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Andrew Alvarez, 18 months, of St. Charles is held by his mom, Candice, as he gets an a flu shot administered Tuesday by Reumah Ravoori during a Kid Care Medical clinic in St. Charles.






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Geneva ready to celebrate Halloween The Geneva Park District will celebrate Halloween on Oct. 26 with three events, including the Howl ‘o Ween Dog Parade, the Halloween Hayday and Zombie Apocalypse.

PARK PERSPECTIVES Natalie Seidel Candy and decorations line the shelves at local stores, while pumpkins and gourds adorn porches and doorways as Halloween draws near. Mothers and children prepare creative getups, as dads toil over pranks to trick neighborhood kids on old Hallow’s Eve. On the big night itself, costumed kids knock on doors to greet new and old neighbors alike. Down the streets of Geneva, calls of “trick or treat” combine with “My, how you’ve grown!” or “I live kitty-corner to the Smiths.” As families emerge from their homes and on to the sidewalks, the traditions of Halloween mean more than just frights and sugar highs – they connect our community. On Oct. 26, the Geneva Park District is celebrating Halloween with three events to unite our community and create lasting holiday memories. Certain to bewitch the entire family, our annual Halloween Hayday, Peck Farm Park’s Howl ‘o Ween Dog Parade, and the new thrilling Zombie Apocalypse, offer plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season at Geneva parks. The celebration begins with Halloween Hayday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center,

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3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The family-fun festivities include a children’s carnival, cosmic cake walk, hay rides, bounce houses and more. Children should come dressed to impress for a costume contest. Pre-registration for children younger than 10 years of age is $5 each ($8 for non-residents). Admission at the door is $7 per child ($10 for nonresidents). Admission is free for adults. Following the Hayday, Peck Farm Park will hold its annual Howl ‘o Ween Dog Parade from 4 to 5 p.m. Families and their canine friends are encouraged to come in costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed. Line up begins at 3:45 p.m., with the parade starting at 4 p.m. Registration is recommended for this free event.

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After dark, Wheeler Park transforms into a terrifying playground for the undead at the new Zombie Apocalypse from 7:30 to 10 p.m. According to reports, Wheeler has been hit with a terribly destructive virus. Your main objective? Survival. Dodge zombies through a disorienting obstacle course complete with safe zones, complications, emergency supplies and special effects. Use quick decision-making skills, speed and bravery to escape all the zombies and reach the vaccination point. But make one mistake and you could be zombie dinner. Survivors will receive a delicious zombie vaccine. Hot chocolate and concessions will be available for sale. Plus, don’t miss 103.9 The Fox as they make Wheeler Park a “Tomb Stop,” complete with

music, giveaways and more. Because our zombies aren’t interested in measly snacks, we recommend this event for those ages 10 and older. Zombies find teenagers to be particularly fresh and appetizing, but appreciate mature adult meat, as well. Cost is $8 a person. Preregistration is not required. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www. “Like” the Geneva Park District on Facebook for instant updates about these events and more. Plus, we’ll post photos taken at these events for our fans to share with friends.

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CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS An article in the Oct. 15 edition of the Kane County Chronicle incorrectly stated that John Bloch was the president of the DuKane chapter of ABATE Illinois last year. In fact, Bloch is a former president of the chapter, but current DuKane ABATE chapter president Judy Kaedel was president of the group in 2012. ••• Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; email, editorial@kcchronicle. com.

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Where did you grow up? Lisle Pets? A yellow lab named Molly First job? Helping my dad sell pumpkins in front of our house As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A model. I worked as a model for six years. Then I got married, and I was a secretary and now

I own the Purple Store – Hill’s Country Store – in Elburn. A movie you’d recommend? My favorite movies are “Titanic” and “Gone With The Wind” Favorite charity? Elburn Lions Club and the Epilepsy Foundation What game show would you be on? “The Price is Right” or “Family Feud” Favorite local restaurant? Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Raquel Welch’s niece when I modeled her line of scuba gear.

Kane County Chronicle staffers pick the best of what to do in your free time

WHAT: A Trunk or Treat event is set. The event includes candy, costumes, hot dogs, games, crafts, decorations and prizes. WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 WHERE: Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St., Sugar Grove INFO: Call 630-466-4501 or visit www.

Craft and food fair at Heritage Prairie Farm WHAT: Heritage Prairie Farm will hold its third annual Artisan Craft & Food Fair in its historic farmhouse during the weekend before Thanksgiving. Handmade art, housewares, knitted items, decorative goods, candles and more for sale making great personal holiday gifts. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 WHERE: Heritage Prairie Farm, 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn INFO: Those interested in selling their handmade goods and crafts can contact Heritage Prairie Farm store manager Katie Drum by email at katie@heritageprairiefarm. com. Visit for information.

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Chili Cook-Off at Kuipers Family Farm WHAT: Kuipers Family Farm is partnering with Chili Appreciation Society International at its annual Chili Cook-Off. This year’s event will benefit Conley Outreach Community Services’ grief services. WHEN: Saturday. Cooks must report at 9 a.m. and the public is welcome at 2 p.m. COST: The cost of registration is $20 per cook/team. Visitors can sample the entries for a $5 donation. INFO: Registration forms and entry requirements can be found at www.conleyoutreach. org and may be turned in the morning of the event. For information about the cook-off, contact Cheryl Hackbarth at 815-827-5200, ext. 103, or

Bounce Back Benefit for Becky in Kaneville WHAT: An event, the Bounce Back Benefit for Becky Nelson is set at the Kaneville Community Center. She is a 2004 Kaneland graduate who was struck by a car on July 1, and she suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken pelvis. At the event, kids can purchase a wristband or separate tickets to enjoy games, a jumphouse, crafts and wagon rides all afternoon while their parents enjoy music by the Dave’s Not Here Band and DJ Ricky. 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturday (Requests for same-day redelivery of the newspaper are accepted until 10 a.m. each day)

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Kaneville Community Center, 2S101 Harter Road, Kaneville COST: Food, from Paisanos and Hill’s Country Store, will be available for purchase. Raffle tickets are available at Old Second Bank in Elburn, Kaneville or Maple Park and at the event. They are $5 each or five tickets for $20. INFO: Call 815-827-3302 or visit event.

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WHAT: Naturalist Mary Ochsenschlager has planned a leisurely stroll through Bliss Woods Forest Preserve to experience the colors of autumn. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Bliss Woods, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove. The walk starts at the inner parking lot. COST: $5 INFO: Find out how to register by calling the Sugar Grove Park District at 630466-7436.



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Shooing the flu

Clinic helps keep families healthy


“I had it on Christmas last year. It didn’t last as long – maybe a day or two. It wasn’t a whole week or anything.” ST. CHARLES – Candice Alvarez said she knows the first step toward keeping her family flu free this year is getting a flu shot. With symptoms of fever, aches and an upper-respiratory cough, she also knows that coming down with the flu is pretty miserable. “I had it on Christmas last year,” she said, adding that she got the flu despite having a flu shot. “It didn’t last as long – maybe a day or two. It wasn’t a whole week or anything.” The St. Charles resident stopped by a flu shot clinic Tuesday hosted by Kid Care Medical at The Salvation Army in St. Charles to get shots or nasal injections for her children, ages 6 and 18 months. She said even though she caught the flu last year despite having gotten the shot, it’s still worth it because it shortened the illness. Parents and children are among the most frequent patients at Kid Care Medical flu shot clinics, which take place on the third Tuesday of each month at The Salvation Army in St. Charles, said Pat McNamara, program director for community outreach for Kid Care Medical. She said seniors usually get their flu shots through their primary doctors, which is why they see fewer seniors at clinics. She said turnout at the clinics usually depends on how prolific the flu is each season, adding that the flu virus hasn’t hit very hard yet so far this year. Still, it’s a good idea to stay ahead of the curve, she said. “It is so contagious,” she said. “And for certain populations – the very young and the very old – it can be a killer.” When the H1N1 strain hit a few years ago, McNamara said people flocked to flu shot clinics for immunizations. She said this year,

Candice Alvarez St. Charles resident discusses getting lu despite getting lu shot

ABOVE: Eva Miller-Mendoza, 7, of Geneva gets an intranasal flu shot administered Tuesday by physician assistant Reumah Ravoori, during a Kid Care Medical clinic at The Salvation Army in St. Charles. LEFT: Ravoori prepares to administer flu shots to Alex Alvarez, 6, Andrew Alvarez, 18 months, and Candice Alvarez of St. Charles. Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia. com

health care personnel are looking out for the H1N3 strain, which mainly was contained in the southern states last year. Children as young as six months can get their flu shot, McNamara said. The flu shot being administered this year

is called a quad strain flu shot, which covers four types of viruses, she added. Jenna Micko-Vogt of St. Charles said getting a flu shot on Tuesday for her daughter, Jordan MickoVogt, 8, was quick and easy. “I just want to keep her

protected,” she said. “They make it very easy – you fill out two quick sheets of paperwork and pay $5. It’s much simpler than making a doctor’s appointment.” Health care workers kept up the walk-ins as they filed into the room. After parents

filled out paperwork, health care workers took temperatures and asked about allergies before taking families behind a screen and administering the shots. McNamara said shots are $5 for children or free with Medicaid and adults who stop by the clinic don’t have to pay more than $20 for a flu shot. Parents can call a hotline at 630-599-5480 to make an appointment, which helps Kid Care Clinic staff prepare for the number of people who plan to stop by, but walk-ins are also welcome. The next flu shot clinic at The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., is from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Margarita Espinoza of St. Charles stopped by Tuesday’s clinic with three of her four children ages 2, 6 and 12. She said they get their flu shots every year and said it’s especially important to keep her kindergartner flu free because younger children tend to spread more germs. Nancy Levers of St. Charles shared the same sentiment for the 2- and 5-yearold she had in tow Tuesday. “We just want to do everything we can to keep our kids sick free,” she said.

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Kane hashes out Animal Control appointment By JONATHAN BILYK GENEVA – The man who could be Kane County’s next Animal Control administrator received ringing endorsements from a number of Kane County Board members, even as others continued to question how it was that he came to be Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen’s choice for the job. Tuesday, the Kane County Board’s Public Health Committee discussed Lauzen’s nomination of Robert Sauceda, essentially promoting him from Animal Control’s billing manager to the top spot within the department.

Lauzen had presented the nomination to the County Board earlier this month. But many board members opposed it, asking why they were not involved in the selection process. The board narrowly voted to postpone a vote on the nomination until November. The matter was raised at the Public Health Committee by committee chairman Monica Silva, D-Aurora, who wanted to give the committee members an opportunity to discuss the matter. County Board member Myrna Molina, D-Aurora, asked for a more detailed explanation as to why county officials changed the job description for the administrator

between January and August to remove a preference for candidates with “a public health background.” Kane County Board member Deborah Allan, D-Elgin, asked whether Barbara Jeffers, executive director of the Kane County Health Department, had asked the three interviewed candidates what their “vision” for the department might be. Jeffers replied that she and Lauzen believed that such “vision” should be left to the County Board, while the Animal Control administrator should be skilled at keeping the department afloat financially. That task came front and center throughout this year,

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after Lauzen appointed Sauceda as Animal Control’s billing manager. Since then, county officials have credited Sauceda with restoring the troubled department’s financial footing. According to a report submitted by Jeffers to the board Tuesday, Animal Control has increased its revenue year-todate through September by more than 25 percent vs. 2012. With that in mind, other committee members spoke strongly in favor of Sauceda’s appointment, dismissing concerns over his previous lack of experience with Animal Control and emphasizing the department’s financial performance. “The person who is in there

now has proven he can bring in the money, and has been successful,” said County Board member Susan Starrett, R-Batavia. “To me, that’s the bottom line.” Silva agreed. While she had cast what essentially was the deciding vote to postpone the matter during the full County Board meeting Oct. 8, Silva said she did so only to allow board members who had lingering questions over Sauceda’s appointment to voice their concerns fully. “For me, the bottom line is, are services being delivered? And the next thing is: Is the money coming in?” Silva said. “If they are, I really don’t care who is in that position.”

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called a “708 board,” to oversee the distribution of funds for mental health services; and to create a committee to oversee the transition to such a countywide system. A new countywide system would replace the current system under which portions of the county are served by township- or city-based 708 boards. Those boards were established by voters through local referendums, and include seven southern Kane townships and each of the Tri-Cities. No 708 boards exist in the northern portions of the county. Beith said establishing a countywide system is important to allow the county to save money and improve service by creating a more efficient distribution system. And improving the mental health service system in Kane also could reduce the jail population, saving taxpayers money, Beith said. County Board members appeared largely supportive

of the concept of creating a more efficient system. But some, including Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen, while supporting the concept of the countywide system, wondered whether there might be a better way than creating a new system in one fell swoop. He suggested the county consider seeking to create a 708 board for the areas not now served by one, and then move to consolidate all the 708 boards at a later date. The discussion comes as county voters prepare to vote next spring on a referendum that would create a new property tax levy to fund services specifically for county residents with developmental disabilities. The new tax is estimated to increase the tax burden by about $100 a year for the owner of a $300,000 home. The referendum was placed on the ballot through a citizen initiative, after the County Board refused a request to put the question

before voters. At that time, several board members used the work of the Mental Health Advisory Committee to justify their opposition to allowing voters the chance to decide the fate of the tax. Recently, an effort spearheaded by Allen Skillicorn, an East Dundee village trustee and local conservative activist, has arisen to urge

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GENEVA – Kane County could move in coming days to establish a countywide body to try to find ways to better distribute scarce resources to agencies in Kane that provide services to those with mental illness, substance abuse issues or developmental disabilities. But just how the county reaches that point remains an open question, as some prominent county officials continue to express skepticism over a path suggested by Kane County’s Mental Health Advisory Committee. Tuesday, representatives of the committee updated the County Board on its work. William Beith, assistant Gilberts village administrator and mental health committee member, reiterated the panel’s three recommended goals. Those include creating a central “web portal” through the county health department’s website to help county residents more easily locate services close to home; create a single countywide board,

Kane County voters to oppose the referendum. Skillicorn said his opposition is not based on opposing aid for those with disabilities. Rather, he said he is questioning “the timing and the efficiency of creating another level of government.” He also said he believes the additional property tax burden would be too much for Kane County residents, who already pay among the highest property tax rates in the U.S.

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Facebook case suspect accused in unfinished flooring project Campton Hills man fears $700 deposit will be lost By ASHLEY SLOBODA CAMPTON HILLS – A Campton Hills resident is concerned that a home improvement project will not get done because the person he hired is the man accused of posing as a St. Charles East High School student on Facebook, according to a Campton Hills police report. The resident, who lives in the 8N100 block of Phar Lap Drive, reportedly told police Tuesday

Biggby Coffee closes doors in St. Charles By ASHLEY SLOBODA ST. CHARLES – Biggby Coffee in downtown St. Charles has closed, its Michigan-based corporate office confirmed Tuesday. Biggby Coffee opened in March in the first floor of the building at 117 W. Main St., which also houses Szechwan Restaurant and Forever Yogurt. Owner Todd Madziarczyk did not return messages seeking comment. Lynne Schwartz, executive director of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, said the coffee shop was a great addition to downtown. “We’re really sad to see them go,” she said. Biggby Coffee participated in such partnership events as St. Charles Jazz Weekend and STC Live, Schwartz said. “They definitely got involved in downtown, which was great,” she said. “We enjoyed working with Todd and everyone there, and we wish them the best.”

that he hired Eric Hakala in May to replace a carpeted floor with a hardwood floor and gave him a $700 deposit. The project remains unfinished, police reported. On Oct. 9, police reported, the resident read news reports that Hakala is accused of attempting to meet underage girls through the Internet for sexual encounters. Police have said that Hakala, 37, of the 1100 block of Iroquois Avenue, Naperville, posed as a 15-year-old East student named

“Mike Evans” on Facebook. He reportedly used the fake account to have explicit conversations and exchange photos with other Facebook users in the St. Charles and Batavia area. Hakala is being held at the DuPage County jail on $1 million bond. Because of Hakala’s current circumstances, the Campton Hills resident told police he believes he is out the $700 deposit, police reported. Police described the case as possible fraud.

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Get a chance to meet state rep in Campton Hills CAMPTON HILLS – State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Sycamore, invites residents to stop by from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday

at Luau Coffee at 40W301 Route 64, Campton Hills, for complimentary coffee and conversation. He will be heading to Springfield next week for the General Assembly veto session and wants to hear the views of voters on pending issues and their concerns.

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Jeanne Berry (Mike); and two grandnieces, all of whom she deeply cherished. Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband; sister, Helen Hirt; brother, Richard Hirt; an infant daughter; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Crowley; and granddaughter, Katherine Crowley Burns. Every day, Dorothy said three rosaries: one for her family, one for her friends and one for anyone who needed some prayers. She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered. The visitation with family will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, followed by a funeral Mass celebration at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary‘s Catholic Church, 794 Pearson St., Des Plaines. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. Please sign the guest book at

MARILYN E. HOMESLEY Born: Feb. 28, 1930; in Salem, Ohio Died: Oct. 14, 2013 ELBURN – Marilyn E. Homesley, 83, of Elburn and formerly of East Palestine, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, Oct. 14, 2013, surrounded by the prayers of her family. She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of Russell and Edna (Keebler) Oberholtzer. Marilyn grew up in East Palestine, Ohio, and attended local schools. She graduated as a “straight A” student in 1947. Marilyn met the love of her life at a local basketball game when she crossed paths with Lester Homesley. They were united in marriage the day after Marilyn’s birthday on Feb. 28, 1948, in East Palestine, Ohio, and it was one of the best birthday gifts she ever received. The marriage certificate had both their full names, but ever after Marilyn only called Lester “Hon.” They began their new life together with her parents for a time before Les built their first home. This was the first time that Les could put on display his growing craftsmanship, laying the foundation by hand. Although he built the house and eventually handcrafted most of the furniture, it was Marilyn who

made it a home. In 1958, Les sold his home and began plans to build another one. Les and Marilyn moved back into her parents’ home until it was completed three years later. This new home on Pleasant Drive was bigger and better than his first and now held a growing family that included their 10-year-old son, Randy. They eventually moved to St. Charles, but made Elburn their home since 1974. Marilyn was the perfect mom and wife, but after Randy was grown, she added executive secretary to her resume while working at Riverside Laboratory in Geneva before taking her talents to Curtis Breeding in Elburn. Eventually, she worked at the Kane County Government Center Health Department for several years before retiring. Afterwards, she and Les hit the road in their motor home and traveled to all the places they thought they might like to live, but found there was no place like home in Elburn. Marilyn was an animal lover, especially cats, and the ducks she loved to feed on the Fox River with her grandchildren in tow. She had no rivals when it came to working in the kitchen. Her roasts and ham loaf were second to none, and her cookies were one of a kind. Her love for her family was never ending and the memories made with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are priceless gifts that will be treasured forever. She is survived by one son, Randy (Debbie) Homesley of Elburn; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Jason Homesley and his daughter, Bella, of St. Charles, and Jennifer Dazzo and her four children, Drake, Drew, Kamryn and Corey of Elburn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Edna Oberholtzer; and her husband, Lester “Hon” Homesley. Private family services will be held and interment will occur in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made directly to the charity of your choice. Memories and tributes may also be forwarded to the family at, where you can also see her full life story. Please sign the guest book at

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Sugar Grove • A man, 23, of the 800 block of Black Walnut Drive, Sugar Grove, told police that someone had slashed the tires on vehicles parked in his driveway Sept. 28. • A woman, 35, of Sugar Grove, who works at a retail store in the 100 block of South Route

47, Sugar Grove, told police Oct. 3 that two teen girls had been seen shoplifting candy bars from the store Oct. 2. The girls were described as white with light-colored hair, approximately 15 to 17 years old. • A man, 60, of the 900 block of Lakeridge Court, Sugar Grove, told police Oct. 6 that someone had thrown a pumpkin at his mailbox, damaging it. • A man, 36, of the 400 block of East Merrill Road, Sugar Grove, told police Oct. 6 that someone had damaged his mailbox by throwing a pumpkin at it. • A man, 45, of the 800 block of Edgewood Drive, Sugar Grove, told police Oct. 7 that someone had written two forged checks, totaling almost $4,000, from his account. The checks were dated Sept. 28 and Oct. 1. He said the check numbers and signatures made it apparent that the checks were “obvious forgeries.” • A man, 54, of the 900 block of Pinecrest Drive, Sugar Grove, told police Oct. 8 that someone had used his credit information to purchase a laptop computer with his authorization Oct. 3. Police said the store at which the laptop was purchased confirmed that someone had come to the store to pickup the device, and had presented identification listing the man’s address, but not his name.

8LOCAL BRIEF Fox Valley Academy to hold auditions Nov. 24 NORTH AURORA – The Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance will have auditions Nov. 24 for its winter-spring session, which begins in January. Auditions will be at 311 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora. The academy’s ensembles include the Fox Valley Youth Strings and the Academy

Orchestra. These ensembles are comprised of students, ages 8 to 18. Students are placed according to their abilities. Openings are available in all sections – strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. For information, visit, call 630-476-9072 or email

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Elburn • Jose L. Hernandez, 45, of the 2300 block of Hobbs Lane, Yorkville, was arrested Sept. 26 on a Kane County warrant. He was also cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration. • A woman, of Elburn, told police a man left a wallet at her store in the 200 block of South Main Street. She said the man entered the store at 8 a.m. Oct. 3 and made a purchase, leaving a wallet behind that contained a state identification card, a drivers license for a DeKalb man, DeKalb Park District identification cards, a theme park season pass and a debit card. • A man, of Elburn, told police Oct. 4 he had purchased a smartphone on Craigslist. After receiving the phone, he said the mobile service provider deactivated the phone, saying the phone had not been fully paid for. The man said he was attempting to obtain the ownership records for the phone to determine what to do next.

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DES PLAINES – Dorothy Hirt Crowley, of Des Plaines and formerly of St. Charles, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the age of 98, of natural causes. She was born in Chicago, the youngest of three children. She filled her childhood days with all kinds of sports and was quite an athlete. She graduated from Austin High School, where she was selected “Most Congenial” by her classmates and was known for her warm smile and positive attitude. After high school, Dorothy worked as a cashier at a Chicago restaurant and at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. That same year, she married Walter L. (Bud) Crowley of Oak Park. They moved to St. Charles, where they raised their six children and granddaughter. Dorothy was a devoted and caring wife and mother. Her life revolved around her family. She was active at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and held many offices in its women’s club. Later in life, she and Bud attended the Mission Church. After the death of her husband of 60 years, Dorothy moved to Des Plaines. Her move to The Heritage added a new dimension to her life. She quickly made friends and enthusiastically participated in many activities. She played cards and learned to shoot pool, entertained with jokes and sang with the Senior Chord Rangers. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Mary Grace Crowley-Koch (Ron) of Mt. Prospect; son, Lawrence Crowley of Kagel Canyon Calif.; daughter, Kathleen Crowley (Lew Goodley) of Cedar Park, Texas; son, Paul Crowley (Linda) of Daphne, Ala.; and son, Frank Crowley of St. Charles. Dorothy was blessed with grandchildren, Marie Crowley of California, Paula Scafe (Donald Gallegos) of Texas, Greg Burns of California, Sara Quadlander of Texas, Jessica Harrower (Lafe) of New Mexico. Angela Crowley-Koch of Oregon, Brian Crowley-Koch of Pennsylvania, Claire Crowley of Florida; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, Sue Pantos (Steve) and


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Residents, financial experts react to shutdown By ERIC SCHELKOPF

What do you think?

As Thursday’s deadline to raise the federal borrowing limit draws closer, St. Charles resident Steve Koivula is upset that the federal government hasn’t addressed what he perceives as the real problem – overspending. “You have to cut the spending,” Koivula said. “The longer you delay, the worse it will be.” Federal lawmakers continued Tuesday evening to work on a deal to temporarily fund the government to end a partial shutdown and raise the federal borrowing limit to ensure that all bills can be paid. The deadline for increasing the debt ceiling is Thursday. Koivula also criticized lawmakers for not being able to work together to find a solution to the nation’s budget problems. “The federal government is totally dysfunctional,” he said. “They are not an example for anybody to follow.” Stewart Beach, a financial adviser with Clear Perspective Advisers, which has offices in St. Charles and

We asked some people Tuesday night at St. Charles Bowl, how have you felt about the government shutdown? This is what they said: “It’s sad and pathetic. No one is exempt from blame. We should vote our displeasure.” – James May, St. Charles

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Wilson Hall at Fermilab is seen. Because of the partial government shutdown, all Fermilab public events and tours have been suspended because of the lapse in federal funding. Aurora, believes an agreement will eventually be reached on the debt ceiling, although he believes Thursday’s deadline is artificially set. “The government is not going to let us default on our debt,” Beach said. He is advising his clients not to worry about the fallout that has been caused by the partial government shutdown and the looming

debt ceiling crisis. “The market hasn’t dropped that significantly,” Beach said. “People should make sure their portfolio is properly allocated, and to look at the long-term picture.” Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said his office will be monitoring the situation and the

“I kind of feel like they are all kind of responsible for it. There should be a give and take from both parties.” – Gary Cardiff, Aurora

“The government overspends like crazy. You can’t just keep raising the debt ceiling. You have to spend what you get.” – Steve Lippelt, St. Charles

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Lolis testified that Green brought her grandparents to the restaurant the next day and the next weekend and introduced them to him. “She said they loved the place so much they wanted to be regulars there,” Lolis said. In closing arguments, Assistant State’s Attorneys Bianca Camargo and Daniel Weiler said while there is no physical evidence or witnesses, the jury could rely on testimonial evidence – that is, the believability of the witnesses. Weiler said Lolis had “power and authority” while Green had none, and that Lolis relied on his position to decide to grab her in the dark “because no one was around.” Camargo said two days after the incident, Green testified that Lolis made a disparaging remark about his wife of 22 years. Camargo asked how would Green – who had been hired 10 days before the incident – know how long the

Lolises had been married? “At the end of the day, this defendant put his hands on her,” Camargo said. “He picked the wrong person because she was not going to take it.” In his closing statements, Casement pointed to Green’s

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ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A jury Tuesday found a former St. Charles restaurant owner not guilty of charges that he grabbed a waitress’s breast and squeezed it against her will. A 12-member jury came back with the not guilty verdict after 45 minutes of deliberation after a five-hour trial before Kane County Judge John Noverini. “I’m free,” said a smiling Dimitrios Lolis, 55, of St. Charles, who was shaking hands with his lawyer, James Casement. “It’s 500 pounds off my back. The nightmare is over.” The charge stemmed from a complaint by a former waitress at the now-closed Copper Fox Cafe, 305 W. Main St., St. Charles. Katy Green, 24, of Geneva alleged that Lolis grabbed her right breast at the end of a work night Aug. 20, 2011.

The charge was misdemeanor battery/making physical contact without justification. Lolis faced a punishment of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 if convicted. Lolis had been convicted in a bench trial in 2012, but he won the right to a new trial after a judge determined he had not been properly apprised of his right to a jury trial. In testimony Tuesday, Lolis and his wife, Lisa, maintained that they sat at a table near the front of the restaurant and that he never followed Green to the back of the establishment where Green alleged the battery occurred. St. Charles police officer Dawn Churney testified that Green was upset when she made the police complaint 12 days later. “She was crying,” Churney said. “She was angry. She was in shock. She had kind of a bunch of different emotions going. She was very upset.”

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Anti-bullying message continues to spread By AL LAGATTOLLA

Library assistant Alison Schwarz high-fives members of the Book Buddies group after an activity that is part of Kindness in Kaneland week at the Sugar Grove Public Library.

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To learn more about the Kindness Campaign and Knights Against Bullying, visit their Facebook pages. For information on Sugar Grove Public Library events, visit www.

SUGAR GROVE – Mike Morkert took note of two women who would meet at the Java Plus cafe he operates at the Sugar Grove Public Library. They were making plans for what would become the Kindness Campaign, part of an anti-bullying message that is spreading quickly in the Kaneland community. Morkert described the women – Renee Dee and Leigh Ann Reusche – as “just awesome.” He wanted to get on board. He now stocks the Kindness Campaign’s signature bright green T-shirts at his shop. “I’ll do whatever I can to support it,” Morkert said. This is Kindness in Kaneland Week, a proclamation that has been made at board meetings in Sugar Grove and Elburn, as well as the Kane County Board. At Kaneland High School, groups such as Peer Leadership, PODA (Prevention of Dangerous Acts) and the Gay Straight Alliance will spread the message. Girl Scouts will be at Harter Middle School. Pompon squads from

Kaneland and Sycamore will perform with a united message at a match between the schools Thursday. Mike Rice, the assistant principal for curriculum and instruction at Kaneland High School, said students will be giving out “kindness coupons” to students “caught in the act” of a random act of kindness. “I am excited for the impact this week is going to have across the community,” Rice said. “I think any time we can draw attention to treating each other with kindness and respect, it is a good thing, and I’m so glad that Kaneland schools can be a part of the week.” At the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, the library has given its various programs a kindness theme.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – The Downtown St. Charles Partnership seeks entries for the Electric Christmas Parade. Set for Nov. 30 on Main Street in St. Charles, the parade concludes two days of Holiday Homecoming events, including horsedrawn sleigh rides, visits with Santa and the Lighting

banner carriers. Volunteer forms also are available at www.downtownstcharles. org/holidays. A few sponsorship opportunities still are available at the gold, silver and bronze levels. O r g a n i z a t i o n s w a n ting a marketing presence through Holiday Homecoming may contact the Downtown St. Charles Partnership at 630-443-3964.

by Soul Kitchen, an outreach ministry of St. Mark’s. On the menu for the supper is roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, California medley steamed vegetables, Italian feather bread, honey wheat bread, Jewish apple cake and chocolate apple spice cake. Community suppers are free,

and donations are appreciated, because the goal is for the meals to be self-sustaining. For information, call 630584-8638 or visit www. SoulKitchen.html or follow on Facebook at St. Mark’s 4th Tuesdays Community Supper.

8LOCAL BRIEF Church to host supper ST. CHARLES – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Charles hosts a monthly free community supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall of the church, which is at 101 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. The “4th Tuesdays Community Supper” is sponsored

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Continued from page 12 remains, but now there also is the Kindness Campaign, which focuses on making sure kids know they have the option to be kind, and a nonprofit organization, P.E.A.K. for Kids, which stands for promoting enrichment and kindness. Renee Dee, the founder of P.E.A.K., has said the best way to describe the dynamic is that the Kindness Campaign is a community collaboration, inspired by the Knights Against Bullying and sponsored by P.E.A.K. for Kids. Group leaders have spread their message throughout the Kaneland area, and they found an eager partner in the Sugar Grove library. Sarah Barbel, the youth services director, said those in the classes have embraced the concept. Barbel also wrote a poem, “Rainbow of Kindness,” which states: “We are all part of a colorful rainbow. We all matter. We all have feelings. Together we make a

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beautiful rainbow. We will be nice. We will be happy!” Carol Dolin, the library director, said all are welcome for the movies, but she stressed they will be shown in the teen zone. So even though “Crash” is rated R, those who want to see the movie won’t be turned away. Dolin said she was happy to join the effort. “It’s a really important initiative,” she said. “When Renee approached us about being a part of it, I was like, yeah, what can we do?” Melisa Taylor, a Kane County Board member from Sugar Grove, saluted the group for putting together the proclamations that have been read at board meetings over the past few weeks. Taylor said it’s important to send a message that “bullying is unacceptable.” She said the ideal situation would be a future in which children don’t even remember what bullying was about. “It will be a beautiful day when children will go, ‘What is bullying?’ ” she said.

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Scholarship donors make dreams come true Making dreams come true. That’s what we do at Waubonsee Community College. Many students come here looking for an education that will lead to a satisfying career. Others come for college credit they can transfer to a four-year college or university. Still others come to develop a specific job skill, to improve their ability to speak and write the English language, to continue the process of lifelong learning, or simply to obtain help in deciding their future path. By offering classes that meet a wide variety of learner needs, Waubonsee is helping community members fulfill their educational and career dreams. But many of these dreams would go unrealized if it weren’t for Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarships and the generous donors who make

WAUBONSEE VOICES Linda Linden and Kathy Richards them possible. Like scholarship recipients, scholarship donors are motivated to connect with Waubonsee for a variety of reasons. They may be a local employer who wants to ensure qualified, prepared employees. They may be parents whose child(ren) benefited from a community college education. Or, as in the case of this year’s featured donor, they may be a proud Waubonsee alumnus looking to give back. Late last month, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation hosted its annual “Scholarship Fest: A Celebration of Scholarship Donors and Recipients.” In addition to providing schol-

8LOCAL BRIEF Luncheon, fashion show set for Saturday in Geneva GENEVA – The Altrusa of Fox Valley fashion show and luncheon is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Brook Country Club,

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arship donors and recipients the opportunity to meet and get to know each other, the event also gives an individual from each group the chance to tell his/her personal story of giving and/or receiving. This year’s donor told his story of moving from Argentina to America as a young man and having to learn English quickly. He worked two jobs while attending high school in order to help his parents support the family. After receiving a scholarship from Waubonsee, he was able to give up one of the jobs to spend more time studying. Ultimately he graduated from Northern Illinois University

and law school and now is a highly-regarded Aurora attorney. The donor told recipients: “I challenge you to take full advantage of the opportunities that Waubonsee will provide you ... I challenge you to grow and excel at everything that life throws your way. I challenge you to keep pursuing your dreams. And I challenge you to give back to the next generation of Waubonsee students when the time is right.” This year’s featured scholarship recipient also told a story of the American dream, but in her case, it was about her grandfather, who came from Greece at age 18, learned English and was able to graduate from college by working nights. “Papou” provided a college education for his three daughters and served as a role model for his granddaughter, who now has the

opportunity to earn a degree and improve her life. Rarely is there a gift that lasts a lifetime. An education is one such gift, but many students need help unwrapping it. That’s where you and the Waubonsee Community College Foundation come in. It is the sole mission of the foundation to award scholarships to qualified WCC students; however, we can’t do that without your help. Visit www. or call the Office of Fund Development at 630-466-2316 to learn more.

• Kathy Richards is the director of fund development, and Linda Linden is a fund development associate at Waubonsee Community College. The “Waubonsee Voices” column runs the third Wednesday of each month in the Kane County Chronicle.


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Fermilab public events suspended • SHUTDOWN Continued from page 10 impact it could have on state finances. “I have ensured that the Illinois State Treasury is positioned for a possible shortterm technical default on U.S. Treasury bills,” Rutherford said in a statement. “This planning will allow the state to meet its liquidity needs, such as payments on general obligation bonds and interest on a short-term basis.” The effects of the partial government shutdown, now in its second week, are being felt in this area. For one, all Fermilab public events and tours have been suspended because of the lapse in federal funding. The high-energy physics laboratory, located in Batavia, remains open, but for how long remains unknown. Fermilab employs about 1,700 people. Department of Energy officials have said if a funding resolution is not achieved in the near term, the department will have to shut down nonessential operations, resulting in employee and contractor furloughs. “This reckless and unnecessary shutdown is hurting our still-recovering economy and could have a serious impact on our national labs, including Fermilab,” U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a former Fermilab scientist, has said. “If this shutdown continues, Fermilab will likely be forced to furlough staff and shut down research. We need to immediately end this unnecessary shutdown and get the government back to work.” The St. Charles office of the Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District also is closed because of the government shutdown. Staff members are having to work remotely. In a recent statement about the government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, said he has been fighting to “protect hardworking families and small businesses from the unintended consequences of the president’s health care law.”



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Safety concerns To the Editor: After some thought, I have decided to speak out on the subject of locally-held races of any stripe. I feel that some poorly controlled races are a disaster in the making. On a Sunday – Sept. 22 – I was driving from my home in North Aurora, north on Route 31, to meet a friend for breakfast at Egg Harbor Cafe in Geneva. The chaos I encountered north of Fabyan Parkway left me very concerned for the safety of marathoners. From the entrance to Fabyan, off of Route 31, and on north to the entrance to the Kane County Government Center at the bottom of Third Street in Geneva, the curb-side northbound lane was coned off from the inside lane. This was done

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in an attempt to corral a host of runners, who were often so jam-packed into that narrow lane that many were overflowing into traffic, which, fortunately, was light. I observed runners, who were attempting to pass the herd, run out into my open lane, and one man attempted to leap over a cone, knocking it over and tripping. I fully expected him to fall into my lane, but he somehow managed to keep his feet, and sprinted ahead in my lane, finally returning to the lane meant for runners. The difficulties for northbound motorists were compounded by dozens of bicyclists pedaling south on the south-flowing lanes, impeding motorists heading south, and as these motorists attempted to bypass the bicycles, they often moved into my north-bound lane,

forcing me to slow or stop to avoid a sideswipe, or a frontend collision. This was not unexpected, my observations being that few motorists seem inclined to respect the requirement of remaining in their lane. I must admit I have never seen such a potential for disaster with any type of footrace. No amount of planning can foresee every instance of conflict, but hosting so many, in such a short space of time, surely must be avoided in the future. How anyone escaped injury, considering what I observed, is – in my view – an absolute miracle. And nowhere along that treacherous length did I observe any type of management, except for those cones, several of which were knocked down. Jim Ledbetter North Aurora

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Over the course of a century, reformers constructed a web of rules to curb the ability of a wealthy few to distort the political process with big checks. Now the reformers are on the defensive, at least on the national level, trying to protect the rules in the face of a hostile Supreme Court and a continuing flood of cash into the political system. In 1907, corporate donations to campaigns were banned. In 1940, limits were set on how much individuals could donate to candidates. In the 1970s, restrictions were added on the total amount people could give every election cycle to campaigns and various political committees. In 2002 came the banning of “soft money” that sloshed around the system. But the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling and another decision in a related case opened the way for unlimited corporate, union or individual contributions to groups that keep just enough distance from candidates to claim that they are “independent.” Last Tuesday, the court heard a fresh challenge, McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, contesting the personal donation limits that became law in 1974. Under the rules, individuals can donate no more than $123,200 every election cycle – a total of $48,600 to candidates and $74,600 to political parties, associated political committees and the like. During those Tuesday arguments, Justice Antonin Scalia wondered why keeping these sorts of restrictions still made sense, since cash-flush companies and individuals can direct vast amounts of money toward nominally independent spending on candidates’ behalf. His comments were both galling

and unconvincing. They were galling because big spenders wouldn’t have the opportunity to distort the process if Scalia and his colleagues hadn’t handed down Citizens United. And they were unconvincing because donations given to candidates and groups more directly associated with them are more likely to buy influence. Campaign finance reform advocates warn of candidates or party leaders asking for multi-million-dollar checks directly from a few wealthy people, as long as the cash is spread strategically among candidates, state party committees and others involved in election efforts. Relying on Buckley vs. Valeo, a 1976 Supreme Court case that challenged the 1974 law, the reformers have a shot at prevailing, or at least limiting the damage from a negative ruling. Chief Justice John Roberts seemed open to at least maintaining aggregate caps on donations to party committees. If anything, Scalia’s words should spark an effort to deal with the wide legal channels through which large amounts of money can legally enter and corrupt the political process within the strictures the court majority has imposed. One rational response to the erosion of limits on campaign cash would be more transparency about where money comes from and where it goes. Secret donors injected more than $300 million into last year’s elections. Enabling the public to easily evaluate the donors behind campaigns at least would allow citizens to vote against candidates who may be beholden to a wealthy few. There is one problem. Politicians who once claimed to support more transparency, such as Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., turned against the idea once reformers began losing in court. That’s indefensible.

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St. Charles East players celebrate their win Tuesday over Batavia. The Saints won the second and third games after falling in Game 1.

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ST. CHARLES EAST DEF. BATAVIA 2-1 (19-25, 25-20, 25-15)

Saints surge in 3 By JAY SCHWAB ST. CHARLES – At 5-foot7, St. Charles East junior Meagan Smith doesn’t look the part of an imposing outside hitter. “It’s tough just because everyone judges you on your height, so you kind of get judged for that,” Smith said. “But overall, you just have to work for it.” Smith did just that in the decisive third game Tuesday of the Saints girls volleyball team’s 19-25, 25-20, 25-15 win against Batavia, helping propel East to a crucial Upstate Eight Conference River victory. Smith had seven of her 12 kills in Game 3 as East pulled away. With the Bulldogs’ blockers doing their best to keep tabs on East junior standout Megan Schildmeyer (matchhigh 14 kills) and 5-foot-10 lefty Dana Voltolina, Smith was her resourceful self, picking her spots to attack wisely. “I think it’s probably being really smart because I know I’m not that tall so I can’t put the ball down as hard, so I have to focus on using their hands and being smart with the ball,” Smith said. All four Tri-Cities teams – Batavia, East, Geneva and St. Charles North – entered Tuesday with only one UEC River loss apiece, making Tuesday’s match vital for the Bulldogs and Saints. East (22-5, 4-1 UEC River) prevailed despite playing short-handed, most notably without middle hitters Mikaela Mosquera and Ashley Bullock. East still had sophomore Sydney Urban to help fortify the middle, and junior Alex Mazanke did her best to fill in, playing out of position. Junior libero Anne Hughes called the match “very chaotic, but we got the job done.” “We’re missing a couple middles so everyone’s

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Carly Jimenez of St. Charles East goes in for a dig Tuesday during East’s win over Batavia. having to step in and play different positions,” Hughes said. “The first game, we were just trying to figure out what we needed to do to put balls down and get some points, and then I think in the second game, we figured that out.” Hughes led the Saints with 26 digs, Chloe Rojas added 17 digs and setter Carly Jimenez had 14 digs to go with her match-high 33 assists. East coach Jennie Kull credited the Saints’ defense for keeping the team together. “That’s the stability that we have no matter who’s in the front row, so we’re able to stay consistent there,” Kull said. Batavia (15-12, 3-2 UEC River) dominated the first game, with much of the Saints’ scoring coming with the game well out of hand. The Bulldogs had a chance to close out the match, pulling within 21-20 in Game 2, but a well-placed Urban kill triggered a 4-0 Saints run to force a third game.

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Batavia’s Shea Thayer (12) gets the ball over the net. “In the first game, we were able to run our middles, and we were scoring,” Bulldogs coach Lori Trippi-Payne said. “Then they take that away from us, and everything was all over the place. We were out of system a lot, and we struggled a little bit. Our outsides weren’t able to terminate as much as they usually do.” Heather Meyer (13 kills), Audrey Faulhaber (28 assists) and Maddie Jaudon (18 digs) paced the Bulldogs, who now appear likely to tie with the loser of next week’s East-Geneva match for third place in the UEC River. The

winner of East-Geneva is expected to tie North for the conference crown. Kull hustled back to St. Charles after visiting her ill mother in Champaign, calling it a stressful last few days. But the veteran coach said Tuesday’s match helped brighten her spirits, along with a text message at 4:37 a.m. from her assistant coach, Mike Bui, who reported that his wife, Kristen, had just given birth to a baby girl. “She was [6 pounds, 3 ounces], so she’ll be a libero here in 14 years,” Kull said.

TODAY Boys soccer: Larkin at St. Francis, 7 p.m.; Marmion at Wheaton Academy, 7 p.m.; Richmond-Burton at Burlington Central, 6 p.m.; St. Charles East at Metea Valley, 6 p.m. Girls volleyball: Aurora Central Catholic at Chicago Christian, 6:00 p.m.; Immaculate Conception at Rosary, 6:30 p.m.; St. Francis at Marian Central Catholic, 6:15 p.m.; Aurora Christian at Wheaton Academy, 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY Boys soccer: Glenbard South at St. Francis, 7 p.m.; Batavia at Downers Grove North, 6:30 p.m.; Sycamore at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Girls volleyball: Aurora Central Catholic at Geneva, 5:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at Richmond-Burton, 6 p.m.; Batavia at Metea Valley, 5:30 p.m.; Sycamore at Kaneland, 6 p.m. Girls swimming: St. Charles East at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m.

MONICA GUYETT St. Charles North • Sophomore • Girls swimming Why she was selected: Guyett won individual titles in the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle and was part of two winning relays in a home invitational.

How was Saturday compared to some of your other strong meets of the season?

My 200 free was pretty good, only a second off what had been my best, and my 500 was three seconds faster than what I’ve been doing all season and only three seconds off what I did last year at the state finals, so I think I did pretty good.

Have your strongest events stayed the same over the years, or have they changed much?

No, I’ve always been a mid-distance, distance person. I just like those. With the East-North meet upcoming, how much anticipation is there for that one?

It’s pretty fun. I know most of the girls on East, and it’s going to be fun to see everyone. It’s going to be a great competition, so I’m excited to see what our times are and how we do there. If you had to pick one teammate to help you with some tough homework, who would it be, and why?

I would like to pick my sister, Nicole Guyett. She is a senior and Thursday is our senior night. She is really dedicated and always tries to earn good grades, and just really helps me whenever I have troubles.

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St. Francis junior Steven Fassnacht couldn’t even venture an estimate of how many text messages and voicemails he received over the weekend. “It was a lot of messages,” Fassnacht said. “My phone wasn’t working very well.” Fassnacht, a two-way performer for the Spartans football team, had dozens of well-wishes in the aftermath of a scary-looking injury early in the third quarter of Friday’s game at Marmion. Fassnacht, attempting to bring down the Cadets running back Josh Meyers, instead was steamrolled on the play, and landed perilously on his neck. The game was delayed as medical personnel tended to Fassnacht, who was taken off Fichtel Field on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The prognosis is much better than some might have originally feared. Fassnacht said Monday night that he has a neck sprain, but a CAT scan came back negative. “It was kind of a fluke,” Fassnacht said of the play that led to his injury. “I was expecting pass, and the kid just caught me flat-footed. I wasn’t low enough and he just got underneath my pads, and I just went straight back.” Fassnacht said he heard a “crunching” sound as he

PREP ZONE Jay Schwab landed, but he was never overly concerned the injury would be serious. “[My parents] were upset but I told them I’d be fine,” Fassnacht said. “We went to the hospital, results were negative, so that was a big relief.” Fassnacht is a key cog on both sides of the ball for St. Francis; he plays safety on defense and slot receiver and running back on offense. With the help of treatment from a chiropractor, he hopes to return this season, perhaps as soon as the Spartans’ regular season finale Oct. 25 against St. Edward. St. Francis (3-4) has lost four straight games but could make the playoffs if it defeats Guerin and St. Ed, and ends up with enough playoff points to squeak into the postseason at 5-4. Fassnacht downplayed Friday’s injury as “painful but nothing too serious,” but there was no underselling the support that followed from teammates, friends and family. “I felt very loved,” he said. “I had a lot of support.”

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sectionals are this weekend, marking a change of venue for Kaneland. The Knights have been grouped with Tri-Cities area teams in St. Charles in recent years but, this season, the IHSA slotted Kaneland in the West Aurora Sectional, which includes opponents such as Waubonsie Valley, West Aurora and the Oswego schools. “I think on paper I should be somewhat optimistic because there’s just so much talent in that St. Charles sectional, it’s just hard to imagine that much talent in the [West Aurora Sectional] also, but you start thinking like that, you get yourself in trouble,” Kaneland coach Tim Larsen said. “We’re going to practice hard and assume we’re going to see some [quality competition] out there.” Kaneland is coming off a Northern Illinois Big 12 conference championship last weekend. Singles standout Sammie Schrepferman and the Knights’ top doubles team of Jelly Emmanouil and Madi Jurcenko – all three juniors – are past state tournament qualifiers.

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St. Charles North girls swimming sophomore Monica Guyett turns 16 today but she’s already had ample reason to celebrate lately. On Saturday, Guyett won individual titles in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.01) and 500 freestyle (5:04.13) and was also part of two winning relays for North in a home invitational. Guyett, the Kane County Chronicle-St. Charles Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week, spoke with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab about her performance Saturday and Thursday’s meet against St. Charles East. The following is an edited transcript:

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Kaneland’s Riley Hannula (14) bumps the ball Tuesday during the second game against DeKalb. DeKalb defeated Kaneland, 25-17 and 25-15. BELOW: Kaneland libero Kathy Nguyen attempts to dig a ball during the second game.


Barbs down Knights DeKalb moving closer to NI Big 12 East title By ROSS JACOBSON MAPLE PARK – The confidence exuded from the DeKalb volleyball team is easy to pick up. After a 5-0 weekend and a tournament championship, the Barbs continued their strong play of late with a 25-17, 25-15 win over Kaneland. The win put the Barbs (24-3, 7-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) that much closer to a conference championship and has them setting their sights on the postseason, which is just a few weeks away. “This part of the season has been great for us. We’ve improved a lot,” senior outside hitter Abby Hickey said. “We’re finally getting to that point where we’re pushing to play for regionals and trying to go far in the playoffs.” DeKalb dominated from the start of the first game on Kaneland’s Volley for the Cure night, which celebrated survivors of breast cancer and hoped to bring further awareness to the fight against the disease. The Barbs ran off to an 8-2 lead after Nicole Schladt’s ace, forcing Kaneland to call a quick

timeout. DeKalb remained in front by six when Madison Lord made a tough dig off a Kaneland serve that clipped the net and Courtney Bemis followed with a kill. “They are starting to understand what the definition of little things is and they’re starting to understand that hots things need to be done in order to play good volleyball,” DeKalb coach Ben Fisher said. “Before we weren’t doing that, we were giving those points away.” While DeKalb rarely made mistakes, Kaneland (9-12, 3-4) had trouble finding its serve. Despite a small run midway through the first game that saw Ellie Dunn record back-to-back aces, Kaneland never got within three points after the first timeout in the first set.

Hitting errors continued for Kaneland in the second game and Kaneland coach Kerri McCastland said her team’s performance was a total reversal from the well-played matches Kaneland competed in at their weekend tournament in Iowa. “You’ve got to bring their ‘A’ game against a team like DeKalb,” McCastland said. “So many unforced errors, game one we rarely got the ball over the net on a serve.” Courtney Bemis led the Barbs with seven kills while Hickey chipped in with five. Lord dished out 14 assists and Schladt had 10 digs. Heather Bemis had a pair of blocks and Wagner recorded two aces. The Barbs host Rochelle while Kaneland plays Sycamore on Thursday in Maple Park.

ELGIN – The Geneva girls volleyball team knocked off Larkin, 25-14, 25-20, on Tuesday, setting up a showdown next week against St. Charles East. If the Vikings (21-7, 4-1 Upstate Eight Conference River) can upend East next Tuesday, Geneva likely would share the UEC River title with St. Charles North, which, like East, also has one conference loss. Vikings coach KC Johnsen was proud that his players didn’t overlook Larkin. “They knew a couple of their kids are pretty solid players so I think the girls did a real nice job of not looking past them, and that especially showed in that first game,” Johnsen said. “We came out pretty well.” Grace Loberg (seven kills), Kelsey Wicinski (21 digs), Maddie Courter (six blocks) and Megan Cameron (12 assists) paced Geneva. Johnsen said the Vikings were “zeroed in” early. “No matter who we set, they took a good swing, and if they didn’t [put it away], we played good defense and got another good swing,” Johnsen said. “I thought our offense

was really diverse tonight.”

Harvest Academy 2, Aurora Christian 0 (29-27, 25-16): At Aurora, Aurora Christian dropped the nonconference match.

BOYS SOCCER Kaneland 1, Yorkville 0: At Yorkville, Tyler Siebert scored off an Anthony Parillo assist in the first half to lead Kaneland (8-5-4, 5-2-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) to the win.

Neuqua Valley 5, Geneva 4: At Naperville, Geneva got goals from Matt Waldoch, Beck Nebergall, Igor Honore and Jason Lagger but the Vikings (7-10) dropped the UEC crossover. Lagger and Nebergall also had assists. The Vikings will face the Wildcats again in a 3A regional semifinal Oct. 22 in Geneva. Batavia 4, Bartlett 1: At Streamwood, Kevin Collins netted three goals and Jeff Lorden also scored for Batavia (14-3-2) in the UEC crossover.

Burlington Central 4, Hampshire 1: At Hampshire, Paolo Sespene scored two goals and Matt O’Connor and AJ Gouriotis also scored to lead Central (18-2) to the nonconference win.

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Heading off injuries Injury Armored working to help athletes prepare for the unknown By MATT PUTTIN

n Location: 1222 N. Eola Road, Aurora n Office number: 630-3756700 n Online: Register for an appointment at underneath the “contact us” tab by clicking on the Injury Armored logo on the bottom left corner. For more information, email info@ or Patients are then provided with a risk assessment based off the results. In the risk assessment, there are three ratings the patient can receive. There is a low risk to injury, a moderate risk and a high risk. If the patient receives a moderate to high risk of injury in a specific area, Turner and staff will give the athlete a training program in order to strengthen that certain weakness. By doing this, the assessment gives athletes a pathway to greater performance in their sport. “Our computerized muscle testing is incredibly accurate,” Turner said. “The computerized muscle test almost serves as a confirmation to the pre-checkup phase.” Once the risk assessment is given to the patient, the patient is expected to work on the areas in which he or she needs improvement. Provided that the patient does so, the computerized muscle test is conducted four to five months later to see whether there has been an advance in the previous weakness. “The good thing about the computerized muscle test is that after the athlete has been given his deficits and the appropriate exercises, it’s suggested that the athlete re-test it again four to five months later and see how those deficits have cleaned up,” Turner said. According to its website, Injury Armored is working

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AURORA – A new company in Aurora aims to prevent many sports injuries from occurring through proactive testing. Injury Armored is a newly formed athletic testing company located at 1222 N. Eola Road in Aurora. It is headed by seasoned sports therapist Mark Turner. Turner has built a local and national reputation as a “sports medical guru,” the Injury Armored website touts. A former college and professional football player, Turner has spent more than 20 years working with athletes and their injuries. At Injury Armored, the goal is to pre-diagnose potential season-ending or career-ending injuries before they happen. In just 45 minutes, Injury Armored’s unique, computerized muscle testing results can answer many serious questions or concerns that an athlete might have about future injury risk. Before going through the computerized muscle testing, the patient will be looked at by Turner and staff as a pre-checkup. The patient will be observed when asked to perform certain stretches or exercises. By observing possible deficiencies, Turner and his assistants gain insights about what weaknesses they can expect when they begin the computerized, muscle testing session. The diagnosis process consists of a series of computerized muscle tests with medical evaluations and therapeutic observations designed to identify and assess risk factors for potential injury. The muscle testing is done through a computerized device that measures the amount of force in pounds provided by the certain muscle. Two examples of the tests done include hip hinging and shoulder abduction.

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Mark Turner (left) goes through the pre-checkup phase with Dylan Thompson at Injury Armored in Aurora. Injury Armored helps athletes prevent injuries before they occur.. with multiple college programs this fall such as Miami (Ohio) University, University of Illinois and Eastern Michigan University. It has also worked with the Chicago Bears and Olympic gymnasts and track athletes. Injury Armored is expanding into high school sports, too. “We have commitments from Naperville North and Naperville Central. We are talking with Marmion as well,” Turner said. Baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, hockey, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling and volleyball athletes have all worked with Injury Armored. Montini football defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has recently tested with Injury Armored. Thompson has committed to play football at Ohio State starting next year. “I thought [Injury Armored] was a great way to get looked at,” Thompson said. “There were a lot of things

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that now to keep my strength up, and it will prevent a lot of injuries for me. “By doing this, I hope I can stay healthy and get the Montini Broncos to another state championship game.”

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DeKALB – Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey is looking at options at tailback. At Tuesday’s news conference, Carey said that sophomore running back Keith Harris Jr. is out for the year because of ankle surgery, which he was scheduled to have today. “It’s the right thing,” Carey said. “We need to get him in there and get it fixed.” Harris left the game against Kent State on Oct. 5 with the injury. He finishes the season with 21 carries for 143 yards, an average of 6.8 yards a touch. He also missed the final four games of last season because of an ankle injury. Without Harris’ services, NIU has just two healthy backs on the roster, not counting true freshmen. Last year’s starter – senior Akeem Daniels, hasn’t practiced yet this season because he’s recovering from offseason foot surgery, but Carey said he’s closer to getting back on the practice field. Junior Giorgio Bowers left the team before the Purdue game. He did not have a carry this season. “Once we get him there I think we’ll feel real good about how fast he progresses,” Carey said of Daniels. “But you’ve got to be careful with the injury he has and when you get him there. That’s been the caution but it’s been the right caution.”

Junior Cameron Stingily has been NIU’s go-to back this season and has had a solid year – he’s ran for 656 yards and six touchdowns. Junior walk-on James Spencer is listed as the backup. Carey wouldn’t rule out having to burn the redshirt of either Jordan Huff or Aurora Christian product Joel Bouagnon, or moving fellow true freshman Aregeros Turner back to running back. Turner was recruited to NIU as an athlete, and took some reps at tailback in fall camp. Turner, who played wideout and tailback in high school, has been at wide receiver, and currently has two catches for nine yards. “Any and all scenarios are available,” Carey said. Luckily, NIU has gotten all it could have asked for out of Stingily, who had a strong fall camp and has carried it over into the season. The offensive line has also played well. Fans should see more of Spencer, a walk-on redshirt-junior out of Fremont, Ohio. He had just four carries heading into the season, and has 13 touches for 73 yards this year, an average of 5.6 yards a carry. “He’s getting first-team reps now. He’s very versatile back there, we can pretty much use him in any package,” quarterback Jordan Lynch said of Spencer. “He’s not afraid to run the ball up the middle and go head on.”

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), playwright; Angela Lansbury (1925), actress; Suzanne Somers (1946), actress; Tim Robbins (1958), actor; John Mayer (1977), musician; Bryce Harper (1992), baseball player. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – A realistic look at your current position will stop you from taking on too much. Explore activities or interests that spark your imagination and bring you joy. Children and seniors will provide you with a different point of view; listen and learn. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Put the people you enjoy spending time with first. Don’t hold back if someone asks you how you feel or what you want to pursue. Honesty will lead to victory. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Look at the big picture and discuss your plans with someone you feel can contribute to what you hope to accomplish. Opportunity and information will come from an unexpected source. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Be aware of what’s going on around you. Be prepared to jump in and make changes to offset something you don’t agree with or like. You could be thrown into an unsafe situation, so take precautions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You’ll be offered favors and the support you need if you present your requests to innovative recipients. Use emotional tactics if it will help you maintain control. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Check out destinations that interest you, but don’t put yourself in a vulnerable position. Journey to safe places and focus on health, well-being and enjoying the people you love. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your imagination will lead you on a magic carpet ride. Let your mind wander and your ideas grow. A new and exciting venture can bring in high returns. You’re firing on all cylinders, so get crackin’. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Follow the current and drift down the path of least resistance. Your heart will lead you in the right direction. Take some time to do what you enjoy most with someone who is special to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Taking a walk down memory lane will encourage you to look up old friends or pursue activities you used to enjoy. Explore the possibilities that are available to you for a richer life. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You will be torn in different directions when it comes to your personal life and professional goals. Give-andtake will be necessary, along with an honest evaluation. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – If you’re feeling like you’re in a rut, shake things up by attending an event that could put you in touch with people who share your interests. An unusual activity will result in a change of plans. Don’t be afraid to take a chance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Size up your situation before making a move. Someone is likely to accuse you of meddling or not keeping your word. Listen and take care of any complaints quickly. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Keep the communication going with family members or co-workers. You have everything to gain by being open and addressing what you can offer a friend, your community or a group in need of help.

New ‘Romeo & Juliet’ film heads back to basics By ED SYMKUS More Content Now Has time run out for movie versions of the “timeless” story of “Romeo & Juliet?” Weren’t audiences satisfied when Franco Zeffirelli introduced his cast of young unknowns in a lush presentation in the late 1960s, or when the story of forbidden love went the musical route a few years earlier in “West Side Story?” How about when Baz Luhrmann radically updated things in the mid-1990s with Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes taking on the iconic roles in the supposedly hip “Romeo + Juliet”? This new one (notice the absence of the phrase “new and improved”) goes back to basics, to the Verona of sometime around 1400, sticks to Shakespearian English, and again features fairly new faces in the title roles. Brit actor Douglas Booth’s biggest credit to date was as Pip in a TV min-series of “Great Expectations,” and Hailee Steinfeld has a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for “True Grit.” The story in a Renaissance nutshell: You’ve got your two wealthy Italian families – the Montagues and the Capulets, who enjoy each other’s company about as much as the Hatfields and the McCoys. The hot young Montague named Romeo stumbles upon the sight of the gorgeous (his opinion) young Capulet named Juliet at a masked ball (I always found it odd that they’re wearing face-covering masks yet practically swoon over each other). Ah, young love, and the first of many kisses. You might want to grab a pen and make a hash mark each time Booth and Steinfeld kiss, but you’ll want to bring a lot of paper, and you’ll want to hope that there was a hefty budget for breath freshener on the set. But hold on. There’s trouble enough, what with them being from different sides of the aisle, but here comes Juliet’s angry, sword-wielding cousin Tybalt (Ed Westwick, best known as

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Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld star in “Romeo & Juliet.” Chuck on “Gossip Girl”), who hates Romeo because, well, he fully believes he’s supposed to hate Romeo. Shakespeare and his newest adaptor, Julian Fellowes – who does stick mostly to the original play – give us plotlines involving the bonds of friendship, the politics of feuding, the power of the church (or at least the attempts of one friar to smooth things over), a secret marriage, the fury of parents whose children don’t do what they’re told, and all sorts of tragedy, involving swords, daggers, magic potions and poison. But while these ingredients have made for a gripping story in the past, and have held theater audiences in thrall for centuries, there’s something missing here. Oh, we get a fine performance from Douglas Booth, who appears quite at ease with the flowery language; and Paul Giamatti reaches just the right levels of scenery chewing as Friar Laurence, as does Lesley Mannville as the character known only as Nurse. The problems fall on Steinfeld who, in conjunction with director Carlo Carlei,

gives a flat, uninteresting performance as Juliet. It’s an instance of what they call in the business “miscasting.” She’s believable when silently staring, through love-struck eyes, at Romeo, but unlike Booth, she’s not a natural with the style of language. Production design and costuming are strong, and the film moves along at a good clip, but – and blame this squarely on Mr. Shakespeare (or is it Francis Bacon?) – the morbid ending that has plagued every stage and movie production before this one and will continue to on every future one, is of eye-rolling absurdity. Of course, there are those fans who disagree, and break into tears every time our hero and heroine do what they do in their final scene. And if you can’t get enough of this stuff, “Romeo and Juliet in Harlem” is set for a 2014 release.

• “Romeo & Juliet” is written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Carlo Carlei. The film stars Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld and Paul Giamatti. It is rated PG-13.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips information about it. Because you want to help them avoid unwanted pregnancies (as well as STDs), direct them to the nearest Planned Parenthood Center for low-cost or no-cost birth control and instruction on how to use it. Dear Abby: I am the mother of three wonderful girls. The problem is my husband thinks the way to make them love him is by allowing them everything I don’t. I’ll give you some examples: I don’t let the girls eat anywhere except at the table, so my husband brings treats into the family room. I also try to adhere to a regular bedtime schedule, while he thinks nothing of stretching lights-out to an hour or more later. While this makes him Fun Daddy in our house, it makes me ... Mean Mommy In Ohio Dear Mommy: It appears you’re not just raising three wonderful

girls, but also coping with an immature, overgrown boy. Parenthood is supposed to be a united, consistent partnership, a team effort. Your husband is sabotaging you and ignoring that one of the responsibilities of parenthood is establishing rules and limits that children should live with. Dear Abby: I work at a senior retirement community, and the residents have a Halloween party each year. In the past, there were prizes for the three best costumes. However, last year they stopped giving prizes because one of the residents is a professional artist and costume maker, and the association felt it would be unfair to the others to have him compete. This year it was decided not to hold the contest at all. The residents are disappointed. How can they continue to have the costume contest and include the professional? – Dressed Up In Louisiana Dear Dressed Up: Ask the artist/ costume designer to be the judge. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Alzheimer’s caregivers can find their own peace Dear Doctor K: I do my best to care for my mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. But I often feel guilty and frustrated. Can you help me change my outlook – for my sake and my mother’s? Dear Reader: Fortunately, I never had to face the challenge that you face, as my parents both died while in full possession of their faculties. But many of my patients and friends are experiencing what you are going through. And like you, they often feel guilty and judge themselves harshly. The sad truth is that today there is little anyone can do to fully prevent the slow decline of someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s. As I look at the status of research on the disease, I’m an optimist. I think some powerful ways to prevent and treat the disease may well be discovered in the next 20 to 30 years. As a caregiver, there is only so much you can do. And even when you’re doing everything right, a person who is not in her right mind may not appreciate what you’re doing. When that person is someone you love, that’s really hard to deal with. In her helpful new book, “Mindfulness Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers,” my Har-

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff vard Medical School colleague Dr. Gail Gazelle helps guide caregivers back to physical and emotional health so that they can continue to care for their loved ones while preserving their own well-being. You can learn more about the book, and also order it, on my website, Dr. Gazelle offers lots of practical advice, tips and exercises to help you reframe your thoughts. Your circumstances might not change, but your ability to control the way you experience your circumstances can. Here are a few examples: • Guilt. When your loved one has Alzheimer’s, the guilt can seem endless. You feel guilty that you don’t visit often enough, or that you don’t do enough. You feel guilty about things that you did or didn’t do before the disease took over. When you experience guilt, ask yourself: In what ways can I replace my guilt with awareness of the good things that I’m doing for my loved one?

• The present moment. Experience what’s happening right now, without labeling or judging it. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future. Enjoy the view from wherever you stand. It decreases worry and stress. • Moments of joy. During the most trying times, we sometimes find moments of joy. With Alzheimer’s, such moments may be small but significant: a smile of understanding. Your mother’s cooperation while getting dressed. A caress that takes you back to earlier years. Hang on to these moments by keeping a journal describing the times when you feel a strong sense of joy. Describe what made the moment so joyful. Be a source of reassurance and what you think may be happy memories. Touch your mother the way you always have. Sing a song she loved, and try to get her to join you. When you remind her of what she loved, you can bring both of you a measure of peace.

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

Dr. Wallace: I broke up with the boy I had been dating steadily for almost a year. He is a nice guy, but at the end, I really didn’t like him. He took it hard when I told him I wasn’t going out with him any more. He asked if we could remain friends and, foolishly, I said yes. Now he has become a pest. He calls me almost every night and keeps inviting me to go places with him as a friend. I keep telling him no, but he continues to pester me. I haven’t seen him in over a month, but, unfortunately, I talk with him almost every day. Help! – Nameless, Houston, Tex. Dear Nameless: Be honest and to the point. Tell this boy that you want him to stop calling you, and that you have no intention of going out with him again. If that doesn’t end the pestering, the next time he calls, simply say, “Please don’t call again,” and hang up. He’ll get the message. Dr. Wallace: I’m 20 and engaged to a guy who is 23. We set a wedding date for my birthday, Dec. 11. Our relationship has been short, but sweet. We met at a mutual friend’s 21st birthday party and it seemed to be love at first sight for both of us. He is a musician and I am a flight attendant, so we don’t have a lot of time together, but the time we do share is wonderful. About a week ago, I received a call from a young lady who said that she read about our engagement in the local newspaper and felt it necessary to tell me that she is this guy’s former wife and that she divorced

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace him because of the physical abuse she endured while they were together. I was totally shocked by the conversation. She gave me her phone number and said that she would meet with me if I wanted such a meeting. Now I’m really confused. One minute I think that I’m going to marry the man of my dreams, and a phone call later I’m an emotional wreck. I discussed this with my mother and she said that I must talk to this girl immediately. My best girlfriend told me to forget the phone call because the ex-wife probably still loves the guy and can’t bring herself to realize that he is getting married. What should I do? I’m really confused. – Nameless, Newark, N.J.

Dear Nameless: You can’t ignore that phone call. Take your mother’s advice. Meet with the ex-wife, listen to her story and ask many questions. You’ll get a sense of whether she’s telling the truth, or just acting out of jealousy. To the extent possible, seek out others who know her to verify her story. Has your fiance talked about her or even told you he was previously married? If he hasn’t, that’s very suspicious. Ultimately, you will need to ask him what’s what. Don’t rush into a wedding when serious questions remain unanswered. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@


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Dear Abby: My 17-year-old daughter confided that she has become sexually involved with her boyfriend and asked if I would buy condoms for her. I agreed that she should protect herself and bought her a box of 12. A week later, she informed me that she needed another 12-pack. When I asked why she had run out so quickly, she confessed that she has been supplying them to her girlfriends. Apparently they can’t confide in their moms the way she can with me. My dilemma is that condoms are expensive and, on one hand, I don’t want to be the one supplying a group of kids. On the other hand, if I can help to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, maybe it’s worth it. What do you think I should do? – Safe Sex Advocate In Illinois Dear Safe Sex Advocate: If your daughter’s friends are old enough to be sexually active, they and their boyfriends should also be responsible enough to provide their own birth control. Generally, teens do not need the permission of their parents to receive

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When ligaments are injured we describe this as a SPRAIN. Grade I Sprain: a stretching of the ligaments past their normal range of motion; mild pain and swelling.


Grade II Sprain: a partial tear of the ligaments; usually with some bruising, more painful and swollen.

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Initial treatment can be RICE therapy: Rest Ice Compression Elevation Substantial pain and bruising with foot or ankle sprains should prompt a visit for evaluation by Dr. Mytych.

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Grade III Sprain: a severe injury with complete rupture of the ligaments; severe pain, swelling and bruising are present. Usually requires prompt medical attention.

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Ligaments: Connect bones to other bones, these are thickened areas of connective tissue that provide stability for your joints.



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

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Wait for a moment; medics will arrive


Jim Boren was a humorist and writer on “bureaucratese,” in which he poked fun at what he called “the vacuumental thinking and idiotoxicities of Washington.” He said: “I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know why those doctors were wearing masks.” Some bridge players would benefit from being allowed access to a bridge doctor, who would explain how to keep a contract alive. In this deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads a low club and East puts up his jack. How should South plan the play? What would the doctor recommend? In the auction, South considered rebidding three diamonds to show his six-card suit and game-invitational values. But he had two solid club stoppers and knew that usually nine tricks are easier to win than 11. (Note that five diamonds goes down, declarer losing one spade and two hearts.) South seems to have nine top tricks: one spade, six diamonds and two clubs. However, that lead is annoying because it has cut declarer’s communication with the dummy. If he takes the first trick and cashes dummy’s diamonds, he cannot get back to his hand. What would a doctor do? The only chance is to duck the first trick, letting East win with his jack. If he does what most players would do, he will lead back a club. This allows South to win with his king and cash the ace, discarding both of dummy’s annoying diamonds. After that, South takes his six diamond tricks and dummy’s spade ace to cruise home. Then West might suggest that East’s brain could do with some medical attention.

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om Kane County Chronicle / qui entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 825 Myers Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 Permanent Index No.: 14-11154-005 Improvements: Homeowners/Condominium Association Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $324,766.28. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Jonathan Kaman Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6307894 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN (Published in the Kane County ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISChronicle, October 9, 16 & 23, CHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I567225 2013.)

CAL CORPORATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS UNKNOWN TENANTS; NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 08CH 3912 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered on in the above entitled cause on September 8, 2011, the Sheriff of Kane County will on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC100, St. Charles, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as: 40W484 Route 64 and 4N870 LaFox Road, Wasco, Illinois 60183 P.I.N. No(s): 08-23-202-002 and 08-23-202-003 Terms: 10% down by certified funds; balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. 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. The Judgment amount was $1,550,659.63 Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information please call Plaintiff's Attorney, The Collins Law Firm, PC, 1770 Park Street, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 527-1595 I566057

PUBLIC NOTICE 10-044833 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP PLAINTIFF, -vsDAVID M. PONZIANI; CHARLOTTE PONZIANI; M&I BANK, FSB; WALNUT WOODS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 11 CH 2079 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on March 15, 2013; Patrick Perez, Sheriff, 37W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St Charles, IL 60175, will on November 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175 Courtroom JC100, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, October 16, 23 & 30, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CHANCERY DIVISION MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. WESTBOUND STATION, LLC, WESTBOUND CENTER, LLC, TRACY A. BURNIDGE, SCOTT A. HORTON, J. ARNEY SILVESTRI, FOX VALLEY MICRO LOAN FUND, INC., BOB'S ELECTRIC, INC., IDEAL MECHANICAL CORPORATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS UNKNOWN TENANTS; NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 08CH 3912 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered on in the above entitled cause on September 8, 2011, the Sheriff of Kane County will on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC100, St. Charles, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate:

Orlando G. Rosas, AKA Orlando Rosas; Cecilia P. Rosas, AKA Cecil- (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and ia Rosas; Charles A. Canning; Un- the case number are identified known Owners and Non-Record above. 10-044833 Claimants (ii) The Court in which said acIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Defendants. tion was brought is identified 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT above. KANE COUNTY, GENEVA, ILLINOIS (Published in the Kane County Case No. 13 CH 1971 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCES- Chronicle, October 16, 23 & 30, 202 Fairway Lane (iii) The name of the title holder SOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME 2013.) Carpentersville, IL 60110 of record is: Tammy S. Cole LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SER(iv) A legal description of the real PUBLICATION NOTICE VICING, LP The requisite affidavit(s) having estate sufficient to identify it with PUBLIC NOTICE PLAINTIFF, reasonable certainty is as follows: been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS -vsLOT 8 OF RAYMOND WOODS, HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENIN THE CIRCUIT COURT DAVID M. PONZIANI; CHARLOTTE DANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITTLED TOWN OF BIG ROCK, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF BIG ROCK, KANE PONZIANI; M&I BANK, FSB; WAL- FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL ACTION, that said action has been COUNTY, ILLINOIS. CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – NUT WOODS HOMEOWNERS AScommenced in said Court by the GENEVA, ILLINOIS SOCIATION; plaintiff(s), naming you as defen- (v) A common address or deDEFENDANTS U.S. Bank National Association as dant (s) therein and praying and scription of the location of the real 11 CH 2079 Trustee, successor in interest to for other relief; that summons has estate is as follows: NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE been issued out of this Court 8S918 Dugan Road, Big Public Notice is hereby given that Bank of America, National Associa- against you as provided by law, Rock, Illinois 60511 pursuant to a Judgment entered in tion as Trustee successor by merger and, that this action is still pending the above entitled matter on March to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for and undetermined in said Court. (vi) An identification of the mort15, 2013; Patrick Perez, Sheriff, Washington Mutual Asset-Backed NOW, THEREFORE, unless you gage sought to be foreclosed is as Certificates WMABS Series 200737W755 Il. Rt.38 Ste. A, St file your answer or otherwise make follows: Name of mortgagors: Tammy Charles, IL 60175, will on Novem- HE1 Trust your appearance in said action in Plaintiff, S. Cole and Terry Halmagi ber 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM, at Kane this Court, by filing the same in the vs. Name of mortgagee: WaterCounty Judicial Center, 37W777 office of the Clerk of the Circuit Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois Raquel Moore; John M. Moore, Jr.; Court on or before November 18, man State Bank Name of mortgage: Mortgage 60175 Courtroom JC100, sell to Sierra Woods Condominium Asso- 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT Date of recording: June 9, the highest bidder for cash (ten per- ciation; Unknown Owners and MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. 2006 cent (10%) at the time of sale and Non-Record Claimants County where recorded: Kane IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have the balance within twenty-four (24) Defendants. hereunto set my hand and affixed County hours, the following described Recording document identificathe Seal of said Court on SeptemCase No. 13 CH 1911 premises situated in Kane County, tion: 2006K062168 ber 23, 2013. 8001 Sierra Woods Lane Illinois. Carpentersville, IL 60110 Said sale shall be subject to gen/s/ Timothy J. Conklin /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Timothy J. Conklin, eral taxes, special assessments or Clerk of the Circuit Court PUBLICATION NOTICE Attorney for the Plaintiff special taxes levied against said (SEAL) real estate and any prior liens or The requisite affidavit(s) having THE FOSTER & BUICK 1st Mortgages. The subject property been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS /s/Joel A. Knosher LAW GROUP, LLC is offered for sale without any repre- HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENOne of Plainttiff's Attorney's 2040 ABERDEEN COURT sentation as to quality or quantity DANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITTLED SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 ACTION, that said action has been of title or recourse to Plaintiff. PHONE: (815) 758-6616 Joel A. Knosher Upon the sale being held and the commenced in said Court by the One of Plaintiff's Attorneys purchaser tendering said bid in plaintiff(s), naming you as defen- MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC (Published in the Kane County cash or certified funds, a receipt of dant (s) therein and praying and Attorneys for Plaintiff Chronicle, October 2, 9 & 16, Sale will be issued and/or a Certifi- for other relief; that summons has One East Wacker, Suite 1730 2013.) been issued out of this Court cate of Sale as required, which will Chicago, IL 60601 entitle the purchaser to a deed against you as provided by law, Telephone: 312-651-6700 upon confirmation of said sale by and, that this action is still pending Fax: 614-220-5613 PUBLIC NOTICE and undetermined in said Court. the Court. Attorney. No.: 6298481 Said property is legally described NOW, THEREFORE, unless you STATE OF ILLINOIS) file your answer or otherwise make as follows: (Published in the Kane County SS LOT 36 IN WALNUT WOODS your appearance in said action in Chronicle, October 9, 16 & 23, COUNTY OF KANE) UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT this Court, by filing the same in the 2013.) THEREOF RECORDED MAY 17, office of the Clerk of the Circuit GENEVA TOWNSHIP 2002 AS DOCUMENT Court on or before November 15, ROAD DISTRICT 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT 2002K063888 IN THE VILLAGE OF MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. SUGAR GROVE, KANE COUNTY, PUBLIC NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have ILLINOIS. the Highway Commissioner of Commonly known as 825 Myers hereunto set my hand and affixed STATE OF ILLINOIS Geneva Township, Kane County, the Seal of said Court on Septem- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Illinois will receive sealed bids at Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT the Geneva Township Offices, 400 Permanent Index No.: 14-11- ber 20, 2013. KANE COUNTY 154-005 Wheeler Dr., Geneva, Illinois for /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Improvements: Snow Plowing and Salting in the Clerk of the Circuit Court WATERMAN STATE BANK, Homeowners/Condominium AssoTownship. Bid specifications may (SEAL) Plaintiff, ciation be obtained upon request from the vs. Structure UNKNOWN Township Clerk at the Township of/s/Joel A. Knosher TAMMY S. COLE, TRAVIS EVANS, fices. All bids are to be received on Units UNKNOWN individually and as Executor of the One of Plainttiff's Attorney's Bedrooms UNKNOWN Estate of Vance Lee Evans, de- or before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Garage UNKNOWN ceased, RESURGENCE FINANCIAL, October 29, 2013 and will be Bathrooms UNKNOWN Joel A. Knosher LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and opened at that time. The Highway Other UNKNOWN One of Plaintiff's Attorneys NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Commissioner will make his deciThe property will NOT be open MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Defendants. sion at a later date and reserves the Attorneys for Plaintiff for inspection prior to the sale. right to waive any technicalities or IN CHANCERY The judgment amount was One East Wacker, Suite 1730 irregularities and to reject any and CASE NO. 13 CH 2145 $324,766.28. Prospective pur- Chicago, IL 60601 all bids or any part or parts thereof. chasers are admonished to check Telephone: 312-651-6700 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION the court file and title records to ver- Fax: 614-220-5613 NOTICE is hereby given to Un- Mike Abts Attorney. No.: 6298481 ify this information. known Owners and Non-Record Geneva Township Jonathan Kaman Claimants, of the Complaint for Highway Commissioner (Published in the Kane County Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Chronicle, October 9, 16 & 23, Foreclosure filed in the above entiAttorneys for Plaintiff Geoffrey Carreiro tled case on the 24th day of 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 2013.) Geneva Township Clerk September, 2013, and that they Bannockburn, IL 60015 are named Defendants in the above Attorney No: 6307894 entitled case, pursuant to the provi- (Published in the Kane County THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLPUBLIC NOTICE sions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 735 Chronicle, October 16, 2013.) 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NIU professor from Elburn honored KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ELBURN – Elburn resident James Erman, a professor at Northern Illinois University, last week earned a 2013 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Award for his work in the university’s chemistry department. Erman joined NIU’s faculty in 1970 after earning an undergraduate degree in physical chemistry from the University of California Berkeley and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to a news release from the university. Erman was one of four distinguished faculty members honored this year. The

awards ceremony took place Friday. In his career at NIU, Erman has served in numerous capacities, including chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, president of James Erman the Northern Illinois Research Foundation and Presidential Research Professor. Erman contributed to many areas at NIU, including research, teaching, service, administration and program development. He also served as chair emeritus and distinguished research professor emeritus, the release stated. Erman served as chair of

“The recognition brought to the institution and the college as a result of his research, lectures, teaching and service are immeasurable and make him most deserving of this distinguished recognition.” Northern Illinois University news release

the Department of Chemistry from 1998 to 2006. His research grants have totaled more than $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health and the

National Science Foundation, according to the release. In his last years as chair, he helped raise more than $1 million in external research funding. During his tenure as chair, the number of chemistry majors also increased from 87 in the fall of 2000 to 143 by fall of 2005. “An early advocate of engaged learning, Dr. Erman helped create the context for NIU’s current emphasis on mentored research as a key aspect of the undergraduate experience,” the release stated. “The recognition brought to the institution and the college as a result of his research, lectures, teaching and service are immeasurable and make him most deserving of this distinguished recognition.”

Anderson Road work to start next week By JONATHAN BILYK ELBURN – After years of waiting, planning and wrangling, Elburn and Kane County soon will witness the beginning of the work to build a new bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad. Next week, earthmoving equipment should begin to roll out onto the land near Elburn’s Metra station, as contractors start work on extending Anderson Road. Elburn Village President David Anderson said officials from the village, the Kane County Division of

Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation huddled with their hired contractors Friday at IDOT’s offices in Schaumburg to review the road builders’ plans and schedule for the project. “The date we were given for the work to begin was Oct. 21,” Anderson said. “And we’re glad for it.” From there, Anderson said the contractors, Elgin-based Martam Construction and Herlihy Mid-Continent of Romeoville indicated it would take “220 working days” to complete the construction of the new bridge

and roadway. Kane County transportation officials have said “the majority of the work” could be completed by late 2014, allowing the road to be opened to traffic soon after. Under the plans, Anderson Road would be extended from its terminus just south of Route 38 on Elburn’s east end, over the railroad tracks, to Keslinger Road near the Metra station. The $14.4 million project is being largely financed by federal and state transportation money. County and village officials have long sought the

new roadway to create a new overpass of the tracks and give motorists an alternative to the crossing at Route 47 in downtown Elburn. Traffic routinely backs up there when the dozens of trains roll through the village each day. “This is a really good thing, not just for the village, but for the entire county,” Anderson said. Anderson said contractors gave no indication that the construction project would impact people driving on any nearby roadways or those using the Elburn Metra station.

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS An article in the Oct. 15 edition of the Kane County Chronicle incorrectly stated that John Bloch was the president of the DuKane chapter of ABATE Illinois last year. In fact, Bloch is a former president of the chapter, but current DuKane ABATE chapter president Judy Kaedel was president of the group in 2012. ••• Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; email, editorial@kcchronicle. com.

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Education in Action Rachel’s Challenge On October 1st, students and staff at Kaneland Harter Middle School accepted Rachel’s Challenge. There were two student presentation during the day and one community presentation in the evening. Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit organization that empowers students and staff to show kindness and create a chain reaction. Rachel stated, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” This is the basis for Rachel’s Challenge.

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Along with the presentation, approximately 100 students and 10 staff and community members received training to begin the Friends of Rachel Club. During the training, students learned several different strategies to keep Rachel’s message going and sustain the momentum generated from the assembly program. Students brainstormed several activities to keep Rachel’s message going at the middle school. Some of the activities that the students will be participating in are sending thank-you notes, student issued awards for acts of kindness, and reminders of the challenges during video production announcements. Students are very excited to get started with their task. The Friends of Rachel club has been split into two groups called “Creating a Chain Reaction” and “Keeping it Going.” Both groups are excited to get to work spreading the positive message to their peers.

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