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THE LONG OF IT STATE-BOUND GENEVA USES LENGTH TO DEFEND PERIMETER, PAINT. PAGE 18 Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Geneva players Janie McCloughan (from left), Abby Novak, Grace Loberg, Sidney Santos, Morgan Seberger and Michaela Loebel are seen.

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CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

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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ast Friday, I spent the day on the crowded deck of the Evanston High School swimming pool for the IHSA boys swimming and diving state meet.

The atmosphere was electric, and the sounds of the fans and swimmers echoed off of the tiled walls. As a former high school swimmer, who never made it

to the big stage, I got sentimental as I watched the swimmers’ camaraderie and excitement as the coaches whistled and waved as their swimmers raced by.

My high school swim memories will always be in my heart, as I’m sure they will be for these young men. Congratulations, swimmers.

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is $5 for residents and $7.50 for nonresidents. Registration is required at www.stcparks.org. Registered participants can have their picture taken with the bunny and receive a chocolate treat.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Businesses invited to consumer expo ST. CHARLES – Local businesses are invited to register for the 2014 St. Charles Chamber Consumer Expo set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at St. Charles East High School Sports Center. The school is at 1020 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Organizers are anticipating more than 80 exhibitors and 1,000 guests for this new event. Open to the public. Admission and parking are free. To register, contact the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce at 630-584-8384, email marketing@stcharleschamber.com or

Easter Bunny to stop by ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District is offering home visits by the Easter Bunny on April

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Where did you grow up? Grosse Pointe, Mich. Pets? A Boston terrier named Juno Who would play you in the movie of your life? Chelsea Handler First job? Retail at Jacobson’s Department Store As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A physician. I worked as a health care administrator,

and then I became a mom. A book you’d recommend? “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins Favorite charity? American Red Cross and SANTA – Send A New Toy to Appalachia What game show would you be on? “The Price is Right” Do you speak another language? Latin Do you play an instrument? Piano Favorite local restaurant? Niche in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I am learning how to go on pointe in ballet at the Geneva Park District.

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Chicago Home Show headed to Kane County Fairgrounds WHAT: The Home Shows Inc. will hold its annual gala of exhibitors. Participants will see the latest in home remodeling and repair products and services. The exposition is free, and parking is free. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 and 16 WHERE: Kane County Fairgrounds at 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles INFORMATION: Visit www.ChicagoHomeShow.net or call 630-385-4000.

Women of Cantigny program in Batavia WHAT: This program will discuss the lives of Amy McCormick, Cissy Patterson and six others, tracing their roots to Joseph Medill and Robert R. McCormick. The program is presented by Laurie Russell and brought to you on behalf of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. The cost is $3 a person. WHEN: 2 p.m. March 16 WHERE: Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia INFORMATION: Contact Carla Hill, Director of the Batavia Depot Museum, at 630-4065274 or carlah@bataviaparks.org.

Laugh Out Loud with Bob Smiley WHAT: Tickets are on sale for “Laugh Out Loud with Bob Smiley Live. Proceeds support

Faith Christian Academy, a school serving elementary and middle school children living in the tri-city area. The second annual fundraising event will feature all-new comedy routines by Smiley, along with special giveaways and a raffle table. WHEN: 8 p.m. March 14 WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles INFORMATION: Tickets to Laugh Out Loud can be bought at www.oshows.com.

Skilling seminar heads to Fermilab WHAT: The 2014 Fermilab and WGN-TV Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar, featuring meteorologist Tom Skilling, has been set. 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. April 5, and each event takes about four hours. WHERE: Fermilab, at Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia INFORMATION: Call 630-840-2247 or visit www.fnal.gov.

CERT team training course in North Aurora WHAT: Community Emergency Response Team training course begins in April in North Aurora. The course is intended to teach citizens how to better cope with the aftermath of a disaster by training them in basic disaster

response skills. The topics of the course are disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization, and course review and disaster simulation. WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 1 WHERE: North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora INFORMATION: Applications to attend the course can be picked up at the North Aurora Police Department, or they are available online at www.vil.north-aurora.il.us/forms.aspx. Questions can be directed to Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki at 630-897-8705, ext. 752, or sbuziecki@vil.north-aurora.il.us.

Ace the ACT Essay at Batavia library WHAT: Presenter Jordan Catapano will offer tips on writing essays during “Ace the ACT Essay.” High school students can learn how to analyze test prompts, create dynamic examples, write well-rounded arguments, and understand what ACT graders look for in essays. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 15 WHERE: Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia INFORMATION: Registration is required; register online at www.BataviaPublicLibrary. org or call 630-879-1393, ext. 200.

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Geneva resident Rhonda Simner, 35, was at the Geneva Women’s Club’s Little Black Dress Celebration when she answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

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Former owner sees animal among those impounded By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com Hebron resident Pamela Hess said she always wondered what happened to the mini-donkeys she gave to The Mini Zoo Crew in November 2012. Hess was selling her house and needed a new home for the donkeys – Rachel, Dolly and a 6-month-old male named Buttons. Shortly after she gave the animals away to the traveling petting zoo based in Hampshire Township, the potential buyer for her house backed out, and she ended up staying, Hess said. The Mini Zoo Crew owner and operator Stacy Fiebelkorn told her in an email in July that Buttons had died, possibly of a rupture or brain hemorrhage, but the other two were doing well. Fiebelkorn, 34, of Elgin, was charged Wednesday with one count of a violation of an owner’s duty to provide adequate food, shelter and water and vet care to prevent suffering and one count of cruelty to animals, both misdemeanors. This week, Hess said she saw one of her mini-donkeys, Dolly, in a news photo of animals being cared for by the

8LOCAL BRIEF STC Park District offers Stage Stars class ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Park District is offering a class, Stage Stars, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning April 12. It ends May 3, and will be at the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The fee is $98 for residents and $148 for nonresidents. Advanced registration is required. Children will learn theater terms, play games and act in short skits. Every student will have the opportunity to play at least one lead role per session and will receive a participation award. Parents are invited to attend the final performance on the last day of class. It is for ages 8 to 11.

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Hebron woman gave mini-donkeys to petting zoo owner Kane County Animal Control after they were impounded from Fiebelkorn. “I’m very upset with this,” Hess said. “She always reassured me they were fine.” Nine animals and a horse fetus were found dead and 94 others – including rabbits, donkeys, goats and chickens – were found ill and without enough food and their water was frozen, officials said. Stacy A dead mare Fiebelkorn and fetus were found at a Campton Township farm and the rest in Hampshire Township. “I ... was looking to get them a nice home,” Hess said. “She had a petting zoo, and I thought they would get a lot of attention. They were very sweet mini-donkeys.” Hess said she has left messages with Kane County Animal Control, saying that she would like to take her two surviving mini-donkeys back, if possible. Fiebelkorn did not return a voice mail message seeking

comment, nor respond to a reporter’s business card left at her home in Elgin. She was released after posting $150 bail. No court date has been set yet. This was not the first time Fiebelkorn was cited in connection with her animals. Kane County Animal Control cited her July 9, 2008, on local ordinance violations, court records show. Three citations were for not having dogs vaccinated for rabies and 25 others were for violating an owner’s duty to animals. The violations occurred at a property on the 41W000 block of McDonald Road in Plato Township. The citations were not specific as to what was wrong, but list types of animals involved, such as “paint horse,” “large black goat with white nose,” “young burro,” “old burro,” “tan pony” and “black pig.” Several cases did not show what animal was involved other than names, such as “Hercules,” “Lily” and “Sassy.” According to the court records, Fiebelkorn did not enter a plea. She was not fined, but each case was stricken with leave to reinstate. An attorney who special-

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izes in animal abuse cases praised Kane County Sheriff’s deputies and animal control for how they handled the petting zoo animals this week. Cherie Travis, who works for the Cook County Sheriff, did training last May for Kane County deputies and animal control employees so they would know what to do in an animal abuse case. “I am delighted that the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control worked so well in handling this case so that it resulted in a good outcome for a majority of the animals,” Travis said. “I give all the credit to Sheriff Pat Perez for his leadership and his staff that took leadership action on this.” The training stemmed from a case in 2012 in which a woman in Burlington Township, Angela Beers, relinquished 13 horses and was cited in a humane care violation, Travis said. “We saw that it was a situation we don’t deal with on a frequent basis,” Perez said. “We needed to be trained on [it] and have a starting point and some knowledge. ... It was

an unfortunate situation, but it went seamlessly because of the training we all received.” Travis said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart championed a house bill that amended the Illinois Police Training Act to include law enforcement training in animal crimes. House Bill 3388 went into effect Jan. 1 this year, she said. “This is cutting-edge legislation,” Travis said. “It will be part of the curriculum in a few years for all officers in illinois.” After the incident in Kane County, Beers, later was charged in Kendall County in another complaint involving two horses. Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis said Beers pleaded guilty on one count of failure of a owners’ duty, given a year of supervision and ordered to make restitution of $5,299 to the Hooved Animal Humane Society for the horses given to its care. “She had to surrender animals she had and she is prohibited from owning or possessing new horses during the supervision time frame,” Weis said. “She has to complete a psychological evaluation and complete any treatment or counseling.”

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Church to host workshop AURORA – St. George Byzantine Catholic Church in Aurora is hosting an iconography workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 through April 11 at the church at 720 Rural St. in Aurora. This is an introduction to the liturgical art of the Christian East by iconographer Phil Zimmerman. The icon to be written is Christ the Bridegroom, an icon used in the liturgies of Holy Week. Supplies are included in the $300 registration fee. The registration deadline is March 31, but space is limited. Registrants do not have to be parishioners of St. George. For information or to register,

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

By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com SUGAR GROVE – Police in Sugar Grove are investigating what Chief Pat Rollins called a suspicious fire that took place last week at Village Laundromat, 91 Sugar Lane, Sugar Grove. Rollins said that the fire was reported at 7:43 p.m. Saturday. When firefighters

arrived, they found that the exteriors of two of the dryers had been set ablaze. He described the unit affected as a double-stack machine, and he said damage was less than $10,000. He said the fires had started in the area where money is inserted into the machine. There were no injuries, he said, and no one was inside at the time the fire was

reported. Rollins said the establishment is a 24-hour facility, and the incident was reported when a customer arrived to do laundry. Rollins said the business remains open. Police are seeking information about the incident. Anyone with information is urged to call the police department at 630-466-4526.

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the Kane County office, 535 S. Randall Road, in St. Charles. • From 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 8, Jim Schmidt will present “The Basics of Growing Herbs.” This session will look at various common herbs and their characteristics. It also will focus on how to grow, when to harvest and potential savory uses. • “Pest Control Strategies in the Garden” will be led by David Robson from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24. This program will help the home gardener

decide the best options for managing those pests while protecting the environment. • From 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 6, “Bargain Gardening” will be led by Rhonda Ferree. Participants will find out how gardens can be simple and fun, while learning gardening tips and ideas that will save time and money. There is a fee of $10 to attend each session. To register online, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/ dkk, or call 630-584-6166 for information.

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ST. CHARLES – Lack of maintenance of a clothes dryer was blamed for a fire Wednesday night that firefighters said caused $30,000 worth of damage to a town house at 851 Pheasant Trail in St. Charles, according to a news release issued by the St. Charles Fire Department. According to the release, there were no injuries to firefighters or the occupants. Firefighters said they responded at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday to the report of a fire. They arrived at 9:09 p.m. and found the fire in a second-floor

utility room. Firefighters said they were able to stop the fire before it extended to the rest of the town house and had it extinguished in about 20 minutes. The home’s occupant was inside at the time of the fire, according to the release, but she was able to leave and call 911. Firefighters said there was damage to the structure and contents. Geneva, Batavia and West Chicago firefighters assisted at the scene, and the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District provided coverage while the St. Charles firefighters were at the scene.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS HorsePower Therapeutic Riding seeks volunteers MAPLE PARK – HorsePower Therapeutic Riding is seeking volunteers, ages 14 and older. The organization teaches horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed for grooming, tacking, training, leading and side-walking assignments which support our lesson program. A volunteer orientation session is set from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. March 18 at Fox Chase Farm, 46W276 Route 38, Maple Park. Participants must RSVP to Carrie Capes, turn in a completed application and have a phone interview before attending. Email info@HorsePowerTR. com or call 815-508-0804. Volunteer applications will be emailed, and they must be completed by Monday. Minors must have parents sign all waivers to participate. Applicants must have at least two years of horse experience and pass a horse-handling skills assessment. Attendance at orientation is mandatory for all who wish to volunteer. For information, visit www. HorsePowerTR.com.

Rosary High School to host ‘Explore Day’ AURORA – Seventh-grade girls are invited to Rosary High School in Aurora for an “Explore Day” March 19 or April 10 to experience a slice of what high school is about. The event is from 8 to 10:30

GENEVA a.m. and will feature speakers and demonstrations on spirituality, leadership, science, English, athletics, music, extracurriculars, Rosary’s new robotics program, and more. Rosary is at 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora. Seventh- or eighth-graders who have not yet decided where to attend high school, are also welcome to set up a Shadow Day at Rosary to experience a school day with a current freshman. For information, visit www. rosaryhs.com.

Field of Dreams to hold ‘Mane Event’ fundraiser WEST CHICAGO – Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption is holding its premier fundraiser, “The Mane Event,” starting at 5 p.m. March 22 at St. Andrew’s Golf & Country Club, 2241 Route 59, West Chicago. This event is the seventh annual dinner and auction to support Field of Dreams’ horse facilities in St. Charles and Batavia. Tickets are $75 apiece or $560 for a table of eight. There will be a silent auction, a fourcourse meal and a live auction to follow. Field of Dreams is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for abused, neglected, and unwanted horses as well as horses coming from loving homes whose owners can no longer care for them due to financial difficulties. To buy tickets, call Kathy at 630-723-1990 or email fodhra1@yahoo.com.

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RTA secures $144K to help develop area by Metra station KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – The RTA Board of Directors approved $144,000 in funding to assist Geneva in encouraging more transit-oriented development near Metra’s Union Pacific West Line Geneva station, officials said. The RTA also will help manage the grant and assist in implementing the recommendations. Geneva Community Development Director Dick Untch said in a statement that the RTA’s assistance “is a big step forward towards realizing long-term objectives for our downtown.” Geneva adopted a station

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at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, he said, and the other was treated at the scene. Thursday morning, Batavia plow trucks worked to clear ice from the streets and pushed debris from the fire against the building. Although the brick building remained standing, Banker said the structure likely was a total loss but noted a business to the south sustained only minimal smoke damage. The fire remained under investigation Thursday by the Batavia Fire Department, Kane County Fire Investigation Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Banker said. He said there was “no reason to suspect any suspicious activity.” Batavia fire officials noted that the location has a history of fires, which the Batavia Historical Society details on its website. According to the historical society, the Master Cast site once was home to the Lindgren Foundry. A fire destroyed the plant within months of opening in 1920, but the business reopened by May 1921. A fire in 1953, however, burned a storage building that the company added on the west side of Mallory Street, the historical society reports.

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BATAVIA – A Wednesday night blaze that took hours to extinguish remained the subject of an investigation Thursday in Batavia. Fire officials remained at Master Cast Inc., 106 S. Mallory Ave., late Thursday morning, more than 12 hours after the fire started. “It’s been a while since we had something like this,” Batavia Deputy Fire Chief Randy Banker said. The Batavia Fire Department was alerted to the fire at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday as it helped the St. Charles Fire Department with a fire in a town house, Banker said. Although Batavia had equipment in St. Charles, he said, there was no delay in responding to the Master Cast building, which is about a mile east of Batavia High School at the southeast corner of Mallory Avenue and First Street. Heavy fire was throughout the north end of the building, which has offices in the front, Banker said. The Batavia Fire Department received help from more than a dozen agencies, Banker said, noting it took about four hours to get the fire under control. Difficulties included not being able to see some of the fire because of the metal roof and the way the building was constructed, he said, noting the age of building. Three firefighters were injured because of slips and falls on the ice formed by the water used to battle the blaze, Banker said. Two received treatment

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Batavia fire department officials investigate the scene of a fire in an industrial building Thursday morning in Batavia. The fire started at the building about 10 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. The structure is located at the southeast corner of Mallory Avenue and First Street in Batavia. Photos by Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com


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Entries welcome in dog costume contest KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Residents are invited to dress up their dogs and earn prizes at the 2014 St. Patrick’s Parade. St. Charles Veterinary Clinic will host a Deck Out Your Lucky Dog Contest from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 15 in front of the St. Charles Municipal Building (City Hall) at 2 E. Main St. Dogs of all ages, breeds, colors and coats are encouraged to enter, according to a news release. Dog owners will have a voting number for their individual dogs, and then parade attendees can vote at the Municipal Building before, during and after the parade to show support for their favorite canine. The two judging categories in the contest are Best Irish Theme and Most Unique. The dogs with the most votes will be eligible for priz-

es, including a $100 gift certificate from St. Charles Veterinary Clinic, a one-year supply of heartworm, flea, and tick Preventative, an electric water fountain and more, the news release said. The dogs are invited to walk with the other participants in the parade, which kicks off at 2 p.m. March 15 on Route 64 from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue, according to the release. Dog owners are encouraged to register in advance for the contest by filling out the registration form online at www. downtownstcharles.org/stpats. Owners must keep their pets on leashes at all times and pick up their pets’ waste. All registered dogs will receive a professional photograph courtesy of Kimberly Coppert Photography. For information, visit www. DowntownStCharles.org, email info@downtownstcharles.org, or call 630-443-3969.

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Tree identification class set March 16

BATAVIA – “Chicago’s official troubadour” Mark Dvorak will make two special appearances on March 16. Kiss the Sky Records, 180 W. First St., Batavia, will present Dvorak in a free concert at 6 p.m., and Dvorak will join Waterline Writers at 7 p.m. to read selections from his recently published book of essays and poems, “Bowling for Christmas & Other Tales from the Road.” The reading will take place at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Both events are free. CDs and books will be available for purchase and signing. For information, visit www.markdvorak.com. For information on the concert, contact Kiss the Sky at 630-406-0086 or on the web at www.kissthesky.net. For information on Waterline Writers, visit www.waterlinewriters.org.

SUGAR GROVE – A winter tree identification class will be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 16 at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove. The class is sponsored by the Sugar Grove Park District and will be taught by Mary Ochsenschlager. A simple book is used to help sort out the many native trees that will be found. Participants should dress for the weather and bring an extra $5 if they would like to purchase the tree ID book. Find out how to register for this class by calling the Sugar Grove Park District at 630-466-7436 or by going to www.sgparks.org. The cost of the class is $5.

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problems or irregularities during the March 18 primary election should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office to report the problems. The Election Complaint Line will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 18. Anyone who experiences or witnesses any possible illegal election activity, such as electioneering, illegally placed campaign signs or denial of voting rights at any of Kane County’s voting precincts should call the hotline at 630208-5328. The hotline will be staffed by representatives of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Voters should note that this hotline is not for election questions, such as polling times and places. Voters in need of election information should call the Kane County Clerk’s Election Help Line at 630-232-5990.

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ST. CHARLES – A free Easter egg hunt is set for 10 a.m. April 12 at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles. Participants should meet at the entrance to River View Minia-

GENEVA – The train crossing on Third Street in Geneva will be closed for four days – today through Monday – so that Union Pacific can make emergency repairs on two defective rail lines, the city of Geneva reported in a news release. According to the release, the crossing will be closed af-

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The Tri-Cities housing market showed growth in some areas and slight declines in others in January, compared to January 2013, according to the latest data released by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors. There were 15 Batavia detached single-family homes sold traditionally in January, a 150 percent increase from the six homes sold in January 2013, according to the organization’s data. Batavia’s traditional median sale prices for detached homes were up this year to $271,000 from $169,000 last year. Geneva’s median sales prices for the same kind of homes also was up to $341,000 from $299,990, the data said. Geneva posted less detached single-family home sales this year, going 16 in January compared to 19 in January 2013. St. Charles had slight declines in both traditional sale closings and median home sale prices, according to the data. There were 25 detached single-family homes sales in

January, one fewer than the number sold last January. Median home sale prices for those types of homes dipped from $319,000 in January 2013 to $315,000 in January 2014. A traditional home sale means the home was not real estate-owned or a short sale. The number of traditional homes under contract to be sold increased in Batavia from 11 in January 2013 to 13 one year later; St. Charles posted an increase from 28 to 37 homes under contract during the same period. Geneva had a decrease of under-contract home sales, going from 21 to 14, according to the data. The number of closed January short sales across the Tri-Cities has dropped in recent years. In January 2012, there were 10 short sales total for all three cities. That number decreased to seven 12 months later, and held steady at seven in January 2014. Across the Chicago suburbs, the median price of a single-family, detached home increased 12.2 percent in January 2014 compared with the same period a year ago, according to the organization’s statistics.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Club taking applications for scholarships ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Mothers’ Club is taking applications for the 2014 Sherry Costello Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship provides money to women who are earning college degrees to better support their families. The number of awards and amounts vary each year based on the availability of funds and the applicant pool, but amounts have ranged from $500 to $4,000. Scholarships will be paid directly to the recipient’s university or college for educational expenses. Awards are based on need and academic merit. Eligibility requirements include women with dependent children, financial need and residency in St. Charles or surrounding communities in the Fox Valley area. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. For an application form, write to St. Charles Mothers Club, P.O. Box 1274, St. Charles, IL 60175, attn: Scholarship Committee Chairperson; or visit www.stcharlesmothersclub. org. Completed applications must be received by April 1.

Farm bureau plans Touch-a-Tractor event ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Farm Bureau has planned its ninth annual Touch-A-Tractor event for April 4 through April 6. The hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. April 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 and 6. It will be at the front lawn of the bureau office at 2N710 Randall Road, St. Charles. The event benefits the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Kids can sit in the seat of an antique tractor, see modern farm equipment, participate in hands-on activities, ride pedal tractors, shell corn, see farm animals, and enter for a free chance to win a pedal tractor. Bringing nonperishable food items

to the event earns visitors an extra entry in the pedal tractor drawing. Food will be donated to a local food pantry. Refreshments will be offered to help raise funds for the KCFB Foundation. The KCFB Foundation will sell tickets for the 2014 Winner’s Choice Raffle. Scholarship recipients for 2014 will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the event April 6. For information, visit www.kanecfb.com or call 630-584-8660 for details.

Hultgren announces art competition GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, has announced the start of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from the 14th District. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for an entire year. Submitted artwork will be hung at Water Street Studios for a reception announcing the winners, so artwork should be ready to hang. Last year, Avie Churchwell of Geneva was chosen as the winner. Her winning piece, “Tea Party for One,” is currently one of those featured at www.house.gov/ content/educate/art_competition. Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be submitted to Rep. Hultgren’s district office by April 4. The district office is at 1797 W. State St., Suite A, in Geneva. For information, call Ruth Richardson in Hultgren’s office at 630-232-7104.

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8OBITUARIES ALVIN JAMES SCHUMAN Born: May 27, 1927 Died: March 4, 2014 NORTH AURORA – Alvin James Schuman, 86, of North Aurora, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by his family. He was born May 27, 1927, in Elgin, the son of William and Alvina (Lange) Schuman. Al served in the U.S. Army as a 612th quartermaster. He was employed by Burgess Norton in Geneva for 42 years. Al was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Geneva. He served 24 years as a volunteer fireman for the Geneva Fire Department and 23 years as a Boy Scout troop leader for Troop 53 in Geneva. Some of Al’s fondest memories include camping and fishing. Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Rose (Bradley); his sons, Steve (Karen) of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Dennis of Elburn and Tom (Dee) of Batavia; his grandchildren, Matt, Eleanor and Marion Schuman; his great-grandchildren, Hunter Funk, Riley, Matthew, Taylor and Cody Schuman; and his nieces and nephews. Including his parents, Al was preceded in death by his brother, Richard. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m.

Monday, March 10, at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South St., Geneva. The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Geneva. For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

EDWIN V. WINTER Died: March 5, 2014 Edwin V. Winter, 91, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He was born in Chicago to the late Antoni and Wiktoria (Kowalska) Winter. Ed was the loving husband of Lorraine (Gonka) for 67 years. He is survived by his children, Sandra (Lincoln) Lockhart and Anthony (Chris) Winter; and grandchildren, Peter (Kristen) and Ben Winter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean (Stanley) Burkacki. Ed proudly served as a Technical Sergeant during World War II in the South Pacific. An excellent machinist, Ed fulfilled a dream and co-owned TriPoles in Franklin Park. He was an active member of the Batavia Seniors Group. The family thanks the staff of the Geneva Rehab and Nursing Center for their loving care to Ed over the last several months and to the Seasons Hospice of Glen Ellyn. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia. Prayers at the funeral home will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, before proceeding to Holy Cross Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia, for Mass celebration at 10:30 a.m. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church or the Batavia Historical Society. For information, contact the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Edward J. Bankmann Jr.: The wake will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 State St., Geneva, and a funeral Mass celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at St. Peter’s Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Marshall Crane: A memorial service to celebrate his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March

7, at Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave., in Batavia. The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Interment will be private. Elizabeth Jean Grotberg: A memorial visitation for Elizabeth Jean Grotberg will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles, with a memorial service at 3:30 p.m.

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.

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Adults, as well as teens accompanied by their parents, are invited. Dr. Steve Gerali will lead discussion of the topic in a straightforward, yet relaxed – and sometimes humorous – way. Gerali is a professor and globally recognized expert in the fields of adolescence, youth ministry and mentoring who has done post-doctoral work on sexual development and dysfunctions at Loyola Stritch Medical Center, Chicago. For information, contact Rejoice at 630-262-0596, or visit www.rejoiceinthemission. org/about-rejoice/conversations-on-good-sex-wsteve-gerali.aspx.

Lego Train Club to hold Lego Show this weekend GENEVA – The Northern Illinois Lego Train Club will have a Lego Show, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. The club will set up a weekend display of various buildings all made from Legos, along with a model of a running Lego train. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for members and children 10 and younger. For information, call 630-2324951 or visit www.genevahistorycenter.org.

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The next Kane County Bar Association “Ask a Lawyer Day” event is set from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. On the second Saturday of each month, members of the public are encouraged to call 630-762-1900 for a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. This public information service (sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association, and supported by the Illinois State Bar Association) is an opportunity to ask questions and find direction for any legal matters. Last month, many callers were helped with legal problems regarding issues in real estate, landlord/tenant, criminal, estates and wills, divorce, child custody, collections, bankruptcy and traffic. There is a very high call volume, so callers are urged to keep trying if the phone lines are busy, as volunteers are not able to retrieve messages left on the voice mail.

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Budget comes up short THE WASHINGTON POST It was just bad luck that President Barack Obama unveiled his fiscal 2015 budget in the midst of the most dangerous geopolitical tensions Europe has faced since the end of the Cold War. The Obama administration began working on the document long before the recent upheaval in Ukraine; Obama had no way of knowing that its unveiling would compete for headlines with a Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. There is a lesson in this unexpected juxtaposition nevertheless – no nation can safely base its tax and spending plans on inflexible commitments. Political life, both domestic and international, is too unpredictable. Yet U.S. government spending is mostly on autopilot. The government is scheduled to lay out about $3.8 trillion this fiscal year – 70 percent of which will go to mandatory-spending programs, chiefly Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and interest on the federal debt. Obama’s plan for fiscal 2015 does not change this; it would increase overall spending slightly, paying for it with selected tax increases, while shifting money among priorities here and there. But these tweaks would take place within the same 30 percent of discretionary spending that the current budget contains. In saying this, we do not necessarily mean to question Obama’s specific priorities; in particular, it’s too simplistic to say that events in Ukraine, by themselves, justify a much higher level

of defense spending than the Obama administration wants – though some will certainly suggest that. Nor do we mean to demean important policy initiatives in Obama’s budget, particularly his call for an increase in the poverty-fighting earned-income tax credit for childless workers. The latter proposal is among the few ideas in the budget that retains an outside chance of garnering Republican support in Congress, assuming the sincerity of the GOP’s recently expressed interest in more efficient methods of battling inequality and poverty. The point is that a nation must be able to adapt its spending priorities, sometimes swiftly, in response to unforeseen contingencies. That’s harder to do when so many resources are pre-committed to a handful of worthy but expensive entitlements. In a federal budget of nearly $4 trillion, the president and Congress will argue over about $1 trillion, divided roughly evenly between defense needs and every other federal function. Under these circumstances, even the most modest policy prescription becomes a recipe for political trench warfare. This structural problem requires credible structural reform – to both entitlements and taxes. In that respect, Obama’s budget is just the latest in a long line of plans, from Democrats and Republicans, that fails to deliver what the country most needs. Sooner or later, change must come, and preferably before a crisis forces it on us.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ahead of the curve To the Editor: My father introduced me to Jack Cunningham when I was in the sixth grade. I’m proud to say my first political foray was going door-to-door for Jack when he ran for the Aurora City Council. I campaigned for him then, and I’m happy to do it now because I’ve seen what Jack has done for Kane County Through our affiliation with the Illinois Association of County Officials, I’ve personally seen that – under his leadership – the Kane County Clerk’s Office is always proactive and ahead of the curve when it comes to elections, voter registration, technology, day-to-day operations and management. Having taken the Kendall County Coroner’s Office from a funeral home to the modern facility it is today, I know what

it’s like to build something from the ground up. Jack Cunningham has done the same thing with the Kane County Clerk’s Office. Through Jack’s participation in the National Association of County Recorders, Elected Officials and Clerks, not only is the Kane County Clerk’s Office held in high esteem throughout the state, but nationally as well. Jack keeps his word, always helps those who ask and he runs one of the best offices in Illinois. I have no reservation in asking you to vote for Jack Cunningham for Kane County clerk on March 18. Ken Toftoy Kendall County coroner

Postal kudos To the Editor:

As longtime North Aurora residents, we would like to thank our U.S. Postal Service employees for their dedication serving our community, especially our personal mail carrier that we call “Cigar Mailman Al.” He has been a trooper through subzero temps and those above 100 degree days that we could have fried an egg on the sidewalk. “Cigar Al” has always come through for us no matter what the weather or amount of junk mail he has to deal with. He always delivers in a timely, set-your-watch manner with a smile on his face. If he is your guy, step out and say “hi” and thank him, cause he is a really great guy. Rick and Patti Coleman North Aurora

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

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Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K planned May 31 GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars organization will host Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K at 8 a.m. May 31 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Registration is now open for the event at www.kccougars. com and www.racetime.info. The event will start and finish on the field at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, with the finish line at home plate. Participants will be seen on the stadium’s videoboard through a live-feed camera and can receive a high-five from Ozzie T. Cougar on the final stretch of the race inside the ballpark. Families with children are

encouraged to participate as strollers are permitted and there is a special discounted rate for participants between 5 and 18 years old. Businesses interested in race sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to email ozzie@ kanecountycougars.com. Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for those age 5 through 18. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to the Ozzie’s Scholars Reading Scholarship Program.

Salvation Army to offer free computer class ST. CHARLES – The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles, will offer a free computer class to help individuals in their job search. The first class is set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. April 3. The event is open to all. Registration is required. Call Cathy Winters at 630-377-2769, ext. 210.

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St. Charles • James A. Mougette, 46, of the 29W400 block of Emerald Green Drive, Warrenville, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 26, with selling tobacco to a minor in the 2000 block of Dean Street, St. Charles. • Garroth L. Shoemake, 46, of the 1800 block of Wessel Court, St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 26, with selling tobacco to a minor in the 1700 block of East Main Street, St. Charles. • Bharat Harilal Aankolia, 50, of the 2800 block of East Bridleway Court, Carpentersville, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 26, with selling tobacco to a minor in the 300 block of West Main Street, St. Charles. • Pamela L. Lesner, 38, of the 1300 block of Madison Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 26, with selling tobacco to a minor in the 700 block of South Third Street, St. Charles. • Elizabeth Caballero, 57, of the 1400 block of Birch Lane, South Elgin, was charged

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, with selling tobacco to a minor in the 600 block of North Kirk Road, St. Charles. Kane County Sheriff’s Office • Oscar Mendoza-Angel, 32, of the 100 block of Walnut Drive, St. Charles, was arrested Tuesday, March 4, on a DuPage County warrant for failing to appear in court on a driving under the influence charge. He also was ticketed with failure to signal when required, driving without a license, driving without insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol. • A resident of the 38W500 block of Hilltop Drive, St. Charles Township, reported Monday, March 3, he tried to electronically file his taxes on Sunday, Feb. 23, but instantly received an error message. He reportedly contacted the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, March 3, and learned a tax refund had been filed under his Social Security number between Jan. 1 and Feb. 23.

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ST. CHARLES – The Wild Fire Harley-Davidson Chapter 1084 in Villa Park and South Elgin’s Anderson Animal Shelter will host the third annual Paws & Claws Motorcycle Charity Ride on June 1. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Fox River Harley-Davidson, 131 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. All money raised will go to Anderson Animal Shelter to help it care for, shelter and promote the adoption of stray and unwanted companion animals. The event will include raffles, silent auction, food and more. Registration fees will be $20 for one rider and $30 for a rider with a passenger. The after party will be at Outpost Tavern, 40W825 Oak St., Pingree Grove. Those who wish to participate only in the after party can do so for $15. To help with the event, email Laurel Garza at volunteers@

andersonanimalshelter.org. To inquire about the sponsorship opportunities, call 847-6972880, ext. 25. Event registration and sponsorship information can be found online at www.events. org/2014pawsandclaws.

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Stocks rise as jobless claims retreat to 3-month low By CALLIE BOST Bloomberg News. NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rose Thursday, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to an all-time high, as data showed jobless claims fell to the lowest level in three months and investors watched developments in Ukraine. Yum Brands gained 3.3 percent after Robert W. Baird & Co. raised the stock’s rating. Pluristem Therapeutics climbed 4.2 percent after getting regulatory approval for manufacturing stem-cell therapy products. Costco Wholesale slipped 2.8 percent after posting fiscal second-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates. Staples plunged 15 percent after saying it will close as many as 12 percent of its North American stores. The S&P 500 gained 0.2 percent to a record 1,877.03. The Dow Jones industrial average added 61.71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,421.89. About 6.5 bil-

lion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges, in line with the three-month average. “We need to get away from the latest noise and headlines and look at the fundamental trends in place,” Rob Stein, chief executive officer at Chicago-based Astor Investment Management, which manages $700 million, said by phone. “We’ve been adding jobs, GDP growth is positive, earnings are showing a positive trend, inflation is relatively low and while a lot of the stuff could be much, much better, the trend is still productive.” Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, an indication companies are holding on to staff even as cold weather threatens to slow the world’s largest economy. The Labor Department will release its February jobs report today. Separate data indicated factory goods orders in January fell 0.7 percent compared

with a forecast for a decline of 0.5 percent. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday in its Beige Book business survey that the economy in most regions grew last month even as harsh winter weather impeded hiring. Investors have been speculating that recent weakness in data from housing to jobs was caused by inclement weather. Three rounds of Fed stimulus have helped push the S&P 500 up 177 percent from a 12-year low, as U.S. equities are set to enter the sixth year of a bull market that started March 9, 2009. The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged at a record low of 0.25 percent Thursday, as stronger inflation and economic output reduced the need for officials to take action. The decision was forecast by 40 out of 54 economists in a Bloomberg News survey. President Barack Obama said the United States and its allies will keep raising pres-

sure on Russia to back down in Ukraine and held open the possibility of further sanctions if Vladimir Putin’s government doesn’t respond. His administration earlier banned visas for Ukrainian officials and others, including Russians, who it says are threatening Ukraine’s sovereignty. Obama also authorized the imposition of financial sanctions. Crimean lawmakers called a March 16 referendum to return Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula to Russia. European Union governments halted trade and visa negotiations with Russia and prepared sanctions against selected Russian officials. “It’s one of those things that could come back and become the most important event at any time,” James Paulsen, the Minneapolis-based chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, which oversees about $360 billion in assets. “The concern is still there but it’s rapidly losing its

focus. At least it’s gotten itself to a situation where it won’t have an effect economically until it flares up again.” The tensions sent the Chicago Board Options Exchange volatility index, a gauge for U.S. stock volatility, surging 14 percent on March 3. The VIX tumbled 12 percent the next day. The index rose 2.3 percent to 14.21 on Thursday. Investors have added $9 billion to U.S. equity exchange-traded funds in the past five days and withdrawn $7.3 billion from bond ETFs, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Real-estate stocks absorbed the most money among industry ETFs, taking in nearly $900 million during the past week. Seven of 10 main S&P 500 groups advanced. Financial shares rallied 0.7 percent to lead the gains and close at the highest level since September 2008. JPMorgan Chase & Co. jumped 1.3 percent to $58.90 for a third day of gains.

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The Geneva boys basketball team looks to end a lengthy drought tonight when it faces Bolingbrook in the 4A Plainield East Regional title game. PAGE 22

TALL TASK GENEVA GIRLS BASKETBALL UTILIZES HEIGHT TO EARN CLASS 4A STATE SEMIFINAL APPEARANCE. PAGE 18

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Geneva’s Morgan Seberger guards a teammate during Wednesday’s practice for today’s IHSA Class 4A state semifinal game.

Mutual respect Alison Colby (right) and the Burlington Central girls basketball team will look to make their name known when they face state powerhouse Montini in an IHSA Class 3A semiinal game. PAGE 20

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IHSA CLASS 4A STATE SEMIFINALS: GENEVA VS. ROLLING MEADOWS Class 4A state finals

Geneva Leaderboard

At Redbird Arena, Normal

Total points Morgan Seberger.......................342 Janie McCloughan .....................341 Grace Loberg..............................315 Sidney Santos.............................246 Abby Novak.................................223 Michaela Loebel.........................108 Madeline Dunn...........................97 Taylor Williams ..........................70 Courtney Reynolds ....................56 Kate Rogers ................................32 Anna Finch ..................................24 Makayla Koehn...........................15 Jill McDowell ..............................14 Amelia Grady..............................11 Mary Burke .................................6 Isabella Medina..........................6 Emma Peters ..............................3

Today’s semifinals Geneva (26-5) vs. Rolling Meadows (28-4), 6:30 p.m. Whitney Young (30-3) vs. Marian (27-4), 8:15 p.m. Saturday Third-place game, 12:15 p.m. Championship, 2 p.m.

Road to state Rachel Bach Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 23 Andrew W, 61-40 Nov. 25 Glenbard N. W, 64-35 Nov. 26 Down. G. N. L, 48-37 Nov. 27 Glenbard S. W, 57-44 Dec. 2 Dec. 6

S. Elgin Batavia

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Crete-Monee Shootout Dec. 7 Bloom Twp. W, 69-55

Geneva’s Janie McCloughan (right) defends Amelia Grady’s shot during Wednesday’s practice. Geneva plays Rolling Meadows at 6:30 p.m. today in an IHSA Class 4A semifinal game in Normal.

Dec. 13 STC East W, 60-38 Dec. 20 Streamwood W, 54-51 Dec. 21 Larkin W, 64-37

STANDING TALL

Montini Christmas Tournament Dec. 23 Huntley L, 47-36 Dec. 26 St. Joseph W, 57-40 Dec. 27 S. Elgin W, 58-45 Dec. 28 Zion-Benton W, 64-37 Jan. 10 STC North Jan. 17 Batavia

61-43 L, 75-67

McDonalds Shootout Jan. 18 St. Thomas M. L, 65-57 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 14

Glenbard N. Elgin STC East Fenwick Streamwood Larkin Elgin STC North Bartlett

W, 47-28 W, 68-39 W, 63-56 W, 66-36 W, 57-38 W, 60-34 W, 64-26 W, 58-35 W, 56-45

Wheaton North Regional Feb. 18 Glenbard W W, 51-32 Feb. 20 Wheaton N. W, 75-63 Addison Trail Sectional Feb. 25 WW South W, 55-54 Feb. 27 Batavia W, 48-24 Judson University Supersectional March 3 Boylan W, 60-41

Geneva’s length boosts confidence, builds leads By KEVIN DRULEY

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idney Santos suggests length on the perimeter is underrated. She smiles before explaining her reasoning, because the Geneva girls basketball team is in the coveted position to make this argument. Poll any of Geneva’s opponents in a season that resumes with tonight’s IHSA Class 4A state semifinal against Rolling Meadows and there likely would be no rebuttal. From the top of the key on down, the Vikings thrive on creating defensive havoc. No Vikings starter stands shorter than senior guard Morgan Seberger’s 5-foot-11, and the range extends to 6-2 freshman post Grace Loberg. Santos, a 6-1 senior guard, and junior forwards Janie McCloughan (5-10) and Abby Novak (6-1) do plenty of arm-waving in between. “Because we have our hands up, it brings energy, it brings tipped balls,” Santos said. “We might not get a steal, but getting a tip brings that much more momentum to us. That’s probably the biggest factor about our team is our length.” Geneva enters tonight’s opening semifinal at Illinois State’s Redbird Arena in Normal on a 14-game winning streak. The

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More online Geneva girls basketball coach Sarah Meadows offers insight into the team’s morale and postseason run at kcchronicle.com/video. team has allowed an average of 39 points during the stretch, and held opponents in the 20s three times. On Monday, the Vikings stifled Rockford Boylan by staying active and confident. Yes, Geneva isn’t short on swagger, either. “I mean, you look up and you say, ‘OK, we’re up by 15, but when can we be up by 20?’ ” Novak said. “We just need to extend our lead and just make it more secure, make us feel better. Play composed like our coach says.” Vikings coach Sarah Meadows defeated Rolling Meadows coach Ryan Kirkorsky in their lone head-to-head meeting. Kirkorsky was in his final season at Elk Grove when the host Vikings beat the Grens in a regional final in 2012.

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Points a game Grace Loberg..............................14.3 Janie McCloughan .....................11.4 Morgan Seberger.......................11.0 Sidney Santos.............................8.2 Abby Novak.................................7.2 Michaela Loebel.........................6.8 Madeline Dunn...........................3.2 Taylor Williams ..........................2.8 Courtney Reynolds ....................2.0 Makayla Koehn...........................1.4 Jill McDowell ..............................1.3 Kate Rogers ................................1.3 Anna Finch ..................................1.0 Amelia Grady..............................0.7 Mary Burke .................................0.5 Emma Peters ..............................0.4 Isabella Medina..........................0.2 Total rebounds Grace Loberg..............................197 Janie McCloughan .....................185 Abby Novak.................................164 Sidney Santos.............................164 Madeline Dunn...........................110 Morgan Seberger.......................76 Taylor Williams ..........................53 Michaela Loebel.........................39 Courtney Reynolds ....................22 Anna Finch ..................................18 Isabella Medina..........................12 Jill McDowell ..............................11 Mary Burke .................................9 Amelia Grady..............................9 Makayla Koehn...........................9 Kate Rogers ................................7 Emma Peters ..............................4 Total assists Sidney Santos.............................173 Abby Novak.................................70 Morgan Seberger.......................55 Michaela Loebel.........................37 Grace Loberg..............................29 Janie McCloughan .....................27 Isabella Medina..........................24 Taylor Williams ..........................15 Madeline Dunn...........................8 Courtney Reynolds ....................8 Anna Finch ..................................5 Kate Rogers ................................4 Amelia Grady..............................3 Jill McDowell ..............................3 Makayla Koehn...........................2

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Loberg leads Vikings in scoring, rebounds • VIKINGS Continued from page 18 Kirkorsky acknowledges some potential matchup problems for a Mustangs team that starts two guards 5-6 or shorter. That one of them is Saint Louis-bound point guard Jackie Kemph, last season’s Gatorade Illinois Girls Basketball Player of the Year, offers some salve. Rolling Meadows, the 4A runner-up last season, still packs punch in the paint in the form of 6-2 senior post Jenny Vliet. “She does everything for us,” Kirkorsky said. “She shoots the 3, she posts up, she rebounds.” Geneva yielded only two inches when Meadows replaced an ailing Novak with 5-9 senior guard Michaela Loebel in the starting lineup for two postseason games. A Nebraska soccer recruit and the team’s longtime point guard, Loebel has steadily recuperated from a midseason knee injury and increases the Vikings’ athleticism whenever she’s in the lineup. Her absence prompted

Loberg’s December promotion from the sophomore team, a move that only was a matter of time as Loberg worked into basketball shape after helping the girls volleyball program to its first sectional title in the fall. “We knew coming in that Grace was going to get moved up, and already we were all really tall,” McCloughan said. “And then with Grace, she just totally makes us even better.” Fitting with the size motif, Loberg, the team’s leading scorer (14.3 ppg) and rebounder (8.9 rpg), said she “just tried to be as big as I could” en route to a team-high 18 points against Boylan. That notion isn’t about to change for any player against the Mustangs, who proved susceptible to large early deficits in previous rounds. “They’re a really good team,” Meadows said. “We are going in thinking for sure we can win the game. We’re making our adjustments and doing what we think we need to do to put us in that position.”

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Geneva’s Morgan Seberger drives to basket during the IHSA Class 4A Judson University Supersectional against Boylan on Monday in Elgin.

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IHSA CLASS 3A STATE SEMIFINALS: BURLINGTON CENTRAL VS. MONTINI Class 3A state finals

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At Redbird Arena, Normal Total points Sam Pryor ......................... 446 Shelby Holt....................... 262 Alison Colby ..................... 254 Kayla Ross ........................ 223 Becca Gerke ..................... 171 Aly DeTamble................... 118 Sam Cruz........................... 94 Kathleen Ratzek............... 54 Jackie Collins.................... 44 Kayla Rafferty................... 24 Cassi Ciganek................... 3

Today’s semifinals Burlington Central (27-4) vs. Montini (32-2), 12:15 p.m. Joliet Catholic (27-2) vs. Quincy Notre Dame (29-3), 2 p.m. Saturday Third-place game, 12:15 p.m. Championship, 2 p.m.

Road to state Burlington Central Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 20 Larkin W, 69-46 Nov. 22 CL Central W, 59-16 Nov. 23 Sycamore W, 41-37 Nov. 26 Harlem Dec. 3 Rock Falls Dec. 7 Hampshire Dec. 10 R. Christian Dec. 13 G.-Kingston Dec. 16 Harvard

W, 58-52 W, 69-25 W, 47-36 W, 41-35 W, 71-26 W, 77-30

Dundee-Crown Christmas Tournament Dec. 26 M. McAuley L, 57-41 Dec. 27 D.-Crown W, 56-44 Dec. 28 STC North W, 53-47 Dec. 30 Maine S. L, 44-38 Jan. 3 Jan. 9 Jan. 11 Jan. 14 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 13

R.-Burton W, 51-28 N. Boone W, 80-27 Kaneland W, 54-33 S. Elgin L, 47-45 R. Christian W, 35-34 Fremd L, 55-35 R. Burton W, 53-24 G.-Kingston W, 63-29 Marengo W, 63-19 N. Boone W, 71-39 Marengo W, 57-28 Harvard W, 76-25 Glenbard W. W, 50-34

Aurora Central Catholic Regional Feb. 19 Hampshire W, 59-35 Feb. 22 St. Edward W, 43-35 Belvidere Sectional Feb. 24 Sycamore W, 42-28 Feb. 27 R. Lutheran W, 55-41 Hoffman Estates Supersectional March 3 Carmel W, 41-29

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Kayla Ross (left) and the Burlington Central girls basketball team will face Montini at 12:15 p.m. today in an IHSA Class 3A semifinal game at Redbird Arena in Normal.

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ontini’s girls basketball mystique precedes the team to its latest trip to the IHSA Class 3A state finals. Burlington Central, its opponent in today’s 12:15 p.m. semifinal at Illinois State’s Redbird Arena in Normal, is another story. “I don’t know anything about that town,” Broncos coach Jason Nichols said. “I might have a cousin that lives up there, that’s about it. But I haven’t seen her in about 15 years.” As Rockets fans taste the program’s first state berth, Broncos counterparts brace for their fifth in a row and ninth overall. Make no mistake, that’s where BC wants to be – not just central Illinois, but on the radar. “They’ve got it going on at Montini. They’ve got a swagger that we try to re-create,” Rockets coach Mark Smith said. “But we haven’t been downstate. We haven’t been near the top in the state the last 10 years.” Central still is taking impressive steps to

kdruley@shawmedia.com be in the know against a program that won three straight state titles from 2010 to 2012. A supersectional qualifier last season, the Rockets enter the weekend unbeaten against 3A foes and already look primed for the future no matter the outcome. A junior and four sophomores – including leading scorer Sam Pryor (14.4 ppg) – make up the starting lineup. While that blend of youth and skill excited BC from the time it convened for summer camp, the program didn’t turn its attention to Montini before the scouting rounds late in the regular season. “When we started the playoffs, we kind of were thinking about them and you’re able to look online at some of their games, things like that,” Smith said. “But our goal was to get to that supersectional game and win it, and then going from there.”

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Points a game Sam Pryor ......................... 14.4 Shelby Holt....................... 8.5 Alison Colby ..................... 8.2 Kayla Ross ........................ 7.2 Becca Gerke ..................... 5.5 Aly DeTamble................... 3.8 Sam Cruz........................... 3.0 Kathleen Ratzek............... 1.7 Jackie Collins.................... 1.4 Kayla Rafferty................... 1.0 Cassi Ciganek................... 0.2 Total rebounds Alison Colby ..................... 186 Sam Pryor ......................... 182 Kayla Ross ........................ 95 Becca Gerke ..................... 91 Shelby Holt....................... 58 Aly DeTamble................... 52 Sam Cruz........................... 38 Jackie Collins.................... 36 Kathleen Ratzek............... 28 Kayla Rafferty................... 24 Cassi Ciganek................... 9 Total assists Kayla Ross ........................ 72 Sam Pryor ......................... 54 Sam Cruz........................... 43 Shelby Holt....................... 43 Aly DeTamble................... 32 Alison Colby ..................... 31 Kathleen Ratzek............... 27 Jackie Collins.................... 17 Becca Gerke ..................... 17 Kayla Rafferty................... 7 Cassi Ciganek................... 4

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BC handled Carmel, 41-29, in Monday’s Hoffman Estates Supersectional. The celebration lasted until the next afternoon’s practice, when the Rockets suited up at a middle school as spring sports workouts were moved indoors. Smith brought the group to Elgin Community College for Wednesday’s practice in a bid to get them acclimated to more spacious surroundings. He’s certainly aware of the Broncos’ comfort zone at Redbird. The program boasts four returning starters from last season’s third-place team, including guards Kateri Stone (Colgate) and Kelly Karlis (Ohio) and IUPUI-bound forward Sara Ross. “Long-armed and they create some problems in the passing lanes, for sure,”

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Burlington Central’s Becca Gerke passes the ball to a teammate during a Feb. 24 IHSA Class 3A Belvidere Sectional semifinal. Smith said. “We’re going to have to show the girls and we’re going to have to get

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there and execute. You see it on tape, it’s obviously not going out there live.” Montini is eager to erase some bitterness from last year’s tournament. Favored by many to earn their fourth straight title, the Broncos lost their semifinal to Vernon Hills – which defeated BC in supersectionals – by three points. “You know, here’s the deal: We learned the hard way last year – and I’m not saying we overlooked Vernon Hills – but we know if you are not ready to go, if you’re not playing at your best, you can get beat. That’s been proven,” Nichols said. “Anything can happen, and Burlington Central is one of those teams that can make something like that happen. So they’ve got our attention. We’ll be ready to go. We respect what they do.”

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Many current Geneva girls basketball players joined in the community caravan to Illinois State during the program’s only other state finals appearance in 2009. Junior guard Janie McCloughan, then a sixth-grader, recalls the scene vividly even if the results were less than ideal. Geneva came to Redbird Arena 32-0 and headed for home 32-2 with a fourth-place finish in Class 4A. “I remember looking at those girls – Lauren Wicinski and Taylor Whitley and Kat Yelle and all them – and I thought it was so cool,” McCloughan said. “I’ve always imagined being in that position, but it’s so cool the fact that it’s real now. It’s so cool. Because I always looked up to them and now it’s me. And it’s our team.” Senior Sidney Santos built a similar fondness for the big stage at a young age, albeit through a different Upstate Eight Conference team. Her roundball-loving family was living in Bartlett when the Hawks earned a runner-up finish in Class AA in 2005. Santos was a third-grader, and since has traveled to her share of state finals through

the years. “Just always watched state games for a trip, so it’s crazy that I’m the one playing now,” she said. Get backed: Montini coach Jason Nichols admits he knows little about Burlington or its surrounding communities from a chamber of commerce perspective. His assistants’ postseason scouting trips, however, say a mouthful – just like the Rockets’ fans. “They’re hungry, and the whole darn town of Burlington is going to be there supporting them, so they’re going to have that on their side,” Nichols said. Et cetera: Montini’s lone losses came against Wheaton Warrenville South (4843) and fellow traditional 4A power Whitney Young (54-45). ... Three of Rolling Meadows’ four losses were against 3A or 4A semifinalists. The only exception: a 49-42 loss to Mid-Suburban League rival Fremd in the regular season finale. The Mustangs avenged that game in the Barrington Sectional final. ... Geneva alumnus Matt Rodewald is set to call his first Vikings girls game tonight as part of the IHSA TV Network broadcast team.

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By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com A long-anticipated milestone awaits the Geneva boys basketball team should it defeat Bolingbrook in tonight’s IHSA Class 4A Plainfield East Regional championship. The Vikings have not earned a regional title since the 1985-86 season, and turning the trick tonight definitely would cue some shouting. Players insist they will keep an even keel no matter what happens. On Wednesday, at least, they got a dress rehearsal for any potential bedlam by closing out the host Bengals in a tight game. “I mean, it’s really loud in this gym, but I think we did a good job of listening to coach and being able to execute our plays well,” Vikings senior point guard Cam Cook said. It’s hard not to notice Geneva coach Phil Ralston’s active style or hear his attention-grabbing whistles no matter the venue. The Vikings thought they might be under Ralston’s guidance for at least one more postseason round in March 2013. As it happened, a tense Wheaton Warrenville South Regional final against West Aurora went the other way in a game the Vikings led as late as the 6:25 mark of the fourth quarter. The loss served as partial fuel throughout a season that now finds the 23-5 Vikings as the school’s winningest team since the 1962-63 club earned a state berth. Most of the team’s nucleus has played a major role in the current run, which boosts their morale entering tonight. “I just think our chemistry has gotten so much better over the years,” junior guard/ forward Nate Navigato said. “We’ve just been playing so well together and we understand each other and we know what we need to do.”

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Regional finals glance Today Class 4A, at St. Charles North: St. Charles East vs. South Elgin, 7 p.m. Class 4A, at Plainfield East: Geneva vs. Bolingbrook, 7 p.m. Class 3A, at Kaneland: Kaneland vs. Marmion, 7 p.m. Class 3A, at Genoa-Kingston: Wheaton Academy vs. Sycamore, 7 p.m. Saturday Class 1A, at Serena: Mooseheart vs. Chicagoland Jewish, 8 p.m.

See you there: St. Charles East missed South Elgin in Upstate Eight Conference crossover or tournament play during the regular season. The programs will meet for a regional title on neutral ground at St. Charles North tonight. The Storm advanced by upsetting top-seeded Larkin, 7170, in overtime Tuesday as the Royals played without leading scorer Kendale McCullum, who was suspended for violating a team rule. The Saints were among those looking on. “I was surprised,” East junior forward Mick Vyzral said. “We all went to the game, and we were really surprised. ... South Elgin came out to play. They just brought intensity. It was a really fun game to watch.” Saints coach Pat Woods came away impressed with South Elgin and claimed the result didn’t surprise him, citing a number of close results against strong teams. “They play with a lot of energy, so we’re going to have to come out and match that energy,” Woods said. East showed its was game in that regard Wednesday, beating the host North Stars by 15 in their semifinal. • Sports editor Jay Schwab contributed to this report.

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St. Charles Public Library welcomes new director KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library welcomed its new director, Pam Leffler, on Jan. 2. Leffler succeeds longtime director Diana Brown, who retired on Dec. 31. “I’m excited to be here,” said Leffler in a news release. “St. Charles has an outstanding reputation, not only locally, but within the northern Illinois library community and on a national level. I look forward to building on that commitment to excellence.” Leffler, who resides in West Chicago, brings more than 20 years experience to the library. Most recently, she served as director for the Morton Grove Public Library. Prior to that, she worked at Carol Stream Public Library, and she has been an instructor in the Library and Informa-

tion Technology Program at the College of DuPage. Leffler began her library career at the Geneva Public Library. In announcing the appointment of Leffler to the position, Victoria Haines, president of the library’s board of directors, said Leffler will be a wonderful addition to both the library and the community. “She’s a perfect fit for the goals and policies of our library,” said Haines in the release. Leffler received a B.A. in Russian language and area studies from the University of Illinois, where she continued to pursue a master’s degree in library science. She received certified public library administrator certification through the American Library Association. The St. Charles Library is located at One S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles. For more information, visit www.stcharleslibrary. org, or call 630-584-0076.

8CAMPUS NOTES Loyola University - Chicago Emily Avellana, a graduate of the Geneva High School Class of 2012, has been named to the Loyola University-Chicago Dean’s List as well as Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business Dean’s List. Avellana is the daughter of Ernie Avellana and Laura Avellana-Champer.

Hillsdale College Batavia resident Blythe Gilio, a senior international studies in business and foreign language major at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester. Gilio is a 2010 graduate of Batavia High School. Pam Leffler Provided photo

Sunset dancers compete in Paramount Theatre’s Kids’ Artistic Revue

Anderson University Rachel Chavonelle Brodeur of St. Charles was named to Anderson University’s 2013 fall dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution.

Maryville University Ryan Russell of North Aurora earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2013 semester at Maryville University in St. Louis. Russell is currently studying for a bachelor of science in actuarial science. Maryville’s undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list when they complete at least 12 Maryville University credit hours in a semester with a minimum of a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

St. Thomas University Alexis Busch of St. Charles was named to the St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla., dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

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The Geneva Park District’s Sunset Dance Company started its 2014 competition season recently at the Paramount Theater’s Kids’ Artistic Revue in Aurora. The company brought home overall high scores in the hip hop, jazz, musical theater and lyrical categories. They won “Top Overall” for their production piece. Sunset Dancers also received many judges’ choice awards including “Flashy & Fabulous” for their tap number and “Beautiful Connection” for their lyrical number.

Jessica Ennis of St. Charles was named to the dean’s list of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2013 fall semester. Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.85 grade-point average or higher to be named to the dean’s list.


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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is in need of volunteers to serve clients in the Fox Valley area. Those interested should contact the organization by March 21 to participate in the new volunteer orientation Wednesday, March 26. Bereavement care training will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29; 6 to 9 p.m. April 2; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5. (Attendance to all sessions is required.) Sessions will take place at Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva. The organization provides an extensive, ongoing training program for both patient care and bereavement volunteers, with access to trained profes-

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State Street dancers move on to New York finals Two State Street Dance Studio dancers, Chanti Max, 11, of Batavia, and Emma Sidari, 12, of St. Charles, will be representing State Street at the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York in April. Both dancers have moved on from two of the Youth America Grand Prix’s recent regional semi-final competitions. The Youth America Grand Prix is one of the world’s largest international student dance competitions, awarding $250,000 in scholarships each year to prestigious dance schools within the United States and around the world, according to a news release. Semi-final competitions take place across the country and nation with the finals taking place in New York. State Street Dance Studio is located at 9 N. 4th St. in Geneva.

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Hybrid adds one more option to Accord lineup Year after year, Honda’s Accord sedan can be depended upon for efficiency and reliability. This year’s hybrid model ups the ante, when it comes to economy and comfort. Interior layout, legroom and insulating factors are virtually the same on all Accords, whether a four- or six-cylinder gasoline-only car or a gasoline engine-electric motor hybrid. When it comes to economy, the hybrid is tops. Instead of fuel usage of 20- and 30-miles per gallon of regular gasoline, the hybrid can and does average 45 to 50 mpg. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the Accord hybrid at 45 mpg on the highway, 50 mpg in the city and 47.3 mpg combined. In one isolated situation of media testing, the hybrid averaged 55 mpg in 100 miles or so of suburban driving with one adult aboard. Primary midsize hybrid competitors, such as the Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry, also do well. The EPA numbers are 43 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 41mpg for the 200-horsepower Camry and 47 mpg for city, highway and combined for the 188-horsepower Fusion. The Accord’s hybrid produces a combined 190 horsepower from the gasoline and electric motor powerplant. Prices are about the same for these competitors and are in the $29,000 to $35,000 range depending on trim level chosen. Of the seven sedans on the Accord palette, prices range from a $21,995 EX to $29,155 for an entry-level hybrid. The hybrid tested recently was a top-of-theline $34,905 Touring model with a seven speaker, 360- (instead of a six-speaker, 160-) watt sound system, leather trim replacing cloth, alloy 17-inch wheels and a host of upgrade equipment such as collision and lane departure warning systems, HondaLink, heated and power front seats, and a hard disk drive with 16 gigabyte memory. During the test week with two adults aboard in 70 percent interstate driving and 30 percent rural roads, the 3,602-pound Touring hybrid averaged 42.1 mpg. There was no attempt to go easy on fuel usage as the hybrid was driven in a spirited fashion. Fuel usage depends on driver habits, weather, road conditions, tire size and pressure, weight on board and proper car maintenance. The fuel tank holds 15.8 gallons of gasoline.

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BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper The hybrid has a drawback and that is noise coming from the engine compartment. The car whines and works hard while the continuously variable automatic transmission gets the car into the 40 to 50 mile per hour range. The noise is evident also while the car is under acceleration at higher speeds. There are two electric motors on board, one for propulsion and the other for recharging. A lithium-ion battery, which provides energy to the electric motors, takes up room behind the rear seat, which means trunk space is reduced to 12.5 cubic feet from a normal 15.5. Reduced trunk space eliminates room for a temporary spare. Without that spare, overcoming trouble on the road is dependent on a tire repair kit. The hybrid Accord moves in three ways. They are EV, engine and hybrid. Stored energy powers the front wheels in EV electric drive from stored battery en-

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Bryan Cranston (1956), actor; Ivan Lendl (1960), tennis player; Rachel Weisz (1970), actress; Peter Sarsgaard (1971), actor; Jenna Fischer (1974), actress; Laura Prepon (1980), actress. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Presentation and approach will be important this year. Not everyone you deal with will share your passions or methods. Having confidence in your abilities is commendable. Heavy-handed or forceful tactics will not win people over. If you’re diplomatic, you will gain the support you require. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) – Deal with problems at home before they intensify. You could be in for a nasty surprise if you ignore the warning signs. Facing up to your responsibilities will help keep the peace. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t allow selfdoubt to deter you from achieving progress. Diversifying your interests will increase the flow of opportunities coming your way. Being prepared will open doors to new possibilities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Be receptive to suggestions regarding your employment prospects. Enthusiasm and resourcefulness will heighten your appeal. A change in your career could boost your income and your confidence. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – There are many interesting events happening around you. Get involved in as many as possible in order to broaden your horizons and make new friends. An unexpected benefit is likely. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You will be offered interesting investment advice. Carry out the due diligence, but don’t miss out on a great opportunity through unwonted hesitation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will have no problem convincing others to participate in a new venture. Your enthusiasm and energy will draw plenty of partners with wonderful, original ideas in tow. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Someone with a grievance may be saying things behind your back. Refuse to get drawn into a trivial disagreement. Let your actions speak for themselves, and the matter will fix itself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) – Now is a favorable time to step into the spotlight. Demonstrate your expertise in a factual, knowledgeable and inspiring manner, and some appealing offers will come your way. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – You can reduce your expenses if you take a look at your budget. Factor in the amount you spend on transit, coffee or lunches. Point-of-sale purchases can leave you broke. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – Don’t make assumptions. Being demanding or pushy will aggravate the people around you. If you’re thoughtful and sensitive, you will manage to get your way in the end. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You can make valuable connections if you accentuate your positive qualities to the right people. Take good care of your health to avoid exhaustion or a minor illness. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Rekindle your connections with loved ones. Make plans that are sure to win favor. Be willing to compromise and work toward a common goal. Show patience, tolerance and good will.

Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 By MARISSA PAYNE AND RACHEL SADON The Washington Post March 8 is International Women’s Day, a holiday honoring women that’s celebrated around the world. The United States, where ladies don’t get a day unless they’re moms, has never been firmly on the bandwagon. International Women’s Day kicked off in Europe on March 19, 1911, to drum up support for the suffrage movement, and moved to March 8 in 1913. A 1909 attempt to launch a similar holiday in the United States flopped, probably because the Socialist Party of America was behind it. In 1917, Russian women chose March 8 to protest the deaths of more than 2 million Russian soldiers in World War I. Days later, the czar stepped down and the provisional government granted Russian women the right to vote. Adopted by the United Nations in 1975, International Women’s Day is still a popular day for women’s rights protests and marches. It’s also got a softer side: Gals get gifts, pampering and a day off work in many countries. Maybe this list will convince the federal government – or Hallmark – that March 8 should be America’s next big thing.

Flowers Russian women insist on red roses, and Italians and Albanians prefer yellow mimosas. In the nation’s capital, florists see at least a little action. “Most of the clients that come in and buy flowers for that are usually the Europeans,” says Vicky Manalansan, who has worked at Nosegay Flower Shop in Washington for more than 25 years. “It’s not a big thing.” What sells best? “Mostly just anything small,” she says.

Time off In Russia, International Women’s Day is a public holiday. This year, Russians – including those working at the Russian Embassy in D.C. – will get Monday, March 10, off. In China, many women (but not men) get a free half-day. Since International Women’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, most

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U.S. Army officer Lt. Col. Pam Moody hands out pencils to Afghan women at the International Women’s Day gathering held in Khowst City, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, on March 8, 2011. white-collar American workers have the day off, too.

Gifts Romanian children use March 8 to honor their moms with trinkets and homemade crafts. In China, women’s bosses provide the gifts; movie tickets are common.

Dinner In Romania, single ladies gather for homemade meals. In Russia, progressive husbands do the cooking. In Washington, at least one restaurant

is making March 8 special. Mari Vanna, a Russian eatery, plans to hand out free champagne and roses, as it did last year.

Charity India, Uganda, Bangladesh, Fiji, Cambodia and Rwanda are just a few of the nations that use International Women’s Day to promote women’s rights. Uganda, for instance, has the “Run for Safe Motherhood” marathon, the proceeds of which are donated to hospital maternity wards.


DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips donate it to a good cause. I view myself as an overcomer of many things. I just need assistance in overcoming this oversized birthday suit. Can you please advise? – Left Hanging In Colorado Dear Left Hanging: I addressed your question to prominent Los Angeles plastic surgeon Joel Aronowitz, who suggests you start calling around to universities that offer plastic surgery residencies. It’s possible a resident could perform your surgery under the supervision of an experienced attending physician and you would pay a lower rate for the procedure than you would

be charged by a private physician. He also told me that insurance should pay for the excision of skin in areas where it overlaps with other skin because it could be medically necessary if it causes rashes or infections that are giving you problems. If this is documented by an experienced plastic surgeon, those areas of your body might be covered by your insurance. Many people finance their plastic surgeries through companies that specialize in this. The doctor’s patient coordinator can direct you to one that works with the practice. However, I would advise you to wait until you have lost ALL of the weight you intend to before getting anything done. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Treating Addison’s disease requires lifelong hormone pills Dear Doctor K: I watched a documentary about President Kennedy around the 50th anniversary of his death last year. The program mentioned that he had something called Addison’s disease. What is that? Dear Reader: Addison’s disease is a rare condition in which the adrenal glands do not function properly. The thumb-sized adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. When working properly, they produce several hormones. But with Addison’s disease, the adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Hormones are substances made by one of several glands in the body. They travel in the blood to all parts of the body and can affect many types of cells and organs. The adrenal gland makes three main types of hormones: • Glucocorticoids. These are steroid hormones. One type is cortisol, which helps regulate blood sugar and the body’s response to infection or stress. • Mineralocorticoids. These help regulate sodium, potassium, blood pressure and blood volume. • Androgens. These hormones are needed for normal sexual development and ongoing sexual function. Testosterone is the most well-known androgen. Even the adrenal glands of females make some amount of androgens.

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff Addison’s disease usually results from autoimmunity: an attack on a part of the body by the body’s immune system. This shouldn’t happen. Our immune systems were built to attack invaders, such as invading viruses and bacteria. They were not built to attack us. But in autoimmune diseases such as Addison’s disease, something goes wrong. Addison’s disease also can result from other conditions that damage the adrenal glands. This includes infections of the glands, bleeding into the glands or cancer that has spread to the glands. However it is caused, Addison’s disease leads to extreme weakness, weight loss, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems and darkening of the skin. People said President Kennedy looked thin, pale and ill when he was young. Fortunately, he was diagnosed before his condition became life-threatening. Diagnosing Addison’s disease can be challenging. It usually involves measuring the blood level of adrenal hormones (such as cortisol) and of brain hormones that stimulate the adrenal glands to produce adrenal hormones.

CT scanning to check the size of the adrenal glands may also be used for diagnosis. Treatment involves taking hormone pills for life. These pills replace the hormones that the adrenal glands are not making. For example, doctors may prescribe hydrocortisone or prednisone pills for glucocorticoid replacement. Androgens (such as DHEA or testosterone) may need to be taken as well. It is important to avoid overreplacing these hormones. Doing so may cause side effects. The dose prescribed should be just enough to replace what the adrenal glands should have been making naturally – and no more. People with Addison’s disease should wear a medical alert bracelet to notify medical professionals of their condition, and carry high doses of their medicine with them. That’s because people who become very sick (such as from an infection or a major injury) suddenly need more adrenal hormones than normal – and more than their usual daily dose. High doses of corticosteroids, in such situations, can save the life of a person with the disease.

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

Dr. Wallace: When I get super angry, I just go to my room and clam up. My grandmother, who lives with us, thinks I’m making a big mistake and should unload a little steam once in a while. She says that exploding is good for you. Is that true? – Margo, Tupelo, Miss. Dear Margo: Your grandmother makes a good point. According to psychiatrist Theodore Rubin, author of “The Angry Book:” “Teens who are holding their anger inside tend to act sullen and that leads to a breakdown in communication. Without communication we have confusion and mistrust.” And child psychologist Zelda Segal adds, “Although anger is one of the basic human emotions, many teens find it so unpleasant that they feel they must keep the anger hidden inside them.” Dr. Segal, who has worked with teens in school, says anger should not be hidden. Learning to deal effectively with anger, she says, can improve your physical and mental welfare. Repressed anger eventually comes out one way or the other – often misdirected toward innocent bystanders. For instance, one teen she interviewed said she found herself constantly picking fights with her mother. Eventually, she noticed that she had been using her mom as a convenient target for the anger she was feeling toward her best friend, who had been making a play for a guy they both liked. When she finally blew off steam to her girlfriend, her rapport with her mother returned to normal. Dr. Wallace: Two weeks ago I broke up with my boyfriend because he didn’t know the meaning of “stop.”

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace He continued to be sexually aggressive against my wishes. Now he is dating a very popular girl whom I despise. After thinking it over, I think I can get my ex back and train him to behave himself. It makes me ill to think that “Miss Popularity” is dating the guy I dumped. Do you understand where I’m coming from? – Nameless, San Diego, Calif. Dear Nameless: You really don’t want your ex back. The problems you had with him are now Miss Popularity’s problems. Let him go, and move on with your life. If the green monster – jealousy – plays havoc with your emotions, just remember that this girl is dating the guy you dumped. Dr. Wallace: I am a normal teen when it comes to being healthy. I try to eat healthy foods, but sometimes I still wind up with a cold. My mom blames it on my lack of drinking orange juice. She says orange juice is loaded with vitamin C, which prevents colds. Is this fact or fiction? – Nameless, Brookhaven, Miss. Dear Nameless: There is no conclusive proof that vitamin C can ward off colds, but it’s necessary for one’s general health, and research suggests that high doses of C can reduce the symptoms and duration of a cold. Avoiding others who have a cold and frequent hand washing (four or five times daily) are the best ways to avoid the pesky ailment. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Dear Abby: As a child, I was sexually, physically and mentally abused. As an adult, I suffered several miscarriages and two of my children died as infants. I have two living children, ages 9 and 16. It should be no surprise that I turned to food for comfort; I ate myself to a whopping 420 pounds. After my marriage ended in a bitter divorce, I decided it was time for a complete makeover. I have lost more than 200 pounds. Because of my weight loss, I have gained better health, more energy, a better outlook on life – and almost 36 pounds of baggy skin. With this much excess skin, I’m sure you can imagine that I bring a whole new meaning to the word “skinny.” Insurance will not help with skin removal. Burn centers use skin from cadavers, so I can’t

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Denis Waitley, a motivational speaker and author, said: “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them ... or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” A bridge player knows his goal, but unless he counts winners and losers, he will often not reach it, and partner would then be sharing the failure with him. In this deal, South reaches seven spades. After West leads the diamond queen, what should declarer do? Although South had only 16 high-card points, he had so many playing tricks that he was right to jump-rebid two spades, which guaranteed at least five clubs (his first-bid suit) and was game-forcing. North then used two doses of Roman Key Card Blackwood, learning first that his partner had three key cards (two aces and the spade king, or three aces), and second that he had the spade queen and club king. South starts with only nine top tricks: four spades, two hearts, one diamond and two clubs. He needs to establish his club suit, which will generate extra club winners and more trump tricks with ruffs in the dummy. And usually in this situation, it is right to play on the side-suit first. Declarer wins with dummy’s diamond ace, plays a club to his ace, ruffs a club low on the board, returns to his hand with a trump, ruffs another club with the spade jack, draws trumps, and claims.


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BATAVIA/W. SIDE MATURE SINGLE FEMALE, MUST SEE! Completely PUBLIC NOTICE rebuilt 1BR, $850/mo + util + 1st & last mo rent & sec, no smoking. Avail March/April 630-879-0899 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank Trust Company St. Charles - Downtown. Rooms Americas as Trsutee for RALI for Rent. $520/mo. 1st Month Free. Contact Summers Commercial 2003QS4 PLAINTIFF Property Mgmt. 630-232-7555 Vs. St. Charles: 4 BLOCKS FROM Victor S. Guzzardo; et. al. TOWN! 1-2 rooms, w/kitchen & DEFENDANTS laundry privileges, no smoking, 10 CH 00382 call Guy 630-674-1002 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the ELBURN - For Lease 3,000 To- above cause on 8/2/2013, Patrick tal s/f - 500 s/f Office - 2500s/f B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane CounWarehouse 2 12x 16 o/h doors ty, Illinois will on 4/3/14 at the in back Store front glass doors hour of 9:00AM at Kane County and windows in front. Nice units Judicial Center, 37W777 Route $1,600 per mo. 630-774-3792 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, ST. CHARLES County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the Off/Ware Space highest bidder for cash, as set forth 1,568sf - 19,000sf. below, the following described real Docks/Drive-Ins estate: Aggressive Move-In Package PIN 14-03-378-053 630-355-8094 Improved with Residential www.mustangconstruction.com COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 746 Tudor Court, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, Publisher's Notice: All real estate is due within twenty-four (24) advertising in this newspaper is sub- hours. The subject property is subject to the Fair Housing Act which ject to general real estate taxes, makes it illegal to advertise "any special assessments, or special taxpreference, limitation or discrimina- es levied against said real estate tion based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or na- and is offered for sale without any tional origin, or an intention, to representation as to quality or make any such preference, limita- quantity of title and without retion of discrimination." Familial sta- course to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" tus includes children under the age condition. The sale is further subject of 18 living with parents or legal to confirmation by the court. custodians, pregnant women and If the property is a condominium people securing custody of children and the foreclosure takes place after under 18. 1/1/2007, purchasers other than This newspaper will not knowingly the mortgagees will be required to accept any advertising for real es- pay any assessment and legal fees tate which is in violation of the law. due under The Condominium PropOur readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this erty Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) newspaper are available on an and (g)(4). equal opportunity basis. To com- If the property is located in a plain of discrimination call HUD toll- common interest community, purfree at 1-800-669-9777. The toll- chasers other than mortgagees will free telephone number for the hear- be required to pay any assessment ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser

CLASSIFIED posit paid. shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-20690. I591895 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 21, 28 & March 7, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-2 PLAINTIFF VS MICHELLE M. KOEHLER A/K/A MICHELLE M. PARTIPILO; NICHOLAS PARTIPILO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AFS FINANCIAL, INC.; FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA SSI TO CASTLE BANK, NA; WALNUT WOODS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 197 1334 MCDOLE DRIVE SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORE-

CLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 12, 2012, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on April 3, 2014, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 14-02-453-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1334 MCDOLE DRIVE SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, The Judgment amount was $316,631.93. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No.

Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com icago, (312) 372-2060. Please refer to B. The sale shall be by open file #PA1119021 Plaintiff's attor- verbal bid. C. The sale shall be conducted ney is not required to provide additional information other than that by the Sheriff of Kane County, or other duly authorized officer. set forth in this notice of sale. D. Bidder must present, at time I591804 of the sale, a cashier's check or cer(Published in the Kane County tified check for 10% of the successChronicle, February 21, 28 & ful bid amount. E. The balance of the successMarch 7, 2014.) ful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. F. The subject property is ofPUBLIC NOTICE fered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of tiSTATE OF ILLINOIS tle and without recourse to Plaintiff IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE and in "AS IS" condition. SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT G. The sale is further subject to KANE COUNTY confirmation by the Court. WATERMAN STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TAMMY S. COLE, TRAVIS EVANS, individually and as Executor of the Estate of Vance Lee Evans, deceased, RESURGENCE FINANCIAL, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. IN CHANCERY CASE NO. 13 CH 2145 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder.

(8) Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. WATERMAN STATE BANK, Plaintiff, By: /s/ Timothy J. Conklin Timothy J. Conklin, One of Its Attorneys THE FOSTER & BUICK LAW GROUP, LLC 2040 ABERDEEN COURT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle March 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

(1) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jeff Weber, Vice President, Waterman State Bank, 248 West Lincoln, Waterman, IL 60556, Telephone Number: (815) 264-3201. (2) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 8S918 Dugan Road, Big Rock, Illinois 60511.

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(4) A description of the improve- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ments on the real estate is: residen- 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS tial. Deutsche Bank Trust Company (5) The real estate may be in- Americas as Trsutee for RALI spected prior to sale by calling the 2003QS4 contact referenced above in Para- PLAINTIFF Vs. graph (1). Victor S. Guzzardo; et. al. (6) The time and place of the DEFENDANTS 10 CH 00382 sale is April 17, 2014, at 9:00 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE a.m. at the Kane County Judicial OF REAL ESTATE Center, Room JC100, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of 60175. Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/2/2013, Patrick (7) The terms of sale are: A. The sale shall be by public B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane Counauction. ty, Illinois will on 4/3/14 at the

ty hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 191 OF WINDSTONE SUBDIVISION, UNIT ONE, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTIONS 3 AND 10, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN THE VILLAGE OF SUGAR GROVE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 14-03-378-053 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 746 Tudor Court, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful pursole chaser has the responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open


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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com prope y ope for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-20690. I591895 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 21, 28 & March 7, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-2 PLAINTIFF VS MICHELLE M. KOEHLER A/K/A MICHELLE M. PARTIPILO; NICHOLAS PARTIPILO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AFS FINANCIAL, INC.; FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA SSI TO CASTLE BANK, NA; WALNUT WOODS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 197 1334 MCDOLE DRIVE SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 12, 2012, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on April 3, 2014, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 178 IN WALNUT WOODS UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MARCH 10, 2004 AS DOCUMENT 2004K029257, IN THE VILLAGE OF SUGAR GROVE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 14-02-453-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1334 MCDOLE DRIVE SUGAR GROVE, IL 60554 Description of Improvements: SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, The Judgment amount was

udgm $316,631.93. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1119021 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I591804

ange e(s) 60556, Telephone Number: (815) CHRISTOPHER TODD CESENA to 264-3201. CHRISTOPHER TODD ULIZZI and ROSALIA CESENA to ROSALIA (2) The common address and ULIZZA pursuant to 735 ILCS other common description, if any, 5/21-101 et seq. of the real estate is: 8S918 Dugan Road, Big Dated February 26, 2014 at Rock, Illinois 60511. Batavia, Illinois. (3) The legal description of the /s/ Christoper T. Cesena real estate is: Petitioner LOT 8 OF RAYMOND WOODS, TOWN OF BIG ROCK, IN THE (Published in the Kane County TOWNSHIP OF BIG ROCK, KANE Chronicle, February 28, March 7 & COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 14, 2014.) (4) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: residential. (5) The real estate may be inspected prior to sale by calling the contact referenced above in Paragraph (1). (6) The time and place of the sale is April 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Judicial Center, Room JC100, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175. (7) The terms of sale are: A. The sale shall be by public auction. B. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. C. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of Kane County, or other duly authorized officer. D. Bidder must present, at time of the sale, a cashier's check or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. E. The balance of the successful bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. F. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. G. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court.

(8) Title will be conveyed subject (Published in the Kane County to all general real estate taxes Chronicle, February 21, 28 & which are a lien upon the real esMarch 7, 2014.) tate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record.

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY WATERMAN STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TAMMY S. COLE, TRAVIS EVANS, individually and as Executor of the Estate of Vance Lee Evans, deceased, RESURGENCE FINANCIAL, LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS, and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. IN CHANCERY CASE NO. 13 CH 2145

WATERMAN STATE BANK, Plaintiff, By: /s/ Timothy J. Conklin Timothy J. Conklin, One of Its Attorneys THE FOSTER & BUICK LAW GROUP, LLC 2040 ABERDEEN COURT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle March 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclo14 MR 165 sure entered by the Court in the NOTICE OF PUBLICATION above entitled cause the property REGARDING NAME CHANGE hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, will be sold to Public notice is hereby given that on May 5, 2014, in Courtroom No. the highest bidder. 110, of the Kane County Court(1) The name, address and tele- house, 100 South Third Street, phone number of the person to Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:30 contact for information regarding A.M. or as soon thereafter as this the real estate is: Jeff Weber, Vice matter may heard, a Petition will President, Waterman State Bank, be heard in said Courtroom for 248 West Lincoln, Waterman, IL the change of name(s) of

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE L. JORDAN Address: 6N248 Riverside Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174 Date and Place of Death: December 17, 2013

ty ) propos construct a 190-foot monopole telecommunications structure (199 feet overall height with appurtenances). The tower would be located at 1435 Waubonsia Avenue, Kane County, Illinois, Tax Parcel ID 15-34-451-003. The tower is not anticipated to be lighted. Any interested party may request further environmental review of the proposed action under the FCC's National Environmental Policy Act rules, 47 CFR ยง1.1307, by notifying the FCC of the specific reasons that the action may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. This request must only raise environmental concerns and can be filed online using the FCC pleadings system at www.fcc.gov or mailed to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554 within 30 days of the date that notice of this proposed action is published on the FCC's website. Instruction for filing an online Request for Environmental Review can be found at www. fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. Refer to File No. A0894408 when submitting the request and to view the specific information about the proposed action.

General No. 14 P 91 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 7, 2014.) 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Marjorie L. Jordan who died on December 17, 2013, a resident of St. Charles, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the esPUBLIC NOTICE tate is: Gregory H. Jordan. 3. The Attorney for the estate is Mary Agrella Fitzpatrick/Shearer & SUPPLEMENTAL ASSUMED NAME Agrella, 4N701 School Road, St. PUBLICATION NOTICE Charles, IL 60175. 4. Claims against the estate may Public Notice is hereby given that be filed on or before August 31, on Thursday, February 27, 2014 a 2014. Claims against the estate certificate was filed in the office of may be filed with the Clerk of the the County Clerk of Kane County, Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Gene- Illinois, concerning the business va, IL, 60134-0112 or with the known as AKT MIDWEST located Representative, or both. Any claim at 423 S. 3rd St. #3, St. Charles, IL not filed within that period is 60174 which certificate sets forth barred. Copies of a claim filed with the following changes in the operathe Clerk must be mailed or deliv- tion thereof: ered to the Representative and to I, Chad T. Carls, do certify that I the attorney within 10 days after it have a financial interest in the busihas been filed. ness being conducted and transact5. On February 18, 2014, an ed in Kane County, Illinois under Order Admitting the Will to Probate was entered. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnesses to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided in Article VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admit-ting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). /s/ Gregory Jordan Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 21, 28 & March 7, 2014.)

Friday, March 7, 2014 โ€ข Page 35 unningham y, Kane County Clerk the above named business and that the address of such business will be 1815 Wallace Ave, Ste 307, St (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, Charles, IL 60174. 2014.) Dated: February 27, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

AT YOUR SERVICE

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, February 28, March 7, Public Notice is hereby given & 14, 2014.) that on Thursday, March 06, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, PUBLIC NOTICE Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, ASSUMED NAME conducting and transacting the PUBLICATION NOTICE business known as TREND NORTH located at 318 North Ave, St. Public Notice is hereby given Charles, IL 60174. that on Thursday, February 27, 2014 a certificate was filed in the Dated: March 6, 2014. office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the /s/ John A. Cunningham names and addresses of all persons Kane County Clerk owning, conducting and transacting the business known as (Published in the Kane County ASSURED RESULTS SERVICES Chronicle, March 7, 14 & 21, located at 3520 Crestwood Lane, 2014.) Carpentersville, IL 60110. Dated: February 25, 2014. *** THE BOAT DOCK *** We Buy & Consign Used Boats! Springfield, Illinois 217-793-7300 www.theboatdock.com (Published in the Kane County *** THE BOAT DOCK *** Chronicle, February 28, March 7 & 14, 2014.) Colman's RV We Buy And Consign Used RV's And Campers! 217-787-8653 PUBLIC NOTICE www.colmansrv.com /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, March 05, 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 F & Y BUILDERS located at 510 North Ave, Aurora, IL 60505. Dated: March 5, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham

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