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Becky Burns, 14, (right) dances around as a bird while listening to music while theater director Kathleen Shackelford watches on the side during practice Saturday for their show.

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St. Charles man earns hunting honors

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By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man whose passion for hunting started in boyhood with a bow and arrow recently was honored by the Boone and Crockett Club for a caribou he harvested 25 years ago in Canada. The conservation and biggame hunting organization honored Edward Grzesik with a first award July 20 at its 28th Big Fame Awards Banquet in Reno, Nev. The trophy’s final score – 433-4/8 – was the total of a comprehensive series of measurements taken of its antlers. The 76-year-old’s interest in hunting developed as a boy, when he unsuccessfully targeted rabbits with a bow and arrow near Chicago Midway International Airport, he said. In his early 20s, his quarry expanded to big game – mule deer and antelope, he said, noting he was mostly self-taught. “The outdoor experience and being close to nature was what I enjoyed the most,” Grzesik said. But he also enjoyed the physical challenge required to hunt some animals, he said. For example, he said, to hunt sheep, which live in high altitudes and have excellent eyesight, hunters must climb to the tops of mountains and hunt down. Grzesik would run two to three miles a day for several months as preparation, he said. Additionally, hunters must prepare for the elements and be able to survive in the wilderness for days, Grzesik said, sharing his own experience of being stranded atop a mountain for nearly two weeks because of a snowstorm. He shared no such hardships when recounting the hunt that netted him the award-winning caribou. He harvested the Quebec-Labrador caribou in Schefferville, Quebec, the day after he encountered a migrating herd, he said. He and his guide were within 100 feet of the animals, he said, recalling the thunderous noise, clouds of dust and shaking ground. “It was a thrill of a life-

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shovels are asymmetrical or uneven in size, he said. Although the trophy had earned recognition from Safari Club International, Grzesik said, he didn’t realize how big it was until he saw a smaller caribou at the Boone and Crockett Club’s headquarters in Missoula, Mont. That’s what prompted him to have it scored by an official measurer, he said. Grzesik has since sold the trophy to Cabela’s and expects it will be displayed in

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Where did you grow up? Downers Grove Pets? A Pomeranian named Penelope and a cat named Aili Who would play you in the movie of your life? Katharine Hepburn First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you

want to be when you grew up? I wanted to ride a horse with the Canadian Mounties. Instead, I work at a landfill. Favorite charity? Habitat for Humanity Do you speak another language? Finnish, Dutch and German Do you play an instrument? The recorder What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I worked as a “wench” at a restaurant in Galena, and I put that on my resume. It got me an interview for a job at a landfill, and they hired me.

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Active Senior Expo at Kane County Fairgrounds WHAT: The Active Senior Expo will take place at the Prairie Events Center. In addition, free health screenings will be offered, and there will be door-prize drawings. WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Ron and Sandie Sing and Swing Musical Show will take place at noon. WHERE: Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles COST: Regular admission is $2; however, free admission coupons are available at www. activeseniorexpo.net. Parking is free. INFO: No registration is required. To learn more, call Silver Star Expositions at 630-6206347.

Welcome Club to meet in Geneva WHAT: The Welcome Club of the Fox Valley has planned its next general meeting. The club is open to women in surrounding communities. There are groups with activities such as book discussions, a writing circle, a walking group and lunch. WHEN: 10 a.m. Oct. 1

WHERE: Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva COST: Yearly dues are $25, and a newsletter and directory are provided to members. INFO: Call Suzanne at 630-406-1637 or visit www.welcomeclubfoxvalley.org.

Fourth Tuesday supper at St. Mark’s WHAT: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will have its next Fourth Tuesday Community Supper. On the menu for the September community supper are spaghetti and meatballs, garden salad, homemade Italian bread and Italian “meatball” cookies. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles COST: Community suppers are free of charge, and donations are appreciated. INFO: Call 630-584-8638, visit www. stmarksstc.org/SoulKitchen/SoulKitchen.html or follow it on Facebook at St. Mark’s 4th Tuesday Community Supper.

Second City show at Fermilab in Batavia WHAT: Second City will have a show at at

Fermilab. The improv-based sketch comedy group is know for producing talent such as Mike Myers, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Fermilab, Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia COST: $25, or $13 for those ages 18 and younger INFO: Call 630-840-2787 or visit www.fnal. gov/culture.

Bingo night at Elburn Lions Club WHAT: The Elburn Lions Club has bingo each Friday night at the clubhouse. The public is invited. WHEN: Friday nights. Doors open at 5 p.m., and jump-start bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: The Elburn Lions Club clubhouse, 500 Filmore St., Elburn COST: Food and drinks are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight- and hearing-impaired. INFO: Call 630-3656315.

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Kendall County hopefuls have eye on 50th District By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com Kendall County has placed a candidate in the Republican primary race to replace retiring State Rep. Kay Hatcher in the General Assembly to represent southwestern Kane County and northern Kendall. And perhaps two or more candidates from that county soon could launch their campaigns, as well. Julie Cosimo, a college administrator and instructor of Oswego, has begun circulating petitions to place her name on the ballot in Illinois’ 50th House District. Cosimo, 46, said she has worked for Benedictine University in Lisle in that school’s workforce development office for 16 years. She now oversees that office. She said that experience has prepared her to focus on the needs to make Illinois a better destination for em-

ployers, by both making the state more business-friendly and creating a better-trained and educated workforce. “We know that Springfield is in turmoil,” Cosimo said. “We all know about the high taxes, high spending and a big need for pension reform. “But my main goal will be to improve the educational system and to help people get jobs.” To date, the only other candidate to formally declare in the race is Beth Goncher of Aurora, who now serves as legislative aide to retiring state Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, who represents a different district. The 50th District seat opened up after Hatcher, R-Yorkville, announced earlier this summer that she was not seeking re-election in 2014. The field of candidates to succeed Hatcher could become crowded in coming

days. Former Blackberry Township Supervisor David Richmond confirmed he is considering jumping into the fray. He took runs at state legislative office in 2008 and 2012. “This is natural for me,” Richmond said. “I have a lot of good supporters encouraging me to run.” He said he intends to begin circulating petitions soon. And the candidate pool could go deeper with others, including past 50th District candidate and past Kendall County Republican Party Chairman Keith Wheeler of Oswego. Wheeler has also yet to formally announce, but said on his website that he and his family “are strongly considering a run” as he said he has “been contacted by many, many Republicans asking that I consider running for the Illinois General Assembly.”

8LOCAL BRIEF Wasco Diamonds host golf outing Friday DeKALB – The Wasco Diamonds girls fast-pitch softball program will host its 11th annual golf outing Friday. The event will be at 11:30 a.m. 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 630363-9775 or email jgarbarski@comcast.net. 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 served at 5:30 p.m.

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Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people. United Way is Connected, Interdependent, United. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

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he United Way of Central Kane County, through its partnerships with several local service agencies, is living united every single day. One example illustrates this is the Ecker Center in Elgin, Illinois. “Our mission is to provide accessible and affordable mental health services for all people who need them,” said Karen Beyer, Executive Director of the Ecker Center. “As the state of Illinois moves toward an all Medicaid funded community mental health system, under resourced individuals with mental illness who do not qualify for Medicaid have extremely limited resources available to assist with acquiring the treatment they need”.

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ithout the support provided via the United Way of Central Kane County, the Ecker Center finds it difficult to fulfill its mission. “These United Way dollars increase the functioning, happiness, and economic independence of people with mental illness, who may otherwise have nowhere else to turn,” said Karen. “And as a result we are also saving the Kane County Community money that would otherwise be spent on more costly modes of care.”

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inety-four cents out of every dollar collected by the United Way of Central Kane County, remains right here in Central Kane County communities. Last year several thousand local residents were helped by way of contributions made through the United Way of Central Kane County, via funding support that is provided to several outstanding agencies, like the Ecker Center.

If you would like to learn more or to make a gift, visit

www.unitedwayofcentralkanecounty.org Paula Yensen, Ph.D. Executive Director

United Way of Central Kane County 1020 Cedar Ave, Suite 214, St. Charles, IL 60174 630-377-1930


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Dan O’Brien watches his daughter, Elly, 13, play with drumsticks Saturday after a practice run through of their show for a theater camp for children with special needs. Erik Anderson for Shaw Media

Theater director Kathleen Shackelford (left) talks Saturday to Becky Burns, 14, (middle) and Elly O’Brien, 13, about their roles in the theater show during a gathering for a theater camp for children with special needs at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

On the stage Fox Valley Repertory hosts theater class for special-needs students By NICOLE WESKERNA

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nweskerna@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – It doesn’t take much to get Elly O’Brien on stage. Her dad, Dan O’Brien, realized that after his other daughter had just completed a play, and Elly, 13, of Geneva, hopped on stage right after the show. “She likes to sing in front of a mic, and that’s sometimes her only way to communicate,” Dan O’Brien said. He said that’s the reason he signed Elly up for Fox Valley Repertory’s new theater class geared toward children with special needs. The program launched this year with a summer session and is now heading into its fall session at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Students are practicing to put on a puppet show of “Three Billy Goats Gruff” at the end of Oc-

For information about Fox Valley Repertory’s theater class for special needs students, visit www.foxvalleyrep.org/education/ specialneeds.

tober. The idea for such a class came about through a group discussion among Fox Valley Repertory leaders, said education manager Tracy Whiteside. Early fall classes go through the end of October, and she said there’s still time to sign up. Later fall dates start in November and end in December. “We have had special-needs children in our classes, and we felt the community was being really under-served,” she said. “There’s really nothing else like this in the area.” The classes focus on youth

students with developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome or any intellectual disability. Show director Kathleen Shackelford spent time Saturday – the first day of the fall session – getting to know her new students by introducing various aspects of theater, especially those that trigger sensory and tactile responses, such as puppet designs, music and interpretive dancing. Shackelford, who has worked with special-needs students at Community High School in West Chicago for nine years, said exposing special-needs students to the arts is one of the most important aspects of the class. “There should be something for everyone,” she said. “Clearly, the girls have talent and love to express themselves.”

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Richard Burns Father of student Becky Burns other students and express themselves in a safe environment. Dan O’Brien said Elly has some experience performing rhythmic gymnastics with the Special Olympics, and she also likes to perform and sing in front of mirrors at home. She responded particularly well in her first class to playing music and dancing. “I signed her up for the class to help her more with social skills,” he said. “It’s good for her. It helps her engage and talk more.”

Planners OK design for Walgreens By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Batavia Enterprises on Wednesday took another step forward in its plans to bring a new Walgreens store to downtown Batavia. Plan commissioners recommended approval of the project’s design. Batavia Enterprises wants to move Walgreens from its current location at 138 W. Wilson St. in the Batavia Plaza into a 14,500-square-foot building with a drive-thru just east of East China Inn in the same shopping center. Batavia Enterprises owns Batavia Plaza. The plans still have to receive city approval. The plans for the store have elicited debate in part because the store would be set back about 70 feet from Wilson Street. The city’s zoning code requires a front building setback to be 10 feet or less. Plan commissioners recommended approval of the project’s design with several conditions, including that stamped asphalt be used for all the parking lot pedestrian

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The proposed new Walgreens store in downtown Batavia is seen in an illustration. crossings. Commissioners debated whether to require stamped asphalt or brick pavers, but staff said that stamped asphalt would require less maintenance than brick pavers. “I think stamped asphalt is an acceptable alternative,” Batavia Community Development Director Scott Buening said. The proposal also features two pocket parks with seating areas. “When this is all done, I think that it will be something that Batavia will be proud of,” Batavia Enterprises Vice President Austin Dempsey said.

He said construction of the new store must begin by March to deliver the building to Walgreens corporate leaders by the end of September 2014. The project has been in the planning stages since 2010. The project is in a tax increment financing district. Once a municipality creates a TIF, its property assessment is frozen and new or increased taxes generated by improvements are used to pay for improvements or other development incentives. TIF financing for the project is expected to be discussed later this month at a city Joint Committee of the Whole meeting.

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She said audiences probably will be surprised at how evolved the play will be by the time students put on the show. Currently, the play is written out on a template filled with ideas about making puppets, play scenery and creating tickets for the show. Student Becky Burns, 14, of Warrenville, already has been in several plays, including playing a mouse in a “Cinderella” musical, as well as participating in a weeklong choir camp in Carbondale. Her dad, Richard Burns, said Becky also likes to write play scripts. “I think doing this is a great chance to learn how to cooperate and follow directions,” Richard Burns said. “A lot of acting is following directions and just learning how to get along with people.” Whiteside said theater is a “great, creative way” for students to learn how to communicate, socialize with

“I think doing this is a great chance to learn how to cooperate and follow directions. A lot of acting is following directions and just learning how to get along with people.”

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Anderson Road work contract awarded; work to begin soon By JONATHAN BILYK jbilyk@shawmedia.com ELBURN – Work to extend Anderson Road could begin in the next few weeks, and cars could be driving across the new bridge as soon as the end of next year. And the project could come in more than 25 percent less expensive than first estimated, Kane County transportation officials confirmed. Late last week, the Illinois Department of Transportation awarded the bid for the Anderson Road project to Elgin-based contractor Martam Construction and Romeoville road builder Herlihy Mid-Continent for $14.4 million. The bid amount comes in almost $5.5 million less than the official Kane County engineer’s estimate of $19.8 million, said Steve Coffinbargar, the county’s assistant direc-

tor of transportation. “We are still seeing some favorable bid prices on projects out there,” Coffinbargar said. “And that’s good news.” He said preconstruction meetings with the contractors will be held in coming days, at which time the contractors and public transportation officials will hammer out details of how the construction will be carried out, including a more firm timeline. For now, however, Coffinbargar said the contract calls for 220 working days, which still can be influenced positively or negatively by weather conditions during the work. Should work begin by mid-October, Coffinbargar said “the majority of the work” could be done by late 2014, meaning vehicles will be able to access the new stretch of road at that time, should the work not be too delayed

by weather. Final details around the new roadway would then be completed by mid-2015, he said. “Fingers crossed, that’s what we’re hoping for,” he said. Officials with Kane County and the village of Elburn have sought the project for years. The county had ranked the project one of its top transportation priorities, as it would create a new overpass of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Elburn as an alternative to the oft-backed up rail crossing on Route 47 in Elburn’s downtown. Under the proposal, Anderson Road would be extended from its terminus just south of Route 38 on Elburn’s east end to Keslinger Road near the Elburn Metra station. The project is being largely financed from federal and state transportation dollars.

8LOCAL BRIEFS VFW’s annual essay contest underway Cmdr. Matthew M. Mihelcic of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Illinois has announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition.” Sixth- through eighth-graders have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars. Students begin by competing at the local post level. Post winners advance to district level. Eighteen district winners compete in the state competition. The state winners compete for $46,000 in awards at the national level, and the national champion wins $5,000. Each year, around 125,000 students participate nationwide. Students are invited to write a 300- to 400-word essay on a patriotic theme. The theme for 2013-14 is “What Patriotism Means to Me.” The deadline for student

entries is Nov. 1. Interested students and teachers should contact the nearest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, or email vfwil@ vfwil.org for information. Entry forms and contest rules may be downloaded at www.vfw. org/Community/Patriot-s-Pen.

Charity run to benefit mental illness alliance BATAVIA – A run to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness is set for Oct. 5 in Batavia. The NAMI 5K Charity Run for Mental Health will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Visit the event website at www.nami5k.com. Online registration costs $25. Funds support NAMI-DKK, which service DeKalb, southern Kane and Kendall counties. The first 500 registered will receive T-shirts. For information, email info@ nami5k.com.

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Born: Jan. 30, 1943, in Waukegan Died: Sept. 16, 2013; in Batavia

sister, Jess; maternal grandparents, Jim (Nancy) Capron; paternal grandparents, Ron (Menky) Mata; paternal great-grandmother, Sylvia Troop; and a wonderful large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A celebration of RJ’s life will be at 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Ferson Creek Park, on Route 31 north of Route 64, St. Charles. Anyone wishing to share their memories is encouraged to come and share stories and pictures. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes’ obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-5840060 or like Yurs on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

ROBERT JOSEPH ‘RJ’ MATA Born: Nov. 17, 1988; in New Haven, Conn. Died: Sept. 17, 2013 CHICAGO – Robert Joseph “RJ” Mata, 24, of Chicago and formerly of St. Charles, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. He was born Nov. 17, 1988, in New Haven, Conn., to Robert and Gretchen Mata. RJ completed his associate’s degree from Tribeca Flashpoint Academy in Chicago and worked as a sound engineer and stage hand. He loved shooting sports, disc golf and music. He is survived by his parents;

CAROL JOY (HECKMAN) MORRISON Born: April 11, 1931 Died: Sept. 6, 2013 CLEVELAND – Carol Joy Heckman was born in Cleveland, to A.A. and Carol Joy (King) Heckman. At the age of 2, the family moved to St. Paul, Minn. Growing up in St, Paul, she excelled in academ-

ics and with the school newspaper. She graduated in the top of her 1948 Central High class. After high school, she attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She continued to excel at academics and expanded her skills in journalism. While she was at Vassar, she was admitted into the Phi Betta Kappa honor society. She graduated with distinction in May 1952. Carol Joy married her high school sweetheart, George E. Morrison III, on Nov. 28, 1952. Together, they traveled the U.S. and Pacific, while George advanced in the Army. Throughout their travels, Carol Joy kept up her love of journalism by writing for the Army post newspaper or rewriting the words of popular tunes for local entertainment. Her other hobbies included camping and canoeing in the Boundary Waters canoe area, knitting and all types of reading. In 1966, Carol and George left the military and began new careers. Carol became a librarian for the Ottawa Public Library in Ottawa, and George became a safety engineer for Marbon Chemicals. Carol helped countless students research their papers and learn more about the world around them. In 1977, she earned her master’s degree in library science from Northern Illinois University. In 1978, Carol and George moved to St. Charles and Carol became a reference librarian for the DuPage Library System. She retired from the library system in June 1996. Carol is survived by her husband, George; and their three children, George the IV, Guy and Carol Joy, and their families; her sister, Nancy (Heckman) Thompson; and her brother, A.A. Heckman, MD. Please sign the guest book at

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SHARON ‘SHARI’ RENNER Born: Dec. 27, 1945; in Aurora Died: Sept. 17, 2013 ST. CHARLES – Sharon “Shari” Renner, 67, of St. Charles, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. She was born Dec. 27, 1945, to Earl and Marian Renner in Aurora. She attended school in St. Charles, graduating in the class of 1964. She was employed by Siemens in West Chicago for 42 years. She was a member of the St. Charles Loyal Order of the Moose for more than 46 years, achieving the level of The College of Regents. She is survived by her brother, Gary (Sue) Renner of Florida; three nieces, Kimberly (Bram) Hornstein of Elk Grove, and Anne and Beth of California; great-nephew, Brenen; and great-nieces, Baily and Tessa. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack Renner; and nephew, John. All services were private. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes’ obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes. com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-584-0060 or like Yurs on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

8LOCAL BRIEFS D-304 to destroy special education records GENEVA – Geneva School District 304 will destroy special education records from the 2007-08 school years of students who graduated, transferred or were dismissed from special services. Special-education records may include reports of psychological and social work evaluations, multidisciplinary planning conferences, annual reviews, copies of Individual-

ized Education Programs and other relevant information. If parents or students want those records, they should call Kristi in the Student Services Office at 630-463-3061 before Oct. 11.

Workshop in Horse Boy Method set for Sept. 29 MAPLE PARK – A workshop in the Horse Boy Method is set for Sept. 29 and 30 at the Monte Cristo Equestrian Center, 45W050 Beith Road, Maple

Park. Rupert Isaacson will offer the workshop on “the most cutting-edge way to work with individuals with special needs, horses and nature.” The Horse Boy Method is aimed to encourage communication with and engage the intellect of people with neuro-sensory conditions. For information, call Lisa Diersen at 630-272-3077 or email lisa@equusconceptsllc.com.

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BATAVIA – Dawne Carroll Kahle, 70, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Batavia Rehabilitation and Health Center in Batavia. She was born Jan. 30, 1943, in Waukegan, the daughter of Robert and Lois (nee Maiman) Huffman. Dawne graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in science and worked as a microbiologist for Abbott Laboratories, MWRD, Loyola, West Suburban Hospital and Cargill during her career. She was a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She was a master leatherworker and a member of the Prairie State Leather Guild for many years. Dawne was very active in Boy Scouts of America and was a Scout recipient of the Burton and Silver-Beaver awards. She also was the Cub Scout Leader of Pack 99 for more than nine years. She is survived by her lifelong love, James F. Kahle; her children, Kevin (Mae) Kahle of Garden Grove, Calif., Mark (Christine) Kahle of Cortland and Robin Kahle of Chicago; her grandchildren, Alex and Katherine Kahle; a brother, Tom (Annie) Huffman of Antioch; a sister, Linda Carl-Winer of Waukegan; her best friend, Richard A. Devine; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. The visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at

Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva. Memorials may be directed to Boy Scouts of America: ThreeFires Council Norris Scout Center, 415 N. Second St., St. Charles, IL 60174, or Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois. For information, contact Moss-Norris Funeral Home in St. Charles at 630-584-2000 or visit www.mossfuneral.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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8POLICE REPORTS St. Charles • Alec James Muren, 22, of the 3000 block of Twin Oaks Drive, Joliet, was charged Sunday, Sept. 15, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent and speeding. • Juana Belle Alonzo, 36, of the 0-100 block of Poplar Creek Drive, Elgin, was charged Monday, Sept. 9, with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper backing and improper lane use. • Jake D. Whitehead, 21, of the 3N300 block of Knollview Court, Elburn, was charged Wednesday, Sept. 11, with illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver. • Johnathan C. Apida, 20, of the 1800 block of Pleasant Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, Sept. 11, with illegal transportation of alcohol by a passenger and underage drinking. • A $580 iPhone was reported stolen Tuesday, Sept. 10, from the Q Center, 1405 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. A $40 case, driver’s license, gift card and credit card also were taken. • The windshield of a 2003 International 4200 truck in the 3000 block of East Main Street, St. Charles, was reportedly damaged overnight Friday, Sept. 13. Replacement costs were estimated at $400. • A $400 smartphone was reportedly stolen Thursday, Sept. 12, from a 2001 Hyundai in the 200 block of North Randall Road, St. Charles. • A 64-gallon garbage can was reported stolen Thursday, Sept. 12, from the 1400 block of Madison Avenue, St. Charles. • Timothy Curtis Audet, 19, of the 1200 block of Walnut Street, St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, Sept. 11, with driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. His vehicle reportedly hit a house in the 0-100 block of South 13th Street in St. Charles. Audet told police his brakes failed. Campton Hills • David E. Buterbaugh, 47, of the 42W600 block of West Mary Drive, Campton Hills, was charged Friday, Sept. 13, with disorderly conduct and possession of fireworks. He reportedly continued to set off fireworks after Campton Hills police told him to stop.

8LOCAL BRIEFS ‘Mozart for the Masses’ planned in January ST. CHARLES – In January, the St. Charles Singers and Metropolis Chamber Orchestra will be joined by Anima, the internationally recognized, Glen Ellyn-based youth choral organization, for “Mozart for the Masses,� the eighth installment in the St. Charles Singers’ Mozart Journey series. “Mozart for the Masses� will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster Ave., Chicago; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Baker Memorial Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. For information, visit www.

stcharlessingers.com. Tickets are $40 for general adult admission, $30 for seniors 65 and older and $10 for students. For information, call 630-5135272.

Community invited to homecoming kickoff AURORA – The community is invited to help kick off Marmion Academy’s homecoming week with a block party at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the school’s campus located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. Events begin with a parade/ pep rally at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lighting of the bonfire at 7:30 p.m.

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take on the Montini Catholic Broncos at Marmionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fichtel Field. The sophomore game begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7:30 p.m. Halftime festivities include the presentation of the 2013 homecoming court and the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Pass-in-Review. Students from Marmion Academy and Rosary High School will wrap up the week on Sept. 28 at a homecoming celebration at Funway, 1335 S. River St., Batavia. For information, call 630-8976936 or visit www.marmion. org.

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Aldermen are exploring the idea of charging property owners a fee to cover the cost of ongoing stormwater management. The issue was discussed at Tuesday’s Joint Committee of the Whole meeting. Batavia civil engineer Andrea Podraza told aldermen that in the past few years, the city’s engineering and public works street division have been continually trying to keep up with drainage issues and problems.

“The drainage program project list continues to grow at a rate faster than staff can resolve previously reported issues,” Podraza said. “The reason is staff time is limited, as are city funds to remedy these problems.” The city has budgeted about $50,000 a year for its drainage program. But she said “that amount barely scratches the surface as new drainage problems continue to pop up.” Podraza said creating a stormwater utility charge would provide consistent

funds annually which would help the city maintain its storm sewer infrastructure along with the maintenance of detention basins, creeks and the Fox River shoreline. As engineering consultant Greg Chismark told aldermen, the fee would be determined based on how much of the property is covered by impervious surfaces, such as a driveway. “That is the typical method by which rates are determined,” Chismark said. “There is a direct correlation to the amount of runoff.”

Aurora is the closest community to Batavia that has a stormwater utility fee. It charges single-family owners $3.45 a month. Sixth Ward Alderman Lisa Clark voiced support for the idea. “Everybody is paying their fair share,” Clark said. “Everybody is being treated equally.” But Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke voiced concerns about implementing such a fee, especially in the face of a possible increase in electric rates.

“Many of our residents are hurting,” Schielke said. “I don’t know if I could honestly support this. I have serious reservations about us going much further with this at this time.” In reply, 4th Ward Alderman Susan Stark said people are going to have to pay one way or another, whether through property taxes or a fee. “Someone has to pay for these things,” she said. “The infrastructure needs to be fixed. The money has to come from somewhere.”

8LOCAL BRIEFS ST. CHARLES – Acosta’s Consignment, an upscale furniture and décor consignment store, is opening a second location at 116 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Acosta’s is moving into the former Amlings Flowerland location. Amlings after more than 20 years in the St. Charles location had closed their store in May, but had plans to reopen this fall. Acosta’s and Amlings will be sharing the space, bringing a combination of furniture, décor, florals and gifts. The store plans on opening before the Scarecrow Festival on Oct. 11. For information, visit www.acostasconsignment. com. The existing store is at 1920 W. Main St., St. Charles.

Program, website aim to help teachers GENEVA – The Discover FONA educational program and its new website aims to help teachers bring food and flavor science to life for their students. The website – www.fona. com/discover-fona – is a resource for teachers with lesson plans, demonstrations, tools and resources for hands-on learning and exploration into the food and flavor industries.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Chef unveils cookbook GENEVA – Chef Alain Roby unveils the second edition of his cookbook, “Alain Roby’s American Classics, Casual and Elegant Desserts,” on Oct. 11. Roby, of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, holds three Guinness World Records for his creations of the world’s tallest cooked sugar building, the world’s tallest chocolate sculpture and the world’s longest candy cane. All Chocolate Kitchen is at 33 S. Third St. in Geneva. For information, visit www.AllChocolateKitchen.com or call 630-2322395.

Annual grant program accepting applications ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles Youth Commission is accepting applications through Dec. 2 for its annual Challenge Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to youth-designed and youth-driven projects directed toward the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people in the community. Guidelines are outlined and included in the application. Application forms are available at most school locations; the St. Charles Municipal Center Building, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles; or online at www.stcharlesil.gov. Questions should be directed to ZURKO’S MIDWEST PROMOTIONS ���� � ����������� � ����

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Fall Classic set Oct. 5 ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Knights of Columbus has set its Fall Classic 5K run and 2K walk event for 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The cost is $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. For information, call 630-5147703. Proceeds will benefit the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus, including Special Olympics and Hope for Haitians, helping those with mental disabilities and disaster relief.

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Campton Township Prairie Fest planned for Saturday KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com CAMPTON TOWNSHIP – Campton Township’s seventh annual Prairie Fest is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday – rain or shine – at historic Corron Farm, 7N761 Corron Road, Campton Township. Parking, admission and refreshments are free. The event will feature hay wagon tours of the prairie and oak savanna; tours of the 1850s brick Greek Revival home built by Robert

On the Web For information, visit www.corronfarmpreservationsociety.org or www.camptontownship.com.

C. Corron; and a children’s corner of scavenger hunts and games. The Corron Farm Preservation Society will hold a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the rehabilitation of the 1870s-era dairy barn. This year, the society has

an anonymous donor who will match 20 percent of other donations up to $1,000. The society also will ask festival guests to complete a survey on the fate of the dairy barn. Options include restoring the entire structure, restoring only the oldest part of the structure and dismantling the structure entirely. Visit www.corronfarmpreservationsociety.org or www.camptontownship. com for information.

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Students have better things to learn than cursive writing BLOOMBERG NEWS Like 32-volume encyclopedias or cassette tapes, cursive writing has become a casualty of technology. Why learn how to draw that funny-looking crooked triple loop when you can just tap the shift key and the letter Z on your mobile phone? Yet misgivings over the eclipse of cursive-writing instruction are provoking a backlash, with some state legislators overriding decisions to drop the lessons. Most American adults were taught that print writing was a step to cursive, the mark of true literacy. So it’s fair to ask – will students deprived of this skill be lacking something essential? In a word, no. Literacy, it’s worth remembering, is an evolving concept. For three centuries – until pocket calculators became common in the mid-1970s – students had to master the slide rule to quickly solve complex math problems, such as determining a number’s square root. Today, most kids probably couldn’t click on a slide rule even if it were right on the screen in front of them. School districts that have stopped teaching cursive understand that people will increasingly “write” with keyboards; they don’t require a second, fancier form of handwriting. For these reasons, the Common Core State Standards Initiative sponsored by the National Governors Association excluded cursive from its recommended curriculum, which has been adopted by 45 states, including Illinois. The standards require students to demonstrate proficiency in using a keyboard to type at least a page in a single sitting by the fourth grade. Legislatures in California, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia

have responded by mandating cursive teaching. Similar bills have been introduced in five other states this year. This counteraction is the product of an understandable but unhelpful attachment to tradition. The blowback also is a result of flawed reasoning. There’s an argument that new generations must master cursive in order to read their forebears’ cursive documents. Yet students who can read print can be taught to read cursive in as little as an hour without spending the months of practice necessary to master formation of the loopy, connected letters of cursive. There’s also an argument that cursive writing bestows benefits to the brain. This is far from established science. Some of the cited research actually deals with any writing by hand, including printing, while some is simply insubstantial. The issue is how students spend their limited time in school. In districts where cursive has been dropped, its former teachers have been among the most enthusiastic, because the change liberates them to teach more valuable subjects. Noting that students who wrote their SAT essays in cursive scored slightly higher than those who printed them, proponents of cursive instruction conclude that the cursive writers wrote more quickly and efficiently and could thus focus better on the substance of their writing. Perhaps. In this digital age, however, the better question is why anyone is still writing SAT essays out longhand. That’s the view to the future that state legislators should keep in mind as they consider the case of cursive instruction. Students have more important things to learn, which they no doubt would be happy to describe in an email.

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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A sensible solution To the Editor: I’m a senior in college, and I worry about what my life will be like after I graduate. Whether it is finding a job or a place to live, there are plenty of things to worry about. What worries me the most though? How to pay off my student loans. I’m not the only one – many of my college friends are also scared and overwhelmed by the debt that they accumulate during their time in college. That is why I support representatives like Congressman Peter Roskam, who supports tying student loans to

Editorial board Jim Ringness

Kathy Gresey Jay Schwab

Al Lagattolla Kate Schott

market-based interest rates. In fact, he voted for HR 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (also known as the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act ), which was signed into law last month and does just that. This approach could have saved the average student up to $3,400 through college, had there been a market-based interest rate during their time. Instead of tying student loan interest rates to the whim of Congress, which they then use as a political tool, it is better to switch to an independent market-based approach. Con-

gressman Roskam is helping not only to keep student loan rates down, but he is also trying to actually solve a problem for the long term. What was signed into law is not a radical idea; it has nothing to do with party, but everything to do with the education of this nation’s youth. Although paying these loans off will never be easy – and it will take me a long time – Congress has done the right thing in making these loans manageable and sensible. Brian Anderson North Aurora

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ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles has not yet chosen a new economic development director, a post Chris Aiston left July 31. City Administrator Mark Koenen said staff members are determining the best structure for the city, as well as its needs. Short term, he said, those in other departments, such as Community Development Director Rita Tungare, can cover the economic development department responsibilities. Mayor Ray Rogina echoed Koenen’s statements. He said the city is evaluating its options and is asking such questions as, “Can we do this more efficiently?” Rogina expects staff will present options to the St. Charles City Council by the end of the year. He said that doesn’t mean the council will take action by then. Another position in the economic development department – the coordinator post – has been open since Michael Mertes left in early July for a job in another suburb. Koenen said the city will

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Police: STC road closures planned during marathon KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Traffic on several roads in downtown St. Charles will be affected by running events this weekend, according to a St. Charles Police Department news release. South First Street between Illinois and Indiana streets will be closed for the CASA Kane County Fox Valley Kids Marathon, set for 3 p.m. Saturday. The Prairie Street bridge will close temporarily at the start of the children’s run. The closure is expected to be less than 30 minutes. Sunday, traffic will be affected by the Fox Valley Marathon, which is set for 7 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. The race begins in St. Charles along South First Street and the Illinois Street bridge. Runners will continue south to Aurora before returning to the finish line on the Illinois Street bridge in St. Charles.

Runners will travel south on South First Street until the road meets with South Second Street. At that point, runners and motoring traffic will share the road. Officers directing traffic will move one lane of traffic at a time until the final runner has passed into Geneva. About an hour after the race begins, officers and emergency personnel will be along Riverside Avenue to help direct traffic for the return phase. Several east-side roads along the river will be detoured or divided because of the runners. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time and patience when commuting throughout the city. Vehicles that need to cross the Fox River should use the Main Street bridge in St. Charles or the State Street bridge in Geneva. The Prairie Street and Illinois Street bridges in St. Charles will be closed during the entire marathon.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Local art sale scheduled Sunday in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – A local art sale benefiting Alopecia Areata is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. There will be local artists, a silent auction and a bake sale. Proceeds will benefit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Alopecia is incurable auto-immune condition that affects children, women and men. For information, email art4alopecia@gmail.com.

Grand opening set for equestrian center MAPLE PARK – The grand opening celebration for the

Monte Cristo Equestrian Center is set for Sept. 28 at 45W050 Beith Road, Maple Park. The day will include equestrian events, presentation of the Remembrance Table by Jerry Paulsen, color guard by the United States Army, music by members of the Drifters now preforming as “The Three of Us”, demonstrations of equine therapy with Rupert Isaacson, food, dancing horses, equestrian vendors and more. The entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for those ages 6 to 15. Head trainer and founder of the school is Enrique Martinez. For information, email lisa@ equusconceptsllc.com or call 630-272-3077.

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Prime Bistro emphasizes good burgers By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Matt Dakan thinks customers at his new restaurant, Prime Bistro, will be blown away once they sink their teeth into one of their burgers. Using grass-fed beef makes all the difference, he said, noting that it’s half the cholesterol of a regular burger and includes some of the “good” fatty acids you can find in olive oil. “I wasn’t a believer until I actually ate one,” said Dakan, the new owner of the former River Rockhouse in St. Charles, which had its soft opening on Sept. 6. Dakan said his goal is to serve the best burger in the area, and while the menu still is being refined, it already features 11 burger selections to satisfy just about every palate. Burgers include The Cowboy, a burger topped with onion rings, applewood bacon, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce; the Tortilla, a burger wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla topped with tomato, onion, pickled jalapeños, avocado, paquito cilantro and monterey jack cheese; and the Big Chili Cheese Fries, Texas toast topped with a burger and fries and lathered in chili, cheese and onions. Then there’s the Godfather, which keeps it simple with provolone cheese, tomato, basil and balsamic dressing. Other burger innovations include the Oooo It’s HOT, a burger topped with monterey jack cheese, pickled jalapeños, grilled onions and jalapeño poppers; and the Chicago-inspired Old Style burger, which has all the toppings a Chicagoan would expect on a hot dog – relish, onion, sport peppers, mustard and tomatoes. While burgers are the menu staple, Prime Bistro also offers cage-free, steroid-free and hor-

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The Walnut Salad, Blues burger and Cowboy burger are shown at the new Prime Bistro restaurant, located at 106. S. Riverside Ave. in St. Charles.

mone-free chicken in dishes such as the BLT Chicken Salad and the chicken tenders. Dakan, who moved to St. Charles from southern California, also incorporated some flavors inspired by his home state into the menu. The Cali burger is one example of that; it is topped with avocado, Swiss cheese, mixed greens and ranch dressing. The Cali Fries dish also pays homage to Dakan’s home state.

The appetizer includes a plate of fries, thousand island dressing, grilled onions, shredded cheese and green onions. Dakan said he owned a pizza restaurant in California, and the menu at Prime Bistro includes a selection of flatbread pizzas. But Dakan said he didn’t want pizza to be the main focus of the restaurant. He said the burgers are served with a steak knife stuck handleside-up through the sandwich. “When you order our burger, it presents like a challenge,” he said. “One of our biggest things is ingredients. We spend a little more and try not to reflect that on our menu.”

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ART IN YOUR EYE ART FESTIVAL WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 WHERE: Batavia Riverwalk Park, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia COST & INFO: The Art in Your Eye Fine Art Festival is a two-day event featuring an outdoor ine-art show, indoor art show, art demonstrations, hands-on children’s art activities and live music. The Teen Writers Slam poetry performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the indoor theater. The festival will take place rain or shine. There is no cost to attend.

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WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 Randall Road, St. Charles COST & INFO: The 31st annual Autumn Country Folk Art Festival will feature handmade antique furniture, folk art, Halloween and Christmas items, crafts and antiques. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Cost to attend is $8 on Friday, $6 on Saturday and $4 on Sunday. Children younger than 15 will be admitted free of charge.

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WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 WHERE: Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin COST & INFO: The ifth annual Elgin Short Film Festival will show ilms ranging from ive to 20 minutes in length. Audience members can cast votes for their favorite ilm during intermission. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and the audience. Tickets cost $5. For information, visit www. hemmens.org.

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WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 WHERE: Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva COST & INFO: Locals can celebrate the fall season during the Geneva Park District Foundation’s 2013 Autumn Fair. The events kicks off with pony rides, crafts, hay rides, musical entertainment, a petting zoo, birds-of-prey exhibit, a basket rafle and more. Admission to the event is free, with minimal fees for some activities, food and beverages. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks.org.

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WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 WHERE: Fermilab is at Pine Street and Kirk Road in Batavia COST & INFO: Second City, an improv-based sketch comedy group known for producing talents such as Mike Myers and Tina Fey, will perform at Fermilab. Tickets cost $25 for the public and $13 for those 18 and younger. For information, visit www.fnal.gov/culture.


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Grand Funk Railroad coming to Elgin By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com With hits like “We’re An American Band” and “Some Kind of Wonderful,” Grand Funk Railroad was a big part of the musical landscape in the 1970s. Grand Funk Railroad will perform with Night Ranger on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Festival Park in Elgin, which is adjacent to the Grand Victoria Casino, as part of the Rock ‘N Roll Jackpot Concert Series. Tickets start at $15 and more information is available by visiting www.grandvictoriacasino.com. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to founding Grand Funk Railroad member Don Brewer about the band’s illustrious career.

Eric Schelkopf: You guys are coming to Elgin with Night Ranger. Don Brewer: Yeah, we’ve done some shows over the

past few years with Night Ranger. Good guys.

ES: What should people expect from the show? Are you going to be going through all your hits? DB: Yeah, it’s pretty much the hits. We stick to the hits. We know that’s what they want to hear. We also do a few new things, but we really focus on the hits.

ES: And, of course, Grand Funk Railroad has accomplished so much in its career. For one thing, you broke The Beatles record by selling out Shea Stadium in just 72 hours. Did you ever think you guys could do that? DB: No, we were just three guys from Flint, Mich., and we started this band. And all of a sudden, it took off. We were playing all over the world. We were playing baseball stadiums in Tokyo. We never really dreamed that it would be that big. It was truly a fantasy thing. It was a lot of fun; it

was really exciting. And I’m 65 now and this is 45 years for this band. And did I ever think that would happen? No.

ES: And yet the group still hasn’t been nominated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. DB: Yeah, you know, I think that’s a political thing. If you notice all the people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at one time or another were darlings of Rolling Stone magazine. We were never on the Rolling Stone magazine list of favorite bands, so our chances are pretty slim of getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

ES: But you don’t take that personally. DB: I don’t take it personally because I think it is totally irrelevant if we’re in the Hall of Fame or not. The writers who wrote back then about us are not the same writers that are there today. We accomplished a huge amount of success, and here we are 45 years later. Most of

those writers are gone, and we’re still around. So there you go.

ES: And, of course, you penned the band’s biggest hit, “We’re An American Band,” and you also sang and played drums on it. What was the idea behind the song? DB: We were going through a major transition right at that time. Around 1972, we had fired our manager/ producer, and we had a huge lawsuit going on. At the same time, FM radio was going through a huge transition from being the FM underground format to more of a hit radio thing. Everything had to be three minutes long. So, it was obvious that we had to make some changes, if we were going to stay on the radio. So, I started doing some writing, and as we were flying around from town to town, the thought came to my mind, “We’re comin’ to your town, we’ll help you party it down.”

So, I started writing down all these other things that were going on, you know, up all night with Freddie King playing poker and the four young chiquitas in Omaha, and getting all the pieces together. I really didn’t have a tag line for the thing. And then finally one day it just dawned on me. Well, what are we? We’re an American band. And it sounded good and sang well, and it fit right in. That’s how the song came together. It was really a situation where we had to come up with something. And we really transformed the band after that. A lot of people didn’t like the direction we took the band, but we were going in a direction that would make us successful again because we couldn’t afford to fail. We were broke, and we needed to move on and make a hit – and make a bunch of hits. And that’s what we did.

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Wil Nifong of Chicago (left) and Donna Steele, founder of Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles, perform in the show “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,” which runs through Sunday, Oct. 6. The play is about an aging widow and her hired dance instructor and how they find friendship and understanding through dance, even though they are from very different backgrounds. Steel Beam Theatre is at 111 W. Main St. in St. Charles. For tickets, visit www.SteelBeamTheatre.com or call 630-587-8521.

Pumpkin Daze to open this weekend PLANIT KANE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com AURORA – The opening weekend for Marmion’s Abbey Farms Pumpkin Daze is Saturday, Sept. 21. The Pumpkin Daze will operate every weekend through Sunday, Oct. 27. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays; 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays in October; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. The Pumpkin Daze will feature a corn maze, baked goods, apple cider, an eightacre “u-pick pumpkin patch,” a rope adventure maze, a petting zoo, kids craft barn and more. General admission is $10 a person. Children younger than 3 are free with parent admission; senior and military discounts also are available. Admission includes unlimited access to all farm activities, except the pony rides. Parking is free. Marmion’s Abbey Farms is at 850 Butterfield Road in Aurora. For information, call 630- 966-7775 or visit www. abbeyfarms.org. All proceeds go to the ministries of the monks of Marmion Abbey.

The Fox Valley Orchestra will open its fourth season with “American Rhapsody” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. The perfor- Jon Warfel mance will be under the direction of Dr. Colin Holman. An additional performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University, 407 S. Calumet Ave., Aurora. Featured on the program will be Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9 in E Minor,” popularly known as “Symphony for a New World.” Rounding out the concert will be Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in

Blue,” featuring pianist Jon Warfel. Warfel received a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Northern Illinois University, with continued studies at Northwestern University. In 1992, he was chosen as the Outstanding Young Alumnus of Northern Illinois University. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Chicago Grant Park Orchestra, as well as other local orchestras. Warfel also conducts the Naperville Chorus and – formerly – the Fox Valley Festival Chorus. Tickets at the door cost $13 for general admission and $11 for students and seniors. There are discounts for advanced purchases. Subscription tickets for the full season (six concerts) cost $55. Tickets can be bought online at www.foxvalleyorchestra.org or by calling 630-8912526.

8PLANIT KANE BRIEFS Books Between Bites to feature ‘Beyond Bartman, Curses & Goats’ author BATAVIA – Author Chris Neitzel and his book “Beyond Bartman, Curses & Goats: 104 Reasons Why It’s Been 104 Years” will be featured during the free Books Between Bites program set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch or buy food at 10 South Coffee House inside the library. Books will be available to buy and to have signed. Visit www.booksbetweenbites.com for information about the complete 2013-14 season.

ECC to offer cooking class with Chef Michael Zema Chef Michael Zema, Elgin Community College Culinary Department professor emeritus, is offering a cooking class at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles. The class will focus on different ways to work with chicken. Participants will learn and taste recipes for

hot wings, barbecue, poached breast of chicken in tarragon sauce and more. To reserve a spot, call 630-5842596. The fee for the class is $30. The building and parking are handicapped accessible.

lunch. A voluntary donation of $15 is requested. Reserve a seat by contacting Adrienne McCauley at info@dupageunited.org or 512-560-8838.

International Day of Peace celebration set in Geneva

BATAVIA – The Batavia House Walk is set from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The event is celebrating its seventh year, with tours including five homes and the original Batavia City Hall. Added to this year’s related tea event is a fine arts and artisan market. The market will be an expansion of the existing monthly artisan market and will showcase a large selection of talent and unique specialty items for sale. Those who wish to only tour the artisan market can do so for $5. Visitors also can pay $10 and board a bus that will take them door to door. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be bought online at www.downtownbatavia.com/housewalk. Proceeds from the House Walk benefit the Batavia MainStreet program.

GENEVA – An International Day of Peace celebration is set for Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, at United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva. The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21. This year’s programming – presented by the Northern Illinois Industrial Areas Foundation – takes its cue from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s observation that, “Without justice, there can be no peace.” Nine churches and nonprofit organizations have agreed to participate. Representatives from IAF will provide an “Introduction to Community Organizing.” The Sept. 20 program includes a dinner. The Sept. 21 event includes a light breakfast, as well as

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‘In the Heights’ opens edgier Paramount season By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com AURORA – In choosing to open its 2013-14 Broadway musical series with the first local professional staging of “In the Heights,” the Paramount Theatre in Aurora has decided to be a little edgier this season. It’s a move that hopefully will bring people to the Paramount who might not normally go to the theater. Given its storyline, “In the Heights,” which was nominated in 2008 for 13 Tony awards, is likely to do just that. “In the Heights” follows three days in the lives of residents living in New York’s largely Hispanic Washington

Heights neighborhood and the interplay between them. Paramount Theatre has become known for having impeccably detailed sets in its productions, and “In the Heights” is no exception. Those working on the production have created a realistic-looking urban neighborhood on Paramount’s stage, which helps to immediately draw the audience into the storyline. As she had done previously with Paramount’s productions of “Hair,” “Annie” and “The Music Man,” director Rachel Rockell brings exuberant energy to “In the Heights.” There also are plenty of stand-out performances,

particularly from Jonathan Butler-Duplessis as the character Benny, who shows off his tremendous vocal range in his role. In addition, Paula Scrofano is charming in her role as Abuela Claudia, the neighborhood matriarch. In addition, the production includes plenty of good humor, including from David Baida, who originated the role of Piragua Guy on the first national tour of “In the Heights,” and Luis Herrera, as the character Sonny. “In the Heights” runs through Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Single tickets range from $36.90 to $49.90, available by visiting www.paramountaurora.com.

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TOP: Jonathan Butler-Duplessis (center spotlight) stars as Benny and Christina Nieves stars as Nina in the production of “In the Heights” at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Through Sunday, Oct. 6, Paramount is presenting the first Chicago-area professional staging of the Tony-nominated musical, which follows three days in the lives of residents living in New York’s largely Hispanic Washington Heights neighborhood. BOTTOM LEFT: Caitlainne Rose Gurreri plays Vanessa in the production of “In the Heights” at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. BOTTOM RIGHT: Nick Demeris (center) leads the cast as Usnavi in the production of “In the Heights.”

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St. Charles dancer returns from trip to Brazil By KARA SILVA ksilva@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A State Street Dance Studios student recently returned from a three-week internship at one of the world’s leading ballet schools with a fresh perspective and refined focus on her future. Eleven-year-old Emma Sidari of St. Charles arrived home Aug. 31 after studying at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Joinville, Brazil, where she served as the first American to dance at the Brazilian school. Sidari’s all-expenses-paid trip, compliments of Bolshoi Brazil, was part of a “social project” aimed at building a bridge between dancers at Bolshoi and State Street Dance Studio in Geneva. Bolshoi Brazil, a 13-year-old branch of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia, has 12 studios and trains students from all over South America. Upon entering Bolshoi for the first time, Sidari said she

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Eleven-year-old Emma Sidari (fifth from left, second row) of St. Charles joins her classmates and instructor at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Joinville, Brazil. Sidari served as the first American to study at Bolshoi Brazil as part of a “social project” aimed at building a bridge between dancers from Bolshoi and State Street Dance Studio in Geneva. was “amazed.” “I was just looking forward to everything I was going to be doing,” Sidari said, adding that the experience injected a newfound focus and passion into her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Sidari was in class at the school from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday through Friday, and adhered to a portion-controlled diet consisting of rice, beans, salad and protein. She lived in one of many on-site, Bolshoi-owned houses with five dancers, a house “mom” and Naperville resident Eurika Porto, a talent scout who helped coordinate Sidari’s in-

ternship and accompanied the young dancer to Brazil. Despite the “intense training methods” of her Russian ballet instructors and taking classes with older, more experienced dancers – Sidari danced alongside 13- and 14-year-olds – she “held her own,” said State Street Dance Studio founder and artistic director Linda Cunningham. “That’s huge to be able to go [to Bolshoi] and play in that arena and be able to be right there with them,” Cunningham said. “That should tell a lot of people what’s going on [at State Street Dance Studio]. That you’re going to be well prepared and ready to go.” In response to how Sidari fared in comparison to other dancers at Bolshoi, she said: “I think I did pretty well for my age, and I didn’t get overwhelmed with anything. I mean, I had pressure – of course – because I was the only American.” Since Sidari’s return, Cunningham said she has been

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sporting a new confidence and focus that has improved her dancing. “She gets it,” Cunningham said. “I see a growth in her. ... I knew that she was going to come back and be much more worldly. You can’t go halfway across the world and not have it be a profound impact – especially at 11 years old.” Cunningham hopes that Sidari will return to Brazil in the future, adding that she “will work hard to make that happen.” To continue solidifying the relationship between the two dance schools, Cunningham, will visit Bolshoi Brazil in the spring. “The bridge [between Bolshoi and State Street] is solid,” Cunningham said, adding that she hopes to send between one and four dancers to Brazil every year. State Street Dance Studio is at 9 N. 4th St. in Geneva. For information about State Street Dance Studio, visit www.statestreetdancestudio.com.


Former Aurora Christian quarterback Jordan Roberts showcased his running ability Saturday when he ran for 174 yards and four touchdowns for Wheaton College, writes Dennis D. Jacobs. PAGE 26

UNLOADING THE CLUTTER ORGANIZING FOURTH EDITION OF GROWING MARATHON TAKES UP TIME, SPACE FOR ST. CHARLES MEN. PAGE 24

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Fox Valley Marathon organizers Dave Sheble (left) and Craig Bixler (right) among some of the boxes of items for this weekend’s Fox Valley Marathon races that are temporarily housed in Bixler’s St. Charles garage. This year’s event takes place Sunday with a kids run Saturday.

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Here’s a look at participation numbers since the 2010 inception of the Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon, half marathon, and Fall Final 20. From 2011 onward, full marathon participation is affected by race flex, a program that allows runners to switch into another race depending on variables such as the weather and their training. Sunday’s races begin at 7 a.m. in downtown St. Charles.

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Fox Valley Marathon races volunteer Barbara Martin (Craig Bixler’s sister) sorts shirts and hats in the St. Charles garage of race organizer Craig Bixler in preparation for this weekend’s event, which will take place Sunday, with a kids run on Saturday.

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‘Path marathon’ still has room for more By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Craig Bixler and Dave Sheble’s respective garages accommodate three cars apiece under normal circumstances. As the co-organizers of Sunday’s Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon step over boxes filled with race bibs, T-shirts and soda cans, it’s imminently apparent this isn’t ordinary time. Unless, of course, you ask their spouses. “But then all that stuff, in one fell swoop, gets pushed out,” Sheble said. “A bunch goes here, a bunch goes there.” Come next September, Bixler and Sheble could be assembling obstacle courses that rival TV’s “Wipeout.” They’ll be gearing up for the marathon’s fifth running then, and if all goes according to plan, that means a

total field of about 4,500 runners over three races – 900 more than are expected this weekend. The growth arc will stop there, though. While the men love their event and fondly recall its humble beginnings, they simply want to restrict the clutter to their own homes. Just less than 1,100 runners competed in the inaugural marathon, half marathon and 20-mile run in 2010. From marathon champion Mike Iacofano to the final wave of athletes finishing their excursions in downtown St. Charles, praise for the scenic course winding through the Fox River Trail prevailed. That’s what Bixler and Sheble will always remember. “There’s limited space on the paths, and it’s a unique event because it’s on

the paths, so we don’t want to grow it so that we’ve got to move out to streets, because then we take away what’s special about it,” Bixler said. “There’s street marathons everywhere, and our paths are special. “There’s some path marathons that just head out into the middle of nowhere, but we’re going right through the towns. It’s wonderful, and the runners really love it. So if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” This isn’t to suggest Bixler and Sheble are merely filling their garages and crossing their arms. They have grown intimate with 20-hour days in recent weeks, blending usual tasks with a few new endeavors. After using a serviceable start/finish line crafted from scaffolding in the last three years, the men are ready to unveil a more

2011 1,264 – marathon 590 – half-marathon 229 – 20-mile 2,083 total 2012 1,587 – marathon 973 – half-marathon 360 – 20-mile 2,920 total 2013 1,944 – marathon 1,335 – half 374 – 20-mile 3,653 total polished display highlighting the marathon’s updated, sleek logo. A heightened “green initiative” that places more emphasis on recycling in the race village and at points along the course is in effect. Runners also will receive fliers from local businesses electronically rather than as inserts with the pre-race packets containing bib numbers and timing chips. Runners from 40 states and four countries comprise the 2013 field. About 20 percent of the marathon participants and 34 percent of the half-marathon participants are first-timers, Sheble said. The total field has expanded by roughly 800 runners annually since 2010, as word of the accessible, aesthetic Boston Marathon qualifier keeps spreading.

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys soccer: Aurora Central Catholic at Marian Central, 4:30 p.m.; Montini at St. Francis, 7 p.m.; Warren at Wheaton Academy at Pepsi Challenge at Lyons, TBA; Marmion at Guerin, 4:30 p.m.; Geneva at Batavia, 6:30 p.m.; Waubonsie Valley at St. Charles East, 6:30 p.m.; Morris at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Boys golf: Wheaton Academy at Sycamore, 4 p.m.; Rockford Christian/Rockford Lutheran at Burlington Central at Sycamore Park District, 4 p.m.; Batavia at Elgin, 4 p.m.; Streamwood at St. Charles East, 4 p.m.; St. Charles North at Larkin, 4 p.m.; Jacobs at Kaneland, 4 p.m. Girls golf: Burlington Central at Sandwich, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at Batavia, 4 p.m.; St. Charles North at St. Francis, 4:30 p.m. Girls tennis: Aurora Central Catholic at Immaculate Conception, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at Montini, 4:30 p.m.; Chicago Christian at St. Francis, 4:15 p.m. Girls volleyball: Rosary at Immaculate Conception, 6:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Aurora Christian, 6:30 p.m.; Harvard at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; Geneva at Willowbrook, 6 p.m.; Hinsdale Central at St. Charles East, 6 p.m. Boys cross country: Burlington Central at Rochelle Invite, 4:30 p.m. Girls cross country: Burlington Central at Rochelle Invite, 4:30 p.m. Girls swimming: St. Charles North at Waubonsie Valley, 5 p.m.


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“When we started, we didn’t know if we’d have 100 runners. Who’s crazy enough to run a marathon?” Bixler said. “And after year one, we thought, ‘We’re on to something here.’ So by the end of year one, we said, ‘OK, this is where we’d like to go.’ ” Bixler and Sheble also are part of the organizing committee for the inaugural Naperville Marathon and half-marathon on Nov. 10, and channeled their experiences from getting the Fox Valley event off the ground. Bixler lauds Sheble’s acumen with pitching the marathon to police – and later city officials – from the riverfront communities that host the Fox Valley event: St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora and Aurora. At the start, city officials

still were grasping what was being asked of them. Four years later, Bixler and Sheble aspire to make the marathon complement Tri-Cities street festival season. Sure, runners, not bands, serve as the live entertainment, but isn’t this one more chance to showcase these cities under a lively atmosphere before the seasons change? “It was kind of a case of let’s pay our dues and let’s get in a couple years with a smaller size and let the cities see the benefit of it, and then ask them for more city services,” Bixler said. Bixler recently chose to pursue race directing full-time, leaving his longtime position as a software engineer. Along with the Naperville marathon, he has his hand in a few other “semi-local” races in the works. In the long run, that might mean three varieties of Crush soda in the garage instead of one, but the long run is just what these guys are in for.

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Former Aurora Christian standout quarterback Jordan Roberts now plays for Wheaton College. Photo provided by Michael Hudson

AC product at the helm for Wheaton College There’s nothing wrong with Jordan Roberts’ legs. Albion College found that out Saturday when the Wheaton College senior quarterback ran for 174 yards and four touchdowns in a 66-0 romp for the Thunder (2-0). The performance was reminiscent of Roberts’ days at Aurora Christian High School, when he routinely carved up opposing defenses with his feet, as well as his right arm. “That’s what I was telling people,” Roberts says. “I think it’s the most running I’ve ever done in a game in my life. It was fun.” Roberts carried the ball 14 times, averaging 12.4 yards a rush. “It was just kind of what they gave us. It was not in the game plan,” he says. “Whatever the defense gives us, we’ll just use that to our advantage.” Roberts also completed 13 of 17 passes without an interception and threw a touchdown pass in the game, but it was the rushing yards that stood out. Combined with

ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs the 45 yards he gained on the ground in a season-opening 48-27 victory at Benedictine, he’s already rushed for more yards this season (219) than he did all of last year (182). Last season, Roberts was coming off an ACL tear in his right knee suffered just before the start of the 2011 campaign. “It was at the end of practice and we were going No. 1 offense against No. 1 defense,” he recalls. “I took off running out of the pocket and made a cut and my knee just buckled.” He missed the 2011 season and admits the injury might have had a slight effect on his 2012 performance. “It was always in the back of my mind,” he says. “It was a little scary at times, but nothing to where I think it hindered me.” It certainly didn’t hinder him as far as throwing the football. Roberts threw for

2,500 yards in 10 games. He tossed 29 touchdown passes against just five interceptions and completed a school-record 70.2 percent of his passes, breaking his own mark of 66.2 percent set in 2010. Roberts says last year was “bittersweet” because although the Thunder went 8-2 and tied for first in the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, they were not invited to the NCAA Division III playoffs as were fellow league co-champs Elmhurst and North Central. Roberts was named first-team all-conference. Roberts and his teammates have high hopes for this season. Wheaton is ranked 14th in the country in the latest D3football.com poll. North Central is ranked sixth. “I think we’re OK right now,” Roberts says. “We have the potential to be a very good team. It’s just a question of guys stepping up and understanding that.” He says the team’s goals are to win conference and make a run in the playoffs.

Roberts knows something about postseason success, having won eight playoff games at Aurora Christian and leading the Eagles to a second-place finish in the 2008 Class 4A playoffs. In the process, he set IHSA records for passing yards in a career (9,752), career pass completions (616), and career touchdowns (127). Roberts says his goal was to compete at the NCAA Division I level. “But, obviously, it didn’t work out that way,” he says. “Throughout high school, I visited a decent amount of schools.” He continued visiting schools even during his senior football season, but the twoyear process of choosing a college finally came down to a quick decision when a Wheaton College assistant coach came to see him at Aurora Christian. “A week later, I told him that’s where I wanted to go,” Roberts says. “I don’t really think I thought it through ... as much as I should have.” That’s not to say he’s been

unhappy with his decision. “Wheaton College came and knocked on the door and it just felt right,” Roberts says, noting that Wheaton is a faith-based private school like Aurora Christian. “That was a big thing. The faith-based aspect of it,” he says. “On top of it, they had a good football program, as well as academics.” Last year, his brother Grayson joined the team as a freshman wide receiver and because Jordan’s injury gave him another year of eligibility, he’s able to spend another season throwing passes to his brother. “It’s been awesome having him there,” Roberts says. “Not that I enjoyed having the ACL tear … [but] it’s definitely been an awesome experience and I’m very thankful for that.”

• Dennis D. Jacobs writes the weekly On Campus column for the Kane County Chronicle. To suggest local college athletes deserving of recognition, email him at mngeditor@yahoo.com.


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IN THE GROOVE IAN LARSON Batavia, Sr., M What he did: Larson was Batavia’s top offensive performer over the weekend as Batavia won a tournament in downstate Morton, and he stayed hot Monday, scoring a goal in Batavia’s 2-2 tie against Plainfield North.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Wheaton Academy is going to be a factor in the Pepsi shootout. The Warriors started well in the prestigious event, knocking off Metea Valley on Tuesday, 2-0. Drew Sezonov made seven saves for Wheaton Academy in the win.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether Geneva can begin digging out of its hole in the Upstate Eight Conference River standings. The Vikings lost their first two conference games, to Streamwood and Larkin, but have a chance to gain a needed conference win in tonight’s rivalry game at Batavia.

Fancy meeting you here Batavia and West Aurora, located only a few miles apart, traveled to central Illinois for what turned out to be a high-profile rematch. The Bulldogs and Blackhawks met for the second time this season in the championship match of the Morton Tournament on Saturday, with Batavia prevailing, 2-0. Batavia defeated Edwardsville and Romeoville earlier in the tournament before taking advantage of another crack at a West Aurora team that defeated the Bulldogs on Sept. 4 in Aurora. “It was kind of a neutral field so it’s nice to be able to play on a neutral field, too, and see what happens in that case,” Batavia coach Mark Gianfrancesco said. “It was nice that it worked out that way because we had lost to them, 1-0, earlier and we really pounded them. You could even talk to [West Aurora coach Joe Sustersic] over there. We should have beaten them 3 or 4 to zero.” After tying Plainfield North on Monday – the Bulldogs’ fourth game in four days – Gianfrancesco looked forward to days off Tuesday and Wednesday to regroup for tonight’s rivalry match with Geneva. “We’ve got them at home, so we’re looking forward to that,” Gianfrancesco said.

Finishing frustration Kaneland started its conference schedule with a 3-1 loss Tuesday to DeKalb, a match that coach Scott Parillo said was reflective of Kaneland’s recent scoring struggles. Parillo said at times it’s felt

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DANIEL DILEONARDI St. Charles East, Sr., F What he did: DiLeonardi notched his second hat trick of the season in Thursday’s win against Bartlett, giving the speedy senior 10 goals on the season.

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like there’s “Saran Wrap” protecting the goal. “We’re creating many, many opportunities, and they’re just not happening,” Parillo said. “They’re not going in. That’s a big concern.” Parillo is eager for the Knights (3-3-1) to break out of their win one/lose one pattern they’ve been stuck in, but a hot streak won’t be easy with 3A foe Geneva on the schedule Monday. The Knights also added Upstate Eight Conference foe Streamwood to the noncon-

ference schedule this fall, a game the Knights lost. Parillo thinks the strong competition will pay dividends as the season unfolds. “I would hate to think we toughened up the scheduled for nothing,” Parillo said.

Saints, Cadets on collision course Area powers St. Charles East and Marmion will meet a week from today as part of the Saints’ home invitational that begins Monday. East opens Monday against

Belvidere, then faces Plainifeld South on Wednesday before closing pool play at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 against the Cadets. The tournament wraps up Sept. 28 with matchups to be determined based on pool-play results. The championship match is scheduled for noon. Glenbard North, Streamwood, Elgin and Plainfield Central are on the other side of the draw. – Jay Schwab, jschwab@shawmedia.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Looks like the SCC race is going to come down to Marmion and Wheaton Academy. The Warriors have been pretty impressive so far this season, no small feat considering stud scorer Grant Stoneman chose not to come back out this season. Marmion has been strong in its own right after a

sluggish start, and will have a chance to add more luster to its postseason seeding resume next week in the tournament at East. • You can respond at kcchronicle.com/blogs/ sly.


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Bears face wounded, desperate Steelers team Hub Arkush I suppose it would be clever to say you really have to be wary of a wounded Steeler, and the Pittsburgh Steelers at 0-2 will be all of that when the Bears come calling Sunday night. But the truth is I’m not entirely sure what a Steeler is. My best guess is they just represent steelworkers in Pittsburgh, and while I’m sure those guys are tough, I’m pretty sure I’d rather wrestle a Steeler than a Bear. Still, this is the first time a Mike Tomlin-coached team has been two games under .500, and they’ll kick off the game knowing a win here puts them right back in the middle of the AFC North chase with all four clubs stumbling out of the gate. These Steelers do have their issues, but they’re just four seasons removed from their last Super Bowl title and they will be a desperate bunch when

the Bears get to Pittsburgh. The biggest challenge Pittsburgh offers is at quarterback, where Ben Roethlisberger already has won two Super Bowls for them – Tom Brady and Eli Manning are the only other active QBs with more than one ring – and is as dangerous extending plays in the pocket as anyone in the game. Big Ben is particularly scary when his protection breaks down and he starts improvising. Bears defenders will have to hold their coverage in pass defense much longer than they do against most opponents, and with the problems they’ve had pressuring quarterbacks it can make for an awfully long night. One factor in the Bears favor, however, is Pittsburgh is mediocre at best at most of the skill positions on offense, and the running game in particular is as weak as any Steeler team in recent memory. Pittsburgh drafted Le’Veon Bell in the second round after allowing former No. 1 pick Rashard Mendenhall to leave via free agency and then sur-

prised many by releasing last year’s leading rusher, Jonathan Dwyer, in training camp. When Bell went down with a foot injury – he’ll be sidelined at least three more weeks – the Steelers were forced to trade with the Cowboys to bring in Felix Jones. After sitting out the opener, Jones rushed 10 times for 37 yards on Monday night in Cincinnati and will probably be Pittsburgh’s main ball carrier versus the Bears. Emmanuel Sanders, Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery are the primary receivers but none match up particularly well with the Bears corners. Heath Miller is a quality tight end but is still not 100 percent after a serious knee injury last year, and backups David Johnson, David Paulson and Michael Palmer really don’t scare anyone. This is another big benefit to the Bears, whose safeties have struggled in coverage to date. Pittsburgh also continues to struggle on the offensive line, and their best player, Maurkice Pouncey, is through

for the year after tearing up his knee. Completing the puzzle on that side of the ball, the Twitterverse was ablaze early in the Bengals game with insiders and amateurs alike trying to figure out whether or not Todd Haley even had a game plan and, if so, what it was. Defensively, the Steelers still are very good against the run, and they love to get after the quarterback. But the loss of veteran Larry Foote for the season in the opener versus Tennessee, along with the releases in the offseason of James Harrison and Casey Hampton, appear to have left a real leadership void. Troy Polamalu is still on the backend at safety, but he appears to have lost half a step; and Ryan Clark is better against the run than the pass at the other safety. This will be the Bears and Marc Trestman’s new offense’s first look at a 3-4 defense. For Pittsburgh it revolves around the linebackers, and LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons are both still extremely active.

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Chicago Christian 2, Aurora Central Catholic 1 (25-23, 25-27, 25-13): At Aurora, ACC fell to 0-3 in the Suburban Christian Conference despite strong net play from middles Natalie Droeske (nine blocks) and Maddie Trnka (seven). “Taking a team of that caliber to three games was pretty awesome,” Chargers coach Jeanne Czipri said. “In the third game, they cleaned up their game and kind of forced us to make some errors.” Lauren San Diego added 18 assists for ACC.

St. Francis 2, Marian Central 0 (25-13, 25-15): At Wheaton, St. Francis earned the sweep to improve to 14-1 (3-0 SCC).

BOYS SOCCER St. Charles East 7, Elgin 0: At St. Charles, East (7-0-1, 2-0 Upstate Eight Conference River Division) extended its season-opening unbeaten streak with its third successive victory by at least four goals. Daniel DiLeonardi scored four goals for the Saints and Mike Novotny had the shutout in net.

GIRLS TENNIS Marian Central 3, Wheaton Academy 2: At Woodstock, Wheaton Academy dropped the rain-plagued Suburban Christian Conference match despite doubles wins from top team Maisie Howland and Taylor Scheffers and No. 2 team Sally Litfin and Kylie Hultgren.

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BURLINGTON – Burlington Central girls volleyball coach Marv Leavitt flirted with superlatives after Wednesday’s 25-7, 25-19 sweep of visiting Big Northern Conference East rival Harvard. “A real strong effort in the first game,” Leavitt said. “Probably one of our most complete games in terms of offense and defense and everything clicking.” Makenna Jensen starred up front for Central (8-3, 3-0 BNC East), collecting 10 kills and four blocks. Allie O’Reilly had 18 digs, Maddy Barry dished eight assists and Jenna Schudel smacked six kills. BC recovered from a 12-7 deficit in the second game, outscoring the Hornets, 18-7, down the stretch. “We’re a really strong passing team, and our passing was a little inconsistent at the beginning of the game,” Leavitt said. “Harvard picked up their game in the second game. We had to play from behind but eventually took over.” Wheaton Classic: At Wheaton, St. Charles North swept Plainfield Central, 25-20, 25-19, and Hinsdale Central, 25-13, 25-15, in pool play to remain unbeaten and advance to Saturday’s Gold Division matches. North (13-0) benefited from a balanced attack sparked by Taylor Krage (14 kills) and Claire Anderson (12). Taryn DalDegan had 22 assists, while

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Recognize what you have to work with and do your best in the coming months. Learning from past mistakes shouldn’t make you angry or vengeful, but should instead teach you a lesson. Your tumultuous experience will be an asset. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Helping someone financially will not turn out as planned. Don’t expect to get anything in return for your gesture. It would be better to offer forms of aid other than cash. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Use your skills wisely today. You may be asked or expected to offer your services for free, but this won’t pay the bills. Search for a remunerative prospect. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Exploring new friendships or hobbies will increase your own self-awareness. Share what you know, and you will enrich someone’s life as well as your own. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Do whatever it takes to add to your comfort at home or to bolster important relationships. Communicate freely and encourage positive change. A financial boost could be in the works. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If you’re faced with an array of options, choose the one that promises the most. Don’t fear taking an unusual path. Express your views openly and back your feelings with facts, figures and conviction. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – It would be wise to make changes in the way you handle your cash. It’s important to save for a rainy day or to budget so you can afford the things you want without feeling financial stress. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – The lure of the unfamiliar may be enticing, but in the end you will discover that success will come from sticking to what has worked well for you in the past. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Keep a lid on your emotions. You don’t want to give anyone the upper hand by revealing your true feelings. Listen, ask questions and figure out your best move with a cool head. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t take opposition personally. Accept criticism, but don’t change your ideas unnecessarily. If you avoid conflict, you’ll have an easier row to hoe. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – What you offer others will in turn help you. Get involved in community affairs that can make a difference to your personal or professional life. Fight for your rights. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Look for opportunities and recognize good fortune when it comes your way. Refuse to let the actions of others slow you down or stand between you and your goals. Negativity is your enemy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Deal with responsibilities and demands quickly. You want to leave enough time to enjoy doing something fun or spending time with people you care about.

‘Thanks for Sharing’ a sensitive script By MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN The Washington Post “Thanks for Sharing,” a dramedy about sex addicts by first-time director Stuart Blumberg, walks the same fine line between laughter and tears as “The Kids Are All Right,” which Blumberg wrote with director Lisa Cholodenko. Like that Oscar-nominated 2010 film, which concerned the reunion between a lesbian couple and their teenage children’s sperm donor, “Sharing” deals with all relationships. Those relationships may be messy, and the circumstances of the story’s protagonists might be extreme – even unrecognizable – but the emotional truths at the heart of the tale are universal. It’s surprisingly wise, funny and affecting, thanks, in part, to a sensitive script, and, in part, to a strong ensemble cast. The action centers on several members of a 12-step group. Mike (Tim Robbins) is the wise elder; a man who’s 15 years sober in the parlance of sex-addiction recovery, which in this case means no compulsive masturbation or sex outside of a committed relationship. Joely Richardson plays his saintly wife, Katie, who’s still with him despite having contracted hepatitis C (presumably as the result of his past infidelity). Mike, the battle-scarred veteran, is quick with the profound, self-help-themed one-liner: “Feelings are like children,” he cracks. “You don’t want them driving the car, but you don’t want to stuff them in the trunk either.” At the other extreme is Neil (Josh Gad), a young, porn-and-food-obsessed doctor who has just been fired from the hospital for trying to videotape up his female supervisor’s skirt. He’s attending the 12-step program only as a condition of a legal settlement. “It’s not funny anymore,” he laments to the group, in a telling comment that’s both a measure of his level of denial and an indication of the film’s willingness to admit that, yes, some of this is kind of hard not to snicker at, if only a little. The mostly male group, of course, titters at this remark, and then, like the film, gets serious. Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is somewhere in the middle of those two. Five years celibate, the former serial philanderer struggles to maintain his “sobriety” in a

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Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow star in “Thanks for Sharing,” a film that’s surprisingly wise, funny and affecting. sex-saturated culture. “It’s like trying to quit crack with the pipe attached to your body,” says Mike, his all-knowing sponsor. Adam tries to impart some of that hard-won wisdom to his own sponsee, Neil. Around them orbits a small constellation of supporting characters, each of whom has a relationship to addiction that helps to raise and enrich the film’s emotional stakes. There’s Mike’s estranged son, Danny (Patrick Fugit), himself a recovering junkie; Adam’s new girlfriend, Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), who’s just coming out of a bad relationship with an alcoholic; and Dede (played by the singer Pink), the 12-step group’s lone woman. Although Blumberg’s script focuses on the fraught romance between Adam and Phoebe, it is, improbably, the relationship between Neil, whom most people would consider a creep, and Dede, a woman who might once have been called a nymphomaniac, that is the film’s sweetest pleasure. Their platonic friendship (yes, platonic!) is rendered with great humor, poignancy and dignity. In fact, it is the dignity with which Blumberg treats all his characters – and the film’s difficult theme – that makes the movie. Despite some laughs, there’s no smirking at the idea that sex addiction is

a real illness, and no sense of superiority toward those who suffer from it. The director, who wrote the screenplay with actor Matt Winston (Terry on “Six Feet Under”), zeroes in on what makes his characters human, not on what makes them different. His treatment of 12-step programs is also notably unpreachy. Although the film is filled with borderline comedic references to sobriety coins, “one day at a time” and other jargony phrases of the recovery movement – “thanks for sharing” being a prime example – there’s real respect for the power of these programs. When Neil tells Adam that he doesn’t actually believe in a higher power, a central tenet of 12-step therapy, Adam responds that it doesn’t have to be God, just something “bigger than you.” That line, which hints at Neil’s obesity, is played for (and gets) laughs. But it’s also dead serious. What’s bigger than Neil, or anyone else, for that matter? The film answers that question beautifully. It’s the connections we build, nurture and, if necessary, repair with the people who love us.

• “Thanks for Sharing” was given three and a half stars. The film is rated R and contains crude language and strong sexual content. The film runs 100 minutes.

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Friends moving into retirement get advice Dear Abby: In response to “Contemplating Change in Rhode Island,” who is considering retiring with a friend to a city with a warmer climate, I would offer the same advice we have given our friends. She should know that she’ll need to be proactive in developing a social network in her new location. My wife and I also moved far south when we retired. We wanted neighbors with a variety of ages so we could hear children play nearby from time to time. We purchased a house in a “normal” neighborhood instead of a retirement community. But we soon realized that, unlike us, our neighbors had jobs, family responsibilities and little time for us. More disconcerting was going grocery shopping and no longer seeing the three or four acquaintances we would see back home. Without jobs to occupy our time and give us a framework for social contact, we found ourselves isolated. To solve that problem we joined organizations and did volunteer work to meet new friends. Our story has a happy ending, but it took some effort

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips to make it happen. “Contemplating” should be prepared to do the same. – Mike In Sparks, Nev. Dear Mike: “Contemplating Change” asked if readers had experience moving far away at her age (late 60s). You, and many others, wrote to share overwhelmingly positive feedback. Thank you for it: Dear Abby: For the women planning to buy a retirement home together, please tell them there are wonderful places everywhere. I have moved 15 times since the age of 70 and at 91 am moving again. (No, I am not trying to stay ahead of the sheriff.) I have sought more pleasant climates as well as the company of ambitious writers. For the last move, I am going to a retirement community where I don’t have to cook, wash dishes or clean house because it’ll be done for me. – Lifetime Writer In Sedona, Ariz. Dear Abby: I want to encourage your Rhode Island reader.

Renting first is excellent advice. Research what you want in your new destination. Make sure it’s a growing community where transplants will be welcome. Be outgoing. Join a church, community center or other place to meet people. No one will beat a path to your door or care about your former home. Don’t make negative comparisons to locals, and don’t cling to your old friends. If all goes well, consider buying a twin home/duplex where you can be close but have your own space. I’m glad I moved. I now have more diverse friends than ever before. – Retiree In South Carolina Dear Abby: Yes – rent first to check housemate compatibility. As to a new social community, check out nearby colleges or universities. Many offer programs for creative learning in retirement or something similar. One can make friends with shared interests through classes. Also, find a local “newcomers club.” – Nancy In Asheville, N.C. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Red meat consumption increases risk of diabetes Dear Doctor K: My wife has read that eating red meat increases the risk of diabetes. Is this true? Dear Reader: You’ve heard for a long time that limiting the amount of red meat – especially processed foods with red meat, such as salami – reduces your risk of heart disease. The evidence for that is very strong. A new study finds that cutting down on red meats such as beef, pork and lamb may have an additional benefit – reducing the risk of diabetes. In this study, researchers followed 149,000 people who answered questions about their diet every four years, for 12 to 16 years. They found that people who increased their intake of red meat – by as little as half a serving, or 1.5 ounces, per day – had a 48 percent greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (the most common type of diabetes) than people who did not eat more red meat. People who decreased their red meat consumption also decreased their risk of diabetes by 14 percent. People who ate more red meat also tended to gain more weight. Fortunately, you can make many changes to decrease your

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff risk of diabetes: • Take this study to heart. Eat less red meat. • Talk to your doctor about your risk of developing diabetes. • Increase your activity. Try to exercise 30 minutes per day, most days of the week. • Eat more vegetables and lean proteins. • Decrease your consumption of saturated fats (found in cheese, whole milk and butter, as well as red meat) and overall calories. • If you are a woman who had diabetes during pregnancy, you are at higher risk of developing diabetes later in life. Discuss this with your doctor. If you already have diabetes, the above suggestions will also help you. Make sure you take your medicines and learn as much as you can about living with diabetes. People who take charge of their diabetes are much more successful at living with it than those who ignore it.

Left untreated, diabetes can lead to long-term complications, including damage to the eyes, kidneys and nerves, and an increased risk of heart disease. Recent research has revealed a completely unexpected way in which red meat may increase the risk of heart disease. A certain substance that is present in large amounts in red meat (L-carnitine) is digested by bacteria that live in our intestines. The bacteria then produce a substance that damages the lining of arteries. Whenever I talk about the health effects of food, I worry that I may be misunderstood. When I recommend avoiding certain foods, I’m not saying to never eat them. And when I recommend having a lot of certain foods, I’m not saying eat nothing but them. I eat red meat, but not as often as I used to. And I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, but I don’t have them with absolutely every meal. All things in moderation!

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

Teen discovers boyfriend of one year has secret life Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend and I care for one another very much. We have been together for almost a year, and we will soon be in the 12th grade. He will be going to University of California Riverside, and I will attend a school for cosmetology locally. I’m not saying that we were planning to get married, but I thought it was a possibility. About a month ago, I received a call from someone using a pay phone telling me that my boyfriend is the father of her 2-month-old son and that they plan to get married after he graduates from college and that she has been seeing him regularly behind my back. When I presented these sordid details to Josh, he admitted that he has a son and that he had been seeing the baby’s mother, but that he isn’t interested in marrying her – ever. I’m really stunned by all of this. I see Josh in a completely different way now. It’s difficult to realize that he has a son. Josh said that his son and his ex-girlfriend live with her mother and receive welfare funds. He also said that he will help support his son financially when he graduates from college. This is noble, but it sure puts a dent into my thoughts of our possible marriage plans. I’d like your opinion. Should I stay with Josh and see how things turn out or should we go our separate ways? – Nameless, Riverside, Calif. Dear Nameless: That you had to learn about Josh’s son via a phone call from the child’s mother should give you serious pause. Your boyfriend has big issues in his life to deal with and his prime responsibility for many years to

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace come will be the welfare of his son. The fact that he wasn’t straight with you about this should nip all marriage plans in the bud. The time has come for you to go your separate way! Dr. Wallace: I’m a single mother of a 12-year-old boy. I read all the time about the peer pressure put on teens. What can I do now to ensure the peer pressure on my son is minimal? – Mother, Michigan City, Ind. Dear Mother: Peer pressure is a powerful force. Teens want to be accepted and fear being rejected. Many teens will do things they don’t feel comfortable doing just to gain acceptance. You can’t eliminate peer pressure from his life, but you can minimize its impact by establishing strong bonds of trust and communication now. Monitor your son’s friends, but not so tightly that he rebels and winds up with the wrong crowd just to spite you. Let him know he can always talk to you, even – or especially – when he’s done something wrong. Slowly give him as much responsibility as he is able to handle and encourage his participation in athletics and other extracurricular activities at school. All this will help. The fact that you’re thinking ahead makes me believe both of you will do well when he hits the rocky teen years. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.


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Sydney J. Harris, a former journalist in Chicago, said, “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” You are often faced with a dilemma at the bridge table. Perhaps, should you win this trick or lose it? That’s one reason why we love and hate this game. The way out of a dilemma, of course, is to analyze logically. In this deal, South blasts into six spades. After West leads the diamond king, what should declarer do? North’s two-no-trump response over West’s takeout double guaranteed four or more spades and at least game-invitational values: 10-plus support points and eight or fewer losers. South’s sensible leap to the small slam kept the defenders in the dark. Note that a club lead would have defeated six spades, and a slow, tortuous auction might have highlighted that. South is faced with two losers: one heart and one club. But he can get home by putting the opponent with the heart ace in a dilemma. Which opponent will that be? Based on the bidding, it is more likely to be West than East. Declarer must ruff the opening lead in his hand. Then he draws trumps and leads his heart five. What does West do? If he wins with his ace, South has 12 tricks via seven spades, three hearts, one diamond and one club. Alternatively, if West plays low, declarer wins with dummy’s jack and discards his heart king on the diamond ace. Then he claims, conceding one club and ruffing his other two clubs on the board.

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Pilates Machine – 5 Cord Aero Pilates Performer Plus 5002, New, 2 DVDs, exercise wall chart & owners manual included, Retails for $420, , Asking $300 firm. 630-362-5899 5-9pm Weight bench: professional weight bench, 300lb+olympic weights, asst. curl bars, dumb bells, access. $250 815-385-5145 1999 Ford Contour Good work car, $1400 obo Call 815-517-0493 2pm-7pm or leave message 1960's Bedroom Set – Includes; Full size bed, Ladies dresser, Mens 2004 Hyundai XG350 Clean, Loaddresser, 2 drawer night stand & ed & Well Maintained. 145,000 miles $3995 Call (815)793-3030 mattress - $375. Call 630-879-5664- Ask for Carol 2009 Hyundai Elantra 1-2pm or evenings Excellent condition, less than Arm Chairs (2) Rattan honey 24,000 miles, air, power winstained w/upholstered cushions, dows, keyless entry. $11,000 matching ottoman. From House of 815-761-8268 Rattan. Beautiful cond. Not for outdoor use. $350/set OBO. 630-677-1477 Cream colored couch, 7.5' long, 3' 1996 Ford F250 7.3 Power Stroke, wide, 32” high $45 Cab+1/2, 4WD, runs great, some 630-879-5341 rust. (815) 739-5230. DVD CABINET – Solid Oak DVD Get the job you want at Cabinet – 24”w x 36”h x 6”d. ExKCChronicle.com/jobs cellent Condition. 4 shelves, can fit over a few hundred DVDs. $75. 847-659-1852 HEADBOARD and FOOTBOARD Like New! Queen, Oak. MUST SEE, $100. 630-584-4289 Retro Kitchen Table white w/leaf, Includes 6 green, swivel chairs - $300. Call Carol - 630-879-5664 12-1pm or Evenings Sofa Table – Medium Wood, 4'3” Long x 2”2” High - $20 Call Carol 630-879-5664 eve. SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $150 for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852 TABLE - OAK Round Table and 4 Chair Set Like New! Opens to 63" Formica top. MUST SEE $125. 630-584-4289 WHITE WICKER FURNITURE W/BLUE FLORAL CUSHIONS, 78” SOFA, CHAIR W/OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES W/GLASS TOPS, EXC. COND., $775 CALL NANCY 630-443-4535

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 3 Auction Rings going on simultaneously at 2 locations! Antique Furniture, 1950's Furniture & Collectibles, Quality Glassware, Toys, Kiddie Car Fire Trucks, Early Pottery, Fishing, Electronics, Show cases, Jewelry, Paper Memorabilia, Fire King, Cranberry, Fenton, Roseville & Weller Pottery, Breyer Horse Collection, Phones & more!! Directions: From Rt. 34 take Center St. North 1 block to John St. Turn left to our Auction facility. Registration and check out will be here. We will start the auction at our Auction Building on John St. and at 10 AM we will start an auction ring over at Daniel's Den until all is sold. Owners: Daniel's Den of Plano, Lois Smith of Oswego, The Trading Company, Owners-Ron & Cheryl Sheaffer of Sandwich, Gary Lewison of Yorkville. Terms & Conditions: Cash, check or Visa/MC with valid ID. A 13% Buyers Premium will be charged. A 3% discount to those paying by cash or check. Not responsible for accidents or items after they are sold. Announcements day of Auction supersede all printed material.

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MACHINE SHOP TOOLS & SUPPLIES: Bench Master table milling machine; Bridge Port milling machine w/attachments; Delta floor drill press; Leslie punch press; Ward’s punch set; Bearing press; Delta band saw; Bench grinder; Tooler’s layout table w/cover & attachments; Taps & Die sets; Large machinist vice and 3 other vises; Assorted drill bits; Assorted Lathe bits; Assorted machine lubricants; Steel assortment cabinets w/drawers; Metal heavy duty shelving; Assorted sturdy wood work benches; Rolling tool box; Numerous small, specialized shop tools; Long & short bar stock and sheet metal; Assorted rolls of wire (small gauge); Scrap steel, copper, brass, and aluminum; Brass hammer heads; Metal files, nut drivers, socket sets; Screwdrivers, pliers and other hand tools; Screws - Nuts - Bolts - Springs; Dowel pins & Rivets; Electrical connectors; Electrical hand tools; Soldering guns & solder; Assorted Meters (micro & other); Oscilloscope and Pyrometer; Strobotac strobe light; Lufkin universal dial test indicator; Machinist’s and combination Squares; Many old motors - various sizes; Small air compressor; Drafting table. PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT: 35mm Cameras: Canon - Argus - Ansco - Perfex - Olympus Rollei Cameras (for stereo photos); Camera lenses (including telephoto): Nikkor - Vivitar - Anquenieux - Kilfitt; Other Assorted camera equipment; Dark room replicators & accessories; Duplicating table for slides; Steel lighting towers and many Tripods; Bausch and Lomb lantern slide projector (Mod BB); Golde projector (Chicago); Bell Howell TDC (Mod 7246); Leitz Type VIII S projector; Various La Belle projectors; Antona blending projectors; Anscomatic projector (JN-276); Revere slide projector (Mod P-888); Three dimension TDC Show Pak 300 projector; Other slide projectors and slide viewers; Projection Screens - from 18” to 6’; Projector Lenses (Antona & Antos) 7” F3.5-100 mol and 5” F2.8 - 200 mol; Sylvania projection lamps (72 ct) and lamp sockets; 4 Pole motors for projectors (100+); Dormeyer Solenoids (100 ct); Dichroic Mirrors (100 ct MOL); Remote cords (50+); Switches & worm gears (100 mol). AUDIO AND HI-FI EQUIPMENT: 2 - Berlant Broadcast recorder BR-1 (1955-1956); Berlant Concertone instruction manual; Akai GX 220D (reel to reel); Magnetape Twin-Trax Recorder MOD 809; Various other reel to reel tape recorders; Several record players; High-Fi Stereo equipment; Assorted Glass Radio tubes. TRACTOR, OUTSIDE, & WOODWORKING: 1952 John Deere MC Crawler tractor w/blade and bucket; Original instruction manual for John Deere MC; Heavy chains & pulleys; Allis Chalmers Snow Blower; Older self propelled brush hog; Vintage Briggs and Stratton generator; David White Surveyor’s Transit; Snow sleds and Harvey E Dodds wood skis; Live trap and long handle garden tools; McCulloch 12” chain saw; Cherry & Oak rough cut dried lumber; Makita 12” wood planer; Small wood lathe; Large wood clamps & other misc. clamps. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST: Rolling Safe (53” tall x 29.5” wide x25” deep); 2 Austin Western large metal model cranes; US Army Air Force single parallax computer sighting station - Made by GE, B-29 Right Blaster; WWII ammunition cases and Vertical Gyro mount; 1943 Army Ordinance magazines; Timken roller bearing chart; McCormic Deering & Aurora Implement oil cans; Austin Western yard stick and training manuals; IH Yorkville Equipment Co. Advertising; Brillent Bronze thermometer; 1934 Hudson Car Manual; Hinckley Lumber Co. Advertising; Farm Bureau sign & others; Brass Fin Fan; Old road maps; Black & white “From The West” landscape pictures; Arizona Highways, Life, and many other magazines; Hard bound books (Old West & others); Microscope in wood box and test tubes; Dressers and large wood desk (60”x34”); Duncan Phyfe Table with leaves; Sewing & craft items.

ESTATE OF JOSEPH & ROSE ANTOS BIG ROCK, ILLINOIS Personal Property Terms and Conditions: Cash or checks with proper I.D. Bid numbers will be used. All items will be settled for before removal. Not re-sponsible for accidents or items after sold. Announcements made at auction will take precedence over all prior advertising. Now accepting Visa & Mastercard. NO BUYERS PREMIUMS!

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PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF KANE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. FIRST STATE BANK, an Illinois Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM G. BROOKS, JR., CLAUDIA J. BROOKS, CAPONE'S HIDEAWAY LODGE, INC., D/B/A AL CAPONE'S HIDEAWAY, INC., AL CAPONE DISTRIBUTING, INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF ILLINOIS, ST. CHARLES BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, DISCOVER BANK, US FOODS, INC., f/k/a US FOODSERVICE, INC.UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 11 CH 2414 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 19th day of July, 2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, or one of his deputies, will on Thursday, the 17th day of October, 2013, commencing at 9:00 a.m., in the Kane County Judicial Center, Room JC100, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours), the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a Receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is commonly known as 35W337 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174. PINs: 09-10-255-023; 09-10255-024; 09-10-276-020; and 09-10-276-021. The real estate is improved with a restaurant. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. The property will NOT be

y. prop ty open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9 (g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. For information contact Plaintiff's attorney: James F. White, White & Ekker, P.C., 263 Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, (630) 466-1600, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, September 12, 19 & 26, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE Case No. 13 CH 1062 On October 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. certain real estate commonly known as: Property I: 520 Walnut Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60123 Property II: 241 South State Street, Elgin, Illinois 60123 Will Be Sold at Public Auction to the highest bidder for cash: The properties consists of: MultiTenant Commercial/Residential Property Contact: Michael A. O¡ÇBrien at 630-871-9400 Formal Notice of this Judicial Sale of Real Estate will be found in the Legal Notices section of this newspaper with the above-mentioned case number. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, September 12, 19 & 26, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION

OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF KANE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. FIRST STATE BANK, an Illinois Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM G. BROOKS, JR., CLAUDIA J. BROOKS, CAPONE'S HIDEAWAY LODGE, INC., D/B/A AL CAPONE'S HIDEAWAY, INC., AL CAPONE DISTRIBUTING, INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF ILLINOIS, ST. CHARLES BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, DISCOVER BANK, US FOODS, INC., f/k/a US FOODSERVICE, INC.UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 11 CH 2414. NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 19th day of July, 2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, or one of his deputies, will on Thursday, the 17th day of October, 2013, commencing at 9:00 a.m., in the Kane County Judicial Center, Room JC100, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twentyfour (24) hours), the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a Receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Parcel One: Lots 3040, 3041, 3042, 3043, 3044, 3045, 3046, 3047, 3048 and Lot 3072 in Map 4 of Fox River Heights, in the Township of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois. Parcel Two: Lots 3110, 3111, 3112, 3113, 3114, 3115, 3116, 3117, 3118, 3119, 3120, 3121 and 3146 of Map 4 of Fox River

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p Heights, St. Charles Township, Kane County, Illinois. Commonly known as 35W337 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174. PINs: 0910-255-023; 09-10-255-024; 09-10-276-020; and 09-10-276021. The real estate is improved with a restaurant. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1) (H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9 (g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. For information contact Plaintiff's attorney: James F. White, White & Ekker, P.C., 263 Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, (630) 466-1600, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION.

COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS Nationstar Mortgage LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Ryan M. Beltran; Collins Condominiums of South Elgin No. 1 Association; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 01716 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: PARCEL ONE: UNIT NUMBER 401C IN THE COLLINS CONDOMINIUMS OF SOUTH ELGIN NO. 1, AS DELINEATED ON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE LOT M-4 OF CONCORD HIGHLANDS UNIT 1 IN THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH ELGIN, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "B" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED MARCH 21, 1990 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 90K14288; TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN KANE COUNTY ILLINOIS. PARCEL TWO. THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO THE USE OF GARAGE SPACES 401C-G1 AND 401C-G2 LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS, AS DELINEATED ON THE PLAT OF SURVEY ATTACHED TO THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT 90K14288. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 401 S. Collins Street Unit C, South Elgin, IL 60177 and which said Mortgage was made by: Ryan M. Beltran, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for American Fidelity Mortgage Services, Inc., as Mort(Published in the Kane County gagee, and recorded in the Office of Chronicle, September 12, 19 & 26, the Recorder of Deeds of Kane 2013.) County, Illinois, as Document No. 2010K029894; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as PUBLIC NOTICE provided by law and that the said IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE

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YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Thomas A. Hartwell 540 S. Randall Road St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before October 7, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-16707 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I558875

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above-entitled cause, on August 15, 2013, in favor of Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Successor in Interest to Citizens First National Bank in the amount of $355,284.42, plus attorneys' fees of $5,866.25 and costs of $3,191.55 (the "Judgment"), Patrick B. Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, or his Deputy, will on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., at the Kane County Court House, 37W777 Illinois Route 38, Room JC100, St. Charles, Illinois, 60175 sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to sat(Published in the Kane County isfy said Judgment to wit: Chronicle, September 5, 12 & 19, Count I: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 13 OF 2013.) J.C. AND W. H. KIMBALL'S ADDITION TO ELGIN, IN THE CITY OF ELGIN, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

sale and balance is due by noon the following Tuesday after the sale to the Kane County Sheriff. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "As Is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The properties are each improved by: Multi-Tenant Commercial/Residential Property The properties may be inspected prior to sale: No. Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto. NOTICE-PUBLICATIONJUDICIAL SALE

WITNESS: /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Thomas M. Hartwell, Clerk of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court, and COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 520 the seal thereof, Kane, Illinois Walnut Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60123 8/30/13 Date PIN NO: 06-23-202-011 O'Brien Law Offices, P.C. Count II: LOT 1 OF MOTE'S SUB- Michael A. O'Brien DIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION Leslie G. Bleifuss OF LOT 16 OF RAYMOND'S SEC- 124A South County Farm Road OND ADDITION TO ELGIN, KANE Wheaton, Illinois 60187 COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Ph: (630) 871-9400 Fax: (630) 871-9435 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 241 Atty. No. 6216625/6224495 South State Street, Elgin, Illinois (Published in the Kane County 60123 Chronicle, September 12, 19 & 26, PIN NO: 06-13-357-001 2013.)

HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST COMPANY SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, v. ELIAS CORTEZ, ROSALBA CORTEZ, FIRST AMERICAN BANK, AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST AGREEMENT DATED AUGUST 12, 2008 AND KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 1-08-119 AND ALL BENEFICIARIES OF SAID TRUST, UNKNOWN TEN- The person to contact for inforANTS OR OCCUPANTS, UNKNOWN mation regarding this property is: PUBLIC NOTICE OWNERS and NON-RECORD Michael A. O'Brien, Esq. (630) CLAIMANTS, 871-9400 Defendants. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT The terms of sale are: No. 13 CH 1062 KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF Ten percent (10%) due by cash REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE or certified funds at the time of the EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION FORECLOSURE COMPANY,


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Public Notice is hereby given that on September 04, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as SPENCE SHOOTING SUPPLIES located at 1042 Willow Lane, Batavia, IL 60510.

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Dated: August 26, 2013

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Dated: September 18, 2013.

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Public Notice is hereby given that on August 26, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, concerning the business known as DOWNTOWN PROFESSIONALS NETWORK located at 28 S Water Suite 202, Batavia, IL 60510 which certificate sets forth the following changes in the operation thereof: Jay Schlinsog has ceased doing business under the above named business and has no further connection with or financial interest in the above named business carried on under such an assumed name.

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DONALD W SUITS

Bid packages can be obtained by contacting Kirk Landberg, Purchasing and Inventory Coordinator, City of Geneva, 1800 South Street,

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, September 12, 19 & 26, 2013.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

The City of Geneva reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive technicalities.

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

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Dated: September 17, 2013.

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and which said Mortgages were executed by HARMONY PROPERTY www.KCChronicle.com INVESTMENTS, LLC, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of PUBLIC NOTICE Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2006K097607 and NOTICE for such other relief prayed: That summons was duly issued out of the said Sixteenth Judicial Circuit DUPLICATE sealed BIDS submitCourt against you as provided by ted in a sealed envelope with the law, and that the said suit is now words "DISTRIBUTION AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES & CONpending. TROLS” marked on it, will be reNOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS ceived by the City of Geneva, IlliYOU, Defendants, UNKNOWN nois, until 11:00 AM, Thursday, OWNERS & NON-RECORD October 3, 2013, at the Office of CLAIMANTS file your answer to the the Administrator, City of Geneva, complaint in said suit or otherwise 22 South First Street, Geneva, Illimake your appearance therein, in nois 60134. the office of the Clerk of the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court, 133 W. This work shall be done in accorState Street, City of Sycamore, dance with the specifications of the DeKalb County, Illinois on or before City of Geneva. the 21st day of October, 2013 default may be entered against you at Contractors and Subcontractors any time after that day and a judg- shall pay not less than the prevailment entered in accordance with ing Rate of Wages as found by the Department of Labor or as are dethe prayer of said complaint. termined by the Court of Appeal, Kane County, to all laborers, workDated: September 9, 2013 man, and mechanics performing /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell work under the Contract. A signed Clerk of the Circuit Court certification stating the above as well as the fact that the bidder is not barred from bidding as a result Prepared by: of a violation of either Section 33EJEFFREY L. LEWIS #06275559 3 or 33E-4 of Chapter 720, Illinois Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC Compiled Revised Statutes, [720 2045 Aberdeen Court ILCS 5/33E-3 and 5/33E4 Sycamore, IL 60178 (2009)]. (815) 748-0380 mailto:jlewis@kleinstoddard.com The City reserves the right to defer (Published in the Daily Chronicle, acceptance of any proposal for a September 19, 26 & October 3, period not to exceed ( 60 ) days after the date bids are received. 2013.)

Email: classified@ Public Notice is hereby given PUBLIC NOTICE shawsuburban.com that on September 04, 2013 a cerFax: 815-477-8898 (Published in the Kane County tificate was filed in the office of the ASSUMED NAME or online at: Chronicle, September 12, 19 & County Clerk of Kane County, IlliPUBLICATION NOTICE nois, setting forth the names and www.KCChronicle.com 26, 2013.) addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the Public Notice is hereby given PUBLIC NOTICE JOBS, JOBS and business known as ONE-OF-A- that on September 9, 2013 a cerKIND FIND located at 228 W. Main tificate was filed in the office of the MORE JOBS! ASSUMED NAME County Clerk of Kane County, IlliSt., St. Charles, IL 60174. PUBLICATION NOTICE nois, setting forth the names and No Resume? No Problem! addresses of all persons owning, Monster Match assigns a Dated: September 04, 2013. Public Notice is hereby given conducting and transacting the professional to hand-match each that on September 17, 2013 a cer/s/ John A. Cunningham business known as THE EXPRES- job seeker with each employer! tificate was filed in the office of the Kane County Clerk SION TOUCH PAINTING located at This is a FREE service! County Clerk of Kane County, Illi200 Linn Ct, Unit D, North Aurora, nois, setting forth the names and (Published in the Kane County IL 60542. Simply create your profile by phone addresses of all persons owning, Chronicle, September 5, 12 & 19, or online and, for the next conducting and transacting the Dated: September 9, 2013. 90-days, our professionals will 2013.) business known as COOKIES ON match your profile to employers THIRD located at 228 S Third St, /s/ John A. Cunningham who are hiring right now! PUBLIC NOTICE Geneva, IL 60134. Kane County Clerk

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COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 326 (Published in the Kane County HARMONY DRIVE, NORTH AURO- Chronicle, September 5, 12 & 19, RA, IL 60542 2013.)

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, September 5, 12 & 19, 2013.)

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LOT 133 IN SLAKER'S FIFTH ADWITNESS, August 30, 2013 /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell DITION TO THE VILLAGE OF NORTH Clerk of the Circuit Court AURORA, IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA, KANE COUNTY, Donald W Suits ILLINOIS. 104 Louie Ln Hampshire, IL 60140 PIN: 15-04-179-003 630-880-2999

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The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying Dissolution of Marriage, and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before October 4, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on August 13, 2013.

Dated: September 11, 2013.

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CASE NO. 13 D 716 PUBLICATION NOTICE

TINE STUDIO located at 311 South 2nd Street, Geneva, IL 60134.

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The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given to you, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN TENANTS & NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Kane County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain Mortgage(s) recorded against the premises as follows to wit:

vs. LAURA L COVENTRY Defendant

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CASE NO. 13 CH 1977 PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

Plaintiff

unningham Kane County Clerk

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vs. NATHAN TIEDEMANN, ANASTASIA TIEDEMANN, MARY A. BICE, CHRIS BICE, HARMONY PROPERTY INVESTMENTS, LLC, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK N/K/A HEARTLAND BANK & TRUST, CEDARDWOOD PROPERTIES, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN TENANTS & NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants.

ity pr que Geneva, IL 60134, or by calling lease of Federal funds. 630-232-1503. All interested agencies, groups (Published in the Kane County and persons disagreeing with this Chronicle, September 19, 2013.) decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Authority to the Authority's Multifamily Program Department. Such PUBLIC NOTICE written comments should be received at the above address on or NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST A before October 4, 2013. All such RELEASE OF FUNDS & NOTICE OF comments so received will be conFINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT sidered and the Authority will not IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action September 19, 2013 on the within project prior to the Publication Date date specified in the preceding sentence. Ms. Mary R. Kenney, Executive Director Streator Senior Housing Limited Illinois Housing Partnership II, acting as Sponsor to Development Authority the Authority, will undertake the 401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700 project described above with HOME Chicago, Illinois 60611 funds from the U.S. Department of (312) 836-5303 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under Title II (HOME InvestTO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, ment Partnership Act) of the NaGROUPS AND PERSONS: tional Affordable Housing Act of 1990. The Authority is certifying to On or about October 5, 2013 HUD that the Authority and Ms. (15-day public comment period), Mary R. Kenney, in her official cathe above-named Illinois Housing pacity as Certifying Officer consent Development Authority (the Authori- to accept the jurisdiction of the Fedty) will request the U.S. Department eral courts if action is brought to of Housing and Urban Develop- enforce responsibilities in relation to ment to release Federal funds under environmental reviews, decision Title II (HOME Investment Partner- making and action; and that these ships Act) of the National Afford- responsibilities have been satisfied. able Housing Act of 1990 for the The legal effect of the certification is following project: that upon its approval the Authority may use the HOME funds and HUD Project Name/Number: will have satisfied its responsibilities Water's Edge of South Elgin under the National Environmental PID #10789 Policy Act of 1969. HUD will accept an objection to its approval Purpose of Project: only if it is on one of the following New construction of 48 units of bases: (a) that the certification was affordable housing for Non-Elderly not in fact executed by the Certify(of which 25 are supportive hous- ing Officer or other officer of appliing units) cant approved by HUD; or (b) that applicant's environmental review Project location: record for the project indicates 50 North River, South Elgin, omission of a required decision Kane County, Illinois finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review Total Estimated Cost: process. Objections must be pre$16,551,475 pared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 The Authority also gives notice CFR Part 58) and may be adthat it has determined that the dressed to Mr. Ray E. Willis, Direcabove project will not constitute an tor of Community Planning and action significantly affecting the Development, U.S. Department of quality of the human environment Housing and Urban Development, and accordingly, the above named 77 West Jackson, Chicago, Illinois Authority has decided not to pre- 60604. pare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Envi- Objections to the release of funds ronmental Policy Act of 1969 on bases other than those stated (NEPA, 42 USC 4321). above will not be considered by HUD. No objection received after The reasons for such decision October 20, 2013, will be considnot to prepare such Statement are ered by HUD. as follows: Mary R. Kenney The local environment is proven Executive Director, Illinois Housing to be an acceptable living habitat Development Authority for Water's Edge of South Elgin. 401 North Michigan Avenue, The use of the property will not Suite 700 change after the new construction Chicago, Illinois 60611 by WESE, LLC [Set forth reasons for decision. See Part 58.37]. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, September 19, 2013.) An Environmental Review Record respecting the within project has been made by the above-named, the Authority which documents the PUBLIC NOTICE environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reaASSUMED NAME sons why such Statements is not rePUBLICATION NOTICE quired. This Environmental Review Record is on file in the Multifamily Program Department at the above Public Notice is hereby given address and is available for public that on September 11, 2013 a cerexamination and copying (for a tificate was filed in the office of the fee) upon request between the County Clerk of Kane County, Illihours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. nois, setting forth the names and No further environmental review of addresses of all persons owning, such project is proposed to be con- conducting and transacting the ducted prior to the request for re- business known as AMY CHRIS-

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Pheasant Run to host home show By J. E. KUYPER editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – About 300 exhibitors will be at the Old House New House Home Show running Sept. 28 and 29 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. In addition to the exhibitors, there will be special programs at the show. Lou Manfredi, WGN radio’s Mr. Fix It, will take the stage from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Nicole Curtis of the “Rehab Addict” television show will host a program from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 29. Also, Sally Morse, creative director for Hunter Douglas, and Laura Gleamza, an interior decorator from Geneva, will preside over workshops daily. “Renovation, remodeling, transformation and restoration will be celebrated in the 58th season of this biannual event,” show organizer Laura McNamara said. “Since 1984, this event has been a hub for new trends in home improvement.” The daily show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 and $4 for senior citizens (62 years old and older). Those younger than 18 years of age will be admitted free. Parking also is free. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley and its ReStore, based in Elgin.

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

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

After meeting at an earlier Old House New House Home Show in St. Charles, employees at ALA Architects and Planners in Crystal Lake remodeled a house in Evanston for its owners (pictured). For information, call 630-515-1160 or visit www. kennedyproductions.com. Pheasant Run Resort is located at 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles.

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Geneva

116 N. Sixth Street

$295,000

Investment Property! Located in the historic downtown Geneva. Walk to shops, restaurants and close to Metra. Three units rented. Tow one bedroom units + the full basement which is also rented as a one bedroom. Excellent tenant / rental history. All month to month. Plenty of parking spaces along with two car garage with heated office in back.

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Directions: Randall Rd to Main West to Wade S to Hapner Right To Lusted. Distinctively 30 Successful Years Providing Professional styled custom built all brick Estate with Superb Excellence & Personal Service Craftsmanship situated on a Beautiful Landscaped lot backs to open space. Impressive 2 Story Foyer and Family Room with pillar fcieslicki@aol.com accents throughout. See thru fireplace in den fredacieslickirealty.com and sunroom. Decorative ornate volume ceilings throughout. Brazilian Cherry Floors and cabinets in kitchen. Finished basement with full bath and bedroom, wine cellar, and fully equipped bar. Patio with covered entertainment barbeque Area and hot tub. $1,099,000 RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE ABR CRS CIPS GRI SFR

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$359,000

Perfect for Builders or Rehabbers. 1 acre lot on Eastside Drive. Value is in the land and can be subdivided. There is access at the back of the lot for a second driveway from Oakwood Drive. Located downtown Geneva and the Prairie Path. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home needs some TLC. Sold “As-Is” Condition.

3N488 Balkan Dr , St. Charles Lovely 2100 square feet ranch on a one acre subdivision lot for rent. Newly installed carpet throughout home. Newer gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Freshly painted throughout home. New high quality patio door in family room which leads out to a nice deck area off the family room overlooking scenic lot with mature trees. Updated landscaping in and around the home offers a peaceful setting. $2,100/month

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

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

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

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St. Charles

$324,900

Civil War-era landmark 2-sty, prime St. Charles location, masterful restoration, private gardens, many orig. features, 3BR/1BA, Carrera marble, clawfoot tub, hwd flrs, high clgs, wide millwork, 2-car gar., shed, rare find! 819N5th.com

Sugar Grove

$225,000

Charming 2-story w/upgrades galore, almost 1-ac. Wooded, ponds, kitchen w/granite, stainless steel, glass-front cabinets, island. 1st flr ldry, master suite, enclosed porch, hwd floors, chair rail, patio, deck, & more! kombrink.com

$279,900

St. Charles

$399,900

4BR/3.5BA two-story in Fox Mill, neutral dÈcor, large kitchen with Brakur cabinets, island; finished lower level with wet bar. Great yard, paver patio, walk to grade school. Walking paths and community pool nearby. 4N179FoxMill.com

$279,900

Lovely and spacious 3BR/2.5BA tri-level townhome in great location - close to Brookfield Zoo and walk to high school! Upgrades, balcony, hardwood, stainless steel appliances, 2400 SF living space. Convenience and value! 8900W31ST.com

Batavia

$359,900

Beautiful home in every season! 4BR/2.1BA Colonial nestled on half-acre cul-de-sac lot! Peaceful secluded location backing to Big Woods park. Total private setting w/paver patio & 4 season porch! 851Burnham.com

Elburn

$279,900

Geneva

$325,000

4BR/2BA Mill Creek colonial home across from golf course! Covered porch, paver patio, deck, fenced yard. Hardwood floors, wainscoting, brick fp, vaulted ceilings & finished bsmt. Master suite w/walk-in closet & luxury bath. circlepix.com/home/MXC4SJ

Elgin

$49,900

Great Buy! Build your dream home on this mature wooded lot in a very sought after subdivision. You won’t be able to find a better lot in this area at this price! Kombrink.com

St Charles

$799,900

3BR/2.BA, custom w/wraparound porch, brk pvr patio w/pergola, fenced yd, beautiful millwork, neutral dÈcor, transom windows, Fr. doors, sunroom, hdwd, cherry cabs in kitchen, loft, luxury master! 1146Collins.com

Glorious 4BR/3.1BA Neo-Victorian home on 2.45 acre lot in Three Lakes! Authenticity, quality & craftsmanship around every turn. Architectural antiques make this new home look “old”. Perfect home w/lots of true character! 8N020Columbine.com

Maple Park

Geneva

$25,000

Corner lot in great subdivision in Maple Park. Public utilities to site. 6 miles from I-88 access, 15 min. to colleges, university, shopping, health & wellness facilities, entertainment, dining. Bring your builder or use ours.

$449,900

New business zoning, this legal, non-conforming two flat ready for the right investor to convert to higher yielding office or retail. Double lot in heart of downtown Geneva. 2,737 sq feet, updated electric, new roof & HVAC. kombrink.com

Batavia

$409,900

Unbeatable homesite on Fox River in front of bike path! 1.3 wooded acres with river views. Close to Geneva. Build your dream home with Sjodin Custom Homes or bring your own builder! kombrink.com

St. Charles

$539,900

5BR/3.5BA John Hall custom executive estate on 1.5 lush acres in Three Lakes. Exquisite architectural features, upgrades throughout, finished lookout bmt. Craftsmanship & luxury at the right price! 38W235Chickasaw.com

Geneva

$312,000

Elgin

$159,900

Large 1+ acre lot perfect for your dream home. Use your builder or ours (Homes by Steve Hed). Great location in popular Blackberry Crossing subdivision. Just moments west of Randall Road. Soil test available on request. kombrink.com

Batavia

$169,900

2BR/2.5BA 2-sty townhome in great location! Clean, bright & open floorplan, fam rm w/fpl, master w/walk-in closet, whirlpool, main flr ldry, Corian counters & 2 pantries in kitchen. Ext. maint./lawn care! 1437Clybourne.com

St. Charles

$449,900

Elburn

$229,900

Spacious 4BR/2.1BA cedar Colonial in desirable Blackberry subdivision. Close to everything! Porch, paver patio. Eat-in kitchen, vaulted family room w/stone gas log fp. Vaulted ceilings in all bedrooms, master w/private bath & more! 541Dempsey.com

Unique 4BR/3.5BA 2-story, wooded 1+ac., fenced, ingrd pool, spa, sauna, amenities & upgrades galore. Circular drive, 3-car heated garage, deck. Fpl in sunken LR & in master suite, wet bars, gourmet kitchen and much more! 42W561Eagle.com

Roomy 4BR/2BA tri-level on large wooded lot; deck, patio, shed, lush landscaping; kitchen w/ island, pantry; family room w/fpl.; nice open floorplan, generous room sizes. Peaceful location, excellent schools, truly a gem! 41W130Foal.com

Geneva

St. Charles

Batavia

$323,950

Stunning 4BR/2.5BA 2-story in Mill Creek, covered porch entry, 2-sty foyer, DR/LR combo, large kit w/ island, eat-in, stainless steel appls, & more. Fam. Rm w/fpl, luxury master suite, vaulted ceilings. Must see! kombrink.com

$799,000

Exceptional 6BR/4.5BA 2-story on 1.3 acres. Generous room sizes, indoor sports court, gourmet kitchen w/pro-grade appliances, media room, two fireplaces, amenities & upgrades galore! Great family home! 43W562Heather.com

$379,900

Flowing, open floorplan, 4BR/2.5BA, vaulted clgs, gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite, island & more. Sunroom, family room, great finished basement with rec room and bar area, beautiful lot with patio, 2-car garage. 923MarkTwain.com

St Charles

$449,968

Quality built 4BR/3.1BA new construction in Silver Glen Meadows. 1.25-acre lot, gourmet kitchen w/granite & stainless, 1st floor den. Master w/His & Her walk-in closets, luxury bath. Lookout bsmt w/rough-in for 3/4 bath. 41W629FoxBend.com

St. Charles

$875,000

Classic elegance on 1.25 wooded acs, 5BR/5BA, fin. walk-out bmt w/2nd kitchen, 2nd family rm w/ fpl, media rm, full ba; hwd flrs, gourmet kit, 2-sty family rm w/fpl, luxe master suite, deck, patio, ingrd pool & more! 7N350StevensGlen.com

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$119,000

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

Elburn

$750,000

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

Elgin

$575,000

Unbelievable quality, amenities & craftsmanship in this 5BR/4BA brick ranch on secluded cul-desac lot. Vaulted ceilings, detailed trim work, expansive floor plan. Gorgeous finished walkout bsmt, unsurpassed wooded lot! 43W219TallPines.com

Batavia

$579,900

Exquisite 5BR/5BA custom home in excellent location, backs to nature preserve, Fin. bmt. w/ rec rm, office, wet bar, full BA, BR5, storage. Gourmet kit, luxury master suite w/fpl, 2-sty fam. rm., 1st flr ldry, den. Must see! 785TwinElms.com

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Maple Park

$525,000

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

Elburn

$335,000

Great 4BR/3.5BA 2-story, wooded 1-ac. Corner lot, pro-ldscp, deck, patio, encl. porch, front porch, large room sizes, hdwd flrs, granite & stainless in kitchen, finished walk-out bmt w/full bath, rec rm, bonus rm. Very special! 4N622Whirlaway.com

St Charles

$219,900

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

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Batavia

$439,000

Gorgeous 4BR/2.1BA home on quiet cul-de-sac lot surrounded by open space! Large sunny bkyd w/patio. Lots of attention to detail & quality. 1st flr master suite w/luxury bath. 2-story living room, vaulted family room & so much more! 2542Williams.com

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South Elgin

4BR/5.5BA 2-story on 1.04 ac park-like lot, barn, pool, porch, patio, grilling station, potting shed! Lodge-like interior, sunny fam rm, jacuzzi, 1st flr ldry, sewing/craft rm, mud room, master BR is amazing! 24SCollins.com

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Real Estate Transfers Batavia

to Craig Mowers; $170,000.00 42W059 Main Street Rd: Sold on or before 081613 by Brundige Trust to Brundige Trust; $141,500.00

fore 081913 by Denise P Girard to Karen L Petrie; $152,000.00 408 Hamlet St: Sold on or before 081513 by Michael P Cooke to Joseph Scigouski & Laurel Scigouski; $235,000.00 470 Thorne St: Sold on or before 081913 by Jason P Davis to Ronald A Meier & Karen L Meier; $481,000.00 729 Branson Dr: Sold on or before 081513 by Casey Ebel to Nicole R Learakos & Ricahrd J Learakos; $300,000.00 907 Shabbona Trl: Sold on or before 081513 by Nemechek Trust to Helen L Lee; $286,000.00

1001 Danforth Dr: Sold on or before 082213 by David Radjewski to Christopher R George & Melissa R George; $337,500.00 125 Challenge Rd: Sold on or before 082013 by Young Trust to David K Mayo & Caron S Mayo; $315,000.00 1132 Thelin Ct: Sold on or before 081513 by Curtis W Brown to Philip T Vovola & Pamela R Vovola; $328,500.00 1243 Hillsboro Dr: Sold on or before 082113 by Larry Pygott to Joseph Maggio & Kathleen Maggio; $261,000.00 1373 Spencer Ln: Sold on or before 081513 by Robert A Kuhlman to Helen J Radtke Schuetz; $149,000.00 1923 Wagner Rd: Sold on or before 082213 by Alex Chamis to John M Rasmussen & Kirsten H Rasmussen; $240,000.00 237 Stone Manor Cir: Sold on or before 081513 by Eliseo J Carmona to Czme Enterprises Llc; $180,000.00 407 S Prairie St: Sold on or be-

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0N485 Ford Dr: Sold on or before 082013 by George Seibert to Rebecca Cowen; $242,500.00 0N535 Armstrong Ln: Sold on or before 081513 by Thomas G Lowell to James T Oreck; $282,500.00 0N615 Morrill Dr: Sold on or before 082013 by Norman R Kelm to Victor Thomas & Anastacia Thomas; $425,000.00 0N680 Bowdish Dr: Sold on or before 081913 by John Brennan to Angela M Orrico; $327,500.00 0N807 E Curtis Sq: Sold on or before 081913 by Harold L Butcher to Denise Burchard; $330,000.00 108 Mckinley Ave: Sold on or before 082013 by David E Cronemiller to Michael Douglas & Tiffany Douglas; $399,000.00 1112 Greenfield Cir: Sold on

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1320 Soldier Ct: Sold on or before 082013 by Jeffrey J Thompson to Frank J Martinelli; $335,000.00 1323 Corrigan St: Sold on or before 082013 by Thomas J Wolek to Timothy S Dunham & Lisa A Dunham; $285,000.00 411 Richmond Ave: Sold on or before 082113 by Holly Grimes

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or before 081613 by Jason Ott to Lance P Mix & Floreal Mix; $172,000.00 2658 Berkshire Dr: Sold on or before 082013 by Stacey L Smirkcy to Christopher S Norkus; $295,000.00 2664 Danford Way: Sold on or before 082013 by Richard E Burns to Brandon Baumann & Valerie Baumann; $303,000.00 2811 Blackman Rd: Sold on or before 081913 by Tammy M Zolfo to Brent C Baxter & Megan L Matuska; $254,000.00 39W075 S Hyde Park: Sold on or before 081513 by Joseph P Fortino to Nathan M Breier & Kelly A Breier; $360,000.00 39W262 Sheldon Ln: Sold on or before 081513 by Orlando Saez to Matthew C Wolf & Tiffany L Wolf; $434,000.00 39W275 Fabyan Pkwy: Sold on or before 082213 by Christopher E Muno to Serc Llc; $270,000.00 39W281 E Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 081913 by Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee to Seth

Hanson; $217,000.00 39W577 Newton Sq: Sold on or before 082013 by Michael P Douglass to Christopher E Muno & Joy L Muno; $335,500.00 409 Wakefield Ln: Sold on or before 082013 by Randolph L Biagioni to Cynthia A Baule & John G O Shaughnessy; $315,000.00 514 Maple Ln: Sold on or before 081913 by Lance P Mix to Thomas M Dewey & Lorie G Dewey; $294,000.00 530 Bradbury Ln: Sold on or before 082213 by Joshua R Laplata to Jason Pearson; $170,000.00

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2N215 Saddlewood Dr: Sold on or before 082113 by Ernest E Byrd to Edwin W Schaefer & Laurie A Schaefer; $256,000.00 9N301 Percy Rd: Sold on or before 081513 by Glen S Barzo to Raymond R Hohe & Kevin W Hohe; $335,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 6

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Prime East side location & neighborhood! Granite kitch w/SS appls, huge fam rm w/soaring fp, den… Mbdrm w/2 wics & vaulted luxury bth! Finished bsmt w/full bth, spacious private fenced yard… Immediate occupancy & move-in condition!!

home w/amazing trim & detail, Brazilian hwds on entire 1st floor… Mbdrm w/fp, awesome granite kitch w/commercial grade appls… All bdrms w/volume ceils & wics… Quality+ finished bsmt w/theatre rm w/tiered seating!!

on a private wooded lot! Great floor plan w/Ranchlike living w/1st floor mbdrm… Dramatic vaulted liv rm w/17 ft ceil… Spacious eat-in kitch… 2nd floor features 2 huge bdrms… 3 bths! Nicely finished bsmt too!!

subdivision - Walk to grade school & parks - Minutes from train & downtown! Fabulous Colonial!! Kitch w/ maple cabs, vaulted fam rm w/fp,, spacious bdrms… Expansive deck, private wooded yard… Finished bsmt!! Excellent condition too!!

in a scenic enclave of Deer Run! Awesome granite kitch, huge fam rm… Fabulous mbdrm retreat w/sit rm, 2 wics, volume ceil & luxury bth! Finished basmt w/slate bth… 1 acre lot!!


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Over 5000 Square Feet Of Living Space! Directions: Randall to Ridgewood to West Ridgewood. Fabulous Home on 1.25 acres! Gorgeous kitchen with granite, NEW stainless steel appliances, island and breakfast bar! Wonderful sunroom. 1st floor office with French doors and wainscotting. Huge family room with fireplace. Lovely Master suite with private oversized sitting room. Master bedroom bath with whirlpool. Full finished basement with full bath! Incredible yard features large patio, gazebo, mature trees and stunning perennial garden!

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Large private yard! Formal living room and dining room. Cooks kitchen with granite and double ovens! Cozy Den with fireplace. Oversized family room with wet bar. Vaulted master suite with private deck and huge walk-in closet. Incredible 4 bedrooms with on-suite baths and walk-in closets! Enormous heated Florida room with sky lights and loads of natural light. Lovely patio and Pergola!! Tennis Court!! Shed and fire pit.

Rolling green, gardens and shade trees are part of the beautiful 2 acre setting! Gorgeous, updated Derrico built home with a finished walk-out lower level that transports you to the North Woods! Gourmet kitchen with new granite counters, two story family room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Sumptuous master with luxury Grecian bath! Hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces and screened porch with amazing Views!

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This UNIQUE Georgian has endless possibilities...currently used as 2 duplexes by original owners...each with their own living room with fireplaces, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, baths and full basements! Impeccably maintained with stainless steel appliances, solid surface counters and new Allure Traffic Master Flooring in basement! Approximately 4300square feet of quality construction, hardwood floors thru-out, elaborate moldings and custom cabinetry. A hidden Gem!!

Exquisitely Maintained Home on 3/4 acre in Persimmon Woods! Over 4000 sq ft with in-ground Pool & Roman Gardens! Incredible custom millwork & details throughout! Updated kitchen! Gorgeous Family Room w/cherry built-ins. Oversized main floor maple-paneled den w/volume ceilings & floor to ceiling windows! Full finished walk out basement w/full bath & kitchen. Circular drive and heated 3 car garage

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974 Brandon Ct: Sold on or before 082013 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Matthew J Marconi & Tiffany A Marconi; $351,500.00

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North Aurora

101 N Lincolnway: Sold on or before 081913 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Jaime Mendoza; $71,000.00 2014 Rockwood Ln: Sold on or before 082213 by William T Mason to John T Roderick & Jill A Roderick; $290,000.00 22 S Juniper Dr: Sold on or before 082013 by Kenner Trust to Richard D Musson & Deborah D Musson; $158,000.00 241 Spring Ct: Sold on or before 081513 by Michael J Melles to Medea C Rambish; $225,000.00 34 S Grant St: Sold on or before 081913 by Rena Rippinger to Meghan R Bruggeman; $150,000.00 439 Bennett Dr: Sold on or before 081513 by John D Hunecke to Thomas Lowell & Melanie Allen; $444,000.00 510 Birchwood Dr: Sold on or before 081513 by Lisa A Belken to Robert A Borman & Kristina L Brady Borman; $115,000.00

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1011 S 3rd St: Sold on or before 082013 by Michael D Bollero to Andrew J Doyle; $220,000.00 1015 S 3rd St: Sold on or before 082213 by Ungerer Trust to Jessica Lynn Khailo & Maxim Khailo; $245,500.00 1500 Forest Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 082213 by Michael T Martin to Nicholas J Warren & Amy M Warren; $355,000.00 1801 Jeanette Ave: Sold on or before 082113 by Janice L Gehrman to Kenneth B William & Stephanie A William; $270,000.00 1855 Chandler Ave: Sold on or before 081913 by Timothy D Born to David M Mccown; $227,000.00 2026 Bridle Ct: Sold on or before 082213 by Coffee Trust to Samuel J Mayer & Stephanie R Mayer; $438,000.00

205 Regency Ct W: Sold on or before 082013 by K Hovnanian Estates At Regency to Angelo Cavallino & Cally Cavallino; $264,500.00 266 Sedgewick Cir: Sold on or before 082013 by Richard W Grelck to Pelkey Trust; $255,000.00 2712 Regency Ct E: Sold on or before 082213 by K Hovnanian Estate At Regency to Paul Castellano; $261,000.00 34W449 Valley Cir: Sold on or before 081513 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Joseph V Renzi & Stacy A Renzi; $364,500.00 3602 Provence Dr: Sold on or before 082013 by James J Kantak to Daniel L Depcik & Deborah A Visenti; $307,500.00 36W667 Red Haw Ln: Sold on or before 081513 by James Breen to Matthew B Dye; $322,000.00 39W005 Bolcum Rd: Sold on or before 081513 by R Duane Wyatt to Bryan L Markwell; $410,000.00 39W259 Silver Glen Rd: Sold on or before 081613 by Burns Trust to Andrew Glassford &

Elisa Tessier; $346,000.00 39W334 Long Meadow Ln: Sold on or before 081513 by J R H Properties Llc to Christopher K Howard & Christina P Howard; $815,000.00 39W819 Dairyherd Ln: Sold on or before 082113 by John P Doran to H Martin Jensen Iii & Gena R Jensen; $383,000.00 39W832 Dairyherd Ln: Sold on or before 082013 by David G Farquhar to Timothy Hartke & Barbara Hartke; $265,000.00 4010 Meadow View Dr: Sold on or before 082213 by Larry R Niehaus to Daniel W Robinson & Geneva G Robinson; $595,000.00 4030 Meadow Dr: Sold on or before 081513 by Joel R Petersen to Bradley J Copper & Heather L Copper; $305,000.00 40W199 James Michener Dr: Sold on or before 082213 by Kathleen M Pricnell to Justin R Carlson & Stacia M Carlson; $315,000.00 41W009 Empire Rd: Sold on or before 081513 by Thomas L Fitzsimmons to Czm Enterprises Llc; $152,500.00

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41W211 Hearthstone Ct: Sold on or before 081613 by John R Luke to Bryan D Burke & Jill J Burke; $420,000.00 4N105 Longfellow Pl: Sold on or before 081513 by Julie A Olafson to Dyame P Martin; $550,000.00 4N981 Oak Hill Dr: Sold on or before 082213 by Thomas J Barry to Robert Stolarz & Anna Stolarz; $445,000.00 5N074 Prairie Rose Dr: Sold on or before 081513 by Stephen D Burdette to Bernard J Surtz & Cynthia A Surtz; $721,000.00 5N225 Deer Pond Dr St: Sold on or before 081613 by Pb Il Oreo Llc to Rondo Ziegler; $100,000.00 5N230 Grey Barn Rd: Sold on or before 081513 by Zoelle Trust to Frederick G Grimmer & Nancy Schlegel Grimmer; $542,500.00 5N999 E Ridgewood Dr: Sold on or before 082013 by Charles S Salisbury to Scott J Ward & Jeanne M Ward; $700,000.00 6N335 Whitmore Cir A: Sold on or before 082113 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Michael C Gish; $241,500.00

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8REAL ESTATE BRIEF GENEVA – The women’s Council of Realtors Fox Valley Chapter will host its annual fundraiser “Rockin’ with the Realtors” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Riverside Banquets, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva. The event will feature dancing, food, a 50/50 cash raffle and silent auction. The evening will begin with cocktails (from the cash bar) and the silent auction (goes until 7:30 p.m.), followed by a beef and chicken dinner buffet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a live band and dancing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The cost to attend is $25. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Elgin Community Crisis Center. For tickets, call Brenda Galauner at 630-267-7761.

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Enjoy a large backyard with beautiful views of the open space behind. First floor den/office. Master suite with luxury bath, bedrooms two and three share jack and Jill bath. Bedroom four has private bath. Living room and dining room have 12’ ceilings. Family room with fireplace. Cooks kitchen with breakfast bar and separate eating area. Open, neutral layout with hardwood floors and new carpet. Pool and on site elementary school with neighborhood parks and playground.

Move in ready and quick closing possible. This beautiful home is located close to Heartland elementary school, The Commons shopping area and Delnor hospital. Large master luxury suite, three additional bedrooms. Open layout with large kitchen and eating area with access to the deck. Two story family room with fireplace. First floor den/office. Full finished walkout basement features kitchenette, full bath and plenty of entertainment room. Beautiful fenced back yard with paver patio.

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Campton Hills Lot 2.5 Acres zoned for horses, St. Charles schools 630-584-7000 $275,000 07203222

Great Home Country subdivision, large lot, 3 bdrm, fenced yard, 2½ att gar + det gar 630-879-9555 $239,900 08367816

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