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Dick Royce of Campton Hills bought a 1969 Ford Good Humor ice cream truck about a year ago. Royce uses the truck to raise money for charity.






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D-304 buildings closed Tuesday for program KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – Geneva School District 304’s buildings will be closed until noon Tuesday, so that all district staff members can attend a program in the morning. Geneva High School’s main office will remain open, but it will be minimally staffed. School officials said the training is an important staff development opportunity, and they said they apologize for the inconvenience.

possible moment in my air conditioned car before trekking to the fields. This past Wednesday, though, was a dream. Temperatures barely

reached 70 degrees as I pulled up to the St. Charles East practice fields about 8 a.m. I know the players appreciated the cooler weather, even though I’m sure they

still sweat up a storm as they ran several sprints and up-down exercises during the conditioning portion of their practice.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Tickets on sale for annual Corvette drawing BATAVIA – Tickets are on sale for the Batavia Rotary Club’s 25th annual Corvette Drawing. This year’s grand prize is a new 2014 Corvette convertible or $40,000 cash. There also are nine other cash prizes. Only 1,000 tickets will be issued; a ticket donation is $100. The Batavia Rotary Club sponsors the drawing, which will be 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia. All proceeds benefit local charities, Batavia High School scholarships and Rotary International programs. Tickets are available at www.BataviaRotaryCharities. com, from Bob Jass Chevrolet in Elburn (630-448-4033) or Moss

Geneva Veterans Benefit Buffet set GENEVA – The eighth annual Geneva Veterans Benefit Buffet will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Villa Verone Ristorante, 416 Hamilton St., Geneva. It is hosted by the DuPage/Kane County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America and features food from Villa Verone and prizes. Tickets are $25 and available from Stan Herzog at 630-2321423 or Paul Bauer at 630-232-

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Where did you grow up? Fort Wayne, Ind. Pets? A yellow lab named Dino after Dino Ferrari Who would play you in the movie of your life? Bill Murray First job? Cleaning carpets and detailing cars As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A truck driver. I’m a sales director. A movie you’d recommend? “Escanaba in da Moonlight” Favorite charity? Compas-

sion International What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy” Favorite local restaurant? Stockholm’s in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? My family has been here since 1714, and I am related to Patrick Henry, 12 generations removed. Related to anyone else? My family also is related to Gov. William Bradford. His father, also William, had a sister, Ann. She is my greattimes-13 generations maternal grandmother. She and William Senior are descended from John Bradford, who was burned at the stake in England in 1555.


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Fierorama car show at Pottawatomie Park WHAT: The Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts will present the 18th annual Fierorama car show next month. There is no charge for spectators. More than 75 Pontiac Fieros are expected at the event. WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 WHERE: Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles INFO: For information, visit www.fierofocus. com or call 630-305-9806.

encouraged to bring food for their table to share, as well as a creative team name and theme. The Batavia Moose will provide a cash bar. No outside alcohol is permitted. WHEN: 6 p.m. Aug. 24 WHERE: Batavia Moose Lodge, 1535 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia COST: The cost to attend is $10 a person, and all proceeds benefit TriCity Family Services. Space is limited, and registration in advance is required. INFO: To register, visit or call 630-232-1070.

Trivia Night benefits TriCity Family Services

‘Dining a la Downton’ at St. Charles library

WHAT: Register for TriCity Family Services Trivia Night. The Friends of TriCity Family Services and the “Identity Crisis” team (May 2013 Trivia Champions) will host the event. Teams of six to 10 people battle other teams. Each team has its own table and answers trivia questions together. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., and trivia questions begin at 7 p.m. The event is BYOF (bring your own food) and attendees are

WHAT: “The Ups and Downs of Dining a la Downton” is scheduled for next month. The hostess for this program is Mrs. Eaton, the head cook, as portrayed by Ellie Carlson, historical re-enactor. Participants will get a look at what life was like for servants while learning about the recipes and ingredients that ensure the smooth running of a household. Guests are welcome to dress for this event and may choose to

participate as a resident of either Up or Downstairs. Samples of a typical menu will be served. Registration is required. WHEN: Noon Sept. 5 WHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. INFO: Sign up at the Reference Desk, by calling 630-584-0076, ext. 1 or online at

Elburn Days 5K set at Lions Park WHAT: The 24th annual Elburn Days 5K and mile walk is set up. Check-in will be at the south pavilion. WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday WHERE: Lions Park, 500 Filmore St., Elburn COST: Registration on the day of the event will cost $25. INFO: For information, visit elburn-days.

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Outing to support clean water efforts Fox Valley church partners with organization for global mission By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – Imagine a world in which there is no clean water to drink, to cook with or bathe in – where every bit of water is contaminated and there is no mechanism to purify it. That is the reality in Guatemala, and members of the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva decided they wanted to help through a partnership with Living Waters for the World, a global mission of the Presbyterian Church USA. Members have made 11 trips since 2007 to villages in Guatemala, member Fred Filiaggi of Batavia said. Filiaggi said he went on five of the trips. “One out of five children

die from waterborne illness before the age of five,” Filiaggi said. “We are doing this, essentially, village by village in the northwest and southwest regions. We work with institutions, primarily schools and health clinics, where they have established people who can help run and operate a system once it is installed.” Normally, the church’s annual rummage sale raises about $14,000 toward the $20,000 cost to send two teams of six to eight per year with materials and installation, Filiaggi said. But with a portion of the church under construction this year, members are now relying on a charity golf outing – called Links for Living Waters – scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at Mill Creek Golf Course, 39W525 Herrington

Drive, Blackberry Township. It features a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and concludes with dinner at 5:30 p.m. A foursome costs $300, individual registrations are $75 each, includes dinner, golf prizes and drawings for prizes. The cost of attending the dinner is $50. Advance registration is required, said Sally Cable, a church member from Geneva, who is organizing the charity golf event. “We can have a maximum of 144 golfers, and we are getting close,” Cable said. “People can register through 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, because I have to let the golf course know how many.” But, Cable said, those who want the dinner-only option can register all week.

machines and household batteries may be dropped off. Some items, such as air conditioners, car batteries, fire extinguishers, light bulbs and smoke alarms, will not be taken. For information, visit www. or call 630293-0100.

three trips to the western U.S. and Canada, and one or two bus trips to Midwestern destinations. The group also has gone to Europe. The following are plans for skiing in 2014: January – bus trip, not yet scheduled; Jan. 18-25 – Whistler Blackcomb resort, seven nights, price $1,439 ($1,095 without lift tickets); Feb. 5-10 – Beaver Creek in Colorado, price $990; February – bus trip, not yet scheduled; March 8-15 – Aspen/Snowmass, seven nights, price $1,409 ($1,055 without lift tickets). Details will be posted at www.snowdrifters. net as they become available.

The effort also is open to anyone who would like to donate by sending a tax-deductible contribution to the church at 227 East Side Drive, Geneva, IL 60134. Businesses that would want to sponsor holes at this event or to donate items for prize drawings can contact Cable at 630-308-8527 or Filiaggi said he hopes the community will support their cause, even if they cannot attend the golf outing. Providing a sustainable water purification system also has resulted in better all around health for children, he said. In one village, 70 percent of the children had been malnourished because of the lack of clean water, Filiaggi said.

If you go n Who: Fox Valley Presbyterian

Church n What: Charity golf outing, Links for Living Waters n When: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 n Where: Mill Creek Golf Course, 39W525 Herrington Drive, Blackberry Township n Why: To support the church’s mission of installing water purification systems in Guatemala n To register and more info: Even though they were getting supplemental food, children would throw up or have diarrhea because of drinking bad water – and then not get any nourishment, Filiaggi said. “It was amazing to see where we install a purification system, attendance at school improves and health improves,” Filaggi said.

8LOCAL BRIEFS St. Charles to sponsor blood drive Aug. 28 ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles is sponsoring a blood drive from noon to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Public Works Facility, 1405 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles. All donors will receive an Oberweis gift card. The blood drive is being organized by Heartland Blood Centers. Visit to schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments reduce wait times. For information, contact the Human Resources Department at 630-377-4446 or hr@

Electronic recycling planned in West Chicago WEST CHICAGO – We Grow Dreams has planned an electronic recycling day from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at 1055 W. Washington St., West Chicago. Items such as CD players, cellphones, copy machines, fax

New Horizons accepting registrations for 2013-14 BATAVIA – Batavia Park District’s preschool, New Horizons, is accepting registrations for the 2013-14 school year, which runs Sept. 3 to the Friday before Memorial Day weekend in May. For information or to schedule a tour, visit www.bataviaparks. org or call Lori McDonald, preschool supervisor, at 630406-5282.

Ski club plans 2014 trips Each year, the Fox Valley Snowdrifters Ski Club sponsors several ski trips to different destinations. Typically, the group sponsors

STC East to host car wash ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East High School’s Drama Club will host its annual car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at STC Capital Bank, 2825 Foxfield Road, St. Charles. The cost is $5. Proceeds benefit the drama department.

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78/53 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 78/54 Temperatures Waukegan 78/53 75/53 High/low ....................................... 74°/48° Normal high ......................................... 82° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 94° (1995) Algonquin 78/54 78/55 76/58 78/55 Normal low .......................................... 64° Hampshire Record low ............................... 45° (1992) Schaumburg 78/54 Elgin 79/57 Peak wind ......................... WSW at 10 mph 78/55 DeKalb Precipitation 78/55 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 78/55 78/59 Month to date ................................... 0.44” Normal month to date ....................... 2.00” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 24.99” 78/60 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 23.52” Dixon 77/53

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

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

Pollen Count Data as of Thursday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Thursday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.19...... -0.04 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.55...... -0.05 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 6.09...... -0.26 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 6.80..... +0.04 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 3.43..... +0.06 Dayton ................... 12....... 5.71....... none Waukesha ................ 6....... 2.95...... -0.02 McHenry .................. 4....... 0.93....... none

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‘I am having the time of my life’ Campton Hills resident enjoys his role as Good Humor man By ASHLEY SLOBODA


AMPTON HILLS – Dick Royce hasn’t changed much from when he was 12, ready and willing to give away ice cream from his bicycle version of the Good Humor truck. Then, his generosity got him fired after three days. Now at 65, the Campton Hills retiree can – and does – give away as many ice cream bars, cones and sandwiches as he wants. After several years of searching, Royce bought his own 1969 Ford Good Humor truck last year from a family in Avon, Conn., and, after minor improvements, had the vehicle ready by about April. “We got lucky,” Royce said, explaining he was wrong in thinking he would find a Good Humor truck right away. “We got really lucky.” Although Royce will give away some ice cream – to kids with their parents’ permission and to others who look like they could use a smile – he sells the frozen treats for $2 at special events, such as car shows, community concerts and block parties. Initially, he said, he thought one event a week would be great. But word of the Good Humor Man has spread, he said, and his calendar is so full that he has to turn down requests. “I’m afraid to do advertising,” said Royce, who even dresses in the traditional Good Humor Man uniform of a white shirt, blue bow tie, pants and a hat. Taking only enough profits to cover his costs, Royce said he donates the rest to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or charities his clients support. Royce, who has survived two bouts of cancer, said it

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Dick Royce of Campton Hills bought a 1969 Ford and turned it into a Good Humor ice cream truck about five years ago. Royce uses the truck to raise money for charity.

Know more Campton Hills resident Dick Royce – the Good Humor Man – is available for such events as wedding receptions, reunions and birthday parties. Visit for more information.

means a lot that he and his wife, Susan, can do something for someone else. “I’m lucky to be here,” he said. His wife has been incredibly supportive, he said. He said he thought she would think he was crazy when he brought up the idea five years ago as they were celebrating 35 years of marriage. She helps at events when she can, he said. “I am having the time of my life,” Royce said, adding

it’s a lot of fun to make people smile. His new role also adds to the fun of being a grandfather, he said. His oldest grandchild, 3-year-old Bradley DeAngelis, likes to tell other kids what ice cream they can buy, he said. “He’s my little helper,” Royce said, noting his other grandchildren are Kaliana DeAngelis and John Paul Kottke. As much as Royce enjoys being the Good Humor Man,

don’t ask him to play the truck’s music. He hated it growing up, he said. And if you’ve requested a flavor that has been pushed to the back of the freezer, be patient. Royce carries about 1,200 treats in the truck and will

dig around for the dessert kids have their hearts set on, he said. “I don’t want to disappoint anybody,” he said. He, however, said he doesn’t eat the ice cream. He’s diabetic. “I can’t eat any of it,” he said. “It’s willpower.”

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DeKALB – The Wasco Diamonds girls fastpitch softball program will host its 11th annual golf outing at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, at Kishwaukee Country Club, 1901 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. The cost is a $175 donation for individual golfers, $700 for a foursome and $125 for a hole sponsorship. For information, call 630-3639775 or send email to Participants will compete for prizes in 18 holes of golf. Included are a cart, lunch and a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Registration and lunch is at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be

Chili for Charity Chili Cookoff set for Sept. 21 YORKVILLE – The second annual Chili for Charity Chili Cookoff is set from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 21, at Yorkville Riverfront Park, 301 E. Hydraulic Ave., Yorkville. There also will be a music fest event from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20, to kick off the event. Participants will be judged by the crowd and by a panel of judges in two categories, hot and mild, with awards given to the best in each. Anyone interested in cooking a batch of chili can go to www. for details and how to register. Sponsors also are sought.

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BATAVIA – Batavia School District 101 has partnered with Quest Food Management Services. “Studies have shown that there is an integral link between nutrition, health and learning,” Batavia School Superintendent Lisa Hichens said, according to a news release. “Batavia Public Schools and Quest Food Management Services are committed to improving the health and well-being of our students by serving healthy school meals and helping our children learn about healthy food choices.” The district’s search for a food service vendor began during the last school year when, based on a pilot breakfast program at Hoover-Wood School, district officials aimed to provide a breakfast option for students at all of its

schools by the end of the 201314 school year. The school board ultimately approved the new food service contract in May. Quest sought input from the students they hoped to serve. “Our goal was to find out what they needed and wanted. Our conversations were honest and open,” said Michael McTaggart, President of Quest Food Management Services. “The students at Rotolo Middle School were candid about their expectations from their food service program. The students at Batavia High School were very specific about how they thought their food court should be.” One of the recommendations from high school students that Quest integrated into the high school meal program was to provide larger portion sizes than the traditional school meal, while still adhering to nutritional guidelines, according to the release.

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Four charged in Batavia burglary spree KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BATAVIA – Four individuals have been charged in several residential burglaries that occurred between Aug. 5 and Wednesday on the city’s far southeast side. Terrell Jones-Bradley, 21, of the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, Batavia, has been charged with two counts of residential burglary, one

count of attempted residential burglary and two counts of unlawful use of a credit card, all felonies. Gregory Jordan Jr., 26, of the 1300 block of East Wilson Street, Batavia, and Curtis A. Hobbs, 23, of the 0-100 block of North Broadway Avenue, Aurora, each were charged with two felony counts of unlawful use of a credit card. In addition, Sharonda Y. Moore, 22, of the 1200 block of

East Wilson Street, Batavia, was charged with one count of possession of stolen property. They are being held at the Batavia police station awaiting a Friday bond call. Police continue to investigate the case. The arrests are related to three residential burglaries that occurred in the 900 to 1200 blocks of Woodland Hills Road and in the 1600 block of

Damage was estimated at $100. • Ryan Hernandez, 22, of the 800 block of Lyman Street, West Chicago, was charged at 12:09 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, with street racing. Police said Hernandez was racing near Pierson Drive and Suncast Lane before losing control and striking a concrete wall and stopping against the southeast corner at 1803 Suncast Lane. He also was cited for failure to report damage to property and for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. • Chase C. Connor, 19, of the 1000 block of Twin Elms Lane, Batavia, was charged Saturday, Aug. 10, with driving under the influence

of alcohol and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. • Someone painted graffiti on a slide at Wind Energy Park, 850 Wind Energy Pass, it was reported to police Thursday, Aug. 8. • Suzanne E. Schones, 39, of the 900 block of Maple Lane, Batavia, was charged Thursday, Aug. 8, with domestic battery and interference with reporting domestic battery. • Julia Y. Hsia, 43, of the 42W600 block of Whirlaway Drive near St. Charles, was charged Friday, Aug. 9, with driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and driving with only one headlight.

It will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the theater, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The cost is $10. For information, call 630-8966666 or visit It will be before the “Happy Together” concert. Participants will be able to sample cuisine from local restaurants while browsing silent auction items. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to help underwrite the costs of the theater’s Broadway series and programming.

basketball, featuring slam dunks, ball-handling tricks and comedy routines. For Aurora’s event, the Ambassadors have partnered with RITAS Ministry and Aurora’s Guns & Hoses (Aurora’s police and fire departments) to help raise funds for Restorative Justice Programs. Tickets are available at www. and clicking on events or call 630-966-0252.

Wagner Road in Batavia. Batavia Police Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza previously said it appears entry was made through an open garage in one case and possibly through some unlocked windows in the other two cases. Mazza said homeowners were home during 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 have taken small electronics, such as smart phones. None of the homeowners were approached by burglars, Mazza added. The Batavia Police Department encourages all residents to continue to lock their doors and windows, especially at ground level and close their garage doors before going to bed.

8POLICE REPORTS Batavia • Jeremiah D. Butler, 24, of the 500 block of McKee Street, Batavia, was charged Sunday, Aug. 11, with aggravated DUI, driving while license suspended, revoked or canceled, possession of marijuana, making an improper turn at an intersection, illegal transportation of alcohol, making an unsafe U-turn, squealing/screeching tires, disobeying a traffic control signal, improper lane use and making an improper signal. • Three utility boxes in the 700 block of North Forest Avenue were tagged with spray paint between Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 9.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Bazaar planned for Oct. 5 BATAVIA – The 36th Holmstad Bazaar, sponsored by the Batavia retirement community’s Residents Association, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the facility’s town center, which is at the corner of Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway. Among the items for sale are baked goods, books, jewelry, art works, crafts, plants, cards and items found at the flea market-style This ‘n’ That shop. Also, there will be a raffle of a handmade afghan. Profits go to meet community needs through the Residents Association. For information, visit www.

Paramount to host party AURORA – The Paramount Theatre has planned a kickoff party for the 2013-14 season.

Harlem Ambassadors to drop by Aurora AURORA – The Harlem Ambassadors will visit Aurora at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 for a game at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a brand of Harlem-style

Chorus to hold auditions BATAVIA – Fox Valley Children’s Chorus will have auditions for the 2013-14 season from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. For information, call 630-8793235 or visit

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8OBITUARIES LEWIS C. BOARD Born: Sept. 10, 1938; in Fisk, Mo. Died: Aug. 14, 2013; in St. Charles

at Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, N.C. 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 at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday, Aug. 17, at the funeral home. Mary M. (Gette) Perkins-Richtman: A funeral Mass will be 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. Albert Murray “Bud” Swayne Jr.: Services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood.

Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia. Interment will be private at Ash Hill Cemetery in Fisk, Mo. Contributions may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church or Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 LaFox Road, South Elgin, IL 60177. For additional information, please contact the Moss-Norris Funeral Home in St. Charles at 630-584-2000 or Please sign the guest book at

sisters, Louise (Philip) McMichael and Norma (Robert) McMichael, both of Amite, La.; a sister-inlaw, Frieda Nystedt; and many nieces, nephews, dear friends and a special nephew, Fred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. LeRoy Linville; her second husband, Richard Hamper; and a brother, Warren Nystedt. Visitation will be at 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. A memorial funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia. The Rev. Steven Srock and the Rev. Robert Stromberg will officiate. Private interment will be held at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora. Contributions in her memory may be made to Delnor Hospital, 300 Randall Road, Geneva, IL 60134, or to Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia, IL 60510. For further information, contact Moss Family Funeral at 630-8797900 or Please sign the guest book at

retirement. She was the loving and devoted mother of Connie (Chris) Sabathne, Terri (John) Cooper, Trudi Theis and Jeff (Lisa) Theis; proud grandmother of James (Tracy) Sabathne, Tricia (Andy Hocker) Sabathne, Tamara (Zach) Schacht, Kirsten (Mark Vollbrecht) Cooper, Douglas Theis, Kevin Theis, Reanna (Tony) Padilla, Allison Theis and Jessica Theis; great-grandmother of Payton Sabathne, Camden Sabathne, Dorothy Hocker, Carl Hocker, Owen Schacht, Ariana Schacht, Boyd Vollbrecht and Leo Padilla. She is survived by her brother, Theodore (Winifred) Schaumburg; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Delnor Glen staff for the wonderful, loving environment they created for Mom. Services were private. Arrangements by DuPage Cremations and Memorial Chapel. For information, call 630-293-5200. Please sign the guest book at

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 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 held 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

RUTH A. LINVILLE-HAMPER Born: Sept. 16, 1917; in St. Charles Died: Aug. 14, 2013; in Batavia BATAVIA – Ruth A. Linville-Hamper, 95, of Batavia, passed away on Aug. 14, 2013, at Michealsen Health Center in Batavia. She was born Sept. 16, 1917, in St. Charles, the daughter of John and Nina (nee Tebell) Nystedt. Ruth lived in St. Charles until after the eighth grade, when her family moved to Dundee. After graduation from Dundee High School in 1935, she attended West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing in Oak Park, graduating in 1942. She was united in marriage to Dr. LeRoy Linville in 1942. She and her husband worked together in their family medical practice in Batavia for more than 30 years. She later married Richard Hamper, a family friend of over 40 years, in 1994. She was a resident of The Holmstad since 1998. Ruth was a member of the Batavia Women’s Club, Delnor Hospital Women’s Auxillary and Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia. She is survived by her two

PATRICIA ANN ZIMMER Born: April 5, 1951; in Sycamore Died: Aug. 13, 2013; in Sandwich

RAMONA L. THEIS Born: Oct. 26, 1928; in Turtle Lake, N.D. Died: Aug. 14, 2013 ST. CHARLES – Ramona L. Theis was born on Oct. 26, 1928, in Turtle Lake, N.D., to Theodore and Lucy Schaumburg. Ramona passed away on Aug. 14, 2013. Ramona was a lifetime resident of the West Chicago and St. Charles area. She was employed by General Mills for 18 years before her retirement in 1990. She enjoyed volunteering at Delnor Hospital for six years following her

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ST. CHARLES – Lewis C. Board, 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his residence in St. Charles. He was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Fisk, Mo., the son of Curtis and Ollie (nee Andrews) Board. He was united in marriage to Ofelia Soto on Feb. 19, 1956, in Hernando, Miss. Lewis was the owner and operator of House Specialty Exterminating Co. in St. Charles for 44 years. He was a dog lover, and greatly enjoyed his music and tinkering in his garage. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Ofelia of St. Charles; his children, Terry Board of Oregon, Patrick Board of St. Charles and Dana (Kevin) Pasholk of Elgin; grandchildren, Shannon, Amanda, Molly, Julie, Andrew and Chloe Board, and Rory, Beau, Colby and Wesley Pasholk; great-grandchildren, Emma, Max, Jackson, Joey, Dimitric, Kobe, Kostyan, Finley and Violet; greatgreat-grandson, Carter; siblings, Paul (Dolly) Board, Bill (Kathy) Board, Mary (Delmer) Cross, Dorothy (Dean) Ham, Barbara Liethe, Dan (Marie) Board, Jack (Melba) Board, Shirley (Jim) Leslie and Bob (Anna) Board; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by his sons, Michael and Carroll Board; his brothers, John, James and Patrick Board; two brothers in infancy; his granddaughter, Jennifer Wyatt; and a nephew, Chris Garza. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Bethany

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,

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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: The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug.


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8LOCAL BRIEFS Calvary Episcopal Church to host violin recital BATAVIA – Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia will host a violin recital at 7 p.m. Monday at 222 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Locally based violinist Rebecca Nelson will present a program including sonatas of Bach and Brahms. The program also will feature Calvary Music Director Matt Dingels on the church’s newly restored Steinway piano, built around the turn of the 20th century, in concert for the first time since its refurbishment. Admission is free, but freewill offerings will be accepted, with a suggested donation of $10. For information, call the church at 630-879-3378 or visit www.calvaryepiscopalbatavia. com.

Fox Valley United Way to set sail with race AURORA – Fox Valley United Way is getting ready to set sail for its 11th annual “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” Race, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker Avenue and Pleasant Place on Mastodon Lake, Aurora. The race pits Fox Valley-area individuals and organizations against each other in a dash to the finish line at Aurora’s Phillips Park. The event serves as the kick off to Fox Valley United Way’s 2013-2014 fundraising campaign. For information, visit www. There also will be balloon twisting, children’s games and free coffee. Hot dogs and chips will be for sale.

Mood workshop set at LivingWell on Aug. 29 GENEVA – A workshop, “Take Charge of Your Mood,” is set from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, 442 Williamsburg Ave., Geneva. It will be led by Joel Montgomery, integrative learning navigator and coach, who will teach easy, natural and practi-

cal techniques to take charge of moods, shifting stress or anger to calm and serenity using the Integrative Learning model. For information, visit https:// This class is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call LivingWell at 630262-1111 to register.

Two Bostons Pet Boutique to open GENEVA – Two Bostons Pet Boutique will have its grand opening event Saturday at 309 W. State St., Geneva. Two Bostons will be moving into the retail space of Le Doggie Divine, which will continue to provide grooming services at that location. Family-friendly activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with Anderson Animal Shelter operating a dog cookie decorating station from noon to 3 p.m. “People” cupcakes will be provided by The Sugar Path and “doggie” cupcakes will be provided by Two Bostons. For information, visit www.

Roadway construction on Fabyan begins Monday GENEVA – Roadway construction on Fabyan Parkway from Illinois Route 25 to Nagel Boulevard will begin Monday and is expected to be completed by the end of April 2014, weather permitting. Anticipated work includes installing a bi-directional left turn lane on Fabyan Parkway. A winter project shut down, where no work will take place, is anticipated to occur from mid-December with construction resuming in early April 2014, weather permitting. Fabyan Parkway will be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction during the daytime working hours to protect motorists and allow crews access to the construction area. For all traffic advisories, visit

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AURORA – Fox Valley United Way will kick off its fundraising campaign Saturday in entertaining fashion as it hosts its 11th annual “What Floats Your Cardboat Boat” race. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Deborah Collins, director of administration and community events for the Fox Valley United Way. “The boats are made of cardboard and lots of duct tape.” Twenty-two decorated boats built On the and manned by area businesses, organizaWeb tions and individuals will compete for troWant to phies, including one know more for “Most Spectacular about Fox Valley United Sinking.” Participants try to make it to the Way? Go to finish line first without www.uwfoxsinking. “Some people get so creative when it comes to decorating their boats,” Collins said. “Last year, there was a boat that looked like a circus wagon.” Participants include Caterpillar, Hesed House, Aurora Fire Department, Aurora Fire Museum, Aurora Police Department, Castle Bank, DuPage Children’s Museum, Rush-Copley Medical Center and Old Second National Bank. Multiple races will be in six different divisions, including adult, business, nonprofit, mechanical, partner agency and community. The public is invited to watch the event at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park. Parking is on the southwest side

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Participants last year took part in the Fox Valley United Way’s “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” race. The race, which kicks off the Fox Valley United Way’s fundraising campaign, will take place again Saturday at Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park in Aurora. of the lake off of Wyeth Drive. Fox Valley United Way provides support to more than 50 social service agencies in Kane and Kendall counties, including the Association for Individu-

al Development, Batavia-based Elderday Center and Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice in Geneva. The organization raised about $1.2 million as part of its latest campaign

and hopes to do even better in its new campaign. “We would like to fund our partner agencies at their current levels or more if there is more money,” Collins said.

River Rockhouse restaurant to reopen Monday By ERIC SCHELKOPF ST. CHARLES – The owners of River Rockhouse in downtown St. Charles will plan for a reopening of the restaurant portion of the business Monday at 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. Aaron Turner, part of the family that owns the building and business, said there will be a soft opening Monday for the new restaurant, with a grand opening in a week

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or two. The new restaurant, which will be open for lunch and dinner, will be a family friendly restaurant specializing in craft beer and pizza, Turner said. An individual who previously operated a restaurant in California will lease the space, he said. “He wants to try craft beers and do good food and good service,” Turner said. “I think that it will do very well.” The River Rockhouse in

July announced on its Facebook page it was closing temporarily. The music portion of the venue remains closed. Turner said the River Rockhouse had struggled to draw enough patrons to its live music shows to justify operation of the venue. The club previously had operated as Chord on Blues after it opened in 1996. But in spring 2012, the owners decided to take the club in a new musical direction, changing its name to the River Rock-

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Race relations To the Editor: Perhaps if President Barack Obama would have conducted himself as the president of the United States and not as the first black president of the United States, race relations in our country would have advanced under his presidency instead of declined. Stephen W. DeFilippis Wayne

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

Even in 2013, people scoff at reliable scientific data The afternoon sun baked my wife, Tia, and me as we stood on top of the great dune at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Below us, stretching to the western horizon, Lake Michigan spread like an aquamarine desert. The guidebook told us we couldn’t see Wisconsin because of the earth’s curvature. Yup, except for the Flat Earth Society, science has convinced most people that we ride a spherical planet. Even in this new millennium, however, folks scoff at reliable scientific data. Global warming-deniers take an umbrella if a climatologist predicts rain, but ignore the fact that global warming is likely being caused by humans, at least according to 97 percent of studies taking a stance on whether global warming is manmade.

RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger Climate change affects all parts of the globe, resulting in extreme and repeated heat waves, fires, droughts, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes that we no longer can blame solely on Mother Nature. Catastrophic events, however, are not nature’s alone – human error and psychopathologies create their share. In Canada, a railroad worker fails to brake several oil cars properly. A deranged shooter scours a cineplex or school. And who’s to say when a dirty bomb, eluding the likes of Jack Bauer from “24,” might explode? Serendipitously, Tia

pointed out in the current Better Homes and Gardens, “September is National Preparedness Month, which means it’s time to plan for the worst, hope for the best, and stock up on essentials – like batteries and chocolate.” Inspired by these call to arms, I contacted Don Bryant, director of the Kane County Office of Emergency Management. To prepare for horrific events, “The first thing everyone should have,” he counseled, “is a family emergency plan for what to do if separated, and where to meet. The second most important thing to have is a preparedness kit.” “Like canned food and water?” “Enough food and water for three days for each member of the family,” Bryant explained, adding other

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important items to the list, such as prescription medicines and contact information for relatives, friends and emergency services. Bryant suggested visiting, “full of links to FEMA, Red Cross and others,” so I did. Selecting FEMA’s site, I clicked on “Build a Kit” and then “Basic Disaster Supplies Kit” and found lots of items we didn’t even have in the house. “Be aware a threat exists,” Bryant answered when questioned about how best to face catastrophic conditions. I guess that means taking shelter in your basement or an interior room when hearing a tornado siren, instead of ooh-ing and aah-ing the approaching storm through a large plate glass window. In an episode of “TED Talks,” Vicki Arroyo, a pro-

fessor and executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, echoes Speaker Tip O’Neil’s “All politics is local,” by urging, “ ... look to our homes, our communities, our vulnerabilities and our exposures to risk ... to find ways not to just survive, but to thrive.” Or keep telling ourselves the earth is flat, and that nothing bad ever will happen here.

• Rick Holinger has lived in the Tri-Cities area since 1979. He teaches high school in Aurora, and his poetry, fiction, essays and book reviews have appeared in more than a hundred national literary journals. He founded and facilitates the St. Charles Writers Group, and earned his Ph.D. in Creative Writing at UIC. Contact him at editorial@kcchronicle.

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Lee named KCT Credit Union’s president, CEO By NICOLE WESKERNA A 16-month search for a new Kane County Teachers Credit Union CEO and president has concluded, and Mike Lee officially stepped into the role Thursday. He replaces Craig Bradley, who served in that role for more than 35 years. Bradl e y r e t i r e d Mike Lee at the end of last year, said spokeswoman Kristine Kowalski, but he had been serving in that role on an interim basis since. She said a healthy pool of applicants applied for the position. Lee’s experience includes serving for two years as vice president of member relations at Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union; and serving for seven years as

president of the Midwest Region, chief membership office and chief marketing officer at Members United Corporate Federal Credit Union. Lee also serves on many boards of directors, including CUES of Illinois, Illinois Credit Union Foundation and Ministry Partners. He also is chairman of the board for Ministry Partners Securities. “Mike brings significant credit union and executive management experience,” said Ron Stonebreaker, chairman of the KCT Credit Union Board of Directors, according to a news release. “We look forward to writing a new chapter in the credit union’s history with him.” Kowalski said KCT Credit Union has three branches in Illinois based in Geneva, Elgin and Aurora. The credit union is a nonprofit financial cooperative that serves seven counties.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Fundraiser to feature Jenny McCarthy ST. CHARLES – A “Dancing with the Stars” event featuring Jenny McCarthy is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. All are invited to the special performance at the Rainbow Ballroom. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and the dance review. Tickets are $300 a couple, or $200 for an individual. More exclusive high-end packages still are available. Proceeds will benefit a local school. Attendees should dress in their ballroom best. For information or to buy tickets, visit www.jennymccarthyinvites. com.

Harvest Christian School moves to new location NORTH AURORA – Harvest Christian School has moved to its new location at 161 South Lincolnway, suite 203 in North Aurora. This space is much larger, quieter and carpeted. Registration is open for all students entering fourth grade through high school. A registration fee of $75 is due when the student applies.

The book fee varies depending on the grade level. The yearly tuition of $4,050 a student is paid in nine monthly installments. The first installment is due Aug. 26. Parents wanting more information or seeking to have their children enrolled may call Connie Young at 630-844-2202. For information, visit www.

Center offers substance abuse assessments ELGIN – In honor of September being National Recovery Month, Renz Addiction Counseling Center is offering a month of free substance abuse assessments to community residents who think they have an alcohol or drug problem. The assessment involves completing a questionnaire and meeting with a counselor. The site is at 2 American Way, Elgin. Appointments are necessary. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 847-742-3545. Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to

alcohol, drugs and gambling. For information, visit www.

Geneva to host annual Kite Festival on Sept. 14 GENEVA – The Geneva Park District’s third annual Kite Festival, sponsored by Chicago Kite, is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The event will feature kite demonstrations with large kites. Antonio’s Pizza slices and treats from Dairy Queen will be available for purchase. The first 500 youths will receive a free paper kite to color, assemble and fly courtesy of BMO Harris Bank. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit

Salvation Army offering free computer classes ST. CHARLES – The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles, will offer free computer classes beginning the week of Sept. 16. Variety of classes offered. Registration required. Call Cathy Winters at 630-377-2769, ext. 210, for information.

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LEFT: Tom Hansen, president of St. Charles Bank and Trust (left) talks with Roger Legner, assistant vice president of mortgage lending at Devon Bank Home Loan during a St. Charles Chamber of Commerce after-hours event at Devon Bank Home Loan, 440 S. 3rd St. in St. Charles. ABOVE: From left to right, Jan Dimmig Olson of Devon Bank Home Loan; Jennifer Strohl, a member of the board of directors for Steel Beam Theatre; and Carol Zars of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce chat during a St. Charles Chamber of Commerce after-hours event.

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Waubonsee traffic signal work to start By ERIC SCHELKOPF SUGAR GROVE – Work is expected to start in the next few weeks on the installation of a traffic signal at the north entrance to Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove campus, where two WCC students were killed in a 2010 car crash. Ryan Sherrod, 18, and Brandon Utley, 19, both of North Aurora, were killed April 14, 2010, after Sherrod’s Chrysler was struck by an Allied Waste Services garbage truck on Route 47 at the north

entrance. The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project. Aurora-based Geneva Construction Company, the lowest of five bidders, has been awarded the contract for the $1.2 million project. Waubonsee officials have been pushing to move the project forward. “I can’t say when the traffic lights will be completed,” David Quillen, WCC’s executive vice president of finance and operations, said Thursday. “We are pushing to get it operational as fast as we can.”

During the work, the intersection will remain open, Quillen said. The college has received federal highway safety funds that will pay for 90 percent of the project’s cost. The remaining 10 percent is being picked up by the college. The speed limit is 55 mph on that stretch of Route 47. In studying the intersection, IDOT found the speed was appropriate. Since the crash, IDOT has installed intersection warning lights with flashing beacons for northbound and southbound traffic.

8LOCAL BRIEFS See ‘The Sound of Music’ for free in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Free performances of “The Sound of Music” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The event is produced by Self-Esteem For Life Foundation and presented by the Kids Company. For information, visit

Volunteers needed for teaching English Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley needs volunteers to teach English to more than 30 adults who are waiting to learn. A four-session tutor training workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Volunteers do not need to know a second language or have a teaching background. Volunteer tutors teach for one hour each week at a time and public location that is convenient. To register for the August workshop or for

future workshops, visit www. or call Peg Coker at 630-584-4428.

Volunteers needed for MainStreet House Walk BATAVIA – Volunteers are needed for Batavia MainStreet’s House Walk, which is set for Sept. 29. Volunteer positions include docents, greeters and home tour guides. The event will feature five homes and a portion of the original Batavia City Hall, a 120-year-old limestone building. Call Batavia MainStreet at 630-761-3528 to learn more. All volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the walk at the discounted $10 rate.

Register for Bruce Conley Memorial Walk ELBURN – The third annual Bruce Conley Memorial Walk is set for 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at Conley Farm, 47W085 Main Street Road, Elburn. Participants should use the Main Street entrance. Registration begins at 2:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by Conley Out-

reach Community Services in memory of its founder, Bruce Conley, who died Sept. 11, 2010. The public is invited to walk the farm’s perimeter path in memory of a loved one or simply honor Conley’s legacy of compassion and service. Attendees can begin their walk whenever they arrive and continue on the marked route at their own pace or with a group until 5:30 p.m. The evening will culminate at 5:30 p.m. with Conley’s favorite remembrance program, Grieving Fire/Healing Rain, which uses the elements of fire and water to understand grief and the recovery process. The program will include a light supper, bonfire and special floating candle ceremony. Participants are asked to bring a letter to their loved one for the bonfire. Registration is $15 a person, with a $30 a household limit. All proceeds will benefit Conley Outreach Community Services’ grief programs. To register, call Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880 or visit – Kane County Chronicle

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Chris Hoff Kane County Health Department spokesman and one in Aurora – also have tested positive for the virus, Hoff said. He added mosquitoes in the trap near Algonquin tested positive for the virus twice this year. Last year, health officials found 13 human cases of West Nile virus, but none have surfaced so far this year. Though only about two out of every 10 people bitten by an infected mosquito show

symptoms of the virus, it can be severe or even deadly, especially for those older than 50, officials said. Symptoms typically appear three to 14 days after a bite from an infected mosquito and can include fever, headache and body ache. In severe cases, it can cause encephalitis and meningitis. Hoff said people can take easy measures to protect themselves from becoming infected, such as wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants and wearing repellant. Other steps include making sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens and changing water in bird baths weekly. For information about West Nile virus, visit or call the state’s West Nile hotline at 866-369-9710.

Geneva will flush fire hydrants for 4 weeks GENEVA – The city of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Aug. 26, as part of an ongoing maintenance program. Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents are urged to limit their water use if possible and refrain from laundering their clothes during this time period to avoid staining from rusty water. The water is safe to drink, but residents are encouraged to let faucets run for a few minutes if they notice

any discoloration. Signs will be placed in neighborhoods to remind residents the program is underway. Residents can view the hydrant flushing progress at www.geneva. Work is expected to be completed in late September. For information, residents can contact Bob VanGyseghem, city superintendent of water and wastewater, at 630-2321551 or via email at

Elgin to host Trolleyfest at museum this weekend SOUTH ELGIN – Trolleyfest will be Saturday and Sunday at the Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. LaFox St., South Elgin. The event operates cars that are not normally in operation. Those who ride will have the opportunity to pump an actual antique railroad handcar up and down the track. It’s from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, visit

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ELGIN – Mosquitoes in an Elgin trap have tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the seventh trap in Kane County to contain infected mosquitoes this year. Chris Hoff, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department, said this usually is the time of year West Nile starts to surface in the area. “Typically, the season does peak in late July through August,” he said. “It’s not unusual to see this many traps [containing West Nile-infected mosquitoes].” In addition to Elgin, traps in or near Batavia, Aurora, Montgomery and Algonquin have contained mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus. Three birds – two in Batavia

“It’s not unusual to see this many traps [containing West Nile-infected mosquitoes].”

Traffic detour for Elburn Days Parade at 5:45 p.m. ELBURN – Traffic will be detoured from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Friday on Route 47 in Elburn because of the Elburn Days Parade. The detour route is to take Swain Street east to First Street, north to Prairie Street and west to Route 47.


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Geneva graduate injured in beating By BRENDA SCHORY James Burge, a 1988 graduate of Geneva High School who was severely beaten at his home in Winnebago County near Rockford, has been released from a Rockford hospital and is now home, his family said. Burge, 44, suffered broken bones to his face and bleeding in his brain after an attack outside of his house on Oaklane Road, said his sister April Dodd, of Texas. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. SatJames Burge urday and involved a white man in a white vehicle, Winnebago County Deputy Chief Dominic Iasparro said. “We need to identify the person involved,” Iasparro said. “This is a full-scale investigation. This is a severe battery. … We’re trying to determine why it happened and

He was attacked by unknown person in Rockford who was involved.” Burge’s wife, Julie, and neighbors have speculated Burge might have called out to a speeding driver to slow down, and it was that driver who beat him. But Iasparro said police cannot guess or speculate about what happened. “That is why we are conducting an investigation as to why it happened,” Iasparro said. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-769-7867. Dodd said her brother went to a hospital with broken bones in his face, a detached earlobe and teeth knocked out. But said the broken bones were not shattered and will align and heal without surgery. “His short-term memory is affected. His gross motor skills have taken a hit,” Dodd said. “He stumbles when he walks. He does not remember

the attack. He asked why he was in the hospital. He continues to ask, ‘What happened to me?’ Yesterday he asked, ‘Why would anybody want to hurt me? Everybody likes me.’ “ Dodd said her family lived in the Naperville and Warrenville area before moving to Geneva in the 1960s. She is the youngest of six, and her brother is the second-youngest who went to Geneva High School. The family no longer lives in the area. “My brothers were very well-known,” Dodd said. “Another brother was the tough guy. Jim was mild-mannered, a peacemaker.” Julie Burge said they live “in the middle of nowhere” on a dead-end street with about a dozen houses on one side and a cornfield on the other. Up to 20 children play in the area and it is not unusual for her husband or other parents and neighbors to step up and call

to a speeding driver to slow down. She was not home when it happened, but heard the details from neighbors. “I missed it by about five minutes,” Julie Burge said. “It was a white, four-door newer model [car] driven by a white man. The two main witnesses were kids. One of the kids’ grandfather saw the car fly by, and the guy was wearing a red baseball cap. One of the little boys told his grandfather to call 911, ‘Somebody is getting beat up.’ “ Julie Burge said her husband was not only beaten with fists, but dragged to a foxhole about 3 feet deep by 5 feet wide – built in a nearby cornfield by neighborhood boys. The attacker put her husband down in the hole and then kicked him in the head repeatedly. “It was very brutal and very quick,” she said. “It only took about five minutes, and

To Help Donations to help with James Burge’s medical bills and expenses can be made online by following the prompts on his sister April Dodd’s website, then he jumped into his car and took off.” To compound matters, James Burge was laid off from his job as a golf course manager and was looking forward to moving to Michigan, where he had a job offer. The family has no insurance, so Dodd set up a way for people to donate and help with the family’s medical bills and expenses. Donations may be made online by following the prompts on Dodd’s website,

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Unity of Fox Valley to hold Kabbalah event BATAVIA – Unity of Fox Valley will have an event on the Kabbalah tradition from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 230 Webster St., Batavia. The event focuses on an integral part of the Kabbalah tradition. The Sefirot: Tree of Life, originated hundreds of years ago as a part of Jewish tradition that focuses on the hidden teachings of the Torah, or first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. All faiths are welcome. For information call 630-879-1115 or visit

Pumpkin Pedal Bike Tour will be Oct. 6 at LeRoy ST. CHARLES – Special Olympics Illinois is gearing up for its 22nd Pumpkin Pedal Bike Tour on Oct. 6 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles.

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Bicyclists can choose to ride 10-, 20- or 28-mile routes on the Great Western Trail or a 40or 65-mile road ride. All rides will begin and end at LeRoy Oakes. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and bicyclists may start anytime between 7:45 to 10 a.m. Rest stops are provided throughout the route to give riders a chance to enjoy light refreshments. Bicycling enthusiasts can register the day of the ride at LeRoy Oakes. There is a $30 registration fee, with all proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Illinois athletes. Cyclists registering by Sept. 27 will receive a Pumpkin Pedal T-shirt. Online registration is available at pumpkinpedal. Riders are also invited to attend a postride lunch that will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m. at LeRoy Oakes. For information, call 630-377-7250 or email

Meal packing event to help hungry Sept. 11 Chicagoland Speedway, Hillshire Brands, AARP and AARP Foundation are teaming up in September. The organizations will host a volunteer meal-packing event Sept. 11, at Chicago’s Navy Pier in an effort to provide meals to older Illinoisans struggling with hunger. The midday event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west end of the Pier, and the meals will benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank, which serves 13 counties in the greater Chicagoland area. Over the course of four hours, volunteers are expected to pack over 1,700 boxes of food, yielding more than 15,000 meals. Hillshire Brands is donating $20,000 to AARP Foundation and an entire semitruck load of food to the Northern Illinois

Food Bank. For information on the Northern Illinois Food Bank, visit www.solvehungertoday. org.

Kane Well and Septic meeting set for Sept. 11 ST. CHARLES – The annual Kane County Health Department Well and Septic informational meeting is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Kane County University of Illinois Extension Office, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Check-in and display viewing is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Call 630-444-3040 to register. If you must leave a voicemail, give your name, address and phone number. Register by Sept. 9. Water well test kits will be provided to attendees at no charge.

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Former Geneva and Northern Illinois linebacker Pat Schiller is hoping to make the Atlanta Falcons’ 53-man roster.

CHOOSING COLLEGES The Wasco Diamonds travel softball program recently announced multiple college commitments, including North’s Abby Howlett (left) going to NIU. PAGE 19



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Geneva, NIU grad looking for a long stay with Falcons By KEVIN DRULEY


at Schiller reportedly flashed across the screen during this week’s episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals.” A linebacker vying for a roster spot with the Atlanta Falcons, who hosted Cincinnati in the preseason opener Aug. 8, Schiller hopes the cameo concept only applies to cable TV. Schiller went to training camp with the Falcons last season and spent only a few hours in his hometown of Geneva before the team wanted him back on its practice squad after the final cut. The undrafted free agent’s late-summer days are heavily regimented, and he spends them working tirelessly knowing nothing is guaranteed. “You’ve got to keep a positive mindset, because training camp is all about evaluation, and it’s hard figuring out where you stand in the mix of things,” Schiller said. “They’re in a tough evaluation process for the coaches right now, because they’re looking at everybody and seeing what they can do in certain situations and see how they react to it.” Mission accomplished against the camera-savvy Bengals. Listed as a middle linebacker on Atlanta’s depth chart – he thrived at the position during his collegiate career at Northern Illinois – Schiller moved to weak-side linebacker for the preseason opener when starter Sean Witherspoon suffered a left finger injury. Having played his share on the weak side during offseason organized team activities, Schiller simply adapted, recording five tackles while accumulating further confidence leading up to Thursday night’s preseason game at

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The family of Pat Schiller (center), including his parents, Cathy and Pat, recently visited him at Atlanta Falcons training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga. A former Geneva and Northern Illinois linebacker, Schiller is trying to make the Atlanta Falcons’ 53-man roster. He made five tackles during the team’s preseason opener against Cincinnati last week. Baltimore. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder plays at about the same size he did in 2012, but feels more flexible after an offseason that included regular workouts at Batavia-based Pro Force Sports Performance Training. “I think the biggest thing that the team wants is just for you to be able to move, and speed and quickness to the ball,” Schiller said. “As long as you have that and you have a decent weight on you, they really could care less how much you weigh.” Schiller extended his brand of southern hospitality during his family’s recent visit to Georgia. He hosted his parents, Pat and Cathy, while pampering older sister Stephanie, who is seven-months pregnant. The trip marked

his brother-in-law’s first time in Atlanta. The Schillers stayed at their son’s gated apartment complex and mixed trips to the pool with visits to training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga., as well as the preseason opener. “He had a good first game, a good amount of playing time and he felt he did well considering that they just told him two days before the game he’d be moving to outside after doing all that work at middle,” Cathy Schiller said. Beyond Witherspoon, Akeem Dent and Stephen Nicholas, the Falcons’ linebacking corps lacks heavy NFL experience. Schiller is one of five hopefuls who have not appeared in a regular season game. Still, Schiller knows he

can take nothing for granted. Not his home. Not the pool, and certainly not the as-seenon-TV No. 50 jersey. So he isn’t. “The biggest thing is keeping a positive attitude. You can only control what you can control,” Schiller said. “It’s a numbers game, so at the end of the day, you’ve just got to go out there and give it your best and try to put out the best film possible, because not only are you being evaluated by the Atlanta Falcons, but you’re being evaluated by all other 31 teams, and they all want your film, too. “Hopefully at the end of the day, I’m with the Falcons, but if they choose to go another way, I believe that if I put good film out there, I’ll be somewhere, and they’ll see it.”

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August an eventful month on recruiting front for softball travel powerhouse By JAY SCHWAB

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St. Charles North’s Abby Howlett gets an out at first base during a game at St. Charles East this spring. Howlett has committed to play softball at Northern Illinois University. Charles North, batting .510 and driving in a team-leading 39 RBIs while earning Kane County Chronicle First-Team All-Area honors. She continued to wield a dangerous bat this summer for the Diamonds’ 16U team, coached by Bill Morrow. “The summer went pretty well,” Howlett said. “We got first in 18U Metro [at Elgin

Sports Complex] as a 16U team, so that was good, and then we went out to California and Colorado and those tournaments were a little bit more tough, but overall I thought we had a good season.” Kaneland senior outfielder Lexi Roach is another Diamond who made a Division I commitment, choosing

Youngstown State. Roach played for the Diamonds’ 18U team this summer. Roach’s 18U teammates included St. Charles North’s Mickey Goetz and St. Charles East’s Haley Beno, both of whom recently opted for Olivet Nazarene. Beno, now a senior, was the top pitcher this spring for the IHSA Class 4A state runners-up Saints,

coach at Wheaton Academy in 2009. He assisted Ken Ellis for the first two years and coached under McFarland the past two years. “The program has had great success considering we started from scratch in 2009 and 23 of our 25 wrestlers had never wrestled before,” Doherty said in a news release.

“The last couple years we have struggled with having fewer wrestlers come out for the program, but are confident we will turn the corner on that.” Alex Budzisz, John Gemmel and Josh Dutton finished second at regionals this past season and Chris Williams finished fourth. All four athletes advanced to sectionals.

North to run 3-on-3 hoops tournament

8SPORTS SHORTS Wrestling coach named at Wheaton Academy WEST CHICAGO – Wheaton Academy assistant wrestling coach Craig Doherty will take over as head coach as Jeff McFarland retires from the lead role, the school announced Wednesday. Doherty, a long-time wrestler and high school standout, became assistant wrestling

A 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser for the St. Charles North boys basketball program will take place Sunday at North. Ages 8 and older are welcome. Teams will be grouped by age and skill level. First games begin at noon.

Cost is $100. Each player will receive a free T-shirt with registration. There will also be a dunk contest on an 8-foot rim, a 3-point shooting contest and a free throw challenge. For information, contact Jeff or Adam at scnbasketball3v3@ or call 630-4434042.

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The Wasco Diamonds reconvened after a two-week break Wednesday to gear up for fall ball, and there was plenty for the girls to chatter about. A flurry of college commitments in the past week and a half from Diamonds players – five of the six from area players – made for a festive reunion. “It’s been great, and really fun,” St. Charles North junior first baseman Abby Howlett said. “It’s always exciting when someone comes to practice and shares news that they committed, and everyone is happy for them. Having a ton of people commit is really exciting and good.” Howlett made one of the biggest splashes among the Diamonds, a highly regarded travel softball program. The left-handed hitting slugger committed Tuesday to Northern Illinois, the school her father, Mike, attended. A pair of Diamonds alumni – including Kaneland graduate Delani Vest – play for the Huskies, who advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game last season. Howlett said she grew fond of the program while attending camps in DeKalb over the years. Howlett had a dynamite sophomore season for St.

and followed teammate Sarah Collalti’s commitment to Olivet Nazarene earlier this offseason. Another Saint, slugging first baseman Kate Peterburs, was also among the recent batch of Diamonds commitments, picking Wisconsin-Parkside. Morrow said Peterburs likely will play third base in college. Downers Grove South’s Jessica Andree was the other Diamond to make an August decision, selecting Division-I Belmont (Tenn.). Morrow, president of the Diamonds organization, is gratified by the program’s success at funneling players into college softball. “Our program is getting better and better about being invited to special exposure events,” Morrow said. “We went from a travel program that was about just getting the kids out there and playing competitively to being a travel program that our main objective is to help these kids with their college tuition, get them into schools and having them be able to play the game they love while they’re getting a good education.” Morrow’s daughter, Burlington Central pitcher Angie Morrow, committed to Wisconsin last year, while fellow Diamond and Central standout Bekah Harnish will be a college teammate of Howlett’s at NIU.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BURLINGTON, Iowa – Marco Hernandez cracked a solo home run in the second inning as the Cougars shutout the Burlington Bees, 1-0, to even a three-game series Thursday night at Community Field. Tyler DeLoach (5-3) started for the Bees (21-30, 47-69) and retired the first five batters he faced. With two outs in the second Hernandez smacked

Mooseheart prepares for 2013 season PROVIDED PHOTO Mooseheart head coach Gary Urwiler addresses his team during the team’s opening practice Wednesday at Mooseheart. Urwiler enters his 15th season as Ramblers coach with a 76-58 record. The Ramblers start the season at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 against Kirkland-Hiawatha. Mooseheart went 9-2 and advanced to the second round of the Class 1A playoffs last season.

his third home run of the year to give the Cougars (1932, 49-68) a 1-0 lead. DeLoach would finish after four innings allowing just two hits Marco while striking Hernandez out two. That solo home run turned out to be all that the Cougars needed. Tyler Skulina, the Cubs’

fourth-round pick in June, started and retired the first five batters he faced. The righty worked three innings, allowed two hits and struck out four without issuing a walk. Second-round draft pick Robb Zastryzny (1-0) followed with three shutout innings of his own. The lefty walked two but allowed just two hits while striking out four. Nathan Dorris relieved

Zastryzny and found himself in trouble after walking two of the first three batters he faced in the seventh inning. Dorris would retire the next two hitters on a fly out and strike out to end the threat. Overall, the lefty went two hitless innings while striking out four. Stephen Perakslis earned the save working an eventful ninth. The first batter, Julio Concepcion, reached second on a throwing error from Hernan-

dez. He moved to third on a fly ball to put the tying run at third. With the infield in, Matt Scioscia bounced a ball to third baseman Giuseppe Papaccio. Concepcion took off for the plate and was caught in a run down before being retired on a 5-2-6-1-5 fielder’s choice. With Scioscia at second after the rundown, Perakslis struck out Chevy Clarke to end the game and earn his sixth save in six chances.



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By LUKE SRODULSKI DeKALB – Upon first glance, Northern Illinois sophomore Juwan Brescacin doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary for a Mid-American Conference wide receiver: big, strong and athletic. But the 6-foot-4 Brescacin is not your typical college football player. His story began in Mississauga, Ontario, where he grew up and learned to play football. Only he didn’t start off as a wideout. He played quarterback. After his sophomore year, Brescacin moved to Indiana and began attending Culver Military Academy. There, he was a wide receiver, and he broke the school’s career records for receiving yards, receptions and touchdown catches in two seasons. He was also a standout on the basketball court, but the gridiron was where he drew the attention of then-NIU coach Jerry Kill. Kill took a job at Minnesota near the end of the 2010 season, Brescacin’s senior year, but Kill continued to show interest. Kill decided on another wide receiver recruit over Brescacin. Fortunately for him, the Huskies’ Dave Doeren continued to show interest, and when he offered Brescacin just before the NIU

spring game in 2011, it was an easy decision for Brescacin to commit. NIU coach Rod Carey, who was then the offensive line coach, liked what he saw. “He was just a big, athletic guy that made plays,” Carey said. “That’s really what the most impressive thing was coming off of his recruiting film.” Brescacin was given a redshirt as a freshman in 2011, and the next year, he was caught in the shadows of more-experienced receivers like Martel Moore and Perez Ashford. Still, he racked up 223 yards on the season with an average of 20.3 a catch. Now, Moore and Ashford are gone, and a lot of expectations are falling on Brescacin to make up for some of the lost production. “He’s gotten a lot better at his route running, a lot better at his ball skills, his attention to detail, the way he pushes, and I think he’s gotten faster,” Carey said. “The ceiling’s as high as he wants to make it.” Brescacin isn’t going into this year focusing on reaching a certain number or yards or catching a certain number of touchdowns. He just wants to improve. “I’d like to progress every year and just continue to be better,” he said. “I’m looking to get a leadership role and keep the NIU legacy going.”

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San Diegans focus on Te’o, not his past By KEVIN ACEE U-T San Diego San Diegans have dissected a surplus of Manti Te’o topics the past 3½ months. They’ve discussed his perceived leadership skills, his relative lack of physicality, his instincts on the field, his smile, his Pacific Island heritage, his mass-media appeal and even the nuances involved in properly pronouncing his surname. One thing they have not spent much time fretting about is Lennay Kekua. “I don’t know that it has been talked about that much,” San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. “We didn’t care. He’s been great in the locker room, great on the field. So we don’t care about all that. It’s been the story that was a non-story.” It’s as if Kekua never existed. So what if the whole country had talked out the

girlfriend hoax by the time the Chargers traded up seven spots to take Te’o with the 38th overall pick in the draft? San Diego fans are that desperate to love a winning team again. Players are too focused on a culture change within the franchise Manti Te’o to get worked up about the new kid’s social life. The local media is relatively staid. Plus, the renowned rookie handled himself with so much humility. Whether it was one of those factors or a combination, there’s no denying San Diego has showered Te’o with unconditional love. The former Notre Dame linebacker was in Chicago for an exhibition game Thursday against the Bears, although a sprained foot suffered during his ninesnap NFL debut a week ago

limited him to trolling the sideline in a protective boot. “Anytime I don’t get to play, I’m very disappointed, especially playing in Chicago,” Te’o said. “I know a lot of people there, and that’s something I was definitely looking forward to.” There presumably will be more opportunities to see him. Te’o has worked with the Chargers’ first team since the first practice. There never was a question that he would start. “I see what’s going to be a heck of a football player,” center Nick Hardwick said this summer. “He knows where the ball is going. He’s really quick to react on it.” The fact is, rare has been the Chargers rookie who looked as NFL-ready as Te’o did in those initial workouts. And right into training camp and the preseason, he mostly has continued to impress. During camp, the local newspaper has run a brief

“Te’o Watch” in the paper every day. Even if it’s just 20 words, San Diego gets an update on how he looked on the field or drinking water or joking with teammates. Anything Te’o is newsworthy. The Chargers’ media-relations staff was determined in its efforts to make sure everyone knew right away that Te’o (Tay-oh) did not rhyme with Seau (Say-ow). And San Diego was briefly abuzz last week when the team revealed Te’o was actually pronounced (Teh-oh), a semantic that has more to do with how the differences in how some syllables are enunciated between cultures. By any name, Te’o appears to have landed in just about the most perfect spot he could have after enduring a national embarrassment in January involving an apparent hoax that centered on his supposedly dying girlfriend named Lennay Kekua. Still, questions remain,

somewhat troubling remnants from the end of his college career, when Notre Dame was throttled by Alabama, 42-14, in the BCS title game. Te’o’s role in the Chargers’ exhibition opener was likely indicative of how he will be used during the regular season. He played every snap except the three third-down plays in which the Chargers used six defensive backs. How Te’o played must evolve. He looked less-than-aggressive on a couple of snaps, having the block taken to him and being eliminated from plays. The sample was brief, and the news about his foot diminished what might have been a more widespread critique of his debut. But San Diego will keep watching. • Kevin Acee, a columnist for U-T San Diego, wrote this commentary for the Chicago Sun-Times.



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Hokies look for answers at wide receiver position

By LaMOND POPE Sun-Times News Group SOUTH BEND, Ind. – KeiVarae Russell is in line to be one of the starting cornerbacks for Notre Dame. But that hasn’t changed the way the sophomore has approached fall camp. “I’m still fighting each and every day to keep my spot. Tomorrow, I could be a backup,” Russell said this week. Russell and Bennett Jackson were Notre Dame’s starting cornerbacks for all 13 games last year. Russell had 58 tackles and two interceptions, helping the Irish overcome the loss of Lo Wood to a preseason Achilles injury. Wood is back. But Russell, along with Bennett, remain as starters. “There’s no competition there other than the day-to-

“You could make the case that when you’re more experienced back there that you could play more on-body coverages and obviously tie down more.” Brian Kelly Notre Dame football coach day competition. KeiVarae is our starter,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Monday. Russell was an all-state running back in Washington, rushing for 1,293 yards and 14 touchdowns in for Mariner High School in Everett, Wash., in 2011. He came to Notre Dame and made an immediate impact defensively. Russell said the year’s

worth of experience has made the secondary a more confident group as a whole. “Last year, we were going in to play,” Russell said. “Now we’re going in to dominate.” And with that experience comes more options. “You could make the case that when you’re more experienced back there that you could play more on-body coverages and obviously tie down more,” Kelly said. “Whether we do or not, we certainly have that in our repertoire if we needed it. “When you’re less experienced, you’re more hesitant to do it. But now that opens the opportunity for us do that if we deem necessary.” Note: The Sept. 7 game at Michigan will be televised on ESPN, the network announced Thursday. The game begins at 7 p.m.

By MARK GIANNOTTO The Washington Post BLACKSBURG, Va. – Surrounded by reporters, new Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead was about to answer a question about his No. 1 wide receiver when the most likely candidate stuck a phone in his face as if it were a voice recorder. Senior D.J. Coles asked if the team’s wide receivers had a weight issue, fully aware that minutes earlier coach Frank Beamer had said in a news conference that Coles needed to lose some weight to be at his best this season. Moorehead took the intrusion in stride, noting he had packed on some pounds lately and would be cutting down on his late-night eating and hit-

ting the treadmill more often. He then turned to Coles and asked, “How are you going to do that?” Coles simply smiled and walked away, his uncertainty about the situation mirroring that of Virginia Tech’s entire receiving corps with just more than two weeks remaining before the Hokies face two-time defending national champion Alabama in their season opener. “As a position coach, you’d like . . . to know that you have a number one,” Moorehead said. “And right now, I think that it is disappointing that we don’t.” With wide receivers Corey Fuller and Marcus Davis now in the NFL, the Hokies are in search of reliable targets for quarterback Logan Thomas.


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Local author of ‘Magician’s Doll’ racks up rave reviews Once upon a time there was a middle school student who loved to read stories, enchanting stories that connected with the imagination experiences of her age. Perhaps such a bright and inquiring young lady could be a storyteller herself someday? That was then. The school was St. Peter’s in Geneva and the student was M.L. Roble. Now, she is, indeed, a storyteller – a published writer and serious storyteller. I encountered Ms. Roble after a conversation with her father, Dr. David Roble, whom I met at Pineview. Later, at his


JOAN KNOWS Joan Arteberry office her mother and sister had proudly set up a display of her book called “The Magician’s Doll.” The next step for me was to buy a copy for our fifth-grade granddaughter who also loves stories and one for my Kindle since I, too, love a good story. Both Mazy and I gave the book high praise so I networked with her family to reach this talented writer, and earlier this

week we had a chat. M.L. shared that she started to concentrate on writing as she progressed to high school at Rosary and at college. For a time after graduation, she worked full time for a financial organization, but when its office moved out of Chicago, the time seemed right to take stories that had been in her head and put them on paper. At that time, she joined a sketch comedy group, continued journaling, which she does in cursive, and cranked out her word processor to do her first short story called “Encounter Way: A Novella of Supernat-

ural and Suspense.” “The Magician’s Doll” is fashioned to be the first of a series. After savoring the five-star reviews, M.L. is working on the next story, extending the characters, such as 12-yearold Natalie, who one reviewer described by saying she “has special powers yet wants to be like everyone else.” A critic from the San Francisco Book Review offered these superlatives: “tops the ranks of tween fantasy;” “well developed plot;” “perfect build up of action and suspense;” and “satisfying conclusion.” M.L. says on her website,, that the book is available on There’s a paperback. I have encouraged her to talk to David Hunt at Townhouse Books in St. Charles about local availability. Check her out on Facebook, too. Isn’t this a great hometown story? Wishing you a happily ever after, M.L.!

• Joan Arteberry is a longtime resident of St. Charles. Her columns are featured in the Kane County Chronicle’s Neighbors section every other Friday. Write to her at

A day dedicated to the Blackhawks

American Cancer Society Kickoff Party set GENEVA – The American Cancer Society will host its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk Kickoff Party at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Eaglebrook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. The event is for those interested in learning more about the 5K walk or to sign up for a team. The kickoff party is free to the public, and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Jostes at 630-879-9009, Ext. 3, or Mike.

Class of 1958 to have class reunion Saturday ELBURN – The Elburn High School Class of 1958 will hold its 55th class reunion at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Papa G’s restaurant, 250 S. Main St., Elburn. Elburn classes of 1957 and 1956 are also invited. Reservations are necessary. For information, call Marilyn Hardt Shanholtzer at 850-219-4036 or email her at mshanholtzer@

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Employees of Kane County gather with Chris Lauzen (center) to celebrate Patrick Kane County Day on Aug. 8. The day was dedicated to Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks after the team won the Stanley Cup.


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Louise and Robert Overheidt

Linda L. (McCoy) and William H. Cross of Show Low, Ariz., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family on Aug. 18 at a special dinner. The couple was married in 1963 at the First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. They first lived in a cabin on Pikes Peak in Colorado. William H. Cross retired from a job as a regional accounting manager with Farmers Insurance Group in Aurora in 2002. Linda L. Cross retired from her job at West Aurora School District in Aurora in 2003. The couple enjoys traveling and photography They have two daughters: Cindi Nybo (Dag) of Navarre, Fla., and Tami Oftedahl (Erik) of Belen, N.M. They have two grandchildren.

Louise (Schliemann) and Robert Overheidt of Geneva will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary Aug. 19. The couple was married Aug. 19, 1950, at Bethany Reformed Church, 13710 School St., Riverdale. Robert Overheidt was employed as a chief draftsman at Miner Enterprises Inc. in Geneva. The couple has a son named Brian Overheidt (Carriann) of Crystal Lake and two daughters, Nancy Vanderveer (Rick) of Schererville, Ind., and Bev Dancho (George) of Pickerington, Ohio. The couple has seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The couple enjoys working at the welcome center at First Baptist Church of Geneva; attending Bible study class on Wednesdays; working on jigsaw puzzles; and playing with their newest granddaughter, Vivian, who is 1 year old. They also are fans of the Chicago Bulls and Bears.

Phyllis and Ray Kobald Phyllis (Troop) and Ray Kobald of St. Charles will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 22. The couple was married in 1953 in Plattsmouth, Neb. Ray Kobald is an international sculptor and designer at, operating out of St. Charles. Phyllis Kobald retired from her job as a real estate agent at Stark Realty in 2010. The couple have been residents of St. Charles since 1965. They have three sons and four daughters: Ursula Manuel of Markham, Ontario; Raymond Kobald of Genoa; Karl Kobald of Dallas, Texas; Regina Lande of The Villages, Fla.; Clare McCarthy of Chicago; Emily Fitzpatrick of Tampa, Fla.; and John Kobald of Meeker, Colo. They have 10 grandchildren. They are actively involved in St. Patrick’s Church, the Kiwanis Club and the Fox Valley Arts Council.

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FVM Ob-Gyn physicians offer the finest in obstetric and gynecologic care, guiding women through a full range of comprehensive women’s healthcare services. Providing gynecological care for women at every stage of life; adolescence, pregnancy and childbirth, and through menopause.

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Rochelle D. Wilburn, MD 2020 Ogden Avenue, Suite 225 Aurora, IL 60504 4789 Route 71 Oswego, IL 60543 Woman’s Touch Healthcare Susan J.W. Acuna, MD 1400 Lincoln Highway, Suite E St. Charles, IL 60174 Presence Medical Group Deborah J. Riddell, CNM 1300 N. Highland Avenue, Suite 5 Aurora, IL 60506

FVM physicians share a single philosophy of individual patient care, with a mission to maintain warm and caring relationships. As a physician founded, physician lead organization we are always focused on the patient. FVM’s outstanding panel of independent physicians work together to deliver the highest-quality personalized medical care. We proudly represent 56 Primary Care, 23 Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5 Certified Nurse Midwives, and over 380 Specialty Care Physicians, creating a connected medical community since 1984. This expansive panel of physicians creates a medical community, committed to taking a personal approach and meeting the needs of individual family members. Gaining access to FVM member physicians is easy! Our physicians participate with the following plans:

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Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd. (FVM) is pleased to welcome the physicians of Female Healthcare, Ltd. and Elizabeth A. Baron-Kuhn of Provena Medical Group to our community of dedicated highly-experienced Obstetric and Gynecologic (Ob-Gyn) physicians.







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Lexus hybrid isolates owners from world If, while on the road, you want isolation from the world, then the 2014 Lexus 600h L is for you. The sound barrier surrounding the cabin of this all-wheeldrive, four-door luxury sedan is superb. Inside, there are the comforts required of a luxury sedan and that includes leather seats, velour trim, multiple power features and a sound system that includes a rear-seat entertainment apparatus. With the right package ($7,335 Executive Package), a passenger sitting in one of the rear seats (behind the front passenger seat) can have his or her body massaged while viewing a movie. The massaging mechanism is part of the package. The 600h is the hybrid edition of the highest priced sedan in the Lexus lineup and that is the Lexus LS 460. At $119,910, the hybrid costs about $25,000 more than a loaded gasoline-only LS 460. Both are V8s and savings in mileage is negligible. Perhaps the hybrid gets one or two more miles per gallon of premium gasoline, but that will be dictated more by driving habits, weather and road conditions, than by electronic-drive battery componentry. After a week in a recently tested 600h on interstates, county, city and state roadways, the hybrid averaged 21.2 miles per gallon with three persons aboard. Besides the weight of occupants and 50 pounds of luggage, the hybrid also was pulling its weight of 5,203 pounds. One of the two electric motor-generators is primary and starts the engine. The other drives the rear wheels. Regenerative braking keeps the batteries charged. The conventional 5-liter V8 engine produces 389 horsepower. When coupled to the battery pack, the horsepower increases to 438. The power is instantaneous and silent on the highway. A slight touch of the gas pedal sends this 5,203-pound castle on

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The Lexus 600h L hybrid, in conjunction with a V8 gasoline engine, develops 438 horsepower.

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper wheels quietly and quickly past slower vehicles. Compared to the LS 460, the 600h is, according to factory and media tests, a second faster from 0 to 60 miles per hour. The hybrid, which has a continuously variable transmission, can do it in 5.6 seconds, according to Lexus officials. Presumably the LS 460 is slower at 5.7 seconds. The L in the badging of the 600h L, refers to length. In other words, this is the long 121.7-inch wheelbase version of the sedan. The short version is 116.9 inches. That means more leg room front and rear so, while watching the movie in a rear seat, one can really stretch out in comfort. That Executive package, be-

sides a massaging rear seat, included a leg rest, table trimmed in wood, a DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones, 9-inch screen, automatic climate control with air purifier, a cooling box (for the water and sodas), power sunshades on door windows, heated and cooled rear seats with memory settings, rear side airbags ... and the list continues. With the package, though, the 600h is transformed from a five-passenger to a four-passenger luxury sedan as the rear center console is fixed. Even though leg room is expansive in front and rear, and there are battery packs to take up space, the trunk still has 13 cubic feet of storage room. Since it is relatively flat and square, lots of luggage can get stored here. In fact, during the test week, luggage for four for a two-night weekend outing fit in

nicely. During the trip on backroads and highways, the electronic suspension, 19-inch tires mounted on alloy wheels, and the highly insulated cabin provided a quiet environment for chatting exchanges between front and rear seat occupants. This is a car designed for long, luxurious trips and silence is absolute from the outset as there is no engine noise when the sedan gets underway. The hybrid battery provides the initial thrust and the silence continues when the V8 takes over. The V8, by the way, when partnered with the battery pack, is the equivalent of power provided by 12 cylinder sedans offered by competing luxury manufacturers. Safety features include traction and stability controls, antilock brakes, headrests complementing seat belts with

pretensioners, blind spot monitoring cameras and smart stop technology (sensors help bring vehicle to a stop). Besides the Mark Levinson 450-watt, 18-speaker sound system, expected luxuries include power tilt and telescoping steering wheel and tilt and slide sunroof, headlamp washers, power rear window sunshade and front and rear parking sensors. For a full complement of inclusions, visit Warranty coverage is eight years or 100,000 miles on hybrid componentry and five years or 70,000 miles on the gasoline powertrain. The basic warranty is four years or 60,000 miles with 24-hour roadside assistance. First and second scheduled maintenance services are free. If in an emergency breakdown, overnight lodging also is free but there are limitations. Ask a dealer for details.


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Bobby Sommer plays a guard in “Museum Hours.”

‘Museum Hours’ a fully realized work of art By ANN HORNADAY The Washington Post The filmmaker Jem Cohen has always made a study of vagrant, accidental beauty – from his urban essay films to the feature “Chain,” set in the midst of America’s vast corporate wasteland. With “Museum Hours,” Cohen has brought all of his philosophical aesthetic preoccupations to bear on a work that, while hewing to his career-long concerns, also represents a significant leap forward. More conventionally narrative than his previous films – but still boldly bucking convention when it comes to story, character and structure – “Museum Hours” is every bit as masterfully conceived and executed as the art works that serve as the film’s lively cast of supporting characters. The Canadian musician Mary Margaret O’Hara plays Anne, who is called to Vienna unexpectedly when a distant cousin falls ill. When Anne slips into the grand Kunsthistorisches Museum, she strikes up a conversation with a guard named Johann (Bobby Sommer), and the two embark on a tentative

friendship that eventually takes them beyond the bounds of the art museum’s hushed galleries and into a city filled with pain, beauty, humor and fleeting moments of transcendence. Cohen had nearly unfettered access to the Kunsthistorisches, where he films the museum’s collection of Brueghels with an eye toward their uncanny contemporary resonance – echoes made more palpable when he pulls the lens back to take in present-day museum visitors, whose own faces and bodies take on the sculptural grace and expressiveness of the pieces they’re contemplating. Like Brueghel, Cohen is drawn to the margins, resisting the hierarchy of foreground-vs.-background. O’Hara and Sommer possess a winsome, gently teasing chemistry that, through their wonderfully improvisatory performances, takes the shape of a relationship spontaneously growing before our very eyes. Cohen is too much of an iconoclast to force Anne and Johann into the traditional meet-cute, happy-ending romance, but part of the mystery of “Museum Hours” is wondering – and

coming to care deeply about – what form their delicate alliance might take. Like any collection of works of art, “Museum Hours” can be enjoyed on a multitude of levels: as a chance to see the Kunsthistorisches’ riches; as yet another travelogue of Vienna (joining a film tradition that spans “The Third Man” and “Before Sunrise”); as an unorthodox love story; as a slice of rootless, cosmopolitan life; as an experiment in rigorously uncoercive cinema. Whether viewers take one or all of these perspectives, they’ll come away from “Museum Hours” with a refreshed sense of their own world, bursting with questions about what we choose to elevate as art and how we might identify the poetic contours of our own lives. By radically shifting the frame, Cohen allows everyone – including his audience – to put themselves in the picture.

• “Museum Hours” has a four-star rating. The unrated film contains nudity and some smoking. The film runs 106 minutes.

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T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) (1888-1935), soldier/archaeologist/writer; James Cameron (1954), film director; Angela Bassett (1958), actress; Madonna (1958), singer/actress; Steve Carell (1962), actor/comedian.

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Worker dreams of trading cubicle for classroom Dear Abby: I am 39 and have been at my job for 15 years. I don’t enjoy it and haven’t since day one. The work is stressful and doesn’t bring me one single ounce of gratification. I have always wanted to be an elementary school teacher, but now I’m afraid that ship has sailed. I’m currently back in college for business (my job helps to pay my tuition) and feel like I’m not being fair to myself. I don’t like finance, and I was never good at math. I get paid well and am well-invested in my retirement plan, but I’m miserable every minute I must sit in my little cubicle. I consider it my jail cell. I need advice on where to take my career because I’m not getting any younger. Or is it too late? – Over The Hill In New Jersey Dear O.T.H.: You are not incarcerated, and you are only as trapped as you choose to make yourself. Most colleges have career counseling services, and you should avail yourself of

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips them. If teaching children is your heart’s desire, you will have to take the time to prepare for it, know ahead of time what opportunities are available and what the compensation is. Make it your business to find out before making any drastic changes. You’ll be glad you did. Dear Abby: I fervently want to help my daughter and her father (my ex) fix their relationship. They are both a lot alike – bullheaded and stubborn. They can’t see how much they hurt each other. My daughter feels he has chosen his “new” family (wife and stepchildren) over her because she isn’t invited to family game nights, dinners out, etc. He feels she doesn’t appreciate what he does for her. She’s expecting a baby (our

first grandchild) in December, and I think they should try to mend fences before the birth occurs. We lost our son (her brother) three years ago, and I know this figures into the family dynamic as well. I just don’t want to see them hurt each other anymore. Can you help me fix this? – Anxious In Colorado Dear Anxious: I wish you had clarified what your ex “does” do for his daughter, because from your description it appears he has done the minimum and little else. Having been excluded from “family game nights and dinners out,” it’s natural that she would feel her father made a new family and left her in the dust. While I admire your impulse to be the peacemaker, I don’t think you can fix this. Family counseling might be able to mend the rift, but only if all parties are willing. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Most people exposed to HPV never develop symptoms Dear Doctor K: A famous actor recently said he got throat cancer from oral sex. Could this be true? Dear Reader: I assume you’re referring to actor Michael Douglas, who recently divulged that his throat cancer could have been brought on by oral sex. He’s right. Oral sex is a common way to become infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), and HPV is a leading cause of mouth and throat cancers. There are about 200 different strains of HPV. Some strains cause warts; other strains cause cancer of the cervix, anus, penis and throat (including the base of the tongue and tonsils). Sexual contact, including oral sex and deep kissing, can transmit HPV from one person to another. Many men who have sex with other men are infected with HPV. Fortunately, most people sexually exposed to HPV never develop symptoms or health problems. That’s true even of the strains of HPV known to cause cancer. Most HPV infections go away by themselves. But in some people, the infection can persist and cause long-term problems, including cancer. There are ways to prevent HPV-related oral cancer, depending on your age. Pre-teens, teens

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff and young adults of both sexes can get vaccinated against HPV. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that both young women and young men be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine. The two available HPV vaccines provide excellent protection against sexually transmitted HPV. Avoiding oral sex will also protect against oral cancer, although not all cases of oral cancer are caused by this virus. These two vaccines were approved in 2006 and 2009. They have been available just a few years, and only about a third of the kids and young adults for whom the vaccines are recommended have received the vaccine. Nevertheless, a recent study by the CDC found that the number of young people infected with HPV has dropped considerably. Prior studies have shown that the vaccines given to girls and young women also reduce the risk of cancer of the cervix later in life. Vaccination won’t help people beyond their mid-20s or the millions of people already infected

with HPV. Using condoms can prevent the spread of the virus during penile-vaginal, penile-anal or penile-oral sex. Using a dental dam (a thin piece of latex) can help prevent the spread of the virus during oral-vaginal sex. If you’ve been infected with the virus, diagnosing an HPV-related oral cancer as early as possible greatly improves the chance of cure. See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms for more than two to three weeks: • A sore in your mouth or on your tongue that doesn’t heal. • Persistent pain with swallowing or sore throat. • A lump in your neck that persists. The discovery that HPV was the major cause of cancer of the cervix led to diagnostic tests for the virus, as well as to the HPV vaccines. These discoveries and inventions have been honored with the Nobel Prize and have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. It was government-supported research that made the discoveries possible.

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

Boyfriend who refuses to use condoms lacks respect Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and plan to get sexually intimate with my 17-year-old boyfriend. I’m not unhappy to lose my virginity, but I have a great fear of becoming pregnant. I even hate to think about it. Kyle said I must get on the pill because he refuses to use a condom. I know I need a doctor’s prescription to get birth control pills and I have arranged to have that done. I know that the pill stops a female’s ovulation and this prevents pregnancy, but I’m getting mixed signals on the percentage of effectiveness of the pill. Please enlighten me. – Jenny, Miami, Fla. Dear Jenny: If your boyfriend refuses to use a condom, he pretty much is signaling that he has no respect for you. You’re just a sex object to him – and all the worries about the consequences of premarital sex belong to you. For that reason, I strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to become sexually intimate with him. To answer your question, medical experts consider oral contraceptives (“the pill”) to be 98 percent effective. The 2 percent failure rate is a significant number. The pill combined with the use of a condom ups the “safe” percentage to 99 percent. Dr. Wallace: I’ll admit that I use marijuana to relax and unwind, but I don’t drink alcohol of any kind. My fiance doesn’t do drugs, but he unwinds by drinking a few cold ones (beer). I guess you could say that we are fortunate because mixing drugs and alcohol can lead to major problems. In our discussion, we were debating whether there were more users of drugs or alcohol in our society. He thought there

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace were more drug users, and I disagreed. Both of us are employed, so we can afford to support our habits. – Nameless, N. Aurora Dear Nameless: You and your fiance would be more fortunate if you put your hard-earned money to better use – you’d be amazed at the amount of money that’s wasted every year on addictive habits. According to a National Household Survey on Drug abuse, an estimated 13 million Americans abuse illegal drugs, and 20 million abuse alcohol. Of course, many of them – maybe most – abuse both. Dr. Wallace: I’m 13 and love my parents very much. My heart nearly broke in half two years ago when they were divorced. My dad got married a month later, and my mom remarried six months after that. This was a very sad time for me. I would lie in bed at night thinking how wonderful it would be if my parents could get back together. Well, guess what? Both of my parents are filing for a divorce because they discovered that they really do love each other and they are together again in our house. They plan to remarry in December, and I’m going to be my mother’s bridesmaid. Miracles do happen if you have faith. – Penny, San Francisco, Calif. Dear Penny: Thanks for sharing your story. I wish you and your newly reconciled parents all the success in the world in making things work this time around! • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Friday, August 16, 2013


Casey Stengel, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, said, “Without losers, where would the winners be?” In bridge, of course: A winner for one pair is a loser for the opponents. And when you are the declarer, you are advised to count your losers before playing from the board at trick one. After doing that, if you can also count your winners in a reasonable length of time – say, five minutes! – you should do so. I estimate that on about 20 percent of deals, counting winners will make the best line of play apparent. In this example, West leads the spade jack against four hearts. How should South play? South has four potential losers: one in each suit. And if that is as far as declarer went, he would probably win the first trick in his hand, cash the club ace and play a club to dummy’s queen. When it lost to East’s king and a spade came back, South would win on the board and try the diamond finesse (a better bet than the heart finesse, which would need East to have exactly king-doubleton). But when that finesse lost also, declarer would go down one and complain about bad luck. Now count winners. South has 10: two spades, five hearts, two diamonds and one club. All he needs to do is win with his spade king, cash the diamond ace, and play the diamond queen. West wins and leads another spade, but declarer takes that on the board and discards his remaining spade on the diamond jack. Then he plays on trumps, home and dry. Count losers and winners; at least one will help.

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Get Fuzzy is on vacation. Please enjoy this strip from Aug. 26, 2011.


The Pajama Diaries

Stone Soup

Pearls Before Swine


Rose Is Rose

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE Case No. 2012 CH 902 On September 12, 2013 certain real estate commonly known as 2.61 Acres at Rt. 38 and Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 will be sold at public auction as is to the highest and best bidder for cash:

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Formal Notice of this Judicial Sale of Real Estate will be found in the Legal Notices section of this newspaper with the above case number. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, August 2, 9 & 16, 2013.)

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Union National Bank, a national banking association, Plaintiff, THE PRIVATE SORORITY v. ~ Near St. Charles Library ~ Sondra Wyte-Maro, an individual; Quality, private living for employed women, teacher, nurse, divorcee. Chicago Title Land Trust Company $400 incl utils. 815-784-4137 as Trustee under Trust Agreement 1111574 dated December 18, 2002; Brady-Wyte Furniture Co., Ltd., an Illinois corporation; Unknown Owners; and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants.

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Case No. 12 CH 902 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a judgment heretofore entered by the said court in the above entitled cause, Patrick B. Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on Tuesday, the 12th day of September, A.D. 2013, at the


paid by 9:00 a.m. the following day afNOTICE TO CREDITORS, ter the sale. The subject property is UNKNOWN HEIRS, AND OTHER offered for sale without any repreINTERESTED PARTIES sentation or warranty as to quality or quantity or title or recourse to 1. Notice is hereby given of the Plaintiff. death of ROBERT C. ARBIZZANI, who died on May 29, 2013, a resFor information regarding this ident of Geneva, Kane County, Illireal estate, interested parties may nois. contact: Jeffrey S. Burns, Crowley 2. On July 31, 2013, an Order Barrett & Karaba, Ltd., 20 S. Clark was entered by the court admitting Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603, the Will of ROBERT C. ARBIZZANI (312) 917-3724. dated July 18, 1997 to probate, and appointing BARBARA B. ARDated: August 1, 2013 BIZZANI as the Executor of the estate. Jeffrey S. Burns (No. 17950) 3. The attorney of the Executor is Attorney for Plaintiff James D. Skaar, of the Law Office Crowley Barrett & Karaba, Ltd. of James D. Skaar, 220 South 20 South Clark Street, Suite 2310 Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134. Chicago, Illinois 60603 4. Within 42 days after the date 312.726.2468 of the Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a Petition (Published in the Kane County with the court to require proof of the Chronicle, August 2, 9 & 16, validity of the Will by testimony of 2013.) witnesses to the Will in open Court, or by other evidence, as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/6-21). PUBLIC NOTICE 5. Within six months after the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE date of the Order Admitting the Will SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT to Probate, you may file a Petition with the court to contest the validity KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS of the Will as provided under SecWells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor tion 8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). by merger to Wells Fargo Home 6. Claims of any creditor may be Mortgage, Inc., filed on or before March 30, 2014. Plaintiff, Any Claim not filed within that period is barred. Claims may be filed vs. with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 South Randall Road, St. Hildegarde Glueckstein; Bank of Charles, Illinois, 60174. A copy of America, NA; Jane Klunk; Therese any Claim filed with the Clerk must Glueckstein a/k/a Tess Glueckstein; be mailed or delivered to the ExRobert Glueckstein a/k/a Robert ecutor's attorney identified above at Glueckstein, Jr.; Elizabeth Brueck- the address of the Executor's attorman a/k/a Betsy Breuckman; Geof- ney given above within ten days affery Glueckstein a/k/a Geoff Glueck- ter the Claim has been filed. stein; John Glueckstein; Unknown 7. The estate will be adminisHeirs and Legatees of Carol A. tered without court supervision, unWinfield a/k/a Carol Wingfield; Un- less an interested party terminates known Owners and Nonrecord independent administration by filClaimants; Richard Kuhn, as Spe- ing a Petition to Terminate Indepencial Representative for Carol K. dent Administration under Article Wingfield a/k/a Carol Wingfield XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (deceased), (755 ILCS 5/28-4). Defendants. /s/ James D. Skaar 13 CH 1240 Attorney of the Executor

Attorney of the Executor: James D. Skaar Law Office of James D. Skaar Notice is hereby given to you, 220 South Third Street the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Geneva, IL 60134 Legatees of the decedent, Carol A. (630) 232-6000 Wingfield a/k/a Carol Wingfield, that on July 23, 2013, an order (Published in the Kane County was entered by the Court, naming Chronicle, August 9, 16 & 23, Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Wash- 2013.) ington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special PUBLIC NOTICE Representative of the above named decedent(s) under 735 ILCS 13- NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PIN: 09-32-400-031 1209 (Death of a Party). The BEFORE THE CITY OF cause of action for the Foreclosure ST. CHARLES PLAN COMMISSION Common Address: 2.61 Acres at of a certain Mortgage upon the Rt. 38 and Randall Rd., St. premises commonly known as: Notice is hereby given that a Charles, IL 60174 1105 Meghan Avenue, Algonquin, public hearing will be held by the Plan Commission of the City of St. Together with all buildings and IL 60102. Charles, Illinois on Tuesday, improvements thereon, and the ten(Published in the Kane County September 3, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. ements, hereditaments and appurChronicle August 9, 16, 23, 2013) in the City Training Room, 112 N. tenances thereunto belonging. Riverside Ave, St. Charles, Illinois. The purpose of this public hearing This property is commonly PUBLIC NOTICE is to hear testimony and make a known as 2.61 Acres at Rt. 38 and recommendation to the City CounRandall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 and contains vacant land. Terms IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE cil concerning a proposed amend16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ment to Title 17 entitled "Zoning" of of Sale: This real estate is being KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS the St. Charles Municipal Code (the sold in an "As Is Condition" for Zoning Ordinance), described as cash or certified funds and the successful bidder is required to deposit IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF follows: 10% of the bid amount at the time ROBERT C. ARBIZZANI, A petition filed by the City of St. Deceased. of the sale with the Kane County Charles requesting amendments to Sheriff and the balance to be paid General No. 13 P 420 Chapter 17.14 "Business and NOTICE TO HEIRS AND LEGATEES

CLASSIFIED hapt Mixed Use Districts" regarding permitted and specials uses and exemptions in the Downtown Overlay District. All persons who want to attend the public hearing to observe, ask questions, or offer testimony are welcome to do so. Anyone wishing to be heard for or against the proposed amendment may submit statements orally or in writing or both. A copy of the petition requesting said amendment is on file and is available for inspection during normal business hours at the St. Charles Planning Office, Two East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois and at the St. Charles Public Library, Adult Reference Desk, One South Sixth Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois. Dated this 17th day of August, 2013. Plan Commission of the City of St. Charles, Illinois Todd Wallace, Chairman. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, August 16, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE THE BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES OF THE ST. CHARLES PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT KANE AND DUPAGE COUNTIES, ILLINOIS ORDINANCE 2013/2014 - 1 ORDINANCE DETERMINING TO LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/2014 AN ADDITIONAL TAX OF UP TO 0.02% OF EQUALIZED OR ASSESSED VALUE OF TAXABLE PROPERTY FOR PARTICULAR BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH 75 ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES, SECTION 16/35-5 WHEREAS, the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, is a public library district organized pursuant to 75 ILCS 16/1-1 et seq., the Illinois Public Library District Act; and WHEREAS, the Board of Library Trustees of the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, is the corporate authority of said public library district, pursuant to statutory authority set forth in Sec. 16/30-35 of the aforesaid statute: and WHEREAS, Section 16/35-5(b) of the aforesaid act provides that the corporate authority may levy an additional tax of 0.02% of the value of all the taxable property in the district, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, for the purpose of sites and buildings, the construction and equipment of buildings, the rental of buildings required for library purposes, and maintenance, repairs, and alterations of library buildings and equipment; and WHEREAS, this Board hereby deems it in the best interest of and of the greatest benefit to the public library district and the electors thereof and the residents of said public library district that such revenue be made available for the aforesaid designated purposes as set forth by said law; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Trustees of the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, that: Section 1. The Board hereby determines to levy for 2013-2014 an

evy additional tax not to exceed a tax rate of 0.02% of the value of all the taxable property in the District, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, for the purchase of sites and buildings, for construction and equipment of buildings, the rental of buildings required for library purposes, and maintenance, repairs, and alterations of library buildings and equipment, pursuant to 75 ILCS 16/35-5, and for such other purposes set forth in the aforesaid statute. Section 2. Within 15 days after its adoption, this Ordinance shall be published at least once in one or more daily or weekly newspapers published or circulated in the District, or otherwise posted in accordance with law, and also the "Public Notice" attached hereto as "Annex A" hereof, shall be included with such publication or posting. Section 3. If, within the thirty (30) day period after publication of this Ordinance, a petition is filed in accordance with law, signed by electors of the District equal in number to ten (10) percent or more of the total number of registered voters in the district, asking that the question of levying such a 0.02% tax be submitted to the electors of the District, the question shall be submitted at the next applicable election, or at any special election called in accordance with law. Said election shall be conducted in all particulars as set forth by statutes. Section 4. If no petition is filed in accordance with law, this District shall then be authorized to levy the tax, and the tax levy ordinance for the forthcoming fiscal year may contain a direction to the County Clerk of the County or Counties within which the District lies to levy such additional tax. Section 5. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, and publication according to law, and any resolutions or ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed; and should any part of this Ordinance be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall affect only that part of this act specifically covered thereby, which shall be severable therefrom, and shall not affect any other provisions or parts of this act. PASSED by the Board of Trustees of the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, on the 7th day of August, 2013 by a vote of: AYES: Huntley, Hill, Haines, DeVault, Reese, Steimle NAYS: None ABSENT: McManus ABSTAINING: None (SEAL)

APPROVED: /s/ Victoria A. Haines President, Board of Trustees St. Charles Public Library District Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois ATTEST: /s/ Kimberly Reese Secretary, Board of Trustees "ANNEX A" PUBLIC NOTICE

The public is hereby notified regarding the above "Ordinance Determining to Levy for Fiscal year 2013-2014 an Additional Tax of up to 0.02 Percent of Equalized or Assessed Value of Taxable Property for Particular Building and Equipment Purposes in Accordance with 75 Illinois Compiled Statutes, Section 16/35-5" that:

Kane County Chronicle / 1. The specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of adoption of the Ordinance be submitted to the electors of the District is 3,780 voters. 2. The time in which the petition must be filed is from the date of publication of this Ordinance until 30 days hereof, being the 16th day of September, 2013. 3. The date of the prospective referendum, if one should be called pursuant to such petition, is the General Election, held Tuesday the 18th day of March, 2014. 4. The Secretary of the District shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. Dated this 7th day of August, 2013. /s/ Kimberly Reese Secretary, Board of Trustees St. Charles Public Library District Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois c/o The St. Charles Public Library One South Sixth Avenue St. Charles IL 60174 CERTIFICATE I, Kimberly Reese, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that I am the duly elected, qualified, and serving Secretary, and as such am keeper of the books and records of THE BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES OF THE ST. CHARLES PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT, KANE AND DUPAGE COUNTIES, ILLINOIS; and I DO FURTHER CERTIFY that the above attached "Ordinance Determining to Levy for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 an Additional Tax of up to 0.02% for Equalized or Assessed value of Taxable Property for Particular Building and Equipment Purposes in Accordance with 75 ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES, SECTION 16/35-5" is a true and correct copy of said ordinance which was presented, passed, and recorded by said Board at their Board meeting on August 7, 2013 by a vote of: AYES: Huntley, Hill, Haines, DeVault, Reese, Steimle NAYS: None ABSENT: McManus ABSTAINING: None

unningham Kane County Clerk DATED this 7th day of August, (Published in the Kane County 2013. Chronicle, August 2, 9 & 16, (SEAL) /s/ Kimberly Reese 2013.) Secretary, Board of Trustees (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, August 16, 2013.)


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