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Seven charged with drinking underage KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com

GENEVA – A party early Jan. 1 resulted in seven people being charged with underage drinking at a house on the 1300 block of Miller Road, according to Geneva police reports. Ryan P. Mallon, 20, of the 1300 block of Miller Road was charged with possession of 2.5 to 10 grams of marijuana and underage drinking. Other Geneva residents charged with underage drinking were Keili L. Maxon, 18, of the 1100 block of Cheever

Avenue; Nicholas L. Faught, 20, of the 300 block of South Harrison Street; Michael G. Becht, 20, of the 1200 block of Herrington Road; Jason C. Adams, 20, of the 2700 block of Patton Avenue; Erin E. Deane, 20, of the 300 block of South West Avenue, Elmhurst; and John P. Landry, 20, of the 39W600 block of Harvey Square, Blackberry Township. Some received local ordinance tickets with $250 fines; others had state charges filed and various court dates assigned, according to court records.

By BRENDA SCHORY

bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A Chicago man was charged with two felonies for allegedly making a false report of an armed robbery to police and making a false 911 call, according to Geneva police. Derrick L. Orr, 25, of the 100 block of North Mason Street, also was charged Jan. 9 with criminal damage to government property, also a felony. Each felony carries a penalty of between one and three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. According to police reports, Orr called 911 from his cellphone to report an armed robbery, saying that his wife had her purse snatched while they were in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods, 618 Commons Drive, and the man was

8LOCAL BRIEFS LivingWell, Razny Jewelers team up to fight cancer

GENEVA – LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and Razny Jewelers have teamed up to reward those who take time to support cancer survivors in our community. As part of LivingWell’s eighth annual Winter Wine Festival, the jeweler is sponsoring an exclusive Rolex Raffle featuring a Rolex timepiece valued at more than $7,000. The raffle is open to the public. Visit www.lwwinterwinefestival.com/raffletickets to purchase a raffle ticket, and LivingWell will send you your ticket number. Tickets also may be bought at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva or by calling 630-262-1111. The drawing will be held during the Winter Wine Festival on Feb. 16. Entrants

do not have to be present to win.

Geneva Park District to host FUN-damentals Camp

GENEVA – The Geneva Park District will host a Chicago Bulls FUN-damentals Camp starting Feb. 5 at Harrison Street School, 201 N. Harrison St., Geneva. The camp is a four-week session designed to improve every aspect of a young player’s game. The camp is open to boys and girls. Grades four through six will meet Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Grades seven though eight will meet Tuesdays from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. The cost is $100 for residents and $120 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required. For information or to register, call the Geneva Park District at 630232-4542.

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running toward Crate and Barrel, “armed with something metal.” Geneva and St. Charles police responded but did not find anything related to a crime, according to reports. Then the call was lost, and they could not reconnect. Tri-Com Central Dispatch used a GPS to find Derrick L. Orr that the call originated from the northwest corner of Randall and Bricher roads, reports state. Police determined it was a false complaint. St. Charles police later located Orr in the Lowe’s parking lot, and he was charged. Orr was released after posting $500 bail. His next court date is Friday.

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS • The web poll results on page 3 of the Jan. 16 edition of the Kane County Chronicle require clarification. The question should have read, “Would you enjoy being part of a reality TV series?” • The birthdays listed on page 27 of the Jan. 16 edition of the Chronicle were listed incorrectly. The birthdays listed were for Oct. 16. The Chronicle regrets the error.

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Teen writing workshop at Batavia library Tuesday

WHAT: Teenagers are invited to hone their creative writing skills and, if they choose, share their work with others during a teen writing workshop. Christine Edison, Young Adult librarian, facilitates the workshop and offers a few writing exercises and writing tips. No registration is required. WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. INFO: For information, contact Edison at cedison@bataviapubliclibrary.org.

Fashion show at EvenFlow Music on Jan. 24

WHAT: Jane Pabon Boutique will host a fashion show to benefit CASA Kane County. Doors open for paid guests at 6 p.m. for cocktails, and a fashion show begins at 7 p.m. The doors open to the public at 8 p.m. The show will feature fashions from Jane Pabon’s Boutique along with a raffle for prizes. The first 50 guests to register for the event will receive a special gift bag. Tickets are $25 per person

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and include the fashion show and one raffle ticket. Raffle tickets will also be available during the evening for $5 or six for $20. Specialty signature drinks and appetizers by EvenFlow will be available, and 50 percent of the sales will be donated back to CASA. WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 WHERE: EvenFlow Music, 302 W. State St., Geneva INFO: Tickets for the event can be purchased by contacting Lauren Egan at legan@ casakanecounty.org or 630-444-3108. For information on Jane Pabon Boutique, visit www. janepabon.net. For information on EvenFlow, visit www.evenflowmusic.com.

‘Who Knew?’ program in St. Charles on Saturday

WHAT: A program, “Who Knew?” is set. The program is for ages 10 and older, and those ages 10 to 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The cost is $5 for residents and $7.50 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required. WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center,

3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFO: For information, visit www.stcnature.org.

Swing Set Preschool celebrates 40th birthday

WHAT: Swing Set Preschool will celebrate its 40th birthday at an event. There will be games, ice cream and pizza. Children’s musician Bill Hooper will perform from 6 to 6:30 p.m. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday WHERE: 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd., St. Charles INFO: For information, call 630-443-8570.

Winter bird watch at Hickory Knolls

WHAT: The Kane County Audubon Society will host a road birding winter bird watch. Participants should meet at the nature center to carpool. WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday WHERE: Hickory Knolls Nature Center in St. Charles INFO: For more information, call Jerry Hope at 630-3771444.

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Commission upholds building classification By ERIC SCHELKOPF

eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Over the objections of Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, the Batavia Historic Preservation Commission has decided to stick with its recommendation to upgrade the historical classification of a building at 106 N. River St. from “contributing” to “significant.”

Commissioners Monday voted 3-2 to keep its recommendation in place. Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Phil Bus broke a 2-2 tie by voting in favor of the recommendation. Commissioner Cathy Searl abstained from voting because she has done work for the Larson Becker Co., which owns the property. “The building is 100 or

so years old,” Bus said. “I thought it represented the agrarian part of Batavia’s history.” The commission’s recommendation now will go to the Batavia City Council Community Development Committee and then to the full City Council. Schielke voiced concerns about upgrading the property’s historical classification.

Board to use ‘normal procedures’ to hire animal control director By JONATHAN BILYK

jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The County Board is seeking applicants for the job at the top of the county’s animal control department. Tuesday, the County Board paved the way for the application process to begin because the board changed the official job description for the post. In 2011, the board had altered the job description to require the next animal control director to be a veterinarian. But this month, the County Board reversed that decision, stipulating that it seeks an administrator to run the department’s business affairs while leaving the care of animals in the department’s custody to other employees and a contracted veterinarian. The board indicated it intends to pay the animal control director about $60,000 a year. County Board Chairman

Chris Lauzen, meeting with the County Board in closed session Tuesday, also presented the board with a name of a candidate for the post. The board discussed the matter behind closed doors for more than 30 minutes. After the meeting, Lauzen declined to identify the candidate. But he said he was forwarding to the board a candidate recommended by Barbara Jeffers, interim Kane County Health Department director. Talking points made available to reporters by a county spokesman before the meeting provided details about the candidate, noting the administrator candidate had “Kane County business experience,” was a nuclear submarine captain with 35 years of “management consulting experience,” and is an “experienced manager in developing best practices for billing and collections.” After the closed door meet-

ing, Lauzen said the board would not vote on hiring an administrator until the county went “through the normal procedures.” However, Lauzen said hiring an animal control administrator remains one of his top priorities because the department has about $800,000 in outstanding billings that need to be collected. Without an administrator to oversee collections for items such as animal registration and rabies tags, the department cannot make a $186,000 mortgage payment due this year for the animal control facility in St. Charles Township. Lauzen acknowledged that in ordinary circumstances, he first would hire a full-time health department director to oversee the hiring of an animal control administrator. “But there’s all that work just sitting there, and it needs to be done,” Lauzen said. “That is a fire going on right now that we need to put out.”

school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of St. Charles utilities. Students must submit an application and essay of 500 words or less that addresses their choice of one of three utility-related questions. Ap-

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“There is no historical significance other than the signs on it,” Schielke said. Schielke had given commissioners a history of the building and the surrounding area, explaining how the area previously was frequented by farmers to obtain feed and farming equipment and bring milk to the nearby creamery. He is concerned that the

proposed classification of the building could hinder potential redevelopment of the property. “That is probably a prime site for redevelopment in the near future,” Schielke said. The commission is doing a district survey update of historical properties. Some properties are upgraded in their classification, while others are downgraded.


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Kiva to seek Kane County approval Attorney: Center respects Campton Hills’ decision, but will move forward By ASHLEY RHODEBECK

arhodebeck@shawmedia.com CAMPTON HILLS – Residents this week cheered when the Campton Hills Village Board denied annexation to an alcohol and substance abuse facility, but the 4-2 vote has not thwarted such plans for the former Glenwood School. Steven Elrod, an attorney representing Kiva Recovery, said Wednesday that his client plans to take its case to Kane County. “My client was disappointed because it presented a highly professional, factbased proposal with significant benefits for the village,” Elrod said. “However, we respect the decision of the Village Board. They exercised their discretion, as it has the right to do in matters of annexation. We regret that a majority of them were not able to separate fact from fear. The objectors raised numerous unfounded fears while we presented facts that were backed up by expert testimony. Our intention is to present the same professional, fact-based case to Kane County.” Elrod said Kiva will proceed immediately. Tim Harbaugh, executive director of the Kane County Department of Facilities, Development and Environmental Resources, said Kiva had

“... [The Village Board] exercised their discretion, as it has the right to do in matters of annexation. We regret that a majority of them were not able to separate fact from fear. The objectors raised numerous unfounded fears, while we presented facts that were backed up by expert testimony. Our intention is to present the same professional, fact-based case to Kane County.” Steven Elrod

Attorney for Kiva Recovery not contacted the county as of early Wednesday afternoon. Kiva asked Campton Hills for annexation and a specialuse permit. Annexation would not be an issue at the county level. Some citizens publicly supported Kiva at village meetings, but the opponents were more aggressive in mounting a campaign against the facility. Objectors circulated antiKiva literature at meetings, left fliers on car windshields, created an anti-Kiva website and a few even hired lawyers to fight the issue. Many residents asked for an advisory referendum, but Trustee Mike Millette – who voted against the annexation – said it wasn’t needed. “I consider the postcard survey to be statistically significant,” he said before Tuesday’s vote. The survey, sent to households with the December newsletter, indicated about 75 percent of respondents opposed Kiva. The survey had a response rate of

about 42 percent. Trustee John Strauss, who favored Kiva with Trustee Jim Kopec, said Kiva was a worthwhile facility. He described the opposition as a not-in-my-backyard mentality and said the majority isn’t always right. Having Kiva in the village could be financially beneficial, especially if state funding changes, he said. “If we vote no,” Strauss said, “… we lose the right to negotiate.” Campton Hills negotiated 33 protections and benefits. Conditions included a more than $7 million financial benefit to the village over the 20year annexation agreement, and they limited Kiva to 96 patients who would receive treatment for only alcohol and substance abuse. The village also required Kiva to regularly perform drug testing on employees and patients and provide 24-hour, on-site security when patients are on campus.

public, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 27. For information on the IAEA Student Show, visit www.ilaea.org.

program. PLTW is a science, technology, education and math program at the high school and middle schools in D-303. In addition to locating its business headquarters in St. Charles, Bison Gear and Engineering further supports the community through organizations such as the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and other charitable groups through BisonCares.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Art Education Association student show set in Aurora AURORA – The Illinois Art Education Association Student Show, which includes a selfportrait by Marmion alumnus Daniel Klug (2012), will be on display in the Dr. Scholl Exhibit Mezzanine at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora, throughout January. The show is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days. A reception, also open to the

Chairman donates $26K to St. Charles foundation

ST. CHARLES – Bison Gear and Engineering Corporation Chairman Ron Bullock has donated $26,000 to the Greater St. Charles Education Foundation. At his request, the donation will benefit St. Charles School District 303’s Project Lead the Way

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With traditional zoning, Harbaugh said, the county has the ability to make applicants commit to various conditions. However, the county

would focus on zoning-related issues, which is more limited than the authority the village had with its annexation agreement. After Tuesday’s vote, village President Patsy Smith told the several dozen citizens in attendance that although they got what they wanted, consequences – such as county approval – could follow. “Time will tell the impact of last night’s decision based upon the petitioner’s future actions,” she said Wednesday.

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Mike & Miguel’s restaurant closes

Batavia Public Library to hold FAFSA workshop

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nweskerna@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Mike & Miguel’s Cantina and Grill, a local hangout and Mexican restaurant in Geneva, has closed, but a new restaurant may take its place soon. Ellen Divita, economic development director for Geneva, said the restaurant closed two or three weeks ago, but someone already has applied for permits to open what Divita believes to be another restaurant. The building is at 308 Anderson Blvd. in Geneva. Mike & Miguel’s opened in 2003 as a carry-out eatery and expanded in 2004 to include a dining area. The restaurant was known for its authentic Mexican fare paired with American dishes. City Administrator Mary

McKittrick said the owners of Mike & Miguel’s sold the business to new owners, who hope to open a business soon. Divita said overall, 2012 was a healthy year for business activity in Geneva. She said the city’s downtown went from a 15 percent vacancy rate to a 9 percent vacancy rate. She said 83 new businesses opened in Geneva in 2012, 37 of which were in downtown Geneva. At the same time, numerous businesses expanded, Divita said. She said many of the new or expanded businesses in the downtown area are restaurants or bakeries. “We’ve had a lot of restaurant development in the last few years, and we’ve had a lot of bakeries that are really unique,” she said. “We’ve become foodie heaven.”

BATAVIA – A Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Parents in the process of completing the FAFSA can get tips from representatives of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Registration is required. Register online at www.BataviaPublicLibrary.org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

Bridges Montessori offers look into classes

ST. CHARLES – Parents of potential preschool and kindergarten students for the 2013-14 school year can meet the staff and check out the classrooms during Bridges Montessori Academy’s open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 26. Those available to visit during the school day are invited to observe classrooms from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31. Visitors will be invited to see how

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ST. CHARLES – St. Charles mayoral candidate Jake Wyatt will host Coffee with Jake from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays between Jan. 25 and March 30 at American Legion Post 342, 1150 N. Fifth Ave., Suite C. Wyatt will visit with St. Charles residents, answer questions and offer his views on issues affecting the St. Charles

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“It’s clear that it’s much cheaper to purchase at this point in time. Property values are down, and interest rates are down.” Cheryl Denz

Child and family therapy practitioner all the pieces fit together.” Summers said commercial property in the Tri-Cities area has been thriving because the demographics are desirable to business owners. He said the area isn’t back to the way it was before 2008, but said “we’re correcting ourselves.” He said from 2004 to 2006, rent for commercial properties started at $30 to $32 a square foot. Rent went down to $21 to $22 a square foot after the recession started, but it has climbed up to an average of about $25 a square foot today. O’Donnell said the market is definitely a tenant’s market.

“It’s the best time in 25 years to go out and negotiate a retail or industrial space,” he said. He said he’s noticed that a lot of people who are interested in today’s commercial property market are in the medical field. Aside from medical offices, he said the most activity he sees is in industrial, office space and retail space. Neil Johnson, managing director and broker with Sperry Van Ness in Geneva, said when it comes to filling empty storefronts, most buyers and renters look at the style, size, location and other features be-

fore the price. He said prices are one of the most volatile elements of today’s market, and the uptick in vacancies and foreclosures in recent years has driven prices down. Like the Denz family, Johnson noticed that people who have only rented in the past now are looking to buy – one sign that the market is picking up again. Summers said there always will be vacant storefronts in every city, but he also is encouraged that the commercial market is heading in the right direction, especially in the TriCities area. “I am feeling very confident,” he said. “Things are adjusting themselves. We’re still strong. ... Kane County is a great county. It’s got its act together. People are attracted to the area because of the open space and the school districts. I hear it all the time.”

GENEVA – Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice will offer several programs in January and February to help those who have lost loved ones. “Pathways” will address issues faced by those who are grieving the death of a spouse or life partner. Two sessions will be offered – one from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 23 to March 6; another from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 13 to March 27. “Memories of Mom” is a group for adult daughters who have lost their mothers. The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays Feb. 11 to March 18. Visit www.fvvh.org for a list of programs. All programs are free, and registration is required in advance. Spanish interpretation is available. For information or to register, call 630-232-2233. Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is at 200 Whitfield Drive in Geneva.

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• Thursday, January 17, 2013

When Cheryl Denz started thinking about relocating her child and family therapy business, she initially planned to rent a building. But once she started looking around, the state of the commercial realty market changed her mind. “It’s clear that it’s much cheaper to purchase at this point in time,” she said. “Property values are down, and interest rates are down.” Denz and her husband, Doug, recently purchased a building in downtown St. Charles that had been empty for more than two years. Cheryl Denz said she is looking forward to a larger waiting room, more offices and a children’s playroom in the two-story space in the 100 block of East Main Street in St. Charles. In the past five years since the economy slumped, commercial brokers said many retail and industrial properties were turned over to banks, creating a slew of vacant storefronts. But local brokers are noticing renewed interest from renters and buyers in a market that’s slowly returning to what it was before the 2008 economic downturn. “It’s coming back,” said Doug Summers with Summers Commercial Realty in Geneva. “Some businesses went under, but we’ve leased a lot from 2010 to 2013.” Cheryl Denz’s brokers – Kevin O’Donnell and Michael Lentino with O’Donnell Commercial Real Estate in St. Charles – said while the city of St. Charles tries to reserve its downtown space for retail, they made an exception for Denz’s therapy business, where more than 200 families pass through each week. “That’s the reason the city’s being a little more loose with the code,” Lentino said. “Everyone in St. Charles got creative. We really do feel like it was a community effort,” O’Donnell said. “We felt

CAMPTON HILLS – Reservations are being taken for Garfield Farm Museum’s 27th annual Prairie, Woodlands and Wetlands Management Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16. From backyard gardeners, homeowner associations to owners of natural area acreage, this seminar covers key methods and techniques of preserving and using the best adapted plants for the Illinois environment. Experts will explain the best techniques and methods to increase and maintain native plant communities. There is a $50 donation for the all-day seminar, which includes lunch and refreshments. Half-day attendance without lunch is $25. Garfield Farm Museum is five miles west of Geneva, off Route 38 on Garfield Road. For reservations, call 630 584-8485 or email info@garfieldfarm.org.

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Born: Aug. 13, 1921; in Batavia Died: Jan. 16, 2013; in North Aurora NORTH AURORA – Margaret “Marge” Roesler, 91, of North Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home Jan. 16, 2013. She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Batavia, the daughter of George and Mary Holter. She was united in marriage to Floyd E. Roesler. Marge worked in the garment industry for many years, most recently at Riverdale Coat. She also owned and operated a clothing store in Naperville called Shop Silhouette. She had her real estate license and sold for Carlson Realty in Batavia and Century 21 in Florida. She owned and operated Lake Port Lodge in Okeechobee, Fla. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Rick) Cutlip; grandchildren, Todd Cutlip, Kim (Bob) Cheline and Jennifer (Vince) Solano; greatgrandchildren, Kelton, Ellie and Dylan Cheline, Wyatt and Corinne

Cutlip, and Abigail, Vincie, Kate and Luke Solano; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; and two sisters, Evelyn (Herman) Kramer and Catherine (William) Hawks. A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. in Batavia. Funeral services will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. before proceeding to Annunciation Catholic Church, 1820 Church Road in Aurora, to celebrate funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Patrick Gillmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in Marywood Cemetery in Aurora. Contributions in Marge’s memory may be directed to CNS Hospice, 690 E. North Ave., #100, Carol Stream, IL 60188, or a charity of the donor’s choice. For information, call Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or visit www.mossfuneral.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Flossie P. Claney: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar St. in St. Charles, with the Rev. Jim Rehnberg officiating. Burial will be private in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. Ruth Marie Colborn: A visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31), Batavia. Funeral services will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 W. Main St. in Batavia to celebrate the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva. Nancy M. Fischer: A visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river, one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva. Jay A. Kemper: Funeral services

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8LOCAL BRIEFS American Legion in Geneva to resume Lenten Fish Fry

GENEVA – On Feb. 8, American Legion Post 75, at Second and James streets in Geneva, will resume its Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through the end of March. The menu will consist of fish, chicken and shrimp, with sides of coleslaw and rolls with butter. Coffee will be provided free of charge, and a cash bar will be available. The events will be from 5 to 8 p.m. For information, call 630-232-2171.

Aurora University to host open houses this month

AURORA – Aurora University will host two open houses in

January for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, course offerings and admission procedures. Financial aid counselors will be available. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, there will be an open house for incoming freshmen. Call 630-8445533 for information. From 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29, there will be an open house for the adult degree completion programs. Call 630844-5294 for information. The events are at University Banquet Hall in Alumni Hall, 1410 Marseillaise Place, Aurora.

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CAMPTON HILLS – The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District plans to meet Friday to begin the process of acquiring land for a new station, district officials said. Board President Jim Gaffney said the district has been eyeing the former WiseHamlin Plastics site at 6N330 Route 25 for about a year, but it only recently tracked down the owner of the foreclosed property, a private bank. The property is a good location for the district because it is centrally located on the east side of the Fox River, he said. Additionally, it is halfway between Stearns Road Bridge and Red Gate Bridge. “We’re across the river in no time flat,” Gaffney said. The district would build a

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Geneva man charged in felony domestic battery By BRENDA SCHORY

bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A 23-year-old Geneva man was charged with felony aggravated domestic battery in connection with an incident where he allegedly battered and choked a victim with two hands, according to police reports. John D . John D. Becht Becht, 23, of the 1200 block of Herrington Road, also was charged Jan. 5 with four counts of misdemeanor domestic battery on two vic-

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Geneva American Legion to hold family night

GENEVA – The Geneva American Legion will have its family night from 5 to 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The event includes soup, sandwiches and chips for $5. The legion is at 22 S. Second St., Geneva. For information, call 630-232-2171.

Blankets sought in Aurora through Sunday

SUGAR GROVE – Youth Yackers will collect blankets for Hesed House in Aurora through Sunday at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. Bring in any new or gently used, nonelectric blankets for the people of Hesed House and place them in the box in the Fellowship room. For information, send email to ajstoll@mchsi.com.

Waterline Writers to host reading event Sunday

BATAVIA – The Waterline Writers plan a reading event for 7 p.m. Sunday at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. There is no cost. John Arends will speak on the constellations of soul, conscience, society and planet, while Caroline Johnson gives unmarked milestones careful attention. Gerry Souter finds the train station a cold platform for friend-

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ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Mothers’ Club invites women to attend its next meeting, which is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. The event will include a speaker. For information, contact Lori Smerz at 630-3909584 or visit www.stcharlesmothersclub.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters event at Buffalo Wild Wings

AURORA – Big Brothers Big Sisters will celebrate National Mentoring Month with events at Buffalo Wild Wings in Aurora and Oswego as it attempts to recruit 30 new male volunteers to serve as Big Brothers. Events take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1460 North Orchard Road, Aurora, and also Monday at 1550 Douglas Road, Oswego. For information, call 630-8449090 or visit www.aurorafcs. org. – Kane County Chronicle

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St. Charles • Sylwia Anna Kopacz, 25, of

the 1300 block of Inverrary Lane, Palatine, was charged Monday, Jan. 14, with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. • Andrew George Zero, 24, of the 4N900 block of Route 25, St. Charles, was charged Monday, Jan. 14, with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an obstructed windshield. • Samuel William Jensen, 24, of the 500 block of Union Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Monday, Jan. 14, with driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after an accident in the 1300 block of East Main Street. • A damaged mailbox was reported Sunday, Jan. 13, in the 1300 block of Fox Chase Boulevard. • Michael Allen Bosch, 60, of the 4N500 block of Babson Lane, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, Jan. 12, with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to yield or stop at an intersection after an accident near East Main Street and South 13th Avenue. • Fernando Lopez Jr., 20, of the 29W500 block of County Ridge Drive, Warrenville, was charged Friday, Jan. 11, with driving under the influence of an intoxicating

compound. He was reportedly stopped in traffic at East Main Street and Kirk Road displaying symptoms of an apparent seizure, but those symptoms turned out to be from narcotics. • Sergio Medrano-Chavez, 40, of the 1200 block of Kings Circle, West Chicago, was charged Friday, Jan. 11, with driving without a license, driving without insurance and following too closely after an accident in the 4100 block of East Main Street. • Two semitrailers were reported stolen Wednesday, Jan. 9, from the 3700 block of Illinois Avenue. • Chris Stompanato, 53, of the 700 block of Versailles Parkway, Oswego, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 9, with theft from his employer, Meijer, 355 S. Randall

Road. He reportedly stole $30 and 20 Illinois lottery tickets while working at the gas station and had stolen $200, along with food and drinks, over the last six weeks. • A $200 flute was reported stolen Wednesday, Jan. 9, from an unlocked locker at Haines Middle School, 305 S. Ninth St. • A resident of the 800 block of North Third Avenue reported Thursday, Jan. 10, he was the victim of identity theft. He reportedly received four confirmation invoices from Verizon Wireless regarding electronic equipment he allegedly purchased. • Rocco A. Seaton, 23, of the 1900 block of Holbrook Lane, Hoffman Estates, was charged Friday, Jan. 11, with battery and fighting.

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• A window pane was reported damaged by a BB gun pellet Thursday, Jan. 10, at Sunrise Dental Care, 502 E. State St. An estimate of damage was unavailable. • Katelyn S. Mudd, 18, of the 1600 block of Derby Drive, Batavia, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 9, with retail theft of three pairs of earrings valued at $30.50 from Claire’s, 1534 Commons Drive. • James A. Gault Jr., 32, of the 800 block of North Bennett Street, Geneva, was charged Tuesday, Jan. 8, with criminal damage to property. According to police, Gault broke a $200 glass door panel at Cabooses Bar and Grill, 300 Crescent Place. Gault also was charged with public intoxication in the 400 block of South Third Street. • Douglas W. Komes, 54, whose last known address was in St. Charles, was charged Monday, Jan. 7, with criminal trespass to land. According to police reports, Komes was treated and discharged from the emergency room at Delnor Hospital, 300 S. Randall Road, but would not leave. According to court records, Komes pleaded guilty Jan. 9, served three days in jail

and was ordered not to enter Delnor other than for emergency circumstances. • Alan R. Wolter, 53, of the 600 block of McKinley Avenue, Geneva, and Richard A. Schultze, 49, of the 41W300 block of Galena Boulevard, Sugar Grove Township, were charged Thursday, Jan. 10, with theft of a metal, portable dog cage valued at $100 from A New Dog, 2540 Kaneville Court. • Shaquille B. Smith, 19, of the 600 block of North Washington Street, Batavia, was charged Monday, Jan. 7, with retail theft of two bottles of rum valued at $60.18 from Dominick’s, 2000 S. Randall Road. • Jacob D. Landau, 20, of Bentonville, Ark., was charged Saturday, Jan. 5, with underage drinking, driving without a valid driver’s license and speeding. • Michael A. Knuth, 35, of the 4000 block of Blackstone Drive, Aurora, was charged Sunday, Jan. 6, with driving under the influence, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane use, speeding and possession of less than 2.5 grams of pot.

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ensuring fairness

To the Editor: My name is Robert Kovacs. I hold the position of trustee for Geneva Township. Recently, I challenged several names and addresses on the signature petitions filed by a candidate for the township’s clerk position in the April election. The Kane County Chronicle has reported on that challenge and its outcome. Having never objected before, I was gratified by the thoroughness of the legal process. Documents were filed, call notices were delivered, the board of electors was convened, and there were hours spent by elected and appointed officials to review the objections. It opened my eyes to the process of government and to the degree of care to ensure fairness and justice. I want to publicly thank the Geneva Township Electoral Board – namely J. Patrick Jaeger, chairman; Tim O’Neil, attorney; and Barbara Olson, township clerk – for their due diligence and service to our community. I also want to assure the residents of Geneva Township that we have an active board that is looking out for their interests. Robert Kovacs

Geneva Township trustee

‘Les Mis’ shows humanity’s innate ability to find hope The newest movie version of “Les Misérables” hit theaters Christmas and has already earned well over $200 million at the box office worldwide. I should tell everyone reading this right now – I account for about $25 of that. No, movie ticket prices haven’t risen dramatically. I’ve just seen it three times because I absolutely love “Les Mis.” Another warning – I also have seen the theatrical production three times. I read the book my sophomore year, and I recently read the original French version outside of class, on my own. Why? Well, I saw the movie with my mom, then with two different friends of mine. I saw it on stage twice for school, and I

brought my family once. As for the books, I really just like reading. But what is it about “Les Mis” that allowed it to win huge at the Golden Globes and keeps people like me coming back? Truly, it’s about the story. Jean Valjean is the main character, and he was imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. After breaking parole, Valjean interacts with the other characters so that their lives can never go back to the way they were before meeting him. Each character has an extremely rich back story, complex personality and different way to connect to the human spirit. Anyone who has ever regretted a decision can see themselves in

J. Tom Shaw, publisher Kathy Gresey

GUEST VIEW Courtney Phelan Valjean, and women can see themselves in the complicated relationship of Fantine and Cosette. I’ve always liked movies that actually relate to real life more than unrealistic ones. And despite the fact that I don’t live in 19th century France, or burst into patriotic songs every few minutes, “Les Mis” – the book, the musical and the new movie – presents a genuine and wonderfully realistic view of life. Alhough the name quite literally means “the miserable ones,”

Editorial board

Al Lagattolla Jay Schwab

every character’s misery eventually ends. Victor Hugo portrays misery, loss and devastation, but he also shows humanity’s innate ability to find hope. Perhaps another reason why “Les Mis” is coming back into vogue right now is because of the theme of revolution in Act II. I spent this semester researching world revolutions and connections to today in an independent study, and I kept finding remarkable parallels from the Middle East right now to my favorite musical. I hope that other people can see and appreciate these similarities, but I think I’m the only person nerdy enough to compare Bashar Assad to Javert.

I don’t think most people are making political comparisons. I think the majority of “Les Mis” fans are just people who are simply enthralled by the outstanding performances and beautiful music. And I think Victor Hugo would be just fine with people not analyzing his characters and comparing themselves with Cosette. I think he, too, would appreciate a break in the hardships of life to appreciate something beautiful.

• Courtney Phelan is a senior at Geneva High School. She is an outgoing and energetic young writer who likes to swim, read and participate in general teenage activities. She can be contacted at

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8LOCAL BRIEFS

BATAVIA – The Batavia Chamber of Commerce’s spring seminar series will begin today with “Leadership and Strategy to Propel Your Business.” The workshop starts at 7:30 a.m. at Interiors for Business, 409 N. River St. Cost is $25 for members and $150 for nonmembers. The event includes a light breakfast.

Senior Services’ Rodriguez to be at Salvation Army

Elgin Genealogical Society to meet today

ELGIN – The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today in the first-floor meeting room of the Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. After the business meeting, the program will be presented by Bill and Bob Brandes and Becky Higgins and will be “Questions and Answers” on using your computer. The public is invited to attend. For information on the Elgin Genealogical Society, visit www.elginroots. com.

Halpern to host special yoga event Friday

GENEVA – Going To My Happy Place Yoga studio will feature master yoga instructor Gabriel Halpern for a special event. Halpern is a nationally renowned yoga healer and teacher in the Iyengar tradition. He will teach a special event class, “Back Care Basics,” for all levels. The class takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Going To My Happy Place, 316 Anderson Blvd,

‘Preventing Senseless Violence’ forum in Geneva

GENEVA – The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva will sponsor a forum titled “Preventing Senseless Violence: What Can I Do?” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at 110 S. Second St. in Geneva. The community forum will explore how citizens can take action to address the increasing violence in society. Scheduled speakers are the Rev. Lindsay Bates, community organizer Adrienne McCauley, Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice co-chair John Laesch and Jean Pierce from the League of Women Voters. The event is open to the public.

Kuiken will present at Fermilab Lecture Series

BATAVIA – The Fermilab Lecture Series will present Todd Kuiken of Northwestern University at 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7. Kuiken has been renowned for his research in developing a surgical technique called targeted muscle reinnervation. With TMR, it is possible to take residual nerves in an amputated limb and transfer them to spare muscle and skin in or near the limb. The nerves grow into this muscle, and then the surface EMG over this muscle can be used as an additional control signal. Kuiken will provide the latest in this groundbreaking procedure when he talks on “Building Bionics” in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium, which is in Wilson Hall. The main entrance is via Pine Street at Kirk Road in Batavia. Reserve tickets by calling 630-840-2787. For information on this and all Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series offerings, go to www.fnal.gov/culture.

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ST. CHARLES – Gaby Rodriguez of Senior Services will be at The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., at 9 a.m. today with updates on the Illinois Department on Aging’s Circuit Breaker program and information about Senior Services. The event is free and open to all. Join the golden diners for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Donations are accepted. Call Pam at 630-377-2769, ext. 213, to make reservations.

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Lauzen wants voters to decide on Longmeadow Parkway By JONATHAN BILYK

jbilyk@shawmedia.com GENEVA – If County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen gets his way, county residents will get to decide whether to proceed with a long-planned project to improve transportation on the county’s north end. Wednesday, during a meeting of the County Board Transportation Committee, Lauzen told members that he would be reluctant to support any further work on the proposed Longmeadow Parkway project without a demonstration of public support for the

large regional road project in coming months. “We have people who come out of office and come into office, but the constituents are always there,” Lauzen said. “My support for this project is contingent on a referendum.” The project Chris Lauzen to build about 5 miles of roadway in the Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Carpentersville area from Route 62 to Huntley Road, focused on a toll bridge over the Fox River, has been

in the works for about two decades. A fact sheet distributed by the Division of Transportation indicated that the project is needed to alleviate “severe congestion and delay” traffic issues on existing bridges in Algonquin, West Dundee and East Dundee. KDOT estimated more than 200,000 vehicles a day cross the bridges over the Fox River from Elgin to Algonquin. The project is estimated to cost about $117 million. But KDOT officials have said they expect the project would

be heavily financed by federal and state transportation funds and would be supported by tolls charged to motorists using the bridge. KDOT Deputy Director Tom Rickert said the tolls would be needed to make sure residents of southern McHenry County pay for the bridge, as well. KDOT’s information sheet notes the county has received $9 million in federal funds to purchase land, and the county has acquired about 60 percent of the land needed. KDOT also noted the village boards of 10 surround-

ing municipalities, including Algonquin, Carpentersville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Huntley, Hampshire, Lake in the Hills and Gilberts, have passed resolutions supporting the bridge project. Previously, the project was designated as one of Kane County’s top transportation priorities. But Lauzen said he needs more proof that the project is desired by the county. He said the project deserves to be on the county’s transportation “wish list,” but he said the matter should go to referendum in 2014.

8LOCAL BRIEFS ‘Laugh Out Loud with Bob Smiley’ set at Arcada

ST. CHARLES – “Laugh Out Loud with Bob Smiley” is set for 8 p.m. March 8 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Smiley is billed as “the country’s No. 1 choice for clean and hilarious comedy.” The cost is $30 to $75. For information, visit www. oshows.com.

Steel Beam Theatre has announced winter classes

ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre has announced winter classes for children and adults. Beginning the week of Jan. 28 and continuing for six weeks, these short sessions are offered by Lori Holm to give students a chance to taste theater for the first time or to take a quick refresher course. Classes include FairyTale Theatre (Red Riding Hood and the Wolf) for ages 6 through 10; Young Actor’s Script: Side Walk Tales for ages 11 to 14; Comedy Improv for high school students; and Stretch your ActingMuscle for adults 18 and older. For a complete listing of dates and times, visit www. SteelBeamTheatre.com or call instructor Lori Holm at 630-8877269.

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Peterik filling Arcada stage with his musical friends By ERIC SCHELKOPF

favorites of her recent songs. We go back to when she was 17, and I was the first person really to record her professionally. And look at her now. And the St. Charles High School Chorale will be joining us. We’re excited about 40 robes on stage. It’s going to be great.

eschelkopf@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The number of musical friends that Jim Peterik has made in his long musical career would fill a stage much larger than the one at the Arcada Theatre. Peterik, best known for his bands The Ides of March and Survivor, will bring some of those friends, including The Ides of March, St. Charles native and former “American Idol” contestant Leslie Hunt and Survivor singer Dave Bickler, to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles, on Saturday as part of his World Stage show. Other guests include his son, who goes by the stage name Sijay, Jeff Adams from the band Starship, and Toby Hitchcock, from Peterik’s band Pride Of Lions. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets start at $29, available at www. oshows,com, or by calling 630-962-7000. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to interview Peterik, a Burr Ridge resident, about the upcoming show.

Eric Schelkopf: You performed your first World Stage show in January 2000 at the Norris Center in St. Charles. How do you go about choosing the artists for each World Stage show? Jim Peterik: It’s really people that

share the same positive vision that I do about life. I don’t like a lot of negativity; I don’t like a lot of doom and gloom. I like people that have a positive spirit. I like people that don’t have a lot of ego, that are willing to share the stage with the other musicians and not hog the spotlight. And then I love to find people that I have had history with through the years. The thing about World Stage is that it’s different every year. I’m very excited about this year. It stresses some of my past, but also some of my present and future.

ES: I see that Dave Bickler, the original lead singer of Survivor, will be part of the show. JP: I haven’t sung with him in years.

ES: Did you think that when you originally thought of the idea for World Stage that it would last this long? JP: I’m the kind of guy that takes it a

day at a time, a year at a time. It felt so good back in 2000. I didn’t know if it was going to continue this long. But I don’t see an end in sight. It’s too much fun. We’re especially excited about the Arcada Theatre. In 2004, The Ides of March played there for its 40th anniversary. And it was just great. We love the room. The Ides are stronger than ever. And of course The Ides will appear at the Arcada. We’re opening up the second set.

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Jim Peterik, best known for his bands The Ides of March and Survivor, will bring some of those friends – including The Ides of March, St. Charles native and former “American Idol” contestant Leslie Hunt and Survivor singer Dave Bickler – to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Saturday. This will be a really great reunion for us. I approached him, and I didn’t know what he was going to say, but he said, “Yeah, let’s do it.” So he’s going to come on stage, and we’re going to do some of the classics from the early Survivor years, and then of course the big one at the end, “Eye of the Tiger.” And then there’s some World Stage alumni that will be back, including Lisa McClowry. She has two albums under my production, and now we’re working on the third. Her star has risen from being one of the background singers of World Stage to front and center featured artist. So that’s been exciting to watch. And then there’s the great blues artist Anthony Gomes, who started

with me way back in the early years of World Stage. He’s just being voted best blues artist in one of the big blues magazines. His star is finally really high in the sky. I’m excited to feature my son, Colin. His stage name is Sijay. His album just got released. He’s got an amazing blend of smooth jazz and R&B that belies the fact he is only 23 years old.

ES: And of course Leslie Hunt will be part of the show. JP: She’s going to be doing double

duty. Now that Lisa won’t be doing background vocals, Leslie will help with them. And Leslie will also hit the spotlight and do a great number called “American Dream Man,” which is one of my

ES: You wrote and sang many of the band’s hits, including the Ides’ biggest hit, 1970’s “Vehicle.” What makes it special for you to still be part of that band? JP: The Ides of March is more than

a band. It’s a band of friends. It’s a brotherhood. When we get up on stage and look at each other, we just start laughing, because here we are, the same four kids from Berwyn, still doing it. I would never trade it for anything.

ES: The fame that The Ides of March garnered, was that unexpected? Did the fame come as a surprise to the band? JP: Well, when you are 15 years old

and you have the No. 7 record on WLS, you don’t know what to think. It’s like magic. What the heck did we just do? It was almost hard to process at age 15. But we took it in stride, and we noticed that the cheerleaders were treating us a lot better in high school. After “Vehicle” came out, suddenly we were touring with Led Zeppelin, and Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. We were very surprised, but we took it all in stride.


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Jerry Lewis remembers father at Arcada Besides presenting shows with some of the biggest names in entertainment today at the Arcada Theatre, one of my favorite things to do there is to feature show biz legends. They were the men and women who were pioneers in television, movies and live performances and became international superstars. They were either the No. 1 box office draw in the world, the No. 1 recording artist at the time or the biggest star on television at one time. One example of the icons that have taken the Arcada stage came to me because of another icon, Connie Francis. We had done a show with this recording star, and she had such a great experience with us, she became a life-long friend. And when her agent was looking for a venue for his other client, Mr. Jerry Lewis – to perform and workshop his touring show – I got the call (in the form of an email). “Are you kidding me?” I rather loudly yelled at my laptop while sitting in Starbucks. As a follower of the Rat-Pack gods, to host half of the Martin and Lewis comedy team was almost too much to handle. I was so much a fan that I purchased some private items from Jerry Lewis’ secretary of 30 years who retired and wanted to get rid of a few things. I have Martin and Lewis pens, Christmas cards, Friar’s Club program books and other memorabilia. I even have Jerry’s original phone book with hand written numbers of some of his close friends. If you ever want the number of Orson Welles, Johnny Carson or Jackie Gleason, I can get it to you! Our show was a few years ago, near the time when Jerry was getting over a pretty serious illness that made him gain quite a bit of weight. I must admit, I was a bit concerned ... no, worried. But when he arrived, he looked great! The look on his face was intense, his demeanor, somewhat regal, very reverent. He looked up at the fly bars above the stage, the ones that would support the old backdrops from the vaudeville shows, and seemed

overly interested in the history of the Arcada. He shook my hand, without a smile and said, “Nice to meet you.” That was it. I don’t know if I expected a “Nutty Professor”style greeting, but it was still Jerry Lewis! So, we had a sound check with the 27-piece orchestra I had to hire. Yes! Twentyseven pieces. I thought the same thing you are thinking – does he even sing? Darn that Frank Sinatra! He spoiled all these old-school Vegas guys because they all joined him on stage with his huge orchestra, and they got used to it. And I had to pay for it. But it was still Jerry Lewis. While the sound check was going on, people began to congregate around the theater. I received more press requests for Jerry than I did with any other act. There was literally a frenzy of people trying to get to him. It was so crazy that he retreated to our VIP dressing room, cutting the rehearsal short and denying access to everybody, especially all the press. As I accompanied him down to the private green room area, he started asking me questions about the theater and its history. Rarely have I been in that famous Ralph Kramden-stuttering state, but it was Jerry Lewis asking me these questions. Then I asked him if I could ask him a question. He said, “Sure kid, what do you want to know?” For the next 90-orso minutes, I sat in his dressing room, firing off questions like Jack Webb in “Dragnet.” He rattled off stories of Frank Sinatra and his entourages. He talked about the days in Vegas when they

would work on TV shows and movies during the day, then do stage shows all night. He gave accounts about his father, a vaudevillian performer who gave him his work ethic. He shared memories of Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. But one “Rat-Packer” was conspicuous by his absence within the conversation. Dean Martin was Jerry Lewis’ comedy team partner for 10 years. They were the world’s biggest act in those days, making staggering amounts of money even by the standards of the time. But they ended the partnership on the 10th anniversary of the first time they worked together at The 500 Club in New York, citing both guys’ desire to pursue other projects. I knew I was risking being thrown out of this delicate yet powerful backstage experience, but I wanted to give it a shot. “Can I ask you about Dean,” I blurted. “It depends,” he said. “Get creative, I’m not interested in talking about the breakup.” A few years ago on the MDA Telethon that Jerry was hosting, Frank Sinatra brought with him a surprise guest. It was Dean Martin. This was the first time they saw each other since they broke up more than 20 years earlier. “Did you know Dean was coming on the show?” I asked. “There were over 700 people working on that show, and I was the only one who didn’t know,” he said. “But didn’t you see him off to the side of the stage?” I questioned. He continued, saying something to the effect of: “Yeah, I saw him. I didn’t give it a second thought because I saw him all the time. You know, the way people see Elvis flipping burgers. I saw him at the grocery store; I saw him in the car next to me sitting in traffic. You have to understand I loved this man. He was the smartest, most genuine and loving person I had ever met, the older brother I never had. I missed him dearly, but the time was never right for us to re-connect.” When Dean walked on

stage during the telethon, the two embraced like two old war buddies would have embraced. I saw Jerry whisper something into Dean’s ear. “Without being too personal, can I ask you what you said to him,” I reluctantly posed the question. He said, “I just told him I loved him and missed him, and Dean patted my back in agreement.” “Did you stay in touch after that night?” I asked. “All the accounts say that we never spoke again, but the real story is that we did chat now and then. He wasn’t much of a conversationalist anyway,” Jerry said more or less. “But when Dean Paul died (Dean’s son who died in a plane crash) Dean really became reclusive. Ironically, we spoke more then.” I really could write a book about those 90 precious minutes! His show was a mix of stories, video footage, a few songs (he had better, with THAT orchestra!), and a Q-and-A with the audience. He gave the audience their money’s worth. Before he left, he handed me the cover of the kick drum that had his famous caricature silhouette on it, autographed to me. “Do you know why I shared that time with you?” he asked. “I am still in Hollywood Heaven,” I retorted. And then Jerry said something like: “When I came into this theater, it brought me back to my days as a kid when I would join my father in the vaudeville shows. I kind of felt he was with me for a moment. It was a warmth I haven’t felt for a very long time. It was kind of my thank you for saving this beautiful place.” So every time a pipe breaks or another renovation needs to be done, I think of Jerry Lewis and remind myself that the brick and mortar is held together by memories stronger than any cement could ever be.

• Ron Onesti is president and CEO of Onesti Entertainment Corp. and the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Send comments or celebrity questions to spark@ kcchronicle.com.

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AURORA – The 2011 “American Idol” Season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery, will be coming to Aurora’s Paramount Theatre for a one-night-only country music performance March 28. The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets went on sale Jan. 16 and can be purchased online at paramountaurora.com, in person during regular box office hours, or by calling the box office at 630-896-6666. Tickets cost $35 and $40 each. There will be a limited number of VIP tickets that cost $100 each. VIP tickets must be purchased in person or by calling the box office. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

About Scotty McCreery

America met McCreery when he won the grand prize and ultimate title on Season 10 of “American Idol.” McCreery released his first country album “Clear As Day,” which went platinum in three months. The record became the highest selling country solo album in 2011, selling more than one million albums. He released the single, “I Love You This Big,” which was the highest-charting debut single for a new artist in more than 25 years. For more information, visit scottymccreery.com.


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GENEVA – The dance couples in the 2013 Dancing with Geneva Stars contest are looking for votes leading up to the Feb. 9 dancing event at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. The six couples have yet to perform, but fans can show support by casting as many $1 votes as they want for as many couples as they choose. The event will take place at 7 p.m., and includes hors

d’oeuvres, dessert and a cash bar. This year’s event will also feature a performance from past champions Laura Rush and Derek Swason (2012), Jane and Peter Cladis (2011), Harry and Marcia Smith (2010) and Mary and Tom Rogers (2009). Tickets cost $40 and are available for purchase through genevarts.org; voting can also take place on this site. The event is a fundraiser for the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission and Geneva Academic Foundation. Megan Kelly Photography

MEET THE DANCERS – TOP LEFT: Mary and Kevin Keyzer of Elburn. TOP CENTER: Elizabeth and Eric Ott. TOP RIGHT: Lynn and Steve Saunders.

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Former Geneva standout Jeremy D’Amico is a part of a 19-2 Cardinal Stritch men’s basketball team that are ranked No. 3 in the NAIA poll, writes sports contributor Dennis D. Jacobs. PAGE 28

Esai Ponce (right) and the Kaneland wrestling team won the Margaret Flott tournament with 227 points behind the strength of six individual champions. That and more in this week’s edition. PAGE 27

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North stArs GEAriNG uP for PotENtiAl uEc rivEr titlE ruN with touGh strEtch of GAmEs. PAGE 26 St. Charles North junior Erik Miller shoots the ball during Wednesday’s practice.

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‘Huge stretch’ on tap for North By JAY SCHWAB

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T. CHARLES – Just one game behind conference-leading Larkin, the defending Upstate Eight Conference River champion St. Charles North boys basketball team is generating little buzz in the conference race. That’s fine by North senior forward Kyle Swanson. “I kind of like going under the radar,” Swanson said. “We were kind of under the radar a little bit last year, and ended up coming out conference champions. So I’m fine being under the radar.” A combination of Larkin’s sizzling recent play and two double-digit conference losses by North in December – one to the Royals, one to Geneva – have relegated the North Stars to dark-horse status. Facing a crucial final half of January, North aims to re-assert itself as a conference contender, beginning with Friday’s UEC River game at St. Charles East. North (10-6, 4-2 UEC River) was beaten soundly by the Saints at East’s Thanksgiving tournament, but that meeting didn’t count toward the conference standings. “We haven’t beaten Larkin, Geneva or St. Charles East, so they’re above us, just from what’s happened on the court,” North coach Tom Poulin said. “But I like our group going forward. I think we’ve grown an awful lot in the right areas. They’ve figured out what they need to do to beat good teams.” The North Stars believe their performance at the prestigious Pontiac Holiday Tournament – where North went 3-1, beating Waukegan, Bloomington and Peoria Manual the last week of December – was a turning point in their season. “When you go 3-1 against some of the better teams in the state, it really gives you confidence,” Swanson said. “Just the way we did it, with

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St. Charles North senior Kyle Swanson dribbles around Matt Pretet during Wednesday’s practice.

St. Charles North’s upcoming schedule Date Team Friday at STC East Jan. 24 vs. E. Aurora Jan. 26 at Larkin Feb. 1 vs. Batavia Feb. 2 vs. STC East Feb. 9 at Elgin Feb. 12 vs. Kaneland Feb. 15 at Geneva Feb. 17 at Morgan Park

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our defense, really will help us, going forward.” North has split a pair of games since then, but even the loss at Bartlett, in which the North Stars surrendered a lead in the second half, produced “a great film to look at,” Poulin said. Much of North’s progress has come on the defensive end, said Poulin, who also thinks the North Stars are beginning to more consistently play with the sense of purpose needed to beat quality opponents. That theory will be put

to the test over the next 10 days. In addition to Friday’s game at East, North will take its second crack at first-place Larkin on Jan. 26, with a UEC crossover game against East Aurora also on tap a week from today. To make that Larkin rematch as meaningful as it can be, North will need to first handle the Saints on Friday. East, retooling after Kendall Stephens’ seasonending injury, has dropped three games in a row. “Offensively, I think they’re going to do a lot of the same things that they do with Kendall, but it would be more with Dom [Adduci] in his role,” Poulin said. “I could be wrong, but it looks more like Dom in Stephens’ role and [Cole] Gentry in Adduci’s role. Defensively is where you wonder what the loss of Kendall is going to do to East. They lose length in their zone and on their press.” Gentry, a sophomore, has emerged as a dynamic point guard for the Saints since entering the starting lineup, scoring 30 points against Evanston and 31 against Na-

perville North this month. North senior point guard Tony Neari is looking forward to the matchup. “I’ve been friends with Cole since elementary school,” Neari said. “He’d always play a little football with us. He’d play up because he was one of the faster kids, so it’ll be nice seeing him, playing against him.” With the way Larkin – which has only one conference loss – is playing, and Geneva and East joining North a game behind the Royals in the loss column, the North Stars have little margin for error if they’re going to successfully defend their UEC River title, which they shared last year with Elgin. It’s up to the North Stars to show how much progress they’ve made since those earlier losses to their fellow contenders. “We start just a huge stretch of the season right here,” Poulin said. “I guess there’s no better place to start it than against your rival, on the road, if you want to talk about challenges.”

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PREP SCHEDULE

TODAY Wrestling: Marmion at Mount Carmel, 6:30 p.m. Boys swimming: Waubonsie Valley at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; Metea Valley at St. Charles North, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY Boys basketball: St. Charles North at St. Charles East, 7:15 p.m.; Marmion at Aurora Christian, 7:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: St. Charles East at Geneva, 7:15 p.m.; Larkin at Batavia, 7:15 p.m.; Kaneland at Sycamore, 7 p.m.; St. Edward at Rosary, 7:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at Montini, 6:30 p.m.; Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central, 7:15 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at St. Francis, 6 p.m. Wrestling: Marmion vs. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.), 6:30 p.m.; Upstate Eight Conference meet at Batavia, TBD


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IN THE GROOVE Kaneland seniors What they did: Helped steer the host Knights to six individual championships and a team title at Saturday’s Margaret Flott Memorial tourney. “They have good practices, set goals and are off to an extremely good start to the revamped goals they had for the rest of the year,” Knights coach Monty Jahns said.

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Batavia’s Joey Shump locks up Elgin’s Charlie Wiltgen during their 126-pound match Jan. 4. Shump is 31-0 this season after suffering a broken hand last season.

wrestlers tangled with Providence athletes at recent state tournaments. Now that he’s privy to the inner workings of the emerging state power Cadets, Cumbee finds himself especially impressed with something he didn’t know existed until this season. Several Marmion standouts – including many of the team’s seven freshmen starters – began their ‘Barn’ raises developmental days at St. Cumbee’s eyebrows Charles-based SCN Youth Wrestling. “The Barn,” located Ryan Cumbee came to Marmion from Providence with at the intersection of Route 47 and McDonald Road, has been a working knowledge of the Cadets he was about to coach. known to churn out champiAs a former Celtics assistant, ons, or at least wrestlers ready to push that level. he grabbed a close-up view “By the time I get them, when a handful of Marmion

they’re already prepared. As a coaching staff, we’ve just got to prepare them further,” Cumbee said. “It’s no surprise to me that they’re successful, because they’ve been doing it since they were kids.” Marmion was ranked 24th in the most recent InterMat Wrestling Fab 50 national poll. The Cadets were off the board in mid-December.

streak still isn’t shabby. Kaneland scored 227 points on the strength of six champions – including Connor Williams (120 pounds), Esai Ponce (132), Sonny Horn (138), Dan Goress (145), Zack Russell (160) and Zach Theis (285). Runner-up Elgin tallied a distant 156 team points. “It was a good warm-up for what’s to come in the next few weeks here,” Knights coach Knights keep Flott Monty Jahns said. “The real streak going season starts about now with Margaret Flott, the namesake conference and state series, of Kaneland’s annual wrestling and a lot of guys are looking tournament, taught at the school good and really continuing for 26 years. While the wrestling their development.” team hasn’t won the Flott Me– Kevin Druley, morial tourney quite that many kdruley@shawmedia.com years in a row, its four-season

COACH SLY SEZ ... Tournament brackets have always doubled as wrestling currency, but this weekend brings a little consolidation with the Upstate Eight Conference tournament in Batavia. Once the state series hits, it’s the same thing – more teams at fewer sites – until everyone gets centralized for next month’s state tournament in

Champaign. Sly’s looking forward to writing wrestlers in on paper as they navigate the challenges of these all-day events. Wherever you go, getting from the far left-hand side of the paper to the far right-hand side is the goal. • You can respond at kcchronicle.com/blogs/sly.

Charlie Smorczewski Batavia, Sr., 138 pounds What he did: Smorczewski upset the second-seeded wrestler in his class at Saturday’s Batavia Invitational en route to a second-place finish. Smorczewski lost to unbeaten Downers Grove North senior Cullen Cummings, a returning state runner-up, in the finals.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... All-day tournaments don’t have to be taxing. On Saturday, Burlington Central sophomore Craig Kein captured the 170-pound title at Kaneland’s Margaret Flott Memorial tourney by winning two bouts. Kein notched a fall (in 3:00) in his first match before scoring an 11-0 major decision for the title.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether seniors Brad Martens (Geneva) and Ryan Rubino (St. Charles East) can repeat as Upstate Eight Conference champions. Competing at 120 and 106 pounds last season, respectively, Martens and Rubino will be among the Tri-Cities talent to watch at the tournament hosted by Batavia this weekend. The Saints topped the Bulldogs for the UEC regular season title, finishing 6-0 in River duals.

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Joel Shump advanced to the championship round of the Batavia tournament as a junior last season. He left for home with a broken hand. On Saturday, the Batavia senior 126-pounder again reached the title bout. He not only kept a clean bill of health, but maintained a perfect record, too. Shump improved to 31-0 with a 7-0 victory against Maine South senior Terry Calkins. Teammates Charlie Smorczewski (138) and Connor McKeehan (220) were second. “It’s exciting,” Smorczewski said of Shump. “He was let down short because of his broken hand and stuff, but this year he’s bounced right back and looking to do big things again.” Shump, who passed Jon Escamilla for sole possession of third place on Batavia’s all-time wins list, credits his surge to first-year coach Scott Bayer’s emphasis on live wrestling during practice. Bayer, a longtime Bulldogs assistant before the season, calls the tactic “sharking.” One practice partner engages another for a short, intense stint before switching, and they keep swooping in. “I can last six minutes no problem,” Shump said. “My pace is a lot better, and all my moves feel a lot more crisp.”

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Geneva’s D’Amico looks to end career on high note Jeremy D’Amico of Geneva hopes to end this season with a national championship, which would be the highlight of his college basketball career. For now, though, the highlight of the season for the Cardinal Stritch University senior has been a game that didn’t even count in the standings. “We played Notre Dame and we were tied with them at halftime,” D’Amico recalls. The Wolves ultimately lost the Nov. 2 exhibition game to the Fighting Irish, 70-56. But for the Cardinal Stritch players, the opportunity to play in South Bend was a memorable experience. “It’s definitely very exciting,” D‘Amico said. “The arena – it’s just a great atmosphere to play in. There’s nothing else like it. ... For us, it was a big game. It was like a Super Bowl for us.” The 6-6 forward and the rest of his teammates hope there will be a lot more big games to come before this season ends. The Wolves

(19-2) are ranked third in the latest NAIA poll and have been ranked as high as No. 1 this season. “We’re having a good season,” D’Amico said, noting that the team is undefeated (15-0) in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Cardinal Stritch’s only losses came to a pair of ranked teams: Jeremy MidAmerica D’Amico Nazarene (NAIA No. 13) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (NCAA Div. III No. 12). D’Amico said the Wolves felt like they had a target on their backs while they were ranked No. 1. “We’ve just got to keep coming out strong no matter who we play and I think we’ll do all right,” he said. D’Amico has started 18 of the team’s 21 games. He’s averaging five points and four rebounds a game. Nearly half his points have come from

ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs 3-point range. “We’ve got a lot of scorers on the team, so I’m more of a role player,” he said. “When I get a chance to shoot an open 3, I do.” D’Amico said his role includes trying to get the ball into the post and being a scrappy rebounder, which he finds more difficult in the college game than it was in high school. “Everyone’s a lot bigger, a lot stronger,” he explains. “It’s not as easy to score. It’s not as easy to get open, so you’ve got to look for different ways of doing that.” Cardinal Stritch is located in Milwaukee, just a few blocks from Lake Michigan. Coming out of high school, however, D’Amico was attracted to a school near a different large body of water – Eckerd College in St.

Petersburg, Fla. “The campus is right on the ocean and it’s a really nice campus,” D’Amico says. “I also love to fish, so I had the best of both worlds.” But two things led him to move to Milwaukee following his freshman year. “It’s closer to home and my older brother [Brandon] transferred here,” D‘Amico says. “I’m two hours away from home. When I was in Florida, I only got to come home two days – Christmas Eve and Christmas. Then I had to fly back for practice. Here, I can go home on the weekend if I wanted to.” Brandon D’Amico, a 6-4 guard, started his collegiate career at Eastern Illinois before deciding Cardinal Stritch was a better fit. “I had a chance to play with him for his junior and senior years,” Jeremy said. “I’m glad I had the opportunity to play with my brother.” Basketball is a family tradition for the D’Amico clan. Brandon and Jeremy’s

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father, Mark D’Amico, played basketball at the junior college level before a successful high school coaching career that included 22 years at Lisle, where his teams compiled a record of 411195. Jeremy’s little brother, Jason, is a junior forward at Geneva, where Mark was an assistant coach when Jeremy played. Jeremy, who lists his father as the person he most admires, remembers hanging out with the Lisle team as a boy. “I was always around the gym,” he said. The business major’s plans after college remain undetermined. “I just hope to find a job,” he said, “Maybe around here or maybe back in Florida.”

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8SPORTS BRIEF AURORA – The Aurora Central Catholic girls basketball team dominated CICS Ellison on Wednesday night, 71-46. Alex Horton (11 points) and

Lisa Rodriguez (10) led a balanced attack as 11 Chargers scored in the game. ACC (9-10) will return to conference play Friday with a visit to powerhouse Montini. – Kane County Chronicle

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Well-traveled Trestman new Bears coach Imagine your next job interview going something like this. Boss: So, I see from your résumé that you have worked with a lot of different organizations. What’s the reason that you have bounced around so much? You: Well, I’ve been dismissed a lot. Boss: But they liked you in Canada? You: Yes, sir. Boss: Sounds good to me. Welcome aboard! OK, clearly I did not eavesdrop on any of the Bears’ interviews with Marc Trestman. The well-traveled Minnesota native became the 14th head coach in franchise history Wednesday as the Bears announced his hiring in a 4:07 a.m. news release. If it’s possible to throw a curveball in football, then

VIEWS Tom Musick this is it. At least, that’s what I thought until the Manti Te’o story broke about 12 hours later. Until recently, Trestman was about as familiar for most Bears fans as a hot dog covered in ketchup. He could have strolled down Michigan Avenue in a Bears visor while handing out playbooks, and police would have told him to get lost. Now, he’s the head coach of the most popular team in the city. Will Trestman prove to be a terrific hire or a colossal bust? It’s impossible to know. One thing is for certain:

Bears general manager Phil Emery is not tentative. He fired nine-year coaching veteran Lovie Smith after a 10-6 season and bypassed more widely known candidates (Bruce Arians of the Indianapolis Colts, for example) to hire a head coach out of the Canadian Football League for the first time since 1982. Here’s hoping the new partnership works out well for all involved. Like Emery, Trestman is a grinder who worked for decades without becoming a household name. He started his coaching career in 1981 as a volunteer assistant at the University of Miami and eventually ended up as the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.

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Join the club In addition to hiring Marc Trestman as head coach Wednesday, the Bears hired Aaron Kromer as offensive coordinator-offensive line coach and Joe DeCamillis as assistant head coach-special teams coordinator.

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Bears running back Matt Forte jumps into the end zone for a first-quarter touchdown Oct. 28 as the Panthers’ Josh Thomas follows him. Forte could be used more as a receiver out of the backfield under new Bears’ coach Marc Trestman’s offense.

Trestman worked for 17 years as an assistant coach in NFL • MUSICK Continued from page 29 In between, Trestman worked for 17 years as an assistant coach in the NFL. Trestman called plays for the Cleveland Browns for one season in 1989, but they moved on without him. He served a twoyear stint as offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers from 1995-96 before he was replaced again. After that came a three-year stint as offensive coordinator with Jake Plummer and the Arizona Cardinals (1998-2000), followed by two seasons in the same role with Rich Gannon and the Oakland Raiders (2002-03). Almost everywhere, Trestman’s offenses enjoyed success. So why did he end up in Canada? We should learn more about Trestman’s journey today when he is introduced at Halas Hall. Changing jobs is common in the NFL, but what’s more unusual is a team investing its Super Bowl hopes in a 57-yearold with no previous NFL head coaching experience and who has been out of the league since 2004. Today, I’m hoping to hear specifics from Trestman about his plans to repair a broken offense and to help Jay Cutler develop into a

top-tier quarterback. In the meantime, Trestman’s track record offers reasons for optimism. Based on Trestman’s past stints in San Francisco and elsewhere, expect the Bears to install a version of the pro-style “West Coast” offense that includes plenty of passing and little (if any) read-option plays. Matt Forte could be used more as a receiver out of the backfield. Cutler could roll out of the pocket with greater frequency. In terms of Mikes, the Bears’ new offense could resemble more Martz than Tice. Yet Trestman arrives with a much friendlier reputation than the “Mad Scientist” Martz, who stubbornly tried to jam his offensive scheme on the roster he inherited. Trestman is more likely to adapt his scheme to the strengths of his players while his reported offensive coordinator, ex-New Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer, works on improving an offensive line that long has been one of the worst in the NFL. Trestman’s tenure in relative obscurity ended Wednesday. The cameras start rolling today.

• Tom Musick covers the Bears for Shaw Media. Contact him at tmusick@ shawmedia.com.

AAROn KROMeR Previous job: New Orleans Saints offensive line-running game coach experience: 23 years with Miami Ohio (1990-98), Northwestern (1999-2000), Oakland (200104), Tampa Bay (2005-07) and New Orleans (2008-12) Bottom line: Kromer’s knowledge of the offensive line and running game should complement Trestman, who works closely with quarterbacks and the passing game. Kromer knows Trestman well from their days with the Raiders, who led the NFL in total offense and 2002 en route to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. JOe DeCAMIllIS Previous job: Dallas Cowboys special-teams coordinator experience: 25 years with Denver (198892), New York Giants (199396), Atlanta (1997-2006), Jacksonville (2007-08) and Dallas (2009-12) Bottom line: DeCamillis will replace Dave Toub, who spent the past nine seasons as the Bears’ special-teams coach. DeCamillis has worked alongside general manager Phil Emery once before when both were members of the Falcons’ organization.

– Tom Musick, tmusick@shawmedia.com


Marc Trestman’s QBs through the years DETROIT LIONS (QB COACH) 1997 – Scott Mitchell 293 for 509, 3,484 yards, 19 TDs, 14 INTs (9-7 record)

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (QB COACH) 1983 – Bernie Kosar 201 for 327, 2,329 yards, 15 TDs, 13 INTs (11-1 record) 1984 – Bernie Kosar 262 for 416, 3,642 yards, 25 TDs, 16 INTs (8-5 record)

ARIZONA CARDINALS (OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QB COACH) 1998 – Jake Plummer 324 for 547, 3,737 yards, 17 TDs, 20 INTs (9-7 record) 1999 – Jake Plummer 201 for 381, 2,111 yards, 9 TDs, 24 INTs (3-8 record) 1999 – Dave M. Brown 84 for 169, 944 yards 2 TDs, 6 INTs (3-2 record) 2000 – Jake Plummer 270 for 475, 2,946 yards, 13 TDs, 21 INTs (3-11 record) 2000 – Dave M. Brown 40 for 69, 467 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs (0-2 record)

CLEVELAND BROWNS (OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR) 1989 – Bernie Kosar 303 for 513, 3,533 yards, 18 TDs, 14 INTs (9-6-1 record) MINNESOTA VIKINGS (QB COACH) 1990 – Rich Gannon 182 for 349, 2,278 yards, 16 TDs, 16 INTs (5-7 record) 1990 – Wade Wilson 82 for 146, 1,155 yards, 9 TDs, 8 INTs (1-3 record) 1991 – Rich Gannon 211 for 354, 2,166 yards, 12 TDs, 6 INTs (6-5 record) 1991 – Wade Wilson 72 for 122, 825 yards, 3 TDs, 10 INTs (2-3 record) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QB COACH) 1995 – Steve Young 299 for 447, 3,200 yards, 20 TDs, 11 INTs (8-3 record) 1995 – Elvis Grbac 127 for 183, 1,469 yards 8 TDs, 5 INTs (3-2 record) 1996 – Steve Young 214 for 316, 2,410 yards, 14 TDs, 6 INTs (9-3 record) 1996 – Elvis Grbac 122 for 197, 1,236, 8 TDs, 10 INTs (3-1 record)

OAKLAND RAIDERS (OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR) 2002 – Rich Gannon 418 for 618, 4,689 yards, 26 TDs, 10 INTs (11-5 record) 2003 – Rich Gannon 125 for 225, 1,274 yards, 6 TDs, 4 INTs (2-5 record) 2003 – Rick Mirer 116 for 221, 1,267 yards, 3 TDs, 5 INTs (2-6 record) 2003 – Marques Tuiasosopo 25 for 45, 324 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs (0-1 record)

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CLEVELAND BROWNS (QB COACH) 1988 – Bernie Kosar 156 for 259, 1,890 yards, 10 TDs, 7 INTs (6-3 record) 1988 – Mike Pagel 71 for 134, 736 yards, 3 TDs, 4 INTs (2-2 record) 1988 – Don Strock 55 for 91, 736 yards, 6 TDs, 5 INTs (2-2 record) 1988 – Gary Danielson 31 for 52, 324 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT (0-1 record)

OAKLAND RAIDERS (QB COACH) 2001 – Rich Gannon 361 for 549, 3,828 yards, 27 TDs, 9 INTs (10-6 record)

MIAMI DOLPHINS (QB COACH) 2004 – A.J. Feeley 191 for 356, 1,893 yards, 11 TDs, 15 INTs (3-5 record) 2004 – Jay Fiedler 101 for 190, 1,186 yards 7 TDs, 8 INTs (1-6 record) 2004 – Sage Rosenfels 16 for 39, 264 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs (0-1 record) NORTH CAROLINA STATE (OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR) 2005 – Jay Davis 108 for 180, 1,267 yards, 6 TDs, 8 INTs 2005 – Marcus Stone 75 for 154, 1,015 yards, 8 TDs, 6 INTs 2006 – Daniel Evans 163 for 307, 1,843 yards, 6 TDs, 11 INTs 2006 – Marcus Stone 33 for 69, 345 yards, 4 TDs, 5 INTs MONTREAL ALOUETTES (HEAD COACH) 2008 – Anthony Calvillo 472 for 682, 5,624 yards, 43 TDs, 13 INTs 2009 – Anthony Calvillo 396 for 550, 4,639 yards, 26 TDs, 6 INTs 2010 – Anthony Calvillo 380 for 562, 4,839 yards, 32 TDs, 7 INTs 2011 – Anthony Calvillo 404 for 654, 5,251 yards, 32 TDs, 8 INTs 2012 – Anthony Calvillo 333 for 555, 5,082 yards, 31 TDs, 14 INTs

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TAMPA BAY BUCS (QB COACH) 1987 – Steve DeBerg 159 for 275, 1,891 yards, 14 TDs, 7 INTs (2-6 record) 1987 – Vinny Testaverde 71 for 165, 1,081 yards, 5 TDs, 6 INTs (0-4 record) 1987 – Jim Zorn 20 for 36, 199 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs (1-0 record) 1987 – John Reaves 6 for 16, 83 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs (1-1 record)

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Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Something that seemed like a long time in coming might finally happen in the year ahead. Fortunately, it will be a development that is likely to change your life in a good way, both materially and socially. CAPriCOrn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Finding access to persons who could be key to your present plans will come more easily than you thought. This includes even some individuals who have been deliberately dodging you. AQUAriUs (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You are in a much stronger position career-wise than you may realize. Don’t let self-doubt or discouragement by others cause you to believe otherwise. PisCEs (Feb. 20-March 20) – Discussions with wise friends might be the key to helping you unravel a bind. If you talk to some of your smarter pals, you’ll find the answers you need. AriEs (March 21-April 19) – Be tough enough to dedicate your time and efforts to a difficult objective that you’re anxious to attain, and you’ll achieve your purposes. Don’t let yourself get bogged down. TAUrUs (April 20-May 20) – Don’t be reluctant to revise some long-standing methods if they are no longer proving to be productive. Things don’t always get better with age. GEMini (May 21-June 20) – You’re likely to fare far better if you respond to events instead of precipitating them. At this juncture, it’s better to react than to lead. CAnCEr (June 21-July 22) – Unusually bold measures will be required to advance one of your interests. Don’t be afraid to take a calculated risk if that’s what it takes. lEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – If you’ve left something dangling, even for a good reason, now is the time to put it to rest. It could produce potential benefits for everybody involved. VirGO (Aug. 23-sept. 22) – Chances are you’ll finally tackle a duty you’ve put off for quite some time, all because you thought it would be a dull experience. To your surprise, it will prove to be invigorating. liBrA (sept. 23-Oct. 23) – When you finally decide to work on your household’s budget, you’ll surprisingly find ways to get better mileage from the monies at hand. sCOrPiO (Oct. 24-nov. 22) – Try not to treat serious matters indifferently, but by the same token, don’t approach life in such a somber manner that you depress others, as well as yourself. Find a compromise. sAGiTTAriUs (nov. 23-Dec. 21) – An old debt that you thought about writing off is likely to be repaid during this cycle. It’s a good thing you weren’t too quick to forget about it.

Rock is Bach: Ex-Skid Row singer to perform Friday By DrU Willis

GateHouse News Service Sebastian Bach has a goal: to leave this Earth with the biggest body of work that he can build. “Rock ’n‘ roll music is kind of like a form of immortality,” he said. But the singer, who got famous performing with Skid Row before launching a solo career, said he wants to avoid coming across as morbid or heavy. “I can listen to Ronnie James Dio, who is sadly no longer with us but the music will never go away,” he said. “I can put the CD on or fill my iPod with it and listen to Jeff Buckley or Jimi Hendrix or one of these amazing musicians who are no longer with us but are completely alive through the music.” Bach said he frequently thinks about how lucky he is to create music and aims to always take the bull by the horns when it presents itself – be it for his last studio album, “Kicking and Screaming” in 2011, going on tour, or starting work on a new project due this year. “Kicking and Screaming” did well, reaching No. 73 on The Billboard album chart, No. 15 on the Billboard rock albums chart, No. 10 on the Billboard independent albums chart, and No. 6 on the Billboard hard rock albums chart. On March 26, Bach will release the live CD/ DVD combo, “Abachalypse Now.” “I consider myself lucky to even be making CDs and DVDs,” he said, remarking on how the CD section at stores has dwindled. But this is not the only thing in store for the rocker who rose to fame with Skid Row (“18 and Life,” “I Remember You”) as the

rock singer sebastian Bach performs Friday at Boondocks in springfield. 1980s turned into the 1990s. He has a new studio project underway with his new guitarist Jeff George, Steve Stevens from Billy Idol’s band, and John 5 from Rob Zombie’s band. “I have got a lot of energy and so I am focusing in on the rock ’n‘ roll. That’s my thing,” he said. Bach said touring and working on a new album is nothing to feel pressured about, though. “I know how to make good albums. I am very critical. I have to totally be in love with what I am hearing come over the speakers in order to put my name on it, do these interviews, go on tour and support it for the rest of my life,” Bach said. Creating an album is what Bach loves and the new disc will just be a continuation of the collection of work he has already recorded. “I am not trying to reinvent rock ’n‘ roll music. I am trying to give you more of what you expect of me,” he said. “That’s why I look up to bands like Rush, Neil

Young and AC/DC ... they keep making albums and keep rocking and that’s what I am going to do for the rest of my life.”

‘Get out of the way of my voice’

When it comes to recording music, Bach is the one in charge. But in the past, he has given up that control for a different stage: acting in musical theater and on television. Besides a recurring role on TV’s “Gilmore Girls,” Bach has starred in several contemporary musicals. “When I do a Broadway show, I am not the only person in control of what’s happening by any means,” he said. Bach first took to Broadway in April 2000 in the lead role of the musical “Jekyll & Hyde.” Later, he played Riff Raff in a Broadway version of “The Rocky Horror Show.” He also did a six-month tour with a production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” playing Jesus. With so many people involved outside of whatever role he is playing

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– the director, producer, playwright, conductor and composer, other actors – the entire process demands teamwork. “They are relying on you. You have to be there and be very reliable in order to be part of a team,” Bach explained. “Broadway shows are very much a team effort.” Bach never tried to be a Broadway leading man, he said, and the “opportunity has arisen again.” “Let’s put it this way: I don’t need to chase it,” he said excitedly. Even with that, Bach will always love rock ’n‘ roll. But when it comes to how he uses his talents – in a rock band, on stage or on television – Bach said he plans to just keep going for the ride, just as he has since he started singing in his church choir when he was 8 years old. “I have kind of just got to get out of the way of my voice and let it have the life that it has. It has a life of its own that really has nothing to do with me,” Bach laughed.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips who is deliberately hurtful. Respect is something that has to be earned. Your parents and siblings “respect” your grandmother from a distance because they have learned it’s the only safe way to do so. Does this mean she should automatically be excluded from all family get-togethers? No. However, before she’s invited to an important event, she should give assurances that she’ll watch her mouth and be on her best behavior. It’s no crime to protect oneself from someone else’s meanspiritedness. Dear Abby: Please allow me to share a dating technique with your readers that has saved me a lot of relationship headaches. I call it “the 90-day rule.” Whenever I start dating someone, I try to see them at least once a week for 90 days. That way, if there

are any character flaws, I find out within the first 90 days. Among the flaws I’ve discovered: drug dealing and addiction, alcoholism, driving without a valid license and with illegal license tags, and lying about their occupation. The idea is to avoid sexual intimacy during those first 90 days to keep your head clear. If you are intimate too soon, you’ll find yourself making excuses for your partner. This technique has never failed me – unless I made an exception. Before you can love someone, you must learn who that person really is. – Clearheaded in Clearwater, Fla. Dear Clearheaded: Your 90-day rule makes a lot of sense. I have heard from many readers who went too far too fast because they felt they had made an instant emotional connection. I warn them that physical attraction should not be confused with love. • Write Dear Abby at www.dearabby.com.

Follow these tips to avoid toddler tantrums

Dear Doctor K: My toddler has frequent temper tantrums, and it’s impossible to calm him down once he gets going. I’d rather learn ways to head off his tantrums in the first place. Dear Reader: Though it may be hard to believe, tantrums can actually serve a purpose. My pediatrician colleagues here at Harvard Medical School tell me that tantrums are your child’s way of letting you know that you’re not meeting his basic needs for sleep, food, reassurance, independence, calm and safety. Provide these things, and he’s less likely to fall on the floor wailing. Here are some tips our pediatricians say should help: • Avoid hunger pangs. Low blood sugar can make kids cranky. Bring healthy snacks with you to avoid a meltdown. Good options include raisins, cheese and apple slices – presuming your child is old enough for such solids. • Make sure your child is well-rested. Most children need 10 to 12 hours of sleep at night. Don’t bring a sleep-deprived 2-year-old to the grocery store and then expect him to behave perfectly. (In fact, if you see me at the grocery store and I’ve been

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff sleep-deprived, don’t expect me to behave perfectly, either!) • Avoid overstimulation. Whether it’s a visit with relatives, a birthday party or another event, a young child can process only so much excitement. The initial laughter and enthusiasm can quickly give way to tears and aggressive behavior. If you see signs that your child is beginning to get overexcited – such as hyperactivity and silliness – remove him from the setting for a few minutes to calm him down. • Keep your child active. Energetic children may need physical outlets to help avoid emotional meltdowns. If you have a highenergy child, be sure he or she gets plenty of active time. • Be consistent and have a schedule. Children love predictability – even predictably bad news like it’s time to go to bed. • Be in control. You are in charge, not your 2-year-old. But if he’s craving independence, give him a sense of control by offering some limited choices. For

example, if he’s refusing to eat vegetables, give him a choice between broccoli and green beans. Little doses of power like that will fulfill his need for independence without turning him into a tyrant or teaching him that his opinion doesn’t matter. • Give reassurance, attention and love. If the only way to get your attention is by wailing, your child will quickly learn that trick. Don’t misunderstand: I’m not advising that you ignore your crying child. Rather, at every opportunity, show the child your attention and love – to head off the tantrum from starting. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A great new short, inexpensive e-book has a wealth of good information about this subject: “Taming Your Child’s Temper Tantrums” by Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy and Karen Weintraub. You can learn more about this book at my website, AskDoctorK. com.

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

Dr. Wallace: I met Mike at a concert and started going out with him soon after the event. Mike was a cool cat. Yes, he was into alcohol and drugs, and yes, he has a criminal record, but he is full of life and an exciting guy. A month ago, I came home from a date with alcohol on my breath, and my dad blew his mind. Mike and he got into a huge argument and Mike used some nasty adjectives. If it had not been for my mother who intervened, I’m sure he and my dad would have gotten into a fist fight. I’m 16 and have been out with quite a few guys, but none of them turned me on more than Mike. I’m on restriction and have promised my parents that I will never go out with him again, and I will keep that promise. My question is this – why do so many girls like to go out with wild “redneck” guys? All of us girls know these guys are double trouble, but we still gravitate to them. Already, I miss Mike, and it breaks my heart knowing that I will never go out with him again. – Ashley, Houston, Tex. Dear Ashley: There aren’t a lot of girls who get a thrill from going out with wild guys, but there are certainly some. Perhaps it’s the excitement of self-destruction. Some women even manage to “fall in love” with murderers on death row. Most females who go through an “I like losers” phase eventually grow out of it – usually after one or several traumatic experiences with such

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace guys. I understand that you miss Mike even though he’s a jerk. He seems to promise romance and adventure – everything you think your life lacks. In reality, that promise is as hollow as an empty beer keg. He and his kind will only bring you misery. I hope you saw that in Mike’s absurd confrontation with your parents. Your broken heart will mend soon enough, and you will meet a nice guy who has greater ambitions than drinking, smoking pot or putting cocaine up his nose. Dr. Wallace: I’m always wondering where underage teens get their alcohol. Almost all establishments that sell alcohol won’t sell alcohol to young people unless they have proof they are at least 21. Do they steal it from their parents or do they have adults purchase it for them? It appears to me that teens who want alcohol have little problem getting it. My 17-yearold son was actually given beer by his best friend’s stepfather. – Mama, Gary, Ind. Dear Mama: It’s true that underage drinkers have little problem getting alcohol. According to a National Academy of Science report, twothirds of teens who drink are given alcohol by their parents or other adults. This is a troubling statistic. • Write Dr. Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: My grandmother is 75 years old and, unfortunately, very unpleasant to be around. She has made many hurtful remarks in the past, which have led some family members to shut her out of their lives. I call my grandmother once or twice a month. When I do, she’s nothing but pleasant with me, but she’s often angry and tearful about other members of the family. She feels her children and grandchildren should respect her as the matriarch of the family and include her in all family gettogethers. (My family tells me they have stopped inviting her to many functions because she’s such a troublemaker.) I’m concerned about my grandmother and am beginning to think that my parents and siblings should overlook her unpleasant behavior. – Troubled in Minnesota Dear Troubled: Your grandmother appears to be reaping what she has sown. Verbal abuse often leaves scars on those at whom it is aimed, and no one can be blamed for wanting distance from a person

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Robert Duvall said, “You just can’t take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.” You can’t take a crash course to be an expert declarer in bridge. However, here is a chance to dance around a three-no-trump deal. What should South do after West leads the heart jack? Despite having only 20 highcard points, South’s hand is nearly strong enough to open two clubs and rebid two no-trump. All those aces and kings, along with the good five-card suit, make that hand worth some 22 points. (A two-no-trump opening typically contains either three aces and one king or two aces and three kings. As this hand has two aces and four kings, it is over average.) South starts with seven top tricks: three hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. Most days, he will get three more winners from clubs for an overtrick. But it would be a good idea to sacrifice the potential extra trick to avoid crashing like the original declarer. He won the first trick and immediately took his two top clubs. When the queen did not drop, South continued with a third club. Now East did well, shifting to the spade queen. Whatever declarer did, he had to lose five spade tricks and go down two. Since the contract is in danger of crashing only if East gains the lead, South should have taken the first trick on the board and played a low club to his eight (assuming East followed suit with the two or five, of course). Even if it lost to the 10, the suit would then have run and the contract come home safely.


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3BR, 1.5BA brick ranch.

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St. Charles - Valley View

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ST. CHARLES 3BR MUST SEE! JPMorgan Chase Bank, National

On Horse Farm, hardwood floors, Association, W/D, full bsmt, 2 car gar, no smkg/ Plaintiff, pets neg., $2600. 630-715-7101 vs. St. Charles Cozy 3 Bedroom Jonathan B. Hane; Sarah Lynn Hane; Unknown Owners and Non1 bath, near grade school, all appls incl washer/dryer. Pets OK. Record Claimants; Belles Terres $1125/mo+sec. 847-340-1321 Condominium Association Building 1100/1120, Defendants.

Batavia Small Furnished BR

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Case No. 12 CH 4475 1100 North Farnsworth Avenue Aurora, IL 60505

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by gi that on January 16, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as ORGANIZING SOLUTIONS BY NICOLE located at 38W109 McKee St., Batavia, IL 60510.

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ZIMMERMAN FORD

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FREE SYSTEM CHECK

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Transmission Fluid Flush Automatic Transmission Fluid Flush

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

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800

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• Drain & flush vehicles cooling system refill • We use DEX-COOL extended life coolant

Check Engine Light On

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20

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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Batavia

1207 S Batavia Ave: Sold on or before 120712 by Jerald A Atkinson to James Defrank; $239,000.00 38W334 Main St: Sold on or before 120512 by Jeffrey A Sloss to Schauer Trust; $950,000.00 625 S Jefferson St: Sold on or before 121012 by Yaeger Trust to Christine M Holda; $205,000.00 637 N Batavia Ave: Sold on or before 120512 by Kevin T Kane to Peter E Frost & Laura E Frost; $850,000.00 725 W Fabyan Pkwy: Sold on or before 121012 by Dreyer Clinic Inc to 725 Fabyan Parkway Llc; $950,000.00

Elburn

1169 Collins Dr: Sold on or before 120712 by Robert G Henn to Casey W Crosby & Haley E Crosby; $251,000.00 1N422 Pouley Rd: Sold on or

before 120712 by Miguel Zepeda to Christopher D Young & Kerri A Lee Young; $135,000.00 548 Holbrook Ave: Sold on or before 120712 by Brian J Socha to David Cieslicki & Christopher Chavez; $200,000.00 746 Tiller St: Sold on or before 120512 by Gordon H Leahy Sr to Gerard Seyler & Carmen Seyler; $231,000.00

Geneva

0N458 Feece Ct: Sold on or before 120512 by Patzelt Property Co Llc to Shodeen Trust; $50,000.00 0N542 Armstrong Ln: Sold on or before 120712 by Riordan Trust to Louis Quetel & Jeanette Quetel; $360,000.00 0N563 Sounders Dr: Sold on or before 120512 by Sho Deen Inc to Steven R Bourbeau & Julie M Bourbeau; $393,500.00 109 Aberdeen Ct: Sold on or

before 121012 by Janice M Little to Pamela K Ritchie; $111,500.00 1462 Fargo Blvd: Sold on or before 120512 by Rouse Trust to Jack W Jourdan Ii & Jennifer Jourdan; $440,000.00 1628 Country Squire Dr: Sold on or before 120712 by Plys Trust to Robert V Foster & Jane Foster; $300,500.00 208 Anderson Blvd: Sold on or before 120512 by Joan K Lencioni to Ryan L Lange & Karis N Lange; $322,500.00 217 Chalmers St: Sold on or before 120712 by David L Neuenschwander to Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee; $470,000.00 217 Chalmers St: Sold on or before 120712 by Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee to Matthew R Kroll & Jennifer A Kroll; $470,000.00 225 Kansas St: Sold on or before 120612 by Us Bank Na Trustee to Michael Sheahan;

New Model Home in Sunset Views

$71,000.00 317 Sandholm St: Sold on or before 121012 by Kane County Sheriff to Us Bank Na; $203,303.00 37W681 Kaneville Rd: Sold on or before 121012 by Todd A Ramm to William C Mccormick & Suzanne M Mccormick; $267,000.00 802 Forest Ave: Sold on or before 120712 by Charles K Jones to Scott R Donahue & Bonnie J Donahue; $450,000.00 981 Wood Ave: Sold on or before 120512 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Timothy J Swanson & Angela M Swanson; $239,500.00

North Aurora

1633 W Mooseheart Rd: Sold on or before 120712 by Mccue Builders Inc to Scott Voelkner & Jessica Voelkner; $385,000.00 216 Andrew Ct: Sold on or

before 120512 by Christopher L Spellman to Joseph G Vincej & Nancy M Vincej; $259,000.00 2634 Bauer Rd: Sold on or before 120512 by Dennis J Chmielewski to John J Harvat & Debbie L Harvat; $349,000.00 420 E Victoria Cir 6 4: Sold on or before 120712 by Lori Spoula to Karen O Santiago; $110,000.00 918 Wilkinson Ln: Sold on or before 120612 by Kendall Partners Ltd to Jonathan M Mulder & Lauren J Mulder; $215,000.00

St. Charles

1427 S 4th St: Sold on or before 120512 by Muldowney Trust to Patrick Madden; $183,000.00 1504 Oak St: Sold on or before 120512 by Horton Trust to Marlon R Palmer & Susanna J Palmer; $161,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 3

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5N133 Kaelin Road

$420,000

Value is in the land. Gorgeous mature trees border this 2.78 acre lot all the way around. Beautiful, private & peaceful setting. Horses allowed. Brick ranch on property has many possibilities, just needs a little TLC. Unfinished basement with fireplace & rough-in for 3rd bath, professional boiler, 40-gal. water heater. No disclosures. Buyer responsible for any/all inspections/tests. Property being sold “as-is”.

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30W481 Army Trail Rd, Lot 4 Lot 1 Barlow Drive 529 Linden Court Wayne $325,000 St. Charles $245,000 Geneva $248,700 Beautiful tree-lined lot located in Lysle Estates, just east of the historic village of Wayne. Property is zoned for horses (1 horse per acre) and currently has a 30 X 60 horse barn and fence all the way around. Horse barn has electric and water. 2.78 acres.

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

End unit, gorgeous brick townhome with hardwood flooring, crown molding and a beautiful brick fireplace. Great views, balcony and patio. Finished basement with additional 4th bedroom. Walk to 3rd street shopping and dining, parks or Metra train station.


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Continued from page 2 37W975 Mallard Lake Rd: Sold on or before 120712 by First Fsb to John K Weir Jr; $545,000.00 4109 Saint Andrews Ct: Sold on or before 120612 by Edward L Smith to Anthony J Lardas; $485,000.00 41W563 Holly Ct: Sold on or before 121012 by Jon R Carlson to Frank Brunner & Taylor Brunner; $350,000.00 42W035 Retreat Ct: Sold on or before 120612 by Alfred P Scionti to Scott A Lundgren & Sally S Lundgren; $365,000.00 4420 Rosebud Dr: Sold on or before 120712 by Scott Landem to John G Ambrogio & Shannon L Ambrogio; $188,000.00 525 Mckinley St: Sold on or before 120712 by Margaret Anderson to Nora Gallaghen; $147,500.00 615 State St: Sold on or before 121012 by Olson Trust to James J Lederman Jr; $94,500.00 6N088 Boxwood Ln: Sold on or before 120512 by Kathleen

Batavia

A Neighbors to Peter Briddell; $212,000.00 6N336 Il Route 25: Sold on or before 120712 by Timothy L Delaney to Alpine Landscape Llc; $106,000.00 711 Crossing Way: Sold on or before 120712 by Maria A Gonzalez Estate to Joy L Larson; $115,000.00

South Elgin

2064 Lily Pond Ln: Sold on or before 120612 by Anthony Ariola to John Park; $324,000.00 302 Windsor Ct D: Sold on or before 120712 by Kenneth J Kocher Iii to Nicholas Funk & Patrick B Funk; $102,000.00 525 Sandhurst Ln C: Sold on or before 120712 by Fannie Mae to Lisa Post; $90,000.00 651 Reserve Ct: Sold on or before 120712 by Donna J Magnuson to Adam Conroy & Rebecca Conroy; $535,000.00 683 Oak Ln: Sold on or before 120512 by Brett W Weber Sr to Harry Karas & Paul Karas; $460,000.00 723 Lake Ridge Dr: Sold on or before 120612 by Michael J Cronin to Jerri Renee Wilhite; $273,000.00 8 Persimmon Ln: Sold on or

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before 120512 by Lyndell C Loven to Diego Mejia & Zoila V Mejia; $420,000.00 827 Greenfield Ave: Sold on or before 121012 by Kane County Sheriff to Bank Of New York Mellon; $64,125.00 9 Hilltop Ln: Sold on or before 120512 by State Bank Of Illinois Trustee to Stephen A Trickey & Avery E Trickey; $239,000.00 906 Sunrise Dr: Sold on or before 120712 by Rogelito V Dabu to Marcus Hamilton & Jasmine Hamilton;

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$320,000.00

Sugar Grove

1945 Fays Ln: Sold on or before 120712 by Carlson Trust to Lawrence Michael Jackson; $225,000.00 231 Berkshire Ln: Sold on or before 120512 by Nicholas G Yach to Pedro Covarrubias & Gladis Covarrubias; $150,000.00 271 Capitol Dr C: Sold on or before 120612 by Jon R Hardecopf to Adam E Giera; $97,000.00

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One of the biggest mistakes businesspeople make is assuming that working from home will automatically result in a higher level of productivity. Unless you carefully construct your home office environment, you may find that working from home is less productive than you anticipated. Staples, one of the world’s largest office products companies and a trusted source for office solutions, offers the following tips for setting up your home office to help maximize your productivity. • The ideal working environment: Home office setup is an exercise in knowing yourself. Before you make any decisions, make a list of the things you need to spur productivity. Some people can work at a desk in a common area of the house with the television running in the background. Others want a closed-door environment where distractions are minimized. For some people, a home office is a place to finish up work from a regular day job. For others, a home office is a primary workspace where they spend eight or more hours of the day. Before you start rearranging the furniture, decide what you need as an absolute minimum to encourage you to use the space as intended. • The right office furniture, equipment and supplies: Once you have decided whether you’re going to segregate an area of the living room, convert a spare bedroom or set yourself up in the basement or garage, you should start thinking about home office furniture. The type of office furniture you pick and the way you organize your space will significantly impact your productivity.

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Basic home office setup can cost less than $500 the holy grail for people who work. Who wouldn’t want a comfortable home oasis where commuting is a foreign concept and the work just gets done? To achieve home office nirvana, make a plan that is specifically designed to meet your individual needs and choose the right home office furniture, equipment and supplies to make your plan a reality. – Brandpoint

• HOME HELP

Continued from page 3 Whatever your preferences are, investing money up front in the style of office furniture that makes you comfortable will naturally lead to greater productivity. At the very least, this ensures that you won’t be tempted to relocate to the bedroom instead of working at your desk. Likewise, an upfront investment in office supplies and equipment will help you get your work done faster and avoid distractions. • The cost of outfitting a home office: A basic home office setup can cost you under $500 if you already have a computer that you can relocate to your new space. There are a number of functional-office furniture options that look expensive but are actually quite affordable, especially if you are willing to put the furniture together yourself. A printer and a phone with voicemail can round out a basic home office setup. A more advanced home office setup would include a fax machine and a photocopier. Fortunately, there are 3-in-1 office machines that combine a-printer, fax and copier all

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Investing money in a style of office furniture that makes you comfortable will naturally lead to greater productivity. This will ensure you won’t be tempted to relocate to the bedroom instead of working at your desk. in one piece of equipment for under $300, saving you money and space. Keep in mind, however, that a machine that does many things often offers fewer features for each specific function. For example, if your work at home requires more than the occasional photocopy, it can be more efficient to buy a dedicated copy

machine that has special functionality to handle a heavier workload. Don’t forget to set aside money in your home office budget for office supplies. From paper to paper clips, you will have to buy all of the little things that you took for granted when you worked for an employer. A home office is sometimes considered

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IN-TOWN like-new Charmer with tons of character & curb appeal! Just bring the swing for the inviting front porch of this recently remodeled home! Gorgeous inside and out with hardwood floors, woodcased openings and Gourmet kitchen (all appliances stay!). Luxurious baths, full attic with pulldown stairs, 2 furnaces, 2 central air units, patio, Hardiboard siding & 2-car garage! INCREDIBLE HOME!!

Original HW floors on 1st, doors, and trim; UPDATED roof, baths, hot H2O, HVAC, plumbing, elect, siding, deck, and paint. NEW kitchen with cherry cabinets & stainless steel appliances, stone backsplash; Den/BR plus full bath with granite on 1st; 3 bedroom, bath and loft up; Master with sitting room plus plumbed for future bath; hardwood under carpet in living room; Large fenced yard with mature trees; Screened porch! NOT Short Sale! Flexible closing

Impressive 5 bedroom, 4.1 bath custom home on private wooded lot backing to preserve! Large light-filled rooms, high end kitchen with Dacor and Subzero appliances, volume ceilings, mudroom with built-ins, FR w/ WBFP. 2nd floor features luxury with master with dressing area and large walk-in closet, 3 large bedrooms, 2nd laundry. Finished Lower Level with bar, 5th bedroom, bath, rec and exercise areas. 3-car garage; 3-season porch, prof landscaping. back yard. Tenant can vacate w/60 days notice.

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DeKalb

$135,000

North Aurora

$309,900

Excellent investment opportunity awaits you in this spacious two flat! Perfect starter home w/extra income from upper unit. Desirable unit with garage, easy to rent! Updated spaces, don’t miss out! 723N14thSt.com

Spacious & open 4BR/2BA Ranch backs to open space! Builders warranty w/4 years left. Gourmet eat-in kitchen, vaulted family room. Master w/ deluxe bath & walk-in closet. Kaneland Schools! Must see! 960Bennett.com

$79,000

Oswego

$235,000

Mint condition 4BR/2.1BA home on fenced corner lot! Close to trails, parks & schools! Eat-in kitchen w/stainless appliances, 1st flr laundry, loft, master suite w/private bath. 2-car garage, unfinished bsmt w/rough-in for bath. 320Greenwood.com

$195,000

Montgomery

$205,000

Old world charm & character in this 3BR/2BA Cape Cod! Fenced corner lot, adjacent to Moody Park. Hdwd floors, multi-sided slate fireplace, master suite w/private bath. Full bsmt, backyard deck. Walk to downtown & river. 622S4thSt.com

Fabulous curb appeal w/front porch & fenced yard. 3BR/2.5BA Two Story w/full bsmt. Family room w/cozy fireplace, spacious eat-in kitchen, vaulted master suite. Huge new deck, club house, pool and nearby playground! 2838Brian.com

Batavia

$199,900

Great 3BR/1.1BA family home on large fenced lot! Geneva Schools! Deck, paver patio, shed, playset & more. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite & stainless. Large family room, office, 2-car garage. 346Davis.com

Geneva

$599,900

“New” 4BR/2.1BA Victorian built in 1991 w/all the modern upgrades! Established neighborhood, walk to train & downtown. Extensive woodwork, stainless appliances, 2 fireplaces, paver patio, fenced yard & wraparound porch! 942Hawthorne.com

Elburn

$899,000

Sugar Grove

$138,500

Luxury 3BR/3.1BA Executive Ranch on 4.37 wooded acres! Every possible amenity, 4-car garage, walnut floors & doors, 2 fireplaces, prograde appliances, walkout bsmt, deck, patio-the list is endless! 0S608AutumnWoods.com

Great .36 acre lot available in the popular Black Walnut Trails subdivision of Sugar Grove. Bring your own builder/plans. Close to town, shopping and highway! Kombrink.com

Batavia

$299,900

South Elgin

$189,900

Gorgeous 4BR/2.1BA Havlicek built home in Deerpath Trails! Open floor plan, hdwd floors, 2-story foyer. Master suite w/walk-in closet & private bath w/whirlpool tub. Full unfinished basement, 2-car garage & more! 152Dixon.com

Quality built 3BR/3.1BA Cambridge end unit townhome! Close to I20, I90 & Fox River. Open floorplan, private balcony, gourmet kitchen, security system, finished basement & much more! 290Hickory.com

Elburn

$389,900

Batavia

$375,000

Beautiful 4BR/2.1BA Builders Spec on Interior Lot! Brick front, open floor plan, 9’ ceilings, 2-story family room! Eat-in kitchen, 1st flr den. Master w/ double walk-in closets & luxury bath. Deep pour bsmt. Kombrink.com

Elburn

$1,125,000

Unbelievable 25-acre Foxwood Farm! Dates back to the Civil War! Home very livable and many farm buildings could support equestrian operationseither hunter/jumpers, dressage, etc. One of the best properties available! 41W847Beith.com

Elgin

$89,900

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

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

Geneva

$339,900

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Sugar Grove

$449,000

South Elgin

Immaculate 4BR/3BA Shodeen Home in Mill Creek! Gourmet kitchen w/granite & stainless, hdwd floors, Trex deck & front porch. Finished bsmt w/rec room, bedroom & full bath. Golf, trails, close to Metra! DooleyDr.com

Stunning 5BR/4BA Traditional, finished bsmt w/2nd kitchen, bar, fp & 5th bedroom. Impeccably maintained, gourmet kitchen, high-end trim, TREX deck, HardiePlank siding & brick front. So much for the money! 993Jennifer.com

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$274,900

Fabulous 4BR/2.1BA old & charming 3-story in downtown Geneva! Two screened porches, 2 kitchens, huge living/dining room & family room. 1st floor master & full bath. Full bsmt, 2-car garage, walk to town! 418Ford.com

$54,900

Move-in ready 2BR/1BA main level condo w/1-car garage, patio & more. Huge living room w/brick gas log fireplace. Dining room, kitchen w/ breakfast bar. Master w/lighted ceiling fan, large laundry room & more! 1104Kane.com

St Charles

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

$449,968

Desirable 4BR/2.1BA home in Foxfield subdivision. 1st flr master w/private bath, new kitchen, lower level family room & half bath, newer roof & siding. 2.5-car garage, shed w/dog run & much more! Kombrink.com

St Charles

$199,000

St Charles

$3,295,000

Elburn

$189,900

One-of-a-kind 6BR/4.3BA luxury estate on secluded lot offering privacy & views of mature woods & Ferson Creek! Custom quality craftsmanship by Frank Laurie w/exquisite design & amenities. KnollcreekDr.com

4BR/2.2BA ranch home perfect for the first time hombuyer or investor. Well maintained w/huge family room, screened porch, full finished bsmt w/ wet bar, bedroom & bathroom. Close to park, train & grade school. 213Lilac.com

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Spacious 3BR/2.1BA home in Neucort Lakes! Landscaped lot w/paver patio. Eat-in kitchen, loft, master w/private bath & walk-in closet. 2nd floor laundry, 2-car garage, front porch & more! 92Meadow.com

Geneva

$329,900

This 5BR/3.1BA Mill Creek Home Has It ALL! Pro landscaping, Trex deck, front porch. 2-story foyer, hdwd floors, stainless appliances. Master w/ luxury bath. Finished bsmt w/rec room, 5th bed, full bath & bar rough-in! 39W508Newton.com

Batavia

$439,900

Original owner former builders model in Prairie Trails! 4BR/2.1BA mint condition 2-story. Close to park, middle school & I-88. Luxury home w/ fenced lot, paver patio, gazebo & even a putting green! 2008PondDr.com

Elburn

$318,900

Custom built 3BR/2BA brick & cedar ranch home on landscaped lot. Light & bright dÈcor, open floorplan, eat-in kitchen, cathedral ceilings, master suite w/private bath. Finished bsmt, 2-car garage, deck & more! 712RidgeDr.com

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St Charles

$650,000

Executive 4BR/3.1BA all brick Georgian w/only the finest upgrades & amenities! Stone mosaic floors, claw foot tub, crystal knobs & chandelier, deck & patio. 4 flat screen TV’s included! RoyalFoxDr.com

St Charles

$509,900

Designer appointed 5BR/4BA Royal Fox beauty backing to open space! Deluxe amenities, gourmet eat-in kitchen w/stainless, master suite w/fp & spa bath, full finished bsmt & so much more. Take a look! 4207RoyalFox.com

Campton Hills

$499,900

Impeccably maintained cedar & stacked stone home on private 1.3-acre lot! 4BR/3.1BA with room for 2 more bedrooms. Full finished bsmt, newer furnace, new tankless water heater, gourmet kitchen. SaddlebrookDr.com

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$59,900

Come build your dream home on this gorgeous .3-acre lot in popular Brentwoods Ponds! Geneva schools, walking distance to Peck Farm Rec Center, minutes from Randall Rd corridor. Bring your own builder! Kombrink.com

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Sugar Grove

Look out lot backs to dedicated open space and is close to bike path. Upscale subdivision with many custom homes. Beautiful views, rolling terrain and awaiting your dream home. This could be a steal for someone! Kombrink.com

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Key to finding balance in home decor is mixing materials • HOME HELP

Continued from page 4 This means about 23 million homes are at risk because of non-working smoke alarms and an additional five million homes are at risk by not having smoke alarms. – Family Features/ Energizer

Decorating Tip: Mix materials

“The key to updating your home with the latest trends is finding a balance,” says HGTV designer and television personality Taniya Nayak. “It’s all about making it personal and adding elements that fit your lifestyle and design personality, without breaking the bank.” One great way to make a big impact on a small budget is to mix materials, creating a blend of polished and raw in a room with modern and industrial elements. Mixing materials can also mean utilizing different finishes throughout a room. In the kitchen, using contrasting materials makes your space look personalized. Try a mix of wood and painted finishes for a more layered and collected feel. By resisting the

urge to perfectly match every piece, you’ll have a space that looks current and works nicely together. – Brandpoint

Garden Guide

Are nasturtiums a flower or a vegetable? They’re both. Their brightly colored flowers and shield-shaped leaves can all be eaten. So, grow them in a hanging basket and surprise your friends by casually picking a leaf or two (rinse them under the faucet) and popping them in your mouth.

Materials needed:

• A bag with hanging straps • Scissors • Potting soil • Slow-release fertilizer • Watering can • Nasturtium seeds • A plastic garbage bag • Potting soil • Airtight container

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Nasturtiums grow best in full sun and in poor, dry soil. 2. Mix some potting soil with a slow-release fertilizer. Use the mixture to fill the basket almost to the brim, ready to sow the seed. Water the soil and let it drain through. 3. Make numerous 1/2-inch-deep holes around the basket and in the center. Be sure they are 4 inches (10 cm) apart. Place a seed into each hole and cover with soil.

Directions:

1. Prepare the bag by lining it with a garbage bag. Next, use scissors to snip holes in the base for water drainage. Snip through both the bag and the lining.

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All the charm & grace this Cape Cod has to offer! Filled with hardwood floors! Turret Dinette! Vaulted family room! 2nd floor J & J bath & 4th bedroom has private bath! 2nd floor bonus rm! TT

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$280,000 New Roof, Siding & Windows $259,900 Backs to Preserve!

2900 sf of quality on a acre plus! Unique floor plan with size in all the right places! Huge maple island kitchen & first floor master suite! 2 fireplaces! Oversized 3 car garage with workshop!!

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Full Finished Walkout & Pool! $699,900 Simply Impeccable Throughout! $625,000 Former Model Home!

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Impeccable newer ranch living boasting lovely open floor plan! Classy brick front exterior! Hardwood floors! Large vaulted great room! Granite kitchen! Oversized back yard with large deck! A CH ST.

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$250,000 Classy End Unit!

Beautiful private fenced premium lot backing to Pratt Woods! Nice family floor plan has dramatic 2 story family rm & 1st floor den! Newer laminate flooring! Newer furnace & AC too!

Attractive 2400 sf brick front ranch. Bright open floor plan in model like condition! Stone fireplace! Hardwood floors! Granite cherry kitchen! Finished basement! Huge seated deck!

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$225,000 B2 Zoning!

Walking distance to mall & schools! True 3 bedroom! Open & airy floorplan! 2 story living room! Maple kitchen! Cherry flooring! Finished basement w/4th bed & rec!

$289,999

Outstanding opportunity with this well maintained 4 bedroom home is walking dis to youth splash park, soccer & football fields! Hardwood flrs on most of 1st floor! Vaulted master! NE GE

$134,900 Ranch End Unit!

In-town! New paint inside, newer roof and furnace. Generous room sizes. Heated front porch. 2 Parcels. Lot next door is included in sale. Great office with parking lot potential! Many uses possible.

$109,900

Hard to find affordable & affordable on culdesac! Convenient east side location! Vaulted living room! Eat in Kitchen! Full basement! All appliances stay! Walk to park/playground/walking trails!


KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com

Carlson’s Floors in Geneva is offering a $2,013 giveaway through Feb. 28.

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• Thursday, January 17, 2013

GENEVA – Those interested in bathroom remodels, kitchen renovations or updating carpeting can stop by Carlson’s showroom for a special offer. Customers who make a purchase of $250 or more by Feb. 28 can enter the LUCKY $2,013 giveaway. The winner will receive up to $2,013 in store credit. Carlson’s showroom has a wide selection of carpets, ceramics, cork and prefinished hardwoods. Carlson’s Floors is located at 728 W. State St. in Geneva. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit carlsonsfloors.com.

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A beautiful custom 4 bedroom, 5 ½ bath home with a lovely open flowing floor plan! Decorative pillars and stone work highlight the covered wrap around porch! There is a 2-story foyer that opens up to the formal dining room with a recessed ceiling; the spacious family room has glistening hardwoods, a volume 11-foot ceiling, a full wall of windows and a massive floor to ceiling stone fireplace! The granite kitchen has loads of cabinetry, a cooking island, and a walk-out bay dinette leading to the expansive deck with amazing views of open space and a scenic pond! The first floor den is 15x14, has a walk-in closet and an adjacent bath making it perfect as a guest room! The second floor has 3 large bedrooms – each with a full bath! A few steps up is the master suite with deep tray ceiling, walk-in closet, beverage bar with sink, vaulted whirlpool bath and a glass sliding door to a private balcony! An open staircase leads to the finished English basement which includes a recreation room with fireplace, full bath and storage areas! A lot of house for the money in a great neighborhood with parks, pool, trails and more!

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