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AT THE READY LOCALS PREPARE FOR STATE LAW ALLOWING CONCEALED CARRY. PAGE 9 Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

Julius Cuartero (left) of Geneva and his son, Matt Cuartero, get help from Sean Hogan of Campton Hills while shopping for a gun at G.A.T. Guns in East Dundee in July.

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CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

IN FOCUS A weekly feature by Sandy Bressner, photo editor at the Kane County Chronicle

On page 7 of the Aug. 7 edition of the Kane County Chronicle, an incorrect time was listed as the beginning of the walk portion of the seventh annual Bob Leonard 5K. The walk event starts at 8:05 a.m. Full details appear on page 3 in today’s Out and About feature. The Chronicle regrets the error. ••• Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; email, editorial@kcchronicle. com.

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ventured to Big Rock this week to photograph some Girl Scouts from the Elburn and Sugar Grove areas as they participated in a day camp at Camp Dean. When I arrived, the girls were working on crafts as some wait-

ed out a little bit of rain – they were scheduled to play in the swimming pool. Like my own Girl Scout camp that I attended during my younger years, there were tie-dye projects going on and girls eating their lunches out of brown paper

bags with their names splashed all over them. But in addition to that, the girls were working on handprint pieces of art as part of a new partnership, a Kindness Campaign. On these drawings were hearts

and peace signs and words exclaiming what it means to be kind. I thought it was so simple and so brilliant. Be kind. Make others happy. Trust. Forgive. That’s what we should all strive for in life.

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Batavia Pantry to become liquor store By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – The owners of Batavia Pantry have been given permission to convert the business into a liquor store. Batavia aldermen Monday approved the request. Batavia Pantry, which currently does not sell alcohol, is in a shopping center at Wilson Street and Raddant Road on the city’s east side. Yogi Patel, whose father owns the store, said the transition will take a few months. The new store will be called

“The loss of the food aspect will be detrimental to the area, but it has not been successful anyway.” Bill McGrath Batavia city administrator Batavia Pantry and Liquor, and it also will sell snacks, but no groceries or packaged food, Patel said. Patel said the store has been struggling since it opened

more than a year ago. Chicago Pizza and Catering is the only other business in the shopping center. “We are not selling many groceries,” Patel said. “It is hard to survive.” City staff had recommended approval of the change. “The loss of the food aspect will be detrimental to the area, but it has not been successful anyway,” Batavia City Administrator Bill McGrath said in a memo to aldermen. As a Class B liquor license holder, the store can be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays

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Where did you grow up? St. Charles Pets? A cat named Armani Who would play you in the movie of your life? Phyllis Diller First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A secretary, and I became that. A book you’d recommend? Anything by James Patterson Favorite charity? American Cancer Society What game show would you be on? “Wheel of Fortune” Favorite local restaurant? Jose Maria’s in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met George Burns at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas about 30 years ago. A bunch of people were wanting his autograph, and I did not do anything. But he just walked right up to me, and I did get an autograph.

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Annual Bob Leonard 5K set in St. Charles WHAT: The seventh annual Bob Leonard 5K River Run/Walk and second annual Colonial Cafe Kids’ Turtle Hurdle Obstacle Course are set for this weekend. WHEN: The 5K starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, the walk starts at 8:05 a.m., and the obstacle course begins at 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles INFO: Register at www.signmeup. com/90666. Event day registration is available at an increased rate.

Rockin’ Fenderskirts to play in Batavia WHAT: The public is invited to hear classic rock when the Rockin’ Fenderskirts perform later this month. Take a trip through the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s as the Rockin’ Fenderskirts perform the greatest hits of the era in their original style. Attendees will hear the music of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly and others. The concert and refreshments are free, but space is limited.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Aug. 20 WHERE: The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia INFO: Those who plan to attend should reserve a seat by calling 877-391-7044 by Aug. 19.

Festival will include Equus Film Festival WHAT: An event, The Festival of the Horse and Drum, takes place later this month. The event includes the Grand Tournament of St. Charles, an international jousting and games tournament and the Equus Film Festival. The event is sponsored by Equus Concepts and the Horseman’s Council of Illinois. This event will include the Native American Indian Association of Illinois, which will present traditional Inter-Tribal PowWow and Drum. A fiesta of Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican horses and riders will appear. The film festival will be at the Arcada. WHEN: Aug. 17 and 18 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, with some events at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: For information, visit www.FestivalOfTheHorseAndDrum.com or call 630-272-3077.

Batavia Corn Boil set at high school WHAT: The 2013 Batavia Corn Boil is set for later this month. The event traditionally signals the beginning of the fall sports season. It is a community event. Hot dogs, brats, corn, chips and a drink will be served. Festivities will be on the Wilson Street side of the school. Entertainment will be provided by the BHS marching band, the cheer teams and the dance teams. Various sports practices will also take place during the event. At 7:30 p.m., the fall sports student-athletes and their parents will attend an informational meeting in the BHS gymnasium, hosted by athletic director Dave Andrews. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 WHERE: Batavia High School, 1201 Main St., Batavia COST: The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for students and $4 for those 65 and older. The cost is $25 for a family of four and $5 for additional family members. INFO: For information, call 630-406-8904 or send email to colleen.puttin@bps101.net.

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St. Charles resident Cherry Graupner, 58, was at the classic car show in Geneva with her blue 1965 Chevelle when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

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‘It represents patriotism to me’ Military historian documents St. Charles VFW post’s demolition By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – For three days last month, former army medic Steve Thompson watched as crews demolished the building once home to Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5036 in downtown St. Charles. “To me,” the 73-year-old retiree said, “it was very sad to see it come down because it was like an end of an era.” The building at 119 N. Third St. in St. Charles was constructed in 1952 and expanded in 1986. It recently was sold to the city of St. Charles, which plans to build a public parking lot in its place. City officials have said the parking lot should be finished by Oct. 1. Although Thompson wasn’t a member of the VFW, he often would have coffee with veterans there. He said the old post was more than bricks and mortar.

“It represents patriotism to me,” Thompson said. Others apparently felt a connection with it. At one point, Thompson said, an old veteran saluted it because it was his last chance, and no less than a couple of dozen passers-by stopped and asked Thompson what was going on. “I’m a military historian,” Thompson said. “To me, this is part of history.” Believing the former VFW post deserved proper recognition, Thompson said he took a couple of hundred photographs documenting its demolition. He labeled an image of the last wall to fall – the front entrance – “Last Wall Standing.” In a written description of the photograph, Thompson explained the significance of the timing of its destruction. “It fell on Saturday, July 27, which was also the same day as the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War,” he said.

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The city of St. Charles has demolished the former St. Charles Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2036 to make room for a parking lot.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Fishing areas, trail part of restoration project GENEVA – New fishing areas and a riverside trail will be added to the west side of Fabyan Forest Preserve this summer, as part of a shoreline restoration project by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. Fabyan Forest Preserve is at 1925 Batavia Ave., Geneva. Fabyan West Forest Preserve will undergo new trail construction from Aug. 19 to Sept. 27.

Shoreline restoration is scheduled through Oct. 25. Users may experience periodic closures of parts of the preserve and Fox River Trail during the project. Affected trails will have signage indicating possible closures and where possible, temporary trail detours will be created. Although the trails, roads and fishing areas will generally be open, preserve users may experience occasional, tempo-

rary closures to accommodate equipment movement and safety concerns. For information, call 630-2325980.

Artist reception planned for Saturday in Elgin ELGIN – An artist reception with live music is set from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. The suggested donation is $5.

There will be a photographic pop-up exhibition featuring the work of Steven Sturgill, with Erika Cespedes, Angie McMonigal and more. For information, visit www.sidestreetstudioarts.org.

Tveit to bring Sunday message to Montgomery MONTGOMERY – World Council of Churches general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit will bring the Sunday morning message at 10:30 a.m. Sunday

at Neighborhood Church of the Brethren, 155 Boulder Hill Pass, Montgomery. Tveit will be on a trip to visit various Christian groups in the United States, traveling from the World Council of Churches headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The service is open to the public, and will be followed by a time for coffee and fellowship. For information, call 630-8973347.

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Seven-Day Forecast

National Weather

Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

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P. sunny with a slight chance of showers

Mostly sunny & pleasant

80 59

77 56

Bill Bellis Chief Meteorologist

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Becoming partly Partly sunny & Becoming mostly Mostly sunny & Mostly sunny & a sunny warmer; isolated sunny; cooler pleasant little warmer storms

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Tri-Cities Almanac

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Harvard

78/54 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 80/56 Temperatures Waukegan 80/56 79/56 High/low ....................................... 80°/61° Normal high ......................................... 82° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 96° (1983) Algonquin 80/57 80/59 81/61 80/58 Normal low .......................................... 64° Hampshire Record low ............................... 46° (1976) Schaumburg 80/56 Elgin 80/59 Peak wind .......................... ENE at 13 mph 80/56 DeKalb Precipitation 80/59 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 80/59 82/61 Month to date ................................... 0.38” Normal month to date ....................... 1.06” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 24.93” 80/63 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 22.58” Dixon 80/55

UV Index

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

80/56

Sandwich 80/56

Orland Park 80/61

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Air Quality

Reading as of Thursday

City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

Today Hi Lo W 80 61 pc 80 56 pc 81 61 pc 80 61 pc 80 56 pc 81 61 pc 82 63 t 78 56 pc

Saturday Hi Lo W 77 56 s 79 54 s 76 56 s 77 57 s 78 56 s 78 55 s 82 60 pc 78 56 s

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

Today Hi Lo W 82 59 pc 80 54 pc 80 59 pc 80 57 pc 80 62 pc 80 58 pc 80 61 pc 79 56 pc

Saturday Hi Lo W 81 56 s 75 53 s 79 57 s 79 55 s 78 56 s 78 56 s 78 56 s 74 55 s

Fox River Stages 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source: Illinois EPA

Pollen Count Data as of Thursday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Thursday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.38....... none Algonquin................. 3....... 1.73..... +0.02 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 6.47...... -0.08 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 6.91..... +0.02 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 4.20...... -0.05 Dayton ................... 12....... 5.89...... -0.06 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.22....... none Waukesha ................ 6....... 2.95....... none

Sun and Moon

Source: National Allergy Bureau

Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset

Today 5:55 a.m. 8:02 p.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:07 p.m.

Saturday 5:56 a.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:47 a.m. 9:36 p.m.

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Today Hi Lo W 62 55 r 86 73 t 87 72 t 82 58 s 92 63 pc 78 68 t 86 72 t 82 61 pc 85 69 t 103 78 s 78 56 pc 80 60 pc 89 74 pc 96 78 pc 84 66 t 80 64 t 98 76 s 78 61 pc

Saturday Hi Lo W 63 54 r 87 72 t 88 67 pc 86 60 pc 93 60 pc 85 65 pc 88 72 t 79 57 s 85 65 pc 101 79 s 86 60 t 83 62 s 89 76 sh 93 77 t 84 65 pc 83 65 s 98 78 s 78 62 pc

Today City Hi Lo W Louisville 86 74 t Miami 89 80 t Milwaukee 79 59 pc Minneapolis 76 55 s Nashville 86 74 t New Orleans 90 78 t New York City 82 72 t Oklahoma City 88 71 t Omaha 80 59 pc Orlando 90 75 t Philadelphia 88 73 t Phoenix 104 82 s Pittsburgh 80 62 t St. Louis 84 71 t Salt Lake City 92 65 s San Francisco 65 55 pc Seattle 82 60 pc Washington, DC 88 75 t

Saturday Hi Lo W 88 70 t 90 81 t 74 58 s 80 62 pc 90 72 t 91 76 t 86 68 pc 90 70 s 84 62 s 90 75 t 88 69 pc 104 83 pc 80 56 pc 85 69 pc 92 65 s 65 55 pc 78 58 pc 90 73 t

Saturday Hi Lo W 94 75 s 110 81 s 98 76 pc 76 56 pc 59 45 s 96 75 s 70 50 pc 84 66 s 63 43 pc 74 58 pc 97 66 s 88 77 t

City Mexico City Moscow Nassau New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Sydney Tokyo Toronto

Today Hi Lo W 79 53 t 84 66 s 88 80 t 86 79 r 73 57 pc 86 70 pc 84 68 t 90 77 t 85 78 t 66 50 pc 95 81 c 78 57 pc

Saturday Hi Lo W 74 53 t 86 66 s 89 80 pc 88 79 sh 75 53 pc 84 66 s 88 66 s 90 77 t 86 78 t 74 44 s 95 83 pc 74 56 s

World Weather City Athens Baghdad Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Manila

Today Hi Lo W 94 75 s 110 82 s 100 74 s 71 56 c 57 37 s 96 73 s 67 48 pc 84 66 s 61 42 t 74 55 sh 93 64 s 89 77 t

Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

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ABOVE: The new Cadence Cancer Center at Delnor Hospital opens Sept. 2. LEFT: Nancy Moran, RN, (far right) gives a tour of the new Cadence Cancer Center at Delnor Hospital. To see more photos, visit KCChronicle.com.

Homeland security liaison joins Fox River & Countryside Fagel will help local responders prepare for major incidents By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com CAMPTON HILLS – Chief Greg Benson said the Fox River & Countryside Fire/ Rescue District’s primary focus is on daily emergencies. But to better prepare for larger-scale incidents, the department created a new part-time position that was filled about a month ago by Sugar Grove resident Mike Fagel. Fagel’s official title with the department is homeland security liaison and investigator. His experience in fire service, public health, law enforcement and emergency management spans 40 years, and he has published several textbooks and teaches courses related to homeland security at Northwestern Univer-

sity and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Fagel said he plans to keep working as a Department of Homeland Security analyst while working parttime with the department. “My background pushes me toward people. I enjoy working with people,” Fagel said. “For four decades, I have Mike Fagel been in public service and this is an extension of that.” Benson said Fagel’s role with the department will benefit other agencies, including area schools, police and fire departments and some public assembly facilities in planning for major disasters or incidents. Fagel said it’s a progres-

sive position that will focus on prevention, education, training and awareness. “He’s got an incredible wealth of expertise in these areas,” Benson said. “He’s written several books; he’s a professor at Northwestern University; he’s been all over the world on assignments for the Department of Homeland Security. ... He’s a definite asset for us.” Benson said the largescale emergencies they’ll likely plan for include a school shooting scenario. He said Fagel’s expertise will help the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District and other area emergency responders develop a response plan for major incidents. “Really, it’s a position designed to help all emergency response agencies prepare at a higher level,” Benson said.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Repairs underway at Bliss and Denny roads

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SUGAR GROVE – Nicor Gas and Northern Pipeline repairs are underway at Bliss Road and Denny Road, south of the bridge over Interstate 88. The work began Monday and is expected to last about two weeks. The project will involve alternating single-lane closures and traffic control with flaggers on-site. Drivers should anticipate increased travel times while the work is being performed. For information, visit www.

Free blood pressure screenings available ST. CHARLES – Free blood pressure screenings will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles. Screenings are open to the community and sponsored by Meridian Home Health Care. Contact Cathy Winters at 630-377-2769, ext. 210, for information.

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Meet and greet at the ballpark

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LOCAL NEWS | Kane County Chronicle / KCChronicle.com ABOVE: Fans watch as the Kane County Cougars take on the Burlington Bees.

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Kane County Chronicle general manager Jim Ringness (left) talks with Chronicle subscriber Jim Henry of St. Charles during Subscribers’ Night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Thursday as the Kane County Cougars faced the Burlington Bees. For more Kane County Cougars coverage, turn to PAGE 19.

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More car burglaries plague city’s west side KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – Geneva police responded to several car burglaries that occurred Wednesday night on the west side of town, and officials urge residents to lock their vehicles.

The majority of the car burglaries were in the Fisher Farms and Westhaven subdivisions and the vehicles were left unsecured, according to a police announcement. Police officials remind residents to lock car doors at night and remove or conceal valu-

ables. Those who see suspicious activity in their neighborhoods should call 911 so that the police department can investigate. Anyone with information about the burglaries should call Geneva police at 630-2324736.

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TOP: Kane County Chronicle editor Kathy Gresey (left) and Chronicle Promotions Coordinator Lisa Glavan greet Chronicle subscribers during Subscribers’ Night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.


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ComEd to unveil power line plan at public meetings By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com ComEd is expected to soon unveil its first thoughts on where it would like to string about 60 miles of new high-voltage power lines through Kane County to Ogle County. And residents of Kane, DeKalb and other counties in the path of the proposed new run of power lines will have a chance to examine and sound off on the plan. Next week, the electric utility will host three public open houses on its Grand Prairie Gateway project. The first open house will be Tuesday in Rochelle, with open houses to follow Wednesday at the South Elgin Lions Club, 500 Fulton St., South Elgin, and Thursday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. Each open house will run from 4 to 7 p.m. ComEd has said the open houses are intended to collect feedback from the public and local governmental leaders regarding the route the power lines could take through the region. Under the proposed project, ComEd would run the power lines from its substation near Wayne to a substation near Byron in Ogle County. ComEd said the project is needed to make the regional power grid more efficient and

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If you go Want to offer your thoughts on ComEd’s proposal to string high-voltage power lines between its substations near Wayne and Byron? ComEd is hosting a public open house session to allow anyone to view their initial route proposal and offer feedback. The local open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the South Elgin Lions Club, 500 Fulton St., South Elgin. head off distribution problems it anticipates to worsen in coming years. There are currently no transmission lines running directly between the Wayne and Byron substations. Lines from the Byron station connect with lines to northwestern Illinois. Lines from Wayne run to the Chicago area. ComEd representatives have not yet indicated where the utility intends to run the new power lines. They said they will issue a preliminary primary route proposal next week, which will be refined based on public input. The route will be laid somewhere within a 700-square-mile study area. In Kane County, that study area includes much of the county’s northern and central townships. ComEd has said it intends to seek state permission for the power line project later this year.

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Bird is the Word employee Jenny Rychter (right) helps veterinarian Scott McDonald (left) remove a fishing line from the leg of a goose in front of the Batavia store last month.

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Bird is the Word employee helps injured Canada goose By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Thanks in part to Bird is the Word employee Jenny Rychter, an injured Canada goose no longer is nursing a sore leg. Rychter and veterinarian Scott McDonald, who owns a bird practice, late last month successfully removed a fishing line that was embedded under the skin of a goose and constricting one of the goose’s legs. Rychter said the goose hangs out near the store,

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which is near the Fox River in downtown Batavia. “It was wrapped all around its leg, and it was there for so long that skin had grown over it,” Rychter said. One of her first challenges, however, was catching the goose so they could treat it. “I tried for quite a few hours,” Rychter said. “I even jumped into the Fox River to try to catch it.” Rychter said she finally was able to catch the goose by trapping it against a wall with a large blanket. After the fishing line was

removed, Rychter and McDonald released the goose, and the goose joined her mate and their three goslings. “She was instantly walking better right after the fishing line was removed,” Rychter said. “She seems to be walking at a normal pace now. She has barely a limp left to her walk.” But the goose still is hesitant about Rychter getting close to it. “If I go near her, she hisses at me,” Rychter said. “But that’s OK. I felt really good I was able to help.”

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Illinois readying for rules to initiate gun legislation By BRENDA SCHORY

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For information, visit the following sites: • Illinois State Police – www.isp. state.il.us • IllinoisCarry.com – www.illinoiscarry.com • Stop Concealed Carry – www. stopconcealedcarry.org • Illinois State Rifle Association – www.isra.org

ABOVE: A selection of handguns are displayed at G.A.T. Guns in East Dundee in July. LEFT: Joshua Agguirre (left) of Elgin watches as Mitul Rao of Carol Stream loads an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at the shooting range at G.A.T. Guns in July. Photos by Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com

government buildings, gaming facilities, airports, amusement parks, sporting events and mental health facilities, among others. It also restricts those who can successfully apply for the concealed-carry permit to be at least 21 years old, not convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence or a drug conviction in the 10 years preceding the application, according to the law. Those who are mental hospital patients or who have been convicted twice of drunken

driving within the previous five years also are ineligible, according to the law. ••• Not everyone is happy the concealed-carry law passed, such as Geneva resident Jean Pierce, a co-chair of the Issues Committee of the League of Women Voters of Illinois. “The League supports ‘restrictive regulation of all handguns and ammunition.’ With that in mind, I am very concerned that the concealed-carry law, which passed, does not have sufficient restrictions,” Pierce said in an email re-

sponse to a question. “For instance, according to the bill, people could carry concealed weapons into restaurants serving alcohol or even into churches and other places of worship. This seems to be extremely short-sighted,” Pierce said. Stop Concealed Carry was organized specifically to oppose concealed carry in Illinois, said organizer Lee Goodman. “We organized prior to the federal court decision,” said Goodman, referring to the 7th Circuit decision that found the state’s ban on concealed carry

was unconstitutional. Goodman said the 7th is the only circuit that made that decision, as others decided contrary. He said if Attorney General Lisa Madigan had appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court within the required timeframe, it likely would have been overturned. “The whole thing is based on an erroneous decision,” Goodman said. “It’s a difficult situation. We do not want to see more people killed.” One option would be for the group to work on repealing the law – or to be part of an effort to repeal the Second Amendment, he said. ••• According to the bill’s fiscal impact statement, the Illinois State Police will need 25 new civilian employees, plus two contractual workers for six months each, $51,000 for equipment and materials at an additional cost of nearly $3 million to meet the estimated 325,000 people who will want concealed-carry permits. The bill also is expected to generate nearly $32 million in revenue, based on record levels of firearms owners identification cards. The cost for a concealed-carry permit is $150 for five years for Illinois residents and $300 for five years for outof-state residents. Greg Tropino, owner of G.A.T. Guns in East Dundee, said he already has 2,000 people on a waiting list for concealed-carry training as soon as the state works out its rules.

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As Illinois prepares for rules to initiate the concealed-carry gun law, Batavia resident Kevin Celia will be ready. Celia, 56, does range shooting and is a range safety officer, a National Rifle Association instructor for pistol use and personal home protection. Celia is among those who support the Legislature’s override of Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of the concealed-carry bill, which made Illinois the 50th state to have concealed-carry legislation. Shooting instructors and gun sellers are gearing up to meet the expected interest, estimated at more than 325,000 applications, according to state officials. “Honestly, I think it’s a great thing,” Celia said. “People have an option now of being responsible for their own safety. Of course, they depend on law enforcement to protect them. But in a situation where you can’t get a police officer right away – especially when it comes to your family – you want to be able to protect them.” Celia said he expects to be teaching a lot of concealed-carry classes as the Illinois law, much stricter than other states’ laws, requires 16 hours of training. Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the state police have been working on specifications for the new law. House Bill 148, which created the Family and Personal Protection Act, is likely to go into effect early next year. “Because we need time to implement it,” Bond said. “We have 180 days from when the veto was overridden. ... It’s very complicated and not so simple.” Among the issues still being worked out is consistent signage for businesses that will or will not allow concealed carry, and businesses that will not allow employees to bring guns to work, Bond said. Language in the law bans concealed firearms from bars,

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Joe Oberweis will resign from D-302 school board By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com MAPLE PARK – A prominent local businessman will not serve out his term on the Kaneland School District 302 board. Joe Oberweis, president and CEO of Oberweis Dairy and son of state Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, confirmed Thursday that he intends to submit a letter of resignation to administrators and his colleagues on the board. Oberweis said he is resigning because he and his family are moving into a new home in Batavia, which is outside the Kaneland district boundaries. “My understanding in speaking with the district’s legal counsel is that if you no longer live in the district, you cannot continue serving on the board,” Oberweis said. “So with my kids getting ready to start school in a new district ... it was best to offer the board the flexibili-

ty and the timing they need to start the school year with a new board member in my place.” Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, served on the Kaneland board for a little more than two years. He was elected in 2011 from among a field of seven candidates to a four-year term. When he ran for the board, Oberweis touted his Joe experience as Oberweis an executive at his family’s North Aurora-based business to highlight his skills at “solving problems.” During his time on the board, Oberweis served as a member of the bargaining committee that negotiated a new contract with Kaneland’s teachers. He said that achievement by the board was notable for its success at improving relations between district

employees and administration. “It’s a huge testament to [District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler] and the teachers that the conflict was resolved so early on, and so positively,” Oberweis said. He said he was proud of the decisions the board and administrators have made during “difficult economic times.” “It’s a great organization,” Oberweis said. “And I am certainly disappointed to not be a part of it going forward.” The Kaneland board is expected to begin discussing how to replace Oberweis at its meeting Monday. Oberweis said he has not decided whether he will seek an office in his new hometown of Batavia. “I didn’t see serving on the [Kaneland] board as a stepping stone to do something else,” Oberweis said. “For me, it was a way to add value to my community and be a part of what’s going on.”

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cealed carry for 75 years. They don’t require any kind of training, and you can get a lifetime license,” Rowe said. “Florida has had concealed carry for more than 20 years.” While some may get jittery about concealed firearms in public places, such as restaurants or grocery stores, Rowe said anyone from Illinois who travels to other states already has been in areas where residents are legally allowed to be armed. “The people who go through the process of doing this, they are smallest segment of the public to commit any crime, let alone violent crime,” Rowe said.


8POLICE REPORTS

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• Terrell J. Jones-Bradley, 21, of the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, was charged Wednesday, Aug. 7, with disorderly conduct at 1234 E. Wilson St. • Edward R. Arbet, 54, of the 600 block of North Prairie Street, Batavia, was charged Wednesday, Aug. 7, with criminal trespass to property at the Batavia Park District’s Peg Bond Center, 100 N. Island Ave. • Nicholas F. Hopp, 19, of the 3100 block of Longwood Lane, Aurora, was charged Thursday, Aug, 8, with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana and driving with only one headlight. • Graffiti was placed on an electrical transformer at 525 Western Ave. It was reported Tuesday, Aug. 6. • A cellphone was taken from

RadioShack, 21 N. Randall Road. It was reported Tuesday, Aug. 6. Geneva • James P. Fanella, 19, of the 0N500 block of Dobson Lane, Geneva Township, was charged Wednesday, July 31, with driving under the influence, underage drinking, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 1.2 grams of marijuana. • Four newspapers valued at $10 were reported stolen Monday, Aug. 5, from in front of the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. According to reports, the four papers are delivered bundled together and are stolen at least once a week, but there is no pattern as to which day it occurs. • A window valued at $100 was reported broken Friday, Aug. 2, at a house in the 0-100

block of Bedford Lane. St. Charles • Nicholas Conrad White, 29, of the 1100 block of Geneva Road, St. Charles, was picked up Monday, Aug. 5, from the Cook County Jail by St. Charles police for three warrants. • An unlocked 2013 minivan in the 900 block of Manley Road, St. Charles, was reportedly rifled through between Sunday, Aug. 4, and Monday, Aug. 5. The owner believes five males she saw about 8 p.m. Sunday were responsible. They were reportedly lingering on the corner near her house and appeared to be checking out cars. • Juan J. Chavez-Belmont, 31, of the 100 block of South Tyler Road, St. Charles, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 7, on two warrants for failing to appear in court. He was taken to the DuPage County Jail.

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consumption of alcohol were Shannon A. McGee, 18, of the 2700 block of Duncan Lane, Batavia; Trevor R. Hollis, 18, of the 1100 block of Sara Court, Batavia; Brian N. Vetsch, 18, of the 400 block of Alberosky Lane, Batavia; Benjamin T. Link, of the 2S400 block of Deerpath Road near Batavia; Brittney M. Reaber, 18, of the 1400 block of Indian Hill Drive, Bensenville; Anna

N. Zeyen, 18, of the 200 block of Maves Drive, Batavia; and Rachael L. Miller, 18, of the 200 block of Redbud Lane, Batavia. Also charged were Peter N. Rudd, 18, of the 500 block of North Batavia Avenue, Batavia; Andria M. Miller, 18, of the 400 block of Sennett Street, Batavia; Celine E. Harmon, 18, of the 2500 block of Bird Lane, Batavia; Jake A. Monty, 18, of

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Lazarus House will celebrate anniversary ST. CHARLES – Lazarus House will celebrate the 10th anniver-

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GENEVA – Geneva police charged seven people with underage drinking in two parties on different days, according to reports. Three were charged with underage drinking in the first incident at 1:14 a.m. Aug. 1 in an apartment building parking lot in the 700 block of East State Street. Those charged were Erin A. McCullough, 20, of the 21000 block of West South Road, Lake Zurich; Katie M. McCullough, 18, of the same address; and Febe M. Granados, 20, of the 200 block of Lewis Road, Wauconda.

Four were charged with underage drinking at 3 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of South Third Street. Those charged were Troy J. Buehler, 19, of the 1200 block of Ridgeway Avenue, Aurora; Nathaniel T. Wade, 19, of the 1600 block of Southampton Drive, Aurora, who also was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol; Melanie Bachtell, 20, of the 600 block of Blackhawk Drive, Batavia, who also was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol; and Daniza N. Leon-Gavin, 20, of the 600 block of Holly Court, North Aurora, who also was charged with driving without insurance and driving with a revoked license.

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Fun Fest organizers seek fireworks space By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com MAPLE PARK – Maple Park Fun Fest’s fireworks show might be in jeopardy this year if organizers can’t find a big enough space to set off the display. The festival is set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. The fireworks show is slated for Sept. 1. In previous years, the fireworks were staged in a partially developed subdivision, Squire’s Crossing, said Beth Miller, who does marketing and public relations for the festival. The developer in past years had given festival organizers permission to set off fireworks from that location.

That agreement continued once a bank took ownership of the development, she said, and festival organizers were able to lease the property during the festival. But that space is not available this year because the bank is in the process of selling some of the properties, and a new contract prevents the bank from leasing space in the subdivision, Miller said. “We’re trying to come up with different ideas,” she said about where the fireworks can be displayed this year. “It’s kind of funny that we’re in the middle of cornfields here, and we can’t find space.” She said festival organizers are looking for a space that has at least a 350-foot

clearance from any buildings. A space that’s at least 500 feet away from any buildings would be ideal. “Then we can do the real big stuff if we have 500 feet,” she said. Miller said organizers raised about $1,000 more than their $5,000 goal this year to purchase more fireworks to fill out the show, which usually lasts about a half-hour. Miller said anyone who knows of space that could work should contact festival organizers by sending an email to mapleparkfunfest@ yahoo.com or visiting the festival’s Facebook page. The festival takes place mostly on Main Street in the village.

Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, which is just east of Orchard Road in Aurora. There will be Fay’s pork chop and chicken barbecue, bingo, raffles, photo booth and inflatable kids games. There will be special recognition for U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Ted Lauzen and U.S. Navy Lt. Hans Lauzen, who are both returning home to Aurora after foreign military deployments. Special guests at the picnic are Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford, candidates for Illinois governor. Tickets are $30 for individuals, $50 for a couple and $75 for a family. Sponsorships are available. For information or to purchase tickets, call the Lauzen campaign office at 630-264-2419.

days and Thursdays – Aug. 13, 15, 20 and 22 – at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Volunteers do not need to know a second language or have a teaching background. Volunteer tutors teach for one hour each week at a time and public location that is convenient. To register for the August workshop or for a future workshops, visit www.lvfv.org or call Peg Coker at 630-584-4428.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Cantigny will host ‘French Connection Day’ on Sunday WHEATON – Cantigny Park will host its annual “French Connection Day” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The free festival debuted in 2008. The French theme commemorates an important chapter in the life of Robert R. McCormick, Cantigny’s benefactor. In 1918, at age 37, McCormick commanded an artillery unit in the Battle of Cantigny in France as a member of the U.S. Army’s First Division. Attractions and activities will include a French Open Air Market presented by Bensidoun, French music by “Traveler’s Dream,” wine tasting and French food at Le Jardin restaurant. Parking is $5 per vehicle. For information, visit www.cantigny.org.

Lauzen will host annual pork picnic Saturday AURORA – Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen will host the 19th annual Chris Lauzen’s Porky Picnic from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at FVPD Vaughan

Literacy program seeks additional volunteers Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley needs volunteers to teach English to more than 30 adults who are waiting to learn. A four-session tutor training workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tues-

Volunteers are needed for house walk in Batavia BATAVIA – Volunteers are needed for Batavia MainStreet’s House Walk, which is set for Sept. 29. Volunteer positions include docents, greeters and home tour guides. The event will feature five homes and a portion of the original Batavia City Hall, a 120-year-old limestone building. Call Batavia MainStreet at 630761-3528 to learn more. All volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the walk at the discounted $10 rate. – Kane County Chronicle

John Mark Jensen: The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles, where a service will follow the visitation at noon. Interment will be private. Robert Bernard Kasperson: A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Not going away To the Editor: I wish to comment on Jerry Marchese’s letter about the Zimmerman verdict and race (Kane County Chronicle, July 26, 2013), and I must say I do agree with his last point – the issue is not going to go away any time soon. On the Internet one morning, I saw something that reminded me of the last flying B-29 Superfortress aircraft, named FIFI. A mother of eight and the only nonwhite juror on the Zimmerman jury looking full-face into the camera on network TV, saying how she cannot sleep, so unfair to the family of the slain teenager. Her heart is aching. So, let us recap how this mother felt – a teenager is followed home by someone driving a car then they get out and follow on foot. They have a

gun; the teenager did not. It’s dark, and they did not know this person following. The teen may have felt threatened and felt the need to defend himself. Remember, Zimmerman was the aggressor. Zimmerman decided to get out of his vehicle and follow the teen. Why didn’t Zimmerman let the police handle everything, instead of engaging the youth? Zimmerman, it turns out, applied to be a police officer and was rejected. Sometimes, I think being raised in a crazy, mixed-up family was a blessing. It gives me insight to a behavior I have often used myself. You know, when you are upset or sad, pretending everything is fine because you must be a professional “whatever.” The show must go on. Paste on the plastic smile and wish everyone a nice day. People, in general,

would like to pretend we don’t have racism in America. Maybe if we all pretend we don’t have racism, it will go away. Over the years, I have engaged in discussions about race over the Internet. I feel pleased that President Barack Obama has taken a moment to put in his own perspective on being black in America. His statements come almost one century after another U.S. president endorsed a viewpoint of blacks so distorted and hateful, in my view, it echoes still today. Even in the 21st century some pockets of the South foster old wounds. It was dangerous to be black in the South in the past, and – as I contend – it often still is dangerous to be black in the South.

WRITING TO US 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.

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How to capitalize on recent victory in child obesity fight BLOOMBERG NEWS Finally, from the frontlines of the U.S. obesity epidemic comes promising news. Levels of obesity among low-income babies and toddlers have dropped in 19 states and territories by at least 1.8 percent and, in some places, as much as 19.1 percent from 2008 to 2011. This news isn’t just important for the here and now; it holds big implications for the future. Overweight or obese preschoolers are five times as likely as other kids to have lifelong weight problems, increasing their risk of heart disease, diabetes and early death.

The researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who found the positive trend among poor children can’t put their finger on why it’s happening, although they do suspect that various government efforts to publicize the child obesity problem are making a difference. They specifically cite improvements in the nutritional content of food packages provided by the federal food program for low-income women and children. The children in the obesity study were part of this program. What’s more, kids today drink less sugary soda than they did in 1999 (8 percent less, a recent study shows),

breastfeeding, which has been correlated with relatively healthy weight gain in babies, is gradually becoming more prevalent. In 2009, almost 79 percent of infants at least started breast-feeding. How can we build on this early success? Many states and cities have banned sugar-sweetened drinks in K-12 school programs. Preschools and daycare centers should be coaxed to follow suit – and to restrict not only sodas but also fruit drinks and sports beverages. Water can do the trick. It’s also true that the challenges of weight control – restricting sugary drinks, limiting TV time, serving

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plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit at meals – fall disproportionately on poorer families. It’s important to direct healthyweight messages to children in this cohort. Small children of every income level are still vulnerable to advertising of fast food and soft drinks on television. From 2009 to 2011, TV food ads targeted to children ages 2 to 5 increased by 8.3 percent, the Federal Trade Commission has found. If the food industry can’t, on its own, restrict commercials for children to foods that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, then local, state and federal policymakers should consider setting man-

datory standards. As the United States makes some strides against obesity in small children, the rest of the world will want to pay attention. The World Health Organization estimates that 40 million kids younger than 5 worldwide are now overweight, including 10 million in developing countries, adding to an increasing global burden of noncommunicable diseases. And to be clear, obesity still afflicts one in eight American preschoolers and one in six older children and adolescents. The news that the rate is falling among poor children is good, but it’s only a start.

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Claims truck lacked adequate brakes and that driver was going too fast for conditions By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com The mother of a North Aurora woman killed in May in a Batavia crash is suing a disposal company and the driver that hit her car. Monica Warner, 23, of North Aurora, was killed about 6 a.m. May 15 after the 2002 Saturn she was driving was struck by a 2006 Mack

garbage truck being driven by Matthew Flood, of Oakbrook Terrace-based Flood Brothers Disposal. She was pronounced dead Monica at the scene. Warner was Warner exiting west onto Fabyan Parkway from a

private driveway at the Batavia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center when she was struck by the garbage truck, which was traveling east. She was leaving work after a night shift at Batavia Rehabilitation, located at 520 E. Fabyan Parkway. Cassandra Warner, the mother of Monica Warner, filed a lawsuit in Kane County Circuit Court on Tues-

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day against Flood and Flood Brothers Disposal. The suit seeks more than $50,000 in damages. The lawsuit claims that the garbage truck Flood was driving lacked adequate brakes and horn. The lawsuit also claims that Flood was driving too fast for conditions and that he “failed to give audible warning of the approach of

his motor vehicle, although such warning was reasonably necessary to insure the safe operation of said vehicle.” In addition, the lawsuit claims that Flood “failed to decrease speed so as to avoid colliding with another vehicle.” A Flood Brothers representative Thursday said the company had no comment on the lawsuit.

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TAKING CENTER STAGE GALLERIES EXPECTED TO GROW AT ST. CHARLES MEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND. PAGE 18 Jeff Krage for Shaw Media

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A foursome makes its way toward the eighth green during a qualifying round of the 2012 St. Charles Men’s Golf Tournament at Pottawatomie Golf Course. Galleries sometimes follow once the tournament shifts to match play.

Some in tourney field hoping for bigger galleries By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

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T. CHARLES – Most golfers who scored a speedy first-round match play victory in the St. Charles Men’s Tournament last weekend walked at least another few holes at Pottawatomie Golf Course. They acknowledged each other while inevitably converging on the same match, but the scene still seemed oddly incomplete. Past champion Jon Woods was closing out a 1-up nail-biter against returning runner-up Garrett Patten on the 18th green, and yet the gallery was inundated with men hoping to have their own followers. The tournament is open to all players with St. Charles mailing addresses. That goes for spectators, too. “Gets you out of the house. Walk around the golf course. Bring the wife. Bring the dog. Who the [heck] cares?” peren-

nial tournament contender Brian Charles said. “I think most people don’t realize they can do that.” Charles, who will not be part of the championship flight semifinals that begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, formed this stance years ago, as he gladly trailed groups when he wasn’t contending for a title. He remembers a healthy crowd and some good buzz, an experience he re-lived while placing second in the A-flight of the Aurora City Tournament last month. Although he admittedly “backed” his way into a playoff, Charles didn’t seem to mind that the extra holes gave a group of about 25 fans a meatier supply of free golf. “While that’s a stroke-play tournament and this is a match-play tournament, it is fun to watch the matches, and I wish more people would do that,” Charles said. “Because if it’s your kids or it’s the neighbor kids or the guys who you kick it around with

on Wednesday afternoon in league, it’s fun to actually see it in your own backyard as opposed to having paid 120 bucks to walk in the door.” Defending champion Matt Daly welcomed a support section that included his girlfriend during last summer’s final round. It’s a safe bet the gregarious 2004 St. Charles East alumnus would not deter any nonacquaintances from watching, but he doesn’t expect many. “Probably other people just have things to do,” Daly said. “Early-round matches tend to not be as busy, but people tend to come out here once it gets a little tighter and the field thins out as it is.” Earlier this summer, Pottawatomie pro Ron Skubisz and assistant Bill Ogiego cited expanding family dynamics and the tournament’s three-weekend format as circumstances behind lower player participation.

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Weekend tournament schedule SATURDAY’S SEMIFINALS Championship flight Matt Daly vs. David Lanciotti, 7 a.m. Chris Jones vs. Chris Thomas, 7:07 a.m. A-flight Jim Dierks vs. Russ Davis, 7:15 Ron Ingold vs. Clint VanLaningham, 7:22 B-flight Ed Murzinski vs. Shawn Furrie, 7:30 Wally Plywaczewski vs. Brian Henry, 7:37 C-flight Rich Artz vs. Ed Blyshak, 7:45 Dave Davis vs. Mark Ferowich, 7:52 D-flight Patrick DeVito vs. Steve Black, 8 Bob Wulff vs. Buzz Haviland, 8:07 SUNDAY’S FINALS D-flight, 7 a.m. C-flight, 7:10 B-flight, 7:20 A-flight, 7:30 Championship flight, 7:40 – All times listed are in a.m.

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COUGARS 7, BEES 0

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Cougars designated hitter Dan Vogelbach celebrates a home run against the Burlington Bees on Thursday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. The Cougars wore Cubs uniforms in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first night game at Wrigley Field. a 12.86 ERA, he was sent to Mesa to sort things out. He allowed only two earned runs in 13-plus innings in Arizona. Peralta displayed good movement on a fastball that

8SPORTS SHORTS Wheaton’s Ruggles sets unofficial 3-point mark WEST CHICAGO – Wheaton Academy junior Josh Ruggles set an unofficial world record by swishing 135 3-pointers in five minutes Thursday afternoon. He took aim from the top of the key at the Warriors’ gym from about 2:45 to 2:50 p.m. Ruggles shifted from the right wing, the site of his previous shooting exhibitions, in an effort to get a better look at the basket and keep his older brother, Brandon, from retrieving too many long rebounds. He attempted 147 threes overall, a 91.8 percent success rate. “Shooting today definitely felt a lot better than the previous times I shot,” said Ruggles, a Wheaton resident who recently connected on 111 threes in five

minutes. “I just got in a rhythm and didn’t feel tired at any point.” Ruggles’ family is touting the feat as a world record. A video is posted online at YouTube. Laurie Koehn of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream is believed to hold the previous mark of 132. Ruggles, the reigning IHSA King of the HIll 3-point shooting champ, used two Wilson Evolution basketballs. College basketball analyst Dick Vitale recognized Ruggles on Twitter later Thursday afternoon, thanks to some politicking from Brandon. “That pumped me up a little bit,” Josh Ruggles said. “Dick Vitale is always fun to listen to, and the fact that he tweeted it … it was really cool to see that.”

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he threw consistently at 93to 94 mph and mixed in some offspeed offerings, particularly when ahead in the count. “He was stellar,” Vogelbach said. “He got ahead early with his fastball. Anytime you have

command of your fastball like he did, you’re tough to hit.” Vogelbach crushed an offering from Burlington starter Pat Lowery (4-7) in the third inning for a three-run homer that cleared the roof of the right

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GENEVA – Starling Peralta lived up to the first half of his first name and Dan Vogelbach lived up to his reputation as one of the most-feared hitters in the Midwest League on Thursday night as the Cougars routed Burlington, 7-0, at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. Peralta (2-0) started on the mound for the Cougars and didn’t allow a hit until Pedro Toribio led off the sixth inning with a line single to left. Peralta retired the next two batters, but then walked a pair to load the bases. Justin Amlung came on in relief and induced a grounder to short by Julio Concepcion to end the threat. Peralta was making his first home appearance for the Cougars (47-64 overall, 17-28 second half) after not allowing a run in two road starts. He has now thrown 13⅓ scoreless innings since arriving from Rookie League Mesa at the end of July. The right-hander started the season at Advanced-A Daytona, but after giving up six home runs in 14 innings and posting

field party deck. “[Lowery] did a really good job the first couple innings keeping people off balance,” Vogelbach said. “He was throwing his change-up in any count and on fastball counts, so it was 3-2 with [runners on] second and third and I knew he was going to throw a change-up, so I just sat on it and I got it.” Vogelbach has 17 homers and 71 RBIs on the season, putting him among the league leaders in both categories. The Cougars added three more runs in the fifth. Oliver Zapata started the rally against the Bees (44-67, 18-28) with a beautiful bunt single down the first-base line. He scored on a two-out single by Carlos Escobar and Jose Dore followed with a two-RBI hit to extend the lead to 7-0. Giuseppe Papaccio drove in the first run of the game with a second-inning double high off the left field wall. A crowd of 10,238 packed the ballpark for the 25th anniversary of the first night game at Wrigley Field. The Cougars wore Cubs jerseys to mark the occasion.

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Recounting Kaneland’s 1982 girls basketball team winning a state title By LUKE SRODULSKI

On the road to a Class A state championship

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APLE PARK – Former Kaneland girls basketball coach Rick Schairer doesn’t like to use the word “dominant” when talking about his teams, but there probably isn’t a better way to describe the 1982 state champion Knights. Schairer’s 32-1 squad was so good that they needed more competition than their opponents, so they started a friendly rivalry with the Kaneland boys team. Both teams went downstate, but only the girls came back with a state championship. Although they obviously wanted the best for their classmates, Lea Ann Brei (née Machias), a senior guard on the team, remembers teasing them with the phrase, “The boys went down, but the girls got the crown.” Rarely is an appearance in the state finals not the main story, but that’s how it was at Kaneland that year. With the football team struggling, basketball got the attention.

AN ESTABLISHED FOUNDATION The Knights were coming off two regional titles in the past three years, and expectations couldn’t have been higher. Schairer said he’ll never forget when Melissa Olmstead, a senior on the title team, claimed after her sophomore year, “Coach, when we’re seniors, we’re going to win the whole thing.” With the talent on the team, it didn’t seem too far-fetched. Brei was a star guard who went on to play at Mississippi College and Bradley University, and Lesley Hudgins was a 6-foot-4 center who headed downstate after graduation to play for the University of Illinois. But more importantly, Schairer said that every player knew her role and executed it. “Since they’d been playing together for such a long period of time, the team order had

Supersectionals Kaneland 56, Melrose Park (Walther Lutheran) 50 Semi-States Kaneland 52, Morrison 49 Semifinals Kaneland 59, Quincy Notre Dame 47 Final Kaneland 55, Massac County 41

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The 1982 Kaneland girls basketball won the state championship. kind of been established,” he said. “The kids who could score, scored, and the kids who had to play defense, played defense. Every kid was important and that was down to the statistician.” When the season started, the Knights rolled to the finals of a holiday tournament in Hinsdale. But after five consecutive wins to open the season, they were upset by Joliet East. It could have been a moment that deflated the team, but the players used it as a springboard. Expectations were high, but it wouldn’t deter them. “We were just rising to the occasion,” said Nancy Turk (née Feddersen), another senior on the 1982 team. “The standard was set, and we tried to reach it. There wasn’t any extra stress. We just did the best we could.”

UTTER DOMINANCE And so began a dominating run of basketball. When the Knights started Little Seven Conference play, their average margin of victory was more than 20 points a game. Despite their singular focus, the Knights still had fun. One day, the team came out to watch the sophomore game before theirs, and Turk was sporting a huge, bright-orange afro. Schairer said he nearly had a heart attack before realizing it was a wig. “She just understood, a lot of tension, a lot of pressure, let’s keep things loose,” Schairer said. And it worked. Kaneland didn’t lose another game. They weren’t playing their best basketball, Schairer says, but it was enough to win. They’d need to do a little better against Quincy Notre

Dame, which they met in the state semifinals. The Raiders were led by Caren Kemner, who would go on to win a bronze medal with the U.S. Olympic volleyball team in 1992. QND had finished second the year before and would capture back-to-back titles afterward. But not that year. The Kane County Bank president passed out T-shirts to all the fans, making Assembly Hall in Champaign “a sea of orange,” and the team didn’t disappoint. The Knights won their 26th game in a row, just one away from their longtime goal.

DREAMS REALIZED Standing in the way was Massac County, who raced out to a halftime lead in the championship game, leaving Kaneland in an unfamiliar position. Schairer left them to ponder their motto, “You got-

ta want it,” and the players knew what they had to do. “We weren’t going to let it slip away,” Brei says, “so we came out a lot more energized and a lot more intense. We realized that it was an all-ornothing time.” Kaneland turned up the pressure and grabbed the lead, never to relinquish it again. And when the buzzer sounded, the Knights had done what they set out to do. They won a state championship in Class A. “We had this moment of reflection where we said, ‘Wow, this is real. This is happening,’ ” Turk said. “It was a little larger than life for a while.” The excitement took some time to dissipate. The team’s hotel held a party for them the next day, and the trip home took a lot longer than expected. The streets were lined with people from Yorkville to Maple Park, and the Knights stopped in each community to celebrate with their fans. That parade showed that the 1982 team didn’t just shoulder the weight of their own expectations. They played with the expectations of a whole community, and they fulfilled them. All the pieces fell into place that year, and a humble Schairer says he was just happy to be a part of it. “It was one of those oncein-a-lifetime teams,” Schairer said. “I just didn’t want to screw anything up.”


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PN HIGH A closer look at the local golf scene CHIP-INS Play it again, Sam

Royal Fox breast cancer fundraising event a joint effort By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The Royal Fox Ladies Golf League raised $1,000 for breast cancer research at its inaugural Rally For A Cure golf tournament 18 years ago. “We thought we were pretty hot stuff,” chairwoman Pat Laverty said. Laverty and her country club colleagues desperately need a new description these days. “Hot stuff” pales in comparison to their fundraising prowess of the early 2010s. The group contributed $42,000 last summer, and Laverty is optimistic Tuesday’s outing will approach that figure as final numbers trickle in. It’s enough to humble her many times over, and also to vault Royal Fox’s Rally event into the top 10 nationwide and No. 1 in Illinois. “It’s the only fundraiser that the ladies do, and it’s a very special event,” Laverty said. “We have a lot of cancer survivors and we’d like to honor them and we’d like to make sure that

those that are suffering from it now get the best care they can and the best research that’s available to them.” Laverty, 64, took the reins of the tournament within the past decade, but has been part of each one in some capacity. Sixty golfers participated Tuesday, with 20 other people donating through a dinner after the golf. Although she was not born in St. Charles, Laverty considers herself a native because her husband, Dick, is “a hometown boy” and the couple put three sons through St. Charles East. She became a Royal Fox member in 1988 and immediately sensed the camaraderie that has boosted the tournament to its current level. If not for a joint effort between members – including volunteer efforts and businessmen working to secure hole sponsors or car dealership backing for “hole-in-one car holes” – who knows where things would stand? “We always tell everybody, it’s not about the golf, it’s about what we’re trying to do here today,” Laverty said.

“Everybody really gets behind that and contributes to the cause.” Laverty cited the courage of a number of friends who have fought breast cancer for inspiring her to use her knack for organization. A retired former Ace Hardware inventory and customer service employee, she typically begins fundraising and other efforts about five months before the event, which is held annually on the first Tuesday in August. That puts the 2014 tournament 362 days away. “The battle goes on. There’s always an easy way to get involved. There’s an easy way to help,” Laverty said. “You just have to look for it sometimes. I’m hoping that people will see what we do at Royal Fox and want to get involved in some way or another.”

• Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@shawmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.

Hill of a midweek deal Fall sports practices for high school athletes begin Wednesday, but one deal among the online specials at Settler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia promises one more rather affordable recreational outing for the road. A $25 Tuesday and Wednesday midday special – the price for 18 holes with a cart for all tee times between 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. – expires Wednesday. Golfers must present a coupon from www.settlershill.com to receive the rate.

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Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles hosted its annual Rally For A Cure golf tournament Tuesday. The effort raised $42,000 in 2012.

Geneva resident Sam Bradberry, club pro at Hughes Creek in Elburn, sees more of his and other courses than just the office. “Playing is a big part of it,” he said. “The guys [other pros], we all complain that we don’t get to play enough, but you’ve got to make enough time to play.” Bradberry promised himself he’d do just that as next week’s Illinois PGA Senior Championship at Lincolnshire Country Club approached. He’s part of the 46-player field that will compete in 36 holes of stroke play over Monday and Tuesday. That doesn’t mean he has cut away from any other of his many duties, which included monitoring an outing Thursday afternoon. “We’ve been busy and we’re in great shape right now,” he said, “and that’s about it.”

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VIEWS Hub Arkush Generally, the only thing that matters in a first preseason game is how quickly we get to the final whistle and the health of all involved when it arrives. But this Bears team is different in a number of ways and it’s possible the preseason opener in Carolina will be, too. Regardless of which players they are coaching, it will be Marc Trestman’s first time in the driver’s seat on an NFL sideline and I’m sure we’ll form certain impressions that will stick with us for awhile. Nothing is worth the ridiculous ticket prices NFL teams charge for these exhibitions, but it will be well worth our time to observe how the new sheriff in town runs the show. More than that what fascinates me about this Bears team is I can’t remember the last time the Bears entered preseason Game 1 with so many starting positions up for grabs? Both guard positions, right tackle, the No. 3 wide receiver spot, left defensive end, middle linebacker (because of D.J. Williams’ injury) and the nickel back spot all appear to be open. Perhaps you have Earl Bennett and Williams penciled in as the third wideout and middle linebacker, but my gut and my eyes tell me the powers-that-be don’t. Clearly, the three offensive line spots are being hotly contested, and while Corey Woot-

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Wide receiver Joe Anderson runs with the ball during practice at Bears training camp July 27 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. The Bears start the preseason at 7 p.m. today at Carolina. ton and Shea McClellan will share time at left end, as well as in a three-man rotation with Peppers on both sides, one of the two will emerge as the starter on the left. The majority of these battles will take the entire preseason to play out, but it is possible the right tackle, No. 3 wide receiver and nickel back jobs will be claimed in Carolina. How many times have we seen it early in training camps when players make surprise showings that stick with us and gain momentum regardless of what’s going on around them? Right now, Eben Britton, Joe Anderson and Isaiah

Frey are clearly the flavors of the month in Bourbonnais. I could be in the minority on this, but I’m not even sure the third wideout spot is a competition right now. Earl Bennett is out with a concussion and Anderson has been gaining ground all offseason. With Brandon Marshall rehabbing the hip he had surgery on, Anderson got a ton of work in OTA’s and minicamp with the first and second teams and played consistently well. There are few veterans on this roster who can be replaced by equal or better talents and provide significant salary cap relief by leaving, but Bennett is one.

I’m not saying he’s gone, but a big game in Carolina for Anderson could be too much for Bennett to overcome. Nobody saw Eben Britton coming. He was just a guy the Bears added to compete somewhere on the O-line and, in fact, they had him at guard during the offseason. But he clearly was more comfortable at right tackle in Jacksonville. When both Jermon Bushrod and backup Jonathan Scott went down in practice, Britton was next man up and he performed well. That earned him a chance to compete with J’Marcus Webb on the right side when Bushrod came back, and Webb is clearly perceived as

the weak link on this line. In successive post-practice media sessions this week, Trestman gave a lukewarm review of Webb and then some excited observations of Britton, indicating to me a big game for Britton in Carolina could be the beginning of the end for Webb. The only cornerbacks on the roster with NFL experience other than starters Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings after Kelvin Hayden went down are Zack Bowman and Sherrick McManus. Bowman’s already been cut and re-signed once, and both are valued most for special teams. If Frey performs well at the nickel in Carolina, the job will be his. If he stumbles, you can expect to see some new faces in Bourbonnais next week.

• Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media and HubArkush.com. Write to him at harkush@shawmedia. com.

Pottawatomie only has nine holes, but can be ‘difficult’ • GALLERIES Continued from page 18 That may be, but the field making that late-summer investment in their course won’t soon back down from the dramatic merits of

match play. Woods closed with a pair of pars to erase a late deficit, and won when Patten was unable to make a par putt from the fringe. “You can’t really complain about that,” said Richard Geier, a championship flight qualifier who caught

the match’s latter stages. “Especially match play. Let your opponent beat you.” Fewer than 24 hours later, Woods experienced the other side of the equation, losing to Daly in 20 holes, 1-up. “St. Charles isn’t a big

town to begin with. Not as big as Aurora, right?” Charles said. “And people go, ‘Oh, Pottawatomie, it’s only nine holes.’ And then they come out here, and they putt on these greens and they go, ‘Jeez.’ That’s where the difficulty is.”

Charles credited late course designer Robert Trent Jones for those tricky contours. Jones’ name appears on the sign at the Pottwatomie entrance. From the black tees, 3,007 yards of nine-hole public golf unfurl beyond.


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Local Garden Club awards scholarship KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – St. Charles North High School graduate Devin Kelly was presented $3,000 at the Pottawatomie Garden Club’s meeting in July for his outstanding high school accomplishments and desire to pursue an education in environmental and natural resources engineering. Kelly maintained a 5.0 grade-point-average and was an active participant in the National Honor Society. In the fall, Kelly will be attending the Purdue University College of Agriculture. According to a news release,

Kelly plans to focus on minimizing the effects of acid rain, addressing global climate change, automobile emissions and the protection of wildlife. “I believe a quality environment is essential for maintaining good health, while also allowing people to enjoy and participate in their physical environment,” Kelly said in the release. The garden club’s annual scholarship is awarded to a St. Charles student who is interested in higher education relating to horticulture studies. Applications are reviewed in the spring. For more information, visit www.pottagardenclub.org.

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Pottawatomie Garden Club scholarship co-chair Alice Steffen (from left to right), Brian Kelly, Devin Kelly and scholarship co-chair Joan Joseph celebrate the awarding of a scholarship to Devin Kelly.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – Rachael Spalding of Batavia recently received a Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship from Washington University in St. Louis. Spalding graduated from Batavia High School in 2013, and will be a freshman in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences in the fall. The scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrate exceptional writing talent. The award is for $3,000 and is renewable for four years. The Nemerov scholars participate in a series of educational experiences designed to meet the needs and

interests of writers. Experiences include enrollment in the Howard Nemerov Writing Seminar, submission of their work to campus publications, participation in writing-intensive group activities and the earning of a minor in English writing. The scholarship is named after the late Howard Nemerov, who taught at the university for more than 20 years. During his 50 years as a writer, Nemerov wrote more than 25 books. In 1978, he won both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He was one of 11 people awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 1987 by former President Ronald Reagan.

ST. CHARLES – Claire Davis of St. Charles and other high school senior girls from across Illinois will gather in Schaumburg on Aug. 9 for the Distinguished Young Women of Illinois program, a national scholarship program for high school girls. The program participants will compete for college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Illinois. The program is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Schaumburg High School Step Room No. 224, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Tickets, which will be available for purchase at the door, cost $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Doors

will open at 6 p.m. The 11 participants competing will be evaluated by a panel of five judges in the categories of scholastics (20 percent), interview (25 percent), fitness (15 percent), self-expression (15 percent) and talent (25 percent). The participant selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Illinois will advance to the national level at the 57th Distinguished Young Women National Finals in June 2014 in Mobile, Ala. The winner will join 49 other state representatives in competing for scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America. The women competing for the Illinois titles are Davis; Georgi Yaekel of Freeburg; Jessica Diaz of Chicago; Kayla Lloyd of Olympia Fields; Lisa Bennatan of Lake Forest; Par-

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is Morgan of Chicago; Rachel Tucker of Plainfield; Rebecca Tessarolo of Schaumburg; Rucha Kulkarni of Schaumburg; Shannon Jessen of Hawthorn Woods; and Shayna Patt of Park Ridge. For more information, visit illinoisdyw@gmail.com.


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MILESTONES WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Hallman-Ahnen Lisa Ahnen (Hallman) of Yorkville and Zach Ahnen of Batavia were married April 6 at Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville. The couple celebrated at their reception, which took place at Whitetail Ridge in Yorkville. Hallman is the daughter of Dave and Lynn Hallman of Oswego. Ahnen is the son of Dave and Sherry Ahnen of Batavia. The matron of honor was Jennifer Tate, who was joined by bridesmaids Katie Bradac, Meredith Ament and Hannah Ahnen. The junior bridesmaid was Skylar Korzen. Madison Tate was the flower girl and Thomas Tate was the ring bearer. Brian Hillhouse served as the best man, and was joined by

groomsmen Noel Bradac, Jacob Ahnen and Drew Hallman. The wedding ushers were Tom Tate and Dan Crimi. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii.

ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT Virginia and Ray Marck Virginia (Leigh) and Ray Marck, longtime St. Charles residents currently living in Batavia, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a garden party Aug. 11. The event will be hosted by Andy (son) and Pam Marck (daughter-in-law) and the Marck’s grandsons, Stephen and David Marck. The couple was married Aug. 14, 1943, in Washington, D.C. They have one son, Andy Marck (Pam), who lives in St. Charles, and a daughter, Becky Marck (David Hathoway), who lives in Saitama Ken, Japan. They have two grandchildren. Virginia enjoys reading, playing

bridge and bird watching. Ray enjoys woodworking, attending lectures, exercising and gardening. They both enjoy visiting with their friends and family.

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Kane County Chronicle • Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 • Page 25 • KCChronicle.com

With little fanfare, Hyundai Azera provides luxury ride Hyundai executives apparently think they have a good thing going, and perhaps they do. The 2013 Azera is virtually the same as the redesigned 2012 model. There may have been no changes, but there was in price. The $32,000 2012 model is now the $32,250 2013 Azera. The Azera is priced more than the competition in this front-wheel-drive, five-passenger, four-door class of large sedans, but there is a reason for this. The price includes more, such as eight airbags, heated and cooled seats, leather and alloy trim, 18-inch alloy wheels, P245 performance tires, heated rear seat, and even a chilled glove box. These factors and more are included in the base price. A $4,000 technology package on a recently tested Azera jacked the price up to $36,250. The package included power rear sunshade and manual rear side window sunshades, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, plus tilt and slide sunroof, memory for driver (exterior mirrors, steering wheel, seat), ambient lighting, 19-inch wheels for wider P245 tires, xenon headlamps, ventilated front seats, driver’s seat cushion extension, rear park assist sensors and an upgrade sound system. If a buyer can do without the package, the asking price remains $32,250 and also includes a navigation system, rear backup camera, power front seats, power exterior heated mirrors, power express windows in front and door locks, keyless entry and pushbutton start. The engine is a 3.3-liter, 293-horsepower V6 mated to a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission. In the large sedan class it excels and can race from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 7 seconds. It has been tested in 6.7 seconds by members of the automotive media. Even with the power, the Azera may not be the most

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Standard fare on the $32,250 Hyundai Azera midsize sedan are eight airbags, a full-sized spare tire, a 293-horsepower engine and a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper exciting drive around. In that department, the Chrysler 300 and Buick LaCrosse come to mind. But the Azera does what it is supposed to do well and that

is provide comfort and a solid, economical ride. A 2013 Azera arrived for a week of test driving and did just that. During hot days, the air conditioning compressor worked fine and the fan distributed cooled air to the four corners of the vehicle. On one 180-mile stretch of interstate (I-39), the 3,605-pound sedan averaged 30.2 miles per

gallon, but in combined city, suburban and county road driving, the average was 26.6 mpg. Economy is above average for a sedan of this size. From 60 to 0 mph, the braking distance is about 130 feet on dry pavement, which is, again, average for this size of sedan. Legroom is phenomenal and has grown to 45.5 inches in front and 36.8 inches in the

rear. Trunk space of 16.3 cubic feet puts it close to the top in the full-size sedan class. It can turn on a dime, but officially it turns a circle in 36.5 feet. The suspension system of wishbones with coil springs and gas shocks carried occupants quietly over road imperfections during the test week.

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Azura designed to resemble sedan from BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class • HYUNDAI Continued from page 25 Obvious niceties were a navigation system with a touchscreen display, a high definition sound system including satellite radio, a hands-free (Bluetooth) phone system, iPod and USB ports, auxiliary input jacks, side-mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, remote keyless entry, push button or smart start, leather seat and cabin trim. Niceties discovered after several days in the car were rear backup camera (helps prevent running over children or objects behind the vehicle while backing up), automatic headlights (dusk arrived), trip computer (necessary to get, eventually, an accurate fuel economy figure), self-dimming rearview mirror (nighttime driving), a compass in that mirror, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and rear seat (heated but not cooled) climate control vents.

Design features that were noticed after a first walkaround of the vehicle were the P245 tires mounted on optional 19-inch alloy wheels (18 inchers standard), chrome tips for the dual exhausts at the rear, monochrome body moldings and door handles, raised beltline, fender creases, fog lights in front and a short rear deck. Power features included front seats, express windows, heated exterior mirrors and door locks. Hyundai is known for loading a car (coupe, wagon or sedan) with goodies and daring the competition to do the same. It is true for each of the company’s entries in the various size categories (subcompact, compact, midsize, full-size) which are divided into several class niches (economy, practical, entry or near luxury and luxury). The Azera qualifies as a near-luxury sedan. In the luxury class, Hyundai has the relatively new Genesis coupe and sedan. Introduced in 2001 as the XG300, Hyundai’s intent was

to load up a midsize, fourdoor, five-passenger sedan with lots of goodies and undersell the competition. In 2002 the XG300 became the XG350 (3.5-liter engine vs 3-liter six-cylinder). In 2006, Hyundai renamed the XG the Azera. Besides traction and stability controls, safety features include eight airbags, dusk-sensing headlights, and a full-size spare tire. Additional niceties are cruise control, air conditioning, dual lighted vanity mirrors, remote keyless entry, tachometer, clock, compass, variable intermittent wipers and a rear defogger. There are 12 volt outlets, floor mats, reading lights, grab handles, cup holders and armrests front and rear. The split rear seat allows access to the trunk. Other safety features include a four-wheel antilock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, five seatbelts and adjustable headrests (whiplash protection in front), child seat anchors and

rear door child safety locks. The five-year or 60,000mile warranty includes 24hour roadside assistance. The powertrain is under warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles. With its raised hood, front fog lights, wraparound headlights and short rear deck, the Azura is designed to resemble a sedan from the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz

E-Class. From a distance, an Azera might even be mistaken for this classy competition. Like the Mercedes, Hyundai mounts the power front seat controls, which are in the shape of seat and headrest, on the door panels. Ask about $500 to $1,000 rebates and the possibility of 2.90 percent financing at a dealership.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Jonathan Kellerman (1949), writer; Whitney Houston (1963-2012), singer; Deion Sanders (1967), football and baseball player/sportscaster; Eric Bana (1968), actor; Anna Kendrick (1985), actress. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Don’t be hesitant to elevate your sights in the year ahead, especially where you work or career goals are concerned. Whether you realize it or not, you’re in an excellent achievement cycle where much can be accomplished. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your prospects for material acquisition look to be especially encouraging, especially in situations where you are doing business with someone of the opposite gender. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – It could be a mistake to delegate a critical assignment to someone who has yet to be tested. If you can’t give the job to anyone else, you’d be better off doing it yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – If you feel compelled to do something for another without any thought of what’s in it for you, it could turn out to be a beautiful experience. Follow your instincts. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Go out of your way to express your gratitude to someone has been quite kind to you lately. Everyone likes to know that he or she is appreciated. It’ll mean a lot. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Situations that have strong elements of friendly competition are always your cup of tea, and today could offer you just such an arrangement. Win or lose, do it with grace, and everyone benefits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Don’t get upset if your ears start burning, because it’s likely that if you could hear all the things being said about you, it would make you happy, not upset. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – If you haven’t been as considerate as you should be toward a loved one lately, go out of your way to make amends. Hugs and kisses have a magic that works every time. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Make your needs and wants secondary to those of your special someone, especially if the relationship has gotten a bit stale lately. It’s a great way to get it stirred up again. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You should take advantage of today’s trends, which will have an especially good effect on your work situation. Things won’t just happen, however; you’ll need to go after what you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If you’re an unattached Taurus who would like to find a special someone, it might be a better-than-average day in terms of meeting promising new prospects. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – There’s a good chance that you’ll have a knack for finalizing contentious matters to the satisfaction of everyone. Speak up to get your ideas across. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Be sure to compliment someone who deserves praise for a job well done. As long as you’re sincere, it will be far more important to that person than you might realize.

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“Planes,” an animated PG movie in the vein of “Cars,” is one of many movies opening this week.

Five things to do this weekend MORE CONTENT NOW 1. Movie time. The big movies opening this week are “Elysium,” an action/sci-fi flick starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster; “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” a PG entry in the Percy franchise; “Planes,” an animated PG movie in the vein of “Cars”; and “We’re the Millers,” an R comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms. 2. Worldwide Art Day. Friday is Worldwide Art Day, a day designed to get children and even adults to express themselves artistically. Artists for a Better World suggest you draw a picture, compose a song, write a poem or story, paint and more. 3. Meteor shower. The peak of the Perseids meteor shower begins this weekend. The moon shouldn’t interfere too much this year, so you’ll have a good chance to see the show. NIU Stem Café is

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LEFT: Worldwide Art Day, a day designed to get children and adults to express themselves artistically, will take place Friday, Aug. 9. RIGHT: National Garage Sale Day is Saturday, Aug. 10. hosting a star gazing party at Acquaviva Winery, 47W614 Route 38, Maple Park, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Visit www.planitkane. com for more information.

4. Garage sale Saturday.

National Garage Sale Day is Saturday. If you haven’t visited any sales this year, this weekend is the perfect time. 5. Youth Day. International Youth Day – a day designed to highlight youth issues across

the world – is Monday, but the weekend may provide more opportunity to participate.

• The Kane County Chronicle contributed to this story.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips now, and possibly not thinking straight. A card may have been sent with the bouquet that was somehow lost in transit. That she was married to her husband for 50 years and now suspects he was unfaithful because of a bouquet of flowers at the man’s funeral is a sad reflection on their marriage. Dear Abby: I am in my early 30s and have been married for five years. My husband and I decided to have a baby, and five months ago I found out I was pregnant. When I told my mom the great news, she wasn’t happy to hear it. She doesn’t care. All she cares about is how “fat” I’m going to get. My mother never wants to talk about anything baby-related. If I complain about an ache or pain, she quickly says, “It’s because you’re fat!” The last time I went to

the OB/GYN for a checkup, Mom didn’t even ask if everything was OK. All she said was, “How much weight have you gained?” It hurts me so much that she treats me and her future grandchild this way. Please help me. I don’t know what to do anymore. – Almost In Tears In Ohio Dear Almost In Tears: Stop depending so much on your mother’s approval and you’ll have a happier pregnancy. The person you should talk to about your weight is your OB/ GYN. If your weight is such that it might affect your health or your baby’s, you need to know it ASAP. Your doctor can refer you to a nutritionist if you need guidance about your diet. Your relationship with your mother doesn’t appear to be particularly positive. As you grow closer to motherhood, talk more with your girlfriends, talk more to your husband and less to your mother. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Osteoarthritis usually runs in the family Dear Doctor K: I have osteoarthritis. Can you tell me what is happening in my joints that causes my painful symptoms? Dear Reader: The short answer is that osteoarthritis causes deterioration of cartilage in the joints. But I suspect you’d like a more detailed response. There are many different kinds of arthritis, but osteoarthritis is the most common. It causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints that worsens over time. The condition most often affects joints found in the shoulders, wrists, fingers, hips and knees. These joints are designed for a variety of movements that make possible all manner of activity, from playing tennis to playing the piano. Joints, like machines with moving parts, are vulnerable to friction. If a machine’s moving parts come in contact with one another, friction will scratch the surfaces and cause pitting, distortion and eventually breakage. Two strategies can prevent such friction: applying a lubricant, or inserting a cushion. Human joints are protected in both ways. The joints affected by osteoarthritis are lined with a membrane, called synovium, that produces synovial fluid. Synovial

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff fluid lubricates the joint, guarding against friction and allowing movement. In addition, the ends of the bones in these joints are covered by a protective layer of cartilage. The tough, elastic cartilage cushions the bones. Cartilage can mold to its surroundings, so the opposing surfaces of a joint are perfectly matched. As cartilage becomes less resilient, microscopic pits and fissures appear on its surface. Tiny pieces of cartilage may flake off into the area surrounding the joint, and the damaged cartilage can set off a chain of events that results in joint inflammation. As cartilage degenerates, patches of exposed bone appear. Over time, the space between bones narrows. The surfaces of the bones change shape, leading to friction and joint damage. The bones try to repair themselves, but the renovation attempts are uneven. As a result, bony overgrowths form along the margins of the damaged joints. These little pieces of overgrown

bone can get chipped off of the bone. Then they become like gravel in the joint, making it hurt worse. (I’ve put an illustration of the process on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) The combination of damaged cartilage, bone rubbing on bone and inflammation all contribute to your symptoms of osteoarthritis. So, that’s what osteoarthritis is. But you asked what causes it. Medical research has provided some answers. We know that part of it is genetic; It runs in families. It ran in my family. We are born with a vulnerability for our joint cartilage to become damaged if we injure the joint. If there is no injury, we escape getting osteoarthritis. But when a joint is injured by some trauma, such as a job requiring lots of heavy lifting or (as in my case) a sports injury, the cartilage starts to digest itself. How do our genes trigger this process? Once we understand that, treatments to prevent the disease could follow.

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

Dr. Wallace: My parents and I are having a disagreement, and I’m the loser. I often get invited to see movies with my friends (we’re all 13), but I’m usually not allowed to go even though they are rated PG-13. There never is sexual content or references to drugs or alcohol, but they can be described as scary horror movies. I know that seeing this type of movie will not influence my life in a negative way. I’m really unhappy that I can’t see a movie with my friends. Will you please encourage my parents to allow me to see a scary PG-13 movie with my friends? – Kristine, Hackensack, N.J. Dear Kristine: I have to side with your parents on this matter, at least to some extent. While there may be nothing at all wrong with a good scary movie (which has the same basic effect as a roller coaster ride), I would draw a sharp distinction between them and horror movies, also known as “slasher movies.” Even if a slasher movie avoids references to sex, drugs or alcohol, the whole point of such films is the portrayal of a shockingly grisly level of violence. I’m far from convinced that such movies are innocent and do not have a negative influence on young viewers. Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and will be 16 in another three months. I’m allowed to have a boyfriend, and I can have him visit me at my house, but I’m not allowed to go on a date until I’m 16. That I can accept. Last week, I met a boy from a different high school. He was cute and very nice, so I gave him my telephone number. I think he’s 17. I know he’s

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace going to call and ask me out, but I’m embarrassed to tell him that I’m too young to date. What should I do? – Nameless, Little Rock, Ark. Dear Nameless: Be honest. Simply say, “I’m glad you called. Why don’t you stop by my house and see me?” Then when he stops by, and he will, invite him in to meet your parents. Then later you can tell him that you can’t go on dates for 90 more days, but if he would like, he can see you again at your house. The rest is up to him. Dr. Wallace: I’m 17 and was dating a girl for over six months. I really liked her, and I thought that she liked me, too. Then two weeks ago, she told me she didn’t want to see me anymore. This really surprised me. I didn’t see it coming. I asked her why she was dumping me, and she said she didn’t want to talk about it. This bothers me a lot because if I have a fatal romantic flaw, I would like to know what it is so I can make sure it doesn’t happen again. Should I continue harassing her until she tells me why she dumped me? I really need to know. – Ted, St. Petersburg, Fla. Dear Ted: Do not contact this girl again. She dated you for more than six months, so chances are you don’t have a fatal romantic flaw. It could simply be that she wanted a bit of freedom and it had nothing to do with you. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: My father-in-law died two weeks ago. The services were beautiful. Many people sent flowers, but one arrangement – a bouquet of white flowers – arrived anonymously. I didn’t think much about it, just that someone wanted to express sympathy. Now my mother-in-law has become frantic with concern about the flowers. She sobs over not knowing who sent them and – we think – suspects they came from an old or not-so-old flame. My in-laws were married for more than 50 years, and it is heartbreaking to see her compound her grief with these thoughts. We have suggested various reasons that someone might have sent the flowers anonymously, but she refuses to accept them. Is sending flowers this way unusual? Or are there good reasons to do it? For the record, is it even good manners to send flowers to a funeral anonymously? Or is my mother-in-law’s reaction normal? – Grieving In Georgetown, Texas Dear Grieving: Your mother-inlaw is grieving. She is fragile right

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CURVATURE, THENCE ON THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 3448.02 FEET, (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, August 2, 9 & 16, CHORD BEARING NORTH 89 DEGREES, 54 MINUTES, 58 SEC2013.) ONDS EAST, 342.87 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES, 13 MINUTES, 06 SECONDS EAST, 373.92 FEET, THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES, 26 MJNUTES, 35 SECONDS EAST, 291.38 FEET,·THENCE NORTH 09 DEGREES, 09 MINUTES, 18 SECONDS EAST, 336.08 FEET TO SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROUTE 38, THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, ON THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RAPUBLIC NOTICE DIUS OF 3448.02 FEET 347.99 FEET SAID ARC HAVING A DELTA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ANGLE OF OS DEGREES, 46 MINSIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT UTES, 57 SECONDS TO THE POINT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS OF BEGINNING, IN THE CITY OF ST. CHARLES, KANE COUNTY, ILLIUnion National Bank, a national NOIS. banking association, Plaintiff, PIN: 09-32-400-031 v. Sondra Wyte-Maro, an individual; Common Address: 2.61 Acres at Chicago Title Land Trust Company Rt. 38 and Randall Rd., St. as Trustee under Trust Agreement Charles, IL 60174 1111574 dated December 18, 2002; Brady-Wyte Furniture Co., Together with all buildings and Ltd., an Illinois corporation; Un- improvements thereon, and the tenknown Owners; and Non-Record ements, hereditaments and appurClaimants, tenances thereunto belonging. Defendants. This property is commonly Case No. 12 CH 902 known as 2.61 Acres at Rt. 38 and NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 FORECLOSURE SALE and contains vacant land. Terms of Sale: This real estate is being NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sold in an "As Is Condition" for in pursuance of a judgment hereto- cash or certified funds and the sucfore entered by the said court in the cessful bidder is required to deposit above entitled cause, Patrick B. 10% of the bid amount at the time Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, Illi- of the sale with the Kane County nois will on Tuesday, the 12th day Sheriff and the balance to be paid of September, A.D. 2013, at the by 9:00 a.m. the following day afhour of 9:00 A.M., in Room JC100 ter the sale. The subject property is of the Kane County Judicial Center, offered for sale without any repre37W755 IL. Rt. 38, St. Charles, IL, sentation or warranty as to quality sell at public auction to the highest or quantity or title or recourse to and best bidder for cash and all Plaintiff. singular, the following described premises and real estate in said For information regarding this judgment mentioned, situated in real estate, interested parties may Kane County and State of Illinois, contact: Jeffrey S. Burns, Crowley or so much thereof as shall be suffi- Barrett & Karaba, Ltd., 20 S. Clark cient to satisfy said judgment to wit: Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603, (312) 917-3724. Legal Description: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST Dated: August 1, 2013 QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST Jeffrey S. Burns (No. 17950) OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDI- Attorney for Plaintiff AN DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, Crowley Barrett & Karaba, Ltd. COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH- 20 South Clark Street, Suite 2310 WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH- Chicago, Illinois 60603 EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, 312.726.2468 SAID CORNER ALSO BEING THE SOUTHWST CORNER OF A TRACT (Published in the Kane County OF LAND CONVEYED TO FIRSTAR Chronicle, August 2, 9 & 16, BANK OF GENEVA, SUCCESSOR 2013.) TRUSTEE TO THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF GENEVA, AS TRUST NO. 2640 AS RECORDED IN DOCU- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE MENT NO. 1884216, THENCE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NORTH 00 DEGREES, 13 MINKANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS UTES, 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ) OF SAID FIRSTSTAR TRUST LAND successor by merger to ) ) 1068.42 FEET TO THE NORTH- Wells Fargo Home WEST CORNER OF SAID FIRSTAR Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, )13 TRUST LAND, THENCE CONTINU- vs. )CH ING NORTH 00 DEGREES, 13 MIN- Hildegarde Glueckstein; )1240 UETS, 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG Bank of America, NA; ) SAID WEST LINE 993.28 FEET TO Jane Klunk; Therese ) THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE Glueckstein a/k/a Tess ) OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 38 (F.A. ) ROUTE 7) AS RECORDED IN DOC- Glueckstein; Robert UMENT NO. 1032211; THENCE Glueckstein a/k/a Robert ) NORTH 87 DEGREES, 04 MIN- Glueckstein, Jr.; Elizabeth) UTES, 03 SECONDS EAST ALONG Brueckman a/k/a Betsy ) ) SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE Breuckman; Geoffery 507.84 FEET TO A POINT OF A Glueckstein a/k/a Geoff )

f ) Glueckstein; John ) Glueckstein; Unknown ) Heirs and Legatees of ) Carol A. Winfield a/k/a ) Carol Wingfield; Unknown) Owners and Nonrecord ) Claimants; Richard Kuhn, ) as Special Representative ) for Carol K. Wingfield ) a/k/a Carol Wingfield ) (deceased), Defendants. ) NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Carol A. Wingfield a/k/a Carol Wingfield, that on July 23, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent(s) under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 1105 Meghan Avenue, Algonquin, IL 60102. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle August 9, 16, 23, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT C. ARBIZZANI, Deceased. General No. 13 P 420 NOTICE TO CREDITORS, UNKNOWN HEIRS, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of ROBERT C. ARBIZZANI, who died on May 29, 2013, a resident of Geneva, Kane County, Illinois. 2. On July 31, 2013, an Order was entered by the court admitting the Will of ROBERT C. ARBIZZANI dated July 18, 1997 to probate, and appointing BARBARA B. ARBIZZANI as the Executor of the estate. 3. The attorney of the Executor is James D. Skaar, of the Law Office of James D. Skaar, 220 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134. 4. Within 42 days after the date of the Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a Petition with the court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony of witnesses to the Will in open Court, or by other evidence, as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/6-21). 5. Within six months after the date of the 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 (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 6. Claims of any creditor may be filed on or before March 30, 2014. Any Claim not filed within that period is barred. Claims may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 South Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois, 60174. A copy of any Claim filed with the Clerk must


Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com any be mailed or delivered to the Executor's attorney identified above at the address of the Executor's attorney given above within ten days after the Claim has been filed. 7. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless an interested party terminates independent administration by filing a Petition to Terminate Independent Administration under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on July 31, 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 WINDMILL CITY SPIN/s/ James D. Skaar NERS & MORE DECOR located at Attorney of the Executor 13 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510.

Attorney of the Executor: James D. Skaar Law Office of James D. Skaar 220 South Third Street Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 232-6000

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