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Kane County U17 Phantoms head coach Oney Guillen watches Saturday’s game against Force Elite at the Sycamore Sports Complex in Sycamore.

LOOKING FORWARD Pet Parade set at North Aurora Days NORTH AURORA – The 31st annual North Aurora Pet Parade is set for Sunday at the North Aurora Friendship and Activities Center, which is on Routes 31 and 56, North Aurora. Advance registration is required. Judging begins at 1 p.m., and the parade heads for North Island Park starting at 2 p.m. For information, call 630-896-6664. The event is part of North Aurora Days.

Elburn Chamber seeks crafters for festival ELBURN – The Elburn Chamber of Commerce is seeking crafters to participate at Elburn Days, which takes place Aug. 16 to 18. Application can be found online at

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Anti-heroin message of Chris’ Walk offers hope By BRENDA SCHORY BATAVIA – Small crowds moved among the vendors and silent auction items at the Batavia Riverwalk Saturday afternoon while a live band played. Some ran a 5K, and others walked a mile. The sixth annual Chris’ Walk Against Substance Abuse is a remembrance of Vicky Foley’s son Chris, who died of a heroin overdose at 27 in 2007. But it is an awareness campaign, a call to action and a place where those affected by addiction can get support. Foley, of St. Charles, hosts the walk so other families would not have to suffer the same loss she has. Speakers included Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez and Coroner Rob Russell – and recovering heroin addict Penny Hammersley, 32. “By the grace of God, this Monday, I’ll have a year sober,” Hammersley said as the crowd applauded. “This has affected me since I was 13. It doesn’t just affect me. It af-

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Walkers head down the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia during the sixth annual Chris’ Walk on Saturday. The walk works to raise money and awareness about the dangers of substance abuse. fects my family, my friends, everything I do. This drug, this disease, does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter what your background is, where you come from or what your background is, if you’re rich, poor, homeless, good family, bad family, abuse, support, love, hate. If it has you, it will destroy you. It takes your soul.”

Hammersley, of DeKalb, said she found support in a 12-step program. Her message for other addicts is, they are not alone and help is available. Perez praised Foley for bringing so many together to bring awareness to the problem of heroin addiction. Kane County has tallied 10 heroin overdose deaths so far this

year. “Our goal is to eradicate heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine – the drugs that are just ravaging us,” Perez said. “And as hard as we fight this war, as much as we are looking out for each other, it’s really sad if you read in the newspapers to see that DuPage County, our next-door neighbor is averaging one overdose death a week so far this year. … Lake County is being ravaged. Will County is being ravaged.” Perez said his office continually tries to educate the public about heroin abuse. “The thing that is disappointing to me, personally, is how many seminars for parents throughout Kane County, in targeted areas that have the highest heroin use rate and … and 20 parents show up,” Perez said. “And we know it’s an epidemic. And It just breaks our hearts that there is not more involvement.” Perez described heroin as a scourge that “knows no socioeconomic bounds. The drug doesn’t care who you are,

how much money you make, what family you come from. And we need to get people to understand, we can stop this – but it’s going to take an effort by all of us.” As a retired sergeant from DuPage County, Russell said he knows how important drug education is in curbing heroin use. “I have some ideas, but I need some more,” Russell said. “I hope you will give me a call.” Valerie Kommu, 35, Chris Foley’s sister, said she hopes the annual event educates other families so they would not go through what her family did during her brother’s 10-year battle with addiction. “We can celebrate his life by helping pass on the torch to other families that need help with addiction,” Kommu said. “Pretty much everyone knows somebody who has an addiction. But sometimes they’re embarrassed, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. ... We’re doing this to speak out.”

‘Chopped’ competition a big hit at Sugar Grove Corn Boil By AL LAGATTOLLA SUGAR GROVE – A huge, metal corn “trophy” hung around Barret Ekle’s neck Saturday, as the 23-year-old future culinary student received applause and congratulations at John Shields Elementary School on Saturday afternoon. Ekle emerged as the winner of the first Chopped Cooking Contest at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil festival, one of the highlights of a packed second day of the festival, which took place near the school, at 85 S. Main St., Sugar Grove. Competition such as Chopped and another cooking contest were staged inside the school. The festival welcomed crowds Friday through Sunday. Ekle’s was one of 10 entries in “Chopped,” in which contestants gathered Saturday morning at Jewel to receive five ingredients that had to be included in the submitted

meal – skirt steak, oranges, elephant garlic, Yukon potatoes and beets. Other ingredients could be used, but participants were judged on how well they used the five that were mandatory. Ekle made “a very simple skirt steak,” fresh-squeezed orange juice, potato salad and red velvet cupcakes. “It’s obviously a compliment,” he said after winning the event. A lively crowd of a few dozen people crowded the multipurpose room of the school for the event, pleasing organizers. Contestants took home the ingredients in the morning and brought them, ready to be judged, to the school in the afternoon. Three judges sampled each creation. While that event was going on inside the school, the rest of the festival was rocking on an unseasonably cool weekend, with highs in the mid60s. There was a long – but fast-moving – line for tickets

to carnival rides, which were full with youths and teens. On the main stage, set up on the north end of the festival, the Waubonsee Steel Drums played Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” as the first featured performers of the day on Saturday. In the Kids Zone, youths lined up for free carnival-style games, such as buckets, a catapult game and a ring toss. Those successful – and quite a few who almost were – walked away with prizes. That area, too, had a stage, with events such as an ice cream eating contest and performances by “Those Funny Little People” and Ronald McDonald. Craig Martin walked out of the ice cream contest with a smile, wearing a first-place medallion. Martin worse a shirt that read Crossfit Sugar Grove, one of several people at the festival promoting the new business opening at 760 Heartland Drive in the village. Martin, whose wife, Rebecca, is

the owner of the gym, stressed that he worked out earlier in the day, which helped him justify eating four small cups of Colonial ice cream to come away as the winner. He said he hoped to one day tackle the Colonial’s signature “kitchen sink.” “I love ice cream,” he said. “I could eat it every day.” There were vendors and crafters on the south end, and lines of food vendors on the north end. The food vendor line led to the area in which corn – and brats and hot dogs – were being served. Earlier in the day, the traditional Corn Boil cooking contest brought out contestants who prepared entries in three categories – light affair, main affair and baked affair. Among them was Jonathan Hanks, who said he just moved to Sugar Grove last week from Houston. Originally from Louisiana, his shrimp and grits dish was a hit and took first place. He said he was thrilled

to do so well in the event. “It’s a big deal here, obviously,” said Hanks, who said he was ready to enjoy the rest of the festival. Another contestant, Shirley Emory, a 12-year Sugar Grove resident, came away with two second-place awards – for her heavenly corn pudding and “Christy’s Very Chocolate Bacon Cake.” She had two first-place finishes last year, but she was happy to even just be there on Saturday. “I’ve waited all year for this,” she said. After the traditional contest, organizers began preparations for Chopped. The entries were sponsored, and the field was made up of a diverse group of participants. Ekle, the winner, soon will enter cooking school. In second place was Laura Perry. The third-place finisher was the team of Sugar Grove resident Mary Elliott and her brother, Doug Nerge.


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TOP LEFT: Artist Barry Stevens of Vulcan Glass Art Studio works with glass as onlookers stand near during the Geneva Arts Fair on S. Third Street in downtown Geneva on Saturday. ABOVE: Artwork hangs on display during the Geneva Arts Fair. LEFT: Artist Barb Benstein draws a portrait of two dogs during the Geneva Arts Fair. pre-purchase coins valued at $50 and use them to buy artwork. It was a way of showing artists that, she said, “Geneva’s behind you.” Erin Melloy, who has worked with the chamber on the fair since its beginning, said it appeared people were

buying. “We’re seeing a lot of artwork walking out,” she said. First-time Geneva Arts Fair participant Jill Miller said she was lucky and happy her wearable art was featured in the event, which brought a good flow of shoppers and lookers to her booth.

“It’s a really good, quality show,” the Urbana resident said after finishing a conversation with an attendee. Standing at the side of her mixed media display, Valerie Lorimer of Naperville said she enjoys watching people’s reactions to her work. Sometimes, she said,

they see things in it that she hadn’t. While Lorimer has participated in art fairs for only six years, she said she has always loved art. To her, she said, creating is like breathing. “I have to do it every day,” she said.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BATAVIA – No one was injured after an electrical panel caught fire Friday night at The Holmstad retirement community. Firefighters responded at 10:51 p.m. to Building C at the retirement community at 700 W. Fabyan Parkway. They had the fire under control at

11:02 p.m. Damage to the building was estimated at $20,000. Firefighters arriving on the scene found an electrical panel on fire in the hallway on the first floor, and put out the fire with a carbon dioxide extinguisher, according to a news release from the Batavia Fire Department. The residents from all three floors of the C building

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GENEVA – DeKalb resident Gretchen Bisplinghoff came to the Geneva Arts Fair on Sunday with a purpose: to find a unique birthday gift for her longtime friend in England. “I hope I find it,” she said. Bisplinghoff was among the thousands of people who spent the weekend strolling the four blocks of Third Street that were lined with photography, paintings, jewelry, sculptures and, among other items, clothing. Although unseasonably cool – temperatures were in the 60s – organizers credited the fall-like weather for the packed streets in the mornings and the crowds that lingered after the 5 p.m. closing time, at least on Saturday. “You can’t see a blank spot on the street right now,” Laura Rush, communications manager of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, said Sunday morning. The chamber annually presents the juried arts fair, which draws an estimated 20,000 people to downtown Geneva, Rush said. She noted it’s always a plus to introduce out-of-town visitors to the city as well as bring in business for local shops and restaurants. “You can’t help but win,” she said. New this year, the Geneva Arts Fair offered a patron of the arts program, Rush said. She said participants could

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Guillen family a welcome addition By JAY SCHWAB SYCAMORE – Ozzie Guillen is capable of teaching Kane County Phantoms baseball players expert nuances about the game, but his famously colorful approach to the English language doesn’t make much of an impression. “We’re all like 16-, 17-, 18-year-olds, so it’s nothing we’ve never heard before,” said Mike Lee, a Burlington Central senior from rural St. Charles. “So he can kind of be himself out here. He keeps it professional, though.” This summer has provided equal parts baseball development and entertainment value for the Phantoms 17U travel team, which is coached by Oney Guillen, Ozzie’s son, with plenty of help from other members of the Guillen clan, including the former White Sox and Marlins manager. Ozzie Guillen has been a semi-regular guest in the Phantoms’ dugout during the summer, including Saturday, as the Phantoms won a pair of games in their season-capping tournament in Sycamore. “I’m a family man,” Ozzie Guillen said. “I love to be around my kids. You have an opportunity to help these kids get better and play the game, have some fun, and I don’t mind. I love it. I have a great time.” After managing the Sox to the 2005 World Series championship, chirping encouragement to the Kane County Phantoms on a July afternoon in Sycamore would seem like quite the come-down, but Ozzie Guillen said seeing baseball at the grass-roots level reinforces the purity of the game. “I think the parents sacrifice more than the kids,” said Ozzie Guillen, now 49 years old and sporting a graying beard. “The parents should be barbecuing right now, having fun someplace, but they bring the kids here to play baseball, and we appreciate that. As a baseball fan and a baseball fanatic, we appreciate that when you see a parent try and spend time with their kids in baseball.” Oney Guillen, 27, is in his first summer coaching the Phantoms, having accepted an offer from the White Sox-loving Colombe family – Ernie and his son, Steve – to break into the coaching ranks with the Phantoms. Oney Guillen has been around Major League Baseball most of his life through his dad, but said he missed the sport after transitioning to the insurance business the past couple years. “The first question I asked was is if the guys are serious about baseball,” Oney Guillen said. “They said they were serious and they got some talent, so I jumped right into it.” Oney Guillen’s brothers, Ozzie Jr., and to a lesser extent Ozney, also have been around the Phantoms this summer, along with assistant coach Jon Basinski.

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Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen talks with fans during Saturday’s Kane County U17 Phantoms game at the Sycamore Sports Complex. His son Oney, coaches the team. The Phantoms seldom have time for practice, so Oney Guillen said he’s had to “teach on the fly” at their weekend tournaments. He considers himself a laidback coach. “Baseball’s supposed to be fun – just don’t disrespect the game, run the bases hard and be coachable,” said Oney Guillen, who joked that he appreciates his dad popping for gas when they drive west together from the city. “It’s easier to coach kids when they’re willing to learn. Nobody has an attitude or anything like that, so that’s the best. It’s easier to coach kids than it is guys who make millions of dollars.” Oney Guillen made waves during his father’s tenure in Chicago for his outspoken commentary about Sox matters via Twitter, with many fans and media members opining that Oney overstepped his bounds. Ozzie Guillen said he didn’t lecture Oney to keep a lower profile. “If Oney was 10 years old, then I’d say something, but he was 25, 28 – he’s a baseball fan,” Ozzie Guillen said. “I think he’s a baseball fan, and I think everybody has their own opinion about stuff. I think the tweeting thing, I think people overreact, I think the media overreacted a little bit.” During much of Saturday’s game against Force Elite, Ozzie Guillen sat on a bucket just outside the Phantoms’ dugout, taking breaks from scrolling through his cellphone to offer occasional words of encouragement. He joined Phantoms players and coaches in enthusiastically saluting catcher Logan Haring for a nimble, against-the-backstop stab of a foul popup to end the game. Haring’s father, Klent, said he’s long been a big Ozzie Guillen fan. Referring to Guillen’s uptempo diction and pronounced accent, Haring said he loved “trying to listen to him” talk during his days with the Sox. Haring, of DeKalb, said the players have been thrilled to have such extraordinary access to a former major league player and manager. “Ozzie’s come early and he’s thrown batting practice to the boys, he’s pulled

some off to the side and instructed them a little bit on their hitting and fielding,” Klent Haring said. “The boys, they dig it.” Lee, also a Sox fan, certainly does, and thinks the feeling might be mutual. “I think he does like helping out the local kids,” Lee said. “I’m not saying any of us are going to reach the minors or anything like that but I think he likes seeing young players. I mean, he watched his sons grow up, and he obviously helped his sons with baseball. So there’s got to be somewhere deep down that he enjoys it. I mean, he’s a dad.” Ozzie Guillen left a souring relationship with the Sox to manage the Marlins in 2012, but he was fired after one turbulent season in Miami. These days, he works a couple days a week as an analyst for ESPN Deportes and on other ESPN studio shows, such as “Baseball Tonight” and “First Take.” He keeps close tabs on Major League Baseball given his role with ESPN, and said he still pulls for the Sox, citing his relationship with current manager Robin Ventura. “I wish they’d be playing better for him,” Ozzie Guillen said. On balance, though, he has plenty of newfound free time on his hands, as evidenced by his involvement with the Phantoms, who have five Kaneland players on their roster. “A lot of people said, ‘Well, when you don’t have baseball anymore, you might die,’ – no, I’m having fun,” Ozzie Guillen said. “I have plenty of time with my family, I go to Venezuela a lot, travel a lot. It’s been great so far.” Oney Guillen feels similarly about the dawn of his coaching career. He said he’ll play any future in baseball by ear, but considers his debut with the Phantoms to have been worthwhile. “I said [at the start of the summer] I know a lot about baseball but I’m learning as well, so let’s all learn together and hopefully make this a good summer,” Oney Guillen said. “It’s crazy how fast it’s gone by.”

COACH SLY’S CORNER Sly wouldn’t want to be the coach trying to figure out how to beat the St. Charles North girls golf team these next four years. That’s right, four years. If you’ve been paying any attention to the local golf scene this summer, you know what Sly is talking about. Gianna Furrie and Katie Lillie both have played well beyond their years this summer, and both are slated to join the North Stars this fall as freshmen. That shapes up as a 1-2 punch that will be hard for teams to match in the years to come. Furrie, the younger sister of recently graduated North stalwart Ariana Furrie, pulled off quite the feat this month at the St. Charles Junior Tournament, carding the best two-day score of any of the golfers in the field. That includes the older girls and the entire boys field. That’s called bragging rights, Gianna. Take advantage! Lillie, meanwhile, was impressive this week in the Chick Evans Junior Amateur, firing an opening round 79 at Itasca Country Club. She made waves earlier this summer, too, finishing an area-best seventh place in the IJGA-CDGA Junior Amateur tournament at Mill Creek. Imagine these girls a few years down the line, when they’re a little bigger and stronger. Could be a sight to behold. But based on what they’ve shown during the course of the summer, they’re going to be a boon for North’s program right off the bat.

Offense will go as far as the line takes it BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush

Feature on Cory McKay, a 22-year-old St. Charles East graduate who is showing well in his first year driving Late Models at Sycamore Speedway. McKay broke in as a Spectators driver for a few seasons and raced alongside St. Charles’ Tim Ludke, who leads the Late Model standings.

Thursday Coverage of the annual Geneva Summer Sunset 5K, which will take place Wednesday evening near Geneva High School. There will be a youth race as part of the event in addition to the 5K for adults.

Saturday Lathan Goumas –

Bears guard Kyle Long signs autographs for fans after the first day of Bears training camp Friday in Bourbonnais. two and possibly three or four of those players will be gone, and it’s quite possible Britton, Scott, Long and Mills could be competing at positions other than where they’re lining up right now. On the line’s early progress, Bushrod reported Sunday after the team’s first practice in pads: “It takes a little time. I was jittery early and you have to remember to not be too aggressive, slow down and let the game come to you.” Bushrod added: “It’s everything we have to get better at, all facets of the game. When you put in a complex offense like we have, it’s going to take time.” Commenting on the Long’s progress, Bushrod said of the rookie: “He’s a gifted kid, you can see it. But it took me a season or two to figure everything out.” Unfortunately that’s time this Bears roster doesn’t have. From Trestman to Bushrod through Long, Brown and others, the recurring theme has been: It’s going to take time, but they hope to be ready this year. OK. I’m a patient man, but here are a couple facts and a few more opinions we just can’t ignore. After starting 48 straight games over the past three seasons in New York,

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the Jets didn’t want Slauson back. Britton was the 39th player selected in the 2009 draft and started 24 games at tackle for the Jaguars and eight at guard. He was far more productive at tackle; the Bears have him at guard, and again, the Jaguars didn’t want him back at either position. Long has extremely limited football experience, period. He looks to me to be a prototypical left tackle. Because he is left-handed, he probably fits better at left guard, yet he is on the right side, for now. Mills looks like a college tackle who, like Brown, could be better suited at guard as a pro, and if Webb takes hold of the right tackle spot, Scott could compete at guard, too. And Webb is, well, Webb. We all have heard the one about the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m not saying that’s the case here, yet. But among Slauson, Britton, Scott, Brown, Webb, Long and Mills, if at least three don’t become something more than backups or rejects, this new age of Bears offense will look an awful lot like the old.

Feature story on Kane County Cougars center fielder Albert Almora, the Cubs’ first-round draft choice in 2012. Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley will take an in-depth look at Almora’s background and personality off the field.

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BOURBONNAIS – As we get to know Bears coach Marc Trestman, we know that as much or more than anything, he wanted to be a head coach in the NFL. Now that every syllable he utters is examined and analyzed by players, media and fans alike, it is impossible not to wonder if this is what he bargained for. We think we know Jay Cutler. Certainly no member of the Bears organization has a brighter spotlight on him than the cantankerous quarterback and his expiring contract as Bears nation wonders and worries over whether he finally will join the ranks of the NFL’s elite signal callers. But those won’t be the stories of the 2013 season. If the offensive line doesn’t make a quantum leap out of the quicksand that it’s been mired in over the past four seasons, there is little Trestman, Cutler or anyone else will be able to do to improve the Bears’ fortunes. To their credit, general manager Phil Emery and Trestman have taken giant steps to shuffle the deck. Chris Williams, Lance Louis and Gabe Carimi are fading memories. J’Marcus Webb and James Brown have new addresses on the line. Pro Bowler Jermon Bushrod and veteran starters Matt Slauson and Eben Britton have been brought in to compete, and veteran backup Jonathan Scott has resigned. Kyle Long and Jordan Mills were drafted in the first and fifth rounds, respectively. Only Roberto Garza and his backup, Edwin Williams, remain where they were at the end of last season. There will be no quiz because by opening day at least



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DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips month) while he’s not in school. He eats dinner with us most nights, and I usually do his laundry. He has a part-time job. This has been working out fine except for one thing. Joe has a longtime girlfriend, and he has been spending some nights at her house. (She lives alone.) We haven’t forbidden this because he’s an adult, and I worry that if we say no he will move in with her. However, we are not comfortable with his spending nights there. Part of our objection is we don’t like the example it sets for his 13-year-old sister, but aside from that we don’t think it’s a good idea, although we can’t say why. We know they’re sexually active regardless of who sleeps where. Are we old-fashioned, or is it reasonable to ask him not to spend the whole night with his girlfriend? – Old-School Parent Dear Old School: Because you have misgivings about your son spending the night at his girlfriend’s, you and your husband should talk to him about it together. Although he is an adult, I agree that what’s going on sends a wrong message to his younger sister who, unless you talk to her about your family values, will think this is acceptable. You should also take time to think through why you are uneasy about what your son is doing. If it has anything to do with worry about an unplanned pregnancy, your husband might be able to get through to him better than you can. If he intends to complete his college education, becoming a father could slow him down, if not end it. • Write Dear Abby at

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Dear Abby: My grandmother made the decision to move to an assisted-living facility two years ago. She left most of her belongings in her farmhouse, which has sat empty since then. Her health is fine, so she should be around for many years. It has already been decided that my dad will inherit the house, but he doesn’t want to live there anytime soon because of the location. (It’s way out in the country.) I’m afraid the house is going to become unlivable if it sits for years without utilities or anyone taking care of it. Dad mows the grass, but that’s about it, and all of Grandma’s belongings are collecting dead flies. Nobody seems to care but me. Dad has three siblings, and between them there are nine grandchildren. How do I get my family to take care of Grandma’s house? – Conscientious In Kansas City, Kan. Dear Conscientious: Your father may be inheriting the house, but is he also inheriting all of the contents? If the answer is no, there should be a family discussion about the disposition of the furniture, clothing, linens and any possible heirloom items. I agree with you that nothing good can happen to the house if no one is paying attention. It’s an invitation to theft or vandalism. The house should be cleaned and dusted. The furniture should be covered with sheets to keep it as free of dust as possible. Someone should check the place at least once a month. If no one else in the family is willing to step up to the plate and help out, because you are conscientious, it looks like you’re elected. If it’s too much for you, perhaps a caretaker could be hired to watch over, or possibly live in, the house. Dear Abby: My son, “Joe,” is 19, a high school graduate living at home with his dad and me until he leaves for college next year. He will be paying his tuition, and we are charging him a token rent ($100/


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Make the best of awkward hand



Daniel Radcliffe, who became famous playing Harry Potter, said, “I think any guy who says, ‘I’ve never had an awkward moment with a girl’ is a liar.” Any bridge player who says he’s never had an awkward moment at the table is a liar. The winners, though, find a way to survive when faced with difficult decisions. This week we are going to study hand-dealt layouts that produced problems for the players. First, look at the South hand in today’s diagram. What would be your opening bid? Hands with 4-4-4-1 distribution can be a nuisance. But with this one, a good general guideline is to treat king-singleton as if it were king-doubleton. So, plan on bidding no-trump. It would not be unreasonable to open two no-trump if you would be promising a good 20, 21 or 22 points. But I think you should upgrade because of all the aces and kings. Open two clubs, planning to rebid two no-trump. Here, whatever you do, you should end in three no-trump. West leads his fourth-highest diamond five: seven, three (lowest from a tripleton when unable to play a nine or higher), king. What happens after that? You have only six top tricks: two spades, one heart, one diamond and two clubs. It would be nice to find the spade finesse winning, but you need to get into the dummy. Cash the club ace, then lead a low club toward the dummy. Here, West has no defense. At the table, he won with his club queen and played three rounds of diamonds. South discarded three hearts (East threw one heart), cashed the club jack, and ran the spade jack to take nine tricks: three spades, one heart, two diamonds and three clubs.

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LP's, 78 & 45, $100. 630-232-7054 WINDSOR CHAIRS - 4 $35 for all, firm 847-515-8012

JVC, $50. 847-830-9725

Mitsubishi TV – 35” - Perfect condition, In solid oak casing $100 obo. 630-377-5410


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

22”, self propelled, electric start. Mulcher, $225. 630-232-1982

Chest and Shelf Unit

Riding Mower – 10Hp, 30”, Briggs & Stratton Engine - $350 630-335-0113 Rototiller – Yardman, 3-1/2 Hp, 18” wide, Tuned. Excellent Condition $110. 630-232-0183

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

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

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

Desk ~ Kimball

Originally bought from mfg plant approx 20 years ago. Main part 30"x66". Has L attachment 20"x44". Lap drawer, 2 right-hand Commercial Game X-box Display drawers, pull-out table-top. Stand – 7' tall – Has TV & Sound L attachment has file drawer with System. Lights up, Has Wii Game. dividers, $200. Fun for Family! $350 obo 847-525-4569 ~ 847-791-0605 847-741-8276 aft. 5pm File Cabinet – 4 Drawer, Good Condition - 52”H x 15”W x 25”D $35. 847-608-8259 10am-6pm

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 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


Fine Woodworking and 2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 Fine Home Building FOLDING TABLE, folds in half Extends up to 12' long, 30” wide. Magazines, Multiple Years. 4.7L V8, 191K miles, rebuilt trans. TV 32” Insignia New frame, new alternator, bedliner Moves on rollers. $75 each, 815-385-5145 STAFF ACCOUNTANT th Older works perfect, $60, 20” and hard cover, $3000. have 2. 847-515-8012 A/R & A/P, bank reconciliation, LOST CAT: On Sat. May 4 by TV/VCR Toshiba, older, 20” Retired Electrician selling 847-489-1868 Beith Rd & Meredith Rd in collection, financial reporting, some material, tools and KIDS CUSTOM CABINET TV/VCR Memorex $50/ea. payroll & tax submission exp. Maple Park by a cornfield. some personal items. GREAT for a Playroom or Bedroom!

HR exp. not req., but beneficial. Orange Tabby with 4 white paws, Must have a min. of 5 yrs. exp. white chest, 10 yrs. old. Neutered. and knowledge of Inventory Large Reward! 630-709-5471 software program, extensive Windows based application and inventory mgmt. systems. Please email resume to: CAT FOUND - male black & white cat on East side of Batavia. lands area. Very friendly, craves attention! Wants desperately to be a indoor cat again! Please call 630-406-0902 DRIVER - DENTAL LAB IPOD TOUCH found in grass by Dental Lab Driver needed. Parttime. Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday sidewalk on South Millcreek Dr. in Geneva, call to identify between 8:30am-3:00pm. $8.25 630-780-4637 per hour. Email Resume to:

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$800 New - Asking $150.00. 6'x 5"x11.5. Can Email pic. 630-484-5174

LaBarge Mirror Polished brass frame, border, artist signed, vintage Chinoiserie. Reverse gold leaf w/glass overlay, beveled, $990. 262-249-0468

Mattress & Wooden Drop-In Frame

Call Art: 630-879-8517

SPINET PIANO - kids grown, may need tuning, you move. Aurora. $500. 630-212-8530


Used, king-size Tempur-Pedic, $75. 847-525-4569 ~ 847-791-0605 Mid-century Tell City sideboard with hutch in Colonial Maple. $80. 630-485-8177 Unique Dolphin Coffee Table & End Table w/Beveled Glass Tops. $100. Navy Blue Love Seat. Plaid Chair w/Ottoman. $100 each. Can Email photos 630-443-6082

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


Chain Saw. McCullough Eager Beaver. 16” $75 1999 Toyota Avalon XLS 630-879-8517 Black, 180K miles, nice cond, runs Generators (2). All Power 1000W great! $2300 630-370-1517 & Coleman 2500W. $175/both. 630-879-8517

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




Old Cameras & Radios

DVD/CD player, 7 Disc 1800 W Hawthorne Dr. West Chicago, Il 60185 630-386-4800

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

1999 Chevy Trailblazer Loaded. 107,000 miles. Asking $3,100. Call Kay anytime at 815-756-7672

1999 FORD E-350 VAN 15 passenger, pw, pdl, a/c, new brakes. Good condition, $3,500. 815-501-1378

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

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

PEPPER VALLEY APARTMENTS 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1,020 - $1,030 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1,046 - $1,056 Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK.

630-232-7226 S. E. Schools, A/C, W/D, no pets. Garage, $900 + utilities. 630-841-0590

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

Studio $450,1BR $650, 2BR $850 NO PETS! 630-841-0590

815-814-1964 or

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Classified has GREAT VARIETY!


Will beat anyone's price by $300.

You Want It? We've Got It! GOING FAST! Registered, first shots, $400. 815-520-5909

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

Have a news tip or story idea? Call us at 630-845-5355 or email


St. Charles - Newly Renovated

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

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Crystal Lake 3-4BR 1.5BA Cape Cod House Large wooded lot on Crystal Lake. May have boat. Premier location. Children welcome. No pets. $1,495/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899


Montgomery: 5BR, 3.5BA, 3000 sq. ft., 2 car gar., Yorkville Schools, close to 88, pets OK, $1900/mo. GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers + utils., 630-460-0891 Needed! Up to $4,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Starting Pay Up to . WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4BR 2.5 BA 46cpm. Full Benefits, Excellent newer house, 2 car garage, baseHometime, No East Coast. ment, storage big backyrd. $1590 Call 7 days/wk! Minutes from DeKalb. 847-338-5588 888-653-3304 SERVE TO LEARN. Earn money for college, train for a career, receive excellent pay and benefits. THE PRIVATE SORORITY Serve in the National Guard. Near St. Charles Library Call 1-800-GO-GUARD or Quality, private living for employed visit women, teacher, nurse, divorcee. $400 incl. utils. 815-784-4137 Build your business with the Classified! Call to advertise! 877-264-2527

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