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PROJECT ON TARGET MOST OF WORK ON BATAVIA’S WILSON STREET SLATED TO FINISH SOON. PAGE 6 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Progress continues to be made on the Wilson Street streetscape project. The project began in May, and the majority of the project is expected to be completed by mid-November.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Geneva school district honored for newsletter GENEVA – The Geneva School District 304’s quarterly newsletter, “Geneva School News,” received an Annual Communications Contest Award of Merit from the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association last month. The newsletter highlights district news, events and school board action and is sent to all Geneva homeowners four times per year and posted on the district’s website. The newsletter was revised in 2012 in an effort to make it more timely, engaging and informative. Superintendent Kent Mutchler said in a prepared statement that the recognition reflects well on the district’s communication efforts, the work performed daily by Kelley Munch and the rest of the staff and school board. Entries in the Annual Communications Contest were judged against criteria of excellence by school public relations professionals in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Awards were presented for those entries that received top scores in a variety of areas.

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Geneva Music Boosters to sell wreaths, greenery GENEVA – The Geneva Music Boosters are selling holiday wreaths and greenery through Oct. 25. Direct orders can be placed by visiting www.genevamusicboosters.org and printing an order form and sending payment to Geneva Music Boosters, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva, IL 60134. Orders will be ready for pickup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23. For information, contact Margaret Warren at 630-2087469 or email wreathsale@ genevamusicboosters.org.

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ABOVE: Visitors check out the vegetable garden during Sunday’s Harvest Days at Garfield Farm Museum. TOP: Dave Bauer (far right) demonstrates a technique used to harvest wheat during Harvest Days at the museum.

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FACE TIME WITH LYLA BLANCHARD

Where did you grow up? The Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago Pets? A German shepherd named Ziggy, and two horses, Glory and Kolah, and a mini donkey named Stella Who would play you in the movie of your life? Gwyneth Paltrow First job? Driving a horse carriage at 18 As a kid, what did you

want to be when you grew up? I always knew it would have to do with horses. That was my goal in life. When I was a kid, I drew stick figures of horses. I’m also an artist. A book you’d recommend? “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen and the movie would be “Secondhand Lions” Favorite charity? Zellmer Childhood Disease Foundation, the charity we’re working with for the carriage rides. Favorite local restaurant? Michael Angelo’s Deli and Chianti’s in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Phyllis Diller at the Western Open.

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

‘Coin Stories’ at Geneva History Center WHAT: The Geneva History Center will present “Coin Stories,” with guest presenter Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins. The program includes a 25-minute slide presentation about the history of coins, with a focus on U.S. coins. An appraisal event will follow the program, allowing for three to four coins or currency items a person. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch. Cookies and coffee are provided, and Inglenook Pantry of Geneva provides soup on a first-come, first-serve basis. WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. today WHERE: 113 S. Third St., Geneva INFO: Registration is limited at $5 a person and $3 a member or students at www.genevahistorycenter.org or 630-232-4951.

Waterline Writers set for Oct. 20 in Batavia WHAT: Hear work from Don Bingle, Kristin LaTour, Cecilia Pinto, Karen Halvorsen Schreck, Dan Stafford and Donna Vorreyer at the next Waterline Writers session. There is no cost.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 20 WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia INFO: For information, visit www.waterlinewriters.org.

Mothers Club of Geneva to meet Thursday WHAT: The Mothers Club of Geneva will hold its monthly meeting. The meeting will focus on yoga as well as planning for the nonprofit’s November craft show. New members are welcome. WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva INFO: Email info@mothersclubofgeneva.org or visit www.mothersclubofgeneva.org for information.

‘Dig Dem Bones’ on Oct. 16 at Hickory Knolls WHAT: A program, “Dig Dem Bones,” is set. Learn how to identify animal bones and then hike out to an actual dig site to uncover more

clues. Dress for the weather. It is for ages 6 to 12. The fee is $6 for residents and $9 for nonresidents. WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFO: Advance registration required at www. stcnature.org.

Eerie Haunts Walking Tour in St. Charles WHAT: Eerie Haunts Walking Tour: An Evening Downtown St. Charles is set and is sponsored by the St. Charles Park District. Stroll through the streets by lantern light and listen to the chilling stories from years gone by. The final destination will be a downtown St. Charles pub. It is for ages 21 and older. The cost is $12 for residents and $18 for nonresidents. WHEN: Tours are offered Oct. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and from 9 to 10:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Charles INFO: Advance registration is required at www.stcparks.org.

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Genoa resident Lyla Blanchard, 49, was getting Glory ready to give carriage rides at Pumpkins for a Cure in Geneva when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

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Aldermen to hold off on liquor store D-304 eyes assessments drive-thru request to form next levy request GENEVA

By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Aldermen on Monday night made it clear that their reservations about allowing a drive-thru liquor store have nothing to do with the applicant. “If you were the king and queen I’d still vote no,” 4th Ward Alderman Jo Krieger told David and Julie Lundeen of Lundeen’s Liquors. The Lundeens are asking the city of St. Charles for permission to have a drive-up window at a new express location, 1315 W. Main St., St. Charles. The Government Operations Committee discussed the issue Monday, three weeks after the Liquor Control Commission debated the topic. Aldermen – who have been wrestling with liquor license issues for the past year – said they are struggling with the perception of potentially being the first community in the Tri-Cities allowing such a business model. “I don’t think the timing is right for us right now,” 2nd Ward Alderman Rita Payleitner said. Julie Lundeen said she doesn’t understand the per-

ception that people will get liquor faster if they are in a car. Either way, she said, the liquor will end up in a car. She noted Lundeen’s has collected 600 signatures from residents in support of a drive-thru window on West Main Street. “Why can’t we give them a service they want?” she asked. Third Ward Alderman Todd Bancroft said he couldn’t decide on Lundeen’s request until an ordinance was developed to address drive-up services for alcohol. “To me,” he said, “it comes down to what does that ordinance look like, because a yes or no right now seems premature.” First Ward Alderman Dan Stellato also advocated for a new ordinance to address the issue instead of simply deleting section Q, current language that prohibits curb and drive-thru liquor service. “I’m very disappointed all we’re doing is removing Q,” he said. In a split vote, the committee directed staff to draft an ordinance for a drive-up liquor service. Payleitner, Krieger, 4th Ward Alderman Jim Martin and 5th Ward Alderman Maureen Lewis voted no.

By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – As Geneva School District 304 grapples with its next tax levy – which it must approve in December for the 2014-15 budget year – the Finance Advisory Committee heard from the district’s two townships assessors Monday. Geneva Township Assessor Denise Lacure said the projection for the 2013 equalized assessed value is 4.47 percent less. She and Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter both explained that property assessments are based on three-year averages. Committee Chairman Bill Wilson said if the EAV would be equal to last year’s, “that would be the greatest news we’ve heard in the last three years.” Wilson said school officials were trying to use a crystal ball to figure out the right amount to levy so the district has enough money to operate. “We need to put a levy in place by the end of the year,” Wilson said. Lacure said property values are stabilizing, but until property tax appeals were

“People think the system was broken but everyone was assessed at the same time, using the same formula. Everyone got a fair shake.” Uwe Rotter Blackberry Township assessor completed, she said she could not commit one way or another. Rotter said township assessors use a state formula to reassess property every year, using the sales records of the prior three years. When the economy tanked and property values went down, people expected their assessments to go down, too – but they didn’t because of the three-year averaging. “People think the system was broken but everyone was assessed at the same time, using the same formula,” Rotter said. “Everyone got a fair shake.” Rotter said the assessment is the value of homes based on how properties are selling while a levy is the amount of money a taxing body says it needs to operate. The tax bill, he said, depends on how much money the tax district levies or asks for.

“In order to save money, you have to spend less money or have someone else pay for it,” Rotter said. Blackberry Township has about 10 percent of its property as commercial or industrial and 90 percent is residential, so any change in a levy goes “directly to the pocketbook of every taxpayer,” Rotter said. Echoing Rotter’s comments, resident Bob McQuillan said the district should cut spending – especially with the debt the district has from its building referendums. McQuillan is a co-founder of Geneva Tax Facts, a local tax watchdog group. But Rotter cautioned that budget cutting affects the quality of the services provided. McQuillan said the district has financial reserves – $57 million by the end of their fiscal year June 30 – and should use those to reduce the debt service.

8LOCAL BRIEF Geneva History Center to present program GENEVA – The Geneva History Center will present “Chester Gould, Dick Tracy and Me” with guest presenter Tracy O’Connell at 7 p.m. Friday at the center, 113. S. Third St., Geneva. O’Connell will chronicle the life and career of his grandfather, Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip. O’Connell will share photos and stories about Gould, as well as offer insight into Gould’s writing and drawing techniques. In addition, he will discuss the impact of

this unique crime fighting comic strip on the community at large, including the creation of the nationwide Crime Stoppers

program. Registration is limited at $10 per person, $5 per member or students at www.genevahis-

torycenter.org or by calling 630-232-4951. The cost includes admission to the exhibit, “Start With A Sketch,” which highlights

cartoonists, illustrators and voice characters in the community, open through Nov. 9.

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Headed toward home stretch Wilson Street project nears completion

Know more Want to know more about the Wilson Street streetscape project? Go to the next Coffee with the Contractor meeting at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at Panera Bread at 154 W. Wilson St., Batavia, or call the city’s Streetscape Hotline number at 630-454-2777. Project updates also are available at www.cityofbatavia.net.

By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – For several months, Special Occasions sales associate Judy Yanatov has been watching as workers rip up Wilson Street and the sidewalks outside her store window as part of the $4.4 million Wilson Street streetscape project. She is trying to look past the fact Wilson Street and other parts of the downtown remain torn up. “It will look nice in the end,” said Yanatov, a Batavia resident. “I think they have done a nice job.” Yanatov and others who travel through downtown Batavia will have to put up with a couple more months of construction. With the exception of landscaping that will be installed next spring, the majority of the project is expected to be done by mid-November, city engineer Noel Basquin said. By the end of October, the resurfacing of Wilson Street should be finished, Basquin said, and new light poles also are set to be installed by the end of the month. The project, which started in May, remains on schedule, he said. Improvements include wider sidewalks and brick paver crosswalks at major intersections along Wilson Street between Island/Shumway Avenue and Route 31 (Batavia Avenue), Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps at sidewalk corners, pedestrian bump outs, the installation of pocket parks at intersections, traffic signal interconnection and modernization, water main replacement and sanitary sewer rehabilitation. By early November, motorists should find it easier getting through downtown when the new traffic signals are activated. The lights will

Progress continues to be made on the Wilson Street streetscape project. The project began in May, and the majority of the project is expected to be completed by mid-November. City engineer Noel Basquin said the project remains on schedule. Photos by Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

be timed to provide better traffic flow for the 20,000 cars that use Wilson Street every day. “The computerized system will adjust itself as the day goes on,” Basquin said. “It won’t eliminate traffic congestion, but will help manage it.” Access to Wilson Street businesses is being maintained during the project, and

the city is working to minimize disruptions. For example, the majority of utility work is being done at night. But Yanatov said the work probably cut into Special Occasions’ business during the summer because potential customers couldn’t find a place to park. The dress shop, on the corner of Wilson Street and Route 31, provides outfits for different occasions.

“It did deter people,” she said. “There were some lean days during the summer.” However, Yanatov said the city has tried to help by providing customers with parking at the former Ethan Allen lot a few doors down from the store. Atchara Khan, manager of Thai Village Restaurant, located next to Special Occasions, said her customers

also have complained that they don’t know where to park because of the construction. “I think it has cut into our business,” she said. But she is hopeful the project will make the downtown look better. Khan said she likes how North River Street looks now after last year’s streetscape improvements. “I know they’re trying to make the town look nicer,” Khan said. Although the sidewalk along Wilson Street in front of the Batavia library remains torn up, Batavia Public Library Director George Scheetz said he hasn’t heard any complaints from patrons. The library’s front door is on the other side of the building, facing its parking lot. “They can still get to our front door easy enough,” Scheetz said. “We are used as a destination.” Scheetz said he is impressed with how the project is turning out, including the installation of red brick pavers along Wilson Street. “I think it will really improve the look of the downtown,” he said. “I’m an advocate for what they are doing. It will make it easier for people to get around town.”


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BATAVIA – Every year, the Batavia United Way organizes a Day of Caring to help seniors in Batavia rake their leaves. This year’s event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The group is looking for lawns to rake, as well as groups, businesses and community members who would like to help. Yards will be raked, but there will be no mowing, weed pulling, window washing, etc. Those wishing to volunteer, or inquire about getting a lawn raked, can contact Jody Haltenhof, executive director of Batavia United Way by calling 630-879-4041, or email jody@ bataviaunitedway.org.

Kaneland Foundation plans event at Kuipers

AURORA – The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is running a Progressive Networking Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Colonial Cafe, 1961 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The networking exercise begins at 9 a.m. Admission to the event is $35 for the general public and $25 for chamber members. Attendees should come prepared with lots of business cards and an elevator pitch about his or her business. Advance registration is required since everyone will be assigned a unique table rotation assignment. For this reason, a 72-hour cancellation policy is also in effect. Sign up at www.aurorachamber. com or call 630-256-3180 for

Fine Line center to host trunk show Nov. 1 to 2 ST. CHARLES – The Fine Line Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles, is hosting the ClothRoads Trunk Show: A Global Textile Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2. Hundreds of artisan-made textiles, including hats, gloves and socks, come from Peru, India, Laos, Madagascar and Uzbekistan. The trunk show also features indigo textiles from Mali, Japan, Peru, Indonesia and more. A guest lecture with Marilyn Murphy, former president of Interweave Press, will speak at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 on “Global Artisans’ Weaving Cooperative and Their Future Sustainability.” The trunk show is free. For information, visit www. fineline.org or call 630-5849443.

– Kane County Chronicle

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Aurora Chamber to run networking exercise

MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland Foundation plans Kaneland Day at Kuipers Farm, which is set from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the farm, 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park. For information, call 815-8275200. Customers must mention “Kaneland Foundation” at the U-pick orchard and at the orchard shop and bakery, and 15 percent of proceeds will go to the Kaneland Foundation. For information, visit www. kuipersfamilyfarm.com. The proceeds do not include admissions to the pumpkin farm. For information on the foundation, visit www.kaneland.org/foundation.

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Batavia United Way plans Day of Caring on Oct. 27


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‘Nature playground’ opens at Peck Farm Park By JONATHAN BILYK

“There’s nothing like this around in this area.”

jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – As Sheavoun Lambillotte dedicated the latest addition to the Geneva park system, she recalled her childhood, as well as those of many others in her generation. Children in her demographic, she remembered, would start their days outside, returning home only to “stuff a little food into our mouths” or to “get a jar to catch fireflies.” With that in mind, Lambillotte, executive director of the Geneva Park District, said she hoped the new Hawks Hollow Nature Playground will help today’s children rediscover some of those simple pleasures and reconnect with the childhood instinct to just “come out and play.” “This gives kids the opportunity to do what they used to do,” she said, noting the park district hopes the new playground will have kids “getting wet, getting dirty and getting creative.” “I apologize in advance for the extra laundry you’re going to have to do,” Lambillotte said. On Saturday morning, Lambillotte and about 100 others, including dozens of children, gathered at Peck Farm Park South, near the intersection of Peck Road and Kaneville Road, for a ceremony to officially open the Hawks Hollow playground to the public. The new playground includes some traditional playground equipment, including rope ladders and a slide off a tall clubhouse-like deck,

Sheavoun Lambillotte Executive director of the Geneva Park District

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Children and their parents play Saturday at the new Hawks Hollow Nature Playground at Peck Farm Park in Geneva. More than 100 people were on hand for a ceremony officially opening the playground. accessible by a long ramp. But the playground also includes more natural-feeling elements. Children can walk and splash in an artificial landscaped stream, or use their hands to paint on a wall using mud. And they can use sticks to rearrange or build up oversized birds’ or muskrats’ nests. The playground is built almost entirely of wood, much of which is repurposed from fallen ash trees. And the site includes much greenery, including mature evergreen and other trees. “There’s nothing like this around in this area,” Lambil-

lotte said. She said the addition of the playground will make

Peck Farm Park “an all-day destination” for families. The playground, which

has been years in development, cost $650,000. Half of that was covered by a state grant. Lambillotte said $100,000 of the remaining cost will be covered by a fundraising effort underway through the Geneva Park District Foundation. To date, $80,000 has been raised. She said the foundation intends to raise an additional $100,000 next year by selling the opportunity for community members to have their names engraved on brick pavers at the playground. In all, Lambillotte said the park district expects to spend about $125,000 of general taxpayer money on the project, which she said is equivalent to what the district would spend on a midsized traditional playground.

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Harry E. Beresford: A memorial service will be from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Interment of cremains will be in River Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Illinois. Nathan Boscaccy: Funeral service will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., to celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow

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8OBITUARIES KARL H. SCHAFER Born: April 11, 1922; in Dettingen, Germany Died: Sept. 22, 2013; in DeKalb

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started working at Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company. After four years he became manager of the Riverside power plant and retired in 1985 after serving his last 10 years as vice president of engineering and operations at Mid-American Energy. He once told his grandson, Karl, that solving engineering problems and improving energy efficiency was “great fun.” A nephew, Ken Kleckner, remarked that his uncle’s enthusiasm for engineering inspired his own career in the field. Karl was a man of strong ethics and moral fabric. He was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Geneva, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a past member of the Rotary Club in Bettendorf, Iowa. While living in the Quad Cities, he was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for a number of years. Mr. Schafer was talented with and truly enjoyed repairing and building projects. In his early years and with help from friends, he built two homes from the ground up. As his late wife used to comment, “If Karl builds it, it will never come down.” In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing

AURORA – SmithAmundsen, LLC, in conjunction with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, will present an HR and Managers Resource Group seminar on the Affordable Care Act and its effect on business from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora. Admission is $40 for

and hunting. He loved to travel and planned extensive family vacations every summer. After his retirement, he and Marie also enjoyed numerous trips within the United States as well as abroad. He is survived by three daughters, Linda Moore of Mobile, Ala., Carole (Alan) Gooding of Sycamore and Sharon (Mark) Levy of Jupiter, Fla.; his son, Karl R. (Kathleen) Schafer of Lower Providence, Pa.; four grandchildren, Alexander Moore, Vanessa Moore, Karl J. Schafer and Susan Schafer; his brother, Walter Schaefer of Stockton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie; and two sisters, Helen Wurster and Lore Kleckner. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hermann Funeral Home, 247 N. Park St., Stockton. There will be a onehour visitation before the service beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to one of the following organizations: Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1066, Washington, D.C. 20005,

the general public and $25 for Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce members. The seminar will highlight the most up-to-date and important provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and how they affect hiring, staffing and more. Those interested may sign up at www.aurorachamber.com or call the chamber at 630-2563180.

or Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with his family at www.hermannfuneralhome.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

HAROLD D. WIBBEN Born: Jan. 25, 1930, in Yankton, S.D. Died: Oct. 4, 2013; in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Harold D. Wibben of St. Charles passed away Oct. 4, 2013, at home, surrounded by family and loved ones. Harold was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Yankton, S.D., into a family of 11 children. He served in the Army as a master sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He was a union sheetmetal worker for 14 years until he opened his own business, Wibben Locksmith, serving the Fox Valley into the summer of 2013. He mar-

Oswego High School to host annual craft show OSWEGO – Oswego High School, 4250 Route 71, Oswego, will host its annual craft show from 9:30 am. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Admission is $3; children younger than age 12 are admitted free. To learn more, call 630-636-2009 or email mdoerr@oswego308. org.

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ried Irene Crump on May 23, 1954, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene; daughter, DeAnn Miller (Ted McLaughin), and son, Dean Wibben (Florida); sisters, Adeline Jans and Lois Fystro; and many loving nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as numerous friends. The visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday Oct. 10, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Memorial service is Friday, Oct. 11, at Bethlehem Lutheran, 1145 Fifth Ave., St. Charles. The visitation is at 10 a.m. in the overflow room, then a service is at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the church. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-5840060 or like Yurs on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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SYCAMORE – Karl H. Schafer, 91, of Sycamore, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. Mr. Schafer was born April 11, 1922, the son of Christian and Katharine (Randecker) Schaefer, in Dettingen, Germany. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1929. They experienced the Great Depression firsthand, struggling as a farming family in southern Iowa. Mr. Schafer began his education at age 7 in a one-room schoolhouse with 14 children, six ponies and one teacher where no one spoke the same language. A few years later, the family moved to Elizabeth, Ill., where he graduated from high school in 1940. After placing first in a countywide exam, Mr. Schafer received a full scholarship to the University of Illinois, where he majored in engineering. His studies were interrupted by World War II and service overseas. While in the U.S. Army, he first served in the Corps of Engineers, eventually utilizing his bilingual skills to serve as a linguist, intelligence officer and finally a negotiator at the end of the war. It was in Germany where he met his wife, Marie E. Haag. They were married Oct. 25, 1947, in Michelstadt, Germany. After the war, the couple returned to the United States and lived in the Quad Cities area. In 1948, Mr. Schafer

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No injuries in Cortland woman dies in crash near Maple Park Sugar Grove fire son Road in Kaneville Township, approaching a line of stopped cars waiting for a vehicle to turn south onto Watson Road, Gengler said in a prepared statement. In an effort to avoid striking the rear of the last car stopped in the line of traffic, the Mercury crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic and was struck by a 1987 Chevrolet pickup traveling east on Route 38, according to the statement. Martin’s car crossed the center line, but started to veer off the road. It was hit by the pickup, not head-on, but to the

passenger side of her car, Gengler said in an email. The driver of the pickup, Benjamin Frerichs, 35, of Maple Park, was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, according to the statement. Gengler said in an email that at least one of the cars in the line of traffic was waiting to turn on to Watson Road to go to Kuipers Family Farm. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s office. The Kane County Office of Emergency Management and Elburn Police assisted deputies at the scene.

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ST. CHARLES – The University of Illinois Extension of Kane County will begin a new season of its Master Gardener training program with an informational meeting at 1 p.m. today at its office at 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. The Master Gardener program requires 60 hours of horticultural training in return for 60 hours of volunteer time to support the program. Thirty of the first 60 volunteer hours must be completed at the Master Gardener Help Desk, which is open to the public 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday during the growing season. The 2014 training program will begin Jan. 7 and run through March 25. Classes will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the University of Illinois Extension office in Yorkville. A program fee of $250 covers the training costs and includes a copy of the Illinois Master Gardener Manual. To register, email Sarah Fellerer at fellerer@ illinois.edu or call 630-5846166. If a reasonable accommodation is needed, mention at registration. For information, visit http://web.extension.

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County residents and $25 for nonresidents. Primitive/ non-electric camp sites are $10 a day for Kane County residents and $15 for nonresidents. All camp sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Forest Preserve campgrounds are open through October. For information, call 630-4441200 or visit www.kaneforest. com.

By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com KANEVILLE TOWNSHIP – A 32-year-old woman from Cortland was killed in a traffic crash shortly before noon Monday near the intersection of Route 38 and Watson Road near Maple Park, police said. Shanay Martin was pronounced dead at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Kane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler said. According to an initial investigation, Martin was driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis west on Route 38 east of Wat-

By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com SUGAR GROVE – No one was injured Sunday in a small house fire in Sugar Grove, officials said. Lt. Brendan Moran said a fire started at about 5:30 p.m. from an outside source that somehow started a fire in the attic of the one-story house at 224 Yolane St., Sugar Grove.

Homeowners called it in, he said. Firefighters doused the fire out in about 15 minutes, he said and there were no injuries reported to any homeowners or firemen. The cause of the outdoor fire that led to the attic starting on fire is unknown and under investigation, Moran said. No estimate of damage was available.

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GENEVA – Chef Alain Roby unveils the second edition of his cookbook “Alain Roby’s American Classics, Casual and Elegant Desserts” on Friday. Roby, of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, holds three Guinness World Records for his creations of the world’s tallest cooked sugar building, the world’s tallest chocolate sculpture and the world’s longest candy cane. All Chocolate Kitchen is at 33 S. Third St. in Geneva. For information, visit www. AllChocolateKitchen.com or call 630-232-2395.

Movie night event set for Saturday in Big Rock BIG ROCK – A movie night event at the Big Rock Campground is set for Saturday at 46W499 Granart Road, Big Rock. The movie will be projected on an inflatable screen near the shelter, beginning at sunset. The movie will be family-friendly and rated G or PG. There is no charge for the movies, but only registered campers will be permitted. Daily fees are $15 for vehicle/ improved camp sites for Kane

Next ‘Ask A Lawyer Day’ on Saturday The next “Ask A Lawyer Day” is set from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Kane County Bar Association will conduct monthly “Ask A Lawyer Days” during 2013. Members of the public are encouraged to call 630-762-1900 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 voicemail. – Kane County Chronicle

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Aldermen approve new tattoo parlor regulations By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Aldermen on Monday unanimously approved new rules regulating the opening of new tattoo parlors in the city’s downtown. They were considering removing tattoo parlors and piercing studios from the list of uses allowed in the downtown mixed-use district. Aldermen in May voted, 7-6, to send the issue back to committee for further discussion. The new rules will not affect the two tattoo parlors currently in the downtown,

which will be grandfathered in as a nonconforming use. Fallen Star Tattoo is located on South Batavia Avenue, and Twizted Images recently moved from South Washington Street to East Wilson Street. Under the new rules, tattoo parlors/piercing studios are a conditional-use in the city’s downtown, which allows for the city to impose conditions. Aldermen also approved a regulatory ordinance that governs how tattoo parlors/ body art establishments can operate. The ordinance, among other things, prohibits the

establishments from operating between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. and prevents anyone under the age of 18 from being tattooed unless accompanied by a parent or guardian with written consent. The ordinance also limits the number of establishments in downtown to two. Tattoo parlors are defined as those that apply permanent tattoos and not cosmetic tattoos. The Batavia Plan Commission previously voted, 5-1, to recommend removing tattoo parlors and piercing studios from the list of uses allowed in the downtown mixed-use district.

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Library trustee to announce run for state representative By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Geneva Library Board member and attorney Steve Andersson said he intends to announce his candidacy for the Illinois state representative seat to be vacated by Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, who announced he would not seek re-election. Andersson said he will formally announce his candidacy at 10:30 a.m. for the March 18 Republican primary Thursday on the steps of the Kane County Courthouse on Third Street in Geneva. The public is invited to attend. “I want to make a difference,” Andersson said. “I have spent my adult life here serving in local government and the last 20 years as a municipal attorney, making local projects, local improvements happen with local leaders. I believe I can take that pragmatic approach and translate it to change to benefit our commu-

nities and citizens.” Andersson is a partner in the law firm of Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi and Andersson, P.C. in Aurora. In his law practice, Andersson served as general counsel and village prosecutor for Steve Montgomery, Andersson Sugar Grove and Hinckley; special prosecutor and special counsel for North Aurora, Au-

rora and other municipalities and units of government. Married with two children, Andersson has been on the Geneva Library Board since 2009 and treasurer from 2011 to present. He also is Republican committeeman for Geneva Precinct 3. Andersson also is a member of the Geneva Advisory Committee relating to the Anniversary of SPAC, the Geneva Smoking Ban Task Force and the Geneva Water Rate Review Committee.

Rotary, foundation selling raffle tickets ST. CHARLES – Members of the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club and the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles are selling raffle tickets for these prizes: $1,000 cash; five nights at Las Vegas Marriott; four nights at Disney World; and two nights at Indian Lakes Resort. Tickets are $10 each or three for $20. Winners will be announced at the “A Day of American Music – Salute to Veterans” concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Raffle tickets also may be purchased at the concert. Visit www.rotarystc.org,

Program set Nov. 5 ST. CHARLES – The program, “50-Plus Pain is Not a Normal Part of Aging,” is set from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 5 at Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Traditional and alternative strategies to alleviate pain, as well as the role of palliative medicine, will be explored. Andrea Bassler from JourneyCare in Barrington will share tips and tricks and answer your questions. Advance registration is required. For information, call Meghan at 630-513-4324.

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Gearheads galore at Elburn car show By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com ELBURN – Vintage and classic cars and trucks filled the grounds Sunday at Lions Park in Elburn, eye-popping rows of crayon-pretty hues. Among the cars in the Elburn Lions’ annual All Wheels Car Show were a 1979 burgundy Camaro, a 1976 sky blue Cadillac Eldorado and a 1966 Ford Mustang in a pale ice blue. Vehicles crossed the decades in shades of yellow from neon to lemon and butter; greens ranging from olive to forest to billiard ball brilliant; as well as a variety of creams, pinks, tans and blacks. And then there was James Brown’s “chick magnet” Laser Electric Blue 1970 Chevy C-10 Custom truck, which won in its class in last year’s show.

“Oh, it’s real pretty,” said Brown, of Crest Hill. “I did most of it myself.” This was the first time Larry Eslick of Woodstock came to the Elburn show, and he was enjoying himself. Eslick also entered a car in the show, a 1968 silver Camaro. “A friend of mine was coming down and asked if I’d like to ride along,” Eslick said. “I took it all apart and rebuilt it the way I wanted it.” Steve Laloggia of Huntley was giving a studied eye to a 1950 cream Mercury, pointing out flaws a less eagle-eyed gearhead might miss: miniscule cracks in the paint and a small area of rust. Laloggoia referred to his brother Jim’s nearby 1964 Ford Dodge 330, another cream-colored vehicle, but with a flawless finish. Jim Laloggia of Carol Stream said he’s been work-

ing on that car for 13 of the 14 years he has owned it. “When I got it, the hood was smashed, the fender was smashed,” Laloggia said. “It had to be all repainted. So everything was stripped to bare metal and plated.” Jim Zimmerman of Montgomery was as much a standout in his electric tangerine orange pants with matching shoes, blending in with his 1955 Chevy in “Hugger Orange” with blue flames detailed from the front. He wore a navy blue sweater to complete the ensemble – and to blend in with the car. People stop by to ask whether the color combo is for the Chicago Bears, the University of Illinois or Oswego High School, he said. “And I say, ‘sure,’ ” Zimmerman said with a smile. The truth? He wears the colors to blend in with the car.

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Celebrating all that autumn has to offer At the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, we have been in “holiday mode” for a while now. And I am excited to share details about the Christmas Walk and House Tour, which I will do in November. For now, I can reveal that the homes for the house tour range from 145-year-old historical to the modern golfcourse gem. Tickets cost $30 and are available for pre-order now. Call 630-232-6060 to reserve yours. Every October, certain lyrics stick in my head. You might think it would be “Ghostbusters” or “Thriller,” but – and I am a bit embarrassed to admit – it is actually a child’s song by that popular purple dinosaur Barney. One of the few songs that my children listened to over and over. In fact, I think it was a video they watched continuously back in the ‘90s, as visions of Barney in a straw hat

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Laura Rush come to mind. Nevertheless, to me, it describes this season perfectly and just makes me happy. “I like to roll in the leaves; Feel the cool breeze; Stuff a scarecrow top to bottom. And you can call it ‘fall’; If that’s what you please; But I say, ‘I like autumn!’ ” So, this month, let’s celebrate autumn – fall flavors and colors, sweater weather, ghosts, goblins and, of course, Halloween. Shops are displaying decorating ideas and items for the season, and restaurants are creating dishes using the fall harvest. Who knew how many ways pumpkin could be used? Get your October off to a spooktacular start by visiting

downtown Geneva on a Sunday. A great many places are open Sundays, and many are offering events in their shop or restaurant that day. Do you believe in the supernatural? Maybe the Geneva Public Library will convince you with its program “The Haunting” on Oct. 16. Because of the spine-tingling horror stories, true eerie history and inexplicable supernatural occurrences, this program is appropriate for older teens and adults. Specifics can be found at www.gpld.org. How about some wicked fun? On Oct. 26, the Geneva History Center hosts its Ghost Walk. The walk will be offered four times that day. Those fearless enough to attend will enjoy “new stories and old legends” that will bring the “darker corners of Geneva to light.” Learn about the ghosts of Geneva and the places they inhabit. Up for

something spookier? Try the tour at night. Brave souls can register at www.genevahistorycenter.org. In addition, the Geneva Park District has the right combination of fun and fear. Wheeler Park will be transformed into a “terrorizing playground for the un-dead” at the Zombie Apocalypse on Oct. 25 and 26. A little less spooky is the Halloween Hayday on Oct. 26, followed by the Howl ‘o Ween Dog Parade. Visit www.genevaparks.org for the facts. On Oct. 31, Geneva shops bearing a trick-or-treat flyer in their window welcome little ones in from 2 to 5 p.m. for some treats and maybe a few tricks as well. Don’t forget to stop by the chamber office at 8 S. Third St. Not only will we have goodies to offer, but the office also is the place to pick up a Geneva Shopping and Dining guide, or purchase Geneva

gift certificates anytime of the year. Neighborhood trick-or-treating is suggested between 3 and 7 p.m. Before you head home, take time to look at the gorgeous gardens and decorated windows all over the downtown. The chamber salutes and compliments all the volunteers and merchants who care for them. Thank you for contributing to our beautiful – or should I say boo-tiful – city. Have a happy and safe October. ••• Finally, a bountiful thank you to all our sponsors, donators, volunteers, participants and the city of Geneva for making the 2013 Festival of the Vine a superb success.

• Laura Rush is communications manager for the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at editorial@ kcchronicle.com.

8LOCAL BRIEFS United Way sets goal for fundraising campaign BATAVIA – The board of directors for Batavia United Way has set a goal for fundraising for its 20013-14 campaign. After an extensive grant process, the nonprofit group is allocating $100,000 toward 23 programs that directly benefit Batavians. The programs are operated by the following 18 area agencies: AID, Assissi Homes/Batavia Apartments, Batavia ParkDistrict/Teen Center, Boy Scouts/Three Fires Council, Day One Network and the Elderday Center. Also, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, Lazarus House, Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley, RSVP, The Salvation Army/ Golden Diners, Salvation Army/ Tri-City Corps, Senior Services Associates, Suicide Prevention Services, TriCity Family Services, TriCity Health Partnership, Valley Sheltered Workshop and Water Street Studios. There are several ways to donate. After receiving the residential mailing in November,

send a check in the enclosed return envelope. (If you misplaced your envelope, mail to P.O. Box 372, Batavia, IL. 60510). You also can inquire about a United Way campaign at your place of employment; payroll deductions can be directed back to the Batavia United Way. Visit www.BataviaUnitedWay. org and contribute on a secure site. For information, call 630879-4041.

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Fermilab officials are bracing for a possible shutdown of the high energy physics laboratory if the federal government shutdown continues. “We don’t know how much longer we are able to remain open,” Fermilab spokesman Kurt Riesselmann said Monday. Riesselmann said he has not been told how long the government shutdown would have to last for Fermilab to

be in jeopardy of closing. The government shutdown is now in its second week. The Fermi Research Alliance LLC manages and operates Fermilab on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. According to the Department of Energy’s website, “at most DOE facilities, all operations will cease once prior year balances have been exhausted.” Fermilab employs about 1,700 people. Department of Energy officials have said the department will be able to operate for a short period

of time after Sept. 30, but that if a funding resolution is not achieved in the near term, the department will have to shut down nonessential operations, resulting in employee and contractor furloughs. Fermilab’s online publication, “Fermilab Today,” already is a victim of the federal shutdown. On Thursday, it was announced that “Fermilab Today” would stop publishing because of the lapse in federal funding. “We are trying to minimize expenses,” Riesselmann said.

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated that he won’t negotiate with Republicans over the partial government shutdown and the U.S. debt limit as Senate Democrats began preparing for a test vote on a clean debt-ceiling bill. Many U.S. government services have been shuttered for a week, and the country is 10 days away from running out of borrowing authority. Republicans are insisting on changing the 2010 Affordable Care Act, while Obama refuses to engage in discussions about policy conditions tied to reopening the government or raising the debt limit. “We’re not going to negotiate under the threat of economic catastrophe,” Obama said during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington. Senate Democrats are considering a strategy that would allow Obama to raise the debt ceiling without requiring any Republican to vote in favor of a debt-limit increase, said Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Democrat. A test vote on the proposal could occur as soon as Friday as the debates over the government shutdown and the debt limit have merged. “Washington remains paralyzed in a staring contest with neither side appearing to blink anytime soon, and it seems highly likely that the federal government will stay closed through the week,” said Chris Krueger, a Washington analyst for Guggenheim Securities. Signaling Republicans are losing political ground during the standoff, an ABC News/ Washington Post poll showed 70 percent disapprove of Republicans’ handling of the budget impasse, up 7 percentage points from a week ago. Fifty-one percent disliked Obama’s approach, little

changed from earlier. The method of giving Obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling barring congressional disapproval was first proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in 2011. The new proposal could allow Obama to increase the nation’s debt limit unless Congress objected by a two-thirds vote in each chamber. A one-year increase, pushing the issue past the 2014 election, will likely be in the Senate plan, Durbin said. Gene Sperling, director of the president’s National Economic Council, said that while the administration prefers a longterm boost in the debt limit, it wouldn’t rule out a temporary one. “I’d be more in favor of long term because what does short term buy us?” Durbin said. “It buys us Thanksgiving in Washington.” If it works, the Senate Democrats’ idea could provide a path out of the debt-ceiling standoff by giving both parties what they want. Obama would get an increase in the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling without negotiating with Republicans, and Republicans could say they objected to Obama’s attempts to increase the borrowing limit. For the Democrats’ plan to work, at least some Republicans would have to agree. Giving Obama the authority would require at least six Senate Republicans’ support on procedural votes. Durbin said Democrats haven’t started talking to Republicans yet about their proposal. “We hope they understand the economic crisis we would be avoiding if we can pass it,” Durbin said. “We haven’t quite reached the point yet where we have any commitments.” In the House, Speaker John Boehner would have to allow a vote on the plan and at least 16 Republicans would have to support it.

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A gentleman To the Editor: The following is an open letter to Mr. Construction Worker. I drive down Wilson Street in downtown Batavia about six times a day, so I have had to put up with a lot of delay and stress over the past few months because of all the construction work. I have been late to meetings; I have been late picking up my daughter after work; and I have been late to a date night with my husband because of a load of gravel being delivered or cement being poured. I may have even cursed at you under my breath. But a recent day just topped the cake! I was coming into work late (I had a doctors appointment), and I was waiting at the corner of Wilson Street and Batavia Avenue when out of the corner of my eye I see one of Batavia’s mature ladies trying to make her way down Wilson Street. You, Mr. Construction Worker,

went to this woman, told her to take your arm and you guided her through the maze. I don’t know what you were talking about with her, but both of you had a smile on your face and were laughing. You didn’t tell her to go another route; you were a complete gentleman. I want to thank you, Mr. Construction Worker, for giving me the proverbial slap upside the head to make me realize that it is just a few minutes out of my day, and – if I am running late – I should know better because I have been dealing with the construction for a few months now! Thank you for being a gentleman and taking your time with this lovely woman. Thank you for making me – and I’m sure many other drivers – smile. And thank you for working to make downtown Batavia look beautiful. Donna Taylor

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

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Newspapers essential part of community’s healthy news diet Your local newspaper isn’t just a newspaper anymore. With digital options and the use of social media, community newspapers have changed rapidly to meet America’s ever-growing thirst for news. That thirst, however, too often is fed by unreliable and biased information sources. That’s not an indictment of new media as a delivery vehicle. How one receives news is not as important as the credibility of the news source and the depth of news that one receives. As a society, we have become so saturated with news that it all starts to blend together. Some people might even claim they don’t read the news or they don’t watch the news, yet they absorb news all day long – through tweets, Facebook posts, text messages, comments over-

heard in the grocery store, Internet feeds and so forth. Bits and pieces of a story break through the clutter giving the often-false impression of a complete picture. Through this news immersion, we may feel like we receive all the news we need and want. The problem with that is we’re absorbing the news that finds us rather than taking a proactive position on the news that we consume. We tend to gravitate toward bias-based news sources that support what we already believe and toward news that has entertainment value. Yet, we’re quick to blame “the media” when we don’t receive the news we want or think we deserve. Social media has been praised for its ability to connect people directly and by-

GUEST VIEW David Porter pass the “filter” of professional media. But social media is inundated with unsubstantiated information; flippant, partisan attacks parading as news; and manipulated images. Using social media as a primary news source is sort of like letting other people decide what you’re going to wear each day and then being upset when you look in the mirror. A 2012 survey by craigconnects.org found, not surprisingly, that newspapers are the most trusted media resource. What may surprise you, however, is that newspapers rated highest for trust among the youngest people

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polled – the 18- to 35-year-old range. Social media and electronic delivery of news are convenient and provide a dazzling array of information. But don’t rely solely on news that has to find you, which often is pushed toward you in a paid marketing effort. When you step into a ballot booth, are you voting based on thorough research of the candidates? Or is your vote influenced by short snippets of paid advertising or the opinion of some media personality you think is funny? What would our democracy look like if everybody voted without the benefit of actual facts? Politics are not the only area where news matters. The news and information that finds you affects what kind of car you drive, what kind of food you eat and

where you want to live. You owe it to yourself to take control over the news you consume. Be informed. Be intrigued. Be pro-active. Be a newspaper reader. This week is National Newspaper Week. This year’s theme is, “Your community, your newspaper, your life.” That pretty well sums it up. Newspapers are an integral part of a community’s identity and foster a collective dialogue. Thank you for reading this newspaper and for making it part of your healthy news diet.

• David Porter is director of communications and marketing for the Illinois Press Association and author of a free booklet titled “News Matters: An Introduction to News Literacy.” He can be reached at dporter@illinoispress.org.

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The Aurora Christian football team will be without junior quarterback Austin Bray, who separated his shoulder Friday during the Eagles’ loss to Marmion. PAGE 22

BUILDING A BRIDGE ASPIRING SOCCER PLAYERS FIND LOCAL ORGANIZATION TO BE TREMENDOUS RESOURCE . PAGE 20

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Amateur soccer team Bridges FC, of which Geneva’s Bret Hall is president and head coach, traveled to Europe for an exhibition exposure tour in July.

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Prince Lapnet, 23, (left) and Roi Momo, 20, share a laugh outside the Geneva home they share with other members of Bridges FC, a local soccer program.

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ENEVA – Bridges FC’s soccer headquarters stand a long free kick from Geneva High School, a community that welcomed many former members for homecoming this past weekend. As Disney-themed floats and hoopla invaded the nearby streets for the event’s annual parade Friday, the youngest tenants of 623 McKinley St. – all from out-of-state – fathomed a whole new world, as well. Thanks to president and head coach Bret Hall, his staff and their track record of placement in European leagues, aspiring soccer players find the Bridges FC amateur soccer team to be a tremendous resource. Although every member does not complete the familiar cycle of train/tour Europe/sign a contract, they don’t undersell the importance of self-discovery, either. “At the end of the day, I think what coach and them look for moreso than you reaching a pro contract is how you become a man, you know,” said Devin Randle, a 23-year-old defender from Indiana. “How you live the rest of your

life. How you treat people.” A nonprofit organization that first launched informally in the late 1990s, Bridges FC attracts what Hall and head scout/assistant coach Kieren Keane called “a good mix” of players with traditional soccer backgrounds and those who are underpriveleged. A verse from I Corinthians appears atop the Bridges website, underlying a faith-based approach. Brothers Roi Momo, 20, and Prince Lapnet, 23, come from a Washington, D.C., home in which their mother raised six children. Both live with Hall, Keane and Randle, balancing parttime jobs with intensive training at Palatine’s Soccer City or the Campton United indoor facility. In July, when the group took its annual exposure trip to Europe for a series of exhibitions against lower-tier professional Dutch, Swedish, Danish and German teams, Momo served as cook. As teammates dispersed either to Europe (with newfound contracts), back to school or home, Momo remained in touch, and not just about how to duplicate his spaghetti Bolognese. “You spend so much time with guys

off the field that they become family, you know,” Momo said. “Not through just going to church, but house time. … At Bridges, you learn to care for people as more than just people, but as your neighbor, as your family.” Hall, a former St. Charles High assistant and St. Charles Celtics club coach, said Bridges sponsor Brian Oxley of St. Charles allows tenants to stay at the house rent-free. Oxley is a longtime associate of Hall’s friend and consultant, Rob Keith. The house has held as many as 10 men in the past 18 months, usually around the holidays, when training hits its pinnacle as players return from college for winter break. There have been bumps along the way – Lapnet, 23, faced a date in traffic court later this month after allegedly recently driving without a license and accidentally backing into the front of a neighbor’s house – but Hall, ackowledging “stress on the neighbors,” said Oxley has been looking for bigger space for a while. Bridges has been met with open arms throughout its existence.

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TODAY Boys cross country: Aurora Central Catholic, Burlington Central at Burlington Central Invite, 4:15 p.m. Girls cross country: Aurora Central Catholic, Burlington Central at Burlington Central Invite, 4:15 p.m. Boys soccer: Aurora Central Catholic at Montini, 4:30 p.m.; St. Francis at Chicago Christian, 7 p.m.; Marian Central at Wheaton Academy, 6:30 p.m.; Marmion at St. Edward, 4:30 p.m.; Larkin at St. Charles East, 6 p.m.; Batavia at Waubonsie Valley Warrior Invite, TBD; Geneva at Elgin, 6:30 p.m.; Kaneland at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Girls swimming: Benet at Rosary, 5 p.m.; St. Francis at West Chicago, 5 p.m. Girls tennis: IMSA at Rosary, 4:30 p.m.; Glenbard South at Wheaton Academy, 4:30 p.m.; Batavia at Larkin, 4:15 p.m.; Geneva at St. Charles North, 4:15 p.m.; St. Charles East at Streamwood, 4:15 p.m. Girls volleyball: Rockford Christian at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; Streamwood at Geneva, 5:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at Elgin, 5:30 p.m.; Larkin at St. Charles North, 5:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Girls volleyball: Aurora Central Catholic at Immaculate Conception, 6:30 p.m.; Rosary at St. Francis, 6:30 p.m.; Aurora Christian at St. Edward, 6:30 p.m. Boys cross country: Kaneland at Byron Handicap Invite, 4:15 p.m.


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Roi Momo, 20, (right) and Prince Lapnet, 23, outside the Geneva home they share with other members of Bridges FC, a local soccer program.

• SOCCER Continued from page 20 Hall continually credits the generosity of Campton United for the use of its facilities and health professionals John Aikenhead and Richard Erickson for offering consultation at little or no cost. A Finland-based agent, Emil Furcht, also has been helpful. Aikenhead’s son, JC, is a former Bridges captain now playing in Sweden, a target area for the club given its blend of soccer talent and relaxed immigration restrictions. A number of former players return home to play in the U.S., including defender Rauwshan McKenzie, now of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. Bridges usually has been competitive since its European tours began in the mid-2000s, but memories of drubbings remain close at hand. “When you’re down in the bad end of a 6-0 defeat and there’s just no way to rationalize anything, if you still want to be a soccer player, then you’re a soccer player,” Hall said, “and that’s what we try to take those guys, is to get that experience. “As coaches, we hate it, but it’s a great experience for the guys. I mean, there’s

nothing better, because then they can really set to work hard.” Randle personsifies that ethic. A former prep track star, he attended Kent State for one year before returning home, deciding the sport wasn’t for him. He played one season of collegiate soccer at Indiana Wesleyan, and now is finishing his degree online. Randle first encountered Hall while playing for the Chicago Eagles, a division of the Christian soccer organization Missionary Athletes International. He remained in touch, and for that reason still is mindful of his soccer dreams. In a sport not blessed with the developmental structure of minor league baseball, all the better to have an ally. “It’s blown my expectations away. It’s just been a really good program that gives guys chances, second chances, you know, that don’t necessarily have the means or the ways of finding those opportunities,” Randle said. “It’s been great so far. The training’s good, the level of training is high, so it’s a good environment to come see where you’re at in the game and learn what you need to adjust, the attitude adjustment you need to make. It’s a big learning experience.”

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Bray injury creates void for Aurora Christian As Marmion prepared to face Aurora Christian last week, Cadets coach Dan Thorpe heaped heavy-duty praise on Aurora Christian junior quarterback Austin Bray. “He has the strongest arm I’ve seen in 33 years of coaching,” Thorpe said. “That includes kids in Ohio and Maryland, Wisconsin. I mean, I’ve been around the block. He just throws a tremendous ball.” The 6-foot-3, 221-pound Bray left Friday’s game – a 35-14 Marmion win – with what coach Don Beebe said is a separated shoulder. Beebe said he hopes Bray can return in time for the playoffs. In the meantime, the Eagles (5-1) will be without a guy Beebe said has “so much upside to him” and came into the Marmion game with 17 touchdown passes and two interceptions. “I always like that ratio,” Beebe said last week. Aurora Christian is thin at quarterback, and turned to a freshman, Ben Weerts, for the late stages of the Marmion game. The Eagles have a quality offensive line and explosive running back in Legend Smith, so Aurora Christian’s offense should continue to be productive in Bray’s absence. But with a huge, Week 8 showdown against Montini scheduled for Oct. 19, Bray’s absence figures to sting, especially if he’s not able to return in time for the playoffs.

Burns emerging for Vikings A lot is going right for Geneva’s offense in recent weeks, and that includes cultivating quality depth at running back. Senior T.J. Miller (four rushing touchdowns against St. Charles East) remains the Vikings’ lead back, but juniors Liam Burns and Max Woodworth have also seen some success in backup duty. Burns showed especially promising signs in the East win, rushing for 71

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IN THE GROOVE GENEVA OFFENSIVE LINE What it did: Despite losing senior Quinn Einck – a starting guard and team captain – the week before to an ACL injury, Geneva continued to look sharp both in the passing game and on the ground in Friday’s 35-21 win against St. Charles East, thanks largely to the play of the offensive line. In Einck’s absence, the Vikings plugged in 5-foot-11, 265-pounder Sean McKenzie – who had been a swing tackle – at the right guard spot. Left tackle Christopher Goodale, left guard Ryan Powers, center Joey Wagner and right tackle Loudon Vollbrecht also powered the offense.

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Aurora Christian quarterback Austin Bray (15) throws a pass Friday against Marmion at Aurora Christian. Bray is expected to be out for the remainder of the regular season and could return in time for the playoffs after separating his shoulder against the Cadets.

yards on 11 carries. “We’ve been trying to get Liam going and he keeps running into some speed bumps,” Geneva coach Rob Wicinski said. “He came in hurt into the season, and then he hurt his ribs. We kind of like him, but we just haven’t been able to get him going, so I’m really proud for him sticking with it, because I know he was pretty upset that he kept getting hurt.”

Batavia ‘D’ coming back together Batavia coach Dennis Piron said the Bulldogs’ defense finally projects to be at full strength for its upcoming game at St. Charles North. The Bulldogs have rested several key players who were nursing various midseason injuries, many of whom returned

in time for Saturday’s 46-14 win at Larkin. Starting defensive tackle Ryan Minniti sat out against the Royals, but Piron said he should be available Friday. “Next week we’ll show you the Batavia defense for the first time,” Piron said. “So St. Charles North will get to see us at full speed for the first time since June … I’m excited about that for those kids.” Piron saluted the defense’s handling of Larkin on Saturday, adding that a somewhat squishy field might have helped slow the Royals. Only one of Larkin’s two touchdowns came on offense. “It’s a team that’s been explosive all year, and they weren’t explosive against us [Saturday], other than the reverse. … I’m very proud of the way our defense played,” Piron said. – Jay Schwab, jschwab@shawmedia.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Wheaton Academy probably isn’t going to make the playoffs but the Warriors are showing some gumption this season. The Warriors have taken some big-time beatings (all three of their losses have been blowout city), but they’re sitting at 3-3 for the stretch run after Saturday’s pounding of Guerin, needing to win two

of their inal three to become playoff-eligible. With powerhouse Marian waiting Oct. 25, Wheaton Academy realistically is in must-win mode the next two weeks at St. Edward and at Chicago Christian. • You can respond at kcchronicle.com/blogs/ sly.

What the North Stars did: Playing without two of their premier athletes, injured quarterback Erik Miller and running back Evan Kurtz, North nonetheless overwhelmed struggling Streamwood on Friday, 55-6. Backup QB Nathan Didier, sophomore call-up running back Dom Sidari and junior running back Nick Edlund were among the reinforcements to capitalize on their opportunities.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... The playoffs remain in play for teams throughout the area. Through six weeks, all local teams remain in playoff contention, with Burlington Central (2-4) the lone team that is not .500 or better. 6-0 Kaneland is the area’s last unbeaten team and irst team to clinch a playoff berth.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether Marmion or St. Francis has more in the tank at the end of a brutal, four-week stretch in the Suburban Christian Conference Blue. Both teams have dealt with Montini, Aurora Christian and Marian Central the past three weeks, and will turn their attention to one another Friday at Fichtel Field. Marmion (5-1) so far has withstood the scheduling challenge better than St. Francis (3-3), which started 3-0 before losing three straight.


Batavia’s Coffey goes with Gophers Kaneland soph Notre Dame-bound By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com

By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com Anthony Holubecki’s fastball occasionally touched the lower 90s this summer, velocity the Kaneland sophomore right-hander only hopes to augment. Holubecki is getting out of at least one arms race, though, forgoing any prolonged college recruiting process after announcing his verbal commitment to the Notre Dame baseball program Saturday. “It’s a great weight off the shoulders. It just Anthony lets me go out there and Holubecki pitch and be the best pitcher I can be,” Holubecki said. “Don’t have to worry about the radar guns in the stands or anything.” It turns out Holubecki wowed the right people before he was even midway through his high school career, or even before he took his first driver’s education excursion, a milestone he reached Monday. Notre Dame coaches approached Holubecki’s coach from Chicago-based

Elite Baseball Training after a June travel tournament in Cincinnati. The Irish thought Holubecki had what it takes to make it in South Bend. Months earlier, Holubecki – who’s 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds – followed the path of former two-way Notre Dame standout Jeff Samardzija in choosing baseball over football. Holubecki had played wide receiver from fourth grade through his freshman year, but decided last winter that he projected as a better long-term prospect in baseball. “Baseball has always been my favorite sport, and I decided that that’s what my career was going to be and that’s where my success was going to come, so I decided to put 100 percent effort into it,” Holubecki said. Holubecki split time between two levels last season, pitching once a week with the varsity for about six weeks while playing center field for the sophomore team. Scrambling to travel to the St. Louis area for his first varsity start after Knights coach Brian Aversa summoned him during spring break, Holubecki settled in by being himself – a dominant pitcher.

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Batavia senior Micah Coffey committed to the Minnesota baseball program Sunday, and felt even better about the Golden Gophers by Monday. Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The day after his verbal commitment, it felt to the Bulldogs first baseman as if he had almost that many contacts popping out of the woodwork who endorsed his deciMicah Coffey sion. “Whether it be people from my church, people from Batavia – it was funny, even friends of friends who have said we’ve got people living up there, there’s a place you could go,” Coffey said. “It just seems like there are a lot of people that either have connections up there or know people. It’s just all really positive stuff.” Coffey visited Minnesota last month, and after a few weeks of mulling, notified Gophers assistant coach Rob Fornasiere that he plans to accept the

program’s partial athletic scholarship offer. A three-sport Batavia standout who was the Chronicle’s 2012-13 Male Athlete of the Year, Coffey is a highly regarded quarterback for the Bulldogs’ football team. “I think just as Division I interest starting coming in for baseball, I kind of realized I’d have a higher ceiling for baseball, with my size and skills,” Coffey said. “ ... Obviously football is something I’d love to do at the next level, but I just started to feel baseball is the way I really wanted to go.” Coffey had 17 extra base hits for the Bulldogs as a junior and drove in 25 runs. He mostly has played first base at Batavia but said Minnesota recruited him “kind of as an athlete,” so he’ll be prepared to bounce around. Coffey said he considered a wide range of schools – big and small – including Taylor University (Ind.), where two older brothers, Jordan and Jesse, have competed athletically. Another Tri-Cities product, St. Charles North graduate Jake Bergren, is an outfielder in the Gophers’ program.

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PREP FOOTBALL STANDINGS UPSTATE EIGHT RIVER Conf. Overall Team W L W L Batavia 3 0 5 1 Geneva 3 1 4 2 St. Charles East 2 1 4 2 St. Charles North 2 2 3 3 Larkin 2 2 3 3 Streamwood 0 3 0 6 Elgin 0 3 0 6 Friday’s games Batavia at St. Charles North, 7:30 p.m. Geneva at Elgin, 7:30 p.m. Larkin at Bartlett, 7:30 p.m. Streamwood at St. Charles East, 7:30 p.m. NORTHERN ILLINOIS BIG 12 EAST Conf. Overall Team W L W L c-Sycamore 2 0 6 0 c-Kaneland 2 0 6 0 Rochelle 1 1 5 1 Yorkville 1 1 4 2 DeKalb 0 2 3 3 Morris 0 2 2 4 c-clinched playoff berth Friday’s games Morris at DeKalb, 7:30 p.m. Yorkville at Kaneland, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore at Rochelle, 7 p.m. SUBURBAN CHRISTIAN BLUE Conf. Overall Team W L W L c-Montini 4 0 6 0 Marian 3 1 5 1 Marmion 3 1 5 1 Aurora Christian 3 1 5 1 St. Edward 2 2 4 2 St. Francis 1 3 3 3 c-clinched playoff berth Friday’s games St. Francis at Marmion, 7:30 p.m. Wheaton Academy at St. Edward, 7 p.m. Marian at Montini, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Aurora Christian at IC Catholic, 1 p.m. SUBURBAN CHRISTIAN GOLD Conf. Overall Team W L W L Aurora CC 2 2 4 2 IC Catholic 2 2 3 3 Wheaton A. 2 2 3 3

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the quarterfinals, Nocioni in the semifinals and former Spanish league scoring champion Jaycee Carroll in the finals, winning a tiebreaker after both scorched the nets during their regular round. Ruggles said his professional rivals were gracious. “I know if I was in their position and I just lost to a high schooler, that’d be tough, I think, but they really accepted me and made me feel welcome, for sure,” Ruggles said. “They were really friendly but the guy I talked to most was Scott Wood, and I talked to Jaycee Carroll a good amount. A couple of them, I didn’t really know their names, but they were all extremely nice, very friendly and very congratulatory.” The prize for winning the

3-point shootout was 4,000 euro – or a little more than $5,000 – but Ruggles was not allowed to accept it to preserve his amateur status. He traveled to Spain with his parents – Dave and Holly – and older brother, Brandon. The brief trip’s focus was basketball, but Ruggles said he had time to develop an appreciation for Spaniards’ friendliness and, surprisingly, oxtail. “If I had known it was oxtail I probably would not have had any interest in eating it, but it was actually good,” Ruggles said. Ruggles won the IHSA King of the Hill 3-point contest in March, but this competition was vastly different, and not only because there were five racks of balls in each round as opposed to three. Ruggles

had to contend with the distant travel and psychological hurdle of squaring off against pros while also acclimating to a deeper 3-point line (22 feet) and different ball used in Spain. The 6-foot-1, 155 pound guard’s growing credentials have turned him into something of a celebrity, but Ruggles said “really it comes down to staying humble.” “It’s just a 3-point contest,” he said. “Really there are so many more things in the world you can get a lot happier about and feel a lot more joy about. Helping someone out in a situation is better for the world than winning a 3-point contest, and it’s something I’ve really come to realize through the whole thing. … But at the same time, it is really cool.”

BATAVIA 46, LARKIN 14

Bulldogs shake off slow start to roll past Larkin By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com ELGIN – Through the ups and downs of a frustrating first half for the Batavia football team, two promising signs remained intact – Larkin couldn’t stop Anthony Scaccia, and the Bulldogs’ pass rush overwhelmed Larkin’s offensive line. Both factors remained constants, enabling the Bulldogs to take full control of the game, defeating the Royals, 46-14, on Saturday at Memorial Field. Batavia (5-1, 3-0 Upstate Eight Conference River) scored 39 unanswered points after facing a 14-7 deficit in the second quarter. Royals quarterback Kemmerin Blalark was under duress most times he went back to pass, taking some major losses from a hard-rushing Bulldogs defensive line and blitzing linebackers. Fast-improving Batavia junior defensive end/linebacker Josh Leonhard, who missed the start of the season with an ankle injury, was among several Bulldogs who exploited an edge in athleticism against

Larkin’s line. “I feel like I’ve gotten faster and stronger,” Leonhard said. “Just overall a better player.” The Bulldogs’ defense – returning some key starters from injury – sacked Blalark six times. “The way we look at it is, ‘Hey quarterback, you’re outmanned a little bit, you’ve got to have that clock in your head,’ ” Larkin coach Mike Scianna said. “And there are a couple he should have [gotten rid of]. So I’ll blame the quarterback for half of the sacks and the line for half of the sacks.” After Scaccia’s second touchdown helped Batavia tie Larkin at 14, the Royals (3-3, 2-2 UEC River) squandered their leftover momentum with a regrettable sequence to close the half. Larkin, starting at its own 20-yard line with 35 seconds left in the half after an interception, was forced to punt after an incomplete pass and two ineffective runs, as the Bulldogs aggressively used timeouts. Batavia took over at its own 38 with only 10 seconds to go,

making the most of its time for two plays. Senior quarterback Micah Coffey dashed for 17 yards to the Larkin 45, and after the Bulldogs’ final timeout with about 4 seconds to go, Coffey connected with senior Michael Moffatt on a deep seam route down the middle for a touchdown as time expired. The PAT was no good but Batavia led, 20-14. “Coach just told me to go into the slot,” Moffatt said. “That was going to be our one, deep pass that we had. I knew Micah was going to give me a chance and just throw it up for us because it was the end of Jeff Krage for Shaw Media the half so nothing could really Batavia running back Anthony Scaccia carries the football during Sathappen too bad. So I knew the ball was coming to me, and I urday’s game against Larkin at Memorial Field in Elgin. happened to run right by the PUBLIC SKATE • LEAGUES • CLASSES safeties and the secondary.” While the play provided a major pick-me-up, the BullJet Hockey dogs still weren’t happy about a first half that was plagued Training Arena by penalties and two red-zone Now Has interceptions by Coffey, one of REAL ICE! which was returned 90 yards for a TD by Aaron Campbell. Scaccia rushed 26 times for 175 yards and three TDs, and 731 N. 17th St., Unit 1 • St. Charles also caught a 21-yard touch630-762-6600 down pass early.

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Josh Ruggles wasn’t sure if his substitute teacher in Spanish class Monday was serious about wanting his autograph. He was. By now, the Wheaton Academy junior probably shouldn’t be surprised. Ruggles returned home to a hero’s welcome after defeating several European professional basketball players Saturday in the “Supercopa” 3-point shooting contest in Vitoria, Spain. The 16-year-old Ruggles was the first high-schooler to be invited in the event’s history, and he showed no deference to his elders, defeating a trio of world-class shooters in the eight-man contest – including former Bulls forward Andres Nocioni – to claim the

title. Ruggles joked that there was “no regard for human life” among a crush of autograph- and photo-seekers after his performance, several of whom were Spanish girls. “I’ve used pictures of all the girls with Josh Ruggles me to my advantage, for sure,” Ruggles said. Ruggles was invited to compete in the “ACB” professional league’s showcase weekend after gaining global attention for making 135 out of 147 3-point shots in a 5-minute span in August. In Vitoria, he defeated North Carolina State all-time 3-point leader Scott Wood in

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE AURORA – The Batavia girls tennis team topped Rosary, 5-2, Monday in a nonconference dual between longtime powers in their respective conferences. Nora McClure (No. 1 singles) and the top doubles pairing of Jenny Mizikar and Amelia Cogan were among Batavia’s winners. Rosary (14-13) stayed competitive behind Alex Carter’s 6-6 (10-8), 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles and a 6-2, 6-3 from the third doubles pairing of Sydney Zaragoza and Maddy Deufel.

St. Francis 5, St. Charles North 2: At Wheaton, St. Francis cruised in singles play, getting victories from Ava Kolman and Mia Mazza. North received victories at second and third doubles. Geneva 7, Streamwood 0: At Geneva, the hosts won each match, 6-0, 6-0, to open a busy week of league duals. Geneva (12-3, 4-0 Upstate Eight Conference River Division) is set to visit St. Charles North today before resuming a dual Wednesday at St. Charles East. Kirby Einck, Grace Krueger and Elizabeth Prendergast were singles winners for the Vikings. Kaneland 3, Mendota 2: At Mendota, Kaneland’s Sammie Schrepferman and Stephanie Zwick yielded a combined three games in singles victories. Kaley Shoaff and Mallory Dugan teamed for a win at No. 2 doubles.

BOYS SOCCER Wheaton Academy 8, Guerin 0: At River Grove, Wheaton Academy got two goals apiece from Ty Seager and Dan Bergquist to improve to 13-3-1, 5-0 in Suburban Christian Conference play.

Burlington Central 10, North Boone 0: At Poplar Grove, Central (17-1) won its 15th straight match, getting a pair of goals from Austin VanAcker.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Aurora Christian 2, Guerin 0 (25-16, 25-21): At Aurora, Aurora Christian secured a SCC sweep.

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The Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins sacks Jay Cutler in the first quarter of the Bears’ 26-18 loss Sunday at Soldier Field. Cutler fumbled on the play and New Orleans recovered.

Mental lapses prove costly for Bears There was a lot more than just an all-important “W” at stake when the Bears met the Saints at Soldier Field. It was a chance for coach Marc Trestman to see how his club measured up against one of the NFL’s elite teams, and the results were not what Trestman hoped for. Jay Cutler’s stats suggest a great day: 24 for 33 passing, 358 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 128.1 passer rating is pretty heady stuff. But a little deeper dive reveals that Cutler made a number of mental errors that really hurt. Cutler missed a number of open targets and primary reads, made several other bad reads, failing to recognize New Orleans’ coverages, and was a big part of why the offense struggled early. He may have taken a slight step backward in his command of Trestman’s offense. I have to give him a Bbased on an A for production and a C- for field generalship. The running backs get a C. If it was just Matt Forte, it would be a B-, and that’s

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush the problem. Successful NFL teams – such as the Saints – need more than one productive back. Trestman keeps saying Michael Bush has to be a part of the offense, but the Bears don’t make it happen. Like Cutler, Forte was productive with the 18 touches he had. But 18 touches aren’t enough for one of the two focal points of your offense. And like Cutler, Forte made enough mental mistakes on a muffed pitch, bobbled pass and missed blitz pickups to last a month. The receivers get a B-, an A- for Alshon Jeffery and a C- for the rest. Jeffery’s perfect day is marred only – hence the minus – by the fact he wasn’t supposed to be where he was on his 58-yard reception. The media needs to stop trying to make Brandon Marshall a bad guy for now. He’s prefaced every complaint

or comment he’s had about his recent lack of targets with the explanation all that matters is winning, and the Bears have lost two straight. Even the best struggle to beat constant double teams. But Earl Bennett dropped one of the three passes targeted at him, and apparently the coaches just don’t believe Marquess Wilson or Joe Anderson is good enough to play, even though they dressed. The B- may be kind. The defensive line gets a C-. Nate Collins played well before going down for the season with a torn ACL, and his loss will be hard to overcome. Julius Peppers disappeared again, failing to even show up in the game stats book. Corey Wootton doesn’t do enough, and while Shea McClellin was credited with six tackles, one for a loss, the other five were all chasing plays on the Bears’ side of the line. I’m giving the linebackers a B+, which would have been an A if not for a couple of missed tackles. Lance Briggs continues to play lights out,

D.J. Williams is more productive every week, and James Anderson is a factor, as well. Those three were credited with 33 of the team’s 65 tackles and five of the Saints’ eight negative plays. The secondary earned a B-. Charles Tillman had another good game, and honestly nobody can cover Jimmy Graham. But Chris Conte and Major Wright struggle to cover almost anybody in pass coverage, and it just doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Special teams earned a B on the strength of a real nice bounceback game for punter Adam Podlesh, and Devin Hester finally was able to return a punt, albeit just one for 17 yards. Physical errors will happen in every game and are understandable, but the mental errors the Bears made against the Saints just aren’t acceptable and kept them from ever really being in the game. • Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media and HubArkush.com. Write to him at harkush@shawmedia.com.


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KOVELS: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

BY TERRY KOVEL KOVELS.COM Look in your grandmother’s china cabinet for unusual glass and china. You may find some special pieces originally given away as product premiums during the early 20th century. There was no television, and radio was just getting developed, so “ads” often were objects that would be kept by the family. Colorful trade cards, sets of pressed glass or Depression glass, dishes of all kinds, souvenir spoons, printed handkerchiefs and even furniture were available. A small cup we inherited puzzled us for many years. The 3-3/8-inchhigh porcelain cup is decorated with bright pink carnations and gold trim. But inside the rim of the cup, where you see it when finished drinking, are the words “Armour’s Bouillon Cubes.” The underside of the cup says “C.T. Altwasser.” The maker was easy to identify. We list a few pieces of its china in each edition of “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide.” C. Tielsch & Co. of Altwasser, Germany, was in business in Silesia, Germany, from 1845 to 1945. Armour & Co. was founded in Chicago in 1867 as a meat-packing plant. It also made buttons, glue, fertilizer, margarine and other items from by-products. The Armour brand name still is used in the United States for meat and other products. Bouillon cubes were originally used to turn hot water into a tasty drink that aided digestion. Bouillon was also used in cooking, just as it is today. The Armour cup must have been a popular premium, because many are still available at flea markets and shops. They sell for $20 to $25 each. *** Q: I found a 25-piece set of Golden Wheat dishes in my mother’s attic. The mark on each dish include

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the words “Golden Wheat, Made in USA, 22K Gold, Oven Proof,” with a sheaf of wheat on each side. The set includes six dinner plates, six salad plates and a few serving pieces, but only a couple cups, saucers and soup bowls. What is the set worth? A: Golden Wheat dishes were premiums first inserted in boxes of Duz detergent during the 1950s. Each month, a different packaged dish was inserted in a box of detergent. The pattern is a realistic image of five standing sheaves of wheat, and the rim of each dish was edged in gold. There is disagreement about the company that made the dishes, because the very same mark was used by Scio Pottery of Scio, Ohio; Homer Laughlin China Co. of Newell, W.Va.; and French Saxon China Co. of Sebring, Ohio. It is possible all three pottery companies made dishes for Duz. Because so many dishes were made and so many people saved them, they are not rare and prices are low. Another problem is that defining a “set” is impossible because many of the dishes made it into homes one at a time. We have seen a 22-piece set offered for $35. *** Q: We were left a large figural owl by my wife’s grandparents. It’s about 3 feet tall and weighs 40-50 pounds. It appears to be made of fired clay. The base looks like tile used for roofing or old piping. It’s marked “Evens & Howard, St. Louis, Mo.” We don’t intend to sell it, but we’re interested in the background. A: Evens & Howard Fire Brick Co. was incorporated in 1867, but a brickworks had been operating at the company’s location since 1837. Fire bricks were used to line fireplaces, furnaces, fireboxes, ovens, etc. The bricks were made from clay dug from mines in St. Louis and Glencoe, Mo. The clay was weathered for at least six months

another a portrait of a woman, and still another a picture of a cherub. Are these plates collectible? A: Your plates were popular craft projects in the early 1900s. Today, some people refer to these “reverse collages on glass” as a form of folk art. Single plates like yours sell online for $25 to $40.

Need prices for collectibles? Find them at Kovels.com, our website for collectors. You can find more than 900,000 prices and more than 11,000 color pictures that can help you determine the value of your collectibles. Access to the prices is free at Kovels.com/priceguide. ***

*** An elephant that could ring a bell was the feature of this antique toy. The clever toy, rare and entertaining but with minor paint loss, sold for $1,230 at a Skinner auction in Boston last fall.

before it was made into bricks. The company began making sewer pipe in 1858. It also made fire-clay chimney tops, hot-air flues and floor tiles. Evidently the company also made figures like yours. Evens & Howard remained in business until at least the second decade of the 20th century. *** Q: While cleaning out my brother’s home, I found seven gold-rimmed clear glass luncheon plates decorated on the bottom with “wall-to-wall” cigar bands. The bands apparently were glued to the bottom of the plates, then covered with felt. One plate has a center portrait of Rudolph Valentino,

Q: I have a set of old metal ice tongs marked “Gifford Wood Co.” I bought them at an estate sale more than 50 years ago. Can you estimate age and value? A: Any tool marked “Gifford Wood Co.” was not made earlier than 1905, the year Gifford Brothers of Hudson, N.Y., merged with William T. Wood & Co. of Arlington, Mass. The company specialized in tools to carry and handle ice. Gifford Wood Co. ice tongs often are offered for sale online. Prices range from $20 to $50, depending on size, quality and condition.

Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Name of this newspaper), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

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A pit crew works quickly, changing four tires in seconds. How fast can you find the four matching wheels?

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is one of North America's premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries. Special thanks to Sonoma Raceway, Ed Rueda and Danica Patrick for providing great access to our student reporter for this page!

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anica Patrick is one of the few women in racing and is, by far, the most famous women racer of all time. “I always wanted to be the first me, not the next somebody else,” says Danica about how she never really had role models, she just strived to be her best. Danica Patrick may seem like a rough and tough girl that races with the boys, but she says, “I’m girly away from the track!” When asked what gets her pumped up before a race, she said that she gets ready by being introduced and waving to the fans. “I feel like I do better on the track when I’m in a better mood, so I try to just have a good time.”

Danica’s number 10 bright lime green Go Daddy car is always an impressive sight to see at NASCAR races. Danica races in NASCAR which is a type of stock car racing. Stock car racing started with drivers racing cars that were the exact same as the cars on the streets today. Today, NASCAR stock car racing and NASCA AR cars still drive, look like the cars that we driv ve, but are much faster.

“I’ve done things that are more fulfilling that as a driver, tha place,” aren’t first plac says Danica. “Even if you don’t win, always you should alway remember that you sometimes how yo did all day is better than winning.”

dn’t always Danica didn’t race in NASCAR. ASCAR. She used to racee in IndyCar. IndyCar ndyCar is a lot different nt from NASCAR because IndyCar cars ars are smaller andd lighter. But, just because ecause the two types pes of cars are different, doesn’t mean ean one of them is easier to drive. W Danica When raced in IndyCar, she was very successful. She won in Japan in 2008. However, that was not her favorite moment. She raced in Texas in 2010 and she was in the top five all day. Even though she didn’t win, she felt like she did better in that race because she drove well the entire day. When I asked her for the highlight of her NASCAR career, she said that her favorite moment in her NASCAR career so far was when she raced in Martinsville, Va. She started in the very back and finished 12th, and that was satisfying Daytona. more satisfy yingg than at Dayt y ona.

Our student reporter, Kimberly Uzzo, interviewed drivers and found out more about NASCAR at Sonoma Raceway in California. Read more of her articles and interviews exclusively at kidscoopnews.com

Danica has knownn that she wanted to be a racer since she was as 10 when she was racing cing go-karts. But before ore that, she wanted to be what a lot of young girls want to be, a veterinarian,, a singer, then finally, y, a race car driver.

Standards Link: Investigation: Find similarities and differences in common objects.

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Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities.

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Pit crews take care of racing cars. Look through the newspaper for the people and organizations that care for kids in your community. Send one of them a thank you note, thanking them for their care and concern.

Color your own NASCAR vehicle. Add stripes and logos and your favorite number, too. Take a look at www.NASCAR.com for ideas!

Standards Link: Writing: Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

How many different sports can you find in today’s newspaper? Write them down in alphabetical order. Standards Link: Language Arts: Use alphabetic order.

Kid Scoop supporter Ed Rueda is the owner of Hybrid Haven in Petaluma, Calif. Ed is a proud member of the 7-11 Petaluma Lions Club and the Petaluma Odd Fellows. Both organizations _________ on giving back to the community, especially to the elderly and making equal opportunities for children.

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anica said she loves being with kids, whether it is at the track or away from the track. Because Danica is such a famous racer, a lot of kids go up to her and say, “I want to be just like you when I grow up.”

Kimberly is an eighth-grader whose favorite quote is “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you out of the game.”

Replace the missing words in this article using these words:

Imagine that you are in a NASCAR race. Describe the action as you are racing neck-and-neck with two other drivers. Who wins?

Kid Scoop News supporter Ed Rueda and Tex Powell the inventor of the irst NASCAR transmission.

Because of the ___________ he faced as a child, Ed believes that you should always give back to your community. “You’ve got to remember where you come from and who you are.” Ed says some people forget what is really ____________ in life. He learned a lot about giving back from his father. His father and his stepmother where both ______________ when Ed was growing up. “Dad’s always trying to help kids out. That’s where I got it, from him.” Ed has helped many kids, including myself, to _________ for Kid Scoop. He helped coordinate our meeting with Danica Patrick and other NASCAR __________. Thanks to Ed, Kid Scoop has had opportunities to ___________ more students with more stories. Standards Link: Language Arts: Use nouns, adjectives and verbs correctly.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Keep watch over what’s said and done in the year ahead. Too much of anything will work against you. You may desire change in a position or partnership, but waiting to see what happens will serve you better. Backtracking can help you find an answer to a current problem. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Explore some of the dreams you have yet to fulfill. Open up discussions with people you have teamed up with in the past. A challenge could set you back. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Make alterations to the way you live. Your interest in different lifestyles and philosophies will help you choose an innovative and rewarding direction that promotes the use of your creativity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Emotions and uncertainty will surface due to someone’s vague or misleading expectations. Protect your reputation and prepare to make a positive move. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Let your ambition point you in the right direction. Take on tasks that no one else wants, and you will impress onlookers and get a vote of confidence when asking for favors. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Don’t let someone’s negativity stand between you and your accomplishments. Strive to be innovative and take on a challenge that allows you to use your versatility and imagination. You’re in a good cycle for romance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Keep things out in the open, or you may face confusion or be manipulated into doing something you don’t like. Pay more attention to your personal possessions and assets. Be wary of those trying to use emotional blackmail to get their way. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Bargain hunting will pay off. Don’t overspend or make a donation you cannot afford. Romance is on the rise, but refrain from letting love cost you emotionally or financially. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – A slow and methodical approach will be your ticket to success and greater freedom. Open up your home to visitors. Sharing your thoughts will help you get a better perspective regarding your next move. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Emotional upset due to uncertainty or deception must be dealt with cautiously. Make changes and take part in activities that will take your mind off your troubles. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Engage in events that open your mind to different cultures or give you greater insight into your friends, loved ones or children. Share with the people you care about and build a closer bond. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Problems at home can be expected. Stay on top of any changes being made or interference you face. Don’t get angry – if you offer solutions, you’ll remain in control. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – It’s a good day to travel for business or pleasure. Attending a conference or getting together with people you haven’t seen in some time will lead to interesting ideas and future plans.

Mott realizes a writer’s dream with success of ‘The Returned’ MR: What was it that made you uncomfortable? JM: I was at that stage where you

By MANUEL ROIG-FRANZIA The Washington Post Rejection weighed on Jason Mott, weighed on him so heavily that he was starting to feel “conquered.” He’d written four manuscripts that no literary agent wanted to touch. He had no reason to suspect that his fifth – crafted in the snatched hours before and after his shift at a Verizon Wireless call center in his native North Carolina – would be any different. To Mott’s surprise, his fifth attempt – “The Returned” – not only was accepted by an agent but has exploded into a hit, landing on the New York Times bestseller list and being developed into an ABC television series called “Resurrection” that is scheduled to premiere in March. Mott’s debut novel is a highly accessible and compulsively readable narrative about a worldwide phenomenon in which huge numbers of dead people come back to life decades after their deaths and attempt to resume their former existences. Mott, 35, recently sat down for an interview. The following is an edited transcript of the conversation.

Manuel Roig-Franzia: How did you get the idea for the book? Jason Mott: It was a classic visitation dream. So, my mom was sitting at the table and I came in and sat with her and, for what seemed like an hour, we just talked about all the things that were happening in the years since she passed away. It was just catching up basically. She gave me a hard time for not being married. ... It was really warm. Nothing dramatic happened. It was just us sitting and talking for an extended period of time. I woke up the next morning and genuinely expected to find her sitting at the table. It was that vivid.

MR: In popular culture, it seems that the undead are often menacing – scary zombies or vampires. But your “Returned” characters are more benign, in fact “calm, stoic Returned nature” was the way you described one character’s demeanor. Why did you choose to portray the Returned that way?

think you’re invincible and everyone around you is invincible. So, on the day that she passed away, I could have gone to the hospital earlier and visited her before she passed away. But I didn’t go because of the fact that I thought, “No, she’ll be fine. Nothing ever happens to me. Nothing ever happens to my family.” Then, all of a sudden, the opportunity passed. And she was gone. And I never really kind of coped with that. I kind of buried it and marched forward. I never really processed it. I never really came to terms with it – that guilt that kind of lingered behind. That kind of permeated my life going forward. Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph

“The Returned,” by Jason Mott, is a New York Times bestseller, which is being developed into an ABC television series called “Resurrection.” JM: I didn’t want to write a horror novel. Which is not to say anything bad about horror novels or zombie stories. I’m a huge fan of the zombie genre, vampire stories. I love them. I wanted a story about people coping with loss and people really understanding what life means after someone passes away. And so, when the Returned show up, they’re the physical manifestation of these people. They’re people. Suddenly this moment in their lives is back. There are changes that occur in people when someone dies. I’m not the same person I was when my mother passed away. If she came back looking for her 22-year-old son to act as he did then, she wouldn’t find that. I thought that was more interesting and had more material for me, as a writer. I wanted to write a story about people working through tough times. How do you cope with someone’s death? Even myself, during the writing of this novel, I found out that I wasn’t as comfortable with some things around my mother’s death as I thought I was.

MR: During the creative process, did you come to any conclusions about how people of faith and people who either have wobbly faith or are non-believers relate to death? JM: Loss echoes in a dozen different ways in people ... . It’s all the same coping method, just kind of dressed slightly differently. One thing that I did when I was working on the project is I went around and I would talk to people about people they had lost and I would say, “How would you feel if someone came back?” Some people who were driven by faith would say they wouldn’t necessarily believe that you could bring a loved one back because when you bury people they don’t come back until the Rapture. You get that Southern, really kind of Baptist answer. And I got very similar answers from people who were pretty much atheists: “People don’t come back from the dead.”

MR: Have you thought about who you would bring back from the dead if you could? JM: I’m very torn on that. Would I like to hug my mom and kiss my mom again? Of course. I would love that very much. But at the same time, death is a part of life. It’s an inevitability. And the harder we fight that fact, the harder we cling to the idea that we should all live forever and be best friends. It kind of sets you up to hurt worse.

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Couple’s dinner companion is too attentive Dear Abby: My husband and I go out to dinner once a month with a couple we have known for years. “Joe” is an active conversationalist, while my husband is fairly quiet. The problem is Joe addresses only me and stares at me throughout the meal. I think it’s just a bad habit he has acquired. To no avail I have tried various seating arrangements to avoid the constant stare. It makes me very uncomfortable. I feel bad for my husband, who is totally ignored, but doesn’t seem to care as long as the food is good! How do I get Joe to include my husband in the conversation and rest his gaze elsewhere? I would never say anything to “Mrs. Joe” about it because I don’t want to make her uncomfortable, too. I really want to continue the friendship and the socializing, but I’d like to feel more relaxed at the dinner table. Any suggestions? – Distressed Diner

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Distressed: You are not helpless. The next time Joe directs his comments and questions only to you, toss the verbal ball to your husband and say, “Honey, what do YOU think about that?” It will give him an opening to enter the conversation. As for the staring, Joe may not be aware of what he’s doing. You could bring it to his attention by simply saying: “You keep looking at me, Joe. Do I have food in my teeth? Is my lipstick smeared?” Then haul out a compact and make a show of checking for yourself. It may help to curb his discomfiting habit. Dear Abby: I’m single and have grown children. I know I am not going to live forever,

and I want to make sure I am not a burden to them even after death. I have a will and no bills beyond my house and normal living expenses. What else do I need to do to make sure everything is taken care of when I’m gone? – Preparing In Advance Dear Preparing: Do you have an advance directive for health care in case you become so ill before your death that you can’t speak for yourself? Do you have at least one health care advocate who will ensure your wishes are carried out? Do you have a cemetery plot selected and paid for, so your children won’t have to do it? How about money set aside for your funeral or memorial? If the answer to each of these questions is yes, all you need to do is make certain your children are aware of it. If not, then get busy! • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Lose abdominal fat through smart food choices Dear Doctor K: You’ve written that abdominal fat is particularly bad for your health. What are the best ways to get rid of it? Dear Reader: When it comes to body fat, location counts. Visceral (abdominal) fat accumulates deep inside the abdomen. It pads the spaces between our abdominal organs. Compared to the fat just beneath the skin – the kind we can grab with our hands, called subcutaneous fat – visceral fat appears to be more harmful to health. The more visceral fat you have, the greater your risk of developing insulin resistance. This condition can lead to Type 2 diabetes and to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. In women, it is also associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. (I’ve put on my website, AskDoctorK.com, an illustration showing where in the body visceral and subcutaneous fat are located.) It requires expensive imaging techniques to measure the amount of visceral fat you have. But you can estimate your visceral fat by measuring your waist circumference. Ideally, waist circumference should be less than 35 inches for women and less than 40

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff inches for men. Fortunately, visceral fat is likely to shrink when you lose weight. Here are a few tips for banishing this unhealthy type of fat: • Limit candy, cookies and white bread. Sugar and refined carbohydrates create a spike in blood sugar, which is answered with a burst of the hormone insulin. This stimulates the production of visceral fat. • Trim portion sizes. Serve dinner on a salad plate. At a restaurant, ask for half of your entree in a “to go” bag even before your meal is brought to the table, or split one entree with someone. That’s what my wife and I do almost always (but not on special occasions, and especially not at Thanksgiving!). • Retool your diet. Emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. These foods not only are generally good for your health, but they are also less likely to build up visceral fat than “bad carbs” (refined carbohydrates) and “bad fats.” • Avoid “bad fats.” Switch-

ing to healthier fats won’t help you lose weight, but it will help lower your heart disease risk. Avoid saturated fats (found in meats and butter) and trans fats (found in fried foods and baked goods). Choose monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in fish, nuts and certain oils (olive, canola, flaxseed). • Stay active. Commit to 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise on most days, plus resistance exercise a few days a week. (Sit-ups tighten abdominal muscles, but they won’t decrease visceral fat.) In addition to the distinction between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat, another distinction has become potentially important: the difference between white fat and brown fat. Some of you have asked about it, and I’m going to devote a column to it soon. White fat stores calories, whereas brown fat burns calories. Many research teams are working on ways to give us more brown fat, to help us keep a healthy weight.

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

Why are there more auto accidents after midnight? Dr. Wallace: I’m 19 and work as a food server in an upscale restaurant. Normally, I’m finished working at 10:30 p.m. and home by 11 p.m., but sometimes I have to work later because the restaurant is hosting a special event, such as a party or wedding reception. On these occasions I don’t get home until after midnight. Ever since I learned in high school driver’s training that driving after midnight is dangerous because that’s when the bars close and the drunks hit the road, I have been worried about driving so late. I drive very cautiously, but sometimes there is little one can do when a drunk driver is on the loose. I’m thinking about not working the banquets or parties, even though the tips are good, because of my fear of driving late. What are the statistics concerning accidents after midnight? – Maria, San Diego, Calif. Dear Maria: Even though there is not a lot of traffic late at night, almost 80 percent of highway fatalities occur between midnight and 4 a.m., according to statistics gathered by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. And yes, alcohol and drugs are the villains. The tips may be good, but peace of mind is better. Dr. Wallace: My mother made a promise to me and then broke her promise. I think that was a very bad thing for her to do. Why make a promise if you don’t intend to keep it? My mom promised that I could attend an allnight slumber party at a friend’s house if I would keep my room neat and tidy for seven days. I did that and she said she was proud of me, but she wouldn’t allow me to go to the slumber

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace party when she found out a certain girl was also going to be there. Her mother lets her drink at home, and my mom doesn’t want me to be around people who do drugs or drink. Just because this girl drinks doesn’t mean that I’m going to start drinking just because we both attend the same slumber party. Do I have a right to be mad? – Nameless, Oklahoma City, Okla. Dear Nameless: In most cases, promises should be kept. Only unforeseen circumstances should keep a person from not honoring a promise. I do understand why you are upset, but if your mother does not want you to be with a teen who drinks, I understand why she broke her promise. But keeping your room tidy for an entire week is quite a remarkable feat and deserves a reward. Doesn’t it, Mother? Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and would like to start dating, but one thing is holding me back. I have a bad case of dandruff. How can I get rid of it? I don’t want to go out with a girl and, before the date is half over, look like I just came in from a snowstorm. – Nameless, Vicksburg, Miss. Dear Nameless: Dandruff is caused by an overproduction of skin cells on the scalp. The excess cells (dandruff) are then shed. Everyone, male or female, at one time or another, has had dandruff to some degree. Wash your hair daily using medicated dandruff shampoo. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


CROSSWORD

SUDOKU

BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CELEBRITY CIPHER

Bob Hope defined bigamy as the only crime where two rites make a wrong. Today, let’s have two contracts to see if you can play both of them rite – I mean, right. South is in six hearts or seven hearts. West leads the diamond jack. How should declarer proceed in each slam? North responded two notrump, the Jacoby Forcing Raise, promising at least four-card heart support and game-going values. South launched Roman Key-Card Blackwood. North showed two key-cards (two aces, or one ace and the trump king). Now South knew to settle for six hearts. If South’s four no-trump were regular Blackwood, he would have followed with five notrump to learn that one king was missing and not known what to do. Note that if North’s diamond king were the heart king, South would have 13 top tricks: four spades, five hearts, one diamond and three clubs. Each slam revolves around the trump suit. In seven hearts, South should play a heart to his queen, winning whenever East has king-doubleton or West has jack-singleton. But in the small slam, declarer can afford one trump loser. Then the best play is to start with his ace. Here, the king drops from West. Now South can make seven, crossing to dummy and finessing East out of his trump jack. If instead the jack drops from West, South continues with his queen and claims. And if the ace draws only the three and the six, declarer crosses to the board and leads a heart toward his queen. He has no guesswork. In this deal, strangely, you go down one or two in seven hearts, but make six with an overtrick!

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Arlo & Janis

Garfield

Big Nate

Frank & Earnest

Crankshaft

Soup to Nutz

Stone Soup

The Born Loser

Dilbert

Rose Is Rose

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS DAVID ROBERTS; TRACEY ROBERTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., DBA AMNET MORTGAGE; PRESTBURY CITIZENS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 5770 5 RALPH JUDD COURT SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 6, 2012, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on November 21, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 14-10-428-013 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 5 RALPH JUDD COURT SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH THREE CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $465,514.34. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills,


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Victor U. Baez; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 01987 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/21/2013, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 11/14/13 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale,

gnat County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 02-36-177-001 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 71 Woodland Park Circle, Gilberts, IL 60136 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-14156. I564385 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE CERTIFICATES, FIRST HORIZON MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES FHAMS 2006-FA8, BY FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, MASTER SERVICER, IN ITS CAPACITY AS AGENT FOR THE TRUSTEE PLAINTIFF VS ABRAHAM HURTADO; MONICA ORTIZ; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 4450 1820 ENDICOTT CIRCLE CARPENTERSVILLE, IL 60110 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on August 7, 2013, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on November 21, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 03-13-452-060 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1820 ENDICOTT CIRCLE CARPENTERSVILLE, IL 60110 Description of Improvements: DER THE POOLING AND

SERVICING AGREEMENT ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $166,947.76. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1223161 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I564837 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 8, 15 & 22, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE 13-066175 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS MIDFIRST BANK PLAINTIFF, -vsRYAN J. CROWTHERS; SIERRA WOODS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIA-

TION; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 774 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on May 31, 2013; Patrick Perez, Sheriff, 37W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St Charles, IL 60175, will on October 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175 Courtroom JC100, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 8140 Sierra Woods Lane, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Permanent Index No.: 03-17151-043 Improvements: Homeowners/Condominium Association Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $183,413.28. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. The notice of sale of a common interest community or a condominium unit under subsection (c) of Section 15-1507 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall state that the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. The statement of assessment account issued by the association to a unit owner under subsection (i) of Section 18 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, and the disclosure statement

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 • Page 35 ty issued to a prospective purchaser under Section 22.1 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, shall state the amount of the assessments and the legal fees, if any, required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. If the property being sold is a condominium, you are admonished to read the responsibilities created under Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Kevin Kelley Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6304839 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I564357 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, successor-in-interest to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Receiver for Park National Bank, a national banking association, successor-by-merger to Cardunal Savings Bank, FSB Plaintiff, v. SINGLES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC, WING STREET CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 927 1450 Wing Street, Unit 4B Elgin, IL 60123 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause, Patrick B. Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on November 21, 2013, at 9:00

(312) a.m., in the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, Court Room JC 100, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said Judgment: Sheriff's Sale Number: 13 SCH 2779 Common address: 1450 Wing Street, Unit 4B, Elgin, Illinois 60123

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 8, 15 & 22, 2013.)

The Mortgage described in the Complaint and hereby foreclosed appears of record in the Kane County Recorder's Office, Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007K112184. The property herein referred and directed to be sold is legally described as follows: Permanent Index Number: 0610-327-023 Improvements: Condominium Sale shall be under the following terms: 10% down of the highest PUBLIC NOTICE bid by cashier's check, or certified funds, balance due within 24 hours IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE after sale by cashier's check or cer- 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE tified funds. COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NASale shall be subject to general TIONAL ASSOCIATION taxes, special assessments, and PLAINTIFF any prior first mortgages. VS DAVID ROBERTS; TRACEY The property will NOT be open for ROBERTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONinspection and plaintiff makes no IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., representation as to the condition of AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN the property. Prospective bidders MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., DBA are admonished to check the court AMNET MORTGAGE; PRESTBURY file to verify all information. CITIZENS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON If the subject property is a condo- RECORD CLAIMANTS ; minium and the foreclosure takes DEFENDANTS place after January 1, 2007, pur10 CH 5770 chasers other than the mortgagee 5 RALPH JUDD COURT will be required to pay any assessSUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 ment and legal fees due under the NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO Condominium Property Act, 765 JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If DER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FOREthe subject property is located in a CLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT common interest community, pur- IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A chasers other than mortgagee will DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBbe required to pay any assessment TAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT and legal fees due under the Con- PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS dominium Property Act, 765 ILCS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a 605/18.5(g-1). Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR, entitled cause on June 6, 2012, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE IN POSSESSION FOR THIRTY (30) County, Illinois, will on November DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER 21, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE County Judicial Center, 37W777 WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORE- 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and CLOSURE LAW sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following deFor information, contact Plain- scribed real estate mentioned in tiff's attorney: Travis J. Eliason, said Judgment, situated in the Krieg DeVault LLP, 30 N. LaSalle County of KANE, State of Illinois, or Ave., Ste. 2800, Chicago, IL so much thereof as shall be suffi60602 (312) 235-1134. cient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 574 OF THE HOMESTEAD


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unity WOODS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIA- UNIT NUMBER 8140 IN BUILD- um unit under subsection (c) of BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DIS15-1507 of the Code of CHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY Section TION; ING 19 IN SIERRA WOODS CONPUBLIC NOTICE DEFENDANTS DOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A Civil Procedure shall state that the AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM REPLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOW- purchaser of the unit other than a LIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS 13 CH 774 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: mortgagee shall pay the assess- PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE Public Notice is hereby given that LOTS 1 AND 2 OF SIERRA WOODS ments and the legal fees required THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS pursuant to a Judgment entered in SUBDIVISION IN THE VILLAGE OF by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON the above entitled matter on May CARPENTERSVILLE, KANE COUN- of Section 9 of the Illinois Condo- ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISF/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, 31, 2013; Patrick Perez, Sheriff, TY, ILLINOIS, THE DECLARATION minium Property Act. The state- CHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS 37W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED DE- ment of assessment account issued I564357 OF THE CERTIFICATES, FIRST HORICharles, IL 60175, will on October CEMBER 3, 1996 AS DOCUMENT by the association to a unit owner ZON MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Kane NUMBER 96K084969 AS AMEND- under subsection (i) of Section 18 (Published in the Kane County CERTIFICATES SERIES FHAMS County Judicial Center, 37W777 ED FROM TIME TO TIME; TOGETH- of the Illinois Condominium Proper- Chronicle, October 1, 8 & 15, 2006-FA8, BY FIRST HORIZON Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois ER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PER- ty Act, and the disclosure statement 2013.) HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF 60175 Courtroom JC100, sell to CENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COM- issued to a prospective purchaser FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL under Section 22.1 of the Illinois the highest bidder for cash (ten per- MON ELEMENTS. ASSOCIATION, MASTER SERVICER, cent (10%) at the time of sale and Commonly known as 8140 Sier- Condominium Property Act, shall PUBLIC NOTICE IN ITS CAPACITY AS AGENT FOR the balance within twenty-four (24) ra Woods Lane, Carpentersville, IL state the amount of the assessTHE TRUSTEE ments and the legal fees, if any, rehours, the following described 60110 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE PLAINTIFF premises situated in Kane County, Permanent Index No.: 03-17- quired by subdivisions (g)(1) and VS (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Illinois SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 151-043 Illinois. KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ABRAHAM HURTADO; MONICA ORCondominium Property Act. Said sale shall be subject to gen- Improvements: TIZ; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND eral taxes, special assessments or Homeowners/Condominium Asso- If the property being sold is a NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; condominium, you are admon- U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIAspecial taxes levied against said ciation DEFENDANTS UNKNOWN ished to read the responsibilities TION, successor-in-interest to the (Published in the Kane County real estate and any prior liens or Structure 12 CH 4450 Chronicle, October 8, 15 & 22, 1st Mortgages. The subject property Units UNKNOWN created under Section 9 of the Illi- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Receiver for Park National 1820 ENDICOTT CIRCLE UNKNOWN nois Condominium Property Act. 2013.) is offered for sale without any repre- Bedrooms Bank, a national banking associaCARPENTERSVILLE, IL 60110 UNKNOWN Kevin Kelley sentation as to quality or quantity Garage tion, successor-by-merger to CarNOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO Bathrooms UNKNOWN Fisher and Shapiro, LLC of title or recourse to Plaintiff. dunal Savings Bank, FSB JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNAttorneys for Plaintiff Other UNKNOWN Upon the sale being held and the PUBLIC NOTICE Plaintiff, DER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FOREpurchaser tendering said bid in The property will NOT be open 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 v. CLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT Bannockburn, IL 60015 cash or certified funds, a receipt of for inspection prior to the sale. 13-066175 SINGLES CONSTRUCTION COMPAIS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A Sale will be issued and/or a Certifi- The judgment amount was Attorney No: 6304839 DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OB- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE cate of Sale as required, which will $183,413.28. Prospective pur- THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COL- NY, LLC, WING STREET CONDOTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE entitle the purchaser to a deed chasers are admonished to check LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMA- MINIUM ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS OWNERS, and NON-RECORD PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS upon confirmation of said sale by the court file and title records to ver- TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a MIDFIRST BANK FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE CLAIMANTS, ify this information. the Court. Defendants. Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale PLAINTIFF, Said property is legally described The notice of sale of a common ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL -vsentered by said Court in the above as follows: interest community or a condomini- LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS RYAN J. CROWTHERS; SIERRA Case No. 13 CH 927 entitled cause on August 7, 2013, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on November 21, 2013, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at CDL-A Drivers: Looking for 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and ADVERTISING LEGAL SERVICES HEALTH higher pay? New Century is sale to the highest bidder for cash, hiring exp. company drivers and SERVICES all and singular, the following dePELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL owner operators. Solo and scribed real estate mentioned in MESH? Did you undergo Need to place your ad in teams. Competitive pay said Judgment, situated in the transvaginal placement of mesh more than 300 newspapers County of KANE, State of Illinois, or package. Sign-on incentives. for pelvic organ prolapse or throughout Illinois? Call Illinois so much thereof as shall be suffiCall 888-705-3217 or apply stress urinary incontinence Press Advertising Service cient to satisfy said Judgment: online at www.drivenctrans.com between 2005 and the 217-241-1700 or visit LOT 10 IN BLOCK 5 OF FIRST present? If the mesh caused TanTara Transportation is www.illinoispress.org ADDITION TO UNIT NO. 15 OF complications, you may be now hiring OTR Company LOTS & ACREAGE GOLF VIEW HIGHLANDS ADDITION AUCTIONS entitled to compensation. Flatbed Drivers and Owner TO MEADOWDALE, IN THE VILLAGE Call Charles H. Johnson Law Foreclosed Cabin On 4 Acres! Operators. Competitive Pay OF CARPENTERSVILLE, KANE Over 250 vintage tractors and speak with female staff and Home Time. Call us Just $89,900. Bring your COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 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If this property 100% NO touch. nois, sell at public auction to the Chronicle, October 1, 8 & 15, is a condominium unit, the purButler Transport chaser of the unit at the foreclosure highest bidder for cash, as set forth 2013.) 1-800-528-7825 sale, other than a mortgagee shall below, the following described real OF PRESTBURY, IN SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 14-10-428-013 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 5 RALPH JUDD COURT SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH THREE CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $465,514.34. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1035554 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I564799

ng estate: LOT 31 IN TIMBER TRAILS UNIT 1 BEING A PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 23, 2001 AS DOCUMENT 2001K48421, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 02-36-177-001 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 71 Woodland Park Circle, Gilberts, IL 60136 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general 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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-14156. I564385

gage pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1223161 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I564837

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1(C) agai y THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORE- be filed on or before APRIL 1, CLOSURE LAW 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the For information, contact Plain- Circuit Court, P.O Box 112, Genetiff's attorney: Travis J. Eliason, va, IL 60134-0112 or with the Krieg DeVault LLP, 30 N. LaSalle Representative, or both. Any claim Ave., Ste. 2800, Chicago, IL not filed within that period is 60602 (312) 235-1134. barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivNOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt ered to the Representative and to Collection Practices Act, you are the attorney within 10 days after it advised that Plaintiff's attorney is has been filed. deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any 5. On SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 an information obtained will be used Appointing the Representative was entered. for that purpose.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause, Patrick B. Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on November 21, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, Court Room JC 100, sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in (Published in the Kane County said Judgment: Sheriff's Sale Number: 13 SCH Chronicle, October 8, 15 & 22, 2013.) 2779 Common address: 1450 Wing Street, Unit 4B, Elgin, Illinois 60123

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The Mortgage described in the Complaint and hereby foreclosed appears of record in the Kane County Recorder's Office, Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007K112184. The property herein referred and directed to be sold is legally described as follows: UNIT NUMBER 1450-4B IN WING STREET CONDOMINIUMS, AS DELINEATED ON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND: PART OF LOT 1 OF FRIEDLAND'S SUBDIVISION AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST ? OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN CITY OF ELGIN, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. WHICH PLAT OF SURVEY IS ATTACHED TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED NOVEMBER 17 2000 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2000K093085; TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS.

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

The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If the subject property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after January 1, 2007, purchasers other than the mortgagee will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the subject property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagee will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF

CAN'T GET ENOUGH BEARS NEWS? County Clerk of Kane County, Illi/s/ John A. Cunningham nois, setting forth the names and Kane County Clerk addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as ARLENE'S (Published in the Kane County CAFFEINE located at 1668 Mc- Chronicle, October 8, 15 & 22, Dowell Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504. 2013.) Dated: September 23, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

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1. Notice is hereby given of the /s/ Susan W. Harrell, Executor death of BARBARA H. PETERSON who died on 07/12/12, a resident (Published in the Kane County of ST. CHARLES, KANE COUNTY, Chronicle October 1, 8, 15, Illinois. 2013.)

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(Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given Chronicle, September 24, October that on September 27, 2013 a cer1 & 8, 2013.) tificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and PUBLIC NOTICE addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the ASSUMED NAME business known as KOOCH HEATPUBLICATION NOTICE ING AND COOLING located at Public Notice is hereby given 1144 E. State St, Geneva, IL that on October 04, 2013 a certifi- 60134. cate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- Dated: September 27, 2013. nois, setting forth the names and /s/ John A. Cunningham addresses of all persons owning, Kane County Clerk conducting and transacting the business known as DINNER S.O.O.N.! located at 576 N. River (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 1, 8 & 15, Street, Batavia, IL 60510. 2013.) Dated: October 04, 2013. Check us out online

7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original OrIN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF der Admitting the Will to Probate, (DECEDENT): you may file a petition with the Name: BARBARA H. PETERSON Court to contest the validity of the Address: 802 KING HENRY LANE Will as provided under Article VIII ST. CHARLES, IL. 60174 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS Date and Place of Death: 5/8-1). 07/12/12 – ST. CHARLES, IL. /s/ John A. Cunningham 8. The estate will be administratKane County Clerk Case No. 13 P 232 ed without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates inde(Published in the Kane County PUBLICATION NOTICE pendent supervision administration INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION by filing a petition to terminate un- Chronicle, October 8, 15 & 22, 2013.) TO: CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, der Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the ProUNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES bate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

2. The Representative for the estate is: SUSAN W. HARRELL, 802 KING HENRY LN., ST. CHARLES, IL. Permanent Index Number: 06- 60174. 10-327-023 3.The Attorney for the estate is: ROBERT D. KENT, 77 W. WASHImprovements: Condominium INGTON STREET, STE. 1020, Sale shall be under the following CHICAGO, IL 60602. terms: 10% down of the highest 4. Claims against the estate may bid by cashier's check, or certified funds, balance due within 24 hours after sale by cashier's check or certified funds. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments, and any prior first mortgages.

6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnesses to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided in Article VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21).

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www.stcharlescdj.com

RAY SUZUKI 23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

515 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL

www.oharehonda.com

www.antiochfivestar.com

www.garylangauto.com

CLASSIC TOYOTA/SCION

425 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

800-628-6087

888/794-5502

PAULY TOYOTA KNAUZ MINI

847-680-8000

www.garylangauto.com

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

815/385-2000

CLASSIC KIA

www.motorwerks.com

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

888-538-4492

888/794-5502

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG SUBARU

www.garylangauto.com

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

www.Knauzcontinentalauto.com

www.bullvalleyford.com

888/794-5502

www.motorwerks.com

847-234-1700

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG KIA

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE

800/935-5923

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

800/407-0223

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL

KNAUZ CONTINENTAL AUTOS

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG GMC

206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

www.sunnysidecompany.com

PAULY SCION

BULL VALLEY FORD/MERCURY

FENZEL MOTOR SALES

MOTOR WERKS CADILLAC

www.knauznorth.com

888/800-6100

www.antiochfivestar.com

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

847-235-3800

1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER

2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL

www.clcjd.com

800-628-6087

815/338-2780

www.andersoncars.com

847/628-6000

www.springhillford.com

847/669-6060

888/682-4485

KNAUZ NORTH

1320 East Chicago Street The Mazda Machine on Rt. 19, Elgin, IL

800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

888/600-8053

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

BIGGERS MAZDA

SPRING HILL FORD

407 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

847-604-5000

www.motorwerks.com

ANDERSON MAZDA

847-680-8000 www.libertyautoplaza.com

ROSEN HYUNDAI

BARRINGTON VOLVO

771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

866/469-0114 www.rosenrosenrosen.com

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

MOTOR WERKS SAAB

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

800/935-5393

815/385-2000

www.motorwerks.com

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

300 N. Hough (Rt. 59) • Barrington, IL

847/381-9400


Kane County Chronicle / KCChronicle.com • Tuesday, October 8, 2013

40

Discount Tire & Service Great values on tires for everything from family weekends to outdoor adventures. Where Fairness, Courtesy and Service Prevail!

AC Special

$

Air Conditioning Service • Service Air Conditioner. • Check condition of all belts and lines.

Filter & Oil Change

00

99

• Recharge with R-134. • Test system performance.

Expires 10-31-13. On most vehicles. Must present coupon at time of service.

$

We can tell you what your vehicle needs.

FREE SYSTEM CHECK

Expires 10-31-13. On most vehicles. Must present coupon at time of service.

Synthetic Transmission Fluid Flush Synthetic Transmission Fluid Flush

$

00

149

$ 00

8

OR

• Change oil • Change oil filter (up to 5 qts. 5W-30) • Check all fluid levels •Lubricate fittings

OFF

Any Synthetic Oil Change

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY Expires 10-31-13. On most vehicles. Must present coupon at time of service.

Check Engine Light Check Engine Light On

1980

Brake Service

$

00 $

20

OFF

2-wheel job

50

00 OFF

4-wheel job

$

1000 OFF

Any 2-tire purchase

Expires 10-31-13. On most vehicles. Must present coupon at time of service.

4-Wheel Alignment

$

59

95 OR $

00

25

with 4 tire purchase

Replace up to 8 quarts of fluid.

• Check system for worn parts • Set Cambers, Casters & Toe in • Alignment analysis printout to manufacturer’s specs CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

Expires 10-31-13. On most vehicles. Must present coupon at time of service.

Expires 10-31-13. On most vehicles. Must present coupon at time of service.

Mon-Fri 7:00am - 5:00pm Sat 7:00am - Noon Closed Sun.

SAVE BIG ON TIRES!

430 S. 2nd Street • St. Charles

630.584.1277

$

2500 OFF

Any 4-tire purchase

Any new tire installed. Not valid with other promotions. Expires 10-31-13. Must present coupon at time of service.


KCC-10-8-2013