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Kane County Chronicle / KCChronicle.com • Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Barber Scott Herron of Elburn works with client Todd Piecuch at Beardsgaard Barbers in Batavia.

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If you go ■ WHAT: Beardsgaard Barbers ■ WHERE: 117 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia ■ WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and

Wednesday; 11 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday ■ INFO: 630-454-4820, www. beardsgaardbarbers.com and shop@ beardsgaardbarbers.com edge,” Ouellette said. “You can still go in and have a great conversation about anything, listen to some music, get a coffee and get a great haircut.” That’s something Tyler Anderson and his team pride themselves on – learning about each individual customer and creating a one-of-a-kind experience. Beardsgaard is the center hub of a wheel, Natalie Anderson said, with several spokes providing the balance that makes up a unique business culture. The Andersons have their own inhouse product line, River Peak Apothecary, that includes beard butter, beard oils and lip butters handcrafted by the couple. “People seem to really, really respond to it,” Tyler Anderson said. “There’s a whole sense of buy local, shop local out here, which is fantastic for us and other businesses as well.” Beardsgaard also films an annual zombie pumpkin movie – they’ve completed a trilogy of “They Came from the Parking Lot” – that has a small cult following. The short films are available on the shop’s YouTube channel, which also has how-to videos and expert barber tips followed by more than 11,000 subscribers.

Part of Beardsgaard’s international fame has come of late, after Natalie Anderson became an educator for the Netherlands’ Reuzel company, the “godfathers of barbering,” she said. Beardsgaard sells the pomades made by Reuzel, the Dutch word for lard, which refers to when pomades were made from animal fats. But Natalie Anderson decided to take her allegiance to the brand a step further and audition to represent Reuzel in the U.S. as a Scumbassador. Of 400 video submissions, Natalie Anderson’s was one of 20 chosen, and she spent five days interviewing and training before becoming one of the 17 Scumbassadors who made the final cut. She recently completed her first two trainings in southern Illinois, spreading “the gospel of the lard” by sharing cutting styles and products with professionals in the region. The involvement with Reuzel has increased her shop’s visibility not only regionally, but across the globe, she said. Natalie Anderson’s long-term plan is to continue educating people in the craft of barbering, perhaps by opening a barber school. Until then, she’ll focus on continuing to grow Beardsgaard. This spring, Natalie and Tyler Anderson will add three more barbers to their staff to accommodate their growing number of customers. The shop already is booked weeks ahead, although a small number of daily walk-ins are accepted. “If you’re really excited about what you’re doing, it carries,” Natalie Anderson said. “The reason this place has worked is because we do what we do pretty darn well, and we care. We’re wildly enthusiastic, and people feel it.”

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barber trade advertisements. Besides having a laid-back vibe, Beardsgaard has barbers with decades of experience, which also puts customers at ease. “I liked everything about what they did,” said Mulroney, who first visited the shop with hair past his shoulders and a beard to match. “I went from a long mop on my head to more of a business-type cut. … They’re very much perfectionists when it comes to the haircuts and beard work.” Natalie Anderson, who trained under an 89-year-old Italian barber in Montreal, said Beardsgaard sticks to the classic cuts – flattops, razor-faded pompadours and contours – because they never go out of style. And she and her fellow barbers aren’t shy about sharing their trade secrets. “Not only [were] Natalie and Tyler able to give me a really great haircut, they were able to tell me about my hair,” said David Ouellette, 36, of Batavia. Ouellette, who has a “very Frenchshaped head” – long and narrow – learned from the Andersons the easiest way to style his hair that was also flattering, he said. “That’s why I initially went there and I continue to go back,” he said. “They offer great products. And it’s reasonable. [I’ve paid] $20 for a bad haircut. I pay $22 there for a really fantastic haircut.” Part of the fun of Beardsgaard is its obvious love for sci-fi and fantasy. “I think it adds to the experience … but I think you could be somebody who’s not interested in fantasy or sci-fi or anything like that and still go in and get a great haircut and great knowl-

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BATAVIA – It’s not every day you hear of a person traveling nearly 400 miles to get a haircut. But when your barbers are Blademaiden and Beardsmith, and their motto is “Welcome home, nerds,” you make an exception. Ever since Beardsgaard Barbers launched in 2014 in downtown Batavia, the shop has garnered national – even international – attention. “Before we even opened, we started seeing a good amount of interest from other places,” said Natalie Anderson, who co-owns the barbershop with her husband, Tyler. “Within a few months of being open, we had a pair of guys from the Twin Cities in Minnesota drive all the way down for an appointment.” Why? Because Beardsgaard Barbers takes a rare turn. In the 1,700-squarefoot shop, a hand-drawn map of the “realm of Beardsgaard” paints one wall, a 7-foot suit of armor stands at the ready, and if you see a dog or dragon – well, a reptile, anyway – walking around, you aren’t dreaming. Even with all the Tolkien and Elven lore – which attracts many customers in its own right – at its core, Beardsgaard is a classic barbershop specializing in advanced beard work, traditional haircuts and straight-razor shaves. As its fantastical website succinctly states, “We live for sci-fi, fantasy and making you look good.” “It’s like seeing the world’s largest ball of yarn – you know there’s only one place you will be able to find it,” Tyler Anderson said. “We’re a barbershop, first and foremost, and we specialize in beards. We put a lot of pride [in that] and the products that go along with it and the knowledge we give to the client.” The Andersons, who are parents to a young daughter, like to say they take everything seriously, especially the silliness. “We’re a bunch of fun-loving people who are stupidly enthusiastic about what we do, and I feel that comes across fairly well,” Natalie Anderson said. Sean Mulroney isn’t from the Twin Cities – he’s from Waukegan – but even his trek to Beardsgaard is more than an hour. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old won’t go anywhere else. “It feels like home,” he said. “They make you feel welcome, like you’re part of the family.” Natalie and Tyler Anderson, both 33, have worked diligently to create a relaxing atmosphere for their “Gaardians.” Customers sit on a couch or armchair waiting for their appointment, sometimes accompanied by a cuddly mastiff or reptile. Coffee brews, the bookshelf is full of books and toys, and locally painted artwork hangs on the wall amidst posters of comic book characters and

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Here’s the latest design for the proposed One Washington Place development in downtown Batavia as envisioned from North River Street. Illustration provided

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Get to know John Kessler By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com

St. Charles resident John Kessler, 48, was at his business, The Painted Vine Cellar in St. Charles, when he answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Schory: Where did you grow up? Kessler: Chicago Schory: Do you have any pets? Kessler: Two golden retrievers, Geddy and Leo. Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life? Kessler: Brad Pitt Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Kessler: I wanted to be a doctor, but became an entrepreneur of wine and art. Schory: Favorite charity? Kessler: Feed My Starving Children Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor? Kessler: Mint chocolate chip Schory: Favorite local restaurant? Kessler: Romano Mercato Italiano in St. Charles Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself? Kessler: I was the first one in my family to go overseas. I went to Germany for the Army.

Batavia aldermen OK Shodeen plan without reduction in scope By MARK FOSTER editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – Batavia city aldermen have approved zoning variances for the One Washington Place downtown redevelopment plan without any reduction in the size of the massive project. The Batavia Committee of the Whole voted 11-1 in favor of the plan at its Feb. 7 meeting. The full council is expected to approve the project Feb. 20. The proposal will go back March 15 to the Batavia Plan Commission, which recently voted to deny zoning for the project. Planners will be directed to work with Geneva-based developer Shodeen Construction to iron out design details.

Aldermen approved a six-level, mixed-use building with 186 apartments, a public parking garage with 350 spaces, and retail space covering 14,350 square feet. Plan commission members, like many residents who spoke out during public hearings, had said the project is simply too big and suggested reducing the number of apartments in order to scale back the building’s presence at the corner of North River and State streets. But aldermen agreed with Shodeen President Dave Patzelt, who said that in order to maximize the number of public parking spaces in the garage, the apartments are needed to make the project economically viable.

“We’re going to make a mistake if we let this project slip away,” 3rd Ward Alderman Dan Chanzit said. The lone no vote on the council came from 5th Ward Alderman Kevin Botterman, who cited objections from constituents. City Administrator Laura Newman said the city remains on track to be able to turn over the 2.25-acre downtown site to Shodeen by June. Patzelt said work on the project would be able to begin almost immediately. The project site is bounded by North Washington Avenue on the east, East Wilson Street on the south, North River Street on the west, and State Street on the north.

Batavia Mothers’ Club plans Bunco fundraiser to the time of big hair and acid-washed jeans. There also will be a raffle, silent auction, heads-or-tails game and other BATAVIA – A fun night of rolling activities. dice for a great cause is promised by All participants must be at least the Batavia Mothers’ Club Founda- 21 years old. Advance tickets cost $30 tion’s third annual Bunco Charity per person or $100 for a table of four. If Fundraiser on Feb. 25 at the Batavia still available, tickets will cost $35 that Moose Lodge. night at the lodge, 1535 S. Batavia Ave., The theme will be “I Love the ’80s Batavia. – Totally Rad Bunco,” according to a The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and news release. Guests are invited to the dice will roll at 7:15 p.m. A selecdress the part and be transported back tion of appetizers, snacks and desserts

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will be offered, and a cash bar will be available. All proceeds raised through the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation go directly back to the community through schools or local organizations that focus on helping children and families. For information, to support the event or to register, call 630-748-1501, visit bataviamothersclub.org/events/ bunco-charity-event, or email bunco@ bataviamothersclub.org.


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Schielke, Stoops vie for Batavia mayor By MARK FOSTER editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – The election contest for mayor of Batavia between 36-year incumbent Jeff Schielke and challenger Jason Stoops has thus far been extremely low-key. In interviews with the two candidates, what emerges is very little difference between them on matters of public policy or the overall direction of the city. Neither man wants to criticize the other, with each preferring to emphasize his own accomplishments and leadership abilities. Stoops went so far as to say that Schielke “has done a great job” as mayor. That’s hardly the kind of rhetoric suggesting a bitter election struggle. Voters go to the polls April 4. Schielke said he grappled with his decision to seek a 10th term, choosing to run for re-election only after reaching out to more than 300 citizens and getting an overwhelming response encouraging him to do so. Stoops, nearing the end of a fouryear term as a member of the Batavia School Board, said he told only his wife of his decision to run before informing the mayor. “We’ll give it a shot and see if that’s what the community wants,” Stoops said. “I’m focusing on what I feel I can do for the community.” Stoops aims to be a careful steward of taxpayer money, emphasizing work he did on the school board to cut spending. He points to changes in the school district’s copier lease contract, reduction in tuition reimbursements for teachers, and elimination or reduction in some benefits for administrators and staff, including cellphones and health clubs. The city might be able to save money, as an example, Stoops said, by leasing rather than buying vehicles for the Public Works Department. “I don’t feel our community needs a radical change,” Stoops said. “I don’t want to overpromise and underdeliver.” Schielke said Batavia residents already enjoy the lowest municipal property tax rate in the immediate area, and one of the lowest in the region. He points to his work in developing the Randall Road commercial corridor as a sales tax generator for the city as one reason. One of Schielke’s messages is that he has had the vision to see beyond the inevitable complaints that arise whenever changes are proposed. In his first term, Schielke supported the development of the bike trail and the Riverrain Point retirement center,

The biggest and most controversial issue now facing the city is the proposed One Washington Place downtown redevelopment project. both of which generated considerable opposition at the time, but are now considered success stories, he said. As mayor, Schielke serves as chairman of the Tri-City Ambulance Service, and as chairman of the Council of Mayors for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Schielke said the efficiency of the ambulance service is another reason municipal taxes are low in Batavia. The mayor also contends that his connections through the CMAP have helped the city obtain grant money to help pay for public improvements, the latest being the Main Street reconstruction project now in the planning stages. “If I leave right now, the thing we lose is all those connections,” Schielke said. The biggest and most controversial issue now facing the city is the proposed One Washington Place downtown redevelopment project. Schielke is an unabashed supporter. “We have a chance to make this a positive, vibrant area for the community,” Schielke said. While in support of the redevelopment, Stoops has an appreciably different viewpoint. “I’m in favor of the project,” Stoops said. “But I don’t think the city should have bent so far backward to accommodate this.” Specifically, he was critical of the city paying for the purchase and demolition of properties to be used for the development, and, like many residents who spoke during public hearings on the project, said it is too big and too tall. The building should follow the contour of the sloping property, Stoops said. Financing for the project will be dependent on a new tax increment financing district that the city is creating. Noting that the city has several such districts, Stoops believes that whenever the city creates a new TIF district, another should be retired. Schielke said that most of the property to be used for the project is now off

the tax rolls, and that when the bonds are paid off in 15 or 20 years, taxing districts in the community will get a major infusion in revenue. Possibly the biggest criticism being leveled by Stoops against the city under Schielke’s watch concerns the Prairie State coal plant deal, which has resulted in higher electric rates. “A coal plant was not a good idea,” Stoops said, nor was the 25-year contract. Stoops believes the city should continue to attempt to negotiate a better deal and suggests the city attempt to sell its excess power, even at a loss, to help compensate. Schielke said he raised questions with the city council about the deal when it was proposed. He said problems at the plant are being rectified, that the city now has a reliable source of power, and that coming changes in the regional electric distribution system are likely to make Batavia’s electric rate structure more competitive. Schielke said maintaining the high quality of the city’s public services continues to be a priority. The mayor points to a long list of accomplishments during his tenure, including renovation of the Batavia Government Center and police station, construction of one fire station and the renovation and expansion of the other, construction of the public works garage and a water treatment facility and water towers. For the Wilson Street bridge reconstruction in 2008, Schielke was able to obtain federal funding, he said. Stoops has been in attendance at most city council and committee meetings for quite some time, familiarizing himself with issues facing the city. He characterizes himself as a good listener who can build partnerships. As a parent at J.B. Nelson School, Stoops was instrumental in forming the Watchdogs volunteer program for fathers. “It’s a great program,” Stoops said. “It lets us as fathers see what teachers are doing.” Schielke formed the Batavia ACCESS community service organization, which puts on the Fourth of July Fireworks program and the annual Christmas Toy Drive. He also played a major role in the volunteer effort that resulted in construction of the Batavia Riverwalk. “My legacy is that this has been all about Batavia, and nothing about me,” Schielke said. Both men agree that further work on the riverfront, including efforts to combat shoreline erosion, will be a priority for the city.

About Jason Stoops Jason Stoops, 43, has served on the Batavia School Board for nearly four years. He graduated from St. Charles High School in 1991, before attending Elgin Community College. Stoops graduated from the University of Iowa in 1997, and moved to Batavia in 2006. He owns and operates Stoops Enterprises, a property management firm. Stoops owns more than a dozen rental properties, and manages another 22 properties for their owners. He also buys and renovates homes for resale. Stoops implemented the Watchdogs program at J.B. Nelson School. The program is designed to allow fathers to volunteer at the school. He has served on the Batavia School Board’s Finance Committee and its Resource Responsibility Accountability Committee.

“I’m focusing on what I can do for the community.” Jason Stoops Mayoral candidate

About Jeff Schielke Jeff Schielke, 68, has been the mayor of Batavia since 1981, and is a lifelong resident of the city. He graduated from Batavia High School in 1967, from Waubonsee Community College in 1969, and from Aurora University in 1985. He has been honored as a distinguished alumnus by all three schools. Schielke served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, and worked as a reporter for the Batavia Herald newspaper from 1968 to 1976. He served as a Batavia firefighter from 1978 to 1981, and as an auxiliary Batavia police officer from 1969 to 1978. Schielke worked as a real estate appraiser from 1981 to 1999, and is now a licensed real estate agent. Schielke is a noted Batavia historian, and co-authored a book on the community.

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The other project is on the city’s far southeast side, in an area generally bounded by Pine Street to the north, Raddant Road to the west, Giese Road to the south and Kirk Road to the east. During the big rain in 2015, the storm sewer system in the area was overwhelmed, creating backups that Batavia Senior Civil Engineer Andrea Podraza called “unprecedented.” Streets filled with water and overflowed into residential yards. Most of the main sewer lines in the area are undersized to handle a 10-year storm, Podraza wrote in a memo to aldermen. Again, aldermen awarded the design engineering contract to WBK, in an amount not to exceed $66,397.

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Kari Felkamp, Batavia Park District marketing director $105 (full price $180), family of three for $170 (full price $267), and family of four for $230 (full price $358), with each additional pass at $25 (full price $45). New this year, season pass holders can take advantage of early admittance at 11:30 a.m. daily, which eases parking and access to beach chairs before the attraction opens to the public at noon. “Hall Quarry Beach is such a gem in the community, and we want to entice people to spend the summer there,” Di-

rector of Marketing Kari Felkamp stated in the release. “We’re already offering early bird pricing through May 27, but the Aloha Week pricing was so popular last year that we wanted to offer it again this year. We hope people will take advantage of the deep discounts.” Season passes may be bought in Batavia at the Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St., or the Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St. For information, visit bataviaparks.org.

Ex-sheriff to deliver faith message at interfaith event By MARK FOSTER editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – Ken Ramsey, church deacon and former Kane County sheriff, will share his faith journey from carrying a badge to carrying a cross in an inspirational message for the 48th annual Batavia Brotherhood Banquet in February. Tickets are available for the banquet planned at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Immanuel Lutheran Church & School in Batavia, according to a news release. Ramsey will share how being a sheriff and a tragic death in his family changed his life and began his journey to becoming a church deacon for Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia. The interfaith Batavia Men’s Brotherhood Banquet is described as a

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and celebrate being men,” the release stated. Christian, Gospel-based evening offerThe banquet will be held at Iming fun, fellowship and inspiration to manuel, 950 Hart Road, Batavia. more than 200 men living in or near Tickets cost $15 and may be bought Batavia. by contacting area church offices, by “It is a unique opportunity for men emailing mjebhar@aol.com or calling and boys of all ages to come together 630-879-2761. A limited number of tickfor one evening to share common faith ets also will be available at the door.

By MARK FOSTER editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – For Joshua Loynachan, what might have been a traumatic childhood experience turned out to be the inspiration for his choice of career. While he was a fourth-grader growing up in St. Charles, a fire broke out in the family home. It turned out to be a fairly minor event, but Joshua Loynachan was riv- Loynachan eted by the actions of the firefighters. “I was fascinated by everything they did,” Loynachan said. His fascination with firefighting led to a major milestone Feb. 6, when he was sworn in as a full-time Batavia firefighter-paramedic by Mayor Jeff Schielke in a ceremony before the Batavia City Council. Loynachan, 23, is a 2011 graduate of St. Charles North High School. He has an associate of arts degree from Elgin Community College, and certification from the College of DuPage Fire Academy. He lives in St. Charles. Batavia Deputy Fire Chief Ed Jancauskas said Loynachan has been working with the Batavia Fire Department as a paid-on-call firefighter for the past year and a half, and actually started full time Jan. 21, assigned to the East Wilson Street station. “I’m really excited about my opportunity here,” Loynachan said. “I know I’m working with a bunch of great people.”

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BATAVIA – League of Women Voters of Central Kane County is hosting a local candidates forum at 7 p.m. March 2 at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. For information, contact Patti Lackman at PHLackmanIL@aol. com or 630-336-0531. The consolidated election will be held April 4.

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BATAVIA – The Batavia Park District looks ahead to summertime fun in advance of the May 27 opening of Hall Quarry Beach by offering discounts of nearly 50 percent on full-price season pass rates through Feb. 18 for Aloha Week. Resident pricing will be senior for $15 (full price $20), individual for $35 (full price $67), family of two for $65 (full price $125), family of three for $100 (full price $185), and family of four for $130 (full price $248), with each additional pass at $15 (full price $30), according to a news release. Nonresident pricing will be senior for $20 (full price $30), individual for $55 (full price $96), family of two for

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BATAVIA – The soggy memories of a torrential rainstorm that hit Batavia more than a year ago have not drained away yet. The city of Batavia is preparing to perform two major drainage projects designed to prevent the kind of residential flooding and sewer backups that occurred June 15, 2015. The Batavia City Council has approved contracts for design engineering work on the two projects. Aldermen authorized the contracts at their Feb. 6 meeting. The first is for an older neighborhood on the city’s near southwest side, centered along Blaine and Morton streets, in-

cluding sections of South Jefferson, South Jackson and South Harrison streets, and reaching as far north as Walnut Street and as far south as Garfield Street. In that area, the storm water and sanitary sewer systems run through the same pipe. During the 2015 storm, some residents ended up with raw sewage backing up into their basements. To prevent it from happening again, the city plans to separate the two systems. The council awarded the design engineering contract to WBK Engineering of St. Charles in an amount not to exceed $89,731. Second Ward Alderman Alan Wolff said actual construction on a portion of the project possibly could get started later this year.

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BATAVIA – Film buffs can head to Water Street Studios in Batavia to catch the Geneva Film Festival Brew and View at 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The event is taking place in the off-year before the Geneva Film Festival returns in 2018. Hosted by Water Street Studios, the event will highlight short, classic, family-friendly, independent films, according to a news release. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m., and films start at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with $5 donations appreciated. No reservations are required. Seating is limited. Nine short films from past years of the Geneva Film Festival will be featured in two blocks, with a 15-minute intermission. • “Rabbit and Deer”: An animated short in which the friendship of rabbit and deer is tested by deer’s desire to go beyond 2-D. • “My Forest”: Includes travels through the forest from the view of a child. • “Sumer”: An animated short about survival in a world that has been decimated, yet hope prevails. • “The Club”: That is not what it initially seems. • “A House, a Home”: Where love is reconciled in a subterranean world. • “Kavinsky”: Where a young man must pass an interrogation to take his Russian girlfriend to dinner. • “Amok”: A school shooting prompts the question of survival together or apart. • “When the Hurlyburly’s Done”: An intense dramatic short. • “The Godmother”: A quickpaced, romantic-action comedy in which a woman is persuaded by her mother to kill her mobster husband. The event is sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission in Geneva. For details on Water Street Studios at 160 S. Water St., visit waterstreetstudios.org or call 630-761-9977.

Furniture Dollies boutique expands By RENEE TOMELL rtomell@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Enjoying expanded new quarters in Batavia is Furniture Dollies, a business that gives a fresh face to vintage furnishings, and also offers a variety of home decor along with personal gift items and accessories. It was founded in 2014 by Paula Carsi, Becky Hoye and Missy Scardina, three Batavia friends who, when looking for larger digs, decided to stay planted in town. Since late summer, their painted furniture boutique has occupied the first floor of a house at 103 N. Washington Ave. (Route 25), a block north of Wilson Street. “We take old furniture and give it a new life, so people can enjoy it,” said Scardina, noting that some of the furniture made today is expensive yet of lesser quality than the pieces they acquire. “We use things from the past. All our pieces are quality. We rarely take anything that is not a good vintage or antique brand name.” The business space includes a painting workshop area where the three collaborate. “We look at the piece and look at the style and the era of it, and we repurpose it accordingly,” Scardina said.

The owners of Furniture Dollies enjoy their new, larger space in Batavia. They are Paula Carsi (from left), Becky Hoye and Missy Scardina, all of Batavia. Photo provided

In the shop, Carsi points out solid, mid-century pieces, along with hutches, dressers, dining tables, chairs, secretaries and an 1850s butler’s desk – just one of their unusual finds. One customer added a granite top to a vintage buffet and turned it into a kitchen island. Carsi said the boutique’s furnishings are “sturdy and have so much character.” She said they do a lot a custom work with designers and clients who bring in furnishings they want transformed, or who check out the on-site storage area filled with unpainted

pieces waiting to be purchased and finished to order. “We love doing radio cabinets … from the 1920s,” Carsi said. “We make them into bars.” The boutique also is home to handcrafted jewelry, scarves, the Fox Valley’s Aroma Roots soaps, fair-trade artisan decorative pieces, purses, artwork and china items. It also carries chalk-based paints and related products that are used to paint furniture, and Carsi teaches howto workshops two Monday nights a month. Carsi said the specialty

paint adheres well and can be used without sanding the existing finish. It can be distressed to bring out the piece’s details, before a wax coat completes the process. She said they have shipped their creations as far as New Orleans and California. The business is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Wednesday. For information, call 630-235-9753 or visit furnituredolliesltd.com.

Batavia plans Kindergarten Preview sessions KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – Elementary schools within Batavia School District 101 will host Kindergarten Preview sessions March 2, with online registration underway for a session. Parents of incoming kindergarten students are strongly encouraged to have their children participate in a session at their future school, according to a news release. To be eligible for kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-​18 school year, children must be at least 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2017. Kindergarten Preview is a one-​h our session during which prospective kindergartners participate in activities as a small group while be-

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Batavia’s public elementary schools will host Kindergarten Preview sessions March 2. ing observed by teachers and parents. During this time, the child’s fine ​motor, cognitive, speech and language skills are observed.

The session provides a positive kindergarten experience to incoming students and offers parents an opportunity to meet school staff members

and ask questions. It is also the start of the District 101 school enrollment process. Parents will begin the kindergarten enrollment process at Kindergarten Preview and will need to bring the following required documents on March 2: • Child’s original county birth certificate • Proof of residency, including real estate tax bill, signed lease or closing agreement/ mortgage • Two items with name and address, such as driver’s license with current address, voter registration card, utility bill To view Kindergarten Preview session schedules and register for a session online, visit www.bps101.net/kindergarten-preview.​


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The Arcada Theatre’s unique characteristics make it a prominent visual feature of downtown St. Charles. More than 90 years ago, owner Lester Norris chose to build the Arcada in a way that would immerse visitors in the architectural style of Spanish colonial revival, which he became fond of while living in Florida. Lester hired builder Elmer F. Behrens to create a building with beige terra cotta masonry, arched windows, a low-pitched, clay tile roof, and small wooden balconies. The stage took on a realistic approach by having the appearance of old streets in Madrid, Spain. Check out the architecture of the Arcada Theatre during the St. Charles History Museum’s ’40s Night at the Arcada on March 23. The night will include music, dancing, food and drinks. Learn more at www.stcmuseum.org

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The delicate clay pot of the potter wasp graces a stem of dwarf honeysuckle growing near the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. Careful pruning of twigs and stems will preserve these and other sorts of egg cases, and help ensure future generations of beneficial insects in gardens and home landscapes.

GOOD NATURED Pam Otto At first unsure of what she was looking at, she soon noticed that the mud was more than just random lumps. Each one was exquisitely crafted, as if shaped by tiny hands, and bore a tiny neck with a tiny lid. But who, or what, was responsible for creating these intricate works? Fairies? Sprites? As it turns out, rather than tiny hands, the structures were formed by tiny claws and mandibles. And each held a tiny treasure inside. At lunchtime Jill and I clicked through our favorite online insect field guide, BugGuide.net, and soon learned all kinds of cool things about her finds, the brood cells, or egg cases, of potter wasps.

Like six-legged artisans, females of the species collect water and mix it with dry soil particles to create the medium in which they work. Each little pot takes hundreds of trips to water and soil sources, the female depositing mud pellet after mud pellet until at last the chamber is ready for the pièce de résistance – an egg, suspended with care at the end of fine thread. But the wonder doesn’t end there. The true value, in human terms, of the potter wasp’s contribution comes with the next step. That egg will soon yield a young, and very hungry, wasp larva. It will need food to grow, so mama wasp makes sure it has plenty. She provisions each separate pot with a good quantity – as many as 11, researchers (or people with X-ray eyes) say – of caterpillars and/or beetle larvae. As wasps are known to do,

she injects each morsel with a paralyzing but nonlethal dose of venom. In this way, the food stays fresh and the little wasp is ensured of an ample supply of, well, grub. Immobilized and eaten alive is not a good fate, for sure, for those prey items. But what’s bad for them is good for gardens and plants, in general. Potter wasps are considered beneficial because of all the leaf-, stem- and root-munching insects, including cankerworms, they collect. This past fall, I repeatedly heard people muttering the phrase, “Wasps are jerks.” More often than not, they were referring to yellowjackets, those ground-dwelling wasps that, indeed, have a tendency to sting first and ask questions later. But the fact is, most wasps do more good than harm. Paper wasps, bald-faced hornets, mason wasps, ichneumons,

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Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, a facility of the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at 630-513-4346 or potto@ stcparks.org. Feedback on this column can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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Some of our area’s more charismatic wildlife are putting on quite a show this winter. It isn’t hard to find bald eagles, in all their majesty, soaring along the Fox River. (Boy Scout Island in St. Charles is one reliable location, as is the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin and Violet Patch Park in Oswego.) Meanwhile, mute swans, a nonnative but undoubtedly eye-catching species, repeatedly have been spotted paddling along the river south of South Elgin, especially in the area of Taly Park on Tuscola Avenue. But while these big animals are making big impressions wherever they fish, flap or float, some very small critters have been busy, too. And their accomplishments are just as impressive – maybe even more so. Take, for instance, the work of Eumenes, the potter wasps. As adults, these guys rarely rate a second look, unless you’re someone either inordinately fond, or afraid, of wasps. Their narrow-waisted bodies are dark, with lighter colored markings that vary in color and quantity depending on species. Their small size – 1/2 to 3/4 inches in length – adds to their ability to avoid detection. As larvae, potter wasps are even less obvious. To have even an outside shot of seeing one, you first of all need to be in the right habitat – namely woodland edges or shrubby fields, but also gardens and agricultural areas. You also have to be moving somewhat slowly, while paying careful attention to the twigs and plant stems you pass. Oh, and you’ll need X-ray vision. As luck would have it, my friend and co-worker Jill Voegtle meets two of those three requirements. In her work as a restoration ecologist, she’s out among the plants just about every day, planting, picking and plucking. And pruning. Just the other day, armed with her trusty and razor-sharp Felcos, Jill was trimming the dwarf honeysuckle out in front of Hickory Knolls in St. Charles when she made an interesting discovery: muddy lumps stuck to the branches.

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ment agencies on the largescale seizure of firearms and weapons including hand grenades, McMahon said. He said Assistant State’s Attorney Lindsay Hatzis received the Kane County Bar Association’s Outstanding New Lawyer Award, and was honored among the Kane County Chronicle’s Best Under 40. He said the trio reflects the overall expertise of the state’s attorney’s office, and expressed gratitude for their work, as well as the full complement of 120 staffers whose accomplishments may go unsung. To read the annual report, visit shawurl.com/30b8. Looking ahead to elections, McMahon said voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during the consolidated primary Feb. 28 and the consolidated election April 4 should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office to report the problems at 630-208-5328. Assistant state’s attorneys will be available to respond to any incidents.

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Geneva church to host free community dinner

GENEVA – A free community dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. The menu will include Southwest chicken and vegetable soup, bread, a salad bar, and peach cobbler. Dine in or take out will be offered. For information, call 630-232-4778.

Genealogy group to host monthly meeting

GENEVA – The next monthly meeting of the Kane County Genealogical Society will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the first-floor meeting room of the Geneva History Museum 113 S. Third St., Geneva. The topic will be “Building a Research Toolbox,” with presenter Thomas MacEntree, according to a news release. Call 630879-0672 or visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs.

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ST. CHARLES – Praising his staff as well as successful cooperation with local, state and federal agencies in helping fight child sexual exploitation, the heroin trade and other crimes, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon Joe McMahon briefed the media on his department’s annual report Feb. 7. McMahon said Backpage. com, a classified advertising website, shut down its section that catered to adult services used to sexually exploit children younger than age 15. Pressure was brought to bear by law enforcement across the country. His department has been prosecuting eight cases, and, so far, six have resulted in sending people to prison. In a related area, the Child Advocacy Center takes incredibly difficult cases and fights

for very young victims who often are abused by somebody they know or in whose care they have been entrusted, McMahon said, citing recent cases involving school staffers and a former police officer. “Every one of those defendants has gone to prison,” he said. Discussion turned to the heroin problem. “The presence and distribution and use of heroin in every region of our county [prompted] aggressive [action],” McMahon said. He said the Chicago region is somewhat the Midwest epicenter for gang and drug activity, with Interstate 90 in Elgin used to transport drugs to places such as Madison, Wis., and Minneapolis. McMahon said gang activity is centered in Carpentersville, Elgin and Aurora most often, with additional concern about the possible dangers as rival gangs travel major roadways in the county. The annual report showed that the civil forfeiture of prop-

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at $3,561 was reported damaged Dec. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Geneva, 3435 Keslinger Road. • Scott A Harris, 55, of the 300 block of North LaSalle Street, Chicago, was charged Jan. 24 with DUI and improper lane use. • John J. Donnelly, 54, of the ST. CHARLES 500 block of North Tyler Road, • Kaitlin C. Sandlin, 24, of the 1400 block of Meyer Street, Elgin, St. Charles, was charged Jan. 21 with driving with a blood-alcohol was charged Feb. 6 with theft. • Latya S. Lewis, 40, of the 9800 content greater than 0.08 percent, driving without headlights when block of South Genoa Avenue, Chicago, was charged Feb. 6 with required, and he received a written theft by deception and deceptive warning for an expired registration. practices of more than $150. • Efrain Aguilar-Lopez, 42, of the BATAVIA • Kenneth E. Bailey, 39, of the 1100 block of Lorlyn Circle, Bat200 block of North Harrison avia, was charged Jan. 28 with Street, Batavia, was arrested Feb. violating an order of protection. 2 in the 1000 block of South Bata• Charles S. Marck, 58, of the 100 block of Stepping Stone Road, via Avenue, Batavia, on a Batavia Police Department warrant for Pocono Lake, Pa., was charged failure to appear related to driving Feb. 1 with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-al- on a suspended license. cohol content of greater than 0.08 • Aaron J. Wendinger, 45, of the 800 block of Woodland Hills percent and speeding. Road, Batavia, was arrested Feb. 2 on a Batavia Police GENEVA • An outside window pane valued Department warrant for failure

to appear related to a driver’s license that had expired more than a year earlier. • Eric A. Wall, 23, of the zero to 99 block of North Mallory Avenue, Batavia, was arrested Feb. 2 on a Batavia Police Department warrant for failure to appear related to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, according to the police report. • Fraud was reported Feb. 2 in the 500 block of East Wilson Street, Batavia, for money transferred in an online money scam. • Beenish S. Mian, 31, of the 400 block of Gregory Avenue, Glendale Heights, was charged Feb. 2 with retail theft less than $300 at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, Batavia. • Anum Mushtaq, 21, of the 500 block of Maple Lane, Lisle, was charged Feb. 2 with retail theft less than $300 at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, Batavia. • Brenda Linares, 25, of the 1000 block of Lorlyn Circle, Batavia, was charged Feb. 3 with driving without a valid license and without motor vehicle insurance on East

Wilson Street, Batavia. • Epitacio Espinosa-Santos, 52, of the 400 block of Robinhood Avenue, Aurora, was charged Feb. 3 with driving on a suspended license and with speeding at least 31 mph over the posted limit on Randall Road, Batavia. • Lani E. Mergen, 33, of the 300 block of Douglas Road, Batavia, was arrested Feb. 3 on a Batavia Police Department warrant for failure to appear related to battery, according to the police report. • Identity theft was reported Feb. 3 in the 400 block of Trout Road, Batavia, for unauthorized accounts opened. • Identity theft was reported Feb. 3 in the 1300 block of Halladay Drive, Batavia, for unauthorized accounts opened. • Vanessa Delgado, 34, of the 700 block of Tinley Drive, Aurora, was charged Feb. 4 with driving on a suspended license and unlawful use of an electronic communication device on Wilson Street, Batavia. • Matthew D. Hartman, 18, of the

900 block of Park Street, Batavia, was charged Feb. 4 with resisting or obstructing a police officer, aggravated assault of a first responder, battery, and underage drinking in the 200 block of Church Street, Batavia, according to a police report. • William E. Ratliff, 18, of the zero to 99 block of North Webster Street, Aurora, was charged Feb. 4 with retail theft less than $300 at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, Batavia. • A vehicle was damaged in the parking lot of Full Moon Bar and Grill, 113 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, according to a Feb. 4 police report of criminal damage to a motor vehicle. • Identity theft was reported Feb. 5 in the 1200 block of Towne Avenue, Batavia, with an account opened in the victim’s name. • The window of a company van and a building window were damaged in the 500 block of Kingsland Drive, Batavia, according to a Feb. 6 police report of criminal damage to property that listed $400 in total damage.

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Drive, St. Charles. A sheriff’s office report stated that a PayPal account was opened without authorization. • Courtney E. Dunteman, 44, of the 39W100 block of Longmeadow Lane, St. Charles, was charged Feb. 6 with domestic battery. A sheriff’s office report stated that she scratched the KANE COUNTY victim’s face and neck area, SHERIFF’S OFFICE while also biting them. • Criminal damage to proper• Criminal damage to propty was reported Jan. 31 in the erty was reported Feb. 6 in the 37W700 block of Route 38, St. 300 block of Evergreen Drive, Charles. A sheriff’s office report Batavia. A sheriff’s office report stated that a dent was discovstated that a car was defaced ered on a resident’s car door. with spray paint. • Fraud was reported Feb. 4 in the zero to 99 block of Yorkshire • Criminal damage to property was reported Feb. 7 in the Court, Sugar Grove. A sheriff’s 36W400 block of Oak Point Drive, office report stated that an unSt. Charles. A sheriff’s office authorized $3,000 charge was report stated that a rock was made on a credit card. thrown through a car window. • Identity theft was reported • Dustin A. Chapin, 31, of the Feb. 2 in the 39W600 block 500 block of Clubhouse Drive, of Terney Square, Geneva. A Bloomingdale, was charged Jan. sheriff’s office report stated 28 with DUI of alcohol with a that a resident received a new blood-alcohol content of 0.08 Discover credit card containing percent or more and failure to a stranger’s name. reduce speed. A sheriff’s office • Fraud was reported Feb. 6 in the 36W800 block of Hawthorn report stated that he crashed a

car he was driving into a water well valve in the 5N800 block of Crane Road, St. Charles. • Fraud was reported Jan. 31 in the 43W500 block of Hughes Road, Elburn. A sheriff’s office report stated that $394,796 had been taken from a bank account without authorization. • A hit-and-run was reported Feb. 1 at Anderson Elementary School, 35W071 Villa Maria Road, St Charles. A sheriff’s office report stated that a vehicle’s front bumper was struck while being parked at the school. • Fraud was reported Feb. 1 in the 39W800 block of North Hathaway Lane, Geneva. A sheriff’s office report stated that a resident received a text message from AT&T confirming an address change, and an iPhone purchase was made on their account. In addition, someone tried to use their Mastercard to withdraw money from an ATM in Indiana, the report stated.

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reported Feb. 7 at Sugar Grove Parkway and Joy Street in Sugar Grove. A police report stated that a call came in for someone being chased by another person, who was in possession of a gun. • Criminal damage to property was reported Feb. 6 in the 200 block of Braeburn Circle, Sugar Grove. A police report stated that a window had been kicked in at a residence. • A residential burglary was reported Feb. 4 in the 200 block of Maple Street, Sugar Grove. A police report stated that a window was shattered and a pistol was stolen. • Fraud was reported Jan. 30 in the 100 block of West Park Avenue, Sugar Grove. A police report stated that fraudulent packages were frequently arriving at a residence. • Blake Stoffel, 18, of the 300 block of Capitol Drive, Sugar Grove was charged Jan. 27 with aggravated DUI, aggravated DUI without insurance, possession of alcohol by a minor and improper lane use. 

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in the 300 block of Mill Street, Batavia, according to a Feb. 7 police report of criminal damage to property, which stated it happened between 7:15 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 a.m. Feb. 7. The estimated cost to remove the paint is more than $100, according to the report.

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• Four cellphones were bought in Des Moines, Iowa, using a victim’s ID, according to a Feb. 6 police report of fraud in the 300 block of Wolcott Lane, Batavia. • Electronics and accessories valued at about $58 were stolen in the 800 block of North Randall Road, Batavia, according to a Feb. 6 police report of retail theft, which noted the items were recovered. • A work bag containing a laptop and umbrella were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 800 block of Twin Elms Lane, Batavia, according to a Feb. 6 police report that stated the empty bag was found in North Aurora. • Katarina D. Contreras, 32, of the 400 block of Batavia Ave., Batavia, was arrested Feb. 7 on a Batavia Police Department warrant for failure to appear related to driving on a suspended license. • Victoria F. Tischer, 34, of the 200 block of North Drive, South Elgin, was charged Feb. 7 with retail theft greater than $300 at Wal-Mart, 801 N. Randall Road, Batavia. • A vehicle was spray-painted


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pink and garnet. Is it worth anything? It has great sentimental value to me. A: Josiah Wedgwood established his pottery in England in 1759. Wedgwood is still in business, now part of Fiskars Group. Bramble pattern was introduced in 1963. The briar rose design was made in several colors and was one of Wedgwood’s popular patterns. Platters were made in different shapes and sizes. The value of your platter is about $70. *** Q: I have a plate with crown mark above the words “Sanderlands & Colley Ltd. England” in a circle. I’ve searched the internet, but I didn’t find any item with the same name or mark. Can you tell me something about this company and how old this plate is? A: The mark is probably Sandlands & Colley Ltd., not Sanderlands & Colley. The company operated Lichfield Pottery in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, from 1907 to 1910. The mark may have been used after that to about 1913 by W. Sandland. Pieces made by Sandlands & Colley occasionally show up online. The monetary value depends on the item’s decorative value. *** Q: I found an old weather-beaten trunk with wood slats on a flat top and metal corners. It has a metal lock with the name E.A. Seagrove. It appears to be some sort of navy officer’s box. The trunk is missing a corner piece and the top is warped. Does it have any value? Should I pay to restore it? A: E.A. Seagrove was a naval outfitter in business in Portsea, Portsmouth, England. The company made brass bound chests and other items. The family business started in 1795 when Edwin’s father, William, who had a textile and drapery business near the dockyards in Portsea, began supplying naval officers with equipment and furniture. The name of the company changed several times as his sons and other members of the Seagrove family joined the business. The name of the business was E.A. Seagrove from 1866 to 1892, when it became Seagrove & Co. If you want to use it, ask a restorer what it would cost

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to put it in shape. Then decide if it can be restored. It has almost no antique value. *** Q: I’d like information about my great-grandmother’s full set of beautiful dishes and serving bowls given to her as a wedding gift in 1876. They are marked “LS & S Carlsbad Austria.” A: This mark was used about 1895 to 1917 by Lewis Straus & Sons, importers located in New York City. Carlsbad was part of Austria until after World War I, when it became part of Czechoslovakia. Today the town is called Karlovy Vary and is part of the Czech Republic. Several factories in Austria, Bavaria, and Germany used “Carlsbad” in their mark. Many pieces were exported to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Sets of china are hard to sell, but you can enjoy the dishes for their sentimental value. *** Q: What’s the current value of a 1920s Master Prophylactic coin-operated dispenser in excellent condition, with keys? It was manufactured by the Norris Co. in Chicago. A: Norris Manufacturing Co. made the Master Prophylactic dispenser beginning in 1920. The company made at least 30 different vending machines and arcade games in the 1920s and 1930s. The

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Axelrod explores politics of Trump and Obama Former senior adviser to Obama speaks at Aurora University By RENEE TOMELL rtomell@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – With flashes of wry humor, David Axelrod, a veteran of American politics and Chicago journalism, spoke Feb. 9 to a packed auditorium at Aurora University. The former chief strategist and senior adviser to President Barack Obama surveyed “From Obama to Trump: American Politics Today” in an armchair exchange with questions posed by Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune. Axelrod covered politics for the Tribune before entering the political arena. The two were introduced by former state Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego. Axelrod also is the author of a best-selling memoir, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” Axelrod, whose father was a refugee from Eastern Europe, said he has been enthusiastic about democracy since he was a little boy reading words by President John F. Kennedy. He would go on to hand out leaflets for Robert Kennedy, and later left journalism to manage

“What worries me is a sense of cynicism sowed about … government, business, labor, media – all pillars of our democracy. The free press is so central to the inception of our republic. [We need] free media to keep watch over the country.” David Axelrod Director of the University of Chicago’s nonpartisan Institute of Politics

a campaign for Illinois’ late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon. “He was one of the most honorable human beings who I knew would make me proud,” Axelrod said of Simon. Axelrod’s many campaign trails led to Obama, and he said he was impressed by the stance against the Iraq war expressed in a 2002 speech Obama wrote. Axelrod said Obama spoke against a war of undetermined losses, length and cost that would unleash sectarian war in Iraq and make America a focal point for terrorism. On a lighter subject, Axelrod said that when “Yes we can” was suggested as a slogan for Obama’s presidential bid, the candidate feared it was a corny phrase. Axelrod said Michelle Obama weighed in: “Not corny.” “[Obama] recognizes talent and har-

monized people very well,” Axelrod said, adding that a time of crisis forges a sense of camaraderie. In the weeks before taking his first presidential oath of office, Obama was dealing with an economy in freefall, and the threat that banking would collapse and add trillions to the debt. He remembers Obama’s quip: “Is it too late to ask for a recount?” Axelrod also recalled the kindness shown to him and his wife by first lady Hillary Clinton in 1999, when she was asked to speak at the epilepsy foundation the Axelrod family recently had started. Clinton, on her own before the speaking engagement, chose to spend a day at a clinic talking to doctors and patients to gain a fuller understanding of the disease facing the Axelrods’ daughter. She went on to help promote a national effort to find a cure.

Looking at the last presidential election, Axelrod said Clinton became an avatar for the establishment versus Donald Trump. He described Trump as “an improvisational figure.” “It’s hard to operate in [the White House] that way,” Axelrod said of Trump. He said one of Trump’s heroes was Flo Ziegfeld, a Broadway impresario and tremendous promoter. “In his mind, the president is always producing a show,” Axelrod said, noting that his approval rating among supporters will hold if he delivers on the promised bounty of jobs in the middle of the country, and health care at lower prices. He said Obama was known for deliberativeness, lack of impulsivity and nuance. Typical of election cycles, voters opted for the antithesis. “What worries me is a sense of cynicism sowed about … government, business, labor, media – all pillars of our democracy,” Axelrod said, citing the term “fake news.” “The free press is so central to the inception of our republic. [We need] free media to keep watch over the country.” Axelrod is the director of the University of Chicago’s nonpartisan Institute of Politics; senior political commentator for CNN; and host of “The Axe Files” podcast.

Hultgren updates work on heroin, opioid abuse By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com After conducting four meetings last summer on heroin and opioid abuse in the 14th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, released a 13-page Heroin Community Action Plan to combat addiction. The new report is a follow-up to Hultgren’s first Community Leadership Forum on Heroin Prevention, held March 7, 2014, in Kane County, the report stated. Since then, Hultgren has been seeking ways to be more effective in preventing and countering heroin addiction, the report stated. The efforts included drug take-back days for unused prescription painkillers, as well as county naloxone programs that save lives by reversing opioid overdose deaths, the report stated. Barriers to treatment remain, however, because of lack of funding for treatment beds and lack of long-term beds, insurance coverage and widespread mental health issues, the report stated.

Know more More information about U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren’s efforts against heroin and opioid addiction are available by visiting http://hultgren.house.gov/heroin. Recommendations included reallocating funds for inpatient addiction treatment in Illinois; supplementing treatment with long-term sober living arrangements to prevent relapse; increasing access to naloxone, commonly known by the brand name Narcan; and giving students an incentive to attend drug prevention presentations, the report stated. Illinois remains near the bottom of states when it comes to drug addiction treatment funding, the report stated. When people suffering from addiction seek inpatient services, the state does not adequately fund treatment centers, the report stated. Hultgren’s report seeks finding

“creative ways to fund expanded access to treatment. … [and] ways to finance more beds.” In 2016, Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, a law that authorizes federal grants to address the national epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse, the report stated. The four meetings over the summer documented what different counties in the 14th Congressional District did – and outlined what still needs to be done going forward, the report stated. Lake County launched “A Way Out,” allowing addicts to come to a police station and bring their drug paraphernalia without any questions asked, the report stated. DuPage County collected 70,000 pounds of unused prescription opioids and launched its own Narcan program. Kane County’s Narcan program saved 32 lives. Lake and DuPage counties are creating a Chicago Opioid Awareness

Task Force involving Cook, Kane, Will and McHenry counties to more accurately classify overdose deaths as caused by heroin or fentanyl. The report identified educating the public as a key area where more work is needed as “many communities, schools and parents do not want to admit they have a problem.” Another key area is that addiction is complicated by widespread mental health issues, according to the report, as people suffering from mental illness – such as depression – use heroin to self-medicate. Heroin is a strong anti-depressant. People in recovery are in need of long-term support to remain sober as detox and treatment are short-term, the report stated. “Individuals who do not get enough detox days and are not offered a sober home living option are the most likely to overdose and die,” the report stated. Hultgren’s report also stated that Narcan should not require a prescription.


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Condolences for the family may be offered Mike lived in Wayne with online at www.never-gone.com/memorials/ his loving wife of 19 years, Michelle, and clancy. countless disadvantaged, orphaned, and areas of litigation and trial practice. For more information, please call Yurs rescued animals. Mike and Michelle shared a deep passion Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060. Mike, or “Clance” as he was known to for helping animals and others in distress. Not friends and teammates, is lovingly rememonly did he have several dogs over the course bered for his enthusiastic smile and bear of his lifetime, but he also spent countless hugs by his wife, Michelle; parents, Wendell hours volunteering and he often opened his and Kay Clancy of Wayne, Illinois; siblings, home to foster dogs. He believed that all Scott, Tim, and Susan (Boles); and 11 nieces animals are deserving of respect, protection and nephews. and love, and he and his wife often adopted Mike Clancy’s remarkable life began in dogs who were not readily adoptable. He Durham, North Carolina on June 29, 1959. actively supported animal rescue and welfare TRAVIS MEYER He graduated from St. Charles High School organizations and, being an attorney, the Travis “Trav” Meyer, age 17, of Maple Park, in 1977, where he was class president and Court Case Dog Program at Safe Humane passed away suddenly in his sleep, Saturday, captain of the varsity hockey and baseball was close to his heart. On Thanksgiving and February 11, 2017. teams. He attended Amherst College in Christmas, you would find Mike walking dogs He is survived by his parents, Brent and Massachusetts graduating with honors in at the shelter. Lisa Meyer; his brother, Tim Meyer; his 1981 while playing on the hockey team. Like Mike was also an accomplished athlete.  paternal grandmother, Linda Meyer; paternal his father, grandfather, and great-grandfaTraveling, flying, theatre and enjoying good ther, he pursued a law degree, graduating food and spirits with friends and family were great-grandmother, Theresa Mangers; three uncles, Scott Meyer, Russ (Bonnie) Meyer from Boston College Law School in 1984. He some of his other favorite activities. Mike and Kevin Meyer; one aunt, Joanne Buchner; practiced law in a large firm in Worcester, will be remembered as the smartest person Massachusetts before founding his own firm in the room; a worthy competitor in golf and many cousins and a family of friends. He is preceded in death by his paternear Cherry Valley, Massachusetts in 1987. hockey, swimming and ping pong; someone nal grandfather, Donald Meyer; paternal He relocated back to the Fox River Valley in who always had a good sense of humor and great-grandparents, Richard Mangers, “Red” 1992 to become a Partner in the family law a twinkle in his eye; and as a kind, compaspractice in St. Charles where he practiced sionate individual who went out of his way to and Violet Meyer; maternal grandparents, Billy and Kay Rumsey; and one uncle, Ralph with his father, brother, and sister. Since help others, giving of his time, professional 2015, Mike operated a successful litigation expertise and sound opinion. His generosity, Buchner and the only one he’ll meet at the Rainbow Bridge,Nikki, the best golden retrievand mediation practice in St. Charles, Illinois. caring and compassion will be truly missed. er a boy could have. He was a frequent lecturer and author in the A celebration of Mike’s life and the hapVisitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.,Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Kaneland Meredith Campus (former Kaneland Middle and Elementary School) , 1N137 Meredith Rd., Maple Park, IL . There will be additional Mausoleums • Markers • Granite • Bronze visitation from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, February 18, prior to mass at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 123 S. County Line Rd. in Maple Park, IL. Private family interment will follow cremation at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Travis’ name. Checks may be Complete Indoor Display • Since 1923 made to the “Travis Meyer Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com. 630-584-0183 Born: June 29, 1959 Died: February 4, 2017

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Healthcare Facility in Geneva with his loving family by his side. He was born September 15, 1932 in Geneva, the son of Elmer and Edith (Johnson) Sandquist. Kenneth raised his family and lived in Geneva for many years. When Kenneth retired from the City of Geneva, he moved to Port Orchard, Washington. Kenneth served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a longtime employee of the City of Geneva in the water department. He was a member of the American Legion in Geneva and was a past president of the Port Orchard, Washington VFW. Kenneth loved to hunt and fish and he was an expert gunsmith. He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his son, Kendall (Melinda) of St. Charles; grandchildren, Justin (Kate), Connor, and Sophia all of St. Charles, and Hannah and Steven of Washington; and many other dear relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Duke; son, Wynn; first wife, Audrey (Albrecht); and second wife, Barbara (Schroeder). A graveside service with full military honors will be held at a later date at Sunset Lane Cemetery in Port Orchard, Washington. Contributions may be sent to the American Legion Post 75, 22 S. Second Street, Geneva IL 60134 or VFW Post 2669, 3100 Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard, WA 98366. Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home, Geneva. For information call 630232-8233 or visit malonefh.com.

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At the age of 85 and surrounded by family, Raymond Arthur Wood passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents; and 3 siblings; as well as his wife, Barbara(Andersen)Wood.  He leaves behind 4 daughters, Debra Slater, Rita Gayman, Susan Metz, and Kristen Johnson; and 8 grandchildren, Amy and Heather Slater, Charlotte, Jarod, Eric, and William Metz, and Logan and Jordan Johnson. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, February 18, 2016 from9:30AM to 11:30AM at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn. A graveside service will follow at 12:30pm at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, IL. Tributes may also be forwarded to Conley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119 oron the web at www.conleycare.com or on our Facebook page.


AURORA – This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1992 comedy classic “Wayne’s World.” The film was based off the popular “Saturday Night Live” sketch and starred Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as two lovable friends trying to promote their public access cable show. Aurora is where Myers, as Wayne Campbell, and Carvey, as Garth Algar, host their public access cable show in the film, and it helped put the town on the map. That’s why, in honor of its 25th anniversary, the whole city will be involved in a six-month celebration of the film.  Jen Rauch, owner of the downtown Aurora art and framing shop If These Walls Could Talk, was the first to have the idea for a festival. “The idea came from just a flashback of where I was 25 years ago,” Rauch said. She felt that it was the least the town could do, considering that it was “mentioned specifically in the movie.” Rauch pitched the idea to the city in the summer of last year and was met with a very positive response.  “They all thought it would be a good idea to do a little something-something, so everybody jumped on board,” Rauch said. “It’s Aurora; everyone loves to party.”  The festival kicked off Feb. 2 with an appearance by Tia Carrere, who played

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Cassandra in the original film. Carrere appeared for a photo shoot in a recreated version of the basement scene from the film, according to a news release. The following day, a movie poster contest for the film was hosted by If These Walls Could Talk.  That is only the tip of the iceberg, though, as the city has a laundry list of events planned for the six-month festival. Upcoming events will include an air guitar contest, a doughnut tasting

event and a Wayne and Garth lookalike contest. The grand finale will be an attempt to have the most people headbanging to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the Fourth of July.  Screenings of the original film also will take place throughout the festival in downtown Aurora at Two Brothers Roundhouse and at the Paramount Theatre. Those with a good eye may also spot cardboard cutouts of Wayne and Garth moving around town. 

“We’re just having fun with it, and we encourage people to have fun and enjoy the party,”  said Marissa Amoni, who works with events and community outreach for the city and had a major part in organizing the events.   Those with any interest in taking part in any of the events should visit auroradowntown.org for more details.  As far as dress code is concerned, Rauch urged anyone interested in attending to “wear your best flannel.”   

Schingoethe Center becomes Smithsonian Affiliate KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com AURORA – The Smithsonian Institution has granted the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University affiliate status, making possible new opportunities for collaborative exhibits, artifact loans, research and educational programs. The Schingoethe Center museum is best known for its Native-American collection, which includes artifacts and artwork dating from prehistory to the present. All indigenous culture areas of North America are represented in the collection, including items from Central and South America as well. The museum also holds a collection of non-Native-American art, much of it from regional artists. The Schingoethe Center is one of only six Smithsonian Affiliates in the state. Others include the Adler Planetarium and the Du Sable Museum of African American History in Chicago, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Smithsonian Affiliates is an outreach program comprising more than 200 organizations across the country that work together to preserve the nation’s heritage, expand knowledge and inspire learning. Affiliates include a wide array of science centers, museums, schools, historical societies, archives, libraries, zoos and aquaria. “We are a small museum, but we’ve always thought big,” said Meg Bero, executive director of the Schingoethe Center, in a news release. “The Smithsonian Affiliates designation is a wonderful way for us to build awareness among scholars and the community of the museum as a resource.” The designation is especially significant to students in the university’s museum studies program who might be seeking internships at Smithsonian museums, she said, adding that access to the Smithsonian’s vast resources may also open up new professional development opportunities for AU faculty and regional educators. “We are delighted to begin this new affiliate partnership with the Schingoethe Center at Aurora University,”

said Harold A. Closter, director of Smithsonian Affiliations, in the release. “The center’s well-deserved reputation and impressive collections tell us much about the diversity and ingenuity of Native Americans and share much in common with collections at the Smithsonian. We look forward to working together to create a greater understanding and appreciation for the historical and contemporary accomplishments of America’s first people and their interconnectedness with all people.” Founded in 1990 with the donation of more than 6,000 pieces of Native-American art, artifacts and related material from the collection of Aurora connoisseurs Herb and Martha Schingoethe, the museum spent its first 25 years in AU’s Dunham Hall, itself a gift from Martha (Dunham) Schingoethe in honor of her family. The center’s rare book collection contains original, out-of-print works by white explorers, military personnel and settlers that describe their impressions of – and encounters with –Native Americans during the 19th century.

Among its holdings are a full set of the Bureau of Ethnology Reports and an original copy of Thomas McKenney and James Hall’s three-volume “The History of the Native American Tribes of North America, 1836-1844.” With its 120 hand-colored lithographs, the book is recognized today as one of the most important documents of Native American history, stated the release. The collection moved to its new location, a state-of-the-art facility in the university’s newly built Hill Welcome Center, in October 2015. The Smithsonian’s Harold Closter will be on the AU campus Feb. 7, to present the museum’s official affiliate certificate. The ceremony will be held in the Crimi Auditorium at 6:45 p.m. His visit will coincide with a reception for the museum’s spring exhibit, “art of facts: Brian Dettmer,” which will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum. The Schingoethe Center of Aurora University is located in the Hill Welcome Center at 1315 Prairie St. in Aurora. For more information, visit aurora. edu/museum.

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Aurora is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie “Wayne’s World.” The festival kicked off Feb. 2 with an appearance by Tia Carrere, who played Cassandra in the original film. Carrere appeared for a photo shoot in a recreated version of the basement scene from the film, according to a news release.

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Share love beyond romance this Valentine’s Day There’s a song from the musical “Hairspray” called “Without Love,” in which the two leads, Link and Tracy, are reunited and confess their feelings to each other. The song compares a world without love to a week of only Mondays, rock ’n’ roll without a drummer, and many more meaningless and horrible things. According to the song, a world without love is a world that none of us would want to live in. Especially since Valentine’s Day just occurred, love is most definitely in the air. With couples going on special dates and jewelry stores advertising flashy and expensive gifts, our culture endlessly promotes fairytale romance and true love –  in my opinion, almost too much. Don’t get me wrong. I’m probably the biggest hopeless romantic you’ll ever meet, and I’m all in favor of elaborate flower bouquets and candlelit dinners. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with finding your soulmate, celebrating them on Valentine’s Day and enjoying the beauty and happiness of romantic love. However, why should we limit Feb. 14 to our boyfriends, girlfriends, crushes and spouses? Why not extend it to all the people we love, since, frankly, the people in our lives deserve a day to be celebrated for how much they mean to us. Love is an incredibly powerful force in all kinds of relationships, and I would argue that it is the basis of every strong relationship. It’s what holds a family together when they are faced with difficult challenges, differences in personality and even physical separation. It’s what creates a friendship between two unrelated people and makes them closer than siblings. It’s what motivates people to let go of their own selfish desires and act in the best interests of someone else. It’s absolutely essential to our lives, and I

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THE WRITE PLACE Emma Chrusciel believe it’s one of the most wonderful emotions to ever be felt by humankind. However, what’s the point of loving someone if they never have any idea of how much they mean to you? Here’s where my suggestion for a revamped Valentine’s Day comes in. Even though Feb. 14 already has passed, I encourage you to do something a little different and show your friends and family just how much you love them. Whether that’s a simple text to say “I love you” or a small gift to express your appreciation, the gesture will reflect what too often goes unsaid in our romance-centric society. Of course, if there’s that special someone you want to shower with affection as well, go for it! However, let’s not neglect the people in our lives that deserve the most but often receive the least. Even though I might not have had a fancy dinner date this year or received any chocolate from secret admirers, I’m encouraged by knowing that the unconditional love of my family and friends is always there. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to share love with those around us, and I believe that it will mean the most at the times when it is unexpected. I hope we never have to live in the loveless world that the “Hairspray” song depicts – rather, I hope we can enter into a society where everyone gets the affection and happiness that they deserve.

Emma Chrusciel is a junior at Geneva High School. In addition to writing, she loves Broadway musicals, playing piano and spending time with her family and friends. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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To the editor: Geneva needs a new library like a hole in the head. You know, like the holes we hear with, breathe with, and eat and drink with. In other words, we need it to stay alive. What will it cost? If you live in a $300,000 home, about the same as a monthly Potbelly’s Wreck with double meat. The library’s meal, however, will cater to your taste and appetite for the entire month. What could be on the menu? Millions of books, newspapers, magazines. Recorded books. Music CDs. DVDs. Free use of computers and the internet, plus access to conventional and 3-D printing. Tech space for STEM projects. Meeting rooms for book discussions and tutorials. Early literacy play areas. Equipment checkout. Outdoor reading/program areas and a commons area. Oh, yeah, and a larger reference section where professional reference librarians help research that new career or your child’s term paper due next week. Not to mention a drive-up dropoff spot and on-site parking. If all the positives don’t sway you,

Write 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 1, St. Charles, IL 60174.

clubs; 24,000 came to programs; computer log-ins topped 15,000; over 600,000 items were checked out; monthly visits averaged 22,000; and nearly 17,000 residents own library cards. Worried about the value of your home? The price of a new library more than offsets its cost when considering what prospective homebuyers look for when checking out a town: Besides schools and doggie runs, a town’s library mirrors its community. During a public hearing, I remember a library board member comparing today’s library to yesterday’s front porch, a communal place where the neighborhood gathers. I love that. I also see today’s library resembling a medieval cathedral; near the town’s center, it reflects the town’s soul. If you didn’t get the Christmas present you wanted, give yourself the gift of education, entertainment and community by voting for the library referendum in April. Pass the word – billions of them.

consider this: The present library resembles a geriatric patient suffering from multiple degenerative diseases. Costly reconstruction won’t work due to infrastructure issues. The building’s landlocked, so forget additions. Operational costs continue to skyrocket. The elevator, along with heating and air-conditioning systems, are on life support. Time to pull the plug. If you think a library functions only to hold books for a few addicted readers, consider this: Last Richard Holinger year, 3,458 people joined reading Geneva

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Geneva tops St. Charles East, clinches Upstate Eight River crown By KEVIN DRULEY editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – Someone from the first family of Geneva boys basketball hoisted a shot Feb. 10 that captivated an overflow home crowd. If this sounds like nothing new for a Navigato, just wait. The usual suspects each had alibis. Geneva senior triplets Devin, Dom and Cole Navigato were recharging in the locker room during halftime of the Vikings’ latest victory. Their older brother, Nate, a 2015 Geneva graduate, was in Toledo, Ohio, preparing for a University of Toledo home game the next day. No, this was the boys’ second cousin, Mikey Navigato, momentarily seizing the spotlight. Could you imagine the bedlam had he swooshed a halfcourt raffle shot for $10,000 instead of sailing it high and wide? “Oh, wow,” Cole Navigato said. “If he hit that, that would have been unbelievable.” On this night, a 74-56 Geneva win against St. Charles East would have to suffice. To be sure, several Vikings expressed disbelief in the ecstasy that accompanied the team’s 26th consecutive win to start the season. It doubled as Geneva’s 10th Upstate Eight River victory, clinching a conference title. “This was a big goal we had. All that undefeated stuff, we weren’t worried about that,” Vikings sophomore point guard Jack McDonald said. “But [winning conference] was a big goal we had going into the season and as the season went on. So we’re going to celebrate this one, but we’ve still got a lot more to accomplish. So we’ve got to keep working.” As the 6-foot-5 Dom Navigato (26 points, eight rebounds, four blocks) shined with an inside-outside array, McDonald showed his own steadiness after enduring an elbow above his eye in the first quarter. Three of his 18 points came amid an admitted blur. As the first-quarter buzzer beckoned, McDonald took an inbounds pass from under the basket and backtracked to the right wing. He had recently returned from the trainer’s room and had but a vague idea of how much time remained as evidenced by a certain hand motion. “I was calling a double screen. I had no clue,” McDonald said. “And then

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St. Charles East’s Zach Mitchell (middle) puts up a shot Feb. 10 during a road game against Geneva. The Saints lost 74-56. someone said something, I looked, and I just shot it.” He just made it, too, providing a nine-point cushion the Saints struggled to dent despite big games from Justin Hardy (19 points, six rebounds) and Zach Mitchell (15 points). Matt Johnston added 17 points for Geneva, helping the Vikings sweep the season series from St. Charles East (15-

8, 6-3 UER). Geneva has three regular-season games remaining before the postseason begins: at St. Charles North (Feb. 17), versus Quincy (Feb. 18) and versus Elgin (Feb. 22). The single-season program record for victories is 30, shared by the 1962-63 and 2014-15 Vikings, which both advanced to the state tournament. Vikings coach Phil Ralston realiz-

es comparisons between this season’s team and the group of two seasons ago are prime currency, but he won’t bite. He’s too busy smiling. “This is far exceeding any of those dreams that we might have had,” Ralston said. “We have the uniqueness of a special bond where these guys have had the right approach for all of our games and we just come out on top.”


By JASON ROSSI ST. CHARLES – What a difference a year can make. In 2016, Lorna Lopez never thought she had it in her to be a bowling state qualifier. This year, the St. Charles East junior made state a reality after posting a 1,166 series at the Fremd sectional tournament Feb. 11. “It’s crazy how things happen,” Lopez said. “Last year, I never saw myself in this position. I had a 140 average, and this year, I have a 180 average.” Lopez’s score at the sectional was good for the fifth and final individual state berth. The Saints tallied a team score of 5,100 to finish seventh at the sectional. The top four teams moved on to state. A 248 in the third game was a big highlight for Lopez. It was also when she believed she had a shot at state – even as the Saints’ hopes of moving on to The Cherry Bowl in Rockford as a team started to wane. “I hoped to be there with my team, but when I realized the team might not go I realized I had to step it up,” Lopez said. “After [my teammates] saw what was happening in the team standings, they looked at the individual standings to see how high up I was and they came over and started cheering for me.” Lopez said countless trips to the bowling alley with her dad, working on picking up spares and other intricacies of the sport, helped her raise her average, which in turn eventually led to the state berth. She had an outing with her dad scheduled Feb. 13 before practicing with East coaches Tom Cole and Brian Wright at Bowling Green in West Chicago on Feb. 14 ahead of state.

“It’s crazy how things happen. Last year, I never saw myself in this position. I had a 140 average, and this year, I have a 180 average.”

GRACE LOBERG Geneva Senior | Girls basketball

Lorna Lopez St. Charles East junior

Why Loberg was selected: “I’m pretty nervous because it’s a new experience for me,” said Lopez, who was scheduled to have practice time at The Cherry Bowl from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. “At the same time, I’m really excited for it.”

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The North Stars posted a 936 score in Game 4 and a 917 in Game 2 at the Fremd sectional Feb. 11, but a 5,102 total and sixth-place finish had them on the outside looking in at the end of the tourney. The top four teams at the sectional moved on to the state tourney, and Schaumburg nabbed the final team spot with a 5,496 pinfall.

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Senior Lizzy Barton had a high game of 226 in the first game at the LaSalle-Peru sectional Feb. 11. She finished with a 1,091 score but missed out on advancing to state tournament. Senior teammate Olivia Cassata posted a 954 score (193 high game) at the sectional.

On senior night Feb. 10, Loberg scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, helping Geneva secure the Upstate Eight River title with a win over St. Charles East. Grace Loberg has done just about everything on the court in Geneva’s gym. After a dominant volleyball season, Loberg finished her basketball career on Geneva’s court on senior night by posting a 26-point, 17-rebound effort in a win over St. Charles East that clinched the conference title. Loberg, the St. Charles Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week, caught up with Kane County Chronicle correspondent Chris Casey to talk about her senior year and the postseason ahead.

in conference when we wanted the win. I think just having that game [against East] be the conference championship was really cool. It was our senior night, our last game [at Geneva], and that made everything have more of an effect.

Casey: How much more, if any, does this postseason mean to you being a senior? Loberg: It means a lot. I know that any game could be my last real basketball game ever because [of playing Casey: What did it mean to you to volleyball at Wisconsin in college]. I win a conference title in your senior want this postseason to last as long as season? it can. I love this sport and it’s going to Loberg: It was super special, espebe the last thing I do for Geneva, so I cially because last year we tied for first want to go out on top. This Athlete of the Week is brought to you by

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Improvement the norm for Sam Munroe By KEVIN DRULEY editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Sam Munroe felt slightly pigeonholed in her role entering her senior girls basketball season at St. Charles East. Numerous summer trips to the gym helped change that. “Last year, I was more of just kind of a 3-point shooter,� Munroe said. “So this year, I tried extending my game to driving and attacking and creating open looks for my other teammates. Doing that has obviously benefited our team and getting everyone else to score.� Munroe, who was voted the St. Charles Toyota Athlete of the Month for January, has maintained her work ethic throughout the winter, guiding the Saints to a 22-5 regular-season record and a top seed in the Class 4A St. Charles East regional, which began Feb. 13. “Sam never gets tired,� Saints coach Lori Drumtra said.

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St. Charles East senior Sam Munroe controls the basketball Feb. 10 during a game at Geneva.

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CAROL STREAM – St. Charles co-op junior gymnasts Emma Grace Redmond-Mattucci and Grace Levita weren’t sure they would return to the girls gymnastics state meet on the uneven parallel bars after their performances to begin the Glenbard North sectional Feb. 8. “Just before [balance] beam, coming off bars, I’m like, ‘Emma Grace, I need a pep talk,’� Levita said. “She’s just there for me. I’m proud of how we build off each other’s confidence.� Redmond-Mattucci and Levita will be there for each other again at state after they qualified automatically with top-five sectional finishes or had atlarge scores. This is Redmond-Mattucci’s third state trip and Levita’s second. Both attend St. Charles North. “Honestly, we just gave each other pep talks,� Redmond-Mattucci said. “Grace and I have been doing this sport

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together for almost 13 years now. We’ve grown up together. It’s just our thing. We’re like sisters at this point. We say a little prayer before each event.� Redmond-Mattucci tied for fourth on beam (9.4) and also advanced at-large with a ninth-place 9.35 vault, 10th-place 9.175 on uneven bars and seventh-place 36.85 all-around in a field with three top-seven 2016 state finishers. Co-op junior Mychaela Guy and freshman Ashley Olea also were individual sectional qualifiers, but they did not move on to state.

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CAROL STREAM – For Geneva seniors Claire Ginsberg and Michaela Allen, their gymnastics farewells at the 2017 state meet will be stories of comebacks. Allen joined the Vikings this season after she stopped competing in club after a knee injury to start her sophomore year. “I got the closure that I didn’t get when I quit club,” Allen said. “Being able to have a happy season and really fun season with an entire team was a really good way to end my gymnastics career.” Ginsberg, Allen and junior Kelly Frank earned individual state berths at the Glenbard North sectional Feb. 8. The Vikings barely missed their ultimate goal of a fourth state team berth in five seasons. Their fourth-place 143.55 score was the highest not to achieve the 144.10 at-large cut for the state meet. “We have worked so hard, just getting all of the difficulty, getting those routines,” Geneva coach Kim Hostman

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GirlsGymnastics.aspx said. “It’s disappointing and hard to have our season stop so abruptly, but all in all I’m really happy with what they accomplished.” Allen tied for fourth on balance beam (9.4) and was fifth in all-around (37.30) for automatic state berths. She also advanced at-large on vault (9.4) and uneven bars (9.25). Her 9.25 on floor exercise during the all-around would have advanced if she were a sectional qualifier. “She had the meet of her life,” Hostman said. Ginsberg was second on vault (9.75), third on floor (9.55) and fifth on uneven bars (9.35) and advanced at-large in all-around (36.95) after overcoming

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St. Charles East’s Sam Munroe connects on a 3-point shot during a game at Geneva on Feb. 10. Once strictly a long-range threat, Munroe has worked to become a more versatile offensive player for the Saints as a senior this season.

Continued from page 38 Munroe helped East to a 7-1 record in January behind a versatile skill set that Saints fans have witnessed in stages since the guard first made the varsity as a sophomore. She harnessed every bit of her arsenal in a 60-second span during a Jan. 24 victory at St. Charles North. With the Saints trailing the North Stars at halftime and in peril of losing key ground in the Upstate Eight River standings, Munroe contributed eight points to a crucial 10-1 run that turned the tide late in the third quarter. She drilled two 3-pointers and converted a layup in transition in about one minute. Munroe credited the extra offseason workouts with Saints assistant coach James Hawkins for assisting with her stamina. “Everything was going really well,” she said. “I was definitely in shape.” Drumtra, who is retiring this year after 11 seasons leading the Saints, also has played a role in Munroe’s shiftiness. “Oh, man,” Munroe said, smiling. “She always wants us to get it into the post. I think she’s really helped to keep me moving a lot. So instead of just

an 8.3 start on beam. Frank’s 9.0 beam matched the at-large cut. The 2014 all-around state champion, Ginsberg was among numerous 2016 injuries as Geneva had no state qualifiers. The day after the sectional meet marked her one-year anniversary of surgery for a torn labrum. “I’m feeling good, feeling like I need some redemption, so I’m excited [for state]. I wasn’t sure how it would go coming back from the injury,” Ginsberg said. “I think the goal is just to have fun, like icing on the cake, and hopefully make it to some event finals.” Also at sectionals for the Vikings were senior Paige Beitzel, juniors Lily Chapman, Holly Friedel and Bailey Pihera, and sophomore Gracie De Vita as individual qualifiers, and junior Kayla Wigdahl in the team competition. “I’m really excited [for state] because I’ve competed with Claire and Kelly since elementary school,” Allen said. “Slowly and surely throughout the season I’ve gotten more skills. By the end I started thinking, maybe [state] on a few events, but I definitely didn’t think all-around.”

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standing and staring, she keeps me moving and really hustling and stuff.” Opponents respect Munroe’s moxie. UER champion Geneva, which handed the Saints their only two league losses this season, knew it would have to contend with Munroe before getting the chance to reign atop the conference. “I love her,” said Vikings senior post Grace Loberg, Munroe’s former AAU teammate with Illinois Lady Lightning. “She’s an awesome player and person.” Double-figure scoring remained the norm for Munroe in January, including 12-point games against Batavia

and Barrington, respectively, and a 16-point night against Elgin. She finished with 21 points in the North game, matching teammate Sara Rosenfeldt for the team high. Before the game, Munroe and classmate Marissa Urso realized the night marked their final meeting with the crosstown rival North Stars, a bittersweet moment. “Marissa and I and all the other seniors, we think before every game, like, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is the last time we’re going to play here,’” Munroe said. “It’s sad, but it gives us motivation to play better.”

“I’m really proud of my beam. I’ve been wanting that score all year and I really pulled it out,” Redmond-Mattucci said. “[Uneven bars] could have had a little bit of cleanup, but I’m happy that I hit [all four events] because that’s always my goal. It was also my goal to make [state all] four years.” Levita had a tense wait until the final sectional Feb. 9 to find out her state fate. She was an at-large qualifier on floor with a 12th-place score of 9.075 – the last advancing score. “I think I did a really good job for how the first two events went. I think I pulled it back with a good attitude,” Levita said. “The [state] goal would just be to go out there and have fun. Floor is all about the presentation.” Redmond-Mattucci has qualified for state twice on uneven bars and floor and also reached state last year in all-around and vault. She tied for 15th on floor (9.325) at state in 2016. She is enthusiastic about her state debut as a beam qualifier. “I just want to hit beam again [at state]. That’s my event this year,” Redmond-Mattucci said.

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Saints send quartet to wrestling state finals BC trio, St. Charles North’s O’Brien also advance to state By TAMMY SWANSON editorial@kcchronicle.com HOFFMAN ESTATES – Focus was the key to success for St. Charles East’s wrestling team at the Class 3A Conant sectional. Despite numerous challenges, the Saints never took their eyes off the prize of getting to the state tournament.  Four wrestlers qualified by remaining gritty and determined at the sectional tournament Feb. 11. “The four guys that got down wrestled tough,” St. Charles East coach Jason Potter said. “The guys that came back and took third lost matches to tough kids early in the day. They stayed focused. “All that matters is you get yourself down [to state] and try to make something happen.” Senior Joe Ruffino advanced to the finals at 106 pounds before suffering his first loss of the season. He fell 6-2 to Niko Bolivar of Oak Park-River Forest, but Ruffino already was a state qualifier by virtue of making it to the medal match. “Coming into [the sectional], my number one goal was to get downstate and I got that goal completed,” Ruffino said. “[The goal] wasn’t to be a sectional champ. My main goal was to be number one on top at state. That’s all that matters.” “Ruffino lost for the first time all year. Sometimes that rattles the guys, so he needs to stay focused and understand a blemish on your record ... doesn’t matter,” Potter said. Both Ruffino and Bolivar battled hard at the beginning of their match and it looked like it could go either way. Bolivar later took control to win the title. “They went hard. We controlled the pace in the beginning of the match,” Potter said. “I think we got a little overaggressive and he just countered us. We know we can beat that kid.” Ben Anderson won his third-place match at 113, beating South Elgin’s Bobby Tornabene with a 22-7 technical fall to go downstate. “Last year, I lost my match to go [downstate] so it feels good to get redemption,” Anderson said. Justin Benjamin was third at 120 with a 13-1 win against Lake Park’s Matt Laygo. It is Benjamin’s second trip to state. This time around he anticipates less jitters. “Last year, I was a freshman and I

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St. Charles East’s Cody Glidewell (left) competes against Notre Dame’s Nick Prozanski on Feb. 11 in a 182-pound backdraw match at the Conant sectional. Glidewell won the match to secure a spot in the state tournament.

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Savion Howard (41-1). Despite the losses, Macias, Termini and Hansen all advanced to the state tournament. Sean McMillan won two backdraw St. Charles East’s Justin Benjamin (left) competes in the 120-pound third-place match against Matt Laygo of Lake Park on Feb. 11 at the Class 3A Conant sectional. Benjamin matches at 152 after a first-round loss but he came up short of making state. won the match for a boost of confidence heading into the state tournament. just had a little taste of state, but this year is going to be a lot better,” Benjamin said. Senior Cody Glidewell, who placed fourth at 182, secured a state berth when he pinned Nick Prozanski of Niles Notre Dame in 4:31 in a wrestleback semifinal. “At the beginning of the year, I would never have expected to be at this point,” Glidewell said. “So just being here and being able to go downstate is a dream come true,” Potter said he knew Glidewell had it in him as long as he stayed on top of his game. “Looking at the bracket, we knew it was possible for him to get through,” Potter said. “He was going to have to wrestle tough.”

Lucson Schneider (126), Louis Gor- St. Charles North The North Stars saw Kolbe O’Brien don (132), Niko Derain (138), Tommy Schroeder (145), Max Hatch (170), Jus- qualify for state at the Conant sectional. After falling in a semifinal at 132 tin Hull (220) and Max Schumann (285) also wrestled at the sectional for East pounds, O’Brien won a pair of backdraw matches and finished third with but did not earn state berths. a 6-0 win against Conant’s Nick Amato. Chad Reynolds (152) and Dominic Burlington Central Washington’s Tyler Delaware and Testa (160) also wrestled at the sectionJacob Warner were all that stood in the al but missed out on making state. way of titles for Burlington Central’s Austin Macias and Erik Hansen at the Class 2A Sterling sectional Feb. 11. Macias lost 3-2 in a hard-fought 126-pound final while Hansen was pinned in the first period of the 195-pound championship match by the undefeated Delaware. Nick Termini made the title match at 132 and was second to Bloomington‘s

Geneva

Michael Donatelli (138 pounds) and Nick Sowers (160) fell in consolation semifinal bouts at the Conant sectional, where wins would have secured state berths for the Geneva duo. Honor Nguyen (113), Kevin Huck (145) and Cole Campbell (220) also competed at the sectional.


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Marmion’s Anthony Cheloni (left) tries for a pin Feb. 11 during the 138-pound third-place match at the Downers Grove North sectional. Colton Drousias. Getting a win against an opponent he had struggled with was the perfect way to get to state for Jaffe. “It feels great because I was 1-2 against him and I lost the last two matches, so to come back and beat him is a big confidence booster,” Jaffe said. “The previous times I was kind of holding back, but I figured out if I attacked I could go get it.”

Jaffe was hardly alone in getting to state as seven teammates finished in the top four at the sectional to move on to the big stage. Nate Jimenez won the 160-pound title. Brad Gross (152) and Peter Ferraro (170) were second, Trevor Chumbley (126) and Anthony Cheloni (138) were third, and Jake Polka (145) and Tyler Surges (195) placed fourth

now I’m ready.” Jimenez placed third at the sectional a year ago and went on to place third in the state at 160. Having state experience will only help as he strives to make his 2017 sectional and state place numbers match up. “I’ve built confidence in myself with my training and technique, so I think things will be different this time around. I’m excited,” he said. “I’m in the best shape of my life and training every day, training in the summer, and I’ve never been more ready, so I’m confident.”

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The Bulldogs saw Justin Major (132 pounds), Seth Winkle (145) and Joe Posledni (160) win first-round matches at the Downers Grove North sectional. It was a good start, but they all came up short of earning state tournament berths. All three fell in quarterfinal matches. Winkle and Posledni each won a backdraw match before bowing out of the tourney.

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DOWNERS GROVE – Michael Jaffe gave a shoutout to his family and teammates for their support at the Class 3A Downers Grove North sectional Feb. 11. Then he planned on putting in a call to older brother AJ Jaffe. After all, it hasn’t been all that long since AJ was in a similar position as Michael – a Marmion sophomore making his first appearance at the state tournament. “He’s in college [at Harvard] right now, but I’m going to call him up when I get home,” the younger Jaffe said. “We were in the same boat sophomore year going downstate, so he’s really going to help me out, and my teammates, too, because they’re always behind me.” Two first-period takedowns and some solid defense after that helped Jaffe capture third place at 106 pounds with a 4-2 win against Mount Carmel’s

to advance. This is the second straight state berth for Jimenez, but it is the first time he will walk into Champaign’s State Farm Center as a sectional champion. “It feels great,” said Jimenez, a junior who improved to 36-6 on the season. “It’s been a goal of mine going down to state as a sectional champion.” Jimenez, also a regional champion, survived a tough sectional to win the title convincingly. After a first-round bye, he won by fall in the quarterfinals, won 7-2 in the semis, and scored a 7-1 win in the championship match. The lone point scored against him in the final came in the last minute of the third period, an illustration of where his confidence level is heading to state. “My dad has been preaching to me this whole year to have confidence in myself because when I’m on, I’m hard to beat,” Jimenez said. “At the beginning of the year my confidence wasn’t where it needed to be, so I built on it and built on it, and

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Geneva tops St. Charles East in regular-season finale By KEVIN DRULEY editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – Geneva girls basketball standout Grace Loberg chose “dedicated,” “humble” and “bubbly” as the three words that best describe her as announced during her senior night introduction Feb. 10. After the Vikings routed St. Charles East 69-48 to earn the Upstate Eight River title, Loberg temporarily added another characteristic. She turned introspective about her Vikings career. “I’ve always idolized this program,” Loberg said, “so it’s so weird to think that it’s almost over for me.” A 6-foot-2 Wisconsin women’s volleyball recruit who has shined on the same home floor during four basketball winters, Loberg closed her final game at the familiar venue in style. Her 26 points, 17 rebounds and four steals helped Geneva to its eighth straight victory entering a Class 4A postseason the Vikings hope to populate for awhile. “Grace is a gamer,” Vikings coach Sarah Meadows said. “I mean, she just battles, and she’s a gamer. I expect that, I guess. I don’t expect anything different from her.” Geneva (22-4, 11-1 UER) anticipated a tight battle from East (22-5, 10-2), whose only other league loss was against the Vikings on Jan. 3 in St. Charles. Geneva’s margin of victory was a mere 11 points that night. In the rematch, the Saints fell behind by that many early in the second quarter and trailed by 25 points at one juncture. “In the first half, they just manhandled us,” East coach Lori Drumtra said. “Literally. We had people bleeding.” Junior guards Stephanie Hart (15 points) and Margaret Whitley (seven) backed Loberg while boosting the Vikings from long range. Geneva’s versatility kept East scrambling, counteracting double-digit scoring nights from Sara Rosenfeldt (15 points, eight rebounds) and Sam Munroe (10 points). Both teams praised the merit of hitting the reset button as the postseason looms. For the Saints, that means the added oomph of hosting a regional, beginning with a Feb. 14 semifinal game against Lake Park. “Restart and get back into where we were and kind of go off into playoff season and make history,” said Munroe, a senior guard. “I’m really excited. We’re going to get a big student section out.” Geneva is the top seed in the Glenbard West sectional – East is No. 4 – and opened the postseason Feb. 14 against regional host Hoffman Estates. “I don’t want to look too far ahead,” Meadows said, “but I feel like we’re playing well right now. We’re playing well when we need to play well.” Should the Vikings and Saints both

“Grace [Loberg] is a gamer. I mean, she just battles, and she’s a gamer. I expect that, I guess.’’ Sarah Meadows Geneva girls basketball coach

win their respective regionals, they would meet again Feb. 20 in a sectional semifinal. “You know what, we may see them again,” Drumtra said. “I hope we see them again because that means we’re in the sectional. You know, we’d have them watch the tape and each person has to kind of say, ‘All right, I need to do this better.’”

ABOVE: Geneva’s Briana Borkowicz goes up for a shot Feb. 10 during a home game against St. Charles East. The Vikings, who won big on senior night, began postseason play on Feb. 14. LEFT: St. Charles East’s Sara Rosenfeldt looks for room to maneuver Feb. 10 during a game at Geneva. The Saints lost 69-48 but could meet Geneva again in the Class 4A playoffs. Photos by Jeff Krage - For Shaw Media


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WHERE: Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles WHEN: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 COST & INFO: $15; 630-584-7200, norrisculturalarts.com ABOUT: The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s accomplished Maud Powell String Quartet and Earl Clemens Wind Quintet will perform classical chamber music. And the new Elgin Master Chorale Children’s Chorus will join the allyouth program, featuring some of the area’s most talented student performers. To learn more about the EYSO and all of its performing groups, visit eyso.org. It draws youth from dozens of local communities.

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ORCHID SHOW

WHERE: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 COST & INFO: Free; info@bataviaorchidsociety.org, bataviaorchidsociety.org ABOUT: The Batavia Orchid Society’s annual Orchid Show and Sale will draw orchid societies from around the Midwest to display flowers for judging, showcasing the variety of shapes, colors and fragrances orchids have to offer. Vendors will bring orchids for sale that aren’t typically available. The nonprofit Batavia group promotes growing orchids as a hobby.

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WHERE: Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, across from Paramount WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19; preshow party at 6 p.m. COST & INFO: $25; $50 package has double LP vinyl record and CD; register at shawurl.com/307d ABOUT: The Leland band will appear at a record release show to launch the vinyl edition of the tribute album celebrating the American blues artists originally recorded in the Sky Club atop Aurora’s Leland Tower in the 1930s. Steve Warrenfeltz of Kiss The Sky in Batavia is among the organizers of “The Leland Bluebird Sessions” record release, bookended by pre- and after-show parties.

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WHERE: Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles WHEN: Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17; show runs to March 25 COST & INFO: Admission is free; info@fineline.org, yellowhouseartists.com ABOUT: Yellow House Artists will present the “Art Matters” exhibit, featuring paintings in oil pastel and oil stick, and opening with a reception for the two dozen artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia WHEN: Through March 5 COST & INFO: Free; waterstreetstudios.org ABOUT: Water Street Studios will display the artwork of two internationally recognized painters, Sergio Gomez and Mario Gonzalez Jr. Gomez explores the human form, and Gonzalez’ work melds urban graffiti art and abstract expressionism. The Kane County Chronicle Gallery upstairs features Dave Martin’s watercolor paintings. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Puebla Modern Mexican, 51 S. First St. in St. Charles, will be one of over 30 restaurants participating in St. Charles Restaurant Week from Feb. 27 to March 3.

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St. Charles gears up for Restaurant Week By VIOLET MARQUARDT editorial@kcchronicle.com St. Charles will host its annual Restaurant Week from Feb. 27 to March 3. For one week, various dining establishments will make room at their tables for guests to come enjoy a meal and receive 20 percent off their bill.  More than 36 restaurants will be participating in this year’s Restaurant Week. Rita Tungare, director of community and economic development for St. Charles, took time to speak with freelance contributor Violet Marquardt about the weeklong event.  Violet Marquardt: How long has St. Charles been hosting Restaurant Week? What was the inspiration to start an event of this caliber?  Rita Tungare: This is our seventh year doing Restaurant Week. Years ago, I think there was just a couple of communities that were doing this, and we were inspired by the notion of bringing people to St. Charles to enjoy the wide range of options we have here. Our intention was to bring people to St. Charles and enjoy all that we have to offer.  Marquardt: What is Restaurant Week? How does it work?  Tungare: Here’s how the program works – a minimum purchase of $20 needs to be made, and then if the patron shows the coupon, they get 20 percent off their meal. That does not include tax, tip, liquor and only works on dine-in meals.  Marquardt: Where can people find one of the coupons?  Tungare: People can print and download the coupon from the city website, get it on their mobile device or use the postcard. We usually send out postcards about Restaurant Week in mid-February and we’ll update the city

Know more For more information on Restaurant Week, visit www.stcharlesil.gov/restaurant-week. website in February as well. We will be running ads in local papers and people can clip that out and bring it in.  Marquardt: Is Restaurant Week usually a booming time for the city of St. Charles?  Tungare: We don’t have hard data on where people are coming from and how many come during the week, but we’ve heard from restaurants that it brings people as far as Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, or even out in Sugar Grove and Elgin. I personally live in Wheaton and I know a lot of people who come out for this.  Marquardt: How do the participating restaurants benefit from Restaurant Week? Tungare: Restaurants inform us that they are busier during ... Restaurant Week. Right now, we have 36 restaurants that have committed, which is the highest number ever.  Marquardt: What do you enjoy most about Restaurant Week?  Tungare: My personal favorite part is how it adds an element of vibrancy to our downtown. It is an event. It is short and sweet [when] the weather is dreary and the holidays are over, so it gives you something to look forward to. And the discount is great. 

■ WHAT: Fine Arts Feast fundraiser ■ WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24 ■ WHERE: Pine Room, Open Range South-

west Grill, 1 Golfview Lane, Sugar Grove ■ COST: $10; preschoolers are free ■ INFO: www.kanelandartsinitiative.org ■ WHAT: “Comedy Knight!” ■ WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 ■ WHERE: Kaneland High School Auditori-

um, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park ■ COST: $10 for adults; $8 for

senior citizens; $5 for students; and preschoolers are free. Seating is reserved. Tickets purchased at the door cost $2 more. ■ INFO: www.kanelandartsinitiative.org where the night’s journey might lead, the audience comes together for an hour or so, sharing laughs and insights that ultimately bring everyone closer together.   “It will be a nice night out for families, and should really be a fun show,” she said.  In addition to the comedy performance, the show will include an exhibit of artwork from 12 selected Kaneland McDole and John Shields elementary school student-artists. The students will be recognized onstage for their work.  Dripps-Paulson said she would be remiss if she did not mention the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s fundraiser dinner that will takes place one day before the Comedy Knight!, on Feb. 24 at Open Range Southwest Grill in Sugar Grove. The event is intended to raise money and community awareness for the Kaneland Arts Initiative. The evening includes dinner, musical entertainment and a silent auction.

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The Kaneland Arts Initiative has found the solution for mid-winter doldrums – a “Knight” of Comedy. Green Room Improv, an ensemble-based theater company that specializes in improvisation, will perform a night of improv from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.  Founded by a group of Judson University students in 1999 after the cancellation of the Elgin school’s theatre program, Green Room Improv has since performed nationally for a wide range of audiences and events. The company currently has residencies in two theaters, the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin and the Cosman Theater in Huntley, where they perform monthly.  According to Kaneland Arts Initiative Director Maria Dripps-Paulson, Green Room Improv’s performance typically works with a common topic in the news. Two teams play off each other in a “Whose Line Is It Anyway”-style of improv.  The audience should be prepared for a fun, family-friendly night of comedy, where all ages are welcome and members of the audience may be called upon to participate in the fun.  According to Green Room website, the improv comedy troupe “takes audience suggestions and true-life audience stories and turns them into hilarious theater pieces right before your eyes!” Green Room performances promise “tons of energy and an unforgettable evening,” the website states. Fascinated by the art of comedy, Dripps-Paulson said audience members come into an evening of improv as strangers, hopefully leaving cares and worries at the door. With no idea

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AURORA – Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a concert by the internationally-renowned band Switchback at Rosary High School in Aurora. The concert theme is “Traveling Down an Irish Road” and will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Rosary High School auditorium, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students. The Rosary High School Parents Auxiliary is offering an optional reception for $10 per person. Enjoy appetizers beginning at 7 p.m. and desserts during intermission. Described as American roots and Celtic soul, according to a news release, Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. The band draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. FitzGerald and McCormack have written many Irish songs that ring as true as the ancient ballads of Finn McCool’s time and yet, as Irish-Americans, their sound carries a musical distillation that rings Irish but with a slight bluegrass reso-

BATAVIA – Writers and lovers of words will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Waterline Writers with readings by five talented wordsmiths at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Water Street Studios gallery in Batavia. In founding the group, Artistic Director Anne Veague and Managing Director Kevin Moriarity, both of BataBarbara via, knew they Barrows didn’t want to replicate a typical writers workshop. “We were talking about how writing [can be] such Donald an isolating Bingle experience,” Veague said. “Nobody hears or sees what you do. There’s nothing exciting to keep you going.” D.C. Brod She said their solution was to create an event-oriented concept, set in a beautiful art gallery, and made festive with refreshments, including treats from Gaetano’s in Batavia and Geneva-made Windmill Ginger Brew, plus beer and wine at a cash bar. Waterline Writers has become a community for authors from a broad area who appear before a crowd of 60 or more. The organizers select about five writers of diverse styles to highlight each month, and there are no critiques.

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Switchback will perform at Rosary High School in Aurora at 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $25 for students. nance, stated the release. Switchback tours throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands, playing more than 200 engagements a year. Their television specials “The Americana Sessions” and “The Celtic Sessions” have aired on PBS stations throughout the U.S. In addition, Switchback regularly presents outreach programs for schools, community events, senior cit-

izen groups and special needs audiences, stated the release. They offer outreach programs on Celtic music, songwriting and music appreciation, as well as music residencies. Tickets are available at www. rosaryhs.com/switchback. Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young women. It is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield. Learn more at www.rosaryhs.com.

Looking forward to spring ... and rosé The winters in Illinois, although milder due to global warming (or the impression of an old wine guy), always make me long for an early spring. Warmer weather, baseball, flowers blooming, green grass and trees. But, most of all ... rosé! Yes, glorious rosé! There’s nothing like a big glass of vibrant rosé shimmering on the deck, with the sun shining in the background and a gentle, warm breeze to celebrate the arrival of spring. And rosés, not the overly sweet white zinfandels, pair beautifully with fruit, salad, cheese and crackers on the deck. And I’ll tell you my secret for these occasions – I chill the wine a little extra and add a frozen strawberry or raspberry

WINE DETECTIVES Tom Minnerick as a garnish on top. As it melts, it’s delightful. Rosés are usually made from syrah, grenache or cinsault grapes. There are even a few wineries making rosé from malbec and pinot noir, although, in general, these blends tend to be drier. The best rosés, for my money, are pale in color with tastes of fresh fruit that have good acidity and aromas of apricots, watermelon or strawberries (depending on the rosé, of course). The better rosés usually come from Cotes de

Provence, France, as you might expect. Although I recently tasted an interesting rosé blend of grenache and malbec from Cardinal Rule in Sonoma that I would recommend. I’m looking forward to Anthony Rizzo blasting another home run at the first Cubs game at Wrigley Field on April 10 while I’m enjoying a great rosé. Let’s all hope it’s a warm spring.

Tom Minnerick is an Elgin resident who has spent 35 years working in the wine industry. “The Wine Detectives” column will run sporadically in the Kane County Chronicle over the next few months. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

If you go ■ WHAT: Waterline Writers

monthly event ■ WHERE: Water Street

Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia ■ WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 19 ■ COST: $5, $3 for students ■ INFO: WaterlineWriters.org “You’re going to hear a short story, an essay, a … literary type of poet or a spoken-word Frank poet, maybe Rutledge someone’s memoir or historical fiction or nonfiction,” Veague said. “People who’ve been there more than once Dawn know that Wiliams what they’re going to hear is going to be good, interesting and varied.” Veague said the Feb. 19 event, the group’s 50th, will present D.C. Brod, “a delightful reader;” sci-fi author Donald J. Bingle, “a good writer [who’s] fun to read;” poet Barbara Barrows, who reveals spoken-word influences; poet Frank Rutledge, whose “work is insightful and funny and very real;” and Dawn Wlliams, who “can put together a little essay on life and how to navigate … life with a sense of humor.” An open mic opportunity begins at 8:30 p.m. with five-minute slots. Veague said it’s popular because previously featured writers often return to take part.

“We were talking about how writing [can be] such an isolating experience. Nobody hears or sees what you do. There’s nothing exciting to keep you going.” Anne Veague, Water Street Studios artistic director

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Giving your best ‘performance’ If you really think about it, most of your life is spent on some sort of “stage.” Giving a presentation at work or wildly explaining an embarrassing moment to friends – Shakespeare’s opinions of “all the world’s a stage” is pretty spot on. As a young whippersnapper, I spent a lot of time in extracurricular activities at Rosary High School in Aurora. Drama club and school musicals were just my cup of tea to indulge the part of my brain that longed to live in a fantasyland. Exhilarated, all of the practice and memorization lead up to the final performance, with the lights beating down on me and music swelling, my heart would leap in a youthful confidence that I was a part of something most excellent. Until one particular performance, I forgot my line. And of course it was a small solo in a song. I remember this moment vividly still to this day. Little Elizabeth having the time of her life on opening night, let her mind wander to the faces of her friends across the stage, and something made me laugh. I allowed myself to chuckle a bit, knowing I was almost up for my big moment and as our musical director cued me with her beautiful piano playing, I forgot my line. Everyone’s eyes were on me, waiting. And I stared, with what I am sure

THE MODERN DOMESTIC WOMAN Elizabeth Rago was a completely dumbfounded look on my face. My family and friends and classmates and multiple boys I had crushes on were witnessing me screw up big time under a bright spot light. I’d like to say that I was brave and chalked it up to opening night nerves, but I know I was upset with myself. I can laugh about that today, thinking how many times I’ve been “onstage” in my adult life, and how often I freeze, lost in what to say. The audience is a lot smaller now, but, oh, how I want to speak with clarity and promise and inspiration, especially with my children. But we don’t always know our lines. There’s no script or hours of practicing, in fact, life is like a regular improv, where it often feels like we are flying by the seat of our burning pants most of the time. What’s refreshing now is that I am getting better at stowing away memorable stories for use later. Getting in an argument with a friend on Facebook, debating with my son about how much screen time he has, or even in the words I write to you today, I find there is one

‘The Cookie Jar’ worth raiding TOM’S COOKBOOK LIBRARY Tom Witom Food writer and freelance cook Liz Franklin doesn’t single out Pistachio Sables as a terrific Valentine’s Day treat for that special someone in your life. But she might have done so with this recipe (below) or just about any one of the 90-plus others in her cookbook “The Cookie Jar” (Ryland Peters & Small). Franklin calls homemade cookies “the ultimate comfort food” – ideal as gifts no matter what the occasion. Readers will find chapters covering baking tips, cookies from around the world and the holiday season. Savory bites also join the mix and include Bacon Bites; Parmesan, Chilli and Marcona Almond Biscuits; and Olive Oil, Rosemary and Sea Salt Crackers. Pistachio Sables, found in the Something Special section, are crisp, crunchy and irresistible.

thing that separates the actress in me from the everyday me. Once I start speaking truly from the heart, taking time to breathe and reflect, my performance becomes much more graceful. I remember the conversations of the past and fine-tune my “presentation.” I am a terrible arguer, but I am a decent storyteller. Year after year, I began to put all my knowledge and the lines I had memorized to bed after each failed performance. My voice became so much clearer when I stopped trying to jam myself into a character that did not fit the original mold of how I was created to be. I reminisce about the young me on that stage, so full of tenacity and a boldness that never asked for forgiveness. After years of adult-ing, with failures and wins and bombed performances alike, as I stripped away the expectations of what I “should” be like according to the world, I found that whimsical girl still lived in my heart. Sure, she was a bit disheveled from years of neglect. But with a little love and tender care, that amusing girl surfaces more and more each day, but now with the wisdom of past failures and giddy wins. Think of a time when you felt that unapologetic boldness and really lived it out loud. I’m not talking a snarky you, rather, a vulnerable you. If that girl is a faded spark in your memory,

1 stick plus 2 tablespoons butter 1-2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar Pinch of salt Seeds from 1 vanilla bean 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup ground almonds 2/3 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, very finely chopped 1 egg white, lightly beaten 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Photo provided

Journalist Tom Witom, who lives in Elgin, has written extensively for years about food and the food industry. Contact him at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

Smitten with domestic life, but not to the point of unhealthy obsession, “The Modern Domestic Woman” author and St. Charles resident, Elizabeth Rago, is a freelance writer who spends her days writing for PB Kitchen Design in Geneva. You can visit her blog at thecircularhome. com or connect with Rago on Facebook at facebook.com/TheModernDomesticWoman. Rago’s column in the Kane County Chronicle runs the first and third Thursdays of the month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@ kcchronicle.com.

PISTACHIO SABLES Makes about 30

Food writer and freelance cook Liz Franklin has written “The Cookie Jar.” Franklin calls homemade cookies “the ultimate comfort food.”

simply focus on that one glimpse and find a way to bring her out into the light and shine her up a bit. I promise you will not be disappointed and as the tarnish of bad moments and hurt feelings and disappointments begin to be cleaned off her face, she will begin to take center stage in your heart. In an effort to get back on the stage, I am excited to share that I have been called to audition for the final performance of “Listen To Your Mother” in Chicago. This live show celebrates mothering by giving a voice to the complex and intense and ugly and humorous moments that are motherhood. I’m nervous, but thankfully this performance requires no memorization – just wild storytelling.

Beat butter and icing/confectioners’ sugar together in large mixing bowl with salt and vanilla seeds until everything is well mixed. Add flour and almonds and work mixture together until it forms smooth dough.

Add coarsely chopped pistachios and knead gently but firmly, until they are incorporated evenly. Form mixture into 2 sausage-shaped logs, about 1 inch in diameter and wrap in plastic wrap, using plastic wrap to help roll dough evenly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or so. Scatter finely chopped pistachios evenly over clean work surface. Unwrap dough and brush with the beaten egg white. Roll in pistachio mixture until they have a fine, even layer of pistachios around edge. Cut into slices about 3/8 inch thick and lay slices on prepared baking sheets, leaving little space for spreading between each one. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and firm. Remove from oven and leave to cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container or cookie jar and eat within one week.


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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com Michael Krebs and Debra Miller appeared as Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, during Meeting the Lincolns on Feb. 5 at the Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles. The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed Maud Powell String Quartet and Earl Clemens Wind Quintet will perform a set of classical chamber music Feb. 19, and the new Elgin Master Chorale Children’s Chorus will appear the same day. Visit norrisculturalarts. com for event information.

RIGHT: Debra Ann Miller portrays Mary Todd Lincoln. Lincoln talks to the crowd Feb. 5 during Meet the Lincolns at the Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles.

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TWO DIFFERENT GENESIS TRIBUTE CONCERTS BY THE MUSICAL BOX: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18, authorized by Peter Gabriel, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. See CALENDAR, page 52

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Michael Krebs portrays Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln shows the notes he received from his generals Feb. 5 at the Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles.

PECHAKUCHA: 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Food and beverage sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets in advance cost $6.50 at ptix. co/2k8Wy4F, and $5 cash at the door. Learn about the speakers at pechakucha.org/cities/batavia. “SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET”: Through March 19, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The Sondheim musical is described as a Victorian-era, pitch-black comedy filled with thrills and terrors. Rated PG-13, it is staged and choreographed by Artistic Director Jim Corti, who staged last season’s Jeff Award-winning best musical “West Side Story.” Shows run Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets cost $44 to $59 at ParamountAurora.com and 630-896-6666. THE WORLD PREMIERE OF AN ORIGINAL DARK COMEDY BY SEAN GRANEY: The Jeff Award-winning artistic director of The Hypocrites theater in Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 to 18, Aurora University in Aurora, opening its new black box studio space in Stephens Hall. “Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher” features five actors, Poe stories and poems and a central narrative about the relationship between feminist writer Margaret Fuller and Poe. Admission is free and there are no reservations. For details, call 630-844-7594. Visit aurora.edu/arts/theatre. BOOKS BETWEEN BITES: Noon Feb. 16, Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. The 90th anniversary of Route 66 will be saluted by Susan Croce Kelly, who wrote two books about the famed highway. People can drop by with their lunch at the free event, and items may be bought at Chapters Coffeehouse & Café in the library. For information, call Becky Hoag at 630-482-9157 or visit booksbetweenbites.com.


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TASTY BURGER TOPPINGS

Sauces hail from around the globe

Aioli, a garlicky mayonnaise from Provence, pairs perfectly with a juicy burger. Javier Armendariz - FreeImages.com

By LINDA BASSETT More Content Now Hamburgers are always a hit. I pulled together some topping recipes from around the globe – Asia, France and Mexico. All taste great on a burger in a soft seeded roll or a big fat bulky roll. Tasty without the roll, too. Slather them on as thickly as you like. The burgers just get better and better. Best part: You never need to turn on your stove to make these. From Asia, there’s raita, a creamy cucumber sauce, and a peanut-y sauce meant for chicken but delicious on a burger, too. From France, two classics: Tapenade, a salty olive spread, and the garlicky mayonnaise from Provence called aioli. We all love traditional Mexican salsa and guacamole, buying them by the gallon. Homemade versions will up your game.

RAITA

Makes about 1 cup. This cool cucumber sauce, made with yogurt, is healthy and luscious.

2 cups plain whole milk Greek yogurt 1 large English cucumber, peeled and coarsely grated 1 teaspoon coarse grain sea salt 2 heaping tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 4 heaping tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint Place the yogurt in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Refrigerate for an hour to drain out any extra moisture. Stir together the yogurt, grated cucumber, cilantro and mint in a bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; chill for 30 minutes. Taste; and stir in salt.

Process all above ingredients together until smooth.

TAPENADE

Makes about 1-½ cups

1 cup cured black or green olives, pitted 2 anchovy fillets 4 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1-½ tablespoons Cognac or brandy, optional 1 tablespoon fresh grated orange zest ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Have all ingredients at room temperature to make this decadent garlic mayonnaise. 8 to 10 cloves garlic, peeled 2 egg yolks salt, pepper to taste 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 1-½ cups olive oil

Puree the garlic in a food processor, tossing the cloves through the feed tube while the motor runs. Add eggs, salt, pepper, lemon juice and mustard, pulsing until smooth. With the machine running, pour a few drops of the oil through the feed tube, then in a slow, steady stream until the mixture thickens. Refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days.

chopped ½ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste Salt and black pepper, to taste Place onion, jalapenos, garlic and avocadoes in a food process. Process in short pulses, mixing coarsely. Add cilantro and lime juice, pulse to mix all ingredients. Taste for seasoning.

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Meet Generation Z, where every moment of childhood can be recorded, shared By JESSICA CONTRERA The Washington Post

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The boys in the YouTube videos always land their bottles perfectly upright. Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half the blue juice. Hold the Powerade bottle by its cap. Flip it into the air and – “Dude!” Max shouts. “It landed!” Max, who is 6, waves his arms in the air. He knows just how to overreact to get his audience excited, what makes them click “thumbs up” and comment and subscribe. He jumps. He wiggles his hips. He does the dab, a dance move that looks like he’s sneezing into his elbow. “Oh, my gosh!” he yells. “That is insane!” But no one is watching. Max’s family is used to hearing him pretend strangers on the internet can see him. In the six years he’s been growing up, YouTube has become the largest platform for children’s entertainment on Earth. Today’s kids have little interest in the well-groomed child actors past generations saw on TV. They want to watch each other. Videos of kids simply acting like kids attract millions of viewers, sometimes billions. Every moment of childhood – getting new toys, tagging along to the grocery store, making up games in their back yards – is material that can be recorded and uploaded. So is it any wonder the children who watch these videos begin to act as if their entire lives are being recorded, too? For the youngest members of the next generation, sometimes called Generation Z, the line between the online world and real life is fading. Parents are having to explain to their toddlers the children whose whole lives they see on the screen aren’t actually their friends. They’re finding their kids methodically “unboxing” their toys, as if they’ve been paid to review them for an audience. “Who are you talking to?” a parent will ask. “The viewers,” their children reply. “For them it’s just normal,” Max’s mom, Shona Cole, said. “It wouldn’t even make sense to him not to film.” Because cameras are all around Max and children of his age. The Coles have six kids, two dogs, three cats and 18 screens, nearly all with “record” buttons. Max’s little brother Mark

Shona and Nikki Nixon, Hope’s mother, were wary. Both had homeschooled their children in an effort to have more control over how they were brought up. Putting their daughters on the internet would expose them to commenters, and could provoke anxieties about how many page views they were getting and how they looked on camera. But they were “say yes” parents, who filled their houses with books and art supplies and opportunities to try new things. They always encouraged their kids to follow their whims, especially the creative ones. “When Matthew wanted to do competitive juggling, we took him to juggling,” Shona explains. “The girls want to do dance, I drive them to dance. What Annie wants is to do YouTube, and we had to support that.” They could use YouTube as a chance for their kids to learn how to stick to a schedule. Their childhood Photo by Erin Hull for The Washington Post memories would be captured forever. Hope Nixon and Annie Cole take an online personality quiz. The 10-year-old best friends And if Shona and Nikki followed the plans they found in online courses are the stars of “JazzyGirlsStuff,” a YouTube channel they started last year. about “the business of YouTube,” their daughters could even make money Adam, who is 3, knows how to start stands in front of two elephants at the from the advertisements that played recording on an iPad. Their 10-yearzoo, telling the camera how they have before the videos. old sister Annie films herself having “really, really, really long trunks, and The positives seemed to outweigh sleepovers, shopping at Target and that’s cool.” the negatives, though they couldn’t be going to Chick-fil-A. It was a completely unremarkable sure exactly what the negatives might “Hey guys!” Annie says, holding 18 seconds – and a foreshadowing of be. The phenomenon hadn’t been out the lens to face herself. “It’s 5 the cultural force to come. around for long enough to know how it o’clock, it’s dinner time so, yeah, I’m Mark Adam adores watching other affects children long term. so excited, I love Chick-fil-A.” little boys who do nothing but open Before long, Annie and Hope were She posts the videos, with her eggs with plastic toys inside. Max the stars of “JazzyGirlsStuff” “Annie’s mother’s supervision, to her YouTube would rather watch another kid play Vlogs” and “Hope’s Vlogs.” A few channel, “Annie’s Vlogs.” They appear Minecraft then play it himself. Annie months later, Hope’s whole family alongside videos from hundreds of doesn’t aspire to meet celebrities but started a channel together called “Suother girls who vlog their lives, too. the girls who get millions of views for perheroKids.” More than 36,000 people will watch braiding hair. The children dress up in costumes Annie in the back seat of her mother’s Kids have always learned by mimand put on imaginative performances, SUV, going through the Chick-fil-A icking their peers. Now, the children just as generations before them have drive-through near her house north watching YouTube are seeing role always done. But now, their play time of Houston. In the world of YouTube, models who don’t just play – they is actually work. that’s not very many. perform. They’re not just experiencing “SuperheroKids” has more than Annie and her brothers never knew childhood, but constantly considering 300,000 subscribers and a six-figure the time before the internet, when kids how their experiences will be perad-revenue stream. Every week, were taught not to talk to strangers. ceived by an audience. there’s a show to put on – a new video Now, they want to share their lives ••• to compete with the more than 1 bilwith as many strangers as they can. It was Annie’s friend Hope who lion others on YouTube. Annie turns the camera toward her first showed her the videos of “chalTheir oldest son, 19-year-old Zane, brothers Max and Mark Adam. lenges” and DIY activities girls their writes scripts, sets up professional “Say hi,” she instructs. age were doing on YouTube. Could camera equipment, shops for props, “Hiiiii,” they say, waving their litthey put five Warheads in their and tediously edits each scene. Hope tle hands at people they’ll never meet. mouths? Could they make their own and her 13-, 7- and 4-year-old siblings ••• green slime? Annie and Hope couldn’t study their lines and spend hours The first video on YouTube was just try the activities, they explained shooting scenes over and over. uploaded in 2005, four years before to their moms, they needed to film Then, their days of labor are transMax was born. The site’s co-founder them. formed into a five-minute video.

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ASK THE DOCTORS / ELIZABETH KO AND EVE GLAZIER At home, eliminate tripping hazards like uneven floors, loose rugs, stray power cords and clutter on floors. Be sure your home, both inside and out, is well lit. Install grab bars and non-skid mats in the bathroom. Keep a flashlight by your bed for nighttime emergencies. Staying fit and flexible makes a big difference. When you get out of a chair, try rising without using your hands. Practice standing on one foot – balance begets balance. Walking backward, which can be a surprising challenge, can help you become more spatially aware. Yoga and tai chi have both been shown to help with balance. Slow and graceful, these exercises not only help to maintain balance, they can improve it. Weight-bearing exercises to strengthen the arms, back and legs are effective as well. Many community centers offer a wide range of exercise classes specifically tailored to people who are older. It’s a great way to get fit and meet people with whom you can exercise in the future. And in case you have any doubt that now is a great time to start working on balance, an intriguing new study backs you up. When researchers analyzed 775 participants between the ages of 30 and 90 over the course of several years, they discovered that the decline in balance actually begins during your 50s.

Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Elizabeth Ko, M.D., is an internist and primary care physician at UCLA Health.

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Dear Doctor: I’m just about to turn 60, which – from what I’ve read – is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Dear Reader: Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being as we age. Unlike a child, who’s likely to bounce right back up and laugh, or an adult, who comes away with a bump or a bruise, a fall for a senior citizen is a serious health risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of people over 65 have a fall each year. In 20 percent of those falls, the outcome is a serious injury, including head trauma. At least 2 million elderly people per year visit the emergency room due to injuries from a fall. Close to 300,000 of them wind up in the hospital with a hip fracture. At its most basic, balance is the ability to evenly distribute your weight and remain in control. We use our ability to balance when we stand, sit, walk, run and perform an infinite range of physical tasks. To achieve and maintain balance, our bodies use a complex set of systems that include muscle strength, sensory input like sight and touch, and a cluster of mechanisms in the inner ear that help with motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation. To prevent a fall, start by reducing your risk. If you wear glasses, make sure your prescription is up-to-date. If you’re on any medication, talk to your doctor about possible side effects that could affect balance.

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Stop smoking and save lots of money Dear Wallace: I read your letter from the mother who quit smoking for the benefit of her children. I also stopped smoking for my soon-to-be-born grandson. It was difficult for me to break the habit because I had been a tobacco slave for over 37 years. I overcame the urge to light up with the help of a hypnotist. I have now been smoke-free for one year. My habit cost me $50 a week. I now put this money into a bank account, and since I bank online I can see all my money that would have gone up in smoke. When I get the urge, I go online and look at my more than $2500! The money I save is for my grandson and any other grandchildren who come along. -- Happy Grandma, Rock Island, Illinois Happy Grandma: This is truly a win-win solution. You’ve reclaimed your own health at the same time that you’re contributing to your grandson’s future. Just being around longer as a loving grandma is your greatest gift to him. I’m sure your letter will inspire others. Dear Wallace: Please end this silly debate and educate your readers at the same time. I do a lot of weight-lifting. Let’s say that I could be addicted to weight training. I enjoy being in good health and also having girls go gaga over me when they see me at the seashore. My girlfriend also is involved in keeping her body strong, but lean. She is a long-distance runner and has participated in the Boston, New York and Los Angeles marathons. When we work out we sweat a lot. My girlfriend refreshes by drinking pure water. During and after lifting, I quench my thirst by drinking various kinds of sports drinks. She says that sports drinks do more harm than good. I disagree. What’s the story? – Atlas, Miami, Florida Atlas: Wow, I’m impressed just by your name. Your namesake in Greek mythology carried the world on his shoulders. Now back to your question. I

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’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace defer to the expertise of Racquel Murphy, a registered dietician in New York City, who says, in essence, that you and your girlfriend are both half right. Someone who is active for less than two hours should rehydrate with pure water, because the body will absorb it better than other liquids. But after longer workouts, sports drinks are better because they contain carbohydrates. These provide extra energy and help the body absorb fluids at a faster rate. Dear Wallace: I’m 17 and work part-time during the school year. I worked a 40-hour week this past summer. I saved most of my money to help pay for college. My mom has the habit of “borrowing” money from me to support her smoking habit. I keep a log of all the money she has borrowed and never repaid even though she always promises to pay me back -- with interest. So far, it’s over $200. My dad keeps trying to get mom to stop smoking and is not happy that I’m helping her support her habit. I love my mother and find it hard to tell her no when she asks me for “a few bucks.” Should I tell her that I love her and that’s why I’m telling her no the next time she hits me up for money to buy cigarettes? I don’t want to lose her early from lung cancer. P.S.: I really don’t care if she repays me or not. She is a wonderful human being, my best friend and a terrific mother! – Kerry, Lake

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mother a big favor if you stop giving her money to buy cigarettes. Cut out this column and tape it on the refrigerator. It might supply the spark to encourage her to end her tobacco habit. Let’s hope so! Dear Wallace: Recently, my best

friend and her boyfriend, both 16, were planning to drive to Disneyland early one Saturday morning and return home very late that same evening. I was thrilled when she invited my boyfriend and me to ride along. Well, my thrill didn’t last too long. When I asked my dad if I could go, he said no immediately. Of course I got upset, especially since he didn’t take time to think about it. All he said was, “Since when do you think you can just jump into a car and take off with a bunch of kids? You never have before, and what makes you think you can start now?” Dr. Wallace, that’s just it! I never get to do anything like this with my friends. I’m not permitted to go cruising, and when I’m on a date I must come directly home after we have a late snack or dinner. After all, I’m a 16-year-old young lady who feels she can’t be trusted. I get good grades and I have never done anything wrong to cause my parents not to trust me. I’d like your opinion, please. – Jenny, Bakersfield, Calif. Jenny: Your father might have been abrupt with his explanation, but I must agree with his decision. According to my map of California, Bakersfield is about 125 miles from Disneyland. That makes for a round trip of 250 miles, which translated to about five hours on the road. That’s a lot of driving for one day. Your father’s decision doesn’t indicate a lack of trust in you; he just doesn’t want to risk your safety to the judgment of a young, inexperienced driver who will be putting in a lot of time behind the wheel on an exhausting day. I think most parents would have made the decision your dad made. While I agree with his decision, I believe he could have given you a better reason for refusing your request. “Since when do you think … and what makes you think you can start now?” doesn’t cut it.

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Mother of heroin addicts seeks help with depression Dear Abby: My DEAR ABBY daughter and son are heroin Jeanne addicts. After livPhillips ing through this hell for 11 years, I have reached my breaking point. My daughter, who just turned 18, is in jail. My heart is broken. Therapists, parent sessions, etc. haven’t helped. I’m 60 years old and should be retiring, but my retirement money was all spent on rehabs, etc. I won’t even go into the many items that were stolen from me. How do I move on? I’m so depressed I can’t get out of bed in the morning, and I cry all day. I don’t want to take meds for depression because drugs have caused all my misery. My marriage is falling apart, too. How do I carry on with this misery? – Miserable in Connecticut Dear Miserable: The way to carry on is to let it go. If you haven’t heard of Nar-Anon, you should check into it. It’s a support group for the family and friends of people who are addicted to narcotics, based on the principals of Al-Anon, which is for the loved ones of alcoholics. Help is as near as your computer. Visit nar-anon.org to find a group near you, and you will find that you are not as alone as you feel right now. Dear Abby: Five years ago, I discovered my wife had been cheating on me with an ex-boyfriend for eight years. We have two young children, so we resolved our differences and decided against divorce. Now she says she wants us to have another baby. I feel I cannot handle a pregnancy with her because of her infidelity. As a hands-on father, I would want to be part of the pregnancy and the complications/changes that come with it. How should I handle this and express to her why I cannot (at this point) have another child with her? – Hands-on Dad Dear Dad: Clearly you are not over your wife’s

infidelity, and frankly, I can’t blame you. The best way to get the message across to her would be during marriage counseling. Dear Abby: Several years ago I gifted one of my nephews, who was serving in the military at the time, with a .38-caliber revolver that had belonged to my uncle and reportedly had been used during World War I. I also gave his older brother a Colt .45 pistol from World War II. The nephew with the .38 revolver suffered from PTSD and died several years ago. The gun went to his father. My question is, shouldn’t I have been asked if I wanted the revolver returned? I didn’t give it to his father but to him. The father has made no attempt to return it to me. Abby, guns with histories are very personal to owners, and this one was doubly personal and an antique. What should I do? – Empty Holster in Texas Dear Empty Holster: Technically, once a gift is given it becomes the property of the person who receives it. Because your nephew is deceased – and I’m assuming his father is his next of kin – the gun became the father’s property. Since the gun has emotional significance to you because of its history, depending upon your relationship with the father, you can ask him to return it -- or offer to buy it back from him. However, there is no guarantee he will agree to your request.

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz sits in her art-filled Washington, D.C., condo. She moved into the $3.25 million property in 2011.

WASHINGTON – Peggy Cooper Cafritz, art patron, education advocate and Washington grande dame, knows what it’s like to live with art and to be forced to live without it. She passionately prefers the former, and in recent years in an ultra-modern condominium in Dupont Circle has elevated the concept into something of an art in itself. “I think it has a mark of home,” Cafritz, 67, said of the two-level apartment she has carved out in a steel-gray and glass building on embassy-lined Massachusetts Avenue NW. “You might say I live in an art gallery, and it could have been that, but it’s a home.” Indeed, it’s a place where young folks – artists and others – are often stopping by to check on her, or bunking in a spare room for a night or weekend. And as every homeowner knows – especially those who have built from ground zero – a home is an ongoing project. With the interior furnished and filled with new contemporary artworks, “I am beginning very, very, very, very slowly to work on the balconies,” said the co-founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and former president of D.C.’s school board. Cafritz is a striking woman with trademark close-cropped hair delicately surrounding an oval face. On this August afternoon she’s wearing a graphic gray-and-white shirt, black pants and black-and-white lace-ups. The shoes are especially brilliant, the white blindingly so, the black a polished obsidian. “I have always liked paintings more than I’ve liked Yves Saint Laurent dresses,” Cafritz said. “So my wardrobe pops are shoes and earrings. Everything in between is a painting.” This is Cafritz six years after the devastating fire that ravaged her eight-bedroom mansion in Washington, D.C., destroying the home she had helped design in the 1980s, when she was married to developer Conrad Cafritz. (They divorced in 1998.) The 2009 fire consumed more than 300 pieces of African-American and African art, including works by giants such as Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, destroying one of the country’s top private collections.

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oxidant pigment anthocyanin, which is normally red or purple but can be modified – often by pH – to produce a truer blue. Alkaline soil, for example, will lead to blue hydrangea blossoms that, in acid soil, might be pink. Red cabbage leaves can similarly edge into blue territory, although with many members of the cabbage family, such as kale or broccoli, a bluish tinge may result from the presence of “bloom” – a whitish, waxy protective covering. You can also find it on bluish leeks, such as Blue Solaise (which turn purplish in cold weather) and on some fruits, such as plums, that would be a deeper, more purple color without it. Blueberries have this covering, too, adding to the fruit’s unusual blueness. Blueberries are one of the few blue foods that are widely accepted – though even they turn purple when cooked. They’ve been

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atmosphere, lit by the sun. One could argue that the difference between looking blue My mother, always very and being blue is a fine point clear in her preferences, did and that on some level all colors not like blue food. I could are a matter of perception, understand that feeling. Wasn’t which varies according to the there something weird about creature that perceives them. the bright blue popsicles of the But there is still a difference be1950s, oddly flavored with coco- tween a solid lump of blue cobalt nut? Or the swimming-pool blue and the shimmering blue of a of curaçao, an orange-flavored morpho butterfly’s wings, which liqueur dyed with artificial is not produced by pigments but food coloring to make it seem by microscopic structures that tropical? And what about blue manipulate the angle of light to M&M’s? Fifty-four years after create a blue iridescence. the famous pelleted candies A few animals – a brilliant were created in 1941, blue ones blue starfish, for one – do have were added to the merry mix. blue pigmentation. The seabird Why did we need those? named the blue-footed booby Blue foods sometimes seem gets its foot color by eating cerunnatural because they raise tain blue-pigmented algae. But suspicions of artificial, synthetic such species are so unusual coloring, but there may be anthat they would barely fill a toy other reason as well. The color boat, let alone an ark. blue is rare in nature. Yes, Earth Blue eyes aren’t even blue. has its vast blue sky (and the They just lack enough pigvast oceans that reflect it), but ment to make them brown. only because of the way we perBlue color in plants is ceive space through the Earth’s commonly caused by the anti-

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s home has a steel staircase railing with a leaf pattern by sculptor Jacqueline Maggi; on the wall hangs “Father I Cannot Tell a Lie” by William Villalongo.

“eclectic with a mark of vintage from the ’30s to the ’50s.” “I feel a commitment to the comfort of my guests and to the comfort of my

Cafritz does her own curating, sometimes with the help of Maggi. “It’s an exhibition design,” Maggi said. “It’s always changing because it’s always growing.” Cafritz has put a few pieces in the building’s stairwell, and a colorful portrait of President Barack Obama – made of cereal – hangs in the lobby. Other works are in storage, some ultimately bound for Ellington. The bold, irreverent collection sizzles with social commentary and moments of sensuality. Artist Kristine Mays’s large black wire sculpture of a hoodie is mounted at the top of the staircase. Its title: “The Entanglement of Black Men in America.” Deana Lawson’s print “Otisha” – a nude woman posed on a couch – hangs on the wall of the rear staircase across from works of D.C.-born artist Iona Rozeal Brown. The shower in the master bath is enclosed by clear glass save for a large silhouette of a woman taking a shower, silhouetted heads of men flowing over her instead of water. The design is by Ellington alum Stanley Squirewell. Cafritz, who has always been a fierce supporter of emerging artists, also has the work of a few other alumni, among them a sculpture of NBA players’ arms by Hank Willis Thomas, who “is having a fabulous career.” He also did the Obama piece in the lobby. “It really has to clench my gut,” Cafritz said of work she buys. “And it has to speak to me, and even if it’s art

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“Reality Check,” a sculpture by Vanessa German on display in Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s living room. It is one of many irreverent pieces of social commentary in Cafritz’s collection.

eye,” she said. “It has to be what I like. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to be inexpensive.” She and Siskin scoured antiques shops, looked at designers’ works and visited stores such as Restoration Hardware, where she found her living room sofa. The living room also includes a built-in stainless-steel bench with plush, deep gray cushions that runs the length of one wall, and two overstuffed chairs from the ’40s. Across the room are circular wooden benches – old seats from a ferryboat station in Hudson, New York – surrounding a Benjamin Rollins Caldwell computer-inspired coffee table, a riot of motherboard parts with a glass top. Cafritz’s dining room table is art, too; its edges and legs drape like the delicate folds of a tablecloth. That’s because “Frozen Cloth Table,” by Deger Cengiz, is indeed a synthetic fiber cloth treated with an “epoxy matrix.” The railings that line the two staircases leading to the second level are stunning leaf-patterned steel panels that also run along the upstairs hallway, as if wrapping the place in an embrace. Cafritz hired Cuban-born artist Jacqueline Maggi, who teaches at Ellington, to create the panels. “I was working with metal and liked the combination, as something that is feminine and soft that’s made in a material that’s hard and sharp,” Maggi said. “In some way, it would connect her to nature and feel that the hard times have passed with the fire.”

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Cafritz took her time rebuilding a home and reconstructing her life. She sued the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority for $30 million after firefighters said poor water pressure hindered their ability to extinguish the blaze, settling last year for an undisclosed amount. She viewed 100 sites in a year or so before moving into the $3.25 million condo in November 2011. Besides its prime location, Cafritz chose the space for what it had – plenty of room – and for what it didn’t. There was nothing there, she said, but concrete and windows. “It was a shell, so it had to be built out completely,” said Cafritz, who worked with Georgetown architect Calvert Bowie and designer and close friend Paul Siskin, based in New York. Wall space for art was a priority in her 4,000-plus-square-foot apartment, with its five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. She bought her first piece of new art not long after the fire, in late 2009 or early 2010, she said. MacArthur “genius” award winner Kerry James Marshall’s drawing of a no-nonsense woman now hangs over a chair made of dominoes in a room with a black baby grand piano. “The woman is a powerful image,” Cafritz said. “It’s an innate power as opposed to a position of power, and it’s something that I think all women have the right to possess.” The apartment was made by joining two units. The wall space was increased by installing sliding panels against some of the walls, providing a way of changing what’s on view. Storage is located behind some panels. “What is unusual [for a Washington high-end apartment] is the industrial aesthetic and the amount of great art,” Bowie, of Bowie Gridley Architects, wrote in an email. Some walls are plaster, some concrete, and all are painted gallery white. The floors are a polished concrete, and Cafritz left the industrial pipes exposed. She also made sure her bedroom overlooks Massachusetts Avenue. The project, which took about four months, is a radical departure from her former home. “I decided that I could never really go back home, so I wanted [the condo] to be completely different,” Cafritz said. Elevator doors open into Cafritz’s entryway, immediately depositing a visitor into an ocean of art. Go right and you’re headed down an art-lined hallway that leads to the domino chair and the Marshall drawing. Go left and an expansive living room opens up, where work hangs from ceilings and sculptures rise from coffee tables. Rugs that explode with color or bask in delicately woven earth tones swim beneath your feet throughout. Cafritz describes the furnishings – some pieces of art in themselves – as

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ABOVE: In Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s home, even the dining room table is a work of art: Deger Cengiz’s “Frozen Cloth Table” is made of a synthetic fiber cloth treated with an “epoxy matrix.”

Continued from page 61 that may have a specific message, it has to be beautiful to me.” Her style is singular, Siskin said. “When you walk through the place there’s no question who lives there.” “I’ve gone through periods of collecting different genres of art, and I think that I found my home, a home for my passion ... in contemporary art,” Cafritz said. “I think I found some political expression there. I found a reaching beyond the edges of art there. I have always had an affinity for reaching beyond the edges, in life as well as art.” That life, lived in bold strokes, has been measured by “tragedy and triumph,” as Cafritz often noted. After years of rebuilding and just as she had found herself emerging from the fire’s tailspin – “I try not to dwell on it, though there are times I will be looking for something and have to say, ‘Oh, that was lost in the fire.’” – she was hit with a wave of new loss: three deaths in eight months. Close friend John Payne, Ellington’s principal, died in October

LEFT: A miniature pope calls an old-fashioned pay phone in the middle of the desert in “Direct-Call” from Buenos Aires art collective Doma. Photos by April Greer / The Washington Post

of a heart attack; Jay Cooper (her nephew who was 34 and running for the D.C. council) died in December, also of a heart attack; and in May, her younger brother, Mario Cooper,

61, an AIDS activist, died. In April, Cafritz, who suffers from chronic back pain, had surgery, her third. She spent weeks in a rehab facility, returning home in June to more

weeks of in-home physical therapy. “I’ve been sick, but I’m well now,” she said, smiling. “You can tell them that.” And the balconies are waiting.


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Continued from page 59 part of North American culture for a long time, unlike the more recently introduced purple corn and purple potatoes, both of them anthocyanin-rich. These have earned some popularity, but

(or any family with a crowded attic, basement or storage unit) might have a harder time achieving Kondo’s goal of “once-in-a-lifetime special event of tidying-up.” Ditto anyone who shops in bulk at Costco. With ultimate respect for Kondo’s goal of beauty, simplicity and perfect closets, here are a few concepts I just can’t get behind: • Cut photographs out of coffee table books. Kondo says if you only like certain photos in a beautiful book, it’s OK to snip them out and put them in a clear plastic folder. (Many of us were taught never to cut up a book.) I’m left to assume that I should then toss the mangled

book. Hopefully, after looking at the photos at a later time, she writes, you will wonder why on earth you saved them and will eventually toss them, leaving you with no trace of the book. • Cover the eyes of your

some find them startling and unappetizing. There are also situations in which purple anthocyanin pigments turn an unappealing blue because of alkaline ingredients – events that are within the cook’s control. Blueberry muffins sometimes progress all the way into the green spectrum if large amounts of baking soda

are used. If green muffins weird out your family at breakfast, baking powder, which is less reactive, can be used instead. Reactive cookware such as iron or aluminum pots and pans can turn red cabbage an odd turquoise. I’ve learned to use stainless steel instead. Here’s another theory: Some people might mistrust

blue food because it’s the color of mold. Were the blue tortillas in the back of the fridge made with blue corn, or are they well on their way to becoming blue garbage? On the other hand, some of the world’s greatest cheeses have been, by injection, imbued (imblued?) with a penicillin mold. The blue veins that

tidy is challenging. Kondo hates tacky labels on things such as toilet cleansers (“loud and ugly,” she writes) and suggests you try to remove them. Good luck with that. I agree that storing toilet paper rolls in a basket or box is a stuffed-animal friends when nice idea, but covering them in a relegating them to the trash. Some cloth is going a bit far. may be hesitant to part with • Spend joyful hours wearing vintage school uniforms. Kondo their tubs of teddy bears that once sat in a baby’s nursery. But says if you are really attached blindfolding each animal before to your uniform, you should put it on and wallow in the sweet tossing? “Once their eyes are memories of your youth. Then hidden, stuffed toys and dolls you can hold onto the memories look much more like objects, but let the plaid skirt and blazer and that makes it far easier to get stuffed into the donation part with them,” Kondo said. • Obsess over bathroom storage. bag. Meanwhile, there’s one She admits keeping the bathproblem. Who can still fit into room and all of its accessories their clothes from high school? result will not cure your pneumonia, but neither will they cause you harm. So if someone offers you a cracker spread with a fine Stilton, Roquefort or Gorgonzola, enjoy! It’s blue. Live with it.

Barbara Damrosch is the author of “The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook.”

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In the recently published “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up,” celebrity organizer Marie Kondo goes into minute detail about all of her de-cluttering directives. The book is a follow-up to her global sensation “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Here, Kondo wrote of the many items keeping homes in a state of disarray, clogging everyday life and robbing one of joy. She struck a chord in a chaotic world, and her ideas became known as KonMari. The first book initiated a flurry

of questions from her tidying disciples about how exactly to achieve minimalist joy. The new book has detailed recipes for more joyful living through her KonMari method, with a little bit of feng shui thrown in. She shows how to fold underwear and how to thank items for their service as you shove them into a garbage bag. She says that sorting through her family’s photos was one of the hardest things she has ever done. Her space-saving approach appeals most to urban dwellers living in tiny apartments. American families living in the suburbs in a four-bedroom house with a two-car garage

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The winner of the 2016 Yeh Online World Bridge Cup was Lavazza, who played in Turin, Italy. The team partnerships were Emanuela Calandra-Norberto Bocchi, Benedicte Cronier-Agustin Madala and Sylvie Willard-Giorgio Duboin. Winning points sometimes seems random, but if you keep pressuring the opponents, things usually work out -- as in this deal played between Lavazza and the Chinese Contract Bridge Association. Madala (South) opened one heart in fourth seat with a hand that fails the Rule of 15: In fourth chair, open if your point-count plus spade length equals at least 15; otherwise, pass out the deal. Over West’s takeout double, Cronier (North) responded two notrump (the Truscott convention) to show a maximum pass with at least four-card heart support. South took a shot at the vulnerable game. West made an inadvisable lead: her trump. Now declarer drew trumps, knocked out the club ace and had 10 tricks: five hearts, two diamonds, two clubs and a diamond ruff in the dummy. Probably, if West had led the spade king, Madala would have made the contract, playing West for a singleton heart because of her takeout double. At the other table, over West’s double, South bid two clubs, which he intended as the Reverse Drury convention, showing a maximum pass with heart support -- he did not see West’s double! Over the double, two clubs was natural. South rebid two diamonds, and North invited game with three hearts, which South, expecting at most three hearts opposite, passed. Declarer also took 10 tricks, but Lavazza gained 10 international match points.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ADOPTION DIVISION MARGARITO JIMENEZ SANCHEZ and ZOYLA GONZALEZ MARTINEZ Petitioners TO ADOPT DARIEL ALEXANDER SOTO, A minor No. 16 AD 90 ADOPTION PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, ADOPTION NOTICE-STATE OF ILLINOIS, County of Kane, ss.-Circuit Court of Kane County. In the matter of the Petition for the Adoption of DARIEL ALEXANDER SOTO, a male child. Adoption No. 16 AD 90. To CARLOS ERNESTO PACHECO, any unknown fathers and to all whom it may concern. Take notice that a petition was filed in the Circuit Clerk of Kane County, 540 Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 for the adoption of a child named DARIEL ALEXANDER SOTO. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of the Circuit Clerk of Kane County , 540 Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before March 4, 2017, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. Name: CUNNINGHAMLOPEZ LLP Attorney for: Petitioners Address: 120 W. Madison St. Suite 611 City: Chicago State: Illinois Zip: 60602 Telephone: 815-923-2107 Attorney No. 6306808 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1262957

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M&T Bank, Successor by merger to Hudson City Savings Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. Miguel Perez; Elena Perez; PNC Bank, National Association, s/b/m to National City Bank; Banco Popular North America; The First National Bank of Chicago; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Case No. 16 CH 200 39W909 Silver Glen Road, Saint Charles, IL 60175 Judge Moran PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as a defendant(s) therein and praying for a judgment of foreclosure and sale and other relief, that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending

been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before March 27, 2017, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on March 28, 2016. /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court Ellen C. Morris (6308804) MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Email: MDKIllinoisFilings@manleydeas.com /s/ Ellen C. Morris One of the Plaintiff's Attorneys (Published in the Kane County Chronicle February 16, 23, 2017 and March 2, 2017) 1265503

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS In Re Marriage of Blanca Flores Plaintiff vs. Armando Flores - Hernandez Defendant. CASE NO. 16 D 1284 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff (s) naming you as defendant (s) therein and praying FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE and for other relief, that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action of this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before March 13, 2017, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on January 30, 2017 Name: Robert W. Smith Attorney for: Blanca Flores Atty Registration No: 02653117 Address: 75 Market St., Suite 1 City, State, Zip: ELGIN, IL 60123 Phone: 847-931-5060

INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO: CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Marino Lopez who died on August 31, 2016, a resident of 232 S. Lincoln Avenue, Aurora, Illinois. 2. The representative for the estate is: Heriverto Lopez. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Mark M. Berardi, 207 South Water Street, Wilmington, IL 60481. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before August 9, 2017. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Representative, or both Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim tiled with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On January 3, 2017 an Order Appointing the Representative was entered. 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 (744 ILCS 5/6/21). 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

/s/ Signature of Executor Heriverto Lopez

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1264098

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS No. 17 MR 130

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that on March 24, 2017, in Courtroom No. 250 of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter may be heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for the change of name of CATHERINE MARY RUSSO to CATHERINE MARY CREAMER, pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-10.

Dated January 31, 2017 at St. Charles, Illinois.

/s/ Catherine M. Russo (Published in the Kane County Petitioner Chronicle February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1264097 February 9, 16, 23, 2017 Kane County Chronicle 1264116

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF (DECEDENT): Name: Marino Lopez Address: 232 South Lincoln Avenue City, State, Zip: Aurora, IL 60505 Date and Place of Death: August 31, 2016 Aurora, IL Case No. 16 P 647 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO: CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 17 MR 134 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that on March 31, 2017, in Courtroom No. 250, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter may heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for


No. 250, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter may heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for the change of name of Shirzad Stephen Gorjinia to the new name of Stephen Gorjinia pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq. /s/ Shirzad Stephen Gorjinia Petitioner

the attorney within 10 days after it INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION be mailed or delivered to the Repre- not filed within that period is

been filed. TO: CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, sentative and to the attorney within barred. Copies of a claim filed with 70 CLASSIFIEDhas 2017 HEIRS • Kane KCChronicle.com 10 days after it/has been filed. the Clerk must be mailed or deliv5. •On Thursday, 1/17/2017, anFebruary Order Admit- 16, UNKNOWN AND County LEGATEES Chronicle

ting the Will to Probate 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may filed 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 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). (Published in the Kane County 7. Within six (6) months after the Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you 2017) 1264055 may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of PUBLIC NOTICE the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8. The estate will be administrated SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates indepenKANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS dent supervision administration by IN RE THE PETITION OF: filing a petition to terminate under John David Albertsen-Knaub Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Plaintiff/Petitioner Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4) vs. John David Albertsen Signature of Executor Defendant/Respondent /s/ Michael Pech, AVP Case No. 17 MR 088 First American Bank PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having Published in the Kane County been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFEN- Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, DANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED 2017 1262088 ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the PUBLIC NOTICE plaintiff(s), naming you as defenIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE dant(s) therein and praying SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Reason for Publication KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1) Name Change and for other relief; that summons IN THE MATTER has been issued out of this Court OF THE ESTATE OF against you as provided by law, STEPHEN W. WENNMACHER and, that this action is still pending 1071 Almond Drive and undetermined in said Court. Aurora, IL 60506 NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file Date and Place of Death: your answer or otherwise make 12/12/2016 Aurora, Illinois your appearance in said action in PUBLICATION NOTICE this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Court on or before 3/3/2017 AN TO: CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE EN- (ONLY) 1. Notice is hereby given of the TERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have death of Stephen W. Wennmacher hereunto set my hand and affixed who died on 12/12/2016, a resithe Seal of said Court on Jan 18, dent of Aurora, Illinois. 2017. 2. The Representative for the estate Thomas M. Hartwell is: Stephanie Wennmacher, 403 Clerk of the Circuit Court Huntington Ct., Oswego, IL 60543 (SEAL) 3. The Attorney for the estate is: G. Alexander McTavish (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, 10 W. State Street, Suite 200 Geneva, IL 60134 2017) 1260940 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before 8/28/2017. Claims against the estate may be PUBLIC NOTICE filed with the Clerk of the Circuit IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Charles, IL 60174 or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS filed within that period is barred. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Copies of a claim filed with the ANNE G CONYNE Clerk must be mailed or delivered 432 Wing Park Blvd to the Representative and to the atElgin, IL 60123 torney witin 10 days after it has Date and Place of Death: been filed. 09/14/2016, Elgin, IL 5. The estate will be administered Case No. 17 P 28 without Court supervision unless an PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION interested party terminates indepenTO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UN- dent supervision administration by KNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate 1. Notice is hereby given of the Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). death of Anne G Conyne who died /s/ Stephanie W. Wennmacher on 09/14/2016, a resident of El- Signature of Executor gin, Kane County, Illinois. (Published in the Kane County 2. The Representative for the estate Chronicle February 16, 23, March is: First American Bank, 218 W 2, 2017) 1265377 Main St, Dundee, IL 60118. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: PUBLIC NOTICE James M Kiss, LTD, PC IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 96 N Kennedy Dr, of THE SIXTEENTH Carpentersville, Illinois 60110. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 4. Claims against the estate may KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS be filed on or before August 2, 2017. Claims against the estate IN THE MATTER OF THE may be filed with the Clerk of the ESTATE OF: (DECEDENT): Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd. JOHN T. JERRARD St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the 232 N. Jefferson Street Representative, or both. Any claim Batavia, IL 60510 not filed within that period is Date and Place of Death: barred. Copies of a claim filed with November 13, 2016 – Geneva, IL Case No. 17 P 72 the Clerk must be mailed or delivPUBLICATION NOTICE ered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION has been filed. TO: CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, 5. On 1/17/2017, an Order Admit- UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the ting the Will to Probate 6. Within forty-two (42) days after death of the date of the original Order AdmitJohn T. Jerrard

1. Notice is hereby given of the death of John T. Jerrard who died on November 13, 2016, a resident of Batavia, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Glenore G. Jerrard, 232 N. Jefferson Street, Batavia, IL 60510 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Carl F. Safanda, 111 East Side Drive, Geneva, IL 60134 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before August 30, 2017. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-0112 or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On February 2, 2017 an Order Admitting the Will to Probate was entered. 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), 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/81). 8. The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle February 16, 23, March 2, 2017) 1266431

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF (DECEDENT): Name: Michael W. Clancy Address: 6N977 Brewster Creek Circle City, State, Zip: Wayne, IL 60184 Date and Place of Death: 02/03/2017 Wayne, Kane Co., Illinois Case No. 17 P 91 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1.Notice is hereby given of the death of Michael W. Clancy who died on 02/03/2017, a resident of Wayne, Kane County, Illinois. 2.The Representative for the estate is: Michelle S. Clancy 6N977 Brewster Creek Circle, Wayne, IL 60184 3.The Attorney for the estate is: John J. Hoscheit / Hoscheit, McGuirk, McCracken & Cuscaden, P.C. 1001 E. Main Street, Suite G, St. Charles, IL 60174 4.Claims against the estate may be filed on or before August 17, 2017. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Representative, or both Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On 2/9/2017 an Order appointing the Representative was entered.

5. On 2/9/2017 an Order appointing the Representative was entered. 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). 7.Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8.The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). /s/ Michelle S. Clancy Executor

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 16, 23, 2017 March 2, 2017) 1266093

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE THE MATTER OF: Amy Dulmage gonzalex on behalf of Scott Alexander Becker CASE NO. 17 MR 132 NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME To: Shawn Becker 411 Leah Lane Woodstock, IL 60098 Notice is given you, the public, that on March 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Scott Alexander Becker, a minor, by Amy Dulmage Gonzalez, his/her biological mother and next friend, will request that this Court change his/her present name of Scott Alexander Becker to the name of Scott Alexander Dulmage. The hearing will take place at 719 South Batavia Avenue, in Geneva, Illinois. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1264741

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Richard A. Missing, Sr. Deceased Case No. 2016 P 136 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: Creditors and Claimants 1. Notice is given of the death of Richard A. Missing, Sr., who died on November 10, 2016 a resident of Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate and his/her address is: Richard A. Missing, Jr. of 217 S. Lake Street, Grayslake, IL 60030. 3. The attorney for the estate and his/her address is: Strohschein Law Group, 455 Dunham Road, Suite 200, St. Charles, IL 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before August 9, 2017. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

ered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On January 4, 2017, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and/or Appointing the Representative was entered. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 28-4) (Published in the Kendall County Record on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1264646

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C.U.S.D #303 St. Charles Set to Destroy Special Education Records Active temporary special education records of Community Unit School District #303, St. Charles dated 2014-15 school year and 20152016 school year have been digitized and stored electronically. As a result, the paper copies of all temporary records for students who have active IEP's are set to be destroyed. These paper records will be destroyed on or after March 15, 2017. However, official copies of all destroyed paper records will be maintained electronically so that a parent or student can request a copy of his/her child's special education record in accordance with the Illinois School Student Records Act, and relevant rules and regulations. Special Education records may include: reports of psychological or social work evaluations, reports of multi-disciplinary planning conferences, reports of annual reviews, copies of individual educational programs, or other verified information of clear relevance to the education of the student. If you have questions about the policy and procedures which govern District 303 student records please contact the Laurel O'Brien, Executive Director of Instructional Interventions at 331228-6732. (Published in the St Charles Kane County Chronicle on February 16, 2017) 1265462

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST CONSOLIDATED PRIMARY FEBRUARY 28, 2017 *** NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with the Election Code of Illinois, ILCS 5/24A-9, the Kane County Election Authority, located at 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, Illinois, Building B, will be conducting its public test of its automatic tabulating equipment on February 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The public test is open to representatives of the political parties, the candidates, the press, and the public. Kane County Election Authority DATED: February 8, 2017 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 16, 2017) 1265407

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NOTIFICACIÓN DE ENSAYO PÚBLICO ELECCIÓN CONSOLIDADA PRIMARIA 28 DE FEBRERO, 2017 *** POR LA PRESENTE SE DA NOTIFICACIÓN de que el “Ensayo de Equipos de Tabulación automáticos" requerido bajo el Código Electoral de Illinois ILCS5/24A-9 será llevado a cabo a las 9:00 a.m. del Martes 21 de Febrero, 2017 en el edificio “B” del Centro Gubernamental del Condado Kane, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, Illinois. De acuerdo con los provistos del Código Electoral, los representantes de los partidos políticos, los candidatos, la prensa y el público en general tendrán derecho a estar en asistencia. Autoridad de Elecciones del Condado de Kane FECHADO: 8 de Febrero, 2017 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 16, 2017) 1265399

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Public Notice is hereby given that the following are regular monthly meetings for the Village of Virgil Board and Committees scheduled for 2017. All meetings are held at 7:00 p.m.at the S.S. Peter and Paul Parish Center, Meredith Road, Virgil, Illinois. Board Meeting: January 12, February 09, March 09, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 7, October 12, November 09, and December 14. Committee of the Whole: meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, scheduled as needed if there is an agenda. Waste Water/ Storm Water Committee: meets on the first Thursday of the month, scheduled as needed if there is an agenda. Plan Commission: meets on the first Tuesday of the month, scheduled as needed if there is an agenda. Zoning Board of Appeals: meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, scheduled as needed if there is an agenda. Comprehensive Land Use Plan Rewrite: meets on the third Tuesday of the month, scheduled as needed if there is an agenda. Building Zoning and Roads Committee: meets on the Tuesday before 2nd Thursday of the month, scheduled as needed if there is an agenda. Katie Kralka Village of Virgil Clerk 630-365-6677 01/17 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 16, 2017) 1265475 Check us out online

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certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Darin Anderson Business Advancements located at: 956 South St, Elgin, IL, 60123 Dated: 2/10/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

located at: 39 W 108 Campton Hills Dr St Charles, IL, 60175 Dated: 1/27/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1263980

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(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 16, 23, Public Notice is hereby given that 2017 and March 2, 2017) on Thursday, January 26, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of 1266123 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: PUBLICATION NOTICE County Line Farms Public Notice is hereby given that on Friday, January 27, 2017 a located at: certificate was filed in the office of 50W372 Peterson Road the County Clerk of Kane County, Maple Park, IL, 60151 Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, Dated: 1/26/2017 conducting and transacting the business known as: /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk Addix Sales (Published in the Kane County located at: Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, 2308 Tracy Ln 2017) 1262071 Algonquin, IL 60102 PUBLIC NOTICE Dated: 1/27/2017 ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk Public Notice is hereby given that (Published in the Kane County on Thursday, January 19, 2017 a Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, 2017) 1262627 Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the PUBLIC NOTICE business known as: ASSUMED NAME Deb “N” Cher's Professional PUBLICATION NOTICE Home Staging Public Notice is hereby given that located at: on Thursday, January 26, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of 1501 Colchester Lane the County Clerk of Kane County, Aurora, IL, 60505 Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, Dated: 1/19/2017 conducting and transacting the business known as: /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk breathe . in . essentials (Published in the Kane County located at: Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, 120 Cobbler Ln 2017) 1260677 Sugar Grove, IL, 60554

Public Notice is hereby given that on Friday, January 27, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Dated: 1/26/2017 PUBLIC NOTICE Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, /s/ John A. Cunningham ASSUMED NAME conducting and transacting the PUBLICATION NOTICE Kane County Clerk business known as: (Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given that ALEXME PAINTER & Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, on Friday, January 27, 2017 a CONSTRUCTION CO. certificate was filed in the office of 2017) 1262070 the County Clerk of Kane County, CAN'T GET ENOUGH located at: Illinois, setting forth the names and BEARS NEWS? 520 W GALENA BLVD, 2FL addresses of all persons owning, AURORA, IL 60506 conducting and transacting the Get Bears news business known as: on Twitter by following Dated: 1/27/2017 @bears_insider Helfrick Recruiting /s/ John A. Cunningham located at: PUBLIC NOTICE Kane County Clerk 2721 Wessex Drive West Dundee, IL, 60118 ASSUMED NAME (Published in the Kane County PUBLICATION NOTICE Chronicle on February 16, 23, Dated: 1/27/2017 2017 and March 2, 2017) Public Notice is hereby given that 1265466 on Friday, January 27, 2017 a /s/ John A. Cunningham certificate was filed in the office of Kane County Clerk the County Clerk of Kane County, PUBLIC NOTICE Illinois, setting forth the names and (Published in the Kane County addresses of all persons owning, Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, ASSUMED NAME conducting and transacting the 2017) 1263965 PUBLICATION NOTICE business known as: Public Notice is hereby given that Broderick Development PUBLIC NOTICE on Friday, February 10, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of ASSUMED NAME the County Clerk of Kane County, located at: Illinois, setting forth the names and 39 W 108 Campton Hills Dr PUBLICATION NOTICE St Charles, IL, 60175 addresses of all persons owning, Public Notice is hereby given that conducting and transacting the Dated: 1/27/2017 business known as: on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 a


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Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, yconducting and transacting the business known as: LR Compliance Services located at: 913 Gosselin Circle Batavia, IL, 60510 Dated: 1/31/2017

a/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk , (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1263975

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Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, yconducting and transacting the business known as: Mohawk Renovations located at: 2261 Feltes Ln Aurora, IL 60502

aDated: 1/18/2017

,/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, 2017) 1262668

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Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and of all persons owning, addresses y conducting and transacting the business known as:

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PlasticJarStore.com located at: 95 N 17th St St. Charles, IL 60174 Dated: 2/7/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 16, 23, 2017 and March 2, 2017) 1265367

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Public Notice is hereby given that on Friday, January 27, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, yIllinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Project and Process Solutions located at: 381 Fountain Ave, Elgin, IL, 60124

aDated: 1/27/2017

located at: 381 Fountain Ave, Elgin, IL, 60124

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located at: 309 South 13th Street St. Charles, IL 60174

Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 a Dated: 2/6/2017 certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, /s/ John A. Cunningham /s/ John A. Cunningham PUBLIC NOTICE Illinois, setting forth the names and Kane County Clerk Kane County Clerk addresses of all persons owning, ASSUMED NAME (Published in the Kane County conducting and transacting the (Published in the Kane County PUBLICATION NOTICE Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, business known as: Chronicle on February 16, 23, 2017) 1263985 2017 and March 2, 2017) Public Notice is hereby given that Willow Works Media 1265440 on Thursday, February 09, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office located at: PUBLIC NOTICE of the County Clerk of Kane County, PUBLIC NOTICE 418 Willow Lane Illinois, setting forth the names and Geneva, IL, 60134 ASSUMED NAME addresses of all persons owning, ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE conducting and transacting the PUBLICATION NOTICE Dated: 1/24/2017 business known as: Public Notice is hereby given that Public Notice is hereby given that on Monday, January 30, 2017 a /s/ John A. Cunningham Happily Inspired on Friday, January 27, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of Kane County Clerk was filed in the office of certificate the County Clerk of Kane County, located at: Illinois, setting forth the names and (Published in the Kane County the County Clerk of Kane County, 39 W225 Acres Pl., addresses of all persons owning, Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, Illinois, setting forth the names and Geneva, IL, 60134 addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the 2017) 1262073 conducting and transacting the business known as: Dated: 2/9/2017 business known as: Shlimon Odisho Trucking PUBLIC NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham FOBRAS LANDSCAPING Kane County Clerk COMPANY located at: ASSUMED NAME 26 Creekside Circle Unit A (Published in the Kane County PUBLICATION NOTICE located at: Elgin, IL, 60123 Chronicle on February 16, 23, 520 W GALENA BLVD, 2FL 2017 and March 2, 2017) Public Notice is hereby given that AURORA, IL 60506 Dated: 1/30/2017 1266131 on Friday, February 3, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the Dated: 1/27/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham County Clerk of Kane County, IlliKane County Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE nois, setting forth the names and /s/ John A. Cunningham addresses of all persons owning, Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County conducting and transacting the ASSUMED NAME Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, business known as: PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County 2017) 1263970 Chronicle on February 16, 23, Public Notice is hereby given that Top Quality Detailing 2017 and March 2, 2017) on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 a 1265461 PUBLIC NOTICE certificate was filed in the office of located at: the County Clerk of Kane County, 1508 Laurel Ct. ASSUMED NAME Illinois, setting forth the names and Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the Dated: 2/3/2017 ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that business known as: PUBLICATION NOTICE on Thursday, January 26, 2017 a /s/ John A. Cunningham certificate was filed in the office of JBS ENTERPRISE Kane County Clerk Public Notice is hereby given that the County Clerk of Kane County, on Wednesday, January 25, Illinois, setting forth the names and located at: addresses of all persons owning, (Published in the Kane County 2017 a certificate was filed in the 435 ERICKSON COURT conducting and transacting the Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, office of the County Clerk of Kane PO BOX 8019 2017) 1264767 County, Illinois, setting forth the business known as: names and addresses of all persons ELBURN, IL 60119 owning, conducting and transactSilver Lead Technology Advisors Dated: 2/7/2017 ing the business known as: PUBLIC NOTICE located at: /s/ John A. Cunningham Greg's Hand Wash and Detail ASSUMED NAME 1502 Winners Cup Circle Kane County Clerk St Charles, IL, 60174 PUBLICATION NOTICE located at: (Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given that 1910 West Plum St Dated: 1/26/2017 Chronicle on February 16, 23, on Monday, February 6, 2017 a Aurora, IL 60506 2017 and March 2, 2017) certificate was filed in the office of /s/ John A. Cunningham 1265419 Dated: 1/25/2017 County Clerk of Kane County, the Kane County Clerk Illinois, setting forth the names and /s/ John A. Cunningham PUBLIC NOTICE (Published in the Kane County addresses of all persons owning, Kane County Clerk Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, conducting and transacting the business known as: 2017) 1262074 ASSUMED NAME (Published in the Kane County PUBLICATION NOTICE Executive Ink Art Collection Chronicle on February 16, 23, 2017 and March 2, 2017) Public Notice is hereby given that PUBLIC NOTICE located at: 1265459 on Monday, February 6, 2017 a 1365 N. LaFox St. ASSUMED NAME certificate was filed in the office of South Elgin, IL 60177 PUBLICATION NOTICE the County Clerk of Kane County, PUBLIC NOTICE Illinois, setting forth the names and Dated: 2/6/2017 Public Notice is hereby given that addresses of all persons owning, ASSUMED NAME on Thursday, January 26, 2017 a conducting and transacting the PUBLICATION NOTICE certificate was filed in the office of /s/ John A. Cunningham business known as: the County Clerk of Kane County, Kane County Clerk Public Notice is hereby given that Illinois, setting forth the names and Jess Hanson Massage on Friday, February 3, 2017 a ceraddresses of all persons owning, (Published in the Kane County tificate was filed in the office of the conducting and transacting the Chronicle on February 16, 23, County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- located at: 2017 and March 2, 2017) nois, setting forth the names and 1601 E Main St #1B business known as: 1265432 addresses of all persons owning, St. Charles, IL 60174 Valerio's General Contractor conducting and transacting the Dated: 2/6/2017 business known as: located at: PUBLIC NOTICE 259 Beach St Handyman Home Services /s/ John A. Cunningham Aurora, IL, 60505 ASSUMED NAME Kane County Clerk PUBLICATION NOTICE located at: Dated: 1/26/2017 720 Lafayette St (Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given that Aurora, IL 60505 Chronicle on February 16, 23, on Monday, February 6, 2017 a /s/ John A. Cunningham 2017 and March 2, 2017) certificate was filed in the office of Dated: 2/3/2017 Kane County Clerk 1265447 the County Clerk of Kane County, (Published in the Kane County Illinois, setting forth the names and /s/ John A. Cunningham PUBLIC NOTICE Chronicle on February 2, 9, 16, addresses of all persons owning, Kane County Clerk conducting and transacting the 2017) 1262072 business known as: ASSUMED NAME (Published in the Kane County PUBLICATION NOTICE Chronicle on February 16, 23, Extravagant Painting PUBLIC NOTICE 2017 and March 2, 2017) Public Notice is hereby given that 1265455 located at: ASSUMED NAME on Friday, February 3, 2017 a cer309 South 13th Street Find. Buy. Sell. PUBLICATION NOTICE tificate was filed in the office of the St. Charles, IL 60174 All in one place... HERE! County Clerk of Kane County, IlliEveryday in Public Notice is hereby given that nois, setting forth the names and Kane County Chronicle Classified addresses of all persons owning, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 a Dated: 2/6/2017 Dated: 1/27/2017

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County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- Dated: 1/27/2017 nois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, /s/ John A. Cunningham conducting and transacting the Kane County Clerk business known as: (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 16, 23, Living Image Solutions 2017 and March 2, 2017) located at: 1265465 2694 Berkshire Drive Geneva, IL 60134

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Dated: 2/3/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

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Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 a (Published in the Kane County certificate was filed in the office of Chronicle on February 16, 23, the County Clerk of Kane County, 2017 and March 2, 2017) Illinois, setting forth the names and 1265452 addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as:

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located at: 401 S 1st, Unit 308 Public Notice is hereby given that St. Charles, IL 60174 on Thursday, February 2, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Dated: 1/31/2017 Illinois, setting forth the names and /s/ John A. Cunningham addresses of all persons owning, Kane County Clerk conducting and transacting the business known as: (Published in the Kane County PRESTON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY Chronicle on February 16, 23, 2017 and March 2, 2017) 1265426 located at: 3440 ANTOINE PL PUBLIC NOTICE ST CHARLES, IL 60175 SUPPLEMENTAL Dated: 2/2/2017 ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk Public Notice is hereby given that on Monday, January 30, 2017 a (Published in the Kane County certificate was filed in the office of Chronicle on February 16, 23, the County Clerk of Kane County, 2017 and March 2, 2017) Illinois, concerning the business 1265456 known as CLOVE TECHNOLOGIES

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, January 12, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Right On Time Tax Service & Business Solutions located at: 833 North Avenue Aurora, IL 60505 Dated: 1/12/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 16, 23, 2017 and March 2, 2017) 1265379

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Krishnam P Raju and Udaya P Raju have ceased doing business under the above named business and has no further connection with or financial interest in the above named business carried on under such an assumed name. Dated: 1/30/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on February 9, 16, 23, 2017) 1264043 Wake up with Kane County Chronicle 5 days a week. For Home Delivery, call 800-589-9363

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Public Notice is hereby given that on Monday, January 30, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Public Notice is hereby given that Illinois, concerning the business on Friday, January 27, 2017 a known as certificate was filed in the office of Triad Services the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and located at 39W142 Warner Lane, addresses of all persons owning, Geneva, IL, 60134 which certificonducting and transacting the cate sets forth the following business known as: changes in the operation thereof: RODRIGUEZ LAW CUT

Dated: 1/27/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham

such an assumed name.

Dated: 1/30/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Friday, February 3, 2017 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Tonye Tariah Holistic Fitness and Health Coaching located at: 1750 N Marywood Ave #305 Aurora, IL 60505 Dated: 2/3/2017 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

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located at 39W142 Warner Lane, Geneva, IL, 60134 which certificate sets forth the following changes in the operation thereof:

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located at: 520 W GALENA BLVD, 2FL AURORA, IL 60506

and has no further connection with

or financial interest in the above CLASSIFIED named business carried on 71 under

Krishnam P Raju and Udaya P Raju have ceased doing business under the above named business and has no further connection with or financial interest in the above named business carried on under such an assumed name. Dated: 1/30/2017

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