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ecoleman@shawmedia.com McHENRY – The house at 2811 Myang Ave. has sat vacant since Jack Leo Smith was arrested in March 2010 on decade-old sex crimes. The windows have been broken, the roof is pocked with

holes, and the inside is filled with debris. A camper trailer sits on jack stands in the driveway. Smith was found guilty July 18 of all the charges filed against him, including three

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counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. But the house where the crimes were committed – called a “house of horrors” by Assistant State’s Attorney

Sharyl Eisenstein during closing arguments in Smith’s stipulated bench trial – has sat in limbo. The McHenry County Health Department was called to the house the day of Smith’s

arrest to document a “hoarding situation,” according to the county’s file on the property. Besides the items that clogged the house, making it difficult to move from room to room, the inspector noted the

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David Ermilio (left) and Ricardo Ibarra of Anthony Roofing work Monday on replacing the roof at Three Oaks Elementary School in Cary.

Summer school work Crews push to finish campus projects before students arrive By JOSEPH BUSTOS jbustos@shawmedia.com On top of Three Oaks Elementary School in Cary, nine workers are placing insulation, rubber membranes and gravel on the building. The Anthony Roofing employees are working 10-hour days during the roof replacement project – the previous 6,500-square-foot roof had leaking problems – as part of a push to get done before the students arrive for class Aug. 26, project foreman Brian Altman said.

“It was an old roof,” Altman said. The roof project is part of the $2 million in capital projects scheduled to be done this summer in District 26. And it’s just one of many school construction projects happening in McHenry County this summer as local districts prepare for the start of the 2013-14 academic year. In Huntley District 158, in addition to a multimillion-dollar athletic field upgrade at Huntley High School, $700,000 in other capital

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CHICAGO – Illinois became the 20th state in the nation to allow the medical use of marijuana Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn signing some of the nation’s toughest standards into law. The measure, which takes effect Jan. 1, sets up a four-year pilot program for state-regulated dispensaries and 22 so-called cultivation centers, where the plants will be grown. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, focused his remarks on h o w m e d i c a l Gov. Pat marijuana will Quinn help seriously ill patients, including veterans, who have been a key focus during his time in office. He also played up Illinois’ standards. “It’s important we do whatever we can to help ease their pain,” Quinn said Thursday at a new medical facility at the University of Chicago. “The reason I’m signing the bill is because it is so tightly and properly drafted.” Under the measure, only patients with serious illnesses or diseases will be allowed to obtain medical marijuana. The bill lists more than 30, such as cancer, muscular dystrophy and lupus. The patients must have established relationships with a doctor and will be limited to 2.5 ounces every two weeks.

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sshinneman@shawmedia.com McHENRY – The 41,493-square-foot building left vacant by last year’s collapse of a major mental health provider likely will soon be filled by Pioneer Center for Human Services. The county’s largest social service agency is in the process of purchasing for $2.25 million the former facility of Family Service and Community Mental Health Center, 4100 Veterans ParkPatrick way, McHenry. Maynard The deal CEO of Pioneer Center for Hu- n o w a w a i t s man Services clearance from engineers before entering a final closing stage. Pioneer CEO Patrick Maynard said he anticipates the deal will be final within 60 days. The announcement comes after a search for more space that started more than a year ago, Maynard said. “We’re not going to sell any of our other buildings; we’re going to repurpose,” he said. “We have programs that have literally been put in closets because we’ve run out of space.”

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Enough of the long and winding mow We gave it our best shot: At least 10 years with an electric mower on a corner lot. Less pollution. Less noise. No gasoline to spill or burn the garage down. No oil to fill. Just plug it in, let the battery charge and go. But you had to make allowances for the electric mower. Its charge would last long enough to mow half the lawn, so lawn mowing was a two-day job. That’s if you could keep up with the growth. Then it was a three-day or four-day job. And that’s why you have kids. Someone needs to mow the lawn. Better them than you. But soon enough, they will outgrow the lawn and move on with their own lives, and jobs, and college, and leave the lawn behind as just another bad childhood memory. I know about lawns and bad memories. In a previous life, I had an expansive lawn – acres – and I had a riding mower, and I would spend three or four hours on that machine every week mowing, and the grass often would grow so fast that I couldn’t keep up, and I would have to rake the lawn by hand to clear it of the windrows of clippings. I didn’t enjoy it, and each season got worse, until the final season in

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VIEWS Dick Peterson 2000. It was spring, and I just couldn’t bring myself to touch the mower. It all became entangled in my first serious mental health breakdown, and I never mowed the lawn that spring. I was hospitalized instead, which hardly brings back good memories. But I swore to myself I would never mow again; the experience was that traumatic. And when I remarried, I think it might have been in our wedding vows that I wouldn’t mow the lawn. I might be wrong. But after several years, I decided I needed to get past this unreasonable fear of mowing. And I started mowing, and it wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t that good – we’re talking about mowing, after all – but I could do it again and maintain my mental wellness. This year was particularly rough with the electric mower. It seemed like it rained just often enough, and then for days on end, so the grass would grow uncontrollably, and it always would be too long. And we couldn’t keep up with Wally across

the street, who keeps a nice-looking lawn all season. It just took us longer to mow our lawn, and no sooner was it finished on one end, then you would need to start mowing on the other end. It was a losing battle. And the war was lost when the electric mower wouldn’t start at all. And no one is around who repairs these simple electric mowers. If it isn’t the battery, it’s beyond hope. And we knew it wasn’t the battery because one day it was taking a full charge, and the next day it wasn’t starting. We were against buying an expensive new battery for the mower because we were pretty sure that wasn’t the problem. We’ve been down that road before, and we knew the signs of a dying battery. We had come to doubt the whole idea of a clean electric mower that didn’t pour carbon monoxide into the air. We babied this mower, lugging it into the basement in the winter to keep the battery out of the frigid winter air. We kept the battery charging through the winter like the instructions said. But the latest model didn’t last four seasons. So we did what we had to do: We bought a standard gasoline-powered

lawn mower. We surrendered. There wasn’t an electric model in the large display of mowers at the home improvement center. If electric mowers were as reliable as the next best gasoline mower, you would have a choice. There would be competition, even if the electric mower cost a little more for a lot less power. No, there were 10 or 15 gas models to choose from. And if we were going to buy one, it was going to be at least an electric-start, self-propelled model because the day is soon coming when we will be out of kids to mow, and I would rather the heavy mower pull me than me push it. That’s called planning for the inevitable. It mowed like a wonder. The grass was long, but once we got the height adjusted just right on the mower, it cut and mulched the clippings like nothing. The job was done in a single day, in less than an hour, with gasoline to spare. And the lawn looked good. Almost as good as Wally’s.

• Dick Peterson, who lives in Woodstock, is a mental-health advocate, a freelance writer and a former Northwest Herald Opinion Page editor. He can be contacted at dickpeterson76@ gmail.com.

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – The chairman of scandal-tarnished Metra tendered his resignation Thursday, citing the unrelenting criticism he has faced in the wake of the buyout of the commuter rail agency’s former chief executive officer. Brad O’Halloran announced his resignation in a letter to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, who picked him to represent the county on the Metra board. In his letter, O’Halloran says he determined that as long as he is chairman and a member of the board, the issues facing Metra would not be addressed. O’Halloran has faced blistering criticism after details

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Family members have no interest in the property • HOUSE Continued from page A1 The usual option of working with the owner wouldn’t work. The Myang Avenue home was owned by Mary Smith, Jack Leo Smith’s mother, who had died without a will, Assistant State’s Attorney David Mellem said. Other family members said they had no interest in the property. McHenry Township also has an ongoing enforcement file on the property for weeds and tall-grass violations, Supervisor Donna Schaefer said in an email. While the township can step in, mow properties and then levy a lien when necessary, that’s not an option in this case because it does not have the authority when it comes to abandoned structures. For a while, it looked as though a new owner, a tax purchaser, would take over the property, but that fell through after the purchaser filed a sale

his fiancee, Christine Foote, who have lived on Myang Avenue for 14 years, the lengthy process has been frustrating. Their concern had been renewed recently after Kaminski saw kids skulking around the place. “At least if the windows that are broken were boarded up, we wouldn’t have to worry about kids getting in and it being a danger to the community,” Kaminski said. “It’s frustrating that nothing can be done.” It’s a common misconception that the county boards up damaged or vacant homes, Hansel said. That usually is done by the owners. For the county to board up the property, it would have to go through a legal process and go out for bid, costing the taxpayers money, something that didn’t seem necessary with a buyer in the wings, Hansel said. Kaminski doesn’t understand the reticence. “That’s why we pay taxes,” he said.

in error and won. That brought the county back to square one, so in January – before the tax purchaser officially won the case in March – the county filed a request with the McHenry County State’s Attorney to demolish the building, said Matt Hansel, the county code enforcement officer. The move is an unusual one. The county has demolished fewer than half a dozen buildings in Hansel’s 12 or so years with the county. “My hope is that from this point forward, this should be moving more quickly,” Mellem said. “It’s a complicated process, but we have a renewed attention to it. We hope we get something done soon. I just don’t want to make any promises [on when it will happen].” The State’s Attorney’s Office is looking into solutions, finding who would need to be informed and investigating whether an owner to work with can be found or a case needs to be filed, Mellem said. But for Vince Kaminski and

Illinois’ rules will be among the toughest in the nation • QUINN Continued from page A1 Currently, 19 other states and Washington, D.C., allow medical marijuana. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a medical marijuana bill into law last week. Illinois’ rules are among some of the strictest in the

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First days of school around McHenry County

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n Nippersink District 2: Aug. 21 n Fox River Grove District 3: Aug. 21 n Johnsburg District 12: Aug. 20 n McHenry Elementary District 15: Aug. 12 n Riley District 18: Aug. 20 n Alden-Hebron District 19: Aug. 19 n Cary District 26: Aug. 26 n Harrison District 36: Aug. 21 n Prairie Grove District 46: Aug. 21 n Crystal Lake District 47: Aug. 28 n Harvard District 50: Aug. 21

n Marengo High School District 154: Aug. 19 n Crystal Lake High School District 155: Aug. 26 n McHenry High School District 156: Aug. 12 n Richmond-Burton High School District 157: Aug. 21 n Huntley District 158: Aug. 21 n Marengo-Union District 165: Aug. 19 n Woodstock District 200: Aug. 15 n Carpentersville District 300: Aug. 14

lockers in the boys’ locker room at Central, renovations of two science labs at CaryGrove High School and parking lot resurfacing at CaryGrove, Haber, Prairie Ridge and South. District 12 in Johnsburg had asbestos removed from Ringwood School. At Woodstock District 200, the $50,000 worth of projects this summer included seal coating parking lots at some schools and playground work at Dean Street Elementary School and Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center. Summer help was hired to perform seal coating, crack filling and striping of parking lots at Northwood Middle School and Greenwood Elementary, among other schools, said Ken Roiland, director of buildings and grounds for District 200. At Woodstock North High School, workers converted an office into two offices “to make a better use of space,” Roiland said. A lot of work was done in-house, he added. The district doesn’t have large projects every year and concentrates on smaller

projects to help ensure the buildings last as long as possible. “Sometimes it’s small maintenance projects to take care of the property entrusted to us,” Roiland said. In Fox River Grove District 3, portions of the roofs at both Algonquin Road Elementary School and Fox River Grove Middle School are being replaced, Superintendent Tim Mahaffy said. The district is spending $325,000 on the projects, which are scheduled to be completed by Aug. 14. The district is hoping to qualify for a $50,000 grant from the state to help offset some of the costs. Mahaffy said the district has been saving for these projects over the past few years as part of a master plan, which was created after a roof audit was performed to identify areas that were most in need. Mahaffy said there were some leaks here and there over the last five years. “This [project] will make it so we keep those buckets in the closet,” Mahaffy said.

projects are taking place, said Doug Renkosik, director of operation and maintenance. In addition to deep cleaning of schools, floor repairs, safety inspections and other preventive maintenance, the playground safety surfaces at Martin Elementary and Leggee Elementary are being replaced, and masonry work at Mackeben Elementary is being done, among other projects. “These are things we do to keep the district facilities in good shape,” Renkosik said. “That’s a small investment to try to keep the value of the facilities.” The athletic field update, which includes putting new synthetic turf on the football, baseball and soccer fields, is running on schedule, Renkosik said. That project is budgeted for $3.64 million. The football field should be ready for the first home game, Renkosik said. Crystal Lake-based District 155 has $3.2 million worth of capital projects for this summer. They include replacing bleachers at Crystal Lake South High’s football field and the field house at Crystal Lake Central. At Crystal Lake South, fans would stand on the track during football games. The new bleachers are expected to increase capacity from 1,800 to 3,800 people. A new press box is included as part of the project. The new bleachers at South and Central also will make those seating areas compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The district included new

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Its lone tenant is Rockford-based Rosecrance Health Network, which Pioneer has objected to helping fill a gap in services left by Family Service. Maynard said Pioneer will issue Rosecrance a 120day notice to leave the building once the deal is finalized, but he added the two sides have been in contact about a pending deal. “I’m assuming that they’ve been looking,” he said. Pioneer plans to slowly move its operation to the new building, starting, Maynard suggested, with admin-

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Opinion

John Rung President and Publisher

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Jason Schaumburg Editor

Friday, August 2, 2013 • Page A7 • Northwest Herald • NWHerald.com 8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Support for online voter registration Voter turnout in McHenry County, across Illinois and the rest of the U.S. has been nothing short of pathetic for years. Partisan bickering, government incompetence and voter apathy have contributed to the lackluster turnout. The first step to getting more eligible citizens to the polls is to make sure more of them are registered to vote. For the record Gov. Pat Quinn last week signed If online registration proves legislation that to work and fraud is not a will make it easier problem, then perhaps the next for Illinois resistep is online voting. dents to register to vote because they will be able to do so online. With the new law, Illinois becomes the 18th state to allow for online voter registration. We support this new legislation. But there must be enough safeguards in place to ensure that ineligible residents – noncitizens, felons, etc. – are not able to beat the system and register. Supporters of the measure insist that those safeguards will be in place. The law gives election authorities until July 1 of next year to have the system up and running, meaning eligible residents will be able to use it in time to vote in the next general election in November 2014, according to The Associated Press. Those looking to register online will have to use a driver’s license and the last four digits of their Social Security number to do so. In addition to making it easier for eligible residents to vote, this new system should save the state money. Processing a paper registrations costs more than 25 times that of a digital one. If online registration proves to work and fraud is not a problem, then perhaps the next step is online voting. We have a ways to go before we get there, but this is a good step.

8ANOTHER VIEW

Univision’s window Last week the Nielsen company, which tracks television audiences, announced that the Spanish-language Univision network was tops with viewers aged 18-45 for the month of July. Univision passed NBC in February, but that was dismissed as a one-time win over a struggling network. To beat Fox, CBS, ABC, NBC and others in Nielsen’s July time frame speaks to Univision’s appeal and the size of the demographic it drew upon. Univision offered the same types of music, sports and programs to attract young viewers and were not the usual summer reruns on the other networks. Nielsen reports the median age for Univision viewers is 37. Over at CBS, NBC and ABC the median age is into the mid-50s. Univision’s triumphal full-page ad in The New York Times that “Numero Uno is the New Number One,” is a bit of corporate hype, but the power of a diverse demographic has found a The Seattle Times very traditional expression.

8IT’S YOUR WRITE Thanks to a good Samaritan To the Editor: I just want to thank Dave Olson, a good Samaritan, who so kindly stopped to help me when my car lost all electrical and engine power a couple of weeks ago on Algonquin Road between Routes 25 and 31. My car died suddenly in the left lane of traffic, and I lost all steering capability. It was a very dangerous situation to be in, with cars zipping by and swerving into the right lane at the last minute. Over 100-plus cars drove past before Dave stopped and pulled his car behind mine, put his flashers on, and started to wave traffic away from the left lane. When my husband arrived, he and Dave pushed my car onto a frontage road near the Jewel. Dave left before I could properly thank him, but I want him to know that his help was so very much appreciated. It is so uplifting to know that there are good people out there willing to help someone in distress. My thanks also goes out to the Algonquin Police Department. I called the department to notify them of the situation and that my car was blocking the flow of traffic. When we were on the frontage

road, an officer stopped by to see if we needed any help and waited with us until the tow truck arrived. Thanks again. Pam Kwiatkowski Crystal Lake

Political party alternative To the Editor: Are you tired of the two-party system of government? Do the Democratic and Republican parties infuriate you? I urge you to be inspired by a third party that is growing rapidly in popularity against a two-party system that is wrought with corruption, lies, manipulation and greed. The Libertarian Party advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of government. You can visit the Fox Valley Libertarian Party booth at the McHenry County Fair for more information and to speak with our libertyminded members. Fox Valley Libertarian Party always welcomes new members and holds its monthly meetings at Diamond Jim’s Gas Grill, 325 Meier Ave., in East Dundee. Social hour starts at 7 p.m., and the meeting starts at 8 p.m. Kelly Liebmann Wonder Lake

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Read bill before vote To the Editor: An open letter to my representative in Congress, Peter Roskam. Shortly, the immigration bill will come up for a vote, and, eventually, when the House and Senate reconcile the bill, it will need to be voted on again. I ask that you, as well as every other member of Congress, personally read and review every item of the bill before casting your votes. As with Obamacare, we keep hearing about items in the bill that many congressional members, even the so-called Gang of Eight who sponsored the bill, are not aware of. I feel that in voting one way or the other on the bill just because a party leader told you to is to ignore your responsibility to the your

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constituency. You need to vote they way those who voted you into office want you to vote. You will notice I am not asking you to vote either way. I am just asking you to make an informed decision and vote accordingly. Michael Hirsch Algonquin

No orbit To the Editor: The recent “On the Record With” piece about Andrew Gasser was interesting. My excitement grew as I read about his involvement with the Tea Party in Space. That is until I realized that they really weren’t going into orbit. Russell Foszcz Richmond

Three suggestions to help prepare for upcoming school year With any new beginning, there are celebrations. We clamor over the birth of a new baby, a new year, a new age, or a new home. Likewise, the start of a new school year deserves being planned for and commemorated. This is one of the many ways parents can emphasize the value they place on education in their family. A three-pronged approach will cover the necessary bases. One, tackle the school supply list. Two, assemble the school wardrobe and make the house school-morning friendly. Three, create individual goals for each child for the upcoming school year. School supplies: Locate each child’s school supply list. If it’s not easily accessible, I bet you can find it as a tab on your school’s website, or ask the parents of a classmate. Have your child choose a “theme” for the year (Aquaman, Scooby Doo, soccer, ballet, polka dots, etc.). This will help your children decide on backpacks, lunch boxes and folders. Determining the theme ahead of time will make shopping easier. If your child has a very specific want in terms of backpack and lunchbox that you cannot find at local stores,

this is the one thing to splurge on. He/she uses these twice a day, and these items set the tone for his/her days. Collect sales ads from stores and the weekend fliers. Have your children pour over the ads to determine where the best bargains are for their supplies. For example, if pencils are cheapest at a dollar store, they will write the name of the store next to the item and continue the process for all items on the list. Once all the best bargains are found, choose only two or three stores where there are the most bargains, and complete all the supply shopping there.

School morning-friendly household: Several items of organization need to be addressed so your children will not be rushed. A child should have a specific drawer for school outfits. Put some stickers on the drawer so there’s no confusion over which drawer it is. In that drawer there needs to be six school-appropriate outfits. Yes, I said it, school-appropriate clothing. There are legal guidelines for clothing worn at school. The law says any clothing item that is disruptive to the educational process can be restricted. In my book, that includes T-shirts with crude sayings, blue

Editorial Board: John Rung, Dan McCaleb, Jason Schaumburg, Kevin Lyons, Jon Styf, Kate Schott, Stacia Hahn

TEACHABLE MOMENTS Leslie Schermerhorn jeans with holes in them, clothing that is too tight or reveals too much, and accessories, such as heavy chains, that pose a threat. I am not advocating that any family invest in new wardrobes for their students. In fact, just the opposite, since most of the new clothes will be outgrown by Thanksgiving. Here’s a suggestion: Your child or you and your child, depending on age, empty his/her drawers and create three piles – too small or ugly to wear anymore, fits but for play only since a bit worn out, and fits and is appropriate for school. Spread the third pile of clothing on the bed, table, floor or couch. Together, decide what clothing items are needed to complete six school outfits. The key is outfit. An outfit is a no-brainer early in the morning. In fact, you can number the pieces of each outfit so your son/daughter can put it together easily. Remember Geranimals? Make a list of what

8THE FIRST AMENDMENT

each outfit will need: a pair of pants, a sweatshirt, shorts, polo shirt, etc. Also assess the underwear and sock situation. Since we spend so much money on the start of school, go to secondhand stores to complete the outfits. I often find clothing that looks new and some even still have tags on. Also, there is nothing wrong with waiting a month or two for the new gym shoes. Put all dry breakfast and lunch supplies in a low kitchen cabinet. This includes baggies, peanut butter and jelly, packs of raisins, snack bars, etc. Have a bin in the fridge with fresh fruits and veggies. This way, your children can create breakfast and lunch easily on their own. Put heavy-duty hooks by the door so backpacks and coats may be hung the night before. It’s the old K-I-S-S principle: keep it simple, sweetie. Goals: Have a family meeting to establish the guidelines and goals for the school year. Make sure they get written down. The guidelines are the behaviors that are expected in your home on school nights. When is homework done? When is dinner? How much TV or video time is allowed? How

much reading time, chore time, or job time? When are lights out, and what does that mean? No cellphones, TVs or video games in the bedroom? Let the every family member give their input, then decide what is best. Each child needs to set individual goals: read more each day, join the swim team, get better in math, go to physics tutoring, play trumpet an hour a day, befriend one new student, etc. As for grade improvement, the reward for that should come from within your child. Paying for grades is a shallow motivator. On your chart, there could be a special family-planned-activities list for when there are special achievements by family members. This includes accomplishments by parents as well. The real value is the family experience and memories. The night before school starts, bake brownies or a cake. You might even write something corny such as “SUCCESS” on it and bring in the school year together. Then get those scholars to bed. • Leslie Schermerhorn is regional superintendent of McHenry County schools.

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8COMMUNITY NEWS

LITH PARKS AND REC PLANS FREE EVENTS LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a couple of free events in the next week. • Park Party Featuring Radio Rock: Area residents are invited to the Village Hall lawn for a free park party. On Friday, Radio Rock will be on-site to get attendees dancing and singing with their innovative and original show. Attendees can pack a picnic and a blanket to spread out and enjoy this free performance beginning at 11 a.m. In the event of rain, the show will be in the Village Hall Multipurpose Room. • Beach Blanket Bingo: Families are invited to Indian Trail Beach on Aug. 8 to enjoy a summer evening of free bingo in the sand. They can win fun and silly prizes for each B-I-N-G-O made. The event starts at 7 p.m. Parking is limited. For information on these and any other events or programs, contact the Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department at 847-960-7460.

5th DUI charge for woman LITH resident arrested for third time in July after driving on a front lawn By CHELSEA McDOUGALL cmcdougall@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A 30-yearold Lake in the Hills woman charged in Kane County with her fifth DUI was arrested for three of those in

July. In the most recent case, police said Tiara Norris, of 840 Peachtree Court, had a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal driving limit. On July 29, police re-

sponded about 11:20 p.m. to Win Haven Road in Elgin, where a homeowner reported that Norris was driving on a front lawn. Police took her to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, and her blood-alco-

hol level was greater than 0.3 percent, said Lt. Patrick Gengler with the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. The legal drinking limit is 0.08. Norris was charged with

Tiara Norris, 30, was arrested on her fifth DUI charge, three of those occuring in July.

See DUI, page B2

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RAUE OFFERS DISCOUNT NIGHT CRYSTAL LAKE – Raue Center for the Arts will offer a discount night for tickets from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. The 35 percent discount will be applied toward tickets for the 2013-14 season. The evening will include a free 28 Days concert at 8 p.m., and the ticket discount will end after the concert’s intermission. Beer, wine and soda are available from 6 to 8 p.m. at 26 North, the Raue Center’s upstairs bar. The Raue Center’s upcoming season includes shows by Ben Vereen on Sept. 21, Los Lobos on Sept. 26, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Oct. 12, Dr. John on Nov. 8 and Dave Coulier on Jan. 18. The discount can be applied only to seating zones B and C. The discount can’t be applied to Lucy’s Comedy Cafe, Lucy’s Music Cafe, the Northwest Indiana Symphony, the New Year’s Eve Comedy Show, “Voices in Harmony: Sing-Along Messiah,” “The Nutcracker Ballet,” fundraisers or space rentals. Tickets are limited to four per person, per show. The discount can be applied only to in-person orders at the Raue Center box office, 26 N. Williams St. The offer does not apply to packages and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For information, visit rauecenter.org or call 815-356-9010.

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ABOVE: Debbie Skeels hugs Sherry and Kenny Browne at their homecoming party Saturday in Marengo. BELOW: Sherry and Kenny Browne recently returned to the U.S. after spending the past 25 months in Sierra Leone teaching children English, biology and chemistry for the Peace Corps. While in Africa, the Brownes taught hundreds of students in grades six through the end of high school.

African trip worthwhile for couple Marengo native, husband return from 25-month Peace Corps assignment By KATIE FINLON kfinlon@shawmedia.com MARENGO – As Kenny and Sherry J. Browne could tell you, serving in the Peace Corps for 25 months wasn’t easy. If any other Peace Corps volunteers were expecting running water, electricity, advanced classroom technology and women’s rights in Kambia, Sierra Leone, Africa, “they were sadly mistaken,” Marengo native Sherry Browne said. “I went into it expecting to have limited tools for teaching,” she said.

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“I went into it expecting women’s rights, electricity and technology being a few years behind.” However, the couple wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. They returned July 13 from their Peace Corps assignment, where Kenny taught sixth- and seventh-grade English and Sherry high school chemistry and biology. Prior to enlisting, the couple lived in the Staten Island borough of New York City and had volunteered in Manhattan, helping kids practice

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SEE TATTOO ART AT FRIDAY SHOW CRYSTAL LAKE – The First Friday Art Show will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Dole Mansion), 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. The exhibit, titled “Art Behind the Ink,” features the body as a canvas in a showcase of area tattoo artists. The event includes art, music, refreshments and a cash bar. Admission is free. For information, call 815-4558000 or visit www.lakesidelegacy.org.

8LOCAL DEATHS John Edward “Jack” Kelsey 85, McHenry Mary Beth Olsen 63, Marengo OBITUARIES on page B5

Algonquin man guilty of D-47 OKs tentative sex abuse gets probation budget, staff contract By JEFF ENGELHARDT

Lack of criminal history taken into account By CHELSEA McDOUGALL cmcdougall@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge on Thursday ordered two years of probation for an Algonquin man found guilty of fondling a young girl at his wife’s inhome day care center. A jury in November convicted Mohammad A. Salam, 62, of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for the touching, which prosecutors said took place in 2010. As the charge is a Class 2 felony, Salam could have been sen-

tenced to up to seven years in prison. In handing down probation, McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather noted Salam’s lack of criminal history and a pre-sentencing report that found he was unlikely to re-offend. The victim was 5 years old at the time and testified at the trial that Salam touched her butt underneath her clothing about three times a week while they were in his upstairs bedroom. A number of witnesses testified Thursday with respect to Salam’s character. As they pleaded for the judge’s leniency, many said he was a well-educated pillar in the community, a man who reached the upper echelons of his church and was

the glue of his family. Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Zalud was less sympathetic. He called Salam’s actions “reprehensible” and “disgusting,” saying that Salam not only abused the victim, now 8 years old, but the trust parents had placed in him. “He took a child’s innocence and a jury took his,” Zalud said. Salam will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Before the sentencing, Prather denied Salam’s request for a new trial. His defense attorney, Stephen Komie, said outside the courtroom he hadn’t ruled out an appeal. Komie maintains his client was wrongfully accused.

jengelhardt@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake School District 47 Board approved a tentative budget Thursday, setting the parameters for further discussions at its August meeting and September budget hearing. The tentative budget projects the district is expected to run a deficit of $234,221 across the four major funds that include operating, debt service, working cash and life safety, though most of the deficit comes from the Life Safety Fund where a one-time payment made from reserved money will be used. Kevin Werner, chief financial officer for District 47, said while the budget is in compliance with board

policy, five-year projections show deficit spending that would drain fund balances by $1.8 million. He said it is primarily a revenue problem as the Consumer Price Index drops to 1.7 percent this coming school year, which would mean roughly $500,000 less in tax revenue each year if the trend continues. He also said potential changes to pensions, transportation reimbursement and other state and federal programs could make compliance with board policies even more difficult. “We hear quite a bit of noise from Springfield and the federal government,” Werner said. “It is a fluid topic that we continue to monitor.”

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Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com Sherry and Kenny Browne recently returned to the U.S. after spending the past 25 months teaching children in Sierra Leone.

McHENRY: THERAPY DOG

Hilltop Elementary’s first reading dog has died By KATIE FINLON kfinlon@shawmedia.com McHENRY – Daisy, the reading therapy dog for Hilltop Elementary School, died July 26 after her back legs gave out due to arthritis. Daisy’s life was chronicled in a story that was published last month in the Northwest Herald. Maureen Adams-Durkin, Daisy’s owner and Hilltop’s learning disabilities teacher, thought of bringing Daisy in as a reading dog in 2005 so her students would enjoy reading. Adams-Durkin and learning disabilities assistant Barb Szamlewski also thought Daisy could get through to students in a different way. Daisy helped more than 175 students in her eight years of service. She retired May 21 to enjoy her “golden” years. Daisy’s visits were treat-

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Daisy, the Hilltop Elementary School therapy dog, who retired in May at age 13, died July 26 after her back legs gave out due to arthritis. ed as incentives for students to complete their regular work first. Szamlewski said the kids would get so excited about having “Daisy Day,” and she said Daisy 100 percent had done her job. Daisy was the young-

est dog in her litter and her mother was also a therapy dog. Daisy became a certified therapy dog when she was 5 years old. To view the July 11 article about Daisy, visit http:// shawurl.com/p4t.

WEST DUNDEE: LITTLE LEAGUE FUNDRAISER

Cut-a-thon to aid Illinois District 13 World Series Challenger Team NORTHWEST HERALD WEST DUNDEE – Bii Hair Salon will host a benefit Cut-athon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for the Illinois District 13 World Series Challenger Team. The event will be at the salon, 1955 Huntley Road, West Dundee. A haircut will be available for a minimum donation of $25. Children’s “clipper cuts” will cost $15. Those who sponsor a $100 makeover for a Challenger player mom will receive a commemorative T-shirt. All of the proceeds will go to the Challenger Little

If you go n What: Cut-a-thon for the Illinois District 13 World Series Challenger Team n When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday n Where: Bii Hair Salon, 1955 Huntley Road, West Dundee n Cost: A haircut will be available for a minimum donation of $25. Children’s “clipper cuts” will cost $15. League World Series Team. Challenger, a division of Little League, is geared toward children with mental or physical disabilities. The program gives these children the op-

portunity to play organized Little League baseball. The Illinois District 13 Challenger Team, which includes children from Dundee, Carpentersville and Gilberts, has been selected to play an exhibition game Aug. 24 at the 2013 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Individuals or businesses interested in sponsorships can receive more information by calling Bii at 847-428-8821 or emailing info@biihairsalon.com. For information about the Illinois District 13 Challenger program, visit www.eteamz. com/illinoisdistrict13.

Continued from page B1 conversational English as a secondary language. That experience made them seriously consider an idea they’d both always had in the back of their minds – joining the Peace Corps – and they began the two-year application process. “We have been given so many benefits and jumpstarts in life and we wanted to give people those same experiences,” Sherry Browne said. Sherry Browne said teaching was her favorite part of the assignment. “You had challenges,” she said. “You only had a piece of chalk and a blackboard, but they were desperate to learn.” Although teaching made it worth it for both of them, the Brownes said there were struggles. Kenny Browne experienced stomach issues, lost about 15 pounds and generally didn’t feel well for the first six to 12 months of the assignment. Safety wasn’t his biggest concern, since he grew up in New York City, but Sherry knew there were almost no women’s rights in Kambia. Both knew they couldn’t let their guard down, whether it was to protect themselves

from potentially violent threats or petty theft. Judy Andrews, Sherry’s mother and a Marengo resident, said those were the types of worries she had from the beginning. “Safety and health were the biggest things and I wouldn’t see my daughter for 25 months,” Andrews said. Sherry said she and her husband ate a lot of rice, dried fish, soup, beans and eggs in Kambia. Andrews made sure to send the couple items they couldn’t get there, like beef jerky and protein mix for Kenny and mixed nuts and spices for Sherry. She also sent cat food for their pet, magazines and cards. Andrews and other family members and friends also sent the couple materials like puzzles or coloring books to further challenge students craving more knowledge. “We got really close to about 10 students and they were really intelligent, had a lot of potential, and we set up a group meeting where they would meet at our house,” Kenny Browne said. “Sherry, myself and the students would read together and do puzzles together just to open their minds beyond their notebooks. It was the best memory of my experience there.”

Kenny Browne said it was refreshing to see students have a substantial respect for their elders and authority. He also said it was gratifying to be exposed to a culture where two religions lived in harmony; Sierra Leone is 75 percent Muslim and 25 percent Christian. “It’s something that the world can learn from,” he said. “Whenever you went to a public gathering, they’d first say Christian prayers and then say Muslim prayers. If the principal of the school was Christian, the vice principal had to be Muslim. That had a really strong impact on me, and I hope that can spread throughout the world.” Sherry Browne said it was good to be back in the U.S. and that she enjoyed coming home to food such as salad, fresh fruit and desserts. “It was so fulfilling and full of love and full of the support that we have been experiencing abroad,” she said. “It was so great to see that love oneon-one and directly with my family.” According to Jessica Mayle, public affairs coordinator for the Peace Corps Midwest region, 262 McHenry County residents and 8,157 Illinois residents have served in the Peace Corps since its creation in 1961.

Norris being held on $100,000 bond • DUI Continued from page B1 aggravated DUI, a Class 1 felony. The maximum sentence on a Class 1 felony is 15 years. Less than a week earlier, Norris was charged July 23 in Gilberts with driving under the influence when authorities found her vehicle in a ditch. According to police reports, she was unable to stand upright without relying on her vehicle for support. She was taken to Sherman Hospital, but it was unclear whether she was injured. “You’ve got [arrests] roughly a week apart,” Gengler said. “That is somebody that was just arrested, just bonded out, and right away is back doing the same thing.

“You’ve got [arrests] roughly a week apart. That is somebody that was just arrested, just bonded out, and right away is back doing the same thing.” Lt. Patrick Gengler Kane County Sheriff’s Office “I would say we’re all pretty fortunate that nobody got hurt.” In her July 10 DUI arrest, Norris was stopped in Gilberts for speeding when officers detected a strong odor of alcohol, according to police reports. These cases are pending in

Kane County, where she is being held on $100,000 bond. Her next court date is Aug. 7. McHenry County court records indicate that in May 2012, Norris was sentenced to two years of probation for aggravated DUI. The charge, out of Lake in the Hills, was reduced to a Class A misdemeanor. She also was ordered to pay a $3,507 fine, attend DUI school, parenting classes and a victim impact panel. She received 180 days in jail that she would have to serve if she didn’t complete all the terms of her probation. At the time, Norris also was charged with endangering the life of a child. That charge later was dropped. Information on her fifth DUI charge was not immediately made available.

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Board plans to discuss budget on Aug. 19 • D-47 Continued from page B1 Board President Jeff Mason said the board would discuss the budget at its Aug. 19 meeting and a budget hearing in September. The discussion will likely include how to add more assistant principals under the financial constraints. The bleak financial projections were enough to make board member Nancy Gonsiorek urge her colleagues to search for solutions before the potential becomes reality. “As a board we really have to decide on how we feel about using our reserves every year to balance our budget. Now is the time to start looking,” she said. “We can’t really control our revenues as a board ... but we can con-

“As a board we really have to decide on how we feel about using our reserves every year to balance our budget. Now is the time to start looking. We can’t really control our revenues as a board ... but we can control our spending.” Nancy Gonsiorek, D-47 school board member trol our spending.” The board also approved a new contract with the Crystal Lake Association of Support Staff, approving a two-year deal that will give the paraprofessionals a 2 percent wage increase each year, health benefit options and additional training. With the contract set to expire the day before the school year, Mason said the priority was to come to an agreement on the economic terms, and

noneconomic issues would continue to be negotiated throughout the school year. Mason said the union was considerate of the district’s financial situation and thanked leaders for coming to fair terms. The sentiment was shared by Gonsiorek. “They cared about what was in the best interest of the kids,” she said. “And what was in the best interest of the staff was in the best interest of the kids.”

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Mustangs, horse riders entertain during show at the McHenry County Fair

ABOVE: Horse trainer Tracy Porter rides a mustang through a ring of fire during a show Thursday at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock.

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Horse trainer TJ Clibborn rides a mustang during a show Thursday at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. Several of the horses shown are participants in the Extreme Mustang Makeover, an event where trainers take adopted wild mustangs and compete to see who can train them the best in a period of time.

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LEFT: A mustang performs during a show at the McHenry County Fair.

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n What: McHenry County Fair n When: Friday through Sunday n Where: 11900 Country Club Road,

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8COMMUNITY CALENDAR Friday • 6:30 p.m. – Ice cream social, Center Beach, Hancock Drive and East Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake. Opportunity for a free cup of ice cream and to talk about issues concerning the public prior to the water ski show. Hosted by state Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo). Information: 815-334-0063 or jack@ jackfranks.org. • 7 p.m. – McHenry bingo, VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry. Player-friendly games and prizes. Food available. Proceeds benefit Chicago Thunder

Children’s Charity. Information: 815-385-4600 or www.mchenrybingo.com. • 7 to 9 p.m. – Lifetree Film Festival, Willow Creek Crystal Lake Church, 220 Exchange Drive, Crystal Lake. Featuring creative films from around the globe about people “doing good.” Live music, free popcorn and candy. Admission: $8 adults in advance, $10 at the door; $5 seniors and students. Proceeds benefit PADS and other initiatives. Free child care up to age 5 with advance registration. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: 815-715-5476 or www.willowcreekcrystallake.org.

McHENRY COUNTY: PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Panel recommends keeping billboard ban By KEVIN P. CRAVER kcraver@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – A second extension of a yearlong ban on electronic billboards in unincorporated areas is on its way to the McHenry County Board. Its Planning and Development Committee voted Thursday morning, 4-0, to recommend extending the moratorium an additional nine months to June 18, 2014. The moratorium, which applies to electronic billboards off premises from commercial properties, is set to expire Sept. 18. Like the original six-month moratorium enacted in September 2012 and its subsequent six-month extension in April, this latest one also contains a provision allowing it to expire sooner should the county approve its unified development ordinance. The estimated completion date for the UDO, which will update and merge all of the county’s development-related regulations, is now early summer 2014, according to county staff. The main reason this latest extension is nine months instead of six is to ensure that the UDO will be ready by next summer and the ordinance will not require another extension. The State’s Attorney’s Office already has advised against extending the moratorium beyond one year. The extension will be put on 30-day review, and the County Board will vote on it at its evening meeting Sept. 17, hours before the ban otherwise would lapse. The County Board first enacted the temporary ban at the request of the governments of Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Lakewood. They were upset that sign companies were seeking to erect large video billboards on unincorporated land outside their boundaries,

What it means The McHenry County Board Planning and Development Committee voted Thursday, 4-0, to recommend extending a yearlong ban on electronic billboards in unincorporated areas an additional nine months to June 18, 2014, or until the unified development ordinance is finished. Voting “yes” were Chairman Joe Gottemoller, R-Crystal Lake; Nick Chirikos, D-Algonquin; Mary McCann, R-Woodstock; and Michael Skala, R-Huntley. Members Ersel Schuster, R-Woodstock; Sue Draffkorn, R-Wonder Lake; and Carolyn Schofield, R-Crystal Lake, were absent.

What’s next The recommendation will go on 30-day review for the County Board to approve at its Sept. 17 meeting. where the county’s sign rules are less strict. County staff had received six building permit requests in the months leading to the moratorium. Crystal Lake and Lakewood were forced to annex land to prevent two of the billboards from being erected. Committee members approved the recommendation without comment. The only public comment offered was from Algonquin Community Development Director Russell Farnum, who said village government supports the extension. The Planning and Development Committee is meeting four times a month to continue its review of the 20 chapters of the UDO’s first draft. After review, the draft must go out for public comment and public review and face subsequent revision prior to County Board ratification.

2013 McHENRY COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE FRIDAY 8 a.m. - Hansen Pavilion - Dairy Goat Show 8 a.m. - Swine Barn - Jr. and Open Swine Show 8:30 a.m. - Horse Arena - 4-H Horse Show 9:30 a.m. - Hansen Pavilion Open and Jr. Dairy Show 10 a.m. - Sheep Barn - Open Sheep Show 3 to 6 p.m. - Dairy Barn - MilkA-Cow Booth 4 p.m. - Throughout Fairgrounds - Antique Tractor Parade 4:30 p.m. - Grandstand ($5) Motocross 4:30 p.m. - 4-H Building - 4-H Barn Tours 5 p.m. - 4-H Building - 4-H Barn Tours 5:30 p.m. - 4-H Building - 4-H Barn Tours 5:30 to 8 p.m. - Entertainment Pavilion - Voyage 6 p.m. - 4-H Building - Robotics Demo 7 p.m. - Hansen Pavilion Junior Talent Contest 7 p.m. - Building E - Wine Judging 8:30 p.m. - Hansen Pavilion Senior Talent Contest

9 to 11:30 p.m. - Entertainment Pavilion - Modern Day Romeos SATURDAY 9 a.m. - Horse Arena - Horse Speed Show 9 a.m. - Rabbit Barn - Open Rabbit Show 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Dairy Barn Milk-A-Cow Booth Noon - Grandstand - Truck/ Tractor Pulls Noon - Hansen Pavilion - 4-H Livestock Auction 1 p.m. - Hansen Pavilion - Sale of Champions 3 to 6 p.m. - Dairy Barn - MilkA-Cow Booth 4 p.m. - Building E - Flower Arranging Demo 4 p.m. - Throughout Fairgrounds - Antique Tractor Parade 4 to 7 p.m. - Entertainment Pavilion - Western Sky Band 5 p.m. - Grandstand ($10) Truck/Tractor Pulls 6 p.m. - Horse Corral - Drill Team Demonstration 8 p.m. Grandstands - Combine Demo 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. - Entertainment Pavilion - Suburban

Cowboys SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. - Horse Arena - Open Horse Show 9:30 p.m. - Hansen Pavilion Rooster-crowing contest 9:30 a.m. - Hansen Pavilion Open Pygmy Goat Show 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Dairy Barn Milk-A-Cow Booth Noon - Hansen Pavilion Pie-eating contest 1 p.m. - Throughout Fairgrounds - Antique Tractor Parade 1 p.m. - Grandstand ($7) Demolition Derby 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Entertainment Pavilion - Georgia Rae Family Band 4:30 to 7 p.m. - Entertainment Pavilion - Dalton & Collins 5 p.m. - Grandstand ($7) Demolition Derby SPECIAL EVENTS n Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Wool Spinning Demonstration in Sheep Barn n Friday through Sunday Barn Yard Buddies in Sheep Barn n Friday and Saturday: 1

p.m. - Pedal Pulls (Outside of 4-H Building) Registration starts at noon n Wood Carver n Grounds Entertainment All events held in the Hansen Pavilion unless otherwise noted. FRIDAY 5 p.m. - McHenry County Sheriff's Dog Demo 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. - 4-H Barn Tours SATURDAY 5 p.m. - McHenry County Sheriff's Dog Demo 6 p.m. - Dancepiration Crystal Lake 7:30 p.m. - Celebrity Look-ALike SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. - Jazzercise 11:30 a.m. - McCormack Fay Irish Dance Academy Woodstock - Crystal Lake Noon - Pie-eating contest 1 p.m. - B & B Square Dancers 2 p.m. - Woodstock Ballet 3 p.m. - Wood Carving Auction

McHENRY: DEMOLITION

Remnants of burned home removed McHenry house caught fire, killed 12-year-old girl By JIM DALLKE jdallke@shawmedia.com McHENRY – Months after a McHenry home caught fire and killed a 12-year-old girl, the house’s charred remnants were left sitting in the yard, a visual reminder of that tragic March 8 night. Two weeks ago, the home’s garage was torn down and taken away. It was the last piece on the property to be re-

moved. Now all that remains at 4510 Parkway Ave. is an empty lot and a chain-link fence, allowing the neighborhood to finally move on from the fire that took the life of 12-year-old Dayana Garcia. “We’re all smiling again,” said Christine Haynes, who lives next door to the house that caught fire. “We can finally open our windows again.” Haynes’ 6-year-old daughter was close with Dayana, and the constant reminder of the fire kept her daughter grieving the loss of her friend, Haynes said. “Now she’s remembering

how much fun she had with Dayana, and not about how she died,” Haynes said. On May 19, one day after the Northwest Herald published a story noting that the home’s remnants were still on the property, a large portion of the house was removed, Haynes said. The demolition process took an especially long time because the home was in the process of foreclosure before the fire, McHenry Code Compliance Inspector Jean Headley said in May. The city was waiting on Bank of America to take possession of the house, which occurred April 22. A spokesman for Bank of

America told the Northwest Herald in May the bank likely would not begin demolition on the house until July. But to the delight of the neighborhood, the majority of the cleanup was completed before then. “No one thinks about the aftermath of a fire,” Haynes said. “You worry about the family. But no one thinks about how it affects the neighborhood.” July 25 would have been Dayana Garcia’s 13th birthday. Haynes and her daughter were able to walk to Garcia’s yard and release a balloon, and they didn’t have to walk through garbage to do so.

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PINGREE GROVE: STATE INTERVENTION

Pioneer Center D-300 charter school clarifies fees to host charity motorcycle ride By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO

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NORTHWEST HERALD McHENRY – The seventh annual Pioneer Motorcycle Ride will be Aug. 17. All proceeds will benefit Pioneer Center for Human Services, a social service agency that provides direct care to more than 4,800 individuals each year. The ride started seven years ago with only five riders. Today, on average, more than 50 riders enjoy the ride through Wisconsin. This year, the Moose Lodge in Johnsburg, 3535 Richmond Road, will be the starting point for the ride, providing coffee and doughnuts to start the day at 8 a.m. All riders should plan to pay the registration fee of $25 per rider or $30 with a passenger the day of the event. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the ride starts at 10 a.m. There will be multiple stops along the way with door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Stops in Wisconsin include Knucklehead’s in Eagle, Blue Over-

If you go n What: Seventh annual Pioneer Motorcycle Ride n When: Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the ride starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 17. n Where: Moose Lodge in Johnsburg, 3535 Richmond Road n Cost: All riders should plan to pay the registration fee of $25 per rider or $30 with a passenger the day of the event. alls in Elkhorn and Kip and Deb’s in Sharon. Riders wishing to “do a little extra” are encouraged to collect pledges for their participation from friends and family to help provide additional funding for Pioneer’s programs. Ninety-two cents of every dollar raised goes directly to providing services to the community. To learn about the event, visit www.pioneercenter.org or contact Tracy Champion at 815-759-7112 or tchampion@pioneercenter.org.

McHENRY: COUNTRY CLUB DAMAGED

Police say vandals used golf carts as bumper cars By SHAWN SHINNEMAN sshinneman@shawmedia.com McHENRY – Police are looking for suspects they say turned McHenry Country Club into a bumper car course. Between late Tuesday and early Wednesday, a group drove golf carts over greens and into signs and trees, causing as much as $4,000 in damage, according to a news release from the McHenry Police Department. The country club, 820 N. John St., had brought in about 30 extra carts for a tournament a couple days before and had them sitting outside. At least five of the carts were damaged, Deputy Chief John Birk said. They sustained broken wheels and body moldings. A

steering wheel came off one, Birk said. “Basically, what it looks like is they used the carts as bumper cars out on the golf course,” he said. The course also sustained damage on greens, fairways and signs. Birk said several of the carts had been left on the golf course once they’d become unusable. Police responded to the incident Wednesday morning. The suspects are wanted for criminal damage to property, the release said. An investigation is ongoing. McHenry police are asking anyone with information to contact their investigations unit at 815-363-2599 or the McHenry police tip line at 815363-2124.

PINGREE GROVE – Officials from a District 300 charter school will remove language from an enrollment form that asked parents to pay corporate membership fees, after a state agency received complaints that the fees were mandatory. The Illinois State Board of Education contacted Cambridge Lakes Charter School two times in March and May about its corporate membership fees detailed in a compact at the end of the school’s 20-page application and urged Cambridge in a letter last month to clarify that the fees were voluntary. By law, charter schools cannot charge parents tuition fees, although the schools are allowed to charge “reasonable fees” for textbooks, instructional materials and student activities. In response to the state’s demand, Larry Fuhrer, chief executive officer of Northern Kane Educational Corp., which operates Cambridge Lakes within the Carpentersville-based District 300, clarified the fees in an email last week to parents. But he wasn’t happy that some parents went to the

“It’s distressful to me that there’s a parent that doesn’t talk to anyone on campus, misrepresents things that are said on campus, and then goes to a higher authority.” Larry Fuhrer Chief executive officer of Northern Kane Educational Corp.

state to complain. “It’s distressful to me that there’s a parent that doesn’t talk to anyone on campus, misrepresents things that are said on campus, and then goes to a higher authority,” Fuhrer told the Northwest Herald. “I find that detestable.” Parents interested in paying the fee and having a say on the corporate governance of Cambridge Lakes now will have to seek out officials directly and inquire about the membership on their own, Fuhrer said. The contested compact language in the application form will be removed, Fuhrer said. In 2013, interested parents either had to pay an annual $120 fee or a

Born: April 10, 1926; in Chicago Died: July 30, 2013; in Elgin FOX RIVER GROVE – Edward Kelly was born April 10, 1926, in Chicago, to Edward V. and Cecil (nee Reidy) Kelly. He passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. Edward was a longtime resident of Fox River Grove and a United States Navy veteran. Edward is survived by his daughter, Alison (Lynn) Wilson; granddaughters, Amanda (James) O’Halleran and Shannon (Jeremy) Dorschner; great-grandchildren, Bryan, Alexis, Nathan, Kendra and Jacob; and his sister-in-law, Diane Kostner. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Caryl (nee Opatrny) Kelly; and his parents. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, until the prayers at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Windridge Memorial Park, 70104 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary. Burial will follow. For information, visit www. WindridgeFuneralHome.com or call 847-639-2191. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

JOHN EDWARD ‘JACK’ KELSEY Born: July 25, 1928; in Chicago Died: July 27, 2013 McHENRY – John Edward “Jack” Kelsey, 85, of McHenry, died Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born

a library before concluding, “please become a corporate member today.” Furher said Thursday that no student or family has ever been denied enrollment for not paying the membership fees, and Cambridge has only between 15 to 20 families with corporate membership. If membership was required, the school’s 920 student enrollment would be dramatically cut to fewer than 20, he said. The compact by its nature is also voluntary, Fuhrer said. “When there’s a legal document in front of you, it’s voluntary whether or not you sign it,” he said. “If there’s anything you want revised, you ask questions as you go through the registration process.” Cambridge Lakes’ removal of the controversial compact language also satisfies the state education board, spokeswoman Mary Fergus said. “We generally work with schools to help them come into compliance with the School Code,” Fergus said. “Our understanding is that the charter has made efforts to clarify their policy regarding the fees and the issue has been resolved.”

McHENRY: INAUGURAL RIDE

Benefit to aid NAMI of McHenry County NORTHWEST HERALD McHENRY – The McHenry County Iron Justice MC Chapter will host its inaugural benefit ride in support of NAMI of McHenry County on Aug. 17. Registration for the ride will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Snuggery, 801 N. River Road. The first bike out will be at 10 a.m. The cost is $25 per rider and $5 per passenger. Poker run stops include Harpoon Willies in Williams

n What: The McHenry County Iron Justice MC Chapter inaugural benefit ride n When: Registration will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 17. Ride

begins at 10 a.m. n Where: The Snuggery, 801 N. River Road, McHenry n Cost: $25 per rider and $5 per passenger

Bay, Wis.; Pier West in Twin Lakes, Wis.; and Blarney Island in Antioch, where an additional fee for a shuttle may apply. The final destination is Famous Freddie’s in Fox Lake. The National Alliance of

Mental Illness is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who are affected by mental illness. All proceeds from this benefit ride go to NAMI. In addition to assisting

groups like NAMI of McHenry County, the club assists with its own college scholarship, Shop with a Cop, the Northern Illinois Police K-9 Memorial, the Chicago Area 4 Ride to Remember, Doc Marks Run for the Kids and the Adopt a Highway program. The McHenry County Iron Justice MC has 23 members ,who are men and women in law enforcement, firefighters, friends and family. For information, contact Chip Amati at 815-408-1032 or email amatichip@gmail.com.

Cummings St., Huntley, was charged Wednesday, July 3, with battery. • William T. Philpot, 52, 110 S. Oriole Trail, Crystal Lake, was charged Thursday, July 4, with driving under the influence of alcohol.

• Clarence D. Young, 32, 460 Buckingham Drive, Apt. 19, Crystal Lake, was charged Friday, July 5, with disorderly conduct. • Kenneth E. Gauch, 50, 10147 Ashley St., Huntley, was charged Friday, July 5, with drug parapher-

nalia possession and marijuana possession. • Jeffrey S. Rothermel, 31, 1535 Crabtree Drive, Crystal Lake, was charged Friday, July 5, with interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

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8POLICE REPORTS Crystal Lake • Joann D. Cunningham, 30, 94 Dole Ave., Crystal Lake, was charged Tuesday, June 25, with retail theft. • Michelle R. Machut, 41, 9913

8OBITUARIES EDWARD KELLY

lifetime membership fee of $5,000. The state education board decided to intervene again in July after receiving complaints from parents that the compact language implies that the fees were required and that Northern Kane officials in private meetings with families told them they had to become members, according to a July 12 letter sent from ISBE to Fuhrer. “These parents informed the State Board that Cambridge Lakes’ parents uniformly understand the contribution to be mandatory,” the ISBE letter states. The compact states the charter investors who financed the school’s creation “expect” that individuals and families who benefit from Cambridge Lakes’ educational opportunities will demonstrate their support through volunteer service and corporate membership. In a mid-school year letter sent to parents in February, Fuhrer mentioned that parents should have received a personal invitation to become corporate members to support the school. He added that the membership fees collected in budget years 2013 and 2014 would go toward financing

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS July 25, 1928, in Chicago. He was a longtime McHenry resident. Arrangements are pending at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry. For information, call 815-3852400.

R. MICHAEL MOONY Born: Aug. 8, 1942; in Woodstock Died: July 18, 2013 CRYSTAL LAKE – Mike Moony, 70, of Crystal Lake, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a two and a half year battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 8, 1942, to Richard Moony and Helen White in Woodstock. Mike graduated in 1961 from Crystal Lake Community High School, served in the United States Marine Corps for three years and worked numerous sales jobs from the Northwestern Railroad, to Blandin Paper Company to Midwest Business Forms. He is probably best remembered for his work in the restaurant business. He opened numerous restaurants in Colorado and California and tended bar at such establishments as the Aspen Mine Co. and Bullys of La Jolla. More recently, he tended bar at the Northwest Passage in Cary, Deeters in Harvard and Labemis in Crystal Lake. He retired in 2009 and moved to Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his brother, Tom (Kathy) of Cary; and two nephews; John (Amelia) of Chicago and Tim of Cary. Donations in his name may be made to JourneyCare, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. For information, call Kahle-Moore Funeral Home at 847-639-3817. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

MARY BETH OLSEN Died: Aug. 1, 2013; in Marengo MARENGO – Mary Beth Olsen, 63, of Marengo, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at home. Arrangements are pending at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, Cary. For information, call 847-639-3817.

BETTE ROSE OZMON Died: July 26, 2013 ROCK FALLS – Bette Rose Ozmon, born in Rochester, Minn., in 1929, passed away suddenly Friday, July 26, 2013. Among her many accomplishments, Bette was a retired associate Dean of Nursing at Lewis University in Lockport. A loving mother, she is survived by her three children, Lorna Ozmon, Laird Ozmon and Kelle Ozmon; and five grandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes. com. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

BARBARA A. SCHMIEGE Born: Aug. 20, 1946; in Madison, Wis. Died: July 31, 2013; in McHenry McHENRY – Barbara A. Schmiege, 66, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Centegra Hospital - McHenry. She was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Madison, Wis., to Clement C. and Mary Eleanor (Crowley) Schmiege. Barbara was a loving aunt to her nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was a devoted employee of Family Services in McHenry and enjoyed spending time with all her family. Survivors include her brothers and sisters, Robert (Jane) Schmiege of Chicago, Mary Rocker of McHenry, Patricia Schmiege of Fairfax, Calif., and David (Karen) Schmiege of Burr Ridge. She was a dear aunt to several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. The visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass celebration at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment will be in Holy Apostles Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Home of the Sparrow, 5342 W. Elm St., McHenry, IL 60050. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home in McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063. Sign the guest book at www. NWHerald.com/obits

Evelyn Mary Gucciardo: The memorial visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Belvidere Funeral Home. The memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday. Edward Kelly: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, until the prayers at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Windridge Memorial Park, 70104 S. Rawson Bridge Road, Cary. Burial will follow. For information, call Windridge Funeral Home at 847-639-2191. Joseph P. O’Malley: The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 297 Jefferson Ave., Hampshire, and continue from 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, until the 11 a.m. Mass celebration at the church. For information, call James A. O’Connor Funeral Home at 847-669-5111. Phyllis I. Rossbach: The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount

Prospect. Prayers will be at said at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home, proceeding to St. Alphonsus Church, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, for a 10 a.m. Mass celebration. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. For information, call the funeral home at 847-3942336. Barbara A. Schmiege: The visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass celebration at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment will be in Holy Apostles Cemetery. For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063. Barbara Ann Laseman Stein: Our families, with our friends, are joining in a celebration from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Max A. Sass & Sons Mission Hills Chapel, 8910 W. Drexel Ave., Franklin, Wis. Casual dress is requested. For information, call the funeral home at 414-427-0707.

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BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush

CUBS PROSPECT ALBERT ALMORA

Cutler will have to be difference for Bears

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Albert Almora, a first-round draft pick of the Cubs and an outfielder for the Single-A Kane County Cougars, talks to fans before a game at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. Almora is batting .324 with three home runs and 17 RBIs.

CENTER STAGE Cougars outfielder has prepared for stardom By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

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lbert Almora thinks he last saw a movie on some distant Cougars off day. He can’t recall the venue, date or title, and his hesitance is rare. Baseball people so often speak about the Cubs’ prized outfield prospect in certainties. He hits, runs, defends and throws so artfully now, so fathoming what he’ll do in the majors merely becomes a matter of closing one’s eyes and waiting. Unless you’re Almora, of course. The 19-year-old ostensibly began preparing for stardom in his Huggies, cultivating a singular mindset that quickly formed a work ethic and identity he’s not about to abandon – entertainment industry be darned.

a tree. Almora completes each exercise over and over.

“The closest people in my life are just because of baseball, you know,” Almora said. “I try to have a small circle of people you can trust, and most of it is because of baseball. I have some lifetime friends, but most of them are from baseball.” Should “Because Of Baseball: The Albert Almora Story” ever go into production, the formative scenes profiling the Cubs’ sixth overall draft pick in 2012 wouldn’t require much of a budget to shoot:

Almora’s parents, Albert Sr. and Ana, both Cuban defectors, started with a more humble set-up. Albert Sr., a catcher and outfielder who played for an adult team before he refused to continue his conscripted military service, does not speak English, but that mattered little when they drove around south Florida with their 3½-year-old son. Almora routinely spotted older children playing at nearby diamonds. That, along with his father’s influence, was enough to lure him to baseball. His dad started with grounders at a nearby park, but Almora soon demanded fly balls. The Almoras visited their son earlier this season, and Albert Sr. found no fault with the facilities at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. He isn’t completely phasing himself out, however.

EXT. BACKYARD, DAYTIME ALBERT ALMORA surveys the backyard of his family’s suburban Miami home, having exited the house after finishing his homework. CUT TO: A slow pan of the area shows a batting cage, agility course, pull-up bar and cardio machine. Then appears the most daunting obstacle of all, a climbing rope dangling 50 feet from the top of

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Albert Almora stats .324 batting average .466 slugging percentage .839 on-base-plus-slugging percentage .373 on-base percentage 77 hits 17 doubles 4 triples 3 home runs 22 RBIs 38 runs 17 walks PAST 10 GAMES July 21 – 3 for 5, 3B, R, RBI, BB July 22 – 0 for 4, BB July 24 – 1 for 4, 2B July 25 – 4 for 5, 2 2B, BB, R July 26 – 1 for 4, 2B Saturday – 1 for 3, BB Sunday – 2 for 5, R Monday – 0 for 4 Tuesday – 1 for 3, BB Wednesday – 0 for 3, BB ACCOMPLISHMENTS Named Midwest League Player of the Week on May 27

Perhaps the Bears’ defense will be stout again this year, or maybe it slips a bit. Either way, last year’s 10 wins, which are usually good enough for a playoff spot, were mainly the result of great defense, a remarkable bit of good fortune, and a few more cupcakes on the schedule than Jay Cutler usual. To match that total this year, the offense flat out has to do more. The assumption from the moment Marc Trestman arrived has been that offensive wizardry is in his back pocket, or minimally that it’s in the bag. But reading and hearing about it, and actually having the club “self-actualize” it are two very different things. It seems to me it’s time for a few specifics. Clearly, Jay Cutler carries a great deal of the responsibility during the Bears offense’s makeover. Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer said of his new pupil, “Jay has really done a nice job of digesting this system, and he’s done a nice job of leading the team’s digesting of the system.” Cutler seems to like the new system and his new teachers. “These are very smart guys, the system is very quarterback-friendly and they want to make it as easy on us as they can and they’re fun to work with,” he said.

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HubArkush.com is online Check it out, bookmark it and make it your homepage for Bears coverage going forward. Shaw Media’s Bears coverage has reached a new level and we hope you enjoy it. We’ll be on top of every minute of training camp and the upcoming season on your new 24/7 home for Bears football, led by one of the most trusted names in both Bears and pro football coverage.

MCYSA SUMMER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

LITH Thunder eliminated from 15U Gold Bracket Mickeys from Midland, Mich., scores 8 runs in 4th to advance By PATRICK MASON pmason@shawmedia.com CRYSTAL LAKE – If Thursday’s baseball game between Lake in the Hills and Mickeys Sleds and More had ended after the top half of the fourth inning, the Thunder would have accomplished their main goal against the team that handed them their first lost. But, as Thunder coach Mark Lonigro has said multiple times over the past week, “Baseball happens.” It happened to the Thunder on Thursday as they lost to Mickeys of Midland, Mich., 10-6, in an elimination game of the McHenry County Youth Sports Association Summer International Championships 15U tournament. For a moment, it looked as though the Thunder would get their coveted

“I’ve had so much fun playing with these guys, and that is what I’ll remember forever.” Daniel Tenayuca LITH Thunder baseball player win in the Gold Bracket when power hitter Dan Rochotte broke a 2-2 tie with a solo home run in the top of the fourth. He wore a big grin as he rounded the bases after launching a fastball over the fence in right field. “It felt really nice,” Rochotte said. “Especially in a game where your season could be over with. I just played like I had nothing to lose.” His big hit sparked the Thunder lineup, which produced two more runs. Daniel Salomon singled home

Matt Schneider, and Salomon scored later in the inning on a wild pitch. The Thunder looked in control as 15-year-old Daniel Tenayuca was dealing on the mound through the first three innings, but he ran into trouble as he tried to navigate the opposing lineup a third time. Mickeys scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth. “What can you do?” Tenayuca said. “I’ve had so much fun playing with these guys, and that is what I’ll remember forever.” Although they didn’t win a game in the Gold Bracket, the young Thunder, made up predominantly of 14-yearolds, proved to their coach and to themselves that they can compete at Mike Krebs – mkrebs@shawmedia.com this level as the only local team to adDaniel Salomon of the 15U Lake in the Hills Thunder hugs assistant coach Mike Rizzo vance to the top bracket.

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on Thursday after losing to Mickeys Sleds and More of Midland, Mich., 10-6, at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake.

THE DAILY FEED Tweet from last night

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New @HHS__Athletics stadium with freshly laid field turf is a thing to behold.

MLB: White Sox at Detroit, 6 p.m., CSN Hector Santiago (3-6, 3.33 ERA) faces the Tigers’ Doug Fister (9-5, 3.67) in the first game of a three-game series.

Imprisoned former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez allegedly wrote a letter, obtained by TMZ, which has said to have confirmed its authenticity, from prison declaring his innocence and saying he can’t wait to prove his “haters” wrong.

Jose Canseco suggested on Twitter Thursday that MLB should not relieve the Yankees of what they owe Alex Rodriguez, instead making them pledge the rest of his contract to the New York City public schools. Three other things they could do with the money: 1. Pay Alfonso Soriano 2. Build a gold A-Rod statue 3. Sign Jose Canseco

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OLYMPICS

Anti-gay law to be enforced in Sochi

5K run/walk to highlight fundraiser in Harvard

By LAURA MILLS The Associated Press MOSCOW – Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s sports minister said Thursday, appearing to contradict assurances to the contrary from the International Olympic Committee. Russia’s contentious law was signed by President Vladimir Putin in late June, imposing fines on individuals accused of spreading “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” to minors, and even proposing penalties for those who express these views online or in the news media. Gay pride rallies also are banned. “An athlete of nontraditional sexual orientation isn’t banned from coming to Sochi,” Vitaly Mutko said in an interview with R-Sport, the sports newswire of state news agency RIA Novosti. “But if he goes out into the streets and starts to propagandize, then of course he will be held accountable.” Mutko emphasized that the law wasn’t designed to punish anyone for being gay or lesbian. But like the Russian lawmakers who authored the bill, Mutko said athletes would be punished only for propaganda, a word that remains ambiguous under the new law. “The corresponding law doesn’t forbid nontraditional orientation, but other things: propaganda, involvement of minors and young people.” The law specifies punishment for foreign citizens, to include fines of up to 100,000 rubles ($3,000), time in prison for up to 15 days, deportation and denial of reentry into Russia. Four Dutch citizens working on a documentary film about gay rights in the northern Russian town of Murmansk were the first foreigners to be detained under the new law, although their case did not make it to court, according to RIA Novosti. While activists and organizations supportive of gay rights have called for a ban on Russian-made products like Stolichnaya vodka in bars across North America, they have yet to find a unified response to the Sochi Games.

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Umpire Dave Pallone gets an earful from Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda during a 1986 game in Los Angeles. Pallone will be inducted Friday into the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.

NATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Ump Pallone part of inaugural inductions Tennis greats Navratilova, King in 1st class By DON BABWIN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Dave Pallone, who was part of Chicago history when he umpired the first night game at Wrigley Field, is returning to Chicago to take part in another chapter of American sports history: his inclusion in the inaugural class of what organizers say is the first-of-itskind National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. On Friday night, Pallone will be honored in the first class of inductees that includes tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King, Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, and Jason Collins, who in April became the first active male professional athlete in a major team sport to publicly reveal he was gay. “It is a tremendous honor and ... I hope it gives young people and adults alike who happen to be LGBT and want to be in professional sports another example of why they should continue to strive for their dreams,” Pallone said. Rick Garcia, a prominent Illinois gay rights activist agreed, saying he hopes the hall of fame encourages gay and lesbian youth to “have a career in sports and excel in that career and still be honest about who they are.” The events will include a dinner Friday night to honor

the inductees at a ceremony at the Center on Halsted and an event on Saturday at Wrigley Field called “Out at Wrigley,” which organizers say is the largest “Gay Day’ at a major league sporting event. Executive Director Bill Gubrud said the decision to establish what he says is the country’s first hall of fame Bill Gubrud honoring gay athletes and their supporters is not tied to Collins’ announcement earlier this year. He said factors such as changing attitudes about homosexuals, particularly among young people, made him and others think this was the ideal time to create an institution that honors the contributions that gays have made in sports as well as the hardships many endured because of their sexual orientation. Among those being inducted is the late Glenn Burke. An outfielder with the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1970s, Burke is widely believed to have delivered the first highfive. Though he did not publicly come out until two years after he left baseball, Burke maintained until his 1995 death from AIDS that he was run out of the game by “prejudiced and homophobic” man-

agers and front offices that knew he was gay. “This will help preserve history,” said Gubrud. “You are not going to know where to go if you don’t know where you’ve been and many in the gay community don’t know Glenn Burke.” Gubrud also said that a number of the inductees who are not gay are being recognized for having “helped create a safe environment for LGBTs to compete in sports at every level.” Among those is Ben Cohen, an English rugby player. “He founded a foundation to stop bullying against LGBTs,” Gubrud said. Gubrud said Chicago was chosen to be the hall of fame’s home for a number of reasons, starting with the city’s place as a major gay tourist destination. Also, he said, “Chicago is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the United States.” He also said the Cubs hold a special place in the gay community, explaining that it was the Cubs more than a decade ago that became the first professional sports team to place an ad in a gay newspaper. Gubrud said a site for the actual hall of fame has not been selected, but that organizers are in the process of putting together a plan to raise money and find a building.

GOLF ROUNDUP

Park starts fast in pursuit of history Pressel shoots 66, tied for 1st-round lead in Women’s British Open The ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Wearing a black rain suit and a soft smile, Inbee Park looked calm as ever standing before the imposing Royal & Ancient clubhouse before she teed off Thursday in the Women’s British Open. Only after her unsteady round of 3-under-par 69 did Park reveal perhaps the biggest surprise at St. Andrews. She was nervous. “But then once the round started, and especially playing so good in the first few holes, that really gave me a lot of confidence,” Park said. “I didn’t feel much pressure when I was playing during the round. I’m just glad that it’s already started and I got the first round under my belt.” Park wound up three shots behind Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth of Sweden, a solid start to what should be a fascinating week at the home of golf. Her pursuit of history looked more like a high-speed chase when the 25-yearold South Korean made six birdies in 10 holes. Three poor tee shots, two threeputt bogeys and one double bogey from a pot bunker on the back nine made her realize there’s a reason no golfer has ever won four majors in a single year. She was only too happy it finally stopped with a 6-foot birdie on the 18th

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Morgan Pressel tees off Thursday on the second hole during the first round of the Women’s British Open on the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland. She leads after a 6-under-par 66. hole, ending a slide during which she dropped four shots in a five-hole span. Pressel, one spot out of making the U.S. Solheim Cup team this week, caught a break when the rain and wind never materialized in the afternoon. She made seven birdies in a round of 66 that gave her a share of the lead. Stacy Lewis, the former No. 1 player in women’s golf, shot 31 on the tougher

back nine for a 67 to be part of a large group that included former U.S. Women’s Open champion Na Yeon Choi and Nicole Castrale. Another shot behind were Paula Creamer, Catriona Matthew and Lizette Salas. Those who played early had reason to worry. Lewis was on the 10th tee when she looked over at Park knocking in an 18foot birdie putt, her fifth of the round. Castrale had not yet teed off when her husband saw a leaderboard with Park’s name in a familiar position. “It’s amazing, the fact we all possibly can play with history,” Castrale said. “It’s amazing what she’s done to this point, the composure she has. I don’t know what she shot today, but I’m going to guess she’ll be in the mix come Sunday.” Bridgestone Invitational: At Akron, Ohio, Webb Simpson shot a 6-under 64 in his first competitive round at Firestone Country Club to take a one-stroke lead. The 2012 U.S. Open champion had six birdies in an eight-hole span to get the upper hand on seven-time Bridgestone winner Tiger Woods. Woods, with top-10 finishes in 11 of his 13 starts on the course, shot a 66 in the World Golf Championships event. Henrik Stenson was alone in second with a 65. Defending champion Keegan Bradley, Ryan Moore and Chris Wood, another first-time entrant, matched Woods at 66. Phil Mickelson had a 72 in his return from winning the British Open two weeks ago at Muirfield.

Harvard will aid the family of 22-year-old Andi Swenson, who has cystic fibrosis and needs new lungs and a liver, with a Breathe On Andi Benefit on Aug. 24 at the CashSaver parking lot. The benefit will start with a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. There will be carnival games, a hayride and other activities throughout the morning, including a bags tournament. T-shirts and awards will be given for top finishers in each division. Entry fees are $12 for runners up to 13 years old and $20 for those 14 and older if registered before race day. Race-day registrations are $2 more. To register, visit RunningInTheUSA.com. Andi Swenson is the daughter of Eric and Lea Swenson of Harvard. Cystic fibrosis has limited her lungs to now function at 20 percent, but a transplant will help her daily struggle with breathing. People in Harvard want to help the family with its expenses that accompany transplants. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction for prizes.

Another big day for U.S. swimmers at worlds BARCELONA, Spain – Ryan Lochte and James Magnussen are back on top at the world swimming championships. Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky just keep on winning. After a disappointing start to the meet, Lochte looked more like himself Thursday night, pulling away to capture gold in the 200-meter individual medley. Magnussen, who was viewed as a flop despite a silver medal at the London Olympics, rallied to win the 100 freestyle with a furious finishing kick, edging Americans Jimmy Feigen and Nathan Adrian. But the Americans came through in the final event of the night. No surprise there. Not with Franklin and Ledecky leading the U.S. team in the 4x200 free relay. Ledecky put the Americans ahead at the start, and Franklin zipped away with a dominant anchor leg to win in 7:45.14.

The 18-year-old Franklin is 4 for 4 in Barcelona, with three events to go. Ledecky, only 16 and getting ready for her junior year of high school, is 3 for 3 with one race left.

Sensitivity training set for Eagles WR Cooper PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles are setting up Riley Cooper with sensitivity training after the wide receiver was caught on video making a racial slur. “In meeting with Riley yesterday, we decided together that his next step will be to seek outside assistance to help him fully understand the impact of his words and actions,” the team said in a statement Thursday. “He needs to reflect. As an organization, we will provide the resources he needs to do so.” Cooper apologized profusely Wednesday after a video of him using the N-word at a Kenny Chesney concert last month surfaced on the Internet. The Eagles immediately fined him.

NCAA tweaks approach to tourney brackets INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA announced changes Thursday to the way it will select teams for the men’s basketball tournament, adding flexibility in hopes of keeping teams properly seeded. The selection committee voted last week to change the bracketing principles in hopes of keeping teams where they naturally belong, chairman Ron Wellman told reporters. In previous years, the committee has had to move a team up or down one or two lines to accommodate rules such as when conference teams can meet in the tourney. Previously, conference teams couldn’t meet until the regional final – unless a conference had nine teams in the field. The move comes in the wake of realignment that has seen league numbers swell over the past few seasons and has made the old rules difficult to navigate. The Big East, for instance, had 11 teams make the tournament in 2011 and 2012, and with more league expansion, conflicts seemed more likely to pop up. – Wire reports

Attitude pleases coach • THUNDER Continued from page C1 The Thunder lost, 12-4, in the first meeting against Mickeys during pool play, and like Lonigro asked after Wednesday’s loss to Illinois Elite, they showed up with the right attitude Thursday. The coach was impressed with the way his team kept its composure through such a tough fourth inning and battled back to score another run in the sixth. “It’s truly a great group of guys, and [Thursday’s] game is what it’s about,” Lonigro said. “They battled and didn’t let anything get under their skin, especially when things didn’t go their way. They are

building a good foundation for this team in the future.” Some of the team will be moving on to high school ball or other travel teams, but most say that time spent on the Thunder led to their most memorable baseball experience. Rochotte, who was playing in his fifth MCYSA tournament, said this year was his favorite, partly because he placed second in the home run derby during the skills contest July 26. “Just the way we went out and competed as a team will always stick in my mind,” he said. “I also made so many friends, even some from other teams like Brazil. It was awesome.”

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BEARS IN BOURBONNAIS

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With so much focus on Marc Trestman and the spate of nagging injuries that have popped up, little has been written about the other new Bears coaches. Special teams coach Joe DeCamillas, Mel Tucker and his defensive staff spoke to the media for the first time since camp opened last week, and Aaron Kromer and his offensive assistants were available Wednesday. It is worth noting Kromer was the interim head coach of the Saints for six weeks last year. DeCamillas also carries the title of assistant head coach, and both he and Tucker have interviewed for head coaching jobs. Martellus Bennett is easily the freshest breath of air with the Bears this year. Quarterback Jay Cutler said of his new tight end: “He’s a joy to play with on the field. He brings a lot of energy and he probably even talks in his sleep.” When Trestman said he wouldn’t worry about Cutler in reference to the read option because Cutler knows how to protect himself, you had to wonder how much film of Cutler Trestman has studied? Cutler takes a lot of shots he shouldn’t.

• ARKUSH Continued from page C1 I’m glad these guys are having fun, but where will we see the improvement? Trestman is recognized as an offensive savant, and the system will be different and better. But he’s also made very clear, “We’ll be very vanilla in the preseason and the starters will all see the same limited action we’re used to.” The coach isn’t counting on the system being the change; he’s challenging his quarterback first. In his post-practice comments, Trestman described Cutler’s play and improvement enthusiastically, saying, “He’s practicing very efficiently, throwing the ball away and checking it down a lot.” To some, it may have been a throwaway sound byte. But in reality, it was the description of Jay Cutler, West Coast QB vs. Cutler the gunslinger. It is impossible to fully explain in one column the West Coast scheme Trestman is believed to favor, but the CliffsNotes go something like this: Use the pass to establish the run, short timing routes, lots of screens and flares to the running backs, and checkdowns fast when the deep route isn’t there early. Add to that: Keep the chains moving, no sacks and no turnovers. A short gain beats a throwaway and a throwaway will always beat a giveaway. Death by a thousand paper cuts is still death. It will be nice if Cutler can become more accurate and more consistent, but first he must be more efficient. Trestman’s goal appears to be to change his mindset more than his mechanics. Kromer’s first statement of the preseason was, “Our main goal right now is ball security, pre-snap adjustments and learning the system.” Once Cutler is ready, he will lead this team. But don’t be surprised if Matt Forte is the offensive MVP. Every great West Coast offense has had a special running back who is part runner and part receiver, and Kromer is every bit as excited about Forte as he is Cutler. “You can’t appreciate him until you work with him every day,” Kromer said. “Coming out of college, we wanted him really badly in New Orleans. He’s big, he’s strong and he’s very fast.” For this offense to get better, the system and Trestman will clearly matter, but only if the old dogs like Cutler and Forte can learn the new tricks this coaching staff is trying to teach them. The ability is there and it’s up to the players, not the system, to make it work. • Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media and HubArkush.com. Write to him at harkush@shawmedia. com.

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Quarterback Jay Cutler talks with tight end Martellus Bennett on Saturday during Bears training camp in Bourbonnais. Cutler is entering his eighth season in the NFL.

BEARS TRAINING CAMP PREVIEW: QUARTERBACKS

Cutler still trying to reach potential QBs coach Cavanaugh should be plus By HUB ARKUSH harkush@shawmedia.com The Bears have three basic questions to answer at the quarterback position. The first is whether Jay Cutler finally will become the elite player his seemingly limitless potential suggests he can be, or will he remain the chronic underachiever he has been through most of his seven seasons in the NFL after being selected by Denver with the 11th overall pick in the 2006 draft? Question No. 2 is, can head coach Marc Trestman and quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh forge and maintain relationships with him that will lead to their mutual success, or will Cutler eventually tune them out as he has almost all of his previous NFL coaches? The last question is, will the Bears stick with veteran journeyman Josh McCown as their only real option at No. 2, or will they bring in another veteran to compete for that spot? Position battles: There are no battles at the quarterback position for the Bears. Cutler is the guy at quarterback for better or worse, and while it’s not quite as bad as till-death-to-the-Bears-andCutler-part-ways, if Cutler proves not to be the answer at QB, the Bears will be following the Cubs down the path of a complete rebuilding from the ground up. There also is virtually no chance that Matt Blanchard, the local kid from Lake Zurich High School and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, can seriously compete with McCown for the No. 2 spot. It’s nice that Blanchard will get another training camp

Editor’s note This is the last in a series of positional breakdowns from the staff of HubArkush.com.

hiring of Trestman give him his best chance yet, and that if they succeed together, the money not only will be there at the end of the season, the numbers will be bigger.

What to watch in camp: to develop and compile a bit more tape, but if Trestman has doubts about McCown, the Bears will find another veteran on the street to sign and come in and compete. Contract situations: Just about everybody who’s ever watched, listened to or read about the Bears knows that Cutler will be a free agent at the end of the season. There would appear to be virtually no chance the Bears will extend Cutler’s contract, and there really is no reason they should. The only way a deal could get done is if the Bears elected to give Cutler a five- or six-year deal in the $100 million range with better than $50 million guaranteed. Bears management knows it can force Cutler to stay with a franchise tag up to three more years after he becomes a free agent, and while that is not the ideal way to retain him after this season, it’s an awfully powerful reason to at least wait and force him to earn his new deal on the field this season. Cutler has vowed the contract won’t be a distraction, and on that point I believe him. Although he has more than his share of critics, I don’t think anyone has ever doubted Cutler’s competitiveness. He knows his big contract window is closing and that this is a veteran team with which he needs to win now if he’s going to at all. I suspect Cutler badly wants to silence his critics, believes that the new weapons he’s been given and the

With so much focus on Trestman and his offensive wizardry, folks are missing the real key to a new Jay Cutler. The relationship between new QBs coach Cavanaugh and Cutler could very well be the key to Cutler’s growth and success. Cavanaugh is the first position coach Cutler’s ever had who played the position in the NFL, and he has a wealth of experience coaching other veteran QBs. The ring he won as the offensive coordinator of the Ravens in 2000 can’t hurt either. Jeremy Bates, Pep Hamilton and Shane Day were more caddies for Cutler than coaches. How Cutler embraces the difference with Cavanaugh will be huge. There will be a great deal of focus on the body language between Cutler and Trestman, but it’s the communication and attitudes of Cavanaugh and the QB that will go the furthest toward helping Cutler turn the corner. We’ll also keep an eye on Cutler’s accuracy and willingness to throw the ball to spots before receivers have arrived, two absolute essentials to succeed in a Marc Trestman offense, and two areas in which Cutler has struggled in the past. We should also focus on whether any receiver other than Brandon Marshall can emerge as a comfortable target for Cutler, which is as much up to the QB as it is to the players vying to be that guy.

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Refs help offense; Wootton injured KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com BOURBONNAIS – Brandon Marshall was the recipient of a few big plays during Thursday’s practice at Bears training camp, and he had his own idea of why the offense had success: referees. “It was awesome, man,” Marshall said, as Jeff Triplette led a group of officials monitoring practice. “Me and Peanut (Charles Tillman) got into it the other day because he was holding – you know, we’re tired of that. So for the refs to be out here holding them accountable, it felt good. “I guess that’s why you saw some big plays,” he joked. Jermon Bushrod (calf) and Jonathan Scott (knee) remained out of practice with day-to-day injuries, as Eben Britton took most of the snaps at left tackle. J’Marcus Webb took his first reps of camp on the left side as well, but the offense didn’t seem to skip a beat, and coach Marc Trestman was sure to point out the volume of explosive plays when talking to reporters after practice. Jay Cutler had a pair of batted balls at the line early on, but later hit Marshall for a long pass down the sideline, with Marshall high-pointing the ball over Charles Tillman for the play of the day. The offense efficiently and effortlessly put together a quick, three-play two-minute drill. On the first play, Cutler found Alshon Jeffery behind the coverage for a long gain. Then Cutler hit Martellus Bennett, who is continuing a stellar camp, on a seam route that cannot be defended with Bennett’s size. On the third play, Cutler found Jeffery again on a quick slant for a score. Wootton down: Another defensive end got hurt

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Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall talks with coach Marc Trestman before practice Thursday in Bourbonnais. Thursday, as Corey Wootton left the field with a hip injury. Trestman said Wootton is day-to-day and will get an MRI. Entering a contract year and expected to play the Israel Idonije role as an end and tackle, Wootton is having a good camp. Rules lesson: Triplette showed reporters a video for teams on the rules changes for 2013 and went over some points of emphasis. The most notable rule change is that running backs and tacklers cannot lead with the crown of their helmet to make a hit. For it to be a penalty, three things need to occur: The runner needs to be outside the tackle box, line up the hit and lower his head to deliver the blow with the crown of the helmet. Referees also will be looking to spot the instigator when it comes to extracurricular activities instead of calling offsetting penalties. Scoop and score: The top defensive play of the day came when safety Brandon Hardin stripped the ballcarrier and scooped up the fumble for a long touchdown return.

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CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT Detroit 61 45 .575 Cleveland 60 48 .556 Kansas City 54 51 .514 Minnesota 45 60 .429 White Sox 40 66 .377 EAST DIVISION W L PCT Boston 66 44 .600 Tampa Bay 64 44 .593 Baltimore 60 49 .550 New York 56 51 .523 Toronto 50 57 .467 WEST DIVISION W L PCT Oakland 63 45 .583 Texas 60 49 .550 Seattle 50 58 .463 Los Angeles 48 58 .453 Houston 36 71 .336

Division rivals continue to give Cubs, Bears fits Yes, fans, we have the Bears and Cubs being retooled, re-schooled, and rebuilt. The White Sox are going through a similar process, but they are farther behind, more confused, and – as ever – less is expected of them. And for our purposes – because the Sox do not have an arch-villain FOE, in capital letters – we’re leaving them out of this, entirely. You see, as the Bears and Cubs improve (or seemingly improve), they each have a hurdle the White Sox don’t: a juggernaut in their own division that simply won’t go away. We’re talking the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals, respectively. Fired Bears coach Lovie Smith went 10-6 last year, which is a good record in almost any year. The trouble is they lost twice to the Packers. In 2011 the Bears were a mediocre 8-8, helped by the fact they lost both games to the Packers. In 2010 they actually beat the Packers, 20-17, the first time they played, en route to an 11-5 record and a divisional crown. But the Bears lost the last game of the season to the Packers, and then three weeks later lost again to them in the playoffs. Like, when it counts. In 2009 Lovie’s lads lost both Green Bay games. They split in 2008, and – holy cheese! – they won two in 2007. But we’re not going back any further in history, because what we have now in the division that we didn’t have then is Aaron Rodgers. The Packers Pro Bowl quarterback is right up there with Drew Brees, the Manning brothers, and Joe Flacco as a superstar passer. The Bears may have Jay Cutler and all the hopes that come with new head coach Marc Trestman and the offensive baggage the Bears now seem to have on board. But does any of it mean anything if it isn’t better than what the Packers can produce? Ever since Brett Favre was at his peak with Green Bay, it has appeared the Bears have struggled as much in the NFC North as anywhere. The Packers have been to three Super Bowls and won two since 1997, while the Bears have been to only one Super Bowl since 1985, which they lost. The Packers may seem like a small-time organization, but that is not the case. With a unique statewide ownership, the team has been efficient, well-built and always seems to reload. Consider that Rodgers himself sat on the bench for three years while waiting for a Hall of Famer-to-be to leave town. For the Cubs the Cardinals are the smalltown monolith always in their way. Year in and year out the Cardinals are consistent, proud, and good. Unlike the Cubs, they don’t take three or four years off and tell their fans, bear with us, we’re almost ready to be good. They are in a first place NL Central battle now with the oddly resurgent Pirates, but you wouldn’t want to bet against them going far into the postseason. The Cardinals have won 18 NL pennants, 10 divisional titles and 11 World Series, which is second only to the Yankees. They lose managers like Tony LaRussa, have sluggers shamed like Mark McGwire, and on they continue. In a story in Sports Illustrated in May, writer Ben Reiter stated, “When we think of the Cardinals, we think of a distinct organizational culture … we think consistency. Their 11 championships have been well distributed. No son or daughter of St. Louis born since 1902 has reached the age of 25 without having lived through at least one victory parade.” Indeed, the Cards have been to six World Series from 1982 to 2011, winning three. The Cubs? Well, the way I see it, any son or daughter born in Chicago since 1908 has never seen a victory parade. One things the Cardinals have done is cherish the position of catcher. The development of two-time World Series champ and 5-time All-Star Yadier Molina is a perfect example of the way a man can lead from behind the plate. Although just put on the disabled list, Molina was behind the plate for 26 straight games when Cards ace Adam Wainwright pitched, helping the 6-foot-7 fireballer to become the dependable stopper he is. It probably was no accident that Wainwright – himself a product of the Cardinals pitching philosophy of variety and rebuilding – lost Wednesday to the Pirates while having bckup catcher Toy Cruz work the plate. But the Cardinals will recover. Count on it. They always do. Nor is it a coincidence that former Cards catcher Mike Matheny is now their manager. The point here is that it’s not just good enough for the Bears and Cubs to improve. They can win more games. They can dazzle fans with passing yards, home runs, big tackles, crazy fielding plays. But none of it means anything unless it propels them to the top of their small divisions, over the forces from smaller towns, into year-in, year-out dominance. Green Bay and St. Louis. The evil empires. Who would have thought it. • Rick Telander is a columnist for the

Chicago Sun-Times who can be reached at rtelander@suntimes.com.

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White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez dives for a base hit by the Indians’ Yan Gomes in the seventh inning Thursday in Cleveland. The Sox lost, 6-1.

ANALYSIS: INDIANS 6, WHITE SOX 1

Hahn defends Ventura By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Chicago Sun-Times CLEVELAND – The deeper the Sox tumble into abysmal territory – they fell 26 games below .500 for the first time since September 1980 with their seventh straight loss Thursday, a 6-1 dud to the Cleveland Indians – the more manager Robin Ventura’s managerial skills will be questioned. “It happens,’’ Ventura said. “That’s just part of being in this job and I think it’s not easy. I’m the one in charge and you just have to take it.’’ Third in American League Manager of the Year voting as a rookie in 2012, Ventura will not receive a vote in 2014. Were there such a thing as “worst manager of the year,” he’d probably be in the mix because of he won-lost record, not for his performance, general manager Rick Hahn said. Criticism “doesn’t change my focus on what we are trying to do or win games or teach or anything like that,’’ Ventura said. “It’s just part of having the job.’’ Hahn was noticeably annoyed Thursday morning when he went on the “McNeil and Spiegel Show” on 670-AM. When it suggested that it’s time to point fingers at Ventura for the team’s lack of sharpness, focus and cohesiveness, Hahn defended his manager.

“You’re free to point your fingers wherever you feel it’s appropriate,” he said. The Sox (40-66), who were swept by the Indians in the fourgame series to extend their losing streak to seven games, are on pace for 101 losses. They’re moving there in ugly fashion, so the question posed to Hahn was not unfair. The latest example of lackluster play was a botched, six-throw rundown play Wednesday night that left Ventura looking at the dugout floor and chewing extra hard on sunflower seeds. Third baseman Conor Gillaspie’s throwing error Thursday was the team’s 76th, which is 30 more than their opponents have made. Sox base running also has been embarrassing at times, like the defense a dramatic reversal from last season. Hahn said it might have been unfair to give Ventura too much credit last year so it’s equally unfair to blame him for what’s going on now. “At the end of the day, for me, and as we look at our staff, we look at the amount of effort, communication and what they’re doing behind the scenes,’’ Hahn said. “It isn’t always available to the media, to the fans, which is unfortunate because they don’t see the anger, they don’t see the high energy, they don’t see the

confrontations and communication with the players. And I think to Robin and his staff’s credit, that stays behind closed doors, where the players and the staff would prefer that to take place.” Hahn said he’d make changes if he saw a lack of effort. “At this time, we don’t feel changes are merited in the near future,’’ he said. Said Ventura: “We are continuing to work at it. You are trying to be positive and that’s probably the hardest part right now.’’ The Sox were never really in Thursday’s game, even with ace Chris Sale on the mound. The surging Indians, who have won eight straight, have won 11 of 13 from the Sox with a pair of fourgame sweeps for the first time in franchise history. The last time the Indians swept a team twice in four-game series was in 1960 against the Kansas City Athletics. “It’s annoying, frustrating, whatever you want to call it,’’ second baseman Gordon Beckham said. “Yeah, and then some great players get taken away from you in the last week [Jake Peavy, Jesse Crain in trades], but if you don’t play well, that’s what happens.’’ • Daryl Van Schouwen is a sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times who can be reached at dvanschouwen@suntimes.com.

ANALYSIS: DODGERS 6, CUBS 4

Dodgers show big-market possibilities By GORDON WITTENMYER Chicago Sun-Times Maybe the Pittsburgh Pirates can be instructive, or the Washington Nationals a blueprint, or the St. Louis Cardinals the role model. But when it comes to whether the Cubs will one day have the organizational muscle to compete on all levels with the best in baseball, take a look across the field at the other guys this weekend at Wrigley Field. The Los Angeles Dodgers – who might be the last of the big spenders in baseball – have redrawn the limits of big-market teams in the game at the same time the Cubs have drawn down their big-market advantage into mid-market business practices under Ricketts family ownership. It’s well documented how the Cubs’ enormous lingering purchase debt impacts their spending ability and how chairman Tom Ricketts promises to restore baseball operations spending to pre-Theo levels only after the club starts making all that video-board and ballpark-signage revenue. But even if team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer’s restocking of the farm system produces the most optimistic version of the eventual young core they envision, it’s doubtful the Cubs will anytime soon approach the kind of “seizethe-moment” economic power that the Dodgers’ ownership has given Chicago-born general manager Ned Colletti. “We had an additional element when we got to L.A., because of the history there,” said Dodgers team president and CEO Stan Kasten, of the group that bought the Dodgers for a record $2 billion early last year. “Because of the expectations. And frankly the support that our fan base has given us over a 50-year history.” Doesn’t that describe the

Puig leads L.A. past Cubs CHICAGO – Yasiel Puig hit a long home run and scored two runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday. Hanley Ramirez and Jerry Hairston each drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who got a win a night after having a four-game winning streak snapped and improved their record to 11-2 since the All-Star break. Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo each homered twice for the Cubs, who lost for the fourth time in five games. – The Associated Press Cubs? “It does,” said Kasten, who’s a “big believer” in Epstein and Hoyer and presided over most of the Atlanta Braves’ scoutingand-development-fueled run of division titles the past two decades. “But, again, the quality of celebrity stars and that history in L.A. was significant, particularly when we recognize so much a part of our future is tied up in sponsorship partnerships, media partnerships, everything with that going forward. “And with that, we wanted to do both things at the same time. And so we did.” That is, scout and develop a pipeline of players. And load up on the best players that could be found anywhere, with money being no object. That meant last year’s blockbuster trade with the Red Sox for Epstein-signed, bigbucks free agents Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. It also meant giving Cuban free agent Yasiel Puig a $42 million deal that included a $12 million signing bonus, and blowing away the Cubs and everybody else last winter with a posting bid of $25.7 million for Korean lefthander Hyun-Jin Ryu – who’s 9-3 with a 3.14 ERA since then as he faces the Cubs on Friday.

The major-league record $230 million payroll isn’t the intent, Kasten said. But seizing the opportunities available in a fast-changing player-acquisition landscape is, if it means building the best team. And, specifically, given the means. The Dodgers, of course, have that $6 billion regional TV deal that roughly coincided with the sale of the team. The Cubs make a fraction of that between a pair of deals with CSNChicago and WGN, and far different market forces at play as they use an opt-out clause to try to leverage the WGN part of the deal starting in 2015. Industry figures from Kasten to agent Scott Boras suggest the Cubs should get deals commensurate with some of the big deals in other markets (L.A., Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth) but without suggesting local leverage points. Good luck with that, Crane Kenney. The Cubs’ business president has to get that one right – and it still might not be enough to compete with the Dodgers. Meanwhile, the Cubs charge the third-highest prices in the game and are in the midst of a fourth consecutive year of attendance declines under Ricketts ownership. “I can’t speak to anybody else,” Kasten said. “We lead baseball in attendance, and the only thing that really matters to me is, ‘What can we do for the spectacular fan base that has been so great for 50 years?’ And I think our fans will tell you they’re very happy with the progress that we’ve made. “And they’re showing it by showing up.” • Gordon Wittenmyer is a sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times who can be reached at gwittenmyer@suntimes.com.

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Thursday’s Games Cleveland 6, White Sox 1 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2 Texas 7, Arizona 1 Baltimore 6, Houston 3 Boston 8, Seattle 7 Toronto at L.A. Angels, (n) Friday’s Games White Sox (H.Santiago 3-6) at Detroit (Fister 9-5), 6:08 p.m. Seattle (Harang 5-9) at Baltimore (Tillman 13-3), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Delgado 3-3) at Boston (Lester 10-6), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 8-5) at Miami (Fernandez 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (W.Davis 5-9) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-8), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-6) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-3), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-0) at Minnesota (Deduno 7-4), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Ogando 4-3) at Oakland (Milone 9-8), 9:05 p.m. Toronto (Redmond 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 4-2), 9:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-9) at San Diego (Cashner 7-5), 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games White Sox at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 7:40 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT Pittsburgh 65 43 .602 St. Louis 63 44 .589 Cincinnati 60 49 .550 Cubs 49 59 .454 Milwaukee 46 62 .426 EAST DIVISION W L PCT Atlanta 64 45 .587 Washington 52 56 .481 Philadelphia 50 58 .463 New York 48 58 .453 Miami 42 65 .393 WEST DIVISION W L PCT Los Angeles 58 49 .542 Arizona 55 53 .509 Colorado 51 59 .464 San Diego 50 59 .459 San Francisco 48 59 .449

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Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 6, Cubs 4 Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Texas 7, Arizona 1 San Francisco 2, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 13, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 11, Colorado 2 Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 9-3) at Cubs (T.Wood 7-7), 3:05 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 7-10) at Philadelphia (E.Martin 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 9-5) at Pittsburgh (Cole 5-4), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Delgado 3-3) at Boston (Lester 10-6), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 8-5) at Miami (Fernandez 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (W.Davis 5-9) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-8), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-6) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-3), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 10-7) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 9-8), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 12-6) at Milwaukee (Gorzelanny 2-4), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-9) at San Diego (Cashner 7-5), 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Cubs, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 7:40 p.m.

INDIANS 6, WHITE SOX 1 Chicago

Cleveland

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Chicago Cleveland

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E-H.Ramirez (7). DP-Los Angeles 1. LOB-Los Angeles 7, Chicago 4. 2B-Puig (11), H.Ramirez (17), Van Slyke (7), M.Ellis (6). HR-Puig (11), Lake 2 (4), Rizzo 2 (17). S-Federowicz. Los Angeles Nolasco W,7-9 Howell H,8 Withrow H,2 P.Rodriguez H,13 Jansen S,15-18 Chicago Rusin L,1-1 Bowden BS,2-2 E.Sanchez H.Rondon

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Rusin pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Umpires-Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Alan Porter; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Jerry Layne. T-3:05. A-34,005 (41,019).


FINE PRINT

Northwest Herald / NWHerald.com

Friday, August 2, 2013 • Page C5

FIVE-DAY PLANNER

HORSE RACING

TEAM

ARLINGTON PARK ENTRIES Friday’s post time: 3 p.m.

1 Lewis’ Anna Geroux 118 8-1 2 Jaguar Ridge Martinez 121 12-1 3 Mr Num Num Torres 121 2-1 4 Big Man in Black Esquivel 116 5-2 5 Star of Class Hill 118 5-1 6 Charlotte’s Cape Castro 116 6-1 7 Buttercups Baby Graham 121 6-1 Fifth, $23,000, Claiming $25,000, 3 yo’s & up, F & M (fillies and mares), About One Mile (Turf) 1 J J’s Classic Esquivel 117 4-1 2 Theatrical Girl Torres 122 2-1 3 Dreams Die First Emigh 122 6-1 4 Cass’ Lady Montalvo 122 7-2 5 Midnight Lace Felix 122 8-1 6 Tripping Desormeaux 122 9-2 7 Miss Clark County Graham 119 12-1 Sixth, $30,000, SOC $30,000-$15,000, 3 yo’s & up, About One Mile (Turf) 1 Dancing Rock Esquivel 116 5-1 1a Sandia Crest Esquivel 119 5-1 2 Bergerac Geroux 121 9-2 3 Green Secret Graham 121 4-1 4 Workin for Hops Perez 121 5-2 5 Mavericking Castro 121 7-2 6 Dakota Digger Baird 121 12-1 7 Real Power Torres 121 8-1 Seventh, $11,500, Maiden Claiming $15,000$10,000, 3 yo’s & up, Seven Furlongs 1 Hello Chas Castro 121 6-1 2 C C and Moonlight Meza 122 15-1 3 Thinking Showbiz Martinez 121 8-1 4 Madura Gold Diego 124 12-1

First, $10,500, Claiming $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, Seven Furlongs 1 Nolan’s Territory Geroux 124 4-1 2 Military Legend Martinez 124 5-1 3 Sporting Gent Graham 124 7-2 4 Limestone Perez 124 5-2 5 Canadian Wish Vigil 124 15-1 6 Score Baby Score Montalvo 124 6-1 7 Kera’s Kitten Esquivel 119 9-2 Second, $10,500, Claiming $7,500, 3 yo’s & up, F & M (fillies and mares), Seven Furlongs 1 Featherinthebreeze Emigh 122 7-2 2 Lisa’s Mad Again Esquivel 119 5-2 3 Mirka Perez 122 4-1 4 Hard Rock Girl Montalvo 122 12-1 5 Roman Innocence Hill 122 15-1 6 Bonnie Felix 122 3-1 7 Bari’s Pulpette Castro 122 6-1 Third, $10,500, Maiden Claiming $12,500-$10,000, 3 yo’s & up, Five And A Half Furlongs 1 Nine Sixteen Contreras 121 5-2 1a Creative Art Contreras 121 5-2 2 Last Gun in Texas Colvin 112 5-1 3 Perfect Breeze Perez 121 20-1 4 Roman Flame Esquivel 119 10-1 5 Third Crusade Martinez 121 9-2 6 E Z Entry Emigh 121 6-1 7 Rightous Party Baird 121 2-1 Fourth, $40,000, Allowance, 3 yo’s & up, One And One Sixteenth Miles

5 Grand Stag Torres 121 12-1 6 Seeking Love Esquivel 114 9-2 7 Animal Hour Felix 121 10-1 8 King Fest Geroux 121 3-1 9 King Konch Graham 121 15-1 10 Silver Prince Vigil 121 8-1 11 Jack the Lad Roman 119 20-1 12 French Colonel Contreras 119 15-1 Eighth, $39,000, Allowance, 3 yo’s & up, One Mile 1 My Jokester Castro 122 12-1 2 Rosscat Martinez 122 10-1 3 Starter Esquivel 117 7-2 4 Rivershire Torres 122 15-1 5 Macho Coach Desormeaux 122 4-1 6 Fabulous Union Perez 122 9-2 7 Next Speaker Graham 120 3-1 8 Global Alliance Emigh 124 5-1 Ninth, $23,000, Claiming $25,000, 3 yo’s & up, About Five Furlongs (Turf) 1 Battle Facts Torres 121 12-1 2 Evil Image Roman 118 8-1 3 Azeg Perez 118 9-2 4 I’m Old School Baird 118 20-1 5 Call M’eve Maybe Felix 118 15-1 6 Doubledown Again Sanchez 118 6-1 7 Sailen Ray J Emigh 121 5-1 8 Two Lions Esquivel 116 3-1 9 Run Right At It Graham 121 12-1 10 Smokem Gray Martinez 121 8-1 11 Family Six Contreras 121 30-1

ARLINGTON PARK RESULTS

First - Purse $14,000, Claiming $16,000, 3 yo’s & up, Five And A Half Furlongs 6 Caneros, Castro $13.80 $5.20 $2.60 2 Ville, Roman $4.40 $2.80 1 Big Reward, Esquivel $2.40 Race Time: 1:06.01 $2 Exacta (6-2), $69.80; $0.10 Superfecta (6-2-1-8), $99.28; $0.50 Trifecta (6-2-1), $50.15 Second - Purse $10,500, Claiming $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, One And One Eighth Miles 1 Southern Joy, Esquivel $4.80 $3.20 $2.80 6 Big Smooth, Roman $5.20 $3.40 5 Rock On Richie, Hamilton $3.80 Race Time: 1:55.47 $2 Daily Double (6-1), $52.20; $2 Exacta (1-6), $25.60; $0.10 Superfecta (1-6-5-2), $28.62; $0.50 Trifecta (1-6-5), $32.50 Third - Purse $38,000, Maiden special weight, 2 yo, Five And A Half Furlongs 6 She’s Offlee Good, Desormeaux $6.40 $4.20 $2.80 4 Pocket Gift, Graham $3.00 $2.80 5 Tamazula, Roman $3.20 Late Scratches: Ride Sal Ann Ride, Dreamofjean E. Race Time: 1:06.58 $2 Daily Double (1-2), $7.20; $2 Daily Double (1-6), $33.40; $2 Exacta (6-4), $14.20; $0.10 Superfecta (6-4-5-3), $6.00; $0.50 Trifecta (6-4-5), $17.15; $1 Pic 3 (6-1-2/6), $105.50 Fourth - Purse $16,000, Maiden Claiming $25,000$20,000, 3 yo’s & up, Six Furlongs

5 Delux Deelite, Lantz $11.00 $5.80 $3.20 8 Chevrons, Graham $7.20 $3.60 4 Corporate Intrigue, Hill $2.40 Race Time: 1:12.81 $2 Daily Double (6-5), $75.80; $2 Exacta (5-8), $59.20; $0.10 Superfecta (5-8-4-1), $66.97; $0.50 Trifecta (5-8-4), $43.35; $1 Pic 3 (1-2/6-5), $120.40 Fifth - Purse $13,000, Starters allowance $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, About Five Furlongs (Turf) 1 Fleet Encounter, Geroux $13.20 $6.80 $4.40 3 Special Chance, Graham $5.20 $3.20 7 Quiet Nicole, Hamilton $3.40 Race Time: 1:00.22 $2 Daily Double (5-1), $54.20; $2 Exacta (1-3), $64.20; $0.10 Superfecta (1-3-7-2), $41.14; $0.50 Trifecta (1-3-7), $87.85; $1 Pic 3 (2/6-5-1), $189.20; $0.50 Pic 4 (1-2/65-1), $307.55 Sixth - Purse $13,000, Starters allowance $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, About One And One Sixteenth Miles (Turf) 2 My Ex, Roman $6.80 $4.20 $3.60 4 Ha Long Bay, Graham $5.40 $5.00 8 Afleet Paddy, Castro $8.20 Late Scratches: Switching to Glide Race Time: 1:48.20 $2 Daily Double (1-2), $48.60; $2 Exacta (2-4), $42.60; $0.10 Superfecta (2-4-8-7), $97.83; $0.50 Trifecta (2-4-8), $140.25; $1 Pic 3 (5-1-2/9), $118.50 Seventh - Purse $14,000, Claiming $16,000, 3 yo’s & up, Six And A Half Furlongs 6 Sherry Angel, Felix $5.00 $2.80 $2.80 7 Devout Diva, Graham $3.40 $3.00

2 Blooming Flower, Diego $9.60 Race Time: 1:18.70 $2 Daily Double (2-6), $21.40; $2 Exacta (6-7), $15.00; $0.10 Superfecta (6-7-2-3), $31.17; $0.50 Trifecta (6-7-2), $43.50; $1 Pic 3 (1-2/9-6), $77.10 Eighth - Purse $13,000, Starters allowance $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, About One And One Sixteenth Miles (Turf) 4 Hungry Wildcat, Desormeaux $5.20 $3.00 $2.40 1 Candy Train, Hamilton $5.60 $3.60 7 U Step Aside, Castro $3.00 Late Scratches: Musicstreet Menace Race Time: 1:47.87 $2 Daily Double (6-4), $16.80; $2 Exacta (4-1), $27.60; $0.10 Superfecta (4-1-7-9), $12.34; $0.50 Trifecta (4-1-7), $21.00; $1 Pic 3 (2/9-6-4/6), $30.70 Ninth - Purse $24,000, Maiden Claiming $50,000$40,000, 3 yo’s & up, About Five Furlongs (Turf) 5 Dreamy Diva, Geroux $9.60 $5.20 $3.80 6 Gone Turbo, Martinez $19.20 $12.20 1 Nowthatsalady, Castro $4.60 Race Time: 1:00.91 $2 Daily Double (4-5), $30.60; $2 Exacta (5-6), $279.40; $1 Super High 5 Jackpot (5-6-1-7-2), $0.00 Carryover $8,899.00; $0.10 Superfecta (5-6-1-7), $478.50; $0.50 Trifecta (5-6-1), $517.00; $1 Pic 3 (6-4/6-5), $34.30; $0.50 Pic 4 (2/9-6-4/6-5), $67.45; $0.50 Pic 5 (1-2/9-6-4/6-5), $702.85; $1 Pic 6 (5-1-2/9-6-4/6-5), $22.40; $1 Pic 6 (5-12/9-6-4/6-5), $7859.50; $0.10 Pick 9 Jackpot (6-1-2/6-51-2/9-6-4/6-5), $5490.56 Carryover $75,198.00

AUTO RACING GOBOWLING.COM 400 Site: Long Pond, Pa. Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, Noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 2-4 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 8-9 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, Noon (ESPN, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Track: Pocono Raceway (triangle, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps. Last year: Jeff Gordon won the rainshortened race marred by the death of a fan hit by lightning in the parking lot behind the grandstand. Last week: Ryan Newman fulfilled his childhood dream growing up in Indiana, winning the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fast facts: Five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson leads the season standings, 75 points ahead of Clint Bowyer. The June winner at the track, Johnson is attempting to sweep the Pocono races for the second time. He accomplished the feat in 2004. ... Johnson and Matt Kenseth share the series victory lead with four. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch each have two wins. ... Gordon has a record six Pocono victories. Denny Hamlin has won four times at the track.

NASCAR NATIONWIDE

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK PENNSYLVANIA MOUNTAINS 125 Site: Long Pond, Pa. Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 9-10:30 a.m.), race, Noon (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Track: Pocono Raceway (triangle, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 125 miles, 50 laps. Last year: Joey Coulter raced to his first series victory, taking the lead on the final restart. Last week: Austin Dillon won at Eldora Speedway in NASCAR’s first dirt race in a top touring series since 1970. Fast facts: Matt Crafton leads the season standings, 48 points ahead of Jeb Burton. ... Two-time series champion Todd Bodine is returning with a new team, driving the No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet. Bodine began the season with ThorSport Racing.

IZOD INDYCAR HONDA INDY 200

Site: Newton, Iowa. Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, qualifying, race, 87 p.m. (ESPN, 6:30-9:30 p.m.). Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles). Race distance: 218.75 miles, 250 laps. Last year: Elliott Sadler raced to the last of his four 2012 victories. Last week: Kyle Busch won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his eighth victory of the year and series-record 59th overall win. Fast facts: Austin Dillon leads the season standings, six points ahead of Regan Smith. Dillon won the Truck Series race last week at Eldora Speedway, NASCAR’s first dirt race in a top touring series since 1970. ... Drive For Diversity driver Ryan Gifford is making his first

Site: Lexington, Ohio. Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 4-5 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3:33 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 2-5 p.m.). Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road course, 2.258 miles). Race distance: 203.22 miles, 90 laps. Last year: Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon won at Mid-Ohio for the fourth time in six years, holding off Team Penske’s Will Power. Last events: Dixon became IndyCar’s active victory leader with 32, following his Pocono win with a doubleheader sweep in Toronto on July 13 and 14. He’s seventh on the career list. Fast facts: Penske’s Helio Castroneves leads the season standings, 29 points ahead of Dixon. ... Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe has three victories — two on street courses — this season. ... The 40-lap Indy Lights race also is Sunday (NBC Sports Network, 2-3 p.m.).

BASKETBALL

SOCCER

U.S. CELLULAR 250

MLS

WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Sky 12 5 .706 Atlanta 11 5 .688 Washington 9 10 .474 Indiana 8 10 .444 New York 8 11 .421 Connecticut 5 12 .294 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota 14 3 .824 Los Angeles 12 6 .667 Phoenix 9 9 .500 Seattle 7 10 .412 San Antonio 6 12 .333 Tulsa 6 14 .300

GB — ½ 4 4½ 5 7 GB — 2½ 5½ 7 8½ 9½

Thursday’s Games Connecticut 70, Indiana 64 Phoenix at Seattle, (n) Friday’s Games Washington at Sky, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Sky at Indiana, 6 p.m. Connecticut at New York, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Kansas City 10 6 6 36 31 New York 10 7 5 35 33 Montreal 10 5 5 35 32 Philadelphia 9 6 7 34 33 New England 8 7 6 30 27 Houston 8 6 6 30 23 Fire 7 9 4 25 25 Columbus 6 10 5 23 24 Toronto FC 3 10 8 17 19 D.C. 2 15 4 10 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Real Salt Lake 11 7 4 37 36 Portland 8 3 10 34 31 Colorado 9 7 7 34 28 Los Angeles 10 9 3 33 32 Vancouver 9 7 5 32 33 FC Dallas 8 5 8 32 27 Seattle 8 7 4 28 24 San Jose 7 9 6 27 23 Chivas USA 4 12 5 17 19

GA 21 27 29 30 19 20 30 27 29 35

WGC/PGA TOUR BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL Thursday At Firestone Country Club (South) Akron, Ohio Purse: $8.75 million Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round Webb Simpson 33-31—64 -6 Henrik Stenson 32-33—65 -5 Ryan Moore 33-33—66 -4 Chris Wood 31-35—66 -4 Tiger Woods 31-35—66 -4 Keegan Bradley 33-33—66 -4 Jason Dufner 34-33—67 -3 Bubba Watson 32-35—67 -3 Rickie Fowler 35-32—67 -3 Bill Haas 33-34—67 -3 Jim Furyk 33-34—67 -3 Luke Donald 31-36—67 -3 Scott Piercy 35-33—68 -2 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 35-34—69 -1 Ian Poulter 36-33—69 -1 Paul Lawrie 34-35—69 -1 Zach Johnson 33-36—69 -1 Justin Rose 34-35—69 -1 Harris English 32-38—70 E Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 35-35—70 E Jonas Blixt 34-36—70 E Ken Duke 37-33—70 E Peter Hanson 33-37—70 E Richard Sterne 36-34—70 E Satoshi Kodaira 35-35—70 E Francesco Molinari 36-34—70 E Jamie Donaldson 35-35—70 E Rory McIlroy 35-35—70 E Paul Casey 35-35—70 E Branden Grace 38-32—70 E Matteo Manassero 35-36—71 +1 Nick Watney 35-36—71 +1 Bo Van Pelt 37-34—71 +1 Graeme McDowell 37-34—71 +1 Lee Westwood 35-36—71 +1 Miguel A. Jimenez 36-35—71 +1 Steve Stricker 36-35—71 +1 Sergio Garcia 36-35—71 +1 Ernie Els 34-37—71 +1 David Lynn 36-35—71 +1 Brian Gay 37-35—72 +2 Michael Thompson 35-37—72 +2 Shane Lowry 35-37—72 +2 Hideki Matsuyama 38-34—72 +2 Dustin Johnson 37-35—72 +2 Nicolas Colsaerts 35-37—72 +2 Russell Henley 36-36—72 +2 John Merrick 35-37—72 +2 Angel Cabrera 35-37—72 +2 Brandt Snedeker 37-35—72 +2 Phil Mickelson 37-35—72 +2 Carl Pettersson 38-34—72 +2 Matt Kuchar 38-34—72 +2 Jaco Van Zyl 35-38—73 +3 Boo Weekley 37-36—73 +3 Adam Scott 37-36—73 +3 Mikko Ilonen 38-35—73 +3 Derek Ernst 36-37—73 +3 Richie Ramsay 36-37—73 +3 Sang-Moon Bae 39-34—73 +3 Thorbjorn Olesen 36-37—73 +3 D.A. Points 36-37—73 +3 Stephen Gallacher 36-38—74 +4 Tommy Gainey 37-37—74 +4 Billy Horschel 38-36—74 +4 Martin Kaymer 37-37—74 +4

Charl Schwartzel Jason Day Toru Taniguchi Kevin Streelman Brett Rumford Martin Laird Daniel Popovic

Thursday At The Old Course, St. Andrews St. Andrews, Scotland Purse: $2.75 million Yardage: 6,672; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round a-ametuer Camilla Lennarth 33-33—66 Morgan Pressel 34-32—66 Nicole Castrale 31-36—67 Na Yeon Choi 32-35—67 Mi-Jeong Jeon 33-34—67 Eun-Hee Ji 31-36—67 Stacy Lewis 36-31—67 Sydnee Michaels 34-33—67 Ryann O’Toole 33-34—67 Dori Carter 35-33—68 Paula Creamer 34-34—68 a-Georgia Hall 34-34—68 Danielle Kang 33-35—68 Pernilla Lindberg 33-35—68 Catriona Matthew 33-35—68 Lizette Salas 32-36—68 Liz Young 32-36—68 Katie M. Burnett 30-39—69 Shanshan Feng 34-35—69 Sandra Gal 34-35—69 Caroline Hedwall 35-34—69 Katherine Hull-Kirk 34-35—69 Malene Jorgensen 36-33—69 a-Lydia Ko 37-32—69 Ai Miyazato 32-37—69 Ji Young Oh 37-32—69 Inbee Park 31-38—69 Florentyna Parker 33-36—69 Mikaela Parmlid 34-35—69 So Yeon Ryu 35-34—69 Miki Saiki 34-35—69 Hee Kyung Seo 34-35—69 Jenny Shin 34-35—69 Marianne Skarpnord 34-35—69 Angela Stanford 33-36—69 Ayako Uehara 34-35—69 Mariajo Uribe 36-33—69 a-Amy Boulden 35-35—70 Holly Clyburn 37-33—70 Mamiko Higa 34-36—70 Karine Icher 34-36—70 I.K. Kim 35-35—70 Brittany Lang 34-36—70 Jee Young Lee 35-35—70 Brittany Lincicome 34-36—70 Rikako Morita 34-36—70 Anna Nordqvist 37-33—70 Lee-Anne Pace 35-35—70 Hee Young Park 34-36—70 Suzann Pettersen 34-36—70 a-Emily Taylor 35-35—70 Linda Wessberg 35-35—70 Lindsey Wright 34-36—70 Minea Blomqvist 34-37—71 Irene Cho 36-35—71 Chella Choi 34-37—71 Jacqui Concolino 35-36—71

2013-2014

Jr. Red Raider

Fastpitch Softball Tryouts All Tryouts at Tomaso Sports Park August 3rd, 4th, 7th Tryout Schedule 10U–12U

14U–18U

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 4th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 7th

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 3rd

All Levels– Saturday, August 10th will be used as a make-up date for any tryouts cancelled due to inclement weather. Times for August 10th would be the same as for August 3rd.

Huntley Park District 12015 Mill Street, Huntley, IL 60142 847-669-3180 athletics@huntleyparks.org

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Saturday’s Games Fire at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

37-37—74 38-36—74 38-37—75 37-39—76 35-41—76 40-37—77 38-41—79

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L.A. DODGERS 3:05 p.m. WGN AM-720

L.A. DODGERS 3:05 p.m. Fox AM-720

L.A. DODGERS 1:20 p.m. WGN AM-720

at Detroit 6:08 p.m. CSN AM-670

at Detroit 6:08 p.m. WGN AM-670

at Detroit 6:08 p.m. CSN AM-670

WASHINGTON 7:30 p.m. WCUU

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N.Y. YANKEES 7:10 p.m. CSN AM-670

N.Y. YANKEES 7:10 p.m. WGN AM-670

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INDIANA 7 p.m. WCUU

ON TAP FRIDAY 4 p.m.: ARCA, ModSpace 125, at Long Pond, Pa., Speed

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8 p.m.: Featherweights, Javier Fortuna (22-0-0) vs. Luis Franco (11-1-0), at Miami, Okla., ESPN2

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

GOLF 8 a.m.: Women’s British Open Championship, second round, at St. Andrews, Scotland, ESPN2 9 a.m.: Web.com Tour, Mylan Classic, second round, at Canonsburg, Pa., TGC 11 a.m.: Champions Tour, 3M Championship, irst round, at Blaine, Minn., TGC 1 p.m.: PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, second round, at Akron, Ohio, TGC 6 p.m.: PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open, second round, at Reno, Nev., TGC

AUTO RACING Noon: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for GoBowling.com 400, at Long Pond, Pa. (same-day tape), Speed 2 p.m.: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for GoBowling.com 400, at Long Pond, Pa., Speed

8 p.m.: Hamilton at Edmonton, NBCSN

EXTREME SPORTS 8 p.m.: X Games, at Los Angeles, ESPN

TENNIS 3 p.m.: ATP World Tour, Citi Open, quarterinal, at Washington, ESPN2 6 p.m.: ATP World Tour, Citi Open, quarterinal, at Washington, ESPN2 10 p.m.: WTA, Southern California Open, quarterinal, at Carlsbad, Calif., ESPN2

WNBA BAKSETBALL 7:30 p.m.: Washington at Sky, WCUU

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MLB LINE UNDERDOG LINE National League Los Angeles -140 at Cubs +130 at Pittsburgh -150 Colorado +140 Atlanta -145 at Philadelphia +135 at Cincinnati -115 St. Louis +105 Washington -125 at Milwaukee +115 American League at Detroit -220 White Sox +200 at Baltimore -170 Seattle +160 at Minnesota -165 Houston +155 at Oakland -135 Texas +125 at Los Angeles -125 Toronto +115 Interleague at Miami -120 Cleveland +110 at N. York (NL) -115 Kansas City +105 at Tampa Bay -125 S. Francisco +115 at Boston -170 Arizona +160 at San Diego -105 N. York (AL) -105 FAVORITE

At Canton, Ohio TODAY O/U UNDERDOG 2½ (33) Dallas Thursday at Tampa Bay 3 (35) Baltimore at Tennessee 2 (35) Washington at Cleveland 4 (35) St. Louis at Atlanta 3 (36½) Cincinnati at San Francisco 3 (35½) Denver Seattle 2 (35½) at San Diego Aug. 9 at Carolina 2 (34) Cubs at Jacksonville OFF (OFF) Miami at Detroit 4 (36) N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia 3½ (40) N. England at Green Bay 3½ (35) Arizona at New Orleans 3 (36½) Kansas City at Minnesota 1 (35) Houston at Oakland OFF (OFF) Dallas Aug. 10 at Pittsburgh 2½ (35½) N.Y. Giants Aug. 11 at Indianapolis 3 (36) Buffalo FAVORITE Miami

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COMMUNITY BASEBALL MCYSA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS 15U Double Elimination Thursday’s Games CL Bombers 9, Aruba Braves 2 Illinois Stix 7, CL Cyclones 6 Wichita Rockhounds 5, CL Cardinals 4 CL Babe Ruth 11, McHenry Cobras 6 Brazil 12, Big League Academy 6 Mickey’s Sleds and More 10, LITH Thunder 6 Puerto Rico All Stars 11, Washington Warriors 2 Puerto Rico Potros 5, Great Lakes Cardinals Elite 0 Longshots Teal 4, Puerto Rico Apaches 3 Wisconsin Wildcats 5, OG Heat 4 Lakeside Legens 6, Clay-Platte Elite 2 Iowa Diamond Hawks 5, Bartlett Silver Hawks Green 3 Mac-N-Seitz Royals 11, Vilnius BC 3 CL Bomers 14, Illinois Stix 6 Hitmen Baseball 3, Force Elite Red 2 Mac-N-Seitz Red Sox 11, Minnesota Bandits 5 Mickey’s Sleds and More 11, Brazil 3 Puerto Rico All Stars 6, Puerto Rico Potros 2 Longshots Teal 10, Wisconsin Wildcats 8 Friday’s Games CL Bombers vs. Vilnius BC, 8 a.m. at Lippold NE Mickey’s Sleds and More vs. Minnesota Bandits, 11 a.m. at Jacobs Longshots Teal vs. Force Elite Red, 11 a.m. at Lippold NW Iowa Diamond Hawks vs. Mac-N-Seitz Royals, 2 p.m. at Lippold NE

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Almora’s personality impresses host family Baseball sets favorite movie.

• ALMORA Continued from page C1

The family already installed the batting cage at Almora’s new home, located on a 5.25-acre property in West Kendall, Fla. His parents and Ana’s son from a previous marriage also live there, taking care of upkeep by day and listening to Internet broadcasts of Cougars games by night. “My husband gets giggly and he gets teary-eyed because believe me, we worked very hard to help Albert get to where he’s at. Very hard,” Ana Almora said. “We stopped living our lives to help him. We had no vacations. No nothing. Everything was baseball.”

EXT. DUGOUT, DAYTIME ALBERT ALMORA, age 14, keeps a sullen, determined glance as he grabs a bat and helmet and heads for the on-deck circle. His teammates – all older and some in experimental facial hair stages – shake their heads and grin. Almora joined the varsity team at Mater Academy in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., full-time in seventh grade after splitting games between middle school and high school the year before. Then-Lions coach Eddie Gooriz, now a Mater administrator, first encountered Almora before he even played a game. Peeved that the JV coach already was trying to lure his sparkling sixth-grader, Mater’s middle school coach reportedly told Almora he risked being kicked out of school if he accepted the promotion. The situation eventually was rectified – the middle school coach’s blanket denial notwithstanding – but not before a savvy Almora initially told Gooriz he could not yet play for the high school program. “Just the way he shook my hand, it was like talking to a little man,” Gooriz said. “He looked me right in the face. ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘No, sir.’ What you’d think would scare any other kid, here’s a young man who’s thanking me without me even knowing what was going on.” To be sure, Almora knows nothing if not courtesy. After a recent game, Cougars manager Mark Johnson told him he’d already made enough public appearances when other teammates were slow to volunteer. Almora softly responded that he had a car and no other mid-morning agenda before coming to the ballpark. He treats other optional duties – including translating for

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Albert Almora (center) eats dinner at the St. Charles home of his host family, the Drewes, with (clockwise from bottom left) Sam Drewes, teammates Rock Shoulders, Reggie Golden and Nathan Dorris and Warren Drewes. Spanish-speaking teammates, a hobby he picked up while playing with the Team USA age group program – with a similar shrug. “That’s just the way I am, the way I am as a person,” Almora said.

INT. DEN, DAYTIME ALBERT ALMORA, now 19, plops down in a leather recliner and prepares for a video game session with Cougars teammates at the home of his host family. It’s time to unwind after a weekday matinee game. Warren Drewes and his wife, Sam, live on Route 31 along the Fox River. Somehow, motorists seem to look away from the waterfront when they pass the couple’s St. Charles home at certain times of day. “I don’t have a Mercedes myself, and so I’m only hoping that people think it’s my car,” Warren Drewes said. It’s not. The vehicle belongs to Almora, who received a $3.9 million signing bonus after agreeing to terms with the Cubs in July 2012. Such lavish accouterments soured the Dreweses on housing a first-round pick when they first became a Cougars host family in 1992. Concerned over potential “ego issues” and living comfort – in those days, the Drewes’ pair of nowgrown daughters also lived there – the family welcomed the players the club assigned, most of whom were lesser-known. When Almora’s parents visited Geneva shortly after he joined the Cougars on May 22, Drewes found himself talking to them more about their son’s penchant for fishing and wonderful interactions with Drew-

es’ grandchildren than anything else. “They don’t need me to tell them that their son is a good ballplayer. They know that and hear that all the time,” Drewes said. “What I wanted to tell them, and I hope stays with them, is their son is a quality individual. One that every parent would hope that their child might be.” The University of Miami offered Almora a scholarship when he was 15 and the family’s emphasis on academics never waned, with Almora graduating with a 4.3 grade-point average. As part of Almora’s contract, his mother said, the Cubs will pay for Almora’s college education if he enrolls within two years of the end of his career. “We always treated him like a person, you know. Like a grown person,” Ana Almora said. “Even though he had everything he ever wanted, he didn’t know he was getting everything he ever wanted. We taught him in life he has to work for everything he wants.” In his so-called second home, the Cougars’ clubhouse, Almora is no less revered, although not sacred. Before a recent game, teammates ribbed Almora about an early July bout with hemorrhoids that forced him to leave a game against Quad Cities. Almora’s response: a smile. “I think he’s way beyond his years in baseball and in the mind,” reliever Stephen Perakslis said.

INT. HALLWAY, DAYTIME ALBERT ALMORA pauses and exhales while sitting on a trunk outside the Cougars’ clubhouse. He’s just been asked to name his

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He sighs, not because there are too many titles to choose from, but because he really can’t say. He calls himself “more of an actor guy,” and mentions Mark Wahlberg, Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey. The Cougars distributed Albert Almora travel mugs to the first 1,500 fans at Thursday’s game. The promotion’s muse may need one soon. Almora arrives at the park each day uncertain about when he’ll make the next move up the Cubs’ organizational ladder. Advanced-A Daytona (Fla.) sure would be closer to home. Through Wednesday, he was batting a team-best .324 in 58 games despite hitting just .274 since the All-Star break. “I can’t control it,” Almora said. “I can just control what I can do, you know. Keep playing hard and leave it up to them.” “Them” refers to Cubs executives, people Gooriz dreamed of knowing even before they met with Almora and his parents on the heels of the 2012 draft. Handicapping the fan bases of the teams who held picks before the Cubs – Houston, Minnesota, Seattle, Baltimore and Kansas City – Gooriz figured the north side of Chicago would be the ultimate destination for the south Floridian. “This kid playing in a stadium that appreciates baseball, and when they see what he can do on that field? They’re going to love him,” Gooriz said. “That kind of became my drive, was telling him you don’t want to go to Minnesota, you don’t want to go to Baltimore, you want to go to Chicago, man. He’s a gamer, and people would just love him.” Almora doesn’t doubt the entourage that will follow if his development goes according to plan. He and a collection of other minor league talent, including Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, realize they’re slowly but surely being branded as the future of the Cubs. Still, Almora won’t stop until that’s a certainty, until he shows up at Wrigley Field to wear a uniform, not to take batting practice or visit with players, as he has since he was drafted. By many counts, at least two offseasons remain before Cubs fans can reasonably imagine Almora in that movie. “I know when he gets back to Miami, his dad will be sitting with a tee, a bucket, a bat and a sandwich,” Gooriz said. Because of baseball, that sounds about right.

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More reviews at PlanitNorthwest.com Friday, August 2, 2013 • Page C7

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“Despicable Me 2” HHH STARRING: Voices of Steve Carell, Kristin Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt PLOT: A spy agency recruits retired supervillain Gru (Carell) to track down a criminal mastermind who has stolen a nasty virus. Gru’s three adopted daughters hope to set him up with his new spy partner (Wiig). RATING: PG for rude humor and mild action TIME: 1 hour, 38 minutes VERDICT: While not as fresh or surprising as the 2010 original, this sequel otherwise suffers little drop in quality. The same creative team brings another dose of snazzy visuals, pleasing sentimentality and raucous comedy, with the madcap Minions delivering a ton of slapstick. The filmmakers integrate the 3-D effects into the comedy, turning the computer-animated cartoon into a delightful carnival ride. – Jeffrey

Westhoff, Northwest Herald

“Grown Ups 2” HH STARRING: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock PLOT: After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Adam Sandler) finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunken cops on skis and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you. RATED: PG-13 for crude and suggestive content, language and some male rear nudity TIME: 1 hour, 41 minutes VERDICT: It would be dishonest to call “Grown Ups 2” the most repellent high-profile comedy in recent memory. But that’s largely because few moviegoers have memories kind enough to have already erased 2010’s “Grown Ups” – which offered almost every loathsome quality of this installment, plus Rob Schneider. Like the first film, this one is built upon the seriously misguided idea that five or 10 minutes of sentimental family-values talk can coexist with an hour and a half of burpsnarting and the like. Here, Lenny must contend with the news that his wife (Salma Hayek) wants to have a fourth child; Eric, inexplicably, must keep his wife (Maria Bello) in the dark about how much time he spends keeping his elderly mother company; Marcus must make peace with the thuggish son he never knew he sired; and Kurt ... well, Chris Rock gets to ad-lib one or two funny lines and spend the rest of the film waiting for something better to come along. Sandler, whose best work tends to be his least rewarded at the box office, has never before made a sequel. That he would make an exception for “Grown Ups” says nothing good about his trajectory as an artist. He and Rock, more than their costars, may yet have good movies in them about embracing adult responsibilities after years of playing the fool. But “Grown Ups” and a dozen other half-hearted productions suggest they won’t succeed with such statements while they’re trying to succeed commercially. – John DeFore, The Hollywood

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“The Heat” HHH STARRING: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rappaport PLOT: An uptight FBI special agent (Bullock) must partner with an out of control Boston PD detective (McCarthy) to capture a mysterious drug kingpin. RATING: R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence TIME: 1 hour, 57 minutes VERDICT: A game Bullock joins with McCarthy and her “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig in a raunchy female take on the buddy cop formula. As

long as their opposing personalities clash, Bullock and McCarthy are hilarious. The formula dictates they eventually become friends, and the flint between the stars eases just as the cop story becomes predictable. The third act disappoints, but the bickering that precedes it may make you laugh until you cannot breathe.

– Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald

“Pacific Rim” HHH STARRING: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day PLOT: Giant robots are built to combat sea monsters from another dimension that emerge from the Pacific Ocean. With the monsters winning the war, the leader of the robot warriors (Elba) lures a pilot (Hunnam) out of retirement for a last-ditch assault on the beasts. RATING: PG-13 for sequences of intense science-fiction action and violence throughout and for brief language TIME: 2 hours, 11 minutes VERDICT: Director Guillermo del Toro’s loving tribute to the dual Japanese genres of giant monsters (Godzilla, etc.) and giant robots (Mechagodzilla, etc.) is a blast when the CGI slugfests occur. But del Toro plays the drama straight, and the standard war plot of a reckless pilot clashing with a principled commanding officer is predictable. Del Toro provides enough mayhem to satisfy, but never achieves the mischievous glee of his Hellboy movies. – Jeffrey Westhoff, North-

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“The Smurfs 2” HH 1/2 STARRING: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris PLOT: The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs. RATED: PG for some rude humor and action TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes VERDICT: A sequel largely unwarranted other than for box office and promotional purposes, the unimaginatively titled “The Smurfs 2” should have little trouble scaling stratospheric heights similar to its predecessor with undiscriminating young audiences and their chaperones, weary from near-unrelenting summertime caregiving. The Smurfs director Raja Gosnell (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” ‘’Scooby Doo”) has built his career with cute-critter pics and other family fare, and his middlebrow track record remains unblemished with the Smurfs’ big-screen return. With a primarily impressionable young target audience, the returning screenwriting team of J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn, along with Karey Kirkpatrick (“Charlotte’s Web,” “Chicken Run”), has no problem frequently repeating lines, gags and life lessons to near-numbing effect. Beyond a few chuckle-worthy one-liners and some amusing visual comedy, there’s not much to engage adults, although the wee ones should be distracted enough. In his final film role, Jonathan Winters reprises the beneficent Papa Smurf with the requisite twinkle in his voice, but takes a backseat to Katy Perry’s bewildered, wounded and ultimately outraged Smurfette. Harris and Jayma Mays, as the parents of a young boy appropriately named Blue (Jacob Tremblay), acquit themselves good-naturedly enough, although it’s Brendan Gleeson as Patrick’s well-intentioned but misunderstood stepfather, Victor Doyle, who really shines in an all-out turn that gleefully showcases his considerable comic gifts. Azaria is equally antic

as the incompetent wizard beset by the uneven, if unrelenting, team of Smurf rescuers featuring George Lopez, Anton Yelchin and John Oliver. With the exception of Gargamel’s awkwardly rendered CGI cat cohort Azrael, the mix of animation and live-action appears fairly seamless in a 3D rendition that helps keep the movie from slipping into the overly saccharine variation favored by the fully animated 1980s TV series. – Jus-

tin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

“Turbo” HH½ STARRING: Voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson PLOT: A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. RATED: PG for some mild action and thematic elements TIME: 1 hour, 35 minutes VERDICT: In delivering a film about a garden snail that dreams of winning the Indy 500, it’s as if the makers of “Turbo” had been pressed to come up with the most extreme underdog tale they could think of. Or else animators really are running out of ideas for original new characters. An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film, “Turbo” skews younger than the norm for big animated features these days and has limited appeal for little girls. Of course, the message of the film, as with so many other kid-inspirational cartoons and other fantasies, is that no dream is too big, you can do anything if you set your mind to it, etc., etc. Unfortunately, the real embedded lesson of Turbo is that, if you’re too small or weak or otherwise incapable of greatness, you have a shot to win if you’re juiced. Which is what happens late one night when Turbo, coming upon a “Fast & Furious”-style drag race in the dry LA River bed, gets sucked into an engine. Instead of being toasted, however, the little guy becomes infused with nitrous oxide, enabling him to zoom along the ground seemingly as fast as Superman shoots through the skies. Ahhh, the wonders of chemicals and strength enhancers. Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire would approve. The ultimate destination – Indianapolis – is inevitable, but it takes a long time to get there, given a script that is short on invention and long on largely unfunny yacking. Once the gang arrives and begins overcoming the obstacles that might prevent a snail from entering a car race (conveniently unmentioned is the most obvious one, that Turbo lacks four wheels and an engine), the hitherto genial Guy Gagne suddenly becomes a villain, feeling so threatened by the now-mighty mollusk that he goes to all lengths to prevent an eternally humiliating defeat. In the run-up to the race and then during it, you mostly wonder about how a critter so small it can’t be seen on the track (although its blue/white-hot streak can be) will avoid being crunched by the giant tires of the humans’ racing machines; indeed, the film’s most irreverent merit is that it is periodically honest about the fate of snails by casually showing them getting squashed by humans or gobbled up by animals, especially crows. In the event, Turbo just zips through traffic as if in an obstacle course, the obvious longshot pipsqueak favorite in a field of giants. – Todd McCarthy,

man’s granddaughter (Okamoto) Wolverine discovers he is losing the healing ability that keeps him immortal. RATING: PG-13 for sequences of intense science-fiction action and violence, some sexuality and language TIME: 2 hours, 6 minutes VERDICT: As directed by James Mangold (“3:10 to Yuma”) the second solo Wolverine feature (the first should be forgotten) strives mightily to separate itself from the look and conventions of the modern comic book movie. It succeeds handsomely for most of its running time before succumbing to a standard comic book climax. The Japanese locations and milieu lend a unique look and feel, and Jackman’s morose soul carries the themes of death and rebirth. A fight atop a speeding bullet train is a standout action sequence. – Jeffrey

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“THE HEAT” Friday, August 2 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:05 a.m, 12:45, 3:45, 6:30, 9:30 p.m., 12:15 a.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 9:15 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 10:50 a.m., 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 p.m.

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“MONSTERS UNIVERSITY” Friday, August 2 Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:25, 2:45, 5:05 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 10:00 a.m., 12:40, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10, 11:45 p.m.

“PACIFIC RIM” Friday, August 2 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 12:10, 5:45, 11:20 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 11:50 a.m., 7:55 p.m.

“RED 2” Friday, August 2 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 10:50 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7:15, 10:10 p.m., 12:50 a.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 1:00, 3:35, 6:10, 8:45 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 1:00, 3:35, 6:10, 8:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 10:55 a.m., 1:50, 5:00, 7:50, 10:35 p.m.

AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 9:45, 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:30, 2:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:15, 6:45, 7:45, 9:15, 11:45 p.m., 12:50 a.m.; 3D: 10:15 a.m., 12:45, 3:30, 10:15 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 2D: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 p.m.; 3D: 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 2D: 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 p.m.; 3D: 12:00 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 12:30, 3:15, 6:30, 9:00 p.m. McHenry Outdoor Theater – 9:10 p.m. (followed by “Grown Ups 2”) Regal Cinemas – 2D: 10:20 a.m., 12:50, 3:20, 6:00, 8:30 p.m.; 3D: 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 4:00, 7:20 p.m.

“TURBO” Friday, August 2 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 9:45 a.m., 5:30, 8:20, 10:40 p.m.; 3D: 12:05 p.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:10, 4:20, 6:30, 8:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:35, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05 p.m. McHenry Downtown Theatre – 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 12:00, 2:30, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.

“2 GUNS” Friday, August 2 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 11:00 a.m., 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 8:45, 10:00, 11:30 p.m., 12:40 a.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 10:40 a.m., 1:20, 2:20, 4:20, 5:20, 7:00, 8:00, 9:40, 10:40, 11:20 p.m.

“THE WOLVERINE” Friday, August 2 AMC Lake in the Hills 12 – 2D: 10:00 a.m., 1:00, 4:00, 6:55, 9:55 p.m.; 3D: 2:30, 5:25 p.m., 12:45 a.m. Classic Cinemas Carpentersville – 2D: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00 p.m.; 3D: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:00 p.m. Classic Cinemas Woodstock – 2D: 1:30, 7:00 p.m.; 3D: 4:15, 9:45 p.m. Regal Cinemas – 2D: 10:10 a.m., 1:10, 2:10, 4:10, 5:10, 7:10, 11:10 p.m.; 3D: 11:10 a.m., 8:10 p.m.

“WORLD WAR Z” Friday, August 2 Regal Cinemas – 12:10, 3:10, 6:10, 9:00 p.m.

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STARRING: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen PLOT: Summoned to Tokyo to bid farewell to an old, dying friend, Wolverine (Jackman) finds himself in the middle of warring factions of the man’s family, corrupt politicians, Yakuza and ninjas. After saving the

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STARRING: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz PLOT: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. RATING: PG–13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images TIME: 1 hour, 56 minutes VERDICT: Might there be a real zombie apocalypse one day? The way zombies have invaded our pop culture the past several years, it’s maybe a bit less implausible than it once was. What IS increasingly quite plausible, alas, is a global pandemic, and “World War Z,” the long–awaited Brad Pitt thriller, cleverly melds that real–life threat into the more fanciful zombie premise. Talk about more bang for your buck: Once you’ve settled back into your seat after a good snarling zombie chase, there’s nothing like the thought of a SARS outbreak to get the blood racing again. Despite the much–discussed production delays and budget overruns, this movie, based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks (son of Mel), is pretty much what you’d want in a summer blockbuster: scary but not–too–gross zombies, a journey to exotic locales, a few excellent action scenes and did we mention Pitt? As Gerry Lane, a former U.N. investigator called upon to save the planet, Pitt is a calm, intelligent presence amid the insanity. The most impressive scene is at the beginning, as the streets of Philadelphia are suddenly overrun by packs of wild, raging zombies. For an hour, the action is swift: North Korea, Israel, a harrowing plane crash. The final act takes place on a dramatically smaller scale, and at a slower pace. Oh, a reminder: Turn off those cellphones. After all, it’s not just your movie–going partner you’ll annoy here. Cellphones also happen to awaken zombies. Consider yourself warned. – Jocelyn Noveck, The

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Summer fun at the beach can turn tragic in blink of an eye Dear Abby: I have been a lifeguard for more than 30 years, and I continually see parents and other adults putting children in harm’s way. Would you please remind your readers they need to be vigilant around water? A drowning is nothing like they show in the movies. As you take your family to your favorite swimming hole this summer, please be careful. If your child isn’t a competent swimmer, NEVER allow him or her to go beyond

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips arm’s reach. Never exceed the ratio of two nonswimmers to one adult. If possible, stay where the child can touch the bottom. If your children can swim and you allow them to go into the pool, lake, ocean without you – ALWAYS WATCH THEM. Yes, lifeguards are

observing the swimmers – but no one on this planet will watch your child with the same vigilance you will. So put down the book, the e-reader, the tablet, the cellphone and ACTIVELY WATCH. If you’re chatting with friends, don’t look at them; watch your child. It can take as few as 10 to 20 seconds for a person to get into trouble and slip without a sound beneath the surface. I guarantee you: Your parent-to-child ratio is lower than that of any

Link to depression not always clear Dear Dr. K: For years I took antidepressants, but they didn’t really help my depression. Then a new doctor diagnosed me with hypothyroidism. Once I started taking thyroid medication, the depression lifted. What’s the connection? Dear Reader: Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, is one cause of depression. Depression is a condition caused by chemical changes in the brain. Surely, life experiences can affect those chemical changes, making them worse or better. But at its root, depression involves brain chemistry. The chemistry of the brain also is influenced by the chemistry of the blood, since blood circulates throughout the brain. The thyroid gland secretes hormones that regulate the body’s energy. In this way, the thyroid indirectly affects everything from muscles, bones and skin, to the digestive tract, heart and brain.

ASK DR. K Dr. Anthony Komaroff The thyroid, in turn, is regulated by the pituitary gland. When blood levels of thyroid hormones fall, the pituitary gland sends signals to the thyroid, telling it to get to work. In response, the thyroid produces two hormones, T3 and T4. If you have hypothyroidism, however, your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Blood levels of T3 and T4 remain low. When thyroid hormone levels are low, organs and internal systems slow down, creating a wide range of symptoms. Many of these symptoms – depressed mood, fatigue, weight gain, reduced sexual desire and trouble concentrating – also are symptoms of depression. Not surprisingly, hypothyroidism is often misdiagnosed as depression.

Other symptoms are more typical of either depression or hypothyroidism and can help tell the two conditions apart. Hypothyroidism can be confirmed or ruled out with a blood test. Once diagnosed, it is usually treated with a thyroid hormone pill that restores thyroid hormone levels to normal. As in your case, depression usually subsides once you start taking this medication. Researchers aren’t entirely sure why there is a link between hypothyroidism and depression. Clearly, the low thyroid hormone levels in the blood affect the chemistry in the brain that leads to depression. In fact, doctors sometimes add thyroid medications to antidepressant treatment to improve mood – even in patients who have normal thyroid function.

• Write to Dr. Komaroff at www.askdoctork.com or Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.

lifeguard-to-swimmer. – Lifeguard John In Auburn, Wash. Dear Lifeguard John: Your

girlfriend pregnant? I would, however, caution your husband to be more tactful about how he approaches the subject because a blunt question like the one he’s contemplating could be off-putting. If he has birth control information he wants to impart, a better way to approach it would be to raise the subject without putting his son on the spot.

Dear Abby: Do you or your readers think it’s acceptable for a father to ask his 21-yearold college student son whether he and his girlfriend of one year are sexually active? This is his first girlfriend. I am his mother, and I say it’s none of our business. My husband says it’s a reasonable question; he just wants to give him fatherly advice – like “be careful.” – Mom In Colorado Dear Mom: Would you still say it’s none of your business if your son made his first

message is important and timely. Every year we read about families basking in the sun near water, and children who have lost their lives because the person who was supposed to be watching them became momentarily distracted. I agree the best way to protect against tragedies like this is unremitting vigilance. Thanks for giving me a chance to say it again.

• Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Algonquin Aces Tryouts - Presidential Park, Algonquin 12U Aces - Aug 3, Aug 4 & Aug 11 - 11:30am to 1:30pm 14U Aces - Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 17, Aug 18 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm 16U Aces - Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 17, Aug 18 - 9:00am to 11:00am 18U Aces - Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 11 - 11:30am to 1:30pm There will be a College Q & A session at 11am Aug. 3 & 4 for those aspiring to play softball beyond high school.

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Keith Urban is coming back to “American Idol.” Fox chairman Kevin Reilly Thursday confirmed the return of the country music star, settling the fate of the only judge from the latest season left on the talent competition. Reilly praised Urban’s participation last season and said fans really like him. But he was mum on who else would sit at the judges’ panel next season. The departures of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson were announced weeks ago. Reilly says the goal is to recruit “comfortable” judges and refocus attention to the contestants.

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The 2013 Lexus ES 300h earned an overall five-outof-five stars safety rating in federal government crash tests. AP Photo

A TOP-NOTCH HYBRID Lexus ES sedan has an impressive fuel rating of 40 mpg city, 39 mpg highway By ANN M. JOB The Associated Press The best-selling Lexus car, the ES entry-luxury sedan, now comes as a gasoline-elec-

tric hybrid, and what a fine hybrid it is. The 2013 ES 300h has an impressive government fuel economy rating of 40 miles per gallon in city driving and

39 mpg on the highway; it earned an overall five-out-offive-stars safety rating in federal government crash tests; it’s a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine,

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ABOVE: A 1.6-liter, 178-horsepower EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is standard on the SE model of the 2014 Ford Escape. BELOW: The Escape has large and power front bucket seats, as well as a sensible interior layout of gauges and instrumentation. BOTTOM: The rear seats fold flat to provide more storage space. When the rear seat is flattened, storage space is 67.8 cubic feet.

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REVIEWS Jerry Kuyper One of the more appealing crossovers, also called sport utilities, on the market is Ford’s Escape. Redesigned in 2013, the 2014 Escape remains svelte and powerful in appearance. Based on Ford’s Kuga in Europe, the current Escape rides on a wheelbase that is 2.8 inches longer, 1.3 inches wider and 1.6 inches lower than its 2012 forbear. The lower stance contributes to the svelte appearance. The redesign added a power liftgate and a MyFordTouch electronics interface to the Escape. The three 2014 Escape models are the S, SE and Titanium. The SEL was discontinued for 2014. Two changes for 2014 compared with 2013 were advantageous to the S and SE models. A rearview camera and Ford’s Sync are standard on those two as well as the top-of-the-line Titanium model. Available and designed for Ford by Microsoft, Sync (introduced in 2008 model year) allows cell phones, MP3 players, USB storage devices and a navigation system to be activated by voice command. Also, a power liftgate, which is standard equipment on the Titanium, is now a $495 stand-alone option. In 2013, the liftgate was part of an S and SE option package priced close to $2,000. During the test week, the power liftgate worked well and was utilized several times a day. Also improved are the split and fold rear seats. They fold flat much easier than last year. There is no difference in

Vehicle: SE model of 2014 Ford Escape Type: Front-wheel-drive, five-passenger, four-door midsize sport utility vehicle Price: $25,550 Engine: 1.6-liter, 178-horsepower Ecoboost four-cylinder Transmission: Six-speed shiftable automatic Towing: 2,000 pounds Wheelbase: 105.9 inches Length: 178.1 inches Height: 66.3 inches Width: 66.3 inches, not counting mirrors Cargo: 67.8 cubic feet maximum, 34.3 cubic feet behind upright second row Legroom: 43.1 inches front, 36.8 inches rear Weight: 3,515 pounds Turning circle: 37 feet Fuel tank: 15.1 gallons Brakes: Discs Wheels, tires: 17-inch Suspension: struts front, multilinks rear, gas shocks and stabilizer bars front and rear Assembly: Louisville Warranty: three years or 36,000 miles, five years or 60,000 miles on powertrain and 24-hour roadside assistance

storage space. Maximum cargo capacity was 67.8 cubic feet in 2013 and still is. Storage behind an upright rear bench seat remains 34.3 cubic feet. The storage floor is carpeted, lighted and has tiedowns. During the week, passengers mentioned the comfortable leg room in front and the rear. For the record, leg room is 43.1 inches in front and 36.8

inches in the rear. The suspension system is pretty basic with struts in front, multilinks in the rear, twin-tube hydraulic gas shocks and stabilizer bars front and rear. The suspension offers an even ride with no plunges or fish tailing in hard braking. Besides power exterior mirrors, niceties in the SE included power windows

(driver’s express down but not up), power driver’s seat (front passenger’s manual), tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, air conditioning, dual zone climate controls, lighted vanity mirrors on visors, compass, clock, map lights front and rear, trip meters, and tachometer. Seat trim is cloth, not leather in the SE. The cloth is soft and appears to be of a durable nature. Trim materials in the Escape are topnotch if not spectacular. Insulation factors are very good. Some noise, but not much, entered the cabin from the engine compartment or the outside environment. Other niceties include 12volt power outlets, cupholders, grab handles, armrests, front and rear carpeted floor mats, intermittent front wipers, rear defroster, wiper and washer and solar tinted glass.

Fog lamps in front, blind spot mirrors, halogen headlights, 17-inch aluminum wheels (P235 radial tires), dual chrome exhaust tips, lighted entry and redundant audio controls on the leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard. The 1.6-liter, turbocharged 178-horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission did not strain itself while carrying four adults and 30 pounds of cargo during the test week. Properly equipped, the front-wheel-drive (or optional all-wheel-drive) SE has a 2,000 pound towing capacity. During the test week, the 3,515-pound vehicle averaged 27.2 miles per gallon or a fraction more than a Titanium model tested recently. Unleaded regular gasoline is recommended for the 15.1 gallon fuel tank. The Envi-

ronmental Protection Agency rates the 2014 SE at 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. Safety features include airbags in front, on the sides in front, curtains overhead for two rows and a knee airbag for the driver. The Escape’s standard safety fare includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability controls, lighted entry and a tire pressure monitor. A temporary spare is stored under the load floor. From the front, rear and sides, the Escape is a handsome vehicle. The interior is comfortable as it has padded seats, and the upgrade materials. Fit and finish of the Escape is worthy of crossovers in the luxury market. Ford offers 24-hour roadside assistance for five years or unlimited mileage in its warranty. The limited warranty is three years or 36,000 miles, and five years or 60,000 miles on the powertrain.

Titanium delivers Ford’s top goodies By JERRY KUYPER editorial@nwherald.com With the arrival of the 2014 Ford Escapes, 2013 models might be old news, but not necessarily. If in stock, Ford dealers will be inclined to bargain on the 2013s. Changes are few on the 2014 as compared with the 2013 Escape. A rearview camera and Ford’s Sync are standard in 2014 on all trim levels (S, SE, Titanium). In 2013, they were not. The SEL model has been discontinued for 2014. A 2013 Titanium model was tested recently. Because it is Ford’s deluxe Escape, standard fare included the

rearview camera and Sync in the $29,100 asking price. The 2014 Titanium also is priced at $29,100. The Titanium has two major differences going for it in comparison to the other Escapes. It has a 2-liter turbocharged 240-horsepower engine as an option to the 1.6-liter turbo 178-horsepower engine, and it has an automatic liftgate. Both frugal engines are inline EcoBoost four-cylinders, and there is not much difference in fuel economy. During a test week in the Escape’s 2013 Titanium with the optional engine, average unleaded regular fuel consumption was 26.6 miles per gallon. Most of the mileage

was piled up on the highway with two adults aboard (minimal cargo). The Environmental Protection Agency rates the 2013 Titanium model at 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Weather, road conditions, and driving habits all play a part in fuel consumption. This 2-liter, which can pull a 3,500-pound trailer, is the most muscular of the four-cylinder engine choices on the Escape. Besides a power liftgate, standard equipment on the Titanium also includes leather seats (power in front for driver), heated exterior power mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, remote start, Sony sound system with 10 speak-

ers, high definition radio, 18-inch wheels, express up and down windows, 110-volt outlet, side rails with two cross bars and high intensity discharge headlights. An automatic power liftgate is not the biggest reason to buy a minivan or sport utility, but it can be a persuasive feature when shopping for that new family vehicle. On the 2-liter turbo Titanium, it can be opened in normal fashion (key fob, liftgate handle) or by waving a foot under the rear bumper. The foot feature is not included if a Class II Trailer Tow package is on the vehicle, available only for the 2-liter EcoBoost Titanium.

ABOVE: A 2-liter, 240-horsepower EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is standard on the Titanium model of the 2013 Ford Escape. LEFT: All-terrain tires are mounted on 19-inch alloy wheels on the Titanium. Photos provided


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Continued from page D1 The 2013 ES 300h also has 41.9 inches of legroom in the front-seat and a whopping 40 inches of legroom in the back seat. Still, the ES 300h and its gasoline-only sibling, the 2013 ES 350, remain mid-size sedans that are comfortable and refined to drive and ride in. The 200-horsepower hybrid ES 300h has a luxury car starting retail price of $40,145. This is $2,880 more than the starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $37,265 for a base, 2013 ES 350 with 268-horsepower V-6 and no hybrid system. But be the ES 300h’s city fuel mileage rating is roughly double the 21 mpg of the 2013 ES 350’s, and the hybrid is estimated to get 8 more miles per gallon on the highway than the ES 350 does, the $2,880 difference in base price can be recouped after fewer than 45,000 miles, given today’s gasoline prices. Competitors include the 188-horsepower, 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, whose starting MSRP, including destination charge, is much lower: $36,820. The MKZ Hybrid has the top federal government fuel economy rating among luxury-branded, gasoline-electric hybrid sedans: 45/45 mpg; the ES 300h ranks second. The 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which uses the same hybrid drive system as the ES 300h and has the same underlying platform, has a starting retail price of $36,350. The base ES 300h comes with standard eight-speaker sound system, 10-way, power-adjustable front seats,

unique, small “puddle”-illuminating lights under the outside mirrors that light the ground as driver and front-passenger exit, 17-inch wheels, light-emitting diode (LED) turn signals, halogen headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, power moonroof and a high-grade, vinyl NuLuxe material on the seats. But the feeling inside the new ES is more upscale than in the previous model, in part because there’s luxury-imbuing stitching atop the dashboard and the dashboard is modernized with a layout that almost looks serene. This is not an easy accomplishment, given the number of buttons and knobs and displays in today’s cars. Passengers didn’t sense that this ES has only a 2.5-liter, dual cam, four-cylinder engine operating with a fuel-thrifty Atkinson cycle. The car accelerated strong and steadily and power felt more like that from a V-6, though there were no V-6 engine sounds. Note that in the hybrid ES, exhaust pipes are hidden. In contrast, in the V-6 gas-powered ES 350, dual tailpipes are clearly visible for a sportier look. In the test ES 300h, the 156-horsepower four cylinder was peppy – with 156 foot-pounds of torque at 4,500 rpm – and meshed seamlessly with the two on-board electric motors/ generators and 1.6-kilowatt battery pack that helped save on gasoline. Everything was managed expertly by electronics, and during the test drive, there was no hesitation or shuddering of the car during the transitions from electric power to engine power. With electric power added in, total horsepower is 200.

And yes, it is true that the ES 300h hybrid system is tuned so the electric power is used more in city driving than on highways. This accounts for the slightly higher city fuel economy number than the highway number. The ES 300h is quite quiet when it’s moving. Like other hybrids, the ES 300h shuts down its engine at stoplights to save gas and becomes magically quiet. The car automatically restarts when the accelerator is pressed. The ES 300h has a button to run the car on electric power only, but it’s limited to speeds under 25 mph and very short distances. The ES 300h does not come with plug-in capability. All electric power is generated onboard and is stored in a nickel-metal hydride battery pack that’s under the rear seats and in the back part of the trunk. The ES 300h has standard Drive Select – buttons that let the driver select among normal, sport and eco modes of throttle response and, in sport mode, slightly more responsive steering. But suspension, which is just a tad firmer in the ES 300h than expected, is not changeable. In the test car, which spent much of its time in eco mode, the average fuel mileage was nearly 37 mpg, and that was without trying to drive frugally. Handling wasn’t sporty, but the car wasn’t wallowy, either. Fit and finish, inside and out, was top notch. Standard safety items include traction control, electronic stability control and 10 air bags, including a knee air bag for the driver and front passenger, respectively.

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Rich-looking Sonata makes impression By ANN M. JOB The Associated Press Family sedan buyers are moving upscale, and they’re doing it by buying a Hyundai. With front styling similar to a Mercedes-Benz and a tastefully designed interior, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata looks far more upscale than its starting retail price of $21,970. The base Sonata includes a six-speed automatic transmission, keyless remote entry and Bluetooth hands-free phone calling. Better yet, the Sonata offers luxury features at regular family sedan prices. For example, the 2013 Sonata Limited comes standard with leather-trimmed seats, sunroof, fog lamps, alloy wheels, premium audio, push-button start, dual climate control and heated front and rear seats for less than $26,700. The Sonata also comes with something that luxury brands don’t: A fiveyear/60,000-mile limited warranty and 10-year/100,000mile warranty on the powertrain. The nearly 16-foot-long Sonata is one of the biggest four doors in the segment and, according to Hyundai, provides 45.5 inches of frontseat legroom. It’s enough for a 6-footer to have to adjust the driver’s seat forward, not necessarily back. In fact, the Sonata is classified as a large car, rather than a mid-size, by the federal government. Yet, its pleasant ride and handling manners are like that of a smaller sedan, and the Sonata’s turning circle of 35.8 feet is less than that of the mainstream and mid-size Honda Accord and Toyota Camry family sedans. The Sonata also is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports, where the reliability of its non-turbo and non-hybrid models is rated as

average. In addition, the 2013 Sonata earned five out of five stars in overall crash testing by the federal government. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $1,300 less than the $23,270 starting retail price for a 2013 Accord with continuously variable transmission that a driver operates like an automatic. Note that a rearview camera is standard on all 2013 Accords, but it’s a $275 option on the base 2013 Sonata. Meanwhile, the starting retail price for a 2013 Sonata is $1,240 less than the $23,030 MSRP plus destination charge for a 2013 Camry with automatic transmission. The Sonata’s sleek design, which has garnered a trophy case of awards, was so striking to friends and family that a few initially mistook this Hyundai for a Mercedes. Their impressions of upscale travel deepened upon entering the test Sonata Limited and seeing the stylish dashboard design. Everything, it seemed, was where it was expected to be – from the “eco” button to the left of the steering wheel to the decently sized buttons in the middle of the dashboard for selecting audio modes. The Sonata’s eco mode electronically adjusts performance for more leisurely acceleration and gets the transmission into higher, more fuel-efficient gears more quickly than normal. The Sonata’s interior, including shaped front seats, deftly combines modern tastes with practical, easyto-use buttons and knobs without making it seem like an older person’s car. Simply, both older and younger families will find much to like in the Sonata. On paper, the back-seat legroom of 34.6 inches that

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a turbo four cylinder. Yet it moved with vigor and pleasing acceleration and didn’t have a buzzy, four-cylinder sound. This base engine – a 2.4-liter, double overhead cam unit – benefits from gasoline direct injection to deliver from 190 to 198 horsepower, depending on the emission controls, and from 179 to 184 foot-pounds of torque at 4,250 rpm. This compares with 189 horses and 182 foot-pounds of torque at 3,900 in the 2013 Accord and 178 horsepower and 170 foot-pounds of torque at 4,100 rpm in the 2013 Camry. According to the federal government, the non-turbo, non-hybrid, 2013 Sonata that was the tester is estimated

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Check fuses in engine compartment panel first I have a 2001 Toyota Camry with 169,700 miles. I’m the original owner, and the vehicle’s maintenance has followed the recommended factory schedule. About 2,000 miles ago, the check engine light illuminated. The car runs fine, and I have noticed no performance related issues. I had the codes interpreted by an independent repair shop. They said multiple codes were present – air/fuel sensor, catalytic converter or leak in exhaust system. They suggested replacing the air/fuel sensor first and moving on from there if the check engine light illuminated again. I ordered the air/fuel sensor from an online parts dealer and replaced it myself since the sensor location was very accessible. Unfortunately, the check engine light illuminated again. I had a local auto parts dealer with a code reader diagnose the code. Only one code is present, P1135, indicating trouble in the first air/fuel sensor heater circuit response on bank one. The probable cause is an open or short circuit condition or poor electrical connection. I unhooked the electrical connection on the air/fuel sensor and re-connected to verify the connection is sound. I bought an aftermarket air/fuel sensor and wonder whether this is causing the problem. I don’t live in an area with emissions testing so I could just continue to drive the car, but if something else happens, I won’t know because the check engine light stays on. Do I need to buy a Toyota air/fuel sensor to get the engine light to turn off? Do you have any other ideas? Thanks for your time. – J.G., email

Do you think it is necessary to replace the transmission? – S.R.S., email

DR. GIZMO Phil Arendt Consider checking fuses in the engine compartment fuse panel and passenger compartment. Sometimes a fuse pops when a sensor fails. If you have a digital volt/ ohm meter, test the circuit using help from a repair manual. If voltage is within specifications, make sure nothing impairs the sensor’s ground circuit. Sometimes corrosion impairs the ground at the sensor threads. Also, if you applied an anti-seize compound or thread sealer to the threads, the ground might be impaired. Correct these conditions as necessary. If everything seems OK and no other malfunction codes are present in the engine control module, installation of an original equipment sensor might be a last repair.

Suddenly, the automatic transmission in my 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier stopped shifting, and the check engine light turned on. It has 115,000 miles. It feels as though it is stuck in first gear. I went to a repair shop, where a mechanic did a test on the computer. He retrieved three codes. They are PO753, PO758 and PO1860. He said he did not overhaul transmissions. All he can do is replace it with a junkyard unit or remanufactured transmission. After his work, I drove slowly home. My car is in great condition. It has never given me any trouble. I would not hesitate to fix it.

Not yet. This malfunction truly may be an electrical issue requiring nothing but a wiring repair. Since your technician does not perform transmission repairs, consider taking the vehicle to a shop that can handle all aspects of transmission repair. A technician with the tools and expertise will test circuits, cycle solenoids and perform pressure tests that will result in a thorough diagnosis of the cause of the trouble. If all that is necessary is a wire repair, you will save big bucks.

I have a 2007 Ford Expedition with a 5.4-liter engine that suddenly idles too low. I went to a repair shop, where they checked for trouble codes. One code came up that did not offer any clues. The mechanic working on the vehicle said the code was erroneous. They suggested I drive the vehicle for a few days so more codes might show up that will be helpful. The engine runs fine except it idles around 375 RPM and feels as though it will stall. Do you have any idea what causes this problem? – D.M., email Sometimes tests of the engine control module reveals a code for which there is no definition. As for the idle concern, this might be cured by cleaning the throttle body or mass air flow sensor. When you return to your shop, if no other codes pop up, ask them to consider this suggestion.

Recently, I bought a 2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. During a recent heavy rain

storm, I inadvertently left the passenger window open, and a great deal of water filled the floor. I bailed out the water, and upon starting the car, the warning light for the suspension was on and the car was riding higher than usual. A buddy who is pretty good when it comes to auto repair found a module that was under water on the passenger floor. We removed all the water. He dried and cleaned the module plug, but this made no difference. A few days later, he installed a new module, but it did not correct the trouble. Now he thinks it needs programming, but I didn’t want to take the car to a dealer. Is it necessary to program the module or is there something else causing the trouble? – A.M., email You’re lucky only one module failed because of the rain water. Also, now it’s time to prevent the formation of mold, mildew and corrosion by removing the carpet so it can thoroughly dry. I’m not sure which module your buddy replaced, but I suspect it is necessary to program it. If it is the Active Body Control module, before you visit your favorite repair shop, you might try programming it with the remote key fob. If my suspicions are correct, pressing on the lock and unlock buttons on the fob four times might program the module and your troubles might be over. If not, it’s time to seek the help of your favorite shop technician.

In the morning when I first start my 2001 Ford Escape with a 6-cylinder engine, it sputters, coughs and stalls. Once it

warms up a little, it runs fine. My shop has replaced the idle control, spark plugs, ignition coils, intake gaskets and fuel filter all to no avail. One time a mechanic came to my house in the morning to check the car. He found some unusual readings during tests but was unable to pinpoint the cause of the trouble. When my shop does tests, there are no trouble codes. They have done several tests on sensors, but they pass. They suggest I leave the car overnight so they can run tests when the engine is cold, but I desperately need my car. Can you help? – W.V.W., email It would be interesting to know what the technician was testing when he found unusual readings. It might be worth a try to replace the part he was testing when results were out of specifications, but the majority of technicians do not replace parts unless they are absolutely sure a part has failed. To cure the trouble, consider leaving the vehicle at your shop overnight so a technician has an opportunity to perform tests when the engine is stone cold and when he has all the resources and tools available to do proper testing. The fact he came to your home is commendable, but he did not have all the diagnostic resources of his shop. Perhaps your shop can arrange to have a rental car ready for you when you leave your vehicle with them.

Occasionally, the ABS light turns on in my 2000 Pontiac Grand AM. It has a 6-cylinder engine and 150,000 miles. I took the

vehicle to my local shop that has been servicing the car for several years. Testing found a code that indicates a problem at the front passenger wheel. He checked the wires and everything seems OK. What does the wheel have to do with the antilock brakes? – W.D., email The wheels on your car go round and round, and there is a sensor at each wheel that sends signals to a computer that determines how fast the wheels are spinning. This information is used by the traction control and anti-lock brake system to assist you in controlling braking and traction. More than likely, the sensor on the right front wheel has a fault. Since this sensor is part of the wheel hub, the hub needs replacement. The hub is the part on the drive axle that the brake rotor, tire and wheel are secured to. Since your technician is not sure whether the sensor has a fault, it’s likely an intermittent condition. It’s also likely he does not want to replace the part until he is absolutely sure. At this point, you can drive the vehicle until the warning light turns on frequently or steadily. Or, your technician can replace the sensor and hub assembly with a reasonable degree of certainty that doing so will repair the trouble.

• Phil Arendt is a columnist, consultant and A.S.E.-Certified Master Technician. Readers may send questions to Dr. Gizmo at P.O. Box 548, Cary, IL 60013 or email drgizmo@ hotmail.com. More information is available at http:// drgizmo89.blogspot.com.

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“Once this tollway project is complete, I think the floodgates will open.” 128.48 15,628.02

S&P TOPS 1,700 FOR FIRST TIME

Keith Lessner, operations manager of General RV Center in Huntley

NEW YORK– The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 1,700 points for the first time Thursday. The S&P 500 rose 21 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,706. It’s only been three months since the S&P 500 first closed above 1,600. The previous 100-point gain took much longer to achieve. The index first closed above 1,500 in March 2000. The S&P then slumped twice before starting on its current bull run in March, 2009. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 128 points.

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8BUSINESS ROUNDUP Average rate on 30-year loan up to 4.39 percent

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Recreational vehicles are crowded in a lot at General RV Center in Huntley. Work on the Route 47/I-90 exchange can be seen in the background.

RV growth revs up General RV Center plans expansion in Huntley By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO sdibenedetto@shawmedia.com HUNTLEY – The exposed General RV Center sales lot that borders Interstate 90 in Huntley has narrow aisles, with some of the company’s most popular units crowding the walkways. The service area, just northeast of the lot, can’t house the many recreational vehicles slated for maintenance; technicians now use the sales lot and a nearby employee lot for overflow space. The employees consequently park along Automall Drive, the street that leads customers from the ongoing tollway construction near Route 47 and I-90 to General RV at 14000 Automall. “I’m out of room,” said Operations Manager Keith Lessner, pointing to the narrow lots and overgrown maintenance area. Space has been tight since the Huntley dealership opened its doors in May 2011. The business, which makes up one of 10 outlets owned by the Michigan-based General RV Center, has been seeing 10 to 20 percent sales growth each year since that inaugural summer in 2011, Lessner said. The customers behind those increased sales have battled makeshift lanes and traffic delays along Route 47 since last year, when construction started on the $61 million tollway project. Once completed later this fall, the project will open the Route 47/I-90 interchange to both east and westbound traffic from one of the state’s busiest interstates. Both the sales growth and the anticipated demand from a nearly constructed interchange has now forced Lessner and his 48 employees to add more space. “Once this tollway project is complete, I think the floodgates will open,” Lessner said.

WASHINGTON – Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages ticked up this week but are still low by historical standards, a trend that has helped the housing market recover. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average on the 30year loan rose to 4.39 percent from 4.31 percent last week. Rates are a full percentage point higher than in early May The average on the 15-year fixed loan increased to 3.43 percent from 3.39 percent last week. Rates spiked in June after the Federal Reserve indicated it could slow its bond purchases later this year. But on Wednesday the Fed hinted it might hold off because the economy remains sluggish. And it noted for the first time that mortgage rates, which have fueled home sales, “have risen somewhat” from record lows.

Manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 2 years

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General RV technician Ryan McCabe works on the air conditioning unit in a new RV.

General RV Center: What: Opened in May 2011, General RV Center in Huntley is one of 10 outlet stores belonging to the Michigan-based General RV Center. The Huntley center sells and maintains recreational vehicles, from motorized homes to travel trailers, and sells camping and household equipment. Where: 14000 Automall Drive, Huntley Information: Call 847-669-5570 or visit www.generalrv.com

Lessner expects construction to start later this year on a $500,000 maintenance area expansion that would add 10 service bays and 85 more parking spaces. The expansion would give technicians 24 total service spaces, allowing the Huntley RV business to service more clients at a faster pace.

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Operations Manager Keith Lessner walks through the RV showroom at General RV Center in Huntley.

WASHINGTON – U.S. factory activity expanded in July at the fastest pace in two years, fueled by surges in new orders, production and hiring The gains show manufacturing is rebounding and should provide a spark to growth in the coming months. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of factory activity jumped to 55.4 in July, up from 50.9 in June. A reading above 50 indicates growth. A measure of employment rose to its best level in a year. And a gauge of production soared 11.6 points to 65, the highest point since May 2004. Manufacturing slowed earlier this year after providing crucial support to the economy after the recession ended in June 2009. The survey is one of several reports that suggest factories are recovering.

– From wire services

Unemployment claims fall to 326K, 5½-year low By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 19,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the fewest since January 2008. The decline shows the job market continues to strengthen. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average slid 4,500 to 345,750. The July figures are typically volatile as the government has a difficult time adjusting for seasonal layoffs in the auto industry. Still, the trend in weekly unemployment claims has been positive and offered hope that a better job market could help lift a sluggish economy later this year. Applications, which are a proxy for layoffs, have fallen more than 12 percent this year. That’s coincided with average job gains of 202,000 a month since January, up from an average of 180,000 in the previous six months. The government reports Friday on July job

growth and unemployment. Analysts forecast 183,000 jobs were added last month, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent in June. “The labor market continues to improve moderately,” Sal Guatieri, senior economist with BMO Capital Markets, wrote in a note to clients. The total number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits fell below 4.7 million the week that ended July 13, down from nearly 6 million a year earlier. A private survey released Wednesday showed surprising strength in the job market. The payroll company ADP said that companies created 200,000 jobs in July, the most for that survey since December. And it revised up its estimate of the number of jobs the private sector created in June to 198,000 from 188,000. The ADP report is derived from payroll data and tracks private employment. It does not report government hiring. ADP’s survey has diverged at times from the U.S. Labor Department’s more comprehensive monthly jobs report.

Hiring has remained solid despite a weak economy. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that the economy grew at a 1.7 percent annual rate from April through June. That’s better than the revised 1.1 percent growth rate from January through March. But it’s still too sluggish to rapidly lower unemployment. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downgraded its assessment of the economy’s strength, saying it is growing only modestly. The Fed expects growth will pick up in the second half of the year. But the cautious message may signal that the central bank is not ready to slow its bond purchases, which have helped push long-term interest rates down and encourage more borrowing and spending. Stronger job growth had fueled speculation that the Fed could start reducing its $85-billion-amonth in purchases as soon as September. Many economists now say the Fed could delay the start of the tapering until economic growth strengthens.


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SportsFest highlights healthy, active choices

Construction spending down 0.6 pct. in June

The Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual SportsFest from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at 800 Feinberg Ct. in Cary. The unique event gathers sports-, fitness- and health-related businesses and resources so residents can learn about the healthy and active choices available in our community. The day’s highlights include: free rock climbing for kids, free games and activities, and free chances to win great prizes including six skybox seat tickets to the Sept. 23 Cubs vs. Pirates game, a $1,000 value. Another super attraction: You can dunk a local coach in the giant dunk tank. SportsFest, which last year attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, is a family-friendly outing for local residents and a great way to end the summer. Throughout the day many sports and fitness vendors will be offering free games for kids, free raffles and giveaways. An obstacle course challenge for kids sponsored by New Balance Athletic Shoes Crystal Lake will award a grand prize of a new bike from Wal-Mart. There also will be a free giant slide ride from Pump It Up, a free jousting house from American Freestyle Martial Arts, and other free

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in June by the largest amount in five months as government building activity declined to the lowest level since 2006. Even housing activity slowed but that setback was likely to be temporary. Construction spending dropped 0.6 percent in June compared with May when spending had surged 1.3 percent, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. It was the biggest decline since a 2.3 percent drop in January. Housing construction was flat during the month with a gain in remodeling offsetting declines of 0.8 percent in single-family construction and a fall of 3.3 percent in multi-family projects. Residential construction has been a bright spot in a sluggish economy this year and that strength was expected to continue even though mortgage rates have risen from their lows. Total construction stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $883.9 billion in June, 3.3 percent above the level of a year ago. Even with the June slowdown in residential construction, activity in this area is 18.1 percent above the level of a year ago. Nonresidential construction dropped 0.9 percent in June, reflecting weakness in the construction of offices, hotels and shopping centers. It marked the first decline in this category after four months of gains. Government spending declined 1.5 percent to an annual rate of $261.1 billion, the lowest level since November 2006. State and local building was down 1.1 percent and federal construction projects fell 1.5 percent. All levels of government construction have been under pressure because of budget problems. For the spring quarter, residential construction was the strongest performing sector, growing at a sizzling annual rate of 13.4 percent.

is entertainment provided by the Modern Day Romeos Jim & Justin. Tickets to attend the event are $20 and include a free drink ticket, gourmet appetizers, entertainment, and the chance to win prizes all night long. Call the chamber at 847639-2800 to reserve your tickets; the event always sells out.

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CHAMBER NEWS Suzanne Corr

*** Register to golf in the annual Cary Grove Chamber Golf Outing Aug. 23 at Cary Country Club, 2400 Grove Lane, Cary, and help us raise money for the Cary-Grove Food Pantry. Nearly 100 area business leaders will play in the scramble and take a shot at some great hole-in-one contests to win prizes that include $10,000 and a car. To register for the outing, visit www.carygrovechamber.com.

rides. The event also will feature outdoor music from The University, several food vendors, nearly 50 health, sports and fitness vendors, and youth and adult demonstrations all day. Top sponsors of the SportsFest 2013 include Sky Box Sponsors Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Sage Products Inc., and Star 105.5; Pro Sponsors American Freestyle Martial Arts, Chicago Institute for Health and Wellness, Coilcraft, Intrigue Fitness, Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC, New Balance Athletic Shoes of Crystal Lake, Pump It Up, Van Galder Bus Company/Coach USA, and Wal-Mart; and Rookie Sponsors Cary Physical Therapy, Cary-Grove Foot & Ankle Center, Chiro One, Edge Strength & Performance Training Center, Gypsy Glen K-9 Kastle Pet Resort, Jazzercise of Cary, Johnson Eye Care, Lee’s Martial Arts, Malooley Chiropractic, Money Mailer of Greater Woodfield, Nature’s Balance Acupuncture, Schmidt Orthodontics, and The Car Bath. For information, visit www.

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*** Vendor space is now available for the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, a highly popular girlfriends night out event on Oct. 17 at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake. Nearly 50 vendor spaces are available and vendors offering cash and carry shopping opportunities are given priority. The event attracts more than 300 area women for a fun night of shopping, drinks and appetizers, free raffle prizes and more. Attendees will have a chance to win a giant pamper package. A top attraction this year

Join us for a special Fox River Grove Cruise Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Car-X Auto Service, 915 Route 22. Stop by for free giveaways and outdoor music by Stax O Wax DJ Productions. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded for the top cars. *** Check out our Member News on the front page of our chamber website at www.carygrovechamber.com. Cary Cruise Night ends on Aug. 28, and the Cary Farmers Market will continue until Sept. 29.

• Suzanne Corr is the executive director of the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.

Auto sales up in July

• RV Continued from page E1 Those clients primarily have come from the Chicago and Rockford areas to take advantage of a business that promotes friendly customer service and products tailored to campers and traveling families. The family bunk houses and travel trailers that tow behind back bumpers are the two most popular products for the General RV Center, Lessner said. But the business’ reputation is the reason why customers keep flowing through the doors. “When you walk in as a customer, you can feel a vibe to this place. It feels welcoming and inviting,” Lessner said. “When that happens and when you actually start to take care of them, the relationship builds from there.” The majority of General RV’s customers are coming from referrals from other customers who have left satisfied with either the sales and service team or the diverse inventory, Lessner said. That inventory also features camping equipment

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Detailer Elizabeth Sheppard washes a RV while working at General RV Center in Huntley. been faster than we we anticipated, but I think it’s because of who we are and what we do for customers,” he said. “There’s a need for a good, stable dealership that takes care of their customers in the area.”

and household furniture in the business’ accessory section. The product line won’t be increased with the expansion project, but customers can expert service to excel, Lessner said. “Our growth plan has

DETROIT – Pickup trucks led the charge in July, but strong sales of small cars show that demand for new vehicles is broad – and not slowing down. Car sales grew in the first six months of this year, but not at the blistering pace of trucks and SUVs. Through June, full-size pickups were up 22.5 percent over the year before, while cars were up 5 percent. But in July, sales of smaller cars took off. General Motors said its car sales jumped 24 percent, including a 42 percent increase in subcompact and small car sales. Honda Civic sales were up 30 percent to 32,416, their best July in 13 years. Sales of the recently redesigned Ford Fiesta subcompact were up 89 percent. Another subcompact, the Nissan Versa, was up 21 percent. Part of the frenzy was seasonal. Small cars traditionally sell better in the summer and then taper off as winter approaches. But it’s also an indication of the high level of

demand from all kinds of customers, which is likely to remain for the rest of this year. GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan all reported double-digit sales gains last month. Of major automakers, only Volkswagen had a down month. Its sales were off 3.3 percent as the top-selling Jetta compact faltered. Honda led the way with a 21 percent sales increase. Toyota and GM both saw sales rise around 16 percent. Chrysler, Nissan and Ford all reported 11 percent gains. Most industry analysts estimate that July sales rose around 15 percent from a year ago. “We’re almost at a prerecession pace that looks like it may have the momentum that will carry it through the second half of the year and beyond,” said Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. The industry’s numbers for July come a day after the U.S. government reported stronger than expected growth for the April-June quarter.

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Aime Cesaire, a poet, author and politician from Martinique, said, “Reason, I sacriice you to the evening breeze.” Bridge players must try never to sacriice reason. But there can be a good reason to sacriice -- you may suffer a smaller loss. In today’s deal, how would East have done in four hearts and what should happen in four spades doubled? West did not want to pass over one spade, but her hand was not strong enough for two diamonds or suitable, in her partnership, for three diamonds. So she passed. However, when East reopened with a takeout double, West correctly jumped to three diamonds. East then wondered about ive and six diamonds, but sensibly went for the 10-trick heart game. If that had been passed out, East would probably have lost one spade and one heart to come home with an overtrick for plus 650. When South bid an undisciplined four spades, West happily doubled. She led the diamond ace and cashed the

diamond king. What should she have done next? Where were East’s points for his strong bidding? He had to have good clubs. So West should have shifted to that suit, which would have resulted in down four, plus 800. But West actually led the diamond jack at trick three. South ruffed, drew trumps (discarding two hearts from the board), and ducked a heart to East. Endplayed, he could take only two hearts and two clubs for down three, plus 500. So the sacriice gained, but it was a close-run thing.

Contact Phillip Alder at pdabridge@prodigy.net.


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Page E4• Friday, August 2, 2013 1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C12-66231. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 606064650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C12-66231 Case Number: 12 CH 1965 TJSC#: 33-14362 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I547752 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, Vs. Javier Miranda Bahena; et. al. Defendants, 12 CH 2136 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on NOVEMBER 21, 2012 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 AM., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: The common address of said real estate is: 4102 W. Solon Road, Richmond, IL 60071 PIN:04-27-232-009 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-12-24890 I552621 (Published in the Northwest Herald August 2, 9, 16, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE BELVIDERE NATIONAL BANK and TRUST COMPANY n/k/a ALPINE BANK & TRUST CO., Plaintiff, vs. SEAN P. MCGARRY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ROBERT M. MCGARRY; LOIS A. MCGARRY; CITY OF HARVARD; UNKNOWN OWNERS & NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No 12 CH 2415 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above-captioned case, the Sheriff of McHenry County, Illinois, or his deputy, on Thursday, the 22nd day of August, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., in the room assigned at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098, will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property known as: Permanent Index Number: 0602-401-022. This property is commonly known as 5507 Route 14, Harvard, IL 60033, and may be improved. This real estate is being sold in an "As Is Condition" for cash or its equivalent in accordance with the terms and provisions of said judgment through which the Plaintiff is owed at least $253,838.50. The successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the McHenry County Sheriff, with the balance to be paid by noon of the Tuesday following the sale. For information regarding this real estate, including the possibility of inspection, interested parties may contact Amber L. Michlig or Michael G. Cortina of SmithAmundsen, LLC, 2460 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, Telephone (815) 337-4900. Dated: July 17, 2013 Keith Nygren Sheriff of McHenry County Michael G. Cortina Amber L. Michlig SmithAmundsen, LLC 2460 Lake Shore Drive

Woodstock, Illinois 60098 (815) 337-4900 Telephone (815) 337-4910 Facsimile mcortina@salawus.com amichlig@salawus.com ARDC No. 6255782 ARDC No. 6309698 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 19, 26, August 2, 2013. #A1505)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS US Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006EQ 1 Plaintiff, Vs. Richard D. Lutzow a/k/a Richard Lutzow; et. al. Defendants, 12 CH 2801 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 17, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: The common address of said real estate is: 509 Rand Drive, McHenry, IL 60051 PIN:10-05-202-004 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-12-21691 I550179 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS Residential Credit Solutions, Inc. Plaintiff, Vs. Terri Zak; et. al. Defendants, No. 12 CH 3117 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MARCH 26, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 16, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: The common address of said real estate is: 1354 Cunat Court Unit #1A, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 PIN:19-21-156-021 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-12-30167 I551597 (Published in the Northwest Herald August 2, 9, 16, 2013) More people read the Northwest Herald each day than all other papers combined in McHenry County!

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1202403 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK SOUTHWEST, N.A. F/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. ALEJANDRA HARRELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 557 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 18-23-127-014. Commonly known as 2760 HILLSBORO LANE, LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1202403. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 4441122 I552414 (Published in the Northwest Herald August 1, 8, 15, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BMO Harris Bank NA Plaintiff, Vs. Stephen Marquez a/k/a Stephen P. Marquez; et. al. Defendants, 13 CH 254 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 30, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: The common address of said real estate is: 1905 N. Highview Avenue, McHenry, IL 60050 PIN:09-27-103-013 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-13-02667 I550183 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, Vs. Christopher L. Swanson; et. al. Defendants, 13 CH 266 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MAY 7, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 AM., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: The common address of said real estate is: 210 Bridlewood Circle, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 PIN:18-26-327-040 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Resi-

dential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-13-02415 I550184 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

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PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-02452 TO: Arthur R Meyers Sally J Meyers County Clerk of MCHENRY County, Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on property described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of MCHENRY County, Illinois as Case # 10TX10184. The property is located at: Lot 84 Boulder Ridge Country Club Estates-Unit 1 Part SE 1/4 24 & NE 1/4 25-43N7E & Part NW 1/4 30-43N-8E CKA: 330 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills IL Property Index Number: 18-25202-007 Said Property was sold on 10/18/2010 for delinquent real estate taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on 10/18/2013. On 12/18/2013 at 1:30 PM, the Petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order Directing Issuance of Tax Deed. Grats Tax Service LLC, Petitioner (Published in the Northwest Herald July 31, August 1, 2, 2013. #A1559) Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it to our online photo album at NWHerald.com/MyPhotos

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. Plaintiff, -v.BRIAN MASSHEIMER A/K/A BRIAN K. MASSHEIMER, et al Defendant 10 CH 02352 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 28, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 9, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 14 IN BLOCK 4 IN LAKELAND SHORES UNIT NO. 3, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF STATE ROUTE 120, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 25, 1958 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 337444, IN BOOK 13 OF PLATS, PAGE 55, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 4621 BONNER DRIVE, McHenry, IL 60050 Property Index No. 09-27-332014. The real estate is improved with a brown wood siding two story single family home with a two car attached garage. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Visit our website at service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of 3 and 5 pm. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300, CHICAGO, IL 60602. Tel No. (312) 476-5500. Please refer to file number PA1021801. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 606064650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES One North Dearborn Street Suite 1300 CHICAGO, IL 60602 (312) 476-5500

ting Janet F. Chott-Beasley, Petitioner (Published in the Northwest Herald July 31, August 1, 2, 2013. #A1560)

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pire On 12/17/2013 at 1:30 PM, the Petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order Directing Issuance of Tax Deed.

The property is located at: Lot 7 Block 25 Lake in the Hills Estates Unit 1 Part Sections 20 & 29-43N-8E CKA: 214 Hawthorne Drive, Lake in the Hills IL Property Index Number: 19-29206-005 Said Property was sold on 10/18/2010 for delinquent real estate taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on 10/18/2013. On 12/18/2013 at 1:30 PM, the Petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order Directing Issuance of Tax Deed. Janet F. Chott-Beasley, Petitioner

(Published in the Northwest Herald July 31, August 1, 2, 2013. #A1562)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-00589 TO: Andrew J Fox Darrell D Fox McHenry County Federal Credit Union County Clerk of MCHENRY County, Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on property described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of MCHENRY County, Illinois as Case # 10TX10188. The property is located at: Lot 2 Block 3 Indian Ridge Unit #1 Property Index Number: 09-07261-002 Said Property was sold on 10/18/2010 for delinquent real estate taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on 10/18/2013. On 12/17/2013 at 1:30 PM, the Petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order Directing Issuance of Tax Deed.

(Published in the Northwest Herald July 31, August 1, 2, 2013. #A1563)

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PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-00667

PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-00694

The property is located at: Part Lots 1, 2 & 4 NW 1/4 McHenry Plat No. 4 Containing 5.25 Acres more or less CKA: 3702 Richmond Road, Johnsburg IL Property Index Number: 09-14130-019 Said Property was sold on 10/18/2010 for delinquent real estate taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on 10/18/2013. On 12/18/2013 at 1:30 PM, the Petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order Directing Issuance of Tax Deed.

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-00242 TO: Joseph Buralli McHenry State Bank Trust #12870 First Midwest Bank f/k/a McHenry State Bank Trust #12870 Charles Cameron Charles D Collier Successor Trustee to Ormel Prust County Clerk of MCHENRY County, Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on property described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of MCHENRY County, Illinois as Case # 10TX10187. The property is located at: Lot 77 Wilmot Farms of Spring Grove Phase 1 CKA: 915 Ember Lane, Spring Grove IL Property Index Number: 05-20107-004 Said Property was sold on 10/18/2010 for delinquent real estate taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on 10/18/2013.

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-01 ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS OF THE WONDER LAKE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, McHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING MAY 1, 2013 AND ENDING APRIL 30, 2014 WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, McHenry County, Illinois, caused to be prepared in tentative form a Budget, and the Secretary of this Board has made the same conveniently available for public inspection for at least thirty (30) days prior to final action thereon; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held as to such Budget on the 23rd day of July, 2013, and Notice of said hearing was given at least thirty (30) days prior thereto as required by law, and the Board having met all other applicable legal requirements. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Trustees of the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, McHenry County, Illinois, as follows: Section 1: That the fiscal year of this Fire Protection District is hereby fixed to begin on May, 1 2013, and to end on April 30, 2014. Section 2: That the following Budget containing an estimate of the revenues available and expenditures and the appropriations contained therein be and the same is hereby adopted as the budget and appropriations for this Fire Protection District for said fiscal year; and the following sums of money: TOTAL ESTIMATED CORPORATE FUND APPROPRIATIONS $714,603.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED AMBULANCE FUND APPROPRIATIONS 878,557.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED APPROPRIATIONS $1,593,160.00 Or as much thereof as may be authorized by law is hereby appropriated to defray the necessary expenses and liabilities of the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District for the fiscal year of said District beginning May 1, 2013, and ending April 30, 2014, for the respective objects and purposes, as set forth namely: PART I — CORPORATE FUND Estimated Corporate Fund Revenues 32008 Beginning Balance On Hand – Capital/Cash Reserves $170,000.00 32017 Insurance Reimbursement 3,500.00 32016 Verizon Contract Revenue 25,000.00 32011 Contingent Revenue – Grant Application 0.00 32010 Grant Income 0.00 32001 McHenry Co. Real Estate Tax Distribution – Corp. 437,090.00 32002 Ill. Dept. of Revenue – Personal Property Tax 3,500.00 32003 Donations/Memorials 50.00 32004 Ambulance Fees 0.00 32005 Illinois Municipal League 10,000.00 32006 Interest 500.00 32007 Miscellaneous Income 0.00 32015 Surplus Equipment Sales 0.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED CORPORATE FUND REVENUES AVAILABLE $649,640.00 Estimated Corporate Fund Expenditures and Appropriations BUDGETED APPROPRIATED 53000 Wages General Fund $232,305.00 $255,535.00 53100 Fire Suppression General 201,250.00 221,375.00 53200 Insurance 47,500.00 52,250.00 53300 Administration 27,715.00 30,486.00 53400 Utilities General / Fuel 25,770.00 28,347.00 53500 Human Resources 12,350.00 13,585.00 53600 Contractual Services 24,600.00 27,060.00 53700 Facilities Maintenance 16,750.00 18,425.00 53800 Radio / Communications Equipment 7,000.00 7,700.00 53900 Capital Reserve 54,400.00 59,840.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED CORPORATE FUND EXPENDITURES $649,640.00 $714,603.00

TO: Fred Greinig Hedwig Greinig Estate Hermann Greinig County Clerk of MCHENRY County, Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on property described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of MCHENRY County, Illinois as Case # 10TX10191. The property is located at: Lot 2 Block 6 Subdivision Block 9 R. A. Cepak's Crystal Vista (Bunker Avenue) Property Index Number: 13-36354-018 Said Property was sold on 10/18/2010 for delinquent real estate taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on 10/18/2013. On 12/17/2013 at 1:30 PM, the Petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order Directing Issuance of Tax Deed. Nova Holdings LLC, Petitioner (Published in the Northwest Herald July 31, August 1, 2, 2013. #A1565)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY – ILLINOIS

Nova Holdings LLC, Petitioner

(Published in the Northwest Herald July 31, August 1, 2, 2013. #A1561)

TO: McHenry State Bank Trust #13004 Barbara D Miller Miller's Hayloft First Midwest Bank f/k/a McHenry State Bank Trust #13004 County Clerk of MCHENRY County, Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on property described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of MCHENRY County, Illinois as Case # 10TX10185.

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-01559

Nova Holdings LLC, Petitioner

TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. 2009-03082 TO: Raymond Final Ruthann aka Ruth Ann Final CitiFinancial n/k/a OneMain Financial Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems HSBC Mortgage Services C T Corporation System OneMain Financial Inc County Clerk of MCHENRY County, Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on property described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of MCHENRY County, Illinois as Case # 10TX10186.

PUBLIC NOTICE

TO: David Kennedy Sandy Kennedy County Clerk of MCHENRY County, Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on property described below has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of MCHENRY County, Illinois as Case # 10TX10189. The property is located at: Lot 8 Block 9 Deep Spring Woods Unit No. 1 CKA: 7715 Deep Spring Road, Wonder Lake IL Property Index Number: 09-18177-013 Said Property was sold on 10/18/2010 for delinquent real estate taxes and/or special assessments for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on 10/18/2013. On 12/17/2013 at 1:30 PM, the Petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order Directing Issuance of Tax Deed. Nova Holdings LLC, Petitioner (Published in the Northwest Herald July 31, August 1, 2, 2013. #A1564)

HOME STATE BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. NANCY M. FELKER, FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC, CASTLESHIRE QUADS CONDOMINIUMS OF WOODSTOCK ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN TENANTS, AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 12CH1338 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a Judgment heretofore entered by the said court in the above entitled cause, Keith Nygren, Sheriff of McHenry County, Illinois, will on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., in Room 262 of the Civil Process Division of the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified Cashier's check all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of McHenry and State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment to wit: UNIT 1A IN CASTLESHIRE QUADS CONDOMINIUMS OF WOODSTOCK, AS DELINEATED ON SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND: CERTAIN LOTS IN CASTLESHIRE PHASES 1 AND 2, BEING SUBDIVISIONS OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 1 OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDI-

PART II - AMBULANCE FUND Estimated Ambulance Fund Revenues 32008 Beginning Balance On Hand – Capital/Cash Reserves $200,000.00 32017 Insurance Reimbursement 3,500.00 32016 Verizon Contract Revenue 0.00 32011 Contingent Revenue – Grant Application 0.00 32010 Grant Income 4,100.00 32001 McHenry Co. Real Estate Tax Distribution – Amb. 437,090.00 32002 Ill. Dept. of Revenue – Personal Property Tax 3,500.00 32003 Donations/Memorials 0.00 32004 Ambulance Fees 150,000.00 32005 Illinois Municipal League 0.00 32006 Interest 500.00 32007 Miscellaneous Income 0.00 32015 Surplus Equipment Sales 0.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED AMBULANCE FUND REVENUES AVAILABLE $798,690.00

Estimated Ambulance Fund Expenditures and Appropriations BUDGETED 55000 Wages General Fund $269,655.00 55100 Emergency Medical Service 233,300.00 55200 Insurance 70,500.00 55300 Administration 30,775.00 55400 Utilities General / Fuel 33,704.00 55500 Human Resources 11,950.00 55600 Contractual Services 38,700.00 55700 Facilities Maintenance 45,000.00 55800 Radio / Communications Equipment 9,500.00 55900 Capital Reserve 54,406.00 6560 Payroll Expenses 1,200.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED AMBULANCE FUND EXPENDITURES $798,690.00

Published in the Northwest Herald August 2, 2013 #A1535

256,630.00 77,550.00 33,852.00 37,074.00 13,145.00 42,570.00 49,500.00 10,450.00 59,846.00 1,320.00 $878,557.00

The foregoing appropriations are appropriated from the above revenue sources including proceeds of a special tax for ambulance service purposes provided by 70 ILCS 705/22. Estimated Ambulance Fund Balance as of April 30, 2014 $0.00 SUMMARY TOTAL ESTIMATED CORPORATE FUND APPROPRIATIONS $ 714,603.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED AMBULANCE FUND APPROPRIATIONS $878,557.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED APPROPRIATIONS $1,593,160.00 Section 3: That all unexpended balances of any item or items of any general appropriation in the Ordinance be expended in making up any insufficiency in any other item or items in the same general appropriation and for the same general purpose of any like appropriation made by this Ordinance. Section 4: That the invalidity of any item or Section of this Ordinance shall not effect the validity of the whole or part hereof. Section 5: That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after passage, approval and publication as provided by law. ADOPTED this 23rdh day of July, 2013, pursuant to a roll call vote as follows: AYES: Weir, Klassen, Albrecht, Young, Hammerand NAYS: ABSENT: APPROVED by me this 23rd day of July, 2013. /S/ Douglas E. Albrecht Douglas E. Albrecht President, Board of Trustees Wonder Lake Fire Protection District ATTEST:

The foregoing appropriations are appropriated from the above revenue sources including the general property tax for corporate purposes pursuant to 70 ILCS 705/14. Estimated Corporate Fund Balance as of April 30, 2014 $0.00

APPROPRIATED $296,620.00

/S/ Cheryl D. Hammerand Cheryl D. Hammerand Secretary, Board of Trustees Wonder Lake Fire Protection District


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Page E6• Friday, August 2, 2013 AN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT “C” TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RECORDED OCTOBER 18, 1994 AS DOCUMENT NO. 94R59658, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENT. PERMANENT TAX NO.: 13-06326-014 The property is commonly known as: 1000 Castleshire Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $97,079.59. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, Contact Plaintiff's AttorneyL Gregory L. Waggoner, The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C, Four N. Walkup Avenue, Crys-

up Av ys tal Lake, Illinois 60014. Case Number: 12CH1338 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (Published in the Northwest Herald July 19, 26, August 2, 2013. #A1504)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROVIDENT FUNDING ASSOCIATES, L.P. Plaintiff, -v.JAAN KARUKAPP, et al Defendants 12 CH 1965 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 5, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 9, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 14 AND THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF LOT 13 IN BLOCK 22 IN ISLAND LAKE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 21, 1937, AS DOCUMENT NO. 126782, IN BOOK 8 OF PLATS, PAGE 158, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 204 HICKORY TERRACE, Island Lake, IL 60042 Property Index No. 15-20-228023-0000 and 15-20-228-0250000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $205,671.41. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the

amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/ or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C12-66231. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 606064650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C12-66231

ey Case Number: 12 CH 1965 TJSC#: 33-14362 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I547752 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, Vs. Javier Miranda Bahena; et. al. Defendants, 12 CH 2136 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on NOVEMBER 21, 2012 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 AM., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOTS 19, 20, 21 AND 22 (EXCEPT FOR THAT PART FOUND IN ROAD DEDICATION FOUND IN BOOK NO. 8, PAGES 74 AND 100) IN GARDNER'S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF SOLON MILLS, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 46 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 2, 1844 IN BOOK "C" OF DEEDS, PAGE 511, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS The common address of said real estate is: 4102 W. Solon Road, Richmond, IL 60071 PIN:04-27-232-009 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said

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sp ag real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-12-24890 I552621 (Published in the Northwest Herald August 2, 9, 16, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE BELVIDERE NATIONAL BANK and TRUST COMPANY n/k/a ALPINE BANK & TRUST CO., Plaintiff, vs. SEAN P. MCGARRY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF ROBERT M. MCGARRY; LOIS A. MCGARRY; CITY OF HARVARD; UNKNOWN OWNERS & NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 12 CH 2415 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Fore-

purs udgm closure and Sale entered in the above-captioned case, the Sheriff of McHenry, Illinois, or his deputy, on Thursday the 22nd day of August, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., in the room assigned at the McHenry County Courthouse, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098, will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as follows: LOT ONE AS DESIGNATED UPON THE PLAT OF DAIRY QUEEN SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AS THE SAME IS PLATTED AND RECORDED JANUARY 27, 1999 AS DOCUMENT NO. 1999R0007326 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCHENRY AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Permanent Index Number: 0602-401-022 This property is commonly known as 5507 Route 14, Harvard, IL 60033, and may contain improvements. This real estate is being sold in an "As Is Condition" for cash or its equivalent in accordance with the terms and provisions of said judgment through which the Plaintiff is owed at least $253,838.50. The successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the McHenry County Sheriff, with the balance to be paid by noon of the Tuesday following the sale. For information regarding this real estate, including the possibility of inspection, interested parties may contact Amber L. Michlig or Michael G. Cortina of SmithAmundsen, LLC, 2460 Lake Shore Drive, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, Telephone (815) 337-4900. Dated: July 17, 2013 Keith Nygren McHenry County Sheriff Michael G. Cortina Amber L. Michlig SmithAmundsen, LLC 2460 Lake Shore Drive Woodstock, Illinois 60098 (815) 337-4900 Telephone

(8 ) leph (815) 337-4910 Facsimile mcortina@salawus.com amichlig@salawus.com ARDC No. 6255782 ARDC No. 6309698 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 19, 26, August 2, 2013. #A1505)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS US Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006EQ 1 Plaintiff, Vs. Richard D. Lutzow a/k/a Richard Lutzow; et. al. Defendants, 12 CH 2801 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 17, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 2 IN NIPPERSINK CHANNEL ADDITION TO PISTAKEE HIGHLANDS, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 11, 1954 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 281671 IN BOOK 12 OF PLATS, PAGES 1, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. The common address of said real estate is: 509 Rand Drive, McHenry, IL 60051 PIN:10-05-202-004 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or

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sp special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-12-21691 I550179 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, MCHENRY COUNTYWOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS. The Bank of New York Mellon, Plaintiff, vs. Diann G. Christensen, et al. Defendants, 12 CH 3038. Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent(s), Diann G. Christensen, that on March 14, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming William P. Butcher, 2044 Ridge Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430, Tel. No. (708) 7990600, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent (s) under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS Residential Credit Solutions, Inc. Plaintiff, Vs. Terri Zak; et. al. Defendants, No. 12 CH 3117 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MARCH 26, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 16, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: PARCEL 1; UNIT 1351-1A IN PRAIRIE POINT MANORS CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE: PART OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED OCTOBER 19, 1993 AS DOCUMENT 93R063243, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1, BEING A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT FOR PARKING PURPOSES, IN AND TO GARAGE SPACE G-1354-1A, AS DELINEATED ON THE SURVEY ATTACHED TO THE AFORESAID DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM. The common address of said real estate is: 1354 Cunat Court Unit #1A, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 PIN:19-21-156-021 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or frac-

tion thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-12-30167 I551597 (Published in the Northwest Herald August 2, 9, 16, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE Pierce & Associates File Number # 1202403 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK SOUTHWEST, N.A. F/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. ALEJANDRA HARRELL; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 12 CH 557 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE

UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 476 IN CONCORD HILLS AT MEADOWBROOK UNIT 8, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 18-23-127-014. Commonly known as 2760 HILLSBORO LANE, LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL 60156. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http://service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1202403. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 4441122 I552414 (Published in the Northwest Herald August 1, 8, 15, 2013)

vs. James M. Cote; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 1076 150 Meadow Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as a defendant(s) therein and praying for a judgment of foreclosure and sale and other relief, that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before September 3, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on July 15, 2013. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) /s/ Laura A. Duplantier ARDC# 6297986 Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney No.: 6297986 (Published in the Northwest Herald August 2, 9, 16, 2013. #A1588)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BMO Harris Bank NA Plaintiff, Vs. Stephen Marquez a/k/a Stephen P. Marquez; et. al.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff,

qu Defendants, 13 CH 254 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 30, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 13 IN BLOCK 5 IN LAKELAND PARK UNIT NUMBER 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 12, 1952, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 260029, IN BOOK 11 OF PLATS, PAGE 64, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. The common address of said real estate is: 1905 N. Highview Avenue, McHenry, IL 60050 PIN:09-27-103-013 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4) If th rt is located in

Friday, August 2, 2013 • Page E7 9(g)(1) (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-13-02667 I550183 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, Vs. Christopher L. Swanson; et. al. Defendants, 13 CH 266 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on MAY 7, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 AM., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: PARCEL 1: LOT 349 IN SPRING LAKE FARM SOUTH UNIT 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 9,1995 AS DOCUMENT NO. 95R4680, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: TRACT 349-F OF BELL CHASE'S DIVISION OF LOTS C, D, E AND F OF SPRING LAKE FARM SOUTH UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SURVEY RECORDED MARCH 17, 2003 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2003R0033989, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. The common address of said real estate is: 210 Bridlewood Circle, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 PIN:18-26-327-040 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auc-

tion: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney." If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff' Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 5300, File No: 14-13-02415 I550184 (Published in the Northwest Herald July 26, August 2, 9, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, MCHENRY COUNTYWOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS. Champion Mortgage Co., Plaintiff, vs. Mary Louise H. Kuck a/k/a Louise H. Kuck, et al. Defendants, 13CH 379. Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY – WOODSTOCK ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, for American General Mortgage Loan Trust 2010-1 American General Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2011-1 Plaintiff, vs. James H. Spann, Jr; Delia G. Gates; Baxter Credit Union; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 967 11011 Berltsum Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as a defendant(s) therein and praying for a judgment of foreclosure and sale and other relief, that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before August 20, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU.

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4/$200

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Bedroom Set – 5 piece, Queen Size 4 poster Bed, Matching Nightstand, Dresser & Armoire. $325 815-568-8036 Bombay table: pedestal, 24 round, 26 high $60 847-515-3986 Brass Bed & Footboard Queen size, $200. 815-385-9383

CABINET ~ OAK

TV/Entertainment Center, $100. You buy and get a FREE TV! 815-385-2496 ~ 847-409-2490

Kitchen Set - Table & 4 Chairs – Solid Oak, $115. 815-568-8036 Mattress. Brand New. Sealy. Queen. $400 815-568-3621 PaPa San Chair - w/Ottoman & Extra Set of Covers - $35 815-568-8036 POWER RECLINER – Best Brand w/ hand remote. Purchased at Classic Oaks. Almost New – Like New. Brown toned. $250 OBO. 847-659-1852 Recliner. Light burgundy. Excellent cond. Moving, must sell. $50 OBO. 815-344-4709 Red Leather Couch & Love Seat Great Condition, $300 obo 847-516-2711

ROCKING CHAIR

224-381-5675

ROCKING CHAIR

Solid wood, $70 815-385-4353 Roll Top Desk and chair. Dark walnut. $100 815-385-4353 ROOM DIVIDER - Hand carved wood room divider: Very ornate hand carved honeycomb & grape vine design details in hardwood. 3 panel 60” wide by 72”. Tall, absolutely gorgeous. $185. Call Dennis at 224.629.3600 (leave message)

Room dividers (2): rattan $50 815-385-4353 SOFA TABLE, Smoked Glass, oak base, $50 815-385-4353 Sofa: Antique sofa, 2 arm chairs, very well built 250.00 815-355-3215 Solid Oak 42” Round Pedestal Table w/2 leafs, 4 chairs, Like new $225. 623-888-1538

CHINA CABINET

With glass doors, 50 + years old. $250.00 224-381-5675 China Cabinet: Antique $150 815-355-3215

Kitchenware – Krups Thermal Programmable Coffee Maker Model FMF-514- $75; Baratza Maestro Plus Coffee Grinder - $75; 6 Saki Sets, made in Japan - $50 815-459-9072

Ladders: NEW 6', 7', & 8'

Top Brand Step, w/ paint/tool shelf. Fiberglass & Alum. $45, $65, $75 save sales tax. Moving.

815-455-3555

Oreck Platinum Vacuum Cleaner: 1 yr old, original price $600, selling for $200/OBO please call 815-403-2915 Sewing machine, Singer, portable, new in box $65 847-515-3986 Vacuum – Hoover – Self-Propelled Wind Tunnel – Good Condition $20. 847-497-4104 Wet/Dry Vacuum – 3Hp, 20 gal. Good shape , Strong $45. 815-479-0492

Table & Chairs - Formica top, white leather & Brass, One of a Kind. $200. 815-459-8811

TABLE - IKEA

With 4 chairs, like new! $95. 815-742-1631

Table: round oak 50” $80 815-385-4353

Tables Glass & 2 End Tables

and 1 coffee table, $150/all 815-444-9550 TRUNK-like rattan coffee and end tables. $75 815-385-4353

TV Stand for Flat Screen Oak, 58” longx33”high, $10. 815-823-2929

22 Rifle Scope: Weaver D6. Needs caps for adjusters $20. 815-363-9636 WINCHESTER 12 GA SHOTGUN Semi-Auto. Great Condition $250. 815-354-7364 Woodstock

DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! Northwest Classified Call 800-589-8237 or www.nwherald.com

Electric Lift for Wheel Chair or Scooter – Harmar AL055 Operates w/power inside vehicle, 200lb capacity - $400. 815-527-7362 Hospital Bed. Electric. Side rails. Mattress+add'l air mattress, lifting bar. $350. 815-455-3569

Concrete fountain top, “Little boy looking into bird bath” $35 262-203-0244 EVERGREEN TREES - 2 beautiful very healthy Dwarf Alberta Spruce trees, bright green foliage, densely branched, retains a perfect conical shape, 5-6 foot tall, 4 feet wide, Buyer to dig up and transport. 2 @ $65. 815 477-9023 Folding Chairs (4). Wood Slatted. Pre-1950's. Original Jewel Tea Co. Asking $99/all. 815-338-4829 Gas Powered Weed-Wacker: YARD-MAN, very good condition. Starts & runs well. Very Powerful. $55 815-675-2155

Lawn Mower: Murray, 6HP, 22” blade, runs great, $50/OBO 847-516-8015

ORTIZ LANDSCAPING Spring Clean-Up Mulch, brick patios, tree removal, maint work. Insured. 815-355-2121 Power Edger: Heavy Duty Sears, gas powered, original $275, asking $100 Johnsburg 815-385-5935 Riding Lawn Mower: Mohen, 36” cut, Runs nicely! Great Shape! $150. 815-943-5319 TRACTOR ATTACHMENTS Gravely walk behind tractor attachments. 38" mower deck $125, snow blower $225. 262-877-2730 WOODS RD6000 MOWER DECK 60", 3 point attachment. $850. 262-877-2730

YARD SWING

Reclining with 2 seats with basket and cup holder, complete with pads, $75. 815-943-7757

AIR COMPRESSOR - pancake type. Runs well, it's a oil type pump so it will last longer than the oilless type $75. 815-675-2155

BAND SAW

14” vertical, metal or wood, on metal stand, durable speed, like new! $175/obo 708-363-2004

BELT SANDER

Craftsman 6”x48” on metal stand, 9” disk sander on side. $175, very good condition! 708-363-2004 Gas Generator : AGTronics, Electronic Ignition – New, 8Hp Briggs & Stratton Engine 450-800 amps, 2 – 1/10 single phase, 240 single phase breaker $399 firm. 815-479-0492

Walker Rollator

Like new with brakes and basket. $60. 815-653-4612

4 5' sections of 6 inch bee vents $35 815-648-2016 Army Boxes 12” sq. x 4' long, Steel, Lockable For Storage, Food, Guns, Papers, Tornado Supplies. Very Handy $65, 815-569-2277

Marble top, faucet, like new, remodeling, “ REDUCED” only $50. 815-355-0599 BOOKS - Western mostly, paper back & hard cover. Asking Price: 50 cents to a dollar. Best Time To Call: 8:00AM – 6:00PM 847-458-4062

CERAMIC TILE

Cobalt blue and hunter green. $15/box, 20 boxes total. 815-653-4612 Cisco VOIP phone systems and AT&T phone systems – Ethernet – All for $95obo. 815-337-2911

DINNERWARE - 46 PIECES

Set of Fairwinds, The Friendship of Salem, brown, exc cond, $350. 847-807-9156 Electric Adapter & Resent Plug for your Shore Station Wheel Lift $50. 815-790-8213 Grease Gun w/flex hose Very Good Condition. $15. 815-363-9636 Hooded Gas Grill (used) Paid $300, asking $85. Call Michael 815-236-9120. Inflatable raft: 2 person, heavy duty, 12 volt trolling motor, 2 plastic oars incl., perfect for boat dinghy $60 firm 224-241-1775 Leather Saddle (Western Style) Call Michael 815-236-9120.

Fine Woodworking and Fine Home Building Magazines, Multiple Years. 815-385-5145 PHONE CASE OTTERBOX COMMUTER MODEL phone cover for SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 all black, no screen protector incl., Purchased for $34.95, ASKING ONLY $15, Cash Only, Crystal Lake 815-690-0527 Text or lv msg PHONE CASE: OTTERBOX COMMUTER MODEL phone cover for HTC ONE M7 grey & pink, no screen protector incl., Purchased for $34.95, ASKING ONLY $15, Cash Only, Crystal Lake 815-690-0527 Text or lv msg Pony Cart, seats 2, rubber tires. Call Michael 815-236-9120 Porcelain dolls. $5/each 779-444-2042 R/C Light Simulator for Computer Over 70 aircraft to fly and 25 realistic flying sights, $95. 815-578-0212 Safety Net for Trampoline brand new, 14 feet, $99. 815-742-1631 Star Wars R2D2 Pop/Beer Cooler - $35 815-455-2066 aft. 6pm

CYMBOL - 15” Crash Sabian

Xplosion. Great Condition, $85. 847-404-7806 DRUM HEADS – Brand New. Evans EC2s. 12”, 13” & 16” toms. 14” snare. 20” bass. $85. 847-404-7806 DRUM PAD – Brand New. HQ, 12”x12” Evans Real Feel. Realistic Durable Texture. $25. 847-404-7806 Guitar. Westone Spectrum DX 1986. Mint cond. Incl case. $175. 815-578-0212 Piano & Bench: Kimball Upright Manufactured in 1962, Maple Wood, Needs Tuning, U Haul $300/obo 815-482-6884

Pianos Quality Pre-Owned Pianos Delivered & Warrantied 815-334-8611 SNARE DRUM – 14”x5” Maple Gretch. Excellent Condition. New Heads. List $240, sell $120. 847-404-7806 SNARE DRUM CASE – New. Humes & Berg. 6.5”x14”. 1½” soft liner w/ strap. 847-404-7806 SNARE DRUM STAND – Very Heavy Duty – Gibralter. Very Good Condition. $55. 847-404-7806

Adorable Puppies

TABLE SAW ~ Professional – 10” tilting arbor, 1Hp - 3' x 5' table w/wheels, portable or stationary, Excellent Condition $200. 815-479-0492

Petland

FISH TANK

55 gallon with wood stand and lights, $125. 847-212-6504 Golden Retriever Puppies. 4 generations excellent OFA. Light color. Ready. Vet checked, see online ad 815-337-4624 Invisible Fence Dog Collars – For use with your invisible fence system 2 collars, $50. 815-790-8213

Wood Lathe ~ Craftsman

12x36, with or without motor on custom wood bench. $125/obo. 708-363-2004

DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! Northwest Classified Call 800-589-8237

ELECTRIC BUG ZAPPER Portable, Removable Trays $25 firm. 630-896-5393 Outdoor Grill – Electric, Clean, Well Cared For, Pedestal Style - $39 815-459-5983 after 5pm WEBER grill igniter kit Brand New!, For Genesis Silver/Gold/Platinum 2002 & Newer. $10. 815-347-8251 WEBER Smokey Grill -18” New Condition - $50 815-344-1699 Window AC Unit – Fedders Model A3X05FZA, 5000 BTU. Very Good Condition- $45. 815-363-9636

Airsoft gun: Stinger P311 6mm Works like new, $23 815-823-2929 Bear Compound Bow, Adjustable wt., Used very little, very good condition $149. 815-363-9636 Dart Board. Wood. Enclosed. Hand made. Safe Point. Like new. $50 OBO. 815-344-4709 Field & Stream - scrapeline hangon stand, brand new. Light weight w/ large platform & seat. $85 obo 815-566-1155 Field & Stream primetime lite climbing stand. brand new $150 obo 815-566-1155 Golf Balls – Like New. $5 for 1 Dozen 847-842-8335 Days Gorilla - King Kong HX climber Brand new. $150 obo 815-566-1155 Gorilla king kong HX hang on stand Brand new. $100 obo. 815-566-1155 Ladder Stand - Basic 2 man stand. Brand New $100 obo 815-566-1155 Ladder stand - Deluxe w/double foot platform, seat & gun rest. Brand new -$150 obo 815-566-1155

Kittens (2) 12 weeks old. Must go together to a wonderful home. Call before 4pm. 224-333-0734

CARY 353 Mildred Ave

Antiques, Kitchenware, Bedding, African Art (circa 1950's), Men's Stuff (Hardware & Tools), Lawn & Garden, & so much more. CHEAP!

CARY THURS & FRI AUG 1 & 2 8AM - 3PM

PADDLE BOAT Aqua Mate - 4 person paddle boat blue, Great Condition, all parts working $200obo. Great price don't miss this one. 815-353-9262 or 815-353-8714 PING-PONG TABLE New, rarely used, $50. 815-575-1388 POOL TABLE FOR SALE 8 year old pool table American Heritage great condition, claw legs, leather pockets 5 cue sticks, plus Budweiser pool table light. $800 OBO Contact Amy @8157936886 Scout hang on tree stand Armrests, shooting rail, saddle bags & footrest. oversize platform. $85 obo 815-566-1155

SKIS ~ (2) SETS

With bag, 1pair of poles & boots. $40. 224-523-1569 Summit Viper Infinity Climbing Stand. Brand new $175 obo 815-566-1155 Tent – Family Size - 9' x 17, Canvas, $60. 847-497-4104 TENT – Sleeps 8. +8 sleeping bag. Canvas tote for tent. $75 total. 815-385-9383 Turkey Decoy: Full Strut Tom w/movable fan. Brand new in box. $45 obo. 815-566-1155 Turkey Decoy: Primos Killer B Brand New - Never Used. $70 obo 815-566-1155

Racing Wheel & Pedals – MC2 for Playstation Systems 1 & 2, Xbox & Gamecube, Includes: Durable stick, shift, gas/brake pedals, & steering wheel. In original box. Excellent Condition - $55 815-356-9620

V.Smile learning system.

2046 Waverly Ln EVERYTHING MUST GO! 4403 MAPLELEAF DRIVE 8am-4:00pm Friday August 2 and Saturday August 3. Home sale....all must go! TVs, furniture, appliances, construction materials, tools and more. Priced to go! PICKERS WELCOME!

McHenry

Thurs & Fri 8am-4pm Sat 9am-12noon 3706 W. MAPLE AVENUE Antiques, tools, Delta band saw, Delta table jigsaw, household, clothes, sports gear, & much more.

WAUCONDA

CAN'T GET ENOUGH BEARS NEWS? Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

ALGONQUIN

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 9am-3pm Home décor, Household items, Toys-new & used, Baby Items, Kid and Adult Clothes, Freezer, Jogging Stroller, Seasonal Items. Too Much To List!

CARY

1110 Leah Drive Thursday 8/1 and Friday 8/2 from 9-5

128 Hubbard Ct Friday Aug 2 & Saturday Aug 3 from 9 am - 4pm Huge Sale, lots of items, Collectibles, Furniture, Precious Moments, Antiques, John Deere mower, Tools, Christmas and More!

WOODSTOCK

St. Judes Garage Sale All proceeds go to the hospital. So come get a great deal and do a good deed at the same time!

CARY

365 Sterling Circle

Furniture, jewelry, small appliances, household & MORE!

Dining Set w/ China Cabinet, Upholstered Chairs, Loveseat, TV w/stand, and much more that must go! Early furniture viewing available 847-209-0876

2009 Red Barn Road Fri/Sat 9-5... Sun Noon to 4 Antiques, LIKE NEW American Made Amish & Mission furniture. Lazy Boys. kitchenware, artwork, tools, much more.

WOODSTOCK 211 GLEN AVE Furniture: 1950's and 1970's. Vintage Tell City and Willette golden beryl maple. Lawn and garden tools, rowing machine, Franciscan Earthenware. Entire household must go.

HEBRON 10406 Button Rd

CARY

6720 Hunters Path Near Crystal Lake Ave & Silver Lake

Thur. & Fri. 8am-3pm Sat. 8am-12noon

THURS, FRI, SUN. 9-4

THURS, FRI, SAT AUG 1, 2, 3 8:30AM - 5PM 1117 MITCHELLE ST. Dishes, chairs, medical scooter, wheelchair, LOTS of jewelry & MUCH MORE!!

Lots of furniture, household items, strollers, gardening supplies and more!

CARY DOWNSIZING MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE

351High Rd. August 3rd & 4th

Thurs, Fri, Sat 8:30am-3:30pm 29th ANNUAL

Sat 9am-4pm Sun 9am-3pm

MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE CRAFT FAIR

Antique Furniture, Cabinets, & Misc Items.

SUNDAY, OCT 20 10AM - 4PM

HUNTLEY

815-455-8580 http://bit.ly/mccfair2013 ECKEL'S MCHENRY FLEA MARKET

3705 WEST ELM MON 4-8, THURS & FRI 11-5 SAT & SUN 8-5 815-363-3532

Antiques, books, records, tools, household items, kitchenware, clothes, art picture works, furniture, electronics, computer parts TOO MUCH MORE TO LIST! PRICED TO SELL!

Cary MOVING & STORAGE SPACE SALE

Fri & Sat 9am-5pm 310 Tuxedo Lane

FRI & SAT 8-5 Algonquin - East Side

9958 DALTON DR.

Thursday & Friday 10am - 4pm

2 TVs, all household, kitchenware, furniture, linen, jewelry, new purses, sports equipment and much miscellaneous.

Household items, garden tools, frames, adult clothing, small furniture, 2 adult bikes, tools, garbage cans, fire pit, jewelry, Xmas décor & MORE!

810 Oceola Dr. Rt 62, South on Hubbard St.

CARY

Southwind Sub.

MARENGO

Retired Contractor Selling Tools, Power & Hand, New and Used Nails, Screws, Hardware, LOTS!! Housewares, large plant stand with grow lights, cribs, quilt books & supplies!!

HUGE SALE QUALITY ITEMS 24406 W. Grant Hwy (Rt 20) DOWNSIZERS ESTATE SALES CONSIGNMENT LIQUIDATION SALE Thurs, Fri, Sat 9-5 CASH ONLY Big savings on hundreds of items from over a dozen estates. Jewelry, 1000 DVD movies, appliances including washer / dryer dishwasher, refrigerator, furniture including antique and contemporary dining sets, bedroom sets/deco bedroom set, sofa's, tools, lawn equipment, patio furniture, 50 year old liquor bottles, antiques, new automotive accessories, huge gas leaf blower, records, stereo equipment, 2 John Deere riding mowers, Craftsman chain saw, Honda Big Red three wheeler, Kids toys, power tools, sail boat, many small collectibles. TOO MUCH TO LIST! Visit our Downsizers site at www.estatesales.net for photo's 815-766-1611

McHENRY 4710 Bonner Dr

ALGONQUIN

1132 Sawmill Lane

Great stuff - air hockey, furniture, clothes, games, dvds, ceiling fans, and much more.

ALGONQUIN

1330 N. Parkview Terrace

Pub table w/ stools, roll top desk, corner hutch, lots home decor & much MORE!

& GARAGE SALE Aug 1, 2 & 3 9am – 5pm

A MUST SEE SALE! MANY ITEMS BRAND NEW! Don't See What You're Looking For Today? Check Back Tomorrow! Never The Same Paper Twice! Northwest Classified 800-589-8237 www.nwherald.com

980 CHANCERY LN. TONS of children's clothing & toys

CRYSTAL LAKE

1780 Andover Lane King's Gate West

Thursday-Saturday 9-3 Tons of clothes, toys, video games, boy's Schwinn bike.

CRYSTAL LAKE

GARAGE SALE Thur, Fri, Sat. 8/1, 8/2, 8/3 9 am- 3 pm

ALGONQUIN

Tools; Machine, Hand & Power (For All Trades: Auto – Yard). Building Supplies, Collectibles, Sporting Goods, Antiques, Games, (5) Patio Sets, Household Appl, Auto Parts, Bikes & Custom '89 S-10 Pickup w/ only 27,000 miles.

THURS, FRI, SAT AUG 1, 2, 3 9AM - 3PM

Aug 1-3, Thur thru Sat. 10am – 4pm

2 FAMILY

WANTED TO BUY: Vintage or New, working or not. Bicycles, Outboard motors, fishing gear, motorcycles or mopeds, chainsaws, tools etc. Cash on the spot. Cell: 815-322-6383

Sat & Sun 9-2 All Prices Negotiable! Must See Sale! Tons of Kitchen Items, Xmas Halloween & Easter Decor, Electronics, Home Decor, Clothes, Books & More! Honda Motorcycle $1,000! Everything Must Go! Make An Offer!!!

Wed 7/31 thru Fri 8/2 9:00-4:00

W/2 controllers and 4 games. $60. 847-659-1464

Antique and Modern Guns

ALGONQUIN

271 CHARLOTTE COURT

Magnum Hunter Xl hang on stand, Oversized platform & footrest. Brand new. $60 obo. 815-566-1155 METAL BASKETBALL HOOP - $25 (DeKalb) Metal basketball hoop. Black color. Call 815-751-0115

MCHENRY

1041 & 1061 Kingsmill Drive

POOL CHEMICALS - 18 3” chlorine tabs, 10 lbs of alkalinity increaser 15lbs. ph pluse 1 bottle of 50 new test strips and other miscellaneous pool chemicals. $50. call any time 847-989-5599

815-353-7668 KAT 6 year old female Dilute Torti DMH. I don't spend too much time or energy trying to fight the stuff I can't change. With life, you get out what you put in. www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

Team Jennifer is hosting an online auction to raise money for the Chicago Get Your Rear In Gear 5k run/walk. The auction will be 10 a.m. Aug. 3 to 3 p.m. Aug. 10. Items in auction include handmade jewelry, Mary Kay products, artwork, and gas cards. Auction can be accessed at www.32auctions.com/jen. Team Jennifer is walking in memory of Jennifer Edgerton who passed away on March 23, 2013 at the age of 37. All funds raised will go to the Cancer Coalition,a non-profit organization working to educate and increase screening rates for colon cancer. For information, call Shaun Will at 815-260-1818.

CRYSTAL LAKE

Lionel & American Flyer Trains

Wire Spool Racks

Electrical, 2 wheel, 4 wheel, $85/ea 847-302-7009

PENNY 4 month old female Beagle mix Predictions seem frivolous when I've seen the future. I see us together walking and enjoying each other's company. We just fit! www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

Old Lever Actions, Winchesters, Marlins, Savages, etc. Old Pistols and Revolvers. Cash for Collection. FFL License 815-338-4731

TOOL SET - 3 piece RYOBI 18V, DRILL, CHAIN SAW, RIGHT ANGLE DRILL CHARGER INCLUDED asking $50 OBO call 815-321-3963 or 815-385-6501 works great

Auction to benefit Cancer Coalition

Friday & Saturday Aug 2 & 3, 9am-3pm

Bathroom Vanity 48” Oak Base

PATIO UMBRELLA

SCROLL SAW 18”, variable speeds, wood, like new! Many blades, $95/obo. 708-363-2004

LUCKY 8 month old male American Blue Heeler mix. I'm so grateful to people who make me happy. Everyone deserves friends that are smart, warm and caring. Do you agree? www.helpingpaws.net 815-338-4400

Bath vanities: 2 oak vanities w/ stone basin, 1 24” @ $50 and 1 26” like new @ $70 815-675-2216

6126 Northwest Hwy (Next to Jewel, Rt 14 & Main 815-455-5479

With Case, 16”, Just Sharpened $25 815-334-9038 7am- 6pm

- M & F, black, brown & yellow. Great hunting & show line. Vet checked, shots.

Works great, $400/firm. 815-653-4612

Gas Trimmer Plus Blower

Poulan Gas Chain Saw

LABRADOR PUPPIES

Scooter Outdoor ~ Rascal

All puppies come with * Health Warranty * Free Vet Visit * Free Training DVD * Financing Available

Miller Genuine Draft – New, yellow & Black, For Outdoor Use. $35 815-790-8213

KITTENS.(2) Female & male, need to be together, TABBIES TIGER STRIPED, brown, beige, lovely & playful, FREE TO GOOD HOME 847-639-3916

MOTORIZED POWER WHEELCHAIR, Pride Jazzy Z-Chair, Excellent condition, $350, Crystal Lake, 815-236-4434

MAGAZINES~FREE

Ryobi 31CG 15”, Starts and Runs Like New - $25 815-334-9038 7am-6pm

Gray & Black. Good Cond. $35. 847-659-1464

40”x19”x23”, $150.00. 224-381-5675 CHINA CABINET - $50.00 or best offer. Sturdy some scratches but very pretty, comes apart for easy moving. 815-272-8849

KITCHEN CABINETS 1950's real pine cabinets, great for garage or basement. About 8 pieces all knotty pine. Must see to appreciate. Also the pieces of pine left over. Asking $150. Call see how wonderful these items are. 847-529-2802

King size bed frame, plantation style 125.00 815-355-3215

Chair- Office Task Desk Chair CHEST ~ OAK

KING SIZE BED SKIRT - Creamed colored, cotton w/beautiful hand crocheted trim, very pretty, excellent condition, $45, 815-477-9023. Kirby G4 Vacuum w/attachments, storage caddy, bags, portable, shampooer, spray gun. It does it all! $125. 623-888-1538

Lawn Aerator - Pull behind tractor 40" very good condition. $40 firm. 815-675-2155. Lawn Mower – YardMan For Parts Needs Blade $10. 847-658-3641 Call Mornings

2 Lane Recliners - Brown Leather Great Shape - $100 ea. Cash 815-459-8811 after 4pm

Bar stools w/tan seats: Rattan

Edger/Trimmer, Yard Man 3.75HP, $125 847-854-7980 Keurig – Barely Used, Single or Double Cups, Holds 8 cups of Water, $75 firm. 623-680-1637

Kidney Shape pond insert & 2 waterfall trays, $50 262-203-0244

Stearns & Foster Mattress – Queen, Boxsprings & Frame $175. 847-409-1838

2 Twin Beds – Wicker Headboard, Box Spring & Sealy Mattress $400. 815-790-8213

Comforter Set – King Size, Off White, Includes: Comforter, Shams w/Pillows, Maroon Velor Skirt, Pillows & 72” Rd. Tablecloth, Used 2 Days $65. 847-854-7980

w/3 storage drawers under bed White. $175/OBO 847-659-1464

$50.00. Skid Steer Tire , 12 x 16.5 on Rim. Came off CAT 246 - $250 for both 815-569-2277 Taylor-Way Disk for 3 point tractor hitch 6' wide, $300/OBO 815-648-2016 Western-style leather saddle $150. Call Michael 815-236-9120.

AQUASCAPE POND All water fall and skimmer boxes all filters, 2-pumps 1/3 &1/6 hp, 2 floating deicers, all hoses & filters Great Bargain - $400obo 815-353-9262 or 815-353-8714 Beautiful Bone China Plates-Set of 6 Royal Albert Moonlight Rose 101/2-inch Dinner Plates- 22-Carat Trim - Dishwasher safe. $100 Cash only -pick up in Geneva. Email: amkks@ymail.com

DAYBED White Frame w/Floral End Caps Matching Vanity Table & Chair. $50. 815-236-2319

Loud Speaker: CPI. Heavy aluminum. Works Great $20. 815-363-9636

TV: Toshiba, 36” Color - Works Great $35. 847-409-1838

3-piece Canister Set w/matching cookie jar. White ribbed ceramic w/locked vacuum seals & wooden spoons – Moving $40. 623-888-1538

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SAT, AUG 3 9AM - 5PM NO EARLY BIRDS! 605 CONCORD CT. Off of Huntington Tools, carpet tools, carpet stretcher, lawn edger, new items, 3 doors with hardware, like new shoes, clothes, purses, toys & MUCH MORE!!

185 Lakeshore Drive 8/1-8/2: Loft bed with desk, European sized bunks and crib, books, camping gear,snow blowers, lawn tools, mower and more!! 8-1 only!! Crystal Lake 2 family garage sale! Thurs & Fri 8am-5pm 457 E. Crystal Lake Ave Pampered Chef retired, Thirty-One retired, vintage stove, furniture, kids playhouse, outdoor toys, small appliances, books, CD's, movies, decor/linens, artwork, holiday, collectibles, toys, tv's, computer components/ peripherals, bed rails/frame, 2 Kodak 800 carousel w/ trays, neurosmith phonics, girlsboys-womens-mens clothes, purses, shoes, Rothschild coat, flower girl dresses, set of zuzu's/habitats, sit & spin, scooters, much more! SEARCH FROM OVER 70,000 NEW & USED AUTOS! NWHerald.com brings you Northwest Wheels, the area's best online auto search. Visit NWHerald.com/wheels today!


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