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HELPING HORSES BATAVIA RESCUE, ADOPTION FACILITY SEEKS NEW HOMES FOR ANIMALS. PAGE 10

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Kim Baldyga, volunteer coordinator at Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption, takes Spirit outdoors Thursday morning at the organization’s Batavia facility.

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ITALIAN EATERY HEADING TO BATAVIA

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TO THE RESCUE Rosary freshman Danielle Goering hits crucial free throws in closing minutes to help Royals defeat Aurora Central Catholic. Page 14

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IN FOCUS A weekly feature by Sandy Bressner, photo editor at the Kane County Chronicle

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y Monday morning this week started with photographing a rolled over Jeep Wrangler in a ditch on Randall Road. As I headed toward Batavia, I

saw the flurry of emergency and tow truck officials working the scene, so I pulled over and took a few photos in the frigid, minus 15 degree temperatures, and headed back on the road as more reports

of vehicle crashes and a Sunday fire in St. Charles came in. That is where I found the pristine icicles that were created from firefighters’ hoses as they put out the fire on South Third

Street in St. Charles. At the time, it summed up how I felt – frozen – even though I had my full menagerie of cold weather gear on.

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AID to host benefit beanbag tourneys, bunco KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ELGIN – The Association for Individual Development is hosting three benefit events, two beanbag tournaments and bunco at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at its Elgin training center at 1135 Bowes Road, Elgin. Registration forms for all events are available online at www.the-association.org, at the Bowes Road facility or at the Thompson Center, 309 W. New Indian Trail Court, Aurora or by calling 847-931-2294, or on the day of the events from 1 to 2 p.m. Food, refreshments and raffle prizes will be provided for

both events. The beanbag tournament is double-elimination style bracket. The entry fee for each two-person team is $50. The first-place prize is $200 for the

team, and second place is $80 for the team. Those who want to play a less competitive beanbag game can register for the Just for Fun Tournament for a $10 entry fee

and be eligible for other prizes. The entry fee to play bunco is $10. All proceeds go to AID’s programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Where did you grow up? Warrenville Who would play you in the movie of your life? Clint Eastwood First job? Stacking firewood As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer. Instead, I own Ray’s Evergreen in St. Charles, the Boxcar in Geneva and Rowdy’s in

Yorkville. A movie you’d recommend? “Despicable Me 2” Favorite charity? Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way Do you speak another language? Spanish Do you play an instrument? Drums What game show would you be on? “Family Feud” Favorite local restaurant? Francesca’s by the River in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I’m not Ray.

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Schielke set to appear at Books Between Bites WHAT: Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke makes his annual appearance at the Books Between Bites program at the Batavia Public Library. Each year, Schielke shares stories and historical anecdotes about our city and this year he reveals a whole file of materials put together by the late Batavia historian, Bill Wood, about famous folk “Batavia Celebrities, 1908–1909.” WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia INFORMATION: Visit the website www. booksbetweenbites.com or call 630-4829157.

TriCity Family Services set for Trivia Night WHAT: The Friends of TriCity Family Services and the “Charge of the Trivia Brigade” team (November 2013 trivia champions) will be hosting this fundraiser. Teams of six to eight people (maximum 10) battle other teams to see who has the greatest knowledge of all things trivial. Each team has its own table and answers trivia questions together. The evening is highlighted by additional games and a 50/50 raffle. WHEN: 6 p.m. Feb. 8 WHERE: Batavia Moose Lodge, at 1535 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia INFORMATION: Register online at www.

tricityfamilyservices.org, or call 630-2321070. The cost to attend is $10 a person, and all proceeds benefit TriCity Family Services. Space is limited, and registration in advance is required.

Gavin Coyle to perform at St. Charles library WHAT: The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will host Irish-born tenor Gavin Coyle in the Carnegie Community Room. He will sing pop, folk and traditional music popular in the U.S. and his native country. WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: St. Charles Public Library at 1 S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles INFORMATION: Visit www.stcharleslibrary. org or call 630-584-0076.

Master yoga instructor heads to Going to My Happy Place WHAT: Going To My Happy Place Yoga will host master yogi Gabriel Halpern in a workshop geared toward relieving pain, “Back Care Basics.” He is known for his healing practices and ability to help others overcome pain. WHEN: 6 p.m. Jan. 17 WHERE: Going To My Happy Place Yoga, 316 Anderson Blvd., Geneva INFORMATION: Register online at www. GoingToMyHappyPlace.com, call Laurie at 630-935-9554 or visit Going to My Happy Place.

Greek Mythology Olympiaganza in Batavia WHAT: Batavia High School will present “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza.” The cost is $12 online and $14 by phone and at the box office. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 through Jan. 25 WHERE: The Black Box Theatre at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia INFORMATION: Tickets are available at the box office and at www.bataviafineartscentre. org.

Super Bowl Party set at Rosary High School WHAT: Rosary High School Sports Boosters will hold its 34th annual Super Bowl Party. The event will include mini raffles, a $5 raffle, a silent auction, the “Lotto” drawing, plenty of boards, and the ability to watch the big game on more than 25 flat-screen TVs. A full menu and cash bar are available throughout the night. Tables of four to 12 are available. Visitors must be 21 years of age or older to attend. WHEN: 3 p.m. Feb. 2 WHERE: Turf Room, 1033 Kilbery Lane, North Aurora INFORMATION: Event tickets and raffle and lotto tickets are available online at www.rosaryhs.com/ superbowl.

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DISTRICT 101

Resident concerned about ex-superintendent By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Former Batavia School District 101 Superintendent Jack Barshinger was among those who sent emails to the Batavia School Board leading up to its vote on the 2013 levy. That concerned resident Sylvia Keppel, who discovered the retired administrator’s correspondence through a Freedom of Information Act request. She said the email was inappropriate because he is no longer employed with the district. “I’m sure his comments

Ten charged with underage drinking at Geneva party By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A New Year’s Day party netted underage drinking charges for 10 people, ranging in age from 17 to 20, according to Geneva police reports. The incident occurred at Pepper Valley Apartments, 2127 Pepper Valley Drive, Geneva. Those charged included John B. Ingram, 20, of the 1400 block of Ash Court, Carol Stream; Jordyn E. Schmidt, 18, of the 200 block of Wakefield Lane, Geneva; Elena J. Kelly, 18, of the 600 block of Parker Court, Geneva; and Jonathan S. Sommers, 18, of the 0N000 block of Underwood Drive, Blackberry Township. Also charged were six 17-year-olds, five boys and one girl, whose names were not released because of their age. Ingram also was charged with battery and battery of insulting or provoking contact, both misdemeanors. According to police reports, Ingram struck someone with his fist and with a door. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 21, court records show.

carried weight,” Keppel said. Superintendent Lisa Hichens wouldn’t comment specifically on Barshinger’s email but said his was among many that District 101 officials received about the levy. “He has the right to provide his opinion to the board just Jack like anybody Barshinger else does,” Hichens said, noting he submitted his input through the district website, as did the others. Barshinger’s email in-

cluded two quotes from Mark Twain: • “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” • “Never argue with a fool in public, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” He also wished the board good luck. “The majority want you to pass the full levy,” he wrote. “A few, that will never let ‘the facts’ get in the way of their argument, will attempt to represent the majority.” Keppel said the attitude of his email was condescending. Reached by phone Thurs-

day, Barshinger said it wasn’t his intent to insult taxpayers. He has frequently referenced those quotes when talking with school boards about the importance of listening to – not arguing with – the public during meetings, he said. “I always encourage the board and any board of education that I’ve worked with over the years that it’s their job to listen,” Barshinger said. “If you’re talking, you’re not listening.” Barshinger said he sent the email because he’s a resident and taxpayer and still feels connected to the district. Additionally, he said, compo-

nents of the tax levy were part of a long-range financial strategy. With newer members on the board, he said, he felt compelled to weigh in. Board president Cathy Dremel could not be reached for comment by deadline. The Batavia School Board adopted the 2013 tax levy last month. According to the District 101 website, the nearly $63 million levy represents an almost 13 percent increase from 2012. The district estimates the average homeowners will see a $28 reduction on their tax bill.

Aurora University to host open houses in January

University Banquet Hall. Register at www.aurora.edu/ adultopenhouse. The education open house for incoming freshmen will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at University Banquet Hall. Register at www. aurora.edu/eduopenhouse. The master of science in applied behavior analysis information session takes place at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, at University Banquet Hall. Register at www.aurora. edu/abainfo. The doctor of social work information session is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25, in the Perry Theatre Atrium.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Navy League Council to host monthly dinner MONTGOMERY – Aurora Navy League Council 247 will host its monthly dinner meeting Jan. 21 at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner includes a choice of three entrees (fish, chicken or beef), soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert, and nonalcoholic drink. The cost is $17. Alcoholic drinks can be purchased separately. The after-dinner speaker will be former Navy Seal Mike Martin, who will speak

on “Navy Seal Operations.” In addition, the Aurora Navy League Council is having a membership drive and will pay half of the first year’s dues for new members. Call Leonard Wass with any questions about the event at 630-554-9386.

Line dancing available at Salvation Army ST. CHARLES – Line dancing is offered at The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. It is open to all. Free. Call Cathy Winters at 630-377-2769, ext. 210, for information. 602 E. State Street • Geneva

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Goody’s Fast Food in STC might close By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – For 15 years, Goody’s Fast Food has sat in its prominent spot at 2057 Lincoln Highway in St. Charles, building a reputation through its deep menu and the car shows it has hosted during summer months. The restaurant could be closing soon, as a deal is being worked out to convert the building into a two-unit building, in which one area would become a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. The other would be available for another business, said Marv Vestuto of Vestuto Real Estate. Lorenzo Alba, one of the owners of Goody’s, stressed that the deal isn’t done yet. The St. Charles Planning and Development Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday on the plans, which is listed on the agenda as a minor change. Plans will call for a drivethru for the Dunkin’ Donuts. Alba said the building has been for sale for a while, and the restaurant is a family business with his brothers. It remains open, and Alba said he has enjoyed the relationships that have been built with those who visit. “We have customers who have been coming here since they were little kids,” he said. “Some people might miss it.” Alba said some family members would like to stay in the restaurant business, perhaps at a smaller place and maybe in a location near-

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A new Dunkin’ Donuts location has been proposed for the Goody’s Restaurant building, located at 2057 Lincoln Highway in St. Charles. The proposal is headed to the planning and development committee Monday. by. Goody’s sells pizza, sandwiches, melts, burgers, hot dogs, ribs, gyros, salads, fish and croissants. “We have some good food here,” he said. “We might specialize in something – Italian beef, chicken sandwiches.” Alba said the restaurant has been called Goody’s since the brothers took over the site. Previously, it had been a Hardee’s restaurant, and Alba said another owner took over and called it Goody’s. Alba said he understood it

was named after a chain in Greece. He said the car shows, known as “cruise nights” came about because a customer brought the idea forward. “I noticed that people liked it, and I thought it would be good for business,” he said, adding that it had been a popular feature. Vestuto has Dunkin’ Donuts clients for this building, as well as in Elburn, where one is scheduled to be built this year on Route 47, near

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possible at other nearby locations, in Pingree Grove and Elgin.

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Ben Taylor, executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Great Lakes Region, speaks to business owners Thursday at Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago. age and a lack of immigration reform, he said. Critics have long called immigration a broken system, with ongoing issues at U.S. borders, resi-

dency verification and earned legal status. There is no formal program for lesser-skilled immigrants to come to the U.S. legally, Taylor said.

• A white gold women’s ring valued at $510 was reported stolen Friday, Dec. 20, from the front porch of a house in the 700 block of Tanager Lane. According to police reports, the ring was purchased online through eBay. Postal records show it was left on the front porch Dec. 20, but the purchaser did not look for it until Dec. 21, and it was gone. • A spare tire valued at $250 was reported stolen Monday, Jan. 6, from a vehicle in the 400 block of Stevens Street.

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economy. “You need to be gathering the stories from [chamber] membership,” Taylor said. “The next step is tackling legislation.” The right educational opportunities will help boost the number of skilled workers and the local economy, said Rob Ferrigan, senior vice president of Old Second Bank in St. Charles. Ferrigan said the foundation and training for manufacturing jobs should begin at the middle school level. Then students could continue to develop trade skills through specialized high school and community college courses. “They don’t understand that working at a CNC machine they could make $70,000 to 80,000 a year,” Ferrigan said.

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• Macdaniel F. Sullivan, 18, of the 600 block of East Illinois Street, Wheaton, was charged Friday, Jan. 3, with possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana. In the same incident, Alex J. Furrh, 18, of the 500 block of Amy Lane, Wheaton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. • Daniel J. Hince, 20, of the 800 block of 29th Street, Boulder, Colo., was charged Wednesday, Dec. 25, with underage drinking. • Edward J. McGonalge, 28, of the 1100 block of Cheever Avenue, Geneva, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 31, with driving under the influence

and driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than .08 percent. • A 95-gallon garbage cart valued at $314 was reported stolen Saturday, Jan. 4, from a house in the 2100 block of Sheffield Lane. • Ronald S. Zacher, 44, of the 700 block of North Street, Geneva, was charged Monday, Dec. 30, with criminal damage to property, a glass snow globe and a glass candle holder, valued at $50. Kane County Sheriff’s Office • A residential burglary was reported Wednesday, Jan. 1, in

the 34W500 block of Roosevelt Avenue, St. Charles Township. About $3,000 in property was reported stolen. Bedroom furniture – including a dresser, nightstands and a cabinet – were reportedly opened, and their contents were moved and scattered. St. Charles • David Michael Gonyea, 22, of the 600 block of Meadowridge Drive, Aurora, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 8, with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

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WEST CHICAGO – Local business owners Thursday learned about key upcoming legislative issues from a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official. Immigration reform and trade deals will be important to the economy’s future, said Ben Taylor, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce’s Great Lakes Regional Office. Taylor spoke to about 30 business owners and local chamber members at the Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago. Taylor said trade is vital for the U.S. on a global stage because it has only 5 percent of the world’s 6.5 billion population. He also spoke about the 20-year anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the competitions businesses face from China. The U.S. continues to be hurt by a skilled worker short-

Taylor said there are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and some of them keep finding jobs here because some citizens don’t want to work in open fields and other environments. “These are not easy, glamorous jobs … they are well-paying, but it’s not jobs Americans want to do,” Taylor said. The reluctance of citizens to take low-skill jobs is something that concerns Judy DeVoe, president of Spare Wheels Transportation in West Chicago. DeVoe also is worried about the climate for local businesses when there are many large companies in the area that can provide services at a lower cost. “It really hurts small businesses trying to compete,” DeVoe said. “The quality doesn’t seem to matter anymore.” Taylor urged business owners to be vocal and tell their elected officials what changes are needed for the

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Geneva man, 22, seeks drug court instead of prison By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A 22-year-old Geneva man charged with several drug-related felonies has petitioned the court to be allowed to participate in the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court, records show. Tyler E. White was charged June 10 with felony possession of heroin while at Starbucks, 229 W. State St. in Geneva. He also was Tyler E. charged with White felony obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to hide evidence and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe and drug paraphernalia. White had another felony pending against him, as he was charged April 26 with the possession and manufacture of ecstasy pills. In July, Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti allowed White to go into an addiction treatment facility instead of jail. “My goal is to save this kid’s life,” White’s attorney Vince Solano said. “I’m putting him in a position that there is hope for this kid. There is a process here. Drug court is not something to get

without everybody being on board. The state’s attorney and the police have to agree.” Drug court allows nonviolent drug offenders to have their charges held in abeyance while they complete rehabilitation, pay their fines, get frequent drug tests and have weekly court dates. The heroin-related felony charges against White carry a penalty of one to three years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000 each. The misdemeanors have a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. The felony charge of possession of ecstasy is punishable by four to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. The charge of manufacturing or delivering ecstasy is punishable by six to 30 years in prison and a fine up to $25,000. Solano said heroin addiction among teens and young adults in the Fox Valley is something not seen 20 years ago. “We know where these kids end up – dead or in prison,” Solano said. “Kids out there need help more than the punishment. ... Bottom line, if we are going to make him [White] a member of society, our chance is now to swing it and get him into drug court. It’s long-term, highly intensive and ... if he completes the program, we have all succeeded, including himself.”

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Ronald Henne: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. The visitation will continue from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home, with a funeral service to celebrate Ron’s life beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Blackberry Township Cemetery. John R. Loftus: Funeral services

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Man charged in ambulance theft By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com ROCKFORD – A St. Charles man is being held on $30,000 bond in Winnebago County Jail, on charges of felony vehicle theft of an ambulance and two counts of felony aggravated assault, records show. In a statement, Rockford police said Paul Chandler, 51, took a Metro Ambulance valued at more than $100,000, from the emergency room parking lot at

Rockford Memorial Hospital, 2400 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Chandler entered the ambulance while it was parked and unattended. As Chandler was startPaul ing to drive Chandler away, a paramedic and a nurse tried to stop him, but Chandler then drove the

ambulance at them, forcing them to run out of the way or get hit, police said. Chandler drove out of the parking lot. Rockford police said they later received a call about an ambulance being driven recklessly, but it was not in the area once they arrived. The ambulance later was found abandoned in McHenry County and recovered, police said. Further information led police to identify the suspect as Chandler, and that

he was at a business in Belvidere. Belvidere police took Chandler into custody there without incident and took him to Rockford, police said. Rockford Police spokesman Lt. Pat Hoey said the aggravated assault charges stem from Chandler driving the ambulance at the paramedic and nurse in the hospital parking lot. Chandler faces between four and 15 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 on the three felony charges.

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GENEVA – A Geneva faculty recital is set for 7 p.m. today at Geneva United Methodist Church, 211 S. Hamilton St., Geneva. Faculty performers will include Kevin Henrickson from Geneva Middle School North, featuring voice and guitar, and William Alles on the euphonium, coming from Geneva Middle School South. Teaching at both GMS North and South, Helen Bogda will perform violin, Linda Duneske on the cello, and Jason Flaks with his trumpet. Leah Kamm, teaching at Williamsburg Elementary School, will sing, and Sue Kautz, who teaches at Western Avenue and Fabyan elementary schools, will perform the accordion. There will be Keith Pitner from Harrison Street and Heartland elementary schools on his trombone, Andrew Barrett from the district office on his guitar, and Julie Lawrence from Geneva High School on her cello. The cost is $5 a person or $15 a family. There will be a spread of sweets after the performance. All proceeds are donated to the Geneva Music Boosters Scholarship Fund. For information, call Kristen Severson at 630-262-9212 or Bonnie Eich at 630-232-4663.

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WHERE ‘DREAMS’ COME TRUE Rescue and adoption facility seeks to help horses find new home By AL LAGATTOLLA

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ATAVIA – “The girls” walked slowly into the small arena – some of the horses content with a casual stroll. Others rolled around on their backs and otherwise enjoyed an opportunity to stretch their legs. After they exited, a group of “boys” hustled into the arena. A little more aggressive, the horses still were calm, content to get some exercise and hang out with some friends. It’s the scene on a typical Saturday morning at Field of Dreams, a horse rescue and adoption facility that sits just south of the Dick Young Forest Preserve near Batavia. Teams of volunteers work at exercising the horses, cleaning the stalls, preparing their food and washing them. And the horses, the ones that have been rescued and are awaiting adoption, are going about their business as they wait for their special day. Of the 11 horses housed there now, six horses are meant to be there temporarily, searching for their true home, their “field of dreams.” Five are boarded there, and some actually have been adopted by someone associated with the organization. The nonprofit organization, based in St. Charles but with the facilities near Batavia, seeks to spread its message on at least three levels. It wants horse owners who are experiencing difficulty caring for their horses to know they have an option. It wants those who are seeking to purchase a horse to consider one housed at Field of Dreams. And additional volunteers always are welcome. Those interested on any of the levels can visit www.fodonline.org. Craig Knight, president of the organization, said the horses come to the location through a process, and that officials field calls every week from those looking to bring horses there. He said part of the goal is education because

ABOVE: Craig Knight, president of Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption, soothes Wildfire at the organization’s Batavia facility Thursday morning. LEFT: Kallie, Skittles and Wildfire wait for volunteers to take them outside Wednesday at Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption. Photos by Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

some people interested in owning a horse aren’t necessarily familiar with the cost. He said the cost of caring for a horse at Field of Dreams is $530 a month a horse, and that cost could be higher for some horse owners. “We want people to know that, yes, a horse is more expensive than a goldfish or a cat,” said Knight, who added that for someone considering becoming a horse owner, a stint as a volunteer can help one gain valuable experience and information about what it takes.

Calls come from the area, but also from throughout the country. He pointed out a few who were there, including TJ, a former thoroughbred. Knight said TJ, a 7-year-old with a chestnut color, raced at Arlington Park and got injured, then found his way to Field of Dreams. “He might be the next horse to be adopted out,” Knight said. There is Kallie, a rescued horse from Michigan who stands out with blue eyes and is ready to be adopted. A mare, Wildfire, was rescued

from near Wisconsin and is expected to be ready for adoption soon. There is a process. Potential adopters are met with, and there is an interview process to make certain they understand all that is involved. And horses, when they first come in, need time for recovery. Knight said that when horses arrive, they often have lost a lot of weight because they are underfed. He pointed out one 1,200-pound horse, Willie, who recently had been adopted by volunteers. Willie came in 500 pounds underweight.

Another horse, Jessie, is more than 30 years old and is one of the organization’s “ambassadors,” along with a 48-year-old donkey. Knight said Jessie had been owned by someone who had difficulty feeding her, and had resorted to feeding Jessie table scraps. The owner knew this wasn’t a good situation, and she called to have Jessie sent to Field of Dreams. Knight said that was the right call, as volunteers and those with the organization were able to provide Jessie the help she needed. Knight said the organization has more than 130 volunteer workers, who operate in two shifts each day. Each shift has a supervisor. On Saturday, the shift supervisor was Sandy Ahern, who became involved in the organization five years ago, after reading about Field of Dreams in a newspaper article. She said her children were getting older and “leaving the nest,” and she was looking for a meaningful way to fill that time. She said she learned how to ride horses when she was young, but she never had owned a horse. Now, she owns a horse that resides at Field of Dreams. Ahern, a South Elgin resident, said she works two night shifts and one day shift each week. She said some volunteers do more, and some might work one or two shifts each month. She said volunteers don’t need any previous knowledge of horses when they begin, as they can learn what they need to know. She said “it’s amazing” to see people come in without any experience and then become leaders in the barn. One such volunteer, Montgomery resident Jill Davis, was at the barn Saturday. Davis works as a mentor, and a girl she was working with wanted to

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By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – A new Italian fusion restaurant is coming to Batavia, scheduled for a March 1 opening at 15 E. Wilson St., the former location of the Rhino Room. Gaetano Di Benedetto, who owns Gaetano’s in Forest Park, and his family moved to Batavia last year and wanted to open a similar restaurant in his new town, his wife, Wendy Di Benedetto said. “We moved to Batavia because I have a personal attachment here,” Wendy Di Benedetto said. “I spent my summers here with my aunt – who still lives here – playing with my

cousins, riding horses on Raddant Road and the prairie path, swimming at the quarry and running through the cornfields. I have a great connection to Batavia.” Di Benedetto said after some research, she found the Batavia schools had an excellent reputation for their three children to attend. Then they started looking around for good restaurants. “We really need a good, upscale restaurant in this town in Batavia,” Di Benedetto said, as they considered opening one themselves. “But nothing fit, and we put our idea on the shelf.” As soon as the Rhino Room was available to rent, they de-

cided it would become a smaller version of their successful Forest Park restaurant, she said. “We enjoyed Batavia so much with the farmers market, and we used to walk by that space all the time. And then it was available,” Di Benedetto said. “We knew right away it would work for us.” The type of food her husband prepares will combine traditional fare from different regions of Italy, she said. “He started cooking when he was a young boy in Italy,” Di Benedetto said. “He wanted to buy a guitar, and his father said he had to go to work. So he did, at 11 years old.” Di Benedetto said for most

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GENEVA – CASA Kane County is holding informational meetings for those interested in becoming a court appointed special advocate volunteer for abused and neglected children. Must be age 21. Meetings are set for 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the CASA offices in the Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third St., Suite 460, Geneva; 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Graham’s 318, 318 Third St., Geneva; and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 – both Wednesdays – and Jan. 9 and Jan. 16 – both Thursdays – at the CASA offices. Friday meetings are set for 11 a.m. to noon today and Jan. 17 at the CASA offices. For information or to RSVP, contact Sarah Baxa at sbaxa@casakanecounty.org or 630-444-3366.

Continued from page 10 volunteer at Field of Dreams. Davis said she was intimidated. “I never even had touched a horse,” she said. She kept coming because she had to, but she learned the tasks and started warming to the place. She enjoyed it so much that she started coming

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Americans, Italian food means spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna – which is nothing like Italian food in Italy. Italian fusion is a blend of the regions, she said. “He fuses food from Tuscany with food from Palermo. He would take something from Naples and blend it with Rome,” Di Benedetto said. “He is always very respectful of tradition. The slogan on

even when the girl had moved away. “Now, I feel like how could I have gone all my life and not have done this,” she said. Davis said she would recommend it to anyone, adding that though it can be physically demanding, it also is highly rewarding. “There is never a bad day here,” she said. “There are hard days, but no bad days.”

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Organize your own festival To the Editor: Christmas 2013 is now past – hymns, dinners, wrappings and tinsel are things of memories. The atheists will have removed the large “flying A” from Daley Plaza, and lawsuits against Christmas carols, prayers, crèches and menorah displays will be on hiatus once again. Still, one finds it odd that this group, which claims no God exists, always pitches its tent right along and against our holy days. They make full use of the attention, reverence and festivity created to honor the God they deny. If they really had faith in their belief (a dichotomy?), why not pick a month of their own? January, February and March are open. Being winter, not much cele-

brating is going on. Perhaps they could generate some excitement in believing on nothing but themselves. Why, those folks could even change their calendar – A.D. having such a Christian meaning and all. Surely, a more nondescript numbering of their year should suffice. Oops, my bad! The French tried that in the late 18th century. It didn’t work out all that well. So, to all the atheists, antireligious, naysaying crowd – get the guts and gumption to organize your own festival time; quit riding the coattails of Judeo-Christianity. It sounds cheap, and it is weak. BTW, why do the atheists not protest during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan? Just askin’. Mack Besser Maple Park

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It’s becoming clear – Obamacare is working By HAROLD MEYERSON Special to The Washington Post Despite the treasured right-wing talking points, it’s increasingly clear that Obamacare is a success. Moreover, in places where Obamacare is not succeeding, it’s also clear that the right wing is to blame. Well, it’s clear to any who look at the state-by-state numbers of the newly insured. A whole lot of Americans will have to look, however, for the program’s success to contribute to Democrats’ advantage. Charles Gaba, an enterprising website designer, has taken it upon himself to track the number of Americans who have gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Tallying those who have signed up on the

state and federal exchanges (2.1 million), those who have obtained Medicaid coverage (4.4 million) and those who gained coverage through the law’s requirement that private plans allow parents to cover their children up to age 26 (3.1 million), he cites more than 9 million newly insured through Obamacare. The meaning of that number is, to be sure, a little fuzzy. To begin, it’s a gross, not a net, increase. Some of the 2.1 million who purchased insurance on exchanges did so after their previous plans were altered or canceled. In some states, the increase in those insured through Medicaid does not distinguish between those not eligible previously and those who are simply renewing coverage.

All that said, whether the total is 9 million or 7 million, it’s a big number and it’s rising rapidly – December sign-ups far exceeded those in November, and the number is expected to continue growing through 2014. Whether you can access the benefits of the ACA, however, depends on where you live. In states that set up their own exchanges and accepted federal funding for Medicaid expansion, the increase in the number of insured vastly exceeds that in states that declined to do either. Theda Skocpol, a Harvard professor of government and sociology, has compared state totals of those who gained insurance through the exchanges and Medicaid with Congressional Budget Office

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projections of the number of enrollees in each state for the first year the ACA is in effect, as well as with the Kaiser Medicaid Commission’s projections of new Medicaid recipients in that first year. In the three months since the exchanges opened, she wrote this week, the 14 states that established their own exchanges and accepted Medicaid funding reported increases amounting to 37.2 percent of the projected yearly exchange purchases and 42.9 percent of the projected Medicaid enrollments. In the 23 states that refused to establish insurance exchanges, refused to cooperate in making the federal website easily accessible and declined to expand Medicaid, exchange purchases were just 5.6 percent of the projected increase

and Medicaid enrollments just 1.5 percent. Which is to say, the ACA is working as planned, perhaps a little better, in the states where governors and legislatures chose to implement it, such as California and New York. It is barely working in those states where governors and legislators have refused to implement it, such as Texas. The conservative argument that the ACA is a disaster is true only when it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Only by publicizing the act’s manifest success in states where it has been implemented can supporters begin to change the public’s verdict.

• Harold Meyerson is editor-at-large of The American Prospect.

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Bill Bedenbaugh, a 1990 St. Charles High School graduate, played a part in the Oklahoma football team’s Sugar Bowl victory as offensive line coach for the Sooners, writes sports reporter Kevin Druley. PAGE 17

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ROSARY GETS AN ASSIST FROM FRESHMAN DANIELLE GOERING TO DOWN AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC. PAGE 14 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Rosary’s Quincy Kellett tries to get past Aurora Central Catholic’s Maggie O’Brien during Thursday’s game in Aurora.

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TODAY Boys basketball: Batavia at Streamwood, 7:15 p.m.; Elgin at St. Charles East, 7:15 p.m.; St. Charles North at Geneva, 7:15 p.m.; St. Francis at Aurora Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m.; Richmond-Burton at Burlington Central, 7:15 p.m.; Aurora Christian at Marmion, 7:30 p.m.; Morris at Kaneland, 7 p.m.; Gage Park at Mooseheart, 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball: St. Charles North at Geneva, 5:45 p.m.; Immaculate Conception at Aurora Christian, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: Batavia at Larkin, 5:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at East Aurora, 5:30 p.m.

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jschwab@shawmedia.com AURORA – Danielle Goering hadn’t so much as practiced with the Rosary girls basketball team, but the freshman found a way to make her presence felt at one of the season’s most dramatic junctures. Deadlocked with rival Aurora Central Catholic with about 3 minutes to go Thursday, Goering made four crucial free throws and had a key assist in the closing minutes as the Royals fended off the Chargers, 47-40. “We told her, ‘Welcome to varsity,’ ” Rosary coach Jessie Wilcox said. Rosary (7-9, 2-2 Suburban Christian Conference) wasn’t a deep team to begin with and became less so last month after losing leading scorer Megan Conlin to an ACL tear. Add in plenty of foul trouble in Thursday’s game, and Rosary needed a fresh face or two to step forward. Goering did just that. Her two free throws with 2:47 to play gave the Royals the lead for good at 40-38, and Goering had the assist on a crisp passing sequence beginning with Quincy Kellett and ending with a Taylor Drozdowski layup to make it 42-38 Rosary with 1:13 left. Goering had been with the sophomore team until receiving a promotion in the nick of time. “Yesterday we practiced with the sophomores and we saw a lot of good energy coming from her, especially on the defensive end,” Wilcox said. “We brought her up. She hasn’t even practiced with us. … We threw her in against ACC, and some girls are game players, and some girls are not. That’s a game player.” It was a matchup made for hard-nosed players, as fluid possessions were a rarity and bodies crashing into one

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Aurora Central Catholic’s Natalie Droeske (left) and Rosary’s Taylor Drozdowski go after a loose ball during Rosary’s 47-40 victory Thursday in Aurora. another – and onto the floor – were commonplace. Free throws piled up, and ACC (8-7, 2-2) converted only 4 of 17 on the night. Rosary struggled from the line at times, too, but saved its best shooting for the fourth quarter, when the Royals drained 11 of 14 attempts. “I think toughness won that game – not just physically, but mentally tough,” Drozdowski said. “That’s what our coaches stress to us

all the time, you’ve got to be mentally tough, and I think it really showed through during this game.” In addition to his team’s woeful foul shooting, ACC coach Mark Fitzgerald also lamented guard Gabi Alfaro’s overly aggressive attempt to corral a missed free throw that turned into her fifth foul. At the time, the Chargers only trailed by two, but without Alfaro, the Chargers faded in the closing minutes.

“She’s a key player for us,” Fitzgerald said. “Her sitting on the bench didn’t help.” ACC trailed, 14-3, after the first quarter before surging in the middle stages of the game, taking four different leads in the fourth quarter. Despite the Chargers’ rally, Fitzgerald thought several choppy sequences were not representative of his team’s quality. “Honestly, I’ve got two girls graduating and that’s it, so we’ve got a long time to work together,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re going to do it one way or the other before we’re done, or I’m going to die trying, let’s put it that way. Because they’re too good to play like that.” Forward Alex Horton came off the bench to lead ACC with 10 points. Kalie Soris added nine points, while Natalie Droeske (12 rebounds) and Alfaro both scored six points before fouling out. Kellett led Rosary with 17 points. Drozdowski added 13 and Rachel Choice had 11 points and eight rebounds. Despite ACC wielding a size advantage, Rosary outrebounded ACC, 38-25. “If we’re going to continue to shoot poorly, we have to get [on the glass] and get more and more opportunities,” Wilcox said. Wilcox saluted Kellett, Choice and Emily Bakala for each playing the full 32 minutes without dips in their effort. “That’s the kind of leadership that we need,” Wilcox said.

“Yesterday, we practiced with the sophomores and we saw a lot of good energy coming from [Danielle Goering], especially on the defensive end. We brought her up. She hasn’t even practiced with us. ... We threw her in against ACC, and some girls are game players, and some girls are not. That’s a game player.” Jessie Wilcox, Rosary girls basketball coach

SATURDAY Boys basketball: St. Charles North at East Aurora, 7:30 p.m.; Northtown Academy at Aurora Central Catholic, 2:30 p.m.; Kaneland at Burlington Central, 7:30 p.m.; St. Edward at Marmion, 6 p.m.; Lisle at Aurora Christian, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Streamwood at Batavia, 6 p.m.; Elgin at St. Charles East, 6 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at Walther Lutheran, TBD.; Kaneland at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; Marian Central at St. Francis 7 p.m.; Guerin Prep at Rosary, 1:30 p.m.; Aurora Christian at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: Batavia, St. Charles East at Batavia Quad, 9 a.m.; St. Charles North at Niles North Quad, 9:30 a.m.; Geneva at Geneva Invite, 9 a.m.; Burlington Central at Rochelle Quad, 9 a.m.; Kaneland at Sycamore, 9 a.m. Boys swimming: St. Charles North (Diving) at New Trier Invite, 9 a.m.; St. Charles North (Swimming) at Evanston Invite, 1 p.m. Boys bowling: St. Charles East at Lake Zurich Invite, 9 a.m.; St. Charles North at Lake Zurich Invite, 8:45 a.m. Girls bowling: Geneva, Kaneland at IMSA, 8 a.m. Girls gymnastics: Geneva at Lincoln-Way East Invite, 1 p.m.; St. Charles North at Lake Forest Invite, 6 p.m.


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home dual against Neuqua Valley and Saturday’s Batavia quadrangular. Strong mat room sessions have kept the team energized. “Potter and Chris, his brother [and assistant coach], we’ve got everyone turned up every day. It’s a lot of fun,” Lopez said. “We always like to think we’re the best-conditioned team around here, so we’re always working hard. We’ve got a lot of guys in there pushing each other, so the intensity’s really high.” Moments after his victory, Vela assumed his post-bout routine by mixing shuttle jogs and intermediate sprints alongside the basketball endline. He may well do the same later today, with one major difference: East boys basketball players will run the floor thereafter. Jason Potter and boys basketball counterpart Pat Woods coordinated a “Brawlers and Ballers” event in which East’s

“We always like to think we’re the best-conditioned team around hee, so we’re always working hard. We’ve got a lot of guys in there pushing each other, so the intensity’s really high.” Ramon Lopez St. Charles East junior wrestler 4:30 p.m. wrestling dual – not sophomore hoops – will lead into the varsity tip. The hope is the crowd will provide something bigger and warmer than an undercard feel. The ideal result is planting a newfound wrestling appreciation in Saints fans that’s strong enough to lure them back. “Everybody understands basketball, and it’s easy for high school kids to connect to that and get behind it. But, you know, wrestling’s a hard sport – if you don’t understand what’s going on – to really support,” Potter said. “Most of the people that we

have come out are really close friends with kids on the team, their girlfriends and things like that. So [this aims] to get the average student body out to something, just so they can see it. “Not all of them are going to like it, but maybe there are a few of them that would. We just talked about is there any way we can kind of use their crowd, and we just joked that it had never been done before under the same venue. We’d never seen it.” That will change tonight. And, who knows, a Saint might pin a Wildcat in less than 12 seconds in the process.

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ST. CHARLES – St. Charles East junior wrestler Ramon Lopez redirected his focus from his upcoming bout against Streamwood ever so briefly Thursday night. For 45 seconds, his sullen glance was broken by shouts and smiles. Forty-five seconds is how long it took for teammate Keone Derain to pin the Sabres’ Emilio Lopez in his 152-pound victory. East’s school record for fastest fall is 12 seconds, and the Saints had it in their crosshairs during a 62-9 Upstate Eight Conference River Divison romp. “We had a few guys trying to go for it. You kind of make it a little bit of a competition, but yeah, it definitely makes it fun,” Ramon Lopez said. “I was definitely watching Keone. He almost had it.” From where Saints coach Jason Potter was sitting, De-

rain was “reeeeal close at about eight seconds,” after a quick takedown set the tone. East’s other falls – from Isaiah Vela at 138 and Ray David Cuautle at 195 – felt like “Gone With the Wind” in comparison. The Saints (4-0 Keone Derain U E C R i v e r ) lost only one of the night’s eight contested bouts against the Sabres (1-4), a decision at 126 pounds. Isaiah Vela Six-minute matches might have been the norm, but East kept control throughout, including major decisions from Ryan Valesh (132) and Lopez (160). All in all, the Saints left for home calling the night a good springboard for a weekend that includes tonight’s

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Meeks eyes smooth transition with Batavia boys XC BATAVIA – New Batavia boys cross country coach Bronco Meeks competed under longtime predecessor Mike DiDomenico. That, among other things, soothes any anxiety about taking over for someone who stepped down after steering the program for 34 seasons. Meeks, 30, a 2002 Batavia alumnus, learned of his promotion this week and spoke optimistically of his new role Thursday. An industrial education faculty member at Batavia since 2007, he had coached Rotolo Middle School cross country and served as an assistant track coach for the Bulldogs. “It definitely makes it easier because I know the traditions that Mike’s had over the years,” Meeks said. “It’s a unique experience having grown up in the community here.” The Batavia boys earned the program’s first team berth to the IHSA Class 3A state meet in 2013, and figure to benefit from some sound reinforcements. Rotolo’s boys placed second in the IESA Class 3A state meet last season. Growing the middle school cross country culture, which was an objective even

when Meeks attended high school, has helped fuel the Bulldogs’ surge. “It’s been a huge factor, I think, for the high school program, and I think it’s really helped lead to the success this year in getting the team down to state,” Meeks said.

Kaneland product Lekkas earns NAHL honor SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Blues rookie goaltender Stefanos Lekkas, 17, helped his team to a weekend split in Topeka, Kan., and earned a North American Hockey League North Star of the Week honor earlier this week. On Jan. 3, the Elburn native made 46 saves in a 2-0 loss to the RoadRunners. On Saturday, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound Lekkas stopped all 45 shots that came his way in regulation and it overtime, and then he stopped all three shooters in the shootout for the 1-0 shutout win. It was his first career NAHL shutout. On the weekend, Lekkas, a former Kaneland student, faced 93 shots and stopped 91 of them. Lekkas is in the top 10 in NAHL goaltending statistics including wins (10), goals-against average (2.17) and save percentage (93.4 percent) this season. – Kane County Chronicle

Kaneland girls hoops downs Morris KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland girls basketball team won for the third time in its past four games Thursday, defeating Northern Illinois Big 12 East foe Morris, 57-45. Kelly Wallner finished with a double-double for Kaneland, contributing 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Knights improved to 9-8 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Teammates Ally Van Bogaert (13 points) and Caroline Heimerdinger (10) joined Wallner in double figures. Kaneland created havoc on defense by collecting 12 steals, which helped it build a 29-11 lead at halftime. The Knights attempted 40 free throws in the game, converting 21.

Burlington Central 80, North Boone 27: At Burlington, five Central players scored in double figures in the Big Northern Conference East blowout. Sam Pryor (12 points) and Shelby Holt (11) led the way, with Kayla Ross, Aly DeTamble and Becca Gerke chipping in 10 apiece. Central (13-2, 3-0 BNC East) led, 56-13, at halftime and drilled eight 3-pointers in the game.

WRESTLING Kaneland 53, Rochelle 18: At Rochelle, major decisions from Matthew Redman (126 pounds) and Dane Goodenough (138) helped Kaneland to a road victory in the NI Big 12 East. Geneva 66, Elgin 5: At Geneva, Geneva won comfortably in an Upstate Eight Conference River Division dual behind five falls, including first-period pins from Mitch Bradberry (182 pounds) and Billy Douds (285).

GIRLS BOWLING Sycamore 2,917, Kaneland 2,494: At 4 Seasons Bowling Center, Sycamore pulled away in the Northern Illinois Big 12 dual after edging Kaneland, 841-825, in the opening game. Kaneland’s Dominique Lee (490), Rena Wojciechowski (479) and Christie Crews (476) rolled the Knights’ top series. North defeats Streamwood: At Streamwood Lanes, North picked up all five possible team points in the dual. Bobbi Jo Buhlman registered a 564 series for the North Stars, while Brooke Paulsen contributed a 501 in her varsity debut.

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Oklahoma offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh, a 1990 St. Charles High alumnus, was part of the Sooners’ Sugar Bowl upset victory against Alabama last week. “I mean, do you have aspirations and things like that, yeah? But you do the best job wherever you are and you work as hard as you can wherever you are and then if opportunities arise, then you kind of evaluate them and see where you’re at with them,” Bedenbaugh said. “There’s been a lot of opportunities that have come up and different situations I haven’t pursued, for whatever reason, so you’ve just got to find what the best thing for you and your family is. “But the thing, you know, when you get to a place like Oklahoma, in reality, to me and to most people around the country ... there’s not much better than this. So there’s really, in my mind, nowhere to go from here.” Much of Bedenbaugh’s family remains rooted in St. Charles, including his parents and brother, Ken, who works at the Norris Center as a facilities manager. Another brother, Jake, lives in Lake Geneva, Wis. Bedenbaugh has three half-brothers in South Carolina. The Palmetto State never was a stop on the Bedenbaugh coaching tour, but it is one of the hubs of the Southeastern Conference, a league that also houses Alabama and what Sooners coach Bob Stoops has deemed lots of unnecessary hype. The SEC produced the past seven national champions entering the season – Florida State’s last-minute heroics against Auburn in Monday’s BCS championship game

prevented an eighth straight win – but Stoops was vocal in contending the rest of major college football could compete. He and OU proved as much with a 45-31 victory against two-time defending champion Alabama. “Obviously, doing that on that stage and playing so well on that stage obviously helps everything,” Bedenbaugh said. “The excitement, the recruiting, the players here wanting to get back to work and do even better next year.” It’s also a pretty good con-

versation-starter for the next time Bedenbaugh gets home or touches base with former coaches. The 1990 St. Charles High graduate played under Buck Drach. His offensive line coach was Mark Gould, who was the lone coach in St. Charles North program history before retiring at the end of the 2012-13 school year. Bedenbaugh recalls returning home from college and aspiring to start coaching locally and see where it took him. The phone rang, and he was off to Goodwell, Okla. Seven schools

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later, he’s back in Oklahoma, presumably to stay. It’s like he always tells players: It’s all about being in the right position. “You don’t get these opportunities very often, you know,” Bedenbaugh said, “and I was very fortunate to have it, and very fortunate to be here.”

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Bill Bedenbaugh spent his formative football years in St. Charles, arriving as a seventh-grader in the mid-1980s before helping stabilize St. Charles High’s offensive line. He figured he’d see more of Chicagoland after college graduation. Then came a fortunate phone call that has spurred a series of others. Last week, Bedenbaugh helped scheme Oklahoma past Sugar Bowl favorite Alabama as OU’s first-year offensive line coach. Almost 19 years ago, he began his college coaching career in the same position at Oklahoma Panhandle State when a coach departing his alma mater, Iowa Wesleyan, offered a surprise position. “It’s one of those things where you do the best job you can wherever you’re at,” Bedenbaugh said, “and then, for whatever reason, people kind of take notice.” If it lands you in Boomer Sooner country, all the better. The Sugar Bowl marked the 13th bowl game in which Bedenbaugh has coached. The first seven came at Texas Tech, where his Iowa Wesleyan coach, Mike Leach, cultivated a pass-happy offensive pedigree that since has taken Leach to Washington State. Before landing in Lubbock, Texas – and, subsequently, NCAA Division I campuses at Arizona, West Virginia and Oklahoma – Bedenbaugh began his ascent on the smaller-school circuit. He admittedly thought lining fields, mopping weight room floors and driving buses at Panhandle State – “You know, all those things that you don’t do at Oklahoma,” Bedenbaugh said – would be standard wherever he went. That’s helped him savor the OU experience even more after first getting a taste from Texas Tech’s Big 12 rivalry with the Sooners. Bedenbaugh figures he and wife Maryde, an Oklahoma native, could be in Norman for awhile alongside daughter Lacy and son William.

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Jeffery replaces Lions’ Johnson in Pro Bowl

Will Kruger be right fit for Kane?

By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com Alshon Jeffery will replace Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson in the Pro Bowl, joining Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte, the Bears announced Thursday. Johnson is having offseason knee surgery. “I’m extremely blessed and thankful for the opportunity to play in the Pro Bowl. I want to thank [wide receivers] coach [Mike] Groh, [head] coach [Marc] Trestman and the rest of my teammates for putting me in a position to succeed this season,” Jeffery said. “Thanks to all the fans for all of the support this season and I’m looking forward to playing with Brandon and Matt in Hawaii.” Jeffery had a Alshon Jeffery breakout second season, catching 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had 16 carries for 105 yards. He was fourth in the NFC in receptions and second in receiving yards. Jeffery’s seven catches of 40 yards or more were second-most in the NFC. In December, Marshall made his pitch to get Jeffery a Pro Bowl nod. “Everybody out there, you need to go vote for Alshon Jeffery, Pro Bowl,” he said. “It’d be a shame if he was not in the Pro Bowl.” Jeffery is ranked second in Bears franchise history for most receiving yards in a single season. “Just being from where I came from to where I am now, what I’m doing … it’s just special to be part of the success we’re having as a team,” Jeffery said. “I want to thank my Mama and my family. I’m going to continue to make you all proud.”

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mlazerus@suntimes.com Sounds easy enough. Just hop over the boards, give Patrick Kane the puck, let him do his thing, and watch your point total skyrocket. Easiest job in hockey, right? “I don’t know if Kaner really needs much help,” winger Kris Versteeg said. “I’ve played with some very good players, but none as talented as him.” But the fact is, it’s a tricky thing to play on a line with Kane. His otherworldly talent and puck-handling abilities, combined with his uncanny vision and touch, require a different mentality from his linemates. Kane needs a center who is happy to defer to his right wing, to think defense first while Kane freelances all over the ice. Yet he also needs a center who can read Kane’s mind well enough to be in the right place at the right time for a pass or a well-placed rebound. “It’s a little bit different, because he wants the puck all the time,” Michal Handzus said. “So you want to try to give him the puck all the time.”

Blackhawks at Montreal, 6 p.m. Saturday, WGN, AM-720 That’s been Handzus’ job for most of the season. But Handzus – who filled the second-line center role admirably in the playoffs, albeit while Kane was on the top line – has been struggling lately, and perhaps has been bringing the once red-hot Kane down with him. Enter Marcus Kruger – a guy with the speed to keep up with Kane, the defense-first mind-set to balance the line, and the selflessness to let Kane do what Kane does. “He’s an unbelievable player,” said Kruger, who was bumped up to the second line Wednesday against the Rangers and will get another crack at it Saturday in Montreal. “He wants the puck, and he’s probably the guy we want to have the puck the most, too.” Quenneville said he was wary of Kruger’s lack of a finishing touch (just 17 career goals in 171 games,

although he’s largely been used in a checking role). But Kruger always has said there’s an untapped offensive side to his game, and said Wednesday night, “I definitely want to play in that role.” His vastly improved faceoff percentage – a teambest 56.8 percent – works in his favor, too. “He’s got that will to find a way to contribute any way he can,” Quenneville said. “He’s really moved up the ladder in a lot of people’s eyes around this locker room.” Kruger replaces Handzus, a reliable and savvy defensive presence whose lack of speed made for a sometimes awkward fit with Kane. For all the good things Handzus brought to that line – the pass-first mentality, the awareness, the size to clear room for Kane – he sometimes simply couldn’t keep up. Still, Kane said the chemistry between the two was “good.” “He makes it easy, as far as playing defense and kind of just roaming out there,” Kane said. But the fact is, most of Kane’s production during his torrid November and

December came without Handzus on the ice. Handzus hasn’t assisted on any of Kane’s goals, and Kane has only assisted on one of Handzus’ goals. The line’s been particularly ineffective over the past two weeks. Kane has just one assist in the five games since his 14game point streak ended. So now it’ll be Kruger trying to put the puck on Kane’s stick, and trying to put Kane in the best position possible to produce. It’s a highly coveted job. But as the Hawks continue their never-ending search for a long-term solution at second-line center, it’s becoming clear that it’s not as easy as it looks. “Anytime you play with different players, you’re going to try to play to their strengths,” said Kane, who’ll be adapting to his fifth center in fewer than 12 months. “You’ve got to play to their strengths and try to implement your strengths in there, too, to be successful as a line. Sometimes you have to switch it up as a player.”

• Mark Lazerus covers the Blackhawks for the Chicago Sun-Times. He can be reached via email at mlazerus@suntimes.com

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Bulls still sad about losing Deng to Cavs By JOE COWLEY Chicago Sun-Times At last check, Luol Deng was alive and well in Cleveland. He’s upright, walking and actually breathing. That bit of news seems to have eluded his former teammates, despite it now being four days since he was traded to the Cavaliers for 12 hours of Andrew Bynum’s contract, three draft picks, financial flexibility, and a whole lot of hope. “It’s still strange not having him around,” veteran guard Kirk Hinrich said of Deng after Thursday’s prac-

tice at the Berto Center. “Just coming in today, his locker is next to me here. I had a lot more room today but it was a little just getting nostalgic just looking at it seeing it empty for the first time here. “Shoot, I have played with Lu for nine years so we kind of grew up as players and young men together. We miss him as a team and miss him as a person. He’s a great guy, but at the same time we’re trying not to dwell on it.” They are trying. It just might not be working for all of them. Joakim Noah was still

Next for the Bulls Bulls at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. today, CSN, AM-1000 not talking to the media, with the latest excuse being the All-Star center was a bit under the weather. “Jo’s an emotional guy,’’ coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He got himself ready to play [in Tuesday’s win over Phoenix]. He’s playing at a high level. He played a great game. Now the challenge is

to come back after you have a good game to play another good game. You can’t feel good about yourself. You have to be ready for the next one.” But there’s another focus that could be creeping into the locker room picture, and that’s which player, if any, could be next to go? First there’s Carlos Boozer. The Bulls amnestying Boozer’s contract this offseason looks like a forgone conclusion. And then there’s Hinrich, who is being looked at by several teams as a veteran who can come in and offer up back-up point guard play.


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Geneva teacher inducted into Microsoft’s Expert Educator program KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – Mill Creek Elementary School Teacher Donna Román is one of 20 educators in the U.S. that was selected to take part in Microsoft’s Expert Educator program, created to recognize pioneer educators and schools that are using technology to transform education. Román was selected by Microsoft for her use of technology to drive student achievement based on a collaborative project in which she linked her fifth-grade students with fifth-grade students in Máire O’Keefe’s class located in the town of Kinvara in County Galway, Ireland.

Using a multitude of online resources, Román’s students and their counterparts in Ireland jointly researched the life of Capt. Francis O’Neill, who lived in the eras of the Great Potato Donna Famine and the Great Román Chicago Fire, from his life on a west Cork County farm in Ireland to occupying the office of the chief of police in Chicago. By studying the life and music of Capt. O’Neill, students learned what life was like for a resident of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine and for an immigrant to the U.S. in the 1800s.

“Microsoft Expert Educators and Mentor schools are inspiring examples of how individuals and schools are using technology to prepare their students for the 21st century,” Anthony Salcito, vice president of Microsoft Corp. Worldwide Education, said in a news release. “Not only are they doing innovative work in the classroom, but they are actively mentoring others and creating change within their own education systems.” This year, the Expert Educator program selected 250 educators out of 23,000 applicants to be part of an exclusive global community of education leaders who use technology to positively impact learning and student outcomes. “It’s not just a matter of having more

computers, it is an understanding of how technology can be harnessed to create deeper and more engaged learning that is important,” said Román. Expert Educators work with Microsoft to lead innovation in education, advocate and share their experiences with effective uses of technology in education with their peers and policy makers. They also receive a range of additional benefits, including an invitation to attend the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain, taking place in March; free surface devices for their schools; insider access to Microsoft strategy and technologies; professional and career development opportunities; and certifications, including peer coaching.

Library’s next New Lyceum Lecture to visit North Pole KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library will present “The North Pole ... The Hard Way” by guest speaker John Huston as part of the New Lyceum Lecture series on Jan. 29. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. In 2009, Huston and his expedition partner became the first and only Americans to reach the North Pole unsupported, after a journey of 55 days and 475 miles, states a news release. After hauling, heaving, and slamming through ice rubble, they slid and swam and finally sprinted in a dash for the Pole. The presentation will feature photographs and videos from the journey and a display of expedition clothing. Huston has completed major expeditions to the North Pole, South Pole, Greenland and, most recently, on Canada’s fabled Ellesmere Island, the release states. A resident of Evanston, Huston works as

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John Huston will present “The North Pole ... The Hard Way” on Jan. 29 at the Batavia Public Library in Batavia. a motivational speaker, author, safety and logistics consultant and wilderness guide. Huston’s book, “Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole,” will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. The lecture is free; however, registration is required. Register online at www.bataviapubliclibrary.org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

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Investment advisory firm awards top planners KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Total Clarity Wealth Management Inc. of St. Charles marked the year’s end by celebrating the performance of two of its professionals. President Terry Murphy and director of operations Jeanne Tackett awarded the 2013 Ad-

visor of the Year title to Brent Fields, certified financial planner. Fields has been helping clients build solid financial footing in the Fox Valley and surrounding area since 1998. Denise Muska, a certified financial planner, was honored for outstanding execution as director of planning operations.

Muska brings more than 25 years of financial industry experience to Total Clarity. Total Clarity Wealth Management is a full-service, independent, registered investment advisory firm with offices in St. Charles, Naperville, Oak Brook and Chicago. For more information, visit www.totalclaritywealth.com.


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Best-selling author Sara Paretsky to visit library KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library will present an evening with New York Times best-selling author and Chicago resident Sara Paretsky from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. In the presentation “Trailing After Dickens: Why I Write the Books I Do,” Paretsky will discuss her ad-

miration for Charles Dickens and how his work has inspired her own success. She also Sara Paretsky will discuss her latest V.I. Warshawski novel, “Critical Mass,” and have a question-and-answer session and book signing. Paretsky is the author of 19

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Toyota takes Tundra into cow country Toyota continues to design inroads into the light duty pickup truck market with the Tundra. The company’s latest design for the full-sized pickup Tundra is the 1794 Edition. This cowboy truck is Toyota’s answer to Ford’s King Ranch pickup truck. The two competitors are Texas-based. Pricing for both of these competing upgrade pickup models starts around $45,000. The leather hides from the original (1853) 825,000-acre King Ranch in south Texas, where Ford has production facilities, provide the interior trim for the company’s King Ranch model. The King Ranch logo is stitched into front and rear seatbacks in the two-row truck. The logo is imprinted, embossed, engraved or plated at various sites on the interior and exterior of the vehicle so there is no mistaking the name of this pickup. Toyota borrowed a page from the Ford design book with the 1794 Edition. The leather tan interior includes huge and wide seats with the 1794 Edition logo embossed, if not stitched, into the front seatbacks. The logo is absent in the split rear perforated leather seats. Otherwise, like the King Ranch, the logo is imprinted or plated inside and outside for identification purposes. Both pickups have big engines and can do a lot of work. Ford may have the edge on available options as it has more engines to choose from, including an EcoBoost V6, and also offers a long as well as a short box. Toyota sticks with three powerplants (4-liter V6, 5.4- and 5.7-liter V8s) and one short box. A short box measures 5-feet and 5-inches in length. A long box is a foot longer. A 1794 Edition arrived recently for a week of test driving and this Tundra, like other 2014 variations, has all the attributes of a full-sized pickup truck. It can load, tow, haul and carry with the best of them

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BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper from Nissan (Titan), General Motors (GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado) or Ford (F-Series). Unlike competitors, Toyota does not have a heavy-duty Tundra pickup truck, such as a Ford F-250 or 350, so towing capacity is limited. Even at that, though, the 2014 Tundra’s 5.7-liter, 381-horsepower V8 can tow a 10,000-pound trailer. This covers a lot of ground when it comes to horse, boat or equipment trailering. Payload capacity is 1,505 pounds in the lined bed of the truck, which measures 50 inches between wheel wells and 66 inches elsewhere between the bed walls. The double-walled bed has stake holes, dividers, tiedown cleats and a night light. The lockable and removable

tailgate goes up and down by hydraulics so few human muscles are necessary. Since the tested Tundra was a CrewMax model with a western “1794” trim flair to it, the price was $47,320. The four-door CrewMax can seat five adults comfortably, two in front buckets separated by a console, and three in the rear served by a pulldown armrest and beverage holder. The split rear benches fold back and lock against the rear seatbacks for more storage. Leg room in the rear is virtually the same as that in front. In other words, there is a lot of leg room in both rows. In front are numerous padded areas for coins, screw drivers, maps and printed or related materials. Besides cupholders there are larger beverage holders (16-ouncers). The six-speed automatic transmission can drive two or four wheels. A knob on the dash-

board to the right of the power tilt and telescoping leather-clad steering wheel can be turned to four-wheel, two-wheel or twowheel low drive. There is a towhaul mode, once again similar to or the same as that on competing light duty pickup trucks. During a spin in the snow in two-wheel drive, the truck momentarily got stuck. The dashboard knob was turned to four-wheel-drive and instantly became unstuck. Ground clearance is 10.4 inches and this allows the Tundra to drive over somewhat deep snow ... theoretically, of course. The wide snow tires are a big boost when the going gets tough. As a CrewMax (SR5 and base are the other two Tundra trim levels, with prices starting at $25,920), the 20-inch alloy wheels hold P275 tires. The full-sized spare is stored and locked under the bed. Brakes are discs, 13.9 inches in front and 13.6 inches in the rear.

Suspension components include coil spring mount double wishbone in front with nitrogren gas-filled shock absorbers. The live axle at the rear has trapezoidal multileaf springs with staggered outboard mount low pressure gas-filled shocks. Comforts, besides any listed, include cruise control, defoggers and intermittent wipers, power front seats (memory for two), windows (one-touch up and down for front seats), door locks, vertical sliding rear window with defogger and privacy glass, tilt and slide moonroof with sliding shade. A Premium JBL 12-speaker sound system is on board and includes a navigation system, Bluetooth, 7-inch touchscreen, AM-FM-satellite high definition radio and various apps and inputs. There are three 12-volt outlets, two in front and one in the rear. Safety includes trailer sway control, rear backup camera and parking sonar, traction and stability controls, airbags in front, on sides, overhead and for the knees, roll-sensing overhead curtains, three-point seatbelts and headrests for five seating positions and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Fuel economy is not a highlight. The 26.4-gallon fuel tank can be filled with regular gasoline. Economy during the test week averaged 15.7 miles per gallon in suburban environments. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the average as 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway. The $345 running boards were an option on the tested Tundra. It is a high reach getting into the truck and they, as well as grab handles help the hoist of bodies into the highly comfortable truck. Assembled in San Antonio, the Tundra is covered by a three-year or 36,000-mile warranty with coverage of five years or 60,000 miles on the powertrain.


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‘The Past’ has many layers of life, love By MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN The Washington Post What’s gone before is never really lost, but lingers in the air – or maybe only in the mind – like perfume, or its memory. That, at any rate, is the picture of personal history painted by “The Past,” the achingly melancholic follow-up to “A Separation” by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. True to its title, the past shows up, quite literally, in the film’s first few minutes, as a French woman, Marie (Berenice Bejo), awaits the arrival of her estranged Iranian husband, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa), in an airport. When they first spot each other, it is through soundproof glass, a lovely and effective metaphor for the paradox of access and intangibility that characterizes many acts of remembrance. They’re not getting back together. It’s been years since Ahmad left France and his wife for his homeland, and the only reason he’s there now is to sign off on the divorce that Marie has, at long last, initiated. Marie, who has a little girl, Lea (Jeanne Jestin), and a teenage daughter, Lucie (Pauline Burlet), from a relationship that predates Ahmad, has met a new man, Samir (Tahar Ra-

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• “The Past” received four out of four stars. The film is rated PG-13 and contains mature thematic material and some crude language. It is in French and Persian with subtitles. It runs 130 minutes.


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Dr. Wallace: I’m part of a very formal and “do what is right” family. My father teaches at Arizona State University and my mother is a high school drama teacher. When I was 5, my mother taught me where to put the silverware when setting the table. When I was 6, I knew elbows were not allowed on the dinner table – ever! When I was 7, my mother corrected my grammatical mistakes and made me say the sentence correctly. When I was 8, I knew to wear a coordinated outfit to church. When I was 9, I knew how to bow to the audience after finishing my piano recital. When I was 10, I had been taught to write thank-you notes to those who gave me gifts. I think, now, that you understand my family background. I am now 16 and have a steady boyfriend. Last week was my “sweet 16.” My boyfriend gave me a beautiful sterling silver bracelet that had belonged to his mother, who died several years ago. Jim now lives with his father and an older sister. I asked Jim if he was sure he wanted me to have his mother’s bracelet and he said, “Definitely.” I then talked to both his sister and his father, and they both said they were happy for me to have the bracelet. Jim’s father gave it to his wife on their fifth wedding anniversary. My mother isn’t thrilled that I was given a family heirloom that, as she says, “belongs in Jim’s family.” Mom and I decided to allow you to give your opinion and we will abide by your ruling. – Connie, Phoenix, Ariz. Dear Connie: You appear to be a refined and wonderful young lady. I

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace think I can understand why Jim would give you such a gift. I agree that you should keep the bracelet – “definitely” means “definitely”! But, if you and Jim should ever break up, return the bracelet. It would definitely be the right thing to do. P.S.: I’m extremely impressed with the parenting skills of your parents. You are, indeed, a fortunate young lady! Dr. Wallace: I worry about getting pimples, but so far my complexion is clear. I wash my face at least four times a day. But my best friend’s mother, who is a hairdresser, thinks I’m doing my skin more harm than good. She says I’m washing my face so often that I’m washing all the natural oils away and my skin will dry out and flake. This has not happened yet, but I’m wondering if you have further information about this. – Nameless, Michigan City, Ind. Dear Nameless: Most dermatologists recommend washing one’s face twice a day (morning and evening) with a mild soap and lukewarm water. Blackheads and pimples are not caused by specks of dirt that become embedded in the skin. They are caused by pores that become clogged and turn black when exposed to the air. It’s the same chemical reaction that causes the white part of an apple to turn brown when exposed to air. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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positive letter. I’m an active, friendly senior who lives alone, but I’m not lonely. I have many friends of all ages and a devoted family. Why? Because as I traveled through many states during my life, I reached out to people along the way. The saying, “If you want a friend, be a friend,” is true. If we want friends, we can’t sit back and wait for people to come to us. Smile, speak up, pay a sincere compliment – just communicate! If you do, the majority of people will respond positively. I socialize with people my age in church circles, card clubs and dining-out groups who can’t understand why I’m always so busy. They don’t reach out except to people they already know. As people get older, that group is constantly shrinking. Join a religious group, community clubs and organizations. Volunteer to read at schools and libraries. Visit a senior group or center.

Many people of all ages fear they won’t be accepted. But if they show up with a friendly attitude, they will be. I served in the military, taught Sunday school, led Girl Scouts, garden clubs, church and neighborhood groups while following my husband through eight states and raising three children. My husband was often away in his business, but we had a strong, supportive marriage. I think many people have forgotten we must give in order to get. – Not Lonely In Woodstock Dear Not Lonely: It’s easy to see why you have a wide circle of friends. Your positive energy leaps off the page. There are two types of people in the world: those who come into a room and their attitude says, “Here I am!” and those who come into a room and their attitude says, “There you are!” You are one of the latter. If people want a warm welcome, they should keep in mind that the happier they are to see others, the happier others will be to see them.

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Dear Abby: My boyfriend of two years, “Clint,” recently brought a large framed picture of his deceased wife into our home. He placed it on his dresser in front of framed photos of us together. His wife died three years ago. We are living together in a condo Clint bought for me. He made it clear from the beginning that he didn’t want to move me into “her house.” Clint also still wears his wedding ring. He carries guilt and doesn’t seem to have made closure. I told him I don’t feel comfortable with her picture “looking at us.” He doesn’t think there should be a problem. Should I move on? – In The Shadows Dear In The Shadows: That Clint still wears his wedding ring tells me he may not have accepted his wife’s death. How sad for him. Ask him to move his wife’s picture to a room other than the bedroom because, while he doesn’t think it’s creating a problem, it is creating one for YOU. If he can’t bring himself to do that – and join a grief support group – then you should consider moving on. Dear Abby: Enough with the problems! It’s time you printed a

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Alyson Stoner, an actress, dancer and singer, said: “I want to learn how to play an instrument. I want to break a world record. I’m just a very determined, motivated type of person.” If one wants to be the best at anything, it requires a lot of time and effort. But, occasionally, one can tie a world record without that much sweat – as in this deal. How should South play in six spades after West leads the club queen to declarer’s ace? When North raised to three spades, that promised some values. (Four spades would have been weaker than three spades.) Then South bid what he hoped he could make. With the side suits solid, the only potential problem is in the trump suit. An unlucky careless declarer would cash the ace and finish down one. A lucky careless declarer would play a diamond to dummy’s ace and call for the spade queen. Here, that works, but would be unsuccessful when West has all three missing trumps. The more thoughtful player works out how to overcome a 3-0 break either way round. He might lead a low spade toward dummy’s queen. But since he may get an overtrick when East has the singleton king, South leads a diamond to dummy’s ace, then calls for the spade two. When East plays the three, declarer covers with his four, here winning the trick and tying one first-round-of-trumps world record. Finally, if East discards on the trump, South wins with his ace and leads back toward dummy’s queen.


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, -v.MICHAEL R. GRUVER, et al Defendant 10 CH 5859 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 26, 2012, the Sheriff of Kane County will at 9:00 AM on February 6, 2014, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100, Saint Charles, IL, 60175, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 7725 WILBER DRIVE, Oreana, IL 62554 Property Index No. 18-08-23-252002 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $161,065.12. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate

quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. , 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 3722020. Please refer to file number 10-2222-16494. I581864

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For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact: Mr. Jeff Pedersen, Vice President - Commercial Lending, State Bank of Illinois, 11100 Front Street, Mokena, IL 60448. 708482-2929 or 708-479-2185. Dated: December 24, 2013

For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact: Mr. Jeff Pedersen, Vice President - Commercial Lending, State Bank of Illinois, 11100 Front Street, Mokena, IL 60448. 708482-2929 or 708-479-2185. Dated: December 23, 2013 By: Mark Schuster Attorney for State Bank of Illinois

By: Mark Schuster Attorney for State Bank of Illinois: Attorney for State Bank of Illinois Mark Schuster, #2519089 Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster Attorney for State Bank of Illinois: & Braithwaite, LLC Mark Schuster, #2519089 1250 Larkin Avenue #100 Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster Elgin, Illinois 60123 (847) 742-8800 & Braithwaite, LLC 1250 Larkin Avenue #100 (Published in the Kane County Elgin, Illinois 60123 (847) 742-8800 Chronicle, December 27, 2013, January 3 & 10, 2014.) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, December 27, 2013, January 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Sheriff's Number 13 SCH 3503

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, an Illinois Bank Association Plaintiff, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE vs. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JL CALLAHAN, PAM E. CALLAHAN, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, T/U/T CITIMORTGAGE, INC., NO. 1-1335, UNKNOWN OWN- Plaintiff, ERS AND NON-RECORD -v.MICHAEL R. GRUVER, et al (Published in the Kane County CLAIMANTS, Defendant Chronicle, December 27, 2013, Defendants. 10 CH 5859 January 3 & 10, 2014.) Gen. No. 12 CH 3860 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBNOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FORECLOSURE SALE pursuant to a Judgment of ForecloPUBLIC NOTICE sure and Sale entered in the above NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that cause on April 26, 2012, the SherIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE pursuant to a Judgment for Fore- iff of Kane County will at 9:00 AM SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT closure herein entered, the Sheriff of on February 6, 2014, at the Kane KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, County Judicial Center, 37W777 will on January 23, 2014, at the Route 38, Room JC 100, Saint Sheriff's Sale No. 13 SCH 3501 hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane Charles, IL, 60175, sell at public County Judicial Center, Room JC auction to the highest bidder for STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, an Illi- 100, 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, cash, as set forth below, the follownois Bank Association Illinois 60175, sell at public auc- ing described real estate: Plaintiff, tion to the highest and best bidder, LOT 88 IN RIVERWOOD ESvs. property legally described as fol- TATES UNIT 3, IN THE VILLAGE OF JL CALLAHAN, PAM E. CALLAHAN, lows: ALGONQUIN KANE COUNTY, ILLISTATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, T/U/T NOIS. NO. 1-1335, UNKNOWN OWNERS PIN: 06-35-480-005 Commonly known as 7725 AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, WILBER DRIVE, Oreana, IL 62554 Defendants. This property is commonly Property Index No. 18-08-23-252known as 5 Hilltop Lane, South El- 002 The real estate is improved Gen. No. 12 CH 3859 gin, IL 60177, and is a vacant lot. with a single family residence. The NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S judgment amount was And further, pursuant to said $161,065.12. Sale terms: 10% FORECLOSURE SALE Judgment of Foreclosure herein en- down of the highest bid by certified NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tered, the Sheriff of Kane County, funds at the close of the auction; pursuant to a Judgment for Fore- Illinois, or his deputy, will on Jan- the balance, including the Judicial closure herein entered, the Sheriff of uary 23, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 sale fee for Abandoned Residential Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, a.m. at the Kane County Judicial Property Municipality Relief Fund, will on January 23, 2014, at the Center, Room JC 100, 37W777 which is calculated on residential hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, real estate at the rate of $1 for each County Judicial Center, Room JC sell at public auction to the highest $1,000 or fraction thereof of the 100, 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, and best bidder, property legally amount paid by the purchaser not Illinois 60175, sell at public auc- described as follows: to exceed $300, in certified funds, tion to the highest and best bidder, is due within twenty-four (24) property legally described as fol- PIN: 06-35-379-001 hours. The subject property is sublows: ject to general real estate taxes, This property is commonly special assessments, or special taxPIN: 06-35-379-001 known as 725 Riverside Drive, es levied against said real estate South Elgin, IL 60177, and is im- and is offered for sale without any This property is commonly proved with a residential structure. representation as to quality or known as 725 Riverside Drive, quantity of title and without reSouth Elgin, IL 60177, and is im- Terms of Sale: This property is in course to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" proved with a residential structure. each case being sold in an "As Is condition. The sale is further subject condition" for cash, 10% down by to confirmation by the court. Upon Terms of Sale: This property is in certified funds, balance within 24 payment in full of the amount bid, each case being sold in an "As Is hours by certified funds. No re- the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purcondition" for cash, 10% down by funds.

Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com chaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. , 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 3722020. Please refer to file number 10-2222-16494. I581864 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, December 27, 2013, January 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Sheriff's Sale No. 13 SCH 3501 STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, an Illinois Bank Association Plaintiff, vs. JL CALLAHAN, PAM E. CALLAHAN, STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, T/U/T NO. 1-1335, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Gen. No. 12 CH 3859 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure herein entered, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, will on January 23, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Judicial Center, Room JC 100, 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property legally described as follows: Lots 1, 2 and 3 of Fox River Crystal Springs except that part described as follows: Beginning at a point in the Northerly line of said Lot 1, 79.00 feet East of the Northwest Corner: thence Easterly along said Northerly Line of 80.88 feet to the Northeasterly corner of said Lot 1; thence Southwesterly along the Easterly line of said Lots 1, 2 and 3, 90.47 feet to the Southeasterly corner of said Lot 3; thence Westerly along the Southerly line of said Lot 3, 45.70 feet; thence Northerly 84.07 feet to the Place of Beginning, all in the Village of South Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. PIN: 06-35-379-001

Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, This property is commonly sell at public auction to the highest known as 725 Riverside Drive, and best bidder, property legally South Elgin, IL 60177, and is im- described as follows: proved with a residential structure. Lots 1, 2 and 3 of Fox River Terms of Sale: This property is in Crystal Springs except that part deeach case being sold in an "As Is scribed as follows: Beginning at a condition" for cash, 10% down by point in the Northerly line of said certified funds, balance within 24 Lot 1, 79.00 feet East of the Northhours by certified funds. No re- west Corner: thence Easterly along said Northerly Line of 80.88 feet to funds. the Northeasterly corner of said Lot For information regarding this 1; thence Southwesterly along the real estate, interested parties may Easterly line of said Lots 1, 2 and contact: Mr. Jeff Pedersen, Vice 3, 90.47 feet to the Southeasterly President - Commercial Lending, corner of said Lot 3; thence WesterState Bank of Illinois, 11100 Front ly along the Southerly line of said Street, Mokena, IL 60448. 708- Lot 3, 45.70 feet; thence Northerly 84.07 feet to the Place of Begin482-2929 or 708-479-2185. ning, all in the Village of South Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. Dated: December 24, 2013 By: Mark Schuster Attorney for State Bank of Illinois Attorney for State Bank of Illinois: Mark Schuster, #2519089 Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster & Braithwaite, LLC 1250 Larkin Avenue #100 Elgin, Illinois 60123 (847) 742-8800

PIN: 06-35-379-001 This property is commonly known as 725 Riverside Drive, South Elgin, IL 60177, and is improved with a residential structure.

Terms of Sale: This property is in each case being sold in an "As Is condition" for cash, 10% down by certified funds, balance within 24 (Published in the Kane County hours by certified funds. No reChronicle, December 27, 2013, funds. January 3 & 10, 2014.) For information regarding this real estate, interested parties may contact: Mr. Jeff Pedersen, Vice PUBLIC NOTICE President - Commercial Lending, State Bank of Illinois, 11100 Front IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE Street, Mokena, IL 60448. 708SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 482-2929 or 708-479-2185. KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Dated: December 23, 2013 Sheriff's Number 13 SCH 3503 By: Mark Schuster STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, an Illi- Attorney for State Bank of Illinois nois Bank Association Plaintiff, Attorney for State Bank of Illinois: vs. Mark Schuster, #2519089 JL CALLAHAN, PAM E. CALLAHAN, Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS, T/U/T & Braithwaite, LLC NO. 1-1335, UNKNOWN OWN- 1250 Larkin Avenue #100 ERS AND NON-RECORD Elgin, Illinois 60123 CLAIMANTS, (847) 742-8800 Defendants. (Published in the Kane County Gen. No. 12 CH 3860 Chronicle, December 27, 2013, NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S January 3 & 10, 2014.) FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PUBLIC NOTICE pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure herein entered, the Sheriff of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Kane County, Illinois, or his deputy, will on January 23, 2014, at the FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane GENEVA, ILLINOIS County Judicial Center, Room JC 100, 37W777 Rt. 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell at public auc- Bank of America, N.A. tion to the highest and best bidder, Plaintiff, vs. property legally described as folJuan Hernandez; Juan Carlos lows: Reyes-Guerrero; Performance Food Lot 10 in Parkside Woods Sub- Group Company, LLC, a Delaware division of part of the Southeast limited liability company, d/b/a Quarter of Section 35, Township Performance Foodservice-Thomas 41 North, Range 8 East of the Third Proestler; Unknown Owners and Principal Meridian, according to Non-Record Claimants the Plat thereof recorded July 26, Defendants. 2004 as Document No. Case No. 13 CH 2476 2004K099764, in Kane County, 1806 Endicott Circle, Illinois. Carpentersville, IL 60110 PIN: 06-35-480-005 PUBLICATION NOTICE This property is commonly The requisite affidavit(s) having known as 5 Hilltop Lane, South El- been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS gin, IL 60177, and is a vacant lot. HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED And further, pursuant to said ACTION, that said action has been Judgment of Foreclosure herein en- commenced in said Court by the tered, the Sheriff of Kane County, plaintiff(s), naming you as defenIllinois, or his deputy, will on Jan- dant (s) therein and praying and uary 23, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 for other relief; that summons has a.m. at the Kane County Judicial been issued out of this Court Center, Room JC 100, 37W777 against you as provided by law,


Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before February 12, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on December 20, 2013. /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) /s/ Laura A. Duplantier One of Plaintiff's Attorney's Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – GENEVA, ILLINOIS Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Joseph P. Eckley; Nanette S. Eckley; Tom Rice; Tammy Rice; Stonebridge Homeowners Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 2478 530 Renee Court Geneva, IL 60134 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant (s) therein and praying and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before January 27, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on December 13, 2013. /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) /s/ Laura A. Duplantier One of Plaintiff's Attorney's Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613

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Attorney. No.: 6297986 Executor Dundee, IL 60118. Case No. 13 P 714 (Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Dated: January 3, 2013. PUBLICATION NOTICE Chronicle, December 27, 2013, INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, /s/ John A. Cunningham January 3 & 10, 2014.) TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS 2014.) Kane County Clerk 1. Notice is hereby given of the (Published in the Kane County death of Richard P Vitiello who PUBLIC NOTICE Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, died on November 17, 2013, PUBLIC NOTICE 2014.) South Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 2. The Representative for the esASSUMED NAME 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUBLIC NOTICE tate is: Marsha Vitiello, 521 MichiPUBLICATION NOTICE KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS gan, Ave., South Elgin, IL 60177. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Public Notice is hereby given ASSUMED NAME IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE Raymond R. Geimer, 96 N that on December 31, 2013 a cerPUBLICATION NOTICE OF DOUGLAS F. NOBLE, SR. Kennedy Dr, Carpentersville, IL tificate was filed in the office of the Decedent. 60110. County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- Public Notice is hereby given 4. Claims against the estate may nois, setting forth the names and that on January 8, 2013 a certifiGen. No. 13 P 625 be filed on or before July 3, 2014. addresses of all persons owning, cate was filed in the office of the PUBLICATION NOTICE Claims against the estate may be conducting and transacting the County Clerk of Kane County, IlliINDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION filed with the Clerk of the Circuit business known as 4G ANTENNA nois, setting forth the names and TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL SHOP located at 549 Peebles Ct, addresses of all persons owning, UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES 60134-112, with the Representa- Batavia, IL 60510. conducting and transacting the tive or both. Any claim not filed business known as ST CHARLES 1. Notice is hereby given of the within that period is barred. Copies Dated: December 31, 2013. LOGN ORDER located at 1019 S death of Douglas F. Noble who of a claim filed with the Clerk must 3rd St, St Charles, IL 60174. died on July 30, 2013, a resident be mailed or delivered to the Repre/s/ John A. Cunningham of Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. sentative and to the attorney within Kane County Clerk Dated: January 8, 2013. 2. The Representative of the es- 10 days after it has been filed. tate is: Beaty J. Zwart, 3601 Plain- 5. The estate will be adminis- (Published in the Kane County /s/ John A. Cunningham field Road, Oswego, Illinois tered without Court supervision un- Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, Kane County Clerk 60543. less an interested party terminates 2014.) 3. The Attorney for the estate is: independent supervision adminis(Published in the Kane County Lisa A Coffey, Law Office of Lisa A. tration by filing a petition to termiChronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, PUBLIC NOTICE Coffey, P.C., 5 West Merchants nate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of 2014.) Drive, Oswego, Illinois 60543. the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28ASSUMED NAME 4. Claims against the estate may 4). PUBLICATION NOTICE be filed on or before July 14, PUBLIC NOTICE 2014. Claims against the estate /s/ Raymond R Geimer Public Notice is hereby given may be filed with the Clerk of the Attorney that on December 26, 2013 a cerSUPPLEMENTAL ASSUMED NAME Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Genetificate was filed in the office of the PUBLICATION NOTICE va, IL 60134-112, with the Repre- (Published in the Kane County County Clerk of Kane County, Illisentative or both. Any claim not Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, nois, setting forth the names and Public Notice is hereby given that filed within that period is barred. 2014.) addresses of all persons owning, on December 26, 2013 a certifiCopies of a claim filed with the conducting and transacting the cate was filed in the office of the Clerk must be mailed or delivered business known as APEX1 County Clerk of Kane County, Illito the Representative and to the atMOTORSPORTS located at 405 Pin nois, concerning the business torney within 10 days after it has Oak Ct., St Charles, IL 60174. PUBLIC NOTICE known as TeamWIN Racing lobeen filed. cated at 1944 Moore Ave, St. 5. On November 5, 2013, an Dated: December 26, 2013. Charles, IL 60174 which certificate Order Admitting the Will to Probate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE sets forth the following changes in and Appointing the Representative SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT /s/ John A. Cunningham the operation thereof: KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS was entered. Kane County Clerk Ryan Upham has ceased doing 6. Within forty-two (42) days afbusiness under the above named ter the effective date of the original In the Matter of the Estate of: (Published in the Kane County business and has no further conOrder Admitting the Will to Probate, EDWARD L. SLUZEWICZ Chronicle, December 27, 2013, nection with or financial interest in you may file a petition with the Address: 1432 S. 12th St., St. January 3 & 10, 2014.) the above named business carried Court to require proof of the validity Charles, IL 60174 on under such an assumed name. of the Will by testimony or witness- Date and Place of Death: NovemPUBLIC NOTICE es to the Will in open Court, or oth- ber 27, 2013; Maywood, IL Dated: December 26, 2013 er evidence, as provided in Article ASSUMED NAME Case No. 2013 P 709 VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). /s/ John A. Cunningham PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE 7. Within six (6) months after Kane County Clerk the effective date of the original Or- INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION der Admit-ting the Will to Probate, TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Public Notice is hereby given in the Kane County (Published that on January 8, 2013 a certifiyou may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the 1. Notice is hereby given of the cate was filed in the office of the Chronicle, December 27, 2013, Will as provided under Article VIII death of Edward L. Sluzewicz who County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- January 3 & 10, 2014.) 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS died on November 27, 2013, a nois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, resident of St. Charles, Illinois. 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be adminis- 2. The Representative for the es- conducting and transacting the business known as CLASSY CANE tered without Court supervision un- tate is: Robert T. Jank. CDL CLASS-A DRIVER less an interested party terminates 3. The Attorney for the estate is: COVERS located at 322 Quarry Start your New Year Right. independent supervision adminis- Thomas C. Kaufmann/Querrey & Ridge Circle, Sugar Grove, IL Are you up in the Clouds & tration by filing a petition to termi- Harrow, Ltd., 175 W. Jackson 60554. Listening to a lot of Hot Air? nate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of Blvd., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL $6000. Sign-On Bonus Dated: January 8, 2013. the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28- 60604. OR $1800. "Great Home Time, 4. Claims against the estate may 4). /s/ John A. Cunningham WEEKLY" Core Carrier Corp-KC be filed on or before July 10, 888-454-2673 Kane County Clerk By: /s/ Lisa A Coffey 2014. Claims against the estate www.corecarrier.com may be filed with the Clerk of the (Published in the Kane County Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Gene- (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, va, IL 60134-112, with the Repre- Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, sentative or both. Any claim not 2014.) 2014.) filed within that period is barred. PUBLIC NOTICE Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME to the Representative and to the atPUBLICATION NOTICE torney within 10 days after it has IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE been filed. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 5. 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