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THE RACE IS ON

KRAMER, MAYES TO FACE OFF FOR SHERIFF. PAGE 2 Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com

Don Kramer or Geneva takes down a campaign sign Wednesday near Elgin. Kramer won the primary election for Kane County Sheriff on Tuesday against Kevin Williams.

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Looking to November After surviving tough primary, sheriff candidate Kramer to face Mayes By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com

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ane County Sheriff Pat Perez knows that whoever is elected sheriff in November will bring his own ideas to the office Perez has occupied for eight years. His main concern is that his successor treats the office and employees with respect, he said. Voters have nearly eight months to decide who is fit to replace Perez. Don Kramer, a retired Kane County lieutenant, earned the Republican nomination Tuesday in a neck-and-neck race against current Kane County Lt. Kevin Williams. Williams said he officially conceded to Kramer on Wednesday after a thorough check of the numbers. “It was a roller-coaster ride all night,” Williams said of watching the results come in. “Unfortunately for us, it didn’t go [our] way.” Kramer will face Democrat Willie Mayes Sr. in the general election. Mayes, a Kane County deputy sergeant, was unopposed in the primary. Perez has publicly supported Mayes. Perez, a Democrat, acknowledged the challenges of running against a Republican. “It’s an uphill battle in this county,” Perez said. But, he added, he believes voters look beyond political affiliation for an office such as sheriff, as they expect a certain level of professionalism and behavior from that person. Mayes agreed that political affiliation ultimately doesn’t make a difference because the office is about serving the community. “I want to do that in a leadership capacity,” he said. Mayes said his platform is public education, public health and public safety and has outlined his immediate goals in a plan available on his campaign website. “I want to make sure the community has something to hold me responsible for,”

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Don Kramer or Geneva won his primary election Tuesday for Kane County Sheriff against Kevin Williams. Kramer led Williams 13,818 to 13,623, according to unofficial results. Mayes said. “That plan I put out there tells them what I expect to do in the first 100 days.” Kramer said he would address several issues as sheriff, including bullying. “I don’t have any tolerance for people who bully others,” he said. His other focuses are domestic violence and addressing the drug problem, which

is broader than heroin use, he said. He said law enforcement needs to provide a more proactive educational message to the youth and educate parents. Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen said Wednesday he is sad Perez isn’t seeking re-election, but said he is looking forward to working with whoever is

elected. Kramer and Mayes said they were taking down campaign signs Wednesday but noted their efforts to make their names known to Kane County voters won’t slow down. Kramer said Tuesday night, “You don’t let down your guard. … The campaign for November is on.”

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Where did you grow up? Geneva Pets? Nova, a black lab, two leopard geckos named Lizzie and Libby, and fish Who would play you in the movie of your life? Marilyn Monroe First job? Baby-sitting As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse. I work with a chiropractor instead. A book you’d recommend? Any of the books by Mitch Albom What game show would you be on? “Minute to Win It” Favorite local restaurant? Smitty’s on the Corner in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I went to the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies. It’s 16 miles long and three miles wide.

WHAT: Those interested are invited to attend. The event is free, but those at the wildlife center ask that visitors bring an item from a wish list. Free events include games, crafts, a bake sale, horse-drawn carriage rides, ponies, wildlife education animals and ukulele music by Steve Keefe. Items from the wish list include wild bird seed, whole nuts (not salted, roasted or shelled), frozen smelt, unscented laundry detergent, bleach, 55-gallon trash bags, medical paper tape and UV reptile bulbs (which are available at pet stores). WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. April 6 WHERE: Fox Valley Wildlife Center, 45W061 Route 38, Elburn INFO: Call 630-365-3800, send email to fvwildlife@sbcglobal.net or visit www.foxvalleywildlife.org.

Kane County Farm Bureau sets Touch-A-Tractor WHAT: The Kane County Farm Bureau has planned its ninth annual Touch-A-Tractor event. The event benefits the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Kids can sit in the seat of an antique tractor, see modern farm equipment, participate in hands-on activities, ride pedal tractors, shell corn, see farm animals, and enter for a free chance to win

a pedal tractor. Bringing nonperishable food items to the event earns visitors an extra entry in the pedal tractor drawing. WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. April 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 and 6 WHERE: 2N710 Randall Road, St. Charles INFO: Visit www.kanecfb.com or call 630584-8660 for details.

Spring Splurge event at Fabyan Elementary WHAT: TA Spring Splurge craft and vendor fair event is set. There will be 70 local crafters, artisans and vendors at the event. Admission is $2. There will be raffle prizes, a bake sale and concessions. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Fabyan Elementary School, 0S350 Grengs Lane, Geneva INFO: Visit www.fabyanpto.org/springsplurge.

Veterans Mobile Medical Unit to visit St. Charles WHAT: A Veterans Mobile Medical Unit from Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital will be in St. Charles. Veterans who wish to receive care through the MMU must bring a copy of their DD Form 214 with them to the visit. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 WHERE: 311 N. 2nd St., suite 107 in St. Charles INFO: To schedule the Veterans Mobile

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Cash Register Collectors to meet at Quality Inn WHAT: The Cash Register Collectors Club will have its semi-annual meeting and swap meet. The public is welcome. WHEN: April 3. Club meeting is at 2 p.m. Non-members thinking of joining are invited. The swap meet is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Quality Inn Hotel, 1600 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Visit www.crcci.org or call vice president Michael Zitowsky at 908-295-2320.

Batavia High School show choirs to perform WHAT: The BHS show choirs’ final performance is set. Tickets are free, and it is general admission. Showtime will feature the two competitive show choirs, Legacy and Swingsingers, as well as solo and group vocal acts. The show choirs perform choreographed programs of musical theater, pop, country, and jazz music. WHEN: 7 p.m. March 27 WHERE: Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia INFO: Send email to bataviamusicbuffs@gmail.com.

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Petting zoo owner gives up some animals

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By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A petting zoo owner whose animals were impounded agreed to give some of them up, but a forfeiture hearing proceeded on the remaining animals Wednesday at Kane County Branch Court. The hearing was continued and will be back in court today. Elgin resident Stacy Fiebelkorn was charged with cruelty to animals and a violation of an animal owner’s duty to provide food and care, both misdemeanors. The charges were in connection with a traveling petting zoo she owns in which 11 animals and a horse fetus were found dead and 94 were found in need of food, water and medical attention, officials said. One horse had since been euthanized, bringing the surviving animals to 93. Fie-

belkorn offered to give up all the rabbits, chickens, ducks and turkeys, and all but two goats and assorted horses and donkeys and other animals. Kane County Animal Control Administrator Robert Sauceda, Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy Susan Deuchler and equine veterinarian Kati Lukas testified about the condition of the animals. Animals Stacy in her travelFiebelkorn ing petting zoo were kept at a site on Beith Road near Maple Park and at a site on Route 20 in Hampshire Township. Under questioning by Assistant State’s Attorneys Danielle Curtiss and Kelley Flinn, Sauceda, Deuchler and Lukas painted a grisly scene of dead animals, and others so sick they could not eat. They said there was no food, and the only

water available was frozen solid. They described feces everywhere – overflowing from cages where the rabbits were kept, inches deep in the goat pens, poultry pens, in the horse and donkey stalls. Lukas testified that a round bale of hay was moldy and unhealthy for the animals to eat. Lukas said she examined 21 horses and testified that all were underfed and undernourished, many so thin, she could see their ribs. Many suffered with coughs, running noses and eyes, and one horse had an open sore leaking pus, she said. Lukas testified to examining a horse she thought was pregnant because of a large belly – only to find it was a male. She said she suspected the animal had parasites. Lukas also testified that all the hooved animals’ hooves were overgrown and in need of be-

ing trimmed by a farrier. Fiebelkorn’s attorney Jamie Wombacher elicited testimony that some of the distressed animals were owned by another renter who was not similarly charged. Sauceda said that owner was helpful and began cleaning out her animals’ pens, so he did not cite her. Wombacher filed court papers asking Kane County Associate Judge Elizabeth Flood to issue a gag order to stop county officials from releasing comments about the case outside of court. Wombacher listed 36 reports from 10 media outlets reporting comments that could jeopardize Fiebelkorn’s right to a fair trial. Although Flood did not act on the request, county officials said they could not comment about the case and referred all questions to a public information officer. Flood set April 17 for a hearing on the matter.

CAMPTON HILLS – Registration is being accepted for Garfield Farm Museum’s 28th annual Rare Breeds Livestock and Poultry Show and Sale, which will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18. Members of The Livestock Conservancy will attend. The event provides rare breed enthusiasts with an opportunity to show off their favorite animals to the general public and to interact with other exhibitors and prospective buyers. Individuals who would like to display their animals at the show can contact the museum at 630-584-8485 or info@garfieldfarm.org for registration information. There are no registration fees for exhibitors. Garfield Farm Museum is located five miles west of Geneva, off Route 38 on Garfield Road.

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2014 St. Patrick’s Parade Thank you to all sponsors, businesses, organizations, and volunteers who helped support the 2014 St. Charles St. Patrick’s Parade! Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor: Delnor Express Care, McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub, Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center Bronze Sponsors: The New St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, The Office Dining & Spirits, St. Charles Veterinary Clinic

St Patrick’s Parade Committee: Craig Larsen, Chairperson Committee: Betsy Penny, Commander Erik Mahan, Darlene Riebe, Debbie Fee, Lindsey Wehking, Jan Wilson, John Hughes, Marty Strauss, Shay Clarke, Steve Martin, Lynne Schwartz, Tana Duve and Jamie Blair

Special Thanks To: ABS Graphics Advanced Disposal AHC Advisors City of St. Charles City of St. Charles Police Department Emcee Shay Clarke Ingersoll & Associates Kelly Orthodontics Kimberly Coppert Photography Mayor Ray Rogina & Diane Rogina McDowell, Inc. McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub St. Charles City Council Swifty Print of St. Charles The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau Yurs Funeral Home

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Weather History On March 20, 1948, Juneau, Alaska, received almost 33 inches of snow. This was the heaviest snow ever to fall in Alaska’s capital.

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Students learn about agriculture at Ag Days By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com MOOSEHEART – Munhall Elementary School fourth-grader Riley Brown on Wednesday learned just how many uses there are for apples during the Kane County Farm Bureau’s 30th annual Ag Days at Mooseheart Field House. And that’s one example of the point behind Ag Days. “Students learn where their On the food comes from,” said Suzi Web Myers, Kane County Farm Bureau’s agriculture literacy coorTo see video dinator. “When they are eating from this event, a pizza, they are not thinking visit KCChroni- about the wheat that made the cle.com. crust.” Myers has been the Kane County Farm Bureau’s ag literacy coordinator for 10 years. She found out about Ag Days when she was a teacher for the East Aurora School District. She said she taught fourth grade, “and I brought my students to this.” Volunteers manning 25 stations gave presentations on a variety of topics, from the value of apples to the importance of soil and water conservation. Myers said she is proud of the fact that Ag Days continues to this day. “It is not hard to find dedicated volunteers,”

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Students from Ferson Creek Elementary School in St. Charles use a machine to manually get corn kernels off the cob with the help of Justin Sikora (left) and Kirk Bunke of Primrose Farm in St. Charles during the Kane County Farm Bureau’s annual agriculture day at Mooseheart Field House.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS GENEVA – “From Hardscrabble to the White House, a presentation by Lt. General & Julia Grant” is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. Retired teachers Scott and Peggy Whitney portray Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. Make reservations at www. genevahistorycenter.org or at

630-232-4951. The cost is $20, $15 for museum members and $10 for students.

ST. CHARLES – GodStage theater classes are set for grades 2-8 at M&M Dance Studio, 213B W. Nebraska St., Elburn, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays beginning April 11. Showcase is set for 7:30 p.m. May 16. No auditions neces-

Primrose Farm part of Ag Days for last several years she said. “We always have people willing to do it.” That included Kirk Bunke, farm manager at Primrose Farm near St. Charles. Bunke had the students experience what it was like to use a corn sheller. “Today you are going to help us with a chore,” Bunke told the students. “We use corn to feed our animals.” Primrose Farm has been part of Ag Days for the last several years. Bunke said the event is “a great thing to reach out and teach kids in Kane County about our rural past and agricultural heritage.” Beekeeper Harry Patter-

welcome. Register at www. selfoundation.org. It is sponsored by Self Esteem for Life Foundation.

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son, a former North Aurora resident, explained to the students about the importance of bees. He has been a beekeeper for 30 years. “Honeybees are the best pollinators of flowers,” he told them. “It’s very important to protect them.” Patterson also explained to them about the equipment he uses, such as a smoker. He said bees are “very aggressive when they are in a hive.” “You use a smoker to calm them down,” he said. Munhall fourth-grader Daniela Paladino said she enjoyed hearing about the 4-H group and what it does. “They talked about how you can do activities like making pots,” she said. “I might want to do that.”

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a condensed performance for family and friends. Everyone gets a part. All roles are equal in size. All levels of experience

GodStage theater classes will kick off April 11

Students from Ferson Creek Elementary School in St. Charles watch as Donna Lehrer (not pictured) demonstrates how to get fiber out of lamb’s wool to make clothing during the Kane County Farm Bureau’s annual agriculture day at the Mooseheart Field House.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – Construction crews are prepared to restart work Monday on the Route 38 overpass project at the Union Pacific railroad tracks on Geneva’s east side. The $26 million project, primarily funded with federal and state grants, will realign Route 38 just south of the existing roadway and feature a “T” intersection with Kautz Road. Two wider through-lanes in each direction, separated by a 30-foot barrier median, will allow cars to travel over the train tracks. The project also includes left-turn lanes at various locations, curb and gutter work and modernized traffic signals. Geneva’s portion of the project is about $250,000, which will pay for intersection improvements at Route 38 and Kautz Road, electric work and water main reloca-

tions. Route 38 has remained open during construction, which began in 2013, but traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use alternate routes such as Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway to avoid the area. Once completed, more than 21,000 vehicles will be able to bypass the grade crossing on a daily basis, which averages 129 commuter and freight trains each day. The overpass also will reduce pollution with enhanced traffic flow and cars no longer idling waiting for trains to clear the crossing. Because of utility relocation conflicts and weather delays, the new target completion date is summer or fall of 2015. Project updates can be found by visiting the city’s website at www.geneva.il.us and under the link for construction projects.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Foundation to award $2,000 scholarship GENEVA – This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Geneva Community High School. Shelter agent Mike Rinne sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants.

The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year. The student may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. Applications and additional information about the Shelter Foundation Scholarship should be completed and returned to the school official serving on the selection committee by March 31. For information, interested seniors should contact their high school counselor or principal or Rinne.

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Forest Preserve District seeks volunteers GENEVA – The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks volunteers to train in any of three, much-needed areas, to help manage natural resources. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the district will offer herbicide training at Forest Preserve District headquarters in Geneva. Course participants can earn a state certificate to safely apply the two types of herbicide used in the forest preserves, as part of natural areas management. District headquarters is at 1996 S. Kirk Road, Geneva. Also, the district needs volun-

teer butterfly monitors. The Butterfly Monitoring Network will lead this March 29 training program at the Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve. The training course is from 9 a.m. to noon. Brewster Creek Forest Preserve is at 6N921 Route 25, St. Charles. Then from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 volunteers are invited to take a plants-of-concern training. This training will teach participants how to create ecological quadrants and use GPS to count blooms and stems for threatened and endangered plants. This training is at Brewster Creek. There is no

charge for the training courses, but advance registration is required. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Call 630-208-8662 or email volunteer@kaneforest.com to register or for information.

11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Wausaukee, Wis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Church Building Fund or Presence Hospice. Arrangement is entrusted to Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin, 847-741-1128. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

She is survived by her son, Philip (Diane) Frohn; her daughters, Robin (Mike) Burnell and Cherry (Scott) Graupner; her grandchildren, Shawn (Shelly) Frohn, Amanda (Trey) Phillips, Silvianne Giarratano, Frank Giarratono, Andrew (Erin) Giarratano, Bradley (Carola) Graupner and Amber Graupner; great-grandchildren, Gracie Frohn, Hannah Phillips and Charlie Phillips; her sister, Becky Kuhr and Janice Burks; a brother, Joe (Ellie) Van Haelst; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. In addition to her parents, Antoinette was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard; her brothers, Frank and David Van Haelst; and her sister, Janet Werle. A memorial visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday,

Mental Health Ministry to present lecture GENEVA – The Mental Health Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva will present a lecture and discussion on schizophrenia, led by psychologist Peter Coe, clinician Page Poris and historian Roxanne Willis at 3 p.m. March 30. The presentation will describe the history of schizo-

phrenia treatment, changes in the nature of institutionalization, symptoms, prognosis and a variety of other topics relating to the mental illness. The speakers also will address bipolar disorder, and the importance of early treatment for both illnesses will be emphasized. Plenty of time will be available for discussion, and information will be available about support groups for those emerging from a psychosis. The event is free. For information about the event or future events, contact the church at office@uusg.org or 630-232-2350.

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8OBITUARIES ANNE BEREZA Born: Feb 17, 1921 Died: March 17, 2014 Anne Bereza, 93, passed away at her home Monday, March 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb 17, 1921, in Wausaukee, Wis., to the union of George and Mary Jamros. Anne graduated from Wausaukee High School and attended Marinette Teachers College. On Nov 24, 1945, she married her sweetheart John Bereza. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the group Happy Hands. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne, Marianne Bereza and Deanne (Paul) Kampikas; and son, John Paul (Ellen) Bereza. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John; and her brother, Ed Jamros. The visitation will be from 10 to

ANTOINETTE FROHN Born: July 1, 1930 Died: March 15, 2014 SOUTH ELGIN – Antoinette Alice Frohn, 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her residence in South Elgin. She was born July 1, 1930, in Geneva, the daughter of Frank and Alice (nee Triest) Van Haelst. She was united in marriage to Richard Frohn on Feb. 14, 1953, in St. Charles.

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Alice Mae Christenson: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 South Third St., Geneva, Pastor Trudy Stoffel, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva. The visitation for Alice will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, until the service at Geneva Lutheran Church. Julia Collins: Funeral prayers will be at 9 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles, for celebration of funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with Father Moises Apostol celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva. The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Malone Funeral Home, Geneva, with a liturgical service at 7:45 p.m. 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: 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 later date. Henry Schneider: The visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia. Private family interment will follow at a later date. Ronald J. Stachowicz: Funeral prayers will be Thursday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, for Celebration of funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., with Father Martins Emeh Celebrant. Burial will be held privately.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Marmion will host Parent Academy session AURORA – Marmion Academy will host a Parent Academy session at 7 p.m. today in the Koche Theatre (second floor of the Battaglia Administration Building) at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. The focus will be on the Marmion/NIU Engineering Partnership Program. Representatives from Northern Illinois University and Marmion’s C/ PARC Engineering Center will offer a joint presentation that will provide information regarding topics such as the current and future state of Marmion’s CSET Center; an overview of NIU’s Engineering and Technology programs; the CT-STEM research partnership between Marmion and NIU; engineering design courses at Marmion; the connection of Marmion’s C/PARC Program with similar opportunities at NIU such as Engineers in Residence; engineering field trips for Marmion students to visit NIU for hands-on experience; and areas of research available at NIU (biomedical, aerospace, study engineering abroad). This event is open to the public. Those interested must register online at www.marmion. org/niu.

ery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St Charles. The event, for those ages 18 and older, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Led by Steve Sullivan, senior curator of Urban Ecology for the Chicago Academy of Sciences, Project Squirrel is a nationwide citizen science project that uses squirrels to better understand the ecology of neighborhoods. Project Squirrel is part of the Learn from the Experts program offered in partnership with Geneva Park District, Forest Preserve District of Kane County and St. Charles Park District. Taught by experts in the field, Learn from the Experts offers information and continuing learning opportunities. The cost is $15 a person. For information, call 630-2324542 or visit www.genevaparks. org.

Workshop offered in STC ST. CHARLES – Riverview Counseling Services will host a free parenting workshop, “How to Play with your Child,” from 1 to 2 p.m. today at 111 E. Main St., St. Charles. The event is presented by Lara White. Call 630-587-3777, ext. 103, or email info@riverviewcounselingservices.com to register.

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ELBURN – As Assistant Chief Tate Haley and other Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District officials set up easels Monday night and put up colorful pictures to show how the new fire station on Route 38 will look, Elburn officials’ eyes were lighting up. Haley and others provided a glimpse of the project at the Village Board meeting, and residents will have their chance. Visitors are welcome from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday for an open house at the current fire station, 210 E. North St., Elburn, to look over the plans and ask questions. Haley said the goal is for the station to break ground in May. If all goes well, the target for the station’s opening would be in August 2015, he said. At the board meeting, Village President Dave Anderson said the station will be “an obvious asset to the community,” both in its look and ser-

the top floor. In the basement, there would be a public room, training, a fitness area and more. There was some board discussion about the station. Haley said the plan is for the department’s vehicles to exit on Route 38, and board members wanted to make sure there would be sufficient signage to alert motorists. Vehicles would enter the facility on First Street. The building will be more than twice as large as the current building. The new station will be 41,930 square feet. The current structure is less than 20,000 square feet. Also, Haley said the location of the new station will help, as it will be close to both Route 38 and Route 47. The department covers approximately 75 square miles – serving areas including Elburn, Lily Lake, Virgil, Campton Hills and the Mill Creek community. Haley said the department also is seeing a 47 percent increase in calls this year.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS ELBURN – Heritage Prairie Farm will host the St. Charlesbased Bridges Montessori Academy for a fundraising farm dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. May 10. Heritage Prairie Farm is at 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn. Guests will dine on a chef-prepared menu of various appetizers and a three-course dinner. Individual tickets are priced at $85, including tax and gratuity. All proceeds from the evening will go to the school. Local band Majors Junction will serve as entertainment for the evening. There will be an opportunity for those interested to go on a professional tour of the Heritage Prairie Farm grounds with a staff member during the cocktail hour. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Tickets are available on the Heritage Prairie Farm website at www. heritageprairiefarm.com/farmdinners.htm or by calling the farm office at 630-443-5989 to reserve tickets over the phone. Seating is limited. Information also can be found at www.bridgesmontessori.org.

GENEVA – The Geneva Park District will host a Cache In, Trash Out geocaching adventure for families from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. April 26 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices. Handheld GPS units will be provided to navigate a specific set of GPS coordinates. Families will hike around Peck searching for three hidden geocaches while doing some spring cleaning on the way. Registration is required. The cost is $5 a person. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www. genevaparks.org.

Genealogical Society to hold monthly meeting GENEVA – The next monthly meeting of the Kane County Genealogical Society will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor meeting room of the Geneva History Center, 113 S. 3rd St., Geneva. The topic of this meeting will be “Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors.” Participants will learn about key records for locating maiden names, as well as some unique resources pertaining to women and the importance of documenting female ancestors. Lisa A. Alzo will be the presenter. At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be time for questions. Visitors are welcome to attend. For information, call 630-879-0672 or visit www. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs.

By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a St. Charles Township shooting that sent one man to a local hospital, sheriff spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler said Wednesday. County police responded to the 38W000 block of Mal-

lard Lake Road in unincorporated St. Charles Township at about 11:20 a.m. Monday for a report of a homeowner who had shot an intruder, authorities have said. The intruder – identified as a 26-year-old St. Charles man – was taken to Delnor Hospital for apparent non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Gengler said the man re-

mains hospitalized, which is part of the hold up in the investigation. A news release will be issued when there is an update, Gengler said. The 43-year-old homeowner was not injured in the incident. Authorities have said he was alone in the house and has a valid Illinois FOID card.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS 60 Men Who Cook event set for April 11 ST. CHARLES – An event, 60 Men Who Cook, is set for 5:30 p.m. April 11 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. It is presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, and it benefits the Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva. To sign up to be a chef, call 630-232-6060. All are welcome. Participants need not be professional chefs. Attendees will sample hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, side dishes and desserts made by people they know in the community and then vote for their favorite to take home the “Peoples’ Choice Award” in each of the four categories. Tickets are $35 a person, or $40 at the door. Ticket price includes food, four chef votes and one best display vote. Additional votes can be purchased that evening. Tickets will be available soon at www. genevachamber.com. The evening will also include a cash bar and raffle.

Geneva Park District to host annual egg hunt GENEVA – The Geneva Park District’s free annual Egg Hunt is set for 10 a.m. April 12 outside the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The Easter Bunny will scatter more than 5,000 eggs in two age specific areas – one for children ages 4 and under, and one for children ages 5 and up. The hunt takes place, rain or shine. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and arrive early as parking may be limited. This year’s hunt is sponsored by Corner Bakery Café, Epic Air, and Geneva Bank & Trust. There will be a pancake breakfast before or after the event, featuring Breakfast with the Easter Bunny inside the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center. Register for breakfast before

the hunt from 8:30 to 10 a.m. or immediately after from 10 to 11 a.m. Breakfast includes a special visit from the Easter Bunny. The cost is $4 a person for residents ($6 nonresident). Registration is required. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited. Children under age 1 are free, but they must be registered. High chairs are not available. For information, call 630-2324542 or visit www.genevaparks.org.

Free tax preparation service available in Elgin ELGIN – This tax season, the Center for Economic Progress will offer its free tax preparation service at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Families who earned less than $50,000 and individuals who earned less than $25,000 in 2013 are eligible for CEP’s services. Those interested in having taxes prepared should bring the following items with them to the tax sites: all W-2 and 1099 forms; Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for all family members; valid photo ID; copy of last year’s tax return; copy of most recent property tax bill; bank account number and routing number for direct deposit of refund; and the amount spent on college expenses. Tax services will be offered through April 14. For information, call 312-2520280 or visit www.economicprogress.org.

Salvation Army to offer free computer class ST. CHARLES – The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles, will offer a free computer class to help individuals in their job search. The first class is set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. April 3. The event is open to all. Registration is required. Call Cathy Winters at 630377-2769, ext. 210.

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Lauzen talks up plan for raises at luncheon Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez addresses chamber members about final term By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com ST . C H A R L E S – K a n e County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen continued Wednesday to promote his plan to award various directors with 5 percent raises. This time, however, he had a different audience: members of the Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles chambers of commerce. They were gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles for a Kane County update luncheon.

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As he has with County Board members, Lauzen told chamber members that several county directors are the lowest paid in the region, and that the county wants to avoid hiring and training employees only to have them poached by other employers.

Because the directors went without raises for several recent years, Lauzen said it would be like getting a 1 percent raise each year, with this year being the fifth. Lauzen said he needs “operational flexibility” to manage the county and noted the it has maintained the property tax levy freeze. “I will not spend your money in a way I wouldn’t spend my own,” Lauzen said. The County Board is expected to vote on the raises

in April. Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez, whose term ends Nov. 30, also addressed the chamber members. “It’s been an honor to be your sheriff for the last eight years,” he said. Perez addressed the upcoming shooting range project, but he mostly reflected on his time as sheriff, which included the office’s move from Fabyan Parkway in Geneva to Route 38 in St. Charles Township. “We did not have one day of interruption to service to

the public,” he said. Making the sheriff’s office accessible to the public was one of Perez’s priorities, he said, and its website – www.kanesheriff.com – was one way to do that. “It’s been great,” Perez said. “It really enabled us to interact with the public.” Perez said he wants to leave his office in good shape at the end of his term. He compared it to handing over the keys to a car that is up-to-date in its maintenance and saying, “Take good care of it.”

8LOCAL BRIEFS Residents given OK to turn off faucets Last month, Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles and North Aurora issued a joint news release recommending water customers leave one faucet dripping in their home or business to prevent water pipes from freezing given the bitterly cold weather. The city of Geneva is informing water customers who followed this recommendation that it is now OK to turn off their faucets. The deep frost in the ground has begun to thaw, given the recent stretch of warmer weather.

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to infect a large amount of parental figures. One can spot this disease by one of the many following indicators: an irrational drive to re-situate all of the heavy household furniture, a massive increase in neighborhood garage sales and a trigger-happy finger when using the Febreze bottle. Although frightening, Spring-Cleaning-itis only scratches the germ-infested surface. All across the nation’s schools, alarming bouts of Senioritis have begun to pop up in the hard working ranks of America’s dedicated upperclassmen. Also known as “Senior Sass Blast” and “laziness,” Senioritis causes a general lack of cognizance, respect and – most prominently – caring. Some worse

MARMION’S MANLY MAN Kurt Zepeda cases even started at the beginning of the scholastic year. For this next malady, I can talk firsthand of its terrible symptoms. The springtime involves quite a number of formal affairs, such as proms, galas and balls. Usually, I maintain my unsociable barrier to protect against infections of this kind. However, a little while back, I caught Dance Fever at Marmion’s annual Military Ball. Yes, I feel the boogie running through my veins, and it feels magnificent. On

occasion, random spurts of DF cause me to move my arms and legs in a groovy and uncontrollable manner. Commonly confused with Saturday-Night Fever (the intense desire to throw glitter and wear bell-bottom pants), DF awareness has faltered in the past few years. Sadly, DF does not only affect the ones exposed to the disease. Friends of sufferers may experience long sessions of embarrassment when at social events with loud music. For cases such as these, I recommend overcoming that nagging embarrassment and joining the friend; the only way to beat DF is to dance it out. Spring has a way of reinvigorating the human experience in a profound

manner. From watching the April rains coming down to the July sun rising up, opportunities abound to heave out the taxing memories of the past and create some new, better ones. Here’s a bit of advice for those reluctant to go out into the new world: sometimes, the only way to know how to live comes from going out and catching a little bit of sickness. • Kurt Zepeda is a St. Charles resident and a senior at Marmion Academy in Aurora. He enjoys running, writing and the occasional confection. His column runs every other Thursday in the Kane County Chronicle. Contact him at editorial@ kcchronicle.com.

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Conspiracies wherever you look By CASS R. SUNSTEIN Bloomberg News Conspiracy theories surround us. Witness the reactions on the Internet to the tragic and mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Perhaps North Korea hijacked the plane. Maybe aliens did it. Or, as an influential legislator in Iran contended to the New York Times, perhaps the United States “kidnapped” the lost plane in an effort to “sabotage the relationship between Iran and China and South East Asia.” Pick your topic – Ukraine, the National Security Agency, the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. It’s child’s play to assemble a host of apparent clues, and to connect a bunch of dots, to support a relevant

WRITING TO US The Kane County Chronicle welcomes original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers. We limit letters to 400 words. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity at the sole discretion of the editor. Letters can be emailed to letters@kcchronicle.com, faxed to 630444-1641 and mailed to Letters, Kane County Chronicle, 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 2, St. Charles IL 60174.

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conspiracy theory. Why do people accept such theories? The first explanation points to people’s predispositions. Some of us count as “conspiracists” in the sense that we have a strong inclination to accept such theories. Not surprisingly, conspiracists tend to have a sense of personal powerlessness; they are also more likely to conspire themselves. The second set of explanations points to the close relationship between conspiracy theories and social networks, especially close-knit or isolated ones. Few of us have personal or direct knowledge about the causes of some terrible event, but if one person within a network insists that a conspiracy was at work, others within that network might well believe it.

A third explanation emphasizes how human beings are inclined to react to terrible events. Such events produce outrage, suspicion and fear. Sometimes the perpetrator is self-evident, as in the case of many terrorist attacks, but if there is no clear perpetrator – as with a missing plane – people might go hunting for the malicious agent behind it all. To be sure, some conspiracy theories turn out to be true. And even when false, most conspiracy theories are harmless. Unfortunately beliefs in false conspiracy theories are peculiarly resistant to correction. • Cass R. Sunstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. Follow him on Twitter at @CassSunstein.

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I would like to officially welcome everybody to the new season of spring 2014. Here’s to a whole new cavalcade of Illinois-grade rainstorms, lighting storms, firestorms and fire-lighting storms. With great euphoria, I shall shed the old cabin fever of this perilous winter, while also moving onto other various sicknesses. Beware – each spring brings with it a multitude of hidden snares to capture even the healthiest denizens emerging from their winter bunkers. I put all of these ailments into a collective bin called “the spring fevers.” On top of the eclectic pile, one can spot the bright and spotless Spring-Cleaning-itis. Aggravating for all slobs, Spring-Cleaning-itis manages

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Horse rescue, adoption center to hold fundraiser WEST CHICAGO – Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption is holding its premier fundraiser, “The Mane Event,” starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Golf & Country Club, 2241 Route 59, West Chicago. This event is the seventh annual dinner and auction to support Field of Dreams’ horse facilities in St. Charles and Batavia. Tickets are $75 apiece or $560 for a table of eight. There will be a silent auction, a four-course meal and a live auction to follow. Field of Dreams is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for abused, neglected, and unwanted horses as well as horses coming from loving homes whose owners can no longer care for them due to financial difficulties. To buy tickets, call Kathy at 630-723-1990 or email fodhra1@yahoo.com.

Rosary, Marmion alumni invited to dinner theater AURORA – Rosary alumnae and current students, joined by Marmion alumni and current students, invite those interested to “Be Our Guest” at the annual Alumnae Dinner Theatre, on Saturday, March 22, at Rosary High School, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. This family event will feature visits from children’s characters and music from family films. Performances will feature Rosary alumnae, Marmion alumni, the Rosary orchestra, beginning choir, advanced choir and ensemble, and the Marmion men’s choir. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. in the Rosary foyer. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the curtain opens at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner must be purchased in advance, and are $30 for adults, $25 for students, and $15 for children (with a children’s meal). Show-only tickets are $10. Buy tickets at www.rosaryhs. com/dinner_theatre. Show-only tickets can be purchased in

ST. CHARLES advance and will be sold at the door if available. This event is sponsored by the Rosary Fine Arts Boosters, and proceeds will go toward improvements to the auditorium.

Geneva Women’s Club to offer scholarships GENEVA – The Geneva Women’s Club, (formerly Mothers Club of Geneva), will offer tuition aid once again to Geneva school district residents who will pursue higher education. For the academic year 201415, the organization will be awarding multiple scholarships totaling $7,500. Qualifying applicants will be evaluated on the basis of financial need, community service and academic achievement. Applicants must reside in the Geneva school district, be a current high school senior during the 2013-14 academic year, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better, be able to show proof of community service hours and enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or a vocational-technical school. Application forms are available at the Geneva High School guidance office or can be downloaded from the organization’s website at www. mothersclubofgeneva.org. Applications, along with required attachments, must be postmarked or electronically sent by March 31. For information, email info@ mothersclubofgeneva.org.

Geneva Garden Club to offer scholarship GENEVA – The Geneva Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a qualified student who is a resident of Geneva and planning to pursue continued education in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sustainability or a closely related field. Completed, typed applications must be received by April 1. For an application or to learn more, visit www.genevagardenclub.com. – Kane County Chronicle

McNally’s to get new owner; liquor license will be in April By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – The owner of a Glenview restaurant said he plans to take over McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub, 109 W. Main St., in St. Charles, with no immediate changes. Bill Stavrou said he is still in talks with Maurice McNally to finalize the deal, but he and silent partner Richard Russ will become the primary owners. Stavrou owns Valley Lodge Restaurant in Glenview, which he said has been family owned since 1969. Stavrou on Monday was at the city’s Government

Operations Committee meeting. The committee recommended, by a 7-2 vote, to recommend granting a liquor license for McNally’s with Stavrou as the new managing partner. Ward 4 aldermen Jim Martin and Jo Krieger continued their longstanding practice of voting no on liquor license requests. McNally still might remain involved with the restaurant in some capacity, but he wants to turn more attention to his custom homebuilding and development work, Stavrou said. McNally was not at Monday’s meeting. Stavrou said McNally’s

will remain open during the ownership transition and keep its name. Patrons should expect the bar to remain the same during the first 90 to 120 days, he said. “Although we won’t be making any big changes because it’s a success on its own, we can do things to make it more profitable and more attractive to the local clientele,” Stavrou said. Stavrou said he will look to improve the general service to customers and consider food and drink menu changes at a later date. The new McNally’s liquor license will be up for a full St. Charles City Council vote in April.

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Alexandra Samuel Social media expert, on how to judge LinkedIn invitations rapport,” says Lizzie Post, co-author of “Emily Post’s Etiquette.” LinkedIn combines the politics of job seeking, the nuances of business etiquette and the still new-to-many social protocols of online networking, making it an invaluable yet at times perplexing professional tool. On one hand, LinkedIn says you should accept invitations only from people you know and trust. On the other, the site suggests “people you may know.” “I think people are confused by it,” says Mark Williams, a Britain-based consultant who trains recruiters, marketers and job seekers on the do’s and don’ts of using LinkedIn. “If I was going to a networking event and I only spoke to people I knew well, that wouldn’t really be good networking.”

Many LinkedIn and etiquette experts recommend accepting only invitations from people you know. Beyond concerns about privacy or spam, you’d be opening your network to a stranger. In addition, the quality of people you’re connected with can send a good or bad message about who you are as a professional. “It’s not a popularity contest,” says Nicole Williams, a spokeswoman for LinkedIn. “Your connections should reflect your professional network. It does reflect who you are.” If you want to send an invitation to someone you don’t know well, experts suggest you reach out first by email, LinkedIn’s InMail messages or even by phone. Sending an impersonal request first, Williams says,

is the online “equivalent of walking around a room and shoving business cards in people’s faces.” Still, some experts say there are some clear cases. For instance, it’s not a good idea to ask someone with whom you’ve just interviewed to connect on LinkedIn until after the employment decision has been made, says Barbara Pachter, author of “The Essentials of Business Etiquette.” Asking an interviewer for a connection can force an awkward situation. “I may have to give you bad news,” she says. On the flip side, Post says

she always accepts invitations from interns who’ve worked with her. “When you have an intern, there’s an agreement between you and that person,” she says. “They’re starting out and trying to build that network. You are, in essence, that baseline for them.” When in doubt, one way to judge an invitation might be what social media maven Alexandra Samuel called the “favor test” in a Harvard Business Review blog post. “Would you do a favor for this person, or ask a favor of them?” she wrote. “If so, make the connection. If not, take a pass.”

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It was the LinkedIn rejection heard ‘round the world. In February, 26-year-old job-seeker Diana Mekota sent an email and a LinkedIn request to connect with Kelly Blazek, who runs an online job board for marketing professionals in Cleveland. After Mekota posted online Blazek’s harshly worded response – which called Mekota’s email “inappropriate, beneficial only to you, and tacky,” and closed with “don’t ever write me again” – the Internet exploded in its full viral fury. News sites including CNN and the BBC picked up the story, which even inspired its own Twitter parody account. However, out of line the response may have been (Blazek has since apologized and returned her local Communicator of the Year award), business etiquette experts and LinkedIn aficionados say the original request was a bit inappropriate, too. “To be a connection on LinkedIn, I would wait until you have some kind of

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Rice talks leadership, Ukraine at forum ELGIN – Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday told a standing-room only crowd that if those in attendance don’t find their passion, it will find them. “Life has a funny way of making those odd turns,” Rice said. “Embrace those turns.” Rice touched on multiple topics during her keynote address at Judson University’s 2014 World Leaders Forum. More than 600 students, staff and community members filled the University’s Herrick Chapel to listen to Rice. In addition to talking about her years in Washington, D.C.,

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during the George W. Bush administration, Rice was asked about the ongoing crisis of Russia moving to annex Crimea in southern Ukraine. “We have to send strong enough signals so [Russian President Vladmir] Putin doesn’t misevaluate and move further west,” she told Cheryl Burton, moderator and ABC Channel 7 anchor, during an on-stage question-and-answer session. The topic came up again during an impromptu dialogue between Rice and Ukranian student Anatoliy Tkach. He ended up speaking to her when Burton asked for a volunteer to speak Russian with Rice. Tkach, who came from the western Ukrainian city

of Chernivtsi, said his best friend overseas said the crisis seems more like a battle between the U.S. and Russia and doesn’t really involve Ukranians. This time Rice emphasized that democracy is for every human being. “My feeling is that this should be a decision for the Ukranian people,” she said of the annexation. Tkach, who was one of 20 students chosen to sit on stage during Rice’s appearance, called the unexpected dialogue the greatest experience of his life so far. He said he was humbled by Rice because he sees himself as a minority like her. Tkach plans to offer a soccer ministry in his home vil-

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com tarting next month, EvenFlow Music and Spirits in downtown Geneva will have two dining options for customers. The appropriately named Pub 302 will open to the general public within the next two weeks in the building’s lower level. The name refers to the building’s address, 302 W. State St., which sits at the corner of State and Third streets. The entrance to Pub 302 will be along Third Street. Pub 302 is a gastropub, a concept that combines food with a pub environment. “My chefs – Dan Emerson and Matt Gillie – do a fantastic job of matching food with beer,” said EvenFlow co-owner Mike Knuth. “It’s a beer-food pairing.” Pub 302 will offer a separate menu from EvenFlow, and there will be a wider selection of beers, including crafts beers, Knuth said. “There will be 72 different beers on tap and more than 60 kinds of bottled beer,” Knuth said. “People will also be able to sample the beers.” Pub 302’s menu will include such items as jerk shrimp, a skirt steak sandwich, kobe sliders, ciabatta chicken shrimp and buffalo corn dogs. The atmosphere in Pub 302 also will be different than that of EvenFlow. For example, patrons can take in a game of foosball or darts. “We wanted to make it more of a casual atmosphere,” Knuth said. A grand opening for Pub 302 will take place in the next few weeks. Along with being open to the general public, Pub 302 also will be available for private events, he said. The room seats about 60 people. Initially, Pub 302 will only be open Thursdays through Sundays. But Pub 302 will expand its hours as its popularity grows, Knuth said. “When we start getting a draw for it,

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ABOVE: Pub 302 is a new gastropub that is expected to open within the next two weeks in the lower level of EvenFlow Music and Spirits in Geneva. BELOW: Pub 302 will have food and beer pairings using its wide selection of craft brews.

it will be open every day of the week,” he said. EvenFlow Music and Spirits has carved out its own entertainment niche since opening in 2012. Along with featuring musical acts, the restaurant hosts trivia nights and other events. For information, visit www.evenflowmusic.com.


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WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 22 WHERE: Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva COST/INFO: The Natural Resources Committee of Geneva – in conjunction with Western Avenue

Elementary School’s Get Up and Grow Committee – will host the fundraiser Wine, Cheese and Trees. Six wines will be served and paired with cheese and appetizers from local merchants. There will be art displayed by The Art Box, live music, a “wine wall” and many silent auction items on which to bid. The Natural Resources Committee will put its proceeds toward the new initiative “Greening Geneva – A Reforestation Program for Our City Parkways.” Tickets are $25 a person and can be purchased at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, through Western Avenue School’s website – www.geneva304.org/was – or by emailing Jay Womack at jwomack@wrdenvironmental.com.

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WHEN: 5 p.m. Sunday,

WHEN: Thursday, March 20 WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia COST/INFO: The inal two programs of the One Book, One Batavia 2014 celebration

March 23 WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: Project Two will take to the Arcada Theatre stage with an evening of rock Broadway hits. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit oshows.com.

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will be presented on the same day. The irst presentation will be at noon during the library’s monthly Books Between Bites program. Jennifer Downing will review the 2014 selection, “The Good Food Revolution,” by Will Allen. Downing is a Batavia resident and owner of Nourish, which offers cooking classes, demonstrations, food-centric events and family food planning consultations. In addition, at 7 p.m., the library will present “Green by Design,” during which Barbara Geiger, a landscape historian and educator, will offer an overview of the green and sustainable projects underway in the Chicago area. Both programs are free. Registration is required for the evening program, but is not required for Books Between Bites. Register at www.onebookonebatavia.org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

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WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 21; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat-

urday, March 22; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road,

St. Charles COST/INFO: The Spring Country Folk Art Festival will feature folk art and reproductions of antiques and traditional American crafts. A catered lunch will be available. Admission costs $8 on Friday, $6 on Saturday and $4 on Sunday. For information, call 815-772-3279 or visit www. artoftheheartlandinc.com.

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WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, y, March 21 (doorss open at 7:30 p.m.) WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia COST/INFO: Two-time world champion spoken-word artist Buddy Wakeield will present his world tour, “Riled Up and Wasted on Light,” with Adrienne Novy, Corey Dillard and Kaylen Krebsbach. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door or at eventbrite.com (search for “Buddy Wakeield”). For information, visit buddywakeield.com.

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planitkanenews@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Geneva High School will present “Jekyll & Hyde,” a musical thriller that exposes the good and evil sides of human nature, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22, at the high school, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. “This year’s musical, ‘Jekyll and Hyde,’ has been an extremely ambitious undertaking,” said musical and drama director Roxanne Curtis in a news release. “All involved have gone above and beyond the challenges presented by this musical, and I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to work with such talented and dedicated students. I believe that audiences will be amazed at the level of talent we have ‘lurking’ at Geneva High School.” The theater entrance will feature distorted images, such as carnival mirrors. And a vintage Thomas Edison Victrola from the 1900s will be displayed in the lobby, courtesy of Addie and Joe Marconi of Bee Attitudes Antiques of Batavia. The trumpet Victrola actually works, and is available for sale to interested collectors, states the release. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

n WHAT: “Jekyll & Hyde” n WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday,

March 20, through Saturday, March 22 n WHERE: Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva n INFO: Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children, students through high school and senior citizens. To order tickets, email Debbie Hanson at dhanson@geneva304.org or call 630-463-3838. Email is preferred. If available, a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. the evening of each show, but advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. Because of mature subject matter in the performance, the show is not recommended for those younger than age 12.

also will be featured in white versus dark chocolate created by chocolatier Chef Alain Roby, owner of Geneva’s All Chocolate Kitchen. The chocolate sculpture will be raffled off during the Saturday night performance. Cotton candy, popcorn and “Death By Choc-

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Anika Nims plays Emma and Joey McCall plays Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in Geneva High School’s production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” running Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22. olate” concessions also will be available. Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde will be played by senior Joey McCall. Other cast members include Alex Howe, Anika Nims, Rian Kormos, Angelo Gelfuso, Molly Carberry, Al-

yssa Zurow, Quinn Falk, Nick Borodin, Chris Rich, Theodore James Farrell III, Will Palumbo, Melanie Burkhardt, Harrison Gerard, Jacob Kochniarczyk, Chris Kubiak, Aly Fogel, Grace Higgins, Brianna Carey, Jenna Kaba, Isabella Kane, Kayla Mick-

elsen, Caroline Rau, Kayla Russo, San Sandberg, Kate Sieber, Mary Kate Stanfa, Annie Brown, Calen Colbert, Natalie Carberry, Maddy Donatelli, Cameron Graber, Jayne King, Sara Temple, Mitchell Spencer, Simran Sachdev and Rebecca Roy.

Paramount Theatre turns in stellar version of ‘Rent’ By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com AURORA – The Paramount Theatre’s current production of “Rent” resonates with newfound energy as the theater takes on the much beloved, Tony Award-winning musical. For those not familiar with the story, “Rent” follows a year in the life of a group of young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York, circa 1991. It doesn’t take long for the production to kick into high gear, and the cast is more than capable of creating the frenetic energy that the musical requires. The live, five-person band under the direction of conductor Shawn Stengel only adds to the exuberance. Evan Tyrone Martin provides many stellar moments in his portrayal of Tom Collins, one of the main characters in “Rent.” Along with

providing the emotional range that the role requires, his powerful vocals are a highlight of the production. There also is robust interplay between the different characters, although the chemistry between Meghan Murphy as Joanne Jefferson and Andrea Prestinario as Maureen Johnson could have been stronger, most notably during the duet “Take Me or Leave Me.” Overall, the Paramount turned in another fine production, giving theater-goers another reason to head to Aurora for their entertainment needs. “Rent” is rated R for strong adult themes and is not recommended for audience members younger than 17. The musical will be performed through Sunday, April 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Single tickets start at $36.90, available at www. ParamountAurora.com or by calling 630-8966666.

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Sawyer Smith (from left) and Adaeze’ Kelley dance atop a table in “Rent,” running through Sunday, April 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.


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The sight of patio furniture was enough to get Janelle Keeffer excited. As the Galena Cellars spokeswoman strolled through a home improvement store, the seemingly interminable winter raged on outside. Yet, lawn chairs and umbrellas were for sale. When she drove home, she spotted a northbound flock of geese. Signs of spring are everywhere. There’s no greater sign for Galena businesses and visitors than the appearance of Wine Lovers’ Weekend on their calendars. A “Grand Tasting,” events at the Galena Cellars’ vineyard and restaurants teeming with special events and winemaker dinners are all on the agenda. Yes, spring and Wine Lovers’ Weekend are near.

Winemaker spotlight Work is just getting started for Tim Althaus when the Wine Lovers’ Weekend Grand Tasting ends. The president of Family Beer and Liquor in East Dubuque begins to fill orders with a staff that will work deep into the night. There are 330 wines available at the Grand Tasting, all selected by Althaus. “We offer free delivery to anyone staying locally in

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Galena that places an order of a mixed case or more at the Grand Tasting,” Althaus said. “About 10 percent of our inventory is available at the Grand Tasting. We’ll have everything from Albariño to Zinfandel. My emphasis is on variety and offering something for everyone.” With wines from around the world ranging from $6 to $80, Althaus has assembled a wine list that has everyday consumers and collectors in mind. Because of the variety of wines available at the Grand Tasting (learn more about the event and how to get tickets at www.wineloversweekend. com) and the event investment by the entire business community, Wine Lovers’ Weekend continues to grow even in its ninth annual installment. “The event is stronger than ever,” Keeffer said. “We expect both tastings to sell out well in advance. For anyone that wants to attend they need to get their tickets as soon as possible.

“We are going to continue to do what we’ve done to be successful year after year. The first-time attendees and regulars all find something to love about the weekend. There’s always something new to learn about wine and something new to discover in Galena.”

Where to go • Galena Cellars Opening Weekend at the Vineyard: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 28, to Sunday, March 30. Visit the tasting room and vineyard on its opening weekend. • Galena Cellars Lunch at the Vineyard: Cost is $49.95 and includes a four-course meal prepared by local Chef Ivo, paired with Galena Cellars wines. Call 815-397-9463 for reservations. • Fried Green Tomatoes: A Cakebread Wine Dinner takes place at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Cost is $89 and includes masterfully prepared Italian cuisine, paired with Cakebread wines. Call 815-7773938 for reservations.

• James Nokes writes a bi-weekly wine column for Shaw Media. He’s been tasting, touring and collecting in the wine world for several years. Contact him at planitkanenews@shawmedia.com.

8PLANIT KANE BRIEF Penrose Brewing Company to celebrate opening weekend, local events GENEVA – Penrose Brewing Company founder Eric Hobbs and brewmaster Tom Korder will host a taproom opening weekend Friday, March 21, through Sunday, March 23. The brewing duo also will host two tapping events – “Introducing Penrose” – on Thursday, March 20, at House Pub in St. Charles and Gammon Coach House in Batavia. Beer lovers are invited to join Hobbs and Korder as they tap Penrose Brewery’s first beers. The

Gammon Coach House event will begin at 5 p.m., and The House Pub event will begin at 8 p.m., both on March 20. Limited Penrose glassware is available while supplies last. Penrose Brewery’s opening weekend hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Penrose Brewery is located at 509 Stevens St., Geneva. For information, visit www. penrosebrewing.com.

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2013-2014 KANE COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Fruendt ‘just out of this world’ Senior leads Bulldogs to share of division title before heading to play at Missouri State By KEVIN DRULEY

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ATAVIA – Liza Fruendt favors superlatives when talking about her senior girls basketball season at Batavia. The teammates and coaches who prepared and supported her through the Bulldogs’ landmark run speak the same way. In two months, the Kane County Chronicle Girls Basketball Player of the Year will have about a three-week window to abandon that intensity before resuming her career at Missouri State. Deviating from her floor demeanor, Fruendt remains unsure about how she’ll handle the time between graduating and beginning summer courses and workouts in Springfield, Mo. “You know, it’s hard, because I really want to be in the gym every day. I love doing it,” Fruendt said. “But I think it’s nice to just hang out with friends and enjoy the end of high school, just hang out and relax. … I don’t know, we’ll see.” Fruendt, who also earned Player of the Year recognition as a junior, boosted her team-leading per-game averages in points (24.7), assists (3.6) and steals (3.4) while helping the Bulldogs to their first regional title since 1990. She scorched Geneva for a school-record 51 points in a January road win – keying a regular-season sweep – and eclipsed 20 points in 26 of Batavia’s 31 games. She also scored 30 or more points eight times. Although the Vikings limited her to 10 points in a season-ending loss in the

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Batavia’s Liza Fruendt is the Kane County Chronicle Girls Basketball Player of the Year. 4A Addison Trail Sectional final last month, Fruendt has a hard time letting any sour feeling linger. “I can’t be too sad about what we did and how we lost to Geneva. They played great and they were on a really big streak, and we got caught on a bad night, and that happens,” Fruendt said. “We still did so many things that I can’t be sad about, so it was just matter of just, ‘All right, it’s time to get back at it. Now I’ve got to prepare for college.’ “ Bulldogs coach Kevin Jensen, who guided Fruendt for three of her four varsity seasons, always will associate urgency with the 5-foot-9 guard. Still, he saw Fruendt’s fire reach another level beginning last spring. Jensen met with Fruendt and senior post Erin Bayram

– Fruendt’s longtime best friend and a Boston University recruit – about their goals for 2013-14. The Bulldogs had improved their victory total in each previous season under Jensen and looked to have a more established group of reserves flanking a starting lineup that also included sophomores Shea Bayram, Hannah Frazier and Bethany Orman. “I still am just amazed at the year Liza had,” Jensen said. “I knew she’d have a strong year. I had no idea she’d have the year she was able to put together. It was just out of this world, it really was.” The youngest of three basketball-playing siblings, Fruendt got a jump-start on becoming the leading scorer in girls program history by

being visible in places other than Batavia’s high school or middle school gyms. She routinely met with a trainer at River West Family Fitness in downtown Batavia, intent on building strength to take on defenders in traffic. After those sessions, Fruendt often put herself into Chicagoland gridlock for workouts with Jeff Pagliocca at Buffalo Grove-based Evolution Athletics. Knowing Jensen aimed to further highlight her off-theball skills, Fruendt focused on everything she could, aspiring to improve her overall game more than any individual skill. “She loves the game and she sacrificed everything she had to to turn herself into the player she is now,” Pagliocca said. “I’m not close; I’m at

least an hour for her each way. And she was coming out three to four times a week. ... When you see that kind of commitment from someone, you want to give that back to them tenfold.” Bayram and Fruendt addressed the team at last week’s season-ending banquet, following the protocol of past Bulldogs captains. Their remarks ultimately turned to the glut of memories both accumulated through their careers. Bayram will leave for summer classes and workouts about a month after Fruendt, so the conversation lately has turned to getting the most of their remaining hang time. “We’ll just do whatever works out and we’ll figure it out, because we always do,” Bayram said. One good thing about being Fruendt’s friend: it’s usually easy to pinpoint her whereabouts if she’s not answering her phone. “I think when you try your best,” Fruendt said, “only good things are going to come.”


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Longtime Geneva assistant leads squad to fourth-place finish at state tournament By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

stages of a 14-game winning streak that lasted until a 51-43 loss to Rolling Meadows in the state semifinals. The Vikings were 12-5 after losing successive games to Batavia and eventual Class 2A champion St. Thomas Sarah More on Jan. Meadows 17-18. They rallied to share the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title with the Bulldogs and eventually stymied them, 48-24, for the Class 4A Addison Trail Sectional title. “Without a doubt, it was a bumpy road,” Santos said, “but so worth the while.” Geneva (26-8) was tied with Rolling Meadows with 6:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. A night later, the Vikings recovered from an early hole

“We try to make our program feel like a compete program, not just a varsity-driven program. We have kids at the varsity level that are great examples for kids at the lower levels.” Sarah Meadows Geneva girls basketball coach and stayed with Marian Catholic in the third-place game before the Spartans used a late run to pull away. “I felt like both of those games we competed in. I thought we could have tried to pull out a win,” Meadows said. “We were that close. In the Marian Catholic game we could have just rolled over

and said, “OK, good season,’ but our kids just aren’t like that.” Batavia learned first-hand in the postseason. Geneva’s relentless defensive pressure and offensive firepower ultimately turned the tide after two regular season losses to the Bulldogs, while also adding at least one more backer to the state run. “I wanted them to do well,” Batavia coach Kevin Jensen said. “It’s tough to watch somebody you’re so close to down there, but at the same time you want them to do well. I mean, our conference, the River Division side, I’m sorry but by the end of it, that was a pretty darn good conference with how well everyone was playing at the end of the year.” Geneva carried the torch longest. Once again, Meadows’ animated twists and shouts marked the path.

2013-14 KANE COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-AREA TEAM FIRST TEAM NICHOLE DAVIDSON, St. Charles North, Jr., F Nearly averaged a double-double in leading North’s turnaround under first-year coach Sean Masoncup. Her 17.4 points and 8.1 rebounds a game offered stability to an attack that preferred to push the tempo when possible. Also shot 80.5 percent from the free throw line and contributed 32 blocks. LIZA FRUENDT, Batavia, Sr., G The repeat Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year sparked the Bulldogs to their first regional title since 1990 while averaging a team-best 24.7 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4

steals. Committed to Missouri State entering the season, and leaves Batavia as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,921 points. GRACE LOBERG, Geneva, Fr., C Can we cease with the “SHE’S A FRESH-MAN!” chants already? After her breakthrough girls volleyball debut, she averaged a team-best 13.9 points and 9.1 rebounds in just 24 games, the 6-foot-2 Loberg simply is one of the top girls athletes walking the halls on McKinley Avenue. JANIE MCCLOUGHAN, Geneva, Jr., F McCloughan smiled while

remembering her trip as a grade-schooler to see Geneva in the 2008-09 Class 4A state tournament. It wasn’t all that long ago she was only a Vikings varsity reserve. Continuing a steady climb, the 5-foot-10 McCloughan averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game as Geneva returned to Redbird Arena in Normal.

SECOND TEAM Alison Colby, Burlington Central, Jr., F Hannah Frazier, Batavia, So., F Shelby Holt, Burlington Central, So., G Sidney Santos, Geneva, Sr., F/G Morgan Seberger, Geneva, Sr., G

SAM PRYOR, Burlington Central, So., F Proved a dependable threat whenever she had the ball for the Class 3A fourthplace Rockets, averaging 14.2 points and 5.9 rebounds a game. Pryor swished 83 percent of her free throws and was a

HONORABLE MENTION Alyssa Andersen, Aurora Christian, Sr., G Gabi Alfaro, Aurora Central Catholic, Jr., G Erin Bayram, Batavia, Sr., C Natasha Brown, Aurora Christian, Jr., F Rachel Choice, Rosary, Sr., G Katie Claussner, St. Charles East, Jr., G Ashling Davern, St. Charles North, Jr., G

key cog in a staunch interior defense that sparked the team to a 27-6 season.

Caroline Heimerdinger, Kaneland, Sr., G Amanda Hilton, St. Charles East, Sr., G Quincy Kellett, Rosary, Jr., G Michaela Loebel, Geneva, Sr., G Mia Mazza, St. Francis, Fr., G Jamie Netzley, Wheaton Academy, So., G Abby Novak, Geneva, Jr., F Hannah Nowling, St. Charles East, Sr., F/C Bethany Orman, Batavia, So., G Morgan Rosencrants, St. Charles North, So., F Kayla Ross, Burlington Central, So., G Ally VanBogaert, Kaneland, Jr., G Kelly Wallner, Kaneland, Sr., C Kyra Washington, St. Charles East, Jr., G/F – Kevin Druley,

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Geneva girls basketball players chanted coach Sarah Meadows’ surname moments after rolling past Rockford Boylan to win a Class 4A supersectional earlier this month. The last net strand needed cutting, and Meadows somehow wasn’t already in the middle of the action. Imagine that. In her third season on the heels of a lengthy run as a Geneva assistant, Meadows revved the Vikings from a midseason lull while helping the team to a state tournament berth. The Kane County Chronicle Girls Basketball Coach of the Year figures her antics drew some smiles and eyeballs along the way. It was all in the name of boosting the Vikings’ energy.

“I hope so; that’s why I’m obnoxious like I am,” Meadows said. “We try to make our program feel like a complete program, not just a varsity-driven program. We have kids at the varsity level that are great examples for kids at the lower levels.” Geneva undoubtedly relied on its pillars en route to a fourth-place finish in Class 4A, including senior guards Michaela Loebel, Morgan Seberger and Sidney Santos, an Oakland (Mich.) recruit. In December, freshman post Grace Loberg joined the starting lineup after Loebel suffered a knee injury that threatened to sideline her for most of a second straight season. Loberg quickly emerged as the team’s leading scorer and rebounder. Loebel returned stronger than anticipated, her grit providing an image for the latter

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By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com Up-and-coming mixed martial artist Matt Paul grew up on Chicago’s south side but has lived in Geneva for about the past year. As you might expect, he contrasts those experiences as “polar opposite.” “I mean, I grew up pretty far south,” Paul said. “I’m not saying like the movies I was getting mugged every day, but usually when somebody starts something, something happens. There’s not a lot of trash-talking back and forth.” Several years and relocations have passed since Paul’s scrappy upbringing, which ultimately have lent a different motive for helping others learn his name. Paul, 24, continues the fight for notoriety. He had hoped to score some important points on Friday until his first professional bout was canceled. No replacement opponents materialized for Paul’s X-Treme Fighting Organization match at the UIC Pavilion after his original foe withdrew. The news, naturally, irked Paul, nicknamed “Monster,” after some impressive feats of strength during an adolescent job at an iron yard. He assures it’s just a moniker. Paul lives with his girlfriend – who is from St. Charles – and her child. He said he trains Angela Vitiritti, a St. Charles middle-schooler who has been active in the St. Charles East Wrestling Club. Paul’s own wrestling career spurred his MMA interest, as his former Marian Catholic coaches also were involved in the sport. After wrestling at 189 pounds in high school, he began his fighting career at 205 pounds and currently competes at 185. Plans to wrestle at Harper College fizzled when Paul struggled to find a concentrated area of study that interested him. The singular approach resonated on the fighting circuit far more. “I don’t have anyone to blame myself if I lose. It comes down to no one else but me,” Paul said. A 15-1 amateur record showed Paul could depend on himself, a nagging injury history notwithstanding. With this weekend’s cancellation, he returns to a drawing board that keeps him busy. Paul said he balances training at the Downers Grove-based CounterStrike MMA Academy with work for one of his sponsors – House of Music and Entertainment in Arlington Heights – as well as Supreme Promo-

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Geneva resident Matt Paul, 24, is looking to further his profile in mixed martial arts. He was 15-1 in amateur bouts. tions in Joliet. His ultimate goal mixes fame and something deeper. By seeking to take fighting as far as he can, Paul also aspires to “show everybody I’m worth-

while and be a champion.” He would look to open his own gym after that. “I’ve found myself to be kind of an adrenaline junkie. I’m looking for something to do all the time,” Paul

said. “This is a nice outlet, and it keeps me pretty level-headed.” Take note, neighbors. Should you see Paul around, he’s looking to start a dialogue, not end one.


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Sandy Romans Batavia boys lacrosse coach

league as Aurora Christian/ Batavia. “Every year it seems like we’ve gone through some drastic changes,” Batavia senior Ryan Murphy said. “We’re excited, though. Coach Romans knows everything about lacrosse. He’s the most knowledgeable guy I’ve ever met, and as a senior we’re definitely hoping he can help us do better than last year.” While lacrosse continues to grow rapidly, high school teams aren’t often afforded the same luxury as basketball or baseball teams whose athletes usually have six or seven years of playing experience by the time they’re freshmen. “You’re going to get your head handed to you as a program matures, and that’s something you just have to accept,” Salvati said. “You can’t compare a kid who has played since third grade to a bunch of guys who are picking up a stick for the first time. That’s why it’s important to teach fundamentals and to have someone like Sandy here, so that by the time the kids are in ninth grade, they want to be a part of the Bulldogs program.” Just as Romans decided he wanted to be the team’s new coach. “One of the things that’s unique with lacrosse is it’s big about giving back to people who have helped you with your career,” he said. “This is another chance for me to give back as well. I’m hopeful we can develop the program here. It’s going to be interesting to see how we do in this first year.”

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East girls badminton team lost Wednesday’s home dual to Naperville North, 150. East’s No. 3 doubles tandem of Shelby Patzner and Krupa Patel was defeated in three games. The Huskies swept each of the other matches.

Kaneland-BC softball postponed MAPLE PARK – A highly anticipated softball game between Kaneland and Burlington Central scheduled for today has been postponed be-

cause of wet field conditions. Wisconsin recruit Angie Morrow – a pitching standout – transferred from Burlington Central to Kaneland this year and was set to face her former teammates today in Maple Park. Central coach Wade Maisto said he hopes the game will be rescheduled but no date was established as of Wednesday afternoon.

Cougars set radio broadcast schedule GENEVA – Now hear this: All but six of the Kane County Cougars’ 140 Midwest League games will be broad-

cast live on WBIG 1280-AM this season. Games scheduled for April 9, April 16, April 23, May 7, June 25 and Aug. 20 are slated to be carried only on kccougars.com. All other games are available on the online platform, as well. St. Charles East alumnus Wayne Randazzo enters his third season in the booth for the Cougars, who open their second season as a Class-A Cubs affiliate at Quad Cities at 7 p.m. April 3. The home opener is set for 6:30 p.m. April 8 against Fort Wayne. – Kane County Chronicle

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Sandy Romans wanted to show the Batavia boys lacrosse team what high-caliber Division I lacrosse was like, so he arranged for a bus trip on Sunday to take the Bulldogs to South Bend, Ind., to catch the first ACC game between No. 6 Virginia and No. 12 Notre Dame. It’s this kind of team-bonding experience off the field that is just part of what Romans, who has more than 40 years of playing and coaching experience, will offer as Batavia’s new head coach. “He’s got a ton of experience, and it’s East Coast experience which is difficult to find out here,” Batavia senior Jason Cahill said. “He’s just a lot different than any coach I’ve ever had. Just when you think you know most things about lacrosse he keeps coming back with more stuff.” Romans was a four-year starter in college, splitting his years at Roanoke College and Long Island-Post. Before a professional lacrosse league existed, Romans played for a Long Island Athletic Club that won a national title. He began his coaching career at Suffolk Community College in New York. Most recently, the Aurora resident has had stints at Naperville North, Neuqua Valley and Naperville Central. “He’s got a wealth of knowledge with lacrosse and has been around since they were playing in loincloths,” Batavia assistant coach Scott Salvati said. “He’s awesome. He’s coached at just about every level and it really is like a full-time job to steer a program, especially a new one, so it’s great to find someone like Sandy who can dedicate the time to take us to the next level.” Success won’t come overnight, and it’s not to be expected. Batavia went 1-18 in its debut season in the IHSLA last spring. Before that, the team was playing in the NILAX

“I’m hopeful we can develop the program here. It’s going to be interesting to see how we do in the irst year.”

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Opening day of tourney is the perfect time for players to walk off the court By Josh Levin SLATE ASHINGTON – It’s time for March Madness, that magical three-week stretch when all of college sports’ revenue streams converge. In 2010, the NCAA signed a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal with CBS and Turner to broadcast the tournament. The NCAA also earns money from ticket sales and concessions, while its TV partners give ample on-air callouts to advertisers – sorry, “NCAA Corporate Champions” – AT&T, Capital One, and Coca-Cola, all of whom line the organization’s pockets with more than $35 million per year. Florida coach Billy Donovan and Oregon’s Dana Altman among others earned contract bonuses when their teams made the NCAA tournament field. And even if you set aside Warren Buffett’s imaginary $1 billion bounty for a perfect bracket, there is still an enormous load of cash flying around in Vegas and in office pools across the country. The players who make all this money-grubbing possible get a college scholarship, a jersey, and a plane ride to Orlando, Buffalo, or Spokane, where they have the privilege of entertaining the American public for free. In his 2011 call to arms “The Shame of College Sports,” Taylor Branch wrote that the NCAA “edifice depends on the players’ willingness to perform what is effectively volunteer work.” Branch continues: William Friday, the former North Carolina president, recalls being yanked from one Knight Commission meeting and sworn to secrecy about what might happen if a certain team made the NCAA championship basketball game. “They were going to dress and go out on the floor,” Friday told me, “but refuse to play,” in a wildcat student strike. Skeptics doubted such a diabolical plot. These were college kids – unlikely to second-guess their coaches, let alone forfeit

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the dream of a championship. Still, it was unnerving to contemplate what hung on the consent of a few young volunteers: several hundred million dollars in television revenue, countless livelihoods, the NCAA budget, and subsidies for sports at more than 1,000 schools. Friday’s informants exhaled when the suspect team lost before the finals. Whether or not you believe this specific story, you’ve got to admit that it’s an ingenious ploy. The popcorn is popped, the commercials are queued up, and the best players in the college game refuse to take the floor. Take that, corporate champions! A walkout at the Final Four would get the world’s attention. An even better plan would be for players to go on strike as the first round of games gets set to begin on Thursday afternoon. Even a simple, brief show of organized action – a two-minute-long delay before the opening tip, with players from both teams standing in a line across center court – would hijack the conversation about March Madness, redirecting attention from what’s happening on the floor to the NCAA’s unfair practices off the court. In 2012-2013, the NCAA distributed $188 million from its basketball fund to Division I conferences based on their performance in the tournament over a six-year period. This money, of course, is not earmarked for basketball players, or for any other college athletes. A school can use it to pay a coach’s contract bonus, or to build a new weight room, but it would be against NCAA rules to hand it out to the athletes who did the most to earn it. Law professor Marc Edelman suggested recently that a fair market wage for playing in the tournament might be $340,000 per player – that’s 45 percent of NCAA tournament broadcast revenues divided by 68 teams, with 15 players a team. Edelman also puts forward a $170,000-per-player-

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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett gets a high five from guard Justin Anderson after the Cavaliers forced a missed shot by Pittsburgh guard James Robinson during the final seconds of their Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal. Virginia will play Coastal Carolina in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. a-game plan that acknowledges that some teams advance further in the tournament than others. Neither of these formulas makes sense. Edelman fails to acknowledge that in pro sports, all the players (not just the ones who make the playoffs) collectively share a percentage (typically between 45 and 50 percent) of all the revenue generated by that sport. There is no simple formula to figure out how college basketball’s cash should be distributed. But it stands to reason that all 351 Division I teams should benefit from the revenues reaped on college hoops’ biggest stage. If you took half of the NCAA’s average annual tournament broadcast revenue, divided it equally among those 351 teams, then divided it again to give an equal cut to 15 players per squad, you’d get around $73,000 per head. And that doesn’t even factor in things like ticket sales. The point is that there is a lot of money to go around, and it’s about time college basketball players got some of it. In the past year, there have been a few stirrings of activism from college athletes. Back in September, a handful of football players adorned themselves with the letters

“APU” – All Players United – in a show of solidarity coordinated by the National College Players Association, an advocacy group run by ex-UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma. “They came up with a way they felt comfortable to show unity,” said Huma. “This is an effort, this is a call for players of all sports, anyone who supports players’ pursuit of basic protections.” The next phase came in January, when Northwestern University football players took the first steps to form a union. There are also a handful of lawsuits that could burn the NCAA to the ground. The most recent was just filed by labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler, and it states that the NCAA and major athletic conferences “have entered into what amounts to cartel agreements with the avowed purpose and effect of placing a ceiling on the compensation that may be paid to these athletes for their services. Those restrictions are pernicious, a blatant violation of the antitrust laws, have no legitimate pro-competitive justification, and should now be struck down and enjoined.” The time is right for a big collective action, something more akin to a giant leap than a baby step. A strike on

the first big day of the NCAA tournament would certainly fit those parameters. It would be impossible to blame any team that wanted to focus on the big game and nothing else. March Madness is what they’ve been working toward all season. Then again, when you’re working toward something that earns somebody else a huge amount of money, you generally get paid for that work. It’d take a brave group of undergrads to hold all those revenue streams hostage. As Branch wrote, all of that broadcast revenue, the ad dollars, the coaches’ bonuses, the office pool kitty – it all depends “on the consent of a few young volunteers.” Here’s how a strike might look. At 12:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, Ohio State and Dayton link arms as the cameras roll, refusing to acknowledge the referees. Twenty-five minutes later, the men of American University walk off the court before their game against Wisconsin – a move far more historic and memorable than any 15-over2 upset. Back in the CBS studio, Ernie Johnson, Clark Kellogg, and Charles Barkley are gobsmacked by what’s happening on their monitors. (Please, please let this happen just so we can hear what Barkley has to say.) During commercial breaks, viewers are forced to reckon with all the money flowing into these games – and where that money isn’t flowing. Rather than a B6 story about a 15 beating a 2, the AU-Wisconsin game is A1 news for days. Nobody will care about President Obama’s bracket. Instead, reporters will be lining up to hear his opinion on the NCAA strike. Yeah, none of this is probably going to happen. But this is what March Madness is all about: Before the games begin, anything seems possible. • Levin is Slate’s executive editor. You can email him at sportsnut@slate.com, visit his website, and follow him on Twitter at @josh_levin.


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A year ago, State Rep. Carol Sente felt like she was sitting on the opposite side of the table from the IHSA in how it handled head injuries among high school athletes. Now, while the IHSA waits to learn whether schools will approve eliminating full-padded summer football workouts, the Lincolnshire Democrat will turn her attention to educating coaches and athletic directors. Sente will introduce House Bill 5431 to the state education committee this morning. The bill would require all athletic directors, high school coaches and assistant coaches – regardless of sport – to complete an online concussion certification program. The program would be free. Sente, who tried unsuccessfully last year to limit tackling in practice to twice a week, views her new bill as a compromise and a “reasonable alternative.” “I still want to move forward and feel like each year, we’re protecting our kids from this risk,” Sente said on Wednesday. “I talk to people all the time and they are not aware of the risks.” IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman is expected to testify during Thursday’s committee meeting. Since Sente began holding town hall meetings on concussion-related topics last year, the IHSA has worked to investigate new ways to improve player safety. Football has remained at the center of the head injury debate. But other high school sports – including volleyball, soccer and cheerleading – have produced a large number of concussions. Sente said more people need to become involved in the discussion. She said the certification and training will not only deal with concussions, but also with the dangers of sub-concussive hits. Sente believes H.B. 5431 represents a logical next step in her goal to make high school sports safer. The results of the voting on eliminating full-padded workouts and full-contact drills during summer camps will be announced April 21. – Jeff Arnold,

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Bobby Orr (1948), hockey player; William Hurt (1950), actor; Spike Lee (1957), filmmaker; Holly Hunter (1958), actress; Kathy Ireland (1963), model/actress; David Thewlis (1963), actor; Michael Rapaport (1970), actor. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You can make impressive strides in your career if you trade your dreams for realities. Don’t let any opportunity get away from you due to unpreparedness. Continue to improve your skills, and you will connect with people who can help you advance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Be sure to take extra care while en route to a destination. With encouragement on your part, a current companion will turn into a romantic partner. New friends will be impressed by your energy and enthusiasm. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – This is a great day to spend an enjoyable time with friends, relatives and family. Good fortune is within reach. Consider making home improvements or looking at a property investment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Networking can bring positive results if you connect with someone whose abilities complement your own. You will be well-regarded if you join an organization whose principles reflect your beliefs. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – An incomplete project will be distracting. Share any problems you face with a colleague; asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Put less important affairs aside and focus on getting things done. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Love and romance are in the stars. Consider a change of scenery. Participating in a new and exciting social activity will have some surprising results. Don’t hesitate to try something different. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Inactivity is your enemy. Make an effort to go out with friends or find an interesting event in your community. The busier you are, the more energized you will feel. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – It’s vital to include some self-promotion in your business dealings. When others are aware of your innovative views, they will be more inclined to contribute to your plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Your abilities will be showcased if you are able to combine business with pleasure. Others will be inspired by your resourcefulness and integrity. New partnerships look promising. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Take a break from everyday activities and surround yourself with people who are in tune with your creative and artistic aspirations. Sharing your ideas will stimulate a desire for new ventures. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Don’t be too quick to reveal your personal affairs. It’s possible that someone may be trying to derail your plans. You can avoid problems with a slow and steady approach. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – There is a world of opportunity open to you, so don’t feel trapped in your current situation. Make yourself aware of the many possibilities available, and consider a new direction. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – If you are feeling unfulfilled, assess your current situation realistically, and prepare to make some changes. Don’t wait for someone else to make the first move.

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ movie a worthy – but not great – sequel By DANA BARBUTO The Patriot Ledger Before our poison pens even get to write the words “unnecessary sequel,” the filmmakers behind “Muppets Most Wanted” steal the wind from the critics’ sails and do it for us with the opening song, “We’re Doing a Sequel.” It’s a thumb-tothe-nose number suggesting Disney wanted another pay day. “All we need now is a half-decent plot,” and “How about the Muppets go on a world tour?” – sing Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and Miss Piggy. James Bobin, who directed the 2011 smash “The Muppets,” is back behind the camera working from a script he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller. They deliver more giggles, groans, pratfalls and mild rude humor (a city called “Poop-enburg”) for the pint-sized set. And there’s enough nostalgia and self-referential fun hanging around to amuse adults who grew up watching the Muppets on TV. It’s all enhanced by peppy musical numbers and puns. Humans, played by Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and a dozen or so celebrity cameos (Rob Corddry, Christoph Waltz doing a waltz and Usher being an usher) mix it up with the Muppets. What’s missing is Jason Segel (“I Love You, Man”), who co-wrote and starred in “The Muppets” with five-time Oscar-nominee Amy Adams (“American Hustle”). They were the movie’s emotional center, making it better than it had a right. The sequel doesn’t have the same spark or

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“Muppets Most Wanted,” directed and co-written by James Bobin, is the sequel to the 2011 film “The Muppets.” whimsy, just recycling. The Muppets head to Europe on a world tour, a la “Cars 2,” with stops in Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. They get double-crossed by Gervais’s fast-talking agent Dominic Bad Guy, pronounced “Badgee. It’s French,” he says in a British accent, promising the felt-covered bunch, fame, fortune and sold-out theaters. In a case of mistaken identity, Kermit – who looks exactly like “the world’s most dangerous frog,” Constantine, ends up serving time in a Russian gulag run by Nadya (Fey, hamming it up in a severe Soviet-style overcoat.) With a heavy Eastern European accent that sounds like

Teddy KGB in “Rounders,” Constantine covers up the mole on his snout and passes himself off as Kermit. None of the Muppets, even the lovelorn Piggy, who knows her Kermie best, question anything until Walter, the newest Muppet introduced in the last film, grows suspicious of the frog’s uncharacteristic behavior. Kermit would never let Gonzo stage an indoor running of the bulls or have Piggy perform five Celine Dion songs. Kermit is separated from the rest of the crew for most of the movie, but his BFFs in jail – Ray Liotta, Danny Trejo, Jermaine Clement – make the prison scenes a riot with big numbers like “The

Casa Grande” and “The Big House.” Elsewhere, Burrell plays goofy Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, who is merely a version of his “Modern Family” character. He’s paired with Sam the Eagle as a CIA operative. The sight gag of the pair stuffed into a teeny Interpol car is played for a few laughs to the delight of the small fries. The movie is preceded by an amusing Pixar short called “Party Central” featuring the gang from “Monsters University.”

• “Muppets Most Wanted” is rated PG for some mild action. The cast includes Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell. Grade: B.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips nation is still an open question. Dear Abby: I moved into my boyfriend’s home several months ago. In the beginning, he was very attentive and we had fun together. But over the last couple of months, he has become abusive and unbearable to live with. He orders me around and double-checks to make sure I’m doing things “his way.” I feel as though there isn’t room to breathe and no way out. I have lost weight, and I’m having trouble sleeping now. I have no family or friends who can help me out. I want to end this misery! But how? – Miserable In Florida Dear Miserable: Pick up the phone and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-7997233). Although your boyfriend’s controlling behavior hasn’t yet escalated to physical abuse, it very

well could. The counselors at the hotline can help you to formulate a plan so you can safely get away. Please don’t wait to make the call. Dear Abby: We live in a small town. My husband is friendly and outgoing and seems to know everyone. Meals out that should be quiet affairs turn into social situations I do not want to be part of. I have wracked my brain as to a polite response to people when they say, “Join us!” I don’t WANT to join them. How do we politely decline their friendly offer? – “Not Tonight” In North Carolina Dear “Not Tonight”: A polite way to refuse would be to say, “We’d love to do that another time, but it has been a long day and we just want to sit and be quiet.” It wouldn’t be considered rude unless you say it often. If these people are friends, they should understand because not everyone is up for company all the time. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Various causes for changes in urination Dear Doctor K: I am a 52-year-old man. When I finish urinating, I drip much more then I used to. And I have a stinging sensation in my urethra. What could cause this? Dear Reader: What you’re experiencing is a very common complaint. As we age, several things happen. One is some enlargement of the prostate gland. This is called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. Your doctor can perform a digital rectal exam to assess the size and texture of your prostate gland. As the prostate gland increases in size, the bladder (which stores urine) has to exert more pressure to get rid of the last drops of urine. When that happens, some of that pressure gets placed on the part of the bladder called the bladder neck. This muscular portion of the bladder can contract, leading to the stinging sensation you mention. Particularly if the stinging sensation is located at the very tip of your penis, bladder neck pressure is the most likely cause. If this is the case, your doctor can prescribe medication to relax smooth muscle in the bladder neck. If your prostate is enlarged, your doctor can also suggest

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff lifestyle changes that may help to control your symptoms. For example, avoid drinking caffeinated and alcoholic beverages in the evening. Both can affect the muscle tone of the bladder and stimulate the kidneys to produce urine. If necessary, medications and surgical options are also available. Stinging sensations can also result from an infection in the bladder (a urinary tract infection, or UTI) or in the prostate gland (prostatitis). Antibiotics can treat both types of infection. Other symptoms are common when you have a bladder infection. These include suddenly having to urinate a lot more often than usual. They also include feeling like you can’t hold it when the urge comes on. When a bladder infection spreads to the kidneys, it can cause pain in the back. An infection of the prostate is more likely if you also have an aching sensation in your groin. Fevers, shaking chills, nausea or vomiting are also signs of an

infection. If you have these symptoms, you should contact your doctor promptly. Another possibility is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). An STD usually produces a milky or whitish penile discharge in addition to the symptoms you mentioned. Your doctor can take a urine sample or a sample of the discharge to test for a UTI, prostatitis or an STD. Prolonged dripping may also be a symptom of an overactive bladder. This is a common condition in older men. An overactive bladder may cause occasional, uncontrollable loss of urine. A person may frequently urinate small amounts yet still feel a great urge to urinate. Several exercises can help with an overactive bladder. Effective medicines also are available. Quite often, doctors don’t find a specific reason for the types of symptoms you have. And initial treatment might not help. This can be frustrating, but keep working with your doctor. It’s likely you will get some relief.

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

Dr. Wallace: I am 17 and my problem is a guy – what else is new? My boyfriend and I have been dating on and off for over three years, but it seems like we always break up over some argument that I start. The last time we broke up it was about him smiling at other girls while he was out with me. He still took me to the senior prom, so he must have still liked me. I had fun, but we fought over small stuff. Then he went off to college, and I’m a senior in high school. I can now see that it was my fault that we had all these problems, but I also realize that I really do love him. I wrote several letters to him at college, but he didn’t answer any of them. Then one day he was in town and called me and we had lunch at a local restaurant. He asked me not to contact him again because he had no feelings for me and would not be seeing me again. He also told me he was dating a college girl and was very happy. Dr. Wallace, I kind of think he still cares for me. My birthday party is coming up and I’d like to invite him, but I thought I should ask you for your opinion before I do. – Connie, Birmingham, Ala. Dear Connie: The party’s over with this guy. Find someone else to be your boyfriend, and if you want to keep the new guy around for a while, don’t make the same mistakes that you made with your college boy. Dr. Wallace: My mom is a chain smoker. She smokes like a chimney – 2 or 3 packs

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace of cigarettes a day. She sometimes even has forgotten that she had a lit one in the ashtray and then lights up another one. Besides smoking and filling the air with smoke, she is always turning up the heat because she says she feels cold. My dad and I are wondering if there might be some connection between feeling cold all the time and smoking? Can you tell us? – Tyler, Jackson, Miss. Dear Tyler: According to the American Cancer Society’s brochure, “Kicking the Habit,” a human body has 96,000 miles of blood vessels, which constrict with every puff of a cigarette, restricting a fresh supply of life-sustaining oxygenated blood from reaching the organs. This is why smokers frequently complain of being cold, especially in their hands and feet. Their extremities are not receiving sufficient oxygen. Smoking also lowers the skin temperature. I’d recommend that you get Mom a copy of this free brochure. Call the nearest American Cancer Society office for details. The number is in the White Pages of your telephone directory. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.

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Dear Abby: Due to various anti-drug lectures he was exposed to at school, my 13-year-old son believes that marijuana is not only illegal, but also is very bad for you. He said it is poison. My state has recently legalized marijuana and I am at a loss about how to explain to him that pot is no longer “that bad,” as people partake of it in a responsible manner going forward. Any suggestions? – Colorado Mom Dear Mom: Marijuana isn’t poison, unless it was sprayed with a poisonous chemical before being harvested. The marijuana being sold to adults in the states where it is now legal has been carefully cultivated and harvested. Its use is not encouraged among teenagers, however, because research has shown it can impair brain development among young people. Stress to your son that like alcohol, marijuana can slow reaction time and impair judgment and memory, which is why it’s illegal for minors to use it. Whether it will become legal across the

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From a weak major to a weak minor

CELEBRITY CIPHER

Ernie Harwell, who called the play-by-play for the Detroit Tigers for 42 years, said, “Everybody in the minor leagues – if you’re a player, an announcer, whatever – wants to be in the big leagues.” At the bridge table, when we see a long minor suit, we probably wish it were a major suit. The game revolves around majors and no-trump, not minors. However, when we have a long minor, we must make the best pitch we can. In yesterday’s deal, opener started with one no-trump and responder had a weak hand with a long major. He bailed out of no-trump into his long suit via a transfer bid. Today, the responder has a long minor. What should he do? I believe everyone should use transfers into the majors, but only take up transfers into the minors with regular partners. (If you would like to learn about these transfers, go to my website, phillipalderbridge.com.) If you do not use minor-suit transfers, the best way to sign off in a minor is by immediately jumping to three of your long suit, which must contain at least six cards – as in today’s deal. If you use minor-suit transfers, follow your partnership methods. And note that one no-trump ought to fail. How should South plan the play in three diamonds after West leads the heart jack? Declarer starts with two losers in the majors and at least one trump loser. His basic plan should be to lead trumps toward his hand, up to his honors, and to take club finesses when in his hand. Here, he will lose one spade, one heart and two diamonds to make his contract.


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL G. BOGNAR, MARLENE BOGNAR a/k/a MARLENE A. BOGNAR, THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-6, ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2006-6, KIMBALL FARMS MASTER

ptio any ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS DEPART- insurance company and easeMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN ments, covenants and restrictions of OWNERS AND NON-RECORD record. CLAIMANTS, Defendants. (G) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN Cause No.: 12CH4140 POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE TER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF that pursuant to a Judgment of THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FOREForeclosure entered by the Court in CLOSURE LAW. the above-entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so (H) Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15much thereof as shall be sufficient 1507.1, entitled "Judicial sale fee to satisfy said judgment, will be for Abandoned Residential Property sold to the highest bidder. Municipality Relief Fund," upon and at the sale of residential real (A) The name, address and tele- estate under Section 15-1507, the phone number of the person to purchaser shall pay to the person contact for information regarding conducting the sale pursuant to the real estate is: Greggory Dirmey- Section 15-1507 a fee for deposit er, Legal Affairs Representative, into the Abandoned Residential Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Property Municipality Relief Fund, a Inc., 500 Alcoa Trail, Maryville, TN special fund created in the State 37804, 1-865-380-3000, Ext. treasury. The fee shall be calculat5187. ed at the rate of $1.00 for each $1,000.00 or fraction thereof of (B) The real estate is commonly the amount paid by the purchaser known and numbered as 3126 to the person conducting the sale, Merrywell Ct., Carpentersville, IL as reflected in the receipt of sale is60110-3422. sued to the purchaser, provided that in no event shall the fee exceed (C) The legal description of the $300.00. No fee shall be paid by real estate is: the mortgagee acquiring the resiPIN#: 03-08-328-028 dential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any (D) The time and place of the mortgagee, judgment creditor, or sale are: Public sale at 9:00 a.m., other lienor acquiring the residential on April 17, 2014, in Court Room real estate whose rights in and to JC100 at the Kane County Judicial the residential real estate arose prior Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. to the sale. Upon confirmation of Charles, Illinois 60175. Registra- the sale under Section 15-1508, tion for the sale will begin at 8:45 the person conducting the sale a.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. Only shall remit the fee to the clerk of the those that register will be allowed to court in which the foreclosure case bid. is pending. The clerk shall remit the fee to the State Treasurer as proThe property will NOT be open vided in this Section, to be expendfor inspection. ed for the purposes set forth in Section 7.31 of the Illinois Housing (E) The terms of the sale are: Development Act. Cash or certified check or the equivalent thereof. VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. (F) Title will be conveyed without By:___________________ warranties, subject to all general David G. Wasinger, real estate taxes which are a lien IlBar #6200269 upon the real estate, but have not Michael K. Daming, yet become due and payable; speIlBar #6281714 cial assessments, if any; other exCasey C. Cira, IlBar #6284738 ceptions, if any, set forth in the title THE WASINGER LAW GROUP, P.C.

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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com Magna Place, Suite 875 1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri 63144 (314) 961-0400 (314) 961-2726 (Fax) Attorneys for Plaintiff (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 20, 27 & April 3, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W13-3277 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION The Bank Of New York Mellon FKA The Bank Of New York As Trustee For The Certificateholders Of The CWMBS, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust2003-10CB, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 200323; Plaintiff, VS. Sean Michael Fried; Laura Ivianey Fried; Bank of America, N.A.; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Sean Michael Fried, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Laura Ivianey Fried, if any; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants; Defendants. 13 CH 2702 Judge Leonard Wojtecki NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: Sean Michael Fried, Laura Ivianey Fried; that Plaintiff has commenced this case in the Circuit Court of Kane County against you and other defendants, for foreclosure of a certain Mortgage lien recorded against the premises described as follows: C/K/A: 86 Augusta Drive, Gilberts, IL 60136 PIN: 02-36-204-020 said Mortgage was given by Sean Michael Fried and Laura Ivianey Fried, Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys-

gage gist Sy tems, Inc. acting solely as a nominee for Ryland Mortgage Company, an Ohio Corporation, Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003K066303. UNLESS YOU file your appearance or otherwise file your answer in this case in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Kane County, Kane County Courthouse, 540 South Randall Road, Saint Charles IL 60174 on or before April 7, 2014, A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED FOR IN THE PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W13-3277 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I585159 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 6, 13 & 20, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL G. BOGNAR, MARLENE BOGNAR a/k/a MARLENE A. BOGNAR, THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS

INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE TERWIN MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-6, ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2006-6, KIMBALL FARMS MASTER ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants.

for inspection. (E) The terms of the sale are: Cash or certified check or the equivalent thereof.

(F) Title will be conveyed without warranties, subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable; speMORTGAGE FORECLOSURE cial assessments, if any; other exCause No.: 12CH4140 ceptions, if any, set forth in the title NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE insurance company and easements, covenants and restrictions of PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given record. that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in (G) IF YOU ARE THE MORTthe above-entitled cause the prop- GAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU erty hereinafter described or so HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN much thereof as shall be sufficient POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFto satisfy said judgment, will be TER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF sold to the highest bidder. POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (c) OF (A) The name, address and tele- THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FOREphone number of the person to CLOSURE LAW. contact for information regarding the real estate is: Greggory Dirmey- (H) Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15er, Legal Affairs Representative, 1507.1, entitled "Judicial sale fee Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, for Abandoned Residential Property Inc., 500 Alcoa Trail, Maryville, TN Municipality Relief Fund," upon 37804, 1-865-380-3000, Ext. and at the sale of residential real 5187. estate under Section 15-1507, the purchaser shall pay to the person (B) The real estate is commonly conducting the sale pursuant to known and numbered as 3126 Section 15-1507 a fee for deposit Merrywell Ct., Carpentersville, IL into the Abandoned Residential 60110-3422. Property Municipality Relief Fund, a special fund created in the State (C) The legal description of the treasury. The fee shall be calculatreal estate is: ed at the rate of $1.00 for each LOT 100 IN KIMBALL FARMS $1,000.00 or fraction thereof of UNIT 6, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF the amount paid by the purchaser PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUAR- to the person conducting the sale, TER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 42 as reflected in the receipt of sale isNORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE sued to the purchaser, provided THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN that in no event shall the fee exceed KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. $300.00. No fee shall be paid by PIN#: 03-08-328-028 the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its (D) The time and place of the credit bid at the sale or by any sale are: Public sale at 9:00 a.m., mortgagee, judgment creditor, or on April 17, 2014, in Court Room other lienor acquiring the residential JC100 at the Kane County Judicial real estate whose rights in and to Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. the residential real estate arose prior Charles, Illinois 60175. Registra- to the sale. Upon confirmation of tion for the sale will begin at 8:45 the sale under Section 15-1508, a.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. Only the person conducting the sale those that register will be allowed to shall remit the fee to the clerk of the bid. court in which the foreclosure case is pending. The clerk shall remit The property will NOT be open the fee to the State Treasurer as provided in this Section, to be expended for the purposes set forth in Section 7.31 of the Illinois Housing Development Act.

ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION The Bank Of New York Mellon FKA The Bank Of New York As Trustee For The Certificateholders Of The CWMBS, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust2003-10CB, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 200323; Plaintiff, VS. Sean Michael Fried; Laura Ivianey Fried; Bank of America, N.A.; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Sean Michael Fried, if any; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Laura Ivianey Fried, if any; Unknown Owners and Non Record Claimants; Defendants. 13 CH 2702 Judge Leonard Wojtecki NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you: Sean Michael Fried, Laura Ivianey Fried; that Plaintiff has commenced this case in the Circuit Court of Kane County against you and other defendants, for foreclosure of a certain Mortgage lien recorded against the premises described as follows: LOT 813 IN TIMBER TRAILS UNIT 8 BEING A PART OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 18, 2002 AS DOCUMENT 2002K010624, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 86 Augusta Drive, Gilberts, IL 60136 PIN: 02-36-204-020 said Mortgage was given by Sean Michael Fried and Laura Ivianey Fried, Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as a nominee for Ryland Mortgage Company, an Ohio Corporation, Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003K066303. UNLESS YOU file your appearance or otherwise file your answer in this case in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Kane County, Kane County Courthouse, 540 South Randall Road, Saint Charles IL 60174 on or before April 7, 2014, A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED FOR IN THE PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W13-3277 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I585159

Thursday, March 20, 2014 • Page 41 Defendants. Case No. 14 CH 143 1870 Havenshire Road, Aurora, IL 60502 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant (s) therein and praying and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before April 14, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on February 27, 2014. /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) /s/ Laura A. Duplantier One of Plaintiff's Attorney's Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

g prop ty file a verified claim, within 45 days after the effective date of notice, with the Kane County State's Attorney, Drug Forfeiture Unit, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL, 60175. The claim must set forth (i) the caption of the proceedings as set forth on this notice of pending forfeiture and the name of the claimant; (ii) the address at which the claimant will accept mail; (iii) the nature and extent of the claimant's interest in the property; (iv) the date, identity of the transferor, and circumstances of the claimant's acquisition of the interest in the property; (v) the name and address of all other persons known to have an interest in the property; (vi) the specific provision of law relied on in asserting the property is not subject to forfeiture; (vii) all essential facts supporting each assertion; and (viii) the relief sought. You must also file, attached to your claim, a cost bond in the form of a cashier's check payable to the "Clerk of the Court" in the amount of 10% of the estimated total value of the property. If you are indigent, you may file an indigency affidavit instead of the cost bond. If you fail to file the claim and cost bond within 45 days, your interest in the property will be forfeited to the State of Illinois. Dated: March 14, 2014 /s/Thomas M. Hartwell CLERK

TAKE NOTICE TO: JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM, KANE COUNTY CLERK; Penny Wilkerson; Chateau Bluff Homeowners Association; Greg Wilkerson; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED; AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS. This is NOTICE of the filing of the Petition for Tax Deed on the following described property: LOT 13 IN CHATEAU BLUFF UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 18, 2003, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003K171969, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Property Index Number 03-27153-013 On August 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued. The real estate was sold on October 24, 2011 for general taxes of the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire July 31, 2014. Mindy S. Salyer, Attorney for Petitioner 312-609-0900

(Published in the Kane County Cert. # 2011-00837 Chronicle, March 20, 27 & April 3, 2014.) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle March 20, 21 & 22, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAX DEED NO. 14-TX-52 FILED March 13, 2014 TAKE NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE City of St. Charles 2014 Official Zoning Map Published

Notice is hereby given that the City of St. Charles, on March 17, 2014, published the 2014 Official Zoning Map. The map is available for viewing on the City website at: www.stcharlesil.gov, and color copies are available for purchase at the Building & Code Enforcement PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLI- This is NOTICE of the filing of the Division, 2 E. Main Street, St. Petition for Tax Deed on the followNOIS, Charles, IL 60174. ing described property: Plaintiff, v. (Published in the Kane County $82,185.00 UNITED STATE'S CUR- THE NORTH HALF OF THE Chronicle, March 20, 2014.) NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECRENCY, TION 11, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 42 Defendant. NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE 14 MR 224 THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN NOTICE BY PUBLICATION PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN: ANY AND ALL THE TOWNSHIP OF RUTLAND, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. UNKNOWN OWNERS AND INTERASSUMED NAME EST HOLDERS THAT FORFEITURE Property Index Number 02-11PUBLICATION NOTICE PROCEEDINGS ARE PENDING 100-010 TO: JOHN A. CUNNINGHAM, KANE COUNTY CLERK; Gilberts Development LLC; Delaware Trust & LendIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ing LLC; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PARTIES INTERESTED; AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS. KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. By:___________________ David G. Wasinger, IlBar #6200269 Michael K. Daming, IlBar #6281714 AGAINST THE ABOVE-CAPTIONED Casey C. Cira, IlBar #6284738 PROPERTY. THE WASINGER LAW GROUP, P.C. Take notice that on March 14, Magna Place, Suite 875 2014, a Complaint for Forfeiture 1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri 63144 (Published in the Kane County was filed in the above-captioned (314) 961-0400 Chronicle, March 6, 13 & 20, matter and on May 1, 2014, in courtroom 311 of the Kane County (314) 961-2726 (Fax) 2014.) Judicial Center, St. Charles, Illinois, Attorneys for Plaintiff at 9:00a.m., or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, the (Published in the Kane County PUBLIC NOTICE People will proceed on the forfeiture Chronicle, March 20, 27 & April 3, hearing process. $82,185.00 was 2014.) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT seized by the Kane County Sheriff's FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL Office on 2/13/14 at the location of CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – WB I-90 @ Route 47, Huntley, PUBLIC NOTICE Kane County, Illinois. The currency GENEVA, ILLINOIS seized were proceeds (a) obtained "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO JPMorgan Chase Bank, National directly or indirectly as a result of COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY IN- Association, the violation of 720ILCS5/29B-1, FORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE Plaintiff, or (b) were used or intended to be USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" vs. used, in any manner or part, to W13-3277 Lisa M. Bowles; Stonegate West commit, or to facilitate the commisIN THE CIRCUIT COURT Carriage Homes Condominium As- sion of, a violation of the Money OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL sociation; Unknown Owners and Laundering Act. Any person claimNon-Record Claimants; DISTRICT KANE COUNTY, ing an interest in this property must

On August 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. the Petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued. The real estate was sold on October 24, 2011 for general taxes of the year 2010. The period of redemption will expire July 31, 2014.

Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as AK FURIO located at 103 N. 11th Ave., St. Mindy S. Salyer, Charles, IL 60174. Attorney for Petitioner 312-609-0900 Dated: March 18, 2014.

Cert. # 2011-00300

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 20, 21 & 22, (Published in the Kane County 2014.) Chronicle, March 20, 27 & April 3, 2014.)

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At times, paper beats all else By NICOLE ANZIA Special To The Washington Post Although electronic devices are taking the place of paper in many ways, paper is not obsolete. In fact, writing things down helps many of my clients remember important dates and tasks. I do spend a lot of time helping people eliminate piles of paper, but not all paper is problematic. If you use a paper calendar or notebook and it works for you, stick with it. Just follow these guidelines to make sure you’re using the paper effectively, in combination with your smartphone or computer. • To-do lists. There’s nothing like literally crossing something off your to-do list. If you rely on paper to keep track of tasks, use a small notebook instead of random scraps of paper or sticky notes. A notebook keeps everything together and lets you go back to reference old tasks if necessary. Update your to-do list daily and rewrite it entirely once a week. Carry the notebook with you so you can add tasks as they pop into your head. If you use the tasks and notes features on your phone or computer, be sure to consolidate your paper and electronic to-do lists at least once a week. • Calendars. Electronic calendars are great for keeping track of important dates, meetings and activities while we’re on the go. But the act of writing an appointment on a calendar is a proven memory aid, which is why so many people prefer paper for scheduling. To make a paper calendar work well, keep one master calendar to avoid overbooking and update it with new appointments immediately, if possible. If you’re not carrying your day-planner with you and a new appointment arises, send yourself an email or make an electronic note, then add it to your paper calendar when you get home. Wall calendars are great for keeping the whole family informed. They provide a vi-

sual map of the month ahead and are helpful for explaining to children what is happening when. • Notecards. Almost all of us communicate with friends and family through email, but a handwritten card is still special to send and receive. Store greeting cards and notecards in one place, so you’re familiar with what you have on hand. This will prevent overbuying. Keep your cards accessible, preferably near the place you process mail so you can find, write and send your cards easily. You can even put return-address labels and stamps on envelopes so you can get the card all the way to the mailbox without any deterrents. If you like to keep cards that you or your children receive from relatives and friends, find a central location and use a basket, bin or box to put them in. At the end of the year, go through the box and discard those you no longer want to keep. Move the remainder to storage elsewhere in the house and label the container accordingly. • Address books. Electronic address books have made life so much easier and have largely replaced paper address books, even for the least technically inclined among us. We no longer have to remember phone numbers and addresses because they are all available to us at the touch of a button. But they work only if

you take the time to input updated information as you receive it. When someone hands you a business card or you receive a card in the mail with a new return address, take a moment to enter the information into your electronic device and then toss the paper. You will thank yourself later. Back up your device at least weekly, and print out your address book once a month so you have a hard copy in case your electronic device crashes or gets lost. • Miscellaneous. People tell me almost daily that if they don’t see something immediately in front of them, they forget about it. Keeping things like paper party invitations, important school or doctor appointment reminders and sports schedules displayed where you will see them is totally fine and is much better than throwing them into a stack on the kitchen counter or dining room table. When you have a minute, input the dates, times and locations into your computer or phone. To keep your bulletin board or refrigerator looking neat, take 10 minutes every few weeks to make sure the items posted are current. Our phones and computers are invaluable tools for almost everything we do, but sometimes going back to basics and keeping things simple is the best organizational tool.

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Four gardening tips for spring By DAVID SCOTT More Content Now If you’re planting a garden this spring, you’re going to want to brush up on some tips after a long, cold winter. There’s nothing better than spending quality time in the backyard building something beautiful – but only if you’re armed with the right strategies. Here are four of them.

1. Plant at the proper time and place. Your local

newspaper’s outdoors or lifestyle section may let you know what’s best to plant each month, especially if gardening is popular in your area. You can also refer to the instructions on the seed packets or do some research

online. According to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the University of California, Davis, you should place plants expected to grow bigger on the north side of your garden and shorter plants on the southern side. This prevents taller plants from blocking the sun. 2. Water creatively. If you boil a lot of vegetables as part of your household diet, Weekend Gardener Magazine says to use that water on your plants to fertilize them and improve their color. You can mist your seedlings with chamomile tea, which serves as a natural fungicide.

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and a muted cream/burgundy/ navy/green tapestry armchair in the living room. Light hardwood floors and light wood coffee table. I would like an area rug to anchor that part of the room, but I am not sure if I should look for something solid-colored or if a patterned rug would be OK. How can you tell if different patterns are working together or fighting each other? MH: It’s important in this case to

THE WASHINGTON POST Interior designer Michael Hampton joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week on The Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Jura Koncius: What are some of your favorite lights or chandeliers to use in a dining room? Michael Hampton: I always like to

find vintage or antique pieces. But I love the fixtures from Dessin Fournir and Circa Lighting.

JK: I am having my kitchen renovated and opened up to the living and dining room area, which gets bright light all day long. My granite is Verde Laura and the cabinets are off-white. There is parquet flooring in the living and dining room. Can you suggest a paint color for the living and dining rooms? I like Benjamin Moore paints. MH: I’m not sure what the Verde Laura

JK: I’m looking for a kid-friendly sectional that looks great and won’t cost more than a small car. Any suggestions of where to start

• SPRING Continued from page 2 3. Fertilize with egg shells. According to Back-

woods Home Magazine, egg shells serve as an effective fertilizer for your garden. They contain calcium, nitrogen and other trace elements conducive to plant growth. Run them through your food processor and sprinkle them around the base of each plant. Just be sure to clean your appliances thoroughly before using them again.

4. Spread out weeding time. If you’ve ever main-

tained a garden before, you know that weeding is one of the most important parts of keeping it in tip-top shape. Instead of doing your weeding all at once, try covering a portion of your garden every few days. Karen Bussolini, a NOFA-accredited organic land care professional and eco-friendly garden coach, says

my search? MH: West Elm or Pottery Barn would be my first stops.

JK: I’m looking for ideas on decorating a rental beach house. I want to update the look but not spend too much money. The house gets a lot of wear and tear, so durable decorating ideas would be best. Painting is not an option, but lamps, pictures, etc., would be

to “keep the ground covered with plants or mulch to give weeds no place to seed in. Mulch also keeps soil moist and cool.” Keep yourself safe while gardening by always using gloves when handling potting soil, compost and any other type of dirt – it could contain dangerous chemicals, especially if you use pesticides or fertilizer. Even if these things have only been used previously in your garden, they could pose a threat. If you’ve got dirt under your fingernails when you’re done, HGTV suggests using them to scrape some soap off of a bar and scrubbing them with a nail brush. Gardening is fun, therapeutic and a great form of exercise – just be sure you stay safe in the process.

• David Scott is a homeowner in Georgia, who writes about home improvement, DIY projects, frugal living and green initiatives.

good. MH: There are so many incredible

outdoor fabrics available on the market now for upholstering, making pillows, etc. Think of materials that will take the abuse. Metals and durable woods such as oak. I love the outdoor sisals that are available through Sisal Direct. They look almost like real sisal and you can hose them off.

JK: We have a moss-green sofa

JK: I live in a new home with 12-foot ceilings. We need large wall art for some big walls, but we can’t afford to pay $5,000 per canvas. I am not a fan of reproductions. Any suggestions where to look for affordable, original art? MH: That’s a tough one ... check out local art schools to see what their students are doing. They often have shows that feature their work, and usually they’re for sale. There’s some great talent out there.

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looks like, but I’m assuming it is in the green family. What if you did the walls in a pretty, soft green like Peaceful Garden or Pistachio Ice Cream from Benjamin Moore’s Color Stories line?

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When choosing lighting or chandeliers for a dining room, interior designer Michael Hampton prefers to use vintage or antique pieces.

consider the scale of the patterns. If the scale of the pattern on the chair is larger, you might look at doing a more neutral-colored rug in a soft green and cream that’s in a smaller-scale pattern. To connect the colors on the sofa and chair, perhaps you could bring some pillows on the sofa that pick up colors from the chair.

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Real Estate Transfers Batavia

1389 Spencer Ln 1389: Sold on or before 021814 by Johnson Trust to Marilyn Profitlich; $158,000.00 1631 Fox Trail Dr: Sold on or before 022514 by Richard E Voland Jr to Paul Skrivan; $365,000.00 328 Laurel St: Sold on or before 021414 by Aspen Shackelton Ii Llc to Jeffery Pini & Kimberly Pini; $120,000.00 393 Meadowrue Ln: Sold on or before 021914 by Sam R Rotolo to Kristy L Krauch; $215,000.00 405 S Forest Ave: Sold on or before 022614 by Francis E Youssi Estate to Cathy L Searl & William G Koester; $213,500.00 533 E Wilson St: Sold on or before 021814 by Elmer W Kinsala to Benjamin J Stephens; $75,000.00

723 W Wilson St: Sold on or before 022614 by Harold G Anderson to Randy J Kowalewski & Susan M Kowalewski; $177,000.00 821 Mark Twain Trl: Sold on or before 021814 by Michael Acklin to Timothy J Owca & Giancarla M Owca; $378,500.00 831 Twin Elms Ln: Sold on or before 022514 by Harris Trust to John R Matson & Christine D Matson; $455,000.00

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1149 Swan Dr: Sold on or before 022414 by Osamu Tanizaki to Nathan R Good & Kristin G Good; $211,000.00 2N540 Beith Rd: Sold on or before 022514 by Thomas Castellano to Raymond M Henrich & Benjamin J Henrich; $152,000.00

2S291 Pine Row Ct: Sold on or before 022114 by Gary D Lind to Craig J Cowan & Coleen M Cowan; $342,000.00

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0N320 Dooley Dr: Sold on or before 021414 by Martin Trust to Bonita K Baker; $189,000.00 0N598 Bowdish Dr: Sold on or before 021814 by Et Cet Era Land Co to Shodeen Homes Llc; $90,500.00 109 Planters Row: Sold on or before 022514 by Amy L Weisenborn to Jeff D Williams & Krista A Williams; $877,500.00 127 N Pine St: Sold on or before 022514 by Diane Marie Roach to Roger H Darby & Donna M Darby; $272,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 10

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Expert to present info about organic gardening BATAVIA– From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, the Community Green Team will sponsor a presentation by farmer and organic gardening expert Bill Scheffler. Scheffler will explain how to counteract the effects of the glyphosate herbicide and present solutions for growing organic food in home gardens. Admission and refreshments are free for the event, and no registration is required. The presentation will take place on the lower level of Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St., Batavia. A question–and– answer session will follow the event.

Mobile home property tax bills due in May GENEVA – The yearly mobile home property tax bills for Kane County are due Sunday, May 4. Payments are accepted by mail in the envelope provided and on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva. A 24-hour property tax drop box is also behind Building A at the Kane County Government Center. Bills were mailed March 4. Call the treasurer at 630-232-3565 for information. – Shaw Media LOOKING FOR A FLEXIBLE AND REWARDING CAREER?

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560 Fieldcrest, West Chicago 5 bdrm/2.5 bath, 3 car garage, updated kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, custom woodwork throughout (630) 584-7000 $313,900 08534148

Wonderful Floor Plan 4 bdrm/3.5 bath, all brick home on private street, full finished basement, beautiful upgraded kitchen (630) 584-7000 $529,900 08514635

Great Location 4 bdrm/2.5 bath, 4 season sunroom with heat and AC, upgraded kitchen, 2 fireplaces (630) 879-9555 $365,000 08486525

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

Charming Farmhouse 3 bdrm/2.5 bath, close to downtown Batavia, fireplace, large 2 car garage with additional room above (630) 879-9555 $150,000 08504200

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Spacious Mill Creek Colonial 5 bdrm/2.5 bath, large room sizes, finished basement, neutral décor (630) 879-9555 $281,000 08368123

Beautiful Townhome 3 bdrm/2.5 bath, first floor laundry, cooks kitchen, full basement (630) 584-7000 $169,900 08371192

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

Lovely End Unit 2 bdrm/3 bath condo with private entrance, large kitchen & fireplace (630) 584-7000 $219,000 08452738

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

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Spectacular Corner Lot 4 bdrm/4.5 bath, 3 car heated garage, brick paver patio and walkway, hardwood floors, updated kitchen and baths (630) 584-7000 $414,900 08533578

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

Awesome Private Lot 6 bdrm/5 bath, brick paver drive & patio,1st & 2nd floor master suites, finished basement (630) 896-5000 $452,999 08532773

First Time Offered 5 bdrm/2 bath, ranch with hardwood floors, full walkout basement, ¾ acre lot backs up to woods and creek (630) 879-9555 $249,900 08546883

St. Charles 630-584-7000 Elburn 630-365-4200 Batavia 630-879-9555 Sugar Grove 630-466-4600

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• 98 Homes Sold YTD • #1 Team in the Fox Valley • #2 RE/MAX Team in Illinois

St Charles

$275,000

Spacious 4BR/2.1BA Two Story on quiet culde-sac in Davis school area! Eat-in kitchen, family room w/brick fp, master w/private bath. Finished bsmt w/rec room, office & workshop. Tiered deck & more! 1136Charleston.com

LaFox

$379,000

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

Batavia

$297,000

Updated 4BR/2.1BA Braeburn home w/new siding, roof, soffits & gutters. New tile floors inside, eat-in kitchen, vaulted screened porch. Master w/luxury bath. Bsmt w/gas log fp, walk to park & more! 651Mair.com

Sugar Grove

$354,900

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

Elburn

$274,900

4BR/3.1BA Blackberry Creek two-story on fenced lot. Upgraded carpet & pad, crown molding, brick gas log fp, gourmet kitchen w/ Corian & stainless. Master suite w/luxury bath & huge walk-in closet. 612Holbrook.com

South Elgin

$549,900

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

St. Charles

$239,900

Wayne

$575,000

Maple Park

$25,000

Batavia

$699,900

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

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

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

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St Charles

Maple Park

$259,900

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

Elgin

$249,900

$254,900

$219,900

Spacious 4BR/2BA Cambridge home on quiet cul-de-sac! Huge living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen. Master w/shared bath, lower level family room w/brick fp. Backyard deck, gorgeous lot! 1359Madison.com

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

St. Charles

Elburn

$424,900

$224,900

Geneva

$799,000

St Charles

$309,900

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

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

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

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

Custom 5BR/5.1BA Colonial home in downtown Geneva! Walk to train, park, school & more. Over 4,900 sq ft, upgrades & updates galore, 1st flr master suite, finished bsmt, inground pool & paver patio! 700Peck.com

3BR/2BA brick front ranch in Renaux Manor. Open floor plan, hdwd floors, vaulted living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen. Master w/private bath, full bsmt, backyard patio & 2-car garage. 3609Provence.com

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Campton Hills

$189,900

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

$199,900

Mint condition 2BR/2BA end unit townhouse shows like a model! Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, tons of natural light. Master w/tray ceiling & private bath. Walkout lower level, deck, patio & more! 897Riding.com

$489,900

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

$499,900

Gorgeous 4BR/4BA Fox Mill Georgian backing to park! Extensive trimwork, newer roof, inground sprinkler, tiered patio, invisible pet fence. Full finished bsmt! Award winning schools! 4N414School.com

$334,900

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

$119,000

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

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$750,000

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

St. Charles

$529,900

Exquisite 4BR/3.5BA 2-story on gorgeous lot w/trees, excellent location, amenities, upgrades, gourmet eat-in kitchen, finished basement, formal DR, family room w/fpl, luxury master & more! 1014Thoroughbred.com

St Charles

$849,900

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

Batavia

$579,900

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

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St Charles

$199,900

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

Elburn

$279,000

Updated mint condition 3BR/2.1BA Traditional on 1.15 acre lot! Newer mechanicals, updated kitchen & newer roof. Luxury master bath w/ whirlpool, laminate flooring, Corian countertops, stainless & more! 4N531Whirlaway.com

St Charles

$219,900

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

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Geneva

$1,025,000

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

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St Charles $1,388,000 5 br, 5+2 ba French Provincial w/grand foyer, sweeping staircase, vol ceil, gour kit, 1st-flr master w/his/hers baths. 2-story fam rm w/fplc. Fin LL. FL rm & scrn porch. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

DeKalb $1,287,000 Restored 5 br, 3 ba Hiram Ellwood-owned property w/antique light fixt, hdwd flrs, restored baths, pocket drs, etched glass doors, stain glass lights, servant area & more. Roger Blomgren 630-369-9000

St Charles $1,199,000 Stunning 4 br, 5 ba executive-style home w/designer touches & details in family-friendly Majestic Oaks. 3 fplc, gourmet kit, in-ground pool/spa, full bsmt & much more. Linda Weber 630-779-6606

Batavia $749,900 4 br, 3+ ba home on quiet wooded cul-de-sac backing to huge estate! Hdwd flrs, 3 fplc, pro finished bsmt, fam rm w/ fplc, skylights, 1st flr mstr w/updated luxury ba. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

St Charles $700,000 4 br, 4.5 ba home on fantastic cul-de-sac lot overlooking pond & open space. Southern exposure! Kitchen w/walk-in pantry. English bsmt w/fplc. All-brick exterior. Scott Behrendt 630-377-1771

St Charles $589,900 Lovely 4 br, 4.5 ba home w/3.5-car garage & in-ground salt water pool w/stamped consrete patio. Huge island kit. Split staircase. Fin bsmt w/br, ba, fam rm & kit area. Suzi Warner 630-587-4690

Batavia $539,900 Former model home! 4 br, 3.5 ba home w/stone patio. Great floor plan incl open fam rm to kitchen, study, massive game room on 2nd floor & much more. Wood flrs. Jodi Sagil 630-334-2763

St Charles $535,900 Outstanding 4 br, 4 ba home on a mature, wooded & fenced lot overlooking a scenic pond w/amazing views! 2-story fam rm. Front & back stairs. Fin English basement. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

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St Charles $479,900 Incredible 4 br, 3 ba home w/loads of upgrades! Fam rm w/ brick fplc & views of priv tree-lined yard. 1st flr den/br. Full English walk-out bsmt w/roughed-in ba. Debora McKay 630-587-4672

40W682 Blue Lake Cir, St Charles $475,000 Quality-built 4 br, 4.5 ba Southampton home in excellent condition! Gourmet kit w/stainless appl. Fam rm w/flr-to-ceil fplc. Mstr suite w/lrg walk-in. Full fin bsmt. Suzy Macino 630-854-8828

1211 Lance Ave, Elburn $425,000 Spectacular 4 br, 4.5 ba custom-built home w/2 fplc, tandem 4-car garage, brick paver patio, pond, waterfall & built-in fire pit. Hdwd flrs. Close to Metra! Mary Wright 630-965-6098

Wayne $399,000 Beautiful 4 br, 2.5 ba updated home on wooded 1 acre lot backing to Pratt Woods & Horse Trails. New powder rm. White 6-panel doors. Newer furnace, a/c. Wrap-around deck. Pam Burke 630-935-2777

Elburn $359,000 3 br, 2 ba 2044 sq ft ranch w/vaul great rm w/wbfp, cust granite/ss kit & oak flrs thruout. Custom staircase, lux master w/walk-in closet & ba. Full 9’ bsmt & 3-car gar. Linda Mahaney 630-587-4724

St Charles $350,000 3 br, 3 ba 5000 sq ft brick ranch w/fin walkout bsmt w/2nd kit on wooded .5-ac. Vaul ceil & huge Corian kit w/ss appl. Master w/lux ba & walk-in closet. 3 fplc. Htd gar. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

St Charles $334,900 4 br, 2.5 ba home on cul-de-sac lot w/vista views! Extensive hdwd flrs, maple kit, 1st flr laundry, fin English bsmt, shed, 3-car gar. Patio fire pit adjacent to creek! Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

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Geneva $319,900 3 br, 2.5 ba true ranch TH w/open flr plan. Gas log fplc. Lrg great rm. Lrg deck off breakfast area. 10 ft ceil. Great English bsmt. 1st flr laundry & much more. Heide Hughes 630-587-4630

1556 Allen Ln, St Charles $299,000 Great loc! 4 br, 2.5 ba traditional 2-story home in quiet neighborhood. Updated roof, furnace, windows, hdwd flrs, crown molding. Basement w/100-bottle wine rack. Jim Trudeau 630-561-8212

Batavia $294,500 3 br, 2.5 ba home in perfect location! Mstr br w/lrg walk-in closet & priv ba. Eat-in kit w/atrium door. Tiered deck w/ seating overlooks deep lot. Newer roof & siding. Betty Theisen-Placek 630-460-9268

Elburn $289,000 One-of-a-kind estate on 2.6 acres! 4 br, 2.5 ba, covered patio, hdwd flrs, att 2-car garage & bonus building of aprox 1,200 ft. Arboretum, fruit orchard & vineyard. Cathleen Steinkuller 630-495-3500

St Charles $249,900 Former builder’s model! 2 br, 2.5 ba end unit TH loaded w/ upgrades. Loft, full basement, big kitchen, gleaming hdwd flrs, fam rm w/fplc, 2-car gar, 2nd flr laundry/ Cheryi Gatti 630-222-2445

Geneva $239,000 3 br, 1.5 ba all-brick ranch in perfect location. Walk to downtown area & schools! Fin bsmt w/rec rm. Newer roof, a/c. All appl stay. Heated 2-car garage. Fenced yard. Stephanie Doherty 630-643-3602

DeKalb $194,900 4 br home in immaculate cul-de-sac location. Island kit w/ pantry. 1st flr den/office & laundry rm. Lrg mstr w/walk-in closet. Nice mstr ba. Brick patio to back yard. Shannon Smiley 847-338-9415

DeKalb $146,700 Great 2 br, 2 bath .5-duplex w/Hugh-ceil thruout & 2-car gar. Kit w/all appl & nice-size eating area. Din rm. Liv rm w/gas fplc. Hdwd flrs. Master w/ba & walk-in closet. Suzi Warner 630-587-4690

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St Charles $499,900 Custom 3,600+ sq ft home on a cul-de-sac w/fabulous inground pool! 4 br, 3.5 ba, oversized fam rm, 1st flr den/br, all new Pella windows. Close to everything! Debora McKay 630-587-4672

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• TRANSFERS Continued from page 4 1341 Shoop Dr: Sold on or before 022614 by Randy M Wood to Tristan Wietsma & Kelly Wietsma; $317,000.00 1871 S Randall Rd A: Sold on or before 021914 by American Bank & Trust to Gleneagle Properties Llc; $285,500.00 22 S 4th St: Sold on or before 022614 by Joan Fleming to State Bank Of Geneva Trustee; $63,000.00 235 Westhaven Cir: Sold on or before 021914 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Brian D Torrence & Kelly P Torrence; $300,000.00 38W470 Callighan Pl: Sold on or before 021814 by Shodeen Trust to Shodeen Homes Llc; $100,000.00 609 Highbury Ln: Sold on or before 022514 by Glenn C Strovilas to Joseph Thue & Meghan Thue; $376,000.00

North Aurora

12 N Adams St: Sold on or before 022114 by Donald R Read to Karl A Read & Lauren Read; $100,000.00 142 Lilac Ln: Sold on or before 022014 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Randall M David; $115,000.00 2040 Westover Rd: Sold on or before 022014 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Scott R Cosentine & Taylor A Cosentine; $393,000.00 420 Hickory St: Sold on or before 022114 by Robert G Riccio to Kevin Brooks; $242,000.00 720 Fairfield Way: Sold on or before 022414 by Abhishek J Desai to Douglas M Bohr & Leah R Bohr; $240,000.00 824 Bennett Dr: Sold on or before 022514 by Mccue Builders Inc to Campbell Trust; $342,500.00

1127 S 2nd St: Sold on or before 021814 by Brookfield Relocation Inc to Carleton W Yoder; $280,000.00 1262 Fellows St: Sold on or before 022114 by Bastian Trust to James E Bastian; $117,000.00 1600 E Main St: Sold on or before 022514 by Dunham Inn Llc to Prabhu Krupa Llc; $3,300,000.00 1611 Lucylle Ave: Sold on or before 022614 by Kane County Sheriff to Deutsche Bank Trust Co America; $147,840.00 1712 Division St: Sold on or before 021414 by James R Seda to Jon Devon Van Drent; $222,000.00 1809 Emery Ct: Sold on or before 021914 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Richard Gockman; $190,000.00 1841 Moore Ct: Sold on or before 021314 by Lorie M Popp to Wesley Zameda & Jolanta Zameda; $126,000.00 1906 Ronzheimer Ave: Sold on or before 022414 by Kevin L Halbert to Frank W Aiello Iii; $260,000.00 201 Chasse Cir: Sold on or before 021414 by Luann Zanzola to Jay Dinesh Patel

& Meggan Lindsay Patel; $316,000.00 232 S 19th St: Sold on or before 022414 by Harmon Trust to Brian Schmaranzer & Brandi Schmaranzer; $193,000.00 314 S 4th Ave: Sold on or before 021314 by Craig B Kent to David Thomas; $175,000.00 316 Park Ave: Sold on or before 022414 by Karen E Bricher to Park Avenue St Charles Llc; $157,000.00 34W886 Skyline Dr: Sold on or before 021914 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Joanna Beth; $173,000.00 36W050 Fieldcrest Dr: Sold on or before 022514 by Denise M Longoria to Gina M Scurti; $375,000.00 39W486 Abbey Glen Ct: Sold on or before 021314 by Bmo Harris Bank Na to David P Wise; $460,000.00 3N873 Walt Whitman Rd: Sold on or before 022114 by Douglas Candre to James G Lourgos; $440,000.00 412 Brownstone Dr: Sold on or before 022514 by William J Bellah to John Dickens & Christine Dickens;

Batavia

$575,000

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

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South Elgin

1 Coventry Ct: Sold on or before 022414 by John A Varga to Michael J Mais; $200,000.00 10 N Gilbert St 304: Sold on or before 021914 by River Crossing Se Llc to Patricia A Corey & Bradford L Dana; $174,500.00 1203 N Camden Ln: Sold on or before 021914 by Michael R Lewandowski to Timothy J Pressnell & Tiffany T Coffey; $218,000.00 174 S East Ave: Sold on or before 022114 by Efren Pereda to Juan M Garcia; $148,500.00 236 Kane St: Sold on or before 022614 by Fannie Mae to Norton & Norton Llc; $60,000.00

Sugar Grove

279 Capitol Dr C: Sold on or before 021814 by Daniel H Tobin to Frank Conti; $132,000.00 303 Quarry Ridge Cir: Sold on or before 021914 by Leo E Ray to Joanne C Clark; $241,500.00

Batavia

$589,000

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

BETTY THEISENPLACEK, GRI, WCR

St. Charles

102 E Main St: Sold on or before 021414 by Firstmerit Bank Na to Mjs Holdings Llc; $430,000.00 1127 S 2nd St: Sold on or before 021814 by Evans Trust to Brookfield Relocation Inc; $280,000.00

$480,000.00 42W497 Foxfield Dr: Sold on or before 021314 by Todd Grabowski to Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee; $282,500.00 5N768 Castle Dr: Sold on or before 021814 by Clive M Warren to David P Foerster & Kari L Foerster; $328,000.00 5N903 Weber Dr: Sold on or before 021814 by Alexander Degadillo to Taylor R Garner & Natalie D Garner; $287,500.00 631 N 3rd Ave: Sold on or before 021314 by Murray Humphrey to Frank Rusch & Carol Mccabe; $265,000.00 6N209 Oakwood Dr: Sold on or before 021314 by Erik R Pagels to Victoria A Hyde & Daniel R Stramel; $170,000.00 6N263 River Dr: Sold on or before 021414 by Jerry Zadrozny to Peter Po Jen Huang; $185,000.00 6N365 Whitmore Cir: Sold on or before 021814 by M I Homes Of Chicago Llc to Melvin Clarence Otto; $170,500.00 810 Van Buren Ave: Sold on or before 021314 by Hud to Fischer Real Estate Sales &

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$294,500

BEAUTIFUL, WELL MAINTAINED HOME IN PERFECT LOCATION. Lovely bay window in living room and master bedroom. Kitchen with eat-in area and Atrium door to Tiered Deck. Three bedrooms w/possible 4th bdr/nursery. Luxurious master bath features soaker tub. Finished basement for all your entertaining needs. Newer roof, siding, heating and central air. Excellent schools.

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1922 BRIDLE CT, ST. CHARLES

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Beautiful Saloga home with a great floorplan! Two story entry leads to a great room with stone fireplace and judges ceiling. Spacious kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances overlooks a cozy hearth room and second fireplace. First floor master has huge bath with heated floors. Upstairs media room could be 5th bedroom. Sprinkler system, central vac, surround sound and English basement!

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Fabulous in ground pool! Oversize family room with wet bar, fabulous built ins, views of the pool and stone fireplace. First floor den/bedroom. Large kitchen with beautiful cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, island and pantry! Sparkling hardwood floors. Master suite with spa like bath, whirl pool and double sinks. All new Pella windows! Convenient east side location close to everything!

$479,900 822 STEEPLECHASE CT, ST. CHARLES $499,900

Quite possibly the BEST location in Hunt Club!

Outstanding home on a mature, wooded and fenced lot overlooking a scenic pond with amazing views! Incredibly well maintained, one-owner home has been updated beautifully. Huge 2-story family room with floor to ceiling masonry fireplace and unique basket weave design. Gorgeous white kitchen with granite, granite and stainless steel appliances. Front and back stairs, finished English basement and more!!

1201 THOROUGHBRED CIRCLE, ST. CHARLES

End Unit with Open Floor Plan

Great END UNIT overlooking HUGE open area allows for incredible sunset views! Cute little front porch, too! Spacious, open floor plan with two-story living room and separate family room with fireplace and media niche. Chef’s kitchen is nicely updated with an eat in area and sliding glass door access to deck! Walk-out lower level is finished with a recreation room, bar area and bath! Main floor laundry! Lots of home for the money.

$535,900 259 GRAND RIDGE RD UNIT 259, ST. CHARLES

Charm & Personality are abundant in this lovely home!

Perfectly idyllic acre lot with ST. CHARLES SCHOOLS!! So much is NEW: windows, roof, Casablanca ceiling fans, sump pump, humidifier, etc. Long list of updates, too: Brazilian cherrywood floors, spacious bright and sunny Kitchen with imported tile and white cabinets. Two fireplaces, 4 bedrooms + main floor den. Large Master with private bath. Private yard with tons of mature trees.

38W584 BITTERSWEET LN , ELGIN

$224,900

Peaceful and Quiet

Sip the Mint Juleps on this inviting front porch! Peaceful, quiet wooded cul-de-sac backing to huge Estate for total privacy! Hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and professionally finished basement. Outstanding kitchen with Cherry cabs, granite, stainless steel appliances and large windows for streaming sunlight! Family room with masonry fireplace, skylights and sliders to large paver patio and fire pit! 1st floor master with updated luxury bath!

1S191 THEISEN TRAIL, BATAVIA

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Debora McKay 630-587-4672 630-542-3313 2690 E. Main St. • St. Charles

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

email: Debora@TheMcKayGroup.com

$749,900

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Owned and Operated by NRT, Incorporated

$299,000

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Aurora

$289,900 Batavia

3012 Sawgrass Dr. In Savannah, Batavia School Dist 101, 4br incl vaulted master w/private bath, 9 ft ceilings on main level, hardwood flrs in liv rm, din rm & vaulted fam rm that’s adjacent to 20x13 kit. MLS ID 08384379 Heide Fralic 630-236-6500

Dundee

$239,900 Elburn

215 E 1st St. Totally remodeled home in town, incl warranty, refinished hardwood flrs thruout, 4br, 1.5ba, granite counters, 4-season sun rm, full bsmt, 2 car gar, fenced yard. MLS ID 08542100 Darlene Kearney 630-232-6900

Geneva

Geneva

$289,000 Geneva

$204,500 Geneva

530 Renee Ct. 2500+ sq ft home in Stonebridge. 4br up incl 2 w/sitting areas, 2.5 baths, fam rm fpl, updated roof & siding. Deck & patio, fenced side yard. MLS ID 08518584

626 Union St. Bank-owned near downtown, as low as 5% down! Hardwood flrs thruout, 2 bedrooms, 1 full & 2 half baths. Fin bsmt, 2 car garage. MLS ID 08528336

Pam Murray

Shirley Guercio

St Charles

630-232-6900

$379,800 St Charles

802 S 5th Ave. New home overlooking the river right in town, open flr plan w/2,411 sq ft, custom trim, crown moldings, 4br (master has sitting area & spa bath), loft, 2nd flr laundry, island in kit. MLS ID 08446196 Jonathan Nutt 630-232-6900

Chris French

630-236-6500

630-896-3100

$299,900

746 Westfield Course. Over 2100 sq ft home in Geneva East. Walk out bsmt has 5th br, 12x23 rec rm & full 3rd bath. Wood laminate thru main flr. Incl 1 year home warranty! MLS ID 08464824 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

$599,900 St Charles

$459,900

6N610 Pinto Ln. 2.72 acres backs to 7 miles of horse trails in Compton Equestrian! 5br (1 on 1st flr), 3ba, 15x23 fam w/fpl & hardwood flr, fin walkout bsmt, extra heated 2 car gar w/12 ft ceiling, barn. MLS ID 08556135 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

$799,999 Wayne

4N150 Lake Eleanor Dr. On 1.5 acres, 7,500+ sq ft, grand 2 story foyer w/floating dual stairway, arched doorways, imported granite, stained & leaded glass windows, 5br, 5+ba, 3 fpl, wing w/separate living quarters. MLS ID 08551106 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

$281,900

2349 Cottonwood Dr. Many updates, 2,458 sq ft, crown moldings, 4br, wood laminate flring in den, kit w/maple cabinets & stainless appliances & vaulted fam rm! fin bsmt, paver patio, fenced yard. MLS ID 08542455 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

$299,900 Geneva

40W366 Edna St. Vincent Milay St. In Fox Mill, approx 6,000 sq ft incl fin bsmt, winding staircase to 4br incl 28x22 luxury master, Brazilian hardwood flrs on main level, 2 story stone fpl in fam rm, community pool & clubhouse. MLS ID 08499208 Jonathan Nutt 630-232-6900

$227,000 Wayne

2988 Langston Cir. End-unit townhouse in Harvest Hills, 1,843 sq ft, wood laminate flrs in all 3br & liv/din arrangement w/fpl. 2nd flr laundry, 42 inch cabinetry, fin English bsmt, updated furnace & air. MLS ID 08548245 Kara Norman 630-232-6900

630-236-6500

10 Ford St 107. 1st flr corner condo downtown overlooking the river, 2 big bedrooms, 2ba, 18x15 liv rm, cherry cabinetry, stainless appliances, in-unit laundry, elevator in bldg, underground parking. MLS ID 08536984 Kara Norman 630-232-6900

$139,500 St Charles

1213 Koster Ct. Bank-owned in Chesapeake Commons, 3 bedroom 3.5 bath townhouse, as low as 5% down. Fresh paint, new carpet, new appliances in 17x15 kit. Fin bsmt rec rm. MLS ID 08528276 Shirley Guercio 630-236-6500

$289,000 St Charles

1715 Forest Ridge Rd. Approx. 2000 sq ft home in Hunters Fields on east side near parks & schools. 3br, 2.5 baths, liv & din rms, fam rm w/fpl opens to patio. Office or rec rm in fin bsmt. MLS ID 08490511 Donna McQuade 630-232-6900

Shirley Guercio

$537,000

2874 Beemerville Rd. 10+ acre country estate, natural gas, brick ranch, 2,675 sq ft, 3-5br, 3.5ba, 20x18 kit, Pella windows, 2 fpl, fin bsmt, heated 3 car gar w/11 ft ceiling, 30x60 Morton bldg w/heat & air. MLS ID 08376970 Tina Sergenti 815-433-5501

$264,500 Elgin

43W114 Whirlaway Dr. Bank owned on 1 acre in Cheval De Salle, as low as 5% down, 2,259 sq ft, new flooring incl hardwood in kit, 4br, 2.5ba, fam rm fpl, fin bsmt. MLS ID 08489381

$319,900 Geneva

15 Wakefield Ln. 2300+ sq ft home in Pepper Valley, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, skylights & fpl in 19x19 fam rm. Part fin bsmt rec rm & office. Paver patio. MLS ID 08539163

$319,900 Compton

1001 S Batavia Ave. Near town & Randall Rd shopping, beautiful woodwork, crown moldings plus unique light fixtures & hardware! 4br, 3.5ba, fin bsmt adds 800 sq ft, fpl & wood stove, heated 2 story 3.5 car gar. MLS ID 08558858 Don Wiley 630-553-9000

$369,900 Elburn

652 Avon Ct. Backs to wetlands, 2,763 sq ft, vaulted & tray ceilings, 4br (1st flr master), 2 story fam rm w/stone fpl, kit has hardwood flr, stainless appliances & Corian counters. Tandem 3 car gar. MLS ID 08550898 Laureen Lindstrom 630-232-6900

$439,500 Geneva

3528 Heartland Dr. French country ranch on over half acre in Westhaven! 9 & 10 ft ceilings, hardwood flrs, crown molding, new furnace & air! 4br, 3.5ba, French drs from kit to fam rm, fin lower level, 3 car gar. MLS ID 08543673 Gina Rizza 630-232-6900

$349,900 Batavia

38W108 Rosewood Ln. On 1.29 acres! Many recent updates! 2,483 sq ft, 4br, 2.5ba, hardwood flrs in liv rm w/wood stove, fam rm & eating area off kit! Partly fin bsmt, 3 garages (1 attached & 2 detached)! MLS ID 08456153 Barbara Daly 630-232-6900

$509,900 Elburn

41W975 High Point Ct. Brick ranch on 2+ acres, master suite has loft sitting rm, vaulted fam rm w/fpl & wall of windows, walk out bsmt w/2nd kit, rec rm, 4th bath, 5th & 6th bedrooms. Inground pool, 3+ car gar. MLS ID 08353754 Cindy Heckelsberg 630-896-3100

$492,900 Geneva

320 Westhaven Cir. Over 3300 sq ft home in Westhaven updated over past 3 yrs incl master suite addition. Hardwood flrs thru main level, fam rm fpl, fin bsmt rec & workout rms. MLS ID 08519950 Keith Sennstrom 630-232-6900

$394,900 Batavia

320 Maple Ln. Approx. 2800 sq ft home w/4br up, all w/new bamboo flring. Hardwood thruout most of 1st flr, liv rm fpl, granite counters in 18x12 kit. Fin bsmt, fenced backyard. MLS ID 08514767 Keith Sennstrom 630-232-6900

$585,000

33W970 Army Trl Rd. 3.78 acres w/prof maintained gardens & wildflower sanctuary! Updated 3br 2.5ba home, hardwood flrs thruout, crown molding, 2 fpl, sun rm, oversize gar w/shop & finished upper level. MLS ID 08450305 Kristine Erickson 630-232-6900


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