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Boy’s game in running for award By NICOLE WESKERNA GENEVA – A young inventor from Geneva is in the running for the 2013 Toy and Game Inventor Awards and now is seeking online votes to win. Michael Curshellas, 8, has been selected as one of five nominees for the Young Inventor of the Year award in the sixth annual TAGIE Awards, also known as the Toy and Game Inventor Expo. Michael helped invent a spy game called Mission Unboxable – an “unplugged” game that spurs creativity and imagination. The awards ceremony is the evening of Nov. 22 and will be at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Chicago. The dinner is sponsored by Hasbro, along with several org anizations including the Chicago Toy and Game Group and the Toy Industry Association. Michael’s mom, Lisa Curshellas, said she’s proud of her son and that she is honored that his game is being recognized. “The kids he is up against seem well-established, in the sense that they have received previous awards or have their product already in a major store,” she wrote in an email. “Michael is definitely the underdog, and no matter the outcome, I am so proud.” Mission Unboxable is available to families on a sub-

CAMPTON HILLS – Barns 101 and Barns 201 will be headed to Garfield Farm Museum. The events will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the museum, which is south of Route 38 on Garfield Road. For information, call 630584-8485 or email info@ The morning lecture, given by museum special projects manager Dave Bauer, will provide a general overview of historic barns. The

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Michael Curshellas, 8, of Geneva has been nominated for the sixth annual Toy and Game Inventor Awards in the Young Inventor of the Year category for his Mission Unboxable spy kits.

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scription basis. Families who sign up receive a Mission Unboxable briefcase in the mail packed with spy gear. Kids and parents can receive up to 13 missions each month, depending on how many months a family seeks. The missions are available

in three-, six- or 12-month subscriptions, with each costing $10 to $15 a month. Missions challenge kids to think outside of the box, such as using a balloon to power a toy car or lifting a fingerprint using cocoa powder. Curshellas said if Michael

wins the award, one prize is a trip to the New York Toy Fair, “which is apparently the place to be if you want to sell or license your product to a major company,” Curshellas wrote in an email. Inventors also are up for awards in categories such as Excellence in Toy Design and Rising Star Designer. “With electronics taking over our daily lives, it’s nice to have a fun, ‘unplugged’ toy parents and kids can enjoy together,” Curshellas wrote.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Garfield Farm Museum to host lectures Oct. 12


afternoon lecture will cover more advanced topics and assumes Barns 101 or equivalent knowledge. Both lectures will conclude with an optional tour of the 1842 Hay and Grain Barn and the 1849 Horse Barn. The lectures are $6 a person per lecture, and refreshments will be provided.

Stars of Dance Chicago planned at Fermilab BATAVIA – Stars of Dance Chicago is set for 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Ramsey Auditorium at

Fermilab, which is at Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia. The cost is $28, or $14 for those ages 18 and younger. The event features Trinity Irish Dancers, The Hit Factory, Tre Dumas/Jus’LisTeN, Boyz of Poison, Tommye Giacchino’s Chicago Dance Latin & Ballroom School, Kate Jablonski/The Kate Jablonski Statement, Kate Jablonski/Beyond Words Dance Company, NoMi LaMad Dance, Inc. and more. For information, visit

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Where did you grow up? Chicago Pets? Four cats named Sammy, BeBe, Katrina and Mia Who would play you in the movie of your life? Brad Pitt First job? Paper boy for the Chicago American Newspaper As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was in second grade, I said I wanted to be a garbage man, and the nun made me stand in a garbage can for about an hour.

I wanted to drive a truck. I liked trucks. I became mechanic and got a degree in engineering. Then I went to law school and became an environmental lawyer. A book you’d recommend? “A History of American Law,” by Lawrence M. Friedman Favorite charity? All the good causes What game show would you be on? “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Favorite local restaurant? Francesca’s by the River in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Sigourney Weaver and Emilio Estevez while skiing in the mountains.


Kane County Chronicle staffers pick the best of what to do in your free time

Batavia Mother’s Club to hold Brownie Bake-Off WHAT: The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation will hold its ninth annual Brownie Bake-Off. The public is welcome to attend. The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation has once again enlisted Batavia city officials to taste the entries and select a winning brownie recipe. Community Relations Chair Jenn Baerren, has brought together a panel that reaches across the infrastructure of our community. The winning brownies, including the recipe, will be featured at the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation’s 29th Annual Autumn Arts & Craft Show Bake Sale, which takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Batavia High School. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Friday WHERE: Pal Joey’s Restaurant, 31 N. River St., Batavia

Pink Hair for Hope at Thompson Middle School WHAT: Pink Hair for Hope, an event organized by Thompson Middle School eighth-grader Molly McBean, is set at Thompson Middle School. Local salon owner, Suzanne Denee, will apply pink hair extensions to anybody who contributes a $10 donation

for breast cancer awareness. WHEN: 3:20 to 5:30 p.m. Friday WHERE: Thompson Middle School, 705 W. Main St., St. Charles

Bingo nights at Elburn Lions Club WHAT: The Elburn Lions Club has bingo on Friday nights at its clubhouse. The public is invited. WHEN: Fridays. Doors open at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: At the clubhouse, 500 Filmore St., Elburn COST: Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. INFO: Call 630-365-6315.

College Night at Waubonsee WHAT: Waubonsee Community College has planned its College Night 2013 event. Participants will meet with representatives from more than 100 public and private colleges and universities across the country, as well as attend sessions to learn more about choosing the right college, applying for financial aid or attending Waubonsee. Faculty and deans

from all of Waubonsee’s academic divisions will be at College Night. WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday WHERE: Sugar Grove campus at Route 47 and Waubonsee Drive INFO: Call 630-466-7900, ext. 5756 or visit

Public Star Party at Peck Farm Park WHAT: The Fox Valley Astronomical Society will host a free Public Star Party at Peck Farm Park. The evening will begin with a short presentation in the Orientation Barn titled, “What Power is Your Telescope?” Then participants will head outside to see exactly what is visible through a telescope. See craters on the moon, star clusters, nebulae and other galaxies through club members’ telescopes. Participants also may bring their own telescopes. WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 12 WHERE: Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva INFO: For information, including a map to Peck Farm Park, visit www.fvastro. org.



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Local couple win American Made contest By ASHLEY SLOBODA Leo Kowal and Mary Rudakas are exhausted. Since marrying Sept. 20, the Lily Lake couple’s online paper crafting business,, not only became a finalist in Martha Stewart’s second annual American Made program, but it also was named the winner Tuesday following an online voting period. Kowal and Rudakas were interviewed Tuesday on Martha Stewart Living Radio,

On the Web Visit for information on SVGCuts, the 2013 Audience Choice Winner in Martha Stewart’s second annual American Made program.

though not by her. “That was nerve-racking to say the least,” Kowal said, adding, “It’s been exhausting.” Although SVGCuts competed against five other finalists, Kowal said the win wasn’t surprising based on the other companies’ social

media following and Web traffic. The numbers were in their favor, he said. As American Made’s grand prize winner, Kowal, 31, and Rudakas, 32, will receive $10,000 to further their business, a feature on and a trip for two to New York City. There,

Several streets will close for Geneva High School’s homecoming parade KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – Geneva High School students will celebrate homecoming this weekend with their traditional parade Friday, which will require several streets be closed for motorists. McKinley Avenue near the school will be closed starting around 1 p.m. for the parade staging area. The following streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. as part

of the homecoming parade route: McKinley Avenue south to Stevens Street; Stevens east to Anderson Boulevard; Anderson south to West State Street/Route 38; State east to Third Street; Third north to Peyton Street; and Peyton west to McKinley. A detour route will direct motorists traveling east on State Street to turn south on Ninth Street, east on James Street, north on Third Street and back east on State Street. The directions will be reversed

for westbound traffic. Eastbound semitrailers will be “stacked” on State Street and will have to wait until Route 38 is reopened to traffic. Westbound semitrucks will be sent south on Third Street, west on Fabyan Parkway, north on Randall Road and back west on Route 38. Motorists are encouraged to be patient and use caution if driving in the area during the parade. Streets are expected to be reopened to drivers by 3 p.m.

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Wheaton. Also, Cosley Zoo is hosting Spooktacular on Oct. 25. Encouraged to come in costume, participants can participate in a variety of activities: making crafts, walking around a spooky pond path or a “notso-scary” straw maze, trick or treating and pumpkin carving. Cosley Zoo staff will be in costume as they help kids with their activities and introduce them to live animals. Spooktacular tickets are $10 for children ages 3 to 14; $5 for ages 15 to adult; and free for ages 2 and under. Call 630-665-5534 to register (register before Oct. 21). For information, visit www.

8LOCAL BRIEFS KDHRA to hold meeting Oct. 15 in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – The Kane DuPage Human Resources Association will hold a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at The Office, 201 E. Main St., St. Charles. The KDHRA is an organization for professionals currently employed in the field of human resource management to stay current in the complex labor law field, and to exchange ideas and information in a relaxed, supportive and local environment. The October event is with Helen Mikulski and Julie Belloli from Management Association on “Social Networking and Presence – Using Social Networking Effectively to Find Employees

Zoo celebrates Pumpkin Fest throughout October WHEATON – During the month of October, guests at Cosley Zoo can enjoy Pumpkin Fest, a harvest celebration. Cosley Zoo’s front lawn will feature pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, apples and other fall produce. Proceeds from purchases of produce and other seasonal merchandise (available in the Wild Side Gift Shop) will benefit the continued development of Cosley Zoo. Entrance to Pumpkin Fest is included in zoo admission cost. The zoo is at 1356 Gary Ave.,

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they will attend the American Made talks and workshops. “It falls right as we’re taking our honeymoon to Massachusetts,” Kowal said. “It was kind of meant to be.” SVGCuts began in 2009 as an Etsy shop that sold two-dimensional vector graphics to personal electronic cutting machine aficionados. It since has evolved into a source for off-the-page paper crafts. Its participation in American Made hasn’t triggered an influx of business, Kowal said, but he noted that’s

understandable since people need special equipment to use its products. “There’s a big investment involved,” he said. While it is possible something “really big” might come from winning the American Made contest, Kowal said, he and his wife will be content if nothing does, as they don’t want the spotlight. He said it’s nice to be recognized by Martha Stewart and her company for what they’re doing. “That alone is an achievement in itself,” Kowal said.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the 7th Annual ...

Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 6 TH at 1:30 p.m. In Geneva ... on the lawn of Old Court House (South 3rd Street) SO BRING YOUR PETS ... NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE! Dogs ... Cats ... Pigs ... Birds ... Horses ... Cows ... Snakes and Lizards! Whatever the animal, all of God’s creatures ... great and small ... are welcome. Each will receive a special blessing and be given a toy and a treat. The service is open to people of all faiths. Unconditional love for your pet is all that is required!

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Tri-Cities Almanac


80/63 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 82/64 Temperatures Waukegan 82/65 78/65 High/low ....................................... 80°/58° Normal high ......................................... 68° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 89° (1976) Algonquin 82/65 79/65 82/67 82/65 Normal low .......................................... 47° Hampshire Record low ............................... 25° (1974) Schaumburg 82/65 Elgin 82/66 Peak wind ............................... E at 12 mph 84/64 DeKalb Precipitation 79/65 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 79/65 82/67 Month to date ................................... 0.00” Normal month to date ....................... 0.19” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 29.14” 82/68 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 29.37” Dixon 84/64

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

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

Pollen Count Data as of Wednesday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Wednesday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.05...... -0.04 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.42...... -0.02 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 5.75..... +0.01 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 6.28...... -0.01 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 3.43...... -0.08 Dayton ................... 12....... 5.39...... -0.06 Waukesha ................ 6....... 2.84..... +0.03 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.02..... +0.01

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Batavia Fire Department to host open house Sunday KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BATAVIA – The Batavia Fire Department will kick off National Fire Prevention Week with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The open house will be at Batavia Fire Station 2 at 1400 Main St., Batavia. Activities will include station tours, touch-a-firetruck, demonstrations and more. The theme of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, which runs through Oct. 12, is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”

According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen – more than any other place in the home. The Batavia Fire Department recommends the following tips to “Get Cookin’ With Fire Safety”: • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling or boiling food. • If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove. • When you are simmering,

baking or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home and use a timer to remind you. • If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the stove. • When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves. • Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels and anything else that can burn away from your stovetop. • Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Zombie Run set Oct. 20 ST. CHARLES – St. Charles’ first-ever 5K Family Zombie Fun Run & Walk will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20 along the trails of Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. Sign up as either a human or zombie participant. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded. After the run, enjoy campfire refreshments and a hayride. It is for children ages 6 and older. The fee is $25 for residents and $37.50 for nonresidents and in-

cludes an event T-shirt. Advance registration is required at www.

Geneva family raising funds for Mutual Ground GENEVA – A Geneva family is raising funds for Mutual Ground this weekend and the weekend of Oct. 12 in front of the State Street Diner, 630 W. State St., Geneva. Liz and Angelina Rivera will be selling World’s Finest Chocolate candy bars for $1 and $2 starting at 8 a.m. each weekend on both

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“At that point, it will challenge the general fund to ind new revenue sources or ind places to cut.”

Joe Onzick Kane County CFO county’s general corporate levy, a property tax amount that the county is allowed to use to pay for day-to-day operations at its various departments and offices, such as the county’s transportation, public health and development departments. Onzick said the county will not be transferring money collected through the IMRF and liability insurance levies to the general fund, as that would violate the law. Rather, the reductions in the other levies would allow the county to increase the general corporate property tax levy without increasing the total tax levy charged by the county government to taxpayers. Onzick said the alternative to his proposal would be to find places within the county departments to cut spending. When the levy proposal

first was publicly discussed at a County Board meeting late last month, some County Board members questioned whether the proposal would leave the county unable to pay its full share into employee pension funds, or risk leaving the county overexposed to lawsuits. On Wednesday, Onzick said those fears are unfounded. Speaking to the Kane County Board’s Executive Committee, which includes the chairmen of every County Board committee, Onzick said he is merely proposing reducing those other two levies to the amounts the county actually needs to meet its obligations in 2014. He said the county would make its full pension payments in 2014. And he said 24 percent of each regular pension payment is already dedi-

some County Board members questioned whether reducing the pension levy was advisable, and whether reducing the levies to only what is required for 2014 would compel the county to increase those levies in coming years to meet new obligations. Onzick agreed that the levies would need to increase in coming years. “At that point, it will challenge the general fund to find new revenue sources or find places to cut,” Onzick said. The County Board is expected to again discuss the budget at its full board meeting Tuesday.

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GENEVA – To avert the need for further operational spending cuts in 2014, Kane County’s government could opt to reduce the amount it collects from taxpayers for employee pensions and its liability insurance costs. However, that could set up less predictable budgeting in coming years, the county’s chief financial officer told the Kane County Board. As the Kane County Board prepares to put the finishing touches on the county’s 2014 budget, it will consider a recommendation from county CFO Joe Onzick to reduce two special property tax levies. Onzick recommended the County Board reduce its so-called Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund levy by $319,000, and its tort judgments and liability insurance levy by $415,000. However, the reductions would not reduce the amount taxpayers owe. Rather, the saving from those two levies would be used to offset an increase in the

cated toward paying down the county’s “unfunded pension liability.” “People misunderstood that the county was deciding not to pay down its unfunded pension liability,” Onzick said. “That would not be true.” Further, Onzick noted that the IMRF fund currently carries a balance of more than $6 million that has accumulated through the years, and the liability insurance fund carries a balance of about $5 million. Those amounts cannot be used for any other purposes. While acknowledging the clarification Wednesday,

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8LOCAL BRIEFS ComEd to host an open house for proposed routes ST. CHARLES – ComEd will host an open house to present the proposed routes for the Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new high-voltage electric transmission line to be constructed between ComEd’s existing substations near the communities of Byron and Wayne. The open house will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. The new line will connect these substations and travel across Ogle, DeKalb, Kane and DuPage counties and will serve customers throughout northern Illinois. The new line is anticipated to be in service by June 2017. Information is available at GrandPrairieGateway or by calling the project hotline at 877-279-4732.

Batavia Public Library offering teen programs BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library is offering three programs aimed at teenagers.

Registration is not required for the following programs. The library is at 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The next “Teen Gaming Night” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Teens are invited for an evening of video games, trading card games and board games. Then from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, teens can hone their creative writing skills during the “Teen Writing Workshop.” Young adult librarian Christine Edison facilitates this low-key workshop where teens complete brief writing exercises and share their work with others. The monthly meeting of the “Anime Club” will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Teens ages 13 and older are invited to watch anime movies, preview new shows on DVD and meet other anime and manga enthusiasts. For information, call 630879-1393, ext. 200, or visit www.bataviapubliclibrary. org.

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In addition to providing an unsafe environment for people to dance on, Wok’n Fire also failed to warn patrons of the safety hazards, failed to provide adequate lighting for the dancers and, among other allegations, created a distraction to the dancers by placing the DJ stage close to the sushi bar, according to the complaint. The complaint indicates Chacon suffered severe and permanent injuries, medical expenses and, among other hardships, loss of wages. She is reportedly seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs. Chacon has demanded a jury trial for the case, according to court documents. A case management conference is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 12 in front of Judge Keith Brown.

8LOCAL BRIEF Unity to host ‘Just for You’ program Friday BATAVIA – “An Hour Just for You” is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St., Batavia. The event offers mental, physical and spiritual renewal through serene music,

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ST. CHARLES – A woman who attended a party for a St. Charles restaurant late last year is now suing the establishment for damages in excess of $50,000, according to documents filed Sept. 18 with the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. According to the complaint, Sarah Chacon of Sugar Grove went to Wok’n Fire, 181 S. First St., St. Charles, for its thirdyear anniversary celebration Dec. 15, 2012. The dining area, including the elevated sushi bar counter, was reportedly transformed into a night club. Chacon and other patrons were invited and encouraged to dance with

employees on the sushi bar counter, which was adjacent to a temporary disc jockey stage, according to the complaint. Alcoholic beverages also were being served, even to patrons who were encouraged to dance on the counter, according to the lawsuit. Chacon “fell off of the sushi bar counter temporary dance floor over the sneeze guard window and into the pit where the sushi chefs normally worked,” the complaint states. Elevated by 30 inches, the counter reportedly had no handrails, guardrails or other safety equipment, such as fall protection. As such, the complaint states, Chacon was “unable to prevent her fall or [the] resulting injuries.”

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Batavia Chamber seminar discusses Affordable Care Act By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Batavia Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Roger Breisch says the new Affordable Care Act has been a source of discussion among chamber members. “I have chamber members who love it and chamber members who hate it,” Breisch said. “This is not an issue that every small business owner is opposed to.” On Wednesday, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce sponsored the seminar “Affordable Care Act: Where are We ... and Where are We Going?” Batavia insurance broker Mike Deagle, president of the Illinois State Association of Health Underwriters, gave chamber members an update of what has happened since the act was signed into law into 2010 and what the law will require businesses to do in the next few years.

The presentation was timely because Tuesday marked the first day the new health insurance exchange opened. The marketplace allows people to compare prices and shop for health insurance where they live. “There are a lot of good things in this law, but it all comes at a price,” Deagle said. For example, he said that beginning in 2018, a 40 percent excise tax will be imposed on the value of health insurance benefits exceeding a certain threshold. The thresholds are $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for family coverage. The tax applies to both fully insured and self-funded plans. In the case of fully insured coverage that exceeds the applicable threshold, the issuer is responsible for paying the 40 percent excise tax. For self-funded coverage, the plan administrator – nor-

mally the employer – is responsible for paying the excise tax. The Affordable Care Act also requires that by 2015, all businesses with more than 50 full-time equivalent workers must offer health insurance to their employees or pay a penalty. The act requires that individual and group insurance plans begin covering specific preventive care services with no cost-sharing, unless they are grandfathered in. Gerry Dempsey, chairman and CEO of Batavia Enterprises, asked Deagle how he thought the act would affect health care. “Will this act in a couple of years improve health care or will health care decline in this country?” Dempsey asked. Deagle said he wasn’t sure. “There is no data to show that more people are going to get preventative care,” he said. “I don’t know if it is going to improve.”

8LOCAL BRIEFS Ribbon-cutting planned GENEVA – The Geneva Park District will host a ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. Saturday in honor of its newly completed Hawks Hollow Nature Playground at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road in Geneva. The Hawks Hallow Nature Playground is an area where children can play with natural elements, including sand, water, wood and plants. The overall theme will be native birds and it will consist of eight different learning stations. Several components of Hawks Hollow use recycled material from Geneva parks to include natural elements in its design and preserve Peck Farm Park’s historic value.

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Hogfan Party set Oct. 19 ST. CHARLES – The fifth annual Jason’s Hogfan Party supporting leukemia and lymphoma research is set for 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 W. Route 38, St. Charles. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 17 and free for kids 6 and younger. Event features a pig roast with all the trimmings, a dessert table, music, a silent auction and raffles. Visit www. for information.

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Chris Aiston on Tuesday updated Batavia aldermen on what he has been doing since they voted to hire him in August as an independent contractor for economic development services. The former St. Charles economic development director told aldermen he has been working to find a developer for the city-owned former First Baptist Church building in downtown Batavia. He also has been working on the redevelopment of the former Siemens factory at

streets in downtown Batavia so the building can be reused. Aiston has brought in a couple of developers to look at the First Baptist Church building, as well as the Siemens property. The Siemens factory was a familiar part of the city’s landscape for more than 60 years. It first opened as Furnas Electric Company in October 1940. The company produced electric motor controls. In early 1996, the U.S. subsidiary of Munich-based Siemens AG bought the family-owned company. The company closed the plant January 2006.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Halloween Hayday kicks off Oct. 26 in Geneva GENEVA – The Geneva Park District’s annual Halloween Hayday is set from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva.

MAPLE PARK – Kuipers Family Farm is partnering with Chili Appreciation Society International at its annual Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 19 at 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park. Cooks must report at 9 a.m., and the public is welcome at 2 p.m. Visitors can sample the entries for a $5 donation. This year’s event will benefit Conley Outreach Community Services’ grief services. About 20 cooks are expected for the event, but walk-ins are welcome.

Registration forms and entry requirements can be found at and may be turned in the morning of the event. The cost of registration is $20 per cook/team. All chili submitted for judging must be made on site from scratch. Extra crockpots of premade chili are acceptable for the public tasting portion of the event. For information about the cookoff, contact Cheryl Hackbarth at 815-827-5200, ext. 103, or More information about CASI can be found at

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ON THE WAY DOWN Property tax assessments slide in Tri-Cities, Kane in 2013, but not tax bills By JONATHAN BILYK Uwe Rotter has heard the tales about increasing home prices. But Rotter, the longtime assessor in Blackberry Township, doesn’t know how local homeowners and property taxpayers should receive the news. “The indications, at least, are that values, in some areas, are increasing again,” Rotter said. “But for taxpayers, the biggest concern is not the value of their homes.” This year, local real estate sales data revealed a steady increase in home values in the region. The Illinois Association of Realtors, for instance, reported that through the first eight months of 2013, the median home price in Kane County increased 10.2 percent, from $147,000 to $162,000. However, at the same time, the taxable values of the home will lag behind this year. Countywide, data supplied by the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Office indicated that taxable assessed values declined by about 6.5 percent compared to 2012. The actual amount of decline varied sharply township to township, Kane Supervisor of Assessments Mark Armstrong said. In Rotter’s Blackberry Township, assessed values declined by about 2 percent. In St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia townships, assessments declined by an average of 3 percent to 4.5 percent. But in Virgil, Big Rock and Kaneville townships, assessments slid on average by 9 percent to 14.5 percent. Armstrong said the variance results from a number of factors, including how many homes may be for sale within a neighborhood. However, the declining assessments do not mean that the real estate market will take a turn for the worse, Armstrong and Rotter said. The reason lies in the way assessed values are calculat-

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By the numbers How much did assessed home values slide in your township in 2013? Geneva – 4.5 percent Batavia – 4.5 percent

ed. Under state law, assessors must use market values on comparable properties over the previous three years to determine what a particular property’s value is for taxation. That means that in times of changing property values, property tax assessments lag behind. That effect was seen in recent years, as homes lost 15 percent to 30 percent of their value, but their assessed values remained far more stable. In coming years, it may mean assessed values will again increase. And at that point, homeowners may not like what they see on their tax bills,

St. Charles – 3 percent Blackberry – 2 percent Campton – 4.75 percent Sugar Grove – 4.5 percent Aurora – 11 percent

Rotter said. As home prices declined, property tax bills consistently increased for most taxpayers. This year, for instance, the average property tax bill increased again, by about 2.3 percent from 2012, rising to $6,245 per home. The increase was primarily driven by decisions by local governments – and particularly school districts, whose property tax levies account for almost two-thirds of a typical homeowner’s property tax bill – to either increase the amount they collect in property taxes or hold their tax levies steady. As property values de-

Kaneville – 14.5 percent Virgil – 9 percent Big Rock – 10 percent

Source: Kane County supervisor of assessments crease, it means those tax levies are spread over less valuable property, thus spiking property tax rates and forcing homeowners to pay more. However, while tax bills have risen even as property values have declined, increased property values also could result in more expensive property tax bills, Rotter said. And that, in turn, could again spur many homeowners to attempt to challenge their assessments. Since 2011, the number of property tax assessment challenges in Kane County have decreased by about 20 percent, Armstrong said. And in Blackberry Town-

ship, Rotter said assessment challenges declined from 48 last year to 21 this year. “The reason is that assessments take about 18 months to catch up with the market,” Armstrong said. “People have been seeing their market values going up, but seeing their assessments decline.” Rotter said he feared the negative consequences for the local housing market should tax bills rise quickly as property values recover. “It’s the taxes that scare people away,” Rotter said. “People say, ‘I can live cheaper somewhere else, for the same amount.’ ” He said he has discussed the matter with representatives of other taxing bodies, encouraging them to find ways to relieve the burden on their taxpayers. But he said, to date, the situation is unchanged. “Unfortunately, whether home prices go up or go down, the money has to come from some place,” Rotter said.


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8POLICE REPORTS Geneva • A plastic garbage bin valued at $30 was reported stolen Friday, Sept. 27, from a house in the 900 block of Stonewood Glen Drive. • Vandalism was reported

Wednesday, Sept. 25, to a house in the 700 block of Edison Street. According to police reports, the northeast corner of the house was spray painted and numerous balloons were left on the ground nearby.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Children’s choir seeks new singers

Bicycle and ski club to hold meeting

BATAVIA – The Swedish American Children’s Choir is seeking new singers for the fall/ holiday season. Children 4 to 17 years of age are welcome to join the Midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children. Previous singing experience is not required, nor is Scandinavian heritage. Singers learn about the Scandinavian heritage through the arts and perform songs in English and Swedish and Scandinavian folk dances. The choir rehearses in Batavia. For information, call the choir office at 630-414-9700.

BATAVIA – The Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The event is free and open to the public. The speaker will be Darin Anderson, bike tourist. He will speak about his experiences, including travel, logistics, training and lessons learned. The club offers rides throughout the Fox Valley area and beyond, for all levels of cyclists. For information, visit www.

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YWCA presents Peace in the Park on Saturday

CAMPTON TOWNSHIP – The Chicago Cyclocross Cup Halloween Race hosted by Bicycle Heaven and ROK Coaching is set for Nov. 3 at Anderson Park, 4N930 Brown Road, Campton Township. The kid-friendly event will feature 12 races throughout the day. The first race starts at 8:45 a.m., and the last race is set for 3:30 p.m. Costumes are welcome. Food will be available for purchase. Visit chicrosscup. com for information.

AURORA – YWCA Aurora has planned Peace in the Park, set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Phillips Park Pavilion, at Ray Moses Drive and Smith Boulevard, Aurora. Visit for information or contact Kristina Kuehling at info@ywcaaurora. org or 630-486-1592. There will be burgers and hot dogs, pumpkin painting, a bouncy house, kids’ games and crafts.

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Kane sheriff announces new bond, release policy ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Effective immediately, the corrections staff of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office will no longer accept bond and release Kane County Adult Justice Center inmates from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sheriff Pat Perez announced Tuesday. The change was made because few inmates were being released during those hours. The costs to maintain adequate staffing in the intake and release unit of the corrections facility exceeded the demand. Citizens can still post credit bond via the sheriff’s office website, but the release of inmates won’t occur until after 7 a.m.

Students form delegation for adventure program The Kane, Kendall and DeKalb County delegation of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students is forming for the People to People Summer 2014 Australian Adventure Program. Highlights include: snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the Outback, riding a cableway through the West Tropics

Rainforest, rappelling down the Blue Mountains, participating in traditional Aboriginal activities and more. To reserve a spot at the October or November information meetings, or for information, contact the delegation leader Kirsten Cleveland, at 630-618-6459 or kirsten. For a scholarship application information, visit

‘Ask a Lawyer Day’ event planned for Oct. 12 The next “Ask A Lawyer Day” is set from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. The Kane County Bar Association will conduct monthly “Ask A Lawyer Days” during 2013. Members of the public are encouraged to call 630-7621900 for a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. This public information service (sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association and supported by the Illinois State Bar Association) is an opportunity to ask questions and find direction for any legal matters callers may have. There is a very high call volume, so callers are urged to keep trying if the phone lines are

busy, as volunteers are not able to retrieve messages left on the voice mail.

Innovations event set YORKVILLE – Explore the science of maps, streams and exercise during the Third Annual Science Champions Investigate Future Innovations event from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Hoover Forest Preserve, 11285 W. Fox Road near Yorkville. The event is hosted by the 4-H Youth Development programs of DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties. It is for those ages 8 to 12. The event will feature the 2013 4-H National Science Experiment, “Maps and Apps,” as well as activities related to environmental and health sciences. The cost of the program is $25, which includes program materials and a small backpack. Participants will need to bring a nonperishable sack lunch. Space is limited for the event, and registration is open until Wednesday. For information or to register, visit dkk. For information on the 4-H program, call 630-584-6166.

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Teresa C. “Teri” Faber: Her funeral Mass celebrate will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church, 123 S. County Line Road, Maple Park, with the Rev. Dennis Morrissy and the Rev. Joachim Tyrtania officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Maple Park. Thomas John McNally: Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia, IL 60510. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Ladd Cemetery, Ladd. However, friends are welcome to join the family for dinner following the Mass at the home of John and Jane Freiburger, 831 Alberosky Way, Batavia, IL

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at 60510, from 5 to 8 p.m. Maxine Opperman-Lewis: A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, Texas. Edith M. (Betty) (Read) Wilson: A memorial service for Edith will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 405 E. Main St. Burial will be Monday, Oct. 7, in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

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crisis after another. It’s taught him a lesson: He’s been saving money in anticipation of the next manufactured crisis. “It’s not as bad as it was two years ago, when I didn’t have any money saved,” Phillips, 27, said as he headed back home. “I’ll be fine.” While about 400,000 civilian workers at the Defense Department will lose their jobs for an indefinite period, uniformed military personnel will continue to be paid, thanks to legislation passed by Congress and signed by Obama on Sept. 30 within an hour of the government running out of money.

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WASHINGTON – Michelle Young took her usual 25-minute bus ride Tuesday morning to be notified that her secretary’s job at the Census Bureau didn’t exist anymore. When she arrived at the agency’s concrete headquarters in suburban Maryland with son, Daveon, 2, in tow, she signed paperwork related to her furlough. And with that, her $700-a-week paycheck was gone until lawmakers on Capitol Hill end the political standoff over the U.S. government’s budget. “They need to come to an agreement,” said Young, 39, as her co-workers filed out of the building into an uncertain future. “The smaller people are paying for their disagreement. It’s not just them it’s affecting.” As the first partial federal shutdown in 17 years closed government facilities from coast to coast, workers such as Young were among the first to feel the pain. About 800,000 workers were furloughed Tuesday,

after employees came briefly into work to post “closed” signs on office doors, secure their files and update voice mail messages. The disruption came as House Republicans refused to pass a budget that doesn’t roll back parts of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul they have voted more than 40 times to repeal in whole or in part. The furloughs are adding to the financial pain for some federal workers, who haven’t seen a raise because of a federal pay freeze enacted three years ago. “We’re sick and tired of them using federal government employees as political pawns,” said Cesar Anchiraico, 37, a statistician with the agency, who said he set aside enough money to get through 14 days without his $2,500 biweekly paycheck. “We’re the casualties. They don’t care. They still get their paychecks.” Those lost wages will begin a ripple effect through the U.S. economy, costing at least $300 million a day in lost output, according to IHS Inc., a

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Shabby with a dash of refinement MARMION’S MANLY MAN Kurt Zepeda with funny ideas, but I believe running makes me a better writer and vice versa. Given the chance, I enjoy writing about my interests. Putting my ideas to paper has allowed me to expand on thoughts that I would usually shrug off. Running, writing and making snide comments about my delightful teachers are but a few of my favorite pastimes. This past summer, I spent numerous hours frying superb slices of spuds, flipping seasoned burgers and wrapping scrumptious hot dogs at the Kane County Cougars ball park. I find that a well-prepared golden french fry has more beauty than the Mona Lisa. No, I do not admire food. I glorify it. And eat a lot of it. On most runs, I bring along my undefeatable iPod nano playlist. Always playing a bit too loud, Coldplay, Zedd and countless other artists make a six mile run turn into an epic journey with a angelic soundtrack. I could not imagine my life without writing, music or food. Well, I could, but it would involve watching grass grow after paint dries. I believe that these three elements throw zing into the recipe of life, and I like to keep things rather spicy.

• Kurt Zepeda is a St. Charles resident and a senior at Marmion Academy in Aurora. He enjoys running, writing and the occasional confection. Contact him at

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Totally unconscionable To the Editor: We all have to ask this politically naive question – why can’t the Congress pull in the same direction, and why is there now a shutdown of non-essential services? The reason is only one. Obamacare! This is the single most contentious issue that has torn the country in half, with the GOP being blamed for it, although some polls show the majority of the population does not want this malady commonly called Obamacare. This confused obsession of Barack Obama has caused the country a ton of grief, worldwide embarrassment and split the

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nation – not along party lines, but between those entrepreneurs, captains of industry and individual citizens who do not wish for Obamacare, and those who want to continue to have the government take care of them, personally, individually and eternally. The GOP is asking for a one year delay, so that if there is to be a bill at all, it will be a more equitable one for all the people. However, those in Congress still drinking the Kool-Aid offered by the president will follow him to the death, not caring for one micro moment how the majority of the population feels about this most divisive issue. The GOP is attempting to act

in accord with the wishes of the majority. However, since the Dems have the microphones, TV cameras and the liberal media totally on their side, they blame the GOP and those in this country that solely rely on Big Brother to comfort them – at the cost of those who do not agree with the Party of the Donkey. One man and his warped ideas have split the common folk into a nation of opposing and bitter citizens, all the while successfully and cleverly blaming the opposition party and that, my fellow patriots, is totally unconscionable. Jerry J. Marchese Wayne

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How do you do? My name is Kurt Zepeda. For the past three years, I have trudged through the halls of Marmion Academy in Aurora, and currently, I am on my fourth and final year. I drive 25 minutes to school each morning from my St. Charles home in a black 2004 Volvo s60. With the aid of my blaring car radio, I somehow manage to stay awake. Remaining conscious in several of my classes, however, is much more of a challenge. In my free time, I get involved in a few Marmion-based activities. For one, I am vice president of the Marmion student body. Besides having a fancy title, I have the great honor of acting like a hyped-up fool for the student body at pep rallies and organizing various dances, such as homecoming. I also serve as Bravo Company commander in Marmion’s JROTC battalion. My duties include leading Bravo Company in formations and training. Most days after school, you can find me on Marmion’s campus or track attempting to remember why I chose to run cross country in the first place. Do not get me wrong; I love cross-country (except for the running part). From steel treadmills to rubberized tracks, I will run on anything in any given climate. Since the start of high school, running has come to define me as a person. Like most of my teachers with coffee, if I fail to get a daily run in, I become something reminiscent of a deep-sea shellfish creature. Together, running and writing make up my favorite hobbies. Perhaps the oxygen deprivation fills one’s head

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Vendors share unique fare at Geneva market By NICOLE WESKERNA GENEVA – Where can you go to get homemade mustard, quiche, a spicy organic veggie burger and locally grown pickled asparagus? It’s all being served under the canvas tents at the Geneva French Market, which started in May and is open rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10. The market is in the parking lot at South Street and Fourth Street at the Metra station in Geneva. Several vendors sell their fresh produce, as well as locally made honey, gluten-free selections, breads, cheeses and baked goods. Customers can eat some dishes on site or buy frozen dishes to make later. Many of the food vendors there work to provide products that are made with locally grown ingredients. Each has its own niche – it’s just a matter of carving some time out of a Sunday to stop by the outdoor market. The following is a look at some of the vendors.

Inglenook Pantry Some vendors, including the Inglenook Pantry in Geneva, can rarely be seen outside of a farmers market or catering gig. Mark Weaver, who owns the business with his wife, Connie, said they used to have a storefront, but now rent a kitchen in Geneva and focus on catering and farmers market events. On Sunday, they served up egg sandwiches, quiche, scones, margarita pizzas and sweets, such as cookies and scones. Mark Weaver said he and his brother opened the business in 1970 in Elgin, following a family tradition of running a farmers market stand like their parents did on the East Coast. Mark Weaver, who is Church

of the Brethren, said the food at Inglenook Pantry is made in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, which means they try to use as many local resources as possible and make as much of their food by hand as they can. “My wife’s very good at baking, so she does most of that. We make our own ice cream,” he said. “All of the vegetables are from this market or the Batavia [farmers] market. We try to be as perfect as we can.”

Orchard Patisserie Around the corner from the Weaver’s stand is the Orchard Patisserie, owned by Tom Merz, who left his career as a chemist to pursue a bread-baking business. He said his homemade croissants, which can be bought plain or with one of three fillings, are consistently a big hit. When he’s not working the Geneva French Market or a farmers market, he’s baking breads for Preservation Bread & Wine in Geneva. In addition to muffins and scones, Merz bakes up fresh baguettes, honey walnut rolls and cheese-filled breads, which are made much like a cinnamon roll, only with cheese. “I went to a French pastry school. When I first started this, I thought I would be doing more pastries,” he said. “But I enjoy baking bread more.”

Lou’s Old Fashioned Using old family recipes, Lou’s Old Fashioned offers a variety of canned products, such as salsas, sandwich spreads and the most recent addition, original bread and butter pickles. Homer Cox, who was running the stand

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Lou’s Old Fashioned, a vendor at the Geneva French Market, sells locally-grown pickled vegetables, such as sweet pickles habanero and Lou’s original bread and butter slices. The market is open every Sunday through Nov. 10. at Geneva’s market on Sunday, said all of the products include ingredients grown on a farm in DeKalb. Canned foods include pickled beets and horseradish, pickled garlic, dilled Brussels sprouts and dilled green beans. There’s also a selection of jams, such as raspberry rhubarb, and spreads, such as jalapeño mayo and mustard, as well as apple and pumpkin butter.

his shelves. “In the spring, I introduced five flavors,” he said. “Now, I have nine flavors.” The more popular mustard flavors include chipotle and horseradish mustards. He said some of the more uncommon flavors

include a Dusseldorf mustard, which is a lot like Dijon, but a little more grainy, as well as a roasted seed agave mustard. “I came up with a product line that people are coming back for every couple of weeks,” he said. “It’s been very satisfying.”

The Bleu Olive Bob Coffey, owner of the Warrenville-based Bleu Olive, has been selling imported oils and vinegars for the past five years. While he still sells those items, his newest product – homemade mustard – has gained a lot of traction lately. Coffey said when he started researching mustard-making, he learned that it’s the second-most popular condiment next to salsa. It’s a new craft that he only picked up last winter, but now it’s one of the most popular items on

The Orchard Patisserie serves freshly baked breads, croissants and sweets at the Geneva French Market.


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WHEN: Music begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 WHERE: Filling Station Pub and Grill, 300 W. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: The Filling Station Pub and Grill will host its third annual Oktoberfest celebration. The event will feature live music, prizes, giveaways and German menu items, including brats, weiner schnitzel and jumbo pretzels. The Alpiners will perform German music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Servers will be dressed festively, wearing Lederhosen and beer girl outfits. A Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest 32-ounce souvenir stein costs $12, and refills cost $8. For more information, call 630584-4414 or visit



WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 W. Wilson St., Batavia COST/INFO: Water Street Studios will celebrate the opening of its fourth anniversary show. The exhibit will open at 6 p.m. with best of show being announced at 7 p.m. in the main gallery by guest juror Glenn Wexler, a photo-based American contemporary artist based in Chicago. Along with the show in the main gallery, the Kane County Chronicle Gallery will host a show featuring work created by students of the Water Street Studios School of Art. Adjacent to the gallery will be a video chronicling the history of Water Street Studios. For information, visit or call 630-761-9977.



WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: Molly Ringwald, who starred in the 1980s’ ilms “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club,” will perform in St. Charles. Tickets start at $29. For tickets or more information, call 630-962-7000 or visit photo


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WHEN: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, and bicyclists may start riding anytime between 7:45 and 10 a.m. WHERE: LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles COST/INFO: Special Olympics Illinois is gearing up for its 22nd Pumpkin Pedal Bike Tour. Bicyclists can choose to ride 10-, 20- or 28-mile routes on the Great Western Trail or a 40- or 65-mile road ride. All routes will be cleared at 3 p.m. Rest stops are provided throughout the route to give riders a chance to enjoy light refreshments. Cyclists can register the day of the ride at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve. There is a $30 registration fee, with all proceeds to beneit Special Olympics Illinois athletes. Online registration is available at www. Riders also are invited to attend a post-ride lunch that will begin at about 10:15 a.m. at LeRoy Oakes. For information, call 630-377-7250 or email



WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 WHERE: Batavia Viking Lodge, 104 N. VanNortwick Ave., Batavia COST/INFO: The Batavia Viking Lodge has planned its third annual chili cook-off. The event will beneit Batavia United Way and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Burn Camp. Tasting tickets cost $5 each and are available from Batavia Viking members and Batavia United Way. Cooks will prepare the chili on site, with no illers. The entry fee to cook is $20. For information, call Bill Pierson at 630-879-7934 or Jody Haltenhof of Batavia United Way at 630-879-4041 or A downloadable PDF with an entry form is available at

Innovation has been a trend for six generations at Allegrini. The Allegrini family pioneered grape growing on the Veneto hillsides in northeastern Italy. Centuries later the family-owned winery continued its trend. In 1998, Allegrini built an entire facility dedicated to drying harvested grapes properly. A massive innovation for a wine discovered by accident centuries ago. Botrytis and mold are enemies of Amarone. When grapes are set to dry for three to four months, it was once a challenge to prevent the onset of botrytis and mold. Now, the facility allows Allegrini to dry grapes at a constant 50

UNCORKED James Nokes percent humidity. “We have conditions that are almost ideal to make Amarone every year,” owner and producer Marilisa Allegrini said. “We don’t compromise when it comes to making wine, and our grapes now dry much better.” Motivated by the opportunity to improve the final product, Allegrini has embraced new technology. “Everybody was excited,” said

Allegrini, who answered the phone with a polite “Pronto” greeting on a recent Thursday when reached in Italy. “That’s the miracle of the wine industry. We work the land and cellar. We also make our minds up to do things better. That’s what makes the job so fun and so exciting.” Amarone predates the Roman Empire. According to legend, it was discovered by accident when Recioto grapes were allowed to ferment longer than usual turning all the sugar into alcohol. It is an accident that the farmers and winemakers of the Valpolocella and Veneto regions have spent centuries

Geneva History Center to host craft beer, culinary pairing fundraiser PLANIT KANE

available to buy, and there will be a live auction. All proceeds will benefit the Geneva History Center, an independent nonprofit museum. Registration is limited and costs $50 a person and $40 for Geneva History Center members. To register, visit www. or call 630-232-4951.


$1 25% $2 OFF OFF OFF HALF HA A LF L F PECK P ECK C HONEY CRISP APPLES One coupon per half peck. Present coupon to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 10/31/13. Available at Orchard Shop only.

PUMPKINS Must present coupon to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 10/31/13. Available at Barn Store only.

WEEKEND/HOLIDAY ADMISSION Must present coupon to redeem. One per admission. Valid towards 5 paid admissions. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 10/31/13.

• James Nokes writes a wine column for Shaw Media. He’s been tasting and collecting wine for years. Contact him at

Pedaling Geneva


local resident working in downtown Geneva, Illinois is pedaling (both literally and figuratively) for the United Way. Ken Peters, an AT&T employee of almost 30 years working out of the Geneva Central-Office, was recently voted in as a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Kane County. Mr. Peters entered a United Way raffle and was the winner of a New Belgium Brewing Company Fat-Tire BeachCruiser bicycle, valued at approximately $650. Mr. Peters (or “Pete” as he’s known to friends and family) designed some informational door-hangers encouraging folks to direct their worksite pledge to the United Way of Central Kane County, and used the bike to deliver them throughout Geneva.


is plan was simple. He pedaled the bike to work and left it there, and spent 20 minutes of lunch time when possible up to the start of the campaign (9/10/13), delivering door hangers throughout Geneva to as many homes as possible. Fellow board members did the same in other neighborhoods also served by the United Way of Central Kane County.


’ve been passionate about the United Way all of my adult life”, said Mr. Peters. “As an AT&T employee over the course of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to see the United Way do wonderful things to help folks in the communities where I have lived and worked, in large part because AT&T has always been a staunch supporter of the United Way. So when the opportunity became available to join the board and work with the United Way of Central Kane County, I jumped at the chance.”


inety-four cents out of every dollar collected by the United Way of Central Kane County, remains right here in the Central Kane County communities. Last year over 13,000 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 operating right here in our neighborhood. The United Way of Central Kane County is comprised of volunteers with a passion to serve. Their goal is to unite individuals and organizations in a collaborative, costeffective way, while addressing the human needs of people in our community.

If you would like to learn more or to make a gift, visit 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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GENEVA – The Geneva History Center will host a craft beer and culinary pairing fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the history center building, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. Attendees will taste Belgian craft beers brewed in

Geneva by Penrose Brewing Company, paired with culinary creations from the chefs of Geneva restaurants Atwater’s at the Herrington Inn & Spa, Fiora’s, Villa Verone and Wildwood. Admission includes four craft beer pairings with four culinary creations, a side dish buffet and dessert by Trace of Indulgence. Wine and beer will be

perfecting. Located in the northeast corner of Italy, Allegrini’s hillsides and warm microclimate provide the indigenous varietals of Corvina, Rondinell and Molinara with ideal growing seasons. “We look forward to the future and maintain our integrity,” Allegrini said. “Amarone is a very important wine with a rich history. We want to continue to bring Amarone to consumers and keep our tradition alive.”

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Larry the Cable Guy heading to Aurora “If you think you want to be a comedian, you have to go on stage and try.”

By ERIC SCHELKOPF Dan Whitney has garnered millions of fans over the years through his portrayal of lovable redneck Larry the Cable Guy. Larry the Cable Guy will perform at 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets are available by calling 630-896-6666 or visiting www. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Whitney about his illustrious career.

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Starr. I came along about 11 shows later when they got rid of one of the guys. They didn’t think he was blue collar enough. And then I joined. Jeff Foxworthy and I have been friends for a long time, and he’s still one of my best buddies in the whole world. They wanted somebody else that was not only like-minded like them, but somebody who could sell tickets. We all played off each other well.

Eric Schelkopf: So, you were in central Illinois recently for your show “Only In America” on the History Channel. I saw you came across a farm that harvests deer pee. Dan Whitney: That was a really cool story, because that was just a couple of kids, and it was just the perfect story for my show. That’s what it is about, it’s about being able to start your own businesses and having the ability to do it, having the ability to have an idea and become rich in the greatest country in the world.

ES: The episode kicked off the third season of “Only In America.” How do you like hosting the show? Do you think it is a good fit for your character? DW: I like it because it shows my character, but it shows me, too. When I’m being funny and being goofy, I’m pumping Larry the Cable Guy, and when I’m talking about something serious or there’s something not joke worthy, I’m completely myself. As you can tell, when I’m doing that show, half the

ES: I’m kind of intrigued by how well the character has connected with people. “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector” came out on DVD in August 2006 and sold more than one million copies in the first week of release. Does it surprise you about how people have connected with Larry the Cable Guy? DW: No, not at all. It’s

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time I have an accent, and half the time I don’t.

ES: How were you inspired to develop the Larry the Cable Guy character? DW: I started developing it for radio, and I called in one day, and boom, people liked it. I kind of patterned it after a likable Carroll O’Connor from “All in the Family.” Archie Bunker was hilarious, but he was mean. He

was mean to people. I wanted to be like that, but I wanted to be likable. And that’s kind of how it worked out. I just kind of did it completely for radio, not ever thinking that I would ever do it for stage. And it just became popular. I enjoy it. It’s fun to write for. It gives me an escape to enjoy myself and write jokes that I love to write, and it’s just a lot of fun. I grew up on a pig farm in a town of 1,200 in southeast Nebraska. So, I’m qualified to do redneck and country jokes, because that’s how I grew up.

ES: It seems like things really took off for you on the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” Did the stars just align right for you? DW: The “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” was awesome. I was kind of like the Ringo

kind of an extension of myself, anyway. Obviously I know a little of what I’m talking about because I grew up that way. No, it doesn’t surprise me, because I’m a nice person, and I’m good to my fans. In the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” we were regular guys. We were very accessible to our fans. We’re not in the tabloids. We’re just four guys telling jokes and having a good time. And I think that’s what people like. I knew “Health Inspector” would do well. For one, it was a funny movie, and it was just a movie that wasn’t making any political points. It was just a movie trying to make people laugh.

ES: Do you have any advice for people trying to break into the comedy business? DW: Just do it. If you think you want to be a comedian, you have to go on stage and try.

8PLANIT KANE BRIEFS Park district to host ‘Gone Squatchin’’ ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District has planned a program, “Gone Squatchin’,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Hickory Knolls Natural Area at 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. The event offers “an evening searching for this mysterious creature.” There will be a prairie maze, bigfoot races, “Squash the Squatch” and other events. The cost is $10 for those ages 12 and older and $5 for those ages 2 to 11. Those 14 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. For information, visit or call 630-513-4399.

Primrose Farm to host moonlit hay rides ST. CHARLES – Moonlight hay rides are set for Oct. 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. Participants will take a 30-minute, tractor-drawn hayride and cruise around the fields of Primrose Farm at the height of the fall harvest. Afterward, attendees can gather around a bonfire for a marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and mulled cider. Rides go out at half-hour time slots between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. The fee is $8 for residents and $12 for nonresidents per person per night. Those younger than 1 will be admitted for free. Advance registration is required at

Side Street Studio Arts to host reception ELGIN – Side Street Studio Arts will host a “Something Wicked Opening Reception” on Friday, Oct. 4, at 15 Zeigler Court, Elgin. It is a temporary art installation featuring a variety of arts media whose subject matter is meant to “instill a combined sense of wonder, awe and perhaps a little dread.” The suggested donation is $5. It will feature live music by Koopa & Los Mysterios. For information, email

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Nate Desens of Geneva tees off Wednesday during the Upstate Eight Conference Tournament at St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago.


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The mission of Finally Home is to recover animals in need, rehabilitate as naturally as possible and inally to adopt to the very best homes.

Our goal is to help all of our animals ind permanent loving families and to be FINALLY HOME! Finally Home Holistic Recovery & Adoption



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All four Vikings shoot in 70s North plays with similar confidence By KEVIN DRULEY WEST CHICAGO – Recreational golfers corralled themselves into tee boxes moments after Wednesday’s Upstate Eight Conference River Division boys tournament ended. The proceedings at St. Andrews concluded slightly ahead of past seasons’ paces, prompting St. Charles North coach Rob Prentiss to grin, “We don’t mess around in the Upstate Eight.” Businesslike, confident play prevailed from the top down in familiar surroundings, beginning with River Division champion Geneva. All four Vikings scorers shot in the 70s en route to a team score of 310 that beat North (319) and St. Charles East (322) atop the sixteam, seven-school field. In the Valley Division, just four players, period, were in the 70s. “We felt good today. We had four scores in the 70s, and we were the only team to do that, so that’s good for us,” Geneva senior Nate Desens said. “I’d say we’re improving. We haven’t played our best yet, but we’re getting there.” Responding to teammates’ wishes, Desens donned a newsboyesque hat near the end of the awards ceremony honoring him as River Division medalist and, later, Player of the Year. Ultimately, Desens’ 3-overpar 74 clinched the feather in the cap for veteran Vikings coach Bill Koehn, who’s set to retire after 30 seasons, including 10 in which he guided conference champions. Freshman Graham Lillibridge followed Desens with a 78, while junior Matt Fisher and senior Alex Schreiber recorded 79s. “We’re kind of coming together at the right time, which is really good,” Koehn said. “We’ve worked hard all year. In our conference, to win six matches in there and playing

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Graham Lillibridge of Geneva chips onto the green Wednesday during the Upstate Eight Conference Tournament at St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago. on some of the courses we play, we’ve done everything we could do to get ourselves ready for coming in here today.” The senior-laden North Stars toted similar confidence despite a late slide in the dual season. Matt Samuelson (75) and Raghav Cherala (77) finished second and fourth, respectively, on the individual leaderboard, citing their comfort with a course that also will host Tuesday’s Class 3A St. Charles East Regional. Had tournament results fallen a certain way, North and the rest of its Tri-Cities brethren had the chance at an overall team title. Geneva held serve after going unbeaten in duals, while once-beaten East maintained its grip on second place. “Honestly, when you’re on the course, you can’t think about that,” Samuelson said. “You have to just think about your own game.” On the 14th hole, Samuelson found that simply reacting to instincts wasn’t a bad course of action, either. He did just that, hitting a 52-degree wedge about 20 yards from the pin for an eagle on a day when he otherwise “played really smart golf” and stayed in play.

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St. Charles North’s Matt Samuelson lines up his putt. “Hit a low runner and it went in,” Samuleson said, “so that was fun.” With Cherala, the divisional player of the year as a sophomore and junior, improving down the stretch after early inconsistency, North is envisioning another enjoyable St. Andrews round next week. “I haven’t played up to my full potential, but I’ve been playing pretty good, and I feel like my game is getting a little better, which is good around this time of regionals and sectionals,” Cherala said. East’s Luke Molloy (78,

fifth) and Connor McCadam (79, eighth) also earned top 10 individual finishes. Batavia’s Jacob Piechota was 11th for fifth-place Batavia, shooting 80. Nick Bleidorn joined Piechota as an all-conference honoree based on his regular season success – Desens, Lillibridge, Samuelson, Cherala, McCadam and Molloy were the other all-conference golfers among TriCities teams – but did not register in Wednesday’s team score.

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TODAY Girls tennis: Chicago Christian at Aurora Central Catholic, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at Walther Lutheran, 4:30 p.m.; Kaneland at Wheaton Academy, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Batavia, 4:15 p.m.; Streamwood at Geneva, 4:15 p.m.; St. Charles East at Neuqua Valley, 4:15 p.m. Girls golf: Rosary at Lisle/ Glenbard East at River Ben, 3:30 p.m. Boys golf: Burlington Central at BNC Meet – Newberry Village, 9 a.m. Boys soccer: Geneva at St. Charles North, 6:30 p.m.; Montini at Marmion, 4:30 p.m.; Streamwood at St. Charles East, 6:30 p.m.; DeKalb at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Girls volleyball: Neuqua Valley at Batavia, 5:30 p.m.; Bartlett at Geneva, 5:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Waubonsie Valley, 5:30 p.m. Girls swimming: St. Charles East at Metea Valley, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Neuqua Valley, 5 p.m.

ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs it’s good to have all those people and be able to rotate.” Among the Huskies’ four wins are victories over a pair of Big Ten teams, Iowa and Purdue. “We’ve had some nice out-of-conference wins,” Santacaterina says. “There’s always room to improve.” That’s particularly true on the defensive side of the football, as Northern Illinois is giving up 31 points a game. Santacaterina says the Huskies need to learn from their mistakes and match the physical play of their opponents. Santacaterina came to DeKalb after earning accolades playing on both sides of the ball at Geneva. He gained 802 yards rushing and scored 23 touchdowns to help the Vikings reach the Class 7A state quarterfinals in 2009.

Defensively, he was in on 70 tackles from his safety position, recovered a pair of fumbles and intercepted two passes. He received all-conference and all-state recognition and was named the Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year. Those accomplishments still weren’t enough to attract much interest from NCAA Division I schools. “When the recruiting process started, I was getting some looks from Division Michael II schools,” Santacaterina Santacaterina recalls. “Northern came in late, around the signing date. … I ended up just walking on.” That’s because the Huskies didn’t have a scholarship to offer him, although they suggested he might be able to earn one. “Mainly it was Coach [Jerry] Kill,” who influenced his

decision, Santacaterina says. “I felt like he really wanted me here, he just didn’t have a scholarship available.” Kill moved on to Minnesota after the 2010 season, but Santacaterina remains happy with his decision to join the Huskies. “I love it here,” he says. “We’re a real tight-knit group.” After redshirting in 2010, he played in 11 games during the 2011 season, making four starts at weak-side linebacker. He intercepted a pass against Western Michigan in his first start. He had another interception last year against Ball State that started a Northern Illinois comeback. The Huskies wound up winning the game, 35-23, one of 12 wins on the season. Their only losses were to Iowa in the season opener and Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Santacaterina says Northern Illinois is not resting on its laurels. “We’re moving on from

last year,” he says. “It’s in the past. It’s a whole new team.” Still, the Huskies hope to again make some history before the season is over. “Obviously, we want to make it back to the MAC Championship and threepeat,” Santacaterina says. The demands of playing college football at the highest level mean Santacaterina rarely has an opportunity to see his brother, Daniel, play quarterback for Geneva. A bye on the schedule the second week of the season allowed Michael to come home to watch the Vikings battle Wheaton North. “That was only my second time seeing [Daniel play] in high school,” he said. “I wish they would have got the ‘W’.”

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Desens, propelled by birdies on Nos. 2, 10, 13, credits his ball-striking • GOLF Continued from page 26 Andrew Nelson’s 84 was second for Batavia, slightly off the pace of East’s other scorers, Gary King (82) and Kyle Jacobs (83). “We’ve been up and down. We’ve been trying to get [consistency],” Saints coach John Stock said. “Here it is, October, and you know, trying to stay in there. We’ll try and do better. That’s all we can do.” All the better to try at St. Andrews, a frequent site for regular-season duals and summer junior and recreational play. “You just wipe everything out at conference and just go to regionals,” Piechota said. “Hopefully shoot in the 70s and advance.” Playing at St. Andrews during last season’s conference tournament, Desens carded an 81 that ranked third on the team. On Wednesday, birdies on Nos. 2, 10 and 13 propelled Desens, who credited his ball-striking above all. The rest of the Vikings didn’t look sheepish at address, either. “We just came out and played,” Schreiber said. “We knew we could get it done.”

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Kyle Jacobs of St. Charles East hits from the fairway Wednesday during the Upstate Eight Conference Tournament at St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago.

• Thursday, October 3, 2013

Coming off an Orange Bowl appearance, the Northern Illinois football team entered the 2013 season with high expectations and, so far, the Huskies have not disappointed. They’re 4-0 and ranked 23rd in the country in the coaches poll heading into their Mid-American Conference opener Saturday at Kent State. Michael Santacaterina of Geneva has had a big hand in Northern Illinois’ early-season success – perhaps two big hands would be more accurate. The junior linebacker has used those hands to help make 28 tackles on the season, third most on the team. He’s also broken up a pair of passes and been credited with a pair of pass defenses. Santacaterina’s racked up those numbers despite not playing every down. He’s part of a four-man rotation at linebacker. “I feel like I’m doing all right,” he says. “I’d like to get on the field more … [but]

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Saints will be toughest foe Bears face Hub Arkush

Hey, folks, if you didn’t want to be up all week with nightmares, you probably shouldn’t have watched the Saints dismantle the previously undefeated Miami Dolphins on Monday night to remain one of only two undefeated teams in the NFC. They are 4-0, along with the Seahawks. New Orleans has been one of the top offenses in the NFL since it won the Super Bowl in 2009, but has struggled mightily on defense in recent seasons. The Saints also had to overcome the stain of Bountygate in 2012 and play the entire season without head coach Sean Payton. But Payton is back this season, and he brought new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan with him. Suddenly, the Saints are looking like they could be

the most complete team in the NFC. Along with Jets head coach Rex Ryan, Rob is one of the twin sons of legendary Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan. While Rob doesn’t run Dad’s “46,” he does run an attacking, blitzing 3-4 defense that many thought the Saints didn’t have the personnel to play. So far, these Saints are proving everybody wrong. But it still all starts and usually ends in New Orleans with the NFL’s most productive offense, led by All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for more than 5,000 yards each of the past two seasons and is on pace to get there again this year. Brees gets rid of the ball as quickly as any quarterback in the league, and Payton and he seem to be able to read each other’s minds. Brees’ one foible is that he will throw the occasional interception. As quarterbacks around the league have learned, the Bears have a habit of turning those into six points. The ground game is spread fairly evenly among Pierre Thomas, Darren

Sproles and Mark Ingram, with Thomas the most productive of the three. He and Sproles are as likely to be used as receivers as ball carriers. Sproles averages more than 10 yards a catch in the passing game, and is the most dangerous third-down back in the league. The Saints’ offensive line seems to shed Pro Bowlers – Carl Nicks to Tampa two years ago and Jermon Bushrod to the Bears this year – without losing too much in effectiveness. Until Rob Gronkowski gets back for the Patriots and possibly even after, Jimmy Graham is the best receiving tight end in football, and a matchup nightmare for every safety and linebacker in the league. He is Brees’ go-to guy on third down and in the red zone, and virtually unstoppable in man-toman coverage. Marques Colston is as dependable as any wide receiver in football, and Lance Moore, Nick Toon and Robert Meachem provide plenty of depth. The surprise is on defense, where

the Saints have been among the best in the league. While Ryan came to the Saints with a great reputation as a 3-4 coach, it was assumed the Saints didn’t have the personnel to play it. But Cameron Jordan, drafted in the first round out of California three years ago to play end in the 4–3, has proved a natural at the five technique and already has three sacks. Junior Galette also has been a force at one of the outside rush linebacker spots, and David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofton are tackling machines as the inside linebackers. Rookie first round safety Kenny Vacarro is an early front-runner for defensive rookie of the year, and fellow defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins, Jabari Greer and Keenan Lewis are playing aggressive football and are extremely productive. It is not impossible to believe the Bears were looking ahead just a bit last week in Detroit. This Saints team definitely will be the Bears’ toughest and most telling test of the season.


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Imagine, if you will, a world in which we could scrap the first four weeks of the fantasy season and start anew. Now, that might not sound great if you’re 3-1 or 4-0, but if you’re 0-4 or 1-3, a fresh start probably seems like a great idea. In August, no one was predicting that Peyton Manning would be averaging more than 30 points a game, and no one expected Trent Richardson to be playing for the Colts. Several “can’t-miss” first-round running backs did miss, and they missed like a Jay Cutler cross-body pass thrown off his back foot. The top 12 players, if the draft were held today (fantasy points in parentheses): 1. Adrian Peterson (81): No one could blame you if you took Manning instead, but

given the relative value of the next running back you’d have a chance to draft, you’d have to consider AP.

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: GENEVA DEF. KANELAND 2-1 (25-18, 25-22, 25-23)


Vikings overcome shaky start, down Knights

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By JARED BIRCHFIELD MAPLE PARK – The Geneva girls volleyball team overcame a shaky start Wednesday night to down Kaneland in three games in a tight, nonconference match. After dropping the first game, 25-18, the Vikings regrouped to win the second and third contests, 25-22 and 25-23. “This is always an interesting match because everyone knows everyone,” Geneva coach KC Johnsen said of playing Kaneland, a former conference rival. “You don’t like losing to your good friends. So it either brings out the best, which we saw some incredible things, or you might make a few more errors than you normally make. It was a little bit of both tonight.” Hitting and serving errors

“It was pretty intense since we knew a lot of the players on Kaneland. “We were nervous coming into this came but we knew we had a chance.” Grace Loberg, Vikings freshman coupled with lethal hits by the Knights’ Ellie Dunn kept Geneva trailing throughout the first game. Dunn led all players with 19 kills, and she also added 12 digs and seven blocks. “I thought they were playing some great defense early and we were kind of back on our heels,” Johnsen said. In the second game, the Vikings (15-5) came out strong and built a

20-14 lead on a block by Hannah Lanasa (nine kills). Geneva’s defense neutralized Dunn, and Vikings freshman Grace Loberg, who also finished the night with nine kills, started finding holes in the Knights’ defense. After a timeout, Kaneland (9-10) rallied to tie the game at 20 on a Geneva hitting error. Kaneland took a 22-21 lead on another Dunn kill but the momentum swung back to the Vikings as they scored the last four points of the game. “I thought we came out a played a great Game 1 with the way we dictated the play,” Kaneland coach Kerri McCastland said. “In the second game, we definitely shifted and then came back, which is what pushed it to three.” “It was pretty intense since we knew a lot of the players on Kaneland,” Loberg said. “We were nervous coming into this came but we

knew we had a chance.” The third game was a tight contest that saw seven lead changes and seven ties. Dunn’s final kill of the night tied the game at 23, but the Knights couldn’t sustain momentum as the Vikings nailed Kelsey Wicinski down a road victory. “The third game, point for point, all the way out with a team of that caliber is a great compliment to the girls,” McCastland said. Geneva junior Kelsey Wicinski led all players with 34 digs. Teammate Courtney Caruso had 23 as- Hannah Lanasa sists while junior Maddie Courter had a match-high 10 blocks for the Vikings. Jenny Lubic had 19 assists for Kaneland. Kathy Nguyen led the Knights with 12 digs, and Vanessa Gould and Anna Senese contributGrace Loberg ed nine digs apiece.


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Being able to play alongside them is great because we really get to see how far we have come.” Mooseheart’s defense, meanwhile, has given up a total of 36 points in five games. This past weekend against Christian Liberty, the defense recovered three fumbles and intercepted two passes. Senior defensive end Brandon Gadson has liked the way the unit has played so far. “Our defense has been pretty strong; we have a lot to work on here and there,” Gadson said. “We try our best to bring all 11 guys to the ball and play as a team.” Special teams has played

a large role for the Ramblers. Eric Vogeler returned a punt for a touchdown in Saturday’s game. Coach Gary Urwiler realizes the importance of being strong in this facet of the game. “Any chance that we get to advance the ball we’re going to try to do. We look at these plays on special teams as moments that can change the game,” Urwiler said. As homecoming approaches Saturday, Mooseheart is getting ready for a big conference showdown with longtime rival Alden-Hebron at 1 p.m. As a Mooseheart graduate, Urwiler knows how important homecoming is to the

Mooseheart community. “A lot of family and alumni come to the football game and want to see the strong tradition. We’re looking forward to playing a competitive game against our well respected rival, Alden-Hebron,” Urwiler said. These next four weeks of the season will be crucial for the Ramblers. Each remaining opponent currently has a record above .500. “Our next four weeks of conference play will be pretty critical as we are facing some strong teams here that all have winning records; it will be a fight for the next four weeks,” Urwiler said.


Attention Bears defense: Rockets’ Kurosky tops BNC girls field It’s OK to tackle a Saint KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE

POPLAR GROVE – Burlington Central senior Jenna Kurosky conquered Timber Pointe Golf Club in her final try Wednesday. Kurosky’s 83 won the Big Northern Conference East girls tournament and marked her best score Jenna Kurosky in four BNC meets at Timber Pointe. “It’s a really nice course, and I enjoy playing it,” Kurosky said. “A lot of strategy for the course, and it’s nice to play there. There’s a lot of lay-ups for creeks running across the fairway and some of the sand bunkers in front of greens are tough.” Kurosky’s younger sister, sophomore Josie, carded an 87 to finish fifth individually. BC shot 369 as a team to place second. Richmond-Burton, unbeaten in duals, won with a 361. Jenna Kurosky edged Richmond-Burton’s Blake Betke (84) for medalist honors. Kurosky said she felt “a little nervous on the first tee, but I got over it pretty quickly.”

BOYS GOLF Northern Illinois Big 12 East tournament: At Senica’s Oak


Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle, Kaneland shot 321 to finish third in the tournament and NI Big 12 East standings. Yorkville (308) was champion, while DeKalb (312) took second. The Knights’ Matt Yonkovich carded an even-par 72 to place third individually. Brody Kuhar (81), Jake Hed (83) and Stephen Cannell (85) also scored as Kaneland geared up for Tuesday’s Class 2A Aurora Central Catholic Regional at Phillips Park. “Hopefully, we can get our game going by next week,” Knights coach Mark Meyer said. “This is one of those tournaments where we want to take what we can from it and learn from our mistakes and improve for the next tournament. Keep looking ahead so that we can do better on Tuesday.”

host Rosary (9-16, 3-5 SCC) earned the sweep behind Michaela Ping (nine kills) and Martha Konovodoff (eight digs).

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL St. Francis 2, St. Edward 0 (25-16, 25-20): At Wheaton, Natalie Murison (17 assists), Sam Dubiel (15 digs) and Mary Boken (nine kills) boosted St. Francis, which improved to 22-2 and 7-0 in the Suburban Christian Con-

Rosary 2, Aurora Christian 0 (25-14, 25-18): At Aurora,

Marian Central 2, Wheaton Academy 0 (25-22, 25-20): At Woodstock, Wheaton Academy suffered its second successive SCC sweep.

GIRLS TENNIS Geneva 5, Rosary 2: At Geneva, Grace Krueger, Kirby Einck and Elizabeth Prendergast helped the 11-3 Vikings sweep singles play. Rosary’s top doubles tandem of Andrea Goyao and Megan Conlin won, 6-3, 6-4.

St. Francis 5, St. Edward 0: At Elgin, St. Francis yielded a combined three games in the dual, all in singles wins from Ava Kolman and Mia Mazza. Shannon Donovan and Samant ha Robin son teamed for a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 doubles.

BOYS SOCCER Burlington Central 3, Harvard 1: At Burlington, BC (141, 9-0 BNC) extended its winning streak to 12 matches as Matt O’Connor scored a pair of goals.

LAKE FOREST – Mel Tucker had nowhere to run. The media horde spotted the Bears’ defensive coordinator near the sideline of the practice field at Halas Hall on Wednesday and cornered him within seconds. All around him, cameras. All around him, microphones. All around him, questions. “You guys want to talk about tackling?” Tucker said with a half-smile, half-grimace. Yes. Well, no. We guys (and gals) wanted to talk about the absence of tackling. The Bears will play the New Orleans Saints this weekend, and you’ll hear all about the chess match between Marc Trestman’s complex offense and Rob Ryan’s complex defense. You’ll hear all about the Saints’ superthanks-for-asking offense and the Bears’ sneaky counter attacks on defense. But for the most important key to unlocking Sunday’s game, let’s get back to the basics. Blocking. Tackling. The Bears have to do both. Otherwise, they’ll be 3-2 with another game coming in four short days.

VIEWS Tom Musick For evidence, see the Debacle in Detroit from Week 4. The Bears’ defense played its best version of zero-hand touch, allowing Lions running back Reggie Bush to frolic across the turf of Ford Field for 173 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. The Bears surrendered 40 points – 40! – and deservedly lost the game despite a late rally. “If we just tackle,” Bears safety Chris Conte said Wednesday, “I think that game is a different game.” It’s a better game. Maybe, just maybe, it’s a winning game. As for this weekend? It will be a more difficult game. The Saints’ offense is packed with playmakers, from Super Bowl winner Drew Brees to all-purpose waterbug Darren Sproles to lanky go-to receiver Marques Colston. And that list doesn’t include Jimmy Graham, the Saints’ 6-foot-7, 265-pound matchup nightmare at tight end.

• Thursday, October 3, 2013

MOOSEHEART – After losing a strong senior class, the Mooseheart football team was unsure if it would be as competitive this season as it was in years past. But the Red Ramblers have competed at a high level and are closing in on what would be their fourth playoff berth in the past five seasons. With a convincing 48-0 win Saturday against Christian Liberty Academy, Mooseheart is just one win away from becoming playoff-eligible. The Ramblers are off to a 4-1 start, their lone loss being

to Luther North. The Ramblers are in second place in the Northeastern Athletic conference behind unbeaten Ottawa Marquette, which Mooseheart will face Oct. 11. In their four wins, the Ramblers have outscored their opponents, 194-23. The quarterback play of senior Willie Nicholas has been a pleasant surprise for the Ramblers. In past years, Nicholas has played linebacker and receiver. “It has been great,” Nicholas said of the position change. “I am familiar with a lot of these guys since we have been going to school together since middle school.

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Collins, Cadets carry on after injury

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Marmion’s Flynn Collins is saddened that his senior season was cut short, but missing the soccer field is only part of the Batavia resident’s struggles these days. Collins, whose jaw was broken in two places in a collision during last Thursday’s match at St. Charles East, attempted to return to school for the first time Wednesday, but his day was cut short when the pain became too much. He’s on a liquid diet for the foreseeable future after undergoing a four-hour procedure Saturday at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. “I feel lighter,” Collins said in a muffled but understandable voice. “If I was trying to lose weight, it’d be perfect. The weirdest thing I’ve had to grind up so far was chicken pot pie, and that was disgusting.” Collins’ morale was raised by visits from teammates and coach Ricky Del Toro to show their support. Collins – who already had 15 goals on the season and helped set up several others – said the Cadets are not a one-man team, and predicted they’ll still be a squad “to be reckoned with.” Since losing Collins, Marmion tied Glenbard North and beat Aurora Central Catholic. “It’s tough to lose him but the boys had a great attitude for the next game, for the third-place game against Glenbard North [on Saturday],” Del Toro said. “ … We made a couple adjustments, especially with Jake Hutchison. We actually tried Jake Hutchison in Flynn’s position up top as a striker, and we like what he’s given us. He’s providing speed – not as

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Geneva’s Beck Nebergall dribbles the ball Tuesday during their Tri-Cities Showcase game against St. Charles East.

much as Flynn – but providing speed. He’s very physical, and he can finish.” Collins, a senior, slid in to try and steal a pass before East goalkeeper Mike Novotny could corral it, but the two collided; Collins said he thinks Novotny’s “knee or shin caught me under the jaw.” Novotny suffered a partial ligament tear in his left ankle and a deep bone bruise from the collision but is expected to return to action later this month. Collins won’t even be able to run for several months, but said several of the colleges that have expressed recruiting interest in him remain in contact. “They knew the kind of player I am and the kind of person I am, so they’re still pretty interested,” Collins said. “They’ve offered their support and whatever I needed, so that’s pretty reassuring that the colleges I’m looking at are good choices and good schools with good people in them, so I’m pretty happy about that.”

Vikings tired of need for ‘scrub’ job Geneva coach Ryan Estabrook acknowledged

after Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to St. Charles East that it’s “no fun” losing as many matches as the Vikings have this season. Geneva fell to 5-8 overall and 0-4 in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division with the loss as part of the Tri-Cities Showcase doubleheader. “I think there’s been quite a few games this year where we’ve said scrub this play, erase that play, and this game is entirely different,” Estabrook said. Noting that sectional seeding takes place this week, Estabrook realizes the Vikings likely will be saddled with a so-so seed, but he contends the Vikings’ record is misleading considering the strength of schedule Geneva has played. “People might think, based on our record, that we’re a pretty substandard team but teams are having a great season that are knocking us off,” Estabrook said. “We just can’t seem to turn that corner.” Generating offense has been a struggle for much of the season, although French exchange student Igor Honore is doing his part to inject some

lift into the Vikings’ attack. Against East on Tuesday, Honore put three shots on frame in a condensed span late in the first half. He then attempted another shot that was well off target before asking to be substituted out, apparently fatigued. “He’s like a wild stallion without a saddle on him,” Estabrook said. “He’s got tremendous potential, he can do some great things, but he’s still learning the American game, and his endurance isn’t the best still, so we can only use him in spurts. However, he does add a different dimension to the game, and we like to get him out there whenever we can.”

Solid backup plan St. Charles North coach Eric Willson praised the play of sophomore backup goalkeeper Kevin Sabres, who held Batavia to one goal in Tuesday’s 1-0 Bulldogs win. Sabres played instead of usual North starter Billy Larsen, who was ill. “The good news for us in that situation is we’ve got a kid with Kevin who, I thought, he did a nice job [Tuesday], and made a couple of nice saves,” Willson said. “He was a solid keeper. “He didn’t get to play any minutes as a freshman until the regional final against St. Charles East last year. That was kind of throwing him in with the wolves. He’s gotten some more minutes varsity-wise this year, and I think he’s given us really good minutes. He’s matured as a goalkeeper in just his one year. I’m really happy with what I’ve seen from Kevin.” – Jay Schwab,

COACH SLY SEZ ... Tonights combatants Geneva and St. Charles North are both going through uncharacteristically tough seasons, and both teams lost their matches at Tuesday night’s Tri-Cities twin bill. Part of the deal in sports is continuing to bust your butt when things aren’t going to plan. If both

teams are able to do that despite the mounting frustration, all involved can walk off the pitch with their heads held high when the season is through. • You can respond at


Insider A closer look at boys soccer

IN THE GROOVE SEAN FITZGERALD Burlington Central, Sr., M/F What he did: Fitzgerald blistered Marengo for five goals Monday as Burlington Central cruised past the Indians, 8-1. BATAVIA’S DEFENSE What it did: Batavia’s 1-0 win Tuesday against St. Charles North gave the Bulldogs four shutouts wins in their past five games, the others coming against Geneva, Larkin and Wheaton Warrenville South.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... The Tri-Cities rivals can come together for a good cause. According to Batavia coach Mark Gianfrancesco, Tuesday’s Tri-Cities doubleheader helped raise $3,500 for the Owen Payton Foundation, supporting the family of a 7-year-old boy in need of a heart transplant. That total also includes money raised through a bake sale by the Batavia girls soccer team and at a St. Charles North girls volleyball match.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether St. Charles East can solve Streamwood’s defense the second time around. East and Streamwood played to a scoreless tie Saturday in the championship match of the Saints’ home tournament, and the Sabres return to Norris Stadium today for what shapes up as a crucial match in the Upstate Eight Conference race.



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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You’ll impress someone who can make a difference to your life in the year ahead. Give whatever you are working on your all. Advancement and opportunity are apparent. Altering the way you live will ensure that you are in control of your destiny. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Personal problems will develop if you don’t keep a secret entrusted to you. Pressure due to a change of plans will leave you in an awkward position. Focus on work and avoid interference. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Your insight will encourage wise choices from others. Travel is encouraged, along with making personal changes that will improve important relationships. Someone from your past will offer helpful information. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Look for adventure and indulge in activities that challenge and excite you. Altering where or how you live will lift your spirits and ensure that you bypass unwanted emotional encounters. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Extra time put in at work will boost your reputation and can lead to advancement. An interesting position that is posted will tempt you to send your resume. Romance will bring positive results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Don’t get all fired up over what others do or say. Concentrate on what you need to accomplish, and stay within your budget. Aggressive behavior will lead to trouble. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Share your thoughts and plans for the future. Making a promise to someone you want to spend more time with will lead to greater options and a change in status. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Focus on work and getting along with your peers. An unexpected turn of events will leave you feeling uncertain about a partnership. Keep life simple and indulgence to a minimum. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Stabilize your position and express your thoughts regarding what’s expected of you and what you can offer. Learn something new that will attract attention and make you more marketable. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Excessive socializing can lead to jealousy and relationship troubles. Don’t meddle or intrude if you want to avoid an argument that can hurt your reputation as well as your feelings. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Look for an alternative way to reach your destination. Whether you are learning, on a trip or just trying to accomplish one of your goals, you are best to take the road less traveled. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Unpredictable situations will cause confusion. Expect to be confronted by someone feeling uncertain about what you are doing or where you are heading. Do what’s best for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Keep busy, engage in joint ventures and share your ideas and solutions. Love is in the stars, and romance should ease your stress at the end of the day.

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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in “Gravity,” a film that evokes simple awe.

‘Gravity’ is deep space sublime By ANN HORNADAY The Washington Post On its face, “Gravity” – a 3-D science-fiction action adventure about two astronauts at sea in a vast nightscape – sounds like just another disposable popcorn spectacle. An eye-popping, refreshingly escapist palate cleanser before the heavy stuff yet to come on a groaning board of an awards season. And it is. But when an artist of the caliber of Alfonso Cuaron is at the helm, “Gravity” not only delivers on its promise of a wildly entertaining space adventure, but it becomes a groundbreaking addition to a genre already defined for the ages by the likes of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Like Stanley Kubrick before him, Cuaron is a master of the cinematic medium as both pop and high art; there are few filmmakers with his instinctive facility for long, bravura camera movements, breathtaking scope and taut storytelling (despite its ambition and sprawling canvas, this expertly edited film clocks in at a crisp hour and a half). Thanks to Cuaron’s prodigious gifts, “Gravity” succeeds simultaneously as a simple, classic shipwreck narrative (albeit at zero-gravity), and as an utterly breathtaking restoration of size and occasion to the movies themselves. From its very first shot, “Gravity” pins viewers back in their seats, very rarely letting themselves regain their balance. The film opens on two NASA space travelers, mission specialist Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran

astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), as they work outside their space shuttle, Stone trying to manage motion sickness on her first trip, Kowalski having fun with his nifty new jet pack and clowning around with Houston, hundreds of miles below. It’s not too much of a spoiler to relate that, soon enough, the laughing stops – after one of the most terrifying, inspiring and masterfully composed visual sequences to be seen on screen this year. What ensues is one character’s desperate attempt to survive as the oxygen runs out, an anguished scramble through a vast, unforgiving, pristinely silent universe that Cuaron, his longtime cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and their effects team capture with precision, elegance and an amazingly expressive sense of existential dread. Using an ingenious combination of live action, computer-generated imagery, cutting-edge lighting techniques and 3-D, Cuaron puts viewers into the tumbling, floating, frighteningly un-rooted world of “Gravity,” where Bullock and Clooney convincingly move with both balletic grace and puffy, moon-man awkwardness. With viewers in such assured hands, they can safely immerse themselves in the story, which, as written by Cuaron and his son, Jonas, mimics countless plots that have gone before in which a plucky lone soul defies the odds to live another day (or not). Consonant with that tradition, there are moments of “Gravity” that could be unforgivably hokey, were it not for the

utter persuasiveness with which the filmmakers and actors deliver them. Bullock does a particularly impressive job of marshaling what’s become her hallmark combination of grit, warmth and humor to invest a sense of gratifying ordinariness to a woman forced into extraordinary circumstances. Just when viewers think Stone’s plight couldn’t be more cosmically overwhelming, Bullock delivers the film’s best line – “I hate space” – with everyday whiny annoyance. One could debate whether “Gravity” really needed a sentimental back story to make its protagonist relatable, but even that nod to Hollywood-101 storytelling and cliched one-liners can’t detract from the sensory amazement and sheer grandeur of what Cuaron has accomplished. With sound, image and perhaps most chillingly, silence, he leads the audience wherever he wants us to go – snaking through a blown-out space station, encased within the womb of an abandoned Russian capsule, untethered and at large in a frigid, indifferent starfield – with complete authority, astonishing verisimilitude and unsettling emotional depth. It goes without saying that “Gravity” must be seen in theaters to be appreciated; the prospect of watching this movie on anything less than a 40-foot screen is tantamount to listening to Beethoven through a tin can and a string.

• “Gravity” received four out of four stars and is rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief, strong profanity. The film runs 91 minutes.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990), singer-songwriter; Clive Owen (1964), actor; Gwen Stefani (1969), singer; Neve Campbell (1973), actress; Lena Headey (1973), actress; Seann William Scott (1976), actor.

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Husband’s anxiety threatens to push wife too far Friend contemplates Dear Abby: I have been married to my best friend, “Blake,” for two years. A year ago he started having panic attacks, so I made an appointment for him with his doctor. After checking him for everything, including heart failure, the doctor diagnosed him with anxiety. Since his diagnosis, Blake is scared to leave the house. I have been working two jobs to make ends meet because he says he “can’t work.” This has taken a toll on our marriage. We have three kids and a lot of bills. Blake is on medication and has tried many different ones, but they aren’t working. I am fed up with it, while he says I just “don’t understand anxiety.” I don’t know what to believe or what to do. Any suggestions? – Stressed In Virginia Dear Stressed: Yes, I do have one. Your husband should be seen by a licensed mental health professional (psychologist) who works with a psychiatrist. He may need more than medication to help him conquer his anxiety disorder. He might do better with a combination of talk therapy in addition to his meds. Please urge your husband to do this because the aches, pains and

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips anxiety he’s experiencing may seem like they’re all in his head to you, but they’re real to him. Dear Abby: My husband and daughters and I enjoy a beach trip every year. With our busy lives, it’s the one time in the year we are able to be together and relax. Although we have invited friends and family over the years to join us, I have never invited my sister. She keeps bringing it up and portrays me as the snobby sister. The truth is she has two undisciplined children whom I can’t stand to be around. I suspect she just wants to join us so she can pawn her kids off on me while she and her husband relax. My mother is now telling me I’m selfish and not being a good sister. Must I sacrifice my one week a year at the beach to make my sister feel better? Please advise. – It’s My Vacation Dear My Vacation: Considering that you have invited friends and family to join you, but not your sister, I can see how she might feel snubbed. Has no one told her your

reason for not inviting her and her family to join you? If not, someone should, because it might motivate her to assert more control over her children. If she takes offense, however, you will be off the hook because SHE will no longer want to socialize with YOU. Dear Abby: We have a housecleaner once a month. Last month, I offered her some grapefruit from our tree and she took six. This month, she helped herself to all of the fruit that was left on the tree! She didn’t ask permission, and she didn’t tell me she had done it. I happened to see her put it into her car. Because she took the fruit without permission and without telling me, do you consider it stealing? – “Anita” In Florida Dear “Anita”: The woman may have assumed you wouldn’t mind if she took the fruit because you had offered it to her the month before. Rather than call this stealing, I would call it a misunderstanding. Clear it up by telling your housecleaner that you want nothing removed from your premises unless you have told her she may have it. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Parents should talk to teen about sex or someone else will Dear Doctor K: I’m the parent of a teenage girl. I know it’s time to talk to her about sex, and I’d appreciate any advice. Dear Reader: Many parents feel anxious or uncomfortable talking with their children about sex. But remember that if you don’t, somebody else will. Teens get lots of information (and misinformation) about sex from their friends, the Internet, television, magazines, books and movies. It’s up to you to make your child understand what it really means to have sex, both physically and emotionally. Don’t worry that you will be “putting ideas” into your teen’s head. Many parents I’ve talked to are concerned that having the conversation will encourage their kids to try it. In fact, teens who talk openly with their parents usually wait longer to have sex – and they are more likely to use birth control when they do. Whether to have sex outside of marriage is a personal question, and I’m not going to weigh in on that. But it is important that you state what your own views

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff are regarding at what point in a relationship sex is appropriate. At the same time, don’t insist that your child share your views. My colleagues who specialize in adolescent medicine tell me that teens often are naturally rebellious and resist attempts to tell them what to do. It is very important to teach your child how to say no firmly. Coach your daughter to say “no” while looking her partner in the face. Again, it’s one thing to talk to your daughter about how to say “no,” and it’s another to tell her when. I wouldn’t describe all of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail. That can come across as scare-mongering and cause some kids to tune out. But I would list all of the STDs: Most kids don’t realize how many there are. By the same token, I wouldn’t

stress that some of them, if unrecognized and untreated, can be fatal. I would emphasize that some of them can make it hard or impossible for a woman to bear children. I would describe the facts about birth control. The points I’d be sure to make are that no birth control is 100 percent effective, and that many types of birth control will not protect against STDs. The only way to be entirely safe is not to have sex. Finally, I’d explain that sexually active females need to have a pelvic exam every year. Offer to take her to a gynecologist or pediatrician if and when she decides to have sex. Most important, be there for your teenager. Listen to her questions and try to answer every one. Let her know that whatever choices she makes, she will always have your love and support.

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

committing grievous act Dr. Wallace: My best friend is upset with one of her teachers because she feels that he doesn’t like her, and therefore he is not giving her the grade she thinks she earned. She talked to him, but the teacher got mad at her for thinking that he was unfair. Now my friend is thinking about telling the principal that this teacher “propositioned” her, even though he didn’t. I was shocked when she told me this. I told her that she would be making a huge mistake if she followed through with her threat. I told my mother about this, and she said that I should tell the principal what my friend is contemplating. I really don’t want to get her in trouble, and I would lose her as a friend if I squealed on her. What should I do? – Nameless, Miami, Fla. Dear Nameless: Your friend is contemplating an extremely foolish and harmful course of action. Talk to her again and do your best to persuade her not to lie about sexual harassment, letting her know that, if she went ahead with such a selfish and vindictive scheme, you’d be obligated to tell the principal she was lying. Telling a lie that could cause a teacher enormous grief, including a ruined reputation and possible arrest and dismissal from teaching, is a grievous and unforgivable act. It would also rob future students of protection against actual harassment, because those in authority would be less likely to believe them. Make sure the girl understands that your friendship with her would immediately cease if she follows through with her threat.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Dr. Wallace: On the last day of school before summer break, I was given an award from the principal for not missing one day of school for the entire school year. My parents were invited to our awards day assembly, but both work and didn’t want to take time off. When I showed them my perfect attendance plaque, all they said was, “That’s nice.” I really felt let down – for their not attending the assembly and for not giving me any praise for my award. Am I being selfish or do I have a right to be disappointed? – Danielle, Portland, Ore. Dear Danielle: I’m sure Mom and Dad are proud of you. They certainly should be – you’re a chip off the old block. Attendance is obviously an important value to both of them, since neither wanted to take the day off work to attend the awards ceremony. There may be good reasons for their decision, but they should have told you how happy they are to have such a wonderful daughter. Having a perfect attendance record is a great accomplishment. As a former educator, I definitely appreciate you and applaud your award! Congratulations! • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Thursday, October 3, 2013


Jane Goodall said: “Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” A bridge player might add the word “card” after each “individual.” However, sometimes the role of a particular card may be difficult to discern. In this deal, South is in four spades. West leads the club king. How should declarer plan the play? What is the role of South’s heart king? South opens two clubs, strong, artificial and forcing. His hand is a minimum because, when unbalanced, opener will usually have at least nine winners. This hand has only eight and a half: five spades, two diamonds, one club and half a heart. But it is a sensible opening bid. However, when North raises spades, promising some points, South has to settle for four spades to announce his minimum. If North has a good hand, he can bid higher. When dummy tables with the spade ace, declarer has nine tricks. Probably his first thought is that he needs East to have the heart ace. Then, after getting to dummy with a trump, a heart lead through East would generate a trick for South’s king. Here, though, you will notice that West has the heart ace. What can South do? Declarer must realize that the heart king is a red herring. He should play to ruff a heart on the board, which generates a seventh trump trick. He takes the first trick (otherwise, West might shift to a trump) and plays a heart. When South wins the next trick, he leads another heart. And in a moment, declarer gains that key ruff.

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CONVENIENT SELF STORAGE in Elburn is putting together a highly anticipated

OCT 4 & 5 8-3

MANUFACTURING FT. No exp. Necessary. Small Metals Company. Lyon Industries, South Elgin

Call 847-841-7716 PRINTING PRESS FEEDER Night shift. Exp on a web printing press with Butler splicer pref. Tempo Graphics, Inc. 455 E. North Ave Carol Stream, IL 60188

41W471 Empire Rd. CAT - Male, grey and white adult cat found a few months ago. He has been living at Gateway Vet Clinic. He is up to date on all exams and vaccines. He is very sweet and loving and gets along great with dogs and cats. Please help the staff at Gateway Vet Clinic find him a forever home. Call 630-377-6660 or 630-363-5639 for more info and ask about "Steve"

Whole House Clean-Out Sale ALL MUST GO! 50% OFF Furniture, German Doll, Glassware, Large Animal Cage, Metal Shelving

TOO MUCH TO LIST! Angels in Our Attic See new pics:

MULTI-STORAGE UNIT SALE! We are Proud to Announce Multi-Units under 1 roof with over 3,000 square feet of awesome items! Featuring: Antiques Furniture Kitchen Items Collectables Kids Toys Clothes Tools Outdoor Equipment Sporting Goods Holiday Items Hours: Rain or Shine doors are open!


SATURDAY ONLY 8am – 4pm Need Help Running Your Estate & Moving Sale? Call Movers/ Shakers for Free Consultation. Dottie 630-262-0835

922 Mark Twain Trail


Home Furnishings, Artwork, Décor, Futon, some Shoes & Clothes and More.

411 Walnut St. SAT and SUN 8-2

CAT - LOST Traditions Subdivision black & white male 630-531-7759 - reward Female Cat 7 yrs old. Dark body, white face, chest & stomach. White ring around the end of her tail. Slipped out of the house evening of 10/1 in the 800 block of Skyline Dr in Batavia. Her name is Lucky. If you see her please call: 630-879-9215. She is very missed. There is a reward. Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

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Lamps, Braided Rugs, Dining Room set, Twin Bedroom set, Retro 50's Waiting room furniture, Snapper Ride on Mower, Kitchen items, Book Shelves Chest Freezer, Books, Collectibles, Glassware and more



Eagle Brook sub. Friday, Oct. 4th, 10 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5th, 8 to 4 p.m. Woodworker's power & hand TOOLS (some Vintage) furniture lamps household goods LP's books & CD's amplifiers exercise equip men's bicycles holiday decor. Have a news tip or story idea? Call us at 630-845-5355 or email


205 N. Dempsey St. Elburn, IL 60119


2887 Caldwell Lane FRI & SAT 8am – 3pm A little bit of everything. Sale will be on a make a offer basis but some items will be priced. Everything must go!


THURS & FRI 8-3 SAT 8-NOON 335 MILL ST. Furniture, Household & Christmas Items & MORE!!


Lots of Boys clothes-newborns to 4T. Many toys, puzzles, games and books. CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT, other children items. Adult clothing and books. Household decor items


PAM'S FAIVRET THINGS Thurs 4-7 Fri & Sat 8:30-3

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Antiques, Primitives & Vintage Items

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207 S. Center Antiques, mopeds, motorcycle, bicycles, dishwasher, toys, kitchen items, too many items too list. DON'T MISS THIS SALE!

39W186 Bartelt Rd.

pack-n-plays, strollers, bouncy chairs, bath chairs, baby bjorns, bottle warmers, baby clothing, kids bike, toys, and misc. items all in great condition.

Furniture, Lamps, Kitchen Items, Garden Tools, Weber Grill and More!



FRI & SAT 9AM-1PM 2455 Persimmon Dr. Persimmon & Country Club Rd.

Household, clothing, jewelry, bikes, patio furniture & MORE!

ST. CHARLES FRI & SAT 8-3 2401 King Richard Circle

SAT & SUN OCT 5 & 6 11AM - 3PM

422 S. 4TH ST. 4th & Prairie St.

1045 N. 3rd Ave.


Located right next to the bike path on 3rd Avenue.


Garage Sale in the heart of St. Charles.


MOVING SALE! Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8am-4pm



Antiques, vintage collectibles, primitives, furniture, Christmas, jewelry, pictures, mirrors,garden & MORE!

St. Charles 6N308 Burrside Lane

Antiques, furniture, lots of Party Lite collectibles, Roman angels, LOTS of floral arrangements, beautiful gords, small appliances, 2 bikes & MUCH MORE!

Saturday, October 5th 8am-3pm

FRIDAY OCT. 4TH AND SATURDAY OCT. 5TH FROM 8AM TO 4PM All items in good condition big and small. Toys, books, furniture, office supplies, clothing, home goods, etc. all needing to go! Brand new ping pong table to be raffled off.


116 S. Cambridge Dr Friday 9 am - 4 pm Saturday 9 am - 1 pm





1610 Bunker Ct.

Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00pm-4:00pm Saturday, October 5, 2013 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, October 6, 2013 10:00am-2:00pm


FRI & SAT 8:30AM - 5PM 6N192 WEBER DR. Tools, lots of vintage toys, furniture, some antique + maple hutch, daybed, desk. Books 500 +, seasonal, wrought iron furniture, WW11 collectibles Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it to our online photo album at

Small women's leather Harley jacket, vest, boots, helmet; children's hunt jackets, riding boots, tack; art, bookcases, some furniture, mics!! 630-377-1571

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51 MCKINLEY ST. 629 Peck Rd Something for everyone. Fri. Sat. 8-4

NORTH AURORA HUGE Multiple Families Sale

Fri & Sat Oct 4 & 5 9am-4pm

1311 Meadow Ln. Items include hunting, camping, sporting goods, children's toys & books, crystal, dishes, furniture, home improvement & outdoors, holiday items, men, women & children's clothing, electronics.

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REGENCY ESTATES 208 Regency Court West, St. Charles, IL

Living Room, Kitchen & Dining Room Suites, Bedroom Suites, Hutches, Leather Couch, Desks, Coffee & End Tables, Table & Floor Lamps, Accessories and more. VIEWING: Friday, Oct 4 11AM-5 PM and morning of auction at 9AM TERMS: TdYWbsde Tcdfam TZl Tcdfa qkUi_Tm fYdebW frYeXm Buyers Premium: 15% Live. DIRECTIONS: I-90 to Randall Rd. East on North Ave, (Rt. 64, hrb[ ^Wn gZYWc Z[ _ra ^Wl oUp V`eb]Xn jrXW Z[ \ZZeqrYel \rWfc for auction signs. Photos on web for preview! Visit



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MULTI-FAMILY SALE Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat. Oct. 2nd - 5th 9am – 4pm

0N659 Old Kirk Rd. Like New Furniture, Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Household Items, Tools, Clothing & More. Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800


With mirror, 36” high 50” long. $50. 630-879-5341 Lionel Train - Christmas New – Never Operated Soo-Line Engine & Cars, Full Size Model from 1993. Dual Motors, Die Cast Frame, Horn, Electro-Couplers $400. 630-587-6620

PATIO SET ~ ALUMINUM Black, 2 chairs, loveseat, 6 cushions and a coffee table. Great condition! $80 630-513-0938 Tow Behind Fertilizer/Spreader. $35. 630-443-6971

Shop Smith Mark 2 w/accessories - $100/obo 630-209-9072

Walker w/Hand Brakes $35. 630-443-6971

For sale: 1 boys bike - $40. 1 womens bike - $25. Many boys toys. Call for info. Best time to call before 8pm. 630-879-7207 Photo Backgrounds (3). Fold for storage. $30/all. 630-443-6971


Metal, 3 piece curved with cushions, $120/all. 847-464-5543


I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

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STATE OF ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff(s), vs. ROBIN M. LOCKHART, Defendant(s). 12 CH 2184 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on November 14, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 AM, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Court Room JC100, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 425 S. MAIN STREET, MONTGOMERY, IL 60538 P.I.N. 15-32-455-003 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 NM # 12-01979 I565021 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 • Page 39 BANK, N.A.; OLD MILL MANOR TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION II; Defendants, 13 CH 811 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on June 18, 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County will on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 817 Katherine Lane, Hampshire, IL 60140. P.I.N. 01-27-179-023. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call William E. Dutton, Jr. at Plaintiff's Attorney, DUTTON & DUTTON, P.C., 10325 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, Illinois 60423. (815) 806-8200. I565215

Common Address: 425 S. MAIN STREET, MONTGOMERY, IL 60538 P.I.N. 15-32-455-003 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condo(Published in the Kane County minium Property Act, 765 ILCS Chronicle, October 3, 10 & 17, 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, 2013.) LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 NM # 12-01979 I565021

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff(s), vs. ROBIN M. LOCKHART, Defendant(s). 12 CH 2184 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on November 14, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 AM, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Court Room JC100, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 60 FEET OF THE NORTH 180 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF BLOCK 28 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF MONTGOMERY, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

praying of certain Mortgage(s) recorded against the premises as follows to wit: LOT 133 IN SLAKER'S FIFTH ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA, IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 15-04-179-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 326 HARMONY DRIVE, NORTH AURORA, IL 60542 and which said Mortgages were executed by HARMONY PROPERTY INVESTMENTS, LLC, and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2006K097607 and for such other relief prayed: That summons was duly issued out of the said Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, Defendants, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS file your answer to the complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court, 133 W. State Street, City of Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois on or before the 21st day of October, 2013 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Dated: September 9, 2013 /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court

Prepared by: JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06275559 Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 3, 10 & 17, (Published in the Daily Chronicle, 2013.) September 19, 26 & October 3, 2013.)




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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE - GENEVA, ILLINOIS SOVEREIGN BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. LEONEL GUIA; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; OLD MILL MANOR TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION II; Defendants, 13 CH 811 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on June 18, 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County will on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: THE SOUTH 26.83 FEET OF THE NORTH 95.50 FEET OF LOT 123 IN OLD MILL MANOR UNIT 8 A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE


Page 40 â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, October 3, 2013 9, 1994 AS DOCUMENT 94K047308 IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 817 Katherine Lane, Hampshire, IL 60140. P.I.N. 01-27-179-023. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information call William E. Dutton, Jr. at Plaintiff's Attorney, DUTTON & DUTTON, P.C., 10325 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, Illinois 60423. (815) 806-8200. I565215

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pe owning unningham conducting and transacting the Kane County Clerk business known as RUSTIC LOVE located at 40W537 Barko Park- (Published in the Kane County way, Huntley, IL 60142. Chronicle, September 19, 26 & October 3, 2013.) Dated: September 11, 2013.

Public Notice is hereby given that on October 01, 2013 a certifi/s/ John A. Cunningham (Published in the Kane County cate was filed in the office of the Kane County Clerk County Clerk of Kane County, IlliChronicle, October 3, 2013.) ADOPTION nois, setting forth the names and (Published in the Kane County Young, happily married couple addresses of all persons owning, Chronicle, September 19, 26 & wishing for newborn. Love, affecconducting and transacting the October 3, 2013.) tion,security and opportunities business known as CRUZ N await your baby. Expenses paid. PUBLIC NOTICE SHARP located at 514 Fifth Street, Contact Jillian/David anytime. PUBLIC NOTICE 800-571-3763. https://jilliandaviAurora, IL 60505. ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Dated: October 01, 2013. Estate Auction PUBLICATION NOTICE Saturday, October 5 - 10:00 am Public Notice is hereby given /s/ John A. Cunningham 1705 S. River Rd., Libertyville IL that on September 24, 2013 a cerKane County Clerk Public Notice is hereby given 60048 The Estate Of Henry Rehm tificate was filed in the office of the that on September 25, 2013 a cerAntique Cars & Collectibles County Clerk of Kane County, Illitificate was filed in the office of the nois, setting forth the names and (Published in the Kane County County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- OBENAUF AUCTION SERVICE, Inc. addresses of all persons owning, Chronicle, October 3, 10 & 17, nois, setting forth the names and 847-546-2095 Round Lake, IL conducting and transacting the 2013.) #444.000105 addresses of all persons owning, business known as AUDIOTECK conducting and transacting the GORDON TRUCKING PUBLIC NOTICE PRODUCTIONS located at 1112 business known as SemperFiSup- CDL-A Drivers Needed A better Snow Drive, Elburn, IL 60119. ply located at 330 Sundown Rd., Carrier. A better Career. Up to ASSUMED NAME South Elgin, IL 60177. $5,000 Sign-on Bonus! Earn Up to PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County Dated: September 24, 2013. .46 cpm Dedicated/Home Weekly Chronicle, October 3, 10 & 17, Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE Dated: September 25, 2013. 2013.) /s/ John A. Cunningham Public Notice is hereby given Kane County Clerk that on September 19, 2013 a cer888-653-3304 /s/ John A. Cunningham tificate was filed in the office of the Kane County Clerk Need Legal Help? County Clerk of Kane County, Illi(Published in the Kane County PUBLIC NOTICE FREE REFERRAL Chronicle, September 26, October nois, setting forth the names and (Published in the Kane County Call 877-270-3855 addresses of all persons owning, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3 & 10, 2013.) Courtesy of the Chronicle, September 26, October conducting and transacting the SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Illinois State Bar Association at 3 & 10, 2013.) business known as PRECIOUS KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS PEARLS FOUNDATION located at Questions about your subscription? PUBLIC NOTICE See yourself in MARTHA ORTIZ 576 North River Street, Batavia, IL We'd love to help. Neighbors Plaintiff Call 800-589-9363 SUPPLEMENTAL ASSUMED NAME 60510. vs. PUBLICATION NOTICE JESUS M ORTIZ Dated: September 19, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE Defendant Public Notice is hereby given that /s/ John A. Cunningham on September 20, 2013 a certifiASSUMED NAME CASE NO. 13 D 1246 Kane County Clerk cate was filed in the office of the PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE County Clerk of Kane County, IlliThe requisite affidavit(s) having nois, concerning the business (Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS known as CHANTHANA DESIGN Chronicle, September 26, October that on September 18, 2013 a cerHEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFEN- located at 473 Mooresfield St, El- 3 & 10, 2013.) tificate was filed in the office of the DANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED gin, IL 60124 which certificate sets County Clerk of Kane County, IlliACTION, that said action has been forth the following changes in the PUBLIC NOTICE nois, setting forth the names and commenced in said Court by the addresses of all persons owning, plaintiff(s), naming you as defen- operation thereof: I, John Chanthana do certify that conducting and transacting the ASSUMED NAME dant(s) therein and praying business known as SOCIUS BUSIPUBLICATION NOTICE For Judgment of Dissolution of I have a financial interest in the business being conducted and NESS ADVISORS located at 602 Marriage, and for other relief; that sum- transacted in Kane County, Illinois Public Notice is hereby given Greenwood Ave, East Dundee, IL mons has been issued out of this under the above named business that on September 11, 2013 a cer- 60118. Court against you as provided by and that the address o such busi- tificate was filed in the office of the Kane County Chronicle law, and, that this action is still ness will be: 398 Fountain Ave, El- County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- Dated: September 18, 2013. Classified pending and undetermined in said gin, IL 60124. nois, setting forth the names and and online at: Court. /s/ John A. Cunningham addresses of all persons owning, NOW, THEREFORE, unless you Dated: September 20, 2013 file your answer or otherwise make answers on page 42 SUDOKU Moderate your appearance in said action in /s/ John A. Cunningham this Court, by filing the same in the Kane County Clerk office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before October 25, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT (Published in the Kane County MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. Chronicle, October 3, 10 & 17, IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I 2013.) have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on PUBLIC NOTICE September 19, 2013. ASSUMED NAME WITNESS, September 19, 2013 PUBLICATION NOTICE /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court Public Notice is hereby given that on September 17, 2013 a cerMartha Ortiz tificate was filed in the office of the 1105 Front St County Clerk of Kane County, IlliAurora, IL 60505 630-546-2615 nois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, (Published in the Kane County conducting and transacting the Chronicle, September 26, October business known as COOKIES ON 3 & 10, 2013.) THIRD located at 228 S Third St, Geneva, IL 60134.



Dated: September 17, 2013.

The County of Kane is seeking to /s/ John A. Cunningham retain the services of qualified and Kane County Clerk licensed Contractor(s), for the demolition of several existing build- (Published in the Kane County ings, located in Kane County, IL. Chronicle, September 19, 26 & October 3, 2013.) Bids will be accepted in the Kane Check us out online County Purchasing Office, located at 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building A,


















































































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5N362 Deer Pond Dr, St Charles $1,785,000 New 4 br, 3+2 ba 7500 sq ft home w/high-end finishes, 4 fplcs & fab millwork! Lux kit w/top appl & granite. Huge 1st-flr master w/spa ba. Geothermal & radiant heat. Pond. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Wayne $1,695,000 Gorgeous 5 br, 5+2 ba w/open flr plan, versatile interior & visual excitement. 5+ acres. Truly-innovative home. Clean lines, distinctive architecture and striking decor. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

DeKalb $1,290,000 Restored 5 br, 3 ba Hiram Ellwood-owned property w/antique light fixt, hdwd flrs, restored baths, pocket drs, etched glass doors, stain glass lights, servant area & more. Roger Blomgren 630-369-9000

Batavia $1,099,000 4 br, 5.5 ba brick estate backs to open space. 2-story entry & fam rm. See-thru fplc in den & sun rm. Ornate vol ceil thruout. Braz cherry flrs & cabs. Fin bsmt & more. Freda Cieslicki 630-334-6545

St Charles $1,095,000 5 br, 4+3 ba estate on 1.75 acres overlooking 3rd fairway. 6300+ sq ft of living space! Elaborate mldgs, hdwd flrs, 2 masters, designer kit w/top appl. Sun rm! 4-car gar. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Geneva $799,000 5 br, 5.5 ba home w/curb appeal & nearly 5000 sq ft. $350+ in upgrades. Lrg 1st-flr master w/walk-in closet, gour kit, guest ste, retreat-like bkyd w/htd pool. Conv loc. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

St Charles $595,000 Brick 4 br, 4 ba home w/4200 ss ft & 2nd-flr bonus rm. Amazing wdwrk, vaul ceil, skylights, dual staircase, hdwd & granite. Master w/fpl & whrlpl ba. Bkyd w/deck & patio. Maria Bonacci 630-587-4608

St Charles $595,000 4 br, 4.5 ba home in Three Lakes on 1.91-acre overlooking pond. 2-story fam rm, catwalk, columns, granite & ss kit, vaul brkfst rm, skylights, den, fin Eng bsmt. Mstr ba. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $575,000 Updated 4 br, 5 ba approx 5400 sq ft home. Handsome millwork, new hdwd flrs & crpt. Granite kit w/Viking appl. 1st-flr den w/ba. Master w/fplc. Fin walkout bsmt. 3 fplc. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

Batavia $575,000 4 br, 4 ba beauty on 1+-acre. 2-story fam rm w/fplc, gour kit w/appl & hdwd flrs. Fin bsmt. Master w/lux ba & huge walk-in closet. Updated c/a & furnace. 5-car htd gar. Betty Theisen-Placek 630-460-9268

St Charles $519,000 3 br, 3.5 ba end-unit overlooking Fox River. Cust paint, trim & flrs. 6-panel wd drs. Fin main-level walkout bsmt. Private paver patio and deck overlook river & downtown. Jodi Sagil 630-334-2763

Geneva $489,900 4 br, 4.5 ba w/gour granite kit w/ss appl, brkfst bar & 42” cabs. 2-story foyer, hdwd flrs white 6-panel doors/trim. Fplc, scrn porch. Lux master ba & walk-in. Fin bsmt. Pam Burke 630-935-2777

St Charles $464,900 4 br, 3.5 bath home on wooded lot. Fin Eng bsmt. 2-story foyer & fam rm. Island kit. Fam rm w/fplc & skylights. Den. Mstr w/2 walk-in closets & lux ba. Hdwd flrs & more. Pam Burke 630-935-2777

St Charles $425,000 Cust 3 br, 3.5 ba home on 1+-ac backing to woods & creek. Cottage chic, designed for entertaining. Winding drive, paver walkway & gardens. Open & airy w/tons of windows. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $425,000 4 br, 2+2 ba home with the best of everything, inside and out. Nothing was over looked.Finished basement, darling patio and perfect decorating! Finished English basement. Susan Kotsy 630-587-4620

Geneva $399,000 New 4 br, 2.5 ba 2400 sq ft 2-story home on nearly .5-ac w/ mature trees. Close to downtown. 2-car gar, bsmt, hhdwd flrs, granite counters, ss appl, 2-story fam rm w/fplc. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

Geneva $365,000 Prime loc! Charming 3 br, 2 ba all brick ranch w/walkout bsmt. Skylight, hdwd flrs, new stove, cook-top & blt-ins. Historical District of Geneva just steps to downtown! Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $349,999 Spectacular riverfront property & 4 addlt lots. 2 br home & 2.5-car gar. Nestled along the Fox River w/5 miles of boating! Wooded yard. Forest reserves & walking paths. Janet Sasso 847-417-3886

Batavia $339,900 Former model 4 br, 2.5 ba home w/lrg island kit w/top ss appl. Lux master w/tray ceil, huge walk-in closet & whirlpool ba. Fam rm w/fplc. Newer carpet & hwh. 1st-flr ofc. Linda Lewis Bender 888-932-3466

Geneva $329,000 4 br, 2.5 ba Colonial in Blackberry Sub. Huge 250’ deep lot, patio & gazebo w/cov access from kit. Huge eat-in kit w/tile flr. Fam rm w/wbfp & hdwd flrs. Fin bsmt & more. John Schoditsch 630-561-9050

Geneva $325,000 Luxury 2 br, 3.5 ba TH w/hdwd on entire 1st floor. Cust millwork. Liv rm w/wet bar. Fam rm w/fplc. Seated island kit. Sun rm. 2 masters w/baths. Fin bsmt w/whrlpl ba. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $321,064 Builder’s closeout! 3 br, 2.5 ba 2131 sq ft Durham model home surrounded by forest preserve. Loft/4th bedroom. Grand opening special, home includes full basement. Jodi Sagil 630-334-2763

Geneva $284,900 4 br, 2 ba 2112 sq ft in-town home on huge lot. Upgraded eat-in kit w/42” hickory cabs. Hdwd flrs & granite cntrs. Fplc. Sun rm. Updated baths. Huge master w/2 walk-ins. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $179,000 The Oaks 3 br, 2.5 ba home in superb loc! New windows & drs. Remod kit w/hickory cabs & ss appl. Fam/hearth rm w/fplc. Mstr w/ba & walk-in closet. Fin LL walkout w/wbfp. Linda Mahaney 630-587-4724

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Situated on 30+ acres of rolling countryside - 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths, 2 fireplaces, volume ceiling on main level and skylights! Attached garage features loads of storage with above floored attic! Additional storage in separate barn with space for 4 vehicles. Value is in the land. Property is being sold “AS-IS”.

Directions: Randall to Red Gate (W) to Leola (S) to Deer Pond Dr (E) to home. STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION by Havlicek boasts over 7500 square feet of incredible high-end finishes, 4 fireplace’s and unparalleled millwork! Dynamite kitchen with Wolf, Dacor, Sub-Zero, granite, walk-in pantry! Enormous first floor Luxurious master suite with fireplace and amazing spa-like bath. Geothermal, Radiant heat and Lifetime Roof! MUST be seen to be fully appreciated! Bluestone terraces and outdoor kitchen overlook pond and woods!!

Corner ranch home with excellent in town location! Recently renovated with gleaming hardwood flooring, large bedrooms, updated baths and kitchen, entire exterior has been painted, new windows and new roof! Extra wide concrete driveway. SGD leads out to spacious deck overlooking large yard. Move in ready! Also available for sale! Don’t wait to see this beauty!

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






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

Few homes in Burr Hill can compare with this! With regal presence and classic appointments, this beauty features 8000+ square feet. Great 1+ ac with water views! Custom millwork, hardwood floors, art niches and granite surround on all 3 fireplaces. Fabulous gourmet kitchen! Enormous master with Juliet balcony and amazing bath. Stunning walk out with bar, rec area and radiant heat floors. 5 car garage!

INCREDIBLE DEAL for this HIGHLY DESIRABLE, RIVERFRONT BROWNSTONE!! The best location in downtown St. Charles! Live the good life with convenient access to shops, restaurants, river and parks! Gorgeous kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite. Gleaming hardwood floors. Enjoy tranquil views of the Fox River from the private deck or patio. Full finished walk out basement, luxurious master with views!

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







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BATAVIA $364,000 ST. CHARLES $539,000 GENEVA $294,900 ST. CHARLES $199,000 ST. CHARLES $345,000 ST. CHARLES $590,000 CUSTOM 2,800 SQ FT... EXCITING FLOOR PLAN… SUPER EAST SIDE... PRIVATE LOT! CAPE COD! 5,000 SQ FT HOME... home - Great location close to schools & I-88! Amazing trim, bay windows, huge kitch w/SS appls… Mbdrm suite w/sit rm & vaulted whirlpool bth… Dramatic 2-sty fam rm… Den, beautiful private fenced yard… Move-in condition!!

location! Custom all brick home w/1st floor mbdrm on a beautiful private 7/10 acre in-town cul-de-sac lot! Open floor plan, hwds in every rm, elegant décor! Kitch w/SS appls & huge island, 4-season sunrm & more!! !





Great home & neighborhood close to grade school, parks & Metra! Kitch w/glass front cabs & lots of counter space opens to dramatic vaulted 4 season sunrm… Fam rm w/hdwds & fp, 4 nice size bdrms… Deck, brick paved patios, amazing yard w/garden pond too!!







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Solid spacious home in a great area - Walk to park, river & downtown! Lots of hwd floors, liv rm w/fp, newer kitch w/Amish maple cabs, huge 25x20 master bdrm… 2-1/2 car garage, full bsmt & 3/10 acre lot!!



with 2nd floor bonus rm! Like new home w/den, huge kitch w/SS appls, fam rm w/fp & maple floors, spacious mbdrm, finished bsmt… 4/10 acre scenic cul-de-sac lot w/amazing waterfall pond. Great neighborhood too! Will not last!!

on a private 1 acre lot backing to acres of preserved land! Great floor plan w/ enormous granite kitch, fam rm w/22 ft ceil opens to 4 season vaulted sunrm w/ walls of windows! Extensive mill work, great finished bsmt w/fp, wet bar & bth… Expansive deck w/spa… Like new condition!!










ST. CHARLES $729,613 ST. CHARLES $450,000 ST. CHARLES $350,000 ST. CHARLES $648,500 ST. CHARLES $479,000 ST. CHARLES $679,000 1st FLOOR MASTER! LUXURY TOWNHOME... SPECIAL GEORGIAN... RARE IN TOWN... CUSTOM 4,300 SQ FT... TRUE IN-LAW ARRANGEMENT! Incredible 4,100 sq ft 5-1/2 bth home on a beautiful 1+ acre lot w/water views! Fabulous trim & detail, volume ceils, liv & fam rms w/fp, awesome granite kitch… This is the best home that you will find in this price range!!

on a majestic private lot w/endless views! Open floor plan, glistening hwds on entire 1st floor, dramatic liv rm w/17 ft ceil… Huge granite kitch that opens to vaulted sunrm! Luxurious mbdrm, den, dining rm, finished walkout bsmt, screened porch… Pristine condition!!

on a wooded 1/2 acre lot! Kitch w/custom hickory cabs & SS appls… Huge fam rm w/fp… Mbdrm w/new luxurious 13x12 bath w/walk-in Euro shower!! Hickory hwds on entire 1st floor, finished walk-out bsmt!!! Awesome neighborhood w/pool, trails, tennis & more!!

location for this like new custom home! Awesome trim & detail… Fab kitch opens to sunrm. 4,000 sq ft, 4-1/2 bths, 2 fps… Finished walk-out bsmt, private wooded yard! Walk to downtown - Super location!!

Special Ranch w/open floor plan, volume ceils, granite kitch, quality finished bsmt - Private entrance opens to separate wing w/2nd kitch, full bth & 2 bdrms!! Perfect for home office too!!

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St. Charles


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!







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!

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.

Sugar Grove




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.

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!

5BR/3.5BA 2-sty on cul-de-sac, privacy fencing, mature ldscp, super finished bmt w/game room, recroom w/wet bar. Vaulted clgs, 1st flr ldry, vaulted clgs, kitchen w/center island, hwd floors. 3750SF of finished lving space here!

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South Elgin



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!



Stunning 3BR/2.5BA Village home in awardwinning Mill Creek! Kitchen with stainless steel/granite, porch, deck, formal dining room, 1st flr ldry, full unfin. bmt, neutral décor, movein condition! Golf, bike, swim & more!



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!

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

St Charles



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.


New business zoning, this legal, nonconforming 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.





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!

Classic 2-story with all the right touches, fenced, ldscpd lot, 3-car gar, dramatic 2-story foyer, custom millwork, open flrpln, SS appls in kit w/granite, luxury master suite, neutral décor. Expert craftsmanship!


209 Burr Oak Cir Elgin


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 & sunroom!




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!

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3BR/2.5BA 2-story backs to open space. Open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, great kitchen & family room. Patio and fenced yard perfect for the kids and entertaining. Neutral décor, tip-top condition, just move right in!

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!

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!



West Chicago


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!


Exceptional 5BR/5.5BA 2-story, super location, finished bmt, custom details in & out, hwd, granite, millwork, screened porch, gourmet kit, master suite w/exc rm & office, 1st flr guest suite, mudroom, everything!


4BR/3BA split-level, finished basement, custom millwork, dead-end street, pro ldscp, deck, granite, marble, 6-panel doors, Corian & stainless in kitchen, cedar-lined closets, excellent neighborhood, loved & cared for!



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!



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.



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

St. Charles


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!

Campton Hills


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



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!

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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!

Maple Park


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



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!

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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!


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1024 Woodland Ave : Sold on or before 080513 by Eileen F Voiland to James Jerden & Monica Carroll; $387,500.00 109 S Barton Trl : Sold on or before 080713 by Ridgeway Partners Llc to Jacob Wyeth; $155,000.00 1162 Chillem Dr : Sold on or before 080513 by Timothy K Boyd to Renee Martinez; $236,000.00 117 N Barton Trl : Sold on or before 072913 by Mikolajczak Trust to Judith Schweisthal; $149,000.00



196 Abbey Lane , Geneva Price Reduced


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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Great Corner Lot 4 bdrm, 4.1 ba 3 car heated gar, fin bsmt 630-584-7000 $415,900 08378157

Warm & Inviting 1+ acre, Three Lakes Sub, 4 bdrm, tons of upgrades 630-584-7000 $525,000 08350681

10 Acres Unbelievable Equestrian Estate, gorgeous home 630-584-7000 $885,000 07768699

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200 W Reader St : Sold on or before 080513 by Thomas A King to Adams A Surta; $165,000.00 435 Richmond Ave : Sold on or before 072613 by Fannie Mae to Daniel Geiseman; $210,000.00


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Walking Dis to High School! $675,000 Approx 2 Acres On Pond! Exquisite home in Rivers Edge on 3/4 acre lot! Volume ceilings! Iron spindle staircase! 2 fireplaces! Cherry, granite & stainless kitchen! Turret sun room! 2 laundries! Heated garage!

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$284,900 Amazing Potential

Just a few blocks to downtown! Lovely upgraded 2100 sf home situated on a large private in town lot! 3 season sun room! 2nd floor master sitting/Office! 2 tier seated deck/brick paver patio!


$575,000 Resort Back Yard! Pool!

Completely updated on prettiest lot in Fox Mill! 5400 sf of executive sophistication! Handsome millwork! New hardwood/carpet! Viking appl! 3 FP’s! Half acre culdesac!


$254,900 Full Walkout!

Ranch home on 2 plus acres zoned for horses but yet only a minute to the Randall corridor! Perfect open floor plan has huge rooms! Gigantic vaulted kitchen! Oversized great room w/stone fireplaceFull basement! 2 car heated garage!


$489,900 Backs to Open Space!

Private sanctuary for the Entertainer! Serene 1.4 acre backing to Forest Preserve! Impress your guests! All updated! Executive millwork! Awesome vaulted sun room! Finished basement! A must see! ST.


$215,000 Finished Walkout!

Full front porch elevation adds appealing curb appeal to this Mill Creek row home! Spacious deck & covered patio for two outdoor living areas! Walk to town center! Close to Metra!


$189,900 Finished Basement!

Meticulous 1950 sf with the finished walkout lower level! 2 story living room has loft above! Plenty of storage! Walking distance to community park, youth splash park & sports fields!



$325,000 Shows Like A Model!

Luxury townhome walking distance to golf clubhouse that just breathes sophisticated! Hardwood on entire 1st floor! Custom millwork! Plantation shutters! 3 season porch! Wow! RA RO AU





$354,900 Impeccable Townhouse

Brick front curb appeal in better than new condition! Stunning upgrades throughout ! 1st floor den! Sunroom! Decadent master quarters! J&J bath! 9’ ceiling bsmt. 3 car garage!









$595,000 Best Lot in Fox Mill!

Gorgeous private lot on tranquil pond in popular 3 Lakes subdivision! All the bells & whistles with this classic Sebern built home! Dramatic 2 story & vaulted ceilings! Finished English basement! ARL









Owned and Operated by NRT, Incorporated EQUAL HOUSING


$159,900 Private End Unit!

Unbelievable price for this totally updated 3 bed ranch just a few blocks to downtown Geneva on a huge lot! Hardwood floors! Vaulted family room! 2 car garage! Won’t Last!


Barely lived in 3400 sf gem! Enjoy pond views from the classy front porch elevation! Awesome maple & granite kitchen! Gigantic master suite! Heated garage! Sub grade school! GO ICA



$149,500 Walk to School & Metra!

Immaculate townhome that shows like a model! Hardwood floors on 1st floor! 42” maple cabinet kitchen has stainless appliances! True 3 bedroom plus loft! 2nd floor laundry!


Quiet tree lined street brings you to this updated newly painted bungalow! Walking distance to high school, metra & downtown! Original restored millwork! Shady back yard patio & deck! Awesome 3 season front porch!

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0N361 Charlotte Dr : Sold on or before 080613 by Sho Deen Inc to Thomas J Costello & Anna K Costello; $375,500.00 0N618 Titus Pl : Sold on or before 080113 by Fullerton Trust to Robert Gore & Susannah Gore; $287,500.00

South Elgin

446 Lowell Dr 4: Sold on or before 082113 by Jerry F Luebke to Monica H Johnson; $81,000.00 5 Brandywine Ct: Sold on or before 081913 by Fannie Mae to Victor Rivera; $190,000.00 531 Sterling Ln: Sold on or before 081613 by John T Mcgowan to Randal S Haehnel & Stephenie L Haehnel; $550,000.00

THE COLLINS GROUP John Collins, Peggy Collins & Grant Montgomery

303 E. Main St. • (630) 584-2500 • W NE ICE! R P



116 N. Sixth Street


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.


424 Eastside Drive


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.




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.

• Thursday, October 3, 2013

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REAL ESTATE WEEKLY | Kane County Chronicle /

2S137 Willow Creek Dr : Sold on or before 073013 by Robert F Andrews to David Dombrowski; $380,000.00

0N930 Lea Dr : Sold on or before 080513 by Stanko Trust to Joshua Laplata & Colleen Laplata; $375,000.00

Kane County Chronicle / • Thursday, October 3, 2013





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