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Chronicle seeks sports, photo interns

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During the last few months, the Kane County Chronicle has benefited from the work of three interns: Michaela Simone, Shea Lazansky and Morgan Cannata. Michaela and Shea primarily have shot photos for the Chronicle, while Morgan has designed pages. The three recently worked together on “The Wizard of Oz” feature that appeared in the Planit Kane section of Thursday’s newspaper. But all internships must come to an end, as will be the case with our interns. And it is on that note that the Chronicle is calling

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Kathy Gresey out to those interested in obtaining a sports or photo internship this fall. We’re seeking college students who are enthusiastic about journalism. For the sports reporting internship, the ideal candidate would be able to work some evenings and weekends. He or she also would have to meet high accuracy standards.

“[They] must be comfortable writing under tight deadlines and familiar with journalistic writing style,” wrote Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab. “Knowledge of [the] local sports scene also would be helpful.” For the photo internship, some photography or photojournalism experience would be preferred. The schedule would involve working one to two weekday afternoons or evenings each week, with some possible weekend work. “Hours are flexible,” wrote Chronicle photo editor Sandy Bressner. “Having

an outgoing personality and ability to talk to strangers, as well as adequate writing and spelling skills, [are] a must.” Interns at the Kane County Chronicle must receive college credit. Internships are not paid. Those interested in learning more about our internship opportunities can contact me using the information at the end of this column.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Contact her at kgresey@ shawmedia.com or 630-8455368.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Aurora KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com AURORA – A batch of mosquitoes collected from a trap in Aurora tested positive for West Nile virus, according to a news release from the Kane County Health Department. The release noted that a trap near Algonquin was found last week, and it contained mosquitoes with the disease. Last year, Kane County had 13 human cases of the illness, according to the health department’s website. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that got the virus

8LOCAL BRIEF Group to sponsor exhibit giveaway for nonprofits The Tradeshow Network Marketing Group will sponsor a tabletop exhibit giveaway contest for nonprofit organizations. The exhibit design agency will be giving away a tabletop display to three different organizations with the most votes – the tabletop display includes all the hardware, graphics and design time. The rules of the giveaway are at www.thetradeshownetwork.com/nonprofit-table-top-contest. The contest ends Wednesday.

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from an infected bird. While most people with the virus show no symptoms of illness, some may become ill three to 14 days after being bit by an infected mosquito, the release stated. About two out of every 10 people who are bitten by an infected mosquito will experience illness. Symptoms are usually mild and include fever, headache and body aches; however, serious illnesses, such as encephalitis and meningitis, and death are possible. Those 50 and older have the highest risk of serious illness. The Kane County Health Department said the best way

to prevent West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around the home. Additional steps include: • Avoiding the outdoors during dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. • Wearing long sleeves, shoes and socks and long pants when outdoors. • Using repellents with DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Consult a doctor before applying repellents to infants. • Making sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens, and repairing screens with holes. Try to

keep windows and doors shut, especially at night. • Changing birdbaths weekly, and maintaining wading pools and stock ornamental ponds with fish. Cover rain barrels with a 16-inch wire screen. To report the presence of a freshly dead bird, such as crows or blue jays, call 630444-3040 so the health department can determine whether it has West Nile virus. The birds must not show any signs of decay or trauma.

Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; email, editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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Where did you grow up? Brookfield Pets? Two cats, Marty McFly and Tink Who would play you in the movie of your life? Meryl Streep A movie you’d recommend? “Trouble with the Curve” Favorite charity? Gift of Hope Regional Organ and Tissue Donor Network. I’m at the show for Gift of Hope with donor quilts – quilts that feature donors. Favorite local restaurant? Bien Trucha in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I went on a hot air balloon ride in Fox River Grove.

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Sheriff’s Office set for National Night Out WHAT: The Kane County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its annual National Night Out event. The sheriff’s office will have members from the SWAT team, bomb unit, corrections response team, K9 unit, Neighborhood Watch groups, Citizens Police Alumni groups and other groups, as well as face-painting and kids games. There will be appearances by McGruff and Life Flight Medical Helicopter. WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 6 WHERE: 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles INFO: For information on the sheriff’s office, visit www.kanesheriff.com.

KCT Credit Union plans ShredFest WHAT: KCT Credit Union will host its free community-wide ShredFest. 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. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 24 WHERE: 320 E. Indian Trail Road, Aurora INFO: Visit KCT’s website at www.kctcu.org.

7th Heaven to perform Thursday in St. Charles WHAT: The band 7th Heaven is set to perform at the Lincoln Park gazebo. The concert, which is free to attend, is part of the St. Charles Park District’s summer Concerts in the Park series. In the event of rain, it would be moved to the Arcade Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Musicians are subject to change without notice. WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets in St. Charles INFO: Visit www.stcparks.org or call the park district at 630-513-6200 for information.

Open house at church site in Batavia WHAT: The city of Batavia soon will be

discussing redevelopment options for the former First Baptist Church facility. The city will be contemplating several options, ranging from full rehabilitation and reuse to building demolition. The public is welcome to tour the facility, and city representatives will be present to answer questions. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Northwest corner of Wilson and Washington streets, Batavia

FamFest at First Baptist Church Mill Creek WHAT: First Baptist Church Mill Creek has planned its inaugural FamFest celebration. 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. WHEN: 3 to 8 p.m., Aug. 3 WHERE: 1S455 S. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva INFO: Call 630-845-2532 or visit www.fbcmillcreek.org.

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Magnet’s arrival draws crowds Hearing ST. CHARLES

By ERIC SCHELKOPF

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eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – The crowd gathered in front of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Wilson Hall started to cheer as the 50-foot-wide circular electromagnet came into view. Thousands of people Friday welcomed the arrival of the electromagnet after its 3,200-mile journey from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. That included Paul Lagowski of Geneva, who brought his children, Annie, 17, and Jack, 12, to see the 17ton magnet. “I’ve been following its route online,” Lagowski said. “I wanted to bring them out to see it.” Annie Lagowski was impressed. “I think it is really cool,” she said. “It’s something you don’t see every day.” Excitement started to build even before its arrival. A group of children yelled “Magnet! Magnet! Magnet!” as they waited for it. The magnet is the centerpiece of Fermilab’s new Muon g-2 experiment, which will study the properties of elusive subatomic particles called

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A 50-foot-wide circular electromagnet, the Muon g-2, is moved onto the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory campus near Batavia on Friday. muons. The ring was built at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the 1990s for a similar experiment, one which found hints of new physics beyond what scientists have observed. Fermilab will conduct a similar experiment with the most powerful beam of muons in the world. Marcus Rodriguez, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, traveled several hours to see

the electromagnet. “I’ve always been a big science geek,” Rodriguez said, after snapping a photo of himself standing underneath the magnet. Rodriguez said he was impressed with the massive effort that it took to get the magnet to Fermilab. The magnet cannot be taken apart or twisted more than a few degrees without damaging the coils inside.

“I wish I could have been here to see it traveling down the interstates,” he said. Fermilab spokesman Andre Salles himself was surprised at the number of people who came out to watch the magnet’s arrival. “We watched the interest in this build over the last couple of weeks,” Salles said. “I think the turnout is an indication of the community support that Fermilab has.”

Expert testifies in STC schools case By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Legal counsel for St. Charles School District 303 called a No Child Left Behind expert to testify Friday during the trial about a now-implemented school reconfiguration plan. Melina Wright of the Illinois State Board of Education was the second expert witness to testify since the trial began. State Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch testified Wednesday. Presided by Judge David Akemann, the trial is set to resume Monday afternoon at the Kane County Courthouse in downtown Geneva. An appellate court has directed the 16th Judicial Cir-

cuit to determine whether the reorganization of Richmond and Davis elementary schools qualified as a school improvement plan under the Illinois School Code. The district merged the schools’ attendance areas and turned them into grade-level centers serving K-2 at Davis and 3-5 at Richmond. A group of Davis parents filed a legal challenge to the plan soon after the school board approved it in 2011. On Friday, Wright testified on such subjects as school improvement plans, adequate yearly progress and instances of school districts seeking a change in their AYP status. Richmond – which had repeatedly missed academic benchmarks before the merg-

er – had its AYP status “rolled back” after the reconfiguration. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Timothy Dwyer, has asserted that circumvented No Child Left Behind regulations. He asked Wright how requests for status changes are determined. She said the ISBE has denied requests that have weak rationale, such as having a new mascot. In one case, she said, a high school claimed it started a new school – a ninth-grade academy – but the schools shared the same principal, the same building and the same football coach. “They tried what they tried,” Wright said. District 303’s request to change Richmond’s status was thorough and outlined

the rationale for the change, Wright said, adding the reconfiguration of students was a significant difference for AYP purposes. Echoing Koch’s testimony, Wright said school improvement plans have no relation to districts’ decisions about attendance boundaries and school configuration. “It’s a local decision,” Wright said. “One doesn’t have anything to do with the other.” St. Charles administrators are expected to give an update on Davis and Richmond during the Learning and Teaching Committee meeting set for 5 p.m. Monday at the district administration center, 201 S. Seventh St., St. Charles.

ST. CHARLES – A public hearing on the proposed 2013 comprehensive plan is set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the St. Charles City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, according to a city news release. The hearing is the culmination of a process that began more than two years ago and will serve as a final opportunity for community members to present testimony about the drafted plan and the supplemental revisions from the Plan Commission and Planning and Development Committee. “We’re excited to be finalizing the city’s comprehensive planning documents,” Planning Division Manager Russell Colby said in a news release. “Input from residents, property owners, and members of the business community has been vital throughout this entire process.” The documents are available for review on the city’s website, www.stcharlesil. gov, and at the receptionist desk at City Hall, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, and the St. Charles Public Library adult reference desk, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. The Planning Division of the Community Development Department will accept written comments through Aug. 1. Submit comments by email to rcolby@stcharlesil. gov, in person or by mail. Address letters to Russell at 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174. Contact the Community Development Department at 630-377-4443 for information.


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A bumper crop of braconid wasps This year promises to be big for gardeners. Plenty of rain, along with a few steamy days of what my grandfather the farmer used to call “good growing weather,” have made for loads of lush vegetation, heavy with flowers and fruit. Even in my little garden, which really isn’t much more than a few determined plants scattered amid a patch of dirt, is looking rather bountiful this season. But tomatoes, peppers and eggplants aside, what I’m most proud of this season is my bumper crop of Braconidae, or braconid wasps. I didn’t purposely produce these most beneficial insects but rather was lucky to have exactly the right pieces fall into place. My veggies of choice, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, all are members of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family. This diverse group also includes potatoes, tobacco and petunias – plants with certain botanic characteristics in common, as well as one other important trait: They are a favorite food plant for hornworms – the caterpillars of various species of

GOOD NATURED Pam Otto hawkmoths, also known as sphinx moths. In our area, the predominant species is Manduca sexta, the six-spotted hawkmoth or tobacco hornworm. Despite its common name, these caterpillars commonly are found on tomato plants. With nothing to do but cling to the stem and eat, a couple of hornworms can defoliate an entire tomato plant in a matter of days. If present in greater numbers, hornworms can cause an entire crop to go down in frass (another name for, you know, insect poop). So imagine my delight earlier this week when I spied, not only a tobacco hornworn on one of my tomato plants, but also a smattering of white. I looked closer, and there they were: neat rows of white cocoons, each about the size of a grain of rice, protruding from the caterpillar’s back and sides. Softie that I am, I winced

a bit at the thought of what was going on. The caterpillar, though still alive and relatively plump, was being eaten from the inside out by the larvae of Cotesia congregata, a tiny braconid wasp. Measuring less than a quarter-inch in length, these guys are small, for sure, but pack a powerful, many-pronged punch that is mechanical and biological, as well as viral in nature. Female Cotesia are equipped with a needle-like appendage called an ovipositor which, as the name implies, is used to deposit eggs. When a suitable hornworm host is found, the female wasp pierces its exoskeleton with her egg-laying apparatus. That’s cool. But what’s even cooler is, in addition to depositing several dozen eggs, she also inserts a polydnavirus (read polyDNAvirus) into the luckless larva. This virus attacks the caterpillar’s immune system and renders it unable to encapsulate the wasp eggs; it also halts the caterpillar’s

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Cocoons of the tiny parasitoid wasp Cotesia congregata line the back of a tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. Note that several of the cocoons are open on the end, indicating that the adult wasps have emerged and flown off to start the next generation of biological hornworm control. of unique qualities, both hornworms and braconid wasps are used extensively for classroom study as well as biomedical research. With so many people watching these charismatic creatures, it’s no wonder that they now have their own “Hornworm Meets

Alien” YouTube video. Thanks to the folks at Purdue Extension Entomology in West Lafayette, Ind., you can view the entire saga, in just over two minutes, at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=nZZyJQNmOV8. Or, if YouTube’s not your thing, but gardening is, look

• Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, a facility of the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at 630-5134346 or potto@stcparks.org.

Animal shelter to host pet adoption special SOUTH ELGIN – Anderson Animal Shelter will present Dog Days of Summer Cat and Kitten Adoption Special, from Aug. 4 to 31 at 1000 S. Route 31, South Elgin. All adoptable cats and kittens will be half off of the original adoption fee of $155, to qualified adopters. Senior, special-needs and long-term cats adoption is always is $50. For information, visit www.andersonanimalshelter.org or call 847-6972880, ext. 28.

– Kane County Chronicle

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development, so it can’t pupate and transform into a moth. Amazingly, the virus also changes the caterpillar’s metabolism so that it can survive longer without food or water – thus ensuring a nurturing environment for all the young wasps to come. Basically comatose but still alive, the caterpillar becomes a living, breathing brood chamber. Inside its body, the wasp eggs hatch and the larvae begin consuming their macabre meals of caterpillar bodily fluids. As the caterpillar gamely clings to a plant stem, the baby wasps grow to their final instar, or stage of larval development. They then chew their way to the surface, spin their small, white cocoons and pupate. After a few more days, the adult wasps emerge and fly away while their host caterpillar, saggy and sunken, drops off the plant and dies. With their wide range

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Thank You On behalf of the Kane County Fair Board, I sincerely would like to thank our community, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and 4-H’ers for their support of the 2013 Kane County Fair.

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Our air conditioned Prairie Events Center was comfortably Kane County Fair full with fair-goers escaping the Board President heat and weathering Mother Nature’s storm. Families enjoyed the carnival and family-centered events. Our little diving pig made the evening news! A last-minute performance by an up and coming You Tube sensation group, Cimorelli, brought the teens and 'tweens a thrill. Fans filled the Grandstand for the Truck Pull, Professional Championship Bull Riders and Demolition Derby. The Miller Lite Sound Stage offered lively entertainment for all.

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While the Kane County Fair is now a summer memory, find out more about other events taking place year round at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Follow us on Facebook and check out our website at www.kanecountyfair.com. See you at the Kane County Fair in 2014!

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8OBITUARIES Born: Oct. 18, 1935; in Llanelli, Wales Died: July 23, 2013; in St. Charles

EDWARD B. MILLARD JR. Born: Sept. 12, 1932; in Derby, Conn. Died: July 25, 2013; in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Edward B. Millard Jr., 80, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles. He was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Derby, Conn., the son of Edward B. Millard Sr. and Gladys (nee Naramore) Millard. He was united in marriage to Reta Roy on July 23, 1952, in Huntington, Conn. Edward proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a hard worker and was a trusted general contractor in the area for many years. He is survived by his children, Toni Law, Ed Bryan (Dot) Millard and Keith “KC” (AnnaMarie) Millard; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carol (Don) Wick, Althea Millard and Peggy (Alex) Weiler; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Reta; his daughter, Patti Lynn Carlock; and his sisters, Beverly Moriarity and Linda Garfallo. All services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Edward’s name may be directed to the Delnor Foundation, 300 Randall Road, Geneva, IL 60134. For information, contact the

Moss-Norris Funeral Home in St. Charles at 630-584-2000 or visit www.mossfuneral.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

NORVAL ELIZABETH SCHUMACHER Born: March 18, 1914; in Hinckley Died: July 24, 2013; in Mexico, Mo. MEXICO, Mo. – Norval Elizabeth Schumacher, 99, of Mexico, Mo., and formerly of Maple Park, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Golden Living Pin Oaks, where she had recently made her home. She was born March 18, 1914, the daughter of William and Hilda (Morsch) Leifheit, in Hinckley. She is survived by four children, Janice (Paul) Bastian, William (Harriet) Schumacher, Beth (Eddie) Mongler and Stan (Carol) Schumacher; nine grandchildren, Craig (Marge) Bastian, Robert (Sheila) Bastian, Mike (Melinda) Bastian, Dale (Jackie) Reilly, Terri Hough, Randy Holthusen, Sheryl Phillips, Kindra Schumacher and Kristin Schumacher; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and a countryside of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; one grandson, David Bastian; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Bastian Sandvig; and one brother, Morsch Leifheit. The visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate her life and faith will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Grace Community Fellowship Church, 17081 Owens Road, Maple Park. The Rev. Mike Morrell will officiate, with interment to follow East Pierce Cemetery, next to the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Norval’s name to benefit Hospice and East Pierce Cemetery. Checks may be made to the “Norval Schumacher Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the Web at www.conleycare.com, where you can find her full life story. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Bluegrass Festival shifts to Montgomery venue MONTGOMERY – The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association will be moving its Bluegrass Festival to The Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival will feature workshops on the traditional instruments in bluegrass music, with open-mike performances by bands from across the state, plus jamming sessions throughout the grounds. There also will be a vintage car show. Collectors in the area are invited to bring their autos for a day of talking cars and live

entertainment. The Kendall Arts Guild also will display its pieces. Food will be available at the Country Kitchen. The Bluegrass Festival at the Farm is a free event. The Conservation Foundation, owner of the site and co-host of the event, notes that the event will be held rain or shine. Dickson-Murst Farm is at 2550 Dickson Road on the west side of Montgomery. It is one mile east of Route 47, two miles west of Orchard Road, between Route 30 and Galena/Chicago Road. For information, call 630-272-0686.

– Kane County Chronicle

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ST. CHARLES – Shirley Maureen (Jones) House, 77, passed away peacefully following a courageous battle with Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home in St. Charles. Shirley was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Llanelli, Wales. Shirley was a World Champion pingpong player for Wales, England, where she developed a true love of travel. Shirley immigrated to the United States in 1958 with her husband, David House, where she proudly became an American citizen, co-founded InterTrav Corporation and later settled in the Chicagoland area before moving to St. Charles in 1978. Shirley was a tireless supporter of her three sons’ active interests, which included coaching with her father, Tom Jones, in the early days of the Tri-Cities Soccer Association and taking one of the first teams overseas for international competition. Shirley was an accomplished tennis player in the United States Tennis Association, downhill skier, ballroom dancer and global trekker, taking her to the far corners of the earth with family and friends, including the summit Mount Kilimanjaro and reaching Mount Everest’s Base Camp on more than one occasion. Shirley was a proud longtime member of Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne, where she developed lifelong friendships that later became her extended support family that cannot be matched. Shirley is survived by three sons, Mark (Jennifer) of St. Charles and their daughters, Heather and Sara, and Paul (Cynthia) of St. Charles and their daughters, Sydney and Ashley and David Jr. of London. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Jones; and mother, Winifred Agnes (Besley) Jones. Shirley was loved by all and will be dearly missed by her friends and family. A private celebration of Shirley’s life will be at the Dunham Woods Riding Club, Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 143 S. First St., Batavia, IL 60510. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes. com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-584-0060 or like us on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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Gov. Pat Quinn greets students before addressing university officials and Aurora community members regarding the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the Aurora University campus.

Quinn announces investment in STEM By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com AURORA – In announcing a $3.5 million capital investment to help build the John C. Dunham STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy at Aurora University, Gov. Pat Quinn called the academy “a model for the whole nation.” “Our economy is based on smart people who are innovative,” Quinn said Friday in making the announcement at Aurora University. “It is about our children. We are custodians of the future. We understand our kids’ future is really vital to us.” In 2011, Quinn visited Aurora University to sign Senate Bill 621, which supported the creation of a math and science partnership school operated by Aurora’s four school districts and Aurora University. Through private fundraising, Aurora University was able to secure $7 million of the $12 million needed for the John C. Dunham STEM Academy, and Quinn recently

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signed the budget appropriating $3.5 million to the school to allow construction to begin. When fully operational, the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the Aurora University campus will serve about 200 students in third through eighth grades from four area public school districts (East Aurora, West Aurora, Indian Prairie and Oswego). Construction will begin immediately, and the school is scheduled to open for the 2014-15 school year. Teachers for the academy will be drawn from the four partner districts, and they will earn content-based STEM master’s degrees during their residency in the school. “Education has always had a huge place in making our future better,” said former Fermilab scientist and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. He said that studies indicate that more than half of the United States’ economic growth during the past 50 years was because of investment in science and technology.

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United Way seeks dedicated volunteers BATAVIA – The Batavia United Way is looking for several dedicated volunteers. Jody Haltenhof, executive director of the nonprofit

organization, said that general office help is the most critical now. Those interested could work about eight hours a week to assist the executive director with day-to-day office work.

For information, contact Jody Haltenhof at 630-879-4041 or email jody@bataviaunitedway.org. Batavia United Way maintains an office at The Holmstad.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, is the subject of an ethics investigation by the Committee on Ethics. In a statement issued Friday, the Office of Congressional Ethics referred an issue regarding Roskam to the committee. The commit- Rep. Peter tee did not dis- Roskam close the nature of the probe, nor that any violation occurred. The committee will announce its course of action on or before Sept. 11, according to a statement. Roskam is the GOP’s chief deputy whip. Roskam’s communication director Stephanie Kittredge said the issue involved a trip Roskam took to Taiwan. “The record reflects that Rep. Roskam fully complied with all laws, rules and procedures related to privately sponsored travel,” according to a statement by Roskam. “The trip was vetted and ap-

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AS AMERICA AGES • PART THREE

Uncertain financial future Many baby boomers delaying retirement, taking on more work By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com Michael LaRocca doesn’t need as much money as he once did. But more than a year after losing his job, the Geneva baby boomer was seeking full-time employment in addition to his part-time gig as an usher at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. As he prepared to sell programs and scorecards to Kane County Cougars fans on a recent summery afternoon, LaRocca said he lost his job of nearly four years in June 2012 when his division’s new ownership didn’t keep anyone older than 50 on the payroll. His job search wasn’t faring much better, he said. “I think age has a lot to do with it,” said LaRocca, who declined to provide his age for this story. LaRocca belongs to a generation – the baby boomers, so named for the massive number of babies born from 1946 to 1964 in post-World War II America – whose employment and retirement plans often have taken unexpected detours as they aged. As baby boomers approach retirement age – the oldest began turning 65 in 2011 – various studies have set out to determine the boomers’ impact on the workforce and their plans for their golden years. “With seniors living longer and more active lives, and with more than 77 million baby boomers turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day, the United States is experienc-

ABOVE: Usher Michael LaRocca of Geneva chats with concession workers while waiting for guests to arrive before a recent Kane County Cougars game at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. LEFT: Ushers Margaret Evans and Mark Sharf chat in the midway area before a recent Kane County Cougars game. Photos by Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

ing historic growth in the 65plus demographic,” states the United States of Aging Survey conducted last year. “…The ultimate question is: Are we as individuals and communities ready for an aging population?”

Financial worries The baby boomers might not be ready themselves. The aging survey – created by the National Council on Aging, UnitedHealthcare and USA Today – found that while many Americans 60 and older

are on good financial ground now, they are less confident about their future. About 24 percent aren’t confident their income will meet monthly expenses over the next five to 10 years, and 23 percent aren’t confident in

– or don’t have – a financial retirement plan, according to the survey. Bob Brown, 66, always planned – if possible – to retire at 55, which he did. For the past 11 years, the former CEO has filled his days with traveling, St. Charles Noon Rotary Club activities and, among other pursuits, volunteering as an English language tutor at Waubonsee Community College. “Before I retired, I did a lot of research on retiring,” the St. Charles resident said, adding he didn’t want to go from working to just playing golf every day. “People are amazed at how busy I am.” But for other baby boomers, retirement is no longer a magical day on which they will stop working, get a gold watch and live a life of leisure, said Catherine Collinson, president of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. More than 60 percent plan to work past age 65 or not retire, she said. “It’s not their parents’ retirement,” Collinson said. “Baby boomers plan and expect to work longer, delay retirement and transition into retirement in a way that involves at least working part time.” The majority of baby boomers, Collinson said, are delaying retirement out of necessity. “One of the most really tragic aspects of the last five years is the number of workers who were displaced due to layoffs,” Collinson said, noting many had to dip into retirement savings while looking for work.

CLOSER LOOK: ABOUT THE SERIES Soldiers returned from World War II to an economy that exploded and brought widespread prosperity. They went to college, married and started having babies – creating the largest generation of children ever born in the United States. The generation born during these post-war years, roughly 1946 to 1964, are the baby boomers. And they

have lived through some of the biggest social changes in American history. The Kane County Chronicle presents a three-day series on baby boomers, who are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day. As they age, we can expect to see new pressures on our health care and social institutions, changing dynamics within families and creating a shift

ONLINE in the economy to handle the retiring baby boomers. Articles will focus on: Thursday – Family Friday – Health Today – Employment

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Mary Sue Vickers, director of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Plus 50 Initiative, said it is common for baby boomers to want to remain active and give back to their communities. The Plus 50 Initiative, which supports programs for plus-50 students at community colleges throughout the country, began in 2008 with a focus on personal enrichment, volunteering and workforce training for baby boomers looking at new pursuits, Vickers said. She said students 50 and older have different needs from younger students, such as needing to take math refresher courses or tests to get credit for what they already know. The Plus 50 Encore Completion Program – which Elgin Community College has joined – is a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for

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new jobs in health care, education and social services. “This is a population that picks those kinds of occupations that are helping professions, giving back,” Vickers said. Judy Burman, adult program coordinator for unemployment services at ECC, said the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program enhances programs the college already has, such as short-term completion programs and those that help older workers become more marketable and competitive. To make the return to school easy for older students, ECC is working to ensure every department is equipped for their needs, Burman said. “At least 18 percent of the people I’m seeing now are over 50,” she said. “Retirement in certain cases is not an option.” Baby boomers’ plans to remain in the workforce longer don’t necessarily mean they are taking jobs away from younger generations. Nationwide employment statistics from December

2007 to May 2010 generated widespread media reports that delayed retirement by baby boomers caused higher unemployment among younger adults, but the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found no evidence for such a claim. “The estimates show no evidence that increasing the employment of older persons reduces the job opportunities or wage rates of younger persons,” according to the center’s October 2012 report titled “Will Delayed Retirement by the Baby Boomers Lead to Higher Unemployment Among Younger Workers?” “Indeed, the evidence suggests that greater employment of older persons leads to better outcomes for the young in the form of reduced unemployment, increased employment and a higher wage.” LaRocca, who is spending his seventh summer with the Kane County Cougars, said he will continue to work as long as he is able. “To me,” he said, “health dictates retirement.”

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Boomers could drain Social Security fund By EMILY K. COLEMAN ecoleman@shawmedia.com The droves of baby boomers leaving the workforce aren’t being replaced – at least not quickly enough to keep Social Security in the black. Since 2010, the two funds managed by the Social Security Administration – one for retirees, their dependents and the dependents of deceased workers, and the other for the disabled and their dependents – have spent more than they have received in taxes, according to the administration’s 2013 annual report. The combined funds are expected to grow until 2020 because of the interest earned off the surplus accrued over the years the baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – paid into the system. But as more baby boomers retire – the oldest boomers started turning 65 at a rate of about 10,000 a day in 2011– income into the funds won’t be able to keep up with the payments going out. The surplus is projected to be gone by 2033, as the oldest baby boomers turn 87, according to the report, and Social Security will only be able to pay out 77 percent of the benefits promised. “For boomers, the biggest problem is a lot of their savings will be exhausted then and they’ll be more dependent on Social Security,” said Ryan Gruenenfelder, manager of advocacy and outreach for AARP Illinois. At the beginning of 2012, the average monthly benefit for a retired worker was $1,230. For one in three seniors, Social Security is almost all of their

income, and for two in three, it is more than half their income, according to the nonprofit National Academy of Social Insurance. Many baby boomers are even less prepared than retirees who came before them, Gruenenfelder said. “If you look at the savings rate for boomers, a good percentage of boomers only have $25,000 to $30,000 in assets,” he said. “That is not nearly enough to meet their needs.” If nothing changes, the disability insurance fund’s surplus is expected to run out in 2016, with the Social Security Administration only able to cover 80 percent of benefits. The trustees overseeing the programs recommend legislation that would either increase revenues by raising the payroll tax, or cut benefits, or a combination of the two. To make the Social Security funds solvent without raising taxes, benefits would need to be cut by 19.8 percent, or on average $244 in monthly benefits, according to the Social Security report. One benefit-centric proposal includes raising the eligibility age, which could be problematic for seniors who can’t afford to retire but aren’t healthy enough to work. Another idea ties the growth in benefits to the inflation rate, which would curb the growth of the program but not make the program solvent. On the flip side, payroll taxes would need to go up 2.66 percent to keep the funds solvent, the report said. Opponents to this idea argue it’s unfair to current workers who have to cover the benefits of baby boomers who didn’t pay enough into the system.

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• Only 11 percent of boomers are planning to stop working entirely when they reach retirement age. • Just 6 percent of baby boomers are planning to live in a smaller residence five years from now. • Only 9 percent are truly affluent (defined as having pre-tax incomes of $150,000 or more if working, or $100,000 or more if retired). • One-quarter of baby boomers have no savings or investments at all.

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Margaret Evans, a 57-year-old divorced Geneva resident, said she works three part-time jobs and one full-time job because she has many bills and supports her 22-year-old son. Her financial adviser recently told her she could retire at age 62 – a tempting option. Her decision will depend on her finances, she said, noting she might instead cut down to two or three jobs because of the health insurance. Although Dave Klussendorf, 66, retired from teaching 11 years ago, the Batavia resident said it’s important to stay active. He serves on the Kane County Fairgrounds grounds crew during the summer and is in his fourth season as an usher at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. “You can’t beat fun at the old ballpark,” he said.

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Joe Didier of Sugar Grove shows off his official plaque, naming him Citizen of the Year at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil on Friday. Didier received the award for his work in the community and with the Corn Boil.

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ar Grove area with his wife, Mary, since 1968, according to a news release from the city of Sugar Grove, which goes on to say, “Truly, Joe Didier exemplifies the spirit of what makes Sugar Grove a great place to live and do business.” Didier said he had no idea that he would be this year’s recipient. “This was a surprise, and a

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band have been involved with the festival since the early days, and she said the organizers have always tried to keep the festival affordable for families. Many people stopped to give McCannon a hug or say hello while she watched Friday’s opening ceremonies. McCannon rode in a golf cart in the parade, followed by the “Clown Victoria” golf cart, and stayed to watch Didier receive his award. McCannon said it felt great to be back. “It’s wonderful,” she added.

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very happy one,” Didier said. “I’ve always been involved in deciding who was going to get this honor. I never in the least expected it would be me.” He’s been active volunteer involved with the Corn Boil, the annual Old Timers Reunion, the Sugar Grove Senior Center and Sugar Grove American Legion Post 1271. He also spent time as a Little League coach, as well as numerous other projects and programs.

A special guest at Friday’s parade, Karen McCannon – otherwise known as JoJo the Clown – nominated Didier for the award. “I was the 2008 citizen of the year,” she said. “I thought, if I was good enough to be one, he’s good enough to be one. He’s a great guy.” Friday’s Corn Boil was the first McCannon has been able to attend in the last three years. She said she’s attended about 40 Corn Boil festivals, but had to miss some in recent years because of health reasons. She said she and her hus-

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Shaping St. Charles for the future St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina now has a tremendous opportunity to shape the city’s future. Rogina, elected in April, will be looking for people to fill three significant roles in St. Charles – the city administrator position and the Economic Development Department’s director and coordinator positions, posts that have been held most recently by Brian Townsend, Chris Aiston and Michael Mertes, respectively. The mayor and his new

team will have some key areas to tackle in the city, and there’s reason to expect the mayor should be able to bring in the best of the best, considering that Townsend earned about $217,000 annually, which included a $600 monthly vehicle allowance and health insurance. Among the issues we’ll expect the team to address: • Charlestowne Mall – During the election, Rogina said he was “not going to give up on the mall” and said, “I don’t think it’s a

debacle, but yes, it’s in a distressed state.” There are many vacancies at the mall, and it’s time to generate some positive news in that area. • The future of First Street – There have been seven extensions granted on expiring construction deadlines, the latest of which is to expire Aug. 20. The process has been ongoing for years, and the project has resulted in some positive developments, but the final phase is incomplete. The

area along the Fox River is appealing, and it’s time to move forward on this project. • Attracting businesses to the city – St. Charles is an attractive, business-viable city, and there are opportunities to enhance commerce in the city’s downtown area, on the east side and on and around Randall Road. Vacancies exist, and residents want to have them filled. • The downtown bar scene – It’s thriving, but safety has been an issue. Rogina had

suggested making a 2 a.m. liquor license a privilege. It’s important to address the dangers of overserving without threatening successful businesses that are bringing people to the city. A big step toward that took place recently, with the recent formation of a liquor commission, and we are eager to see what role it will play. All of this starts with putting the right people in place. The future of St. Charles depends on it.

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A waste of space To the Editor: It is often said that everything has a shelf life. I am talking about the “Sound Off” page in the July 20 edition of the Kane County Chronicle. An entire page of unattributed commentary must conflict with some journalism standards. The last time I saw any comment or correction by your paper concerning erroneous statements made by callers was during the tenure of the previous editor. Last Saturday, it was the usual fare with callers reporting their experiences profiling people at recent Fourth of July events, as well as at Walmart. The “Tax dollars at work” caller observed shoppers at Walmart who were “clearly foreigners” and then proceeded to comment on their income, clothes, the pregnant wife and child, items in their shopping cart and food stamp status. The “Speak your language” and “English-only on the Fourth” were distressed by people speaking Spanish on the Fourth of July. It is unlikely that we know anything

about the personal situation of strangers we encounter in public, and these comments are specious. I assume the callers are registered voters and have been in contact with their elected officials concerning immigration reform. I wonder what visitors to the area think when they read the “Sound Off.” A few years ago, I discussed attribution with a fact checker at the Chronicle, and she told me that people would not call or write in these comments if they had to give their names. Enough said. Another waste of print space is when “Sound Off” callers comment on individuals running for public office. Do you think any of these callers might be with the campaigns? This page is a waste of space, which rarely advances important issues. Public commentary/opinion is important in a democracy. Letters and comments are welcome. Sign your name.

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8SOUND OFF To respond to some of the questions concerning languages spoken in the United States – my grandparents came from Germany and spoke German. They settled in a neighborhood of similarly speaking folks, but they made a concerted effort to learn English in order to adapt to their new country. They worked hard to blend in with the people of this country.

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Be happy with what you have I’m calling about the H.C. Storm parents who are complaining about not having an art and music room. When my children went to that school, we had art on a cart, we had music on wheels, and we had Spanish on the go. It’s happened before, and they will survive. They had

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programs at all. When I was in elementary school, we didn’t have art and music as separate classes, or even Spanish for that matter. Be happy with what you have.

Homeless man charged in felony burglary to car By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A homeless man with a long history of arrests for disorderly conduct, trespassing and other complaints was charged July 19 with felony burglary of a car, police records show. Douglas W. Komes, 55, was charged by Geneva police after he was seen rummaging through a 2004 Ford Mustang while it was parked, unlocked, in the driveway. Komes was seen trying on a pair of shorts from the car and attempting to take an aluminum baseball bat that was on the passenger seat in the 1000 block of West State Street, according to police reports. Komes also took a handful of change from the car when he left, according to reports.

Komes is being held on $50,000 bail in the Kane County Jail. He is to appear in court July 31. The felony charge carries a penalty of three to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Komes has Douglas W. been arrestKomes ed numerous times previously, including being charged with disorderly conduct on July 7, criminal trespass to property May 21, retail theft, criminal trespass and resisting arrest March 6, public intoxication Feb. 13 and Dec. 12, 2012, by St. Charles police. Komes also was charged with criminal trespass to property May 20, retail theft May 31 and criminal trespass Jan. 7 by Geneva police.

St. Charles man one of nine who faces extortion charges KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man is one of nine Chicago-area men accused of collecting debts through the use of “intimidation, fear and in one instance, physical violence,” the FBI said Thursday in a news release. In one of three federal grand jury indictments unsealed Wednesday, Mark Dziuban, 52, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit extortion and three counts of attempted extortion, the FBI said. The indictment also included similar charges against Frank Orlando, 47, of Schaumburg; George Brown, 50, of Lombard; Vito Iozzo, 41, of Lombard; and Robert McManus, 43, of Cicero. The men are accused of trying to extort business

owners in Nevada, Wisconsin and New Jersey who owed business debts to a Carol Stream company or an affiliate of that company, according to the release. The FBI said the indictment seeks forfeiture from all of the defendants in the amount of $26,500. The two other indictments also contained charges of conspiracy to commit extortion and attempted extortion, the FBI said. Defendants were reported as Paul Carparelli, 44, of Itasca, in one indictment, and Luigi Sardone, 51, of Franklin Park; Navneet Chawla, 48, of Naperville; Patrick White, 46, of Aurora; and Iozzo in the other. Each count against the men carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, the FBI said.

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While vacationing in Wisconsin recently, I saw a great example of the differences between Republicans and Democrats. For several years, Democrats had controlled the state. Now, Republicans have control. Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced the state is going to end the fiscal year with a surplus of $500 million. This was unheard of in the past under Democrats’ control. The news media interviewed three Democrats about this development. Each Democrat had their own spending plan on how to spend the $500 million. But the Republican governor and his fellow Republicans said no to spending. Instead, the plan is reducing taxes for the coming year, so all taxpayers in the state will benefit. The Wisconsin Democrats are just like the Illinois Democrats. The Democrats want to spend, tax and spend and spend and spend. Republicans want to control spending and live within our means. Illinois increases taxes, and Wisconsin lowers taxes. Wisconsin may not be what they want to be, but at least they’re headed in the right direction, which is more than you can say for the Democrats controlling the state of Illinois.

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Local man charged with a felony DUI By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A St. Charles man was charged Thursday, July 11, with felony aggravated driving under the influence after his third DUI charge in three years, court records show. Joseph J. Giustino, 38, of the 700 block of North 17th Street, St. Charles, also was charged by Geneva police with driving under the influence and improper lane use. The same day, he also was charged by St. Charles police with failure to give information Joseph J. after striking an Giustino unattended vehicle in the 500 block of South 13th Street in St. Charles. According to Geneva police reports, Giustino’s 2012 Jeep Wrangler drifted across multiple lanes of traffic while traveling south in the 0-99 block of North First Street and ended up parking across two southbound lanes. Because Giustino refused the Breathalyzer, his drivers license was summarily suspended, records show. His bail was set at $10,000, and he was released after posting $1,000. He is scheduled to appear in court in August. The aggravated driving under the influence charge carries a penalty of three to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. The misdemeanor charges from Geneva and St. Charles each carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Giustino already was facing a trial in September for a DUI in St. Charles March 1, 2012, in which he was also charged with driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, improper lane use and driving without headlights when required, court records show. Giustino was charged with driving under the influence in DuPage County on Sept. 24, 2011, for which he received court supervision, court records show. Because the Geneva charge is his third DUI, as of Aug. 26, Giustino’s license will be suspended for three years, until Aug. 26, 2016, an Illinois Secretary of State spokesman said.

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OFFMAN ESTATES – Gabrielle Perea runs down her injury history like a grizzled, professional athlete nearing the end of a venerable career. “I’ve had my back and I’ve had my knee, and just a couple days ago I strained my neck muscle,” Perea said. “But I’m just pushing through it and trying to ignore the pain.” It’s not easy being 11½ years old – at least not for Perea, a budding, national-level gymnast from Geneva. The Rotolo Middle School sixth-grader is competing today at the Sears Centre in the Junior Division of the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, an event scheduled to include 2012 U.S. Olympian gymnasts in the Senior Division. Like most gifted young gymnasts, Perea harbors Olympic aspirations, and she’s ahead of schedule on her trajectory, according to Jiana Wu. Wu, alongside her husband, Yuejiu Li, coaches Perea out of Carol Streambased Legacy Elite Gymnastics. Perea, born Jan. 1, 2002, is among the youngest competitors in the Junior Division at the Secret U.S. Classic. “She just proved to me she could handle this,” said Wu, standing a few feet from Perea after a Friday morning practice session at the Sears Centre. “So we said, OK, a year early we can try, just get more experience, get on the podium, compete with the big kids. It helps with her learning to know what she really has to do to keep up with these kids.” In some respects, Perea already is a veteran gymnast, having immersed herself in the sport since graduating from tumbling as a toddler. She trained out of two other gyms before landing under

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the tutelage of Wu and Li – both former Chinese Olympians – at Legacy Elite. Perea stands about 4-foot10 and 67 pounds, but Wu said “even with her little body, she actually has some power in her.” She has enjoyed substantial success at several national competitions this year. “Just through the last two years, she’s really started showing the talent and the mentality, the material to work with,” Wu said. Perea trains five or six days a week for about 30 hours total. To accommodate

her grueling regimen, she leaves school early, and part of her courseload is handled through home-schooling. She has a clear sense of where she stands with her skill set. “I think beam and floor are pretty strong,” said Perea, whose mother, Joyce, participated in park district gymnastics. “Bars are OK, I still need [to work on] a couple things, and vault is my weakness.” The Senior Division of the Secret U.S. Classic is scheduled to include 2012 U.S. Olympian gold medalists McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross. The competition is the final qualifying event for the 2013 U.S. Gymnastics Championships later this month in Hartford, Conn. On Perea’s end, simply being part of the weekend – she hoped to have a chance to mingle with some of her older role models – was an opportunity to savor. “I’ve been pushing it for a couple weeks now,” Perea

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said. “I’ve been trying to keep with a healthy diet and going to bed as early as possible and just trying to keep myself healthy for the meet.” While Perea is only 11, chances at international glory come relatively early in her sport. Several members of the 2012 American team in London were 15 or 16 years old. “I try to tell the kids, yes, set the goal that big, but you have to set daily goals, because you can’t just jump there,” Wu said. “You have to go step by step, and she’s so [clear-headed]. She understands.”

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St. Francis’ new stadium will debut Aug. 30 in the Spartans’ season opener against Riverside-Brookfield. around the school’s Spyglass Athletic Center. Once photos can be taken of the finished product in action, you can bet that St. Francis will put the images to good use in promotional literature. “I think the impact will be very significant for just providing state-of-the-art facilities that people look at, especially in private schools, with paying additional tuition on top of property taxes that support public schools,” Bednar said. St. Francis broke ground on the stadium May 14. Ron and Theresa Kuhn, of St. Charles, were credited for helping make the project possible through their philanthropy. The stadium’s official dedication will take place between

the sophomore and varsity football games Aug. 30. The new Scott Nelson Track is also part of the project. Nelson has coached track at the school for 25 years despite the absence of a home track for practices or meets. The track surface might not be completed until mid-September, Bednar said, but track and field is a spring sport. The stadium project is being handled by Northern Builders, Inc., out of Schiller Park.

Change of plans for Jungles: St. Francis baseball’s Brett Jungles committed Thursday to play collegiately at Webster University, a Division III program located in suburban St. Louis, marking a reversal of course for the Spartans’ catcher. A second-team Chronicle All-Area selection as a senior, Jungles originally planned to try and walk-on the baseball team at the University of Dayton, but he drew late interest

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

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St. Francis is well on its way to breaking in its gleaming new stadium Aug. 30, opening night of the football season. The bleachers and press box are already good to go, and the installation of the FieldTurf is due to be completed by Aug. 13. St. Francis president Tom Bednar said enthusiasm is mounting as the school nears the unveiling of Kuhn Memorial Stadium for the Spartans football team’s season opener against Riverside-Brookfield. “It’s huge,” Bednar said. “Just tremendous. The excitement as people see the progress as we send out pictures on Twitter and post on Facebook and on our website, it’s created a great buzz of anticipation, so we’re looking forward to this.” Bednar said the bleacher capacity of the new stadium is about 1,500, with all but 350 of that sum coming on the home side. The school’s old stadium – before losing its usefulness because of drainage problems – only had about 600 seats, Bednar said. St. Francis had to play its home football and soccer games off-site in recent years. Bednar called the new stadium “really beautiful” and said it makes “a high visual impact” as visitors curve

from Webster while playing in a tournament with his travel team, DuPage Training Academy, during Fourth of July weekend. Jungles said it was a tough call because he planned on rooming with a friend from St. Francis at Dayton, but he reached out one more time to Dayton’s coaching staff, and there were no guarantees he’d be part of the team. “When I heard that, it made the decision a lot easier, and I figured I’d not give up the game, and chase the dream for four more years,” Jungles said. Jungles’ recruitment was interrupted by labrum surgery that cost him much of his senior season. He returned ahead of schedule on May 2, and helped lead the Spartans to a second-place state finish in Class 3A. Jungles caught for the Spartans and played second base for his travel team but said he’s likely to start his college career as an outfielder.

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Recent Geneva graduate Andy Honiotes could have had Tommy John surgery earlier but waited until a couple weeks ago in order to be operated on by world-famous surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The right-handed pitcher missed almost his whole senior season after excelling as a junior for the Vikings, and now is turning his attention to his college baseball career at the University of Miami, which will start with a redshirt year as he recovers from surgery. In this week’s Weekend Chitchat with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab, Honiotes touches base on Dr. Andrews, attending school amid the distractions of south Florida and his 12-year-old stepbrother, Ryan, also a budding pitcher. The following is an edited transcript:

Weekend Chit-chat with

Going to school at Miami don’t remember being there seem like a tough place to avoid because I was getting anesthe- distractions. How do you plan to sia. He’s a very nice guy. He stay focused? knows a lot about orthopedics and elbows and everything, so it was really cool getting to talk to him and being at his institute with all the pictures on the wall and jerseys [of pro players he’s operated on] and everything else, so yeah, it was pretty cool.

Was he pretty businesslike or did he show much personality?

Well, I mean it was a week before we started playoffs that we found out I would need surgery and then it wasn’t until [July 10] we were able to get in, so we were looking at about more or less two months.

He’s a funny guy. He had some personality but when it came down to it he’s obviously a professional and the way he talks about things, he loves getting up on a soapbox about high school athletics and how pitchers are overused a lot during the summer. But he’s very professional.

He doesn’t really act like a celebrity, per se. He sat and talked with us for quite a while before the surgery and talked with my mom afterward even though I

What does your summer rehab regimen look like? I started [physical therapy] on Monday and I’ll finish up after I leave for Miami, which will be in another three weeks, and then I’ll just pick up where I left off down there.

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How long of a wait is there to get in with Dr. Andrews?

When you got there, did you feel like you were in the presence of a celebrity?

but just trying to calm myself down prior was probably the toughest part.

With the procedure itself, what was the toughest part on your end?

Obviously my goal is to play professional baseball so just thinking about that goal every single day. Obviously I’m still going to enjoy my time there and have fun but nothing that’s going to get me in any sort of trouble. I look forward to working harder than I’ve ever worked to get back to full strength and hopefully even better than before.

What’s the scouting report on your younger brother? He’s actually my stepbrother so we’re not blood related, but I’ve taken the last couple of years to teach him what I know and I think his future is probably in pitching as well, but he’s too young to tell right now. … Hopefully I can help him be a good pitcher some day.

Midwest League standings EASTERN DIVISION W L Bowling Green (Rays) 23 11 Great Lakes (Dodgers) 21 13 x-South Bend (D’backs) 20 14 Dayton (Reds) 18 16 West Michigan (Tigers) 16 16 Lake County (Indians) 16 17 Fort Wayne (Padres) 12 20 Lansing (Blue Jays) 11 22 WESTERN DIVISION W L Cedar Rapids (Twins) 22 11 x-Beloit (Athletics) 19 14 Quad Cities (Astros) 18 14 Peoria (Cardinals) 17 16 Clinton (Mariners) 15 17 Wisconsin (Brewers) 13 19 Burlington (Angels) 13 20 Cougars (Cubs) 9 23 x-clinched first half

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Friday’s Games Cougars 4, Beloit 1 Fort Wayne at West Michigan, ppd., rain Bowling Green 7, Great Lakes 3 Lansing 6, Dayton 3 Quad Cities 1, Burlington 0 South Bend 7, Lake County 4 Cedar Rapids 6, Peoria 2 Clinton at Wisconsin, 8:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cougars at Peoria, 6:30 p.m. Fort Wayne at Dayton, 6 p.m. Bowling Green at Lansing, 6:05 p.m. Lake County at Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m. West Michigan at South Bend, 6:05 p.m. Clinton at Cedar Rapids, 6:35 p.m. Burlington at Wisconsin, 6:35 p.m. Quad Cities at Beloit, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cougars at Peoria, 5 p.m. Burlington at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. West Michigan at South Bend, 1:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Lansing, 1:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Beloit, 2 p.m. Lake County at Great Lakes, 2:05 p.m. Clinton at Cedar Rapids, 2:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Dayton, 6 p.m.

BELOIT, Wis. – Felix Pena matched a season-high with seven strikeouts over six solid innings to pace the Kane County Cougars past the Beloit Snappers with a 4-1 victory on Friday night at Pohlman Field. Pena (4-3) was given an offensive boost early as the Cougars (39-59, 9-23) claimed the lead in the top of the second. Pena cruised through six inings while giving up just four singles. Andrew McKirahan, Stephen Perakslis and Michael Hamann (save) each worked a scoreless frame in relief to close out the victory. The Cougars begin a three-game series at 6:30 p.m. today against the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park. Right-hander Tayler Scott (4-5) will start for the Cougars.

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Check it out, bookmark it and make it your homepage for Bears coverage going forward. Shaw Media’s Bears coverage has reached a new level and we hope you enjoy it. We’ll be on top of every minute of training camp and the upcoming season on your new 24/7 home for Bears football, led by one of the most trusted names in both Bears and pro football coverage. Bennett told a small group of reporters, “I know Jay really well, I talk to him after every single play because it’s something I saw [Tony] Romo and [Jason] Witten do in Dallas and it worked really well for them. Of course, I always come back to the huddle and tell him I was open on every single play because I don’t want him to throw the ball to anyone else.” The tight end went on to explain, “I sit right behind Jay in all the film meetings and whisper in his ear. I know it sounds kind of creepy, but I think it’s important. Of course, Jay gets up and walks away from me

all the time.” Asked how he’s assimilating to his new team and all his new teammates, Bennett said, “Well, of course I’m probably the most interesting person on the team, but I’m loving this. It’s fun, kind of like going to a new school.” What’s great about Bennett is none of his bluster comes off as arrogance, he just seems to want to have fun. And while almost anyone would dread a new school, Bennett is embracing his. Of course, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Trestman’s offense won’t be

either. But the combination of Cutler continuing to appear to be starting to “get it,” and Bennett wanting and enjoying it so much put a nice punctuation mark on the first practice. Reality is Bennett was never able to challenge Witten for serious playing time in Dallas and, given a chance to be the man in New York last year, he was more just a guy than a real giant. But the Giants’ offense wasn’t built to feature and target Bennett the way this Bears offense appears to be, and the early returns are extremely promising.

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In this season of firsts for the Bears, all eyes were on the offense during the first practice of training camp. How did it go? As the first whistle blew at 9 a.m., the sky darkened and it began to rain as the wind picked up and temperatures dropped toward the 60s. Please tell us this wasn’t a harbinger of things to come. Jay Cutler was intercepted on his first pass attempt by Chris Conte on a ball deflected en route to Brandon Marshall, in part because it was thrown behind the All-Pro receiver. The first penalty of training camp belonged to Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod for a false start, and Cutler’s second pass was juggled twice by his new tight end, Martellus Bennett, before he finally hauled it in. You really can’t make this stuff up. Actually, it really wasn’t all that bad and the sordid details above are almost all of what went wrong at Camp Trestman, Day One. In fact, the new coach said immediately after practice that, for the most part, he thought his club executed well on both sides of the ball and that he was particularly pleased with Cutler, who he thought was “extremely sharp.” I can’t agree that Cutler

was all that sharp, as he was inaccurate on more than a couple of throws, a problem that has dogged him throughout his career and one of the particular traits Trestman was brought in to fix. But Cutler was completely engaged, clearly in command and focused on leading and communicating constantly with quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh. Martellus The guy Bennett who really stood out was Bennett, not Earl but Martellus, as it couldn’t have been any clearer that he is going to be this offense’s second or third option after Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. After being surprised by that first Cutler pass, he caught everything in his zip code and seemed to be Cutler’s favorite target. Best of all, this guy loves an audience. Commenting on his relationship with Cutler,

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SPORTSNEIGHBORS SPORTS NEIGHBORS BULLETIN BOARD St. Charles swim team tryouts set for Aug. 12-14 The St. Charles Swim Team will be having tryouts Aug. 12 through 14 for our competitive and noncompetitive teams for the 2013-2014 short course season. The 2013-2014 season will begin Sept. 9 and depending on your swimmer’s ability they will finish in late February or early March. Tryouts are free and will take place at the Norris Rec Center (1050 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL 60174). Swimmers will participate in a practice on their schedule day of tryouts, swimmers need to bring their suit, goggles, cap (if needed) and towel. Tryout dates are: Aug. 12 for swimmers 10 and under 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 for swimmers 11 and 12 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 for swimmers 13 and over 5 to 6:30 p.m. Families are asked to show up 10 minutes before the start of tryouts to fill out any necessary paperwork. All swimmers will be participating in the entire

tryout. To try out for the St. Charles swim team, competitive team swimmers must be able swim all four of the competitive strokes legal and successfully complete the tryout practice. The minimum requirement to try out for the SCST noncompetitive teams is swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping and be able to dive into deep water. The day of tryouts you find out where your swimmer best fits for their development within the St Charles swim team program. Before the registration deadline of Aug. 23, SCST will hold an informational meeting Aug. 15 to help your family with any questions you might have. Questions please contact the St Charles swim team office at swim@stcswim.com or 630377-1720.

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Oliver Bohac (left) was the youngest participant by four years at the Alexian Brothers Sunset half marathon on July 20 in Hoffman Estates. The 10-year-old from Batavia finished the race at 2:24:26 to place third in his age group. Tiffany Dore (right) was Bohac’s coach and ran with Bohac during the race.

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The St. Charles East junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders took first place overall July 17 at the UCA Ironman Cheer Competition in Sandwich. Each team competed against seven Illinois high schools to take first in the dance sequence, tumbling sequence, stunt sequence and overall routines. In addition to overall team awards, seniors Victoria Hansen, Kacy Carpenter and Courtney Hovious were named UCA All-American cheerleaders. Kacy Carpenter, Alexia Stelmar, Oliva Lutz and Arielle Gardner were also named Stunt Group Champions. The team as pictured: (back row left to right) coach Johnnie Buckley, Courtney Hovious, Victoria Hansen, Kennedy Gift, Fiona Dugan, Nicole Sciurba, Peyton Zylke, Miranda Doria, Alyssa Karamitsos, Parker Kresl, Arielle Gardner, Cara Lombardo, Sarah Collati, coach Tawny Powers; (center): Taylor Sharkey, Lauren Curcio, Emily Fortier, Sydnie LiCausi, Kayla Painter, Kaylah Schukas, Isabella Keys, Meghan Glowinski, Gabby Schneider, Michelle Kohlert, Hayden Delgado, Kaitlin Choate, Mackenzie Kos; (front row) Carolyn Hovious, Kacy Carpenter, Marisa LaGioia, Ashley Senger, Ellen Woods, Lauren Mende, Keaton Daly, Isabella Raimondi, Aly Bartolomei, Megan Rozylowicz, Alexia Stelmar, Makenzi Brown, Olivia Lutz and Anna Hopkins.

SPORTS NEIGHBORS BULLETIN BOARD 14U, 16U and 18U age groups. • BOARD Continued from page 28 On Aug. 6, tryouts will take place at Batavia High School for 12U and 14U age groups (5 p.m. check-in, 5:30 p.m. start time) and at Kaneland High School for 16U and 18U age groups (5 p.m. check-in, 5:30 p.m. start time). On Aug. 8, tryouts will take place at Kaneland for 14U, 16U and 18U age groups (5 p.m. check-in, 5:30 p.m. start time). On Aug. 10, tryouts will take place at Kaneland for the 12U,

For the 12U, check-in is 8:30 a.m. and the start time is 9 a.m. For the 14U, 16U and 18U groups, will take place at Kaneland (12:30 p.m. check-in, 1 p.m. start time). Also on Aug. 10, tryouts will take place at Frontier Park in Naperville for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age groups. Check-in for 12U and 14U will have a 4:30 p.m. check-in and 5 p.m. start time, and a 6:30 p.m. check-in with a 7 p.m. start time for 16U and 18U.

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Outing at Eaglebrook to raise money for firefighters Make a day playing 18 holes extraordinary for the survivors of fallen firefighters. Join members of the Geneva Fire Department on Aug. 12 at Eaglebrook Country Club for the fifth National Fallen Firefighters Annual Golf Outing. This best-ball

tournament is one in a series of nationwide golf tournaments organized by local volunteers to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The tournament is open to the public and the $100 a golfer fee includes use of the driving range, putting green, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, pizza lunch and chicken marsala dinner. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and shotgun tee-off is at noon. “It’s not a serious day of golf. It’s certainly not the PGA

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Continued from page 29 The program has grown to include over 30 regional golf tournaments across the country and has raised almost $2,000,000 to help the NFFF provide programs and services for surviving family members, including scholarships, workshops and conferences, and educate firefighters on preventing fire service injuries and fatalities.

3-on-3 basketball tournament Aug. 10-11 Registration is underway for the Craig Hodges Hoops for Humanity Restore 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which is set for Aug. 10 and 11 at Westfield Fox Valley Center, 4100 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. The event will benefit Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Senior- and youth-division games will be held at the center. Opened in April 2011, the ReStore is a 28,000-square-foot retail operation selling new and used building materials to the public at discount prices. Old and young, male and female, experienced to no experience are invited to play in the tournamemt. The tourney is staged by Team Hoops of Charlestown, Ind., which produces, manages and promotes 3-on-3 basketball and 4-on-4 flag football tournaments. Tournaments are officiated by trained referees and are governed by easy-to-understand rules, structured around three-player basketball teams. Games are played on a half court setting with a regulation goal. For information, contact Gary Darby at mrhoops@ teamhoops.com.

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Youth group builds community with love Not since I had my last baby 12 years ago have I been this tired. Bone tired. Every fiber of my being tired. And dirty, filthy and sweaty, sweaty with a capital “S,” tired. But for some bizarre reason, I can’t wait to do it all over again. Last week Noah and I traveled to Grand Rapids, Minn., along with 28 members of his youth group from the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva and several other chaperones to help frame a three-bedroom house for an Itasca County Habitat for Humanity partner family. As mind-numbingly tiring as it was and as much as I missed my girl Holly – whom I’d never before been away from for so long – I soon found myself jotting notes about things I need to invest in for next year’s trip – including a better airbed (our group was generously hosted by the Grand Rapids Assembly of God church, whose facilities provided us with a very comfortable home away from home), a bandana (for all that sweat!) and a sturdier tool belt. Because, I quickly realized, we really were there to build a house. And these kids really intended to pull it off. And they did. In fact, after a mere nine hours of work, our group framed and raised four exterior walls. I still can’t believe it. Sarah and Audrey Jonke “rocked” the miter saws – making the house and shed (which the kids, including Noah, a member of the affectionately dubbed “shed crew,” also built) so incredibly square. Ben Stibal, Rachel Benjamin, David Montgomery, Mary Phillips, Abby Zacker and so many others, capably led by chaperone Steve Justis – who just happens to be a certified shop teacher and is a 10-year veteran of UUSG Habitat trips – laid-out and nailed the cut pieces together. There’s not a slacker among them. As pumped as we all were,

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose though, we knew that the pace wasn’t the point. “Take your time. It’s not a race,” said Larry Pickeral, project manager for Itasca Habitat, when the hammering began in earnest. We weren’t just building a house, he reminded us. Indeed. As one of my new favorite young people, Aron Bartozsek, so aptly put it during our youth group’s worship gathering one evening, “This isn’t the only house we’re building.” I do believe he’s right. There is so much yet to learn, beyond cool construction lingo like “cat’s paw,” “cripple” and “short stud,” and how to safely use a nail gun and miter saw. (Oh yes I did!) Indeed, our group is learning how to build community. And not just the one on 6th Street in Grand Rapids. But this experience wasn’t all work and no play, and not just because of the amazing brownies baked by ladies from area churches who fed us lunch every day at the build site, or the sweet visit from an ice-cream truck one hot afternoon. It was great fun working alongside these young people, who eagerly took Noah and me in and showed us, and each other, the ropes. We, and several others, were newbies, but for a few of the kids, this was their fourth Habitat trip. Pickeral, with great patience and no shortage of good humor, coached us all. “My favorite day is the day they get here,” Pickeral said of UUSG’s sixth annual visit to Grand Rapids. “My second favorite day is the day they leave,” he quipped, as something that can only be described as “Santa”

community, too. But it’s a steep learning curve. For everyone. For example, UUSG’er Miss Anna Masini, though not a huge fan of heights, managed, within short order, to zip up and down her ladder, safely wielding the nail gun like a pro. And dear Luci Whiting, who possesses the voice of an angel and serenaded us all week, was the first of several who tackled hand-sawing her “door,” a board in the threshold of a doorway of the newly- framed house. As tradition dictates, newbies must muster Photo by Jeffrey Stibal the strength to do this, Members of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva youth group recently and then each one is spent a week in Grand Rapids, Minn., framing a house for an Itasca County rewarded with the wood he frees from the frame. Habitat for Humanity partner family. (Luci, hardly a newbie, didn’t get a chance to do Author’s note one, last year.) It’s a talisman of sorts, a badge of honor. To support the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva’s next Habitat for Humanity I still get chills when I project, mail donations to UUSG, P.O. Box 107, Geneva, IL 60134, Attention “Habitat recall Bartozsek’s telling Project.” The program has been going strong for 13 years since it was initiated by what this experience was church member Hal Schulman. like for him, last year. His, autographed by his fellow Habitat-ers, hangs love was showered on him by the 5-year-old Jase, will eventually, in his bedroom. Noah cut perhaps by Christmas, get to buy his last Friday. He has yet to kids. The affection and admiraand live in this house. tion is clearly mutual. Pickeral decide where his will end up. When she motioned to describes the hardworking It seems there’s much Jordan, who’d been working UUSG Habitat group, led by more going on here than mere alongside the other teenagers Laura Laughlin, as “the cream house-building. on the shed crew, to come watch of the crop.” I can still hear the kids the first wall of his new home go “Everyone looks forward to encouraging each other. up, a beautiful dragonfly landed this week,” volunteered Picker“You can do this,” they right in the middle of one of al’s son, Brandon Pickeral, an cheered, as they each took the studs. A sign of good luck, Itasca Habitat volunteer. But no their turns and mastered that perhaps? one looked forward to this one stubborn saw. Later, I noticed that a small more than Tena Buesing. Build community one dog had wandered into the wood “I never knew the sound of house at a time? Yes, they can. pile. hammering could be so beautiYes, we can. “Who’s this?” I asked, as I ful,” she said Monday morning, bent down to scoop him up. as she surveyed the site of so • Jennifer DuBose lives in “I’ll take that,” Buesing said, many young people helping her Batavia with her husband, Todd, as she smiled and returned him to build her new home. and their two children, Noah to her new next-door neighbor. Buesing, along with her two and Holly. Contact her at editoriSeems she knows how to build sons, 14-year-old Jordan and al@kcchronicle.com.


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Learning to Grow: The serviceberry tree By CATHERINE HARRINGTON editorial@kcchronicle.com Serviceberry, also called Juneberry, (Amelanchier) is a native tree or shrub that produces bluish fruit – small berries similar to blueberries in size and color that are loved by birds and many other forms of wildlife. Serviceberries were given their common name by the colonists. Historically, a blooming serviceberry sent a message that the ground had thawed enough for the colonists to bury their dead. Thus serviceberry meant funeral service. Since the serviceberry flowers a bit earlier than redbuds or dogwoods, they remain a treat for early pollinators. You can buy Amelanchier as a singleor multi-trunk tree. Either way, it is easy to grow when planted in moist, well-drained soil. It thrives in full to partial sun. This is a perfect tree for small lots. At maturity, it stands 15 to 25 feet tall and about 15 feet across. Should you wish to simply enjoy the cloud of white spring flowers and the vibrant fall splash of red-orange color, grow the single trunk specimen. However, the multi-trunk tree makes access to the berries easier to harvest if you choose to do so. Yes, these berries are edible and they do not ripen all at once but in intervals. They make delicious pies, jams and jellies. You do not see these berries offered commercially as harvesting is labor

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Serviceberry, also called Juneberry (Amelanchier), is a native tree or shrub that produces bluish fruit – small berries similar to blueberries in size and color. intensive; each berry must be plucked individually and they must be ripe or you will not be able to pull them from the stem. I have enjoyed having this tree in my yard for many years. Perhaps you have space in your gar-

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‘Act of Killing’ director Oppenheimer delves into Indonesia’s dark past By ANN HORNADAY The Washington Post Here’s how you interview Joshua Oppenheimer: Turn on recording device. Ask question. Allow approximately 55 minutes to one hour for the answer, which will cover everything from his new documentary, “The Act of Killing,” to the nature of evil, the myth of “fly-onthe-wall” filmmaking, globalization, preCGI special effects and the psychology of trauma. Turn off recording device. Oppenheimer, an intense, compactly built man of 38, has come to Washington to talk about “The Act of Killing,” but the visit is also a homecoming: He grew up in the District of Columbia, first on Capitol Hill, then in Takoma Park and finally in Chevy Chase, the son of a University of Maryland political science professor and labor lawyer. “This is home,” he says at the downtown office where he’s been doing interviews. A few moments later, Oppenheimer has launched into a long, neatly organized chronology of how he came to make “The Act of Killing,” a film that recounts the mass murders of communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals in Indonesia in 1965 and 1966 and documents the massacres’ pernicious aftermath. The film, which was given its premiere last year at the Telluride Film Festival, has been a sensation on the festival circuit for its artful fusing of cinematic artifice and truth at its rawest and most unnerving. Oppenheimer not only found a death squad leader and his followers who would speak candidly about their crimes they committed 50 years ago, but they also re-enact those episodes, in lurid, amateurish improvisations derived from the Hollywood genre films they imitated during their most heinous actions. The result is a chilling account of slaughters that still reverberate throughout Indonesia in the form of corruption, cynicism and fear. The film also operates as a surreal meta-meditation on the grammar of violence, the legacy of colonialism, self-deception and the possibility of remorse. For Oppenheimer, it all started with the simple question of what happened in Indonesia in the 1960s,

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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer’s new documentary, “The Art of Killing,” deals with the death squads that patrolled Indonesia in the 1970s. which he started asking on his previous project, “The Globalization Tapes.” Oppenheimer was living in London, having studied film at Harvard University and as a Marshall Scholar, and he was working with former classmate Christine Cynn on developing experimental documentaries. Oppenheimer and Cynn were commissioned by the International Union of Food and Agricultural Workers to make a documentary in a country where workers were trying to form a union, and the team found itself in Indonesia, filming workers on an oil palm plantation. “I didn’t know Indonesian yet, I didn’t know about the killings,” Oppenheimer recalls. “And it turned out the biggest obstacle that these women had in organizing a union was fear.” Oppenheimer discovered that many of the workers’ parents and grandparents had been in unions in the early 1960s and then were accused of being communist sympathizers when the military dictator Suharto came to power. “They were placed in concentration camps by the army in ’65, and then dispatched out to civilian death squads that would take them to riverbanks and

kill them,” Oppenheimer said. “And [the people we interviewed] were afraid this could happen again.” After completing “The Globalization Tapes,” Oppenheimer and Cynn returned to Indonesia almost immediately, “knowing this was a very important history that we didn’t really understand.” As they conducted interviews, survivors urged them to speak to the killers themselves, who were living not just openly but also proudly with their brutal history. What Oppenheimer discovered was that the killers – who call themselves “gangsters” – still operate with impunity in Indonesian culture, bragging of their past deeds and continuing to intimidate their victims’ descendants. (Cynn eventually left the production, and Oppenheimer worked with several anonymous Indonesian crew members, including his co-director.) “My questions started to shift from ‘What happened?’ to ‘What is the function of this boasting?’” Oppenheimer recalls. If “The Act of Killing” has a star, it’s Anwar Congo, a lean, gray-haired former death squad leader in North Sumatra, whom Oppenheimer met after interviewing dozens of perpetrators. For their first interview together, Congo took the filmmaker to a rooftop where he used to dispatch his victims. He uses a companion to demonstrate how he garroted people with a piece of wood and some wire. Congo turns out to be a bizarre protagonist, compelling and even engaging as a guide through Indonesia’s darkest chapters, repellent in his self-justification and lack of empathy, pathetic in his bravado. At one point on the roof, after he re-enacts the murder, he begins to dance, explaining that he often went out partying after killing people. “When Anwar dances on the roof, I was shocked, I was outraged,” Oppenheimer says, recalling the moment. Oppenheimer, who’s now based in Copenhagen, says that “The Act of Killing” has been well received in Indonesia. His hope is that “The Act of Killing” will be the first step on a long road toward a public reckoning, with truth commissions, trials, reconciliation rituals and a presidential apology.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips tor. This would be a deal-breaker with some women. Dear Abby: My husband has erectile dysfunction for which he takes medication. He gets it from a friend. I have discovered he takes the medication with him when he travels. He swears he isn’t cheating on me and that he’s faithful. Should I believe him? – Suspicious In Arizona Dear Suspicious: I confess, my knee-jerk reaction after reading your letter was, “Uh-oh!” Then I picked up the phone and called Bruce Landres, M.D., in Los Angeles. His first words were, “That’s an interesting question.” He then went on to say that if your husband has prostate problems in addition to his erectile dysfunction, you should believe him, because last October the FDA approved a low dose of one particular E.D. drug for the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). (This low dose is not enough to assist in

infidelity.) You should discuss this further with your husband because it would be much safer for him to get this kind of medication from his physician, who knows his medical history, since E.D. drugs can sometimes cause serious side effects. P.S. Another thought: It’s also possible your husband watches adult videos when he travels and needs “the pill” for his own entertainment. Dear Abby: My mother-in-law passed away five months ago. I was given the option of taking a winter coat of hers, which I accepted. When would it be appropriate to wear it around the family? – Still Mourning In Wisconsin Dear Still Mourning: I’m sorry for your loss. The time to wear the coat would be when the temperature drops enough that you feel you need it. And when you do, if someone should recognize it and comment, just say you are wearing her coat because it helps you feel closer to her. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Enlarged hernia should be surgically repaired Dear Doctor K: I have an inguinal hernia. Do I need to have it repaired? If so, what will the procedure involve? Dear Reader: An inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestine bulges through a weak spot in the abdominal wall, near the groin. The bulge can be small or large. There is a wall of tissue between our intestines and other abdominal organs and the skin of our belly. That wall is composed of muscles and a tough layer called fascia. You see the muscles when a person has trained his abdominal muscles so intensively that he has “washboard abs.” That wall of tissue is supposed to keep the intestines and other abdominal organs inside the abdomen. But holes can develop in that wall. When a part of the intestines pushes out through the hole, it’s called a hernia. When the hernia occurs in a particular area in the groin, it’s called an inguinal hernia. (I’ve put an illustration of an inguinal hernia on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) Men are more likely than women to develop this kind of hernia. At first, an inguinal hernia may not cause symptoms, or it may cause only heaviness or pres-

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff sure in the groin. As the hernia grows, it produces an abnormal bulge under the skin near the groin. It is likely to become larger and more uncomfortable until it is repaired. As the hernia enlarges, there’s a small chance that a portion of herniated intestine may become trapped and unable to slide back into the abdomen. If this happens, the trapped intestine can twist and die because its blood supply is cut off. An inguinal hernia will not heal on its own. If your hernia is causing any symptoms, or has become even a little larger, you should talk to your doctor about having it surgically repaired. Hernia repair may be done through open or laparoscopic surgery. Both usually are done on an outpatient basis. Most inguinal hernias are repaired by open surgery. The surgeon makes an incision in your groin, then pushes the herniated tissue back into place. He or

she repairs the hernia – the hole in the wall of tissue – by stitching together the edges of the hole. It’s no different from stitching together a hole in a shirt. A small piece of synthetic mesh material reinforces the area to prevent another hernia. In laparoscopic hernia repair, a surgeon makes small incisions in the abdominal wall. He or she then inflates the abdomen with a harmless gas and inserts a laparoscope, a tube-like instrument with a small video camera and surgical instruments, through the incisions. Viewing the internal scene on a monitor, the surgeon pushes the herniated intestine back into place. The hernia opening is repaired with surgical staples. Laparoscopic surgery usually has a faster recovery time than open surgery. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of surgery. Talk to your surgeon about which option is best for you.

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and have lived with my father and stepmother for two years. My mother died four years ago, and for two years it was just my dad and I. Those were good days. When my mother was alive, my life was great. Now my days are miserable. My stepmother and I don’t see things the same way. We argue a lot about everything from doing my chores to the music I listen to. The argument always ends when she shouts, “Shut up, young lady, and go to your room, and stay there until your father gets home.” It doesn’t matter who is in our house. She always screams at me, making me feel very embarrassed. Yesterday, my best friend and I came over to our house after school. I told her I had made cookies the night before, and we could down a few with milk. But when we got there, my stepmother was in a bad mood and said, “No cookies because I don’t want you to ruin your appetite for dinner.” I told her that I baked the cookies, and my friend and I and should be able to eat a couple and that I would still be hungry for dinner. She then blew up and told me to go to my room immediately and then she told my friend that it was time for her to go home. She thinks that shouting orders is the best way to communicate. I have discussed this problem with my father, and he always just says that I’ve got to obey my stepmother. I’m a good student and I’ve never ever been in any sort of trouble at school. I don’t hate my stepmother – I just hate the way she operates. She never had any chil-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace dren of her own, so she doesn’t know how to be a good, kind, compassionate parent. I think I could learn to like her a little bit more if she would stop yelling and screaming at me. Please tell me why a parent has to scream at a child. Is it because the parent wants to show who is the boss? – Nameless, Geneva Dear Nameless: When parents scream, it’s usually a sign they are floundering in their role and don’t know how to handle the situation effectively. Family dilemmas of this sort can only be solved by reason, patience and kindness – and somebody has to get the ball rolling. When things are calm and there is no disagreement, tell your stepmother that you wish things could be this nice all the time. Be respectful and polite and ask her if the two of you could work things out so that there would be no conflict in your home. Tell her that you are willing to discuss your rules with her and agree on what is necessary and fair so that the anger and yelling will stop. It would also be helpful to get your father involved, and the three of you could sit down together and work out basic family ground rules that are fair to everyone. This would help to develop family unity, and everyone would feel more comfortable. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year, and it has been wonderful. He’s amazing and sweet. We went to the movies for our anniversary and about 50 minutes into it, he turned to me, said he didn’t like the movie and he wanted to leave. I was enjoying it, but I didn’t want to force him to watch it, so we left. When we were out of the theater I asked him why he didn’t like it, and he told me he didn’t want to discuss it. I pressured him for an answer a little bit, but he told me to forget it. This has been bugging me. Should I leave it alone? I am confused about why he won’t tell me. – Puzzled In The Multiplex Dear Puzzled: There may have been something in the movie that made your boyfriend uncomfortable. Perhaps it triggered a memory of something in his past that he didn’t want to be reminded of. Or, he may have been bored by the film and so centered on himself that he didn’t care that you were enjoying it. Your boyfriend may be wonderful and amazing, but he also appears to be a poor communica-

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1800 W Hawthorne Dr. West Chicago, Il 60185 630-386-4800 www.illinois-central.com

DRIVER - DENTAL LAB Dental Lab Driver needed. Parttime. Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday between 8:30am-3:00pm. $8.25 per hour. Email Resume to: GenevaDent84@yahoo.com

“LARGE” LOST CAT: On Sat. May 4th by Beith Rd & Meredith Rd in Maple Park by a cornfield.

FRI, SAT, SUN JULY 26, 27, 28 9AM - 4PM

Orange Tabby with 4 white paws, white chest, 10 yrs. old. Neutered. Large Reward! 630-709-5471

CAT FOUND - male black & white cat on East side of Batavia. Highlands area. Very friendly, craves attention! Wants desperately to be a indoor cat again! Please call 630-406-0902 IPOD TOUCH found in grass by sidewalk on South Millcreek Dr. in Geneva, call to identify 630-780-4637

4 ESTATES AT ONE LOCATION

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Old clocks, vintage & new clothing, vintage to old & semi new furniture, cabinets + shelving for a store, old candy jars, vintage jewelry

& LOTS MORE!

(near Route 31) Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27, 8am- 2pm each day

QUALITY CONTROL

TOOL REDUCTION AUCTION

Full Time, 1st Shift

793 Springer Dr, Lombard, IL 60148

Items to be sold include furniture, tow hitch cargo tray, lawn utility wagon, artwork, childrens toys, home decor items, and much more.

Compressors, Carts, Hand trucks, Ladders, Power tools, Misc.

BATAVIA

Core Hours Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm

Saturday, August 3 – 10:00 am

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of food safety programs, i.e. HACCP and GMPs. Knowledge and previous experience in a quality related field is preferred. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) and proficiency in MS Word and Excel would be a plus.

847-546-2095

EOE/M/F/V/D

5N264 Rt 31

1605 Millview Drive

OBENAUF AUCTION SERVICE, Inc.

Attn: Human Resources 258 May Street Sycamore, IL 60178 Fax 815-895-0907

525 S. MAIN ST.

Don't Miss This One!

The successful candidate would be responsible for inspection/analysis of raw materials, in-process and finished products in accordance with customer specifications and company standards, and monitoring food safety systems.

The Suter Company

JULY 27 & 28 10AM-6PM

BATAVIA

The Suter Company is seeking Assembler for 2nd shift working Monday-Thursday from 5:30pm to 4:00am with overtime as needed.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including an exceptional bonus program. To join our team, you can apply in person Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or send your resume to:

FRI & SAT JULY 26 & 27 8AM - 5PM

Home goods, furniture, (2) bedroom sets, kitchen items, collectible plates & glassware, dishes, yard tools, linens, clothing, books, jewelry, tools

Local food manufacturer in business since 1925 has an immediate opening for a Quality Control Technician.

Successful candidates must have a HS diploma or GED. Prior food packaging experience a plus.

BURLINGTON

106 W. SPRAGUE

Full Time

Primary responsibilities include: assemble product into packages and/or boxes, open & empty boxes of product, operate equipment within the work area, accurately stack/palletize products, complete required documentation and move pallets with a hand jack, assist with thorough machine cleaning.

ST. CHARLES

We provide a work environment committed to safety, quality and continuous improvement. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, flexible environment and are willing to work flexible hours, please send your resume or apply in person at:

The Suter Company Attn: Human Resources 258 May Street Sycamore, IL 60178 Fax 815-895-0907 Email: mzayas@suterco.com EOE

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Round Lake, IL #444.000105

324 1st Street Thursday - Saturday 8am - 5pm. Weather permitting.

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THURS, FRI, SAT JULY 25, 26, 27 8AM - 4PM 5N240 Huntershill Dr. Furniture, household, collectibles, rugs, tools & MORE!

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FRI & SAT 9-3 1N330 Northway Dr.

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SEVEN HOUSEHOLDS OF ITEMS!! Patio chairs, fertilizer spreader, small desk, lamps, kitchen items, outdoor and indoor kids toys, books, printers, scanner, old camera set, SPORTSCARDS, car cover, child bike carriers. Womens shoes (about 100 pair), purses (about 75), racks of womens, mens and small girls clothing. Baby boutique hair bows, headbands,home items, costumes, compound miter saw, lawn edger,mystery boxes, kids bike, stroller, baby items and more!!! Something for almost everyone!

Baby gear, toys, clothes, household, holiday décor items, drum set, loft bed & MORE!!

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GENEVA

110 Westhaven Cr AMAZING DESIGNER SALE Fri, July 26th, 9am – 4pm Sat, July 27th, 9am-2pm Women's clothing, jewelry, tons of furniture, antiques, art, hsehld, garden, weight bench, Nintendo, computer games.

GENEVA

GENEVA July 26-27, Fri & Sat, 9 – 3 550 Bloomfield Circle Women's clothing & accessories, Designer Brands: Guess, Ralph Loren & BCBG, sizes 0 – 8, women & men's shoes, incl. Prada & Puma, Holiday & Home décor & various furn. items & sportng gds.

Moving Sale

Saturday 7/27 8-1 out comic books, scuba gear, hardware, 5 drawer file cabinet, red wagon, toys, household decorations, furniture

GENEVA

229 Lineas Lane

GENEVA

Pillow top firm queen set, men's clothing, household and paint items, tools, books, Singer sewing machine, CDs, DVDs, Dansk stoneware, amethyst glass dishware, shelf units, microwave cookware and much more.

Geneva Sat & Sun 10a-7p 240 N. Cambridge Dr. 80 Years in Making! 100's of antiques, collectibles, household, kitchen, appliances, office equipment & furniture, garden, cut glass, patio set, glassware, electronics, & much more!

HINCKLEY

Friday 7/26 8am-3pm Sat 7/27 8am-12pm Solid wood entertainment center, desk and chair, trolling motor, porch swing, exercise equipment, monitor. Household items and much more

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ST CHARLES

SYCAMORE

Vintage & antique glass, women's clothes, shoes, purses, baby boy clothes, toys, household items, jewelry Too much to list !!!

North Aurora Downsizing Sale

Priced to Sell!

Thursday 7/25-Saturday 7/27 9-3

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Maple Double Bed with Headboard, Footboard & Side Rails. Excellent Condition! $60.00 After 12:00 P.M. 847-658-8673

DVD/CD player, 7 Disc

Used, king-size Tempur-Pedic, $75. 847-525-4569 ~ 847-791-0605

Friday and Saturday 8 am - 3 pm Children's clothing: girls up to 3T and boys up to 5T. Toys, puzzles, books, baby items, playsaucer, and MORE. Everything in great condition and priced to sell. Lemonade Stand!

ST CHARLES

805 Indiana Ave Friday 7/26 & Saturday 7/27 8–2 Huge Sale from small to large items. Antiques, carpets, end tables, household items and more! Lots of stuff.

JVC, $50. 847-830-9725

Mid-century Tell City sideboard with hutch in Colonial Maple. $80. 630-485-8177 Unique Dolphin Coffee Table & End Table w/Beveled Glass Tops. TV 32” Insignia Older works perfect, $60, 20” $100. Navy Blue Love Seat. Plaid Chair w/Ottoman. $100 each. TV/VCR Toshiba, older, 20” Can Email photos 630-443-6082 Mitsubishi TV – 35” - Perfect condition, In solid oak casing $100 obo. 630-377-5410

Powerhouse Home Gym PMEX 1501. $100 630-673-3672 Weight Bench. Weider Pro 245 Exerciser. Leg Curl. $100 630-673-3672

BOXWOOD STOVE ~ DELUXE ~

DEHUMIDIFIER – Soleus, 70 pint Humidistat. Energy Star, 15”x22”. Great Condition. $150. 630-208-6277 Dishwasher New – Whirlpool Quiet Partner I 24” x 33”, White, $200 630-208-6277 Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Freon Tank – 30lb. - Not Used $225. 630-377-5410 RANGE – GE XL White Gas Range. 30” x 46”. Good Condition. $200. 630-208-6277 REFRIGERATOR – GE Side By Side Refrigerator – Freezer. 38”-69”. White. $250. 630-208-6277

Misc household items, office supplies, collectibles, furniture & MUCH MORE!!

Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring?

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Chest and Shelf Unit

Taken from a retiring law office in Indiana decades ago. Chest approx 4 ft. long. Bookcases can stack on top or stand alone, $300. 847-525-4569 ~ 847-791-0605 CHILD'S DESK & CHAIR SET: Very sturdy, top lifts for storage. $65. St. Charles area. 312-731-9009

Desk ~ Kimball

Cherry with mirror, $250. Antique Oak Commode, $150. 815-899-2145 Call aft 3:30pm LP's, 78 & 45, $100. 630-232-7054

38W624 DEAN ST.

Vogelzang, 106,000 BTU. Perfect condition! $150. 815-385-5145

WASHER-DRYER – Maytag Washer & Dryer. Heavy Duty. Extra Capacity, beige. $300. 630-208-6277

Old Cameras & Radios

FRI & SAT JULY 26 & 27 8AM - 2PM

GOING FAST! Registered, first shots, $400. 815-520-5909

“Shadow” Ping Pong Table on Wheels. Like New $75 630-406-6350 Afternoons

Oak Potato Box 24 x 16 x 18 – Has lid. $100. 630-466-7220

2 Radio Control Cars, Grass Hopper & Datsun Pickup. Both Working w/2 Radios, Battery & Charger. Plus Spare parts/tools. $125/All, Saint Charles 630-464-7049

Wooden Punchbowl Includes: Lazy Susan, Bowl, Ladle & 13 snifter/cups $45 630-466-7220

A-1 AUTO

Originally bought from mfg plant approx 20 years ago. Main part 30"x66". Has L attachment 20"x44". Lap drawer, 2 right-hand drawers, pull-out table-top. L attachment has file drawer with dividers, $200. 847-525-4569 ~ 847-791-0605

LaBarge Mirror

CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

LAWN MOWER - TORO

2000 FORD TAURUS Chain Saw. McCullough Eager Beaver. 16” $75 630-879-8517 Generators (2). All Power 1000W & Coleman 2500W. $175/both. 630-879-8517

178,000 miles, runs good, good tires, clean. $1800/obo 815-901-6275 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Silver. Automatic. 2 Door. Good condition. 100K mi. $2700 630-879-6836

2008 FORD ESCAPE Cargo Holder w/Ramp Aluminum Frame w/Fold Down Ramp for Wheelchair use. Can hold 500lbs. $75 firm 847-888-0451

Red Metallic, 4 Cylinder, A/C, AM/FM CD Radio, Auto TM, 4 New Michelin Tires and Front Disc Brakes. Excellent Condition, $9,900. 630-661-7125 Aft 5PM

Commercial Game X-box Display Stand – 7' tall – Has TV & Sound 2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 System. Lights up, Has Wii Game. 4.7L V8, 191K miles, rebuilt trans. New frame, new alternator, bedliner Fun for Family! $350 obo and hard cover, $3000. 847-741-8276 aft. 5pm 847-489-1868

MAGAZINES~FREE

Retired Electrician selling some material, tools and some personal items. Call Art: 630-879-8517

!!!!!!!!!!!

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

815-814-1964 or

Fine Woodworking and Fine Home Building 1999 Chevy Trailblazer Loaded. 107,000 miles. Magazines, Multiple Years. Asking $3,100. Call Kay anytime at 815-385-5145

File Cabinet – 4 Drawer, Good Condition - 52”H x 15”W x 25”D HOME DECOR SALE $35. 847-608-8259 10am-6pm TENT CANOPYS (2) 10x10 made by Rubbermaid. Poles, ropes, and Shop downtown Sycamore stakes included. $10 each. ExcelFOLDING TABLE, folds in half July 26 - 28 at A Ruffled Nest. There will be unique vintage items Extends up to 12' long, 30” wide. lent condition. 630-443-6082 Moves on rollers. $75 each, along with beautiful painted have 2. 847-515-8012 furniture. We also do custom furniture painting. KIDS CUSTOM CABINET SPINET PIANO - kids grown, 116 S. California GREAT for a Playroom or Bedroom! may need tuning, you move. $800 New - Asking $150.00. JULY 26 5-8 Aurora. $500. 630-212-8530 6'x 5"x11.5. Can Email pic. JULY 27 & 28 10-2 630-484-5174 DON'T NEED IT? WINDSOR CHAIRS - 4 $35 for all, firm SELL IT FAST! 847-515-8012 Polished brass frame, border, artist signed, vintage Chinoiserie. Kane County Chronicle Classified Breaking News Reverse gold leaf w/glass overlay, Call 877-264-2527 or available 24/7 at beveled, $990. 262-249-0468 KCChronicle.com KCChronicle.com

SYCAMORE

Will BUY UR USED

22”, self propelled, electric start. Mulcher, $225. 630-232-1982 Riding Mower – 10Hp, 30”, Briggs & Stratton Engine - $350 630-335-0113 Rototiller – Yardman, 3-1/2 Hp, 1999 Toyota Avalon XLS 18” wide, Tuned. Excellent Black, 180K miles, nice cond, runs Condition $110. 630-232-0183 great! $2300 630-370-1517

Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Dresser ~ Antique

ST. CHARLES

BASSETT HOUND PUPS

Mattress & Wooden Drop-In Frame

1732 S. 4th Place

3S685 Terrace Dr. Inside & outside furniture, electronics/electronic piano, kitchen stuff/glassware, John Deere lawn tractor w/snow blower, tools, toys, decorator items/frames.

THURS 4PM-8PM FRI & SAT 8:30AM-4PM

Kenmore grill, Morotorcycle Jack Computer Accessories, 27" Sony TV, Google TV, Poker Table, Light Fixtures, WATER BED, ELECTRONICS, Wii Drum Set, Luggage Bag & LOTS MORE!!

Teacher resources, children's books, boys' clothes size 8-18, much miscellaneous.

Double Strollers (2)

847-830-9725

161 ASHWOOD DR. Alley between Horne and Mosedale.

1 slightly used $60, 1 new $80. 630-879-5341

TV/VCR Memorex $50/ea.

1004 Ash

JULY 26TH & 27TH 8AM-4PM

Fri 7/26 8am-3pm Sat 7/27 8am-1pm 588 Lexington Dr

Friday & Saturday July 26th & 27th 9am-2:30pm

Toys, 2T-4T Boys Clothes, Men's Clothes, DVD's, Toy Train Table, Strollers, Car Seats and Misc. Household items.

Union and Edison (6th)

631 COSTER CT

Amazing housewares, daybed, Pottery Barn Bedding sets, Parson chairs, xbox systems, games, clothes, battery kid cars, riprider, scooters, toys, games.

100 Mitchell Rd

~Priced to Sell~

HUGE GARAGE SALE

Friday 7/26 – Sunday 7/28 8am to 4pm

41W462 Brown Farm Ct.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE

GENEVA

285 Planters Row

Greencastle of North Aurora (formerly known as Christian Life Retirement Center)

Lots of household misc, appliances, clothes, books, furniture.

Saturday 7/27 8am-2pm Furniture, Home decor, Holiday items and much more!

St. Charles GARAGE SALE! Sat. 8-1pm

GENEVA Friday-Saturday 8:00-4:30

117 S. 6th St

NORTH AURORA HUGE INDOOR GARAGE/BAKE SALE

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815-756-7672

1999 FORD E-350 VAN

2012 Honda Rebel 550 mi. New. 70 mpg. $3600 FIRM. 630-251-1957

15 passenger, pw, pdl, a/c, new brakes. Good condition, $3,500. 815-501-1378

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 • Page 41 PUBLIC NOTICE

WANTED ROOM FOR RENT German student (male, 21 years) is looking for a host family in the Fox Valley area from August to January 847-531-8501

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on July 18, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as LEMONCLEAN located at 1540 Banbury Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174.

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

630-879-8300

Certificate I, Cara M. Schuster, Do Hereby Certify that I am the duly elected, qualified, and serving secretary of the Board of Library Trustees of the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia, Illinois, in the Counties of Kane and DuPage, Illinois, and, as such, am the keeper of the books and records of the Board of Library Trustees; and I Further Certify that the attached is a true and correct copy of "An Ordinance Approving and Adopting the Annual Budget and Appropriation for Library Purposes for the Fiscal Year Beginning 1 July 2013 and Ending 30 June 2014" (Ordinance 2013007). Given Under My Hand at Batavia, Illinois, this 16th day of July, 2013. Cara M. Schuster Secretary, Board of Library Trustees Ordinance 2013007

Dated: July 18, 2013.

Burlington Small Lower 1BR Stove, refrigerator, a/c, no pets. $625/mo + utilities + security. 847-341-0332

PUBLIC NOTICE

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID

(Published in the Kane County Bids for design of the Batavia Chronicle, July 20, 27 & August 3, Park District 2014 Brochure Series 2013.) (with an option for the Park District PUBLIC NOTICE to renew for an additional annual Porch overlooks Crystal Lake, series) will be accepted at the may have boat. Newly ASSUMED NAME Batavia Park District office and reremodeled. Excellent location, PUBLICATION NOTICE ceived no later than Tuesday, Augood schools, No pets. gust 13 at 10:00 a.m. $1,495/mo. 630-655-2888 Public Notice is hereby given Cell 630-899-8899 Specifications are available at that on July 23, 2013 a certificate the Park District office: 327 W. Wil- was filed in the office of the County PEPPER VALLEY son St, Batavia, Illinois, 60510. Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setCall (630) 879-5235 extension ting forth the names and addresses APARTMENTS of all persons owning, conducting 2022 for information. 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH and transacting the business $1,020 - $1,030 The Batavia Park District reserves known as LETY'S CUSTOM CRE2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH the right to reject any or all bids ATIONS & ALTERATIONS located at $1,046 - $1,056 and/or award the bid to the most 475 Dunham Rd., St. Charles, IL Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. responsible lowest bidder whose 60174. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, proposal is deemed to be advantablinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK. geous to the interests of the Batavia Dated: July 23, 2013. Park District. 630-232-7226 /s/ John A. Cunningham SOUTH ELGIN ~ LARGE 2BR Kane County Clerk Authorized by the Board of ComS. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. missioners of the Batavia Park DisGarage, $900 + utilities. (Published in the Kane County trict, Batavia, Illinois. 630-841-0590 Chronicle, July 27, August 3 & 10, Patrick Callahan, President 2013.) St. Charles - Newly Renovated Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 PUBLIC NOTICE NO PETS! 630-841-0590 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle July 27, 2013.) st ST. CHARLES 1 MO FREE! ASSUMED NAME Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from PUBLICATION NOTICE $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cookPUBLIC NOTICE ing gas, Appliances & laundry. Public Notice is hereby given 630-584-1685 LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID that on July 11, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Sealed bids for Printing the Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setBatavia Park District 2014 ting forth the names and addresses Crystal Lake 3-4BR Brochure Series (with an option for of all persons owning, conducting 1.5BA Cape Cod House the Park District to renew for up to and transacting the business Large wooded lot on Crystal 2 additional annual series) will be known as WORLD OF MOTORLake. May have boat. accepted at the Batavia Park Dis- WORKS located at 741 Hicks Premier location. Children welcome. No pets. $1,495/mo. trict office and received no later Drive, Elburn, IL 60119. than Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00 630-655-2888 a.m. at which time they will be Dated: July 11, 2013. Cell 630-899-8899 opened and publicly read aloud. /s/ John A. Cunningham Montgomery: 5BR, 3.5BA, 3000 Kane County Clerk sq. ft., 2 car gar., Yorkville Schools, Specifications are available at close to 88, pets OK, $1900/mo. the Park District office: 327 W. Wil+ utils., 630-460-0891 son St, Batavia, Illinois, 60510. (Published in the Kane County Call (630) 879-5235 extension Chronicle, July 20, 27 & August 3, WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4BR 2.5 BA 2013.) newer house, 2 car garage, base- 2022 for information. ment, storage big backyrd. $1590 Check us out online The Batavia Park District reserves Minutes from DeKalb. 847-338-5588 the right to reject any or all bids www.KCChronicle.com and/or award the bid to the most responsible lowest bidder whose proposal is deemed to be advantaTHE PRIVATE SORORITY Near St. Charles Library geous to the interests of the Batavia Quality, private living for employed Park District. women, teacher, nurse, divorcee. $400 incl. utils. 815-784-4137 Authorized by the Board of Commissioners of the Batavia Park District, Batavia, Illinois.

CRYSTAL LAKE Large, Sunny 2BR,1BA, st 1 floor Apt in Duplex

Patrick Callahan, President

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

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An Ordinance Approving and Adopting the Annual Budget and Appropriation for Library Purposes for Fiscal Year 20132014 Whereas, Illinois Statutes require the Library District to adopt a budget and appropriation ordinance specifying the objects and purposes of expenditures; and Whereas, a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance was available for public inspection on and after 14 June 2013; and Whereas, a public hearing on the tentative budget and appropriation ordinance was held on 16 July 2013 after due and proper notice was published in the Kane County Chronicle; and Whereas, the Board of Library Trustees wishes to adopt this budget and appropriation ordinance for fiscal year 20132014. Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained by the Board of Library Trustees of the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia, Illinois, in the Counties of Kane and DuPage, Illinois, as follows: Section 1. The Annual Budget and Appropriation for the Fiscal Year beginning 1 July 2013 and ending 30 June 2014, as described in Exhibit A, are hereby adopted. Section 2. There is budgeted and appropriated for the expenses and liabilities of the Library District for the following objects and purposes: Library Fund (Fund 10) $3,140,800 IMRF Fund (Fund 12) 142,500 FICA Fund (Fund 14) 118,500 230,000 Building, Equipment & Maintenance Fund (Fund 16) Liability Insurance & Risk Management Fund (Fund 18) 28,000 Audit Fund (Fund 20) 7,000 Publications Fund (Fund 21) 17,500 Special Reserve Fund (Fund 22) 962,000 Working Cash Fund (Fund 23) 203,309 Bond and Interest Fund (Fund 24) 715,800 Development Fund (Fund 28) 38,709 Total Appropriation (All Funds) $ 5,604,118 Section 3. Unexpended balances of proceeds received annually from public library taxes may be transferred to the Library District¡'s Special Reserve Fund (Fund 22) in accordance with Illinois Statutes. Section 4. No further appropriation shall be made except as allowed by Illinois Statutes. Section 5. This Ordinance is in full force and effect on the date of adoption. Section 6. The Library Director shall publish and file this Ordinance in accordance with Illinois Statutes.

c. Periodicals 20,000 d. Electronic Resources 85,000 e. Processing Supplies 44,000 Total Books & Other Materials 449,000 3. Operations a. Utilities 180,000 b. Office & Operating Supplies 52,000 c. Postage & Shipping 20,000 d. Printing & Advertising 52,000 e. Programs Presentation & Supplies 60,000 f. Automation Maintenance 92,000 g. Building & Grounds Maintenance 0 h. Equipment Purchase, Repair & Lease 145,300 i. Outside Professional Services 155,000 j. Bank Service Charges 3,500 Total Operations 759,800 4. Contingency & Special Projects 5,000 Total Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

3,140,800 $700,000

IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) Fund (Fund 12) 20132014 Budget Appropriation Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $0 Revenues 142,500 $142,500 Expenditures 142,500 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $0 FICA Fund (Fund 14) 20132014 Budget Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $7,000 Revenues 118,500 Expenditures 118,500 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $7,000

Library Fund (Fund 10) 2013-2014 Budget Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $700,000 Revenues 1. Property Tax 3,011,000 2. Corporate Replacement Tax 35,000 3. Fines & Fees 48,000 4. Grants 30,000 5. Gifts 5,000 6. Café Lease Income 6,800 7. Interest Income 5,000 Total Revenues 3,140,800 Expenditures 1. Personnel a. Salaries 1,690,000 b. Group Insurance 200,000 c. Payroll Processing 11,000 d. Professional Development 26,000 Total Personnel 1,927,000 2. Book & Other Materials a. Books 218,000 b. Audio-Visual Materials 82,000

Appropriation

Appropriation $118,500

Buildings, Equipment & Maintenance Fund (Fund 16) 20132014 Budget Appropriation $164,000 230,000 230,000 $230,000 $164,000

Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

Liability Insurance & Risk Management Fund (Fund 18) 20132014 Budget Appropriation Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $12,750 Revenues 28,000 28,000 Expenditures 28,000 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $12,750 Audit Fund (Fund 20) 20132014 Budget Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $1,680 Revenues 7,000 Expenditures 7,000 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $1,680

Ordinance 2013007 Passed by the Board of Library Trustees of the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia, IlliPublications Fund (Fund 21) nois, Counties of Kane and DuPage, Illinois, this 16th day of July, 2013. 20132014 Budget Approved: $3,363 Douglas S. Sullivan Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) 15,000 President, Board of Library Trustees Revenues Expenditures 17,500 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $863 Attested by: Cara M. Schuster Special Reserve Fund (Fund 22) Secretary, Board of Library Trustees 20132014 Budget Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $912,000 Ayes: Blodgett, Jakubowski, McGuire-Popeck, Schuster, Sullivan Revenues 50,000 Nays: None Expenditures 962,000 Absences: Von Lunen Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $0 Abstentions: None Annual Budget and Appropriation for 2013-2014

3,140,800

Working Cash Fund (Fund 23) 20132014 Budget Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $203,159 Revenues 150 Expenditures 203,309 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $0 Bond & Interest Fund (Fund 24) 20132014 Budget Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $194,200 Revenues? 715,800 Expenditures 715,800 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $194,200 ?Per Bond Issue Approved on 3 November 1998 Development Fund (Fund 28) 20132014 Budget Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $28,709 Revenues 10,000 Expenditures 38,709 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $0

Appropriation $7,000

Appropriation $17,500

Appropriation 962,000

Appropriation $203,309

Appropriation $715,800

Appropriation $38,709

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 27, 2013.)


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No. 0714 SHOW ME THE MONEY By Daniel A. Finan / Edited by Will Shortz

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13 Heckle or Jeckle of cartoons 19 Stoker who created Dracula 20 Womb, jocularly 21 Painful boo-boo

22 Winter stash, of a sort

23 Investing in a growth company 25 High-risk investments

27 Hardly paradeworthy, say

28 Antics

29 Ltd., in Lille

30 Hanging piece

31 Like one trying to hit a piñata, often

33 Pronged, as an electrical plug

34 Norwegian P.M. Stoltenberg

35 Vardalos of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”

36 Buttonhole, e.g.

37 Big picture: Abbr. 38 Con target 39 Shocked

42 Bolognese bride

For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554.

45 Sprint, e.g.

48 It should have no effect 50 “No bid”

52 Not so smooth 54 Without

55 Somewhat

57 One-third of Neapolitan ice cream: Abbr.

59 Like the right third of Ireland’s flag 60 Announcer Hall 61 Mrs. Capp and others

62 Add-on features 64 “Cómo ___?”

65 Money … or a hint to how six crossings in this puzzle are to be represented, superimposing one letter over another

68 Ora pro ___

71 Bully’s coercive comeback

72 Places for picks, informally

73 Admonishment to a puppy 76 Ticks off

78 Gospel singer Winans

79 “That’s nuthin’!” 80 Bead maker?

81 Request from a guest over an apartment intercom 83 Holiday attraction at a mall 85 Inaugurated 87Fame

89 Astronomical distances: Abbr.

4 Ones unlikely to write memoirs?

92 Yiddish laments

6 Gets around

91 Eventually

93 Faunus’s Greek counterpart

95 Beef

97 Ukr., e.g., once

98 Certain lap dogs, informally 100 ___ moons

101 French film award

102 The shortest one has only two verses 105 It appears at the top of a page

106 Instruments played with mallets 108 Bit of corporate attire

110 Quotation sources, once 112 Unrecoverable investment expenses 113 More swanky 114 Confab

115 Robert of “The Sopranos”

116 Draft status

117 Trying to pull a fast one

118 Certain 119 Beef

120 Corp. V.I.P.’s Down

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2 University town named after a Penobscot chief

3 Some liquid assets

5 Lacoste offering

9 Patient’s liability 10 Wilson of “The Internship”

11 Small role in “Austin Powers” movies

12 Ticket to the World Series

13 En ___

14 Source of the line “Thy money perish with thee”

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28 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees from Texas

32 “Not a peep!”

34 Fool

38 What best friends keep

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82 Warhol’s specialty

49 Ancient Greek coins 53 It’s a legal thing

56 Designer Mizrahi

41 Kids’ outdoor game

61 Australian beer brand

40 Song classic “___ to Be Unhappy”

58 See 62-Down

43 Baptism, e.g.

62 With 58-Down, financial topic of 2012-13

46 Head across the Atlantic

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66 Bar selections 68 Texans are part of it, in brief

69 Certain bank deposits

70 Key business figure 73 AA or AAA, maybe 74 Opera part 75 Disavow

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80 Briefing spot 84 Squirts

86 Without a contract 88 Crazies

90 Shoulder bone

94 Lead-in to 88-Down 96 Danish bread

98 Plays miniature golf 99 Constellation next to Taurus

100 Unionize? 101 Social level 103 Bottle unit 104 Arizona sights 106 Lamblike 107 Ship’s keel, e.g. 109 Radio station on TV

111 Automaker since 1974

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METHODIST

8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia (corner of Lincoln and Wilson) (630) 879-3444 www.bethanybatavia.org Summer Service 9:00 am with Holy Communion every Sunday. 4th Sunday of the month will be Contemporary Service. Coffee hour and courtyard chat following the service. Nursery care is available throughout the Sunday morning. Monthly Last Friday Community Supper 5:00-7:00 pm Free to the Community

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD !

Sanctuary 1S430 Wenmoth Rd. (630) 879-0785 www.sanctuaryag.com Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Bible studies and children’s Bible clubs for all ages

BAPTIST !

First Baptist Church of Geneva “Reach. Connect. Equip. Serve” East Campus (EC) 2300 South Street, Geneva Sunday: Traditional – 10:00 a.m. Worship Café – 10:00 a.m. West Campus (WC) 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva Saturday Worship - 5:00 PM Sunday, Contemp. 9:15 & 10:45 AM (630) 232-7068 www.fbcg.com Hand in Hand Christian Preschool: 630-208-4903

CATHOLIC !

Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main St., Batavia (630) 879-4750 Saturday Mass: 4:15 p.m. Sunday Masses: 6:30, 8:00, 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. Weekday Lenten Masses: 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Holy Day Masses: 7:00 p.m. Anticipatory, 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Confessions: Sat. After 8:30 a.m. Mass & 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Tues. 8:30 a.m. & Sat. 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic Healing Service & Chaplet, Tues. 6:00 p.m. Rosary for Life: 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Sun. to Sat. 1:00 p.m. Msgr Daniel Deutsch - Pastor

St. Peter Catholic Church 1891 Kaneville Rd., Geneva (630) 232-0124 Weekday Masses Monday-Thursday 7AM & 8AM Friday during Summer 7AM & 8AM Friday during School Year 7AM & 8:45 AM Saturday 8AM Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30PM Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 5PM Holy Day & Holiday Masses Call the church for Mass times on these special days Confessions: Monday through Friday, 7:30 -7:55 AM Saturday, 8:30-10:00 AM & 3:15-4:15 PM

St. Patrick Catholic Church (downtown) 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, IL 60174 Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon (Crane Road) 6N491 Crane Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175 Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.

COVENANT !

Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool 1314 W. Main St., Batavia. (630) 879-3721 bataviacov.com Sunday Worship Hours: • 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service • 10:00 am Coffee (Fellowship Hall) • 10:35 am Traditional Worship Service Preschool: (630) 879-3795

LUTHERAN !

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1145 N. 5th Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 1 mile N. of Rt. 64 on Rt. 25, (630) 584-2199 www.bethlehemluth.org Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m./ 9:15 a.m./ 10:30 a.m. Adult Learning, Sundays: 9:15 am/10:30 am Worship on Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Uplift on Saturdays 6:30 pm Teen led Praise Gathering Bethelem Preschool Center: Full Day Child Care/Half dayPreschool 630-584-6027

Geneva Lutheran Church “Serving Christ in the Heart of the Community” 301 South Third St., Geneva (630) 232-0165 www.genevalutheran.org Communion Worship Schedule Saturday – 5:30pm in Chapel Sunday - 9:00am in Sanctuary 10am - CoffeeHouse - free treats/beverages 10:15 am - Education Hour for ages 3 yrs.-adult Parents’ Day Out Program ages 2-5yrs. - M-F, 9:30am12:30pm or 10am-1pm age 4yrs., 12:30-3pm Building is ADA compliant.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & Preschool (Missouri Synod) 101 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles (Just South of St. Charles Library) (630) 584-8638 The Rev. Timothy P. Silber, Sr. Pastor Summer Worship Schedule: Saturday @ 5:30 p.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 10:00 a.m. Praise Worship All services elevator access St. Mark’s Nurturing Center Preschool for ages 2 – Pre K (630) 584-4850 www.stmarksstc.org

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Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (USA) A Welcoming Church 227 East Side Dr., Geneva (630) 232-7448 (1 blk. N. of Rt. 38.) (630) 232-7448 www.fvpres.com 8:30 a.m. Worship (informal) 10:00 a.m. Worship (traditional) 10:00 a.m. Church school Nursery Care Provided 8:30-11:00 a.m. Adult Breakfast Club 8:30 a.m. Confirmation (7-8th grd.) 4:00 p.m. Youth Group 7:00 p.m. The Growing Place Weekday Preschool We are a Stephen Ministry Church

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PRE-OWNED ANDERSON BMW

RAYMOND CHEVROLET

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MOTOR WERKS INFINITI

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AUTO GROUP GARY LANG MITSUBISHI

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River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

KNAUZ HYUNDAI

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409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE JEEP

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PAULY SCION

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AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CADILLAC

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ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

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888/800-6100

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KNAUZ NORTH

BIGGERS MAZDA

800-628-6087

800-628-6087

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

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2525 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174

105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER

www.motorwerks.com

ANDERSON MAZDA

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375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

www.knauzlandrover.com

6301 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

LIBERTY VOLKSWAGEN

Land Rover Lake Bluff 847-604-8100

GURNEE VOLKSWAGEN

MOTOR WERKS PORCHE

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Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

815-459-4000

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

800/935-5913

www.martin-chevy.com

888-553-9036

www.motorwerks.com

www.oharehyundai.com

RAY CHEVROLET

CALL FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN CHICAGOLAND

847/587-3300

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY

www.raychevrolet.com

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771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

800/407-0223

866/469-0114

www.bullvalleyford.com

www.rosenrosenrosen.com

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

ROSEN HYUNDAI

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY 111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

815/385-2000

BARRINGTON VOLVO MOTOR WERKS SAAB

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

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$29,900 347 Quinlan Avenue Beautiful level lot in Bridges of Rivermist is ready to build your dream home upon! Close to restaurants, movies & shopping. Call for builder suggestion. Quick close is possible! Drive by & just imagine your next home here! Prudential Starck Realtors Al Bowen 847-830-0081

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Brick front curb appeal in better than new condition! Stunning upgrades throughout ! 1st floor den! Sunroom! Decadent master quarters! J&J bath! 9’ ceiling bsmt. 3 car garage!

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Ranch home on 2 plus acres zoned for horses but yet only a minute to the Randall corridor! Perfect open floor plan has huge rooms! Gigantic vaulted kitchen! Oversized great room w/stone fireplaceFull basement! 2 car heated garage!

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Barely lived in 3400 sf gem! Enjoy pond views from the classy front porch elevation! Awesome maple & granite kitchen! Gigantic master suite! Heated garage! Sub grade school!

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St Charles $499,950 43W782 Twilight Lane Sprawling ranch of nearly 3000 sq ft. plus fully finished bsmt. Lower level has hdwd flrs, 2nd kit & lots of room to entertain! Sunrm opens to deck, 2 tier patio, fplc & koi pond w/waterfall. Beautiful master suite. Prudential Starck Realtors Al Bowen 847-830-0081

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