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Amber Gorka, 3, of St. Charles meets Santa Claus during the St. Charles Lighting of the Lights at First Street Plaza Friday night.

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Cooper’s hawks enjoy feasts of their own GOOD NATURED Pam Otto If you sat down to a turkey dinner this week, count yourself in the majority. According to a Turkey Quiz circulated by Kane County Audubon (thanks Bob Andrini!), 90 percent of American homes serve turkey on Thanksgiving Day. These folks, present company included, help account for the 45 million turkeys and 525 million pounds of turkey meat estimated to be consumed over this long holiday weekend. While so many of us were downing plate after plate of delicious bird – not to mention stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie – some of our wild neighbors were enjoying a birdie feast of their own. Say hello to Accipiter cooperii, the Cooper’s hawk, a raptor renowned for its ability to eat birds, not just on Thanksgiving Day, but throughout the year. Looking at the Cooper’s lean, streamlined build, you can tell this is a bird that’s serious about its life mission. Its long tail, which acts like a rudder, and relatively short wings give it the maneuverability it needs to chase down small- to medium-sized birds, which make up about 75 percent of its diet and might be prone to overpopulation were it not for A. cooperii. Think of Cooper’s hawks as fighter jets, patrolling the skies in search of avian prey. Sharp-eyed and gifted with the ability to turn on a dime, they can make quick work of a mourning dove, robin or other bird species, often seizing the unsuspecting prey in midair. By way of contrast, the redtailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, our area’s other common diurnal raptor, is bulkier – more of a cargo plane than a jet. Weighing twice as much as a Cooper’s, redtails are better adapted for swooping down to the ground to pounce upon mammalian prey like squirrels and chipmunks. Birds typically make up a mere 10 percent of the redtail’s diet. You also can tell a Cooper’s from a redtail by their habits

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Adult Cooper’s, like the one shown here, have blue-gray plumage above with orange-ish bars on the underparts; juveniles, meanwhile, are brown above with brown streaks on the breast. in flight. Whereas redtails typically soar, with only an occasional flap of the wings, the Cooper’s flight style can be described as flap-flap-glide, over and over again. The Coop’s long tail, which is boldly marked with thick, dark bands, is another prominent clue. Sometimes a Cooper’s presence isn’t indicated by the animal itself, but rather by the signs it leaves behind. These birds pluck their prey first before consuming it, a behavior that produces conspicuous piles of feathers as evidence. Many people come to know Cooper’s hawks through the popular hobby of birdfeeding. Although Cooper’s hawks don’t eat seeds, they will sometimes help themselves to a bird or two that has come to take advantage of a free buffet. (If you find that you’re being visited by Cooper’s hawks more often than you’d like, and you have birdfeeders outside, the easy fix is to bring the feeders in for a little while. The songbirds will be just fine without your generous

gifts for a few days, and the Cooper’s will move on to other hunting grounds.) Listed as endangered in Illinois as recently as 20 years ago, Cooper’s hawk populations are considered stable these days. While birdfeeding may be contributing to this trend, bans on harmful pesticides also has proven helpful, not only to Cooper’s hawks but also other birds of prey, including bald eagles. Another possible reason for the Cooper’s current success might be the large numbers of starlings and rock doves – aka pigeons – that thrive in urban and suburban environments. These introduced species rank high on the list of Cooper’s preferred prey items, and are not hard to find even on days when there are no birdfeeders in sight. But even with fewer pesticides to contend with, and an abundance of prey, the life of a Cooper’s hawk isn’t easy. A study that examined the skeletons of 300 Cooper’s hawks found that 69, or 23 percent, had furculae that had been

fractured and then healed. (Furculae, by the way, is another name for wishbones.) This weekend, if you head outside for a walk in between meals of turkey sandwiches, turkey casserole and turkey-noodle soup, keep your eyes open for Cooper’s hawks. Look up in the sky for birds displaying that tell-tale wingbeat pattern (remember, flapflap-glide) and look down on the ground for small mounds of feathers and fluff. Think of them as all that remains of a great bird meal – the leftovers, so to speak ...

• Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, a facility of the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at 630-513-4346 or potto@stcparks. org.

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Where did you grow up? Cedar Falls, Iowa Pets? Two cats named Bert and Ernie Who would play you in the movie of your life? Audrey Hepburn First job? Making sandwiches at a sub shop As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse. I became a court reporter, then we moved to Illinois, and I

was a graphic artist for 20 years. A movie you’d recommend? “Doctor Zhivago” Favorite charity? TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy” Do you play an instrument? Piano Favorite local restaurant? Francesca’s by the River in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? My father-in-law delivered me. Dr. Telfer was my mother’s ob-gyn. Then in 1985, he told her he was going to a wedding, and she said, ‘So am I.’ He said, ‘I’m bringing my son Robert.’ She said, ‘I’m bringing my daughter Barbara.’

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Youths can be part of Arcada float in parade WHAT: Youths are invited to participate in the Arcada Theatre float as part of the St. Charles Electric Christmas Parade. Those interested should email Suzanne Positano at suzanne@ oshows.com for information about where and when to meet. Those who participate should wear holiday attire. After the parade, all participants and their families are welcome to head to the Arcada for free hot chocolate and popcorn. Those who participate will receive free tickets to the Arcada’s film nights. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. today

Open house at Northern Illinois Food Bank WHAT: The Northern Illinois Food Bank has planned an open house. The festivities will include live broadcasts with ABC 7 Chicago meteorologist Tracy Butler in conjunction with the Dominick’s ABC 7 Spirit of Giving Food Drive. Other activities include the opportunity to make a holiday card for a hungry neighbor; a cooking demonstration by chef John Billings

of Eaglewood Resort & Spa, from 6 to 7 a.m.; a display of model trains dating to World War II; tours of the food bank and more. ABC 7 Chicago will be broadcasting during the 5 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts, as well as during “Good Morning America” from 7 to 9 a.m. and during “Windy City Live,” from 11 a.m. to noon. Tours of the food bank will be offered at noon and 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations for the Spirit of Giving Food Drive. WHEN: 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva

‘Sing Along with Santa’ at the Steel Beam WHAT: Steel Beam Children’s Theatre presents its annual holiday show, “Sing Along with Santa.” It features a short, interactive musical play, followed by visits with Santa. Marge Uhlarik-Boller of Elgin directs this year’s play “Elves on Strike,” written by her and Kate Quan of Wheaton. There will be audience participation and goodies for the children. Performances are on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22

WHEN: Starting Sunday WHERE: 111 W. Main St., St. Charles COST: Visit www.SteelBeamTheatre.com to buy tickets or call the Box Office at 630-5878521. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Reservations are suggested, as this show usually sells out.

Free showing of ‘Rise of the Guardians’ WHAT: A free showing of “Rise of the Guardians” is set. The screening is sponsored by STC Bank. WHEN: 11 a.m. Dec. 7 WHERE: Classic Cinemas Charlestowne 18 Theatre, at 3740 E. Main Main, St. Charles

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8LOCAL BRIEF St. Charles Singers to hold Christmas concert ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Singers will present a Christmas concert, “Candlelight Carols: Carols and Anthems of the Season,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles; and again at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Baker Memorial. The choir also will present the program at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fourth Presbyterian Church, North Michigan Avenue at East Delaware Place, Chicago. The holiday program, conducted by the choir’s founder and music director Jeffrey Hunt, will include four songs arranged for choir and guitar, the first time that instrument has made

an appearance at a St. Charles Singers Christmas concert. Guest artist will be classical guitarist Goran Ivanovic, who studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Single tickets for “Candlelight Carols” are $30 general adult admission, $20 for seniors ages 65 and older, and $10 for students. For tickets, visit www.stcharlessingers.com or call 630-513-5272. Tickets are available at Townhouse Books, 105 N. Second Ave., St. Charles (checks or cash only at this ticket venue). Tickets also may be bought at the door on the day of the concert, depending on availability. Group discounts are available.

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Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Friday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 1.69..... +0.01 Montgomery........... 13..... 11.50...... -0.05 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 6.76..... +0.11 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 7.35...... -0.32 Dayton ................... 12....... 6.53..... +0.35 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 5.26...... -0.19 McHenry .................. 4....... 2.11..... +0.09 Waukesha ................ 6....... 3.08...... -0.07

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Emergency repair for morgue freezer leak costs $3,500 You� Holida� Decorating Headquarters Fox Valley Concert Band performs at The Holmstad BATAVIA – The Fox Valley Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The

By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A broken compressor in the morgue freezer at the Kane County Coroners building caused two bodies stored there to decompose and leak over the Thanksgiving holiday, Coroner Rob Russell said Friday. The freezer was working Wednesday, Russell said. But when deputy coroners answered a death call on Thursday, as soon as they entered the coroner’s office in Building E of the government center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Russell said they knew by the smell that something was wrong. “The bodies had begun to liquefy, and the smell of decomposition began to overpower the office,” Russell said. “Luckily, we caught it in time for us to take immediate action.” Except for the staff secretaries, Russell said, everyone was called in. They put on hazmat suits and began to clean up, as the leaking bodies created a health hazard The bodies were all put into a cooler which slowed decomposition while repairs began Friday morning. The repair process was ongoing at

“I want it to be understood that I will hold the line, but I cannot control things when freezers break. I will do everything I can to stay within budget and fix things that are broken.” Rob Russell

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2:30 p.m. Friday, when Russell sent out an email detailing the situation. “It needed a new compressor,” Russell said. “He [the repair man] had to drive to Elk Grove Village to get some parts. The repair cost will be $3,500.” Russell said he will submit the bill to the county board. “I want it to be understood that I will hold the line, but I cannot control things when freezers break,” Russell said. “I will do everything I can to stay within budget and fix things that are broken. ... Some things are being said to the press that I’m a spendthrift,

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Barb Wojnicki Board member, R-St. Charles Dollar Store and get a better deal,” Russell said of the freezer repair. “We could not be pennywise and pound foolish and not get the job done right.” Lauzen said he could not comment on Russell’s concerns until he receives the coroner’s letter and reads it. Board member Barb Wojnicki, R-St. Charles, who is chairwoman of the Judicial and Public Safety Committee, said the county still has money in contingency funds and should be able to cover the repair cost. “If it’s broken, it has to be repaired, and he has to be able to do his job,” Wojnicki said. “It’s not a huge, huge expense.”

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and I want to nip that in the bud right away because it’s not the truth.” Russell was referring to a recent struggle to get additional funding for the coroner’s office. Russell had said his office, formerly led by the now-deceased Chuck West, had been underfunded. He tallied a shortfall of about $88,000 this year because of expenses for autopsies, toxicology, overtime and fuel. Russell initially proposed a 2014 budget of nearly $944,000 in August, but he agreed to keep his budget at $843,000 for the next three years, barring expenses out of his control. Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen this week stressed “holding the line” on future budget expenditures. The county board is expected to take final action on it Dec. 10. “We had to get it done and not shop at Wal-mart or the

“If it’s broken, it has to be repaired, and he has to be able to do his job. It’s not a huge, huge expense.”

8LOCAL BRIEF Geneva High School to host Family Chess Night GENEVA – All Geneva School District 304 students and families are invited to Geneva High School on Tuesday for Family Chess Night. The event will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and it is sponsored by the GHS Chess Club. It will be in the Geneva High School cafeteria, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. Family Chess Night is for all

ages and skill levels, and those who have never played are invited to come and give chess a try. Several members of the GHS Chess Club will be on hand. Organizers will order pizzas during the event, and participants are asked to plan to share the cost if they plan to share the food. Those who plan to attend should RSVP to Brian Schmidt at bschmidt@geneva304.org.

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Holiday Homecoming starts St. Charles Christmas festivities By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com

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Members of the St. Charles East and St. Charles North chorales perform Friday night during the St. Charles Lighting of the Lights at First Street Plaza.

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Reese Ratliff, 5, of St. Charles gets a lift from her dad, Bob, during the St. Charles Lighting of the Lights at First Street Plaza.

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Free copies of the musical score for “In St. Charles” are available at various downtown locations, including the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., and St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, 216 Riverside Ave.

Holiday Homecoming continues Saturday with activities throughout the day. Cliff Blanck of St. Charles said he and his 5-year-old, Kayleigh, plan to see the free 10:30 a.m. screening of “The Polar Express” at the Arcada

Here is the lineup of Saturday’s Holiday Homecoming events in St. Charles: n 10:30 a.m. – “The Polar Express” at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St. n 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Free horsedrawn sleigh rides, First Street Plaza n 1 to 4 p.m. – Visit with Santa Claus, First Street Plaza n 5:30 p.m. – Electric Christmas Parade, Main Street between Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue Visit downtownstcharles.org for more information. Theatre and watch the parade at night. Lauren Licht, also of St. Charles, said attending the parade is no question for her family, which includes Jacob, 2 ∏, and Alexander, 1. “He loves parades,” she said, gesturing toward Jacob, “so we have to.” Holiday Homecoming is organized by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. Visit downtownstcharles. org for more information.

Born: Nov. 10, 1928 Died: Nov. 25, 2013; in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Patricia A. “Pat” Murray, 85, of St. Charles, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at home surrounded by family. She was born Nov. 10, 1928. On Oct. 21, 1950, she married William “Bill” Murray. Survivors include her husband; four children, Pamela Turriff, Beth Black, Susan Swithin and Kathryn (David) Lambert; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Roberta Prentiss; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brotherin-law, Derk Prentiss. A celebration of Pat’s life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Sarah “Sally” Compton: A memorial open house will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Following cremation, Sally will be laid to rest at the family farm. Waneta Nord: Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster St., Batavia. Richard A. Tredup: Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. Burial will be private in Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin. The visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. James T. Tucker: The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. (at the corner of Route 64 and Route 25), St. Charles.

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ST. CHARLES – Karena O’Rourke didn’t know what to expect Friday evening as she and her sons, 4-year-old Tyler and 6-year-old Mitch, waited for the Holiday Homecoming festivities to begin in downtown St. Charles. The family moved here last year, she said, so they hadn’t yet experienced the traditional Friday-after-Thanksgiving celebration in St. Charles – the Lighting of the Lights ceremony in the First Street Plaza. But, the former Californian said, they were willing to brave the cold for something new. The O’Rourkes were among hundreds who bundled themselves against the chill to partake in the festivities. Addressing the crowd, Mayor Ray Rogina said this weekend’s two major events – Friday’s Lighting of the Lights and today’s Electric Christmas Parade – show “no one does the holidays better than St. Charles.” Friday’s celebration included traditional elements – St. Charles North and East students singing Christmas carols, the arrival of Santa Claus, and the group countdown to turning on the lights strung about the First Street Plaza and along Main Street – but it also featured a performance of the city’s newly minted official song, “In St. Charles.” Former St. Charles resident Jim Masters wrote the ditty nearly 30 years ago. He attended the Lighting of the Lights to sing it with the crowd, who were given the lyrics to the chorus. Masters said it was an honor and privilege to be at the event, calling it a dream come true. “I hope this song speaks to your heart the way it came from mine,” he said. His sister, Barbara Masters, accompanied him on the keyboard.

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Shoppers search for Black Friday sales at Geneva Commons. Noble for gifts to open on St. Nicholas Day, which is Friday. “That day, we focus on presents,” said Kaniuk, who is Polish. “Santa comes on Dec. 6 in the old European tradition.” Over at Gap, where Geneva resident Merrily McCann was shopping for a birthday gift Friday, everything in the store was 50 percent off. McCann said she typically doesn’t venture out on Black Friday because she wants to

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GENEVA – As she held a handful of books at Barnes and Noble in Geneva, South Elgin resident Cindy Castaneda said she set out Friday on the biggest shopping day of the year to pick up some gifts for her nieces and nephews. She stopped at the bookstore around 11 a.m. and said she had been out shopping since about 8 a.m. “I found some really good deals on children’s books,” she said. “I have to go here. I’m the ‘book aunt’ – I have a million nieces and nephews, and I always get them books, so I’m the designated ‘book aunt.’ ” Castaneda was among droves of shoppers who stopped by the Geneva Commons on Black Friday to snatch up deals, such as Barnes and Noble’s buy one educational children’s game or toy and get one 50 percent off all weekend. Marzena Kaniuk of Geneva said she was shopping for her daughter at Barnes and

and then I’m done,” she said. “I did the outlet mall [in Aurora] in the past, and it was way too crazy.” But not everyone who braved the Black Friday crowds shopped at a big box store. Amy Calandra of West Chicago said she actively avoids that scene. Instead, she shopped at The Little Traveler in Geneva and planned to stop by other stores along Third Street. Plano resident Ann Hagemann said it’s tradition for she and her family to shop at The Little Traveler each year. She said this was the 21st year she shopped there on Black Friday – a day that usually includes lunch and more downtown shopping in Geneva.

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GENEVA – The Geneva School District 304 Board is hosting a forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Williamsburg Elementary School, 1812 Williamsburg Ave., to seek public input on various topics. About 20 minutes will be devoted to each of four topics, all-day kindergarten, communication, Common Core State Standards and additional feedback for the board. The district recently redesigned its websites and launched a Twitter account, and it seeks thoughts or opinions on the district’s communication efforts. Staff members are working

to implement the state-adopted Common Core State Standards in correlation with the district’s vision. The board also seeks additional thoughts or opinions. To ensure all have enough time to share their feedback, attendees should be prepared to limit their remarks to approximately three minutes and record comments on prepared notes or provided note cards to ensure the board has an accurate record. For those who are unable to attend, this forum will be recorded and posted on both the district’s website and Channel 10. Feedback also may be provided by calling 630-463-3010 or emailing board@geneva304. org.

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Benefit small businesses by shopping local By now, if you’re into the whole Black Friday experience (or even Brown Thursday if you hit the sales on Thanksgiving), you’ve likely lugged bags of deals into your home and crossed many names off your holiday shopping list. Before you put away your treasures – or if you have yet to start formulating your gift-giving plans – we have a message for you: Shop small. And we don’t mean buy small items. We mean shop small businesses.

You know, those places that anchor your downtown district and might be called mom-and-pop stores, the ones on the corner that make your neighborhood, well, your neighborhood. Today is Small Business Saturday, an effort by American Express to encourage holiday shoppers to shop at small businesses. The initiative – referred to as a “shopping holiday” by some and sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – started

in 2010. Last year, nearly 70 million people “shopped small” for an estimated $5.5 billion in sales to independently-owned small businesses, according to the federal Small Business Administration. The 28 million small businesses in America create two out of every three net new private sector jobs and are the backbone of our economy, with half of working Americans either owning or working for a small business, according

to the SBA. These are the shops owned and operated by your neighbors, not someone in another state (or even country). These are the people who might have given you your first summer job as a teenager, who know the importance of customer service and who often donate to your community. They also likely are the shops where you’re going to find unique gifts that big-box stores simply don’t offer. Those stores aim to please the

masses. Small businesses often provide options that, when you see a certain item, you immediately think it was dropped there specifically for a certain person on your gift list. Where you spend your dollars matters. When you spend your money at small businesses it stays in your community. And please, don’t feel today is the only day to check out your local stores. You’re shopping anyway. Why not score great gifts while helping your town?

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Obamacare’s looming deadline By JOHN DICKERSON Slate WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama’s new Web startup – healthcare.gov – is supposed to work better. How much better is a little hard to pin down. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said, “We are definitely on track to have a significantly different user experience by the end of this month.” Considering the initial experience was a near total collapse, Sebelius is doing an excellent job at keeping expectations in the bargain basement. It is practically impossible for the site to fail at offering a “different user experience,” so her guarantee is perhaps the weakest promise one could make. The official promise is much more brave. According to a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the entire federal health care system, from beginning to end, will work as originally intended for the vast majority of users.

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That doesn’t just mean that the site will function – from sign-up to picking a new plan – but that the handoff of information to insurance companies will run as intended. That back-end step has been the tricky one, even as improvements have been made to the beleaguered site. Insurance company sources tell the National Journal that there is still about a 5 percent error rate in the information the site submits to insurance companies on behalf of those picking a new insurance plan. If the site is fixed but this problem is not, the problem could get worse. People would sign on, fill out the forms and insurance companies would be flooded with bad data. That would delay insurance companies sending out bills, which is the necessary step required for a person to actually have insurance by Jan. 1. For those in the individual market who have coverage now, if they don’t sign up by that deadline, they will be exposed. The administration says the problem – the so-called 834 forms

– is at the top of the “punch list,” but they have been saying that for months and aren’t saying how much progress has been made. If this glitch remains, people who believed they were on the verge of getting new coverage will wonder what’s up. They’ll call their member of Congress, and those members will re-up their calls for delays and changes in the law. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has said he is open to a delay of the individual mandate if the problems with the system aren’t fixed by the end of November. A lingering 834 problem would appear to qualify as not being fixed. While HHS troubleshooters may have a policy punch list, Franken and other Democrats in Congress have a “political punch list” of their own. Vulnerable Democrats can’t improve the implementation of the law, but they can limit their political liability by acting quickly when problems arise and preparing themselves for the predictable problems that are coming next year.

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8SOUND OFF I’m calling in response to the Sound Off column, “Should I be angry?” Obviously, you don’t think laws apply to you. It doesn’t matter how many handicap spaces there are, you’re not supposed to park in them. Let your husband off at the entrance, and let him walk a few steps to the train. I’d say you are a lucky woman for not getting a ticket. And you don’t have any right at all to be angry. I’m angry at you, and I don’t even know you, for thinking that you can just pull into a handicap spot, even if it’s for two seconds.

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She should be angry I’m calling about the Sound Off, “Should I be angry?” I think the woman should be angry. I see people who are not handicapped parking in those handicap parking spaces, going into the stores. She was just dropping off her husband at the train station. She wasn’t parking there. I think she should be angry. And I think the police should give tickets to people who are able to walk when they use the handicap parking spots. The other day, I saw a man in a compact car, and he was more able to walk than I was. I’m a senior citizen, and I walk. I think they should stop giving out those things you put on your car or your license plates. Those people aren’t disabled.

Should have been fined I’m calling about “Should I be angry?” This lady should be ashamed of herself for parking in a handicap parking place. Is her husband not healthy enough to walk at least 10 steps without her parking in a handicap parking place? I would be ashamed of myself, and she needed a $500 fine.

Good job, officer Job well done by the Geneva officer, in response to “Should I be angry?” about a Geneva police officer issuing a warning about being in a handicap parking spot. We have lived in Geneva for over 30 years, and over the past year, my wife became handicapped.

We never realized how often these spots are abused by the healthy general public until it became a necessity for her. There is always a reason. Sometimes, an important text on your smart phone. Good job, and keep it up to the officer.

You should be grateful This is regarding, “Should I be angry?” No, I think you should be grateful that the police officer did not give you a ticket. You were in the wrong. You were parking in a handicap spot. You took up a handicap space. You are evidently not handicapped and do not have a placard. You are lucky that the officer gave you a warning. I hope you never need a handicap placard.

She was lucky A designated handicap parking spot is not a drop-off zone, loading zone or a five-minute parking place. I’m happy to hear the Geneva police officer is enforcing the law. Last week’s caller is lucky she only got a warning. She could have had to pay a hefty fine of up to $500.

How inconsiderate This is in response to “Should I be angry?” We should be angry with her. Handicap is not a kiss-and-run and drop off. Maybe there should be a spot for those individuals, but she should not be offended by how the Geneva police officer acted. He was doing his job. How inconsiderate.

Please be thankful To the lady who asked if she

had a right to be angry about the policeman’s response to her pulling into the handicap parking spaces. Be thankful you are able to drive a car. And be thankful you have a husband who can walk by himself and negotiate train travel by himself. My child will never be able to do any of these things. We have used the handicap spot. Many times, I have had to have our handicap placard and wave it to somebody who is blocking our way, so that they’re able-bodied and cognitively abled person doesn’t have to walk far. Please be thankful you both can do those things.

What the truth is I have comments about three recent Sound Off items. No. 1, if teenagers out for a night of fun, heading downtown, Wilson Street to McDonalds, are laughing and not focusing on the road, and they hit a bumpout, big deal. Better a bumpout than a pedestrian or another car. They should pay attention to their driving. No. 2, the person who pulled into a handicap spot to let a person disembark their car should be ticketed. They were parked in a handicap zone, whether for a few minutes or for an hour. The policeman was correct in his comment. No. 3, the individual who thinks a woman is part man – amazing. If a naked woman and a man stood side by side as they did in Eden, I sure would see a very big difference. I suggest that person pick up his little-used Bible, if he has one, and read Romans 1:24-29 or Ephesians 4:18-20, Psalm 12:8, Luke 16:15, to name just a few that might make him more aware of what the truth is.

Special doctor and nurse Kudos to Dr. Alex Delgadillo and his nurse, his wife Robin. Although you are leaving practice here, you will be greatly missed. You are kind, compassionate, efficient and caring. No one ever will be able to replace you. With sadness in our hearts and tears in our eyes, we wish you luck.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you always, doctor and his wife. You are very special to everyone. God bless always. You are one very special doctor and nurse.

Give it back The Batavia School Board this year is receiving extra money, probably several million dollars, as the result of the conclusion of the TIF on the outlet mall in Aurora. The school board should give back, through rate reductions, to the taxpayers of the school district this year, rather than keep the money to fund the athletic field improvements, which they much want to do.

Be a grown-up? I’m calling about, “Make it work,” about the Obamacare, for us to be grown-ups and make it work. Well, yes, it’s going through. My health insurance I’ve had for nine years, my premium went up twice this year. It went up Dec. 1, and Jan. 1, it’s going up. Be a grown-up? I’m paying my share. I haven’t worked for three years. We’re just making the best of it until we can make a move out of St. Charles. Be a grown-up? Whoever has health insurance is going to pay a fee for the people who do not have health insurance. Isn’t that baloney? Be a grownup? I’ll start being a grown-up when the sales prices start going up here again. I’ll be a grown-up when the salary goes up in this town. I don’t even say I live here anymore.

Try being human for one day There is a no-smoking day, when what we really need is a leave-your-cellphone-home day. Give someone a smile. Make eye contact. Maybe even speak to a stranger. And then go home, turn off your computer and all other electronic devices. Find out what life is really about. Smell the roses, so to speak. Carpe diem. Try being human for one day. It might become a habit you enjoy. • Continued on page 18

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In response to the caller who was offended when a cop threatened her with a ticket when she used a handicap space to drop her husband off, you’ll probably get a lot of uncalled for flak on this. Here are my thoughts as a handicapped driver. I once got a ticket because I parked in a space without putting my card on my mirror. I was in a hurry, and I forgot to put it up. It was laying on my passenger seat. When I called the cop about it, he admitted he had seen it laying there. He dropped the ticket, with a warning, which he had to do, as I was legally allowed to park there. Secondly, as long as there are other handicap spaces open, I see no reason why it was a big deal for the lady to pull into one to drop her husband off. The issue is whether you are parking in a handicap space, leaving your car there. She wasn’t. The cop said he’d ticket her if he caught her parking there again. She wasn’t parked there in the actual sense of the word. As a handicapped driver, I would have just taken one of the other spaces. I always think of the old “Andy Griffith Show,” when as a sheriff, he was known for courtesy and common sense. And maybe the train stations need to have better spaces for people to drop someone off. Better to have her pull into a space than to block an aisle. Also, no one likes to be treated rudely.

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GENEVA – The Kane County Health Department this month received national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board, making it the first Illinois county to do so. “We will have that forever,” Health Department Executive Director Barbara Jeffers said of earning the status first. But, she told the Kane County Board’s Committee of the Whole this week, the health department must continue to strive for excellence in order to renew accreditation status, which expires after five years. Described as the gold standard for health departments, accreditation is awarded to agencies after a rigorous, multifaceted, peer-reviewed process, which includes a site visit.

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Three cars broken into for stereo equipment in Batavia KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – Three cars were broken into on the 1800 block of East Fabyan Parkway in Batavia, resulting in thefts of stereo equipment

among other items, according to police reports. All three vehicles were locked and broken into sometime from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to reports. A stereo receiver, amplifier and speaker valued at

$1,200 were taken from one, with entry gained by breaking the front passenger window. From another, $125 in cash, two pairs of shoes, two bed covers and a touchscreen stereo receiver valued at $600

Blame yourself Why do Tri-Cities residents seem to be so content with their real-estate taxes? All the local taxing bodies will be finalizing their 2014 tax levy requests in December. All of them have said that they want more money. If their requests go unchallenged, you can expect some whopping increases when you open your tax bills next spring, plus electric rates are definitely going to keep going up with no end in sight, because of the Prairie State debacle. Who is responsible? To quote Herman Cain, a 2012 presidential hopeful, “Blame yourself.”

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were missing. The total value of the items taken is $1,025, and damage to the driver’s side window was estimated at $300. A third car was broken into by the trunk lock being punched out. Stereo equip-

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EAST DROPS OT THRILLER St. Charles North will play in the tournament title game By JAY SCHWAB

St. Charles East’s Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament

jschwab@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East boys basketball team had one of the state’s most highly regarded programs by the throat, but the Saints couldn’t finish off St. Joseph. East saw a nine-point fourth quarter lead dissipate before taking St. Joe to overtime, falling, 71-68, Friday at East’s Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament. Earlier in the night, St. Charles North ran its tournament record to 3-0 with an impressive 67-46 thumping of Downers Grove South. North will face St. Joe in the tournament championship game. If East had held off St. Joe, there would have been a three-way tie for first in the Saints’ pool between East, St. Joe and Schaumburg, but as it stands, the Saints will settle for a fifth-place game matchup against Downers Grove South. East (1-2) led, 56-47, after a Dom Adduci basket with 5:15 to play in the fourth quarter, but the Saints’ worst two-minute stretch of the night followed, and the Chargers (3-0) had the lead, 58-57, by the 3:25 mark. “We turned it over once, and then they got an easy layup, and then we did take two quick shots – one of them I thought was a good shot, one of them was a bad shot,” Saints coach Pat Woods said. “It’s tough to have kids second-guess, ‘Should I shoot, should I not?’ ” Junior guard Cole Gentry, making his season debut off the bench after battling recurring back woes earlier in the week, made two free throws to tie the game at 61 with 1:19 to play in regulation, and both teams missed opportunities to grab a lead in the final minute, moving the game to overtime. The Chargers started quickly in OT, grabbing a pair of five-point leads, but Saints

TODAY’S MATCHUPS Championship game St. Charles North vs. St. Joseph, 7:45 p.m. Third-place game Plainfield East vs. Schaumburg, 6 p.m. Fifth-place game St. Charles East vs. Downers Grove South, 4 p.m. Seventh-place game East Aurora vs. North Lawndale, 2:30 p.m.

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St. Charles East’s Dom Adduci drives to the baseline against St. Joseph’s Joffery Brown (left) and Nick Rakocevic on Friday during the 55th Annual Ron Johnson Basketball Tournament at St. Charles East High School. Adduci scored 26 points before fouling out. junior Jake Asquini scored five quick points after substituting in, and Gentry banked one in to tie the game at 68 with 57 seconds left in OT. But the Chargers’ Jordan Ash made two free throws with 49 seconds to go for a 70-68 lead. East senior AJ Washington misfired on a short jumper that would have tied it with about 15 seconds to go, and St. Joe forward Jon Johnson split a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left for the final margin. Both teams saw a pair of marquee players foul out – Glynn Watson (18 points) for St. Joe and Adduci (game-high 26 points) for the Saints. The hard-slashing Adduci’s big night came despite uncharacteristically making no 3-pointers. “I didn’t think we helped enough on him,” legendary St. Joe coach Gene Pingatore said of Adduci. “He was getting to the basket and he was drawing the fouls. He made a lot of free throws. I’ll tell ya, tough to guard, tough to guard. They’re a very good team.” Adduci might have worn down late after crashing into

bigger bodies throughout the night. The rangy, athletic Chargers blocked six shots on the night, but East never backed down. “Those are two Division I guards [on St. Joe], and Dom showed he’s a Division I player today,” Woods said. “I mean, they couldn’t stay in front of him. He did a great job of getting to the basket. I would have liked to get him a little more rest, but he’s a warrior, he’s tough and he’s a competitor.” East led 22-11 after a sizzling stretch late in the first quarter, but by halftime, St. Joe caught the Saints for a 36-35 edge. Ash scored 22 points to lead St. Joe, while 6-foot-9 Nick Rakocevic had 14 points and 13 rebounds. For East, Asquini (13 points), James McQuillan (10) and Mick Vyzral (10) helped complement Adduci. East won’t have a chance to defend its tournament title, which it won last year over St. Charles North. Instead, the North Stars will try to snatch their first Ron Johnson championship.

“It would be huge,” North coach Tom Poulin said. “I never won it when I played [at St. Charles High]. It’s a big deal to be in [the final] two years in row, that’s a heck of an accomplishment, but it didn’t feel real good last year to lose. … It would be very big for us as a program to be able to win this tournament.” North (3-0) led Downers Grove South, 30-25, at halftime before breaking the game open with a 13-0 run to start the third quarter, capped by a pair of Camden Cotter free throws that made it 43-25 with 4:28 to play in the quarter. Senior guard Alec Goetz led the North Stars with 20 points, 13 of those coming during the first quarter, when he sank three straight 3-pointers. Goetz loves what he’s seeing from his team this week. “We fast-breaked a lot during the summer, so that’s really what we turned into our offense,” Goetz said. “Summer really helped us but these last two weeks really helped us with our [matchup zone] that we play. We installed that these last two weeks, and that’s really important.” Junior Jack Callaghan (10 points), senior Garrett Johnson (nine points, six rebounds) and junior Jake Ludwig (nine points) also chipped in for the North Stars.

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PREPS SCHEDULE TODAY Football: Richards vs. Batavia in IHSA Class 6A state championship, 1 p.m., at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Boys basketball: Kaneland vs. St. Francis at Windmill City Classic, 6:30 p.m.; Batavia vs. Engelwood at Windmill City Classic, 8 p.m..; Geneva vs. West Chicago, at West Chicago Tournament, 8 p.m.; Marmion vs. Chicago King, at West Chicago Tournament, 6:30 p.m.; St. Charles East, St. Charles North at Thanksgiving Tournament, TBD.; Aurora Central Catholic vs. TBD, at Joliet West Tournament, TBD.; Burlington Central vs. TBD, at Sycamore Tournament, TBD.; Bartlett vs. Wheaton Academy, at Wheaton Academy Invite, 3:45 p.m. Girls basketball: Batavia vs. TBD, Morton Tournament, TBD.; St. Charles North vs. Conant, at York Tournament, 11 a.m.; Serena at Aurora Christian, 2:30 p.m. Wrestling: Batavia at Naperville Central, 9 a.m.; St. Charles East, St. Charles North at Conant Cougar Classic, 9:30 a.m.; Geneva at Carmel Tournament, 9 a.m.; Burlington Central, Kaneland at Kaneland with Freeport and Wheaton Warrenville South, 10 a.m.; St. Francis at Antioch Invite, 9:30 a.m.; Marmion at Barrington Invite, 10 a.m. Girls bowling: Geneva at Schaumburg Invite, 9 a.m.


Some Batavia players had brothers on 2006 team that reached state final PREP ZONE Jay Schwab

“We got our faces painted with my brother’s number on it, we were decked out in red and gold, shorts, long red and gold socks like we always did as kids. I was so excited for every game in my brother’s senior year. I would lose my voice because I’d yell and have fun in the crowd with my parents. But I would pay attention to every game, and especially that game.” Even current Batavia players without family ties to the 2006 team spoke this week of trekking downstate to watch the game, following it on TV or, at a minimum, hearing stories in the years since – the core of Batavia’s coaching staff guided the 2006 Bulldogs, albeit in different roles. Bulldogs coach Dennis Piron said photos from the 2006 title game have made the rounds via social media this week. “A lot of these kids, you’ll see downstate as little kids, their hats and their Bulldog gear in ’06, they’re at the game, coming from the game, some of them in tears, upset we lost, but many just proud that we made it,” Piron said. “We’re proud we made it again.” With a shorter state trip in store for the 2013 Bulldogs, the amount of elementary and middle school-aged Bulldogs supporters who will be hollering at Huskie Stadium figures to be even greater.

Years from now, what transpires today might just be one of their most enduring slices of childhood nostalgia. Coffey looks forward to making some new memories today, but is glad that 2006 imagery has stood the test of time. “As I grew up, I realized just how special that was, to be in a state championship game, just how special that was for the history of the school to be in that kind of a game,” Coffey said. “At that age I didn’t really understand that, but now I definitely do.” • Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@shawmedia.com.

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Batavia quarterback Micah Coffey (left) throws the ball this season. Batavia quarterback Jordan Coffey looks to pass during the 2006 season.

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BATAVIA – Childhood memories tend to turn foggy after a few years, if they’re not forgotten altogether. But there’s a certain late-November Saturday from his youth that Batavia senior quarterback Micah Coffey has little trouble recollecting. As Coffey heads to DeKalb today to lead Batavia in this afternoon’s IHSA Class 6A state championship game against Richards, he might experience some flashbacks from seven years back, when he watched his big brother, Jordan, quarterback the Bulldogs in Batavia’s only other state final appearance in program history, a 30-20 loss to Normal in the 2006 Class 6A final. The same opportunity awaits Micah today, although it comes at a different site and, the Bulldogs hope, will yield a different outcome than the 2006 title game. “All those memories are so clear,” Coffey said. “Of the drive down, of seeing just the mass of cars leaving the neighborhoods and driving down to U of I. Pulling up and seeing our huge crowd down there. “And then to the game, seeing Jordan warm up on the field, him going in and playing, his touchdown passes. Everything that went on is just super clear. I remember wearing his jersey that day and just how special that was.” Jordan Coffey was a sophomore in 2006 and entered the game when senior QB Alex Schroeder was knocked out early in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. Coffey isn’t the only current Bulldog who had family ties on the 2006 state runner-up. Senior receiver/cornerback Rourke Mullins’ older brother, Blake, was a cornerback on the team, while Anthony Scaccia and Michael Moffatt had big brothers who were with Batavia’s sophomore team. Current Batavia assistant coach Bai

Kabba also was on the sophomore team in ’06. Like Coffey, Mullins was among the throngs of young Bulldog fans looking on with wonderment at Memorial Stadium. “Me and Tucker Knox actually drove down with my parents together because we were best friends,” Mullins said.

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One of two seniors on the Batavia football team’s starting offensive line, 6-foot-3, 250-pound Max Heidgen has helped anchor a highly regarded O-line that includes fellow tackle Jack Breshears, center Patrick Gamble and guards Zach Tate and Connor McKeehan, the unit’s other senior. In this week’s Weekend Chit-chat with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab, the Bulldogs’ good-ole No. 79 weighed in on Thanksgiving food, Batavia’s line moving on after a season-ending injury to standout guard Mitch Krusz and, of course, today’s Class 6A state championship game against Richards. The following is an edited transcript:

What turned you into an offensive lineman? Really, my body type. I just have the perfect, I guess prototype, offensive lineman [build]. Obviously, too big and slow to be a receiver or running back or anything. I like to hit so [offensive line] seemed good for me.

What aspects of your technique are most critical for you to have success with your matchup each week? I’ve just got to be smart, run the plays well. Not only block the defensive linemen but get to the next level and get their linebackers.

You guys obviously lost a heck of a lineman in Mitch (Oct. 11 against St. Charles North); what was the process like as a line to regroup from that and make sure you guys didn’t take a big hit? Well, it really gave us something to bond with, for Mitch,

Weekend Chit-chat with BATAVIA O-LINEMAN MAX HEIDGEN to win a game for Mitch, like ‘This one’s for Mitch, we’ve got to win because he’s not here to win it with us.’

Richards’ defense has only given up 12 points through four playoff [wins]. Obviously you guys saw them close up on top of that, so what would you say about the caliber of their defense? They’re very good. They’re very aggressive. They have some really good athletes, but we’ll do well against them for sure. We’ll correct our mistakes we made last time we played them.

Do you guys have to adjust your caloric intake on Thanksgiving at all with the state championship game only 48 hours away, or not so much?

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I’m going to eat a little less than I normally would, that’s for sure.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food? Sweet potatoes.

When you take the field at Huskie Stadium this afternoon, what do you think’s going to be going through your mind? Wow, this is the biggest game of my life and it’s also the last, so it’s going to be something special for sure.

8SPORTS SHORT Kaneland graduate earns MAC football honor Central Michigan redshirt sophomore defensive end and Kaneland graduate Blake Serpa was named the Mid-American Conference

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BOYS BASKETBALL: WEST CHICAGO THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT: GENEVA 42, ADDISON TRAIL 41

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Geneva (3-1) led comfortably throughout the first three quarters, maintaining a double-digit advantage until the final quarter despite its own poor shooting. The Vikings defense held Addison Trail without a field goal for 7:53 of the first quarter and 7:46 in the second to take an 18-7 halftime lead. The Blazers (1-3) slowly whittled away at Geneva’s lead in the fourth quarter with a mixture of a full-court trap that forced four Vikings turnovers and an offense that finally woke up. After the Blazers’ Ronald Duling sank a pair of freethrows for Addison Trail that tied the game at 35 with 2:19, Navigato banged home a left corner 3 that provided Geneva

a brief 38-35 lead. With Geneva clinging to a 40-39 lead, Pupillo calmly stepped to the line and rattled home two free throws that gave Addison Trail a 41-40 lead with 14.5 seconds to go. Geneva called a timeout with five seconds to go that set up Cook’s drive and dish to Landi for the game-winner. “I was just supposed to screen for Justin and post up and try to get open for the back-door,” Landi said. “It just worked out; I guess they weren’t expecting it, and we just made a play in the last second.” Addison Trail scored the first bucket of the game just under a minute into the first quarter and didn’t find the

score sheet until the start of the second quarter. During that period, Chris Parrilli scored six straight Geneva points to help the Vikings run out to a double-digit lead. “We had control of the game I thought; credit AT for playing some pretty good defense,” Ralston said. “I thought we ran our sets really, really well we just struggled putting the ball in the hole after the first four minutes of the game. Sometimes you have nights that will be like that. I thought defensively we did a lot of really nice things.” Parrilli paced Geneva with 12 points, 10 of which came in the first half. Navigato added 11, including two huge 3s in the fourth quarter.

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By JAKE POWERS jpowers@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – The Batavia boys basketball team went to overtime for the second straight outing to start the season, but this time earned a win, topping St. Francis, 6862, on Friday at the Windmill City Classic. It was all Batavia during the first half. Junior forward Chasen Peez scored the Bulldogs’ first eight points and finished with 17 on the night. Senior guard Jeremy Schoessling scored 12 of his 22 points in the first half to give Batavia a 34-24 lead heading in to halftime. But with a major change in momentum in the third quarter, St. Francis was able to work around Batavia’s manto-man defense and get to the rim. The Spartans’ Kilian Brown scored a game-high 23 points, eight of which came in the third quarter in the paint. The teams battled neckand-neck in the fourth quarter, matching baskets until

the end of regulation, with the score tied at 59. Schoessling added five points in overtime, and several costly St. Francis fouls put the game away for the Bulldogs. Batavia coach Jim Nazos said it felt good to get a win after the Bulldogs lost in OT to Kaneland on Wednesday. St. Francis fell to 1-1 at the tournament. “It was a great win against a great team,” Nazos said. “I think they’re the best defensive team we’ll see all year. I think we did a lot of good things offensively and took a lot of hits. I thought we just weathered the storm a little bit.” Earlier in the night, Kaneland fell to Engelwood, 54-50. Kaneland entered the second half down 14 points after Engelwood took advantage of early turnovers caused by a swarming half-court trap. The Knights then roared back in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles, 19-6, to pull within one point. Senior forward John Pruett scored 10

in the third quarter and finished with 18 to lead Kaneland scorers. Kaneland jumped out ahead early in the fourth quarter, but the Knights could not overcome a strong fourth quarter from Engelwood forward Shartone Moore, who paced the Eagles with 26 points. Moore threw down an emphatic dunk and hit the ensuing free throw to put Englewood ahead for good late in the game. Kaneland coach Brian Johnson was pleased his team’s resurgence in the second half, but asserted that the Knights must not fall behind like they did in the first place. “Second half I think we started working the offense a little better, moving the ball around, getting some looks at the rim,” Johnson said. “I don’t know why we came out so flat. Maybe we have to change up a few things to get going. It was nice to see us get the lead.” Drew David added 11 points for Kaneland (1-1).

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ELMHURST – Sam Novak hit the decisive 3-pointer with about 13 seconds to go to complete a comeback for the St. Charles North girls basketball team, which defeated host York on Friday, 55-54, in York’s tournament. North girls coach Sean Masoncup said a Morgan Rosencrants screen helped set up Novak. “We got her the basketball, she caught it and shot without thinking, and that’s what we’ve been talking to the girls about, making sure believing in what we’re doing,” Masoncup said. “That’s what she did, and it was huge.” So was the victory overall for North, which improved to 1-3 at the season-opening tournament ahead of today’s finale against Conant. The win was the first for North under Masoncup, who saw his team rally from an eight-point deficit with just a few minutes to go. “The girls were really excited, walking into the locker room,” Masoncup said. “We’ve been talking about believing – this is such a tough tournament, they’ve struggled in the past [at York], to finally be able

to get one out here shows that they can believe in themselves and know they can compete with anyone. It was a lot of fun.” Nichole Davidson (17 points), Rosencrants (12) and Novak (11) were all in double figures for North.

Immaculate Conception Tournament: Kaneland defeated Regina, 45-37, behind 14 points from Caroline Heimerdinger. Heimerdinger made three of the four 3-pointers hit by the Knights (3-2) . Morton Tournament: Batavia went 1-1 on the day, defeating Peoria Richwoods, 64-57, before falling to host Morton. Batavia (2-1) will continue tournament play today against Morton.

BOYS BASKETBALL Wheaton Academy tournament: Wheaton Academy trounced Streamwood, 84-41, to improve to 3-0 at its tournament. Gordon Behr scored 15 points for the Warriors while Josh Ruggles and Chandler Fuzak each chipped in 13 points. Joliet West tournament: Aurora Central Catholic lost to Thornridge, 77-65, despite 20 points from Andy Czerak and 18 points from Brett Czerak. The Chargers fall to 0-3.

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WEST CHICAGO – After the Geneva boys basketball team squeaked past Addison Trail, 42-41, on a last-second lay-in from Mike Landi, Vikings coach Phil Ralston sighed and lamented that it was better than a loss. The Vikings’ come-frombehind win was certainly exciting Friday at the West Chicago Tournament, but Geneva probably shouldn’t have been in the position, considering it held the Blazers to only two field goals in the first half and led by 10 points to start the fourth quarter. A pair of James Pupillo free throws gave the Blazers

a 41-40 lead with 14.5 seconds remaining that set up Landi’s, last second lay-in. The winning play was set up perfectly by a driving Cam Cook, who slashed down the center of the lane and threw a one-handed, wrap-around pass to Landi who banked home a lay-up as time expired that gave the Vikings the win. “When I got it, I was supposed to drive to the hoop and either dish it to either Nate (Navigato) or Mikey or take the shot myself,” Cook said. “I definitely wanted to go all the way in and maybe get fouled. I drove and saw Mikey out of the corner of my eye and just dished it to him at the last second – it worked out pretty well.”

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SHAW MEDIA CLASS 1A Lena-Winslow 28, Downs Tri-Valley 21: An opportunistic defense helped Lena-Winslow to its second state championship in four years. Senior Tyler Oakley returned two fumbles for touchdowns in the first half, but the Panthers still trailed, 21-14, at halftime. Lena-Winslow made a couple of adjustments and the Panthers were able to shut out Downs Tri-Valley in the second half. The offense finally got on track as quarterback Ben Moest kept it out on a quarterback sneak for a one-yard touchdown. Oakley’s 2-yard run late in the third quarter would prove to be the game-winner and he picked off a pass from Downs Tri-Valley quarterback Peyton Roop to seal the victory in the final minute.

CLASS 2A Sterling Newman 40, Staunton 13: Sterling Newman used a powerful rushing attack to win its fifth state championship, running for 425 yards in the victory. Staunton rushed for just 13 yards. Jake Snow ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns for Newman, while Dillan Heffelfinger rushed for 155 yards and two scores. The Comets jumped out to a 34-13 lead at halftime and shut out Staunton in the second half. Marcus Sitko had two Bulldogs’ touchdowns. Brady Rude and Elliot Jensen each had second-half touchdowns for Newman.

CLASS 3A Stillman Valley 43, St. Joseph-Ogden 41, OT: Stillman Valley won its fifth state championship in dramatic fashion. The Cardinals’ Zach Hare ran for a 2-yard touchdown to open the overtime period, and then ran for a 2-point conversion to give the Cardinals an 8-point lead. St. Joseph-Ogden would answer with a 5-yard touchdown run by Connor Janes, but quarterback Dalton Walsh’s pass on the 2-point conversion attempt failed, giving Stillman Valley the victory.

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The Lena-Winslow football team hoists its IHSA Class 1A football championship trophy after beating Tri-Valley, 28-21, Friday at Northern Illinois’ Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Today’s IHSA football state title games At Huskie Stadium in DeKalb (TV: Comcast) Class 5A: Montini (13-0) vs. Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (13-0), 10 a.m. Class 6A: Batavia (12-1) vs. Richards (12-1), 1 p.m. Class 7A: Lake Zurich (12-1) vs. Mt. Carmel (12-1), 4 p.m. Class 8A: Loyola (12-1) vs. Naperville Central (10-3), 7 p.m. Trailing by seven points late in the fourth, Hare tied the game with a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:19 left. He was Stillman Valley’s workhorse, running the ball 39 times for 174 yards and four touchdowns. The Cardinals’ team rushing total was 308 yards.

CLASS 4A Rochester 16, Geneseo 8: Drake Berberet had two touchdowns for the Rockets as they won their fourth

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Sterling Newman’s Jake Snow (33) looks for yards against Staunton in the IHSA Class 2A state championship game Friday at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Newman won, 40-13. consecutive Class 4A state championship. Berberet ran for a 9-yard score in the second quarter, while the game winner was a 3-yard rush with 8:25 left in the fourth. Rochester is known for its passing attack, but it was the

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Bears can’t get caught looking in the Vikings’ backfield, at Adrian Peterson By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com ll eyes will be on Adrian Peterson on Sunday. And why not? It’s the best running back in the league against the worst run defense in the league. The Bears will have enough of a problem stopping Peterson to begin with, but if they keep their eyes solely on AP every snap, that will set up an opportunity for Christian Ponder to beat them with the play-action passing game. “Whenever you struggle with the run game and you have to put a lot of people at the line of scrimmage to defend the run, it’ll make you susceptible to some plays down the field,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. “[The Bears] are putting more people at the line of scrimmage to help them [defend the run]. It can make you vulnerable, it just depends on your guys in the secondary.” It’s hard to be intimidated by the Vikings’ passing threat, especially with Peterson in the backfield, but 32.5 percent of Ponder’s drop backs have a play-action element, which is second in the league according to Pro Football Focus. You would run play-action that often, too, with Peterson in the backfield. “Whenever a team has a strong running game, they’re going to have a good play-action game,” said Bears safety Chris Conte. “The Vikings are very good at doing it. They’re a team that relies on a lot of running, a lot of play action,” said linebacker Jon Bostic. “We’ve got to make sure we do a good job recognizing when it’s play action. … Everybody’s got to make sure they’re on the same page when we’re doing what we need to do.” Ponder has thrown for five touchdowns and three interceptions after faking

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The Bears’ Major Wright (21) and Jonathan Bostic (57) take down Detroit’s Reggie Bush in the second half Nov. 10 at Soldier Field. The Bears lost, 21-19. The Bears are at Minnesota on Sunday. a handoff, and has a passer rating of 95.4. When he drops back to pass without faking to Peterson or Toby Gerhart,

Ponder’s passer rating is a dismal 69.5. The Bears have had their issues creeping up too close

to the line on a fake handoff and getting burned on a pass. Back in Week 7, Robert Griffin III was 8 of 13 for 169

yards passing with one touchdown and one pick using play action against the Bears. Last week, Kellen Clemens was 7 of 13 for 140 yards, good for a passer rating of 91.8. Bostic explained what he looks for to try and quickly diagnose if a quarterback is truly handing off. “Some teams, you look at their offensive linemen. Some teams, you’ve got to be able to read the fullbacks,” he said. “Some of these zone teams are good at making their runs look like their passes, and their play-action passes are a little tougher to see.” Once a run has turned into a pass, it can sometimes look like panic mode for linebackers retreating into coverage. “You’ve just got to get out [in coverage]. Recognize what type of play action it is – boot, waggle, there’s a lot of different ways you can get play action in this league,” Bostic said. “Zone teams rely more on bootlegs, power teams, they rely on different play actions. We’ve got to be able to recognize it.” The consequence of giving up 145.2 rushing yards a game is that it opens things up for opponents through the air. “When you’re not stopping the run, you put your team in a two-fold position, because now you’ve got not only play-action passes and movement, but you’ve got the threat of explosive plays, because you’re creating oneon-ones on the outside,” said Bears coach Marc Trestman. The Bears’ defense knows a byproduct of stopping Peterson on Sunday makes it more difficult for Ponder to beat them with play-action. “The sooner a team in each and every game can make a team one-dimensional,” Trestman said, “they eliminate play-action passes and give themselves more options, because they’re going to be in drop-back modes, the play-actions won’t be as big a factor.”


Soccer club conducts a Think Pink fundraiser during October

8SPORTS NEIGHBOR BULLETIN BOARD Baseball boot camp will be at Marmion Academy Marmion Academy’s baseball coaching staff and varsity baseball players, under the direction of head coach Dave Rakow, will be hosting a Baseball Bootcamp for sixth- through eighth-graders Dec. 27 to Dec. 29 at Marmion Academy (Regole Field House), 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. This bootcamp is open to any sixth- through eighthgrade baseball player who would like to kick-start the 2014 season with a preseason camp designed to give him the skills, drills and workout plan

necessary to take his game up a notch. For information or to register for the bootcamp, please visit marmion.org/baseballbootcamp.

Kaneland-Geneva United Center tickets on sale The Kaneland boys basketball team will be playing Geneva High School this season at the United Center before the Bulls game against the Atlanta Hawks at 2 p.m. Jan. 4. Tickets are $65 and will get you admission to see the Knights and the Bulls. Tickets can be bought at

Kaneland High School through coach Brian Johnson or Debbie Theis in the athletic office. Reach them at brian.johnson@ kaneland.org, deborah.theis@ kaneland.org, or at 630-3653100 ext. 347. Tickets will be on sale until Dec. 20. Follow coach Johnson on twitter for all the latest Kaneland boys basketball news at @ CoachJohnson20.

STC lacrosse club to conduct clinic this month The St. Charles Lacrosse club will host a one day skills clinic for boys and girls grades

four through eight from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 26. The clinic will be held at the SportsPlex of St. Charles, 1700 Foundry Road, St. Charles. Call 630-762-8100 for more information. This clinic is appropriate for all players’ skill levels and will be instructed by coaches and players from the St. Charles East and North boys and girls lacrosse teams. Fee for the clinic will be $40. Players registered by Dec. 6 will receive a clinic T-shirt. Registration deadline is Dec. 20. All participating players must bring a mouth guard. Boys will need a lacrosse

stick, helmet, pads and gloves. Girls will need a lacrosse stick and protective lacrosse goggles. A limited amount of equipment will be on hand to use for those who need to borrow. Registration forms are available at the St. Charles lacrosse web site www.stclax.org and SportsPlex of St. Charles. The St. Charles Lacrosse Club fields Girls and Boys high school teams at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels at St. Charles North and St. Charles East high schools. See BULLETIN BOARD, page 32

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LEFT: Pictured are back row left to right: Jill Maras, Kaneland High School principal, representing Bridget Sweeney, head coach Mike Mitchinson, Jack Rissman and assistant coach Joel Rissman. Front row left to right: Lucas Pehl, Jake Guernon, Cade Ory, Sean Gannon, Nick Cummings, Nick Mitchinson, Joshua Pehl, Nicky Montalbano, Will Sand and Ryan Nudo. RIGHT: Pictured are back row left to right: Assistant coach Joel Rissman, head coach Mike Mitchinson, Matt Olson (recipient) and Jack Rissman. Front Row left to right: Nick Cummings, Ryan Nudo, Lucas Pehl, Jake Guernon, Cade Ory, Nick Mitchinson, Sean Gannon, Joshua Pehl, Nicky Montalbano and Will Sand. The Kaneland United Soccer Club, held a Think Pink fundraiser during October to raise money and awareness for cancer. Two local residents of the Kaneland community, Matt Olson and Bridget Sweeney, both battling cancer, were the recipients of the club’s proceeds. The club sold pink spirit wear to its players and at the Oct. 11 Kaneland High School football game. The players wore their pink gear during October league games. Almost $900 was raised by the club. The recipients were the guests of honor at a 10-and-under boys soccer game held earlier this month in Elburn.

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Continued from page 31 Basketball preview event The Aurora Noon Lions Club will hold its annual Basketball Coaches’ Night and pasta dinner fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center, 732

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Strikers Fox Valley Soccer Club’s U18 girl’s team won its division this fall. This team was 5-1 in MRL play scoring 29 goals and giving up just 2. They played two Illinois teams, two Michigan teams, and two Wisconsin teams. The team also played in St. Louis in the Scott Gallagher Friendlies in August finishing, 2-0-2, on the weekend and traveled back to St. Louis for the Scott Gallagher College Showcase in November finishing, 1-0-2. The team also played in the State Cup going undefeated until eventually losing, 2-1, in the quarterfinals to eventual finalist, Team Chicago. The team finished 15-2-3.

Where they’re going Jenny Barr, St. Charles North, Miami (Ohio) Maggie Bodine, Geneva, undecided Alyssa Brandt, St. Charles North, Carnegie Mellon Anna Corirossi, St. Charles East, undecided Lauren Frasca, Rosary, DePaul Corky Hart, St. Francis, undecided Samantha Hauser, Geneva, undecided Amanda Hilton, St. Charles East, Nebraska Caroline Holmes, Wheaton-Warrenville South, Spring Hill College Kelly LaPorte, St. Charles East, West Virginia Michaele Loebel, Geneva, Nebraska Nicole Lombardo, St. Charles East, undecided

Samantha Lombardo, St. Charles East, undecided Jordan Nelmark, Neuqua Valley, Kansas Danielle Noverini, St. Charles North, Carthage College Megan O’Leary, St. Charles North, undecided Shannon Rasmussen, St. Charles East, undecided Alexandra Serra, Geneva, undecided Darcy Stoecklin, St. Charles North, Carthage College Lauren Suhi, Batavia, undecided Anna Tegge, Geneva, undecided Anna Tracy, South Elgin, undecided Savanah Uveges, South Elgin, Nebraska Ashlyn Walter, St. Charles North, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

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8WEEKEND TV SPORTSWATCH WCUU Blackhawks at Phoenix, 7 p.m., CSN Pro basketball Bulls at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m., WGN Soccer Premier League, Cardiff City vs. Arsenal, 8:55 a.m., NBCSN West Bromwich at Newcastle, 11:30 a.m., NBC Boxing Champion Sergey Kovalev (220-1) vs. Ismayl Sillakh (21-1-0), for WBO light heavyweight title; champion Adonis Stevenson (221-0) vs. Tony Bellew (20-1-0), for WBC light heavyweight title, at Quebec City, 9:15 p.m., HBO

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Sunday’s lineup Pro football Bears at Minnesota, noon, FOX Tennessee at Indianapolis, noon, CBS Denver at Kansas City, 3:25 p.m., CBS N.Y. Giants at Washington, 7 p.m., NBC Men’s college basketball Farleigh Dickenson at Seton Hall, 1 p.m., FS1 Central Arkansas at Kansas State, 3 p.m., FSN Oregon State at DePaul, 3 p.m., FS1 North Carolina at UAB, 5 p.m., FS1 Old Spice Classic, championship, teams TBD, at Orlando, Fla., 6:30 p.m., ESPN2 Kentucky at Providence, at Brooklyn, N.Y., 7:30 p.m., FS1 Wooden Legacy, championship game, team TBD, at Anaheim, Calif., 8:30 p.m., FSN Golf European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, final round, at Mpumalanga, South Africa, 4:30 a.m., TGC Soccer Premier League, Manchester United at Tottenham, 6 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Liverpool at Hull City, 9:05 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Southampton at Chelsea, 10:10 a.m., NBCSN Women’s college basketball Ohio State vs. UConn, at Springfield, Mass., 4:30 p.m., ESPN2

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TODAY’S LINEUP College football Ohio State at Michigan, 11 a.m., ABC Minnesota at Michigan State, 11 a.m., BTN Florida State at Florida, 11 a.m., ESPN Duke at North Carolina, 11 a.m., ESPN2 Temple at Memphis, 11 a.m., ESPNEWS Kansas State at Kansas, 11 a.m., FSN1 North Texas at Tulsa, 1:30 p.m., FSN FCS, Southern U. vs. Grambling State, at New Orleans, 1:30 p.m., NBC Georgia at Georgia Tech, 2:30 p.m., ABC Northwestern at Illinois, 2:30 p.m., BTN Purdue at Indiana, 2:30 p.m., BTN Alabama at Auburn, 2:30 p.m., CBS Penn State at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m., ESPN Baylor at TCU, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2 Iowa State at West Virginia, 3 p.m., FS1 Clemson at South Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Notre Dame at Stanford, 6 p.m., FOX Texas A&M at Missouri, 6:45 p.m., ESPN UCLA at Southern Cal, 7:07 p.m., ABC New Mexico at Boise State, 9:15 p.m., ESPN2 Golf European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Championship, third round, at Mpumalanga, South Africa, 4:30 a.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Lipscomb at Georgetown, 11 a.m., FSN Barclays Center Classic, doubleheader, third-place game and championship game, TBD, at Brooklyn, N.Y., 1 p.m., NBCSN Battle 4 Atlantis, third-place game, teams TBD, at Paradise Island, Bahamas, 6 p.m., NBCSN Battle 4 Atlantis, championship game, teams TBD, at Paradise Island, Bahamas, 8:30 p.m., NBCSN Pro hockey Wolves at Rockford, 7 p.m.,

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Local tornado-relief effort shows strong spirit of giving One of the things I am most grateful for are those times when I get a chance to help others. It just feels good. I feel like my life has purpose and that my being matters. I see it in my kids eyes, too, and feel it in their spirits when we stumble on such an opportunity, as we did last week when we saw the call on the Batavia Park District’s Facebook page for donations to help those affected by the recent tornadoes devastating the Washington, Ill., area. We immediately took inventory of our winter gear and the kids came up with two huge garbage bags of good stuff.(They just keep on growing!) We then made a few phone calls to see what donations could be procured for the furry friends who also lost their homes last week, and an hour later Holly and I pulled up to the back door of the Batavia Petland to accept whatever the generous folks there had managed to pull together. We figured on a few bags of vittles, but whoa, they literally filled our Subaru with pet food, collars, leashes, treats and toys. My daughter even had dog food on her lap and under her feet! We giggled and hummed the tune to “Mission Impossible” (my family’s go-to mojo maker) and just made it to the park district office in the nick of time Nov. 21 – the last day they could accept donations before they were to be delivered to Washington. With enthusiastic help from Batavia Park District employee Jordan, we unloaded our haul into the lobby. Wow, that felt good. What fun that was! This sentiment was echoed my many who commented on the park district’s Facebook page last week, so glad were they for the opportunity to help. That’s a lot of contagious good vibes floating around. And

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose to think, it all began with one person’s simple question. On Nov. 18, after participating in a fitness class at the park district, Michele Morris, who has family with connections to a trucking company said to her fitness instructor, Kathy Freedlund, “I want to help. I don’t know how to do it. Can you help me?” Morris said that Freedlund arranged for the park district to be a collection site for donations and simply posted the details on Facebook. The response was stunning. “It just bloomed. Never did we expect that by Tuesday afternoon the lobby (at the BPD Civic Center) would be full,” said Morris. By Friday, two park district trailer loads had been delivered to her house. “My husband couldn’t park in the garage for three days,” she said. The donations didn’t just come from Batavia. Morris said that they poured in from several surrounding towns, including Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Streamwood. “The Streamwood Park District actually sent two carloads of stuff,” she said. Morris and her helpers sorted and packed the items before loading them onto bigger trucks, which made the trek to Washington last Saturday. In all, Morris says that she and her family drove two moving trucks and two SUV’s filled with 125 cases of water, 30 boxes of blankets, 50 boxes of coats, lots of toiletries and loads of pet food to the affected area. “It’s overwhelming to me that

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The Batavia Park District’s collection of items for tornado relief in Washington, Ill., included two trailers, one of which was loaded with pet food and supplies donated by the Batavia Petland. this community has so much compassion for people they don’t even know,” she said. Clearly, so does Morris. Lao-Tzu, a 6th century BC Chinese philosopher and author traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism, encourages us to give without expectation of reward. It seems Morris embodies that spirit, wishing not to gain attention for her efforts. “We don’t do it for that. We do it because that’s our family down there. We wanted to help them,” she said. She and her husband have several family members living in the Washington, Ill., area, and, miraculously, they suffered only one broken window. But the devastation is everywhere around them. “It looks like bombs blew it all away,” Morris said, of the scene she and her family found when they rolled in to what’s left of Washington.

She said that the pictures on the Internet don’t even begin to capture the enormity of the damage the people there are suffering. “Cars are mangled. Fields are littered with debris. Entire houses are just gone. It’s like Plainfield all over again,” she said, recalling the violent tornado that decimated that Chicago suburb in 1990 and killed 29 people. Seven people died from the tornadoes that recently hit Illinois. Tornadoes are tough like that. Mother Nature does her thing, and when we’re “on,” human nature responds. People like Morris inspire others to help. I love it when that happens. Go team! Morris isn’t alone in her efforts. For example, she said that the kind folks at Prairie Quilts in Batavia are holding a pillow and pillow-case drive until Dec. 10. They’ll also accept donations of finished quilts and blankets to give to folks affected by the

tornadoes. As for Morris, she’s just getting started. In fact, Tuesday afternoon she made a second trip to Washington, when she delivered 25 pumpkin pies donated by Harner’s Bakery (for a Thanksgiving dinner at one of the churches); toothbrushes from Windmill Dental; shampoo donated by Craig Foltos of Foltos Tonsorial Parlor; and even several boxes of hangers from Deluxe Cleaners. I asked what she thinks the people of Washington most need, right now. “They need kids’ backpacks and school supplies, and eventually (as they rebuild) they’ll need furniture and home goods. But right now, Christmas trees. They need Christmas trees,” she decided. As a mom and a grandma, it’s no wonder that Morris immediately considered how tornado-affected children and families are feeling about being displaced this holiday season. I get it. Reminds me of my own kids’ anxiety at holiday time, whenever we’d just moved to a new home. “Will Santa find us?” they always asked. He always did. How very fortunate we were. Morris wants to let the children in Washington know that Santa will find them, too. If you’d like to help make the holidays a bit brighter for them, please share this story and/or make a check out to ‘Washington, Illinois Disaster Relief Fund’ and take or mail it to any Harris Bank branch. Santa is “the spirit of loving and giving in our hearts,” according to my own mom, a giver, not unlike Morris. I agree. Let’s help her.

• Jennifer DuBose lives in Batavia with her husband, Todd, and their two children, Noah and Holly. Contact her at editorial@ kcchronicle.com.


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8WEEKEND LIFE BRIEFS Peck Farm to host Saturday with Santa event GENEVA – A Saturday with Santa event is set from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. There will be hot chocolate by the fireplace, Christmas crafts and a visit from Santa. Advance registration is recommended. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks.org.

Animal shelter to host Santa Paws Workshop SOUTH ELGIN – A Santa Paws Workshop For Kids event is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, at Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 S. LaFox St., South Elgin. The cost is $50 for the four-hour event with shelter animals, games, crafts and a pizza party. For information, or to register, contact Christin Meyer at cmeyer@ andersonanimalshelter.org or 847-697-2880, ext. 51.

Christmastime at the Fine Line Show, Sale set ST. CHARLES – Christmastime at the Fine Line Show and Sale is set to open Friday, Dec. 6, at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, Dec. 10, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. Proceeds go toward funding Fine Line’s artistic program. Visit www.fineline.org/events/christmastime.html for information.

Church to present ‘Festival of Carols’ on Dec. 15 NORTH AURORA – Union Congregational Church, 405 W. State St., North Aurora, will present “Festival of Carols!” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Refreshments will be available. Call the church office at 630-8970013 for information. – Kane County Chronicle

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BATAVIA – The Swedish American Children’s Choir will present the 15th annual Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia. The event will feature music by the choir as well as Margaret Lekander and Christopher Karl on the violin; Ernie Sandquist on the Swedish accordion; and Shirley Fox on the piano. This year’s St. Lucia, Queen of Light, is Natalie Cooper of Geneva. After the concert, a Swedish Christmas sweet table will be served, and Jul Tomte-Swedish Santa will visit with children. Tickets are by reservation only and will cost $15 for adults and $8 for children 6 to 12 years old. To make reservations, call 630-414-9700.

Durant House Museum to host candlelight event ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The Durant House Museum’s annual candlelight event will take place

from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for kids. The Durant House is in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles Township. Visit www.ppfv.org or call 630377-6424 for information.

Clinic to offer pet pictures during holiday open house NORTH AURORA – To celebrate the holiday season, the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League Spay/ Neuter Clinic will host an event, Holiday Open House and Pictures With Your Pet, as well as a jewelry and bake sale from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League Spay/ Neuter Clinic, 11 John St., North Aurora. Free refreshments will be available, as well as an opportunity to tour the clinic. For a minimum donation of $5, a pet can have a picture taken with Santa. Donations will be used to support the clinic. For information, send email to kaye@fvawl.org or call 630-559-4305.

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ST. CHARLES – The Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles and the Youth Ensemble will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” beginning Saturday, Dec. 7. Shows will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21; and 7 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 on the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Under the musical direction of Kyle Donahue with choreography by Maegan Daniels, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this the fairytale of dreams, love and underwater adventure to life on the Pheasant Run Mainstage. The FVR Youth Ensemble will feature the hit songs, such as “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.” The cast members include Katie Jackovin of Bartlett; Caden Bohmer, Ali Northrop, Caley Mapes and Sophie Chahmirzadi of Batavia; Gracie Ferguson, Katie O’Brien, Kaia Ebel, Nathan Cast-

agna and Rachel Tork of Geneva; Hayley Troyan of Hanover Park; Maddie Novak of Lombard; Kasie Blu Thomas of Naperville; Audrey Webb and Alyssa Hill of North Aurora; Sophia Bettini, Keelan Yarusso, Erin Newman, Kathryn Dybas, Shannon Foran, Christine Chlapecka, Brynn Beveridge, Erika and Keira Denker, Cody Hedera, Emily Johnson, Katie and Kristen Das, and Kristen Bennett of St. Charles. Tickets cost $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Pheasant Run Resort Box Office at 630-584-6342. The Fox Valley Repertory Youth Ensemble is an audition-only program for young talent. Students are responsible for memorizing lines, music and choreography, and learning the craft of theater through the process of preparing for live performances. For more information on upcoming youth opportunities, visit www.foxvalleyrep.org/education or call 630-364-0550. For more performance information, visit www.foxvalleyrep.org/LittleMermaid.

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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) (1835-1910), writer; Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman; Ridley Scott (1937), filmmaker; Ben Stiller (1965), actor; Amy Ryan (1969), actress; Clay Aiken (1978), singer. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You’ll have to give a little in order to get a little. Don’t let frustrations stop you from living life. Focus on your accomplishments and use your energy wisely, and you will reach your goals. Change is inevitable and should be welcomed with open arms. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You will learn the hard way if you let anger take over. Don’t complain or waste time arguing a moot point. Concentrate on what is working. Live in the moment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Set your standards and stick to your principles. Your integrity will separate you from any competition you face, allowing you clear passage to the destination you choose. Romance is highlighted. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Get along, no matter how difficult it might be. Arguments will drain you of the energy you’ll need to reflect and make alternate plans when things veer off course. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Look into small business ventures or an investment that shows potential. Contracts may not be straightforward, but your negotiating skills will help you find creative solutions that include the perks you want. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Staying on top of what needs to be finished will be difficult but a necessity. Don’t let restlessness cause you to make a move without sufficient thought. Avoid overindulgence. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Speak up and offer suggestions. Whether you are dealing with friends, family or peers, you will capture the attention required to put your plans in motion and receive the benefits you desire. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Take care of your interests first. You must not allow anyone to sidetrack you, especially if money is involved. You’ll end up being taken advantage of if you are too complacent. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Make plans, step into the spotlight, do your own thing and reap the rewards. Follow your heart and lay groundwork to secure your home and business future. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Think about what you want and revamp your plans for the future to better suit your needs. Don’t discuss what you are doing until you are ready to take action. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Put more into your home, family and personal property. Enjoying the company of someone you love or who shares similar interests will lead to future plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You may want to help the world, but keep in mind that charity begins at home. Focus on the people you care about most as well as making home improvements. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Show how much you care. Pay more attention to someone you love or make a donation to a cause you feel passionate about helping, and you will achieve personal success and happiness.

Season’s screenings: Get ready for a sock full of holiday films Travers (Emma Thompson) into letting his studio make her “Mary Poppins” into a big-screen musical. As you might have guessed, it was no easy task. • “The Last Days on Mars” – Consider Ruairi’s sci-fi space opera a dumbed-down version of “Prometheus,” with a gang of dead-meat astronauts meeting their gruesome end one-by-one during a manned-mission to Mars.

By AL ALEXANDER More Content Now The intoxicating aromas of turkey and pumpkin pie are sure signs that holiday movie season is upon us once again. But this year, it’s the films that are not opening (“The Monuments Men,” “Jack Ryan,” “Labor Day”) that have drawn more attention than the ones that are. And while the Oscar potential for most of these flicks is limited at best, there are still some intriguing offerings opening next month, led by the hotly anticipated sequels to “The Hobbit” and “Anchorman,” both guaranteed to top the $200 million mark. There are also some less buzzed-about pictures by acclaimed directors that could sneak just as easily into the hit column. Those include Spike Jonze’s eerie treatise on our misdirected affections for electronic devices, “Her”; the Coen brothers’ ode to the 1960s folk scene, “Inside Llewyn Davis”; and David O. Russell’s fun, undercover excursion into the underworld, “American Hustle.” Safer fare also exists for the less daring, led by the star-packed version of the Tony-winning “August: Osage County,” and the family friendly “Saving Mr. Banks.” But no matter your tastes, there’s pretty much something for everyone in the month ahead, and to whet your over-taxed appetites here’s a quick rundown of what Hollywood is bringing to the table.

Dec. 6 • “Out of the Furnace” – Scott Cooper, the acclaimed writer-director of the Oscar-winning “Crazy Heart,” boasts an embarrassment of acting riches (Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Forest Whitaker) in telling the story of a conscientious steel-mill worker (Bale) who goes in search of his younger, war-veteran brother (Affleck) after the kid is taken hostage by a ruthless crime ring led by Harrelson. • “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy” – Acclaimed feature-film director Michel Gondry (“The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) gives documentaries a whirl with his profile of controversial

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Meryl Streep (right) and Julia Roberts star in “August: Osage County.” MIT Professor Norm Chomsky. In addition to conversations with “the father of modern linguistics,” Gondry, an accomplished artist, brightens the proceedings with his own gorgeous illustrations that tie directly into Chomsky’s fascinating insights on language. • “Le Joli Mai” – Chris Marker resurrects vintage footage to chronicle life in Paris immediately following France’s 1962 ceasefire with Algeria, marking the first time France was not at war since 1939.

• “American Hustle” – Can director David O. Russell do no wrong? He’s helped Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo all secure Oscars in his last two films, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter,” and looks to add more gold to his stable via an equally stellar cast in his fictionalized version of the FBI’s Abscam scandal. Bale and his fellow “Fighter” Oscar-nominee, Amy Adams, play con artists recruited by an FBI agent (“Playbook” Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper) to go undercover to flush out mob figures and dirty politicians. Lawrence and Oscar-nominee Jeremy Renner co-star. • “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” – Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and David Koechner return as the cheesiest, “keep-it-classy” news team on the San Diego airways in this hotly anticipated sequel in which the fabulous five take their blow-dried hair national by joining a 24-hour cable news network. “Keep it Fox-y America?” Best of all, Kristen Wiig joins the cast. Now that’s news we can use!

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• “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” The first entry in Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy was hugely disappointing to just about everyone. This time, though, much more action is promised, as Bilbo and the gang encounter the evil dragon Smaug. • “Saving Mr. Banks” – Tom Hanks infiltrates the hand that feeds him when he dons that unmistakable mustache to play the legendary Walt Disney, in director John Lee Hancock’s version of how Uncle Walt talked persnickety author P.L.

• “August: Osage County” – ’Tis the season for Oscar baiting, and they don’t get more blatant than this big-screen version of Tracy Letts’ Tony-winning play about a dysfunctional Midwestern family. With a cast that includes Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, Oscar-winners all, it just screams for voter attention. But will it be any good? So far, the reviews have been mixed.

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DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips You didn’t mention how old you both are, but it appears Casey has some growing up to do. Marriage isn’t a trap; it’s a partnership. And like any strong partnership there is commitment involved. If Casey isn’t up to making a commitment and marriage is what you’re after, you should save the wear and tear on your car and the expense of the gas and find a man who is less gun-shy. Dear Abby: We live near my wife’s sister “Bree” and her husband, “Joe.” We socialize often at one of our homes or at a restaurant. They have recently become good friends with another couple, the “Russells,” who are delightful. Bree and Joe sometimes invite us over when the Russells are there. The problem is, when I try to carry on a conversation with Mr. Russell, Joe gets bent out of shape. He interrupts and changes the subject or says something to make me look bad. If that doesn’t stop the discussion, Joe walks off in a huff. I think he’s acting like

an immature middle-schooler. (It also triggers memories I have of being bullied and excluded as a child.) I’d like to avoid these three-couple get-togethers, but I don’t know how many times I can do it without raising questions. An alternative would be to avoid the Russells and converse only with other guests who may be present. Either option, or mentioning it, risks making me look like the jealous 12-year-old instead of Joe. Any ideas? – Odd Man Out In Kansas Dear Odd Man Out: It appears that your brother-in-law is insecure, or he wouldn’t behave the way he is. How sad – for him. Start limiting the time you spend as a threesome. Ask your wife to find out in advance if the Russells will be visiting when you are. If Bree asks her why, your wife should tell her that Joe seems upset when you try to carry on a conversation with the husband and you don’t want to make him uncomfortable. Perhaps if she tells her husband to knock it off and grow up, he will. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Unusual shortness of breath could signal serious problem Dear Doctor K: I sometimes get short of breath. Should I worry that it’s serious? Dear Reader: Shortness of breath is often no big deal. It’s normal to be short of breath for a little while after strenuous exercise or at high altitudes. Some people breathe hard when they’re anxious. When should you worry that shortness of breath might indicate a serious heart or lung condition? I tell my patients that they know their own bodies a lot better than I do. Their bodies are sending their brains signals every minute. If they think they are getting short of breath in situations that never made them short of breath before, that’s a red flag. Maybe they have to stop to catch their breath after climbing one flight of stairs, and that never used to happen. Maybe they sometimes feel winded even when they’ve just been sitting, and that never used to happen. Maybe they suddenly feel short of breath for no apparent reason. The key question to ask yourself: Is this new for you? If so, talk to your doctor. There still may not be a serious

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff underlying problem, but you need to be sure of that. The other really important question to ask yourself when you become unusually short of breath is whether you are also experiencing other worrisome symptoms: • Chest pain or discomfort • Swollen ankles and feet • Fever • Unusual fatigue • Painful cough with blood or yellow, green or reddish mucus • Wheezing and coughing When these symptoms occur along with unusual shortness of breath, you should contact your doctor promptly. They raise the likelihood you may be having a serious, even life-threatening, problem: a heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) or an asthma attack. Before you call your doctor for shortness of breath, be prepared to answer the following questions.

They will help your doctor assess the urgency of your situation. If your doctor doesn’t ask these questions, volunteer the information: 1. Is there chest pain, and what does it feel like? Is it a sharp and stabbing pain? Or does it feel more like a dull pressure? Does it travel anywhere (like into your neck, jaw, shoulder, arm or back)? 2. Are you sweating profusely? 3. Do you have trouble breathing when you lie down? 4. Are your legs or ankles swollen? 5. Do you have a cough or fever? 6. How fast are you breathing? You don’t want to get terrified every time you have a potentially serious symptom. But you also don’t want to miss an early signal that something serious may be wrong. You need to know when, and when not, to worry.

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

Dr. Wallace: I just returned home from the funeral of a 17-year-old friend who committed suicide. All the people who knew him are in shock. All I heard at the service was that he was the last person you would have thought would want to take his own life. All kinds of rumors were floating around, including some that were far-fetched. What I really need to know is – why do teens kill themselves, and do more girls or guys commit suicide? – Andrew, Philadelphia. Pa. Dear Andrew: A University of California research team interviewed over 6,000 teens who had attempted suicide and compared their life histories with teens who had never considered suicide. The data revealed that family problems, death of a loved one, and the breakup of a romantic relationship were the three most common reasons teens took their lives. These three situations can result in confusion, loneliness and depression. The teen then feels hopeless, isolated and abandoned, and decides there is only one way to be at peace, and chooses self-destruction. The teen years, because of all the emotional and physical changes they bring, are difficult for almost everyone. For some teens, these difficulties produce pain that is too much to bear, especially when combined with a major upset or disappointment. I often get inquiries from readers who wonder why a young person would commit suicide when he has his entire life in front of him. Teens have no perspective on their troubles. They don’t know that

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace they’ll emerge from them and that life will eventually feel worth living again. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for adults in the United States, but for teens it ranks third. More boys commit suicide because they use more violent methods, whereas girls tend to use sleeping pills, and many times they can be saved. Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend and I have been dating steadily for the past year. Both of us will be graduating in June of next year. In the fall, I will be a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, while he will be going to Purdue University in West Lafayette. I want the freedom to have a social life by dating other guys. He wants us to stay faithful to each other and not date anyone else. He says we can still see each other on the weekends because our two campuses are only about 100 miles apart. I’d appreciate your comments. – Amanda, Carmel, Ind. Dear Amanda: Weekends are a good time to catch up on studies, not to spend time on the highways. I would agree that you both should enjoy a campus social life and see each other occasionally, when time and studies allow. Fall of 2014 is a long way off. I’m wondering why you are concerned about dating others at this early date. Is it possible that you both could be dating others by Fall of 2014? • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.

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Dear Abby: I have been seeing my boyfriend, “Casey,” for a year. He has said throughout our courtship that we could get married in four to five years. Over the past couple of months, he has become distant and less romantic. I drive four hours to see him almost every week, and he seems fine then, but when we’re apart, he rarely texts me and seems disinterested. On one of my recent visits, Casey said he NEVER wants to get married! When I asked what had changed his mind, his response was that he has decided that marriage is a trap. When I asked if he still wanted to be with me, he said yes. I don’t want to waste my time if he’s not going to marry me, but I really want to be with him. Do you think he’ll change his mind again, or is it time for me to end things? – Waiting And Hoping In Maryland Dear Waiting And Hoping: If you’re doing all of the four-hour commuting, you’re not only waiting and hoping, you are also doing most of the work in your relationship with Casey. From your description of his attention span, when you’re out of sight, you are not on his mind.

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Off/Ware Space from the date of sale to the date of 1,568sf - 19,000sf. (e) The time and place of the payment. Docks/Drive-Ins sale is as follows: December 26, Aggressive Move-In Package (g) Title will be conveyed subject 2013 at 9:00 a.m., in Court Room 630-355-8094 to all general real estate taxes JC 100 of the Kane County Judiwww.mustangconstruction.com which are or shall become a lien cial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. upon the real estate, but if not yet Charles, Illinois 60175. due, that may become due and payable, special assessments, ap- (f) The terms of the sale are "as plicable rights of redemption, en- is" for cash, requiring that the succumbrances, easements and re- cessful bidder deposit ten percent of the bid at the time of sale and the strictions of record, if any. balance with the sheriff or judge in (h) The purchaser of the unit certified funds within twenty-four other than a mortgagee shall pay (24) hours of the sale, plus interest the assessments and court costs re- at the statutory judgment rate and quired by subsection (g-1) of Sec- any unpaid portion of the sale price tion 18.5 of the Illinois Condomini- from the date of sale to the date of payment. um Property Act, if applicable. BATAVIA - 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath new hardwood flooring all appli- Dated: November 14, 2013 (g) Title will be conveyed subject ances included large deck and shed to all general real estate taxes near the river and downtown asking which are or shall become a lien Respectfully submitted, $25,000. Call 630-862-6200 ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB upon the real estate, but if not yet By: Beau T. Greiman due, that may become due and One of Its Attorneys payable, special assessments, applicable rights of redemption, encumbrances, easements and reBeau T. Greiman PUBLIC NOTICE Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC strictions of record, if any. 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Naperville, Illinois 60564 (h) The purchaser of the unit SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Tel: (630) 369-9901 other than a mortgagee shall pay KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, the assessments and court costs reFax: (630) 369-9886 CHANCERY DIVISION quired by subsection (g-1) of SecARDC No.: 6225076 tion 18.5 of the Illinois CondominiALLIED FIRST BANK, SB an Illinois (Published in the Kane County um Property Act, if applicable. Banking Corporation, Chronicle, November 16, 23 & 30, Plaintiff, Dated: November 14, 2013 2013.) v. INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP, Respectfully submitted, LLC an Illinois limited liability comALLIED FIRST BANK, SB PUBLIC NOTICE pany, BRIAN A. DONARSKI, an inBy: Beau T. Greiman dividual, AMANDA DONARSKI, an One of Its Attorneys individual, UNKNOWN OWNERS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Beau T. Greiman and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Defendants. Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC CHANCERY DIVISION 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B Case No. 13 CH 1639 Naperville, Illinois 60564 Property: 224 North Ohio Street ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB an Illinois Tel: (630) 369-9901 Banking Corporation, Aurora, IL 60505 Fax: (630) 369-9886 Plaintiff, ARDC No.: 6225076 v. NOTICE OF SALE INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP, PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given (Published in the Kane County that pursuant to a judgment of fore- LLC an Illinois limited liability com- Chronicle, November 16, 23 & 30, closure entered by the Court, in the pany, BRIAN A. DONARSKI, an in- 2013.) above cause on September 9, dividual, AMANDA DONARSKI, an 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County, individual, FOX METRO WATER Illinois will sell the property de- RECLAMATION DISTRICT, UNPUBLIC NOTICE scribed below to satisfy said judg- KNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, ment as follows: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Defendants. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (a) The name and address of the KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Case No. 13 CH 1640 person to contact for information CHANCERY DIVISION Property: 1940 Opal Drive regarding the real estate is Beau T. Aurora, IL 60506 Greiman, c/o Greiman, Rome & ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB an Illinois NOTICE OF SALE Griesmeyer, LLC, 24115 W. 103rd Banking Corporation, Street, Suite B, Naperville, Illinois 60564. The telephone number is PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given Plaintiff, v. 630-369-9901. that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the Court, in the INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP, (b) The common address and above cause on September 9, LLC an Illinois limited liability comlegal description of the real estate to 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County, pany, BRIAN A. DONARSKI, an inIllinois will sell the property de- dividual, AMANDA DONARSKI, an be sold is as follows: Common address: 224 North scribed below to satisfy said judg- individual, CHERYL MABRY, an individual, UNKNOWN OWNERS and Ohio Street, Aurora, Illinois 60505. ment as follows: NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. (c) The description of improve- (a) The name and address of the ments on the real estate: single person to contact for information Case No. 13 CH 1641 regarding the real estate is Beau T. family residence. Greiman, c/o Greiman, Rome & Property: 826 South Loucks Street Aurora, IL 60505 (d) The real estate may not be Griesmeyer, LLC, 24115 W. 103rd NOTICE OF SALE Street, Suite B, Naperville, Illinois inspected prior to sale. 60564. The telephone number is PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given (e) The time and place of the 630-369-9901. Dekalb: Roomate Wanted Dec-May 2BR, 2BA, lrg. kitchen & living room, near NIU, location: Fotis, $406/month 309-752-3388

CLASSIFIED by gi that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the Court, in the above cause on September 9, 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will sell the property described below to satisfy said judgment as follows: (a) The name and address of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is Beau T. Greiman, c/o Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC, 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B, Naperville, Illinois 60564. The telephone number is 630-369-9901. (b) The common address and legal description of the real estate to be sold is as follows: Permanent Tax Identification Number: 15-26-480-006. Common address: 826 South Loucks Street, Aurora, Illinois 60505.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CHANCERY DIVISION

ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB an Illinois Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, v. INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP, LLC an Illinois limited liability company, BRIAN A. DONARSKI, an in(c) The description of improve- dividual, AMANDA DONARSKI, an ments on the real estate: single individual, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, family residence. Defendants. (d) The real estate may not be Case No. 13 CH 1639 inspected prior to sale. Property: 224 North Ohio Street Aurora, IL 60505 (e) The time and place of the sale is as follows: December 26, NOTICE OF SALE 2013 at 9:00 a.m., in Court Room PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given JC 100 of the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the Court, in the Charles, Illinois 60175. above cause on September 9, (f) The terms of the sale are "as 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County, is" for cash, requiring that the suc- Illinois will sell the property decessful bidder deposit ten percent of scribed below to satisfy said judgthe bid at the time of sale and the ment as follows: balance with the sheriff or judge in certified funds within twenty-four (a) The name and address of the (24) hours of the sale, plus interest person to contact for information at the statutory judgment rate and regarding the real estate is Beau T. any unpaid portion of the sale price Greiman, c/o Greiman, Rome & from the date of sale to the date of Griesmeyer, LLC, 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B, Naperville, Illinois payment. 60564. The telephone number is (g) Title will be conveyed subject 630-369-9901. to all general real estate taxes which are or shall become a lien (b) The common address and upon the real estate, but if not yet legal description of the real estate to due, that may become due and be sold is as follows: LOT 30 OF F.L. POND'S ADDIpayable, special assessments, applicable rights of redemption, en- TION TO AURORA IN THE CITY OF cumbrances, easements and re- AURORA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Permanent Tax Identification Numstrictions of record, if any. ber: 15-23-329-014. Common address: 224 North (h) The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay Ohio Street, Aurora, Illinois 60505. the assessments and court costs required by subsection (g-1) of Sec- (c) The description of improvetion 18.5 of the Illinois Condomini- ments on the real estate: single family residence. um Property Act, if applicable. Dated: November 14, 2013

(d) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale.

Respectfully submitted, (e) The time and place of the ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB By: Beau T. Greiman sale is as follows: December 26, One of Its Attorneys 2013 at 9:00 a.m., in Court Room JC 100 of the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Beau T. Greiman Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC Charles, Illinois 60175. 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B (f) The terms of the sale are "as Naperville, Illinois 60564 is" for cash, requiring that the sucTel: (630) 369-9901 cessful bidder deposit ten percent of Fax: (630) 369-9886 the bid at the time of sale and the ARDC No.: 6225076 balance with the sheriff or judge in (Published in the Kane County certified funds within twenty-four Chronicle, November 16, 23 & 30, (24) hours of the sale, plus interest at the statutory judgment rate and 2013.) any unpaid portion of the sale price from the date of sale to the date of payment.

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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com mp plic ght pt cumbrances, easements and re- 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County, strictions of record, if any. Illinois will sell the property described below to satisfy said judg(h) The purchaser of the unit ment as follows: other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and court costs re- (a) The name and address of the quired by subsection (g-1) of Sec- person to contact for information tion 18.5 of the Illinois Condomini- regarding the real estate is Beau T. um Property Act, if applicable. Greiman, c/o Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC, 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B, Naperville, Illinois Dated: November 14, 2013 60564. The telephone number is Respectfully submitted, 630-369-9901. ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB By: Beau T. Greiman (b) The common address and One of Its Attorneys legal description of the real estate to be sold is as follows: LOT 187 OF UNIT FOUR OF Beau T. Greiman Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC FORDON PARK, A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST . OF SECTION 18, 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 8 Naperville, Illinois 60564 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL Tel: (630) 369-9901 MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF AUROFax: (630) 369-9886 RA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ARDC No.: 6225076 Permanent Tax Identification Number: 15-18-428-002. (Published in the Kane County Common address: 1940 Opal Chronicle, November 16, 23 & 30, Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506. 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CHANCERY DIVISION

y payable, special assessments, applicable rights of redemption, encumbrances, easements and restrictions of record, if any. (h) The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and court costs required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, if applicable. Dated: November 14, 2013 Respectfully submitted, ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB By: Beau T. Greiman One of Its Attorneys Beau T. Greiman Greiman, Rome & Griesmeyer, LLC 24115 W. 103rd Street, Suite B Naperville, Illinois 60564 Tel: (630) 369-9901 Fax: (630) 369-9886 ARDC No.: 6225076

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, November 16, 23 & 30, (c) The description of improve- 2013.) ments on the real estate: single family residence.

(d) The real estate may not be inspected prior to sale.

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE (e) The time and place of the SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, sale is as follows: December 26, CHANCERY DIVISION ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB an Illinois 2013 at 9:00 a.m., in Court Room Banking Corporation, JC 100 of the Kane County JudiPlaintiff, cial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. ALLIED FIRST BANK, SB an Illinois v. Banking Corporation, Charles, Illinois 60175. Plaintiff, INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP, LLC an Illinois limited liability com- (f) The terms of the sale are "as v. pany, BRIAN A. DONARSKI, an in- is" for cash, requiring that the suc- INNOVATIVE PROPERTY GROUP, dividual, AMANDA DONARSKI, an cessful bidder deposit ten percent of LLC an Illinois limited liability comindividual, FOX METRO WATER the bid at the time of sale and the pany, BRIAN A. DONARSKI, an inRECLAMATION DISTRICT, UN- balance with the sheriff or judge in dividual, AMANDA DONARSKI, an KNOWN OWNERS and NON- certified funds within twenty-four individual, CHERYL MABRY, an inRECORD CLAIMANTS, (24) hours of the sale, plus interest dividual, UNKNOWN OWNERS and Defendants. at the statutory judgment rate and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, any unpaid portion of the sale price Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 1640 from the date of sale to the date of Case No. 13 CH 1641 Property: 1940 Opal Drive payment. Property: 826 South Loucks Street Aurora, IL 60506 Aurora, IL 60505 NOTICE OF SALE (g) Title will be conveyed subject NOTICE OF SALE to all general real estate taxes PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given which are or shall become a lien that pursuant to a judgment of fore- upon the real estate, but if not yet PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given closure entered by the Court, in the due, that may become due and that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure entered by the Court, in the above cause on September 9,


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60 Cake with a kick 61 “That’s clear” 62 Venus de ___

63 Post production locale?

116 Food item often seasoned with cilantro

117 Like some patches 118 Sporty car roofs 119 High land

15 Living room?

18 Girl in tartan 24 Docs united

26 Keys with tunes 29 Turn out

31 Muscle ___

32 Extremely sharp

36 All the writings of a Persian faith?

69 Having little give

73 Savoir-faire 74 Glorify

75 Navigation hazards 78 Dish Network competitor 81 4x4, e.g.

82 Hawaiian wine lover? 84 Get behind 85 Vice ___

87 Big name in batteries

88 Substantial shoe spec

89 Figure with horns

91 Untrustworthy sorts 93 Odin’s home 95 Time off

96 “That’ll never happen!” 100 Scrape (out)

1 One side in a computer rivalry

2 Home of the Waianae Range

3 Start of some blended juice names 4 Gunfire, in slang 5 Not far from, in poetry 6 Putsch

7 Studio behind “Suspicion” and “Notorious” 8 “… ___ quit!”

9 Whiskered creature 10 International gas brand

11 Stan Lee’s role in many a Marvel film

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58 Got back to, in a way 60 Support

62 Toon with a polkadot hair bow

64 Goggled

65 New York’s ___ Island 66 Charlatan 67 100 cents

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40 “Happily ever after” with Han Solo?

72 Like cutting in line

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65 Kings and queens: Abbr.

70 Skiing maneuver at a bend in the course

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37 Fictional Billy

121 Swift composition

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120 6’9” or 72% freethrow avg.

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70 Many Eastern Europeans

82 Kind of exam or kit

71 “WWE Raw” airer 73 Up to, informally 76 “Almighty” item: Abbr. 77 Quiet 78 Was mortified, hyperbolically

80 Hole in the wall

83 “Is this the spot?”

86 Hot herbal beverage 90 Learned

92 Brown weasels 94 History and biography

97 Pressed charges against?

98 Actress Durance who played Lois Lane on “Smallville” 99 Fancy neckwear 101 “And ___ Was” (1985 Talking Heads single) 102 ___ bar 103 Singer Lambert 104 Cry made while wiping the hands

105 Some stopovers 106 Recess

107 Big Apple sch. 108 Ski-___ (snowmobiles) 109 Challenge for Hannibal 110 Quit lying

113 Sounds by a crib, perhaps

114 Indian tourist destination


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unningham Kane County Clerk IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF (Published in the Kane County JOSEPHINE WELZIEN 64 Ash, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Chronicle, November 23, 30 & Date and Place of Death: October December 7, 2013.) 13, 2013, Elgin, Illinois

(a) The name and address of the person to contact for information Case No. 13 P 640 regarding the real estate is Beau T. PUBLICATION NOTICE Greiman, c/o Greiman, Rome & INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Griesmeyer, LLC, 24115 W. 103rd TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, Street, Suite B, Naperville, Illinois UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 60564. The telephone number is 1. Notice is hereby given of the 630-369-9901. death of Josephine Welzien who died on October 13, 2013, Elgin, (b) The common address and Illinois. legal description of the real estate to 2. The Representative for the esNeed Help Rebuilding, be sold is as follows: tate is: Charles Welzien, Jr., 3 LivRepairing or Replanting? LOT 34 IN A.P. MOCHER'S ingston Ave., Carpentersville, IL SEVENTH ADDITION TO THE 60110. Check out the TOWNSHIP OF AURORA, IN THE 3. The Attorney for the estate is: At Your Service TOWNSHIP OF AURORA, KANE Raymond R. Geimer, 96 N Directory COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Kennedy Dr, Carpentersville, IL in the classified section for the Permanent Tax Identification 60110. help you need! Number: 15-26-480-006. 4. Claims against the estate may Common address: 826 South be filed on or before May 23, Loucks Street, Aurora, Illinois 2014. Claims against the estate 60505. may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Gene(c) The description of improve- va, IL 60134-112, with the Reprements on the real estate: single sentative or both. Any claim not family residence. filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the (d) The real estate may not be Clerk must be mailed or delivered inspected prior to sale. to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has (e) The time and place of the been filed. sale is as follows: December 26, 5. On November 14, 2013 an 2013 at 9:00 a.m., in Court Room Order Admitting the Will to Probate JC 100 of the Kane County Judi- was entered. cial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. 6. Within forty-two (42) days afCharles, Illinois 60175. ter the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, With our (f) The terms of the sale are "as you may file a petition with the is" for cash, requiring that the suc- Court to require proof of the validity cessful bidder deposit ten percent of of the Will by testimony or witnessthe bid at the time of sale and the es to the Will in open Court, or othbalance with the sheriff or judge in er evidence, as provided in Article certified funds within twenty-four VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). (24) hours of the sale, plus interest 7. Within six (6) months after you'll have great weather at the statutory judgment rate and the effective date of the original Or- for your sale, or we'll run any unpaid portion of the sale price der Admit-ting the Will to Probate, your ad again for FREE*. from the date of sale to the date of you may file a petition with the payment. Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII (g) Title will be conveyed subject 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS *within 4 weeks of original sale to all general real estate taxes 5/8-1). date. Ask your representative for details. which are or shall become a lien 8. The estate will be adminisupon the real estate, but if not yet tered without Court supervision undue, that may become due and less an interested party terminates payable, special assessments, ap- independent supervision adminisplicable rights of redemption, en- tration by filing a petition to termicumbrances, easements and re- nate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of strictions of record, if any. the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28- M O C H A C 4). (h) The purchaser of the unit A A R O N O other than a mortgagee shall pay /s/ Raymond R Geimer the assessments and court costs reAttorney C H A T E A U quired by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condomini- (Published in the Kane County S U N L A M P um Property Act, if applicable. Chronicle, November 23, 30 & DeE R A cember 7, 2013.) E L B A B Dated: November 14, 2013

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METHODIST

Bethany Lutheran Church

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia (corner of Lincoln and Wilson) (630) 879-3444 www.bethanybatavia.org 9:00am – Traditional Worship 10:00am – Coffee Hour 10:30am- Sunday School 10:45am – Contemporary Worship Nursery care is available throughout the Sunday morning. Monthly Last Friday Community Supper 5:00-7:00 pm Free to the Community

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD ❃

Sanctuary 1S430 Wenmoth Rd. (630) 879-0785 www.sanctuaryag.com Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Bible studies and children’s Bible clubs for all ages

BAPTIST ❃

First Baptist Church of Geneva “Reach. Connect. Equip. Serve” East Campus (EC) 2300 South Street, Geneva Sunday: Traditional – 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. Worship Café – 9:15 a.m. West Campus (WC) 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva Saturday Worship - 5:00 PM Sunday: Contemporary 9:15 & 10:45 AM (630) 232-7068 www.fbcg.com Hand in Hand Christian Preschool: 630-208-4903

CATHOLIC ❃

Holy Cross Catholic Church

2300 Main St., Batavia (630) 879-4750 Saturday Mass: 4:15 p.m. Sunday Masses: 6:30, 8:00, 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. Weekday Lenten Masses: 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Holy Day Masses: 7:00 p.m. Anticipatory, 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Confessions: Sat. After 8:30 a.m. Mass & 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Tues. 8:30 a.m. & Sat. 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic Healing Service & Chaplet, Tues. 6:00 p.m. Rosary for Life: 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Sun. to Sat. 1:00 p.m. Msgr Daniel Deutsch - Pastor

St. Patrick Catholic Church

(downtown) 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, IL 60174 Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon (Crane Road) 6N491 Crane Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175 Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.

St. Peter Catholic Church 1891 Kaneville Rd., Geneva (630) 232-0124 Weekday Masses Monday-Thursday 7AM & 8AM Friday during Summer 7AM & 8AM Friday during School Year 7AM & 8:45 AM Saturday 8AM Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30PM Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 5PM Holy Day & Holiday Masses Call the church for Mass times on these special days Confessions: Monday through Friday, 7:30 -7:55 AM Saturday, 8:30-10:00 AM & 3:15-4:15 PM

COVENANT ❃

Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool 1314 W. Main St., Batavia. (630) 879-3721 bataviacov.com Sunday Worship Hours: • 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service • 10:00 am Coffee (Fellowship Hall) • 10:35 am Traditional Worship Service Preschool: (630) 879-3795

1145 N. 5th Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 1 mile N. of Rt. 64 on Rt. 25, (630) 584-2199 www.bethlehemluth.org Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m./ 9:15 a.m./ 10:30 a.m. Adult Learning, Sundays: 9:15 am/10:30 am Worship on Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Uplift on Saturdays 6:30 pm Teen led Praise Gathering Bethelem Preschool Center: Full Day Child Care/Half dayPreschool 630-584-6027

Geneva Lutheran Church “Serving Christ in the Heart of the Community” 301 South Third St., Geneva (630) 232-0165 www.genevalutheran.org Communion Worship Schedule Saturday – 5:30pm in Chapel Sunday - 9:00am in Sanctuary 10am - CoffeeHouse - free treats/beverages 10:15 am - Education Hour for ages 3 yrs.-adult Parents’ Day Out Program ages 2-5yrs. - M-F, 9:30am12:30pm or 10am-1pm age 4yrs., 12:30-3pm Building is ADA compliant.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & Preschool (Missouri Synod) 101 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles (Just South of St. Charles Library) (630) 584-8638 The Rev. Timothy P. Silber, Sr. Pastor Worship Schedule: Saturday @ 5:30 p.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 11:00 a.m. Praise Worship Education Hour @ 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. All services elevator access St. Mark’s Nurturing Center Preschool for ages 2 – Pre K (630) 584-4850 www.stmarksstc.org

Fourth Ave. & Main St., St. Charles Join Us for Worship 9 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:45 a.m. Jazz Worship In the Sanctuary Nursery Care Available Senior Pastor: Rev. Ronni Sue Verboom 630-584-6680 www.bakermemorialchurch.org

PRESBYTERIAN ❃

Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (USA) A Welcoming Church 227 East Side Dr., Geneva (630) 232-7448 (1 blk. N. of Rt. 38.) (630) 232-7448 www.fvpres.com 8:30 a.m. Worship (informal) 10:00 a.m. Worship (traditional) 10:00 a.m. Church school Nursery Care Provided 8:30-11:00 a.m. Adult Breakfast Club 8:30 a.m. Confirmation (7-8th grd.) 4:00 p.m. Youth Group 7:00 p.m. The Growing Place Weekday Preschool We are a Stephen Ministry Church

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ❃

Congregational Church of Batavia

21 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) Batavia 630-879-1999 www.congregationalchurch.org Interim Pastor, Greg Skiba Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 am Nursery care available Sunday School 10:30 am for age 3-12th grade Wednesday 5 pm: LOGOS Children & Youth program, K-8 Sunday 5:30-8 pm: LOGOS Sr. High program with dinner Batavia Nursery School 630-879-9470 “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

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PRE-OWNED ANDERSON BMW

360 N. Rte. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

RAYMOND CHEVROLET

BUSS FORD

MOTOR WERKS INFINITI

ANDERSON MAZDA

KNAUZ NORTH

118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

Barrington & Dundee Rds. • Barrington, IL

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL

815/385-2000

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888/682-4485

847-235-3800

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www.knauznorth.com

888/682-4485

(866) 561-8676

www.andersoncars.com

www.raymondchevrolet.com

MOTOR WERKS BMW

Barrington & Dundee Rds. • Barrington, IL

800/935-5913 www.motorwerks.com

REICHERT CHEVROLET 2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

815/338-2780 www.reichertautos.com

KNAUZ BMW

www.bussford.com

SPRING HILL FORD 800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

888/600-8053 www.springhillford.com

407 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

847-604-5000

TOM PECK FORD

www.KnauzBMW.com

13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL

ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG BUICK Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

815/385-2100 www.garylangauto.com

REICHERT BUICK 2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

815/338-2780 www.reichertautos.com

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MOTOR WERKS CADILLAC 200 N. Cook St. • Barrington, IL

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ZIMMERMAN FORD 2525 E. Main Street

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FENZEL MOTOR SALES

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AL PIEMONTE CHEVROLET 770 Dundee Ave. (Rt. 25) • Dundee, IL 847/426-2000

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LIBERTYVILLE CHEVROLET 1001 S Milwaukee Ave • Libertyville IL

847/362-1400 www.libertyvillechevrolet.com

847/587-3300 www.raychevrolet.com

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ANTIOCH CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP 105 Rt. 173 • Antioch, IL

225 N. Randall Road, St. Charles

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800-628-6087

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

CRYSTAL LAKE JEEP

815/385-2100

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

www.garylangauto.com

888/800-6100

BULL VALLEY FORD/MERCURY

www.clcjd.com

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

800/407-0223

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY AUTO GROUP GARY LANG KIA

MOTOR WERKS HONDA Barrington & Dundee Rds. Barrington, IL

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

815/385-2000

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KNAUZ MINI 409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

847-604-5050 www.Knauz-mini.com

847-CLASSIC (252-7742)

515 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

847-CLASSIC (252-7742)

815/385-2100

LIBERTY KIA

www.garylangauto.com 1119 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL

www.oharehonda.com

www.libertyautoplaza.com

(630) 513-5353

CALL FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN CHICAGOLAND

CRYSTAL LAKE DODGE

847/816-6660 www.libertyvillemitsubishi.com

ANDERSON VOLKSWAGEN 360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

(224) 603-8611

888/682-4485

www.raymondkia.com

www.andersoncars.com

LIBERTY NISSAN 920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

KNAUZ HYUNDAI

847-680-8000

775 Rockland Road • Lake Bluff IL 60044 (Routes 41 & 176 in the Knauz Autopark)

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

847-234-2800

888/800-6100

www.knauzhyundai.com

www.clcjd.com

www.classicdealergroup.com

119 Route 173 • Antioch

105 Rt. 173 Antioch, IL

www.antiochfivestar.com

CLASSIC TOYOTA/SCION

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG MITSUBISHI

www.classicdealergroup.com

RAYMOND KIA

1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

www.paulytoyota.com

CLASSIC KIA 425 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan/Gurnee, IL

PAULY TOYOTA 815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

ANTIOCH CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

888/446-8743 847/587-3300

815/385-2100

LIBERTYVILLE MITSUBISHI

www.stcharlescdj.com

RAY SUZUKI 23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

www.raysuzuki.com

1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

800-628-6087

AUTO GROUP GARY LANG SUBARU

www.antiochfivestar.com

847-680-8000

O’HARE HYUNDAI River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

www.libertyautoplaza.com

GURNEE VOLKSWAGEN 6301 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

847-855-1500 www.Gurnee V W.com

Land Rover Lake Bluff LIBERTY VOLKSWAGEN

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

847-604-8100 www.knauzlandrover.com

MOTOR WERKS PORCHE Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

888-553-9036

800/935-5913

www.oharehyundai.com

www.motorwerks.com

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

847-680-8000 www.libertyautoplaza.com

CALL FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN CHICAGOLAND

815-459-4000

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

www.stcharlescdj.com

888-538-4492

5220 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

RAY CHEVROLET

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

www.arlingtonkia.com

MARTIN CHEVROLET

www.martin-chevy.com

www.Knauzcontinentalauto.com

847/202-3900

O’HARE HONDA

www.garylangauto.com

847-234-1700

(630) 513-5353

815/385-7220

www.motorwerks.com

815/385-2100

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

1400 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, IL

800-935-5913

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

Route 120 • McHenry, IL

ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

PAULY SCION

409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

ARLINGTON KIA IN PALATINE

SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE www.sunnysidecompany.com

KNAUZ CONTINENTAL AUTOS

www.bullvalleyford.com

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

www.motorwerks.com

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CHEVROLET

ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

www.antiochfivestar.com

888/800-6100

Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

847/669-6060

www.stcharlescdj.com

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

AUTO GROUP - GARY LANG CADILLAC

www.motorwerks.com

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY 1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

800/407-0223 www.bullvalleyford.com

ROSEN HYUNDAI 771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

866/469-0114 www.rosenrosenrosen.com

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

MOTOR WERKS SAAB

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

815/385-2000

800/935-5393 www.motorwerks.com

BARRINGTON VOLVO 300 N. Hough (Rt. 59) • Barrington, IL

847/381-9400


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SPECTACULAR CITY VIEWS! Enjoy spectacular views from this top (15th) floor totally updated unit with rare corner windows with downtown & lake views! Move-in condition: New carpet & paint, refinished hardwood floors, updated bath... Newer appliances & window a/c units... Kitchen with breakfast bar! Prime location: Steps from bus lines to Loop... Short walk to “L”, bike trails & lake! Pet friendly building (no size limits), bike room, roof top deck too!!

Lakeview

Short Sale Expert, CDPE Alex and Vicky Rullo

$179,900

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Stephanie Doherty

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Walking Dis to High School! $629,900 Burlington Schools! Exquisite home in Rivers Edge on 3/4 acre lot! Volume ceilings! Iron spindle staircase! 2 fireplaces! Cherry, granite & stainless kitchen! Turret sun room! 2 laundries! Heated garage! GE

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Impeccable Townhouse

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$525,000 St Charles Schools!

Considering building? Why when you can have this better than new! Front & back staircases! Brazilian cherry floors! Custom kitchen! 5 bed! 5 bath! All the extras! Too much to list ES

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$314,900 Amazing Potential

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$475,000 Finished Walkout!

Executive brick beauty in desirable Thornwood community! Volume ceilings! Hardwood floors! Dramatic 2 story family room! Stone fireplace! Community pool/ sportscore! IN

$254,900 St Charles Schools!

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$375,000 Backs to Open Space!

Enjoy expansive views! No neighbors behind! All new carpet! Gleaming hardwood floors! Dramatic vaulted family rm! Big granite island kitchen! Awesome back yard! Pella windows! S

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$249,900 Full Walkout!

Approx 1 acre tree lined lot! Interior freshly painted! Just refinished hardwood floors! Granite kitchen! Newer AC & well pump! Vaulted master! Huge 4th bed! Full basement.

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$439,900 Finished Eng. Basement!

Quality craftsmanship throughout this 3800 sf executive home situated on a peaceful country acre! First floor master! 1st floor guest suite w/bath! Inlaw? Awesome sun room! NE

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Ranch home on 2 plus acres zoned for horses but yet only a minute to the Randall corridor! Perfect open floor plan has huge rooms! Gigantic vaulted kitchen! Oversized great room w/stone fireplaceFull basement! 2 car heated garage!

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$215,000 Old & Charming!

Full front porch elevation adds appealing curb appeal to this Mill Creek row home! Spacious deck & covered patio for two outdoor living areas! Walk to town center! Close to Metra!

$359,900 Private Garden Retreat!

Brick front curb appeal in better than new condition! Stunning upgrades throughout ! 1st floor den! Sunroom! Decadent master quarters! J&J bath! 9’ ceiling bsmt. 3 car garage! RA RO AU

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$159,000 Private End Unit!

Walking distance to river, shopping & parks! Desirable Davis elementary school! Comfortable 3 season porch! Kitchen built ins! 2 car garage & shed! 1st time home buyer? Investor?

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$350,000

Wonderfully maintained & updated! Sophisticated decor! Hardwood floors! Newer maple granite kitchen! Big family room that opens to screen porch! All newer baths! Finished basement! 3 Car! GO ICA

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$144,500 Walk to School & Metra!

Immaculate townhome that shows like a model! Hardwood floors on 1st floor! 42” maple cabinet kitchen has stainless appliances! True 3 bedroom plus loft! 2nd floor laundry!

$109,900

Quiet tree lined street brings you to this updated newly painted bungalow! Walking distance to high school, metra & downtown! Original restored millwork! Shady back yard patio & deck! Awesome 3 season front porch!

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Luxury townhome walking distance to golf clubhouse that just breathes sophisticated! Hardwood on entire 1st floor! Custom millwork! Plantation shutters! 3 season porch! Wow!

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