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8OBITUARIES ELLA SUE HARMON Born: Nov. 18, 1933; in Athens, Tenn. Died: Aug. 1, 2013; in Maple Park LILY LAKE – Ella Sue Harmon, 79, of Lily Lake, passed away Aug. 1, 2013, at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family following a short, but fierce battle with cancer that broke her body, but never her spirit. She was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Athens, Tenn., the daughter of Peter and Nellie (Vincent) Womac. She is survived by five children, Linda (Scott) Stouffer of Maple Park, Donald (Pamela) Harmon of St. Charles, Pamela (Kevin) Bohlin of Elgin, Gordon (Betsy) Harmon of Lockport and Alex Harmon of Lily Lake; 12 grandchildren, Amanda Bohlin, Derek Harmon, David (Stephanie McCord) Stouffer, Robert (Jacque) Harmon, Ashley Bohlin, Katie Stouffer, Mike Bohlin, Jessica Stouffer, Jared Harmon, Joshua Samuels, Brittany Harmon and Ben Harmon; seven siblings, Raymond (Mary) Womac, Dorothy Crisp, Nina Boyd, Arlin (Pat) Womac, James (Becky) Womac, Betty King and P.J. Womac; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a countryside of friends both here and in Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Nellie Womac; her husband, Willis; three siblings, Charlie Arnold Womac, Fraymond Womac and Ruby Bright; and one nephew, Ronnie Bright. The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate her faith will be Monday, Aug. 5, at Wasco Baptist Church, 4N783 Old La Fox Road, Wasco. There will be a brief visitation from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. before the service at 10:30 a.m.

The Rev. Bruce Miller will officiate and interment will follow at Lily Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Ella Sue’s name. Checks may be made to the “Ella Sue Harmon Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes also may be forwarded to the same address or on the Web at www.conleycare. com, where you can find her full life story. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

KATHLEEN M. MALLEY Born: July 5, 1949; in Moline Died: Aug. 1, 2013; in Winfield AURORA – Kathleen M. Malley, 64, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, surrounded by her family. She was born July 5, 1949, in Moline, the daughter of Howard and Mary Jane (Collins) Miller. Kathleen graduated from United Township High School in East Moline. She enjoyed singing and doing crossword puzzles. She was an avid sports fan and particularly loved football and basketball. However, her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her three daughters, Kristin (Sean) O’Reilly of Shelby Township, Mich., Kate (fiancée Jason Seelye) of St. Charles and Kara (fiancée Noel Castaneda) of Aurora; her grandchildren, Sean, Natalie and Kyle O’Reilly, Connor Malley and Kendall Seelye; her mother, Mary Jane Miller of O’Fallon; her brother, Kurt Miller of O’Fallon; and Kevin Malley of Aurora. She was preceded in death by her

MARIAELENA ‘HELEN’ MARTINEZ Born: Aug. 20, 1925; in Mexico Died: Aug. 1, 2013; in Geneva ST. CHARLES – MariaElena “Helen” Martinez, 87, of St. Charles, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva. She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Mexico, the daughter of Salvador and Belen (Juarez) Zamudio. She is survived by her sons, Daniel E. (Janet) Martinez and Enrique “Rick” T. Martinez; grandchildren, Mandella B. Erikson (Helge Erikson), Christina M.R. Martinez, Katie Gillespie and Jeffrey Gillespie; and great-grandchildren, Soren D. Erikson, Cole L. Erikson, Janessa R. Hayes and Anya J. Erikson; brothers, Henry (Sue) Zamudio and Sal (Sandy) Zamudio; sisters, Guadalupe (Fidencio) Perez and Beatriz (Dolores) Ramirez; brother-in-law, Dario Guerra; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her children, Jo Lynn and Jose; her parents; and a sister, Josephine Guerra. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at St. Mary’s

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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Corwith Hamill: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at The Little Home Church by the Wayside in Wayne. Alfred C. “Red” LeFeber: Memorial services will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati with full military honors. Susan M. (nee Brazill) Tegeler: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at First Baptist Church of Geneva, east campus, 2425 Keslinger Road, Geneva, where she will lie in state from 10

father. The visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, with Father Thomas H. Cargo officiating. Private burial will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in East Moline. For information, call 630-2328233 or visit www.malonefh.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@shawmedia.com. a.m. until the service. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva.

Lions Club to host spaghetti dinner ELBURN – The Elburn Lions Club will serve a free spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at 500 Filmore St., Elburn. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations will be accepted for Elburn Lions Charities. For information, visit www.elburnlions.com.

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Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin. The visitation will continue Monday morning in the church from 9:15 a.m. until the Mass. Memorials may be given in her name to the Leukemia Foundation. For information, call 847-7422100 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

JOSHUA MARTIN SWEET Born: Nov. 20, 1995; in Aurora Died: Aug. 1, 2013 GENEVA – Joshua Martin Sweet, 17, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. He was born Nov. 20, 1995, in Aurora, the son of Todd M. and Margie M. (nee Ostrowski) Sweet. Josh was an athletic guy. He played football for seven years with the Tri-City Chargers Youth Football League. He also played football in middle school at Geneva North before playing for three years at Geneva High School. He was slated to play defensive end this year for the Vikings. His favorite sport, however, was lacrosse. He’s played since he was a freshman in high school for the Geneva High School club team. He also played the last two summers with the New Wave Summer Travel Team. He was active in Christ Community Church, where he was

involved with the Kids World Tech Team for the past six years. He also was active in several youth ministries through the church. Josh was very generous with his time. He volunteered in several organizations, including Geneva All Sports Booster, Marklund and TriCity Chargers. He liked to hang out with friends and play video games, especially XBox. He is survived by his parents, Todd M. and Margie M. Sweet; a brother, Jacob M. Sweet; paternal grandparents, Charles M. (Ann T.) Sweet and maternal grandparents, Richard (MaryAnn) Ostrowski; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his stillborn sister, Courtney Ann Sweet. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the church. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva. Josh could usually be found wearing a hoodie and lacrosse shorts. His family asks that those attending Josh’s services come as they are, dressing in relaxed attire like Josh would have. In lieu of flowers, donations in Josh’s memory may be directed to Christ Community Church Benevolence Fund, 37W100 Bolcum Road., St. Charles, IL 60175. For information, contact Moss-Norris Funeral Home at 630584-2000 or www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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Beats out 500 other racers to capture title By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com

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GENEVA – Melanie Kohout said she was in disbelief after being named the All American Soap Box Derby World Rally Masters Champion last weekend. The 16-year-old Geneva racer said earning the championship title was a goal she’s had since she started racing soap box cars at age 8. She competed July 27 with nearly 500 other racers in Akron, Ohio, including more than 40 racers in the masters rally division. “It’s kind of unbelievable because it’s so hard to win while you’re in Akron,” she said. “This was my seventh year [at Akron], and I kind of didn’t really expect to win.” In 2011, Kohout placed seventh in the masters rally race in Akron. Racers work their way up from stock division to superstock, and finally to the masters rally division. Kohout said soap box derbies involve vehicles without any engine power. Racers typically build their own cars, perch them on ramps and let gravity power them through a race. A racer steers the soap box car to the finish line. Kohout’s purple soap box car helped her race to victory last weekend, and she walked away undefeated. She competed with her stepsister, Grace Iglehart, 16, who also raced in the masters rally division. Iglehart made it through the first round of racing, but was defeated in the second round. Kohout said she initially got into soap box derby racing because her stepfather, Stan Iglehart, had done it when he was younger, and her siblings also were involved. She said she loves competing alongside her sister, who also has been racing in soap box derbies since age 8. Kohout said part of the secret to winning a soap box derby championship is mak-

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Vehicle parade kicks off festival By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com NORTH AURORA – The youngsters lining Oak Street screamed “they’re coming!” as a line of fire trucks and police cars headed down the street. North Aurora Days kicked off in loud fashion Friday night with the popular Emergency Vehicle Lights and Sirens Parade. Reegan Barr, 8, and her younger sister, Erin, 6, of North Aurora had a close view of the parade as they sat on a blanket near the street. The parade featured both current and antique police cars and fire trucks, including an antique fire truck from the Aurora Regional Fire Museum. “I thought the old-fashioned fire truck was kid of cool,” Reegan said. Watching the parade is an annual tradition for the family. “It’s a great kickoff for the North Aurora Days weekend,” said their father, John Barr. For 18-month-old Quinn Humble of North Aurora, it was his first parade. “He liked it,” said his father, Chris Humble. “There were a few moments of stress. It was a little loud.” Humble and his wife have lived in North Aurora for 10 years. “It’s just a cool town,” he said. “It definitely has a small town atmosphere.”. As part of Friday’s activities, North Aurora Village President Dale Berman paid tribute to former village trustee Max Herwig, who served as the North Aurora Days Committee chairman for many years. North Aurora village trustees recently approved a proclamation declaring Friday to be Max Herwig Day in the village. Herwig died June 4 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was 67. “I was very proud of his commitment to the community,” Berman said. Berman presented Her-

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Art’s afire in Geneva with plan to use hydrants as canvas er appreciation for art in general.” Art on Fire does not have a specific theme for the fire hydrants, but artists are encouraged to use the surrounding environment in their designs. No inappropriate graphics, words, political messages or ads are allowed. Camouflage or other colors or designs that lower the hydrants’ visibility will not be allowed. “Obviously we want to bring art into the community, but we do not want to compromise public safety,” Stahr said. The deadline to submit designs is 5 p.m. Aug. 30. Applications can be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to the City of Geneva, Attention: Art on Fire, 22 S. First St. Geneva, IL 60134. Artists will be notified if their design is approved, and they can paint a selected hydrant between Sept. 1 and Oct. 1. Information, guidelines and an application packet are available at City Hall, the Geneva Fire Department Headquarters, 200 East Side Drive and on the city’s website at www.geneva.il.us.

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GENEVA – Artists will have a new canvas to consider this fall as Geneva is launching its “Art on Fire” hydrant design program, officials said. Artists are being invited to submit designs for review to be painted on the city’s 1,860 hydrants. City staff will review and approve all designs. The artist will adopt and paint the fire hydrant, ultimately allowing creative artwork throughout the city, spokesman Kevin Stahr said. Mayor Kevin Burns inspired the program and had wanted to do this for a long time, Stahr said. Burns said he hoped the program would “ignite” the artistic spirit of the community while strengthening Geneva as a cultural arts destination. “Art that is accessible and conspicuous is art that ultimately engages the young and the old alike,” Burns said in a text message. “Art on Fire was created to spark creativity among our citizens and businesses and foster a great-

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Kindergarten debate deserves swift resolution Geneva School District 304 was on the verge of offering families all-day kindergarten in 2008, but then the economy imploded, and the idea was put on hold. Many parents’ appetites for the district to expand upon its half-day offerings remain strong, though, and District 304 now is willing to revisit the issue. We hope the district does

so expeditiously. It extensively studied the pros and cons of all-day kindergarten in 2008, so it would seem like a waste of time and resources to do another full-bore, committee-intensive, big-picture study of the topic. There seems to be a difference of opinion on the board about how aggressive of a timetable the board should operate under. We think it is

time for this issue to be made a priority. There is no shortage of models for Geneva to look to as it weighs the issue. While many districts statewide provide all-day kindergarten to all families, that is generally not the case in the immediate area. Batavia offers kindergarten enrichment through the local park district for a

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ling factors to mull. Fortunately, Geneva already has done much of the necessary legwork to make an informed decision. After getting an updated handle on the financial implications of the move, the Geneva board should make its decision and allow families to know what they will be dealing with in the coming years.

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Fired up about science When people are looking for a party on a Friday night, it’s rare that they decide to head to the local science laboratory. But for at least one night in the Tri-Cities, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Wilson Hall was the happening place to be. On July 26, thousands gathered to mark the arrival of a much ballyhooed electromagnet, marking the end of the magnet’s well-documented, 3,200-mile journey from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Among the large turnout was a substantial number of families with small children, and what better way to encourage a young mind’s natural curiosity about the world than turning science into a party. The magnet is the lynchpin of a new Fermilab experiment dealing with the properties of subatomic particles

fee, while Kaneland and St. Charles offer all-day kindergarten for a fee. That policy is controversial in some circles since studies have shown benefits for students with access to all-day kindergarten, seemingly penalizing children who come from families that are unable to afford paying extra for a longer day. There are many compel-

The Kane County Chronicle welcomes original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers. We limit letters to 400 words. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity at the sole discretion of the editor. Letters can be emailed to letters@kcchronicle.com, faxed to 630-444-1641 and mailed to Letters, Kane County Chronicle, 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 2, St. Charles IL 60174.

called “muons.” Fermilab went above and beyond in promoting the magnet’s movements, with science experiments set up for kids at the event, a website that provided a day-by-day account of the magnetic ring’s journey and scientists available for questions at each public sighting. Fermilab is one of the cultural and intellectual gems of the Tri-Cities area, but often what transpires on its campus escapes the public’s attention. Kudos to Fermilab for seizing the opportunity to engage the community with the magnet event. We hope to see more of the laboratory’s projects showcased to the public. Our society’s cultural tastes in the 21st century are often derided, but as the crowd July 26 proved, there remains an appetite for good, old-fashioned scientific curiosity. Even on a Friday night.

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Thank you for Sound Off We enjoy reading the Sound Off column. It gives us a time to vent. I never put anything in there that I would not want to sign with my name. We all enjoy the privilege of it, and with any topic we can put in. Thank you for the Sound Off.

Beautiful bridge I simply just want to congratulate any and all involved in the planning and the construction of the Red Gate Bridge. It’s beautiful and very useful for many of us.

The facts on food stamps The political cartoon in [a

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recent] Kane County Chronicle shows the true liberalism in not presenting all of the known facts that the media uses, including the Kane County Chronicle for printing it. The cartoon shows a large elephant, a symbol of the GOP, pointing a finger, stating that the food stamp program needs to go on a diet. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, is not going anywhere. Since 2008, the food stamp program has increased in budgetary size to over $80 billion, and it affects one in seven, or 47 million residents of the United States. All food stamps programs are [administered] by the state, not the federal government. Why the food stamp bill is part of the Farm Bill is purely political because the Democrats need support for other spending, and the food stamp program has never been able to stand on its own, so add food stamps to the popular Farm Bill for support from political parties. Food stamps are

government welfare and should be part of all welfare programs, not a Farm Bill.

strations by specially trained animals. The event features the high-flying dogs of the Windy City K-9 Disc Club, as well as agility demonstrations, dog rescue organizations and animal shelters, on-site adoption services, a “stuff a dog” craft for kids for $5 and more than 70 nonprofit organizations and commercial vendors. Pet owners will be free

to walk their leashed dogs throughout Cantigny’s grounds. Visiting dogs must have current vaccination tags and be social with others. Admission to Dogs Days is free with paid parking ($5 a vehicle). For information, visit www.cantigny.org.

Taxpayers cannot fund this school district This is a message to all of the taxpayers in St. Charles District 303. Let District 303 know that you will no longer support the increase in your tax bill for school funding. We need to give them less. We have the power, as taxpayers, to give them less. Work with less, do more. That is what everyone else has had to do. District 303 thinks taxpayers are a blank check. We cannot afford District 303 any longer. We have to start making cuts, just like Chicago did. We need to close schools. We need to cut back. If it’s more than reading, writing and arithmetic, let the parent take the child to a private company to learn other skills, extracurricular activities, athletics. Times have changed. We cannot fund this school district any longer.

When the child was trapped in the sand dunes of Indiana, he had followed his dad to climb the dunes. It was reported that the area had been cordoned off as unsafe. When will people learn to obey warnings?

Officials need courage to reduce spending All levels of government just don’t get it – reduce spending. The Batavia School District wants to spend millions on an upgraded football stadium. Waubonsee Community College is giving out 4 percent raises when those in private industry are lucky to even keep their jobs. Our real estate tax bills are out of control. Does any elected official really care about this? And do they have the courage to truly reduce spending so our real estate tax bills actually go down? I truly doubt it.

A new era in St. Charles I’m a happy resident, knowing that St. Charles will be looking for a new city administrator. With a new mayor and a new city administrator, hopefully we can bring St. Charles back to what it used to be – a beautiful place to live and a great place to work. We need to also take a look at the aldermen who served with the former mayor and served with the former city administrator. Those aldermen should be replaced.

A perilous situation When you are driving north on

Route 25, and then you want to proceed west on Stearns Road, the perilous situation that you find yourself in was caused by the same people that will be running your healthcare.

A phony scandal Obama’s latest catch phrase, when referring to the IRS squandering money and Benghazi, are that they are “phony scandals.” The biggest phony scandal that Americans are dealing with is you, President Obama.

Thanks for a great time at St. Charles restaurant We would like to thank the owners and staff at the Limani Port of Greece Restaurant in St. Charles. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary there and everyone had a wonderful time, thanks to the awesome staff at the restaurant. The food was delicious; servers were prompt, attentive, and fun. Pete, Helen, Louis, Amanda, the chefs, and the rest of the staff went way beyond our expectations to make this a very special day for us, our family and friends. This restaurant was formerly the Odyssey Greek Taverna and is under new ownership as Limani Port of Greece. The food there has improved significantly under the new ownership. The restaurant is across from Charlestowne Mall. Please brave the Main Street construction and give them a try, whether for a dinner out or a group party.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Cantigny Park hosts fifth annual ‘Dog Days’ event WHEATON – Cantigny Park will host its fifth annual “Dog Days” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Guests and their pets are invited to enjoy the park together. The festival-style event will feature the Bark Park, an off-leash dog play area, plus entertaining shows and demon-

Hoops for Humanity event set for Aug. 10 AURORA – Registration is

underway for the Craig Hodges Hoops for Humanity Restore three-on-three basketball tournament set for Aug. 10, and Aug. 11, at Westfield Fox Valley Center, 4100 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. The event will benefit Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Senior- and youth-division games will be at the center. Hodges is a retired NBA player

who played for the Bulls. Old and young; male and female; experienced to no experience are invited to play. The tourney is staged by Team Hoops of Charlestown, Ind. Games are played on a halfcourt setting with a regulation goal. For information, contact Gary Darby at mrhoops@teamhoops. com.

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Thank you for my two favorite columns – Face Time and Sound Off. I especially enjoy Sound Off because there is no concern for political correctness. A person applying for a job does not need to worry about any repercussions from a letter to the newspaper, which can be found on the Internet by a potential employer. This is a real concern if the employer hates your political point of view. You give us a voice, without worry. My thanks to you, the Kane County Chronicle, you give us the freedom to let our opinion be heard. Also, I remember, as far as the Spanish at Pottawatomie Park, my grandmother whispering in Polish, so not to offend those who did not understand her. There is quite a difference today. It’s very, very sad.

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8POLICE REPORTS Geneva • Five hundred in cash was reported stolen Sunday, July 28, from a locker at Johnson Controls, 300 S. Glengarry Drive, Geneva. • A tan men’s mountain bike valued at $600 was reported stolen Tuesday, July 23, from a porch in the 300 block of Anderson Boulevard. A blue men’s bike had been left in its place. The owner of the stolen bike told police he did not own that bike, nor had he ever seen it, according to police reports. • A mailbox and wooden post valued at $85 were reported damaged Friday, July 26 in the 200 block of Cambridge Drive. • A green ceramic planter valued at $100 was reported stolen Friday, July 26 from a house in the 0-50 block of Briar Lane. The pot did not contain a plant, but dirt and gravel. • Landscaping flowers were reported pulled out and wooden benches overturned Monday, July 22, at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, 442 Williamsburg Avenue. • A purse left in a car was reported stolen Tuesday, July 23, while it was parked at Dominick’s, 2000 S. Randall Road. The purse, a gray leather Rosetti brand, was valued at $40. Combined with the $90 phone inside and $23 cash, the total loss was $163, according to reports. • Ronaldo Lopez, 36, of the 100 block of McKinley Street, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, July 20, with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content more than 0.08 percent, and a ticket for improper backing. In the same incident, Erin E. Charmelo, 29, of the 800 block of Chandler Avenue, Geneva, was charged with obstructing a police officer because she knowingly provided false information to the officer to prevent the arrest of Lopez, according to court records.

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Kaneland quarterback Drew David enters his senior season looking to impress college football programs, extend Knights’ winning ways. PAGE 20

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL GARRETT PATTEN LOOKS TO EXTEND ST. CHARLES MEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT RUN. PAGE 18

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Garrett Patten (left) will compete in today’s St. Charles Men’s Golf Tournament opening-round match play against Jon Woods.


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72 for tee Here’s a look at today’s opening-round match play tee times at the St. Charles Men’s Tournament at Pottawatomie Golf Course. D-flight times are for Sunday, as all members earned a bye into the quarterfinals. B-FLIGHT 7 a.m.: Rod Stablein vs. Ed Murzinski 7 a.m.: Wally Plywaczewski vs. Ed Frankowski 7:07 a.m.: Brian Shaunnessy vs. Chuck Bowgren 7:07 a.m.: Tom McCulloch vs. Nick Casiello 7:15 a.m.: Shawn Furrie vs. Steve Elliott 7:15 a.m.: Jeffrey Makowski vs. Ken Celic 7:22 a.m.: Steve Jorstad vs. Bill Helton 7:22 a.m.: Brian Henry vs. James Miller C-FLIGHT 7:30 a.m.: Jim Sonin vs. Steve Mitchell 7:30 a.m.: Lan Nielsen vs. Dave Davis 7:37 a.m.: Dan DeVito vs. Rich Artz 7:37 a.m.: Pete Willett vs. Jon Quirin 7:45 a.m.: Chris May vs. Josh Bickel 7:45 a.m.: Mark Ferowich vs. Tom Konrad 7:52 a.m.: Ed Blyshak vs. Zach Zajicek 7:52 a.m.: Shawn McCarthy vs. Mark Hernandez D-FLIGHT 8:07 a.m.: Patrick DeVito vs. Val McPeak 8:07 a.m.: John Grant vs. Bob Wulff 8:15 a.m.: Steve Black vs. Kevin Gaffney 8:15 a.m.: Joe Estok vs. Buzz Haviland CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT 11:30 a.m.: Matt Daly vs. Eliot Kaufman 11:30 a.m.: Chris Jones vs. Joe Tigan 11:37 a.m.: Garrett Patten vs. Jon Woods 11:37 a.m.: Richard Geier vs. Nick Maze 11:45 a.m.: Brian Charles vs. Mike Heithoff 11:45 a.m.: Sean Lenchner vs. Jim Funk 11:52 a.m.: David Lanciotti vs. Anthony Damico 11:52 a.m.: Chris Thomas vs. Rick Pechous A-FLIGHT 12:07 p.m.: Ken Harris vs. Doug Throneburg 12:07 p.m.: Mike Muehling vs. Dan Pessetti 12:15 p.m.: Ron Cornwell vs. Jim Dierks 12:15 p.m.: Ron Ingold vs. Mike Apple 12:22 p.m.: Chris Unger vs. Ryan Zalewa 12:22 p.m.: Rick Carlson vs. David Chappell 12:30 p.m.: Russ Davis vs. Rich Kitick 12:30 p.m.: Clint VanLaningham vs. Johan Sjogren

ST. CHARLES MEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

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STANDING PATTEN

TODAY’S SCHEDULE Pro baseball L.A. Dodgers at Cubs, 3:05 p.m., FOX White Sox at Detroit, 6:08 p.m., WGN Arizona at Boston or St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m., MLB Golf Women’s British Open Championship, third round, 9 a.m., ESPN2 PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, third round, 11 a.m., TGC; 1 p.m., CBS PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open, third round, 6 p.m., TGC Pro football Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductional ceremony, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Auto racing NASCAR, Nationwide Series, U.S. Cellular 250, 7 p.m., ESPN Women’s basketball WNBA, Sky at Indiana, 6 p.m., WCIU2 Soccer MLS, New York at Kansas City, 5:30 p.m., NBCSN MLS, Fire at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., WPWR-50 Tennis ATP World Tour, Citi Open, semifinal, 2 p.m., ESPN2 WTA, Southern California Open, semifinal, 4 p.m., ESPN2

St. Charles golfer confident entering potentially daunting weekend By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

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arrett Patten of St. Charles works for Caterpillar by day. All the better to brace him for the heady terrain ahead at Pottawatomie Golf Course. Should Patten advance to the St. Charles Men’s Tournament match-play semifinals after this weekend, he’ll likely have knocked off the event’s past two champions. What’s more, Jon Woods, his opponent at 11:37 a.m. today, and possible Sunday foe Matt Daly eliminated Patten in 2011 and 2012, respectively. “It’s actually kind of fun. The last and some of the best matches I had were against Daly and Woods,” Patten said. “It’s going to be a good time.” Patten hopes to keep the fun rolling during a summer in which he qualified for the Illinois Open for just the second time. He knows the key lies in his putts moving, too. Short-game woes added up in Patten’s 4 and 3 loss to Daly in last summer’s final. The 1998 St. Charles High alumnus birdied the opening hole to take a quick 1-up lead, but Patten’s momentum soon fizzled when he missed a three-foot par putt that would have halved No. 2. Switching to a longer sternum putter – which Patten pondered moments after reaching the Pottawatomie clubhouse after the match – has paid dividends. Anchoring the putter to his body means Patten doesn’t have to worry as much about poor wrist action tweaking his putt. “The definition of the yips is you mentally anticipate that the putt’s going in and you actually create a mental block that way,”

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If golfer Garrett Patten wins both of his match-play tournament matchups at the St. Charles Men’s Tournament this weekend, he’ll likely have knocked off the event’s past two champions. Patten said. “If you change that up dramatically, it’s something new and something fresh. It kind of reboots your system, is what I’ve experienced.” Years ago, Woods was in position to hand Patten his putter, along with any other clubs he needed. A 2011 St. Charles East graduate who now studies supply chain management at Penn State, Woods caddied for Patten and other St. Charles Country Club members as a youth. He’s familiar with

Patten’s putting progress – both men played in the same qualifying group last weekend and are eager to improve on separate 75s – and in awe of his driving distance. “There’s no comparison,” Woods said. “I just try to keep the ball in play and kind of go about my ways and try to hit greens, and that’s what match play is all about. Try to hit greens, put yourself in position to make birdies and win holes.”

See GOLF, page 22

SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE Pro baseball White Sox at Detroit, 12:08 p.m., CSN Arizona at Boston, 12:35 p.m., TBS L.A. Dodgers at Cubs, 1:20 p.m., WGN Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m., ESPN Pro football Preseason, Hall of Fame Game, Dallas vs. Miami, 7 p.m., NBC Golf Women’s British Open Championship, final round, 9 a.m., ESPN2 PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgeston Invitational, final round, 11 a.m., TGC; 1 p.m., CBS PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open, final round, 6 p.m., TGC Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, GoBowling.com 400, noon, ESPN


8COUGARS BRIEF

WISCONSIN 7, COUGARS 4

Cougars unable to claim sweep Wisconsin goes off for 17 hits in win KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – A 17-hit performance allowed the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to avoid a four-game sweep and register a 7-4 victory against the Cougars on Friday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The attack started early. Victor Roache tripled to start the top of the second against Michael Heesch (3-9) before scoring on a single to right off the bat of Garrett Cooper. Two batters later, Lance Roenicke singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch while scoring on a twoout knock by Chris McFarland. Roenicke pulled the Tim-

ber Rattlers (45-60 overall, 16-24 second half) in front by three with a solo home run against Heesch in the top of the fourth, but the Cougars (43-62, 13-26) battled back to even the score at 3-all in the bottom of the fifth. Oliver Zapata cracked a leadoff triple but was stuck on third with two outs until Dan Vogelbach was hit by a pitch and Jeimer Candelario walked to load the bases. Rock Shoulders cashed in the scoring chance with a three-run double to the left-center field gap, unloading the bases. It was a short-lived tie as the Rattlers reclaimed the lead in the sixth inning. Parker Berberet doubled and came home on a double play ball off the bat of McFarland. Orlando Arcia drew a twoout walk and came through home plate on a base hit by Michael Reed. Mike Strong (2-3) fanned 10

Next for the Cougars Kane County at Clinton, 6 p.m. today

batters in four innings of relief and maintained the advantage into the eighth for Wisconsin. Rodolfo Fernandez replaced Strong to record the final six outs and notch his third save after Wisconsin grabbed a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth off Al Yevoli. The Cougars hit the road tonight to face the Clinton LumberKings at 6 p.m. at Ashford University Field. Righthander Starling Peralta (0-0) starts for the Cougars against Rigoberto Garcia (0-2). The Cougars return to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Wednesday to take on the Burlington Bees.

WESTERN DIVISION

Cedar Rapids (Twins) Quad Cities (Astros) x-Beloit (Athletics) Clinton (Mariners) Peoria (Cardinals) Burlington (Angels) Wisconsin (Brewers) Cougars (Cubs)

W 26 24 21 19 19 17 16 13

L Pct. GB 14 .650 — 15 .615 1½ 19 .525 5 21 .475 7 21 .475 7 23 .425 9 24 .400 10 26 .333 12½

EASTERN DIVISION W L Pct. GB Bowling Green (Rays) 27 14 .659 — Great Lakes (Dodgers) 24 16 .600 2½ x-South Bend (D’backs) 23 18 .561 4 Dayton (Reds) 22 19 .537 5 W. Michigan (Tigers) 20 18 .526 5½ Lake County (Indians) 19 21 .475 7½ Lansing (Blue Jays) 15 25 .375 11½ Fort Wayne (Padres) 14 25 .359 12 x-clinched first half

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

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GENEVA – The parent Cubs on Friday named Cougars first baseman Dan Vogelbach the organization’s minor league player of the month for July after Vogelbach batted .330 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 27 games. A second-round pick in 2011, the 20-year-old Vogelbach is the lone Cougar to play in each of the club’s 105 games this season. In other news, Cuban righthander Armando Rivero was promoted to Advanced-A Daytona. A Cuban defector who received a $3.1 million signing bonus from the Cubs, Rivero had not pitched competitively for about a year when the Cubs signed him in March. In 11 appearances, Rivero compiled a 5.40 ERA but was unscored upon in his final five games. He struck out 28 batters in 18⅓ innings. – Kane County Chronicle

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Start spreading the news about shrews GOOD NATURED Pam Otto Think your lawn or garden doesn’t have a resident population of insectivores? Have we got shrews for you. Shrews aren’t the sort of wildlife that would normally grab your attention. Although fierce predators, they don’t eat pets like our area’s infamous coyotes. They’re not exotic or endangered. And, let’s face it – slate gray or brown in color and an ounce or less in weight, shrews are the sort of animal you literally could walk right over and not even notice. But shrews are noteworthy nonetheless. For one thing, although they resemble mice, they’re most certainly not rodents. They, along with their cousins the moles, are insectivores, animals that specialize in eating chewy, ewwy bugs – many of which can be pesty in nature. Shrews’ tiny teeth provide excellent clues to their predatory nature. Peg-like and pointy, they are all the better to eat eww with, my dear. (Fun fact: They’re also tipped in red, almost as if they’ve been dipped in blood. The coloration, gory though it may seem, actually is due to iron deposits that are thought to make the teeth more durable.) Tough teeth are essential, for shrews have amazingly high metabolic rates and need to consume at least their own body weight in food each day just to survive. To chowhounds like me, the shrew’s lot in life sounds like a dream come true ... until you consider the price of such extravagance. That high metabolic rate is accompanied by a similarly high heart rate, which means that shrews startle easily. It’s been said that a clap of thunder can send them into cardiac arrest. Also, with calories burning up almost as quickly as they are consumed, shrews can only sleep for short intervals or they risk starving to death. Adding to their notoriety, one species of shrew we have right here in the Tri-Cities belongs to a rare, but elite group:

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Northern short-tailed shrews are common throughout Kane County. Although their eyesight is poor, they navigate well by sending out ultrasonic clicks and listening for the returning echoes. This process is known as echolocation. the venomous mammals. The northern short-tailed shrew, very common in our woods and grasslands, produces a paralytic toxin in its saliva glands. It is delivered through a groove between the lower incisors and comes in quite handy when the shrew subdues its prey. It’s also coming in handy in medical laboratories, where researchers are examining the toxin’s wrinkle-smoothing, painkilling and cancer-fighting abilities. Although it’s a ways off from its own brand name, or even an infomercial, the compound – named soricidin, for Soricidae, the shrew family – has shown great promise in a number of lab trials. These are big discoveries. Yet shrews are small. The northern short-tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda, is our largest local species, yet it measures about 4 inches in length and weighs up to an ounce – about as much as a stack of five quarters. But by shrew standards, Blarina brevicauda is indeed

a giant-sized killer. Its relative bulk and venomous bite allow it to take a variety of prey, ranging from insects and earthworms to small voles, mice and even other shrews. Locally, we have no less than two other soricids the short-tailed shrew could dine upon: the masked shrew and the least shrew. Despite their names, the masked shrew is not masked, and the least shrew is not the smallest shrew around – that honor goes to the rare pygmy shrew, which at 0.1 ounces, weighs about as much as one thin dime. Through the ages, shrews have acquired a somewhat less than desirable reputation (thank you, William Shakespeare) but in truth these little critters perform a valuable service by helping keep insect and rodent populations in check. Even better, they’re abundant throughout much of our area. I happened upon a northern short-tailed shrew just the other day. It scurried in front

of me as I walked along a trail in the Hickory Knolls Natural Area. Although it made a beeline as it shot across the path, its route took on more of a zigzag pattern once it got back under the cover of the grass and leaves. I watched it for another few seconds before it disappeared completely in the leaf litter. Curious about how it navigates, given its nearly nonexistent eyes, I did a little reading when I got back to the office. Guess what? Like those other famous insectivores, bats, short-tailed shrews use echolocation to find their way around and hunt prey. Reading further, I also figured out why, over the years, I’ve found way more dead shrews lying on trails than I have dead voles, even though most open spaces have more voles than shrews at any given time. Voles, aka nature’s baked potatoes, are loaded with goodness, at least from a predator’s perspective. They’re high in nutrients and low in defensive behaviors. Shrews, it turns out, are quite the opposite. In addition to sharp teeth and venom, they have musk glands that release a foul odor (and I’d imagine taste) when the animal is disturbed. A mammalian predator may pounce on a shrew and kill it, but few if any will then dare eat it. Musk. Echolocation. Venom with anti-cancer properties. It’s time we start spreading the news about shrews.

• Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, a facility of the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at 630-513-4346 or potto@stcparks. org.

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2013 schedule Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25

vs. Brooks vs. Imm. Con. @ Sterling vs. Streator vs. Rochelle @ DeKalb vs. Yorkville @ Sycamore @ Morris

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2012 results Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19

@ Brooks @ Huntley vs Sterling @ Streator @ Rochelle vs. DeKalb @ Yorkville vs. Sycamore vs. Morris

W, 25-24 W, 52-35 W, 42-0 W, 41-0 W, 34-6 W, 66-23 W, 55-0 W, 30-7 W, 33-30

CLASS 5A PLAYOFFS First Round Oct. 27 vs. Belvidere W, 48-0 Second Round Nov. 3 @ L-W West L, 31-15

2012 NI Big 12 East Division Standings Team Kaneland Morris Sycamore Rochelle DeKalb Yorkville

Con. W L 5 0 4 1 3 2 2 3 1 4 0 5

David’s 2012 stats

KANELAND FOOTBALL

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Kaneland was conference representative in postseason; Morris, Sycamore, Rochelle clinched playoff berth.

David eyes big finale By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

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aneland senior quarterback Drew David has no problem wanting to prove people wrong. David – who Rivals.com lists at 6 feet, 170 pounds – admits that college coaches won’t make a point of mentioning his height to him, but they’ve thrown it out there. However, David doesn’t want to let his height get in the way of a possible NCAA Division I scholarship. This summer, he’s attended camps at Northern Illinois, Iowa State and Grand Valley State – a Division II powerhouse – and has been in contact with all three schools. David said he thought the camps went well, and still hopes to sign with a Football Bowl Subdivision school when National Signing Day rolls around in February. He would also consider going to a Football Championship Subdivision or Division II program, as well as walking on at an FBS school. He isn’t going to let his height deter him. “I know a lot of people would probably beg to differ with my height and stuff. It would take a lot of commitment and hard work,” David said. “I’m actually a huge Wisconsin fan. I enjoyed watching Russell Wilson (the current Seahawks QB who’s

Kyle Bursaw file photo – kbursaw@shawmedia.com

Kaneland quarterback Drew David (right) looks to rebound from a wrist injury suffered during his junior season in 2012. listed at 5-11). It opened my eyes.” Toward the end of a sophomore season in which he threw for 3,310 yards and 39 touchdowns and ran for 396 yards and five touchdowns, David started receiving letters from different programs, and the list included Big Ten programs. As a junior in 2012, David didn’t have quite the season he had in 2011, but still threw for 23 touchdowns. In an Oct. 5 win over Yorkville, David suffered a broken wrist, and he admitted it had a negative effect on him. “It was on my throwing hand. I couldn’t move my wrist, really. It was really

hard to flip things with authority,” David said. “It just kind of made things really tough. We just tried to tape things and stuff. It sucked, it was really tough to deal with. “I don’t know if it had anything to do with drawing college coaches away. I try to not look too far in the past.” David hasn’t received any scholarship offers yet but is hoping they come along with another strong season for him and the Knights. The end of last season was a nightmare for Kaneland, which suffered a 31-15 loss at Lincoln-Way West in the second round of the IHSA Class 5A playoffs.

See DAVID, page 22

PASSING AUG. 25 VS. BROOKS 14 for 21, 275 yards, 2 TDs AUG. 31 VS. HUNTLEY 23 for 30, 338 Yards, 4 TDs SEPT. 7 VS. STERLING 6 for 11, 130 yards, 2 TDs SEPT. 14 VS. STREATOR 6 for 9, 100 yards, 1 TD SEPT. 21 VS. ROCHELLE 10 for 19, 256 yards, 3 TDs SEPT. 28 VS. DEKALB 7 for 14, 209 yards, 4 TDs OCT. 5 VS. YORKVILLE 8 for 13, 175 yards, 3 TDs OCT. 12 VS. SYCAMORE Did not play – injured OCT. 19 VS. MORRIS 13 for 21, 208 yards, 2 TDs OCT. 27 VS. BELVIDERE 8 for 17, 127 yards, 1 TD NOV. 3 VS. LINCOLN-WAY WEST 9 for 29, 79 yards, 0 TDs RUSHING AUG. 30 VS. BROOKS 5 carries, 18 yards, O TDs AUG. 31 VS. HUNTLEY 8 carries, 85 yards, 1 TD SEPT. 7 VS. STERLING 8 carries, 55 yards, 1 TD SEPT. 14 VS. STREATOR 4 carries, 20 yards, 0 TDs SEPT. 21 VS. ROCHELLE 2 carries, 29 yards, O TDs SEPT. 28 VS. DEKALB 9 carries, 29 yards, 1 TD OCT. 5 VS. YORKVILLE 7 carries, 76 yards, 0 TDs OCT. 12 VS. SYCAMORE Did not play – injured OCT. 19 VS. MORRIS 11 carries, 45 yards, 0 TDs OCT. 27 VS. BELVIDERE 8 carries, 6 yards, 1 TD NOV. 3 VS. LINCOLN-WAY WEST 18 carries, 29 yards, 0 TDs


After the senior class graduates you’re not sure if you’re going to see any of those guys anymore. It was just cool that G was fortunate enough to get drafted, and the place he got drafted he was called up pretty quick. I

He’s mentioned you both were pretty good friends before. We had a lot in common right off the bat, similar injuries growing up. You know, everybody on the team is close, and we’re best buds. He and I have a lot in common in particular, and we kept in touch the entire way. He’s one of my good friends, and we became closer this year.

You got to play at the home of the Cougars yourself when your summer league All-Star team played Team USA [the collegiate national team] last month. How was that? Everybody got to throw an inning, pretty much. It was cool because we got to play

Weekend Chit-chat with ST. CHARLES EAST GRAD DAN DITUSA some great schools this year, and even the guys on teams we hadn’t seen at Seton Hall, you see on TV, so it’s an awesome experience. .. I had an opportunity to get out of a jam with a double play but it didn’t happen. But it was a good experience this summer. It gave me good competition and an idea of what I have to work on still.

What have you learned about pitching in two seasons of college ball? From high school, it’s changed a lot. You can’t get away with throwing it down the middle as hard as you can. I learned the hard way. At the start, everything I

threw, those guys were ready for. But my pitching coach, Phil Cundari, he really was fantastic in helping me. … To think that four years ago I was a little high schooler thinking about playing college basketball. I didn’t realize that the 6-foot white kid wasn’t going to cut it in college. Coach Cundari didn’t give up on me, believed in me when I was doing well, believed in me when I was doing poorly. He has helped me and I know I have a lot to prove this year.

wanted to be able to help him and the kids.

You’ve still got some game on the court, though, after helping at coach Clodi’s basketball academy, right?

How often do you see former East ballplayers or get out to campus?

We just finished our last day [Thursday]. When I used to go to those, we all had high school kids there and they were knowledgeable and they were fine, but we never had any college athletes who had been there before. …. [Clodi] is more relatable than anyone else. He and I work real well together. We’ve been best friends for the last few years. I loved working with him. It was a blast. I just

A vast majority of your Seton Hall teammates are from the northeast. How are you liking that part of the country? It’s been a good experience. It’s a whole different culture out there. It’s close to New York City; the big differences between Chicago and New York City, you could list those forever. … It’s been a nice change. I get happy, though, the few months I’m at home. I really enjoy it.

I’m always over at the baseball field, just throwing long toss and bullpens and doing cage work. I’ve been throwing with Nick Huskisson and Wes Benjamin pretty regularly. I communicate with coach [Len] Asquini just to make sure I’m able to use the field and good to go out there. … Even though I’m not playing anymore, even though my summer season is over, I’m still trying to compete.

8SPORTS SHORTS Niemiec ties for 26th at Illinois Women’s Open ROMEOVILLE – St. Charles East alumnus Jenny Niemiec finished in a 26th-place tie at the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood Golf Club after carding a 6-over-par 78 Jenny Niemiec Friday. A Northern Illinois junior, Niemiec concluded the three-day event with a 13-over 229, 16 shots behind champion Elise Swartout, who defeated former LPGA golfer Nicole Jeray in the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Niemiec, whose older brother, Chris, competed in the Illinois Open last month, played in each of NIU’s 10 tournaments last fall. Her 80.8 scoring average ranked third on the team.

Kaneland alumnus Bailey on preseason watch list MINNEAPOLIS – University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior wide receiver Ryley Bailey has

been named to the D3football.com’s 2013 preseason All-American team. Bailey earned second-team recognition to become the first Pioneer skill position player to earn D3football. com preseason honors. The Elburn native and Ryley Bailey Kaneland graduate emerged as one of the best receivers in the WIAC last season. As a junior in 2012, he averaged seven receptions per game ranking tied for 29th in the country and notched 84.9 receiving yards a game, good for 56th. Bailey earned first team all-WIAC honors last year while leading the Pioneers with 70 receptions for 849 yards.

BC’s Lung Carroll-bound BURLINGTON – Burlington Central baseball player Josh Lung has committed to Carroll College (Wis.).

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make you want to train hard in a string of Cadets from St. with them. I really love their Charles to move on to the personalities and their coaching Big Ten. The list includes his ST. CHARLES – Marmion older brother, Nico (Illinois), 120-pound senior wrestler John- style. They make it a lot more exciting to wrestle for them and Pat Greco (Northwestern) and ny Jimenez last competed in a get in their room and hopefully 2013 graduate George Fisher match in Feb(Michigan). ruary, choosing win some national titles.” Jimenez becomes the latest – Kane County Chronicle a less rigorous offseason path 602 E. State Street • Geneva than in years past. (630) 232-2860 “Just really Specializing in Jeep Sales, Service & Parts Johnny All Models • 1946 to Present enjoying the Jimenez break and the summer,” Jimenez said. “I really like taking breaks and coming back hungry, you know.” The St. Charles product will have extra incentive when 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. .......... $9,995 he begins his bid for a fourth 2003 Jeep Liberty Ltd..................... $7,380 individual state title in as many 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan........... $6,650 tries this winter. He’ll be eager 2002 Jeep Liberty LTD ................... $6,795 to stay sharp for a collegiate ca- 2001 Chevy Cavalier....................... $3,995 Fair & Honest reer he’ll continue at Wisconsin. 2001 Jeep Cherokee....................... $5,695 Service Jimenez verbally committed to 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic......... $5,650 Jeep™ is a registered trademark of Chrysler Corporation, LLC. Wisconsin near the end of the for 67 Years. Lou’s is not affiliated with Chrysler Corporation. school year, honoring the lone program to which he had made ✓ Replace Windows Finish Your an official visit. ✓ Paint the Kitchen “To-Do” List ✓ Clean the House “Just the coaches, you know,” Find someone to do it for you ✓ Repair Leaky Faucet Jimenez said. “They really care in the Service Directory ✓ Everything Else of the classified section. about all the wrestlers and they ®

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What were the circumstances of your family housing Giuseppe as a Cougars host family?

didn’t want to see him living with someone he didn’t know and told him we lived close to Fifth Third [Bank Ballpark], and we’d be happy to have him. … A lot of the guys live around New Jersey when we’re at school and extend invitations to me around the holidays, so I just wanted to kind of return the favor.

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St. Charles East alumnus Dan Ditusa recently got a chance to exhale from a busy summer schedule. The Seton Hall junior left-hander balanced pitching in the Metro Collegiate Baseball League of Illinois with helping on the staff of former East boys basketball coach Brian Clodi’s training academy. Ditusa also watches his share of baseball, as his family houses former Seton Hall teammate Giuseppe Papaccio, a Cougars infielder. Kane County Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley caught up with Ditusa about his agenda and other topics in the latest edition of the Weekend Chit-chat. Here’s an edited transcript:


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Patten, a St. Charles tournament veteran, knows the drill. Navigating a windy qualifying weekend, he put himself in position for a handful of 7- or 8-foot birdie putts. Whether Patten can follow the same pattern will go a long way toward determining

whether he can move on to the tournament’s third and final weekend Aug. 10 and 11. He’s glad he knows his playing partners this time around. “It’s always such a great tournament,” Patten said. “I love the match play format. It’s a fun event. I’m excited that there’s some great players out there. Just a great time of year.”

By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com BOURBONNAIS – Things got physical during a long day at Bears training camp. Weather pushed the practice back six hours, as coach Marc Trestman said it was a “swimming pool” on the fields for the normal 9 a.m. start. When things got underway in the humidity, tight end Martellus Bennett certainly set the tone with several scuffles, but the play on the field before the whistle also allowed the Bears to show off some physicality. “The effort was outstanding,” Trestman said. “Special-teams wise and in all phases that we practiced today, just excellent, highly competitive.” All eyes are on Jay Cutler and how the new passing attack will look, but Matt Forte and Michael Bush will be heavily involved in the offense, and Trestman was pleased with the way both sides of the ball handled a large amount of run plays. “I thought there was a lot

of ebb and flow, especially in the run game, period. It was physical,” he said. “The defensive line would get great fits and make the stop, and then offensively, the guys had a chance to create some holes. We did a lot of work with our trapping and cutting game today – not cutting people – just moving guards and pulling people and things like that.” Personnel moves: In the morning, the Bears waived placekicker Austin Signor and signed rookie linebacker Andrew Starks. Later on, they waived tight end Brody Eldridge. Veteran tight end Leonard Pope was in for a visit. A 6-foot-8, seventh-year veteran, Pope played in every game from 2010 to 2012 with the Chiefs and Steelers.

Back-shoulder success: There were a few back-shoulder throws by the quarterbacks Friday. The best one came early in practice on a throw from Cutler to Alshon Jeffery, who displayed great awareness to keep his feet inbounds. “Jay and quarterbacks

throughout this league are capable of doing that, and it’s a very important gift,” Trestman said of the route. Love for Frey: Isaiah Frey, who spent last season on the practice squad, worked as a first-team nickel corner in practice with Charles Tillman taking the day off. Frey has had an impressive camp. “[Frey’s] continually playing at a high level, making plays, knocking passes down, creating opportunities for himself,” Trestman said. Quick hits: Veterans Tillman, Julius Peppers and Brandon Marshall took the practice off. Trestman said this is part of their plan with Marshall, who had offseason hip surgery. … Corey Wootton is day-to-day with a hip injury. Jermon Bushrod (calf), Jonathan Scott (knee), Jamaal Anderson (knee) and D.J. Williams (calf) remained out, though Williams was not wearing a boot. … Linebacker Blake Costanzo and safety Chris Conte each collected pick-sixes during practice. ... Tonight’s practice will be at Soldier Field for the team’s annual “Family Fest.”

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Knights looking for 4th straight Northern Illinois Big 12 East title • DAVID Continued from page 20 Last year the Knights rolled to their third consecutive unbeaten regular season and Northern Illinois Big 12 East title. David thought outside influences played a factor in Kaneland’s upset loss, which he said was worse than the Knights’ last-minute Class 5A semifinal loss to Montini in 2011. “There was a lot of talk about us last year going to state. A lot of hype around us,” David said. “I think last year, what helped kind of spur that second-round loss, we kind of let it. We wouldn’t say it, but I think deep down we kind of let it. “Joliet Catholic, [the quar-

terfinals], they would have been the team. People were kind of looking ahead. I think that played some sort of factor in it.” This season, David will look to lead another strong Kaneland team that features running back Jesse Balluff and offensive lineman Joe Komel, another Division I prospect. It’s the last chance for a strong senior class to make a big run, and they don’t want a repeat of 2012. “More of a one game at a time. We’re focusing on this regardless of who we’re playing,” David said. “A lot of seniors, including myself, we’ve been talking. We get one crack at it. We’re not going to mess it up, we’re going to take it one week at a time.”

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SPORTS NEIGHBORS BULLETIN BOARD North to run 3-on-3 hoops tournament A 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser for the St. Charles North boys basketball program will take place Aug. 18 at North. Ages 8 and above are welcome. Teams will be grouped by age and skill level. First games begin at noon. Cost is $100. Each player will receive a free T-shirt with registration. There will also be a dunk contest on an 8-foot rim, a 3-point shooting contest and a free

throw challenge. For more information, contact Jeff or Adam at scnbasketball3v3@gmail.com or call 630-443-4042.

St. Charles swim team tryouts set for Aug 12-14 The St. Charles swim team will be having tryouts Aug. 12 through 14 for its competitive and noncompetitive teams for the 2013-2014 short course season. The season will begin Sept. 9 and depending on swimmers’ ability, they will finish in late February or early March.

Tryouts are free and will take place at the Norris Rec Center (1050 Dunham Road, St Charles, IL 60174). Swimmers will participate in a practice on their schedule day of tryouts, swimmers need to bring their suit, goggles, cap (if needed) and towel. Tryout Dates: · Aug. 12 for swimmers 10 and younger – 5 to 6:30 p.m. · Aug. 13 for swimmers 11 and 12 – 5 to 6:30 p.m. · Aug. 14 for swimmers 13 and Over – 5 to 6:30 p.m. Families are asked to show up

10 minutes before the start of tryouts to fill out any necessary paper work. All swimmers will be participating in the entire tryout. To try out for the St. Charles swim team, competitive team swimmers must be able swim all four of the competitive strokes legal and successfully complete the tryout practice. The minimum requirement to try out for the SCST noncompetitive teams, swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping and be able to

dive into deep water. The day of tryouts you find out where your swimmer best fits for their development within the St. Charles Swim Team program. Before the registration deadline of Aug. 23, SCST will hold an informational meeting Aug. 15 to help your family with any questions you might have. Questions please contact the St Charles swim team office at swim@stcswim.com or 630377-1720. See BOARD, page 24


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Batavia Bandits tryouts The Batavia Bandits will have tryouts for its travel baseball teams today and Sunday. Tryouts are being held for the 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U travel teams. Tryouts will be held at Batavia Park District’s West Main Community Park (back field). To register for the tryouts, visit www.bataviabandits.com.

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The St. Charles Park District’s East Side Sports Complex is one of a handful of park districts in northern Illinois to offer synthetic turf baseball fields. The complex is now able to attract teams from around the state for tournaments because of the installation.

Synthetic turf a hit for East Side fields KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE Because of the installation of synthetic turf on three of the St. Charles Park District’s East Side Sports Complex’s four baseball fields, players are now able to compete even if St. Charles has just been showered with precipitation. Unlike natural grass playing fields, synthetic turf can be played on a minute after the last raindrop falls. A two-layer backing system acts as a drain beneath the entire field to take the water away. Polyethylene turf fibers look and feel like individual blades of grass, while a sand-rubber infill mix provides cushioning, stability and safety. It’s the same surface used at major sports arenas around the world, including seven NFL stadiums. “If you didn’t know any better, you would walk up and think it’s a regular baseball field, but it’s not,” said Superintendent of Parks and Planning Laura Rudow. Following a proposal in

2010 by the St. Charles Boys’ Baseball Association, which uses the East Side Sports Complex as its home field, the park district installed synthetic turf on one of its four baseball diamonds. The response was overwhelmingly positive – enough to convince the park district to replace the traditional grass on two additional ball fields with synthetic turf. That work was completed this spring. As one of only a handful of park districts in northern Illinois to offer synthetic turf ball fields, the St. Charles Park District is able to attract tournament players from around the state every weekend. For organizers, it’s a dream to be able to commit to a schedule a year in advance, knowing that they won’t be faced with the specter of sitting for hours in their vans waiting for a field to dry after passing spring and summer showers. For the park district and the St. Charles Boys’ Baseball Association, it

means putting money in their coffers: Tournaments attract 24 to 30 teams a weekend, each one paying a sizeable entry fee. “This is also good for area businesses,” Rudow said. “Not all visiting teams may need to stay in St. Charles hotels, but they’ll be patronizing other businesses like restaurants and gas stations.” Baseball is a sport that’s all about teamwork, an apt description for the process by which St. Charles players are now able to play on stateof-the-art ball fields that are the envy of every team in the area. The park district’s Board of Directors and various managers worked closely with representatives of the St. Charles Boys’ Baseball Association to bring this about. Three years after the installation of the first synthetic turf field, things are going stronger than ever. “It’s just a wonderful cooperation that works very well,” Rudow said.

The Kane County XPlosion softball team has upcoming tryouts planned. Tryouts will take place Tuesday at Batavia High School for 12U and 14U age groups (5 p.m. check-in, 5:30 p.m. start time) and at Kaneland High School for 16U and 18U age groups (5 p.m. check-in, 5:30 p.m. start time). Tryouts will take place Thursday at Kaneland for 14U, 16U and 18U age groups (5 p.m. check-in, 5:30 p.m. start time). On Aug. 10, tryouts will take place at Kaneland for the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age groups. For the 12U, check-in is 8:30 a.m. and the start time is 9 a.m. Tryouts for the 14U, 16U and 18U groups will take place at Kaneland (12:30 p.m. checkin, 1 p.m. start time). Also on Aug. 10, tryouts will take place at Frontier Park in Naperville for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age groups. Check-in for 12U and 14U will have a 4:30 p.m. check-in and 5 p.m. start time, and a 6:30 p.m. check-in with a 7 p.m. start time for 16U and 18U. On Aug. 11, tryouts will take place at Batavia for 16U and 18U (8:30 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. start time) and 12U and 14U (12:30 p.m. check-in, 1 p.m. start time).

Eaglebrook outing to raise money for firefighters Join members of the Geneva Fire Department on Aug. 12 at Eaglebrook Country Club for the fifth annual National Fallen Firefighters Annual Golf Outing. This best-ball tournament is one in a series of nationwide golf tournaments organized

by local volunteers to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). The tournament is open to the public and the $100-a-golfer fee includes use of the driving range, putting green, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, pizza lunch and chicken marsala dinner. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and shotgun tee-off is at noon. “It’s not a serious day of golf. It’s certainly not the PGA approach to golf,” said Chief Charlie Dickinson, retired deputy administrator of the United States Fire Administration and the national coordinator for the tournaments. “But we’ve found we’ve been able to financially help the foundation, which is self-funded.”

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


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When the writing gets tough, the kids keep on going Occasionally I’m asked if my kids mind that I write about them. The short answer is “No.” The long answer? We have an arrangement. They get the right of first refusal, if you will. And believe me, they exercise it. “You are so not putting that in a column,” Holly said recently, when I happened to reach for a pen while something was going on. “No, of course not,” I replied. I merely jotted a note about something unrelated – milk, eggs, yadda yadda, but I get it. She’s used to seeing me write on whatever’s handy – on receipts, on napkins, on my hand – and she wasn’t taking any chances. Fortunately, my “no” sufficed. There’s a level of trust there, one I would never exploit, no matter how tempting. I always tell my kids what I’m writing about. If it doesn’t pass muster, it doesn’t get published. The first time Noah came home from school and announced that an acquaintance at school, a girl, had read my column, I winced. He was 11. “Oh yeah?” Shoot, I thought, I’ve blown it. “Yeah,” he said. “Is that a good thing?” I asked. He grinned. As I recall, in my latest

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose column, I’d mentioned something about him, perhaps something funny he’d done when he was little. Or maybe it was the column that included a picture I took, of him back-flipping off the highdive at the quarry. He’d so longed to learn that trick, after watching the “big boys” do it several summers in a row, and he’d finally mastered it himself. Maybe that was the one. “Sure,” he said, still grinning. But there are times when he hasn’t been so sure, like when strangers stop and ask if I’m the lady who writes for the paper. I’ll never forget the look on his face the first time that happened, a few years ago when we were at a local park where Holly’s soccer team was practicing. “I know all about you,” the woman said to Noah, who merely blanched in reply. She was very sweet, and I was very flattered, but each time this happens, I remind the kids that I certainly don’t

have to write this column. We talk about what the experience is like, for them, and I explain that their comfort comes first, for me. Though Noah admits that it does feel odd when people volunteer that they know things about him when they’ve never even meet, usually he and Holly simply shrug and say they really don’t care. (Secretly, though, I think they get a kick out of watching me laugh in a room all by myself as I write. But maybe they’re just taking notes of their own – you know, building a case so they can put me in a home someday. But I digress.) But their privacy is paramount. So, yes, there really are things, tender, funny, sweet, things, that I may never get around to sharing in my columns. Like the details of the time Noah and I shopped for deodorant, for example, after he came home from school four years ago and said that his dear fifth-grade teacher finally announced, one hot afternoon in May, that none of them were allowed back in her classroom without deodorant. I still giggle and clutch at my heart over that one. (In fact, that column – for which my notes are probably crumpled up in an old purse somewhere under my bed – may never get written. Maybe I’ll

write it when he’s 40, after he’s had a few years on a therapist’s couch to get over the others.) “I get it,” he once said, after I communicated to them my goal, that of somehow conveying to you, dear readers, that you are not alone in the parenting trenches, for the good, bad, and the ugly. I don’t know how he possibly could get it, then, as he was only maybe 12 at the time, but maybe he did. He’s generous like that. Come to think of it, though I’m almost never without inspiration for something about which to write – as long as I strike while the iron is hot – some weeks a deadline approaches and I say, “I got nothin’.” My kids – usually Holly – sometimes volunteer suggestions. Cracks me up. But I’ll never forget the time six years ago when I sent Noah to his room (we had a first-floor condo, in those days), when he climbed out his window, ran around to the one by my desk where I was working on another column and announced, “There, Mommy, write about that!” Oh, I did, baby, I did.

• Jennifer DuBose lives in Batavia with her husband, Todd, and their two children, Noah and Holly. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

Don’t turn your back on zucchini This year, for the very first time, I planted zucchini in my vegetable garden. I don’t have a large garden so I opted for just one plant to provide a few zucchini for the summer table. Knowing that I should allow for a 2- to 3-foot spread, I gave the plant plenty of room to grow. I was soon delighted to see blossoms and even a few babies developing. Then I went on vacation. When I returned after just one week the plant had overtaken its corner of the garden

LEARNING TO GROW Suzanne Thorne and was encroaching on the surrounding veggies. The few babies that were just developing a week ago had turned into giants. That’s when I realized – never turn your back on your zucchini or it will take over the garden. Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) is a summer squash with

Italian roots. It is believed to have been developed from a mutation in an existing summer squash. It was brought to the U.S. in the 1920s, but didn’t become popular until the 1930s. Today, it is widely planted in home gardens and there are numerous recipes for this versatile fruit. Visit the extension website at web.extension.illinois.edu to find some great recipes. Growing zucchini is very simple.

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Plant seeds when soil is warm Continued from page 25 Plant seeds when the soil is warm and after the last frost date. In our area of Northern Illinois the last frost date is usually around mid-May. The plant produces both male and female flowers, which are distinguished from one another by their stems; the female has a short, thick stem with a small bulge at the base indicating a developing fruit and the male has a thin stem. Both are edible. The fruit develops quickly after pollination, usually within four to eight days after flowering.

Zucchini should be harvested when it is young and tender, about 2 inches in diameter and 6- to 8-inches long. If you wait too long, the skin of the squash becomes too thick and tough and the flesh is stringy. Plus maturing fruit slows production of more fruit, so harvest early and often. But, if you return from vacation to find a behemoth in your garden like I did, all is not lost. There is always Zucchini bread.

• Suzanne Thorne is a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener for Kane County. Call the extension office at 630-584-6166.

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ST. CHARLES – The Valley of the Fox Group of the Sierra Club will host a Fox River cruise on the St. Charles Belle, a replica 19th century paddlewheel steamboat. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Participants will enjoy a dinner and live entertainment provided by Nate Stelton. The cost is $75 for one ticket or $125 for two. For information, visit www.illinois.sierraclub.org/vof.

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August 3 & 4 North Aurora Days Various Locations, North Aurora This fun-filled weekend of activities and entertainment for the whole family includes the Run for the Riverfront, baggo tournament, car show, pet parade, fishing derby, French market and more. Scheduled live music by Windy City Rev Ups and Friction on Saturday.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com AURORA – RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, will present “Sing-along-a GREASE “ on Friday, Aug. 9. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Dancing and singing along to fan favorites from the 1978 musical is encouraged. Dressing for the part is also encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for the best ’50s fashion. Tickets cost $5 and are available online at www.RiverEdgeAurora.com, by calling 630-896-6666 or by stopping by Paramount Theatre – the satellite box office for RiverEdge – located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.

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Star-gazing event at winery set for Aug. 11 MAPLE PARK – A star-gazing event, hosted by NIU Stem Cafe, will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Acquaviva Winery, 47W614 Route 38, Maple Park. Food and drinks

are available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

Annual 5K River Run/ Walk set for Aug. 10 ST. CHARLES – The seventh annual Bob Leonard 5K River Run/Walk and second annual

Colonial Cafe Kids’ Turtle Hurdle Obstacle Course are set for Saturday, Aug. 10, in Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., the walk starts at 8:30 a.m., and the obstacle course begins at 9:30 a.m. Register at www. signmeup.com/90666.

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Where did you grow up? Milledgeville in Illinois. It’s the middle of the edge of the village. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Diane Keaton First job? Telephone operator As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was a kid, all you could be was a nurse, a secretary or a teacher, and I didn’t want to be any of those things. I just wanted to make things better for people. … I’m a decent human being. A movie you’d recommend? “Mr. Holland’s Opus” Favorite charity? Appalachian Service Project Favorite local restaurant? Chianti’s in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Robert Wagner when he was at Pheasant Run in “Mr. Roberts.”

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Country star Sara Evans to perform Sunday in Geneva WHAT: The Kane County Cougars will welcome country music star Sara Evans for a concert. Tickets, which start at $30 for lawn seating and include $40 for reserved seating along with $60 VIP seating, are on sale at the Cougars’ box office. There is no Cougars game on the day of the concert. WHEN: Gates open at 5 p.m. that evening with the concert scheduled to start at about 6 p.m. Sunday. WHERE: Music Garden at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva INFO: Order online at www.kccougars.com or call 630-232-8811 for tickets.

‘Creek Ecology’ on Aug. 24 at Creek Bend WHAT: “Creek Ecology” is a free adult program. “The Nature Network” program series is designed for active adults who are interested in nature and want to meet others who share this interest. Each monthly gathering will feature a nature-themed discussion or activity. Adults of all ages are welcome. WHEN: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 24

WHERE: Creek Bend Nature Center, which is located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles INFO: Register by phone at 847-741-8350 or email programs@kaneforest.com.

Talent show auditions in St. Charles WHAT: The Baker Memorial Arts Academy is hosting open auditions for its first talent show, which is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Come prepared with a one- to three-minute performance piece. Accompanists will not be provided. WHEN: Auditions are set for 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Aug. 19 WHERE: Baker Hall at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles INFO: Call 310-691-4100 to reserve a spot, or show up either night.

According to Sarah performs in St. Charles WHAT: According to Sarah will perform as part of the St. Charles Park District’s Concerts in the Park series. The group is a 1990s alternative rock cover band. This concert is

free. Visitors can enjoy picnic-style offerings and also bring lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Arcada Theatre at 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Musicians are subject to change without notice. WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Lincoln Park Gazebo, located along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, St. Charles INFO: For information, visit www.accordingtosarah.com. For information about Concerts in the Park, visit www.stcparks.org or call 630-513-6200.

Elburn Scouts plan Aug. 17 pancake breakfast WHAT: Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 will have a pancake breakfast. The cost is $5 for those 4 years and older and free for those younger than 4. The menu will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage links from Ream’s Elburn Market, juice and coffee. WHEN: 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 17 WHERE: American Legion Hall, 112 N. Main St., Elburn

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By AL ALEXANDER TODAY – The chances of fulfilling your ambitious expectations in the year ahead look to be very good. There may be times when you have to take three steps back to go one step forward, but you’ll gain momentum eventually. Steady on. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – To be productive today, you’ll need to be exceptionally methodical. If you don’t have a realistic game plan, nothing will be achieved. Plan well and keep your nose to the grindstone. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Usually, you’re a very patient and reasonable person, yet if your expectations are not immediately met today, you could be difficult to work with. Don’t demand instant gratification. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Owing to people who are deliberately opposed to your efforts in favor of theirs, you might find it difficult to achieve your goals today. It’ll pay to smile through it all. You’ll get your chance in due time. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Profit from a past experience and don’t repeat a painful mistake. You’ll be the one left holding the bag, and you’ll have no excuse. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – It’s not a good idea to volunteer to manage other people’s assets today, regardless of how good a job you usually do. Your skill in handling a certain problem in particular might not be up to par. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Dealing with people on a one-on-one basis might not be your cup of tea today, so be particularly careful how you conduct yourself. There’s little margin for error. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Try not to help others with complicated, tricky problems today if at all possible because it could lead to some unexpected snags and get you more deeply involved than you intended. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – It may be time to review your budget to see if you can find some unnecessary expenditures. If you fail to cut down on your outlay, the costs could get out of hand. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Even though your way of doing something might be far better than that of your superior, it behooves you to make him or her feel smarter by following his/her method anyway. Things will still turn out all right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Should a problem develop between you and a close friend, avoid harsh words, at least on your part. It pays to remain calm, warm and friendly when locked in dispute. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – A strong-willed associate might try to pressure you into doing something that would not serve your best interest. Be as resistant to this person as he or she is aggressive, and don’t give in. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – There are no guarantees that a partnership arrangement in which you’re presently involved will ever produce the favorable results that you’re hoping for. It might sound good but work poorly.

More Content Now Pine – and pining – provides a sturdy frame for the coming-of-old-age charmer, “Still Mine.” In it, James Cromwell builds a strong case for Oscar, playing an 87-yearold Nova Scotia man who learns to fight pencil-necked bureaucrats as fiercely as he battles the onslaught of age by erecting a house out of his own home-grown timber. It’s a present for his increasingly feeble wife of 61 years, Irene (an equally superb Genevieve Bujold), but it is he who reaps the benefits by rediscovering his gift for constructing things that last. And nothing has lasted longer than the loving relationship Cromwell’s Craig Morrison has built with Irene, with whom he’s raised seven children and countless herd of cattle. Age, however, is rapidly gaining ground on both, especially Irene, who is displaying outward signs of dementia and a propensity for falling. As a result, it’s getting increasingly difficult for her to negotiate the stairs in their rundown, two-story farm house. And with an advent of new rules and regulations preventing Craig from doing much ranching of late, he decides to use the extra time to build a simple one-story house to accommodate Irene’s decreasing mobility and provide both with a spectacular view of the Bay of Fundy. Nice story, but not what you’d call enticing movie material. The real-life Craig Morrison would surely agree – if not for the Canadian government making a federal case out of him building a little house on his sprawling 2,000-acre spread using his own trees that he cuts, mills and shapes into 2-by-4s straighter than any

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James Cromwell (left) and Genevieve Bujold star in the film “Still Mine.” you’ll find in a lumberyard. The stone-faced bureaucrats don’t like that he’s working without blueprints and using wood that’s not government inspected. So, they come after him with bulldozers backed by the full force of the law. But in a display of civil disobedience that would make Henry David Thoreau proud, Craig and his folksy, smalltown lawyer (Campbell Scott) refuse to budge. Let the David and Goliath comparisons begin. If writer-director Michael McGowen had left it at that, he might have had the makings for a passable Lifetime movie. But, thankfully, he insists on going deeper, extensively exploring both Craig and Irene’s devotion to each other and Craig’s quixotic

quest to beat death at its own game. Except for an occasional misstep, McGowen keeps the proceedings achingly real. But what sets his film apart from other flicks about elderly couples grappling with mortality (like the overrated “Amore”) is the subtle, but powerful, sense of humor he instills in Craig’s cantankerousness toward his meddling children (Rick Roberts and Julie Stewart) and an ornery, know-itall neighbor (a wonderful George R. Robertson). The best moments, though, emanate from the imaginative pairing of Cromwell and Bujold. They make Craig and Irene’s love feel as comfortable and lived in as the furrowed, soft bodies they bare in a tender love scene that proves sex ain’t just for the young’uns.

But as strong as the too-long-neglected Bujold is, “Still Mine” (the title a double-entendre for love and libertarianism) clearly belongs to Cromwell, who makes the most of the chance to prove that he’s much more than just a terrific character actor. At 73, he may be 15 years too young for the role, but he makes Craig so funny, dashing and charming that you hardly notice. Like Craig, he has the timber to build great things and make it last.

• “Still Mine” is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief sensuality/partial nudity. The cast includes James Cromwell, Genevieve Bujold, Campbell Scott and Rick Roberts. It’s written and directed by Michael McGowan. Grade: B+


Dear Hopeless And Alone: Because you honestly do want to harm yourself, contact the doctor who diagnosed you with depression. However, if this is

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about your mother breaking up your romance by threatening to involve the police, you need to understand that the tactic wouldn’t have worked unless he had something to fear. The level of conflict in your home is not healthy. If you are still in school, discuss this with a trusted teacher or school counselor. In one more year you will be 18 and able to make decisions for yourself, but they shouldn’t be based on your mother or her boyfriend. Dear Abby: I hate funerals. My grandfather died when I was 6, and one of my relatives held me over the casket and made me kiss his cold, dead face. It terrified me, and it’s all I can remember of my grandfather. I force myself to recall any of the good times we had together, but that event still taints the good memory.

Since then, every funeral I have been to has had the same poisoning effect, no matter what the service was. I’m sure some people think my not showing up at a service is a sign of disrespect or just not caring. Nothing could be further from the truth. I prefer to remember the good times with the loved one, not the passing. Am I wrong? Please let me know because at my age I’m sure more of these events will happen. – Keeping My Distance In Washington State

Dear Keeping Your Distance: You are none of the above. People grieve in different ways. An appropriate way to express your respect for the deceased and your support for the survivors would be to write a condolence letter expressing those feelings and sharing a happy memory with the grieving widow, widower or child. No rule of etiquette demands that you show up to a funeral – unless it happens to be your own. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Gestational diabetes requires careful monitoring Dear Doctor K: I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. What are the risks to my baby? And what do I need to do to keep her safe? Dear Reader: Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that occurs during pregnancy. Normally, the hormone insulin moves sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into cells that use it for fuel. In gestational diabetes, hormones produced during pregnancy make the body resistant to insulin’s effects. In most pregnant women, the pancreas produces extra insulin to overcome the insulin resistance. In women with gestational diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough extra insulin. As a result, sugar accumulates in the bloodstream. If your gestational diabetes is not treated carefully, you are at increased risk of high blood pressure and swelling, a condition called pre-eclampsia. And your baby is at higher risk for prematurity, lung problems at birth and stillbirth. To prevent these complications you’ll need to carefully control your blood sugar through the remainder of your pregnancy. You may be able to do this by

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff managing your diet. If diet does not control your blood glucose, your doctor will prescribe insulin. Insulin will not harm your baby as long as you closely monitor your blood sugar to keep it at safe levels. It is really important that your obstetrician follow you and your baby carefully during pregnancy, and during labor and delivery. Gestational diabetes can create complications during delivery. That’s because your baby may be larger than normal. Why? Because the baby is exposed in the womb to your high sugar levels. If the baby is too big to exit the birth canal, natural childbirth may be difficult. For this reason, many doctors recommend inducing labor or delivering by surgery if you haven’t naturally delivered your baby by 38 weeks. Complications also can affect your baby right after birth. Before delivery, your baby’s pancreas has been making large amounts of insulin because of the high sugar levels in your blood. The

minute your baby is born, she is disconnected from your blood supply. For a brief time, there may be too much insulin in your baby’s blood, given the normal amount of sugar in her blood. As a result, dangerously low blood sugar may result. If necessary, your baby will be given sugar to counteract this. Once the baby is born, the hormones that make the body resistant to insulin go away, and the high blood sugar levels return to normal – until your next pregnancy. However, once you have had gestational diabetes you are also at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. So protect yourself: After your pregnancy, reduce your risk with regular exercise and a reducedcalorie diet. What I’ve written may sound frightening: Gestational diabetes does increase your and your baby’s risk for various health problems. But with careful medical care, and possibly with lifestyle changes, you can protect both yourself and your baby.

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

Dr. Wallace: Several years ago, a senior citizen wrote to you that today’s teens are not so bad and when she was young, teens were doing a lot of things that were frowned upon by adults at that time. I am going to give a speech for a parent group, and I would like to mention some of her comments to my adult audience. Would you please print that column again? – Sandy, Chicago Dear Sandy: Your wish is my command. Here is the letter – good luck with your speech! Dr. Wallace: I’m a senior citizen (I’m not saying how senior), and I just want to say that even though I hear a lot of negative things about today’s teens, I have total faith in their future leadership. I’m aware that many adults think today’s teens are out of control, but so did the adults when I was a teenager in Columbus, Ohio. Those were the days of bootleg whisky, and the boys often brought a bottle to school, and their friends, including me, would take a nip or two. I often hear that teen fashions are outrageous. Well, back then the girls were bobbing their hair, wearing heavy rouge, not only on their cheeks, but also on their chins and eyelids. Girls wore hobble skirts and their belts were worn around their hips, not their waists. The “in shoes” were black satin pumps. Teen talk included “free love” and smoking marijuana. Teens don’t change, only the times. When I hear adults talking about the out-of-control teens, I smile and remember the good old teen years many years ago. – Great Grandma,

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Charleston, W. Va. Dr. Wallace: I have a very unusual problem. I’m 19 and had been dating Phil for over a year and we were a great couple. Phil joined the Army and was sent overseas after basic training. Before he left, we both agreed that it would be better if we both dated others if we had the chance. Two months after Phil was sent overseas, I met Ken at my cousin’s wedding and we started dating. We have developed a wonderful relationship even though Phil is still on my mind. Last week I received a letter from Phil saying he had injured his knee and the doctors felt it best that he receive a medical discharge. He also said he would be returning home in six weeks. This came as a big shock to me. I know Phil thinks we’ll pick up our relationship where we left it off. I told Ken about my relationship with Phil and that he would be coming home to stay in six weeks. Ken said he understood and would gladly bow out, but I’m not so sure that’s what I want. – Teri, San Francisco, Calif. Dear Teri: Wait until Phil returns before you make a decision. Give him a warm welcome and spend some time with him. It won’t take you very long to know whether the magic is still there, and who the lucky guy turns out to be. Make sure Ken understands what you plan to do. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: I am a 17-year-old girl who lives with my mother and my mother’s boyfriend. This man has changed my world, and not for the better. My mom tried killing herself for this man and chose him over me after she was released from the institution. I have been diagnosed with depression and have also tried to kill myself. I also have a habit of cutting myself. I stopped, but lately I have been wanting to start again. She threatened my boyfriend with the police if he ever spoke to me again after we broke up. When I confronted her, she insisted that she was right and someday I’d understand. I feel so alone. I honestly do want to kill myself, but I haven’t because I know it isn’t the right thing to do, even if it may seem right. I have tried talking to her. She won’t listen to me. – Hopeless And Alone In Florida

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Bob Hope said, “Virus is a Latin word used by doctors to mean ‘your guess is as good as mine.’” Since bridge isn’t always a perfect science, capable of exact calculation, every player has to guess occasionally. But when you have to guess, consider each sensible choice and try to select the one that you think will work most often. South guessed well in this deal from a social game. After West’s one-diamond opening (that hand was far too good for a weak twobid), North’s two-club overcall, and East’s pass, South advanced with a forcing two hearts. (More pairs treat this bid as encouraging but nonforcing; I prefer forcing by an unpassed hand.) When North rebid two no-trump, what should South have done next? Many players would have immediately raised to three notrump. But that contract would have had no chance -- assuming East led the diamond seven, not a spade. At the table, though, South forced to game with a three-diamond cue-bid. And when North admitted to secondary heart support with a three-heart bid, South raised to four. True, this contract would have failed if the defense had gone club ace, club ruff, diamond to the ace, club ruff. But no West was ever going to guess that. Instead, he led the spade eight. Declarer won in his hand, drew trumps, and drove out the club ace. West had to cash the diamond ace to stop a second overtrick. Irrelevant to this deal, if you study results, you will see that experts guess better than nonexperts.


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Antiques: Sleigh, Wicker Pram, Linens, 78s, Frames. Mid-Century: Furniture, Lamps, & LPs. '69 Schwinn Tandem. Knit, Needlepoint, Crafts, Holiday, RR Books, LGB Track. House Full.

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Can't take it all with me so time to purge! Good quality stuff for sale. Storage, cabinets, shelves, wet/dry vac, cd player, high top table n chairs, camping gear, xmas decor, movie screen, show tent, patio set, and much more.

1325 Garden Ct

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NEW HAND-MADE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, WINE BOTTLE STOPPERS & MORE.

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Sat ONLY 8/3 8am 367 Colonial Circle A little bit of everything Household, framed art work, jewelry, knick knacks etc.

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HAMPSHIRE MOTHER OF ALL DOWNSIZING SALES Huge Variety! WORTH THE DRIVE! Thurs Aug 1st 10am-4pm Fri Aug 2nd & Sat, Aug 3rd 11am-7pm 47W840 Lenschow Rd (2nd house West of French Rd., between Rt. 72 & Burlington Rd) Massive amounts of toddler toys, Books/including Recipe, Tapes, DVDs, Jewelry, Bedding, Gift items, Tvs, Car Stereo, Amp & Speakers, Pants Suits for Women, Toddler Beds, Play Pen , File Cabinets, Office Supplies, Reptile stuff, Frames, John Deere mulching, 7.5 Christmas Tree, Oriental Rug, Kitchen Items, Pictures, Home & Lawn Decor, Pool Access., Trundle Bed.

LINCOLN HIGHWAY BUY-WAY

The Lincoln Highway Buy-Way is back, Thursday, August 8 to Saturday August 10! Town-wide sales will be in Fulton and Ashton! The DeKalb Area Women's Center will have flea market items! Rochelle businesses will have great sales! Stop for lunch at the Methodist Church in Morrison! Sales in Illinois are part of a five-state event. For locations and details, visit: illinoislincolnhighway association.org

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North Aurora The Village of North Aurora will be holding its annual community garage sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Most sales will be 8am - 4pm. Maps with participating addresses are available at the Village Hall, the Messenger Library, Past and Present Shoppes, Woodmans, or online at www.northauroradays.com.

St. Charles Fri 8/2 8am-5pm Sat 8/3 9am-3pm 6N057 Weber Dr.

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FRI, SAT, SUN AUG 2, 3, 4 8AM - 2PM 4th Ave & Chestnut Toro snowblower, electrical outlets, switches, boxes & plates, Instep Bike Trailer, sit/stand stroller, glider with ottoman, boys bikes, kids clothes, sizes 0-8, toys, kids table and 4 chairs, LOTS of books & MORE!! Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

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Red Metallic, 4 Cylinder, A/C, AM/FM CD Radio, Auto TM, 4 New Michelin MOTOWASHER II - Cordless rotating car wash wand & brushes. Tires and Front Disc Brakes. In box. $35 STC 630-377-0735 Excellent Condition, $9,900. 630-661-7125 Aft 5PM

1999 Chevy Trailblazer

Flute: Gemeinhardt Brand Flute w/Leather Case. Purchased at $625, Asking $250. Perfect for school age musician 10am-8pm -847-608-5438 Harmonica – Sousa Band, CTone, New – still in box -$20 aft. 12pm 630-584-5679

Hot Tub – Outside Use, Cal Spa, Aqua Blue, Octagon Shape, Tub Only – Good For Reset in Deck, Cash & Carry $200 630-513-1858

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Ottoman: Rattan matching ottoman honey stain, from House of Rattan w/fabric cushion $75 630-677-1477 PALM TREE 6 foot live palm tree and pot. Great for patio or pool $80 630-513-6673 TI-83 PLUS Graphing Calculator Rattan Chairs: 2 matching Braxton w/guide book. In great, working Culler rattan arm chairs, honey condition. $40 - Cash only - pick stain, w/top quality fabric cushions, up only in Geneva -send email to from House of Rattan pair $400 amkks@ymail.com 630-677-1477 SPREADER - Trailer type. Pull behind tractor. For fertilizer, salt, etc. Weight machine with accessories Like new. $45 STC 630-377-0735 NORDITRACK complete. Excellent Chronicle Classified condition $125. 630-513-6673 877-264-2527

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Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Golf Clubs Table Cloths. For long table (8 ppl) Great condition. $299. Complete set of Irons $10; Variety. $25-$60. 630-973-3528 Large Headed Driver - $10 Call before 6pm 630-466-4895 630-584-4795 FREEZER - Chest freezer GE 5.0 cu ft. Like new! $100. 630-334-3432 Hitting cage net, excellent condition $300 48ft by 12ft, Microwave – Smaller model Cart for Lawn Tractor: Rubbermaid 630-365-5888 w/little use. Good for dorm or Brand 10 cu ft. Good Condition, TREADMILL. ifit spacesaver office $35. 630-513-7599 $80. 630-513-7599 8am-8pm treadmill. Great condition. $150. LAWN MOWER - TORO 630-513-6673 22”, self propelled, electric start. Mulcher, $225. 630-232-1982 Dresser ~ Antique Cherry with mirror, $250. Lawn Tractor: Deere LT133. Antique Oak Commode, $150. 10yrs old, used 5yrs. $400; New 815-899-2145 Call aft 3:30pm battery $50; Trimming Mower $25 630-263-8229 after 4pm WINDSOR CHAIRS - 4 $35 for all, firm Mower – Craftsman – Mulcher San Diego Chargers 847-515-8012 6.75 Hp. - 21”, Vari-speed, Rear on 8/15 and Cleveland Drive, Tuned – 1 Pull Start $95 630-232-0183 am only Browns on 8/29 26” Men's Magna Mountain Bike $40 630-677-1477

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BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP KANE COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS TREASURER'S REPORT Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements Town Fund Year ended March 31, 2013

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

Cash on Deposit April 1, 2012` Revenues: Property Taxes Replacement Taxes Interest Income

$111,810 $118,103 3,497 67

Total Revenues Expenditures: Accounting Services Bank Service Charges Compensation to Town Officers: Supervisor Town Clerk Road Commissioner Assessor Assessor's Assistants Board of Trustees Secretarial Contracted Services Dues General Expenses General Insurance Maintenance-Buildings Maintenance-Equipment Municipal Retirement Office Supplies Operating Supplies Payroll Taxes Publishing Telephone Travel Expenses Utilities Total Expenditures Fund Balance March 31, 2013

121,667 233,477 7,135 208 8,857 6,799 39,354 24,459 1,118 2,160 1,680 5,392 429 254 4,167 480 578 9,591 429 59 24,392 135 3,069 1,084 1 ,983 143,812 $ 89,665 Donna J. Austin, Township Clerk Burlington Township

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: MARY R. MASEL Address: 807 Congdon Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 Date and place of Death: January 16, 2013 / Elgin, Illinois Case No. 13 P 416 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of Mary R. Masel who died on January 16,

PUBLIC NOTICE BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP KANE COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS ROAD DISTRICT TREASURER'S REPORT Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements Road & Bridge Fund Year ended March 31, 2013 Cash on Deposit April 1, 2012 Revenues: Property Taxes Replacement Taxes Interest Income Miscellaneous Income Total Revenues Expenditures: Bank Service Charges Contracted Services Dues Gas/Oil General Expenses General Insurance Gravel Maintenance-Buildings Maintenance-Equipment Maintenance-Grounds Maintenance-Roads Maintenance-Vehicles Municipal Retirement Municipal Retirement Operating Supplies Publishing Road Signs Rubbish Removal Salaries-Road Maintenance Taxes-Fica/Medicare Taxes-Unemployment Telephone Utilities Total Expenditures Fund Balance March 31, 2013

y 2013, a resident of Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Sally J. Krebs, PO Box 6918, Woodland Park, Colorado 80866. 3. The attorney for the estate is: Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before February 9, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On July 29, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative was entered. 6. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will as provided under section 621 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 6-21). 7. Within 6 months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Section 8-1 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 8-1). 8. The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). /s/ Ted A. Meyers Attorney for Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, August 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

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by gi that on July 11, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setASSUMED NAME ting forth the names and addresses PUBLICATION NOTICE of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business Public Notice is hereby given known as WORLD OF MOTORthat on July 18, 2013 a certificate WORKS located at 741 Hicks was filed in the office of the County Drive, Elburn, IL 60119. Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses Dated: July 11, 2013. of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business /s/ John A. Cunningham known as LEMONCLEAN located at Kane County Clerk 1540 Banbury Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174. (Published in the Kane County

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Chronicle, July 20, 27 & August 3, 2013.)

Dated: July 18, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

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Public Notice is hereby given that on July 23, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as LETY'S CUSTOM CREATIONS & ALTERATIONS located at 475 Dunham Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174. Dated: July 23, 2013.

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ANSWERS TO CROSSWORD 268,368 $526,853

$231 2577 85 12,202 45,428 7,408 1,225 1,158 2,004 1,475 110,305 6,677 10,440 9,591 10,939 135 1,642 842 76,033 15,445 822 2,434 4,008 313,515 $ 213,338 Donna J. Austin, Road & Bridge Clerk Burlington Township

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9 Rendered speechless 19 Every which way 20 Subject for a mariachi band 21 Insubstantial

22 Like Voldemort

23 Artist’s favorite spiritual?

26 Ablution, e.g.

27 Firefighter ’s need, maybe

28 Summer Olympics host after London 29 ___ vu

30 Food item a cook might flip 32 Prescription pain medication

35 Nos. in a directory 37 Look for

38 Several, in Seville 40 Cool with what others are doing 42 Go (for)

43 Christmas song line from an artist? 47 Batman villain

51 What Mississippi cheerleaders ask for a lot

52 How you might do something gross 53 Cagney or Lacey: Abbr.

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

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61 More yang than yin: Abbr. 62 Monetary bribes, in slang 64 What a star probably has

65 N.R.A. piece?: Abbr.

68 Artist’s favorite Broadway musical?

70 Revival meeting miracles

71 ___ Zulu (warrior dubbed Africa’s Napoleon)

72 Atlantean superhero of DC Comics 73 ___ Field

75 Defrocked villain on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

76 Vista opener?

77 Roman of film

81 Michigan college 82 ___ generis

83 Part of an umpire’s count 86 Put in writing

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89 Artist’s expression for “Such is life”? 92 Easter purchase

93 Worth all the hype, as a film 94 Snorkeling aids 95 “Tsk!” 98 Finger

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103 “Zero Dark Thirty” locale 105 Castaway’s construction

107 Rough position? 108 Sedona maker

111 The Roman way

112 How the expert artist passed her exam?

116 “The Cosby Show” boy

117 Last word in the Torah 118 Rain man?

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121 River that “sweats oil and tar” in T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” 122 Predoctoral tests, for short 123 Approximately Down

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16 “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” musical

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93 Words to live by

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91 Debatable sighting

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109 Discoveries of Michael Faraday

96 ___ yoga

97 Arabic name meaning “wise”

98 J. Carrol ___, Oscar nominee for “Sahara”

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113 Easter purchase 114 ___’easter

115 “Boardwalk Empire” network


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BEING COLLEGE READY Photos by Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

LEFT: Luke Gorlich of St. Charles fills out a worksheet during a pre-algebra class for incoming middle school students during a session of Kids’ College at Elgin Community College. ABOVE: Katie Hoekstra teaches a pre-algebra class at Elgin Community College.

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asloboda@shawmedia.com A child’s favorite plaything can be more than just a toy. It can provide parents an opportunity to talk with their child about real-world jobs and introduce the concept of college, said Becky McCabe, an assistant superintendent at St. Charles School District 303. For example, parents can tell kids who enjoy playing with Legos that, in real life, people build roads and that they learn such skills in college, she said. She said it is never too early to prepare children for college, whether it’s by reading to them at a young age or supporting their passions. “When kids know there’s a future – I think it then lays a path of optimism,” McCabe said. Although college becomes more of a focus in high school, educators say the groundwork for college readiness begins earlier. In its eight steps to college readiness, for example, St. Charles School District 303 identifies the first step as reading at or above grade level in kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade. “What we want to do in public school is make college an option for students,” McCabe said. “So, we want to give

St. Charles School District 303 has identified eight steps to college readiness that begin as early as kindergarten: Grades K-3 – Achieve at or above grade level Grades 3-5 – Score “exceeds” on the ISAT Grade 7 – Succeed in Accelerated Math I Grades 6-8 – Monitor your EXPLORE scores. EXPLORE is a test that helps students assess their high school and college readiness. Grade 8 – Succeed in Algebra I with a “B” or “A” Grades 9-12 – Succeed in college preparatory courses Grades 9-11 – Monitor PLAN and ACT scores. PLAN is a test that helps students prepare for the ACT and assess their college readiness. Grades 10-12 – Compete at least one Advanced Placement course them everything they need so that they can go to higher education if they want to.” Colleges also are working to make sure students are college ready. Seven years ago, only 24 percent of Elgin Community College’s direct-fromhigh-school students were completely college ready in reading, writing and math, prompting the college to begin

Alliance for College Readiness, said Julie Schaid, associate dean of College Readiness and School Partnerships. This partnership between ECC and the public school districts in its service areas aims to have all students in the ECC region graduate from high school ready for college, Schaid said. Now, about one-third of the college’s direct-from-highschool students are college ready, she said. “Clearly, we have a long way to go, still,” said Schaid, noting that in addition to high school educators, middle and elementary school teachers should be involved in the partnership. “We know if children start behind in kindergarten, it’s a catch-up process all the way through.” Educators say exposing children to college through other means, such as ECC’s annual Kids’ College summer program, is important because it gives them a chance to see a college and explore their skills. Having teachers wear clothing from their alma maters can even help, McCabe said, noting teachers from Richmond Elementary School made a concerted effort to do so a few years ago. “They wanted to share with the kids to be a teacher you have to go to college,” she said.

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

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

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Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Friday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.39...... -0.05 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.67...... -0.01 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 6.78..... +0.25 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 7.03..... +0.21 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 4.38...... -0.07 Dayton ................... 12....... 5.99...... -0.02 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.17..... +0.04 Waukesha ................ 6....... 3.08..... +0.09

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‘I will not be running’ for seat in 50th, Hastert says

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Plato Center resident Will Cali, 6, (left) shows his hook to his grandfather, Batavia resident Dave Armour, while fishing Friday at Island Park in Geneva. Armour took his grandson fishing while Will’s brothers played at a nearby playground.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Eighth annual veterans benefit buffet planned GENEVA – The eighth annual Geneva Veterans Benefit Buffet will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Villa Verone Ristorante, 416 Hamilton St., Geneva. It is hosted by the DuPage/ Kane County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America and features food from Villa Verone and prizes. Tickets are $25 and available from Stan Herzog at 630-2321423 or Paul Bauer at 630-2320828. Proceeds provide comfort items and sporting event

outings for veterans at Hines Hospital. Reservations are required.

Tai Chi Society offers open house today ST. CHARLES – The Taoist Tai Chi Society is offering an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, on the lower level at the Charlestowne Mall, which is at 3800 E. Main St., St. Charles. Registration is not required. For information, visit www. Midwest.usa.taoist.org/classes/foxvalley, call 630-443-3489 or email stcharles.il@taoist.org.

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ELBURN – No one has yet formally announced their plans to jump into the race to succeed the departing Kay Hatcher as south central Kane County’s state representative. But Ethan Hastert, an Elburn village trustee and son of a former Speaker of the U.S. House, said the list of candidates for that office will not include him. “I will not be running,” Hastert said in an email sent to the Kane County Chronicle on Friday morning. This week, State Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, set the wheels of succession in motion when she announced she would not seek re-election in 2014, and would leave the Illinois General Assembly when her current term expires in 2015. Hatcher was elected to a third term as state representative in 2012, and has served in that office since 2009.

Hatcher said her husband’s retirement plans prompted her to also announce her decision to leave public office after almost 25 years in various public roles. Some local politicians have indicated they are considering jumping into the race to succeed Hatcher in the strongly Republican 50th State House District. C o u n t y Ethan Board member Melisa Taylor, Hastert R-Sugar Grove, and Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels have said they may declare their candidacies in coming days. Taylor has never sought state elected office. Michels unsuccessfully challenged then-State Sen. Chris Lauzen in 2010. The 50th District also includes northern Kendall County, and at least one candidate there, Kendall County Board member Matt Prochas-

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AURORA – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, will host a kickoff event for the mobile Fab Lab at 10 a.m. Monday at the SciTech Museum, 18 W. Benton St., Aurora. The event includes Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, SciTech Director Arlene Hawks and other community leaders. The Fab Lab is a state-of-theart fabrication laboratory in which children and adults can invent, design and manufacture products ranging from tools to artwork to robot parts. The Fab Lab will be in Aurora through Wednesday and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Foster introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 this spring to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Prairie Landing Club to host championship event WEST CHICAGO – The 11th annual Prairie Landing Club Championship, will be Aug. 10 and 11 at the Prairie Landing Golf Club, 2325 Longest Drive, West Chicago. The event starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 10. It is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play event with assigned tee times. To reserve a spot, email jschlaman@prairielanding.com or call 630-208-7600. The cost is $206, including green fees.

– Kane County Chronicle

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BATAVIA – Batavia aldermen are set to vote Monday on hiring former St. Charles economic development director Chris Aiston as an independent contractor for economic development services. As proposed, Aiston would be paid an ann u a l r e t a i n - Chris Aiston er of $88,000, to be paid biweekly in equal payments of $3,384. Meredith Hannah had been the city’s economic development analyst since July 2008, but Hannah left the part-time post in February. “It’s cheaper for the city to have a consultant than hiring a full-time employee,” City Administrator Bill McGrath said. “It would have cost another 20

to 25 percent to have someone full-time.” McGrath said 33 percent of Aiston’s salary could be funded through the downtown’s tax increment financing districts. “This is a common practice used by other communities,” McGrath said. Because he would be a consultant, Aiston would not receive benefits, McGrath said. Aiston left his St. Charles post in July. He had been there since 2009. He has more than 20 years of experience in planning, zoning and economic development, including stints in Geneva, Kane County and DeKalb County, in addition to St. Charles. “He’s got a lot of experience right here in the county,” McGrath said. “There’s not a lot of training that will happen.” If aldermen approve Aiston’s contract, Aiston would start work as soon as Aug. 19.

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Batavia athletes help fight hunger By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Batavia High School senior Audrey Faulhaber said she knows the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is always in need of donations. Faulhaber and her fellow players on the Batavia High School varsity volleyball team on Saturday will distribute 1,300 bags in neighborhoods throughout Batavia to collect donations for the pantry as part of Batavia Athletes Against Hunger. They will return Aug. 10 to pick up the bags and bring the donations to the pantry. “We are hoping people are generous, and give to the community,” said Faulhaber, who is organizing the effort. She has been a volunteer at the pantry since her freshman year at Batavia High School. The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry serves residents living within Batavia or Batavia Township, which includes parts of Aurora and North Aurora.

The pantry serves more than 400 families every month. During a recent volleyball camp, middle school students collected more than 150 food items for the pantry. “It was a fun competition for the younger players, but it really sent the message that, as athletes, we have a responsibility to help others and work as a team to make a difference,” Faulhaber said. Nonperishable food items that the pantry needs include green beans, peas, corn, peaches, cereal, noodles, peanut butter and coffee. Items such as paper towels, dish detergent, toilet paper and laundry detergent also are needed. Berkeley Finer Foods and Trader Joe’s in Batavia provided the bags. Faulhaber said she hopes to involve more Batavia sports teams in the effort next year. “I just thought it was an interesting and fun way to help the community,” she said. “I really like the food pantry and what it does.”

8LOCAL BRIEFS Mall, center team up to host free screenings

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AURORA – The Westfield Fox Valley Mall has partnered with Presence Mercy Medical Center to offer medical information, health education and free screenings to shoppers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Wellness Center is open on the lower level of Carson Pirie Scott at the mall, located at the corner of Route 59 and New York Street in Aurora. The Wellness Center administers free wellness report cards, complimentary screenings related to blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, peripheral artery disease and bone density. Tips about health awareness, disease prevention and treatment options will also be available from Presence Mercy Medical Center

Hosanna! to host annual school supply giveaway ST. CHARLES – Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host its annual School Supply Giveaway from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, 31W925 Red Gate Road in St. Charles. Volunteers will assemble age-appropriate packages, with items such as paper, pencils and spiral notebooks. The packages will be distributed to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Any family with children in need can take part in the event while supplies last; a photo ID will be required. Anyone wishing to support the program with donations of supplies, volunteer time or monetary donations can call 630-584-6434 or email Welcome@HosannaChurch.com.

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Recent wet weather reduced the insects’ breeding ability By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com

cause rain stirs up the water. They lay eggs right on the water, so more rain actually is better to prevent West Nile.” That is why the public is encouraged not to allow water to get stagnant in birdbaths, pools, ponds, clogged gutters, flower pots, old tires or any abandoned debris that will hold water, Schlueter said. Wet conditions are not prime for the culex to breed, but such conditions are ideal for other nuisance mosquitoes, because of the way those mosquitoes lay their eggs, he said. “When water rises to those eggs, that causes them to hatch, and that is why we

get so many,” Schlueter said. “But nuisance mosquitoes typically don’t carry diseases.” West Nile is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. As part of its West Nile program, the health department is collecting dead birds to be sent to the state lab for testing. Call 630-444-3040 to report the presence of freshly dead birds without signs of decay or trauma, to determine whether testing is recommended. Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but some might become ill three to 14

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The Kane County Health Department is reporting that a batch of mosquitoes collected in a trap in Montgomery has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. This is the fourth time this year that traps have shown evidence of the disease in Kane County. Last week, a trap in Aurora was positive for West Nile virus. Last month, a trap near Algonquin administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health was found to contain mosquitoes that tested positive for the disease two weeks in a row. Tom Schlueter, a spokes-

man for the health department, said the county has 10 of its own traps that it monitors. The state health department has two collection sites in Kane County, in Algonquin and Sleepy Hollow, a state official said. The recent wet weather reduced the breeding ability of the culex pipiens and culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes that develop in urban areas. Culex mosquitoes rely on hot, dry weather to breed, Schlueter said. “The culex mosquito species associated with vector diseases breeds in stagnant water and has to have hot, dry weather,” Schlueter said. “A lot of rain actually inhibits their breeding be-

days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Illness from West Nile usually is mild and includes fever, headache and body aches, but serious illness, such as encephalitis and meningitis, as well as death are possible. Those older than 50 have the highest risk of severe disease. County residents are urged to avoid being outdoors at dusk when they are most active and wear shoes, socks, long pants and a longsleeved shirt. Repellent that includes DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus also is recommended. For information, visit the health department website at http://www.kanehealth. com/west_nile.htm and the state site, www.idph.state. il.us/envhealth/wnv.htm.

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