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Jeff Krage – For the Kane County Chronicle

Children attempt to drill into maple wood during Maple Sugaring Days on Saturday at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn.

LOOKING FORWARD St. Patrick’s Parade set in downtown St. Charles ST. CHARLES – The St. Patrick’s Parade is set for 2 p.m. March 16 in downtown St. Charles. It will take place on Route 64, and it features Irish dancers, authentic Irish music, floats and more. For information, visit

St. Charles candidates forum headed to the Arcada ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles municipal candidates forum is set for March 12 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The forum starts at 6 p.m. The event will feature an equal chance for all mayoral candidates to answer six predetermined questions selected by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee.

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OUT AND ABOUT Swedish Meatball Dinner at Bethany Lutheran

BATAVIA – “If you liked our Pancakes … you’ll Love our Meatballs” is the theme of the fourth annual Swedish Meatball Dinner presented by the Swedish American Children’s Choir, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S Lincoln St. in Batavia. The dinner will feature Swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, lingonberries, Swedish rye bread and dessert. Also featured will be a Swedish gift items for purchase, Swedish and American baked goods for sale and Swedish music, including a brief performance by the Swedish American Children’s Choir. All proceeds from the event benefit the choir performance tour fund. Dinner tickets are by reservation only, and carryout orders are available. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 10 years old, and under 3 are free. Call the choir office at 630-414-9700 for reservations.

St. Patrick’s Turkey Dinner at St. Gall

ELBURN – St. Gall Catholic Church has planned its 130th annual St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church’s parish hall, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn. This is a sit-down, home-cooked dinner that includes turkey, real mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, green beans, rolls, cranberry, cole slaw and lots of pies to choose from for dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children 6-12 and free for those 5 and under are free. Carryouts are available at the American Legion Hall, downtown Elburn, for $8. For information, call the parish office at 630-365-6030.

Meet the Candidates Night in Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE – A Meet the Candidates Night event is set for 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St., Sugar Grove. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Individuals seeking office with the Village of Sugar Grove, the Township of Sugar Grove, the Sugar Grove Public Library, the Kaneland School Board, the Sugar Grove Fire District, the Sugar Grove Park District and the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees will be invited to attend the event and will have a chance to introduce themselves. Candidates for village president, the village board and the township supervisor races will participate in a special questionand-answer time. Admission to the event is free. Community members will have an opportunity after the event to meet and speak with candidates. For information, call Shari at 630-4667895.

Mooseheart plans Easter Egg Hunt

MOOSEHEART – The annual Mooseheart Easter Egg Hunt is set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 at the Mooseheart Fieldhouse, which is off Route 31. The event is free to the public. There will be thousands of eggs and prizes on the stadium field turf, as well as photos with Easter Bunny (bring your own camera), bounce houses, games, snacks, petting zoo, pony rides and face painting. Visit for information.

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Dan Bussey shows how to cut a root stock to prepare it for grafting at the 26th Annual Antique Apple Tree Grafting Seminar held Sunday at Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills.

Grafting antique apples keeps old varieties growing By BRENDA SCHORY CAMPTON HILLS – The antique apple varieties were pretty old. There was Annie Elizabeth, dating back to 1857 in England, good for eating and cooking. The Baldwin, from 1740 in Massachuetts, Golden Russet from the late 1700s in New Jersey – good for eating, cooking and making cider. Also the Hamilton from 1867 in the south and the oldest, Fameuse/Snow, from 1700 in Vermont and New York. These were the varieties of antique or heirloom apple grafts that Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills offered to almost 50 people Sunday at its 26th Annual Antique Apple Tree Grafting Seminar. Grafting, said Dan Bussey, orchard manager for the Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa, is the fifth oldest profession, as it allows the heirloom apples to stay in cultivation. The exchange is a nonprofit of gardeners who preserve seeds from heirloom flowers, vegetables and herbs. The trick, as Bussey explained, is the heirloom apple cutting is grafted onto a root stock that makes the apple more hardy, and controls its size so it does not turn into a towering tree that requires a ladder to harvest the apples. The downside is the smaller the tree has a shorter lifespan, about 20 years, so he – and the farm museum – encourages the public to learn how to graft these old varieties in order to keep them cultivated, Bussey said. “Unfortunately over the years, a lot of varieties were lost,” Bussey said. “The numbers

when I started working [at the Seed Savers orchard] were down to 550 varieties. I’m already back up to 750 varieties from what I collected last year and more so this year again.” Apples are an ancient cultivar, he said. One of the oldest is the Dasio from Italy, dating back to 450 A.D. Bussey said his goal also is to make fruitgrowing fun. “Apples, to me, are just one of the most perfect fruits that you can do so many things with,” Bussey said. “You can eat the apples, bake them, dry them, make cider, make hard cider, distill it and make brandy. You take the prunings [and] use the wood to either heat your home or use it in a smoker to smoke meats.” The method of grafting is to take the root stock, slice a piece off at an oblong length to expose the cambium, a layer inside the bark where the active growing occurs, Bussey demonstrated. The graft and the cutting from one of the antique varieties are then pressed together, tied with a bit of rubber and sealed with wax. This is patience: It will take five to seven years to get an apple from that grafted tree. He also suggested making sure the buds of the graft were pointing up – so the branches grow out, not down. Jack and Susan O’Brien of Geneva came to the seminar to learn how to start an heirloom apple tree in their yard. They’d already planted a Macintosh apple tree from a hardware store last year. “I like apples and I like to cook,” Jack O’Brien said.


LOCAL NEWS | Kane County Chronicle / • Monday, March 4, 2013 Jeff Krage – For the Kane County Chronicle

Nature Program Manager Valerie Blaine demonstrates how to tap a maple tree Saturday during Maple Sugaring Days at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn.

Families learn art, science of making maple syrup By ERIC SCHELKOPF ELBURN – Curtis Pierce of Elgin tried to give his 9-yearold grandson, Dallas Bauer, a boost of confidence Saturday as he practiced his hand drilling techniques on a maple tree at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve near Elburn. “Come on, push, push,” Pierce said, urging him on. Dallas was one of several youngsters who discovered how challenging it is to get maple sap out of a maple tree. As part of the forest preserve’s annual Maple Sugaring Days event, kids were given hand drills to practice on trees that already were cut down. “Maple trees have hard wood,” Dallas said, before

picking up the hand drill again and giving it another try. The snow on the ground made it hard to believe that spring is around the corner. But Pierce took it all in stride. “What other time a year can you see maple syrup?” he asked. “I think this is pleasant. If the sun wasn’t shining, it wouldn’t be so nice.” Those who came to the event found out the process involved in making maple syrup, from beginning to end. Volunteer Susan Frankel told the youngsters that the sap “looks like water when it comes out of the tree.” But the sap was becoming more recognizable as the syrup one puts on pancakes as it sat on the open fire in front of Frankel.

“You boil the sap down and the water evaporates,” she said. “What you end up with is concentrated sugar. It takes 40 gallons of sap from trees to make one gallon of syrup.” Participants also were able to find out what real maple syrup tastes like by trying samples from Funks Grove, which makes maple syrup just south of BloomingtonNormal. “It tastes like caramel,” said 6-year-old Spencer McCall, of Campton Hills. Stacy McCall brought Spencer and her other son, Preston, 2, to the event. “We like doing stuff outdoors,” she said. “And before we came here, Spencer had been learning about maple syrup by watching ‘Curious

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Blackhawks keep finding a way DETROIT – Admit it. You thought it was over. Finished. Kaput. The end of a glorious 21-game stretch during which the Blackhawks have slapped away opponents like Corey Crawford pushed away shots during what turned out to be a heart-pounding Sunday in the city formerly known as Hockeytown. You were ready to acknowledge that The Streak, like everything in life, has to eventually come to a close. You were ready to close the NHL record books and move on with your life, prepared to call it good, cursing Detroit, and perhaps the entire state of Michigan, every step of the way. But then, just when you had given up hope, knowing full well that at some point this season, the Hawks will, Gulp!, lose in regulation, Patrick Kane came to your rescue in a 2-1 shootout win over the Red Wings, saving you from doing who knows what had the Hawks’ unbelievable season-long streak come to an end Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena. Disaster was averted and everything was again right in your hockey-loving world. But here’s the thing. After scoring not only the game-tying goal with 2:02

VIEWS Jeff Arnold remaining in regulation but then adding the game-winner in the shootout, Kane stood in front of his locker and had the audacity – the unmitigated gall – to say that he and his teammates haven’t become infatuated with the fact that no one seems to be able to find a way to beat the Hawks. “It’s been a fun ride,” said Kane, who at first sounded like someone ready to concede the Hawks’ current run of success. “And it’s not over yet. We want to continue to win.” Somehow, some way, the Hawks have continued to win, running their record to 19-0-3 in a game that had playoff hockey written all over it, even though the NHL powers that be are determined to drive a rift between the two rivals when they realign the league. The Hawks have continued to win despite rotating goalies between Crawford and Ray Emery and despite the fact that the role of hero has bounced around the Hawks’ lineup more than it did around the net throughout

Sunday’s heart-stopping third period. And yet, that’s what has put the Hawks at a different level this season. They just find ways to win no matter the circumstance and no matter who ends up adding another game to The Streak. Sunday, it was Kane and Crawford. But Tuesday night, when the Hawks seek to move The Streak into its mid-20s at the United Center against Minnesota, it easily could be someone else. And knowing this team, it probably will be. But no matter who delivers the heroics, the result never changes. The Hawks just keep winning and winning and winning. “That’s the best part of the run right now,” Kane said. “It seems to be a different guy every night. It’s been a blast.” Yet, for all the talk over how long The Streak can and will continue, Kane insists the Hawks still haven’t played their best hockey. Even though they still haven’t dropped a game in regulation, there’s still room for this team to improve. OK, when you’re talking about a string of 22 games the Hawks have registered at least a point, it’s hard to find negatives.

The power play comes to mind for starters, but considering how Kane’s late-game heroics came after the Red Wings were whistled for delay of game, giving the Hawks a man advantage, we’ll save that for another day. But this much is for certain. Even when they’re not at their best – as they weren’t Friday night against Minnesota and as they weren’t for the much of the third period Sunday – the Hawks still find ways to win. That’s usually a defining trait of championship teams: Even when they appear beatable, they just refuse to lose. So for now, though, enjoy another win. Put on your Patrick Kane jersey and celebrate another step in what has already been a historic season. OK, so you may have had to sweat the latest win out a little more than you would have liked, but for a resilient team that keeps finding ways to win – Sunday just became another day in a run that, at least for now, shows no signs of ending.

• Jeff Arnold is a sports reporter with The Northwest Herald. Write to him at and follow him on Twitter @ NWH_JeffArnold.


Hossa plays in his 1,000th NHL game By JEFF ARNOLD DETROIT – Marian Hossa tried to treat Sunday just like any other of the 999 games he has played during his NHL career. But even before he stepped onto the ice for the 1,000th time at Joe Louis Arena, fans in Detroit made sure he remembered it. When 15-year veteran’s name was announced the Blackhawks’ starters, the boos that accompanied any mention of the visiting team, grew louder.

Every time Hossa touched the puck during the first period of the Hawks’ 2-1 shootout win, the boos returned. When Hossa was recognized in between the first and second periods with a public address announcement and by having an image of him in a Red Wings sweater on the JumboTron, the reception was more boos than cheers. “It doesn’t bother me,” Hossa said afterward. “It wasn’t loud or anything and so I just kept playing. “I tried to focus and do my thing, but definitely, it was

nice we [kept the win streak going] on my 1,000th game.” Hossa is in his fourth season with the Hawks after spending the 2008-09 campaign in Detroit when he scored 40 goals and had 31 assists. On Sunday, he became the 283rd player in NHL history to reach the milestone. Hossa said his teammates congratulated him before Sunday’s game before his former team acknowledged the feat during the game. Hossa waved to the crowd after the announcement. “That definitely was a class act by their organization – I spent, what I think,

was a great year in Detroit,” Hossa said. “So, that was definitely nice for them.” Hawks coach Joel Quennville said he was glad the Hawks could pull out a victory to mark the occasion, running their streak of games with at least a point to 22 games. “He’s the ultimate pro, and he should be proud of his career and his achievements,” Quenneville said. “He’s a dangerous player in all aspects. He’s just the perfect guy to coach and plays the team system to a tee and we’re happy to have him.”


Tri-Cities boys hoops teams went down swinging on Friday, but went down nonetheless. It was light’s out for St. Charles North up at South Elgin and Geneva’s run came to a close against West Aurora at Wheaton Warrenville South. North got off to a nice start against Larkin but the Royals rose up like the champions they are and left no doubt that they deserved to win the regional championship. Losing’s never easy, but the North Stars had themselves a nice week at the South Elgin Regional, especially taking down East in a big way on Wednesday. And Quinten Payne played some great ball to cap his North Stars career. Next stop, Division I ball for Quinten. And how about Geneva, making a game of it against an excellent West Aurora team, all the way to the last few minutes. Knocking off Hinsdale Central and West Aurora on back-to-back nights would have been an incredible feat. As it is, the Vikings won 21 games and gave every indication that they’re a program on the upswing, with plenty of quality youngsters due to return. Maybe it’ll be sooner than later that that crazily long streak of years without a regional title comes to a close for GHS. Speaking of Geneva, there are a couple kids from that fair city who play for St. Francis, and the Spartans are still alive in Class 3A, carrying the banner for the SCC. It’ll be Spartan-on-Spartan action on Wednesday at the Freeport Sectional as St. Francis and Sycamore face off. Bet you a (Freeport) pretzel Francis plays its way to its second straight sectional final.

Bears need the front five’s work to improve BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick while Edwin Williams served as the backup guard and center. Yes, expect Bears general manager Phil Emery to seek upgrades on the offensive line via free agency (which starts March 12) and the NFL draft (which runs April 25 to 27). But Emery will be on a budget after placing the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton, and even if he did have gobs of money to spend, most available linemen come with risks. It’s possible that the Bears could turn mostly to familiar faces on the offensive line. That seems as if it would be fine with Trestman. “It’s our job to develop these players to the best of our abilities,” said Trestman, who coordinated top offenses with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders before heading to Montreal. “We think we’ve got the coaches to do that. Development is a big part of coaching in our league, and we expect to do that.” Trestman will spend much of his time focusing on the quarterbacks – see: Cutler, Jay – as he tries to improve a group that finished No. 28 in total offense in 2012. Unless Trestman figures out a way to clone himself, he won’t be able to be in the quarterbacks meeting room and the offensive line meeting room at the same time. That’s why Trestman hired Aaron Kromer from the New Orleans Saints to be his offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. It’s also why he brought Meyer with him from Canada. Together, the group hopes to lead a disciplined, dependable offensive line. No matter who starts, Kromer said, he wanted a unit that far exceeded five individuals. “The personality would be a mentally tough unit that would be accountable to each other,” Kromer said. “That’s what

you’re looking for. “There are all different styles of talent and types of talent that people have, but it’s an accountability to each other, and it’s a mental and physical toughness that they become tougher as five than they were as one.” So far, the coaching staff has been allergic to discussing individual players. Webb is a question mark at left tackle, and he didn’t help his cause by being arrested downstate on drug charges that later were dropped. Brown was a 2012 undrafted rookie who was the definition of raw, and Carimi’s career path is anyone’s guess at this point. Kromer said he had success with starting rookies in the past and would be willing to do so again. He said he considered only a player’s on-field ability, not their college résumé. “I don’t care where they came from,” Kromer said. “I don’t care what position we’re talking about. It doesn’t matter whether they got drafted in the first [round] or they were a college free agent. If they play and the produce, those are the guys you should play.” When it comes to first impressions, Kromer earns high marks. Like Trestman, he preaches the importance of teaching and developing players. And, like, Trestman, he easily can speak in detail about offensive strategy and blocking schemes. But do you know who else was known as a no-nonsense coach who excelled as a teacher of offensive linemen? That would be Mike Tice. We all know how that ended. So the Bears’ new group of coaches will have to prove that they can make a difference. And the Bears’ linemen will have to prove that they can play. And, in the meantime, the rest of us will have to wait six more months for football.

• Northwest Herald sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @tcmusick.

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CHICAGO – If anyone knows what a recent Marc Trestman offense looks like, it’s Pat Meyer. Meyer, 40, spent last season working alongside Trestman as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. Eight days after the Bears hired Trestman as head coach in mid-January, Meyer followed his former boss south of the border as the Bears’ new assistant offensive line coach. So, about that Trestman offense… “Exciting. Up tempo. Smart,” Meyer said. “All of those.” Of course, none of that can happen without a reliable offensive line. For the past few seasons, the offensive line has been the biggest trouble spot on the Bears. And by biggest, I don’t mean heaviest or hairiest or smelliest, although most of those descriptions also hold true for the team’s collection of 300-pounders. Instead, unfortunately, I mean that the Bears’ offensive line has been the most disappointing, most frustrating, most glaring weakness of any position group on the team. It’s great to rank among the league leaders in most offensive team statistics, but back-to-back-toback top 10 finishes for most sacks allowed is not one of those desired categories. It will be up to Trestman and his coaching staff to straighten out the line. Can they accomplish that mission when so many other recent coaches have tried and failed? I think so, but it’s impossible to know for sure until the regular season kicks off next fall. One thing is certain. It won’t be easy. When we last saw the Bears, the offensive line consisted of J’Marcus Webb at left tackle, James Brown at left guard, Roberto Garza at center, Chris Spencer at right guard and Jonathan Scott at right tackle. Gabe Carimi had been bumped to a backup role because of inconsistent play,



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Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Hungarian discoverer of vitamin C who won the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine in 1937, said, “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.” At the bridge table, doing well consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking of the right play at the right moment. The hard part, of course, is having the winning idea pass into your consciousness. In this deal, how should East plan the defense against four spades after West leads the heart nine? When South rebid two no-trump to show a minimum balanced hand, North jumped to what he thought would be the best game contract. Note that three no-trump can be defeated after a club lead. When three aces are missing, the defenders have several entries, so they can usually get their long suit established and cashed. South thought he had only three losers, the missing aces. And that was all he lost when East took the first trick with his ace and played back a heart. Declarer won on the board and drove out the spade ace. As the cards lay, he could not go down. East hoped West had led a singleton, but that was impossible, because then South would have had four hearts and would have rebid two hearts, not two no-trump. East should have encouraged with his heart 10 at trick one. Then, when West got in with his spade ace, he would have led his second heart, received a heart ruff, and cashed his club ace for down one. When drawing a conclusion, ask yourself if it is consistent with what has happened.

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Property insurance company is seeking a PT Bookkeeper (24hrs. per week) for its Geneva office. Bookkeeping bkrnd is required and knowledge of property insurance is a plus. We offer a competitive salary and pleasant work environment. Email resume to: or fax: 630-232-0760


Lic LPN for intake, sched and coord of patient care. Need computer skills & exp. w/ elect med records. CPR, 1-2 yrs acute care exp in institutional setting, 2 yrs home health or med office exp a plus.


Computer Monitor. Samsung. 19” LCD. Like new! $115. 630-232-7751

BOOK – Boy Scouts on the Air, of the Great Lakes, by Gordon Stuart. 1914. Hardcover. $25. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

Various brands and sizes, $5/ea. 331-442-2146 TV – RCA Console 23” Color Works Good – Maple Cabinet $50 630-896-5393 TV: 27” flat screen, w/remote, works fine, selling for my mom because she got a bigger TV. $200 630-406-6180 EXERCISE BIKE Health Rider, $60. 630-377-2242 Exercise “Twister” w/folding handlebars $12.00 331-442-2146

Caboose – Lionel – New In Box – Mint - #6-19701 – Porthole Milw. Rd. - Last Car To Sell - $49.95 Cabinet: wood, 36”Wx70”Hx32”D 630-587-6620 good condition, light knotty pine 331-442-2146 CUBS MEMORABILIA – First Day Cover Stamp. Wrigley Field Cubs- Curio Cabinet – Glass Front Doors Padres 1984. Framed. $35. 48x36x18 Good Condition 847-515-8012 Huntley area $95 630-710-7651 NIGHT STAND – Flowered Frosted Desk Chairs – 2 - Burgandy Fabric Mirrored Glass Night Stand. - Heavy Duty – Excellent Quality Single drawer & 2 front doors. $30 630-710-7651 27 1/2” h x 22” w x 16” d. $145. Desk: Roll Top, oak, $250 847-515-8012 Huntley area 331-442-2146 Radio – Old Time – Admiral Super SHELVES - Wood Wall Shelves. 48" Aeroscope Tube – Good Sound x 6" and 20" x 17" x 5". Excellent $40. 630-584-6095 9am-5pm Condition $20 Each. Call, Email or Text 630-464-7049 St Charles 21 Speed, 27” Men's Bike, good condition, $50 or best offer 630-277-1602

Halloween Yard Art – Beautiful Hand Cfrafted & Painted – Strong Wood Construction – 2 Pieces $50 630-710-7651 Vanity Top – Corian – Brand New Bowl – Biscuit – Slight Scratches From Install (Cost $375) 22x49 $285 630-710-7651


For handicap access, 12'Lx3'W. $25/ea. 331-442-2146

CORNICE - Custom Cornice for large patio door or large window. Fabric Colors: beige, mint, rust/terra cotta, blue. 92" wide, 18.5" high, 8.5" deep. Excellent condition. $99. 630-406-0549

Radial Arm Saw ~ Craftsman 2.5HP, good working condition! $100 331-442-2146

Cartop Carrier

Thule, 24”, $75. 630-337-2242 DEER ANTLER RACK – 10 POINT $75. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

DESK - Large metal 4 drawer desk 5' by 2.5' by 30”. Decent condition Rug Hooking Supplies – 2 Cutters $25 Local delivery possible. Con- (Very Sharp) – Burlap – 2 Hooks CovenantCare at Home Lots Of Wool $299 All tact Sue 815-758-0940 Call 630-845-0680 630-584-5418 DESK Work surface desk No drawor apply online ers. See online photo. 5' by 2.5' by 30”. $20. Local delivery possible employment Contact Sue 815-758-0940 Golf Clubs – Women's Calloway X-14 – Graphite Steel Head Irons Have a photo you'd like to share? FILE CABINET - All metal file cabi$100 630-377-2242 Upload it to our net. Five drawers 5'6” tall, 42” Check us out online online photo album at wide. $25. Local Delivery possible Contact Sue 815-758-0940

2005 Saturn Ion3

4 door. $7600. 67,600 mi 815-354-6843

2002 DODGE DURANGO 164K miles, runs good, no rust. Leather, 3 seats, dual heat and a/c.

$2500/obo .





Motorcycle Swap Meet

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Our 10th Year $7 Admission, $50 Booth

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

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Cash flowing real estate investment opportunity.100% leased industrial property on 4.2 acres just East of Randall Rd. Over $1 Million of improvement to building for tenant. Long term triple net lease.

Call Mike @ 630-776-0068

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer


NE corner Keslinger & Brundige. 1 - 25 acres of land, mixed use business park. Ready for immediate development, flexible lot sizes. Aggressive pricing. Located just West of Randall Rd.

$$ WANTED $$ Cars, Trucks & Vans $500 Cash. Free Towing. 815-739-9221

GBRE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT "Our Mission is to Add Value to Your Investment" Professional, full service, residential, commercial OREO property management at reasonable rates. Our services often pay for themselves and always remove the burden of day to day issues.



Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

Call Bill at (630) 253-9742 for information and services menu Gaffney Blanchard, LLC

Paying Top Dollars For Your Manufactured Home Call Immediately 847-321-1674 Wake up with Kane County Chronicle For Home Delivery, call 800-589-9363

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Brand New Homes Available. Only $616.15/mo. Only $750 Down. 0% interest. Cortland Community 815-895-9177

If qualified, the monthly payment for this home $616.15 based on a total price of $24,001.25 including applicable taxes and title fee, 0% APR and a term of 132 months. Monthly payment includes principal and interest. Financial information provided by Green Hill Financial, an Illinois residential mortgage licensee #333677 and John McCarthy, Director of Credit, NMLS #304348. Pricing, terms and availability of offer are subject to change without notice.


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1 BR starting at $760 2 BR starting at $950 3 BR TH starting at $1255


Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK.

630-232-7226 St. Charles - Newly Renovated 1BR $650 and 2BR $820. NO PETS! 630-841-0590

ST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE! Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cooking gas, Appliances & laundry. 630-584-1685

Cortland Estates

$99 1st Month's Rent 3 BR Apartments Dishwasher On-Site Laundry Facility Playground Washer & Dryer Connection Sparkling Pool 230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112

815-758-2910 income restriction apply

COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bd apts available. $550$625 Clean Quiet country setting, close to downtown Genoa. Lots of updates. Call 815-784-4606 Kaneville: 2 BR, 1st floor, car port, $700/mo, Avail. March 1st. Only pay electric, 630-232-7411

St. Charles 1st Mo FREE!

Nicely Remodeled. 1BR. Oak floors, Cat OK.$815 includes heat, hot water & cooking gas. Broker Owned. 1330 W. Main. 630-688-7124

St. Charles Large 2BR, 1BA

Apt to share - heat & water incl. Cable and pool available. $525/mo + util. 224-856-1901

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