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Eyes and ears on the sky Birds sought in guided walk through LeRoy Oakes By ASHLEY SLOBODA

Christmas Bird Count ST. CHARLES – With binoculars and cameras hanging around their necks, a few dozen people on Saturday morning hiked around snow-covered LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, hoping to catch sight of some birds. South Elgin resident Ellen Andersen – along with her 10-year-old son, Erik, and her father, Stan Jensen – were among the winter birds program participants. Andersen, who enjoys trying to see unusual birds, said she has been getting into birding and even got a bird bath for Christmas. A list compiled by the Kane County Audubon Society suggested participants might glimpse such feathered creatures as the northern cardinal, European starling, American tree sparrow and, among others, the American goldfinch – species common in Kane County during winter. Before the group set out from the Creek Bend Nature

The National Audubon Society’s 113th Annual Christmas Bird Count this month yielded some exciting numbers, volunteers said, as counts in Kane, DuPage, McHenry and DeKalb counties documented the ups and downs of various species. See story, page 10.

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Naturalist Ben Katzen of the Kane County Forest Preserve District talks with participants of a winter bird program Saturday morning at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. Center, naturalist Ben Katzen said people tend to – incorrectly – believe that birds migrate in the winter because of the cold. But it’s their diet that usually dictates what they do during the winter, he said. For example, he said, birds that eat insects – flies, mosquitoes

– will go elsewhere for the winter while species with more varied diets, such as robins, can be seen during the colder months. With the trees bare, Katzen said, birds should be easier to spot, but he advised the hikers to also use their ears to locate the animals.


“I do hear a very familiar bird call,” he said, identifying a chickadee. Because of its small stature, Katzen said, some might wonder how the chickadee survives sub-zero temperatures. Birds can puff up their feathers, trapping body heat, to keep from freezing, he said. Other birds spotted included a robin and a downy woodpecker that was flitting in and out of a hole in a tree. “I was looking for the [redtailed] hawk today,” Andersen said. But, she added, “I’m glad we saw the woodpecker.” Visit for dates and times of future nature programs.

Snow won’t ruin Batavia’s New Year’s party By AL LAGATTOLLA BATAVIA – A snowy New Year’s Eve wouldn’t ruin Batavia’s mini-celebration set for tonight. In fact, Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said a little falling snow might even enhance the experience. Schielke said he recalled a fireworks celebration to celebrate a trip to the state tournament for the Batavia High School basketball team, in the 1990-91 season. “It was snowing, and it was a very pretty scene, with the fireworks going off in the snow,” Schielke said. A fireworks show will be part of the festivities when Batavia celebrates its 180th birthday at 9 p.m. today on

the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia, located at 100 N. Island Ave. Schielke said New Year’s Eve is the perfect day for a celebration, since there is a dispute about whether Batavia was settled in 1833 or 1834. Schielke said attendees should expect “a very short” ceremony. There will be a couple of songs performed by the Batavia Community Band, as well as a small fireworks show. “They shouldn’t be prepared to go down there and camp out,” Schielke said, adding that it will be ideal for people with small children. It could become a regular event. “For the moment, it’s a one-time deal,” Schielke

said. “We’re going to see how it goes.” Unless there is a significant snowstorm, Schielke said the fireworks event should go on. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which will be in effect from 4 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Wednesday. Snow is expected to develop late this afternoon or early this evening, and the advisory said 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to fall through Wednesday morning. Schielke said it’s not surprising that there could be snow on a winter day in Batavia, saying that “you always run into the risk of running into stuff like that.” But Schielke said the

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show likely will go on. “Even if it’s snowing, we’ll try to fire them, just because they are low-level fireworks,” said Schielke, adding that the show can’t be on a large scale because of the location near the city’s downtown area.

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Where did you grow up? St. Charles. I graduated from St. Charles North in 2013. Pets? A Bichon frise-poodle mix named P.J. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Me. I’m an actor. First job? Working at the American Girl store in Chicago As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A performer. I am going to school for musical theater. A movie you’d recommend? “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Favorite charity? Salvation Army Do you play an instrument? I sing. Favorite local restaurant? Mel’s Diner in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? Last year, I won the Best Actress in the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards.


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Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra plans recital WHAT: For the third time in its 38-year history, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra faculty and Chamber Music Institute coaches will take to the stage to perform together. WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Spartan Auditorium – Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin INFORMATION: The concert is free but tickets do need to be reserved in advance at http:// or by calling 847-622-0300. Donations to benefit the EYSO scholarship fund will be accepted at the concert.

Water Street Studios set for Core Project WHAT: Water Street Studios is pleased to welcome back Core Project, the dance-based interdisciplinary arts collective of Chicago, with an evening of roving performance entitled “Connect the Dots.” WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 11 WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia

INFORMATION: Tickets are $7 and can be purchased on Core Project’s website or at WSS. There is extremely limited space available, so advance purchase is recommended. Visit www.

Public Star Party at Peck Farm Park WHAT: The Fox Valley Astronomical Society will host a free Public Star Party. WHEN: 3 p.m. Jan. 11. The evening will begin with a short presentation in the Orientation Barn titled, “The Life and Times of Galileo.” Then participants will head outside to see the moon, Jupiter, Pleiades and the Orion Nebula through group members’ telescopes. Participants may bring their own telescopes. WHERE: Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva INFORMATION: Visit

Olympiaganza set at Batavia Fine Arts Centre WHAT: Batavia High School presents The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, a side-splitting spoof

of the Greek Myths, written by Don Zolidis and directed by Joshua Casburn. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 to 25 WHERE: The Black Box Theatre at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia INFORMATION: Tickets are available Jan. 8 online at and at the box office. Tickets prices are for general admission and are $12 online and $14 by phone and at the box office.

Elburn Lions Club’s Friday night bingo WHAT: The public is invited to bingo. Proceeds go towards Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. WHEN: Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday. Jump start bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular bingo games start at 7 p.m. WHERE: The Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St. in Elburn INFORMATION: Call 630-365-6315.

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Going green By BRENDA SCHORY ST. CHARLES – When the Kane County Forest Preserve District bought the property that is now the Creek Bend Nature Center within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, the district spent $2.5 million to remodel and add on to the 1930s house. A small group attended a program there Sunday on “The Nature Network: Make a Green Resolution.” Naturalist Ben Katzen said the district put in upgraded energy-efficient windows, motion detector lights and room-by-room climate control. All work together to keep the older building’s energy costs down. Katzen led the group through the older parts of the house that are available for rentals. He also took them on a tour of the upstairs where bedrooms were converted into offices, work and conference rooms and in the basement, where nature program supplies are stored. One of the things done to

the older building during the remodeling was to add a supplemental heating system to the existing boiler and radiators, Katzen said. “People have told me they love the heat from radiators versus forced air heating,” Katzen said. “But the problem is there’s a lot of hot and cold spots. This side of the house is designated for rentals and parties and things. You want to have a lot more control over the climate.” The supplemental climate pads allow for heating and cooling of each individual room, in addition to the radiator heat, he said. The district rents out various rooms for private parties such as for weddings, showers, graduations and banquets. The basement is the nature education headquarters, Katzen said, where a donated insect collection is kept, along with animal and wood artifacts and craft supplies. Because the district renovated the 80-year-old house, some aspects were more expensive than building new, he

Tour of ‘this old house’ provides remodeling ideas “I was interested in the green aspects of it and how it applies to what I’m going to do at home.” Susan Bell St. Charles

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Naturalist Ben Katzen (right) talks about environmental efficiency during a tour of Creek Bend Nature Center on Sunday. said. These include adding an elevator so it would be handicap-accessible, and putting in new water heaters, water filtration and sprinkler systems. “Because the house is on a well, there’s not enough water pressure to operate the sprinkler system, so this [sprinkler system] had to be installed,” Katzen said. “There’s a big tank [buried] in front of the nature center,

and this builds up the pressure so if there was a fire, it would be able to spray through the sprinklers.” Tom Priscal of Geneva said he came to learn more about the center. “I wanted to learn what they had to say not only about this house ... but hopefully ways we can make our lives more energy efficient and preserve the environ-

ment,” Priscal said. Tom Sherwin and Shelly Windett of North Aurora said they came because of their interest in the environment. Windett said she especially liked the light switches that were motion-detecting, automatically going on and off when people enter or exit a room. “I’m into the going green things and we are remodeling our basement,” Windett said. “We’d like to do it more environmentally friendly.” St. Charles resident Susan Bell said she has toured the house before. “I just really love it here,” Bell said. “I was interested in the green aspects of it and how it applies to what I’m going to do at home.”

Downtown St. Charles Partnership reflects on 2013 By ASHLEY SLOBODA ST. CHARLES – How does one measure a year? By new businesses, new programs, milestones, recognitions and awards – or at least that’s how the Downtown St. Charles Partnership captured 2013 in its year in review. Scott Piner, the partnership’s marketing and development manager, said the organization published the year in review as a way to help the community know of the great things that happened with the downtown businesses this year. “This was an exciting year in downtown St. Charles, with a host of great new businesses opening, expanding and

reaching milestone anniversaries,” Executive Director Lynne Schwartz said in a statement. “In addition, downtown was home to events and programs, both new and old, which engaged the community and brought people here to enjoy our beautiful downtown district.” In addition to producing such events as the St. Charles Fine Art Show, Holiday Homecoming and the St. Patrick’s Parade, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership added a summer program called STC Live. The program, which ran from June to September, coordinated performances by 23 entertainers – including magicians and musicians – at various downtown locations on

Wednesday and Friday evenings. The partnership plans to continue STC Live in 2014, Piner said. Also in 2013, nearly a dozen businesses opened downtown, including five on Main Street: Acosta’s Consignment, Forever Yogurt, One of a Kind Find, Sportiva Soccer and Water Street Studios PrintLab. On South Riverside Avenue, Prime Bistro opened in the former location of River Rockhouse. On the avenue’s north end, Greenleaf Yoga and Mediation moved in. Other new businesses included Puebla Modern Mexican on South First Street and, on South Second Street, Shooting Star Studios, which offers model boot camps and acting and audition workshops. Meanwhile, What-Not-

On the Web Visit for a full list of highlights from 2013 in downtown St. Charles. Shoppe, 106 E. Main St., celebrated 25 years in business; Jim Petterec of JP Jewelers, 151 S. First St., marked 20 years in business; The Jalapeno Grille, 602 Geneva Road, reached its 10-year anniversary; and Dick Pond Athletics, 303 N. Second St., commemorated 10 years in business in St. Charles. The Downtown St. Charles Partnership asked businesses to share some highlights from 2013. Responses included the following: • Dick Pond Athletics doubled in size with an addition

in April. • Doc Morgan Inc., 108 S. Second St., upgraded its exterior with landscaping and a new flag pole. • The Hauser Group, 100 Illinois St., remodeled its offices. President Mara Hauser also won the Cynthia Bland O’Toole New Venture Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Chicago Area Chapter. • Kimmer’s Ice Cream, 1 W. Illinois St., updated its packaging and branded its quarts and pints, which helped the business sell more units in its wholesale efforts. Piner said there’s a sense of optimism among businesses, and they are excited for 2014. “They’re hopeful for great things,” he said.

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Weather History A snowstorm in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1982, brought the monthly total of snow there to 18 inches, which is 14 inches more than the town usually gets in an entire winter.

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‘It’s nice to come in here every month and see something new’ By NATALIE WICKMAN

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Each month, Limestone Coffee and Tea Shop, 8 W. Wilson St., Batavia, showcases and sells work from different artists. Customers can view the work while they’re waiting for their orders. said Brett Olson, a Batavia resident and regular weekend customer at Limestone. Limestone’s art pieces are displayed a certain way, so customers can view them while waiting for their pur-

chases. “It takes out that lull when we have a line of people. The customers can relax and take the art in,” Mares said. With the current success of Limestone’s artwork, ex-

pansion into other art forms is in the works. “A couple people want to have poetry readings here, and I would love that. So we might be doing [that] after the new year,” Mares said.

Remembering those who died in 2013 By BRENDA SCHORY From a village president to an alderman to a trustee, from a retired judge to business owners, the Fox Valley area said goodbye to many key figures in 2013: • Robert Arbizzani, 67, of Geneva, longtime owner of Geneva’s Little Owl and Flagstone Pub in Geneva, of cancer. • Former Batavia Alderman Chuck Beckman , 84, the longest-serving alderman on the council, 30 years. • Luke Bulzak, 52, of North Aurora, after he stood on his roof and pointed a rifle at

Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies, who shot him. • Former Kane County Chronicle publisher Roger Coleman, 61, of an apparent heart attack, in Kentucky. • Anna Danielson, 20, of Batavia, from a car crash. • Geneva 5th Ward alderman Ralph Dantino , 56, and former Geneva District 304 school board member, of appendiceal cancer. • Mark DeToni, 54, owner of Mr. Marco’s Jewelers, in St. Charles, of injuries from a car crash. • Michael D. Fairbanks, 19, of St. Charles, anti-bullying activist, supported the gay-lesbi-

an community, active in theater, of an accidental overdose of heroin and cocaine. • George Gebes, 98, a founder of the Batavia VFW Overseas Post 1197. • Adella Granquist , 86, of Geneva, widow of Herb Granquist, who started the annual Granquist Music Competition more than 40 years ago. • South Elgin Village President Jim Hansen, 53, of lung cancer. • Max Herwig , 67, former North Aurora trustee, while in the hospital. • Raymond Allen Kaligian III, 28, a 2003 Geneva High School graduate, who died in his apart-

ment in Houston of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. • Clint Rodney Kroth, 29, of Marklund Mill Creek Campus in Blackberry Township, known as the Mayor of Marklund, of a severe blood infection. • Tommy Lencioni, 66, of Geneva, a member of the Little People of America. • John Nickels, 82, of Sugar Grove, and an Illinois Supreme Court justice from 1992 to 1998. • Gene Nottolini, 69, of Elgin, retired Kane County Circuit Court Judge and former chief judge of the 16th Circuit, of leukemia.

• John “Packy” Paschal, 80, former Chronicle publisher, of St. Charles. • Caitlyn Phillips, 13, of Elburn, of injuries after she hit a car while in-line skating. • Jim Shaffer, 78, of Aurora, longtime organist at the Arcada Theater, St. Charles. • Susan Tegeler, 41, of Blackberry Township, former Geneva Public Library trustee, helped run fundraisers for the library foundation, of a blood clot following surgery. • Charles “Chic” Williams, 67, former Geneva High School dean, specialist in drug prevention and intervention, after an illness.

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At Limestone Coffee and Tea Shop in Batavia, customers often experience a change in decorative scenery. Every month, Limestone showcases and sells artwork from different artists. Each showcase lasts one month before the shop rotates artists. December has featured photography by Dennis Walz, a Fox Valley resident, and paintings by Kevin Hoepper, a Batavia resident. The shop has been in business for almost six years and spent the past nine months in a new location at 8 W. Wilson St. in Batavia. Maureen “Mo” Mares, the shop’s owner, said her shop has been promoting artwork since it first opened “I was a high school art teacher, and I taught art for almost 20 years,” she said. “Because Batavia is kind of an art community with Water Street and all, [I thought Limestone] could get a handle on some of the local art.” Since then, Limestone’s artwork has found its footing

and is making a name for itself in the Batavia community. “Sometimes I don’t have to hunt for [artists]; they come and ask,” Mares said. “I have five or six names on my desk now, so we’re already ahead in the game.” Customers can purchase the showcased artwork and take it home right away, unless an artist says certain pieces can’t be sold or need to stay showcased until the end of their month at Limestone. Each artist reportedly sells a handful of pieces each month. “We have a contract with [each artist], and we ask for a $25 fee to utilize our space. Then we get a commission on whatever they pay, and we take 20 percent and they get the rest,” Mares said. The artwork seems to have been well-received by Limestone customers of all ages who relax, work and collaborate in the shop. “Some of the artists are local and some are from different countries, so it’s nice to come in here every month and see something new,”

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ELIZABETH A. RODEWALD Born: July 11, 1928 Died: Dec. 26, 2013 ST. CHARLES – Elizabeth A. Rodewald, age 85, of St. Charles, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Pine View Care Center in St. Charles. She was born July 11, 1928, in Hannibal, Mo., to John and Catherine (Schuckenbrock) Bueter. She is survived by her husband, Paul; two sons, Bill (Gail) Rodewald of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jeff (Nancy) Rodewald of Geneva; four grandchildren, Sarah (Todd) Gard, Emily (Joe) Reece, Matt (Lindy) Rodewald and Katherine (Dave) Edison. Also seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joanne Blosser of Goshen, Indiana. She was preceded in death by parents; and her nine siblings. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Elkhart, Ind. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes. com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, 630-232-7337 or like Yurs on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at

JOHN W. SNIDER Born: May 24, 1941 Died: Dec. 28, 2013 WARSAW, Ind. – John W. Snider, 72 of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in his residence.

On May 24, 1941, he was born in Kokomo, Ind., to Donald Mann and Marion (Williamson) Snider. He was united in marriage to Nancy Fribley on Jan. 23, 1966, in Anderson, Ind., where they were married by Nancy’s father, the Rev. Robert W. Fribley. John was raised in Kokomo, graduating from Kokomo High School in 1959. He graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, in 1966, and then received his master’s degree from Butler University, Indianapolis. He lived in Indianapolis from 1966 to 1984, then moved to Geneva, Ill., until June of 2012, when they moved to Warsaw, Ind. John worked at Western Electric, Indianapolis and Aurora, then he went to work at Bell Labs before working at Lucent Technologies, Warrenville, where he retired. All three companies are a part of AT&T. John was a member of United Methodist Church of Geneva, where he was a member of the choir and chairman of the Pipe Organ Committee. He also was a member of the Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and a charter member of Epworth Forest Choir School, where he met his wife, Nancy. John is survived by his wife, Nancy Fribley Snider of Warsaw, Ind.; his daughter, Beth (and spouse Dave) Lomperski of Pierceton, Ind.; his son, Jason D. (and spouse Rebecca) Snider of Wyoming, Mich.; five grandchildren, Trevor Lomperski and Susan, Kaylie, Lexi and Aubrey Snider; and three brothers, Tom (and spouse Kathy) Snider of St. Louis, Robert (and spouse Carole) Snider of Beaver, Pa., and James (and spouse Melissa Swan) Snider of Louisville, Ky. A memorial service will be held at a later date at United Methodist Church of Geneva, Geneva. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions are to be made to United Methodist Church of Geneva Music Fund, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, IL 60134, or to Kosciusko County Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196. To sign the guest book or to send condolences electronically, go to Please sign the guest book at

MILDRED M. STREIT Died: Dec. 28, 2013 ST. CHARLES – Mildred M. Streit, 94, of St. Charles, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was born to Julius and Amanda Drachenberg in Chicago. She was a homemaker for many years, raising her family in Chicago. She moved to the St. Charles area in 1980 and started to work for the Merra-Lee Shops in Geneva, where she worked for more than 20 years before her retirement in 2001. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She loved to sew, knit and crochet, and was the rock for the family. She is survived by her daughter, Lori (Sherman) Taylor; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly (Jon) Weislo, Jennifer Cook, Gary (Diane) Taylor, Michael Taylor, Benjamin Kaufman, Rachel (Kris) Clark, Elizabeth Kaufman, Amanda Kaufman, Tricia Kaufman and Alexandria Kaufman; nine great-grandchildren, Mallory and Dylan Cook, Becca (Jason) Reich, Amber (Joe) Gustafson, Douglas Taylor, J.J. Weislo, Kyle Clark, Nicholas Clark and Karah Clark; three great-great-grandchildren,

Eli Gustafson, Ava Gustafson and Aiden Reich; two sistersin-law, Avice Drachenberg and Peg Wilke; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren “Bud”; daughter Lynne M. Kaufman; grandson, Kevin L. Kaufman; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., (corner of Routes 64 and 25) St. Charles. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be private. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes. com. For information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060 or like Yurs on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Maria Ann Cabel: Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, with prayers from Moss Family Funeral Home before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 W. Main St., Batavia, to celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton. Melanie Hatch: A funeral to celebrate her life and faith will be at 11 a.m. at Westridge Community Church, 3300 Encounter Lane, Elgin, following a brief visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@ 31. The Rev. Darren Sloniger, founding pastor of the church, will officiate with private family interment to follow cremation at a later date.

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ROCKFORD – Ronald A. Honeyman, 76, of Rockford, died from surgical complications on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Rockford Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. He was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Cicero, the son of Claude C. and Alice (Pouzar) Honeyman. Ron joined the U.S. Army in 1954 and retired as a sergeant major. Ron was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient. On Feb. 19, 1972, he married his loving wife Donna C. Torn in St. Charles. After retiring from the Army, he began a successful career as an independent insurance broker and was working for Flanders Agency. Ron was a family man and enjoyed nothing more than having them together. Whether family vacations or a weekend fishing trip, he relished every moment they were together. He was one-of-akind, not just a husband, father, grandfather or agent, but also friend. Ron will be missed greatly by all that had the wonderful chance to meet him. The family thanks all of Ron’s clients who made each day special. He looked forward to each appointment as an honor, not just a job. He is survived by his adoring family: his wife Donna of Rockford; daughters, Donna M. (Carl Troje) Honeyman of Minn., and Tina (Bill) Wendler of Stillman Valley; son, Ron (Lisa) Honeyman of Kansas; grandchildren, David (Crysta), Sonny (fiancée Pilar), Brooke, Greg (Liz), Ramon, Zachery, Felicia and Alyson; great-grandchildren, Garion, Zoe and Sawyer; brothers, Dale (Nancy) of St. Charles and Gary of Batavia; sisters, Donna, Diane and Bonita Honeyman and Sharon (Pat) Davern, all of St. Charles; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew, in 1973; his siblings, Richard, Roger, Claudia and Char; and cousin, Joe Pouzar. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, Rockford. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. John Newman, 2900 E.

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People look for birds on Nelson Lake during a bird walk on New Year’s Day 2013 at Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia.

Good year for local birders Volunteers: National Audubon Society event yielded exciting numbers By BRENDA SCHORY Birds of a feather flock together, they say, and so it is with birders, as the hardcore watchers bundle up on snowy December days to count their feathered friends. The National Audubon Society’s 113th Annual Christmas Bird Count this month has yielded some exciting numbers, volunteers said, as counts in Kane, DuPage, McHenry and DeKalb counties documented the ups and downs of various species. Birds are counted across North America from Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. Volunteers count birds in designated 15-mile diameter circles every year. Results are tabulated and reported to the Illinois Audubon Society. The society then will report to the National Audubon Society, which partners with Bird Studies Canada, the North American Breeding Bird Survey and the Cornell Laboratory of Or-

nithology. Jon Duerr of St. Charles, a member of the Kane County Audubon Society, said 78 species were counted. “It was a record-breaking year for great blue herons, eastern bluebirds and eagles,” Duerr said. “It’s always exciting to see the eagles flying back and forth across the river. It’s one of the feel-good stories about how the eagle population ... [is] taking advantage of the clean waters of the Fox River now, and finding enough to eat here.” The McHenry County Audubon group counted 58 species, said Rob Gough of McHenry. “We counted 8,559 individuals, which was way down from our usual 11,000-plus because we had no open water,” Gough said. “We lacked a lot of the water fowl that we normally got. We did get eagles, and a Bonaparte’s gull and a lot of Lapland longspurs. But none of the winter finches, which we had kind of hoped to get with the winter

Know more about birds, birding: • Kane County Audubon – • McHenry County Audubon – • DuPage Birding Club – • KROW Birders – • Cornell Lab of Ornithology – • Illinois Audubon Society – • National Audubon Society –

weather.” Genoa resident Karen Lund, who belongs to the McHenry group, said numbers were down because it snowed all day. “Our team had one screech owl and a yellow-rumped warbler,” Lund said. In DuPage County, birders reported two new species, said Jeff Chapman of Woodridge, a member of the DuPage Birding Club. “The American pipit and a pileated woodpecker,” Chapman said. “The pipit was counted at Fermilab. They normally migrate to southern Illinois by

this time, so this was new.” The pileated woodpecker – made famous by the cartoon character Woody the Woodpecker – was counted in the Elsen’s Hill area of the West DuPage Woods in Winfield. “That is a bird that was not found in the Chicago area for years and years,” Chapman said of the large black woodpecker, known for the brilliant red crest on its head and the bold white stripes on its face and neck. “In the last 10 years, it’s started to move in,” Chapman said. “It kept getting closer to us, and we finally got them in

our area.” Other species with good showings were bald eagles, American robins and eastern bluebirds, Chapman said. “In 20 years, we had zero bluebirds, and this year we had 88,” Chapman said. “We never had one bald eagle until the last 10 years. We counted 25 of them, which broke our record of 20 in 2010.” They also counted 52 great blue herons, breaking its previous high count of 39 in 2006, Chapman said. The Fermilab count, which is half in Kane and DuPage counties, is shared by volunteers from Chapman’s group and the Kane group. To the uninitiated, counting birds might seem like an impossible task – but Duerr and Chapman said it is important work that will show local trends among bird populations for scientists to study. “It’s been done since 1900.

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n Who: Kane County Audubon n What: Annual New Year’s Bird

Walk n When: 8 a.m. Wednesday n Where: Nelson Lake/Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia, Nelson Lake Road one mile south on Main Street, one mile west of Randall Road n Cost: Free, open to the public n More info: Call leader Rhonda Nelson at 630-479-1384 n Who: DuPage Birding Club n What: Hummingbird expert

Nancy Carroll presents “Our Flying Jewels.” n When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 n Where: Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn n Why: To learn more about hummingbirds n Cost: Free does not belong here in the winter,” Andrews said. “We also counted a pileated woodpecker. That has never been recorded in the count here before. We have a new tiny population of pileated woodpeckers that have discovered DeKalb County.” The group has about 125 members who stay in touch on Facebook at groups/144242675643241/. “It’s an informal group, we have no meetings or gatherings – we just share information,” Andrews said. KROW stands for Kishwaukee Riparian Oaks Watershed, a name Andrews said he thought up while paddling down the Kishwaukee River one day. “It had to spell KROW,” he said.

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That’s 113 years,” Chapman said. “It provides reliable data on a yearly basis where you can start to notice trends. We can clearly see an increase in eastern blue birds and an increase of Cooper’s hawks. Cooper’s hawks were nonexistent in the 1980s, and now you can see 30 and 40 of them.” For Duerr, compiling information year after year provides very solid data about bird species and habitat. “The broad strokes are really quite striking,” Duerr said. “In Kane County, it’s 38 years of looking at something in the same area.” For example, the closing up of the area’s landfills over the last couple of decades has resulted in fewer gulls, Duerr said. “Ten thousand gulls frequented Settlers Hill landfill,” Duerr said. “That free food is no longer there.” Bird counts also documented the decline in the American crow population, still devastated by West Nile virus that hit in 2002. “The crow population in DuPage was especially hard hit by West Nile, and they have not recovered,” Chapman said. “Our high count of all time was 1,500 in 1998 …. Last year we saw 75. This year, we only saw 56 crows.” In DeKalb County, the KROW Birding Group did the count, said Mike Andrews of DeKalb. The circle includes Glidden Road, Kingston, Kirkland, Genoa, Sycamore and a corner of Malta. “The best bird of the day was a field sparrow – which

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People look for birds on Nelson Lake during a bird walk on New Year’s Day 2013 at Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia.

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Bar owners question late-night permit proposal By NICOLE WESKERNA ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles City Council is expected to vote early next month on a proposal that would require bars to close at midnight or pay extra to stay open as late as 2 a.m., and not all bar owners are on board with the move. The proposal stipulates that bars would close at midnight, but liquor licensees can apply for late-night permits to stay open until 1 or 2 a.m. Fee schedules vary depending on the type of liquor license a bar owner holds. According to the proposal, a licensee with a base license renewal fee of $1,200 that wishes to stay open until 1 a.m. would pay an additional $800 annually, which would total $2,000. A licensee with a base renewal fee of $1,200 wishing to stay open until 2 a.m. would be charged an additional $2,300, for a total of $3,500. Mark Hoffman, owner of Second Street Tavern, said the proposal seems like another tax. “They already charge a 2 percent tax on liquor sales, a sin tax. No other business in town pays a tax like that,” he said. “I support the business community in St. Charles, but it just seems to be more and

more difficult to feel positive about doing business in St. Charles the way we’re being treated.” Mayor Ray Rogina, the city’s liquor commissioner, said the idea behind the late-night permits is to curb over-serving alcohol, which – in turn – may help eliminate problems that come with over-serving, such as fights. He said late-night permits can be revoked if problems start to occur. “To me, I think any and all late-night problems are a result of over-serving somewhere, wherever that may be,” Rogina said. “I think we have to come to grips with that. I think the late-night permit is an opportunity to say to licensees, look, if you keep a clean record, you’ll keep your permit.” Alley 64 owner Jeremy Casiello called the late-night permit proposal “confusing” because the City Council seems to have a different idea of what over-serving is compared to what the state’s Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training, or BASSET, requires. “The definition is, if [patrons] stumble and you continue to serve them, that’s over-serving,” he said. “The city says we’re now harboring an intoxicated person. There’s definitely some confusion on

how they want us to handle different patrons.” Samantha Stone, owner of the Thirsty Fox, said she can understand the idea behind the late-night permits, as they could help make bars where there are repeated problems more responsible, but said many business owners are still feeling the pain from the recession. “I think it’s bad timing in the economy to raise the price of liquor licenses,” she said. Liquor licenses in St. Charles will be up for renewal on May 1, and that’s when liquor license holders can start applying for the late-night permits. Stone said she would apply for at least a 1 a.m. permit because the Thirsty Fox serves dinner until 10 p.m., and closing at midnight might force some of her customers out much earlier. “If I have to call last call at 11:30 while they’re still eating and maybe having a cocktail, then who’s going to come back here for dinner?” Stone asked. Hoffman said if the proposal passes, he would likely

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District is hosting a wedding expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. Anyone planning a wedding, quinceañera, anniversary party or any type of banquet occasion is invited to attend this free event. There will be vendors from the Fox Valley area, and participants can try a variety of free product samples. Many vendors feature locally sourced products or ingredients and environmentally friendly options for event planning. For information, visit www.stcna-

SOUTH ELGIN – A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar is set from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts, 959 N. La Fox St., South Elgin. Participants will learn advanced techniques from professor Benjamin Salas of the Carlson Gracie team. The cost is $25. The seminar is open to students from all schools and all experience levels. Mat space is limited. For information, call 847888-8866. Participants should register by Thursday.

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apply for a 2 a.m. permit because customers have become accustomed to the bar closing at that time. He said he didn’t think the late-night permit proposal would do much to stop fighting and over-serving issues. “I don’t think $900 is going to stop fighting,” he said. “Bar owners have taken this issue very seriously. My bar, particularly – we very, very, very seldom have an issue that requires police. ... It’s a money


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raiser, not a fight stopper.” Casiello said he’s heard at several City Council meetings that issues such as fighting and public urination have waned in recent years. He said he thinks the late-night permit proposal is putting a bandage on the issue, and he’d like city officials to spell out clearer expectations for bar owners. Rogina said if the measure passes at the Monday meeting, he hopes to invite liquor licensees to a meeting to explain the changes. He said it’s up to bar owners to decide if they want to stay open later, and he said he’s guessing most bar owners would be allowed to obtain permits in the beginning if the proposal passes. But they would be held accountable if there are problems down the line. “I make no bones about it that it’s time for licensees to address the issues,” he said. “Nobody has to close at midnight. It’s their decision. I think in just about all cases in the beginning, nobody’s going to be denied that.”

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Campton Hills • A round metal patio table valued at $58 was reported stolen Friday, Dec. 27, from Lupita’s Cocina between 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, and 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. Four other tables were undisturbed. Kane County Sheriff’s Office • A resident of the 5N200 block of Wilton Croft Road in St. Charles Township reported Monday, Dec. 23, that she got a $1,017 bill from DirecTV even though she doesn’t have an account with the company or a TV. Someone reportedly opened the account under her name in July 2010. • Jason Elders, 39, of the 43W600 block of Sunset Court, Lily Lake, was charged Sunday, Dec. 22, with two counts of battery. • Brian N. Pope, 36, of the 100 block of Cedar Street, Waterman, was charged Saturday, Dec. 21, with two counts of domestic battery for physical contact of an insulting and provoking nature and one count of domestic battery for causing bodily harm after a disturbance in the 9S500 block of Route 47, Sugar Grove. • A mailbox, mailbox post and a fire sign post were reported damaged Saturday, Dec. 21, in the 49W100 block of Route 64 in Maple Park. Damage was estimated at $100. • A home in the 6N300 block of Whitmore Circle in St. Charles Township was reported burglarized Friday, Dec. 20. The front door was reportedly forced open, and there were deep pry marks on the door and doorjamb. Electronics and jewelry were reported stolen. • A debit card belonging to a resident of the 7N300 block of Homeward Glen Drive, Campton Hills, was reported compromised Friday, Dec. 20. It was reportedly used to make

several online purchases, which totaled $1,718. • Dana M. Robinson, 35, of the 400 block of Washington Place, Sycamore, was charged Thursday, Dec. 19, with driving without a license

after a one-car rollover accident on Route 64 near Old State Road in Maple Park. • Residents of the 42W500 block of Eagle Court in St. Charles Township reported a case of fraud

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• Items valued at more than $500 were reported stolen Thursday, Dec. 26, from a house in the 500 block of Finley Court. Police would not release information about what was stolen because the theft is still under investigation. • Two tires were reported slashed Thursday, Dec. 26, in the parking lot of 1021 Lorlyn Circle. No information about the value of the tires was available. • Items valued at $30.34 were reported stolen Thursday, Dec. 26, from BP Amoco, 200 N. Randall Road. According to police, a suspect using the self-service check-out ran the credit card through the reader upside down, so that the sale was not completed, and then walked out without paying. • A threatening letter-poem was located Wednesday, Dec. 25, on a victim’s car parked in the 1300 block of Clybourne Street. Extra patrols were requested. • Presents hidden in a car trunk were reported stolen Wednesday, Dec. 25, while the vehicle was parked and unlocked in the 0-99 block of Delia Street. According to police, the victim did not know the value of all the items taken. • Graffiti was reported Monday, Dec. 23, on the vacant building of Aldi Foods, 2080 Main St. No estimate of damage was available. • A 16-year-old boy who was pulled over on a traffic stop at 11:24 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, was cited for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor. The boy was turned over to the custody of his parents, according to police reports. • Patrick Stewart, 53, of Aurora, was charged Monday, Dec. 23, with misdemeanor theft of a jacket from Full Moon, 113 S. Batavia Ave. The theft was reported Wednesday, Dec. 18. Video of Stewart taking the jacket was put on Batavia Crimestoppers Facebook online, and police said Stewart was identified as the one who took the jacket. • A baby Jesus valued at $500 was reported stolen Sunday, Dec. 22, from a Christmas display in the 500 block of South Forest Avenue. • A victim called police to report a scam on Saturday, Dec. 21, in which he was supposed to be paid $300 a week to allow a company to wrap his car in its logo. He received a check, but it bounced, according to reports. • Tony D. Ford, 55, of the 1300 block of West Indian Trail, Aurora, was charged Saturday, Dec. 21, with

retail theft of tools from Menards, 300 N. Randall Road. • An employee of Portillo’s, 531 N. Randall Road, reported a theft Wednesday, Dec. 18. Police would not release information about what was taken, saying it was still under investigation. • Khwaja Katariwala, 62, of Winfield, was charged Tuesday, Dec, 17, with selling tobacco to minors at 7-Eleven, 710 E. Fabyan Parkway. • Oscar Correa, 20, of the 100 block of North Harrison Street, Batavia, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 17, with selling tobacco to minors at the Batavia Avenue Mobil, 27 N. Batavia Ave.

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Marriage defense effort hasn’t fizzled To the Editor: An Associated Press report claiming that the challenge to Illinois House incumbents who voted for marriage redefinition has fizzled is utterly misleading. According to our information, eight of the nine Chicago Democrats challenging Democratic incumbents would have voted no or present on SB10, the samesex “marriage” legislation sponsored by homosexual state Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago). This is an astounding fact that should not be lost on readers. Not one, not two, not three, but eight pro-marriage Chicago Democrats are challenging Democratic incumbents in the March 18 primary election. Fizzled? Hardly. Marriage redefinition

didn’t a month ago – and still doesn’t – have the support that the dominant media wants you to believe it does. It is evident in the fact that House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) had to twist arms to get SB10 to pass in his chamber and by the fact that a good number of Chicago Democrats are running as pro-marriage Democrats. That, however, is not the narrative the media wants to promote. They choose to frame it as a conservative-cup-half-empty story. Compound these facts with the fact that all three of the weak-kneed Republicans who voted for SB10 have primary challengers who are pro-marriage, and it adds up to anything but a fizzle. David E. Smith Executive director of the Illinois Family Institute

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.


Time will tell whether military reforms go far enough THE WASHINGTON POST Reforms signed into law last week of how the military deals with sexual assault are eminently sensible and clearly overdue. Whether the changes go far enough in combating these pernicious crimes is another question. President Barack Obama rightly appears skeptical – he delivered an ultimatum to military leaders to deliver results within a year or face even more change. “If I do not see the kind of progress I expect, then we will consider additional reforms,” Obama said. He set Dec. 1 as the dead-

line for the Pentagon to show “substantial improvements” in sexual assault prevention and response, including military justice. Obama’s comments came after Congress approved a defense authorization bill that changes how the Pentagon handles rape and other sexual crimes in the ranks. Among the provisions in the bill, signed by the president Thursday, are new legal protections for victims, a bar against commanders overturning jury convictions or reducing sentences and the discharge of military members who have been convicted of sexual crimes. Obama did not detail

additional reforms he might consider and which, as commander in chief, he could force the military to adopt. A key measure sought by many advocates for sexual assault victims would take the prosecution of sexual crimes out of the chain of command and make it the responsibility of independent prosecutors. Such adjudication would eliminate the conflict of interest when both accused and accuser are in the same command, and it would address documented concerns that victims, who generally tend to be women and men of lower rank than their attackers, don’t report crimes for fear of

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retaliation or bias. Military officials say a commander’s authority to refer service members to court martial is essential in maintaining order and discipline, but the United States’ modern allies, including Britain and Israel, successfully use systems of independent adjudication. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who is leading the effort for change, failed to get that measure included as part of the National Defense Authorization Act but is pressing for a stand-alone vote that could come as early as next month, when the Senate reconvenes.

There are 53 senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and some Republicans, publicly supporting the bill, but they face an uphill battle to secure the needed 60 votes, as well as a majority in the House. Gillibrand is right to feel urgency about a problem that has persisted for decades despite high-level promises of zero tolerance. “I do not want to wait another year to enact the one reform survivors have asked for,” she said in a statement reacting to Obama’s comments. Tough action, not just tough talk, is what’s needed.

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Geneva keeps calm, wins tournament By JAY SCHWAB

• Tuesday, December 31, 2013

AURORA – Although the Geneva boys basketball team’s lead against East Aurora was disappearing quickly, the Vikings couldn’t be too upset with themselves. Several of the baskets the Tomcats made to draw closer came with quite a degree of difficulty, especially from beyond the 3-point arc. “For the most part, I thought we played good defensively,” Geneva junior Nate Navigato said. “I mean, they pulled up from everywhere, and they were hitting, especially at the end. That’s what got them back in the game. I’m not so sure how you’re supposed to guard that.” Eventually, the Tomcats’ crowd-pleasing theatrics waned, and Geneva notched a 61-52 win Monday in the championship game of the East Aurora Holiday Tournament. East Aurora (4-9) drew within 48-47 with 4:43 to play in the fourth quarter on a Fred Reynolds layup. But the Tomcats went dry offensively for almost four minutes afterward, failing to score until a pair of Adrian Smith free throws brought the Tomcats’ deficit to 55-49 with 47 seconds to play. The Vikings made 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to keep the Tomcats at bay. “I was actually happy to see that they did make a run at us because I wanted to see how our guys were going to withstand that,” Geneva coach Phil Ralston said. “For them to cut it to one and then all of the sudden you’ve got their whole crowd into it, and they’re focused. It got loud in here, and our guys didn’t blink.” The Vikings (12-3) went 4-0 at East Aurora and won their

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Geneva’s Justiin Durante goes up for a shot during the Vikings’ 61-52 victory over East Aurora on Monday in the championship game of the East Aurora Holiday Tournament in Aurora. Durante finished with 13 points in the Vikings’ victory. second holiday tournament of the season after also finishing first at West Chicago’s Thanksgiving tournament. Geneva led, 29-23, at halftime. The 6-foot-7 Navigato made his first five field-goal attempts of the second quarter, mostly on lightly contested attempts around the rim. Ralston would have liked to exploit the Navigato matchup even more but was generally pleased his team kept the game’s pace manageable. “If we were going to get into a track meet with them, running up and down the floor,

they would beat us probably 95 out of 100 times,” he said. “Maybe 99 out of 100. Maybe even 100 out of 100. It would not be good odds.” The Tomcats hoisted 25 3-point attempts on the night, making eight. Junior Delvion Pugh’s hot hand late played a leading role in the surge for East Aurora, which played inspired ball throughout the tournament after the recent death of assistant coach Troy Smith. Navigato, named the tournament’s MVP, led Geneva with 21 points. His 3-pointer

late in the third quarter supplied Geneva its largest lead at 43-31. Senior guard Justin Durante added 13 points for Geneva, which will begin the 2014 portion of its schedule Saturday at the United Center, where the Vikings take on Kaneland. The victory marked Ralston’s 100th since arriving at Geneva for the 2008-09 season. It was a festive way to ring in the occasion as the Vikings snipped the nets after winning the tournament cham-

pionship, the program’s first Christmas tournament crown since taking the Chuck Dayton tournament in DeKalb in Ralston’s first season. “Since I’ve come to Geneva, I’ve talked about cutting down nets,” Ralston said. “You want to win championships and when you win a championship, you want to be able to cut down a net. So that was nice of East Aurora to allow us to do that. I thought that was very classy of them.” Senior guard Chris Parrilli also was a first team all-tournament pick for Geneva.

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Amid tragedy, Harrell finds support

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By KEVIN DRULEY PLANO – Aurora Christian boys basketball players shared a locker room with Newark and Ottawa, among other teams, during the Plano Christmas Classic. Emerging from the doors shortly after the Eagles defeated Burlington Central, 63-56, for third place Monday night, ACS senior guard Johnathan Harrell unzipped his duffel and held proof that the Norsemen and Pirates weren’t your average co-tenants. Newark and Ottawa presented Harrell with team greeting cards after tragedy struck the Harrell family this weekend. Driving home from Plano after watching their youngest sibling compete Friday night, Harrell’s 21-year old brother, Jarred, was killed in a head-on car accident, while his 24-yearold sister, Janella, was in intensive care. Janella since has taken to “arguing with the nurses and stuff,” per her brother, as she

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recoups from a concussion and broken tibia that are early roadblocks to what doctors predict will be a full recovery. It’s information Harrell gladly shares with his newfound network of backers. “It’s real tough going out there. You can’t even say you’re strong. I mean, there’s things that you can’t handle in life,” Harrell said. “It’s just a blessing to have a good, Christian family and a Christian foundation.” On Saturday, less than 24 hours after the accident, Harrell led the Eagles (9-6) with 15 points while chipping in seven assists and five rebounds in a semifinal loss to Ottawa. Fighting foul trouble Monday, Harrell played the role of

distributor for much of the first half, biding time at the top of the key as teammates worked to set open. The Eagles benefited from solid success from long range, drilling four 3-pointers before the break and threatening to build a double-digit lead. A 3 from Central’s Jacob Schutta just before the buzzer brought BC to within 31-26, but that was the extent of the danger – a Schutta 3 that beat the third-quarter buzzer notwithstanding. “We were a little bit looser,” said Zach Singer, whose 19 points led three Eagles in double figures. “Not as emotional.” Reed Hunnicutt scored 20 points for 9-4 Central. Harrell came untracked in the second half. He scored a pair of field goals in less than a minute late in the third quarter – helping ACS grab a 45-32 advantage – and finished with nine points. In addition to gestures from Newark, Ottawa and the like, Harrell credited sustained warmth from the Aurora Chris-

tian community for helping him and his family. “They give me the power, the courage, to go out there and everything,” Harrell said. Kaneland senior forward John Pruett had little doubt Harrell would keep his mental edge. After rooming with Harrell for two days during a Team Illinois event in Indianapolis this summer, Pruett knew he’d made friends with a persistent competitor. Just a few hours removed from helping Kaneland win its consolation bracket finale Monday afternoon, Pruett returned to Plano to support Harrell and watch the championship game between Ottawa and Morris. He greeted Harrell as he and the Eagles exited the court at halftime. Pruett first came to Harrell’s corner Saturday morning, sending Harrell a tweet hours after hearing of the tragic news. “I just told him we’re here for you, our prayers go out to you, you’ll get through it,” Pruett said. “And hopefully, he does. He’s a good kid.”


Kaneland caps Plano run with win over Dixon By JAKE POWERS PLANO – After dropping the first game of the Plano Christmas Classic, the Kaneland boys basketball team won three in a row, concluding with a 47-40 win over Dixon Monday afternoon. The victory earned the Knights a ninth-place finish in the tournament. Although Kaneland (7-3) played the majority of its games in the consolation bracket, coach Brian Johnson was pleased with how his team finished the tournament. “Any time you can leave a tournament 3-1, you feel pretty happy about it,” Johnson said. After a slow-paced first half that ended with the Knights up, 20-17, Kaneland picked up the tempo. It started the third quarter in a full-court trap that did not allow Dixon (12-2) to settle in to its half-court of-

fense. The trap caused a series of turnovers that led to easy points for the Knights. Forward John Pruett, who scored eight points in the third quarter, said the quicker pace played directly to the Knights’ strengths. “We like to get out and run,” Pruett said. “We feel like that’s when we’re at our best, just getting rebounds and going. Coach [Johnson] always says ‘Get the ball and go and try to score quickly.’ ” That is exactly what Pruett did. On Dixon’s first possession of the second half, the Knights’ full-court press forced a bad pass and Pruett grabbed the loose ball at half court and finish with an easy layup to spur an 8-3 Kaneland run. Senior Ty Carlson added six of his game-high 19 points in the third quarter to pad the Kaneland lead. All of Carlson’s third-quarter points, with the exception of two free

throws, came from inside the paint. Johnson said the energy that Kaneland displayed in the third quarter made up for the slow first half. “We need to push the pace up a little bit, try the fast break a little bit more,” Johnson said. “I thought the third quarter was probably the deciding factor of the game.” Kaneland entered the fourth quarter leading, 34-25. Dixon was able to slow down the Knights’ attack in the quarter, but could not follow through with enough offense of their own. Dixon forward Isaiah Roby hit three 3-pointers in the final quarter, including a bucket to push the score to 45-40 with 20 seconds left, but the Dukes’ run came too late. Johnson thought the fourth quarter was the weakest that the Knights played. He said his team must find a way to play complete games

if they want to continue to improve. “We made our free throws down the stretch which was nice, but I felt the fourth quarter, we could have executed a little better,” Johnson said. “I think we need to be more consistent for four quarters. We can’t just play a couple good quarters and then a poor quarter.” Kaneland continued to play without guard Dylan Vaca (wrist) and center Jacob Gomes (ankle), who both sat out with injuries. Johnson hopes that they will be back by the end of January to provide the Knights with more depth and take some of the pressure off the starters. Carlson (19), Pruett (17) and forward Ryan David (8) led the Knights in scoring. With the exception of two late free throws from guard Connor Fedderly, all of Kaneland’s points came from its starters.

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys basketball: St. Charles East vs. Westinghouse at Proviso West Tournament, 11:30 a.m. FRIDAY Boys basketball: Burlington Central at Harvard, 7 p.m.; Marmion at Niles Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Walther Lutheran at Aurora Central Catholic, 6 p.m.; Richmond-Burton at Burlington Central, 7 p.m.; Montini at Rosary, 3 p.m. Wrestling: St. Charles North at Naperville Central Quad, 10 a.m.; Geneva at Buffalo Grove Dual, 9 a.m.; Marmion at Cheesehead Invite, (Kaukauna, Wis.), 5 p.m. SATURDAY Boys basketball: South Elgin at Batavia, 6 p.m. St. Charles East at Evanston, 7 p.m.; Geneva vs. Kaneland, at United Center, 2 p.m.; Marmion at Buffalo Grove, 4:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Evanston at St. Charles East, 6 p.m.; Rosary at Plano, 3 p.m. Wrestling: Batavia at Elgin, 5:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at Waubonsie Valley Quad, 10 a.m.; Geneva at South Elgin, 10 a.m.; Marmion at Cheesehead Invite, (Kaukauna, Wis.), 8 a.m.

QUICK READ Kevin Druley girls worked really hard to be able to do everything and get all their dances done and did great at their competition,” Prentiss said. “It was busy and a little bit hectic at times, but we managed to make it all work.” North’s docket was no less packed once it arrived in Memphis. Activities included practices and a master’s class led by Caspary. The team and its family members were set to attend Monday’s Bulls-Memphis Grizzlies game, and North Stars dancers also will be part of a parade down Memphis’ iconic Beale Street before kickoff today. Prentiss said the WorldStrides rep also invited North to perform at the Indianapolis 500 auto race in May, but she declined. Planning for and coordinating efforts with North’s athletic department and boosters for the Liberty Bowl trip already was going to be a challenge. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to be a part of,” Prentiss said. “Something very fun and different, and the chance to perform in front of thousands of people, something they’ve never done before.” If the North Stars uncover the person – or people – who paved the way for this exposure, they’re likely to return the applause.

• Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@ Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.


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Unpredictability often reigns in college football bowl matchups, especially those lying outside the Bowl Championship Series umbrella. Today’s Liberty Bowl game between Rice and Mississippi State (3 p.m., ESPN) figures to fit that mercurial mold, extending even to the high school drill teams set to perform at halftime. St. Charles North is among a handful of student groups that will take the field at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn., after coach Nancy Prentiss fielded a surprise phone call in the spring. At the other end was a representative from WorldStrides, an organization specializing in educational student travel. Still at issue was who recommended the North Stars for New Year’s in the mid-south. “I’d like to think we have a good reputation,” Prentiss said. “Our dance program has been successful through the years. It’s nice that the girls are getting such a wonderful chance.” A contingent of 23 North Stars varsity and junior varsity dancers and their families left Saturday by bus for Memphis, embarking on the beginning of the end of a whirlwind stretch. North recently opened its IHSA competition season on the heels of a handful of goodwill community events, including a turn as co-hosts of a Christmas party at Geneva’s Living Well Cancer Resource Center. Of course, fine-tuning two new dances for today’s performance – choreographed by Dee Caspary of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame – proved the highest-profile checkmark on the itinerary. “We had to cram in a lot of different activities, but the

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The Simeon experience After watching his team go toe-to-toe with four-time defending IHSA Class 4A state champion Simeon at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament on Friday, St. Charles North coach Tom Poulin admired the sustained mental toughness North exhibited. “You have to play every, single possession at the highest level you’ve played against Simeon,” Poulin said. “Honestly. Otherwise, they’ll embarrass you. A mistake is a dunk or a layup or an open look. “So it is taxing but at the end of that second overtime, we said maybe after one quarter it was a fluke, maybe at halftime it was a lucky three-point lead. We’re going into the third overtime. There’s nothing lucky about this. You guys are competing at a high level, let’s just keep it up.” Poulin was especially proud of his team’s attention to fundamental detail. Making crisp passes and sound decisions were no luxury against a team of the Wolverines’ caliber. “All the things we always say, but don’t always have to do to win, we had to do to win [Friday], or just to get to three overtimes,” Poulin said. “Everything you teach on a daily basis, it’s for a game like this. You’re going to need to do those things to pull out a win.” North senior Alec Goetz’s 36-point outburst against Simeon will go down as one of the most impressive individual performances in North basketball history. He made eight 3-pointers in the game, most of which coming after Simeon was acutely aware that he was the guy who had to be stopped. “What I was impressed with is when they started tagging him or face-guarding him and you hear the coaches saying ‘Don’t let him touch it,’ he still was able to get open, and teammates were able to get him open and put the ball right where he needs it to catch and release,” Poulin said.

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IN THE GROOVE ALEC GOETZ ST. CHARLES NORTH, SR., G What he did: Goetz made a statewide name for himself in resounding fashion, scoring 36 points in Friday’s triple overtime loss against Simeon. Goetz was selected as part of the prestigious Pontiac all-tournament first team.

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St. Charles North’s Jack Callaghan (left) goes up for a shot Friday in the North Stars’ 8274, triple-overtime loss to Simeon at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.

Aurora) is strong, but plenty of teams ticketed for the rugged IHSA Class 4A East Aurora Sectional will be well above .500. One of those other teams is Neuqua Valley, making Saturday’s 60-55 win against Neuqua in pool play at East Aurora even bigger for the Vikings. “This is one of those great, signature wins,” Geneva coach Phil Ralston said after the Neuqua victory, which advanced Geneva to Monday’s tournament championship game. “You want wins like this. We’ve been saying it all season. Can we say we’ve beaten teams that may have had better talent? “I don’t know if Neuqua’s talent is necessarily that much better than ours but I do think they are at least as talented, if not more, than we are. So when we’re able to get a win like this,

especially when it got to two points and we withstood that storm, I think that really shows a lot of character.”

Elgin antidote For the second straight year, Batavia leaves the Elgin Holiday Tournament feeling much better about itself than it did heading in. After lugging a 3-7 record into the tournament before taking third place at Elgin in 2012, this year’s Bulldogs received a similar pick-me-up, going 3-1 in the tournament after Saturday’s 69-51, fifth-place win against Rockford East. The Bulldogs (5-8) will aim to capitalize on their tournament momentum when they return to action Saturday against visiting South Elgin. – Jay Schwab,

COACH SLY SAYS ... Color Sly impressed with the overall performance of Tri-Cities teams this holiday week. St. Charles North led the charge with an incredible effort down at Pontiac, but Geneva, St. Charles East and even struggling Batavia have to like the momentum they’re carrying into 2014. And to think, as well as North, East and Geneva

have played, Larkin remains the clear favorite to win the UEC River. But at this rate, it won’t come easily for the Royals, and there could be some interesting twists along the way. • You can respond at sly.

R.D. LUTZE AURORA CHRISTIAN, SO., F What he did: Entering Monday’s final round of the 24-team Plano Christmas Classic, Lutze’s 54 points were seventh most among players in the tournament.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... St. Charles North has brass … nerves. The North Stars took the loor against a Simeon program that is nationally renowned and took it to the Wolverines for much of Friday’s game before falling in triple overtime. Playing competitively against a formidable Bloom team – losing by only one point – with just eight hours’ rest after the Simeon showdown also was impressive.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... How the big stage agrees with Kaneland and Geneva. The former conference rivals will clash Saturday afternoon at the United Center. The teams might not equal the amount of dunks that will take place later that night between the Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks, but with three 6-foot-7 players, the Vikings rate the best shot to rattle the NBA rims.




play from Borcia, Libertyville fought back, cutting the East lead two after a 3-pointer from Matt Reed that made it 6664 East with 5:39 to go in the fourth quarter. Woods promptly called a timeout and the Saints responded with a 9-0 run. Mick Vyzral knocked down a 3 out of the timeout while Adduci converted a three-point-play that pushed the Saints’ lead back to 75-64. The Wildcats had a chance to cut the East lead to four, but Conor Peterson missed a pointblank layup that turned into a pair of Cole Gentry free throws on the other end as the Saints held strong, 80-72. Washington, who has had trouble staying on the floor this season because of foul trouble, took on a Libertyville frontcourt that featured Borcia and a pair of 6-6 guards. The springy 6-4 Washington played the last four minutes of the fourth quarter with four fouls but managed to come up big. The senior had three rebounds and made 3 of 6 foul shots in the final minutes to help seal the win. “Coach Woods challenged

me to play harder so I came out and did that. I just like being out on the floor and aggressively hitting the boards,” Washington said. “We worked together and played together against a bigger team. Our confidence is pretty high knowing we’re on a three-game winning streak.” Lipp provided another tough matchup for East, exploiting the smaller East guards. The 6-4 Lipp finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds for Libertyville, single-handedly keeping the Wildcats in the game in the fourth quarter. Adduci finished the strongest, however, hitting a pair of free throws with 32 seconds to

go that gave East an 83-77 lead. On the ensuing Libertyville possession, Adduci blocked Cameron Chen’s 3-point attempt that set up Washington free throws. A Lipp miss in the final seconds of the game found Adduci, and the senior went uncontested to the hoop for an easy lay-in that capped his career day. “I felt really good in warmups [Monday],” Adduci said. “Our team came out today and really had a nice tempo, and I really got into that. Our drive and chip was really nice that really opened up driving lanes for me. I felt like as a team, we set up everything, and I was able to capitalize on that.”

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HILLSIDE – It might not be the side of the bracket that the St. Charles East boys basketball team hoped for, but the Saints have climbed all the way to the consolation final of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament. The Saints beat Libertyville, 88-77, on Monday and will face Westinghouse in the consolation final. An opening-round loss to Uplift put the Saints (8-5) in the consolation bracket, but wins against Gage Park, Urban Prep and Libertyville have East in a title game. To reach today’s consolation final, East needed career highs in points from Dom Adduci (36) and rebounds from A.J. Washington (18) to beat bigger Libertyville (7-5). “We were just up-tempo because they were too big and I didn’t think in scouting them that they had enough kids who could that could handle our pressure,” East coach Pat Woods said. “We wanted to get the ball out of 22’s [Jack Lipp] hands and he still killed us. But

they didn’t really have anyone else making plays out of that pressure.” Save for a late 8-0 Libertyville run, East played a near perfect first half, leading by as many as 17 points. The Saints attacked the taller Wildcats with transition baskets and 3-point shooting. East led at halftime, 48-34, in part by limiting the touches of 6-foot-10 Libertyville center Joe Borcia and knocking down nine 3-pointers. Adduci hit three 3s, finishing with 20 firsthalf points. “I thought our team came out strong and played with a lot of energy in the first half,” Adduci said. “We came out strong and it was one of the better halves that we’ve played all year. I thought we handled the momentum change really well and that was a steppingstone for our team.” Libertyville made adjustments at halftime, increasing the number of touches Borcia got inside while giving more freedom to guard Lipp to penetrate and create shots. Coupled with an ice-cold second half from the perimeter for East and dominant interior

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Burlington Central’s early run difference in win over STC North

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Burlington Central’s Alison Colby (center) goes to the basket Saturday against St. Charles North’s Ashling Davern (left) and St. Charles North’s Sam Novak at the Dundee-Crown Christmas Tournament in Carpentersville. The Rockets opened the game with a 12-2 run en route to a 53-47 victory over the North Stars.


St. Charles North girls hoops knocks off Naperville Central KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE CARPENTERSVILLE – St. Charles North closed the Dundee-Crown girls basketball tournament with a 63-53 victory Monday against Naperville Central. While Nichole Davidson had another strong game with 22 points and nine rebounds to pace the North Stars, a pair of teammates spelled her down the stretch as the Redhawks threw some gimmick defenses at Davidson. Kyla Helsel contributed 11 points and two assists, while Sam Novak swished three 3-pointers. “A couple girls stepped up in that second half to help us pull out that victory,” said North coach Sean Masoncup,

whose team led by 11 at the break. Winners of two of its past three games, North is off until Jan. 10 when it visits Upstate Eight Conference River Division rival Geneva. “It’s been nuts,” Masoncup said, “so we need a little break.” Elsewhere in tournament play, Burlington Central lost, 44-38, to Maine South in a game that featured nine lead changes. Shelby Holt (12 points) and Sam Pryor (11) finished in double figures for the 11-2 Rockets. Maine South led, 3029, after three quarters. Lisle tournament: Antioch knocked off Wheaton Academy, 59-33. The Warriors faced a 36-15 deficit by halftime.

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Like a ghost, the snowy owl glides through the air in soundless flight. This owl is different from most owls because it hunts during the day and at night. 10 12 Most owls hunt at night. In the arctic region, the summer 13 days and nights are always light. An owl waiting for 9 darkness to hunt would starve before the dark days 15 14 16 of winter arrive. 2





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The snowy owl is one of the largest owls, with a height of about 27 inches (69 cm) and a wingspan of up to 60 inches (152 cm). Wingspan is the measurement from wing tip to wing tip, when the wings are fully stretched.

Many animals can blend into their environment. This is called camouflage. There are few trees on the tundra, so the snowy owl’s white plumage blends with the snowy world of the northern arctic. In the spring, when the snowy owl makes a nest, the snow has started to melt and the brown earth shows through patches of white snow. The female snowy owl’s soft white feathers are streaked with brown so she cannot be seen as she nests on the ground.

The snowy owls need to eat a huge amount each day – enough to equal their own body weight. They don’t chew their food – they just swallow their prey whole, including fur, claws, teeth and bones. Then they spit out a pellet of all the parts they can’t digest.

Standards Link: Life Science: Animals need food for survival and have physical structures to help them survive.

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities.

Stretch your arms wide apart and swoop around outdoors.

Perch like an owl.

Squat down like you are sitting on a tree branch watching for mice on the ground. Fold your arms into wings with your thumbs in your armpits. How long can you stay in this position?

How many of the things in this chart could fit into a snowy owl’s wingspan?

Standards Link: Measurement; students compare the length of objects by using direct comparison of standard units.

Fly like an owl.

What silly things can you find on this owlʼs dinner plate?

Here are three other animals that blend into their habitats, or homes. Can you unscramble their names?

Measure 60 inches (152 cm) on the floor. Now lie down with your arms outstretched along the line. Measure your outstretched arms. How do you compare?

Try these exercises to have fun and exercise the owl way!

Standards Link: Life Science: Animals have external features that help them thrive in the different environments they inhabit.

Hop like an owl. Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Baby owls are called owlets. Can you help the mother owl find her way home to her owlets?

All owls have excellent sight so that they can spot creatures like mice that run fast along the ground. Owls’ eyes are not the same as human eyes. We move our eyes in their sockets to see from side to side. The owl must turn his head to see in different directions. Owls also have a third eyelid, which protects the eye. It is a milky white eyelid that comes up from the bottom of the eye. Its purpose is to clean and refresh the owl’s eyes. This third eyelid is called a nictitating membrane. Standards Link: Life Science: Adaptations in physical structures improve an animalʼs chance for survival.

Create Camouflage Choose a picture in the newspaper. Cut out a circle of white paper that fits over one-third of the picture. Color the white circle to match the picture underneath. This is camouflage. Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple multiple-step directions.

The snowy owl has round, yellow eyes. Can you find the pairs of eyes that match? Standard Links: Visual Discrimination; students compare and sort common objects.

Look through the newspaper and count the number of eyes that you find. How many are human eyes? How many are the eyes of other animals? Standards Link: Number Sense; count and name a number of objects.

Write a paragraph reporting on your favorite bird. Include at least three facts about this bird.

Start in the perch position. Then hop to the right, hop to the left, hop forward, hop backward.

Twist and turn.

While sitting in the perched position, turn your head as far to the right as you can. Then turn your head as far left as possible. Standards Link: Physical Education: Understand the health benefits of physical activity and exercise.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You will feel a sense of wanderlust this year. Making changes may arouse suspicion. You will not always make the best decisions, but you will learn from your mistakes. Update your skills if you want to make professional advancements. Idleness is your enemy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You will have extra discipline today, so you should be off to a good start. Make careful plans, and network with people who can be helpful. Don’t be afraid to go your own way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Allow yourself to think big. Make a point of being social, and you will have a chance to meet someone who will help you reach your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Take a moment to re-examine your strategy before you head down the wrong path. Although you will have great stamina, your tendency will be to overdo things. Focus on efficiency. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Prepare to enjoy a spectacular event. Take the time to make everything perfect. It’s best to approach the new year with optimism. Be confident that you will do well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You may feel vulnerable, but a change in attitude is all that is needed to turn things around. Think carefully about what you want and what you need. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – This will be a memorable time. Opportunities will be vast. You should be able to pick and choose from an array of options. The only rule is to follow through on your aims. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – With high energy and fervent spirits, you are prepared to enjoy the wonder of life. Although you face changes, this year promises to reward you for all your hard work and tough sacrifices. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Nothing can get in the way of having fun. It’s time to cut loose and celebrate the past and the future. Things are beginning to heat up in your life, so enjoy the sizzle. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – It’s best to take a rest today. Overdoing it will lead to setbacks. Don’t be misled by others. Use your intuition and make independent choices. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – A shrewd change will help you follow your dreams. Make a New Year’s resolution that you will be able to uphold. It’s a busy time, and you should be at your best. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Acknowledging that you are reaching the end of a cycle will prepare you for the future. Make an effort to focus on your finances. Don’t repeat the cash flow crises you’ve experienced in the past. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You’ll be able to charm others with ease. Attending events may lead to opportunities for romance. The new year will be a time of reinvention. Invest in your goals with an open mind.

Movie year in review: Top 15 films of 2013 By ED SYMKUS More Content Now There were just too many good films coming out of the moviemaking machine this year to limit my “favorites” list to a Top 10. Which is why I’m going with a Top 15. And even that was a struggle. My initial list of 2013 movies that I would readily see a second time consisted of 36 titles. Runners-up included “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Mud,” “Only God Forgives” and “The Great Gatsby.” The films that in some cases I already have seen twice vary from Hollywood blockbusters to art house fare, from historical drama to absurd comedy, from emotional tragedy to blood-drenched horror. Here are my top choices, in alphabetical order. • “American Hustle” – David O. Russell won praise and Oscars for last year’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” but this far surpasses that film in style and substance. It mixes fact and fiction, comedy and drama, giddiness and pathos in a story set in the late-’70s, and filled with folks just trying to get ahead. • “Blue Jasmine” – Woody Allen revisits some of what Tennessee Williams put forth in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” But this film’s fallen-from-grace Blanche DuBois is named Jasmine, and Cate Blanchett is going to win an Oscar for playing her. • “The Counselor” – Why did this film flop? It was a searing look at good people and bad people caught up in the drug trade, intensely acted by a risk-taking cast including Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem, and it featured an unrelentingly nasty and darkly humorous script by Cormac McCarthy. • “Gravity” – Groundbreaking visual effects, very long sequences and very little editing, and a bravura almost-solo performance by Sandra Bullock made Alfonso Cuaron’s tale of survival in outer space an enthralling experience. • “Her” – Director Spike Jonze achieved his usual (unusual?) weirdness, but this time without the assistance of writer Charlie Kaufman. In the nottoo-distant future, people are having relationships with their Operating Systems – something akin to very personal computer sex. • “Inside Llewyn Davis” – Joel and Ethan Coen do for folk music what they did

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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in the film “Gravity.” for bluegrass in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Taking a few notes from the life of folksinger Dave Van Ronk, we get the fictional story of the title character (Oscar Isaac), a talented singer-songwriter on the early-’60s Greenwich Village scene who means well but lacks social graces. • “Nebraska” – Bruce Dern gets the starring role of his career, and director Alexander Payne gives us another in a string of painful and funny and realistic character studies. Dern plays a slightly addled fellow who’s convinced that he’s won a million bucks in a magazine promotion, and his family must deal with his delusion. • “Pain & Gain” – Another sort of true story, this one about a get-rich-quick kidnapping plot that went wrong. Very violent, and unexpectedly funny, with terrific star turns from Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. • “Philomena” – The Catholic Church can’t be too happy with this true story about a 70-year-old woman (Judi Dench) trying, after all these years, to track down the son who was taken away from her by nuns when she was a teenaged single mom. • “The Place Beyond the Pines” – A triptych, featuring three separate but connected storylines about father-son relationships. Ryan Gosling plays a daredevil motorcycle rider, Bradley Cooper is an over-ambitious cop, two teens find they have something uncommon in common. • “Rush” – Director Ron Howard hasn’t

delivered a solid film since “Cinderella Man” in 2005, but he makes up for it with this adrenaline-fueled look inside the world of Formula One car racing in the 1970s, and the rivalry between two top drivers (Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl). • “Spring Breakers” – A tense, exciting crime drama about college kids getting caught up in something beyond their comprehension on vacation. The surprise is that it’s by Harmony Korine, whose most recent features, “Trash Humpers” and “Mister Lonely,” were, umm, peculiar. If James Franco wasn’t already a star, his performance here as a slick gangsta would’ve gotten him discovered. • “This is the End” – A raucous party in the Hollywood Hills ends in disaster when the world splits open, and guests start falling into the fiery abyss. Lots of familiar young stars (Franco again, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen among them) come to the party; not all of them survive. • “12 Years A Slave” – Everyone’s calling this the “most important” film of the year. Don’t let that turn you off. It’s a riveting, brutal and somehow entertaining expose of slavery in the South two decades before the Civil War. • “World War Z” – Yup, a big-budget ferocious zombie movie starring Brad Pitt makes the list. This grabs you by the throat just a few minutes in, then only lets you relax intermittently while waiting for the next onslaught.

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Anthony Hopkins (1937), actor; John Denver (1943-1997), singer-songwriter; Diane von Furstenberg (1946), fashion designer; Val Kilmer (1959), actor; Nicholas Sparks (1965), writer; Psy (1977), singer-songwriter.

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Commute to work brings out worst in woman Boyfriend’s anger Dear Abby: Have you any advice for how a person can handle mornings better? No matter what I do, I start off every work day irritated and grumpy. I love the mornings, and even get up early so I can enjoy sitting with my coffee and relax before heading out the door. But as soon as I get out into traffic, I’m immediately in a bad mood. Then, sitting down at work and facing all the emails that come in from my global associates – usually about some emergency that is plopped in my lap – puts me in more of a foul mood. I actually like my job, despite what it sounds like. I just hate starting off every day like this. Telecommuting is not an option for me. What can I do? – Ms. Grump In Denver Dear Ms. Grump: OK, so you’re fine until you leave the house. Many people who find morning rush hour to be nerve-wracking find it calming to listen to audio books or music during their commute. If that doesn’t help you, and it is feasible, consider using another form of transportation

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips that’s less stressful. And when you arrive at work, take a little time to decompress before turning on your computer, whether it is with meditation or deep-breathing exercises for the first 10 or 15 minutes. Both can do wonders for a person’s outlook. Dear Abby: A cute little girl lives up the street from my husband and me and attends the same church we do. A few years ago we taught her in a Sunday school class. At the time, she developed a crush on my husband. We both laughed about it then and thought it was sweet. Fast-forward three years, and it’s not so sweet anymore. It’s downright awkward. She runs up to my husband multiple times while we’re at church, while ignoring me. Last Sunday, she turned to me as she did it and announced, “He’s mine!” I stood

there thinking, “Uh, no – he’s MINE.” I know this jealous reaction may seem silly and I’m trying hard not to feel this way, but it felt like I was fighting over my husband with an 8-year-old. He is aware of her crush and how I feel about it, but he doesn’t want to hurt her feelings. Her mother knows about the crush, and we shared a laugh early on. What can I do? Would speaking to the girl’s mother help? What should I say? Or would it make things more awkward? – No Longer Amused In Ogden, Utah Dear No Longer Amused: The cute little neighbor girl is no longer 5. Three years is a long time for a child to hang onto a crush. Because her behavior bothers you, tell her mother you find it excessive at this point and ask her to tell her daughter she’s getting too old to act that way. It’s the truth, and your husband should back you up. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Rest, heat and gentle exercises can ease neck pain Dear Doctor K: I’m often bothered by neck pain. What can I do to manage the pain when it strikes? Dear Reader: Pain in the neck can be more than a pain in the neck. It can make things hard that are necessary or fun. It can interfere with a good night’s sleep. Like chronic pain anywhere in the body, neck pain can make a person grumpy, or worse. There are many different causes of neck pain. Probably the most common is arthritis of the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) in the neck. A few more serious conditions also can cause neck pain. Here are the symptoms that I ask patients about. I call them my “red flag” symptoms, because when they occur at the same time as neck pain, they could indicate a more serious condition: headache, shoulder pain, hip pain, sudden difficulty with vision, weakness in the arm or leg, loss of control of urine or bowel movement, recent injury to the neck, fever, chills, poor appetite and weight loss. My goals in treating a patient’s neck pain are to relieve pain, restore function and reduce the risk of reinjury. Here are some

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff pain-relieving strategies and exercises. You can use them to ease flare-ups and prevent recurrences: • Rest. When you first experience neck pain – particularly if the pain is severe or sharp – you will need to rest your neck. Doctors no longer recommend total or prolonged bed rest, but resting your neck strategically can help reduce pain and prevent further damage. First, avoid quick movements, positions that hurt and whatever activity caused the pain. Second, rest with your neck in a healthy position. Try this: Lie on your back, using a pillow under your knees to help your back relax. Support the curve of your neck from the base upward, using a rolled-up towel or a cervical pillow specially designed to support the neck. Your doctor may recommend a cervical (neck) collar to help rest your neck muscles and protect damaged tissues from painful movements. Wear the collar only

as necessary, removing it several times a day to exercise your neck. Using the collar continuously or for too long will limit your range of motion and may cause your neck muscles to weaken. • Cold and heat. Cold numbs pain and reduces swelling. When the pain first starts, wrap an ice pack in a cloth and apply it to your neck for 15 to 20 minutes every hour. After about six hours, switch to a heat pack applied directly to the sore or tense areas of your neck, for about 15 minutes at a time. That’s a good way to reduce pain and stiffness and relieve muscle spasms. • Physical therapy. A physical therapist can teach you a set of exercises tailored to your specific neck problem. These exercises will stretch tight areas and build strength. The therapist will also teach you proper body mechanics to heal your neck and reduce the risk of reinjury. I’ve put a selection of gentle exercises for neck pain on my website, AskDoctorK. com.

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

issues worry girlfriend Dr. Wallace: I’ve been dating this guy “on and off” for more than two years starting in high school and continuing now in community college. When we are together, we have a wonderful time. He is humorous and very much a gentleman. But when we have a disagreement he is loud, uses filthy language, punches the windows of my car, inflicts physical pain and then tells me that I’m a good-for-nothing wetback, or worse. That’s because my parents were born in Mexico. My best female friend keeps telling me this guy is guilty of dating violence and that I should stop seeing him. I have considered dumping him, but I always think that he will become a gentleman full time. To be honest, I never have considered this guy to be the “dating violence” type of guy. I would appreciate your assessment and advice regarding his behavior. – Kelly, Long Beach, Calif. Dear Kelly: In the Liz Claiborne handbook, “Women’s Work,” dating violence is defined as “a pattern of violent behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend.” The handbook further explains that “Abuse can cause injury and even death, but it doesn’t have to be physical. It can take many forms, including threats, emotional abuse, insults, isolation from friends and family, name-calling and controlling what someone wears or with whom they socialize. It can also include sexual abuse. It can happen to anyone, at any age, no matter what their race, religion, level of education or economic background.” The U.S. Department

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace of Justice estimates that more than 90 percent of all relationship abuse victims are female, and most abusers are male. The above handbook lists these 10 Warning Signs of Dating Violence that every girl, parent and friend should be aware of: 1. She apologizes for his behavior and makes excuses for him. 2. She loses interest in activities that she used to enjoy. 3. She stops seeing friends and family members and becomes more and more isolated. 4. When she and her boyfriend are together, he calls her names and puts her down in front of other people. 5. He acts extremely jealous of others who pay attention to her, especially other guys. 6. He thinks, or tells your daughter, that you (her parents) don’t like him. 7. He controls her behavior, checking up on her constantly, calling and paging her, demanding to know who she has been with. 8. She casually mentions his violent behavior, but laughs it off as a joke. 9. You see him violently lose his temper, striking or breaking objects. 10. She often has unexplained injuries or the explanations she offers don’t make sense. I believe your boyfriend has a serious flaw in his character, and it will remain a serious issue until he receives professional help.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Tuesday, December 31, 2013


This week we are looking at the 2013 International Bridge Press Association awards. The Yeh Bros. Best Bid of the Year was given to Peter Bertheau from Sweden. The journalist prize went to Micke Melander from Sweden. Bertheau had the North hand, playing in the 2012 World Mind Sports Games (formerly World Team Olympiad) final against Poland in Lille, France. (This event took place too late for inclusion in that year’s awards.) South opened two hearts, which showed a six-card suit and 10-13 high-card points. West overcalled four diamonds, Leaping Michaels, indicating at least 5-5 in spades and diamonds. Bertheau now set out to try to buy the contract at any level. He responded only four hearts. East jumped to five spades to invite a slam, but West was not interested, having a weaker hand in high-card terms than normal for Leaping Michaels. Bertheau continued his plan with six hearts. And when East took a safety-bid with six spades (it seemed that both sides had a double fit), Bertheau moved on to seven hearts. Certain that this was a sacrifice, East doubled. But the contract was laydown for plus 2,470. At the other table, NorthSouth had a misunderstanding, eventually stopping in six hearts. East sacrificed in six spades, doubled and down one. This gave Sweden 20 international match points en route to the title. The Swedish Bridge Federation website called this Bertheauvenly music.

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The Born Loser


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PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF KANE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, v. JAMES MANNION, KARLA DEBRUYNE d/b/a AOK CLEANERS, COMAN & ANDERSON, P.C., MCMAHON/WILLIAMS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 10 CH 1580. NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 5th day of September, 2013, Steven Almburg, President of Almburg Auctionerring and Appraisal, Inc., or one of his agents, will on Tuesday, the 14th day of January, 2014, commencing at 11:00 a.m., at 2901 West Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash (Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) at the time of sale and the balance on or before February 10, 2014), the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a Receipt of Sale will be is-

pt sued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is commonly known as 2901 West Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. PIN: 09-29-300-0190000. The real estate is improved with a commercial building with 5 rental units. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the amounts paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Auctioneer, the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. The property will be open for inspection by contacting the Auctioneer at 815-7393703. Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. For information contact Plaintiff's attorney: James F. White, White & Ekker, P.C., 263 Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, (630) 4661600, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION.


PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF KANE. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK, Plaintiff, v. JAMES MANNION, KARLA DEBRUYNE d/b/a AOKCLEANERS, COMAN & ANDERSON, P.C., MCMAHON/WILLIAMS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. Case No. 10 CH 1580. NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment entered in the above cause on the 5th day of September, 2013, Steven Almburg, President of Almburg Auctionerring and Appraisal, Inc., or one of his agents, will on Tuesday, the 14th day of January, 2014, commencing at 11:00 a.m., at 2901 West Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, sell to the highest bidder for cash (Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) at the time of sale and the balance on or before February 10, 2014), the following described premises situated in Kane County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or re(Published in the Kane County course to Plaintiff. Upon the sale Chronicle, December 24, 31, being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified 2013 & January 7, 2014.) funds, a Receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purBuying? chaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said Selling? property is legally described as folRenting? lows: THAT PART OF THE SOUTH Hiring? EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 40 To place an ad, call NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE 877-264-2527 THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMKane County MENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST Chronicle Classified CORNER OF UNIT NO. 2 LAKE


Kane County Chronicle / CHARLOTTE, TOWN OF ST. CHARLES, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, BEING ON THE CENTER LINE OF CAMPTON HILLS DRIVE; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF CAMPTON HILLS DRIVE 2783.42 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED TO BEN E. AND SALLY J. SCHMlDTKE BY DOCUM'ENT 1250799 FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SCHMIDTKE TRACT AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF A TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED TO WILLIAM L. ROGOSKI BY DOCUMENT 1235318, 386.83 FEET TO THE PRESENT CENTER LINE OF ILLINOIS STATE ROUTE NO. 64; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTER LINE OF SAID STATE ROUTE 214.18 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTHEASTERL Y ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF SAID STATE ROUTE, BEING ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 1719.12 FEET TANGENT TO THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 225.26 FEET TO THE MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF A TRACT OF LAND TAKEN FOR ROAD PURPOSES BY PROCEEDINGS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AND KNOWN AS CASE NO. 71 ED 8322; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID ROAD TRACT 172.34 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF SAID CAMPTON HILLS DRIVE; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF SAID CAMPTON HILLS DRIVE 295.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, (EXCEPT THAT PART TAKEN BY STATE OF ILLINOIS ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BY ORDER IN CASE 99EDKA06) IN THE CITY OF ST. CHARLES, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 2901 West Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. PIN: 09-29-300-0190000. The real estate is improved with a commercial building with 5 rental units. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the amounts paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Auctioneer, the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. The property will be open for inspection by contacting the Auctioneer at 815-7393703. Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. In the event the property is a condominium, in accordance with 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified that the purchaser of the unit, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 and the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. For information contact Plaintiff's attorney: James F. White, White & Ekker, P.C., 263 Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554, (630) 4661600, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAIN-

unningham unningham Kane County Clerk Kane County Clerk ING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS 5, 2013. NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGA/s/ Thomas M. Hartwell (Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Clerk of the Circuit Court Chronicle, December 24, 31, Chronicle, December 31, 2013, TION. January 7 & 14, 2014.) (SEAL) 2013 & January 7, 2014.) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, December 24, 31, /s/ Joel A. Knosher PUBLIC NOTICE 2013 & January 7, 2014.) One of Plaintiff's Attorney's PUBLIC NOTICE


Joel A. Knosher One of Plaintiff's Attorneys MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6298481



Public Notice is hereby given that on December 23, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, concerning the business known as HERNANDEZ TACOS located at 1323 Douglas Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538 which certificate sets forth the following changes in the operation thereof: Maria J Hernandez has ceased doing business under the above named business and has no further connection with or financial interest in the above named business carried on under such an assumed name.

Public Notice is hereby given that on December 27, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as TONY LANDSCAPING AND SNOW REMOVAL located at 1613 Sacramento Dr., Carpentersville, IL 60110.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Grace Anna Gramas; Spero A. Gra- (Published in the Kane County mas, Jr.; Chivaughn Metzl; Edward Chronicle, December 17, 24 & 31, T. Ward; Unknown Owners and 2013.) Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as Special Representative for Dated: December 27, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE Spero A. Gramas Sr. (deceased) Defendants. /s/ John A. Cunningham Pursuant to 35ILCS 200/16-65 Kane County Clerk Case No. 13 CH 02034 of the Illinois Property Tax Code, the Kane County Board of Review (Published in the Kane County Notice to Heirs and Legatees. does not intend to equalize assessChronicle, December 31, 2013, Notice is hereby given to you, the ments in Kane County for the as- Dated: December 23, 2013 January 7 & 14, 2014.) Unknown Heirs and Unknown sessment year 2013 payable Legatees of the decedent, Spero A. 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Gramas Sr., that on December 5, Kane County Clerk 2013, an order was entered by the (Published in the Kane County Pictures increase Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, Chronicle, December 31, 2013.) (Published in the Kane County 552 S. Washington Street, Suite attention to your ad! Chronicle, December 24, 31, 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, 2013 & January 7, 2014.) Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above Check us out online Check us out online named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: ASSUMED NAME ASSUMED NAME 201 Andrew Lane, North Aurora, IL PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE 60542. Public Notice is hereby given (Published in the Kane County that on December 23, 2013 a cerChronicle, December 24, 31, tificate was filed in the office of the 2013 & January 7, 2014.) County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, PUBLIC NOTICE conducting and transacting the business known as HERNANDEZ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TACOS located at 1323 Douglas FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538. CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – GENEVA, ILLINOIS Dated: December 23, 2013. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. Enrique Galarza; Veronica Galarza; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Golden Oaks Homeowners Association Defendants.

/s/ John A. Cunningham

Public Notice is hereby given that on December 26, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as THE SWEDISH ORGANIZER located at 215 Jackson Street, Gilberts, IL 60136. Dated: December 26, 2013. /s/ John A. Cunningham

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