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he alpacas carefully scanned the newcomers, as spectators ran excitedly to the wire fence for the “Alpacas and Art” event at the Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm in Campton Hills. With their long necks, the miniature, giraffelike animals moved about in the pasture methodically. The alpacas were calm, reserved and vigilant. A mother with two young children pointed to the smallest member of the herd and explained how the baby alpaca was just like them – young, blissful and curious. The children laughed and reached their hands through the wire mesh, reaching for the furry creature. The two children laughed as the young alpaca romped around the herd. The young alpaca seemed to be searching for an energized playmate with whom to spend the sunny afternoon.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Documentary in Geneva GENEVA – The documentary “Budrus” will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St. in downtown Geneva. The film is part of a free monthly film series. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 630-232-2350.

‘History of Golf’ to be explored at library July 16 BATAVIA – Both golfers and golf widows can enjoy a presentation on the “History of Golf” by Peter Longo, PGA life member and golf historian, at 7 p.m. July 16 at Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Registration is required. There is no charge. Register online at or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

Pavement marking work to start first week of July The annual Kane County pavement marking program work will begin the week of July 1 and is expected to be complete by Oct. 31, weather permitting. The work includes installation

of urethane and paint pavement markings on county highways. Temporary lane closures will be required during daytime working hours Monday through Friday. Drivers are urged to watch for workers and equipment on the road and shoulders, anticipate delays and use caution in freshly painted areas.

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Where did you grow up? Park Ridge, but my dad was a civil engineer, and I also lived in two cities in Brazil, in Iran and in Jordan as a kid and as an adult with my family in Germany. Pets? Lexie, a Shiba Inu mix rescued from Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Sandra Bullock First job? At Brown’s Chicken during high school As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Astronomer,

but I became an electrical engineer. A book you’d recommend? “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “The Kite Runner,” both by Khaled Hosseini Favorite charity? I volunteer at Hesed House through St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Do you speak another language? English and Arabic, a little German and a little Spanish What game show would you be on? “Wheel of Fortune” Favorite local restaurant? ZaZa’s Italian Steakhouse in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I have been to 26 countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic and Argentina. I’m also a leap year baby, born on Feb. 29.

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‘Illinois UFOs’ presentation at Batavia Public Library WHAT: Presenter Terry Fisk will talk about UFO sightings in Illinois, including some in Franklin Park, Rockford, Downers Grove, Tinley Park and at O’Hare Airport in an “Illinois UFOs” presentation. Fisk will discuss sightings in the Midwest and around the world. Photos, case histories and eyewitness accounts are part of his presentation. The program is free; registration is required. WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia INFO: Register online at or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

Artist reception set for Saturday at Wasco Nursery WHAT: Cheryl Holz will be the second artist to display her artwork at the Wasco Nursery’s “A Gallery of Nature.” Holz’s work will be on display through July 8. An artist reception will be held with light refreshments complimentary from The Lodge restaurant. WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Wasco Nursery & Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles INFO: Call 630-584-4424 or visit www.

‘That’s Amore’ event at Batavia Public Library WHAT: The Batavia Public Library presents its monthly Sundays on Stage program. “That’s Amore” features singer Heather Braoudakis who will explore the different kinds of love – agape, eros and phileo – with songs by Nat King Cole, George Gershwin and others. The program is free. WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. INFO: Register online at or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

Military Appreciation Night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark WHAT: Military Appreciation Night event will take place during the Kane County Cougars’ game against the Quad Cities River Bandits. Fifth Third Bank will honor the nation’s veterans and active service military for their contribution and service, and they can enjoy complimentary game tickets with reserved covered seating, food, beverages and networking. The evening will conclude with a patriotic fireworks presentation after the game. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. July 6

WHERE: Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 1 Cougar Trail, Geneva INFO: RSVP is required by Monday. For information, visit

NIU STEM event set for July 9 at Claddagh Irish Pub WHAT: Northern Illinois University STEM Outreach has planned an event, which will be “WISSARDs of the Antarctic.” The program will focus on the WISSARD project (Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling), which is using a hot water drill to explore the environment beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Scientists drill into the heart of Antarctic ice and study the effects of millions of years of weather to predict future climate change. Ross Powell (bottom right) and fellow NIU geologist Reed Scherer recovered sediment from a subglacial Antarctic lake bed. WHEN: Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Drive, Geneva WHERE: 6:30 p.m. July 9 INFO: Visit www.niu. edu/stem/community_ programs/STEM_Cafe. shtml.



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8LOCAL BRIEFS River presentation set at Unity of Fox Valley

Geneva Green Market opens for summer

BATAVIA – Unity of Fox Valley will host, “Protecting the Fox River, The Jewel of the Valley,” from 7 to 9 p.m. today at 230 Webster St., Batavia, near Wilson Street and Route 25. The free presentation will be by Gary Swick, with Friends of the Fox River. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 630-879-1115.

Fundraiser for toddler is Saturday in Aurora AURORA – JJ’s Prime Time Pub will host a fundraiser for Ella Gracie Hensel from 6 p.m. to closing Saturday at 1555 Butterfield Road, Aurora. Ella is the 21-monthold daughter of the floor manager, Jeff Zich. Ella has been diagnosed with Fanconi syndrome, a kidney disease. Tickets cost $15 and will be available at the door. There will be a buffet, as well as entertainment by Paparazzi and a silent auction. For information, call 630-800-1161 or visit

Batavia’s Windmill City Festival begins July 12 BATAVIA – Windmill City Festival will be held July 12 through July 14 at the Riverwalk, on North Island Avenue and Houston Street in downtown Batavia. Admission is free. The Windmill City Festival committee includes representatives from the Batavia Park District, Batavia Chamber of Commerce and the city of Batavia. Events include the Tour Edge Golf Challenge. There will be an ice cream eating contest, sponsored by Foltos Tonsorial Parlor and the Batavia Creamery. And there will be a Wiffleball Home Run Derby, sponsored by the Kane County Cougars. Also, there will be a craft show, a pet parade and a 5K run. For information, visit www.

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Sue Olszewski of Batavia buys vegetables from Danielle Stojan of Stojan’s Vegetables in Maple Park on Thursday, during the opening day of the season for the Geneva Green Market.

STC ranks high on DUI arrest list By ERIC SCHELKOPF St. Charles ranks high among area communities for drunken driving arrests, according to a survey by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists. The group recently released the results of the survey, which has been funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation for 23 years. According to the survey, the St. Charles Police Department had 135 DUI arrests last year, placing it 48th on the list. Nearly 700 police agencies were surveyed, with 84 percent responding. In comparison, Geneva had 48 DUI arrests last year and was ranked 106th. Batavia had 42 arrests and was ranked 112th, followed by Campton Hills, which had 38 arrests and was ranked 116th.

At a glance St. Charles police made 135 drunken driving arrests last year. The department came in at 48th on the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists’ DUI arrests list.

North Aurora had 68 DUI arrests last year and was ranked 88th. Sugar Grove had 19 DUI arrests last year and was ranked 135th, and Elburn had 13 DUI arrests and was ranked 141st. St. Charles Police Chief Jim Lamkin said the police department has been seeing a change of behavior in people’s habits. “Our officers are seeing more cabs downtown, especially on the weekends,” Lamkin said. “But we still have people not using the best judgment. In a perfect world,

it would be great if we didn’t need DUI enforcement.” Rita Kreslin, executive director of the AAIM, said having departments that make more DUI arrests would not necessarily mean there are more drunken drivers in Illinois communities. “It just means that police departments have sped up efforts,” she said. For the sixth consecutive year, the Rockford Police De-

partment is first in the state in DUI arrests among municipal departments, with 699 arrests for 2012. Because of its size, Chicago is in its own category. With 330 DUI arrests last year, the Aurora Police Department was ranked seventh, a 13.8 percent increase from 2011. The DeKalb Police Department made 242 DUI arrests last year, up from 168 in 2011.

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78/60 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 78/60 Temperatures Waukegan 79/61 77/61 High/low ....................................... 88°/63° Normal high ......................................... 83° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 96° (2005) Algonquin 80/61 79/60 79/62 78/60 Normal low .......................................... 63° Hampshire Record low ............................... 48° (1992) Schaumburg 79/60 Elgin 80/62 Peak wind ........................ WNW at 17 mph 80/61 DeKalb Precipitation 79/60 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 79/60 80/63 Month to date ................................... 3.76” Normal month to date ....................... 3.85” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 21.91” 80/63 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 17.25” Dixon 82/62

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Saturday Hi Lo W 72 57 t 74 54 t 71 58 t 72 58 t 73 54 t 70 61 t 75 57 t 74 54 t

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

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Saturday Hi Lo W 75 56 t 73 56 t 74 57 t 72 54 t 71 59 t 71 55 t 72 58 t 71 57 t

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

Pollen Count Data as of Thursday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Thursday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 2.51..... +0.84 Montgomery........... 13..... 13.15..... +0.71 Burlington, WI ........ 11..... 10.84..... +0.67 New Munster, WI .... 19..... 11.95..... +1.64 Dayton ................... 12....... 9.46..... +0.50 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 6.83..... +0.09 McHenry .................. 4....... 4.64..... +0.29 Waukesha ................ 6....... 5.42...... -0.42

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D-303 committee reviews budget before public hearing By NICOLE WESKERNA ST. CHARLES – St. Charles school board’s Business Services Committee took a final look Thursday at St. Charles School District 303’s fiscal 2013-14 budget before a public hearing Aug. 12. School officials anticipate revenues to total $205,699,250 for that fiscal year, with expected expenditures to total $206,194,600. Officials anticipate a year-end deficit of $495,350, leaving more than $73 million in the district’s fund balance. District Chief Financial Officer Brad Cauffman said

the $495,350 deficit is due to two factors. A tax abatement caused a deficit in the Debt Service Fund, which will be covered by that fund’s balance. The district’s Tort Fund also has a deficit because the related tax levy was decreased because that fund’s balance was exceeding the recommended amount. Cauffman said the state restored nearly all transportation funding, adding back about $600,000 that will go toward capital renewal for the district’s buses. He said taxpayers may be able to expect some savings in fiscal 2018-19, when officials expect an approximately $16.2 million drop

in a bond and interest levy. He said someone who owns a home valued at $300,000 could save about $630 annually. “When we get to that tax year levy, we anticipate seeing that drop,” he said. The fiscal 2013-14 budget is on public display and there will be a public hearing Aug. 12, with final budget adoption planned for that night. The public may view the final budget at the district’s administration center, 201 S. Seventh St., St. Charles, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning July 1 for at least 30 days. A copy will also be at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles.

Truck driver cited in Rt. 64 rollover By BRENDA SCHORY WEST CHICAGO – The driver of a semitrailer was cited for turning without a signal in a rollover crash that occurred shortly before noon Wednesday on Route 64, west of Powis Road, police said. The truck, a 2001 Freightliner, was traveling north on Powis Road and was stopped

at North Avenue waiting to turn right, according to police reports. The driver, a 23-year-old man from Wisconsin, told police he never saw the second vehicle, a 2006 Hummer H3 driven by a 52-year-old man from South Barrington, until he was already turning and could not avoid hitting it, police said. The driver of the Hummer

was taken to Central DuPage Hospital for observation, police said. West Chicago police would not name the drivers involved in the crash. Although the Hummer rolled over, emergency responders did not have to extricate the driver because the car door opened and he was able to get out, West Chicago Deputy Fire Chief Dennis Keef said.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Family Yoga Workshop to take place Sunday BATAVIA – A Family Yoga Workshop event is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Shine, 5 N. River St., Batavia. Julie Mackey, certified yoga teacher and mother of four, leads families through individual and “team” poses. The cost is $30 per family. For information, call 630-482-9700 or email you@

HomeGoods raising funds for cancer fight GENEVA – Geneva HomeGoods is helping to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund through Sunday. The store at 706 Commons Drive, Geneva, is one of 275 stores nationwide participating in the 12th annual HomeGoods “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to Help Families Fight Cancer with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. Customers can also buy a reusable shopping bag for 99 cents featuring artwork

by Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patients. HomeGoods will contribute 50 cents for each bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund. HomeGoods and its customers have raised more than $3.1 million for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, officials said.

Festival of the Horse and Drum starts Aug. 17 ST. CHARLES – An event, The Festival of the Horse and Drum, takes place Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 52 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, with some events at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The event includes the Grand Tournament of St. Charles, an international jousting and games tournament and the Equus Film Festival. The event is sponsored by Equus Concepts and the Horseman’s Council of Illinois. This event will include the Native American Indian Association of Illinois who will present traditional Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow and Drum. A fiesta of Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican horses and riders will appear. The film festival will be at the Arcada. For information, visit or call 630-272-3077.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS KYSO still seeking youth soccer players for fall ELBURN – The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization is taking registrations for fall recreational soccer through Sunday at www.kanelandyouthsoccer. com. The fall season includes eight games, running from Aug. 24 until Oct. 26. All games and practices are held at the KYSO fields next to Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 17. Fees are $85 for the first child, $65 for each additional child and include a jersey, shorts, socks, trophies and certified referees. KYSO also provides a TOPSoccer program for players with special needs. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) trains young people with disabilities in a caring coaching environment. Volunteer coaching positions also are available, and

a coach training session will be held in early August. Email volunteer@kanelandyouthsoccer. com for details.

Applications due Monday for bar foundation grants The Kane County Bar Foundation is accepting grants from nonprofit organizations seeking to meet the unfilled legal needs of local citizens. Since 1996, the foundation has offered funds to encourage cooperation and develop new and innovative programs and resources to better meet the legal needs of the community. Only one application will be accepted per agency per funding year. Applications are due no later than Monday, and they may be obtained at www. or by emailing the foundation’s executive director, Jan Wade, at

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By NICOLE WESKERNA GENEVA – A Kane County task force has approved sources of income to fund the cost of updating computer software in the county’s court system, negating the need to borrow money. Members of the Kane County Judicial and Public Safety Technology Commission on Thursday approved a plan presented by the county’s chief financial officer, Joe Onzick, to pay for the project, which is anticipated to free up about $6 million from existing sources of tax revenue. The money will pay for a new electronic case management system, which officials have said needs to be upgraded because it is out of date and dysfunctional.

The matter will next appear before the County Board Finance Committee, which meets July 31, and will likely appear before the full County Board in August. The task force initially planned to borrow the $6 million by issuing bonds over 10 years, but using money from a public safety sales tax eliminates the need to borrow through bonds. The total cost to implement the software from 2013 through 2018 is estimated to total about $8.9 million, according to meeting documents. After 2019, ongoing maintenance is expected to cost a little more than $1 million,

which would be paid through the Judicial Technology Fund. Onzick said funds would come through three primary sources: the county’s judicial technology sales tax fund, the public safety sales tax fund and the transit sales tax contingency fund. The Kane County Board has committed about $800,000 a year from the public safety sales tax to the project, and has transferred $1.45 million from that sales tax fund to the project this year. Onzick found a little-used contingency fund with a current balance of about $2.1 million and an annual input of about $450,000. “[Onzick] came back with what I think is a very good plan of internally funding this, so that rather than using up some of our credit capacity, borrowing capacity, we worked it out of our current resources without borrowing,” said task force member Chris Lauzen.

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BATAVIA TOWNSHIP – A North Aurora man was killed Thursday afternoon when a car passing him on Nelson Lake Road struck the rear tire of his bicycle, throwing him to the ground, police said. The bicycle rider, identified as Richard White, 50, of the 1400 block of Fechner Circle, was pronounced dead at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, according to a release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. White was not wearing a helmet, but he appeared to have been wearing headphones at the time of the crash, police said. The collision occurred at 2:15 p.m. at the area of Nelson Lake Road south of Main Street in Batavia Township. White was traveling north on Nelson Lake Road near the

entrance to Dick Young Forest Preserve. A line of cars also traveling north on Nelson Lake Road swerved to go around the bicycle White was riding on the side of the road, police said. A 2009 Nissan Rogue traveling north failed to go around White and struck the rear tire of the bicycle. The driver, identified as MaMaxima Corazona Cardino Ty, 26, of the 2100 block of Howard Street, Evanston, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Nelson Lake Road was shut down for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated, police said. Kane County sheriff’s detectives and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team are continuing to investigate the crash, police said. The investigation has not determined whether drugs, alcohol or cellphone use were factors.

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N. Aurora restaurant may open soon Refurbishing has been a 2-year project By MATT HANLEY NORTH AURORA – More than two years ago, Thanh Ngo approached the North Aurora Village Board and outlined his plans to turn an older two-story home on South Lincolnway into a restaurant. The location was nice – near the intersection of Route 31 and Interstate 88 – and Ngo had experience in the restaurant business. The village approved a $20,000 grant to help refurbish the building’s facade, and Ngo pledged to put at least $80,000 of his own money into the project. For the past two years, the building appeared to be under perpetual construction. While Ngo had frequent inspections from the village, progress was unclear to the general public. Contacted earlier this week,

even Village President Dale Berman was curious about the restaurant’s status. There is still no restaurant at 321 S. Lincolnway, but an opening could finally be months away. Village officials believe Ngo soon will be filing for the Kane County Health Department inspection and a village occupancy permit – the final steps to opening a restaurant. “We’re excited to get this open,” North Aurora Community and Economic Development Director Mike Toth said. Speaking with chief building inspector Dan Sauter this week, the men didn’t seem surprised by the lengthy construction project. They were impressed. “I think people get used to a chain coming in or someone with financial backers,” Sauter said. “He’s doing this all on his own.” When a national chain comes to town, it brings standardized blueprints and huge construction budgets. It’s easier for a Target or Walgreens to absorb the cost of permits and labor. Independent business owners such as Ngo have to meet the same safety and

“I love making the food. I love the business. Even if people say you’re no good, you stick with it. You do it because you love it.” Thanh Ngo, restaurant entrepreneur health requirements on a much tighter budget. The future Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant would be in a two-story residential home that is in an area that is now zoned for commercial development. It is between the Mobil Station and Mr. Scott’s Dog Spa on Route 31, across the street from Cinemark Tinseltown Theaters. Toth believes it’s a spot with untapped economic potential. The village recently took over Smoke Tree Plaza and used redevelopment funds to start sprucing up the area. A restaurant would be a nice addition, Toth said. Of course, the person who most wants the restaurant to open is Ngo. On Wednesday,

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WHEATON – Cosley Zoo will present the fifth annual Cosley Uncorked wine-tasting event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 18. The zoo is at 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. The cost is $35 a person or $50 a couple. The event is open to adults 21 years old and over. Musical entertainment will be provided by Lisa McClowry and Thomas Linsk, hors d’oeuvres by My Chef Inc. of Naperville and wine sampling by Famous Liquors of Forest Park. Guests will be invited to take a stroll through the zoo after hours and enjoy an evening of wine, food, music and fun. Register at or call 630-665-5534. Visit for information.

ELGIN – Nami Kane County North, celebrating its 25th anniversary serving the communities in northern Kane County, is hosting an art exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20, at Presence St. Joseph Hospital Auditorium, 77 N. Airlite St., Elgin. The theme of the exhibit is “The Iris”, and artists are invited to submit their interpretation of an iris in any medium, 2-D or 3-D. Fabric art, paintings, photography, pastels, collage, sculpture, poetry and drawings are among the categories. The exhibit is open to adults and children. There is no entry fee. For information or registration forms, contact Laurie Huske at 847-695-7957 or Lynette Niequist at 630-584-7481. – Kane County Chronicle

take the best meals from that restaurant to his new, still unnamed North Aurora eatery. He’ll add some favorite dishes from Vietnam, where he grew up. He wants to limit the menu options to a few very special items. The restaurant will have seating as well as a drive-thru. He expects to have lunches available for about $5. Ngo estimated it would still be at least three months until he opens. Ngo said he cannot completely express why he has stuck with the dream of owning this restaurant. He admits there were many times when he thought about walking away. Some friends encouraged the thought. But he points out that doctors love to be doctors and writers need to write. “I love making the food. I love the business,” he said, looking up at his building. “Even if people say you’re no good, you stick with it. You do it because you love it.”

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ST. CHARLES – The Forest Preserve District of Kane County has planned a program on native butterflies from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Creek Bend Nature Center, located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. It will begin with an introduction indoors, and then will head outdoors to find butterflies. For ages 16 and up; $15 a person. Register at 847741-8350 or email programs@

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Mark DeToni, 54, who lived near St. Charles, died Wednesday night in a crash on Route 47 in Blackberry Township. Lt. Pat Gengler, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said there is a curve in the road that can be difficult for those who are driving above the speed limit. “If you’re going the speed limit, it shouldn’t be a problem,” Gengler said. Simpson said that DeToni had been in business in St. Charles for more than 13 years. DeToni – as “Mr. Marco” – opened a shop on Wabash Avenue in Chicago and made

custom jewelry, especially diamond engagement rings. He moved to The Market in St. Charles in 1993 because he was facing increasing competition in Chicago. The business grew enough that he eventually opened the store at 216 W. Main St. Simpson knew DeToni as “a standup guy” and someone who “always talked nice to everybody.” “He would always give you some advice,” Simpson said.

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ST. CHARLES – Rich Simpson fondly remembers Mark DeToni always getting after people to keep things tidy in the area near their respective businesses in St. Charles. “He is the kind of guy who always wanted things to be clean,” Simpson said. Simpson said he was stunned to hear of the death of his friend. DeToni, 54, who lived near St. Charles, died Wednesday night in a crash on Route 47 in Blackberry Township. DeToni was the owner of Mr. Marco’s Jewelers, a business at 216 W. Main St. in St. Charles. Simpson owns the Alibi Bar and Grill, which is at 12 N. Third St. in St. Charles. “It’s just sad to hear that it happened,” Simpson said. “It’s unreal.” According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, DeToni was driving south in a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban on Route 47, near the intersection of Rowe Road, when his vehicle crossed the center of the road and went off onto the northbound shoulder of the roadway and then back onto the roadway. The vehicle began to roll, and DeToni was ejected, police said. Police said DeToni was driving at a high rate of speed, and that he did not appear to be wearing a seat belt. Police said the investigation continues, and it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

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Steady stream of income Fox River recreation pumps dollars into local businesses, economy By JONATHAN BILYK


ohn Hamel had known about – and appreciated – the view for a while. For years since moving to Batavia, Hamel had ridden his bicycle on the Fox River Trail past the restaurant building with the expansive brick patio, which allows those on it a chance to sip and dine with a view of the river flowing beneath the nearby Wilson Street bridge in Batavia’s downtown. And it was on a such a leisurely bike ride on the river trail in 2011 that he noticed the restaurant operating there was about to close, and he decided to do what he needed to do to open his own eatery in that spot. In July 2012, Hamel opened Pal Joey’s at 31 N. River St., linking the fate of his business, in part, to the quick-flowing river and its ability to draw people to its banks. “In the summertime, especially, the river and this view is definitely the draw for this location,” said Hamel, gesturing with a wave toward the silent river from his seat at a black iron patio table. “The proximity we have to the bike path, and the stuff that goes on down here, it’s key.” Hamel is just one of many Fox Valley business owners who have moved to tap into the rich vein of opportunities offered by the Fox, benefitting from the river and its associated trail, as recreationists and other passers-by discover the ambience of being near the water. Like trying to calculate precisely how much water

This is part two in a three-part series about recreation in and along the Fox River. THURSDAY Looked at the river’s history as a recreational destination TODAY Discusses the economic impact of the river SATURDAY Will look at the future of Fox River recreation

the Fox pushes through the Tri-Cities each day, local business and tourism promoters said the amount of money the river pumps into the local economy is difficult to ascertain. But they know that the impact is significant. “It’s got to be huge,” said Roger Breisch, executive director of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. “Just go down to the bike path on any nice Saturday, and look at all of the people coming in and out of town, parking their cars in our towns and riding right through our downtowns. “That alone has got to translate into a lot of business.”

River ‘integral’ to communities The Fox River always has played a large role in driving the economy of the communities along it. In the earliest years of European settlement, the river served as a watery highway, moving people and goods and

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Diners relax on the patio overlooking the Fox River at Pal Joey’s in Batavia. fostering trade. In the decades that followed, it became an energy source, powering mills and factories. And as suburbia sprawled into the county in recent years, there was a renewed emphasis on the ecological condition of the Fox River. As the river’s health rebounded through the 1980s and 1990s, it became a more inviting place for all manners of recreation, including bicycling along the riverbanks, canoeing and kayaking its waterways, fishing from its shores and hosting days and evenings brimming with waterfront entertainment and dining. And along with that flood of recreational activities, the Fox River also has brought a steady stream of money for local businesses and governments. Amy Egolf, executive director of the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the Fox is “integral” to her office’s promotion of local tourism. “People looking for destinations are drawn to water,”

Marie Peck and Cheryl Ano enjoy their iced teas while sitting on the patio overlooking the Fox River at Pal Joey’s in Batavia. Egolf said. The Fox River’s case to attract tourists is bolstered by “its ambience and beauty” and its abundance of recreational opportunities, Egolf said. That’s what has helped keep businesses such as Rich Anderson’s St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats afloat. Founded in 1945 by Anderson’s father, Chet, the business has operated paddlewheel boat tours in the pool north of the St. Charles

Dam from Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles north to the present site of the Red Gate Bridge. Anderson said he caters primarily to local groups seeking a different view of the river, but also draws out-ofstate visitors. “My dad started this by buying a used boat and fixing it up,” Anderson said. “And over the years, we’ve bought bigger and bigger boats.” Shore-based recreation also has flourished, thanks



recreational opportunities available along the river in that community as a key aspect of its business recruitment efforts. “It’s front-and-center in our community profile,” DiVita said. Jean Gaines, president of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, said the river’s benefits are real, even if they’re not quantifiable. “These benefits, maybe they’re something you can’t count, but we know it’s there,” Gaines said. She and DiVita pointed to efforts in Geneva to redevelop and repurpose the former industrial buildings along the riverfront for use as restaurants, shops, offices and other businesses intended to draw visitors to their downtown. Such efforts have also resulted in similar redevelopment in the downtowns of St. Charles and Batavia, making the sites more alluring for businesspeople.

On the Web To view video of the Fox River Queen and the St. Charles Belle II paddlewheel riverboats that take chartered and scheduled cruises along the Fox River, and for more photos on the economic impact of the Fox River, visit

Voice your opinion How important is the Fox River to the economy in the Tri-Cities area? Vote online at Mark Miller, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said the Fox River is among the state’s key outdoor recreational destinations, accounting for a share of the more than $4 billion those destinations pump into the state’s economy. “There is no doubt that recreation helps the economy and creates jobs,” Miller said.

Other forms of fun Downstream, the river’s economic impact has been a bit easier to measure in recent years.

Two years ago in Yorkville, officials opened the Marge Cline Whitewater Course at Bicentennial Riverfront Park. The course, created when the IDNR chose to modify Yorkville’s river dam and create a recreational amenity in its wake, offers local kayakers a chance to train not far from home. The course has begun to draw attention from far and wide, said Laura Schraw, director of parks and recreation for Yorkville. “As word spreads, we’re

seeing more and more visitors coming down to our waterfront area,” Schraw said. “Which was really the point, for us.” She said the increase in visitors has translated into several new businesses opening in Yorkville’s downtown, including restaurants and coffee and ice cream shops to cater to both out-of-towners and locals. Similar ideas for artificial whitewater courses have been mentioned by officials or candidates for city office in other Fox River communities, including St. Charles. But, to date, no solid plans for such courses have surfaced. In the Tri-Cities, local business owners, such as Hamel, have also welcomed the side effects of people playing on the river. “This was really the reason I opened here,” Hamel said of the river. “If there’s another place in the Fox Valley that has this view, this ambience, I don’t know about it.”

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largely to the Fox River Trail and the public’s ever-growing interest in bicycling, walking and running its length. Mike Brackett, owner of Pedal & Spoke bicycle shop in North Aurora, said he was among the first intentionally to locate his business along the nascent trail. “The bike trail back then was just an idea,” Brackett said. “This was just basic riverfront, not much to it. “Now, it’s a lot more people-friendly.” And Brackett noted that, as interest in the riverfront has blossomed, so has his business. “We’re now a destination,” he said. Breisch and others said it’s difficult to calculate the economic impact of the river because it and the communities that surround it are inextricably linked. Ellen DiVita, Geneva’s economic development director, said Geneva routinely uses the open space and the

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Rich Anderson captains the St. Charles Belle II paddlewheel boat on the Fox River. Anderson’s business, founded in 1945 by his father, Chet, operates paddlewheel boat tours in the pool north of the St. Charles Dam from Pottawatomie Park to the present site of the Red Gate Bridge. The Fox River has long played an important economic role for its neighboring communities.

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No timetable ready as District 101 looks at field improvements By ERIC SCHELKOPF

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Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke (far left) is joined by State Rep. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove (second from left), to cut the ribbon to Radco Industries, which has moved into its new corporate headquarters at 700 Kingsland Drive in Batavia.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Garfield Farm tours going through September CAMPTON HILLS – June is officially the start of the summer tour season at Garfield Farm Museum, which is five miles west of Geneva, off of Route 38, on Garfield Road, Campton Hills. Walk-in tours are available from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays through September. During the tour, interpreters in period clothing will show visitors what life was like in the 1840s. Highlights include rare breed farm animals, historic barns, and the 1846 brick tavern. Tours are $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. For information, contact the museum at 630-584-8485 or via email at

World of Faeries fest on Aug. 3 and 4 SOUTH ELGIN – The annual World of Faeries Festival takes place Aug. 3 and 4 at Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin. For information, visit www. Airship Cloud 9 and Steampunk will perform. The event includes fine art,

fine crafts, sculpture, puppets, published fantasy books, handmade clothes, fantasy and fairy attire, aromatherapy products and more, as well as metaphysical service vendors offering aura readings, reiki and other specialties. Families are encouraged to dress in their best fantasy or fairy outfit. All ages are welcome. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4. The cost is $11 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for those 12 and younger.

STC Singles Club to hold dances in new location ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Singles Club, in its 36th year, sponsors activities for singles ages 40 and older. Dances are held on the second, fourth and fifth Mondays of the month at its new location at Villa Olivia Country Club, 1401 W. Lake St., Bartlett. Professional dance instruction is available from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the events run from 7:30 to 11 p.m. The cost is $6 for members and $10 for visitors. The group also stages

breakfasts, festivals, concerts, picnics and game nights. For information and schedules, visit or call Valerie at 630-407-7424.

Prairie Landing to host female/male golf scramble WEST CHICAGO – Prairie Landing Golf Club has planned a female/male scramble from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21, at the club, which is at 2325 Longest Drive, West Chicago. A scramble is a tournament where each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. The field will be divided into three divisions upon completion of play. Tee times will be between 9 and 11 a.m. Awards will be given out shortly after completion of the final group. To reserve a spot, email or call 630-208-7600. The cost is $158 per team. – Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – Batavia school board members continue to look at a proposal for an estimated $13.4 million in improvements to Batavia High School’s athletic fields. The three new members on the school board along with the other board members were briefed about the proposal at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Kris Monn, the district’s assistant superintendent for finance, emphasized there is no timetable for the project. “These projects could also be phased,” Monn said. “They could be phased in over many years.” The improvements are part of a proposed master plan for the fields. The master plan was developed after meetings with groups that use the athletic fields, school district administration, maintenance staff and school board members. “We will bring it back this summer and ask for this to be the vision of the board and ask you to adopt it,” Pat Browne, the district’s director of buildings and grounds, told board members. Residents also can comment on the plans at the district’s website, www.bps101. net. Chicago-based architectural, engineering and construction firm Wight and Company came up with an estimate of $13.4 million for the project. That includes $4.5 million for the high school’s football stadium, including installa-

“These projects could also be phased. They could be phased in over many years.” Kris Monn Batavia School District 101 assistant superintendent for inance

tion of a synthetic turf field and improvements such as bleacher seating for 2,500, a press box, a scoreboard and stadium lighting. The proposed master plan also includes $4.2 million for installation of a multiuse synthetic turf field and other improvements; $1.5 million for a new maintenance garage/ storage facility; $787,000 for the northwest parking area; $715,000 for the varsity baseball field; $616,000 for the junior varsity baseball field; $590,000 for the varsity softball field; and $408,000 for tennis court lighting. As proposed, trees in an arboretum on the athletic fields would be removed to make way for the improvements. “We’ve had to remove trees in the arboretum that were infested with the emerald ash borer or too densely planted,” Browne said. “We’d like to see that redeveloped and re-memorialized in an area that people can enjoy more.” Browne said the improvements will allow students to practice and compete on high school grounds, which isn’t the case now. The improvements aren’t ranked in terms of priority.

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ter the previous restaurant bar, Potter’s Place, was closed for nearly two years. The previous owner, David Potter, had liquor citations June 21, 2005 – during Swedish Days – and then on July 27, both for serving underage. The first was a compliance check, and the second incident involved four underage employees who were also cited for drinking. The bartender was also cited. The first citation resulted in a one-day liquor license suspension and a $1,500 fine, but Potter’s Place closed after the second citation resulted in a 10-day liquor license suspension. Potter closed the restaurant after he did not pay the $4,000 fine and did not renew his food license. Mike Anastasio, owner of Fiora’s, said the restaurant

alcohol being served to Mercadante at 4 a.m. in violation of the city’s code. The liquor code does not allow alcoholic beverages to be served between 2 and 6 a.m. on licensed premises. They were fined $1,000, and the license was suspended for one day. But it was the second incident involving drinking after hours at the establishment, which also features live music. At the time, police said the owners were reminded in September, two months after they opened, that they cannot serve or consume liquor after hours. City officials did not cite EvenFlow in September, but warned that another infraction would result in charges. Police traditionally warn liquor license holders to be vigilant during the Swedish Days Festival because that is when they conduct compliance checks, officials said.

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GENEVA – Servers at three establishments were cited for serving alcohol to underage customers during a compliance check June 21 during the Swedish Days Festival, according to police reports. Those cited were Wilson Urteaga, 38, of the 2200 block of Scott Lane, Aurora, a server at EvenFlow Music and Spirits, 302 W. State St.; Kristen Real, 27, of the 400 block of South 19th Street, St. Charles, a server at Sergio’s Mexican Cantina, 30 W. State St.; and Wallace J. Luyten, 37, of the 1800 block of Jeanette Avenue, South Elgin, a server at Fiora’s Restaurant, 317 S. Third St. Each was issued a $250 fine and a notice to appear in court. Mayor Kevin Burns, who is the city’s liquor commissioner, said in a text message that compliance letters will be sent this week to the liquor license holders and their registered agents, and a date for

the hearings will be scheduled. Police checked 16 establishments and beer gardens during the festival, using underage people who used their true IDs to see whether they would get served. In this case, Cmdr. Eric Passarelli said, police used a man and woman, both 19 years old, in the compliance checks. The legal age to drink in Illinois is 21. Passarelli said Fiora’s and EvenFlow did not check for identification at all. A bouncer checked at Sergio’s and allowed them in, but the server did not check again when they ordered beers and were served, he said. Sergio de los Santos, owner of Sergio’s Cantina, said he had not yet received the compliance letter from the city. “I don’t know how they got in,” said Santos, adding the restaurant was using bracelets to identify who was of age to drink legally. “They had a lot of bracelets of their own, like leather bracelets, and that is why she served them.” Sergio’s opened in 2007 af-

has strict policies against serving underage and for checking IDs. “I don’t have anything to indicate anything but human error,” Anastasio said of his employee. “He’s a good man. He just made a mistake and feels terrible about it. He was working outdoors, working the bar during the busiest time of the night. We did suspend him for two days and put him on probation. We are going to do all we can to see nothing like this ever happens again.” A person answering the phone at EvenFlow said owners and the server were unavailable to comment. Messages left on the owners’ voice mail seeking comment were not returned. This is the second liquor license violation for EvenFlow in eight months. On Nov. 17, owner Michael Knuth and his partner, Nicholas Mercadante, were cited for

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Great city services in St. Charles To the Editor: Severe weather alert during the 5 p.m. news Monday, and only 45 minutes later high winds rip large branches off trees on our parkway and across the street. One large limb is resting on electric and Comcast wires. A call to the city of St. Charles, and its crews are here within 30 minutes to secure the area and then take down and clean up the debris. By 9 p.m., you would not know that we had such a severe storm. Kudos to the city workers for their fast response and great job. Mike and Nancy Hill St. Charles

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Equality triumphs with DOMA, Prop 8 rollback THE WASHINGTON POST Wednesday saw a triumph in the continuing struggle for equality in America. A divided Supreme Court rolled back two discriminatory laws, California’s Proposition 8 and a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act – or DOMA. Although not a total victory for those who believe gay and lesbian couples everywhere should be able to marry, the decisions nonetheless built upon and extended what has been a momentous half year for gay rights. On Proposition 8, the court ruled on technical grounds, preserving a lower court’s order that struck down the prohibition on same-sex

marriage in California. On DOMA, the court invoked the Fifth Amendment to repudiate the part of the law that bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex couples legally joined in states that permit gay marriage. Writing for the 5 to 4 majority in the DOMA case, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy argued that the federal law’s “avowed purpose and practical effect are to impose a disadvantage, a separate status, and so a stigma upon all who enter into same-sex marriages made lawful by the unquestioned authority of the states.” Congress went out of its way to devalue certain marriages that states had

chosen to recognize in their capacity as arbiters of what marriage can be within their own borders. The discrimination’s “unusual character” led the majority to conclude that its “principal purpose” was to “impose inequality” and that it offended the Fifth Amendment’s requirement that all Americans deserve due process of law. This is not everything same-sex marriage advocates can and should hope for. Ultimately, the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection should protect gays and lesbians who want to marry in Mississippi as much as in Massachusetts. Justice Kennedy’s findings on DOMA are narrower than that. Although the decision’s

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strong wording suggests that various forms of anti-gay discrimination could face a tough time in federal courts, it also dwelled on the primacy of the states in setting the terms of marriage. Therefore, Chief Justice John G. Roberts argued in a dissent, the majority’s holding cannot later be construed to invalidate state bans on same-sex marriage. In a separate dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia disagreed with what he (as an opponent of same-sex marriage) saw as the chief justice’s too-sanguine view. The court’s ambiguous signal is understandable, for now, in a sharply divided nation. It heads off a popular backlash that a more dramat-

ic ruling might have precipitated, giving more time for all areas of the country to accept same-sex marriage. The movement toward acceptance has proceeded at a breathtaking pace in recent years. Until the justices rule more forcefully, same-sex marriage advocates must look beyond the courts for action and toward democratic legitimacy. If Californians voted again on same-sex marriage, polls show that what was a close call in 2008 would be an easy win today. The court’s rulings Wednesday were welcome, but in essence they only affirmed how quickly the nation has moved away from prejudice and toward essen-

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment, U.S. Bill of Rights

The Pottawatomie Golf Course pro shop received an offseason facelift, writes sports reporter Kevin Druley. PAGE 19


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• Friday, June 28, 2013 Sandy Bressner –

St. Charles North’s Erik Miller throws the ball during Thursday’s scrimmage against Maine South in the Red Grange 7-on-7 Classic at Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

Streak is over Kane County rallies from a ive-run deicit to knock off Beloit in 10 innings, snapping a sixgame losing streak, which started at the beginning of the second half of the season. PAGE 18

Golfers making improvements Area golfers cut strokes off their scores during the shortened second day of the 44th Illinois State Junior Amateur Championship, with Kaneland’s Matt Yonkovich leading the way. PAGE 20



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‘New layer of intensity’

Pro baseball Cleveland at White Sox, 4:10 and 7:40 p.m., CSN

Batavia, STC North greet 7-in-7 with grit By VINNIE DUBER

The Sox could make up some gound in the AL Central in today’s doubleheader against the second-place Indians. WHEATON – It’s only June, but high school football programs will take on-field action any way they can get it. On Thursday, Batavia and St. Charles North participated in the Red Grange Classic, a 7-on-7 event hosted by Wheaton Warrenville South. There were no pads, no linemen, no tackling and no running plays, but after months of waiting to play some competition, this was plenty for the Bulldogs and North Stars. “It’s a nice event for our kids,” Batavia coach Dennis Piron said. “We have a lot of fun together competing, and then the social time I really like for the guys in between games. ... What’s nice about this event is our guys get to know each other really well on this day. “When we’ve got camp and lifting and stuff, we’re working, then we go home. So today, you get to spend a lot of time with your teammates, have some fun, prepare yourself a little bit, encourage your teammates.” Piron mentioned that it was what wasn’t seen on the fields Thursday that would define the Bulldogs come the fall: a strong running game, a strong defense and quality line play. “Offensively, what’s tough about today, you’re not really seeing what I think is one of the better parts of our offense, which is our unbelievable running game and our offensive line – big, strong kids – and all the work they’ve put in,” Piron said. “On the defensive side of the ball, we should be very fast, very athletic, really be able to get after quarterbacks, which again you won’t see today.” The Batavia coach also couldn’t keep himself from displaying excitement over more things that went unseen a year ago for a Bulldogs team that finished 9-0 in the regular season but was bounced by

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Batavia’s Micah Coffey throws the ball to a receiver Thursday against New Trier in the Red Grange 7-on-7 Classic at Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

Big guys get it done Batavia won Thursday’s lineman challenge at the Red Grange Classic. The event also featured a tournament that decided a qualifier for the National Select 7-on-7 Championships in Hoover, Ala., in July. Montini and Naperville Central played for the title. Downers Grove North in the first round of the 7A playoffs. Three key players missed most of their junior years with various injuries. But this year, as seniors, they’re ready to go, and they figure to be big-time contributors in 2013. Kevin Green – who listed himself as a fullback, line-

backer and defensive end – broke his arm last summer and re-broke it in his only game played last season. Linebacker Donovan Kilker fractured a vertebrae and played just the season opener. And safety Brandon Dean tore his ACL and partially tore his meniscus, leading to surgery in November. “All the offseason work that we had to do, especially coming off the injuries, we’ve got to put in 110 percent, not just 100,” Dean said. “All the other guys are healthy, and we’ve got to come back from something that was pretty devastating for all three of us.” “I think it’s going to add a new level of intensity to the way we play,” Green said. “We’re three guys that like

to go out and knock people’s heads off, so I think we’re going to add a new layer of intensity to the game.” The Bulldogs have already adopted an early motto of “All in,” and even though this was just a 7-on-7 tournament at the end of June, you can see the dedication and the itching to get back under the lights on Fridays. A small army of players made up the Batavia contingent at the event Thursday, with dozens of chairs set up and parents handing out food in between games. It seemed no matter where you walked on the tournament grounds, you saw someone sporting Bulldogs crimson and gold.

See 7-ON-7, page 22

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COUGARS’ UPCOMING SCHEDULE Today vs. Beloit, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. Sunday at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Monday at Wisconsin, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Wisconsin, 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at Wisconsin, 7:05 p.m. Thursday vs. Quad Cities, 6:30 p.m. July 5 vs. Quad Cities, 6:30 p.m. July 6 vs. Quad Cities, 6:30 p.m.







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COUGARS SHORT HOPS Up next Beloit (RHP Dakota Bacus, 6-2, 3.95 ERA) at Cougars (LHP Michael Heesch, 3-5, 3.73 ERA), 6:30 p.m. today, AM-1280

Turnstile report Thursday’s crowd of 5,358 pushed the Cougars’ season total to 191,087 fans in 35 home games. Kane County attracted 172,045 fans through the same span last season.

Sight seen Funny car driver Ron Capps, decked out in his Napa Auto Parts-sponsored gear, threw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

Cubs brass will be excited because The Cougars’ big bats kept them in the game. Even as things looked dire, there was still the idea that one big fly from designated Rock Shoulders could put Kane County back in it. Shoulders delivered with his 15th homer of the season.

Cubs brass will cringe because Early errors and other lapses again put the Cougars behind the 8-ball to begin the game, which has been the norm during their skid to begin the second half of the Midwest League season.

The closer Can a thrilling finish propel a turnaround? The Cougars would like to think so after Oliver Zapata’s hustle put them in position to win a game in which they trailed, 7-2, after five innings.


Cougars rally to snap losing skid By KEVIN DRULEY GENEVA – The Cougars clicked their heels upon taking the field for Thursday’s game against Beloit, a nod to the late namesake of Ron Santo Night. Crossing their fingers in unison won’t be next. Oliver Zapata scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning, handing the Cougars an 8-7 victory after they had opened the second half of the season with six consecutive losses. Errors, wild pitches and other misfortunes – the frustrating stuff of the skid that’s no RockShoulders more – added up to a 7-2 hole for the Cougars after five innings. “When things are rolling, it seems like teams capitalize more frequently when you make mistakes, and that’s the nature of the game,” Snappers manager Ryan Christenson said beforehand. Cougars designated hitter Rock Shoulders blasted a three-run homer over the Leinie Lodge in right field in the bottom of the seventh to bring the Cougars to within 7-6. Albert Almora’s two-out infield single tied the game in the eighth. A rough start put the Cougars in a bind before that. All-Star right-hander Tayler Scott retired Beloit (48-29 overall, 5-2 second half) in order in the first inning, but not much else went smoothly after that. Scott’s wild pitch on a strikeout and a throwing error later in the second helped Snappers third baseman Renato Nunez score the game’s first run. The Snappers scored at least once in the next three innings. Two Cougars errors, two wild pitches and a passed

ball kept those Beloit rallies afloat, while providing potentially pleasant conversation for the Snappers’ ride home. Beloit and Kane County (31-42, 1-6) make the 75mile commute on the same day whenever the clubs visit one another. “It doesn’t bother me,” Snappers second baseman Sam Roberts said, “because after the games it kind of gives you time to get over the game and slow down before you get home, you know. As opposed to when we stay at a hotel, you get back and you’re kind of still amped up from the game. I actually enjoy it.” Plainfield Central product Derek DeYoung limited the Cougars to four hits in five innings, including doubles from Almora and Gioskar Amaya. Almora (center field) and Amaya (second base) were among the starters who took part in the Cougars’ heel click as they hopped over the first-base line and jogged to their positions to begin the game. The leaping heel click was the gesture for which Santo – the Cubs’ legendary third baseman from 1960-1973 – became famous. Santo lived with diabetes and was active in funding research to find a cure until his December 2010 death. The Cougars auctioned off a replica No. 10 Santo jersey, with proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Santo’s son, Ron Jr., escorted a JDRF youth representative to the mound for a ceremonial first pitch before the game. “We’re certainly involved carrying on as long as they want us to carry on his name with JDRF,” Santo Jr. said. “The whole family’s still involved, certainly with the walk, the golf outing, but mainly the walk and anything to do with finding a cure. That’s for sure. Certainly, that’s what he’d want.”

MIDWEST LEAGUE Western Division W L Pct Cedar Rapids (Twins) 7 0 1.000 Clinton (Mariners) 5 1 .833 Quad Cities (Astros) 5 1 .833 x-Beloit (Athletics) 5 2 .714 Peoria (Cardinals) 2 4 .333 Burlington (Angels) 1 6 .143 Cougars (Cubs) 1 6 .143 Wisconsin (Brewers) 0 6 .000

GB — 1½ 1½ 2 4½ 6 6 6½

Eastern Division W L Pct GB Great Lakes (Dodgers) 6 2 .750 — Lake County (Indians) 5 3 .625 1 West Michigan (Tigers) 5 3 .625 1 Bowling Green (Rays) 4 4 .500 2 Dayton (Reds) 4 4 .500 2 x-South Bend (D’backs) 4 4 .500 2 Fort Wayne (Padres) 2 6 .250 4 Lansing (Blue Jays) 2 6 .250 4 x-clinched irst half Thursday’s Games Cougars 8, Beloit 7 (10 innings) Great Lakes 3, Lake County 1 Dayton 5, West Michigan 0 South Bend 4, Bowling Green 2 Fort Wayne 8, Lansing 1 Cedar Rapids 9, Burlington 0 Quad Cities at Peoria, 8 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 8 p.m. Today’s Games Beloit at Cougars, 6:30 p.m. Dayton at West Michigan, 6 p.m.

Great Lakes at Lake County, 6 p.m. Fort Wayne at Lansing, 6:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Peoria, 6:30 p.m. Bowling Green at South Bend, 6:35 p.m. Burlington at Cedar Rapids, 6:35 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cougars at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Lake County, 6 p.m. Bowling Green at West Michigan, 6 p.m. Great Lakes at Lansing, 6:05 p.m. Dayton at South Bend, 6:05 p.m. Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 6:35 p.m. Clinton at Quad Cities, 7 p.m. Burlington at Beloit, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cougars at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Bowling Green at West Michigan, noon Fort Wayne at Lake County, 12:30 p.m. Dayton at South Bend, 1:05 p.m. Great Lakes at Lansing, 1:05 p.m. Burlington at Beloit, 2 p.m. Peoria at Cedar Rapids, 2:05 p.m. Clinton at Quad Cities, 5 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Beloit 5, Cougars 4 Great Lakes 2, Lake County 0 West Michigan 4, Dayton 0 Bowling Green 12, South Bend 2 Lansing 7, Fort Wayne 5 Cedar Rapids 5, Burlington 2 Peoria 3, Quad Cities 1 Clinton 6, Wisconsin 3



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PN HIGH A closer look at the local golf scene CHIP-INS Furrie, Furtney move on at women’s amateur

Champions descend on Rich Harvest Farm in Sugar Grove Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove on Monday hosted the inaugural Chip Beck #59 Champions Tour Pro-Am, uniting 15 tour professionals with a collection of amateurs while raising money to benefit the Kids Golf Foundation. The “59” is a nod to Beck’s landmark round during his time on the PGA Tour. The Champions Tour was in the area after the Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club in Glenview this past weekend. The Kids Golf Foundation, established in 1998, has benefited more than 150,000 youth golfers since its inception. The program is designed to introduce children between ages 5 and 17 to golf. – Kevin Druley,

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The pro shop at Pottawatomie Golf Course underwent an offseason remodeling, including upgraded counters and a new paint job.

Welcome to their place Pottawatomie pro shop gets facelift By KEVIN DRULEY ST. CHARLES – Powerade, Nutrigrain bars and Famous Amos cookies invariably appear sparkling to golfers finishing a sweltering summer round. That’s only the half of it at Pottawatomie Golf Course. The concessions, golf balls and even the insect repellent are displayed under glass counters that once sat in a jewelry store. The new counters are just part of an offseason facelift to Pottawatomie’s pro shop, a project that has opened up the area and kept players talking. “Quite often, you’ll get a lot of people who haven’t played this year who will come in and go, ‘Oh, my God, this is looking good. It’s really nice now,’ ” said Tom Sweet, who works at the pro shop three days a week. “Yeah, it’s a completely different pro shop than it was. Fifty-four years ago, when I started playing down here, you should have seen it.” The homey shop has been part of Pottawatomie since it opened in 1939, and who knows, perhaps the renovation will help the track ascend up Golf

World magazine’s ranks of America’s best nine-hole courses. It currently stands 15th. While the counter switch is arguably the most visible change – makes sense, since they used to be wood – it is merely the eye candy of less glitzy behind-the-scenes fixes. After the Kane County Health Department approached Pottawatomie pro Ron Skubisz about facility updates the organization wanted to make, the project turned out to be more than upgraded plumbing and new, stainless steel sinks. When leftover capital funding remained when a tractor purchase cost less than originally budgeted, Skubisz asked permission for a new coat of white paint. The ceilings were spiffed up and merchandise displays were updated. Then word-of-mouth made an impact. Knowing of the renovations ahead, Pottawatomie regulars told Skubisz about the relocation of Perlman Fine Jewelers from Geneva Commons to downtown Geneva. The counters were available at a discounted rate and just happened to fit perfectly into the pro

shop space. “They were accommodating [at Perlman’s] and the golfers were good enough to let us know,” Skubisz said. “It’s just like all these different pieces fell into place and it just worked.” Skubisz uses the same refrain about last season’s big renovation, the transformation of the course’s former golf cart corral into a patio picnic area. Augmenting the handful of circle tables inside, the patio is a natural space for awards ceremonies and other recognition associated with Pottawatomie’s looming schedule of city tournaments. It didn’t take much doing, either, for Skubisz and course superintendent Denise Gillett-Parchert to create a new talking point. Move a fence here or there, and you’re good. “Sometimes little things seem little,” Skubisz said, “but they change a lot of things besides what you originally planned on doing.”

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

• Friday, June 28, 2013

Recent St. Charles North graduate Ariana Furrie will face Carol Stream’s Hanna Netsingha in the third flight championship today at the Illinois State Women’s Amateur at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton. An incoming player at Wagner College in Stat- Ariana Furrie en Island, N.Y., Furrie on Thursday defeated Danielle Coffman of Streamwood, 3 and 2, in her semifinal. Furrie’s younger sister, Gianna, lost a fifth flight semifinal, 2 up. Youth was served elsewhere in the event, as Haines Middle School seventh-grader Megan Furtney of South Elgin defeated St. Charles East product Nicole Rae – now of the University of Iowa – 1 up after 20 holes. Today’s matches are set to begin with the sixth flight championship at 8 a.m. Ariana Furrie (8:30) and Furtney (9) will follow.



Area golfers cut scores in second round

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By DENNIS D. JACOBS BARRINGTON – Local golfers bounced back Thursday after a rough start to the 44th Illinois State Junior Amateur Championship to post some solid rounds on the challenging Makray Memorial Golf Club course. Leading the way for the local contingent was Matt Yonkovich of Sugar Grove, who will be a senior this fall at Kaneland. He fired a 4-overpar 75 to bring his total after two rounds of the tournament to 152. Yonkovich is tied for 21st after two rounds. Some golfers didn’t finish as play was suspended Thursday. Play for the second round will resume at 6 a.m. today while Round 3 is expected to begin at 8:45 a.m. Yonkovich said his putting worked well for him in the second round. “Putting was on fire today,” he said. “Drives had a little struggle, got to work on that for tomorrow.” Back-to-back birdies on

Golfers played in ample sunshine most of the day Thursday, but the course was still wet from the recent rains, which left water covering portions of fairways and turned some sand traps into mud traps. Matt Samuelson, St. Charles resident “It’s playing very long,” Samuelson said of the course. “Especially with the wet conthe fifth and sixth holes which he had never played ditions we’ve had, it’s playing helped Yonkovich stay even before. He said a couple of even longer because you don’t through the first seven holes. other factors make it a tough really get a roll. The greens are quick, they put the pins A double bogey on No. 8 and a course for him. bogey on No. 9 pushed him to “Its distance for me off the in tough spots, and you really 3-over, but he bounced back tee and the greens,” he said. get penalized for bad shots.” Kyle Jacobs of St. Charles with a birdie on No. 10. “They’re very tough greens “It was definitely wet out and the hazards are every- also cut 10 strokes off his opening round score by shootthere, but the greens were where.” still rolling nice,” Yonkovich Matt Samuelson of St. said. Charles also shot an 80 ThursYonkovich’s Kaneland day and also cut 10 strokes off teammate, Brody Kuhar of his opening round. Elburn, carded an 80 for 18 “I played much better than holes, cutting 10 strokes off [Tuesday],” said Samuelson, his first-round score. who will be a senior at North. “My ball striking was a “I hit it pretty good. It’s a lot better today,” Kuhar said. tough course, so I was rather “I really wasn’t hitting bad happy with an 80.” shots [Tuesday], I was just The tournament was getting bad breaks.” plagued with weather delays Some of that no doubt had Tuesday and Wednesday’s to do with Kuhar’s lack of second round was postponed familiarity with the course, until Thursday.

“Especially with the wet conditions we’ve had, it’s playing even longer because you don’t really get a roll. The greens are quick, they put the pins in tough spots, and you really get penalized for bad shots.”


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Idaho game moved, NIU looks at replacement

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St. Charles North’s Evan Kurtz (right) tries to break from the grasp of a Maine South defender Thursday in the Red Grange 7-on-7 Classic.

Pomazak starting 1st year with North Stars • 7-ON-7 Continued from page 16 “Going out in the first round after going 9-0 leaves a bad taste in your mouth, and we’re all ready to get that state championship,” Dean said. “We’ve been talking about it since eighth grade, and we’re finally here as seniors. It’s just a weird feeling how it flew by so fast, and now it’s time. It’s our time to actually do it.” North, a team for which everything is brand new in 2013, joined Batavia at the event. Rob Pomazak is starting his first year as the North Stars’ coach after spending 10 years at Elk Grove Village and relieving Mark Gould, who retired as the lone coach in program history. “It’s great,” Pomazak said of the feeling of running his own program. “It’s everything I wanted it to be. It’s the opportunity to teach kids, which I really love doing. It’s an opportunity to mold young men into better athletes and better people, most importantly. And really, my goal is to introduce them to things that they haven’t done before, this [tournament] being one of them. And I know we’ll be better tomorrow just because of this experience here.”

Pomazak’s players are already excited to be under his tutelage, and they’re looking to bring some power back to a program that has lacked it in recent seasons. “St. Charles North, we haven’t been going to [the] playoffs the last few years, so we want to be the team to do that with these new coaches coming in,” senior running back/linebacker Evan Kurtz said. “This is the year.” “We want to build a new tradition for North High School, for the younger guys to live up to and keep on the tradition of North football,” senior linebacker Reece Conroyd said. “Four years ago, in 2009, we were playing in the state [quarterfinal] against [Glenbard West]. We were a powerhouse team, and we’ve kind of dropped off. So we want to be the team that brings us back to that promised land and start a whole new tradition for our school.” Week 1 of the season is still two months away, but observers could plainly see the fun, excitement, anticipation and intensity brought even to an event like this. “We’re trying to get Friday night as much as we can right now,” Pomazak said, “and this is as close as we can get, so this is a good experience for us.”

With Northern Illinois’ 2014 game against Idaho moved to 2018, it leaves the Huskies with two open nonconference slots next season. NIU is currently scheduled to play at Wake Forest on Sept. 13, and at Arkansas on Sept. 20. One of the nonconference games will certainly feature an FCS team, but who fills Idaho’s slot? Considering the state of the Vandals at the moment, the fact that the game is being moved certainly isn’t a bad thing. Shaw Media took some time Thursday to take a look at 2014 schedules from around the country via FBschedules. com, to see who has open dates next year. Of course, there are plenty of factors in play, but here’s what we found in terms of teams with nonconference games available. American Athletic: Connecticut, Houston, UCF ACC: Miami (2), North Carolina (2), Syracuse (3)

Big Ten: Northwestern, Penn State (open date in 2014 or 2015), Wisconsin Big 12: Oklahoma, TCU Conference USA: East Carolina (wouldn’t happen for obvious reasons), Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss., Tulsa, UAB Mountain West: Air Force, Colorado State, San Diego State (3), San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State PAC-12: Cal (2), Stanford SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt Sun Belt: Arkansas State, Georgia State, Texas State, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State (Joining SBC in 2014, currently has four games scheduled)

Bulls select Snell with 20th pick in draft The Bulls selected New Mexico small forward Tony Snell on Thursday with the 20th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft. Snell averaged 12.5 points a game on 42.2 percent shooting to go along with 2.9

assists and 2.6 rebound during his third and final season at New Mexico. Snell posted 19.8 points a game while shooting 22 for 39 from 3-point range to help the Lobos secure their second straight Mountain West Conference tournament championship. He was limited to nine points on 4-of-12 shooting during the NCAA Tournament, where No. 3-seeded New Mexico lost, 68-62, to No. 14 Harvard in the second round. Snell had a season-high 27 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the floor (4 for 6 from 3-point territory) in a 70-69 victory over George Mason on Nov. 18. As a sophomore in 2011-12, Snell averaged 10.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game, and 4.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists a game as a freshman in 2010-11.’s scouting report said, “Snell will likely need to improve his efforts on the glass if he hopes to earn consistent minutes in the pros.”

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Fine Line celebrates entrance, lot

Geneva’s Got Talent winner Nicole DiSandro receives her trophy and $1,000 cash prize from Geneva Chamber of Commerce President Jean Gaines.


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Elburn resident named Geneva’s Got Talent winner KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE Nicole DiSandro of Elburn was named the Geneva’s Got Talent contest winner at the Swedish Days Festival on June 22 in Geneva. DiSandro performed “GimmeGimme” from the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Geneva’s Got Talent started with contes-

tants auditioning in May. Eighteen semi-finalists that were chosen to perform on the Swedish Days Central Stage on June 19. Nine contestants were chosen by judges as well as votes cast on Facebook to compete as finalists. Geneva’s Got Talent was coordinated by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and was part of the 2013 Swedish Days Festival.

ST. CHARLES – Fine Line Creative Arts Center hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration, dubbed the “Bricks & Brats Party,” on June 21 in honor of the center’s expanded parking lot and new entrance at 37W570 Bolcum Road. Fine Line’s entrance was relocated for better accessibility and visibility to passersby, according to a news release. The “Bricks & Brats Party” included dinner and an official ribbon cutting executed by Fine Line director Lynn Caldwell and Mark Davoust, a Kane County Board member for District 14. “I’ve been aware of Fine Line for a long time,” said Davoust in the release. “I’ve had the tour, and I’ve seen things people create here, and it really inspires me.” According to the news release, Fine Line, which has been at its current location since 1986, has limited its offerings due to zoning restrictions and insufficient parking. The new entrance and zoning modifications will allow the center to offer weekend workshops

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Sister Mary Boyd sells engraved courtyard bricks to help pay for the new entrance at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Engraved bricks are still available for purchase. that can accommodate more students, according to the release. Fine Line Creative Arts Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit

Scouts earn Eagle rank at Court of Honor ceremony KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE Eric James Vonderhaar and Kevin Patrick Tierney of Boy Scout Troop 10 from St. Patrick Parish in St. Charles celebrated their Court of Honor ceremony on May 25. Vonderhaar is the son of Chris and Carol Vonderhaar and will be a senior at Aurora Central Catholic High School. He is a member of his school’s chess team and also enjoys fencing, bowling and soccer. Vonderhaar plays the piano and has participated in the American Grands Concert, as well as playing on several occasions at local retirement homes, where he helped serve refresh-

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ments to elderly residents. He also has been an altar server for seven years; worked

at vacation bible school over the summer; and served as a crew guide for younger stu-

dents. He has earned a total of 36 merit badges during his six years in Boy Scouts. Vonderhaar’s Eagle project involved preparing and painting the northern section of the historic Durant-Peterson House at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. Tierney is the son of Greg and Marylin Tierney. He recently graduated from St. Charles East High School in St. Charles. He is a four-year member of the St. Charles East High School Band and Orchestra, playing the tuba and stand-up bass. He was an active participant in the East High School Drama Department as both an

actor and crew member. He has been active in a variety of extracurricular activities, including the debate team, water polo and track, as well as a founding member of his school’s philosophy club. He also received the East High School Human Relations Award for being the school mascot. Tierney has earned 27 merit badges. Tierney’s Eagle project involved building a wigwam for the St. Charles Park District. Tierney’s future plans involve attending Appalachian State University in Boon, N.C. He is considering a major in geology with a minor in a foreign language or business.


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St. Charles resident named to dean’s list Kathryn Borman, a freshman accounting and financial management major at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester. Borman is the daughter of William and Mary Ellen Borman of St. Charles and is a 2012 graduate of St. Charles East High School.

Rosary High School grad named to dean’s list Caroline Erin Elkin, a junior international studies major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. She is the daughter of Edmund Elkin and Nancy Kruk Elkin of St. Charles and is a graduate of Rosary High School in Aurora.

Locals named to Indiana State University dean’s list Area students making the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., include Ashley Daukus of Batavia, Ann Olson of Elburn, Taylor Reckards of St. Charles and Kayla Van Bergen of Geneva.

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The winner of the Geneva Park District’s 2013 Battle of the Bands is Demonous from Geneva. The band includes vocalist Rob Brouillette, 17, guitarist Spencer Treece, 18, drummer Erik Eldridge, 18, and bassist Julian Lynch (pictured), 17. As a result of their victory, the band won an entire day worth of studio time at Sound Sculptor Recording Studio in Geneva.

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Ram enters heavy duty realm in big way Heavy duty pickup trucks are back in fashion today. Some of that is due to the resurgence of the construction market, which includes new housing, road and bridge repairs, plus large farm operations. Truck manufacturers Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Toyota and, to a lesser extent, Nissan, are expressing optimism through more production of heavy duty pickups. A big player in this market is Ram with its 2500 or 3500 HD trucks. Optimal towing on several 3500 models is 40,000 pounds, which leads all pickups in its class. The 2500 pickups settle for 18,350 pounds maximum, another class-leading figure. Engines behind this power are Hemi V8s or the Cummins turbocharged diesel I6 (inline cylinders). Choices are two- or four-wheel-drive, regular, crew or mega cabs, and six-foot, four-inch or eight-foot boxes. A 370-horsepower, 6.7-liter diesel I6 was tested recently and it was a four-wheeler with a crew cab, a six-foot, four-inch box and a price tag of $46,335. Ram HD prices, by the way, range from $29,220 for a Tradesman model to $47,790 for a Laramie Longhorn. The tested Laramie was a shortened version of the Longhorn. Since it is a huge vehicle, entry and exit (height from ground to cab is 20.9 inches) can be difficult which is why grab handles are provided at strategic locations on all four doors. Running boards help, but they are a $600 option and they are worth it. They were on the tested Laramie and stretch on both sides from front wheels to rear wheels. Even petite people can step and grab and easily (somewhat) get into the cab. With running boards extending to the rear wheels, this means there is a step to assist in loading or strapping down cargo in the box. Space inside the cab is massive with even more leg room in the rear than in front (officially

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BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper 40.3 and 41 inches respectively). A center console in front flips up to create seat space for a third person. With a towing capacity of 17,410 pounds, the Laramie can coast while pulling an ordinary 2,500-pound boat or horse trailer. Payload is 2,400 pounds. A trifling 600 pounds of cargo in the bed during the test week wasn’t even noticed by the engine. The bed is lined by a spray-in composite material to prevent scratches to underlying metal. It is divided, has post holes, has a step-up bumper, a fairly light removable tailgate, cargo lights mounted on the cab, and a width of 66.4 inches with 51 of those

inches between the rear wheel wells. Obviously, the width is roomy enough for 4x-8-foot sheets of plywood. An optional $500 cargo cover was on the tested Laramie. It is one of the simplest covers around. It is divided into three sections. Once the two clasps controlling the rear section are undone, the rear and middle sections fold forward to stack on top of the one next to the cab. When the three are stacked, two clasps secure them. The topmost section has short legs that fit snugly into a molded cup on the section immediately underneath so there is no rubbing and wearing effect. The entire operation, whether folding it up or down, takes 30 seconds, and that is doing it casually. Since it is a work horse, the 2500 HD includes trailer brake control, heavy duty engine cool-

ing, shift-on-the-fly transfer case, tow hooks, wide P265 17-inch tires with a full-size spare stored underneath, huge power folding mirrors, leaf springs in the rear and a five-link suspension in front, recirculating ball steering (no other kind for a work truck) and a tow hitch to accommodate a trailer with a weight, including tongue, of roughly 17,000 to 18,500 pounds. Fluid-filled hydromounts on the cab help isolate the cabin from the road but, after a week in the Laramie, long trips (300 miles or more) are not advised. Payload and towing differ on each of the seven models of the 2013 Ram 2500 HD trucks, but not by much, with one exception. The 2500 Power Wagon is limited to 11,000 pounds towing, not 17,000 or 18,000. That is due to the wagon, rather than truck, nature of the vehicle.

Trailer sway control, hill start assist and electronic stability control are standard on all 2500 and 3500 HD models. Ram engineers claim a new exhaust brake for diesels evensout the deceleration process. Cummins engineers also have designed an intake airbox system to combat a power level drop in hot weather. One of the intakes is high inside wheel wells and the other above the front bumper where cooler air prevails. The intake system is monitored via a two-way valve and adjusts according to how hot and hard the engine is working. On the exhaust end, urea fluid controls NOx (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide) emissions. Cleaning the diesel of pollutants expelled into the air is one reason this type of vehicle costs more initially. The cost is made up in fuel economy as a diesel can be 30 percent more economical in usage than a gasoline-based powerplant. Since it is a 6,402-pound vehicle, fuel economy can range from 13 to 20 miles per gallon. During the test week, the average was 17.4 mpg. A 31-gallon diesel fuel tank is on board. Everything about this vehicle seems to be big and heavy including the hood. Thankfully, after the unlatching, the hood raises itself by hydraulic pistons. Luxuries are provided including remote keyless entry, power windows, door locks and driver’s seat, leather trim, air conditioning, 12 and 115 volt power outlets, navigation system and a 506-watt Alpine sound system. Warranty coverage is five years or 100,000 miles on the powertrain and three years or 36,000 miles limited with 24hour roadside assistance. Select 2500 models are eligible for $500 to $2,000 rebates or interest rates of 1.9 to 5.9 percent. For information visit a dealer or


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‘The Heat’ is outrageously funny The groundbreaking “Bridesmaids” put director Paul Feig and co-star Melissa McCarthy into the A-list. They reunite for “The Heat,” pulling Sandra Bullock into their potty-mouthed orbit. Just as “Bridesmaids” wasn’t the first film to put a cast of women in a raunchy comedy, “The Heat” is not the first to do a female take on “Lethal Weapon.” Like “Bridesmaids,” though, “The Heat” is the first one to do it right. For the first two-thirds, anyway. Bullock and McCarthy are law enforcement officers forced to work together on a big Boston drug case. Both have alienated their male co-workers, though for opposite reasons. Bullock’s FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn rigidly follows regulations, and she lords it over the men on her team when she finds evidence they overlooked. McCarthy’s detective Shannon Mullins is such an undisciplined bulldog of a cop that the men in her precinct are terrified of her. So is everyone else. If any of the citizens she routinely brutalizes ever hired a lawyer, the rest of the precinct wouldn’t have to worry about her much longer. While there is a lot of Murtaugh and Riggs in Ashburn and Mullins’ partnership, there is also a lot of Felix and Oscar. Ashburn is prissy and makes controlled gestures, while Mullins is a slob who moves like a swerving dump truck. The most scandalous words to pass Ashburn’s lips are “bull poo poo,” while Mullins cusses thoroughly enough to make every sailor in the fleet blush. Their personalities clash, as they were designed to, and Bullock and McCarthy are hilarious as they trade insults

WESTHOFF REVIEWS Jeffrey Westhoff and criticisms. “The Heat” may feature the first good cop/bad cop routine where the bad cop assaults the good cop instead of the suspect. The women are competitive as well, trying to be the first to do everything. This leads to some fine physical comedy, such the moment each refuses to let the other enter an apartment building first, so they go through the door with their legs tangled every which way. This also leads to an odd and unnecessary scene where a botched attempt at an emergency tracheotomy becomes a bloody mess. While the two women bicker with each other, the script by “Parks and Recreation” writer Katie Dippold never lets us forget that the men of the world are arrayed against them as well – although their immediate supervisors, Demián Bichir of the FBI and Tom Wilson of the Boston PD, are supportive in small ways. A DEA agent wants Ashburn and Mullins off the case because their estrogen will get in the way, and one of the villainous drug lords proposes a disturbingly misogynistic torture that. With several references to “Foul Play,” particularly its albino assassin, Feig and Dippold indicate they want “The Heat” to work as a thriller as well as a comedy. For a while, Feig subtly carves away the clichés of cop movies. Listen for Bullock’s response when McCarthy says, “There’s our man.” Later, an evidence tech’s moment of glory is ruined when the two women

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Melissa McCarthy (left) and Sandra Bullock star in the film “The Heat.” jump to all his conclusions. But buddy cop movies carry their own code of clichés. Eventually “The Heat” succumbs to them, and not to point them out ironically. This decline starts with the inevitable moment when Mullins brings Ashburn to a dive and gets her uptight partner drunk. They then bond while dancing to classic rock songs on the jukebox. They do not, thankfully, sing karaoke. After that, the rest of the story is predictable. I lost track of the number of times Ashburn and Mullins get thrown off the case. The identity of the mysterious drug lord is easy to guess. Just look for the character who keeps turning up yet doesn’t appear to serve a purpose in the story. In keeping with the film’s themes, the male actors don’t have much to do. Michael Rappaport plays McCarthy’s brother, whom she put away on drug charges. Marlon Wayons plays an FBI agent who is nice to Bullock, but she is too dense to realize it. Jane Curtin plays McCarthy’s

mother, angry that she sent Rappaport to prison, but Curtin is all but wasted in the role. Early on, “The Heat” earns a hard R rating for its language. Eventually it earns it for its sometimes sadistic carnage as well, which the MPAA helpfully defines as “some violence.” A torture scene is played for laughs, which is a nervy move that Feig gets away with. Even though the cop plot becomes routine near the end, the humor still pulls out some surprises. The rivalry between Bullock and McCarthy during the first two-thirds of the movie is breathtakingly funny. It is also difficult to describe because much of it is physical and McCarthy’s dialogue cannot be reprinted in a family newspaper. The name of the buddy cop genre implies the cops must become buddies, so we know the spark that drives the comedy between Bullock and McCarthy must fade at some point. But while this spark glows, “The Heat” is so outrageously funny it makes up for a disappointing third act.

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Mel Brooks (1926), actor/director; Kathy Bates (1948), actress; John Elway (1960), football player/executive; John Cusack (1966), actor; Mary Stuart Masterson (1966), actress; Mike White (1970), filmmaker.

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Dad’s poor hygiene causes a stink My parents don’t Dear Abby: I have been divorced for almost 15 years. In that time, my ex-husband has been self-employed and works out of his home. He rarely leaves his house, and I think he suffers from depression. At a school honors event for our daughter for which most of the attendees dressed for the occasion, he arrived in dirty shorts and a T-shirt. I sat next to him to be polite, until I realized he also smelled awful. When I tried to excuse myself saying I needed a “better seat for my camera,” he got up, too! I have tried to suggest that he may suffer from depression in the past, but he denies it. – Unpleasant Situation, Gettysburg, Pa. Dear Unpleasant Situation: Rather than having pussy-footed around the reason you wanted to change your seat, you should have told him it was because he smelled like a goat and showed he lacked enough respect for those around him and his daughter to shower and put on clean clothes. He may – or may not – suffer from depression. Because he

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips denies it, there is no way you can force him into treatment. Because you’re concerned that he may show up looking more disheveled “out of spite,” you have my permission to distance yourself if it happens. And if your daughter is embarrassed by his attire, she has every right to talk to her father about it. Dear Abby: I’m a smallbusiness owner. I have an educational supply and toy store. Business has been pretty good, even through the hard times. My problem is my customers’ children are about to put me out of business. They climb on shelving, open products, tear things apart and throw screaming tantrums. We have lost a lot of inventory due to these brats, and my time is consumed trying to keep them in line instead of working with my customers. – Had It With Overindulged Kids

Dear Had It: If possible, designate a small area of your store where kids can go to play while their parents are shopping. Also, post a sign at the cash register that reads: “Customers Will Be Charged for Broken or Damaged Items.” The problem you are experiencing is one that is shared by many other retailers. If any of them are reading this column, I’d love to know how they resolved this problem. Dear Abby: Since my mother passed away, I feel awkward when my parents’ anniversary comes up. I don’t want to ignore this important date for my father (we are very close), but I don’t feel saying “Happy Anniversary” is appropriate either. – Remembering In Orange County, Calif. Dear Remembering: Your father already knows what the date means. Pick up the phone, say, “Dad, I’m thinking about you and I love you,” and if he lives close by, invite him to dinner if he doesn’t have plans. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Healthy lifestyle helps treat hypertension Dear Doctor K: My blood pressure medication has side effects that are difficult to tolerate. What else can I do to lower my BP? Dear Reader: If you’re a regular reader of this column, you’ve heard me say more than once that diet and exercise sometimes can eliminate the need for medications for a variety of conditions. That’s true – and it surely is true for high blood pressure. However, sometimes diet, exercise and stress management lower blood pressure only part of the way. Medications may still be necessary. Every medicine ever invented can cause side effects in some people. But the other side of that coin is that medicines often do not cause side effects. And just because one medicine causes side effects does not mean that another will. Fortunately, there are many different medicines to treat high blood pressure. In my experience, you can usually find a blood pressure medication that is both effective and free of side effects. But even when that’s true, it’s still important to get back to basics: a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is the cornerstone for preventing

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff and treating hypertension. It may allow you to lower your medication dose or stop taking medication altogether. At the very least, you’ll feel better: • First and foremost, if you smoke, quit. Your blood pressure will start to decrease within hours after your last cigarette. Your doctor can recommend resources to help you quit. • Another important step is to reach and maintain a healthy body weight. Being overweight or obese itself raises your blood pressure. • Even if you don’t need to lose weight, eating the right foods can make a difference. The key features of a blood-pressurefriendly diet include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains; several servings daily of low-fat dairy products; some fish, poultry, dried beans, nuts and seeds; and minimal red meat, sweets and sugar-laden beverages. Also try to limit your sodium intake to less than 1.5 grams of sodium per day. You can find the sodium content of prepared foods

on the Nutrition Facts label. • Limiting alcohol can help. Have no more than two drinks per day if you’re male, or one drink per day if you’re female. That’s drinking in moderation. Drinking in moderation may even help lower blood pressure, while drinking more can definitely raise blood pressure. • Regular exercise lowers high blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on all or most days of the week. Examples include walking or riding a stationary bike. Regular exercise is a potent tonic for lowering your blood pressure – even if you don’t lose weight. • Finally, relax. Ongoing stress raises your blood pressure. Learn relaxation techniques, such as meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing or yoga. I have a patient who took up tai chi several years ago and does it daily. I can’t prove there’s a connection, but I can tell you that her blood pressure has never been so low, and she says she feels great.

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

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Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and have a 17-year-old brother who keeps threatening to commit suicide because his girlfriend left him for another guy. My parents are very concerned, but they don’t know what to do. They have contacted his school counselor, but all she told them was to seek psychiatric treatment for him. Who else can we turn to for help? Please hurry with your response. –Nameless, Nashville, Tenn. Dear Nameless: Your brother is in need of professional help. Please have your parents contact the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. This organization is an excellent source of information and will recommend a local support group that will provide information and guidance. The toll-free telephone number for NAMI is 800-950-6264. Call Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Have your parents call as soon as possible.

Dr. Wallace: Recently, a guy who is 19 wrote saying he was getting a lot of flack from family and friends because his girlfriend is four years older than he is. I’m glad you encouraged them to stay together. You were 100 percent correct when you stated that if he were 23 and she 19, no one would have thought a thing about it. I know how they feel. I’m a 24-year-old girl, and I’m married to a handsome, kind, sincere, loving 19-year-old husband.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Our families said we were crazy and stupid and immature. It so happens that my husband is the most mature individual I have ever known. The only way we could stop all the gossip was to get married a bit earlier than we had planned. – Sarah, Memphis, Tenn. Dear Sarah: When a husband and wife are both over 18, age difference that’s counted in years is usually insignificant. Dr. Wallace: Please settle this family disagreement. My counselor said that more females attend college than males. My know-it-all brother disagrees. Where can we find the correct answer? It’s very important that I get this information because the loser has to do the winner’s chores for two long, hard weeks. My brother said he got his “males dominate” information from his football coach. – Natalie, Atlanta, Ga. Dear Natalie: Tell your brother to roll up his sleeves and get to work. You win! A recent report from The U.S. Department of Labor shows college enrollment for female high school graduates was 69.7 percent, while 61.8 percent of the male high school graduates enrolled in college. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Friday, June 28, 2013


E.J. Smith, the future captain of the Titanic, certainly tempted fate by saying, “When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly 40 years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. I never saw a wreck ... nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.” When you are in a predicament at the bridge table, consider the various sensible options and decide between them. Look at the North hand in today’s diagram. East opens two diamonds, weak; South makes a takeout double; and West raises to three diamonds. What should North do? He clearly has enough strength to act, but to force to game with a four-diamond cue-bid would be overstating his hand, especially since the diamond king is probably worthless. And he would prefer not to guess which major to bid. The answer is to double. It is called responsive and says, “I have enough strength to act but no suitable bid available.” South, with such a strong hand, should jump to four spades. West leads the diamond queen. The defenders take two tricks in the suit, then play a club. How should South continue? In danger of losing one spade, one heart and two diamonds, he should assume a favorable layout. Here, he wins the fourth trick, draws two rounds of trumps, cashes the two top hearts and plays on clubs. Whether East ruffs in or discards and is then endplayed with his trump winner, he must concede a ruff-and-sluff, on which South’s last heart disappears.

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RN/LPN DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has part time positions available for RNs / LPNs on the Day Shift (6:45am-3:00pm).

* Excellent benefits * Competitive salary Apply at:

GENERAL LABOR Must have valid D.L. Fox Valley Tree Service Call: 630-878-7816


DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115 EOE Sat/Sun 12-6pm


Q.A. CMM Programmer/ Quality Engineer Chemtech Plastics, Inc., a growing thermoplastic injection molder, is seeking a self-starting individual with 5 years of experience in CMM programming utilizing Brown & Sharpe & PC-DMIS CAD++ software, to work in the Quality Assurance Department. Qualified candidate would generate CMM programs and perform part measurements for layout/first article submissions. Must have a strong knowledge of GD&T, CAD and related math. Must be capable of managing the CMM workload and training other laboratory personnel in operating the CMM. Knowledge of Vision System programming and CQT certification is a plus. We offer a competitive salary and benefits pkg., including med/dental ins., tuition reimbursement and 401K. Please apply in person or fax resume to:

Bilingual (Spanish) secretary for special education cooperative. To begin immediately. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Access and Excel. Competitive benefits and salary. Application available on line at: Mail to: Jill Tabone, NIA, 2422 West Main St., #3A, St. Charles, 60175 TECHNICIAN - Several full time, day shift service positions available for growing Batavia Engine Distributor. Three years diesel engine experience required. Electrical & hydraulic experience beneficial. Must have valid driver's license & own tools. Submit resume to: EEO

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Out going customer service oriented administrative assistant need for a busy medical group part time. Candidate must have knowledge in Microsoft Word & Excel. Previous medical office experience preferred. Fax resume to 815-455-8232.

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920 Viewpointe Drive Saint Charles Massive king size bedroom set; leather recliner, sofa and chairs; dining room set; large bar; mattresses and box springs; washer and dryer; pictures and more. 630-441-2397. St. Charles

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Thurs, Fri, Sat 9a-5p


535 Blackhawk Dr

Thurs & Fri, 8am-4pm Sat. 8am-?

Most items are new or slightly used Car refrigerator, mosquito magnet, gazebo, patio lanterns, screen house, gutter screening, 80 quart Lots of Kid's & Adult's Clothes, beverage cooler, free standing Toys, Puzzles, Children's Books, large umbrella, oak kitchen table Household Items w/6 chairs, 2 kitchen hutches, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! rocker/glider, cement yard ornaments, knick-knacks, antique dresser & mirror, new and DEKALB used small appliances, children's clothes (boys & girls, new & slight733 Haish Blvd. ly used, 0-5T), NEW items for expectant mothers, Christmas items, June 27-29 adult & maternity clothes, large selection of NEW dolls, high chair, Thursday-Saturday, 8am-6pm port-a-crib, NEW & used double High-end women clothing sz 0-6, stroller, bouncy, many NEW toys, fabric, yarn, sewing items, treadoak chair & desk and more!! mill, dining table, glassware, antiques, collectibles, vinyl records, coffee tables, wooden stools, kitchen items, some tools. Rain or Shine!

468 Trout Rd.



Friday, June 29 10am - 4pm

6N520 Denker Rd.

Downsizing: Antiques, Collectibles, 1830 German Sideboard, Leaded Hanging Shades, Victorian Parlor Set, Designer Clothes 10/12, Chairs, Pictures, Kemp 5 HP Woodchipper, Sewing supplies, Metal Drawer Storage Unit, Records, Glassware, Books, Old Oak Doors. Garage & Basement Full! We Have It All!!

FRI & SAT JUNE 28 & 29 8AM - 4PM 605 & 705 N. Van Nortwick Kids, teen, adult clothing, furniure, scrap booking shelves, crutches, Burley, loft bed, quilts, new Nike shoes, Pfaltzgraff dishes, dance/halloween costumes, AVON, purses, Vera Bradley purses, books, toys, antiques, household items

MULTI FAMILY MOVING SALE 23223 Lucas Rd 3 miles west of Annie Glidden on Lucas Rd. between Rich and Twombly roads. THUR, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 9a-5p HOWARD UPRIGHT PIANO, Horse saddles, harness, Antique furniture & collectibles, lawnmowers, tools, fishing gear, exercise equipment, household items and furniture. Something for everyone!! ELBURN




500 CONLEY DR 1841 Dorchester Ave

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Friday & Saturday, 9am-4pm

Ladies' Watch lost June 19 in Geneva near courthouse. Black leather band. REWARD. 630-213-9138

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Huge selection of Fabric, sewing notions & books. Also toys, children's items, crib, men's clothes, stroller, tiller, furniture, appliances, vanity set, artificial Christmas Trees & decorations & much, much more.

Thurs 6/27 & Fri 6/28 8am-4pm Sat 6/29 8am-12pm

530 Windsor Lane Elementary Teaching materials, Christmas items, furniture, home goods, miscellaneous.

Friday-Saturday 9am-4pm Many years of collecting and accumulating.. Many, many treasures. Antiques, vintage, garden, furniture, etc. New items added daily.Priced to sell.

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Thurs & Fri 8am-4pm 734 Westlake Dr From baby gear to household items.



Thurs 6/27 & Fri 6/28 8am-4pm Bikes, sports equipment, clothing (children and adult), household and kitchen items, furniture, toys, Christmas decor, tools, vintage items


ST. CHARLES 1412 S. THIRD ST. FRI. & SAT. 8-2 In back garage if rain


Tires, luggage, household & Christmas items, jewelery, 2 power painters & many new items.

703 Cheever Ave &

St. Charles

810 Dow RAIN DATE: SAT Antiques Galore & More: Vintage furniture, garden, wicker, rugs, tin lantern, china, lamps, pewter, copper, cribs, 5' grand piano, cameras, fishing equip, English smalls


701 Banbury, and 625 Maple

North Aurora Friday, 8am – 4pm Saturday, 8am – 1pm

521 Wingfoot Dr. Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Glass Store Display Cases, Militaria, Bird Cages, Wicker Chairs, American Girl Trunk, Lots of Glassware and More!

Fri., 6/28 & Sat., 6/29, 9AM-4PM

3N692 Ridgeview Court (Arbor Creek sub) RT 64 to Arbor CreekRd go past stop sign and pond 1st right Ridgeview Court. Closed my Antique Booth, Selling my entire collection, dishes, glassware, punch bowls, dolls, tea cups, pictures, decor collector plates, Paden City, EPAC, Mikasa, Bavaria, Polish coffee set, crystal decanters holiday craft supplies, garden items, 1930's radio cabinet, books, magazines, speakers, electronics tools/ garage items, ladies clothing sm sizes much more ST. CHARLES HUGE GARAGE SALE


Fri 8am-2pm Sat 8am-12noon

2629 Berkshire

THURS. FRI. & SAT. 8:30 – 1:00 Rain or Shine


Oak armoire, dresser w/ trifold mirror, TVs, ladies golf club, pottery, china 11 place setting, bedding...

Randall to Silverglen or Bolcum to Denker to Crosscreek

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3 GENERATIONS, 3 FAMILIES IN 3 CAR GARAGE We've cleaned our closets! 50 purses, 100s of jewelry items, Bundy flute, cello bow, clarinet, autoharp, keyboard, KLH speakers, toys, R2D2 robot, Star Wars, like new children's books$1/ea., Skil saw, aluminum ladder, Homer Laughlin dishes, vintage collectibles, wall art, silverware, windup watches, more.


765 Church Road Elgin, IL 60123 EOE

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8N045 Columbine West THURS, FRI, SAT, 7A-12P Everything must go: red tandem kayak (like new), new set golf clubs, riding lawn mower attachments (thatcher, sweeper, trailer), extensive candle making paraphernalia, women's and men's, teenage girl (small), teenage boy (medium) clothing, tons of like-new yard toys, lawn furniture, push lawn mower (great condition), power and lawn tools, lots of fun items!

St. Charles MULTI FAMILY SALE Fri 6/28 & Sat 6/29 9AM-4PM 4212 Prestwick Ct. Household items, women's shoes size 6.5, yard maintenance items, luggage, tule car rack... Something for Everyone!


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Sat 6/29 8a-2p 402 S. 13th Ave Household goods, antiques, tools...


Thurs, Fri, Sat 8am-4pm Virgil View Subdivision on Sunset St.

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MALIBU LIGHTS Includes Transformers, Wire, Spot Lights & Deck Lights. All lights work. Used. North Aurora. $60.00 OBO. 630-892-4564 Mower – Craftsman – Self Propelled, 6.25h.p. - 22”, Mulch, Bag or Discharge - Very Nice - $85 630-232-0183


Mower – Rally – Push 4.5h.p. 20” Mulcher – Tuned $45 630-232-0183

1990 & Newer WORK BENCH

30”x60”, strudy, metal legs with drawers, $30. 630-809-4234

West of intersection Rt.47 & Rt. 64 Children's clothing from newborn to size 6, fishing gear, household, bikes, toys, candles, and more!!




Rust color, excellent condition. $350/all. 630-809-4234

Lamps (2) matching $18/both 630-466-4895 Light Turquoise Suede Black Sofa w/4 matching pillows, $200 630-466-4895

Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

815-814-1964 or

Lab Puppies: 6 weeks old, AKC Registered. Black. $400. Shabbona 630-251-2616

812 Wilson St Fri 6/28 & Sat 6/29

8 to 4

HUGE SALE. Priced to Sell, Something for everyone. Home Decor, Salt and Pepper shakers, collectables, bed linens, girls clothing, toys, womens S-XL. Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Fishing Gear: 75 J Plugs, Big Jon Alum Down Rigger Bar w/Rod Holders, 15 Life Jackets w/Cases $200 630-365-1447

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Washer & Dryer: Maytag Performa, Gas, White, Top-Loading. $200/set Sears Fiberglass 16' 2 seat Canoe obo 630-443-0642 evenings in good condition, 2 seat pads and 4 oars (3 are 4' and 1 is 5') included. Asking $350 Must pick up in Huntley, Illinois, call 847-9702559 Dishes: Service for 8, Nice Flower Pattern, Many Extra Pieces. $35 630-897-5464

Sony Wega HDTV – 34” In Great Condition w/Custom Stand $199 630-715-6429

ELLIPTICAL: Pro-Form 405 CE Brand New, Never Used, Interactive iFit Card. Must See! $300 630-484-5174 EXERCISE BIKE Health Rider, Stationary $80 630-377-2242

Bedroom Set; Queen headboard and frame, nightstand, dresser w/double mirror, chest of drawers w/doors, Broyhill. Mediterannean Style. $400. (630)632-7588 ROLL TOP DESK- Dark Wood, Large w/Center Drawer, 6 Side Drawers & 2 Slide Outs, Computer Friendly. Mint Condition $395 630-830-9247 aft. 3pm

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

Flat Screen TV ~ Toshiba 27” w/Remote, Cash Only $150 630-406-6180 6-9pm Printer/Fax – HP Office Jet 7100 Series All- in-One – All Connectors & All Tri Color Ink - $30 obo 847-742-0615 After 5pm


A-1 AUTO WEBER CHARCOAL GRILL: One Touch Silver, 18.5" diameter w/ wheels. Near perfect condition. Ideal size for balcony, Use just in time for the Holiday. Barely used. $45 Call Barb 630-232-4347

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

BATAVIA 1 BR starting at $860-$870 2 BR starting at $1010 3 BR TH starting at $1280

630-879-8300 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

CRYSTAL LAKE Large, Sunny 2BR,1BA, 1st floor Apt in Duplex Porch overlooks Crystal Lake, may have boat. Newly remodeled. Excellent location, good schools, No pets. $1,495/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899


Pontoon Boat – Inflatable, 9' Colorado. Excellent Condition. $275 815-827-3692 days

2000 Ford Taurus, 178,000 miles, runs good, good tires, clean. $2000 obo 815-901-6275. 2006 Chevy Aveo LS, Auto, air cond, silver, 91,000 mi, recent timing belt, new tires. $4300 815-757-2750

2010 Hyundai Elantra 4D Sycamore, IL. $12,500. Very good condition. 31,250 miles. Steve 815-991-9420

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GENEVA - Large upper 2BR in historic district of Geneva. Living room, dining room, sunroom, fireplace, washer/dryer. No dogs. No smoking. $1,050/mo. 630-640-9688 Geneva 1st Floor 1BR Country Apt. ¼ mile from town, available now. $599/mo + security deposit. 630-232-6429



1 BDRM ~ 1 BATH $871 - $881 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1,020 - $1,030

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure herein entered, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. will on July 25, 2013, at the hour A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Judicial Center, Room JC 100, Garages available, small pets OK. 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illi630-232-7226 nois 60175, sell at public auction SOUTH ELGIN ~ LARGE 2BR to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as folS. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. lows: Garage, $820 + utilities. 630-841-0590 St. Charles - Newly Renovated Lot 4 in Block 7 of Grand View Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 Addition to Elgin, in the City of Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. NO PETS! 630-841-0590 St. Charles - Upper 4 Room, 1BA Common Address: 850 Bellevue in charming older home. Kitch Sky- Ave., Elgin, IL 60120-0812 light. Laundry, Garage. No SmokPIN: 06-12-183-014 ing/Dogs. $850. 630-232-0303. This property is commonly known as 850 Bellevue Ave., Elgin, Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cook- IL 60120, and is residential real ing gas, Appliances & laundry. estate. 630-584-1685 Terms of Sale: This residential real estate is being sold in an "As Is condition" for cash, 10% down Crystal Lake 3-4BR by certified funds, balance within 1.5BA Cape Cod House 24 hours by certified funds. No Large wooded lot on Crystal refunds. Lake. May have boat. Premier location. Children For information regarding this real welcome. No pets. $1,495/mo. estate, interested parties may con630-655-2888 tact: Cell 630-899-8899

Class A or Class C Motorhome. Need badly, will accept fixer-upper, will pay cash. 847-704-0181 WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, backyrd. Start July 1. $1590 Buying? 10 mins from DeKalb. 847-338-5588

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Court on or before July 22, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have Mark Schuster, #2519089 Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on February & Braithwaite, LLC 7, 2013. 1250 Larkin Avenue #100 Elgin, Illinois 60123 /s/Thomas M. Hartwell (Published in the Kane County (847) 742-8800 Clerk of the Circuit Court Chronicle, June 14, 21, 28, (SEAL) 2013.) (Published in the Kane County /s/ Alan S. Kaufman Chronicle, June 14, 21, 28, One of Plainttiff's Attorney's 2013.) Alan S. Kaufman One of Plaintiff's Attorneys MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC PUBLIC NOTICE Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1730 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Chicago, IL 60601 OF THE SIXTEENTH Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Attorney. No.: 6289893 KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Mark Schuster, #2519089 Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster & Braithwaite, LLC 1250 Larkin Avenue #100 Elgin, Illinois 60123 (847) 742-8800



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

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Mr. Jeff Pedersen Vice President Commercial Lending State Bank of Illinois 11100 Front Street Mokena, IL 60448 Direct: 708.482.2929 St. Charles. 2 men and a dog want Main: 708.479.2185 one person, M/F. 3 BR house. W/D, cable & utils incl. 1st & last + sec. Dated: June 10, 2013 dep. $400/mo. 630-670-7198 /s/ Patrick B. Perez Find. Buy. Sell. By: SHERIFF OF KANE COUNTY, All in one place... HERE! Everyday in ILLINOIS Kane County Chronicle Classified Attorney for State Bank of Illinois:

STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, an Illinois Bank Association Plaintiff, vs. MARTIN LARA, MARIA LOURDES LARA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Gen. No. 12 CH 1713 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure herein entered, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, will on July 25, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Judicial Center, Room JC 100, 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as follows:

Attorney for State Bank of Illinois:

OneWest Bank, FSB (d/b/a Financial Freedom, a division of OneWest Bank, FSB), Plaintiff, vs. Phyllis Sauer, as Administrator, United States of America – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; State of Illinois – Department of Healthcare and Family Services; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Luanne C. Mushrush; Thomas Mushrush; Sandy Newman; Paula Mushrush Terry; Jose Searrano; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as Special Representative for Luanne C. Mushrush (deceased); Leigh A. Sauer III, Defendants. Case No. 12 CH 03223

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 21, 28, July 5, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 13 MR 533 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that on August 27, 2013, in Courtroom No. 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as this matter may heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for the change of name(s) of LUCAS KENT HOLLAND to LUCAS KENT HALL pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21101 et seq.

Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Luanne C. Mushrush, that on May 7, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Dated 6/10/13 at Washington Street, Suite 100, Kane County, Illinois Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. /s/ Camrin Michael Lehor (630) 420-8228, as the Special Petitioner Representative of the above named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Published in the Kane County (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a cer- Chronicle, June 28, July 5 & 12, tain Mortgage upon the premises 2013.) commonly known as: 442 Bliss PUBLIC NOTICE Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

Lot 4 in Block 7 of Grand View (Published in the Kane County Ntoice is hereby given that the Addition to Elgin, in the City of Chronicle June 14, 21, 28, 2013) GENOA-KINGSTON FIRE PROTECElgin, Kane County, Illinois. TION DISTRICT shall conduct a public hearing on adoption of the PUBLIC NOTICE Common Address: 850 Bellevue Budget and Appropriation ordiAve., Elgin, IL 60120-0812 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE nance on July 9, 2013, at the hour PIN: 06-12-183-014 SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT of 7:30 p.m. at the Firehouse, 317 KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS Railroad Avenue, Genoa, Illinois. This property is commonly Copies of the proposed ordinance known as 850 Bellevue Ave., Elgin, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National are available in the office of Robert C. Becker, Jr., at 213 West Main IL 60120, and is residential real Association, Plaintiff, Street, Genoa, Illinois. estate. vs Juan Matias; Arturo Gines AKA AurTONY WOODSON, President Terms of Sale: This residential turo Gines; Unknown Owners and GENOA-KINGSTON real estate is being sold in an "As Is Non-Record Claimants,Defendants. FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT condition" for cash, 10% down Case No. 13 CH 190 by certified funds, balance within (Published in the Kane County 236 West Illinois Avenue, 24 hours by certified funds. No Chronicle, June 28, 2013.) Aurora, IL 60506 refunds. Questions about your subscription? PUBLICATION NOTICE For information regarding this real The requisite affidavit(s) having We'd love to help. Call 800-589-9363 estate, interested parties may con- been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS tact: HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENPUBLIC NOTICE DANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED Mr. Jeff Pedersen ACTION, that said action has been NOTICE OF HERBICIDE Vice President commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defenCommercial Lending APPLICATION dant(s) therein and praying for a State Bank of Illinois judgment of foreclosure and sale 11100 Front Street Notice is being given to all resiand other relief, that summons has dents of Geneva Community Unit Mokena, IL 60448 been issued out of this Court School District #304 that herbicide Direct: 708.482.2929 against you as provided by law, Main: 708.479.2185 products will be applied to the and, that this action is still pending prairie and wetland natural areas and undetermined in said Court. Dated: June 10, 2013 NOW, THEREFORE, unless you for Middle Schools North and file your answer or otherwise make South, Fabyan, Williamsburg and /s/ Patrick B. Perez your appearance in said action in Mill Creek Elementary Schools on By: SHERIFF OF KANE COUNTY, this Court, by filing the same in the July 3, 2013 weather permitting. ILLINOIS office of the Clerk of the Circuit Questions may be directed to the


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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Library Trustees of the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia, Illinois, has determined by Ordinance 2013-004, adopted June 18, 2013, that the general prevailing wage in this locality for laborers, mechanics and other workers engaged in construction of public works coming under the jurisdiction of this Board of Library Trustees is hereby ascertained to be the same as the prevailing wage for construction work in Kane County as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor as of June 2013. Any and all revisions of the prevailing wage by the Illinois Department of Labor shall supersede the Department's June determination to apply to any and all construction of public works undertaken by this Board of Trustees. A copy of this determination may be obtained from the Business Office of the Batavia Public Library or the Illinois Department of Labor.

Trades to be competitively bid include, but are not limited to; Excavation, Site Utilities, Asphalt Paving, Building & Site Concrete, Masonry, Steel Joists, Floor Deck & Miscellaneous Iron, Rough Framing/Finish Carpentry & Trim, Cabinetry & Countertops, Doors & Windows, Drywall, Acoustical Ceilings, Painting, Metal Lockers, Finish Flooring & Floor Sealers, DATED this 18th day of June, Hollow Metal, Wood Doors & Fin- 2013. ish Hardware, Overhead Doors, Cara M. Schuster Plumbing & Fixtures, Fire Sprinklers, Electrical & Light Fixtures, Secretary, Board of Library Trustees etc. (Published in the Kane County Sealed individual bid proposals Chronicle, June 28, 2013) are due no later than 9:00 am, Friday, July 12, 2013. Bid Packages including the Instructions to Bidders and Bid Proposal forms may be obtained from the Construction Manager, 2585 Millennium Drive, Suite E, Elgin, IL 60124, phone (847) 742-7200 & fax (847) 742-7203. Please call (or fax) and provide a working email address that the Construction Manager can use to email Bid Packages to interested Bidders. Bidding contractors desiring to be considered for this project must submit their completed Bid Proposal on the Bid Form provided, in duplicate, along with all other required documentation, to the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, 40W304 LaFox Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, on or before the Public Bid Opening, Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 9:00 am. Failure to submit a Bid Proposal on the provided Bid Form, and with all other required documentation, on or before said date and time, will preclude a bidding contractor's Bid Proposal from being read publicly and considered for the Project. The Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District reserves the right to waive any informalities, to reject any and all Bid Proposals submitted, to abandon the Bid Proposal procedure altogether, or to accept any Bid Proposal as allowed by applicable law. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on June 28, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ORDINANCE 2012/2013 - 8 PREVAILING WAGE RATES TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the St. Charles Public Library District, pursuant to "An Act regulating wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the State, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works," approved June 26, 1941, as amended, has determined on, and as effective from June 12, 2013, that the general prevailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics, and other workers engaged in the construction of public works coming under the jurisdiction of the St. Charles Public Library District is the same as determined by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois, for Kane County as of June 2013. A copy of the full Ordinance and the Department of Labor determination is available for inspection by any interested party in the main office of the St. Charles Public Library, One South Sixth Avenue, St. Charles Illinois, 60174, and to any employer or association of employers and any person or association of employees who have filed, or file their names and addresses, requesting copies of the same. Kimberly Reese Secretary, Board of Trustees St. Charles Public Library District Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois

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