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HOLY COW BATAVIA STATUE ALONG ROUTE 25 BRINGS OOHS AND AAHS FROM COMMUTERS. PAGE 8 Shea Lazansky – slazansky@shawmedia.com

Mike McCormick stands next to Melba the Route 25 Cow in front of his home in Batavia. McCormick and his wife, Kelly, decorate it for major holidays such as Christmas and Memorial Day.

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Escape to your own backyard this summer PARK PERSPECTIVES Natalie Seidel Ever find yourself thinking, “I need a vacation from my vacation ... .” Between wrangling up children, packing suitcases and dodging crowds, summer getaways have become stressful. The Wall Street Journal finds, “Airport crowds are expected to be the largest in the U.S. since 2008.” In general, large crowds and hot-weather thunderstorms disrupt flight schedules causing summertime flights to run later. According to AAA, gas prices in Illinois are on a hot streak with the highest averages in the continental U.S. As of earlier this month, the average price of gasoline in the Chicago metro area was about $4.41 per gallon. So, why endure the expensive miseries of travel when there is so much to do in your own backyard? Movies in the Park – Catch a free, outdoor Movie in the Park. On July 11, enjoy “The Sandlot” at Eagle Brook Park, and Aug. 8, see “Wreck-It Ralph” at Moore Park. Both screenings begin at 8:30 p.m. Concerts in the Park – This summer’s Concerts in the Park series is back at Island Park on Wednesdays in July. Concerts in the Park will feature Mr. Myers on July 10, White Saddle Band on July

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The Butterfly House at Peck Farm Park in Geneva offers fun for families. 17, Dueling Pianos on July 24 and Spoken Four on July 31. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Stone Creek Mini Golf – This Friday and Saturday, enjoy Twilight Golf Nights at Stone Creek Mini Golf from 9 p.m. to midnight. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, enjoy 25 percent off admission on the 25th of each month through August, or two-for-one admission every Tuesday. Peck Farm Park – Peck Farm Park boasts an entire day of

free, family-fun activities. Pack a picnic before hiking around Peck Lake, biking along trails or cooling down inside the historical Peck House. Donate a few dollars to see live butterflies in the Butterfly House. Plus, enjoy free concerts at Peck the last Sundays of June and August from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunset Pool – Splash into fun at Sunset Pool. Chill out with poolside screenings of

“SpongeBob SquarePants” on June 27, “Brave” on July 25 and “Hotel Translyvania” on Aug. 15 at Flick n’ Float Nights. Or get some alone time while your teens enjoy exclusive access to the pool during Teen Nights on June 26, July 12 and Aug. 1. Finally, be transported to a Hawaiian paradise at our Midsummer Luau with authentic Hawaiian entertainment and dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. July 19. Plan ahead to make the most of your stay-cation. Finish off any chores or housework so you won’t be tempted once your time off begins. Follow a set of rules-tobreak routine and mimic a traditional vacation. For example, ignore pesky work emails and turn off cellphones. Document your stay-cation with photos and souvenirs. If you’re especially proud of any photographs, send them to marketing@genevaparks.com for use in our seasonal brochures and other marketing materials. For information on ways to enjoy summer in your own backyard, call the Geneva Park District at 630-232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks. org.

• Natalie Seidel is the marketing coordinator for the Geneva Park District and can be reached at 630-232-4542. Email her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS On page 8 of the June 18 edition of the Kane County Chronicle, a headline for a brief was incorrect. The United Methodist Church of Geneva held its Third Tuesday Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 18. The event is held the third Tuesday of every month. The Chronicle regrets the error. ••• Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; email, editorial@kcchronicle.com

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Where did you grow up? Geneva Pets? A golden retriever named Sassy Who would play you in the movie of your life? Rachel McAdams First job? I worked for my dad at his warehouse. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted

to be either a ballerina or an ice skater. Now I’m hoping to be a chef working at Disney. A book you’d recommend? “Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue,” by Paul Woodruff Do you speak another language? I’m studying Japanese. Favorite local restaurant? Villa Verone in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? When Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard, he rescued my grandma in a pool. And my dad, Larry Denna, was Ronald Reagan’s driver for a short time when he was governor.

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State Rep. Hatcher to visit Elburn Village Hall WHAT: State Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, is again this summer taking her office on the road to meet with local residents in communities. WHEN: Hatcher will appear from 9 a.m. to

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Sugar Grove Chamber plans golf outing WHAT: The Sugar Grove Community Golf Outing Event will be hosted by the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry. WHEN: Starts at 11 a.m. June 28 with a buffet lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 12:15 p.m. WHERE: Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Lane, Sugar Grove INFO: Contact Chamber Executive Director Shari Baum at 630-466-7895 or visit www. sugargrovechamber.org.

Campton Township plans open house WHAT: Campton Township will host an open house at the Town Hall. Volunteers have put together several exhibits on township government, Campton Township and the township’s open space program. Residents are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE: On the southwest corner of Route 64 and Town Hall Road in Wasco INFO: Contact Campton Township at www. camptontownship.com or 630-387-1016.

Ride and Rally Against Cancer starts in Elburn WHAT: Motorcyclists are invited to the fifth annual Ride and Rally Against Cancer event. The event benefits the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund. WHEN/WHERE: Starts with a breakfast event at 9 a.m. Sunday at Knucklehead’s Tavern, 108 E. North Ave., Elburn. The first bikes are to leave Knucklehead’s at 11 a.m. and end at Fatsoz, 959 Villa St., Elgin. COST: Registration fees are $25 per bike and $15 per additional passenger. Registration is available on the Ride and Rally website. Riders can save $5 by registering online by Friday. INFO: Details are available online at www. rideandrally.org. For information about the organization, visit the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund website at www.andrealynn.org.

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WHAT: The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is now accepting contestants for the new “Chop Cooking Contest.” Each contestant will be given five items that must be used in a recipe. Other ingredients may be added to the dish as long as the five selected ingredients are included. WHEN: The contestants will be given the five items at approximately 10 a.m. on July 27 (day of the event). They will take the ingredients home, prepare their own dish and return to the specified location by 2:30 p.m. The Corn Boil runs from July 26 to 28. COST: The sponsor fee is $100 and will cover the cost of the food for a single contestant along with an apron imprinted with the sponsor’s logo and information. Sponsors will be assigned to contestants in random order. Contestants and sponsors may contact Dave Ritchey at 630-913-9663. INFO: For information about the Corn Boil, visit www.sugargrovecornboil.org.

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Swedish Days opens to big crowds By BRENDA SCHORY

“Lots of people from out of town and locals mixed in as well out to support the community. ... That’s what it’s all about.”

bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Swedish Days opened Tuesday to a butter-yellow sun in a bright blue sky, a sweep of light clouds and a mild breeze, a perfect start to the six-day festival in downtown Geneva. Crowds packed Third Street, listening to concerts on the lawn, eating everything from roast beef sandwiches to roasted ears of corn and shopping. “As long as she’s shopping, she’s happy,” said Gary Noland of North Aurora, sitting on a bench with his wife, Judy Noland, and a cousin, Karen Neill, of San Diego. “And as long as she’s happy, I’m happy.” Noland was finishing up the last of his Italian beef sandwich, his wife was eating a roasted ear of sweet corn, and Neill was enjoying a Ream’s bratwurst replete with mustard. “I came for the food because you can’t get these out in California,” Neill said. “I traveled 1,800 miles to help my parents, but we came here to have a break, and it was a nice break.” A train display at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., also served as a big attraction. Amy Conley of Geneva and her two sons, Andrew, 6, and Grant, 3, stood watching seven model trains as they meandered through an elaborate setup, hauling cargo and people. “We’ve been here all morning,” said Conley, as her sons gazed at the model engines at work. “We’re having a great time. We have been here at the history center all day, watching the trains. We’re go-

Mackenzie Carroll Clerk at Circa talking about the festival

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ABOVE: Charlie Naylor (left) and Max Naylor, both 3, from Geneva, pose in their Viking hats Tuesday during the Swedish Days Festival in downtown Geneva. LEFT: Crowds pack Third Street during the Swedish Days Festival. To see more photos, visit kcchronicle.com.

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ing to walk up and down the street and probably find some lunch.” “We have been busy, lots of families and kids to see the train show and the exhibits,” history center curator Jessica Strube said. “We are charging admission, but that’s not de-

terring anyone.” The history center also is offering a walking taco for a walking tour of 25 historical buildings in downtown Geneva. Executive Director Terry Emma described a walking taco. “You take a small bag of

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Fritos, you cut off the top, you smoosh it a little bit,” said Emma, speaking from a booth just outside the history center. “You add a scoop of meat, and you do cheese, lettuce, sour cream and taco sauce, put a spoon in it, and you go.” Lynda Johnson, secretary

of the history center board, suggested the walking taco in connection with the walking tour. By early afternoon, they sold 50 walking tacos and tour guides, and plan to be open for the entire festival. “We have 400 pounds of taco meat waiting in the freezer,” Emma said. Mackenzie Carroll, a clerk at Circa selling items at a sidewalk sale, said business was good and lots of people liked their signs, proclaiming, among other things, “Sweet Home Geneva.” “Lots of people from out of town and locals mixed in as well out to support the community,” Carroll said. “That’s what it’s all about. And everyone loves our signs.” Maureen Cosyns and Shari Kelly of Embassy Group, an office they rent above the history center, were walking around their very first Swedish Days with Cosyns’ Great Dane, Emma. “The crowds, the music, the food – it’s perfect weather,” Cosyns said. “I had a pork chop sandwich – it was delicious.” “I had cheese curds,” Kelly said. “We’re going to the concert later to hear 7th Heaven,” Cosyns said.

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Knight Run benefits Kaneland Foundation By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com MAPLE PARK – When putting together a fundraising run for the Kaneland Foundation, Eric Baron sought an event that would draw participation from several members of local families. He found that in the Knight Run, which will be Friday night at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Friday, with a quarter-mile kids track run. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a mile-long fun run and walk. And at 8 p.m., there will be a 5K cross country race. The entry fees are $5 for for the quarter-mile, $10 for the mile and $20 for the 5k. Baron, Kaneland High School’s head track coach, said it was encouraging to see participants 6 years old and younger for the quar-

If you go The Knight Run 5K starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. For information, visit www. kaneland.org, call 630-365-8295 or send an email to beth.sterkel@ kaneland.org.

ter-mile. “My favorite part last year was the little kids run-

ning at the very beginning,” Baron said. The race had 125 participants last year, and organizers are hoping for more this year. Baron said the event drew a mix of participants last year – members of the school’s track and cross country teams, other youths and parents. He said it is run at night because it’s kind of a play on words – the Knight Run. Also, he said, there are no concerns about darkness

Friday. The event will be entirely on the Kaneland campus. The event is billed as “spectator-friendly,” with participants finishing on the Kaneland track. The Kaneland Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports students at Kaneland School District 302. For information, visit www.kaneland.org, call 630365-8295 or email beth.sterkel@kaneland.org.

Today marks Lazarus House Good Neighbor Day KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Today is Lazarus House Good Neighbor Day in St. Charles, a designation that began from a proclamation by former Mayor Don DeWitte. “We are forever grateful to former Mayor Don DeWitte for proclaiming June 19 as Lazarus House Good Neighbor Day, for that

gives us a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness on the issue of homelessness,” Executive Director Liz Eakins said in a written statement. “When the public drives by our buildings, most have no idea what is inside. At this moment, we are housing and feeding over 50 people daily from our community. These are people who are counting on us for a ‘hand

up,’ and we are privileged and honored to provide exactly that.” Now entering its 16th year, Lazarus House has served hundreds of people at risk of homelessness. The shelter provides a safe home with caring hospitality, nourishing meals and customized case management to help its shelter and transitional living guests address their issues and regain

independence. Its rental assistance program monthly helps 38 households who might face eviction if it weren’t for the grant-funded rental subsidies and support services Lazarus House provides. Donations are welcome to support the daily operations and may be made online at www.lazarushouseonline. com or by mail at Lazarus

House, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, IL 60174. Lazarus House is a nonprofit charitable organization, so gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Lazarus House serves those connected to St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and rural Kane County. Those needing shelter may call 630-587-2144. Those seeking rent or utility assistance may call 630-587-5872.

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ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, will host a free webinar, “Using Research Monitor to Grow Your Business,” for business owners and professionals at noon and 6 p.m. June 26. The webinar will be led by Sabrina Kinckle of Euromonitor. Learn how to leverage market

research for business growth, analyze industry markets, understand domestic and international marketplace, gain insights about competitors and potential customers, and identify areas of opportunity both nationally and internationally. For information, visit www. stcharleslibrary.org or call 630584-0076. – Kane County Chronicle

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8LOCAL BRIEFS ST. CHARLES – Vacation Bible school at the Congregational United Church of Christ at 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd. in St. Charles will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 to 18, as well as a family celebration at 5 p.m. July 18. Children from 4 years old through fifth grade are welcome. The theme is, “Where God’s World Comes Together.” Registration forms are available at www.uccstc. org.

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Evening of Kundalini Kriyas in Batavia BATAVIA – Jenny Bergold and Diamond have planned an evening of Kundalini Kriyas, meditations and a crystal singing bowl sound healing at 6:30 p.m. July 21 at Shine, 5 N. River St., Batavia. The first Sutra in Kundalini Yoga is “recognize that the other person is you.” Learn how to release negativity and fear to live a life of bliss and love. The cost is $25. For information, call 630-482-9700 or send email to you@justshine.com.

Steel Beam Theatre to host ‘Icarus’s Mother’ ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre, at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles, is presenting Sam Shepard’s one-act play “Icarus’s Mother” for one weekend only as a special event. The play is about a picnic, so the audience will “picnic” on food donated by Noodles and Company and The Spice House, Geneva, with

complimentary beer and wine included. Food service begins at 7 p.m., with curtain at 8:15 p.m. July 12 and 13. Tickets for this special fundraising event are $45 per person and may be purchased at www.SteelBeamTheatre.com or by phone at 630-945-0052.

Forest preserve district to hold five-day camps ST. CHARLES – During fiveday nature camps from the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, children explore the woods and fields with naturalist staff. Those interested can register for full-day camps at Creek Bend Nature Center, for children entering third through fifth grade. Camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $110 per child. Available weekly sessions include Monday to June 28, and July 8 to July 12. Creek Bend Nature Center is within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. For information or to register, call the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 847-741-8350 or email programs@kaneforest.com. – Kane County Chronicle

By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Batavia plan commissioners are set to review plans for a proposed Walgreens store in downtown Batavia. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. today at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave. Batavia Enterprises wants to move Walgreens from its 12,650-squarefoot store at 138 W. Wilson St. in the Batavia Plaza into a 15,000-square-foot building with a drive-thru just east of East China Inn in the shopping center.

Batavia Enterprises owns Batavia Plaza. The plans for the store have elicited debate because the store would be set back about 70 feet from Wilson Street. The city’s zoning code requires a front building setback to be 10 feet or less. In a letter to Batavia planning and zoning officer Joel Strassman, Batavia Enterprises president Dan Stellato said the property has poor soil and as a result, the new building would have to be built on concrete caissons or piers. “The additional cost of this process is presently under investigation,” Stellato said in the May 14 letter.

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CAMPTON HILLS – The Congregational United Church of Christ at 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd. in St. Charles is hosting an exhibition of Palestinian art throughout the month of June. A public reception to view the artwork is set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 28. Hosts will also be present during an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. June 29 and June 30. The exhibit originated in Bethlehem with a juried call for artists living in Palestine, Jerusalem and Gaza. It is part of a cultural

initiative to bring art, culture and education to Christians and Muslims.

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Say hello to Melba

Cow statue brightens drivers’ commute along Route 25

By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Melba, a cow statue made of an oil tank and a milk can, had been hanging out in Mike and Kelly McCormick’s backyard in Batavia for about two months. People kept stopping to admire the cow and its latest outfits. Also known as the Route 25 Cow, Melba started getting so much attention that the McCormicks decided it needed a spot in their front yard at 818 Washington Ave. in Batavia, which is where it has stood for almost a year. “We wheeled it out front, and we were watching to see if people would notice,” Kelly McCormick said. “They would honk and wave at it. It was just fun.” Melba’s lifelike size and seasonal fashions might be the reasons it has gotten so much attention. The McCormicks don’t let a holiday pass without giving Melba a makeover. For Christmas, Melba donned strands of red and white lights. Around St. Patrick’s Day, it was transformed into a green “lepre-cow,” complete with a rainbow and pot of gold (made of gold-colored milk jugs). Around Easter, it became “Peter Cow-ton Tail” and sported a pair of giant rabbit ears. She even threw on a Cubs hat to celebrate opening day of the MLB season. Melba has cheered on the Bulls, and most recently, the Blackhawks. “The cow’s part of the house now,” Mike McCormick said. “It’s kind of funny because it’s kind of brought the community together.” The McCormicks, who have lived in their Batavia home since 2000, said they now know neighbors they never met before. Kelly McCormick said Melba is just a “feel-good” sight along Route 25 that has brightened many commutes through Batavia. Melba was named for the

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Mike McCormick stands in front of his house in Batavia next to Melba the Route 25 Cow. McCormick and his wife, Kelly, have worked on the cow for a year and a half, decorating it for major holidays such as Christmas and Memorial Day.

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www.kcchronicle.com. n To learn more about the Route 25 Cow in Batavia, visit www.facebook. com/Rt.25Cow.

McCormicks’ neighbor, Melba Johnson, who lived with her husband, Guy, in Batavia for 32 years. As they were getting ready to move to Arkansas, the Johnsons decided to get rid of an oil tank they’d had in their basement, and Kelly McCormick offered to take it off their hands. Mike McCormick said it took a while for him to warm up to the idea. But once the cow had come together, it became a creative outlet for him.

“It’s a riot,” Melba Johnson said. “It’s pretty great with all the people enjoying it.” And it appears people have been enjoying Melba’s presence along Route 25. Drivers often stop to take photos, and children like to pet the cow. Others have donated costumes for it to wear. Melba has received fan mail from anonymous admirers, as well. One letter writer wrote, “Thank you for brightening

up the drive along Route 25.” “We started getting letters and cards from people saying how much they love it and that it makes their day,” Kelly McCormick said. Melba also has been part of a group’s scavenger hunt, and a local day care center recently approached the McCormicks about taking a

field trip to visit the cow. Melba has its own Facebook page, which has more than 500 “likes,” a testament to its growing popularity. Mike McCormick thinks part of Melba’s appeal is that people don’t expect to see a large cow statue in the western suburbs. “I think it’s the fun factor,” Kelly McCormick said.


8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS will follow in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Helen Jane Snyder: Funeral services will begin with prayers from Moss Family Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, before proceeding to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 801 Oak St., North Aurora, to celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Shirley A. Yingst: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Elburn • Wendy L. Villasenor, 31, of the 400 block of North Thurd Street, Elburn, was arrested June 2 on a Kane County warrant. • Aaron C. Elswick, 24, of the 100 block of South York Road, Elmhurst, was charged June 2 with disorderly conduct and reporting a false fire alarm. • James Carlson, 53, of the 2100 block of West Warrant Boulevard, Chicago, was charged June 1 with retail theft. • Christopher L. Fletcher, 25, of the 200 block of South First

9 Street, Elburn, was charged June 4 with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 and failure to yield to oncoming traffic. Sugar Grove • An employee of a Schaumburg-based home building company told police May 13 that all of the copper plumbing had been stripped and taken from a vacant home in the 600 block of Ridgeview Drive. • A woman, 42, of the 200 block of Exeter Lane, Sugar

Grove, told police May 27 that someone had smashed on the street a ceramic yard ornament that had been in her front yard. • Robin R. O’Neill, 47, of the 43W600 block of Route 30, Sugar Grove, was charged May 29 with domestic battery. • A man, 53, of the 600 block of Cherry Street, Sugar Grove, told police May 31 someone had taken three window air-conditioning units from his home. • Continued on page 10

8OBITUARIES RUTH M. BENSON BATAVIA – Ruth M. Benson, 89, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 15, 2013, at her residence. She was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Aurora, the daughter of Charles and Mary (nee Marlow) Ray. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Benson on April 24, 1948, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., in Batavia. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Moss Family Funeral Home. Interment will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or www.mossfuneral.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

NORMA JEAN BOWERS Born: Sept. 28, 1929; in Wichita, Kan. Died: June 14, 2013; in Aurora BATAVIA – Norma Jean Bowers, 83, of Batavia, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Presence Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora. She was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of William and Helen (nee Braniff) Bingman, and was united in marriage to Marvin Dale Bowers in 1955.

Cirri, as well as several friends and neighbors who loved and cared for her. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, June 22, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in West Batavia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Morris Animal Foundation (www.morrisanimalfoundation.org). For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or visit www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

CYNTHIA SUE (JANKOWSKI) FOSSE Born: May 18, 1957; in LaGrange Died: June 16, 2013; in Naperville NAPERVILLE – Cynthia Sue (Jankowski) Fosse, of Naperville, passed away unexpectedly at her home Sunday, June 16, 2013. She was 56 years old. Cindy was born to Walter and Lydia Jankowski on May 18, 1957, in LaGrange. She graduated from Downers Grove South High School in 1975. She earned a BA in education from Western Illinois University and a master’s in education from National Louis University. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, including 26 years at Scott Ele-

mentary School in Naperville until her retirement in 2012. On Aug. 16, 1995, Cindy married Kim A. Fosse in Las Vegas. She is survived by her husband, Kim; sisters, Debbie (John) Bold of Wheaton and Patti Jans of Apache Junction, Ariz.; brotherin-law, Kevin (Katie) Fosse of Boulder, Colo.; sister-in-law, Lisa Fosse of St. Charles; nephews, Andy (Marie) Bold and Matt Bold of Chicago; and nieces, Kendall and Kourtney Fosse of Boulder, Colo. She also is survived by her longtime friend and fellow teacher Sandi Hannes of Oswego. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lydia Jankowski; and her father- and mother-in-law, George and Marilyn Fosse. Cindy was a many-faceted person who put endless energy and love into every aspect of her life. First and foremost was her family. She dearly loved her husband and both of their extended families. Time spent with them on birthdays and holidays meant the world to her as did the strong traditions and heritages of both families. Also special to Cindy were the pets in her life: dogs, Toby, Buttercup and Jelly Bean; and cats Twinkie, Figaro, Geppetto and Johnny Cat. Cindy filled a room with her personality and love for life. Her enthusiasm was contagious and her passion for living was felt by everyone around her. Just being with her made you feel good. Cindy was a natural teacher, and she cared deeply about each of her students. Her passion spilled

on to her students and fellow teachers. Many of her former students kept in touch with her, often filling her classroom on open house nights. Cindy was kind and compassionate to all animals. She loved to have lizards, fish and turtles in her classroom, and she used the little creatures to teach her students about the natural world and the wonder of life. Cindy loved reading and traveling with her husband, Kim, often on history-related trips and always with a pug in tow. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and also enjoyed opera, old movies and Saturday farmers markets. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles, 405 E. Main St. (Route 64, North Avenue), St. Charles. Burial will be private. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 LaFox Road, South Elgin, IL 60177. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-5840060 or like Yurs on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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Born: Nov. 7, 1923; in Aurora Died: June 15, 2013; in Batavia

Norma Jean was an outstanding educator who shared her gift and knowledge of music with students in Batavia Junior High School and every elementary school of Batavia for more than 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Millikin University in 1950, where she was a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, and a master of music degree from Northern Illinois University in 1964. She also was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota during her years at Carmi (Ill.) Township High School. Norma is a past president of the Batavia Education Association, a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, a life member of the National Education Association, and is noted in the 1978-79 edition of Outstanding Educators in America. For many years, Norma Jean refined her skills as a watercolor artist and proudly shared her knowledge with developing artists in her home studio. Many of her paintings are currently displayed throughout the Fox Valley. Her art represents the things she loved and enjoyed as demonstrated in her dedication to the Chicago Bears and her devotion to the standard poodles and Afghan hounds she and Marvin welcomed into their family. She proudly presented Bears coach Mike Ditka with a stunning portrait of The Coach, and her love of pets was reflected in much of her artwork because she was frequently commissioned by area patrons to create watercolor portraits of their animal friends. Norma Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin. She leaves behind her Afghan hound,

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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. 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. Danny H. Moulton: A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. Ruby Reh: The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with her daughter, Patricia Kahl, officiating. Burial

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• Continued from page 9 • A man, 69, who works at the Air Classics Museum of Aviation on U.S. Route 30, Sugar Grove, told police someone had broken into the museum and stolen less than $100 in cash and various items, collectively valued at less than $500, from the museum. The incident is believed to have occurred between May 30 and June 1. • A man, 18, of the 1900 block of Annette’s Circle, Sugar Grove, told police June 7 his vehicle had been burglarized. The man told police an MP3 player and two pairs of “cheap sunglasses” were taken from the vehicle. • A woman, 26, of the 200 block of Brompton Lane, Sugar Grove, told police June 7 that her vehicle had been burglarized. She told police $495 in cash had been taken from her vehicle. • A man, 45, employed at a manufacturing facility in the 1000 block of Airpark Drive, Sugar Grove, told police on June 7 that someone had taken a large amount of scrap metal from a bin at the rear of the building. The incident is believed to have occurred June 5. • A woman, 51, of the 200 block of Somerset Drive, Sugar Grove, told police June 7 her vehicle had been burglarized. She reported a laptop computer and other items owned by both her and her employer had been taken from the vehicle. • A woman, 17, of the 800 block of Edgewood Drive, Sugar Grove, told police June 7 her vehicle had been burglarized. She reported her car’s stereo and a store retail credit card had been taken from the vehicle. St. Charles • Luciano Garcia, 28, of the 100 block of Walnut Drive, St. Charles, was charged Sunday, June 16, with failure to give information after striking other property, driving with a suspended license, improper lane use and driving without insurance after an accident in the 100 block of Walnut Drive. • Timothy Scott Butorac, 35, of the 800 block of South Fifth Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, June 15, with battery. • Curtis D. Cathey, 19, of the 200 block of Walnut Street, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, June 15, with retail theft after reportedly taking merchandise from Jewel, 2073 Prairie St., St. Charles. • Zachary Tyler Duncan, 18, was charged Saturday, June 15, with retail theft after reportedly taking merchandise from Jewel, 2073 Prairie St., St. Charles.

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Batavia fire officials are reminding residents about the dangers of fireworks after a man was injured last weekend in a fireworks-related accident. The Batavia Fire Department on Saturday night responded to a report of a Batavia resident who was burned after using professional-grade

fireworks. “He had nonlife-threatening injuries,” Batavia Deputy Fire Chief Randy Banker said. Banker said fireworks not only are dangerous, but they also are illegal in Batavia. That includes sparklers, he said. “The temperature of a sparkler can reach 2,000 degrees,” Banker said. “It is very dangerous.” He advised residents to

leave the fireworks to the professionals. Batavia’s fireworks show will be at 9:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July and can viewed from Engstrom Park at Millview Drive and West Main Street. There is additional space on the Batavia High School athletic fields on West Main Street. Information is available at www.bataviafireworks.org.

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By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com SUGAR GROVE – Village officials have filled in several more sinkholes that have opened up in the ground along streets in a neighborhood on Sugar Grove’s northeast side. The work comes as the latest village action against a problem that has plagued the neighborhood for the past few years. Sugar Grove Public Works Director Tony Speciale said village workers filled in four holes that opened in the area around St. James Parkway in the Windsor Pointe subdivision, northeast of the intersection of East Galena Boulevard and Route 47. Speciale said the sinkholes that were backfilled were of

varying sizes. The largest hole, he said, measured about four feet in diameter and about four feet deep. “All the sinkholes we’re aware of in this round have been filled in,” Speciale said. He said village officials have returned to the neighborhood several times in the last few years to fill in sinkholes that appear suddenly. Speciale said the village does not believe the sinkholes are natural, as they tend to occur near storm sewer catch basins and fire hydrants. He blamed faulty backfilling work at the time the sewer lines and hydrants were installed by contractors hired by developers about a dozen years ago. Windsor Pointe was devel-

oped by Wheaton-based homebuilder Wiseman-Hughes, which has since gone out of business. Speciale said no one has yet been injured by the sinkholes. He said public works officials check the area weekly for new holes. But he said they are most often alerted to the presence of new sinkholes by residents of the neighborhoods and police officers on patrol. Residents of the neighborhood, for instance, raised the issue and notified the village of three of the four new sinkholes during a village board meeting earlier this month. “Between the police and the residents, they are very good at notifying us,” Speciale said.

ST. CHARLES – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Charles will host its monthly free community supper from 5 to 7 p.m. June 25, in the fellowship hall at 101 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. The event is sponsored by Soul Kitchen, an outreach

ST. CHARLES – A woman pulled over for a traffic violation learned the car she had bought for $1,500 was stolen, according to a St. Charles Police Department report. Police stopped Maria Hortencia Parra-Duran on June 12 after she reportedly failed to yield while turning left from Swenson Avenue onto Kirk Road. Parra-Duran, 52, of the 800 block of Spring Avenue, Aurora, was charged with driving without a license, driving without insurance and making an

improper left turn, police reported. As police prepared to have her beige Ford Windstar stowed, they reportedly discovered the license plate belonged to another car, and the Ford’s vehicle identification number showed the Elgin Police Department had marked it stolen. Parra-Duran told police she bought the vehicle from a man in Aurora, police reported. She was not charged with motor vehicle theft “as she was unaware of the status of the vehicle and paid $1,500 to the subject she purchased it from,” according to the report.

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ministry of St. Mark’s dedicated to providing free meals. On the menu for June’s community supper are Ream’s Meat Market pulled-pork sandwiches, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, and homemade ice cream sandwiches. Donations are appreciated, as

the goal is for the meals to be self-sustaining. For information, contact the church at 630-584-8638, visit www.stmarksstc.org/ SoulKitchen/SoulKitchen. html or follow St. Mark’s 4th Tuesdays Community Supper on Facebook.

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Public works continue to battle sinkholes in Windsor Pointe

Woman pulled over, learns car stolen

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The Geneva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting June 12, at LK Johnson Studio, 409 Stevens St., Geneva, Alderman Ron Singer (left) and Geneva Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Judy Carroll hold the ribbon while owner, Larry Johnson with his wife, Mary Jane, cut the ribbon. Photo provided

Fox Valley in spotlight Russell Crowe, (left) who stars in “Man of Steel,” poses with Batavia Library Director George Scheetz in 2011. “Man of Steel” was partially filmed in Sugar Grove.

BATAVIA – State Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, recognized many locations around the Fox Valley as she watched the new “Man of Steel” movie. “I watched the movie twice in a row because I loved it so much,” Hatcher said. The movie, which was released last week, partially was filmed in Sugar Grove and Plano in 2011. In the movie, Plano was transformed into the fictional town of Smallville, where Clark Kent is raised. “You can recognize some roadways in Sugar Grove, and there’s a farmstead that’s in the Fox Valley,” Hatcher said. “I could recognize a lot of Plano.” Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said he hasn’t seen the movie yet. But he is looking forward to seeing Sugar Grove on the big screen. “I heard that part of Settlers Ridge subdivision can be seen in the backdrop of the tornado scene,” Michels said. Actor Russell Crowe, who plays Superman’s biological father, Jor-El, in the movie, made an unexpected stop at the Batavia Library’s cafe during the filming of the movie. Batavia Library Director George Scheetz, who grew up reading DC Comics, including “Superman,” got to chat with Crowe. “I welcomed him to Bata-

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via, and made some remarks about growing up with DC Comics and being a Superman fan,” Scheetz said. He thoroughly enjoyed “Man of Steel.” “I liked what they did,”

Scheetz said. “Some things were very much different from the comics, but it stayed true to the spirit of the comics. The movie paid homage to Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ as well.”

By ASHLEY RHODEBECK arhodebeck@shawmedia.com As funny stories came out of Lindsay Zucco’s and her friends’ attempts to balance motherhood, careers and training for triathlons, she said, people would tell the group they should write a book. So they did. “I’m really glad we did, because it was a fun project,” said Zucco, an Elburn resident. “It will make you laugh. I am really happy with how it turned out.” Published this year after about two years of work, “Tri-Mom: Swimming, Biking and Running through Motherhood,” contains tips, lessons and strategies for balancing family, sport and fitness. Zucco, 45, said she wrote four stories for the 232-page book. Her friend Debra Hodgett of West Chicago spearheaded the project. Other con-

tributors were Carla Hastert of Batavia, Christine Palmquist of Geneva, Jennifer Harrison of Dundee, Jennifer Garrison of Naperville and Elizabeth Waterstraat of Naperville. Although Zucco and her friends are multi-sport moms, Zucco said readers don’t have to be triathletes to relate to its message. “I even know some dads who have read the book,” she said, noting it is available on Amazon, for digital download and in print at select suburban bookstores. Zucco, a physical therapist with a 10-year-old son and 11-year-old step-daughter, said she wrote about racing six months after giving birth to her son and leaving him at football practice for the first time. “Most of my stories were trying to find balance,” she said, adding some stemmed from a blog she writes. Visit www.tri-mom.com for information.

8LOCAL BRIEF Temporary daily lane closures begin Monday Temporary daily lane closures start Monday, on Randall Road, south of Keslinger Road, weather permitting. The work is expected to be

completed in a week. Anticipated work includes the repair of Randall Road pavement. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traveling through the work zone.

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Woman co-authors book with friends

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The campaign for kindness Community task force works to put an end to bullying ELBURN – Chris Halsey, born and raised in Elburn, said he was bullied as a kid growing up, and his son also was bullied. Halsey was one of 11 people at a meeting of the Knights Against Bullying at the Town and Country Public Library on Tuesday in Elburn to discuss a Kindness Campaign as part of their anti-bullying work in Kaneland School District 302. “I realize things have changed now, but there is one thing that everybody has failed to change – and that’s the bully,” Halsey said. “The bully still separates his victim from the pack and attacks. And if you think you’re going to be able to talk the bully out of it, it’s impossible.” A member of the Elburn Lions Club and a community volunteer, Halsey said he and his son handled the bullying “the old-fashioned way.” “I was punched probably 20 times; I hit this guy once, it was over,” Halsey said. “My son was punched probably 30 times. He swung at this guy, the guy ducked. It was over. So [who] gets the worst of it? The victim, always. But if you don’t confront the bully with something besides being a squealer … you’re not going to get anywhere.” Toward that end, Halsey said, the Lions will have a twoday Safety Camp for children ages 7 to 10 in August at Lions Park, and he is in charge of the bullying part. “I’m going to work with teamwork,” Halsey said. “If a [kid] sees his friend being bullied, they need to create as much commotion as possible, not physical, but stop the bullying and get the teachers over there to do something.” In addition to Knights Against Bullying members, representatives of other groups came to the meeting to talk about how they could partner and expand the anti-bullying efforts.

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Renee Dee talks about plans to deter bullying as Shannan Harley looks on during a meeting of the Knights Against Bullying at the Town and Country Public Library on Tuesday in Elburn.

“What we realized was, it was more about being kind.” Leigh Ann Reusche Member, Knights Against Bullying Leigh Ann Reusche, a member of Knights Against Bullying, said the Kindness Campaign 2013 is not just meant to work against bullying, but to welcome students to participate in acts of kindness. “Our intent was to bring together the organizations and people that work in our com-

munity and really talk about the good works our youth are doing,” Reusche said. “And focus on kindness and the positive things that are happening around Kaneland.” Reusche said she and another parent – and Knights Against Bullying member Leanne Gramely – spent a lot of time in the community talking to people since forming a task force last year. “What we realized was, it was more about being kind,” Reusche said. “What would be the best message to get out there is one of kindness and one of acceptance of individual

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people. ... But we felt that kindness was something everyone could get their head around. So we’ve asked you to join us and make something [in] October for Kaneland and the Kaneland area.” Others at the meeting were Ingrid Ramos – mother of three Kaneland students and a member of Changing Children’s World Foundation, a Geneva-based nonprofit organization that focuses on empathy-based violence prevention – along with the organization’s

executive director, Kimberly Svevo-Cianci, who is the former executive director of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Also participating were Kaneland High School Assistant Principal Diane McFarlin, Harter Middle School Assistant Principal Britt Mattern and Shannan Harley of the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Council. Also there were Aimee Fox of Sugar Grove, who was looking to involve Cub Scouts; Brenda Johnson, who encouraged Rachel’s Challenge as a program to promote kindness; Cindy Krause, looking to involve Boy Scouts; and Renee Dee, a parent and the service unit manager for Kaneland Girl Scouts area. Dee and Johnson also are members of Knights Against Bullying. Rachel’s Challenge stems from the murder of Rachel Joy Scott at the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Johnson explained that Rachel’s parents found their daughter’s journals, inspired by Anne Frank, and put together a program based on who their daughter was. “They found a paper she wrote, kind of her philosophy on life,” Johnson said. “ ‘One simple act of kindness will start a chain reaction.’ ” Johnson said there would be two kids’ presentations and an

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WAUBONSEE VOICES KC Vogt variety of circumstances. I was once one of those students. Each month in this column, the Kane County Chronicle features a member of the Waubonsee community who highlights the work of the college and how it is affecting our community. As a student, I feel that it is only fair to give you the most honest depiction of what a community college offers and how it has affected me. Graduating from Marmion Academy in 2011 was as much an honor as it was a struggle. With a 100 percent graduation rate, college made for a

difficult transition. As all my friends moved off to four-year institutions, I was one of the few who would be sitting at home with RA Mom, floormate Shannon (my sister) and the occasional visit to Dean Dad’s office while attending a community college. Shamefully, I had subscribed to many false and outdated stereotypes, and attending community college did not fit my perception of the college experience. Community college was not part of my agenda until I realized that if I wished to pursue higher education that Waubonsee was my best option. However, in retrospect, it has been the single greatest decision I have ever made, and if given the opportunity again, I would choose Waubonsee every single time.

North Aurora officials exploring whether to go green for power By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com NORTH AURORA – Village officials are exploring whether to go green for its power. Officials are investigating whether to buy its power from an electric supplier that uses only green sources such as wind power or solar energy. In 2011, voters in North Aurora and other communities passed referendums giving governments the authority to negotiate electric provider agreements on their behalf. Residents also can choose their own provider. North Aurora village Trust-

ee Chris Faber is pushing the idea. He chose an electric supplier a few years ago that uses only wind power. “I like the idea of the village leading the way,” Faber said. “This could open the door to different grant opportunities.” Other village officials, including North Aurora Village President Dale Berman, said it was an idea worth exploring. “I’ve received several emails about this from residents who want the village to do something in the way of being green,” Berman said. “Everybody would have the opportunity to do what they want.” Officials want to find out

whether going green would cost more than what ComEd currently charges. The village of North Aurora recently decided to terminate its agreement with Integrys Energy Services Inc. for electric supply to residents and small commercial businesses and revert to the default ComEd rates. The village decided to make the change after the ComEd rate decreased to 5.511 cents per kilowatt hour this month and the Integrys rate provided to residents of North Aurora increased from 5.75 cents per kilowatt hour to 5.952 cents per kilowatt hour this month.

Many parents take interest in anti-bullying campaign • KINDNESS Continued from page 14 adult presentation in October of Rachel’s Challenge. Several parents noted that their children had been bullied, which heightened their interest in prevention. McFarlin said she is the

parent of a sophomore, and she helped start the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. “[The alliance] is doing a lot of work with getting into the culture and climate of all of our students,” McFarlin said. “And we do a lot of programming for acceptance and recognition and celebration of all students. I also work closely

with PODA, which is Prevention of Dangerous Activities, at the high school. We are taking on the Yellow Ribbon Week, a full week of bullying prevention activities … in February.” Harley said the Girl Scouts have programs that address the way girls bully, especially middle school girls.

Waubonsee provides so much more than the conventional “affordability” and “location” that is almost habitual in community college marketing strategies. This college has provided thousands of students with quality education complemented by opportunities that establish applicable experience. Personally, I not only earned the credits that I needed for my baccalaureate degree, but I also gained a second family who encouraged me to take every opportunity to become the best student, professional and person that I could be. If you are a student or parent preparing for college, take

the time to look into Waubonsee. At one time I didn’t, but I’m so glad that I did because my once bleak future is now as vibrant as my dreams.

• KC Vogt recently completed a one-year term as student trustee at Waubonsee Community College. He received an associate degree at the college’s May 23 commencement ceremony, along with 1,127 other graduates as part of the college’s largest graduating class, and will transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree. The “Waubonsee Voices” column runs the third Wednesday of each month in the Kane County Chronicle.

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For many teenagers, college after high school is as routine as checking Facebook. This idea of who a college student is and what they experience has become so generalized in our society that, unless you are in the educational environment, your definition of a college student’s life may already be set. For many, that definition is limited to a list of words such as “four years,” “dorms,” “bachelor’s degree,” “parties” and so on. The orthodoxy behind these assumptions has even gone as far as labeling college students as being either a “traditional” or a “nontraditional” student. However, for many other students, this perception of the “four-year university” is a distant dream that may be unattainable for a

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Bernanke needs to send the economy a message BLOOMBERG NEWS The recent gyrations of global markets illustrate the challenge Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week – how to communicate what the central bank plans to do with the trillions of dollars in securities it has bought in its efforts to revive the U.S. economy. Today, at the end of a twoday policy meeting, Bernanke will address a world preoccupied with the Fed’s reaction function. For much of the past year, investors thought they had an understanding. The central bank would maintain stimulus “for a considerable time after the economy strengthens,” as Bernanke put it in October. Now, as Fed officials publicly discuss how they might adjust their bond-buying program according to the economy’s performance, investors are having doubts about Bernanke’s pledge. Those doubts are having a big impact. Investors’ changing expectations for the future path of interest rates have helped push the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note as high as 2.23 percent, up from a low of 1.63 percent in early May. The rising return on U.S. dollar investments has, in turn, made other countries look relatively less attractive, contributing to sharp drops in the currencies and stocks of emerging-market nations such as Brazil, India, Indonesia and Thailand. Let’s be clear – the Fed’s job is not to keep markets going up or to protect investors from their own mistakes. Rising interest rates can be a positive sign that the economy is gaining momentum. It’s crucial that the Fed get its short-term interest-rate target back up from zero at some point. Otherwise, the central bank won’t have much

power to fight the next recession by lowering rates again. Right now, though, the outlook for the U.S. economy is far from stellar. The housing market is showing signs of life, but job growth is still mediocre and inflation is below the Fed’s target. The federal budget sequestration is creating drag by forcing immediate cuts in government spending at a time when more stimulus would be in order. Higher interest rates will only aggravate the situation by making it more expensive for people to buy houses and for companies to expand. The Fed’s attempts at nuanced communication haven’t helped. Officials have tried to treat their policy on bond purchases, known as quantitative easing, as separate from their policy on where to set the shortterm interest-rate target. The distinction is lost on markets. Both are tools for managing the level of stimulus and are influenced by the same considerations. When the Fed promises to keep interest rates at zero for an extended period, then says bond purchases will depend on the economic outlook from month to month, it succeeds only in sowing confusion. Bernanke needs to dispel the confusion this week. To that end, he should reinforce and expand the message he sent in October – the Fed is committed to maintaining stimulus until after the economy recovers, and this applies to all its operations. Such an unconditional statement, known as policy guidance, is the most effective way to give businesses the certainty they need to boost investment and hiring. As such, it’s the most direct route to a world in which the Fed would have good reason to start raising rates again.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is your car ready for summer vacation? To the Editor: If you are planning a road trip this summer, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t just put gas in your car and go. A pre-trip vehicle check is the best way to avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home. By conducting a thorough vehicle inspection, you can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can have any problems fixed before hitting the road. • Check the brake system and make sure the battery connection is clean, tight

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Batavia baseball’s loss in a regional semiinal motivates pitcher Emilio Tenuta to stick with baseball. Also, the recruiting stock of Geneva boys basketball player KJ Santos is on the rise this summer, writes sports editor Jay Schwab. PAGE 19

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Batavia High School senior Andrew Martinez (left) and recent Batavia graduate Ryan Pawlowski have organized a Wiffle ball league and created a field adjacent to Pawlowski’s home.

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kdruley@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Backyard competition meets Wall Street aspiration at The Wifflot, a Wiffle ball field near Batavia where a CEO and CFO collaborate before and after each day’s final out. In a mere four summers, recent Batavia graduate Ryan Pawlowski and Batavia senior Andrew Martinez have transformed a patch of land on the Pawlowski family property into a wellcoiffed destination at 2S833 Hart Road. “Every single day, there’s people honking, stopping by to take pictures,” Pawlowski said. “Pretty much everything you could think of, because they’re trying to get a piece of the action, I think.” That last part suggests money, which certainly is on the lips and minds of these entrepreneurs. While there still are elements of pickup sports fantasy, The Wifflot’s brain trust wants more than to simply get the guys together. How about a brand?

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Thirteen of the 15 panels of The Wifflot’s green mesh outfield fence feature messages from local advertisers, who enjoyed free rates this season but likely will face an increase in 2014. Rosati’s Pizza in Batavia boasts displays beyond the left field fence and behind home plate. The field also is available for rent on weekends, and the operation is online at www. thewifflot.com. Entering this week, Martinez said, The Wifflot already had attracted 503 fans to its 10-team league of nearby middle- and

high-schoolers this month. That’s up from 237 through all of June 2012. Fans pay $1 a game, $5 a four-game session or $25 for a season ticket, while players are subject to a $20 entrance fee for each 30-game regular season and playoffs. In turn, Pawlowski and Martinez took about $1,500 of revenue and put it into creating what Martinez called “a Major-League feel.” That includes outfield decks, signage, a pair of hand-operated scoreboards and foul poles measuring 35-feet high.

“We took that concept and we put it into Wiffle ball, and I feel like a lot of people are enjoying that idea, because you really don’t see that on an everyday basis,” Martinez said. “That’s one of the amazing things that Ryan and I have created. It took us at least two years to get where we want to be. We’re not 100 percent there, but we are getting better.” Pawlowski’s mother, Debbie, can attest. She keeps her distance, but still has advised the boys about the merits of buying Wiffle balls in bulk, carrying small bills to make concession change and being mindful of policing foul language in a busy subdivision setting.

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to Iowa’s previous coaching staff but, in late May, Hawkeyes head coach Jack Dahm was dismissed. Tenuta plans to reboot his outreach when a new coaching staff is in place. Tenuta was somewhat overshadowed on a deep Batavia pitching staff by fellow seniors Luke Horton and Austin Shanahan, but Tenuta made strong contributions in a 27-7 season for the Bulldogs that included an Upstate Eight Conference River co-championship. Tenuta went 5-1 with a 2.33 ERA, striking out 40 batters in 42 innings of work. That level of success was hard to foresee after the late-blooming Tenuta’s junior year. “As a junior, I didn’t even see any varsity innings whatsoever, and all the sudden I had a good summer season, and guys on the team were telling me ‘You’re college material,’ ” Tenuta said. “Luke Horton told me he could see me going D-I. That was kind of a lot to process, but I was like

‘Might as well pursue it and see what happens.’ ” Horton and former Batavia shortstop Billy Zwick are among Tenuta’s summer teammates with the Phantoms, who also feature recent Kaneland graduate John Hopkins in their pitching mix. Tenuta anticipates making some starts and relieving for the Phantoms, and figures his participation will keep him sharp for a potential walk-on tryout in the fall. If things don’t pan out from a baseball standpoint in Iowa City, Tenuta is prepared to move on, but he’d love to be part of a happier baseball ending than what unfolded last month. “I’m going to work as hard as I can in order to get on the team,” Tenuta said. “Absolutely.”

Santos recruitment gaining steam: Geneva boys basketball junior wing KJ Santos’ recruiting stock is exploding this summer, with a recent scholarship offer from DePaul the latest evidence. DePaul, Illinois-Chicago

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offers in the months to come. If Santos goes the Division I route, he’ll likely become the third sibling in his family to play high-level college basketball. Ashley Santos is a guard in the Marquette women’s basketball program while Sidney Santos, who will be a senior for the Geneva girls basketball team this winter, is being recruited by numerous D-I programs, including St. Bonaventure, TCU, Virginia Tech and Wichita State.

• Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@ shawmedia.com.

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Depending on how his college years unfold, there might end up being a silver lining for Batavia pitcher Emilio Tenuta to the Bulldogs baseball team’s upset loss in regionals. Tenuta was waffling on whether to pursue college baseball but said the Bulldogs’ jarring, 5-4 loss to Hoffman Estates in an IHSA Class 4A Bartlett Regional semifinal supplied motivation to stay at it. Tenuta, now playing summer ball with the Kane County Phantoms, is hoping to walk-on at Iowa in the fall. “My mindset behind it was if we go pretty far [in the postseason] and do well, that’s one way to end my baseball career, but clearly it didn’t end the way we wanted it to,” Tenuta said. “So I was like, I don’t want to stop playing baseball. That kind of drove me to want to walk on at Iowa.” For the foreseeable future, Tenuta’s prospects with the Hawkeyes are in limbo. The right-hander had reached out

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Vogelbach finds All-Star nod a ‘privilege’ By BRIAN LESTER editorial@kcchronicle.com DAYTON, Ohio – Dan Vogelbach emerged from the clubhouse at Fifth Third Field on Tuesday and embraced the opportunity to talk about his experience as a Midwest League All-Star the same way he has embraced his role as a home-run hitter. Vogelbach was the West’s starting designated hitter and one of six Kane County Cougars who played in the game. The Dan Vogelbach East won 6-5 in front of a crowd of 8,746. “It’s a privilege to be here, especially with as much talent as there is in this league,” said Vogelbach, who entered the break tied for fourth in the MWL in home runs (11). “I know there are other players who deserve this opportunity. I’m thankful for the chance.” Vogelbach is batting .265 for Kane County, which ended the first half at 30-36.

He came into the MWL AllStar Game with no expectations, other than to enjoy it. He delivered a big hit in the top of the second inning, driving a double deep to the outfield and knocking in a run for a 1-0 West lead. In the fourth, Vogelbach sent a shot up the middle, the ball bouncing in the dirt and into the grass in center. He drew a walk in the sixth. “I just want to have a good time and have fun with the whole experience,” Vogelbach said before the game. “I’m relaxed and ready to take it all in.” Through 66 games, Vogelbach has knocked in 45 runs and struck out 49 times. Of his 68 hits, 24 were for extra bases. But he isn’t satisfied. “There is always room for improvement,” Vogelbach said. “I’m continuing to work on my footwork and get better with my approach at the plate. You always want to do as much as you can to be the best you can be.” High expectations have been placed on Vogelbach’s shoulders. He is rated as the

No. 7 prospect in the Chicago Cubs organization by Baseball America. “I don’t think too much about the expectations,” Vogelbach said. “My goal is to play Major League Baseball, and I know if I continue to play well, everything will take care of itself.” Rock solid: Rock Shoulders was named the Cubs’ Minor League player of the month in April. On Tuesday, he played in the MWL All-Star Game. Shoulders Rock Shoulders is tied for the league-lead in home runs (13) and batting .264. The rising star nearly had a home run in the eighth, the crowd on its feet as the ball sailed toward the wall, but it was caught with the West trailing 5-2. He had a chance to break a 5-5 tie in the ninth with two runners on but struck out swinging as the inning ended. “It’s nice to get accolades. It shows that you are play-

ing well,” Shoulders said. “I know if I keep playing hard, I’ll have a chance to get to the top.” The Kane County first baseman was originally drafted by Boston in 2010 but did not sign, opting to play junior college baseball in Florida. The Cubs took him in the 25th round in 2011. Getting a shot to play in Dayton in mid-June is a reward for his hard work. “It’s a lot of fun being around some of the best players,” Shoulders said. “You never go into a season expecting to be an all star, but it’s great to be recognized. It’s all about having fun.” High hopes: Kane County hardly had the first half it had hoped for, but the Cougars are hoping to turn their fortunes around once Nathan Dorris the second half begins. Cougars pitcher Nathan Dorris, a native of Illinois who grew up a Cubs fan and is thrilled about representing

the organization, said he is hopeful the Cougars will step it up after the break. “It’s a great opportunity to play in this game and I’m enjoying every minute of it,” Dorris said. “But as a team, we need to win more games. We need to play at a higher level.” Vogelbach agreed. “We’re not pleased with how many games we won in the first half,” Vogelbach said. “It’s time for us to get going and start winning.” Notables: Tayler Scott, who hails from South Africa, came in with one out in the seventh and recorded the final two outs, getting one batter to fly out and another to Tayler Scott strike out. ... Dorris entered in the eighth and recorded the final out by getting the batter to ground out. ... Bijan Rademacher drew a wild pitch in the ninth that tied the game at 5-5. He grounded out moments later.

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Continued from page 18 Although she’s another business-minded family member – beginning in mid-July, she sells sweet corn, onions, cucumbers and other produce out of the family’s pole barn – Debbie Pawlowski more often plays the role of proud mother. Ultimately, her son and his friends built a community rallying point on a four-acre lot without much parental guidance. “They originally started it out just the few of them hanging out and then decided, ‘Hey, you know, there’s more people interested. Why not turn it into a league?’ ” Debbie Pawlowski said. “Now they’re wanting to create into a business. I mean, they love it. I just wish I could get them more motivated to do other things.” A handful of regulars juggle summer jobs with games, which usually are held from 1:15 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Batavia senior Mitch Kavalec is one, but The Wifflot’s visibility makes him a celebrity at work, too. The leading vote-getter for the American League in the upcoming July 4 All-Star Game (Pawlowski and Martinez are Nos. 2 and 3 in the National), Kavalec welcomes Wiffle chatter from co-workers at The Holmstad retirement community, where he’s a dishwasher. To Pawlowski and Martinez, Kavalec deserves the publicity. He’s the one, after all, who hatched the idea of a Wiffle ball haven somewhere in the boys’ hometown a few years ago. A carefree place reminiscent

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ST. CHARLES – With strong competition for players’ time during the summer, it can be a challenge for American Legion baseball coaches to fill out a lineup card. New Lenox Post 1977 brought just nine players to its game against St. Charles Post 342 Tuesday night at St. Charles East. Only one was a starting pitcher, but he was unavailable to throw. After jumping out to an 11-1 lead after three innings, it appeared New Lenox, with its hodgepodge line up, would beat St. Charles. However, Post 342 battled back and tied the game at 11-all in the sixth inning. The teams had to settle for a tie as the umpires called the game after that inning because of darkness. Both teams also tallied 12 hits and four errors. “We got a lot of kids playing out of position and haven’t swung the bat a lot in high school, so I’m really happy with what they did,” St. Charles coach Dale Wilderspin said. “If we had made fewer mistakes earlier in the game, we probably could have won the game.” New Lenox tagged St. Charles (7-2-1) starting pitcher Joe Barsanti for three runs in the first inning and two in the second. It looked like New Lenox (52-1) had the game put away in the third when it sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six runs on four hits and two errors. The first three batters Barsanti faced in the third reached base on a single, an error and a walk. Patrick O’Brien then replaced Barsanti on the hill with no outs. He hit Zach Hoeg, the first New Lenox batter he faced, to force in the first run.

New Lenox batters reached the St. Charles North product for three singles and a sacrifice fly to push across five runs. Devin Williams, who started the rally for New Lenox, also ended it with a flyout. Williams, who usually plays shortstop, started the game for New Lenox and held St. Charles to one run on one hit during the first two innings. Greg Wymer replaced Williams on the bump in the third and St. Charles responded by sending 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs to make it an 11-7 game. “Not one kid here was a pitcher. My entire pitching staff was unaviable tonight with the exception of my catcher,” New Lenox coach Chris Hogan said “But no one else on the team could catch. So we had some problems with strikes and the strike zone.” Wilderspin kept O’Brien on the hill in the fourth. He responded to the coach’s vote of confidence by facing only three batters in the frame. St. Charles continued to chip away at New Lenox’s lead by scoring two in the fourth and one in the fifth. Collin Peterson scored the tying run in the sixth when New Lenox’s second baseman could not handle Nick Huskisson’s grounder. Huskisson, who represented the winning run, was left at first base when Colin DuCray, New Lenox’s fourth pitcher of the game, induced Ryan Thomas to fly out to end the inning. Ankur Shah, who started St. Charles’ third inning rally with a bases-loaded double that scored two runs, pitched the final two innings. “We got down 11-1 and we battled. That’s all you can ask for,” Shah said.

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Hawks quick hits WHAT THEY’RE SAYING “We’ve got to find a way to win here [Wednesday] night. I think we were in a tough spot in the Detroit series. We found a way to get ourselves back into it. That’s what we’re looking for. … If we come out with a good result, we’re right where we want to be.” – Hawks coach Joel Quenneville on the importance of Game 4 “We need our power play to be better. We’ve got to try to generate more, whether we’re scoring goals or just creating momentum. This series we haven’t really created momentum off the power play, which has helped us in other series even if we weren’t scoring.” – Hawks defenseman Brent Seabrook on the struggling power play “We look to him in a lot of different situations. I wouldn’t put it all on his shoulders. We have a number of strong leaders in this room. Guys who have been in that situation before. Guys who have played on a lot of different teams.”

– Hawks forward Patrick Sharp on Jonathan Toews’ role in a 2-1 series deficit “It’s a small, big city. You get to know a lot of people around here when you stick around. There’s a few of us that live here year-round now. There are good people here. Once you get to know people, they’ll do anything for you. So that helps. Sam Adams, too. Harpoon. Good beers.”

– Bruins forward Shawn Thornton on why he likes playing in Boston

STAR GAZING Here’s a look at the top contenders to earn the No. 1 star of Game 4. Blackhawks: Andrew Shaw Shaw seemed to be at the center of

everything in Game 3 as he drew two penalties, fired two shots on goal and engaged in a scrap with Bruins forward Brad Marchand in the final minute of the third period. Instigating opponents seems to drive Shaw, who could lift the Hawks with his hard work in front of the net. Bruins: Daniel Paille We’ve heard of doubling down on bets, so why not triple down? Paille was the hero of Game 2 with an overtime goal, and he ripped a shot past Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford in the second period of Game 3 to break a scoreless tie and allow the Bruins to settle into their trademark, defensive style of play. – Tom Musick

TWEET, TWEET If you’re on Twitter, here is a good account to follow during the game. @FriedgeHNIC Canadian sportswriter Elliotte Friedman was the first to report Hossa’s injury.

THREE STATS TO KNOW 4: Out of 25 teams have won the Stanley Cup after splitting the first two games of the series and losing Game 3. The Hawks will try to join the 1964 Maple Leafs (seven games against Detroit), the 1989 Flames (six games against Montreal), the 1991 Penguins (six games against Minnesota) and the 2004 Lightning (seven games against Calgary). 58: Wins by home teams during the 2013 playoffs, which is an NHL record. The previous record (57) was set in 1991 when the Penguins won the Cup. This season, home teams are 58-25 for a winning percentage of .699. 20: Consecutive power plays without a goal for the Hawks, whose success rate during the postseason has plummeted to 11.3 percent (7 for 62). Meanwhile, the Bruins have killed off 27 consecutive penalties dating to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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It’s a secret By TOM MUSICK tmusick@shawmedia.com BOSTON – Pssst. Hey, you. Yeah, you. Want to know a secret? OK, here it is. Hockey is filled with secrets. Shhh. You didn’t hear it from me. Before we go any further, let’s get two non secrets out of the way. One: The Blackhawks will try to bounce back from back-to-back losses against the Boston Bruins today in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Two: A Hawks win would even the series at 2-2, while a loss would create a dreaded 3-1 series deficit. Everything in that previous paragraph is public information. Now, here comes the juicy stuff. Marian Hossa was missing Tuesday. At least,

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it seemed as though he was missing. One day after he was a late, mysterious scratch from Game 3, the future Hall of Fame forward was nowhere to be seen in the Hawks’ locker room or in the surrounding tunnels, hallways and cubbie holes in the basement of TD Garden. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville tried to quell the concern when asked about Hossa’s mysterious “upper-body injury” and whether the forward would play in Game 4. “I’m not going to go exactly [into] where the injury is or occurred,” Quenneville said. “But I’m going to say he’s likely to play [Wednesday] tonight.” I’m going to say it’s likely the Hawks could be toying with us. Maybe Hossa will play in Game 4, and maybe he won’t. For the 14-year veteran to miss a game in the Stanley

Cup Final means that his injury is serious. It’s possible that a three-day break will be enough to help him return to health (or semihealth). But I would take anything the Hawks say regarding Hossa’s status with a chip of ice. After all, the Hawks harbored their Hossa secret until a few minutes before the opening faceoff of Game 3. Hossa’s coaches and teammates knew that he was injured and might not play, but the Hawks had him take part in the pregame skate while keeping possible replacement Ben Smith away from the ice. If the Hawks knew that Smith might play, why not allow him to warm up? Was preserving a secret really more important than preparing a possible sub?

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• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@shawmedia.com and on Twitter @ tcmusick.

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Hawks seek answers to improve faceoff woes By TOM MUSICK tmusick@shawmedia.com BOSTON – The Blackhawks need to be better at a lot of things heading into Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final. If the power play is the Hawks’ No. 1 problem, then having better faceoffs is No. 1A. “We know that we have to be better,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday. It’s tough to imagine the Hawks being worse. In Game 3 on Monday, the Hawks lost 71 percent of their faceoffs en route to a 2-0 loss to the Boston Bruins. Several of those faceoff losses came during the power play, which led to 15 to 20 seconds running off of the clock every time the Bruins cleared the puck. Hawks center Michal Handzus was the worst offender, losing all 10 of his faceoff attempts. Dave Bolland won one faceoff and lost seven, while Marcus Kruger won

two and lost five. On the opposite side, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron won 24 faceoffs while losing only four. “Bergeron had one of those nights that you’d like to have in a career,” Quenneville said. The Hawks’ next task is to prevent Bergeron from having two of those nights. “[We could] crowd the circle a little bit more, get a little bit in there,” Bolland said. “They’re a good faceoff team.” As with Game 3, the Bruins will be able to make final line changes in their home building. That could help Bruins coach Claude Julien find favorable matchups, and it could help Bruins centers scout their counterparts as the last arrivals to the faceoff circle. “That always does,” Bolland said. “You see what they’re doing, see where their feet are, where their sticks are, where their hands are.

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You’re always looking to see what they’re doing. When you have that last chance to go down, you always have that advantage.” Staying aggressive: The Hawks power play is bad and getting worse, but Hawks forward Patrick Sharp said he did not expect the team to change its style on entering the zone. Typically, the Hawks carry the puck into the offensive zone to set up a play or a set of plays. Less talented teams rely on a chip-and-chase method in which they dump the puck behind the opposing net and try to win battles along the boards to regain possession. Could the Hawks rely more on chipping and chasing? “If need be, yeah,” Sharp said. “But I think that with the creativity and the speed and the playmaking ability that we have, there should be plays available.”

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“He would have taken warmups if we wanted him to take warmups,” Quenneville said. “He knew there was a chance he was going to play. He was getting himself ready. I just didn’t want to tip our hand that there was something going on.” Like coach, like players. It turns out that nobody on the Hawks is a hand-tipper. A few feet to the left of Hossa’s locker – all of the gear was in place, but the player was missing – a dozen or so reporters gathered around Hawks center Dave Bolland. Someone asked Bolland whether he had seen or spoken with Hossa since Game 3. “Oh,” Bolland said, startled, his arms crossed. “I don’t know.” You don’t know if you’ve seen him? “No,” Bolland said. “I don’t know if I’ve seen him.” This was going nowhere fast. Maybe Hawks defenseman Johnny Oduya could provide

more insight about Hossa. Oduya is from Sweden. That seems like an honest place. How is Hossa? Have you seen him? “I’m not a doctor,” Oduya said. “I haven’t seen him.” Uh oh. In denying Hossa’s condition, Oduya admitted that he was not a doctor. Gasp! What if the Bruins found out that morsel of information? On my way out of the locker room, I spotted a Hawks player on an exercise bike. His back was turned, and the hood of his gray sweatshirt was pulled above his head. Perhaps this was a breakthrough. I took a few extra steps past the bike before turning around. The face was familiar. It belonged to Jonathan Toews. Argh! So close! Maybe Hossa was in the ceiling ducts.

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Bird watching: Easy steps to attract birds to your yard By MELISSA ERICKSON More Content Now If you want birds in your yard – and not your neighbor’s yard – you’ve got to lure them in with an attractive space filled with what they need to survive. “Bird watching is fun,” said Rhiannon Crain, project leader with the Yardmap Project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. (Visit yardmap. org for more information about building a bird habitat in your backyard.) “By providing birds with the right habitat, you can increase your enjoyment by attracting between 20 to 30 species of birds – that amount is doable in an urban or rural setting. More diversity equals more fun,” Crain said. Additionally, birds are good for your yard and provide an alternative to chemicals for keeping the insect population in check, Crain said. Like all animals, birds need water, food and structure, which means a safe place to eat, sleep and nest, be protected from the elements and elude predators. For the water element, “it’s as easy as putting a saucer of water in the yard,” Crain said. Adding a dripping feature or running water is even more attractive to birds. For a lasting effect that will allow birds to stay over winter months, add a bird feeder to your yard, Crain said. A basic seed mix is a good start, but specialized foods will attract a wider range of species. Since baby birds don’t eat seeds, Crain suggests

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To attract birds to the yard – and not a neighbor’s yard – lure them in with an attractive space filled with what they need to survive. planting native shrubs and trees for birds to forage from. These will also attract caterpillars, which the babies can eat. Consider letting a corner of your yard go wild by creating a brush pile with clippings, branches and twigs as many birds prefer habitat on the ground. Evergreens also provide natural cover year-round and attract migrating birds. “You can do a little or a lot,” Crain said. “It’s not difficult to attract birds to your yard.”

Easy DIY bird feeder Plenty of eco-friendly

bird feeders are available for sale, but how about trying to make your own? It’s easy using just a milk jug and common household tools: 1. Thoroughly wash an empty 1-gallon plastic milk jug. Replace the cap. 2. Cut two large holes about 4 inches in diameter in the two adjacent sides of the jug opposite the handle. The holes should be about 2 inches up from the bottom of the jug. 3. Cut a hole below each of the large holes and insert a twig or dowel rod through diagonally as a perch. 4. With a large nail,

punch two holes in the neck of the milk jug, about 1 inch below the cap. 5. Run a 2-foot-long piece of wire through the holes, twisting the wire tightly above the cap with several turns. 6. To camouflage, brush on green acrylic paint and attach leaves to the outside with clear glue. Add twigs to the top to create a roof. Cover the entire project with clear non-toxic craft glaze so it’s water-resistant. 7. Fill the feeder with birdseed and use the wire ends to hang it from a strong branch or other support.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips my love life since then has been with men. A couple of months ago, one of my male friends – much younger than I and from my poker group – came to my home to take me to lunch. I had always assumed he was gay. I made a pass and ended up seducing him. He was a great sex partner, but he changed his mind about going to lunch afterward. He has never shown up for poker since and no one has heard from him. Should I contact my former friend and reassure him? He’s a good man and I worry about him. – Missing A Friend In Miami Dear Missing: The man you seduced may not have been as comfortable with gay sex as you assumed he was. Try to contact him once, but if he wanted to see you again, he

wouldn’t have disappeared. My advice is to leave it at that because it appears he isn’t interested in another round of poker – or anything else – with you. Dear Abby: I have discovered that the man I have been seeing for several years has been stealing money from me. What is the best way to confront him? I know he’s going through a lot right now, but so are a lot of us. Please guide me. I don’t do confrontations well. – Used In Indiana Dear Used: If you have proof of what he has done, a way to approach it would be to discuss with him IN A PUBLIC PLACE that money has disappeared – and you would like his “help” in figuring out where it went. Depending upon his response, you may have to take specific action by involving your lawyer, your CPA or the police. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Foot ulcers should never be left untreated Dear Doctor K: I have an open sore on the bottom of my foot. Can I just cover it with a BandAid until it heals, or do I need to see a doctor? Dear Reader: I am glad you asked this question, because in most circumstances, just covering it with a Band-Aid is a really bad idea. I’m guessing that this “sore” is more than some redness of the skin. I assume it is a little hole or crater, and that the top skin of the sole of your foot is gone. If that’s the case, what you’ve got is called a foot ulcer. A foot ulcer crater is often surrounded by a border of thickened, callused skin. (I’ve put an illustration on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) Some craters are shallow. In severe ulcers, the red crater may be deep enough to expose tendons or bones. If you have a foot ulcer, you should see your doctor. People with diabetes are more likely to get severe foot ulcers. That’s because diabetes can cause nerve damage in the feet, which makes them less sensitive to pain or discomfort. People with diabetes can injure their foot significantly and not know it because they

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff experience no pain. As a result, the ulcer can slowly get worse. People with diabetes are at special risk from having a foot ulcer. Because diabetics often have poor blood supply in their feet, their foot ulcers have more trouble healing. Healing requires a good blood supply to provide energy and a steady flow of immune system cells to do its work. Foot ulcers are vulnerable to infection. An untreated infection can develop into: • An abscess, or pus-filled pocket; • A spreading infection of the skin and underlying fat; • A bone infection; • Gangrene, an area of dead, darkened body tissue. If you have good circulation, your doctor can treat your foot ulcer by trimming away diseased tissue and removing any nearby callused skin. The doctor will apply a dressing and may prescribe specialized footwear to relieve pressure on the affected area. If there is a

possibility of infection, you may need to take antibiotics. Foot ulcers that do not respond to more conservative therapy may require surgery. If you have poor circulation, you may need surgery to correct blood-flow problems in your leg arteries. And if the circulation is poor enough, there may be no way to cure a foot ulcer, and the recurrent infections that develop in that ulcer, except by amputating the foot. So, if you’ve had one foot ulcer, you should see your doctor about it. After the ulcer is cured, you should take steps to help prevent future ulcers: • Examine your feet every day to check for rubbed areas, cracks or calluses. • Wash your feet every day using mild soap and warm water. Dry thoroughly. Apply moisturizing lotion to dry areas. • Wear roomy, wellcushioned shoes and soft, absorbent socks.

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

high school popularity Dear Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 and will be entering a public school for the first time this fall. I will be excited but very nervous. I want very much to make new friends and be popular with my classmates. My mother has suggested that I write to you for any tips you can share about succeeding socially, since you are a former high school administrator. – Jill, St. Paul, Minn. Dear Jill: An article in Teen Magazine offered some excellent tips on student popularity. According to the article, any student can become more popular. It takes confidence, common sense and a willingness to try new things: 1. Be friendly. This is the No. 1 ingredient in popularity. It’s important to have a ready smile for everyone and to know how to start conversations. 2. Be a good friend. Be supportive when a pal has a problem. Never be judgmental. Always keep a friend’s secrets to yourself and avoid gossip. 3. Develop a good sense of humor. Laughter is a people magnet. According to Dr. Alan Entin, a clinical psychologist in Richmond, Va.: “People love to be around other people who have a good sense of humor because they’re fun to be with. They’re able to look at things objectively and laugh at themselves, and, in general, they’re more upbeat.” 4. Build your selfesteem. Confidence and popularity go hand in hand. If you’re short of self-confidence, one easy way to give yourself an instant boost is to make a list of your good qualities. The next time you’re

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace stuck in an “I don’t have anything to offer anyone” mood, whip out the list, and you’re bound to feel better. 5. Don’t be a copycat. Be a leader, not a follower. The next time you feel pressure to do something because “everyone else is doing it,” think twice. Doing what you want, even if it sets you apart, is the way to win respect, which is the foundation of longterm popularity. 6. Don’t belong to a clique. Being a part of many crowds gives you exposure to more people. It also can save you from gaining the reputation of being a snob. 7. Strive for good grades. Being a good student does two important things for your social status: It causes people to admire you and it makes you more interesting – because the more you learn, the more interesting you are. 8. Keep up on current trends. Part of being popular means keeping up with new trends. It will give you plenty of ammunition with which to start a conversation or join one in progress. 9. Take advantage of extra-curricular events sponsored by your school. Join clubs that you might enjoy. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.

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Dear Abby: My son married a sweet girl three years ago. Since then, she has become cold and distant to me. My son rarely calls or comes around. They are expecting their first child soon. She has not invited me to the baby showers or to see the nursery, etc. My side of the family doesn’t seem to matter to her or my son. Because he doesn’t stand up for me, I fear I will never get to be close to my grandchild. I don’t want to upset them, but how do I handle this? – Sad Grandma-To-Be Dear Sad: Talk to your son about your feelings, and ask if there is a reason for his wife’s behavior. Then ask if he WANTS you to be a part of his child’s life. That you haven’t been invited to the baby showers is terrible, but nothing will change until you bring your concerns out into the open. Dear Abby: I have been a widower for 15 years. I had kids at home, so restarting romantic life wasn’t a priority after my wife died. Ten years later, I realized I was no longer interested in women, and

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Don't miss this sale! All nice, quality items, NO JUNK! Women's clothes S-L, womens shoes, purses, jewelry, tons of name brand-Gymboree, Gap, Carters, great condition girls clothes 0-3T, boys clothes 4T5T, baby stuff-swing, bassinet, Boppy, books, toys, bikes, small kitchen appliances, kitchen goods, home decor, rugs, kitchen table and chairs, ottomans, conference chairs, computer monitors and keyboards, office supplies and much more!

Dorm fridge, daybed, twin sleeper sofa, desks, 6 dining chairs, side chairs, 2 baker's racks, side & end tables, mirrors, framed pictures, bedding, linens, baskets & floral, lamps, girls vanity, Bow Flex, Nordic track, TVs, dresser, bookshelves, lateral file cabinets, glassware, bread machines, Christmas, girls bike, kitchenware, lawn furniture, garden tools, Thomasville armoire & headboard, books, magazines, antique china, area rugs and much more!

BATAVIA

DEKALB

Batavia

FRI, SAT, SUN JUNE 21, 22, 23 8AM - 3PM 432 S. RADDANT RD. Furniture, tools, lawn & garden, scrap booking materials, kitchen & household, linens, nursing scrubs & MUCH MORE!!

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1101 Averill Dr Fri 6/21 8am-4pm Sat 6/22 8am-12noon

RABBIT SMALL DUTCH RABBIT - LOST I am missing my pet dwarf black and white dutch rabbit. Escaped from south side of DeKalb by Fairview. We would like to get Demarcus back home. Please call 815-501-9760.

Friday & Saturday June 21 & 22 9am – 4pm

432 JOANNE LN.

Call 630-443-3607

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315 S. Jackson St.

WOODS OF FOX GLEN ESTATE SALE 3009 Fox Glen Ct

BATAVIA MULTI-FAMILY SALE

MANLY MAN GARAGE SALE 230 GAYLE AVE

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GREAT ESTATE SALE! Fri-Sat, June 21 & 22, 9-4

12279 Plum Grove Rd (Del Webb doesn't allow signs. Please use GPS)

Household miscellaneous, boys clothes, sizes 8-12, athletic shoes, youth golf clubs, Mapex drum set, w/2 mounted toms, floor tom, snare, bass, crash, ride and hi hat cymbals, screen tent, books, etc. Come take a look! Get instant news updates from Kane County Chronicle!

Tons of HUNTING, FISHING, CAMPING GEAR. Over 40 Rods Fly and Cast, Custom Bamboo Rods. Over 60 Reels some collector items, lots of great items. FULL tackle boxes, lures and more! Knives and Clothes for hunting and fishing. Some old wood projects. MUCH MORE!

ELBURN

Sat. June 22nd, 9am-3pm Lots of Old Stuff, Old Farm Stuff, Old Books, Old Tools, Old Stuff You've Never Seen Before. Everything is Old. Everything is $1 per item.

GENEVA

THURS & FRI 8AM - 1PM

3262 Hillcrest Road Friday & Saturday June 21 & 22 8 am - 4 pm Baby/Toddler Focused Sale, plus lots of household items!! Tons of baby and toddler items including stroller, pack n play, clothing, and toys, toys, toys. Also plenty of standard household items, adult clothing, and a set of 2012 Jeep Wrangler OEM rims.

GENEVA

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Furniture, collectibles, household, home décor, yard, tools, clothing, gas grill, sofa/loveseat, shelving

PRICED TO SELL! Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Kane County Chronicle Classified

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

Any questions call Tracy Behrens 630-212-1610 or email at tracybehrens1@yahoo.com

HUNTLEY HUGE

TREASURES GALORE & MORE!

10409 Fair Ln. MOVING SALE

1042 St. Andrews Circle

Moving overseas and everything must go. Beautiful furniture, rugs, clothing, toys and more.

HAMPSHIRE

858 Morrill Ln. ALL MUST GO!

HINCKLEY 20TH ANNUAL

Lists & Maps available at businesses in Hinckley

Fri 6/21 & Sat 6/22 9am to 3pm

SE corner of Rt. 38 and 47 Follow signs

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All NIU Sports... All The Time

FRI 6/21 8-4 SAT 6/22 8-2

GENEVA 221 Dodson St.

HUGE MULTI FAMILY 204 Barn Owl Dr Thursday thru Sunday 8 am - 5 pm Antiques, Collectibles, Mechanics tools, Elliptical, Snowmobile Gear, Kitchen, Household and Garden Items. Many new items. Items added daily. Check us out online

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THURS - SAT June 20 - 22 8AM - 4:30PM Absolutely Unbelievable Stuff! My loss is your gain! Featured Items: Tiger River hot tub, HP pen plotter, and bedding and bath accessories, chokies, tons of seasonal decorations (inside and out) costume jewelry, ladies designer handbags, computer equipment, small kitchen electrics, appliances, utensils, building materials, tools, pet supplies, household decorations, frames, vases, office supplies, furniture and much, much more stuff. Too many items to list

Just to name a few! Priced to sell or make an offer. Many items in new or like new condition! Don't Miss Out! Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it to our online photo album at KCChronicle.com/MyPhotos


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ST CHARLES

6N090 E. Ridgewood Dr HUGE UPSCALE GARAGE SALE!! FRI 6/21 & SAT 6/22 8AM-3PM Furniture, household items, scooters, sewing machine, fishing items, skis, clothing, coats, computer, printer and much more!!!

ST CHARLES

HUGE multi-family sale!

37W260 Baker Hill Court Near Red Gate/Randall Rd. 6/20-6/21, 8:30AM-4PM

Dresser, jog stroller, drivable fire engine, play kitchen, children / adult clothing, toys, books, shoes, electronics, iPod touch 2nd gen. Garden plants for sale too! Natives and garden favorites.

St. Charles Fri 6/21 & Sat 6/22 9a-4p 4212 Prestwick Ct. Vinyl records: Latin, Rock, Pop , some tools, children's toys, household, knick knacks, lamps, etc. Something for Everyone! ST. CHARLES

Huge Multi-Family Garage Sale! Fri. 6/21 8-4 Sat. 6/22 9-3 39W300 BOLCUM RD Lots of Households, furniture, garden, sporting goods, books, electronics. Lots of clothes & trendy accessories.

Electric Stove : Jenn Air, Clean, Convection, Grills, Self Cleaning, Power Vent, Everything Works $400 630-377-3937

LAWN MOWER - TORO 22”, self propelled, electric start. Mulcher, $275. 630-232-1982

Stove – Kenmore – Gas – Black – 8 Years Old $150 630-803-7791 Days 9am-5pm Dukane natural gas grill, 2 burner, good condition, $35. 630-8094234 FISHER BOY CONCRETE STATUE with hat. $165. 1850's Black Walnut Railing 847-515-8012 from the Kane County Poor Farm. 30', 45 spindles, newel post, $1800. 630-232-0123 1st Day Covers - US Postage Large Collection of Over 400. Years 1986-1990 (8 albums) $400 630-587-6620 Canister Set – China – Cream & Gold – Complete w/Hanging Shelf 1900's $75 630-232-7138 9am-6pm Doll – American Girl – Molly w/Trunk – Clothes – Acessories Never Played With. $70 630-232-7138 9am-6pm WHEATIES BOX COLLECTION 122 boxes. Not selling individuals boxes. 847-515-8012

Dog Training Crate – Folding Double Door, Front & Side Access, 42” x 24” x 22” $85 630-377-2242

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

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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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

Sat 6/22 ONLY 8am-2pm 4N059 Thornly Rd.

SYCAMORE

Geneva 1st Floor 1BR Country Apt. ¼ mile from town, available now. $599/mo + security deposit. 630-232-6429

SOUTH ELGIN ~ LARGE 2BR

S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. Garage, $820 + utilities. 630-841-0590

St. Charles - Newly Renovated

Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 NO PETS! 630-841-0590 St. Charles - Upper 4 Room, 1BA in charming older home. Kitch Skylight. Laundry, Garage. No Smoking/Dogs. $850. 630-232-0303.

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

DeKalb - Newer End Unit

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

A-1 AUTO

Laundry room, 1 car garage, close to town. $850/mo + $850 sec, utilities not incl. 630-326-9898

815-814-1224

BATAVIA 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Book case: White, adjustable shelves, 1 drawer, 60”H 22.5”W 14”D $70 630-232-7751

China Cabinet - With light

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

1993 Corvette 350 LTI 71,000 miles, New Tires, Loaded. Must See! $10,500 obo 815-762-3884

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

2000 Mercury Mountaineer Desk – Walnut, Vintage, Well Made & Sturdy w/Smooth Gliding Premier Edition with all available Drawers 30” x 60” x 32” $400 accessories including CD changer & sunroof. Very clean and only 630-947-3282 after 6pm 130,000 miles. Everything works. Filing Cabinet: Hon Brigade New tires! I'll show you the CarFax! 600 Series – Lateral, Putty, $4900. Call Mike 815-761-7867 4 Drawers, Excellent Condition, 53” x 42” x 19-1/4 $400 630-947-3282 aft. 6pm

Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

1999 Chevrolet Trailblazer HUTCH (2) – 2 Book Hutches. 5 openings & drawer. Great condition. 105,000 miles. Loaded. Good condition. Asking $4,000. Call Kay $40/each. 630-879-5341 anytime at 815-756-7672. Kitchen Table – Oak w/18” Leaf, 6 Chairs, 3 Bar Stools, * 815-575-5153 * 29-1/2” x 60” x 38” $400 630-947-3282 aft. 6pm 1999 OLDS Silhouette Mini Van Gold Premier Ed, beige lthr, new KITCHEN TABLE SET - Oak Table with Leaf & 6 Chairs. Pedestal Ta- brakes, tires, shocks, battery. Good condition, $2900. 630-377-0628 ble with Claw Legs. $300. 630-879-5341 2008 Class A motor home NOTICE Oak Dresser – 4 Drawers, 40-3/4”x Forest River Georgetown 33” x 17” Good Working Condition PUBLICATION POLICIES 35ft, 3 slides, 26K mi., fully $100 630-947-3282 aft. 6pm This publication reserves the loaded, exc. cond., $57,500 SOFA & matching Loveseat-solid right to edit or reject any ads 630-470-5203 without comment. This publicaEVERYTHING MUST GO! rust color, excellent condition $400 tion is careful to review all adBeautiful antiques & collectibles, 630-809-4234 vertising but the burden of truthwasher, dryer, kitchen items, tools, ful content belongs to the adveroriginal artwork. tiser. We use standard abbreviations and we reserve the right to Lamp. Beige. properly classify your ad. All ads $30 OBO 815-505-3308 – 815-517-1144 are subject to credit approval. 218 SOMONAUK ST. We reserve the right to require Mirror with black wood frame. prepayment. We accept cash, $40 OBO. check, Visa, Mastercard and 815-505-3308 - 815-517-1144 Discover. CHECK YOUR AD Serger – ELNA PRO 905 – Includes Please check your ad the first Sat 6/22 8am-4pm All Accessories, Elna Workbook, day it is published. If you see an Threads, Books $100 Huge sale - items too numerous error, call us immediately and it 630-232-7138 9am-6pm to list. Furniture, housewares, will be corrected for the next BATAVIA crafts, games, electronics, sports STORAGE SHELF UNITS (3) available publication date. Our equipment, pet supplies etc. 1 BR starting at $860-$870 Approximately 48" wide, 48" high, liability is for only one publica15" deep. Sturdy, great storage for tion date and shall not exceed 2 BR starting at $980-$1000 closets, garage or any room $10 the total cost of the first day of Advertise here for a 3 BR TH starting at $1280 each, all 3 for $25. Excellent con- publication. successful garage sale! 630-879-8300 dition. 630-809-4234 Call 815-455-4800

St. Charles

COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550$625 Clean Quiet country setting, close to downtown Genoa. Lots of updates. Call 815-784-4606

WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, backyrd. Start July 1. $1590 10 mins from DeKalb. 847-338-5588

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

Minocqua, WI 2+ Bedroom 1.5 bath, year round on Minocqua Chain. Cable, internet, natural gas. 100', lake frontage, deck, garage. $345,000 630-232-0123

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Felicia Saad; et. al. DEFENDANTS 07 CH 01419 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-

Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com EN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/12/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 12-34-332-002 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 419 Flagstone Court North Aurora, IL 60542 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-18453. I540538 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PLAINTIFF Vs. Donald G. Blummer; et. al. DEFENDANTS 10 CH 04588 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S ALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/12/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 03-33-278-006 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 35W015 Chateau Drive West Dundee, IL 60118 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., PUBLIC NOTICE 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR file number 14-10-33281. THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I540562 KANE COUNTY (Published in the Kane County GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013) Association

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Stella M. Geiss a/k/a Stella Geiss; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 01815 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/5/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/18/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-07-179-012 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 13640 Hemlock Road Huntley, IL 60142 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorCodilis & As ciat P.C.


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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com ney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-14131. I537764 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Michele D. Pemberton; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04178 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/21/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 03-02-276-018 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 6783 Slate Drive Carpentersville, IL 60110 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse agains th Mo th Mo

against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-32768. I540560 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS PHH Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Doug Howison a/k/a Douglas G. Howison; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04301 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/14/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-08-101-041 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 13464 Michigan Avenue Huntley, IL 60142 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is sub-

subj prope y ject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-30922. I540619 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY -

GENEVA, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Felicia Saad; et. al. DEFENDANTS 07 CH 01419 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/12/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 9 OF BANBURY GROVE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 8 OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF BATAVIA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 12-34-332-002 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 419 Flagstone Court North Aurora, IL 60542 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed

pu to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-18453. I540538 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Donald G. Blummer; et. al. DEFENDANTS 10 CH 04588 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S ALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/12/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 24 OF FRONTENAC, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF DUNDEE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 03-33-278-006 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 35W015 Chateau Drive West Dundee, IL 60118 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 â&#x20AC;˘ Page 31 aga and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-33281. I540562 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Stella M. Geiss a/k/a Stella Geiss; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 01815 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 3/5/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/18/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County

ounty Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 117 IN THE PLAT OF SUBDIVISION DEL WEBB'S SUN CITY HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS NEIGHBORHOOD THIRTY FOUR, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 13, 2005 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2005K080225 IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 02-07-179-012 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 13640 Hemlock Road Huntley, IL 60142 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check th C t file to ify all info

the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-14131. I537764 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 5, 12, 19, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS BMO Harris Bank, National Association f/k/a Harris National Association f/k/a Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Plaintiff, vs. Maureen F. Genz; Garden Quarter I Association; First Federal Savings Bank; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Margaret M. Hoon a/k/a Margaret M. Alters; Matthew Alters; Carroll Alters; Mary Fucarino; Ernie R. Siklas; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, ss Special Representative for Margaret M. Hoon a/k/a Margaret M. Alters (deceased), Defendants. Case No. 12 CH 00224 Notice to Heirs and Legatees Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Margaret M. Hoon a/k/a Margaret M. Alters, that on May 28, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 3 Pioneer Park Place, Elgin, IL 60123. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 19, 26, July 2, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Michele D. Pemberton; et. al.


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Page 32 â&#x20AC;˘ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04178 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/21/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: UNIT 97-2 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN SILVERSTONE LAKE CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003K008173, IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 03-02-276-018 Improved with Condo/Townhouse COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 6783 Slate Drive Carpentersville, IL 60110 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-32768. I540560 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS PHH Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Doug Howison a/k/a Douglas G. Howison; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 04301 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/14/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 7/25/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL 1: LOT 71 IN AMENDED PLAT OF SUBDIVISION OF DEL WEBB'S SUN CITY-HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS NEIGHBORHOOD EIGHT, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OT SECTION 8, IN TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE VILLAGE OF HUNTLEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 29, 1999 IN PLAT ENVELOPE A287 A & B AS DOCUMENT NO. 1999K074733, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL ONE FOR VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS OVER AND ACROSS DRIVEWAYS AND WALKWAYS LOCATED ON THE DWELLING UNITS AS DEFINED AND SET FORTH IN SUPPLEMENT NUMBER ONE RECORDED MAY 7, 1999 AS DOCUMENT 1999K045962, SUPPLEMENTING THE DECLARATION RECORDED MARCH 30, 1999 AS DOCUMENT 1999K032548. PIN 02-08-101-041 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 13464 Michigan Avenue Huntley, IL 60142 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, pur-

unity pur chasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-30922. I540619 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 12, 19, 26, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF (DECEDENT): Leonard M. Zywicki Address: 2131 North Springfield Chicago, IL 60647 Date of Death: April 12, 2013 Case No. 2013 P 00000274 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Leonard M. Zywicki who died on April 12 2013, a resident of Cook County, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Diane B. Malooly 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Roman J. Seckel of Drendel & Jansons Law Group, 111 Flinn Street, Batavia, IL 60510. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before December 9, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-0112 or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On May 21, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate was entered. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnesses to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided in Article VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to

y pe contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). Diane B Malooly Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle and East Cook County June 5, 12, 19, 2013. 6024)

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: CAROL M. JOHNSON, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. A/K/A BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PATRICIA HALL, JOHN M. BURKE, OCCUPANT, CAROLINE L. THOMAS A/K/A CAROLINE L. HAMMERTON A/K/A CAROLINE THOMAS A/K/A CAROLINE HAMMERTON, BRIAN M. HAMMERTON A/K/A BRIAN HAMMERTON, SUSAN RUSSELL, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. KANE COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 13 TX 163 FILED 5/29/2013

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applying y Kane, Illinois at the County Office Redemption can be made at any Building in Geneva, Illinois. time on or before 10/24/2013 by applying to the County Clerk of For further information contact the Kane, Illinois at the County Office County Clerk. Building in Geneva, Illinois. CENTRAL BUYER CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE For further information contact the County Clerk. Kane County Clerk CENTRAL BUYER CORP. 719 Batavia Ave, Building B PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 232-5964 Dated: 06/05/2013 Kane County Clerk 719 Batavia Ave, Building B (Published in the Kane County Geneva, IL 60134 Chronicle June 18, 19, 20, 2013) (630) 232-5964 Dated: 06/05/2013

ilding ounty Batavia Avenue, B, Geneva, IL For further information contact the 60134 County Clerk. Telephone: (630)232-5964

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 18, 19, 20, 2013)

TO: LDK Builders, Inc, Windstone Community Assocation II Inc, Platinum Assets LLC, Valerie Sikorski, County Clerk of Kane County; Occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: WINSON WONG, OCCUPANT, ANTHONY WALLACE, TAK WONG, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. KANE COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 13 TX 164 FILED 5/29/2013

PUBLIC NOTICE TO: JUAN VILLANUEVA JR., HEATHER WOODWORTH, OCCUPANT, CYNTHIA S. VILLANUEVA A/K/A CYNTHIA VILLANUEVA, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. KANE COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 13 TX 165 FILED 5/29/2013

INTERSTATE FUNDING CORP. PAM Institutional Tax Lien Fund LLC PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE Purchaser or Assignee Kane County Clerk 719 Batavia Ave, Building B Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 232-5964 Dated: 06/05/2013

PETER C. ALEXANDER Attorney at Law 2000 South Batavia Avenue Suite 520 Geneva, IL 60134 (Published in the Kane County (630) 845-9090 Chronicle June 18, 19, 20, 2013) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle June 19, 20, 21, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE

TAX DEED NO. 13 TX 195 Filed: June 11, 2013

TAX DEED NO. 13 TX 196 Filed: June 11, 2013 TAKE NOTICE

County of Kane Date Premises Sold October 25, 2010 County of Kane, State of Illinois Certificate Number 2010-02837 Date Premises Sold 10/25/2010 Sold for General takes of (2008) Certificate No. 2010-02738 Sold for General Taxes of (year) Sold for Special Assessment of (municipality) and Special Assess2009 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A ment Number Warrant No. Inst. No. (municipality) and Special Assessment Number THIS PROERTY HAS BEEN N/A SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Warrant No. ______N/A Installment No. N/A Property located at 778 Brighton Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Permanent Index No. 14-10-127020 Property located at 1353 BRANDYWINE CIR., BATAVIA, IL This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for Legal Description or Property Index delinquent taxes and that the periNo. 12-28-276-016 od of redemption from the sale will expire on October 23, 2013 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold The amount to redeem is subject to for delinquent taxes and that the increase at 6 month intervals from period of redemption from the sale the date of the sale and may be furwill expire on 10/24/2013. ther increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his assignee pays The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals any subsequently accruing taxes or from the date of sale and may be special assessments to redeem the further increased if the purchaser at property from subsequent forfeitures the tax sale or his assignee pays or tax sales. Check with the county any subsequently accruing taxes or clerk as to the exact amount you special assessments to redeem the owe before redeeming. property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county This notice is also to advise you clerk as to the exact amount you that a petition will be filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and owe before redeeming: the right to possession of this propThis notice is also to advise you erty if redemption is not made on or that a petition has been filed for a before October 23, 2013 tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this This matter is set for hearing in the property if redemption is not made Circuit Court of Kane County, 100 on or before 10/24/2013. South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134 on November 13, 2013 at This matter is set for hearing in the 9:30AM. Circuit Court of this County in Geneva, Illinois, on 11/22/2013 in the You may be present at this hearing Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. but your right to redeem will alThird St., Geneva, IL 60134, Court ready have expired at that time. Room 110 at 9:30 A.M.

County of Kane, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 10/25/2010 TAKE NOTICE Certificate No. 2010-02621 Sold for General Taxes of (year) County of Kane, State of Illinois 2009 Date Premises Sold 10/25/2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A Certificate No. 2010-02525 (municipality) Sold for General Taxes of (year) and Special Assessment Number 2009 N/A Sold for Special Assessment of N/A Warrant No. ______N/A (municipality) Installment No. N/A and Special Assessment Number N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN Warrant No. N/A SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Installment No. N/A Property located at 528 N. RIVER THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN ST., BATAVIA, IL SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Legal Description or Property Index No. 12-15-458-001 Property located at 751 ANDERSON BLVD., GENEVA, IL This notice is to advise you that Legal Description or Property Index the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the No. 12-03-129-001 period of redemption from the sale This notice is to advise you that will expire on 10/24/2013. the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the The amount to redeem is subject period of redemption from the sale to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be will expire on 10/24/2013. further increased if the purchaser at The amount to redeem is subject the tax sale or his assignee pays to increase at 6 month intervals any subsequently accruing taxes or from the date of sale and may be special assessments to redeem the further increased if the purchaser at property from subsequent forfeitures the tax sale or his assignee pays or tax sales. Check with the county any subsequently accruing taxes or clerk as to the exact amount you special assessments to redeem the owe before redeeming: property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county This notice is also to advise you clerk as to the exact amount you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title owe before redeeming: and the right to possession of this This notice is also to advise you property if redemption is not made that a petition has been filed for a on or before 10/24/2013. tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this This matter is set for hearing in the property if redemption is not made Circuit Court of this County in Geneva, Illinois, on 11/22/2013 in the on or before 10/24/2013. Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. This matter is set for hearing in the Third St., Geneva, IL 60134, Court Circuit Court of this County in Gene- Room 110 at 9:30 A.M. You may be present at this hearva, Illinois, on 11/22/2013 in the ing but your right to redeem will alKane County Courthouse, 100 S. You may be present at this hear- ready have expired at that time. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134, Court ing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. Room 110 at 9:30 A.M. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT You may be present at this hearYOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM LOSS OF PROPERTY ing but your right to redeem will alIMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT ready have expired at that time. LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 10/24/2013 by YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM Redemption can be made at any applying to the County Clerk of IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT time on or before 10/24/2013 by Kane, Illinois at the County Office LOSS OF PROPERTY applying to the County Clerk of Building in Geneva, Illinois.

TO: Dennis Tischhauser, Cheryl Tischhauser, Z Financial, County Clerk of Kane County; Occupants or persons in actual possession of real estate hereinafter described; unknown owners and parties interested in said real estate.

TAKE NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before October 23, 2013 by applying to the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois in Geneva, Illinois.

County of Kane Date Premises Sold October 25, 2010 Certificate Number 2010-01685 Sold for General takes of (2008) Sold for Special Assessment of (municipality) and Special Assessment Number Warrant No. Inst. No. THIS PROERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 06N248 Merideth Rd, Maple Park, IL 60151 Permanent Index No. 07-10-327002 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on October 23, 2013 The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of the sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition will be filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before October 23, 2013 This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Kane County, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134 on November 13, 2013 at 9:30AM. You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before October 23, 2013 by applying to the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois in Geneva, Illinois.

For further information contact For further information contact the Kane County Clerk. Address: Kane County Clerk, 719 the Kane County Clerk.


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