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Get out and vote in the primary Informed about the candidates? Knowledgeable about local referendum efforts? Know where your precinct is located? Tuesday marks the primary election, and – if past trends hold true – a concerningly small percentage of registered voters will cast ballots March 18. Primary elections might not be as glitzy and glamorous as general elections where voters get to determine who will be our next president, but they are just as important. Primaries are where the

best Republican and Democratic candidates are chosen to go head to head in November in their respective races. And there are some great local races to be aware of during this election cycle. The race for Kane County sheriff features Lt. Kevin Williams on the Republican ticket and retired Lt. Don Kramer on the Democratic ticket. Both have decades of

law enforcement experience under their belts. But there also are races for Kane County clerk, the state legislature, Illinois governor and U.S. Congress, among others. To bone up on the candidates, visit the Kane County Chronicle’s Election Central website at www.kcchronicle. com/election-central. And to learn where you can cast your ballot – and get other election-related information – visit the Kane County Clerk’s Office website at www.co.kane.il.us/COC. Finally, Kane County

voters who observe voting problems or irregularities during the primary should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office at 630-2085328 to report the issues. The Election Complaint Line will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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call@ofd.com or 888-641-2933. In cooperation with Costco, the company issued the recall after determining the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, the release stated. No confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning from consumption of this product have been reported. Cases of the potentially contaminated Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit were distributed to Costco Wholesale stores in Illinois and numerous other states. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and

sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Kathy Gresey

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle and president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368. Learn more about NINA at http://ninaonline.org.

8LOCAL BRIEFS District 304 abates $6M to lessen tax burden GENEVA – The Geneva District 304 school board voted this week to abate nearly $6 million to lessen the tax burden on the community, officials said. The district has directed more than $15 million in excess money from its education fund to reduce the debt service tax rate, as much as 0.26, officials said. The district takes money levied in an earlier year and informs the county clerk to apply it to future tax bills. The move this week was part of keeping the district’s debt service payments flattened, so taxpayers will not see a big increase, officials said. Using abatement is one of three strategies financial advisers have recommended the district use to reduce its $301 million debt. If they did not take action, the annual loan payments would go to nearly $25 million by 2018, which officials want to avoid. The district also does refunding, which is restructuring debt to get a better interest rate.

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CONTACT US St. Charles resident Cathy Deutschendorf was working at TriCity Health Partnership in St. Charles when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up?

Chicago Pets? A lab named Lance Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Sandra Bullock First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse, and I

became a nurse. I am a volunteer nurse at TriCity Health Partnership. A book you’d recom-

mend? “The Book Thief”

by Markus Zusak Favorite charity? TriCity

Health Partnership What game show would you be on? “Wheel of

Fortune” Favorite local restaurant? Stockholm’s in

Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself?

On June 2, 2013, I saved the life of the Coca-Cola delivery man at Jewel in St. Charles by doing CPR when he had a heart attack. He was 49 years old, and I did CPR until the paramedics got there. He survived. The city of St. Charles recognized me for it.

WHAT: The class is sponsored by the Sugar Grove Park District and will be taught by Mary Ochsenschlager. A simple book is used to help sort out the many native trees that will be found. Participants should dress for the weather and bring an extra $5 if they would like to purchase the tree ID book. WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove INFO: Register for the class by calling the Sugar Grove Park District at 630-466-7436 or visiting www.sgparks.org. The cost of the class is $5.

Chicago Fun Family Palooza at Pheasant Run WHAT: The 5 Star Fun Group will partner with Kids Against Hunger – Fox Valley. Families may participate in a hands-on, food packaging opportunity to benefit this charitable organization. The event includes a 220-foot indoor zip-line, inflatables, slides, rides and attractions. There will be a lineup of magicians, game shows and interactive performances live on The Family Palooza Stage. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday WHERE: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles INFO: Visit www.chicagofunfamilypalooza.

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Women of Cantigny at Eastside Center WHAT: This program will discuss the lives of Amy McCormick, Cissy Patterson and six others, tracing their roots to Joseph Medill and Robert R. McCormick. The program is presented by Laurie Russell on behalf of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Eastside Community Center, 14 N. VanBuren St., Batavia INFO: The cost is $3 per person. For information, contact Carla Hill, director of the Batavia Depot Museum, at 630-406-5274 or carlah@ bataviaparks.org.

Mom and Son Night event set in Geneva WHAT: Boys ages 4 to 12 and their mothers will enjoy entertainment, dancing, activities and snacks. All couples will receive a keepsake photograph. The cost is $10 per person ($15 nonresident). Advance registration is required. WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. today WHERE: Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. It is a Geneva Park District event. INFO: Call 630-232-4542 or visit www. genevaparks.org.

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Huntley Brown to play at The Holmstad WHAT: Christian concert pianist Huntley Brown will perform. The concert and refreshments are free, but space is limited. The first 10 people to RSVP will receive a free CD of Brown’s music. WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday WHERE: The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia INFO: Call 877-391-7044 or visit www. TheHolmstad.org.

Maple Sugaring Days set at LeRoy Oakes WHAT: Forest Preserve District of Kane County naturalists will show how to tap a maple tree, and participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at drilling and setting their own tap. Explore the art, science and folklore of the “sugar bush” or maple grove, from early times to the modern sugaring industry. WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. today and Sunday WHERE: LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St. in St. Charles INFO: Admission is free. For information, call 630444-3190 or visit www.kaneforest. com.

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Those undeniable signs of spring GOOD NATURED Pam Otto How good are you at reading signs? I think most of us would agree that red octagons mean stop, yellow diamonds mean caution, and orange signs signal that everyone’s favorite season, road construction, has returned. But have you noticed that other signs, too, are popping up, right and left? They’re subtle, yet oddly familiar, and indicate that change is underway. ... They’re undeniable signs of spring. Here, in handy checklist form, are 10 of our naturalist department favorites: 1. Woodpeckers, both male and female, are drumming. Listen for the rapid-fire rat-atat of our local species as they pound on hollow trees (and siding and gutters) to declare territories and prepare for mating and nesting. 2. Daylight is lasting longer. Hard to believe, but we’ve added more than 160 minutes to our day length since the winter solstice back in December. Plus, this coming week brings March 20, the spring equinox, when day and night will equal each other at 12 hours apiece. 3. Canada geese are pairing off. They still prefer the safety of the flock at night, but these ever-present members of our suburban landscape have started “dating” during the day. Look for pairs feeding

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Willow trees brighten the landscape with bright yellow branches as spring draws near. just ever-so-slightly away from each other in areas where that longer-lasting sun has melted the snow off the grass. 4. Mammals are on the move. Our hibernating woodchucks and bats haven’t stirred yet, but mammals that spend the winter in and out of torpor (periods of inactivity) have roused and are out and about. The unmistakable scent of skunk filled the air in my neighborhood one evening last week. Wouldn’t have smelled that a month ago. 5. Male redwing blackbirds have returned. Competition is stiff among these marsh denizens, which happen to be

polygynous (one male, many females) and the early birds definitely claim the better territories. They’ll defend them fiercely throughout the breeding season. (Remember this come June 20-something, when the news will no doubt include reports of redwing “attacks” on unsuspecting folks strolling too close to a well-hidden nest.) 6. Spiders! Next time the sun is out, find a patch of ground where the snow has melted and leaf litter is plentiful. Bet you’ll find spiders there, tiny little guys stalking even tinier insect prey. 7. Male American goldfinches are brightening.

Throughout the winter months, these guys have flitted about in drab olive-yellow. But with spring just around the corner, their plumages are beginning to change. Soon they’ll be bright yellow, just as their nickname “wild canary” implies. 8. Maple buds are swelling. Live near a silver maple? Those giant blobs on the ends of the branches are this year’s leaves, coiled up in buds awaiting the first rush of sap. A few more warm days and cool nights and things should really start popping. 9. Willow branches are yellowing. I’m not sure what shift in pigments causes this

phenomenon, but if you look around as you’re driving, or walking, you’ll notice these trees really grab your attention. The bright yellow color contrasts with the remaining browns and grays of winter and adds a nice splash of color to otherwise drab landscapes. 10. Skunk cabbage is up! Our earliest blooming wildflower, Symplocarpus foetidus, has popped up in wetlands throughout the Tri-Cities. Chemical reactions allow this plant to generate temperatures 15 to 35 degrees warmer than the surrounding air; besides melting the plant’s snowy blanket, this warmth may also help skunk cabbage spread its stinky (or fetid, as referenced in the Latin name) aroma and attract the carrion-feeding insects it requires for pollination. I suppose I could go on and on, for more signs of spring are just around the corner. Soon comma, question mark and morning cloak butterflies will come out of hibernation; salamanders will migrate to breeding ponds; frogs will start calling. But I’m sure your eyes are glazing over, and your attention has started to wane ... both signs that it’s time to stop with this talk about signs ... at least for now.

• 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 potto@stcparks. org or 630-513-4346.

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Teens accused of nursing home abuse Ivy Gleeson said the employees, who had worked at the center for about six months, were terminated immediately. She said the resident was not injured and emphasized that Rosewood’s goal is the residents’ safety. “We will do everything within our control and power to make sure our residents are safe,” Gleeson said. Santos, of the 1300 block of Timber Lane, South Elgin, and Barnett, of the 300 block of Watch Court, South Elgin, were each charged with aggravated battery of a person older than 60, a Class 3 felony, Jacqueline and unlawful Santos videotaping, a Class 4 felony. They were reportedly taken to the Kane County Jail. Online records indicate each of their bonds was set at $15,000 and that they are expected in court March 27. Those with additional information or concerns can contact the St. Charles Police Department at 630-377-4435 or the Drug & Crime Tip Line at 866-378-4267. “Our investigation is continuing,” Blackwell said.

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NORTH AURORA – The village-owned North Aurora Activity Center at 1 N. Lincolnway St. remains closed because of structural damage to the building’s roof. Structural engineers have confirmed that the roof joists over the building’s west side show significant damage. The unusually heavy snowfall this season has increased the load on the building. Village Administrator Steve Bosco said the building was closed for the safety of its tenants. They include Share and Care Learning Center as well as Haley’s Playground, which serves those with special needs. In addition, the Friday Nite Spot, a volunteer-run activity for fourththrough eighth-grade students, is housed there. The building originally served as North Aurora Grade School from 1933 to 1968. Bosco said the roof is about 30

years old. “It’s probably due for a new roof,” he said. Bosco said a report on the building’s structural integrity might be ready for the village board’s review for its April 7 meeting, along with cost estimates on what work needs to be done. The building will remain closed until the village determines it can safely be reopened, he said. Haley’s Playground sees an average of 75 kids a week, founder Jackie Olson said. She is looking for a temporary

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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Elizabeth Jean Grotberg: A memorial visitation for Elizabeth Jean Grotberg will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles, with a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Clarence Robert “Tres” Janecek III: Clarence, 45, died tragically as a victim of an accident in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 11, near DeKalb. Arrangements include a memorial visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, with a service to follow at 5 p.m., all at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Private family burial will follow cremation at a

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@ shawmedia.com. later date. Marjorie A. (Miller) Smith: There will be a visitation, then a memorial talk at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 649 Madison St., Batavia.

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The 2014 St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off at 2 p.m. today on Main Street (Route 64) from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue in St. Charles. Several downtown streets will be blocked off before and during the parade. For information, visit www. downtownstcharles.org.

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T. CHARLES – Parade fans from all over are invited today to take in the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in downtown St. Charles. The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. on Main Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue, according to the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. There are 80 parade entries this year, which matches last year’s group for the highest number of participants, said Lynne Schwartz, the partnership’s executive director. An estimated 8,000 people

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John Wredling, who turns 100 on March 16, will be the grand marshal of Saturday’s St. Charles St. Patrick’s Day Parade. turned out for last year’s event, and officials expect large crowds this year because of the mild weather that has been forecast. The temperature in St. Charles is predicted to be above 40 degrees during the parade, according to the National Weather Service.

“It definitely could help increase our turnout after the winter we’ve had,” Schwartz said. “[The parade] will be a good reason for people to get outside, enjoy the great weather and enjoy a great parade.” Along with the parade, there is the St. Patrick’s

Dance Show at 10 a.m. today featuring five different dance groups. Dogs are invited to participate in the Deck Out Your Lucky Dog Contest – registration will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the tent in front of the Municipal Center, 2 E. Main St. A variety of community organizations, businesses and school groups will be featured in the parade, Schwartz said. Heading the pack as the parade’s grand marshal is longtime St. Charles resident

John Wredling. He will turn 100 on Sunday. “It’s just another day,” he told the Downtown St. Charles Partnership earlier this month. “I’ve never paid any attention to age. I’ve just enjoyed everything I’ve done and a wonderful family with three children.” Wredling, a World War II veteran, has a storied history in the area. He attended Aurora schools and later taught there at the middle school level before becoming an assistant superintendent in West Aurora. He then became superintendent of St. Charles School District 303. Spectators should look for Wredling in a Model T near the start of the parade, Schwartz said. “It’s a great, family-friendly event,” she said of the parade. “It’s got something for people of all ages, and it’s just fun.”

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I hope everyone has a happy, safe and responsible St. Patrick’s Day. If you intend to drink, please set aside cash in your wallet or purse for cab fare or have a designated driver; otherwise, it may cost you considerably more financially. I won’t bombard you with worst-case scenarios involving injury or death. Instead, let’s go the economic route – a first-time DUI conviction will cost you approximately $10,000. (Note: All figures used herein are approximate). That figure isn’t a scare tactic, and I haven’t inflated the costs. Let’s go through it step-by-step to prove my point. To begin, your vehicle will

IN YOUR COURT Anthony Scifo be impounded. For $250, that’s probably comparable to your night out, plus the cab fare. A first DUI is a Class A misdemeanor under Illinois law, barring any aggravating circumstances (i.e. causing injury). This means that the disposition could range from supervision to 364 days in jail, plus a $2,500 fine, court costs and statutory fees. If your blood-alcohol content is 0.16 or greater, a mandatory $500 fine and 100 hours of community service is imposed.

Regarding attorneys’ fees, our firm charges $2,500 as the customary fee for a first-time DUI court proceeding, and even more if the case proceeds to trial. You’ll be required to complete an alcohol/drug evaluation course, and there will be a determination as to whether additional counseling is appropriate. Depending on the evaluation, these fees range from a few hundred dollars – perhaps $200 – to a few thousand dollars. Your license is suspended for a year, but you may be eligible for a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device – or BAIID – which will allow you to drive. The installation is

$85, the monthly rental fee is $80 and the BAIID’s monthly monitoring fee is $30. The BAIID’s total cost for 11 months – $1,295. The court costs and statutory fees depend on whether you are charged by the state or a local municipality. Local municipalities have the authority to charge additional fees, and the Illinois legislature mandates multiple fines (i.e. $750 mandatory fee to the clerk of the court, etc.). It is realistic to expect an additional $2,500. The Secretary of State charges $250 to reinstate your license after the one-year statutory summary suspension. Finally, you pay increased

insurance premiums for at least three years. At $50 extra a month, the additional cost for insurance is then $1,800. For our example, the total cost of the first-time DUI – $11,295.

• Anthony Scifo is a resident of Kane County and an associate attorney with Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree and Associates P.C. in St. Charles, where he concentrates in divorce and family law, personal injury and wrongful death. His goal with this occasional column is to help educate the public regarding the court system and the law. Contact him with general legal questions at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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GENEVA – A raise that will bring the salary of Kane County’s emergency communications director to $96,600 is one step closer to approval. Brad Sauer is among nine county directors poised to receive a 5 percent raise as part of Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen’s effort to make their salaries more comparable to those offered in nearby counties. Together, the raises amount to nearly $50,000, but the total cost is closer to $60,000 when considering increases for FICA and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, according to information provided by Lauzen. He said the raises will not cost taxpayers extra money because of savings elsewhere. Lauzen began introducing the proposed raises last month at standing committee meetings, and the full County Board discussion is expected in April. Friday, he told the Judicial and Public Safety Committee about Sauer’s qualifications and experience, which includes more than 28 years in law enforcement with such agencies as the Sug-

ar Grove Police Department and Kendall County Sheriff’s Department. As director of emergency communications, Sauer has re-established regular KaneComm meetings, re-established the deputy director position and, among other accomplishments, upgraded radio equipment. His current salary is $92,000, making him the lowest paid 911 director when compared to those in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry, Kendall and DeKalb counties, according to Lauzen’s information. Sauer will remain the lowest paid even with the 5 percent raise, Lauzen said. “Once again, we require superior work quality,” Lauzen said. Committee members made brief comments before unanimously voting to forward Sauer’s proposed raise to the next committee in the approval process. “Brad is so deserving of this,” said Theresa Barreiro, D-Aurora. Brian Pollock, D-Aurora, noted that the other committees moved similar requests forward and encouraged uniformity.

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County clerk refuses deputy’s offer to resign By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – A deputy clerk in the Kane County Clerk’s Office who was suspended for sending a campaign email on the county’s server has offered to resign, officials said. Incumbent Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham said deputy clerk Jeff Ward offered to resign Friday, but that Cunningham refused to accept it. Cunningham said Ward offered to resign in a conversation, not in writing. Ward did not return a voicemail message seeking comment. Ward was suspended for five days without pay after the incident this week in which he accessed Cunningham’s campaign finance records with the Illinois State Board of Elections to correct an error. “It did happen. It should not have happened,” Cunningham said. Cunningham said Ward is working on his re-election

campaign on his own time. Ward sent an email Wednesday on his county account – wardjeff@co.kane. il.us – to a state election official. Ward copied Cunningham on the clerk’s official email – cunninghamjohn@co.kane. Jack Cunningham il.us, records show. Election law does not allow the use of taxpayer-supported materials for political purposes, said Tom Jeff Ward Newman, deputy director of campaign disclosure for the Illinois State board of Elections. Newman said enforcement is through the local state’s attorney. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said he would not discuss potential or pending investigations. Cunningham is seeking

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“I expect to respond by Monday,” Wegman said in the email. Cunningham’s statement of organization in 2002, filed with the state board of elections, lists his county email address. “I did not have another email at that time,” Cunningham said. “I may have screwed up.” Cunningham said he also will have to update his campaign’s statement of organization, listing current officers. An amended statement of organization, filed in 2012, changes the treasurer to Doug Booth after the previous treasurer died. Booth said he was no longer the treasurer as of January and that he gave Ward the password to access the online election disclosure information system. “I filed his last quarterly report for December that was

due Jan. 15,” Booth said. “I got a call from the state board of elections this week that Jack filed paperwork with a glaring mistake in it – that he gave his campaign over $100,000.” Cunningham actually had given his campaign $15,000, but Ward had filed it as $150,000. The email was to correct the amount. “I am my largest campaign contributor,” Cunningham said. “I don’t want somebody to come back to me later and say, ‘You owe me.’ ” Cunningham said Ward served temporarily the campaign’s treasurer, but that North Aurora attorney John Duggan was his campaign treasurer now. Duggan said he agreed to help with Cunningham’s campaign in February. “I have not done any financial filings yet,” Duggan

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Booth was not treasurer anymore, he needed to file an amended statement of organization as well.” Newman said contacting an incumbent at his or her government office is not out of the ordinary, when trying to get in contact. “Using a work email was not a good idea,” Newman said. “But in terms of trying to get in touch with a committee – it can get difficult because it’s not always kept up-to-date.”

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said. “I did agree to help his campaign once he got the change accomplished.” According to the statement of organization, known as a D-1 form, amendments must be filed within 10 days of changes. Cunningham acknowledged that he needed to update his statement of organization and attributed the

delay to how busy he has been with the current election. “I am my own campaign manager,” Cunningham said. Newman said he called Booth first about the financial filing, then called Cunningham at the clerk’s office before being transferred to Ward. Newman said he left a message with Ward’s voicemail, who later returned the call. “He needed to be aware of the filing obligation,” Newman said. “And since Mr.

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The future of Pheasant Run Resort The city of St. Charles could really be on the cusp of some powerful synergy. It was announced this week that Pheasant Run Resort and Spa has been sold to Saint Charles Resort LLC, a collaborative group of experienced hotel investors and operators. Add that to the Route 64 construction project that was

completed last year and the sale of Charlestowne Mall, and it can be argued that St. Charles is at the forefront of an exciting economic boom. The potential for increased visitors – and dollars – coming into the city is in sight. About two years ago, the forecast did not look as bright. At that time, Pheasant

Run was facing a foreclosure action brought by CWCapital. In that suit, CWCapital said Oakbrook Companies – the parent company for Pheasant Run and other local hotel properties – had stopped making payments in April 2011 on a $29 million loan issued in 2006. Further action on that suit eventually was postponed, pending completion of

the loan restructuring. Also during that time, optimism from the 2010 sale of Charlestowne Mall was beginning to fade. Although the mall already was suffering from store departures when the 2010 purchase of the mall took place, local officials and shoppers were discouraged two years later when plans for more stores, an ice rink

and other amenities never materialized. Will new owners at Pheasant Run and Charlestowne Mall – combined with a slick new Route 64 – lead to increased commerce in St. Charles? Only time will tell. But knowing that a landmark such as Pheasant Run has new life is exciting in and of itself.

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Kudos to volunteers who helped animals A long, cold winter intersected this week with the need to move nearly 100 distressed animals from a farm in rural Hampshire Township to a safe location in Maple Park. How to handle such a task? With the assistance of more than 100 volunteers – people who were called out to help by Kane County Animal Control – the momentous migration was completed. The call for volunteers went out after the March 5 arrest of Elgin resident Stacy Fiebelkorn. Fiebelkorn, who had operated a traveling petting zoo, was charged with one count of a violation of an owner’s duty to provide adequate food, shelter, water and vet care to prevent animal suffering, and one count of cruelty to animals, both misdemeanors. In total, 11 animals and a horse fetus were found dead, and 94 animals were found in need of food and water. A horse that originally was part of the surviving group has since been euthanized because of its medical condition, officials said, leaving the number of surviving animals at 93. When such tragedies are uncovered, it can be easy to focus on the negative. But the volunteers who helped move the dozens of rescued animals Tuesday stepped up to the plate. They are to be commended for their positive efforts. And – depending on how this case plays out in court – more of the same could help land the rest of the surviving animals into loving homes where they will be given proper care.

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 letters@kcchronicle.com, faxed to 630-444-1641 and mailed to Letters, Kane County Chronicle, 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 2, St. Charles IL 60174.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Kramer would make excellent sheriff To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically endorse Don Kramer as the next sheriff of Kane County. I have three reasons why I believe Don is the most qualified choice on March 18: his education, temperament and experience. Don is the only sheriff’s candidate in the race who has obtained a master’s degree. He will be able to better design programs and services, which will better serve our population as a whole. Editorial board

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Don also has a great temperament, is not easily rattled and thinks in a very methodical manner. Don’s meek personality is also coupled with a strong sense of right and wrong. That combination will serve him and us very well as sheriff. Politically, Don has conducted himself in a noble and worthy manner and deserves to be commended. As one of Don’s previous opponents, I can honestly say Don has always taken the high road. I believe his attitude and temperament have greatly contributed to taking that road. Lastly, Don has 30 years of expe-

rience in the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and has served four different sheriffs, receiving accolades from each sheriff. Don’s experience is not limited to just patrol, corrections or crime prevention; he has served well in every division of the office, including administration. I ask that you please consider voting for Don Kramer in the March 18 primary. Don has conducted himself with honor and would make an excellent sheriff. Rob Russell Kane County coroner

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cause readers are dwindling or because of lawsuits?

Stop complaining I am getting tired of hearing

about teacher salaries. The last response said that we have them to thank for being educated. Well, they have us to thank for their salaries.

Without us, the taxpayers, they would not be paid. Last I checked, those of us in the corporate sector don’t have the option of getting paid time off around the holidays. We don’t get two weeks at Christmas or one week at spring break or two-and-a-half months off in the summer. We put in 40, 50 or sometimes more hours during the week. We have student loans, just like they do. Citizens are now getting involved because we are tired of paying higher and higher taxes for teacher salaries. Take away the teachers’ pensions. They can pay Social Security taxes like the rest of us and receive the same benefits that everyone else does. They chose the profession, just like everybody else chose theirs. Stop complaining about your choice. You can choose another line of work if you are not happy in yours.

are coming from the store and bringing the carts in. I stopped a woman and said, “Hey I need one of those carts.” She finally stopped and let me have one of the carts. Please, you don’t have to be so fast in putting the carts away.

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Teachers have the summers off, regardless of how they accept their salary. I would take the summer off without pay myself, just for the freedom off work. However, if I took the summer off, I would not have a job when I returned. The average worker does not have the benefit of the summer off, as teachers do. Thousands of dollars are paid by young parents for daycare over summer vacation while the teachers are off. The teachers are home and do not have to pay for daycare. Yet teachers continue to ask for raises, not acknowledging how great their benefits are. The taxpayers see their taxes going up, and they need to get a second job.

Next week is a primary election that not only nominates candidates for national, state and county offices but also wants approval for a property tax increase for special needs in Kane County. Supporters of all property tax increases, whether the current request or a school district, always mention that the increase is only a small amount per day or week or month. Thanks to the Batavia City Council, any extra money that may support a property tax increase is going to be needed for ... additional electric charges, plus the additional water rate increases. Voters have to start looking at not only the increasing property tax bills, but also the cost of utilities for the property. Until governments – national, state, county and municipalities – stop their unabashed spending, and not completely reviewing all projects involving money, all referendums that increase property taxes should be defeated.

Not so fast I have a request for big stores like Target or Petco and Walmart. Please leave a couple of carts out in the parking lot. I have balance issues. Today, I spent about 10 minutes chasing down people who

They just want your business I’m calling about the CVS. People are changing, sending their prescriptions there. Of course the people will be nice to you because you’re a new customer. After six months to a year, they’re not going to know you from Adam. These people come and go. We go to Walgreens. We never have the same people in the morning, the afternoon or the evening. People come and go, and people change jobs. I hope you enjoy CVS, but they just want your business, that’s all it is. That’s why they are nice to you.

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I’m responding to “This is progress?” Times have changed. I never had a cellphone or a computer or learned how to text. Times were different. I think it’s hard for the parents who have kids that go to school. Some of the parents have so much money that the other parents basically have to try to keep up with what’s new. I have a cellphone because I’m afraid of driving by myself, or if my husband’s not with me. Times are different. Before, I didn’t have a cellphone, and I was fine. But times are different now. That’s why kids get cellphones, so parents know where they are at. Computers, I didn’t have one until I was an adult. Everybody started moving to different suburbs or out of state, to where the jobs are. That is why we have what we have. What will it be in 25 years? I don’t know. I will be gone by then. I’m just trying to learn stuff, too, like everybody else. I have a computer and a cellphone to keep in touch with my loved ones who left the St. Charles area. Yes, I’m still here, but I will not be here in five years, with the real estate taxes and even what it costs to get a room painted.

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Oberweis: Primary residence is in Ill. By ERIC SCHELKOPF

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eschelkopf@shawmedia.com U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis on Friday refuted news reports questioning his residency. A recent report claimed the Illinois state senator was using his Florida condo home as his primary residence. Oberweis said that isn’t true. “It is absolutely, totally false,” Oberweis said. “I’ve lived in the same home for 36 years, a majority of my life.” He lives in the Prestbury s u b d i v i s i o n Jim l o c a t e d n e a r Oberweis Sugar Grove. Oberweis and Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax will square off in Tuesday’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate, with the winner facing longtime incumbent Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in November. Oberweis said he and his wife, Julie Oberweis, bought the condo in Bonita Springs, Fla., about four years ago. He was recently in Florida celebrating his wife’s birthday. “To be honest with you, I was sort of intending on spending more winters there and playing more golf, but a funny thing happened on the way to Florida,” he said.

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“People asked me to run for the Illinois Senate, and I did, and that pretty well messes up time in Florida, because that’s when we’re in session in Springfield. And I have not missed a day in Springfield.” Oberweis was elected to office in November 2012. He said his wife spends winters there, and that she has become a Florida resident. “When we bought the unit, she applied for a Florida homestead exemption, which is naturally what you would do,” Jim Oberweis said. “I didn’t realize at the time, but found out quickly that means you lose your Illinois exemption. So I’m now paying higher Illinois real estate taxes than I would have otherwise, so it actually has cost me money, not saved any money. But it saved my wife some money.” He said the Prestbury home is still listed as his primary residence. “I’ve never done anything to change that in any way,” he said.

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ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – An Aurora man tied to the “largest cocaine seizure” in Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez’s career was being held Friday on $5 million bond. Jesus Montes, 43, of the 1600 block of Cambridge Avenue, was charged this week with possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine with the intent to deliver, a Class X felony; possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine, a Class 1 felony; and money laundering, a Class 1 felony. In a news conference Friday at the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Perez said a threemonth investigation led to Montes’ arrest. He and Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said they were unable to go into many details but said authorities seized about $295,569 in cash and 17 kilograms of cocaine – which has an estimated street value of more than $1.6 million – from Montes’ home Tuesday morning. Kane County sheriff’s investigators and investigators

from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement executed a search warrant at the house with the help of the Kane County Regional SWAT Team and Drug Enforcement Agency, Perez said. Cambridge Avenue is off Orchard Road, south of the inJesus tersection with Montes West Galena Boulevard. Montes’ wife and 1-year-old child were home at the time of the arrest, McMahon said. Montes does not have a criminal history that Kane County authorities are aware of, Perez said. He described the cocaine seizure as the largest in his career, which spans more than 20 years. Montes’ bond was set at $5 million Wednesday, meaning he must post $500,000 bail. He is expected in court March 21. It is believed Montes is a Mexican citizen, McMahon said. He said ICE is involved and has placed a hold on his custody.

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dropped because several witnesses changed their stories and others couldn’t be located. “These issues presented problems that substantially impaired our ability to prosecute the case,” prosecutors said in a statement. Kane County Cyrenthia D. Assistant Public Defender JilWilliams lian Weiss, who was representing Williams, said she was pleased with the decision to drop the case. “We were willing to go to court,” Weiss said. “We believe she would have been found not guilty by the jury.” Williams was trying to defend herself, Weiss said. “She was being brutally attacked,” Weiss said. “She was fighting for her life at that point.”

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Towering above his opponents, Mooseheart’s Makur Puou attempts a shot during his team’s semifinal game against Mendon Unity on Friday at the IHSA basketball state tournament. Mooseheart defeated Unity, 74-61. Unity will play for third place against Sesser-Valier today, while Mooseheart faces off with Heyworth in the title game.

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jschwab@shawmedia.com PEORIA – Facing the statewide media after Friday’s IHSA Class 1A Boys Basketball state semifinal, Mooseheart forward Makur Puou was asked whether he was motivated to see the Red Ramblers join the ranks of some of the state’s best teams of all time. What kind of grasp does Puou have on the proud history of Illinois high school basketball, the 6-foot-10 power forward was asked. He kept his reply simple. “Not at all,” Puou said. That actually was a slight exaggeration. He and his teammates – whether born in South Sudan like Puou or the U.S. – know this much: Mooseheart is one victory away from seizing its first state championship in school history after Friday’s 74-61 victory against Mendon Unity. The Ramblers advance to today’s 2 p.m. state championship game against Heyworth. Unlike many of Mooseheart’s opponents, Unity did not appear intimidated in the early going. To the contrary, the Mustangs (20-12) jumped to a 12-4 lead before the Ramblers regrouped, scoring the final seven points of the opening quarter. The Mustangs took to extreme measures in preparing for Mooseheart’s massive height advantage. “We knew a lot of the normal passes we’d make were going to be really difficult, or weren’t going to be there at all,” Unity forward Lane Davis said. “So we tried preparing for that with coaches standing on chairs and stuff like that in practice, but that doesn’t really simulate the way they can jump and the way they can move and stuff.” Despite Mooseheart’s typical assortment of blocks and dunks, it was a shot from beyond halfcourt at the halftime buzzer by junior Hameed Odunewu that might have drawn the afternoon’s most

Friday’s semifinals Heyworth 57, Sesser-Valier 51 Mooseheart 74, Mendon Unity 61 Today’s championship game Heyworth vs. Mooseheart, 2 p.m. Today’s third-place game Sesser-Valier vs. Mendon Unity, 12:15 p.m.

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Mooseheart’s Mangisto Deng goes up for a shot between Mendon Unity’s Will Klusmeyer and Thomas Fielding during the fourth quarter of their Class 1A basketball semifinal at the IHSA state basketball tournament in Peoria. Mooseheart won, 74-61, and will square off against Heyworth in the title game today. robust reaction at the Peoria Civic Center. Odunewu’s heave gave Mooseheart a 33-27 halftime lead moments after the Mustangs’ Alex Blickhan hit a 3 to bring Unity within three points. “I just threw it up there, and I was watching it like ‘Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait – it

might go in,’ ” Odunewu said. “And then it just went in. I just threw it up.” For the most part, the Mustangs kept the game competitive, largely thanks to a dynamite game from Blickhan, who scored 29 points and made 5 of 7 from 3-point land before fouling out.

“He is the best player we’ve faced all year, hands down, no doubt about it,” Ramblers coach Ron Ahrens said. Mooseheart (28-3) benefited from its own huge scoring afternoon from senior forward Mangisto Deng. Deng scored 31 points while Puou had 20 points, 18 rebounds and six

blocks. The Ramblers might have begun their celebration prematurely after building an 18-point, third quarter lead. They came up empty while pursuing style points on a couple possessions, including an off-the-backboard pass from point guard Freddy Okito to Puou. Mooseheart led, 54-41, after the third quarter, but more fireworks from Blickhan helped the Mustangs rally within eight points early in the fourth quarter, and Unity had a transition opportunity go awry that could have brought the Mustangs even closer. From there, Mooseheart crawled to the finish line despite encountering its usual headaches at the free throw line. The Ramblers were 13 for 29 from the foul line, preventing them from putting the game out of reach in tidier fashion. Odunewu scored 13 points and had nine rebounds for the Ramblers, who out-rebounded their western Illinois opposition, 52-32. Mooseheart played in front of a youthful Ramblers cheering section as buses transported students of all ages from the Child City to Peoria to root on the Ramblers. Ahrens said the team planned to dine at the nearby Pekin Moose Lodge Friday night. “We try to give back to our community,” Ahrens said. “And that’s our community.”


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them because I think they say it’s unfair, look how tall we are,” Ahrens said. “I’m sure there’s a very, very large majority out there that would like to see us lose. And you know what, that kind of helps us a little bit.” Mooseheart has been around since 1913, and for the first 100 years, the Ramblers hardly made a peep on the Illinois basketball landscape. Enter Akim Nyang, Puou and Deng – each of whom suited up for the first time as juniors last year despite eligibility push-back from the IHSA – and the Ramblers suddenly looked more like a Chicago Public League juggernaut than a team used to butting heads with Paw Paw and Leland-Earlville. On Friday, Mooseheart brought its full repertoire of sizzle to the big stage – the good (explosive athleticism, a ball-hawking defense), the bad (a bit too much hot-dogging, woeful free throw

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By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com AURORA – Geneva’s Viking ship transformed into a gravy boat last week, when the boys basketball team earned its first regional title in 28 seasons. Coach Phil Ralson deemed any postseason success that followed “gravy,” and players bought and laughed along, even though some of them initially weren’t quite sure what Ralston meant. On Friday, top-seeded Benet ended Geneva’s bid to keep feasting on higher seeds, pulling away in the second half of the IHSA Class 4A East Aurora Sectional final. The Vikings, who pulled out gritty win after gritty win to reach this round, saw their season end with a 60-41 defeat. “Once Benet got out, we knew, ‘We’ve come back before. We can do this,’ ” Geneva junior Nate Navigato said. “And then they just kept making shots. Toward the fourth, getting late, it was just kind of a huge shock. We were like, ‘All right.’ But we had a [heck] of a season. I’m just proud of where we got.” Geneva (25-6) trailed, 26-23, at halftime before Benet opened the third quarter on a 14-2 run fueled by senior center Sean O’Mara. The 6-foot-9 Xavier recruit totaled a game-high 24 points while adding nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks. Senior point guard Cam Cook (11) was Geneva’s only double-figure scorer. Juniors Mike Landi (nine) and Pace Temple (six) were next. The Vikings shot 24 percent in the second half and 29.4 percent for the game, struggling to get open looks down the stretch. Benet countered with a 62.9 percent effort from the floor, including 10 for 13 (76.9 percent) after halftime. “We felt like the first half, we didn’t play with enough purpose. We didn’t play with enough fire,” Redwings senior guard Josh Yesufu said. “So the second half, we came with urgency and played very hard.” Benet (23-7) advanced to face Glenbard North in Tuesday’s Hinsdale Central Supersectional. The Redwings stormed to their first three postseason wins by 45, 32 and 11 points, a stark contrast to Geneva, which won by 11 points combined in the same span. On National Sleeping Day, Geneva again executed an attack rival student sections sometimes have

branded as “BO-RING” in Ralston’s six seasons: Pass as often as need be to find the best shot, and never chuck anything up in haste. Catcalls aside, that meticulous method – plus a versatile half-court defense that thrives on hunches and substitutions – has produced its share of “I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN” chants from blue-clad Geneva backers through the years. This season, the Vikings earned more victories than any team since the 1962-63 club went 30-3 and advanced to the state tournament. On Friday, the Redwings simply got in the way and didn’t budge. “They did a great job of scouting us and trying to stop all our actions. We were going to our second, third and sometimes fourth actions within our sets and they were still draped on our guys,” Ralston said. “My hat’s off to them. They were certainly the best team we’ve seen all season, and I thought we gave them a great match for a half. I thought our kids really competed well. They threw their heart and soul into the game. So from that perspective, I have really no complaints.” Benet’s success from distance helped swing the momentum in the third quarter. The team finished 5 for 10 from beyond the arc, with Liam Nelligan (12 points) and Colin Bonnett (11) offering complements from the outside. “We got it all going and we made some stops on defense, and that really allowed us to push the lead in the third quarter,” Bonnett said. Landi followed up on his lay-in in the closing seconds of the third with a 3-pointer 21 seconds into the fourth. The shot cut the Vikings’ deficit to 12 and got the crowd stirring again. O’Mara scored through two defenders the next time down the floor. After the game, the hallway outside Geneva’s locker room teemed with students, parents and former players. Channeling an earlier talk, Ralston suggested that this group elevated the foundation that past Vikings teams laid. “Gravy” might have been the buzzword of this postseason, but there was something much more hardened propelling the Vikings the past few weeks. “These guys were difference-makers, and from that perspective, they are more exceptional than a 25-6 record,” Ralston said. “Because they’ve done something really special.”

TOP: Geneva’s Nate Navigato (left), and Mike Landi defend Benet Academy’s Sean O’Mara in the fourth quarter of the IHSA Class 4A East Aurora Sectional final Friday at East Aurora High School. LEFT: Geneva’s Pace Temple chases the ball after it was poked loose by Benet Academy’s Colin Pellettieri in the title game Friday. Photos by Mary Beth Nolan for Shaw Media


As expected, Redwings’ O’Mara a force inside Ralston happy and looking ahead to future seasons. While starting guards Cam Cook and Chris Parrilli played their final games Friday night, the Vikings return a stable of core players to build on Geneva’s first sectional win in over 30 years. Not surprisingly, Vollbrecht fouled out. But in his three-plus quarters, he opened eyes, tallying five points with nine rebounds and one block. After O’Mara’s big dunk at the start of the third quarter, Vollbrecht sent shockwaves through the packed East Aurora gym with a two-handed, put-back jam that gave Geneva a glimmer of hope. That hope will carry into next season as Vollbrecht, Navigato, Landi, Pace Temple and Daniel Santacaterina will be among the Vikings’ expected returnees.

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Benet Academy’s Sean O’Mara (right) attempts to block a shot by Geneva’s Cam Cook Friday at East Aurora High School.

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Carlson averaged 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the month of February. He also shot 80 percent from the free throw line, while leading the Knights to a 6-3 record for the month and the NBXII Conference Championship.

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AURORA – The familiar high-pitched whistle of Geneva coach Phil Ralston before the start of each game could have been interpreted differently Friday night at the IHSA Class 4A East Aurora Sectional final. Ralston’s trademark attention-grabber might as well have been a bugle horn to call on the cavalry of big men it was going to take to try and stop Benet center Sean O’Mara. After Geneva eventually fell, 60-41, Ralston admitted it may have been a small victory to hold the 6-foot-10 Xavier recruit to “just” 24 points and eight rebounds. Ralston shuffled 6-foot-7 sophomore Loudon Vollbrecht and 6-foot-7 juniors Mike Landi and Nate Navigato into the depths of what became

O’Mara’s playground – a place he owned in the game’s fateful third quarter, when Benet held Geneva to just two field goals and six points. The Vikings held strong in the first half, trailing by just three – 26-23 – but succumbed to an efficient Benet offense (the Redwings shot 76 percent in the second half) that went through its jumbo center. O’Mara lofted in a nifty left-handed hook at the start of the quarter before throwing down a titanic dunk over a pair of Geneva defenders. On the next two possessions, Geneva collapsed two defenders earlier on O’Mara, who promptly found Colin Bonnett for wide-open 3-pointers. It’s what was sandwiched in between Benet’s third-quarter run – one in which the Redwings ran their lead to 40-27 in a four-minute span – that had

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St. Charles North senior Erik Miller recently committed to Illinois State’s men’s track and field team. He certainly had other college suitors. Also a football and basketball player, Miller has enjoyed a visible profile throughout his time as a North Star, which continued when he finished fourth in the high jump in the Class 3A state meet last season. Catching up with Kane County Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley for the latest edition of the Weekend Chitchat, Miller discussed the recruiting process and outlook for the track season. Here’s an edited transcript:

How did everything with ISU come together? Well, in the end it was down to either Iowa or Illinois state. I sat down with a pros and cons list. Obviously, I loved Iowa, but I thought Illinois State was just a good fit for me and for financial reasons and just the feel, I thought Illinois

Weekend Chit-chat with STC NORTH TRACK’S ERIK MILLER State was a great fit.

How long was ISU on your radar, then? They were one of the first schools to contact me. ... Originally, I wanted to play football and run track in college. Eastern Illinois at first gave me an offer to do football and track, so I was thinking about that. … Illinois State said I could walk on the football team, too, but the summer going into my senior year, they were the first ones to look at me for just track and I remembered that.

You didn’t waste any time getting back into the track swing, did you?

running all along in the 200. But it’s really not that bad.

Because our basketball season ended last Wednesday [March 5], I took a rest day Thursday and on that Friday went to the York Invitational and did 6-7 [in the high jump] at York. I broke the meet record. ... So I was pretty impressed without having any practice. ... I might be doing long and triple jump also at indoor conference and hopefully do a running event. I’ll hopefully branch out because I think I can score some points, maybe in the long jump and 200.

Lots of your peers specialize in sports these days. Do you reflect much on being a threesport athlete?

What are the transitions like since you’re staying in pretty good shape throughout? Basketball going into track is a lot easier than football going into basketball because we’re always running in basketball. There’s not that much of a difference, but in basketball you’ll sprint, stop, sprint, stop; whereas in track, you’re

Oh yeah, no doubt. I think what I’ve done with three sports is awesome. I love all three sports. It would be hard for me to choose one. ... But I also had days where I’ve wondered, “Hey, I wonder what would have happened if I had focused on just playing quarterback. Maybe I would have met some of the hype that was out there when I was starting out.” … I don’t regret not focusing on just one. ... I’ve had the time of my life doing three sports for four years, and without the coaches I wouldn’t have been able to do it. And also my parents [Karen and David].

Kirby was a big asset to our team, I looked up to him. ... But we have some good senior leadership with Kaleb Kirby, our pole vaulter, and Jack Feeney, who’s in sprints. … The biggest thing I’ve noticed is we’re a young team. It’s early and I haven’t been around much, but I’ve seen that our freshmen and sophomores are stepping up. ... I think we’ve got some potential, and hopefully we reach that potential toward the end of the year.

Any hunches about March Madness?

Obviously, we lost a lot of good seniors last year. Zach

Oh, man, I was just watching some [conference tournament games] … It’s already crazy. It sucks not being able to play basketball anymore, but I don’t have any picks yet about who’s going to win. … For me personally, it would be cool to see Villanova to go far. They recruited me for track and football, and it’s a cool campus, so it would be nice to see them do something.

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Despite snow flurries Feb. 8, Kane County Cougars’ mascot Ozzie led hikers on a walk to benefit Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora. Wayside’s eighth annual “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” a mile circuit, began and ended at the Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy on Aurora’s near East Side. Proceeds benefited Wayside’s Lifespring Ministry, a transitional living center for homeless women and children, and Urban Youth Ministries, which helps at-risk youth. Aurora University baseball and softball student athletes and coaches accounted for most walkers.

SPORTS NEIGHBORS BULLETIN BOARD North boys volleyball clinic dates set The St. Charles North varsity boys volleyball team will host a clinic for boys in fifth through eighth grades from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 22. The clinic will be at St. Charles North. Cost is $30 for one date or $50 for both. Athletes are asked to wear comfortable athletic gear and gym shoes and bring a water bottle. Each athlete will receive a T-shirt for participating, to be

distributed at North’s April 15 match against Bartlett. Online registration is available at www. tinyurl.com/scnvballclinic. For information, contact North coach Todd Weimer at Todd. Weimer@d303.org.

our home fields in northwest St. Charles. Free training is offered. Weekday games start at 6 p.m. and Saturday games are all day. Email wascofastpitch@aol.com or visit www.wacofastpitch. com for information.

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tion committed to providing the best baseball experience for our community youth. It provides a positive, structured, educational baseball experience for about 2,200 boys and girls aged 5 to 17 years during two seasons a year (spring/summer and fall). The league has no residency requirements, so players are welcome regardless of where you live. To register and for information, visit wascobaseball.com/ Registration.


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The St. Charles Storm 10U girls basketball team recently won the Midwest Hoops Fest Tournament in Rockford. Competing against teams from Illinois and northwest Indiana, the Storm team advanced to the final round, beating Rockford Blue, 24-14. Coached by Brad Saltsman, Derrick Schmidt and Mark Ludwig, the girls are from St. Charles, South Elgin and West Chicago. The championship team includes Alexandra Duckett from St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Teagan Fischbach from Corron, Olivia Kiefer from Norton Creek, Morgan Klug from Bell Graham, Victoria Kortan from Norton Creek, Emma Ludwig from Wild Rose, Morgan Nelson from Anderson, Eva Saltsman from Wild Rose and Gabriella Schmidt from Norton Creek.

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Signs of spring slowly loosen winter’s grip Spring, is that you? Ever so slowly, it seems you’re emerging. I just know it, as my son seems to think its shorts weather – finally – and my daughter’s bird has tentatively resumed making its morning music somewhere high in the treetops above our home. For a few years now, Holly’s called this particular bird – species unknown – “her” bird. “That’s my bird!” she still says, as she heads out the back door to the school bus, or to Rachel’s house across the street. I love that she listens. I love that she calls it hers. And oh, how I love that bird for being there. And yet, we’ve never spotted it. From time to time, over the years, we’ve craned our necks and studied the nearby trees, hoping to catch a glimpse, always wondering why we never have. But we know it’s there, nearby somewhere, just like the rest of spring. It’s during these late-winter days, when the sap everywhere is rising and maple trees are tapped (a favorite thing for my kids and me to observe when they were little), when I wonder what would happen if we tried tapping our own maple

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose tree. Would it work? Would we newbies unwittingly hurt our dear tree in the process? Perhaps we’ll ask the kind folks at one of the free local maple-sugaring demonstrations happening this weekend. Naturalists at the Red Oak Nature Center in North Aurora will explain the process to visitors at their annual MapleFest on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. (final tour at 1 p.m.). This is a fun visit, and isn’t complete without a taste-test. We may head to LeRoy Oakes instead, though, as we’ve never been to theirs, which happens again this weekend from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. According to the Kane County Forest Preserve website, visitors will learn to identify maple trees, practice drilling and setting a tap and enjoy a “Sugarin’ Time” hike. I can’t wait. Wonder if I can talk my kids into going with me?

Violinist Ashley Fitzwater to perform at St. Charles library KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library will conclude its 2013-14 Sunday Concert Series at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, with a performance by violinist Ashley Fitzwater. Fitzwater, concertmaster of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, will perform classical music in the Carnegie Community Room of the library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Fitzwater has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in violin performance. Prior to moving to Illinois, she was a member of the Wichita Symphony and performed with the Wichita Grand Opera.

She also has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado. This event is part of the Library’s Sunday Concert Series, which features a variety of live musical performances. The performance is funded through donations to the St. Charles Public Library Foundation. The public is welcome to attend the free concert. For more information, visit www.stcharleslibrary.org or call 630-584-0076.

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Maples are magic. Ours is aflame, every fall, a sight that never fails to move me. There used to be two, side-by-side, but one died a few years ago and needed to come down. I regret that call now, as, dying or not, it was still beautiful. Magnificent, even. I thought I was protecting the children from dead limbs. Perhaps I did – I’ll never know. But I miss those limbs, now, and their fall brilliance. Their summer shade, and the balance of having two trees on that side of the house. I suppose the upside is that there are fewer leaves for my rake to reap come fall, but there are also fewer to play in, too. Now there’s an awkward lump in the grass where that tree used to be (not that I can see it right now, of course, under all of this snow). With every decision we make, there’s something to be gained and something to be grieved. We don’t always see what, at the time. We had a tiny new tree planted, on the other side of the house, the following spring. We were amazed at how quickly new birds took up residence there. I was struck, too, that had I never made that

call, they – and their babies – wouldn’t have been able to. Though we’ve thought we’ve already heard them, too, a time or two, in spite of this chilly March, they have yet to return to the little tree. But it won’t be long. We’ve spotted a couple of bunnies in our neighbor’s driveway, mothers-tobe, maybe, who we think have decided it’s safe to scout potential nesting sites. Yes, spring is near. I know that feeling, of having made it through another winter with my kids. Especially during their early years when, at the first signs of warmth – like those we’ve seen this week – I triumphantly pushed my stroller over hill and dale. That “all-is-right-with-the-world” feeling just can’t be beat. I know how the mama bird feels, as she sings her morning song. It’s hard to fathom, after a winter so brutal as this, but soon, there really will be more leaves for nesting and playing in. I just know it.

• Jennifer DuBose lives in Batavia with her husband, Todd, and their two children, Noah and Holly. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

8WEEKEND LIFE BRIEF Lt. General, Julia Grant to visit history center GENEVA –The Geneva History Museum will present “From Hardscrabble to the White House, a Presentation by Lt. General & Julia Grant” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. The Grants will be portrayed by retired teachers Scott and Peggy Whitney. Scott Whitney as Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant will speak about Grant’s life as a young boy; attending West Point; meeting his wife Julia; his move from Missouri to Galena; the war years; and a summary of the White House years. In 1864, Grant commanded over 500,000 soldiers. Despite being the general in chief of the most powerful army in the world, Grant lived a spartan lifestyle while in the field. During the event, attendees can listen to details of Grant’s life and how Julia Grant and the children accompanied the general throughout the war. Reservations cost $20 for general admission, $15 for museum members and $10 a student. Reservations can be made at www.genevahistorycenter.org or at 630-232-4951.


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BATAVIA – Batavia Holy Cross Boy Scout Troop 21 will host its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, in the lower level of Holy Cross Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia. The fundraiser will help the troop with expenses and raise funds for summer camp and high adventure Scout trips. No reservations are necessary, and tickets are available in advance or at the door for $6 each. Children younger than 5 years old will eat for free with a paid adult ticket. For more information, call Liz Signorella at 630-761-0906. Troop 21 is a chartered Boy Scout Troop of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia under the direction of Scoutmaster Daniel Kein. For information regarding Troop 21 membership and its activities, visit www.bataviatroop21.org.

ST. CHARLES – Vero Voce will present “Blather, Blarney and Balderdash” – folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle. Performances will take place at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays from Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 23, at the Vero Voce Theater, 951 State Ave., Ste. F, St. Charles. In the performance, three Irish folk and fairy tales collide. In “The Hunchback of Knockgrafton” a simple man’s gentle nature wins him an unexpected prize, and a cruel counterpart learns that it’s not a good idea to mess with little people. In “The Griffin’s

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh U.S. president; Bobby Bonds (1946-2003), baseball player; Eva Longoria (1975), actress; will.i.am (1975), rapper/record producer. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You will have to streamline your agenda this year. Although it’s exciting to have varied interests, you must narrow your focus to address the most important challenges. If you keep your commitments to a minimum, you will find it easier to reach your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – An encounter with an old friend may open up past wounds. Get any issues out in the open and clear the air. Put history behind you, and move on. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You may feel that no matter what you do, you aren’t getting any farther ahead. Don’t expect others to be sympathetic. Rather than complain, plug away until you reach your goal. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – There are many interesting events underway that won’t break your budget. Include the ones you love in your plans. Put aside any demands that are weighing you down and have some fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Expect someone to break a promise or let you down. Even though you are disappointed, resist the urge to seek revenge. Chalk it up to experience and continue to do your own thing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You can make a valuable connection. The time is right to share your skills and ideas. Collaborating with an unusual partner will result in a new moneymaking venture. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – There is no need to be confined to doing the same thing over and over again. Be inventive, use your imagination and be open to new experiences. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You need a change at home, but before getting started on an improvement project, you should consult those who share your space. You may end up undoing what has already been completed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Love is on the rise. Be alert to what is happening around you. Don’t reveal personal information up front. Someone may be trying to sabotage your plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Believe in what you do. There will always be someone who tries to change your opinion or criticize your ideas. Welcome any helpful advice and ignore the negative remarks. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Stay close to home, where you feel safe and comfortable. Giving in to emotional vulnerability in social settings will lower your confidence. A minor disagreement can escalate rapidly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Follow up on any financial leads that manifest themselves. A profitable investment is likely if you play your cards right. Listen carefully to any complaints and be honest about your feelings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Positive changes are heading your way. Your talents and capabilities are gaining momentum and attention. Taking on too much at once will be your downfall. Pick and choose wisely.

Mekhi Phifer talks about ‘Divergent’ By DANA BARBUTO More Content Now In “Divergent,” teenagers are forced to choose one of five conflicting factions to join based on their personalities. Actor Mekhi Phifer, who plays Max, leader of Dauntless, the bravest group in the film’s dystopian society, said he’s glad he didn’t have to pick his future in adolescence. “When I was 16, I didn’t know what was going on or what I wanted to do. That would have been a tough decision. To put that much pressure on a 16-yearold when they haven’t even gone out into the world yet is crazy. That would have been a tough one, but I probably would have chosen Dauntless,” said Phifer, 39. Phifer’s life-altering decision would come a few years later, when the 19-year-old Harlem resident attended a casting call for Spike Lee’s “Clockers.” Lee took a chance on an unknown newcomer, casting him as a young Brooklyn drug dealer. Phifer beat out nearly 1,000 other aspiring actors for the lead role. “That was the best decision I ever made. I wouldn’t be here in Boston, right now, talking to you,” Phifer said during a publicity stop at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to promote “Divergent.” Opening March, 21, “Divergent” is the first installment adapted from Veronica Roth’s smash-hit young adult trilogy. Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”) stars as Tris, the young heroine who is a Divergent, meaning she fits into more than one faction, making her a threat to society’s peace. Theo James (last seen on TV as a corpse in Lady Mary’s bed on “Downton Abbey”) stars opposite her. Like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” hype surrounds the “Divergent” franchise. A sequel, “Insurgent,” begins shooting later this spring, and Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”) is writing the screenplay. Robert Schwentke (“R.I.P.D.”) is replacing Neil Burger (“Limitless”) behind the camera. After nearly two decades since he first shot to fame in “Clockers” and later in “8 Mile” and five seasons on “ER,” Phifer said he’s prepared for the fan-frenzy “Divergent” will likely stir. “I am not nervous about it or anything. This is what I do. I look forward to having fun with the comic-cons and all that kind

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Mekhi Phifer plays Max, the leader of the Dauntless Faction, in the movie “Divergent.” of fun stuff. I know what to expect, for the most part,” Phifer said. Phifer said his biggest challenge with Max was developing a character who doesn’t have a lot of screen time. “I knew he was the leader. I knew what the faction was. I wanted to play him no-nonsense, very strict and straightforward in what he wants and expects out of his mates,” Phifer said, adding that his part becomes bigger in the next movie. “I’m looking forward to seeing what they write for the second one, because I don’t even fully know who Max is yet. I have an idea. I have an ideology, but I don’t know what his background is yet. In this first installment, they are establishing characters, focusing on Shailene (Woodley) and Theo (James), our leads.” “Divergent’s” cast also features Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q and Kate Winslet. Identity, and how that is figured out, is a big theme in the film. “This is an extreme way of finding yourself,” Phifer said. “The thing I like about the story is it speaks to a younger audience, but it’s also kind of adultthemed, from political to socio-economic stuff. There’s a lot of things you can get out of it theme-wise. But, I guess in some

way it does put in their mind: ‘Where are you trying to go in society? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be?’ I’m going through that with my son, who’s 14, my oldest. I’m constantly asking him ‘What ... do you want to do?’ He doesn’t have a clue yet. I can only imagine if he was 16 and had to make those choices. I’d be nervous for him.” In addition to “Divergent,” Phifer also has a recurring role on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” which reunites him with (“my guy”) Don Cheadle. He also just wrapped a TV movie, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short,” with Ving Rames and Whoopi Goldberg. Two years ago, he took a shot on Broadway in the dark family comedy “Stick Fly” from Boston playwright Lydia R. Diamond. “I loved performing every night for hundreds of people,” Phifer said, pausing before adding: “You know, acting has taken me all over the world and introduced me to so many different people, artists, musicians, celebrities,” including, his “8 Mile” co-star, Eminem. “That’s my boy. He threw my name in a song and forever immortalized me,” Phifer said about the song “Lose Yourself” from the “8 Mile” soundtrack.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips ring is what you want, then consider buying one for yourself. You wouldn’t be the first woman to do it, and you won’t be the last. Dear Abby: My girlfriend of 18 months, whom I love with all my heart, just learned an ex-boyfriend passed away. They dated on and off for 10 years, and she’s inconsolable. After their relationship ended, she married someone else and divorced. I am having a really hard time with how she’s handling this. Can you please help? – Current Mr. Right In Rhode Island Dear Current Mr. Right: Your girlfriend may not be mourning the death of her former flame as much as she’s grieving a burial of 10 years of her history. Give her time and let her share her feelings with you. If you do, it will bring you closer. Do NOT allow jealousy to enter into the picture. Dear Abby: I have a problem

dealing with shopping mall kiosk operators. Many of them are outright obnoxious. They block your way and insist that you listen to their pitch or try their product. They might say something nice as I walk by, but if I answer, it is a guaranteed lead-in to a sales pitch. I feel bad for not replying, but it’s the only way. I know they are trying to make a living, but I can see their product as I walk by. If it’s something I’m interested in, I’ll stop and ask. Otherwise, I think they should respect my privacy. Am I wrong for feeling this way? – Bothered In Tempe, Ariz. Dear Bothered: Not at all. If a stranger speaks to you, no rule of etiquette compels you to reply. When one of these salespeople starts to pitch you, all you need to say is, “Not interested!” and keep walking. However, if someone attempts to physically restrain you, it should be reported to the mall management because that is going too far. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Over-the-counter painkillers can help fractured rib Dear Doctor K: I recently broke a couple of ribs, and the pain is so bad I can hardly move. I can’t sleep at night and I can’t take a deep breath. I went to the doctor, but he said there isn’t much he can do. I was surprised that he didn’t even tape up my ribs. Is there anything I can do to help my ribs heal quicker and ease my discomfort? Dear Reader: I understand why you ask the question. If you’ve ever fractured a bone, it has probably been put in a plaster cast or a splint. Keeping the broken parts of the bone from moving helps the bone heal and reduces the pain. The pain from a fracture generally occurs when the broken parts of the bone move. You know the old joke: “I’m OK, doc. It only hurts when I move.” And rib fractures, like any fracture, do hurt. So, why didn’t your doctor try to keep your broken ribs from moving by taping your ribs? Here’s the dilemma: Your ribs have to move every time you take a breath. And we all need to breathe. In addition, after a rib fracture, the surrounding bones and muscles generally hold the bones together well enough on their own. Over time, the fracture

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff heals and the pain goes away. But that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done to ease your discomfort in the meantime. For any fracture, it’s important to relieve pain. Relatively high doses of painkillers available over-the-counter can be sufficient. That includes acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). If these do not provide sufficient relief, your doctor should prescribe a more potent prescription painkiller. I have prescribed narcotic pain relievers, such as codeine, to ease the pain of rib fractures. Your doctor should also make sure that nothing more serious has happened. Sometimes a broken rib punctures an artery and causes internal bleeding around the lung, which can cause shortness of breath. Rarely, a broken rib can cause a “punctured lung,” or pneumothorax, in which the lung collapses and air enters the

space around the lung. This can cause severe pain and shortness of breath. Occasionally, fluid or air collects outside the lung and squeezes the lung. This also can cause shortness of breath. How do people fracture ribs? By far the most common cause is trauma. Another cause is coughing – really strong, repeated coughing. Every time a person coughs, the muscles and bones (ribs) of the chest are working extremely hard. Air is coming out of your mouth at hundreds of miles an hour. The force of coughing can sometimes break a rib, even a healthy rib. However, when a patient of mine breaks a rib from coughing, I usually do testing to look for conditions that can weaken ribs – particularly a cancer that has spread to the bones. It’s a rare cause of rib fractures, but it can occur. I’ve never seen a patient with a broken rib caused by cancer. It’s always been someone like you, and it always has healed completely.

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

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Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and will complete my junior year in a few months. I have a miserable home life. Both of my parents drink a lot, and my father physically abuses my mother on a regular basis. I should be graduating this year, but I had to stay out of school for a year when I was 10 because of an illness. I had planned to move to Denver and live with a friend and his family and complete my senior year there, but when I checked into doing this, I was told by a Denver school official that I couldn’t attend school there because my parents didn’t live in Denver. Is there anything I can do to get the official to change his mind? Even if they won’t, I’m moving to Denver, but I’d really like to be able to finish my high school education there. – Ryan, Houston, Tex. Dear Ryan: The information you received from the Denver school administrator was in error. Since you are 18, you can establish residency in Denver without having your parents live there. Contact the Denver school district again and send along a copy of your letter to me with my response. If for any reason that doesn’t bring the desired results, seek the services of a member of Denver legal aid services. The public schools are there to educate all young people, not to put up roadblocks for a teen seeking an education. Dr. Wallace: I met Dave at my best friend’s birthday party and we hit it off really well. We started dating on a regular basis and have now been in a steady relationship for about three months. Not long after we started dating, he start-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace ed giving me suggestions like, “You should let your hair grow longer, it would make you look more feminine,” and, “That purple nail polish makes you look cheap – don’t wear it any more.” He’s also been telling me what to eat so I can “lose a few pounds.” This is starting to bother me, and my sister says I should definitely dump him because he’s a “real toad.” What is your advice? – Nameless, Moncton, N.B., Canada. Dear Nameless: Sis has given you the correct advice on this one! This guy has a possessive personality and the more he gets to know you, the more possessive he becomes. His main interest is in being able to control you. My advice is to end this relationship. Dr. Wallace: We seem to have an abundance of teenage pregnancies. How do we compare with other nations in this regard? – Brittany, Batavia Dear Brittany: The U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the Western industrialized world. It’s not that American teens are more immoral, it’s more likely they are less informed. American parents and American schools, on the whole, do not satisfactorily teach sex education. According to the Coalition Concerned with Adolescent Pregnancy, one-third of America’s present 14-year-old girls will become pregnant before age 20. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: I have been married for 40 years. Like all married couples, we have had our ups and downs, but we have a good marriage. We have two children and five grandchildren. I wouldn’t change anything, except I never had an engagement ring. My husband has bought jewelry for me over the years, but never what I really want – a diamond ring. I have hinted to him over the last few years, left jewelry store catalogs and enlisted my sister-inlaw to TELL him. He can afford it. But he just won’t buy one for me. He has been financially helpful to our children and is generous to charity. But when it comes to this, it’s becoming clear that he thinks I am just not worth it. It seems my needs always come last, and this is just one more. Any comments? – Disengaged In Florida Dear Disengaged: Yes. Diamonds are minerals that have been marketed to the public to seem like something more. Do not let this negatively affect your relationship with your husband. If a diamond

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Page 40 • Saturday, March 15, 2014 ***FAMILY ROOM COUCH*** VERY COMFORTABLE Bronze color with tapestry like pattern on pillows and cushions, Good Condition, 93"L x 41"W x 28"H (top of arms). $99. 630-587-8388

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Dining/Kitchen Set With small drop leaf table, light maple finish, Amish style wooden chairs, great for small area, exc cond! $195. 630-232-1982

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END TABLE COLONIAL - ETHAN ALLEN Top opens on one side for storage 20"W x 30"L x 25"H, OK Condition, $25. 630-587-8388

Table ~ Maple, Drop Leaf

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Vintage License Plates 80+, 30's-70's & Many States A Few “New” Also - $100 815-827-3692 before 9pm

OFFICE FURNITURE / SUPPLY SALE Saturday, March 15, 2014 9AM-3PM High end, good quality filing cabinets, desks, copiers, monitors, etc. 1500 E Lincoln Hwy, Ste 2, DeKalb, IL 60115 Jessica 815-905-9869

61” SONY TV Great Cond. $125 36” Toshiba great cond. $70 630-291-3410

HOME GYM ~ BIO FORCE Total Home Gym. Perfect condition, $150. 630-232-8871

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ST CHARLES ST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE! SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APARTMENT Lrg 1BR $769, Lrg 2BR from available in St. Charles! Wood $829/mo. Incl heat, water, cookBurning Fireplace, Full Size Washer/ ing gas, Appliances & laundry. Dryer, Pool. Private Garage avail630-584-1685 able $975-$1,075. Call about our great specials! 630-513-1113 You Want It?

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

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ST. CHARLES LARGE 2 BR APT. Beautiful 1100 sq foot two-bedroom apartment for rent. Apartments have capability for private washer and dryer, $1100 per month. Great location. Please call Tina at 630-639-0520 to see apartment. Have a news tip or story idea? Call us at 630-845-5355 or email editorial@kcchronicle.com

LARGE PUBLIC AUCTION FARM MACHINERY 2350 N. 4275th Road, Sheridan, IL 60551 6 Miles South of Somonauk, take IL 34 to Hoxsey Rd, then South to N. 4275th Rd or take IL Rt. 52 to Hoxsey, go North to N4275th Rd. then West to farm yard (watch for signs)

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1992 John Deere 4960 frt wheel assist 5,475 hrs, duals, frt wghts, Q/H, 3 remotes, 18.4x46 rear tires; John Deere 724, 25.5’ Soil finisher w/5 bar drag, McFarlene; Case IH 3950, 23.5’ Disc, 7.5 spacing w/5 bar drag; Brillion 27’, X-108, X fold roller, pulverizer, used once; John Deere 510, 5 shank disc 630-232-7226 ripper w/5 bar McFarlene drag; John Deere 2800, 5 bottom plow, variable widths w/drag; (6) E-z Flow ST CHARLES SPACIOUS 1BR W/ DEN APT! Gravity wagons on 1074 E-z flow gears; (2) Barge wagons on JD running gears; Flare box wagon; Spacious 1BR apt w/ Den in St. 16’ Tandem axle trailer w/ramps; 60” & 50’ Feteral 8” augers, one w/3 phase motor; Feteral 30’, 10” Charles! 2 full bathrooms, wood auger; 20’ Transfer auger w/3 phase motor; Feteral 8”, 38’ loading auger; John Deere 400 rotary burning fireplace, full size washer/ dryer, swimming pool. Private hoe; John Deere 506 3 pt mower; Glenco 3 pt cultivator 12-30” w/Niche shields; John Deere 230, 2 Garage available $975-$1,075. row planter w/check wire; M&M 6’, 3 pt, blade; WC Allis, steel wheels; Buffalo guiding system; 125 Call about our great specials! gal. Pickup fuel tank w/pump; 5’ 3 pt Disc w/drag; Feteral grain cleaner; John Deere 3 pt. 2 bottom 630-513-1113 plow; 12’ John Deere Drill w/grass seed attachment; Tri-cycle Weber weeder w/5 hp Honda motor; 2 CAN'T GET ENOUGH Row crop Cultivator; IH Endgate seeder; Whipper weed mower; 6” Auger fertilizer attachment; 2000 BEARS NEWS? Bushel dry holding bin; Ford 903, 3 pt. post hole digger; V-4 Wisconsin engine; 2 Section 5’ drag Get Bears news w/eveners. Several screw dryers w/motors; Several heavy electric cords; 200 gal poly tank; Triple on Twitter by following @bears_insider beam Ohaus scale; John Deere digital moisture tester; Ingeraoll grain tester; IH Suit case wghts; Misc implement & tractor parts; 7 gals John Deere Hy Gard oil; John Deere battery boxes.

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STARTING @ 10:00 AM The Auction will be held at the DeKalb County Community Foundation Bldg. 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. Parcel #1: Located in Sycamore Township, in the northwest Quarter of section 29 commonly known as 1435 Brickville Rd. Sycamore Il. This parcel has 38.9 M.O.L. Acres, 35 M.O.L acres are tillable and are improved with an older two story home with a 41’ x 80’ metal Quonset shed. Zoned RC-2. Parcel #2: This parcel contains roughly 15.4 M.O.L Acres, 13 M.O.L. acres are tillable with No structural improvements and is Located on the east side of Brickville road directly across from Parcel 1. Zoned RC-2. Parcel #3: The combination of parcel 1 and 2. 54.335 Acres, 48 M.O.L. tillable acres. Bidding shall be by the number of gross surveyed acreage times the amount of the Bid. Terms: $10,000.00 down per parcel on day of sale with the balance at closing which shall be on or before May 6, 2014 at which time possession will be given along with all the normal closing documents, title and deed. The lease has been terminated. Title will be evidence by a commitment for title Insurance, subject to usual conditions and exceptions. Owners Policy of title Insurance subject to the usual formal exceptions will be furnished by sellers in the amount of the selling price. Successful buyer/ buyers will be required to enter into a contract for Real Estate Purchase and submit the required down payment upon sellers’ acceptance of a final bid on the day of the sale. Survey will be furnished by seller. The 2013 taxes will be paid by the seller. The Buyer will pay the 2014 taxes and will receive the income. Sellers will cooperate with Buyer for a Starker 1031 Exchange but will not extend the closing. The property will be sold “As Is“, The Sellers reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. For further information regarding the Property and Auction call the Auctioneer herein listed. For matters related to Title, Contract Agreement, Starker Exchange or Legal Matters contact the Attorney as listed for an appointment.

TOOLS ~ ANTIQUES ~ FARM RELATED ITEMS Anvil; Sandwich Mfg corn chopper w/lettering; Sandwich Mfg corn sheller w/lettering; Blackhawk corn sheller; Clipper fanning mill; 5’ Corn carv-ing “Moew Seed”; 14’ Rhyan Craft flat B aluminum boat; Trolling motor; Johnson 5 hp boat motor; Red Arrow J2020, 20 ton press; 250 gal Kerosene tank w/E pump, 1/2 full; John Deere A150 bullet heater; Knipco; Gas bottle cutting torch on cart; Handyman jack; Cylinders, PTO shaft; Portable 220 air compresser; Behlen 110V fan on stand; Quick Hitch; Hydro implement arm; 2 ton Cherry Picker; John Deere G weed eater; Horse drawn potato plow; Seed bag tirer; Horse collars; Garden cultivator; John Deere 10xH pressure washer; Campbell/Hausfeld paint sprayer; Lincoln welder; Rear tractor wghts; Several electric motors; Electrical supply; John Deere rear wgths; 28’ Wood extension ladder; Sev-eral hardware organizers; Rigid pipe threader; Bolt bins & bolts; Lawson organizer cabinet, 2 drawer; Older oil cans; Atwater Kent radio; Rigid pipe threading vice; Copper tubing; Electric wire; Band saw; Sharpening stone on frame; Long spout gas sprinkler can; Rigid pipe wrenches; Double bit axe; Craftsman band saw; Antique Sears pnts tester; Antique hand tools; Long handle tools, forks, etc; Several power tools; lg As-sortment of hand tools; Benders; Bead breakers; Older fuel cans & supply; Block Planes; Lockers; Gas pipe; Fence stretcher; Nail kegs; Pul-leys; D-horner; 2 pc Craftsman roll-a-way tool box; 2 Man saw; Several milk cans, some w/brass tags; Chicken crates; Barbed wire; Wood beer keg; lg. Oak wardrobe; Steel wheels; gal Water livestock tanks; Painted white cabinets; Hoist puller NIB; Craftsman electric impact wrench; Come along; Heavy chain; Trash pump; Shop vac; Barclay 14 pc wrench set; Sockets, standard & metric; rachets; Farm & Fleet drill press; Vice on stand; Buggy tie down; Ramps; Iron planter plates; Fishing rods & rackle; Sterling battery charger; Picnic table; Pump jack w/motor; Barn tin; Iron scrap piles; Several bicycles, some older; Pallet rack; Pallets; Craftsman power disc grinder; 3 Phase motors; Barn lumber; Livestock wire & wood panels; Implement & tractor manuals; many other items too numerous to mention. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Prior to Don’s passing on 12-31-2013, he and Jean had decided that after 65 years it was time to discontinue their farming operation and clean out the barns. This is a partial listing. Many useful and interesting items. Plan to attend! TERMS FOR ITEMS: Cash or Good Check, MasterCard/Visa. Registration requires proper photo ID. No property removed until settled for. Not responsible for items or accidents. The contents are to be sold to best & highest bidder. Announcements made day of sale shall supersede written material.

ESTATE OF ELLA M LENSCHOW,

JEAN & THE LATE DONALD RIVELAND

Ronald Klein, attorney for Sellers; 815-748-0380

AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener - Sandwich, IL - 815-451-2820 (IL Lic. #440.000267) Joe Wegener - Rochelle, IL - 815-766-0756 (IL Lic. #440.000375) Mike Espe - Elburn, IL - 630-699-2667 (IL Lic. #440.1200424) CLERK: D. Gudmunson CASHIERS: Coultrips www.go2wegenerauctions.com

AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener, Sandwich Il 815-451-2820 IL. Lic. #440.000267 Joe Wegener, Rochelle Il. 815-766-0756 IL. Lic. # 440.000375 Go2wegenerauctions.com


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Page 42 • Saturday, March 15, 2014 Augusta Elgin, Illinois 60120 BATAVIA WEST SIDE Date and Place of Death: January MATURE SINGLE FEMALE MUST SEE, brand new 1 bedroom. 24, 2014 / Elgin, IL No smoking, $850/mo + utilities & security dep + first & last mo rent. Case No. 2014 P 105 630-879-0899 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS St. Charles - Downtown. Rooms for Rent. $520/mo. 1st Month Free. 1. Notice is hereby given of the Contact Summers Commercial death of Andrew A. Wahl who died Property Mgmt. 630-232-7555 on January 24, 2014, a resident of Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Barbara A. Wahl, 118 S. Union St., Elgin, IL 60123. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: ELBURN - For Lease 3,000 Total s/f - 500 s/f Office - 2500s/f Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, Warehouse 2 12x 16 o/h doors LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, in back Store front glass doors St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may and windows in front. Nice units $1,600 per mo. 630-774-3792 be filed on or before September 5, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, GeneST. CHARLES va, IL 60134-112, with the RepreOff/Ware Space sentative or both. Any claim not 1,568sf - 19,000sf. filed within that period is barred. Docks/Drive-Ins Copies of a claim filed with the Aggressive Move-In Package Clerk must be mailed or delivered 630-355-8094 to the Representative and to the atwww.mustangconstruction.com torney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. The estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

Date and Place of Death: October 26, 2013, North Aurora, IL Case No. 2014 P 114 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO: CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Christopher W. Butler, Jr., who died on October 26, 2013, a resident of North Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is Mary Edith Butler, 458 Glover Drive, North Aurora, IL 60542. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: James F. White, 263 Main Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before September 15, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. WHITE & EKKER, P.C. ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE 263 Main Street Sugar Grove, IL 60554 Telephone 630-466-1600 Fax 630-466-9972

(Published in the Kane County /s/ Ted A. Meyers Chronicle, March 8, 15 & 22, Attorney for Executor 2014.)

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ANDREW A. WAHL Address: 937 Augusta Avenue,

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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MONTHLY SERVICES FROM APRIL THRU OCTOBER

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Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the St. Charles Township Office at 10:00am, March 25, 2014.

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Specifications and bidder information may be obtained at the St. Charles Township Office, 1725 Dean Street, St. Charles, Illinois on March 17, 2014. All sealed envelopes must be clearly marked on the outside of envelope so as not to be opened by mistake before the bid opening. St. Charles Township Road District Submitted by Jack Brainard, Town Clerk

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HUGE FARM AUCTION Tuesday March 18th 9:30 am Toulon, IL (Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County TRACTORS & MACHINERY Chronicle March 15, 2014) Chronicle, March 15, 22 & 29, ANTIQUE TRACTORS, TRACTOR EQUIPMENT 2014.) CAR, JEEP, MOTORCYLES MORE! FOLGERÕS AUCTION SERVICE PUBLIC NOTICE 309-879-2373 PUBLIC NOTICE www.folgerauction.com ASSUMED NAME ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Check us out online PUBLICATION NOTICE www.KCChronicle.com Public Notice is hereby given JOBS, JOBS and Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, February 26, that on Friday, February 28, 2014 2014 a certificate was filed in the MORE JOBS! a certificate was filed in the office office of the County Clerk of Kane of the County Clerk of Kane County, County, Illinois, setting forth the No Resume? No Problem! Monster Match assigns a Illinois, setting forth the names and names and addresses of all persons addresses of all persons owning, owning, conducting and transact- professional to hand-match each job seeker with each employer! conducting and transacting the ing the business known as business known as LAW OFFICES NO LIMIT ARCADES located at This is a FREE service! OF ANDREY FONG located at 5 1/2 14N630 Route 25, East Dundee, IL W Downer Place, 2nd Floor, Auro- 60118. Simply create your profile by phone ra, IL 60506. or online and, for the next 90-days, our professionals will Dated: February 26, 2014. match your profile to employers Dated: February 28, 2014. who are hiring right now! /s/ John A. Cunningham /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk CREATE YOUR PROFILE NOW Kane County Clerk BY PHONE OR WEB FREE! (Published in the Kane County (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 1-800-241-6863 Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2014.) or 2014.)

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LUTHERAN

METHODIST

Bethany Lutheran Church

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia (corner of Lincoln and Wilson) (630) 879-3444 www.bethanybatavia.org 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

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD ❃

Sanctuary 1S430 Wenmoth Rd. (630) 879-0785 www.sanctuaryag.com 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

BAPTIST ❃

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 www.fbcg.com Hand in Hand Christian Preschool: 630-208-4903

CATHOLIC ❃

Holy Cross Catholic Church

2300 Main St., Batavia (630) 879-4750 Rev. Msgr. Aaron R. Brodeski, Pastor Sunday Mass Saturday 4:15PM Anticipatory Sunday 6:30AM, 8:00AM, 9:45AM, 11:15AM Weekday Lenten Masses Mon-Fri 6:30AM, 8:00AM, 5:30PM Saturday 8:30AM STATIONS OF THE CROSS Fridays during Lent 2:40PM & 6:00PM CONFESSION TIMES Monday 7:00AM-7:30AM Tuesday 7:00AM-7:30AM & 6:00PM-Until all are heard Wednesday 7:00AM-7:30AM Thursday 7:00AM-7:30AM Friday 7:00AM-7:30AM Saturday 9:00AM-Until all are heard and 3:00PM-3:45PM Sunday 9:15AM-9:45AM DEVOTIONS Chaplet of Divine Mercy Tuesdays 8:30AM & Saturdays 4:00PM Healing Service Tuesdays 6:00PM Daily Rosary Monday-Friday 6:00AM & 7:30AM Saturdays 8:00AM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Sunday 1:00PM - Saturday 1:00PM

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

COVENANT ❃

Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool 1314 W. Main St., Batavia. (630) 879-3721 bataviacov.com 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 www.bethlehemluth.org 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 www.genevalutheran.org 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 www.stmarksstc.org

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. Mary Zajac 630-584-6680 www.bakermemorialchurch.org

PRESBYTERIAN ❃

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 www.foxvalleypres.org 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

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ❃

Congregational Church of Batavia

21 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) Batavia 630-879-1999 www.congregationalchurch.org 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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ANDERSON BMW

RAYMOND CHEVROLET

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118 Route 173 • Antioch, IL

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

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www.raymondchevrolet.com

2525 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174

GARY LANG KIA

BULL VALLEY FORD/MERCURY

PAULY SCION

1107 S Rt. 31 between Crystal Lake and McHenry

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

630/584-1800

815/385-2100

ZIMMERMAN FORD

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REICHERT CHEVROLET 815/338-2780

ARLINGTON KIA IN PALATINE

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1400 E. Dundee Rd., Palatine, IL

GARY LANG GMC

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Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

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CRYSTAL LAKE CHRYSLER 5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

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GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM 7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee

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ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

MOTOR WERKS HONDA

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RAYMOND KIA

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GARY LANG SUBARU Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

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KNAUZ MINI 847-604-5050 www.Knauz-mini.com

RAY SUZUKI 23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

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SUNNYSIDE COMPANY CHRYSLER DODGE GARY LANG CADILLAC Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

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LIBERTYVILLE MITSUBISHI KNAUZ HYUNDAI

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O’HARE HYUNDAI

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800/935-5923 www.motorwerks.com

1035 S. Rt. 31, One Mile South of Rt. 14 Crystal Lake, IL

847/816-6660

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www.libertyvillemitsubishi.com

www.paulytoyota.com

Land Rover Lake Bluff CLASSIC TOYOTA/SCION

375 Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

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

www.knauzlandrover.com

847-CLASSIC (252-7742)

River Rd & Oakton, • Des Plaines, IL

888-553-9036

MOTOR WERKS CADILLAC

ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

(630) 513-5353

LIBERTY NISSAN

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771 S. Randall Rd. • Algonquin, IL

www.stcharlescdj.com

866/469-0114

CRYSTAL LAKE DODGE

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5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

847-680-8000

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

www.libertyautoplaza.com

ANDERSON VOLKSWAGEN

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

815/385-2000

888/800-6100

888/682-4485

www.clcjd.com

GARY LANG CHEVROLET Route 31, between Crystal Lake & McHenry

815/385-2100 www.garylangauto.com

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM 7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee

888/471-1219 www.gurneedodge.com

www.andersoncars.com

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

800-935-5913 www.motorwerks.com

1001 S Milwaukee Ave • Libertyville IL

847/362-1400 www.libertyvillechevrolet.com

MARTIN CHEVROLET 5220 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake, IL

BULL VALLEY FORD/ MERCURY

1460 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

800/407-0223 www.bullvalleyford.com

1611 East Main Street • St. Charles, IL

BUSS FORD

www.stcharlescdj.com

(630) 513-5353

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

815/385-2000

SPRING HILL FORD

888/800-6100

RAY CHEVROLET

888/600-8053

www.raychevrolet.com

6301 Grand Avenue • Gurnee, IL

847-855-1500 www.Gurnee V W.com

360 N. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

888/682-4485

LIBERTY VOLKSWAGEN MOTOR WERKS SAAB

ST. CHARLES CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP

www.martin-chevy.com

847/587-3300

www.motorwerks.com

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

CRYSTAL LAKE JEEP

39 N. Rte. 12 • Fox Lake, IL

ANDERSON MAZDA

GURNEE VOLKSWAGEN

847-680-8000

www.bussford.com

815-459-4000

800/935-5913

www.andersoncars.com

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

LIBERTYVILLE CHEVROLET

Barrington & Dundee Rds., Barrington, IL

MOTOR WERKS INFINITI

AL PIEMONTE CHEVROLET www.piemontechevy.com

www.classicdealergroup.com

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

CALL FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN CHICAGOLAND

ROSEN HYUNDAI

PAULY TOYOTA

1119 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL

847-604-8100

815/385-2100

www.garylangauto.com

409A Skokie Valley Hwy • Lake Bluff, IL

920 S. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL

847-680-8000

O’HARE HONDA

111 S. Rte 31 • McHenry, IL

LIBERTY KIA

800-935-5913

815/459-7100 or 847/658-9050

BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

CLASSIC KIA

www.clcjd.com 206 S. State Street • Hampshire, IL

www.bullvalleyford.com

www.arlingtonkia.com

888/800-6100

847/683-2424

800/407-0223

847/202-3900

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

FENZEL MOTOR SALES GARY LANG BUICK

www.garylangauto.com

2145 S. Eastwood Dr. • Woodstock, IL

KNAUZ BMW

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800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

TOM PECK FORD

GURNEE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM

847/669-6060

888/471-1219

www.springhillford.com 13900 Auto Mall Dr. • Huntley, IL

www.TomPeckFord.com

800/935-5393

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

847-234-1700

www.motorwerks.com

PRE-OWNED

7255 Grand Avenue • Gurnee

www.gurneedodge.com

MERCEDES-BENZ OF ST. CHARLES

847/381-9400

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

225 N. Randall Road, St. Charles

847-235-3800

877/226-5099

www.knauznorth.com

www.st-charles.mercedesdealer.com

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

www.Knauzcontinentalauto.com

5404 S. Rt. 31 • Crystal Lake, IL

www.clcjd.com

www.libertyautoplaza.com

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Geneva Bank & Trust is a branch of St. Charles Bank & Trust Company. 1. Introductory rate offer applies to new lines of credit only. The Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) are accurate as of 3/11/2014. The total term of the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is 240 months. During the first 10 years, the “Draw Period”, the APR is a variable rate based on an index of the highest Prime Rate reported in the Money Rates section of the Wall Street Journal (the “WSJ Prime”), plus a margin based on the amount of the line. However, for the first 12 months from the date of the loan there is an introductory rate of 2.99% APR which is not based on the index and margin used for later adjustments. For the remaining 9 years the terms will be as follows. On 3/11/2014, the WSJ Prime Rate was 3.25% resulting in the following APRs: $10,000.00-$99,999.99: 4.25% (Prime + 1.00%), $100,000.00-$249,999.99: 3.99% (Prime + 0.50%) based on a 3.99% floor, $250,000.00-$499,999.99: 3.99% (Prime + 0.25%) based on a 3.99% floor. The APR may vary based on the use of auto-debit. The minimum APR is 3.99% and the maximum APR is 20.00%. Rates will change on the 1st day of the statement cycle following a Prime Rate change. Interest only minimum payments required during the Draw Period. During the “Repayment Period”, the remaining 10 years, the APR is a variable rate based on the WSJ Prime + 1.00% and will be calculated 45 days prior to the initial maturity of the Draw Period, subsequent changes will occur on the 1st day of the statement cycle following a Prime Rate change. The minimum APR is 3.99% and the maximum APR is 20.00%. During the Repayment Period, monthly principal and interest payments will be required to fully amortize the loan. There is an annual fee of $50, but will be waived for the first year. Offer applies to lines secured by owner occupied, one-to four-family residences with a maximum of 80% Loan to Value (LTV). Offer is not available for purchase money loans. Property insurance required and flood insurance may be required. Consult a tax advisor regarding the deductibility of interest. An early termination fee of the lesser of 2% of the initial credit limit or $500.00 will be charged if account is closed within 24 months of the loan date. No early termination fee in Wisconsin. There may be certain third party fees for entities such as appraisers, credit reporting firms, and government agencies to open the account, which generally total between $0.00 and $1,500.00. Pricing shown assumes borrower meets underwriting guidelines, otherwise a higher APR may apply or credit may not be available. See your loan officer for details. Offer subject to change without notice. ©2014 St. Charles Bank & Trust (NMLS #777123)


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