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had a lovely morning a couple of weeks ago, chatting in an Elburn living room with Army veteran Bob Funderburke. Funderburke spoke about his time serving in Korea during the

Korean conflict and – at times – held back tears as he recalled all the men he served with and some of those who didn’t make it back. Funderburke spoke about how

he came home and married at age 21. My eye was immediately drawn to the wedding photo of him and his wife, Theresa, on the wall. He and Theresa moved to Elburn after she became

disabled, and he cared for her until she passed away a few years ago. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Bob.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Kiwanis to host holiday kickoff party Nov. 23 CAMPTON HILLS – Kiwanis of Campton Hills will host a holiday kickoff party from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd., Campton Hills. The event will feature children’s activities, face painting, rubber band bracelet making, mule-drawn wagon rides, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Light snacks and coffee will be served.

It will be free and open to the community. Attendees are asked to bring canned

food items for the Elburn Food Pantry. Email or visit www. for more information.

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Where did you grow up? Batavia Pets? A pit bull named Scarlett First job? Cashier at Marshalls As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A film critic. I watch a bunch of movies, but I’m not a critic. I work at Fuller’s Carwash. A book or movie you’d recommend? “The Lottery Rose” by Irene Hunt and “Se7en” Favorite charity? Goodwill Do you speak another language? I can count to 10 in three languages: English, Spanish and French. What game show would you be on? “The Price is Right” Favorite local restaurant? Egg Harbor in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I am the only Buffalo Bills fan in this area. And I was arm’s length from Jada Pinkett Smith – Will Smith’s wife – at a concert of her band, Wicket Wisdom.


WHAT: The St. Charles Public Library has planned a Book Club Idea Exchange. Readers services staff will share tips and resources for enhancing and leading book discussions. Advanced registration is not required. The event is free and open to the public. WHEN: 1 to 2 p.m. today WHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles INFO: Visit or call 630-584-0076.

Holiday decoration seminar set at garden center WHAT: A holiday decorating seminar is set at Wasco Nursery and Garden Center. Debbie Notaro, the owner of My Secret Garden, will demonstrate how to create masterpieces to adorn a home or business with a presentation of holiday container arranging and other decorating ideas. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 16

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Haute Holiday Forecast event. WHEN: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 WHERE: At the salon, 8 Richards St., Geneva COST: Tickets are $35, and all who attend will receive a $35 gift certificate for a future service. Wine and food will be provided. INFO: Visit events. To reserve a seat, call 630-880-0777.

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WHAT: The next Teen Gaming Night is set at Batavia Public Library. Teens are invited for an evening of video games, trading card games and board games. There will be free refreshments, and no registration is required. WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia INFO: Visit

WHAT: Betty Erickson of Senior Services will be at the The Salvation Army to review 2014 Medicare, open enrollment for Medicare Part D and to answer other questions. All are welcome. WHEN: 9 a.m. Nov. 21 WHERE: Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles INFO: Call Cathy Winters at 630377-2769, ext. 210.

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Chamber boasts successful 2013 By NICOLE WESKERNA GENEVA – The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce saw lots of positives in 2013, as new programs gained momentum and new businesses moved into the city, said Tom Hansen, president of the organization. During the St. Charles State of the Chamber annual breakfast held Thursday at Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva, leaders also gave members an idea of what they can expect to see next year. Before Hansen highlighted some of the newer programs that recently took off, he said the Chamber administered 45 ribbon-cutting events last year, and attendance at the annual golf outing was up about 15 percent, with 110 attendees. Also, 62 new members joined the Chamber this year. Hansen said the morning Java Jump event started last year has been a success, giving business owners another means of networking. Another new Chamber initiative helped put members of the board of directors face-toface with numerous business owners about two weeks ago, as they spent about half a day meeting with merchants around town. “It was a great way to meet people and find out what their needs are,” he said. “It was really well received, and we had a lot of fun doing that.” Kristine Kowalski, chairman of the board-elect, noted that new activity is stirring for the Charlestowne Mall and the First Street project. She said looking forward, Chamber leaders hope to hire a full-time business represen-

Scholarship banquet planned for Nov. 16 AURORA – The fifth annual Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance Scholarship Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road, Aurora. Tickets are $35 per person. The dinner will benefit the group’s scholarship fund for local students. The evening’s speakers will include Vincent Gaddis, professor at Benedictine University, and Bishop Charles Phillips, FVCMA president and pastor of New Covenant Full Gospel Church. For tickets, call 630-2361922.

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ABOVE: Stacey Ekstrom, president of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, welcomes members to the annual State of the Chamber breakfast held Thursday at Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva. LEFT: Colleen Noe with Integrative Family Healthcare is presented with the Rookie Member of the Year Award by Tom Hansen, chairman of the board of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Photo provided

tative who would help recruit new members and identify opportunities to help existing businesses grow. Dan Stellato with the St. Charles Chamber Council for Industry said the program awarded a student with an $1,250 scholarship, and Chamber members had a chance to see an electric car being built at St. Charles North High

School through its Project Lead the Way program. Devin O’Brien, chair of the relatively new Young Professionals Council, said that program has been gaining momentum, as well. He noted that the group will host an “ugly sweater party” at The Office in St. Charles from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

As the event wrapped up, Membership Chairman Scott Pruden announced the winners of the Rookie Member of the Year and Member of the Year awards. He named Colleen Noe, a doctor with Integrated Family Health Care, as Rookie Member of the Year, while Kowalski was named Member of the Year.

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Weather History On Nov. 8, 1972, a powerful storm hit the Northeast with heavy rain, flooding and high winds. In New York City, the fierce coastal gale, with winds gusting to 60 mph, drenched the city with a record 5.1 inches of rain.

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Memorial honors those who served in Vietnam

Know more As Vietnam War veteran John Milburn of Oswego on Thursday gazed at the more than 58,000 names engraved on The Moving Wall, he thought of his own fallen comrades. “I came here to pay my respects,” Milburn said. “They gave their lives.” The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be at West Aurora High School in Aurora through Monday, which is Veterans Day. The Moving Wall has been touring the country for almost 30 years. The Moving Wall is stationed at Plum Street and Commonwealth Avenue at the high school. Thursday was the first day of public viewing. Darlene Gillette of Aurora said Vietnam War veterans didn’t get the respect they deserved when they returned home from the war. She was visiting The Moving Wall with her husband, who served in the Vietnam War. “There really was no celebration for them when they came back,” Gillette said. Opening ceremonies for The Moving Wall are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday. As part of the ceremony, the names of 18 Au-

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For information about The Moving Wall exhibit, which is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial – or the Healing Field flag display – at West Aurora High School in Aurora, visit www. or rora-area soldiers killed in the Vietnam War will be read. Other activities include a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Moving Wall to recognize and honor Gold Star families who have lost loved ones in war. A full list of Moving Wall activities is available at www. vietnammovingwallaurora. org. The Moving Wall exhibit is in conjunction with the Healing Field display at West Aurora High School off of Plum Street. From Sunday through Wednesday, there will be 2,013 flags on display as part of the Healing Field, which is dedicated to all military veterans. The Healing Field is sponsored by Old Second National Bank and the A+ Foundation for West Aurora.

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Schoolchildren and other visitors Thursday walked past The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is on display at West Aurora High School in Aurora. The Moving Wall will be open to the public through Monday, which is Veterans Day.



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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – An Aurora man must serve more than four years in prison for threatening to kill a Kane County judge, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. “Threatening a judge ex-

tends well beyond disrespect for the court,” State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in a written statement. “We take Christopher such threats to Garcia Jr. public officials seriously, and we will prose-

cute them appropriately.” Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles sentenced Christopher Garcia Jr., 25, on Thursday to four and a half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He got credit for serving 170 days in the Kane County Jail. Garcia was convicted in September of threatening a

public official, a Class 3 felony, when he was in Aurora Branch Court last May for a misdemeanor offense of resisting police. On May 7, Associate Judge Alice Tracy ordered Garcia in contempt of court after he became angry. Kane County Sheriff’s Office personnel told Garcia he

would be sentenced to 30 days in jail for being in contempt, prompting him to make threats of violence toward the judge. He also threatened to destroy government property. Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Mark D. Stajdohar and Megan Matuska prosecuted the case.


Water tower to sport new look By ERIC SCHELKOPF

The water tower hasn’t been painted in 18 to 19 years and is in need of a new paint job, he said. The village plans to go out to bid on the project in January or February, Young said, and the project could begin in April or late May, depending on the weather. The project is expected to take six weeks to complete, but residents should not see a drop in pressure while the water tower is out of service, Young said.

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Free concert set at Our Savior Lutheran Church

Bowling event to raise funds for HorsePower

AURORA – At 1 p.m. Dec. 8, the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance and director, Gina Detienne, will perform a concert of holiday songs and other classical favorites. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 West Downer Place, Aurora. Donations are accepted. The event will include holiday carols by the Youth Strings, and Vivaldi’s “Sinfonia in C” by the Academy Orchestra. In addition, a presentation of “Once upon a December” from the movie “Anastasia” will be performed by both orchestras.

MAPLE PARK – HorsePower Therapeutic Riding has scheduled a bowling fundraising event for Jan. 18 at HorsePower, which is at Fox Chase Farms, 46W276 Route 38, Maple Park. As part of that event, a 50/50 raffle will be sponsored by the Elburn Police Department Chapter of the Illinois Council of Police. Tickets are available for purchase at Fox Chase Farms, at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill, 106 N. Main St., Elburn, and Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, 117 N. Main St., Elburn.

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NORTH AURORA – By spring, the village’s east side water tower likely will lose its big blue stripe, as officials make plans to repaint the tower. Village trustees at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting chose a new design for the 500,000-gallon water tower. The new design will feature two thin blue stripes that will replace the red

stripes that currently border the big blue stripe. In addition, the new design will feature “Village of” in cursive letters. “It gives it a cleaner look,” North Aurora water operations superintendent Paul Young said. “We can give it a new look without a lot of expense. The darker color tends to scuff and fade.” The project, which will involve painting the water tower inside and out, is estimated to cost $240,000, Young said.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Community sing-along planned Dec. 8 in Aurora AURORA – The Fox Valley Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Academy Orchestra and guest soloists will join forces with the community to sing-along in a “Do-It-Yourself” Messiah and other holiday music at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place, Aurora. Admission to the concert is free, but it is a benefit concert for Lifespring Ministries, and donations are being solicited. Those planning to sing-along can bring, or borrow or buy the choral part of Messiah at the door ($10 a book or refundable deposit). After the concert, there will be a reception with refreshments in Our Savior’s Parish House.

– Kane County Chronicle

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Mothers Club to host craft fair; changes moniker By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – After 70 years of being known as the Mothers Club of Geneva, members of the well-known group of philanthropists voted to change their name to the Geneva Women’s Club. The group raises money through various fundraisers, especially this year, with its 39th annual Arts and Crafts Show, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. The entry fee is $4. It will represent the last craft fair hosted under the club’s current name, said president Nikki Spitzer, 44, because as of Jan. 1, it officially becomes the Geneva Women’s Club. “We have made a big decision,” Spitzer said. “We voted on changing the name in September.” The impetus was the membership numbers going down from a high of 80 a few years ago, to the current 30. Spitzer said the name change reflects that the group is not for mothers only, but for any woman interested in “friends, family and philanthropy.” “We decided we needed a marketing plan and a different approach to doing things

If you go n Group: Mothers Club of Geneva n What: 39th annual Arts and

Crafts Fair n When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday n Where: Geneva High School, 417 McKinley Ave., Geneva n Why: Fundraiser for local charities, scholarships n Cost: $4 entry fee n More info: Event will include more than 80 crafters, lunch, a bake sale and raffle baskets and gaining new members,” Spitzer said. “The name didn’t explain what we are. Women were thinking they had to be mothers, or sit around and knit and do play groups. We are a big philanthropic group. … The new name, Geneva Women’s Club, is open to more people and more inviting.” But some things don’t change, and the annual craft fair still will continue under the new moniker, she said. Saturday’s event will include more than 80 crafters, raffle gift baskets, lunch and a bake sale with scratch-made pies. The bake sale will include Ball jars of little apple pies and brownies, she said, as well as regular-sized fruit pies. Its goal also will not change – to raise money for local charities and scholarships.

AURORA – Today, Presence Health Fox Valley ministries will honor veterans at the first “Stars & Stripes Gala.” The event will be from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Piper’s Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora, featuring Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch as the guest speaker. Other guests will include Joe and Helen Rippinger and John Carr, veterans of Aurora. The event will begin with a VIP reception for honorees and sponsors at 5:30 p.m. For information or to buy tickets, visit starsgala.

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GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, announced he is accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C., and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to May. Academic credit may be available, and schedules can be flexible for those with

AURORA – Rosary High School will present the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” in November at the McEnroe Auditorium, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Pre-show events are planned for Friday and Saturday. Hamburgers, hot

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dogs, chips and root beer floats will be served in the Rosary Diner beginning at 6 p.m. Friday for $10. Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres will be available Saturday in the school library for $30. Both are fundraisers sponsored by the Rosary Fine Arts Boosters. Visit www.rosaryhs. com/musical for tickets or buy them at the school office. Call 630-896-0831 for information.

USPS invites small businesses to event ELGIN – The United States Postal Service invites small businesses to attend a “Grow Your Business Day” workshop that will help entrepreneurs and proprietors to promote their businesses using direct mail, without the cost of mailing lists or permits. The event will be at 1 p.m. today at the Elgin Main Post Office, 66 Grove Court, Elgin. Postal experts will show how to select a campaign message, target an audience and prepare Every Door Direct mailings. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register via email at

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8LOCAL BRIEFS 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. 6 at Fourth Presbyterian Church, North Michigan Avenue at East Delaware Place, Chicago; at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles; and at 3 p.m. Dec. 8, at Baker Memorial in St. Charles. The program 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

Commission accepting applications for grants ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles Youth Commission is accepting applications through Dec. 2 for its annual Challenge Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to youth-designed and youth-driven projects directed toward the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people in the community. Guidelines are outlined and

included in the application. Applications are available at most school locations; the St. Charles Municipal Center Building, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles; and on the city website, www. Questions should be directed to Nancy McFarland at 630-377-7059 or May Foster at 630-762-6908 or mfoster@

Turkey 4 Mile and Youth Mile Race planned Nov. 28 BATAVIA – The Fox River Trail Runners and Batavia Accelerators will host the 17th annual Fox and Turkey 4 Mile and Youth Mile Race on Nov. 28. Start times are 7:30 a.m. for the youth event and 8:15 a.m. for

the 4-mile run. Race headquarters is Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., Batavia. Register online at through Nov. 25. Race day registration is from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Cost for the 4-mile run is $30 through Nov. 25 and $35 on race day. Youth mile fees are $17 through Nov. 25 and $20 on race day. Discount will be given to Fox River Trail Runners members who register in advance. Longsleeved shirts are guaranteed for preregistered runners and will be available for race-day registrants until supplies last. Runners and spectators are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.

Turkey butchering set Nov. 23 at Primrose ST. CHARLES – An event, “Homemade Harvest: Turkey Butchering” is set from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. Participants can choose a live turkey from the farm and take it home to the table a few hours later. This hands-on experience teaches humane butchering techniques. Dress for the weather. It is for ages 15 and over. The fee is $150 for residents and $200 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required at

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DORIS ELIZABETH WHITE JUSTICE Born: Jan. 17, 1925; in Batavia Died: Nov. 7, 2013 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Doris Elizabeth White Justice, 88, of Lynchburg, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. She was the wife of the late Willie Jack Justice. Born in Batavia on Jan. 17, 1925, she was a daughter of the late John White Sr. and Mary Kettenhofen White. She was a member of Clearview Baptist Church in Rustburg, Va.; she loved quilting

and gardening, and was a retired nurse. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brett Pike and Jonathan Justice. She is survived by her children, John (Candice) Justice of Hickory, N.C., Susan (Barry) Engel of Bel Air, Md., Sam (Varina) Justice of Manassas, Va., Peggy Justice of Lynchburg, Va., Mark (Shelia) Justice of Meador, W.V., Don (Pat) Justice of Lynchburg, Va., Ron (Rachel) Justice of Lynchburg, Va., and Debbie Hargis of Nashville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her special companions, Tigger and Sissy. She also is survived by her brothers, Charles White, John White Jr.,

Paul White and Robert White. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Clearview Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Greene and the Rev. Mark Grooms, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today, Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Service, 427 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, Va. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family. Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www. For information, call 434-2392405. Please sign the guest book at

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Betty J. Bastian: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Burial will be private. Lyle G. Hicks: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Malone Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steven Srock officiating. Burial will be private. The visitation for Lyle will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. George F. Gebes: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Moss Family Funeral

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The Mass celebrating George’s life will be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Folzenlogen, SJ, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,

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Nov. 9, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia. Robert J. Nese: There will be a memorial/fundraiser held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at McNally’s Irish Pub in St. Charles. James “Jim” E. Petersen: Memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64), St. Charles. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

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The Geneva Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Bright Beginnings Children’s Day Out, 1S455 S. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva. Jean Gaines, president of the Geneva Chamber, and Judy Carroll, membership director of the chamber, held the ribbon while Director Kim Jacobsen cut it, surrounded by family, friends, staff and children in the program.

Santa to stop by Animal Control KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – Santa Claus will visit Kane County Animal Control to pose for pictures with residents’ pets. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 at 4060 Keslinger Road, Geneva. This is a free event for the

public, and is first come, first serve. Participants are asked to make a donation to the shelter in the form of food, toys, blankets, and other animal caring products to be used for shelter pets during the coming year. For information, call 630232-3555 or visit



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ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Bank & Trust is holding a Chicago Bulls ticket giveaway promotion through Nov. 24. Submit a photograph depicting your dedication to the team for a chance to win two tickets to the Dec. 5 game against the Miami Heat. Use of props – such as friends, relatives and pets – is allowed. Creative and original photos are encouraged. To enter, “like” the St. Charles Bank & Trust Facebook page and fill out the entry form to upload a photo by Nov. 15. Voting begins Nov. 16 and Nov. 24. The photo with the most

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Hatcher to co-host Medicare seminar YORKVILLE – State Rep. Kay Hatcher and the Illinois Department of Central Management Services will co-host an informational seminar regarding Medicare Advantage for state retirees at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at Beecher Center, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville. New Medicare Advantage plans go into effect Feb. 1. Contact Hatcher at 630-5533223 for more information.

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Geneva to save $77K on bond refunding By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – Aldermen this week approved the sale of $1.5 million in refunding bonds, a net savings of about $77,000 in interest on the life of the loan. Refunding or calling the current bonds involves issuing new debt to cover the principal and interest owed, officials said. Raphaliata McKenzie of Speer Financial said it was a negotiated bond sale of outstanding debt of the city’s Series 2003 Electric Revenue Bonds Electric System Alternate Revenue Source to Robert W. Baird Company of Naperville. The sale will extend the debt seven years but gives the

city savings on the debt, officials said. The original bond was for nearly $19 million, records show. “The old bonds had interest rates ranging from about 4.75 percent to 5 percent, and these were replaced with 2 percent or 3 percent bonds, with a true interest rate of 2.28 percent,” McKenzie said. “It was a situation where we needed to grab the savings now, or they would eventually go away.” Estimated fees for the refunding bond sale are $39,500, officials said. McKenzie said because the issue was so small, Speer Financial reduced the city’s costs as much as possible, such as not charging an $1,800 fee for printing the statement,

“The old bonds had interest rates ranging from about 4.75 percent to 5 percent, and these were replaced with 2 percent or 3 percent bonds, with a true interest rate of 2.28 percent.” Raphaliata McKenzie Speer Financial but sending it electronically. “We did in-house printed copies and sent those off to individuals who wanted printed copies,” McKenzie said. City Administrator Mary McKittrick reminded officials that this bond sale was approved in June and was anticipated to be completed in August. “That fell through because the rates were not good at that

8LOCAL BRIEF Auditions set for program AURORA – Auditions for the West Suburban Junior Catholic Band, a new music enrichment program for middle school students, are set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora.

Students should prepare a musical piece, scales and sight-reading. All students with a year of band experience are eligible. Students whose schools have a band program must participate in that program to be eligible. The West Suburban Junior Catholic Band

will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Marmion Academy and will have three performances throughout the year. Email Sara Gregory at for a registration form.

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time,” McKittrick said. “It was delayed until [Monday]. I want to remind everybody we have been working on this since June to save almost $80,000.” In June, aldermen approved $4 million in refunding bonds from 2003 and 2007 for an anticipated savings of

$200,000. The bond refunding this week involved only the loan from 2003 because the market did not yield as good a return, officials said. Second Ward Alderman Don Cummings said it was too bad the city lost out on additional savings, “but that is what happens when interest rates rise and the opportunity to refinance at a low level [is] gone.” Cummings owns Blue Haven Capital, an investment management company active in the bond market. “Interest rates are changing constantly,” Cummings said. “You just never know.”



BATAVIA – A community sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre at Wilson Street and Western Avenue in Batavia. It will be sponsored by Batavia STAGE. Nonsingers are welcome to sit in the audience. Donations will be accepted as admission. The suggested donation is $10. Proceeds benefit theater students at Batavia High School and Rotolo Middle School. Visit for more information.

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Christmas craft, home show set at Marmion AURORA – The 23rd annual Marmion Christmas Craft and Home Show is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora. Admission is $4 for those

Christmas on the Fox kicks off Nov. 23 ST. CHARLES – The Christmas on the Fox Art and Craft Show is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 at the Kane County Fairgrounds Prairie Events Center, 525 Randall Road, St. Charles. Admission is $3. The event has free parking and is handicapped accessible. A catered lunch will be available. Visit www.artoftheheartlandinc. com for information.

Renz center raffles Hawks tickets ELGIN – Renz Addiction Counseling Center is raffling two tickets to the Dec. 3 Blackhawks home game against the Dallas Stars. The tickets are for club level seats, section 211. Residents are invited to purchase one raffle ticket for $10 or five for $45. To enter the raffle, mail your name, address, phone number and check made payable to Renz Center to Deb Howe, 1 American Way, Administration – 2nd Floor, Elgin, IL 60120. Raffle tickets can be charged through credit card by calling 847-7423545, ext. 236. The drawing will be Nov. 25. For information, visit www.

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Batavia • Two stainless steel bottle molds valued at $360,000 were reported taken Wednesday, Oct. 30, from Amcor Storage warehouse, 121 N. Raddant Road. • Adam C. Bennel, 22, of the 1100 block of Hanover Drive, Batavia, was charged Sunday, Nov. 3, with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane use and operating an uninsured vehicle. • Helen E. Rodas-Garcia, 29, of the 1100 block of West Wilson Street, Batavia, was charged Sunday, Nov. 3, with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane use. Eric M. Calvillo, 41, of the same address, also was charged with two counts of resisting or obstructing a police officer. • Austin E. Bellm, 25, of the 700 block of Thorsen Lane, Batavia, was charged Thursday, Oct. 31, with delivery and possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to police reports, Bellm was in the drive-thru at the McDonald’s restaurant, 125 W. Wilson St., drinking beer at the time of the incident. He also was yelling at employees and dumping beer out the window, reports stated. He was on parole at the time of his arrest, and was taken to the Kane County Jail,

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• Mark R. Lindsay, 28, of the 1300 block of Halladay Drive, Batavia, was charged Monday, Nov. 4, with driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent and improper lane use. • Ryan E. Obrien, 29, of the 300 block of North Garfield Street, Lombard, was charged Thursday, Oct. 31, with driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent. • Julie A. Lawson, 36, of the 600 block of Oakwood Drive, Geneva, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 29, with two counts of domestic battery. • William J. Taber, 42, whom police said was homeless, was charged with criminal trespass to state land Monday, Oct. 28. According to police reports, Taber came to the Geneva Police Department, 20 Police Plaza, at 6:25 a.m. yelling and banging on the window, alarming and disturbing records clerks. Taber had been given a no trespassing letter Aug. 22 and was told not to come to city owned properties or back to the police department unless it

St. Charles • An unlocked 2012 Freightliner semi-tractor was reported stolen Monday, Nov. 4, from Ryder Transportation, 550 Industrial Drive, St. Charles. • Tatiana M. Wells, 30, of the 100 block of South 17th Street, St. Charles, was arrested Monday, Nov. 4, on a St. Charles warrant for a charge of obstructing identification and on a Kendall County warrant for a charge of shoplifting. • Bertha R. Marroquin, 20, of the 400 block of St. Charles Street, Elgin, was charged Monday, Nov. 4, with driving without a license and speeding. She also was arrested on a Kane County warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of retail theft. • David Eugene Greene, 45, of the 100 block of Conover Court, Yorkville, was charged Monday, Nov. 4, with retail theft for reportedly stealing 19 items valued at $172 from Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. • Rolando Cruz, 32, of the 1400 block of Indiana Street, St. Charles, was arrested Sunday, Nov. 3, on a Kane County warrant.

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AURORA – The Greek tragedy “Trojan Women” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Wednesday through Nov. 16 in Aurora University’s Perry Theater, 349 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora. Post-show discussions are set for Saturday, with the director and designers; and on Nov. 16 with the director and cast. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 630-844-4924 or email artsandideas@aurora. edu to learn more.

ages 12 and older. Parking is free, and a free shuttle service will be offered Saturday. No babysitting service will be available. Call 630-966-7665 or visit for more information.

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OPINIONS Dog ownership an awesome responsibility Late fall. Dusk. You walk down a familiar subdivision sidewalk with Trixie, your leashed puddle of fur, trotting from parkway to lawn; she’s happily doing her thing. Suddenly, from the shadows of a house, a ferocious, stentorian barking erupts. Startled, adrenaline cascading, you see a monster truck of a dog, let’s call him Bluto, accelerating toward you across mowed turf. Although scared and shaken at the threat, you think, “This is the Tri-Cities; we’re good,” believing an invisible fence, cops or God will stop the dog. In fact, none do. You stare, horrified, as Bluto bounds onto the sidewalk and fixes his fangs into Trixie’s neck like a rawhide chewy substitute. She cowers and shrieks. You pull her leash. Bluto hangs on. Exasperated, you try to wedge between the mismatched gladiators. Which is when Bluto turns his attention on you. His mouth goes after an ankle as if wrapped in a grilled and seasoned Lady Gaga meat sock. You instinctively reach down to bat him away, and he bites the offending hand. Just then, someone calls from the house, “Bluto! Good dog! C’mere, boy!” or some such nonsense. The dog, frustrated as a 2-year-old instructed that he can’t eat sand, relents. You walk home and check your wounds. Skin has been broken. You go back and ask if the dog’s had his shots. You call the police. They drive up and impound the dog for the mandatory 10 days. It’s the least they can do. This incident, as the movies say, is based on a real event. It happened to a neighbor of mine. He said the dog was not wearing his invisible fence collar, rendering the fence not only invisible but useless. I hate invisible fences, even when they work. On walks

RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger with our dog, Chewball, I’ll be listening to Jackson Browne beneath fall foliage, or over packed snow, when a leash-less, hairy Godzilla races toward us, roaring like we’d stolen his steak bone, nothing between us and knifelike ivory canines but hope. How do I know if a small electric shock will reign him in? If the owner does appear (next to never), he’ll coo something like, “Don’t worry, he doesn’t bite,” an assurance I take as lightly as a promise not to invade Poland. Owning a dog is like owning a gun – it’s legal, but it’s also an awesome responsibility. It can, literally, be deadly. Just ask the family of the South Side Chicago man killed last year by his own pit bull. Careful, it might be loaded. Most communities invite backyard wood or plastic fencing. If that’s not enough acreage for your precious Bluto, get off your butt and take the poor animal for a walk. Don’t let him goosestep your lawn while salaciously waiting to terrorize innocent locals out for a stroll or jog on what’s expected to be a quiet, safe sidewalk. Either that, or do us all a favor and downsize. Buy a cat.

• Rick Holinger lives in the Fox Valley where he’s taught high school since 1979. His poetry, fiction, essays, criticism and book reviews have appeared in many literary journals. He founded and facilitates the St. Charles Writers Group, and has a Ph.D. in creative writing from UIC. Contact him at

WRITING TO US The Kane County Chronicle welcomes original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers. We limit letters to 400 words. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity at the sole discretion of the editor. Letters can be emailed to, faxed to 630-444-1641 and mailed to Letters, Kane County Chronicle, 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 2, St. Charles IL 60174.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Kudos to Scholarship Fair helpers To the Editor: The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to thank the volunteers of the 2013 Scholarship Fair Committee (Carol Alfrey, Christy Seawall, Robbin Kaifesh and Sally McClellan) for a very successful and well attended event. More than 100 attendees were able to meet with representatives from over 25 organizations and schools; learn about available scholarships; and attend workshops to help successfully apply for financial aid. Thank you to Robbin Kaifesh, Dr. Lynn Burks and Crystal Brennan, all of DeVry University, for speaking on the topics of “Doing an

Editorial board Jim Ringness

Kathy Gresey Jay Schwab

Al Lagattolla Kate Schott

Internet Scholarship Search,” “Completing a Scholarship Application and Essay” and “How to complete a FAFSA.” The Chamber sincerely appreciates our generous and supportive sponsors: the Sugar Grove Fire Department Association (speaker sponsors); Waubonsee Community College and White and Ekker P.C. (table sponsor); Fifth Third Bank in Elburn and the event/chamber scholarship sponsors: Castle Bank, College Connections, Engineering Enterprises Inc., Financial Security Group Inc., Jewel and Learning Ascent. Shari Baum Executive director of the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Koehring the ‘enforcer’ on defense By JAY SCHWAB

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MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland football team’s offense has been elite for years. The Knights’ defense has caught up in recent seasons, and Gary Koehring has been right in the middle of that development. A three-year starter, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Koehring relishes his role as the unquestioned leader of the Knights’ defense at middle linebacker. “You get to be the leader of the defense, and you get to hit people, which is the best part of football,” Koehring said. “A lot of intimidation factor. I like being the enforcer.” The Knights will need all the swagger they can muster Saturday night as Kaneland (9-1) visits one of the state’s most highly regarded programs, Joliet Catholic (9-1), in an IHSA Class 5A second-round playoff matchup. Kaneland coach Tom Fedderly said Koehring has been at his best this season, buoyed by a fierce Knights defensive line that has enabled Koehring to play downhill football. “Last year he had over 100 tackles, and I think he’s at like 95 right now, and that’s with a couple games when he was hurt earlier, so he’s going to have back-to-back 100 tackle seasons, which is awesome,” Fedderly said. Fedderly pegged Koehring as a legitimate all-state candidate. He had the body-type to warrant being called up as a sophomore, and his wealth of varsity experience from the past three years is paying off handsomely. “He’s a really smart football player,” Fedderly said. “He’s been an academic all-

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Kaneland middle linebacker Gary Koehring (right) is closing in on his second straight 100-plus tackle season for the Knights. Kaneland visits Joliet Catholic on Saturday in Round 2 of the 5A state playoffs. state kid last year, he’s got over a 4.0 [grade-point average]. So he’s a real physical kid, he’s a quick kid, and he’s a smart kid.” Koehring’s presence was especially crucial for the Knights this year considering linebacker was one of the Knights’ least experienced positional groups. But a linebacking corps that also includes Ty Carlson (two interceptions last week against Hampshire), Cole Carlson, Dan Hammermeister and

Sam Bower has progressed nicely. The Knights’ linebackers have done their part for a Kaneland defense that has limited opponents to 20 or fewer points in nine of the Knights’ 10 games, including a Round 1 shutout over the Whip-Purs last Friday. “I’ve liked it a lot,” said Koehring, of Kaneville. “Since I’ve been on varsity, we’ve gotten better on defense each year. My sophomore

year we were a bit shaky, we were really young. Last year we really stepped up, had a lot of experience – we were pretty good on defense. “And then this year, everyone’s just really stepped up and kind of taken the defense as our own part of the team and made it something fun to be part of.” Saturday’s showdown in Joliet offers a prime opportunity for Koehring and Company to make a statement that would resonate across Illinois.

The Hilltoppers run a bruising, double-wing offense that few defenses are equipped to handle. Koehring intends to see to it that the Knights become an exception. “You definitely have to see the pulling guards, and you’ve got to get off blocks – that’s the main thing,” Koehring said. “They’re going to come after you, so you can’t stay blocked, otherwise you’re just going to make it easy for them to run.”

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Kaneland fans traveling to Joliet on Saturday night figure to have a pleasant viewing experience. Joliet Catholic plays in the 10,000-seat Joliet Memorial Stadium, a turf, park district venue that Joliet Catholic shares with several other programs, including the University of St. Francis football team. “It’s a great facility to watch a game so Kaneland fans should have no trouble getting in and out and finding good seats,” Joliet Catholic coach Dan Sharp said. REMEMBER WHEN …

Marmion is trying to buck a trend of oddyear, postseason heartbreak against Prairie Ridge, having been ousted from the playoffs by the Wolves in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Cadets coach Dan Thorpe acknowledged that, by this point, it’s personal with Prairie Ridge. “If you’re a competitor … we have an opportunity for a do-over, and that doesn’t happen too many times in life,” Thorpe said. “We talked about that to the kids, about playing for Marmion teams in the past. Especially the ’09 team, we were pretty good, and we went up there and didn’t play well.” SLEEPER GAME OF THE WEEK

Marmion at Prairie Ridge. While Marmion is a substantial seeding favorite, between the Cadets’ injury concerns at linebacker, the Wolves’ past postseason dominance over the Cadets and the fact that the game is being played in Crystal Lake, Saturday’s lone matinee among the area teams has the makings of a hotly contested game. COACHING SPOTLIGHT

Nobody’s accused Aurora Christian’s Don Beebe of being a cookie-cutter coach, and he proved it again last week at IC Catholic. Beebe held out dynamic defensive lineman Jonah Walker – on the mend from an injury – for the entire first half at IC Catholic Prep, only to insert him in the second half to give his team a major jolt. “If you watch the film … he took over the game,” said Beebe, who might reprise the tactic Saturday with a couple of other hobbled Eagles standouts. THINKING AHEAD

If the seeds hold the next couple of weeks, an area team will head to Rockford Boylan in both the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Class 6A playoffs. If fifth-seeded Marmion wins at 13th seeded Prairie Ridge and top-seeded Boylan wins at ninth-seeded Cary-Grove on Saturday, the Cadets would visit the Titans in the 6A quarterfinals next week in a rematch of the 2010, 6A state title game. Going a step further, if Boylan and Batavia are both still around for the state semifinals, the second-seeded Bulldogs would also pay the Titans a visit. – Jay Schwab,

7 p.m. Saturday at Joliet Memorial Stadium The buzz in the stands They meet, at last. As much success as Joliet Catholic and Kaneland have enjoyed in recent years – the Hilltoppers have won six state championships and finished second twice under coach Dan Sharp, while Kaneland has been an elite 5A program under coach Tom Fedderly, including consecutive state semifinal berths in 2010-11 – the teams have not met in recent vintage. Sharp – JCA’s coach since 1997 – said the last time he faced Kaneland came when he coached at Minooka and the Knights were led by Joe Thorgesen. Sharp said Kaneland nonetheless has been on Joliet Catholic’s radar. “We know of Kaneland’s reputation,” Sharp said. “Believe me, they’re as good as any football team we’ve played against the last couple years. Without a doubt, they could play I think with any level of competition in Illinois.”

Marquee matchup Both coaches zeroed in on line play as each other’s strengths. Sharp said Kaneland’s lines are as formidable as any the Hilltoppers have played this year. Joliet Catholic is accustomed to having its way up front to power the team’s double-wing rushing attack. “We think we match up, up front, pretty well,” Fedderly said. “ … We’re really excited to see what we can do against such a good program.”

X-factor On Week 5 of the season, a pair of key Joliet Catholic performers – senior quarterback Nick Morrison and senior offensive guard J.B. Butler, a Division I prospect – suffered ankle injuries.

Morrison returned in Joliet Catholic’s Round 1 blowout over Chicago Urban Prep on Saturday, but is splitting time with sophomore Cade Earl, who distinguished himself in Morrison’s absence. “I think, one, we’re keeping a close eye on the injury to [Morrison], and then our sophomore has played so well, we feel he would get a chance to maybe take a little pressure off [Morrison], and also get him continued game experience,” Sharp said. Meanwhile, Butler’s status for a potential return was unclear as of Thursday afternoon. The same applies for Kaneland senior receiver Brandon Bishop, who exited the Knights’ 35-0 win over Hampshire last week via ambulance, but is doing fine and attended school all week, Fedderly said.

Best-case scenario for the Knights The defensive formula Kaneland has refined playing Rochelle over the years translates to dealing with Joliet Catholic. The Hubs are the closest reference point, schematically, for what Kaneland will see against JCA, although the Knights recognize the Hilltoppers’ prowess up front and the presence of dynamic lead back Mike Ivlow make JCA a beastly matchup. “It’s going to be, I think, a different thing, seeing that scheme with as big of a line as they have, and as accomplished as they are running,” Fedderly said. “I mean, Rochelle does a great job so we have some familiarity with it, but it’s just something that I can’t wait to see how our kids handle going there and playing this great team that they have.” The Knights’ defense has allowed more than 20 points only once, a Week 8 loss to Sycamore. Outside linebacker

Ty Carlson should be plenty confident coming off his two-interception outing against Hampshire. “Ty has had an unbelievable season,” Fedderly said. “We thought he’d be good there because he’s a good athlete, he’s another really smart kid, and he’s 6-2, 190 on the outside there. It makes it hard to throw over a kid that’s that lanky.”

Best-case scenario for the Hilltoppers JCA forces Kaneland into turnovers and penalties, which proved a lethal combination in the Knights’ loss to Sycamore. Kaneland quarterback Drew David is an accomplished, dynamic leader, but the Hilltoppers have the personnel defensively – led by safeties Brandon Bolek and Jackson Shanklin, middle linebacker Mike Gruben and defensive end Xavier Hernandez – to put David and Co. into high-pressure spots, especially if the Knights can’t establish balance with their running game. Joliet Catholic is battle-hardened, already having beaten eight teams with winning records. The Hilltoppers’ lone loss was 22-21 on Oct. 4 against St. Patrick, the team that eliminated Geneva from the 7A playoffs last week. Jay Schwab’s prediction: Joliet Catholic 27, Kaneland 24. Kaneland is rugged, well-coached and skilled enough to take the field expecting to beat anybody, so this game is not out of the Knights’ reach. But Joliet Catholic has home field, as much pedigree as any program in the state and a back in Ivlow that likely is the biggest individual difference-maker in a game stacked with quality players. – Jay Schwab,

PREP FOOTBALL ROUND 2 PREVIEW CAPSULES Class 6A second round: (2) Batavia (9-1) at (10) Rolling Meadows (7-3), 6 p.m. Saturday Last week: Batavia beat DeKalb, 48-6; Rolling Meadows beat Grayslake North, 49-20. The skinny: Batavia placed a whopping 14 members on the Upstate Eight Conference River all-conference team that was released this week – including conference offensive player of the year

Anthony Scaccia and conference defensive player of the year Michael Moffatt. “And honestly, I’m still disappointed,” Batavia coach Dennis Piron said. “There are some kids on our team well deserving of being on that football team. … I just feel we have an awful lot of kids playing at a very high level.” Piron emphasized that individual accolades are peripheral for the team-oriented Bulldogs, many of whom have sacrificed

potentially huge statistical seasons because of the team’s unusual depth and balance. In Rolling Meadows, Piron said the Bulldogs must contend with a more high-powered passing game than anything the Bulldogs have seen to date. Quarterback Bobby Suchecki has come on strong for a Mustangs team that was tremendous offensively in pulling off a first-round, road win last week. See ROUND 2 PREVIEW, page 17


Class 6A second round: (5) Marmion (8-2) at (13) Prairie Ridge (6-4), 1 p.m. Saturday Last week: Prairie Ridge beat Lakes, 21-14; Marmion beat Fenton, 39-0. The skinny: Cadets coach Dan Thorpe has plenty of respect for Prairie Ridge’s program, with the Wolves having dealt the Cadets playoff losses in 2007, 2009 and 2011. “We’re not going to out-coach them, we’re not going to outscheme them or anything like that,” Thorpe said. “It’s going to really come down to our kids defending their power and

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“We feel very good about our ability to cover the pass, rush the passer and do those sorts of things,” Piron said. “It’s going to be very, very difficult to deal with an attack that does exactly what they do. We haven’t seen anything quite like that all year long.” The Mustangs finished in a three-way tie for first place in the Mid-Suburban East with Hersey and Elk Grove, both of which were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. The Mustangs were the conference’s highest scoring team, but their defense has been less impressive, although Rolling Meadows has made defensive strides since ugly early losses to Fremd (54-21) and Barrington (48-28). Bulldogs linebacker Anthony Thielk had 14 tackles – two for a loss – to go with a sack, a blocked punt and a forced fumble in the Bulldogs’ Round 1 rout against DeKalb. Extra point: Scaccia (1,262 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns) has been especially dazzling on turf this season, and he’ll have another shot at an artificial surface Saturday in Rolling Meadows. Piron was appreciative of Mooseheart allowing the Bulldogs to practice on turf this week. Playoff trivia: Rolling Meadows is 7-13 overall in the playoffs, and last won a postseason game in 2007 under former coach Doug Millsaps.


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then slash, option football, and us offensively moving the ball against their defense.” Much is made of the difficulty of preparing for the Wolves’ triple-option offense come playoff time, but Thorpe turned that premise around, noting Prairie Ridge doesn’t see Suburban Christian Conference Blue-caliber passing attacks during the season. “The same could be said, we should have the advantage throwing the ball. … We should be able to take advantage of their lack of seeing the spread throughout the season, and that’s one of the approaches I am taking,” Thorpe said. The Wolves have three guys who have rushed for more than 600 yards – quarterback Brett Covalt (735 yards), Zack Greenberg (668 yards) and Brent Anderson (617 yards). The Cadets’ health outlook for the game is “not good at all,” as Thorpe put it, with key contributors such as linebacker/running back Mike Montalbano (team-high 62 tackles), defensive lineman Joe Talbot, linebacker/receiver Enzo Olabi and running back/ defensive end Jordan Glasgow all banged up. Of that quartet, Thorpe said Glasgow – who sprained the opposite ankle in the regular-season finale from the one that dogged him early in the season – is most likely to play. Thorpe said junior running back Sean Campbell and junior linebackers Kyle Jordan and Rory Arnold could be forced into larger roles, with fullback/ linebacker Lucas Warren likely to play more two-way ball than usual. Extra point: Prairie Ridge’s triple-option offense commands plenty of attention but it was the Wolves’ defense that came up with a huge stand at the end of last week’s 21-14 upset – by seed, at least – over Lakes. “Over the years, our defense has often got overlooked,” Wolves coach Chris Schremp told the Northwest Herald. “We do tend in some games to score a lot of points, and people like those big offensive numbers. But they forget about the other end of it.”

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Geneva girls volleyball seizes first sectional By KEVIN DRULEY

IHSA Class 4A Geneva Sectional GENEVA – That old saying about those who don’t know history being doomed to repeat it no longer bedevils the Geneva girls volleyball program. Every Viking realized the school lacked a sectional title entering the season. Every Viking yelled, jumped and mugged for photos when Thursday’s 21-25, 25-22, 25-22 victory against St. Charles North changed that, securing the Class 4A Geneva Sectional championship for the hosts. Geneva (29-9) advanced to Saturday’s St. Charles East Supersectional against New Trier, where it hopes to again be in position to scream without any bad taste in players’ mouths. Close calls such as a three-game sectional final loss to Glenbard West in 2012 are history, too. “It’s so amazing. Last year, we were right there. Three games, and we lost in the end,” Vikings senior setter Courtney Caruso said. “This is just the most incredible feeling. I’m just so, so happy.” North (30-6) looked like it would be the celebrating side in the early going, building an 8-1 lead in the opening game. The Vikings committed four errors on the North Stars’ first seven points and looked shaky when they did deposit the ball over the net. North’s Sophia DuVall smacked a free ball to the ground for a 3-0 lead that sparked North’s student sec-

Tuesday’s semifinals (4) Geneva def. (1) Glenbard West, 2-0 (25-20, 25-21) (2) St. Charles North def. (3) St. Charles East, 2-0 (25-19, 25-22) Thursday’s final (4) Geneva def. (2) St. Charles North, 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-22)

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Geneva players hold up their IHSA Class 4A Sectional trophy Thursday after defeating St. Charles North at Geneva High School. tion into an even deeper frenzy. Eventually, the Vikings shifted the momentum by tuning out that group and the North Stars, who they had defeated in three games in September, handing North its lone Upstate Eight Conference River Division loss. “We just really have confidence in ourselves,” Caruso said. “We wanted to play aggressive but kept focus more

• ROUND 2 PREVIEW Continued from page 17 Playoff trivia: Last week marked the Cadets’ first playoff win since Marmion advanced to the 6A state championship game in 2010.

Class 3A second round: (15) Oregon (6-4) at (10) Aurora Christian (7-3), 6 p.m. Saturday Last week: Oregon beat Wilmington, 22-21; Aurora Christian beat IC Catholic Prep, 24-3. The skinny: Aurora Christian’s health outlook remains fluid, but a semblance

on our side of the court more than look at the other team and know what they were doing. Just really keep picking each other up. If we made one mistake, we had to get out of it right away and try to keep going.” Behind Northern Illi nois-bound senior outside hitter Taylor Krage (nine kills), the North Stars prevailed in a tight Game 1.

of normalcy was restored last week as the Eagles resembled their dominant selves in a first-round win at IC Catholic Prep. Most of the Eagles’ long list of injured starters returned, although senior Chase Tomney is likely out for the year, and two-way threats Noah Roberts and Jackson Carpenter reinjured themselves during the win. Eagles coach Don Beebe said those two might be in a similar role this week to last week’s plan for standout lineman Jonah Walker, who only played the second half, and made a major impact upon entering. Beebe said junior quarterback Austin Bray is back to 100 percent after returning last week

Game 2 was tied as late as 22-all before the two players with the least grasp of Geneva’s postseason struggles stepped up again. Freshmen Grace Loberg (14 kills) and Ally Barrett sandwiched kills around a North Stars net violation to close the game and tie the match. Barrett – who joined Hannah Lanasa with nine kills to help thwart North’s block – collected the

at less than full strength. Recalibrating timing with his receivers remains a work in progress after the quarterback missed three-plus games to close the regular season. “Passing is a different deal, and that was really the one area I thought we’ve got to improve on,” Beebe said. “And we will.” This will be the third time in four years Aurora Christian encounters the hard-nosed, Wing-T-running Oregon program in the playoffs, with the Eagles prevailing 38-0 in 2010 and 34-21 in 2011. This year’s Hawks were 3-4 before winning three straight, including last week’s Round 1 upset at Wilmington. Extra point: Upon further review,

first two kills of Game 3. Loberg delivered the final three before a North hitting error ended the match, sending the freshmen into the wild fray. “At the start of the season, they had a lot of catching up to do with the pace of the game, and you couldn’t ask them to do it much better than they’re doing,” Vikings coach KC Johnsen said. North coach Lindsey Hawkins said it would be difficult to close the book on a season that saw spirited play from veterans such as libero Alex Seavey and setter Sydney Wohlert, but added that the group’s legacy “is going to carry on forever.” “We were always proud of this team for being resilient and never dying, and we definitely weren’t going to let them roll over us in the third game,” Krage said. “We really were going to fight all the way to the end.” Caruso (29 assists), Kelsey Wicinski (28 digs) and Taylor Marmitt (seven blocks) also shined for Geneva. “Our team is beyond happy to be moving on,” Loberg said.

Aurora Christian do-it-all senior Brandon Walgren’s performance in the IC Catholic win was as brilliant as Beebe originally figured – maybe moreso. “He graded out the highest of any player in 10 years, so he did have arguably the best game ever [at Aurora Christian], defensively,” Beebe said. Playoff trivia: Veteran Oregon coach John Bothe has taken the Hawks to the playoffs in 11 of his 16 seasons, although the Hawks missed the postseason last year, finishing 2-7. – Jay Schwab

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By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO BURLINGTON – The Burlington Central girls volleyball team had all the momentum on its side Thursday against Marian Central in an IHSA Class 3A sectional final. The Rockets recovered after dropping the opening game with a win in Game 2, thanks in part to the Hurricanes’ 15 unforced errors, to force a decisive third game. Central quickly fell behind in Game 3, though, and couldn’t pull off a comeback in a 25-21, 18-25, 25-15 loss to Marian on its home court in the sectional final. “You’re down and you expend so much energy just to catch up that once they hit us in that third game, we didn’t respond,” Rockets coach Marv Leavitt said. “We tried, but it was hard. We had lost some of our mo-

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Burlington Central reacts Thursday after losing Game 1 of Thursday’s Class 3A Burlington Central Sectional final against Marian Central. Marian Central defeated Central, 2-1. mentum.” The Rockets (27-12) briefly led midway through Game 1, but the Hurricanes (23-16) recovered to put them away.

An impressive effort in Game 2 from senior middle blocker Makenna Jensen and senior outside hitter Jenna Schudel, both of whom fin-

ished with a team-best nine kills, kept the host Rockets’ season alive. Central opened the game with a 9-2 lead, though the

Hurricanes whittled it to 15-14, forcing a Rockets timeout. But the Rockets didn’t back down and closed the Game 2 win on a 10-4 run. “I feel like we realized, OK this isn’t just going to be given to us and we have to play, it’s not going to be easy,” Jensen said. “We had to pull through it.” However, Central struggled to keep pace with Marian in Game 3. The Hurricanes’ improved blocking limited the Rockets’ clean looks at the net, and too many errors, including a service error to seal the match win for Marian, doomed Central. “There is absolutely no quit in my team and they were going to fight until the last point,” Leavitt said. “We’re extremely proud of them.” Marian advances to Saturday’s Antioch Supersectional against Chicago Payton.

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City Sectional championship match. Molly Haggerty (10 kills), Mary Boken (seven kills) and Lisa Mordell (eight service points) paced St. Francis.

With the win, the Spartans (363) advance to Saturday’s 1 p.m. Joliet Catholic Supersectional against Suburban Christian Conference rival Chicago Christian.

At Hoffman Estates HS Today’s semifinals Wheaton Academy (22-3-1) vs. St. Ignatius (18-5-2), 11 a.m. Chicago Washington (13-1-8) vs. Rochester (21-5), 1 p.m. Third-place match, 11 a.m. Saturday Championship match, 1 p.m. Saturday season matches by at least two goals, although the Warriors barely hit that benchmark Tuesday. Wheaton Academy

clung to a 1-0 lead for almost the whole match before a last-minute goal from Ty Seager provided the 2-0 final margin. It was one of 26 goals on the season for Seager, twice as many as the next closest Warrior (Sam Hardy, 13). Seager attributed the Warriors’ success this season to their cohesiveness. “We really play together,” Seager said. “There’s something on the back of our shirts, ‘ST’ – we play for that, we play together. It means stronger together. Our team, we try to play for something greater. It’s great to get a plaque, but a plaque just

[reflects] how hard we work.” Wheaton Academy heads into the state tournament on an 11-match winning streak, with an Oct. 4 loss to Chicago Vocational, 3-2, marking the team’s last defeat. St. Ignatius (18-5-2), meanwhile, reached the state semifinals despite a 1-3-1 start to the season, with all three of its early losses coming in a tournament in Quincy. The defensive-minded Wolfpack have allowed one goal so far this postseason, and have only one player (Bryan Long, 12 goals) with a double-digit goal output.

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Guenther – who plans to study criminal justice – also had been considering Western Illinois, Morehead State and Judson University. – Kane County Chronicle

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The Wheaton Academy boys soccer team is headed to a new venue for this year’s IHSA Class 2A Boys Soccer state semifinals, and the Warriors are hoping for a different result, too. The Warriors advanced to last year’s state semifinals – which took place in south suburban Frankfort – losing to Peoria Notre Dame in a penalty-kick shootout. Fresh off a revenge victory against Notre Dame in a supersectional Tuesday, the Warriors are

on to a state semifinal today against St. Ignatius at Hoffman Estates High School. Wheaton Academy coach Jeff Brooke hopes the experience of last year’s state disappointment pays dividends this weekend. “We were ready to play, but it was also new, everything about it,” said Brooke, whose team ended up with a fourthplace finish in last year’s tournament. “We’ve got a lot of returning guys, seniors, who will go into [today’s match] a little hungrier.” Wheaton Academy (22-3-1) has won each of its five post-

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Descending on Detweiller

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Here’s a look at the Chronicle-area athletes who are part of the field at Saturday’s six state cross country meets at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Times for each race are in parentheses.

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Senior Chris Orlow and Batavia are running in Saturday’s Class 3A state boys cross country meet in Peoria as a team entry for the first time in program history.


Batavia XC relishes maiden state voyage By KEVIN DRULEY BATAVIA – Veteran coach Mike DiDomenico welcomed three runners to his first Batavia boys cross country team in 1980. The 2013 Bulldogs go more than 40 athletes strong, and on Saturday, five will collaborate on the program’s first team score at the Class 3A state meet in Peoria. Batavia grabbed the fifth and final qualifying spot at last week’s Waubonsie Valley Sectional, edging Marmion by 15 points while also defeating St. Charles East, a regional champion that topped the Bulldogs for the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title. The elation only escalated as the guys in the crimson and gold singlets realized the breaks would go their way. “We’ve gotten close many years before and we’ve had individual athletes, but knowing that we made it down as a team not only is a great feeling for us but a great feeling for Batavia and the rest of the school,” senior Mitch Zabka said. Runners feared they might be on the outside looking in once more at Waubonsie Valley. Zabka paced Batavia with

a 27th-place finish in 16:06, two seconds ahead of junior Ryan Wieties. The uneasiness mounted as Marmion’s top two runners scored 13 and 15 points, respectively, while East senior Max Rowland took ninth. Ultimately, the Bulldogs advanced on the strength of a 16-second split separating Zabka and No. 5 runner Patrick Redmond. In between, senior Mitch Voellinger – traditionally the team’s sixth or seventh man this fall – ran third for the team until classmate Jorden Berendt passed him down the stretch. “I definitely felt like I had to give it my all,” Voellinger said, “or else it was the end of our season.” Junior David Morrison, injured for most of the year with Achilles tendinitis, further boosted the effort as the seventh runner, just a few seconds behind senior Chris Orlow. DiDomenico – the venerable “Coach D” to hundreds of athletes he’s guided in both cross country and track – naturally used a “d” word to address the Bulldogs’ success. For perhaps the first time in a tenure that will end after this season, the program is known for its depth more than the strength of its individuals.

To this point, the Bulldogs’ top achievement in the sport arguably was senior Jesse Barnes’ narrow runner-up finish to future Olympian Jorge Torres of Wheeling at the AA meet in 1996. About a decade later, the launch of Rotolo Middle School’s feeder cross country program helped fuel what Batavia hopes is an ongoing turnaround. “That depth came from the fact that kids knew about cross country stepping in,” DiDomenico said. “Where in the past, I’ve had kids come out for cross country and they’ve said two things to me. One: ‘What is cross country?’ Two: ‘Do you supply the skis?’ “ On Thursday, before the Bulldogs ventured through the neighboring streets for a tuneup workout ahead of a team dinner, DiDomenico distributed something safer: T-shirts. The words “Batavia Cross Country Making History” appeared around a photo of the Bulldogs’ pack. Several athletes wondered why the shot was cropped below runners’ heads. “Coach D” delighted in his response. “I didn’t want any heads on it. I wanted the feet,” DiDomenico said. “Team, right?”

BOYS CLASS 3A (2 p.m.) Jorden Berendt, Batavia, Sr. Brady Bobbitt, Marmion, Jr. John Graft, Marmion, Sr. David Morrison, Batavia, Jr. Chris Orlow, Batavia, Sr. Patrick Redmond, Batavia, Jr. Max Rowland, St. Charles East, Sr. Mitch Voellinger, Batavia, Sr. Ryan Wieties, Batavia, Jr. Mitch Zabka, Batavia, Sr. CLASS 2A (Noon) Luis Acosta, Kaneland, Sr. Ryan Bower, Kaneland, Sr. Kyle Carter, Kaneland, Sr. Andrew Hallet, St. Francis, Sr. Chris Jones, Wheaton Academy, Jr. Jonah Jones, Wheaton Academy, Fr. Nathaniel Kucera, Kaneland, Sr. Brandon Lach, Wheaton Academy, Jr. Andrew Lesak, Kaneland, Jr. Javier Montelongo, Aurora Central Catholic, Sr. Clay Musial, Burlington Central, Jr. Brandon Park, Kaneland, Jr. Jimmy Ridge, Wheaton Academy, Fr. Jacob Robleski, Wheaton Academy, So. Mitchel Smith, Wheaton Academy, So. Sean Spaetzel, Kaneland, So. Noah Van Dyke, Wheaton Academy, Jr. Nick Vilimek, St. Francis, Sr. CLASS 1A (10 a.m.) Tanner Chada, Aurora Christian, Fr. Wal Khat, Mooseheart, Jr. Note: Batavia, Kaneland and Wheaton Academy are team entries. Each school’s seven sectional finishers are listed.

GIRLS CLASS 3A (1 p.m.) Kathryn Adelman, Geneva, Sr. McKenzie Altmayer, Geneva, So. Audrey Blankenship, St. Charles North, Sr. Allie Chen, St. Charles North, Fr. Emma Ehrhardt, Geneva, Fr. Ashley England, St. Charles North, Sr. Katie Francissen, St. Charles North, So. Sydney Geils, Geneva, Sr. Madison Kauffman, St. Charles North, Fr. Emma McSpadden, Geneva, So. Brooke Nusser, Geneva, Jr. Nina Olshever, St. Charles North, So. Miranda Rea, Batavia, Jr. Dakota Roman, Batavia, So. Torree Scull, St. Charles East, Jr. Gabrielle Thomson, Geneva, Fr. Kaylee Wessel, St. Charles North, Sr. CLASS 2A (11 a.m.) Brianna Bower, Kaneland, So. Erika Carlson, Kaneland, Sr. Victoria Clinton, Kaneland, Jr. Abi Hammer, Rosary, Sr. Emma Knudtson, Rosary, Sr. Aislinn Lodwig, Kaneland, Jr. Emi Martin, Rosary, Jr. Meghan McShea, St. Francis, Sr. Abby Michel, Rosary, Sr. Anna Piazza, Kaneland, Sr. Madison Ronzone, Rosary, So. Abby Shaw, Kaneland, Fr. Sydney Strang, Kaneland, Sr. Shea Vero, Rosary, So. Anna Ward, Rosary, Sr. CLASS 1A (9 a.m.) Amy Brouch, Aurora Central Catholic, Fr. Irene Crown, Aurora Central Catholic, Jr. Stephanie Hall, Aurora Central Catholic, So. Olivia James, Aurora Central Catholic, Jr. Karina Liz, Aurora Central Catholic, So. Katie Marter, Aurora Central Catholic, Sr. Emily Ziegler, Aurora Central Catholic, Jr. Note: St. Charles North, Geneva, Kaneland, Rosary and Aurora Central Catholic are team entries. Each school’s seven sectional finishers are listed.

8SPORTS SHORT Cubs hire former Kane County Cougars manager GENEVA – Former Kane County Cougars manager Rick Renteria was officially named the 53rd manager in the history of the Cubs on Thursday. Renteria managed the Cougars

in 1999 and went 78-59 while claiming Midwest League Manager of the Year honors, guiding a team that included seven players who advanced to the major leagues to the second round of the playoffs. – Kane County Chronicle


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Veterans Day, past and present Once again it is time to participate in Veterans Day. There are a number of ways to be involved in this observance. Some hear the 11 o’clock siren, which traditionally has symbolic reference to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the treaty to end World War I was signed. Those folks may simply pause and reflect on the sacrifices and service of those in the military. Others choose to attend public ceremonies. These days many schools stage a remembrance and have local veterans share stories, a recent modification of having the day off! In days long ago, the 11th was celebrated as opening day of the pheasant season and the date of the Geneva vs. St. Charles football game. Our family was interested in these traditions but always turned out for the parade to wave to Grandpa Jim Arteberry, who rode in the open convertible with the other Spanish-American War veterans. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month on a sunny day in Madison, Wis., in 1978, Phil and I were married and then set out to the Badgers vs. Spartans football game. The legend is that we had 80,000 people at our wedding reception and a very large band that played our favorite songs while marching in formation. Fittingly, the game ended in a tie. For details, ask Sharon and Carl Bergquist who were there. Through the next years, when Phil and comrades in American Legion Post 342 and VFW Post 5036 staged the downtown commemorative event, there was another opportunity to wave and catch the patriotic spirit. This year, joined by Amvets Post 503, the Post 5036 VFW and American Legion Post 342 will gather at the Freedom Walk just behind the Municipal Building in St. Charles at 10:40 a.m. to commemorate the service of all veterans – those who were in combat; those who kept the peace; those who supported the mission at home and abroad; and those who made the supreme sacrifice. All of these men and women left

JOAN KNOWS Joan Arteberry their homes, delayed education and careers and family life. A snapshot is of local veterans, such as John Wredling, now 99, and the scant few World War II survivors, such as Ray Marck and Warren Kammerer. (Note that former WAVE, Betty Butler, and Angelo DiLiberti, have recently each made a tandem parachute jump.) The World War I veteran I knew best was at Gartner’s Bakery at the corner of West Main and Second Street. The elder Mr. Gartner had a mini office that was open and high up – just across the bakery section. More than once he saw me and knew me as a frequent customer – often accompanied by Grandpa Steve Sharkin’s German Shepherd, who was accustomed to a vanilla ice cream cone dispensed by another Gartner. Proudly, Mr. Gartner would go to a certain desk drawer and take out a folded piece of paper. He slowly revealed his treasure – a “cootie” brought back from a trench somewhere in France. You will detect other veterans by their still visible or hidden disabilities; by the “can do” attitude in business and community service; or by that commanding presence of a John DePauw, Chuck Ingersoll or the ultimate marine, Dan Orland. Some, like Mister Z, adorn their vehicles and sweat shirts with familiar insignia. Most are simply our neighbors and friends. Lately it has become a frequent salute to first responders, servicemen and women and veterans to say “thank you for your service.” Keep that in mind.

• Joan Arteberry is a longtime resident of St. Charles. Her columns are featured in the Kane County Chronicle’s Neighbors section every other Friday. Write to her at

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More than 150 volunteers helped pack boxes at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Nov. 2 for the kick off of the food bank’s Holiday Meal Box campaign.

Volunteers help food bank kick off holiday season with 6,800 meal boxes KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – More than 150 volunteers from Alpha Baking, Frito Lay, The Jel Sert Company, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, PepsiCo and Sam’s Club, as well as individuals and families, gathered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Nov. 2 to assemble thousands of holiday meal boxes for families in need.

According to a news release, volunteers packed 6,800 Holiday Meal Boxes with stuffing and potato mixes; canned vegetables and fruits; gravy; pumpkin-pie mix; gelatin; cake mix and frosting; and coffee. The Holiday Meal Boxes will be paired with a frozen turkey and distributed through the food bank’s partner food pantries. According to the release,

this holiday season, the food bank hopes to distribute more than 30,000 meal boxes – each containing enough food to feed a family of eight. To support the programs, donations are needed. A $30 donation provides a meal box for a family. To donate, log onto www. or call 630-443-6910.

8NEIGHBORS BRIEF Tiger Lily Fitness & Dance studio raises money for local cancer center GENEVA – During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Tiger Lily Vertical Fitness & Dance in Geneva hosted a benefit for breast cancer for its birthday celebration. The benefit party, which took place Oct. 19 at the studio, was well attended, according to a news release. The event featured performances and a fundraising raffle. A donation at the door and raffle tickets helped the local business raise more

than $1,000 for the Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, according to the release. Tiger Lily donated all proceeds from the event to the Living Well Cancer Resource Center, states the release. Tiger Lilly will host a workshop for cancer survivors called “Sensual Flow and Expression” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Registration is required. To register, visit Tiger Lily studios is located at 1749 S. Randall Road, Suite G, in Geneva.

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8NEIGHBORS BRIEF Congressman Bill Foster discusses heroin epidemic Congressman Bill Foster had a roundtable discussion Nov. 6 with community leaders on heroin use. They discussed what can be done,

and what is being done to stop the epidemic. Participating organizations included Yellow Box Community Christian Church and its group “Community,” which is involved in spreading the

prevention message to youth in the congregation; the Robert Crown Center, which offers heroin prevention education; Naperville School District 203; the Gateway Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides drug reha-

bilitation services in the community; Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court; and the Chris Walk Against Substance Abuse, a group that supports and advocates for individuals suffering from addiction and their families.

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DIRECTLY ABOVE: Steve (left) and Jody Knack of Aurora carry a panel – which displays the name of Jody Knack’s brother, Gary L. Holian, an U.S. Army soldier killed in Vietnam on Aug. 12, 1971 – during installation of the Vietnam Moving Wall memorial Thursday at West Aurora High School in Aurora. TOP: Several veteran motorcycle riding groups escort the Vietnam Moving Wall to West Aurora High School.

Moving Wall visits Aurora KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE AURORA – The Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial arrived at West Aurora High School in Aurora on Thursday. The Moving Wall, a halfsize replica of the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has been touring the

country for almost 30 years. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas, in October 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the U.S. from April through November, spending about a week at each site. The wall is available for viewing at the school for 24 hours a day until a ceremony at dusk Monday, Nov. 11.

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Charles were married July 13 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in St. Charles. The reception took place at Riverside Receptions in Geneva. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. The wedding bouquet was made of calla lilies and white roses with greenery. The maid of honor was Adrienne Belasco of Durham, N.C. The bridesmaids were Jessi Scurte of Yorkville; Franci Johnson of Hudson, Ohio; and Megan Desalvo of Rolling Meadows. The flower girls were Caitlynn Patton of Stow, Ohio; and Courtney Patton of Stow, Ohio.

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Acura’s ILX sedan is powered by an inline four-cylinder engine mated to either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

Fuel economy highlights one of several Acura ILX virtues Economy and roominess help define Acura’s 2014 ILX. During a week of test driving, the 2,959-pound compact sedan averaged 32 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving. On a 300-mile stretch of interstate, the four-door, five-passenger, front-wheel-drive, entry-luxury car averaged 33.7 mpg. The drawback, if it is one, is that to achieve this maximum performance, premium gasoline is a necessity for the 13.2-gallon tank. The Environmental Pro-

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper tection Agency rates this car at 24 mpg in the city, 35 on the highway and 28 mpg combined. Factors contributing to mpg include weather, driving habits, weight of cargo and occupants, and road conditions. One person was aboard during the 33.7 mpg stretch of testing. Driving habits were conservative 80 pounds of luggage were aboard; and the

interstate was in excellent condition. Seating and cargo room always are critical in a compact (small) sedan. The ILX has 12.3 cubic feet of storage space in the lighted and carpeted trunk. The lid opening is narrow, so bulkier items will be difficult to fit inside, but the usual grocery bags, suitcases and smaller packages fit in nicely. A compact spare is stored under the floor. Front seat legroom is magnanimous and easily can accommodate taller drivers

and front-seat passengers. Officially, leg room measures 42.3 inches, which is two inches shy from that of a full-size sedan. In the rear, legroom is confining and officially measures 34 inches. This compares favorably with competitors in the compact segment of the sedan market. ILX prices range from $26,900 for a base sedan to $34,600 for a hybrid with the technology package. That package, which can be added to non-hybrid models, includes all that is in the premium package, as well as

a navigation system, voice commands and 10 speakers, instead of seven, for the sound system. Standard on all ILX models in 2014 are 17-inch wheels, leather trim and a heated power driver’s seat. In past years they were trim level upgrades. Other normal standard fare includes power express windows, power front seats, power and heated exterior mirrors and power door locks, Bluetooth, keyless entry, pushbutton ignition, USB and iPod integration.

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Acura ILX’s good road balance gives cabin quiet, comfortable feel • ACURA Continued from page 27 The three powertrains are 2-liter (150 horsepower), 2.4-liter (201 horsepower) and 1.5-liter (hybrid 111 horsepower with 17 kilowatt electric motor) all-aluminum engines mated to either a five-speed shiftable automatic, six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (hybrid only). The tested ILX had the 2-liter engine with the automatic transmission. Its price was increased from $26,900 to $29,200 as it came with the premium option package. That package has multiple goodies in it, and among them are xenon headlamps, fog lights in front, satellite SiriusXM radio, automatic dimming rearview mirror, seven instead of six sound system speakers, a 360-watt amplifier, radio data system, compact disc player, Pandora Internet radio interface, text messaging and rearview

camera. Other sound system components include Bluetooth, auxiliary jack connectivity and a USB port. This sound system is extremely sensible as it includes dials for sound and tuning. New luxury vehicles are tending toward touch controls on a display screen. Acura has a five-inch display screen for the ILX but lets owners control sound and climate settings with dials. Instead of a finger punching a screen and hoping for recognition, a forefinger and thumb turn a dial to and fro. The display screen is centered high on the dashboard, which means sight lines are good. Based on the Honda Civic, the Acura ILX has that car’s sensible interior layout. Acura is Honda’s luxury division. During the test week with two or three persons aboard, the ILX maintained a nice balance on the road. In sharp cornering there

was no uncomfortable sway or pitching. The independent suspension system relies on struts in front, multilinks in the rear and stabilizer bars. Brakes are discs, 11.8inch ventilated in front and 11.1-inch solid in the rear, contributing to a stopping distance of 120 feet from a speed of 60 miles per hour. The cabin offers a quiet, comfortable ride. Engine and road noise is minimal. Unofficially, the 2-liter test sedan accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in slightly less than eight seconds. It is not a torque demon, but the ILX engine responds immediately, evenly and quietly to sudden accelerations. Ground clearance is 6.2 inches, which is above the norm of 5.5 for sedans in this compact class. This bodes well for winter driving conditions. It is better to drive above light snowfalls rather than through them. The tested ILX, like the other trim levels, includes safety features, such as

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Make wise choices in the year ahead. Use your talents and skills to the fullest. You have much to gain if you are persistent. The things you learn through others will give you enough courage and confidence to follow your dreams. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You’ll have an idea for a cultural or philosophical change while traveling or dealing with people from different backgrounds. Share your thoughts with others, and the insight you get will alter your future. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – It’s a good time to make personal changes, but don’t try to get others to follow suit. Leave well enough alone when dealing with friends or family. Interfering in other people’s lives will backfire. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Put on a happy face, and you’ll charm even your most difficult opponent. Your knowledge and innovative approach to matters will capture attention in powerful quarters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Keep your goals in view. The less you discuss your plans, the easier it will be to avoid interference. Your perspective on things is sound, and you should trust it. A change in the way you feel about someone is likely. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’ll be tempted to use unusual tactics to get what you want, but you need to be sure of things before you do so. Your intuition will help you figure out what to do and who to trust. A financial dispute will be settled in your favor. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Listen carefully to what others are saying and observe the way people react to you. Don’t make abrupt changes that could cause an emotional situation to spin out of control. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Contribute to a group or organization that can help further your position. Networking and sharing information will lead to a collaborative relationship with someone special. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You should pursue your personal needs without forcing your will on others. Keeping the peace will allow you the freedom to reach your goals. Take care of a debt that may hamper your success. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Relationships will play a major role in the near future. Nurture the connections that you feel have the most to offer. It’s time to weed out those who hold you back. Romance is highlighted. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Keep a watchful eye on the people most likely to take advantage of you. Problems at home will require you to make a much-needed change. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Show everyone how much fun you can have. Participate in activities that will help you form closer bonds. Social plans that focus on exploring new interests should be put in motion. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Do what’s expected of you and keep moving. Making a fuss or letting your emotions affect your productivity will be your downfall. Adjust to whatever situation you face with good-natured grace.

‘Motel Life’ shows incredible bond between two brothers By STEPHANIE MERRY The Washington Post Alan and Gabe Polsky are brothers, which may explain why “The Motel Life,” their first foray into directing, is such an affecting piece of filmmaking. The movie, based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, delves into the relationship of another set of brothers as they throw up a united front against an assault of bad luck. Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff) and Frank (Emile Hirsch) haven’t had it easy. Their father left when they were young and their mom died when they were teenagers. Not long after, Jerry Lee lost a leg while trying to jump on a moving train. But at least the two have always had each other. In a flashback, we see the pair’s mom, as her health declines, telling her boys the authorities might try to split them up, and she orders them not to let that happen. All these years later, it’s clear there was never any danger of that. The two are inseparable and completely devoted to one another, even when Jerry Lee makes a string of horrible decisions. One night, he kills a boy while driving, but rather than call the cops, he drops the body off near a hospital then sets fire to his car. Much of the movie deals with whether the men should stay put in Reno or flee to another town. The idea of escape is also the theme of a subplot about Frank’s incredible storytelling abilities. Growing up, he would usher Jerry Lee and himself into another world where they had heroic escapades and romantic dalliances. Frank still tends to spin a good yarn, and when he does, the movie breaks into dazzling black-and-white animation by Mike Smith. Hirsch and Dorff do a tremendous job playing the alcoholic caretaker and the hapless ne’er-do-well, respectively. Dorff looks the part of the gaunt

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Stephen Dorff (left) and Emile Hirsch star in the film “The Motel Life.” and prematurely aged Jerry Lee, and he captures his character’s slow unraveling. Frank isn’t one to talk about his feelings, so when Hirsch is shown driving around aimlessly with an expressionless face and a single tear rolling down his cheek, the result is heartbreaking. Yet, for all its melancholy and grey, snowy landscape, “The Motel Life” never feels totally hopeless, thanks in large part to colorful ancillary characters (not to mention occasional trips into Frank’s mind). Dakota Fanning shows up in a bittersweet subplot as Frank’s former love interest, and Noah Harpster plays one of the brothers’ unhinged buddies with cautionary tales about a

recent trip to “the loony bin.” Meanwhile, Kris Kristoffersen has a memorable bit role as a father figure who offers sage, if crude, advice. These characters make the film feel more approachable, as does Jerry Lee and Frank’s relationship. Sure, they’ve experienced more bleak episodes than many people, but this isn’t just a tale of woe. It’s about the incredible bond of two siblings, who can’t help but want to make things right.

• “The Motel Life” received three out of four stars. The film is rated R and contains nudity, sexual situations, brief violent images and drug references. It runs 85 minutes.

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Bram Stoker (1847-1912), author; Bonnie Raitt (1949), musician; Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), novelist; Gordon Ramsay, (1966), chef; Parker Posey (1968), actress; Bucky Covington (1977), singer.

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Food-allergy sufferer raises awareness Jealousy is a big deal Dear Abby: I am a 25-year-old woman with a food allergy. Last year I was a guest at a Thanksgiving dinner where the host insisted I could eat the food “since there was just a little in there.” I understand that making separate food is difficult, but all I ask is that people let me know if a dish contains an ingredient that will make me sick. At best, an allergic reaction is uncomfortable. At worst, it can be life-threatening. Would you please print a message about allergy awareness before the holidays? – Not Picky, Really Allergic In Illinois Dear Really Allergic: I’m glad to raise awareness because every year there is at least one story in the media about some poor individual winding up in an emergency room or dying because of an allergic reaction. Exposure to even a TRACE of a substance that an individual is allergic to is dangerous because “just a little” CAN hurt you. The symptoms of a potentially fatal allergic reaction – which have appeared in this column

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips before – are a tingling sensation, itching or metallic taste in the mouth followed by hives, a sensation of warmth, asthma symptoms, swelling of the mouth and throat area, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, a drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Someone experiencing these symptoms should be treated at the nearest emergency room or hospital. This information was provided by Food Allergy Research and Education, an organization whose mission is to raise public awareness about food allergies, provide education and advance research. Check it out at www.foodallergy. org. Dear Abby: Last week I attended two events for my grandchildren. One was a school concert, the other a dance recital. Both times, during the performance

I saw electronic devices turned on throughout the audience. It seemed that parents were encouraging children to play video games, watch movies or surf the Internet instead of pay attention to the show. It drove me crazy. What are these parents teaching their children? Not only are they missing out on the experience, but they are also being taught terrible manners. I held my tongue, but it was a struggle. Am I wrong? – Holding My Tongue Dear Holding: No, you’re 100 percent right. Before many performances, the director or principal will request that electronic devices be turned off. That’s what should have been done at the concert and recital you attended. Parents who allow or encourage their children to behave this way aren’t doing their job, which is to teach them to be respectful of the performers and the effort that was put into the show. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Unchecked tooth decay leads to cavities Dear Doctor K: What is tooth decay? Is it the same as a cavity? Dear Reader: Tooth decay is not the same as a cavity – but tooth decay can lead to the formation of a cavity. Tooth decay (also known as dental caries) originates with plaque, the sticky, bacteria-laden film that collects on your teeth between brushings. In recent years, we’ve learned that many types of bacteria produce filmy substances that act like a protective foam. Millions of bacteria live together inside the foam bubble they collectively have made. It’s their house, and helps them keep out threatening things. Protected from destruction by the film, the bacteria in plaque produce acid that gradually destroys the surface of the teeth. When decay creates a hole in the enamel – the hard outside layer of your tooth – this is a cavity. Here’s a quick look at how tooth decay progresses to cavity formation. (I’ve put an illustration of this process on my website, 1. Cavity-causing bacteria accumulate on the teeth. 2. These bacteria produce acid that dissolves the enamel surface of the teeth in a process called demineralization.

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff Ordinarily, the body has time to remineralize, or replenish the enamel. But when enough bacteria accumulate, acid dissolves enamel faster than the body can rebuild it. Tiny pits mar the surface of the tooth. 3. First-stage decay, the earliest stage of decay, appears as a white or brown area on a tooth. This “white spot” is visible only to your dentist. 4. Unchecked, the acid eventually penetrates the enamel and a cavity forms. If decay is caught early enough – while it’s still an area of demineralization, or a “white spot” – the tooth may be able to repair itself. Your dentist may be able to stop the decay to give your body a chance to remineralize and repair the tooth: • Fluoride applied to the teeth in the form of a gel or varnish can boost remineralization. • Applying a gel or varnish containing a powerful antiseptic can reduce the level of cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth, slowing demineraliza-

tion. • Your dentist may apply a liquid plastic sealant to create a physical barrier against bacteria. Sealants can help even after there is evidence of decay. Once a cavity has formed, the emphasis shifts from prevention to restoration. The tooth cannot at this point repair itself; your dentist must correct the damage. Repair usually means cleaning out the area and filling the cavity. We live in a world full of microbes. Sometimes they ignore us, and sometimes they prey on us. We have 13 trillion cells in our body, and we have 10 times 13 trillion bacteria living inside and on us all the time. Some of them actually help us – such as gut bacteria that make vitamins that we need. Sometimes they lie waiting for our defenses to falter and then attack. It’s like that with tooth decay and cavities. It’s best for us to keep a step or two ahead of them, through brushing and flossing and regular checkups.

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

Dr. Wallace: I care a lot for a guy. He has many desirable qualities, but he also has one very undesirable trait. He is an insecure individual and is very jealous. If I even look at another guy, he gets upset. He goes berserk if I should talk to another guy. Whenever we meet, he wants to know everything I’ve done when he wasn’t with me. We have a lot of time invested in each other and have discussed the possibility of getting married some day. Is jealousy that big of a deal, or is it something that, if not made a big deal, will vanish in time? – Nameless, Sidney, Ohio. Dear Nameless: Jealousy is, indeed, a big deal. It would be very difficult for a marriage to succeed when one of the partners is uncontrollably jealous – to the point where he needs professional counseling to overcome it. His jealousy could be put in that category. If he doesn’t think that he has an emotional problem – or even if he admits to a problem, but dismisses it as minor and not requiring the aid of a counselor – dump him immediately. If he does agree to counseling, don’t even think about marrying him unless you are 100 percent positive that the professional counseling he receives will allow him to get his emotions under control. Believe me, the sort of jealousy this guy has exhibited won’t go away on its own. Indeed, it will only get worse. And if you’re mar-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace ried, you’re stuck with it. Your leverage to insist that he change will be lost. Dr. Wallace: I’ve been eating properly and working out every day and I’m in great physical shape. I’m 5-feet-6 and weigh 117 pounds. I plan on maintaining this weight for my entire senior year. I want to weigh 117 when I enter college in September 2014. I count calories and consume 2,100 calories daily. Every night, before going to bed, I eat an apple, which is included in my calorie count. My brother keeps telling me it’s a big mistake to eat just before going to bed because I’ll gain the weight of the item I eat. He says that the body can’t work off the calories while sleeping. Is this true? – Nameless, Little Rock, Ark. Dear Nameless: Congratulations for being in perfect physical condition! It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to reach that goal. Your brother is pulling your leg! It is better to eat earlier because the body can work it off, but in the case of an 80-calorie apple – eat it whenever you choose. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Friday, November 8, 2013


Yesterday, we saw that if the opener bids one of a suit, the next player makes a takeout double, and the responder bids a lower-ranking suit at the two-level, this shows a weak hand. So, what does it mean if the responder redoubles first, then bids a new suit on the second round? Right – logically, it must be forcing. The responder has promised at least 10 high-card points and the hunt is on for the right contract for the opening side. In today’s deal, after responder’s three-club rebid, South might continue with a three-diamond bid. Then North would presumably cue-bid three hearts to ask his partner to bid three no-trump with a heart stopper. Here, of course, South would be happy to oblige. And, as in the given sequence, South just plunges straight into our favorite contract when we have game values but no major-suit fit. (Note that five clubs fails, but five diamonds makes.) West leads the heart king. What should South do? Unless the heart suit is blocked, if declarer loses a trick before he has taken nine, he rates to concede at least that lost trick and four hearts. So, South should concentrate on getting seven diamond winners. After taking the first (or second) heart trick, South cashes the diamond ace. Then, when West discards, declarer must be careful to unblock dummy’s 10. Next, South leads a spade to the board, plays the diamond five to his nine, runs that suit, and cruises home with an overtrick. Always watch the spot-cards closely to see if a suit blockage is threatened.

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Arlo & Janis


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Soup to Nutz

Stone Soup

The Born Loser


Rose Is Rose

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pu highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 69 MAPLE AVENUE, SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 P.I.N. 14-21-180-043 F/K/A 14-21-180-027 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 NM # 11-05413 I569017

Batavia. 1BR, 2 nd floor. Newly remodeled. Furnished or unfurnished. Walk to downtown, community pool & bike path. No smok- BATAVIA - 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath ing, no pets. Avail 12/14. new hardwood flooring all appli$900/mo all incl. 331-588-1413 ances included large deck and shed near the river and downtown asking Elburn Farmette 2BR Lower $31,000. Call 630-862-6200 Den, 2 person spa tub, 2 bars. Deck, fenced yard, all util & refuse (Published in the Kane County incl, $1250/mo. 630-306-3163 Chronicle, October 25, November 1 & 8, 2013.) GENEVA, very small 1 bedroom on Anderson Blvd. $575/mo. No PUBLIC NOTICE smoking. No dogs. 2 car garage, $100/mo. 630-232-0303. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT GENOA OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE, 1& 2 BDRM APT, CLEAN, QUIET, STATE OF ILLINOIS REMODELED, COUNTRY SETTING CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN GENOA. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST $550-$650/ MONTH. APPLIANCES COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARINCLUDED. CALL 815-784-4606 GENT SECURITIES INC., ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFIGENOA Deluxe 2BR, clean, CATES, SERIES 2003-W8, Plaintiff(s), quiet, large apt. Full appliances, vs. balconies. 815-901-3346 MARC CHIESA , CAROL A. CHIESA, PUBLIC NOTICE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PEPPER VALLEY Defendant(s). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 11CH 2902 APARTMENTS SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH FORECLOSURE $1,060 - $1,070 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. pursuant to a Judgment heretofore OF: JOSEF FRANK A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, entered by the said Court in the Address: 12222 West Cherry Hill blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Lane, Huntley, IL 60142. Garages available, small pets OK. Kane County, Illinois, will on De- Date & Place of Death: February cember 5, 2013, at the hour of 22, 2012, Arlington Heights, IL 630-232-7226 SOUTH ELGIN 2 BEDROOM 9:00 AM, at the Kane County JudiGeneral No. 13 P 587 cial Center, 37W777 Route 38, A/C, W/D in unit, no pets. PUBLICATION NOTICE Court Room JC100, St. Charles, IL $850/mo + utilities. 60175, sell at public auction to the INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION 630-841-0590

TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS POINT OF BEGINNING IN THE TOWNSHIP OF SUGAR GROVE, 1. Notice is hereby given of the KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. death of Josef Frank who died on AND ALSO: February 22, 2012, a resident of THE WEST 6 FEET OF LOT 11 IN BLOCK 2 OF ASSESSOR'S SUBDIVIHuntley, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate SION OF PART OF SECTION 21, is: Shirley DeHuelbes, 170 W. Nor- TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL man, Des Plaines, IL 60016. 3. The name and address of the MERIDIAN, TOWN (NOW VILLAGE) attorney for the estate is: McBride OF SUGAR GROVE, KANE COUNTY, Law Offices, P.C., 121 S. Wilke ILLINOIS. Road, Suite 209, Arlington Heights, Common Address: 69 MAPLE AVENUE, SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 IL 60005. 4. Claims against the estate may P.I.N. 14-21-180-043 F/K/A be filed on or before May 8, 2014. 14-21-180-027 Claims against the estate may be Contact the Law Office of IRA T. filed with the Clerk of the Circuit NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60134-112, with the Representa- 60606, (312) 357-1125, for furtive or both. Any claim not filed ther information. within that period is barred. Copies The terms of the sale are: Ten of a claim filed with the Clerk must percent (10%) due by cash or cerbe mailed or delivered to the Repre- tified funds at the time of the sale sentative and to the attorney within and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is 10 days after it has been filed. 5. The estate will be administrated subject to real estate taxes, special without Court supervision unless an assessments or special taxes levied interested party terminates indepen- against said real estate and is ofdent supervision administration by fered for sale without any represenfiling a petition to terminate under tation as to quality or quantity of tiArticle XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate tle and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). is further subject to confirmation by (Published in the Kane County the Court. Chronicle, November 1, 8 & 15, The property is improved by a single family residence, together 2013.) with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants PUBLIC NOTICE thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT sale. OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL If this property is a condominium CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE, unit, the purchaser of the unit at the STATE OF ILLINOIS foreclosure sale, other than a mortDEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST gagee shall pay the assessments COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AR- and the legal fees required by The GENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET- Condominium Property Act, 765 BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI- ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If CATES, SERIES 2003-W8, this property is a condominium unit Plaintiff(s), which is part of a common interest vs. community, the purchaser of the MARC CHIESA , CAROL A. CHIESA, unit at the foreclosure sale other UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, than a mortgagee shall pay the asDefendant(s). sessments required by The Condo11CH 2902 minium Property Act, 765 ILCS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE 605/18.5(g-1). OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, FORECLOSURE LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on December 5, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 AM, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Court Room JC100, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said Judgment mentioned, situated in the County of Kane, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to wit: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION, THENCE NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER 5.62-1/2 CHAINS TO THE CENTER OF MAPLE STREET, THENCE WEST ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID STREET 3.50 CHAINS FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE WEST ALONG THE CENTER OF SAID STREET 1 CHAIN, THENCE NORTH 3.37-1/2 CHAINS, THENCE EAST 1 CHAIN, THENCE SOUTH 3.37-1/2 CHAINS TO THE

Friday, November 8, 2013 • Page 37 Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 NM # 11-05413 I569017

Attorney for the Estate (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, November 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)


(Published in the Kane County The County of Kane is seeking to Chronicle, October 25, November 1 retain the services of a qualified contractor for a firing range at & 8, 2013.) 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles, IL.


A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Monday, November 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175.

Sealed Bid responses will be accepted in the Kane County Purchasing Office at 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL, until 2 p.m., November 26, 2013. Where they will be publicly opened and read IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE aloud. OF: RONALD D. VICORY, SR. Address: 522 Wilder Street, Aurora, Christopher Rossman IL 60506 County Purchasing Director Date & Place of Death: September 19, 2013, Aurora, IL (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, November 8, 2013.) General No. 13 P 599 PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS The County of Kane is seeking to 1. Notice is hereby given of the retain the services of a qualified contractor for a 2,800 sq. ft. builddeath of Ronald D. Vicory, Sr. who died on September 19, 2013, a ing addition at 41W011 Burlington Rd., St. Charles, IL. resident of Aurora, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Michael Vicory, 386 Col- Sealed Bid responses will be accepted in the Kane County Purorado Ave., Aurora, IL 60506. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: chasing Office at 719 S. Batavia Charles H. Atwell, Atwell & Atwell Ave., Geneva, IL, until 9 a.m., DeLaw Offices, 70 S. Constitution cember 3, 2013. Where they will be publicly opened and read Drive, Suite 100, Aurora, IL aloud. 60506. 4. Claims against the estate may Christopher Rossman be filed on or before May 1, 2014. County Purchasing Director Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit (Published in the Kane County Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL Chronicle, November 8, 2013.) 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed Send your Classified within that period is barred. Copies Advertising 24/7 to: of a claim filed with the Clerk must Email: classified@ be mailed or delivered to the sentative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at: /s/ Charles H. Atwell IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS


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(Note: due to the fact that tax payments have been received by this office after the copy was forwarded to the newspaper, names of certain people who have paid their taxes will appear in this list. (STATE OF ILLINOIS) ( ) SS (COUNTY OF KANE) Public notice is hereby given that I David J. Rickert, County Treasurer and Ex-officio County Collector of Kane County, in the State of aforesaid, will apply to the Circuit Court, Governmental Division of Kane County on the 2nd day of December, A.D., 2013 At 9:30 a.m., before the presiding Judge in Courtroom 110, or such other Judge sitting in his place, at the Kane County Court House, 100 Third Street, Geneva, Illinois for Judgment against all mobile homes set forth and described in the following mobile home tax sequence number listing delinquent mobile home tax for the year A.D., 2013, together with all interest, penalties, and costs due severally thereon, for an order to sell said mobile home tax for the satisfaction thereof. Also that on Monday, the 9th day of December, A.D., 2013, all mobile home tax for the sale of which an order shall be made will be exposed to public sale at the Kane County Government Center in said County, in Geneva, Illinois for the amount of taxes, interest and costs due thereon. The cost of certified mailing and publication on each mobile home listed below will be ten dollars ($10.00), and ten dollars ($10.00), per mobile home if sold. In addition all due and unpaid general taxes will bear interest after the 1st day of May, A.D., 2013, at the rate of $25.00 per month or any portion thereof, not to exceed $100.00. Parts or fractions of a month are regarded as a full month. 窶「 If you have any questions, please call the Kane County Treasurer's Office @ (630-232-3565)

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窶「 PARA ESPAテ前L, FAVOR DE LLAMAR A LA OFICINA DEL TESORERO DEL CONDADO DE KANE AL: (630-232-3565) David J. Rickert County Treasurer & Ex-officio County Collector PARCEL NUMBER 01-006-80 02-016-40 04-100-10 05-000-30 05-003-2B 05-008-20 05-011-4B 07-000-80 08-001-10 08-001-40 20-111-60 20-111-70 23-006-60 23-007-80 27-115-40 29-111-70

TOTAL DUE $243.00 $273.30 $239.10 $277.50 $257.76 $258.00 $279.60 $258.00 $321.60 $267.00 $264.00 $378.72 $276.00 $335.04 $263.04 $276.00

OWNER NAME Noel Santellanes Sandra Williams Dave Pfeifer Jose Soto R. Klavon Nancy Jean Pool Juan Goodwin John English Amy Mitchell Kenneth Ritchie Emil Horak Harris Bank Judy Torrez David Parshall Peggy Kackley Andrew Balafas

ADDRESS 1147 Rural Street Lot 68 64 A Margarets Lane 1220 Hinkley Street Lot 1 800 Hill Avenue Lot 36B 800 Hill Avenue Lot 32B 800 Hill Avenue Lot 82 800 Hill Avenue Lot 114B 1340 S. Douglas Ave Lot 8 11 Oak Terrace Court 14 Oak Terrace Court 1116 Lakeview Rd Lot 180 1117 Lakeview Rd 66 Melbrook Road 78 Melbrooke Road 1154 Rainbow Road 1117 Richard Road

CITY Aurora Aurora Aurora Aurora Aurora Aurora Aurora Montgomery Batavia Batavia Elgin Elgin Elgin Elgin Elgin Elgin


ZIP 60505 60505 60505 60505 60505 60505 60505 60538 60510 60510 60123 60123 60123 60123 60123 60123

MODEL SQR MOBILE HOME PARK YEAR FT Breazeale Mobile Home Park 1960 520 Margarets Mobile Home Park 1979 924 Patterson Mobile Home Park 1970 468 Park View Estates 1980 980 Park View Estates 1993 896 Park View Estates 1969 720 Park View Estates 2001 840 Oak Grove Mobile Home Village1972 720 American Mobile Home Com. 2005 980 American Mobile Home Com. 1981 840 Willow Lake Estates 1966 1000 Willow Lake Estates 2006 1456 Willow Lake Estates 1971 960 Willow Lake Estates 2001 1456 Willow Lake Estates 1968 984 Willow Lake Estates 1971 960

VIN# 352YFK 4254 11144530 55183 15749 55101L-31020 3319 ----------6014175 R 77459 35589 33687 M55095H 402425851 52890A 5020753 30302624

I David J. Rickert, County Treasurer and Ex-officio County Collector of said County of Kane, in the State of aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing mobile home tax sequence numbers listing delinquent mobile homes upon which taxes remain due and unpaid for the year A.D., 2013, together with the owner's name, if known, the amount due, sequence number, street and common address, mobile home park, VIN, model year, square footage and year due, thereon for taxes and the year for which the same is due. I hereby give notice that application will be made to the Circuit Court, Governmental Division of Kane County, State of Illinois on this 2nd day of December A.D., 2013, at the Court House in Geneva, Illinois in said Court, for Judgment against the above described delinquent mobile homes in said County for taxes for the year A.D., 2013 together with interest and costs due and to become due severally thereon or as much of said taxes and costs as may then remain due and unpaid, for an order to sell said mobile homes for the satisfaction of said taxes and costs. And I do hereby also give notice that all mobile home tax in the above and foregoing list for which such order of Sale shall be made, will be exposed to public sale at the Kane County Government Center, Building "A", Room 200, in the City of Geneva, in said County, on Monday, the 9th day of December A.D., 2013, commencing at ten o'clock A.M. for the amount of said tax, interest, and costs as provided by law, unless prevented by previous payment. David J. Rickert County Treasurer & Ex-officio County Collector Dated at St. Charles, Illinois this 8th day of November, A.D., 2013 I hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing publication with the copy furnished by the Kane County Treasurer/Collector and find the same to agree herewith. /s/ Don T. Bricker Publisher Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of November, 2013 At St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois

/s/ Kimberly A. Pippin Notary Public


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