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Berman is North Auroran of the Year

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com NORTH AURORA – North Aurora Village President Dale Berman has a lot of community pride for North Aurora, a place he has called home for 52 years. “I’ve worked hard to keep it as a great community and improve it,” Berman said. The North Aurora Lions Club on Tuesday presented Berman with the 2013 North Auroran of the Year award during the club’s annual awards dinner. Berman said he was surprised and humbled by the honor. “It is nice to be recognized,” Berman said. “It has been a labor of love.” Berman, 80, first served as North Aurora village president from 1985 to 1989, and he returned to the office in 2009. He was re-elected in 2013. He served as a village trustee for 14 years, and he has been a North Aurora Lions Club member since 1970. Berman also serves as the chairman of the board of directors for the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The bureau serves 10 communities, including Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia and Sugar Grove. Berman has served on other boards over the years, including the Fox Valley Park District Board and the Wau-

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North Aurora Lions Club President Tait Lundgren (left), presented North Aurora Village President Dale Berman (right) with the 2013 North Auroran of the Year award Tuesday during the club’s annual awards dinner. bonsee Community College Foundation Board. Fellow Lions Club member and North Aurora Village Trustee Mark Gaffino, who received the North Auroran of the Year award last year, recommended that Berman receive the award, along with Lions Club member Mark Carroll. “It’s well-deserved and

long overdue,” Gaffino said. “He has a love for the village like the rest of us. He always has North Aurora’s best interest. He is always willing to listen or step in.” North Aurora Police officer John Kerlin received the 2013 Police Officer of the Year award. Kerlin was nominated for the award in part for the actions he took Nov. 5, when

8LOCAL BRIEF Registration for improv workshop now open ST. CHARLES – Registration is now open for the Steel Beam Theatre Improv Acting Workshop, “The Show Must Go On.” Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays at the Steel Beam Theatre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22, and March 1, 8, 15. The performance will be at 1 p.m. March 22. Actors ages 10 to 16 are encouraged to register online at www.steelbeamtheatre.com/ programs_classes.htm. This performance-based

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CONTACT US Levittown, Pa., resident Kathy Wolstenholme, 51, was at Batavia 3rd Ward Alderman Dan Chanzit’s house for a potluck supper when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up? Philadelphia Pets? A goldendoodle named Jake. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Julia Roberts First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. I became a housewife. Favorite charity? American Cancer Society What game show would you be on? “The Price is Right” Favorite local restaurant? El Casanova in Batavia What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I know someone who is friends with Bradley Cooper.

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Vince Zatto show set at Villa Verone

WHAT: The Kaneland Arts Initiative welcomes The Cavern Beat, with special guests, the Kaneland Harter Middle School MidKnight Special, directed by Rachel Shershen. The primary mission of The Cavern Beat is to bring to life the Beatles’ original recordings and live performances from the Cavern Club era onward. Tickets are on sale for $10 (adults), $8 (students/senior citizens), and $25 (family ticket, which admits all members of the family currently living in one household for $25). WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Kaneland High School Auditorium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park INFO: To reserve tickets, call 630-365-5100, ext. 180 or email 10911@kaneland.org. Tickets will be general admission seating.

WHAT: The show includes singing, comedic impersonations, audience participation and dancing. Tickets are $30 each and will include an Italian buffet. All proceeds to benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a nonprofit organization, offering support for those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, medical equipment loans, community education on end-of-life care and grief and a community lending library. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 WHERE: Villa Verone, 416 Hamilton St., Geneva INFO: Buy tickets online at www.fvvh.org or by contacting Kathy at 630-232-2233, ext. 221 or at kmelone@fvvh.org. Space is limited.

‘Ace the ACT Essay’ at Batavia library

Chocolate 101 class at St. Charles library

WHAT: Presenter Jordan Catapano will offer tips on writing essays during “Ace the ACT Essay.” High school students can learn how to analyze test prompts, create dynamic examples, write well-rounded arguments and understand what ACT graders look for in essays. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia INFO: Registration is required; register online at www.BataviaPublicLibrary.org or call 630-879-

WHAT: Chocolatier Kevin Roblee will talk about the flavors and nuances of chocolate from around the world. For nine years, Roblee traveled around the world taking on roles in chocolate product development, production and quality. Chocolate samples will be available to taste. Registration is required for this event. WHEN: noon Feb. 6 WHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles INFO: To register, call 630-584-0076, ext. 1 or

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Arcada Theatre hosts Super Bowl showing WHAT: The Arcada Theatre will show the Super Bowl on its 40-foot screen. Admission is free. There will be drink specials, hot dogs and beef sliders available to buy. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Visit www.oshows.com.

Super Shuffle 5K set in Geneva WHAT: A race around Peck Farm Park. After the race, there will be a game-day party until 1 p.m. at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. This post-race celebration includes food, drinks, football tosses, cotton candy and more. All runners receive a participation medal and a free beverage voucher. Top male and female finishers will receive awards. WHEN: Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. WHERE: Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Drive, Geneva INFO: Day-of registration cost is $39. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks. org.

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Quinn targets jobs, minimum wage boost By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday delivered a State of the State address that laid out a five-year blueprint for jobs and economic growth. His plan addresses jobs, includes an early childhood initiative and calls for increasing minimum wage to $10 an hour and providing every worker in Illinois with at least two earned sick days. “By following the steps I have outlined today – creating more jobs, investing in our children from birth to 5 and helping more workers join the middle class – we can create a stronger economy than ever before and reform Illinois for the next generation,” Quinn said. State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, said

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the governor’s speech had a lot of rhetoric but lacked substance. “While I think much of what Gov. Quinn wants for the State of Illinois sounds nice, I have to wonder how he plans to make it a reality,” McConnaughay said in a written statement. “It also seemed to ignore some basic facts like Illinois having the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation.” State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, said he liked Quinn’s proposal to lower the

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LLC from $500 to $39 as a way to encourage entrepreneurs to start businesses. But Oberweis also echoed McConnaughay’s statements, saying Quinn had “nice-sounding statements” without much meat behind them. “We all want to help the middle class,” Oberweis said, “but it seems his policies hurt more than help the middle class.” State Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, said in a written statement that Quinn doesn’t seem to be able to reverse the

high unemployment and families and businesses that are leaving Illinois for states with lower taxes and better opportunities. “Today, the governor hit on a number of what he considers ‘popular themes,’ but he is continuing to miss what most families and employers throughout the state really want – to grow and prosper without the constant threat of new taxes,” Hatcher said. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce said in a news release that Quinn’s call for a higher minimum wage and mandated paid time off is frustrating to potential job creators. “The governor and many legislators want to embrace the rhetoric of helping small business with a ‘renewed focus’ but then turn around – in the very same speech – and call

8LOCAL BRIEFS STC Park District plans daddy, daughter dance ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District has planned a Daddy and Daughter Dance from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. on two Saturdays – March 1 and March 8 – at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charels. Dads with daughters, age 3 and older, will have a night filled with entertainment, dancing and refreshments. A special memento of the evening will be provided. A parent must be registered for this event, and one parent may accompany multiple children from the same household. The fee is $14 for residents and $21 dollars for nonresidents. Advance registration is required at www.stcparks.org.

Vineyard Church to feature guest speaker ELGIN – Laila Mickelwait, from anti-slavery organization Exodus Cry, will be the spe-

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cial guest speaker Feb. 9 at Vineyard Church of Elgin, 220 Division St., Elgin. The public is invited to come to the 10 a.m. worship service. For information, visit www. elginvineyard.com/events. Exodus Cry is an anti-slavery organization that works domestically and internationally to fight sexual slavery.

Harrison Street School talent show starts today GENEVA – Harrison Street School has planned its annual talent show from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today and Friday at the school, which is at 201 N. Harrison St., Geneva. There are 44 acts, so the school is spreading the event over two nights. Each night will have different acts. There will be participants from first through fifth grade, including singers, dancers, musicians, comedy, martial arts and more. For information, call 630-4633300.

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for policies that will certainly kill small business jobs,” the chamber said. “Just the threat of these policies is enough to make many small businesses put a halt to plans for hiring or capital investment.” Retailers, meanwhile, are urging the governor to focus on job creation. A representative with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association said in a written statement that raising the minimum wage would be “wholly irresponsible” and would lead to job cuts, likely affecting those ages 16 to 24. “The minimum wage is a floor, not a ceiling,” said Rob Karr, president and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. “It is a starting point where employees can acquire the necessary skills to advance and ultimately earn higher wages.”


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Weather History The temperature at La Junta, Colo., rose from 5 degrees on the morning of Jan. 30, 1991, to a high of 50 degrees in the afternoon. Pueblo, Colo., began the day at 2 degrees but ended up with a comfortable high temperature of 58 degrees.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS U of I holds workshop ST. CHARLES – The University of Illinois will host a two-day Hydroponic Production Workshop in St. Charles on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. This program will cover basic hydroponic principles and practices, and sessions will include both classroom and hands-on activities. The cost is $95 a person, with the option of adding a guest registrant for an additional $45. Topics include an overview of hydroponic production systems, greenhouse and high tunnel production, plant nutrition, water testing, fertilizers, pest management and information regarding specific crops. To register for or ask questions about the program in St. Charles, email shenning@ illinois.edu or call 630-584-7254. For information, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk.

Artwork competition starts GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, has announced the start of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from the 14th District. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for an entire year. Submitted artwork will be hung at Water Street Studios for a reception announcing the winners, so artwork should be ready to hang. Last year, Avie Churchwell of Geneva was chosen as the winner. Her winning piece, “Tea Party for One,” is currently one of those featured at www. house.gov/content/educate/ art_competition. Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be submitted to Rep. Hultgren’s district office by Friday, April 4. The district office is at 1797 W. State St., Suite A, in Geneva. For information, call Ruth Richardson in Hultgren’s office at 630-232-7104.

Workshop focuses on grandparents ST. CHARLES – University of Illinois Extension and Home and Community Education will be offering the workshop “Grandparents Have an Important Role in a Child’s Life” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Illinois Extension office, 535

S. Randall Road, St. Charles. This program discusses the important roles of a grandparent and strategies to enhance the relationship between grandparents and the grandchild, as well as the parents. This lesson will be presented statewide via the Web by a family life extension educator. The lesson is provided free of charge, but registration is required by Friday. To register, email the attendee’s name to jarmusz@illinois.edu or call 630584-6166. All are welcome to attend this program.

Sign up for Chick-fil-A event BATAVIA – Chick-fil-A, at 185 N. Randall Road, Batavia, will host a father and daughter event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Fathers and daughters are encouraged to enjoy dinner, conversation and activities. Every daddy-daughter pair will receive conversation starters and a take-home booklet called “Continuing the Conversation,” which provides ideas for questions that both dads and daughters can ask each other. Activities at participating restaurants include table-side service, limo rides, a visit from the Chick-fil-A mascot. Reservations are required. Visit www. daddydaughterdate.com to make a reservation. The event is free to attend, except for the cost of food.

Program seeks tutors ST. CHARLES – Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley is seeking volunteers to help teach English to adults who are waiting to learn. A four-session tutor training workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 11, 13, 18 and 20 at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Volunteers do not need to know a second language or have a teaching background to be effective. Volunteer tutors teach for one hour each week at a time and public location that is convenient. To register for the February workshop or for a future workshop, visit www.lvfv. org or call Peg Coker at 630-5844428. – Kane County Chronicle


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

January Event Join Us at Heritage Woods of Batavia!

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U of I Extension to offer workshop Tuesday ST. CHARLES – The University of Illinois Extension and Home and Community Education will be offering the workshop “Grandparents Have an Important Role in a Child’s Life” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Advance registration is required. This program discusses the important roles of a grandparent and strategies to enhance the relationship between grandparents and the grandchild, as well as the parents. This lesson will be presented statewide via the Web by a family life extension educator. The lesson is provided free of charge, but advance registration is required by Friday. To register, email the attendee’s name to jarmusz@illinois. edu or call 630-584-6166. If a special accommodation is needed to attend this program, please notify at registration. All are welcome to attend.

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Bird walk set for Saturday BATAVIA – Kane County Audubon has planned a bird walk for 8 a.m. Saturday at Nelson Lake/ Dick Young Forest Preserve, which is at 39W115 Main St., Batavia. Participants should meet in the parking lot by the silo on Nelson Lake Road. Contact leader Terry Murray with questions at 630-8963219.

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The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia offers a scholarship to enable girls who complete the sixth grade in June 2014 to explore the world of mathematics and science and their importance in many career fields. The scholarship covers a oneweek session in July. Math and Science Camp will be at a local university. Applicants must have permanent family residence for 12 months before the application deadline within the following school districts: Batavia Public School District 101, Burlington Community School District 301, Kaneland Community School District 302, St. Charles Community Unit School District 303, Geneva Community Unit School District 304 or Elgin School District Unit 46. This also includes private school students within the boundaries of the aforementioned public school districts that also meet the residency requirements. Applications for math camp scholarships must be submitted no later than Saturday. Awards are made in May for the July 2014 program. Applications are available online at www.zontawest-sgb.org. Questions regarding the camp can be directed to Laurie Perry, Zonta Scholarship Committee, at 630-402-0086 or laurieannperry@hotmail.com.

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

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Kane County seeks teens for junior board program By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com GENEVA – High school students wanting to get a flavor of county government have their chance. Kane County is working to launch a Junior Kane County Board, a new program Board Chairman Chris Lauzen hopes to begin within a month. “This is a great thing,” Lauzen said. The junior board is expected to meet about five times and will work on a project showing why it’s fun and rewarding to live, work and invest in Kane County, Lauzen said.

He said the final product could be a short video – up to 3 minutes long – that can be uploaded to YouTube. Meanwhile, the teens will learn about agendas, Robert’s Rules of Order and how governing agencies divide work by committees, Lauzen said. Essentially, he said, the junior board will mirror how the County Board operates and “learn by doing.” The junior board has the capacity for 72 teens – or three per county board district – but Lauzen said he would consider 20 participants a good start. Interested high school students should call Lauzen’s office at 630-232-5931 for in-

formation. The program will be overseen by a community outreach coordinator, Lauzen said. Last year, Cheryl Maraffio and Nick Scanlan were hired on a contract basis as community outreach coordinators. Lauzen said Wednesday that Scanlan’s contract hadn’t been renewed, and Maraffio resigned last week. Lauzen is working to fill those vacancies within the current budget, he said. He noted contributions to the junior board program – and not taxpayer dollars – will pay for items purchased for the group, such as food and T-shirts.

Planning begins for ‘Golfing for Good’ benefit KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Planning has started for the fourth annual “Golfing for Good” golf outing and dinner event benefiting Lazarus House and St. Charles Kiwanis Foundation at

Royal Fox Country Club, 4405 Royal and Ancient drives, St. Charles. It is set for June 2. The outing includes 18 holes of golf with games, lunch and goodie bags. Golfers and dinner guests will have an evening with Ron Onesti as emcee, sing-

er Jacque Miller, auctions, raffles and a buffet dinner and dessert. The St. Charles Kiwanis seeks sponsorships; contact Jill Hanses at 630-618-8002. To donate an auction or raffle item, contacts Darlene Riebe at 630587-2144.

8LOCAL BRIEF Norwegian League offers scholarships, prizes The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will. The first scholarship for $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has been accepted by a college or university. Also, a $100 cash prize will be awarded to a high school student in ninth through 11th grade, and a $50 cash

prize will be awarded to a student in fifth through eighth grade. Finally, a $25 cash prize will be awarded to a student in first through fourth grade. To qualify, older students must submit an original essay on a Norwegian topic, and the students in first through fourth grade must submit an original drawing depicting a Norwegian topic. Entries must be postmarked by March 1. For information, visit www. nnleague.org or contact Tom Maxson at 847-297-1656 or email tjmax@wowway.com.

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Impact of man’s 4th DUI conviction delayed 10 years By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com

• First conviction is a misdemeanor resulting in a minimum revocation of driving privileges for one year, two years if the driver is younger than age 21. • Second conviction is a misdemeanor resulting in a revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of five years if it occurs within 20 years of the first conviction. • Third conviction is a felony with a revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of 10 years. • Fourth conviction is a felony resulting in a lifetime revocation of driving privileges with no relief available.

Source: “2014 Illinois DIU Fact Book” from the Illinois “Secretary of State ago and is a deacon in the Lamplighter Bible Church in Roselle, helping others who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. Losing his license for life, he said, will affect his ability to support his family. If Kane County had notified the secretary of state in 2003 instead of in 2013, Geever said, he would have accepted a lifelong license revocation as a consequence of his actions. He said he would have moved to a city with better public transportation and looked for a different type of work. “When the gavel came down, I never should have gotten my license back,” Geever said. Dave Druker, a spokesman for the secretary of state, said a fourth DUI conviction is a life revocation in Illinois. The fact that the information did not reach the secretary of state until 10 years later does not change the situation, he said. “The state’s law does not allow the secretary of state any exceptions,” Druker said. “He is required to do this, to move on the revocation. On the positive side, we have a good relationship with the current Kane County clerk, and he is doing a very good job of getting records to us.” The current Kane County circuit clerk, Tom Hart-

well, said deputy clerks have worked their way through 2002 and are up to date. “We’ve got everything reported,” Hartwell said. “Our audit is complete.” Geever’s pastor, Paul Giersz, said he wants Geever to keep his driver’s license. Giersz said he wrote a letter to the secretary of state on Geever’s behalf, saying “Michael is one in a million, and I am asking that you grant him favor in regards to him keeping his driving privileges.” Giersz said his church has a recovery ministry called “Surrender and Win.” Geever sponsors several young men, meeting them at treatment centers and bringing them to church, Giersz said. “We have an incredible track record of taking people who are broken, bust-out drunks, and turning them into incredible people of society,” Giersz said. “Michael is one of those. ... He is the poster boy of someone who is transformed. I am a person with a past myself. I used to be ... like Michael.” Geever’s employer, Jon Romano of J&S Plumbing in Elk Grove Village, said Geever’s troubles are in the past, as far as he is concerned. “His act got cleaned up a while ago,” Romano said. “He is a consummate professional on a day-to-day basis.”

AURORA – James “Bill” Wyllie, 91, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. He was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Aurora, the son of James and Ruth (nee Kittell) Wyllie. He was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginnie” Wallman on Aug. 14, 1944, at Bethany Lutheran Church. Bill was a member of the DAV, VFW Post 1197, American Legion Post 504, Golden “K” Kiwanis and charter member of the Aurora Hunting and Fishing Club. He was a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and honored with four Purple Hearts. In 2009, Bill and his son traveled and participated in the veteran honor flight to Washington, D.C.

He is survived by Ginnie of Aurora; four children, William (Barbara) Wyllie, Ginger (Duke) Wahl, Carla (Dale) Seyller and James Wyllie; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Jacquelyn Pini and Joyce Limbaugh. The visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m., following the visitation. Memorial contributions can be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or visit www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Cheryl Kay Carlson: 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. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900. Mildred Jean Cave: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Commons at The Holmstad Retirement Community, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900. Bettye Frunzar: Private interment will be at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. A “celebration of life” will be Friday, June 13, at a location yet to be determined. Condolences to the family and memories shared may be forwarded to Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506. For information, call 630-897-9291. Jerry P. Perrone: A celebration

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Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@shawmedia.com. of life visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Carrie E. Petrie: A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St., Elburn. Arrangements are being handled through the care of Conley Funeral Home in Elburn. Walter ‘Wally’ Phillips Jr.: The visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn.

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ST. CHARLES – As the last of the missing driving under the influence and other serious driving infractions made their way from the Kane County Circuit Clerk to the Illinois Secretary of State, Glendale Heights resident Michael Geever got a rude awakening. When Deborah Seyller was circuit clerk, about onefourth of the driving infractions did not get sent electronically to the Illinois Secretary of State from 2002 Michael to 2008 because Geever of a computer glitch in the circuit clerk’s Jano system. Seyller did not discover the problem until 2009. Deputy clerks went back through thousands of records by hand to search for those that did not make it through – and then sent them, officials said. Geever’s fourth DUI conviction was among those that did not make it to Springfield until 2013. According to the secretary of state, Geever also was convicted of DUI in 1985, 1986 and 1990. “I actually went to prison on this charge,” Geever, 51, said. “I did everything I had to do. I got reinstated and my driving record is absolutely spotless now. I have not had a speeding ticket. I drive a company car as an outside sales rep.” A Dec. 4 letter from the secretary of state advised Geever that his driving privileges will be revoked for life beginning Feb. 1. Geever said he struggled with alcoholism for years, then turned his life around. He said he has been sober for six years now. He found a job, got married three years

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Positive financial reports for Kane County in 2013 By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Since joining the Kane County Board in 2008, member Drew Frasz said he hasn’t been accustomed to receiving positive financial reports regarding the county. So when Executive Finance Director Joe Onzick told the Finance/Budget Committee on Wednesday that fiscal 2013 ended with about $6.7 million more revenue than budgeted and spent about $2.1 million less than planned, Frasz had this reaction. “I’m not used to seeing good news,” said Frasz, R-Elburn. Board Chairman Chris Lauzen said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the unaudited numbers. “It’s a really good report,” he said.

Onzick said much of the overage in revenue was because of economically sensitive areas, including income tax revenue (about $2.7 million more than budgeted), sales tax revenue (about $1.4 million than budgeted) and building inspections and permit fees (about $261,000 more than budgeted). As for expenses, Onzick said, most departments within the general fund came under budget. Exceptions included the sheriff’s office by $166,891 – the expense of adult board and care was recorded there yet the budget was not – and the coroner’s office. It was over budget by $19,632 because of payroll accrual and greater salary and autopsy expenses than expected. Lauzen singled out the coroner’s office, noting Coroner Rob Russell spent about 20

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percent more than his predecessor, the late Chuck West. When the committee later reviewed the budget adjustment to account for repairs to the morgue freezer, Lauzen encouraged the use of safeguards on equipment, such as technology that would send an email in the event of a failure. For 2014, Onzick said the county is able to reduce the budgeted health insurance costs by nearly 10 percent for a cost savings of about $1.2 million. Savings also were realized in the reorganization of the development, facilities and environmental management departments, Onzick said. Savings amount to 3 percent compared to the former salary structure and 7 percent compared to what originally was budgeted, he said.

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Mothers’ Club is taking applications for the 2014 Sherry Costello Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship provides money to women who are earning college degrees to better support their families. The number of awards and amounts vary each year based on the availability of funds and the applicant pool, but amounts have ranged from $500 to $4,000. Scholarships will be paid directly to the recipient’s university or college for educational expenses. Awards are based on need and academic merit. Eligibility requirements include women with dependent children, financial need and residency in St. Charles or surrounding communities in the Fox Valley area. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. For an application, write to St. Charles Moth-

Scholarship Committee Chairperson; or visit www. stcharlesmothersclub.org. Completed applications must be received by April 1.

Group to host Trivia Bee ST. CHARLES – Literacy Volunteers for Fox Valley will host the 2014 Trivia Bee for Literacy, with a theme of “Downton A Bee.” The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 22 at the Q Center, 1405 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. Three-person teams will compete from reserved tables in the audience. Three rounds of answers will be tallied, and winners will be announced. To register a team, contact Peg at 630-584-4428 or peg@ lvfv.org. The registration fee is $400 a team. The questions will be inspired by historical events from 1912 to the early 1920s, the time period in which “Downton Abbey” takes place.

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Comedy show planned for Arcada Theatre ST. CHARLES – The DuKane Chapter of ABATE of Illinois has planned its fifth annual Laugh into Spring Comedy Show fundraiser for 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The event benefits the DuKane ABATE 28th Annual Toy and Food Run, Mutual Ground Inc. and St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. Everyone who attends is asked to bring nonperishable food to the show. There will be six comics onstage, and the CRS Band opens the show. Tickets are $12 in advance for general seating,

Retreat planned for February in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – An event, “Through the Looking Glass: Helping Recovering Women Make Sense of the Mayhem,” is set from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. Isie Brindley and Alice Miller, from Resolution Focused Consultants Inc., will host a half-day retreat exporing the feminine mystique and the challenge of balancing spiritual needs with the demands of family and community. Register online at www.ResolutionFocused. com or call 630-232-0921. This retreat is open to all women. Scholarships are available.

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ST. CHARLES – “Discovery Days” activities will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in February at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. The “Survival” program Feb. 1 and “Extinct is Forever” program Feb. 15 are free to the public; there is a $5 admission fee for the “Big Run Wolf Ranch” program Feb. 8 and the “Cold-Blooded Creatures” program Feb. 22. This year’s theme is the “Ex Files” – an extensive look at animals that used to call Illinois home. Visitors to the “Extinct is Forever” program Feb. 15 will be able to view a sample of mastodon fur and other displays that show types of animals that will never be seen again. For anyone who wants a chance to be in the same room as a live wolf, come to the Nature Center on Feb. 8 when the experts from Big Run Wolf Ranch will bring one of these embattled animals along to help explain what life is like today for wolves and coyotes and other threatened wildlife species. Survival strategies will be highlighted Saturday. Learn how to build a fire, make a shelter and find food and water and see how animals go about doing the same during winter’s cold climate. On Feb. 22, Bubba the 8-foot alligator returns with handler Jim Nesci and his other reptiles including a giant tortoise, lizards, and snakes. For information, visit www.stcnature.org.

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Batavia looks at forming cooperative grocery store By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Batavia plans to create a cooperative grocery store that would focus on providing whole, organic food that is locally produced. A community outreach meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., for the proposed Green Tomato Grocery. “We’re looking to see if this is something the community is interested in,” said Batavia 5th Ward Alderman Lucy Thelin Atac, who is a volunteer with the group. “We need to know that the community supports it.” As proposed, members of the community would be invited to be co-owners of the store. Saturday’s meeting will describe what a cooperative is and how it operates. “Our state really doesn’t

On the Web For more about the co-op and Green Tomato Grocery, visit www. greentomato.coop or the Green Tomato Grocery Facebook page. have a lot of them,” Atac said. “I’m looking for a healthy food source, and I would like to buy local food. I feel it’s healthier for you, and it’s fresher. And it’s better for the economy. We are trying to generate education and awareness.” The group still is in the organizational stage, she said. A location for the store has not been determined, Atac said. “We’re looking for more volunteers,” she said. Those who would like to learn more about the co-op and Green Tomato Grocery can visit www.greentomato. coop or the Green Tomato Grocery Facebook page.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Farm bureau plans Touch-a-Tractor event ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Farm Bureau has planned its ninth annual Touch-A-Tractor event from April 4 to 6. The hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. April 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 and 6. It will be on the front lawn of the bureau office at 2N710 Randall Road, St. Charles. The event benefits the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Kids can sit in the seat of an antique tractor, see modern farm equipment, participate in hands-on activities, ride pedal tractors, shell corn, see farm animals and enter for a free chance to win a pedal tractor. Bringing nonperishable food items to the event earns visitors an extra entry in the pedal tractor drawing. Food will be donated to a

local food pantry. Refreshments will be offered to help raise funds for the KCFB Foundation. The KCFB Foundation will sell tickets for the 2014 Winner’s Choice Raffle. Scholarship recipients for 2014 will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the event on April 6. For information, visit www. kanecfb.com or call 630-5848660 for details.

‘Geneva’s Got Talent’ auditions set for May 17 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.

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Semifinalists and finalists will perform on the Central Stage during the Swedish Days Festival, presented by Cadence Health. Rules and the application can be found at www. genevachamber.com/swedishdays.html. For information, call 630232-6060.

Military History Fest kicks off Friday ST. CHARLES – The Military History Fest is set for Friday to Sunday at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. 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 threeday adult pass and free for veterans and children 15 and younger. Visit www.militaryhistoryfest.com for information.

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Pet wellness clinics available in Aurora AURORA – Monthly pet wellness clinics return for 2014 at the city of Aurora’s Animal Control and Care Division. Just Animals, a local nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter, is providing vaccinations to dogs and cats, heartworm tests, discounted heartworm prevention medicine, feline immunodeficiency virus tests and microchipping for Aurora-area pet owners. The clinics are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine, at Aurora Animal Control, 600 S. River St., Aurora. The services are available by appointment only and can be arranged by calling Just Animals at 815-830-6568 and leaving a message. For information, call 630-2563630.

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Foodie 5K planned at Cantigny Park WHEATON – The Foodie 5K is set for 9 a.m. April 12 at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The event is a chip-timed fun run and walk to benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank. All ages are welcome. Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers in each age group. Participants will be invited to a post-event festival including music, food trucks and activities for kids sponsored by My Gym, as well as a special appearance by Ozzie of the Kane County Cougars. The cost is $30 for those registered by March 1, and $35 for those registered after that date. For information, visit www. SolveHungerToday.org/Foodie5K.

SPAY ILLINOIS to offer pet vaccine clinics AURORA – SPAY ILLINOIS will be offering pet vaccine clinics from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at Bark A Lounge at 657 S. Route 59, Aurora. The clinics are open to everyone and require no appointment. Debit and credit cards are accepted. Personal checks will not be accepted. Puppy packs and kitty packs also are available and include beginning vaccines for puppies and kittens. There is no exam fee to receive vaccines.

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ST. CHARLES – A new AARP driver safety course, “Smart Driver,” is set for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11 at Delnor Glen, 975 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. This program is designed for motorists age 50 and older and will help participants learn new laws for drivers that took effect Jan. 1, understand the effects of aging on driving, learn driving strategies that take into account the effects of aging, identify the most common crash situations faced by older adults, reduce the chances of having a crash, update their knowledge of today’s traffic laws, vehicles and other road users, and think about how they drive and identify when driving may no longer be safe. Those who complete this twoday course may be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. The cost for the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 630-4438220 to register.

Park District class, “Valentine Candy Bouquet,” is set from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. It is for ages 6 and older. Participants will arrange a sweet creation for gift giving or to use as the perfect party centerpiece. All supplies are included. The fee is $26 for residents and $39 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required at www.stcparks.org.

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OPINIONS What’s in a name? At least spell mine correctly I’m sure that you all have Saturday marked on your calendars, seeing as it’s the biggest holiday of the year. I will definitely be celebrating all day, but that might be because I have an obvious bias. No, Saturday isn’t my birthday, but it is an even better celebration – St. Brigid’s Day! St. Brigid’s Day is the feast day for the Celtic goddess Brigid, who was known for founding the first Irish convent and is a patron saint of Ireland. As a bonus, she had the power to turn milk into beer. (I would be the most popular kid at lunch if I could do that!) I feel as though St. Brigid – or any other Brigid, for that matter – and I are kindred spirits, because it sure is rough having a first name like ours. I’ve had an infinite

LIFE AT EAST Brigid Ackerman amount of encounters when others get my name wrong; we Brigids deserve way more than one day to celebrate us. Many people I encounter have trouble grasping the spelling of my name, but I honestly do not understand why, because it really isn’t that hard. You see, there are six stages to correcting the spelling of my name: 1. When people spell out my name, it only takes four letters for me to know that, inevitably, they are spelling it incorrectly. This is the time to politely say, “Dude, that’s not how I spell my name.” 2. I spell out my name for

them – B-R-I-G-I-D. 3. At this time, the offender will commence a miniature spaz-out because they simply cannot believe that they heard me correctly. 4. Again, I spell out my name, only twice as slow – B—R—I—G—I—D 5. I listen and nod as they spell my name back to me. 6. Then I go along with the friendly banter about how my name is so unusual and, therefore, automatically hard to spell. This happens because everyone seems to think my name is “Bridget,” which is wrong. They try to convince me that this is the “common” spelling of my name, but I’m not buying it. There are so many (wrong) variations of the name that I don’t think it’s accurate to designate just one as the “normal.”

What I cannot stand is how others can be so insensitive to the fact that they just butchered something as personal as my identity. One time, someone from our insurance company told my mom flat-out that I spelled my name wrong. More recently, a classmate – who, may I add, has a unique name – was asking me why she couldn’t find me on Google Drive. It turns out she didn’t realize that I spelled my name “differently,” which is funny because I haven’t ever changed the spelling of my name. What always gets me is when someone says, “That’s a name you don’t hear every day,” even though I literally do. My biggest disappointment, by far, is that I will never be able to buy myself one of the countless personalized trinkets that are sold in

airports. Because my name isn’t “Ben” or “Brianna,” I am always stuck with “#1 Kid,” a statement that would be true even if my name topped the popularity charts in the 1990s. All in all, I’m proud of my first name; it reminds me of my Irish heritage a little every day. I’d like to think that going through my own name problems makes me a little more eager to learn others’ names. If anyone would like any beer this Saturday, just bring a liter of milk and $5 to my house, and I’ll be open for business. • Brigid Ackerman is a senior at St. Charles East High School. She enjoys playing the trumpet, eating bread, and writing this column. She can be reached at editorial@ kcchronicle.com.

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Justice for criminals THE WASHINGTON POST Texas Gov. Rick Perry said last week that he favors decriminalizing marijuana in his state, which used to define lawand-order politics. In fact, Texas hasn’t been living up to its lock-’em-up reputation for a while now; it is one of many states that has been looking for safe ways to reduce the number of people behind bars – saving money and wasted lives. The nation is seeing a swing back from the excesses of the end of the last century, when seemingly every major politician had to propose harsh anti-crime policies to be taken seriously. The swing

is to the good. With crime rates down, leaders should take the political opportunity to reform the system – while not swinging too far in the other direction. The trick is to preserve public safety but eliminate the unnecessary costs and illogically punitive penalties that came with the get-tough approach. Not every pleasant-sounding reform will work. Many criminals deserve to be locked up, and that is expensive. Locking up criminals has been part of the explanation for lower crime rates. But that can’t justify mass incarceration. As states conducting reforms gain experience, others should follow their lead.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com NORTH AURORA – The village in April will begin offering a Community Emergency Response Team training course. The course is intended to teach participants how to better cope with the aftermath of a disaster by training them in

basic disaster response skills. Topics include disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization and course review and disaster simulation. The free course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings in the Community Room at

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the Community Parade. Applications can be picked up from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the North Aurora Police Department. Applications are available online at www.vil. north-aurora.il.us/forms.aspx. Questions about the program can be directed to North Aurora Police Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki at 630-897-8705, ext. 752.

AURORA – The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Israel has announced its fourth annual Chicken Soup lunch sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at 400 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. The event includes homemade chicken soup with matzo balls and noodles will be available at $8 a person for dine-in or takeout, and includes soup, salad and dessert. For information, call 630-8922450.

Teen writing workshop set at Batavia library BATAVIA – A “Teen Writing Workshop” will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Teens can sharpen their creative writing skills by doing a few basic exercises and can then share their work with others if they choose. The workshop is facilitated by Young Adult librarian Christine Edison. Registration is not required. For information, call 630-8791393, ext. 200.

Cinema to participate in ‘Kids Dream’ film series ELGIN – Marcus Elgin Cinema will participate in the annual “Kids Dream” film series, which will feature $2 for kid-friendly showings at the theater, 111 S. Randall Road, Elgin. Movies will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays. “Despicable Me 2” will be shown Saturday and Sunday. “Turbo” will be shown Feb. 8 and 9. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” will be shown Feb. 15 and 16. “Smurfs 2” will be shown Feb. 22 and 23. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” will be shown March 1 and 2. “Free Birds” will be shown March 8 and 9. For information, visit www.marcustheatres.com.

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Kindergarten registration set KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1 may be registered for kindergarten in St. Charles School District 303 on Tuesday, according to a district news release. Parents should register their child at the elementary school where children in their area currently attend

kindergarten. Registration times are as follows: • 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Bell-Graham, Corron, Ferson Creek, Lincoln, Munhall, Norton Creek, Wasco and Wild Rose • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Anderson • 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. for Davis and Fox Ridge Families must provide a certified copy of the child’s

original county-issued birth certificate; two documents as proof of residency; and their parcel identification number. All-day kindergarten and half-day kindergarten will be available. The all-day program is tuition-based. Information about tuition will be available before Wednesday. Click on the “For Parents” tab at district.d303.org for registration information.

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MAPLE PARK – In February, Kaneland School District 302 will be conducting the district’s first parent satisfaction survey. Between Feb. 6 and Feb. 18, parents will be asked to complete a satisfaction survey to help identify school strengths and areas for improvement. The survey was designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the district in the areas of teaching and learning, school climate, communication, technology and overall fulfillment of the Kaneland CUSD 302 mission to graduate all students college, career and community ready. Parents may complete the first annual Parent Satisfaction Survey online. A link to the survey will be sent to all parents on Feb. 6 and will be available at www.

the North Aurora Fire Protection District. After the conclusion of the course, attendees who successfully complete it may apply to volunteer on the village’s CERT team. CERT volunteers may be asked to assist first responders during disasters, other emergencies, or planned events such as North Aurora Days or

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the North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway, beginning April 1 and ending May 13. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Preference for admission into the course will be given to North Aurora residents. The course is co-sponsored by the Kane County Office of Emergency Management and

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BEAUTY Geneva resident shares Alaskan experience By SARAH VETTER editorial@kcchronicle.com

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here are many among us who struggle daily to find a sense of purpose and a clear direction in life. We may wonder what road we should travel down next. But not Jim Robertson of Geneva. He’s found his special place in life, and now his mission is to share it with others. It was more than 20 years ago when a friend Jim Robertson invited Robertson, who then owned a storage-solutions company, to join a group traveling to Alaska. He may have been a city boy from the South Side of Chicago, but he always enjoyed the outdoors and being in nature. “I got off the plane in Anchorage, turned around and saw the Chugach Mountains,” Robertson said. “I was immediately taken by this place, hooked by its beauty and power. It’s just magical.” He’s been sharing that magic for the last five years as a professional Alaskan adventure guide and a certified life coach with his company, More to Your Life. Robertson leads his own eight- or nine-day tours in and around Valdez, Alaska, with small groups looking to truly experience the place. The trips, offered from June 15 to Sept. 15, can be modified according to what people most want to see and do, but Robertson’s typical tour usually

Geneva resident Jim Robertson is pictured at Prince William Sound in Valdez, Alaska. Robertson owns More to Your Life Alaska vacations tours. Photo provided

Book your tour Geneva resident Jim Robertson, a professional Alaskan adventure guide, currently is booking tours for this summer. Check out Robertson’s website, www.moretoyourlife.com, or call 630841-0925 for more information and photography from his previous adventure trips. includes hiking on glaciers, whitewater rafting, kayaking trips, camping, looking for bears, and reeling in some massive fish. The trips are not for people who

want to do a drive-by or see Alaska while cruising along on a ship – it’s for those who want to reach out and touch it, Robertson said. “I watch these older folks come in on the buses,” said Robertson. “It’s like they’re finally getting to Alaska. But by the time they get here, they can’t do anything.” That’s why his company motto is – If not now, when? Jim Fowler of St. Charles booked a trip with sons Dustin and Simon, daughter Randi, and his brother Mike Fowler, along with his daughter, Alexis. “King salmon fishing was the bomb!” Jim Fowler wrote in an email about the trip. “Many of the fish were over 30 pounds, and Randi got the monster catch of 42 pounds.” Jim Fowler also enjoyed the other-worldly experience of kayaking into Prince William Sound among the floating icebergs. Alexis Fowler loved sharing stories and dinners and desserts around the

fire while camping in the Alaskan wilderness. “We could not have asked for better guides, chefs and accommodations on our trip, which absolutely was one of the best adventures and vacations that any of us had ever been on,” she said. Above all, Robertson wants to get people outdoors to share his appreciation and profound respect for the transformative power of nature. “Nature is perfect,” he said. “It has no agenda, no jealousy; it has no drive to be rich or use people. It’s indifferent to your presence and will do whatever it’s going to do. I think, personally, anybody who goes up to Alaska comes back different in some way.” For the Fowlers, the Alaska adventure was one they’ll never forget – not only because of what they saw and did. “The most important highlight of our trip was being there as a family, taking in this magnificent experience and breathtaking views together,” Jim Fowler said.


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MILITARY HISTORY FEST WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday,

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WHERE: Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: The Military History Fest includes military vehicles, encampments from all eras, music,

dancing, seminars and workshops. The cost is $20 for a one-day adult pass and $30 for a three-day adult pass. Admission is free for veterans on Friday, and children ages 15 and younger will be admitted free every day of the event. For information, visit www.militaryhistoryfest.com.

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WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: The Musical Box is a French-Canadian tribute to the Peter Gabriel-era of Genesis. The concert includes costumes, lighting, stage crew, video slides and in-between song banter from the original band. The Musical Box will try to emulate the Genesis concert-going experience of the ’70s during the show. Tickets start at $39. For tickets and information, visit www. oshows.com.

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Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin COST/INFO: At the ninth annual Black History Family Festival, attendees will learn about how African-Americans successfully contributed to American war efforts. The event also will include a presentation by the Tuskegee Airmen, the black Americans who fought for freedom as pilots during World War II. For information, call 847-742-2411 or visit www. gailborden.info.

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WHEN: Race starts at 10 a.m. WHERE: Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Drive,

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COST/INFO: The Kane County Cougars will host a job fair

COST/INFO: The annual Super Shufle 5K will feature a

for prospective seasonal employees. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop by at any time during the three-hour session to complete an application. Positions available for the 2014 season include concession-stand staff, picnic servers, beer servers, suite attendants and bartenders. Applications are available at www.kccougars.com or at the Cougars’ administrative ofice at the ballpark. For information, call 630-232-8811.

post-race game-day party that includes food, drinks, a football toss and cotton candy. The game-day party will take place at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Attendees should wear game-day colors. The cost is $34 for pre-registered racers and $39 for day-of registration. To register or for information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www. genevaparks.org.

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Chez Moi’s Croque Madame ($9) consists of a grilled ham and Gruyere cheese sandwich with Bechamel sauce topped with a fried egg. Sandwiches come with a salad or fresh fruit.

Escape to Parisian café at Chez Moi GENEVA – While the frigid cold swirled around outside, I was warming up with a hot vanilla latte, seated at a dainty table for two in a Parisian-style café – the perfect escape from a whirlwind of a winter and just what I needed to see me through the rest of the work day. The escape – Chez Moi. Chez Moi, which loosely translates to “my place” or “at home” in French, is a cutesy enclave in downtown Geneva that recently celebrated its two-year anniversary. Its owner, operator, designer and executive chef Beth Simone Cull studied at the Cordon Bleu Culinary School. According to the Chez Moi website, Cull still travels back to France when she can, but – instead – brought a “slice of Paris a bit closer to home.” Chez Moi is primarily a breakfast and lunch joint. It can cater to the early morning on-the-go crowd and dine-in clientele. Menu items include breakfast sandwiches, ham-and-cheese croissants, crepes, French toast, galettes, quiches, sandwiches and salads. For the caffeine cravings, Chez Moi satisfies with an assortment of specialty drinks, espressos and cappuccinos, using coffee from PapaNicholas Coffee in Batavia.

The beautifully-plated Fresh Deviled Eggs at Chez Moi in Geneva ($3) come with three halves and a few pieces of fruit. My dining companion said she was happy to peruse a menu that offers items not easily found in the Fox Valley. Walking through the heavy, steel grey curtains leading into the dining room, my dining companion and I were pleasantly surprised by the eatery’s inviting and “cute” decor. The exposed brick, ornate chandeliers and antique copper ceiling tile gave the room a vintage-chic feel. Seemingly, the front part of the restaurant’s interior is made to look like an outdoor café with light

from outside streaming in; outdoor café-style chairs; chalkboards reading the day’s specials; and a dessert display case for carry-out traffic. The elongated dining room devoid of windows is seemingly the “indoor” portion of the restaurant. It’s slightly more decorous and equipped with a bar (serving beer and wine) at the back of the room. We sat at the café portion of the restaurant because at 12:30 p.m. last Thursday the place was packed.

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Nutty nuns deliver laughs in ‘Nunsense’ nun’s light-hearted humor. At the beginning of the show, which included audience parST. CHARLES – Fox Valley ticipation, a discernible sense of Catholic pride encapsulated Repertory’s production of “Nunsense” features five nuns the room. But the nuns reel it in during the rest of the show, behaving badly and having a where lightly poking fun at sinfully fun time doing it. the Catholic tradition becomes The story follows the five its very essence. Sisters of Hoboken, who – afDan Goggin, who launched ter discovering 52 fellow nuns the play in 1985 after first are accidentally poisoned by the cook, Sister Julia, Child of creating a popular line of flippant, nun-centric greeting God – stage a variety show to cards, was a seminarian and raise funds for the burials of the four remaining dead nuns student of Marywood Dominthat are temporarily taking up ican Sisters. With that said, he had ample material from residence in the freezer. which to draw for the musical The setting of the variety comedy “Nunsense.” show is Mount Saint Helen’s The show involves tongueSchool, where the eighthin-cheek dialogue, tart quips grade class is getting ready to do its production of “Grease” – and silly dancing routines, as well as a bit of ballet, puppeor as the Sister says, “Vaseteering and tap. line.” With the tap-tastic “42nd The stars of “Nunsense” Street” on stage at the Parinclude head nun and former amount Theatre in Aurora, circus performer Sister Mary the “Nunsense” tap routine, Regina (played by Patti Roeder of Oak Park, who is making set to the song “Tackle That Temptation with a Time Step,” her debut performance with pales in comparison, but a Fox Valley Rep); Sister Mary Hubert (played by Missy Agu- well-timed comment referencing the Paramount show gives ilar in her first show at Fox Valley Rep); the spotlight-seek- the nuns’ tap-routine a more sarcastic undertone. ing, streetwise nun Sister Roeder (Sister Mary Regina Robert Anne (played by Jane – also known as Mother SuBrewer, who is celebrating her 41st year of performing in perior ) provides the comedy chops throughout the show, musicals); wannabe ballerina but scores points “higher” Sister Mary Leo (played by than the rest in a scene where Kristine Burdi of Wheeling); she accidentally sniffs an and Sister Amnesia (played inhalant and proceeds to relinby Monica Szaflik in her Fox quish claims to any filter the Valley Rep debut). nun may have once had. Anyone who grew up Catholic or attended Catholic See NUNS, page 20 school will appreciate the

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Missy Aguilar (Sister Mary Hubert, from left), Patti Roeder (Sister Mary Regina) and Monica Szaflik (Sister Amnesia) perform a baking scene in “Nunsense, which runs through March 9 at the Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.


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College celebrates Black History Month with events PLANIT KANE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com ELGIN – Elgin Community College will host a series of events and activities throughout February during its celebration of Black History Month. This year’s theme, “African American History: Our Stories,” will be the focus of the monthlong celebration. The kickoff event will take place Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Subsequent events will take place at ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For information, call the Office of Student Life at 847-214-7425.

The following is a partial list of events during the Black History Month celebration: Gail Borden Library’s Black History Family Festival With the theme “Honoring Our Heroes; Contributions of African American Veterans,” participants will learn about how African-Americans successfully contributed to American war efforts. The event will include a presentation by the Tuskegee Airmen, the black Americans who fought for freedom as pilots during World War II. In addition to the discussions and lectures, the event also will feature the experiences of African-American veterans and a host of other interactive programs. The event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Gail Borden Library. BHM kick-off celebration Stop by the Jobe Lounge and enjoy an afternoon celebration of motivational and informational speakers, food, music and other festivities. The celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Jobe Lounge in Building B at ECC. Military involvement Join Dr. Wes Scott from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, as he leads an intriguing lecture and discussion about the history, struggles and triumphs about past and present African-Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces. The lecture will take place in the Alumni/Heri-

• NUNS Continued from page 19 She teams physical comedy, with a Rolodex of jokes and puns delivered through raucous laughter and childish enthusiasm. Szaflik (Sister Amnesia) flexes her vocal muscles with “So You Want to Be a Nun,” when she delivers spot-on puppeteering and vocal prowess. A touch of seriousness kicks off Act II, when Sister Robert Anne (Brewer) passionately belts out the ballad “Growing Up Catholic,” which adds an element of melan-

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Elgin Community College will host a screening of Michael Roemer’s “Nothing but a Man” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 14, in celebration of Black History Month. tage Room of Building B. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2014 and Wellness Event National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among blacks in the U.S. and across the diaspora. ECC is sponsoring confidential HIV screening and a resource table on sexually transmitted infections. The open-door clinic is providing the HIV screening and resource table. In addition, a nursing department will be conducting blood pressure screenings and educating the public about prevalent issues. The wellness event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Room F121 of Building F. Michael Roemer’s “Nothing but a Man” screening “Nothing but a Man” is about a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town’s preacher’s daughter and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early 1960s. The screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 14, in Room H141 of Building H.

To see ECC’s complete list of February events in celebration of Black History Month, visit www.planitkane. com.

cholic depth and heart to the otherwise irreverent song and dance numbers. Although, the serious tone doesn’t last long, as the very next number is “We’ve Got to Clean Out The Freeze,” referencing the need to remove the four dead nuns housed in the freezer. The show ends on a high (no pun intended) with “Holier Than Thou,” by Sister Mary Hubert (Aguilar), who uses an incantation of a Baptist minister in the deep South to give the song soul. By the show’s end, you can’t help but love all of the Sisters in all of their dysfunctional grace.

If you go What: ‘Nunsense’ Where: Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 9. Special performances will take place at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 23; and 2 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and March 6. Tickets: 630-584-6342 or www. ticketmaster.com Online: www.foxvalleyrep.org

• MYSTERY Continued from page 19 We started with the Deviled Eggs ($3), three halves that came with a couple pieces of fruit. The deviled eggs tasted fresh and the filling gave the egg a salty, textured creaminess. My dining companion ordered the Croque Madame ($9), a grilled ham and Gruyere cheese sandwich with Bechamel sauce and topped with a fried egg. Sandwiches come with a salad or fresh fruit. She also ordered the Diabolo Menthe, a lemon-lime soda with shot of mint syrup. My companion thoroughly enjoyed the Croque Madame, and said her “sandwich was If you go flavorful and filling,” and that “the egg on What: Chez Moi top was a great way to tie the meat, bread and Where: 415 W. State cheese of the sandwich St., Geneva together.” Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 I ordered the p.m. Monday through Galette ($9-$10) – a Saturday (closed traditional French Sunday) savory crêpe made Phone: 331-248-0654 with buckwheat (gluOnline: chezmoigeneten-free) and topped with a dollop of crème va.com fraîche. The filling I chose was the sausage, egg, apples, arugula, smoked Mozzarella and balsamic glaze. You can substitute the buckwheat crepe for flour, which I recommend doing as the flavor of the buckwheat isn’t necessarily as appealing as flour to the American palate. The organic, earthy taste of the buckwheat crepe overpowered much of its filling. We ended the meal with the Chocolate Bread Pudding ($4.50). Warm, sweet and savory, the bread pudding had a chocolate-sauce drizzle that added a hint of bitterness to the sugar component. Other notable menu items include the Breakfast Soup ($6), a chicken-broth based soup with bacon bits, crispy croutons and a poached egg; Crepes ($7) of the sweeter and more traditional variety, served with Nutella and/or banana or fresh berries and chantilly or cinnamon, sugar and toasted almonds; an Assorted Cheese Platter ($25) to sample with wine; Roasted Squash Salad ($10); and Quiche ($10) with salmon, arugula, Gruyère cheese and balsamic glaze. Chez Moi also hosts an array of special events throughout the year, including wine tastings and public cooking classes. For example, the French eatery will host a cupcake-decorating and chocolate-truffle making class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. For $25 a person, attendees can enjoy a glass of wine and assorted small plates while decorating. (Reservations are required.) My escape to Paris via Chez Moi proved a success and an experience that I undoubtedly will be duplicating. Until next time, bon appétit!

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St. Charles East wrestling remains focused after winning six individual titles at the Upstate Eight Conference meet Saturday. This and more in this week’s prep wrestling insider. PAGE 27

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NO DOUBT GENEVA GIRLS BASKETBALL DOMINATES NONCONFERENCE OPPONENT, FENWICK, IN ITS 66-36 VICTORY AT HOME. PAGE 22 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Geneva’s Sidney Santos (center) heads up court with the ball during the Vikings’ home game against Fenwick on Wednesday night in Geneva. Geneva won, 66-36.

SOARING INTO THE RANKINGS St. Charles North graduate and Lewis sophomore center Kyle Nelson (left) is pushing the Flyers into the top 25 of the Division II men’s basketball rankings and to the top of the conference. PAGE 23

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‘WE JUST KEPT PUSHING’ Vikings blitz Friars from start of game By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Geneva received a single vote in this week’s Class 4A Associated Press girls basketball poll, a likely reputation pick given the absence of archrival and two-time Viking conqueror Batavia. Wednesday’s 66-36 thumping of traditional power Fenwick might just sway a few more folks, injured Friars or not. While Fenwick (8-15) played without Creighton-bound senior point guard Jade Owens – whose recent return from an early-season ankle injury has stalled – Geneva harassed any other potential scoring options on the perimeter and under the boards. That often led to great looks the other way for Geneva (16-5), which led, 40-9, at the break. Vikings freshman center Grace Loberg had a double-double by halftime en route to 12 points and 13 rebounds. Janie McCloughan (20 points) and Morgan Seberger (11) also finished in double figures. “We started from the tip and we did a great job coming out,” Geneva senior guard Sidney Santos said. “We knew that they were a good team, and we just kept pushing, which is something that we usually don’t do. We usually settle if we’re up 10. Tonight, we kept pushing and showed ourselves.” Vikings coach Sarah Meadows substituted liberally down the stretch. Junior reserve guard Courtney Reynolds provided a key early spark by drilling each of her three 3-point attempts in the first half. “One time, the net barely even moved,” Meadows said. “It just, like, vooom [went in]. It was cool.” Typically an up-tempo attack, Fenwick struggled to counter with any rhythm from the outset while shooting 4 for 26 (15 percent) in the first half. The Friars went without a field goal for the game’s first 6:11, when Maya Garland struck from the inside. “We haven’t shot well in the last month,” Fenwick coach Dave Power said. Owens, Santos’ Midwest Elite AAU teammate, likely would have made a difference, although Geneva’s recent work on extending its 2-3 zone looked formidable, too. “The second we got in the gym and Jade wasn’t dressing, we kind of figured she was out,” Santos said. “She’s a huge component to their team. She’s a huge

Men’s college basketball Cincinnati at Louisville, 6 p.m., ESPN Florida at Mississippi St., 6 p.m., ESPN2 Providence at Marquette, 6 p.m., FS1 Indiana at Nebraska, 7 p.m., BTN Bryant at Robert Morris, 7 p.m., ESPNU Purdue at Michigan, 8 p.m., ESPN UCLA at Oregon, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Saint Mary’s (Cal.) at San Diego, 9 p.m., ESPNU Pro basketball Cleveland at New York, 7 p.m., TNT L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 9:30 p.m., TNT Women’s college basketball Penn State at Purdue, 5 p.m., BTN Boxing Super welterweights, Eddie Gomez (15-0-0) vs. Daquan Arnett (11-0-0); champion Luis Collazo (34-5-0) vs. Victor Ortiz (29-4-2), for WBA International welterweight title, at New York, 8 p.m., FS1

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Grace Loberg of Geneva (right) looks to shoot during a home game against Fenwick on Wednesday night in Geneva. Loberg finished with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Vikings’ 66-36 nonconference victory. factor.” Geneva returns to Upstate Eight Conference River Division play for the rest of the regular season, hosting Streamwood on Saturday night before a three-game road trip to Larkin, Elgin and St. Charles North. Even if the Vikings win out, they’ll need help to earn their fourth straight UEC River title. Batavia is 8-0 in conference play, including a season sweep of Geneva, which could get a shot at revenge in next month’s Class 4A Batavia

Regional. Other than the 30-point margin of victory, the most prideful thing the Vikings will take from Wednesday is their hot start. The team had sputtered in stretches to begin some recent games, and used its defense to get ahead and stay there. “As a team, we kind of feel like we haven’t quite been there as well as we can be, so we’ve been working a lot on our defenses,” McCloughan said. The focus shifts to running and scoring after that. Ideally, it all adds up.

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys basketball: Larkin at St. Charles East, 7:15 p.m.; St. Charles North at Elgin, 7:15 p.m.; Kaneland at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Aurora Central Catholic at Nazareth, 7:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Westminster, 7 p.m.; Chicago Christian at Rosary, 7 p.m. Girls gymnastics: UEC Championships at Neuqua Valley, 6 p.m.


ON CAMPUS Dennis D. Jacobs after knocking off a pair of top 10 teams – No. 9 Southern Indiana (73-63) and No. 7 Bellarmine (76-68) – in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. “I think this is the best conference in Division II basketball,” Nelson said. “I really do believe that. We always have at least four or five nationally-ranked teams.” He noted that Bellarmine won the national title three years ago. The league schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Flyers this week. They travel tonight to 10th-ranked Indianapolis (15-2). “We’re playing nationally-ranked teams about every week,” Nelson said. The only two losses for Lewis came on the road at league rivals Maryville (Mo.) and Wisconsin-Parkside. “You don’t want that blemish on your record,” Nelson

said. “You see that record and it looks good. You don’t want that pimple on there.” Nelson scored 12 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the field and grabbed six rebounds in Jan. 23’s home win against Southern Indiana. He’s averaging 8.1 points and 3.5 rebounds a game while shooting 59 percent from the floor. “Honestly, I feel like I’ve played below my standards so far,” he said. “I’ve been in a little bit of a slump, but I’m coming out of it.” Nelson understands his role with the team. He doesn’t stray far from the post. He’s tried only one shot from beyond the 3-point arc this season. He said the Flyers have outstanding guards and forwards. “If I can just be a threat and take some of the pressure off them, we’re going to win a lot of games,” he said. “Those guys are talented out there on the perimeter. … I’ve just got to do what I know I can do.”

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St. Charles North graduate and Lewis University sophomore center Kyle Nelson (center) battles for control of the ball during Saturday’s win over then-No. 7 Bellarmine in Romeoville.

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Kyle Nelson and the rest of the Lewis University men’s basketball team are having an outstanding season, but the 6-foot-7 sophomore center from St. Charles North hasn’t forgotten his roots. “How are the North Stars doing?” he asks during a phone interview. We talk briefly about North’s season to date, including a triple-overtime loss to Simeon in which Alec Goetz scored 36 points. Kyle Nelson “I love Alec,” Nelson said. “He’s like a little brother to me.” Nelson also has plenty of love for his current teammates. The Flyers (15-2) are ranked 17th in the latest NCAA Division II rankings. “This team I’m with right now has probably one of the best chemistries I’ve ever seen,” Nelson said. Lewis moved up a couple spots in the ratings this week

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Immovable object vs. irresistible force at Super Bowl XLVIII NEW YORK – As Super Bowl matchups go, it doesn’t get much better than Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. For starters, you’ve got the two best teams in the NFL without question as this is just the second time in the past 20 seasons that both the NFC’s and AFC’s top seeds have advanced to the title game. Perhaps more impressive, this is just the fifth Super Bowl in history and the first since the New York Giants played the Buffalo Bills after the 1990 season that the NFL’s top scoring team, Denver with 606 points has faced the leagues number one scoring defense, Seattle with 231 points allowed. It gets better. This is just the second time in Super Bowl history the league’s top team in total offense, Denver – 7,317 total yards, 457.3 a game has faced the top defense, Seattle allowing just 4,378 total yards, 273.6 a game. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said, “It’s historically as hard as it gets. It can’t get any tougher. They’ve done everything – broken every major

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record in the throwing game, points and everything. Peyton’s (Manning) been extraordinary. He’s had the year that everyone would dream to have. We’re up against it.” Broncos head coach John Fox knows he’s got his hands full as well. “I think for the fans, it’s an incredible matchup,” Fox said. “Watching them (Seattle) and knowing Pete Carroll for many years, I’ve got the utmost respect. They’ve done a lot in a short period of time. I think it’s a tribute to their personnel people. Their whole team has done a heck of a job.” Those Seahawk personnel folks Fox complimented found six Pro Bowlers, including three of the four starting defensive backs in Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary, Richard Sherman;

Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. They will anchor the key matchup in the game versus Denver Pro Bowlers Manning, guard Louis Vasquez, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, tight end Julius Thomas, former Pro Bowl wideout Wes Welker, Eric Decker and running back Knowshon Moreno. It’s almost impossible to remember a team with more weapons on offense than the record-setting Broncos. But don’t discount Seattle’s offense led by a few Pro Bowlers of its own – center Max Unger, running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson. Lynch is the only player in the NFL to rush for more than 1,000 yards and score at least 10 touchdowns in each of the past three seasons. Wilson has won 27 games as a starting quarterback in the NFL, including three playoff games and is trying to join Kurt Warner and Ben Roethlisberger as the only quarterbacks in history to win a Super Bowl in his first or second season.

Upon arriving in New Jersey, Manning said of Wilson, “I met Russell Wilson, believe it or not, when I was visiting the Broncos. I believe it was after I signed with the Broncos. They were having players come in for visits before the draft. I was actually in the film room watching some tape, and someone brought Russell in. I had a chance to shake his hand. I wished him luck and told him I enjoyed watching his college career.” Wilson knows he had a brush with greatness and seems to understand his place in the QB matchup. “They have an unbelievable quarterback in Peyton Manning. I have so much respect for him and what he’s done over his entire career. He deserves all of the credit. He’s an unbelievable quarterback and human being. “Just the energy in this area right now, in New Jersey. All of you guys (media) here in the New York area, it’s going to be a great scene. It’s going to be a great game. It’s going to be a battle to the end and I’m really looking forward to that game.”

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lem, Robinson recovered quickly. But he needed time to regain the weight he’d lost and work himself back into shape. Interest from the Giants and Titans dried up while Robinson prepared to play again. He was thinking retirement when the Seahawks suffered injuries to both the fullbacks who’d replaced him, including teammate Derrick Coleman, and asked him to come back after Week 7. “Michael Robinson was a great team member for us but was really sick and he lost his chance to make the team,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll explained on Media Day. “But he got well and, when we had the opportu-

nity, we didn’t hesitate for a moment to get him back because of all of the intangibles he brings.” As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, All Pro running back Marshawn Lynch rarely speaks to the media but he did say this about Robinson’s return. “He’s a mentor for me,” Lynch said. “He’s got a lot of knowledge about the game. He plays with passion. That’s something I can identify with and that’s my boy.” Robinson is eloquent in describing what being back means to him. “You take for granted the opportunity to be able to put on that jersey and strap up that helmet,” Robinson said. The guys on defense know what Robinson means to the club as well. “When you see that guy’s neck and how thick he is and how muscular he is, he has muscles in his nose, everywhere,” safety Earl Thomas said. “He lets Marshawn do what he

does. Obviously, he doesn’t get a lot of credit but he’s a Pro Bowler and he’s very valuable to this team.” If his illness had ended Robinson’s career, he was ready. As a quarterback at Penn State, Robinson was Academic All Big Ten three times and the conference offensive player of the year his senior season. He also holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in advertising and public relations and the other in journalism, and he already has several business interests outside the game. But to have come from near death at the beginning of the season to paying in the Super Bowl this Sunday, Robinson is very clear about how he feels. “This just means the world to me,” he said. • Hub Arkush covers the Bears and pro football for Shaw Media. Write to him at harkush@shawmedia.com.

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the NCAA-NAIA Challenge last weekend. She finished the 60-meter dash in 8.10 seconds and the 200 dash in 26.45. Additionally, she was part of the Spartans’ 800 relay team that placed first and set a school record with a time of 1:47.89.

Rosary grad honored by Midwest Conference Carroll University’s Breann Maryanski was named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week after leading the Pioneer women’s basketball team

to a pair of league victories two weeks ago. Maryanski, a Rosary graduate, converted 15 of 20 field goal attempts to help the Pioneers to victories over Beloit College (76-37) and Knox College (9278). She scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds in the win over Beloit, then contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds in the victory over Knox. Against the Prairie Fire, Maryanski also added three blocks and four steals. – Kane County Chronicle

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IN THE GROOVE ST. CHARLES EAST What happened: East repeated as Upstate Eight Conference champion Saturday, scoring 224 team points to defeat runner-up Neuqua Valley (195) and the rest of the 14-team field.

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recently placed third at the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet – marks East’s final competition before regionals. Athletes are looking forward to re-charging their batteries after that. “Whenever you’re out competing, you always feel a little tired,” Mende said. “But staying fit in the room, running on cold days, whatever it may be, just putting in the extra work really helps.”

we’ll find the happy medium and have both.” Senior 285-pounder Justin Diddell delivered Kaneland’s lone individual title. Diddell, 32-7 entering Friday’s road dual against Batavia, earned falls in each of his three bouts as he continues to move effectively from the bottom. “You get 285 pounds of Justin on there and it’s tough to get him off of you,” Jahns said.

junior who was runner-up at 195. “Noah wrestles very similar to the way that I do, in that we will just sit there and duke it out and duke it out and duke it out and hand fight for positions,” McKeehan said. “And we will wait very patiently for an opportunity to do something. It makes it very difficult for both him and I.” Those encounters are quite the contrast to what transpired when McKeehan Confident Diddell He appreciates met Mickey Watson, a 2013 boosts Knights it, everyone Batavia graduate now playKaneland coach Monty Batavia senior Connor ing rugby at Missouri. Jahns called the Knights’ McKeehan beamed about “We would literally, sixth-place finish at a landmark Saturday at the legitimately battle. It was Saturday’s Northern Illinois UEC meet that saw him win like a street fight,” McKBig 12 meet at Sterling “re- an individual title at 220 eehan said. “We beat the spectable,” adding it about and earn Ed Washington [crud] out of each other, was the position the group Sportsmanship Award and it was great for me last anticipated for itself. honors. year. I attribute much of “We probably have a Among the people my success last year and better dual team than a McKeehan would have my sophomore year to the tournament team,” Jahns thanked had their been such ability that that kid has.” said. “Last year, it was the a platform: chief practice – Kevin Druley, opposite. At some place, partner Noah Frazier, a kdruley@shawmedia.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Watch out for Batavia’s big guys. And the rest of the team. Nate Kearney (182), Noah Frazier (195), Connor McKeehan (220) and Dylan Uzumecki (285) finished no worse than third place at the UEC tournament, with McKeehan winning an individual title.

That run helped close out a solid tournament for the program, which has matured very quickly this winter. We’ll see how that translates in the state series. • You can respond at kcchronicle. com/ blogs/sly.

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Batavia’s Noah Frazier wraps up West Chicago’s John Garcia in their 195-pound semifinal Saturday at the Upstate Eight Conference meet in Elgin.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Geneva’s younger wrestlers are rounding into form. Among the highlights was freshman Jordan Soto, who improved to 21-14 with a seventh-place finish at 138 pounds. Soto defeated St. Charles North sophomore Jake Chantos – a nemesis from earlier in the tournament and in their IKWF days – in his final bout.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Which conference comes out ahead in a mini Upstate Eight-Northern Illinois Big 12 challenge. On Friday, St. Charles East hosts DeKalb and Batavia entertains Kaneland as teams tune up for regionals on Feb. 8. Both sets of schools were conference rivals at one time.

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St. Charles East’s Jose Flores (left) and Batavia’s Connor McKeehan wrestle Saturday at the Upstate Eight Conference meet at Elgin High School. McKeehan won the title at 220 pounds.

BATAVIA What happened: The Bulldogs’ 10 top-five finishes at the UEC tournament were tops among the entire field, propelling Batavia to fourth in the team standings.

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Surging Saints keep priorities straight Apart from changing the venue, there’s isn’t much to transforming last weekend’s Upstate Eight Conference tournament at Elgin into the Feb. 8 IHSA Class 3A South Elgin Regional. “You take a few teams out and you add Glenbard North,” St. Charles East coach Jason Potter said. Considering the Saints won the UEC crown for the second straight season and won’t see runner-up Neuqua Valley among the field, pencil the Panthers in as East’s biggest obstacle to a coveted team regional title. Glenbard North enters the state series with a streak of 13 straight regional titles, but the Saints aren’t backing down. Why should they when nearly half the lineup – Anthony Rubino (113 pounds), Ryan Valesh (132), Isaiah Vela (138), Jake Mende (145), Keone Derain (152) and Ramon Lopez (160) – repeated their long-term focus after winning individual conference championships? “Having six champs at one tournament, that’s great and that feels good,” Potter said, “but I’m more proud of the fact that they pushed themselves, they worked through positions and they kept trying to score with the mentality that winning this is fantastic, but winning it in a couple weeks is more important.” Friday’s senior night dual against DeKalb – which

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Nelson pushing Lewis to national prominence • JACOBS Continued from page 23 Nelson said he needs to do a better job boxing out to make sure rebounds don’t go to his opposite number on the other team, who “more often than not” is bigger than he is, unlike his days at North. “I’m not an athletic guy, but I could probably jump higher than a lot of guys I played against in high school,” he said. Nelson was a four-year letter winner for the North Stars. As a senior, he averaged 17 points and eight rebounds a game while leading North to the Upstate Eight River Division title. He attracted the attention of the Lewis coaching staff even before his impressive final campaign with the North Stars. “Lewis was the first school to offer me [a scholarship],” Nelson said. “I was interested right away, but I wanted to see what else was out there.” He said he also looked at some NCAA Division I mid-majors and West Point, but ultimately decided Lewis was the best fit for him. “They were the first one to offer me and they were the most persistent, and I’m glad I came here,” he said. His freshman year in Romeoville wasn’t easy. “It was an adjustment, that’s for sure,” Nelson said, adding that he went from being “one of the top dogs” in high school to “having to start at the bottom of the totem pole again.” He said the transition was made easier by the presence

“It makes it much more fun when you’re playing against better competition. You get more hyped for it than you would playing against not as wellknown competition.” Kyle Nelson St. Charles North graduate, Lewis sophomore center of a lot of young guys on the team and the fact Lewis was successful, posting a 19-9 record. “Winning makes things a lot easier,” Nelson said. He started all 28 games for the Flyers, averaging 7.9 points and 3.6 rebounds a game. Lewis went 12-6 in league play. So far this season the Flyers are 7-2 in the conference and are tied for second place behind 18th-ranked Wisconsin-Parkside (16-2, 9-0). The Flyers will try to avenge their earlier loss to the Rangers when they host them in the final game of the regular season Feb. 27. “It makes it much more fun when you’re playing against better competition,” Nelson said. “You get more hyped for it than you would playing against not as wellknown competition.” • Dennis D. Jacobs writes the weekly On Campus column for the Kane County Chronicle. If you have a column idea, contact him at mngeditor@yahoo.com.

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Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (left) plays an emotionally distressed woman alongside Josh Brolin, an escaped convict, in “Labor Day.”

Watching ‘Labor Day’ is a chore By DANA BARBUTO More Content Now Enduring Oscar-winner Kate Winslet playing yet another emotionally distressed woman in “Labor Day” is a chore. She’s making a career out of showy portrayals of broken women – think “Revolutionary Road,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Little Children.” But her emoting reaches new levels of melodramatic annoyance in Jason Reitman’s headache-inducing and highly implausible weeper. What happened to the quirky director behind the edgy “Juno,” “Up in the Air” and “Young Adult”? In “Labor Day,” Reitman abandons his signature style and steals a page out of Terrence Malick’s playbook, employing an ethereal vibe with flashback scenes that interrupt the narrative. He also relies heavily on obvious metaphors, like a hamster spinning on a wheel. Devices such as that might work for Malick, but not Reitman. “Labor Day,” which was unceremoniously yanked last fall from a high-profile Christmas Day launch, unfolds over the three-day holiday weekend in a small New Hampshire town in 1987. Winslet’s Adele is the reclusive mother to 13-year-old Henry (Gattlin Griffith

from Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling”). They go back-to-school shopping at the local PriceMart and return home with a pair of corduroys and Frank, an escaped murderer (Josh Brolin) who’s bleeding from his stomach. While hiding out at Adele’s house, Frank makes himself useful. He fixes her jalopy station wagon, cooks a pot of chili, teaches Henry how to throw a fastball and secures the loose floor boards. In a matter of hours, Frank is the dad Henry had been longing for and the man of Adele’s dreams, since Henry’s real dad (Clark Gregg) abandoned them. “I came to save you, Adele,” Frank says at one point. Gag. Adapted from Joyce Maynard’s best-seller, “Labor Day” asks the audience to take a gigantic leap of faith and actually believe this flimsy set-up could ever happen. Would you house an escaped convict and never ask him what he did, even if he was as handsome as Brolin and could make a mean peach pie? By the way, that “erotic” pie-making scene, where his hand lands on the small of her back as she nuzzles into his muscular chest, is as cringe-inducing funny as the clay-making scene between Patrick Swayze and Demi

Moore in “Ghost.” Double gag. The book was more of a coming-ofage story about Henry told from his perspective. Even with fine voiceover provided by Tobey Maguire, Henry’s point of view gets lost in Reitman’s script. In his telling, Henry’s central turmoil over discovering girls is merely a subplot. Make that a girl, namely the salty-tongued Mandy, terrifically played by Brighid Fleming. Flat stealing the few scenes she’s in, she’s the character you’d expect to show up in a Reitman movie. And “Labor Day” could have used more of her and less of Winslet. For his part, Griffith is charming with big brown, expressive eyes. James Van Der Beek (“Varsity Blues”) checks in as a small-town police officer who becomes suspicious while driving Henry home from school. As the hours pass, you know this can’t end well. But the end is what you want desperately to arrive because there’s nothing to love about this belabored “Labor Day.”

• “Labor Day” is rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality. The cast includes Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith. Grade C.

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Daughter acts like a winner, but feels like a loser Dating couple’s age Dear Abby: I’m a 27-year-old woman who still lives at home. I do it so I can help my mom with my five nieces and nephews. Their mother passed away suddenly in 2009 at the age of 30. My mom and stepdad kept them rather than scatter them to fathers who don’t appear very interested in them. Since my sister’s death I have earned two degrees, entered the health care field and have lost almost 140 pounds. Despite what I have accomplished, I feel I have nothing to show for myself. When I point my accomplishments out to myself, they don’t seem like a lot. What can I do so I can stop feeling like a loser? – Lost In The Northeast Dear Lost: A loser? From where I sit, you appear to be not only a caring daughter, but also an intellectually accomplished young woman who is being very hard on herself. It’s time you discussed your feelings with a licensed mental health professional who can help you understand what is causing your low self-esteem. If you do,

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips it may help you be kinder to yourself, because what’s currently going on in your head is unfair to you and destructive. Dear Abby: I work in a buffet restaurant. I wish you would alert your readers to how waste increases the costs at restaurants like this one. And then people complain because the cost of the food goes up! I have seen customers stick their fingers or used utensils into pans of food to taste it before serving themselves. And instead of the tongs we provide. The fact is that once anyone touches the food with his or her hands or eating utensil, the restaurant is required by the health code to dispose of the entire pan of food. This causes tremendous waste. Customers also overfill their plates only to throw half the food away. It makes me sad because

so many people in this world are hungry. I have seen children run around, making a mess of the dessert bar, and especially the ice cream and drink stations. Their parents seem to think it’s “cute.” I wish you would remind your readers to use common sense when dining out and to PLEASE control their children. – Frustrated Buffet Worker, Pueblo, Colo. Dear Frustrated: Children can’t practice behavior they haven’t been taught, and parents who don’t take the time to explain proper behavior to their little ones are shirking their responsibility. As to adults who have so little understanding of hygiene – or consideration for others – that they put their hands or used utensils into food that is meant for others, well – perhaps after being reminded that it raises the prices they have to pay, they’ll think twice about it. But don’t bet on it. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Healthy diet minimizes sugars, fats and salt Dear Doctor K: Are there any foods that don’t belong in a healthy diet? Dear Reader: There sure are – and like me, you probably eat them now and then. You’ve heard me say it before. Unhealthy foods are not like poison, where you swallow and then die. They become unhealthy when you have them regularly. An occasional hot fudge sundae won’t kill you – if it did, I wouldn’t be here. But a hot fudge sundae every evening is a bad idea. Harvard nutrition scientists have compiled the following list of foods you should keep to a minimum. Eating these foods regularly can set the stage for life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even some cancers: • Added sugar. Whether it’s white granulated sugar, brown sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, corn sugar or honey, sugar contains almost no nutrients and is pure carbohydrate. When you eat a lot of sugar, you are filling up on empty calories. Also, sugar-rich foods often are chosen instead of healthy foods that contain important nutrients and fiber. Added sugar causes your

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff blood sugar (and your mood and energy levels) to rise and fall like a roller coaster. That puts a strain on your pancreas and increases your risk of developing diabetes. Foods with lots of “invisible” sugar, like soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages, are major sources of added sugar. • Dairy fat. There are “good” fats and “bad” fats. We need the good fats in our diet, but we should minimize the bad fats. Ice cream, whole milk and cheese are full of saturated fat and some naturally occurring trans fat. Both saturated fat and trans fat are bad fats. They can increase the risk of health problems, notably heart disease. So, choose nonfat or lowfat milk and reduced-fat cheeses. • Baked sweets. Cookies, snack cakes, doughnuts, pastries and other treats are hard to pass up. But commercially prepared versions are packed with processed carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats and often salt. Yes, I had pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. But I’ve gone “cold turkey”

on pumpkin pie since then. • White carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, cookies, cake or pancakes. If you enjoy these foods, opt for whole-grain versions. At least to my palate, there now are delicious wholegrain flours and pastas available. • Processed and high-fat meats such as bacon, ham, hot dogs and many lunch meats are less healthy than protein from fish, skinless chicken, nuts, beans, soy and whole grains. Eat fresh red meat sparingly and select the leanest cuts. • Salt. Try to limit your sodium intake to fewer than 2,300 mg (less than one teaspoon of salt) per day, or fewer than 1,500 mg if you are over age 50, have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Your body needs a certain amount of sodium, but too much can increase blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and stroke. You can eat foods that are both good for you and delicious – and the occasional culinary sin won’t kill you. I’m living proof.

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

difference is significant Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and in the 10th grade. The guy I’m seeing is 19, has graduated from high school and is a full-time student at Valparaiso University. I met him at a restaurant this summer. He was our waiter, and he asked me for my phone number, so I gave it to him. The rest is history. My parents are not happy with this relationship because of the age difference. Our age difference is not a problem to us because we are emotionally in tune. Age is just a number. We are extremely fond of each other and are thinking of a future together. My own parents met when my mom was 19 and my dad was 23, and they have been married over 20 years. My parents have a four-year age difference, so why is our four-year difference such a problem? – Nameless, Valparaiso, Ind. Dear Nameless: When both members of a couple have turned 18 and are no longer in high school, chronological age diminishes in importance. But the four-year age difference from 15 to 19 is significant in terms of physical, social and emotional maturity. I’m aware that you feel comfortable in your relationship with this boy, but I agree with your parents that the age difference is a bit too great. Dr. Wallace: I’m 5 feet tall. I’m called petite, but actually I’m short – and I love it. I have no trouble being crowded on a plane. I can sleep in the smallest beds and I enjoy curling up in any size chair and reading a good book. I think it’s great to be short. Why, then, am I in the great minority? Everybody in our family was pulling for me to grow taller. My mother even

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace took me to a doctor when I was 11 to find out if anything could be done to make me grow taller. The doctor told her I was fine just the way I was. I could have given him a great big hug. Why does everyone want to be tall? If they were smart, they’d all want to be short. – Nameless, Vicksburg, Miss. Dear Nameless: Blame society and its notion that “bigger is better.” But we both know that size doesn’t matter, it’s a person’s character that’s important! Dr. Wallace: I read in a magazine that the nicotine and tar levels in cigarettes have declined a lot in the last 25 years. If that’s true, cigarettes shouldn’t be as dangerous today as they were then. So why, then, are we still being hyped that smoking is bad? It seems like cigarettes are safer than they once were. I’m interested in this because I’m a smoker who has tried to quit a dozen times, but failed. I’m also concerned about my health. – Rosie, Nashville, Tenn. Dear Rosie: Since you are concerned about your health, you must find a way to give up your smoking habit. It’s true that tar and nicotine levels are lower today, but smoking is still dangerous and potentially deadly. In fact, according to the University of California Wellness Letter, smoking-related death rates are higher today than ever before even with lower tar and nicotine. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


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Yesterday, we looked at the Truscott two-no-trump response over an opponent’s takeout double after partner has opened one of a major. I said that it shows at least four-card support for the major and game-invitational values. But what does responder do with game-forcing cards – today’s North hand, for example? There are two sensible solutions. You can still respond two no-trump, promising game-invitational strength or more. If opener signs off in three of his major, responder raises to game. Or, if you do not like the ambiguity, you can respond three no-trump. Discuss it with your partner. In this deal, South would probably bid four spades over two no-trump, hoping that his singleton will prove useful. Against four spades, West leads the queen of hearts. How should declarer plan the play? First, South must count his losers. There are four: one in each suit. Next, he checks winners. There are five spades, two hearts, two diamonds and a club or two – enough to get home as long as the defenders do not take their four tricks first. The careless declarer wins trick one and immediately plays a trump. However, West wins and returns a heart. Suddenly, South has those four unavoidable losers. The more thoughtful declarer realizes he must do something about his heart loser immediately. So, he wins the first trick in his hand and leads a club. East takes dummy’s queen with his ace and returns a heart, but South wins on the board and discards his last heart on the club king. Then he draws trumps as quickly as possible.

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Arlo & Janis is on vacation. Please enjoy this strip from Jan. 20, 2005.

Garfield

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Frank & Earnest

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-3 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3 Plaintiff, -v.TRACY L. SYSLO, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 8495

JUDGE CHARLES P. KOCORAS NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 26, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 1:00 PM on March 5, 2014, at the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street (Third Street Side Entrance), GENEVA, IL, 60134, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 575 PAMELA COURT, Gilberts, IL 60136 Property Index No. 03-30-102022. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $262,472.90. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C13-91953. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C13-91953 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 8495 TJSC#: 34-1042 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will

any be used for that purpose. I587257 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2014.)

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opolitan apital Plaintiff, vs. RFO Holdings, Inc.; GD Land Corporation; IH Land Corporation; Robert F. Oury; Grupo Unidos Por El Canal, S.A.; 333 West Lake, LLC; Indian Hills Training Center, Inc.; and Unknown Owners And Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. 13 CH 671 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE Pursuant to a judgment made and entered by said Court in the above-entitled cause, Patrick P. Perez, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on February 20, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Sheriff's office, Room JC100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 IL Rt. 38, St. Charles, IL 60175 sell at public auction the following described premises and real estate mentioned in said judgment: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: Indian Hills Farms located at Interstate 90 and Powers Road, Rutland Township, Illinois PIN: 02-22-100-009; 02-22200-002; 02-23-100-008; 0223-100-009; 02-22-300-017; 02-22-400-011 The property consists of an agricultural horse farm. The judgment amount was: $2,854,180.67. Sale shall be under the following terms: payment of not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the successful and highest bid to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds at the sale; and the full remaining balance to be paid to the Sheriff by cashier's check or certified funds within twenty-four (24) hours after sale. Sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments. Premises will NOT be open for inspection. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchases other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). For information call W. Michael Seidel of Plaintiff's Attorney, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Ste. 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60604. (312) 372-4000. I585065

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff, vs. Tungsten L. Molino, AKA Tungsten Molino; April C. Relleno; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Fieldstone Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns; Aragon Condominium Association Defendants. 13 CH 1543 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 21232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 18, 2013, Kane County Sheriff will on February 27, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 2-1232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Parcel Number(s): 03-14-176081 The real estate is improved with a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required (Published in the Kane County by the Condominium Property Act, Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) 2014.) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-017404. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 PUBLIC NOTICE I585331 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT (Published in the Kane County COURT FOR THE NORTHERN Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS 2014.) EASTERN DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON PUBLIC NOTICE FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTCOUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLI- GAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES NOIS 2005-3 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFIMetropolitan Capital Bank,

Thursday, January 30, 2014 • Page 35 CATES, SERIES 2005-3 Plaintiff, -v.TRACY L. SYSLO, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 8495 JUDGE CHARLES P. KOCORAS NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 26, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 1:00 PM on March 5, 2014, at the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street (Third Street Side Entrance), GENEVA, IL, 60134, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF KANE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, TO WIT: LOT 11 OF DUNHILL, IN THE VILLAGE OF GILBERTS, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 575 PAMELA COURT, Gilberts, IL 60136 Property Index No. 03-30-102022. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $262,472.90. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to

check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C13-91953. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C13-91953 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 8495 TJSC#: 34-1042 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I587257 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff,

vs. Tungsten L. Molino, AKA Tungsten Molino; April C. Relleno; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Fieldstone Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns; Aragon Condominium Association Defendants. 13 CH 1543 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 21232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on October 18, 2013, Kane County Sheriff will on February 27, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Unit number 2-1232-47 in the Aragon Condominium, as delineated on a plat of survey of the following described tract of land: Lots 1 thru 4 in Aragon Townhomes, being a subdivision of the West Half of Section 14, Township 42 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the Village of Carpentersville, in Kane County, Illinois which survey is attached to the Declaration of Condominium recorded 07/27/2000 as Document Number 2000K0591412 and as amended from time to time; together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements. Commonly known as 1232 Brookdale Drive, Unit 2-1232-47, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Parcel Number(s): 03-14-176081 The real estate is improved with a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

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Page 36 • Thursday, January 30, 2014 The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250.

Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-017404. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986

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Address: 1565 Benson Court, Batavia, IL 60510 2. The Representative for the es(Published in the Kane County Date and Place of Death: March 9, tate is: Philip Joseph Barnes, 1565 Benson Court, Batavia, IL 60510. Chronicle, January 16, 23 & 30, 2013; Joliet, IL 2014.) 3. The Attorney for the estate is: General No. 13 P 529 PETER M. DONAT, DONAT & DOPUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION NAT, P.C., 150 Houston Street, TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Batavia, IL 60510. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 1. Notice is hereby given of the 4. Claims against the estate may KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS death of Joseph Robert Barnes who be filed on or before August 1, died on March 9, 2013 a resident 2014. Claims against the estate IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF of St. Charles, Illinois. may be filed with the Clerk of the JOSEPH ROBERT BARNES

Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com y Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134, or with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. The estate will be administrated without Court Supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate un-

by g a pe der Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/25-4). /s/ Peter M. Donat Executor's Attorney

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

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

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

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


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General No. 14 P 36 ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, Public Notice is hereby given UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES that on January 21, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the 1. Notice is hereby given of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illideath of Mildred M. Younger who nois, setting forth the names and died on January 2, 2014, a resi- addresses of all persons owning, dent of Aurora, Illinois. conducting and transacting the 2. The Representative for the esbusiness known as DARE TO tate is: Linda Marie Taylor, 2055B DREAM DRESSAGE located at Best Place, Aurora, IL 60506. 1234 Elm Street, St. Charles, IL 3. The Attorney for the estate is: 60174. ROBERT P. BOOTH, LTD., 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 208, Aurora, IL Dated: January 21, 2014. 60506. 4. Claims against the estate may /s/ John A. Cunningham be filed on or before July 24, Kane County Clerk 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the (Published in the Kane County Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, GeneChronicle, January 23, 30 & va, IL 60134-112, with the RepreFebruary 6, 2014.) sentative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the PUBLIC NOTICE Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the atASSUMED NAME torney within 10 days after it has PUBLICATION NOTICE been filed. 5. On January 17, 2014, an OrPublic Notice is hereby given der Admitting the Will to Probate that on January 28, 2014 a certifiand Appointing the Representative cate was filed in the office of the was entered. County Clerk of Kane County, Illi6. Within forty-two (42) days afnois, setting forth the names and ter the effective date of the original addresses of all persons owning, Order Admitting the Will to Probate, conducting and transacting the you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity business known as MORRISON & /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell of the Will by testimony or witness- ASSOCIATES WEALTH MANAGEClerk of the Circuit Court es to the Will in open Court, or oth- MENT located at 440 S Third er evidence, as provided in Article Street, Suite 202, St Charles, IL 60174. William A. Price VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). Attorney for: Sahar Alazzawi 7. Within six (6) months after Atty Registration No.: 3122722 the effective date of the original Or- Dated: January 28, 2014. PO Box 1425 der Admit-ting the Will to Probate, /s/ John A. Cunningham Warrenville, IL 60555 you may file a petition with the Kane County Clerk Phone: 630-362-8840 Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII (Published in the Kane County 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 30, February 6 Chronicle, January 30, February 6 5/8-1). & 13, 2014.) 8. The estate will be adminis- & 13, 2014.) tered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates PUBLIC NOTICE independent supervision adminisPUBLIC NOTICE tration by filing a petition to termiASSUMED NAME IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE nate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of PUBLICATION NOTICE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284). KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Public Notice is hereby given /s/ Linda Marie Taylor that on January 21, 2014 a certifi14 MR 56 Executor cate was filed in the office of the NOTICE OF PUBLICATION County Clerk of Kane County, IlliREGARDING NAME CHANGE (Published in the Kane County nois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, Public notice is hereby given that January 23, 30 & February 6, conducting and transacting the 2014.) on April 2, 2014, in Courtroom business known as PIONEER No. 110, of the Kane County CLEANING CO. located at 1250 Courthouse, 100 South Third Trask St, Aurora, IL 60505. Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour PUBLIC NOTICE of 9:30 A.M. or as soon thereafter Dated: January 21, 2014. as this matter may heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for ASSUMED NAME /s/ John A. Cunningham the change of name(s) of VIRPUBLICATION NOTICE GINIA ALLYN BAHR to VIRGINIA ALLYN SISKA pursuant to 735 Public Notice is hereby given that on January 28, 2014 a certifiILCS 5/21-101 et seq. cate was filed in the office of the Dated January 22, 2014 at St. County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and Charles, Illinois. addresses of all persons owning, /s/ Virginia Allyn Bahr conducting and transacting the Petitioner business known as BRIGHT FUNDING located at 440 S Third Street, (Published in the Kane County Suite 202, St Charles, IL 60174. Chronicle, January 23, 30 & February 6, 2014.) Dated: January 28, 2014.

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The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying 1. For dissolution of marriage of Petitioner and Defendant: 2. For sole care custody and control of the minor child Mohammed Jamal Hashim Salman; 3. For child support in accordnace with the guidelines set forth in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act; 4. For Defendant to pay maintenance/spousal support to Petitioner SAHAR ALAZZAWI; and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before March 3, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on January 16, 2014.

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January 30, 2014

FOX VALLEY REAL ESTATE GUIDE

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED UPSCALE EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY The most discriminating horse enthusiast will appreciate this lovely 5-Acre park like setting in Oak Ridge Farm that includes a large 5 stall barn/stable, outdoor riding arena and fenced pasture. The country brick and cedar home has an open floor plan with over 3,400 square feet, 5 bedrooms including a main floor master suite, 3 ½ baths and boasts gleaming hardwood flooring in most rooms. Other features include a 2 story foyer, vaulted family room with stone fireplace, island and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, basement and 3 car garage. Much more! To view multiple photos, go to cbhonig-bell.com and use MLS number 08478919 for quick access.

40W960 Chippewa Pass, Elgin

$539,000

Darlene Kearney Office: 630-232-6900 Cell: 217-369-0019 kearney.darlene@gmail.com

415 E. State St., Geneva, IL 60134


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Home Help: Energy-efficiency trend here to stay MORE CONTENT NOW Remodeling trends come and go, which is a good thing if you’re talking about shag carpet or avocado-colored Formica. But some trends have both staying power and universal appeal, such as the strengthening movement toward homes that are more energy efficient and eco-friendly. Upgrading a few key systems can help homeowners involved in remodeling projects improve their homes’ energy efficiency and operate their households in a more environmentally conscious way. If you’re planning some remodeling, keep these “green” points in mind:

• Energy-efficient appliances. Household appliances

account for nearly 35 percent of a home’s energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Reducing the amount of energy appliances consume can help homeowners lower utility bills and save hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of an appliance. The federal Energy Star program provides consumers with a valuable reference when shopping for energy efficient appliances.

• Solar options. Currently, the most common uses for solar power in homes are in heating water and generating electricity. Installing rooftop solar panels can help save money on energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. After the initial installation investment, solar panels can quickly recoup their costs when used to generate electricity for a home. Many homeowners find that their solar panels not only supply all the electricity their homes need, but also generate an excess that homeowners can then sell back to the local electricity company, for additional cost savings. • More efficient cooling. Air conditioning accounts for more than 41 percent of the energy a home consumes, according to the Energy Information Administration. Fortunately, innovative options have emerged to help cool homes more efficiently, using less energy to produce better results. The Art Cool Gallery, for example, is a wall-mounted unit with a picture frame for customized artwork – a duct-free way to deliver cool air to a room. – Brandpoint See HOME HELP, page 5

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

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

Geneva

116 N. Sixth Street

$295,000

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

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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 toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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

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

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


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Maple Park

$29,000

Build your dream home on this cul-de-sac lot in Maple Park. Public utilities, just minutes from Metra (Elburn), NIU, I-88 access and more! Enjoy the charm of this friendly village. kombrink.com

Wayne

$599,999

5.27-acre wooded estate, horse country! Corner lot, pro-ldscp, fenced. Contemp. open flrpln, soaring clgs, 2 fpls, views all around! Sunrm, encl porch, deck, patio, large rm sizes, great for entertaining! 4N742HoneyHill.com

$269,900

Sugar Grove

$359,900

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

$195,000

Brick & vinyl 3BR/2.1BA two-sty, Blackberry Creek! Fenced, deck w/gazebo, wood laminate flooring. Eat-in kitchen, master with private bath. All bedrooms have walk-in closets, huge loft. Walk to park! 625Gray.com

Maple Park

$25,000

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

St. Charles

$239,900

Batavia

$239,900

St. Charles

$799,900

Batavia

$439,900

Spacious 4BR/2BA cedar bi-level on quiet culde-sac! Large corner lot w/fenced backyard. Huge family room w/fpl, kitchen w/breakfast bar, dining room, sunroom w/private balcony, 2-car garage & more! 813Greenwood.com

5BR/5BA, 5800 SF finished living space, almost one-half acre, Fox Mill. 1st flr master, spa & dressing area, formal LR & DR, hwd floors, expansive fam rm w/fpl, gourmet kitchen, upgrades! Stunning! 39W562HenryDavid.com

5BR/4.5BA 2-sty, soaring clngs, open floorplan, upgrades thru-out, 1st flr. laundry/ mudroom, great kitchen, huge family room w/ fpl, 1st floor den, excellent condition, great location, perfect for the family! 949Hodge.com

Batavia

LaFox

South Elgin

$699,900

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

Elgin

$249,900

$379,000

Vintage 5BR/3BA home, 1.3 ac. in quiet LaFox! New foundation, new 2-car gar., all new mechanicals! Orig. period trim, pocket doors, b-i china cabinet. Horses allowed, room for the family! 1N026LaFox.com

North Aurora

$329,900

$549,900

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

St. Charles

$424,900

Elburn

$224,900

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

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

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

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

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

Geneva

Wasco

St Charles

Geneva

St. Charles

$199,900

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

$120,000

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

$489,900

Roomy 3,500+ SF 4BR/3.1BA Fox Mill 2-sty on lovely lot! Paver patio, screened porch, 3-car gar., walkout bmt. Vaulted clgs, formal LR & DR, gourmet kitchen, den, master w/luxury bath! 4N481SamClemens.com

$349,500

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$269,000

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

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$177,500

Mint condition 2BR/1.1BA end-unit townhome in convenient Pheasant Run Trails, east side St Charles. Shopping, schools, transportation, more. Vaulted eat-in kit., LR w/stone gaslog fpl, fin. Bmt, more! 533Pheasant.com

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$119,000

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$435,000

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$849,900

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$579,900

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$394,900 Batavia

320 Maple Ln. Approx. 2800 sq ft home w/4br up, all w/new bamboo flring. Hardwood thruout most of 1st flr, liv rm fpl, granite counters in 18x12 kit. Fin bsmt, fenced backyard. MLS ID 08514767 Keith Sennstrom 630-232-6900

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$619,900 Campton Hills

40W366 Edna St. Vincent Milay St. In Fox Mill, approx 6,000 sq ft incl fin bsmt, winding staircase to 4br incl 28x22 luxury master, Brazilian hardwood flrs on main level, 2 story stone fpl in fam rm, community pool & clubhouse. MLS ID 08499208 Jonathan Nutt 630-232-6900

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$189,500 South Elgin

527 Ford St. Bank owned 2 unit near town & train is great investment, as low as 5% down, 2br in each apartment, 2 car gar, lge yard. MLS ID 08423633 Shirley Guercio

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$509,000 St Charles

40W790 Old Lafox Rd. Bank owned on 4 acres, as low as 3% down, 3,300+ sq ft, 4br incl 24x13 master, loft & play rm up, 3.5ba, den, 3 fpl, 2 story 28x20 fam rm, hardwood in liv & din rms, fin bsmt, inground pool. MLS ID 08387676 Shirley Guercio 630-236-6500

$289,900 Elburn

$492,900 Geneva

320 Westhaven Cir. Over 3300 sq ft home in Westhaven updated over past 3 yrs incl master suite addition. Hardwood flrs thru main level, fam rm fpl, fin bsmt rec & workout rms. MLS ID 08519950 Keith Sennstrom 630-232-6900

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$139,900

231 Walker Dr. Bank owned townhouse backs to pond in Prairie Valley North, as low as 5% down, Kaneland Schools, 2,143 sq ft, new carpet, open kit-din-liv rm arrangement w/fpl, bsmt. MLS ID 08468873 Shirley Guercio 630-236-6500

$308,000 Geneva

$294,500

530 Renee Ct. 2500+ sq ft home in Stonebridge. 4br up incl 2 w/sitting areas, 2.5 baths, fam rm fpl, updated roof & siding. Deck & patio, fenced side yard. MLS ID 08518584 Pam Murray

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$844,900 St Charles

$535,000

5N080 Prairie Rose Dr. Custom home from Southhampton to be built backing to open spaces in Prairie Lakes, 4,200+ sq ft, 4br, 3.5ba, 10 ft ceiling on main level, hi-end appliances, cherry cabinetry, walkout bsmt, fully landscaped. MLS ID 08332467 Jonathan Nutt 630-232-6900

$247,750 St Charles

3717 King Charles Ln 3717. Kingswood townhouse, 1,811 sq ft, 3br incl vaulted 17x14 master w/bath, 2 story liv rm w/corner fpl, hardwood flrs in main flr study & kit/din combo w/maple cabinets & bay window. Bsmt. MLS ID 08476514 Kathleen Nolan 630-232-6900

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746 Westfield Course. Over 2100 sq ft home in Geneva East. Walk out bsmt has 5th br, 12x23 rec rm & full 3rd bath. Wood laminate thru main flr. Incl 1 year home warranty! MLS ID 08464824 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

$134,900 St Charles

84 Ione Dr B. Bank owned townhouse in Fox Hollow, as low as 5% down, 2br incl 23x15 master, 2ba, new appliances, 26x12 liv rm, ceramic flr in kit, bsmt. MLS ID 08472217

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$309,900 St Charles

1715 Forest Ridge Rd. Approx. 2000 sq ft home in Hunters Fields on east side near parks & schools. 3br, 2.5 baths, liv & din rms, fam rm w/fpl opens to patio. Office or rec rm in fin bsmt. MLS ID 08490511 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

Kara Norman

640 Downing Ct. On cul-de-sac, 2,400+ sq ft, 4br, 2.5ba, hardwood flr in kit, fam rm fpl, bsmt. MLS ID 08294828

$149,900 South Elgin

210 Courtland Dr B. Bank owned 2nd flr ranch townhouse in Thornwood Grove, St Charles Schools, 1,552 sq ft, vaulted ceiling in liv rm, din rm, kit & master bedroom w/private bath. MLS ID 08521814 Meghan Bailey 630-236-6500

$159,999

1094 First St 1094. Brick ranch duplex, no assoc fee! 2br (master has bath & walk-in closet), 18x14 liv/din combo, 3-season rm, main flr laundry, full bsmt. MLS ID 08412101

43W114 Whirlaway Dr. Bank owned on 1 acre in Cheval De Salle, as low as 5% down, 2,259 sq ft, new flooring incl hardwood in kit, 4br, 2.5ba, fam rm fpl, fin bsmt. MLS ID 08489381

$539,000 Geneva

40W960 Chippewa Pass. 5 acres in Oak Ridge Farm, 3,471 sq ft, hardwood in most rms, 5br incl main flr master, 3.5ba, 2 story fam rm w/ stone fpl, heated gar, 5 stall barn/stable, outdoor riding arena & fenced pasture. MLS ID 08478919 Darlene Kearney 630-232-6900

$349,900 Batavia

3S033 Deerpath Rd. On 2.5 acres, updates incl windows, furnace, air & roof! 4br, crown molding on main level, kit has hardwood flr & opens to fam rm w/fpl, rec rm in walkout bsmt. 31x30 outbuilding w/overhead dr. MLS ID 08513472 Dawn Stippich 630-232-6900

$549,900 Elburn

41W975 High Point Ct. Brick ranch on 2+ acres, master suite has loft sitting rm, vaulted fam rm w/fpl & wall of windows, walk out bsmt w/2nd kit, rec rm, 4th bath, 5th & 6th bedrooms. Inground pool, 3+ car gar. MLS ID 08353754 Cindy Heckelsberg 630-896-3100

$84,900 Elgin

208 E Nebraska St. Bank owned, as low as 5% down, needs some work, 3br, 1st flr den, enclosed porch, bsmt, fenced yard. MLS ID 08447604

$349,900 Batavia

38W108 Rosewood Ln. On 1.29 acres! Many recent updates! 2,483 sq ft, 4br, 2.5ba, hardwood flrs in liv rm w/wood stove, fam rm & eating area off kit! Partly fin bsmt, 3 garages (1 attached & 2 detached)! MLS ID 08456153 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

6N884 Hastings Dr. On 1+ acre, approx 4,200 sq ft, upstairs has new carpet, 4br incl 14x25 master, bonus rm & screened porch. Hardwood flrs thru main level, 5thbr w/full bath on 1st flr, liv rm fpl, bsmt rec rm. MLS ID 08407916 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

$169,000 Wayne

1009 Ash St. On 50x132 lot near town, original hardwood flrs, French drs & crown molding! Updated bath & kit w/maple cabinets, 2br, enclosed porch, bsmt, walkup attic could be finished, 1 car gar. MLS ID 08449073 Kara Norman 630-232-6900

$585,000

33W970 Army Trl Rd. 3.78 acres w/prof maintained gardens & wildflower sanctuary! Updated 3br 2.5ba home, hardwood flrs thruout, crown molding, 2 fpl, sun rm, oversize gar w/shop & finished upper level. MLS ID 08450305 Kristine Erickson 630-232-6900


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Real Estate Transfers Batavia

1472 Louis Bork Dr: Sold on or before 010314 by Kendall Family Lp to Landis Lane Group Ltd; $1,425,500.00 381 Mill St: Sold on or before 010314 by Fannie Mae to Ellen Plate Vanbuskirk; $127,500.00 38W004 Main St: Sold on or before 123113 by Lisa Dent to Ronald J Lambert; $380,500.00 422 Madison St: Sold on or before 123113 by Ronald M Pittman to Gary K Nielsen & Diane C Nielsen; $98,000.00

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – Mark Brunetz, designer and cohost of Style Network’s “Clean House” will share secrets to “Clear the Clutter” at the upcoming Design and Dine event sponsored by Carlson’s Flooring and Seigle’s Cabinet Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the showroom of Carlson’s Flooring, 728 W. State St., Geneva. With a strong focus on aesthetics and functionality, Brunetz has collaborated with Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, launched a designer line of home furnishings on the Home Shopping Network and penned his first book, “Take the U Out of Clutter,” which was nominated for best organizing book in 2013. Brunetz will host an exclusive book signing at the event. Guests will enjoy Inglenook appetizers from 5 to 6:15 p.m., with the presentation following at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Friday, Feb. 14. To reserve a seat, contact Carlson’s at 630-232-4964 or send an email to customerservice@carlsonsfloors.

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1281 Souders Ave: Sold on or before 123013 by Michael Prater to Jason Mencias & Jennifer Mencias; $397,000.00 737 Independence Ave: Sold on or before 123013 by J Bradford Polivka to Nicholas G Katsenios

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0N658 Bowdish Dr: Sold on or before 123013 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Daniel S Borla & Lisa M Borla; $389,500.00 0S471 Ellithorp Ln: Sold on or before 123013 by Michael A Vanmeter to Richard A Mickelsen & Kristen L Peterson; $330,000.00 119 School St: Sold on or before 010314 by Steven R Chesley to Heather M Wise; $132,500.00 38W459 Mcquire Pl: Sold on or before 123013 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Kevin M Mccaffrey & Jean M Mccaffrey; $392,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 7

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• TRANSFERS 616 Franklin St: Sold on or before 123013 by Nicholas D Wahl to Anthony L Moore & Cynthia K Moore; $410,000.00

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1217 Wing Ave: Sold on or before 010214 by Right Residential Llc Series 5 to Justin G Pierce & Ellen M Pierce; $445,000.00 1402 S 4th St: Sold on or before 123013 by Jocelyn K Meyers to Mary Jean Mccleary; $191,000.00 1439 S 5th St: Sold on or before 010314 by Franklin D R Skelton to Ryan Moore; $278,000.00 31 White Oak Cir: Sold on or before 123013 by Linda R Wagner to Diane Heliker; $184,500.00 318 Red Sky Dr: Sold on or before 010314 by Wells Fargo Bank to Peter Haeuser & Jennifer Haeuser; $270,000.00 3442 W Main St: Sold on or before 123113 by Peck Road Venture Llc to An-

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200 Ann St: Sold on or before 010214 by Darlene M Felgenhauer Estate to Jeremy H Glaser; $105,000.00 2124 Brookwood Dr: Sold on or before 010314 by Charles E Sohl to Scott Norris & Maria A Pizarro; $378,000.00 2530 E Sterling Woods Ln: Sold on or before 010314 by Melrose Holdings 7 Llc to Erik Grimmer & Christine Grimmer; $495,000.00 695 Dean Dr G: Sold on or before 123013 by Kyung Hee Song to James P Huber; $55,500.00

224 Somerset Dr: Sold on or before 010214 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assn; $269,294.00 3S928 Lakewood Dr: Sold on or before 123113 by Champion Mortgage Co Inc to Gina Paladino & James Wheatley; $196,000.00 79 Maple St: Sold on or before 010314 by Greyer Trust to Allan J Markus; $25,500.00 79 Maple St: Sold on or before 010314 by Greyer Trust to Allan J Markus; $25,500.00 79 Maple St: Sold on or before 010314 by John A Calkins to Allan J Markus; $25,500.00 79 Maple St: Sold on or before 010314 by Reynolds Trust to Allan J Markus; $25,500.00 79 Maple St: Sold on or before 010314 by William A Greyer to Allan J Markus; $25,500.00

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Oscarson & Mariola Oscarson; $420,000.00 74 Highgate Crse: Sold on or before 123013 by Daniel M Reilly to Marc A Shakin & Debra A Shakin; $390,000.00 915 E Main St: Sold on or before 010314 by Jason Price to Maurizio F Jimenen & Carrie K Jimenez; $198,000.00

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email: Debora@TheMcKayGroup.com

$595,000

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1133 Oak St: Sold on or before 123013 by St Charles Bank & Trust Co to Grand Park Investments Llc; $1,900,000.00 432 Bennett Dr: Sold on or before 123013 by Cartus Financial Corp to Kyle E Werve & Jamie Werve; $390,000.00 432 Bennett Dr: Sold on or before 123013 by Andrew J Brady to Cartus Financial Corp; $390,000.00 466 Glover Dr: Sold on or before 010214 by Javier Rodriguez Terrazas to Mario A Pineda & Kelly C Pineda; $405,000.00 656 Chesterfield Ln: Sold on or before 123113 by Nereida Soler to Ih2 Property Illinois Lp; $180,500.00

St. Charles

gel Associates Ltd Partn; $140,000.00 40W880 S Bridle Creek Dr: Sold on or before 010314 by Kevin D Visel to Richard A Netcel & Renee Netcel; $334,000.00 41W910 Verhaeghe Rd: Sold on or before 010214 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Nathan Souders & Cesiha Dinhora Souders; $320,000.00 426 Red Sky Dr: Sold on or before 010314 by Kelly M O Brien to Clinton T Anderson & Kimberly M Anderson; $235,000.00 4N200 Pioneer Ct: Sold on or before 123113 by Mccollum Trust to Ryan E Sypniewski & Jolene L Sypniewski; $374,000.00 5N256 Paddock Ln: Sold on or before 123013 by Richard J Heithoff to Gregory C Corwin & Leslie Kalnes; $402,500.00 5N439 Glen Oak Ln: Sold on or before 010314 by Sandra M Milling to Steven

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734 Pinecreek Dr: Sold on or before 123013 by Peter A Buh to John A Davis; $95,500.00


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