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Grandmaster Chu Ma instructs a class at his dojang – a formal training hall. Ma specializes in teaching Hapkido at Traditional Martial Arts in St. Charles.





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Batavia residents weigh in on former church building By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – A flood of memories hit Batavia resident Lois Dahlstrom on Tuesday night as she toured the former First Baptist Church building as part of an open house. Dahlstrom, 67, attended Sunday School there as a youngster and was married in the church in 1969. As aldermen weigh what to do with the cityowned building, Dahlstrom hopes it will not be torn down. “I would hate to see it torn down, but structurally, I guess it is not in good shape,” she said. A Northbrook-based firm, WJE, has estimated it will cost at least $3.1 million to repair the former First Baptist Church building at the corner of Washington and Wilson streets in downtown Batavia so the building can be reused. The city has owned the facility since 2006, including the late 19th-century original church, a north addition built in the 1930s and a classroom wing built around 1959. The Batavia City Council recently hired WJE to assess the building’s condition.

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The firm has inspected the building, and recommended repairs be made to the exterior and interior of the 1889 church, 1930s addition and 1959 classroom wing, as well as the building’s mechanical systems. The firm recommended the city budget between $3.1 million and $3.5 million for the work. Gerry Dempsey, chairman and CEO of property management and development company Batavia Enterprises, was among those touring the building. The company has renovated two churches in Batavia into office buildings. “This is the first time I’ve been in the building,” Dempsey said. He said the corner where the building sits is ideally suited for retail or commerce. WJE listed an estimated $775,000 in repairs to prevent additional damage to the building materials or features. The repairs include a new roof; gutter repairs and new downspouts at the 1889 church; a new roof; scuppers and downspouts at the 1959 addition; masonry lintel repairs at the 1930s addition; and lintel repairs at the 1959 addition. Batavia-based Alpine Demolition Services has submitted an estimate of $146,250 to demolish the property.


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By ASHLEY SLOBODA GENEVA – The bench trial about the reconfiguration of two St. Charles elementary schools was paused Tuesday. There was insufficient time for testimony. The trial is expected to resume this afternoon at the Kane County Courthouse with Judge David Akemann presiding. St. Charles School District 303 Superintendent Don Schlomann is expected to testify in the case, which is about the legality of the district’s now-implemented plan to reconfigure Davis and Richmond elementary schools. A group of Davis parents filed a lawsuit in 2011. Their attorney, Timothy Dwyer, has asserted the school district circumvented No Child Left Behind regulations when it made Davis a K-2 primary school and Richmond a 3-5 intermediate school. The plaintiffs are asking that the schools return to their status quo. Since the trial began July 24, plaintiffs J. Lyell Clarke and Steven Schulze have testified, as well as school board members Edward McNally and Kathy Hewell; two representatives from the Illinois State Board of Education, including State Superintendent Christopher Koch; and District 303 administrator Becky McCabe.

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National Night Out event set in Elburn WHAT: A National Night Out event is set at Lions Park. The Elburn Police Department will put on the event, which is celebrated in communities throughout the nation to “give crime the night off.” There will be a free cookout, games, face-painting, cooking contests and prizes. WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn INFO: Visit

Governor candidates to be at GOP barbecue WHAT: Three Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidates – Dan Rutherford, Bruce Rauner and Kirk Dillard – will be among those in attendance at the Western Kane County Republican Organization’s annual BBQ fundraiser. All are welcome. Speakers will be Dan Proft and Joe Walsh. Local officials also are expected to attend. The menu includes grilled pork chops, chicken, salads, corn, tea, coffee and cash bar. The Western Townships include Hampshire, Rutland, Burlington, Plato, Virgil, Kaneville, Blackberry, Big

Rock and Sugar Grove. WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn. Lions Park has indoor seating, a playground and a sports area available. COST: Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 4 to 11. INFO: For tickets or information, contact Dennis Ryan at or visit www.

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The power of self-defense Chu Ma shows what it’s like to be a martial arts grandmaster By NICOLE WESKERNA

Grandmaster Chu Ma instructs a class at his dojang – formal training hall. Ma specializes in teaching Hapkido at Traditional Martial Arts, in St. Charles. ST. CHARLES – According to Grandmaster Chu Ma’s philosophy, a good martial arts instructor should be gentle but firm, patient, encouraging, enthusiastic, inspirational and motivating. Ma, 58, has practiced martial arts since he was 10 years old. His training started in South Korea, where he grew up, and continued after a threeyear stint in the Korean Army. With nearly 50 years of experience, Ma now specializes in teaching Hapkido at Traditional Martial Arts in St. Charles. An eighth-degree black belt, Ma said he became a grandmaster once he hit the required age of 50. He said 15 other grandmasters have to give their approval in order for Ma to achieve the distinction. He said there are two main types of martial arts practices – one that’s more of a linear style with hard, stiff movements, and another that requires softer and circular movements. Hapkido is a combination of the two styles and includes some tribal martial arts, such as stick fighting, he said. “My philosophy is keep flowing, circular movements and harmony,” he said. Teaching Hapkido goes hand-in-hand with teaching proper etiquette, Ma said. As adult students filed through the door at the dojang – formal training hall – for class earlier this week, each showed respect with a quick, but reverent bow, touching their closed right fist to their open left palm. The bow represents the mental and the physical coming together, and the offense meeting the defense, Ma explained. Students took off their shoes and began warming up with another instructor, doing breathing exercises and stretches as the instructor me-

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thodically counted to 10 in Korean. Students addressed both Ma and the other instructor as “sir.” Two signs hang on the wall to the right of the main entrance. One outlines school etiquette – rules students should abide by while taking a martial arts class – and another outlines home rules for children. The first school rule states, “be on time for class.” Other

rules include instructing students to not leave the practice floor – a wide area of blue- and red-colored mats – without the instructor’s permission, and to not face the instructor while tying one of the colored belts that reflects a students’ level. The last rule is stated as plainly as the first rule, “Use your martial arts skill for self-defense only.” “People think [martial arts]

is fighting, fighting, but I don’t think so,” Ma said. “The most important part of martial arts is the development of mental power through discipline.” The mental aspect is huge, he said, and helps set the foundation for other areas of a student’s life, especially younger students. He said the mentality of “I can” rather than “I can’t” makes all the difference. The art is more about self-assur-

On the Web Visit this story at KCChronicle. com to view a video of Grandmaster Chu Ma teaching Hapkido at Traditional Martial Arts in St. Charles. ance than being the stronger, more powerful fighter. In fact, physical strength isn’t much of a factor if Hapkido techniques are applied correctly. Hapkido teaches students that rather than resisting an attack, it’s more productive to defend an attack by using leverage, Ma said. The martial art of Judo, he explained, requires about 70 percent power and 30 percent technique, and Hapkido is the other way around. Meditation and breathing exercises also come into play. As class went on, Ma walked around the mat to observe students’ techniques, stopping every once in a while to correct a stance or demonstrate a succession of technical moves. “You never really stop moving,” he said. “You keeping flowing, like life.”

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Kane courts pursue mediation program Tastee Freez might reopen ST. CHARLES

By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – Administrators of the Kane County court system have asked the Kane County Board for clearance to launch a new program designed to reduce the number of home foreclosure cases clogging courtrooms and plaguing neighborhoods throughout the county. Today, the Kane County Board’s Finance Committee is expected to consider a request from Judith Brawka, chief judge of Illinois’ 16th Judicial Circuit, to implement a foreclosure mediation program. Brawka has pushed for the program for months, believing it was needed to alleviate the economic and legal problems that have stemmed from the flood of home mortgage foreclosures that has engulfed Kane County in recent years. “This is a program we’re hoping we’ll be able to shut down in 3 to 5 years,” Kane County Court Administrator Doug Naughton said. “But this is needed right now, because right now we are just in an exceptional period.” Before the housing market collapse that accompanied the onset of the Great Recession in 2007 and 2008, the county logged foreclosures that numbered in the hundreds. By 2011, that number surged to around 5,000, with foreclosures accounting for as much as one-third of all home sales in the region. In the years since, the number of foreclosures has eased. But, the county still suffered almost 4,300 foreclosures last year and another 4,000 foreclosures are expected this year,

Naughton said. He noted those foreclosures take a heavy toll on the local economy, leaving neighborhoods with vacant homes and driving down property values, and on the court system, producing thousands of additional cases each year that take months to adjudicate. To reduce those burdens, Kane County’s judiciary hopes to establish a program under which delinquent homeowners and lenders would meet with a court-appointed mediator who could help broker a loan modification deal that would allow the homeowner to remain in their house, the lender to still get paid and the court to dismiss the case and move on to other matters. Naughton said similar programs in other Illinois counties, including McLean and Madison counties, have shown promise, in some instances cutting foreclosure caseloads by half. He said Kane’s program would cost about $150,000$200,000 per year, including about $70,000 to $80,000 to pay attorneys who would be trained and utilized as mediators. Naughton said the courts intend to pay for the program through a $50 fee charged to lenders for every foreclosure action they bring in the county. Should foreclosure activity drop low enough to no longer fund the program from the fees, he said the county likely would shut the program down. After the County Board’s Finance Committee considers the matter, it could advance to the full County Board by Aug. 13 for a vote.

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of Transportation began construction in April 2012 along Route 64 from Seventh Avenue to Route 59 on the east side of St. Charles. Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of this summer. When the project is finished, Route 64 will be resurfaced and wider with a middle turn lane. The restaurant has been a longtime St. Charles establishment. Rose said the Tastee Freez used to be a small walk-up ice cream shop in the 800 block of East Main Street in the 1950s, and a larger Tastee Freez building was constructed there in the 1970s. “I actually do have someone interested in going in there – a new franchisee – but I cannot put them in there until the new street is open,” Rose said.

She said she’ll also have to lower rent because it likely will take a while for people to start realizing the restaurant is no longer closed. “The problem when you’re closed that long is people find other places to go,” she said. “They avoid Main Street and they start developing their loyalty there.” Rose said the company has 11 franchises now that the St. Charles location has closed. She said summer construction has slowed business at other franchise locations in the past, but the duration of the construction in St. Charles was the “death knell.” “You can’t hold on for a year-and-a-half,” she said. “I’m just surprised there hasn’t been a greater outcry from the other business owners.”



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Kaneland counselor to lead discussion after ‘Bully’ screening at Arcada Theatre By AL LAGATTOLLA

The documentary “Bully” will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. For information, visit The screenings are free, but the presenter, Changing Children’s World Foundation, asks for donations of $5 for adults and $3 for students.

students and $5 for adults. In the documentary, there are scenes in which parents of bullied students talk to administrators and leave frustrated about the situation. And Trapp said he’s sure that many in the audience will find the scenes to be familiar, as he said that happens close to home as well. He said it’s important that “we don’t minimize the problems and make the victims feel as if they are victimized again by the administration.” Trapp said school districts should understand that really addressing the issue will mean more instances of bullying being reported at first, because that means there are more people who believe

enough in the process to document situations that hadn’t been addressed previously. The key is to prevent the situation from playing out over and over, he added. Otherwise, Trapp said, the thought from the bullied is “that if you report it, it’s going to actually get worse, and that people are going to think of you as a tattle, or words that you can’t print in a newspaper.” He said it’s important to also treat bullies with respect, because most aren’t “classic bullies” who are going to continue to bully, but instead youths seeking attention. “They really just have to have a light shined on them”

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and to “let them know that the victim has no intention of getting them in trouble. They just want them to know how they feel, and they want it to stop,” Trapp said. Trapp described a difficult situation, in which youths are having to confront the issue of bullying earlier and more often than ever. There are bullying opportunities in social media, cellphones and texting, the bus ride and throughout the school day. Trapp said District 302 has

taken “dramatic” steps to address bullying, but he said more must be done. He said there is no room for “oldschool” thinking. “There is still too much of an old-school approach to a problem that needs fresh ideas, and the old-school approach is very prevalent in the movie ‘Bully,’ ” Trapp said, adding that those who dismiss bullying incidents “don’t really make the victim feel secure in reporting it.”

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ST. CHARLES – In his role as a social worker at Kaneland High School, Patrick Trapp has helped to rework District 302’s policies addressing bullying. Policies are important, he said, but mentioned another significant part of the issue is doing all that can be done to assure those who are bullied that their issues are heard and acted upon. Otherwise, those involved can lose faith in the process, and the bullying can go on, he said. Trapp said such examples can be seen in the documentary “Bully,” which is being shown at 7 p.m. today at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Trapp will lead a question-and-answer session after the movie, presented by the Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation. The screening will be free, but the organization is asking for donations of $3 for

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Women of Distinction identiies women who have made a difference in Kane County and who are representative role models as leaders in their ields and community. Honorees will be proiled in Kane County Magazine’s October issue and recognized at an awards luncheon in October. Please ill out this form completely (use additional paper if necessary) and return by August 16, 2013.

By ASHLEY SLOBODA KANEVILLE – From mailing letters to selling candy at her store, Kaneville Village President Pat Hill is doing what she can to raise money for next month’s annual Kaneville Fest celebration. “It all adds up,” she said. Set for Aug. 24 at the village community center, Kaneville Fest is one of four annual events that bring the community together, Hill said. The event will feature fireworks and live music following a dinner provided by 5-B’s Catering Service. The dinner, set from 5 to 7:30 p.m., costs $5 for children and $11 for adults, Hill said. The summer festival always has relied on the community’s support, she said, and this year is no different. Hill is accepting monetary donations and prize donations for the event’s raffles, she said, noting money is needed most. Enough money has been raised for the night’s fireworks show, Hill said, but about $1,400 still is needed to offset the cost of the band, Red Woody. Although Hill’s letters seeking donations give a Monday deadline, she said she will accept donations much closer to Kaneville Fest. Mail donations to P.O. Box 53, Kaneville, IL 60144, or call Hill for information at 630853-9717 or 630-557-2228. Raffle tickets, 50/50 tickets and dinner tickets will be sold in advance at Hill’s Country Store at 2S133 Harter Road in Kaneville, Hill said. Other events planned for Kaneville Fest weekend include a kid-appropriate Friday night movie at Hill’s Country Store, garage sales, a library book sale, and a community church service at United Methodist Church, Hill said.

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SUGAR GROVE – Just a few years ago, Brownie Troop 4106 out of Sugar Grove didn’t have as many opportunities to interact with other Girl Scout Troops in the area as they do today. Since forming a service unit with other area troops this year, many new opportunities have opened for Troop 4106, such as attending a Summer Camp-Cation event next month, said Renee Dee, who is the service unit manager and also helps run Girl Scout Troop 4106. Dee said the service unit extends beyond the Sugar Grove area to include Kaneville, Elburn, Maple Park, Big Rock, Hinckley and other areas, including North Aurora. The consortium is made up of about 350 girls, she said. Christina Kirsch, membership and community development specialist with Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, said the service unit isn’t new, but this year’s efforts to revamp the service unit are noticeable. “It did exist three years ago, but it wasn’t really cohesive,” she said. “Now, they’re coming together and meeting each other from different communities.” Troop 4106 is made up of about 15 Girl Scouts, but the service unit allows girls from all walks of area Girl Scout troops – Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadets – to intermix with hundreds of other girls, Dee said. That partnership also opens a lot of new opportunities that weren’t available before, she said. Dee said the service unit is run by volunteers and they meet once a month to

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Ava Buschbacher, 6, Sugar Grove walks in the Sugar Grove Corn Boil parade with her Daisy Girl Scout troop and other area Girl Scout troops on Friday. Area troops have increased their presence in the community after forming a service group three years ago. plan activities. Aside from Dee, the service unit officers include Amy Nitsche, troop coordinator; Amie Fox, treasurer; and Angela Juneau, event coordinator. “Leaders have a meeting once a month,” said Nitsche, who also is a co-leader for Troop 4106. “It’s a way to say this idea did or didn’t work. We’re sharing resources. ... I think it’s making Girl Scouts cool again.” She said girls in Daisies and Brownies look up to the Juniors and Cadets, fostering a mentorlike relationship.

“It helps on an anti-bullying-type level,” Nitsche said. “We call it kind of a sisterhood. They all take care of each other.” Sarah Ziemba, whose 7-year-old daughter, Gabby, has been with Troop 4106 since she was a Daisy, recently joined the troop as a co-leader. As she sprayed red, white and blue hair coloring into the girls’ hair before the Sugar Grove Corn Boil parade last week, she explained that the summer months were usually the slowest as far as activities go.

She said that’s changed since the service group formed. “Especially over the summer, we’ve been way more involved,” she said. Tammy Moneta, a volunteer and former “cookie mom,” said her daughter, Lauryn, 8, has been with Troop 4106 for four years. Lauryn said her favorite part about Girl Scouts so far was becoming a Brownie and participating in the tradition of crossing a bridge on Galena Road in Sugar Grove to symbolize the transition from one faction to the other.

Lauryn said she also liked participating in Girl Scouts activities, such as going to a zoo, making wallets out of duct tape and helping the community by picking up garbage. Moneta said as long as Lauryn shows an interest in Girl Scouts, they’ll stay with the troop. “It’s a very, very good troop,” she said. “They do a lot for the community and a lot for anti-bullying. They’ve really come together as a family. All the girls are like sisters – they look out for each other.”


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By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – Susan Tegeler was certified to instruct in both karate and kettlebell exercise, so her sudden death at age 41 on July 28 was completely unexpected, her husband D.J. Tegeler said. “It is a shocker,” said Tegeler of Blackberry Township, a prominent Kane County defense attorney. The couple, who have one daughter, would have been married for 17 years in September. Tegeler said his wife had outpatient arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in her left hip July 12 and was doing well, using crutches and

doing rehab work on a stationary bicycle. “It appears a blood clot came from her right calf; it went to her heart,” Tegeler said. That morning, Tegeler said, his wife said she had trouble breathSusan ing. They Tegeler thought it was asthma and called an ambulance, which took her to Delnor Hospital in Geneva. “I said, ‘I’ll be right behind you,’ ” Tegeler said. “They pulled up and opened the door, and she said, ‘I can’t breathe,’

St. Charles • Jacque J. Bohorquez, 28, of the 1000 block of Lorlyn Circle, Batavia, was charged Sunday, July 28, with retail theft for reportedly stealing $136.27 in groceries and makeup from Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. • Carl M. Martens, 31, of the 1700 block of Patricia Lane, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, July 27, with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without lights when required. • A wallet containing a debit card and identification was reported stolen Saturday, July 27, from an unsecured Ford SUV in the 200 block of North 15th Street, St. Charles. • An airsoft high cap magazine, Gerber multitool and change were reported stolen Tuesday, July 23, from an unlocked Volkswagen that had been ransacked in the 1200 block of Horne Street, St. Charles. • An iPod was reported stolen Tuesday, July 23, from an unlocked 2001 Ford in the 3500 block of Stern Avenue, St. Charles. • Alley 64, 212 W. Main St., St. Charles, was ticketed for unlawful

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court,” Tegeler said. “She saw me looking at her. She said, ‘What are you looking at?’ I said, ‘I’m looking at you.’ She said, ‘Don’t.’ ” He apologized, and they started talking. Nearly every judge in Kane County came to their wedding, he said. “It was not because they liked me,” D.J. Tegeler said. “They knew and adored Susan.” The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2425 Keslinger Road, Geneva.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS amplified sound on Friday, July 19, and Friday, July 26. • Adnan Trey Shariff, 36, of the 1000 block of Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, was charged Wednesday, July 24, with retail theft, criminal trespass to real property and possession of key from a coin operated machine. He reportedly stole jeans from Kohl’s, 3840 E. Main St., St. Charles. • Pub 222, 222 W. Main St., St. Charles, was ticketed Friday, July 26, for amplified music. • Kasandra B. Hileman, 21, of the 800 block of Jefferson Avenue, Elgin, was charged Thursday, July 25, with fighting. • Jessica A. Bartow, 19, of the 600 block of South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, was charged Thursday, July 25, with fighting. • Holiday Inn Express, 1600 E. Main St., St. Charles, reported Wednesday, July 24, a man had exposed himself in the hotel. A guest reported seeing the man, who wore a white bra and white panties and was seen touching himself in a stairwell. He was described as white, in his mid-30s or early 40s, 5-foot-9, 180 to 200 pounds and having brown curly hair.

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never sought the limelight, but did the hard work needed to set up big fundraisers at the Geneva Country Club when the foundation was just starting out. “She was instrumental in the organization and completion of huge events,” Steel said. “Her contributions to the library were endless.” Susan Tegeler was the daughter of Sharon Brazill, a trustee on the Geneva Township Board. D.J. Tegeler said he always told the story of how he met his future wife in divorce court where she clerked for a judge. “I saw what I thought was this absolutely beautiful woman on the first floor of divorce

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Corwith Hamill: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at The Little Home Church by the Wayside in Wayne. Alfred C. “Red” LeFeber: Memorial services will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati with full military honors. Oledene Redemann: The visitation

will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral service will celebrate her life and faith at Grace Lutheran Church, 5N600 Hansen Road, Lily Lake, on Thursday, Aug. 1. There will be a visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church before the service at 11 a.m. Interment will

follow cremation at a later date. Susan M. (nee Brazill) Tegeler: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at First Baptist Church of Geneva, east campus, 2425 Keslinger Road, Geneva, where she will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the service. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva.

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and her arms and head dropped, and that was it.” Doctors’ efforts to revive her were unsuccessful, he said. Susan Tegeler was wellknown, working in the legal community for 20 years and also was a longtime supporter of the Geneva Public Library. Susan Tegeler had served as a library trustee, with the library’s foundation and friends group, said Library Board President Esther Steel. “She was passionate about the library and making sure the library was a healthy, vibrant place,” Steel said. “It’s tragic. She will be sorely missed.” Steel said Susan Tegeler

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What will come next? To the Editor: What will the Supreme Court do next to take away more of our rights? The people of California voted one way, and the Supreme Court says it does not count. Abortion, Obamacare and the most recent decision. What will come next in our loss of freedom? Stanley Herzog Geneva

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Pope Francis and his multiple acts of humility THE WASHINGTON POST Pope Francis is rewriting the rules in his first year at the Vatican. Here are a few of Francis’ symbolic changes and statements: • “Who am I to judge?” – Pope Francis’ July 29 comments on homosexuality contrasted with his predecessors’. In a wide-ranging talk, he reached out to gay people and said he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will,

who am I to judge?” • I will wash the feet of others. – No pope had ever done this. On Holy Thursday, reflecting a ritual that Jesus washed the apostles’ feet before his death, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 criminal offenders. That included two women, one a Serbian Muslim. • I don’t need a palace. – Instead of living in the opulent papal apartments, Francis opted to live in a Vatican residence alongside visiting clergy and lay people. “I’m visible to people and I lead a normal life –

a public Mass in the morning, I eat in the refectory with everyone else, et cetera,” he wrote to Father Enrique Martinez. “All this is good for me and prevents me from being isolated.” A day after being chosen pope, he returned to his guest house, thanked the staff – and personally paid the bill. • I’ll carry my own bag. – Francis caused a stir by carrying his own black hand luggage to his flight to Brazil on July 22. He even kept holding it while shaking hands with VIP well-wishers and while

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climbing the stairs to the jet’s entrance. • Call me Francis. – The desire for humility extends to his name. Born Jorge Bergolgio, he took the papal name of Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who, after being raised in a wealthy family, gave up worldly goods and lived a life of poverty. • With the poor, I walk the walk. – Pope Francis made sure to visit slums such as Varginha during his trip to Rio de Janeiro; the shantytown is so violent that locals call it Brazil’s Gaza

Strip. Weeks earlier, the pope invited 200 homeless people to dinner at the Vatican; afterward, he gave each a gift pack with pastries, fresh fruit and a rosary. • Why a balcony? I can speak from my doorstep. – Unlike his predecessor, Pope Francis said he would spend most of his summer at work in steamy Rome rather than at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. While at the mountainside retreat on July 14, however, he met crowds for prayer – right at the front door.

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Waubonsee enrollment up in 2012-13 yet again SUGAR GROVE – More students sought to advance their education at southern Kane County’s community college during the 2012-13 school year than during the year before. And administrators at Waubonsee Community College hope that trend continues into the upcoming school year. Faith LaShure, dean for enrollment management, said the number of students attending classes at the college’s campuses in Sugar Grove and Aurora increased 4.1 percent during the 2012-13 school year, which included the 2012 summer session, 2012 fall semester and 2013 spring semester, stretching from May 2012-May 2013. In all, the college boasted 12,380 students enrolled in credit and noncredit courses in the fall 2012 semester, the most for any of the periods during the last school year. That marked a 2.6 percent increase in headcount for that semester compared to the 2011 fall semester. The positive trend continued in the spring 2013 semester, when 12,266 students enrolled at Waubonsee. While down compared to the fall semester, student headcount for the spring semester increased 3.7 percent versus spring 2012, LaShure said. The number of classes being taken, as measured in se-

“Our numbers last year were solid, deinitely solid.” Faith LaShure Dean for enrollment management mester hours, also increased by 3.2 percent during the last school year, LaShure said. “Our numbers last year were solid, definitely solid,” she said. The increase continued a trend of enrollment growth at the college over the past decade. In the 10 years leading up to the past school year, semester credit hours taken at the college increased by 66 percent, college officials said. LaShure credited the growth to several factors, including adults enrolled in degree and certificate programs, high school students earning college credit through the college’s dual credit program, and others enrolled in Waubonsee’s adult basic education, General Education Development test and English As a Second Language courses. Last year, the average age of Waubonsee students was 28 years old, LaShure said. She said the college at this point cannot forecast what its enrollment will be during the fall semester. But, to date, she estimated summer 2013 enrollment had increased by about 2 percent in comparison to summer 2012.


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Stephen McCracken (from left), Marshall Farthing, Nicholas Messina and Jack Grimes won gold medals at the National Skills USA competition.

Kaneland grads share ‘gold’ story By AL LAGATTOLLA SUGAR GROVE – Three recent Kaneland High School graduates enjoyed a round of applause Monday night as they shared the story of their gold medal-winning performance with those assembled at John Shields Elementary School for the District 302 board meeting. The three – Stephen McCracken, Marshall Farthing and Nicholas Messina – were representing the Fox Valley Career Center, along with instructor Rick Burchell. They won a gold medal at the National Skills USA competition for the work they did in providing after-school and summer computer science workshops to students at Kaneland Harter Middle School and – later – a school district in Eminence, Mo. The idea was to “provide hands-on opportunities in computer science, in partnership with business and other donors, to under-serviced students in rural communities.” McCracken, Farthing and Messina worked with a fourth member of the team, Jack Grimes. Information about the project can be found at www. Among the highlights was a Google RISE Award, one of only 30 issued worldwide. “It’s not every day we welcome national champions in this room,” said Cheryl Krauspe, the school board’s president. Farthing said the project became much more than he could

have imagined. He said that at first, he thought it was something that might look good on a college application. “It turned more intense and action-oriented,” he said. “It went from something on a resume to something we worked on every day.” In the project, the students presented workshops to middle school students in Kaneland before heading to Missouri. They said when they went to Missouri, they had a workshop that was to last an hour and instead went significantly beyond that. “We could not get them out of the door, honestly,” McCracken said. They felt as if they were making a difference. They helped kids learn through hands-on activities. In one class, students would develop at least one Android mobile device application. In another, they learned to disassemble and reassemble a computer from scratch. Messina said a highlight was one student in Missouri who went into the program knowing nothing about computer science. After the program, that student said it was the path he wanted to pursue. “It was an amazing experience, that’s for sure,” Messina said of the entire project. The story doesn’t end there. Messina, who will attend Waubonsee Community College, will be teaching after-school workshops starting in October at Kaneland Harter Middle School. The program will be offered through the Sugar Grove Park District.

GENEVA – Compassion International will offer a 20-minute self-guided tour to immerse visitors into the real lives of three children who live in poverty. Its traveling tour, “Change the Story: The Compassion Experience” will be available Thursday through Sunday at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva. The tour is free and open to the public. The tour includes 3,100 square feet of exhibit space in two 18-wheeler trucks, showing exact replicas of the homes and environments of children from Uganda, India and Bolivia. Spokesman Chris Hoffman said the 60-year-old organization partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 of the world’s most impoverished countries to sponsor 1.4 million children. Using individual iPods and headsets, the tour is in-

For information, visit the following sites: • Compassion International – • First Baptist Church of Geneva – • Feed My Starving Children – • Children’s Hunger Fund – • UNICEF – • World Vision - www.worldvision. org. teractive, giving visitors a sense of what life is like in extreme poverty, where 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, he said. “It’s just educating people about the realities – and the hope,” Hoffman said. “They can help even if they cannot make that leap and sponsor a child.” Hoffman said Compassion International often partners with UNICEF and World Vision, but their approach is different. “They will typically work

with an entire group of people in an area. Compassion is centered in one-on-one sponsorships,” Hoffman said. Cheryl Pacilio, director of local serving for First Baptist, said the church decided to host the event after some of its leadership went to a mobile tour last summer. “It fits with the idea that we are a church that serves the world,” Pacilio said. “We want people to be aware of neighbors around the world. We want them to understand what children in poverty are experiencing on day to day basis.” The church already supports Feed My Starving Children in Aurora and the Children’s Hunger Fund, which deliver food packs directly to their homes, she said. “Our mission is to see that children’s needs are being met,” Pacilio said. “Those who pass through [the exhibit] might consider what they could do to alleviate the hunger of one specific child. Or they could make a donation [but] there is no requirement for either.”

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By BRENDA SCHORY SUGAR GROVE – Sugar Grove patrol Officer Brett Thoele was honored this month for saving a drowning man while on vacation in Branson, Mo. “It was pretty nice,” Police Chief Patrick Rollins said of Thoele’s actions. “We are so proud of him at the department.” Thoele, his family and father-in-law were at Moonshine Beach Recreation Area on Table Rock Lake near Branson. “He was there on the second day of his vacation with approximately 200 people on the beach and it was a busy day,” Rollins said. “He was

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Sugar Grove Police Officer Brett Thoele is honored by Police Chief Patrick Rollins at a recent Village Board meeting. about waist high in the water with his father-in-law when he heard some screams for help. … He saw someone in distress about 150 yards away.” Rollins said as Thoele described the scene to him, the officer was not a good swimmer,

but swam the distance to where a young man in his 20s was struggling in the water. Thoele’s father-in-law was right behind him, and a third man also had come to help. The third person was the first to arrive, Rollins said, but

in his panic, the flailing man took him underwater. The first man was able to get away, and Thoele tried to help the man out of water that was 50 feet deep, Rollins said, but three times, the swimmer pushed the officer underwater. “He climbed onto [Thoele’s] shoulders and his head,” Rollins said. “He is not a good swimmer. After the second time he went down, he grabbed the guy. He went down a third time, and he … gave him a hit from the back of arm and elbow into his face.” It was enough to stun the man and allow Theole to get control of him. In the meantime, the third man went to shore and returned with a raft. “Thank God for Officer

Thele to get to him, to help him to the raft and got him breathing properly and onto shore,” Rollins said. Thoele, an officer since May 2006, received a lifesaving ribbon to wear on his duty uniform and a medal to wear on his formal uniform, Rollins said. The reason the man was out so far in the water was that he and a brother – who shouted encouragement but did not participate in the rescue – decided they would swim out to an area where buoys were marked for boating lanes and sit on the buoys, Rollins said. “They could not make it and tried to swim back to shore, but it was farther than they thought,” Rollins said.

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Pitcher Justin Amlung winds up against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Tuesday during the first game of a four-game series at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Tuesday.


Bullpen does heavy lifting for Cougars JAY SCHWAB GENEVA – The Cougars might have found a solution to their seasonlong pitching woes. Skip the starters altogether. The Cougars gave a trio of their bullpen pitchers extended work on Tuesday, and the result was a 4-2 win at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The Cougars entered Tuesday with a 4.63 team ERA – worst in the Midwest League – but the combination of Justin Amlung, Nathan Dorris and Stephen Perakslis tag-teamed their way to a strong night on the mound. Perakslis induced a game-ending, 6-4-3 double play from Timber Rattlers leadoff hitter Alfredo Rodriguez as Wisconsin threatened with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth.

Second baseman Gioskar Amaya watches his hit Tuesday. “Usually in that situation, ninth inning, bases loaded, the batter’s all juiced up, so he’s just looking middle-in,” Perakslis said. “I was just trying to get the ball on the outside half and down in the zone to force a ground ball, and Marco [Hernandez] and [Gioskar] Amaya made a great play.” Amlung made his first start of the season as the Cougars needed the bullpen

to eat nine innings to reset their rotation. “Our bullpen has done a [heck] of a job the past month and a half, two months,” Cougars manager Mark Johnson said. “If we can get a lead into the later half of the game, we’ve got a pretty good chance.” The team’s pitching staff entered Tuesday taxed for various reasons, including a woeful start in Peoria on

Monday by Jose Rosario. Considering the circumstances, Johnson was elated the team only needed to use three pitchers. “That was after Amlung had a 31-pitch first inning, which we were holding our breath, like ‘Oh, we’re in big trouble here,’ ” Johnson said. “But he got out of it and actually came back and threw two more innings and picked us up. … Him and Dorris really picked us up.” Cougars right fielder Reggie Golden smashed a solo home run to left field – his sixth of the season – to start the scoring in the bottom of the second. The Cougars tacked on another run in the fourth, and maintained a 2-0 lead until the Timber Rattlers (44-58, 15-22 second half) tied the game in the top of the seventh off Dorris (6-3), who nonetheless earned the win after pitching four innings of two-run ball.

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Cougars’ upcoming schedule Today vs. Wisconsin, noon Thursday vs. Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m. Friday vs. Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Clinton, 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Clinton, 2 p.m. Monday at Clinton, 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Clinton Aug. 7 vs. Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 vs. Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 vs. Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 vs. Cedar Rapids, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 vs. Cedar Rapids, 1 p.m.


Escobar beats throw to plate • COUGARS Continued from page 20 The Cougars (41-61, 11-25 second half) responded in the bottom of the seventh. After Wisconsin intentionally walked Albert Almora to load the bases for first baseman Dan Vogelbach, Vogelbach hit a sacrifice fly to center field. Cougars catcher Carlos Escobar narrowly beat the throw home for the go-ahead run. Vogelbach’s sacrifice fly came on a 3-1 count. He was green-lighted on the 3-0 pitch, too – a move Johnson said he

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rarely would authorize – and Vogelbach pulled a foul ball deep down the right field line. “He’s proven over time that he can kind of zone in … he’s pretty good in those situations, and I just had a feeling that he was seeing the ball really well tonight,” Johnson said. Left fielder Oliver Zapata added an insurance run by belting an opposite field, two-out RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth. Escobar and Zapata – the bottom two hitters in the Cougars’ order – had two hits apiece in the opening game of the four-game series.

Turnstile report Tuesday's crowd of 3,932 pushed the Cougars’ season total to 268,706 fans in 47 home games. Kane County attracted 237,678 fans through the same span last season.

PREP ZONE Jay Schwab The Sugar Grove resident is a three-time state qualifier in track and field at Kaneland, where she specializes in the long jump, the 400-meter run and sprint relays. “I have a great relationship with everyone on the track team and they’ve done so much for me,” Zick said. “I’ve really had a good time and I’ve enjoyed it a lot, I really do. It’s hard to have to pick one sport for college but unfortunately it had to be done eventually.” Despite forgoing high school softball, Zick still has had plenty of game experience in the sport. She’s played travel softball in various programs for years, most recently this summer with the New Lenox Lightning. Zick, a left-handed hitting slapper, bats leadoff for the Lightning. She said St. John’s embraces the aggressive style of base running she enjoys. “Obviously with my

speed, running bases is a big part of my game so they encouraged that and teach that there,” said Zick, who also played basketball her first two years at Kaneland. “That was probably one of the biggest things I liked about them.” In addition to St. John’s, Zick said she considered Illinois, Northern Illinois and Indiana State. Relocating from Sugar Grove to Queens in New York City next year will provide a drastic change of scenery for Zick, who came away looking forward to “starting a new life out in New York” after a recent trip to campus. “When I went out and visited, I saw completely different cultures, different types of ethnicities I’ve never seen before. I heard tons of

different languages – it was really cool, actually,” Zick said. “I really enjoyed it because I’m a really outgoing person. I love experiencing new things.”

Volleyball commitments: A pair of rising senior girls volleyball players, both of whom play with Club Fusion, committed to Division I programs this week. Sam Dubiel, a St. Francis libero who helped the Spartans to an IHSA Class 3A state championship last year, committed to Florida. St. Charles East setter/ right-side hitter Carly Jimenez also is heading to the southeast. Jimenez selected High Point (N.C).

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College softball programs interested in Kaneland’s Lauren Zick would do their typical homework on the speedy center fielder, and an obvious question would eventually arise: Why didn’t you play high school softball? Zick is a marquee athlete in Kaneland’s girls track and field program, which conflicts with high school softball in the spring. Her answer was relatively straightforward. She Lauren Zick loves track and field, and thought the speed and explosion she gained through her track workouts transfer over to softball, anyway. Zick considered pursuing track in college until about midway through high school, when she decided softball would present her with the best opportunities. On Monday, the Kaneland senior committed to play Division-I softball at St. John’s University in New York.


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Cougars introduce Skulina, Dore GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars, in conjunction with the Cubs, announced Tuesday that pitcher Tyler Skulina and outfielder Jose Dore have joined the Cougars from Short-A Boise, while pitcher Juan Paniagua and outfielder Kevin Encarnacion have been transferred from Kane County to Boise. Skulina, the Cubs’ fourth-round draft choice in June, is the second player from the Cubs’ 2013 draft class to arrive, joining infielder Giuseppe Papaccio. Skulina, a 6-foot-5, 252-pound right-hander, appeared in eight games with Boise, two of which were starts. In 15 innings, Skulina allowed two earned runs and struck out 10 for the Hawks. Skulina attended Kent State University and this past season went 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 15 games. Dore was acquired by the Cubs through a trade with San Diego earlier this year. The outfielder/infielder was an eighth round draft choice of the Padres in 2010 and played in nine games last season with Class-A Fort Wayne, Short-A Eugene and rookie-level Arizona. Encarnacion began the season with Boise and joined the Cougars on June 28 to replace Bijan Rademacher, who was promoted to Class-A Advanced Daytona. Paniagua joined the Cougars on July 17 and made two starts. – Kane County Chronicle

Kaneland’s Zick chooses softball, St. John’s

Kaneland 12U baseball team wins Bronco League The Kaneland baseball 12U Silver team won the Kane County Bronco League on July 14. Back row from left: coaches Dave Panico, John Ortegel, Fred Brown and John Marshall. Second row from left: players Jake Vogt, Chase Carslon, Nikolas Panico, Joe Born, and Declan McDonald. Front row from left: players Sam Weigand, Nick Ortegel, Spencer Brown, Zach Denning, and Will Marshall. Not pictured: Nolan Fergus.

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The Cubs’ Junior Lake watches his ball during the fifth inning in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.


Sveum realistic about Samardzija By MAREK MAKOWSKI

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The Cubs’ Carlos Villanueva pitches during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. The Brewers defeated the Cubs, 6-5, in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Tuesday night. Arrieta’s debut was favorable – he smothered Milwaukee in a two-hit no-decision – and part of that is because of the new team, he says. Arrieta, who left Baltimore and his 7.23 ERA in a trade earlier this month. When starting with a new ballclub, players have realized their chance to build from the ground, but with the Cubs, they also noticed a change in culture. “I didn’t feel that [L.A.’s] staff had a lot of confidence in me, so I tried ... to prove to them something that I didn’t have to,” Guerrier said. “When I came here, I felt that I was wanted and trusted to just go out there and do what I normally do.” Nate Schierholtz, the Cubs’ right fielder, is in the midst of a career-best season after leaving the Giants in the off-

season. He’s also noticed the Cubs’ baseball culture and is thankful for the atmosphere in which he’s playing. “I think there’s always the element where you want to show them what you can do especially when you come off the bench most of your career,” he said. “For me, it was getting comfortable here quick, which I was able to because there are a lot of great guys, good clubhouse, good coaching staff.” Schierholtz could be one of the Cubs dealt by the deadline, which means he might have to start over, all over again. Nonetheless, he’s still thankful for his time in Chicago. “They’ve treated me great [and] given me everything I could ask for as far as opportunities to play a lot,” he said. “I’m thankful for that, and I’m trying to make the most of my opportunity.”

As today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline approached, speculation rose as to whether the Cubs will continue to deal star players like ace Jeff Samardzija. Before the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Brewers, Cubs manager Dale Sveum voiced his opinion. “It’s not that realistic,” he said. “I think it’s very, very far-fetched to think you’ve got a guy under control for that long, and possibly a number one guy, to do anything with.” Samardzija leads Cubs starters in strikeouts (146) and is second in wins (6). He is under contract until 2016. Baker progresses: Cubs righty Scott Baker began his rehab stint in a Class A Kane County start two weeks ago. On Monday, he threw 65 pitches in three innings, a cautionary sign after allowing 13 runs in his first three games. “[He’s throwing] a little better,” Sveum said. “He’s still not getting the quick outs.” After not starting a major league game in two years, the 31-year-old is signed to earn $5.5 million this year.

Although his return is projected to be a month away, Sveum has no worries about his rotation. “We’re not too concerned because we don’t have a need right now,” he said. “It’s just kind of a slow development for him right now. We’re okay with things progressing at this rate.”

Lake promising in potential role: David DeJesus, who played center field with the Kansas City Royals in the mid-2000s, shifted to first base in the past few years. This season, with Anthony Rizzo growing at first base, he moved back to his old position. Junior Lake, the Cubs’ up-and-coming left fielder, is a potential replacement. “He’s the kind of guy that you want covering a lot of space,” he said. “Outfield takes a lot of reps to get going out there.” Lake has done well in the outfield to this point, committing two errors in 98 innings. A potential shift to center field might be beneficial to the Cubs, according to Sveum. “It looks like you can get more experience, whether it’s winter ball or spring training,” he said. “He’s only going to get better out there.”

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After the Los Angeles Dodgers sent reliever Matt Guerrier to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol on July 2, Guerrier embraced the opportunity that came with his new club. “When I came here, I had an opportunity to pitch a little bit more,” the 34-year-old said. “It’s good, if things aren’t going the way you want to, to get a fresh start.” Since moving to the Cubs, Guerrier, who struggled with the Dodgers, has sliced his ERA in half and improved his performance as a late-game reliever on all fronts. But, as one of the many new names on the slowly growing team, he isn’t alone. Just this month, the Cubs have acquired 21 players. Those players are taking advantage of what they’ve been given: a new start on a dynamically changing ballclub, one whose general manager projects will be a World Series contender in a handful of years. “You go in with a clean slate and an open mind to go forward and help the team win,” reliever Kevin Gregg said, “so that helps guys get a fresh start.” Gregg, who’s now been with five major league teams, pitched for the Baltimore Orioles in the two seasons before the Cubs signed him in April. Then, his ERA floated in the 4s. This year, it’s fallen to a sturdy 2.68. Gregg thinks he’s improved because of the new location and after his quick transition to the clean setting. “It just takes time,” he said. “You pretty much know everybody across the field anyways, so it makes an easy transition.” The latest Cub to make the transition is right-hander Jake Arrieta, who made his first start with the Cubs on

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Should new offense or defense be bigger focus? TAKE 2

Is it the Bears offense we should be focused on? Or the defense? Hub Arkush and Tom Musick have differing points of view.

Arkush: Alright Mr. Musick – geez, I feel like I’m working with Paul McCartney – it’s time to take a stand. With all that is new for the Bears this season, I think we all need to figure out where to look first. Marc Trestman arrives with a promise of the Bears franchise finally emerging from the stone age of the T-formation and scoring points the way the big boys do. And, of course, all eyes are on Jay Cutler. But the best talent on this club is still on the defensive side. Defense has been the hallmark of the Bears since gas was 10 cents a gallon, and with all the changes on that side of the ball we have to wonder, can they stay strong enough to compete? Bottom line, which side of the ball do we need to focus on more? Musick: I get mistaken for Paul McCartney quite a bit. To

Hub Arkush and Tom Musick face off be honest, I’m a little miffed that Queen Elizabeth hasn’t knighted me yet. Anyway, as for the Bears, give me defense. Give me defense or give me death. Didn’t Patrick Henry say that? Although offense is a bigger deal than ever, the Bears will need to contain Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson and many other star playmakers on their schedule if they want to win games. Arkush: To be clear, you look a little more like Paul Giamatti than McCartney, but who’d call the old Commish’s son Mr. Musick? As far as the Bears “D,” it won’t matter what they do if Cutler and company can’t move the chains and find the end zone. Beyond that, one

could argue the whole Phil Emery regime is on the hook if his surprising hire at head coach doesn’t turn out to be the offensive savant he’s been billed as. I’d say it’s all eyes on the offense. Musick: Paul Giamatti, I like that. Who could forget his iconic performances in “Thunderpants” and “Big Momma’s House”? And I guess “Sideways” was all right, too. I get what you’re saying about the Bears’ offense, but this team will go sideways (or worse) if the defense slips from its top-10 form. I want to see Henry Melton duplicate his 2012 performance as the Bears’ best three-technique since a young Tommie Harris. I want to see Julius Peppers and Corey Wootton force

quick passes that allow the secondary to capitalize. I want to see the defense wear the, um, thunderpants. Arkush: I have no comeback for “Thunderpants.” Set point to Musick, but this match isn’t over. If the Bears offensive lineman don’t start blocking like the big mommas they’re being paid to be, and at least get opposing pass rushers and tacklers going sideways, Cutler, Forte, Bush and company are all going to be Mr. DirtyPants. Keep it out of the gutter guys, I’m talking grass stains! Seriously folks, even if the defense overachieves, it’s not going to score nine TDs again this year, and you can only win so many games 10-7. Top that, Mr. Smarty Pants. Musick: Grass stains! Oh, man, my mind went straight to the gutter. I couldn’t help it. You make good points about the Bears’ need for big-momma blockers. It would be foolish for me to argue otherwise. But scanning the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers averaged 27.1 points a game in

2012. The Minnesota Vikings averaged 23.7 points a game. The Detroit Lions averaged 23.3 points a game. The Bears defense needs to keep those totals in the high teens or low 20s, because I don’t think Jay Cutler & Co. want to get involved in weekly shootouts. Arkush: At this point you probably have the lead on clever references, but I’m sure I’ve got you whipped on the facts. So here’s my closing statement, and I’ll give you the last shot at a miracle comeback. Everyone loves a moment of triumph. Unfortunately, everyone plus one seems to love a train wreck. Jay Cutler is going to be one or the other by the end of this season. While the defense has its points of interest, for drama, spectacle and intrigue, what could be more interesting and important than finding out finally whether Cutler is going to be the next John Elway or the next Jeff George? Musick: I have no miracle comeback. Now, I know what Jeff George feels like.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – An interesting change in your social life could be in the offing in the year ahead. You might meet and become involved with some rather eccentric individuals who will be considerably different from the old pals you’re used to. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Certain things that are significant to you might not be of equal interest to your friends. Pushing your opinions on them regardless of this fact could make them feel very uncomfortable. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Even if it causes you some inconvenience, honor your commitments. Your gesture will be appreciated, and you may even learn not to be so impulsive next time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Guard against a strong inclination to force rules and directives on your co-workers that you would never follow yourself. Set a good example and remember to be reasonable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – There is a high probability that you could form a strong attraction to someone that is likely to end just as abruptly as it begins. Do your best to see people for who they really are. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Things should go rather smoothly for you, provided you’re not too indecisive. Think ahead as much as you can and stick to the plans that you make. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – A poor attitude generally brings bad results, and today will be no exception. If you treat distasteful tasks resentfully, chances are you’ll end up having to do them all over again. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Although you generally are a lucky gambler, there is a possibility you might be tempted to take a chance on something that you know is impossible. You’ll lose. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Be extremely careful not to treat your colleagues or partners in a brusque manner. You may want to unload on them, but it will only end up making everybody angry. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Someone who is skilled at uncovering information that should be kept private may get you to reveal something that you promised to keep to yourself. Be on your toes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You may find a frivolous activity intriguing, despite its high cost. You’re likely to take part, so you need to make sure that you get your money’s worth. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – When promoting an interest of yours, be careful how you behave in front of others. Your image is a bit fragile, and you wouldn’t want to appear selfish. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – This is not a good day to debate controversial issues. You’re prone to blurting things out that would be better left unsaid, and you could even say something that would leave a lasting scar.

Stephen P. Kiernan’s debut novel, ‘The Curiosity,’ a worthy diversion By RAE FRANCOEUR

‘The Curiosity’

More Content Now Getting snagged in a good yarn probably won’t contribute to your intelligence quota, but it will bring hours of pleasure to your hot, muggy summer when all you have energy for is turning a page or swiping the screen of your e-reader. “The Curiosity,” a debut novel by a talented storyteller, is just such a worthy diversion. Stephen P. Kiernan, a nonfiction writer, journalist and resident of Vermont, has lots of writing credits including an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and the Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment. Despite Kiernan’s journalistic accomplishments, the journalists we encounter in “The Curiosity” are a bunch of nincompoops who make you wonder about Kiernan’s own experiences. But a writer for whom little is sacred is worth a closer look. What is sacred in “The Curiosity” are matters of right and wrong, good and evil, science vs. humanity. Such conflicts abound, starting in the Arctic Ocean. Dr. Kate Philo, the novel’s protagonist, chips a man out of a vein of hard ice that’s embedded in a large iceberg. Jeremiah Rice fell overboard during a scientific expedition in 1906 and was flash frozen. Philo, on a mission to find organisms encapsulated in this hard ice, was not expecting to find an intact person. Philo’s boss, the narcissistic genius Dr. Erastus Carthage, has found a way to restore life – temporarily – to small organisms, such as krill, that have been frozen. The key is the hard ice. Objects locked in hard ice have been flash frozen. Their cells, therefore, have not been destroyed by ice crystals typically found when the freezing process takes longer. Carthage uses the same method of rejuvenation on Rice that he uses on krill. Soon Rice is back among the living. Admirable is the way Kiernan cre-

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Non-fiction writer and journalist Stephen P. Kiernan is the author of “The Curiosity” – his debut novel. ates distinctive characters. Chapters feature alternating points of view, and each character comes to life with as much energy and individuality as Jeremiah Rice. Rice is a work of art. His formal and elegant diction (he was a judge from Lynn, Mass., in his earlier life), his fine manners, his history and his goodness present an intriguing contrast to today’s behavior. Rice is a bit of an oddball – likable and erudite – whom Kate Philo comes to cherish. She rescues him from the ice, oversees his recovery and watches over his well-being. But she can’t save him from what appears to be his inevitable fate – an accelerating metabolism that explodes in a frantic, spastic death. The gyrations of the krill do not bode well for Rice. Dr. Carthage, the man with the genius and the funding, sequesters his researchers and his experiments in a Boston laboratory. As the biggest of the bad guys, he is evil and narcis-

sistic. He’s answerable to no one, not even his anonymous donors. As Rice regains his strength after his century of dormancy, crowds of religious protestors form outside the lab where he resides in a glassed-in cage of sorts. To Carthage, Rice is nothing but an experiment and a means to an end. That end is money and its accompanying enhanced stature. The crowd grows more riled as the days pass. The masses are fueled by master manipulator T.J. Wade. He’s more in want of power and prestige than he is offended by the way science breaches religious doctrine. Documenting Rice’s return from the dead is reporter Daniel Dixon. He is on the expedition to the Arctic, and later he’s appointed sole journalist to cover the story and feed it to the media pool. He is an interesting mix of savvy and stupid and self-destructive. He rightly perceives a lack of respect from Carthage and others. Low self-esteem sabotages him in the end, and his actions further ignite the growing disaster that befalls everyone involved. Maybe this book could have been a bit more literary had the extreme characters like Dr. Carthage not been quite so one dimensional and had the clash between science and religion been taken more seriously. Kiernan certainly has the skills and the talent. What we get instead is a meaty page-turner smack in the middle of the dog days of summer when nothing could be more pleasurable than a big fat book that demands our full attention and engages our imagination.

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Couple’s intimacy is risky without birth control Dear Abby: My girlfriend, “Allison,” and I have been in a relationship for two years. We met in our sophomore year of high school and have been dating ever since. We have an incredible relationship. We were virgins when we started dating, but decided we would lose our virginity to each other. We have always used birth control pills and condoms to ensure we wouldn’t be having any children. Earlier this month we had a pregnancy scare. Allison had failed to tell me she stopped taking her birth control pills three months ago. My trust was broken, but most of all I was scared she might be pregnant. It turned out she wasn’t, but because of the incident I have been skeptical about making love to her. Abby, we are way too young to have a child and are totally unprepared. I’d still like to be intimate with Allison, but I’m afraid. What should I do? – Betrayed In Bangor, Maine Dear Betrayed: You appear to be an intelligent and responsible young man. The first thing

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips you should do is thank your higher power that there wasn’t an “accident” and your girlfriend didn’t become pregnant. The next thing you should do is find out why Allison would stop taking her birth control pills without telling you. If there was a medical reason, there are other methods she could have used in their place. And last, recognize that if you resume having sex with her – which I emphatically DON’T recommend – that you won’t be able to trust her as far as birth control is concerned, and you will be the one totally responsible for preventing a pregnancy. The saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on ME,” applies here. Dear Abby: I would like your opinion on the relatively new craze of trashing the wedding dress. I think it’s a deplorable

waste. I’m sorry I kept mine and watched it yellow over the years, but I haven’t heard a reasonable argument for destroying the gown. Some women say if they have a daughter, she wouldn’t want a dated dress. But if the dress is currently in style, I’m sure some less fortunate girl would love to have it. Rather than trash it, I say why not donate the dress or sell it and send the money to a woman’s charity? – Sensible In The Sunshine State Dear Sensible: The only rational reason I can think of for “trashing” a wedding dress would be if the marriage was a disaster and the bride was doing it as a way of venting her anger. I can’t speak for all young women, but I am willing to bet that many would be thrilled to wear the gown their mother wore. And for those who aren’t interested or can’t fit into it, your idea of recycling is compassionate, generous and sensible. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Commonsense can protect against lightning strikes Dear Doctor K: I love to go outside during a summer thunderstorm, but my sister is convinced I’ll get hit by lightning. Do I really need to head inside when there’s a storm brewing? Dear Reader: At the end of a stiflingly hot and humid day, when lightning flashes and thunder rumbles, it can be tempting to head outside into the cool deluge. When I was young, I did that a lot. (In fact, I did a lot of crazy things. That’s because, like many young people, I thought I was immortal. Yes, in the back of my mind I knew that people die. I guess I thought there might be an exception in my case.) Today, I know better, and I stay indoors during electrical storms. Your sister is right: Lightning strikes that accompany thunderstorms can be hazardous. There’s a lot of electricity in a bolt of lightning. Don’t misunderstand: Getting hit by lightning is not inevitably fatal. In fact, most people live to tell the tale. Lightning can cause first- and second-degree burns. Survivors of lightning-related injuries may

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff end up with neurological and eye problems. And many victims experience bad, unrelenting headaches for several months. When lighting does cause death, cardiac arrest is the most common cause. That’s because the electricity scrambles the heart’s electrical system and sets off dangerous irregular heart rhythms. Here are some tips for staying safe in a thunderstorm: • Seek shelter in a vehicle. If a car or bus gets hit, the electrical current stays on the outside of the metal shell of the vehicle. • Seek shelter in a large structure and avoid small structures. Small buildings such as bus shelters or huts on golf courses may increase the risk of lightning injury if they are the tallest objects in an area. Metal poles in tents can act as lightning rods. • Stay away from clearings and single trees. If you are in the woods, don’t head for a clearing.

Take cover in an area with small trees or bushes. If you’re in an open area, don’t stand near an isolated tree. Instead, find a low-lying area and squat with your feet together and hands over your ears. • Don’t wait till the clouds are overhead. Lightning can travel far ahead of the storm clouds producing rain. Light travels a lot faster than sound; that’s why you usually see a flash of lightning and hear the thunder later. That difference in the speed of light and the speed of sound helps you to guess how far away the lightning is. Seek shelter when the time between seeing lightning and hearing thunder is 30 seconds or less. • Don’t go outside for at least 30 minutes after the last lightning seen. This is a good general rule of thumb. If it’s been a halfhour since the last lightning, the storm causing the lightning probably has passed.

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

Eighteen-year-old wants to get tattooed Dr. Wallace: I graduated from high school with honors and will attend college in the fall. My parents and I are having a mild disagreement. I’m 18 and do not need their approval to get a tattoo. Of course, I want to get one, and they are telling me not to. Most of my friends, including my boyfriend, have tattoos, and they look cool. That’s the look I also want. I keep telling my parents that a tattoo is not permanent and can be removed if I should want to have mine removed at a later date. They keep telling me that it would cost a lot of money. Will you please give me an estimated price of having a tattoo removed? – Nameless, DeKalb Dear Nameless: Dr. Suzanne Kilmer, the founder of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, has removed up to 20,000 tattoos. Dr. Kilmer is a world-renowned, pre-eminent expert in the field of laser tattoo removal and laser skin care. Dr. Kilmer says that the removal of a tattoo is difficult, lengthy and painful. The cost of removing a tattoo ranges from $150 to $1,000 for multiple appointments to remove a tattoo. The painful lasers deliver hot, powerful pulses through the upper skin to a deeper layer where the embedded pigment lies. Dr. Kilmer also has a warning for those who are contemplating getting a tattoo: “Think twice before acting. Not only do you face five times the risk of contracting hepatitis C, chances are you’ll change your mind about whether you like your tattoo before you reach middle age. Dr. Wallace: Lately, I have gotten into the very bad habit of putting

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace my friends down. I talk behind their backs, and I even seem happy when they have big problems. I really don’t like the way I’ve been acting. Why am I being a rotten person? I really want to change! – Jean, Ames, Iowa Dear Jean: You are, indeed, well on your way to a complete recovery – first, by realizing that you have a problem and then by making an effort to change. By putting your friends down, you were probably trying to make yourself look a bit better. Also, when your friends had big problems, your small problems looked insignificant by contrast. Now comes the fun solution. Instead of being negative, start looking at the good qualities your friends possess. Say nice and considerate things to them. This will make them feel good, and so will you. It’s a scenario where everybody wins. Dr. Wallace: I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and would like to be a model, but I’m told that models must be 5 feet 8 inches or taller. Why must models be so tall? – Serena, Newport, R.I. Dear Serena: There are plenty of jobs for models who are shorter than 5 feet 8 inches. This height requirement is only for high fashion models. In the case of fashion models, clothes designers want tall models so more of their designs can be seen. The best place to get started would be to contact local department stores to inquire if they hire local models. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Baroness Edith Clara Summerskill, who was a Labour Party member of British Parliament from 1938 to 1961, said, “Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.” That does not apply to nagging in bridge classes, where the teacher is repeating truths about the game. Look at the South hand in today’s diagram. With 22 points, a great five-card suit and all of those prime cards, it easily qualifies for a two-club opening bid. But after North responds two diamonds, the negative response usually made with 0-7 points, what should South rebid? While you are thinking about that, suppose South ends in three no-trump. What happens after West leads either the spade four or the heart king? A basic rule of bidding at the game-level is to aim for notrump, not for a minor. When this deal was played, South rebid three clubs instead of two notrump – a bad error. It got worse when North passed out three clubs, a forcing bid! Over two no-trump, North would have used Stayman to try to find a 4-4 spade fit before settling into three no-trump. It would be normal for West to lead the spade four. South captures East’s 10 with his king, cashes the diamond ace, and continues with the diamond jack. Here, East has to win and can do no better than to cash his spade queen and play another spade to hold declarer to 10 tricks. However, if West is psychic, he will lead the heart king. Then South cannot make his contract. Declarer would rue the lack of the club 10 on the board as an entry for the diamond finesse.

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Page 32 • Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by gi yo (s) in the above entitled suit, that the RECORD CLAIMANTS, said suit has been commenced in Defendants. the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Kane County, Illinois, by the CASE NO. 13 CH 1640 Plaintiff(s) against you and other Property: 1940 Opal Drive, Audefendants, praying for the foreclo- rora, IL 60506 sure of certain Mortgages conveying the premises described as folNOTICE OF PUBLICATION lows, to-wit: The requisite affidavit for publicaLOT 30 OF F.L. POND'S ADDI- tion having been filed, notice is TION TO AURORA IN THE CITY OF hereby given to you, Defendant(s) AURORA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in Permanent Tax Identification the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court Number: 15-23-329-014 of Kane County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff(s) against you and other Common address: 224 North defendants, praying for the forecloOhio Street, Aurora, Illinois 60505 sure of certain Mortgages conveying the premises described as foland which said Mortgage was lows, to-wit: made by Innovative Property Group, LLC as Mortgagor to Allied LOT 187 OF UNIT FOUR OF FORFirst Bank, sb as Mortgagee, and DON PARK, A SUBDIVISION IN THE recorded in the Office of the SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 18, Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 8 Illinois as document numbers EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL 2009K089638 on December 4, MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF AURO2009. An Assignment of Rents RA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. was also recorded on December 4, 2009 as document number Permanent Tax Identification 2009K089639. Number: 15-18-428-002 And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending.

gage made by Innovative Property PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. Group, LLC as Mortgagor to Allied First Bank, sb as Mortgagee, and Dated: July 12, 2013 recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Illinois as document numbers Clerk of the Sixteenth Judicial 2009K024884 on April 3, 2009. Circuit, Kane County, Illinois An Assignment of Rents was also recorded on April 3, 2009 as doc- Beau T. Greiman GREIMAN, ROME & GRIESMEYER, ument number 2009K024885. LLC And for such other relief prayed; 24115 W. 103rd St., Suite B that summons was duly issued out Naperville, IL 60564 of the said Sixteenth Judicial Circuit 630-369-9901 Court against you as provided by 630-369-9886 law, and that the said suit is now Firm I.D. 6225076 pending. (Published in the Kane County NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, YOU, the said defendant(s), file 2013.) your answer to the complaint in this case or otherwise file your appearance in the Office of the Circuit PUBLIC NOTICE Court Clerk, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois, on or before the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16th day of August 2013, a default SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT may be entered against you at any KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB an Illinois of said complaint. Banking Corporation, Plaintiff YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED vs. THAT THE TIME IN WHICH THE INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP, Common address: 1940 Opal SUBJECT REAL ESTATE MAY BE LLC an Illinois limited liablity comREDEEMED FROM FORECLOSURE, pany, BRIAN A. DONARSKI, an inDrive, Aurora, Illinois 60506 PURSUANT TO LAW, COMMENCES dividual, AMANDA DONARSKI, an TO RUN WITH THE FIRST DATE OF individual, CHERYL MABRY, an inand which said Mortgage was

NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said defendant(s), file your answer to the complaint in this case or otherwise file your appearance in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois, on or before the 16th day of August, 2013, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint.

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gage pray dividual, UNKNOWN OWNERS and made by Innovative Property that summons was duly issued out 16th day of August, 2013, a deof the said Sixteenth Judicial Circuit fault may be entered against you at Group, LLC as Mortgagor to Allied NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. First Bank, sb as Mortgagee, and Court against you as provided by any time after that day and a derecorded in the Office of the law, and that the said suit is now cree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. CASE NO. 13 CH 1641 Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, pending. Property: 826 South Loucks Illinois as document numbers 2009K089640 on December 4, NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED Street, Aurora, IL 60505 2009. An Assignment of Rents YOU, the said defendant(s), file THAT THE TIME IN WHICH THE was also recorded on December 4, your answer to the complaint in this SUBJECT REAL ESTATE MAY BE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION 2009 as document number case or otherwise file your appear- REDEEMED FROM FORECLOSURE, ance in the Office of the Circuit PURSUANT TO LAW, COMMENCES The requisite affidavit for publica- 2009K089641. Court Clerk, 530 S. Randall Road, TO RUN WITH THE FIRST DATE OF tion having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, Defendant(s) And for such other relief prayed; St. Charles, Illinois, on or before the PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court LEGAL NOTICE / PUBLIC NOTICE of Kane County, Illinois, by the RESOLUTION NO. 2013-02 Plaintiff(s) against you and other RESOLUTION ASCERTAINING THE PREVAILING RATE OF WAGES defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain Mortgages conveyWHEREAS, the State of Illinois has enacted the Prevailing Wage Act ("Act"), as amended, (820 ing the premises described as follows, to-wit: ILCS 130/0.01 et seq.); and LOT 34 IN A.P. MOCHER¡ÇS SEVENTH ADDITION TO THE TOWNSHIP OF AURORA, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF AURORA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Tax Identification Number: 15-26-480-006 Common address: 826 South Loucks Street, Aurora, Illinois 60505 and which said Mortgage was

WHEREAS, the Act regulates wages of laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in any public works by the state, county, city or any public body or any political subdivision or by anyone under contract for public works; and WHEREAS, the Act requires that the Board of Trustees of the Wasco Sanitary District investigate and ascertain the prevailing rate of wages as defined in the Act for laborers, mechanics, and other workers in the locality of the District employed in performing construction of public works for the District. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of the Wasco Sanitary District, Kane County, Illinois, as follows: Section 1: To the extent and as required by the Act, as amended, the general prevailing rate of wages in this locality for laborers, mechanics and other workers engaged in construction of public works coming under the jurisdiction of the Wasco Sanitary District is hereby ascertained to be the same as the prevailing rate for construction work in the Kane County area as determined by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois as of July 2013, or U.S. Department of Labor, as the case may be, a copy of those determinations being attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference. As required by the act, any and all revisions of the prevailing rate of wages by the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois shall supersede the Department's July 2013 determination and apply to any and all public works construction taken by the Wasco Sanitary District. The definition of any terms appearing in this Resolution that are also used in the Act shall be the same as in the Act. Section 2: Nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply the general prevailing rate of wages as herein ascertained to any work or employment except public works constructed of the Wasco Sanitary District to the extent required by the Act.


Section 3: The Board of Trustees shall publicly post or keep available for inspection by any interested party in the main office of the Wasco Sanitary District this determination or any revisions of such prevailing rate of wage. A copy of this determination or of the current revised determination of prevailing rate of wages then in effect shall be attached to all contract specifications. Section 4: The Board of Trustees shall mail a copy of this determination to any employer, and to any association of employers and to any person or association of employees who have filed their names and addresses, requesting copies of any determination stating the particular rates and the particular class of workers whose wages will be affected by such rates.

Dated: July 12, 2013 /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois

Section 5: The Board of Trustees shall promptly file a certified copy of this Resolution with the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois.

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Section 6: The Board of Trustees shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the area a notice of this Resolution, and such publication shall constitute notice that the determination is effective and that this is the determination of this public body. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication pursuant to law. PRESENTED, PASSED AND APPROVED, this 17th day of July, 2013

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)



ATTEST: s/s Charles D. Foulkes Charlie Foulkes, Clerk



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(Published in the Kane County Chronicle July 31, 2013)

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Robert Skidmore

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Dated: July 12, 2013 /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois Beau T. Greiman GREIMAN, ROME & GRIESMEYER, LLC 24115 W. 103rd St., Suite B Naperville, IL 60564 630-369-9901 630-369-9886 Firm I.D. 6225076 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 13 MR 659 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that on October 7, 2013, in Courtroom No. 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as this matter may heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for the change of name(s) of OMAR MARIO ABUAWAD to OMERO MARIO AVALDI and SARAH ABUAWAD to SARAH ADRIANA AVALDI pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq. Dated July 22, St. Charles, Illinois



/s/ Omar AbuAwad (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 24, 31 & August 7, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ARTHUR D. GRAFFAM Address: 801 N. McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123 Date of Death: October 30, 2012 Case No. 13 P 380 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Arthur D. Graffam who died on October 30, 2012, a resident of Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 3. The attorney for the estate is: Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before January 26, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has


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ey ys been filed. 5. On July 15, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative was entered. 6. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will as provided under section 621 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 6-21). 7. Within 6 months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Section 8-1 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 8-1). 8. The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). /s/ Ted A. Meyers Attorney for Executor

Kane County Chronicle / prov Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 8-1). 8. The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). /s/ Ted A. Meyers Attorney for Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, 2013.)


Public Notice is hereby given that on July 24, 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 ADVANCED GASTROEN(Published in the Kane County TEROLOGY ASSOCIATES located at Chronicle, July 24, 31 & August 7, 1141 E. Main St., Suite 105, East 2013.) Dundee, IL 60118. Dated: July 24, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: WARREN C. ANDERSON Address: 1905 Jamestown Lane, Elgin, Illinois 60123 Date and place of Death: February 14, 2013 / Elgin, Illinois

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle July 31, 2013)

Case No. 13 P 412 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Warren C. Anderson who died on February 14, 2013, a resident of Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Ted A. Meyers, Charlen E. Anderson and Midland States Bank, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 3. The attorney for the estate is: Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before February 2, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On July 25, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative was entered. 6. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will as provided under section 621 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 6-21). 7. Within 6 months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Section 8-1 of the

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, 2013.)


ng ange op thereof: That Matt Waldow has ceased PUBLIC NOTICE doing business under the above named business and has no further SUPPLEMENTAL ASSUMED NAME connection with or financial interest PUBLICATION NOTICE in the above named business carried on under such an assumed Public Notice is hereby given that name. on July 29, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk Dated: July 10, 2013 of Kane County, Illinois, concerning the business known as BELLA NAIL /s/ John A. Cunningham SPA located at 2902 Kirk Road Kane County Clerk Unit 104, Aurora, IL 60502 which certificate sets forth the following (Published in the Kane County changes in the operation thereof: Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, Nancy Huynh has ceased doing 2013.) business under the above named business and has no further connection with or financial interest in the above named business carried on under such an assumed name. GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers Needed! Up to $4,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Starting Pay Up to . Dated: July 29, 2013 46cpm. Full Benefits, Excellent Hometime, No East Coast. /s/ John A. Cunningham Call 7 days/wk! Kane County Clerk 888-653-3304 (Published in the Kane County Need Legal Help? FREE REFERRAL Call 877-270-3855 Chronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, Courtesy of the 2013.) Illinois State Bar Association at


SERVE TO LEARN. Earn money for college, train for a career, receive excellent pay and benefits. Serve in the National Guard. Call 1-800-GO-GUARD or Public Notice is hereby given visit that on July 24, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Tool Reduction Auction Saturday, Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, set- August 3 - 10:00 am 793 Springer ting forth the names and addresses Dr., Lombard IL 60148 Compressors, Carts, Hand trucks, Ladders, of all persons owning, conducting Power tools, Misc. OBENAUF AUCand transacting the business TION SERVICE, Inc. www.Obenauknown as HEART WELLNESS Round Lake, IL TER located at 1141 E. Main St., #444.000105 847-546-2095 Suite 105, East Dundee, IL 60118. ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Dated: July 24, 2013. Public Notice is hereby given /s/ John A. Cunningham that on July 29, 2013 a certificate Kane County Clerk was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses (Published in the Kane County of all persons owning, conducting Chronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, and transacting the business 2013.) known as ALL PRO POLY located PUBLIC NOTICE at 1221 James St., Geneva, IL 60134. ASSUMED NAME Dated: July 29, 2013. PUBLICATION NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham Public Notice is hereby given Kane County Clerk that on July 24, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County (Published in the Kane County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setChronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, ting forth the names and addresses 2013.) of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business PUBLIC NOTICE known as NORTHWEST HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATES located at ASSUMED NAME 1141 E. MAIN ST., SUITE 105, PUBLICATION NOTICE EAST DUNDEE, IL 60118 Public Notice is hereby given Dated: July 24, 2013. that on July 29, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County /s/ John A. Cunningham Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setKane County Clerk ting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting (Published in the Kane County and transacting the business Chronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, known as BELLA NAIL SPA located 2013.) at 2902 Kirk Rd, Unit #104, Aurora, IL 60502. Dated: July 29, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk


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the early 1980s, when it moved to its current spot, the former site of Maple Park Elementary School. In 1998, it became a public library district. All of that activity in 50 years is a reason to celebrate, she said. “We’ve gone from what amounted to a reading room to a full library,” she said. For details, visit https:// or call 815-8273362. Maple Park Library Director Kimberly Martin said the celebration also is a recognition of the end of the summer reading program, something that also is being celebrated this week in Elburn. The Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn, will have a celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. There will be balloon sculptures, music from Jutta and the Hi-Dukes and the Reamtet, as well as comedy magic from Dave Marcus. Dwayne Nelson, the youth

services and reference librarian, said the reading program had about 1,000 youths and 400 adults participate. There are grand prizes to award at the event, and he said there is still time to enter. One boy signed up late last week, Nelson said. “It’s never too late to get a few prizes and have a little fun,” he said. “And come to our last, big hurrah.” Last year’s year-end celebration in Elburn took place on a weekend afternoon, but Nelson said it’s good to shift the times to make the event accessible to people with different schedules. Some events are inside. Both concerts are outside. Jutta and the Hi-Dukes, on the band’s website, is described as “a slamming six-piece band that will rock the largest festival crowd to a budget-pleasing trio.” The Reamtet group is known as the jazzy side of Ream’s Elburn Market. Nelson stressed that attendees do not need to be participants in the summer reading program. And all events are free. “Anyone can come,” he said. Visit

or call 630-365-2244 for details. The Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, already has had its 50th anniversary celebration. But this week, the library has been celebrating “Awesomely Bad Shark Week Movies,” with more set for Thursday and Saturday. At 2 p.m. Thursday, it’s “Mega-Shark vs. Giant Octopus.” On Friday, it’s a marathon of “Jaws” movies. Carol Dolin, the library’s director, said the idea for the shark week movies came from Christina Keasler. Keasler’s last day with the library is Saturday, so she will mark that with the “Jaws” marathon. Also, at 6 p.m. Sunday, the Sugar Grove library will welcome the Madcap Puppets to perform the “Cinderella Files.” There also will be a grand prize drawing for the summer reading program. Dolin said the summer reading program did well. Call 630-466-4686 or visit for details.

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Golden Corral Buffet and Grill • Batavia Limit 4. Batavia location only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid Saturday and Sunday between 7:30am–10:00am. Drinks are included. Exp. 8/31/13


$6.69 2 for $14

Golden Corral Buffet and Grill • Batavia Limit 4. Batavia location only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid Saturday and Sunday between 7:30am–10:00am. Drinks are included. Exp. 8/31/13

Golden Corral Buffet and Grill • Batavia Limit 2. Batavia location only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid Saturday and Sunday between 7:30am–10:00am. Drinks are included. Exp. 8/31/13

2030 Main Street, Batavia, IL 815.895.5454

630-406-5000 HOURS: M-Th 11 am - 9 pm; Fri 11 am - 10 pm; Sat 7:30 am - 10 pm; Sun 7:30 am - 9 pm


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Kane County Chronicle / • Wednesday, July 31, 2013


We Make Over 100 Varieties of Smoked Meats and Sausages Polish Sausage • Smoked Sausage & More! T-Bone, Filets, Strip and Ribeye Beef & Chicken Shish-Ka-Bobs, U.S.D.A. Choice Steaks and Pub Burgers Award Winning Bratwurst Beef Wieners • Frankfurters Polish Sausage • Smoked Sausage & More!

Ream’s Elburn Market Fine Quality Meats & Sausages Fresh • Aged • Cured • Smoked 128 N. Main St. | Downtown Elburn | West side of Rt. 47 630.365.6461

HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-4pm Sunday: 11am-4pm