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Geneva resident Cheryl Pacilio loads items to be donated to a refugee family from Nepal who lives in Aurora. Pacilio volunteers through First Baptist Church of Geneva.





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Geneva, South Sudan same at heart South Sudan becomes the 208th nation to join Lions Club International at a convention in Hamburg, Germany in July. Pictured from left are Wendi Dwyer of the Geneva Lions Club; Dr. Dodzi Anono Kolman of the Juba Host Lions Club; past International Director Manoj Shah of the Nairobi Lions Club; and Lions Club International President Wayne Madden.

VIEWS Wendi Dwyer This summer at the International Lions Club Convention in Hamburg, Germany, Geneva was recognized for sponsoring the newest nation in the world to join the Lions Club – South Sudan. Most people are aware of the local Geneva Lions providing assistance to sight and hearing-impaired individuals, supporting local food pantries and promoting other good work around the Fox Valley. But they may not know that the Geneva Lions are part of a global community with members in 208 nations. By helping South Sudan charter a new club, the Geneva Lions have connected the Juba Host Lions, as they are called, to mentors around the world. As a Geneva Lion, I was eager to help my friends in South Sudan become a part of this global family. As the executive director of Lost Boys Rebuilding Southern Sudan (LBRSS), I travel to South Sudan. LBRSS is a 501(c)(3) organization made up of Lost Boys of Sudan and American professionals. We are dedicated to helping equip South Sudan for a healthier and more peaceful future by teaching people how to read and write. Visit www. RebuildingSouthernSudan. org to learn more. While I was in Juba, South Sudan, in March, I helped organize the Juba Host Lions Club. I asked the members why they were determined to start a Lions Club in South Sudan. One young teacher named Samuel had a response that inspires me. He said he became a Lion for the same reason he became a teacher. It was because of something someone told him when he was very young. The person said that if he wanted to plan for the next year, he should plant greens. If he wanted to plan for the next five years, he should plant mangoes. But if he wanted to prepare

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On the Web Visit www.genevalionsclub. org to view a video of Geneva Lion Wendi Dwyer and the new club from Juba, South Sudan, at the International Lions Convention in Hamburg, Germany. The Geneva Lions Club meets at noon Mondays at Riverside Receptions, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva. The club currently is accepting new members. the next hundred years, he should teach a child. Samuel said he believes that Lions Club International will teach his nation the skills it needs to serve one another for the next 100 years. In Geneva, we have been greatly blessed by those who came before us. They have taught us well. We live in a community where serving is a way of life and people help one another. This is not unlike many communities in South Sudan. The biggest difference is that we in Geneva have received the education and experiences necessary to set up

the systems that strengthen our community. South Sudan was systematically denied access to education while under the rule of Sudan. Today, only one out of 10 women and only three out of 10 men in South Sudan can read and write. Lions Club International is committed to raising the literacy rate around the world. It recently announced a 10-year Reading Action Program, or R.A.P. The Literacy At The Well program developed by LBRSS has aligned the two organizations. Through our Literacy At the Well program, we at LBRSS recruit, train and hire teachers to teach reading and writing lessons to women and girls as they wait in long lines for water at wells. Our learners bring home the lessons they learn at the well to their families. This program is cost efficient and effective. It costs only $4,000 a year to sponsor a village. This covers the teacher’s training, annual salary and supplies. The shared goal of Lions

Club International and LBRSS is to equip the citizens of South Sudan with the reading, writing and language skills needed to build a new nation. This fall, we are planning a communitywide event that will further connect the citizens of Geneva with South Sudan. We have a lot to learn from one another. Look for a second column on the fall effort next month. As a member with a foot in both communities, I am humbled by citizens in both Geneva and South Sudan who selflessly serve others. On the surface, it may appear that South Sudan and Geneva are very different, but in our hearts, we are very much the same.

• Wendi Dwyer is lives in Geneva with her husband, Tim, and their four children. She is the executive director of Lost Boys Rebuilding Southern Sudan and also is an active member of the Geneva Lions Club. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle. com.

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Where did you grow up? West side of Chicago Do you have a car in the show? Yes, a 1951 alpine blue Ford. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Peter Falk First job? Working at Schneider’s Bakery on Madison Street in Chicago As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Roy Rogers. I became an iron worker, and I used to teach welding at the College of DuPage. A book you’d recommend? “The Jack Reacher” series by Lee Child Favorite charity? As Good as Gold, a golden retriever rescue What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Leo Buscaglia, and he is a distant relative from the same village in Italy.


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Get your car washed WHAT: The St. Charles North Drill Team will hold a Kick-A-Thon car wash. This year, all proceeds will help Kick-A-Thon 2013. This year, the Kick-A-Thon is celebrating its 20th anniversary, helping raise money for the American Cancer Society and the LivingWell Foundation. Last year, the St. Charles North and East Drill teams together raised more than $80,000 to fight cancer. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday WHERE: McDowell Remodeling, 521 W. Main St., St. Charles COST: The cost is $6 for cars and $8 for vans/ trucks. INFO: For information, visit www.kick-a-thon. org.

Free supper in Geneva WHAT: The free Community Third Tuesday Supper continues. This event features “Gayle’s Soon-To-Be Famous Beef Sloppy Joe’s on good buns,” corn off the cob, fresh Caprese salads of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil and the “legendary homemade dessert buffet.” Hot dogs and chips are always available as an alternative meal. Diners may eat in the elevator-accessible

dining hall or carry out their meal. There will be two buffet lines all evening. Anyone wishing to donate money to the supper program can do so by sending a check to the church office marked “Third Tuesday Suppers,” or donating in “The Quiet Can” on the beverage table on supper night. All funds received go directly to supper expenses. WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva INFO: For information, visit or call 630-232-7120.

Restore habitat at Bliss WHAT: A habitat restoration workday will be later this month. Work will include weed control, such as pulling or cutting invasive species and any other needed tasks. Participants should dress appropriately with long pants, sturdy shoes and work gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break. Children younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the inner parking lot. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 WHERE: Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, which is on Bliss Road, north of Route 47 in Sugar Grove

INFO: For information, email Mary Ochsenschlager at or call Rob Cleave at the Kane County Forest Preserve at 630-232-5980.

Used book sale at library WHAT: The Kaneville Public Library’s annual Community Used Book Sale is set for this month as part of the Kaneville Fest weekend. Items for sale include thousands of used paperback and hardback books (most priced at $1 or less), sets, videos, audiobooks, CDs and other items. All books, videos and other items for children and young adults are priced at 25 cents. A preview sale event with a $5 admission fee will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22. At noon Saturday, there will be a “buck a bag or box” sale of all remaining items (excluding collectibles). Proceeds will help fund the library’s technology enhancement projects. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 WHERE: 2S101 Harter Road, Kaneville INFO: For information, call 630557-2441.

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ENEVA – Friday was Cheryl Pacilio’s day off, but her email inbox had four requests. Someone wanted to know whether there were any more service opportunities at Lazarus House homeless shelter in St. Charles. In another email, someone had a mattress in and box spring in good condition to give away. Someone else wanted to help out at the Food Pak event later this month. And the fourth message asked for her help in writing a mission statement for a women’s refugee program. All in a day’s work for Pacilio, who is the director of local serving at First Baptist Church of Geneva. Director of local serving? “I call myself a service broker for the church,” said Pacilio, 53, of Geneva. “I help those in the church looking to be the hands and feet of Jesus both within and outside the walls of the building. I find servers for needs and identify needs for servers.” It is a position that fills a specific role for the church. Most churches coordinate their various service ministries, but they might not have a staff member for this level of service coordination, said Bruce McEvoy, one of the pastors at First Baptist and creator of the director of the local serving position. A staff position for this is possible in a larger church, he said. First Baptist has a membership of about 850 and 1,900 who worship on weekends. “Most churches are overwhelmed by the needs of serving their actual bodies – serving themselves,” McEvoy said. “It takes 450 workers to serve our children throughout the Wednesday and Sunday ministries. … We said we have to do that and plug people into the Fox River Valley and make an impact outside of our walls. We are looking to serve the

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Geneva resident Cheryl Pacilio loads items to be donated to a refugee family in Aurora. Pacilio is the director of local serving at First Baptist Church of Geneva.


world, by equipping ourselves, the local community and the global community.” Pacilio is the third person to be the director of local serving. “God took them other places,” McEvoy said of the two others who filled that post. “Every time I hired a new person, it got better and better.” McEvoy got the idea for

the paid staff position because the church leadership recognized it was not responding adequately to the neighborhood. “We wanted to be known as a beacon for God’s love,” McEvoy said. “And one way to do that would be to invest in service and make a bigger impact on our neighbors, literally right here in Geneva … Aurora, St. Charles and

Batavia. The last three years, we have had a growing effort to be doing more and making a difference in others lives.” The church also has staff members that see about 250 people a month who come in for food and help in paying rent or utilities. Other churches even refer people to First Baptist if they can’t help, McEvoy said. “It’s an endless opportuni-

ty,” McEvoy said. “Because even though we think of Geneva as ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,’ there are abundant needs here.” ••• Pacilio does everything from planning large-scale events to hands-on work, which she did last week, washing and packing household items to deliver to a refugee family from Nepal who moved to Aurora. An educator who works with the deaf by trade, Pacilio said she did a lot of volunteering when her children were young. “I did leading, event planning, fundraising – all the kinds of things a professional woman does when not working in a profession,” she said. “I have a life of volunteer work that makes me suitable for this. I am not the first person in this position, but I may have taken it to a different intensity because I just can’t say no. When I hear about a situation, I think, ‘How can I solve it?’ I don’t think, ‘That is not my job.’ ” Sometimes needs and service just come together as pieces in a puzzle, such as when someone called to say they were moving but the furniture was not. Pacilio called some young guys who can lift and some older guys with a truck. “The house was put up for sale and sold in 24 hours because it was show-ready,” Pacilio said. “A service group got work, handymen got work, a refugee family got necessary furnishings and Wayside Cross Ministries got the extra furniture.”

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Police seek information on 3 burglaries in Batavia By NICOLE WESKERNA BATAVIA – The Batavia Police Department is investigating three residential burglaries within about a five-block radius that have occurred since Aug. 5. Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza said a burglar or burglars entered homes overnight in the 900 to 1200 blocks of Woodland Hills Road and in the 1600 block of Wagner Road in Batavia. He said it appears entry was made through an open garage in one case and possibly through some unlocked windows in the other two cases.

He said homeowners were home during the time of the burglaries in all three cases and had no idea someone was in their house until they noticed items missing. The burglar or burglars appear to be taking small electronics, such as smart phones. None of the homeowners were approached by burglars, he added. Mazza said that’s why it’s important to remind residents to lock their doors and windows, especially at ground level, and close garage doors before going to bed. “Whoever is doing this, it appears, doesn’t want to hurt people,” he said. “They’re

targeting things like smart phones, taking them and leaving.” He said at this point in the investigation, it seems the same suspect or suspects have burglarized all three homes. “Being that they’re so close to one another, it’s likely that the same person or people are involved,” he said. “I think at this point, the big thing is to inform residents this is going on and encourage them to report any suspicious activity to 911.” Any residents with information can contact the Batavia Police Department’s Investigations Division at 630-454-2500.

Settlement awarded in 2009 drowning of St. Charles man By ASHLEY SLOBODA ST. CHARLES – A Michigan city and its risk management provider have agreed to pay a St. Charles family $400,000 for the 2009 drowning death of Martin Jordan. The St. Charles man, 45, died Aug. 1, 2009, after swimming into the choppy waters of Lake Michigan to save his then-9-year-old son, nieces and nephews. The family was visiting South Haven, Mich., for an annual vacation. His estate filed a lawsuit against South Haven, which recently reached a settlement agreement. South Haven City Manager Brian Dissette said in an

email the city participates in a risk management pool through the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Association. “The city and the MMRMA have agreed to pay $400,000 to the plaintiff, as part of the settlement agreement,” Dissette wrote. “The city of South Haven’s deductible is $75,000.” Additionally, South Haven has agreed to name its existing beach safety program after Jordan and implement beach safety equipment, according to documents provided by the city. South Haven began using green, yellow and red flags to notify swimmers of water conditions at its beaches this swimming season. Green

flags indicate low risk; yellow flags signify moderate risk; red flags represent high risk. South Haven also plans to establish additional criteria for a “beach closed” notification system, according to documents. “Marty Jordan will be remembered by a plaque or other suitable memorial in the area near the South beach,” the Jordan v. South Haven Beach Safety Initiative document states. “The city will have a dedication ceremony scheduled for a time that will permit the Jordan family the opportunity to attend. This plaque or memorial would be separate from, and not coincidentally, an existing or future warning device.”

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Campton Hills • The Fox Mill Homeowners Association reported Friday, Aug. 9, that the letter “M” from the Fox Mill sign at Route 64 and Fox Mill Boulevard was stolen from the entrance wall. Estimated loss was $300 to $500. Geneva • Ryan L. Willing, 19, of the 1500 block of Kirkwood Drive, Geneva, was charged, Tuesday, Aug. 6, with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of .3 grams of marijuana and underage drinking. • An estimated $500 in damage was reported on a 2002 Mercury Sable parked in the 200 block of North Cambridge, Saturday, Aug. 10. According to police reports, the antenna, body paint and driver’s side brake light were damaged. St. Charles • A customer at Walmart, 150 Smith Road, St. Charles, reported she left her $350 iPhone at a self-checkout lane, and it was gone when she returned for it 10 minutes later Wednesday, Aug. 7. Security video reportedly shows a man putting it in his pocket. He was described as black and 5-foot-10 to 6-foot2 with a slim build and short black hair. He wore a dark navy or black tank top, black or navy gym shorts and black tennis

shoes with socks. • Mobil, 1023 W. Main St., St. Charles, reported Wednesday, Aug. 7, that a gas pump had been vandalized with graffiti. • AT&T Wireless, 917 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, reported Tuesday, Aug. 6, that a $650 Samsung Galaxy cellphone was stolen. The suspect was a black man in his early to mid-20s, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4 with a heavy build – about 260 to 270 pounds – and brown hair. He reportedly had crooked teeth and wore a blue T-shirt, blue jeans and a flat-brimmed ball cap. • Graffiti was reported Monday, Aug. 5, on the Fox River’s west side retaining wall in the 0-100 block of South First Street in St. Charles. • Joseph Charles Kimmer, 48, of the 100 block of Westhaven Circle, Geneva, was charged Thursday, Aug. 8, with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and driving without insurance. • William D. Lang, 20, of the 1400 block of Myrtle Park, Schaumburg, was charged Thursday, Aug. 8, with improper lane use, driving under the influence of alcohol, obstructing identification, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and underage drinking. He also was given a warning for driving with a loud muffler. • Michael E. Walsh, 19, of the 1800 block of Oriole Drive, Elk Grove Village, was charged Thursday, Aug. 8, with possession of marijuana.

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By NICOLE WESKERNA BATAVIA – A man who was burned while fixing a fire suppression system at a Batavia restaurant was awarded $40,000 earlier this month in a lawsuit filed last year, according to his attorney. According to court documents, Matthew Rapp of Oak Forest was at the East China Inn in Batavia on Oct. 12, 2010, to repair the restaurant’s fire suppression sys-

tem. Court documents allege that a restaurant worker turned on the stove while Rapp was making the repair, causing burns to Rapp’s leg. Rapp filed a suit against the restaurant in 2012. Rapp’s attorney, Octavio Duran, said Rapp suffered second-degree burns and was treated in a hospital. His injuries caused him to miss some work Duran said. “He does have some scarring to this day, but luckily

8LOCAL BRIEFS ST. CHARLES – The annual Primrose Farm Frolic is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. The event includes traditional folk music, pumpkin painting, make-your-own caramel apples, hayrides, a straw maze and more. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Ages 2 and younger are admitted free. Food and beverages will be available for an additional cost. Funds raised will support the continued development of Primrose Farm. For information, visit

STC plans ballroom dance classes on Mondays ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District has planned a ballroom and reception dance class from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Sept.

16 to Nov. 4, at Baker Community Center, 101 S. Second St., St. Charles. Participants can develop the skills needed to feel confident on the dance floor and review introductory patterns of salsa, waltz, fox trot, swing and hip-hop. The class is for ages 16 and older. The fee is $110 per resident couple and $160 per nonresident couple. Advance registration is required at

Tom Fuller Band to perform at EvenFlow GENEVA – The Tom Fuller Band is set to perform at EvenFlow Music and Spirits, 302 W. State St., Geneva on Aug. 23. The concert will start with an opening band at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at EvenFlow at $7. Visit events for information. • Mon-Fri 10-5: Sat 10-5:30

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Octavio Duran Matthew Rapp’s attorney discussing his client’s injury

he’s been able to get back to work,” Duran said. Duran said Rapp, an employee of Fire Science Techniques, was in the process of removing two fuses from the fire suppression system. He said Rapp made sure

that the stove was turned off before starting repairs. He said about half of Rapp’s body might have been concealed by an aluminum cover over the stove when someone turned it on. “It’s possible they just

didn’t see him,” Duran said. The defendant’s attorney, Amanda Zink, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. Court documents show that Rapp at one point sought $50,000 in damages, but Duran said he remembered the initial amount being higher. The restaurant’s insurance company already paid the $40,000 settlement to Rapp, he added. “The client was happy,” he said.

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“He does have some scarring to this day, but luckily he’s been able to get back to work.”

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Matriarch of family of 19 dies at age 85 By BRENDA SCHORY ELBURN – The second marriage of Jack Richtman and Mary Perkins-Richtman, was a “yours and mine” arrangement, blending 19 children into one big family. “But there was no ‘ours,’ ” her husband, Jack Richtman, said of their 1979 marriage, bringing Mary’s seven children and Richtman’s 12 children together. But because of their age range, no more than six actually lived together in Aurora before moving to Elburn, said Julie Feuerborn, one of Mary’s stepdaughters, as the older ones were in college or on their own by then. The oldest was born in

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1948, the youngest in 1969, Feuerborn said. “She was one of the most kindhearted people you would ever want to meet, warm and generous could not say enough nice things about her,” Feuerborn said of her stepmother. “To be a part of a blended family this big as adults who become brothers and sisters, I don’t know that it could work much better.” Mary of Elburn, died Monday at age 85 of a sudden and aggressive cancer, her husband said. “She was a cancer survi-

vor. She had cancer in 1966 when she had a hysterectomy,” Richtman said. “All those years, and now the cancer showed up [again]. I’m one of these guys – I’m sad, but not upset she passed. I would have hated to see her suffer.” Mary had eight children with her first husband, John Perkins. One daughter, Lori, died at age 7 and was buried in her Communion dress, Richtman said. And while Mary was one of 10 children, Jack and his first wife both were “only” chil-

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dren, and that is why they had a dozen children. “We wanted a family,” Richtman said. After his first wife died, Richtman said he moved from Minnesota with his children to the Fox Valley to work at the former Swift Foods – now ConAgra – in St. Charles as a chemist in quality assurance. And then he met Mary. “Our first time together, we talked about the kids,” he said. “We both had daughters born in 1948.” Mary did not have hobbies, but she was involved in other things, Richtman said. When all the children were in school, Mary worked at Brown’s Flowers for 20 years until 1993, when she retired. Then she volunteered at Del-

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nor Hospital in Geneva until 2009. “The only reason she quit at Delnor was bad knees,” Richtman said. “She was a messenger, and that’s a lot of walking, taking around test results and mail.” They thrived, Richtman said, and their blended family has produced 52 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. “As a whole, it was a beautiful arrangement,” Jack said. “I’ve never seen any of these kids fighting. They might disagree but never fight.” A funeral Mass for Mary Perkins-Richtman will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 8S055 Dugan Road, Sugar Grove.

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Lottie Bolle (nee Pasetti): The memorial visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia. Interment will be private. Bernice Josephine “Betty” Hayes: A memorial gathering will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Mary Jane Helen Hewitt-Ellis: A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Valley View Baptist Church, 6N656 Route 25, St. Charles.

Richard Warren Howe: A celebration of Warren’s life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, N.C. Roland Eric Ginn: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, with Pastor Ron Weidler officiating. Burial will be private. Beatrice H. (Witt) Meeks: Funeral services for Beatrice will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State St. (Route 38), Geneva, with Pastor Trudy Stoffel officiating. Burial will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday, Aug. 17, at the funeral home.

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to her surviving husband, Jack Richtman, Mary was a loving mother to Mary Ann (Mike) Katz of Sugar Grove, Tom (Karey) Perkins of Boulder City, Nev., Kathy (Tom) Wiacek of Elkhart, Ind., John (Ann) Perkins of Aurora, Jeff (Tina) Perkins of Pahrump, Nev., and Susie (Jeff) Sartain of Oswego and Terri Morlock of Aurora. Mary was a loving stepmother to Bill (Kate) Richtman of St. Paul, Minn., Paul (Karen) Richtman of Stillwater, Minn., Jane (Steve) Martin of Woodbury, Minn., Mark (Vicki) Richtman of Novato, Calif., Claire (Jim Young) Richtman of Portland, Ore., John Richtman of Trevor, Wis., Jim (Theresa) Richtman of Guyton, Ga., Ruth (Mike) Podmore of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Julie (Dan) Feuerborn of Harrogate, United Kingdom, Tom (Karen) Richtman of Elburn and Leo (Laura) Richtman of Downers Grove. Also surviving are her siblings, Kaye Woodard, Rose Hettinger, Albert Gette, Barb (Noel) Rivera and Joe Gette; and a sister-in-law, Ann Gette. In addition to her parents and her first husband, John F. Perkins, Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Perkins; her sister, Margaret Kies; her brothers, Adam, Phil and Stephan Gette; and one stepdaughter, Ann Richtman. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. A liturgical wake service will be at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 8S055

Dugan Road, Sugar Grove, concelebrated by Fr. Timothy Seigel and Fr. Bernard Schaefer. A prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at The Healy Chapel prior to the Mass. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn, IL 60119. For information, call 630-4661330 or visit to sign the online guestbook. Please sign the guest book at

GENEVA – OFA-Illinois volunteers will gather at 11 a.m. today at U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren’s office at 1797 W. State St., Geneva. Volunteers and supporters from the area will be holding a community action event to demand that Hultgren, R-Winfield, move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.

ECC offices closed until 11 a.m. today ELGIN – Elgin Community College offices will be closed until 11 a.m. today to allow

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Church invites public to watch documentary ST. CHARLES – All are invited to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Charles for a viewing of the documentary “The Road to 9/11.” Special guest and Middle Eastern studies expert the Rev. Hicham Chehab will answer questions after the film. An extremist before his dramatic conversion to Christ

and now a Lutheran missionary pastor, Hicham will provide insights as he leads a discussion about the Middle Eastern world view. The event will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the church, which is at 101 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. This special film event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served by the World Missions Committee. A freewill offering for Rev. Chehab’s ministry will be available. For information, call 630584-8638 or visit www.

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8OBITUARIES MARY M. (GETTE) PERKINS-RICHTMAN Born: Dec. 4, 1927; in Aurora Died: Aug. 12, 2013; in Geneva ELBURN – Mary M. (Gette) Perkins-Richtman, 85, of Elburn passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Delnor Hospital. She was born on the family farm Dec. 4, 1927, in Aurora, the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Gette, one of 10 children. Mary was a graduate of Annunciation School, Madonna High School and attended Waubonsee Community College. She married John F. Perkins on Nov. 15, 1947, and together they had eight children. In 1977, after 29 years of marriage, her first husband, John Perkins, passed away. In 1978, she met Jack Richtman, and they were married Dec. 26, 1979. In 1990, Mary and Jack moved to Elburn, where they attended St. Gall Catholic Church. She was active as president of the Altar and Rosary Society, serving at funeral luncheons and was a Eucharistic minister at the church. Mary worked at Brown’s Flowers for 20 years, retiring in 1993. She was a volunteer at Delnor Community Hospital until 2009. She very much enjoyed spending time with her 52 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Mary also loved to work in the garden. Along with being a loving wife

ALBERT MURRAY ‘BUD’ SWAYNE, JR. Born: May 13, 1943; in Greensboro, N.C. Died: Aug. 10, 2013; in Naperville ST. CHARLES – Albert Murray “Bud” Swayne Jr., 70, of St. Charles, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Naperville, surrounded by family. He was born May 13, 1943, in Greensboro, N.C., the son of Albert Sr. and Patricia (Dunnicliff) Swayne. Bud grew up in Palos Park, graduating from Carl Sandburg High School, where he played baseball and football. He received his bachelor’s degree from Creighton University. Bud served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years in

executive recruiting and human resources, serving as vice president for Reynolds Metals and Alberto-Culver, among other companies. Bud enjoyed watching a good game of baseball or football – especially the White Sox and Bears – and loved to golf. He was a member of the St. Charles Moose and had been active in the Lions Club of Darien. In addition to his career achievements, Bud served his community in a variety of organizations, including Junior Achievement of Chicago where he also served as a board member. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Meghan (Matthew) DeZinno of Beverly, Mass.; granddaughter, Claire DeZinno; sisters, Patricia Kros of Florida and Susan Cook of Illinois; brother, Peter of St. Charles; Meghan’s mother, Joan Swayne; and many dear nieces, nephews and friends. Bud was preceded in death by his parents. Services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Mooseheart Child City and School, Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home, Geneva. For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www. Please sign the guest book at

PATRICIA ANN ZIMMER Born: April 5, 1951; in Sycamore Died: March 30, 2013; in Sandwich MIAMI – Patricia Ann Zimmer, 62, of Miami, passed away March 30, 2013, after a seven-month battle with cancer, her family by her side at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion, Sandwich. Patricia was born in Sycamore on April 5, 1951, the oldest daughter of Joseph G. and Winifred B. (Herrmann) Zimmer. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary Academy in St. Charles in 1969 and Northern Illinois University in 1974. She relocated to Miami in 1983. She worked for Ryder Truck Rentals for many years. Patricia enjoyed playing darts and played in many leagues. Patricia will be dearly missed by her brothers and sisters, Lawrence (Susan) Zimmer of Virgil, Virginia (Kenneth) Stewart of Glendale Heights, Janet (Joel) Beck of Sandwich, Diane LaFan of Aurora and Daniel (Kathryn) Zimmer of St. Charles. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph; and mother, Winifred. Private family burial will be at a later date at S.S Peter & Paul Cemetery, Virgil. The family would sincerely like to thank Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion and Seasons Hospice for making Patricia’s final days comfortable and peaceful. Please sign the guest book at

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Committee recommends Valley View fire station By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District has taken the next step toward building a new fire station on the east side of the river, north of St. Charles. Wednesday, the Kane County Board’s Development Committee recommended the full County Board approve a request from the Fox River district to build the new fire station off Route 25 in Valley View. The fire district has staffed two stations – one on Route 64 in Campton Hills and the other on Gilbert Street in South Elgin – since 2011, when it ended its relationship with the St. Charles Fire Department.

The district has sought to relocate its South Elgin station to a site closer to Valley View from where many of its service calls originate. Earlier this year, the district announced it reached a deal to acquire the former Wise-Hamlin Plastics factory at Route 25 and Carl Lee Road in Valley View. Ken Shepro, a lawyer representing the fire district, told the committee the district believes the site is positioned perfectly because it is located on the east side of the Fox River between the Stearns Road and Red Gate Road bridges. To build a station on that site the district first must secure permission from the County Board for the change in use on the property. County Board members,

however, indicated they had few concerns over the project. Kane County Development Department staff members said they had received recommendations for approval from the village of Wayne and from the neighborhood association for part of Valley View. They said the city of St. Charles did not respond to a Kane County request for comment on the proposed project. County Board member Drew Frasz, R-Elburn, said the project could “provide more favorable insurance rates” for residents of the fire district because the new fire station location would decrease response times to incidents in that area. The matter could advance to the full County Board when it next meets in September.

8LOCAL BRIEFS STC Park District plans weight loss challenge ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District has planned a weight loss challenge modeled after “The Biggest Loser.” This 10-week program provides proper nutrition coaching, meal replacement options, encouragement to exercise, group support and a metabolism and body composition test. Each week, participants will weigh in and consult with coaches. Prize money will be awarded by check after week 10 and will vary based on the number of participants. The class meets on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Nov. 19 (no class Oct. 15) in Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. It is for

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Jewelry show is planned GENEVA – The seventh annual Anderson Animal Shelter Jewelry Faire is set for Sept. 6 to 8 at the American Legion Hall, 22 S. Second St., Geneva. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. A preview event is available for $10 from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6. For the sale, a $5 donation is suggested. For information, visit

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BATAVIA – A bat found in a yard in Batavia has tested positive for rabies, according to county health officials. Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department, said the bat was tested last weekend, but there has been no human exposure. He said it’s the first case in Kane County this year. “If a bat is acting abnormally, you would want to contact the police department or animal control and have them try to collect it,” he said. “Typically, [a rabid bat] is on the ground, kind of flopping around. It’s not behaving normally.” Bats that are outside during the day or cannot fly might be infected with rabies, according to a news release from the Kane County Health Department. One rabid bat has been found in Kane County each year since 2011, Schlueter said. In 2010, five bats tested positive for rabies and five people might have been exposed to that bat. In 2009, six bats were found

with one case of human exposure. The year before that, nine bats tested positive with three cases of exposure. Schlueter explained exposure means someone might have knowingly or unknowingly come in contact with a rabid bat. “I’m hoping that this is a trend with one a year with no human exposure,” he said. “Perhaps pet vaccination efforts are going the way they should. That’s the big thing – it’s like a shield between the wild animals and the human population.” Indoor pets should be vaccinated as well because some bats get into homes. Bats are the most common carriers of rabies in the Midwest, Schlueter added. But human rabies cases have been extremely rare in the United States in the past 50 years, Schlueter said. The last human case of rabies reported in Illinois was in 1954. For information about a referral for capturing bats or submitting specimens for testing, contact Kane County Animal Control at 630-232-3555.

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Judge yet to decide on schools merger By ASHLEY SLOBODA ST. CHARLES – A Kane County judge has yet to decide whether St. Charles School District 303 acted within the law when it reconfigured two elementary schools. Both sides have given Judge David Akemann their proposed orders – written reports detailing what they think his decision should be. Testimony for the bench trial ended Aug. 1. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Timothy DwDon yer, has asserted the district Schlomann circumvented No Child Left Behind regulations when it merged the attendance areas of Richmond and Davis elementary schools and made Davis a K-2 school and Richmond a 3-5 school. District officials testified the Richmond-Davis plan addressed a facilities issue. The plaintiffs – parents who sought legal action soon after the school board approved the school plan in March 2011 – are calling for the schools to return to their status quo. The first day of school in St. Charles is Wednesday. During testimony, Superintendent Don Schlomann said it would be “extremely difficult” to undo the changes. Testimony was also given by plaintiffs J. Lyell Clarke and Steven Schulze; school board members Edward McNally and Kathy Hewell; two representatives from the Illinois State Board of Education, including Superintendent Christopher Koch; and District 303 administrators Becky McCabe and Mark Pomplun.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Association will host Young Eagles Flight Rally DeKALB – Those ages 8 to 17 are invited to take to the skies Saturday as Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. During each flight, the pilots demonstrate how airplanes fly and the proper preparations for a safe flight. After a short introductory airplane ride, Young Eagles receive a logbook to record their flight experience. Those attending the flight rally are asked to come to the main terminal building at 9 a.m. to register for a flight.

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Vendor applications available for iFest ELGIN – Vendor applications are available for Elgin’s Inter-

national Festival (iFest). The 2013 iFest will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 31 at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. Several vendors are being sought, including food, business, arts/crafts and exhibitors with a cultural emphasis. Booth costs start at $175 for exhibitors and $300 for food vendors. Interested food and exhibit vendors are encouraged to obtain an application from For information, send email to or call 224-725-3378.

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More than 100 residents attend to discuss proposed power lines in Kane, Ogle counties By BRENDA SCHORY

your bill is where you’ll see congestion,” Burdis said. “Congestion is actually priced as a commodity, and it results in increased prices.” Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith said a part of the northern portion of the village is in the area ComEd is considering. “It certainly seems logical to me in our area, to follow the railroad right of way,” Smith said. “There are very few homes along that route, and ComEd already owns quite a bit of right of way.” Jim Klemenz of Plato Center said he hopes ComEd considers the health aspects of high power lines. “I have heard about EMT, the electric fields generated off the high-power lines,” Klemenz said. “I’m concerned about public health.” Klemenz said his secondary concern was home values and how they would be

affected by the presence of high-voltage power lines, as were some neighbors from the Bowes Creek area of Elgin. John Tomasiewicz of Elgin said he did not understand why ComEd did not put them on the other side of the nearby railroad tracks “where there’s only the road” instead of houses. Virginia Rohleder, a neighbor of Tomasiewicz, said she is near tears over the impact high-power lines will have on property values. “If they put these poles in, [home values] will go down the toilet,” Rohleder said. “Are you going to buy a house by a highpower line?” ComEd will file a petition with the Illinois Commerce Commission before the end of the year. If approved, the project would be completed and begin service by June 2017, officials said.

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SOUTH ELGIN – Bob Forster examined maps on a small round table, looking for where his St. Charles Township home would be in relation to where proposed high-voltage power lines would be. “I would be very willing to guess that most people are here for NIMBY purposes,” said Forster, referring to the acronym for “not in my backyard.” “So if you locate yourself on a map and find that the fancy lines are somewhere else, then you’re perfectly comfortable to leave and be happy and not fight the battle.” Forster was among more than 100 people who packed the South Elgin Lions Club on Wednesday night to look at maps, talk with ComEd representatives and give feedback about the project, called the Grand Prairie Gateway. ComEd proposes to build 60 miles of 345-kilovolt lines, from its substation near Wayne through Kane Coun-

ty to Ogle County, at a cost of “Congestion drives up the about $200 million. cost of delivering power,” ComEd officials said the O’Dowd said. “This project project is needed to make the is being designed to alleviate regional power grid more the congestion on the system, efficient and to head off dis- identified by PJM, which tribution problems it antici- manages the electrical syspates to worsen. tem here in Northern Illinois ComEd will host another and 13 other states.” open house from 4 $200 mil“If they put these l i oThe to 7 p.m. today at n estimatthe DeKalb Coun- poles in, [home val- ed project cost ty Farm Bureau, would be paid by 1350 W. Prairie ues] will go down the rates, but cost Drive, Sycamore, toilet. Are you going savings would be to collect feedsubstantial and b a c k f r o m t h e to buy a house by a “could very well public and local any addihighpower line?” offset government leadtional cost for the ers regarding the Virginia Rohleder line itself.” route the power Timothy BurElgin resident lines could take dis, client manthrough the reager for PJM gion. Interconnection, a regional ComEd spokesman David electric transmission compaO’Dowd said the additional ny, said congestion forces the power grid is necessary be- use of more expensive power cause congestion makes the generation. delivery system inefficient. “The supply portion of

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Promising signs for Postal Service THE WASHINGTON POST When the framers created the office of postmaster general, they could not have imagined that one day Americans would rarely need to communicate by scrawling words on paper slips to be delivered by hired hand. Now the country maintains a vast organization of sorting plants, offices and mail carriers devoted to that slow and expensive process, and it’s losing money – a lot of it. The U.S. Postal Service lost $15.9 billion last year, and it is losing billions more this year. On Friday, it announced that it lost $740 million in the third quarter. Lawmakers in Congress, though, have long resisted allowing the quasi-independent Postal Service to engage in serious cost-cutting, even as communication becomes ever more digital. Congressional balking has foiled efforts to restructure the service’s labor costs, limit Saturday mail delivery and close branches. But the recalcitrance may finally end, if some promising signs in the House and Senate bear out. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., last month passed a postal reform bill out of his panel that, while controversial, moves closer to Democratic positions than his previous proposals did. Meanwhile, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Committee Chairman Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., last week struck a deal with Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., his GOP counterpart, on a bill in their chamber. Neither the House nor the Senate bill is perfect, but the willingness of the key parties to recognize the problem and adjust their proposals toward each other is a refreshingly positive omen. The two plans have important similarities. Both, for example, foresee the Postal Service reducing time-consuming “to the door” mail service, replacing it with delivery to curbside boxes or community “clusterboxes.” Issa’s bill is the better of the two, because it allows the Postal Service to more rapidly adapt to reality. The Carper-Coburn bill would prohibit the closure of sorting plants for two years. Issa’s wouldn’t. Issa would allow the Postal Service to adopt a fiveday delivery schedule for mail – although not for medication or packages – immediately. Carper and Coburn’s plan would delay that obvious reform by at least a year. There are other serious differences. But we hope that a spirit of compromise and common sense continues to prevail as both proposals make their way through their respective chambers and, ultimately, to a conference to reconcile the two. At the least, the Senate should not give in to any special-interest pressure to make the Carper-Coburn plan any weaker.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR World has been watching To the Editor: How does a lone 17-year-old boy who is walking to the home of his father’s fiancee in Sanford, Fla., end up dead? This young man in a “suspicious” hoodie and armed with Skittles was followed by another man with a gun, that’s how. There’s always a bad outcome when someone has a gun and the other person is defenseless. This kind of vigilante, cowboy justice comes from a law called the “stand your ground” law and states that if you think your life is in danger, you can use whatever force you think appropriate, even a gun. That’s what George Zimmerman did. This law means that Flo-

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ridians can open fire anywhere at anytime without fear of the courts. Since its passage, dozens of Floridians, including gang members, have used the stand your ground law to defend killing others. Our society failed Trayvon Martin. The all-female jury ruled George Zimmerman not guilty of the killing of an unarmed person that he tracked down. It was said that the jury followed the letter of the law, and that law – stand your ground – is tied to ALEC, a corporate lobbyist group. Through ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), corporations and politicians vote behind closed doors to rewrite many laws to end your rights and freedoms.

George Zimmerman’s father is a retired magistrate. Martin and his parents are black without connections to anyone with clout. In Illinois, the concealed weapons law that was recently passed in Springfield is a precursor to a stand your ground law. With a concealed weapons law in Illinois, 300,000 people have now been deputized with the potential of 300,000 more George Zimmermans. The whole world has been watching how we, as a democratic society, treat our members. Shame on lawmakers passing these bills – shame on ALEC. Joni Lindgren Elgin

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8LOCAL BRIEFS GENEVA – The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia is a local organization of professional women working to improve the status of women in the Tri-Cities area and internationally. The next gathering will be Sept. 3 at Urban Grille, 524 W. State St., Geneva. The guest speaker will be Wendy Dwyer, who is working with the Lost Boys of Southern Sudan. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner and program will start at 6:30 p.m. Dinner costs $25. Reservations may be called in to Brandy Harrington at 630-545-4832 no later than Aug. 27. For information, call 847931-2292 or visit www.

Theatre plans kickoff party on Aug. 23 AURORA – The Paramount Theatre has planned a kickoff party for the 2013-14 season. The event will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the theater, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The cost is $10. For information, call 630-896-6666 or visit www. It takes place before the “Happy Together” concert. Participants will be able to sample cuisine from local restaurants while browsing silent auction items. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to help underwrite the costs of the theater’s Broadway series and programming.

Concert set for Aug. 24 Classic movie Mondays continue in Aurora AURORA – Paramount Theatre Movie Mondays will continue, with classic movies shown for $1 at 7 p.m. at the theater, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. For information, call 630-896-6666. Among movies coming up will be “Enter the Dragon” on Aug. 26, “Dune” on Sept. 16 and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” on Sept. 23. For the full schedule, visit www.

AURORA – Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will perform at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 24 at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora. The show, part of the Two Brothers Concert Series, starts at 5:15 p.m. The cost is $30 for general admission and $100 for the SkyDeck. Old Shoe, Family Groove Company and Greensky Bluegrass also will perform. For information, visit www.

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Kane OKs foreclosure mediation program By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – Kane County’s courts have been cleared to establish a new mediation program that could help some homeowners facing foreclosure stay in their homes and clear the court system of clogs of foreclosure cases. This week, the Kane County Board approved a request from Judith Brawka, chief judge of Illinois’ 16th Judicial Circuit, to set up the foreclosure mediation program. Brawka had urged the board for months to approve the program, arguing that such a program would alleviate the problems resulting from the flood of home mortgage foreclosures that have plagued Kane County for years. While the number of home foreclosures has ebbed in the county in recent years, Kane County still suffered more

“This is something we’ve needed for a while.” Theresa Barreiro D-Aurora

than 4,000 foreclosures last year. And county officials expect another 4,000 foreclosures this year. The foreclosures exact a heavy toll on the local economy, leaving neighborhoods littered with vacant homes and driving down property values, which in turn affects property tax burdens borne by those still in their homes. And the cases can take months or even years to process, clogging the courts. Brawka and the county’s judiciary hopes the mediation program will reduce those issues by giving lenders and delinquent homeowners a

chance to meet face to face under the guidance of a court-appointed mediator and come up with loan modifications to avoid foreclosure. Kane County Court Administrator Doug Naughton said similar programs have reduced foreclosure caseloads by up to half in other Illinois counties. Naughton has said the program’s $150,000-$200,000 annual cost would be paid through the collection of a $50 fee charged to lenders for each foreclosure action brought in the county. Naughton said the courts now will need time to select and train the mediators from among the ranks of local lawyers before the program can become operational, perhaps early next year. County Board members praised the program. “This is something we’ve needed for a while,” said Theresa Barreiro, D-Aurora.

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‘Equestrian’ among films to be shown at Equus fest Event part of inaugural Festival of the Horse and Drum in St. Charles By NICOLE WESKERNA ST. CHARLES – While Sybil Mair’s new short film, “The Equestrian,” is mainly about a relationship between a man and his horse, she said it isn’t “just a horse film.” Mair’s film is one of several slated to be shown during the inaugural Equus Film Festival during the Festival of the Horse and Drum. Sybil Mair The film festival will be from Thursday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. She said the 25-minute feature is a fictional drama that follows a dressage rider and how his relationships with other beings develop. “I’m really looking forward to it,” she said. “I’m excited. It’s been great showing it to people and hearing what they have to say.” Mair, who lives near Yorkshire, England, said “The Equestrian” is the third short film she has produced. The film includes an appearance by Carl Hester, a British dressage rider who won an Olympic gold medal last year. The film’s composer, Tom Hunt, specializes in writing music for dressage competitions, Mair added. But even nonhorse lovers will find the film interesting, Mair said. “It’s not just about a dressage rider. It’s more about relationships,” Mair said. “It’s a film for anyone – anyone could come see it. It’s not specifically a horse

If you go What: Screening of “The Equestrian” during the Equus Film Festival When: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 Where: The Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles

film.” The film follows the relationship between a rider named Freddie Forester and his black stallion, Gaius, who appear to be positioned to take the dressage world by storm. But pride and vanity stop them short, turning what was once a close partnership into a relationship that seems beyond repair. “I think people can understand it, in particular if they have relationships with other beings – in particular, nonhuman beings,” Mair said. “It’s about the growth of the person, my character, developing to find out about himself and his relationship with his father, too.” Almost 30 films will be screened during the Equus Film Festival, which also is part of the inaugural Festival of the Horse and Drum at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. The Festival of the Horse and Drum will be Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. Judy Jelm, one of the

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Filmmaker Sybil Mair’s short movie, “The Equestrian,” is about the relationship between a dressage competitor and his horse. Mair will present the film at the Arcada Theatre at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. festival organizers, said it appears the festival will be the first of its kind in the world. “It’s an exciting event to say the least,” she said, adding that festival dates already have been set through 2017. The festival is sponsored by Equus Concepts LLC and the Horseman’s Council of Illinois. Jelm called it a “multi-cultural, multi-media festival” because it will include an Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow and Drum session, an international jousting competition and a Mexican fiesta, as well as an area dedicated to western-style games. “It’s a getting-together of all cultures in relationship with the horse,” Jelm said. “What people will see is how the horse is truly a multi-cultural friend and has been in our history.”

Filmmaker Sybil Mair’s short movie, “The Equestrian,” is about the relationship between a dressage competitor and his horse.

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Guitar stars coming to Aurora’s RiverEdge Park By ERIC SCHELKOPF

Friday, August 16 Plaza Folk Union, 1st Street Plaza, 6-9 p.m. Carl King, Kimmer’s Ice Cream, 7-8 p.m. Magic of Arman Sangalang, Main St. & 31, 7-8 p.m. He might not be as big of a household name as Peter Frampton or B.B. King. But even though you might not recognize his name, you probably recognize Larry Carlton’s work. The in-demand guitarist has worked with a host of musicians over the years, including the likes of Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell. Carlton has won four Grammy Awards, including one for the theme song to “Hill Street Blues,” in which he collaborated with Mike Post. Carlton will perform Friday, Aug. 16, with Frampton, King, Sonny Landreth and Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen as part of Frampton’s Guitar Circus at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway Ave., Aurora. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are available at Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Carlton about his illustrious career.

Eric Schelkopf: Of course, you’ve been featured on so many different albums over the years. I suppose a lot of people might know your stuff, but not really know you. Larry Carlton: I definitely am not known like an Eric Clapton or a B.B. King. But I tour the world 100 days a year on my own and I have 30 solo albums. I have my core audience. They’re so loyal.

ES: Over the years, you’ve been a session guitarist that has been really in demand. For much of the ‘70s, you recorded on up to 500 albums a year. Why do you think you were in so much demand? LC: A couple of things. I’m a very, very versatile player. And, I was one of the first young guys if you will – I was about 22 when I started doing sessions – that could actually read music. Back in the session days, they had

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jazz musicians who could read music, and rock ‘n’ roll guitar players who couldn’t read music. The producers wanted to have the rock guys there to make the record sound a little more contemporary, but they needed the guys who could read music also. And I was one of the first young guitar players that could actually read anything and play very contemporary.

ES: Starting out, who were some of the first people you worked with? LC: One of my first big time sessions was late in 1969. I was with Quincy Jones. I was subbing for somebody, and somehow Quincy had heard my name. It was back when he was scoring the “Fat Albert” cartoon series. I got to work with Quincy early on in my career.

ES: What did working with someone like Quincy Jones early on in your career teach you? What did you learn from the experience? LC: That was intimidating for me. It was a new experience to be on a sound stage, behind other musicians.

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ES: I understand you started taking guitar lessons when you were 6 years old. What attracted you to the guitar in the first place? LC: There was an acoustic guitar at my grandmother’s house. My parents said I was just fascinated with it at age 4. They made me wait until I could physically hold the guitar, and then I could start taking music lessons.

ES: At what age did you realize that this could actually lead to something? LC: I never really thought of it like that. Even when I was in ninth grade, I had already done enough talent shows and enough one-off gigs that I was playing three days a week on the weekend – Friday nights, Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. So, I’ve always been a musician. There’s always been work. It just kind of happened.

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WHEN: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles COST/INFO: The Festival of the Horse and Drum will include the Grand Tournament of St. Charles, an international jousting and games tournament, as well as a ilm festival. The festival will include the Native American Indian Association of Illinois, which will present traditional Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow and Drum. A iesta of Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican horses and riders also will be in attendance. Tickets to the festival are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 6 to 16 and free for children younger than 5. The irst Equus Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 18, will be at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets to the ilm festival cost $6 for an all-day pass or $20 for a four-day pass. For information, visit or call 630-272-3077.



WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 18 WHERE: Panton Mill Park, 101 N. Water St., South Elgin COST/INFO: South Elgin’s 17th annual Riverfest Express will include food booths, carnival rides and musical entertainment each day of the festival. Fireworks are set for 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. There also will be a car and craft show. For information and an event schedule, visit


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WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 WHERE: Gibby’s Wine Bar & Market, 1772 S. Randall Road, Geneva COST/INFO: Gibby’s Wine Bar & Market will hosts its 14th “Bacchus Greets the Arts” wine tasting and local artists exhibition. Gibby’s has a full-time gallery in its space, which rotates monthly art exhibits and supports local artists by providing gallery space. There is no cost to attend the event; there is a $5 fee for the wine tasting. For information, visit


WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18 WHERE: Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn (some events will take place off site) COST/INFO: The 84th annual Elburn Days, a fundraising weekend event for the Elburn Lions Club, will include a lea market, sidewalk sale, library book sale, bake and rummage sale, a beer garden, festival food, carnival rides, a craft show, a parade (6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16), live entertainment, a 5K run and 1-mile fun walk, a mud volleyball tournament, and more. Proceeds from the event will go to Elburn Lions Charities. For information or a schedule of events, visit



WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 WHERE: The Ramsey Auditorium, located in Wilson Hall at Fermilab. The main entrance is at Pine Street at Kirk Road in Batavia. COST/INFO: The Fermilab Arts Series presents The Congregation, a classic soul and rock ‘n’ roll collective. The band features an eight-piece collective with dynamic guitar riffs, garage rock rhythms and a three-piece horn section. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $8 for those 18 and younger. For information, call 630-840-2787 or visit morgueFile photo

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McCarthy to host red carpet event at Hotel Baker By KARA SILVA ST. CHARLES – Hotel Baker is about to roll out the red carpet for a slew of celebrities planning to make their way to St. Charles on Saturday, Aug. 24. Model and actress Jenny McCarthy of Geneva is teaming with the Hotel Baker to host a charity event that will feature a performance by cast members of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Guests and celebrities will descend on the “gem” of the Fox Valley to strut the red carpet in their best ballroom attire, and then step behind the velvet rope for an evening consisting of dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and dance revue in the hotel’s historic Rainbow Ballroom. “It’s really exciting,” Hotel Baker owner Rowena Salas said of hosting a “Hollywood” party. “I think it’s exciting for

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the whole town ... . We’ve had many celebrities here in the hotel but nothing quite like this.” The list of celebrities who will attend is still being con-

firmed, and contracts are merely awaiting signatures before the guest list can be officially announced, according to Salas. “Once we know, we’ll defi-

nitely say,” she said. McCarthy, who Salas describes as down-to-earth and genuine, is hosting the event to raise funds for Bridges Montessori Academy of St. Charles, where her son attends school. “She has a personal connection to Bridges, because of her son having special needs,” Salas said. “I don’t want to speak for her, but – as a parent – you would have a connection with [your child’s] educational system.” Because of McCarthy’s recent announcement that she would be co-hosting ABC’s “The View” this year, the event has garnered national media attention, said Salas, adding that networks such as Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight also may be present at the event. “Nothing like this really happens a lot here in St. Charles, so ... I think everyone will want to be a part of it,”

Salas said. About 300 guests are expected to attend. Various ticket options are available for purchase, including platinum sponsorship for $10,000 for four people; the VIP lounge for $2,000 a couple; and the main event for $300 a couple or $200 a person. Platinum and VIP lounge ticket-holders will have red carpet access to the VIP lounge at 7 p.m. for an exclusive pre-event gathering and access to McCarthy and “Dancing” cast members. The VIP lounge will be fit with contemporary white furniture accented by gold lighting, a seafood station, hors d’oeuvres and a top-shelf open bar. Ballroom doors open at 8 p.m. for main event ticket-holders. For information about the event or to buy tickets, visit www.jennymccarthyinvites. com. Hotel Baker is located at 100 W. Main St. in St. Charles.

Geneva artist featured on ‘Sunday Morning’ show Woman continues work for national, local clients By NATALIE WICKMAN Parents typically don’t let their children paint parts of the house, but exceptions have been made. “Growing up, I was encouraged to be creative by my mother,” said Marla Shega, an artist working and living in Geneva. “We had white panel doors, and she let me

paint scenery on [them]. She understood me. She was always in the background cheering me on.” Shega is the creator of Marla’s Palette, her one-woman company through which she sells her work to clients across the country. She recently garnered attention after her painting “Sol” was featured on the “CBS News Sunday Morning” show. “Sol” was initially created as a wine label for Rick Mamoser of Prairie State Winery in Genoa. “After each segment, [“Sunday Morning”] will show an image of a sun. So,

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when I did the sun for Rick, I thought I might as well send it in, never thinking they would run it so quickly,” Shega said. It ran July 21, about a month after she sent it. A professional artist for 35 years, Shega creates most of her work with watercolors or pen and ink. She works in a variety of artistic mediums, including wine labels, greeting cards, ornaments and coloring books. “It’s all done by hand. I don’t do anything on the computer except billing and business-related things,” she said. Her work has become known for its realism and attention to detail. Shega has struck up several business relationships. Locally, her work has been sold at the Strawflower Shop in Geneva for 10 years, and she plans to continue business with the shop. Her art also is sold at the Mangel Florist shop at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. “She’s a very sweet person; we’ve had her in the hotel and ... she’s very pleasant to talk to. [Her work] is very

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Marla Shega, an artist working and living in Geneva, recently garnered attention after her painting “Sol” was featured on the “CBS News Sunday Morning” show. “Sol” was initially created as a wine label for Rick Mamoser of Prairie State Winery in Genoa. professionally done,” said Susan Mangel, co-owner of the Mangel Florist. Norman Rockwell, James Bama and da Vinci are credited as some of Shega’s inspirations. Her future projects include illustrations of apples for Jonamac Orchards in Malta, another label for Prairie State Winery’s Nouveau

wine and designing a coloring book for Creative Platypus in Oregon. Prairie State Winery will debut the wine with Shega’s “Sol” label at its Sycamore location Sunday, Sept. 1. Shega’s work also can be found on her Facebook page at www.facebook. com/pages/Marlas-Palette/132257403490097.

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PLANIT KANE GENEVA – Tom & Eddie’s third annual Burgers and Badges fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics will be Saturday, Aug. 24. Uniformed officers from the Geneva Police Department will serve food to customers from noon to 8 p.m. at Tom & Eddies at the Geneva Commons, 1042 Commons Drive, Geneva. Special Olympics athletes also will help with the event,

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ing” sizes that come with half the portion for almost half the price for all of your sampling pleasure. Being first-timers to Nosh, we ordered a “tasting” portion of Violet’s Flapjacks ($4.99) so that we had something from the breakfast menu to compare our lunch items to. The order came with two (instead of four) blueberry-busting, southern-style pancakes topped with blueberry-lemon compote and a wedge of blueberry (of course) butter. The food came out extremely quick. Cutting into the piping hot compote-covered pancakes the blueberry butter oozed between crevasses. The ratio between taking bites of the pancakes and my sandwich were probably twoto-one, but I loved the flavor combinations in the sandwich as well. It vaguely reminded me of a Cuban, but the garlic aioli and mojito sauce were

distinct and added another layer of flavor. (Quick tip – ask for a side of the sweet mustard sauce for dipping. It’ll add an extra layer of sweet that teams nicely with the saltiness of the ham and pork.) We went into the meal expecting to share, but my dining companion had a difficult time handing over a piece of flatbread – a good sign, I would imagine. Turns out, Nosh handled lunch nicely. However, the pancakes ended up stealing the show. On the next visit to Nosh, I think Eggs Benedict (eight options to choose from) or the more health-conscious Bagel N’ Lox – a toasted bagel with cream cheese, red onion, tomato, capers and cured salmon – are in my future. But I think it’s safe to say, whatever menu you order from, you’ll leave as one satisfied diner.

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The Mango BBQ Chicken Flatbread at Nosh comes with a layer of chopped chicken and bacon over a mango barbecue sauce topped with cheddar cheese and shaved red onion. Other flatbreads include the Four Cheese, Greek and Basil Pesto.

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GENEVA – The Mystery Diner’s first visit to Nosh in downtown Geneva two years ago ended with positive feedback about its “innovative interpretations” of traditional breakfast fare. So, with fresh eyes and a fresh perspective, the Mystery Diner returned to Nosh to see if the cutesy enclave could churn out the same creative concoctions if ordered from the lunch menu. Just behind All Chocolate Kitchen – off of Third street in downtown Geneva – is the nook where Nosh sits with its red emblem ablaze. A small, rather bland patio covered with an outdoor awning flanks the restaurant’s front entrance. The entrance opens to an airy space with showing brick and duct work, boldly colored walls and a minimalistic approach to decor. A pair of wine-themed “vintage” framed art posters hang across a lavender, wood-paneled wall with sconces designating the space occupied by green- and gold-upholstered booths. Pistachio green, electric crimson and a more muted pink splash across other walls. Somehow the colors come together, similar to the flavor profiles in the food. On a recommendation by our waitress, who couldn’t have been nicer or more attentive, I ordered one of her favorite lunch items on the menu – the Pressed Pork Sandwich ($9.99), made with griddle-pressed Italian bread stuffed with slow-roasted pulled pork, delicate layers of ham and jack cheese and a smattering of mojito sauce and garlic aioli. It didn’t take much convincing on her end. My dining companion ordered the Mango BBQ Chicken Flatbread ($8.99), which comes with a layer of chopped chicken and bacon over a mango-infused barbecue sauce topped with cheddar cheese and shaved red onion. As advocates of Hawaiian-style pizza, the mango in the barbecue sauce piqued both of our interests. Nosh offers pancake “tast-

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‘Happy Poet’ a delightful experience By TERRY WARD photo

Bill (Paul Gordon) and Curtis (Chris Doubek) develop a friendship in the film “The Happy Poet.”

CHICAGO – Watching “The Happy Poet” was a delightful experience Aug. 1 at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Author, director and actor Paul Gordon, formerly of Batavia and now in Los Angeles, was present at his premier performance in Illinois. When asked to describe the plot, Gordon said it’s an organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his last few dollars into a health food stand. If that doesn’t pique your interest, you’ll have to listen to the laughter at the beginning until the end. When Bill talks to the man at the bank about a loan, he insists on a hot dog stand. Bill explains that he wants his customers to have a new taste experience, like eggless egg salad. The man finally agrees to lend him the money, and we see the progress of the business. Eventually, the meat-eaters are back

and insist that Bill change the menu – he’ll do that or go broke. Does his dream come true? You’ll just have to hope for a happy ending on Netflix. A comment on the one-note music – it could have used a melody. A happy note for me was when Bill called his mother on the phone for advice, and it was the voice of my friend Carolyn Gordon. Gordon started crafting films at an early age. He studied at DePaul University and then worked at Habitat for Humanity for two years before entering the University of Texas film Institute at Austin. His first film was “Motorcycle,” created from three film school projects, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and went on to other festivals around the world. “The Happy Poet” premiered at Venice 67 and appeared in Tokyo, Poland and the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, where the movie was filmed. For information about “The Happy Poet,” visit

Bonnie Whitmore to bring Americana sound to St. Charles By ERIC SCHELKOPF Singer-songwriter Bonnie Whitmore has garnered comparisons to music legends like Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams. The Austin-based musician will bring her Americana sound Friday, Aug. 16, to The House Pub, 16 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. Somebody’s Darling also is on the bill, and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Whitmore about her music.

Eric Schelkopf: Your sophomore album, “There I Go Again,” came out in June. I understand

you turned to Kickstarter to raise the money to finance the record. Bonnie Whitmore: It was really great. It was a real honest way of kind of just going to my fans and friends. It was a great way to get the affirmation and to have a Bonnie lot of people Whitmore willing to support us and take part in it. It kind of just gives you a little more confidence and affirmation of what you are doing when people are willing to show their support. There was a great crew of

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people that got to play on the record, with Chris Masterson producing it. My sister Eleanor, she is part of the band The Mastersons, and they lent their beautiful talents to it, as well as some other Austin artists. We made a really good record, and I’m proud of it. Everything with this record is the contribution of everybody, not just myself.

ES: What does the album’s title refer to? BW: “There I Go Again” is a song from the record. This record is my second full-length record. Music, I think, in general, is not the easiest career path that you can make. I feel a lot

of the songs on the album refer to just being willing to be true to yourself and do what you love and do what is going to make you happy. Let the rest of it work itself out.

ES: You started performing in your father’s band, I understand. BW: He’s the reason why I started playing bass guitar. It was a really good way to get to know and meet people, and play with certain people. It was really great to have a family band and be able to sing and play with my dad and my mom and my sister, and all of us together. It was what we knew growing up. You don’t realize how special that is when you are in it. Not everybody’s dad taught

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their children to play instruments and actually book the shows in order for them to play the instruments.

ES: But you don’t feel like you were forced in the business? BW: I didn’t come to it as honestly as someone who found an instrument and learned to play it because they loved it. We were sort of raised to become musicians. But it wasn’t like a mandatory scenario. It was just what we did. My parents were not surprised it was the career path that we did, in fact, take. It was either going to be that or be a pilot. That’s what we grew up with. But now we are both very satisfied in our life choices and love being able to do it.

ES: Your music has been compared to people like Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris. Do you consider those people influences? BW: Not necessarily. I appreciate those comparisons. If I had to compare myself to somebody, I aspire more to be like Bonnie Raitt and Tom Petty. But my mom and dad are my biggest influences.

First-year St. Charles North football coach Rob Pomazak’s wife has recently gave birth to twins and he is looking for more wins on the ield, writes sports editor Jay Schwab. PAGE 26


St. Charles East’s Mitch Munroe (center) waits for the snap during the first day of practice Wednesday. Area football teams had their first day of practice Wednesday.


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Long season of baseball challenges Kane County Cougars in season’s inal weeks. This and more in this week’s In the Cougars’ Den. PAGE 27



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OFF TO THE RACES Football teams begin final build-up to the 2013 season By JAY SCHWAB, KEVIN DRULEY and VINNIE DUBER Shaw Media


ednesday marked the first day of official preseason football practice statewide, but St. Charles East linebacker Michael Candre felt more like he was tackling a track and field meet when the Saints convened in the morning. Saints players were plenty warmed up by the time they hit the football practice field, having stretched out earlier to the tune of 800-meter runs. That’s runs, not jogs, gentlemen. “I’m a get there kind of person, I’m not a keep running and running kind of person,” Candre said. “It kills me. I hate it. Once I heard that, I’m like ‘OK, that’s not right.’ ” Candre and hundreds of his peers throughout the Tri-Cities area hope those not-so-pleasurable moments of the preseason add up to something magical come the last weekend of August, when the season begins. For Batavia, the theme of the first day of practice was how quickly it all will be over. “It’s gonna go quick,” coach Dennis Piron told his team. Piron’s message, particularly for his seniors, was that the 2013 season would be finished before they knew it. And with it, so will the football careers of many of his players. To emphasize that point, Piron instructed his players and coaches alike to bring in pictures of themselves playing youth football. “My thought is, more than anything, I just want them to think about where they’ve come from, how this community has always supported them, how their family and their friends have been there with them all in this together,” Piron said.

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Batavia High School football players take a water break Wednesday during the first practice of the season.

“I talked to a lot of coaches and nobody really knew how to handle [the new policies].” Rob Pomazak St. Charles North head football coach “But more importantly, how fast time goes. And before they know it, it’ll be Week 7, Week 9, playoffs. It goes that quickly, so let’s take advantage of every second that we have out here together to get better as football players, to become closer as friends and to really enjoy a special time of their lives, which you only get to do so many times. And as seniors, it’ll be the last time they do this together as a group, obviously, for the rest of their lives.” The IHSA’s new restrictions on preseason practice schedules – teams are allowed only three hours of practice time each of the first five days – might be an

advantage for veteran teams like Kaneland. “It was really good today,” Kaneland linebacker Gary Koehring said. “With all the new rule changes that the state put on, we’ve just got to get everything in a shorter amount of time, which is good, I think. We’re an experienced enough team where this doesn’t really affect us as much as, you know, some other team [that may be less experienced].” Veteran Geneva coach Rob Wicinski took the IHSA’s new preseason “acclimatization” policies as a challenge. “It’s actually gotten my staff focused,” Wicinski said. “We get everything we need to get done in an hour and a half. I’m more towards that, anyways. I’ve been trying to push them that way. I don’t like being out here much more than two hours.” St. Charles North dealt with the added hurdle of first-year coach Rob Pomazak’s mandatory new-teacher training sessions, so the North Stars pushed their

More online Head to for a video from the first day of practice Wednesday for the Geneva football team. main, outdoor session to 4:30 p.m. “I talked to a lot of coaches and nobody really knew how to handle [the new policies],” Pomazak said. “It’s so new and it’s so different from what we’re all used to that it’s kind of like you write a plan up, you look at it and you throw it away, and then you write another one up.” Then again, starting from scratch is exactly what some programs crave this time of year. Marmion is one of those teams exhibiting extra focus after a subpar 2012 season. As soon as each player arrived on the practice field Wednesday afternoon, he’d set his helmet down and instantly dash off to join his teammates.

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other to get better. That’s what we have to do in order to be successful in the long run.” Touchdown, Templar: Geneva maintained its fortress of relative solitude to begin fall practices, shifting to Good Templar Park on the east side of the city after the program was unable to secure its usual preseason haunt, the old Broadview Academy campus in LaFox. Assistant coach Nick Herrera, a former Viking, grew up near the park and suggested the location to Vikings coach Rob Wicinski, who began working the phones Monday. “We were scratching our brains where we could go and just kind of separate ourselves,” Wicinski said. “I didn’t know this was all back here until two days ago, till Monday. We talked to them and we made it work out, so we’re going to be out here for two days.” Multisport manpower: St. Charles East coach Mike Fields is a big proponent of multisport athletes, and said

Players excited to be back on field • FOOTBALL Continued from page 24 Whether they were throwing passes around or catching up since the last time they saw one another, the Cadets backed up players’ contentions that they’re a more cohesive group this fall. When coach Dan Thorpe blew the first whistle, the group of players took a knee, almost as one. “You don’t get much sleep last night,” Thorpe said. “You run a lot of things through your head. You’ve got the butterflies. There’s not a person out here who doesn’t have the butterflies, whether it be players, coaches, trainers. So it’s exciting. It’s an exciting time.” Candre, projected to be among the leaders of East’s defense, is all for excitement

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St. Charles East players huddle Wednesday before a break in practice. – he’d just prefer it come on the football field rather than the track. But Candre knows he better get used to running those 800s; the Saints will be timed in subsequent weeks to see whether they can shave a

little time off their efforts on from Wednesday. At least Candre won’t feel ambushed the next time around. “It killed me,” Candre said. “Once I found out we were on the track, I wanted to cry.”

this year’s roster is loaded with them. Among the team’s newcomers are a pair of towering presences better known for their basketball skills, 6-foot-4 wide receiver A.J. Washington and 6-6 defensive end David Mason. Mason hasn’t played football since middle school, while Washington played football his first two years at East before sitting out his junior season. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do,” Fields said of the high-rising Washington, who will look to crack what projects as a deep wide

receiver corps for the Saints. “We’re looking forward to him adding a lot to that [wide receiver] mix as well. We’ve got some athletes, we’ve just got to get them the ball and get them in position to be successful.” Quote of the day: Marmion coach Dan Thorpe is in midseason form on the quote front, cleverly summing up what it will mean once players are allowed to practice in full pads. “… Next week, when we put the full pads on, we can get after it and see who are the hitters, and who are the hittees,” Thorpe said.

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Meeting with college coaches quickly transformed into something of an off-field agility drill for Kaneland football players during the offseason. “When we’d go talk to coaches, there are a lot of kids in there, and it’s [Division-I], D-II, D-III coaches that come in,” Knights senior two-way lineman Justin Diddell said. “We were still all there talking to them, no matter what.” Inquiries stretched from the winter semester into the summer for a program that has won three successive Northern Illinois Big 12 East titles. As the Knights opened practice Wednesday, three players – Diddell, left tackle Joe Komel and running back Jesse Balluff – already had fielded offers from major programs. Coach Tom Fedderly called the interest unprecedented. On some summer days, he estimated taking 12 to 15 calls.

“There’s a lot to do, but it’s fun, because it’s good to see these upper-level colleges excited about our kids,” Fedderly said. “And our kids get excited about that, and the confidence just goes through the roof.” Komel, who Fedderly said is “really interested” in nearby Northern Illinois, has garnered the most attention so far, weighing offers from such schools as Kansas State, Eastern Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Southern Illinois and Indiana State, Fedderly and Diddell said. Eastern Michigan and North Dakota offered Diddell, while Balluff has an offer from Colgate. Fedderly said kicker Matt Rodriguez also is on several schools’ radars. Diddell and Komel use their prospect status as motivation in practice. “I mean, me and Joe, we push each other. He’s getting D-I offers, I’m getting D-I offers, so we’re always having at it,” Diddell said. “We’re head-to-head, pushing each

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Two wins already ensured for North’s Pomazak PREP ZONE Jay Schwab ST. CHARLES – Rob Pomazak intends to do big things with the St. Charles North football program, but there’s no beating what he already helped accomplish this summer. On July 31, Pomazak and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed their first children – twin girls Morgan and Isla. Pomazak called the girls the “best things I’ve ever done.” His answer won’t change no matter how well the North Stars fare this season, but that doesn’t mean being a new dad, twice over, has diminished the 34-year-old’s enthusiasm for his new gig. “Fortunately, I have a good support system with my wife and my family and her family,” Pomazak said Wednesday afternoon on the North Stars’ first day of official, preseason practice. “They know how important this is at this stage of my career, and they’ve given me the opportunity to take care of the kids but also make sure I have time to tend to my duties here. “But it is a balancing act, I think. It’s long hours and it’s long days and I don’t get much sleep, but I tell people this is exactly where I wanted to be right now. It couldn’t get any better.” Pomazak has yet to win a game, so naturally he still has a lot to prove. Initial reviews, though, are overwhelmingly encouraging from those in and around North’s program. North senior linebacker Reece Conroyd said Pomazak has infused the program with energy that resulted in amped-up offseason commitment. Conroyd said Pomazak has “changed us,” making it easy for the North Stars to embrace persnickety new rules such as players wearing only school colors in the weightroom. “I think it was right off the bat because he made such a good first impression, the day that we met

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St. Charles North football coach Rob Pomazak (center) walks the sideline during the Red Grange Classic 7-on-7 Tournament Challenge on June 27 at Wheaton Warrenville South High School. him,” Conroyd said. “He was dressed well and he spoke well and he came here with a purpose. I think a lot of guys really bought into that.” Pomazak becomes only the second coach in program history, replacing the retired Mark Gould. Gould guided the North Stars to eight straight playoff berths from 2002 to 09 before three subpar seasons closed out his tenure. Pomazak is determined to stop the program’s slide ASAP. “I want [players] to feel the pride that St. Charles North used to have,” Pomazak said. “When you don’t make the playoffs, sometimes that takes it away a little bit. Even though they work as hard as anybody did, people still want to recognize the playoff teams and the winning teams. They deserve to have that, and that’s really what kind of motivates me.” Pomazak’s crosstown colleague, St. Charles East’s Mike Fields, is among those who think Pomazak has the North Stars positioned to challenge Upstate Eight Conference River favorites Batavia this fall.

“I had an opportunity to meet him throughout the summer – real nice, class guy,” Fields said. “He’s got those kids working hard. They’ve got two Division I linemen [offensive tack-

le Chase Gianacakos and tight end Garrett Johnson], so you know they’re going to have some big size up front. I saw them at a couple things throughout the summer and they’ve got some

big boys, so it’s going to be real interesting to see how they jell and come together.” The North Stars hope the answer is quickly, especially with a bragging-rights game to open up Aug. 30 at Elk Grove, the school at which Pomazak and some of his assistants previously coached. Beating his former employer would be a memorable way to start out, but he’d have to save his celebratory smooches for Morgan and Isla until returning home. Pomazak doesn’t expect the twins to inflate North’s attendance count this season. “By the time they’re old enough, it’ll be too cold, so I don’t think this year they’re going to come out, but it doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot of little North Star baby gear,” Pomazak said. The wins are piling up in Pomazak’s personal life. The ones he earns on Friday nights will feel like a bonus.

• Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@

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Who’s hot Outfielder Reggie Golden entered Wednesday’s series opener at Burlington with three hits in his past eight at-bats – a .375 average – after beginning August in a 3 for 27 (.111) slump.

Who’s not The Cougars’ defense. The club committed nine errors while losing a three-game series to Cedar Rapids, leading to 10 unearned runs.

Star watch Burlington third baseman Sherman Johnson, a 14th-round draft pick of the parent Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2012, has been one of the Bees’ steadiest contributors this season. Through Tuesday, he was batting .263 with 13 stolen bases in 93 games.

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Cougars third baseman Jeimer Candelario fields a Cedar Rapids grounder for an out Monday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. The rigors of a 140-game season – the first full professional season for Cougars such as 19-year-old Candelario – undoubtedly became apparent in August. “You can’t take any days off. Like they tell us, the guys that are the best are the ones who focus for every single pitch. And when you don’t focus for every pitch, you give pitches away, which turn into at-bats.” Three members of the Cubs’ 2013 draft class – infielder Giuseppe Papaccio and pitchers Tyler Skulina and Rob Zastryzny – have received a taste of the routine on the heels of full college seasons. “I honestly can’t imagine [a full pro season]. I guess we’re going to learn pretty soon,” Papaccio said. “... And to still think we have about 25 games left. It’s just a ton of games, because at school you usually play 60

and then you play 40 in the summer leagues. But this is a ton of games.” A ton of games, again, is what players sign up for. It’s the litmus test, and the hurdle Johnson has seen creeping up since the All-Star break. “It’s a good thing. It’s good for them to experience it and it’s good for them to have to grind through it, and I think it’s helping a lot of guys out,” Johnson said. “They see that it’s a marathon and not a sprint.”

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

The Cougars, 48-67 overall entering Wednesday, could lose no more than nine games to avoid setting the franchise record for most single-season losses. The 1992 and 2007 clubs both lost 76 games, although the ‘07 team was in second-half playoff contention after starting 2-13. ... Cougars second baseman Giuseppe Papaccio grounded out against former Seton Hall teammate Brad Gilbert of Cedar Rapids to end Saturday’s game. The at-bat came about two months after the players were drafted by the Cubs and Twins, respectively. “That’s funny,” Cedar Rapids manager Jake Mauer said. “You sometimes run into that in pro ball, you bump into former teammates or former guys you played against in college. That’s always kind of fun.” ... The Cougars rank sixth in the 16-team Midwest League with a .263 team batting average but are 15th with a 4.53 team ERA. – Kevin Druley,



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GENEVA – The white board in the Cougars’ clubhouse lists one more English class for foreign-born players, set for the final homestand over Labor Day weekend. Any other crash courses are not imminent, even as the winding spring and summer session that is the 2013 baseball season nears its final out. “Everything’s been harped on a lot. A lot,” Cougars manager Mark Johnson said. “It’s a matter of them just doing it, going out there and playing. I think as a group, the younger guys have settled down a little bit. Whether they’re tired, whatever the case is, I think they’re starting to understand they’ve got to take care of business. They’re getting tired, and they’re supposed to be tired. It’s supposed to be like this.” Although a handful of players are doing the whole “first professional season” thing over again – some because of injury, others underperformance – that’s what most Cougars and the rest of their brethren encounter in the Midwest League. First baseman Dan Vogelbach, a second-round draft pick of the parent Cubs in 2011, fell into that category, and sported the team’s “Iron Man” label until his recent promotion to Advanced-A Daytona. Vogelbach played in 114 of 115 games, only taking a day off when manager Mark Johnson decided he needed one two weekends ago. Understandably flustered – Vogelbach often was the first to tune in big league games on the clubhouse TV after showing his trademark vigor on the field – he still did not let the move play with his head. There were far more important things on his mind – in this case, the next day’s game. “It’s a grind. Every day. You have to come to the park mentally ready, each and every day,” Vogelbach said.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BURLINGTON, Iowa – After falling behind by four in the first, the Cougars tied the game in the eighth before the Burlington Bees walked off on an RBI single by Matt Scioscia in the Cougars’ 5-4 loss on Wednesday night at Community Field. Michael Hamann (1-2) walked the leadoff batter in a tie game in the ninth inning. With Exicardo Cayones at first, Hamann tossed a pickoff attempt down the right field line to move Cayones to third base with no outs. Hamann intentionally walked the next two batters to load the bas-

es. Zach Wright had the first crack to end the game but hit a slow bouncing ball to Cougars (48-68, 18-32) second baseman Brad Zapenas. Zapenas forced Cayones out at the plate for the first out. Matt Scioscia followed and drove a deep fly ball down the right field line that one hopped off the wall to bring Wade Hinkle in from third, giving the Bees (47-69, 21-30) the win. Jeimer Candelario tied the game in the eighth inning on a two-out, solo home run. With the Cougars trailing by four in the fourth, Reggie Golden brought the Cougars to within one with a laser, three-run blast with two outs.

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Art and life: Books can help teens figure out new experiences By MELISSA ERICKSON More Content Now Broken hearts, burgeoning sex lives, changing bodies, bullying, alienation and conflict galore. The gap between tweens and teens is a minefield of challenges and struggles. How can parents help kids navigate the tricky transition from childhood to young adult? One way to safely and openly experience coming of age is through the pages of a good book. “Any difficult situation a tween will encounter – peer pressure, sexual awakening, trauma, divorce, the desire for independence – there’s been a book written about it,” said parenting expert Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of “If I Have to Tell You One More Time.” Growing up is not easy, and parents and children encounter plenty of touchy topics that are difficult to talk about or even bring up. “It would be tremendously helpful to be able to talk about these tough topics in a less threatening way,” McCready said. The key is starting a conversation, said Susan Neuman, social psychologist, parenting expert and author. Reading a novel such as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” together can open up conversations in an non-threatening manner, and because the stakes aren’t as high – it’s not real life – the conversation can be open, meaningful and truthful. You also might be able to go into more detail with the book’s guidance than otherwise, Neuman said. “You’re saying, ‘What did the character do in that situation,’ not ‘What did you do,’” McCready said. “You can talk about how the character felt, the choices he or she made and the outcomes. Was the outcome positive or negative? If it was negative, what could the character have done differently?” McCready said. “What’s important is to get kids to connect the dots between the feelings, choices and outcomes.” Reading the same book as your child can be a fun and worthwhile

experience, but remember to treat kids with the same respect you expect. “The No. 1 rule is to be aware of how you sound and the words you chose. The second you start sounding like a lecture, kids shut down,” McCready said.

Where to start Author and illustrator James McDonald of Coming of Age Books offered the following suggestions:

• “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith. “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” is a timeless classic. Set in the early 20th century, the book follows the Nolan family’s struggles and accomplishments. They are a family that has learned to do without, but still manage to hold strong to their values and dignity. The characters’ strengths and weaknesses along with the good and bad choices they make in everyday circumstances make them real and unforgettable.

• “Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze,” by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis. With the unjust death of his father by corrupt soldiers, Young Fu has to grow up quickly. In the lower classes of any society, people struggle to grind out an existence. Young Fu rises to the occasion despite the cruelty and corruption he faces. He carefully picks wise and kind people to befriend and learn from.

• “A Northern Light,” by Jennifer Donnelly. Mattie Gokey is faced with how to live her dreams without feeling as though she is betraying her family. The death of her mother puts her in charge of the

household, and with that there is a lifetime of work, little time for anything else let alone the dreams of a young girl. Mattie is torn between loyalty and longing. • “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry. The community in “The Giver” is free of sickness, crime, emotional pain and suffering, but at what price? Eleven-year-old Jonas is slowly discovering the cost society has paid by its citizens for such security. Coming of age for Jonas may be more than he can bear when faced with his community’s history.

• “Ada, Legend of a Healer,” by R.A. McDonald. Ada is a strong-willed and determined 15-year-old girl. She’s passionate about her freedom of choice and refuses to be controlled by others. She has a power that would end human suffering, but in the same breath it makes her an individual that many scrupulous and unscrupulous people would like to get their hands on. Teetering on the edge of wanting to abandon all hope for humanity, but also beginning to realize the beauty and fragility of it, Ada decides, on her own terms, how to handle her amazing power.

• “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding. “Lord of The Flies” explores what might happen to young children stranded on an island with no supervision or societal governance to guide them. When a group of boys is stranded on a deserted island, the fight for survival turns to a struggle for power.

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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French emperor; Julia Child (1912-2004), TV personality; Debra Messing (1968), actress, Ben Affleck (1972), actor; Carl Edwards (1979), race car driver; Jennifer Lawrence (1990), actress.

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Teacher questions etiquette of tipping Dear Abby: I am a teacher, and at the end of the year I receive many gifts and notes of appreciation from the parents of my students. This year, one of my parents, a beautician, presented me with a gift certificate for a facial. Last week I made the appointment and was given a fantastic facial by this mom. I didn’t tip her afterward because I wasn’t sure how to handle a gift like this. Was I right in not tipping her? Since this was a gift from her, I’m hoping I didn’t insult her by not offering one. If I was wrong, I’d like to go back and give her the tip she would have earned. – Wondering Teacher In California Dear Teacher: Because the gift certificate came from the person who delivered the service to you, you did not insult her by not offering a gratuity. (In fact, had you offered one for her gift, it might have been taken the wrong way.) If the

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips facialist who performed the service had been someone other than the mother, a tip would have been in order, but not in a case like this. The proper way to convey your gratitude for her fantastic facial would be to write a short note telling her what a treat it was and how much you enjoyed her gift. Dear Abby: My 14-year-old granddaughter, “Grace,” has confided to me that she’s smoking pot and drinking. When I asked her why, she said she does it to make herself feel better. I told her she has a serious problem, and something has to be done. Grace doesn’t want to tell her parents and, frankly, I think they would just yell and scream and not understand what’s really going on. At this

point, I don’t know what to do. The person who’s supplying my granddaughter is someone who is always around. I refuse to have that other girl in my home, but I can’t tell Grace’s parents why. What should I do? – In A Fix In California Dear In A Fix: You’re correct that this is serious, and something does have to be done. Alcohol and weed are not the solutions to your granddaughter’s problem. Self-medicating won’t fix what’s wrong and could make her problems worse. Grace needs to be evaluated and diagnosed by a physician. The way to ensure that it happens is to talk to her parents about the fact that you’re worried about her. If you make clear that Grace is getting stoned to “feel better” and not partying, they may be less inclined to react with anger. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Low-dose vaginal estrogen carries little risk Dear Doctor K: I use a vaginal estrogen cream for vaginal dryness. Does it have the same risks as hormones taken orally or by skin patch? Dear Reader: Hormone therapy (HT) is estrogen taken alone or with other female hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause. “Systemic” HT involves hormones that enter the blood and travel throughout the body. It is the most effective treatment for postmenopausal hot flashes and vaginal symptoms, including vaginal dryness. Systemic HT is medicine taken by mouth or through the skin by a skin patch or gel. From those locations, it enters into the blood. But systemic HT carries with it a small risk of several serious conditions: heart attacks, stroke, blood clots and some cancers. To find out if there are similar risks associated with vaginal estrogen, I checked in with my colleague Dr. Celeste Robb-Nicholson, editor-in-chief of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch. She pointed out that vaginal estrogen acts mostly in the vagina. It relieves vaginal symptoms, including vaginal dryness, burning, and pain with sexual intercourse. It does not relieve

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff hot flashes. (One exception is a vaginal ring, called Femring. It delivers so much estrogen in the vagina that some of it is absorbed into the blood and therefore has effects throughout the body.) Low-dose vaginal estrogen is available in several forms: creams, tablets and other kinds of vaginal rings. Vaginal creams are applied to the vulva or in the vagina. Vaginal tablets (Vagifem) are inserted in the vagina. And a flexible vaginal ring, called Estring, is worn continuously and replaced every few months. The Vagifem tablet contains the lowest amount of estrogen. Estring delivers just a bit more. Vaginal estrogen creams are more concentrated; the amount of estrogen that a woman absorbs varies. Vaginal application releases little estrogen into the bloodstream. As a result, it has less risk of side effects than systemic estrogen. So far, no well-designed clinical trials have evaluated systemic risks, such as breast

cancer or blood clots, of low-dose vaginal estrogen. But it’s likely that if there are such risks, they are much smaller than the risks related to systemic estrogen. One complication of menopause that women don’t often think of is recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Vaginal dryness not only causes vaginal symptoms such as discomfort during sex, but also encourages the growth of certain bacteria around the urethra – the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the vagina. If those bacteria get into the urethra, and then into the bladder, a UTI can start. Apart from the high-dose Femring, vaginal estrogen is probably safe even over the long term. And if your main menopausal symptoms are vaginal symptoms, vaginal estrogen is just as effective as systemic HT and less risky. But talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits before you start – particularly if you have a history of breast cancer.

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

Overweight student dislikes his physical education class Dr. Wallace: I’m a pretty good student, but I dislike physical education because I’m uncoordinated and overweight. I go to a private school, and I’m going into the 12th grade. For the past three years, physical education was optional, so I opted not to take it. This coming year, our new school superintendent has made physical education a required course. I don’t think this is right. I go to school to learn about math, science, writing and reading, not to learn how to hit a ball and run. I went to our family doctor and asked if he would give me a medical excuse so I wouldn’t have to take PE. He wouldn’t give it to me because he said I needed to exercise. What alternative do I have left to stop me from spending an hour getting sweaty at school? My mother will write a note saying that she does not want me to take PE, but only a doctor’s excuse will save me. Help! – Phillip, Richmond, Ohio Dear Phillip: You don’t have to be coordinated to benefit from physical education. Do your very best to enjoy and learn in your PE classes. What you learn can and will help you the rest of your life. Dr. Wallace: Matt and I had dated for over a year, but I got tired of him, so we stopped seeing each other. The breakup happened about three months ago. I’ve been with several guys since then, but none of them were what I was looking for, and, after giving it a lot of thought, I came to realize that I really cared for Matt. I know he was upset and disappointed the night I informed him I had lost the spark I once had for him. I have not

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace talked with him since. Last night, I called him and told him I made a mistake and would like to see him again. I thought he would be overjoyed, but to my surprise, he said he didn’t want to see me. I asked if he was seeing someone else, and he said no. Deep down I know Matt has feelings for me. He had even told me he loved me and wanted to marry me. I don’t understand how he could want me to be his future wife and three months later tell me to get lost. What should I do? – Ashley, Manchester, N.H. Dear Ashley: When you told Matt that you had lost the spark, you put out his fire. He’s no longer interested in you. That’s just how it goes sometimes. If you’re hurt, you have an inkling of how Matt felt when you broke up with him. It’s time to move on with your life. That shouldn’t be so hard, since you seem to have no problem getting dates. Dr. Wallace: My two best friends at school think that a hickey is a positive status symbol. I don’t! I know what causes them, but I don’t know exactly what they are. Can you explain? – Patty, San Diego, Calif. Dear Patty: A hickey is actually a bruise caused by broken blood vessels. You can always use the excuse that you ran into a door if you have a black eye, but there are no excuses to cover up the reason you have a hickey on your neck. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



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George S. Kaufman, a dramatist and journalist who died in 1961, said of “Between the Sheets” by Howard Dietz, “I understand your new play is full of single entendres.” Ouch! Yesterday I recommended not using many bidding conventions. Inexperienced pairs expend so much energy trying to remember them that they are exhausted by the time the card play begins. However, there is one convention that is very useful: the splinter bid. An unnecessary jump shows good support for partner’s suit, at least game-forcing values, and a single card (or void) in the suit just named. (A singleton is seven times more likely than a void.) It helps partner evaluate the fit. In this deal, North’s four-club rebid promised four-card heart support, a strong hand and a singleton (or void) in clubs. South, whose honors were all working, used Roman Key Card Blackwood to learn that his partner had one ace and the heart king-queen (or two aces and the heart queen). After West finds the best lead, the diamond eight, against six hearts, how should South play? Declarer has 11 top tricks: four spades, four hearts and three diamonds. A ruff in one hand or the other will be the 12th trick. South wins with his diamond ace (the honor from the shorter side first) and draws two rounds of trumps – but must be careful to use dummy’s honors. When the 4-1 split is revealed, declarer cashes dummy’s diamond king, ruffs a diamond with his heart ace, plays a trump to dummy’s nine, draws the last trump, and claims.

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GENERAL LABOR HEAVY LIFTING PACKER Location: West Chicago For more information, please contact 708-741-5000 or send resume:

AUTO MECHANIC Needed for auto repair shop in St. Charles. an experienced (ASE) mechanic to work on all makes and models of cars/LT trucks. Full time (8-5) day position. Some Saturdays required. Salary depending on experience. Must have own tools. Benefits include: paid vacation, health insurance. Please email resume to: foxrivertireandsupply@ Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

Lube Technician & Customer Service Advisors Now Hiring FT & PT Jiffy Lube - St. Charles Our Lube Technicians work with their hands on cars by changing oil and filters, adding fluids, checking tire pressure, washing windows, etc. Our Jiffy Lube locations are not climate controlled so our Technicians must be able to enter and work in extreme hot and cold temperatures. APPLY NOW! Jiffy Lube - St. Charles 1970 Lincoln Hwy. 630-513-1277 Check us out online

BATHER / RECEPTIONIST Must pay attention to details & have pride in work. Experience bathing dogs preferred. Please apply in person to fill out application: Woof Wash 137 S. Batavia Ave, Batavia


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Geneva, St. Charles, Aurora, Elgin P/T Mornings & Eves Must pass bkrnd check. Apply online @ Graphic Designer/Office Help Permanent position 12-16 hrs./wk. Flexible Schedule. Design exp. nec. Resumes to:


NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Looking for contractors to deliver newspapers early mornings 5 days per week. Routes now available in Kane County. 1 year contract.

Call 630-443-3607 LAB ~ “NEKO” Yellow Male, 60 lbs, 1 year old. Very friendly, lost Sun, Aug 11 near downtown Sugar Grove in Kane County. 630-383-8039

DEKALB / MORRIS Shaw Media is looking for a Digital Advertising Specialist who is responsible for growing revenue from our large portfolio of digital products such as website development, e-commerce-specifically related to Planit sites and Big Deals, commercial video production, behavior and content targeting, online display ads, mobile, text and email. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity to meet deadlines. This person will have experience creating and presenting client proposals as well as experience developing and maintaining client relationships. Our Digital Sales Specialist must have the ability to strategically and creatively think in a fastpaced environment. Candidate needs to be familiar with social media, mobile, and office including Power Point. Strong presentation and communication skills are a must. Ideal candidate will have a proven track record in digital advertising or a related field. The candidate must be handson and resourceful: they will be able to execute programs and generate revenue growth by utilizing existing resources. To be considered, an applicant must have a college degree in a related field and relevant experience is preferred. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record. Shaw Media offers an extensive benefit package. Send a cover letter and resume to: or Apply now at: Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. EOE.

ONE DAY ONLY!!! SATURDAY 10-4 Antique & Contemporary FURNITURE. Day bed. Antique oak dining table. KING BED SUITE. Dorm room furniture. HIGH-END 1970s VINTAGE AUDIO EQUIPMENT (Sansui, AKAI, more). Major APPLIANCES. Kid's and Adult's BICYCLES. 50" Plasma TV. Men's suits, shoes & clothing. Lawn care equipment. Upright Tool Lockers & Tools. Sports equipment. Kid's toys. Fish tank. Household goods of all sorts. Cash and carry.


40W447 Long Shadow Lane EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER willing to help with care for children, elderly & disabled. Available any hours. Call Linda - 630-945-3296

Friday 8/16, Saturday 8/17 & Sunday 8/18 9am to 3pm


Will Deliver to Your Home or Apartment Twice a Week, $50/wk. Call Sharon at 630-429-3947




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Drexel Heritage Dining Room set & bedroom set all MINT cond. Artwork, Misc. furniture and household items



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SHOP SALE 401 N. Main St. (Route 47) Elburn 630-365-2006

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Wed 3-7, Th-Fr 7 am-6, Sat 7-3? Aug 14-17 Huge Sale. Tons of Quality M/F teen & adult name brand clothes sm-XL, designer purses , shoes, electronics, chairs, coffee table, glass table for big screen, household, Barbies, legos, antique marble top wash stand, antiques, older toys, ping pong table, newer NIKON digital camera with case, tripod and stick, household, DVDS, videos, BOOKS, video & tons of board games. New items daily.

Furniture, Tools, Outdoor Furniture, Lawn Tools, Housewares, Holiday, Antiques, College Dorm Supplies, Crafts, Toys & More!



Thurs 8/15-Sat 8/17 8am-2pm

40W939 Campton Woods Dr Off LaFox

Dealers Emptying Garages & Basements! Coffee & Cookies


500 Conley Dr.


Fri.- Sat. 9am-3pm More wonderful vintage treasures unearthed. Lots of DIY furniture for painting. Garden, home decor, antiques. All at great prices.

407 Grove Ct


Back to school garage sale, 8/16 and 8/17 Friday starting at 8:30 am and Saturday starting at 8:00am


Clothes, many board games, toys, video games, books, educational/science experiments and teaching aids, prom dresses, pet carriers, household items, etc.


COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Friday & Saturday August 16th & 17th 8am – 4pm


Blackberry Creek Subdivision


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Dressers, trunks, animal traps, dog house, cat carrier, furniture, bikes, patio furniture, compost bin, grill, pine armoire, grandfather clock, major miscellaneous.

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2178 FARGO BLVD. Framed artwork, traditional & country décor, household items, comforters, furniture baby items & MUCH MORE!


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GENEVA multifamily sale


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Thursday & Friday 8am – 3pm


732 Westfield Dr.

Loads of items, motorcycle access, collectibles, antiques, primitives, vintage items, housewares, X-mas, decorative items, antique furniture, Nascar Die Casts, guitar amps. Too much to list. Collectors & Resellers welcome. This is not you ordinary estate/garage sale!!!

Furniture, Housewares, Toys, Lots of Misc. LOW PRICES!


Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528


Cubs Doll – Ashton Drake, Life sized Cubs Baby Boy. In Cubs uniform, hat & ball $100. 630-710-2228

Name brand apparel, XS to plus. Over 30 cashmere sweaters, furs (M), silk pjs, blouses, more; size 9 shoes; vintage Coach. Toddler wagon, slide, chalkboard, more; some girls clothes 1-2. Wallpaper remover, books, much more.

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Jewelry, mak-up, clothes, candles, new queen silk sheets & MORE!

Most Items 50¢ to $1

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3 Vernon Ct. Furniture, New Avon Products, Dance Costumes, TV, Telescope, Flute, Free Weights & Bench, Collectibles, Clothing, Household Items & More.

FRI & SAT AUG 16 & 17 9AM - 4PM 1216 ADAMS AVE.

ST CHARLES 2001 Red Oak Lane Fri. 8/16 & Sat. 8/17 8:00 – 4:00 Coach purses, women's clothes and shoes, housewares, electronics, seasonal decor, recumbent bike much more!

Male & female clothes, kids - adult, various electronics, (2)TV's, multiple game consoles, furniture, home décor, toys & MUCH MORE!

St. Charles Sat 8/17 ONLY 8am-3pm 3N255 E. Mary Ln Quarter mile west of Peck and Campton Hills Road



7 N 002 Homeward Glen FRI AUG 16 8-4PM SAT AUG 17 8-4 PM Ethan Allen Twin Bed Set, Household Items, Cloths, Tools & More


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5N851 W Sunset Views 8/16 - 8/18 Fri 9-4, Sat 9-4, Sun 9-12 1969 Nova SS, Kawasaki 85, Polaris 80 Quad, Furniture, Tools, Exercise Equipment, Roll top Desk, Antiques, Sports Memorabilia, Misc household items

PATIO SET - Metal, 3 piece curved with cushions, $125/all. 847-464-5543 Wicker Settee & Chair Antique with cushions, good cond! $150 847-464-5543 WINE PRESS ~ IRON. 3 legs, also a grape grinder for making wine or display. $375/ea. 847-464-5543

26” Men's Magna Mountain Bike $40 630-677-1477

Apple iphone 4 2yrs old, 16 GB, Verizon Service $140. 630-232-0950 12-2pm

DVD/CD PLAYER 7 Disc, JVC, $50. Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725

TV 32” Insignia

Older works perfect, $60, 20” TV/VCR Toshiba, older, 20” TV/VCR Memorex $50/ea. Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725


tion, great for small area $140 630-232-1982

SAT, AUG 17 9AM - 4PM SUN, AUG 18 1PM - 5PM 705 INDIAN WAY Piano, bookshelves, lamps, treadmill, queen mattress, TONS of framed artwork & MANY MISC ITEMS!!

Aquarium 55 gallon horizontal incl filters, pumps, light, double door black stand, $75. 630-377-1571 Tell City Dining Hutch: hard rock maple, excellent condition, $200/OBO 630-485-8177

Modern Satin Nickel 5 light Chandelier, w/white shades $30 630-677-1477

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MILITARY & GUN AUCTION SUNDAY AUG 25th 10 am Viewi g Saturday Aug 24th oo to 8 p.m. a d 8 a.m. mor i g of sale

Held at WILD WEST TOWN 8512 S. U io Road U io , IL 60180 More i fo a d photos at www.Do leyAuctio Selli g a large collectio of WW I & WW II America , Germa & Japa ese military artifacts i cludi g over 50 helmets, medals & i sig ia, swords, bayo ets, daggers, flags, u iforms, field equipme t, ordi a ce, photos, maps. GUNS: Military rifles a d pistols i cludi g, Mauser, Luger, Colt, Spri gfield, Arisaka, a d others. 33 Machi e gu s (all demilled o lice se required) i cludi g Maxim, Hotchkiss, Brow i g, Vickers, Schmeisser, Ste , Thompso , a d others. VEHICLES: 1942 Harley Davidso Army WLA motorcycle completely restored, 2 military utility trailers. Terms & Co ditio s: Cash, Check with ba k letter of guara tee, Visa, MC, Buyer Premium 15% o site 18% o li e, 7% Sales Tax. All Illi ois a d Federal gu laws will apply. Co sig me t auctio . No warra ties or guara tees give o a y items sold. A ou ceme ts o day of auctio take precede ce over pri ted materials. Live o li e biddi g i fo at www.Do leyAuctio

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Couch – Evergreen Fabric, 87”W x 34”D x 30”H Excellent Condition $125 630-406-1038

Brandt Ranch Oak bunk bed, Contemp, dark finish, hutch, 8 2 dressers, dining table, 24”H chairs, pub height ext table, 4 chairs, riding mower, (60 x 60 sq), $1200. Rarely used, similar style desk, also chair antiques, 4x5 camera/dark available. 815-238-6119 room equipment, camping gear, tools, fishing, clothing, Drop leaf table w/2 matching chairs, light maple finish 40” round miscellaneous. w/leaves raised, excellent condiCASH ONLY


Machinist Tool Box. Kennedy 525. 8 drawers. MC28 – 2 drawers. All for $200. 847-464-5543

SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $200 for the pair. Sold as set. METAL WHEELS – 42” diameter. 847-659-1852 Pair for $135. Huntley area. 847-515-8012

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ROLL AWAY BED – Twin size. Excellent condition. Almost new. $65. 847-659-1852

FOLDING TABLE, folds in half Extends up to 12' long, 30” wide. Moves on rollers. $75 each, have 2. 847-515-8012 Kitchen Set - Light Oak. Includes table 38" x 48" w/ 18" extension & 4 chairs. Good Condition $175. Sun City 847 515-2570 Ottoman: Rattan matching ottoman honey stain, from House of Rattan w/fabric cushion $75 630-677-1477 Rattan Chairs: 2 matching Braxton Culler rattan arm chairs, honey stain, w/top quality fabric cushions, from House of Rattan pair $400 630-677-1477 Rocker for Child - White Wicker $65 847-464-5543 All NIU Sports... All The Time



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Tractors- Combines - Heads 1983 JD 4850, MFWD, 8900 hrs., PS, 3 hyd., 18.4-42 axle duals, quick hitch, S/N 2454, 2000 hrs. on motor overhaul; Case-IH 7140, MFWD, 4925 hrs., 18.4-42 70%, axle duals, 16.9-28, 50 hrs. on Reman motor, S/N JJA00014444; 1983 JD 4650, 7662 hrs., dual hyd, PS, 18.4-42, quick hitch, S/N 1973; 1978 JD 4640, 6770 hrs., QR, dual hyd., quick hitch, new 520/85R 38, S/N 7126; 1976 IH 766 Black Stripe, 5220 hrs., dual hyd., 540/1000 PTO, 18.4-34 85%, new clutch & TA, S/N 17620; 1977 White 2-105 Field Boss 3995 hrs., dual hyd., 18.4-38 axle duals, S/N 274018; Kubota L2800, MFWD, 120 hrs., w/Kubota LA 463 loader, S/N 55189; IH M, WF, PS, S/N 268694; JD 4630, QR, 18.4-38; 1964 JD 3020, LP, Syncro, 15.5-38, S/N 53649; JD 520, PS, 13.6-36 90%, S/N 5209631; JD 2640, diesel, 4100 hrs., S/N 335860 w/JD 146 loader; 1978 IH 986, 5800 hrs., 16.9-38 axle duals, new TA, rings & selves, S/N 16149; 2004 CAT 257 B Skid Steer, 1900 hrs., track, C.A.H., new rubber track, hyd. quick attach, new bucket; Bobcat 743 Skid Steer, diesel 66” bucket, Aux. Hyd.; AC WD 45, WF, 3 pt.;1944 IH B, two seater, new paint; IH 350, NF, 2 pt., restored; IH 560 diesel, WF, 2 pt; IH M; Case 830 diesel, Case-A-Matic, NF; Oliver 880 gas, NF, 15.5-38 90%; Case 1070 CAB, 6B loader, bucket & bale spear; 1953 JD 60 w/suitcase rims; IH W6, restored; JD 60, PS; 1998 Case-IH 2388, 3990 hrs. ,Field Tracker, chopper; 1993 JD 9500 Combine 2500 eng. hrs., 1700 sep. hrs.; 1983 JD 6620 Combine, 4000 hrs., Dial Amatic, great condition; JD 4420 Combine, 2219 hrs., chopper spreader, S/N 400841; JD 443 Corn Head; JD 643 corn head; JD 920F Grain Head; JD 215 Grain Head; IH 6 row corn head; Case-IH 1020 grain platform 25’ w/rock guard; EZ- Trail head mover; Farmer Close Out: 1991 JD 9500 Combine, sep. 2239, eng. 3374, RWA, chopper, Vittetoe chaff spreader, bin extension, feeder house dust diverter, 18.4 R-38 w/duals, 18.4-26 rears, S/N 640282; JD 843 Corn Head, oil bath, S/N 625826 w/JD running gear; 1978 JD 4840, 8753 hrs., 3 hyd., PS, quick hitch, ft. wts., 18.4R-42, 90%, axle duals, 600 hrs. on major overhaul by JD, S/N 3050; Harvest International 10 x 62 auger, swing away hopper; Glencoe 9 shank chisel plow w/McFarlane 4 bar spike tooth, 600 acres on new blades & bearings; JD 1010 field cultivator 28’; McFarlane drag cart 30’; JD 500 grain cart, 23.1-26 new tires; Contact Ryan 815-712-6107.

Equipment 2004 Kinze 3600, 16 row planter, half width disc connect, Yetter row cleaners, box extension, insect., Keatons, KP2 monitor, low acres; 2010 Brent 1082 grain cart, roll tarp, nice: 2009 J & M 1151 grain cart on floaters, corner auger; Case-IH 3900 disk, 18 ½’, 7 ½ spacing; Case-IH 496 disk, 22’, 7 ½ spacing, 19 ½” blades; M & W 1475 Earth Master, 5 shank, w/McFarlane 4 bar spike tooth drag; 1999 Case-IH 8309 mower conditioner, 9’, rubber conditioning rolls; Fast 7400 pull type sprayer, 1000 gal., 60’ booms, hyd. pump, foam markers, rinse tank, chemical educator; IH 183 cultivator, 12R-30, flat fold; Kinze 600 grain cart; Krause 4800 ripper; 2008 Krause 4850 Dominator, 21’ rear disk levelers w/round bar rolling baskets; M & W 1165, 5 shank, disc chisel; NH 256 hay rake; Oliver 6 bottom plow; 1989 Wabash flatbed trailer 40’; Mitsubishi FD30K, CAT diesel, side shift, hyd. adj. forks, 5500 lbs.; (4) Kilbros 350 gravity wagons, 15” side boards w/JD 1065 gears; Case-IH 294 round baler; (2) J & M 250 gravity wagons w/JD 1065A gears; 2010 Meridian Titan 4 SE seed tender, 4 box w/scale & high speed; McFarlane drag cart 24’, 8 bar spike tooth, hyd. fold; Woods BW 180 batwing mower 15’ stump jumpers, chain guard; JD 200 crumbler 35’ w/weights; McFarlane 32’ drag cart 4x4; Case-IH PT crumbler 20’; JD 820 Moco; Brillion 15’ cultipacker; JD 535 round baler, net wrap; JD 7000 planter, 8R-30”, no-till coulters, insect., herbicide, corn & bean cups, JD monitor; IH 490 disk 22’, 7 ½ spacing w/drag; Glencoe 9 shank chisel plow; JD 1600 chisel plow; McCurdy gravity wagon w/JD gear; IH 133 cultivator 8R-30; (2) Parker gravity wagons; Kory gravity wagon w/Kory 12 ton gear; Lundell snow blower 8’, 3 pt.; IH 16 row cultivator; JD planter trailer; Kuhn gyro rake, double rotary, 3 pt.; Low Boy tandem axle trailer; IH 475 disk, wavy blades 20’; JD 95, 3 pt., hyd. blade; 3 pt. sprayer, 200 gal; Ottawa 50’ elevator; 8 x 16 flatbed trailer; Kubota 7554 box scrapper; Midwest 16’ steel box w/twin hoist; Lindsay 24’ drag cart; IH 133, 12R-30 cultivator; JD 400 rotary hoe 15’; Avery Thrasher; 2005 Boss Power V plow, 8 x 2” off of Dodge 3500; Tahoe TPI 9000 LXU generator, 9000 watts; Tahoe TPI 7000 LXH generator, 7000 watts; Tahoe semi-trash pump w/ Honda 6X200 motor; Galion 14’ dump box; grain cleaner 220 single phase; lawn mower trailer; Good Year Dyna Torque 18.4-46 65%; MC 6 row stalk chopper; Hyd. skid loader stabilizer; 1000 gal fuel tank w/electric pump; steel tracks for skid steer, fits 10:00-16.5 tires; Woods 72, 3 pt mower; Gehl 880 haybine; JD planter trailer; H & S cage rack w/Kory gear; IH 730C 7 shank, 17 ½’, lead shanks, disk levelers; JD 709, 3 pt. mower; JD 1219 MOCO; Farm fans LP gas, 3 phase, LF-FA 410 LP; 1000 gal water tank on wheels; 8x20 steel storage container; MM flare box wagon; Lindsay 26’ drag cart, hyd. fold; IH 45 Vibrashank field cultivator, 14’ w/Noble coil tyne harrow, paint & sweeps like new; IH 470 disk 18’, good condition; 1935 JD 999, 2 row planter; MC rotary haybine; DMI 527 5 shank chisel plow; Badger 216 silage wagon; EZ Flow gravity wagon; (3) EZ-Trail gravity wagons w/ EZ-Trail gears; (2) Killbros 350 gravity wagons; Kory gravity wagon; gravity wagon; drive over dump pit; (2) 1500 gal water tanks; JD 963 gear w/flatbed; White 263 disk 20’; White 285 field cultivator 20’; White 435 disk chisel 9 shank; McFarlane 8 bar spike drag 20’; Kewanee 1020 disk 20’; Glencoe 24’ field cultivator. Augers: Harvest International 62’ x 10 swing away; Hutchinson 71 x 10 swing away; (2) Westfield 71 x 10 low profile hopper; Hutchinson 31 x 12 truck auger; Westfield 61 x 10 pto; Feterl 28 x 8 pto; Feterl 60 x 10; Mayrath 72 x 10 pto, hyd. lift; Westfield 66 x 8 pto; Westfield 31 x 10 truck auger; 8x8 hyd drive; 50 x 6 single phase motor. Misc: JD 4020 WF; 3 pt. after market hitch off IH M; (4) Yetter trash whipper; (4) IH wheel weights; 100 gal aluminum L fuel tank; aluminum truck tool box; stalk stompers; (2) JD quick hitches; Steiger quick hitch; truck fuel tank; 18.4-38 clamp on duals; aeration fan; (2) 12.4-24 tires; 75’ heavy duty electric chord; 32’ aluminum extension ladder.

Trucks – Trailers 2003 F-250, 4x4, power stroke, reg. cab; 6 sp., 150,000 miles; 1975 Ford F-700, 361 V8, grain truck; 2004 Ford F-350, power stroke, 4x4, crew cab, 187,000 miles; GMC 2500 pickup w/plow; 1974 IH Cargo Star 1710B, gas, 99,000 miles, 14’ gravel box; IH S – Series semi-truck, 350 Cumms, 9 speed; IH S-2200 semi-tractor, diesel, Eaton Fuller trans., runs good; 2005 Freightliner Columbia, day cab, 14.0 Detroit, 500 hp motor, 10 sp., air ride cab & suspension, aluminum wheels 11R22.5, 363,000 actual miles; Semi Tractor, diesel, Eaton Fuller trans., runs good; 1976 Ford F-900 Fire Truck, Alexis pumper, 12,000 miles; 1992 Wilson Pace Setter 41’; Chamberlin Wilson flat floor 45’ livestock trailer; Enclosed trailer, tandem axle 14’ w/ramp door; Enclosed office trailer 20’; 1989 Wabash flatbed trailer 42’; 1999 Merritt, air ride suspension, Hub Pilot; 1992 Muvall, double drop trailer 48’ w/hyd. tail & aluminum pull outs; 1997 Tempte grain trailer, Ag hopper 40’; Heavy Duty 20’ Dove Tail trailer w/ramps, new paint; Owens 3 axle goose neck trailer 20’; 2 axle gooseneck trailer 18’.

Lawn & Garden – Golf Carts Landpride Zero Turn, 7 hrs., 54” deck; JD 330 diesel, 865 hrs., 50” deck; JD 345, 58” deck; Cub 3205, 60” deck; JD 318, 48” deck; JD 317, 48” deck;(2) Toro 20” self-propelled lawn mowers; 5000 watt generator; Club Car 48 volt w/ charger, new battery, lifted, mag wheels, aluminum box; Club Car 36 volt w/charger; Club Car 36 volt w/charger, back seat; EZ-Go 36 volt w/charger; Smithco 100 gal lawn sprayer w/Briggs 8 hp engine. Auctioneer Note: Tractors will be mixed through out the auction. This is a partial listing. Equipment will be accepted August 16-22rd. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. No Consignments will be accepted after 5:00 PM August 22rd.

Sale Order: 9:00 AM Smaller Farm Equipment, antique tractors & equipment, mowers, golf carts, hay & straw, shop tools. 12:00 PM Semi Trucks & Trailers, Newer & Larger Farm Equipment, Tractors, Combines, Tillage & Construction. Possibly running 4 rings throughout the day Sale Site - Barry Bernard 815-509-3724 • Sale Office – 815-540-8763 Terms: Cash, check, Visa/MC. Number system will be used. Have proper ID. Not responsible for accidents or merchandise after sold. Statements made on sale day by auctioneers or owners take precedence over any and all printed matter. There are no guarantees expressed or implied. All Items are sold “AS IS” “WHERE IS”, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY- GENEVA, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, Plaintiff(s), vs. JESSE A. BEIERMANN, Defendant(s). 11 CH 4283 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on September 12, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 AM, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Court Room JC100, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 1823 S. 5TH PL, ST. CHARLES, IL 60174 P.I.N. 09-35-359-012 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements,

hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201

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mons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before September 16, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on August 13, 2013.



15 OF HACKNEY'S ADDITION TO AURORA, IN THE CITY OF AURORA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, PIN#: 15-27-282-008 (D) The time and place of the sale are: Public sale at 9:00 a.m., on September 19, 2013, in Court Room JC100 at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175. Registration for the sale will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. Only those that register will be allowed to bid. The property will NOT be open for inspection. (E) The terms of the sale are: Cash or certified check or the equivalent thereof. (F) Title will be conveyed without warranties, subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable; special assessments, if any; other exceptions, if any, set forth in the title insurance company and easements, covenants and restrictions of record. (G) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 ( c ) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. (H) Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151507.1, entitled "Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund," upon and at the sale of residential real estate under Section 15-1507, the purchaser shall pay to the person conducting the sale pursuant to Section 15-1507 a fee for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, a special fund created in the State treasury. The fee shall be calculated at the rate of $1.00 for each $1,000.00 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, as reflected in the receipt of sale issued to the purchaser, provided that in no event shall the fee exceed $300.00. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. Upon confirmation of the sale under Section 15-1508, the person conducting the sale shall remit the fee to the clerk of the court in which the foreclosure case is pending. The clerk shall remit the fee to the State Treasurer as provided in this Section, to be expended for the purposes set forth in Section 7.31 of the Illinois Housing Development Act.


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (A) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jessica McCray, Legal Affairs Representative, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., 500 Alcoa Trail, Maryville, TN 37804, 1-865-380-3000, Ext. 5870 (B) The real estate is commonly known and numbered as 424 Bangs Street, Aurora, IL 60505. © The legal description of the real estate is: PIN#: 15-27-282-008 (D) The time and place of the sale are: Public sale at 9:00 a.m., on September 19, 2013, in Court Room JC100 at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175. Registration for the sale will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. Only those that register will be allowed to bid. The property will NOT be open for inspection. (E) The terms of the sale are: Cash or certified check or the equivalent thereof. (F) Title will be conveyed without warranties, subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable; special assessments, if any; other exceptions, if any, set forth in the title insurance company and easements, covenants and restrictions of record. (G) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 ( c ) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. (H) Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151507.1, entitled "Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund," upon and at the sale of residential real estate under Section 15-1507, the purchaser shall pay to the person conducting the sale pursuant to Section 15-1507 a fee for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, a special fund created in the State treasury. The fee shall be calculated at the rate of $1.00 for each $1,000.00 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, as reflected in the receipt of sale issued to the purchaser, provided that in no event shall the fee exceed $300.00. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential

and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 NM # 11-08836 I552499



NUMBER 3211496, IN PLAT BOOK "M", PAGE 90, BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF LOTS 16 AND 17 IN BLOCK 1, IN GARDEN PLACE SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 6 EVERGREEN CIRCLE, DEKALB, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by, WILLARD WELSH A/K/A WILLARD WELSH JR DECEASED; MARGARET W. WELSH DECEASED; Mortgagor (s), to AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 94013249; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before September 9, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 0904346 I553278



qu ing th real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. Upon confirmation of the sale under Section 15-1508, the person conducting the sale shall remit the fee to the clerk of the court in which the foreclosure case is pending. The clerk shall remit the fee to the State Treasurer as provided in this Section, to be expended for the purposes set forth in Section 7.31 of the Illinois Housing Development Act.


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ShoDeen Homes offer ends before school begins SHAW MEDIA GENEVA – ShoDeen Homes has 10 new single-family houses available for immediate delivery in several neighborhoods at Mill Creek. If buyers act before school starts in the fall, ShoDeen will take $10,000 off the price of a purchase. The offer ends Aug. 31. With the housing market pendulum swinging back into a healthier rhythm, shoppers seeking a new construction house might face a new dilemma. It is the lack of inventory at new housing communities. That’s because even in this improved market, most builders are wary about assuming the risk of building homes on speculation that they may not sell. At Mill Creek, ShoDeen continues to build new houses through the year in anticipation of people arriving to buy them. The location is a plus. Geneva was recently recognized by Bloomberg’s Businessweek as a “Best Place to Raise Kids in Illinois” and Geneva’s public schools received the No. 1 ranking in Kane County for 2013 by Chicago Magazine. “It’s wonderful that Geneva is being appreciated for what we’ve known all along – that it is an absolutely great place for families,” ShoDeen sales director Nathan Amidon said. “This town is perfectly set up for kids and their parents, thanks to its array of parks, trails, colorful neighborhoods, neighborhood shops

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New inventory houses built by ShoDeen Homes abound at Mill Creek in Geneva, a master-planned golf course community. and stores, as well as quality schools. And Mill Creek itself boasts many of those same features right within our boundaries.” Randall Road shopping is nearby, and the Metra train station one mile away. The nearby Geneva Commons shopping center also has a variety of shops, stores and restaurants. Mill Creek has 127 acres of preserved wetlands, 195 acres of parks and 17 miles of nature and bike trails. “And having the ability to select from a healthy variety of immediate occupancy homes, without having to wait for construction to be completed, is icing on the cake,” Amidon said. The 10 single-family homes currently available are in the Mill Creek neighborhoods of Oakmont, Tanna, Pinehurst

and Hillcrest. Each includes three to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half baths, and 2,000 to 3,408 square feet, priced from $299,382 to

$557,634. “One of these 10, the Pennington, is a fully furnished ranch model,” Amidon said. The furnishings are available separately for sale. “We haven’t had a furnished model for visitors to tour in a while, so this is a nice opportunity to walk through a nicely decorated home and get a feel for how gorgeous it can look when occupied.” Two houses in Oakmont, each with three to four bedrooms, two- to three-andthree-quarter baths, and 2,360 to 3,322 square feet of living space, and priced from $431,189 to $488,652, are on pace for October move-in. Two houses in Tanna, each including four bedrooms, twoand-a-half baths, and 2,300 to 2,776 square feet of living space priced from $341,923 to $430,928 will be ready by October. One two-story home in Jor-

dan offering four bedrooms plus bonus room with threeand-one-half baths and 3,261 square feet of living space, and priced at $535,968 also will be ready for October occupancy. And one $526,847 two-story in the Hillcrest neighborhood will be ready in October, too. It has four bedrooms plus a bonus room, three-and-onehalf baths and 3,245 square feet of living space. Framed and insulated full basements, granite countertops, stainless steel Energy Star appliances, custom cabinetry, ceramic tile in kitchens, bathrooms and foyers, oak rails, brushed nickel door hardware, a fireplace in the family room, 92-percent- efficient furnace, and energy-efficient water heater are among the standard features of these new houses. For information, call 630232-8181 or visit

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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Lot 1 Barlow Drive 1 Garden Hill Lane, Unit 1 $195,000 St. Charles $245,000 St. Charles Last available lot in Barlow Woods Subdivision. Great opportunity to build your custom dream home on this 2 acre wooded lot in the country, just west of St. Charles. Gorgeous mature trees creates a private setting. Convenient access to shopping,entertainment,and close to LaFox and Elburn Metro Train Station. 2.03 acres.

Courtyard entrance to 2/3 bedroom RanchTownhome with center atrium. Living room has wood burning fireplace that looks out onto the private patio which includes a 6’ high brick fence. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as an office. Master bath has private shower and plenty of closet space. This end unit is very quiet and private with mature trees surrounding the property.

Office Space for Rent 303 East Main Street, St. Charles High-end office space available downtown St. Charles. 1 Private office and 2 cubicles fully furnished. Small kitchen, reception area and conferenceroomisalsoavailable.Plentyofparking. Real Estate Agent Owned.


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South Elgin


Civil War-era landmark 2-sty, prime St. Charles location, masterful restoration, private gardens, many orig. features, 3BR/1BA, Carrera marble, clawfoot tub, hwd flrs, high clgs, wide millwork, 2-car gar., shed, rare find!

Elegant 4BR/3.5BA 2-story, open flrpln, hdwd, millwork, kit. w/butler pantry, granite, stainless, fin. bmt w/surround sound, bar, rec room, full BA, more; ingrd sprinkler, shed, fence, fpl, patio, firepit, near park & golf club.

3BR/1.5BA 2-story perfect for 1st-time buyer! 1696SF, fenced, fpl, 2-car garage w/workbench, deck, patio, above-grd pool, hot tub, vaulted clgs, window seat, exercise room, family room w/fpl, kitchen w/upgrades!

Spotless 4BR/3BA home in Davey Farm! Large landscaped lot w/deck. Newer roof, siding & more. 2 story family room, eat-in kitchen, master suite w/luxury bath. Open floor plan & neutral decor. Walk to park! Must see!

Dwyer Homes proposed construction on one of the last remaining lots in desirable Thornwood subdivision. Huge corner lot, also available to purchase just lot and bring your own builder and plans. Exceptional value!

Maple Park



North Aurora




Nice as can be! 3BR/2BA mobile home w/porch, deck, 2-car attached garage, crown molding, great kitchen w/raised panel & glass-front cabinets, master suite w/soaking tub & separate shower, spacious & bright!




Sprawling 3BR/2BA ranch home on large lot backing to open space! Vaulted & beamed ceilings, hdwd floors, master w/private bath. Finished walkout bsmt! Large patio, deck, 2-car garage & more.



Come build your dream home on this gorgeous .3-acre lot in popular Brentwoods Ponds! Geneva schools, walking distance to Peck Farm Rec Center, minutes from Randall Rd corridor. Bring your own builder!


Meticulous 4BR/3.5BA 2-story in sought-after Bowes Creek Country Club subdivision. Burlington schools! Front & rear staircases, generous room sizes, gorgeous kitchen, family room w/fpl, open floorplan and much more!



Huge move-in ready 5BR/3.1BA Fox Trail 2 story on large corner lot! Covered porch, paver patio & walks, extra-deep 3 car garage. 1st floor bedroom w/bath. Master suite w/luxury bath, full basement, close to park & more!


7.7 acre parcel of land, for your estate AND your horses! Enjoy peaceful country living, highly rated BURLINGTON SCHOOLS, less than 10 minutes to Randall Rd. Envision country living, still near all the conveniences.




5BR/2.5BA two-story in great location, large fenced lot, hdwd floors, granite & stainless steel in kitchen, finished bmt w/rec room & more, nice deck, 1st flr ldry, open floorplan. Roomy inside & out, neutral decor, move right in!

St. Charles



Stunning 2-sty 3BR/3BA Villa home, luxury master suite w/private balcony, w-i-c + his/hers closets, vaulted ceilings, upgrades galore, neutral dÈcor, 1st floor ldry, den, finished bmt w/bar, wine cellar, more!



Darling end-unit 2BR/2.5BA on peaceful cul-desac, large yard, patio, hwd floors, 6-panel doors. Geneva township parks, Batavia schools. Shops, dining, theater nearby. Perfect for 1st-time buyer or empty-nester!

4BR/2.5BA cedar/stone 2-story, wooded cul-desac, park-like setting. Luxury master suite w/fpl, walk-in closet, whirlpool. Kitchen w/granite, sunken family room, hwd floors, high ceilings, deck. Secluded, but near amenities.

Custom built 3BR/2BA brick & cedar ranch home on landscaped lot. Light & bright dÈcor, open floorplan, eat-in kitchen, cathedral ceilings, master suite w/private bath. Finished bsmt, 2-car garage, deck & more!



St. Charles

Located in the Blackberry Creek subdivision with elementary school and close to new Elburn train station! Bring your own floor plans - Cressida Builders can build to suit or use your own builder!

To-be-built 4BR/2.5BA 2-story, brick elevation, covered front porch. 9’ clgs, 2-sty family rm, luxury master suite w/double walk-in closets, 1st flr ldry, hwd flrs. New construction.



Classic elegance on 1.25 wooded acs, 5BR/5BA, fin. walk-out bmt w/2nd kitchen, 2nd family rm w/ fpl, media rm, full ba; hwd flrs, gourmet kit, 2-sty family rm w/fpl, luxe master suite, deck, patio, ingrd pool & more!



4BR/2BA tri-level sited on large cul-de-sac lot, mature landscaping, patio, deck, super location. Home has newer roof and concrete driveway. Room sizes are generous. Great for the family and entertaining!

Campton Hills


Prime 1+ ac. wooded lot in The Woodlands of Campton Hills! Premium location on private circle. Last lot! Public utilities, curbs, street lights. Build your dream home here!

St. Charles


Nice wooded lot with river views, forest preserve adjacent, utilities to site.

St. Charles


Custom-designed & built two story on 1+ acre lot, 5BR/3BA, 2 half-BA, 4-car garage, ingrd pool, stunning deck, perfect layout, upgrades & storage galore, gourmet kitchen, 1st floor master suite, much more! Must see!



Privacy abounds on this peaceful 1.9 acre lot nature at its best! Builders-bring your small projects, or build your own estate in a wooded area. There is the possibility to subdivide into 4 lots. St Charles schools!



Unbelievable quality, amenities & craftsmanship in this 5BR/4BA brick ranch on secluded cul-desac lot. Vaulted ceilings, detailed trim work, expansive floor plan. Gorgeous finished walkout bsmt, unsurpassed wooded lot!



All-brick 3BR/2.5BA ranch on 16 acs. w/ outbuildings, barn & more. Convenient location. Potential for Commercial & Residential use. Includes 3BR/3BA farmhouse. Enjoy country living w/modern conveniences.



Sophisticated 2BR/2BA end unit condo w/ incredible Fox River views! Brazilian Cherry hdwd, high end gourmet kitchen w/stainless appliances, Birch cabinets & Silestone counters. Master w/ luxury bath, 2 underground parking spaces.

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Maple Park


Beautiful 6-stall barn, 12x14 stalls w/individual fans, dutch doors, heated Nelson auto waterers, washrack w/h&c water, so much more. Room to build home &/or indoor arena. Pressure treated fencing. 16+ acres!


St Charles

Great 4BR/3.5BA 2-story, wooded 1-ac. Corner lot, pro-ldscp, deck, patio, encl. porch, front porch, large room sizes, hdwd flrs, granite & stainless in kitchen, finished walk-out bmt w/full bath, rec rm, bonus rm. Very special!

Great homesite available in desirable Silver Glen Estates! 1.29 acres on this large corner lot. Community well and sewer. Don’t pass up this great investment!


Great American North Each office independently owned and operated.

40W160 Campton Crossing Drive, St. Charles IL 60175



Gorgeous 4BR/2.1BA home on quiet cul-de-sac lot surrounded by open space! Large sunny bkyd w/ patio. Lots of attention to detail & quality. 1st flr master suite w/luxury bath. 2-story living room, vaulted family room & so much more!


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Great investment! 1st flr. commercial office space on corner lot w/new air & roof. 2nd floor 3BR/1BA rental apt. has new windows & appliances. 10 minutes to I-88 and Rt. 47. Includes lot west of bldg.

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Real Estate Transfers Batavia

1231 Millview Dr: Sold on or before 071613 by William F Degroot to James D Helfer & Andrea E Helfer; $327,000.00 1311 Kelly Ct: Sold on or before 071613 by Brown Trust to Brian S Pearce & Marressa C Pearce; $268,500.00 1868 Fitch Ct: Sold on or before 071613 by David Roeske to Kevin C Bertke & Mary E Bertke; $470,000.00 2435 Big Woods Dr: Sold on or before 071913 by Kevin J Larson to Christopher L Oberbeck & Jennifer A Oberbeck; $359,000.00 360 Bradford Cir: Sold on or before 071613 by Sybille R Smith to Sarita Paunovich & Sarah L Medina; $280,000.00 520 Norcross Dr: Sold on or before 071913 by William B Brock to Christopher T Cesena & Christopher Cesena; $447,000.00

528 N Prairie St: Sold on or before 071913 by Richard E Fortier to Destination Llc ; $82,500.00


2N050 Dorsey Ct: Sold on or before 071813 by Carl J Spies to Thomas Cornelison & Lynne Cornelison; $315,000.00 2N419 Beith Rd: Sold on or before 071813 by Marciniak Trust to Philomena Horvath; $235,500.00 3N195 Springhill Ln: Sold on or before 071913 by Robert L Notaro to Charles S Salisbury & Christine L Salisbury; $215,000.00 823 Independence Ave: Sold on or before 071613 by Docimo Trust to Megan Petry; $295,000.00


38W562 Mcquire Pl: Sold on or before 070813 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Scott

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T Mundry & Stephanie M Mundry; $477,000.00 38W582 Mcquire Pl: Sold on or before 071013 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Kevin Moncrieff; $444,500.00 39W197 Acres Pl: Sold on or before 070513 by John Zei to James A Smith & Jennifer D Smith; $335,000.00 39W814 Terney Ln: Sold on or before 071513 by Joseph S Fellin to Eric J Jannusch & Hope M Jannusch; $284,000.00 408 Wakefield Ln: Sold on or before 070913 by Glen R Kallhauge to Phillip R Ralston & Catherine M Ralston; $303,000.00 529 Eklund Ave: Sold on or before 071113 by Gunther Karl Junkel Estate to Brandon Weiss; $94,000.00 549 S 2nd St: Sold on or before 070913 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Robert B Mitchell & Vonda J Mitchell; $434,000.00

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Stunning Former Model Home with Open Floor Plan!

600 Forest View Dr: Sold on or before 071013 by Scot P Butz to Paul Sickinger & Margaret Sickinger; $213,000.00 622 Highbury Ln: Sold on or before 070913 by First State Bank to William A Bartlett Iv & Megan J Bartlett; $336,500.00 929 Foxwood Cir: Sold on or before 070513 by Katsuleas Trust to Edward J Bartus & Linda M Bartus; $210,000.00 0N289 Charlotte Dr: Sold on or before 071613 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Nick P Schenk & Amanda J Hamilton; $396,500.00 0N644 E Weaver Cir: Sold on or before 071813 by Roger A Albrecht to Christopher Clemons & Lauren H Clemons; $422,000.00 0S996 Mill Creek Cir W: Sold on or before 071813 by Lawrence Zacher Jr to Steven D Comiskey & Heather L Comiskey; $360,000.00

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Fabulous In Town Geneva Perfection!

1015 Fargo Blvd: Sold on or before 071813 by Mary E Gorecki to Adam Gruszka; $160,000.00 1320 Fargo Blvd: Sold on or before 071913 by David J Hughes to Phillip Traven & Sarah Traven; $485,000.00 200 Campbell Ct: Sold on or before 071613 by Anthony J Placek Sr to Fred Imming & Sandy Imming; $570,500.00 222 Wakefield Ln: Sold on or before 071713 by Michael K Dreissen to Michael R Francis & Danielle R Franics; $300,000.00 2247 Newport Ln: Sold on or before 071813 by Fredric W Ullrich Jr to David N Baier & Theresa M Baier; $316,000.00 260 N Cambridge Dr: Sold on or before 071613 by Eric Norman to Daniel J Callahan & Betsy L Callahan; $345,000.00

River Front Paradise!!

Clean Open Floor Plan

Loaded with upgrades, gorgeous millwork, columns, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces and tray ceilings! Incredible huge cook’s kitchen with granite counters and back splash, double ovens and butler’s pantry! Large master with luxurious spa like bath. Oversized loft. First floor den with built ins and judges paneling! Full finished English basement with pub like wet bar, game room, media area and fire place!

Only 17 years Young! Constructed with Old World Charm and Superior craftsmanship throughout!! Amazing Hardwood floors, custom built-ins, transoms, columns and leaded glass! Impressive living room with fireplace, built-ins and incredible millwork. Custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite. Large Master bedroom suite with private bath! Full finished basement! Professionally landscaped yard with privacy!

Instant access to walking/biking trails along the Fox River! This super high end home has it all with over 4000 square feet of living space! Vaulted ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, butler’s pantry, office and a study. Incredible huge kitchen with fireplace and granite countertops! Finished walk out basement with exercise room and recreation room. New carpeting! Plus a new roof!!

Come see this clean and open floor plan with 3 Bed/3.1 Bath in Amber Grove. Large fenced yard on premium lot with deck/ paver patio. Hardwood in spacious/bright kitchen, dinette and two story family room. Vaulted master suite leads to large master bath with separate shower/soaking tub. FULL FINISHED English basement with lots of light and a full bath. A 4th bedroom could easily be added. New Roof! QUICK CLOSE!






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Directions: Randall to Ridgewood to West Ridgewood. Fabulous Home on 1.25 acres! Gorgeous kitchen with granite, NEW stainless steel appliances, island and breakfast bar! Wonderful sunroom. 1st floor office with French doors and wainscotting. Huge family room with fireplace. Lovely Master suite with private oversized sitting room. Master bedroom bath with whirlpool. Full finished basement with full bath! Incredible yard features large patio, gazebo, mature trees and stunning perennial garden!

Tucked away on a private dead-end street this Gorgeous all brick Georgian home awaits. Fabulous Foyer with marble floors, crystal chandelier and double staircase. Amazing Kitchen with tons of cabinets. First floor full bath! Hardwood floors and extensive millwork throughout. Butler’s pantry. Den features French doors and box beamed ceiling. Full finished English basement with wet bar and fireplace!

On a gorgeous wooded cul-de-sac lot in exclusive Woods of Fox Glen! Remodeled to perfection and designed with first class distinction! Volume ceilings, hardwood floors thru-out 1st and 2nd floors, 5 fireplaces, custom built-ins, elaborate millwork, front and back stairs. Gourmet kitchen with glazed cabinets, granite and high-end appliances. Stunning master bedroom suite with remodeled bath! Finished walk-out basement.

Directions: Silver Glen Road (W) of Randall Road to Reserve Ct. (N). Exquisite home in Reserves of Thornwood (St. Charles schools) backing to woods and preserve for total PRIVACY! Custom built by Sebern with incredible millwork and attention to detail! Fabulous gourmet kitchen with gorgeous cabinetry, granite, stainless steel appliances and pantry. Luxurious master suite! Full Finished walk-out features home theatre, exercise room, wine cellar, bar and full bath! Huge 3 car side load garage. Pool and Tennis Community!






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• TRANSFERS 2840 Spruce Ct: Sold on or before 071813 by Ryan Trust to Christopher Deasy; $349,000.00 39W469 W Haladay Ln: Sold on or before 071713 by John Power to Thomas Bortolini & Jeanne Bortolini; $266,000.00 425 Willow Ln: Sold on or before 071713 by R Russell Builders Inc to Mark R Hamilton & Julie A Hamilton; $360,000.00 636 N Lincoln Ave: Sold on or before 071913 by Peterson Trust to Chad E Hamiltn; $225,000.00 725 Westfield Crse: Sold on or before 071713 by Fannie Mae to Vincent D Skibicki Jr; $240,500.00

Maple Park

317 Magnolia Dr: Sold on or before 070813 by Krenz Trust to Sharon Burkemper; $205,000.00 381 Chesterfield Ct: Sold on or before 070513 by Boris Ayala to Gregory P Flynn & Meghan E Ginter; $252,500.00 483 Glover Dr: Sold on or before 070513 by Simms Trust to Michael E Mccammond & Lynn M Mccammond; $406,000.00 502 Magnolia Dr: Sold on or before 070813 by Kane County Sheriff to Thr Property Illinois Lp; $148,500.00 729 Stewart Ave: Sold on or before 071513 by Janet L Ashby to Michael J Murray & Anne E Murray; $265,000.00 804 Magnolia Dr: Sold on or before 071113 by Harry L Speer to Larry W Gainey & Clare M Gainey; $189,000.00 1304 Clark St: Sold on or be-

St. Charles

102 S 13th St: Sold on or before 071013 by Munoz Trust to Steinbis Properties Llc; $66,000.00

1307 Hawkins Ct: Sold on or before 070813 by Stephen G Dillon to Anthony J Scalise & Sara L Scalise; $520,000.00 1504 Howard St: Sold on or before 070813 by Us Bank Na to Brandon J Holzer; $152,500.00 1513 Keim Trl: Sold on or before 071013 by Swanson Trust to Gary Clark & Heather Clark; $445,000.00 1563 S Tyler Rd: Sold on or before 071113 by Kane County Sheriff to Thr Property Illinois Lp; $138,500.00 19 Southgate Crse: Sold on or before 070913 by Bonde Trust to Ruth L Kuzmanic & Mary Ann Nugent; $310,000.00 1908 Bluegrass Ct: Sold on or before 071513 by Christopher Poulin to Werner Fleps & Tracy Toth; $481,000.00 2006 Bridle Ct: Sold on or before 071213 by Michael G Loisi to Christopher W Bolek & Jean M Bolek; $480,000.00 204 Abbeywood Dr: Sold on or before 071213 by David Wright to Marc A Aneed & Kimberly K Aneed; $404,500.00

220 S 17th St: Sold on or before 070913 by Thomas Sparacino to Michael Campagna & Sandra Campagna; $190,000.00 2702 King Richard Cir: Sold on or before 071113 by Robert G Rauh Jr to Brett Kinzler; $505,000.00 2710 Regency Ct E: Sold on or before 071113 by K Hovanania Estates At Regency to Jeremy Scheifele; $354,000.00 2978 Langston Cir: Sold on or before 070813 by Va to Robert Jensen & Susan Jensen; $120,000.00 34W328 Courier Ave: Sold on or before 070513 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Teresa Hernandez & Sarah Cortez; $86,000.00 36W201 Fieldcrest Dr: Sold on or before 070813 by Douglas J Waidelich to Wayne K Altschul & Sharon F Altschul; $490,000.00 36W268 Mckay Dr: Sold on or before 070913 by Smith Trust to Mark Carlson & Victoria Carlson; $625,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 6


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101 Ashton Dr: Sold on or before 071113 by Old Second National Bank to Matthew J Barsic; $22,000.00 415 Kane St: Sold on or before 070813 by Michael J Signorella to Donald J Kroneck

North Aurora

fore 071613 by Leo J Nather to Steven M Drews; $242,500.00 208 Lilac Ln: Sold on or before 071913 by Kyle P Saros to Allison Kingsbury & Andrew Nyberg; $134,000.00 216 Larchwood Ln: Sold on or before 071913 by Ken Gauss to Zachary A Steffes & Katrina R Steffes; $191,500.00 3055 Elleby Ct: Sold on or before 071913 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assn ; $483,874.00 399 Lake Run Ln: Sold on or before 071913 by Aldrich Thompson Llc to H Sandra Schletz & Jeffrey M Browere; $300,000.00 421 Pheasant Hill Dr: Sold on or before 071713 by Kane County Sheriff to Pnc Bank Na ; $272,000.00 66 S Walnut Dr: Sold on or before 071613 by Patricia Henk to Ardith L Paulus; $164,500.00

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& Juanita Kroneck; $217,500.00 5N861 Sunset St: Sold on or before 071213 by John E Siekmann to Nicholas J Picchi & April L Young; $165,000.00

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• TRANSFERS Continued from page 5 3706 Deville Ln: Sold on or before 071113 by Joseph J Halter to Jeffrey Rosier & Jessica Greene Rosier; $273,500.00 3725 King Charles Ln: Sold on or before 071213 by Ernest J Melton to Tina M Burnet; $262,500.00 38W465 Stevens Glen Rd: Sold on or before 070813 by David R Popovich to Matthew Muscari & Contrell Muscari; $740,000.00 38W497 Clubhouse Dr: Sold on or before 071213 by Curt W Burson to Richard Schuld & Layla Schuld; $755,000.00 39W488 Abbey Glen Ct: Sold on or before 070513 by Murray Trust to James B Hiller; $515,000.00 3N745 W Laura Ingalls Wilder Rd: Sold on or before 071513 by Patrick T Bucchi to Joseph R Christian Jr & Betty J Christian; $432,000.00 3N788 Walt Whitman Rd: Sold on or before 071113 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Steven Schoenholz; $530,000.00 40W471 Carl Sandburg Rd: Sold on or before 070913 by Justin R Chatigny to Egly Trust; $480,000.00 4215 River View Dr: Sold on or before 070513 by Neil Yeargin to Anthony L Castoro & Robyn H Castoro; $626,000.00 48 White Oak Cir: Sold on or before 070513 by Fannie Mae to Robert C Fraser Jr & Jennifer G Fraser; $142,000.00 4N844 White Pine Ln: Sold on or before 071113 by Paul E Suits to Carolyn Bucchi;

$210,000.00 5N221 Deerpath Way: Sold on or before 071213 by Podraza Trust to Geoff Louis Carfagnini & Jill Macie Carfagnini; $315,500.00 602 Sidwell Ct S: Sold on or before 070813 by Nick A Belleson to Steven M Garite; $250,000.00 632 N Meadow View Dr: Sold on or before 071013 by John E Naso to Jeffrey Wojnar & Kristan Wojnar; $575,000.00 6N338 D Whitmore Cir: Sold on or before 070513 by M I

Homes Of Chicago Llc to Adam C Garcia; $195,000.00 6N418 Essex Ave: Sold on or before 070813 by Ian Paul Notter to Derek Matlock & Sarah Beslic; $180,500.00 715 Indiana St: Sold on or before 070813 by Carol Johnson to Michael W Krzysiak & Victoria E Krzysiak; $172,500.00 72 White Oak Cir: Sold on or before 070813 by Susan J Balistrieri to Bush Trust; $170,000.00 804 Jefferson Ave: Sold on or before 071213 by Jefferson 804 Series Pathfinde to Mary Torrance; $95,000.00 809 Crossing Way: Sold on or before 070913 by Kirk B Van Roekel to Kimberly D Marach; $180,000.00 88 Whittington Crse: Sold on or before 070813 by Dale T Mcguff to Mclaughlin Trust; $275,000.00 8N041 Falcons Trl: Sold on or before 071013 by Guglielmo Trust to Thomas E Marcotte; $250,000.00 917 S 4th St: Sold on or before 070913 by John L Clarke Iii to Taylor Clausen & Erin Clausen; $330,000.00 920 Viewpointe Dr: Sold on or before 071513 by Tracey

Clifford to William A Docimo & Jacqueline K Docimo; $380,000.00 111 Oakhill Ct: Sold on or before 071813 by Slesick Trust to Arnold Trust ; $270,000.00 1205 Illinois Ave: Sold on or before 071713 by Kane County Sheriff to Ih2 Property Illinois Lp ; $119,500.00 1325 Persimmon Dr: Sold on or before 071813 by Thomas J Russo to David J Barra & Heather L Barra; $541,000.00 1426 Walnut Hill Ave: Sold on or before 071713 by Luehring Trust to Sheri Orichiella; $155,000.00 209 Regency Ct W: Sold on or before 071913 by K Hovnanian Estates At Regency to Erik G Leszka & Carolyn T Leszka; $324,000.00 212 N 6th St: Sold on or before 071913 by David D Reed to David Thomas & Amelia Thomas; $212,000.00 2402 W Main St: Sold on or before 071613 by Loumark Ltd to 2402 Realty Inc ; $4,700,000.00 2706 Regency Ct E: Sold on or before 071713 by K Hovnanian Estates At Regency to Larry Gene Gillie Ii; $270,000.00

3204 Pleasant Plains Dr: Sold on or before 071913 by Wallace Trust to Jamie B Angelo Miller & Kristopher J Miller; $325,000.00 33 White Oak Cir: Sold on or before 071713 by Bush Trust to Stephen Kolalchick & Stephanie Kolalchick; $150,000.00 36W590 Oak Pointe Dr: Sold on or before 071913 by Pb Il Oreo Llc to Donald S Reed & Leslie A Reed; $555,000.00 3960 Commerce Dr: Sold on or before 071613 by Stc Sealing Devices Llc to 1374157 Ontario Inc ; $730,000.00 3N485 Coulter Ln: Sold on or before 071813 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Timothy W Smith & Teresa L Smith; $275,500.00 3N735 Townhall Rd: Sold on or before 071813 by Dirk D Mccoy to Matthew Y Yogt & Kristin L Yogt; $575,000.00 41W584 Woodland Dr: Sold on or before 071613 by John R Trayser to Jameson L Eisenmenger & Jamie L Eisenmenger; $371,500.00 42W631 W Mary Dr 505: Sold on or before 071813 by Joseph J Starai to Ih2 Property Illinois Lp ; $280,000.00

4302 Royal Windyne Ct: Sold on or before 071813 by Reiter Trust to Maria D Ryan & Le Roi John Ryan; $350,000.00 5N287 Paddock Ln: Sold on or before 071813 by Mary L Ferguson to Joshua Coenen & Monica Coenen; $305,000.00 5N798 Route 25: Sold on or before 071613 by Gerrica Lyn Stewart to Aldi Inc ; $394,500.00 718 Horne St: Sold on or before 071613 by Howard Masur to Meghan E Madigan; $308,000.00 827 Stuarts Dr: Sold on or before 071813 by Julia L Kyncy to Joel Flores Jr; $140,000.00 905 Viewpointe Dr: Sold on or before 071613 by Alicia M Williams to Ole Bly Pace Iii & Sheryl Pace; $305,000.00 939 Alice Ct: Sold on or before 071613 by Jami A Breslin to Nicholas Mowat & Sarah Mowat; $289,000.00

South Elgin

1510 S Pembroke Dr: Sold on or before 071713 by Joseph R Kave to Bradley J Savage & Nelissa S Savage; $164,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 7

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Hinrichs; $453,000.00 733 Fieldcrest Dr A: Sold on or before 070513 by Alliant Cu to Maq Investments Llc; $79,000.00 741 Reserve Ct: Sold on or before 070813 by C Ronald Williamson to Scott Ferguson & Jennifer Blackburn; $520,000.00 8 Ione Dr D: Sold on or before 071013 by Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee to Shirley J Kessel; $140,000.00

Sugar Grove

277 Berkshire Ln: Sold on or before 071913 by Vincent J Bellafiore Jr to Pamela A Vangorder; $255,000.00 55 Briargate Cir: Sold on or before 071713 by Kent H Becker to Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee ; $246,500.00 760 Manor Hill Pl 760: Sold on or before 071913 by Michael Kusek to Matthew Klueppel; $282,000.00 1146 Dorr Dr: Sold on or before 062413 by Ryan J Dowd to American Homes 4 Rent Properti; $241,000.00

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1410 Cornell Cir: Sold on or before 070213 by Adams Trust to David A Michaels & Juli L Michaels; $202,000.00 2 Glengarry Ln: Sold on or before 062813 by Conover Trust to Renee Goier; $290,000.00 217 Capitol Dr D: Sold on or before 070113 by Bcb Development I Llc to Brian Michel; $82,000.00 248 Meadows Dr: Sold on or before 062613 by Wells Fargo Bank Trustee to Andrew G Van Dyck; $162,500.00 266 Exeter Ln: Sold on or before 062713 by Anthony L Malano to American Homes 4 Rent Properti; $228,000.00 541 Mallard Ln C: Sold on or before 070113 by Schalz Trust to Robin Stuck & Deborah Stuck; $135,000.00 1211 Mcdole Dr: Sold on or before 071113 by Kirby G Krischke to Phillip Hartz & Ann Hartz; $275,000.00 295 Exeter Ln: Sold on or before 070813 by Allan J Markus to American Homes 4 Rent Properti; $234,000.00

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819 Kane St: Sold on or before 071713 by Jeffrey L Gielow to Rodney C Bixby & Charlotte A Bixby; $171,000.00 520 E Thornwood Dr: Sold on or before 062813 by National Residential Nominee to Pratik B Shah & Ankita P Shah; $351,000.00 524 Michigan Ave: Sold on or before 062613 by Ansted Trust to Luke Granias; $169,000.00 568 N Haverhill Ln: Sold on or before 070213 by Mark C Prestemon to Alexander S Stelzer & Cindy L Stelzer; $280,000.00 570 W Camden Ln: Sold on or before 062413 by Jill Ann Stallings to David J Wunderlich & Kellie Wunderlich; $200,500.00 7 Roxbury Ct: Sold on or before 062813 by Kane County Sheriff to American Homes 4 Rent Properti; $161,000.00 720 Cole Dr: Sold on or before 070313 by Richard Paul Morrow to Curt H Swanson & Pamela M Swanson; $435,000.00

$98,000.00 290 Hickory Ln: Sold on or before 071513 by Kadine Mohomed to Arnold Zabran; $170,000.00 295 Woodridge Cir J: Sold on or before 071213 by Fannie Mae to Kevin Koch; $68,500.00 300 N South Elgin Blvd C: Sold on or before 071213 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Gregory R Jones; $118,000.00 320 Woodridge Cir D: Sold on or before 070813 by Michael D Bregen to Antoinette Laprairie & Ken Laprairie; $67,500.00 341 S Collins St: Sold on or before 070513 by Fannie Mae to Thomas F Hite; $78,000.00 450 Pleasant Dr: Sold on or before 070513 by Fannie Mae to Kevin J Lyneis & Kathleen M Wooland; $131,500.00 55 Melrose Ct: Sold on or before 070813 by River Place Group Llc to Nelson G Cruz Coto & Quinn Alexis Riebock; $179,500.00 656 Waterside Dr: Sold on or before 070813 by Manuel Pedre to Erik W Hinrichs & Leigh

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775 Hobart Dr A: Sold on or before 062813 by Fannie Mae to Rita Huber; $85,000.00 830 Division St: Sold on or before 062413 by Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee to Suliu Zhou; $121,000.00 850 Legacy Dr: Sold on or before 070313 by George Bardouniotis to Syed Sameer Ahmed & Najla Ahmed; $406,500.00 1300 W Spring St: Sold on or before 070813 by Pb Il Oreo Llc to 1300 Spring Street Llc; $600,000.00 2088 Holt Ln: Sold on or before 071013 by Daniel Maldonado to Patrick R Haugens & Meredith C Haugens; $345,000.00 2125 W Thornwood Dr: Sold on or before 070913 by Matthew C Stradder to Anthony Kouba & Marlene Kouba; $392,000.00 25 Ione Dr D: Sold on or before 071213 by Carolyn M Schultz to Julie K Barnes; $155,500.00 258 Windsor Ct D: Sold on or before 071213 by Barbara C Adams Estate to Michael J Diehl & Cassandra A Diehl;


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