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By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – As Geneva Library officials ponder the library’s future, the term “déjà vu” seems appropriate. Not long after rejecting the Cetron property on Richards Street because of environmental concerns, the Sixth Street School property, at 210 S. Sixth St., became a viable player as a site for a new library. The site currently houses the Kane County Regional Office of Education. The library was going to buy that site from the county 10 years ago for $1.02 million, but county officials never took final action for the sale to proceed. The county recently announced it is ready to sell. Adhering to its agreement from 1989, library officials have the right of first refusal. County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen said he anticipates an answer by the end of March, after appraisals from both sides are completed. “As soon as they’re ready, I’m ready,” Lauzen said. “Is the county serious about this? Of course we are. ... Sixth Street School is getting old. It’s maintenance intensive. They have a very good use for it, and we’d like to cooperate and help with that. ... I look forward to Esther’s call.” Board president Esther Steel said in an email response that she always preferred the Sixth Street School site for a library – though other possible locations have not been fully evaluated yet. “The community has voiced its opinion that it prefers a [library] site in the downtown,” Steel said. “Obviously, Sixth Street fills that prerequisite by far the best. I think the county has been wonderful in working with us on Sixth Street. Chris has been very supportive. He really

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Interim director Marilyn Boria talks with assistant director Matt Teske before the start of a public board meeting Monday at Geneva Public Library in Geneva. cares about doing the right thing for Geneva.” The discussion is happening as the library board is looking toward establishing its long-term leadership. Trustees are searching for a new library director after Matt Teske resigned last month. The board majority accepted his resignation, then appointed him as an assistant director. The board appointed Marilyn Boria as temporary interim director. It hopes to find a new director by July 1. Boria also served as interim director in Sugar Grove while its board looked for a new director. ••• Not all believe that the library needs to move. Trustee Steve Andersson, for example, said all options still are on the table – including remaining at 127 James St. “I’m an advocate for staying where we are,” Andersson said. “I sincerely believe staying here is the right decision. In order

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to move, we’d have to go to referendum and propose more taxes, and I’m not ready to do that to the citizens.” Another consideration, Andersson said, is to wait. “I think the nature of books and libraries are changing, and our space might be adequate in the future,” Andersson said. “Give it five to 10 more years. We’ll know more in 10 years than we know right now.” Andersson is seeking his party’s nomination in the March 18 primary state representative race in the 65th District. Trustee Susan Shivers said the library already owns the land where it’s situated. Shivers said she does not support spending money to buy another site without asking taxpayers first. Shivers also said the fact that the library district has $2 million to spend on a

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60 Men Who Cook set at KC Fairgrounds WHAT: Local celebrities will demonstrate their cooking skills when the Geneva Chamber of Commerce presents the 60 Men Who Cook. This is the sixth year for the fundraiser that benefits Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva. Tickets are $35/person; $40 if bought at the door. Ticket price includes food, four chef votes and one best display vote. Additional votes can be purchased that evening.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. April 11 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles INFO: Call Geneva Chamber at 630-2326060 for information. All are welcome. Participants do not have to be professional chefs.

‘The Nature of Clay’ set at Fine Library WHAT: Fine Line Creative Arts Center will host an opening reception for “The Nature of Clay” exhibit by Clay Mirth. WHEN: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22 WHERE: Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles INFO: Visit www.fineline.org or call 630584-9443 for information.

Jazz fundraiser set to benefit District 303 WHAT: The Greater St. Charles Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to support excellence in education within District 303, will host its 19th annual Jazz Event and Distinguished Alumni Awards event. Tickets are $75 a person. Guests will also be able to participate in a live auction that includes items such as Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks tickets, luxury vacation packages and shopping on the Mag Mile.

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Cougars to hold job fair WHAT: The Kane County Cougars will hold a job fair for prospective seasonal employees. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop by the ballpark at any time during the four-hour session to complete an application. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. April 11 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles INFO: Call Geneva Chamber at 630-2326060 for information. All are welcome. Participants do not have to be professional chefs.

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Continued from page 2 new site – which is what the Cetron property would have cost – does not mean it should. “I don’t think it’s right to overtax the taxpayers for years and years and years to save money to buy property,” Shivers said. “The better approach is to tax taxpayers enough to run the library. Then when it’s time to consider purchasing land and build a building, ask taxpayers what they want.” But trustee Bob Shiffler said it would be too difficult to have a property acquisition contract contingent on voter approval – and then wait for an election day. “You can only hold a referendum at certain times,” Shiffler said. “That would make it very difficult to buy any kind of property.” Steel said she does not agree with Shivers’ assessment. She said to her knowledge, past boards believed there was going to be a need for a new library and took measures to plan for that. “It has taken 20 years to put together that money to provide a new site for a new library for the district,” Steel said. “The past boards in my opinion never overtaxed the

taxpayers. They were very careful to set aside some money every year because they believed it was good planning for the future.” ••• The former Sixth Street School lot is 90,000 square feet with a 24,332-square-foot, three-story building, which was built in 1924, situated in a residential area of Geneva’s historic downtown. Still, the Geneva Library District has a long history with the former school site. According to county land records, the library district actually owned the property through a quit-claim deed filed June 1, 1981. Then on Nov. 5, 1988, records show the library sold it to the county for $252,000. County officials made a formal written declaration of the library’s right of first refusal Dec. 12, 1989. So why didn’t library trustees proceed with relocating the library 30 years ago? Sharon Jones, who lives on Franklin Street near the former school site, said she was one of the community leaders who was against it. “I did not object because I didn’t want it next door to my house,” Jones said. “I was one of the leaders who preferred it [the building at 127 James St.] was added on ... to keep

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a presence in the downtown. I encouraged them to tear down the building next door.” In 1995, the library bought the American Legion Post 75 next door, tore it down and expanded the library. Now, Jones said she supports the possibility of a new library at the Sixth Street School site, but not until a study is done first. For Jones, parking is critical for the library, no matter where it is located. The current building does not have a dedicated parking lot and patrons must park and walk to the building. “If the Sixth Street School site would suit the needs of a library of the future, then tear it down and start from scratch,” Jones said. “The library would still be downtown, and I would be supportive of that. They need to find out what the requirements for the library are – now.”

••• The county’s intent to sell its property prompted library officials to have a library architect do a presentation to the board last month about what is involved in creating a building plan for a new library. A building plan, officials said, is something they need – but as to whether they need it before exercising their option on Sixth Street, after or concurrently – also is in flux. Library officials have not taken action to hire a company to do that building plan. Trustee Pat Lord said she hoped the board will issue a request for proposals to create a building plan. “Part of the reason of having a building plan is to have an idea of what kind of library you want to build,” Lord said. “The final size of the library footprint has not been established yet.”

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The Sixth Street location would allow library officials to keep the library in the downtown area, she said. If trustees vote to buy that site, and voters don’t want to fund building a new library there, officials can always sell the property, Lord said. Another reason Shivers said she would vote against buying a new site for a library is because there has not been a formal study of what can be done with the current library. But Steel said the process of re-evaluating and reconfiguring the current library’s space is constant. “I think we will evaluate our building yet again ... because that is the right thing to do,” Steel said. “It will update everyone on what has been done and what else can be done. The board will be discussing that at its next meeting.”

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Pet care facility proposed for Rex’s By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A former restaurant that closed nearly five years ago might reopen as a pet care facility. City planner Matt O’Rourke said Wednesday that a pet care business is interested in the former Rex’s Cork and Fork, 1317 E. Main St., St. Charles. The restaurant closed in March 2009 after 40 years. O’Rourke did not know the name of the proposed pet business offhand but said the St. Charles location would not be its first location. In addition to overnight boarding, the pet care facility would sell pet products and offer such services as pet grooming and day care, O’Ro-

urke said. Zoning issues need to be worked through, he said. “The zoning ordinance doesn’t have a use category that adequately reflects this business model,” O’Rourke said. A public hearing is set for the March 4 Plan Commission meeting, O’Rourke said. He anticipates the proposal will need at least two public hearings, he said. After the Plan Commission’s review, the proposal will go to the Planning and Development Committee and the St. Charles City Council. O’Rourke said the applicant hasn’t indicated it will make external changes to the building, but he expects the structure will undergo internal renovations.

8POLICE REPORTS Campton Hills • Jeren William Hoffman, 26, of the 6N300 block of Oakwood Drive, Campton Hills, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 4, with domestic battery. St. Charles • Fabian S. Cruz, 28, of the 29W500 block of North Avenue, West Chicago, was charged Friday, Feb. 7, with driving with an expired registration. He also was arrested on a Kendall County warrant for failing to appear in court on charges of marijuana possession and resisting police. • Andrew David Cabin, 40, of the 200 block of Walnut Drive, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, Feb. 8, with public drunkenness. • Samuel Vilmeus, 29, of the 900 block of Ridge Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Sunday, Feb. 9, on a DeKalb County warrant for failing to appear

in court on a charge of driving with a suspended license. • Nicole M. Stockton, 19, of the 4N200 block of Lake Eleanor Drive, Wayne, was charged Saturday, Feb. 8, with felony retail theft for reportedly stealing three purses and one wallet totaling $516 from Von Maur, 3810 E. Main St., St. Charles. She reportedly told police she wanted to sell the handbags to people at school or online to make money for college tuition. • Kyle Isaac Ivanov, 19, of the 700 block of Serendipity Drive, Aurora, was charged Sunday, Feb. 9, with obstructing identification. He also was arrested on a Kane County warrant for failing to appear in court and two Kendall County warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of manufacturing/delivering marijuana and theft.

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By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – St. Charles police are reminding children to be aware of their surroundings and to not talk to strangers following a suspicious incident involving a girl waiting for the school bus, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday. At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, a man in a car approached a 13-year-old girl waiting for the school bus at Turnberry Road and Royal Queens

another child at the bus stop said the school bus would be there in a minute, police reported. The man was described as about 40 to 50 years old and white with short gray hair and a scruffy beard. He was driving a light colored tan or silver four-door car. A parent reported the incident, police spokeswoman Lisa Blackwell said. She said anyone with information is encouraged to call the department at 630377-4435 or the Anonymous Drug and Crime Tip Line at

866-378-4267. Blackwell said police would want to speak with the man. She said the incident serves as a reminder to children to be aware of their surroundings and to not talk to strangers. In a message notifying parents of the incident, St. Charles School District 303 offered similar advice. “Please remind your students about basic safety rules: Don’t talk to strangers and immediately report suspicious activity to a trusted adult,” the message states.

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salad, garlic bread and the “legendary dessert buffet.” Hot dogs and chips are always available as an alternative meal. Anyone wishing to donate money to the supper program can do so by sending a check

to the church office marked “Third Tuesday Suppers” or donating in the “quiet can” that sits on the beverage table on supper night. All funds received go directly to supper expenses.

Jim was a skydiver, pilot, builder, craftsman, motorcyclist, beekeeper, mentor and so much more. He was the father of four children and is survived by Theresa (Joe) of Portland, Ore.; Jeff (Dawn) of Elgin; and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Neumann Church, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, followed by a luncheon gathering to celebrate his life. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Alpha Phi Sorority. She married Frank Kendall Burgess in 1942 and they were married for 63 years, until his death in 2005. As a lifelong Geneva resident, Mary Lou was a community volunteer, serving on the school board, hospital Women’s Board and other organizations. She was owner of Robin’s Bookshop for 15 years and during that time, she served as president of the Third Street Merchants Association. Mary Lou was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Geneva UCC, where she looked forward to attending Sunday services and the wonderful musical programs. She is survived by her four children, Nancy Burgess True (John), Peter (Nancy), Bradford (Claudia) and Craig (Debra); as well as 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for May, with details to follow at a later date. Memorials may be made to The First Congregational Church of Geneva UCC, 327 Hamilton St.,

Geneva, Illinois 60134. Arrangements will be handled by Malone Funeral Home in Geneva. For information, call 630-2328233 or visit www.malonefh.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

8LOCAL BRIEF Church to host ‘Italian winter supper’ Tuesday GENEVA – An “Italian winter supper” event is set from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva.

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8OBITUARIES JAMES E. BARON Born: Aug. 8, 1938 Died: Jan. 31, 2014 ST. CHARLES – James E. Baron, 75, of St. Charles, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Jim was born in Rhinelander, Wis., on Aug. 8, 1938. He graduated from Leyden High School where he met Louise Szwajkart, his wife, partner and best friend of 54 years. He earned a football scholarship to Carlsbad Community College and completed his Associate’s Degree in Architecture. A large man beyond his 6-foot2 height and broad-shouldered stature, Jim was a quiet giant with a soft voice, huge heart, generous spirit and a memorable birthmarked face. Talented with tools, he always was ready to lend a hand. He was the owner of Baron Builders and Hinckley Parachute Center and partner in Lou’s Logos & Letters.

MARY LOU BURGESS (NEE COOPER) Born: Sept. 24, 1919 Died: Feb. 2, 2014 BATAVIA – Mary Lou Burgess (nee Cooper), 94, former longtime resident of Geneva, died peacefully in Batavia on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Mary Lou was born in Aurora on Sept. 24, 1919. She attended West Aurora High School and received her degree from Northwestern University in 1941, where she was a member of the

FRANCES LOUISE McKAY Died: Feb. 9, 2014 Frances Louise McKay, 86, of Beaufort, S.C., and formerly of St. Charles, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be private. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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Court, according to a St. Charles Police Department bulletin. The intersection is near Kirk Road northeast of Wredling Middle School and St. Charles East High School. The man reportedly asked the girl what school she attended and told her to “get in the car.” The girl refused, police said, but the man didn’t leave. Instead, police reported, he said, “It’s cold out so get in the car, and I’ll take you to school.” The man drove away after

Clarence “Bud” Abbott: The visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, until the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett. Following services, cremation will be at Countryside Crematory. Interment will be private Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Union Cemetery in St. Charles. Fred Creiger: Funeral prayers will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. ( Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles, for celebration of funeral Mass at noon, with Father David Peck as celebrant. Burial will follow in West Side Cemetery, Geneva. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Malone Funeral Home with a rosary at 7:45 p.m. Bettye Frunzar: Private interment will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. A celebration of life will be Friday, June 13, at a location yet to be determined. Condolences to the family and memories shared may be forwarded to Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506. For information, call 630897-9291. Karen L. Kraus: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, in St. Charles. Interment will be private. Carrie E. Petrie: A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St., Elburn. Arrangements are being handled through the care of Conley Funeral Home in Elburn. J. Todd Pomplin: A memorial service will be at noon Sunday, Feb. 16, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., (Corner of Routes 64 and 25), St. Charles. Interment will be private. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Emma A. Sullivano: Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St. (Route 64), St. Charles. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Alsip. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., (corner of Route 64 and Route 25), St. Charles.

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Robbins drops out of Congressional race By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com Lisle resident Craig Robbins on Wednesday said he was dropping out of the race for the 11th Congressional District because of time constraints. “While I remain dedicated to serving the community, the state of Illinois and the country, several events have taken place that will make it too difficult to commit the time required to run a successful campaign through the general election in November,” Robbins said in a statement. “Due to a number of significant changes related to both my professional and military service obligations in 2014, I am unable to continue the campaign at this time.”

Robbins is a captain in the Illinois Army National Guard. With Robbins dropping out, that leaves Naperville businessman Bert Miller, conservative talk show host Ian Bayne of Aurora, Grundy County Board member Chris Balkema and state Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville, in the running for the Republican nomination in the March 18 primary. The 11th District includes North Aurora, Aurora, Naperville, Lisle and Joliet. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, has held the seat since November after defeating former U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert. From 2008 to 2011, Foster represented Illinois’ 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Foster was defeated in November 2010 by then-state Sen. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Books Between Bites to welcome Munson BATAVIA – Batavia’s monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes Lester Munson, nationally known commentator and ESPN senior writer and legal analyst, for his annual visit to the program from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The event is free. Munson will discuss the books “Ramblers: Loyola Chicago 1963 – The Team that Changed the Color of College Basketball” by Michael Lenehan and “The 34Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobbleheads, Cracker Jacks, Jockstraps, Eye Black, and 375 Other Strange and Unforgettable Objects” by Sports Illustrated’s Steve Rushin. People are invited to bring their lunch and eat as they enjoy the program and discussion. Lunch items, beverages and baked goods

can be bought at Chapters Coffeehouse & Café, located just inside the library. For information, visit www. booksbetweenbites.com or call 630-482-9157.

All driver services facilities reopen today Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all driver services facilities and offices, including facilities open Tuesday through Saturday, were closed Wednesday in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. All facilities will reopen for regular business today. Individuals can visit the Secretary of State’s website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com, to locate the nearest facility and the hours of operation. In addition, drivers can change an address, register to become an organ and tissue donor or renew license plate stickers by mail.

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GENEVA – The Fox Valley Gathering of People Helpers, a professional networking organization, will have a guest speaker at its monthly luncheon who will share “PR Secrets” to help them get the word out about their services. The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at Fiora’s, 317 S. Third St. in Geneva. In sharing the essential elements that consistently secure media coverage, Matt Baron of Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services draws on his 20 years as a journalist and eight years

operating a public relations and strategic communications practice. He helps individuals and organizations grow their ability to identify their organization’s legitimate news, as well as how to communicate it to their target audience so that they bolster their credibility and create relationships that result in additional media exposure. All attendees will receive a 10-page PR Secrets workbook that is a blueprint for immediately applicable public relations efforts. To reserve a seat for the luncheon, call N30-297-3617.

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ST. CHARLES – The Rotary Club of St. Charles is accepting scholarship applications through mid-March, the organization said in a news release. An applicant must be a St. Charles-area high school graduate, have his or her GED or be a nontraditional student entering a college or university. Direct relatives of Rotarians are not eligible. Candidates will be evaluated on financial need, community involvement, extracur-

ricular activities, grade point average and cultural experience. Applications are available in the “Download” section of the club’s website, www.rotarystc.org and also by email at jmartin@jknet.com. Completed applications must be mailed to St. Charles Rotary Club, 609 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174. They must be postmarked no later than March 15 to be considered for review at the April 16 foundation board meeting. Applications submitted after March 15 may be consid-

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GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars organization will host Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K at 8 a.m. May 31 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Registration is now open for the event at www.kccougars. com and www.racetime.info. The event will start and finish on the field at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, with the finish line at home plate. Participants will be seen on the stadium’s videoboard through a live-feed camera and can receive a high-five from Ozzie T. Cougar on the final

stretch of the race inside the ballpark. Families with children are encouraged to participate as strollers are permitted and there is a special discounted rate for participants between 5 and 18 years old. Businesses interested in race sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to email ozzie@ kanecountycougars.com. Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for those age 5 through 18. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to the Ozzie’s Scholars Reading Scholarship Program.

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Grab your mates and get ready for a battle of wits. Three-person teams will duke it out from reserved tables in the audience. Three rounds of correct and incorrect answers will be tallied and winners will be announced.

You don’t have to be a Downton Abbey fan to do well. Our questions will be inspired by historical events from 1912 to the early 1920s, the time period in which Downton Abbey takes place.

You will be helping the cause in titanic proportions. Bee proceeds keep our program afloat. When you participate, you help hundreds of adults in the Fox Valley learn to read, write, understand, and speak English through one-to-one tutoring from Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley.

If you win, you can lord it over everyone. Winners will take center stage and receive awards and prizes generously donated by local businesses and individuals. Your team photo will grace our website for one year and your team will be featured in our newsletter for posterity.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Bean bag tourney, bunco game planned Feb. 22 ELGIN – A bean bag tournament and bunco game to benefit the Association for Individual Development is set for Feb. 22 at the AID Elgin Training Center, 1135 Bowes Road, Elgin. Registration is set from 1 to 2 p.m., and play begins at 2 p.m. The cost is $50 a team, and there are prizes.

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BATAVIA – A jury trial is expected to start next week for a Chicago woman charged in a stabbing at the Batavia Apartments in August 2012. Cyrenthia D. Williams was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, each a felony. Police found a Cyrenthia D. 26-year-old Au- Williams rora woman who said she had been stabbed with a knife in a domestic dispute. She was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva with injuries that weren’t life-threatening. Williams’ jury trial is set to start Tuesday. Williams, who was 18 at the time of the stabbing, is no longer in custody after posting $1,000 bail.

That was the second stabbing at the Batavia Apartments that police responded to in 2012. Latoya Baines, 27, a former Batavia Apartments resident, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the April 30, 2012, stabbing death of Chicago resident Gerald J. Jackson, 25. Police said the stabbing was the result of a domestic dispute. Her next court hearing is set for March 12, and she remains in the Kane County Jail on a $750,000 bond. Baines has been in custody for 653 days. Police responding to the incident found two females, one of them Baines, struggling with each other at the bottom of the stairwell. Officers said they later found three knives in the hallway where the females had been struggling. After conducting a field investigation, police said they were able to determine that the incident occurred as a result of a domestic dispute between the victim and Baines.

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Looking to drum up support for a road project they said would benefit students in the Kaneland area, a Kane County Board member and a state representative took their message to Monday’s school District 302 board meeting. County Board member Melisa Taylor, R-Sugar Grove, joined state Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, in talking about the Dauberman Road extension, a long-discussed project in Big Rock Township. “We are trying to jumpstart this project,” said Pritchard, who added that “unfortunately, the County Board has been focused on projects farther north.” Dauberman Road would be extended south to Granart Road, with a bridge crossing over railroad tracks. That would solve a safety issue, Taylor and Pritchard said. It affects Kaneland because the Big Rock Fire Department is among those that provide emergency services to Kaneland High School. Taylor said emergency vehicles often are forced to go miles out of the way because of long waits for trains. Taylor said they were

8LOCAL BRIEF All invited for day of prayer March 15 AURORA – All are invited for a day of prayer, meditation and reflection of the teachings of Pope Francis at Marmion’s Day of Recollection. It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 at Marmion, 1000 Butterfield Road,

Aurora. The Rev. Marcos Rivas OSB of Marmion Abbey will be speaking about Pope Francis’ theology and challenges to the Christian world. For information or to register, visit www.marmion. org/recollection.

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seeking feedback from residents who would be affected. “We want you to critique it,” Taylor said, looking at those in attendance at the meeting, including visitors and Kaneland school board members. Visitors asked about the cost, which Pritchard said at one time was $12 million to $15 million, but he added that “was years ago.” School board member Tony Valente wondered whether that would add to the traffic for Kaneland students, but Pritchard said there already was a lot of traffic, and he didn’t see that it would be increased. Board member Gale Pavlak said it wouldn’t be an impact on Kaneland students, as it is in the Hinckley-Big Rock district. Taylor and Pritchard distributed a resolution to board members, seeking their support. The resolution requests the Kane County Board to prioritize the project and authorize the Kane County Transportation Department to begin “a study outlining the scope of the project, costs and other considerations.” Taylor said it was a first step. “The entire dream will not be done overnight,” she said.

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OPINIONS What’s important in sports Last week, I went to the best high school sports event, which was appropriately titled “The Big Game.” St. Charles East’s Illinois Special Olympics basketball team took on the varsity boys basketball team, and it was a game no one will forget. The Big Game is the one and only pep band game that I actually enjoy going to. While we played through our collection of pop tunes in the stands before the game, the players were dancing and jamming along between their warm-ups on the court. It was clear that they wholeheartedly appreciated our music. The looks on their faces made us want to play more. By the time the game started, the student section was packed fuller than I’ve ever seen before. Kids were decked out in their ISO spirit wear, with some holding cutouts of the “home” ISO players. The energy in the room was both powerful and genuine. When each member of the home team was introduced, the crowd went wild; the “visiting” varsity team was very clearly booed. Once the game started, it was clear that our ISO was on a roll. They were literally shooting baskets around the varsity players, who – may I add – were at full strength. By half time, the home team had a dominating lead. The teams rested up as an array of performers, including the ISO dance team, entertained the crowd. In the end, our home team won! While the victory was impressive, the best part was that each player had made a basket. Some even did cartwheels between plays. All of the

LIFE AT EAST Brigid Ackerman kids out there, no matter what jersey they were wearing, had obvious talent and passion for the game. What made The Big Game refreshing was the pure joy that was in the gym that night. Whether it was someone on the court shooting hoops, in the stands cheering loudly or volunteering in one of the many roles, that joy was palpable to all. While I’m sure some of the ISO players struggle off the court, just for one night they didn’t have a care in the world. I can honestly say that I learned a few things about perseverance that night. Sometimes they didn’t make the basket on the first shot. It took two, three or even four times to make it in to the hoop. Yet the players stayed there in the paint until they made their shot. They were also some of the nicest basketball players I’ve ever seen. If a teammate wanted to take a shot, the ball would be passed immediately without any hesitation. It’s safe to say that everyone who went had a great time. I hope that my school hosts more events like The Big Game. It was a great reminder that scores and stats aren’t that important; what’s more valuable is doing something that you love.

• Brigid Ackerman is a senior at St. Charles East High School. She enjoys playing the trumpet, eating bread, and writing this column, which runs every other Thursday. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com

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The law is also a mandate THE WASHINGTON POST The Obama administration on Monday announced that it was delaying, once again, enforcement of the Affordable Care Act “employer mandate.” The Treasury Department released rules Monday for medium and large employers, which under the ACA are supposed to chip in for their employees’ health care. The law says they were supposed to have provided health coverage to full-time employees by Jan. 1 or pay fines to help defray the government’s costs of covering them. Last summer, in response to business concerns that the rules weren’t ready, the Treasury delayed these requirements for a year. That was already a stretch of governmental discretion,

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but it was defensible given the law’s complexity and the relatively small consequences of delaying this particular mandate. This week, the Treasury changed the rules again – medium-size businesses will get another year before they must comply, and large businesses will have a softer coverage target to meet next year. This delays any bad press or bad feelings engendered by the mandate beyond the 2014 election. The administration claims legal wiggle room in the Internal Revenue Code, which allows the Treasury secretary to make “needful rules and regulations” about tax collection, including those “as may be necessary by reason of any alteration of law.” Treasury has used this provision to jus-

tify smoothing out the phase-in of other laws. But the administration is unilaterally making distinctions between large businesses and medium ones; the latter group, which will get hit hardest and scream loudest when the employer mandate kicks in, will be treated more leniently. Studies have shown that the employer mandate isn’t key to insuring more people, so its implementation is not crucial to getting the whole ACA working. Rather, it’s mostly a revenue-raising measure to fund health care reform; the first year-long delay cost the Treasury $12 billion. If there’s a less disruptive way to raise that money, Congress should repeal the employer mandate. Until then, the president should implement the law.

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The Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills has the photo exhibit “Love Makes A Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families” on display.

Photo exhibit depicts families of many types By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com Kathy Westman believes love makes a family. Westman is in charge of the Parlor Art Gallery at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills, which currently is hosting the traveling photo exhibit “Love Makes A Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families.” “It is an exhibit about letting people define themselves as families,” Westman said. The exhibit was created by the Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization Family Diversity Projects as a way of helping combat homophobia. Since it began touring in 1996, the exhibit has traveled to more than 1,000 communities across the nation. People can view the exhibit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the church, 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, March 15. Westman believes the exhibit is timely given same-sex marriages will begin in Illinois after the state legalized gay marriage last year. “These are just people who love each other and have come together,” she said. The Congregational United Church of Christ itself is an “open and affirming” church, meaning it welcomes persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. “We don’t discriminate,” said the Rev. Suzy Richards Daly, associate minister at the church. “To me, love is love. There is not enough of it in this world.” Westman agreed. “We make clear that all families are

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Kathy Westman helped the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills acquire the photo exhibit “Love Makes A Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families.” The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, March 15. equal,” she said. “There are not normal families. There are not different families.” Interviews with the families that are part of the “Love Makes A Family” exhibit accompany the photos. “I felt like I was literally engaging with them,” Westman said. “I had to be sensitive to their joy and pain. It helps bring us into their zone when you start hearing their voices. Their story becomes very personal.” The Parlor Art Gallery hasn’t shied from controversial topics. Last summer, the gallery had an exhibit depicting the

plight of the Palestinian people, and this summer, it will display the Shower of Stoles Project, a traveling collection of more than 1,000 liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith. The project was founded by Martha Juillerat, a lesbian Presbyterian minister in Missouri who chose to set aside her ordination in 1995 when she was threatened with being defrocked after announcing her sexual orientation. “It’s another arena for us to explore issues of faith,” Daly said.

Learn more To find out more information about the “Love Makes A Family” exhibit, visit www.familydiv.org.


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WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 (tickets should be purchased by Friday, Feb. 14) WHERE: The Herrington Inn’s Pump House, 15 S. River Lane, Geneva COST/INFO: After wrapping up a ifth season of Dancing with the Geneva Stars, the Geneva Cultural Arts

Commission will host a new fundraising gala, Eat Your Art Out! At the event, art will be paired with food and wine, and the Herrington Inn’s executive chef, Jason Tsoris, will create culinary dishes inspired by local ine art. The art will be on display throughout the evening and available for purchase during a live auction. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour (cash bar) and silent auction from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner and a live auction will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $100. Seating is limited, and should be purchased by Friday, Feb. 14, to secure a seat. To purchase tickets, visit www.genevarts.org. For more information, call 630-938-4530. Proceeds will beneit the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission.

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WHEN: 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 WHERE: Albright Theatre, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia (third loor

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, aturday, turday, Feb. 15 WHERE: Two Brothers

of the Batavia Government Building) COST/INFO: The Albright Theatre has partnered with local poets and writers from the Teen Writers and Artists Project and Waterline Writers to present the Valentine’s Day Spoken Word/Poetry Showcase. The lineup will consist of several writers, including John Arends, J.W. Basilo, Corey Dillard, Adam Gottlieb, Amelia Garcia, Diana Zwinak and more. To reserve a spot, call 630-4068838. Attendees must be 18 or older to attend. Admission is $10. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the performance, courtesy of Aliano’s Ristorante.

Roundhouse 205 N. Broadway, Aurora COST/INFO: Fyre Productions and Two Brothers Roundhouse will present the third annual Bob Marley and D.J. Fyre Birthday Bash. There is no cover charge. Attendees must be 21 or older to be admitted.

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WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 WHERE: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora COST/INFO: The Paramount Theatre in Aurora will present

its 2014 gala “Viva Las Vegas.” Tickets cost $100. An all-inclusive ticket will include dinner on the historic Paramount Theatre stage; an open bar throughout the evening; gambling for prizes; and a silent and live auction. The event also will include dancing, entertainment, an Elvis impersonator and showgirls. Proceeds from this event will support the “Dreams Do Come True” program. Seating is limited. For tickets, call the box ofice at 630-896-6666 or visit ParamountAurora.com.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 WHERE: Kiss The Sky, 180 W.

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First St., Batavia COST/INFO: Train Company with Beautiful Collision will perform a free show for all ages at the Batavia record store Kiss The Sky.


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Restaurant reviews

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planks running vertically along the wall behind the bar. Rusticity and modern edge converge within the confines of Puebla. Cast iron elements pair nicely with urban lighting and textured deep woods. Mustard yellow bar-height seating and wallpaper mimicking Spanish-mosaic tile add pops of color. I ordered a Coke, which came in a large, glass bottle, and my dining companion stuck with water. We started with the Guacamole Elota ($8) with grilled corn, epazote, serrano and queso fresco and the slightly spicy Chile de Arbol salsa ($2) made with grilled tomatillo, roasted serrano, garlic and roasted chile de arbol. Puebla charges for chips and salsa, which will set you back $2 for a petite sampling. The idea is that you order a couple to try the different flavor combinations. There are six salsas to sample and six different flavor-infused guacamoles, as well as three ceviches – one with squid ($11), shrimp ($14) and octopus ($13). The corn-layered guacamole tasted fresh and chunky, which I always prefer, but it could have used a little more salt to really bring out the flavor of the avocado. Among the six taco selection – not including the Taco Del Dia – my dining companion and I opted to share an order of the Al Pastor ($10), chili marinated pork with grilled pineapple chunks, onions and cilantro; and the Estilo Baja ($11), crispy-battered tilapia, red cabbage slaw, tempura avocado, siracha crema and cilantro.

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ABOVE: Puebla in St. Charles features several taco selections, including the Al Pastor – four tacos filled with chili-marinated pork, grilled pineapple chunks, onions and cilantro. BELOW: The Elote Mexicano is a well-plated side dish consisting of sweet corn, chili mayonnaise and crema epazote. BOTTOM: Puebla’s decor combines rustic elements with a modern edge.

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uebla Modern Mexican, located in the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles, is a hip, contemporary Mexican restaurant stirring up the flavors of its namesake town – Puebla, Mexico. In a previous Kane County Chronicle story, Pizzeria Neo owner Tony Alfonso said he opened Puebla because he wanted to see more Mexican food options in the downtown St. Charles area. The restaurant’s head chef, Joseph Chapa, hails from the Spanish-colonial town of Puebla, and brings with him recipes with authentic flair. The restaurant boasts more than 50 types of tequila, unique taco selections, salsas, botanas and tortas. An extensive drink menu features tequila flights, a wine list and an array of margaritas, such as the Smokey Sweet ($10) made with fresh mango, blueberry, lime juice and chile morita. Margaritas range in price from $9 to $16. The beer flight features brews from 5 Rabbit, a Chicago-based Latin-American inspired craft brewery. My dining companion and I visited the eatery on a weekday for lunch. The restaurant can seat about 150 people, and there were only a few tables occupied by customers when we arrived. Though the restaurant was not full, the service, which was quite accommodating, was pretty slow overall. We lounged in a large, sprawling booth flanking the windows and facing the bar, which is fit with flatscreen TVs mounted on rustic wood

WHAT: Puebla Modern Mexican WHERE: 51 S. First St., St. Charles HOURS: Closed Mondays; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays INFORMATION: 630-945-3408 or pueblamodernmexican.com To accompany the tacos, we ordered the Elote Mexicano ($5), a well-plated dish of sweet corn, chili mayonnaise and crema epazote. Although, the Al Pastor Tacos had a tendency of falling apart in our hands, they were the table favorite. The pineapple added a pop of sweetness to the chili-marinated pork. The Baja tacos’ tempura avocado pieces – fried avocado chunks – were very strange, and I don’t think frying the avocado necessarily added anything special to the dish. If anything, the fried flavor overwhelmed the other ingredients. The siracha crema kept the dish from tasting dry, but there should have been more of it. The Elota Mexicano tasted great, and all of the components of the dish were spot on.

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But, overall, everything could have been slightly better-seasoned to really bring out the flavors of each dish. With hip, trend-setting drinks; unique Mexican dishes; and a cool, casual vibe, Puebla makes for a nice – though slightly expensive – night out in downtown St. Charles.

• The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at Shaw Media. The diner’s identity is not revealed to the restaurant staff before or during the meal. The Mystery Diner visits different restaurants and then reports on the experience. If the Mystery Diner cannot recommend the establishment, we will not publish a review.


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‘I Have a Dream,’ ‘Bay of Portugal’ coming to Steel Beam Theatre PLANIT KANE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com

“Mom and Rachel Making Lunch,” a photograph by Sarah Baranski, is featured in Waubonsee Community College’s Art Faculty Exhibition, running through Monday, Feb. 24.

ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre will present two shows next weekend. “The Bay of Portugal” will open Friday, Feb. 21, and the one-night performance of “I Have a Dream: A King’s Journey” will take place Sunday, Feb. 23.

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Waubonsee showcasing faculty art through Feb. 24 PLANIT KANE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com SUGAR GROVE – In the Waubonsee Community College art department’s latest art showcase, the teacher is the exhibiting artist. Running through Monday, Feb. 24, the Art Faculty Exhibition will feature paintings and drawings in oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal, as well as photo-

graphs, ceramics and various mixed media, among other work. Faculty with works being exhibited include Sarah Baranski, Danielle Barton, Greg Binder, Wade Duerkes, Emily Franklin, John Fu, Doug Jeppesen, Sherri Lerche, Dan Merkel, Martine Stuckey, Joseph Turner and David Willett. Most of the artwork on display will be available for pur-

chase. The exhibition is located in the Arrowhead Room gallery in the Dickson Center on the Sugar Grove Campus, located at Route 47 and Waubonsee Drive. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is closed Sundays.

ECC Musical Theatre to present ‘Into the Woods’ PLANIT KANE planitkanenews@shawmedia.com ELGIN – The Elgin Community College Musical Theatre group will present its spring production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” running from Friday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, March 2, in the Blizzard Theatre, located in Building H of the ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The fairy-tale inspired musical starts at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. “Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, takes the storybook characters from “The Brothers Grimm” and brings them together in a modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella, who wants to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack (of beanstalk fame) who wishes his cow

would give milk. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. The story also includes a host of other fairytale characters, including Little Red Riding Hood, a wicked witch and Rapunzel. ECC professor John G. Slawson is the artistic and musical director. The musical is directed and choreographed by Konnie Kay. Area cast members include Desiree Bartee, Harmony Barry and Terry Christianson of St. Charles; Dori Collins of Batavia; Francesca Contaldo and Justin Green of South Elgin; and Noah Nohling, Janette Spink, Maggie Strong, Jenny Steljes and Jorge Galvan of Elgin. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and children ages 12 and younger. Tickets for all performances in the ECC Arts Center are available online at tickets.elgin.edu or at the ECC Box Office, located in the arts center. To purchase tickets by phone, call 847-622-0300.

The theater is celebrating Black History Month with a show featuring Marcus Gentry, who will present “I Have a Dream: A King’s Journey” – a one-man show recreating some of the most important speeches given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Gentry is a nationally-known playwright, entertainer and recording artist who uses vocal imitation to bring the words of King to life. Steel Beam Theatre audiences will remember Gentry as the boss in “Fairways,” where he earned ovations for his rendition of “Leader Board Blues.” “He’s one of the most versatile and engaging actors to appear at Steel Beam, and we feel very privileged to be able to present his talents, and Dr. King’s inspiration, to Fox Valley audiences,” said Donna Steele, executive and artistic director of Steel Beam, in a news release. Tickets cost $20 and are available at www.steelbeamtheatre.com or by calling 630-587-8521.

‘Bay of Portugal’ The premiere of the comedy “The Bay of Portugal” will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Emmy-Award winning author Richard Culliton of New York offered his new play to Steel Beam after starring there onstage in last season’s “Seafarer,” directed by Donna Steele, as well as appearing in past

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Marcus Gentry will perform “I Have a Dream: A King’s Journey”at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. seasons in “Glen Garry Glen Ross,” “Later Life,” and “Love Letters.” Culliton is a screenwriter currently on the award-winning team of “Days of Our Lives.” “The Bay of Portugal” is a romantic comedy reuniting two now-estranged parents at the engagement party of their daughter. Pat Able of Geneva and Steele of Oak Park play the couple, uniting to celebrate the impending wedding of their daughter (Valerie Zawada of Geneva) and future son-in-law (Keith Compton of Schaumburg). Bill Sherry of St. Charles plays the current husband who’s “footing the bill.” Terry Domschke of Elgin directs. Tickets for the world premiere are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $23 for students. On opening night, Forever Yogurt, located below Steel Beam Theatre, will invite the audience to meet the author, the cast and enjoy free yogurt following the performance. The show continues through Sunday, March 16, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Purchase tickets at www. steelbeamtheatre.com or by calling 630-587-8521.


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Shared success for St. Charles North duo By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Carving out time for bowling has been tricky for St. Charles North senior Ashley Montgomery, while classmate Bobbi Jo Buhlman has been a fixture around the lanes since she was a little girl. North’s senior leaders take markedly different approaches with the sport but have united to make the North Stars among the prime contenders to advance from Saturday’s Freeport Sectional. “I think Bobbi Jo’s always felt comfortable bowling, and Ashley’s really grown into herself, last year, but this year’s a big difference,” North coach Lindsay Madej said. Four-year varsity bowlers for North’s five-year old girls bowling program, Buhlman and Montgomery have played crucial roles in turning North into one of the area’s top teams. The North Stars finished second out of 10 teams at Saturday’s Metea Valley Regional to earn their trip to Freeport. In Montgomery’s case, committing to North bowling required major schedule-manipulating, especially earlier this season. Montgomery is heavily involved in music, theater and photography at North, and ran into a steady stream of conflicts in December with bowling season underway and North’s Madrigal performance approaching. She typically left bowling practice early and arrived at music rehearsals late, although she occasionally had to skip rehearsals or matches altogether to accommodate pressing events. “It was stressful,” Montgomery said. “It was around finals, too, because it was the end of the semester, so it was stressful, but I liked doing both of them, so it was stressful thinking about all the things I had to do, but when I was doing them, I love doing them, so it was something that I enjoyed.” Buhlman, meanwhile, isn’t single-minded about bowling, but her focus on the sport is rivaled by few in the area. Her father, Ken is an assistant coach for North, and her older

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ABOVE: St. Charles North bowler Ashley Montgomery practices Wednesday at St. Charles Bowl. BELOW: Teammate Bobbi Jo Buhlman also practices Wednesday.

brother, Ben, bowls collegiately at St. Ambrose, where Bobbi Jo intends to bowl next year. Her team-best average of 205 and high game of 298 this season are evidence of her longstanding investment in the sport. Buhlman was North’s lone state qualifier last year as a junior. Buhlman credited a new wristguard with helping her take her bowling to an even higher level this season. “It took a while, but finally I got used to it, and now I can’t bowl without it,” Buhlman said. While Buhlman is North’s top bowler, it was Montgomery who led the way at regionals with a 1,220 pinfall in six games, the second-best output at the regional. “I actually finished bowling

and then one of the people in the crowd were like ‘Hey, do you know that you got second?’ and I didn’t really believe them at first, but it was really cool,” Montgomery said. “And then the pro bowler, Sean Rash, was there, and we got to meet him, and he handed out the awards, and that was just a cool experience.” Montgomery’s 185 season average is two pins behind North’s No. 2 bowler, junior Mari Elias. The North Stars will need their depth to come through Saturday to claim one of four berths to the state meet Feb. 21 and 22 in Rockford. St. Charles East – which took third at regionals – also is part of the sectional field. “I don’t think Bobbi Jo wants to go by herself,” Madej

said. “I think she wants to bring everybody with her.” Leaning on quality senior leaders like Buhlman and Montgomery has helped Madej coax team wide buy-in to her bowling philosophy of treating the sport as seriously as other athletes take their sports. A former volleyball coach at North, Madej has transferred much of her approach from that sport to bowling, especially when it comes to nutrition and embracing calisthenics. “I come from a different place,” Madej said. “I come from Division I, college volleyball. I come from coaching girls who went to play Division I, college volleyball, and we did conditioning all the time. So it’s second-nature to me, and why should it be any different with bowling? “We don’t eat bowling alley food, we don’t drink pop, we don’t have candy at our lanes. We treat this just like any other sport. I think that’s important that they think about themselves as athletes, not just ‘Oh, we’re at the bowling alley,’ because when you walk into a bowling alley, you don’t always think about being serious and competitive. You kind of think about hanging out on a Friday night with cosmic lights going, and your friends.”

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys basketball: Walther Lutheran at Wheaton Academy, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Bartlett at Geneva, 7:15 p.m.; Waubonsie Valley at St. Charles East, 7:15 p.m.; South Elgin at St. Charles North, 7:15 p.m.; DeKalb at Kaneland, 7 p.m. FRIDAY Boys basketball: Geneva at Larkin, 7:15 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.; Marmion at Aurora Christian, 7:30 p.m.; Kaneland at Yorkville, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Neuqua Valley at Batavia, 7:15 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m.


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[track is] all you really can do,” Sydney Strang said. “I’ve always liked running and once I saw her doing it, I figured I would try it, too.” As a junior, Strang helped Kaneland win the Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional. At state, she anchored the Knights’ ninth-place 4x800-meter relay that opened with Amanda Lesak, Aislinn Lodwig and Jessica Kucera. With several experienced teammates back in the fold alongside her, Strang likes Kaneland’s chances as meets get under way. “We’re just enjoying the season,” Strang said. “Having some fun.” East girls up to speed: St. Charles East girls coach Tim Wolf glances at his stopwatch and can’t help grinning. “I think we’re a little faster this year than we were last year at this time,” he said. Credit a diligent offseason regimen for the Saints’ faster workout splits, which already

look to be propelling East toward its goal of improving on last season’s eighth-place team finish at the 3A state meet. “They seem pretty motivated to do better than last year,” Wolf said. “I think that’s their goal, each and every one of them: To meet or exceed what they did last year.” East returns three of the four members of its state champion 4x400 relay, with Notre Dame-bound senior Jordan Shead joining twin juniors Allison and Elizabeth Chmelik. Middle distance/distance seniors Krista Fitzmaurice (Illinois State) and Jeslaine Thompson (Judson) also are college recruits. Wolf calls Thompson an “emerging” talent as she comes off a leg injury. While the Saints won’t run full indoor lineups apart from the March 21 Upstate Eight Conference indoor meet and Illinois Prep Top Times a week later, Wolf knows he has a group that’s itching to come

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Kaneland senior Sydney Strang hailed Wednesday’s season-opening girls indoor track meet at Dundee-Crown as a chance to finally get moving. Harrowing winter weather has limited most workouts to treadmills or the indoor track at the Vaughan Center in Aurora, although the Knights always make do. “We just do Sydney the best we can Strang every day,” Strang said, “work with what we’ve got.” A modest approach has helped steer Strang near the top of the Knights’ middle distance lineup while also landing her a spot in Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne’s NCAA Division I program beginning

next season. Even Strang’s rationale for choosing IPFW is even-keeled. “I just see myself becoming the best version of myself there,” she said. Strang’s older sister, Andie, delivered a positive review of the IPFW facilities while competing there with St. Joseph (Ind.) around this time last season. Strang added the Mastodons to her list of possible suitors, sent an email to coaches and gathered a homey atmosphere at the school from that interaction onward. She confirmed those feelings during her first campus visit in September. Her verbal commitment in October and last week’s national signing day ceremony at Kaneland only widened Strang’s smile about her development in a sport she all but joined on a whim. Credit Andie – three years her senior – with an assist, though. “Really in sixth grade,

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NOTEWORTHY Cadets finally ‘got’ Garza Oscar Garza returned to the Marmion mat room three weeks ago, snapping what was bordering on a two-year hiatus. Duty called the Cadets’ senior 285-pounder, although lunchroom needling admittedly got him in motion. After forfeiting at 285 for much of the regular season, Marmion knew its bid to improve on last season’s runner-up finish at the Class 3A team dual state tournament needed bolstering. Yo, Oscar. You sure you don’t want to wrestle another few matches? “I would harp on him every day about it at lunch,” said senior 113-pounder Anthony Bosco, who had an assist from classmates and assistant Donny Reynolds. “We finally got him.” Garza competed at 220 in each of his first two seasons but elected not to wrestle as a junior, focusing his efforts on improving as a thrower in track. Also an offensive lineman for Marmion’s football team, Garza eventually caved to becoming a short-lived winter sports athlete. “I didn’t really want to, but I realized it would really help the team if I just came out, tried my best, hopefully helped them win a state title as a team,” Garza said. “And I just want to get back in shape for track. Hopefully, I can throw better.” Garza is aiming to exceed 55 feet in the shot put this season after topping out at 49 last spring. He had been “just lifting weights every day” and appreciates the conditioning crash course wrestling offered. Garza went 2-2 at the 3A

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Geneva senior 220-pounder Jake Andersen was part of a big week for Chronicle-area big guys, placing second at the 3A South Elgin Regional to advance to this weekend’s Leyden Sectional.

Waubonsie Valley Regional last weekend. A 5-1 loss to Wheaton Warrenville South freshman Chris Beck in the third-place bout ended his chance to advance to individual sectionals, but Garza will compete when Marmion faces Mt. Carmel in the Marist dual team sectional Feb. 25. The Cadets won the team regional title handily, and hope to keep things rolling with Garza in tow. “For him to come out at all, though, tells you what a selfless person he is,” Cadets coach Ryan Cumbee said. “Because there’s nothing in it for him other than, hopefully, a team medal at the end. Individual was never part of his equation for coming out. This was all about helping Marmion get further in the dual team state series.” Despite their long-term vacancy there, the Cadets still haven’t lacked for heart at the heaviest weight class. Cumbee

said senior Erik Eckberg shed about 60 pounds from the beginning of the season to be eligible to wrestle in a late-season dual against Wheaton Academy. “What other reason would he have have to come out his senior year?” Cumbee said. “He pretty much dedicated himself to four months of hard training, and he got down below weight and he was certified, so I gave him that match.” Eckberg also received a new nickname in the process, transforming from “The Big E” to “Skin E.” ‘Major increase’ in Diddell’s swagger Kaneland senior 285-pounder Justin Diddell quickly adopted the nickname “Texas” after moving from there entering seventh grade. These days, Diddell possesses confidence befitting the size of the Lone Star State. He is 32-8 entering this weekend’s Class 2A Pontiac Sectional

and defeating more seasoned wrestlers along the way. An Indiana State football recruit, Diddell needed coaxing to come out for wrestling early in high school. He since has picked up plenty of experience on both the technical and toughness scales. “When I go out on the mat, there’s kids that have been wrestling their entire lives. And, yeah, they may have the skill, but then they don’t have the strength to back them up,” Diddell said. “And that’s when they get beat by kids that are stronger, that at least have a little bit of technique, that can move a little bit. “So yeah, I’ve definitely seen a major increase in my wrestling. I’m taking shots this year that I never would have done and I’m just moving faster than what a regular heavywght should.”

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COACH SLY SEZ ... STC East more than held its own in head-to-head title matches against Glenbard North at the 3A South Elgin Regional, enough to make the Panthers and their impressive streak sweat. But Glenbard North’s balance across the board was slightly more steady than that of the Saints, who were

unable to end the Panthers’ run that now stands at 14 straight team regional titles. East still has a healthy haul headed to Saturday’s Leyden Sectional, with nine individuals advancing. Although team state was near the top of the goal board, the Saints still must realize this can be a special season.

ISAIAH VELA ST. CHARLES EAST, SR., 138 POUNDS What he did: Vela established the program record for quickest fall en route to an individual title at Saturday’s 3A South Elgin Regional. He needed just six seconds to subdue Elgin’s Ariel Torres in his first match of the day. LUCAS WARREN MARMION, SO., 220 POUNDS What he did: Won a 3A Waubonsie Valley Regional title just a few days removed from returning to the Cadets’ mat room. Sidelined for much of the season with a back injury, Warren worked back into the lineup to join eight teammates atop their respective podiums.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Batavia salutes more than just its three sectional qualifiers. Decorated seniors Marc Goodin, Trevor Kilgallen and Nick Offutt wrestled their final matches at the 3A Waubonsie Valley Regional, which also marked the swan song of a solid sophomore season for 113-pounder Michael Doranski, who won 29 matches.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Which wrestlers are headed to the Feb. 20 to 22 IHSA state meet at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center in Champaign. First-, second-, thirdand fourth-place finishers from each sectional weight class advance to the state meet.


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tram and helped Augustana finish with a winning record (16-15) for the second straight season, something that had not happened since 2008. “It’s really exciting, actually,” Siebert said. “This year, we had a lot harder competition. For us to come out with the record we did was awesome. We had a lot of close games that went five [sets]. … Just to see that [improvement] in one year was really cool.” There was only one senior on the Vikings’ roster, so Siebert is excited about the team’s future under new head coach Kelly Bethke, who took over the position in November. Bethke spent the previous seven years as an assistant coach at Edgewood College. “I’m very excited to work with her,” Siebert said. “She’s awesome and I think she’s going to do great things for our team and push us to that next level because we’re right there.”

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You would think wearing a different color jersey than all the other players on your team would make you stand out – like the quarterback on the football practice field. But volleyball liberos rarely receive the sort of recognition and accolades that quarterbacks do. So when members of the Augustana College volleyball team recently voted sophomore Kylie Siebert of Sugar Grove their MVP for Kylie the past season, Siebert it came as a surprise to the Kaneland graduate. “For me, it was definitely an honor, especially being a libero,” Siebert said. “A lot of times I think we’re overlooked. A lot of the awards go to the big hitters.” It was hard to overlook Siebert’s contributions to the Vikings during the 2013 season. The sophomore led the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin with 5.95 digs a set in league play. She also ranked third on the team in assists with 109. Her strong play in the back row earned her a spot on the CCIW all-conference

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8SPORTS SHORTS Aurora Christian moves on to regional final OTTAWA – The Aurora Christian girls basketball team cruised past host Ottawa Marquette, 62-39, in a Class 2A regional semifinal Wednesday.

The Eagles advanced to face Seneca for the regional title at 7 p.m. today. The Fighting Irish were a 6335 winner against Braidwood Reed-Custer in the night’s first semifinal.

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Wheaton Academy girls hoops falls to Montini WEST CHICAGO – Christina Garrison paced the Wheaton Academy girls basketball team with six points in a 66-23 loss to

Montini. Wheaton Academy scored no more than seven points in a quarter and trailed, 42-16, after three quarters.

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ROCKFORD – Drew LeBlanc kept his stick on the ice and his eyes on the puck. LeBlanc caught a pass and quickly slid the puck across the goal crease to teammate Brad Winchester, who punched in an easy goal. In a perfect world, LeBlanc would have worn a Blackhawks sweater and prompted a dance party for 20,000 strong in attendance. Instead, LeBlanc’s heads-up assist took place in front of a set of empty bleachers at a recent IceHogs practice. Welcome to life in the American Hockey League. It’s a million miles from last season, when LeBlanc won the Hobey Bakey Award as college hockey’s best player and signed a contract with the Hawks. The view from here is much different than in April, when the former St. Cloud State center made his NHL debut with Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane. “That feels like a long time ago,” LeBlanc said. “We’ve strapped on the skates a lot of times since then. Obviously, the goal is to make it back there. I’m trying to do the best I can to improve down here.” Yet the adjustment from college to the pros has proved to be difficult. LeBlanc, 24, has tallied seven goals and 10 assists in 51 games with the IceHogs. He ranks 10th on the team in scoring and has a minus-2 rating with about two months to go in the regular season. Meanwhile, the Hawks have turned to other young

players such as Ben Smith, Brandon Pirri and recent trade acquisition Peter Reign for depth at forward. IceHogs coach Ted Dent said LeBlanc’s attention to detail could help to set him apart. “He’s definitely committed to his profession,” Dent said. “He works extremely hard. It’s been an adjustment, for sure. I think he’d be the first to admit that to anybody. “But he’s not afraid of the challenge, and he’s getting better every day as the season goes on. All first-year players, they progress at different time frames. Drew’s on the right path.” It’s a path that started in LeBlanc’s hometown of Duluth, Minn., and continued 150 miles south to St. Cloud, where he led the Huskies to their first Frozen Four appearance in school history. Several teams pursued LeBlanc as a free agent, but he signed with the Hawks because of their proven track record of developing NHL talent. “He’s a great guy,” fellow center Joakim Nordstrom said. “He’s pretty quiet, but he’s very smart, so every time he says something, everybody listens. ... He’s certainly knows what it takes to have a good career.” But LeBlanc is not there yet, as he would admit. “Ideally, it would be almost to make it feel like college again – to play at that level with that confidence,” LeBlanc said. “I think confidence is the biggest thing at this level.”

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Siebert has been pushing the Vikings toward that next level since her arrival in Rock Island, moving into the starting lineup as a freshman. It took some time for Siebert and her teammates to get to know one another. “At first, it was a big transition,” she said. “Playing libero, being in charge of the defense – I think it was a hard adjustment with my team. They were just supportive of everything. As the year went on, I felt a lot more comfortable with the position.” Siebert also had to get used to the differences between the high school and college game. “The workload I found was a lot harder. For practices and games and everything you have to be mentally prepared for each day,” she said. “The games are longer – five sets instead of three. It was a lot more physically demanding than high school.” And instead of traveling, say, 14 miles to DeKalb or Sycamore from Kaneland, the bus rides were a lot longer. “Most of our games are like three hours away at least,” Siebert notes. “Most of our games are played in towards

Chicago.” Kaneland did make one long trip each year that played a pivotal role in Siebert’s decision on where to go to college. “We always went for a trip out to Augustana and we would play in the Bettendorf [Iowa] volleyball tournament,” she said. “I just loved it instantly. I just knew it was where I wanted to go. … I loved the campus. That was like the first thing that stuck out to me. Academically, I knew it was a great school.” Augustana also was willing to let Siebert continue her athletic career. “It came down to volleyball reasons,” she said of her college search process. “I was looking at Valparaiso and just some smaller schools. I knew I wanted to play volleyball, so that was a huge priority.” Siebert is majoring in marketing management, but she’s not sure what she wants to do after graduation. “I know I want to coach,” she says. “I have such a high passion for volleyball.”

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The Washington Post What if Johannes Vermeer were a machine? That’s the question posed by Tim Jenison in “Tim’s Vermeer,” a highly watchable documentary about Jenison’s obsessive investigation into how the 17th-century Dutch painter was able to paint with such verisimilitude and luminosity. In the course of Jenison’s five-year odyssey, the inventor, video engineer and unapologetic non-painter attempts to create, by hand, a painted replica of Vermeer’s “The Music Lesson.” He’s not interested in copying the painting itself. Jenison saw the original once, when he was granted a 30-minute viewing by Queen Elizabeth II, who owns it. Nor is he interested in making a copy from a printed reproduction. Instead, Jenison actually builds a scale model of Vermeer’s studio and fills it with life-size replicas of every stick of furniture, as well as human models, in the painting. He’s interested in painting exactly what – and possibly how – Vermeer painted. Jenison’s theory is that the artist used readily available 17th-century technology to help him create his art: specifically, a room-size projector, known as a camera obscura, to translate the three-dimensional scene in his studio into a two-dimensional image on a flat surface. This is not the first time someone has alleged that Vermeer may have used such a device. Most notably and controversially, painter David Hockney and author Philip Steadman have both put forth this argument. But Jenison takes their speculation a couple of steps further, building a

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Tim Jenison stars in “Tim’s Vermeer,” a highly watchable documentary about Jenison’s investigation into the painter’s work. souped-up camera obscura that eliminates some of that antique technology’s inherent drawbacks – reduction in image brightness, for one thing – and introducing a second tool, a small yet ingenious mirror that allows Jenison to compare the projected image with the picture he’s painting of it. (And yes, mirrors were available in the 1600s.) Directed by Teller of the magic duo Penn and Teller, and written and narrated by his partner, Penn Jillette, the movie puts forth an utterly fascinating and fairly compelling argument, not to mention the question: Was Vermeer less genius than geek? Put another way, if an inartistic tinkerer like Jenison can produce a reasonable facsimile of “The Music Les-

son” using so-called trickery, is it not also reasonable to ask whether Vermeer himself might have availed himself of those same tricks? The film can’t offer proof that he did, but it’s intriguing enough to sway even skeptics. The one drawback of “Tim’s Vermeer” is that we can’t see the finished product of Jenison’s labors in the flesh, though on camera his “Vermeer” comes across as remarkably close to the original. Hockney, who is shown inspecting it with Steadman, pronounces it “better” than the original, which sounds slightly fishy. What he means, of course, is that it’s too good a copy, too precisely rendered. At another point, someone refers to Jenison’s painting as a “dead ringer”

for Vermeer, which may inadvertently be closer to the truth, at least judging by the glimpses we’re shown of details of Jenison’s painting. In those close-ups, Jenison’s paint handling looks tight and somewhat lifeless: soul sacrificed for precision. Without seeing the two pictures side by side and in person, it’s hard to judge. “Tim’s Vermeer” makes a convincing case that Vermeer could have painted the way Jenison says he did. It also makes a pretty powerful ancillary point – that some people are both geniuses and geeks.

• “Tim’s Vermeer” received three out of four stars. The film runs 80 minutes and is rated PG-13 for strong language.


Dear Abby: Earlier this year,

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DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Certainly not. Your husband’s comment illustrates the importance of keeping one’s mouth firmly shut if one can’t think of something helpful or supportive to say. It almost appears that he is angry at you for the questionable test result. I can’t blame you for not wanting to upset your already stressed family at this point, but if more testing confirms that you, too, have breast cancer, I think it’s important that you let them know – especially your sisters, who might want to be screened sooner than later. I hope your husband’s apparent inability to support you emotionally during this difficult time is an aberration, but if it’s not, you will need to find support elsewhere. Dear Abby: About 15 years ago I committed a crime against a

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Proper posture, position at desk prevents neck pain Dear Doctor K: I spend most of my day at my desk. Can you describe the correct ergonomics to help reduce my neck pain? Dear Reader: I’m glad you asked, because I’ve spent all of this day writing my columns, and my neck hurts. I’m not very good at following the advice I’m about to give you. For readers not familiar with the term, “ergonomics” is the science of using our bodies (primarily bones and muscles) for a particular task in the safest and most efficient way. It teaches us about how best to arrange our homes and workplaces. If, like me, you spend much of the day at your desk, good ergonomics means setting up your chair, desk and computer in a way that encourages healthy neck and back positioning. When working at your computer or desk, keep your head balanced directly over your spine as much as possible. Set your chair height so both your feet can rest on the ground. Sit with your buttocks far back in your chair, using a small pillow to support your lower back if needed. (I’ve put a detailed illustration of an “ergonomically friendly” workspace on my

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff website, AskDoctorK.com.) No matter how perfect your office-chair posture, it’s important to get up and move around every half-hour. Prolonged sitting has been linked to worsening of neck pain. Stretching can help, too. Shrug your shoulders up and down, or lean your head to each side while pulling the opposite shoulder down. I’ve done that today between writing each column. It loosens up the body and clears the mind. If you spend a lot of time on the phone, avoid leaning your head to one side. This is also important when you use a cellphone even if you aren’t sitting at your desk while you speak. A headset, earbuds or speakerphone are good options to help keep your head in a stress-free position for handsfree talking. Sit up straight when reading. Hold the document or book up so you don’t need to bend over. Use your armrests to help support it. Or use a document

holder that props the material upright if you are reading or typing from a written document at your desk. For writing, adjust your chair and desk so you needn’t bend over. Or place your paper on a slant board that raises it slightly off the desk and keeps it at a comfortable angle. What we do with our bodies each day has changed greatly in the past century. A century ago, most of us in the United States worked on farms. We were outdoors all day. The work typically required more physical movement and more strength than is required of us today – and it was more likely to produce major injuries. Yet much of that work, too, involved lots of repetitive motions, and there were no ergonomic scientists to help. But the people who figured out which way of performing those repetitive motions seemed easiest on their bodies also felt better at the end of the day.

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Dr. Wallace: I’ve got a very serious problem, and I really need your advice. I make promises with family members and close friends, and then I break these promises. This has caused a lot of friction with people I love. Please tell me what I can do to stop breaking promises. Last week, my best friend told me that she was going to buy a purple sweater for her boyfriend’s 17th birthday. She made me promise that I wouldn’t tell her boyfriend because she really wanted it to be a big surprise. I didn’t keep my promise. Her boyfriend and I attend the same church, and last Sunday we were talking after the services. Since his birthday was only four days away, I told him, “happy birthday” and he said thanks. I then said that his girlfriend had bought him a really nice gift. He then said, “I hope she didn’t spend a lot of money.” Then I said that she probably did because it was a really nice sweater. Well, when my best friend found out that I broke my promise, she was livid, and said our friendship is over. I’m sure we will patch things up at a later time, but before we do, I want to be positive I will never break another promise to anyone ever again. Please help me. – Nameless, Orange County, Calif. Dear Nameless: Everyone breaks a promise occasionally, but in your case it’s a regular habit. What are the consequences of a stream of broken promises? • You annoy, anger, hurt and often alienate the people around you. Friends get angry because they counted on you and are hurt because they take the broken promise as a personal dig.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace • You create constant anxiety for yourself. When you promise to do something with two different people for the same night, you may feel you’ve bought yourself some time to smooth out the situation. But you’ve also given yourself the worry of how to wriggle out of it. It isn’t easy to change this pattern of undependability. Psychologist Bernard Dunne of Smithtown, N.Y., urges that you begin trying to confront issues on the basis of how you really feel and learn to take the consequences immediately. This doesn’t mean you should yawn in someone’s face and tell her she’s boring. It does mean thinking twice before promising to call her later in order to avoid talking to her now. Beyond that, the solution is simply not to make any more promises that you don’t fully intend to keep. Dr. Wallace: I’m really attracted to a certain boy at school. I have been doing everything I can to attract his attention, but nothing works because he is very shy. I smile at him in the hall when we pass, but all he does is stare at me. What should I do? Do you think that he is telling me to buzz off? – Nameless, Moline Dear Nameless: It could be, but you’ll never know unless you have a chance to talk with him. The next time you meet him face to face in the hall, walk up to him and say that you would like to know him better, and ask him to call you within a day or two. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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my sister “Kathy” was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation, and will begin reconstructive surgery soon. Because of her diagnosis she encouraged me to visit my doctor for an exam. When I did, they found a lump, which needs further testing. I have chosen not to share this with my family because my sisters and parents have been deeply affected by Kathy’s diagnosis, and I don’t want to cause them needless worry. My husband is angry and he said that because Kathy is their favorite they wouldn’t be concerned anyway. I thought it was insensitive and cruel to me, but more to the point, I felt he wasn’t thinking about how upset my doing so might make my family. Am I wrong to feel this way? – Needs Further Testing

woman I cared about. I have felt guilt and remorse about it ever since. I can’t speak to her or have any contact with her. I would like to tell her I’m sorry for what happened. I have beaten myself up over this and thought about suicide. What do I do? Please help, Abby. – So Sorry In St. Joseph, Mo. Dear So Sorry: The first thing you must do is talk with a mental health professional about your suicidal thoughts. Once you have been stabilized, you should then understand that you may have been forbidden to contact your former friend because what you did was so traumatic that it could cause her to relive the incident, which could further victimize her. If you’re looking for forgiveness, forgive YOURSELF and move on – but leave her out of it.

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Eric Temple Bell, a mathematician and science fiction writer who was born in Scotland but lived most of his life in the United States, said: “Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.” That certainly applies at the bridge table. During any deal, each participant makes assumptions based on the bidding and cards played. The more accurate these assumptions, the more likely that person is to win. When this deal was originally played, West made an assumption that proved to be invalid and cost his partnership a game contract. After West opened one spade and two passes followed, South leapt straight to four hearts, the contract that he hoped he could make. West led the diamond queen. East overtook with his ace, dropping South’s king. Then East shifted to the spade jack. When South played low, West, assuming that his partner had a second spade, encouraged with his 10. Now East did the best he could by shifting to a club. Perhaps West could ruff, or maybe this would cut South off from the dummy. Here, though, declarer won with dummy’s ace, played a heart to his ace, returned the trump three to dummy’s eight, and ran the clubs for an overtrick. West did not need to assume that East had two spades. It could not have cost to overtake the spade jack with his queen and cash the spade ace. Then he would have given East a spade ruff to defeat the contract.


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Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

1 : 12 CV 8495 JUDGE CHARLES P. KOCORAS NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 26, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 1:00 PM on March 5, 2014, at the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street (Third Street Side Entrance), GENEVA, IL, 60134, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 575 PAMELA COURT, Gilberts, IL 60136 Property Index No. 03-30-102022. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $262,472.90. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclo-

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. Vito A. Lorusso, AKA Vito Lorusso; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 2013-CH-000541 2409 Woodside Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of

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purs udgm Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on December 20, 2013, Kane County Sheriff will on March 6, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 2409 Woodside Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Parcel Number(s): 03-07-381009 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-003903. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 I588895

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. DONALD A. DELANEY, AS HEIR OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; DENNIS DELANEY, AS HEIR OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; LINDA BARNETT, AS HEIR OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; JULIE E. FOX, AS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANT 12 CH 3896 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, DENNIS DELANEY, AS HEIR OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; LINDA BARNETT, AS HEIR OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES OF SHIRLEY DELANEY; and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendant, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 7 OF THE FIRST ADDITION TO UNIT 15 OF GOLF (Published in the Kane County VIEW HIGHLANDS, BEING A SUBChronicle, February 13, 20 & 27, DIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 24, AND PART OF 2014.) THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 13, WE'VE GOT IT! ALL IN TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, Kane County RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527 KCChronicle.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE BATAVIA 1 BEDROOM Gas, water and garage included. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT $750/mo + security & credit check. COURT FOR THE NORTHERN No pets/smkg. 630-386-1433 DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION BATAVIA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON 1 BR starting at $860-$870 FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JP2 BR starting at $1010 MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS 3 BR TH starting at $1280 TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORT630-879-8300 GAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-3 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES Beautiful 2BR,1BA. Clean quiet, LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFIremodeled. On-site laundry, mgmt, CATES, SERIES 2005-3 Plaintiff, maintenance. Off-street parking. -v.Huge Apt with full appl, balcony. $675 - $725. Call for showing. TRACY L. SYSLO, et al 815-784-4606 or 815-901-3346 Defendant

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PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, CARPENTERSVILLE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMON ADDRESS: 1706 Kingston Circle, Carpentersville, Illinois 60110 P.I.N.: 03-13-452-021 and which said mortgage was signed by Shirley Delaney, mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County as Document No. 2007K119424; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of Kane County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendant, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in Kane County at 540 South Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before the March 17, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3446 I589143 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORT-

GAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-3 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3 Plaintiff, -v.TRACY L. SYSLO, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 8495 JUDGE CHARLES P. KOCORAS NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 26, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 1:00 PM on March 5, 2014, at the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street (Third Street Side Entrance), GENEVA, IL, 60134, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF KANE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, TO WIT: LOT 11 OF DUNHILL, IN THE VILLAGE OF GILBERTS, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 575 PAMELA COURT, Gilberts, IL 60136 Property Index No. 03-30-102022. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $262,472.90. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to


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icago, IL 60606 (312) 263-0003 Attorney File No. C13-91953 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 8495 TJSC#: 34-1042 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I587257 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Robert F. Flammini; Timber Trails Homeowners Association; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 02486 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Robert F. Flammini, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 352 IN TIMBER TRAILS UNIT 6 BEING A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-

TER OF SECTION 26 AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 26, 2002 AS DOCUMENT 2002K119007, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 71 Boulder Drive, Gilberts, IL 60136 and which said Mortgage was made by: Robert F. Flammini, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Home Express Mortgage Corp., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003K134131; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Thomas A. Hartwell 540 S. Randall Road St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before March 10, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300

(6 ) incipal g DuPage # 15170 Plat thereof recorded November 16, 2007 as Document Number Winnebago # 531 2007K114708, in the Village of Our File No. 14-13-29944 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to Pingree Grove, Kane County, Illibe a debt collector. nois. I589148 Permanent Index Number: 0228-177-032 (Published in the Kane County Commonly known as: 1706 Chronicle, February 4, 11 & 18, Francis Dr., Pingree Grove, IL 60140 2014.) UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE of this Court at the KANE County Courthouse, 540 S. Randall Rd., IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT March 17, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR GENEVA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKJPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA- EN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF TIONAL ASSOCIATION, ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR Plaintiff, FORECLOSURE. vs. CLERK OF THE COURT PAULINE G. FENNELL and CARIL- THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATLON AT CAMBRIDGE LAKES HOME- TEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND OWNERS ASSOCIATION, ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED Defendants. WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR13CH 2540 POSE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1706 HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHFRANCIS DR., PINGREE GROVE, IL LAR, LLC 60140 Attorneys at Law NOTICE BY PUBLICATION P. O. Box 740 NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Pauline Decatur, IL 62525 G. Fennell, Defendant, this case 111 East Main Street has been commenced in this Court Decatur, IL 62523 against you and others, asking for Telephone: (217) 422 1719 foreclosure of the Mortgage held by I590301 the Plaintiff on the property located at 1706 Francis Dr., Pingree (Published in the Kane County Grove, IL 60140, more particularly Chronicle, February 13, 20 & 27, described as: 2014.) Lot 2511 in Carillon at CamWake up with bridge Lakes Unit A2 being a SubKane County Chronicle division of part of the Northwest 5 days a week. Quarter of Section 28, Township 42 North, Range 7 East of the Third For Home Delivery, Principal Meridian according to the call 800-589-9363

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yo your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before March 3, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on January 16, 2014. /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court

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William A. Price Attorney for: Sahar Alazzawi Atty Registration No.: 3122722 The requisite affidavit(s) having PO Box 1425 been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS Warrenville, IL 60555 HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFEN- Phone: 630-362-8840 DANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been (Published in the Kane County commenced in said Court by the Chronicle, January 30, February 6 plaintiff(s), naming you as defen- & 13, 2014.) dant(s) therein and praying 1. For dissolution of marriage of Petitioner and Defendant: PUBLIC NOTICE 2. For sole care custody and control of the minor child MoIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE hammed Jamal Hashim Salman; 3. For child support in accord- SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS nace with the guidelines set forth in the Illinois Marriage and DissoluIN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE tion of Marriage Act; 4. For Defendant to pay mainte- OF: JOHN B. MCTAVISH nance/spousal support to Petitioner Address: 1375 Eagle Rd, Elgin, IL 60123 SAHAR ALAZZAWI; and for other relief; that sum- Date and Place of Death: Nov. 6, mons has been issued out of this 2013 Elgin, IL Court against you as provided by Case No. 14 P 3 law, and, that this action is still PUBLICATION NOTICE pending and undetermined in said INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you TO: CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS file your answer or otherwise make 1. Notice is hereby given of the

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

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$459,900 All Brick! Walkout!

$259,900 Amazing Potential

Almost a half acre fenced in culdesac lot! Impeccably maintained and classy updates with travertine floors, granite counters and crown molding! Updated bath has vessel sink! Above ground pool with sun deck! Huge patio!

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$364,900 Culdesac Acre Plus!

$254,900 Full Walkout!

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

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$339,900 Private Garden Retreat!

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$209,900 Walk to School & Metra!

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

$334,900

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

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3000 sf set on an approx 1/2 acre peaceful wooded culdesac lot! Volume ceilings! 3 fireplaces! SS Appliances! 3 season sun porch! Vaulted master! Wet bar! 2nd kitchen!

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

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$485,000 St Charles Schools!

Executive town home!! Bike & walking path out your backdoor! Wide vista windows offer unsurpassed water views! Exquisite finishes throughout! Walkout lower level w/2nd FP! Serene outdoors w/deck & paver patio! GE

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

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$99,900 Large Fenced Back Yard!

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

$90,000

Adorable house just steps from the Fox River. Newer windows, furnace & bath remodel, Updated kitchen! Big detached 2 car garage. Full basement! Wide concrete driveway!


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$264,900

Aurora

$310,000

Gorgeous 4BR/1.1BA Cambridge Colonial! Fenced cul-de-sac lot, ventless fireplace, gourmet kitchen, vaulted family room. Large bedrooms, updated bath w/whirlpool! Finished bsmt plumbed for bath. 1010Banbury.com

Mint condition 3BR/2.1BA home backing to pond in Stonebridge! 2-story living room w/gas log fp. Gourmet eat-in kitchen, master w/ private bath, finished bsmt. All new tiered deck & much more! 2094Brookside.com

Batavia

LaFox

$699,900

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

$239,900

Geneva

$199,900

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

Elgin

$249,900

$285,000

Wayne

$599,999

Maple Park

$25,000

4BR/2.5BA 2-story, popular Willow model in Fisher Farms, 1st den & ldry, large room sizes, 2-car garage, brick paver patio, vaulted master suite w/whirlpool tub, great location, near school, Metra! kombrink.com

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

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

South Elgin

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Maple Park

$549,900

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

North Aurora

$317,900

$269,900

$219,900

4BR/3BA split-level, fin. Bmt., custom millwork, dead-end street, pro ldscp, deck, granite, marble, 6-panel doors, Corian & stainless in kit., cedar-lined closets, excellent neighborhood, loved & cared for! 829ELawrence.com

Great investment! 1st flr. commercial office space on corner lot w/new air & roof. 2nd floor 3BR/1BA rental apt. has new windows & appliances. 10 minutes to I-88 and Rt. 47. Includes lot west of bldg. kombrink.com

St. Charles

Elburn

$424,900

$224,900

St Charles

$177,500

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

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

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

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

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

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St Charles

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St. Charles

$120,000

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

$489,900

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

$374,900

Luxury 4BR/3.1BA Mill Creek Two Story! Fenced lot w/tiered deck, paver patio & shed. Hdwd throughout, gourmet kitchen, master suite w/spa bath & walk-in closet. Finished walkout bsmt. 39W110Shannon.com

$349,500

Popular Bristol model, 4BR/2.5BA, 2-sty, 2nd flr balcony off master, kit w/granite, stainless, 1st flr ldry, gracious patio, open floorplan, generous room sizes, neutral dÈcor, great location, move-in ready! 503Shepherd.com

$269,000

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

Sugar Grove

$359,900

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

Campton Hills

$119,000

Prime 1+ ac. wooded lot in The Woodlands of Campton Hills! Premium location on private circle. Last lot! Public utilities, curbs, street lights. Build your dream home here! kombrink.com

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$750,000

Privacy abounds on this peaceful 1.9 ac. lot nature at its best! Builders-bring your small projects, or build your own estate in a wooded area. Can be subdivided into 4 lots. St Charles schools! kombrink.com

Elgin

$435,000

Gorgeous 5BR/2.1BA retreat, wooded acre, quiet cul-de-sac. Large family room w/stone gaslog fpl, formal DR, gourmet eat-in kit., sunroom. Vaulted master w/marble gas log fpl, luxury bath! 43W228TallPines.com

St Charles

$849,900

Exquisite 5BR/5BA brk/cdr Oak Glen home! Neutral, custom millwork, gourmet kit., sunroom, playroom, 1st floor master. Loft & office on 2nd flr. Fin. bmt. Paver patio, fenced, pool & more! 40W740Timbergate.com

Batavia

$579,900

Exquisite 5BR/5BA custom home, super location, backs to nature preserve, fin. bmt. w/ rec rm, office, wet bar, full BA, BR5, storage. Gourmet kit, luxury MA w/fpl, 2-sty fam. rm., 1st flr ldry, den. 785TwinElms.com

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St Charles

$199,900

ATTENTION INVESTORS! Vintage building, great downtown location adjacent to city parking lot! Former salon/resale boutique w/ one-BR apartment up. Perfect for owner/ occupied business opportunity! kombrink.com

Maple Park

$489,000

Great 6-stall barn, 12x14 stalls w/indiv. fans, dutch doors, heated Nelson auto waterers, washrack w/h&c water, much more. Room to build home &/or indoor arena. Pressure treated fencing. 16+ acres! kombrink.com

St Charles

$219,900

Great homesite available in desirable Silver Glen Estates! 1.29 acres on this large corner lot. Community well and sewer. Don’t pass up this great investment! kombrink.com

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Geneva

$1,025,000

Luxury 5BR/5.1BA Mill Creek home, 6,000+ SF! Finished walkout bmt, vaulted clngs, amazing inside & out. 1st floor master, 5 car gar., Trex deck, paver patio, upgrades around every corner. 0S170Willis.com

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

$379,000

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

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COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR SALE

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Highly visible 4400 sq ft commercial building for sale in western Kane County, 7 miles west of Rt. 47. Insulated steel bldg, 2.63 acres, 15 ft. ceiling, 12 ft. overhead doors on each end, blacktop drive/parking.

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

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

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$295,000

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

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

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• TRANSFERS Elburn

1013 Berry St: Sold on or before 011714 by Porter Trust to Carl R Failor & Amber N Failor; $248,000.00 1156 Griffith Ave: Sold on or before 011314 by Jeffrey M Stein to Garrett Y Rawson & Andrea L Rawson; $236,000.00 408 Stetzer St: Sold on or before 011014 by David B Bourbon to Margaret P Cottier; $200,000.00 557 Stoffa Ave: Sold on or before 011714 by Diane Croft to Brian Rutherford; $212,000.00 572 Stoffa Ave: Sold on or before 011314 by Bradley W Fann to Andrew J Smith & Natalie M Smith; $242,500.00

Geneva

$285,000.00 419 S 2nd St: Sold on or before 011514 by Greschuk Trust to Jeffrey King & Cynthia King; $760,000.00 445 N Cambridge Dr: Sold on or before 011514 by Charles E Finley to Milan Fabsik & Camille Fabsik; $335,000.00 647 Logan Ave: Sold on or before 011414 by Jeff Liesendahl to Daniel Reynolds & Fiona Reynolds; $267,000.00

730 Union St: Sold on or before 011614 by Marcia E Carlson to Karen J Lorenzo; $215,000.00 844 Sunflower Dr: Sold on or before 011014 by Tim Roush to Ingeraldson Trust; $441,500.00 948 Manchester Crse: Sold on or before 011314 by Wells Fargo Bank Trustee to Christian T Novay & Jillian A Novay; $101,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 6

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438 N. VanBuren St, Batavia 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath farmhouse close to downtown, fireplace, large 2 car garage (630) 879-9555 $155,899 08504200

Great Location 4 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, 4 season sunroom with heat and AC, upgraded kitchen, 2 fireplaces (630) 879-9555 $365,000 08486525

Spectacular Home 4 bdrm, 4.5 bath, 4 car garage, gourmet kitchen, master bedroom suite (630) 584-7000 $999,000 08501169

Wonderfully Updated 3 bdrm, 2 bath, spacious family room with stone fireplace, hardwood floors, great neighborhood (630) 879-9555 $185,000 08092222

Gorgeous Ranch 3 bdrm, 2 bath, large living room with fireplace, master suite with full bath (630) 466-4600 $204,900 08528877

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Wonderful Floor Plan 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath, all brick home on private street, full finished basement with exercise room and wine cellar (630) 584-7000 $529,900 08514635

Beautiful Townhome 3 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, first floor laundry, cooks kitchen, full basement (630) 584-7000 $169,900 08371192

Open Concept Ranch 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, large kitchen, 1st floor laundry, full basement with family room and storage (630) 466-4600 $269,900 08511491

Fantastic Farmhouse 4 bdrm, 2 bath, remodeled kitchen, newer roof, enclosed porch (630) 466-4600 $189,900 08531886

Riverfront Tranquility 2 bdrm, 2 bath, cherry floors, inground heated pool, pool house, rooftop deck with boathouse (630) 584-7000 $374,900 08454139

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Lovingly Cared For 3 bdrm, 2 bath, wonderful ranch, great location, professionally landscaped (630) 879-9555 $259,900 08476178

Great Galena Getaway 3 bdrm, 3 bath, pristine 2 story condo, walking trails to lake, pool, and marina (630) 879-9555 $199,000 08502077

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0N624 Carrill Dr: Sold on or before 011414 by Sho Deen Inc to Shodeen Homes Llc; $103,000.00 0N790 E Curtis Sq: Sold on or before 011414 by Michael A Tolle to Fontana Trust;

011014 by Sgc Builders & Developers Inc to Jonathan A Klimek & Kathryn M Klimek; $99,500.00 210 Simpson St: Sold on or before 011514 by First American Bank to Dennis Kirschke Jr; $195,000.00 2618 Fargo Blvd: Sold on or before 011714 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Katie Arterburn; $249,000.00 316 Southampton Dr: Sold on or before 011414 by Joyce S Matalone to Alan G Prosser & Lifang Tsou; $210,000.00 38W602 Mcquire Pl: Sold on or before 011614 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc; $115,000.00 39W211 E Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 011414 by Johnny Valdes to Sean P Mcfadden & Abby D Mcfadden; $325,000.00 39W270 Preston Cir: Sold on or before 011314 by Richard S Person to Randall J Gill & Cathy Gill; $345,000.00 39W499 W Haladay Ln: Sold on or before 011314 by Able Enterprises Lp to Cedric Williams & Anabel Williams;

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$320,000.00 1185 Lewis Rd: Sold on or before 011614 by 3 Foxes Llc to Lori Lu Nauman; $318,000.00 1207 Koster Ct: Sold on or before 011014 by Garrett Rosborough to Lynette A Schmitt; $110,000.00 127 Anderson Blvd: Sold on or before 011314 by Marilyn J Cuscaden to Jeremy T Edling & Amy S Edling; $183,000.00 131 Kane St: Sold on or before 011414 by Mucerino Trust to Sean Steuart & Jennifer Steuart; $338,000.00 1363 Miller Rd: Sold on or before 011014 by Saewert Trust to Dana G Nichols; $260,000.00 149 Aberdeen Ct: Sold on or before 012214 by Hallie L Heuser to Jeffre Rc Carlson; $105,000.00 173 Aberdeen Ct: Sold on or before 011014 by Jon R Kallman to Hang Lor & Maiku Lor; $110,000.00 1811 Belter Ct: Sold on or before 011314 by Randall D Burggraf to Kenneth E Rust & Christine H Rust; $537,500.00 2 S Pine St: Sold on or before


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Maple Park

44W355 Indian Creek Trl: Sold on or before 011714 by Derrick M Boddy to Stephen M Cooper & Kristin E Cooper; $700,000.00

North Aurora

119 Harding Ct: Sold on or before 011714 by Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee to Felipe Perez Jr & Rebecca Rooker; $218,000.00 13 Walnut Dr: Sold on or before 011514 by Mary L Decker Estate to Jacob R Lund & Melody J Lund; $163,000.00 1656 Abington Ln: Sold on or before 011714 by Katherine J Casey to Clayton J Nessling & Catherine R Nessling; $124,000.00 1688 Abington Ln: Sold on or before 012214 by David T Zafiratos to Kenneth M Holmes & Heather R Holmes; $126,500.00 2030 Rockwood Ln: Sold on or before 011514 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Roberta I Mirvis; $329,000.00 206 Sharon Ln: Sold on or before 011514 by Jeremy M Geelen to Alejandro Castaneda; $150,000.00 2519 Imgrund Rd: Sold on or before 012114 by Walter K Haim to Linda L Collins; $294,500.00 501 Magnolia Dr: Sold on or before 011614 by Pfluger Trust to Jennifer Onoja; $181,000.00 813 Wingfoot Dr: Sold on or before 011014 by Suzanne M Erker to Ramiro S Perez & Dania E Perez; $306,000.00

Vanessa Basham; $223,500.00 15 White Oak Cir: Sold on or before 011414 by Ryan Trust to Jeffrey A Gary; $115,000.00 1530 Persimmon Dr: Sold on or before 011714 by James P Johnson to Josh Johsnon & Lynor Johnson; $560,000.00 1725 Forest Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 011014 by Brian Charles to Brian L Olson & Staci E Olson; $355,000.00 1808 Jeanette Ave: Sold on or before 011614 by Cynthia Droste to Carol Bibly; $255,500.00 1815 Howard St: Sold on or before 011314 by Cp Apartments Llc to Sapphire Real Estate Partners; $911,500.00 1860 Chandler Ave: Sold on or before 011514 by Vicki M Van Thournout to Paul J Jaki; $232,000.00 1904 Jeanette Ave: Sold on or before 011614 by Greg Dejlitko to Robert Mattingly & Erin Dunn; $237,500.00 2020 Oak St: Sold on or before 012114 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Ih3 Property Illinois Lp; $174,500.00 2200 Fairfax Rd: Sold on or before 012214 by Kane County Sheriff to Pnc Bank Na;

Batavia

$235,000.00 270 Pleasant Plains Dr: Sold on or before 011414 by Vincent A Thompson to David W Defranzo & Rebecca E Tracy; $267,000.00 313 Bowman St: Sold on or before 012114 by Suresh Mehta to Felica J Gauna; $149,000.00 34W655 Roosevelt Ave A: Sold on or before 011514 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Jina Won; $184,500.00 34W655 Roosevelt Ave: Sold on or before 011514 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to James G Leyden; $281,000.00 34W680 B Roosevelt Ave: Sold on or before 011514 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Robert Cantwell Gunther; $205,000.00 35W348 Catalpa Ave: Sold on or before 011514 by Noel J Childs to Joseph R Neubauer & Joy Anne Neubauer; $150,000.00 35W493 Riverside Dr: Sold on or before 011614 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Kyle E Collier; $117,000.00 36W688 W Ridgewood Ln: Sold on or before 012214 by Anthony J Battaglia to Zoard M Buvary & Marsha M Buvary; $480,000.00

$575,000

AWESOME RETREAT! Custom built beauty situated on over an acre. acre Two story family room w/brick fireplace and volume ceiling. Gourmet kitchen features Granite countertops, all appliances, and breatkfast bar. New neutral carpeting. Fabulous finished basement with wet bar and recreation room. Master suite includes private luxury bath and huge walk-in closet. Updated CA/Furnace. Car enthusiasts dream - 5 car heated garage. Enjoy the wood deck and professional landscaping.

$589,000

CUSTOM HOME ON INCREDIBLE WOODED LOT LOT. Private cul-de-sac location. Updated kitchen with granite and SS appliances. First floor master suite w/French doors to private deck and huge master bath. Volume ceilings, large family room w/beamed ceiling. Loads of windows overlooking breathtaking yard. Screened porch and partially finished basement. L CIA MER Y COM OPERT PR

St. Charles

1150 Crabapple Ln: Sold on or before 011714 by Right Residential Llc Series 6 to Douglas R Peppeard & Shannon C Peppeard; $490,000.00 117 N 4th Ave: Sold on or before 011014 by Thomas A West to Christopher Neitzel & Leslie Blaine Neitzel; $206,000.00 1236 Rita Ave: Sold on or before 011614 by Patricia Earl to Sergejs Vahmistrovs & Jennifer Vahmistrovs; $190,000.00 1311 Fox Meadow Ct: Sold on or before 011314 by Cynthia R Brenner to Kevin Basham &

Batavia

36W718 Oak Ridge Ln: Sold on or before 011314 by Kendall Partners Ltd to Jonathan M O Connell & Jennifer L O Connell; $322,000.00 37W628 Emerald Ct: Sold on or before 011514 by Capital Homes Inc to James V Mitchell; $567,500.00 39W293 Campton Hills Dr: Sold on or before 011014 by Johnson Trust to Chad J Johnson; $250,000.00 3N488 Ridge Dr: Sold on or before 011514 by Beverly Anne Wilson to Ih3 Property Illinois Lp; $230,000.00 40 White Oak Cir: Sold on or before 012114 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp; $127,763.00 403 S 5th Ave: Sold on or before 011314 by Elizabeth C Meegan to Coleman Regan & Alissa C Berresse; $140,000.00 4N014 Babson Ln: Sold on or before 012214 by Robert S Trotter to Jeffrey M Moore; $317,000.00 4N176 Townhall Rd: Sold on or before 011614 by Robert L Jay to Kevin Scott; $435,000.00 4N786 Brookside West Dr: Sold on or before 011514 by American Bank & Trust Trustee

Aurora

$205,000

GREAT LONG-TERM INVESTMENT. Three units with brick exterior. Each unit has 1 bdr, 1 bath, and 1 car attached garage. Units are all electric which tenants pay plus scavenger. Owner pays the water. Conveniently located near downtown Aurora. Long term tenants. Roof is 5 years new.

to Erica Capek; $210,000.00 5N214 Wilton Croft Rd: Sold on or before 011014 by Frank Rodgers to James C Mason; $740,000.00 5N355 Sundance Ct: Sold on or before 011514 by Tanya R Lucania to Jack Dobbin & Priscilla Dobbin; $369,000.00 6 N 136th Ramona Ln: Sold on or before 011414 by Va to Thomas Lynn Jr; $56,000.00 619 N 3rd St: Sold on or before 011714 by Peterson Trust to Drh Cambridge Homes Inc; $310,000.00 6N071 Boxwood Ln: Sold on or before 012214 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Bradley W Fann; $225,000.00 6N159 Ferson Woods Dr: Sold on or before 011014 by Michel Mcfarlane to Shannon Campagna; $625,000.00 6N373 Crescent Ln: Sold on or before 011414 by David G Schueneman to Jerry Ard & Lori Ard; $475,000.00 6N901 Woodlawn Ave: Sold on or before 012214 by Kane County Sheriff to Bltrejv3 Chicago Llc; $41,500.00 See TRANSFERS, page 7

Sugar Grove

$399,900

EXQUISITE HOME w/open floor plan architecture & design. 4 bdrm., 3 baths boast hardwood floors, soaring 2 sty. family rm. w/floor to ceiling fireplace. Eat-in kitchen w/granite countertops, SS appls. & hardwood flooring. 1st. fl den as well as bedroom with full bath. Lux. master suite w/huge walk-in closet. Brick paver patio & lush landscaping. Fenced yard & 3 car garage. Perfect area & great schools. W NE ING T LIS

St. Charles

$430,000

TWO BUILDINGS ON A SINGLE PARCEL. 3200 square foot 2-story frame building with a front street level business unit and rear unit plus street level residential unit and 2 upper residential units. Second building is a newer brick office building with a large reception area, 3 offices, bathroom on main level. Private on-site parking. Ideal location.

Batavia

$384,400

UNIQUE LIVING AT ITS BEST! Gleaming hardwood floors, floors kitchen features granite counter tops and planning desk. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, skylight. Relax in the great room with hot tub, sauna, and wood burning stove. Master suite features private balcony and luxury bath. Finished basement w/rec room, 4th bdr, and den. Stamped concrete patio w/large in-ground pool and cabana. Cul-de-sac location. Home warranty.

BETTY THEISEN-PLACEK, GRI, WCR Broker, Certified Relocation Specialist cell (630) 460-9268 direct line (630) 587-4691 View these homes on my website: www.bettytheisen.com

RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

2690 E. Main St. • St. Charles Owned and Operated by NRT, Incorporated

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY


• TRANSFERS 6N930 Glenview Dr: Sold on or before 011014 by Robert W Geiken to Jeffrey A Baute; $333,000.00 7N851 Columbine W: Sold on or before 011614 by Paul M Seben to Rafael Flores & Ana F Castro; $560,000.00 808 S 5th Ave: Sold on or before 011514 by Amy Hitchinson to Daniel W Reineking & Beth C Reineking; $200,000.00

South Elgin

Sugar Grove

1148 Woodridge Dr B: Sold on or before 011714 by Debra A Smith to Philip A Smih & Sylvia M Smith; $225,000.00 1294 Dorr Dr: Sold on or before 012114 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to John Patrick Tallarico Ii; $210,000.00

5 ACRES ZONED AG.

• Great 5 Acre parcel has the perfect country location for you to build on! • Conveniently located within minutes to town, Hampshire schools & interstate access! • No size restrictions. • Just reduced $119,900 Call Cheri Moyers @ 815.677.3134

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230 Oxford Ave: Sold on or before 012214 by Mikal G Rabanus to Scott Daniel & Rebecca Daniel; $421,000.00 495 N State Route 47: Sold on or before 011514 by Dearborn Street Holdings Llc to 1100 Douglas Llc; $2,240,000.00 744 Ridgeview Ln: Sold on or before 011414 by Orleans Rhil Lp to Robert Fulda; $334,000.00

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fore 011714 by Anthony Nessi to Colin J Mccambridge & Sherry M Lonero; $175,000.00

Incredible and Stunningly Beautiful!

Sprawling French Manor

Spectacular end unit townhome with private entrance. Opens to a fabulous two story entrance with hardwood floors. Spacious living room that shares see through/ multi-sided fireplace with eat-in area. Bright kitchen with all stainless steel appliances. Property includes spacious master, finished basement, private patio and 2 car garage. Walk to high school.

AN ELEGANT HOME THAT SPEAKS OF THE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! English charm, mellowed woods and storybook setting! You’ll be enamored with this estate from the moment you see it! Light streams through the home from all the windows! Volume ceilings, exquisite millwork, hardwood floors, custom niches, gorgeous baths and a kitchen to-die-for! Designer décor and a finished walk-out lower level with incredible views! Amazing!

Tucked away on a private dead-end street this Gorgeous all brick Georgian home awaits. Fabulous Foyer with Marble floors, crystal chandelier and double staircase. Amazing Kitchen with tons of cabinets. First floor full bath! Hardwood floors and extensive millwork throughout. Butler’s pantry. Den features French doors and box beamed ceiling. Full finished English basement with wet bar and fireplace!

2.5 acres of exquisite, park-like wooded surroundings! Nature abounds and views are plentiful of Ferson Creek (nature’s water feature)! This newer, exceptionally maintained home has exceptional millwork, hardwood floors, 2-story family room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, hearth room with fireplace and walls of windows! Gourmet kitchen with furniture inspired cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite and pantry! Luxury master.

806 DERBY, ST. CHARLES

821 FOX GLEN DR, ST. CHARLES

198 HAWLEY LN., GENEVA

6N440 BURR RD, ST. CHARLES

$172,900

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Offering a Lifestyle without Limits

Gorgeous Georgian with Stunning Views

PRIME LOCATION! All brick ranch home with walkout basement features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, skylight, hardwood flooring, new stove and cooktop, built-ins, spotless clean with loads of potential. Situated in the Historical District of Geneva just steps away from fantastic downtown Geneva, shops, restaurants, Metra and bike/walking trail on the Fox River!

Stunning home with volume ceilings and open floor plan! Numerous upgrades thru out and high quality craftsmanship construction. Extensive millwork, arches, niches, hardwood floors and two fireplaces. Spacious two-story family room opens to Cook’s kitchen with granite, double ovens and breakfast bar. Huge main floor master suite with luxurious spa-like bath! 1st floor den and finished basement!

This gorgeous all-brick Estate is architecturally intriguing and amenity detailed. Gorgeous Chef’s kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, huge island and fireplace! Finished lower level TO-DIE-FOR with huge bar, media, wine room and 6th bedroom. Extensive landscaping and lighting, multi-tier patio with gorgeous in-ground pool, slide, diving board, wrought iron fencing, fireplace and grilling area!

FABULOUS LOCATION for this beautiful Georgian in Fox Mill! This peaceful, quiet cul-de-sac lot has STUNNING views from ALL windows! Backing to open space, you will think that you are on acres! Extensive millwork, transoms, columns and hardwood floors! Enormous Kitchen with Wolf oven, granite, stainless steel appliances, large breakfast island and pantry. 2 story family room with back stairs and floor-to-ceiling fireplace! Finished English basement..!!

425 S FIRST ST, GENEVA

1619 KEIM CIR, GENEVA

36W750 HICKORY DR, ST. CHARLES

3N964 LONGFELLOW PL, ST. CHARLES

$355,000

$599,900

$919,000

View These Homes and Many Others at: www.TheMcKayGroup.com

Debora McKay 630-587-4672 630-542-3313 2690 E. Main St. • St. Charles Owned and Operated by NRT, Incorporated

ABR, Broker, CHMS • Luxury Home Specialist Relocation Specialist • Top 1% of Coldwell Banker

email: Debora@TheMcKayGroup.com

$549,900

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1050 E Middle St: Sold on or before 011014 by Shine Trust to Dsale Grant & Candy Grant; $146,500.00 1075 N Lancaster Cir: Sold on or before 011714 by Kane County Sheriff to Rbg Properties Llc; $16,500.00 115 Lexington Ave: Sold on or before 011014 by Kimberly Hansen to Daniel Godinez; $131,000.00 1162 Manchester Ct: Sold on or before 011614 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Barry

Silvia M Choban; $690,000.00 721 Reserve Ct: Sold on or before 011014 by David Knapton to Gary N Collins & Jodi C Collins; $536,500.00 831 Reserve Ct: Sold on or before 011514 by Megan L Featherston to S Hoffman & Robin S Hoffman; $460,000.00 85 Ione Dr C: Sold on or before 011414 by Tina Delany to Iris N Mccormick; $90,000.00 929 Kane St: Sold on or be-

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E Roth; $87,000.00 140 Sweetbriar Ct: Sold on or before 011414 by Federal National Mortgage Assn to Russell Savino; $127,500.00 294 S Walnut St: Sold on or before 012214 by John Jansouzian to Antonio C Nunez & Peggy Nunez; $42,000.00 3 Vernon Ct: Sold on or before 011614 by Kane County Sheriff to American Homes 4 Rent Properti; $154,500.00 340 Woodridge Cir B: Sold on or before 012214 by Kane County Sheriff to Hud; $99,959.00 511 Crystal Ave: Sold on or before 012114 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assn; $158,857.00 526 W Thornwood Dr: Sold on or before 011314 by Ana Ostrowsky to Christine S Reyes & Michael Louie; $280,000.00 530 Cole Dr: Sold on or before 011014 by Joseph C Kostrzeski to Scott Wallace & Erin Wallace; $420,000.00 671 Reserve Ct: Sold on or before 011714 by Lawrence P Mortimer to Nick M Choban &


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AWESOME LOT! Very special 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home on an amazing 1.7 acre wooded lot with awesome views all year long! Dramatic open & flowing floor plan with vaulted, volume & cathedral ceilings, skylights, Brazilian Teak floors and so much more! Massive foyer opens to a window filled living room and dining room with a full wall built-in buffet. Floor to ceiling Trapezoid windows, stone fireplace and soaring ceiling highlight the family room. Gorgeous new kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counters, gigantic preparation/ breakfast bar and a vaulted dinette with skylights. 1st floor master suite with a corner fireplace, built-ins, private deck and a luxurious whirlpool bath with glass shower. Walkout lower level has 3 additional bedrooms, 2 baths, recreation room with fireplace, wet bar and built-ins. Multilevel decks, brick paved patio, fire pit, screened deck, storage shed & more. Surrounded by acres of wooded preserves!!!

St. Charles

Short Sale Expert, CDPE Alex and Vicky Rullo

$675,000

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