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Gayle Meers, museum technician at the Geneva History Center, prepares the front entry area Thursday for painting. The Geneva History Center will change its name to the Geneva History Museum.




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WHAT: Mr. Steve brings audience-participation songs, as well as magic, balloon creations and giveaways. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 WHERE: Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn INFO: Visit For information on Mr. Steve, visit

its dental office. The spa is called “A Kiss of Nature Spa,” and there will be mini-lip makeovers at the event, as well as giveaway prizes, complimentary desserts from The Sugar Path and pizza from Pomodoro E. Mozzarella. The event theme is “a new year, a fabulous new you.” WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Geneva Smiles Dental, 477 S. Third St., Suite 142, Geneva INFO: Call 630-200-0654.

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WHAT: An event from Shaw Media, the Kane County Chronicle and Shooting Star Studios. Walk the runway with up-and-coming designers. It is an opportunity to get published in the Kane County Magazine and the Style Book, as well as be signed with an agency. These are open casting calls. WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 WHERE: Shooting Star Studios, 15 S. Second St., St. Charles INFO: Visit

WHAT: Registration for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards event is still available. The event is “Inspire 2014, A Celebration of Those Who Inspire Us!” The awards presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Ole Award winners will follow a social reception and silent auction. Buy tickets, at a cost of $35 each, by Tuesday. The price includes an extensive appetizer menu. Cocktail attire is suggested. Also new is an after-event party at Aliano’s Ristorante, 90 N. Island Ave., Batavia. WHEN: 6 p.m. Jan. 31 WHERE: The Commons Auditorium, The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia INFO: Online purchasing is closed, but attendees can make reservations by calling the chamber office at 630-879-7134.

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Geneva Smiles Dental plans relaunch of spa WHAT: Geneva Smiles Dental will have a relaunch of its spa, which is located in

Military History Fest at Pheasant Run Resort WHAT: Features include military vehicles, encampments from all eras, music, dancing, seminars and workshops. The cost is $20 for a one-day adult pass, $30 for a three-day adult pass and free for veterans and children 15 and younger. WHEN: Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 WHERE: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Visit for information.

Saturday Morning Movies set at Peck Farm Park WHAT: Peck Farm Park will show Saturday Morning Movies at as part of its free Trees of Illinois exhibit. See “National Geographic’s Climbing Redwood Giants” on Saturday and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” on Feb. 1. WHEN: 11 a.m. WHERE: Peck Farm Park is at 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Movies are shown in the Orientation Barn. INFO: Call 630-2628244.

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HISTORY’S UPDATED LOOK Geneva museum planning gala event to mark anniversary By BRENDA SCHORY


ENEVA – Sometimes when visitors stop in at the Geneva History Center, they think it’s a visitor center, the chamber of commerce, a retail store – or they’re just looking for a restroom. “You can see the confusion when they walk in our door,” history center director Terry Emma said at a city council meeting this week. “They walk in, and at the first set of doors there’s posters of community events. Now they’re even more confused – maybe this is a visitor center.” As the interaction continues, visitors would be greeted by administrative assistant Vanessa Quillinan, Emma said, so then they think maybe they need to make an appointment. “Or should they go into the gift shop and buy something?” Emma said. “People had this look of ‘Where am I?’ So we started saying ‘Welcome to our museum.’ And then it’s, ‘Oh, thank you, now I know where I am.’ We looked up the definition of ‘museum’ and read it as a group. Yes we do that.” So after beginning as the Geneva Historical Society, morphing into the Geneva History Center when it moved to Third Street 10 years ago from Wheeler Park, a third, more accurate identity will emerge: Geneva History Museum. Emma said the organization is planning a gala event May 16 and 17 to mark the anniversary on Third Street and to unveil its updated presence. “The Geneva History Center does not mean a lot to the outside,” Emma said. “After evaluating ourselves using a museum assessment program, we need to be like everyone else. We will be the Geneva History Museum. Come see our new name, our new logo, our new look.” Toward preparing for that anniversary, Emma said she

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Heidi Howlett, museum educator at the Geneva History Center, paints an office area Thursday. The Geneva History Center will change its name to the Geneva History Museum and will celebrate 10 years at its Third Street location with a gala in May. and other staff and volunteers have been painting while the center is closed to the public through next week. “The new colors are teal and khaki,” Emma said. “Teal represents history, the patina on bronze or copper – it suits us well. It will liven us up on Third Street.” Heidi Howlett, the center’s recently hired educator, said

updating the gallery is the most exciting thing for her. “The gallery ... has been the same for 10 years,” Howlett said. “We can have some new things people can learn about Geneva – and change it up every so often instead of every 10 years – like a real museum.” ••• The history center mu-

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seum does not get public funds, but instead relies on donations, grants and gifts to maintain its archives, photos and exhibits – as well as its historic 1880s building. Emma said the center received a Kane County Riverboat grant of $18,750 in 2011 to

remove paint from an outside wall, tuck point the brick and put on a clear sealant. More recently, the center received a $14,000 Riverboat grant to fix the roof, as the all original clay tiles were crumbling and cracking. Kane County administers grants from its share of funds received from the riverboats in Elgin and Aurora. “They were being patched with tar, and we were getting wasps inside,” Emma said. “We own this building from the late 1800s, and we are in care of many items in our collection. We need to keep it secure or moisture will get in and cause other issues.” The Fabyan Foundation helped with a $5,000 grant for five iPads for media stations. “People will be able to interact with history and listen to audio and video recordings,” Emma said. “We can even show some YouTube videos, to be more interactive.” In October 2012, the Robinson Foundation, through the efforts of the Jaeger family after the death of board member Dick Jaeger, secured a $30,000 matching grant to redo the Geneva exhibit. Not only were they able to match the grant, Emma said

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Pave the Way event to aid center By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – The Geneva History Center’s newest fundraiser, Pave The Way, promotes buying 16- by 16-inch granite pavers at $1,000 each or half a paver for $600. Center director Terry Emma said the pavers will be put in the alley in back of the history center to upgrade it from “ugly.” She has 21 pavers

still available for purchase, to honor a person, a business, or to mark an anniversary or a birthday. The money will be used to create a building maintenance fund, she said. “Ten years, we’re at that point where there are a lot of things to be done,” Emma said. “What a great thing to have in our coffers and not always looking for a grant. I might not always have time to

look for a grant.” Emma said the history center has a $300,000 budget just to keep the door open. Maintaining the building helps protect its vast collection of documents and photographs. Information is available by calling the history center at 630-232-4951. Emma said the information will be posted on the center’s website,

Space ideal for historic Geneva clips • MUSEUM Continued from page 4 his widow, Norma Jaeger, gave them an additional $5,000. The history center used some of the money to work with Chicago Scenic Studios Inc., to help guide the redesign, she said. A new feature still being worked on is a mini-Fargo Theater in a gallery with a marquee, Emma said. The theater marquee on State Street used to be the Fargo Theater, as it was known as the Fargo Building. “We will be mimicking that same kind of marquee with theater seats,” Emma

“Starting from the outside, we had three potential failure points. ‘What the heck is a Geneva History Center?’ ” Terry Emma History center director on changing the name said. “It will be in our exhibit in the back of the museum. We’re still working on details.” Emma said the space will be ideal for historic Geneva clips. Perhaps the most telling part of how the history cen-

ter faced how it must change came from a self-assessment program through the American Alliance of Museums. Emma said the organization was accepted into an eightweek self-study program requiring three hours per week. “They made us look at our organization in so many ways. We visited [the center] as though we knew nothing about ourselves,” Emma said. And that is how they realized their name was a problem. “Starting from the outside, we had three potential failure points,” Emma said. “ ‘What the heck is a Geneva History Center?’ ”








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party for 20 and more. The Natural Resources Committee will use their proceeds toward a new initiative called “Greening Geneva – A Reforestation Program for Our City Parkways.” The reason for the initiative is that 2,800 ash trees in Geneva’s parkways will be removed over the next few years because of the emerald ash borer. Tickets are $25 a person and can be bought at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, through Western Avenue School’s website – www.geneva304. org/was, or by contacting Jay Womack at No city funds have been used to buy alcohol for this event.

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County considering fee charges for property use Committee plans to revisit issue at February meeting By ASHLEY SLOBODA GENEVA – The Kane County Board soon might create new criteria for those wanting to use county property for events. The Administration Committee on Thursday discussed the possibility of implementing fees for certain groups, among other changes. The county’s existing policy outlines guidelines for use of the lawn and parking lots of the Kane County Government Center, the Third Street Courthouse, the Circuit Clerk Office and the Judicial Center. Applicants must provide such information as the proposed use, the estimated attendance and whether refreshments will be sold. The policy states the events must be temporary and cannot disrupt the busi-

“Nothing is free anymore. I think everybody I’ve ever seen charges for their facilities.” Doug Scheflow Kane County board member, R-Elgin ness inside the buildings. It also recommends applicants obtain liability insurance. Board member Doug Scheflow, R-Elgin, said insurance should be required. “I’m not worried about them,” he said. “I’m worried about the county.” He also suggested charging for the use of county facilities, noting other governmental bodies charge for theirs. “Nothing is free anymore,” Scheflow said. “I think everybody I’ve ever seen charges for their facilities.”

Theresa Barreiro, D-Aurora, agreed, but Phil Lewis, R-St. Charles, did not. He said a distinction should be made between private use, such as a wedding reception, and public use, such as an event sponsored by a municipality. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce, for example, has submitted requests for Swedish Days in June, classic car shows in July and August, the Geneva Fine Art Show in July, Festival of the Vine in September and Christmas Walk in December. Drew Frasz, R-Elburn, agreed that charging a private, for-profit enterprise has merit. For a future meeting, he asked staff to provide a list of the events held on county property in recent years. The committee plans to revisit the subject at its February meeting. ELGIN 25












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it yet, but the plan tentatively is to do it in-house. Which means no added cost there,” Steel said. “We’ve actually combined Matt’s and Marilyn’s cost. ... Worst case, we break even.” But the board’s action still puts the library in the position of having two assistant directors – both of whom do not want to act as the director. Steel said the board was most concerned about continuity of leadership at the library. “Peggy does not want to act as the director. Matt does not want to be full-time director,” Steel said, though that requirement is in the assistant director’s job description. “If Matt stepped in for a retirement or someone having to leave, there’s not going to be a problem. He does not want to be full-time director, but he can certainly fill in.” Boria will be a part-time interim director, requiring Teske to “step up and fill the void,” Steel said. “Matt knows he’s going to primary acting director even with Marilyn there. He will maintain all organization, all check-signing, outside contact,” Steel said. “He will be, in a lot of ways, still the director. Marilyn is the boss when she is there.”

Library officials eye 6th Street school site By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – As Geneva Library officials still are considering a new location for a new building, the former Sixth Street school site, currently owned by Kane County, could be a possibility. The library has the right of first refusal. “We are getting some questions from the county about our commitment to Sixth Street school, we might not have the luxury of a building program first,” Pat Lord said. “That is a real possibility.” Michael Mackey of Dewberry Architects did a presentation to the board on how to

proceed. Mackey, who said he has designed libraries for 15 years, said they should begin with a building program. “The whole design phase does not happen until you do a whole lot of work up front,” Mackey said. “Meet with staff, with the library board and define every space in the library – determining how big the library should be. Everything else will be based on that knowledge,” Mackey said. “The building plan will establish the square footage and then any design is tested against that.” Lord said she did not think they had the luxury of doing the building program first if

the property becomes available. “If we are pressured ... to exercise our right of first refusal, we need to know how to make the property work for us,” trustee Susan Shivers said. Marilyn Boria, the library’s interim director, said library officials need that building program to get the public’s support. “You can’t answer any question if you don’t have a building program,” Boria said. “That is the basis of everything.” Trustees said they would schedule a special meeting and work further with Mackey on a building plan.

Born: March 4, 1932; Allentown, Pa. Died: Jan. 20, 2014; in Geneva BATAVIA – George Paul Bauman III, 81, of Batavia, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was born March 4, 1932, in Allentown, Pa., the son of George Paul and Violet Irene (nee Werling) Bauman II. He was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Nestle on Aug. 27, 1958, in Buchanan, Mich. George proudly served his country in the Korean War from 1951 until 1955 as a machinist’s mate with the U.S. Navy. He sailed both the Sea of Japan and the South China Sea aboard the USS George Clymer. George was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in North Aurora. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley of Batavia; his children, George Paul Bauman IV of West Chicago, Lisa Ann Bauman of Batavia, Frederick Earl (Carolyn) Bauman of The Dalles, Ore., and Charles William (Loretta) Bauman of Forest Lake, Minn.; his grandchildren, Roy, Jessica and Christine Ybarra, Zachariah and Solomon Bauman, and Samuel and Grace Bauman; his great-grandchildren, Camilla and Noah Ybarra; his sister, Ruth Horton of York, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 950 Mooseheart Road in North Aurora. A private interment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. For information, call Moss-Norris Funeral Home in St. Charles at 630584-2000 or www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at

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CHERYL KAY CARLSON Born: Aug. 16, 1950; in Toledo, Ohio Died: Jan. 21, 2014; in Aurora BATAVIA – Cheryl Kay Carlson, 63, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora. She was born Aug. 16, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Rev. Dr. Ora E. and Pearl L. (nee Terry) Johnson. Cheryl was a devoted mother and lived each and every day for her children and grandchildren. She gave so much of herself and received no greater joy than simply being with her family. Cheryl defined compassion and forgiveness; she taught by example, and loved unconditionally. She is already missed. Truly a one-of-akind “Grandma,” Mom and friend. She is survived by two children, Jodi K Carlson of Batavia and Matthew (Kristen) Carlson of Geneva; five grandchildren, Rachael, Molly, Sarah and Nathan Carlson and Miles; a loving friend and longtime companion Ron Spriet; two brothers, the Rev. Duane (Norma) Johnson and the Rev. Gordon (Ruthanne) Johnson; Princess (Wade) Miller; many nieces and nephews; and former husband and father to her children, Bruce Carlson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Wrenn. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Batavia United Methodist Church, 8 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia. With Cheryl’s lifelong love of kids, the family has asked that memorial contributions may be directed to Make-A-Wish under Cheryl K Carlson’s name. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or Please sign the guest book at

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GENEVA – Geneva Library board trustee Susan Shivers said the board majority’s hiring decisions this week will cost more than $100,000, some of which are funds not budgeted. The board agreed this week in a 6-1 vote to accept its director’s resignation, then appointed him assistant director, in addition to appointing an interim library director. In the same meeting, the board also announced the retirement of its assistant director Peggy Carlson on June 27. Shivers voted against appointing Teske as assistant director and Marilyn Boria, a retired library director, as temporary, part-time interim director. Shivers said the immediate savings would be more than $110,000 because the library would not be paying Teske anything. Instead the library will be paying two assistants and an interim director. “We have a job description [that] says when we don’t have a director, the assistant director is to act as the director,” Shivers said. “When Matt resigned, we are supposed to

have an assistant director, who is supposed to step up to the plate. I have not needed [an interim director] before. I do not know why I need one now. Once he resigned, that money [should have been] saved.” Shivers said the possibility of spending $17,000 to hire a firm to help find a new director is not budgeted. Board President Esther Steel said Shivers is wrong, that when Teske steps in as assistant director Monday, his $110,233 salary will be reduced to $86,283, a savings of nearly $24,000. And paying Boria $60 an hour for 15 or more hours a week for about $25,000 “on the high end” over the next five months – makes the savings and expenditure almost a wash, Steel said. Besides that, Steel said Teske’s salary already was budgeted, as is assistant library director Peggy Carlson’s salary of $81,393, including her scheduled raise in April. The estimate of hiring a search firm for a new director is $10,000 to $17,000, Steel said. “Right now, we are leaning toward doing it in-house, but we’re going to talk about that” at the next meeting, Steel said. “We haven’t talked about



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tions, and it calls for an annual review process. He stressed city officials, including the police, want to work with license holders to encourage a fun, vibrant, exciting community and to reduce the rowdiness, disrespectful and illegal activity. “We’re all in this together,” Rogina said. “Let’s have a universal practice of working together.” License holders, however, said the premium on the 2 a.m. license adds to the 2 percent liquor tax the city implemented in 2010. “We fight a tough battle. We scrape for pennies a lot of times,” Tom Wojcik of The House Pub said. “You’re taxing us into nothing.” Steve Baginski of The Bee-

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hive Tavern and Grille suggested having a sliding scale for the late-night permit fees so that small businesses such as Dawn’s Beach Hut can afford the latest closing. He noted licensees are trying to effect change but are limited. “We can’t change what people do,” Baginski said. Rogina said liquor license holders have a greater responsibility because of the product they sell. “You’re selling things that change behavior,” he said multiple times. City Administrator Mark Koenen described Thursday’s meeting as the “beginning of

a new start.” He also noted that others – including downtown residents and other business owners – have their own concerns about the nightlife downtown. “We hear from those folks as well,” Koenen said. Based on feedback from licensees about wanting over-service defined, city leaders plan to hold another meeting for license holders. Rogina also noted he plans to propose an amendment Monday that would allow non-2 a.m. permit holders to apply for a 2 a.m. extension four times a year in addition to New Year’s Eve.

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ST. CHARLES – Dawn Humer of Dawn’s Beach Hut described the late-night permits the St. Charles City Council approved Tuesday as an “excellent idea.” She likes that merit will factor into the application process but said tiny establishments like hers can’t afford the $900 increase to stay open until 2 a.m. “You’re throwing extra money on there I can’t afford,” Humer told Mayor Ray Rogina and other city leaders Thursday during a forum specifically for the city’s liquor license holders. Humer was one of several licensees – many were affiliat-

ed with bars – who aired concerns and frustrations about the new policy, which will take effect May 1, the start of the new liquor license year. The policy sets the base closing time at midnight and creates late-night permits available to those wishing to stay open until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. The base midnight license will cost $1,200 annually, and the 1 a.m. permit will cost an additional $800. Both options are less than the existing yearly license fee of $2,600. The later permit, however, will cost liquor license holders $2,300 on top of the base fee, bringing the total bill to $3,500 – or $900 more than before. Rogina defended the ordinance Thursday, asserting it gives licensees a variety of op-

8LOCAL BRIEFS Board mulls requests for funding at meeting ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles 708 Community Mental Health Board will consider requests for funding for fiscal 2014-15 at its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Council Committee Conference Room at the St. Charles Municipal Center Building, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles. The Mental Health Board

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8LOCAL BRIEFS United Way grant applications available The United Way of Central Kane County has announced that grant applications are available for this year to support 26 local agencies and their 34 programs. The grant application is available on the United Way of Central Kane County’s website

at The deadline for submission of the grant is no later than 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13. An organization must be a 501c3 to be eligible for funding and provide programming to the Central Kane County communities, which will include St. Charles,

Elburn, Geneva, LaFox, Kaneville, Campton Hills and Wasco.

Fireside Fun event set at Durant House Museum ST. CHARLES – A Fireside Fun event is set from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16, at the Durant House Museum, located in the LeRoy Oakes Forest

Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. The event encourages visitors of all ages to enjoy learning and playing 19th century games, including Nine Mens Morris, checkers and skittles, and take part in other activities as well. Authentically costumed docents will offer guided tours.

Visitors can tour the Pioneer Sholes School, on Feb. 16. Admission to the Durant House is $2 for adults and $1 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. No registration is needed. For information, email or call 630-377-6424.

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SUGAR GROVE – A three-vehicle crash shut down a portion of Route 47 on Wednesday afternoon, the second time in a week that a weather-related, multivehicle crash had closed a well-traveled stretch of road in Sugar Grove. Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins said there were no serious injuries in Wednesday’s crash, which took place at 3:51 p.m. on Route 47, near Rolling Oaks Road, and that the drivers of the vehicles involved “were shaken up.” He said nobody involved had been taken to hospitals. But he described the conditions at the time as “zero visibility, with the blowing snow” and said, “Route 47 came to a standstill.” He said the Illinois Department of Transportation responded to the crash, and Route 47 was closed until 7 p.m. Rollins said the accident report still was in progress, but that the crash included a van, a pickup truck and a car. He said cars somehow ended up on both sides of the road, and that emergency vehicles had difficulty determining whether they were near the edge of the road. On Tuesday morning, another weather-related crash sent both drivers involved to local hospitals, although Rollins said the injuries were not life-threatening. That crash took place at

6:40 a.m. Tuesday on Galena Boulevard, near Capitol Drive and Route 56. Galena Boulevard was closed for four hours between Capitol Drive and Route 56. Rollins said Tuesday’s crash remained under investigation. Rollins said those involved in Tuesday’s crash were a 67-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man, and that one driver was expected to be charged with not wearing a seatbelt while driving. He said the ticket had not yet been issued. He said the 67-year-old woman, driving a Chevrolet Malibu, was heading east on Galena Boulevard and couldn’t tell where they road surface and shoulder ended because roads were covered in snow. He said she drifted a little too far and tried to correct herself to get back on the roadway, but “the snow was compacted down, and she couldn’t visibly see where the road ended.” He said she went into oncoming traffic and collided almost head-on with the other driver. Rollins urged drivers to be careful on the roads. Although it is his first year at his job in the village, he said he has heard from others in the department that wind and snow could cause conditions to become dangers, and “sometimes it’s both visibility and the snowpacked roads, even if it isn’t snowing.”

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Fixing elections not that difficult BLOOMBERG NEWS Most of the work produced by Washington’s bipartisan-industrial complex ends up in the National Library of Forgotten and Ignored Bipartisan Reports, where it rests undisturbed for posterity. The 96-page report released Wednesday by President Barack Obama’s bipartisan commission on election reform deserves a better fate. The Presidential Commission on Election Administration, appointed last year after many embarrassing reports about Election Day in 2012 – including the infamous story of the 102-year-old woman in Florida who had to wait three hours in line to vote – was led by a Republican and a Democrat. In tone and content, its report is so resolutely practical that it’s hard to imagine its recommendations stirring much debate, much less controversy. It will, of course. Not all politicians want to make it easier for Americans to vote. The question, as it often is with such commissions, is whether there exists the political will to follow through. In that sense, the report’s main strength also is a weakness – none of its 19 main recommendations require the approval of a dysfunctional Congress or a distracted executive. All that’s needed is for local election officials to

do their jobs better. There’s no doubt they need to. The panel’s report makes clear that the many problems with the way Americans vote aren’t just the result of human error on Election Day. They also reflect the way the system is built. Here is its polite summary of that system’s flaws: “The United States runs its elections unlike any other country in the world. Responsibility for elections is entrusted to local officials in approximately 8,000 different jurisdictions. In turn, they are subject to general oversight by officials most often chosen through a partisan appointment or election process. The point of contact for voters in the polling place is usually a temporary employee who has volunteered for one-day duty and has received only a few hours of training.” In other words, if the goal was to build a voting system all but guaranteed to be a mess, it would look a lot like this one. The great contribution of the report lies partly in listing the ways that elections can be run better. These recommendations may seem obvious. That’s why the report’s second benefit is equally important – making clear that states already have the authority they need to make these changes.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Freedom of choice denied To the Editor: The Affordable Care Act seemed like a dream come true. Affordable health care for everyone. Even with the unacceptable fumbling of the rollout, it seemed like a good idea. You could keep your doctors and hospitals according to promises made, and there would be very little change. But, it changed everything in the health care market because those promises were totally untrue. When you look at all that seems to be included in the ACA, such as abortion, dental, eye glasses, expanded birth control, maternity, preexisting conditions, and substance abuse and treatment, you must say to yourself, “No wonder it is so expensive.” I have spoken to many uninsured, younger- and middle-aged who are suffering from sticker shock and will not buy the insurance due to

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extreme cost. It is upsetting that many Illinois hospitals are not in-network providers. If you have a BlueChoice plan, please check to see if your hospital is in-network. On this plan, which is bronze, silver or gold, the tests are covered by 60 to 80 percent, depending on the plan you choose. Your doctors may be covered by insurance, depending if they are in your network. The key word is that you need to stay “in-network” as much as you can. Then, of course, do not forget about the deductible, which can be as much as $6,000 or as low as $1,000 per person, depending on the plan. The hospitals say they will set up payment plans for patients. The whole problem with the ACA is that it spreads health care too thin for the many who will participate. The emphasis is on the youth and prevention, not for the elderly

and sick. Medicaid people will be paying very little, so the middle class will be covering them. It encourages people who receive Medicaid to want to stay on the plan forever with no incentive to try to move up or better themselves. I believe our freedom of choice has been denied. You can no longer carry the type of policy that you need for yourself, but you have been forced to take one policy that fits all. Why would a 61-year-old man want to carry maternity, abortion and birth control insurance? President Obama claims he wants to accelerate the middle class. I do not see how poor insurance coverage and expensive monthly health care rates, co-pays and deductibles could possibly do that. Sandra M. Boelke Geneva

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Class to offer youth chance to create movie ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles Park District class will offer youths an opportunity to create a “Star Wars” movie using special digital movie making cameras and software. As directors and producers, work in teams to create a story and script, build various “Star Wars Lego” scenes and film the new movie. Use graphic editing techniques and stop-motion animation. It is for ages 8 to 12. The class meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The fee is $98 for residents and $148 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required at

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Parks has been re of ’s lineup, including a win by fall against Geneva and a pair of victories at the Richmond-Burton quadrangular.

A high-scoring guard, Fruendt has been a consistent force for the Bulldogs throughout the season, including a 37-point outburst against Proviso East at a tournament in Oswego.

Smith helped South Elgin to a 6-3 start to the season, averaging 20.4 points per game during that span. He shot 39 percent from 3-point land and chipped in 5.8 rebounds per game.

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BATAVIA – Fox Valley Robotics/Batavia Robotics will be looking for engineers to be judges at two events for kids, which will be Feb. 9, and March 8 at Rotolo Middle School, 1501 S. Raddant Road, Batavia. On Feb. 9, the Batavia FTC Regional will host 36 teams from around the state that will compete in this year’s challenge called “Block Party.” On March 8, the Illinois VEX State Competition will be host to 40 teams from around the state, who will compete in this year’s challenge called “Toss Up.” Judges will interview teams and then observe them in the pit areas and on the competition floor. No prior experience is necessary, as training will be provided the week before each event. If interested in judging at both or one of these events,

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Six to join Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Being colorblind hasn’t prevented Aurora artist George Shipperley from creating award-winning work. “It’s really a plus,” Shipperley said. “I see colors differently from other artists. I may not know exactly what colors I am using, but I know when they work.” Shipperley, who loves painting landscapes and has the distinction of being the first awarded signature member of the Oil Pastel Society, received another honor Thursday when he was named

Know more Want to know more about the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame? Go to] one of six inductees into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame during a presentation at the Batavia Public Library. The awards will be presented at an induction banquet celebration May 1 at Villa Olivia, 1401 W. Lake St., Bartlett. The Hall of Fame honors and showcases the work and performances of artists associated with the Fox Valley who have achieved distinction nationally and interna-

tionally. They have been presented every other year since 2002. Shipperley said he was “humbled” when he learned he was to be inducted into the hall of fame. “It is something I will remember the rest of my life,” he said. “You want to be appreciated as an artist. An artist wants to be recognized for their art.” Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director Randal Swiggum was another inductee. Under his direction, the EYSO has performed with Midori and Yo-Yo Ma and appeared at the Ravinia Festival.

Former West Aurora band director dropped from suit By ERIC SCHELKOPF Former West Aurora High School band director Stephen Orland has been dropped from a lawsuit filed by one of two students who had been sexually abused by Orland, who in 2012 pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Last week, the case against Orland was dismissed with prejudice. However, the case against the other defendants in the case, West Aurora School District 129, School District Superintendent James Rydland and then-West Aurora High School Principal Dan Bridges, remains pending. Orland was sentenced in 2012 to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty. Orland will have to serve at least six years in prison. He had been charged with 27

counts that included battery, sexual assault and sexual abuse of two students. The student is identified only as Jane Doe in the lawsuit. The suit states school officials failed to report Orland’s behavior to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, as required by law. Doe’s atStephen torney could Orland not be reached for comment Thursday. Last year, a 10-month Kane County State’s Attorney’s investigation found that possibly as many as 10 district employees had knowledge of suspected abuse by Orland, but did not report it to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as required

by law. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon decided to defer for 60 months prosecuting against any district officials or employees in exchange for the district signing an agreement designed to protect students from abuse. “We didn’t see evidence that somebody was trying to cover up or act in malice,” McMahon said at the time. The suit states Orland initiated a sexual relationship with the plaintiff in December 2009 or January 2010, when the plaintiff was a 16-year-old junior. “West Aurora High School teachers and other employees spoke to each other about Orland’s inappropriate behavior toward female students but never reported his activities to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services,” according to the lawsuit.

“It’s a huge honor to be inducted,” Swiggum said. “It’s a privilege working with kids. It’s a chance to introduce young people to life-changing music. I think it makes their life richer and better.” Other inductees include Aurora native Jim Gibson, who has had a long career as a musician and as host of a variety of pageants and TV programs; D. Lee DuSell, who was born in Aurora and whose work has been exhibited at galleries across the country and is part of the permanent collection of Boston’s Museum of Fine Art; and Naperville resident Elvina Truman Pearce, a national leader

in the field of piano pedagogy who has served as founding director of North Central College’s Division of Preparatory and Community Music. Former Elgin resident Jane Peterson is being honored posthumously. Her paintings hang in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts. “It’s a very accomplished group,” said Susie Starrett, vice president of selection on the board of directors for the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame. “It’s tremendous how accomplished they are.”

8LOCAL BRIEFS ‘Geneva’s Got Talent’ set GENEVA – The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is looking for talent – singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, gymnasts and more. “Geneva’s Got Talent” auditions will be May 17. Only the first 75 applications received will be invited to audition for a chance to perform during Swedish Days for a chance at a $1,000 cash prize. Participants need not live in Geneva. Semifinalists and finalists will perform on the Central Stage during Swedish Days Festival, presented by Cadence Health. Rules and applications are at swedishdays.html. For information, call 630-232-6060.

Bowling fundraiser to benefit foundation ST. CHARLES – The Colette A. Miles Foundation has planned a bowling fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Charles Bowl, 2520 W. Main St., St. Charles.

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Help available for ACA signup GENEVA – Beginning Tuesday and continuing on every Tuesday afternoon and evening through March 25, state-certified navigators will be available at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva to provide help with the Affordable Care Act sign-up process. The church is at 110 S. Second St. in downtown Geneva. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva and the Campaign for Better Health Care. The event is free and open to all. Appointments are required. Call Jillian Phillips at 773-2664916 to schedule an appointment. For information, visit

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St. Charles East’s A.J. Washington (left) tries to get a shot past Metea Valley’s Justin Kuehn during their game Thursday in Aurora. St. Charles East lost, 82-73.

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Gentry-driven rally falls short By JAY SCHWAB AURORA – The St. Charles East boys basketball team played without the area’s leading scorer but still produced a superstar performance. Unfortunately for the Saints, it came in a loss. After scorching St. Charles North for 90 points on Saturday, East – playing without leading scorer Dom Adduci (mild groin strain) – fell Thursday, 82-73, to Metea Valley in an Upstate Eight Conference crossover game. Junior point guard Cole Gentry single-handedly kept East in the game in the second half, scoring 19 consecutive points for his team late in the third quarter and early in the fourth. He scored 28 of his game-high 32 points in the second half, including draining all 17 of his free throws. His dynamite play allowed East to trim a 17-point second half deficit to five points after AJ Washington’s put back made it 75-70 Metea with 2:05 to play in the game. A pair of Gentry free throws then made it 78-73 Metea at the 1:11 mark, but the Mustangs steadied themselves in the finsl minute to close out the win. Gentry said he was disappointed with his play in the first half, but used his shiftiness and slick ball-handling skills to rack up the fouls on Metea as the game wore on. “The best way to come back from a big deficit is to stop the clock and score,” Gentry said. “Making free throws, the clock stops and you have a chance to get closer without the game getting closer to being over, so that’s one of the more effective ways, and luckily they were calling fouls. We got in the bonus really early, and I used that to my advantage, too.” Adduci, averaging about 24 points a game, will be out again for the Streamwood game tonight but East coach Pat Woods hopes to have him back for key UEC River games against Larkin and Geneva next week.

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St. Charles East’s Cole Gentry goes up for a layup during the game against Metea Valley on Thursday in Aurora. Gentry finished the game with 32 points, 28 of which came in the second half. Check out a more in-depth version of the game story and a photo gallery from the game at East (11-8) saw the game begin to slip away in the final minutes of the second quarter, as Metea (11-8) closed the half strong to take a 37-25 lead. In the third quarter, the Mustangs’ Marquell Oliver

enjoyed a substantial burst of his own, making his first five field goal attempts of the quarter to help Metea seize command. Oliver led the Mustangs with 24 points. Washington had 13 points and seven rebounds for East

and James McQuillan added 12 points. After sinking 16 3-pointers in the North game, East made only four from beyond the arc against the Mustangs as it relied on Gentry’s penetration to ignite the offense.

TODAY Boys basketball: Batavia at Larkin, 7:15 p.m.; St. Charles East at Streamwood, 7:15 p.m.; Elgin at Geneva, 7:15 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at Walther Lutheran, TBD.; St. Francis at Marmion, TBD.; Aurora Christian at Wheaton Academy, 7:30 p.m.; Sycamore at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: St. Charles North at Batavia, 7:15 p.m.; Sycamore at Kaneland, 5:30 p.m. Wrestling: Upstate Eight Conference Meet at Elgin High School, 5:30 p.m.; Richmond-Burton, North Boone at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Orion Invite, 6 p.m.

in O’Fallon. The top seven individuals from nonqualifying teams also will move on; at the Boylan Sectional, that pool includes Geneva’s Evan Schmidt and Jason Soto. Girls regionals are set for Feb. 8, with Geneva, Kaneland and both St. Charles schools converging on Aurora’s Parkside Lanes for the Metea Valley Regional.

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ABOVE: In a bid to boost an interest in tennis in St. Charles, the Koenen family, including St. Charles North alumna Liselot (right) donated much of its racquet collection to the physical education programs at St. Charles North and St. Charles East. Here, North girls coach Eve Tubman accepts a donation. LEFT: St. Charles East boys coach Rob Livermore accepts a donation. “It’s kind of like playing basketball with a smaller-size basketball,” Liselot Koenen said. “You’re not going to get the same skills from that.” The Koenens’ father was a highly regarded junior tennis player in his native Holland, and their mother also is active in the sport. Their children have happily continued the tradition, and might have come forth with a horde of smaller racquets years ago. Each Koenen sibling began playing tennis at a young age, but transitioned to a full-size racquet around age 10. “Over the course of a year or two, the racquet can have a couple scratches here and there on it and the bumper guard might be a little bit loose, but if you re-string it and we re-grip it, it definitely

looks really new,” Jasper Koenen said. As Jasper Koenen notes, both St. Charles schools traditionally enjoy numbers advantages on other high school programs, having enough depth to field two JV teams, not just one. One ideal effect of the donation would be finding a few would-be gym class heroes who discover a long-term passion for the sport. North received 21 racquets to East’s 20 in part because it was Liselot Koenen doing the re-stringing and re-gripping. “Revenge” was a secondary viewing favorite during those afternoons, perhaps the only hostile thing about the endeavor. Keep on rolling: “No one’s sure how it’s really going to go,” was St. Charles North

boys bowling coach Jeff Fett’s assessment of the sport’s new postseason format before it debuted last week. After the first bowling regionals produced North and St. Charles East as team qualifiers to Saturday’s Rockford Boylan Sectional, consider it a case of so far, so good. The IHSA added a regional component before sectionals in part to accommodate bowling’s growth beyond the northwest corridor of the state. The regionals also spread the concentration of the traditional power teams, ideally allowing more of them to advance to the state tournament. Each of the top six teams from the remaining four sectionals will advance to the Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 state meet at downstate St. Clair Bowl

While Batavia already is brimming with confidence about next girls gymnastics season, a program teeming with juniors and underclassmen doesn’t consider the rest of 2014 a wash. Coach Taryn Boyce and the Bulldogs, in one sense, have a slight leg up on the rest of the field as next week’s Upstate Eight Conference meet at Neuqua Valley nears. Batavia was slated to compete on the same apparatuses at Neuqua Valley in a dual meet Thursday night. “Obviously, Taryn is going to push us to get all of the skills that she wants us to have,” Bulldogs junior Courtney Glassman said, “and we’re just going to work our butts off in the gym and just try and get as much as we can get done.” Walgren a Wolf: Aurora Christian senior safety/wide receiver Brandon Walgren has committed to play football at NCAA Division II Northern State in Aberdeen, S.D., former Eagles coach Don Beebe confirmed. Beebe, who stepped down as head coach after last season but will stay on as offensive coordinator, said in December that Walgren “arguably could be our MVP on offense and defense.” Northern State is nicknamed the Wolves and finished 4-7 last season. Walgren becomes the second Eagle to recently commit to a South Dakota school after Noah Roberts recently chose the University of South Dakota. • Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@ Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.

• Friday, January 24, 2014

Former St. Charles North girls tennis standout Liselot Koenen can re-string and re-grip a racquet in about the time it takes to watch a commercial-free episode of “Downton Abbey.” Koenen knows this because she spent a jolly good share of her recent winter break from Georgetown doing those things simultaneously, 40 minutes at a time. Earlier this month, the Koenen family – with some help from their friends, the Bowmans – donated 41 used racquets to the physical education programs at North and St. Charles East. Koenen’s siblings – North and Missouri alumna Annemijn and Michigan State-bound Jasper, an East senior – had hands not only on the racquets, but on the prospect of paying it forward. “I mean, we wouldn’t be collegiate tennis players, all three of us, if it wasn’t for the programs at North and East,” Liselot Koenen said. “So I just hope that these tennis racquets can give other people some hope in also trying to pursue a higher degree of tennis, so that we can build a program and hopefully one day find more good players coming out of St. Charles and the Fox Valley area.” The Koenens will leave that company this summer as their parents relocate the family home to Louisiana. They rounded up the racquets while cleaning and collaborated with the Bowman family, who lent Liselot Koenen their racquet stringer and also donated equipment that once belonged to former Saints stars Erin and Justin. Most of the racquets are Wilsons – the preferred Koenen brand – with many just one or two years old. As the Koenens tell it, they’re a large upgrade over the beginner’s racquets being used during District 303 high school physical education matches.

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St. Charles North boys swimming eases past Bartlett

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BARTLETT – The St. Charles North boys swimming team rolled past Upstate Eight Conference counterpart Bartlett, 122-61, on Thursday in a final tuneup for Saturday’s home invitational. “The kids swam well. I was real happy with how we did,” North Stars coach Rob Rooney said. “Nice step-ups by some kids in races they normally don’t swim. I’m eager to see where things are going to go here. We’ve got a team with some good growth potential that is doing some positive things.” Benjamin Sherman captured titles in the 50-yard free-

style (23.54) and 100 free (51.53), while Tim Steele also was a double individual winner with victories in the 200 free (1:57.30) and 100 butterfly (55.93). Joe Myhre took the 200 individual medley (2:05.6) and also was part of winning swims in the 200 medley and 400 free relays. Sherman (200 medley) and Steele (400 free) also were part of top relay swims. Next up is the North Stars’ annual invitational, which includes the chance to compete against powers such as Libertyville and Normal University. “They’re always here, but I think it’s the first time they’re looking to be the big dogs in the state,” Rooney said.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Batavia 70, Larkin 44: At Elgin, Batavia (15-6, 7-0 Upstate Eight Conference River Division) remained unbeaten in league play behind three double-digit scorers: Liza Fruendt (28 points), Hannah Frazier (17) and Erin Bayram (10). “Played very strong first and fourth quarters to get out early and then to finish them off,” Bulldogs coach Kevin Jensen said. “The second and third quarters, we didn’t quite have the same execution and smooth play, but it was a good night to get through.” Geneva 68, Elgin 39: At Geneva, Geneva raced to a 43-17 halftime lead and improved

to 16-6 (5-2 UEC River). Grace Loberg (12 points) and Morgan Seberger (10) finished in double figures for the Vikings.

Rosary 55, Walther Christian 39: At Melrose Park, Rosary improved to .500 behind 19 points from Rachel Choice and Quincy Kellett’s solid floor game. Kellett contributed 13 points, six assists and five steals for the Royals (10-10, 5-2 Suburban Christian Conference). “She was kind of all over the court,” Rosary coach Jessie Wilcox said. “She had a heck of a game.”

COLLEGE COMMITMENT Kirby to Minot track: St. Charles North senior Kaleb Kirby came

full-circle with his humble track beginnings, committing to NCAA Division II Minot (N.D.) State. Initially a wrestler, Kirby left the team as a freshman because of a reluctance to cut weight. Older brother Zach, now a football and track athlete at North Central College, didn’t want him simply to go home. So Kaleb Kirby joined the track team on a whim. “I didn’t want to run, so I’m like, ‘I guess I’ll do pole vault,’ ” Kirby said. “And here I am.” Kirby’s personal-best vault is 14 feet, 6 inches. He qualified for the Illinois Prep Top Times and IHSA Class 3A state meets as a junior.


Promotions give fans ‘license to chill’ KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – The Cougars’ 24th season in Geneva will feature 20 theme night games that combine the usual fan-friendly fare with some new ideas. The first of two “Star Wars” nights, to be held May 2, kicks off the promotional schedule. “Back to School” night – a nod to the time of year, not the Rodney Dangerfield classic – provides the other bookend on Aug. 22. The Cougars begin the 2014 season at Quad Cities at 7 p.m. April 3 before facing Fort Wayne in the home opener at 6:30 p.m. April 8. A pair of popular theme nights will be held on multiple dates: Halfway to Halloween (May 16 and 17) and Bark in the Park (June 4, July 23 and Aug. 13). The second “Star Wars” promotion is Aug. 30. Other returners include the June 21 “Jimmy Buffett Night” – in which the Cougars give fans a “license to chill” on the summer solstice – and “Super Hero Night” on July 25.

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is not proven. [Garcia] has good talent, but he’s not proven, either. Eaton is your typical leadoff guy center fielder, and his best years should be ahead of him, but he’s not proven. That’s where you have to trust your scouts.’’ The Sox did part with a proven, 25-year old closer in Addison Reed to get Davidson (the Diamondbacks were happy to get him for a third baseman that was behind two others in their system) and versatile 26-year-old lefthander Hector Santiago to fetch Eaton. So their supply of good, young pitching has taken a hit. With every gain comes a cost, which Hahn and his staff seem to get if increased spending in scouting means anything. After ranking last in draft spending from 200711 and being KO’d from Latin American talent searches because of the David Wilder

kickback scandal, the Sox are investing more on both fronts Hahn’s special assistant in Latin America, Marco Paddy, reeled in a huge international catch in teenage outfielder Micker Zapata, signed for $1.4 million. New, strict bonus pools with stiff penalties for overspending put the Sox, who have spent 100 percent of their bonus pools in the past two drafts, back in the game. “In the end it’s about winning in Chicago, and the acquisitions we’ve made in the last few months are a big part toward that,’’ Hahn said. “But what I personally feel good about is the improvements we’ve made on the player development side, the scouts we’ve added [pro, amateur, international], the re-introduction of this club to the international signing market which will help us long term, and fully funding those departments now.’’ Sox payroll figures to fall

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Rick Hahn has done the unthinkable. In his second offseason as White Sox general manager, Hahn has found a way to heal a wounded fan base in the months after a horrible 99-loss season. And he’s done so even though his team won’t be expected to contend in 2014. All Hahn has done is acquire enough good, young position-player prospects to complement a solid, young pitching staff led by Cy Young candidate Chris Sale, a nice mix that seems to have the Sox – even without Masahiro Tanaka – on the right path to being good again before too long. Perhaps by 2015. A fan base well known for showing its grumpy side will convene for SoxFest at the Palmer House Hilton today

through Sunday not completely rid of a bad baseball hangover from 2013, but pretty much sold on Hahn’s transparent plan to make it all better. In Rick they trust. Hahn has acquired $68 million Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu, right fielder Avisail Garcia, center fielder Adam Eaton and third baseman. Matt Davidson in trades and free agency since the middle of last season. Those deals potentially add four new regulars, almost half a lineup, under long-term team control. They also boosted the Sox’ bottom-of-the-barrel prospects rankings to something more respectable. This is not to suggest those new, young Sox are locks for greatness. “On paper, there is a future for every one of those moves but there again, nobody is proven,’’ one major league scout said. “Davidson

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Maddux, La Russa to enter Hall with no logos on caps

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By CHRIS De LUCA Cubs fans who hated the idea of seeing Greg Maddux sporting an Atlanta Braves cap on his Hall of Fame plaque can breathe a sigh of relief. Maddux and Hall officials settled things Thursday by deciding no logo was the best option. Maddux and Tony La Russa, who began his managerial career with the White Sox, have opted to have no logos on their plaques that will be shown in the Hall’s gallery in Cooperstown, N.Y. White Sox great Frank Thomas, who spent seasons with the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays late in his career, will wear a Sox cap on his plaque. Hall president Jeff Idelson said his staff works with each inductee to decide the appropriate logo – or to go with no logo at all.

“It’s impossible for me to choose one of those teams for my Hall of Fame plaque, as the fans of both clubs in each of those cities were so wonderful. I can’t think of having my Hall of Fame induction without support of both of those fan bases.” Greg Maddux, Former Cubs, Atlanta Braves pitcher “For those whose most compelling contributions clearly took place with one team, a logo makes sense,” Idelson said. “For those whose careers were built significantly among multiple teams, not having a team logo is equally acceptable. Regardless of the selection, a Hall of Famer belongs to every team for which he played or managed, as well as every fan who followed his career.” There are 128 plaques (out of 300) in the Hall that feature players wearing caps with no logos. Catfish Hunter, who starred with the A’s and New York Yankees, was the last

inductee to go in without a logo. Hunter was inducted in 1987. After giving the decision much thought, Maddux decided no logo was the best solution to honor his career that included two stops with the Cubs, huge years with the Braves and final stops with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. “My wife, Kathy, and I grew up in baseball in Chicago, and then we had just an amazing experience in Atlanta with the Braves,” Maddux said. “It’s impossible for me to choose one of those teams for my Hall of Fame plaque,

as the fans of both clubs in each of those cities were so wonderful. I can’t think of having my Hall of Fame induction without support of both of those fan bases.” La Russa won World Series with the A’s and St. Louis Cardinals, but knows his roots go back to Chicago. “The Chicago White Sox gave me my start in the game as a big-league manager for my first eight seasons in my 33-year managerial career,” La Russa said. “In Oakland, we recorded four first-place finishes in 10 years, winning three pennants and a World Series. And in St. Louis, our clubs won three pennants and two titles in 16 years. It’s the totality of the success of each of those three teams that led me to Cooperstown, so I am choosing to not feature a logo so that fans of all clubs can celebrate this honor with me.” For Thomas, there was no

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option but the Sox. “I was drafted by Chicago in the first round, and for 16 of my 19 seasons I was fortunate to play there,” Thomas said. “I had wonderful seasons in Oakland and Toronto as part of my career, but my Hall of Fame election is celebrated most by the fans of Chicago and the priceless memories I will always treasure on the South Side, which is why my plaque will feature a Sox logo.” Maddux, Thomas and former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Jan. 8. La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee a month earlier. The six newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame will take their permanent place in Cooperstown on July 27.


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Carlyn Lloyd, Jon Warfel to visit library KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will feature flutist Carlyn Lloyd and pianist Jon Warfel at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Carnegie Community Room. Lloyd and Warfel will perform a classical repertoire and a tribute to Mozart. For nearly 30 years, they have performed over 750 concerts and educational programs throughout the country. Lloyd performs regularly with many ensembles, including Arianna, an ensemble comprised of flute, harp, violin, and string bass. She has written arrangements of popular and classical music for her woodwind quintet, Quintuplex. She owns TriL-Co Music, a company that

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The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will feature flutist Carlyn Lloyd (right) and pianist Jon Warfel on Sunday, Jan. 26. engages classical chamber music ensembles. Warfel maintains an active performing schedule as

both a piano soloist and accompanist. He has toured the U.S. as a piano soloist and has performed piano concer-

tos with several Illinois orchestras. Warfel is a retired faculty member of Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. He now serves as assistant director of the Naperville Chorus and director of the Naperville Chamber Singers, with whom he has toured Ireland as a piano accompanist. This event is part of the Library’s Sunday Concert Series, which features a variety of live musical performances. The performance is funded through donations to the St. Charles Public Library Foundation. The public is welcome and the concert is free to attend. The St. Charles Public Library is located at One S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles. For more information, visit or call 630-584-0076.

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Just Food Initiative to host food-allergy seminar Sunday BATAVIA – The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley will host a free seminar titled “Allergies and Your Food: What’s the Connection?” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 222 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The event will be led by Dr. Erin Massey of St. Charles, who specializes in diagnostic tests and follow-up for people exhibiting allergic reactions, especially to foods. Registration is requested. To register, contact Janice at 630854-1228 or

Wildlife center to host annual Winter Dinner Auction NORTH AURORA – The Fox Valley Wildlife Center has planned its annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 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 cost is $45 a person. The event is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased at

Event set for parents with kids with autism, sensory disorders MAPLE PARK – Vital Chiropractic Family Wellness Center of Elburn will host a cocktail party for parents of children with sensory disorders, ADD/ADHD and autism from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Acquaviva Winery, 47W614 Route 38, Maple Park. The keynote speaker is Dr. David Foss. The cost is $40 for those who RSVP and $50 at the door. RSVP by calling 630365-9887 before Monday, Feb. 3.

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – All Geneva School District 304 students and families are invited to Geneva High School on Tuesday, Feb. 4, for Family Chess Night. Sponsored by the GHS Chess Club, the event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva High School cafeteria, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. The free event will consist of chess instruction and games, including a Chess Night Championship Tournament. Family Chess Night is for all ages and skill levels, as well as those who have never played. Several members of the GHS Chess Club will be available to teach chess basics to anyone who needs a little help with the rules or wants some coaching. Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase. Those interested, should RSVP to Brian Schmidt at by Friday, Jan. 24.


Library hosting Read to Succeed winter reading program

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The Geneva High School Chess Club is hosting Family Chess Night on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the high school’s cafeteria.

ELBURN – The Read to Succeed winter reading program continues at the Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. The program is open to students of all ages who have a valid library card from the library. Everyone who registers gets a free full-day pass to Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville. Those who read 300 minutes will receive prizes from the Chicago Wolves hockey team, Paisano’s Pizza, Colonial Café, Four Seasons Sports and McDonald’s. Read to Succeed ends Monday, Feb. 10.

Kane County Chronicle / • Friday, January 24, 2014


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Matt Kramer of Geneva is a 2013 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year recipient. He is the founder of Team Petal Pushers, which raised more than $53,000 for Bike MS in 2013. Throughout the year, nearly 1,500 individuals volunteered their time with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, by staffing major fundraising events, including Walk MS and Bike MS. Kramer and the team were honored with the Excellence in Team Fundraising for Bike MS Award.

Mark Youngberg, a CPA from St. Charles, has joined the CPA Accounting firm of Jones, Sager & Co. LLP. Mark has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and individual tax services, general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and cash flow analysis, as well as software training and support.

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ST. CHARLES – The Fox Valley Newcomers and Neighbors club will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream, 522 Randall Road, St. Charles. There will be a meet-andgreet followed by the luncheon, program and a 50/50 raffle to benefit Mutual Ground. The monthly program takes place to educate people about the group’s charity projects for the year. A representative from Mutual Ground in Aurora will tell the group about the goals and needs of the emergency shelter for families in crisis. The goal of Mutual Ground, which started in 1975, is to provide emergency shelter for families in crisis and offer 24-hour services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including counseling, support

and referrals to other agencies, states a news release. The menu for the day will consist of the following: A vegetable soup and a choice of California turkey grill (white meat turkey salad, blended with apple, dried cranberries and toasted almonds on grilled bread with tomatoes and melted cheddar-jack cheese) served with slaw; a portobello Swiss burger (with sautéed portobello mushrooms and Swiss cheese with mayo, lettuce, pickles and red onion) served with slaw; or Los Cabos fish tacos (with grilled tilapia or crispy white fish, corn and black bean salsa, cilantro, avocado and smoky chipotle sauce piled on shredded cabbage over grilled white-corn tortillas) served with slaw. The dessert will feature a scoop of Colonial’s ice cream. Coffee, tea (hot or iced) is included, and there will be a cash bar for soda or alcoholic beverages. The price of lunch is $18,

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Kia puts soul into quirky compact vehicle Whether described as a sport utility vehicle, wagon or a hatchback, it matters not a bit. What does matter is that the Kia Soul is one good little vehicle. It is practical, economical and easy to drive, park and understand (climate and sound controls, dashboard readouts). And the Soul has the funky looks that attract rather than repel, plus lots of legroom. The legroom (39.1 inches) in the rear seating area is more than that in a full-size sedan. Looks and leg room are among reasons contributing to sales success in the United States marketplace. Sales figures of recent years bear this out. In 2013, Kia sold 535,179 vehicles in the United States and 118,079 of them were Souls. In 2012, sales were 557,599 and 115,778 of them were Souls. In 2011, sales were 485,482 with 102,267 of them Souls. These figures overwhelm comparison from comparable vehicles, such as the Nissan Cube or the Scion xB. Introduced as a 2010 model, changes have been made. Six-speed transmissions, manual or automatic, have replaced the five-speed gearshifts. Horsepower has increased to 164 in the two 2-liter ($18,200 and $20,300) upscale models + and ! (yes, + and ! are the names of the models) with the $14,700 base model retaining the 130 1.6-liter engine. For 2014, Bluetooth connectivity has been added to the standard fare list, which now includes a six-speaker sound system with A-pillar mounted tweeters, AM-FM-SiriusXM satellite radio, MP3 player, USB, iPod and auxiliary input jack, steering wheel mounted audio controls, cruise control, intermittent wipers and hill-hold. Hill-hold is especially effective with a stick transmission. With the manual transmission the vehicle will not roll backward on a hill in those few seconds before a driver shifts into first gear and presses down on the gas pedal after a red light has turned to green. This feature was tested on an earlier model year Soul and worked OK. On steeper inclines the mechanism held but barely. All models have power windows with driver and front passenger onetouch, up-and-down and anti-pinch, power door locks and keyless entry.

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A 2-liter, inline four-cylinder, 164-horsepower engine is mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission in the two upgrade models of the 2014 Kia Soul. The base model has a 1.6-liter, 130-horsepower engine.

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper The three models also have, as standard, air conditioning, lighted glove box, dual cupholders front (console) and rear (center armrest), solar and privacy glass, tachometer, front reading lights, unlit vanity mirrors on visors, four grab handles and two coat hooks. Leather seating trim as well as heated front and rear seats are options on the +and ! models. Standard on the ! are a power driver’s seat, a rear camera display, cooling glove box and UVO, which is Kia’s emergency and information system, somewhat comparable to the OnStar installed in General Motors vehicles, but with wider sound system applications. Decent fuel economy and a tighter steering radius are two hallmarks of the Soul. This 163-inch-long vehicle can go curb-to-curb in 34.8 feet. Since the tested Soul was an ! model, it ran on P225 all-season tires mounted

on 18-inch (instead of 17- or 16-inch) five twin-spoke alloy wheels. That is a lot of tire and wheel for a vehicle of this size (compact, 101.2-inch wheelbase) and weight (2,778 pounds). The wheels are placed at the extreme four corners of the vehicle. The stance gives the light vehicle more stability while cornering at fast speeds. During a week of driving in cities, highways and back roads, the Soul averaged 27.8 miles per gallon of unleaded gasoline. This was nothing spectacular but matches that of competitors. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the direct fuel injection Soul at 31 mpg highway and 23 mpg city. The Soul has stop-start technology, which helps with fuel economy. There is a 12.7 gallon fuel tank for regular gasoline. Acceleration will not set records as the unofficial time from 0 to 60 miles per hour was 9.9 seconds. Braking back to 0 from 60 mph on dry pavement will take 120 feet with the disc brakes, front and rear. The 120 feet is a very good number. The Soul manages 61.3 cubic feet after the split rear seat has been folded flat, which is not as much as Scion’s xB

(70 cubic feet), but it is more than the 58 cubic feet in a Nissan Cube. On the exterior, the Soul embodies a boxy look, not unlike that exaggerated exterior found on the Scion xB or Nissan Cube. The Soul’s quirky exterior includes LED front and tail lights, front fog lamps, heated and power folding mirrors with turn signals and one big honeycombed air dam. In advertising and automotive media, the Soul has been described as a small crossover (car to sport utility vehicle) or wagon and, other than novel trim features, the vehicle fits that description or that of a typical hatchback. Storage behind the upright rear bench measures 18.8 cubic feet. The carpeted area includes lighting and tiedowns. Underneath the floor is a storage area with six compartments, each of them six-inches in depth. In front, leg room officially measures 42.1 inches. The 39 in the rear puts it two to six inches more than other vehicles in its compact size. In the cabin and sitting on firm but wide seats, the ride was comfortable and relatively quiet. Insulating factors could be better, but the strut suspension with torsion bars, coil springs over shock absorbers and stabilizer bars held the vehicle on an even keel. This suspension will suffice in most motoring situations. Besides a four-wheel antilock braking system, safety standards include stability and traction controls, airbags in front and on the sides in front, and overhead curtains for the two seating rows, seatbelts for five with pretensioners, force limiters and active headrests in front, tethers and anchors for child seats, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Standard amenities include air conditioning, cruise control, power windows (driver’s express), exterior heated mirrors (with turn signal indicators) and door locks, remote keyless entry, variable intermittent wipers, solar and privacy glass, tachometer, front reading lights, unlit vanity mirrors on visors, four grab handles and two coat hooks, multiple cupholders and bottle holders in doors. Kia’s powertrain warranty is 10 years or 100,000 miles. The basic fiveyear or 60,000-mile warranty includes 24-hour roadside assistance.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Neil Diamond (1941), singer-songwriter; John Belushi (1949-1982), actor; Nastassja Kinski (1961), actress; Mary Lou Retton (1968), Olympic gymnast; Ed Helms (1974), actor; Mischa Barton (1986), actress. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – As long as you are confident in your abilities, nothing and no one will be able to hold you back this year. Others may not be able to keep up with you, but your resolve will allow you to prosper in many areas of your life. Positive relationships will enable you to outmaneuver the competition. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You may not feel like working, but doing so will keep you out of trouble on a personal level, and you will manage to make progress professionally as well. If you feel restless, examine your options. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – It’s a good idea to be as active as possible today. Meet up with informed and likeminded people. Travel will lead to a creative opportunity. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You will likely have to face an older relative’s difficulties. It’s an opportune time to check out real estate or other long-term investments. Financial opportunities are likely to manifest. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – A partnership can improve your life, but don’t let your fears or your stubbornness get in the way. Love should be your focus. If you are coy or distracted, your partner will not be pleased. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Find an opportunity to get closer to a colleague or superior. You can gain ground if you form alliances, but be careful whom you choose. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – This is a great day for love and romance. Do something thoughtful for your special someone. You can also meet potential partners through a trip or by attending events. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Don’t take any personal or professional chances today. Changes are inevitable, so prepare to accept them and move on with grace. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Your pragmatic but tactful approach will help you get along with everyone, and that will make it easy to ask for assistance. Finding solutions to practical concerns will be simple. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Life can change in an instant, and sometimes all you can do is just try your best. Professional and financial gains are likely, so if you have a chance to apply for a better position, seize it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You will be emotional, and self-control will be an issue. Less talk and more positive action are what is needed. You will meet someone appealing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You may find yourself stressed by a deadline if you are trying to complete paperwork before the weekend officially begins. Be persistent, and the concerned parties will comply. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Your confident approach to finding solutions will be irresistible today. You can form alliances and persuade others to support your plans.

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Geoffrey Rush stars in “The Best Offer,” a film that retains an aura of mystery.

For all its intricacies, ‘The Best Offer’ doesn’t add up to much By STEPHANIE MERRY The Washington Post It would be easy to mistake the era depicted in “The Best Offer” as some quaint, long-ago time when men wore suspenders, posh restaurants had good acoustics and selfies were painted in exquisite detail. But the film, by “Cinema Paradiso” auteur Giuseppe Tornatore, takes place in the present day, albeit among an upper echelon of wealthy and refined individuals. The whiff of musty air works for the film, which has a Hitchcockian quality and music by the brilliant Ennio Morricone, Sergio Leone’s go-to composer. This is a movie about antiques, and that includes the main character, the perfectly-named Virgil Oldman, played by Geoffrey Rush. Virgil is a renowned auctioneer and appraiser with a passion for paintings. He’s a serious man with a fear of women (at least real ones; he has a massive collection of female portraits) and an off-putting habit of wearing gloves at all times. He has at least one skeleton

in his closet: He sometimes passes off authentic masterworks as forgeries, then auctions them at a discount so he can add them to his secret collection. Virgil’s accomplice and purchaser in this scheme is Billy, played by Donald Sutherland, whose scarves and flowing locks call to mind a creepy professor. Virgil, while lonely, seems to be on top of his professional game. But then he gets a call from a reclusive heiress, who hasn’t left her house in more than a decade and wants to offload the valuable belongings of her late parents. Virgil agrees to work with Claire (Sylvia Hoeks), who speaks to him through a door, and before you know it, he’s falling in love. Never mind that he’s never seen her – or that she’s 27. In the process of sifting through Claire’s belongings, Virgil keeps stumbling upon rusty gears, scattered around the house like Easter eggs, and he enlists young Robert (Jim Sturgess) to help him reassemble the pieces into a spectacularly strange contraption. At its best, the movie, like the slowly materializing gizmo, builds on itself

while retaining an aura of mystery. Morricone’s unnerving music almost single-handedly creates the suspense. While movie scores often call attention to themselves, Morricone’s is ever-present and evocative but also unobtrusive. The beginning of the movie is cryptic and entertaining, and Tornatore cooks up an equally inspired – if overwrought – ending, but the filmmaker doesn’t appear to have any idea of how to link the two. It wouldn’t be right to give too much away, but suffice it to say, during the middle of the movie characters begin behaving in increasingly strange and unbelievable ways and there are unexplained leaps in time that prove confusing (and not in a delightfully enigmatic way). “The Best Offer” turns out to be a beautiful shell. It looks good and sounds better, but for all its intricacies, it doesn’t add up to much.

• “The Best Offer” received two out of four stars. The film is rated R, and it contains graphic nudity and sex. It runs 131 minutes.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips his reason for not talking to them. Could he be intimidated? When a daughter marries, most parents want to know something about the young man – not only where he has been, but also what are his plans for the future, including where the two of you will be living and whether he has a job. When most couples become engaged, the parents of the bride and groom usually get together and start to form a relationship. If your father hasn’t met your fiancee, it makes it harder for your parents to reach out to his. When the in-laws are friendly, it makes for a more harmonious marriage. As it stands, it appears Chad is not interested in having any relationship with your family. Frankly, I can’t blame your father for being upset about it. Dear Abby: My wife and I dis-

agree on whether to tell our kids and friends how we met. When my wife and I met, she was underage. She was 16 and I was 21. We fell in love; it was true love. We have been together for 24 years. We have two beautiful children and have made a wonderful life together. I love her as much today as the first time I met her. How should we answer people when they ask about how we met and fell in love? – Mike In California Dear Mike: You do not have to quote chapter and verse when someone asks a question. In a case like yours, you could say that you met when you were both quite young without going into the specifics. For a 21-year-old to SEE a 16-year-old girl is not against the law, as long as her parents approve and they are not having sex. The laws regarding statutory rape were enacted to prevent predators from preying on minors. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Elevated eye pressure could indicate glaucoma Dear Doctor K: At my last appointment, my ophthalmologist mentioned something about elevated eye pressure. What could this mean? Dear Reader: Elevated eye pressure is often – but not always – associated with glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause vision loss by damaging the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. How does elevated eye pressure (also called intraocular pressure) damage the optic nerve? Normally, a clear liquid called the aqueous humor circulates through the eye, helping to maintain the eye’s shape and pressure. Eventually, the liquid passes through a sieve-like system of tissues and drains out of the eye. (I’ve put an illustration of this process on my website, In glaucoma, this drainage system breaks down, slowing or blocking the outflow of fluid. The fluid backs up and pressure rises inside the eye. Why is this? Imagine filling a balloon with water. Say you’re squirting water into the balloon with a turkey baster and pinching the opening of the balloon to keep the water inside. There’s

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff just a little amount of water in the balloon. When you loosen the opening, water will dribble out because there’s not much water pressure inside. But say you fill the balloon until you think it’s close to bursting. Now when you unpinch the opening, water will shoot out – the more water inside the balloon, the greater the water pressure. It’s the same with your eyeball. When pressure builds inside the eye, this puts pressure on the optic nerve. If the pressure continues, optic nerve fibers begin to die off and vision fades. This damage is irreversible. Eye pressure is measured during any standard eye exam. Elevated pressure can indicate glaucoma – but not everyone with slightly elevated pressure will get glaucoma. That’s because the amount of stress the optic nerve can withstand differs for each person and each eye. Just as not everyone with slightly elevated pressure will get glaucoma, it’s also true that

some people with normal pressures will get glaucoma. Their optic nerves are unusually susceptible to what in most people are normal pressures. That’s why your eye doctor would not only have measured your pressures. He or she also would have looked for additional signs of glaucoma. For example, if the front surface of your optic nerve, called the optic disc, was affected by glaucoma, the doctor would have seen “deep cupping.” A deeply cupped disc appears indented and more pale and yellow than normal. It means that, whatever the pressure in your eye is, the optic disc (optic nerve) is being damaged. If you do have (or later develop) glaucoma, topical medications – eye drops or ointments – can help to control eye pressure and stop the progression of the disease. You should also have two to four eye examinations per year to make sure the disease is not progressing. If it is, you may need more aggressive treatment.

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Dr. Wallace: I’m a 16-year-old guy, and I’m really attracted to a certain young lady my age. I met her at a party and she seemed interested in me. I asked her for her telephone number and she gave it to me and asked me to call her sometime. Well, yesterday was the time. I called her, and we talked for about 15 minutes when I finally got the courage to ask her for a date. She told me she would love to, but that she was going steady with a guy she really loved. I was so shocked I nearly dropped the phone. I then asked her why she gave me her phone number and then asked me to call her, and she said that I seemed like a friendly guy and she wanted for us to be friends. I hung up a confused guy. I don’t want to be “just friends” with her. I want to take her out. What should I do? – Tom, Ames, Iowa Dear Tom: Call her again and give her your telephone number and ask her to please call you when she isn’t going steady. If she calls, have fun, but don’t sit and wait for the call. There are a lot of charming girls in Ames, and some of them will enjoy your company. Dr. Wallace: I’m 17 and this past summer started a complete “body makeover” program. I eat properly and exercise regularly, and in two months I have lost 17 pounds. I still need to lose about a dozen more pounds, so I’m staying on my program. Once I get down to 120 pounds, I intend to maintain that weight. My mom is a great cook and baker, so we always have an abundance of food around. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not blaming my mother. She didn’t force me to eat her mashed potatoes filled

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace with cream and butter smothered in creamy chicken gravy or her raspberry swirl cake covered with fresh raspberries sitting on a mound of luscious whipped cream. Those days of me “pigging out” on these types of foods are over. I now try a taste instead of a huge serving. I jog two miles daily in the evening after homework and dinner. I really enjoy the workout. But I do have one nagging problem since I started my “new me” program. I have a difficult time going to sleep. Could this be caused by my change in my eating pattern? How much sleep does a teen need? – Lauren, Waco, Tex. Dear Lauren: Congratulations on your “new me” program! I realize that it is difficult to forgo mom’s delicious dishes, but those extra calories definitely add up. According to Dr. James Mass, author of “Power Sleep,” teens should have about 10 hours of sleep per night. He offers these tips for getting a good night’s sleep: • Avoid caffeine after 2 p.m., including soda, iced tea, coffee and chocolate. • To create a stressfree environment, keep homework and other non-slumber activities to a minimum in your bedroom. • Don’t exercise within three hours of bedtime. You’ll be too pumped up to sleep. • Keep your bedroom no warmer than 75 degrees. Sweet dreams! • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@

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Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Chad,” proposed two months ago, but he didn’t ask my parents for my hand in marriage. My parents are upset about it. When I realized that Chad hadn’t gone to them, I asked him why. He said he was following what his father had done – proposing first and then speaking to the parents. But Chad still hasn’t done it. In fact, he has yet to be around them at all. How do I get my boyfriend to speak to my parents? They are no longer as angry as they were, but they still would like to talk to him. I spend lots of time with Chad’s family, but I can’t get him to even go to lunch with mine. Dad said that if Chad doesn’t clear the air with him, he may not bother showing up at our wedding! What do I do, Abby? – Fiancee In A Fix Dear Fiancee: You appear to be quite young. If I were you, I would take a step backward and see this from your parents’ point of view. It appears that Chad wasn’t entirely honest with you when he gave


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Here are the answers to the first two questions in my Christmas Competition. 1. How should South plan the play in six clubs after West leads a trump and East follows suit? South should finish drawing trumps, cash the heart ace, play a diamond to dummy’s queen, ruff the heart jack in his hand, and lead another diamond to the dummy. If the diamonds split 3-2, declarer is playing for an overtrick by taking two spade finesses. So, let’s assume diamonds are 4-1. If East has four diamonds, South cashes the last high diamond, then gives East the lead in diamonds. Now if East has the spade king, he is endplayed. If he leads away from that king, declarer runs the trick around to dummy’s queen, then plays a spade to his jack. (If East does not have the spade king, the contract has no chance.) Alternatively, as in the diagram, if West started with four diamonds, South should now lead the spade queen from the board. If the finesse loses, again the contract was unmakable. So let’s have East cover the queen with his king. Declarer wins with his ace and exits with his last diamond to endplay West, who must either lead around into South’s jack-nine of spades or concede a ruff-and-sluff. 2. Suggest an uncontested auction to six clubs. This is tough. It is much easier to end in six diamonds, which makes with this distribution. I accepted anything reasonable. The winners will be given in the column of March 22.

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Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS OneWest Bank, FSB (d/b/a Financial Freedom, a division of OneWest Bank, FSB Plaintiff, vs. Donald R. Jorgensen; United States of America Department of Housing and Urban Development; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Carol Lee Jorgensen; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as Special Representative for Carol Lee Jorgensen (deceased) Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 1584 Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Carol Lee Jorgensen, that on January 7, 2014, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the

(630) Special Representative of the above TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, named decedent under 735 ILCS UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure 1. Notice is hereby given of the of a certain Mortgage upon the death of Douglas F. Noble who premises commonly known as: died on July 30, 2013, a resident 348 Stone Street, South Elgin, IL of Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. 60177. 2. The Representative of the estate is: Beaty J. Zwart, 3601 Plain(Published in the Kane County field Road, Oswego, Illinois Chronicle, January 17, 24 & 31, 60543. 2014.) 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Lisa A Coffey, Law Office of Lisa A. Coffey, P.C., 5 West Merchants PUBLIC NOTICE Drive, Oswego, Illinois 60543. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before July 14, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, GeneGENEVA, ILLINOIS va, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not Bank of America, N.A. filed within that period is barred. Plaintiff, Copies of a claim filed with the vs. Juan Hernandez; Juan Carlos Clerk must be mailed or delivered Reyes-Guerrero; Performance Food to the Representative and to the atGroup Company, LLC, a Delaware torney within 10 days after it has limited liability company, d/b/a been filed. Performance Foodservice-Thomas 5. On November 5, 2013, an Proestler; Unknown Owners and Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative Non-Record Claimants was entered. Defendants. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Case No. 13 CH 2476 Order Admitting the Will to Probate, 1806 Endicott Circle, you may file a petition with the Carpentersville, IL 60110 Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnessPUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having es to the Will in open Court, or othbeen duly filed herein, NOTICE IS er evidence, as provided in Article HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFEN- VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). DANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED 7. Within six (6) months after ACTION, that said action has been the effective date of the original Orcommenced in said Court by the der Admit-ting the Will to Probate, plaintiff(s), naming you as defen- you may file a petition with the dant (s) therein and praying and Court to contest the validity of the for other relief; that summons has Will as provided under Article VIII been issued out of this Court 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS against you as provided by law, 5/8-1). and, that this action is still pending 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unand undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you less an interested party terminates file your answer or otherwise make independent supervision adminisyour appearance in said action in tration by filing a petition to termithis Court, by filing the same in the nate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of office of the Clerk of the Circuit the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28Court on or before February 12, 4). 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT By: /s/ Lisa A Coffey MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have in the Kane County (Published hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on December Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, 2014.) 20, 2013. /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL)

CLASSIFIED y Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, 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 5/28-4). /s/ Robert T. Jank Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE SUPPLEMENTAL ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 23, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, concerning the business known as AQ NAILS located at 241 Genesis Dr. Suite 104, North Aurora, IL 60542 which certificate sets forth the following changes in the operation thereof: Vicky Pham Vo has ceased doing business under the above named business and has no further connection with or financial interest in the above named business carried on under such an assumed name.

unningham g Kane County Clerk SIONAL SERVICES located at addresses of all persons owning, 1199 Fleetwood Dr Apt 311, Elgin, conducting and transacting the ITEMS WANTED IL 60123. business known as RED LETTER (Published in the Kane County OLD SLOT MACHINES, COTTAGE located at 450 Erickson Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, JUKEBOXES, PINBALL MACHINES, COKE MACHINES, NEON CLOCKS 2014.) Dated: January 15, 2014. Court, Elburn, IL 60119. & ADVERTISING SIGNS WANTED BY COLLECTOR, I PAY CASH AND /s/ John A. Cunningham Dated: January 23, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE PICK UP. CALL MARK Kane County Clerk 314-707-0184 /s/ John A. Cunningham ASSUMED NAME (Published in the Kane County Kane County Clerk PUBLICATION NOTICE Chronicle, January 17, 24 & 31, 2014.) (Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given Chronicle, January 24, 31 & that on January 16, 2014 a certifiPUBLIC NOTICE February 7, 2014.) cate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, IlliASSUMED NAME nois, setting forth the names and PUBLIC NOTICE addresses of all persons owning, PUBLICATION NOTICE conducting and transacting the ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given business known as STANDING PUBLICATION NOTICE that on January 23, 2014 a certifiOVATION VIDEO PRODUCTION cate was filed in the office of the Public Notice is hereby given located at 410 Hoxie Ct., Elgin, IL County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- that on January 16, 2014 a certifi- 60123. nois, setting forth the names and cate was filed in the office of the addresses of all persons owning, County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- Dated: January 16, 2014. conducting and transacting the nois, setting forth the names and /s/ John A. Cunningham business known as DANIELLE B. addresses of all persons owning, Kane County Chronicle Kane County Clerk INTERIORS located at 3027 Cook- conducting and transacting the Classified son Avenue, Elgin, IL 60124. business known as SCOTT and online at: REHBERG CUSTOM ELECTRIC (Published in the Kane County Dated: January 23, 2014. located at 1689 Royal Blvd, Elgin, Chronicle, January 24, 31 & February 7, 2014.) IL 60123. /s/ John A. Cunningham JOBS, JOBS and Kane County Clerk Dated: January 16, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE MORE JOBS!


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Public Notice is hereby given that on January 3, 2014 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 Dated: January 23, 2013 business known as INTEGRIN located at 35W655 Tollgate Road, /s/ John A. Cunningham Dundee, IL 60118. Kane County Clerk Dated: January 3, 2014. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 24, 31 & /s/ John A. Cunningham February 7, 2014.) Kane County Clerk


Public Notice is hereby given PUBLIC NOTICE that on January 8, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE County Clerk of Kane County, Illi/s/ Laura A. Duplantier SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT nois, setting forth the names and One of Plaintiff's Attorney's addresses of all persons owning, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS conducting and transacting the Laura A. Duplantier business known as CLASSY CANE In the Matter of the Estate of: MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC COVERS located at 322 Quarry EDWARD L. SLUZEWICZ Attorneys for Plaintiff Address: 1432 S. 12th St., St. Ridge Circle, Sugar Grove, IL One East Wacker, Suite 1250 60554. Charles, IL 60174 Chicago, IL 60601 Date and Place of Death: NovemTelephone: 312-651-6700 Dated: January 8, 2014. ber 27, 2013; Maywood, IL Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 /s/ John A. Cunningham Case No. 2013 P 709 Kane County Clerk PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION (Published in the Kane County TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS 2014.) Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, 1. Notice is hereby given of the 2014.) death of Edward L. Sluzewicz who PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE died on November 27, 2013, a resident of St. Charles, Illinois. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ASSUMED NAME 2. The Representative for the es16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUBLICATION NOTICE tate is: Robert T. Jank. KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Thomas C. Kaufmann/Querrey & Public Notice is hereby given IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE Harrow, Ltd., 175 W. Jackson that on January 15, 2014 a certifiOF DOUGLAS F. NOBLE, SR. Blvd., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL cate was filed in the office of the Decedent. County Clerk of Kane County, Illi60604. 4. Claims against the estate may nois, setting forth the names and Gen. No. 13 P 625 be filed on or before July 10, addresses of all persons owning, PUBLICATION NOTICE 2014. Claims against the estate conducting and transacting the INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION may be filed with the Clerk of the business known as CSR PROFES-

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BY PHONE OR WEB FREE! that on January 8, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the Dated: January 16, 2014. 1-800-241-6863 County Clerk of Kane County, Illior /s/ John A. Cunningham nois, setting forth the names and Kane County Clerk addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the No Resume Needed! business known as ST CHARLES (Published in the Kane County LOGN ORDER located at 1019 S Chronicle, January 24, 31 & Call the automated phone profiling February 7, 2014.) 3rd St, St Charles, IL 60174. system or use our convenient Find. Buy. Sell. online form today so our Dated: January 8, 2014. All in one place... HERE! professionals can get started Everyday in matching you with employers (Published in the Kane County that are hiring - NOW! /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Chronicle Classified Chronicle, January 10, 17 & 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 22, 2014 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 L'ENFANT TERRIBLE located at 2020 Heather Rd., Geneva, IL 60134. Dated: January 22, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 24, 31 & February 7, 2014.)

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