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Former St. Charles Park District Commissioner Gloria Klimek talks with friends during cocktail hour Friday of the 92nd Annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner at the St. Charles Country Club.





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Birds of prey know they’re cool The redtailed hawk has a ridge above each eye that acts like a visor and shields against wind, dust and rain. It also reduces glare. Soaring in the sky, this hawk can spot a mouse from a height of 100 feet.

GOOD NATURED Pam Otto Remember “The Far Side,” those classic bits of natural history humor by cartoonist Gary Larson? One in particular showed three hawks in a tree. All had sunglasses on; one even was wearing headphones and clutching a Walkman in his talons. Below, the caption read, “Birds of prey know they’re cool.” Not only is this cartoon funny, in a very Gary Larson sort of way, but it’s also true, in a very anthropomorphic sort of way. Who hasn’t thought something similar when they’ve seen a raptor perched, all keen-eyed and sleek, on a tree branch or utility pole? I, for one, think of this statement almost every time I see a redtailed hawk. And, lately, that’s been just about every day. One of our most successful raptor species, redtails can be found soaring above the prairies and savannas of our local natural areas, perching on light poles along Randall Road, and zipping between fenceposts and swingsets in our suburban backyards. Which is exactly where I spotted one the other day. Well, to be more correct, I heard one being spotted. I was at home doing some dishes; Tommy, my blue and gold macaw, was resting on his stand nearby. We were, I thought, enjoying a peaceful morning. But then, all of a sudden, Tom unleashed a series of squawks – ear-splitting shrieks, actually – in a valiant effort to let his flock – me – know that we were about to die. I looked out the window by his perch just in time to see a juvenile redtail swoop past the deck and land in the neighbor’s yard. Even though it had just missed grabbing a gray squirrel, this bird of prey still looked cool. Meanwhile, Tom – who’s normally pretty cool in his own right – was anything but. In the wild, macaws are preyed upon by raptors like harpy eagles. Even though Tom was

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hand-raised by a nice lady in Mundelein, his instincts held true. Wild-eyed and panting, he really thought his number was up. I ended up moving his perch away from the window until the redtail, and all his coolness, moved on. Back at the kitchen sink, I started thinking back to other times I’ve seen cool redtail behaviors. In one case, a large female made a grab at a squirrel on the side of an oak tree. The angle was tough, however, and she missed. She didn’t lose her cool though. She sat on a branch on one side of the tree, while the squirrel clung, immobile, to the trunk about six feet away. About five or 10 minutes later, I saw her cock her head to one side, looking down. After another minute she dropped to the ground, and gulped what appeared to be a mouse. A few minutes later, she dropped down and gulped again. And again. All that time the squirrel stayed frozen on the tree, while the redtail ate her fill of rodents – maybe not the type she’d originally intended, but

a meal just the same. When she was full, she flew off, leaving a very relieved squirrel to go about its day. And leaving me to ponder just how many rodents lived in the leaf litter of that particular woods. Of course, even bird-ofprey coolness has its limits. Have you ever seen a juvenile redtail, just short of independence, demanding food from a parent who so wants to have an empty nest? These bouts of whining can look for all the world like a temper tantrum, and are every bit as unappealing in young raptors as they are in young humans. Not cool at all. As apex predators, redtails sit at the top of the food chain – a position that likely accounts for a lot of their perceived coolness. Still, there’s one bird in our area that can make even a redtail shake. I remember watching an adult redtail sunning itself on a bare, exposed tree branch in an open woodland along the Fox River. “Gosh,” I thought, as the bird confidently preened a few feathers, “that bird sure looks cool.”

But, suddenly, it cringed. Looking skyward, the hawk flinched again, then flew off to the safety of the nearby woods. I quickly looked up too, curious at what might have made this seemingly unflappable redtail flee in fear. Soaring above was a mature bald eagle. Granted, bald eagles don’t prey on redtails, but, just as rocks beat scissors, larger predators trump smaller ones. I’m not sure where the redtail ended up after this encounter, but the eagle soared past again only a few minutes later. Its white head and tail shone, in stark contrast to its dark body, and its 6-foot wingspan looked oh so impressive. As I watched it sail past a third time, I could tell, without a doubt: Birds of prey know they’re cool.

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

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Dress Sale and Fashion Show set at Rosary WHAT: More than 200 gently-worn dresses for teens, women and children will be featured. The group is collecting dresses for first communion, homecoming, prom, Salute to Youth, graduation and adult formal occasions. Tickets may be reserved in advance for $5 (to be picked up at will call) or may be purchased at the door for $7. WHEN: 2 p.m. Feb. 23 WHERE: Rosary High School, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora INFORMATION: To reserve tickets, email NHS secretary Taylor Vandenberg at If you would like to enter dresses in the fashion show for sale, email NHS president Tess Joosse at tessjoosse@ The entrance fee is $5 a dress ($20 maximum).

Colette A. Miles marathon training set WHAT: The Colette A. Miles Foundation is hosting a marathon training meeting. The event is targeted for those interested in running for a cause in the 2014 Fox Valley Marathon. First-time runners are welcome, as well as experienced runners. For information

about what TCAMF has done in partnership with Cadence Cancer Care Center and Living Well Cancer Resource Center may be found at WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 WHERE: 442 Williamsburg Ave., Geneva INFORMATION: Questions may be directed to

‘Postmortem’ set at Steel Beam WHAT: This Sherlock Holmes-type whodunit features Jim Quan of Schaumburg as William Gillette, the actor best-known for portraying the famous detective. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, $23 for students and $22 each for parties of 10 or more. WHEN: Performances are at 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., in downtown St. Charles INFORMATION: Visit to purchase tickets or call 630-5878521.

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Kane County Audubon set to meet at Hickory Knolls

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WHAT: The topic will be land and water conservation, with speaker Jim Kleinwacher, land preservation specialist from The Conservation Foundation. There will be refreshments, a raffle, recent bird sightings and companionship. The public is invited. WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center at 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFORMATION: Call Bob Andrini at 630-584-8386.

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Years of service By ASHLEY SLOBODA ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce on Friday presented former Park Commissioner Gloria Klimek with its highest honor: the Charlemagne Award. The lifetime achievement award was the last of many recognitions given during the 92nd annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner, which was held at the St. Charles Country Club. “This is truly an honor ... thank you very much for this award,” Klimek said. Established in 1968, the Charlemagne Award is given to an individual with a distinguished history of service to the community. It was based upon a legend written by former Mayor C.V. Amenoff about four foxes and their father, Charlemagne. Charlemagne wanted his sons to be guardians of the growing settlement and charged each to look after an aspect of the community: the civic, business and industrial life; education and cultural expression; religious expression; and natural recreation. Klimek has certainly looked after the community’s

natural recreation opportunities. A St. Charles Park District commissioner for 24 years, Klimek was interested in the acquisition of park land and the preservation of natural areas for the community’s future. During her tenure, the park district acquired and developed more than 900 acres, including the James O. Breen Community Park, River Bend Community Park, East Side Sports Complex and Delnor Woods Park. Upon her retirement last year, Klimek said in a written statement issued by the park district that she always hoped the park district could develop a nature center. Hickory Knolls Discovery Center was built during her tenure. The exhibit hall at Hickory Knolls was named after Klimek last April. Klimek also has been involved with the Downtown St. Charles Public Arts Committee, the St. Charles Heritage Center and the St. Charles Arts Council. Rosemary Canfield won the L.E.A.P. Award, which is given to a woman who goes above and beyond the


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Fox River Stages 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source: Illinois EPA

Weather History An arctic outbreak on Feb. 8, 1835, caused the temperature to drop to zero at Charleston, S.C., and to 8 degrees at Jacksonville, Fla. Florida’s citrus industry was dealt a severe setback.

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Friday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.68...... -0.06 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.41...... -0.01 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 7.21..... +0.02 Burlington, WI ........ 11........ N.A..........N.A. Princeton .............. 9.5........ N.A..........N.A. Dayton ................... 12....... 6.69..... +0.13 Waukesha ................ 6....... 2.91...... -0.01 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.60...... -0.04

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Other award winners also honored at event • CHARLEMAGNE Continued from page 4 call of duty in her business, the chamber, women’s business council or community in helping women. It recognizes leadership, excellence, achievement and professionalism. The other award winners were as follows: • Civic Image Award – St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles Park District, Richmond Intermediate School and Fine Line Creative Arts. • Community Development Award – Advance Auto Parts, Bank of America Home Loans, Baltria Corporation, Cadence Health, city of St. Charles, Elite Extrusion Technology, Forever Yogurt, Goldfish Swim School, Perfect Plastic Printing Corporation, TCBY and

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Former St. Charles Park District Commissioner Gloria Klimek talks with friends during cocktail hour of the 92nd annual Charlemagne Awards Dinner at the St. Charles Country Club. Klimek was named the 2013 Charlemagne Award winner during the event.


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JOHN JUDSON FARRELL Born: Aug. 4, 1946 Died: Feb. 4, 2014 John Judson Farrell passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Loyola Hospital after a courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. John was

a devoted husband and father, who gave the utmost love and affection to the three ladies in his life, his wife and daughters. John was well respected for his integrity, humor, warmth and selfless nature. The essence of who he was as a person and how he made other people feel cannot be adequately described in words, but his memory will live on in each of those who loved him most. John requested there be no funeral or wake in his honor, but rather a party to celebrate his life which will be held at a later date. Further details for family, friends and colleagues to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, In Memory of John J. Farrell, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201 or visit www. Please sign the guest book at

SAMUEL L. HEMPHILL Died: Jan. 22, 2014 WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Samuel L. Hemphill, 53, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., unexpectedly passed away Jan. 22, 2014. He was born in St. Charles and moved to Florida in 2002. He served in the United States Navy and retired after serving 23 years. While in the service, he worked as a naval air crewman and rescue swimmer/ instructor. Sam worked at Busch Gardens for more than five years as a skilled HVAC technician. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sonja; son, Samuel Patrick Hemphill; mother, Lillie Mae Hemphill; brother, Wade Patrick Hemphill, and wife, Babette; sisters, Jody Miller and husband, Paul, and Carol Gordon and husband, Stan; and many extended family members and friends. A funeral service was to be held at Loyless Funeral Home in Florida on Jan. 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. Visitation was to be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Donations in Sam’s name may

be made to the Salvation Army. Words of comfort may be expressed at Loylessfuneralhome. com. To learn more, call Loyless Funeral Home at 813-996-6610. Please sign the guest book at

ALTA L. MEADOR Born: June 24, 1930 Died: Feb. 6, 2014 DeKALB – Alta L. Meador, 83, of DeKalb, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born June 24, 1930, in Sayre, Okla., the daughter of Joseph L. and Laura Marie (Witherspoon) Enyart, one of 10 siblings, Alta married J. LaVerne Meador on Feb. 14, 1945, in Erick, Okla. They moved in 1952 to Chicago, and later to Des Plaines. The couple owned Meador Industries Inc. in Franklin Park, making screw-machine products. The couple lived near Burlington for 25 years before they moved to DeKalb. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She had great faith and a lot of loving friends. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren immensely. She also enjoyed traveling and making quilts. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Lynn), John (Laura) and Bob (Judy); daughter, Darla; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Burial will follow in South Burlington Cemetery, Burlington. The visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alta L. Meador Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. Please sign the guest book at

Francis “Frank” William Carlborg: A service will be held in his memory at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., west of St. Charles. 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 630-8979291. Karen L. Kraus: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, in St. Charles. Interment will be private. Angelo LoMonaco: Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside. A visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, Feb. 10, at Malone Funeral Home. Jerry P. Perrone: A celebration of life visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. There will be a presentation by the American Legion at 5:15 p.m., followed by a time of sharing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., where friends will be invited to share their memories of the man, the community leader and the friend that Jerry was. 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. John W. Snider: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva. Rebecca “Bekah” Ann Speranske: A memorial service will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Shannon Hall at 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia, with a celebration of life to follow.


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BATAVIA – Harold W. Deutscher, 77, of Batavia, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Chicago, the son of the late Ervin and Margaret Deutscher. Harold was employed for 33 years at Economy Engineering in Bensenville before he started Skyjack in St. Charles. He was an avid woodworker, loved antiques and coin collecting, besides being a big Chicago Bears fan. But his real enjoyment was his family and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed attending their sporting events. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jacqueline, and their blended family, Mark (Andrea), Michael (Rita), Scott, Steve, Amanda Dzierlinga, Todd (Lori) Bruggeman and Lori Ann (Layton) Clark; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He also is survived by four sisters, Sharon Funk, Paula (John) Maynard, Chris (Jack) Krueger and Robyn (Mike) Olson; and one brother, Dennis Deutscher. The memorial visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, followed by the memorial service at 4 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. Please sign the guest book at

born Aug. 5, 1946, in Denver. He was the son of Guy and Sylvia (nee Norr) Farrell. John was united in marriage to Peggy Linhart on June 5, 1977, and together they have two daughters, Carrie (Russell) Rydin and Samantha (Jonathan) Heckert. John grew up in several places, but a majority of his youth and high school years were spent in Elmhurst. John graduated from York Community High School in 1964. While at York, John was a member of the student council, yearbook editor and citizen of the year. He also spent time as a Youth Leader for Yorkfield Presbyterian Church. He graduated from the Colorado State University with a bachelor of science in business administration in 1970. He spent six years in the U.S. Air Force where he was a commissioned officer. John received his master’s degree in business from the University of Chicago in 1980. John spent his career in the automotive manufacturing industry. The majority of his career was overseeing and then owning American Precision Company in Chicago. The highlight of John’s career was his current position at Waupaca Foundry as the John Deere account manager. John found much joy in not only his position with Waupaca, but also in the relationships he developed with both his colleagues and clients. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Peggy; and his two “darling daughters” Carrie and Samantha and their spouses. John also is survived by his brother, Robert (Sue) Farrell; and sister, Patricia (Jon) Wright. He was the beloved uncle of Jake, Mike, Carla, Nathan, Angela, Laura, Debbie, Christopher and their spouses. He also is survived by a special brother-inlaw, Ray (Margaret) Linhart, and many other wonderful family members and friends, as well as his favorite dog, Fletcher. In addition to his surviving family, John was most recently looking forward to the birth of his first grandson later this year. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Michael Farrell (Buddy), in 1961. John, or JJ as family called him, was a loving, caring and selfless man who always put others before himself. He was


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Geneva library officials to consider search firms By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – Geneva Library officials will be considering proposals from two search firms to help find a new library director at a special meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at 127 James St., Geneva. Board members will be interviewing and questioning representatives of John Keister and Associates of Chicago and Calaberry Consulting of River Forest. Both executive search firms have experience in helping libraries find new directors, according to their websites. Calaberry Consulting successfully completed executive searches from 2011-2014 for the Sugar Grove Public Library, as well as Carol Stream, Homewood, Hodgkins, Oak Park and Elmwood Park. Alice Calabrese-Berry, a principal consultant of the





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firm, facilitated the Sugar Grove Library’s search for its current director, Carol Dolin, in 2011. John Keister and Associates does nationwide executive searches for public libraries, as well as in the fields of engineering, science and math, according to its website. According to the agenda, board members are expected to approve the hiring of a search firm. Geneva library trustees are searching for a new library director after Matt Teske resigned last month. The board majority accepted his resignation, then appointed him as an assistant director. The board appointed Marilyn Boria as temporary interim director. It hopes to find a new director by July 1. Boria also served as interim director in Sugar Grove while its board looked for a new director.


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By ASHLEY SLOBODA ST. CHARLES – John Wredling – a World War II veteran and namesake of Wredling Middle School – will be the grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Parade next month, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership announced Friday. The parade is set for 2 p.m. March 15 in downtown St. Charles.

If you go n What: 15th annual St. Patrick’s Parade n When: 2 p.m. March 15 n Where: Main Street in downtown St. Charles

Wredling will turn 100 the next day. In recent years, grand marshals have included Rosie Martinez, who started the

said, noting the details are being worked out. The parade also will feature pipe and drum bands, dance troupes, floats and a variety of business and community entries. Those interested in participating have until Feb. 14 to submit an application. The entry fee is $250 for businesses, $125 for partnership members and free for nonprofit organizations. “We think we’re in a good

position,” Piner said of the applications received so far, noting people tend to wait until the last minute. Sponsors and volunteers also are needed for the event. Visit for information, including the parade entry, sponsorship and volunteer forms. Contact the partnership at 630-443-3969 or email info@ with questions.

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“Star Wars” movie using special digital movie cameras and software. As directors and producers, participants will work in teams to create a story and script, build various “Star Wars Lego” scenes and film the new movie. Use graphic editing techniques and stop-motion animation. It is

for ages 8 to 12. The class meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The fee is $98 for residents and $148 for nonresidents. Registration is required at www.stcparks. org.

8LOCAL BRIEFS ‘Discover Days’ planned ST. CHARLES – “Discovery Days” activities will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in February at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. The “Extinct is Forever” program on Feb. 15 is free to the public; there is a $5 admission fee for the “Big Run Wolf Ranch” program today and the “Cold-Blooded Creatures” program Feb. 22. This year’s theme is the “Ex Files” – an extensive look at animals that used to call Illinois home. Visitors to the “Extinct

is Forever” program on Feb. 15 will be able to view a sample of mastodon fur and other displays that show types of animals that will never be seen again. For anyone who wants a chance to be in the same room as a live wolf, come to the Nature Center today when the experts from Big Run Wolf Ranch will bring one of these embattled animals along to help explain what life is like today for wolves and coyotes and other threatened wildlife species. On Feb. 22, Bubba the 8-foot alligator returns with handler

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event, and Terry Donahue, who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Scott Piner, the partnership’s marketing and development manager, said the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee recommended Wredling for the role. Wredling served as St. Charles School District 303 superintendent from 1958 to 1972. He likely will ride in a vehicle for the parade, Piner


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well as Dean A. Dziuba, 56, of Darien, who received the same charges as the Westerlins. Ecklund also received three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm without a FOID card. All five accused initially were freed on bond, according to court records. The Westerlins were placed on electronic home monitoring. The Westerlins had separate listed addresses in Elburn at the time of their arrest, but in October 2013 the court was notified that the Westerlins moved to Earlville in LaSalle County. The Westerlins’ bond violation accusation will be addressed March 28. Dziuba is due back in court Friday, and Eklund and Nunez are due back Feb. 21.

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ST. CHARLES – Registration is now open for the Steel Beam Theatre Improv Acting Workshop, “The Show Must Go On.” Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays at the Steel Beam

Theatre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8, 15 and 22, and March 1, 8 and 15. The performance will be at 1 p.m. March 22. Actors ages 10 to 16 are encouraged to register online at classes.htm. This performance-based workshop will be

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S T . C H A R L E S T O W NSHIP – The defendants in a 2012 Kane County drug case that netted about 600 pounds of marijuana continue to work their way through the courts, according to records. Two former Elburn residents that were charged in connection to the bust appeared Friday at the Kane County Judicial Center. Matthew Westerlin, 29, and Crystal Westerlin, 31, were accused of violating their bond in January, Assistant State’s Attorney Scott Schwertley said. The Westerlins called into county Court Services when they were supposed to appear in person as part of

their conditions for bond, Schwertley said. Judge Susan Clancy Boles warned the two they could end up back in county custody if they don’t meet the conditions of their bond. “There is absolutely no leeway for either one of you,” Boles said to the Westerlins in court. Matthew and Crystal Westerlin face felony drug charges of cannabis trafficking, unlawful possession of 5,000 grams of cannabis and unlawful possession of that same cannabis amount with intent to deliver, according to court records. The Westerlins were arrested in November 2012 along with Batavia residents Richard G. Ecklund, 49, and Mary L. Nunez, 58, as


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It’s time for action on Batavia Walgreens plan A decision nearly three years in the making appears likely to be made soon – Batavia officials will decide whether to give Walgreens the green light to move from its current location to an expanded location within the same shopping center. It’s time for an answer here. What’s in it for Walgreens? The new location would be

larger – growing from 12,650 square feet to 14,500 square feet. There would be a drive-thru added, which would help the store’s pharmacy sales. The Batavia Walgreens doesn’t currently have a drive-thru. And then there is the tax increment financing. Under the proposal, developer Batavia Enterprises would receive $450,000 from the city as the project moves forward, and

another $693,000 that would be paid out over 12 years if the project generates enough to cover it. There are reasons that the project has taken some time. Because the property has poor soil, the new building would have to be built on concrete caissons or piers, at an estimated cost of $275,000. Also, a large storm drain line, which runs through the city-owned

portion of the property, would have to be moved, at a cost of $300,000. What’s in it for Batavia? The Walgreens store is important to city residents. Officials would have a hard time allowing the store to simply disappear. The vacancy would be noticeable. It’s been nearly three years since the proposal first was made. It’s not uncommon that

a store such as Walgreens would want to make such a move. And while it’s understandable that officials would want to be careful about such a commitment, Batavia should seize the opportunity now to drive home a business-friendly attitude. There is merit to being deliberate, but then there is a time for action. That time has arrived.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What a business can afford To the Editor: President Barack Obama, Ill. Sen. Dick Durbin and Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn are proposing an increase in the federal and state minimum wage. Politicians, liberals and economists do not understand profits, which sustain all businesses, yet they want to control business decisions. To raise the minimum wage will increase the purchasing power of the unskilled laborer, the person with language challenges, the student earning money for college and family members increasing the budget. Some states are even proposing benefits like sick leave and wellness care for family members. What the politicians, liberals and economists fail to understand is that any increase in business costs reduces the profitability of the company. Walmart is the punching bag for paying low wages and benefits, yet Walmart has been shown to pay more than minimum wages and is starting to offer benefits. There are thousands of Walmart stores, each adding to the overall profit of the company. Sam’s Club announced that some of its stores will be restructured, resulting in reductions of staff. Safeway, a

billion dollar company, closed the entire Dominick’s grocery chain because of low profit margins. Best Buy and Target announced closures of their Dundee-area stores, and Sears is closing its Chicago State Street store. How many stores have closed at the Geneva and Algonquin commons because of lack of profits? The only profit that the federal and state governments understand is to raise taxes. Companies cannot afford to continue raising prices and remain competitive every time a new federal or state regulation benefits the individual but takes away incentives for the business community. Workers deserve wage increases, but they have to come from what a business can afford to pay for recruiting, training and retaining its employees – not by a federal or state edict. Any minimum wage increase will only affect a very small minority of workers, but the repercussions in the future will result in much higher wages, further escalating the inequity of the lower-paid and higher-paid workers.

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

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8SOUND OFF Too much of a good thing

So sorry to read about Mr. James Wyllie’s passing in [the Jan. 30 edition of the] paper. I did handyman work for him at his house in Aurora. He was soft-spoken, and a very nice person to me. Little did I know that this man had four Purple Hearts. So I would like to say, with due respect, God bless you Mr. Wiley, and thank you for your service to this great country.

A real hero So everybody is going to be watching their Super Bowl heroes. A real hero has passed in the Fox Valley area. His name was James Bill Wyllie – not a million-dollar hero on TV, but one who had something that no money could ever buy. Not one, two, three, but four Purple Hearts. This man was a true hero. Thank you, sir, for your service. My flag will be lowered in your honor.

Way to go Congratulations to the Geneva High School dance team on taking home a state title. I’m so very proud of them. It was beautiful. Thank you to the Chronicle for the very nice article on the girls’ win. It might have been nice to see a picture of them, with their trophy, instead of the St. Charles East cheer team, though. Way to go, girls.

Is there hope for me? I am a conservative, middle-aged person. I work fulltime, pay my bills and try to live with good moral standards. Is there any hope for someone like me in the United States?

Put Americans first We have been cautioned, over and over again, about identity theft. We have been told not to give out our Social Security numbers. We have been told not to give people any information, and yet, the Social Security gives Medicare cards with our Social Security numbers. Then we go to places like Target and Nieman Marcus, and all of the sudden, all of our financial information is compromised. So, when we go to check on information about bills that have different addresses on them than they normally have, which is one of the scams that they pull, we find out that the company we do business with … it’s a mortgage company, and they farm out all of their loan servicing to India. We have these bankers and mortgage brokers sending our business overseas, and they all demand our Social Security numbers. Isn’t that wild? Isn’t it great how the government of the United States protects the people of the United States from these scammers. We can’t even pay a bill without talking to somebody from another country. This is the United States of America. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to put Americans first?

Dig out those hydrants Here it is, Groundhog Day, and

another 5 inches of snow fell this weekend. The groundhog saw his shadow, which means another six weeks of winter. I’m calling to talk about the fun people in the Timbers. We have a group of guys who love to pull pranks on each other throughout the year. Most recently, they collected Christmas trees that were out to be recycled, and put them all around one house. It was easy for garbage pickup and fun for the neighborhood to see. I have a suggestion for these men, and others. Please have a neighborhood party and dig out fire hydrants before someone in this fun neighborhood loses a home or a loved one because a fire hydrant was buried under 4 feet of snow. You don’t have to live in the Timbers to do this. St. Charles is a fun town. Everyone, go out and dig out those fire hydrants and have a drink on me.

Shrinking opportunity It’s Saturday, Feb. 1, and there was a Sound Off about people calling with mean-spirited call ins to the Sound Off. I would like to comment on that. I’d have to say stand by for a broadside. I recently asked a school teacher, what do you like about being a teacher? And they said, June, July and August. So I think you get the point. When you have first-grade teachers, and we have three in our district, making over $100,000 a year before benefits, and you have two retired superintendents both taking in over $200,000 retired, I don’t know why this caller can’t understand the unhappiness of taxpayers with teachers. You heard the term about raising the bar, but

They can’t find a job I, for one, am not nasty about the teachers and government employees. They do a good job. I guess the concern is, on teachers, they are off three months for the summer. I am not hateful, nasty or sarcastic, but look at today’s times. How many people are not working? To go to another field? Of what. I know people who went to school to be a teacher, and they are working as a waitress. They can’t find a job. I know people who have a master’s degree, and they are working at Kohl’s.

Paid to watch a movie My son attends high school in St. Charles. Close to Christmas and summer vacation, teachers often have the students watch a movie. Instead of a movie with Hollywood’s interpretation of history, why don’t teachers read to students from Charles Dickens or Mark Twain? Listening will force students to use their imagination. Teachers are making it easier for themselves. Why are taxpayers paying teachers to put movies in a DVD player? Instead of movies, why not teach much-needed table manners for two hours, or ask the students to read silently and then discuss what they have read? Do something productive, since taxpayers are paying you to teach. Wish my job allowed me to watch a movie and get paid. Teachers have the summers off, but yet have the audacity to use a movie to pass the time before yet another vacation starts.

Brighter lights A River Street sign could be made 100 percent more readable if a narrow, thin sheet of translucent, white plastic was put on the back side of the letters. This would make it more readable during the day, and especially the night, when the lights are shining on it.

Why are we paying for that? Can anybody tell me … I’m a senior citizen … why the kids need iPads at the grammar schools? Why can’t the parents buy iPads? With all of this technology going on, this is ridiculous. The kids all have cellphones, and they text. The cellphones should not be allowed in school. There should be no texting. I can see having a child having a cellphone in school, but I can’t see why taxpayers, especially senior citizens, have to pay for this.

Don’t be lazy All this bashing of Republicans on Obamacare, and I have to stress, I’m neither Republican nor Democrat. I vote for the person who is going to do the best job, in my opinion and based on my research. But this Obamacare business, all these people leaving the workforce so they can work fewer hours and get subsidies from the government. Don’t you people understand that subsidies are paid for by full-time workers and taxpayers? Don’t you understand that? When these workers leave the workforce – voluntarily or involuntarily – the burden goes on those of us who are willing to work long hours to make up for that lost in revenue to the Internal Revenue Service, to Obamacare, to the health profession, to businesses – everywhere. The people who work hard pay the most. This isn’t right. People can’t afford to be lazy. They should work fulltime jobs, and there shouldn’t be subsidies for people who aren’t willing to work. That’s the bottom line. No food stamps, nothing. If you don’t work, you don’t eat.

A lot safer? Attention, felons and all others who illegally possess a firearm, whether stolen or illegally purchased. Be sure to register your weapon and avoid going to all restricted establishments, as legally trained and registered gun owners are required to abide. That’s why you’ll be a lot safer. Or you may be able to wreak all the havoc you want, should you decide to disobey the law, which you probably will.


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the only bar the teachers and administrators have raised is benefits, pay, retirement, etc. I think they should stand by for more broadside and more criticism. Opportunity for middle class is shrinking in America.

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Chicagoland, along with a large portion of the rest of the country, is experiencing a barbaric winter. Television and newspapers are reporting the panic due to dwindling stockpiles of road salt. Horrors! How long are those supplies supposed to last when within minutes of the first sighting of a snowflake fleets of trucks are out and overspreading? Two flakes, and the plows are put down for some all-out pavement abuse. Along with this, municipalities want the people who live there to clear sidewalks and fire hydrants, which I do, but even my large snowblower doesn’t do well with the salt-laden snow. Did any of the people in charge of such operations ever hear of too much of a good thing?

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Batavia police seeks man in indecent exposure incident By BRENDA SCHORY BATAVIA – Batavia police said they are investigating a report of a man who exposed himself to a young woman while driving. Shortly after noon Friday, a 24-year-old Batavia woman reported that when she was turning from west Hapner Way to north Wade Lane, she saw the male driver of an older white sedan with his genitalia exposed and fondling himself, police said. Batavia Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza said the only description police have is that he is a white man in his early 40s, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses. Mazza said the woman could not say what color the baseball cap was, nor the color of his jacket, shirt or pants, nor the license plate of the vehicle. “It all happened so quick,” Mazza said. “She was making the turn, and he drove closer to

her, almost to pull alongside of her. She saw what she saw, and she just took off.” Mazza said the woman also was driving a passenger car and that her view of the man was possible by a point in the road that would put her vehicle slightly higher than his. “It was pretty apparent in her eyes that the person was trying to get his vehicle close to hers so she could see what he was doing,” Mazza said. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect or his vehicle. Although the incident occurred close to a school, police said they have no reason to believe children were in the intended target of the act and no other incidents were reported in the area at that time or since. Grace McWayne Elementary School is at 3501 Hapner Way, Batavia. Anyone with information about the incident or who knows of a potential witness, can call Mazza at 630-454-2500.

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17 GENEVA – The local chapter of Interweave – a group of LGBTQ members, friends, and allies – will present the documentary “Trans” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St. in downtown Geneva. For information, visit www. The film is part of the free monthly third Friday film programs, which are sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. The public is encouraged to register at friday-flicks/ to receive email notices of future programs.

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Batavia and St. Charles North fans wait in the Batavia field house while the Batavia Fire Department investigates a fire alarm that went off during the first quarter Friday in Batavia.

ANOTHER VICTORY Sidney Copeland (pictured) and the St. Charles co-op gymnastics team wins their second straight IHSA York Regional with a score of 147 and will advance to the Wheaton Warrenville South Sectional. PAGE 21



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Fire alarm goes off during 1st quarter, delays game 45 minutes By JAY SCHWAB BATAVIA – The win was nice, but St. Charles North boys basketball coach Tom Poulin might remember Friday’s game against Batavia most for the 45 minutes that weren’t spent playing basketball. A gym-clearing fire alarm during the first quarter set a quirky tone for Friday’s Upstate Eight Conference River game, eventually won by North, 48-42. “[Assistant coach] Rob Prentiss always tells me, you coach long enough, you’ll see everything,” Poulin said. “It’s the first I’ve seen, and he’s been coaching 30 years, and he hasn’t seen that. We’ll remember it. “I think that might be the most memorable part of the game.” After a sluggish first 5 minutes-plus of play, the night took a bizarre turn when the fire alarm sounded in the gymnasium. Officials tried to swiftly troubleshoot but, after a couple minutes of confusion, the crowd was asked to head to the exits. Given the frigid temperature, fans were eventually directed to wait for the “All clear” sign inside the school’s fieldhouse. That’s where the North Stars waited out most of the delay. “We were right by a door. We weren’t in imminent danger,” Poulin said. “I thought it was more dangerous to bring the guys outside in 5-below or whatever it is in their shorts and a jacket. The fieldhouse was pretty warm, so we hung out there after going outside initially.” Batavia coach Jim Nazos recalled one similar incident during his coaching career

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LEFT: St. Charles North’s David Pozna (13) drives to the hoop against Batavia’s Mitchell McGregor on Friday in Batavia. TOP: Batavia’s Micah Coffey (14) drives past St. Charles North’s Erik Miller (15).

years ago when he was at Wheaton North. “I still have no idea what happened [on Friday],” Batavia coach Jim Nazos said after the game. “I noticed the hallway smelled [like smoke] here so there was something that actually happened.” Scoring was at a premium for both teams but the North Stars (13-7, 7-3 UEC River) don’t mind winning ugly at this stage

of the season. “We’re trying to get ourselves into that tournament mindset of win no matter how you have to do it,” Poulin said. “No matter if it’s ugly, pretty. So after the game we just said we’ll watch the film and critique ourselves but right now it’s just about getting the ‘W.’ I don’t care if it’s 48-42 or 98-92. We want to win.” Batavia led, 3-2, with 2:37 to

play in the first quarter at the time of the delay, which lasted about 45 minutes. The first half ended in fittingly strange fashion as North’s Jake Ludwig was fouled on a fast break with no time left on the clock. Ludwig hit both free throws to give North a 19-18 edge. The teams were tied at 32 entering the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs failed to score in the fourth until a Ryan Olson baseline jumper cut North’s lead to 36-34 with 3:15 to play. North’s Alec Goetz then canned a corner 3-pointer for a 39-34 North lead. Batavia’s Micah Coffey answered with a 3-pointer to make it 39-37 at the 2:51 mark, but Jack Callaghan (nine points, 14 rebounds) drove for a basket to make it a two-possession game, and the Bulldogs (6-14, 1-9 UEC River) were in dire shape the rest of the way. Ludwig scored 14 of his game-high 16 points in the second half. Goetz added 12 for North, which was official-

“It’s the irst I’ve seen, and [St. Charles North assistant coach Rob Prentiss]’s been coaching 30 years, and he hasn’t seen that. We’ll remember it.” Tom Poulin, St. Charles North boys basketball coach

ly eliminated from conference contention Friday with Larkin’s win over Elgin. Batavia hadn’t played in two weeks after inclement weather canceled a trip to Rock Island this weekend, and the Bulldogs seemingly used their extended practice time to sharpen their man-to-man defense. “It was hard for us to get started during that game,” Ludwig said. “They were playing good gap defense and they were closing out on our shooters well.” Bulldogs sophomore guard Canaan Coffey scored 11 of his team-high 14 points in the third quarter, including a four-point play late in the quarter to give the Bulldogs a 32-29 lead. Senior Micah Coffey added 11 points and Olson added nine points off the bench for the Bulldogs. Batavia’s annual Night of Hoops is tonight, with the Bulldogs to play the nightcap of the quadrupleheader against St. Joseph.




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St. Charles’s Rachel Dugan gets a hug after her routine on the uneven parallel bars during Friday’s IHSA York Regional in Elmhurst. that we brought tonight then we will be fine,” St. Charles coach Amy Lill said. “We’re just going to focus on ourselves and getting our best

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ELMHURST – The challenge for the St. Charles co-op gymnastics team Friday night at the IHSA York Regional wasn’t so much the other teams, but instead themselves. St. Charles won the same regional a year earlier and returned a talented, veteran squad that has steadily improving throughout the year, evidenced by a second-place performance at the Upstate Eight Conference Invite. It the team performed up to expectations, chances were good the regional crown would be theirs. With a berth to the tough Wheaton Warrenville South Sectional on the line, St. Charles rose to the challenge, finishing first in the meet with a 147.00, beating second-place Glenbard West to advance. The victory means a shot at the IHSA state meet, but St. Charles will have to go through UEC rival Geneva, who captured its own regional Thursday night. The Vikings won both a dual meet against St. Charles along with the UEC Conference Invite. St. Charles is hoping third time’s a charm when it comes to taking down the rival Vikings. “I think after tonight, obviously if we’re consistent and bring the same game

good enough for third place for Gotlund. Gotlund also spearheaded the balance beam for St. Charles, landing a back-flip on the beam before sticking a tough landing. Gotlund finished just ahead of second-lace Amber Broucek with a 9.4. “I’m really proud of all of them – Cathryn has worked really hard on beam,” Lill said. “We changed around her practice on beam and it was just nice to see hitting at the right times and seeing her working really hard.” The star of the night for St. Charles was Rachel Dugan. The sophomore ended the meet by placing second in the floor exercise behind teammate Kelly Gorniak (9.575) with a 9.5. The narrow miss in the floor vaulted Dugan to the all-around championship with a 37.5, which placed her just ahead of second-place Broucek (37.375). Dugan was tops in the uneven parallel bars with a 9.375 while Gorniak was third with an 8.9. Sydney Copeland also advanced to sectionals by finishing fifth with a 8.625. “We’ve definitely been improving our score over time and they’ve just done an awesome job of just putting it all together at the right time,” Lill said. “I was really proud of their progress and they’re really peaking at the right time.”

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GENEVA – The Geneva boys basketball team might have been tempted to look beyond Friday’s contest with struggling Streamwood to their upcoming games against Quincy, Larkin and St. Charles North. However, the Vikings took care of business and downed the Sabres, 75-42, in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division game. It was Geneva’s 10th win in 11 games. “Right now we are focusing on us. We are just worrying about our next game,” Geneva coach Phil Ralston said. “I’m not worried about Larkin right now just Quincy, who we play tomorrow night. We will worry about Larkin after we play Quincy.” Geneva’s Justin Durante scored the first basket of the game 10 seconds into the contest and the Vikings nev-

er trailed. Streamwood (2-22, 0-9 UEC River) didn’t score its first basket until the 3:31 mark of the first quarter on a layup by Antonio Harris (13 points). “It was nice to see us come out and play hard early and jump out to a 10-0 lead,” Ralston said. “We were patient tonight. We were a team that made the extra pass and took the high percentage shot. We play ball like we did tonight and we will have a nice stretch run to our season.” Led by Nate Navigato’s four 3-pointers, Geneva (18-4, 7-3) led 18-9 after the first period. The junior led all scorers with 19 points, 18 in the first half. “We ran some sets and I got some good looks and I hit them,” Navigato said of his four 3s. The Vikings held Streamwood to two baskets and a free throw in the second quarter and held a 41-14 advantage at halftime.



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Cadets’ Krueger does his due diligence Marmion quarterback Brock Krueger and his family didn’t shortchange the recruiting process. Krueger estimated that between himself, his father, John, and Marmion football coach Dan Thorpe, “thousands” of emails were sent corresponding with colleges during the past couple years. “It was a team effort between my dad, coach Thorpe and I, and I couldn’t thank them enough,” Krueger said. The trio can finally give their fingers and keyboards a break now that Krueger committed to Wisconsin-Platteville on Wednesday night. Krueger visited Platteville last month, and the Pioneers emerged as a clear favorite. “Platteville, I just got a feeling I couldn’t go wrong there,” Krueger said. “It was probably the best recruiting

trip I’ve ever had in the last three years, two years. I talked to [coach Mike Emendorfer] and he said a lot of great things and definitely got me on the board from the beginning.” Krueger said he considered walking on for Division I, Football Championship Subdivision I programs Southern IlliBrock Krueger nois or South Dakota State, and he also made a visit this week to one of Platteville’s Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rivals and perennial Division III national powerhouse Wisconsin-Whitewater. Krueger was impressed with Whitewater but also relishes the opportunity to carve

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out a winning identity at a less-established program. “It was definitely something to think about,” Krueger said. “I definitely put a lot of thought into it because the way I saw it, I could either join a program that already wins championships and kind of be like everyone else that has won championships or I could go to Platteville and try to do it for the first time and try to win the first national championship for them. That was more special for me, to try to be the first one rather than be the sixth one. And I felt I have to beat the best to be the best.”

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Krueger shared snaps as a junior before emerging as the Cadets’ full-time starter at quarterback as a senior, helping lead Marmion to an IHSA Class 6A playoff berth. A prospective business major, Krueger thinks his mobility will serve him well as a college QB. “When you get into pressure situations, you have to get out of it, roll out of the pocket, but you keep your eyes downfield and deliver the ball,” Krueger said. “At the end of the day, if you can extend plays and do everything the right way, I think that’s going to give you the most success.” Krueger doesn’t play a winter or spring sport, so he’ll focus on football workouts and school in the waning months of his time at Marmion.

Having spent as much time exploring options as he did, Krueger learned a lot about the recruiting process and thinks it resulted in a thoughtful decision. “You have to have the right feel for it,” Krueger said. “You can’t go through it with a closed mind thinking I’m only going to be a Division I player. For me, it ended up being Division III, and that’s probably the best thing that ended up happening because I believe in the coaches, they believe in me and it was a mutual trust, and that’s the best feeling you can get from a school and from a coaching staff.”

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WHAT TO WATCH TODAY’S LINEUP Golf PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, third round, at Pebble Beach, Calif., noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS Champions Tour, Allianz Championship, second round, at Boca Raton, Fla., 2 p.m., TGC European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, final round, at Johannesburg, 4:30 p.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Morehead St. at E. Kentucky, 10 a.m., ESPNU Alabama at Florida, 11 a.m., ESPN Butler at Georgetown, noon, CBS Cleveland St. at Wright St., noon, ESPN2 Nebraska at Northwestern, noon, ESPNU Michigan at Iowa, 1 p.m., ESPN Florida St. at Maryland, 2 p.m., ESPN2 South Carolina at Tennessee, 2 p.m., ESPNU Providence at Xavier, 2 p.m., FS1 West Virginia at Kansas, 3 p.m., ESPN Saint Louis at La Salle, 4 p.m., ESPN2 Oregon at Arizona St., 4 p.m.,

How much discipline does it take to stay focused and concentrate when you guys are up 30, 40 points so often? It takes a lot because with us, we have the mindset that we always want to work hard. When we play, we don’t look at the score, we just want to keep working hard. Every possession is a new ballgame, zero-zero. We want to go out there and just work hard continuously.

Playing a team like Limestone on Saturday, do you consider you guys to be the underdog in that game?

MOOSEHEART’S HAMEED ODUNEWU Mooseheart beat Limestone,’ and if they win it’s going to be like, ‘Oh my gosh, Limestone beat Mooseheart.’ So either way, whoever wins, it’s going to be a shock.

What do you remember most about the summer game you guys played against Curie? Probably when I dunked on [Kansas recruit Cliff Alexander]. That’s probably what I remember most out of that game.

How did that play come about when you ended up dunking on Alexander? We had gotten a rebound, Mangisto got a rebound and passed the ball up to me, and it was a 2-on-1 fast break with me and Akim, and Cliff was down there in the paint. I saw Akim, and then I was just like, ‘Whatever,’ and I jumped up and dunked it. Because I remember coach was telling me, I missed so many layups, he was like, ‘Forget layups, just dunk the ball,’ and I just jumped up. He was between me and the rim and I said, ‘Why not?’ and just went for it. So, yeah, it was kind of exciting doing that.

How much feedback did you get after that from friends and everyone? Oh yeah, everybody was

jumping up. The thing was at first I just thought he was another big guy playing, and then I found out who he was and how good he was, and that just made everything so much better. But then like the next four possessions he came down and dunked it like every, single time, so all I did was tick him off a little bit.

How have you enjoyed your time at Mooseheart? I’m definitely trying to make the most out of it. My mindset here is that I want to be here, graduate and when I graduate, not only take what they’ve given me and make the most of it, but I also want to give back. … It’s a small school so there aren’t a lot of people that can go out there and make something big out of themselves, so I want to be one of those people that can do that.



Central handled Genoa-Kingston

Droeske delivers game-winner for ACC

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENOA – Friday evening’s Burlington Central at Genoa-Kingston boys basketball game had the atmosphere of a postseason contest. Fans from both schools filled the seats, the student sections were loud. However, the game itself wasn’t the close, nail-biting affair you would expect from two teams fighting for a conference title. Instead, the Rockets had their way with the Cogs for most of the game, winning 58-49. “It was nice to see our defense and rebounding get back to the level I think we can play it at,” Burllington Central coach Brett Porto said. “I thought that was key for us. If we could fix decision-making and some free-throw shooting which has kind of been our achillies heel the last couple weeks, we don’t even let them back into it.” The Rockets improved to 16-6 overall, 6-2 in the BIg Northern East, and put themselves into a tie with the Cogs (14-7, 6-2) in second place in the conference. Richmond-Burton entered Friday with just one

loss in the league. Central overcame three straight turnovers to start the game and led 10-6 after the first quarter and 28-19 at the half. A 3-pointer by James Raney made it 40-23 midway through the third. The Cogs would get to within 10 points in the final minute, but it was just too late. “There was about six minutes of basketball we would like to have back. The start of the first half, start of the second half, and about two minutes in the fourth quarter,” Porto said. “Other than that, those second and third quarters were really big for us, kind of got in a groove and it really started with our defense.” Sean Fitzgerald led the Rockets with 19 points. Reed Hunnicutt added 11 while Raney finished with 10. Kaneland 91, Rochelle 67: At Rochelle, Ty Carlson scored 33 points and John Pruett added 24 as Kaneland (11-7, 3-3) grabbed the Northern Illinois Big 12 East win.

Winnebago 73, Aurora Christian 56: At Winnebago, Wes Wolfe scored 14 points but the Eagles dropped the nonconference matchup.

By DENNIS D. JACOBS AURORA – The basketball was not supposed to wind up in the hands of Natalie Droeske, but the Aurora Central Catholic junior knew what to do with it when it did. Droeske’s bucket as time expired gave the Chargers a 47-45 home victory over Rosary in a Suburban Christian Conference Gold Division clash. The Royals tied the game with five seconds remaining on a 3-pointer by Taylor Drozdowski. ACC called timeout with four seconds left to set up a final play. Gabi Alfaro took the ball near half court and drove to the free-throw line before spotting Droeske alone under the basket. “That’s not at all how we drew it up,” Droeske said. “It was designed to get to Gabi

and she was supposed to take it in, but she dished it off. She‘s a great teammate and I actually made it, so I’m really happy.” Although it was a shot from almost point-blank range, there were no givens on this night about making such a shot, as the two teams combined to misfire on nearly 100 shots. The Chargers(11-10, 5-4) held a 51-48 edge in rebounding, with Droeske pulling down 15 to go along with 13 points. Droeske fought on the boards much of the night with Rosary’s 5-foot-9 junior forward Adrienne Winkel. “Adrienne Winkel’s always a tough battle,” Droeske said. “We go back and forth, but it was pretty even tonight.” Alex Horton, a 5-11 junior, was also a force on the glass for ACC, securing 18 rebounds. She scored 10 points, all in the first half, as the

Chargers opened up a 29-22 lead. The Royals (8-12, 4-5) scrambled throughout the second half to try to close that gap, but trailed by 9 with under four minutes to play. But a pair of baskets by Rachel Choice (14 points) sandwiched around a 3 by Drozdowski (12 points) pulled Rosary to within 43-42 with 30 seconds to play. After Kalie Soris sank a pair of free throws for ACC with 22 seconds left, Drozdowski hit her game-tying 3-pointer. “We were real nervous,” Droeske said. “They always come back strong. We were kind of anticipating their surge toward the end.” The victory avenged a 47-40 loss suffered by the Chargers at Rosary earlier in the season. “It’s been awhile,” Droeske said. “It’s kind of overdue.” Quincy Kellett scored 11 points and nabbed 12 rebounds for the Royals.


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It’s weird … it’s just a tossup game, I would think, because we’re both good teams but we just play completely differently. It’s just going to be an exciting game with two different styles of play going at each other. If we win it’s going to be like, ‘Oh my gosh,

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Much has been written about the backgrounds of South Sudanese transfer students Akim Nyang, Makur Puou and Mangisto Deng for the Mooseheart boys basketball team, but another of the Ramblers’ key players, 6-foot-4 junior guard Hameed Odunewu, also was born in Africa. Odunewu, though, has been in the country much longer, moving from Nigeria at age 2 before growing up on the southwest side of Chicago. Odunewu, who has been at Mooseheart since 2005, spoke with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab for this week’s Weekend Chit-chat, in which he discussed today’s Batavia Night of Hoops matchup with Bartonville Limestone, an upcoming showdown against the state’s top-ranked team, Curie, and his goals going forward. The following is an edited transcript:

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Geneva dance wins IHSA Class 2A state title Cummins advances to finals

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Mabel Cummins, an 11 year-old bowler from Elburn, recently posted a three-game total of 627 to finish first in the U12 Girls “Scratch” division in Zone 5 of the Illinois State USBC Youth Championships. Cummins, who hones her skills at Funway in Batavia, beat a field of 22 bowlers at the Illinois Valley Super Bowl in Peru, Ill., to advance to the state finals, which will be May 3 and 4 at the Western Bowl in Champaign.

The Geneva varsity dance team won the IHSA Class 2A state title Feb. 1 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington with a score of 92.38. The Vikings will perform for the final time this season Feb. 27 during halftime of the boys varsity basketball team. The team as pictured: (front row, left to right) Emily Schmid, Michelle Lapetina, Elena Cramer, Hailey Wishne, Kennedy Hughes, Aimee Dappas, Diana Brognia; (second row) Mindy Lietza, Gigi Hansen, Molly Zacher, Maddie Emma, Kelsey Paeth, Nikki Serra; (back row) Danielle Friedel, coach Amy VanWagenen, Jenna Soldati, Natalie Erickson and Nicole Rinne. Not pictured is Mary Kafer.

Barry signs letter to play football at Illinois St.

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Brannon Barry (center) signs his letter of intent to play football at Illinois State University as his parents, Blake (left) and Donna (right), look on.

Youth softball meeting in Central District

Kids wrestling club starting in Geneva

Attention all current and prospective softball families, Central District Girls Softball will be hosting an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Lily Lake School, 5N720 Route 47, Maple Park. The league will be sharing information about the Central District Girls Softball league, charter with the National Little League Association and partnership with Central High School. Representatives from CDGS, Little League Softball Association District 13 and Central High School will be available to share information about the exciting opportunities coming to Central District Girls Softball little league. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a free registration for the upcoming spring season. For more information visit Centraldistrictgirlssoftball. com.

Geneva is starting a kids wrestling club. Coaches from Geneva High School and both Geneva North and Geneva South middle schools are volunteering as coaching staff as well as several dads in the area. Coaches will work with the kids on their technique and overall performance. There will be several tournaments for the wrestlers to test themselves against local competition. Practices, which will be in the wrestling room at Geneva High School, starts Tuesday and runs through May 22. There will be no practice the week of spring break, March 31 through April 4. The practice schedule is as follows: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday (optional); 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, email genevajuniorvikings@gmail. com.

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Lost in translation It’s got to be the most important word in the human language; the most important thing that we can do for one another as well as for ourselves, and yet it is so often withheld, misdirected, manipulated and misunderstood. Why is it that something so natural, so fundamental, can be so complicated? Because we’ve experienced love, shouldn’t we understand it better? Our knowledge of love is very one-sided. We can only be sure of love from what we have experienced; and we make assumptions about love based upon those experiences. For example, we assume that others want to receive love the way we would like to receive love. If we like to get gifts, then we tend to buys things for those that we love. If we like to express our love by saying, “I love you,” and other forms of verbal endearment, we most likely prefer to receive loving words as well. That’s where things start to get complicated. We forget that when it comes to love, everyone is wired a little differently. According to Gary Chap-

THEORY Jamie Palmer man, the author of “The Five Love Languages,” our style of love can be broken down into five basic types. When you understand your type, or types, your relationships take on a whole new improved level. You can use this valuable information to improve your love life, your relationship with family members, co-workers, employees, etc. So, which one or two are you? • Task oriented. A task-oriented person likes to do things for others as a way of showing his or her appreciation or love. By keeping the house clean, supper on the table or by putting in a full day at work, task love types are saying, “I love you.” Lending a hand to help someone fix something, or running an errand – that’s the task-oriented person’s way of showing their regard for a person. Task-oriented types usually like to receive love that comes in the form of a task. They prefer for others to do something for them

Learning the language of love

or help with a task as a way of showing their love. • Quality-time oriented. The quality-time person shows their love by spending time with others. Just hanging out, going for a walk, having a long talk, going on a trip or running errands together, etc. They in turn want love shown to them in the same manner. • Gift oriented. The gift person likes to give and receive their love in the form of gifts. They know you love them if you’ve put a lot of thought into a special gift just for them. Making the effort and thinking of them in the form of something tangible lets them feel loved. • Physical touch. The physical touch person likes to give and receive hugs, tickles, shoulder massages, etc., etc., ETC. Snuggling up on the couch with someone they love is a very important expression of love to these people. Keep it physical and these types are happy. And finally ... • Words of affirmation. These people have pet names for their loved ones. They frequently say, “I love you,” and other terms of endearment. They know you love them by the

words you say to them, so keep those words coming and say them often. Kind words are important to them at home as well as on the job, from their friends, etc. Love, when properly delivered, can be transforming! I have seen children who are starving for love from their parents, parents who already love them ... just not in the way that works for the child. When the child’s love language is understood, the child feels nurtured, loved and begins to flourish. Children can even learn to relate to their own parents differently by understanding their parents’ love language. Suddenly having to clean their room is no longer about the chore itself, but becomes a way of showing Mother or Father love. So often this love disconnect occurs within a marriage. What does it for him, doesn’t make it for her. One example (and there are so many): he wants her to help in the garage with clean up and she wants him to whisper sweet nothings in her ear. She doesn’t feel the love because the words are missing; he doesn’t feel the love because she isn’t helping him with the task. By

changing the way we show our love to better meet our loved one’s needs, we change the relationship for the better. When we don’t feel loved, we can feel lonely, lost, unfulfilled, depleted, sad and out of balance. The sense that we are not loved can lead to divorce, infidelity, depression and poor health. Children who are deprived of their particular type of love can miss out on the important nurturing that helps create healthy, self confident, independent adults. However, when we are feeling the love in our lives, we have more energy, confidence and joy. In every family there exists several love types. Make a point of figuring out your family’s love types and watch the love grow in your life.

• Jamie Palmer is a Batavia resident and a licensed clinical professional counselor and senior mediator with more than 35 years of experience in the field of psychology working with families, couples and individuals. She can be reached at

Community strengthened through investment in neighborhood youth When one of my neighbors went out of town this week and she asked if my daughter could help care for her dog, a surge of warm gratitude flooded my body. It meant that she considered my daughter a capable, trustworthy person, reliable enough to be responsible for her beloved pet. It’s not the first time she’s asked Holly to do this, nor is she the only neighbor to have made such a request of my daughter. A few have asked her to pet sit on a regular basis. It’s kind of become her thing.

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose She’s very comfortable with caring for others’ animals and even has a sense of competence she didn’t have before, a sense of pride. The thing is, though, this awareness that she is “able” didn’t just develop in a vacuum. Without our neighbors – the ones who took risks,

one at a time, and believed that Holly could manage whatever the job might entail, she might not have these skills or know this thing about herself. Before she could, they had to make an investment in the possibility that she could do it. That’s no small thing. Yeah, sure, these requests, whether they involve pet sitting or lawn mowing or baby-sitting or snow-shoveling or whatever, involve real work for my children – and me, if I’m honest (you know how it is, you inevitably put your kids’ jobs on your own to-do list, to make sure they get done) – but, really, these requests are huge gifts. Huge.

Because raising kids to feel good about themselves as competent, capable, responsible members of society isn’t something parents can do all by themselves. Nope, we need others to help make this happen. Maybe it’s asking them to collect the mail while they’re on vacation, feeding their birds, watering their gardens or even helping to carry their groceries. My neighbors may think that my kids are doing them favors by pitching in, but the favor is mutual.

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Magic shows to benefit rotary club

Wine Exchange to host tasting to benefit CASA ST. CHARLES – A wine tasting to benefit CASA Kane County is set from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at The Wine Exchange, 1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles. Reservations are not necessary. Participants may purchase a bottle of wine to donate or a raffle ticket for CASA Kane County’s “Hollywood: The Golden Era Children’s Champion Celebration Gala and Auction.” For information, call 630-444-3108 or email

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – The Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles will present three magic shows to benefit the Rotary Club of St. Charles. The featured magicians, Arman Sangalang and Scott Piner, will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the theater, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Sangalang is a sophomore at St. Charles East High School and one of the country’s up-and-coming young magicians. Sangalang will be joined by St. Charles resident and Rotary Club member Scott Piner. Adult tickets cost $20 for one show or $35 for a threeshow pass; senior tickets cost $15 for one show or $25 for a three-show pass; and student tickets cost $10 for one show or $15 for a three-show pass. All proceeds from the three family-friendly shows will go toward helping the rotary club fulfill its mission of “service above self” by supporting a variety of community projects, international projects and student scholar-


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Perhaps unwittingly, they’ve partnered with me in holding my kids’ hands as they take their first tentative steps on that big, steep path toward adulthood, where knowing how to make choices and follow through on commitments will yield huge returns both seen and unseen. And it began right here in our neighborhood. For now, Holly’s a capable pet-sitter, who has, for two years, also been a capable

volunteer at an animal shelter who imagines that she will one day become a veterinarian. She may change her mind – you know how it is, when we learn of and become excited about other careers, or suddenly other priorities show up – but for now, my girl has a dream. And I have my neighbors to thank for that.

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The Washington Post Before the Beatles had touched down for their first American visit in February 1964, the first shrieks of Beatlemania were sweeping our shores. When the four lads from Liverpool landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport to perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” throngs of teenage fans, egged on by radio DJs, were waiting for them. Their rollicking number “I Want to Hold Your Hand” had just clinched the No. 1 position on the charts. After the television appearance, John, Paul, George and Ringo were household names. But the band was also about to make history in an unlikely place: a spartan brick sports venue in Washington. On Feb. 11, the Fab Four made their U.S. concert debut at Washington Coliseum, a domed arena built for hockey, not pop stars. The stage was a boxing ring. Surrounded by fans on all sides at the soldout, Tuesday-night show, they paused 20 minutes in and turned their stage setup around so half of the audience wouldn’t have to look at their backs the entire show. It was nothing if not memorable. Fifty years after the historic concert, the coliseum, now known by its original name, Uline Arena, somehow still stands – a windowless relic in Beatles history. Tuesday, the arena’s owner, Douglas Development, and the DC Preservation League will take advantage of the venue’s legacy to celebrate the Fab Four and the Uline with a reenactment of the 1964 concert. “This building has tremendous history, starting from when it was built,” says Rebecca Miller, executive director of the preservation league. “This is not the kind of building we have in Washington.” For not much more than what concertgoers paid in 1964 to see the Beatles, cars now park where the Fab Four (and the Rolling Stones, Patsy Cline and Bob Dylan) once played, where Malcolm X spoke and where Joe Frazier wrestled before he became a champion boxer. But fans still pop by to look inside, some signing their names or leaving notes about the Beatles on the facade. For those not lucky enough to be among the 8,000 people who snagged tickets for less than $5 each, “Yesterday & Today,” as Tuesday’s concert has

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Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon perform at the 1964 Beatles concert in Washington. been dubbed, is an exciting prospect. A tribute band, Beatlemania Now, will perform the same set list the Beatles did during that 35-minute concert. They’ll even start at 8:31 p.m., just as the Beatles did. (After they’ve run through the 12song set list, they’ll play a selection of more Beatles favorites.) The concert, a fundraiser for the preservation league, also will feature an exhibition of photographs by Mike Mitchell, who attended the concert here and captured the scene in striking black-and-white images. To put it together, Miller and organizers scoured the Web, turning up conflicting tales about that snow-covered night in 1964. The Chiffons didn’t play because of the weather, but memories differ about who opened the show. Tommy Roe was there, and the Righteous Brothers are said to have appeared. There is some dispute over whether the Beatles even began playing at 8:31 p.m., Miller says. These days, the boxing ring is gone. So are most (but curiously, not all) of the original seats that lined the arena. The capacity of the Uline is now just 3,500, and it won’t be possible to re-create the in-the-round seating. A film made of the Washington concert – now widely available online – helped answer many of the questions. The band, for example, was barely audible over the incessant screams of stricken teenage girls. Mitchell, who now lives here, filled in other blanks. “My perspective is one of someone

who’s listened to that music all my life,” Mitchell, 68, says. “It’s almost as if the recordings of it are like neural patterns. I was very concerned about the integrity of the rendering by the band” in the reenactment. Concertgoers should bundle up. The condition of the old coliseum, completed in the early 1940s, is hard to fathom in a town that has renovated or knocked down lesser eyesores. The paint inside is peeling. You can make out sky through holes in the distinctive curved roof. Neglect, Miller says, left the building like this after 40 years of disuse. Fights, the hockey games, the music – it all disappeared from the coliseum in the early 1970s, when the sparkling Capital Centre opened in Landover, Md. It had the capacity for more than 17,000 people, nearly three times that of the old arena, which by then was 30 years old. Soon after Tuesday’s concert, a $77 million renovation will begin, and the Uline will be rendered almost unrecognizable. Only the distinctive curved-roof exterior will remain as the historic staging area is filled with offices and retail space in what will again be called the Coliseum. How close will this experience be to the one that so many cherish, that fans remember in such detail? Can a tribute band ever fill in for the real thing? “I’m really looking forward to seeing that question answered by this experience,” Mitchell says. “I have no idea what it’s going to be like.”

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Girl who takes to the stage leaves friend behind Addicted teen desperately Dear Abby: My best friend, “Kyra,” has joined the drama department at our school. She has made a lot of theater friends now and hangs out with them every day after school. She used to meet me occasionally at my locker after school, but no longer does so. The only time I see her, she’s with her theater friends, and I’m uncomfortable because I don’t know them and I’m shy. I’m trying to make friends with Kyra’s friends, but when I’m with her, she kind of ignores me and doesn’t try to include me as much as she could. It’s depressing that my best friend would rather hang out with other people than me. I’m missing her. What do I do? – CastOff In California Dear Cast-Off: Kyra’s behavior is insensitive, but I don’t think you can change her. So, the solution will be for you to become less emotionally dependent upon her. A way to do that would be to develop some outside interests of your own and start cultivating them. While Kyra might have a flair for drama, perhaps you might be more interested in sports, art,

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips computers, etc. If you start to explore what activities are available, it will provide you with a larger circle of acquaintances, and you’ll miss your friend less. Dear Abby: Three times in the last week I have been hugged by people who then informed me that they were sick. At dinner last night, one friend blew his nose throughout the meal and then wanted to shake hands. Yuck! A little reminder during cold season: If you are sick, “coming down with something” or even just “fighting off a little bug,” don’t hug others! Don’t give a little peck on the cheek or shake hands. You can politely mention that you are “a bit under the weather and don’t want to share.” Other people won’t be offended or think you are being standoffish. They will be grateful for your thoughtfulness. – Trying To Stay Healthy Dear Trying: That’s good advice,

if folks are willing to heed it. I can only add that flu vaccinations, frequent hand-washing and a small bottle of hand sanitizer can lessen the chances of getting these viruses when our friends are in a state of denial, and it wasn’t “an allergy.” Dear Abby: I’m not particularly attractive, pretty or girly. I don’t think I’m what boys are looking for, so I tend to not be too involved with them. I have a lot of male friends, but I have never had a first kiss, a first date, etc. Yesterday, a guy friend asked me out. I was shocked. I saw him as only a friend and never thought of him as a boyfriend, so I said no. He acted like it wasn’t a big deal. Things aren’t awkward between us, but I think I may have hurt his feelings or his self-esteem. After school – he’d asked me out after my third class – I couldn’t stop thinking about him. I don’t regret my decision, but I’m worried about him. Can you help me? – Concerned In Eugene, Ore. • Write Dear Abby at www.

It’s nuts to avoid nuts because of worries about fats Dear Doctor K: I love to snack on nuts, but they’re high in fat. Do I need to give them up? Dear Reader: You most certainly do not need to give up your beloved snack. They are a very healthy food if taken in moderation. I always loved to eat nuts as a kid, but I kept hearing that they were full of fat – and that fat was bad. But as we’ve discussed before, there are “good fats” and “bad fats.” You need to eat the good fats, and nuts are full of them. Nuts also are packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Fat does contain, ounce for ounce, more calories than carbohydrates and protein. So that’s an issue. If I ate as many nuts as I’d like to every day, I’d be obese – and being obese is not healthy. That’s why I said that snacking on nuts in moderation is healthy. Earlier studies have shown that eating nuts lowers LDL (“bad” cholesterol), raises HDL (“good” cholesterol) and also lowers blood pressure. Since all of these are good for the heart, it made sense that eating nuts regularly but in moderation might reduce heart problems,

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff and death from heart disease. Recently published results from two long-running Harvard Medical School studies indicate that this may indeed be the case. The diets and health histories from nearly 120,000 participants in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Physicians’ Health Study were analyzed. The researchers classified the participants into six categories that ranged from never eating nuts to eating them seven or more times per week. (Peanuts, which are actually legumes, counted as nuts in this study.) Those who ate nuts seven or more times a week had a 20 percent lower rate of death than those who did not eat nuts. They had lower rates of death from heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Are certain nuts better than others? The health benefits appear to hold true for a variety of nuts, including walnuts, almonds, peanuts and pistachios. So eat your favorite.

To incorporate more nuts into your diet: • Spread nut butter on your morning toast. • Sprinkle chopped nuts on cereal or yogurt. • Toss nuts into a salad or stir-fry. • Top fruit with nut butter. To return to the problem with nuts and calories: You can keep the calories in check with small portion sizes. In fact, research has shown that frequent nut eaters are less likely to gain weight. Nuts are high in protein and fiber, which decrease hunger. Perhaps because nuts are filling, nut eaters eat less overall. Of course, if you like nuts as much as I do, it isn’t easy to limit yourself to small portion sizes. But you can find nuts that are packaged in relatively small cellophane packets. I have one of these packages every day (or two if I’ve had one very light meal). The package gives me the discipline I need. Try it. It might work for you, too.

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

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Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and have been addicted to tobacco for over a year. I really want to quit, but I just can’t seem to do it. Do you know of a foolproof method to get a teen to stop smoking? – Megan, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Dear Megan: Here are some great tips from teens who told a University of Michigan survey team how they kicked the smoking habit. I’m positive that you can stop smoking if you take them to heart. • Excuse-proof your life. Wait to quit until exams are completed. • Before you decide to stop smoking forever, pay attention to your major smoking times: after meals, with coffee, with certain friends, whenever. Try to rearrange your routine for a few weeks to reduce these cues to light up. • Nicotine is a powerfully addictive drug, so prepare yourself for withdrawal symptoms. You might be a grumpy, restless, nervous nightmare for a couple of weeks. It will be difficult, but you will survive. Warn your friends and loved ones. • Get rid of all cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters and other smoking gear. Don’t keep anything “for old time’s sake.” • Stock up on sugarless gum, sunflower seeds, Life Savers, celery, carrot sticks or anything else that will keep your mouth active. • Keep a record of every smoke-free day. Reward yourself when you reach day 30 and every month thereafter. You earned that reward. Make it a good one. You will have extra money to splurge. If all of these tips fail in your effort to quit smoking, call the American Cancer Society at 866-784-8454 and inquire about their “Quit For

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Life Program.” Trained specialists are available to answer all questions about eliminating tobacco products forever and to offer suggested methods that are successful. Please contact me again in 30 days and inform me about the progress you are making in your “Stop Smoking” program. Dr. Wallace: I’m an average 15-year-old student, and I maintain a B average in school. I’ve never been in trouble, and I don’t get involved in the big three – alcohol, drugs and sex. Basically, I’m a pretty good teenager. Apparently, I’m not living up to my parents’ expectations. All I ever hear is how “good” my 16-year-old cousin is. “Ashley gets straight A’s; Ashley is a cheerleader; Ashley won a prize in drama.” Ashley is a neat kid, but Ashley is Ashley, and Nicole is Nicole. Why are my parents always comparing me to Ashley? Ashley’s mother is my mother’s sister. – Nicole, East Chicago Dear Nicole: It’s quite obvious that your mom’s sister enjoys bragging about her daughter Ashley to your mom. When she brags, it causes your mom to wonder why you don’t compare equally with your cousin. You are 100 percent correct in saying that Ashley is Ashley, and Nicole is Nicole. Your mother is making a huge error in parenting. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@



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Yesterday, we saw what would have been an effective atypical pre-emptive opening bid. If the opponents are going to produce wild leaps into the stratosphere, you need to know how to defend yourself. Look at the North hand in the diagram. South opens one spade, and West intervenes with three diamonds, a weak jump overcall. What should North do? Yes, West’s bid would normally feature only a six-card suit, but he was swayed by the unfavorable vulnerability and also wondered if his side might make three no-trump. After a weak jump overcall, responder, with support for partner’s major, should bid one level higher than originally intended. Here, a three-spade response would promise a normal single raise. With his actual game-invitational limit raise, North correctly jumped to four spades. And if his hand had been even stronger, he would have cue-bid four diamonds, which would have said nothing about his holding in diamonds. Against four spades, West led the heart five. East won with his king and cashed the ace, West dropping a sneaky two. When East led another heart, South was not sure what to do. Discarding risked West’s ruffing with a low trump. Then the spade ace would have been the setting trick. Eventually, South ruffed with his spade king, and West inwardly smiled when he followed suit. However, when West took the next trick with his spade ace, he was endplayed. He tried the club eight, but dummy’s nine forced out East’s queen. South won with his king, drew trumps, and claimed four spades, one heart (dummy’s queen), one diamond, three clubs and a diamond ruff in the dummy.

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CLIENT SERVICE ASSOCIATE Stifel Nicolaus has succeeded in attracting and retaining a wealth of talented associates who prefer a culture which rewards team-oriented, creative thinking. As the firm of choice for the best professionals in our industry, Stifel nurtures a culture which values the diversity of its work force and encourages independent thinking in meeting clients' goals.

Weekend Work available, Local runs. 4 day work week available. New Equipment (2013) with XM Radio. Average $1000 to $1200 per week. These are full time positions that come with full Medical Benefits, 401K, paid holidays and paid vacation. We also have Part Time work available. If you have 3 yrs. Exp. and a Class A CDL with a clean MVR, please join us at our Open Houses. Call (630) 879-6410 for more info. EOE. Drug Testing is a condition of employment.

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

Lowell D. Tosch Executive Director Community Contacts Inc. 100 S. Hawthorne St. Elgin, IL 60123 (847-697-8800) On or about February 11, 2014 (AT LEAST ONE DAY AFTER THE END OF THE COMMENT PERIOD) the Community Contacts, Inc. will request THE Illinois Housing Development Authority to submit a request to the HUD Regional Office, 77 West Jackson St., Chicago, IL to authorize the release of HOME Investment Partnership funds under Title (II) of the (National Affordable Housing Act) of 19(90), as amended, to undertake a project known as (Community Contacts, Inc., Single Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program, HO50845, for the purpose rehabilitation assistance for the benefit of low- and very low-income buyers of single family dwellings in DeKalb and Kendall Counties, Illinois. $330,000 has been set aside for this moderate rehabilitation, and program related administrative expenses.

mental Review identifies which statutes will be reviewed and what steps taken to complete the review for each specific site. PUBLIC COMMENTS

appr lease of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the HUD Community Planning and Development Director at 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Homeownership Department, Illinois Housing Development Authority, Suite 700, 401 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611. All comments received by February 11, 2014 will be considered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority prior to submission of a request for release of funds to the De- (Published in the Kane County partment of Housing and Urban Chronicle, February 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 11, 2014.) Development. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Illinois Housing Development Authority certifies to HUD that Lowell D. Tosch in HIS capacity as Executive Director consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD's acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows Community Contacts, Inc. to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 22, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as HUMMINGBIRD IN A SHOEBOX CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE located at 241 W. Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510.

Dated: January 22, 2014. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will accept ob/s/ John A. Cunningham jections to its release of funds and Kane County Clerk the certification for a period of fifBATAVIA 1 BEDROOM Gas, water and garage included. teen days following the anticipated (Published in the Kane County $750/mo + security & credit check. submission date or its actual receipt Chronicle, February 8, 15 & 22, No pets/smkg. 630-386-1433 of the request (whichever is later) 2014.) only if it is on one of the following Get Bears news bases: (a) the certification was not BATAVIA on Twitter by following executed by the Certifying Officer of 1 BR starting at $860-$870 @bears_insider the Illinois Housing Development 2 BR starting at $1010 Authority's; (b) the Illinois Housing We place FREE ads for 3 BR TH starting at $1280 Development Authority's has omitLost or Found in 630-879-8300 ted a step or failed to make a deciPUBLIC NOTICE Classified every day! sion or finding required by HUD CONDITIONS COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) Call: 877-264-2527 STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT Beautiful 2BR,1BA. Clean quiet, the grant recipient has incurred or email: COURT, DODGE COUNTY The current Environmental Reremodeled. On-site laundry, mgmt, costs not authorized by 24 CFR maintenance. Off-street parking. view Record represents the first of a Part 58 before approval of a reHuge Apt with full appl, balcony. Petitioner: CASSIE V. PUCKETT two-tiered review. The EnvironKane County Chronicle Classified vs $675 - $725. Call for showing. 815-784-4606 or 815-901-3346 Respondent: DONNA MARIE KERN The activities proposed ARE CATEGORICALLY EXCLUDED UNDER HUD REGULATIONS AT 24 CFR PART 58 FROM NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT REQUIREMENTS An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at ABC Services, 909 East Rexford, Centralia, IL 62801 and may be examined or copied weekdays (9:00) A.M. to (4:00) P.M.


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PUBLICATION NOTICE HARRASSMENT INJUCTION HEARING Case No. 14 CV 2008 A harassment temporary restraining order was issued on January

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Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from Kern. $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cooking gas, Appliances & laundry. A hearing on the petition to grant 630-584-1685 a harassment injunction will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm, at the Dodge County Courthouse, Juneau, Wisconsin, in Branch 5, before Honorable Steven R. Sermi, Court Official.

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TO THE RESPONDENT: If you fail to appear at the hearing, the relief requested will be granted. FILED IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FEBRUARY 4, 2014 Dodge County, WI Lynn M. Hron Clerk of the Courts (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 8, 2014.) Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Kane County Chronicle Classified


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Bethany Lutheran Church

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

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

Bethlehem Lutheran Church


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


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


Holy Cross Catholic Church

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

St. Patrick Catholic Church

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


Congregational Church of Batavia

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

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Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry


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






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119 Route 173 • Antioch

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1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL


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


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111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL






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847-855-1500 www.Gurnee V

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL





920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL


39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL






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


Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL



920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL




1119 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL



409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL



111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL



815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050


CLASSIC KIA 206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL





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


2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL


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888/471-1219 13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL


KNAUZ CONTINENTAL AUTOS 409 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL



7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee



KNAUZ NORTH 2950 N. Skokie Hwy • North Chicago, IL

225 N. Randall Road, St. Charles



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

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

200 N. Cook Street • Barrington, IL

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