a.m. The 5K run is for ages 14

and older and follows a cross country terrain. Participants will encounter 12 obstacles and lots of mud. Run, walk or crawl as an individual or as a team. A Little Heroes Mud Run is planned for ages 4 to 13. For information and to register, visit www.theheroesmudrun.com. Those interested in volun-

teering should contact info@ theheroesmudrun.com or Director Patrick Kackert at 630-761-4900. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in conjunction with local firefighters and the Heart of a Marine Foundation.

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Rowena Zimmers President, founder of ALE Solutions need. “We completely furnish each of the temporary housing, down to the pots and pans,” Zimmers said. “If they have pets, we also make sure that the landlord would accept their pets so they don’t have to board their pets.” ALE Solutions coordinates much of the work through its St. Charles headquarters, Zimmers said, noting that in the immediate aftermath it also mobilizes a team and sends a specialized catastrophe team to the affected area. “It’s been a challenge to find housing in these residentially dense neighborhoods of suburban Oklahoma City due to the widespread damage from this tornado,” Michelle Licht, a catastrophe specialist on-site for ALE Solutions, said in a news release. “But we [have] been able to place families right away.”

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a year to install a new elevator in the courthouse, which is a recognized historic landmark. Last fall, the County Board awarded a contract for $806,000 to five contractors to install an elevator in a corner of the antique courthouse that now holds a defunct stairwell. The stairs have been closed to the public for years since the county installed a security checkpoint inside the courthouse’s west entrance. The plan called for the stairs to be removed and replaced by an elevator shaft.

Officials said the new elevator was needed to bring the building into compliance with modern requirements. The elevator now at the courthouse is too small to fit emergency medical stretchers or wheelchairs, they said. County officials planned to complete the elevator work by mid-2013. But since then, county officials and architects have been forced to revise the plans to fit the guidelines of the Geneva Fire Department. Tim Harbaugh, the county’s director of environmental management, who oversees county buildings, said

fire officials have required the county to also enclose two staircases at the building’s north and south corners, and install a stand pipe to carry water to the upper floors of the courthouse. The enclosed staircases would provide refuge for people in the courthouse until they could be rescued by firefighters in the event of a blaze, Harbaugh said. The additional work would add more than $200,000 to the cost of the project, Harbaugh said. A majority of committee members opted to continue supporting the project and

parish ministry and returned to Sheboygan to restore the cottage in Black River. The couple resided in a home on Sheboygan’s south side. He also returned to First United Lutheran to help with ministry and sing in the choir. During his retirement, he served as on-call chaplain at St. Nicholas Hospital and as a shut-in visitation pastor for St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Howie’s favorite pastimes were days at the cottage with family and friends, striking up conversations and going camping. He could also be found cheering for the Green Bay Packers and anticipating more decorations for the house and cottage during the holidays. While a preacher, he never preached, instead, witnessing his faith through his actions. He loved all people and lived his life in service to others, especially those ignored by society. He is survived by his wife, Fran; three sons, Scott (Susan) of Geneva, Tim of Sheboygan and David (Ginzee) of South Orange, N.J.; four grandchildren, Ethan and Anna of Geneva, and Zoey and Emme of South Orange, N.J.; and a sister, Carol (Carl) Jensen of Kingwood, Texas. He is further survived by nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at First

United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan, with the Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Friends may call Saturday at the church from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tanzanian Scholarship Fund at First United Lutheran Church or the ELCA Fund for Leaders to establish a scholarship for urban pastors. Visit www.zimmerfuneralhome. com to sign the guest book. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

farm outside Batavia where they raised their family and worked the farm. In 1970, upon retiring from the farm, Homer and Gen moved to town where they lived until Homer’s death and where she continued to live independently until a week before she passed. She was very active in the United Methodist Church of Batavia, where she served as treasurer of the women’s group for several decades. She is survived by her children, Susan (LeRoy Klink) Terry of Oak Park, Dennis (Carol) Terry of Coraopolis, Penn., and Kathy (David) Abernathy of Batavia; two grandsons, Anthony and Michael Abernathy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she

was preceded in death by her husband, Homer; and her brother, Wesley Anderson. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at United Methodist Church of Batavia, 8 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The family will begin receiving guests at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall on the lower level (enter off Water Street.) In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to United Methodist Church of Batavia, 8 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510. 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.

8OBITUARIES HOWARD ‘HOWIE’ FINTZEN Born: April 11, 1940; in Milwaukee Died: May 22, 2013; in Sheboygan, Wis. SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Howard “Howie” Fintzen, 73, of Sheboygan, Wis., passed away unexpectedly May 22, 2013, at home. He was born April 11, 1940, in Milwaukee, to Elsa Ruth and Howard K. Fintzen. In the early 1950s, his family moved to Black River, south of Sheboygan. He graduated from Central High School in Sheboygan in 1958, Carthage College in 1962, Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, and ordained into the Lutheran Ministry at First United Lutheran Church in 1966. Rev. Fintzen earned his doctor of ministry degree from Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, in 1977. On Dec. 22, 1962, he married Frances Budlong in Minneapolis. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary last year. During his parish ministry, he served at Atonement, Racine; Ascension, Allouez, Geneva Lutheran, Geneva; Redeemer, Trenton, N.J.; Lincoln Park, Milwaukee and interim ministry at Wellington Park, Milwaukee. In 2003, he retired from active

GENEVIEVE A. TERRY Born: June 12, 1917; in Batavia Died: May 22, 2013; in St. Charles BATAVIA – Genevieve A. Terry, 95, of Batavia, passed away May 22, 2013, at Pine View Care Center in St. Charles. She was born June 12, 1917, in Batavia Township, the daughter of Oscar and Lydia (nee Goepel) Anderson. She was united in marriage to Homer Terry on July 3, 1943. Genevieve grew up on a farm west of Batavia. After graduating from Batavia High School in 1935, she attended Metropolitan Business College. She later worked as a secretary at All-Steel Equipment Co. in Aurora. After marrying Homer, they settled on a dairy

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GENEVA – Plans to install a new elevator at Kane County’s historic courthouse will remain stalled on the ground floor after the Kane County Board agreed to rework the plans to include expensive revisions officials said are required by Geneva fire officials. The Kane County Board’s Administration Committee on Thursday voted, 4-1, to cancel an existing contract to construct the new elevator at the Third Street Courthouse in Geneva and solicit new bids for the expanded work. Kane County officials have planned for more than

believed the project should be revised to include the new work, which they said would be done in a manner sensitive to the building’s historic nature. Harbaugh said the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing how much the county would need to pay to cancel the existing contract. He said the amount could run up to $35,000. “We push for everybody else to do improvements to their buildings,” said County Board member Ron Ford, D-Aurora. “We need to keep up with ourselves, and we need to look at completing this project. “It’s something that really needs to be done.”

Board cancels contract for Third Street Courthouse

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