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Naturalist named Geneva’s ‘Top Dog’ PARK PERSPECTIVES Natalie Seidel Each month at the Geneva Park District, our staff selects a “Top Dog,” someone who has gone above and beyond their job description to further enhance our programs and facilities. For January, Kim Bohannon, the new naturalist at Peck Farm Park, was selected as “Top Dog” for her outstanding work on the “Trees of Illinois” exhibit. So, what is a naturalist anyway? A naturalist studies natural history, specifically through the observation of plants and animals in their natural surroundings. A naturalist’s field of expertise spans from biology, ecology, zoology and geology to the earth sciences and aquatic ecosystems. But at Peck, a naturalist does much more than just studying. Kim Bohannon is best described as a lifelong learner. Her career path has included working for newspapers, radio and even television (once); a master’s degree in elementary education; managing 110 employees at a nursing home; selling and studying DSLR cameras; two summers as a Peck summer camp counselor; and a year of coordinating Peck’s volunteers and camps. This fall, she accepted Peck’s full-time naturalist position. “I love it here,” she declared in the historic Peck House’s exhibit aside Zed the snake,

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Peck Farm Park naturalist Kim Bohannon enjoys playing at Hawks Hollow Nature Playground. Geneva Park District staff selected Bohannon as “Top Dog” for January for her work on the “Trees of Illinois” exhibit. goldfish and a frog found on Peck’s grounds. “This place is amazing!” Bohannon’s passion is sharing Peck’s natural wonders with the community and engaging the public in natural education with exciting exhibits and programs. For the “Trees of Illinois” exhibit, she designed interactive learning stations, a creative take-home craft and even built a life-sized tree for children to explore. The exhibit teaches visitors about the importance of trees, the benefits they provide and what happens under their bark. There’s still time to see this free, all-ages exhibit. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in

the Orientation Barn through Friday. Bohannon believes natural education is important and often lacking in school curriculum. “[Children] need to learn how it works out here,” she said. “They don’t need to be afraid of animals and the outdoors. They need to learn to respect and understand the natural world.” Programs designed by Bohannon disguise learning as play. She utilizes humor to engage participants, spark imagination and inspire curiosity. Not quite grown up yet, Bohannon laughed. “I’m really just a big kid. I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself, if it means they’re

learning something. Generally, it’s pretty effective,” she said. Because the natural world has so much to offer, classes are a fantastic value. For as little as $5, participants might read a story, take a guided hike and create a nature-inspired craft – all while discovering something new. Inspired by the new Hawks Hollow Nature Playground, Bohannon has created a variety of birthday parties for kids looking to celebrate on the wild side. Themes include Pirates of the Prairie, Wet-nWild, Butterflies and more. Bohannon has hosted these parties with great results. “[The kids] don’t realize they’re learning, but they are,” she said. “Both the kids and parents leave extremely happy.” Beyond birthday parties, Peck Farm Park offers youth and toddler classes, family programs, special events and summer camps to get you connecting with nature. Peck Farm Park is located at 4038 Kaneville Road in Geneva. To find out more about what’s happening at Peck, visit genevaparks.org or call 630-232-4542. Bohannon believes if you haven’t experienced Peck yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. “I think you’ll be blown away,” she said.

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Knight of Performances at Harter Middle School WHAT: The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters will have the second annual Knight of Performances event. A variety of student musicians and performers from both Kaneland Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School will provide entertainment, including students who are either performing a vocal or instrumental solo or ensemble, Mid-Knight Special, jazz band, jazz combos and cast members from this spring’s KHS musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The afternoon will also include a basket raffle and pork chop or chicken dinner from 5B’s Catering. WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. March 2. WHERE: Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive in Sugar Grove. INFO: Contact Denise Blaszynski at 630365-5272 or send an email to president@ knightmusic.org.

Spaghetti supper in Sugar Grove WHAT: The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host a benefit spaghetti supper for the Between Friends Food Pantry. The event features unlimited portions of spaghetti with a special homemade spaghetti sauce, as well as garlic bread, lettuce salad with all the fixings, a variety of desserts and beverages.

WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 8. WHERE: Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St., Sugar Grove. INFO: Call 630-466-4501.

Bingo events held weekly at Elburn Lions Club WHAT: The Elburn Lions Club has bingo each week. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Fridays. WHERE: Elburn Lions Club clubhouse, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn. INFO: Call 630-365-6315.

District 303 plans Parent University WHAT: St. Charles School District 303 will host a Parent University session. The focus will be such social media sites as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. District alumna and Elmhurst College student Lisa Caravelli will be the featured speaker. Attendees are encourged to bring their laptop, tablet or smartphone. Space is somewhat limited. WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: Administration Building, 201 S. Seventh St., St. Charles. INFO: Visit www.d303.org to reserve a space.

‘Nature of Clay’ set at Fine Line WHAT: Fine Line Creative Arts Center will host an opening reception for “The Nature of Clay” exhibit by ClayMirth. WHEN: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. INFO: The reception will feature a talk at 3 p.m. with some of the participating artists. The exhibit runs through April 12. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visit www.fineline.org or call 630584-9443 for information.

‘Juncos’ program at Hickory Knolls WHAT: A Kane County Audubon event, “Those Ordinary, Extraordinary Juncos,” will be presented by Bob Andrini, Kane County Audubon president, in conjunction with the St. Charles Park District. WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 28. WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.

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St. Charles resident Blake Murray, 41, was teaching an exercise class when he took a break to answer 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up? Orem, Utah. Who would play you in the movie of your life? Paul Newman. First job? At Chick-fil-A. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A secret agent. I became a fitness instructor instead. I own CrossFit 333 in St. Charles. A book you’d recom-


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Jury convicts man of felony escape

Knife-wielding man charged with battery

By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A 39-year-old man who faces multiple felony charges out of Campton Hills has been convicted of escape, according to Kane County c o u r t d o c uments. Daniel R. For more Kellogg than a year, Daniel R. Kellogg eluded authorities, dodging a five-year prison sentence for burglarizing cars parked outside a St. Charles

gym. He also was wanted on multiple felony charges out of Campton Hills that stemmed from fraudulent activity involving a house he rented in 2011 on the 40W700 block of Grand Monde Drive in the village. An anonymous tip in January 2013 led to Kellogg’s arrest in St. Charles. In August, a grand jury indicted Kellogg of felony escape, and on Feb. 11 a Kane County jury convicted him of the Class 3 felony, records show. Judge John Barsanti is expected to sentence Kellogg on March 12, the same day he is due in court for other cases.

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Man charged with third DUI By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man whose license was revoked in the 1980s for driving under the influence is being held on $75,000 bond on new DUI charges, according to reports. Andrew M. Cox, 54, of the 400 block of South 10th Avenue, was charged Monday with felo- Andrew M. ny DUI for his Cox third offense, felony DUI for driving with a revoked license and felony driving with a revoked or suspended license, according to a St. Charles Police Department report. The report notes he also was charged with improper lane use, driving without insurance, DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license. An officer reportedly stopped Cox at about 12:30 a.m. Monday after seeing his vehicle drive into the median on the 0-99 block of Prairie Street in St. Charles.

Cox smelled of alcohol and refused to submit to field sobriety tests, police reported, noting he also declined to provide a breath sample once at the police station. Tri-Com Central Dispatch confirmed to police that Cox was “revoked as of 1987 for a prior DUI,” according to the report. Police also determined that Cox had two prior DUI arrests and four prior arrests for driving with a suspended or revoked license, police reported. According to online Kane County sheriff reports, Cox was being held in jail Tuesday on $75,000 bond. He is expected in court at 8:30 a.m. April 2, St. Charles police reported.

Sisters face misdemeanor charges in incident By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A weekend altercation between two St. Charles sisters escalated to a struggle involving a knife-welding man, according to a St. Charles Police Department report. Police responded to the 200 block of Walnut Drive in St. Charles at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday for a disturbance involving someone armed with knives, police reported. Upon arrival, the officer reportedly saw Darell M. Hayes and Audrinana Clemons struggling with each other in a stairway. Hayes had knives in hand and appeared to be trying to get away from Clemons to the second floor, police reported. Hayes disobeyed the officer’s order to drop the knives, pulled away from Clemons and got up the stairs, where he tripped and fell on his stomach but remained in control of the weapons, police reported. Clemons, meanwhile, reportedly jumped over Hayes and ran into a back bedroom. In an effort to detain Hayes, the officer tried to grab

the back of his pants but lost his footing because of broken glass and debris on the stairs, police reported. Hayes reportedly went toward the bedroom, but another person barricaded the doorway with Darell M. a bookcase, Hayes which did not have a back. Reaching between the shelves, Hayes tried to stab the others with the knives and did Audrinana not acknowlClemons edge police orders to drop the weapons, police said. Hayes reportedly stabbed Clemons’ right hand and forearm. Crystal Taking his Clemons or her service weapon from its holster, the officer aimed at Hayes and ordered him to drop the knives, police said. Hayes threw one of the knives at the other person

behind the bookcase, police reported. Although that person was injured, police said, he was able to maintain pressure on the bookcase to block Hayes from entering the room. Hayes reportedly dropped the other knife when ordered. Hayes, 26, of the 200 block of Eshcol Avenue, Zion, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of obstructing identification for reportedly providing police with a false name and birthdate. According to online Kane County Sheriff’s reports, he is being held in jail on $40,000 bond. He is expected in court at 9 a.m. Feb. 26 for a status hearing. Police learned the altercation stemmed from a conflict between Clemons, 22, and her sister, Crystal S. Clemons, 28, who was in an ambulance to Delnor Hospital by the time police knew she was involved, police reported. The sisters, both of the 200 block of Walnut Drive, were each charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery, according to police.

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Weather History An outbreak of more than 60 twisters on this date in 1884 ripped through Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, killing 420 people. With warmer air’s return in late February, the South often has its first bout with tornadoes.

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Commission divided on STC drive-thru grocery Store would operate out of former Quick Lube location By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A proposed drive-thru grocery store heads to a city committee next month with mixed support. The St. Charles Liquor Control Commission on Tuesday recommended creation of an ordinance that would allow the store, planned for 2071 Route 38, to have drive-thru beer and wine sales. Commission members voted 3-2 in favor of the recommendation at its regular meeting, with 2nd Ward Alderman Rita Payleitner and 5th Ward Alderman Maureen Lewis voting no. Payleitner and Lewis said some of the residents in their wards were not supportive of drive-thru alcohol sales. They compared the grocery store plan to a proposed drive-thru for the Lundeen’s Liquor express location, 1315 W. Main St., which they opposed in October. “You basically want a drive-thru liquor store,” Lew-

is said to Peter Bogle, the local businessman who founded the LLC group behind the grocery store. The grocery store proposal differs from Lundeen’s in that 50 percent of sales would be food and the other 50 percent would be beer and wine, Bogle said. He added that drive-thru groceries have had success in other states such as Ohio. “I feel really strongly that as a 20-year resident of St. Charles that we want to be on the front end of new and innovative business models,” Bogle said after the meeting. The store would offer a basic selection of dairy products, dry goods, beer, wine, water and juices, Bogle said. He also is in talks with local restaurants to have some of their food available to purchase as takeout specials on various days of the week. The store would operate out of the former Quick Lube location next to the Merlin auto shop to allow for an easy entrance and exit near the

Randall Road-Route 38 intersection, Bogle said. Identification will be checked during any alcohol sale. The store plans to focus on beer and wine and not offer hard liquor at this time. Lewis pressed Bogle on whether he still would proceed with the store if it is denied a liquor license. Bogle said the alcohol sales would be a key part in recouping the investment to start the store, which would require the installation of custom-made coolers. Ray Rogina, St. Charles mayor and liquor commissioner, said residents are eager to see empty storefronts filled around the city, especially in the area of Randall Road and Route 38. He appreciated Bogle’s offer to be flexible with store hours and change closing times if needed. The proposal for the store will next go before the City’s Government Operations Committee on March 3, Rogina said.

procedures, project eligibility requirements and the Riverboat Fund, in general. Inquiries should be sent to OCR@countyofkane.org.

Main St., St. Charles, will offer a free parenting workshop titled “Toddler Know-How: Behavior Basics for the 3 and Under Crowd” from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 27. It is presented by Cheryl Denz. Call 630-587-3777, ext. 103, or email info@riverviewcounselingservices.com to register.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Applications available for Riverboat funding The Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment has announced that applications for 2014 Riverboat funding are available. The Kane County Board has budgeted $1 million for this initiative. Nonprofit organizations and units of local government are eligible to apply. Visit www.countyofkane.org/ Pages/kcci/rfp.aspx to download application materials and view a brief video explaining the application process. Completed applications are due at 4:30 p.m. April 7. The staff of the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment is available to answer questions regarding application

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Board hears officer’s request for benefits By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com ELBURN – A former Elburn police officer’s quest to receive public safety employee benefits, as a result of a fall he took while on duty Christmas Day in 2008, is on hold after village trustees opted Tuesday to seek more information about the request. The retired officer, Steven Furlan, appeared at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting with his attorney, Richard Blass. Village Board members ultimately will decide whether Furlan meets specific standards. The first is that he suffered a catastrophic injury in the line of duty. The second is that the injury occurred in response to what is reasonably believed to be an emergency or during the investigation of a criminal act. Furlan described the incident, in which he was performing a security check at Lions Park, at 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn. Furlan said he was walking around the building, checking to make sure doors and windows were locked when he slipped and took a hard fall, and his head struck the pavement. As a result, he said, he suffered injuries that do not allow him to perform the duties of a police officer. The

board received information that three doctors had certified Furlan as disabled. Board members said they want information, including case law cited by Blass. Bob Britz, the village’s attorney, said he would provide that information before the next village board meeting. At issue was whether the security check could be considered an emergency situation, and if Furlan could have been considered under orders to conduct such a check on that particular night. Furlan said he approached any security check as a potential emergency, and that there had previously been incidents at the Lions Club. Board members asked Village Administrator Erin Willrett whether there had been any break-ins reported in that year, and she said there had been none reported. Furlan said he suffers from dizzy spells that take place, for instance, when he checks tire pressure on a vehicle. Trustees asked whether he is able to drive, and he said he was, but when asked by Blass whether there is a difference between driving as a private citizen and driving as a police officer, Furlan said there is a difference. The next scheduled Village Board meeting is set for March 3.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Beer dinner pairing event set for March 4 BATAVIA – A beer dinner pairing five Tyranena beers with five courses, featuring game foods, is set for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at Gammon Coach House, 3 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. A representative will be on

hand to discuss the pairing and answer questions. Seating is limited to 24, and tickets are available for purchase at the bar. For information, visit www. gammoncoachhouse.com or call 630-482-3663. The cost is $43, plus tip and tax.

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bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – If Geneva invests in ready-to-go electric generation for 200 acres east of Kirk Road and south of Route 38, it could position the city as more attractive to industrial development, officials said. At a special Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, by consensus, aldermen approved a proposal from staff to start planning to install an electric substation in anticipation of eventual development there. “Right now, we have no electric there,” Public Works Director Dan Dinges said. “We’ve got 200 acres of farmland out there we hope to turn into an industrial park at some

point. We are going to need a substation in this area.” Dinges said two transformers for the city would cost $1.2 million and take a year to build. Without being proactive, if a developer were to be interested in a site there, the progress would be delayed up to two years – one just to get a transformer and another for design engineering and for ComEd to look at how it would feed power to that substation. Dinges said a deposit of $250,000 “puts our name on two transformers” and gets the process started. Once the city takes delivery, they would be stored at the public works facility. “Whether I put them in or store them, they will not go

to waste. If a substation goes down elsewhere, we can use them,” Dinges said. “There’s a long lead time on transformers … The question is, should we take that step and start that one year clock ticking?” Dinges said the cost would be spread over two years of capital budgets. “We need your consensus to plug that into the capital budget,” Dinges said. Fifth Ward Alderman Tom Simonian said it would be in the city’s best interest to support the proposal as a hedge against losing a development opportunity. It would also be possible to recapture the investment through annexation agreements, city attorney Chuck Radovich said.

School’s artwork will be on display By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – The creativity of Rotolo Middle School students will be on display tonight as part of an art show at Limestone Coffee & Tea, 8 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia. The Caffeinated Colors art show will be from 5 to 7 p.m. This is the first time the school has had a community art show. “We always have had a district art show, but we wanted to have a little more community involvement so the community could see what our kids are doing,” Rotolo Middle School art teacher Katherine Cessna said. “It is a chance to highlight their work.” About 25 Rotolo sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are participating in the show, which will feature a wide range of three-dimensional artwork as well as paintings and drawings. The pieces have been on display at Limestone Coffee & Tea for the past week, and they will be taken down after today’s show. In addition to spotlighting the work of students, Cess-

Know more The Rotolo Middle School community art show Caffeinated Colors will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Limestone Coffee & Tea, 8 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia. na sees the show as a way to strengthen community ties. “We want to support our

community,” Cessna said. “We have such support for the arts in Batavia. This is a way to build relationships with community members.” Next year, she hopes to expand the art show and have students perform during the show. “I think we are really hoping that this will become an annual thing,” Cessna said.

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BATAVIA – Aldermen at Tuesday’s Joint Committee of the Whole meeting began discussing the need for an electric rate increase. Residents could see their electric rates increase by at least 10 percent starting in May. Batavia Finance Director Peggy Colby told aldermen that there have only been a handful of rate increases since 2009, with the last one being a 10 percent rate increase that went into effect Jan. 1, 2012. The monthly base charge also was increased at that time. Second Ward Alderman Martin Callahan voiced concerns about the fact that there have been several rate increases in recent years. “We need to find a solution,” he said. “This can’t continue.” Sixth Ward Alderman Lisa Clark said the city’s ultimate goal is to diversify the power it receives from the Prairie State Energy campus in downstate Illinois. The city will hold an informational meeting to explain to residents the need for the rate increase at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave. Batavia Public Works Director Gary Holm has told aldermen that additional revenues would be needed to account for increased purchase power costs and the depletion of rate stabili-

zation reserves. In 2007, the Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency, of which Batavia is a member, agreed to a longterm power contract to purchase electricity from Prairie State. City officials said there were higher than anticipated costs related to the construction of the plant. In addition, the city has looked at selling off some of its power because it doesn’t need as much as expected because of the economic slowdown. At the same time, the city’s overall costs for power are up. Holm said for the period from 2010 to 2013, purchase power costs have increased a total of $7 million, or about 30 percent. Residents would see a 10 percent rate increase in their electric bills if aldermen approve an additional half-percent home rule sales tax that could be allocated each year towards rate relief. The one-half penny of each $1 in sales could provide up to $1.5 million in additional funds, officials said. If aldermen decide against implementing the additional tax, then a 16 percent electric tax increase would be needed, city staff said. In addition, staff has recommended an increase to the base rates for all customer classes. The planned increase for residential is $4 a month.

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Mom and Son Night event planned in Geneva GENEVA – A Mom and Son Night event is set from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. It is a Geneva Park District event. Boys ages 4 to 12 and their mothers will enjoy entertainment, dancing, activities and snacks. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for check-in and pictures. All couples will receive a keepsake photograph. The cost is $10 per person ($15 nonresident). Advance registration is required. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www. genevaparks.org.

‘Dentist with a Heart’ program set for Thursday The Fox River Valley Dental Society’s program, “ Dentist with a Heart,” in which local dentists will provide free services for those who are in need, have two more sessions for this month. Stephen Lavrisa, 2631 Williamsburg Ave., Geneva, will be accepting patients on a firstcome, first-served basis from 7

a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday; and Keven Arnold, by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at 2020 Dean St., St. Charles, 630-443-4545. Free services include cleaning, fillings, X-rays, extractions and diagnostic services. Services are limited to those older than 3, and an adult must accompany anyone younger than 18. For information, visit www.dentistwithaheartonline. org.

Presence care center earns seal of approval ST. CHARLES – Presence Pine View Care Center, 611 Allen Lane, St. Charles, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and patient and resident safety in nursing home care. Presence Pine View Care Center underwent an on-site survey in December. A Joint Commission surveyor evaluated the center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients

and residents, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. For information about Presence Pine View Care Center, call 877-737-4636 or visit www. presencehealth.org/lifeconnections.

SPA Sisters to host Awakening Retreat ST. CHARLES – SPA Sisters will host an Awakening Retreat from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2. Meet at Healing Gardens, 37W249 Dean Street, St. Charles. Using nature as a guide, SPA Sisters teaches ways for people to connect with their true spirit. The retreat includes time for solitude in nature for personal reflection and time to connect with other women in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. The cost is $85, and scholarships are available if needed. Participants need to bring a sack lunch. Visit www.spasisters.org for information or to register. All are welcome. No experience is necessary.

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Alice Jane Erickson: A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at noon March 1, at Hinckley United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley. Lunch will be served at the church following the service. 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 630-897-9291. 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.

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@ shawmedia.com. 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.


Geneva-based Hearts of Hope provides information to public on dangers of heroin By BRENDA SCHORY

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To contact Hearts of Hope regarding addiction or naloxone training call 630-327-9937 or go online at www. heartsofhope.net. Chicago Recovery Alliance and Harm Reduction Coalition offers information on reversing heroin or opiate overdose online at http:// harmreduction.org: timulation: Does the person respond to painful stimulation like a knuckle rub to sternum or upper lips? If not, this is an overdose needing attention. all 911: Then proceed to other steps to reverse the overdose. irway: Surviving an opiate overdose requires a clear airway and breathing. escue breathing: Provide rescue breathing for the person. valuate the situation: Is the airway unobstructed, and is the person breathing? uscular injection: Inject 1 to 2cc of naloxone into the person’s shoulder, buttocks or thigh muscle using a 1 to 1.5-inch needle, then resume rescue breaths. valuate again: Naloxone takes three to five minutes to work, so keep up rescue breathing and give another dose if there is no response in five minutes.

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Kane County sheriff’s deputies received the first of three trainings in the use of naloxone – trade name Narcan – a drug used to reverse overdoses of heroin and other opiates. The training was presented by Lea Minalga of Hearts of Hope, a Geneva-based nonprofit that provides support and advocacy for those who are addicted and their families. Parents with a heroin-addicted son or daughter also are taking the training and having the drug kits available in case of accidental overdose, she said. “Sheriff [Pat] Perez was so open to have me teach them how to revert an overdose,” Minalga said. “Naloxone works within a few minutes. There will be an officer who will save a life and very shortly because heroin use is so prevalent in this area. They are going to be first responders, even before the ambulance gets there.” Hearts of Hope received its training and the naloxone drug kits through Chicago Alliance Recovery, working with the Harm Reduction Coalition, a national organization. According to its website, http://harmreduction.org, vol-

unteers worked with legislators to enact a new law in 2010 supporting overdose prevention to protect prescribers and lay persons who use naloxone. Minalga started Hearts of Hope because of her own son’s heroin addiction. Before he became clean, she said, her son survived four overdoses. “Usually, you have about 30 seconds before you know you’re going out,” Minalga said her son told her. “He saved himself by calling 911 when he was alone. It [naloxone] probably would have saved Hoffman’s life if he’d had it.” Minalga’s group provides support for relapse prevention. “All people who have used [heroin] have been altered forever. It changes their brain,” Minalga said. “At Hearts of Hope, we

have seen ... what a struggle it is to get to the other side of sobriety. It never comes without pain and terrible suffering.” Perez said there will be two more rounds of naloxone training so all deputies will be able to administer the opiate antidote quickly. “We had two heroin overdoses [this month], in Hampshire and in St. Charles, but no deaths resulted,” Perez said. As to the significance of Hoffman’s death, Perez said it just shows the power of the heroin addiction, no matter what a person’s circumstances are. “He was a person who was intelligent, talented, and money was not an issue,” Perez said of Hoffman. “It was a matter of once that addiction took hold, it was ongoing.”

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GENEVA – The recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose highlights the drug’s danger and insidious effect on those who are affected, said Lea Minalga, Hearts of Hope founder. But it also provides an avenue for the group to provide training on the use of naloxone – trade name Narcan – an injectable antidote drug for heroin or opioid overdose. Minalga recently held the first of three training sessions for Kane County Sheriff’s deputies. Hearts of Hope, based in Geneva, provides support, advocacy and education on addiction for addicts and their families. “My reaction to his death was terrible shock that such a brilliant mind, one of the most brilliant actors of our time, should die from heroin,” Minalga said. Media attention to the Oscar-award winning actor, who was 46 when he died Feb. 2 in New York, also serves as an opportunity to provide information to the public on the dangers of heroin, she said. “The light is being shown,” Minalga said. “It needs to warrant an alert that it can happen to anyone, rich or poor, actors or the quiet reserved kid in the back of the lunchroom at school.” Minalga said heroin users are getting younger, while heroin is getting more pure. “It takes anyone in its wake down,” Minalga said. “It kills, steals and destroys, and it robs our loved ones from us. [Hoffman’s] death is a total tragedy. He’s leaving three kids behind.” Heroin is an opioid synthesized from morphine. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of Americans using heroin increased to 669,000 from 373,000, during 2007 to 2012. The Kane County Coroner’s Office said there were 22 confirmed heroin overdose deaths in 2013, but none confirmed so far this year. Minalga said Hearts of Hope is providing naloxone training.

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Rotolo Middle School teacher Julie Sengenberger works on a language arts assignment with students Brian Clark (left) and Conall Haldeman at the Batavia school.

BLENDED LEARNING By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com Julie Sengenberger, a sixth-grade teacher at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, said the Chromebooks issued to the school’s sixth-graders have become a valuable part of the classroom. She said the technology helps with “bringing the community into the classroom.” The Chromebooks are devices that run the Google Chrome Web browser. They allow students to use the Internet, as well as applications, and educators tout their ability to enhance the learning experience. For instance, Sengenberger said her students were able to interact with a science-fiction author who was able to blog with the students and then eventually come in and meet with the class. She said students are able to share what they create in class with students

outside of the building. The Batavia Chromebook experience is one example of how school districts are embracing technology, but the paths they will take still are evolving. For instance, the Batavia and Kaneland school districts recently dropped out of a blended learning consortium with the Wheaton-Warrenville, Naperville and Indian Prairie school districts. But officials at both Batavia and Kaneland say that there is much the districts already are doing with the concept of digital learning, and there are plans to do much more. At both districts, cost was cited as the reason to leave the consortium. Kaneland officials said the cost for the second phase of the plan – $96,450 – was higher than previously expected. Kaneland opted out by a vote of 5-2. In

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Rotolo Middle School Julia Dauskurdas (left) and Molly Smith work on laptop computers for a language arts lesson in Julie Sengenberger’s class at the Batavia school. $250. He said it allows students to use Internet access to do research. He said they can take notes and collaborate with classmates. He said they are solid devices and “there are literally no viruses. They are not susceptible to hacking.” Sengenberger said the Chromebooks are working out well at Batavia. The biggest issue, she said, is that their use is limited to sixth-graders. The program

is in its second year, she said, noting she talked to seventh-graders about the experience of going without the devices after a year of using it. “They said it was very difficult,” she said. Ideally, she said, the students would take their Chromebooks to seventh grade, and additional devices would be given to next year’s sixth-graders. Instead, she said, sixth-graders will turn them

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Schlichter, the district’s director of educational services for sixth through 12th grade, brought up another point – some companies providing content for Common Core no longer are making textbooks or paper options. Plus, she described the online offerings as “truly interactive learning suites” and not simply a PDF of a textbook page. Schlichter said such blended learning “really enriches” the students’ experience. She also said it prepares them for colleges and careers, and she said that some college classes are partially online. She said it is “very, very valuable” for students to be able to learn in the online environment.

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Batavia, the result was the same, but the vote was 4-3. At Kaneland, officials said they expected other opportunities to come up. At Batavia, Brad Newkirk, chief academic officer, said the question in the district “has turned to ‘how’ and ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ we should expand student access to technology.” “We will be processing options with the board of education this spring,” Newkirk said. Both districts already engage in some form of blended learning, and there are plans for more in the future. At Kaneland, a discussion about technology was a part of the most recent school board meeting. Superintendent Jeff Schuler said the cost of Chromebooks had come down, and that “you would be surprised, as a board, how much you can buy.” Tim Wolf, the district’s director of technology, said the Chromebook is “an excellent device for a school district.” Wolf said there are some models that cost less than

in at the end of the year. Officials acknowledge that there are some who question the need for such technology in the classrooms and are concerned about the cost. But they also say there are advantages to using it. At Kaneland, discussion about the consortium suggested that it eventually could have increased course offerings. For instance, if there was only one student who had interest in a class, it’s unlikely the district would consider offering it. But that class perhaps could be available through the consortium, or a similar future group. At the recent Kaneland board meeting, Erika

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Holding the line To the Editor: On the ballot for our upcoming primary election in March will be a proposal to fund another program for those in need of disability services in the form of a 377 board. The proposal is for a property tax not to exceed 0.1 percent of equalized assessed value, which, at first blush, is a small thing. Yet this is how we, as a state and as a nation, have become so in debt that we cannot even see the tunnel, much less the storied light at its end. Each little bit added has accumulated to a formidable debt. As a taxpayer, I am against any proposal to create more debt, rather than proposals to hold the line, with a view to rolling it back. We should seek almost any other alternative to creating yet another government bureau, with its inherent inefficiencies and stodginess. Altruism notwithstanding, there are ways to aid those in need other than more dependence on entities other than ourselves. More community involvement through expos, fundraisers and volunteerism is how we should manage our needs, not a never-ending mountain of debt. Jim Ledbetter North Aurora

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Months after ‘nuclear option’ finds confirmation limbo THE WASHINGTON POST It’s been three months since Majority Leader Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats used the “nuclear option” in the Senate to unilaterally change the rules to limit filibusters on most presidential nominations. So far, though, there’s been no flood of confirmations. Part of the explanation is continuing GOP obstruction, as unfounded as ever. But it also turns out that the nuclear option wasn’t the panacea some made it out to be. It remains unacceptably hard to staff the government. Perhaps the best – or worst – example is the number of ambassadorial nominations languishing in Senate confirmation limbo.

Forget the campaign donors President Barack Obama chose to reward with cushy ambassadorships, some of whom are embarrassments. According to the American Foreign Service Association, 20 career diplomats are awaiting consideration, including the president’s picks to lead embassies in important U.S. ally countries such as Chile and Colombia. Fourteen of them have already gone through their hearings. Last month, meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry sent Reid an understandable letter of complaint that more than a third of his senior staff still weren’t in place a year into his tenure. Examples include the able Tom Malinowski, whom Obama tapped in July to be assistant secretary for democracy, human

rights and labor. Uncontroversial nominees – and even those who rub some legislators the wrong way but are well qualified – should fly through the Senate. Instead, many are stuck waiting for floor time. When Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., tried to get two uncontroversial judges confirmed by unanimous consent last week, Republicans demanded hours of pointless debate. GOP lawmakers look set to mercilessly attack Debo Adegbile, the president’s talented choice to run the Justice Department’s civil rights team. In fact, the betting is that Republican senators, still smarting from Reid’s nuclear attack, will force the chamber to waste valuable time on all sorts of nominees.

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Even with the filibuster neutered, that could hold up or effectively block many nominees from advancing. Republicans might have reason to be angry, but exacting revenge on well-qualified, would-be public servants – particularly those who aren’t heading into lifetime judgeships – is toxic for the country and the sort of behavior that led to the deployment of the nuclear option to begin with. The problem here is bigger than the partisan wars that get all the attention. Too many jobs are filled by presidential appointments, and too many of those require confirmation in the Senate, which only has so much floor time. That leads to too many layers between the federal bureaucracy and its

leadership and to excessive caution from presidents, who are slow to nominate. Obama is certainly guilty of this; 13 ambassadorships, including the top diplomatic post in Cairo, are simply vacant. One fix is to slim down the number of presidential appointments, or at least the ones lawmakers must consider. The Senate did a bit of this last year in a bipartisan vote. Part of the price of going nuclear, though, is that the two parties are exceedingly unlikely to be able to agree on that sort of reform again anytime soon. If Democratic leaders want to improve things, they can rely only on votes from within their party – and worry that they will further destabilize the institution by going it alone.

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Lauzen, officials clashing over salary increases

8LOCAL BRIEF Pancake Day event set AURORA – The 64th Kiwanis Pancake Day is set from 7 a.m. to noon March 15 at Aurora Central Catholic High School, 1255 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora.

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GENEVA – Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen this week is asking various committees to support salary increases for multiple county directors – a move that riled some members Tuesday. Public Health Committee members Myrna Molina, D-Aurora, and Melisa Taylor, R-Sugar Grove, voted against moving two salary increase requests forward because they wanted more information about the broader payraise plan. “I want to see the bigger picture of where the money is coming from,” Molina said. “These are a lot of budget adjustments at the beginning of the year.” Lauzen said he is requesting the salary adjustments to help make the directors’ wages more comparable to salaries offered by seven nearby counties. “Are there dollars in the budget for this raise?” he said. “The answer is yes.” A 5 percent raise is being proposed for Public Health Director Barb Jeffers, who makes about $109,000. Lauzen said only one of her local counterparts – the director in Kendall County – makes less than her. The salary bump helps “protect the tremendous talent that we have,” Lauzen said. Committee chairman Monica Silva, D-Aurora, said she has worked with several public health directors and Jeffers is among the best.

“I can’t underscore how Barb Jeffers stands out from the rest,” Silva said. “I wish we could give her more.” She and committee members Brian Pollock, D-Aurora, and Susan Starrett, R-Batavia, moved Jeffers’ proposed increase – along with a 5 percent proposed increase for Emergency Management Director Donald Bryant – to the Finance/Budget Committee. With more proposed salary increases on the agenda for meetings today and Thursday, Molina and Taylor said they wanted to consider the proposals as part of a whole. “I need to know the full picture before I decide on the individual pieces,” Molina said. Taylor said she takes the county-to-county salary comparisons with a grain of salt because they aren’t always apple-to-apple comparisons. Lauzen said the aggregate will be considered at the Finance/Budget Committee meeting once the individual proposals are considered by the appropriate committees. He chided Molina and Taylor for their lack of support. He said votes can be symbolic, and he wouldn’t want the committee to send the wrong message to Jeffers, under whose leadership the health department received national accreditation. He said it’s not consistent to applaud a director’s achievements but vote against a raise that doesn’t even bring her up to the average compensation. “We can’t send bad signals in motions and votes,” Lauzen said.

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Taylor, Lenert seek GOP nod for Kane board By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com Residents of Kane County Board District 5 must choose next month which Republican they want to see on the general election ballot in November. Insurance agent Bill Lenert, 61, is challenging incumbent Melisa Taylor, 44. Both live in Sugar Grove. No Democratic candidate has filed for the position, which includes Sugar Grove, Big Rock and part of Aurora. Lenert – who has a Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University and owns Lenert Insurance

Group – said he would apply his business sense to the County Board. “I’d like to see government run more like business,” he said. Taylor first was elected to the County Board in November 2010 and participates on several committees, including Public Health, Human Services and Legislative. Her time on County Board has given her a chance to learn about the county’s structure and issues, she said, noting that separates her from her opponent. “There’s a learning curve,” Taylor said. “I’m productive right out of the

Steel Beam Theatre to present opening of ‘Bay of Portugal’ KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre, at 111 W. Main St. in St. Charles, presents “The Bay of Portugal” opening at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets for this world premiere are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $23 for students. On Friday, Forever Yogurt, below the theater, invites the audience to meet the author, the cast and enjoy free yogurt following the performance. Emmy-Award winning author Richard Culliton offered his play to Steel Beam after

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starring there onstage in last season’s “Seafarer,” directed by Donna Steele, as well as appearing there in past seasons. Culliton and Steele, founder of Steel Beam, were college students at Northwestern University in the department of theater and reunited several years ago when Culliton’s sister-inlaw from Geneva ordered tickets over the phone. The show continues through March 16 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Buy tickets at www.SteelBeamTheatre. com or by phone at 630-587-8521.

gate.” Noting he has run a business for more than 30 years, Lenert said his background in fiscal responsibility would benefit the board and county as a whole. His goals include holding property taxes steady and finding ways to lower them; extending Metra to Sugar Grove; and bringing more and better paying jobs to Kane County, he said. He noted a desire to be involved with the Workforce Investment Board. “I’m really enjoying my first attempt at politics,” Lenert said. “My hope if I get elected is to think like a vot-

er, not like a politician.” Taylor said her focuses include promoting Big Rock Campground as an economic engine for the surrounding businesses and supporting the full interchange project at Interstate 88 and Route 47. She noted she also enjoys working through the various issues that need the board’s attention. For example, she said, Animal Control was one of the first issues she looked into and realized the department wasn’t structured efficiently. “If I’m going to take on a project, I take it on 110 percent,” Taylor said. “And I’m not done.”

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8LOCAL BRIEF Kane County Cougars to host job fair Saturday GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 24W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Those interested should stop by the ballpark at any

time during the four-hour session to complete an application. The following part-time seasonal positions are available for the 2014 season: concession stand staff (includes cashiers, food runners, cooks and stand managers), picnic servers, beer servers, suite

attendants (waitress experience required) and bartenders (experience required). Applications are available at www.kccougars.com or at the Cougars administrative office at the ballpark. For information, call 630232-8811.

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WAUBONSEE VOICES Dr. Chuck Boudreau apply for certain state financial aid programs, including the Illinois Monetary Award Program – or MAP. MAP funds are awarded based on the date that the FAFSA is completed and submitted, so they’re usually awarded to students who submit their FAFSAs no later than early March. For this reason, many Illinois colleges, including Waubonsee Community College, recommend filing the FAFSA by March 1. The 2014-15 FAFSA is now available at fafsa.gov. There is no cost to filing the FAFSA, and the results will be sent to as many schools as the student requests. Because most of the federal and state

aid program funds are needbased, the FAFSA includes questions about the student’s and parents’ 2013 income and current assets, with the exception of home value. While there are helpful instructions throughout the online version of the FAFSA, it can be valuable to have the help of an expert offline. That’s why Waubonsee’s Financial Aid Office hosts several FAFSA Fairs this time each year. The next scheduled event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in room 160 of our downtown Aurora Campus, 18 S. River St. Everyone is invited to this free event, where computers will be available for onsite FAFSA completion and filing. Once the FAFSA is filed and reviewed, both the student and his/her designated schools receive the results, which include a calculated

expected family contribution – or EFC. Eligibility for needbased loan and employment programs is based on the difference between the cost of attendance and the EFC. Individual colleges and universities also will notify students of their aid eligibility at their particular institution. The student should review each school’s award package, compare the total aid with the total cost of attendance, and decide whether or not to accept the aid offer. Students and parents need to be especially mindful of accepting any aid that needs to be paid back, such as loans. Information about interest rates, repayment plans and repayment calculators is available at direct.ed.gov. The world of financial aid can be intimidating, but there is help available, and the possible benefits make it well

Search begins for township supervisor By BRENDA SCHORY BLACKBERRY TOWN SHIP – Blackberry Township trustees are looking to appoint a new supervisor after the surprise resignation of Dennis Ryan last week. In a short resignation letter he sent Feb. 5 by email, Ryan wrote, “Due to ongoing health concerns, I, Dennis C. Ryan, am resigning from the position of Blackberry Township Supervisor, effectively immediately.” Ryan beat Frederick Dornback, 476-424, in the April 9 consolidated election last year, according to results posted on the Kane County Clerk’s website. “It was sort of a shock to me that he would resign, because we had several correspondences about the McNair ballfield,” Trustee Harley Veldhuizen said. “We were trying to draft a letter to send to the owners, and then bingo, the next email I get, it was, ‘I quit.’ ”

• Dr. Chuck Boudreau is director of Student Financial Aid Services at Waubonsee Community College. The “Waubonsee Voices” column runs the third Wednesday of each month in the Kane County Chronicle. Feedback and questions can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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worth looking into. Learn more about state of Illinois financial aid programs at isac.org, and visit studentaid.ed.gov for information on federal programs. Students should also read the financial aid web pages of the schools they’re interested in to learn more about the school’s application processes and available scholarships. Waubonsee financial aid experts can be reached online at waubonsee.edu/financialaid or by phone at 630-4667900, ext. 5774.

“It was sort of a shock to me that he would resign, because we had several correspondences about the McNair ballield. ” Harley Veldhuizen, Trustee Ryan would not discuss his resignation, saying only, “It’s better for my health and better for the township that I left.” Veldhuizen said a couple of people have shown interest in serving as township supervisor. The board nominated senior Trustee James Feece to moderate the February meeting, and members expect to make a choice during the March meeting, he said. The replacement supervisor has to have voted Republican in the last presidential primary. Veldhuizen said the supervisor position is parttime, about 25 hours a week, and pays $20,000 a year. But first, the board has a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the township office, 43W390

Main Street Road, Blackberry Township, to write a budget for the next fiscal year. Veldhuizen said trustees finally have gotten a response from the owners of the McNair ballfield, which more than 700 youth baseball and football players use for practice. The lease with property owners Transmission Relay Corporation of Burr Ridge, charged the township $1 a year for the youths to use the five-acre property, but the lease agreement was allowed to lapse last April, officials said. None of the rent checks were cashed, they said. The low rate for the lease was connected to a sales agreement from the property’s previous

owner, whose children were involved in baseball. The previous property owner wanted a portion reserved for athletic purposes, officials said. Trustee Timothy Norris said he was surprised by Ryan’s sudden resignation. Still, Norris said trustees were encouraged through their own efforts to speak with the property’s owners. Trustee James Feece said he wished Ryan well with his health issues. “All of us have been trying to meet with the Elburn baseball group … and the board asked him [Ryan] to contact the owners of the property so we could negotiate a lease for at least another year,” Feece said. “To my knowledge, he had not carried through with that.” Time is of the essence, Feece said. “We’re going to be having baseball kids signing up here pretty quick, and we had gotten behind in our negotiations with property,” Feece said.

V Fusion Studio to host girls night out Friday GENEVA – On Friday, V Fusion Studio will be hosting a Change of Heart Girls Night Out at 129 W. State St., Geneva. The night’s activities will include a variety of heart healthy workouts. There is a $20 fee to participate. A $5 contribution from each $20 participation fee will be donated to the American Heart Association’s GO RED for Women movement for important awareness, research and educational programs. In addition to the workout, each participant will receive a Change of Heart water bottle, important heart health tips and a subscription to SELF magazine. For information, contact Krista Parker at KristaParker23@sbcglobal.net or visit www.vfusionstudio.com.

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While we’re about two months into a new calendar year, it’s already time for prospective and current college students to look ahead to the upcoming 2014-15 academic year, especially if they want help paying tuition. February is national Financial Aid Awareness Month, so in addition to working through those boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates, students and parents should also be working their way through the financial aid application process. The key to the process is the free application for federal student aid, or FAFSA. By completing and submitting this one free online form, families are giving themselves a chance at federal tuition assistance in the form of grants, loans and employment. The FAFSA also is used to

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8POLICE REPORTS Kane County Sheriff’s Office • Jasmine T. Willett, 24, of the 1300 block of North Cleveland Street, Chicago, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 11, with driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop in St. Charles. She also was arrested on a DeKalb County warrant on a charge of driving with a suspended license. • A resident of the 6N700 block of Tuscola Avenue, St. Charles Township, reported Thursday, Feb. 13, that he has been receiving calls from a collection agency about a loan he never took out but is in his name and Social Security number. Originally, the loan was for $400 or $450, but the outstanding balance now is more than $800. St. Charles • Jorge Exequiel Gomez, 31, of the 200 block of North 15th Street, was charged Monday, Feb. 17, with domestic battery. • Karen Ann Morris, 49, of the 100 block of Deerpath Road, Lake in the Hills, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 11, with driving under the influence of alcohol. • Antonia Flores, 28, of the 34W900 block of James Drive, St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 12, with retail theft for reportedly stealing $18.21 in merchandise from Kohl’s, 3840 E. Main St., St. Charles. • Carl Joseph Mitchell, 22, of the 200 block of Indiana Street, St. Charles, was charged Thursday, Feb. 13, with failure to report a property damage accident and

improper lane use after a hit-andrun accident on the 1300 block of Prairie Street, St. Charles. • Max R. Baran, 18, of the 2900 block of Overbeck Lane, West Chicago, was charged Thursday, Feb. 13, with battery and resisting/ obstructing police. • Kimberly A. Kasza, 30, of the 1200 block of Gates Drive, West Chicago, was charged Friday, Feb. 14, with felony retail theft for reportedly stealing 59 items valued at $482 before tax from Target, 3885 E. Main St., St. Charles. • Anastasia Yokosawa, 47, of the 9S000 block of Stearman Drive, Naperville, was charged Friday, Feb. 14, with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and improper lane use. • Douglas Paul Kiger Jr., 33, of the 10100 block of West Plumb Tree Circle, Hales Corners, Wis., was charged Sunday, Feb. 16, with fighting. • Reed Gregory Hall, 21, of the 800 block of Stuarts Drive, St. Charles, was charged Sunday, Feb. 16, with fighting. • Randall Herbert Sundquist, 57, of the 700 block of Deitz Street, Marengo, was charged Saturday, Feb. 15, with possession of a lost or misplaced item, driving without a license, driving without insurance, improper use of a registered plate and driving without valid registration. • James W. Schanz, 38, of the 4800 block of North Sheridan Road, Chicago, was charged Sunday, Feb. 16, with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana, improper lane use, speeding and failure to signal when required.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Company recalling processed egg products The Kane County Health Department is alerting county residents that Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash., company, is recalling approximately 226,710 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The dried egg products were produced between Feb. 28, 2013, and Feb. 8, 2014, and bear the establishment number “IN-

SPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps,and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts four to seven days. A list of products included in this recall and those found in other recalls is posted at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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Tearing up the scene BATAVIA TEARS PAST ELK GROVE VILLAGE, 68-51; WILLOWBROOK EDGES ST. CHARLES EAST, 58-56. PAGE 18

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LAST WEEK’S WEB POLL RESULTS Which 3A/4A girls basketball team will last longest this postseason? • Burlington Central • Geneva • Batavia • St. Charles East • St. Charles North

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CLASS 4A BATAVIA REGIONAL SEMIFINALS

WHAT TO WATCH

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Winter Olympics Women’s curling: Great Britain vs. Canada, 5 a.m., USA (Live) Men’s and Women’s snowboarding PGS; Women’s cross-country; Team sprint (Live); 5:30 a.m., NBCSN Men’s hockey: Finland vs. Russia, (Live); 7:30 a.m., NBCSN Women’s curling: Switzerland vs. Sweden, (Live); 9 a.m., MSNBC Women’s figure skating: short program, groups 1 and 2 , (Live); 10 a.m., NBCSN Women’s figure skating: short program, groups 3, 4 and 5, (Live); 11:45 a.m., NBCSN Men’s hockey: United States vs. Czech Republic, (Live); 12 p.m., USA Men’s hockey: Canada vs. Latvia, (Live); 12 p.m., MSNBC Men’s curling: Great Britain vs. Sweden, (Live); 2:30 p.m., MSNBC Women’s speedskating: 5000 m; Cross-country: men and women’s team sprints, (Live); 3 p.m., NBC

By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – St. Charles East delivered a promising start to the nightcap of Tuesday’s Class 4A Batavia Regional girls basketball doubleheader. Then it fizzled. Slowly. Although the Saints re-established momentum at times, Willowbrook too often provided answers in a 58-56 win. “First quarter, we came out strong, but the rest of the game, we needed to pick it up,” East junior wing Kyra Washington said. “We did a little bit, but it wasn’t enough.” Willowbrook (23-4) advanced to Thursday’s regional final against host Batavia. The Bulldogs shot 28 of 48 from the field to roll past Elk Grove, 68-51, in Tuesday’s Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com first game. ABOVE: Katie Claussner of St. Charles East (11) drives toward the basket during the Saints’ 58-56 IHSA East (13-14) initially had a pulse on a comfort zone Class 4A Batavia Regional loss to Willowbrook on Tuesday. BELOW: Batavia’s Erin Bayram goes up for a of its own on the heels of a shot during the Bulldogs’ 68-51 win over Elk Grove. 13-point loss to the Warriors in late December. The Saints grabbed a 17-8 lead on Katie Claussner’s 3-point play with 1:26 remaining in the first quarter, but endured a cold spell after that, scoring just eight more points before halftime. Claussner (20 points), Washington (13) and senior post Hannah Nowling (12) offered sound options in what was a possession-for-possession game down the stretch. But Warriors sophomore post Josie Zabran, a midseason call-up, was dialed in, too. Zabran scored 15 of her game-high 21 points after halftime, providing an effective complement to the outside game of Olivia Domin (17 points). “It was how persistent we were,” Zabran said. “We kept working it in there and taking it to the basket.” Willowbrook went just 12 for 27 from the free-throw line, helping the Saints hang around. Claussner’s potential tying jumper from the left baseline in the closing seconds was no good.

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls basketball: St. Charles North vs. Bartlett at 4A Glenbard East Regional, 8 p.m.; Kaneland vs. Plano at 3A Plano Regional, 8 p.m.; St. Francis vs. Noble Street Charter at 3A St. Francis Regional, 8 p.m. THURSDAY Boys basketball: Chicago Bulls Academy at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Regional finals TBD FRIDAY Boys basketball: Streamwood at Batavia, 7:15 p.m. St. Charles East at Elgin, 7:15 p.m.; Geneva at St. Charles North, 7:15 p.m.; Marmion at Aurora Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at North Boone, 7 p.m.; Walther Lutheran at Aurora Christian, 7:30 p.m.; Kaneland at Morris, 7 p.m.


IHSA CLASS 4A WHEATON NORTH GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL: GENEVA 51, WHEATON NORTH 32

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the Vikings opened up a 40-12 halftime lead. “We need to start strong and show we want this – this is our year,” Seberger said. “We just want to keep working together to get the win.” Geneva scored a lot of points in transition in the opening half, forcing the inexperienced Hilltoppers (who start three juniors and two sophomores) to turn the ball over 15 times. Sidney Santos had five steals for the Vikings to go along with eight points. “Our first half was really good,” Seberger said. “Every game you want to start off hard. You want to show you’re ready. You’re just working

your butt off to a get a steal, a tip, anything.” A steal and layup by Seberger gave the Vikings a 38-9 lead 3:30 before halftime. “Morgan played a real good, aggressive game,” Meadows said. “She hit some 3s early, which helps her confidence.” With the outcome of the game essentially no longer in doubt, Geneva appeared to be on auto-pilot in the second half. A basket by Seberger gave the Vikings a 30-point lead at 44-14 midway through the third quarter. To their credit, the Hilltoppers (3-26) kept battling to the end, finally getting the deficit under 20 on a 3-pointer by Cay-

lin Potter late in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Ellen Daniels had eight points and six rebounds for Glenbard West. Even without Loberg, Geneva won the battle on the boards, 34-25, with 5-foot-10 senior Madeline Dunn securing eight rebounds. The Vikings will face Wheaton North (19-9) at 7 p.m. Thursday in the regional championship game. “They’re a real good team,” Meadows said. “It’ll be a real good game. Their defense is really, really good. We’ve got to be able to control the tempo and control the ball in the half court.”

Fruendt continues hot streak, as Batavia advances • BATAVIA Continued from page 18 Washington recently referred to the Saints as “mildly scrappy,” and suggested an increased penchant for grabbing loose balls and offensive rebounds would ramp up the rating. Both categories received a boost in the weeks since Willowbrook topped East in Wheaton North holiday tournament play. Nowling took an increased leadership role in the frontcourt in midseason, and has been flanked by stable play from Chloe John. On this night, Zabran’s own increased contributions added up more. “We just didn’t have an answer for [Zabran],” Saints coach Lori Drumtra said. “She dominated the paint.” Batavia (19-9) raced to a 41-21 halftime lead in the opening semifinal, capitalizing on consistent pressure defense and remarkable success from distance. Senior guard Liza Fruendt went 5 for 7 from 3-point range in the first half to pace a 7 for 9 effort that included a 3-pointer from senior post Erin Bayram. Crisp ball movement and comfortable

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Bethany Orman (left) and Liza Fruendt (right) of Batavia celebrate their win regional win over Elk Grove Tuesday night. spacing – perhaps the Grenadiers (9-19) hadn’t heard of Fruendt’s 51-point outburst earlier this season – proved

crucial. No box-and-one or gimmick defenses were in sight, the norm for many Upstate

Eight Conference River Division foes on the second rotation through the league – including East in its Feb. 1

upset of Batavia. “The past couple weeks have been pretty intense, you know. It’s starting to pick up,” Fruendt said. “So it was just nice to be able to have, like, maybe two or three inches of separation. Once I can get that, usualy I can find my shot pretty easily.” Fruendt (34 points) and Bayram (13) finished in double figures. The fouryear players and longtime friends earned their first postseason victory together. It also marked the first postseason win for Bulldogs coach Kevin Jensen. Now Batavia will play for its first regional title since 1990. The final 3 of the first half, from reserve Jessica Koch in the closing seconds, sent Batavia’s student section into one of its louder frenzies. The crowd included a number of players form Batavia’s 6A state champion football team. Fruendt and Bayram played integral roles in organizing student fan activities during the playoff run. “We just like to support each other,” Fruendt said, “and Thursday night should be a lot of fun.”

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WHEATON – Not having Grace Loberg in the lineup was not a problem for the Geneva girls basketball team Tuesday. Playing without the 6-foot-2 freshman, who has been their leading scorer much of the season, the Vikings rolled past Glenbard West in a Class 4A Regional semifinal at Wheaton North, 51-32. Loberg was wearing a boot on her left foot after suffering an ankle sprain playing volleyball Monday morning. Her status for the remainder of the postseason is unclear.

“We don’t know yet,” Geneva coach Sarah Meadows said. “Everything came back negative as to a break. … We’re going to have her move on it tomorrow.” It took Geneva (22-5) three seconds to get on the scoreboard as Janie McCloughan (10 points) scored off the opening tip, and the Vikings were off to the races. They scored the first seven points of the game and led, 23-7, after the first quarter. Junior Abby Novak scored seven of Geneva’s first 15 points and senior Morgan Seberger took over the scoring load from there. She had 14 of her 20 points in the first half as

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BOYS BASKETBALL: ST. CHARLES NORTH 62, KANELAND 59

North Stars’ Goetz sinks Kaneland Knights’ rally falls short as St. Charles North wins By JARED BIRCHFIELD editorial@kkchronicle.com MAPLE PARK – Alex Goetz handed the St. Charles North boys basketball team a 62-59 victory over Kaneland on Tuesday, hitting the game-winning shot with 1.2 seconds left to play. With a minute left in the fourth quarter, two Drew David free throws helped the Knights tie the game at 59. The North Stars held the ball and let the clock tick down to 8.5 seconds before assis-

tant coach Rob Prentiss, who was filling in for coach Tom Poulin, called a time out to set up the last play. Poulin is in Florida with his sick father. “We had a minute on the clock and I wanted to see if we could run it down to under 10 seconds and basically the play was to give it to our best player and live and die with him,” Prentiss said. “It was important that we take the last shot. We didn’t want them to have a chance to come back on a rebound.”

When play resumed, Tyle DeMoss inbounded the ball at half court to Goetz. The senior guard hit a shot from the free-throw line to put his team in front, 61-59, and a drew a foul. He connected on the free throw for a threepoint advantage. “My teammates were doing a really good job of hitting shots all game so coach thought if I got the ball at the top of the key they probably wouldn’t collapse on me,” Goetz said. “I had a couple of seconds left to get the last

shot of the game and lucky I came through.” “I think I made a mistake at the end not trying to get the ball out of his (Goetz) hands, but we had something else drawn up,” said Kaneland coach Brian Johnson. “I wasn’t ready for them to hold onto the ball the whole time.” Kaneland (13-9) couldn’t attempt a shot before the final buzzer. The North Stars (16-7) jumped out to an early lead, holding a 18-12 advantage at

the end of the first quarter. The Knights rallied in the second quarter and held a 3026 lead at half time. Kaneland lead in the second half until a Goetz 3-pointer with two minutes to play tied the game at 57. Goetz lead all scorers with 22 points. Goetz, Jack Callaghan (19 points), Jake Ludwig (11) and Erik Miller (15) provided all of North’s scoring. Ty Carlson led the Knights with 17 points. Drew scored 14 while Pruett and Dylan Vaca both scored nine.

CLASS 3A IHSA AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL: HAMPSHIRE: 55, ACC 34

Chargers can’t handle Whip-Purs’ duo Rosary’s defense stifles IMSA, held to one field goal in the second quarter alone By IAN MATTHEWS editorial@kcchronicle.com AURORA – The Aurora Central Catholic girls’ basketball team found out that seeding means nothing when the playoffs arrive. Despite having the higher seed at its own IHSA Class 3A Regional, fifth seeded Hampshire played a near perfect game and advanced to face top-seeded Burlington Central tonight with a 55-34 win over the Chargers. The Whip-Purs advanced to the regional semifinals where they will be joined by Rosary, who easily took care of IMSA, 55-16. The biggest problem for ACC was trying to stop Hampshire’s (12-14) inside-outside game of center Emma Benoit and guard Sara Finn. Benoit was on pace for a triple-double at halftime but foul trouble sidelined the sophomore for much of the third quarter. Benoit finished with 13 points, 13 re-

bounds and five blocks. Meanwhile, Finn handled the ACC press and routinely took Chargers guards to the basket off the dribble on her way to a game-high 25 points. Finn and the Hampshire guards ratcheted up the defensive intensity in the third quarter, limiting ACC (11-15) to just nine points to take a 44-25 lead. “It was tough from our perspective to seed this regional. We felt coming in that the teams’ were very evenly matched,” Hampshire coach Mike Featherly said. “Emma (Benoit) came ready to play. The last three weeks or so, she’s really changed her demeanor preparing for games – a lot more serious. And Sara Finn is kind of carrying us right now. ” Hampshire came out firing on all cylinders in the first quarter, jumping out to a 7-0 lead behind a pair of Benoit baskets. Benoit rejected a pair of shots while altering another on ACC’s

“My coach just told us why not us and we came out there and brought the energy.” Emma Benoit Hampshire center

first three possessions. “My coach just told us why not us and we came out there and brought the energy,” Benoit said. “We just worked to move the ball around. We knew that they drove the ball and kicked so we just needed the help on the other side.” The Chargers found their way back into the game midway through the second quarter after a pair of baskets from Kalie Soris, the second of which pulled ACC within 12-7 with 1:24 to go in the quarter. But Hampshire went on a 9-0 run early in the second to pull away as the Whip-purs led 31-16 at the half. “We just didn’t have it tonight; they played really well

and executed,” ACC coach Mark Fitzgerald said. “This was just a let down on our own floor. Besides Montini, we haven’t been blown out at all this year. They deserved to win. We would have like to see our girls show a little better tonight. We’re not used to being one-and-done around here.” Gabi Alfaro led ACC with 16 points on four 3-pointers. The Chargers will return all but two players next season. In the other regional quarterfinal, Rosary (13-13) held IMSA scorless for the first 12:40 of the second half en route to an easy 55-16 win. Leading 27-8 at the half, the Royals didn’t allow an IMSA basket until 3:20 to

go in the fourth quarter. By that point, Rosary had pulled its starters off the floor in a game that wasn’t close. IMSA hung around for the first couple of minutes of the first quarter, trailing just 136. Rosary coach Jessie Wilcox challenged her team at the start of the second quarter and the Royals’ responded, holding the Titans to just one field goal that came with 11 seconds to go in the half. “Coming into the regional, we really just focused on us,” Wilcox said. “We needed to get better at defense and offense and just focused on the little things like loose balls. It wasn’t so much about the score as we needed to more work on our fundamentals.” Nine Royals scored in the rout, led by Rachel Choice’s 14 points. Taylor Drozdowski was also in double figures for Rosary with 11. Rosary advances to take on second-seeded St. Edward tonight.


MITCH BRADBERRY Geneva • Junior • Wrestling Why Bradberry was selected: Qualified for this weekend’s Class 3A state tournament with a second-place finish at the Leyden Sectional at 182 pounds.

You were feeling good going into the year, but did you expect this? I did not expect this at all. I had kind of a rough year with some of my injuries and stuff. ... I also lost to some kids I shouldn’t have lost to, I think. But yeah, it’s really exciting to get down to state.

When did your tendinitis come along? I’ve had it since freshman year, and it just progresses, and it’s just never-ending pain. … I have it in both shoulders. It just shoots down in my hands, so it’s tough to battle with, but I [manage]. Who will you have in the room with you this week? Yeah, I’ll be in there with Austin Chaon. He’s a great guy, great partner, great wrestler. Jake Andersen will probably be in there. Mike Huck. Some of those guys. How will you treat this state berth with your brother [former Geneva wrestler Nick Bradberry]? He actually didn’t [qualify during his career]. He was 152 senior year, had a lot of ranked guys in his bracket. He always qualified for sectionals, but didn’t make it down, so I get to rub it in his face a little bit.

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PREP ZONE Jay Schwab football, but the financial deal offered by Olivet Nazarene and the sales pitch from the Tigers’ coaching staff convinced him to commit earlier this month. “It sounds like a program on the upswing,” Anderson said. “They’re doing a little bit better now, and because the Bears have summer training there, they get a lot of money to spend on the football program. They just got a new weight room, and I think they’re getting a new field either this year or the next few years, so it’s kind of exciting.” Giving up athletics would have been difficult for Anderson, who has ample sports history in his family. Anderson’s father, Dave, played college football at Bethel University (Minn.), and his maternal grandfather, the late John Michaelson, was a longtime radio producer with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anderson remembers meeting Randy Johnson and other Major League Baseball luminaries as a boy through his grandfather’s connections. Playing college baseball was a consideration for a while, but at this point, he’d settle for salvaging some of his

senior season for the Saints. Pending the progress of his recovery, he’d like to play outfield, but might have to settle for a designated player or pinch-hitter role. “My mom loves baseball and my dad loves football,” Anderson said. “They’re always telling me I should play one or the other they like, but after sophomore year I started to lean toward football just because it’s an awesome sport, and I love it. Baseball, it wasn’t as exciting for me anymore, but I’m still really looking forward to playing my last year this season.” Continuing with baseball likely would have been easier on his body but Anderson isn’t ready to resign himself to the notion that he’s injury-prone – or at least that it has to be that way going forward. “I have those doubts, and it’s disappointing, but I do feel they are kind of unlucky [injuries],” Anderson said. “They’ve always been kind of freak injuries, like not even being hit, but when I fall down, I fall a weird way. I just look at it like it’s unlucky, but I’ll definitely be doing a lot of work this summer to strengthen my shoulder so it’s not a problem in college.”

• Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached ay 630-845-5382 or jschwab@ shawmedia.com.

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Geneva junior 182-pound wrestler Mitch Bradberry navigated bouts with tendinitis in both shoulders to earn a berth in this weekend’s Class 3A state tournament in Champaign. He has wrestled through pain throughout his career, but, like anything, the Kane County Chroncle-St. Charles Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week has improved with experience. Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley spoke with Bradberry about his accomplishment. Here’s an edited transcript:

Erik Anderson’s goals for his recently planned college football career start simple – stay on the field. The St. Charles East senior, who recently selected NAIA program Olivet Nazarene, craves a full season of relative health, which eluded him throughout his three-year run on East’s varsity team. “That would be awesome,” Anderson said. “That’s probably one of my top goals. I’ve been hoping for it every year after sophomore year that I could just have a season I could play every game, so I’m looking forward to hopefully getting stronger, and I’ll do some injury prevention stuff my first year, and see if I can stay healthy.” The 6-foot, 200-pound Anderson was a running back at East but expects to be used primarily at H-back at Olivet Nazarene, located in Bourbonnais. “I wouldn’t always be taking as big of a pounding there, which kind of excited me, and made it a better offer,” Anderson said. Anderson’s latest injury – which limited his production as a senior – required labrum surgery in December. He’s undergoing physical therapy and hopes to return for a chunk of his senior baseball season. Partially because of his injury history, Anderson considered attending Alabama or Furman (S.C.) and not playing

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Mel Kiper Jr. and Mike Mayock think highly of Jimmie Ward. Neither will be making selections for any teams in May’s NFL Draft, but both respected NFL Draft analysts held conference calls with media members this month and thought the former Northern Illinois safety has a good shot to go in the second round. Both Ward and former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch will participate in the NFL Combine on Feb. 22 through 25. Ward sat out only one game in four years at NIU and led the Huskies with 95 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior. He was named second-team All-MAC and earned Associated Press third-team All-American honors as well. “Jimmie Ward has done a great job. A, in his career, and B, at the Senior Bowl (in January),” said Mayock, who has been with the NFL Network since 2005. “I think the only negative on him is [NFL] teams worry about his durability, but the kid never misses a game anyway. I think he’s a great football player and I think he’s going in the second round.” Kiper, who has served as a draft analyst for ESPN since 1984, said Ward is the thirdbest safety in the draft behind Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton Dix and Louisville’s Calvin Pryor. “Jimmie Ward is an outstanding player. He’s not the big safety (NIU listed him at 5-11, 192 pounds this past season) but I think he fits today’s NFL which is coverage ability, and the fact he’s around the action so much and makes so many impact plays. I think he could go second or third round,” Kiper said. “I think he’s going to be a fast-riser, I liked him in terms of the safety position.” Ward and the rest of the college safety prospects will work out on Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Lynch and the other quarterbacks will work out Sunday.

AURORA – The Aurora Christian girls basketball team had some late-season magic in winning a regional last week, but its state series fairy tale came to an abrupt ending during Tuesday’s IHSA Class 2A Aurora Christian sectional semifinal. Byron scored the first 21 points of the third quarter to turn its 28-14 halftime lead into a rout, cruising to a 6226 victory. “We couldn’t get on track offensively,” Aurora Christian coach Jerry Tokars said. “We didn’t get the looks that we’ve gotten the last couple games, and quite frankly, all season against the zone.” Aurora Christian, which finishes its season at 15-14, only scored two points in the first quarter, but Bryon couldn’t get on track offensively either, scoring just eight points. The Tigers (28-3) began to pull away in the second

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Safety Jimmie Ward waves his broken hand in celebration after intercepting the ball during the fourth quarter against Iowa at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Aug. 31, 2013. The Huskies won the game 30-27. Lynch lit up the record books during his last two years in DeKalb, finishing third in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 2013. He had a rough outing at the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 18, completing just 2 of 7 passes for three yards and threw two interceptions. Mayock believes the Chicago native can be a quarterback in the NFL. “As far as Jordan Lynch is concerned, he’s another kid I root for. I think he had so much pressure on him at the EastWest game, trying to show people he could throw the ball, all that kind of stuff,” Mayock said. “I think that kid’s a winner, I think he’s a tough kid. I think he should be given an opportunity to show he can play quarterback in the NFL, and if he can’t, I like his attitude. “His attitude is ‘Hey, give me a shot at quarterback, and if I prove I can’t do it, then I’ll run down on kickoffs or I’ll play safety or I’ll play tailback, whatever.’ And I really like that.” Kiper feels Lynch, who proved he has plenty of athletic ability by rushing for 4,343 yards during his collegiate career, will end up at another spot on the field, but may not be drafted initially.

quarter, although the Eagles rallied before intermission. “We got two quick buckets there and as a coach you’re just looking for that little bit,” Tokars said. “I thought that was it and then they got that layup and (we’re) still down 14, but we’ve come back from even bigger leads.” Any hopes for a second-half rally dissipated shortly thereafter, as the Eagles were outscored, 21-2, in the third quarter. “We didn’t run alot, and there were several characteristics of our game that didn’t happen,” Tokars said. “You could probably look at the film and you might say that they had a to do with it. I’m sure they did.” Byron’s 5-foot-5 sophomore Mason Whipple gave the Eagles plenty of trouble, scoring a game-high 18 points. “They’re a good team,” Tokars said. “(Whipple) didn’t look like that on film.

She stepped up her game. Give her a lot of credit. They stepped up.” Melissa Moser and Alyssa Anderson each scored eight points for Aurora Christian.

Class 3A Timothy Christian Regional – Wheaton Academy 73, Chicago VOISE Academy 9: At Elmhurst, Wheaton Academy rolled to advance to Thursday’s regional final against Nazareth Academy.

BOYS BASKETBALL Benet 63, Wheaton Academy 48: At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy was unable to make up for its firsthalf struggles, playing the Redwings about even after trailing, 31-17, at the break. Gordon Behr (15 points) and Josh Ruggles (10) finished in double figures for the 16-8 Warriors. Wheaton Academy shot 4 of 17 from 3-point range while Benet finished 10 for 24.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY: Your employer or an important person will be impressed with your determination and commitment. Your leadership skills, versatility and accomplishments will bring greater recognition. Advancement can be yours this year if you concentrate on getting ahead. Welcome new opportunities, and you will succeed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Spending your hard-earned cash on frivolous purchases or helping others will lead to financial trouble. Adhere to a strict budget before it’s too difficult to dig your way out of debt. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Neglecting your love life will be emotionally costly. Plan to share quality time with someone special, or engage in events geared toward finding love. You deserve to be happy for a spell. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Maintain patience and understanding when dealing with others. A troublesome situation will escalate quickly if you aren’t sensitive to the problems and challenges faced by others. Do what’s right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You’ll be offered unwanted advice. Disregard any such counsel and remain on the path that you feel most comfortable with. Discipline and commitment will bring you success. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Give your spirits a lift by spending time with children or close friends. Treating yourself to a guilty pleasure will add to your enjoyment. Your good humor will be appreciated. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It may seem as though others are taking advantage of you. Make your feelings known in a firm but tactful way. Your frustration will only increase if you don’t speak up. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Regardless of from whence it comes, do not repeat gossip. You will be looked upon as untrustworthy, and it could cause irreparable damage to your reputation. Concentrate on work, not meddling. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) – Focus on romance. Revitalize your relationship with someone special. Unexpected expenses may cramp your style, but you can still show your affection without trying to buy love. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You are in need of some peace and solitude. Avoid conflicts that may cause emotional and physical distress. A quiet evening alone will calm your nerves. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Refrain from discussing your financial status. Only a trusted professional adviser has the qualifications necessary to provide the information you require. Relying on a well-meaning friend will result in future problems. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Offering unsolicited advice to peers will lead to trouble. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t have all the answers. Instead, devote your energy to doing what you do best. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – There are many resources available that provide practical ways to refocus your attitude. Consider a discussion group or seminar that would inspire you to approach life in a positive manner.

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‘If You Build It’: Exhilarating documentary on high school students who discover their inner architects By ANN HORNADAY The Washington Post Can a chicken coop make you cry? The answer is a definite yes in “If You Build It,” a bracing, quietly exhilarating documentary about a group of high school students who discover their inner architects over the course of an academic year. Under the tutelage of an idealistic couple of committed design-builders, these teenagers – whose tiny hometown of Windsor, N.C., is quickly succumbing to brain drain and rural blight – start small and end big, stopping along the way to come up with whimsical, colorful and utterly gobsmacking ways to house a common farm fowl. The coops are just some of the more delightful elements of “If You Build It,” which chronicles the sojourn of Matt Miller and Emily Pilloton, a pair of

young designer-activists who arrive in Bertie County in order redefine vocational education and turn it into a vibrant, hands-on workshop where kids learn the rudiments of critical thinking, technical skills and community engagement. Buckminster Fuller is invoked in “If You Build It,” but the individual who hovers over it like a benevolent spirit is Samuel Mockbee, whose radical humanism and grass-roots construction methods seem to inform every joist and beam. Filmmaker Patrick Creadon (“Wordplay,” “I.O.U.S.A.”) gracefully threads viewers through a story that commences with bright-eyed optimism, then inevitably runs afoul of entrenched local bureaucracies. (One of the film’s subtle themes has to do with the political work that’s just as crucial to the design process as the marriage of form and function.)

But even when the students learn heartbreaking lessons about administrative short-sightedness and bad faith, it’s impossible to leave “If You Build It” feeling depressed, largely because of the young people themselves. The film’s appealing cast of real-life players includes a sensitive farmer’s son named Stevie, a gifted football player named Erick and a loner named Kerron, all of whom evince genuine imaginative and observational talents. Like last year’s “Nebraska” and “Medora,” Creadon’s “If You Build It” lifts an otherwise forgotten community, existing in a ghostly netherworld between past and present; if these gentle, sweet-natured young people are any indication, Windsor, at least, has a future. And, seriously, you’re not going to believe those chicken coops. Tear-jerkers, each and every one of them.

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Dear Abby: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little over a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighbors’ social whirl. Two couples in the neighborhood are gay – one male, one female. While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even suggested that we are bigots! Abby, we moved here from a conservative community where people were pretty much the same. If people were “different,” they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase “when in Rome,” I don’t feel we should have to compromise our values just to win the approval of our neighbors. But really, who is the true bigot here? Would you like to weigh in? – Unhappy In Tampa Dear Unhappy: I sure would. The first thing I’d like to say is that regardless of what you were told in your previous community, a

Jeanne Phillips person’s sexual orientation isn’t a “lifestyle choice.” Gay people don’t choose to be gay; they are born that way. They can’t change being gay any more than you can change being heterosexual. I find it interesting that you are unwilling to reciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treatment. From where I sit, you may have chosen the wrong place to live because it appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like yourselves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please don’t blow it. Dear Abby: I’m 14 and in high school. My father died in a car

accident when I was 8. A man who attends my church took me under his wing and has been like a father to me ever since. He is very supportive most of the time. However, he spanks me with a belt when he feels I misbehave. My mom doesn’t know about it because she works long hours to support the family. I like the nurturing and encouragement this man gives me, but I can’t take another beating. What should I do? – Blue In The Southwest Dear Blue: What you are describing is a form of child abuse. This “nurturing” man has no right to hit you. You shouldn’t have to tolerate being beaten in order to feel supported. Tell your mother what has been going on, or a teacher or a counselor at your school. You appear to be an intelligent young man. Your silence is what enables those beatings to continue, so please do not remain silent about this any longer. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Progress in human genetics will lead to better diagnosis Dear Doctor K: In yesterday’s column, a reader asked whether she should be tested for genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Today, I thought I’d give you my view on the larger question: Will studies of our genes change the practice of medicine and improve our lives? My answer: During my career, progress in human genetics has been greater than virtually anyone imagined. However, human genetics also has turned out to be much more complicated than people imagined. As a result, we have not moved as rapidly as we had hoped in changing medical practice. I graduated from medical school in the late 1960s. We knew what human genes were made of – DNA – and we were beginning to understand how genes work. We had even identified a handful of genes that were linked to specific diseases. We assumed that disease resulted from an abnormality in the structure of a gene. If I had asked any biologist on the day I graduated, “Will we ever know how many genes we have, and the exact structure of each gene?” I’ll bet the answer would have been: “Not in my lifetime, or my children’s lifetime.” They would have been wrong.

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff Today we do know those answers. Indeed, some diseases are caused by an abnormality in the structure of genes. In fact, sometimes it is very simple: one particular change at one particular spot in just one particular gene leads to a specific disease. Sickle cell anemia is an example. Unfortunately, with most diseases it’s far from that simple. The first complexity: Most diseases are influenced by the structure of multiple genes, not just one. Examples are diabetes and high blood pressure. The second complexity: Many diseases are explained not by an abnormal gene structure, but by whether genes are properly turned on or off. Most cancers fall into this category. What do I mean by that? Every cell in our body has the same set of genes. Yet, a cell in our eye that sees light is different from a cell in our stomach that makes acid. Why? Because different genes are turned on in each type of cell. Similarly, if a gene with a normal structure is not properly

turned on or off, a cell can malfunction – it can become diseased. Whether a gene is turned on properly is proving to be a more important cause of disease than we once imagined. The third complexity: We have 10 times as many bacterial cells living on and inside our body as there are cells in our body. And the genes of those bacterial cells – not just the genes in our own cells – affect our health, perhaps profoundly. Bacterial genes may play an important role in obesity, heart disease, even autism spectrum disorders. So, am I discouraged about whether progress in human genetics will improve our lives? To the contrary, I’m more convinced than ever that it will. We are already seeing earlier and more accurate diagnosis and prognosis and improved treatments. And just as 40 years ago very few would have imagined what has been achieved by 2014, very few today can imagine what will be achieved in the next 40 years.

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m in the 10th grade, and I get excellent grades. I’m not quite sure what I want to do when it comes time to earn a living, but I do know that I will be a graduate of a good college or university. Last week I met with my school counselor, and she said I should get involved in extracurricular activities because “elite” colleges and universities prefer students who have been involved with after-school events. I wouldn’t mind having a bunch of after-school activities added to my transcript, but I’m not good at sports (I hate them) and the only musical instrument I play is the piano and piano players are eliminated from the marching band. Shouldn’t colleges and universities be more interested in a student who possesses a 4.0 grade-point average than one with a 3.5 gradepoint average who hits a ball with a bat? I was born in Korea, and the system there places all emphasis on academics, not playing games. – Kim, San Diego, Calif. Dear Kim: Colleges and universities enjoy having brilliant students come to their campuses, and they all place outstanding academic achievement as the prime requirement for acceptance. I’m sure you will have little difficulty entering the school of your choice if you continue your superb academic record. Still, some schools do look at a student’s extracurricular participation as well as grades, looking for individuals who are well-rounded. There are many more extracurricular activities than marching band and athletics. Why not check out a club or group that sounds like it would be fun (as well

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace as look good on your transcript) – the student newspaper or yearbook staff, for instance? Or you could run for a class or student body office, try out for the school play or start a piano-appreciation club. You could also tutor less-gifted students, assist the librarian or volunteer to read stories to elementary students, or become a part of the all-school choir. These are but a few extracurricular activities many high schools offer their students. There are many, many more to choose from. It’s up to you to take advantage of them. Dr. Wallace: I don’t smoke tobacco cigarettes, and I am 100 percent positive I never will. But my boyfriend and I share two marijuana cigarettes a week. Yes, we inhale, and even though I enjoy the effect of marijuana, I am concerned about the possibility of getting lung cancer from my enjoyable habit. Is this a real danger? Otherwise, I really do take good care of my health. – Lisa, Santa Fe, N.M. Dear Lisa: Marijuana has been widely used on a regular basis for about the past 45 years, and only time will tell what sort of negative effects it has on the body. Two marijuana cigarettes a week may not cause major health problems, but the odds of your contracting heart and lung diseases would be lower if your lungs were completely smoke-free. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


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Joseph-Marie de Maistre, a French philosopher, writer, lawyer and diplomat who died in 1821, said, “It is one of man’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.” At the bridge table, we create deals, either by hand or with a computer program, and then enjoy trying to solve them. Most can be handled correctly if our analysis is accurate. But occasionally a layout will arise that requires doing something so abnormal that it is easy to overlook. Cover the West and South hands. West leads the heart eight against four spades. After East takes dummy’s 10 with his queen, what should he do next? If West had opened one heart, North would have overcalled one no-trump. But in the balancing position (a pass by North would have ended the auction), one notrump would have shown only 11-15 points. Then, after South advanced with one spade, indicating 0-8 points, North’s raise to two spades promised 17-19 points. East has three defensive tricks: his aces and the heart queen. If the heart king will automatically score later, East can cash those aces and exit with a diamond. Here, though, that does not work. East should realize that West has led a singleton or high from a doubleton. (West would have led low from a tripleton because he had not supported hearts.) Then, if East makes the weird-looking lead of a heart at trick two, he will defeat the contract. Here, South wins in the dummy and plays a trump, but East takes the trick, cashes the diamond ace, and gives West a heart ruff for down one.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. JEFFREY D FREDRES; JULIA E SEIDEL; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 2563 Address: 249 Meadows Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 28, 2013, I, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on March 13, 2014 at the hour of 9:00 AM at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 249 Meadows Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554 P.I.N.: 14-21-122-028 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $206,122.94 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the

pon paym amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which 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 representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 2025. 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 2025 I591181 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, PLAINTIFF vs. STEPHEN E. STASICA; VERONICA CATALAN; CAMBRIDGE LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 12CH 3137 Address: 1850 Beachview Rd., Pingree Grove, Illinois 60140 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 14, 2013, I, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on March 13, 2014 at the hour of 9:00 AM at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 1850 Beachview Rd., Pingree Grove, Illinois 60140 P.I.N.: 02-29-302-010 The real estate is improved with

pr a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $363,627.09 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which 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 representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 2783. 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 2783 I591151

12 CH 2563 Address: 249 Meadows Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 28, 2013, I, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on March 13, 2014 at the hour of 9:00 AM at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PART OF LOT 65 OF SUGAR CREEK SUBDIVISION UNIT NO. ONE PHASE TWO, IN THE VILLAGE OF SUGAR GROVE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS AS PER DOCUMENT NO. 1903062, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 65; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 40.16 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, 180.95 FEET ALONG AND THROUGH THE PROJECTION AND EXTENSION OF THE CENTER LINE OF A PARTY WALL TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, 40.02 FEET ALONG SAID NORTH LINE TO THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF SAID LOT; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST, 181.42 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, 40.16 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT TO THE POINT OF BEGINNIN; IN THE VILLAGE OF SUGAR GROVE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 249 Meadows Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554 P.I.N.: 14-21-122-028 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $206,122.94 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied (Published in the Kane County against said real estate and is ofChronicle, February 19, 26 & fered for sale without any represenMarch 5, 2014.) tation 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which 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 representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all inPUBLIC NOTICE formation. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1512, the amounts of any surplus 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE bid will be held by the sheriff until a COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS party obtains a Court Order for its GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, distribution, or for 60 days followPLAINTIFF ing the date of the entry of the order vs. confirming sale, at which time, in JEFFREY D FREDRES; JULIA E SEI- the absence of an order directing DEL; payment of the surplus, it may be DEFENDANTS

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Page 29 pay rp y automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 2025. 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 2025 I591181 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, PLAINTIFF vs. STEPHEN E. STASICA; VERONICA CATALAN; CAMBRIDGE LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 12CH 3137 Address: 1850 Beachview Rd., Pingree Grove, Illinois 60140 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 14, 2013, I, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on March 13, 2014 at the hour of 9:00 AM at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 1109, IN CAMBRIDGE LAKES UNIT 13, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 23, 2006 AS DOCUMENT 2006K068216, IN THE VILLAGE OF PINGREE GROVE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 1850 Beachview Rd., Pingree Grove, Illinois 60140 P.I.N.: 02-29-302-010 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $363,627.09 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special

subj sp 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 shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which 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 representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. 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 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 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 2783. 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 2783 I591151 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 19, 26 & March 5, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Dean Daubs, deceased; Geri Muench, AKA Geraldine Muench; Donald A. Muench, AKA Donald Muench; Dale Daubs, AKA Dale M. Daubs; Debra A. Trent, AKA Debra Daubsk AKA Debbie Trent; Julie Fox, as Special Representative to the Estate of Dean Daubs, deceased, Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 2364 619 South Liberty Street Elgin, IL 60120 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS


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Bowling Against Bullying draws big crowd A night of bowling, trivia, raffles and an auction drew 175 participants for an event, Bowling Against Bullying, hosted by the Kindness Campaign, the NEH Foundation and PEAK for Kids. Organizer Renee Dee said she was thrilled about the turnout as the event took place “in the middle of a snowstorm.” It was at Parkside Lanes in Aurora. “It was pretty amazing,” Dee said. The event was the latest staged by the organizations formed to promote kindness and combat bullying in the Kaneland area. The Kindness Campaign was launched in the summer of 2013 and has been growing. Its logo, a green circle featuring the words “Be Nice. Be Happy,” includes a smile. PEAK for Kids stands for promoting enrichment and kindness. Dee said she didn’t know what to expect, but said the event “was more informative and more fun than I could have even imagined.” She said those present included parents, school board representatives and administrators. She said there were nine teachers from Harter Middle School. She said something that made her especially happy was the reaction to the

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Among those who participated in the Bowling Against Bullying event are Brandie Kottmeyer (from left), Darlyne Dwyer, Tracy Gardner, Anna Dembroski, Mario Arindaeng, Nadya Reusche and Matt Reusche (who is holding the smile sign). Dee said.

speaker, Jeff Bean from Act on Bullying. Bean is a former police officer who speaks on the dangers of cyber bullying. Dee said she heard that some were dreading having to sit through the speaker, but by the end of the talk, those people were among the most engaged. “It was truly enlightening,” she said. “They got it.” Dee has plans for next year’s event, set for Feb. 7, 2015, and will feature Jarrett Payton, son of NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton. And she has big plans. “I am 100 percent certain that we can fill that room,”

WHAT’S NEXT An event, “Empowering Girls to be Super,” is set from 2 to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141 S. Main St., Sugar Grove. The event will be presented by PEAK for Kids and the Kindness Campaign. The event will feature author Amy Logan, who wrote “A Girl with a Cape.” There will be a book discussion, as well as a talk by Logan about the CAPE Campaign. Mothers and daughters are invited to the event. The cost

is $5 per mom. There is no charge for the daughters. The cost for a book and cape will be $25, but those who register in advance will get the book and cape and admission for $25. There will be a play session for the girls, and a presentation for moms. There will be a self-defense demonstration, a karaoke event, juice and fruit. For information, visit www.peakforkids.org.

• Al Lagattolla is the news editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Write to him at alagattolla@shawmedia.com.

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Education in Action 8th Grade Transition Days 8 a Huge Success! This year, staff from Kaneland High School, Harter Middle School, and Fox Valley Career Center have worked Mi together to create a new type of transition day for our to incoming 9th graders! in In addition to restructuring our Orientation Night in February to highlight KHS in an entirely new way,

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teachers, counselors, administrators, and students also te worked together to develop a day-long visit for current 8th wo graders. This program, which spanned three days, involved gr groups of students coming over to the high school from gr

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8:15-1:30 and being led by KHS Peer Leadership students and Career Readiness Center, a stop with counselors to being four-year planning discussions, and a tour of the school led by high school students! 8th grade students also shared a lunch with some high school students where they had a chance to ask questions and talk about their experiences in a less formal way. The goal of this day is to help students begin to feel like a part of KHS and to lay the groundwork for another day of transition activities in the summer!

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