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By CHARLES MENCHACA editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Some downtown St. Charles businesses are staying open late this week and offering special promotions as part of the city’s first formal Indoor Sidewalk Sale. Most of the 11 participating stores Tuesday were welcoming customers for the event, which lasts through Saturday. The Downtown St. Charles Partnership organized the sale, saying it was at the request of area business owners, who wanted something in the winter when foot traffic is typically lower than in warmer months. “It’s a way for us to coordinate all the specials and promotions and bring awareness to the different retailers,” said Scott Piner, the partnership’s marketing and development manager. Kimberly Elam, owner of Kimmer’s Ice Cream, made sure to tell her customers on Tuesday about the holiday ice cream flavors on sale as part of her indoor special. Despite the cold and wind, Elam still had mid-afternoon and after-dinner regulars. “We’re lucky – we have really loyal customers,” Elam said. Kimmer’s fan Luis Osorio had a scoop of champagne and strawberries ice cream on Tuesday. He said coming to the indoor events helps the community as a whole. Other locals eager to show their support included Art and Nancy Andersen of St. Charles. They decided to take in the sidewalk sales Tuesday after receiving an email about it from JP Jewelers. Nancy Andersen got her wedding ring resized and also tried on a blue zircon diamond pendant. Andersen has been a customer of JP Jewelers since 2009, when the business relocated to First Street. She said it’s nice to have a local jeweler she can trust. “You want to see your town do well,” she said of supporting local businesses. “I feel that people that live here feel like they’re a part of something. It’s an extension of yourself.”

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ABOVE: Instructor Gretl Kramer (from left) talks to Noelia Klein of St. Charles and Linda Campise of Geneva on Tuesday during a Zuzu’s Petals scarf class at Wool and Co. in St. Charles. Some downtown St. Charles businesses are staying open late this week as part of the Downtown St. Charles Indoor Sidewalk Sale.

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BELOW: JP Jewelers President Jim Petterec helps Nancy Andersen of St. Charles try on a pendant Tuesday at his store during the event.

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Know more Participating businesses in the Downtown St. Charles Indoor Sidewalk Sale include: • Bull and Bear Tobacco Shop, 1 W. Illinois St. • Circa Vintage Gallery, 17 N. JP Jewelers President Jim Petterec was eager to welcome the Andersens and other walkins. The store has free hot apple cider and cookies as part of its promotion. Other freebies include a learn-to-knit lesson being offered through Saturday at Wool and Co. “We do a lot of classes and workshops ... those are really what people enjoy, as you can tell from this evening,” Wool and Co. owner Lesley Edmondson said. “People like to learn a new skill.”

Second Ave. • Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, 161 S. First St. • JP Jewelers, 151 S. First St. • Kimmer’s Ice Cream, 1 W. Illinois St. • La Galerie, 219 W. Main St.

• One of a Kind Find, 228 W. Main St. • Tranquility Spa and Wellness Center, 113 N. Second Ave. • Treasure Broker, 218 W. State St. • What-Not Shoppe, 106 E. Main St. • Wool and Co., 107 W. Main St.

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Where did you grow up? Waukegan Pets? A mini-Dachshund named Belle and a lemon beagle named Benny Who would play you in the movie of your life? George C. Scott First job? Bagging groceries at Jewel As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An Air Force pilot. I am a professional counselor. A book you’d recommend? “The Godfather Returns” by Mark Winegardner Favorite charity? Purple Heart Veterans What game show would you be on? “Let’s Make a Deal” Favorite local restaurant? Country House in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I shook hands with Gerald Ford.

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St. Charles Park District plans for Teen Job Fair

Habitat restoration day set for Bliss Woods

Third Tuesday Supper set at United Methodist Church

WHAT: At this year’s Teen Job Fair, businesses will have representatives available to talk about their companies and employment opportunities. Participants may fill out an application on site or take it home. The event is offered in cooperation with the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 WHERE: Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles INFO: The event is for ages 16 to 24. Admission is free. Businesses interested in participating or needing information can call Lara Piner at 630-513-4330.

WHAT: Participants will be cutting and stacking invasive brush. Participants should dress appropriately in layers, sturdy, warm shoes and work gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. The work day will be canceled if the temperature is 18 degrees or lower. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 WHERE: Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove INFO: For information, email maryoxie@ sbcglobal.net or call Rob Cleave at the Kane County Forest Preserve at 630-232-5980.

WHAT: This supper includes slow-roasted beef and vegetable stew over buttered noodles, choice of biscuits or cornbread, Caesar salad and the “legendary dessert buffet.” Hot dogs and chips are always available as an alternative meal. Diners may eat in the elevator accessible dining hall or carry out their meal. WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva INFO: Visit www.thirdtuesdaysuppers.com or call 630-232-7120.

World War II re-enactors to be at Charlestowne 18

Chocolate 101 at St. Charles library

WHAT: In conjunction with the release of “The Monuments Men” the Charlestowne 18 will be transformed into a scene from World War II Germany. The WWII Historical Re-enactment Society of Illinois/Indiana will perform in a fully decorated lobby. WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 8 WHERE: The Charlestowne 18, 3740 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Call 630-587-3300 for information on the re-enactments, or to order advanced tickets of “The Monuments Men” screening.

WHAT: Chocolatier Kevin Roblee will talk about the flavors and nuances of chocolate from around the world in Chocolate 101. For nine years, Roblee traveled around the world taking on roles in chocolate product development, production and quality. He spent a year in Scandinavia studying the production methods and practices of fine European chocolate. WHEN: Noon Feb. 6 WHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles INFO: Visit www.stcharleslibrary.org or call 630-584-0076.

Music Boosters set for pancake breakfast event WHAT: Tickets for the breakfast will be available in advance or at the door at a cost of $7 an adult (13 years and up), $5 per child (3 to 12 years old) or $25 a family (up to five) and include scrambled eggs, two meat selections, hash browns, beverages and unlimited pancakes and toppings. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 WHERE: Marmion Academy’s Lux Dining Hall, 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora INFO: For information or to buy tickets in advance visit www.marmion.org/ pancake.

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St. Charles Park District honored for turtle project By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District’s efforts to help grow the population of an endangered species will be recognized next week in downtown Chicago. Pam Otto, manager of natural programs and interpretive services, said receiving the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association’s Outstanding Sustainability and Conservation Award underscores the park district’s commitment to nature and natural areas. “Any time we can help conserve something – a plant or animal or other natural resource – we’re happy to get involved,” she said. The honor will be awarded Jan. 24 during a luncheon in Chicago. It recognizes the park district’s participation in the Blandings Turtle Recovery Project, a cooperative partnership with the DuPage County Forest Preserve, Wheaton Park District’s Cosley Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Museum in Chicago and Brookfield Zoo. The naturalist staff at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, manage the program for the St. Charles Park District. Native to Illinois, Blandings turtles can have a shell length of about a foot and look like they are smiling due to an

“Any time we can help conserve something – a plant or animal or other natural resource – we’re happy to get involved.” Pam Otto Manager of natural programs and interpretive services upturn in their beak, Otto said. Low reproductive rates contribute to their small numbers, she said. While snapping turtles can produce as many as 80 eggs in a season, Otto said, Blandings turtles “are lucky to hit double digits.” Their survival is further threatened by their mobile nature, Otto said, noting their paths often intersect with roads. The Hickory Knolls Discovery Center has an indoor Blandings display to help increase awareness of their plight, Otto said, but visitors won’t see many until the seasons change. “Most of the turtles are being hibernated for the winter,” Otto said. She explained their bodies need to go through the same sorts of changes they would go through in the wild to remain in breeding condition. “We will start waking them up in late winter or early spring,” Otto said.

ST. CHARLES – Parents of potential preschool and kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year can meet the staff and check out the classrooms during Bridges Montessori Academy’s open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the academy, 716 Oak St., St. Charles. The academy offers a multilevel guided curriculum for children in preschool through kindergarten.

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The St. Charles Park District will receive the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association’s Outstanding Sustainability and Conservation Award, which recognizes the district’s Blandings Turtle Recovery Breeding Project, which is managed by the naturalist staff at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.

Private tour appointments are available for those who would like to see a Montessori classroom in action during school hours. For information or to schedule a visit, call 630-513-9742. Tours of the elementary campus, Bridges Academy, also are available. For information, visit www. BridgesMontessori.org or check out Bridges’ Facebook page.

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Kane mulls resolution on ComEd proposal By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The Kane County Board has no authority to prohibit ComEd’s proposed high-voltage power lines from being installed, but it will work to mitigate any negative effects the new utility might bring. Plans for the Grand Prairie Gateway Project include the installation of a 345-kilovolt transmission line between ComEd’s existing substations near Wayne and Byron. In addition to Kane County, it would affect Ogle, DeKalb and DuPage counties. The Illinois Commerce Commission is considering the proposal and notified Kane County – a party of interest – about a status hearing for the project. Wednesday, the Kane County Development Committee recommended approval of a resolution stating the Kane County Board will act on behalf of its citizens and

communities by participating in the ICC hearing process. “… The Kane County state’s attorney [will] file appropriate paperwork or motions with the Illinois Commerce Commission in order to protect the interests of the county of Kane, its highway system, natural resources, protected buildings and lands, and its residents, businesses and landowners,” the resolution states. Citizens have attended previous county meetings expressing concerns about the potential effects the power lines could have on property values, public health and the Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve. The resolution notes the proposed aboveground tower design might adversely affect the areas near it, which include homes, forest preserves, county highways and agricultural operations. The steel pole structures would be about 150 to 160 feet tall, according to the resolu-

tion. “The installation of the power lines underground for certain sections of the project adjacent to residential and other sensitive uses may be technically feasible and could substantially mitigate the adverse impacts and effects of the project on residents and landowners as compared to the currently proposed aboveground tower design,” the resolution states. The Kane County Board is expected to vote on the resolution Feb. 11. The Elgin City Council last month adopted a resolution declaring opposition to the project’s proposed route and design. Citizens can submit feedback on the proposal at www. icc.illinois.gov. The case number is 13-0657. A ComEd spokesperson has said the utility company anticipates to have a ruling by July. Visit www.comed.com for information about the project.

8LOCAL BRIEF Rosary Boosters to hold Super Bowl party NORTH AURORA – The Rosary High School Sports Boosters will hold their 34th annual Super Bowl Party at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Turf Room, 1033 Kibery Lane, North Aurora. The event will include mini raffles, a $5 raffle, a silent auction, the “lotto” drawing, plenty of boards, and the ability to watch the game on more than 25 flat-screen TVs. Admission is $38 and includes a heavy appetizer buffet (5 to 7 p.m.) and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks (4 to 6:30 p.m.). A full menu and cash bar will be available throughout the

night. Tables of four to 12 are available. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Payment must be received before the game to reserve your seat. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Event tickets and raffle/lotto tickets are available online at www.rosaryhs. com/superbowl. All proceeds benefit Rosary athletic programs. For information, contact Michael Haddad at mhaddad@central-news.com or 630-804-9122.

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Candidates debate issues By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com AURORA – There were few sparks at Wednesday’s debate featuring those candidates seeking the GOP nomination for the 50th district. The Kane County Young Republicans organization sponsored the debate, which was to feature the four Republican candidates vying for the 50th District state representative post – Julia Cosimo, Beth Goncher, Bill Keck and Keith Wheeler. However, only Keck and Wheeler were able to attend the debate. The seat currently is held by Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, who has announced she would not seek re-election. Hatcher has served since 2009, and the primary election is in March. The 50th District covers much of southwest Kane County and northern Kendall County.

Keck, of Sugar Grove, retired in December after 20 years as county auditor. Wheeler is an Oswego businessman and former Kendall County GOP Chairman. He challenged Hatcher in the Republican primary in the 50th District in 2010. Keck and Wheeler answered a series of questions posed by Kane County Young Republicans Chairman Timothy Stoll. On the question of term limits, Keck said he supported term limits for legislators. “There should be term limits,” Keck said. “Eight years should be enough.” Wheeler said he already has signed a petition calling for eight-year term limits for state legislators. “I think that is a fair amount,” he said. In answering another question, the two candidates expressed their opposition to red-light cameras.

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“They are an intrusion into our personal freedoms,” Wheeler said. Keck said he also is opposed to the use of red-light cameras. “It appears to be a revenue source rather than for safety,” he said. Wheeler and Keck also were asked how they would improve the K-12 education system. Wheeler said he favors competition to improve education. “I’m a fan of charter schools and home schooling,” he said. Keck said “we need to constantly monitor the educational process.” Two other declared candidates are Goncher of Aurora and Cosimo of Oswego. Goncher served as legislative aide to State Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, for 12 years. Cosimo is an administrator at Benedictine University in Lisle.

Boater education classes available GENEVA – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has planned boater education classes at Gander Mountain, 2100 S. Randall Road, Geneva. Flotilla 41-7 9WR of St. Charles will have the classes Feb. 2, March 1 and March 30. The class is eight hours in length consisting of classroom instruction, reviews, stories, videos and a final exam covering federal, state and local boating laws; required safety equipment; safe boating; basic navigation; boating problems; and moving and storage of boats. Upon completion of the class, students are awarded a certificate of completion and wallet card. The certificate of completion is accepted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources under the Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act of 1978, which requires those 18 and younger to carry to operate a

personal watercraft or a motorboat on any public body of water in Illinois. For information or to register for a class, visit http://store.flotilla41-07.org.

Fund to award grants ELBURN – The Elburn Scholarship Fund will award grants for studies at the college level. Eligibility for an Elburn scholarships is limited to Kaneland High School alumni and members of Kaneland’s current senior class who will attend a local community college or one of the state universities in Illinois. Former alumni whose pursuit of a degree was interrupted or who would like to pursue a new career should call 630-665-2776. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 1. Applications and supporting documents should be returned to The Elburn Scholarship Committee, 611 Plamondon Court, Wheaton, IL 60189.

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By BRIAN STANLEY bstanley@shawmedia.com BOLINGBROOK – Police believe the frozen body found by a surveyor Tuesday morning is a man who walked away from a Bolingbrook hospital in November. About 8:45 a.m., a survey-

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O’Neil described as “frozen.” Rompa said investigators believe it is the same man who discharged himself from Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital on Nov. 10 “against the medical staff’s advice.” The man, who was being treated for a medical condition, left on foot, Rompa said.

Rompa said the man’s last known contact outside the hospital was with a Geneva resident, who later filed a missing persons report with that department. O’Neil said an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death once the body is able to thaw.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Inspection reduces traffic to 1 lane today GENEVA TOWNSHIP – Traffic will be reduced to one lane between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. today for bridge inspection on Kirk Road over the Union Pacific Railroad, south of Route 38 in Geneva Township. Any questions or concerns about the project should be addressed to Mike Zakosek, senior project manager, at 630-584-1170 or zakosekmike@co.kane.il.us. For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit www. co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.

Public invited to afternoon concert BATAVIA – “Warm Jazz,” a Sundays on Stage program, will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The public is invited for an afternoon concert of jazz, Broadway and movie favorites performed by singer Kristine Marie Miller. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online at www. BataviaPublicLibrary.org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

Applications sought for scholarships ST. CHARLES – Applications are being accepted for two $1,250 scholarships offered by the St. Charles Chamber Council for Industry. Scholarships will be awarded to one graduating senior at St. Charles North and St. Charles East high schools.

The money will be applied toward tuition for an associate of applied science degree or vocational specialist certification through the Career and Technical Education program at Elgin Community College. Scholarship sponsors are Advanced Disposal and STC Capital Bank. Deadline is Feb. 14. For information, visit www. stcharleschamber.com or contact Stacey Ekstrom at info@stcharleschamber.com or 630-584-8384.

Winter Dinner Auction planned in N. Aurora NORTH AURORA – The Fox Valley Wildlife Center has planned its annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Fox Valley Country Club, 1500 N. Route 25, North Aurora. It will feature live and silent auctions, dinner, games and cash raffles. Highlights of animal care and intakes for 2013 will be presented by center director Ashley Kendall. The event is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased at www.foxvalleywildlife.org. The cost is $45 a person.

Hickory Knolls plans ‘Ex Files’ program ST. CHARLES – Mastodons, stag moose, wolves, alligators – many are gone for good, but a few are here to stay. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays in February, Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles, has planned a program, Ex Files. All ages are welcome.

On Feb. 15, there will be indoor activities and displays describing animals that once were common, but will never been seen again. Admission is free. For information, visit www.stcnature. org.

Marmion-Rosary Band to sponsor free concert AURORA – The Marmion-Rosary Band will sponsor the first performance of the West Suburban Junior Catholic Band at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The free concert is open to the public and will be held in the Marmion Battaglia Center, located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. The West Suburban Junior Catholic Band program invites students from Catholic and public schools. This program, directed by Sara Gregory, is offered free through Marmion Academy. Sara Gregory is a Marmion Academy faculty member and assists with the Marmion-Rosary Band. For information, call 630946-7170 or email westsuburbanjuniorcatholicband@ gmail.com.

Studio to mark opening ST. CHARLES – Water Street Studios will celebrate the opening of its newest facility, PrintLab, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. PrintLab is at 117 W. Main St., St. Charles. The event will include a ribbon-cutting and an open house featuring member artists and instructors.

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Born: Aug. 17, 1962 Died: Jan. 15, 2014 Paul James Heyob, 51, of Shelbyville and formerly of Elburn, passed away at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Sullivan. In keeping with Paul’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Send condolences at www.howeandyockey.com.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Delores ‘Bunny’ M. Petersen: Celebration of life will be in the summer of 2014. For the online guestbook, visit www.dupagecremations.com. Arrangements were made by DuPage Cremations Ltd. and Memorial Chapel. Carrie E. Petrie: A celebration of her life will be Saturday, Feb. 22, at Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St., Elburn, starting at 3 p.m. Arrangements are being handled through the care of Conley Funeral Home in Elburn.

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@ shawmedia.com.

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BATAVIA – Batavia’s monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke today for his annual visit to the free monthly book discussion series held from noon to 1 p.m. If you go at the Batavia Public n What: Books Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Between Bites Each year, welcomes Batavia Mayor Jeff S c h i e l k e shares stories Schielke n When: Noon and historical anecdotes to 1 p.m. today n Where: Bata- about the city, via Public Library, and this year he reveals a 10 S. Batavia Ave. whole file of n Cost: Program materials put is free, resertogether by vations are not the late Batarequired via historian, n Information: B i l l W o o d , www.booksbe- about famous tweenbites.com folk “Batavia or call 630-482- Celebrities, 9157 1908–1909.” The public is invited to attend this free program, and reservations are not required. It will be in the large community room on the main level of the Batavia Public Library. People are invited to bring their lunch and eat. Lunch items, beverages and baked goods can be purchased at Chapters Coffeehouse and Café, located just inside the library and adjacent to the meeting room. To pre-order for pickup just before the program, call 630406-8005. For information about Books Between Bites, visit www.booksbetweenbites.com or call 630-482-9157.

or conducting an environmental survey found a body lying in a field off the 1000 block of Windham Parkway – near the north frontage road of Interstate 55, Lt. Mike Rompa said. A deputy Will County coroner removed the body, which Coroner Patrick K.

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Contract ratified, ECC teachers will get raises KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ELGIN – Faculty members at Elgin Community College will receive raises as part of a three-year contract agreement that was ratified Tuesday between the Community College District 509 Board of Trustees and the ECC Faculty Association, according to information posted at ECC’s website. The agreement ended negotiations that began in September. According to the website, the 141 full-time faculty members will receive a 1.5 percent increase in 2014, a 2.25 percent increase in 2015 and a 2.5 percent increase in 2016. They also will receive variable increases for “step move-

ment,” awarded for teaching experience, and “lane movement,” awarded for additional education. Part-time adjunct faculty members will receive a 2.25 percent increase in 2014, a 2.25 percent increase in 2015 and a 2.5 percent increase in 2016. Some adjunct faculty members will receive step and lane movement increases. There are 385 adjunct faculty members at ECC. “We are happy to have a new agreement with our faculty, so we can continue working together on student success,” Donna Redmer, chair of the board of trustees, said, according to the website. “Both teams worked hard, negotiated fairly and kept the lines of communication open, so we could reach

a new agreement before the last contract ended.” Among other details of the contract, the website reported, will be a change in health insurance. Faculty association members will pay 11 percent of the cost for health care in the first year, 12 percent in the second year and 13 percent in the third year. In the previous contract that amount was 5 percent, 7.5 percent and 10 percent, respectively. “We want to provide our students with the best experiences in our classrooms, and that starts with an excellent faculty,” ECC President David Sam said. “This agreement is a clear commitment to our mission of improving people’s lives through learning.”

Assessor offering workshop in Elburn

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ELBURN – Blackberry Township Assessor, Uwe Rotter, is offering a workshop on at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on the property tax cycle, how assessments are being developed and how to appeal your assessment to a board of review. Taxpayers will have the opportunity to address specific questions concerning their property and discuss any other property tax-related concerns. For information, call Rotter at 630-365-6580.

ST CHARLES – The next Downtown St. Charles Partnership Business Exchange is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Office Dining and Spirits, 201 E. Main St., St. Charles. Leah Strohman of Vision Force Marketing will present Retail Minded’s training “Re-thinking Retail: Looking Ahead to the Trends of Retail.” Learn how technology can help retailers, ways to stay competitive and how to keep merchandising relevant to customers. It is open to all and complimentary for DSCP members, with a $20 fee for nonmembers. To ask questions or to RSVP, call 630-443-3967.

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STC Park District to host wedding expo ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District is hosting a wedding expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. Anyone planning a wedding, quinceañera, anniversary party or any type of banquet occasion is invited to attend this free event. There will be vendors from the Fox Valley area, and participants can try a variety of free product samples. Many vendors feature locally sourced products or ingredients and environmentally friendly options for event planning. For information, visit www.

stcnature.org or call 630-5134399.

Literacy group seeks volunteer tutors ST. CHARLES – Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley needs volunteers to help teach English to adults who are waiting to learn. A free, four-session tutor training workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20, 22, 27 and 29, at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Volunteers do not need to know a second language or have a teaching background to be effective. Students say the best tutors have patience and give practical information. Volunteer tutors teach for one hour each week at a time and public location that is convenient. To register for the January workshop or for a future workshop, visit www.lvfv.org or call Peg Coker at 630-584-4428.

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ST. CHARLES – HorsePower Therapeutic Riding has planned its second annual bowling fundraiser Saturday at St. Charles Bowl, 2520 W. Main St., St. Charles. Doors open at 11 a.m., and bowling sign-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Two sets of time slots will be featured, from noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. There will be cupcake sales, silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle. Admission ticket prices are as follows: adult bowling $25, 10 and younger bowling ticket $10, and nonbowler admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased at www.horsepower.ticketleap. com/bowling (note service fees will apply). The raffle will be sponsored by the Elburn Police Department Chapter of the Illinois Council of Police. Tickets are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Friday at Fox Chase Farms, 46W276 Route 38, Maple Park; at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill, 106 N. Main St., in Elburn; Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, 117 N. Main St. in Elburn; and at National Bank and Trust Company, 930 N. Main St. in Elburn or 230 W. State St. in Sycamore. Tickets will be available at the event.

Navy League Council to host dinner meeting MONTGOMERY – Aurora Navy League Council 247 will host its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday 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.

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Randall Road plans move forward County board committee OKs $15.9 million to put toward widening project By KEVIN P. CRAVER kcraver@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is getting ready to plop down almost $15.9 million to design and buy the land needed for the Randall Road widening project. In three separate votes Wednesday morning, its Transportation Committee recommended approval for spending up to $9.1 million for the design, $1.75 million for the company to negotiate buying the needed right-of-way, and up to $5 million to cover the land purchases themselves. The money will come from the county’s state and local motor fuel tax, with just under $2.8 million for the design coming from the county’s share of the Regional Transportation Authority sales tax. The project, which the county’s latest five-year highway improvement plan prices at $115 million, will add capacity and improve about 3.5 miles of the major commercial thoroughfare from Ackman Road through Lake in the Hills to County Line Road at the Algonquin Commons shopping center in Algonquin. Plans call for widening the entire stretch to three lanes in each direction, building dual left-turn lanes and exclusive right-turn lanes at major signal intersections. The most controversial component of the improvements by far is the proposal to build a continuous-flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads at the border of the two municipalities. The County Board is ex-

“Algonquin’s and Lake in the Hills’ economic engines are on Randall Road. When I said that people won’t go down Randall Road on a Saturday [because of congestion], I saw heads nod up and down, because that is a fact.” John Schmitt, Algonquin village president

pected to vote on the expenditures at its Feb. 4 meeting. The county’s five-year plan anticipates construction to start in 2016 at the earliest. Both village presidents attended the meeting to offer their input. While Algonquin’s government seems more receptive to the overall project, the position of Lake in the Hills is that the project is overkill. “Algonquin’s and Lake in the Hills’ economic engines are on Randall Road. When I said that people won’t go down Randall Road on a Saturday [because of congestion], I saw heads nod up and down, because that is a fact,” Algonquin Village President John Schmitt said after the vote. But Lake in the Hills Village President Paul Mulcahy stated his village board’s stance – while improvements are needed to Randall Road, the project scope goes too far and will hurt access to local business. Mulcahy said the village questions the population projections from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning that are being cited to justify the project. “We’ve had doubts from the

beginning whether the traffic and population projections they based the need for all the improvements on are valid, especially with the economy and the collapse of the housing boom,” Mulcahy said Wednesday afternoon. Lake in the Hills’ government vehemently opposes to

the idea of a continuous-flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads. At a continuous-flow intersection, left-turning vehicles start turning several hundred feet before the main intersection at a crossover intersection. They head into separate lanes that allow them to turn left at the same time that other vehicles are going straight. Such an intersection would close many of the Randall Road access points to businesses near the intersection – Lake in the Hills estimates that its Randall Road businesses account for between 70 and 80 percent of its retail sales tax revenue. While the decision is not final on whether to go with a

continuous-flow intersection, it was announced last November that $10.6 million in federal funding, or about 80 percent of the cost, has been pledged if a CFI is chosen. The jobs of drawing up the engineering and obtaining the right-of-way will go to Schaumburg-based TranSystems and Mathewson Right Of Way Company. The Transportation Committee selected them for the jobs at prior meetings. The vote to approve the engineering contract passed the committee on a 6-1 vote with member Diane Evertsen, R-Harvard, voting no. The other two votes to authorize spending for right-of-way acquisition passed unanimously.

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ple buying coverage on new online insurance marketplaces. Starting this year, most Americans must have health insurance or face a fine. The plaintiffs, three private employers and four individual taxpayers, had argued that people were only entitled to the subsidies if they lived in states that opted to set up their own insurance exchanges. Thirty-four states did not, leaving the task to the federal government. They cited language in the law that said the subsi-

By ELLEN NAKASHIMA and DAVID NAKAMURA The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday is expected to announce some new limits on the National Security Agency program that collects billions of Americans’ phone records, but he will call on Congress to help determine the program’s future, according to current and former officials familiar with the administration’s plans. Obama has concluded that the program has value as a counterterrorism tool, the officials said, but is also confronting difficult political realities. The program’s sweeping nature has prompted serious privacy concerns, and a divided Congress is unlikely to renew it when the law underpinning the program expires next year. “Congress has a responsibility to establish limits on government surveillance, so it’s entirely appropriate that Congress weigh in on the phone records program,’’ said Jeremy Bash, a former CIA and Pentagon chief of staff who said he was not briefed on Obama’s remarks. Officials have said Obama’s speech is part of an effort to restore confidence at home and

abroad in the government’s surveillance policies. While the NSA program has perhaps raised the most significant concerns about privacy advocates, a series of disclosures over the past eight months has generated controversy over U.S. intelligence activities. White House officials said Obama’s speech is still being crafted and declined to comment. He will deliver the address at the Justice Department in his first appearance there – a symbolic choice to signal the administration’s commitment to the rule of law even in the secret world of surveillance. One former official familiar with the internal deliberations said presidential aides considered sending Obama to Maryland’s Fort Meade, where the NSA is headquartered, for what would have been his first visit to the spy agency. But advisers decided against it. Two people familiar with the deliberations said the president is likely to emphasize that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data – which includes numbers dialed but not call content – is not something that the government should rely on except in limited circumstances related to the agency’s mission.

is funding the plaintiffs’ case, said the plaintiffs have filed an appeal. It is the furthest along of four cases moving through the courts using the same rationale. Kazman said the ruling “delivers a major blow to the states that chose not to participate in the Obamacare insurance exchange program. It is also a blow to the small businesses, employees and individuals who live in those states as well.” But it provided a measure

of relief to the law’s advocates, who had expected a favorable outcome but kept close tabs on the case because it could have disastrous consequences for the law. Among the lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act, this one represented the “greatest existential threat,” said Ronald Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group. “The fact that the judge has ruled so clearly and emphatically ... protects the long-term stability of the Affordable Care Act.”

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dies would be available to those “enrolled through an Exchange established by the State.” But U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman sided with the federal government, saying that the phrase was out of context. “One cannot look at just a few isolated words ... but also must at least look at the other statutory provisions to which it refers,” Friedman wrote in his 39-page opinion. Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which

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OPINIONS Despite snow, finals will arrive on time By the time you’ll be reading this, I will be taking a really long Scantron test, having a pre-final freak-out or will be frantically refreshing the page of our online grading system. ‘Tis the season for high school finals, at least in St. Charles. I know that many schools in the area take their first semester final exams before they leave for winter break, giving teachers time to grade and students time to properly relax. While many kids my age got to spend time with friends and family (or, even better, sleep), I had to spend my time studying, to stay sharp on everything from the previous 16 weeks of every class. I knew time wouldn’t afford the luxury of reviewing when I returned to school.

LIFE AT EAST Brigid Ackerman Six school days is an awfully short amount of time between returning to school and starting final exams. You can ask anyone – teachers, students and even some administrators – and they will all agree. We all anticipated the hurt of starting school again and fought it by mentally preparing ourselves well in advance. Then the cold days came. District 303 closed all schools Monday and Tuesday of last week because of the dangerous cold. It wouldn’t have been safe to go to school, and it was

nice to have some extra time off. But when we all returned to school on Wednesday, I was shocked to learn the district wasn’t planning on altering the finals schedule. The extra snow days were tacked onto second semester, changing its finals schedule. Why couldn’t they split the extra days between the two? The already short amount of prep time was now cut down by a third. My math teacher was the only one who attempted to lengthen the time – she emailed us all the homework we would’ve been given the first two days, so we could all at least try to stay on track. Yes, this is a series of unfortunate events that no one could’ve planned, but shouldn’t vacation be more

like vacation, too? Before all of this, rumors were floating around that the district was moving toward pushing finals to before winter break, which would also allow seniors to complete finals with the underclassmen before their Memorial Day graduation. This plan makes a lot more sense logistically, and I hope it comes into fruition. There are seemingly some hurdles to jump before this can happen. There is concern about starting early in schools without air conditioning. A few weeks difference can mean drastic changes in temperature, making the environment of those schools uncomfortable and unsuitable for learning. It’s been reported

lately that the district has a plan to try and install air conditioning in schools without it. When this goal is met, they should think seriously about changing the school year calendar. No matter how much I wish and hope, my finals will arrive as scheduled. Please wish the high-schoolers in your life luck with their finals. After moving around 100 mph for the last week, we will all appreciate the four-day weekend as a well-deserved break. • Brigid Ackerman is a senior at St. Charles East High School. She enjoys playing the trumpet, eating bread and writing this column. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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Penny-pinching will complicate regulation BLOOMBERG NEWS Both Republicans and Democrats won a little and lost a little in this week’s $1.1 trillion spending agreement, as congressional negotiators reached compromises that were mostly reasonable. Except in one area. Lawmakers unwisely denied funding increases to financial regulatory agencies, which need more resources to finish and enforce the Dodd-Frank financial reforms. This stinginess is what Wall Street wanted, of course. But it won’t protect the financial industry from regulation; it will only make the process more frustrating. Under the 2014 spending agreement, the Securities and Exchange Commission will get $1.35 billion, which is $324 million below Presi-

dent Barack Obama’s budget request. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees commodities and futures transactions worth $400 trillion in notional value – up from $40 trillion before Dodd-Frank – gets a mere $215 million, or $100 million less than what the president sought. This isn’t fiscal prudence. Both agencies return money to the U.S. Treasury in the form of fines and penalties in excess of what they spend. Presumably, better funding would result in more proficient enforcement and even fatter returns to taxpayers. And the penny-pinching can’t stop the agencies from implementing Dodd-Frank. The 2010 law offers no leeway on whether to regulate. Tight budgets just mean the work must be done by fewer

staff, making it harder for industry representatives to get appointments to discuss the rules or enforcement cases. Nor will fewer resources mean less vigorous enforcement. Instead, the agencies will have to view alleged violations in black-and-white terms – you’re either in compliance or you’re not. Wall Street firms shouldn’t expect flexibility or forbearance when they miss deadlines. Self-funding is something every president has asked for since the CFTC was created in 1974. Lawmakers have said no, for fear of losing campaign contributions from Wall Street. But it’s in no one’s interest to have less flexible, less informed and less confident regulators doing a less efficient job.

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Kathy Gresey

Al Lagattolla

Jay Schwab

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GHS students to perform at All-State Festival in Peoria

By SARAH VETTER planitkanenews@shawmedia.com Four Geneva High School students recently earned the right to toot their own horns. They’ve just been selected to represent their school at the prestigious Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Festival, the group’s highest honor for high school musicians. The students will travel to Peoria for the festival, which will take place Wednesday, Jan. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 25. At the event, they will join other gifted young musicians from across the state to perform together in concert. Brandon Evert and Kevin Farley, both seniors and trumpet players, will play in the band group; junior Sophia Spiegel, cellist, will perform in the orchestra division; and senior Alex Howe will sing in the choir as a tenor. “I was in normal All-State last year, but when I made honors All-State this year I wasn’t expecting it, and I was shocked beyond belief,” said Howe, who started out in his sixth-grade middle school choir and has been progressing ever since. Spiegel was smaller than her instrument when she started playing at age 5. “I honestly chose the cello because I got to sit down to play it,” she laughed. All those years of commitment and hours of practice have really paid off – “Making AllState is a wonderful surprise and quite an honor,” Spiegel said. Evert, Farley, Spiegel and Howe also were part of the group of 27 Geneva High School festivals in November 2013. students chosen to represent GeFollowing a rigorous audition neva at the ILMEA District IX process involving hundreds of jazz, band, choir and orchestra students within the district, the

On the web To view a video of the Geneva High School students selected to participate in the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Festival, visit this story online at www.kcchronicle.com.

Geneva students performed in the ILMEA Jazz Festival at Naperville Central High School, and they played at the Band, Choir

tor, Patrick Frederick is proud of the personal dedication and individual achievement shown by his student musicians during the festivals. “With the challenging music they need to prepare, kids who do this can’t help but get better, and they bring that back to the program,” Frederick said. Farley first picked up a trumpet in fifth grade. He stuck with it through the years, and through performing with his school band ABOVE: Sophia Spiegel (right) plays and the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, discovered the joy of the cello during a rehearsal with the Geneva High School orchestra. playing for an audience. “You know that adrenalin Spiegel was named to the Illinois rush that you get when you’re Music Educators Association on stage? That’s what really All-State Festival, which will take made me want to keep playing,” place Wednesday, Jan. 22, through he said. Saturday, Jan. 25, in Peoria. His fellow trumpet player, Evert, also plays guitar, sings LEFT: Alex Howe (center) warms and performs in everything up his voice with the Geneva High from jazz, classical and acousSchool varsity chorus. Howe was tic ensembles to rock bands. He named to the Illinois Music Educa- may study either medicine or tors Association All-State Festival. dentistry in college but will likely minor in music, he said. Photos by Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com “I know it can get boring pracand Orchestra Festival hosted by ticing by yourself, but the more you get out there and share your Aurora East High School. Now in his 20th year as Ge- music with other people, the neva High School band direc- more fun it becomes,” he said.


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WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia COST/INFO: Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke will make his annual visit to the library for Books Between

Bites to share stories and historical anecdotes about Batavia. His Batavia Celebrities presentation will include materials put together by the late Batavia historian Bill Wood about famous people of Batavia from more than a century ago.

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WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 WHERE: Batavia Public Library,

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 Randall Road, St.

10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia COST/INFO: Swing and sing to an afternoon of timeless jazz, Broadway and movie favorites performed by singer Kristine Marie Miller (right). To register or for information, call 630-879-1393 or visit www.batavia. lib.il.us.

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COST/INFO: The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will host the 47th annual Mid-Winter HAMFEST 2014. The event will include technical forums, vendors and demonstrations. Admission costs $10 for adults; children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Scout youth in uniform also will be admitted free. For information, visit www.w9ccu.org. Photo provided

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WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795

Campton Hills Road, St. Charles COST/INFO: The St. Charles Park District will host a wedding expo for anyone planning a wedding, quinceañera, anniversary party or any type of banquet occasion. The event is free. There will be vendors from the Fox Valley area. Participants can try a variety of free product samples. Many vendors feature locally sourced products or ingredients and environmentally friendly options for event planning. For information, visit www.stcnature.org or call 630-513-4399.

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JuRin Japanese offers quality sushi at affordable prices

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GENEVA – Affordable is not an adjective normally associated with good sushi. At least, so I thought. That is, until I discovered JuRin Japanese Restaurant in Geneva. JuRin means forest in Japanese, but it’s nestled in a strip mall behind Jersey Mike’s Subs along Randall Road, just north of Fabyan Parkway. Recognized as one of the best restaurants for sushi in the 2013 Kane County Chronicle Readers’ Choice Awards, JuRin combines friendly, attentive service with great value and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. For $34.40, my dining companion and I ordered four sushi rolls, which came with two complementary orders of miso soup and salad. JuRin also has a Maki Combination lunch special for $8, which includes the diner’s selection of three rolls – including the California, Boston, Alaskan, Philadelphia, Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, Shrimp Tempura, Salmon Skin and Negihamachi – as well as soup and salad. Around 12:30 p.m. on a Friday, the restaurant buzzed with activity. Though the restaurant interior is plain and slightly outdated, it was filled with families, smiling faces and happy people all around. The sushi chef kindly greeted each person who walked through the door and bid farewell to every satisfied diner. Nicely-dressed, whirling waiters tended to tables of families and businessmen/women on their lunch breaks. The chef stationed at the restaurant’s teppan-yaki grill twirled, tossed and stirred a heap of rice splayed like a hand across the grill top. Seated next to my dining companion and me was a JuRin regular, who mentioned to the sushi chef that she was celebrating her birthday. After dropping off our soup, salad and waters, our waiter handed us a slender strip of paper and menu held together with a pen. After checking the boxes next to the Crunchy

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JuRin Japanese Restaurant in Geneva serves traditional and specialty sushi rolls, including the Red Dragon roll (front) and the Rainbow roll.

If you go What: JuRin Japanese Restaurant Where: 17720 S. Randall Road, Suite 190, Geneva Phone: 630-262-9590 When: Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday; dinner hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday Note: If visiting during dinner, try to make a reservation.

California roll (eight pieces for $6), the Rainbow roll (eight pieces for $11), the Red Dragon roll (four pieces for $7) and the Godzilla roll (four pieces for $8), we handed the sheet of paper over the bar to the chef who got rolling right away. Sitting at the sushi bar,

various filets of fresh fish were delicately situated in a clear compartment so that we could see exactly what goes into each roll. The salad’s chilled crunchy leaves with a layering of sweet ginger sauce served as a nice contrast to the hot cup of Miso soup. We were only a few minutes into the soup and salad course before – one-byone – our sushi orders started pouring in. Word to the wise, JuRin uses imitation crab in some of its rolls, which is probably what keeps prices more economical, but there are plenty of options without it. The only roll we ordered with the imitation crab was the Godzilla – a deep-fried roll with cream cheese and imitation crab filling, green onions and a drizzle of two sauces – and it turned out to be my

dining companion’s favorite. The chef also added an extra four pieces to what usually is a four-piece order (at no additional charge), so my dining companion was thrilled. My favorite, the Red Dragon roll, was a four-piece roll made with spicy tuna and topped with fresh tuna and avocado, tempura crumbs and green onions with drizzled orange glaze. On my next visit, I plan on trying its two counterparts – the White Dragon roll (with spicy white tuna) and Orange Dragon roll (with spicy salmon). Neither the Crunchy California – a California roll with deep-fried tempura crumbs – or Rainbow roll – a California roll with tuna, white tuna, salmon, yellow tail, shrimp and avocado on top – came with a drizzling of sauce. The rainbow roll was fresh and

delicious, but I’d probably skip the Crunchy California roll next time. With leftovers in tow, the sushi chef gave us a parting gift before we left, a calendar featuring Japan-scapes that I had admired earlier in the dining experience. Further proof that JuRin takes care of its diners. Kindness, generosity and fair-priced, good food go a long way. I’m happy to say, that I have joined the ranks of JuRin regulars.

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Former resident to receive Grammy Award

PrintLab manager Kim Fredricks pulls a print from a wood cut block at Water Street Studios’ new facility in St. Charles.

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Water Street Studios to celebrate new facility PLANIT KANE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Bata via-based Water Street Studios will be celebrating the opening of its newest facility, PrintLab, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at 117 W. Main St. in St. Charles. Festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. with St. Charles Alderman Rita Payleitner, followed by an open house where the public can talk with some of the instructors and member artists of PrintLab. PrintLab is a member-based, shared studio space for artists working in a variety of fine-art print media. “Thanks to grants from the Kane County Riverboat program, as well as the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, we have been able to purchase a wide

range of professional equipment,” Water Street Studios’ director of development Jim Kirkhoff said in a news release. “The equipment and space is then made available to artists to work in ... various media.” Mediums include screenprinting, lithography, monotypes and wood-cut relief. In addition to the member-based print program, PrintLab also will host art classes for students between the ages of 5 and 11. In the release, Kirkhoff said beginning Friday, Jan. 17, there will be weekly screenprinting workshops for those ages 13 and older. “Screen printing is a really interesting medium, and it is exciting to see how students translate their designs to posters or pieces of clothing,” Kirkhoff said in the release.

At the 56th annual Grammy Awards, a former Fox Valley resident will be honored alongside The Beatles and Kris Kristofferson as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The late Maud Powell, one of the world’s greatest violinists and a former resident of Aurora, will receive a Grammy posthumously Saturday, Jan. 25. A formal acknowledgment will be made during the Grammy Awards telecast on the CBS TV Network the night of Sunday, Jan. 26. In addition to The Beatles, Kristofferson and Powell, other honorees of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award include Mexican-born singer, songwriter and pianist Armando Manzanero;

the late Blues Hall of Fame inductee Clifton Chenier; pop music group The Isley Brothers and electronic band Kraftwerk. “It is a great privilege to recognize such an exceptional group of honorees and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to the recording industry,” The Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow said in a news release. “This astoundingly unique and gifted group have created some of the most distinguished and influential work in our musical history. “Their legacies are timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations,” he said. Born in Peru, Ill., in 1867, Powell moved to Aurora at age 3. Starting from a young age, she received the best musical education in the U.S. and Europe, where she became the first American-born con-

cert violinist to achieve international stature, according to the release. At age 16, she debuted with the New York Philharmonic Society. By the 20th century, it was evident she had become the best violin player of her generation, the release stated. The Victor Talking Machine Co., which was experimenting with recording the human voice, chose Powell as its first instrumental recording artist in 1904, later making her the first violinist to create best-selling records, the release stated. The world-renowned violinist died in 1920 in Uniontown, Penn. Powell’s legacy continues locally in the form of the Maud Powell String Quartet, which is made up of members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra – a scholarship ensemble for high school and college-age advanced string players in Elgin.

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Marmion graduate and Michigan freshman wrestler George Fisher (left) is redshirting this season, but still getting plenty of competition, writes sports contributor Dennis D. Jacobs. PAGE 21

AFTER YEARS OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES, THE ST. CHARLES EAST JUNIOR IS REINVIGORATED, GEARING UP FOR POSTSEASON. PAGE 20 Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com

St. Charles East junior Erin Heuer practices with the bowling team Tuesday at Bowling Green in West Chicago. Heuer is focused on a second state berth.

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St. Charles East junior Erin Heuer practices with her team Tuesday at Bowling Green in West Chicago. Heuer is looking to earn another state berth.

Heuer leads Saints, seeks another trip to state meet By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com

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rin Heuer had to be talked into returning to the sport of bowling in high school, then needed another pep talk to stick with it once she did. The St. Charles East junior is glad she’s stuck around. Coming off a state tournament berth last year as a sophomore. Heuer is again among East’s leaders this winter as the Saints near the season’s stretch run. Heuer bowled regularly during her elementary school years before taking a multiyear hiatus around middle school. “I was doing horseback riding at the time, and that was more important to me than bowling,” Heuer said. “I didn’t want to wake up early on Saturday mornings to go

bowling in my league.” Family ties, however, tugged Heuer back to the lanes. Her older sister, Allison, shined in East’s bowling program before she moved on to bowl collegiately at Lindenwood (Mo.), where she is a sophomore. Allison Heuer convinced Erin that participating in high school bowling would be worthwhile. “She kind of put the fire back in my eyes,” Heuer said. But Heuer struggled as a freshman and questioned whether she made a mistake in returning. Her mother, Karen, coaxed Heuer to keep working at it, and sophomore year was “when it set in that I want to be good, I want to focus on this,” she said. She began taking regular lessons with private instructor Marty Miller, who re-

“I think it really just kind of invigorated her to do something even better when she goes down again, which we’re hoping for.” Tom Cole St. Charles East girls bowling coach vamped her release. Success soon followed. Heuer was one of two Saints – along with current senior Laura Crocker – to advance to the IHSA state meet last year. She had difficulty acclimating to the lane conditions at Cherry Bowl in Rockford, and was upset with herself for not remaining as mentally tough during her series as she intended. “I cried all the way home,” Heuer said. “I, like, gave,

up. It’s my own fault I didn’t make [the final round].” But Heuer intends to build off that state experience, and she appears on track for another crack at advancing deep into the postseason. “I think it really just kind of invigorated her to do something even better when she goes down again, which we’re hoping for,” East coach Tom Cole said. Cole said Heuer entered the week averaging around 193, within a couple pins of team leader Dana Brandt. “They’re going back-andforth at each other,” Cole said. “It’s good, healthy competition. A lot of good vibes between each other. If one’s bowling good, the other one’s still giving them a high five and saying ‘Good job.’ It’s nice to see that [camaraderie] between the two of them.”

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys basketball: St. Charles North at Streamwood, 7:15 p.m. Girls basketball: St. Francis at Immaculate Conception, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: West Chicago at Batavia, 5:30 p.m. St. Charles East at Elgin, 7 p.m.; Harvard at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; St. Francis at Guerin, 5:30 p.m.; Mount Carmel at Marmion, 6:30 p.m.; Morris at Kaneland, 5:30 p.m. Boys swimming: St. Charles East at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m. Boys bowling: Upstate Eight Conference Tournament at Geneva, 4 p.m. Girls bowling: St. Charles East at Evanston, 5 p.m.; Elgin at St. Charles North, 4 p.m.; Kaneland at IMSA, 4:15 p.m.


Marmion grad redshirting but still gaining experience ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs Of course, that’s the type of kid a number of other schools were recruiting, as well, including the likes of Maryland, Stanford and Northern Illinois. But Fisher said Michigan was always his first choice. “I ended up coming here because, number one, it’s a George Fisher great school,” he said. “I know I’m going to be getting a great education.” Fisher said he was looking for a wrestling program that would “push me to be the best and a school that’s going to push me to be the best.” It also helped having some of his wrestling buddies join him at Michigan, including former Hinsdale Central standout Ernest Battaglia and Richmond-Burton grad Cameron Kennedy. Fisher is redshirting this season, but he’s still had the opportunity to measure himself against collegiate competition by participating in open tournaments. “I love it,” he said. “It’s just a place to show how much better you’re getting and what you need work on. … That’s a great thing about this sport. We get to practice with the team and when the team gets to compete, we get to compete.” Technically, Fisher is not representing Michigan at open tournaments and he’s not allowed to travel to with the team. So he and some of his friends on the team will pack into a car and drive to wherever the tournament is being held, which so far has included Eastern Michigan

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that for two weeks and then you get to wrestle five to 10 different people and you get to see where you’re at,” Fisher said. Fisher placed third at 133 pounds in his first collegiate tournament, the MSU Open at Michigan State University. So far, he’s split 14 matches in open competition. “I feel great,” he said. “I feel like every day, I’ve just been getting better and better. …

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When a major college sports program has recruiting success, the credit generally goes to the head coach. But for freshman George Fisher of St. Charles, a key factor in his decision to enroll at Michigan was a bond with assistant wrestling coach Sean Bormet. “He coached me from when I was very little up until high school,” Fisher said. “I just wanted to be back with him.” Bormet, a native of Frankfort, was a three-time IHSA state placewinner for Providence Catholic, including a Class AA state title at 145 pounds in 1989. After a strong college wrestling career at Michigan that included a second-place finish at 158 pounds in the 1994 NCAA Championships, Bormet returned to his home state to found the Overtime School of Wrestling in Naperville. “That’s when I first met Sean in fifth or sixth grade,” Fisher said. “The thing that most stands out about Sean … is he’s always putting time and effort into wanting to make you better.” Bormet remembers that even at age 11 or 12, Fisher displayed a good work ethic and a strong desire to learn. “From day one, I saw he had what I would say is an appropriate chip on his shoulder that he brought to the wrestling mat,” Bormet said. Even after returning to Michigan to become an assistant coach in 2011, Bormet kept tabs on Fisher’s progress at Marmion, where he won a pair of IHSA state titles in 2011 (Class 2A, 119) and 2013 (Class 3A, 132). “From watching George, I knew he wanted to challenge himself academically and he wanted to challenge himself on the wrestling mat,” Bormet said. “He’s competitive. He’s got a great work ethic and a positive attitude. That’s the type of kid we’re recruiting at Michigan.”

“Every day I have the mindset that I want to push myself to be better.” Fisher said he needs to work on escaping from the bottom position because with riding-time points awarded in college, “Everyone is tough on top.” That’s just one of the transitions wrestlers have to make in going from the prep to the collegiate level. “Some transitions happen faster than others,” Bormet said. “The few matches he’s lost, he’s lost a little bit when he needs to execute and take control of people in the neutral position.” Bormet said Fisher is on the right track, though. “He’s got a real positive attitude and he’s working hard to improve,” Bormet said. “He’s a great addition to the program. … I’m looking forward to him having a lot of success.”

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IN THE GROOVE JUSTIN DIDDELL Kaneland, Sr., 285 What he did: Diddell earned Kaneland’s top finish at the Sycamore Invitational this past weekend, placing fifth. He had two falls among his four victories.

NOTEWORTHY North sets sights on dividends St. Charles North’s schedule shifted from tournament-happy to dual-heavy once the calendar turned to January. Among other things, the move has reminded North of its low numbers. “We’re just trying to do our best to win as many matches as we can individually, knowing its tough to win any actual dual meets because of the weights we’re giving up,” coach Ben Hummel said. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that North is forfeiting fewer weights than when the season started. Hummel filled 11 of 14 weights in Friday’s Upstate Eight Conference crossover at East Aurora, albeit with six freshmen and a pair of firstyear wrestlers. “All that stuff, hopefully,

will pay off down the road when those guys are older,” Hummel said. “I also hope that some of these younger guys getting to see some varsity action, it gives them some motivation in the offsesason, something to shoot for after getting that taste of what it’s like.” North is staying afloat behind a strong core in the top half of its lineup that includes Kolbe O’Brien (106), Conrad Noverini (126), Steve Collins (132) and Chad Reynolds (152). O’Brien, a freshman, has credited his developmental days at SCN Youth Wrestling in Campton Hills for preparing him for the varsity pace. “I think SCN has helped me a long way, along with Coach Hummel,” O’Brien said. “He’s been working us hard. I think I’m in good condition.”

‘A little reunion’ This weekend’s Lincoln-Way East Invitational unofficially is operating as the “Illini Cup,” as a majority of coaches in the 16-team field competed under longtime former Illinois coach Mark Johnson in college. St. Charles East coach Jason Potter calls the event “a little reunion” for his fellow former Illini as well as a good measuring stick as next month’s state series approaches. “You put that many coaches with that mindset in the same room, it’s a competitive event,” Potter said. Either Johnson or former assistant Jim Heffernan – now Illinois’ coach – tries to commute from Champaign for the tournament. With Illinois set to host Michigan on Saturday night, Johnson would seem the safer bet.

“It’s good,” Potter said. “We don’t alway get to see him, and he’s a second father to most of us.”

‘Busy’ Cadets happily play hosts Typically accustomed to traveling around the Midwest as part of its daunting schedule, Marmion will get to stay put for a stretch of challenging duals this week. The Cadets are scheduled to host Mount Carmel tonight, Baylor School (Tenn.) on Friday, and Westerville North (Ohio) and Montini on Saturday. “Just a lot of big dual meets and preparing for state series,” Cadets senior 126-pounder Johnny Jimenez of St. Charles said. “Really busy.” – Kevin Druley,

COACH SLY SEZ ... Sly appreciates what our Chronicle Country matmen do season in and season out. Was interesting to read about the road taken by Anthony Rubino of STC East this week. It definitely sounds like a challenge, but one that can be worth it if you stick close to the diet,

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WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... There’s nothing wrong with being an ungracious host. Geneva finished third at its Newbill Invitational this past weekend, staying in contention behind runner-up Mitch Bradberry (182 pounds) and thirdplace finishers Austin Chaon (170) and Jake Andersen (220).

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether St. Charles East earns its second straight Upstate Eight Conference River Division title. The Saints improved to 5-0 in league duals with Saturday’s 46-21 victory against host Batavia as part of the Bulldogs’ quad, and can complete a perfect run through the River when they visit Elgin tonight.

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CONNOR MCKEEHAN Batavia, Sr., 220 What he did: McKeehan earned three falls in as many matches against St. Charles East, Schaumburg and West Aurora at Saturday’s home quadrangular.

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Salary cap could haunt the Bears As the Bears Vice President of Football Administration, General Counsel and lead contract negotiator, Cliff Stein is one of the best “capologists” in the NFL. Nobody understands the salary cap or knows how to work with it better than Stein, and there are no better negotiators in the NFL either. I can’t remember the last time the team targeted a free agent, convinced him to come to Chicago and Stein couldn’t fit him under the cap. Still, the Bears will begin the 2014 NFL league year in a bit of salary cap [Hades] and there’s very little Phil Emery and Stein can do about it without some painful cuts to the current roster. The 2013 salary cap was approximately $123 million and early projections are that it could go as high as $127 million in 2014. But of the current Bears under contract, nine Bears veterans, Jay Cutler, Julius Peppers, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Jermon Bushrod,

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Martellus Bennett, Tim Jennings and Robbie Gould are occupying approximately $85 million of cap space according to spotrac.com. If the $127 million figure proves accurate that will leave Stein just $42 million to spread among 44 players and that will be an impossible task if the Bears hope to add any proven talents via free agency. Shea McClellin, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Slauson, Kyle Long, Jordan Mills, Stephen Paea, Jonathan Bostic and Khaseem Greene are all almost certain to be back. Slauson just resigned and the rest are all in their rookie contracts and none of them have been around long enough to have those deals renegotiated to be more salary cap friendly.

There goes another $11.5 million in cap space, leaving $30.5 million and the club is still looking for starters at center, defensive end, defensive tackle, possibly one or two linebacker spots, at least one cornerback, safety, nickel back, punter and 28 reserves. It’s a serious mess and none of it is Stein’s fault. It is the price of failing badly in the NFL College Draft during the past four to five seasons. Forget going back further than that as any players drafted before the past four or five years would be in their second contracts and have higher cap values. The only significant starters with star potential on the Bears roster right now who were drafted in the past five years are Jeffery and Long. Every other significant contributor is in his second NFL contract and helping to stretch the salary cap. The Bears have almost no young talent saving them cap space. The Bears do have the option of pushing a significant potion of Cutler’s cap

hit into later years of his deal and almost certainly will have to, potentially creating as much as $10 million of extra room. But what if Cutler doesn’t work out or gets hurt? Then your cap is strangled even worse in a few years if you have to replace him and carry dead cap money. The Bears will also have to cut or restructure the deals of Peppers and Michael Bush, which will save about $12 million of cap space if they cut them, but they will then have to add another starting defensive end who will need to be a premier pass rusher and a dependable number two running back. Emery and coach Marc Trestman have said their goal is to make the Bears younger on defense. Some part of that goal is borne out of need to deal with their cap issues. But the reality is getting younger and getting better, with limited financial resources to make up for any missed draft picks, is a truly difficult situation to be in.

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tackles and an inability to pressure the quarterback, among other struggles. Tucker should be able to help with the new hires to coach the linebackers and D-line, as he gets a chance to put more of a mark on this defense. “We believe Mel is the right person to lead our defensive unit,” Trestman said. “He fully understands where we need to improve, has the skill set and leadership to oversee the changes that need to be made and to execute our plan to get the results we know are necessary.” Trestman and G.M. Phil Emery were firm in their stance that, when healthy in the first three games, the defense played at a high level. That showed the faith they have in Tucker as a coordina-

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The worst defense in Bears history cost two assistant coaches their jobs, but the leader of the unit will be back in 2014. Linebackers coach Tim Tibesar and defensive line coach Mike Phair were fired but defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return. “We thank Mike and Tim for their effort and dedication. They are men of high character and integrity,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said in a statement Sunday. “These are not easy decisions and we do not attribute our lack of success on defense to two individuals.” Both Tibesar and Phair’s units were marred by injuries. Thrust into the lineup,

rookies Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene did not show the improvement the team wanted to see, especially down the stretch. The Bears were last in the league in run defense. “I saw Khaseem do it right and Jon do it right, and I saw them both do it wrong,” Trestman said in his Jan. 2 news conference. “I did not see a consistency in their play.” On the D-line, Henry Melton and Nate Collins both tore their ACL, while Julius Peppers and Shea McClellin did not produce up to expectations off the edges. Someone was going to take the fall for a defense that allowed 6,313 net yards in 2013, and it went to the position coaches of the front seven, which made the same mistakes week after week: problems stopping the run, missed

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By MARK LAZERUS mlazerus@shawmedia.com After 12 months of waiting for the nod, of making educated guesses based on what color practice jersey he’s wearing the day before a game, of going to work wondering if he’ll be wearing a Blackhawks uniform or a suit later that night, Michal Rozsival has started asking Joel Quenneville if there’s any rhyme or reason to the way he chooses his sixth defenseman on a given night. “I try to talk to Q about it, I ask him about it,” Rozsival said with a wry smile. “He says something like, ‘When you want to take a pay cut, then you can start thinking like a coach.’ ” It’s possible Quenneville is just being coy about his master plan. It also is possible there isn’t one. When pressed on the subject, the Hawks coach talked about “keeping guys in the mix.” He also said “sometimes there’s a matchup.” He then said, “It’s almost kind of a rotation.” “Sometimes there’s a thought process to it,” he said, a sly comment that carries with it the implication that often there isn’t. The fact is, Quenneville has eight defensemen on the roster whom he likes and trusts. Five of them are in the lineup every night. That leaves Rozsival, Sheldon Brookbank and Michael Kostka in perpetual limbo, preparing to play every night even though the math suggests they won’t be. Last year, it was just Rozsival and Brookbank rotating. With Kostka in the mix, even Quenneville admits “it’s a little trickier.” “It’s a little bit harder,” Brookbank said. “It’s one extra guy, and I’m sure they feel the same, but I know I want to play as much as possible. So it gets tough when you sit out sometimes. We’re just trying to do the best we can with it.” Rozsival has played the most in the sixth spot this season,

26 games. Brookbank also has played 26 games, but that includes his stint as a forward in November. Kostka, who missed nearly seven weeks with a foot injury, has played seven. They don’t simply rotate. There are no “turns.” Rozsival played back-to-back games last week, then sat out the past two. Brookbank has been a healthy scratch three straight games twice in the past three weeks. And Kostka seems to get in once every fourth game or so. All three want to play every day. But all three realize that’s not the plan. “You have to just kind of surrender to what it is and understand the situation,” Kostka said. “In a perfect world, we’d want to be playing every game, but that’s not the situation. We just do our best to bring enthusiasm in practice and be prepared as much as possible.” And although Nick Leddy and the other four everyday defensemen can get away with an off night here or there, the pressure’s on Rozsival, Brookbank and Kostka to be at their best every time they play. Not just because a poor night could mean three or four straight games in the press box. But because chances are, only one of them is going to play in the playoffs. Quenneville’s looking for someone to take the job and run with it, like Rozsival did last year, and every night’s an audition. Brookbank hopes he’s earned it. Kostka hopes he’ll get the chance to prove it should be him. And Rozsival hopes he showed last spring that he’s the right choice. And that’s all they can do – hope, and work hard, and hope some more – because if Quenneville has a long-term plan in mind, he’s not sharing it. “It’s all going to depend on how well you’re playing,” Rozsival said. “I don’t think there’s anything guaranteed in this league – even in this hour on this club. You always have to prove yourself. That’s how all three of us look at it. Nobody has anything guaranteed here.”


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HOROSCOPE

Doctorow focuses on fiction without formula

By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

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TODAY – Stick to what you know, and avoid any sudden and inconsistent moves that could threaten your reputation. Conservative action and expertise will help you overcome opposition and accusations. Stand tall and proceed with confidence. Play the game of life to win. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Listen carefully, but don’t allow your emotions to sway you in one direction or another. It would be better to mediate, rather than participate, in an unwinnable debate. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Show everyone how capable you are. A proposal will bring in extra cash and change the way you live. Don’t let a secret affair cause emotional grief. Honesty is the best policy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You can make your dreams come true with a little time and effort. Join organizations that share your interests and expertise. A special person should be treated to a romantic evening. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Your changing or inconsistent attitude will cause disruptions with the people you deal with personally and professionally. Think twice before you make a sudden move. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Relax, and enjoy friends and family. Make personal changes that will keep you up to date mentally and physically. A pleasurable trip will entice you, but caution while traveling will be essential. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Set your goals high, and get ready for action. Consultation with experts will enable you to cut corners and reach your destination quickly. Mix business with pleasure. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – If you feel uncertain, step back and observe. The more information you gather, the easier it will be to make a tough choice. Refuse to get upset about matters you cannot change. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – An emotional matter will skyrocket if you don’t control the situation. Prepare to make last-minute changes if it will help you avoid an unsavory entanglement. Focus on personal relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Take steps to ensure that things go the way you plan. Don’t leave anything to chance, and take steps to correct any situation that you feel has the potential to head in the wrong direction. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Too much, too fast leads to disaster. Watch what everyone else is doing and protect your interests. Empty promises can be expected. Get what you want in writing, or take a pass. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Let your mind wander and your imagination take over. Take a look at your friendships, lifestyle and home base. An unconventional arrangement will inspire you to be more adventuresome. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – An investment opportunity may look like a sure thing, but look before you leap. You aren’t likely to have all the facts required to make an educated choice. Don’t take a risk.

The Washington Post NEW YORK – The writer, tall and owlish, a sly grin on his face, ambles in softsoled shoes down the hall of his roomy Upper East Side apartment. His office is a tad disorderly, he says by way of apology, but also, it might seem, as a means of foreshadowing. It’s tempting to imagine E.L. Doctorow, our master channeler of bygone Americas, hunched over a manual typewriter here. Clackety-clack. Sepia tones. Joplin on the Victrola. But Doctorow, who turned 83 this month, rejects the label of “historical novelist” so often ascribed to him, saying the word used to describe his avocation needs no modification. When he sits in this narrow space filled with books and piles of periodicals he’s meaning to read, his fingers meander across the keyboard of a laptop computer, rather than a Smith-Corona. He props his IBM ThinkPad in an awkward posture, wobbling atop a thick book about Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian. “The important thing is to not to be too comfortable when you’re writing,” Doctorow explains. “Noise in the street? That’s good. The computer goes down? That’s good. All these things are good. It has to be a little bit of a struggle.” Doctorow challenges readers of his new novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” an enigmatic wonder that went on sale Tuesday, to struggle a bit, too. “I do think this book, more than most, is one that judges its readers,” Doctorow says. “If someone is looking for ordinary formulaic fiction, this is not it.” In “Andrew’s Brain,” Doctorow abandons the mostly linear storytelling form that

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Author E. L. Doctorow discusses his new book, “Andrew’s Brain,” at his apartment in New York on Jan. 10. The book went on sale Jan. 14. distinguished his earlier and much-celebrated literary novels, such as the precisely woven and digestible bestsellers “The March” and “The Book of Daniel.” “My sense of what a book should be has changed so radically – I like to think for the better,” he says. Doctorow has been amused as advance readers try to unravel the meanings of his latest work. The novel, which somersaults through time and perspective, is mainly built upon an extended conversation between a misfortune-plagued cognitive scientist named Andrew and a frequently befuddled questioner he sometimes calls “Doc.” One reader guessed that Doc is a ventriloquist and Andrew a dummy, Doctorow says, his right eye arching as he sits at the head of the table in a dining room with antiquey pastoral-scene wallpaper. He stops and laughs. “Someone else said that Andrew is a computer,” he recounts. An editor friend read it, then immediately started re-reading it to try to understand it. In a conversation with another friend,

Doctorow suggested that the book might be thought of “as an installation.” “And we were both puzzled by what I just said. Why did I say that?” Eventually he settled on the idea of the book existing “in the nature of an installation that you walk into – you get hit by everything at once.” He likes playing with iterations and reiterations. Andrew first spots his future wife while she is doing a handstand at the small college where he’s teaching. In the book’s climactic scene – spoiler alert – Andrew suddenly does a handstand in the Oval Office, alarming the Secret Service. “All of these things sort of light up each other,” he says. When Doctorow began writing, he decided to use his initials – his full name is Edgar Lawrence Doctorow – because writers he admired had done so, men such as D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster. But friends call him Edgar. Doctorow seldom reads his previous work, though they fill shelves in libraries and bookstores around the world. “There’s an alien-

ation that occurs with your present writing-self and your past writing-self. I could not duplicate right now my first novel ... . Not that I’d want to.” His books became bestsellers and accumulated piles of awards – a National Book Critics Circle prize for “Ragtime,” a National Book Award for “World’s Fair,” a PEN/Faulkner for “Billy Bathgate.” But by the late 1990s, Doctorow was gripped by a “desire to sort of break through and break the mold,” a feeling that took firmer hold while he was writing his 2000 novel, “City of God.” The ideas for his books invariably stem from images that he can’t erase from his mind. The sight of a group of men in tuxedoes inspired “Billy Bathgate,” his novel about a teenage boy who becomes the protege of the gangster Dutch Schultz. “Andrew’s Brain” was triggered by dual memories: an image of a little girl coloring and an emotional conversation Doctorow had with a friend who confided that he had inadvertently killed his child. Over drinks one night, the man told Doctorow about the child dying in his arms after he administered an incorrect medicine with an eye dropper. The travails of his friend – a decent man connected to a string of tragedies – informed Doctorow’s portrait of his character, Andrew. “It is dangerous to stare into yourself,” Andrew says. “You pass through endless mirrors of self-estrangement. This too is the brain’s cunning, that you are not to know yourself.” Andrew wrestles with the nature of his own consciousness. “It’s a kind of jail, the brain’s mind,” he says. The brain, he postulates, can pretend to be the soul.

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Man’s reticence about sex threatens relationship Dear Abby: I have been seeing a guy, “Karl,” for eight months now, and we have never had sex. After two or three months, I brought up the subject. He said he was stressed because he had just lost his job. He also said there is never any privacy at his place because he has roommates/tenants. I offered to go to my place, but he said that with my son there, it’s the same issue. Karl says he’s very attracted to me, but doesn’t want our “time” together to be ruined by his current money problems. I told him I understood and I have waited. I also explained that it makes me feel insecure and unwanted. He now has a job, but we still haven’t had sex. He has, in the interim, told me he loves me and wants to marry me. I constantly worry that there’s someone else and wonder what’s wrong with me. I love Karl, too, but I don’t know what to do. Please help. – Love, But No Sex In New Jersey

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Love, But: Is there any intimacy AT ALL in your relationship with Karl? Is he affectionate? Is there any physical response when he holds and kisses you? If the answer is no, your boyfriend may have a physical or emotional problem, be asexual or gay. Before agreeing to marry him, I recommend you schedule some time alone together by spending a few romantic weekends at a hotel or motel. It may give you a better idea of what your future would be like if you two decide to tie the knot. Dear Abby: I am a 30-year-old gay man who works in an office with 20 women. In the five years I have worked here, many of my co-workers have either gotten married or had children. Our office has a tradition of throwing showers for the lucky

ladies, and I am always asked to contribute money toward food for the party or an extravagant gift. While I’m happy to donate to a charity or help a friend in need, I wonder if a wedding or a baby shower would be given for ME? Am I selfish for feeling hesitant to donate money or gifts when it’s likely the favor will never be returned? – Minority Male In Texas Dear Minority: I don’t think you are selfish for feeling the way you do. In fact, it’s understandable. However, in the case of a wedding or baby shower, people give gifts as a way of offering congratulations and good wishes. And I would hope that, even if same-sex marriage isn’t recognized by the state of Texas, your co-workers would do something to honor you if you had a spiritual ceremony, which some religious denominations offer. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

With so many choices, find milk that’s right for you Dear Doctor K: I hear that dairy milk, which I’ve been drinking all my life, may not be healthy. Should I switch from dairy milk to a different kind? Dear Reader: When I was a kid, every mother (surely including mine) believed that dairy milk was healthy. Television commercials called dairy milk “nature’s most perfect food” and intoned “you never outgrow your need for milk.” I think I remember hearing that every time I watched Davy Crockett on television. (Yes, I know that dates me.) In the decades since then, we’ve learned that saturated fats in the diet raise blood cholesterol levels – and that, in turn, increases the risk of heart disease and strokes. Dairy milk has a little more than 3 percent butterfat, much of it saturated fat. That’s why over the past 30 years, grocery stores have started to carry reduced-butterfat dairy milk – 2 percent fat, 1 percent fat and skim milk (very little fat). I put 1 percent dairy milk on my morning cereal. To my taste, 1 percent is plenty creamy, but skim milk just isn’t creamy enough. In fact, after years of using 1 percent milk, when I’m traveling and the only option in a restaurant is 2 percent or whole (3

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff percent) milk, that milk tastes too creamy. These days there is a variety of non-dairy, fortified milk beverages on the shelves of most grocery stores – and plenty of my friends and patients swear by them. Here’s a guide to help you choose the milk that’s best for you. • Dairy milk is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which promote bone health. Many dairy milk products are also fortified with other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A and phosphorus. (Non-dairy milks that are fortified can also be good sources of these vitamins and minerals.) The more butterfat, the higher the calories, total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. • Soy milk is almost identical to dairy milk in its nutritional content. Most brands have moderate amounts of fat, which make them similar in calories to lowfat (1 percent) dairy milk. Soy milk is also fortified with vitamin D, vitamin A and calcium. Soy milks are much higher in protein than other non-dairy milks.

This is an important difference for vegetarians and vegans who are trying to meet their protein needs. • Nut milks come in varieties such as almond, walnut or hazelnut. They are lactose-, soy- and gluten-free. The unsweetened versions are also lower in calories than other milks. However, they provide much less protein than dairy and soy milks. • Coconut milk. One cup of a coconut-milk beverage has the same number of calories as a cup of skim milk. But coconut milk is much higher in fat, especially saturated fat. • Grain and seed milks. Rice, oat and quinoa milks are examples of grain and seed milks. They have higher total carbohydrate and sugar contents. The rarer seed milks, such as hemp, sunflower and sesame seed, have the highest fat content of all the alternatives. On my website, AskDoctorK. com, I’ve put a table showing how the various milks compare in nutritional value.

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

At age 18, teenagers are considered adults Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and a senior in high school. My boyfriend and I have been dating for over two years, and eventually we will get married. Until then, we plan to live together. He is 19 and works in his family’s business. I’m a food server in a restaurant, and I make good tips. My boyfriend and I plan to share an apartment in two weeks. We have already purchased furniture and paid the first month’s rent and deposit. My parents are furious that I’m going to live with my boyfriend. All I hear is “I thought we raised you better than that.” My dad says that I can do anything I please after I graduate, but until then I’m supposed to live at home under his control. My boyfriend said he checked around and was sure that we can live together and that my parents can’t do anything about it. We are sexually active now, so living together is no big deal. It’s just that we chose to spend all of our free time together without outside interference. So, what’s the big deal? – Nameless, Galesburg Dear Nameless: You are considered an adult and can legally move out of your parents’ home without their permission. You’re old enough to start making mistakes on your own. I know you are going to do what you want to do, but I urge you to understand and respect the feelings of your father and mother and to make sure that you graduate from high school. If you leave your home now or after graduation, do your best to leave under the best possible circumstances. Once you are on your own, be sure to keep in close contact with your parents, and

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace don’t burn any bridges. Someday, you’ll value their blessings and support. Dr. Wallace: I need your help – immediately, if not sooner! I’m in the 12th grade, and our winter formal is in about four weeks. I was going to take a girl from another high school, but we broke up a few weeks ago, so I asked a girl at my own high school to be my date and she said yes. Then last night, my ex-girlfriend and I worked things out and we are getting back together. Now she expects to go to the dance with me, and I really want to take her, but I don’t know how to tell the girl from my school that she won’t be going to the dance with me. Please hurry with your advice – time is running short. – Nameless, St. Paul, Minn. Dear Nameless: To rescind your invitation at this late date would be dishonorable to the extreme. You have no choice. You must take the girl you asked to the dance. Also, treat her with kindness and respect and make sure she has a wonderful time. This is called integrity. No single quality will serve you better throughout your life than this one. I repeat, you must attend the dance with the girl who said “yes” to your most recent invitation. Your girlfriend functioned quite well when she wasn’t seeing you, and she will do well for a few more weeks. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


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How many holes in one were there on the PGA tour last season? Do you like overtricks? The answer depends upon circumstances. If you are playing in a pair event or a boarda-match teams, you usually try to gather as many overtricks as possible. But in other forms of the game, you should concentrate on making your contract. True, if you can go after an overtrick without any risk, do so. However, trying for 20 or 30 more points and losing a 300-point or 500-point game bonus does not make sense. In this deal, how should South play safely in three no-trump after West leads his fourth-highest spade? South starts with eight top tricks: three spades, three diamonds and two clubs. The extra trick is bound to come from clubs. And if that finesse is working, there will be at least one overtrick in South’s future. A careless declarer would look no further. He would take the first trick on the board with the spade queen and run the club jack (or play a club to his ace, return to the board in spades or diamonds, then take the finesse). Here, though, that ought to cost the contract. West should shift to the heart queen, and the defenders can take one club and four hearts. With East on lead, dummy’s heart king is safe from attack. So, South should cash his two top clubs. Here the queen drops and South gets that overtrick. But if East started with queenthird or -fourth, the contract would be safe. There were 30 holes in one on the PGA tour last year.

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Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

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Choir Director Seeking part-time Adult Choir Director for energetic, growing Lutheran Church. Direct and accompany traditional co-ed vocal choir and men's choral ensemble. Contact Pastor John Nelson, Hosanna! Lutheran Church, at 630-584-6434 or PastorJohn@ HosannaChurch.com

West suburban Garage Door Company is looking for Experienced Residential installers. Compensation based on previous experience in industry. Benefits and company truck provided, must have own tools. Send resume to: resume@doormn.com

INVOICING COORDINATOR Seeking an individual with experience in billing and collections for our Maple Park location. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills. Fax resume to: 847-468-2097 or email: midwestjobs2@ midwestgroundcovers.com

Cookware – Todd English Green Pan Gourmet Collection, 3 Saucepans & Lids, 12” Fry pan Never Used, $80. 630-761-6616

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Contact the Better Business Bureau www.chicago.bbb.org - or Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn up to $1000 A Month! Looking for Contractors to deliver newspapers early mornings 7 days per week. Routes now available in Kane County. Please Call 630-594-7918

Women's, full length, size 8. Warm, very good condition. $175.00. 630-377-0628 Brookfield – Musician Estate Mouton Lamb Jacket, Hip Length, Sale. Jan 17 & 18, 9am to 5pm. Size 18, Super Warm - $45 OBO. 630-879-0884 10am-8pm 8736 Rockefeller, Brookfield. Recording equipment, home theater components, speakers, rack effects and pedals and more. GRANDFATHER CLOCK Email kayb@comcast.net for Beautiful Pearl grandfather clock details with original paper work. excellent condition - $375 firm 630-365-2789

Electric Typewriter, Stand & Office Chair – Go Retro! $50 OBO 630-557-2372

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SERVICE TECHS West suburban Garage Door Company is looking for Experienced Residential Service Techs. Compensation based on previous experience in industry. Benefits and company truck provided, must have own tools. Send resume to: resume@doormn.com

Golden Retriever found running on I-88 near Maple Park on Saturday 1/11. Very friendly. Has collar, no tags. Taken to Tails Humane Society. Call Tails at 815-758-2457

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JOB FAIR Thursday, January 16, 2014 1-4pm Expanding and seeking customer-focused applicants to provide community-based services to individuals with physical, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health issues. Positions available in Aurora, Tri-Cities & Elgin.

Staff Accountant - Elgin (FT) Direct Service Person (DSP) -

Distribution Assistant Wanted Will assist in all aspects of the daily distribution of the newspaper, including delivery of open routes, ride alongs with Independent Contractors and assisting with service issues. Overnight and early morning hours available. Flexible days and hours available, $12/hr to start plus mileage reimbursement. ACI Midwest is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit resume and work history to: dstamper@acicirculation.com or call 630-594-7918

King Sheet & 4 Pillowcases, Used 2 Weeks, $20 630-761-6616 Pyrex Bowl/Dish Collection 40 Pieces, Many in Sets - Yellow, Amish, Woodland, Lids, Excellent for Reseller $250. 630-587-6620 Shark Floor Steamer & Separate Hand Steamer, Perfect Condition $20. 630-761-6616

Luggage – New, Soft Side 5 Pieces With Wheels $80. 630-761-6616 Magazines – 1960s Carcraft, Hot Rod, etc. Over 70 plus, $50 for all 815-827-3692

Snowblower - Spirit 8HP, 27” Path, Electric Start - 6 Forward, 2 Reverse Speeds, $300. 630-761-6616

Large Air Hockey Table, good condition. $250. Will trade for Shuffle Board table. 630-365-5888

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DSP - House Manager - Aurora & Elgin (FT) Case Manager QIDP - Aurora (FT) Employment Specialist QIDP - Aurora (FT) Contact Elizabeth at 630-966-4028 to schedule an interview. Applications must be completed online at www.the-association.org before scheduling an interview.

Association for Individual Development 309 W. New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506

2005 SATURN ION $3000, 87,000 miles, Air, CD player, fair condition, 5 speed. Call Ron at 815-761-7519

2007 FORD FOCUS SE Metallic gray, 57K miles. Automatic/power windows and lock. Great condition and very clean!

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Stand-up, over 5' tall with drawer and enclosed glass, $10/ea. Metal Desk with 3 drawers, 66Lx29D, $25. 630-365-3533

Family seeks any living rm furniture preferably 3 pc couch set cheap to reasonable price 630-372-6018

Join Dart Container Corporation the world's largest foam cup manufacturer and one of the leading producers of quality foodservice packaging products.

We are in need of a Safety Coordinator. You will be responsible for administrating and coordinating all of the plant safety and training programs, administer, organize and maintain all required documentation, investigate safety incidents, promote safety throughout and improve plant safety results. Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor degree in Occupational Safety or two years of previous Occupational Safety experience, one year previous experience with OSHA regulations, experience with CPR, First Aid, Fire Protection, and Hazmat preferred, able to prioritize and multi-task, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, computer skills, and able to work across multiple shifts when needed. For immediate consideration please apply online at

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* Public Consignment Auction * Saturday Night January 18th 2014 START TIME 5:00PM-ISH SHARP Indoor Heated Location: 2 SOUTH 101 HARTER RD KANEVILLE, IL 60144 ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES, TOOLS & MUCH MORE For additional information & photos please visit www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer I.D. #23035

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I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES Beautiful 2 bd, 1 ba. Clean quiet, remodeled. On-site laundry, management, maintenance. Off-street parking. Huge apartment with full appliances, balcony. $675-$725. Call for showing: 815-784-4606 or 815-901-3346

SOUTH ELGIN 2 BEDROOM A/C, W/D in unit, no pets. $850/mo + utilities. 630-841-0590

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

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BATAVIA 1 BEDROOM Gas, water and garage included. $750/mo + security & credit check. No pets/smkg. 630-386-1433

ST. CHARLES Off/Ware Space 1,568sf - 19,000sf. Docks/Drive-Ins Aggressive Move-In Package 630-355-8094 www.mustangconstruction.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS 1 BR starting at $860-$870 Fifth Third Mortgage Company 2 BR starting at $1010 Plaintiff, 3 BR TH starting at $1280 vs. 630-879-8300 Tungsten L. Molino, AKA Tungsten Molino; April C. Relleno; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Fieldstone Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns; Aragon Condominium Association Defendants. 13 CH 1543 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 2$300 1st Month's Rent 1232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 3 BR Apartments Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki Dishwasher NOTICE OF SALE On-Site Laundry Facility PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given Playground that pursuant to a Judgment of Washer & Dryer Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Connection above entitled cause on October 6 months free cable if 18, 2013, Kane County Sheriff will you sign a lease by on February 27, 2014, at the hour 2/28/14 of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. 230 McMillan Court Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the Cortland, IL 60112 highest bidder for cash, the follow815-758-2910 ing described mortgaged real esincome restriction apply tate: Commonly known as 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 2-1232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Parcel Number(s): 03-14-176Questions about your subscription? 081 We'd love to help. The real estate is improved with Call 800-589-9363

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pr a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-017404. 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 I585331

ty (24) shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premises will NOT be open for inspection. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchases other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call W. Michael Seidel of Plaintiff's Attorney, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Ste. 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60604. (312) 372-4000. I585065 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, 2014.)

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07-014 Chevrolet Suburban (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, The County of Kane is accepting 2014.) bids from authorized dealers to furnish and deliver one 2013 or 2014 Chevrolet Suburban.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLINOIS Metropolitan Capital Bank, Plaintiff, vs. RFO Holdings, Inc.; GD Land Corporation; IH Land Corporation; Robert F. Oury; Grupo Unidos Por El Canal, S.A.; 333 West Lake, LLC; Indian Hills Training Center, Inc.; and Unknown Owners And Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. 13 CH 671 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE Pursuant to a judgment made and entered by said Court in the above-entitled cause, Patrick P. Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on February 20, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Sheriff's office, Room JC100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 IL Rt. 38, St. Charles, IL 60175 sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said judgment: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: Indian Hills Farms located at Interstate 90 and Powers Road, Rutland Township, Illinois PIN: 02-22-100-009; 02-22200-002; 02-23-100-008; 0223-100-009; 02-22-300-017; 02-22-400-011 The property consists of an agricultural horse farm. The judgment amount was: $2,854,180.67. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after sale. Sale

Sealed Bid responses will be accepted in the Kane County Purchasing Office at the address listed above, until 4 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014. Where they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Christopher Rossman County Purchasing Director AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 16, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Tungsten L. Molino, AKA Tungsten Molino; April C. Relleno; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Fieldstone Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns; Aragon Condominium Association Defendants. 13 CH 1543 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 21232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 18, 2013, Kane County Sheriff will on February 27, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Unit number 2-1232-47 in the Aragon Condominium, as delineated on a plat of survey of the following described tract of land: Lots 1

g thru 4 in Aragon Townhomes, being a subdivision of the West Half of Section 14, Township 42 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the Village of Carpentersville, in Kane County, Illinois which survey is attached to the Declaration of Condominium recorded 07/27/2000 as Document Number 2000K0591412 and as amended from time to time; together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements. Commonly known as 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 2-1232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Parcel Number(s): 03-14-176081 The real estate is improved with a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-017404. 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 I585331

Thursday, January 16, 2014 • Page 33 agains may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134, or with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. The estate will be administrated without Court Supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/25-4). /s/ Peter M. Donat Executor's Attorney (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: HELEN I KUNCHES, Deceased.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH ROBERT BARNES Address: 1565 Benson Court, Batavia, IL 60510 Date and Place of Death: March 9, 2013; Joliet, IL General No. 13 P 529 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Joseph Robert Barnes who died on March 9, 2013 a resident of St. Charles, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Philip Joseph Barnes, 1565 Benson Court, Batavia, IL 60510. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: PETER M. DONAT, DONAT & DONAT, P.C., 150 Houston Street, Batavia, IL 60510. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before August 1, 2014. Claims against the estate

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

(Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 9, 16 & 23, Chronicle, January 9, 16 & 23, 2014.) 2014.)

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AUCTION Notice is hereby given that the Batavia Police Department shall place for sale, at public auction, approximately 18 bicycles and various articles of lost or stolen property, which are unclaimed. A list of these properties is available at the Batavia Police Department, 100 North Island Ave., Batavia, Illinois. The Batavia Police Department has entered into an agreement with Property Room.com to auction the above items. Please visit www.propertyroom.com for further information. Rightful owners of the above properties may, up to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2014, with proper identification proving ownership, claim their property at the Batavia Police Department. Please contact Tim Mair at 630/454-2500 to make a claim on any property.

General No. 14 P 007 PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Chronicle, January 14, 16 & 18, TO CREDITORS and CLAIMANTS 2014.)

1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Helen I. Kunches who died on December 13, 2013, a resident of St. Charles, Illinois. 2. The name and address of the Representative for the estate is: Joseph Michael Kunches, 7344 Dry Creek Rd., Niwot, CO 80503. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Robert L. Gorecki, 801 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before July 16, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 South Randall Road, St. Charles Illinois 60174 or with the Representative or both. Any (Published in the Kane County claim not filed within that period is Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, barred. Copies of a claim filed with 2014.) the Clerk must be mailed or deliv-

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ered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on December 27, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MORNINGSTAR EXPRESS (MSE) located at 1711 Covington Court, St. Charles, IL 60174.

Public Notice is hereby given that on January 8, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as SC CONSULTING GROUP located at 534 Dempsey Place, Geneva, IL 60134. Dated: January 8, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 9, 16 & 23, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLINOIS Metropolitan Capital Bank, Plaintiff, vs. RFO Holdings, Inc.; GD Land Corporation; IH Land Corporation; Robert F. Oury; Grupo Unidos Por El Canal, S.A.; 333 West Lake, LLC; Indian Hills Training Center, Inc.; and Unknown Owners And Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. 13 CH 671 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE Pursuant to a judgment made and entered by said Court in the aboveentitled cause, Patrick P. Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on February 20, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Sheriff's office, Room JC100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 IL Rt. 38, St. Charles, IL 60175 sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said judgment: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 35 CHAINS OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER; AND THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER; AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER; ALL IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN; (EXCEPT THAT PART OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID QUARTER SECTION 419.60 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID QUARTER SECTION 328.52 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 65 DEGREES, 57 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE LEFT WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 1818.98 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 11,309.16 FEET, A DISTANCE OF 1,096.96 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID WEST LINE 345.17 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT 345.17 FEET; THENCE 11,609.16 FEET, BEING PARALLEL WITH THE FIRST DESCRIBED CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 953.09 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY 1,952.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALSO EXCEPT THAT PART OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID QUARTER SECTION 748.12 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 65 DEGREES, 57 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE LEFT WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 390.7 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE EXTENSION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE 554.7 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 135 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 63.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 45 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 286.7 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 45 DEGREES TO THE LEFT WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 49.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 45 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 108 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 45 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 113.1 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING); IN THE TOWNSHIP OF RUTLAND, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, EXCEPT THEREFROM THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22. PARCEL 2: EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS CREATED BY INSTRUMENT DATED DECEMBER 16, 1966, AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 1, 1967 AS DOCUMENT 1083849 MADE BY THE ILLINOIS STATE TOLL HIGHWAY COMMISSION TO ANDREW NELSON, AND OTHERS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THAT PART OF PARCEL 1 LYING NORTHERLY OF THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE EXCEPTIONS AS SHOWN THEREIN OVER THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 15, A DISTANCE OF 167.67 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE CONTINUING NORTHERLY ALONG THE LAST DESCRIBED WEST LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 304.3 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 177 DEGREES, 55 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE RIGHT WITH THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 824.1 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF

125 DEGREES, 07 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE RIGHT WITH THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 35.8 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; (EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE RIGHT OF WAY OF THE EXISTING PUBLIC ROAD); ALSO OVER THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF RUTLAND, COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 15, A DISTANCE OF THE 167.67 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 123 DEGREES, 02 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE RIGHT WITH THE LAST DESCRIBED WEST LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 35.8 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 266.1 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 15; THENCE EASTERLY ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 15, A DISTANCE OF 72.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 146 DEGREES, 16 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE LEFT WITH THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 354.1 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 125 DEGREES, 07 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE LEFT WITH THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 48.9 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALSO OVER THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, TOWNSHIP OF RUTLAND, COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22; THENCE EASTERLY ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 253.08 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE TO THE RIGHT OF 33 DEGREES, 44 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS FOR A DISTANCE OF 552.13 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTHEASTERLY ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 11,309.16 FEET, FOR A DISTANCE OF 692.37 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE NORTHERLY ON SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 46.27 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 11,269.16 FEET, THE TANGENT TO THE CURVE AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH SAID EAST LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 59 DEGREES, 48 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS TO THE LEFT WITH SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 666.7 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON A LINE TANGENT TO THE LAST DESCRIBED CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 492.23 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22; THENCE WESTERLY ON SAID NORTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 72.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN THE TOWNSHIP OF RUTLAND, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 3: THAT PART OF THE NORTHERLY 744.00 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 370.00 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER 370.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES, 13 MINUTES, 51 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, 114.73 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE PUBLIC ROAD DESCRIBED IN DOCUMENT NO. 256724 IN BOOK 746, PAGES 217 AND 218; THENCE SOUTH 22 DEGREES WEST ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID ROAD 105.83 FEET, TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 61 DEGREES, 04 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS WEST 378.72 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER 66.00 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE ALFRED BOSWORTH FARM; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES, 13 MINUTES, 61 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER 396.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 4: THE NORTHERLY 744.00 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 370.00 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN EXCEPT THAT PART DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER 370.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES, 13 MINUTES, 51 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER, 114.73 FEET TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE PUBLIC ROAD DESCRIBED IN DOCUMENT NO. 256724 IN BOOK 746, PAGES 217 AND 218; THENCE SOUTH 22 DEGREES WEST

ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID ROAD 105.83 FEET, TO AN ANGLE POINT IN SAID ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 61 DEGREES, 04 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS WEST 378.72 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER 66.00 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE ALFRED BOSWORTH FARM; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES, 13 MINUTES, 51 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER 396.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 5: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTHERLY OF THE CENTER LINE OF STATE ROUTE 72 AS ESTABLISHED BY DOCUMENT 415970, AND LYING NORTHEASTERLY OF THE CENTER LINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THOSE PARTS THEREOF DEDICATED FOR PUBLIC ROAD BY INSTRUMENTS RECORDED AS DOCUMENTS 290945, 293304 AND 415970, AND ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART THEREOF DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND ALONG SAID LINE EXTENDED, A DISTANCE OF 1339.20 FEET (MEASURE 1344.80 FEET) TO THE CENTER LINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE, BEING ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT, A DISTANCE OF 37.91 FEET (MEASURE 107.01 FEET); THENCE CONTINUING NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE, BEING TANGENT TO THE LAST DESCRIBED CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 96.42 FEET (MEASURE 29.00 FEET); THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE WHICH FORMS AN ANGLE OF 123 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 00 SECONDS (MEASURE 123 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 41 SECONDS) TO THE RIGHT WITH THE PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 274.33 FEET (MEASURE 273.07 FEET); THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG A LINE WHICH FORMS AN ANGLE OF 79 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 00 SECONDS TO THE RIGHT WITH THE PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 178.96 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG A LINE WHICH FORMS AN ANGLE OF 72 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 00 SECONDS TO THE RIGHT WITH THE PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 168.41 FEET (MEASURE 168.85 FEET) TO THE CENTER LINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE, BEING ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT A DISTANCE OF 164.94 FEET (MEASURE 164.55 FEET) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND ALSO EXCEPT THAT PART THEREOF DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4, 476.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG A LINE MAKING AN ANGLE OF 43 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 00 SECONDS (MEASURE 43 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 41 SECONDS); MEASURED CLOCKWISE, FROM THE PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 503.20 FEET (MEASURE 504.93 FEET); THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG LINE MAKING AN ANGLE OF 148 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 00 SECONDS (MEASURE 148 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 16 SECONDS), MEASURED CLOCKWISE, FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 86.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG A LINE MAKING AN ANGLE OF 135 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 00 SECONDS, MEASURED CLOCKWISE, FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 262.00 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF STATE ROUTE 72; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE, BEING ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, A CHORD DISTANCE OF 225.95 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 632.30 FEET (MEASURE 629.75 FEET) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND ALSO EXCEPT THAT PART OF THE WEST 650.00 FEET, AS MEASURED ALONG THE NORTH LINE THEREOF, OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 22, LYING NORTHERLY AND NORTHEASTERLY OF THE CENTER LINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD; AND ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART CONVEYED TO THE COUNTY OF KANE IN DOCUMENT RECORDED MAY 23, 2012 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2012K033175 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER, 1339.85 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD PER DOCUMENT RECORDED SEPTEMBER 17, 1927, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 293304; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 126.01 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A CIRCLE TO THE LEFT, ALSO BEING SAID CENTERLINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD, HAVING A RADIUS OF 4611.00 FEET AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 30 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 55 SECONDS

WEST, 126.00 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID CENTERLINE NORTH 31 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, 259.75 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID CENTERLINE NORTH 31 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST, 120.71 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID CENTERLINE NORTHWESTERLY 194.53 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A CIRCLE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2795.86 FEET AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 33 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, 194.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 106.56 FEET ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF SAID BIG TIMBER ROAD BEING AN ARC OF A CIRCLE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2795.86 FEET AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 36 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, 106.56 FEET TO A POINT OF COMPOUND CURVATURE; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 243.83 FEET CONTINUING ALONG SAID CENTERLINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD BEING AN ARC TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1188.26 FEET AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 43 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST, 243.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 40 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST PERPENDICULAR TO THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE, 45.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY 253.06 FEET ALONG A LINE 15.00 FEET NORTHERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD BEING AN ARC OF A CIRCLE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1233.26 FEET AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS SOUTH 43 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST, 252.61 FEET TO A POINT OF COMPOUND CURVATURE; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY 108.50 FEET ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE BEING THE ARC OF A CIRCLE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2840.86 FEET AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS SOUTH 36 DECREES 49 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST, 108.49 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST PERPENDICULAR TO SAID CENTERLINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD, 45.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; AND ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART CONVEYED TO THE COUNTY OF KANE IN DOCUMENT RECORDED MAY 23, 2012 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2012K033175 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER, 1339.85 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD PER DOCUMENT RECORDED SEPTEMBER 17, 1927, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 293304; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY 126.01 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A CIRCLE TO THE LEFT, ALSO BEING SAID CENTERLINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD, HAVING A RADIUS OF 4611.00 AND WHOSE CHORD BEARS NORTH 30 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 126.00 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID CENTERLINE NORTH 31 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, 89.96 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID CENTERLINE NORTH 31 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST, 40.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 58 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST PERPENDICULAR TO SAID CENTERLINE, 55.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 31 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST ALONG A LINE 25.00 FEET NORTH OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID BIG TIMBER ROAD, 40.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 58 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST PERPENDICULAR TO SAID CENTERLINE OF BIG TIMBER ROAD, 55.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF RUTLAND, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: Indian Hills Farms located at Interstate 90 and Powers Road, Rutland Township, Illinois PIN: 02-22-100-009; 02-22-200-002; 02-23-100-008; 02-23100-009; 02-22-300-017; 02-22-400-011 The property consists of an agricultural horse farm. The judgment amount was: $2,854,180.67. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premises will NOT be open for inspection. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchases other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call W. Michael Seidel of Plaintiff's Attorney, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Ste. 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60604. (312) 372-4000. I585065 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, 2014.)


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This lovely townhome, located in the quiet Timbers of St. Charles, offers all you have been looking for in a townhome! The floor plan “lives� like a single family property. The first floor has a living room highlighted with the fireplace, plus vaulted ceilings with skylights. Also on the first floor, a formal dining room, a relaxing family room off the eat in kitchen, an updated kitchen with new solid surface countertops, and a powder room. The upstairs has a very generous master suite, plus two large bedrooms and a hall bath. Add in the full basement and two-car garage, take away snow shoveling and lawn maintenance and you have a winning combination! Enjoy EZ living in this spacious, light-filled home, in an awesome location!

237 Sedgewick Circle, St. Charles

Listed at - $229,000

Patti Rambo 630-232-1570


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mostat that can be operated remotely can help increase your home’s overall efficiency. • Punctuate sparingly. With neutrals expected to dominate the color landscape, there’s a growing interest in incorporating bold patterns throughout the home, whether isolated on an area rug or highlighted in the tiles on your kitchen backsplash. Bold accent colors, such as skydiver blue, lemon zest and even stark black are also becoming more prominent and will add intrigue to muted palettes. • Timeless glamor. Metallic fixtures and accents remain stylish through multiple generations. Chrome is currently the most popular finish, however, brass and gold can provide warmth. – Brandpoint

The new year ushers in a new era of home decor by welcoming an “anything-goes” attitude as designers mix old with new; DIY and high-end; as well as rustic and sleek to create eclectic, one-ofa-kind looks that are just as personal to the homeowner as they are unique. It can be easy to go overboard when blending multiple patterns, accents and colors all under one roof. Follow these simple tips to create a well-appointed home: • The “new” neutral. Tranquil tones, especially white, offer a timeless backdrop against pops of vibrant colors and eclectic furnishings to create a space that’s visually interesting without being overwhelming. In the kitchen, glass front appliances in a cool white finish are especially prevalent in niche, high-end markets, but you can also achieve this look by having walls and cabinets painted or refinished in a variation of this hue. Installing creamy white fixtures can also help bring this aesthetic home. • In-check tech. Add smart features in areas that work best for your family, while being sure to keep things simple in parts of the home where technology may not always be desired. An electronic ther-

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Picturesque farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths, 2 fireplaces, volume ceiling on main level and skylights! Attached garage features loads of storage with above floored attic! Additional storage in separate barn with space for 4 vehicles. Value is in the land. Property is being sold “AS-IS”.

301 schools! 5 bed/4 bath on 1+ acre with gorgeous in ground pool, hot tub, waterfall, and fire pit on private lot. All new brick/ stone around entire first floor of home and brickwork in backyard. Large kitchen with butler area. BEAUTIFUL finished basement with bed and bath, bar, rec room and extra room for a second office. Generous bedrooms with a bonus playroom. 10 minutes to Randall Rd!

2.5 acres of exquisite, park-like wooded surroundings! Nature abounds and views are plentiful of Ferson Creek (nature’s water feature)! This newer, exceptionally maintained home has exceptional millwork, hardwood floors, 2-story family room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, hearth room with fireplace and walls of windows! Gourmet kitchen with furniture inspired cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite and pantry! Luxury master.

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1723 S. 5TH PLACE, ST. CHARLES, IL

$209,000

STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION by Havlicek boasts over 7500 square feet of incredible high-end finishes, 4 fireplaces and unparalleled millwork! Dynamite kitchen with Wolf, Dacor, SubZero, granite, walk-in pantry! Enormous first floor Luxurious master suite with fireplace and amazing spa-like bath. Geothermal, Radiant heat and Lifetime Roof! MUST be seen to be fully appreciated! Bluestone terraces and outdoor kitchen overlook pond and woods!!

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5N130 DOVER HILL RD., ST. CHARLES, IL

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$1,295,000

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Geneva

$295,000

Modern 2BR/2.1BA brick & cedar end unit townhouse. Quiet wooded location, private backyard deck. Hardwood floors, 2-story living room w/ fireplace, formal dining room. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite & stainless. Loft, luxury master! 1462Averill.com

Batavia

$179,900

Awesome investment potential awaits you! Charming two flat close to downtown. 1st floor unit w/fresh paint, updated bath & new kitchen flooring. Newer windows, roof, furnace & AC. 1-car garage, stamped concrete patio & more! 30SJackson.com

$219,900

Sugar Grove

$359,900

5BR/4.5BA, exceptional custom 2-story, office, mudrm, 1st flr master, 1st flr ldry, rec rm, exercise rm, loft, sitting rm, hwd flrs, custom millwork, kitchen w/sunny eating area, formal DR, LR w/fpl, patio, firepit, hot tub! 825Queensgate.com

$239,900

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St. Charles

5BR/5BA, 5800 SF finished living space, almost one-half acre in Fox Mill. 1st flr master w/spa & dressing area, formal LR & DR, hwd floors, expansive fam rm w/fpl, gourmet kitchen, upgrades throughout. Stunning!

5.27-acre wooded estate, horse country! Corner lot, pro-ldscp, fenced. Contemporary w/open flrpln, soaring clgs, 2 fpls, views from every window! Sunrm, encl porch, deck, patio, large rm sizes, great for entertaining!

Great value for one of several lots we can show you! I-88 access, university, colleges, shopping, health & wellness facilities, entertainment all nearby. Public utilities to site. Bring your build or use ours.

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LaFox

South Elgin

West Chicago

$699,900

$799,900

$379,000

Exceptional 5BR/5.5BA 2-story, super location, finished bmt, custom details in & out, hwd, granite, millwork, screened porch, gourmet kit, master suite w/exc rm & office, 1st flr guest suite, mudroom, everything! 2314Kane.com

Vintage 5BR/3BA home on 1.3 acres in quiet LaFox! New foundation, new 2-car garage, all new mechanicals! Original period molding, pocket doors, built-in china cabinet. Horses allowed, plenty of room for the family! 1N026LaFox.com

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Elgin

$239,900

$249,900

4BR/2.5BA two-story, 2-car garage, peaceful cul-de-sac location, backs to open space, over half-acre lot. Fam rm w/vaulted clg, fpl, large eat-in kit w/cherry cabs & pantry, 6-panel doors. Roof & furnace new in 2011. 5N088MaryCt.com

7.7 acre parcel of land, for your estate AND your horses! Enjoy peaceful country living, highly rated BURLINGTON SCHOOLS, less than 10 minutes to Randall Rd. Envision country living, still near all the conveniences. kombrink.com

Geneva

Wasco

$199,900

Inviting 3BR/1.2BA brick & vinyl tri-level on cul-de-sac lot backing to park! Huge living room, formal dining room, enclosed porch. Master w/private bath, 2-car detached garage & so much more. True bargain here! 127Ridge.com

$120,000

Cute 2BR/1BA ranch, .30-acre, perfect starter home! Patio, public utilities, frame siding, 2-car det. garage, full bmt, crown molding. Why rent? Start building equity now! Walk to parks, shopping, dining, schools! 40W459Route64.com

Wayne

$599,999

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Spacious 4BR/2BA cedar bi-level on quiet cul-de-sac! Large corner lot w/fenced backyard. Huge family room w/fireplace, roomy kitchen w/breakfast bar, dining room, sunroom w/private balcony, 2-car garage & more!

$549,900

Dwyer Homes proposed construction on one of the last remaining lots in desirable Thornwood subdivision. Huge corner lot, also available to purchase just lot and bring your own builder and plans. Exceptional value! kombrink.com

North Aurora

$329,900

Maple Park

$25,000

$269,900

4BR/3BA split-level, finished basement, custom millwork, dead-end street, pro ldscp, deck, granite, marble, 6-panel doors, Corian & stainless in kitchen, cedar-lined closets, excellent neighborhood, loved & cared for! 829ELawrence.com

St. Charles

$424,900

Elburn

$224,900

Over 3000SF living space, 4BR/3.5BA, skylights, fenced yard, tiered deck, ext. speakers, gourmet eat-in kit. w/granite island, built-ins, finished basement, 2-story foyer, large fam. room w/fpl. - must see! 707OakCrest.com

3BR/2.5BA 2-sty on 2.41 wooded acs, privacy, tiered deck w/spa, sun room, sunken family room, formal DR, master suite w/fpl, sitting room, finished bmt w/rec rm, workshop, wine cellar, mudroom, more! 40W015OakRidge.com

Sprawling 3BR/2BA ranch home on large lot backing to open space! Vaulted & beamed ceilings, hdwd floors, master w/private bath. Finished walkout bsmt! Large patio, deck, 2-car garage & more. 43W724OldMidlothian.com

St Charles

Geneva

St. Charles

$489,900

Spacious 3,500+ sq ft 4BR/3.1BA Fox Mill 2-story on lovely lot! Paver patio, screened porch, 3-car garage & walkout bsmt. Vaulted clgs, formal living & dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, den & master w/luxury bath! 4N481SamClemens.com

$349,500

Popular Bristol model, 4BR/2.5BA, 2-story, 2nd flr balcony off master, kit w/granite, stainless, 1st flr laundry, gracious patio, open floorplan, generous room sizes, neutral dÈcor, great location, move-in ready! 503Shepherd.com

$269,000

3BR/2BA brk ranch, .8-ac. wooded/ldscpd, 3-season porch, deck, shed. New carpet, BAs redone, master BA heated flrs, Corian in kit., fin bmt w/fam rm, bar, wrkshp w/bench, over 2400 SF fin. liv. area, move-in ready. 7N991StevensRd.com

St Charles

$177,500

Mint condition 2BR/1.1BA end unit townhouse in convenient Pheasant Run Trails on the east side of St Charles. Close to shopping, schools, transportation & more. Vaulted eat-in kitchen, living room w/stone gas log fp, finished bsmt & more! 533Pheasant.com

Campton Hills

$119,000

Prime 1+ ac. wooded lot in The Woodlands of Campton Hills! Premium location on private circle. Last lot! Public utilities, curbs, street lights. Build your dream home here!

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$409,900

Stunning 4BR/3.5BA 2-story on 1.6 acs, mature pro-ldscp, open flrpln, kit w/stainless, granite, fin bmt w/exc rm, rec rm, bar, BR4&BA (c/b inlaw/guest suite). Ingrd pool, patio, bonus rm over 3-car garage c/b BR5. 14N855Sunset.com

Elburn

$750,000

Privacy abounds on this peaceful 1.9 acre lot - nature at its best! Builders-bring your small projects, or build your own estate in a wooded area. There is the possibility to subdivide into 4 lots. St Charles schools! Kombrink.com

St Charles

$849,900

Exquisite 5BR/5BA brick & cedar home in Oak Glen! Neutral decor, custom millwork, gourmet kitchen, sunroom, playroom, 1st floor master. Loft & office on 2nd flr. Finished bsmt. Paver patio, fenced yard w/pool & more! 40W740Timbergate.com

Batavia

$579,900

Exquisite 5BR/5BA custom home in excellent location, backs to nature preserve, Fin. bmt. w/rec rm, office, wet bar, full BA, BR5, storage. Gourmet kit, luxury master suite w/fpl, 2-sty fam. rm., 1st flr ldry, den. Must see! 785TwinElms.com

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St Charles

$199,900

ATTENTION INVESTORS! Vintage building in perfect downtown location adjacent to city parking lot! Former salon & resale boutique w/ one bedroom apartment upstairs. Perfect for owner/occupied business opportunity! kombrink.com

Maple Park

$525,000

Beautiful 6-stall barn, 12x14 stalls w/individual fans, dutch doors, heated Nelson auto waterers, washrack w/h&c water, so much more. Room to build home &/or indoor arena. Pressure treated fencing. 16+ acres! kombrink.com

St Charles

$219,900

Great homesite available in desirable Silver Glen Estates! 1.29 acres on this large corner lot. Community well and sewer. Don’t pass up this great investment! Kombrink.com

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Geneva

$1,025,000

Luxury 5BR/5.1BA Mill Creek home w/over 6000+ sq ft! Finished walkout bsmt, vaulted ceilings, amazing inside & out. 1st floor master, 5 car garage, Trex deck, paver patio, upgrades around every corner. 0S170Willis.com

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Great investment! 1st flr. commercial office space on corner lot w/new air & roof. 2nd floor 3BR/1BA rental apt. has new windows & appliances. 10 minutes to I-88 and Rt. 47. Includes lot west of bldg.

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$575,000

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AWESOME RETREAT! Custom built beauty situated on over an acre acre. Two story family room w/brick fireplace and volume ceiling. Gourmet kitchen features Granite countertops, all appliances, and breatkfast bar. New neutral carpeting. Fabulous finished basement with wet bar and recreation room. Master suite includes private luxury bath and huge walk-in closet. Updated CA/Furnace. Car enthusiasts dream - 5 car heated garage. Enjoy the wood deck and professional landscaping.

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Aurora

St. Charles

$205,000

GREAT LONG-TERM INVESTMENT. Three units with brick exterior. Each unit has 1 bdr, 1 bath, and 1 car attached garage. Units are all electric which tenants pay plus scavenger. Owner pays the water. Conveniently located near downtown Aurora. Long term tenants. Roof is 5 years new.

$399,900

EXQUISITE HOME w/open floor plan architecture & design. 4 bdrm., 3 baths boast hardwood floors, soaring 2 sty. family rm. w/floor to ceiling fireplace. Eat-in kitchen w/granite countertops, SS appls. & hardwood flooring. 1st. fl den as well as bedroom with full bath. Lux. master suite w/huge walk-in closet. Brick paver patio & lush landscaping. Fenced yard & 3 car garage. Perfect area & great schools. New g in List

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$589,000

CUSTOM HOME ON INCREDIBLE WOODED LOT LOT. Private cul-de-sac location. Updated kitchen with granite and SS appliances. First floor master suite w/French doors to private deck and huge master bath. Volume ceilings, large family room w/beamed ceiling. Loads of windows overlooking breathtaking yard. Screened porch and partially finished basement. L CIA MER Y COM OPERT R P

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$270,000

GREAT INVESTMENT. Four units with brick connect to create one building. Two units have 2 bdrs, 1 bath. The other two units have 1 bdr, 1 bath. All four units have a one car attached garage. Conveniently located near downtown Aurora. This building offers a good long-term real estate investment. The roof is 9 years new.

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Lovingly Cared For 3 bdrm, 2 bath, wonderful ranch, great location, professionally landscaped (630) 879-9555 $259,900 08476178

Charming Farmhouse 3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, close to downtown Batavia, fireplace, large 2 car garage (630) 879-9555 $155,900 08504200

Christopher M Fostiak to Jamie A Ganz & Jacqueline C Ganz; $310,000.00 1226 Fargo Blvd: Sold on or before 121313 by David Jaeger to Todd W Augustine & Therese M Augustin; $240,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 6

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Great Location 4 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, 4 season sunrm w/ heat and AC, upgraded kitchen, 2 fireplaces (630) 879-9555 $365,000 08486525

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Bright End Unit 2 bdrm, 3 bath, large kitchen, fireplace, spacious living/ dining room (630) 879-9555 $219,000 08452738

Gorgeous Yard 4 bdrm, 1 ½ bath, full basement, cul-de-sac location, quick close possible (630) 584-7000 $234,900 08428830

Great Location 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 1 block from Batavia Quarry Beach, enclsed frnt porch, priv fence, upgraded windows & freshly painted (630) 879-9555 $115,000 08455202

Great Starter Home Spectacular Home 4 bdrm, 4.5 bath, 4 car garage, 2 bdrm/1 bath, beautiful wooded location adj to forest preserve, gourmet kitchen, master wonderful potential for expansion bedroom suite (630) 584-7000 (630) 584-7000 08405435 $999,000 08501169 $119,900

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1001 Twin Elms Ln: Sold on or before 121713 by Douglas A Scanlan to Amitoj G Singh & Joy Singh; $532,000.00 1222 Brandywine Cir: Sold on or before 121713 by 2g Enterprise Llc Series 1 to Nancy I Mcdonald; $152,000.00 1233 North Ave: Sold on or before 121213 by Andrew J Carstens to Mark Djordjevic & Marchelle Djordjevic; $265,000.00 1447 Georgetown Dr: Sold on or before 121613 by William R Skinner to Kara A Donash; $130,000.00 1704 Carr Ct: Sold on or before 121613 by John E Teegarden to Jeniffer Haas & Michael Haas; $338,000.00 225 North Ave: Sold on or before 121713 by Dana Anastasia to William O Donnell & Tami E O Donnel;

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• TRANSFERS Continued from page 5 124 Caroline Ct: Sold on or before 121613 by Glaser Brothers Real Estate to Vantell Group Llc; $317,500.00 2662 Lorraine Cir: Sold on or before 121613 by Brian D Torrence to Monika Kukulak; $230,000.00 38W480 Callighan Pl: Sold on or before 121813 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc; $100,000.00 39W851 Schoolhouse Ln: Sold on or before 121613 by Ross M Belmont to Richard G Sanders Jr; $350,000.00 501 Cannon Dr: Sold on or before 121213 by Alfred M Turner to Theresa Johnson Kelly; $275,000.00 705 E State St: Sold on or before 121213 by Hmp Properties Inc to Prodigy Solutions Inc; $567,000.00 828 Valley Ln: Sold on or before 121713 by Kane County Sheriff to Inside Out Properties Llc 828; $69,500.00 913 Lewis Rd: Sold on or before 121313 by Nichols Trust to Michael A Vanmeter & Cynthia A Vanmeter; $283,500.00

Maple Park

47W805 Keslinger Rd: Sold on or before 121713 by

Joseph A Lorenz to Donald A Harbecke & Torrence J Harbecke; $330,000.00 7N780 Mcgough Rd: Sold on or before 121213 by Matthew C Roberg to Joseph A Butts & Kerilee L Butts; $245,000.00

North Aurora

349 Hilltop Dr: Sold on or before 121713 by 2g Enterprise Llc to Jennifer M Mcclory; $192,000.00 608 Chesterfield Ln: Sold on or before 121213 by Justin D Racz to Steven Carchedi; $212,000.00 67 Oak Creek Ct 4C: Sold on or before 121313 by Oak Creek Capital Llc to Boland Trust; $235,000.00 803 Magnolia Dr: Sold on or before 121213 by Fannie Mae to Freddy Vargas & Sandra Vargas Flores; $140,000.00 860 N Deerpath Rd: Sold on or before 121313 by Next Generation Development to K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill; $185,000.00 893 Wilkinson Ln: Sold on or before 121713 by Tammy Bancroft to Lester Szurko & Lissette Szurko; $205,000.00 903 Pinehurst Dr: Sold on or before 121213 by Patrick Jaeger to Aaron W Graunke; $235,000.00

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921 S. Tenth Avenue For Rent $1,800/Month

3 + Story home for rent with 1.5 attached garage. Corner lot with large deck. 3 + stories of hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, central air, all appliances. Excellent location. 1 + year lease or longer. No cats, Dogs OK with pet deposit on an individual basis. Tenant pays all utilities and responsible for exterior maintenance. Immediate availability. For Rent.

Highly visible 4400 sq ft commercial building for sale in western Kane County, 7 miles west of Rt. 47. Insulated steel bldg, 2.63 acres, 15 ft. ceiling, 12 ft. overhead doors on each end, blacktop drive/parking.

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Lot 1 Barlow Drive 1 Garden Hill Lane, Unit 1 $195,000 St. Charles $245,000 St. Charles Last available lot in Barlow Woods Subdivision. Great opportunity to build your custom dream home on this 2 acre wooded lot in the country, just west of St. Charles. Gorgeous mature trees creates a private setting. Convenient access to shopping, entertainment, and close to LaFox and Elburn Metro Train Station. 2.03 acres.

$295,000

Investment Property! Located in the historic downtown Geneva. Walk to shops, restaurants and close to Metra. Three units rented. Tow one bedroom units + the full basement which is also rented as a one bedroom. Excellent tenant / rental history. All month to month. Plenty of parking spaces along with two car garage with heated office in back.

Courtyard entrance to 2/3 bedroom RanchTownhome with center atrium. Living room has wood burning fireplace that looks out onto the private patio which includes a 6’ high brick fence. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as an office. Master bath has private shower and plenty of closet space. This end unit is very quiet and private with mature trees surrounding the property.

Office Space for Rent 303 East Main Street, St. Charles High-end office space available downtown St. Charles. 1 Private office and 2 cubicles fully furnished. Small kitchen, reception area and conferenceroomisalsoavailable.Plentyofparking. Real Estate Agent Owned.


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on or before 121213 by Bmo Harris Bank Na to Tully C Kari & Sheila F Kari; $305,000.00

9 Windsor Cir A: Sold on or before 121213 by Judd Trust to John R Cummings; $115,000.00

South Elgin

Sugar Grove

1044 Woodcliff Dr: Sold on or before 121613 by Va to Abraham Rojas & Salomon Rojas; $182,000.00 356 Dublin Ln: Sold on or before 121313 by Kirk A Sutherland to James Renz & Erika Renz; $234,000.00 494 Plum Ct: Sold on or before 121613 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Santiago Martinez; $33,000.00 576 Cole Dr: Sold on or before 121613 by Derek Fuchs to David Gregory Cox & Melanie Lynn Cox; $375,000.00 600 Franklin Dr: Sold on or before 121613 by Robert K Schmidt to Jesus Mojica; $190,000.00 897 N Camden Ln: Sold on or before 121713 by Paul Bender to Joseph M Palermo & Amanda Palermo; $205,000.00

11 Walnut Cir: Sold on or before 121613 by John P Shesto to John Ardelan Jr & Janet Ardelan; $325,000.00 229 Somerset Dr: Sold on or before 121613 by Richard O Stahl to Timothy M Lape; $258,000.00 42W734 Kedeka Rd: Sold on or before 121313 by James E Raht to John D Binder; $235,000.00 4S501 Harter Rd: Sold on or before 121313 by Susan M Harding to Alice J Mindurm & Mary E Eddings; $129,000.00 781 Black Walnut Ct: Sold on or before 121213 by Ronaelle S Carlson to Joseph Koup & Melanie Koup; $412,000.00 916 Elm St: Sold on or before 121613 by Wiskowski Fair Trust to Richard Haen & Julie Haen; $282,500.00

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1009 Millington Way: Sold on or before 121613 by Dennis J Peluso to Neil R Mcgown & Christina R Mcgown; $314,500.00 102 Edgewild Ct: Sold on or before 121213 by Linda C Hefferin to Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee; $0.00 1103 Independence Ave: Sold on or before 121213 by Donald G Robertson to Ih2 Property Illinois Lp; $189,000.00 1321 Foxglade Ct: Sold on or before 121313 by Michael P Jacobs to James E Butts & Lauren Y Butts; $216,000.00 1740 Forest Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 121213 by Paul Anthoney to Anthony Cirillo & Stephanie Cirillo; $349,000.00 2650 Regency Ct E: Sold on or before 121813 by K Hovnanian Estates At Regency to Hong Huang & Yan

40W665 Carriage Ct: Sold on or before 121713 by Jacquelyn Mccague to Pawel J Grawender; $289,000.00 40W904 Trotter Ln: Sold on or before 121613 by Nationstar Mortgage Llc to Darryl D Martin & Amanda Martin; $614,500.00 413 S 13th St: Sold on or before 121613 by Hi Lo Enterprises Lc to Jeremy Milas & Melissa Arquette; $190,500.00 419 Indiana St: Sold on or before 121713 by Mccormick Trust to Paul Jasper & Kristin Jaasper; $90,000.00 5N630 Trillium Ct: Sold on or before 121613 by Wiener Trust to James Piper & Heather Piper; $320,000.00 5N798 Il Route 25: Sold on or before 121813 by Aldi Inc to Justin D Racz & Candace C M Racz; $347,500.00 5N859 Castle Dr: Sold on or before 121713 by Kathleen Tedesco to Francois Zuccheri & Emelia Zuccheri; $380,000.00 906 Oak Crest Ln: Sold

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Yang; $298,000.00 270 Fairhaven Dr: Sold on or before 121713 by Kane County Sheriff to Domenico Bimbi; $249,500.00 311 S 3rd Ave: Sold on or before 121613 by Jared Heck to David S Cesar; $292,000.00 34W680 C Roosevelt Ave: Sold on or before 121613 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Susan M Nelson; $230,000.00 34W680 Roosevelt Ave: Sold on or before 121613 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Payal A Shah; $230,000.00 36W303 Ferson Creek Rd: Sold on or before 121713 by Brian Green to Broussard F Walker Jr & Katie R Hahes; $380,000.00 39W718 Golden Rod Dr: Sold on or before 121613 by Grandview Capital Llc to Shaun Varghese & Sybil Varghese; $197,000.00 4 Lakewood Cir 4: Sold on or before 121213 by Hillquist Trust to Robin Sickafoose; $335,000.00

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