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Metra conductor Gordon Bowe works Metra’s Union Pacific West line from Elburn to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago.




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IN FOCUS A guest feature by Shea Lazansky, photo intern at the Kane County Chronicle


or my first “In Focus” assignment as an intern with the Kane County Chronicle, I decided to walk down the riverfront at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles to see what was going on. I came across Gonzalo Rodriguez of Melrose Park as he was removing a fishing hook from the mouth of a catfish along the Fox River. Rodriguez brought his nephews with him so they could “fish and have fun.” Watching Rodriguez work was interesting because while I have been fishing before, I had never actually seen a live catfish. Inclement weather throughout the county threatened to rain out outdoor activities that day, but the rain stayed away from St. Charles through early afternoon.

– Shea Lazansky

Robotics group to offer summer classes KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BATAVIA – Fox Valley Robotics and Batavia Robotics will host a series of summer camps and summer programs during June and July to challenge kids to “think beyond the box” with a variety of programs. The LEGO eXplore camp is designed to challenge both the novice and the longtime builder with daily build challenges. Their designs will take campers to racetracks, the open (and not too deep) ocean, the moon’s surface, Mars and an alien spaceport. Two camps are being offered from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday to June 21 and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 17 to 19. Discover the world of LEGO robotics at the Summer Robot Camp. Teams of first- to third-graders build and learn to program an NXT robot by completing minimissions. They put their new skills to work by programming their robot to help save endangered

LEGO animals. Two camps are being offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to June 21 and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. July 17 to 19. The Summer LEGO Program for fourth- to eighth-graders will make more complicated robots out of LEGO pieces and take the programming to the next level. The kids will build and program competition-worthy robots to perform complicated maneuvers and then attempt to conquer the

“table” in a series of predefined missions. This program is offered twice, from noon to 6 p.m. June 22 to 23 and July 20 to 21. The Summer Metal Program for eighth- to 12th-graders offers the next level with electro-mechanical robots programmed to perform on a playing field. The robots will be built with screws, nuts, steel, aluminum, motors, sensors and computers to perform simple and complex

tasks. The program will be from noon to 6 p.m. July 13 to 14. For information, visit www.

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Where did you grow up? St. Louis Pets? We did have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ridley for about five years. But we have a little baby at home who’s allergic, so we had to give the dog up for adoption. He was adopted two months ago by Deon Thomas, who is a very well-known Illinois basketball player back in the day. He adopted the dog for his teenage daughters. First job? Working for a summer camp when I was in middle school As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I originally wanted to be a mailman, and then I wanted to be a race car driver. I became a producer working in film and TV. A movie you’d recommend? Any movie by Alexander Payne. He did one of my favorite movies, “About Schmidt,” and

recently, “The Descendants.” Very, very good movies. Favorite charity? I run for a charity called Team World Vision, a Chicago-based charity that raises money for clean water projects globally through organized athletic events What is the event? I’m running to train for something called Hood to Coast, from Mount Hood in Oregon to the coast. It’s 198 miles. We have a team, and we run a relay race – over a 24-hour period – from Mount Hood to the ocean. And we’re raising money to bring clean water to South Sudan. Guor Marial, South Sudan’s first Olympian, will be there running with us. What game show would you be on? “The Price is Right” Favorite local restaurant? Bien Trucha in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I once had drinks and split a carrot cake with Jennifer Love Hewitt in August of 2010 at Hub 51 in the city. She dated one of my best friends, the actor Alex Beh, for about a year, and he wanted her to meet me.


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Car wash at St. Mark’s in Geneva WHAT: The youth of St. Mark’s Church in Geneva will hold a car wash to raise money for a mission trip to Appalachia. You can choose to drive through or park and shop. Each year a group of high school youth and adult volunteers travel to the Appalachian region to spend a week repairing homes to make them warmer, safer and drier for those less fortunate. WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday WHERE: In the church parking lot on Fulton Street, between Third and Fourth streets in Geneva COST: The suggested donation is $10. INFO: Call 630-232-0133, ext. 18, or send email to

Third Tuesday Supper at Geneva church WHAT: United Methodist Church of Geneva has planned its next Third Tuesday Supper.

The meal will be Italian beef sandwiches with a choice of peppers, Gayle’s homemade potato salad, crunchy summer slaw and the once-a-year fresh strawberry shortcake buffet. Hot dogs and chips are always available as an alternative meal. WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: At the church, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva COST: Anyone wishing to donate money to the supper program can do so by sending a check to the church office marked Third Tuesday Suppers, or donating in “The Quiet Can” on the beverage table on supper night. All funds received go directly to supper expenses. INFO: Visit or call 630-232-7120.

Fundraiser to help Shakespeare on Clark WHAT: A fundraiser to benefit Shakespeare on Clark is set in Batavia. An event, “Not the ‘S’ Word,” will take place at All Dressed Up Costumes. The event is a night of food, music, comedy and drinks, featuring Acid Reflux

Comedy and musical guests. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today WHERE: All Dressed Up Costumes, 901 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia INFO: Visit

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Skate park bash in St. Charles WHAT: A skate park bash and concert event is set at Mount St. Mary Park. WHEN: Saturday. At 1 p.m., those ages 12 and younger will show off their stunts. At 1:30 p.m., other participants will take part in a showcase. WHERE: Mount St. Mary Park, Route 31 at Prairie Street, St. Charles COST: $5 per competitor INFO: Visit www. stcparks. org.



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Officials: Little damage from Wednesday storms Certain parts of county did get hail, heavy rain

Schelstreet likely choice for St. Charles fire chief By ASHLEY RHODEBECK

By NICOLE WESKERNA Kane County was able to get through Wednesday evening’s storm with little reported damage, officials said Thursday. Although a tornado watch was issued for Kane County and other areas until 11 p.m. Wednesday, the bulk of the storm hit Shabbona Lake and Somonauk in DeKalb County and Yorkville in Kendall County, said Andrew Krein, meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Romeoville office. Krein said a weather spotter saw a funnel cloud around 5:30 p.m. in South Elgin near Route 31 and Stearns Road, but he said that doesn’t mean a tornado actually touched down. Another funnel cloud was spotted in Aurora, he said. The National Weather Service planned to deploy a damage assessment team Thursday to portions of eastern Lee County, far southern DeKalb County and Kendall County. The team also planned to investigate areas from Paw Paw and Shabbona toward Plano and Yorkville. Krein said the most damaging parts of the storm stayed farther to the south, centering on Kankakee and traveling to Valparaiso in northwest Indiana. “There was quite a bit of heavy rainfall, but it seemed

to be centered mostly on Kendall County and into northwest LaSalle County,” Krein said. But certain parts of Kane County did get some hail, heavy rain or a weather-related power outage. Sugar Grove and North Aurora saw hail that reached an inch in diameter. Larger hail fell in Aurora, reaching up to 1.25 inches. Heavy rain – nearly 2 inches – fell in Sugar Grove, Krein said. In Geneva, Public Works Director Dan Dinges said storms caused a tree branch to fall on some electrical lines, knocking out power for about 20 customers around 9 p.m. in the area of Fargo Boulevard and south on Dunstan Road. Power has been restored there, he said. “Other than that, we got through without too many issues,” he said. ComEd spokesman John Schoen said it didn’t appear that Batavia and St. Charles customers were affected by the storm, but said there could have been isolated incidents. Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 75, but there’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Showers and thunderstorms are likely to follow Saturday, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation expected.


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ST. CHARLES – Joe Schelstreet has served as St. Charles’ acting fire chief since November, and on Monday his leadership is expected to become permanent. The St. Charles City Council that night is expected to consider Schelstreet’s appointment to fire chief, a position last held by Patrick Mullen. Mayor Ray Rogina called it a wonderful nomination. “Personally, I couldn’t ask for a better guy,” Rogina said.

Schelstreet was unavailable for comment. His voice mail indicated he is out of the office this week. City Administrator Brian Townsend announced the nomination on his blog, Inside St. Joe Charles. In it, Schelstreet he wrote that Schelstreet meets the qualifications and has provided exemplary ser-

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Mostly sunny and very nice

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Tri-Cities Almanac


74/53 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 74/54 Temperatures Waukegan 76/57 68/50 High/low ....................................... 78°/62° Normal high ......................................... 80° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 93° (1976) Algonquin 78/58 75/57 70/54 74/54 Normal low .......................................... 59° Hampshire Record low ............................... 43° (1978) Schaumburg 75/56 Elgin 75/55 Peak wind ......................... NNW at 16 mph 74/54 DeKalb Precipitation 75/57 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 1.75” 75/57 74/56 Month to date ................................... 2.50” Normal month to date ....................... 1.88” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 20.65” 73/57 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 15.28” Dixon 78/58

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Sandwich 76/57

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

Today Hi Lo W 72 55 s 76 55 s 70 54 s 72 55 s 74 54 s 70 56 s 78 60 s 76 56 pc

Saturday Hi Lo W 76 66 t 79 65 t 75 65 t 76 66 t 78 65 t 79 68 t 85 69 c 78 64 t

Today Hi Lo W 78 57 s 70 51 s 76 61 pc 76 58 s 73 56 s 76 55 s 76 57 s 68 50 s

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

Saturday Hi Lo W 81 67 t 76 61 t 80 65 t 80 65 t 78 67 t 78 66 t 79 67 t 74 63 t

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

Pollen Count Data as of Thursday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Thursday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.75..... +0.24 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.77..... +0.03 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 7.01..... +0.13 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 7.37..... +0.27 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 6.62..... +0.02 Dayton ................... 12....... 6.73...... -0.06 Waukesha ................ 6....... 3.57..... +0.51 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.58..... +0.09

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City Mexico City Moscow Nassau New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Sydney Tokyo Toronto

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World Weather City Athens Baghdad Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Manila

Today Hi Lo W 84 71 sh 109 79 s 89 69 pc 72 54 c 57 46 pc 90 70 s 61 45 t 77 59 s 66 41 s 64 50 sh 93 64 pc 88 80 sh

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Williams to run for Kane County sheriff

Company sues city over tree incident By BRENDA SCHORY

By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – In front of a crowd of supporters, Kane County Lt. Kevin Williams launched his campaign for sheriff Thursday afternoon on the steps of the Kane County Judicial Center. “It is with much enthusiasm and pride that I announce to you today that I am officially a candidate for Kane County sheriff in 2014,” said Williams, his announcement met with cheers, whistles and applause. Williams, 54, is the second person to announce his bid for the office’s 2014 Republican nomination. Retired Kane County Lt. Donald Kramer also announced his candidacy last month. The current sheriff is Pat Perez, a Democrat. Williams was joined at the podium by his wife, Tracy, and other family members as he said public service has been much more than a career to him.


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Lt. Kevin Williams of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office greets a supporter. Williams announced his candidacy Thursday for the 2014 Republican nomination for sheriff at the Kane County Judicial Center. “It’s truly been a way of life,” he said. He has worked as a firefighter in Geneva and served as an auxiliary police officer in Batavia, where he made the rank of auxiliary sergeant. He has worked at the Kane County Sheriff’s Office since 1992, where he has been a correctional officer, served on the patrol division

and is lieutenant of community policing and crime prevention. “Now, more than ever, we need an experienced sheriff who not only shares your deep-rooted love and respect for Kane County,” Williams said, “but a sheriff that can hit the ground running with the established trust of many Kane County residents and local government officials.”

GENEVA – An insurance company is suing the city of Geneva, claiming that a limb from a tree it failed to remove from its parkway fell on power lines next to a house it insured, causing a fire and costing the company more than $650,000 in claims. The complaint, filed recently in Kane County by West American Insurance Company of Indiana, alleges the city was negligent in not removing a parkway tree at 318 S. Fifth St., where James and Patricia MacLachlan live. According to the complaint, a branch from the tree fell on electrical wires at the MacLachlan’s property July 7, 2011, causing a power outage. City workers removed

the branch. The MacLachlans asked the city to remove the entire tree, which city workers agreed to do, the complaint states. But the tree was not removed, and on Aug. 3, 2011, another limb from the same tree fell, hitting the power lines connected to the MacLachlans’ property again, disconnecting a neutral or grounded wire. This caused a fire to ignite on the second floor of the house. The damage caused West American to pay out more than $350,000 according to the terms of the MacLachlans’ policy, with another $300,000 in reserve. Mayor Kevin Burns said the city would not comment on pending litigation. The next scheduled court date is Aug. 22.

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Riding the rails

Metra conductor works to ‘make every day a good day’


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ABOVE: Metra conductor Gordon Bowe works Metra’s Union Pacific West line from Elburn to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago. RIGHT: Bowe greets passengers as they board the train. Photos by Sandy Bressner –

trains. For the last three years, Bowe has worked as a conductor on the Union Pacific West line from Elburn to Chicago. Bowe’s day begins with a 3:30 a.m. wake-up call and a ride from McHenry to Ogilvie Transportation Center, where he boards the trains to Kane County where he will work through the morning rush. While on the trains, Bowe collects train fares and maintains safety and order on the trains. Much of his time is spent walking the center aisle of his assigned train cars, making sure everyone aboard has paid. “I’ve got my little tricks to remember who’s paid and who hasn’t, just like every conductor,” Bowe said. “And for those who haven’t paid,

usually just a good hard stare will do the job and get them reaching for their wallet.” But Bowe has tasked himself with an additional responsibility, as well: Helping passengers enjoy their trip, no matter the purpose of their train ride. For morning commuters, that will include a cheerful greeting and smile, and perhaps a joke or two. “I love to get them chuckling,” he said. “That’s one of my goals each day.” On some days, the effort could include a bit of crowd control, to quiet loud mobile phone talkers or calming those whose language may grow too vulgar or whose behavior may become a bit too aggressive. He said such incidents have become less on his trains

since he eliminated night runs from his schedule, and greatly reduced the number of drunken sports fans in his care each day. “Taking people to their sporting events is a lot less stressful than bringing them home,” Bowe said. Despite his desire to make the train fun, Bowe still won’t allow passengers to put their feet on seats or hold the doors too long for passengers. “If we see someone on the platform, making a real effort to catch the train, we’ll hold the door,” Bowe said. “But if they’re just lollygagging, well, we’ve got to stay on schedule.” But in those instances in which Bowe must deliver messages passengers don’t want to hear – such as asking them to remove their feet from the

seats or to hunker down for a lengthy delay because of an incident on the tracks ahead – even then he tries to take as gentle of an approach as possible. “I try to stay sympathetic,” Bowe said. “It makes it easier for them to digest what I’m saying.” However, times still arise when conductors must remove passengers, and in those instances, Bowe said he firms up. “That’s the only way to do it,” he said. “As soon as the man with the badge and the cuffs shows up, everyone promises to be nice again, but we know it’s not going to last.” In addition to his duties on the trains, Bowe also works regularly to increase train safety by speaking with children and adults throughout the region through Operation Lifesaver, a national nonprofit program working to reduce railroad-related collisions and other incidents. Since beginning that second phase of his career, Bowe also has earned a new nickname, originally coined by his granddaughter: “Papa Choo-choo.” And it is that kind of familiarity that develops with everyone he meets that has kept Bowe riding the rails each day for 37 years, despite aches in his knees and the steady increase of distant commuters distracted by electronic devices. It also has led to regular passengers bringing him treats and even photos from their weddings. “I really enjoy people, and I try to have a good time with them, always,” Bowe said. “I try to make every day a good day on the train.”

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Gordon Bowe doesn’t become personal friends with all of his passengers. But after more than three decades of walking the aisles as a conductor on Metra trains to and from Chicago, Bowe, known by many as “Gordo,” has come to know those who ride the trains from Elburn through La Fox and Geneva, sometimes more than they may know. “You know where they’re going to stop, and what they’re going to do,” Bowe said. “Because they do it the same way every day.” As proof, Bowe, standing in the center vestibule of a Metra train car on a run from Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center to Elburn, points down the aisle to a woman with blond hair, seated at the end of the row, her back turned to the rest of the train. “She sits in that same seat every day,” Bowe said. “And I know she’s getting off in Geneva, because that’s where she gets off, every day. “I just know my regulars,” he adds, with a smile and a shrug. And then, with a cry of “Tickets, please,” Bowe is off again, down the aisle. Bowe, 58, of Lake in the Hills, has been working the rails since he was 21, beginning with a job maintaining diesel locomotives. From there, Bowe trained to become a conductor and transitioned into the only career he has known since, working the rails on Union Pacific lines in Chicago and its suburbs. “They told me early on that I better decide fast if this was really for me, because it’s going to get in your blood,” he said. “And they were right.” Bowe worked with Union Pacific freight crews until 1986, when he transitioned entirely to UP’s passenger

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By BRENDA SCHORY ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A judge rejected a plea to reduce the sentence of a man serving a 10-year sentence in a drunken driving conviction that killed two people. Kane County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Stanfa on Thursday rejected a plea by Thomas Ofenloch Jr., 29, to consider the 2½ years he spent on home monitoring while the case was pending. Ofenloch sent the two-page request from the Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, where he is serving his sentence. Ofenloch wrote that releasing him early would be less

Born: March 11, 1925; in Batavia Died: June 12, 2013; in Naperville BATAVIA – Audrey L. Miller, 88, of Batavia, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. She was born March 11, 1925, in Batavia, the daughter of Edward and Victoria Swanson. She was united in marriage to Richard Miller on June 26, 1948, in Batavia. She is survived by two sons, Timothy (Sue) Miller of Batavia and Tom

Rejecting his petition now “was the right thing to happen, absolutely, yes,” McMahon said. Ofenloch was 23 at the time of the Aug. 4, 2007, crash in Sugar Grove that killed Andrew Berger and Joshua Sutton, both 21 and of Batavia, who were with him. According to court records, Ofenloch drove north on Dugan Road, through the intersection, over a ditch and into the field, eventually becoming airborne and hitting a tree that split the vehicle in two. Both Ofenloch and his attorney at the time, J. Brick Van Der Snick, had asked credit for Ofenloch’s time

served on home monitoring, and for consideration since Ofenloch completed an alcohol program and was speaking to groups at a substance abuse treatment center. But now retired Judge Timothy Sheldon rejected that consideration in sentencing Ofenloch to 10 years with the requirement that he serve 85 percent of his sentence. Ofenloch’s projected parole date is Aug. 17, 2018, with a discharge date of Aug. 20, 2020, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections website. Ofenloch’s letter also claims that Van Der Snick did not give him good advice, to put in a “blind plea of guilty,”

and would likely receive probation or at least a reduction in sentence because of his time served on home monitoring. Van Der Snick said he argued extensively for Ofenloch to get credit for 923 days of home monitoring. As to his former client’s criticism, Van Der Snick said, “I am not surprised but really offended.” “We made the argument that he made a mistake, he admitted to it, pled guilty, apologized, was on electronic home monitoring 923 days, felt terrible, was voluntarily talking on his own victim impact panels,” Van Der Snick said. “We felt those were extraordinary.”

8POLICE REPORTS Miller of Elburn; four grandchildren, Tabitha, Blythe and Morgan Miller and Tommy McCartney; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Harry, Arthur, Richard, Helen Stumpf, Esther Biever, Eleanor Hunt, Elsie Swanson and Violet Johnson; a daughter-in-law, Candy Miller; and a great-granddaughter, Quincee Barnes Miller. The visitation will be from 4 to 7

p.m. Monday, June 17, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. following the visiting time. Private interment will be at West Batavia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia, IL 60510. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or Please sign the guest book at www.

Geneva • Zachary W. Cramer, 19, of the 1800 block of Rita Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Tuesday, June 4, with underage drinking. • Andrew J. Carberry, 19, of the 39W200 block of Forbes Drive, Blackberry Township, and John M. Donnelly, 19, of the 1000 block of Keim Court, Geneva, were charged

Sunday, June 2, with underage drinking. • Angela A. Haymon, 18, of the 1600 block of Indiana Street, St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, June 5, with underage drinking. • Khaliyah P. Guyton, 20, and Jazmin W. Rivera, 20, both of the 1800 block of Jamestown Circle, Hoffman Estates, were charged Thursday, June 6, with underage drinking.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Robert Charles Arbizzani: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., followed by a gathering of family and friends in the Fellowship Hall. The family will then host a reception at The Little Owl/Flagstone at 101-105 W. State St., Geneva. Norma M. Crawford: A memorial visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A memorial service celebrating Norma’s life will follow visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. 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.

James B. Fraser Sr.: A memorial service for family and friends will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Grace Evangelical Church, 1800 Bowes Road, Elgin. Bernice A. Lezon: Funeral prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic

Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, for celebration of the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. with Father Martins Emeh, celebrant. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva. The visitation will be Sunday, June 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. Helen June Lukowsky: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,

June 20, at Fox Valley Church of God, 23W835 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Suzanne M. (Matz) Niemiec: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Yurs Funeral Home.

John “Packy” Allan Paschal: A celebration of life will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Bootleggers Bar, Grill and Pizza, 107 Main St., Maple Park. Suzanne C. Stembridge: A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 320 Franklin St., Geneva.

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expensive and more effective than the prison system. “I feel I can do more good for society outside of prison, rather than playing cards and watching television,” Ofenloch wrote. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, who opposed Ofenloch’s request, Thomas said the filing Ofenloch Jr. was coming almost two years too late. “It was not just a day late, not a week late,” McMahon said. “And he did not raise the issue on his appeal,” which he lost.

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Edward Dutton and Patrick Kinnally Attorneys representing the forest preserve in court documents injured by picnic tables, tent poles and other debris when the storm hit Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Aug. 4, 2012. The three were at the stadium as volunteers for St. Charles East High School Band Boosters, helping serve concessions at a fundraiser. The forest preserve district is named in the lawsuit because it owns Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, the stadium where the Cougars play. The catering company is named because the volunteers were under its supervision as part of a fundraiser. The Kane County Cougars also are named in the suit, which seeks more than

$50,000 in damages. The catering company, Professional Sports Catering, had filed court papers asserting it was not responsible for injuries during the storm because “injuries and damages were solely caused by an Act of God beyond the control” of the caterer. Attorneys Edward Dutton and Patrick Kinnally, representing the forest preserve, also filed court papers to dismiss the complaint, asserting the district “is absolutely immune from liability for the exercise of judgment and discretion inherent in monitoring and responding to adverse weather conditions.”

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The attorneys cite, among other things, that the state’s Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act protects the forest preserve from a claim of injury related to the condition of any recreational property, also citing case law from six other decisions. As to the allegation of willful and wanton conduct leading to the injuries, attorneys also cited case law in eight other decisions. Among them was a 1997 Illinois Appellate case of Koltes vs. the St. Charles Park District. Linda Koltes was injured in 1994 when she was hit by a golf ball while waiting to

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GENEVA – When the plaintiff’s attorney did not appear for a scheduled court date Thursday, attorneys for the Kane County Forest Preserve, Kane County Cougars and a caterer asked for a dismissal. That was denied, and Kane County Circuit Court Judge Edward Schreiber rescheduled for Aug. 15. Missing from the appearance was attorney Robert Bingle who represents sisters Mary Gaffney, who was a student at Northern Illinois University, and Abigail Gaffney, as well as Erin Gautille, both of St. Charles. The three allege they were all hurt when officials failed to monitor hazardous weather conditions and get volunteers to a place of safety. All three were struck and

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John Dryden: ‘I know how to read the Constitution’ By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Batavia High School social studies teacher John Dryden argued that he was in the right when he instructed his students they had the Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves before answering an in-class survey about emotional and at-risk behavior. The Batavia School District 101 board last month voted to issue a written warning of improper conduct to Dryden for his actions. Board member Jon Gaspar was the sole board member to vote “no.” The notice warned Dryden not to provide legal advice to students, among other things. The Kane County Chronicle obtained Dryden’s reply to the notice through a Freedom of Information Act request. “I am not a lawyer, but as a social studies teacher with 20 years experience, I know how to read the Constitution,” Dryden said in his reply to the notice. “This unvetted survey

was and is a massive invasion of privacy, and students do have a Fifth Amendment right not to provide a state institution any information that might incriminate them, regardless of the intentions of that institution.” Before the board issued the notice, Batavia Superintendent Jack Barshinger John Dryden docked Dryden a day’s pay. Dryden said his actions represented “a teachable moment.” “Reminding my students they had a Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves and asking them to think hard about how they answered questions on a survey on which they were identified and required to answer questions about whether they participated in criminal activity was neither inappropriate nor unprofessional,” Dryden stated in his reply. “Administering such a survey under the

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Transparency for Medicare THE WASHINGTON POST One of the more encouraging recent developments in health care has been the Obama administration’s disclosure of data about how Medicare spends roughly $500 billion each year. Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services released the average charges for the 100 most common inpatient procedures, revealing wide and seemingly inexplicable price variations among neighboring hospitals. Last week, HHS produced average charges for 30 outpatient procedures from hospitals across the country. Now a federal court in Florida has opened a legal pathway to even more Medicare transparency. Judge Marcia Morales Howard vacated a 33-year-old injunction that barred HHS from ever telling the public how much it reimburses individual health care providers. The gag order was imposed in 1979 at the request of the American Medical Association, which claimed that its members’ financial privacy was threatened by a Carter administration attempt to reveal that information. Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, and other advocates of disclosure argued that doctors’ privacy is now outweighed by the public’s interest in knowing what happens to a flow of taxpayer funds that is many times bigger than it was in 1979. Judge Howard ruled that the 1979 order has been superseded by subsequent federal court interpretations of privacy law – echoing an

argument that the Obama administration, again to its credit, had made before the court. That doesn’t mean HHS must immediately release all the data. Mandatory public disclosure remains the unrealized but laudable goal of a bipartisan Senate bill sponsored by Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa. It would require HHS to set up a free, searchable Medicare-payment database and clarify that there is no Freedom of Information Act exemption for Medicare payments to providers. For now, Judge Howard’s ruling simply allows the agency to entertain FOIA requests for the data with a much freer hand. That is assuming, of course, that the ruling stands up to an AMA appeal – and the doctor organization says it is still weighing its legal options. We would hope that doctors reconsider their position on this issue. Yes, Medicare is premised on their voluntary participation, in return for what they rightly expect will be respect for their legitimate privacy interests and those of their patients. But given the huge amounts of public money that Medicare funnels to providers – a significant portion of which leaks out in the form of fraud and waste – physician reimbursements cannot reasonably be considered purely private business information. Doctors should stop resisting the transparency movement and join it. After all, their profession is founded on a belief in free inquiry and the unhindered flow of useful information.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Whip out the passage pen To the Editor: For some time now, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has been pondering whether to sign the bill making Illinois the 19th state to legalize marijuana for relief of chronic pain. If politics weren’t a factor – Quinn is up for re-election next year – the bill would already be law, and thousands of chronically pained Illinoisans would step out from the shadows of illegal marijuana use to relieve their pain legally. However, Quinn, like he did with his March 9, 2011, signing of the Illinois death penalty ban, doesn’t want to appear too eager to legalize a federally banned substance and rile up conservatives who deem it a “gateway” drug to depravity and destruction of the Illinois nuclear family.

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Kathy Gresey

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Bunk. More people become addicted to – and even die from – abuse of prescription drugs, such as the highly addictive pain drug Oxycontin, in a week than have ever been harmed by marijuana. These legal prescription drugs are loaded with horrible side effects that take up half of the million-dollar commercials hawking them. They drain the finances of the chronically and terminally ill, while they degrade their health, all to make greedy rich men and women masquerading as the Titans of Big Pharma greedier and richer. Arguments that medical marijuana will cause these folks to graduate to cocaine or heroin would be hilarious if they weren’t so counterproductive to providing better pain treatment to people in need.

One of the most ludicrous comments from opponents of the bill came from Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, who claimed we must follow the federal government model for regulating marijuana, which amounts to a 76-year-long ban that has been an utter failure of a sensible drug policy. Millions of folks have clogged up our jails and had their lives ruined over this essentially victimless crime. What’s hilarious is that while Republicans lambast every vestige of federal governance that actually helps people, Barickman praises one of the more truly dysfunctional aspects of federal rule. Come on, governor, whip out your passage pen, sign the bill and let the pain relief begin. Walt Zlotow Glen Ellyn

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Police: Man slings racial slurs at couple By ASHLEY RHODEBECK

8LOCAL BRIEF Metro West Council to host review, barbecue ELBURN – Metro West Council of Government will hold its Legislative BBQ and Session Review at 6 p.m. June 27 at Elburn Lions Community Park, 500 Filmore St., Elburn. Steve Morrill and Curt Fiedler of Morrill and Associates will provide an overview of this year’s legislative sessions and how they affect local municipalities. They

also will highlight issues that call for continued efforts. The 2013 Metro West Legislator of the Year Award will be announced during the event. The cost is $28 for members and $33 for nonmembers. Metro West Council of Government is a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. For information, call 630-859-1331.

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ST. CHARLES – Three children ages 5 and younger watched Sunday as a man yelled racial slurs at the adult couple they were with, according to a St. Charles Police Department report. Shortly before 7 p.m., the man – who is white – reportedly pulled alongside a Hispanic couple unloading groceries from their car in the 1600 block of Covington Court in St. Charles and yelled at them about parking on the street. He shouted racial slurs, pulled his blue Ford pickup in front of the couple’s car, got out and approached the Hispanic man, police reported. Continuing his shouting, the man reportedly kicked the couple’s car, putting a dent in the door. He then got close to the Hispanic man, and the two yelled at each other, police reported. The man reportedly returned to his Ford, but walked

back to the other man and continued to argue. The woman told the man she was calling police after he shoved her companion at the top of his chest, police reported. The man reportedly got into his pickup and left east on Prairie Street. Three children – a 5-yearold and 3-year-old twins – were in the couple’s car during the confrontation, police reported. At one point, the 5-year-old reportedly ran indoors because he was scared. A resident grilling nearby witnessed the confrontation, including the vandalism to the car door, police reported. The man was described as 35 to 40, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 200 pounds with balding blond hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt over blue jeans. The couple believed he might have been intoxicated, police reported. According to the report, police have classified the incident as a hate crime.

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The city-owned “Self Made Man” statue was reinstalled on North River Street in downtown Batavia this week after being damaged in April 2011.

BATAVIA – The cityowned “Self Made Man” statue has a new home in front of the O’Sole Mio restaurant on North River Street in downtown Batavia after being damaged and knocked off its pedestal in 2011. The 750-pound bronze sculpture, which depicts a man carving himself out of stone, was donated to the city in 1996. The statue, previously located in front of the parking garage on North River Street, was reinstalled this week in its new location. “It’s nice to see it back,”


Police: Eleven cars burglarized By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department is reminding people to lock their cars after 11 vehicles were burglarized early Thursday. Unlocked vehicles are like an open invitation for wouldbe burglars, police spokesman Paul McCurtain said. “They just go up and down the row and try door handles,” he said, noting locked cars weren’t touched. The burglaries happened between midnight and 3 a.m. on the city’s northeast side – Lewis Court, Stonehedge Road and Dunham Place – and on the near-west side on Timbers Trail, Timbers Court, Timbers Circle and

Contact police Anyone with information regarding the break-ins can call the St. Charles Police Department’s nonemergency number, 630-3774435. Confidential information also can be left on the city’s website, Carrol Road, police said. A navigation unit was stolen from one vehicle, McCurtain said, and small amounts of money were taken from the other 10. In past cases, burglars have gained access to homes by using garage door openers left inside of cars parked outside, McCurtain said. Thursday’s burglaries are under investigation, and ev-

idence technicians processed the vehicles for evidence left at the scene. McCurtain said “it’s very possible” the burglaries are connected to the string of burglaries reported in May. Anyone with information regarding the break-ins can call the St. Charles Police Department’s nonemergency number, 630-377-4435. A reward will be offered for information leading to the arrest of the offender or offenders. Confidential information also can be left on the city’s website, www.stcharlesil. gov. Owners of burglarized cars from which nothing was taken also should notify police, McCurtain said, explaining it gives police an opportunity to collect evidence.

Paintballs hit STC fire vehicles By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES – A man test-firing paint guns in his backyard was unaware the paintballs were landing on vehicles parked at St. Charles Fire Station 3, according to a St. Charles Police Department report. A lieutenant with the fire

station at 2901 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles, reported the incident to police Saturday, explaining the paintballs hit several fire apparatuses and personal vehicles parked at the station’s rear. None of the vehicles were damaged, police reported. Fire officials reportedly traced the paintballs’ path to the 200 block of Tower Hill

Road. Police talked to the resident by phone, who said he repairs paint guns and was test-firing them into what he thought was a wooded area behind his house, police reported. Police reported the man apologized and said that he will now test the guns in his garage.

said Steven Lockwood, co-founder and gallery director of Water Street Studios in Batavia, who was walking near the statue Thursday morning. “It’s awesome seeing more artwork around town.” Sometime before 8:24 a.m. April 24. 2011, the “Self-Made Man” sculpture was knocked off its pedestal. The three men charged in the vandalism of the statue in November 2011 – brothers Theodore R. Bittner and Thomas E. Bittner, both of Batavia, and Steve L. Piron of Sandwich – pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for damaging

the statue, but their attorney said it was an accident. “They did not knock it over intentionally,” their attorney, Cathy Cavins, said at the time. “They were climbing it to take a photo. People have been climbing the statue for years. I think the foundation was improperly installed or it deteriorated. Their weight should not have been sufficient to knock it over.” The three agreed to pay the city $4,900 for repair costs, along with $3,500 in police investigative costs and court costs. Cavins said her clients had offered to pay for repairs after the incident.

Stabbing target charged with breaking window By ASHLEY RHODEBECK ST. CHARLES – A man injured by his knife-wielding neighbor was charged with a felony after breaking his neighbor’s window nearly three hours later, according to a St. Charles Police D e p a r t m e n t James Richard report. J a m e s Durante Jr. Richard Durante Jr., 23, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, St. Charles, suffered from nonlife-threatening slash marks on his right side and a cut on his head during a confrontation with 51-year-old Edward Brubaker about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Police returned to the apartment building later that night on reports that Durante broke Brubaker’s apartment window valued at $350, according to the report. Durante denied breaking the window, but police spoke to a witness identifying him as the culprit, police reported. The officer who handled the earlier confrontation noted the window was intact then, according to the report. Durante reportedly displayed unruly behavior, swore and yelled at police and refused to cooperate with the booking process. He requested a medic to treat his earlier injuries, police reported, but he refused treatment once the medic arrived. He was charged with criminal damage to property, a Class 4 felony.

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manda Hilton swears she takes it easy sometimes. You know, like when she sleeps. The St. Charles East junior extends herself as a point guard during basketball season and as center-midfielder during soccer season. Her ability to excel in both high-profile roles for emerging Saints teams earned Hilton plenty of eyeballs, along with a nod as the 2012-13 Kane County Chronicle-St. Charles Bank &Trust Female Athlete of the Year. “I do have a lot of energy in both basketball and soccer. My positions both feed into each other,” Hilton said.

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“I kind of like that role that you do have to constantly be moving and finding girls with the ball, getting up and back quick. It’s cool that it feeds into each other.” East girls basketball coach Lori Drumtra often marveled at Hilton’s motor during the team’s breakout winter. She especially appreciated Hilton’s dedication to the team given her college commitment to the Nebraska women’s soccer program before the season. Hilton averaged a team-

best 14.4 points and 3.11 assists per game while providing the exact kind of spunky play needed to challenge perennial Upstate Eight Conference River Division power Geneva. The teams split overtime games during the regular season, with Hilton scoring a career-high 33 points in an overtime road loss in January. “When you watch her play basketball, it’s constant movement,” Drumtra said. “She’ll get knocked around, but it doesn’t seem to faze her. It’s almost like a pinball. She just kind of bounces off of people and keeps moving up the floor.” So it went during the spring soccer season, when Hilton (nine goals) again piloted spirited efforts against

Geneva. East senior Carly Pottle was a valued running mate in both sports, playing guard during basketball season and forward in soccer. While the Saints handled the Vikings during the soccer regular season, East saw Geneva turn the tables in the 4A Bartlett Regional final, scoring a victory in penalty kicks. That defeat figures to fuel Hilton during her summer and fall club play with the Strikers. On a larger scale, she’ll also use those practices and games to hone her preparation for college, and still is seeking to improve her distribution and ball skills with her left foot.

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Turnstile report Thursday’s crowd of 5,685 pushed the Cougars’ season total to 153,035 fans in 29 home games. Kane County attracted 136,369 fans through the same span last season.

Sight seen Pine-sized superheroes scarfing snacks all around the ballpark. “Superhero Night” at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark was naturally popular with the smaller set, many of whom sported flamboyant capes and masks.

Albert Almora had a huge day. The Cougars’ top prospect played up to his reputation, notching three hits and three RBIs in the Cougars’ 4-1 win.

Cubs brass will cringe because The team’s No. 3 and No. 4 hitters – Dan Vogelbach and Jeimer Candelario – were silent offensively, going a combined 0 for 8. Vogelbach almost got a cheap hit on a crazy bounce off the lip of the infield grass but Bees second baseman Chance Ross made a terrific play to adjust to the high bounce.

The closer Any time Almora does, well, just about anything, it has the potential to steal the limelight. But Tayler Scott’s lights-out start on the mound also was a tremendous performance, and allowed the fans to get to the postgame fireworks show in a hurry.

Almora’s offensive flurry batters Bees By JAY SCHWAB GENEVA – Albert Almora struck out looking in his first-at bat Thursday night in the bottom of the first. Almora’s bat didn’t stay on his shoulders for long. The Cubs’ 2012 firstround draft choice swatted run-scoring hits in each of his next three at-bats – including a pair of extra-base hits – to lead the Cougars to a 4-1 win Thursday against the Burlington Bees at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. Bees starting pitcher Alex Keudell fooled Almora once, but there would be no repeat. “He made a good pitch to me, a back-door slider, and he struck me out,” Almora said. “It was the same count the second at-bat, same pitch he struck me out with, and I just took it the other way.” Almora’s run-scoring, opposite field slice rolled all the way to the wall when Burlington right fielder Kyle Johnson lost his footing. The speedy Almora said he thought about trying to make it all the way home once Johnson slipped but he heeded the stop sign after pulling in to third base. Cougars manager Mark Johnson was impressed with Almora going opposite field for the two-strike hit. “That’s what makes him

a pretty impressive hitter,” Johnson said. “He’s got the power but he can also shorten up with two strikes and put the ball in play.” In the bottom of the fifth, Almora lined an RBI single to left field to give the Cougars Albert Almora t h e l e a d f o r good at 2-1. He doubled down the left field line in the seventh, then took third when Burlington’s throw home was too late to prevent the Cougars from taking a 3-1 lead. Almora’s 3 for 4, three RBI night bumped his batting average to .430 through 79 atbats with the Cougars (29-34). Having arrived in Geneva in late May, it’s safe to say Almora is making himself comfortable in the Midwest League. “Great team, great atmosphere; I love playing here,” Almora said. Almora’s big night supplied sufficient support for Cougars right-hander Tayler Scott, who pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run, two-hit ball. Scott (4-2) walked three and struck out two. “He’s still young and he’s still trying to repeat his delivery on a more consistent basis,” Johnson said of Scott. “Hell get out of whack. He’s

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“That’s what makes him a pretty impressive hitter. He’s got the power but he can also shorten up with two strikes and put the ball in play.” Mark Johnson Cougars manager on Albert Almora such a good athlete that he tries to do more than what he needs to do. He’s starting to figure out that less is more on a more consistent basis.” It was an airtight night for the Cougars’ defense,

Scott included. He fielded a pair of consecutive, sharply hit come-backers on the ground to close out the top of the seventh. First baseman Dan Vogelbach bounced an RBI grounder to cap the scoring for the Cougars in the seventh. Cougars leadoff man Bijan Rademacher reached base in three of his four at-bats, including a pair of walks. The Cougars will begin a three-game home series with Wisconsin tonight that will close the first half of the season ahead of Tuesday’s Midwest League All-Star Game in Dayton, Ohio.

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By JAY SCHWAB Baseball fans who followed the area high school scene this spring should have plenty of familiarity with St. Charles Post 342’s personnel this summer. The local American Legion baseball team has a roster with a heavy, class of 2013 flavor, especially as it pertains to its pitching staff. The team’s top pitchers, such as Ankur Shah and Sawyer Chambers of St. Charles North, Nick Huskisson of St. Charles East and Tony Landi of Geneva, are all fresh, high school graduates. At least for league games and the district tournament, veteran Post 342 coach Dale

Wilderspin’s options are limited by a new rule that stipulates college players that were not on the team last season can not be part of the mix. Attracting quality players to legion ball already had grown highly challenging in recent years with the proliferation of travel baseball programs, so adding another hurdle wasn’t exactly welcome news to Wilderspin. “American Legion is all about giving kids an opportunity to play but we’re so worried about coaches going out and illegally recruiting players, it gets ridiculous sometimes,” Wilderpsin said. Still, Wilderspin thinks he has some talent to work with, and Post 342 started the season last weekend by sweep-

ing a pair of doubleheaders in Ottawa. The team will try to defend its Wheaton tournament title this weekend before playing home games Tuesday against Ankur Shah New Lenox at St. Charles East and Wednesday against Richmond-Burton at St. Charles North. A pair of GeNick Huskisson neva infielders – Anthony Bragg and Mitch Endriukaitis – bring pop to Post 342’s order. Endriukaitis had a hand injury early in the

spring and did not return but was expected to be one of the Vikings’ top sluggers. Outfielder Dan Berendt is another recent Geneva graduate who brings home run power, and catcher Ryan Thomas (of St. Charles North) and Huskisson also project as offensive threats. “We should have some punch in the middle of the lineup,” Wilderspin said. “We have guys who can hit a little there. We don’t have true leadoff guys, which is not uncommon, but we’re going to have four, five guys that can hit pretty consistently. … We’ll see what we get out of the rest of them.” With few college players available this summer, Post 342 will rely upon a youth


Blackhawks make use of day for rest By TOM MUSICK CHICAGO – Filled with adrenaline after the Blackhawks’ triple-overtime win, veteran forward Marian Hossa finally fell asleep at 3 a.m. Thursday. A few hours later, Hossa was awake. He didn’t want to be, but he was. “My neighbor decided he was going to drill in the morning,” Hossa said dryly Thursday at the United Center. “That was unpleasant.” Maybe Hossa’s neighbor is a fan of the Boston Bruins. The Hawks took the day off from practice less than 24 hours after taking part in the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history. They will return to practice Friday in preparation for Saturday’s Game 2 against the Bruins. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said he was not concerned about lingering fatigue. “I think with the extra day, everybody should be fine,” Quenneville said. “I think we went into the game yesterday thinking, ‘Let’s see how the game goes,

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The Blackhawks celebrate after their goal during overtime at Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday against Boston at the United Center. The Hawks won, 4-3. we’ll evaluate whether or not we’re going to skate today.’ “That was an easy decision after coming in after the game [Wednesday].” Good job, part I: As Hawks players tried to fight off exhaustion and earn an important win against the Bruins, the team’s equipment staff also worked overtime. Well, three overtimes. Hawks defenseman Brent Seabrook said everyone on the team’s support staff deserved credit for helping players to stay as fresh as possible.

“Guys were really focused on getting drinks in their system,” Seabrook said. “Guys were eating stuff. Guys were changing out of wet equipment and all that. “We got a great equipment staff, great trainers that give us every opportunity to get good things in our body, taking care of drying equipment out, drying skates and stuff like that. It was a big job by them last night. “It was good to help us get on the ice and play the way we could.”

Good job, part II: Quenneville spoke highly of fourthline forward Brandon Bollig, who logged more than 14 minutes of ice time in his first action since May 5. Bollig finished the game with nine hits, which was tied for most on the team. “I thought he had a real strong game for us,” Quenneville said. “I liked what he brought to the team. … “I thought he ended up in the offensive zone a lot. Defensively, you’re comfortable with him. I thought he was physical. I thought he had a purpose behind his game.” If Bollig earns another shot to play in Game 2, Viktor Stalberg likely will remain out as a healthy scratch. Hawks bits: The NHL will announce several of its award winners Friday, including the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year and the Frank J. Selke Trophy for best defensive forward. Quenneville is a finalist for the Adams, while Hawks captain Jonathan Toews is one of three players with a chance to win the Selke.

movement at certain spots, including second baseman Luke Johansmeier and outfielder Nick Barsanti, both underclassmen at St. Charles North. “We’ve got some quality players but those are critical spots where those young guys are playing and it’s yet to be seen how they’re going to play and if they’re going to get taken advantage of,” Wilderspin said. “They’re good kids and I’m sure they’re going to be good players in high school but they’re so young. It’s hard to tell when they get into real good competition how they’re going to react.” The regular season lasts for a little more than a month before the district tournament begins the week of July 15.

Hilton hopes to help teams take next step during senior year • HILTON Continued from page 18 “I think that’s the same for a lot of players, but then again, it just makes you that much more dangerous having both,” Hilton said. “So I just need to continue to focus on that, and I have been for awhile.” Hilton looks forward to helping the Saints over the regional hump in both sports next season. Still, she can’t help pondering her collegiate experience and likely future focus – special and/or elementary education. Also involved with the National Honor Society, peer leadership and peer leaders, Hilton still gets a kick out of each interaction with young fans. She recalls being one herself and admiring the play of Lexi Baltes, a fellow basketball-soccer standout who is four years Hilton’s senior. “It’s actually really cool because I remember when I was young and I was in middle school looking up to girls on the high school teams and thinking how cool that is,” Hilton said. “Now it’s an awesome feeling knowing I’m here and I’m a role model for these kids. One of my favorite parts of playing high school sports is just being there and being there to look up to.” No matter the season, Hilton certainly is visible.




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screams into Bolland’s face from 1 inch away. “I love shin pads!!!” That’s vintage Shaw. All of that wild energy you see on TV? It’s just the tip of the Shawberg. Poor Patrick Kane has to occupy a locker next to the guy. “Yeah, I sit next to him,” Kane said with a smile Thursday at the United Center. “There’s times when I’ve almost got to tell him to shut up because he just asks questions and doesn’t stop talking when you’re next to him there in between periods.

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The Blackhawks’ Bryan Bickell (left) and Andrew Shaw celebrate a goal Wednesday during the third period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Shaw’s goal in the third overtime period gave the Hawks a 4-3 win.

CHICAGO – Certain things, I love. My wife. My family. My old golden retriever from when I was a kid. Surely, you also have a short list of loves. So does Hawks forward Andrew Shaw, the hero of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Shaw loves scoring goals. He loves Bolly. And he loves shin pads. How do we know this? Because it’s Shaw. Because it’s the Cup. In a move that was both genius and prescient, somebody at NBC decided to attach a mini-microphone to Shaw’s No. 65 sweater during Wednesday’s series opener against the Boston Bruins. It just so happened that the game turned out to be a triple-overtime classic, and it just so happened that Shaw turned out to be the one to score the game-winner when he redirected a puck off his shin pad and into the back of the net. By now, the video of Shaw’s

“mic’d up” celebration on the ice has gone viral. Try following along without cracking a smile. Announcer: “More banging in the boards, and it’s squibbed on back to Rozsival. Rozsival, a shot. They score!” Shaw: “Ahhhh!!! Yeahhh!!! Woooo!!!” A few joyous expletives follow. Exhausted Hawks leap off the bench to celebrate, and Shaw winds up in a full-on embrace with teammate Dave Bolland, a fellow antagonist and the player who first deflected Rozsival’s shot before Shaw notched the goal. “Bolly! I love you!!!” Shaw

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Former pros meet at Marklund Hawks gather for pre-game Foundation’s Charity Golf Outing soccer in hallways for fun • HAWKS Continued from page 21 “He’s really excited to be here.” I’ll vouch for that. Before games, it’s common practice for a group of Hawks players to gather in a corner hallway of the United Center basement and kick around a soccer ball. Hockey players are far more cordial than most of their peers in other professional sports, so if someone happens to enter the hallway during their game, they’ll hold the ball and wait. A few weeks ago, I happened to be that someone. Stopping play, Shaw grabbed the soccer ball with both hands. A mischievous grin crept across his face. He eyed a light fixture about 7 feet off the ground on a side wall, timed his steps, and threw down a 360-degree slam dunk on top of the fixture. The judges – as in, his teammates – ate it up. They doubled over laughing. Thankfully, nothing broke. No lights. No hands. No fingers.

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As for breaking tension, Shaw can do that. As for breaking a stalemate in the third overtime, Shaw can do that, too. So let’s forget all of that “One Goal” nonsense. It’s too 2010. Too boring. Too stuffy. The Hawks’ new motto should be “I love shin pads!!!” What four words better describe this thrill ride of a season? It’s fun. It’s unexpected. It’s the best kind of weird. Print it on T-shirts. Write it on poster boards. Take a bar of white soap and scribble it in big, bold letters across the side windows of your car. Because if you love shin pads, it’s probably safe to say you love Shaw. If you love Shaw, you love the Hawks. And if you love the Hawks, you have to be loving life right now.

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LEFT: Sandy Spiegel of Geneva sits in front of the sixth annual National Get Outdoors Day event’s photo contest display on June 8 at RiverPark in Geneva. Spiegel won third place in the Best Elements category for her photo “Jewels on the Walkway.” RIGHT: Lee Murdock performs in the amphitheater at the event. BOTTOM RIGHT: Mary Lu O’Halleran of Geneva and 4th Ward Alderman Ron Singer enjoy the event.

Geneva celebrates Get Outdoors Day GENEVA – The sixth annual National Get Outdoors Day, a nationally-recognized event encouraging people to go outdoors, is designed to promote an appreciation for nature and its benefits. Geneva RiverPark and the city of Geneva hosted a day-long event at RiverPark in Geneva on June 8. – Kane County Chronicle

8NEIGHBORS BRIEFS Community dinners moved to temporary location ST. CHARLES – Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva will host community dinners in a new location during construction of the church. The free dinners will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. the third Friday

of each month at the church’s temporary location at the Salvation Army facility, 1710 S. 7th Ave., St. Charles. The menu for June 21 will consist of brats, sauerkraut, beans, garden salad and brownies. No reservation necessary. Attendees can dine-in or request


Library to host Christian Science healing talk BATAVIA – Suzanne Riedel, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will present a talk titled “Security and Living Without Fear” at 2

p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Explore how you can practice effective prayer that brings security to health, financial and safety needs through spiritual means. Riedel utilizes the ideas in the

original source book on Christian healing, the Bible, along with “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. The talk is open to the public. For information, call the Christian Science Reading Room, 630-232-2868.

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Geneva Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase a free eBook download service from the Geneva Public Library at Second and James streets from noon to 6 p.m. July 22. Readers of all ages can learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and instruc-

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Jeep vehicles look, act alike Jeep’s Compass shares so many features of the Patriot that what can be said for one, up to a point, can be written about the other. Shared features are unibody construction, powerplants, interior layout, trim levels (Sport, Latitude, Limited) and storage capabilities. Exterior and interior measurements are virtually the same. Ground clearance for both, for example, is 8.1 inches. And the cargo space behind the front bucket seats after the split rear seats are folded flat, is 53.5 cubic feet. There are differences, big and small. The big difference is a more economical powerplant. In the Compass, the 2.4-liter, 172-horsepower four-cylinder returned 25.6 miles per gallon of gasoline after a 700-mile test run. The engine was mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. With the four-cylinder Patriot, average gasoline usage barely passed the 20 mpg mark. The engine was mated to a continuously variable transmission. That difference is misleading, though, as the Compass was a 2014 engine and Jeep promised a more economical engine for 2014. The Patriot will receive that same economical engine in its 2014 garb. Smaller differences were obvious. Compass and Patriot wore the same P215 tires on 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, but the spare was a temporary in the Compass and full-size in the Patriot. The Patriot had an off-road low gear and the Compass did not, somewhat in keeping with the image of both. The Patriot looks like it should go off-road and the Compass does not. Patriot’s square, more up and down structure results in a more tough Jeep sport utility vehicle

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper look. The modified exterior on the Compass, even with the traditional Jeep vertical seven-section grille, results in a look more of a sedan than an SUV. The Patriot’s roof is flat and the Compass roof is rounded. The roof rails with crossbars looked more sensible on the Patriot than the Compass. Rear door handles are positioned in their normal belt-line position on the Patriot but at an upper vertical location on the Compass. There is a rear tow hook on the Patriot and not on the Compass. The tested Patriot was a mid-trim Latitude model and the interior was dressed in ordinary cloth, except for the leather-clad tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The tested Compass was a top-of-the-line Limited model, and tan leather covered both seating rows as well as door panel inserts with elbow rests. Otherwise, interior layout and design were the same right down to the open storage bin above the lockable glove box. Price comparisons are like the cliched apple-orange as the tested Patriot was a 2013 mid-trim model and the Compass a loaded 2014 edition, but both were four-wheel instead of front-wheel-drive Jeeps. For the record, the Patriot’s asking price was $22,880 and that of the Compass was $27,295. Warranties, powertrain and limited, are the same. Both are assembled at Chrysler’s Belvidere plant. Jeep is a division of Chrysler Group, which also includes Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat and Mopar.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – In the coming months, it might not be such a bad idea to clear out any deadwood within your circle of friends, especially if there is a troublemaker among the group. It can result in happier relationships. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – In matters of small consequence, you’re not likely to pay much attention to the details, but if something is important, the opposite will be true. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Don’t be surprised if you don’t grasp the essence of an idea as quickly as you usually do. It’s one of those days when your head is likely to be off in the clouds. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – It behooves you to be more careful concerning your possessions. Pay attention not only to how you handle them, but where you leave them, even for just a minute. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Your friends and family will take you at your word, so think twice before speaking. What you consider to be merely a comment might be taken as a promise. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Since what you do and what you say are likely to be two different things, you could confuse people. Try to be consistent with both your words and your deeds. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Don’t take well-meaning friends’ financial tips as gospel. Before making a major purchase or investment, be sure you know what you’re getting into. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Instead of giving input on a topic that you know little about, just be a good listener. There is a strong chance that if you flap your gums, you will be challenged. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Be wary of anybody, even a trusted friend, trying to pry some confidential information out of you. This person’s motives might be devious. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – It isn’t a great idea to participate in an expensive pastime with a friend who is always reluctant to pay his or her fair share. Why would you expect something to change? PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – If you are having trouble making an important decision, seek advice from more than one person. Each counselor might have some good ideas, but not the complete answer. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Fortunately, you’re prepared to work hard, because advancing your career might not be as easy as it usually is. A strong, concerted effort will be required. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Someone you know has been trying to manipulate others into doing his or her work. Don’t fall prey to such machinations, and try to put a stop to them.

Zack Snyder creates jittery Superman movie Oh Superman, what did you do to deserve Zack Snyder? When Snyder was handed “Man of Steel,” the latest attempt to launch Superman back into the blockbuster stratosphere, comic book fans feared the director of “300” and “Watchmen” was a bad match for the most stolid of superheroes. They were right. Snyder creates a jittery Superman movie with harsh, grainy photography and eardrum-cracking sound effects. The movie starts and ends as a thunderous alien-invasion picture in the Roland Emmerich/Michael Bay vein. Superman is often dwarfed by special effects, a supporting player in his own movie. The shame of it is that Henry Cavill, the latest actor to squeeze into the blue and red costume, is winningly disarming the few times he is allowed to behave like the Superman we all know. Snyder and Warner Bros. can’t be blamed entirely for wanting to shake things up. The previous attempt to revive the character, 2006’s “Superman Returns” (with Brandon Routh wearing the cape) was doomed to blandness because director Bryan Singer envisioned it as a continuation of the Christopher Reeve era – 20 years after the fact. “Man of Steel” instead follows the trendy reboot strategy, retelling the origin story from 1978’s “Superman” in a grittier fashion and also loosely remaking 1981’s “Superman II.” The chief villain here, as in that first sequel, is General Zod (Michael Shannon), the insurrectionist from Superman’s home planet of Krypton. The early scenes of “Man of Steel” follow the early scenes of the 1978 movie in

WESTHOFF REVIEWS Jeffrey Westhoff content. General Zod and his followers are imprisoned in the Phantom Zone for their crimes against Krypton. Meanwhile, Superman’s father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe), is certain Krypton will soon explode and makes plans to rocket his only begotten son, Kal-El, to safety on the faraway planet Earth. Jor-El selects Earth because atmospheric and solar differences will make Kal-El invulnerable and gifted with incredible strength and the ability to fly (or float or whatever, I’ve never been clear on that). “He’ll be a god to them!” Jor-El declares with chilling certainty. Those standard elements of the Superman origin story are presented faithfully enough, but this version’s embellishments are bewildering. Apparently Snyder’s takeaway from the “Star Wars” prequels was that audiences can’t get enough of alien politics. Jor-El blames Krypton’s downfall on its policy of eugenics. No child has been born naturally for centuries, not until Jor-El and wife Lara (Eyelet Zurer) defied the government with baby Kal-El. If the other Kryptonians haven’t been procreating, they sure have been sublimating, because all their spaceships look like reproductive organs. Just as baby Superman is about to crash land in Kansas, the story unexpectedly jumps ahead to reveal Cavill as a fully grown, heavily bearded Clark Kent on a spiritual walkabout, roaming the country and anonymously saving people. Flashbacks reveal his formative years in Smallville

Darkness” wrought similar devastation. Screenwriter David S. Goyer (who worked on the story with Christopher Nolan, fellow architect of the “Dark Knight” trilogy) attempts to balance the darker side of the story by taking the usual symbolism of Superman as Christ figure and preaching it with the restraint of a 1980s televangelist. At least three times Superman holds his arms out in a crucifixion pose. He mentions More Content Now photo Henry Cavill stars as Superman in the film he has been on Earth for 33 years. The “Man of Steal.” kicker arrives when Clark visits a church to ponder whether he with adoptive parents Jonashould sacrifice himself to than and Martha Kent (Kevin save mankind while over Costner and Diane Lane). his shoulder a stained-glass Meanwhile, feisty Daily Jesus agonizes over the same Planet reporter Lois Lane question in the Garden of (Amy Adams) gets wind of Gethsemane. the mysterious wandering Goyer’s script comes savior and digs into the story, across as a biblical text as altering the nature of the Lois well, filled with pompous Lane-Superman relationship declarations about the nature before they even meet. This of Superman’s powers and his is probably the film’s greatest duty to lesser mortals. departure from the characFinding the traditional ter’s legend, but I would argue bright colors of comic book it is a change for the better. movies gauche, Snyder and Lois emerges as smarter, cinematographer Amir Mokri more independent. desaturate everything to an Eventually Zod and his ugly miasma of browns and small army (not just the two greys. Avoid seeing this in co-conspirators from “Super3-D because Snyder uses a man II”) arrive on Earth and handheld camera throughout, threaten to wreak planetary apparently hoping to induce havoc unless the son of Jor-El motion sickness. reveals himself. Even more Cavill is quietly heroic in debates about Kryptonian pola noisy monster of a movie. itics follow until Zod wreaks He deserves a chance to play planetary havoc anyway, Superman with a better script with boilerplate depictions and another director. Sadly, of giant spaceships hoverGoyer and Snyder already ing over cities and causing are booked for the sequel. Lex skyscrapers to crumble. Luthor must be running the It’s been – what? – almost a studio. month since “Star Trek Into

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Woman is left bewildered by relative’s theft Love for dad could Dear Abby: Recently, my cousinin-law, “Carrie,” attended a family party. I was happy to see her because I like her and haven’t seen her since my wedding in 2011. Carrie has been going through a difficult time because of her mother’s death two years ago and her father’s remarriage plans. I know people are prone to do odd things when under stress, but this has me concerned. During the evening, I went to retrieve an item from my handbag. Carrie was with me, and mentioned she loved my purse and then announced she was “stealing it.” I realized it wasn’t a joke when she dumped the contents of my bag on the kitchen counter in front of several family members. She then handed me $10 and put my purse in her car! I was flabbergasted and didn’t know how to react. Although I had mentioned that I bought the bag at a thrift store for less than Carrie gave me, I liked it because it is a vintage item. I don’t think a replacement will easily be found.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips While I was always excited to see Carrie before, I am now leery of seeing her again for fear of a repeat of what she did. Am I wrong to feel offended? Do I have any hope of getting my purse back? – Stupefied In New York Dear Stupefied: Carrie’s behavior was outrageous and may indicate that she has emotional problems that should be addressed. That you would be offended is understandable. That you would be so shocked you didn’t immediately object is also understandable. The only hope of getting your purse back would be to pay this woman a visit, return her money and tell her it’s time to return it. If you’re up to the challenge, she may agree. But don’t count on it. Dear Abby: I have been dating “Wayne” for about a year.

Everything is wonderful, but my problem is he is stingy when it comes to issuing a compliment. I’ll get dressed up – makeup, hair, the whole thing – and ask him what he thinks, and his response is always, “It’s OK. You always look beautiful to me, so you don’t have to dress up.” It’s not like I want him to say I look awful; I just want more of a response than what I’m getting. Any ideas on how to approach this? – Always Beautiful? In Minnesota Dear Always Beautiful: Yes. Approach your boyfriend directly. Tell him there is something you need from him that you’re not getting – and that is acknowledgment when you make a special effort. Explain that while you’re complimented that he thinks you’re always beautiful, you feel let down by his reaction. If he cares about your feelings, he may be a little more generous. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Forgetfulness isn’t always sign of Alzheimer’s Dear Doctor K: My father’s memory has worsened lately, and we suspect he may have Alzheimer’s disease. Can you tell us what is involved in making a diagnosis? Dear Reader: There is no single test for Alzheimer’s disease. Diagnosing it begins with identifying symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and ruling out other possible causes of memory loss. Your father should begin with his primary care physician. This doctor can combine his knowledge of your father and his medical history with results from a physical exam and blood tests. He may discover that your father’s symptoms are related to medications he’s taking or perhaps a medical condition. There are many causes of forgetfulness, confusion and inattentiveness besides Alzheimer’s disease. Most of the patients I have seen who start to worry that they may be developing Alzheimer’s never actually develop the disease. Your father should expect a lot of questions about his memory. And since answering questions about memory and thinking requires memory and thinking, the doctor might want a family member who knows your father well in the room. The questions the doctor is likely to ask include:

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff • How long have you been having problems? • Did the trouble come on gradually or suddenly? • What sorts of things have become hard to remember? • Are your difficulties preventing you from doing ordinary things like cooking or paying the bills? Your father (or his spouse/ caretaker) may need to track his symptoms for several months. This will show if his symptoms are improving, staying the same or getting worse. The physician may refer your father to a neuropsychologist. Neuropsychologists typically use a battery of paper-and-pencil tests, or computer-administered tests, to evaluate cognitive function. The tests assess attention, memory, executive function, language, spatial ability and even mood. A brain scan – usually either computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – may also be done. These scans can help rule out other conditions that could contribute to memory loss. They also can

show shrinkage of the brain in areas that tend to shrink with Alzheimer’s disease, but they cannot identify Alzheimer’s with certainty. However, the ability of other types of brain scans to diagnose Alzheimer’s has improved greatly in recent years. Especially promising is a positron emission tomography (PET) scan that uses a chemical tracer known as PiB. In Alzheimer’s disease, a substance called amyloid-beta slowly gets deposited in the brain. It is invisible on most types of brain scans. However, when PiB is injected into a person’s blood, it binds to amyloid deposits in the brain. When the PET scan is done, it can see all the places where there are amyloid deposits. Tests of chemicals in the spinal fluid, the liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, also show promise in diagnosing Alzheimer’s. Most of these new technologies are still used largely for research. I predict they are going to become important in regular clinical medicine very soon.

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

make him smoke-free

Dr. Wallace: I love my father very much. I had been begging him for more than a year to quit smoking cigarettes because I didn’t want him to die an early death because of his smoking habit. Last Christmas Day, I was thrilled when he told me that he had stopped smoking cigarettes and promised he would never ever smoke another cigarette the rest of his life. I told him that he had just given me the best Christmas gift possible. So far, he has kept his word, and I believe he will never smoke another cigarette again, but another serious problem has arisen. Dad has now started smoking a pipe. He says that pipe tobacco is much less dangerous than cigarette tobacco. Of course, I’m disappointed. Is it possible that smoking a pipe is less dangerous than smoking a cigarette if the smoke is inhaled from each of them? – Nameless, DeKalb, Ill. Dear Nameless: Pipe tobacco smoke contains the same deadly toxins as the smoke of cigarettes and cigars. I am aware that eliminating the nicotine addiction is an enormously difficult task, but the love you have for your father should help bring the desired result -- a “smokefree dad.” Dr. Wallace: I’m an old timer, but I still enjoy reading your teen column, and I wish you would please print my letter. The problem with teens causing trouble in schools today is that teachers are not allowed to paddle unruly students any more. When I was a student at a Catholic school, if a student was unruly, the teacher (a nun) would bring out a ruler and swat the student on the palm of

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace his or her hand. I had the swat only once, and it really hurt so much that I behaved myself from then on. And I never told my parents because they would have used the paddle on my rump. So, I kept my mouth shut about the swat from Sister Mary, as did everybody else in the class because we didn’t want the consequences we would get at home. If schools want the ultimate in a disciplined atmosphere, the paddle for unruly students is a must. Do you agree? – Barney, Athens, Ga. Dear Barney: As a former high school counselor, assistant principal and principal, I felt student control was of the utmost importance, and for those students who were rule breakers, strong, but fair, discipline was rendered, but corporal punishment wasn’t an option. If parents wanted a child of theirs to be disciplined at school by means of corporal punishment, they were invited by me to come to school and do the job. Teachers are trained to teach, not inflict pain on their students. There are more effective forms of discipline, and all involve the teen and his or her parents. But, “Old Timer,” I will agree with you that in many schools the students are “out of control,” and the main blame rests with an inefficient school administration and parents who need to take a course in “How to be a Good Parent.” • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Friday, June 14, 2013


Robertson Davies, a popular Canadian author, said, “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” I suppose that applies to bridge players, except that they must also try to “see” the opposing hands, imagining where the key missing cards lie. And if you can, always assume the worst possible breaks. Agreed, they will not happen often, but when they do, if you can overcome them, you and your partner will be very happy. In this deal, how should South play in six spades? West leads a heart. East wins with his ace and shifts to a diamond. North’s four-spade rebid showed a maximum opening bid with no singleton or void (otherwise, he would have made a splinter bid). South used Blackwood, East doubling North’s five-heart reply to ask for a heart lead. South, not worried about hearts, jumped to six spades. The only potential problem is in the trump suit. Declarer’s inner eye should see that if the four missing cards are divided 2-2 or 3-1, there will be no worries. So, South should assume a 4-0 split. How can he overcome that? If East has all four trumps, declarer is doomed; he must lose a trump trick. But if West has all four, South is safe as long as he starts with his king, keeping dummy’s ace and queen hovering over West’s 10 and jack. When the 4-0 division is disclosed, declarer twice leads spades through West to nullify his trump holding. The eyes have it!

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AUTO MECHANIC Needed for auto repair shop in St. Charles. an experienced (ASE) mechanic to work on all makes and models of cars/LT trucks. Full time days (8-5) position, must work Saturdays, salary depending on experience. Must have own tools. Benefits include: paid vacation, health insurance. Please email resume to: foxrivertireandsupply@

Machine Operator Production Lead Our growing business in Geneva needs a dependable person full time. Will operate an embroidery machine and assist with scheduling production. Must be computer literate & and have strong leadership skills. Call Rick 630-208-9399

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Young female ,very affectionate, found in Cheval De Selle Sub in Elburn on Thursday evening, June 6. 630-365-9351


4N059 Thornley Rd.

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ANOTHER POTPOURRI ESTATE SALE! June 14th and 15th 10 AM to 4 PM *********************** Whole house filled with beautiful antiques and collectibles; oriental carpets. Oil Painting. For list of items and pix go to: Don't miss this sale!

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Fri 6/14 & Sat 6/15 9a-4p 248 East Shannon St. Excellent condition items Range from very fine antiques to Cub Cadet mower to toys, antique oak refectory dining room table/chairs, Wurlitzer upright piano, Hand built grandfather's clock, appliances, bunk/bedroom suite China cabinet, vintage Italian pram/buggy. 630-365-9498

FRI & SAT JUNE 14 & 15 8AM - 3PM 40W718 Campton Woods Drive Off of La Fox Rd. Kohler vintage tub, Craftsman riding mower, table & chairs, snowblower, household items

2N356 Beith Rd Corner of Rt. 38 & Beith Furniture, household, lots of kids & adult clothing, linens, refrigerator, golf clubs, electronics, sports collectibles, appliances, drum set, tools, and more.

GENEVA 2083 FARGO BLVD. Thurs-Sat, 8-4

Multi-Family Electronics, ,bikes, furniture, strollers, toys, tons of clothes, books, kitchenware, 8 per coleman tent and much more.

GENEVA ELBURN GARAGE SALE American Girl, pecan coffee table, furniture, bikes, sports cards (game-used grab bag), sewing machine, movies, books, toys, clothes: adult and teen girls, Pfaltzgraff dishes, much misc. 8AM-3PM June 14-15, Friday-Saturday. 0N320 & 324 Dooley Dr. Mill Creek Subdivision

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Cheval DeSelle Sub.

4N637 CITATION LN. Between 38 & 64, East of Anderson Rd. Clothing, household items, puzzles, books, holiday décor, fishing rods, reels & MORE!

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212 WEST STREET Thur 6/13 9-3 Fri 6/14 9-3 Sat 6/15 8-12 Multi-Family sale with loads of brand name girl clothes from baby through teen. Lots of shoes! Entertainment center. Table. Outdoor playset. Granite countertop. Books. Toys.


Shadow Creek Sub. 2726 Miller Rd behind Marshalls Fri and Sat 8-2 HUGE 3 family sale! Furniture, decor, art, vintage, ladies teen clothes. Lots of Misc. All MUST GO! Geneva

829 CASEY LN. Off of Air Port Rd. Kids clothes, Kirby vacuum, king size headboard, 2 counter top chairs, videos, household items & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!



MULTI FAMILY SALE ALL IN ONE LOCATION Batavia, 4 Garage Sales, 506, 515, 528, 535 Iroquois Dr. Fri 6/14 & Sat 6/15 June 14 & 15, 8- 3:00pm 8a-5p Baby items, collectibles, art,

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Glassware, New Drapes, Sewing Machine Table, 75 Danielle Steele Hardcover Books, Linens, Small Kitchen Appliances, PartyLite Items, Men and Womens Clothing. Numerous household items, too much to list. Massive clean-out. Everything must go.


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524 WAUBONSEE TRAIL Whole House Sale!

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DEL WEBB ESTATE SALE 13320 Honeysuckle Dr.


320 Suffield Ct Fri 6/14 9-4 & Sat 6/15 9-3. Multi-family Sale. Something for everyone. Household items, DVDs, furniture, baby clothes, baby swings, toys, kids clothes & more!


SAT. JUNE 22nd 8AM - 4PM Rain or Shine! Over 75 Homes Participating!! Food Booths Too!!

FRI & SAT JUNE 14 & 15 9AM - 3PM 465 PRAIRIE VIEW DR. Power tools, kids clothing & toys, household items & MUCH MORE!


THURS, FRI, SAT JUNE 13, 14, 15 9AM - 3PM

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1735 S. 7 Ave. 4052 Prairie Crossing Dr. RiversEdge Subdivision across from St. Charles North High School Friday & Saturday June 14 & 15 8A-2P Games, some furniture, clothes, & much more!!

Between Rt 64 & 38, Corner of 7th & Moore New/Like new items, arts & crafts, kitchen & household, bird & dog cages, toys, clothes, & miscellaneous.


FRI & SAT JUNE 14 & 15 9AM - 5PM

FRI 6/14 and SAT 6/15 from 8am-4pm


Boys infant-toddler clothes, toys, chicco infant car seat w/ 2 bases and stroller, crib bedding set, swings, walker, bouncer, kitchen items, furniture, contractor tools, saws, tile saws, gas grill, compressors, Yamaha Grizzly 660 ATV.

Household goods, golf clubs, tools & MORE!!


Friday June 14th and Saturday June 15th

Crane Rd, turn toward River, turns into Meadow, Meadow to Park

Tools, Baby items, Baby & Kids Furniture, new household items, and much more

Vintage books, games, art, Pinterest, painted furniture, men's items, garden & plants!


St. Charles Friday & Saturday 8am - 3pm

NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE Homes near Wild Rose School

36W783 Red Haw Ln.

FRI, JUNE 14 8:00-4:00

Antiques, furniture, toys, household goods, games, DVDs, CDs, books, jewelry, clothes & much, much more.

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Thurs-Sat 6/13-6/15 9am-4pm 42W664 Whirlaway Dr

909 Prairie

Saturday, June 15, 9-3.

Carpet Cleaner, Firewood, Lawn Mower, Nice Teen Clothes, and Much Misc.



St. Charles 3 Family

FRI & SAT JUNE 14 & 15 8AM - 4PM

Sat, 9am-4pm Sun, 9am-2pm

1426 S. 4th St. Couch, Beds, Book Cases, Antique Buffet & China Cabinet, End Tables, Bedding, Clothes, and much more... EVERYTHING MUST GO!


PARISH WIDE RUMMAGE SALE St. Peter's Episcopal Church 218 Somonauk St. Pre-Sale Friday 6/14 from 4-7 pm with $1 admission. All day Saturday 6/15 8a to 4p Huge sale - items too numerous to list. Furniture, housewares, crafts, games, electronics, sports equipment, pet supplies etc.

FRI & SAT 8:00-5:00 June 14 & 15 808 North 5th Ave.

801 WESTFIELD DR. Kids clothes, bike, golf clubs, toys, household items,


SYCAMORE YARD SALE 6/15 121 MASON CT. Baby/toddler clothes, toys,gear, car seats, 2 strollers (one Phil+Ted), crib, change table, toddler bed, women's clothes 12-20, linen, ornaments, kitchen stuff, furniture.


South of Davis School

Kane County Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

Refrigerator: Whirlpool, 20 cu ft White, Excellent Condition $150 630-406-6350 Stove – Kenmore – Gas – Black – 8 Years Old $150 630-803-7791 Days 9am-5pm

Desk – Teak, 4 drawers - 2 lock 53” x 23” $40 630-879-5196 pm Desk – Walnut, Vintage, Well Made & Sturdy w/Smooth Gliding Drawers 30” x 60” x 32” $400 630-947-3282 after 6pm Filing Cabinet: Hon Brigade 600 Series – Lateral, Putty, 4 Drawers, Excellent Condition, 53” x 42” x 19-1/4 $400 630-947-3282 aft. 6pm Kitchen Table – Oak w/18” Leaf, 6 Chairs, 3 Bar Stools, 29-1/2” x 60” x 38” $400 630-947-3282 aft. 6pm Oak Dresser – 4 Drawers, 40-3/4”x 33” x 17” Good Working Condition $100 630-947-3282 aft. 6pm Oak Table - old on wooden wheels, 3 leafs, refinished $120 630-879-5196 evenings

Hot Tub – Outside Use, 6', Aqua Blue, Octagon, Disassembled, Extra Parts, Cash and Carry Available. $300 630-513-1858

BIKE: Schwin 1970's Varsity 10 speed, Red, 27”, Original Tape, Good Condition, Brakes, Seat, Tires. $100 630-947-3282 aft. 6pm

Rocker for Child - White Wicker $65 847-464-5543

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

815-814-1964 or

from the Kane County Poor Farm. Lamp. Beige. 30', 45 spindles, newel post, $30 OBO $1800. 630-232-0123 815-505-3308 – 815-517-1144 Canister Set – China – Cream & Mirror with black wood frame. Gold – Complete w/Hanging $40 OBO. Shelf 1900's $75 815-505-3308 - 815-517-1144 630-232-7138 9am-6pm Serger – ELNA PRO 905 – Includes Doll – American Girl – Molly All Accessories, Elna Workbook, w/Trunk – Clothes – Acessories Threads, Books $100 Never Played With. $70 630-232-7138 9am-6pm 630-232-7138 9am-6pm PATIO SET - Metal, 3 piece curved with cushions, $125/all. 847-464-5543 WHEATIES BOX COLLECTION 122 boxes. Not selling individuals boxes. 847-515-8012 Wicker Settee & Chair Antique with cushions, good cond! $150 847-464-5543 WINE PRESS ~ IRON. 3 legs, also a grape grinder for making wine or display. $375/ea. 847-464-5543

Schwinn – Ladies/Girls Collegiate Sport 5 – Blue & White – Chrome Fenders – 3spd- Front & Rear Reflectors $95obo 630-584-9277 afternoons

Bowflex Sport – Complete w/Booklet $400 630-361-5836 pm

Multiple Family Quality Items Home Goods, Lawn & Garden, Collectibles, Toys & much more!

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Antiques, vintage, and Provincial furniture, area rugs, lamps, glassware, household miscellaneous, ping-pong and pool tables, ½ HP compressor, wheelchair, 1920's unique fireplace/gas grate, 1996 Cadillac

Bathroom Vanity 24”W Med Oak, 48”One Piece Vanity & Sink Off White w/Gold Swirls, 42” Med Oak Medicine Cabinet, $50/ea. 815-991-5721 After 6pm


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Estate and Garage Sale

COUCH – 3 Cushion, Wood Frame, Good Condition. $30 630-232-8843 am

JUST ANIMALS LOW COST VACCINE CLINICS Thursday June 20th 3-7pm SIERS FEED AND PET SUPPLY Elgin, IL Cat & Dog Exams $10 Most Vaccines $12 Heartworm Tests & Microchips $20 By Appointment Only 815-830-6568


1850's Black Walnut Railing

FRI. 8-3 & SAT. 8-2 12 string guitar and case, karaoke machine, various household items and clothes.

Rain or shine

St. Charles



Multi Family Garage Sale 1001 & 1003 King Edward Ave


St. Charles


4N016 Spur Lane

(Rt.31) near office

(off Smith Road)

Coffee Table. $30 815-505-3308 - 815-517-1144

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Home Gym. Powerhouse Weight System. $100 630-673-3672 Treadmill. Cadence 70E. $100 630-673-3672 Weight Bench. Weider. Leg Curl. $100 630-673-3672

Book Case. 2 doors. 31X53x14” $50 847-464-5543

China Cabinet - With light

+ real china, set of 6, $300. Sleigh Bed, $30. Pedestal coffee table, solid oak, $30. 331-248-0399


1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartia- Immaculate, all original, one owner. $11,000 815-508-2916 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Low miles, all the extras! 815-508-2916

LAWN MOWER - TORO 22”, self propelled, electric start. Mulcher, $275. 630-232-1982 MALIBU LIGHTS (as is) approximately 80 lights. 9 transformers. 200 feet wire, includes spot lights & step lights. All lights work. North Aurora. 630-892-4564. $60 obo

2000 Mercury Mountaineer

Premier Edition with all available accessories including CD changer & sunroof. Very clean and only 130,000 miles. Everything works. New tires! I'll show you the CarFax! $4900. Call Mike 815-761-7867


1999 Chevrolet Trailblazer

105,000 miles. Loaded. Good condition. Asking $4,000. Call Kay anytime at 815-756-7672.

24' extension, 8' A-frame and a 5' A frame, $100/all. 630-715-4934 Machinist Tool Box. Kennedy 525. 8 drawers. MC28 – 2 drawers. All for $200. 847-464-5543

Car Top Carrier $75

630-377-2242 China Set – 12 settings, White w/Gold Trim, All Extra Serving Pieces. $65 630-879-5196 pm FISHER BOY CONCRETE STATUE with hat. $165. 847-515-8012

1999 OLDS Silhouette Mini Van Gold Premier Ed, beige lthr, new brakes, tires, shocks, battery. Good condition, $2900. 630-377-0628

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SHERIFF'S NO: 13 SCH 1023 STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, an Illinois Bank Association Plaintiff, vs. MARTIN LARA, MARIA LOURDES LARA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Gen. No. 12 CH 1713 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure herein entered, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, will on July 25, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Judicial Center, Room JC 100, 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as follows: Lot 4 in Block 7 of Grand View Addition to Elgin, in the City of Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. Common Address: 850 Bellevue Ave., Elgin, IL 60120-0812 PIN: 06-12-183-014


This property is commonly known as 850 Bellevue Ave., Elgin, IL 60120, and is residential real estate.

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

Terms of Sale: This residential real estate is being sold in an "As Is condition" for cash, 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours by certified funds. No refunds.

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2008 Class A motor home Forest River Georgetown 35ft, 3 slides, 26K mi., fully loaded, exc. cond., $57,500 630-470-5203

For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact: Mr. Jeff Pedersen Vice President Commercial Lending State Bank of Illinois 11100 Front Street Mokena, IL 60448 Direct: 708.482.2929 Main: 708.479.2185 Dated: June 10, 2013

1981 YAMAHA MAXIM XJ550, 29K, Chain, Sprocket, Tires, Seat new within 400 miles. Stored 8 years. Needs battery. $600 630-584-3867 1995 Honda GL 1500 Goldwing, Interstate, 40,000 Miles, Red, Some Extras, Great Shape, $5500. 630-746-9944

Drum Set. Astro. 5 drums, 2 cymbals. $100. 630-673-3672

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/s/ Patrick B. Perez By: SHERIFF OF KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Attorney for State Bank of Illinois:

Mark Schuster, #2519089 Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster & Braithwaite, LLC Larkin Avenue #100 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 1250 Elgin, Illinois 60123 Red, backrest, shield,12.2K mi. (847) 742-8800



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ge of June 11, 2013. A copy of the s/s Alvin L. Catella full Ordinance and the Department Attorney of Labor determination is available for inspection by any interested par(Published in the Kane County ty in the main office of the CUSD Chronicle May 31, June 7, 14, #303 at 201 South 7th Street, St. 2013) Dated: June 10, 2013 Charles, and to any employer; asST. CHARLES ~ MEN ONLY sociation of employers and any Free utils, incl cable & internet /s/ Patrick B. Perez person or employee or association (except phone). $120/week. PUBLIC NOTICE By: SHERIFF OF KANE COUNTY, of employees who have filed, or file 630-370-2823 or 630-377-2823 ILLINOIS their names and addresses, reLEGAL NOTICE questing copies of the same. Attorney for State Bank of Illinois: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CUSD #303 BEFORE THE Mark Schuster, #2519089 201 South 7th Street CITY OF ST. CHARLES Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster St. Charles, IL 60174 ST. CHARLES PLAN COMMISSION & Braithwaite, LLC Kane County Off/Ware Space 1250 Larkin Avenue #100 1,568sf - 19,000sf. Notice is hereby given that a pubElgin, Illinois 60123 (Published in the Kane County Docks/Drive-Ins lic hearing will be held by the Plan Chronicle June 14, 2013.) (847) 742-8800 Aggressive Move-In Package Commission of the City of St. BATAVIA 630-355-8094 (Published in the Kane County Charles, Illinois on Tuesday, July 2, 1 BR starting at $860-$870 PUBLIC NOTICE Chronicle, June 14, 21, 28, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the City 2 BR starting at $980-$1000 Council Chambers of the Municipal 2013.) 3 BR TH starting at $1280 Building at 2 East Main Street, St. LEGAL NOTICE 630-879-8300 Charles, Illinois. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear testimony NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS and make a recommendation to BEFORE THE CITY OF 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550the City Council concerning a proST. CHARLES PLAN COMMISSION $625 Clean Quiet country setting, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT posed amendment to Title 17 enticlose to downtown Genoa. Lots of OF THE SIXTEENTH tled "Zoning" of the St. Charles Mu- Notice is hereby given that a updates. Call 815-784-4606 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT nicipal Code (the Zoning Ordi- public hearing will be held by the KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS nance), described as follows: Plan Commission of the City of St. WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA Minocqua, WI 2+ Bedroom newer house, 2 car garage, base1.5 bath, year round on Minocqua ment, backyrd. Start July 1. $1590 Chain. Cable, internet, natural gas. 10 mins from DeKalb. 847-338-5588 100', lake frontage, deck, garage. $345,000 630-232-0123

nding State Bank of Illinois 11100 Front Street Mokena, IL 60448 Direct: 708.482.2929 Main: 708.479.2185

OneWest Bank, FSB (d/b/a Financial Freedom, a division of OneWest Bank, FSB), Plaintiff, vs. Phyllis Sauer, as Administrator, PUBLIC NOTICE GENEVA - 2 bedroom upper United States of America – Secreapartment / house with a deck tary of Housing and Urban Develoverlooking Fox River. New IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE opment; State of Illinois – DepartSIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT carpet, 1 block from town in a ment of Healthcare and Family SerKANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS great neighborhood. $750/mo vices; Unknown Heirs and Legatees plus utilities. 847-652-4056 of Luanne C. Mushrush; Thomas SHERIFF'S NO: 13 SCH 1023 Mushrush; Sandy Newman; Paula Geneva ~ lrg 2BR, sunroom, Mushrush Terry; Jose Searrano; Unfireplace, W/D, $950/mo. STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, an known Owners and Nonrecord Illinois Bank Association Call 630-640-9688 Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as SpePlaintiff, cial Representative for Luanne C. SOUTH ELGIN ~ LARGE 2BR vs. S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. MARTIN LARA, MARIA LOURDES Mushrush (deceased); Leigh A. Sauer III, Defendants. Garage, $820 + utilities. LARA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND 630-841-0590 NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Case No. 12 CH 03223 St. Charles - Newly Renovated Defendants. Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 Notice to Heirs and Legatees. NoNO PETS! 630-841-0590 Gen. No. 12 CH 1713 tice is hereby given to you, the UnNOTICE OF SHERIFF'S St. Charles - Upper 4 Room, 1BA known Heirs and Unknown LegaFORECLOSURE SALE in charming older home. Kitch Skytees of the decedent, Luanne C. light. Laundry, Garage. No SmokMushrush, that on May 7, 2013, ing/Dogs. $850. 630-232-0303. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an order was entered by the Court, pursuant to a Judgment for Fore- naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. st ST. CHARLES 1 MO FREE! closure herein entered, the Sheriff of Washington Street, Suite 100, Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cook- Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. ing gas, Appliances & laundry. will on July 25, 2013, at the hour (630) 420-8228, as the Special of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Representative of the above named 630-584-1685 Judicial Center, Room JC 100, decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illi- (Death of a Party). The cause of nois 60175, sell at public auction action for the Foreclosure of a certo the highest and best bidder, tain Mortgage upon the premises property legally described as fol- commonly known as: 442 Bliss St. Charles/West Side 2 Bedroom lows: Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Upper unit, 1 bath, W/D in bldg. No pets, $800/mo + security dep. Lot 4 in Block 7 of Grand View (Published in the Kane County 630-584-1674 Addition to Elgin, in the City of Chronicle June 14, 21, 28, 2013) Elgin, Kane County, Illinois.


DeKalb - Newer End Unit 3 BR, 2 1/2 Bath, Vault Ceilings Washer/Dryer, Basement, Storage 2 Car Garage. $1200 / month 630-217-7061

Common Address: 850 Bellevue Ave., Elgin, IL 60120-0812 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE PIN: 06-12-183-014 SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS This property is commonly known as 850 Bellevue Ave., Elgin, Case No. 13 MR 525 IL 60120, and is residential real NOTICE OF PUBLICATION estate. REGARDING NAME CHANGE

Public notice is hereby given that on 08/13/13, in Courtroom No, 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 am or as soon thereafter as this matter may be heard, a Petition will ST. CHARLES – Cute 3BR 1BA be heard in said Courtroom for the ranch, gar. Full base. Fenced in For information regarding this real change of name(s) of Mohammed yard. New Appliances. $1495/mo. estate, interested parties may con- Mustafa to Mohammed Mustafa tact: 847-468-0081 Rashid pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq.. Follow Mr. Jeff Pedersen Kane County Chronicle Vice President Dated 5/29/13 at St. Charles, Illion Twitter Commercial Lending nois @kcchronicle Terms of Sale: This residential Laundry room, 1 car garage, close real estate is being sold in an "As Is to town. $850/mo + $850 sec, condition" for cash, 10% down utilities not incl. 630-326-9898 by certified funds, balance within 24 hours by certified funds. No refunds.


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Charles, Illinois on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 2 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear testimony and make a recommendation to the City Council concerning a proposed amendment to Title 17 entitled "Zoning" of the St. Charles Municipal Code (the Zoning OrdiAll persons who want to attend nance), described as follows: the public hearing to observe, ask questions, or offer testimony are A petition filed by the City of welcome to do so. Anyone wish- St. Charles requesting an ing to be heard for or against the amendment to Chapter 17.08 proposed amendment may submit "Nonconformities", Section statements orally or in writing or 17.08.060 "Nonconforming both. A copy of the petition requestSigns" pertaining to the removal ing said amendment is on file and of nonconforming signs mountis available for inspection during ed on a pole, pylon, foundation, normal business hours at the St. or other supporting structure, Charles Planning Office, Two East and all signs other than freeMain Street, St. Charles, Illinois and standing that do not conform to (Published in the Kane County Carso Auto Sales at the St. Charles Public Library, Chronicle, May 31, June 7, 14, the standards of Title 17 within Adult Reference Desk, One South eight (8) years of the effective located at 2013) Sixth Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois. date of Title 17. 1509 5th Avenue, Aurora, IL Get the job you want at 60504 Dated this 14th day of June, 2013. All persons who want to attend the public hearing to observe, ask questions, or offer testimony are Plan Commission of the welcome to do so. Anyone wishCity of St. Charles, Illinois ing to be heard for or against the Todd Wallace, Chairman. proposed amendment may submit (Published in the Kane County statements orally or in writing or both. A copy of the petition requestChronicle June 14, 2013) ing said amendment is on file and is available for inspection during normal business hours at the St. PUBLIC NOTICE Charles Planning Office, Two East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois and LEGAL NOTICE at the St. Charles Public Library, Adult Reference Desk, One South NOTICE OF Sixth Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois. PREVAILING WAGE RATES

A petition filed by the City of St. Charles requesting amendments to Chapter 17.24 “Off-Street Parking, Loading & Access”, Section 17.24.070 “Design of Off-Street Parking Facilities” pertaining to requirements for access drives (driveways) for one/single and two-family dwellings.

TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Education of the CUSD #303 of St. Charles, pursuant to “An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the State, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works,” approved June 11, 2013, as amended, has determined on, and as effective from June 11, 2013, that the general prevailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics, and other workers engaged in the construction of public works coming under jurisdiction of the CUSD #303 is the same as determined by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois for DuPage and Kane Counties as

Dated this 14th day of June, 2013. Plan Commission of the City of St. Charles, Illinois Todd Wallace, Chairman. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 14, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on June 4, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting

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