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Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Jillian Phillips of the Campaign for Better Health Care helps Patrick Ryan enroll in a healthcare program during a session Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva.

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JUDGE ORDERS WOMAN TO POST $30K FOR ANIMALS

A GREAT RUN Geneva athletics secretary Nancy Lindenmuth retiring after more than 20 years of service. Page 18

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IN FOCUS A weekly feature by Sandy Bressner, photo editor at the Kane County Chronicle

Accuracy is important to the Kane County Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 630-845-5355; email, editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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o say I’m ready for spring would be an understatement. Since high school spring sports have begun, that means it’s eventually going to be spring, right?

Right? So far this week, I photographed a chilly baseball practice at Batavia High School – with player Colby Green lobbing balls to fielders

as pictured – and a very frigid varsity girls soccer match between St. Charles North and Neuqua Valley on Tuesday evening. I can’t wait until I can be

outside for more than a half hour without donning snow pants and gripping my hand warmers stuffed into my gloves.

– Sandy Bressner

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Montgomery man ticketed after 2-car crash By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – A 31-year-old Montgomery man received three citations after he was involved in a two-car crash Thursday at Kirk Road and Hubbard Avenue, police said. Marcial Cruz was cited for driving without a valid license, operating a vehicle without insurance and failure to yield in connection to the crash, Batavia Police Detective Sgt. Shawn Mazza

said. The incident occurred at 6:13 a.m. Thursday. Cruz was driving a red 1995 Honda Civic on northbound Kirk that turned west onto Hubbard Avenue. A silver 2003 Saturn Ion headed south on Kirk hit the passenger side of the Civic as it was turning, Mazza said. “[Cruz] said that he didn’t see the Saturn Ion and turned in front of him,” Mazza said. Cruz was able to get out of his car and complained of head pain, according to a Batavia Fire Department

news release. The 21-year-old male Saturn driver and his 20-yearold male passenger, both of Aurora, had to be extricated from the vehicle. Cruz and the two Aurora men were taken to Delnor Hospital, and their vehicles were towed. Kirk Road was shut down near Hubbard after the crash, but was reopened by 7:09 a.m., the release said. Mazza on Thursday afternoon did not know the conditions of the three men, but

he said police were able to interview them at the hospital.

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Where did you grow up? Chicago Who would play you in the movie of your life? Aldis Hodge First job? At Six Flags Great America As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a video game designer. Now I’m learning how to direct and make films. A book you’d recommend? “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu Do you play an instrument? Guitar Favorite charity? Toys for Tots What game show would you be on? “Silent Library” Favorite local restaurant? Aurelio’s Pizza in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Magic Johnson and got his autograph on a jersey.

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Village Hall Open House planned in Campton Hills WHAT: There will be live music, light refreshments, tours of the village hall and police station, and displays of historical pictures of Campton Hills. Representatives from the village’s various committees will be present to speak with residents, along with Village President Patsy Smith, members of the village board, and Village Administrator Jennifer Johnsen. WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon April 12 WHERE: Campton Hills Village Hall, 40W270 LaFox Road INFO: Visit www.villageofcamptonhills.org.

‘Rising Above’ at The Holmstad WHAT: John O’Leary will present “Rising Above Overwhelming Odds.” Burned over 98 percent of his body and expecting to die at the age of 9 in 1987, O’Leary endured months of hospitalization, dozens of surgeries, years of therapy and the loss of all his fingers. After the release of his parents’ book “Overwhelming Odds,” he embraced his past, overcame his fears and began sharing his message on the power of the human spirit. Space is limited. WHEN: 2 p.m. April 1 WHERE: The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia INFO: To register, visit www.TheHolmstad.

org or call 877–226-7310.

‘King of the Pride’ at Arcada Theatre

at Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva History Center. For additional locations, call the chamber at 630-232-6060.

Night Owl Egg Hunt set at Wheeler Park

WHAT: “King of the Pride,” a musical performance showcasing local performers, is set. It is presented by Marquee Youth Stage of St. Charles. Tickets are $10.50 for children younger than 12 and $12.50 for adults. Tickets are $12 for children and $14 for adults at the door. WHEN: 1:30 p.m. April 26 and 3 p.m. April 27 WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Visit www.marqueeyouth.org to buy tickets.

WHAT: Youths ages 10-15 will search for eggs filled with candy and prizes at Geneva Park District’s Teen Night Owl Egg Hunt. Participants should bring a flashlight and dress appropriately for the weather. The cost is $5 per person ($8 nonresident). WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 11 WHERE: Wheeler Park, 101 North St., Geneva INFO: Visit www.genevaparks.org. Registration is required by April 4.

60 Men Who Cook set at fairgrounds

WGN’s Skilling headed to Severe Weather Seminar

WHAT: Sixty local celebrities will demonstrate their cooking skills when the Geneva Chamber of Commerce presents the 60 Men Who Cook. This is the sixth year for the event that benefits Geneva History Center, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva. WHEN: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. April 11 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles INFO: Tickets are $35 a person; $40 if bought at the door. Ticket price includes food, four chef votes and one best display vote. Additional votes can be purchased that evening. There is also a raffle. Tickets will be available

WHAT: The 2014 Fermilab and WGN-TV Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar features meteorologist Tom Skilling. There is no cost to attend, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is in its 33rd year. WHEN: Events take place at noon and 6 p.m., and each event takes about four hours on April 5. WHERE: Fermilab, which is at Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia INFO: Call 630-840-2247 or visit www.fnal.gov.

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Musicians of all ages invited to audition

Danielle Guerra – dguerra@shawmedia.com

A fainting billy goat looks at the camera while he’s receiving care in Maple Park recently. The goat has lice, possibly mange, and is malnourished. He is one 94 animals impounded from a petting zoo belonging the Stacy Fiebelkorn earlier this month.

NORTH AURORA – The Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance invites musicians of all ages to audition for the Academy and Philharmonic orchestras for the 2014-15 season. Auditions are being held for any instrumentalists who want to participate in the Summer Symphony program, which culminates in a concert June 29. Auditions are set for May 4 at the Eden Supportive Living Center, 311 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora. Contact 630-476-9072 or Info@ FVacademy.org to schedule an audition time.

All ensembles rehearse on Sundays during concert season. Members represent more than 16 communities in and around the Fox Valley. Visit www.fvacademy.org for information.

Free program planned ST. CHARLES – A program about preventing financial exploitation is set for 10 a.m. April 7 at The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles. It is presented by Geneva Bank and Trust. The public is welcome. The event is free. Contact Cathy Winters at 630-377-2769, ext. 210, for information.

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Petting zoo owner ordered to post $30K for animals’ care By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect must post $30,000 in cash by April 4 for the continuing care of impounded animals or risk the forfeiture of all of them, a judge ruled Thursday. In court papers filed late last week, Animal Control officials asked for $45,000 for expenses they incurred since impounding 94 sick and starving animals from a petting zoo kept at a farm in Hampshire Township earlier this month. The filing included an estimate for future expenses of 31 animals that the owner had not given up. The animals’ owner, Stacy Fiebelkorn, sought to pay $9,000.

In her ruling, Kane County Associate Judge Elizabeth Flood said she would approve the cost of veterinary care every other day for the impounded animals, but did not see a basis as to why a vet was needed every day. Flood also made it clear that her ruling last week regarding forfeiture of the Stacy petting zoo anFiebelkorn imals did not mean the animals were to be given back to Fiebelkorn. Instead, Flood said the animals would continue to be under the care of Animal Control, and the animals’ future placement would be “at the expertise ... [and] discretion of Animal Control.” “I have not ordered the re-

turn of the animals to Stacy Fiebelkorn,” Flood said. In an earlier decision last week, Flood denied a request by Kane County Animal Control to forfeit all the animals. Fiebelkorn agreed to give up all the rabbits, poultry and most of the goats. Flood had ordered alpacas and llamas to be given up, but denied the request for the rest to be forfeited. Fiebelkorn is fighting to keep ownership of two goats and the remaining horses and donkeys. The issue of posting additional cash for the animals’ continuing care will come up again April 7 at Kane County Branch Court. The animal cruelty and violating an owner’s duty to animals, both misdemeanor charges against Fiebelkorn, are scheduled to be heard April 17.

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

Weather History An early heat wave on March 28, 1945, boosted temperatures into the 90s from Maryland to Rhode Island. A cold wave marked this date in the region 24 years earlier.

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Registration open for July 4 race ST. CHARLES – Registration is open for the July 4 Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House. The event is set for 8 a.m. July 4 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. It includes a competitive 4-mile run and a 2-mile walk. Register at www.signmeup. com. The fee is $25 until May 30 and $28 from June 1 to July 1. CARA and Fox River Trail members get a $3 advance registration race discount. Event-day registration is $25 for walkers and $35 for runners. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges for Lazarus House, an emergency shelter in St. Charles. Forms are available on the registration page and the events page at www.lazarushouseonline.com.

Batavia Earth Hour event will stretch on for more than 2 hours By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Organizers of the annual Earth Hour event in Batavia certainly aren’t afraid to turn out the lights. In fact, one hour of darkness isn’t nearly enough for the event. The Earth Hour celebration will stretch on for more than two hours – from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Side Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia. The event is sponsored by the Batavia Environmental Commission, in cooperation with the Batavia Park District. Carolyn Burnham, the event’s organizer, said there are more than a dozen activities, including: • Live music from the group City Hall Fred Lite. • Story time with Karen Schmidt. • Yoga by Candlelight, featuring Kathy Freedlund. • A drum circle from the

If you go The Earth Hour celebration will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Side Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia. Admission is free. For information, visit www.bataviaparks.org.

Tau Center’s Lynn Schafer and Theresa Yonikus. • A look at the stars with the Fox Valley Astronomical Society. • There will be games for youths. “We’ve come up with all kinds of things you can do in the dark,” Burnham said. Earth Hour is a movement that urges people to switch lights off for an hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, “to raise awareness for the planet.” While there are other local campaigns urging people to join the cause, the one in Batavia is distinct with its

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“I’m a massage therapist, and everything for me is wanting to be natural, keep people away from pain medications and surgeries.” The live music is a new part of the event, with the group playing an acoustic set in the last half-hour. Burnham said the festivities won’t take place in total darkness, but she promises “a low-lit event” that emphasizes “things you can do in the dark.” “You can listen to a storyteller,” she said. “You can do a meditation. You can play games in the dark. It won’t be pitch dark.”

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GENEVA – Faith Baptist Mill Creek has planned its first Helicopter Egg Drop. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at the church, 1S455 S Mill Creek Drive, Geneva. For information, visit www.fbcmillcreek.org. There will be more than 10,000 eggs, filled with candy, toys and prizes, dropped from a helicopter. Four egg hunters can find special eggs that will allow them a chance for a free helicopter ride for their family. Advance registration is recommended. Hunts start at 11:15 a.m. for 3-year-olds and younger, 11:40 a.m. for 4- to 7-year-olds, 12:10 p.m. for 8- to 12-year-olds and 12:35 p.m. for those 13 and older.

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Man hits billiards peak after 40-year hiatus By CHARLES MENCHACA

Campton Hills resident Jon Wolfe took up billiards again after a 40year hiatus. He finished in the top 5 at the American CueSports Illinois championships this past weekend at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

cmenchaca@shawmedia.com CAMPTON HILLS – After a 40-year hiatus, Jon Wolfe has still got it. Wolfe endured 14-hour days from March 19 through March 21 to place in the finals for the first time at 18th Annual Illinois State Pocket Billiard Championships. The event was held this year at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Wolfe, 73, finished third in the 8-ball Standard division in a field of more than 200 players and fifth in the 8-ball Over-55 Seniors division of 48 players. His prize money totaled $600. “Overall I was very pleased,” Wolfe said. “It felt really special to do so well.” Wolfe went four decades without picking up a pool stick due to family and work obligations. He first started playing growing up as a teenager in Austin, Minn., and continued

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experienced players,” Wolfe said. Wolfe strengthened his game by watching others play and later joined a pool league at the Batavia V.F.W. and also

one at Bikini Bottom Bar and Grill in West Dundee. Wolfe competed in the state billiard championships in 2010 and 2011, but failed to place in the finals. When the event finally came to town this year, he upped his practice time and gave it another shot. “I just felt really comfortable,” Wolfe said. “The athome atmosphere made a big difference.” When Wolfe isn’t at one of his pool leagues, he’s playing at home on the standard prosize pool table that he built himself in 2009. The table becomes a gathering place on the holidays for pool games between Wolfe and his four adult children, including daughter Penny Bantz of North Aurora. Bantz said she was happy for her father to compete at such a high level after all these years. “We’re really proud of him,” she said.

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Jillian Phillips of the Campaign for Better Health Care helps Patrick Ryan enroll in a healthcare program during a session Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. The deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act is Monday.

Know more More information about enrolling in the Affordable Health Care Act before the March 31 deadline: • Campaign for Better Health Care - www.cbhconline.org. • To find a navigator, call 866311-1119 or go online at getcoveredillinois.gov. ... then they found out their daughter could actually get a plan that she could afford. And they were in disbelief. They thought it had to be a scam.” Phillips, who works as a navigator for a Chicago-based nonprofit organization called Campaign for Better Health Care, said she has signed up five to 10 people each time

she was on duty in Geneva but fielded many more calls than that. She paused during her last session in Geneva between folks waiting to sign up and phone calls seeking information to talk about the Affordable Care Act. “This area is not necessarily a high-need area, but people are still here needing help, and my phone is ringing,” Phillips said. “People call with questions ... or they’re stuck on something. I’m just pointing people in the right direction.” Mental health and addiction services are required to be covered through the Affordable Care Act, Phillips said, something many people she helped enroll were thrilled about.

“I heard a lot: ‘You just lifted a huge weight off my shoulders,’ ” Phillips said. Other information Phillips imparts is to steer people to Medicaid for coverage. A single adult with no children who earns less than $16,000 a year, or a childless couple earning less than $20,000 a year, are now eligible for Medicaid, a federal health care program for families and individuals with low income and resources. There is no deadline to enroll in Medicaid, she said. Those who are eligible for Medicaid are not eligible for financial help for a private plan in the health care marketplace, she said. “I’m seeing a lot of ... people transitioning between jobs, and they have peace

of mind right now that they have coverage,” Phillips said. People who are signed up or have insurance can still need the services of a navigator, Phillips said, if they have a “qualifying life event” such as losing their employer-based insurance because of job loss, or having a baby. “Moving forward, a lot of people are having insurance for the first time, and they are really needing to learn how to use it,” Phillips said. “There is a role for a navigator to help them understand how it works.” A person who did not enroll or is not eligible for Medicaid is locked out until the next enrollment session, which is Nov. 15 for the 2015 plan year, she said. If you don’t get insurance now, you can’t wait until you become ill to try and get it, Phillips said. The mandate requires insurance coverage to be fair to providers and those who bought insurance. “What we have now is a system where insurance companies can no longer deny you coverage or charge you more for that coverage because of your health status,” Phillips said. “On the flip side, we also can’t let people get insurance any time of the year ... because then the market doesn’t work.”

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GENEVA – Jillian Phillips, a navigator for the Affordable Care Act, has been helping people sign up every Tuesday since January, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. As the March 31 deadline to sign up approaches, procrastinators are looking to enroll for coverage. The federal government has extended the deadline for people who have started the process to enroll but have not completed it, officials said. The Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, is a federal law reforming the American health care system. ObamaCare’s main focus is on improving access to affordable health insurance, improving health care and health insurance quality, regulating the health insurance industry and reducing what is spent on health care in the U.S. Although House Republicans this month voted for the 50th time, 250-160, to roll back President Obama’s signature legislation, Phillips said some people she has helped enroll have cried with relief that they can now have health insurance coverage. “There have been tears,” Phillips said. “I’d say 95 percent of the people are super happy to get coverage. They can finally afford coverage, especially somebody with a pre-existing condition.” Among the pre-existing conditions that insurance companies used to deny coverage for are cancer, lupus and multiple sclerosis. “I have to strongly reassure them to believe it,” Phillips said. “A young lady’s family who were self-identified Tea Party [members], who do not like Obama and they do not like Obamacare

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New fare for St. Charles restaurant By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – A restaurant on the city’s east side has turned its focus primarily to meat. North Avenue Charhouse, 3755 E. Main St. in St. Charles, offers a variety of cuts, as well as seafood, sandwiches and more. Among the most popular fare are the filet mignon, Mediterranean-style salmon and New York steak with lobster or other seafood. “You can pretty much find anything you need on our menu,” said Chris Lambropoulos, the restaurant’s manager. “We don’t leave anybody behind.” After a brief stint as Limani Port of Greece Restaurant, the Lambropoulos family reopened as a charhouse the day after Thanksgiving 2013. The theme was changed because there doesn’t seem to be many restaurants in the area that concentrate primarily on meat, Lambropoulos

Know more What: North Avenue Charhouse Where: 3755 E. Main St. in St. Charles Contact: 630-443-6600 or visit www.northavechar.com.

said. Lambropoulos is hopeful that residents will return more frequently to the restaurant because of the diverse amount of meats on the menu. One day someone can have steak, and the next day just a burger, he said. Prime rib is served on Fridays and Saturdays, and the menu also includes pasta, kabobs, salads, soups and a full bar. The restaurant will have some exterior renovations later this year, but the inside has remained mostly the same with dark cherry wood tables and flooring. “It’s a beautiful building,” Lambropoulos said.

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8LOCAL BRIEF Literacy group will host free workshop ST. CHARLES – Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley is hosting a free, four-session workshop for those wanting to help adults in the Tri-Cities learn English. The workshop will meet 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 7, and 14, and April 9 and 16, at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles.

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Antoinette Frohn: A memorial visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles. Interment will be private. Olivia Gilmore: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Downtown Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Isidore Cemetery in Bloomingdale. The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. Gordon Howe: An opportunity to visit with the family will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St., Geneva. A memorial service will follow at 10 a.m. Robert Johnson: There will be a celebration of Mr. Johnson’s

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Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@shawmedia.com. life from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Naples, Fla., at Berkshire Lakes Clubhouse, and from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Wheaton at the Wheaton VFW. Duane Thayer: Funeral service for Dewey will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive in Geneva with the Rev. Loy Williams officiating. Burial will be held privately in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva.

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Born: Sept. 2, 1921 Died: March 27, 2014 BATAVIA – John William Nuckles, 92, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his home. He was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., to John and Elsie (Wood) Nuckles. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Loughridge on Oct. 2, 1948, in Hampshire. John is a veteran of World War II, serving as a gunners mate second class in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945. Following his service time, he resided in the Sycamore area to farm with his uncle. For the vast majority of his life, he has lived in Batavia, where

he raised his loving family. Being a proud veteran, John always was looking for opportunities to serve his country and community. He was a 63-year member of the Batavia American Legion and VFW Post 1197 and a 50-year member of the Batavia Moose Lodge. He is survived by his children, Joyce (Teddy) Teasley of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Janet Brandenburg of Batavia, Carol Crabtree of Elgin, Ronald Nuckles of Batavia and Randall Nuckles of DeKalb; grandchildren, Carey, Jeannie, Cassandra, Roger Jr., Nick, Tyler and Monica; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and three sisters-in-law, Darlene Stoffa, Jackie Nuckles and Bert Nuckles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; a son, Roger Nuckles; a grandson, Danny B. Teasley;

and his siblings, Virginia, Mary, Marjorie, Norman and Arthur. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Moss Family Funeral Home. Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or visit www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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The 18th annual Blues on the Fox music festival will take place at RiverEdge Park in Aurora for its second year.

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AURORA – RiverEdge Park in Aurora recently announced its musical lineup for Blues on the Fox, which will be June 27 and 28 at RiverEdge Park, at 360 N. Broadway in Aurora. Blues musicians Jimmie Vaughan, Los Lonely Boys and Taj Majal will be the headliners for the 18th annual music festival. Other musical acts will include blues hall-of-famer Joe Louis Walker; Kansas City blues artist Samantha Fish; and Louisiana blues man Tab Benoit. The Friday night lineup will begin with Walker, followed by guitarist Vaughan. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and the double-bill will begin at 7 p.m.

Saturday will kick off with afternoon sets showcasing Fish, followed by the Grammy-nominated Benoit. Taj Mahal will play at sunset with “Texican” rock ‘n’ rollers Los Lonely Boys. Gates open at 2 p.m., and the concerts start at 3 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. Tickets cost $10 a day if purchased before June 2. Tickets cost $20 a day beginning June 2 and the day of. To purchase tickets, visit RiverEdgeAurora.com, call the RiverEdge box office at 630-896-6666 or stop by the RiverEdge’s box office at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. This event is general admission only. Children ages

12 and younger will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older. Guests are welcome to bring chairs. Food and drinks will be available to buy inside RiverEdge Park. Concessions at RiverEdge include its official food vendor Two Brothers Roundhouse, along with a bar featuring a selection of domestic and craft beers, wine, sodas, bottled water and more. Festival food vendors also will set up tents. No outside food or drink (except water) are allowed in the park. The City of Aurora Mayor, Tom Weisner, will be announcing the next wave of events for the 2014 RiverEdge Park season at Aurora’s State of the City address on May 1.

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Eight Illinois school districts were named as part of the NAMM Foundation’s “Best Communities for Music Education.” They are: • Batavia • Bloomingdale • Indian Prairie • Joliet • Maine Township • Palatine • Plano • Woodstock sic Education” designation, she believed it truly applied. NAMM stands for National Association of Music Merchants. “I thought, ‘We totally deserve this,’ ” she said. “We work so well together.”

District 101 is one of eight school districts in Illinois to earn the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation, which Hatfield said was exciting. She said it was the first such designation in Batavia. Hatfield said the paperwork for the designation included a 20-page application, which sought information about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. She said the process measured the program “from general music in kindergarten through the most advanced ensemble in high school.” That includes bands, orchestras and choral groups. She said 65 percent of the district’s

students have some involvement in music. She also credited help from the Batavia Music Buffs. “We’re so supported,” Hatfield said. “This recognition is saying thank you to the parents who drive their kids to every concert and rehearsal. … It’s such a good feeling. This is a special thing.” She described the music programs as popular. On Thursday, for instance, she was at a fourth-grade recruitment concert put on by the middle school band. As the fifth-grade band director, Hatfield goes from school to school to provide instruction, and she said her group alone includes 150 students. She said fourth-graders were excited to see the middle school band perform, and she said

it’s impressive that so many of them were eager for the opportunity to join band or the orchestra in the fall. She said she takes none of it for granted, even just having a program. And she said music can be one of the more time-intensive activities. “You have to work at it,” she said. A news release from the district thanked music educators in the district, including Hatfield, Maura Brown, Rob Buckley, Ben Collins, Rita Feuerborn, Kate Hillman, Mary Jensen, Katie McCann, Chris Owen, Keith Ozsvath, Rachel Pettee, Sherry Reiss, Laura Rexilius, Roxanne Semonchik, Anna Teliszczak, Mona Terpstra, Jamie Vanmersbergen, Christina Virgilio and Walt Zimmer.

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BATAVIA – Lisa Hatfield said she was feeling pretty good about being part of the Batavia School District 101 music program when she decided to move forward with an application to earn some national recognition. Hatfield, the fifth-grade band director for the district, said she had received some good emails from parents and had positive experiences throughout that day. She said she thought about the depth of the district program, which includes thousands of students in all aspects of music, and when she read a note from the NAMM Foundation seeking program entries for a “Best Communities for Mu-

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Construction to begin SOUTH ELGIN – Weather permitting, a road construction project on Route 25/Stearns Road to Dunham Road in South Elgin will begin Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The work will involve complete reconstruction of a portion of Route 25/Stearns Road, construction of additional traffic lanes, a new storm sewer and traffic signals. A new roadway bridge span, along with a new bridge carrying the Union Pacific Railroad over Route 25, will be built. Anticipated completion date is Aug. 31, 2015. Motorists should expect delays when lane closures are in effect. Drivers are urged to pay attention to flaggers in the work zones and to obey posted speed limits.

Society plans dinner BATAVIA – The American Society for Quality has planned a workshop and dinner event to start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Inn, 1345 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The pre-dinner and post-dinner talks are presented by Dr. Curt Wegner, author and worker in management training and organizational excellence

for 37 years. The workshop topic is entitled “The Fundamentals of Deming’s Theory of Management for Quality.” After the dinner, the topic is “Deming and McGregor: Restore the

Individual.” The cost, including dinner, is $25 ($26 with credit card via PayPal on the website). Visit www.asq-foxvalley.org for information and reservations. – Kane County Chronicle

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latest models and meet the new dealership team. Barbeque and refreshments will be served. The Indian Motorcycle Demo Truck will be in town with all makes and models to test ride. For information, visit www.indianmotorcyclechicagowest.com and www. victorychicagowest.com or www.facebook.com/AHMChicagoWest.

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“The theme that stitched our conversation together was a belief that, in politics and in life, the quality of empathy, the ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes and to care for someone who even if they don’t look like you or talk like you or share your philosophy – that’s critical,” Obama said. “It’s the lack of empathy that plunges us into wars.” Obama said he urged Pope Francis to visit the United States, saying the country would receive him enthusiastically. On U.S. domestic issues, Obama acknowledged that Pope Francis, born in Argentina, underscored the urgent need for immigration reform in the United States. Obama said that the pope, as someone from Latin America, is particularly mindful of the plight of immigrants and the tragedy of family separations. “I described to him how I thought there was an opportunity to make this right and get something passed,” on immigration reform, Obama said.

In a statement, the Vatican called the meeting “cordial” and said “views were exchanged on some current international themes and it was hoped that, in areas of conflict, there would be respect for humanitarian and international law and a negotiated solution between the parties involved,” a possible reference to the crisis in Ukraine. The statement also said the leaders discussed “questions of particular relevance” to the Catholic church in the U.S., “such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection, as well as the issue of immigration reform.” Those issues are most relevant to Obama’s health care law and over Vatican demands that the United States cease deportations that separate families pending the passage of immigration legislation. Obama, who while not Catholic has religious roots in the social gospel embraced by this first non-European pope, is pushing at home for a high-

er minimum wage, education spending to increase economic opportunity, and changes in the tax code that would draw more money from the wealthy. His political popularity, though, is wobbling. An APGfK poll this week showed that 59 percent of respondents disapprove of the way he is handling his job, among the highest of his presidency. “He is going mostly to bask in the glow of the new pope,” said Jeremy Shapiro, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former adviser on Europe in the State Department earlier in Obama’s tenure. “This isn’t really a foreign policy stop – so in that sense it’s very important to the president,” Shapiro said. Obama came to office promising to change the world’s perception of the United States, emphasizing alliances over unilateral action, diplomacy over military measures, and a “new beginning” with Islam after years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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ROME – President Barack Obama joined Pope Francis on Thursday at the Vatican, a meeting of two world figures with radically different politics but a shared concern that the global economy is dangerously dividing rich and poor. The visit, watched closely by an avid media and curious Romans who hung from balconies to see Obama’s motorcade pass, is the most symbolic stop of the president’s European trip. The two greeted each other Thursday morning outside the Papal Library in the Small Throne Room, extending hands and smiles. “Wonderful meeting you, I’m a great admirer,” Obama said. “Thank you sir, thank you.” The men withdrew into the Papal Library and took seats on the opposite sides of the pope’s desk. “Thank you,” Obama said, “for receiving me.” The meeting lasted less than

an hour. But the encounter has been charged with the politics of the world’s most powerful nation and one of its most influential religious movements, and by a pair of men who have sought to change the public character of the institutions they run. Obama said “the bulk of the time was spent discussing two central concerns” – the plight of “the poor, the marginalized and growing inequality,” and the challenge of war in the world today. He said the talk underscored that while political leaders must find solutions, it is the power of Pope Francis to focus public attention on the importance of resolving these issues. “We spent a lot of time talking about the challenges of conflict and how elusive peace is around the world,” he said, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, an issue of particular interest to the pope, who is scheduled to visit the region later this spring, and the unrest in Syria, Lebanon, and the persecution of Christians.

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OPINIONS Poetry reveals the way things are Adolescence is the time that tries men’s – and women’s – souls. Angst, guilt, ennui and loneliness regularly visit teenagers. Adolescence also offers dreams, discoveries, questions and awe. Poetry says it all. Recently, I had the opportunity to read and hear poems written by my junior classes at Marmion Academy, a young men’s Catholic college preparatory school in Aurora. Because April is National Poetry Month, and because their verses deserve a larger audience, I offer these selections:

“Important” We all know that one person who sits away from everyone else, / Dreading the touch of someone who cares. / They form their own impregnable fortress, / They

think that they don’t need help, but they do, / Just as much as those who don’t have a bed to sleep in tonight. – Patrick Baker, Batavia

“Items” Heck we have the newest pad pod and phone / While countless men and women are left alone / But hey I have the new 2014 Cadillac / And my friend’s new watch predicts his heart attack / Who cares about the impoverished, those all alone / All the people searching for a home / We are too busy finding something new to adore / Materials Materials they consume our life / They leave us wanting more and more no end to this strife. – Alex Juriga, Yorkville

“Break the Cycle” Keep pushing as hard

RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger as you possibly can / And eventually, when you’re derailed like a train, / Disconnect the brakes. / Stop for nothing / Because quitters don’t get / The fancy cars, the massive four-story, eight-bedroom, fourth-bath, / Two-swimming pool, Venetian marble flooring beachfront mansion / With a fifteen-car garage to store your Porsches in. / After all, success is measured by what we have. – Alex Vandenberg, Sugar Grove

“My Future” Yeah I want to go to college. I want to be the next big thing. / Don’t we all strive

for something in our lives? / Love peace happiness, why not take it all. / Grasp it, breathe it, live it and learn it. / But what’s this awkward awakening of which we may not want? / We slam that snooze just to sleep a bit more. – Eli Grabowski, St. Charles

“We Are” We are a new generation we live with technology / To control our house our car our job / But our lives are not determined by updates to software. / We can go out on a summer day and smell sweet lavender. / We can feel the cold steel of the Empire State. / We can hear birds chirp and swoop / And we can taste Bisquick easy-make pancakes. / We can see paintings of Picasso and Monet and Raphael. / Our lives are

more than the next edition gold-plated turbo-charged iPhone 10 / Because we are not robots controlled by technology. / We are human. – Dan Garza, Aurora These lines suggest not only this new generation’s doubts, concerns and trials, but also their many thoughtful, creative and spiritual gifts. Thank you, poets, for sharing them. • Rick Holinger lives in the Fox Valley where he’s taught high school since 1979. His poetry, fiction, essays and book reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals. He founded and facilitates two local writers groups, and has a Ph.D. in creative writing from UIC. Contact him at editorial@ kcchronicle.com.

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At many American colleges and universities, the relationship between athletics and academics needs to be rebalanced. Over the weekend, as fans were watching their March Madness brackets explode, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan again offered a modest but useful proposal toward that end – align compensation for coaches and athletic directors with their teams’ academic performance. Some coaches place an emphasis on academics. Many don’t. During the 16 years that Bob Huggins spent as head basketball coach at

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the University of Cincinnati, only 28 percent of his players graduated. A recent NCAA report found that in more than 40 Division 1 basketball programs, 50 percent of the players failed to graduate. Under rules adopted by the NCAA in 2011, schools that fall below the 50 percent mark can lose scholarships, practice time and postseason eligibility – all highly important to coaches and their employers. The rules have led to small improvements in overall graduation rates. But if we expect coaches to make academics a priority, that expectation should be reflected in their contracts. The NCAA could require

that any bonuses for athletic achievements – such as winning a conference title or reaching postseason play – be contingent on, or weighted equally with, academic achievement. The NCAA could also require schools to make a percentage of a coach’s salary contingent on achieving a minimum graduation threshold. Schools with histories of athletes performing at high levels inside and outside of the classroom – such as Duke, Notre Dame and Stanford – should not wait for the NCAA to act. They should begin incorporating academic performance into all athletic department contracts now.

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Hoping to make a splash: Marmion senior swimmer Andrew Kasper is heading to Arizona for a national competition, writes sports reporter Kevin Druley. PAGE 19

SAY GOODBYE

AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS, GENEVA ATHLETICS SECRETARY RETIRES. PAGE 18

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Geneva High School athletics secretary Nancy Lindenmuth retired this week after working in the district for more than 20 years, including 15 years in the athletic office.

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St. Charles North’s Tim Steele (8) throws the ball over St. Charles East’s Matt Hinds (12) during North’s win Thursday.

St. Charles North’s Nick Traxler leads the SCN boys water polo team with six goals in Thursday’s 15-2 win against crosstown rival St. Charles East. PAGE 22

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‘I’ll still be a Vikings fan’ Retiring Geneva secretary Lindenmuth leaves with a grin By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com

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any old acquaintances tracked Nancy Lindenmuth down this week, shuttling through a Geneva athletics office from which she retired Thursday. Naturally, the experience prompted Lindenmuth to traipse through the past in kind, although one thought predated her 15 years as the school’s athletics secretary. “My mother always told me that it was best to leave a party when the guests still wanted you to stay,” Lindenmuth said. “So I’m kind of hoping that’s the case here as I depart.” No need to worry. Poll those who have worked alongside her, and they answer affirmatively in about the time it takes Lindenmuth to scan a registration form and smile. Lindenmuth entered the fall thinking 2013-14 might be her final year after 22 years overall in District 304, but it wasn’t until Geneva’s holiday break that she and husband Mike crunched some data and determined an earlier retirement would be more beneficial. Lindenmuth plans to help ease the transition of her yetto-be-named successor as the school year winds down and work a handful of events. Geneva athletic director Jim Kafer, Lindenmuth’s colleague since 1999 to 2000, doesn’t foresee any future communication breakdowns. Still, he can’t help but feel the void from losing a working relationship in which “each of us knows what the other would do and what needs to be done.” “Her strength is she’s good with all people and she has to deal with so many different interest groups in this office,” Kafer said. “They’re all generally friendly, but everybody can become a little bit contentious when they want to make sure their interests are looked after.”

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Geneva High School athletics secretary Nancy Lindenmuth retired Thursday. Lindenmuth shifted over from the dean’s office when the athletics secretary role expanded to include yearround work. She assures her summers have been equally busy as the school year, with 1,500 to 1,700 campers occupying Geneva’s gym and athletic fields at various points. Geneva’s athletic population has grown in tandem with its student body through the years, creating extra coaches, registration, physicals, busing and more. Lindenmuth happily has done her part to help manage it all while adapting with the times. A member of a fourth-generation farming family in Hiawatha, Kan., Lindenmuth admits she “wouldn’t have even known what a web page was when I started this job 15 years ago.” She did know she needed to learn as the office culture grew more Internet-based, so, like the Vikings she supports, Lindenmuth reacted. “About the best compliment you can give an athlete is he’s a problem solver. He solves problems for you,” said

Too many memories Retiring Geneva athletics secretary Nancy Lindenmuth is certainly one for reminiscing, but she still found it challenging to pinpoint just a few favorite moments from 15 years in Vikings sports. “Gosh, I would probably miss someone if I tried to mention them all,” Lindenmuth said. “But, you know, I’m a pretty big fan of all the teams and all the athletes here, and I like winning, so it’s been great to be a part of all the successes.”

Geneva football coach and boys basketball assistant Rob Wicinski, who started at the school in 1998. “Nancy is all that and more. “She’s the face of the athletic department.” Lindenmuth was on hand for her own children’s Vikings careers earlier in her tenure. Both Scott (Class of 2000) and Katy (2002) currently live in Lincoln Park. Katy, a former soccer standout, earned induction into the GHS Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. They remain a focal point

behind their mother’s daily approach. “I have always tried to live by the rule that I would like to treat students that come into my office with the same respect that I would have expected people to treat my kids with,” Lindenmuth said. “So I’ve always tried to live by that and remember that we’re here for kids.” Along with seeing more of her grandchildren, Lindenmuth seeks to reacquaint herself with activities that can often elude those with busy working lives. Being more involved with past philanthropy groups, hopping into some exercise classes and putting around in her garden are near the top of the list. Remaining part of the Geneva athletic community goes without saying. Don’t be surprised when Lindenmuth turns up to watch or work at future events. She may be leaving the party, but she’s not swearing them off for good. “It’s been a great run here. I’m going to miss everybody, and I won’t be a stranger,” Lindenmuth said. “I’ll still be a Vikings fan, for sure.”

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Marmion’s Andrew Kasper competes in the 500-yard freestyle event during the IHSA Boys Swimming and Diving State Meet preliminaries earlier this month Friday at Evanston High School. Kasper of Batavia will travel with other club teammates to Arizona next month for a national competition.

Marmion’s Kasper stays true to his pool Marmion junior Andrew Kasper presides over the school’s environmentally conscious Green Club and takes part in its Art Appreciation Club among his non-athletic extracurricular acitivities. “Other than that, I really kind of dedicate my life to swimming because you can’t really do two sports when one of them is swimming,” Kasper said. Kasper re-learned that lesson once more earlier this week, arriving at his family’s Batavia home in the wee hours of Monday after some airline delays. He and other members of the Aurora-based Academy Bullets team were returning from the National Club Swimming Association championships in Orlando, Fla. Air travel won’t stray far from Kasper’s radar in the next few months. He’s set to compete with a contingent

QUICK READ Kevin Druley of Bullets athletes at a grand prix event in Arizona next month, and is training to qualify for the NCSA longform nationals in Indianapolis in August. By then, Kasper also hopes to be progressing in the recruiting process. Ideally, he’d like to swim at a small school in southern California. “Those big environments don’t really seem like the atmosphere I would want to be in for four years,” he said. Kasper helped Marmion to an 11th-place finish at the IHSA state meet in Evanston earlier this month, earning medals as part of the 400yard freestyle relay that took fourth and the 200 medley

relay that was ninth. Raised in Naperville, Kasper relocated to the Chicago area in October 2012 after his mother, a sales executive at The Hartford, was promoted from her position in Connecticut. Swimming has offered a constant through it all, and even helps Kasper make a few bucks. He lifeguards at his subdivision pool in Batavia’s Tanglewood Hills during the summer.

Experienced LaPorte eyes WVU: It’s been slightly more than a year since Geneva senior Kelly LaPorte visited West Virginia as a prospecKelly LaPorte tive women’s soccer recruit. She wasted little time in committing to the Mountaineers because she had finally found a school that met her criteria.

“I looked around, but I was really picky with colleges,” said LaPorte, a midfielder. “I wanted it to be pretty, I didn’t want it close to home, I wanted a good women’s soccer program. And West Virginia offered me all of that.” LaPorte, whose sister, Jessica, plays at Division III Loras College in Iowa, has starred for Strikers Fox Valley for several years. She has not competed for the Vikings, but remains close with several college-bound Strikers playing high school ball this spring. She certainly doesn’t shy away from a challenge. LaPorte is the only girl to play and start for the Strikers’ boys team in her age group. “It helped me a lot,” she said. “Mentally, physically. It was a great experience.” Glad to be here: Seniors Jack Bujko and Nick Cook helped steer the St. Charles North boys volleyball team

to a season-opening victory against Leyden on Wednesday. Coach Todd Weimer’s most experienced returners from last season’s senior-laden third-place team almost weren’t a duo. Cook, a libero and setter, guided Bujko, a middle and right-side hitter, into the sport on the eve of their freshmen tryouts. “We’ve known each other since middle school. We’ve been friends,” Bujko said. “I never really played volleyball until freshman year. ... He was like, ‘Hey, come out for the team.’ I was a little skeptical, but then I just went out for it, you know.” • Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@ shawmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.


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By JARED BIRCHFIELD editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles North boys water polo team prides itself on its tough defense, but its offense was highlighted Thursday night in a match with St. Charles East. The host North Stars thumped the Saints, 15-2. Senior Nick Traxler led North’s scoring with six goals, with three of them in the second half. Teammate John Pretet totaled four goals, all in the first half. “We usually let our defense do the talking,” Traxler said. “We did some work on offense this week in practice, and it showed today.” “We had opportunities [on offense] and we were able to take advantage of them. That’s been encouraging,” said North coach Chris Cloy. “It was a total team effort. The offense starts with John in the hole, but is no means based around him. We have a lot of players on the perimeter who can score and today you saw that.” Traxler put the first point on the scoreboard, getting the ball past East goalie Peter Roach at the 4:50 mark of the first quarter. Pretet scored his first goal on North’s next possession. The junior scored his second goal to give the North Stars (7-3-1) a 4-0 lead after the first period. Four North players scored five goals in the second quarter to give the team a 9-1 lead at halftime. Ross Davis (three goals), Nathan Bawolek (two) and Chris Stanek (one) rounded out the scoring. Tyler VanGyseghem scored the only first-half goal for the Saints (2-5) three minutes into the second quarter. The North Stars scored three goals in both the third and fourth quarters. Davis opened the third quarter scoring. Traxler added two in the period. The senior scored one goal in the fourth quarter sandwiched between two scores by Nathan Bawolek.

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ABOVE: St. Charles East’s John Cranfill (2) goes after the ball during their game agaisnt St. Charles North on Thursday. LEFT: St. Charles East’s Tyler VanGyseghem (18) is surrounded by St. Charles North players during North’s 15-2 win. Go to KCChronicle.com to view a photo gallery.

Scott Rogman scored East’s second goal early in the third quarter, when

North Star goalie Collin Bawolek (six saves) could not hold onto Rogman’s throw.

“It was tough for us; they were setting the hole all the time and I was try-

ing to get my kids to double team them,” said first year East coach Tim O’Grady. “I thought we were doing that pretty well toward the end of the game.” Cloy was also impressed with his team’s defense. “To me, giving up the two goals was the best part of the game,” Cloy said. “We only gave up one goal in the first half. I think we only allowed three shots in the first half. It was great to see the defense work.”


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GIRLS WATER POLO: ST. CHARLES NORTH 17, ST. CHARLES EAST 11

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“We started off strong. If we kept that strong throughout the entire game, I think it would have been a different story.” Tori Shields East girls water polo coach in the period. “We just played a little better defense,” Engel said. “That’s really what our team’s going to do. If you can play defense, it makes your offense a lot easier.” North got a strong performance out of Nicole Guyett,

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GENEVA – Junior Mary Landry notched a natural hat trick Thursday, scoring in the eighth, 10th and 28th minutes to boost the Geneva girls soccer team past visiting East Aurora, 7-0. Michaela Loebel, a Nebraska recruit who has worked back to health following a knee injury sustained during basketball season, tallied on a penalty kick moments after Landry’s third goal. She assisted on the second. Playing on her 18th birthday, Maggie Bodine capped the scoring. Freshman goalkeeper Emma Hackleroad earned the shutout for the 2-0 Vikings.

MUNCIE, Ind. – Former St. Charles North guard Quinten Payne has been granted his release from the Ball State men’s basketball team and will transfer, he confirmed via Twitter. Payne, a freshman who initially committed to Loyola Chicago before the Ramblers granted him his release around this time last year, averaged 1.8 points and 11.9 minutes for the Cardinals this season. He started two of the 29 games in which he appeared while shooting 29.7 percent from the floor. Payne’s siblings, Cully and Katlyn, also have dealt with transfers at the collegiate level.

WHEATON – The St. Francis girls soccer team fell to 0-3 with a 1-0 home loss to Wheaton Warrenville South in a match shortened to 50 minutes because of weather. “I was pleased,” Spartans coach Jim Winslow said. “As young as we are, we played them and competed with them for the entire time. They scored a nice goal, but part of it was mistakes on our part that we can fix.”

start. That included a highlight-reel buzzer-beater from half the length of the pool to end the first quarter. If North’s start was undesirable, East’s was excellent. The Saints, just 3-6 after Thursday’s game, were very pleased with how things began against the rival North Stars. “It was a great start,” East head coach Tori Shields said. “We started off strong. If we kept that strong throughout the entire game, I think it would have been a different story. A couple things we’re going to work on, hopefully come back stronger.”

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who finished with five goals, including three in the decisive third-quarter scoring barrage. Guyett made good use of a powerful behind-theback scoop shot that accounted for several of her scores. “Nicole played well,” Engel said. “They did a great job defending her. … She got what she needed to get. She can do a little better, but she had a great game.” Guyett wasn’t the only player wearing No. 2 to put up big numbers in the pool Thursday. East’s No. 2, Alexandra Kos, scored eight goals for the Saints, including all three in the opening quarter, spurring the team’s strong

International Crown field to be unveiled OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The LPGA on Monday is set to announce the field for the inaugural International Crown, to be held July 24 to 27 at Caves Valley Golf Club here. Sugar Grove’s Rich Harvest Farms will host the match-play event in 2016. The International Crown comprises 32 players from eight countries. – Kane County Chronicle

MOORE CHANGES Junior cornerback moves to safety By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

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eKALB – Jimmie Ward patrolled the Northern Illinois defensive backfield the past three seasons, starting 39 of NIU’s 42 games. Ward’s days competing for NIU football are over, as he’s busy preparing to be selected in the first few rounds of the NFL Draft in May. Last year’s other starter at safety, senior Dechane Durante, is currently sitting out with a knee injury. Enter Marlon Moore, a junior who has started 15 games at cornerback during the past two seasons, defending 15 passes and picking off three in that time. This spring, Moore has been moved over to safety, taking reps with the first team. Moore did play some safety in high school, and he’s using the spring to make the necessary adjustments for his position switch.

“Just having my eyes in the right spot at all times, reading the whole field,” Moore said after the Huskies’ practice Thursday at the Chessick Center. “Because at corner you just go off what the safety says, they give us the calls and things. At safety I’m giving the calls, I’ve got to be more loud, be more of a leader also, and just make plays.” To the coaching staff, Moore was a perfect fit to move back a few yards to the safety spot. “There are several reasons for it. One, he’s a really good tackler and he was a good run support guy in high school, we knew that,” NIU defensive coordinator Jay Niemann said. “He started off here as a corner because with Jimmie Ward in there and Dechane in there, we just felt like his opportunity to contribute was more so at corner to start with. “Now that Jimmie’s moved on and Dechane’s on the shelf right now, it

seemed like a good opportunity to get him in there, get him some reps and give him a whirl back there. So he’s done a great job, he’s off to a great start. I like what he’s doing back there.” At the other safety spot, NIU has been rotating sophomore Mycial Allen and redshirt freshmen Jackson Abresch and Brandon Mayes, an Aurora Christian graduate. As for Moore’s future into fall camp and the 2014 season, he is versatile being able to play at the safety, cornerback and nickelback spots. So far, the experiment at safety is going well and there may not be much need for another switch. “I don’t expect a change, necessarily,” Niemann said. “I wouldn’t say we’re chiseled in stone on it, but if things keep going the way they are, I don’t necessarily know that we would want to change because it’s going pretty well as it is right now.”

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ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles North girls water polo team didn’t start Thursday’s game the way it wanted to, and according to head coach Nick Engel, his team knew it. So perhaps it wasn’t much of a surprise when the North Stars corrected their early game falters and dominated the second half on the road, pulling out a 17-11 win against crosstown rival St. Charles East. “They came out a little down, not quite ready for the game,” Engel said after the North Stars’ 11th win of the

season. “East came out and played a great first half. They did a good job, they played some good offense and they made us look bad on offense. But the only way we’re going to be successful is if we play good defense, which will lead to our offense.” North trailed, 3-2, after the first quarter, and after the game was tied in the first minute of the second, East continued its strong start with three straight goals. It was then where things turned around for North, which scored four unanswered goals to close the half with a 7-6 lead. The North Stars took over in the third quarter, outscoring East, 5-2,

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball: St. Charles East at Palatine, 4:30 p.m.; Conant at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; Marmion at Wheaton Warrenville South, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Christian at Metea Valley, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Rosary at Batavia, 4:30 p.m. Boys track: Batavia at Batavia Relays, 4 p.m. Girls track: Batavia at Batavia Relays, 4 p.m. Boys volleyball: St. Charles East at Marist Invite, 5 p.m.; St. Charles North at Schaumburg, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY Baseball: Whitney Young at Geneva, 11 a.m.; Maine West at St. Charles North, 11 a.m.; Lisle at St. Francis, 12 p.m.; Somonauk at

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The recent passing of dear Virginia Marck prompted me to think about relationships. It seems that friends are acquired on the way through life. Some are durable and last through a lifetime. My high school comrades, some of whom I met at Shelby School in first grade, still meet monthly for breakfast. Sometimes we maintain relationships with former neighbors, add on the circle of the spouse (not all keepers), attach to randomly-selected roommates, connect with regulars at the same event (Badger buddies in the handicap seats at Camp Randall), and the folks at stores and restaurants who are friendly and spirited and caring,

JOAN KNOWS Joan Arteberry such as Annie at the drugstores and Ted at Corfu. To me, there is a highly desirable category: Being invited into the circle of a special kind of person. Virginia Marck was a special person. We met Ray and Virginia at church and always admired their visible affection for each other. They would enter, holding hands like sweethearts, and spread the sunshine of their relationship and their cheerful outlook. Virginia was clear about her

values yet was open to the ideas and experiences of others. She could make waves if necessary but excelled at calming the waters. She had bountiful interests, such as books and flowers, that amplified her associations with her work at a flower shop and her leadership at the public library. Both Virginia and Ray appeared to glide in the serenity of their advanced age yet were always alert for new ideas and relationships. It might have begun with Ray chatting about Badge sports results. Mostly it was special as she reached out her hand and her heart with first a compliment about something I had written, then catching upon fam-

ily news, and soon, friendship. I hope she knew how I treasured the gift of being included in the circle of a special person. We will miss her too, Ray. There are several things on my bucket list. Things like travel or parachuting are on the shelf due to physical limitations, so many of the items are pretty silly. I hope to someday live on a street that is not a boring number. Mark me on 10th Avenue, Second Street and Ninth Street. Main Street both in Charley town and Urbana. Ho hum. It was much cooler to be on Langdon, Pearson, Marine Drive or even the unbalanced Meinecke in Wauwatosa. Sure, the numbered streets

are useful for UPS and school boundaries but couldn’t we perhaps get some at least honorary alternatives? Ernie Banks Parkway? Mother of All Winters Drive? Twinkies Avenue? Zavitz Place (pronounced zay-vitz not zah-vitz)? Raccoon Boulevard? Easy Street? Think robins, tulips, Easter eggs, green grass, and even April showers! Gotta be just around the corner.

• Joan Arteberry is a longtime resident of St. Charles. Her columns are featured in the Kane County Chronicle’s Neighbors section every other Friday. Write to her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

Wasco Nursery and Garden Center to open season with artist exhibition KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Wasco Nursery and Garden Center will open for its 2014 season April 1 with an artist exhibition called “A Gallery of Nature.” The exhibit will feature the artwork of Anne F. Hanley, a professional batik artist and painter residing in Wheaton. The exhibit will run through May 1, with an artist reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Wasco Nursery and Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles. Attendees to the reception can enjoy appetizers provided by The Lodge Restaurant. A Gallery of Nature is open during all Wasco Nursery and Garden Center business hours. Hanley is a graduate in art and design from Illinois State University. She is a 2014 NICHE Award winning artist and the recipient of numerous local and national exhibit awards, according to a news release. Hanley has spent many years mastering the centuries old art form of batik, altering the traditional materials to a more contemporary art form. She displays expressive bold shapes of color and texture, using hot wax and watercolor paint on rice paper; then she blends, layers and applies washes of color on the nature-in-

Anne F. Hanley uses the centuries old art form of batik to create a work of art. spired piece. To learn more about Hanley and her work, visit afhanley.com. For the 2014 “A Gallery of Nature” artist schedule, visit www.wasconursery.com.

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Parade-entry winners announced GETTING AHEAD KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Approximately 80 parade entries, nearly 100 volunteers and about 10,000 spectators were in attendance for the 2014 St. Patrick’s Parade on March 15. The parade featured bands, Irish dancers, Irish music, floats, school groups, Girl Scouts, service clubs, and an array of floats. The day also featured a Deck out Your Lucky Dog Contest, sponsored by the St. Charles Veterinary Clinic, and a Dance Show at the Arcada Theatre, sponsored by St. Charles Bank and Trust, that featured area dance groups. The parade grand marshal, John H. Wredling, former superintendent of St. Charles School District 303 from 1958 to 1972, was recognized in celebration of his 100th birthday,

which was March 16. Parade-entry winners are as follows:

Children’s Showcase 1. School District 303 2. Ferson Creek School 3. St. Patrick’s Catholic School Girls Scouts

Not-for-profit Showcase 1. St. Charles Public Library 2. Pride of the Fox Inc. 3. Knights of Columbus Council No. 12497

Business Showcase 1. First State Bank 2. JP Jewelers 3. Davey Tree Service

Best of Show 1. Marquee Youth Stage (My Stage)

College to celebrate National Poetry Month KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com SUGAR GROVE – As part of National Poetry Month in April, Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove will host its second annual Poetry Out Loud event Thursday, April 10. Poets, aspiring poets and lovers of poetry alike will be

welcome to read selections of their work or favorite works of others during the event. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Todd Library in Collins Hall on Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, located at Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Advanced registration is

not required, as the event will feature a “very casual, open mic” structure, said Poetry Out Loud organizer and Waubonsee librarian Kathleen Bartel, in a news release. For more information, contact the Todd Library at 630-466-7900, ext. 2400, or email Kathleen Bartel at kbartel@waubonsee.edu.

Park district seeks volunteers for Spring Spruce-Up

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Community groups, residents and families are invited to help beautify their local parks when the Fox Valley Park District hosts its sixth annual Spring Spruce-Up from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26. Volunteers can choose between four different sites to join park district staff and pick up litter, haul light brush and assist in the removal of invasive plant species. Volunteers will be placed in parks that are closest to their homes. Parks scheduled for Spring Spruce-Up (with crossroads) include Gilman Trail / Blackberry Farm (100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora); North Aurora Island Park (State Street Bridge, North Aurora); South Island Park (Ashland Avenue and Route 25, Aurora); and Waubonsie Lake Park (Montgomery and Kautz roads, Aurora). Interested volunteers should contact community outreach manager Debbie Smith at 630-966-4555 or email dsmith@fvpd.net to register.

Below are promotions and accomplishments recently announced by area professionals. Additional announcements and headshots can be emailed to neighbors@kcchronicle.com. Questions can be directed to the Kane County Chronicle features editor at 630-845-5233. Dr. Richard Holinger, an author and English teacher at Marmion Academy in Sugar Grove, was presented with the Fr. Alcuin Deck Distinguished Service Award on March 18 for the second semester of the 2013-14 academic year. The award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contribution and faithful service to Marmion Academy and in gratitude for exemplifying a spirit of charity and dedication as a member of the Marmion faculty and staff. Holinger has been a mainstay of the English Department, teaching honors and regular classes for juniors, as well as classes in creative writing, literature and film. Holinger has been published widely in poetry, fiction, essays and reviews. In addition to writing a bimonthly column in recent years for the Kane County Chronicle, he facilitates two writing workshops at local libraries. His writing has won him several nominations for awards by nationally recognized organizations. Holinger lives in Geneva with his wife, Tia. Their two children are recent college graduates. Dr. Joel Hanson of St. Charles has accepted an associate position with Dr. Quoc Giang of All Sports Medicine in Geneva. Before Hanson graduated as a doctor of chiropractic medicine from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University. Hanson specializes in sports medicine, rehabilitation and physical therapy. He is a graduate of St. Charles East High School. Allison Sherman has been named the director of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School. Sherman will collaboratively lead students, teachers, faculty and partners to create a sustainable learning environment that fosters the mathematics, science, technology and engineering achievement of third- through eighth-grade students from the East Aurora, West Aurora and Indian Prairie school districts. Sherman began her duties March 3. She joins the STEM Partnership School after five years with Indian Prairie School District 204 where she served as director of core curriculum. There, she directed the development and implementation of curriculum for all grade levels and core subjects, as well as orchestrated professional development for teaching staff and school administrators. She has also served as curriculum coordinator for Centralia School District in Buena Park, Calif., in addition to teaching mathematics and science at Northwestern University in the Center for Talent Development, and in Glencoe District 35 in Glencoe.


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Malibu battles with midsize sedan class competition Competition is fierce in the family, five-passenger, four-door, front-wheel-drive, economy midsize sedan market. Sellers in that market include the Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat and Mazda6. The list gets longer with the Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, Buick Regal and Subaru Legacy. Such is the competition facing Chevrolet’s Malibu. To its credit, the Malibu can hold its own. For 2014 the engine is more economical (than prior models), a front is designed for sport appeal and seat room is more expansive. These improvements were not accidental. Malibu marketing director Jon Hahn credits ears that listen. He said his company acts immediately on suggestions by Chevrolet customers. “Let’s take the Malibu as an example. Some of the buyers of the 2013 Malibu told us that there was not enough knee room in front, nor head room in the rear seat. Normally, it takes the industry two to three years to make model changes. We reacted quickly to the complaints and changes were made in the next model year, which is the 2014 Malibu,” he said recently. A revised interior increases the feeling of spaciousness and does add several inches to knee room front and rear. An aerodynamic front retains the bowtie icon between the top two of the three grilles with fog lights at the corners. Halogen headlamps sweep from front to side at the top corners. The front of the Malibu is wider this year. The wider front mimics the look, company publicists claim, of Chevy’s Camaro. Do not believe it. Wider front, perhaps, but nothing like the flared fenders and ridged hood of the Camaro. This year, all Malibu models carry the Eco appellation, which indicates fuel economy. For 2014, the powerplants get

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Chevrolet offers two versions of a four-cylinder engine in the 2014 Malibu. A shiftable six-speed automatic tranmission is standard in all models of the car.

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper stop-start technology which, the manufacturer claims, can increase fuel economy by 14 percent in the city and 6 percent in the city for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Malibu also offers a 2-liter

turbocharged, 259-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. Current fuel economy figures from the Environmental Protection Agency rate the 2014 Malibu with the 2.5-liter engine at 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The turbo average is 21 mpg city and 30 mph highway per the EPA. During a test week in early 2014, the 2.5-liter, 196-horse-

power four-banger averaged 32.3 mpg in combined city, suburban and highway driving with two adults aboard. The 3,439-pound Malibu 1LTZ was driven aggressively. Besides the 1LTZ, 2014 models include the LS, 1LT, 2LT, 3Lt, 1LTZ, 2 LTZ, and Eco (production ends this year). Prices range from $22,340 to $29,950. The tested 1LTZ was priced at $27,690. The differences between it

and the top-of-the-line 2LTZ are a sunroof and the 2-liter, turbocharged, 259-horsepower four-cylinder engine. A six-speed shiftable automatic transmission is standard across the board. Helping on fuel economy is the start-stop system, which is standard across the Malibu lineup.

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Dianne Wiest (1948), actress; Reba McEntire (1955), singer-songwriter/ actress; Vince Vaughn (1970), actor; Nick Frost (1972), actor/screenwriter; Julia Stiles (1981), actress; Lady Gaga (1986), singer-songwriter. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Past difficulties will give way to growth and achievement this year. You will discover a solution to an obstacle that has been standing in your way. The encouragement and support you receive from peers will inspire you to make the most of every opportunity. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You will not be taken seriously if you don’t finish what you start. Fulfill your commitments to the best of your ability. Show everyone where you stand and what your capabilities are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Love is on the rise. The more activities you are involved in, the more opportunities will come your way. Don’t let another’s opinions or fears stand in the way of your progress. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Remain consistent today. The people who can offer you the most will be impressed by your stability. Your endurance and stamina will pay off, resulting in offers you cannot refuse. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Add a spark of excitement to your relationships by making special plans. An unexpected trip will lead to a new adventure and greater opportunities. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Invest in your future, not someone else’s. Do a thorough check of your paperwork to make sure that you’re getting the full value from any contracts or financial arrangements you have pending. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – A poorly thoughtout change will cause a major disruption in your personal life. You can avoid arguments by staying relaxed and rational. Take a deep breath before you share your feelings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Plan to keep improving. Your best efforts will yield the most rewards. Laziness on your part will erase any chance you have to get ahead. Meet your responsibilities head-on. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Explore a creative move that will increase your freedom and help you pursue your goals. Keep tension to a minimum by walking away from an argument. Update your appearance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Don’t let a personal problem distract you from completing a job. Your reputation may be at stake if someone questions your actions. Ensure honesty in all your dealings. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Be practical in your approach to your financial future. Get in touch with an old friend who can provide you with valuable advice. Moderation will help you get ahead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – An unexpected financial gain could be imminent. Generosity will be your downfall. You can’t buy love. A fair and practical approach will be required for progress. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Tensions will multiply if you are oblivious to other people’s feelings. An agreement is possible, but you must be willing to compromise. A heavy-handed approach will make matters worse.

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“Big Men” tells a story that’s riveting on its own but also serves as a parable about greed and human nature.

‘Big Men’ tells a riveting story By STEPHANIE MERRY The Washington Post Documentarian Rachel Boynton must have some serious powers of persuasion. Not only did she get remarkable access to the employees and boardrooms of an oil company on the cusp of a massive discovery, but she also interviewed masked, armed bandits in Nigeria, corrupt government officials in Africa and dealmakers at the Blackstone Group investment firm. But Boynton’s most impressive feat in “Big Men” is how she takes an impossibly convoluted scenario, makes sense of it and tells a story that’s riveting on its own but also serves as a parable about greed and human nature. If “Big Men” were a fictional movie, it would be something akin to “Syriana,” with characters from all corners of society demonstrating how a big oil discovery affects their lives. The most prominent player is Jim Musselman, the founding partner and chief executive of fledgling Kosmos Energy. His company, with the help of Blackstone and other investors, has taken a huge risk betting on oil fields off the coast

of Ghana when the movie opens in 2007. With big risks come the potential for big rewards. As the pioneering exploratory company, Kosmos secured a sweet deal from Ghana’s government (and its state-run oil company) should the Jubilee oil field pan out. Jubilee turns out to be a trove of black gold, which is good news and bad news for Kosmos. Once a new president takes over in Ghana, the favorable deal the company had struck with the previous administration isn’t quite so iron-clad as it seemed. It’s Ghana’s oil, president John Atta Mills reasons, and the people of Ghana should be the ones to prosper from the discovery. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice starts asking Kosmos some pointed questions about bribery, which Musselman, an affable Texan, greets incredulously. Welcome to the big leagues. To give some additional context to what’s at stake, Boynton travels to Nigeria, another African country blessed and cursed with oil resources. The discovery, initially made in the 1950s, has been a boon for corrupt politicians, who have embezzled hundreds of millions of dollars. But much of the rest of the country has remained in stark

poverty. Groups of desperados have responded to the injustice by either sabotaging oil production or draining pipelines and selling the oil on a thriving black market. Wrangling so many stories and all of the necessary information into one documentary is an incredible feat, and editor Seth Bomse pieces it together in a way that’s both informative and surprisingly suspenseful as the discord between Musselman, his investors and government officials in Ghana grows. To her credit, Boynton doesn’t seem to have an agenda here so much as a desire to explain what’s happening and letting each participant tell his or her story. What she makes clear, though, is that the possibility of disaster is very real for everyone involved. “Big Men” harkens back to such mythology as King Midas and Pandora’s Box. But unlike in those fated tales, Boynton has the foresight to see the potential tragedies before they become a reality.

• “Big Men” received three-and-ahalf stars out of four. The film is unrated and contains nothing objectionable. It runs 99 minutes.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Disappointed: I hope you realize this letter isn’t about skydiving, but your husband’s refusal to help you celebrate your new lease on life. A successful marriage is one in which a couple ideally grows TOGETHER. If your husband is unwilling or unable to do that, then “where you go from here” is to first ask him if he’s willing to talk to a marriage counselor with you. If he’s not, then schedule some sessions for yourself with a licensed professional and discuss the circumstances that led to your “wake-up call.” It will help you rationally – and unemotionally – decide how best to enjoy this gift of life you have been given. Dear Abby: You have addressed cellphone etiquette in your column before, but in this day and age it bears repeating.

We attended a meeting for parents and students last night at our child’s high school. Inevitably, a cellphone rang, which can happen to anyone. The ring was quickly silenced. A few minutes later, another cellphone started ringing. Rather than mute it, the parent answered it and proceeded to have a conversation during the meeting while a school staff person was making a presentation. The parent was sitting in the back row – he could have easily slipped out to have this “important” conversation. It was extremely annoying and rude. – Annoyed In Iowa Dear Annoyed: At most events an announcement is made beforehand that cellphones should be turned off. If there is an interruption, an experienced speaker will pause until the interruption ceases. From your letter, I assume that isn’t what happened last night. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Studies confirm that drinking tea has health benefits Dear Doctor K: Is drinking tea good for my health? Which type has the most health benefits? Dear Reader: Several studies have touted the health benefits of tea, but the benefits of particular foods or drinks are hard to prove. The most persuasive type of study to prove that any practice has health benefits is a randomized trial. When I say “practice,” I mean a medicine, a surgical procedure, a particular food or exercise routine – any practice designed in part to improve your health. In such studies, some study participants are assigned at random to engage in the practice, and others are not. While the benefits of a medicine may be apparent pretty quickly, that wouldn’t be true of a food. It might take decades of regularly eating a food to have a positive health effect. That’s one problem. Another is that it’s not really practical to expect that people will deliberately eat (or avoid eating) a particular food, day in and day out, for decades. However, it still is possible through what are called observational studies to gather strong evidence about the health benefits of foods. And most of the research has found that whether it’s black, white, green or oolong, drinking a few cups of tea a day may help

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff counteract the processes that lead to cancer, heart disease and dementia. Recently the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published 11 new studies highlighting the many ways in which tea can may improve our well-being. Here are a few of the results from these studies: • Tea drinking appears to lower the risk for heart disease and stroke. • Natural compounds called polyphenols in green tea might protect against several cancers. These include prostate, GI tract, lung, breast and skin cancers. • Caffeine and antioxidants called catechins found in green, oolong and white teas may increase metabolism and promote weight loss. • Tea polyphenols may strengthen bones and protect against fractures. • People who drink tea could see improvements in mood, concentration and performance. Tea appears to be distinctively rich in certain healthful properties. My colleague Dr. Howard

Sesso, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, explains that tea is particularly plentiful in catechins and epicatechins. These antioxidants are believed to be responsible for many of tea’s health effects. The less processed tea leaves are, the more health-promoting catechins they contain. Green teas have the most nutritional benefit, followed by oolong and black teas. Avoid bottled teas, which are often loaded with excess sugar. And don’t heap spoonfuls of sugar into your tea. You can add a little honey or lemon to taste without compromising the purity of your tea. But stop there. If caffeine makes you jittery or keeps you awake at night, stick to decaf or lower-caffeine varieties, such as white tea. If you’re just not a tea drinker, don’t despair. The research is still too preliminary to conclude that everyone should regularly drink tea. And if you’re a coffee drinker? Good news. Coffee may protect against Type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.

• 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 found your list of important school employees very interesting, but flawed. You said that teachers were most important, and I agree. As least important, you listed the principal, and I can agree with that. But I disagree with all of your other “important” personnel on the list being listed before the school secretary. No school could function without a secretary. Who is the first person who must deal with irate parents? The secretary! Who is the person who takes care of important phone calls? The secretary. Who is the person who is designated in charge when the principal is off campus? The secretary. Who is the person who has to bandage scraped knees when the nurse is absent? The secretary. Who is the person who must make sure that classes are covered whenever a teacher has an emergency? The secretary. Please be more kind to the most important member of a school’s staff next to the teacher. – Secretary, Bakersfield, Calif. Dear Secretary: I wasn’t forgetting the importance of the school secretary when I placed this invaluable team member after the cafeteria manager (a school functions on its stomach), but before the head custodian. (Who fixes the electrical problem when the campus goes dark? The head custodian.) But in my next rating of school personnel, I will be sure to evaluate the school secretary more generously. (Who gives a student money to buy lunch when he forgets it? The secretary.) For those principals who were upset and contacted me because I said that principals were least important – of

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace course, principals make important decisions and are responsible to see that all certificated staff members perform in concert so students receive a quality education. But when they are at principal meetings away from campus, their schools function properly in their absence. Dr. Wallace: Nick and I dated for over a year and we really were a great couple. We had a lot in common and enjoyed the same activities. When my dad got a new job and we moved over 400 miles away, we were both devastated. We decided to remain faithful to each other. After Christmas I started attending my best friend’s church and went to a youth conference with her last month. Now I’ve met a lot of new friends at the church and one of them is a really nice guy who asked me to go out with him. I told him I’d think about it, but I didn’t tell him about Nick. I’ve been thinking this over, and I’ve decided that I would like to go out with this guy, but I still care about Nick. What should I do? – Amber, Uniontown, Pa. Dear Amber: Contact Nick and tell him you care for him very much, but feel it would be better if you both dated others and became active in high school activities. The plain fact is that two years is too long a time between visits. You don’t need to volunteer the fact that you’ve been asked out, but if he asks, be honest. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: I have been married almost four years. Recently I had some medical problems that were my wake-up call. I’m fine now, but I no longer am willing to wait for “someday.” I decided to try some new hobbies, one of which is skydiving. I had said for years I’d never do it because I’m afraid of heights. But I have changed my mind, and for me, this is a big deal. When I asked my husband what he thought, his response was, “I’m not spending the day just to see you jump out of an airplane.” Talk about disappointing! I have always “gone with the flow” when he has wanted to do something. His response has left me wondering about a lot of things. I have had enough of his negativity. He doesn’t do anything except stay home. I guess I expected him to be excited for me, or to say he didn’t want me doing it. The first is what I would have preferred. Now I’m not sure where I go from here. – Disappointed In San Diego

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Dr. Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan said: “The genius of play is that, in playing, we create imaginative new cognitive combinations. And in creating those novel combinations, we find what works.” Early in our bridge careers, we meet novel suit combinations and try to work out what to do. Then we hope to remember them for the future. Sometimes, though, we cannot take a suit combination in isolation; we must be influenced by the full deal. In this example, how should South play the diamond suit for four tricks in isolation, and how within the context of trying to make three no-trump? South starts with seven top tricks: two spades, one heart, three diamonds and one club. Assuming he can get a fourth diamond winner, he needs one more trick from somewhere. Even if the hearts are 3-3, perhaps there won’t be time to establish the extra trick. The defenders might first take two hearts and three spades. Instead, declarer should go for two club tricks by taking a pair of finesses through East. However, that requires reaching dummy twice, which can happen only in diamonds. Taking diamonds in isolation, South would cash his king, then cross to dummy’s ace, in case East has jackfourth. But not here; declarer needs diamonds 3-2. He cashes his king and queen, overtakes his 10 with dummy’s ace, and plays a club to his jack. It loses, but he wins the next spade, leads his diamond four to dummy’s eight, takes a second club finesse, and claims nine tricks.


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Mower - Lawn Chief, 21” 4.5HP – Push - Clean & Tuned $45 630-232-0183

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COUCH, FAMILY ROOM - VERY COMFORTABLE - Bronze color with tapestry like pattern on pillows and cushions with a little maroon. Good Condition, Lots of Pillows. 93" l * Burlington Area ~ Moving 41" w * 28" h (top of arms), $50, Everything Must Go! Furniture, 630-587-8388 household items, stereo, king size END TABLE - COLONIAL - ETHAN bed, clothes, etc. Starting $1 & up. ALLEN. OK Condition, Top opens on Call for Appt 773-756-7005 one side for storage, 20" w * 30"l * 25" h, $20, 630-587-8388 COFFEE MAKER Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo, TABLE KP5009, used twice, paid $200, Drop leaf cherry wood table w/ sell for $65. Hampshire Arae 2 ladder-back chairs & tablecloths 847-830-9725 $200. 630-907-0304 9a-9p Luggage – New, Soft Side 5 Pieces With Wheels $80. 630-761-6616 NEW Discreet Pistol Bag -2 Pistol Pouches, 6 Magazine Pockets 13.6”, Black, Looks Like Computer DRUM SET - SOUND PERCUSSION 5-PIECE DRUM SET with ZILDJIAN Bag $15. 630-800-8109 SYMBOLS. Wine Red, Excellent Condition; Barely Used, 22 x 18" kick drum, 10 x 8 and 12 x 9" toms, 16 x 14" floor tom, matching Carpet Sweeper 14 x 5" snare drum, Zildjian: hiBissell Sweep UP, hats, crash symbol, crash ride symNon-electric - $10 bol, Throne, $300, 630-587-8388 630-761-6616


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ST. CHARLES LARGE 2 BR APT. Beautiful 1100 sq foot two-bedroom apartment for rent. Apartments have capability for private (Published in the Kane County washer and dryer, $1100 per Chronicle, March 28, 2014.) month. Great location. Please call Tina at 630-639-0520 to see apartment. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

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ST. CHARLES Off/Ware Space 1,568sf - 19,000sf. Docks/Drive-Ins Aggressive Move-In Package 630-355-8094 www.mustangconstruction.com

815-575-5153 Wanted Single, Porcelain, Basement Washtub 630-232-7466 after 5pm

GENEVA ~ 111 N. 3rd St. 1998 Oldsmobile Sillouette Wagon 4 door, 7 passenger. Top condition $3000 815-758-0869 LEXUS ES 350 - 2007 dark gray interior, light gray leather interior, navigation. premium plus package, excellent condition, $14,500, 92,600/k 847-669-5523

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EDUARDO ROSALES Plaintiff vs. CLARA I ROSALES Defendant CASE NO. 13 D 1085 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 For Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, 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 25, 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 March 25, 2014.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – GENEVA, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association, as Trustee, sucessor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates WMALT Series 2006-9 Trust, Plaintiff, vs. Nanci F. Thompson; Anthony J. Thompson; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation, its successors and assigns; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants; Cambridge Lakes Community Association, Defendants. Case No. 14 CH 169 931 Valley Stream, Pingree Grove, IL 60140

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 /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Court on or before April 28, Clerk of the Circuit Court 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have Eduardo Rosales hereunto set my hand and affixed 568 Columbia Ave the Seal of said Court on March 3, Elgin, IL 60120 2014. 847-208-1694

Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The toll- (Published in the Kane County free telephone number for the hear- Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES

13-014 Exterior Cleaning & Sealing Project

Beautiful 2BR,1BA. Clean quiet, remodeled. On-site laundry, mgmt, maintenance. Off-street parking. Huge Apt with full appl, balcony. $675 - $725. Call for showing. 815-784-4606 or 815-901-3346

2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1,082 - $1,092 Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK.

/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

NOTICE Bid responses will be accepted in the Kane County Purchasing Office at the address listed above, until 4 DUPLICATE sealed BIDS submit10-014 Janitorial Supply Studio $550 and 1BR $700. p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. ted in a sealed envelope with the NO PETS! 630-841-0590 The County of Kane is accepting Where they will be publicly opened words "PRIMARY CABLE” marked 815-814-1964 on it, will be received by the City of bids seeking authorized Vendor(s), and read aloud. ST. CHARLES 1 BEDROOM Geneva, Illinois, until 10:00 AM, or to furnish and deliver the specified Laundry on site, basement, no Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Christopher Rossman janitorial supplies. 815-814-1224 pets/smoking, $795/mo + sec, County Purchasing Director Office of the Administrator, City of util not included. 630-788-1108 Geneva, 22 South First Street, Bid responses will be accepted in !!!!!!!!!!! (Published in the Kane County Geneva, Illinois 60134. ST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE! the Kane County Purchasing Office Chronicle, March 28, 2014.) at the address listed above, until 4 Lrg 1BR $789, Lrg 2BR from This work shall be done in accorQuestions about your subscription? $889/mo. Incl heat, water, cook- p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Breaking News dance with the specifications of the We'd love to help. available 24/7 at ing gas, Appliances & laundry. Where they will be publicly opened and read aloud. City of Geneva. Call 800-589-9363 KCChronicle.com 630-584-1685

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630-232-7226 St. Charles - Newly Renovated

PUBLIC NOTICE

Contractors and Subcontractors shall pay not less than the prevailing Rate of Wages as found by the Department of Labor or as are determined by the Court of Appeal, Kane County, to all laborers, workman, and mechanics performing work under the Contract. A signed certification stating the above as well as the fact that the bidder is not barred from bidding as a result of a violation of either Section 33E3 or 33E-4 of Chapter 720, Illinois Compiled Revised Statutes, [720 ILCS 5/33E-3 and 5/33E4 (2009)].

gh gi beginning Monday March 31 thru Thursday April 3, 2014. Please call the high school registrar, Susan Johnson, at 331/228-6289 if you have any question regarding these files. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle and the St. Charles Republican March 26, 27, 28, 2014 #7440)

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City reserves the right to defer DUPLICATE sealed BIDS submitacceptance of any proposal for a ted in a sealed envelope with the "TRANSFORMERS and period not to exceed ( 60 ) days words SWITCHGEAR (Material Only)” after the date bids are received. marked on it, will be received by The City of Geneva reserves the the City of Geneva, Illinois, until right to reject any or all bids and 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Office of the Adminiswaive technicalities. trator, City of Geneva, 22 South Bid packages can be obtained First Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134. by contacting Kirk Landberg, Purchasing and Inventory Coordinator, This work shall be done in accorCity of Geneva, 1800 South Street, dance with the specifications of the Geneva, IL 60134, or by calling City of Geneva. 630-232-1503. Contractors and Subcontractors (Published in the Kane County shall pay not less than the prevailing Rate of Wages as found by the Chronicle, March 28, 2014.) Department of Labor or as are determined by the Court of Appeal, Kane County, to all laborers, workPUBLIC NOTICE man, and mechanics performing work under the Contract. A signed The temporary file for all stu- certification stating the above as dents from St Charles North High well as the fact that the bidder is School (Community Unit School not barred from bidding as a result District 303) Classes of 2005, of a violation of either Section 33E2006 and 2007 will be de- 3 or 33E-4 of Chapter 720, Illinois stroyed on Friday April 4, 2014. Compiled Revised Statutes, [720 ILCS 5/33E-3 and 5/33E4 State law mandates that a stu- (2009)].

dent's record becomes exclusively that of the student upon his/her 18th birthday. For this reason, students who wish to pick up their file must do so in person with an I.D. or provide their parent with written permission and a photocopy of an I.D. for the file to be released.

by g rg chasing and Inventory Coordinator, City of Geneva, 1800 South Street, Geneva, IL 60134, or by calling 630-232-1503. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 28, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE FY 2014-15 TREE TRIMMING CONTRACT NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE

The City reserves the right to defer acceptance of any proposal for a period not to exceed ( 60 ) days after the date bids are received. The City of Geneva reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive technicalities.

Records may be picked up in Bid packages can be obtained /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell the high school Registrar's office by contacting Kirk Landberg, PurClerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL)

The County of Kane is accepting bids from qualified Vendor(s), to provide equipment, labor and material necessary for the application and installation of clear penetrating sealers, and cleaning of exterior masonry surface at Third Street Old (Published in the Kane County Courthouse. Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2014.) A one-time site meeting is scheduled at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Kane County Old Courthouse. 100 S. Third Street Geneva, PUBLIC NOTICE IL 60134.

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Duplicate sealed proposals (bids) submitted in a sealed envelope with the words "FY 2014-15 GENEVA TREE TRIMMING CONTRACT" clearly marked on it, will be received by the City of Geneva, Illinois on or before 10:00 a.m., local time, April 17, 2014, at the office of the City Administrator, 22 South First Street, Geneva, IL 60134, at which time they will be publicly opened and read, for the labor, materials and equipment for the Project known as "FY 2014-15 GENEVA TREE TRIMMING CONTRACT". Any proposal received subsequent to the time specified will be promptly returned to the Bidder unopened. Description of Project: The project will consist of approximately: Tree trimming within the borders of the City of Geneva. All electric lines will remain energized. Trimming shall be done at the request of the City's Superintendent of Electrical Services or his representative within a reasonable time frame for non-emergency trimming and within 2 hours for emergency requests. For emergency requests, the successful contractor will provide at least 2 crews, if requested. No tree trimming shall be done that is requested by a resident or business owner while tree trimming for the City requested work unless pre-approved by the Superintendent of Electrical Services or his representative, in writing. The City may request tree trimming in additional areas if funds are available.


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This work shall be done in accor- Dated: March 25, 2014. dance with the specifications as prepared by the City of Geneva /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk Electric Utility. Copies of the bid documents may be obtained and or examined at the office of the (Published in the Kane County Public Works Department located Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, at 1800 South Street, Geneva, IL 2014.) 60134.

PUBLIC NOTICE

All contractors shall certify that said contractor is not in violation of, nor has been convicted, for a violation of the Illinois Public Construction Act.

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, March 06, 2014 The City of Geneva, IL reserves a certificate was filed in the office the right to reject any or all Bids of the County Clerk of Kane County, and waive technicalities. Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, The City of Geneva, Illinois conducting and transacting the Mary McKittrick business known as THE WRITE City Administrator DECISION located at 916 Kehoe Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 28, 2014.) Dated: March 6, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 14, 21 & 28, 2014.)

Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 a certificate was filed in the *** THE BOAT DOCK *** office of the County Clerk of Kane We Buy & Consign Used Boats! County, Illinois, setting forth the Springfield, Illinois 217-793-7300 names and addresses of all persons www.theboatdock.com *** THE BOAT DOCK *** owning, conducting and transacting the business known as CAHILL Colman's RV CONTRACTORS located at 281 We Buy And Consign Used RV's Abbeywood Lane, North Aurora, IL And Campers! 217-787-8653 60542. www.colmansrv.com Dated: March 19, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 21, 28 & April 4, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, March 26, 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 MORALES-DIXON LIFE SAFETY ENGINEERING located at 802 Blaine Street, Batavia, IL 60510. Dated: March 26, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, March 25, 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 SIMPSON LAW GROUP located at 3612 Ridge Pointe Drive, Geneva, IL 60134.

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