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Kane County Treasurer David Rickert (left) and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford discuss the installation of the state’s I-Cash kiosk at the Kane County Treasurer’s Office, inside the Kane County Government Center, during a news conference Wednesday. The I-Cash program works to reconnect Illinois residents with unclaimed property, usually money.

Demolition on Coultrap to begin Monday By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – The demolition of the former Coultrap Elementary School, 1113 Peyton St., Geneva, is scheduled to begin Monday. Officials said the first days of work will focus on getting the building ready to be taken down. Chris Lumpp, engineer at Alpine Demolition Services in Batavia, said the first couple of weeks of demolition work will involve shutting off all utilities to the building, taking out light bulbs for recycling and other work inside the building. Scott Ney, director of facility operations for Geneva School District 304, said the actual physical demolition will not involve a wrecking ball or explosions, but rather a systematic removal. “A giant claw machine will take chunks of the building away,” Ney said. “There will be no vibration.” Lumpp said the giant claws “are attachments to excavators ... that are chomping and pulling on the concrete and steel.”

As the building is taken down in chunks and bites, materials will be separated out and taken away, Lumpp said, with a finish date scheduled for Aug. 2. Ney said the demolition is to be completed before the start of the 2013-14 school year. Coultrap was built in 1923. Despite an outcry from the public to preserve Coultrap, the District 304 school board approved razing the school in January because it would have cost more to repair than to tear down. The former school was Geneva’s first high school. It then became the junior

high and then was renovated to be an elementary school. Coultrap was closed as an attendance center in 2009 because its students went to the new Williamsburg Elementary School. Until recently, school board meetings were held in Coultrap’s cafetorium. The board last month approved Alpine’s bid of $545,900 for demolition. The board also approved a separate bid award to Holian Asbestos and Encapsulation Corporation of Spring Grove for $140,200 to remove Coultrap’s asbestos. Ney said the asbestos removal began in early May and

was completed last week. He said he would be picking up the demolition permit from the Kane County Regional Education Office on Friday. The ROE has jurisdiction over the school’s demolition, and through the regional office, plans were sent to the city and fire marshal for review, Ney said.

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Where did you grow up? Beaver, Pa. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Diane Keaton First job? Cashier at G.C. Murphy Company As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A wife and mother, and I became that. A book you’d recommend? “Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption” by Katie J. Davis What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy” Favorite charity? Compass International, Kids Alive International, Samaritan’s Purse, Beautiful U Ministries Favorite local restaurant? Urban Grille in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I have been to Scotland on a mission trip to do vacation Bible school.


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Lunch and learn at Wasco Nursery WHAT: A lunch and learn session is set for next week. The topic will be “Drought Tolerant Perennials,” presented by Marlene Frisbie from Hoffie Nursery. She will present suggestions for drought tolerant perennials that will still provide an array of flowers in a rainbow of colors. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Wasco Nursery and Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles COST: The cost of the program is $10, which includes a box lunch. Advance registration and payment is required. INFO: Register by Sunday, either in person, by phone at 630-584-4424 or via email at

Fundraiser set for Sugar Grove American Legion WHAT: The Sugar Grove American Legion has planned a fundraiser. Food will be served, including pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and chips. The Duke Band will

perform from 8 to 11 p.m. There will be a “hog crazy” raffle and door prizes. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday WHERE: 65 First St., Sugar Grove COST: $5 INFO: For information, call 630-466-9700.

Rededication planned for Memorial Park in Batavia WHAT: The Batavia Park District invites the public to attend a rededication celebration for Memorial Park. The recent renovations included new tennis courts, an upgraded lighting system, new backstops and an updated walking path that is fully accessible. After the ceremony, families are invited to stick around to experience the new park and enjoy free refreshments. Several activities are planned, including a Kids Fun Run for ages 5 and up, a Mascot Dizzy Bat Race featuring Bruce the Spruce, Chuck the Duck and the Cougars’ Ozzie and a Family Fruit Fling. No registration is necessary for the activities. WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: 601 Illinois Ave., Batavia INFO: For information, call 630-879-5235.

Roadside repairs for bikes in St. Charles WHAT: The St. Charles Park District has planned a class on roadside repairs for bicycles. This hands-on bike maintenance class focuses on what to do when you are on your ride and the unexpected happens. From flat tires to broken spokes and noisy chains to broken cables – instructors will share tips and tricks to help triage the situation in the field to keep you riding. It is for ages 12 and older. Participants should bring their bikes. Bike stands, tools and cleaning products will be provided. WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. June 11 WHERE: Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles COST: The fee is $39 for residents and $46 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required at



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Unhappiness swirling around Cops to raise money punishment of Batavia teacher for Special Olympics KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Batavia High School science teacher Margaret Humphrey said she was disappointed that the School District 101 board voted Tuesday to issue a written warning of improper conduct to high school social studies teacher John Dryden. Dryden was disciplined for warning his students not to incriminate themselves before answering an in-class survey about emotional and at-risk behavior. “I feel his name was dragged through the mud,” Humphrey said Wednesday. “The school district was not acting in the best interests of the students.” Humphrey, who has worked at the high school for 14 years, has resigned, effective June 3. Humphrey said her resignation was triggered not solely because of the survey flap but also because she said there is “distrust between faculty and administration.” Humphrey’s son is a Batavia High School student, and he filled out the survey. Humphrey said she was concerned about his privacy rights be-

cause students’ names were pre-printed on the surveys. She was not alone. An online petition at has garnered more than 8,000 signatures supporting Dryden’s actions. The Batavia school board voted Tuesday night to authorize a notice of remediation against Dryden. Board member Jon Gaspar was the sole board member to vote “no.” The notice warned Dryden of improper conduct and the possible consequences thereof. Before the board issued the notice, Batavia Superintendent Jack Barshinger docked Dryden a day’s pay. “I have the authority to reprimand someone,” Barshinger said. “Any discipline of any employee is based on not a single incident but a pattern of behavior.” Dryden appealed Barshinger’s action to the school board. Dryden, who has taught at the high school for 20 years, had said he advised his students, before they filled out the survey, that they had a Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves. Barshinger said students can’t incriminate themselves. “The information is pro-

tected by the Illinois and federal student records act,” he said. “We won’t give it to law enforcement. That was never the intent.” Barshinger said students’ names were put on the surveys to help identify those students who need help. All high school students were given a 34-question survey April 18 during their third-block classes that would evaluate their social-emotional perceptions. “We wanted to be able to provide interactions to students who needed it,” Barshinger said. The high school has experienced its share of suicides and other problems in recent years, he noted. About a week before the BHS Social-Emotional Survey was administered, parents were given the opportunity to tell the district whether they didn’t want their children taking the survey, Barshinger said. One of Dryden’s former students, Joe Bertalmio, also voiced disappointment in the board’s actions. “But I am very happy with the support he has had,” Bertalmio said. “People really believe that Dryden was right.”

District 101 will begin serving breakfast at all schools in fall By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Starting this fall, Batavia School District 101 will serve breakfast at all of its schools. Batavia school board members Tuesday voted to approve a $1.5 million contract with Quest Food Management Services for food service, including breakfast. Ron O’Connor, the district’s assistant director of finance, said officials from sev-

ST. CHARLES – Members of the St. Charles Police Department will sit atop a westside doughnut shop Friday morning to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. Officers will be at Dunkin’ Donuts, 1711 W. Main St., St. Charles, beginning at 6 a.m. The event is part of a statewide effort among law enforcement agencies to heighten awareness of and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. “More than $1.3 million has been raised from this event over the last 10 years, and we’re hoping to set new records this year,” Illinois Torch Run Director and Sherman Police Chief Eric Smith said in a written statement. Locally, officers raised $3,800 last year through the Cop on a Rooftop event, according to a news release

from the St. Charles Police Department. This year, the local goal is $4,000. On Friday, each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location and makes a donation to the Torch Run will get a free doughnut coupon. Those donating at least $10 will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee and a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug while supplies last. Other items, such as T-shirts and hats, will be sold. Activities might vary by location. A 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle that is being raffled off will be at the St. Charles location. Raffle tickets are $10, and all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics. The contest is sponsored by the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association. Visit dunkin-donuts-cop-on-rooftop/ for a complete list of participating Dunkin’ Donut locations.

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eral of the district’s schools have expressed a desire to serve breakfast to students. The state approved the district’s request to serve breakfast. Because the district wants to serve breakfast at all of its schools, the state required the district to go out to bid this year. The district is part of the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted program that provides healthy guidelines to meals. Districts

that follow the guidelines receive reimbursements per meal served. O’Connor said he thinks serving breakfast at all the schools will help the students. “I definitely believe that it is a step in the right direction,” he said. “They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Teachers have told us they see a positive difference in students’ attitudes once we started serving breakfast at Hoover-Wood Elementary School.”

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80/64 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 82/66 Temperatures Waukegan 81/65 82/66 High/low ....................................... 83°/62° Normal high ......................................... 75° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 93° (2006) Algonquin 82/65 81/65 82/67 82/66 Normal low .......................................... 54° Hampshire Record low ............................... 35° (1984) Schaumburg 80/65 Elgin 83/68 Peak wind .............................. S at 13 mph 83/67 DeKalb Precipitation 81/65 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.12” 81/65 84/68 Month to date ................................... 2.61” Normal month to date ....................... 3.73” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 17.67” 84/68 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 13.12” Dixon 82/66

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

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

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Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Wednesday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.64...... -0.09 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.78....... none New Munster, WI .... 19....... 8.04..... +0.19 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 7.88..... +0.22 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 7.22..... +0.02 Dayton ................... 12....... 7.28..... +0.16 Waukesha ................ 6....... 4.78...... -0.30 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.90..... +0.14

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Winkler on to semifinals at Scripps National Spelling Bee By NICOLE WESKERNA

Tune in Piper Winkler of Geneva is one of 42 spellers to move on to compete in today’s semifinal round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. That puts her one step away from the championship finals, which is slated for this evening. The semifinals will broadcast at 1 p.m. today on ESPN2. “Oh my gosh, it’s amazing,” she said Piper after learning Winkler that her scores from Wednesday qualified her for the next round. “I think it’s probably the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me.” After winning the Kane County Spelling Bee in March, Piper was one of 281 students from across the country to compete in this year’s national spelling competition.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals will be broadcast at 1 p.m. today on ESPN2. The championship finals will be broadcast at 7 p.m. today on ESPN. Her father, Chris Winkler, said about 50 spellers typically are selected to move on to the semifinal round. But because more than 50 spellers qualified, judges narrowed the pool to only 41 spellers. He said a lot of the students in that small group have had siblings compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee or have competed in the past. Piper, an Elgin Academy student, said the preliminary test was the hardest part about the competition so far. She said she spelled one word that she initially thought was wrong, but the judges determined that there were two ways to spell it, so it ended up being correct. She said the rest of that round, which is a comput-

er-based test, included some of her favorite words, so she felt prepared. Spellers were given 24 words, and judges scored 12 of them, but spellers didn’t know which 12 words counted. The vocabulary portion of the test, which is new this year, was conducted in a similar manner. Competitors also went through two rounds of spelling words verbally. Piper said rather than feeling nervous after Wednesday’s preliminaries, she feels lucky to be one of 281 spellers to make it to the national competition. “From here, I’m just going to have fun and know that the things I could study, I have studied,” she said. She said she has enjoyed meeting and befriending other spellers who share the same passion for words. She said she’s also been getting texts and calls from people rooting her on from home. “I’m so grateful for all the people at home,” she said.

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School districts forgo letter grades at the elementary level By ASHLEY RHODEBECK


• Thursday, May 30, 2013

n middle and high schools throughout the Tri-Cities, it’s easy to know what grade students are striving for on their report cards: something on the ABCDF scale. But ask school districts what marks they give elementary school students, and the answer is a mix of numerals – such as a four-point scale in St. Charles School District 303 – and descriptive words or phrases, which are used in Batavia School District 101 and Geneva School District 304. For example, Batavia students who are on the road to mastering a skill are said to be “developing,” Chief Academic Officer Brad Newkirk said. In Geneva, students “demonstrate consistency,” “demonstrate progress” and “demonstrate improvement,” said Patty O’Neil, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. However different the districts’ elementary school grading systems might be, all are using a standards-based report card that breaks down each subject, such as reading and math, and evaluates a subset of skills in each, administrators said. “The report card is multiple pages,” Newkirk said. “It’s something that we’re always in the process of revising.” Part of the revision process includes soliciting feedback from parents. This month, the St. Charles schools asked parents to complete an online survey about their elementa-

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Lincoln Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Nancy McCormick works on report cards Tuesday after school. ry school report card. The feedback was expected to be shared with a committee of parents, teachers and administrators to modify the existing report card. “How do we best relay this information to parents so that it’s meaningful?” said Michelle Fitzgerald, St. Charles’ director of curriculum K-12. “Those are the conversations we’re having right now.” Kate Bell, whose children attend Fox Ridge Elementary School in St. Charles, said she appreciates the detail

the standards-based report card provides and likes to see whether her children are making progress throughout the year. But she noted, “It definitely was something to get used to.” Why school districts use different grading systems for secondary and elementary students is a question educators wrestle with on a continuous basis, O’Neil said. “Colleges and universities tend to dictate what happens at the high school level,” she said.

Additionally, she and other administrators said the standards-based report card seems to be more developmentally appropriate at the elementary level, where children are learning foundational skills at a fast rate. “To label that with A, B, C, D, F doesn’t seem appropriate,” said Newkirk, noting that system also ranks and sorts kids instead of facilitating their development. He noted Batavia is starting to use standards-based grading at the secondary level because it provides

more detailed feedback, which students can use to take charge of their own learning. “There is a movement now to not only have this be a norm at the elementary level, but some districts are taking it beyond the elementary level and implementing the standards-based reporting approach at all levels,” O’Neil said. “Our goal is always to find the best way to provide information to parents and students themselves about their progress.”


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STC aims to build new water tower in 2014 By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles plans to begin construction of a new water tower near Red Gate Road in summer 2014. The Government Services Committee on Tuesday

unanimously approved hiring Engineering Enterprises at a cost of $162,666 for the project’s design and construction engineering components. John Lamb, the city’s environmental services manager, said the water tower was recommended in the

approved Water Division 10Year Master Study in 2007. He noted the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recommended additional storage during an inspection in 2011. Planned for the southwest corner of the intersection of Red Gate Road and Route 25,

Trial date in lawsuit against D-303 scheduled for July 24 By ASHLEY RHODEBECK GENEVA – The lawsuit challenging St. Charles School District 303’s reconfiguration of two elementary schools is set to go to trial this summer. Kane County Judge David Akemann set the July 24 trial date Wednesday, less than a week after ruling against the school district’s request to include the Illinois State Board of Education as a third-party defendant. Both parties want to file

motions for summary judgment, said Bennett Rodick, an attorney representing District 303. Summary judgments lay out the facts of the case that the lawyers believe aren’t in dispute, he said. The judge then can make a ruling, but he might request more information and call for a more traditional trial, like the ones on TV, Rodick said. Filed in March 2011 by a group of parents, the lawsuit charged the district with several wrongdoings related to its reconfiguration of Davis

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the water tower is expected to reduce pressure swings and surges, address pressure issues in the outer service area, provide for storage redundancy, help with meeting peak water demand capacity and allow for maintenance of existing towers, according to an agenda doc-

ument. Lamb said design engineering costs are in the current budget. The proposed budget for fiscal 2014-15 includes construction engineering and tower construction costs, according to the document.


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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Ann “Nancy” Blaha: Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Whitehouse Cemetery in Whitehouse, Ohio. George Edmund “Eddie” Fosse: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. (corner of Routes 25 and 64) in St. Charles. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Yurs Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa. Majel Summers Siegrist Drake: A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Charles. Interment will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Church moves closer to expansion By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – Geneva aldermen, acting as the Committee of the Whole, this week approved Fox Valley Presbyterian Church’s request for a special-use permit to expand, but with a condition. Aldermen are requiring the church and a residential neighbor to come to an agreement regarding additional screening, regulation of

hours of use and potentially securing the property with a fence. The City Council is expected to take final action on the request with agreed-upon conditions at its next meeting, which is Monday, officials said. The church, at 227 East Side Drive, Geneva, proposes to demolish its existing 6,280-square-foot, one-story education area and build a 10,480-square-foot, one-story

addition in its place, a net gain of 4,200 square feet. The Geneva Plan Commission recommended approval of the plan, which would include space for religious and preschool education and food preparation, but it would not increase the sanctuary’s seating capacity. Although religious institutions are permitted in a residential district by special use, Fox Valley Presbyterian is considered a nonconform-

St. Charles Park Board welcomes new member KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – St. Charles resident Brian Charles officially was sworn in Tuesday as the St. Charles Park District’s newest commissioner. “Receiving the backing of my friends, neighbors and acquaintances in the community to serve in this important role re- Brian Charles inforces my longstanding goal as a resident of the park district: to help St. Charles maintain its leadership and excellence in parks and recreational activities,” Charles said in a news release. “Maintaining the standard

of excellence set by my predecessors on the board will be a challenge, and I look forward to embracing it.” Voters elected Charles – along with incumbents Bob Carne, Karrsten Goettel and Jean Cabel – to office in April. They were sworn into office by Associate Judge Clint Hull. Commissioners serve fouryear terms. The board’s responsibilities include passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees and hiring the park district’s executive director. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The public is invited to attend.

ing use, records show. The city’s zoning ordinance does not allow a nonconforming use to expand, which is why the church requested a special-use permit to bring the existing church into conformity and allow expansion. During the church’s 57year history, it has added on to its facility three times, in the 1960s, 1979 and 1992, to accommodate its growing congregation.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Hosanna! to host indoor yard sale ST. CHARLES – Hosanna! Lutheran Church will have its fifth annual Indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 14, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15, at 36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles. Items for sale will include household goods, clothing, tools, electronics, outdoor items, small appliances, books and toys. All sales proceeds will benefit the homeless shelter Lazarus House in St. Charles, the Hosanna! Community Care Center Food Pantry helping families in need in our area and Hosanna!’s Youth Ministries. Donations will be accepted from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday,

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 3:30 to 5 p.m. June 8 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9. Payment terms are cash and carry only, and items are sold as is. For information, call 630584-6434, email Welcome@ or visit

Theater to start series ST. CHARLES – The Charlestowne 18 theater will have its Wednesday Morning Movie Series from June 12 to Aug. 7. The cost is $1 per person. The events will include games and costumed characters at some movies. Movies will start at 10 a.m. at the theater, 3740 E. Main St., St. Charles.

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Jason Michael Meritt October 3, 1977 - May 30, 2012

One Year Later Don’t ask me if my grieving’s done, One year after the death of my son. Don’t ask again next year, or five years hence, For I shall grieve for him in my heart until my eyelids close forever. Love, Ma, Kevin, Jeremy, Ryan, Chris, Liz, Micah, and Matt

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ST. CHARLES – Ronald T. Farina, 78, was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Chicago, to Joseph A. and Lucille M. (nee Pohlman). He passed away peacefully Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his home in St. Charles. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from a lifetime career at Exelon. During his free time he enjoyed raising and training golden retrievers. Surviving are his daughters, Sharon, Caryn, Marla (Mike) Teall and Ronda (Steve) Swingle; five grandchildren; sister, LaVerne (Mark) Swanson; and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and nephew. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Funeral service with graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Irving Park Cemetery Chapel, 7777 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634. For information, call 847-2557800 or visit www.FriedrichsFH. com. Please sign the guest book at



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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE NORTH AURORA – The fourth annual North Aurora Community Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. This year’s theme is “One Village, Many Faces.” The parade will begin at Clocktower Plaza on the corner of Randall Road and Oak Street, and then proceed east on Oak Street, ending at North Aurora Island Park on the riverfront. After the parade, the North Aurora River District Alliance will sponsor a party with food vendors, fami-

ly-friendly activities and the annual rubber duck race. Information is available by visiting the North Aurora Mothers Club website at, and the North Aurora River District Alliance website at At 1 p.m. Sunday, there will be temporary road closings for the parade on Oak Street from Randall Road to Lincolnway (Route 31), Adams Street from Oak to State Street, State Street from Adams Street to Butterfield Road and Lincolnway from Mooseheart Road to Airport Road.

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Terry Fox (center left), owner and artistic director of Fox Ballet, celebrates the grand opening at the St. Charles studio with a ribbon cutting. Fox was accompanied by St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina (center), members of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and several of the Fox Ballet students.

8LOCAL BRIEF Auditions set for drama GENEVA – Auditions are set for the Geneva Park District’s summer production drama camp performance of “Truckstop Chili.” Auditions are set from 7 to

9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Playhouse 38, 524 W. State St., Suite 1, Geneva. For information, call 630-2324542. Instructors will be Matt Myers and Lisa Pivaronas.

The fee is $270 for Geneva Park District residents and $290 for nonresidents. Auditions are open to all youths ages 10 to 15 with any experience.


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Geneva Chamber of Commerce After Hours event


Second committee OKs shooting range architecture fees

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Howie Pribble of Home PC Technologies and Judi Donovan of GreenFields of Geneva chat during a Geneva Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Tuesday at GreenFields of Geneva, located at 0N801 Friendship Way in Geneva.


Committee debates role, financing of new posts By NICOLE WESKERNA GENEVA – Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen sought feedback Wednesday from the Finance Committee on how to fund a proposed community outreach coordinator position and debated what that employee’s role should be. Lauzen said he wants to make Kane County an “electromagnet” to retain and attract employers and “productive taxpaying citizens,” which is where the community outreach coordinator would come in. He said in his vision, the coordinator would work with key groups in the county, such as veterans, taxpayers, mothers, youth, seniors, traveling retirees, employers and other niche groups, such as gardeners. Members of the Finance Committee also debated whether the role of the coor-

dinator should include economic development aspects, in addition to overseeing the coordination of various county programs intended to build connections in Kane County. Board member Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, said the position should focus on only one area, not both. “I would pick one avenue that you’re going to focus on,” she said. “I only say that because trying to have someone to do both is a lot.” She said the county could use an economic development coordinator because there isn’t a point person at the county level for potential business owners to reach out to. Discussion also centered on how to fund the position, which is listed on the county’s website as a full-time position that would pay up to $25 per hour. A “community outreach assistant” also would be hired to work under the supervi-

sion of the coordinator. The post would pay $12 per hour. Both positions would be temporary, six-month contracts. County Board member John Hoscheit, R-St. Charles, said from an economic perspective, he supports the temporary contracts because the county’s financial commitment is limited. Lauzen said no individual has been identified yet to serve either role. He said some county funds have been freed up in recent years that could be used to pay for the positions. He said the county is no longer paying a website development fee, which in past years cost $54,000 to $85,000 per year. The county also is no longer paying for lobbyists, freeing up another $85,000 that isn’t being spent this year. “So these are places where we’ve saved money this year and I’d like to strategically redeploy some of those funds,” Lauzen said.

GENEVA – The Kane County Board’s Finance Committee on Wednesday signed off on paying architecture fees for a firearms training range. The board’s Administration Committee unanimously approved the same expense last week. All but one Finance Committee member approved a proposal to allow Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez to pay architects up to $67,000 to draw up plans for the firearms range, which would be constructed near his office at the County Jail. Kane County Board member Becky Gillam, R-West Dundee, cast the sole “no” vote. She did not provide a reason why during the meting. The new shooting range would replace one at the former county jail site on Fabyan Parkway in Geneva, which has been deemed by county officials as unusable after floods caused mold and because the facility is con-

taminated with lead. Perez said the training range is needed to allow deputies to legally carry firearms, which requires them to maintain state-mandated certifications. He also has said that training and certifications reduce the county’s liability should any weapons be used during altercations. Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen suggested adding language to the resolution saying “up to” or “not to exceed” $67,000 for architecture costs, which was also approved by all members except for Gillam. He reiterated that he’s “very much in favor” of the project moving forward. At least one other board member expressed concern about what the project might cost. “I do have concerns personally about the ultimate cost of this project, but I guess we can address that when we get all the bids back and evaluate the bids,” said County Board member John Hoscheit, R-St. Charles.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Coffee jam, open mic set BATAVIA – Unity of Fox Valley will host a Coffee Jam and Open Mic, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 230 Webster St., Batavia. For information, call 630-479-2982 or 630208-1245. The event will include an evening of entertainment and community performances. If you sing, dance or play a musical instrument and would like to show off your talents, you may take the stage. Bring your own music or backup. Accompaniment can be provided. There is no admission fee. A love offering of $10 appreciated, but not required.

LivingWell to host program on June 19 GENEVA – From 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 19, LivingWell will host “Bench to Bedside to Beam: New Research in the Management of Brain Tumors,” at 442 Williamsburg Ave., Geneva. This event will be presented by Dr. Vinai Gondi, associate director of research, CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center and clinical assistant professor, University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center. This program is open to all and is free of charge, but registration is required. Call LivingWell at 630-262-1111 to register.

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By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department is seeking information about a woman whose pit bull attacked another dog Tuesday

night near downtown, Deputy Chief David Kintz said. Witnesses told police that a collarless tan and gray pit bull was wandering the neighborhood near South Third Avenue and South Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when

a woman in a silver Dodge Charger pulled up, trying to catch it, Kintz said. The pit bull reportedly attacked another dog – a Newfoundland that was on a walk – before the woman got the dog in her car.

Batavia team wins national accounting competition By ERIC SCHELKOPF

America chapter at the school. The national nonprofit education association helps students prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. Walden, a senior, plans to use his scholarship money to go to Waubonsee Community College for a year to pursue accounting, with plans to transfer to another school after that, Miller said. He filmed a presentation, which received the most online votes. More information is available at

leash. Contact the police department at 630-377-4435 with information. It is unknown how badly the other dog was hurt, but neighbors did get some towels for first aid, Kintz said.

8LOCAL BRIEF FIRE Art Studios to host exhibit ‘Rejuvenate’ NAPERVILLE – FIRE Art Studios and Gallery is hosting an exhibit, “Rejuvenate,” through June 8 at the gallery, 190 E. Fifth Ave. in Naper-

ville. The featured artist will be Vigay Kiyawat. For information, call 630428-4639 or visit www.

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BATAVIA – Three Batavia High School students were more than up to the challenge to come up with a new idea for a show that centers on the CPA profession. David Madrigal, Stanley Walden and Zach Thilges have won a national competition called “Project Innovation: The Challenge” sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs. They were part of the Accounting Pros team. The team was awarded a

$4,000 scholarship to be divided among the students. In addition, Batavia High School was awarded a $3,000 grant for educational purposes. Batavia High School accounting teacher Jeff Miller said he wasn’t surprised by the win. “They put in a lot of hours after school and on the weekend,” he said. “I thought the team would place in the top two for sure.” Miller said the high school will use the grant to form a Future Business Leaders of

Kintz said the woman left the scene without leaving information. Police are seeking information that could help identify her, he said, noting the city requires owners to keep their dogs contained or on a

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OPINIONS ‘Arrested Development’ is back, worth watching “Arrested Development” is a TV show that tells the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them together. For those who don’t know, “Arrested Development” ran on Fox from 2003 to 2006. In 2006 – despite talks of another season and even a movie – the family’s future was abruptly canceled. Recently, the fourth season was picked up by Netflix, and was available for instant streaming Sunday. Because Sunday was my graduation day, and I thought that Netflix would crash if I tried to start watching the show at midnight, I didn’t stay up to watch it. Instead, I graduated, went out to dinner and had a nice night’s sleep before I started watching. That said, I did manage to see all 15 episodes in one day, a true couch potato accomplishment. And I must say, I loved it. If you’ve never seen “Arrested Development,” I have one piece of advice for you: Watch it. All four seasons are available on Netflix now. It’s one of those shows that is so well-written, well-acted and full of brutally honest comedy that I averaged a laugh every 20 seconds. But it also makes you care for the characters, who you find yourself rooting for after every ridiculous thing they do. The protagonist, Michael Bluth, puts himself in charge of keeping his family and his company together after his father is arrested on charges of fraud and treason, among other things. Sometimes Michael can come off like a stick in the mud, but that’s only because he’s trying to get work done while his family members try to join the Blue Man Group and ride around on Segways. Reviews of the new season online harp on the fact that Michael’s boring-ish character is even more boring and a bit pathetic, but I think Michael

A DAY IN COURT Courtney Phelan should be given some slack. He’s been dealing with magic shows and seal attacks for the past three seasons. Other critics cite this season’s slow start and the new format among their grievances. I agree with those, but I counter that it does pick up around episode five or six, and that the episodes centering on Lindsay, Tobias, Maeby and George Michael are as riotous as usual. If you’re a fan that’s been reading the mixed reviews online and doubts the quality, don’t fear. Go ahead and watch and review them yourself – ignore this “review,” too, if you’d like. I haven’t put much money in critical reviews assuring quality since the Chicago Tribune gave the movie, “Les Misérables” one-and-a-half stars. For the fans, everything that you want is there, including Ann being ignored, Tobias’ cutoffs, the keen narration and Maeby and George Michael’s horribly awkward relationship. The only thing I really missed was Franklin. If you haven’t watched before, I highly recommend it. It’s in the vein of some of my personal favorite comedies such as “30 Rock,” “The Office” and any movie Judd Apatow has been involved with. It’s a comedy that’s worth its weight in gold and – in my opinion – worth the wait of seven years.


Senators team up to fix safety law THE WASHINGTON POST The Toxic Substances Control Act, which was supposed to give the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to regulate potentially dangerous chemicals, has been on the books since 1976. Yet it is such a shambles that, in all that time, the agency has used it to ban only five chemicals. The law allowed thousands of chemicals to stay on the market with no review, and it made the process of vetting new ones so difficult that they have been barely regulated at all. The EPA can’t even demand testing without undergoing a grueling rule-making process and demonstrating that a chemical is risky. The agency – somehow – has to provide data to get data. And even with alarming informa-

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tion on a particular chemical, the EPA must clear a very high legal bar to ban or limit its use. In 1991, a court threw out the EPA’s ban on asbestos, a notorious carcinogen. For years, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., has tried in vain to improve the law. Then last week he and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announced a bipartisan compromise. Under the Lautenberg-Vitter bill, the EPA would have the authority to review chemicals in current use, with more power to demand testing when it suspects a substance to be dangerous. Before new chemicals could come to market, the agency would have to decide that they are likely to be reasonably safe. With help from centrist Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W. Va., the legislation has

attracted 10 co-sponsors from each party, including conservatives such as Sens. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., along with a good chunk of the Democratic Senate leadership. Some environmentalists, though, are unhappy. They look at what Lautenberg proposed in years past and despair that the bipartisan version is too diluted. Reform, they say, should establish a far stronger review standard. Industry support for the legislation only heightens their concerns. The legislation could use tighter language on deadlines and in some other provisions, and it mustn’t end up precluding all state-level action. Senators will have option of tinkering with it on the floor. But they shouldn’t let this unexpected opportunity go by.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Church youth to help raise money for trip ST. CHARLES – Youth from Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles are placing pink flamingo lawn ornaments in yards to raise money for their summer mission trip to South Dakota. Pay $20 to have 10 flamingos placed in someone’s yard along with a note explaining the items.

Residents can pay $10 to learn who “flamingo-ed” them. The flamingos remain for four days unless the resident wants them removed before then. People don’t need to be affiliated with the church to participate. The fundraiser runs through mid-July. Call Jim Best at 630-8814338.

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SUGAR GROVE – A plan to boost the social media presence of Kaneland School District 302 met some resistance from school board members Tuesday night, and Superintendent Jeff Schuler said he would continue to work on the proposal. At Tuesday night’s school board meeting at Harter Middle School, officials heard from a consultant, Megan Jacobs, who works with districts such as Kaneland that do not have a communications director. Her presentation went over some of the proposals, including a Facebook page for the district, starting a blog, creating a Pinterest pinboard and establishing a Twitter account. Some board members, however, said the new platforms could make it more confusing for parents looking for information. Teresa Witt said there are inaccuracies on the district’s calendar, and that it would be difficult to ensure that adding more places to post dates and times wouldn’t result in more discrepancies. Joe Oberweis said the plan doesn’t really address feedback from parents that they want more direct communica-

tion – such as emails – rather than having to go and find information. “We’re not even talking about that,” Oberweis said. The plan went beyond sharing information with parents and – at some level – was about the district’s ability to control its message. The proposal for the Facebook page, for instance, stressed that it would allow the district to “combat misinformation or negative communication” and “drive community members to the primary source for school information, the school itself.” Schuler acknowledged that several schools and organizations in the district already have their own Facebook page. He said the district’s page would be an addition, not a replacement. School board President Cheryl Krauspe pointed out what a shift the idea is, remembering a time in which the board was warning faculty members about Facebook. Witt said it appeared that, ultimately, the plan calls for the establishment of a communications director in the district. “But there are things we need more,” she said. Schuler said he heard the board’s message and would return with an update.

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Geneva planning commission to increase its fees By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – When compared to other communities’ fees for plan commission applications, Geneva’s is the lowest at $250. That amount covers about five hours of staff time for each application that requires plan commission review, city officials said. Officials found that fee did not even begin to cover third-party costs for those requests requiring a public hearing – for attorneys, legal notices and court reporter transcript services. So, in an effort to have the plan commission’s review process pay for itself, aldermen acting as the Committee of the Whole – recommended doubling the application fee to $500 to cover two reviews, with an additional $100 fee for each subsequent staff review. A l d e r m e n a l s o r e c o mmended requiring an additional $500 deposit to cover third-party services involving a public hearing. In researching other communities’ fees for similar work, Geneva’s fees usually were the lowest or one of the lowest for each application type, officials said. “It’s kind of long overdue,” City Planner David DeGroot said. Mayor Kevin Burns said the plan commission services should be a “pay-asyou-go” program. “Since 1990, in essence, we have been subsidizing the process,” Burns said. “While remaining attentive to any and all developers, we want to make certain that the costs incurred are, at the very least, being covered.” For example, when Faith Lutheran Church sought a sign variation last year, it paid the $250 fee, but the actual cost of the process was more than $469, according to

city records. And when Malone Funeral Home sought an amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan, a zoning change and a special use last year, it paid $750 in fees. But the actual cost was more than $914, according to city records. Chef James’ special-use request in 2011 cost $250 for its application fee, but the total cost to the city was more than $414, records show. Staff compared Geneva’s fees to similar ones charged by 16 communities, including Aurora, Batavia, North Aurora, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, South Elgin and Naperville. For a request requiring a map amendment or a special use, the charge from Aurora was the highest at $800; Geneva’s at $250 was the lowest. A comprehensive plan amendment cost $500 at Batavia, West Chicago and Woodridge. Sugar Grove charges $750 for a text amendment request, and Batavia and St. Charles charge $500. Geneva’s $250 fee was the lowest. But Burns said even with the fee increase, it goes into effect only once a formal application is filed. It does not cover meetings between a prospective developer and city staff while discussing a proposal. “That speaks volumes to city staff’s availability and attentiveness to all would-be applicants,” Burns said. The City Council is expected to take final action on the fee change Monday at its next meeting. DeGroot said a second part of the staff’s recommendation for a fee increase will require a public hearing because it involves subdivision ordinances. DeGroot said the hearing likely would be scheduled for the July 11 meeting.

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Customers won’t go home hungry from Gabby’s By NICOLE WESKERNA ST. CHARLES – Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the cooks at Gabby’s Kitchen make as many dishes from scratch as they can, because they specialize in homestyle cooking. “We want all shifts to pop,” said Angelo Sellas, who manages the restaurant with his brother, John Sellas. The burgers are fresh and hand-packed, the soup is homemade every day, and they bread their own meats, onion rings and shrimp, Angelo Sellas said. One of the more popular entrees at Gabby’s Kitchen is the towering Moo & Oink Burger – a half-pound burger topped with slow-braised pulled pork, applewood smoked bacon and melted cheddar cheese, topped with a hefty onion ring. Diners have plenty of options for side dishes – 15, to be exact. Aside from traditional French fries, they offer sweet potato fries, tater tots, rice pilaf, creamy cole slaw and macaroni and cheese, to name a few. Chef Justyn Puchalski cooks up an Iowa Pork Tenderloin Sandwich – a heaping serving of breaded pork tenderloin that hangs over the bun. It is served in the same fashion as the Moo & Oink Burger, with a crispy onion ring topping the bun. “You’re not gonna go home hungry,” John Sellas said. “We’re trying to make something fresh and homemade,” Angelo Sellas said. “We stay away from as much process as possible.” Homemade desserts include Greek yogurt, cobblers and

Know more Gabby’s Kitchen, 1650 W. Main St., St. Charles, is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For information, call 630-549-0656 or visit

warm bread pudding. The building where Gabby’s Kitchen is located, 1650 W. Main St. in St. Charles, has been in the Sellas brothers’ family since 1985. They both have worked in the restaurant industry for many years, and Angelo Sellas said Gabby’s Kitchen is a conglomeration of their combined experience. They reopened the restaurant as Gabby’s Kitchen almost three years ago. Black-and-white photos of the Sellas’ family members – as well as the family members of some of their customers – line the walls above each booth. Also on the walls are colorful chalkboards displaying specials that change monthly or seasonally. They have an omelet of the month, wings of the month, fish of the month and a burger of the month. For families on the go, the restaurant offers carry-out family packs that feed four or five people. That menu includes chicken Parmesan, southern-fried chicken and a chicken and ribs combo.

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Gabby’s Kitchen, 1650 W. Main St., St. Charles, serves its famous Moo & Oink Burger – a half-pound burger topped with slow-braised pulled pork, applewood smoked bacon and melted cheddar cheese. Its 16-ounce bloody mary, topped with olives and a lime, is $4 on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant started catering about 1½ years ago, and is flexible as far as customization goes, Angelo Sellas said. They’ve done parties large and small, including weddings and military parties. He said they recently catered a party and served fried chicken and pirogies – an example of the broad catering menu. On site, Gabby’s Kitchen also has an outdoor patio, and hosts open-mic nights for all ages every Thursday and live music entertainment Friday nights. They also offer a full bar, and their 16-ounce bloody mary drinks, topped with green olives and a

lime, are $4 on Saturdays and Sundays. John Sellas said they’re also proud of their friendly staff, who have been longtime workers there. “We’re proud of our servers. We’ve got a good staff,” he said. “Our food will speak for itself. We’re serving quality.”

One specialty at Gabby’s Kitchen in St. Charles is the barbecue rib dinner. The restaurant offers 15 different sides to choose from, including baked potatoes, coleslaw, sweet potato fries and mashed potatoes.

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Lack of rain not a problem at Calif. vineyard UNCORKED James Nokes Normalcy was lacking in Paso Robles. A wet start to winter gradually turned cold and dry with nights where the temperature dropped below 32 degrees. Rainfall has been a little more than half of what is traditionally expected. Yet, a cold winter and an early warm spring led to a bud break at Tablas Creek that was right on schedule. General manager Jason Haas said he expects a regular ripening cycle to take place at the 120-acre west Paso Robles property.

Winemaker spotlight The rain started in mid-November and lasted through December. Then it stopped. Sure, the cover crop got off to a good start, but only 55 percent of normal rain has fallen at Tablas Creek, a long-standing partnership between the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel and the Haas family that specializes in the production of excellent Rhone varietals. Known for hot, sunny,

summer days and cool nights, Paso Robles, Calif., produces the best Rhone varietals in the country. Bold wines that fully ripen under an intense summer sun yet benefit from the terroir of unique soil types are the norm. With rugged terrain and a limestone soil that’s visible on a walk through the vineyard, the similarities at Tablas Creek to the Chateauneuf du Pape region in France are striking. “It isn’t ideal,” said Tablas Creek general manager Jason Haas about the lack of rainfall. “But it’s OK given that we had a decent rainfall winter last winter and excellent rainfall the two winters before that. The cold late winter and warm early spring combined to give us a more or less normal date for bud break, and we look like we’re on track for a regular ripening cycle.” Sunny, crisp days dominated winter after the rain stopped. There were cold nights that allowed the vines to go fully dormant. Frost wasn’t an issue as the protection fans were only turned on five times, a record low for Tablas Creek. “We had a winter of extended episodes,” Haas said. “It was without the normal

chaotic mix of different weather patterns that typifies winter in Paso Robles.” The early varieties, Viognier, Grenache and Syrah are currently in the middle of flowering. Roussanne and Mourve-

dre have yet to get started, but that’s typical of the later schedule. “While it’s early yet and what we see in coming weeks will matter a lot,” Haas said. “We’re happy with where we are for now.”

• James Nokes writes a bi-weekly wine column for Shaw Media. He’s been tasting, touring and collecting in the wine world for several years. Contact him at

OAK CREST DeKalb Area Retirement Center

The Royal Treatment…. We always said when we were ready to retire from work, but not from life, Oak Crest would be the place for us. Both of us were born and grew up in this area so coming home was Barry and Kay Schrader something we talked about for years. When the opportunity presented itself to sell our home in California and return to our roots, we didn’t have to think twice. We love life at Oak Crest in our wonderful duplex surrounded by good friends, family and beautiful scenery. We are glad we made the decision to move here while we are both independent. With easy access to educational programs, events, a state-of-the-art fitness center and delicious meals. We not only feel privileged, but blessed. We are enjoying all that Oak Crest has to offer. It was our honor to spend the last year as Oak Crest King and Queen. Guess when they say at Oak Crest you get the royal treatment, they mean it. Barry & Kay Schrader, Residents since July 2006 For more information call (815) 756-8461 or visit us on the web at

Local musician Greg Boerner’s acoustic guitar skills are showcased on his CDs and in his shows. But the singer/songwriter started his music career playing electric guitar. And he returns to those roots as part of the band CattleProd!, which also features bassist/vocalist Chad Watson, drummer Justin O’Connell, and Dave Nelson, of the band Heartsfield, on electric and slide guitar. CattleProd! in March performed a one-year anniversary show at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora that was well received, and will return there at 7 p.m. June 21 as it opens for the Old 97’s as part of the Two Brothers’ Summer Festival. CattleProd! will also perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Batavia Riverwalk’s Peg Bond stage as part of the Music Matters Summer Concert Series. More information about both shows is available at Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Boerner

about CattleProd! and his other activities.

Eric Schelkopf: How did CattleProd! come together? Greg Boerner: The whole thing started off as a fluke, to be quite honest with you. It all spawned out of the “Made In Aurora” albums. After that, there was a surprise birthday party for Kiss The Sky record store owner Steve Warrenfeltz and a bunch of people were going to show up and play. We thought that would be a great opportunity for us to learn three songs. That’s about all we had time for. So, we did those three songs, and the reaction was very, very strong. People really loved it. We did two of my original songs, and one old Savoy Brown song that Steve liked, so we did that for him. We thought, “Well, maybe we kind of have something here. People seem to enjoy this.” So we started rehearsing.

ES: What should people expect if they come out to a CattleProd! show? GB: Organic, blues-based, a-less-is-more approach to

original music. We are really trying to capture the essence of the song. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles.

ES: In forming the band, did you have a desire to kind of showcase your electric guitar playing? A lot of people have seen you play acoustic guitar, but not electric guitar. GB: I did. I played electric guitar for years. I started off on electric guitar, played in bands for years and years and years, and then started doing the solo thing. I had always thought I would get back to the electric thing, but it just never never really worked out, so I just continued on with the solo thing. Getting back to the electric guitar for me was getting back to my roots. I’ve been dying to get back to electric guitar. I love the sound of it.

ES: So CattleProd! plays both originals and covers. I watched a video where the band covered Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” GB: Mainly originals. That’s what we’re pushing. But we are definitely throwing in some covers, because we enjoy the tunes that we do.

We’re trying to pick deep covers. We’re not trying to play the typical stuff if we can help it. If we do a Led Zeppelin song, we do “Down by the Seaside,” which is not one of their big hits. That one just suited us.

ES: So, you do have some songs out on vinyl? GB: We have two songs out on vinyl. We have a 45 RPM record that Steve carries at Kiss The Sky, and Steve helped us with that. The record is out on his Waterloo Sunset Records label. It’s two of my songs – “Southbound Train” and “Price You Pay.” And we just got some airplay; we just got played on WXRT’s “Local Anesthetic” show. We just started with those two tunes. Steve thought it would be fun to put out a 45. He’s a fan of the band, and really wants us to do well.

ES: So, are you looking to release more music? GB: I would love to. I think at some point, we will probably work either on a fulllength album or CD, or both. It’s just finding the time to get together and do that kind of stuff.

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Greg Boerner (center) of CattleProd! will perform June 21 at Two Brothers’ Summer Festival in Aurora and Aug. 16 at the Batavia Riverwalk’s Peg Bond stage as part of the Music Matters Summer Concert Series.


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Classic Cinemas announces movie series line-up KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Classic Cinemas in St. Charles has recently announced the films for its 2013 Wednesday Morning Movie Series running June 12 through Aug. 7. This year, the series will last nine weeks, with showings every Wednesday beginning June 12 at Classic Cinemas at Charlestowne Mall, 3740 E. Main St., St Charles. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m. The selected films are rated G or PG. General admission costs $1 a person. Games and costumed characters will be present to entertain the children before show time. Reservations can be taken in advance for groups of 15 or more, based on a group rate of $5 per person. The film schedule for the summer features the following films:

• June 12 – “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” (2012). Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to make it home to New York City. The animals’ journey takes them through Europe where they find cover as a traveling circus.

The film features the voices of Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith, and is rated PG.

by Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher, the film is rated PG.

• June 19 – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012). Dracula finds trouble

• July 17 – “Hotel for Dogs” (2009). Two

when a human boy stumbles upon his high-end resort hidden away from the world, and falls in love with the count’s daughter. The film’s characters are voiced by Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Andy Samberg, and is rated PG.

children secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel that later turns into a disaster. The film stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin and Lisa Kudrow, and is rated PG.

• June 26 – “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (2012). A trio of friends embarks upon an adventure after the continent is set adrift, allowing the characters to explore a new world. Starring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, the film is rated PG.

• July 3 – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” (2012). The film’s lead character, Greg, is ready for the days of summer, but his plans go completely wrong. What will he do with his summer vacation? The film stars Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron and Devon Bostick, and is rated PG.

• July 10 – “Rise of the Guardians” (2012). Immortal Guardians of the world add an unlikely member to the team to protect the children of the world from the evil spirit, Pitch. Voiced

• July 24 – “Muppets from Space” (1999). Kermit and the Muppet gang DreamWorks Animation image go on a journey to rescue Gonzo and Classic Cinemas in St. Charles will show the film “Madareunite him with gascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” on June 12, as part of its his alien family. Wednesday Morning Movie Series. The film stars Dave Goelz, Steve Witmire and Bill Barretta, and is rated G.



• July 31 – “Escape from Planet Earth” (2013). Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a sticky situation when he responds to an SOS from a dangerous alien planet, Earth. The film’s characters are voiced by Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba, and is rated PG.

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WHEN: Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9 WHERE: Downtown St. Charles COST/INFO: The 31st annual RiverFest will kick off summer in the Fox Valley area. The event will feature

a free Arcada Live Main Stage with three days of nonstop entertainment, featuring musicians and bands, sanctioned Dragon Boat races on the Fox River, a 40-ton fantasy sand sculpture, children’s live entertainment stage and more. In addition, the event will feature a carnival, a craft show on the Fox, two stages with live entertainment, and food. Admission and parking is free.



WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2 WHERE: Memorial Park, 601 Illinois Ave., Batavia COST/INFO: After an extensive renovation to Memorial Park,

the Batavia Park District will celebrate at a re-dedication celebration. Join the park district for family-friendly activities and free refreshments. The event will include a ribbon-cutting, a kid’s fun run, family fruit fling and the mascot dizzy bat race with Bruce the Spruce, Chuck the Duck and the Kane County Cougars’ Ozzie. Call 630-879-5235 for details.

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719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva COST/INFO: Re-Member Runs for the Oglala Lakota Oyate has planned the Geneva Turtle Trot 5K and Fundraising Walk. Participants will run and walk a course along the paved Fox River Bike Trail crossing it four times on foot bridges. Re-Member, a nonprofit organization, works with the Oglala Lakota Oyate to improve reservation life through relationships, shared experiences and volunteerism. To register and for information, visit or call Tom Young at 630-430-2106.

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles COST/INFO: Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles will host a grand opening event at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. The event will include interactive exhibits in the nature center, nature hikes, crafts and carriage rides through the preserve. A concert featuring Jim Gill will be at noon. For information, visit www.kaneforest. com/natureCenter.aspx. morgueFile photo

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PLANIT KANE BRIEF Fairgrounds to host flea market this weekend ST. CHARLES – For more than 40 years, the Kane County Flea Market at the Kane County Fairgrounds has been the spot for collectors and bargain hunters alike. There will be hundreds of indoor, outdoor and under shed vendors in the coming months. There is free parking and admission costs $5 per day for adults, and children younger than age 12 will be admitted for free. The flea market hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Other 2013 flea market dates include: • July 6 and 7 • Aug. 3 and 4 • Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 • Oct. 5 and 6 • Nov. 2 and 3 • Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 For more information, visit The Kane County Fairgrounds is located at 525 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.

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Kenny Loggins to visit Arcada KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins will visit St. Charles in June for a performance and meetand-greet opportunity at the Arcada Theatre. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. June 9 at The Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. According to a news release, those who purchase tickets – starting at $59 – to Loggins’ show will be automatically entered to win a meet-and-greet opportunity with the artist. Those who have already purchased tick-

ets have been automatically entered into the drawing. Loggins is best known for hits from his Loggins & Messina days and movie anthems. His hits include as “House At Pooh Corner,” “This Is It,” “I’m Alright,” “Celebrate Me Home,” “Don’t Fight It,” “Footloose,” and “Danger Zone.” To purchase tickets, call 630-962-7000 or visit

ST. CHARLES – The River Rockhouse will host the Road to Recovery fundraiser June 15 on behalf of Rob Simon, who, less than two weeks before his 31st birthday, was diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer. According to a news release, Simon’s disease has required extensive surgery, extended radiation therapy, oral chemotherapy and intravenous chemotherapy. One-hundred percent of the

event’s proceeds will be dedicated to assisting the payment of doctors and facilities working to restore Simon’s health and future. In addition to helping fund Simon’s cancer treatments, the event is meant to raise awareness about the disease, as well as the need for early detection screening and genetic testing. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the River Rockhouse, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. The public is invited to at-

tend the event, which will feature four different bands. The lineup includes WildCard at 7 p.m., Yourz Truly at 8:30 p.m., Rebel at 10 p.m. and Friction at 11:30 p.m. There will also be raffles and a silent auction, and sports memorabilia will be available. All those who attend will receive a complimentary raffle ticket at the door. The cost to attend is $10, payable at the door. For more information, visit

PLANIT KANE BRIEF Fox Valley chorus to present pop concert at church in Aurora AURORA – The Fox Valley Festival Chorus will present its annual pops concert – “From Broadway to the Big Screen,” featuring music from musicals such as “Jekyll and Hyde,” “My Fair Lady,” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” that have made the successful transition from live stage

performances to the movies. The event takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older and $5 for those ages 12 and younger. For information, visit

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St. Charles North graduate David Johnson (left) looks to propel the Monmouth College men’s tennis team to a conference title, writes sports reporter Dennis D. Jacobs. PAGE 31

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St. Charles North’s Natalie Winkates (right) walks off the field after North’s season-ending 3-1 loss to Barrington at Wednesday’s IHSA Class 3A Barrington Supersectional.


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‘Uphill battle’ for North Stars Barrington gets momentum, holds off SCN By KEVIN SHEPKE BARRINGTON – Nothing was going to stand in Barrington’s way at Wednesday night’s Class 3A girls soccer supersectional championship. Not even a postponement from Tuesday or a valiant effort from St. Charles North’s defense was going to deny the Fillies. Barrington took control early, and used a pair of early goals to pick up a 3-1 victory over the North Stars. With the victory, Barrington (18-4-1) earned a spot in Friday’s Class 3A state semifinal at North Central College in Naperville. St. Charles North (19-4-1), which had momentum early in the first half after junior Sophie Pohl scored off Alex Gage’s assist with 22:27 left in the first half Tuesday, seemed to lose its groove and never quite regained it after Barrington tied the match shortly after and was then postponed because of lightning. “We got beat by two good goals and they played incredible for the second 40 minutes,” North coach Ruth Vostal said. “It was an uphill battle after we fell behind and things could’ve ended differently had we snuck one in, but we’ll learn from this and use it as a life lesson.” North’s only legitimate goal opportunity in the final 20:44 of the first half came on a free kick from Gage from about 20 yards out, but her shot was deflected by Fillies keeper Hannah Luedtke. “We didn’t give 110 percent for that [final] 20 minutes [of the first half],” Vostal said. “We were working hard and doing the right things, but we just needed that extra effort.” From the onset of resumed play, Barrington held possession for most of the time, but STC North held tough by stopping the Fillies’ first three shots. It wasn’t until the

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St. Charles North’s Natalie Winkates attempts to control the ball against Barrington’s Meredith Slott during Wednesday’s IHSA Class 3A supersectional championship at Barrington High School. St. Charles North lost, 3-1, and finishes the season 19-4-1. BELOW: St. Charles North’s Kelly Manski heads the ball.

End of an era North senior midfielder Alex Gage played the final match of her standout career Wednesday. Her four years included a 74-16-5 program record and two state trophies. North finished third in Class 3A in Gage’s freshman season of 2010 and was second last spring.

15:47 mark that Barrington broke through with a goal from Molly Pfeiffer off a corner kick from Mia Calamari. “They got two corner kicks and you can’t give any good team two corners and expect them to come up empty,” Vostal said. “We got beat.” Barrington’s second goal came nearly seven minutes later when Jenna Szczesny broke away from two North defenders and fired an unassisted shot in off the left side from 20 yards out that hit the right center of the goal.

North did have two opportunities at a goal on back-toback corner kicks from Alyssa Brandt with 24 minutes remaining in the match, but both shots were blocked by the Fillies’ defense. “I told the girls after the game that if you can walk off the field and you gave everything you had and still get beat by two good goals, then you did your best,” Vostal said. “It’s unfortunate, but only one team will be left standing at the end of the season.”

North has earned a spot in the supersectional the past three seasons and graduates only nine seniors while returning more than half of its squad for next season. “This is a huge learning experience for our younger players,” Vostal said. “We talked about that last year when we made it to state. You can talk about it all you want, but until you live it that’s when you experience it. So hopefully they’ve learned the life lesson that you have to fight every minute of every game to get to this point.”

WHAT TO WATCH College Softball World Series Michigan at Oklahoma, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Batavia graduate Katie Luetkens will look to help Michigan upset Oklahoma. Also on TV... NBA playoffs Indiana at Miami, Game 5, 7:30 p.m., TNT NHL playoffs Boston at Pittsburgh, Game 1, 7 p.m., NBCSN Pro baseball Sox at Cubs, 1:20 p.m., WGN, CSN N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees or Boston at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m., MLB Tennis French Open, second round, 4 a.m., ESPN2 Golf PGA Tour, The Memorial Tournament, first round, 1:30 p.m., TGC College Softball World Series Nebraska vs. Washington, 11 a.m., ESPN2 Tennessee vs. Florida, 1 p.m., ESPN Arizona St. vs. Texas, 6 p.m., ESPN2

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PREP SCHEDULE FRIDAY Boys volleyball: St. Charles North vs. Oak Park River-Forest at IHSA quarterfinal at Hoffman Estates, 6 p.m. SATURDAY Baseball: St. Charles East vs. TBA at 4A St. Charles East Sectional, 11 a.m.; St. Francis vs. TBA at 3A Sycamore Sectional, 11 a.m. Softball: St. Charles East vs. Glenbard North at 4A St. Charles East Sectional, 11 a.m.



Texts benefit STCE’s Starai, offense By KEVIN DRULEY

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St. Charles East’s Nick Huskisson slides safely across home plate during East’s 6-0 win Wednesday over Lake Park in the St. Charles East Sectional semifinal.

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St. Charles East’s Nicholas Erickson throws to first after making the first out at second in a double play. The Saints turned three double plays as Matt Starai earned the shutout..

4A St. Charles East Sectional Wednesday’s semifinal St. Charles East 6, Lake Park 0 Today’s semifinal Wheaton North vs. Bartlett, 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s championship game St. Charles East vs. today’s winner, 11 a.m. Taugner, a Brown recruit returning on short rest after starting the team’s regional championshp victory. In the same pitching matchup from East’s April 2 home win in Upstate Eight Conference crossover play, the Saints used their experience – and the Internet – to keep an edge. On Tuesday night, coach Len Asquini circulated a link to a recent video of Taugner pitching via group text message. It showed Taugner (102) starting hitters with inside fastballs, then throwing his slider down and in. Attacking that pattern was key during the Saints’ five-run third inning, which provided the final margin. Buoyed by a pair of Lancers infield errors, East capitalized with a two-run single from first baseman Brian Sobieski and an RBI single from second baseman Jack Dellostritto.

“Once you score one run, keep scoring,” said Sobieski, who joined Dellostritto with a two-hit game. “Try to make it easy on the pitchers. Try to keep the spirits up. Talk it up throughout the innings. Don’t get quiet.” Lancers coach Dan Colucci bemoaned the third inning as the team’s worst of the season, although he ultimately called Starai (9-1) the real difference. “What are you going to do?” Colluci said. “It’s baseball, right? I mean, playoff baseball. You’ve got to come and you’ve got to make those routine plays, and we just didn’t do that in that inning.” The Saints stuck around the field for a while after the game, visiting with classmates and program alumni. They hope to be equally laid back after Saturday’s game against the winner of today’s semifinal between Wheaton North and Bartlett. While Starai will not be on the mound then, East would do well to mirror his demeanor. “He kept his composure out there. He kept mowing down the hitters and getting in a routine,” Rojas said. “Just getting confident more.” In other words, Starai stayed dialed in. As their texting habits would attest, the Saints know what that’s about.

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ST. CHARLES – St. Charles East baseball players pass their share of construction signs while commuting to and from school along Route 64. Clearly, the Saints keep their eyes on the road. These guys text before they drive. Modern technology had a thumb – er, hand – in the host Saints’ 6-0 win against Lake Park in a 4A STCE Sectional semifinal Wednesday. It helped produce a berth in Saturday’s sectional final while stoking a determination that persists even after games, when players more frequently have their phones by them. “We’re feeling good right now. We’re confident. We expect to win,” junior catcher Adam Rojas said. “So we’re going to keep going with it and see what happens. Got two more wins to get to state. Get out here Saturday, get back at it.” East (25-11) credits at least some of its surge to electronics. In the offseason, senior right-hander Matt Starai often texted Rojas about meeting to throw and develop a rapport as they prepared to work together for the first time. That diligence showed itself once again against Lake Park (27-11), as Starai needed just 74 pitches to complete a three-hit shutout. He struck out five, walked one and faced one batter over the minimum thanks to a trio of double plays. A baseball axiom that predates even the corded phone steered Starai’s cruise. “If you can stay down in the zone, it makes it a lot harder to hit, you know. They can’t elevate balls. They can’t hit line drives. They’ve got to hit the ball on the ground,” Starai said. “If you keep it down, it makes hitting a lot harder. They don’t get confident. You keep them off-balance with breaking balls and stuff like that.” That was the plan for Lancers senior righty Christian

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By JARED BIRCHFIELD SYCAMORE – The St. Francis baseball team needed nine innings and three pitchers to edge Burlington Central, 2-1, in Wednesday’s first semifinal game of the 3A Sycamore Sectional. The Spartans will face the winner of today’s semifinal between Sycamore and Rockford East for the sectional title on Saturday. Jack Petrando, who took over pitching from St. Francis starter Jason Sullivan in the eighth, crossed the plate with the winning run in the top of the ninth. He scored all the way from second base on a Tim Zettinger single to right against the Rockets’ Danny Gerke. “[Gerke] threw me the

3A Sycamore Sectional Wednesday’s semifinal St. Francis 2, Burlington Central 1 (9 inn.) Today’s semifinal Sycamore vs. Rockford East, 6 p.m. Saturday’s championship game St. Francis vs. today’s winner, 11 a.m. first pitch and I swung and missed it,” said Zettinger. “He gave me another one – a high fastball – and I put it into right field.” “At this level, nothing comes easy, so we were playing for one run right there,” added St. Francis coach Rich Janor. Petrando started the inning with a single that bounced over Central third

baseman Cody Schuver. Sullivan, who stayed in the game at shortstop, hit into what appeared to be a double play. The Spartans got new life when the Rockets were unable to get either Petrando or Sullivan out. The Rockets (16-12) threatened to tie the game back up in the bottom of the ninth. Petrando hit two of the first three batters he faced in the frame. Andrew Brundage replaced Petrando on the hill. Blake Alexander, the first batter he faced, reached first on an error. Brundage wiggled out of the jam by retiring the next two Central batters to end the game. “I’m going to start calling [Brundage] Houdini,” Janor said. “He got us out of another jam just like he did the

other day [against host Kaneland in the regional final].” Sullivan gave up one run, seven hits and no walks in seven innings for the 22-11 Spartans. “He really gutted it out,” Janor said. “ We didn’t want to leave him in there any longer than we did, so we brought in Jack.” Gerke (6-4), who went the distance for the Rockets, took the loss. He scattered seven hits and gave up one walk. The junior right-hander was stingy with his pitching. In the second inning, he retired the side on four pitches. “It looked like runs were going to be at a premium from the first,” Central coach Kyle Nelson said. “I knew Danny was going to throw well early in the game. I could tell he had his good

stuff. Both guys were throwing the ball well.” Petrando also scored the Spartans’ first run in the fourth inning. He opened the frame with a single, advanced to second on Sullivan’s sacrifice bunt and took third on Josh Croci’s infield single. He scored on a double steal, crossing the plate while the Rockets trapped Croci in a rundown. “All day we’re trying to get on base and make things happen,” Petrando said. “We did a nice third-and-first play and we stole a run there.” Central tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Michael Scott plated the run on a Josh Lung double, the only extra-base hit of the game. Petrando (5-1) was credited with the win and Brundage earned the save.


Quad Cities home runs just enough to hold off Cougars KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE DAVENPORT, Iowa – After a scoreless drought extended into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Quad Cities River Bandits clubbed a pair of solo home runs and hung on for a 2-1 victory against the Cougars on Wednesday night at Modern Woodmen

Park. Pierce Johnson (3-4) only surrendered one hit through the first four innings before a pair of singles put him in a jam for the first time in the bottom of the fifth. Johnson wiggled out of trouble by striking out Jordan Scott looking to keep the ballgame scoreless.

Mike Hauschild was also strong to start for the River Bandits (29-23), as he didn’t give up a hit until the top of the fifth when Carlos Escobar singled with two outs. Hauschild gave way to Colton Cain (2-5) in the sixth inning as Cain also kept the Cougars (24-27) off the board through the next three

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frames. Quad Cities finally got on the board in the bottom of the sixth as Teoscar Hernandez blasted a home run with one away against Johnson. Justin Amlung replaced Johnson and promptly surrendered a solo shot to Jonathan Singleton. The Cougars and River

Bandits will finish their three-game series at 7 tonight. Right-hander Jose Rosario (0-0) will start for the Cougars against fellow righty Jordan Jankowski (2-0). The Cougars return to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Friday night.




rally died out with the bottom third of the St. Francis order, which was a combined 0 for 12 in the game. It was the first loss of the season for St. Francis pitcher Maggie Remus (23-1). She helped her own cause with an RBI single in the third. Senior Gabby Uvelli (17-9) picked up the win. “I can’t say enough about Gabby,” Elmwood Park coach Brad Reynard said. “She didn’t have her best stuff, but stuck with it. Their shortstop’s a heck of a player and for Gabby to get her out the last time we faced her was huge.” Fernandez grounded out to short with Carley Pasquale on second. Pasquale had a pair of infield singles for the Spartans. Sophomore Becky Gruber hit two-run homers in backto-back innings for Elmwood Park, which advanced to Saturday’s sectional championship against Fenwick. Fernandez said the season surpassed her expectations. “A lot of the younger girls stepped it up a lot,” she said. “We played really well. It’s a bad way to lose. It [stinks], but there’s nothing we can do about it. We played really well.”

By PATRICK MASON ROCHELLE – The Rosary softball team played above its sub-.500 record after storming through the postseason – including an upset of top-seeded Kaneland in the regional finals – and made it to Wednesday’s 3A Rochelle Sectional semifinal against Marengo. The Indians rode a threerun first inning and dominant pitching from starter Bethany Hart to defeat Rosary, 6-1, but the Royals’ strong effort earned the praise of opposing head coach Dwain Nance. “Dwain gave me a great compliment at the end of the game,” Royals coach John Kazmeirczak said. “He said, ‘You’re the best 13-18 team in the state.’ I was glad to hear that.” Hart struck out six of the first nine Rosary batters and didn’t allow a hit through three innings, but the Royals (13-19) strung together thee consecutive hits in the fourth, which led to their only run of the game. Katelyn Groom led off the inning by grounding out to Hart for the 10th straight

out, but Emma Molenhouse singled and later scored after Cara Smoczynski’s single moved her into scoring position and Samantha Phelps drove Molenhouse home. Hart worked out of the inning with no further damage and continued to dominate the Royals who managed only one more hit when Smoczynski singled in the sixth. “[Hart] got us,” Kazmeirczak said after Hart struck out 13 batters and only walked one. “I think there is only one other girl who threw that well against us and it was probably [Stephanie] Prentice from Oswego and that’s a [Class] 4A pitcher.” The Royals made her work on the mound, however, as Hart tossed 102 pitches largely from the amount of long at-bats as Rosary challenged the 29-9 Indians. Phelps’ RBI single came on the ninth pitch of the atbat, which was the third of the game that lasted nine or more pitches. Smoczysnki, a Wisconsin-Whitewater recruit, had two of the four Royals’ hits and started the game on the mound and pitched four innings of five-run ball.

Former SCN tennis player looks to break through for Scots One more shot. St. Charles North graduate David Johnson has one more shot to get the Monmouth College men’s tennis team past the roadblock that has prevented the Fighting Scots from qualifying for the NCAA Division III national tourDavid Johnson nament this spring. That roadblock comes in the form of Grinnell College, which has won 10 straight Midwest Conference tennis championships. “We want to get that team win soon,” Johnson said. “You have to win the team championship to qualify for nationals.” Johnson, who will be a

senior in the fall, knows this only too well. He has won two straight conference championships at No. 2 singles and this spring he teamed with David Stewart of Peoria Heights to win the No. 1 doubles title. “We’ve been able to do a lot of good things,” Johnson said. “It’s just been a lot of fun.” Johnson and Stewart finished the season with an 18-3 record, finishing with seven straight victories. Johnson was 15-6 in singles competition, including a 5-3 mark at No. 1 singles, and finished the year with a nine-match winning streak. Johnson and Stewart actually were across the net from each other in the final match of their respective high school careers. Johnson and

ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs North teammate John Mittvick defeated Stewart and his Metamora teammate in a consolation match at the state tournament to finish in the top 12, earning Johnson first team all-state recognition. Johnson also was a starting guard for the North Stars during basketball season, helping them reach the sectional finals in 2009. His success in tennis and basketball led to his being named St. Charles North’s male athlete of the year as a senior and he hoped to continue playing both sports in college. “I was looking for a small school,“ Johnson said. “I

was originally looking for a school that allowed me to play basketball and tennis. I just loved the campus [at Monmouth].” He played basketball his freshman and sophomore years for the Scots until a stress fracture in his back ended his collegiate career in that sport. “I have to focus on just tennis,” Johnson said. Johnson partially credits a more consistent serve with his college tennis success. “Every match is a competitive match,” he said. “Every day is a grind. Every kid you play at practice is a good player. “It’s been a great transition from high school tennis. I love the team aspect of it in college.” All the key players return

for Monmouth next season, giving Johnson optimism that the team can finally end Grinnell’s championship streak. He notes that the Scots lost their dual meet with the Pioneers last year by just one match, 5-4. “We’re right there,“ he said. “We’re pretty close.” Johnson is spending the summer teaching tennis classes at Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva. “It’s a lot of fun,“ he said. “You get to work with young kids and high school kids and older adults. It’s pretty cool.”

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

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ELMWOOD PARK – Thunderstorms thankfully stayed clear of Wednesday’s 3A softball sectional semifinal between St. Francis and host Elmwood Park, but there was plenty of thunder in both teams’ bats. The Spartans and Tigers combined for 26 hits, including five home runs. Sophomore Ariana Kelley’s walk-off two-run homer proved the biggest blow and the difference in Elmwood Park’s 9-7 victory. Kelley’s one-out blast to center field came after St. Francis loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh, but failed to score. “I think that’s where we lost it,” St. Francis coach Ralph Remus said. “Bases loaded, nobody out – we’ve got to squeeze a run across. A pop-up and a caught looking third strike – that just was a knife in our back there.” Things started promisingly for the Spartans (25-10) as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Shortstop Alyssa Fernandez belted a solo homer to left to open the scoring in the top of the first. “My dad’s a hitting coach,”

Fernandez said. “He taught me from day one, ‘Keep your head down and hit it.’ I don’t really try to swing for home runs, but when it happens, it’s kind of nice. I’m not very good at giving speeches to my team, so I try to show them how to do it and hope they follow after.” But Fernandez did feel it was time to gather her teammates together for a pep talk after Elmwood Park rallied for five runs in the fourth to take a 7-4 lead. “I told them, ‘This is not going to be my last game,’ ” Fernandez said. “I said, ‘I don’t care if they got five. We got three in one inning. We can get it back easily.’ And then we started hitting.” Fernandez doubled to the left-center gap to start the top of the fifth and Ali Dittrich followed with an RBI single to right. Freshman catcher Fiona Summers then clubbed a tworun homer down the left field line to tie the score against the Tigers (19-10). Dittrich was 4 for 4 with a pair of RBIs. She opened the seventh with an infield single to deep short and moved to third when Summers doubled over the left fielder’s head, but the

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Bote looks to make most of chances


VIEWS Kevin Druley GENEVA – Cougars infielder David Bote began the season in Geneva. In a manner of speaking. He set foot in the home clubhouse at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. He visited and made plans with teammates. He had designs on getting a feel for Chicagoland. Then the parent Cubs made a roster move just before the April 4 season opener, and back Bote went to extended spring training in Mesa, Ariz. He returned to the Cougars two weeks ago, a grin and an appreciation for the minor league lifestyle in tow. “That’s kind of how it works, so it’s kind of fun,” Bote said. “You have to be ready at all times. Because you never know what can happen and when it can happen, so always be ready.” Bote brings the same approach to playing. With the club’s regular infield all but entrenched – first baseman Dan Vogelbach, second baseman Gioskar Amaya, third baseman Jeimer Candelario and shortstop Marco Hernandez go around the horn – he realizes it’s on him to impress whenever he’s in the lineup. After starting 3 for 9 with the Cougars, Bote has fallen on hard times since, including a 5 for 28 stretch in his past 10 games entering Wednesday. An 18th-round selection of the Cubs in June out of Neosho County (Kan.) Community College, Bote knows he has a built-in support system when he’s struggling. Righty Pierce Johnson, a first-round sandwich pick in 2012, was two years ahead of Bote at Faith

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A closer look at the Cougars Who’s hot Center fielder Albert Almora earned Midwest League Player of the Week honors after collecting four multihit games in his first seven starts with the club. The No. 6 overall draft pick of the parent Cubs in June, Almora entered Wednesday batting .519 (14 for 27).

Who’s not Catcher Willson Contreras had three hits in his past 30 at-bats (.100) before Wednesday. He has struck out 10 times in that span.

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Listed as an infielder, Cougars utility-man David Bote said he’d be glad to try the outfield, too, if the team needed him to do it. Christian Academy in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Colo. Bote remembers waiting at the airport before a shortterm mission trip to Kenya when his brother texted him that Johnson had been drafted. He was traveling when his brother broke the news that Bote had joined the Cubs’ system, too. “I was like, ‘That’s awesome. That’s cool [for Johnson],’ ” Bote said. “And then I was on the flight when I found out that I got

drafted. I was in Africa. And my brother goes, ‘Hey, you got drafted by the Cubs also.’ It was kind of a cool kind of thing.” Bote’s acquisition certainly pleased his father, Bob, who also coached Johnson in American Legion ball. Bob Bote grew up a Cubs fan, crediting WGN for converting him and many in The Centennial State in the years before the Rockies joined Major League Baseball in 1993. David Bote was 19 days old when the Cubs visited

Denver for the first time – on April 26, 1993. “It’s fun. You go everywhere, and there’s Cubs fans everywhere. It’s all over,” Bote said. “And they’re like, ‘I know somebody who likes the Cubs,’ or, ‘My family loves the Cubs.’ It’s nationwide, for sure, something that everyone has some part of.”

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

Cedar Rapids second baseman Adam Brett Walker II is living up to his strong athletic stock in his first full professional season. The son of two standout Carthage College athletes – his mother was a high jumper and his dad was a football player – Walker was the team leader in home runs (10) and RBIs (47) through Tuesday and ranked fourth with a .275 average. He’s set to visit Fifth Third Bank Ballpark with the Kernels for a four-game series beginning Friday. Walker was a third-round pick of the parent Minnesota Twins last June.

Noteworthy Outfielder Rock Shoulders, the Midwest League leader with 12 home runs, is nearly halfway to Jason Stokes’ 2002 club record of 27. … Right-hander Pierce Johnson – Wednesday’s scheduled starter at Quad Cities – had pitched at least six innings in each of his past three outings. ... Sunday’s 1 p.m. game marks the first of seven Kids Eat Free Sundays. All children between the ages of 3 and 10 receive a voucher for a free hot dog and small soda.

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THE WASHINGTON POST TODAY – It’s beginning to look like you will be given greater responsibilities in the year ahead. Do your best to perform up to your capabilities, because you could reap substantial rewards over a protracted period of time. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – If you find yourself in a situation similar to one that you didn’t handle well in the past, proceed with caution so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It’s never a good thing to poke your nose into someone else’s private business. If you needed to know, you would have been briefed. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – A close friend is beginning to lose patience with you, because she or he has started to feel taken for granted. Show this person you care. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Although you might lack the ability to see the error of your ways, you could easily find fault with others. This is not a good formula for popularity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – When delegating important personal responsibilities, be careful of whom you choose. Someone could make a commitment on your behalf that you won’t like. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You and some family members might be on the edgy side. Be careful not to thoughtlessly do anything that could cause tempers to boil over. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – If at all possible, try to temporarily shelve distasteful tasks. If you’re doing work you dislike, your performance will suffer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Business and pleasure may not mix well, so think twice before pitching a deal at a social gathering. Your chances for making a sale won’t be good. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – In a last-minute effort to catch up on things left undone, you might start cracking the whip on others. You’re the one who should be facing the lash. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Don’t misread feelings of apprehension. These particular worries come from negative thinking and are not related to reality. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Be as prudent as possible when enjoying leisure activities with friends. You’ll have a lot more fun if you don’t have to open your wallet for every little thing. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If you allow yourself to get involved with people whose objectives are not in harmony with yours, it’s only apt to impede your progress.

“Escape From Planet Earth” (PG, 89 minutes, The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay) This animated gem is a kind of parallel universe to “Planet 51,” the 2009 animated comedy centering on an astronaut marooned on an alien world and his struggle to get home. Except everything is flipped. Here, the astronaut is a blueskinned E.T. named Scorch Supernova (voice of Brendan Fraser) captured by the U.S. military after crash-landing in Area 51. He gets thrown into a holding facility, along with every other little green man (and woman) who has ever had the misfortune to run out of dilithium crystals in the Nevada desert. Like “Planet 51,” it’s a cute premise. But the movie aims no higher than cute. It’s Ricky Gervais who really shines, as the voice of a mainframe computer on Scorch’s home planet, Baab (pronounced “Bob”). Contains mild rude humor and action.

“Identity Thief” (R, 111 minutes, Universal) This nothing-burger of a film is a desultory collection of slapstick gags, buddy-movie cliches and chase-sequence bombast. Sandy Patterson (played by Jason Bateman) receives a call from a cheerful financial security operator who persuades him to give her his Social Security number. Within a few hours, this unrepentantly amoral con artist (Melissa McCarthy) is on her way to racking up $12,000 in credit card debt, all in Sandy’s name. The real Sandy eventually sets off to Florida to find the fake Sandy, a junket that turns into a “Midnight Run”-type chase from all manner of petty criminals, bounty hunters, cops and corporate bosses. “Identity Thief” seeks to balance the near-constant stream of cruelty with a last-ditch attempt at humanizing McCarthy’s character, giving her a physical and emotional make-over. But, soon enough she’s back to her old tricks – slugging people in the throat and getting Tasered for her trouble. Contains sexual content and profanity.

“Warm Bodies” (PG-13, 97 minutes, Summit/Lionsgate)

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Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy (pictured) star in the film “Identity Thief,” which will be released on DVD on June 4. Cute without being especially clever, the film is almost as brain-dead as its zombie antihero (Nicholas Hoult), a flesh-eating teenage corpse known as R who falls in love with a living human named Julie (Teresa Palmer). It’s less funny and self-aware than “Shawn of the Dead,” less swooningly romantic than “Twilight” (to which it bears strong similarities) and less scary than most other zombie movies. Loosely inspired by “Romeo and Juliet,” the story centers on the incongruity of a romance between enemies. The set-up is perfect to comment on the awkwardness of adolescent infatuation, but the movie doesn’t seem to know what to do with itself. Instead, it relies on stale rom-com tropes. “Warm Bodies” isn’t exactly DOA, but its pulse is weak.

“A Good Day to Die Hard” (R, 98 minutes, Fox) Armed and ludicrous, John McClane is back in the fifth installment of the franchise starring Bruce Willis.

As the ultimate ugly American, McClane is now cutting his destructive swath through Moscow, where there’s seemingly always a gun or a bomb at the ready. He’s come to Mother Russia to find out what’s happened to his son, Jack, a chip off the sullen, aggressive block who’s landed in a Moscow prison. Staged and choreographed as if by a bored toddler, its jittery car chases, hyperkinetic explosions and ham-handed gunfights pile up with wanton randomness until they culminate in a stunt involving a whirling helicopter, a dangling truck and a gruesomely absurd bit of business with a propeller. None of it makes any sense, even within the no-rules world of Skip Woods’ rushed, incoherent script. Both assaultive and tiresome, “A Good Day to Die Hard” goes bang, it goes boom and then it blessedly goes away.

• Washington Post staff writer Kay Coyte contributed to this report.

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Mel Blanc (1908-1989), voice actor; Joseph Stein (1912-2010), playwright; Wynonna Judd (1964), singer; Manny Ramirez (1972), baseball player; Cee Lo Green (1974), singer/songwriter.

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Friend keeping confidences about to crack Overweight teen DEAR ABBY likes ‘luscious’ foods

Dear Abby: I am friendly with a married couple. The husband, “Grant,” is my best friend and we talk about everything. His wife, “Sharon,” and I are equally close. Their wedding date was last summer. I have known for a while that Grant didn’t want to get married. He did it to please everyone around him. Sharon, however, was elated. He hoped that after the wedding his feelings would change. Now they have been married for nine months Grant tells me he can’t continue on, that he is unhappy and no longer wants to be married. I have begged and pleaded with him to level with Sharon. He keeps making excuses about why he hasn’t told her yet. He says he’ll do it – but each day he moves the discussion further and further back. When I talk with her, she tells me she has the feeling he doesn’t want to be married anymore. This is stressing me out. I want to let Grant tell her, but I feel I should say something because he hasn’t. What should I do? – Caught In The Middle

Jeanne Phillips Dear Caught: Step back and keep your mouth shut. You are in a nowin situation. It is Grant’s job to find the courage to tell his wife he made a mistake by marrying her. While it may be painful for her to hear, it probably won’t come as a shock, from what she’s telling you. You help neither of them by letting them discuss their marital problems with you instead of with each other. So do them both a favor and remove yourself from the middle. Dear Abby: When I was 15, I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, severe anxiety and social phobia. I am now 20 and have been on countless medications and tried different forms of therapy. I wish for nothing more than to be a fully functioning adult, but I am exhausted from trying my hardest to feel better internally only to find myself where I started. What’s your best advice for

young adults dealing with crippling mental illness? How can we live our lives without fear of being rejected or shunned for our illness? – Frustrated In Washington Dear Frustrated: There is still ignorance, stigma and fear about mental illness mostly because it is misunderstood. However, 50 percent of adults will have a diagnosable mental illness at some time in their lives – including the ones you have. I discussed your letter with Dr. David Baron, psychiatrist in chief at the University of Southern California hospital. He suggested that I stress to you the importance of finding a mental health professional you can trust and confide in, and have another thorough evaluation done. In recent years newer drugs and therapies are being used which may help you, so you shouldn’t give up. In a case like yours, a combination of medication and talk therapy can be helpful. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Reducing systolic blood pressure helps heart stay healthy Dear Doctor K: I’m 71 years old. My systolic blood pressure is usually in the 150s to 160s, which is high. But my diastolic blood pressure is usually in the 70s, which is normal. Do I need treatment? Dear Reader: A blood pressure measurement includes two numbers: systolic pressure (the upper number) and diastolic pressure (the lower number). These numbers are measured in millimeters of mercury, or mmHg. Your systolic pressure is high: 140 mmHg or over is high. And your lower number is normal: normal diastolic pressure is below 80 mmHg. When your systolic blood pressure is high and your diastolic blood pressure is low, it’s called isolated systolic hypertension (ISH). People with ISH do benefit from treatment, as it lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke. Are you currently being treated for high blood pressure (hypertension)? If not, your doctor might start with lifestyle changes. Regular exercise, weight loss and cutting down on salt in your diet might fix the problem without medication. If lifestyle changes aren’t enough, you’ll likely need

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff medication. Because of your age, your doctor will probably aim to first gently lower your systolic pressure to below 150 mmHg. If you don’t have any bothersome symptoms, such as lightheadedness, your doctor will push to get your systolic pressure below 140 mmHg. Such treatment is also likely to lower your diastolic pressure, but the focus should be on your systolic pressure. I was taught three things in medical school: (1) all that really mattered was the diastolic pressure; (2) older people had naturally higher pressures, so they didn’t need treatment; and (3) when you treated older patients, it caused symptoms such as lightheadedness. Research since I was a medical student has shown conclusively that (1) and (2) are wrong. In fact, they were backward. Systolic pressure matters more than diastolic pressure, and older people clearly benefit from treatment. People like you with

just a high systolic pressure are at higher risk for having a heart attack, heart failure or a stroke if you don’t get treatment. That’s as true for a 71-year-old person like you as for a 50-year-old person – even more true, since you’re at higher risk for heart disease and stroke at age 71 than at age 50. It is true that a minority of older patients develop symptoms if blood pressure is lowered too suddenly. But that’s why your doctor is likely to go slow. I learned that lesson many years ago when I started taking care of a woman in her late 70s who had ISH. She was not very receptive when I recommended treatment. She finally agreed, and I prescribed a standard dose of a blood pressure medicine. It made her quite dizzy, so she stopped taking it. It was six months before I could convince her to start again – on a lower dose. It worked like a charm.

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

Dr. Wallace: You are constantly telling overweight teens to lose weight by eating properly and exercising regularly. I’m 19 and overweight, and I love every ounce of fat on my body. It was put there by tons of hot fudge sundaes smothered in rich whipped cream, covered with chopped walnuts topped by a luscious cherry. Why don’t you tell overweight teens to enjoy eating luscious foods, including German chocolate cake on a plate next to a heaping mound of heavenly ice cream? At one time, being fat was a sign of wealth and beauty, and I hope that someday it will return to that. Be honest, how tall are you, and how much do you weigh? Do you consider yourself one of the lucky fatties? – Fatty, Gary, Ind. Dear Fatty: My reason for encouraging all teens to eat nutritious healthy foods and to get proper exercise is for health reasons. There is a direct link between excess weight and the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Being overweight is also suspected of increasing the probability of developing high blood pressure. I must admit your description of a hot fudge sundae and German chocolate cake next to a heaping mound of ice cream made my mouth water, but I overcame the temptation. For your information, I’m exactly 6 feet tall and weigh 180 pounds, but I do admit that I count calories if my weight “balloons” to 185 pounds. That usually happens when I consume too many hot fudge sundaes and German chocolate cake next to mounds of luscious ice cream! Dr. Wallace: You have

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace written several columns on the eating disorder anorexia. You say that some teens die from anorexia (self-starvation to look thin), but you never say the percentage of young women and men who become anorexic and the percentage of those who are anorexic that actually die from starving to death. I’d like to know because my best friend has been placed in a psychiatric hospital because she has been diagnosed as anorexic. – Penny, Seattle, Wash. Dear Penny: When I need research, my best source of information is the librarian at the University of California at Irvine. This time I was directed to the “Guide to Anorexia and Bulimia” by Robert DiCuio, PhD. Dr. DiCuio estimates that one in 100 young women, and one in 2,000 young men between 13 and 18, will develop anorexia nervosa and that about 10 percent will die as a result of medical complications. Rarely can those who suffer from anorexia overcome this illness without the assistance of professionals. Dr. Wallace: We want to fly a flag in front of our house, but we have not seen a flag that has 50 stars. We do have one that has 48, but our neighbor has told us not to use it. What’s the rule? – Nameless, Brunswick, Ga. Dear Nameless: Any American flag that was an official flag can be flown and that includes a flag with 48 stars. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

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This week, we are looking at responder’s actions when he has a major two-suiter opposite a one-no-trump opening bid. Having covered 5-4 hands, now let’s move to 5-5 holdings. We learned on May 16 that if responder has a weak 5-5 in the majors, he responds two clubs, Stayman. Then, if opener rebids two of a major, responder passes; or if opener rebids two diamonds, responder continues with two hearts to describe his hand. How responder bids game-invitational and game-forcing 5-5 hands is a matter of partnership agreement. My normal style is to respond three hearts with the game-invitational hand (and three spades with the game-forcing one, which I will cover tomorrow). Over three hearts, opener names the final contract. Here, with an excellent fit in both majors, he jumps to four spades. Then, how should the card-play go after West leads the club ace? First, East signals with his eight, starting an echo (high-low) with a doubleton. Then, West continues with the club king. What next? If South has the heart queen, which is likely, the defenders have taken all of their side-suit tricks. Their only chance is to collect two trump tricks. West should continue with a low club. Then the spotlight falls on East. Suppose he ruffs low and South, still having the club jack, follows suit. Will the spade queen serve any purpose? No, it won’t. So, East should ruff with the spade queen. Then, when South overruffs with his ace, West gains two trump tricks to defeat the contract. It is a classic uppercut.

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526 S Second St Begins Fri 5/31 thru Sun 6/2 8-4pm.

4712 Sabeth Rd. THREE DAYS 9a - 5p May 30th - June 1st Thursday Friday Saturday CASH ONLY PLEASE

AUTO PORTER Mercedes Benz of St. Charles has an opening for an auto porter. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Apply in person. 220 N. Randall Road, St. Charles. See Steve

DIE MAKER FOR CLOSE TOL. Top $$, OT, Fax resumes 815-455-1901 or email: (847)622-9935

Residential WINDOW CLEANERS Needed. Exp'd. D.L. Req. Mid & Far West Suburbs 847-695-5011

Childcare References Call 630-584-1948 Reliable Experienced 7 day live-in Caregiver Available. Cook, Clean, References 630-762-9963


CREW SUPERVISOR Work with a small group of young adults that hand out copies of area's leading publication while explaining the benefits of home delivery. Early Evenings / Saturday mornings available. Salary/commission. Average Earning Exceed $700 per week. Must have reliable vehicle. 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 Questions about your subscription? We'd love to help. Call 800-589-9363

DeKalb A Coy-Krupp Estate Sale

432 Joanne Ln Sat 6/1 10-4 #s 9:30 French furn, sterling, Baccarat, Waterford, Lalique, Wedgwood, paintings, clothes, carved marble, Limoges, garden, & more For Photos Please Visit:

The Electa Shrout Trust will be offering both their Real Estate & Personal Property at Public Auction. Sale will be located on site at 135 Sabin Street, Sycamore, IL 60178. Watch for signs off of Route 23 in Sycamore.


SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2013 info and photos Listing #: 1788421


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


This 1.5 Story, 3 Bedroom home is located on the South West side of town close to parks, shopping & less than a mile from NIU. This property would be perfect for a starter home or a great investment opportunity! The home is situated on an approx. 65 x 140 sq ft lot (+/-) & features a main level with hardwood floors and a full country kitchen that is open to the living/dining room, full bath w/shower & 1 bedroom. The upper level features tile floors, 2 large bedrooms both w/double closets, 1/2 bath & attic storage. The home has a full unfinished basement that bodes great potential for more living space. 2 Car attached garage rounds out this great property!

For more information or to schedule a private viewing or for full terms contact Auctioneer, Joe Wegener at 815-766-0756.

VICTOR SCHORMANN TRUST #101 Attorney for the Estate; Ron Klein of Klein, Stoddard, Buck, Lewis, LLC Sycamore, IL 815-748-0380 Carolyn Swafford The National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore, Trustee 815-895-2125


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

FURNITURE: Mahogany drop front secretary; Drop leaf harvest table; 4-Stenciled chairs; Drop leaf lamp table w/center drawer; 2-Oval harp lamp tables; Windsor back upholstered chairs; Shell back upholstered chairs; Drop leaf vanity w/mirror; 3 Stack Oak barrister cabinet; Stenciled wall table; Matching love seats; 3 Drawer cabinet; Singer treadle sewing machine; Sharp 42’ flat screen; Single bed w/dresser; Double bedroom suite; Assorted dresser lamps; Antique pictures & frames; Large Guilded framed wall mirror; Single bed w/painted dresser; Cedar chest; Assorted tables & floor lamps. COLLECTIBLES: Cast iron dog statue; Sycamore year books; Brass teachers bell; Ladies costume jewelry; Mother of Pearl butter knives; Assorted pattern glassware; Sycamore Pumpkin festival pins; Assorted beer steins; Boy Scout letter clip; Vintage readers; Pocket knives; Small glass jewelry box; Plated flatware set; Pedestal plate; Opera glasses; Vintage trophies; Wood shaft golf clubs; Hand painted dishes; Assorted glassware; Assorted sewing items; Table linens etc. HOUSEHOLD & OTHER ITEMS: Sharp microwave; Flatware & utensils; Usual pots-n-pans; Hoover upright vac; Record albums; Assorted bird books & others; Wheel chair (Novg); Wheeled walker w/brakes; Leather luggage bags; Travel trunk; GE Refrigerator; Holiday decorations; Usual garage Items. VEHICLE: 1999 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4, Very Clean!


AUCTIONEERS: Joe Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Chris Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. #440.000267 Ph: 815-451-2820 Email:

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

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LANDSCAPE LABORERS Thornapple Landscapes, Inc. is seeking experienced landscape laborers. Driver's license a plus! Experience to include planting, paving, mowing, etc. Please come in to fill out an application at: 1103 E Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510. 630-232-2076

10,000 square foot home filled with hi end furniture, sculptures, artwork and collectibles. Featuring 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shaddow 1993 Honda Goldwing 15cc motorcycle. Furs,vintage clothing. Waterford crystal, trains, much more. Two story library with thousands of books many rare and collectible. DON'T MISS THIS SALE!! ENTRY NUMBERS 8:15AM THURS. 100 PICTURES AT OUR SITE ON DOWNSIZERS ESTATE SALES

Lots of Antique Furniture, Lamps & Pictures, Bowflex, Treadmill, Antique Kodak Cameras.

REAL ESTATE AUCTION To settle the Trust #101 of Victor Schormann the following Real Estate at 821 Sharon Drive, Dekalb, IL 60115, will be offered at Public Auction. Sale will be held on site. /MyPhotos Upload photos and video of your family and friends with our online photo album. Share your sports team, birthday party, big catch or vacation!

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Located on the East side of Sycamore in a quiet neighborhood that is close to shopping & dining this home features 1.5 stories w/approx. 1000 sq ft of living space. Main level has 2 bedrooms, living/dining, kitchen, & full bath. Upper level is a loft w/2 rooms & a common area & plenty of storage. Full basement is unfinished. 2 Car garage w/screen porch. Mechanics include: updated shingle roof, aluminum siding, vinyl windows, GFA furnace w/central air, 40 gal water heater. Home is on city water & sewer. Great investment or first time home buyer property! For more information or to schedule a private viewing contact Auctioneer, Joe Wegener at 815-766-0756. See website for Real Estate and Personal Property Terms.

ELECTA SHROUT TRUST National Bank & Trust Company of Sycamore, IL, Tom Sullivan, 815-754-7708 Attorney for the Estate,John Corneille , DeKalb, IL 815-787-3519

AUCTIONEERS: Joe Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Chris Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. #440.000267 Ph: 815-451-2820 Email:


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

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



6/1 9:00 552 Bradbury

SAT & SUN JUNE 1 & 2 8AM - 4PM

(38 & Bricher) Fundraiser/Garage/Craft Sale for Study Abroad Student. Kitchen, sofa, decor, $1 clothing much more.

3N513 Curling Pond Court

Kingston Community Garage Sales May 30, 31 & June 1 8am - 3:00pm. Lists of participating houses and maps available at the Kingston Village Hall 101 E Railroad Street. To add your house to the list, call 815-784-5572


Fishing items, clothes, furniture, some older items & MUCH MORE!

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)

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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


First United Methodist Church of DeKalb, Rummage Sale Fri May 31 Sat June 1 9 am to 4 pm Proceeds will fund summer youth activities, especially our mission trip. Includes furniture, children clothes,toys, books, electronics, crafts, antiques, collectibles, lawn and garden, sporting goods, bicycles, tools, clothes.

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


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

REDIGER AUCTION SERVICE Rick Rediger, Auctioneer Lic #: 440-000576 815-699-7999 Jonathan Moon, Auctioneer Jeremey Rediger, Auctioneer Lic #: 441.001322 Lic #: 441.001410 Scott Brummel, Ringman Questions about your subscription? We'd love to help. Call 800-589-9363


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GENEVA FRI & SAT 8AM-3PM 334 COLONIAL CIR Art work, mirrors, brass bed, folding screen, decorating accessories, & more!



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Friday & Saturday 8am – 2pm

501 Millington Way EVERYTHING MUST GO! Furniture, décor, Girls' Clothing and Toys, AND MORE!

We are not dealers. This is our personal collection from the past 50 years. Some of the items belonged to our parents. Everything is in excellent condition.

3 piece oak wall unit, glass doors, shelves, drawers & cabinets. Great storage, excellent condition. Pic on line. $350 (630) 809-4234

Double Oven, Bamboo Tiki Bar, Truck Tires, Tools, Area Rug, Misc Household Goods and Much More!

Desk – Steel – 52”x24” - w/Small Left Side Return – 3 Drawers – Chair – Desk Top Lamp – Excellent Condition $95 For All (moving) 815-991-5149


Sofa. 84” Lazy Boy. Green & Tan. 2 of 3 seats recline. Excellent cond. $275 OBO. 630-845-3450 Twin Bed w/Mahogany finish and Thomasville Caned headboard and brand new mattress set. $325 obo. 630-232-1982



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5/31 & 6/1 FRI & SAT 9 to 3 Visit La Fox Area Barns, Estates, Garages and Yards With 20+ Homes for Some Great Deals! Route 38 to La Fox Rd. Look for signs. ST CHARLES

FRI & SAT MAY 31 & JUNE 1st 8AM - 3PM Mill Creek Sub (So Side)

1S295 S. HYDE PARK Many antiques, household, furniture & MUCH MORE!

Thurs, Fri, Sat 5/30-6/1 9am-3pm Main St. N. on Rt. 31 2 miles to

Bluff Drive

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

A lot of everything! Furniture, Patio Furniture, Garden, Lamps, Bedding, Accessories, Rugs, Xmas

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Old English Bulldog, Female. 3 yrs old. Spayed. Housebroken. Moving, must sacrifice to a good home. Call for interview. 630-715-4934

816 QUEENSGATE CIRCLE LOTS TO SEE in Sugar Grove on FRIDAY, MAY 31 and SATURDAY, JUNE 1 from 7:30am to 4:00pm! Games, toys, bikes, scooters, kids and adult clothes, and much more. Check it out one week before the community garage sales and before it all goes on e-bay!

! One of a Kind ! Collection for Sale 1890-1930's oak desk, end tables, drop-leaf, china cabinet, chairs & much more! 817-313-5351

We place FREE ads for Lost or Found in Classified every day! Call: 877-264-2527 or email: Kane County Chronicle Classified

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

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

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Toro CCR 2450 GTS Recoil Start Snowthrower, Power Curve auger system, folding handle, excellent condition. Moving $160. 630-8094234.

Friday & Saturday 9am – 4pm

Household Items and MORE!

Gas Yard Light – New In Box $50. 630-897-5464



810 Fox Glen Drive Fri & Sat, 9:00-3:00

ROLLING WALKER, MINT Nova Cruiser Deluxe Walker, #4202, MSRP $239, rarely used. Light weight rolling, holds 275 LBS. $85 630-922-1576

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Antiques, collectibles, vintage, painted furniture, antique toys, crafts, books, tools, garden, old lace & linens, 100 ft. of picture frame molding, gas cook top, generator, smalls, tractor lots misc.


6N119 & 6N159 Ferson Woods Dr.



Sat & Sun 6/1 & 6/2 9:00am 4:00pm 715 Prairie Street

Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday, 8am-2pm

Indoor, Outdoor Furniture, Antiques, Salon Equipment,

910 Steeplechase Rd.

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Multi Family Sale ELBURN

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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Jorge Garcia; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04112 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S ALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/29/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/11/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-29-353-032 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1864 Spinnaker Street Pingree Grove, IL 60140 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after

DEKALB 2001 MERCURY SABLE LS Premium. 120K miles. Beige color. Good maintenance. $3700 OBO. Call 630-387-9549 2010 Hyundai Elantra 4D Sycamore, IL. $12700. Very good condition. 31250 miles. Steve 815-991-9420

1967 Barracuda Convertible Red w/white interior & top. Rotisserie restored. 3K mi since restoration. Excellent condition. $22,000 OBO. 815-308-5557 Get the job you want at

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


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Kane County Chronicle / pla 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-32005. I536068 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 30, June 6, 13, 2013.)

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

630-879-8300 Burlington Small Lower 1BR Stove, refrigerator, a/c, no pets. $625/mo + utilities + security. 847-341-0332 COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550$625 Clean Quiet country setting, close to downtown Genoa. Lots of updates. Call 815-784-4606

Geneva ~ Large 2 Bedroom Walk to train, fireplace, sunroom, W/D, $1100/mo. 630-640-9688 SOUTH ELGIN ~ LARGE 2BR S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. Garage, $820 + utilities. 630-841-0590

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Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 NO PETS! 630-841-0590 Have a news tip or story idea? Call us at 630-845-5355 or email


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


St. Charles. 3BR, 4 in basement. 1BA ranch. All appls. 1 car garage. $1450/mo 630-650-0000

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Jorge Garcia; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04112 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S ALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/29/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/11/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5601, IN CAMBRIDGE LAKES UNIT 22 VILLAGE OF PINGREE GROVE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 13, 2007 AS DOCUMENT 2007K028992, IN THE VILLAGE OF PINGREE GROVE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 02-29-353-032 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1864 Spinnaker Street Pingree Grove, IL 60140 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or

pr quality quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-32005. I536068 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 30, June 6, 13, 2013.)


ferred to as the OWNER requests sealed, single lumpsum proposals for: Front Counter Relocation Pottawatomie Community Center THE ST. CHARLES PARK DISTRICT 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois Job Number: 212003 according to the Contract Documents prepared by CODY/BRAUN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., hereinafter referred to as the ARCHITECT. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS 2. Contract Documents may be examined on or after May 29, 2013 at the office of the ARCHITECT during normal office hours, or at the following plan rooms: A. Contractor's Association of Will & Grundy Counties 233 N Springfield Avenue Joliet, IL. 60435-6509 3. One electronic disc of the Contract Documents may be purchased from the ARCHITECT on or after May 29, 2013 for $50.00 including shipping costs.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BY ORDER OF THE ST. CHARLES KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS PARK DISTRICT Case No. 13 MR 393 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of June, 2014, in Courtroom No, 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter may be heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for the change of name(s) of Taylor Bonvini to Taylor Arrington pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq..

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• TRANSFERS Continued from page 9 303 Grand Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 042513 by Christopher J Zak to Troy G Herold; $152,000.00 315 Dunham Place Commons: Sold on or before 042413 by State Bank Of Illinois Trustee to Helen M Schaefer & Christopher J Schaefer; $137,500.00 3220 Renard Ln: Sold on or before 050213 by 3220 Renard Lane Llc to Peggy Boynton; $160,000.00 323 Grand Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 042513 by David C Dresser to Gregory C Gross; $169,000.00 34W610 C Roosevelt Ave: Sold on or before 050213 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Scott Snyder; $190,000.00 3517 Majestic Oaks Dr: Sold on or before 042913 by William Morici to Gregory M Licht & Kelly A Licht; $734,500.00 36W420 Hunters Gate Rd: Sold on or before 042413 by Ernest A Winhoffer to Michael D Cryer & Christina M Cryer; $816,500.00 36W722 River Grange Rd: Sold on or before 042613 by Marc Andros to Kyle B Mcbroom & Arrean A Mcbroom; $609,000.00 39W160 Baert Ln: Sold on or before 050213 by Thomas J Fahey Ii to Brian A Comparini & Laura L Comparini; $325,000.00 39W883 Walt Whitman Rd: Sold on or before 042313 by Saleem Mohammed to Niko I Keys & Elizabeth A Keys;

$609,500.00 3N728 James Fenimore Cooper Ln: Sold on or before 050113 by David H Haft to Stephen M Howe & Pamela A Howe; $619,500.00 4055 River Ridge Dr: Sold on or before 042413 by Jon Braddock Whitehurst to Scott Lee & Leah Lee; $726,000.00 40W246 Ralph Waldo Emerson Ln: Sold on or before 050113 by Ervin J Neumaier Iii to Scott Settle & Renea Settle; $599,000.00 425 38th Ave: Sold on or before 042913 by David C Granquist to 38th Avenue Realty Llc; $1,400,000.00 4327 Canterbury Ct: Sold on or before 042613 by Dale E Schmidt to Joseph S Mirabelli & Sharnell Mirabelli; $320,000.00 4N170 Ferson Creek Rd: Sold on or before 042913 by William C Marsh Estate to Terrence Carlson & Mary Ann Carlson; $239,000.00 4N755 Blue Lake Cir E: Sold on or before 042413 by Cynthia M Thayer to Pruim Trust; $645,000.00 5N030 Hanson Rd: Sold on or before 042313 by Mcconnaughay Trust to Keith G Nemcek; $211,000.00 5N443 Oak Rd: Sold on or before 042613 by Philip E Kennedy Jr to Anthony R Buckel & Jamie L Buckel; $332,000.00 5N648 Leslie Ct: Sold on or before 042913 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to John P Thorsen; $315,000.00 5N869 Westwood Ln: Sold

on or before 043013 by Greggory Branning to Robin Albert Rippchen & Karla Gruman Rippchen; $515,000.00 735 Fellows St: Sold on or before 042613 by Procter Trust to Chris Moran; $125,000.00 913 Fox Glen Dr: Sold on or before 043013 by Michael P Bornhorst to Kevin Rudge & Camille Rudge; $1,325,000.00

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105 Ione Dr D: Sold on or before 042413 by Richard I Hall to James H Crutchfield & Karen M Crutchfield; $160,000.00 137 Beck Ave: Sold on or before 043013 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assn; $219,877.00 3047 Windsor Ct A: Sold on or before 042513 by Monica Lopez to Jonathan Sfrengeu & Meagan Heim; $99,000.00 479 Briargate Dr 1: Sold on or before 042613 by Warwick Publishing Co Inc to Grace

Management Enterprises; $404,000.00 600 Franklin Dr: Sold on or before 050113 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Robert K Schmidt; $108,500.00 631 Waters Edge Dr: Sold on or before 042313 by Robert B Mitchell to Anthony Warick & Angela Warick; $440,000.00 701 Hobart Dr: Sold on or before 043013 by Laura Green to Vincent Romano & Aneta Romano; $75,000.00 766 Michigan Ave: Sold on or before 043013 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assn; $237,351.00 7N092 Kearns Rd: Sold on or before 050113 by Denise M Kanne to Michael Rother; $170,000.00 7N240 State Route 31: Sold on or before 042513 by Fannie Mae to John A Beltrame; $196,000.00 8 Ione Dr C: Sold on or before 050113 by James M

Leonard to Anthony D Baier; $134,000.00

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1005 Forest Trl: Sold on or before 042913 by Raymond G Schwab to Adam Lapa & Elizabeth Lapa; $62,500.00 131 Walnut Cir: Sold on or before 042513 by Ruta E Green to Katherine M Lies; $340,000.00 137 Goldenrod Dr: Sold on or before 043013 by Series Oo Of Ibt Holdings Llc to William T Wyatt & Kristy Wyatt; $375,000.00 180 Brompton Ln B: Sold on or before 042513 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Leslie Bonifas; $135,000.00 207 Joy Ct: Sold on or before 050113 by Herbert B Burnell Jr to Ryan S Hendrickson; $175,000.00 270 St James Pkwy B: Sold on or before 050213 by Andrew Tood Foz to Daniel Fabis; $141,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 11

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275 Capitol Dr D: Sold on or before 042313 by Lois M Goding to Linda G Kottke; $142,500.00 28 Cedar Gate Cir: Sold on or before 042613 by Flagstar Capital Markets Corp to James Roberts & Jennifer Roberts; $180,500.00 285 Capitol Dr A: Sold on or before 050113 by Stephen C Gerber to Marcia A Teckenbrock; $135,000.00 33 E Windsor Ct: Sold on or before 043013 by R Peter Grometer to Janice C Powell; $150,000.00 337 Quarry Ridge Cir: Sold on or before 050213 by Romke Trust to Gerald C Skyles & Kathleen R Skyles; $220,000.00 56 Terry Dr: Sold on or before 042313 by Shea Leslein to Matthew L Brennan & Margaret C Brennan; $158,000.00 63 Rolling Oaks Rd A: Sold on or before 042913 by John L Jackson to Cheryl A Shimp; $104,000.00

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Get this look: Furnishing the bathroom ZILLOW The bathroom is one of the humblest and undoubtedly hardworking rooms in the house. But just because the space is utilitarian, doesn’t mean it should be lacking in style. More and more, homeowners are furnishing the bath, doing more than just buying towels and a shower curtain. The result is a stylish space more like the living room than bathroom.

• Update the vanity.

“The epicenter of the bath is the vanity,” said Marc Thee, founder and principal designer at Marc-Michaels Interior Design. “There’s two things you’re trying to accomplish: the aesthetic and the function. I’m a firm believer that when those two collide, really good design happens.” There’s many ways to achieve a good marriage of design and function in the vanity – and it often doesn’t involve picking up a standard, built-in piece from a local hardware store. “Try a repurposed furniture piece, a former hall chest, a vessel sink mounted on a chest of drawers,” said Thee. “You cannot convince me that a wooden top is not practical because there’s so many marine finishes you can apply.” Storage is always paramount, but if you go with a traditional vanity, it doesn’t mean you need to stick with the usual storage options. “Big, built-in vanities are full of storage, but they just look like big boxes. I prefer a separate wall-on cabinet to keep everything at your fingertips,” said Thee. For the little stuff, try a decorative tray on the counter. Everything you use, from deodorant to lotion, can sit in the tray and, when paired with a few attractive pieces such as a plant or little sculpture, create a balanced arrangement.

• Splurge on the backsplash.

The area above your sink is a small piece of real estate in terms of the entire bathroom, so it’s a place where even the most expensive tile can become affordable. “Try a glass tile, a sculptural

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on a 1/2 acre lot w/water views! Elaborate trim, 10 ft ceils on 1st floor, hwds on 1st floor, natural stone floors in bhts, deep pour walk-out bsmt… Amazing kitch w/custom glazed cabs, polished & honed granite, commercial grade SS appls… Mbdrm w/18x13 bth, body spray shower, his ‘n hers wics!!








On a beautiful 1 acre lot! Spacious kitch w/breakfast bar & bayed dinette… Fam rm w/floor to ceil fp & blt-ins… Nice size bdrms… Lots of crown molding, inviting front porch, 3-car garage… Very clean & neutral décor! Make it your home! TE! IVA PR

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




ST. CHARLES $350,000 ST. CHARLES $350,000 ST. CHARLES $675,000 ST. CHARLES $1,375,000 ST. CHARLES $339,000 GENEVA $675,000 TOTALLY UPDATED HOME! TOTALLY UPDATED HOME! RARE IN TOWN... YOU DESERVE IT! 1st FLOOR MASTER... CUSTOM PRAIRIE STYLE In perfect move-in condition! New kitch, bths, roof, hvac, flooring & more! Huge kitch w/maple cabs & SS appls, vaulted fam rm w/masonry fp, huge mbdrm w/volume ceil & whirlpool bth, finished bsmt, private 3/4 acre lot!!

In perfect move-in condition! New kitch, bths, roof, hvac, flooring & more! Huge kitch w/maple cabs & SS appls, vaulted fam rm w/masonry fp, huge mbdrm w/volume ceil & whirlpool bth, finished bsmt, private 3/4 acre lot!!

location for this like new custom home! Awesome trim & detail… Fab kitch opens to sunrm. 4,000 sq ft, 4-1/2 bths, 2 fps… Finished walk-out bsmt, private wooded yard! Walk to downtown - Super location!!

8,000+ sq ft estate in St. Charles’ most prestigious area! Amazing quality thru-out! 1st floor mbdrm w/ his ‘n hers luxury bths… Wooded scenic lot, well designed floor plan, finished look-out bsmt w/2nd kitch… Superb craftsmanship & perfect condition!!

with fabulous bath! Special end unit townhome backing to acres of woods! Open floor plan, 2-sty liv rm, kitch w/custom cabs, big bdrms, finished bsmt… Special enclave w/57 private acres, lake & walking paths!!

Home on a private scenic lot! Stunning detail thru-out, 10 & 12 ft ceils, extensive prairie woodwork, leaded & stained glass windows...gourmet granite kitch w/ commercial SS appls, mbdrm suite w/fp...quality finished bsmt w/wine cellar & so much more!

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Warm weather brings everyone outdoors to play on the lawn. How is yours holding up? To maintain a lovely lawn the experts at Lowe’s offer these tips: • Most lawns will grow well with about 1 inch of water a week. Water in the early morning, so the sun will help dry the grass. Night-time watering can result in prolonged moisture on the blades and can open the door to disease. • How do you know if you’re watering enough? Try the “soup can test.” Set an empty can next to your lawn sprinkler. When there’s about a halfinch of water in the can, it’s time to turn off the sprinkler. • When you’re mowing, never cut off more than one-third of the grass blade. Leaving the grass longer shades the roots and encourages a deeper root system. To better protect your lawn on hills, mow up and down when using a riding mower and across when using a walk-behind mower. • A healthy, actively growing lawn uses a great deal of energy.


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Fertilizers promote leaf, plant growth while controlling weeds follow the application instructions for best results. – Brandpoint

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your vanity with new knobs and pulls. For under $50 you can update with a new hue and transform your bathroom’s look with a new color scheme. For under $75, spruce up the shower by replacing a showerhead, adding a curved shower rod or adding a shower shelf. – Brandpoint

Home-selling tip

Natural soil supplemented with fertilizer will help your lawn stay healthy all season. Fertilizers promote new leaf and plant growth, reduce and control weeds, and replace nutrients lost to leaching. Look for a mixture of fastand slow-release fertilizers that will green up your lawn quickly and then feed it over time. Remember, more is not always better. Nitrogen is the most important ingredient in a fertilizer, but if you put too much on your lawn, you’ll burn it. • Already dealing with weeds? Post-emergents are a great way to promote grass growth while killing actively growing weeds on contact. Post-emergents work best when applied later in the growing season – after weeds are established but before they’ve gone to seed. Read the fertilizer’s label and strictly

Appearances count, especially when you’re trying to sell a home. Many of the most effective staging tips are also inexpensive. Nothing turns off buyers faster than a dirty house. Before you list your house, give it a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning. Painting is one of the cheapest, easiest ways to help your home look fresh and great. Choose neutral colors that will appeal to the broadest range of buyers. – Brandpoint

Did you know

While a sunflower appears to be one large flower, it’s not! Each sunflower is composed of hundreds of tiny florets that ripen to become the seeds. This is also true of all flowers in the sunflower family, which includes daisies, yarrow, goldenrod and asters.

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A sunflower is composed of hundreds of tiny florets that ripen to become the seeds. This is also true of all flowers in the sunflower family, which includes daisies, yarrow, goldenrod and asters.

Decorating tip

don’t have the time, expertise or budget to tackle high-profile projects, how about some small ideas to add big style? For under $25 you can refresh

If you’re bored by your bathroom, you might think a total room remodel is the only way to make a difference. If you

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With many states facing drought this summer, homeowners across the country will be looking for ways to save their landscaping while conserving water at the same time. Take steps to capture natural moisture. A rain barrel situated beneath a downspout ensures you can catch run-off from your home’s roof. You can also use household water, such as water left over from boiling vegetables or pasta, to water potted plants. Just be sure to let the water cool completely before using it. – Brandpoint

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Approx 2 Acres On Pond!

$650,000 Full Finished Walkout & Pool! $600,000 St Charles Schools!

Gorgeous private lot on tranquil pond in popular 3 Lakes subdivision! All the bells & whistles with this classic Sebern built home! Dramatic 2 story & vaulted ceilings! Finished English basement! LES



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The ultimate home for the executive entertainer! Old world distinctive fine finishes at every turn with the latest in today’s technology! Volume ceilings! 3 fireplaces! 5 full baths 2 half baths! IN






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

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

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

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

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




$250,000 Builders Own Home!

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


Shows like a model! Perfect 5 bedroom family home on premium lot! Newer hardwood floors! Trayed master! Finished basement has 2nd fireplace & media, 5th bed & bath! heated garage!




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

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





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

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






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

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

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


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


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

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St Charles $1,375,000 4 br, 6.5 ba brk French Provincial. Golf course, pond & wooded vistas. Almost 10000 sq ft w/gour granite kit w/ss appl, 2-sty fam rm. 2 fplc. Fin walk-out LL. Pool. More! Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $1,095,000 Remod 5 br, 5.5 ba French Country on wooded cul-de-sac in Woods of Fox Glen! Vol ceil, hdwd flrs, 5 fplcs. Gour granite kit w/top appl. Fab mstr w/remod ba! Fin W/O bsmt. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $849,900 4 br, 5.5 ba 7000+ sq ft Eng Manor. Fab millwork, blt-ins, hdwd flrs, 3 fplcs & screened porch. 1.7 ac. Tons of trees/ views. Fab kit w/prof ss appl! Huge master. Fin LL. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Batavia $574,500 5 br, 4.5 ba 6000+ sq ft former model in Tanglewood Hills! Backs to prairie path. Curved staircase. Den, 2 fplcs & grand kit. Loft, 2-sty fam rm, fin bsmt, mstr w/spa ba. Cindy Schmalz 630-587-4713

St Charles $550,000 Gorgeous 4 br, 2.5 ba Prairie-style home w/all the bells & whistles. Just blocks to downtown & river! Gourmet kit w/ss appls, hdwd flrs! Tile/granite counters. 2-car gar. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

Sugar Grove $517,500 4 br, 4.5 ba home w/all the bells/whistles! In-grnd pool & golf putting green. Open flr plan w/2-sty fam rm/foyer. Gour granite kit, sunrm, vol ceil brs, fin bsmt & more. Jennifer Mencias 630-377-1771

St Charles $449,000 4 br, 2.5 ba Royal Fox home w/liv rm w/fplc. Fab kit w/lots of cabs/counters. Fam rm w/2-story fplc. Sun rm & 1st-flr den. Large vaul master w/lux ba & 2 walk-in closets. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Elburn $449,000 Bld new in Blackberry Creek! 3 br, 2.5 ba 2700 sq ft home w/huge 1st-flr master, bonus rm/4th br, hdwd flrs, vaul ceil, 2-sty fam rm, ss appl & more. Backs to open space. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $425,000 Huge 4 br, 3 bath ranch sits on one of the biggest lots in the Windings. Updated kit, fresh paint, neut decor, huge sun room, 2 masters 2 fplcs. Club house, pool & more. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

St Charles $405,000 4 br, 3.5 ba waterfront home w/Castle Lake views. Open plan & wall-of-windows. Hdwd flrs, cath ceil & fab granite & ss kit. Whirlpool ba. Full walk-out fin bsmt w/fplc. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Batavia $400,000 Lovely 4 br, 3 ba home backs to open space & great bkyd. 2-story entry. Warm kitchen opens to vaul fam rm w/wbfp. 1st-flr den w/full ba. Master w/sitting rm & whrlpl ba. Nancy Bates 630-587-4685

Geneva $344,900 4 br, 2+2 ba home w/vol ceil thruout. Hdwd flrs, updated granite baths & lrg granite kit w/ss appl. 2-story fam rm w/ fplc. Vaul liv rm. Lux mstr. Fin Eng bsmt. 3-car gar. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

Elburn $335,000 Like-new 4 br, 2.5 ba 3400 sq ft home. Hdwd flrs. Huge maple & granite island kit w/dbl oven. Lrg brkfst rm. Master w/sitting rm & spa ba. Full bsmt. Htd gar. Pond views. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $315,000 5 br, 2+2 ba home on .5-ac. Newer roof, paint & kit appl. Updated mech. Fin walk-out LL. Liv rm, din rm, 1st-flr den. Hdwd flrs. Vaul fam rm w/fplc, skylights. 3-car gar. Carla Tsoris 630-337-5440

St Charles $300,000 In-town cute 3 br, 1.5 ba home w/white picket fence! Remod granite & island kit. Hdwd 1st flr, 9’ ceil, French drs, crown mldg, leaded glass dr & fenced yard. Newer roof. Edie Glenn 630-587-4614

St Charles $300,000 Updated 4 br, 2.5 ba split-level w/new carpet/paint in Surrey Hill on treed lot. Lrg great rm addtn, rec rm/fam rm & granite kit w/ss appl. LL ofc. Near park/playground. Jim Trudeau 630-561-8212

Geneva $294,900 2 br, 2.5 ba end-unit backs to wooded lot. 2-sty fam rm w/ tons of windows. Chef’s granite kit w/ss appl & maple cabs. Lrg mstr w/2 walk-in closets & spa ba. Loft/3rd br. Shawna Kant 630-369-9000

St Charles $261,900 Kingswood 3 br, 2.5 ba east-side TH. Liv rm w/wall-of-windows, skylights & fplc. 1st-flr den/ofc/din rm. Vaul master w/2 closets, 1 a wlak-in. Bsmt w/storage. Conv loc. Edie Glenn 630-587-4614

St Charles $250,000 4 br, 2 ba ranch home on over 1.5 ac. Great loc! Newer roof & updated baths! Frml liv & din rms. Large kit w/eat-in area. Slider to deck. Large fam rm w/fplc. Master ba. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Geneva $249,900 Charming 2 br ranch home w/great in-town loc! Close to train station, shopping, restaurants & award-winning school district. Fin walk-out bsmt, c/a & more. 1.5 city lot. Amy Andreas 630-377-1771

St Charles $189,500 Beaut 2 br, 1.5 ba TH in great loc. Loft & sunny open flr plan. New ss appl, fplc, abundant closet space, water softener, nw hwh & washer. Patio overlooks lrg open area. Naseem El-Barbarawi 312-751-9100

DeKalb $119,000 Must-see 4 br home w/lots of space + 2-car det gar. Eat-in kitchen with updated ss appl. Large approx 375 sq ft fam rm w/lrg windows. Updated electric. Newer frun & a/c. Jennifer Daring 815-761-6592

St Charles $30,000 2 bedroom home on wooded setting on hill with view of the Fox River! Wild flowers and gardens in yard, along with a peaceful location! Rehab or build your dream home! Pam Burke 630-935-2777

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Wayne $2,495,000 4 br, 5.5 ba Eng Manor on 5+ wooded acres. Arched drwys, stained glass transoms. Walnut, stone & slate flrs. Sunrm, scrn porch, elevator. Fab kit w/Wolf & Sub-Zero! Barn. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

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Four tips on using decorative pillows By ELIZABETH MAYHEW Special To The Washington Post How to use decorative pillows:

1. Don’t overdo it.

Pillows add a big dose of style in a small package, but there is such a thing as too many. A general rule of thumb is to have three pillows per sofa. I like two square pillows, one on each far side of the sofa, and a horizontal lumbar pillow in the middle. It’s fine to have more than three pillows, but whatever you do, always have an odd number – it just looks better. Most square pillows range from 18 to 20 inches. I like the height of a lumbar to be about two-thirds the height of the sofa back, so if your sofa is 30 inches from the top of the seat cushion to the top of the back, your lumbar pillow will be 20 inches high. As for width, lumbars should be about the width of one seat cushion.

sides, so that the pillow has a natural, relaxed look.

2. Avoid round pillows.

I learned this from Todd Klein, who had learned it from his previous boss and mentor, Albert Hadley. According to Klein, his boss detested round pillows because they reminded him of old-fashioned pin cushions. Plus round pillows can look sloppy, particularly if they are filled with down, because they don’t have a straight edge to sit on. One more problem with round pillows: It is hard to make them out of a patterned fabric because it’s difficult to figure out where to cut the circle in the pattern.

4. Bedding.

3. Fluff pillows.

Pillows do need fluffing, especially if they are down-filled, but please don’t over-puff them. You don’t want them to look perfect. I am also not a big fan of the “karate chop.” This is when you fluff the pillow, put it where you want, and then karate- chop the center of the top edge (you can see salespeople in

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The number of pillows and how they are arranged can drastically change the style of a bed. furniture showrooms implementing this technique). It’s better to fluff the pillow, and then, while holding the top

two corners, toss it where you want it to go. If it doesn’t dimple in the fall, gently push in the middle

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The bed is a different story – the number of pillows you have and how you arrange them can drastically change the style of your bed. For example, two standard pillows laid flat on a mattress have a much more modern and streamlined look than the more romantic pillow arrangement of my bed, with its two standard pillows standing behind two standard shams, and one decorative square pillow and one neckroll centered in front. If you want a bohemian look, loosely toss pillows of various shapes and sizes on your bed, making sure they are in different but coordinated designs. For a tailored look, start by propping two European shams up against your headboard, then add two standard pillows, then two boudoir pillows all centered in front of one another.

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Stunning Home on Private Cul-de-sac

Beautiful 5 bedroom home!

Exceptional Royal Fox Home

EASY LIVING! TURN KEY & LOW MAINTENANCE!! Incredible GOURMET kitchen with GORGEOUS glazed custom cabinetry, butler’s pantry and granite countertops! Bright and open family room with fireplace. First floor den could be 4th bedroom/possible in-law! Full bath on first floor! Charming front porch, fabulous perennial gardens. Very private back yard with patio and pergola. Professionally landscaped!

Desirable neighborhood! St. Charles Schools. Stunning 2 story foyer. Formal living room and dining rooms. First floor office/bedroom and full bath, possible in-law! Incredible huge family room with 2 story soaring wall of windows and fireplace. Large Master suite with luxury bath and whirlpool. Amazing newly finished full basement with full bath! Oversize paver patio, fountain and privacy. Professionally landscaped.

Home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Formal living room with fireplace. Fabulous kitchen with lots of cabinets, counter space and storage. Beautiful two story fireplace in family room. French doors open to the Sun Room and there’s a huge first floor den, both with views of the lavish wooded back yard. Spacious master suite with vaulted ceiling and luxurious master bath with double sinks plus, his and her walk in closets.





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Sprawling French Country

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Incredible and Stunningly Beautiful!

Gorgeous wooded cul-de-sac lot in exclusive Woods of Fox Glen! Remodeled to perfection and designed with first class distinction! Volume ceilings, hardwood floors thru-out 1st and 2nd floors, 5 fireplaces, custom built-ins, elaborate millwork, front and back stairs. Gourmet kitchen with glazed cabinets, granite and high-end APPS. Stunning master bedroom suite with remodeled bath! Finished walk-out basement.

EXQUISITE home nestled amid lavish grounds with sensationally scenic views of private back yard and green space. Elegantly appointed with high-end finishes and extensive architectural details! Brazilian cherry flooring, custom built-ins, multiple fireplaces and a finished walk-out lower level! Boasting over 6000 square feet, this home is incredible! STUNNING kitchen with custom cabinetry, FABULOUS master suite, deck and paver patio with firepit!

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





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Unbeatable homesite on Fox River in front of bike path! 1.3 wooded acres with river views. Close to Geneva. Build your dream home with Sjodin Custom Homes or bring your own builder!













3BR/2.5BA 2-story backs to open space. Open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, great kitchen & family room. Patio and fenced yard perfect for the kids and entertaining. Neutral dÈcor, tip-top condition, just move right in!

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Gorgeous 4BR/4BA Southampton home on quiet cul-de-sac. Pro landscaping, inground sprinkler, tiered brick paver patios. Refinished hdwd floors, 1st floor den, master w/spa-like bath. Finished bsmt w/rough-in for bath.

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

Sugar Grove



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


Spotless 4BR/3BA home in Davey Farm! Large landscaped lot w/deck. Newer roof, siding & more. 2 story family room, eat-in kitchen, master suite w/luxury bath. Open floor plan & neutral decor. Walk to park! Must see!


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




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



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

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

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Dwyer Homes proposed construction on one of the last remaining lots in desirable Thornwood subdivision. Huge corner lot, also available to purchase just lot and bring your own builder and plans. Exceptional value!


Stunning 4BR/2.1BA Tanner Trails home on landscaped lot w/porch, patio & built-in firepit w/ gas logs. 2-story living room, arched openings, eat-in kitchen, huge family room wired for sound. Master suite w/luxury bath & walk-in closet.



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



Spacious 3BR/2.1BA home in Neucort Lakes! Landscaped lot w/paver patio. Eat-in kitchen, loft, master w/private bath & walk-in closet. 2nd floor laundry, 2-car garage, front porch & more!

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Convenient condo living in 2BR/2BA first-floor unit with courtyard views. Spacious and perfect for the first-time buyer or empty nester. Minutes from outstanding schools, shopping, dining, downtown & other amenities!



Sprawling 3BR/2BA ranch home on large lot backing to open space! Vaulted & beamed ceilings, hdwd floors, master w/private bath. Finished walkout bsmt! Large patio, deck, 2-car garage & more.



Meticulous 4BR/3.5BA 2-story in sought-after Bowes Creek Country Club subdivision. Burlington schools! Front & rear staircases, generous room sizes, gorgeous kitchen, family room w/fpl, open floorplan and much more!



Custom built 3BR/2BA brick & cedar ranch home on landscaped lot. Light & bright dÈcor, open floorplan, eat-in kitchen, cathedral ceilings, master suite w/private bath. Finished bsmt, 2-car garage, deck & more!



Located in the Blackberry Creek subdivision with elementary school and close to new Elburn train station! Bring your own floor plans - Cressida Builders can build to suit or use your own builder!



Unbelievable quality, amenities & craftsmanship in this 5BR/4BA brick ranch on secluded cul-desac lot. Vaulted ceilings, detailed trim work, expansive floor plan. Gorgeous finished walkout bsmt, unsurpassed wooded lot!

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Roomy & neutral 4BR/2.1BA Renaux Manor two story. 9’ ceilings, large eat-in kitchen, 2-story living room & formal dining room. Huge family room & laundry room addition. Master suite w/ private bath, finished bsmt & more!

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Beautiful 6-stall barn, 12x14 stalls w/individual fans, dutch doors, heated Nelson auto waterers, washrack w/h&c water, so much more. Room to build home &/or indoor arena. Pressure treated fencing. 16+ acres!



Spacious 3BR/1.1BA home in Heartland Meadows. Numerous updates include brand new AC, newer furnace, new roof & gutters being installed. Gourmet eat-in kitchen, shared master bath, new paver patio, full basement!

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


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Custom built 4BR/3.1BA cedar & stone 2-story on 2-acre lot! Covered porch, 2 oversized garages, screened porch, finished basement. Gourmet kitchen w/granite & stainless, 1st floor master suite w/spa-like bath & so much more!

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


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


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

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



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

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

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


REAL ESTATE WEEKLY | Kane County Chronicle /

• 189 Homes Sold YTD • #1 Team in the Fox Valley • #2 RE/MAX Team in Illinois

Kane County Chronicle / • Thursday, May 30, 2013



Real Estate Transfers Batavia

114 Spring St: Sold on or before 050113 by Kendall Partners Ltd to Ih2 Property Illinois Lp; $165,000.00 117 Fayette St: Sold on or before 043013 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assn; $227,324.00 1419 Paramount Pkwy: Sold on or before 042613 by Swims Trust to Robert Huntzicker; $160,000.00 1508 Charleston St: Sold on or before 050213 by Donna Sotern to Brian Wolford; $232,000.00 1641 Naperville Ln: Sold on or before 042513 by Randall W Barkei to Lynn Johnson; $115,000.00 1714 Richter Dr: Sold on or before 050213 by Thomas A Di Frisco to David Dunaway & Alexis Dunaway; $285,000.00 212 N Van Buren St: Sold on or before 050113 by Joseph A Essling to Edmund G Lowrie & Sarah Condiff; $60,500.00 24 S Barton Trl: Sold on or before 042313 by William Hunt-

er to Hsinchi Tsou & Shup Ing Yang; $122,500.00 2S098 Grove Hill Dr: Sold on or before 042513 by Vincent Sanchez to Robert Gorder & Shelly M Gorder; $1,404,000.00 3 Nelson Lake Rd: Sold on or before 042313 by Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee to Jerald A Trannel & Diane M Trannel; $270,000.00 312 Trout Rd: Sold on or before 042313 by Saleem Mohammed to Thomas N Gearhart; $348,500.00 316 Lake St: Sold on or before 050213 by Knoll Trust to Anthony P Hejka; $130,000.00 412 N Van Nortwick Ave: Sold on or before 042313 by Victor P Demiduk to Jonathan K Sligar & Danielle R Sligar; $230,000.00 423 Elm St: Sold on or before 042613 by Kristin P Paul to Nicholas Caltagirone & Tammy L Caltagirone; $167,500.00 515 Illinois Ave: Sold on or before 042313 by Carlson Trust to Tracy L Wolford; $194,000.00 516 Carriage Dr: Sold on or

before 050113 by Wolford Trust to Timothy Peterson & Catherine A Peterson; $264,000.00 530 Morton St: Sold on or before 042613 by Timothy M Larsen to Philip S Olson; $159,000.00 65 Jericho Ln: Sold on or before 042513 by Barnard Trust to Benjamin P Hankes; $136,500.00 798 Ekman Dr: Sold on or before 043013 by Jeff A Klann to Jeffrey L Cross & Kimberly J Cross; $436,000.00 950 Gosselin Cir: Sold on or before 050213 by Hickman Trust to James R Ankrom & Berdonna K Ankrom; $190,000.00


114 S Lincoln St: Sold on or before 050113 by Kendall Partners Ltd to Thomas R Gabalec & Linda L Gabalec; $135,000.00 1154 Walker Ct: Sold on or before 050113 by Donald Schmidt to Dominick Fiordirosa & Heather M Fiordirosa; $242,500.00 260 E Shannon St: Sold on

or before 042613 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Terrence M Heffron; $129,000.00 2S540 Dauberman Rd: Sold on or before 042313 by Christine Baldridge to Werdin Trust; $400,000.00 316 E Reader St: Sold on or before 042913 by Daniel C Herrmann to Ernest Baldridge & Martha Baldridge; $86,500.00 44W765 Main Street Rd: Sold on or before 050213 by Inland Bank & Trust Trustee to Brett Bednar & Cynthia Bednar; $379,000.00 483 E Willow St: Sold on or before 043013 by Ohio Investments Llc to Donna K Dunley; $98,000.00 801 Gee Ct: Sold on or before 042513 by Jaret A Adrian to American Homes 4 Rent Properti; $210,000.00


0N318 Boyd Dr: Sold on or before 042913 by Luken Trust to Slr Consulting & Property Mgmt; $284,000.00

0N330 Sulley Sq: Sold on or before 043013 by Michael J Cummins to Erik Delp & Kate Delp; $330,000.00 0N493 Armstrong Ln: Sold on or before 043013 by Bard Trust to Robert Giguere & Tina Giguere; $285,000.00 0N540 Wellington Ct: Sold on or before 043013 by Sho Deen Inc to Scott Painter & Jocelyn Painter; $374,000.00 0N562 Sounders Dr: Sold on or before 042313 by Sho Deen Inc to Neil D Scott; $462,000.00 1308 Windsor Ct 1308: Sold on or before 042413 by Edward F Youngerman to Brian Youngerman; $95,000.00 1315 Dunstan Rd: Sold on or before 042613 by Kane County Sheriff to Five Ten Illinois Iii Llc; $156,000.00 1368 Arlington Ct: Sold on or before 050113 by Donald A Rhodes to Robert J Casey & Stephanie M Casey; $152,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 9

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Maple Park

315 Center St: Sold on or before 042413 by Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee to Steinbis Properties Llc; $59,000.00 48W165 Country Life Dr: Sold on or before 050213 by Sharon R Shimmin to Shilpi Havron & Richard Havron; $145,000.00 5N779 Meredith Rd: Sold on or before 042413 by David D Talbot to Sara J Schuneman; $126,000.00

North Aurora

205 Linn Ct C: Sold on or before 043013 by Wells Fargo Bank to Edvardo Gonzalez & Nancy Vazquez; $34,000.00 301 Airport Rd: Sold on or

before 042613 by Airport Road Llc to Bre Mars Property Owner Llc; $4,900,000.00 307 John St: Sold on or before 042913 by Darius Prachniak to Donna Herlihy; $125,000.00 601 Terry Ln: Sold on or before 050113 by Kenneth Dawe to Francis Kosmach & Bridget E Kosmach; $194,000.00 622 Birchwood Dr: Sold on or before 042613 by Lewis E Schacht to Anthony D Ehler & Sara H Ehler; $175,000.00 831 Columbia Cir: Sold on or before 050213 by Louis J Demers to Eve M Weger & Harry Hitzeman Iii; $329,000.00 969 Mirador Dr: Sold on or before 042613 by K Hovnanian T & C Homes At Il to Joseph Lehotay & Karen Lehotay; $345,000.00

St. Charles

1017 S 2nd St: Sold on or before 050113 by Richard Marson to Meyers Trust; $165,000.00 106 Millington Way: Sold on or before 042313 by Angela Skaggs to Ingrid Hartl; $125,000.00 1126 S 5th St: Sold on or before 050113 by Kinnavy Trust to Gary T Mack Jr & Crystal S Mack; $256,000.00

1222 Horne St: Sold on or before 050213 by Dunham Trust to Samuel E Wagner & Karyn M Wagner; $198,000.00 1508 Oak St: Sold on or before 042613 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Nicole Bratko & Edward Dedick Jr; $146,500.00 1518 Triple Crown Ct: Sold on or before 042913 by Lisa F Stewart to Theresa Franklin Kuhn; $335,000.00 1620 S 13th Ave: Sold on or before 042413 by Bank Of New York Mellon Ttee to Bank Of America Na; $50,000.00 1716 Forrest Blvd: Sold on or before 043013 by Fannie Mae to Karen Frydrychowicz; $169,000.00 1819 Moore Ct 1819: Sold on or before 043013 by Matthew R Polonus to Amanda L Debates; $180,000.00 3005 Glen Eagles Ct: Sold on or before 042513 by Vitucci Trust to Thomas Gilgen & Carolyn Gilgen; $956,500.00 3018 Fox Glen Ct: Sold on or before 043013 by Jurewicz Trust to Michael W Pecoraro & Kristine Pecoraro; $799,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 10

MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES from area lending institutions reporting… FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013 Daily Rates - subject to change daily without notice

Equal Housing Lenders

Mortgage rates vary in APR and other qualifying factors. Points - Designate Discount & Origination

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• Thursday, May 30, 2013

1417 Bilarda Ct: Sold on or before 042513 by Steven M Hooser to Jean Sorce; $245,000.00 1589 Eagle Brook Dr: Sold on or before 042613 by Wayne R Orsan to Steven Baggio & Cindy Baggio; $439,000.00 1S003 W Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 042613 by Daniel M Bridges to Bryan Campana & Amanda Campana; $312,000.00 2281 Blackberry Dr: Sold on or before 050113 by Gregory A Barnard to Steven L Jacob & Nora Lw Jacob; $370,000.00 2608 Miller Rd: Sold on or before 042313 by Fenne Trust to Dennis Harshbarger & Mary Harshbarger; $215,000.00 3 Bedford Ln: Sold on or before 043013 by Peter R Temple to Daniel R Schulte & Anitra R Schulte; $276,000.00 3318 Merganzer Ct: Sold on or before 042413 by Robert E Williams to Ward Trust; $349,000.00 38W439 Mcquire Pl: Sold on or before 042313 by Sho Deen Inc to William C Phipps; $393,000.00

Hand to Matthew S Streitmatter & Gwendolyn E Streitmatter; $226,000.00 710 Easton Ave: Sold on or before 042413 by Michael H Simon to Quinn N Duffin; $335,000.00 735 Considine Rd: Sold on or before 050213 by Janet K Ruff to Kendall Partners Ltd; $120,000.00 907 Longmeadow Dr: Sold on or before 042613 by Betty J Renner to Todd W Brown & Wendy M Jauga; $218,000.00

REAL ESTATE WEEKLY | Kane County Chronicle /

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39W146 E Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 050113 by Dileonardi Trust to Richard A Shyne & Jennifer A Shyne; $334,500.00 39W192 E Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 042313 by Brian S Holcombe to Marcos Mosqueira; $290,000.00 39W279 Sheldon Ct: Sold on or before 050213 by Tabor Trust to Stone Financing Llc; $517,500.00 39W279 Sheldon Ct: Sold on or before 050213 by Stone Financing Llc to Tim Mccarthy & Alison Lucie Marlow; $517,500.00 39W605 S Mathewson Ln: Sold on or before 042313 by Jack Sathchakham to Grant M Cook & Nicole E Cook; $532,500.00 39W803 Carney Ln: Sold on or before 050113 by Brian R Frisby to Seth A Eddy & Mia L Eddy; $365,000.00 418 Ford St: Sold on or before 042413 by Antill Trust to Thomas Wetmore & Alison Wetmore; $256,500.00 452 N Glengarry Dr: Sold on or before 042613 by Michael R Holmes to Wendi Svitak & David Svitak; $220,000.00 618 Center St: Sold on or before 042413 by Arthur J

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