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‘First steps’ after concealed-carry bill Illinois State Police will write the rules, regulations for law By BRENDA SCHORY Illinois lawmakers barely finished voting to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of their concealed-carry bill Tuesday when constituents were calling to ask when they could apply for permits, said state Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia. “We are just getting through the first steps,” said Schmitz, who voted both for the original bill and to override the veto. “We’ve got six months to get the rules in place. We are not even looking [for it] until 2014.” Lawmakers acted Tuesday, the last day before a federal court ruling was to invalidate the state’s total ban on carrying concealed weapons in public. House and Senate lawmakers in special session rejected Quinn’s proposed changes and passed their compromise bill with a veto-proof, threefifths majorities, making Illinois the last state to pass concealed-carry legislation. The original House Bill 183 passed, 89-28, in the House and 45-12, with one present, in the Senate.

penalties for those who are found to be under the influence. It also outlines mental health standards and reporting proGov. Pat Sen. Jim Rep. Tim cedures. Quinn Oberweis Schmitz While the new state law gives The override passed, 77-31, itself six months for the in the House and 41-17 in the Illinois State Police to set Senate. up rules, Mary Shephard The new law calls for train- and the Illinois State Rifle ing and background checks Association filed a motion for those who wish to carry for an injunction in the a concealed firearm and pre- U.S. District Court for the empts all local ordinances Southern District of Illinois affecting concealed firearms asserting that any delay is unand ammunition. constitutional and that conThese include registra- cealed right to carry should tion, licensing, possession be allowed immediately. and transportation for those State Sen. Jim Oberweis, with a concealed-carry li- R-Sugar Grove, said in a statecense. ment that the process will Applicants do not have take months to implement to show a need to carry, but because the Illinois State must undergo 16 hours of Police must write rules and training. Veterans will re- regulations for the new law ceive eight hours of training before citizens can take the credit, as will those appli- required 16 hours of training cants who have taken hunter and apply for concealed-carry safety courses. permits. Applicants must pay a $150 Oberweis’ statement acapplication fee, and a license knowledges that the state’s will be good for five years. lawmakers had “wide-rangThe bill specifies places a ing opinions about confirearm cannot be carried, in- cealed-carry,” but worked tocluding schools or child care gether on a compromise. facilities, bars, hospitals, govIn addition to Schmitz ernment buildings, airports and Oberweis, other local and sporting events. lawmakers voted yes for It prohibits carrying fire- both the original bill and the arms under the influence of override: State Reps. Linda drugs or alcohol and outlines Chapa LaVia, R-Aurora, Kay

8LOCAL BRIEFS Tickets on sale for Maple Park Fun Fest MAPLE PARK – Tickets for the annual Maple Park Fun Fest cash raffle fundraiser are on sale. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $10 each, and the winner does not need to be present to win. The drawing is at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 on Main Street in Maple Park. The first ticket drawn will be worth $250, the second $500 and the third $1,000. To buy tickets before Fun Fest weekend, email, stop in at A&P Grains (410 S. County Line

Road, Maple Park), or call Beth Miller at 815-827-3260. For information, visit www.

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GENEVA – A grief support group called “Tiers of Grieving” meets at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva on the third Saturday of each month from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The church is at 110 S. Second St. in downtown Geneva. Led by member Debbie Leoni, this group is for anyone who is suffering from a loss, whether it be the passing of a loved one,

ST. CHARLES – Wasco Nursery and Garden Center has planned a lunch and learn session, “Pond Stroll,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 25 at 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles. For information or to register, call 630-584-4424 or visit The cost is $10. Registration and payment is required by July 23.

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Hatcher, R-Yorkville, Michael Fortner, R-West Chicago, and Robert Pritchard, R-Hinckley. Also, State Sens. Karen M c C o n n a u g h a y, R-St. Charles, and Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, voted yes. Hatcher said the law will make everyone safer. “The value of concealed carry is that nobody knows who has a gun, and then everyone is a little safer,” Hatcher said. “The bad guys are a little less likely to go after someone if they don’t know if they are armed or not.” Hatcher added, with Illinois being the 50th state to enact a concealed-carry law, “We had the advantage of 49 other prototypes to look at.” Chapa LaVia said the state was forced to enact the law because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state’s ban was unconstitutional. “We’ve been working on a version of it for 12 years,” Chapa LaVia said. “I felt it was a happy compromise where neither side got everything they wanted.” McConnaughay said in a statement that the bill “was the result of months of negotiations.” “While it’s far from a perfect piece of legislation, it does the most of any proposal we’ve seen to ensure proper safety precautions while guaranteeing our Second Amendment rights,” McConnaughay said.

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Where did you grow up? Elmhurst Who would play you in the movie of your life? Vince Vaughn First job? Cutting lawns As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot. I became a manager. A book you’d recommend? “The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness” by Dave Ramsey Favorite charity? Make-A-Wish Foundation What game show would you be on? “Wheel of Fortune” Favorite local restaurant? Aurelio’s Pizza in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I hung out with Dennis Rodman in Newport Beach, Calif., in July 2003. His wife invited me to the bar-restaurant that he owned on Pacific Coast Highway.


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Fashion show at Evenflow in Geneva is today WHAT: A fashion show to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates is set for today. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., the party is open to the public. WHEN: 6 p.m. today WHERE: EvenFlow, 302 W. State St., Geneva. COST: The cost is $25 a person with a reservation and $30 a person at the door, which includes the show and one raffle ticket. RSVP to Lauren Egan at INFO: For information, call 630-232-4484.

Free Community Supper event at Geneva church WHAT: The next Free Community Third Tuesday Supper is planned. The event includes a meal of slow roasted pulled pork sandwiches, “Gayle’s Famous Homemade Broccoli Salad,” baked beans, a fresh fruit cup and a homemade dessert buffet. Hot dogs and chips are always available as an alternative meal. Diners may eat in the elevator accessible dining hall or carry out their

meal. There will be two buffet lines all evening. Anyone wishing to donate money to the supper program can do so by sending a check to the church office marked “Third Tuesday Suppers,” or donating in “The Quiet Can” on the beverage table on supper night. All funds received go directly to supper expenses. WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva INFO: For information, visit or call 630-232-7120.

Windmill City Festival in Batavia starts Friday WHAT: Whe Windmill City Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Riverwalk, on North Island Avenue and Houston Street in downtown Batavia. 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, spon-

sored by the Kane County Cougars. Also, there will be a craft show, a pet parade and a 5K run. COST: Admission is free. INFO: For information, visit

Indoor rummage, bake sale in North Aurora WHAT: Greencastle of North Aurora will have its sixth annual indoor rummage and bake sale to raise funds for its resident programs. There will be household items, clothing, decorations and furniture, as well as a bake sale. The event will accept cash only. WHEN: The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 26 and July 27. WHERE: 100 Mitchell Road off Route 56 and Butterfield Road INFO: Call Katie at 630-966-1500 for information or to donate items for the sale.



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Kane considers opening Settlers Hill Closed landfill would accept clean fill dirt to make room for cross country course By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – Kane County officials still want to build a regional cross country running venue on the Settlers Hill landfill. But to make it happen, they now believe the county will need a combination of dirt and money – and a lot of both. Kane County Board member Mike Donahue, R-Geneva, chairman of the County Board’s Development Committee, on Wednesday said the county was examining the possibility of opening the closed landfill on Geneva’s east side to accept clean fill dirt from contractors work-

ing in Kane County. Donahue said the move might be necessary to allow the project to move forward. He said early engineering plans estimate the county could need 500,000 to 900,000 cubic yards of dirt to properly design the cross country trails and start/finish area to create a venue that would be suitable for college cross country running events. And Donahue said the county also could collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from the collection of the dirt, which then could be used to help pay for the construction of the cross country course. “This is a viable business

model that has been in place for a very long time,” Donahue said. “Contractors dig up the dirt and need some place to put the fill, and another business gets paid to receive the fill and repurpose it.” Donahue said initial figures estimate contractors moved about 1.1 million cubic yards of fill in Kane County last year. As many of the county’s fill collection sites are on the county’s north end, he said he believes Settlers Hill would represent a closer alternative for contractors excavating in the county’s central and southern areas. Donahue said without such “external revenue sources” the project as it is

ELGIN – The Elgin Summer Theatre will present “Jesus Christ Superstar” Friday to Sunday and July 19 to 21 at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Elgin Summer Theatre is produced by the city of Elgin and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and is a part of Elgin’s City Manager’s Office. All actors cast in the show pay a participation fee. The show starts at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are available by calling 847-931-5900 or by visiting

Radio league to host Hamfest on Sunday AURORA – The Fox River Radio League will host its annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Aurora Central Catholic High School, 1255 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. There will be opportunities to shop, learn and enjoy the

beginning with the cross country venue, which enjoys the most public support. County officials have said much of the project will be paid for using landfill fees paid by waste haulers during the years Settlers Hill was an active landfill. Those fees then were held by the county in a special fund specifically dedicated to restoring the site to public use. Donahue said the county will not use that money for the earthwork for the cross country course. He said the county will discuss with Waste Management in coming weeks the possibility of opening the landfill up to fill.


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currently designed “may not be feasible.” “All the earthwork has to pay for itself,” Donahue said. County officials have discussed the Settlers Hill project for more than two years. Supporters of the project believe it will transform the former landfill from an eyesore to an amenity for the Tri-Cities. The project’s master plan, which was approved last fall, calls for the creation of the trails, as well as a hilltop observatory, a winter recreation area, golf course and an outdoor music venue along Kirk Road. The County Board since has decided to tackle the project one piece at a time,

company of fellow hams. The highlights also include hourly door prizes, on-site food, handicap accessibility and free parking. Grand prizes of $250, $150 and $50 will be awarded after the last raffle drawing of the day. Informational seminars will begin at 9 a.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $8 per person, and children under 16 are admitted free. Information can be found at hamfest or by email at For those wishing to qualify for their own FCC Amateur Radio license, or for operators wishing to upgrade, a VEC exam session

will be available from 10 a.m. until the end of the festival. For information about testing or preparing for the FCC exams, go to

Pet parade set for Aug. 4 NORTH AURORA – The 31st annual North Aurora Pet Parade is set for Aug. 4 at the North Aurora Friendship and Activities Center, Routes 31 and 56, North Aurora. Registration is required. Judging begins at 1 p.m., and the parade heads for North Island Park at 2 p.m. For information, call 630-896-6664.

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June 30, and Monday, July 1, from a home in the 4N400 block of School Road, Campton Hills. The gazing ball was inside of the house, and only the white concrete mount was taken. The mount is about two feet tall and fits over a small pipe for stabilization. • Thomas A. Sparacino, 57, of the 3N200 block of Loretta Drive, Campton Hills, was charged Sunday, June 30, with domestic battery. • Elijah Samuel Puffenbarger, 20, of the 400 block of South Geneva Street, Maple Park, was charged Saturday, June 29, with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Campton Hills • Police received a report about patio furniture that had been stolen sometime between Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. The victim, who lives in the 4N300 block of Foxfield Drive, Campton Hills, reported that a metal patio table, four chairs and four chair cushions had been stolen. The table’s umbrella was left in some bushes nearby. The victim also said that his vehicle was burglarized a few months ago and $50 was taken, but never reported it. • Police received a report that the mount for a gazing ball was stolen from a decorative garden sometime between Sunday,

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Bull-riding tour set for county fair By AL LAGATTOLLA ST. CHARLES – Robert Sauber said the area’s most famous bull, Scaredy Cat, will meet and greet fans next week at the Kane County Fair. Other bulls will be part of the competition at the If you go Professional ChampionThe Professions h i p B u l l - al Championship riders event Bullriders will be t h a t t a k e s featured at 7:30 place at the p.m. July 19 and fair. Events at 2 and 7 p.m. take place July 20 at the at 7:30 p.m. fairgrounds, at July 19 and at 2 and 7 525 S. Randall p.m. July 20 Road, St. Charles. at the fair- For information, grounds, 525 visit www.kaneS. Randall Road, St. Charles. Sauber, who runs the PCB Tour, will bring Scaredy Cat and two more of his bulls, Chainsaw and Wyatt, just to meet with fans. Sauber said Scaredy Cat always is looking for a trip. “When he sees us pull out of here, he runs up to the gate, as if to say, ‘Come on, let’s go,’ ” Sauber said. Tickets cost $12 for the shows, and those younger than 5 are admitted free. The

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Scaredy Cat, an Elburn-based bull, has been retired, but the bull will appear next week at the Kane County Fair. first 300 youths at each performance will get a free cowboy hat. And before the show, kids will get a free pony ride. Sauber expects big crowds.

He said last year on Friday night, “You couldn’t get more people through the gate. It’s popular.” The appearance of Scaredy

Cat is a special touch, Sauber said. Scaredy Cat retired earlier this year after a successful run on the national level. The bull was known for

having all four of its feet high in the air after coming out of the chutes and was popular enough to have thousands of friends on its Facebook page.

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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Martin C. Anderson: A memorial visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, with Father Moises Apostol officiating at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Stanley H. Johnston Jr.: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia, IL 60510. The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Interment will be private. William Jeffery Plante Rains: A memorial service will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Kane County Baptist Church, 260 E. Spring Ave., South Elgin. Frances O’Lary Huff Thompson: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Congregational United Church of Christ of St. Charles. The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St.

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sergeant who had to pull the trigger,” Perez said. “They will have to deal with it for the rest of their lives. This is not something we take lightly. Everybody take a deep breath and let the process work itself through.” Perez’s statement asks “that the media and the readers who wish to comment on how the incident should have been resolved allow the investigative process to take place and all the facts to be reviewed before speculating and theorizing. “When the time is appropriate, all findings will be released to the public. Until then, this is an ongoing investigation and will not be compromised. Thank you for your understanding,” the statement read, in part. Perez’s statement also said the department’s condolences go out to the Bulzak family for their loss, and it said the department is providing services to help deputies cope with the stress of the situation.

The deadline to apply for federal flood disaster aid for people affected by April flooding has been extended to July 24. The state requested the extension Monday to enable people affected by flooding in federally designated counties to seek grants and loans to help with their recovery. The original registration deadline was July 9. Kane County is among those that were affected by the flooding. Registration for disaster aid can be completed online at www.disasterassistance. gov, via Web enabled phone at, or by phone at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-4627585).

Habitat restoration workday set for July 27 SUGAR GROVE – A habitat restoration workday will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 27 at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove. Work will include weed control such as pulling or cutting

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Church to host inaugural FamFest GENEVA – First Baptist Church Mill Creek has planned its inaugural FamFest celebration from 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at the church, which is at 1S455 S. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva. The event will feature family-themed events, such as a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, a barbecue dinner, a performance by Tom “The Illusionist” Coverly and a concert by the band Citizen Way. For information, call 630-845-2532 or visit www.

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(corner of Routes 25 and 64), St Charles. Margie Jane Wade: The visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (at Route 31 and Main Street), Batavia, followed by a memorial service from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Immediately following the memorial service, the wake for Margie J. will be at Tribella Restaurant, 1900 W. Mill St., Batavia, just east of the southeast corner with Randall Road, from about 5 to 8 p.m.

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Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez issued a statement to media and the public Wednesday, asking them to hold back on speculation and “armchair quarterbacking” until all the facts are available regarding Monday’s shooting death of Luke Bulzak of Batavia Township by a sheriff’s deputy. Perez said his statement refers to online commentary on competing news outlet reports. “There were disturbing comments that we shot an unarmed man,” Perez said. “We are not saying he was a good person; we’re not saying he was a bad person. We were in a position where we had to do what we did to stop the threat.” Police said they encountered Bulzak outside his residence with a rifle. Police said they were dispatched at 11:40 a.m. Monday to the 3S300 block of Elfstrom

Trail in Batavia Township for a report of a man making suicidal threats. Police said Bulzak was on his roof and they tried to get him to drop the rifle, but he refused and pointed it at the deputies. The sergeant then shot Bulzak. No one else was injured in the incident. Deputies train for situations like these, but hope they never have to use their training, Perez said. “One of us is going to get shot, or someone else is going to get shot,” Perez said of the situation with Bulzak on his roof with a rifle. “There is no good resolution to something like this.” Perez said he issued the statement to make sure both the public and the media do not get into a “rush to judgment” or speculate about things they don’t know about. “We have the wife of a victim. We have deputies who were on the scene and a

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On West State Street in Geneva, an area where a tree once stood is now covered. Some trees removed from the sidewalk because of the emerald ash borer were not replaced because city officials said they cannot replant new trees on top of old root balls.

8LOCAL BRIEF Creek Bend Nature Center offers nature camps ST. CHARLES – During five-day nature camps at Creek Bend Nature Center, children will explore the woods and fields with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s naturalist staff. Through hikes, nature games and activities, kids discover native animals and plants in their habitats and learn the importance of these living things in the web of life. Registration for “Week in the Woods – Half-

day Camp” is $60 per child. For children entering first and second grade, the program takes place the week of July 29 to Aug. 2. For children entering third to fifth grade, camp takes place the week of Aug. 5 to 9. Both camps run from 9 a.m. to noon. For information or to register, call 847-741-8350 or email Creek Bend Nature Center is in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

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GENEVA – Along the west side of Third Street from Hamilton to State, the sidewalk trees are missing, and the places where they once stood are bricked over. Taken down because of the ravages of the emerald ash borer, the four missing trees have not been replaced, said Chris Bong, streets and fleets superintendent, because you can’t plant a new tree on top of an old tree’s root ball. “We took out the ones that had died, and, as it turns out, that is not the best spot for trees,” Bong said. “They don’t do well in that environment, confined and in an area where there is just a lot of concrete, so we enhanced the area with bricks.” Another area in Geneva where a tree is missing is between the City Barbershop, 218 W. State St., and Good Cents Children, 220 W. State St. That area was covered

with concrete. One way to enhance those areas would be to put large decorative planters to rest on the areas, but there is no money in the budget for that right now, Bong said. If the city were to replant trees in some of its sidewalk areas, it would have to be part of a major project, Bong said. “You’d almost have to redesign the streetscape to put something back in,” Bong said. “You’d have to dig a new, larger tree pit. Trees downtown, it’s a tough, harsh environment for trees.” One tree that might work is an ivory silk lilac, which does not grow tall and is used in tight-fitting areas, he said. “They call it a dwarf tree. It reduces our problems down the line with a lot less trimming because they don’t grow very tall,” Bong said. “We try to put those in wherever we have wires above us.” City Administrator Mary McKittrick said merchants

also have not wanted trees to be replaced because they can block stores’ signage. “Before the emerald ash borer hit, we were hearing complaints from merchants, ‘These trees are blocking my store sign.’ As each one comes down, for whatever reason … we work with the merchant,” McKittrick said. “The city has always tried to be business-friendly,” McKittrick said. “So many times, we can’t be flexible. We have to follow the law. So if a merchant prefers it not be there and no law says it has to be there, we work with them.” The urban tree canopy in the Third Street shopping district is different, McKittrick said, because a lot of the businesses have front yards and wide grassy areas. Trees planted in pits sunk into concrete pose other difficulties just keeping them alive, McKittrick said, especially when plows push snow laden with salt upon them.

Cool, rainy summer reigns, but hot, steamy days could be on horizon

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ABOVE: Patrons of Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles relax in the park’s lazy river Wednesday. Rain and inclement weather lowered attendance at the park in previous weeks, but highs in the 80s this week led to increased attendance. TOP RIGHT: Seychelles Revan (left), 12, of Aurora and Myla Singleton, 12, of Elgin slide into the water together off a water slide. BOTTOM RIGHT: Ryan Schlorf, 10, of Downers Grove exits the drop slide with a splash. To view a photo list of Otter Cove Aquatic Park, visit By JONATHAN BILYK Few people in the Tri-Cities are rooting for the return of sustained summer heat more than Holly Cabel. Cabel, director of recreation at the St. Charles Park District, oversees operations at St. Charles’ public pool facilities, including the Otter Cove Aquatic Park. And to date, she said, the relatively cool weather of the late spring and early summer has meant visitors to such aquatic playgrounds have found the crowds sparse, if existent at all, with attendance at Otter Cove down so far this summer by about one-third from the same period in 2012. “We’re a weather-driven enjoyment for many,” Cabel said. “And when it’s cool and rainy like it’s been, it’s just not all that enjoyable.” Next week, Cabel and others looking for summer heat finally may find what they have sought this summer – temperatures are expected to climb to around 90 degrees or higher, according to the National Weather Service

and other forecasters. If so, it would mark a rare time this year that temperatures have exceeded 90 degrees, depending on which records are examined, said Gilbert Sebenste, meteorologist at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Sebenste said official NWS records for June recorded no 90-degree temperatures in the region for the month. But near Chicago, the mercury did top 90 degrees for one day last month. In June 2012, the region recorded seven days with daytime high temperatures above 90 degrees. While temperatures have warmed since the calendar flipped to July, they have remained significantly cooler than what was seen in the area during the same period last year. For instance, while daytime high temperatures climbed into the 80s over Independence Day weekend, the three-day period of July 4 to 6, 2012, recorded consecutive high temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. “The bottom line is, we had quite a few more days above

90 degrees last year,” Sebenste said. At the same time, the region also has been significantly wetter this summer than last. Sebenste noted that in June 2012, about 2 inches of rain fell in the region. In June 2013, more than 7 inches of rain fell locally. “It’s been pretty much the opposite of last year,” Sebenste said. June continued a trend in place throughout the spring, when record amounts of rain fell. Sebenste noted that, in all of 2012, the region logged about 24 inches of moisture. Through the first six months of 2013, about 27 inches of moisture had fallen. The return of summer heat should help farmers, whose corn and other crops could grow rapidly, and water park operators, who rely on hot, sunny days to draw in swimmers. “We had a great Fourth of July, and we’re hoping for even better numbers the rest of the summer,” Cabel said. “Now, we’re hoping for a little help from the weather.”

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By the numbers The summer has been cooler and rainier than 2012. While that weather has kept many people from enjoying typical summer activities, it also could produce less expensive energy bills for many, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. How much less? • $395 – average amount U.S. household expected to pay for electricity in June, July and August • 2.5 percent – amount that electricity bill is expected to decrease this summer vs. 2012 • 4.6 percent – amount of decrease in energy usage per household, on average, this summer

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Protecting the pets By NICOLE WESKERNA


he Lechocki family of Sugar Grove knows how stressful it is when a house fire breaks out. And that stress is compounded when a four-legged family member is still inside. The attic of their home caught fire after it was struck by lightning in June 2011. Christina Lechocki said her husband, Jeff, and two children, Elliot, now 8, and Abigail, now 6, were in the basement waiting out bad weather when they heard an explosive sound, followed by smoke detector alarms. The family got out of the house, but their cat, Wilson, still was inside. When it was safe enough for firefighters to re-enter the home, they were able to find Wilson underneath a couch on the first floor. “It was very much out of the movies,” Christina Lechocki said. “[The firefighter] was carrying the cat in his

It was very much out of the movies. [The firefighter] was carrying the cat in his arms, Wilson was yowling. He brought him to me, and I took him to the neighbor’s so the kids could hug and pet him ...” Christina Lechocki, of Sugar Grove, on Wilson the cat’s rescue

arms, Wilson was yowling. He brought him to me, and I took him to the neighbor’s so the kids could hug and pet him, and calm him down as well.” When there’s a fire, emergency responders work to save not only families but also family pets whenever

they can. Many local fire departments have special equipment, such as oxygen masks, that fit better around a dog’s snout or come in smaller sizes. Firefighters stress that life safety is the No. 1 priority when fighting a fire, and they say that homeowners never should go back into a home to rescue a pet. If it’s safe enough for firefighters to enter the home and look for a family pet, they will do their best, Sugar Grove Fire Chief Marty Kunkel said. He said the fire at the Lechocki home was one of those examples. Because most of the fire was contained in the attic, and Wilson was on the first floor, firefighters were able to rescue him. “That’s exactly one of those situations,” Kunkel said. “When all your heat and smoke is up [in the attic], conditions to re-enter and look for animals – it’s very easy to do.” Battalion Chief Shawn

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• PETS Continued from page 10 Stephens with the Batavia Fire Department said it’s fairly common to encounter pets during fires. He said he’s had to use oxygen masks on two occasions, once for a dog and once for a parrot. When those fires occurred, firefighters didn’t have access to the specialized oxygen masks like they do today, so he had to use regular oxygen masks. “They’re so much better,” he said about the new pet oxygen masks, which were donated to the department last summer. “These are the newest things out there, and they’re designed to fit and work a whole lot better. ... It’s

one of those things we carry in the back with our equipment that we hope we never have to use.” But sometimes it’s not always a fire situation that calls for a pet rescue. Lt. Ralph Strange with the Batavia Fire Department said firefighters recently rescued some baby ducks that had fallen into a manhole grate while crossing a street. St. Charles Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said firefighters have rescued pets, mainly dogs, from thin ice situations, which can be just as dangerous as re-entering a house fire. “We have had a fatality because someone had tried to rescue a dog that fell through the ice,” Schelstreet said. “It’s a very dangerous situation, and it highlights not only the ice, but trying to go back into

a house and how dangerous that can be, as well.” To help emergency responders, some homeowners opt to apply stickers to their front doors indicating that they have pets in the home. Kunkel said firefighters don’t give much credence to those stickers because they don’t know how old they are or whether it was placed by the current homeowner. But Stephens said that can be helpful, especially if the number of pets is listed. During the stressful situation, Christina Lechocki said knowing that the family pet was safe was a big relief, especially for her children. “I knew how traumatic it was for the kids to go through that event, and it was such a relief that we were all going to be OK.”

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AURORA – KCT Credit Union will host its free communitywide ShredFest from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at 320 E. Indian Trail Road, Aurora. ShredFest is an opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive material and private documents. Documents dropped off at KCT will be shredded on site in a specialized truck provided by Cintas Document Management. Participants will received a complimentary reusable tote bag while supplies last. For more information, visit KCT’s website at www.kctcu. org.

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District has planned a Big Truck Show from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at James O. Breen Community Park, which is at Peck Road and Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles. Emergency vehicles, a garbage truck, street sweeper, tractor, dump truck and crane might be among the trucks on display. Representatives will offer tours and answer questions about some of the equipment. The event is free for all ages. Cameras are welcome.

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Steel Beam Theatre to hold auditions Aug. 5

Police: Man hit family member with gun

ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre in downtown St. Charles has announced auditions for children ages 9 through 16 for the opening show of its 13th season, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (a musical) from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the theater, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Lori Holm, the children’s theater coordinator, will direct, and Amy Steele will serve as music director. Children need not prepare music, but will be taught a song at auditions and may be asked to read from the script. No appointments will be taken. Children will be seen on a first-come basis. Rehearsals for this musical will be primarily 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Aug. 10, and there will be 11 performances Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 14 through Oct. 6. A cast of 18 to 22 will be selected for this tuition-based program. Tuition of $295 includes professional instruction, script, costume, T-shirt and two free tickets. Scholarships are available to families in need. Visit www.SteelBeamTheatre. com or call 630-587-8521 for information.

Registration underway for education program GENEVA – Registration is underway for Fox Valley Jewish School, Fox Valley Jewish Neighbors’ Jewish education program. Located at 121 S. Third St., Geneva, this program offers classes two Sundays a month, with field trips and other special events throughout the year. FVJS has classes for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, with an optional bar/bat mitzvah preparation program. Tuition is $210 for one child and $180 for additional children from the same family. The fee for Hebrew classes for students in third through eighth grade, held immediately after Sunday school, is an additional $90 per student. For information, visit www.

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By NICOLE WESKERNA NORTH AURORA – A North Aurora man has been charged with multiple felonies after police said he fired a shotgun into the ceiling of a home, and then struck a family member in the face with the butt of the gun. Gregory R. Bishop, 45, of the first block of North Grace Street, was arrested without incident Tuesday, according to a news release from the North Aurora Police Department. Bishop faces felony

charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possessing a weapon as a felon on a second or subsequent offense and aggravated assault. He also faces misdemeanor charges of causing bodily harm during Gregory R. a domestic Bishop battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. North Aurora police were dispatched to the area of State Street and Lincolnway

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Kidnapped women break silence famous for enduring brutality deal with the attention. It can’t be what anyone wants to be known for. Some women who have gone through similar ordeals, like Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard, seem to find a way to meet it with grace. But that must take time. Berry is asking for more of it. DeJesus appears flanked by her father on one side and her mother on the other. Her parents talk more than she does. The theme here is family – how much it means when they stand by you no matter what you have been through and how long you’ve been gone. It was Knight who made me cry when she began speaking. She frequently ducks her head to look at her notes, and her voice is high and a little singsong. From what we know of the women’s imprisonment, it seems that Knight suffered

By EMILY BAZELON Slate NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – the three women who endured years of captivity, and gothic horrors, in a Cleveland house – have made a heart-warming thank you video. They all express gratitude to family, friends and the people who donated money to help them. They all talk about building new lives. But they also hit three distinct themes that reveal different paths to recovery, different forms of resilience. Berry goes first and is best able to look into the camera. She emphasizes her gratitude for the privacy she’s been given since her release in May – and asks for more of it. I always wonder how people who have become unwittingly

the most serious violence and torture. Her way forward now, she tells us, is through God. “We have been hurt by people, but we need to rely on God to be the judge,” she says. “I’m in control of my own destiny, with the guidance of God.” Knight also says that she has suffered so that she can help other people like her. By making this video, which seems to be entirely in their control, these three women are already starting on that project. Here they are, alive and unbowed. I wonder, though – does it mean anything that they don’t appear on screen together?

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• Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family and kids. Her new book is “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character.”

Growing up, sorting through lost tchotchkes I have the remarkable ability to remember and recite most quotes I’ve heard. I can tell you a specific sentence from language arts class in middle school, or how exactly Tina Fey delivered her lines to the gym full of junior girls in “Mean Girls.” However, my mother will vehemently deny that I have the ability to remember what I hear because I don’t seem to ever remember her saying, “Courtney, clean your room.” I have the very stereotypical dirty teenage room. I have too many clothes, books and things I’ve picked up from garage sales, friends’ houses and church retreats. I have plenty of bookshelves and other organizational furniture, but after 18 years of collecting items, there’s too

A DAY IN COURT Courtney Phelan much stuff and not enough floor space, wall space and closet space. When I look at my schedule, I have a full summer of stuff left before I go off to school, and I know that I’ll barely have a minute to spare at the end of August. So, I’ve been spending my last couple of days cleaning up and cleaning out. I’m finally able to throw away or donate all of my cheap nail polish, brochures for schools I’m not going to and make-your-own jewelry kits. Plus, I’ve found plenty of permanently borrowed

books and sweatshirts and a lot of great stuff for my grad party. But in addition to finding things to give back or display at my grad party, I’ve had to start sorting important things into “bringing to college” and “leaving at home.” Do I need to bring all of these scarves right away in August? Will people make fun of me for bringing a couple of my old stuffed animals? Are these gift cards still good? Should this picture get displayed in my dorm room or just stay here in a box labeled “memories”? I’ve started packing up some things such as sweaters and shoes that I don’t need right now. Preparing a box full of my few still relevant high school papers made me

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snap to the realization that I know very little about what new subjects I’m taking. After organizing my DVDs and some new books, the mental crisis of what books I’m bringing has reached a breaking point. I’ve never moved before, and I won’t even know my roommate or dorm until Monday. I can’t buy my bed sheets or any cute organizers yet; what if our stuff clashes? Or what if we both bring three laundry baskets or five lamps or eight posters? There isn’t enough room in a dorm for all the stuff I want to bring, and there aren’t enough pages in this newspaper for all the worries I have. Cleaning out my room has brought me more than anxiety, though. A few pictures of

my friends and me from years ago and a nostalgic T-shirt I thought I lost have returned from the back of the closet. I have a new bulletin board of tchotchkes and memories, and my grandma is nearly done with a quilt of old T-shirts for me. Going through and throwing out my old stuff is hard, but I need to clear a lot of junk out of my life before I go away. I guess that’s just part of growing up.

• Courtney Phelan recently graduated from Geneva High School. She is an outgoing and energetic young writer who likes to swim, read and participate in general teenage activities. She can be contacted at editorial@kcchronicle. com.

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Quinn suspends lawmakers’ pay until pensions are fixed By JOHN McCORMICK and TIM JONES Bloomberg News Service CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn said he will suspend state lawmakers’ pay because they’ve failed to address the nation’s worst-funded pensions, escalating his feud with fellow Democrats in a state plagued by political gridlock. “This is an emergency,” he told reporters Wednesday, adding that such a “drastic measure” is needed to spur legislators. “The best way to do that is to hit them in the wallet.” State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, said it was good that Quinn was taking some action, saying “at least he is doing something to focus attention on the issue.” But Oberweis said, in a statement, that the move could backfire as no more than a populist stunt. “If a legislative pay freeze is upheld, there could be nothing more effective to get the players engaged and get this pension mess resolved,” Oberweis wrote in the statement. “However, the risk is that legislators might enact a plan that would do little to solve the problem in order to again start receiving their pay.” The amount to be withheld equals $13.8 million, said Brooke Anderson, Quinn’s communications director. The average state lawmaker is paid about $67,800 a year, she said. Lawmakers rebuffed Quinn by failing to act Tuesday during the latest special session he called to address almost $100 billion in unfunded liabilities – the third time in the past 11 months they’ve done so. The governor said he’s using his lineitem veto power in a budget bill to block the salaries. “This is the leverage that the taxpayers need in order to get this done,” Quinn said. “It’s time now for the legislature to legislate.” Republican Comptroller

Judy Baar Topinka said in a statement that she would ask for a legal review of the action before the next paychecks are to arrive Aug. 1. House Speaker Michael Madigan said he endorsed Quinn’s move, which included a request by the governor to have his own pay withheld until pension legislation is passed. “I understand his frustration,” he said in a statement. “I am hopeful his strategy works.” The inability to agree on a fix for the five systems resulted in Fitch Ratings cutting Illinois on June 3 to A-, the fourth-lowest investment grade. Moody’s Investors Service on June 6 dropped it to A3, equivalent to Fitch’s rank. Illinois and its localities pay the most to borrow relative to top-rated AAAs among 19 states tracked by Bloomberg. The state has the worst-funded government-employee plans based on a Moody’s formula released last month. Its net pension liabilities represent 241 percent of governmental revenue, according to the New York-based ratings company. Even though Illinois has the lowest credit grades among U.S. states from the three biggest rating companies, investors in the $3.7 trillion municipal market are demanding the smallest penalty on its debt in 29 months. The extra yield demanded to own general-obligation bonds from Illinois and its localities rather than topgrade munis dropped to 1.28 percentage points Tuesday, the narrowest spread since February 2011, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Illinois issuers still pay the most to borrow among the 19 states tracked by Bloomberg. Illinois’ most recent $1.3 billion bond sale included a portion maturing in July 2038 that was priced to yield 5.65 percent, Bloomberg data show. The interest rate fell

to 5 percent in trading today. The 0.65 percentage point drop compares with just a 0.04 percentage point decline over the same period in 25year AAA muni yields. The failure of Tuesday’s session to produce an agreement was foretold – conference committee members said a week earlier that they didn’t have time to develop an acceptable restructuring plan. In the few hours that lawmakers were in session, there was barely a mention of pensions. When there was, the talk was accompanied by finger-pointing. “The governor has been negligent in his duties, plain and simple,” said Democratic Rep. Jack Franks, adding that Quinn is “governing by press release.” Committee members complained that Quinn didn’t show up to testify at its last hearing, Monday. Barring another special session, lawmakers are not to return to Springfield until late October. The lack of action has spurred challenges to Quinn. Bill Daley, a former White House chief of staff and JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive, has filed papers to run for governor next year, setting up a fractious March 18 primary. The son and brother of two former Chicago mayors, Daley said Wednesday that Quinn failed on the pension issue. “This governor is long on press conferences and short on results,” he said in a news release. “This media sideshow doesn’t get things done.” Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the House speaker’s daughter, also is considering a run. Republican candidates include businessman Bruce Rauner, Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady.

• The Kane County Chronicle contributed to this report.

8LOCAL BRIEF Healing Gardens has set up next opening date ST. CHARLES – Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens at Stone Hill Farm in St. Charles, announced its next opening date will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles. The admission cost is $5 a person and $10 a family. Those interested may call for discounted group rates. Cancer survivors are always admitted free. Donations of time or money for upkeep are welcome. Healing Gardens is cultivated and hosted by Deborah Marqui owner of Stone Hill Farm with her husband, Buzz Marqui. Healing Gardens announces

the completion of a children’s garden. Bring children or grandchildren to play in the dirt box, plant a seed or a “rock” flower garden, swing from the trees, explore special plants in a children’s flower garden or play in the forest cottage. The opening will offer an optional outdoor yoga class, “Yoga in the Garden,” taught by Nancy May from 1 to 2 p.m. Visit www.yogafromtheheart. org or call 815-319-3500 to register. Beginning in July, for a small donation, visitors can pick their own bouquet of flowers. For information on Healing Gardens, call 630-377-1846 or visit – Kane County Chronicle


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O’ Sole Mio serves authentic Italian experience By NICOLE WESKERNA BATAVIA – An owner of O’ Sole Mio in Batavia said when customers stop in, they can expect to have as close to an authentic Italian experience as possible. Tory and Andrea Chiappelli, who live in Batavia, own the new cafe, bar and gelato shop on River Street with their partner, Tony Natale. The shop opened in late March, and Tory Chiappelli said they’ve gone through quite a bit of gelato since. “We have been making 12 to 18 pans a day. ... The pans are five liters each,” she said. “We didn’t have any idea that the gelato would go that fast.” Tory Chiappelli, who learned the art of gelato making from the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy, said making gelato is her creative outlet. “Our goal was to bring the Italian experience to America,” she said. While they serve the more traditional flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla and pistachio, they also have a case of gelato dedicated to the more experimental flavors, such as one flavored with Fruity Pebbles cereal. “Every time I go to the grocery store, I see something and say, that would be good in gelato,” Tory Chiappelli said. “My goal is to continue making new stuff so every time you come in here, there’s something new to discover.” All of the gelato is freshly homemade on site in the “Gelato Lab.” The difference between gelato and ice cream is that gelato is made with milk, and ice cream is made with cream, Tory Chiappelli said. It’s not fluffy like ice cream, she said, and the flavors hit the palette a little harder than ice cream. Thirty-six flavors are always

Know more O’ Sole Mio, 27 N. River St., Batavia, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 630454-4536 or visit www

on display, and 12 of those flavors are dairy free. Some of those flavors include sorbetto, or fruitbased flavors, which come in options such as pear, blackberry, strawberry and lime. All flavors are gluten free, except for the flavors in which an ingredient with gluten is added, such as birthday cake or cookie dough. Some flavors, such as the margarita, are infused with alcohol. Tory Chiappelli said they decided to open the shop in Batavia because that’s where they live, and also because there aren’t many other places in the area to buy authentic Italian gelato. She said she’s in the process of making cakes using semifreddo, which she said is a cross between mousse and gelato. She said she hopes to start offering classes on how to make gelato. But gelato isn’t the only category on the menu. The shop also offers a full bar, cafe and food menu. Andrea Chiappelli comes from a city in northern Italy called Modena, which is known for its stuffed pastas, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. O’ Sole Mio offers a food menu with

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Experimental flavors of gelato wait to be tried at O’ Sole Mio in downtown Batavia. Patrons can choose from new selections, including cotton candy, gummi bear or Rice Krispies. salads, pastas and sandwiches from that area of northern Italy. Because gelato can be viewed as a seasonal treat, the owners decided to add a full bar and lighter dishes so customers can enjoy the restaurant year-round, whether they want gelato or not. O’ Sole Mio has a 2,000-squarefoot outdoor patio space and also has a front room with fireplace. Tory Chiappelli said they have live music on the weekends, too. Tory Chiappelli said while they offer lighter fare and the cafe, their goal is not to compete with local restaurants, but rather to complement them. She said O’ Sole Mio is a place to stop and have lunch, or stop and have a martini and an appetizer before going out for dinner. It’s also a place to grab some dessert after a meal. “We’re trying to really be different,” she said.

Graham Henderson of Batavia enjoys a bowl of amarena gelato July 6 at O’ Sole Mio in downtown Batavia. O’ Sole Mio features different types of gelato, including experimental flavors like cotton candy, fruity flavors like mango, and traditional gelato flavors like amaretto or vanilla.


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WHEN: Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14 WHERE: The Riverwalk on North Island Avenue and Houston Street in downtown Batavia COST/INFO: Batavia’s Windmill City Festival will feature the Tour Edge Golf Challenge, an ice-creameating contest, a Wifleball Home Run Derby, craft show, lea market, carnival, food booths, beer garden, live music, a pet parade and the Windmill Whirl 5K run. Admission is free. For information, visit


WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14 WHERE: Healing Gardens, 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles COST/INFO: Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens at Stone Hill Farm in St. Charles will open Sunday, July 14. The admission cost is $5 a person and $10 a family. Those interested may call for discounted group rates. Cancer survivors will be admitted for free. Donations are welcome. The opening will offer an optional outdoor yoga class, “Yoga in the Garden,” taught by Nancy May from 1 to 2 p.m. Visit or call 815-319-3500 to register. For information, call 630-377-1846 or visit www.healinggardens

SUMMER SHOW WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, July 12 WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St.,



WHERE: Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva COST/INFO: The Fox Valley Astronomical Society will host a free Public Star Party. The evening will begin with a short presentation in the Orientation Barn titled “Saturn – The Ringed Wonder.” Then participants will head outside to see the moon, Saturn, Venus, and the Butterly Cluster through the members’ telescopes. Participants may bring their own. For information, including a map to Peck Farm Park, visit


Batavia COST/INFO: Water Street Studios in Batavia will showcase its 2013 Summer Show. The Best of Show will be announced at 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery by guest juror Staci Boris, chief curator at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Along with the show in the Main Gallery, this event will feature two additional shows. The Kane County Chronicle Gallery will host “Art Town,” featuring work from students in the Water Street Studios Art Flow program. For information about the Summer Show, visit or call 630-7619977. photo



service begins at 7 p.m. with curtain at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13 WHERE: Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: Steel Beam Theatre will present Sam Shepard’s one-act play “Icarus’s Mother” for one weekend only as a special event. The play is about a picnic, so the audience will “picnic” on food donated by Noodles and Company and The Spice House in Geneva, with complimentary beer and wine included. Tickets for the fundraising event cost $45 a person and may be bought at www.SteelBeamTheatre .com or by phone at 630-9450052.

Geneva to host Classic Cars Under the Stars PLANIT KANE GENEVA – Geneva’s Classic Cars Under the Stars event will kick off the summer season from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the old courthouse parking lot on the corner of James and Fourth streets in Geneva. The car show will run every Thursday evening in July and August. Dozens of classic cars, including muscle and rare cars, motorcycles and trucks will be showcased. There also will be live entertainment, food and more. For information, visit Geneva’s Classic Cars Under the Stars event will kick off the or mer season from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the old courthouse parking lot on the corner of James and Fourth streets in Geneva. call 630-232-6060.

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Wine maker spotlight Wine Lovers Weekend and the Taste of Galena are so successful, committee members from each decided to collaborate on a new event. The result is the Galena Food and Wine Festival. “We are excited to be working with the Wine Lovers’ Weekend Committee to launch this new event,” ARC Taste of Galena spokeswoman Sarah Peterson said. “It won’t replace the ARC Taste of Galena we hold in February, but rather it will be a nice compliment featuring 12 area restaurants.” Tim Althaus, the president of event sponsor Family Beer and Liquor, will select more than 150 wines for the event. Althaus also compiles the wine list for the Grand Tastings at Wine Lover’s Weekend, and I trust he will again

UNCORKED James Nokes compile a diverse selection of fine wines. With the amazing smoked barbecue meats of Chef Ivo’s Place and classic Italian fare from Fried Green Tomatoes amongst the restaurants participating, the culinary offerings at the Galena Food and Wine Festival should be as stunning as the wines. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Galena Arts and Recreation Center, which serves as a local community center that hosts programs for artists, children, families and seniors. Live music, a silent auction and raffle also will be part of the event. “There is no park district in Galena, but there is the ARC, which has day care, preschool, fitness programs and other events for all members of the community,” event spokeswoman Janelle Keeffer said.

Where to go The Galena Food and Wine Festival will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive, Galena. Tickets cost $50 and may be bought online at www .galenafoodandwinefestival. com. Because Wine Lovers Weekend regularly sells out, and while this is the first installment of the Food and Wine Festival, my advice is to get your tickets early for a chance to experience the collection of epicurean delights.

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

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Cars line up for a previous Classic Cars Under the Stars event in Geneva.

A walk down through downtown Galena feels like time has stood still. The quaint buildings, old fashioned candy stores and retro street lights build a beautiful sense of nostalgia. Nestled amidst the scenery that inspires a thriving community of artists, however, is a collection of restaurants and chefs that are fully skilled to deliver the finest cuisine in a picturesque setting. This fall, the inaugural Galena Food and Wine Festival will combine the culinary skills the talented chefs have honed, as well as a collection of fine wines.

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Adkins leads country lineup at RiverEdge Park concert PLANIT KANE

Wednesday and Friday Evenings in downtown St. Charles AURORA – Trace Adkins, Aaron Lewis, Blackberry Smoke and Drake White will take the RiverEdge Park outdoor theater’s main stage Saturday, July 13, as part of Trace Adkins Country Lineup. Gates open at 2 p.m. with Drake White opening at 4 p.m. Blackberry Smoke will perform at 5:30 p.m.; Aaron Lewis will perform at 7 p.m.; and Trace Adkins will perform at 8:30 p.m. Drake White, who has a Kid Rock country sound, will perform songs from his singles list, including “The Simple Life.” Blackberry Smoke is comprised of five friends who play southern country rock reminiscent of Lynyrd Skynyrd, with a hint of twang. The group’s singles include “Good One Comin’ On” and “Pretty Little Lie.” The band has opened for Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Aaron Lewis from the rock group Staind, is leaving his mark on the country world with songs such as “Country Boy,” “Forever” and “Endless Summer.” Headliner Trace Adkins has produced hits such as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Just Fishin’.” Adkins has more than 20 singles on the Billboard Country Music charts. He has most recently appeared on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars” playing for the American Red Cross, which helped him af-

Friday, July 12 Carl King, Blue Goose Market, 5-6 p.m. Soft Shoe Shufflers, 1st Street Plaza, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dan Alcantara; Dolce Bakery, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Magic of Arman, Kimmer’s Ice Cream, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 Jackal of Juggling, First Street Plaza, 5-6 p.m. Misty River Music Makers, 1st Street Plaza, 7-8 p.m.

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ter he lost his home to a fire in 2011. Tickets cost $50 for preferred general admission bench seating and $35 for gen-

eral admission. For tickets, visit www.riveredgeaurora .com or call 630-896-6666. RiverEdge Park is at 360 N. Broadway St. in Aurora.

Library hosting ‘Imagination’ art show PLANIT KANE ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library will host “Imagination, the St Charles School District 303 Student Art Show” through Wednesday, July 31. The show features artwork created by elementary

through high school students, including drawings, paintings, weavings, photographs, sculptures and digital media. The gallery-worthy art will be displayed in the Huntley Meeting Room, the Net.Gallery and both lobby display cases. The library is at 1 S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles. Funding for the matting

and framing of the K-8 artwork is sponsored by the elementary and middle school parent teacher organizations. An open house showcasing the student artists will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in the Huntley meeting room. For information, call 630584-0076, ext. 240.



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Local golfers ind it a tough go at the IJGA-CDGA Junior Amateur on Wednesday at Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva. PAGE 25

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St. Charles East football players take a break during Wednesday’s 7-on-7 scrimmage against East Aurora at St. Charles East High School.


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St. Charles East quarterback Jimmy Mitchell passes during Wednesday’s 7-on-7 scrimmage against East Aurora at St. Charles East High School.

Saints taking lessons in stride By JAY SCHWAB ST. CHARLES – It was a classic summer football moment, especially for an incoming junior learning to navigate the varsity ropes. St. Charles East receiver Morgan Flanigan was feeling pretty good about himself, not long after snagging catches on successive plays – one for a touchdown – during Wednesday night’s 7-on-7 scrimmage against East Aurora. But after running the wrong route on a subsequent snap, the warm-and-fuzzy vibes abruptly evaporated as Flanigan caught a rebuke from assistant coach Shaun Ratay. “That’s just repetition,” Flanigan said. “I saw something, but I didn’t voice it to the quarterback. That’s just something I’ve got to start learning to do.” No sweat, in Saints coach Mike Fields’ view. Such teachable moments are precisely what events like Wednesday’s low-key scrimmage are for.

Coaches on both teams interrupted play to make their points, which Fields said is the way he thinks 7-on-7s ought to operate. Fields said he only likes scheduling 7-on7s with other programs that share that philosophy. “The approach that you can have at a 7-on-7 and I’ve seen over the years, is you’re either real competitive and you want to win and keep score, or you coach it,” Fields said. “We coach. We want to coach the kids and we want them to understand, here’s your responsibility. “If you know it, great, let’s execute it, let’s get good at it. And if you don’t know it, why don’t you know it? This is what you’re supposed to do. We coach them.” Flanigan, looking for opportunities in a receiving corps led by Division I prospect Brannon Barry, earned kudos from the sidelines after a slick move resulted in his TD reception from quarterback Mitch Dupuis. Like Flanigan, Dupuis is trying to catch

More online Log on to preps for a video of St. Charles East junior Matt Dorsey discussing the Saints’ summer preparations for the 2013 season. the attention of the Saints’ coaching staff as East senior Jimmy Mitchell is a returning starter at quarterback. “The corner, he was playing up on me, and when he’s playing up on me, I like to go deep because I think I can beat him,” Flanigan said. “So when I saw that, I got pretty excited.” East’s defense, too, looked sharp at times, as it attempts to retool in the aftermath of heart-and-soul linebacker Joe Hoscheit’s graduation. Junior cornerback Matt Dorsey had a nice break-up on one Tomcats deep ball, and said 7-on-7 competitions are crucial for the defense. “Our offense is pretty much run-based so it’s good to have these guys come out so we can get a lot of reps in

when they’re throwing deep balls, just getting used to the routes they’re running so we can get used to what we’re going to see during the regular season,” Dorsey said. The Saints have two more weeks of summer camp scheduled before taking a break leading up to official, preseason practice next month. East opens the season a day later then most area teams, Aug. 31 at South Elgin. Wednesday night’s scrimmage might have been therapeutic for the Saints, who have endured an emotional week. Many of the players have grieved alongside teammate Mitch Munroe, whose father, Scott, died Friday from cancer at age 53. Fields said football has been a distant afterthought for the Saints lately. “That’s a life lesson,” Fields said. “That has made them bond that much more. “They’re a great group of kids to be around, and they’re a lot of fun to coach. I think they’re going to do good things.”

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ACC’s Justin Prince, Kaneland’s Yonkovich lead local contingent By DENNIS D. JACOBS

Matt Yonkovich Kaneland golfer said. “I just lost a couple bad holes – just one or two holes. I played about 16 good holes today.” King double-bogeyed a pair of par-4 holes – No. 7 and No. 10. His best hole was a birdie 4 on No. 17. There’s a four-way tie atop the girls’ leaderboard. Selina Zeng, Hanna Netisingha, Kelly Anderson, and Amber Guiao all finished at 77. “It’s a really nice course,” said Anderson, who will be a junior at Wheaton Warrenville South. “There’s a lot of hills, so you have to play smart. The smarter you play, the lower you go.” The best local result on the first day was turned in by Kate Lillie of St. Charles. She fired an 82, which has her tied for 15th place. “I ended up being 1-over on the front and then I got into some trouble on the back, which did not help my score,” Lillie said. “Some putts that should have fallen [didn’t].” Lillie, just a freshman this fall at St. Charles North, said she’s pleased with how her summer is progressing. “It’s been going really well,” she said. “I’ve been having some really good tournament scores and I’ve been doing a lot better than last year. … I feel like this summer is probably the best summer that I’ve had.” Carly Hudon of St. Charles shot an 87 and is tied for 23rd. Today is the final day of the girls’ competition.

sacrifice fly knocked home Mike Lang while Brito added a run-scoring base hit to draw Andrew Velasquez to score. Flores cracked a two-run single to center, knocking in Almadova and Brito. Enrique Garcia and Kyle Schepel combined for the final six outs out of the South Bend bullpen. The Cougars and Silver Hawks play the second of their three-game set at 6:05 p.m. today at Coveleski Stadium. Lefty Brian Smith (23) pitches for the Cougars against right-hander Jesse Darrah (8-5). The Cougars return to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, when they host the Great Lakes Loons.

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GENEVA – There were plenty of low scores turned in Tuesday in the first round of the IJGA-CDGA Junior Amateur at Mill Creek Golf Club, but for the most part local golfers struggled to keep pace with their out-of-town competition. Five boys finished at or below par on the par-71 course. A pair of Chicago golfers – Kyle Donovan and Knox Montgomery – were tied for first at 1-under par. Justin Prince of Aurora, who will be a senior this fall at Aurora Central Catholic, fired a 74, which has him tied for 17th place. He’s two strokes ahead Matt of Matt Yon- Yonkovich kovich of Sugar Grove, who will be a senior at Kaneland. “I felt good,” Yonkovich said. “I lost a couple balls off the tee, which brought me down a couple strokes. Putting was good again, as always, and I hit a lot of greens and fairways.” Yonkovich finished his round on a high note, with a birdie on the par-4 18th hole. “It was good to finish with a birdie,” he said. “It got the weight off my shoulders. I’ll come back tomorrow with a good attitude and have a better score.” Yonkovich might have to do a little better to make the cut for Friday’s final round. The field will be trimmed to the top 30 golfers plus ties, and Yonkovich is tied for 29th place after the first round. Another local golfer with a shot at making the cut is Gary King of St. Charles. The juniorto-be at St. Charles East carded a 78. “I played really well,” King

“It was good to finish with a birdie. It got the weight off my shoulders. I’ll come back tomorrow with a good attitude and have a better score.”

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An early lead for the Kane County Cougars quickly faded into a 7-2 defeat to the South Bend Silver Hawks on Wednesday night at Coveleski Stadium. Albert Almora reached in the top of the first on a one-out single against starter Brandon Sinnery (6-4). Two batters later, Jeimer Candelario smacked a two-run homer to right putting the Cougars (3450, 4-14) on top. Felix Pena (23) couldn’t hold on to the lead as the Silver Hawks (56-33, 12-8) evened the score in the bottom of the first. Socrates Brito singled with two outs and scored on a base hit by Brandon Drury. Drury came home with the ty-

ing run on a single from Rudy Flores. In the fourth, the Silver Hawks grabbed their first lead as Breland Almadova walked and advanced to third on a Brito double before another Drury single made it 3-2. Pena lasted six innings and surrendered just the three runs. Sinnery was better as the game went on. He blanked the Cougars through the seventh and retired the last nine batters he faced after an Almora double began the fifth. Dillon Maples replaced Pena in the seventh as the Silver Hawks pulled away. Consecutive singles and a passed ball contributed to runners on the corners. Fidel Pena’s

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Better pitching needed

In the

Cougars’ Den

A closer look at the Cougars Who’s hot Shortstop Marco Hernandez entered Wednesday’s series opener at South Bend batting .314 (11 for 35) in his past 10 starts.

Who’s not Since closing June going 4 for 7, outfielder Reggie Golden has just one hit in 18 at-bats this month, a .056 average.

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The Cougars’ Jose Rosario pitches during Saturday’s game against Quad Cities at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.

Shuffle of players not helping Cougars in second half GENEVA – A revolving door of roster moves greeted the Cougars’ clubhouse during the recent Midwest League All-Star break. While much of the position player talent from the parent Cubs’ organization remains intact, the pitching staff has absorbed the biggest hits, increasing the challenge of improving a unit that is 15th in the 16-team Midwest League with a 4.51 team ERA. “We’re building on a bunch of our failures. We’re building on some success,” pitching coach Ron Villone said. “But we’ve got to get better at understanding what inside the game is.” Though he wasn’t tabbed as one of the Cougars’ six All-Stars, righty Pierce Johnson arguably showed the best aptitude for conquering the learning curve of his first full professional season. A first-round sandwich pick of the Cubs in 2012, Johnson was 5-5 with a 3.10 ERA when the Cubs promoted him to Advanced-A Daytona during the break. Couple Johnson’s departure with that of All-Star left-handed reliever Jeffry Antigua (Triple-A Iowa) and the

VIEWS Kevin Druley second-half struggles of All-Stars Tayler Scott (0-2, 6.00), and Nathan Dorris (1-1, 4.91) and the rest of the staff senses added urgency. That’s where the risk of pressing comes in. “Our talent is only going to get us so far,” Villone said. “You’ve got to progress by paying attention, learning hitters, understanding what your strengths and weaknesses are. Not just saying, ‘All right, I’ve got a great arm and talent, you know’. For most [guys] being their first year, it’s a little bit hard. It takes a little time to get their feet wet. But now that their feet are wet, I expect a lot more out of them.” Newcomers Sheldon McDonald and Michael Hamann have proved solid solutions since joining the club in recent weeks. McDonald, a situational lefty, entered Wednesday’s series open-

er at South Bend unscored upon in four appearances covering 10 innings after being demoted from Daytona. Hamann, injured while playing with several of his current teammates with Short-A Boise last season, has contributed 2⅓ scoreless innings in two games. He’s familiar with the players in the clubhouse and knows he’s not the only one who can produce. “The makeup of the pitching staff is good,” Hamann said. “It seems like everybody’s attacking hitters early, pounding the zone, throwing strikes and affording the team an opportunity to go out there and win every day.” The Cougars are 13-16 in one-run games, so there’s some backbone to that claim. As the team works to play its way back in to the hunt for a second-half playoff spot, however, that’s another attribute the team wants to turn around.

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

The Cougars should feel fortunate to miss South Bend left-hander Daniel Watts during the first leg of a six-game Eastern Division road trip. A 32nd-round pick of the parent Arizona Diamondbacks out of Jacksonville State (Ala.) in 2012, Watts leads the Midwest League in wins (10) and innings (101 ⅓) while compiling a 3.38 ERA in 16 starts. He limited Dayton to three hits and one run in 7⅔ innings Monday.

Noteworthy Four players who either opened the season or spent time with the Cougars started for Advanced-A Daytona on Monday when Cubs farmhand Matt Loosen pitched a no-hitter against Dunedin: Yaniel Cabezas (catcher), Wes Darvill (second base), Pin-Chieh Chen (left field) and Bijan Rademacher (right field). ...The Midwest League’s aggregate Independence Day attendance of 68,243 fans over eight games last week was nearly 12,000 more than the previous record, set in 2010. ... Lefty Michael Heesch, a Prairie Ridge product whose family now resides in Bartlett, leads the Cougars with eight “quality starts.” ... The Cougars are 21-16 when scoring first this season.

– Kevin Druley,



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Former Kaneland student signs with Swedish team Bill Sweatt, a former Kaneland student and Elburn resident, signed a one-year deal with Brynäs IF of the SHL (formerly the Swedish Elite League) on Tuesday. He played 71 games for the

NIU kicker Sims on Lou Groza Award watch list DeKALB – Northern Illinois senior Mathew Sims is one of 30 players on the watch list for the Lou Groza Award, which goes to the nation’s top kicker. Sims went 15 of 19 on field goals last year. For the second consecutive season, he came up big in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game, connecting on a 40-yarder in the first overtime of the Huskies double-overtime victory. Sims is the third Huskie to be named to one of the preseason watch lists. Quarterback Jordan Lynch and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis are on the Hornung Award list (most versatile player), while Lynch is on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is given to the nation’s most outstanding player as voted on by media, coaches and members of the Maxwell Football Club. – Shaw Media

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WHEATON – St. Charles North graduate Ankur Shah threw 5⅓ innings of shutout ball and St. Charles East graduate Nick Huskisson, a fellow lefthander, did the rest in relief as St. Charles Post 342 defeated Elgin Post 57 on Wednesday night, 7-0. Shah allowed seven hits and five walks and struck out seven. Post 342 coach Dale Wilderspin said Shah worked out of some difficult jams nicely. “Even though he got in some tight spots, he was able to wiggle off the hook by throwing some great pitches when he had to,” Wilderspin said. Offensively, Jack Dennis (St. Charles North) had two doubles and two RBIs and Mitch Endriukaitis (Geneva) also had two hits and two RBIs for Post 342. Post 342 (19-7-1) plays its final conference game tonight at St. Charles East against Lake in the Hills. – Kane County Chronicle

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With grinding schedule, more and more major leaguers consuming energy drinks By JAMES WAGNER The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Over the course of a six-month season, Tyler Clippard has to be ready nearly every game for the bullpen phone to ring and the voice on the other end to call his name. One night, the Washington Nationals reliever and his teammates could be packing up their belongings at 11 a.m. in Denver, and by 3 p.m. the next day they’re walking into the visiting clubhouse in Cleveland. So around the fourth inning of most games, Clippard will reach for a Red Bull or 5-Hour Energy shot. “Just to kinda make sure I’m not falling asleep out there in the bullpen,” said Clippard, 28. “Just to make sure I’m up and attentive.” Since Major League Baseball banned amphetamines in 2005, baseball players have noticed an increase in the consumption of energy drinks, which are also a fast-growing portion of the beverage industry. It’s like drinking coffee at your cubicle to provide a boost on another long day at the office, just far stronger, and it can help offset the rigors of a relentless schedule. But it’s not a practice all teams condone. The jump in usage – and dependency – has caught the attention of team and league medical officials. The Washington Post emailed all 30 major league teams about their policy toward energy drinks. Of the 16 teams that responded, none said it banned the caffeine-loaded beverages. Five teams said they do not provide them to players despite the fact that the drinks are legal products and that some meet league standards governing supplements. A few teams, including the Nationals, declined to comment. Each winter, MLB medical officials remind team doctors, trainers and strength coaches of the dangers of energy drinks. “If you’re having one, it’s not a big deal,” said Gary Green, MLB’s medical director.

“But there are so many things these days that contain stimulants, and my concern is when they start to get combined. That would be a worry. If someone is drinking coffee and then they’re having caffeinated sodas and then they’re using energy drinks and other things, it concerns me. A lot of the problems are dose-dependent.” And especially around this hot and humid time of the season, high caffeine intake can lead to dehydration, which can put players at a higher risk of muscle cramping, strains or heat-related illnesses. In 2009, Houston Astros reliever Wesley Wright landed in the hospital after reportedly drinking several energy drinks and soft drinks before a game, which led the team to stop providing them for players. While none of the 16 teams that replied to the email said they ban energy drinks, they don’t exactly encourage their use. The Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles and Colorado Rockies said they do not provide energy drinks to the players. The Diamondbacks “discourage” any use of energy drinks, a team spokesman said, while a Rockies spokesman said the club encourages “a multifaceted recovery approach to lessen fatigue and the reliance on caffeinated products.” An average eight-ounce serving of coffee contains 100 milligrams of caffeine, an 8.4-ounce can of Red Bull contains 83 milligrams and a 5-Hour Energy shot has 215 milligrams, according to a Consumer Reports study. The American Beverage Association, which represents several companies in the nonalcoholic beverage industry, including Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar, preaches moderation for energy drinks. “Most energy drinks actually contain significantly less caffeine than a similarly-sized coffeehouse coffee,” an ABA spokeswoman said in an email.

“Moreover, caffeine has been safely consumed – in a variety of foods and beverages – around the world for hundreds of years. When it comes to professional athletes, perhaps the most important thing is that they stay hydrated, and our industry provides many options for them to do so.” Representatives for 5-Hour Energy, which is not represented by the ABA, did not respond to requests seeking comment. At least six teams only provide drinks that are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, such as Red Bull. 5-Hour Energy is not NSF-certified and is “strongly discouraged” by the New York Yankees for their players, according to a team spokesman. The lack of the NSF certification, which is paid for by the drinks companies, doesn’t necessarily mean a drink contains MLB-banned substances. Even some teams that provide energy drinks, such as the White Sox, are cautious.

“Our training staff encourages a ‘food-first’ approach for players regarding energy, and we do stress moderation,” a team spokesman said. The New York Mets “monitor but don’t ban,” according to a team spokesman. Denard Span, 29, the Nationals’ everyday center fielder, drinks a 5-Hour Energy or Red Bull about 15 minutes before a game to give him “an extra boost.” “When I feel sluggish, not every day,” he said. “I don’t think it’s good to drink caffeine every day, especially early on. When it’s toward the end of the season, probably drink a little more.” Some research has shown that caffeine in low doses can boost performance, Green said. In 2004, caffeine was dropped from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list and is now on a list of monitored substances. The NCAA doesn’t allow schools to provide athletes

with energy drinks and bans caffeine consumption in high doses. “We always look at that and consider” banning energy drinks, Green said. “But at this point we probably would not ban that, because it’s a legal substance right now.” At the heart of baseball players’ usage of energy drinks is the schedule. No other professional sport has such a grinding itinerary. The NFL plays 16 games over four months, the NBA schedules 82 games over 5½ months, the NHL plays 82 games over 7½ months and MLS spreads 34 games out over eight months. None plays as many games a week as professional baseball, and there are side effects. A February study by University of Vanderbilt researchers found that players were more likely to swing at pitches outside the strike zone in September than in April, a trend attributed to fatigue that had worsened since the 2005 amphetamine ban.

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Guillermo del Toro talks ‘Pacific Rim’

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By ED SYMKUS More Content Now Filmmakers don’t get much busier than Guillermo del Toro. The native Mexican who now calls L.A. his home gained notice with his first feature “Cronos” – an odd little horror film about eternal life – two decades ago. Some ups and downs followed, but he found major success with the much odder (and funnier) “Hellboy” and its sequel, and cemented his reputation as a true artist with the haunting “Pan’s Labyrinth.” In between those films, he’s also been an in-demand producer (“Puss in Boots,” “Rise of the Guardians”). But the longtime devoted fan of old Japanese monster movies has had the massive sci-fi epic “Pacific Rim” kicking around in his head for years. He recently spoke about his resulting tale of the battles between giant Jaegers (human-controlled robots) and huge Kaiju (Godzilla-like sea creatures).

Ed Symkus: Did you design all of the Kaiju? Guillermo del Toro: When we started to flesh out the script [screenwriter] Travis Beacham came to my house, and I locked him in my man cave. In my garage I have a design room that accommodates eight to 10 artists. I was in another room, writing part of what Travis and I were co-writing. Every day, five or six times a day, I would give Travis what I’d written, and he gave me what he’d written. I would go check on the artists, and we designed every Kaiju, and every Jaeger, in my garage.

ES: The film’s visual effects are amazing. What sorts of technology did you use? GT: I’ve been doing special effects since I was a kid. I did them professionally for over a decade. I’m familiar with and comfortable with every tool. I can use the latest or I can use the oldest technique. The misconception is that there are good ones and bad ones. I think digital effects are as great and valid as any of the others. But the tragedy is to use them as a shortcut creatively. The solution does not have to be a visual effect. We used miniatures; we used incredibly elaborate physical

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effects. For instance, a street in the film was rigged with hydraulics. The whole street – the pavement, the walls, the lampposts, the cars, the sidewalk – everything. So, every time the Kaiju took a step, the whole street jumped. The easiest thing is to just shake the camera and put in a digital effect. You just have to not be lazy. We built a hundred physical sets in this movie. Normally in a movie like this, they don’t build; they just use digital. But I think that doesn’t inform your actors. Your actors end up saying, “What am I looking at? What am I supposed to feel about this place?”

ES: You’ve often spoken about being fascinated by Japanese monster movies when you were growing up. Do you have a favorite? GT: I know them all. I live in a house that has one section entirely dedicated

to Kaiju. But my favorite movies are two that are not the most famous ones: “Frankenstein Conquers the World” and “The War of the Gargantuas.” They have a lot of pathos, and they made me weep. When the creature in “Frankenstein” is in love with the girl, I’m going, “Awwwww, I wish she paid attention to him.” But my favorite Kaiju is Pigman in “Ultraman.” He’s a very moving, sort of sad little Kaiju.

ES: As a child or even now as an adult, which monster have you feared the most? GT: I fear politicians. I think the worst monsters in the world have nice suits. I don’t fear monsters. Well, the only monsters I kind of fear, because I think of myself as a mortal, are zombies. I dream of zombies chasing me. Also sharks. I find myself edible (laughs).

• “Pacific Rim” opens on July 12.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips In light of your long relationship, I don’t think it would be offensive to tell her you have noticed a change in her and you miss the person she used to be. Consider sharing your observation with Susan’s husband, in case her lack of sharpness could be the result of another medication she’s using or a neurological problem. Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for one year. Yesterday I put all the pieces together and realized he’s been cheating on me. I called the other woman, and after she regained her composure and heard she is a mistress, she told me everything. She gave me the answers I desperately needed, and I am thankful for her honesty and – surprisingly – her

compassion. Now I need to move forward. He says he’s going to counseling, which is something I have been begging him to do since I had a miscarriage last summer. Will he change? Or should I continue to pack the house and move on? – Crushed In Chicago Dear Crushed: Much depends upon the reason your husband started cheating. If it was a way to avoid experiencing the pain of the loss of the baby, it’s possible that with counseling the two of you can get beyond this. I suggest you ask to be included in one or more of the counseling sessions. If he agrees, at least you will know he is seeing a therapist. If not, you will have to decide whether you have had enough loss in one year to last you a lifetime, and whether you still have a future together. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Kegel exercises can help manage urinary incontinence Dear Doctor K: I have urinary incontinence that started after I was treated for prostate cancer. What can I do? Dear Reader: The involuntary leakage of urine, urinary incontinence, unfortunately is a common – and aggravating – side effect of prostate cancer treatment. In some cases, incontinence improves on its own. If it doesn’t, there are several options for treating, or at least managing, the problem. Three main types of urinary incontinence may develop after prostate cancer treatment. If you have stress incontinence, you leak small amounts of urine when you cough, sneeze, exercise or put pressure on your bladder. Kegel exercises may help strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor. This allows you to delay urinating until you reach a toilet. You may have thought that Kegel exercises were something only women do. In fact, the muscles that are strengthened with Kegel exercises are the same in both sexes. (I’ve put a description of how to perform Kegel exercises on my website, If your stress incontinence

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff resulted from having your prostate gland removed, bulking agents can help. A physician injects a substance, usually collagen, into the area once occupied by your prostate. This supports your urethra so you don’t lose urine as easily. Urge incontinence occurs when your bladder suddenly contracts and expels urine. You get an urge to urinate even though you know you emptied your bladder not long before. You urinate, and then get the urge again a half-hour later. Urge incontinence often comes in waves. It may not bother you all morning, for example, but it becomes insistent midafternoon. In the course of a few hours you may feel the urge four or five times. Bladder retraining helps by increasing the amount of urine your bladder can hold. In this technique you suppress your urge and gradually prolong the time between trips to the toilet. This really works, but now and then there’s a crisis. You’ve ignored the urge, and ignored it again, and suddenly you’re pretty sure you aren’t going to hold it and need to

dash to the bathroom. The trick is to know when your bladder is at its limit and go to the bathroom just before you have to make that mad dash. Prescription medications, particularly oxybutynin (Ditropan), tolterodine (Detrol) and some antidepressants, can be effective. The antidepressants aren’t treating depression: They calm the sensations that come from your bladder. Overflow incontinence results when your bladder cannot empty completely. As a result, urine dribbles out. Alpha blocker drugs help to more fully empty the bladder. Even if your incontinence can’t be cured, it can be managed. Absorbent underwear and highly absorbent disposable pads can be worn with everyday clothing. A condom-like device can be fitted over your penis and connected to a drainage bag. Coping with incontinence can be frustrating, but with time and patience, you should be able to find an option that works. If your incontinence is severe, you may need to consider surgery.

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m not very popular at school. First of all, I don’t believe that I’m attractive because I’m overweight and I have a poor complexion. But I am an excellent student. Even though I’m 15, I have never had a date, and I don’t see myself getting one for a long time. Sherry is my best and only friend. She is semi-popular and has had boyfriends. I talk with her at school, and we see each other once in a while after school. Lately, she has been treating me like an enemy rather than a friend. She calls me “zit face,” “fatso” and “nerd” when she talks with me. She keeps telling me that I will be an “old maid” all of my life because no guy would ever want to get close to me. Every time I talk with her, I really feel depressed. I feel like telling her to get lost, but she is the only “friend” that I have. At least she is better than no friend at all. What should I do? My mother doesn’t like her and is telling me to stop talking with her. – Nameless, Evansville, Ind. Dear Nameless: Sherry’s own insecurities are causing her to turn on you and may reflect how she really feels about herself. Believe me, your mother is right. With “friends” like this, who needs enemies? It’s time for you and Sherry to part ways before she completely undermines your confidence and selfesteem. You can turn your life around. You need only resolve to do so, and step one is to celebrate your strengths. You are an excellent student. Congratulations! Be proud of yourself.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Next, be aware that your complexion can be improved. Have your parents set up an appointment with a dermatologist for consultation. At the same time, you can embark on a program of exercise and sensible eating and begin eliminating that excess weight. With these two steps, your self-image will begin to improve immensely. Now let’s work on those feelings of isolation and friendlessness. There’s only one way to start making friends: Get involved! It doesn’t matter so much what or how, but school activities are readily available and are waiting for your participation. When school starts in September, go to the football games, help with the yearbook or school newspaper. Joining a club or two that dovetails with your interests is ideal because you’ll meet students who have similar interests. Contact me again in a couple of months and let me know of your progress. Dr. Wallace: I have many questions regarding sexually transmitted diseases. It would take three or four of your columns to supply me with all the information I need. Is there another source of information for me? – Nameless, Reno, Nev. Dear Nameless: Call the toll-free National Sexually-Transmitted Disease Hotline at 800227-8922. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@


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Dear Abby: Legal marijuana is making my best friend stupid, boring and insipid. “Susan” and I are in our 50s and have been best friends off and on since childhood. A decade ago, we started taking better care of our friendship because so few longtime friends were still in our lives. Susan is a regular marijuana user, which has sapped away all of her ambition and curiosity. Otherwise, her life is functional. Should I just limit our time together and accept this is how things are going to be from now on? – Friendship Going To Pot In California Dear F.G.T.P.: As people grow older, long and well-established relationships become more precious. But much as we might wish otherwise, relationships do not always remain the same. Because you are no longer receiving what you need from your interactions with Susan, I agree you may need to see her less often.

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Keeping trumps under control


In the “Get Smart” television show, the agents from Control usually battled against the bad guys from Kaos. To be successful, bridge players must know how to control the trump suit; otherwise, the play might become chaotic. In this example deal, South is in four spades. The defenders start with two rounds of hearts. How should South continue? North’s sequence showed a game-invitational hand with exactly three spades. Although South had only 12 high-card points, his secondary club fit made his hand worth game. Declarer has 10 winners: five spades, two diamonds and three clubs. And if trumps are breaking 3-2, it will be easy to take those tricks. So South should wonder about a 4-1 spade split. To see why this is important, suppose declarer trumps the second round of hearts and starts to draw trumps. When he sees the 4-1 break, he will have to stop (or run out of trumps) and shift to clubs. But if East ducks the first round, takes the second (seeing West’s high-low to show a doubleton), and gives West a club ruff, the defenders will eventually get a diamond trick for down one. Since South is doomed to lose one diamond whatever happens, he should be happy to concede it at trick two, discarding a diamond from his hand instead of ruffing. Then if a third heart is played, declarer can ruff in the dummy, keeping his five trumps intact. He can draw trumps, knock out the club ace and claim. Watch out for the loser-onloser play.

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Fri 7/12 & Sat 7/13 8:30am-4pm

Futons, end tables, Harley Davidson, clothes, tools, kitchen items, bedding.

clothing, furniture, electronics, household goods, drums, CD's,sporting goods and MUCH MORE!

338 Republic Road

1938 bedroom (double bed) 4 piece set, 1955 modern (double bed) 4 piece set, Kimball spinet piano, living room furniture, provencial dining room set, paintings, curio cabinet ++ MORE!

Tools, golf clubs/bags, compressor, log splitter kit, small engine, corner aquarium, hostas, furniture, clothes, crafts, holiday, kitchen stuff, brand new stuff, lots of goodies!

1841 Dorchester Ave.


FRI & SAT JULY 12 & 13 8AM - 3PM

HUNTLEY 13161 Eakin Creek Fri-Sat, July 12 & 13, 9-4 See Pix & Details at www.somethingspecial


FRI & SAT JULY 12 & 13 10AM - 4PM

5N118 RT. 25

Moving Sale

Many furniture items including sofa, love seat and recliners, shelf units, TVs, Entertainment Center, Dressers, Pictures, Snowblower and much more. Priced to sell!

If You Need It...... We Probably have it!

BARTLETT 1500 W Stearns Rd Fri & Sat, July 12 & 13 9am-3pm Computers, Monitors, Projectors, File Cabinets, Desks, Chairs, TVs, Misc furniture, Sound System Equipment, Electronics, & Much More! All items will be priced to sell. Cash & Carry Only Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

(Inside the former Little Store) Antiques, vintage, home & garden décor, furniture & JUNQUE!

Kane County Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

1525 KENNEDY DR. Baby items, toys & lots of household & MISC ITEMS!



FRI & SAT JULY 12 & 13 8AM - 4PM

653 Green Meadow Ln. Housewares, furniture, bookcase, clothes, tools, electronics & MUCH MORE!!

Pool Table, TV's, LOTS of girls clothes - Adult Small. Small Dog Cage, Child Electric Scooter, Oak Dining Room Set. Twin Bed Head Board, Wooden Play Set, Trampoline, Lots more... Follow Kane County Chronicle on Twitter @kcchronicle

39W474 HEMLOCK DR SATURDAY, JULY 13, 9am-3pm Wide variety of items incl household goods, kitchen, bath, tools, collectibles, storage rack, lawn & garden, camping, golf, sports, southwest art, pictures, paintings, frames, photo albums, file cabinets, tv, tables, exercise equipment, Christmas tree, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!


40W381 Winchester Way Fri & Sat 8-4

2934 Greenwood Acres Dr. Thurs. July 11th and Fri. July 12th - 8am to 4 pm


Household items, kids toys & games, books, crafts, clothes


Fri., July 12th. Noon till 5:00 & Sat., July 13th. Noon till 5:00. Furniture, Appliances, Fixtures, Tools, Tons More - Too Much to List. Rain or Shine - Sale Held In 12,000 sq/ft Barn. Delivery Available.




7701 Blivin St

Friday 9-3 Saturday 9-12


Household goods, new items, furniture too! Enormous designer fabric collection - tons of yardage. Beautiful handmade purses, kids stuff, free stuff. Free author-signed book with every $10 purchase ($15 value).


2287 Tanglewood Dr.



Thursday 7/11 til Saturday 7/13 8am-4pm all days


Antiques, primitives furniture, misc

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607 Center St Friday & Saturday 8 to 4 Many household items, furniture, lamps, etc. everything must go !

Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:


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FRI & SAT JULY 12 & 13 9AM - 4PM 168 RED ROSE DR.


GARAGE SALE 3412 Antoine Place Thurs. thru Sat. 9am-3pm Furniture, Bar Stools, Pool Table, Adult and Children Clothes, Jewelry, Child Items and Much More!

St. Charles

Misc household items, baby items, counter microwave, window fans & MUCH MORE!!


St. Charles

3807 King Richard Ct.


Fri 7/12 7am-3pm Sat 7/13 8am-12pm 3401 Greenwood Ln Bikes, fishing poles, furniture, linens, lawn equipment, indoor & outdoor Christmas, toys, & lots more!

JULY 12 & 13 10AM-4PM 1207 S. THIRD ST. Furniture, jewelry, glassware, tools...

Friday & Saturday 9am – 4pm


30” Gas Range, 18” Dishwasher, Mower, Leather Chairs, 65' Aluminum Peerless Fence, Household Items, Antiques and Much More!

FRI 7/12 9-5 SAT 7/13 8-4

40W562 Rt. 64 Household items, china, vintage collectibles, auto, furniture, some antiques, clothing, model trains, craft supplies, handmade items, baseball items, books, toys, games

KATHY'S ESTATE SALES 847-363-4814 Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Kane County Chronicle Classified

Large Public Estate Auction 14010 Barber Green Rd, Sycamore, IL

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Auction Starts at 9 AM Buildings are Packed Full! 2 Auction Rings! Look at Website for Information Directions: Take Rt. 38 to Cortland, IL. Turn and go North to Barber Green Rd., turn right, go 1/2 mile to farm. 14010 Barber Green Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178 - Watch for Signs.

Antique Oak, Pine, Walnut, Mahogany Furniture, Primitives, Collectibles, Bisque Dolls, Pottery, Jewelry, Pocket Watches, Toys, Firearms, Glassware Adv. pcs.

The Estate of Hiemer and Lillian Dahlquist Trustee for Estate: Michael Dahlquist Note: Hiemer passed at 86 years and his wife Lillian passed at 78 years. Their home and buildings and attics are full of Quality Antiques, Collectibles, Primitives, Glassware, Dolls, and more. Hundreds of boxes of items. Three generations dating back to the mid-1800's. Many items not listed. Try to attend this Great Sale! Terms & Conditions: Cash or good check with proper ID. Visa or MasterCard with 3% premium. ALL items paid for on the day of the sale. Not responsible for accidents or items after they are sold. Everything sells in “AS IS” condition, no guarantees, no warranties expressed or implied. There is NO Buyer premium on this auction! See our website for more information and pictures..

DeBolt Auction Service, Inc. Since 1987 Brian DeBolt, Plano, IL #440000595, Ph: 630-552-4247 Sheila DeBolt, Sandwich, IL #440000593, FL #AU3955, Ph: 630-669-8736 Call us for all your Real Estate & Auction needs! Celebrating 26 years!

Kitchen Table & Chairs: Solid Oval Table – 58” w/7 Chairs & 2 Barstools - Medium Oak $200. 630-879-0931

La Z Boy 1 left! Gently used neutral color recliner/rocker. $275/obo Cash only (630) 513-6905.

Misc Items: Complete DR & BR sets, Tables, Lamps, Stereo, Dishes, Snow Blower, Tools & more. 630-624-1241

Spin It Oak Piano, excellent condition $300 630-232-1562

JUST ANIMALS LOW COST VACCINE CLINICS Sunday July 14th 11am-3pm SCWHEITZER WOODS Dundee, IL Saturday July 20th 11am-3pm TRELLIS FARM AND GARDEN St. Charles, IL Cat & Dog Exams $10 Most Vaccines $12 Heartworm Tests & Microchips $20 By Appointment Only 815-830-6568

& MUCH, MUCH MORE! Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

St. Charles

134 N. 11th Ave.


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

SADDLE: 18" English w/stirrups $50. 630-551-5090

GRILL: WEBER BLACK KETTLE CHARCOAL GRILL One Touch Silver style 18.5" diameter. Used 3 times, liquidating storage - excellent condition Perfect size for balcony, deck, or even to take on picnics. Can't go wrong at $45. Barb DINING ROOM SET - Table extends 630.232.4347 to 102" and seats 10 people. The hutch is 51 1/2"W x 79 1/2"H x 15 Tiffany gift card,value $310 1/2"D. Both in very good condition will sell for $200 $325.00. Will sell separately. (630)484-5174 847-683-2991 2 double strollers 1 slightly used $60 1 new $80 630-879-5341

KIDS CUSTOM Cabinet! GREAT for a Playroom or Bedroom! $800 New - Asking $225. Bass Guitar. 4 String Washburn 6' x 25" x 11.5. Can Email Lyon. Exlnt cond New strings. 90W a picture. 630-484-5174 amp. $140 OBO 630-762-1332

PRE-HARVEST AUCTION Farmer/ ealer/Lender

WANTED CONSIGNMENTS Saturday, August 24th, 20 3 9:00 AM GREAT SALE LOCATION ALONG IL RT. 34 NEAR LELAND IL. 1979 N 45th Rd. Leland, IL. 60531 Consignments NEEDED for listing and MULTISTATE advertising. CALL sale managers herein listed or fax listing to 630-365-1274 or E-MAIL listing to “Farmer Closeout Welcomed” ONE PIECE OR FULL LINE Farm Equipment & Machinery, Grain Handling, Trailers, etc., Landscaping equip., ntique Tractors Fertilizer Equipment, Lawn & Garden Auction Rate Per Consign or All Individual Items $25 - $100 - 20% • $101 - $500 - 15% • $501 - $2000 - 10% $2,001 and over 6% or maximum $800 per item. Over $100,000 - $1,000 • No sale, 2% Minimum $20, Max $100 per item (duals only) Titled Ag vehicles only - $25 title processing fee NO TITLE - NO SALE - NO JUNK TIRES! Advertising deadline JULY 29, 2013. Accepting consignments for deliver August 16th through August 22nd, 2013. Friday by appointment only.

CONSIGN YOUR ITEMS NOW MIKE ESPE @ 630-669-2667 or 630-365-9838 IL lic #440.000424 CHRIS WEGENER @ 815-451-2820 or 815-786-2652, IL lic #440.000267 BARRY BERNARD @ 815-495-9570 SEE WEB SITE FOR EARLY LISTING and PHOTOS

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2008 FORD ESCAPE Red Metallic 4 Cylinder A/C, AM/FM CD Radio Auto TM, 4 New Michelin Tires and Front Disc Brakes Excellent Condition $10,200 (630) 661-7125 Aft 5 PM

2000 Ford Focus

2003 CHEVY TOHOE 4x4 LS $3500 , Excellent Condition Z-71, charcoal, 162K miles, tow 630-391-1917 package, running boards, rear 2000 Ford Taurus, 178,000 miles, doors, $7,100. 630-247-1183 runs good, good tires, clean. $2000 obo 815-901-6275. WE'VE GOT IT! Kane County 2001 BMW 740 IL. Black, fully Chronicle Classified loaded, low profile performance 877-264-2527 tires. Excellent condition, garage kept. $6000 OBO. 815-245-0963 Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card accepted

2003 Buick Le Sabre Ltd., 1 owner, very good condition, high mileage, well maintained, $4,000 630-762-1606

2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 57k miles Blk Leather Interior, $11,000. 773-992-7966

6 ACRE M.O.L. FARMETTE & EQUIPMENT AUCTION Location: 47w805 Keslinger Rd. Maple Park, IL 60151 South of Elburn, IL on Rt. 47 to Keslinger Rd., then west 3 1/2 miles to sale site. (Just west of Kaneland High School).

Saturday, August 10, 2013 9:00 A.M. Equipment 12:00 P.M. Real Estate REAL ESTATE This 6 acre M.O.L. Farmette has a beautiful country setting, featuring a 2 story all brick home, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, kitchen w/pantry, dining room, living room, den, attic and basement, new roof (2 yrs. Old), aluminum trim & Natural gas heat. There is a 26' x 28' unattached garage w/aluminum siding & 3 year old roof. Outbuildings include: 60' x 100' Cleary pole building w/ 14' & 10' overhead doors, & 2 sliding doors (great for equipment storage); large barn; and other out buildings. There is also a good pasture for cattle or horses. This farmette is in a great location and would make a great home for you and your livestock. Real Estate Terms: The successful Buyer will be required to put down 10% day of auction and execute a contract for the purchase of the real estate under the terms and conditions specified herein. The earnest money should be in the form of a personal check or cashier's check. The balance of the purchase price will be due at closing to be held on or before September 10, 2013. Seller will provide Buyer with an Owner's Title Insurance Policy in the amount of the purchase price and will provide a Deed conveying the Farmland to the Buyer. Seller will pay the 2013 taxes due in 2014 and any subsequent taxes will be the responsibility of the Buyer. A survey will be provided. For Inspection of property call Mike Espe 630-365-9838. Disclaimer and Absence of Warranties: All information contained herein and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Contract to purchase. Announcements made by the auctioneer at the time of auction and during the sale will take precedence over any prior printed material or oral statements. The property is being sold on an “as is, where is” basis, and no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, concerning the property is made by the seller or the auction company. Information contained herein is believed accurate, but subject to verification by all parties relying on it. No liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed by Seller or the auctioneer. Conduct at the auction and increments of bidding are at the discretion and direction of the auctioneer. TRACTORS - EQUIPMENT - SHOP EQUIPMENT- CORVETTE & GUNS Visit website for complete listing and photos

Joe & Muriel Lorenz Owners 630-365-6342 Attorney Ronald G. Klein 815-748-0380 Klein,Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC.

ESPE Auctioneering Elburn, IL Mike Espe Lic. # 440.000424 630-365-9838

2003 Dodge Durango SLT $6700 OBO. Leather, self start, 125,000 miles Call 815-751-5199 leave name and number all calls returned. Get instant news updates from Kane County Chronicle! Follow us on Twitter @kcchronicle Become a fan of Kane County Chronicle on Facebook at

DEKALB COUNTY FARM LAND AUCTION THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2013 10:00 AM SHARP WILL BE OFFERED ON SITE ON WEST BEND RD, EAST OF PAW PAW, IL. Take Chicago Road East out of Paw Paw to West Bend Road and head North to property site approximately 1/4 mile. WATCH FOR SIGNS! info and photos Listing #: 1829955 Lilja Tiling & Excavating; Amboy, Paw Paw & Mendota

40 ACRES +/- LOCATED IN PAW PAW TOWNSHIP WITHIN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Soils include Flanagan(154A), Parr(221C2), Elpaso(356A), and Dana Brook(512B). Tile was improved in 2010 with approximately 1650 feet of 8” and 1340 feet of 5” plastic. For More Information Contact Auctioneer Joe Wegener at 815-766-0756. Contact Auctioneer for Terms. Buyer to receive half of rent and pay half of 2013 taxes.


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

COLLECTIBLE AUCTION Sale will be located at 701 WOOD STREET, ROCHELLE, IL 61068. Mr. Kang, a Collector for many years, has decided to sell it all. This is a partial listing as many items still need to be unpacked that have been in storage. Watch the website for photo updates. Watch for Signs on Hwy 251 South in Rochelle to sale.

SATURDAY, JULY 13TH, 2013 STARTING AT 9:00 AM info and photos Listing #: 1829973 Cliff’s Doughnuts

Comfort Station

FURNITURE - COLLECTIBLES - TOYS FURNITURE: Oak drop leaf table; Walnut settee; Pine cabinets; Primitive cabinets; Break front cabinets; Drop front secretaries; Oak post office cabinet; w/pigeon holes; Floor & counter top show cases; Oak & walnut rocking chairs; Antique chairs; Mantel & wall clocks; Church pews; Stained glass windows; Upright record players; Treadle sewing machine; Roll top trunks & others COLLECTABLES: Costume jewelry; Toys & Puzzles; Vintage glassware; Red wing crocks & others; Framed art work; Assorted Beer signs & Neon; Collectible paper & Collectible books; Arcade cast toys; Vintage clothing & Vintage hats; Several national cast registers; Slog Glass lamps & others; Wood burning pot belly stoves; Several vintage bicycles; Sports cards & books; Vintage cookware; Walking sticks & canes; Sting instruments; Accordions See website for Personal Property Terms and Conditions


AUCTIONEERS: Joe Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Matt Hart, Auctioneer, Lisc #441.001546 Email:


Kane County Chronicle / Elburn-3bedroom. $1,200 & security plus utilities. Washer/Dreyer, AC and basement. No pets/No smoking! Walk to train. 630-365-6887

1999 OLDS Silhouette Mini Van Canoe.17 ft Grumman Aluminum HAMPSHIRE: 2BR Home, 1BA, New flooring, large deck, firepit, Incl Paddles, Cushions, Gold Premier Ed, beige lthr, new double lot, oversized 2 car garage. Cartop Carrier. $450. brakes, tires, shocks, battery. Good Rent w/ option to buy. $1200/mo. 630-377-0628 condition, $2400. 630-377-0628 First, last & security required. 815-757-5079. WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4BR 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, base2006 Dutchman/Four Winds 26B ment, storage big backyrd. $1590 Express Lite Travel Trailer. TURN- Minutes from DeKalb. 847-338-5588 KEY, READY TO CAMP. JUST ADD TOW VEHICLE! Great condition and 1988 Nissan 300ZX 2 door, red, lots of extras: heavy duty hitch, lev98K miles, original owner, garage eling planks, Road-Trip Grill and kept, good condition, must see, more! Call Sue: 630-220-0709 $5000/OBO 630-377-1988 ST. CHARLES



Class A or Class C Motorhome. Need badly, will accept fixer-upper, will pay cash. 847-704-0181

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

Elgin, 60123.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 13 MR 609 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that on September 16, 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 MARY EMMA KELLEY to MARCUS JAMES KELLEY pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq. Dated July 9, 2013 at North Aurora, Illinois /s/ Mary Emma Kelley


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

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 5, 12 & 19, 2013.)


1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

815-814-1964 or


630-879-8300 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

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

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


Notice is being given to all residents of Geneva Community Unit School District #304 that herbicide products will be applied to the prairie and wetland natural areas for Middle Schools North and South, Fabyan, Williamsburg and Mill Creek Elementary Schools on July 16, 2013 weather permitting. Questions may be directed to the Office of Facility Operations at 630463-3020.

General No. 2013 P 327 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION (Published in the Kane County TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Chronicle, July 11, 2013.) 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Audrey L. Miller who died on June 12, 2013 a resident of Batavia, Illinois.


ASSUMED NAME 2. The Representative for the esPUBLICATION NOTICE tate is: Thomas E. Miller, 534 Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. Ridge Drive, Elburn, IL 60119 and A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, Timothy S. Miller, 268 S. Forest Av- Public Notice is hereby given blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. that on July 01, 2013 a certificate Garages available, small pets OK. enue, Batavia, IL 60510. was filed in the office of the County 630-232-7226 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setSOUTH ELGIN ~ LARGE 2BR PETER M. DONAT 150 Houston ting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. Street, Batavia, IL 60510. and transacting the business Garage, $820 + utilities. 630-841-0590 4. Claims against the estate may known as DM Sound & Vision St. Charles - Newly Renovated be filed on or before January 24, located at 449 Pebblebrook Ct, Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 2014. Claims against the estate Sugar Grove, IL 60554. NO PETS! 630-841-0590 may be filed with the Clerk of the /s/ John A. Cunningham Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, GeneST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE! va, Kane County Clerk IL 60134, or with the RepreLrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from sentative or both. Any claim not $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cookJuly 01, 2013 ing gas, Appliances & laundry. filed within that period is barred. Date Copies of a claim filed with the 630-584-1685 Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the at- (Published in the Kane County torney within 10 days after it has Chronicle, July 4, 11, 18, 2013) been filed. Crystal Lake 3-4BR

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Dated: June 19, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

Business Liquidation Auction Saturday, July 20 - 9:00 am Spring Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 3001 US Rt. 12, Spring Grove, IL 60081 OBENAUF AUCTION SERVICE, Inc. Round Lake, IL #444.000105 847-546-2095 GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers Needed! Up to $4,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Starting Pay Up to . 46cpm. Full Benefits, Excellent Hometime, No East Coast. Call 7 days/wk! 888-653-3304 Need Legal Help? FREE REFERRAL Call 877-270-3855 Courtesy of the Illinois State Bar Association at SERVE TO LEARN. Earn money for college, train for a career, receive excellent pay and benefits. Serve in the National Guard. Call 1-800-GO-GUARD or visit

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Custom business almost returns to ‘normal’ By JERRY KUYPER KANE COUNTY – When it comes to the new housing industry, John Hall Jr. bubbles with optimism. “Our projected sales in 2013 is for at least 10 completed custom houses,” the marketing manager of John Hall Homes in St. Charles said recently. “We have seen a very strong uptick in interest and sales, a little more than we expected, which is fantastic. That is why we are looking at getting back to a full complement for the year and that is at least 10 new houses.” He compared this year’s number to that of 2008 when the mortgage crisis threatened the existence of his family’s custom home building business. Family members in the business include a brother, Joshua, and a sister, Jessica Jungman-Hall. “We had only two houses going in 2008. In a normal year, we like to see nine to 11 or more going up,” Hall Jr. said. “It was dreadful.” The family considered closing up shop, but stuck with it and persevered. “We are starting to see the worst is behind us,” Hall Jr. said. “Last year, 2012, was sporadic but pretty even with ups and downs, but then it began to pick up to where we are able to get back to a profitable and steady position.” John Hall Homes builds in various communities attractive to custom home buyers and that includes Highland Woods and Tall Oaks in Elgin and the

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Custom designs available from John Hall Homes of St. Charles include a ranch (at The Reserve subdivision in St. Charles) with ornate brick and stone exteriors. The builder has been active designing homes in or near the Fox River valley for 43 years. Currently, the company is building homes in Elgin, St. Charles, Palatine, Batavia and Elmhurst. Reserve of St. Charles as well as Prairie Lakes of St. Charles. He credits the upswing in interest to a short supply of houses. “A lot of existing homes on the market are now off so there are not that many to look at,” he said. Short sales and foreclosures are diminishing in numbers, too, leading to an interest in building a new house. “You see homes being built in a lot of communities now where for three, four or five years, there was no building. It was pretty depressing.” He is so confident in his custom market that his company is building four houses this year on spec, which is building a house on the speculation

that someone will come along and buy it. They are in the

Highland Woods subdivision. “Yes, there are four of them

and they are all on spec and I am not worried about it. I am really confident as the fact of the matter is that our lot prices are lower than they ever have been. Our profit margins are much less and so someone can buy at a very favorable price. You will not find what we offer in the existing housing market at our prices,” he said. One of the spec houses has been sold. “We are finishing another that will be sold soon,” he said in May. “We will start construction on another soon and after that another one.” Highland Woods is attractive, Hall noted, because of a home owner association fee that is hard to beat. “It is a very low $35 per month and, besides the usual (insurance and subdivision upkeep), you get a club membership,” he said.

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Lot 1 Barlow Drive 1 Garden Hill Lane, Unit 1 $195,000 St. Charles $245,000 St. Charles Last available lot in Barlow Woods Subdivision. Great opportunity to build your custom dream home on this 2 acre wooded lot in the country, just west of St. Charles. Gorgeous mature trees creates a private setting. Convenient access to shopping,entertainment,and close to LaFox and Elburn Metro Train Station. 2.03 acres.

Courtyard entrance to 2/3 bedroom RanchTownhome with center atrium. Living room has wood burning fireplace that looks out onto the private patio which includes a 6’ high brick fence. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as an office. Master bath has private shower and plenty of closet space. This end unit is very quiet and private with mature trees surrounding the property.

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St Charles $679,900 Totally-updated 4 br, 4.5 ba custom home high on a hill. Beautifully-landscaped lot. Updated kit & baths. Open flr plan. Fin bsmt w/br & ba. Too many upgrades to list. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

Wayne $600,000 4 br, 2.5 ba 2-story amid pines galore. 2-story granite foyer. Frml din rm. Granite kit w/mpl cabs & top appl. Fam rm w/ fplc. Sun rm. vaul master w/Jacuzzi. 4-car gar. Dennis Neri 630-336-4034

Batavia $599,000 4 br, 3.5 ba home on wooded lot. Updated granite & ss kit. 1st-flr mstr w/French drs to deck & stair access to LL workout rm. Vol ceil. Huge fam rm w/wbfp. Screen porch. Betty Theisen-Placek 630-460-9268

St Charles $499,900 4 br, 2.5 ba home w/arched drwys & columns. Barrel, tray, vol & vaul ceil! Fam rm w/wall-of-windows! Cust cherry cabs. 1st-flr master. Full bsmt. 1.4 acres & paver patio. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $499,900 3 br, 3 ba lux end-unit TH w/2-story great rm w/wall-of-windows. Vaul granite kit w/glass-front cabs. 1st-flr lux master, sun rm & fin bsmt w/2nd fplc & bar. Scrn porch. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

Wayne $499,000 Wooded 4 acres. 4 br, 3.5 ba all brick home w/barn. Fin bsmt, hdwd flrs & lrg granite kit w/ss appl. Screen porch & paver patio. Renovated master ba w/claw-footed tub. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $489,900 4 br, 3+2 ba home w/hdwd mpl flrs & 2-story foyer! Extensive mill work. Cust kit w/granite, tile bksplsh, ss appl & eat-in. Huge mstr w/lux ba. Fab fin bsmt. 4-season rm. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $475,000 4 br, 3.5 ba home in fab loc. Open flr plan w/volume ceilings, 2 master brs & 3 fplcs. Updated granite & ss kit. 1st-flr mstr w/walk-in & whrlpl ba. Full fin bsmt & more! Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $449,000 Gorgeous 3 br, 2.5 ba ranch! Open flr plan, hdwd flrs, eat-in kit w/ss appl & granite counters! Vol & tray ceil, transoms, den, French drs, full bsmt, lux master & ba. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

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

St Charles $389,900 Spacious 3 br, 3+2 ba well-cared-for home is a year round retreat. Quiet cul-de-sac street. Walk-out basement with a wet bar, fireplace and a work shop. Beautiful lot. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

St Charles $380,000 Builder’s model w/many upgrades & features. 4 br, 2.5 ba 3044 sq ft home. Loft & office. Hurry, this home will not last. $380,000. Also available furnished at $393,000! Jodi Sagil 630-334-2763

St Charles $360,000 Huge 4 br, 3 bath ranch sits on one of the biggest lots in the Windings. Updated kit, fresh paint, neut decor, huge sun room, 2 masters 2 fplcs. Club house, pool & more. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

Batavia $350,000 4 br, 2.5 ba home Heritage West w/huge bkyd w/mature trees. Natural light & open space fam rm. Newer windows, roof, high-eff a/c & heat. Fin bsmt w/wet bar. Mins to I-88. Alan Lau 630-386-6124

Geneva $339,900 4 br, 2.5 ba Mill Creek home w/golf course/pond views! Vol ceil, 2-sty foyer, hdwd flrs, fam rm & 1st-flr den! Gour mpl kit w/ss appl! Mstr w/lux whrlpl ba. Fin Eng bsmt. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Elburn $325,000 4 br, 2 ba authentic reproduction of a Nantucket Bow House. 12” wide plank hdwd flrs, 3 brick fplcs, unique staircase. Charming baths. Master w/sitting rm. 3-car garage. Betty Theisen-Placek 630-460-9268

St Charles $261,900 Kingswood 3 br, 2.5 ba TH w/new carpet & move-in ready. Liv rm w/wall-of-windows, skylights & fplc. 1st-flr den. Vaul master w/2 closets, 1 a walk-in. Bsmt. Conv loc. Edie Glenn 630-587-4614

St Charles $255,000 2 br, 1.5 ba ranch on 2+ acres zoned for horses! Open flr plan w/huge rms. Huge vaul kit kit w/42” white cabs. Deck. Lrg great rm w/fplc. Full bsmt. 2-car htd gar & more. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

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

DeKalb $199,900 Pristine 3 br, 2.5 ba home w/2-car gar, partial bsmt & sun rm. Kit w/new laminate planks & island. Fam rm w/wbfp. Huge w/2 closets & ba. Hdwd flrs. Deck, fence & more. Suzi Warner 630-587-4690

St Charles $179,500 Beaut 2 br, 1.5 ba TH in great loc. Loft & sunny open flr plan. New ss appl, fplc, abundant closet space, water softener, nw hwh & washer. Patio overlooks lrg open area. Naseem El-Barbarawi 312-751-9100

DeKalb $149,900 Oversize 4 br, 2.5 ba tri-level in Hillcrest. Foyer opens to liv/ din rm. Many windows. Eat in kit. Master w/2 closets & .5-ba. Brs w/hdwd flrs, fam rm w/wbfp. Scrn porch. Marilyn Morales 708-424-4000

DeKalb $89,000 Must-see 4 br home w/lots of space + 2-car det gar. Eat-in kitchen with updated ss appl. Large approx 375 sq ft fam rm w/lrg windows. Updated electric. Newer frun & a/c. Jennifer Daring 815-761-6592

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Recession caused lower building costs, mortgage rates • BUSINESS Continued from page 2 That includes the amenities in a clubhouse, plus basketball, tennis and a swim/splash park. This might mean that firefighters, policemen and public school teachers can afford to build a custom home. Not a tract or a cookie-cutter, but a real custom home. The recession of the last six years has made this possible as lots are going for less, the building process costs less and the mortgage rates are at alltime lows. “We have a great deal going in Highland Woods. If you build a custom home with us, we will not charge the cost of construction, which usually is 4 to 5 percent. People can save and, instead of buying an existing house, buy a custom design from us at the same price or less. It is a cool thing and makes it more affordable,” Hall Jr. said. “We have the numbers ($400,000 house and onehalf-acre lot) and we have the opportunities. I literally have

the ability to build on a couple hundred lots.” Lots can be sold to Hall by their various owners, who can be investors, other contractors or subdivision developers. Two of the Hall spec houses at Highland Woods are in the Graystone and Ridgeview neighborhoods. With lot and landscaping the 3,132-square-foot model in the Graystone neighborhood is priced at $449,900. “We took the best features of our larger Highland model and preserved the large bedrooms,” Hall Jr. said. “The kitchen has solid alder cabinets, dovetailed drawers with full extension guides, and the microwave location is built in.” Dual vanities with granite tops highlight the master bath, which has a walk-in closet and a custom glass enclosure for shower and separate tub. Under construction for occupancy in the fall, a spec in the Ridgeview neighborhood is priced at $499,900 with 3,384 square feet of living space. It too has custom cabinetry and a pass-through butler’s pantry.

Each bedroom has a walk-in closet. There is an upstairs laundry plus a second family room, and a coffered ceiling in the study. Buyer interest is increasing at Tall Oaks, the higher priced community adjacent to Highland Woods. “Prices are still at super low levels, and that is the next area where we will see something pop. Lot prices were $185,000 but are in the $50,000 to $70,000 range now. The same price situation also is true at Prairie Lakes of St. Charles. “You can find some fantastic opportunities there. “Lot values took a dramatic hit there, unlike at the Reserve where lots are selling within a couple thousand dollars of the asking price,” he said. “At Prairie Lakes, (lot) owners took a beating. Lots originally selling for $250,000 to $275,000 are going for a lot less. You can pick up lots, actually, for $105,000. Think what you can do with the extra money saved on the lot. You can look at a custom house of 3,800 or 4,000 square feet, and that seems to be the

threshold, with lots if details with the savings from the lot price. Instead of brick on the front or a side, you can have brick all the way around. Homes in there at the height of the market were valued at $2 [million] or $3 million. Well, everything has come down. For someone who wants to spend $650,000 or $700,000 to $1.5 million on a house comparable to one of years past, the opportunity is there. We will work with anyone who wants to build in that subdivision.” A few of the original 130 buildable lots are left. Hall is selling a Prairie Lakes custom house for $825,000. “It has 4,500 square feet of living space and features an English pub on first floor,” Hall said. “We use that house as a concept of what can be built in that subdivision. We have three customs that we are working on. They are in the design and pricing stages right now and not under construction. But we will get to them this year.” When a tract builder, Ryland Homes, faced financial

difficulties in 2008, a 135-acre parcel of land near the Fox River in St. Charles was put on the market. The Hall family gobbled up a huge chunk and began to make plans for The Reserve of St. Charles subdivision. What impressed Hall Jr. and brother Joshua was The Reserve’s location within the city limits of St. Charles. The topography suggested large lot sizes and, currently, they are one-half acre each. The parcel features open space, ponds and trees. Several sites are amenable to walkout or lookout basements. City water and sewer service is provided. “This is a highly coveted setting, with the scenic Fox River across the street and well-ranked St. Charles North High School within quick walking distance,” Joshua said at the time. “There is also a large neighborhood park with a playground, basketball court and open space situated adjacent to The Reserve.”

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Buyers can choose own floor plan, start from scratch or select existing design Continued from page 6

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A family room in a design by John Hall Homes includes a stone fireplace, timbers in the ceiling and a bank of windows. a-kind-residence with a John Hall architect, or choose from multiple company customizable ranch and two-story designs, each providing three to five bedrooms, three to five baths, formal living and dining rooms, family room, kitchen, basement and 2,800 to 4,500 square feet of living space. Prices on lot-plus-home packages, including landscaping, range from the $490,000s to $875,000. “Every home we build here is

completely unique,” Hall said. “No two elevations are alike, and each residence reflects the individual tastes and personalities of owners. In this charming, exclusive neighborhood, each home makes a distinctive statement and lasting first impression.” For economy, each home is Energy Star-rated. Standard inclusions are an 8-foot, 10-inch deep pour foundation, roughed-in plumbing in the basement, wood-burning

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

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A bike path is at the corner of Route 31 and Red Gate Road and winds through the nearby forest preserve. A dog park is nearby. “And our community is only a five minute drive from the plentiful shops, stores, and boutiques found in quaint downtown St. Charles,” Joshua added. “The Reserve is by far the hottest new custom home area in the Fox River Valley area,” Hall Jr. added. When completed, the Phase I community in The Reserve will consist of more than 110 custom, single-family homes. “Not only did we commit to Phase I, but we are committed to taking on another 89 lots in Phase II, which we hope to open after 90 percent of the lots in Phase I are sold,” Hall Jr. said. The Hall family has built and sold 12 custom houses in recent years. Buyers at The Reserve can bring in their own floor plan, start from scratch on a one-of-

into 2011. We would like to do at least eight customs a year but right now, this year we have four, three are just starting and one already is in the ground,” Hall Jr. said. “Right now, that four represents, for us, 40 percent of a normal year, but the future looks relatively good as we have a good list of six or seven prospects.” Founded in 1969, John Hall Homes has been building homes for 44 years. “Our customers have made us one of the Fox River Valley’s very best builders, and our commitment to their complete satisfaction is reflected in every custom home we craft,” Hall Jr. said. “This is a fantastic time to purchase a home and a thrilling time to be a builder. Buyers who want to get in on the best deal should act fast and capitalize on our lowest prices and the good selection of preferred home sites while they’re still available.” For information, call 630-3771515 or visit or email johnjr@

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fireplace with stone face and custom mantle, landscaping with paver patio, custom maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen, custom trim throughout, custom bench with cubbies and bookcases in the study; tray ceiling with trim in the master bedroom, custom-milled stairs, brushed nickel-flair hardware, Andersen low-E windows, hardwood oak flooring in the kitchen, hall, foyer and nook. “Currently in The Reserve, we have a beautiful custom ranch we are building for a client and basically getting ready for cabinetry, and we have another house, a 4,000-square-foot, two-story that we are getting under-roof for a client,” the company said. “Plus, two other houses are in the design stage. We are having a really good jump this year on building custom houses. Business seemed to boom as, in 2010, the company was building 10 new custom houses. Then business tailed off a bit. “That uptick in 2010 didn’t continue and, in fact, bled over



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Real Estate Transfers


1003 S Harrison St: Sold on or before 060313 by Blakesley Trust to David C Hummel & Patricia A Hummel; $180,000.00 1169 Wind Energy Pass: Sold on or before 060413 by Steven M Bernal to Joshua Mitchell & Misty R Mitchell; $418,500.00 1217 Nary Ct: Sold on or before 061013 by David W Geick Jr to Elliott M Meitzler & Erin L Meitzler; $308,000.00 125 N Randall Rd: Sold on or before 060313 by Randall & Mckee Llc to Batavia Commons Llc ; $2,920,000.00 1310 Millview Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Ray E Gabriel Jr to Thomas M Schaff & Anne M Schaff; $325,000.00 1374 Spencer Ln: Sold on or before 060613 by Sage Trust to Gethard R Axen & Valerie Axen; $140,000.00 1S787 Grove Hill Dr:

Sold on or before 060413 by Anthony Trust to Scott D Olinger & Caroline M Olinger; $520,000.00 290 N Water St: Sold on or before 060513 by Kenneth L Senderak to Ray E Gabriel Jr & Cynthia D Gabriel; $380,000.00 35W015 Chillem Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Daniel J Debruycker to Kristen Winslow & Shawn Winslow; $235,000.00 45 S Van Nortwick Ave: Sold on or before 060413 by Turnbaugh Trust to Aaron E Majerczak & Katie M Finnegan; $218,000.00 608 Main St: Sold on or before 060413 by Alicia Navarrete to Sara Salinas; $173,500.00 669 Mair Ct: Sold on or before 060613 by Jordan Thoms to Ronald J Mathis & Arazue Mathis; $305,000.00 815 N Forest Ave: Sold on or before 060313 by Thomas J Nally to Joseph W Heriaud

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Ii; $224,000.00 949 Millview Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Michael D Deblock to Allison L Hedberg; $320,000.00


1054 Griffith Ave: Sold on or before 060513 by Patrick E Wade to James Crockett & Joanna Crockett; $283,500.00 1112 Corrigan St: Sold on or before 060413 by Grabdview Capital Llc to Timothy Stacy & Carla Stacy; $150,000.00 1121 Robinson St: Sold on or before 060413 by Bob Lasta to Ancelma Martinez; $175,000.00 1196 President St: Sold on or before 060513 by Fannie Mae to Jeffrey A Klein; $231,500.00 1205 Collins Dr: Sold on or before 060613 by Kevin E Keyzer to John Markovich & Kristin Markovich; $230,000.00 1281 Souders Ave: Sold on or before 060313 by Hud-

son T Harrison to Michael Prater & Charlotte Prater; $30,000.00 415 E Kansas St: Sold on or before 060413 by Francis J Matthys to Sean C Mahon; $160,000.00 440 W Reader St: Sold on or before 061013 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Gustin Harshbarger & Jessica Harshbarger; $136,500.00 4N019 Country View Ln: Sold on or before 060413 by William Patrick Dolan Jr to Wesley N Elliott; $470,000.00 4N352 Citation Ln: Sold on or before 060613 by Michael L Zitkus to David S Potter & Lee Meyer; $279,000.00 704 N 1st St: Sold on or before 060413 by Karen Styer to Randall W Pattermann & Patricia A Pattermann; $175,000.00 820 Kindberg Ct: Sold on or before 060713 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Ann Marie Jarka; $239,000.00


0N169 Holland Ln: Sold on or before 060313 by Melanie M Gitaadji to David Manek; $355,000.00 0N325 Armstrong Ln: Sold on or before 061013 by Ronald N Strain to Charles R Phillips & Louise M Phillips; $392,000.00 0N458 Feece Ct: Sold on or before 060613 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Glenn R Casbourne & Cristine Fior Clemente Dos Santos; $733,000.00 0N497 Dobson Ln: Sold on or before 060513 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Patrick E Wade & Sara A Wade; $472,000.00 0N535 Charlotte Dr: Sold on or before 060513 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Peter J Godfrey & Sandra K Godfrey; $421,500.00 0N574 Morrill Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Patzelt Property Co Llc to Shodeen Trust ; $50,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 9

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Only 17 years Young! Constructed with Old World Charm & Superior craftsmanship throughout!! Amazing Hardwood floors, custom built ins, transoms, columns and leaded glass! Impressive living room with fireplace, built-ins and incredible millwork. Custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite. Large Master bedroom suite with private bath! Full finished basement! Professionally landscaped yard with privacy!

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Over 5000 Sq Ft Of Living Space!

Large open floor plan with beautiful stone fireplace, huge great room with bar. Kitchen with double ovens, cooktop and Jennair! Enormous luxurious master suite with whirlpool, huge dressing/sitting area, wet bar and loads of closets. Full finished basement with wine cellar, sauna and full bath! Heated Garage! Amazing yard with over size pool, hot tub and stunning views. Fabulous home for entertaining!

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

Fabulous Home on 1.25 acres! Gorgeous kitchen with granite, NEW stainless steel appliance, island and breakfast bar! Wonderful Sunroom. 1st floor office with French doors and wainscotting. Huge family room with fireplace. Lovely Master suite with private oversized sitting room. Master bedroom bath with whirlpool. Full finished basement with full bath! Incredible yard features large patio, gazebo, mature trees and stunning perennial garden!





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Maple Park

2N280 Saddlewood Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Gillett Trust to Phillip Moore; $287,000.00 307 Virgil St: Sold on or before 060413 by Shirley Johnson to John A Christensen & Cindy L Christensen; $110,000.00 309 Liberty St: Sold on or before 060713 by Rutter Trust to David C Farley & Ginger K Farley; $143,000.00

North Aurora

1557 Patterson Ave: Sold on or before 060613 by Gerhard W Axen to Kenneth N Hass & Virginia A Hass; $212,500.00 252 Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 060313 by Xiangyang Li to Jennifer Altstadt;

$166,000.00 2609 Moutray Ln: Sold on or before 060613 by Michael S Savas to Emily S Leduc; $230,000.00 2736 Moutray Ln: Sold on or before 060413 by James M Rentas to Kyle T Garafolo & Megan Chizzo; $326,500.00 2881 Sterkel Rd: Sold on or before 061013 by Michael J Marchese Jr to Naomi Sherman & John Luke Safiejko; $270,000.00 302 E Victoria Cir: Sold on or before 060313 by James D Ferguson to Eagle Concrete Inc ; $86,500.00 441 N Sycamore Ln: Sold on or before 060713 by Fannie Mae to Gary F Kaleta & Cynthia M Kaleta; $338,000.00 603 Cherrywood Dr: Sold on or before 060313 by Andrew L Katsuleas to Stanley G Cade; $135,000.00

St. Charles

1121 S 2nd St: Sold on or before 060713 by Robin Torrey to Janis T Page;

$203,500.00 1132 Charleston Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Peterson Trust to Katherine Dolewski & Chris Unger; $275,000.00 1206 Jewel Ave: Sold on or before 060513 by Darren J Bertini to Wyatt C Ahrens & Stacey B Ahrens; $189,000.00 1215 Ash St: Sold on or before 060413 by Renaissance Properties Fox Val to Legacy Capital Partners Llc ; $117,500.00 1232 S 10th St: Sold on or before 060313 by Jason G Mcloughlin to Zbigniew R Kus & Sophie I Kus; $225,000.00 1542 Banbury Ave: Sold on or before 061013 by Kenneth M Schultz to Melissa R Stevens & James R Stevens Jr; $192,500.00 1736 S Court: Sold on or before 060713 by Kevin V Wydra to Ryan P Brown & Tracy L Brown; $350,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 10


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0N703 King Dr: Sold on or before 061013 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Greg F Overman & Lisa F Overman; $420,000.00 0S568 Grengs Ln: Sold on or before 060613 by Randall L Oetting to David C Lindvall & Melissa R Lindvall; $420,000.00 1010 Marion Ave: Sold on or before 060413 by Simpson Trust to Todd Wells & Kelly Wells; $165,000.00 1231 Koster Ct: Sold on or before 060713 by Nicole M Luna to Daryl Wiley; $115,000.00 1307 Ford St: Sold on or before 060413 by Timothy R Boyle to Kimberly Carlson; $241,500.00 1448 Eagle Brook Dr: Sold on or before 060613 by Stephen R O Loughlin to Kenneth E Weislak & Mary T Weislak; $460,000.00 2012 Eldorado Dr: Sold on

E Harp to Jan H Ettrich & Christine M Ettrich; $258,000.00 880 Manchester Crse: Sold on or before 060413 by Brandt Sartell to Vantell Group Llc ; $185,000.00

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or before 060413 by Neri Trust to Matthew Loughlin & Karen Loughlin; $475,000.00 2223 Rockefeller Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by June M Sather to Lisa M Luker; $162,000.00 2246 Rockefeller Dr: Sold on or before 060613 by Sara A Gossman to Gary S Sandlund & Lisa M Sandlund; $130,000.00 230 Larsdotter Ln: Sold on or before 060613 by David W Hamill to Jack Sathchakham & Susan H Sathchakham; $270,000.00 3298 Fieldstone Dr: Sold on or before 060713 by Irma Deleon Luckman to Robert O Kaade & Robin M Kaade; $330,000.00 38W578 Berquist Dr: Sold on or before 060613 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc ; $90,500.00 39W663 Benton Ln: Sold on or before 060613 by Michael T Mayszak to Timothy Hicks; $435,000.00 614 Austin Ave: Sold on or before 060613 by Beau

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• TRANSFERS Continued from page 9 211 Indiana Ave: Sold on or before 060313 by Lawrence M Siwula to Robert O H King & Tracy Stevens King; $249,000.00 219 Sunbury Dr: Sold on or before 060313 by Andrew R Poyton to Justin R Graver & Jamie A Graver; $275,000.00 25 Horne St: Sold on or before 060613 by Someren Trust to Keith Murphy & Beth Murphy; $665,000.00 310 Tower Hill Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Gary L Cooper to Mary L Watts; $158,500.00 37W582 Knollcreek Dr: Sold on or before 060713 by Susan W Fitzpatrick to Felix Trust ; $109,000.00 38W534 Lake Charlotte Ct: Sold on or before 060613 by Menis Trust to Daniel J Hochstaetter & Christina A Hochstaetter; $270,000.00 3N493 Laura Ingalls Wilder Rd: Sold on or before 060613 by Bank Financial Fsb Trustee to Sc Homes Llc ; $435,000.00 402 Park Ave: Sold on or before 060613 by Diane Macmillan to Warrants To Mission Loft Dev ; $235,000.00 43W361 Campton Ct: Sold on or before 060313 by Joseph Dodaro to Vanguard Archives Holdings Inc ; $255,000.00 450 S 1st St 205: Sold on or before 060513 by Milestone Properties Stc Llc to Anthony J Placek Sr & Judith M Placek; $305,000.00 49 Whittington Crse: Sold on or before 061013 by Kane County Sheriff to Whittington 49 Series Pathfind ; $195,000.00 514 S 12th St: Sold on or before 061013 by Hamilton Trust to Charles Jorgensen & Akiko Hashimoto Jorgensen; $220,000.00 518 Brownstone Dr: Sold on or before 060613 by Kent D Ruesink to Gange Trust ; $510,000.00 522 S 10th Ave: Sold on or before 060713 by Guy A Davis to Daniel C Craychee;

$132,000.00 526 Brownstone Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Castoro Trust to Robert S Assoian &




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North Aurora


FABULOUS 4 BEDROOM HOME INWATERFORD OAKS. Living room features a brick fireplace and wood laminate floors. Kitchen with eat-in area and access to patio. The open family room features a two story ceiling. Generous size bedrooms. Finished basement with recreation room, exercise room, bathroom, and 4th bedroom. The fenced yard is a bonus! Close to schools, shopping and major roadways. Conveniently located for all of your needs.

Sugar Grove


EXQUISITE HOME w/open floor plan architecture & design. 4 bdrm., 3 baths boast hardwood floors, soaring 2 sty. family rm. w/floor to ceiling fireplace. Eat-in kitchen w/ granite countertops, SS appls. & hardwood flooring. 1st. fl den as well as bedroom with full bath. Lux. master suite w/ huge walk-in closet. Brick paver patio & lush landscaping. Fenced yard & 3 car garage. Perfect area & great schools. All this for just $415,000.



CUSTOM HOME ON INCREDIBLE WOOD LOT LOT. Private cul-de-sac location. Updated kitchen w/granite and SS appliances. First floor master suite w/French doors to private deck and huge master bath. Volume ceilings, large family room w/beamed ceiling. Loads of windows overlooking breathtaking yard. Screened porch and partially finished basement.


St. Charles


CHARMING AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTION OF NANTUCKET BOW HOUSE. 12 inch wide plank hardwood flooring, 3 brick fireplaces, unique staircase. Eat-in kitchen and charming baths. Master suite with sitting room and fireplace overlooking the woods. Nature at its best with huge lot and fenced area. Three car garage.


TWO BUILDINGS ON A SINGLE PARCEL PARCEL. 3200 square foot 2-story frame building with a front street level business unit and rear unit plus street level residential unit and 2 upper residential units. Second building is a newer brick office building with a large reception area, 3 offices, bathroom on main level. Private on-site parking. Ideal location.



CHARMING 3 BDR RANCH w/finished basement. New carpeting, newer roof, central air. Wood laminate flooring in kitchen. Hardwood flooring under carpet. Enjoy additional living space in the finished basement. Detached 2 car garage. Immediate occupancy.

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South Elgin

1025 Center Dr: Sold on or before 060613 by Ing Bank Fsb to Mary J Andrews; $117,000.00 11 Sara Ct: Sold on or before 060413 by Fannie Mae to Inchard Llc ; $150,000.00 1460 Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 060613 by Gonzalo

Stunning Wild Meadows home on large fenced corner lot! Approx 3200 sq ft, 9 foot ceilings, 5 bedrooms (1 on main level), 3 full baths, hardwood flrs, finished basement, 3 car garage. 503 Bailey Dr, Batavia

Asking $384,900

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Real Estate LLC, McKay has established herself as an expert in listings management and marketing, according to a news release. McKay is responsible for listing, selling and leasing residential and commercial real estate, as well as doing comparative market analysis, advertising, negotiations, following through on contracts, staging strategic planning, marketing and training. She is also a member of the St. Charles Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She was named as one of the top 250 agents in the U.S. in 2012 by Real Trends and The Wall Street Journal. She was named the No. 1 agent for volume sales by Kane County in 2011. In her free time, McKay enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, according to the release.

ST. CHARLES – Debora McKay, a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing excellence in real estate. Worldwide Who’s Who is a networking resource that enables professionals to compete, in part, through branding and marketing. Who’s Who membership provides individuals with third-party endorsement of their accomplishments and provides tools needed for branding. McKay studied at Georgia State University and currently is a luxury real estate specialist, real estate broker, licensed broker associate, an accredited buyer representative, and a certified residential specialist. With 15 years of experience with Coldwell Banker

Sugar Grove

1961A Glenwood Cir A: Sold on or before 060613 by Ralph J Rizzardo to Steven Nolle & Gretchen Nolle; $197,500.00 43W371 Thornapple Tree Rd: Sold on or before 061013 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Bradley J Knicker & Rachel Knicker; $185,500.00 460 Haverhill Ct: Sold on or before 060613 by Lasalle 115 Holding Llc to John T Hollahan & Kathryn A Hollaham; $360,000.00 836 Black Walnut Dr: Sold on or before 060713 by First Fsb to Dominique Recaah & Raymond Bennett; $400,000.00

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In-Ground Pool


Orchard Crossing 3BR+MBR Sitting Room, 3 full and 1 half baths, finished basement with wet bar and game room, in-ground heated pool with custom patio & cabana with hot tub. Hardwood floors. Over 3500 sq ft of finished living area. Close to I88 access. MLS 08380936

396 Messenger Cir., North Aurora

Orchard Valley Golf Course $179,900 Orchard Valley Golf Course $129,900 TH with Finished Basement $100,000 3BR/1.5BA Ranch home with upgrades galore including granite CT’s, Fireplace, Skylights, Deck, 2 car garage. Walk to golf course clubhouse.

3BR/2.5BA TH with 2 car garage, finished lower level English bsmt., wood floors. Step out front door onto 8th fairway of Orchard Valley GC. MLS 08387078

$597 Monthly payment includes principal, interest and PMI with 3% down. 2BR/2.5BA, finished bsmt, 1900 sq ft, all appliances, near Fox Valley Mall, Naperville schools. MLS 08356488

2436 Deerfield Dr, West Aurora

2430 Courtyard Cir, West Aurora

351 Park Ridge Unit G, Aurora

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• Thursday, July 11, 2013

5N235 Deerpath Way: Sold on or before 061013 by Jeffrey K Stran to Kyle Allan Zars & Christine Marie Zars; $278,000.00 5N412 Foxmoor Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Us Bank Na to Bret A Pedone & Michelle M Pedone; $450,000.00 5N761 Castle Dr: Sold on or before 060613 by Thomas J Bartt to Derick G Morris & Lauren K Morris; $305,000.00 607 Ashbrooke Ct: Sold on or before 060613 by Harks Trust to Peter D Siotropos & Amy E Siotropos; $640,000.00 6N860 Foley Ln: Sold on or before 060613 by Ronald J Ortscheid to Shawn P Contreras & Victoria Contreras; $363,000.00 7N140 Sorrel Ct: Sold on or before 060613 by Becker Trust to Michael Pellegrini & Carla Pellegrini; $515,000.00 815 S 3rd St: Sold on or before 060313 by Steven J Kohlhagen to Katherine A Virnig; $212,000.00 880 Kirk Rd: Sold on or before 060513 by Bank Of America Na to Turbojet Psp Trustee ; $271,500.00 903 King James Ave: Sold on or before 060513 by John M Hollis to Ryan Carey & Amy Carey; $405,000.00


752 Waterside Dr: Sold on or before 060413 by Michael K Nutter to Scott Lewin & Leanne Lewin; $540,000.00 85 Woodbury St: Sold on or before 060613 by River Crossing S E Llc to Lets Enterprises Llc ; $125,000.00

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Romero to Ron Giachetti; $185,000.00 15 Ivy Ct: Sold on or before 060313 by Craig A Baker to Thomas J Sanoshy & Kristen D Sanoshy; $254,500.00 19 Farmington Ct: Sold on or before 060713 by Serng Ja Hong to Oracio F Marron Tamayo; $130,000.00 21 Village Ct: Sold on or before 060613 by Dominick Gora to Daniel J Power & Jessica A Zmich; $259,000.00 263 Nicole Dr E: Sold on or before 060713 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Matthew Konecke; $127,500.00 285 Nicole Dr F: Sold on or before 060713 by Michael Buttenob to Nicholas A Boettcher; $121,000.00 293 Nicole Dr D: Sold on or before 060413 by Carole M Forbes to Ashley Hund; $114,500.00 352 Randall Rd: Sold on or before 060713 by Geneva Rdrx Ix Llc to Mke Group Investments Llc ; $150,000.00 501 W Thornwood Dr: Sold on or before 060713 by Anthony Hamilton to Michael Won & Anne Won; $410,000.00 53 Bunkerhill Ave: Sold on or before 060513 by Michael A Schmid to Rocky L Brewer & Brenda F Brewer; $138,500.00 7 Lilac Ct: Sold on or before 061013 by Travis Bernard Key to Piotr D Romanek & Agnieszka Romanek; $224,500.00 701 Ashton Ln: Sold on or before 060413 by Anthony M Mareno to Maier Trust ; $480,000.00 711 Reserve Ct: Sold on or before 060313 by Hsbc Bank Usa Trustee to Nick Choban & Dorina Choban; $535,000.00

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321 Jefferson St

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3025 Settlers Parkway

Darling now – Huge Potential!

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707 Downer Place

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