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KEEPING THE LIGHTS LOW The village of Campton Hills is making efforts to preserve the night sky. PAGE 2

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Lighting outside Pizza Cucina in Campton Hills shows examples of approved “dark sky” lighting. Campton Hills has proposed a dark sky ordinance for all outdoor lighting at commercial construction.




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Protecting the night sky Campton Hills leaders draft a responsible outdoor lighting ordinance By ASHLEY SLOBODA

Lighting outside Pizza Cucina in Campton Hills is an example of approved “dark sky” lighting. The village of Campton Hills has proposed a dark sky ordinance for all outdoor lighting at new commercial construction.

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Know more The International Dark-Sky Association – the recognized authority on light pollution – has designated these communities as International Dark Sky Communities: • Dripping Springs, Texas • Isle of Coll, Scotland • Homer Glen, Ill. • Isle of Sark, Channel Islands • Borrego Springs, Calif. • Flagstaff, Ariz.

Source: in 2011. The International DarkSky Association awards such designations to towns, cities and municipalities that have – according to its website – “shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies.”

George said their research taught them that the darksky concept is extensive and goes beyond the ability to see more stars. “Lighting is multi-faceted in terms of outdoor lighting,” she said. The International DarkSky Association – which was founded in 1988 and the first organization to bring attention to the hazards of light pollution – summarizes the effects of light pollution on its website. “Human-produced light pollution not only mars our view of the stars,” the site states. “Poor lighting threatens astronomy, disrupts ecosystems, affects human circadian rhythms, and wastes energy to the tune of $2.2 billion per year in the U.S. alone.” Christensen said such a waste is ridiculous and a “horrible inconvenience” for anyone wanting to see differ-

ent objects in the sky. “The night sky is beautiful,” he said, noting the Green River State Wildlife Area near Harmon offers the best view within a reasonable distance from the Tri-Cities. If approved, Campton Hills’ proposed ordinance would help reduce light pollution by, among other mandates, requiring the use of full-cutoff light fixtures – fixtures that limit amount of light shining upward. George said Campton Hills isn’t entirely unique in its efforts to preserve the dark sky. “Communities are already doing it,” she said, explaining dark-sky lighting is used in such places as St. Charles Park District properties and the Cadence Fitness & Health Center in Geneva. “It’s being applied everywhere. Until you know what you’re looking for, you don’t pay attention to it.”

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CAMPTON HILLS – When Mark Christensen first moved to his St. Charles home 30 years ago, he could see the Milky Way – albeit faintly – from his backyard. “You can’t do that anymore,” the Fox Valley Astronomical Society member said. Christensen chalks the disappearing night sky up to too much development but said the situation isn’t hopeless in Kane County with some effort. Nearby Campton Hills is making that effort. Five years after voters said they wanted the village to consider adopting a dark sky light ordinance, Campton Hills leaders have drafted a responsible outdoor lighting ordinance for new construction. The Plan Commission recommended approval of the ordinance in January, but the Village Board has yet to act on the document. Village President Patsy Smith said last week that trustees are waiting for it to be reviewed by a professional. Although the proposed ordinance is 18 pages, it can be summed up in three sentences: • Shine the light where you need it. • Don’t use any more light than you need. • Turn off the lights when you don’t need them. Trustee Sue George, who worked on the ordinance with Christine Brauer of the Plan Commission, said they wanted to keep it simple. “It’s just common-sense principles that I think we could all benefit from, both economically as well as environmentally,” George said. Researching and writing the ordinance took about four years, George said. They reached out to the Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting, she said, and they went to Homer Glen, which became an International Dark Sky Community


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CHRONICLE Geneva resident Arlene Ludwig was at the Geneva Public Library for a program when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up? Lombard First job? At Mars Candy Company during the summer when I was in college. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. When I graduated college for education, there were no teaching jobs, so I became a secretary and administrative assistant. A movie you’d recommend? “Gravity” Favorite charity? Any that

support Native Americans What game show would you be on? “Wheel of Fortune” Favorite local restaurant? Old Towne Pub and Eatery in Geneva What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I saved my friend from being hit by a train. My friend and I got off the train, and we were walking to go home. We could not see another train coming from the other direction because our train was still standing at the platform. She was talking to me and was walking toward the train. I yelled at her and grabbed her and pulled her away from getting hit by that train. Anything else? I also write poetry.


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Cavern Beat show set at Kaneland High School

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WHAT: The Kaneland Arts Initiative and the Cavern Beat show is set. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, and $25 for a family ticket, which admits all members of the family currently living in one household. WHEN: 7 p.m. April 25 WHERE: Kaneland High School Auditorium, 37W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park INFO: Visit

WHAT: The Maple Park Fun Fest is hosting a Spring Fling Family Fun Night. The event will include dancing, entertainment and food. Games, activities, and Minute-To-Win-It challenges will be held throughout the evening for the chance to win prizes. The cost is $5 per family (all people living in the same house). WHEN: 7 p.m. April 26 WHERE: Maple Park Fire Station, 305 S. County Line Road, Maple Park INFO: Visit the Maple Park Fun Fest Facebook page at

WHAT: Kane County Animal Control is announcing its inaugural pet-adoption event intended to couple senior citizens with senior cats. WHEN: The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1. WHERE: Kane County Animal Control, which is at 4050 Keslinger Road in Geneva INFO: Visit

Batavia Mothers’ Club sets Fox Trot 5K and 10K

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti to celebrate event’s fifth year

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WHAT: The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation will host its 14th annual Fox Trot 5K and 10K race. Advance registration for all events is encouraged. The advance registration cost for the 5K is $25 a runner, and the advance registration cost for the 10K is $35 a runner. There is no charge for either Kids’ Fun Run, but a donation of $10 per child is suggested. WHEN: April 26. The start time for both the 5K and 10K is 8 a.m. The kids’ events begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. WHERE: Batavia Riverwalk, at Island Avenue and Houston Street in Batavia. INFO: Participants may register online at In-person registration will be accepted on race day from 6:30

WHAT: Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a free homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to any and all who attend, just like they have done every month for the last 60 in a row. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. April 27 WHERE: St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave., (Route 25) in St. Charles. INFO: Call Joe Ryan at 630-890-6586.

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

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ECC helps students ‘Dress for Success’ By CHARLES MENCHACA

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For information on how to dress and prepare for job interviews, visit

should do research and try to dress “a hair” better than what the interviewer might wear and be careful not to overdress. She gave the example that someone applying for a welding position should go to an interview in khaki pants, a crisp collar shirt and tie, but not a full suit. Sophomore Andrew Appleberg, 20, was one of the students who heard Meisinger’s advice during the show. He said he plans to go into cooking and likely would wear a suit to his interview. Freshman Jacque Miller, 18, said she would likely wear the outfit she modeled Wednesday. Her look included a light gray pleated skirt, a yellow blouse with some ruffles, a short-sleeve navy blazer and lightly colored metallic heels. Miller said Meisinger recruited her to be in the show. She was appreciative of the St. Charles Savers store for providing the clothing for the fashion show and letting the models keep their outfits afterward. For information on how to dress and prepare for job interviews, visit jobfair.

Easter service set BATAVIA – An Easter service is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St., Batavia. It will focus on the miracle of resurrection within each of us

and how we are “raised up” to a new and greater consciousness. Visit or call 630-879-1115 for information.

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ABOVE: Leslie Gonzalez of St. Charles participates in the Dress for Success fashion show Wednesday at Elgin Community College. The event showcased fashions appropriate for job interviews.


ELGIN – Elgin Community College on Wednesday helped students find the right attire for their job interviews. The college held its Dress For Success fashion show in the Jobe Lounge next to the college’s cafeteria. Nine students modeled various types of professional outfits to wear to job interviews. The show usually is part of the Job and Internship Fair, but organizers decided to hold it in advance of this year’s April 25 fair to help participants dress right for the fair itself, said Kathy Meisinger, the college’s internship coordinator. Meisinger said a student came to the college’s 2013 job fair dressed in a T-shirt, tennis shoes and jeans. The college gave him business clothes to change into in a nearby bathroom, and he was able to land a job at the fair. Clothes might or might not have made the difference for the student, but it certainly didn’t hurt him, Meisinger said. “By the time you get to the interview, you are competing with four or five other applicants with the same skill set,” she said. “It’s very important not to give the employer the opportunity to judge you based on your clothing.” Meisinger said students


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Seven-Day Forecast

National Weather

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Tri-Cities Almanac


53/31 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 56/34 Temperatures Waukegan 56/35 53/32 High/low ....................................... 53°/26° Normal high ......................................... 60° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 87° (2002) Algonquin 56/34 56/37 55/34 56/34 Normal low .......................................... 41° Hampshire Record low ............................... 26° (2014) Schaumburg 56/35 Elgin 57/35 Peak wind .......................... SSE at 29 mph 56/35 DeKalb Precipitation 56/37 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 56/37 58/36 Month to date ................................... 1.38” Normal month to date ....................... 1.84” Oak Park Year to date ...................................... 6.35” 58/38 Aurora Normal year to date .......................... 7.61” Dixon 54/33

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City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

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City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

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

Pollen Count Data as of Wednesday

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Wednesday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 12.00..... +0.04 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.67..... +0.10 New Munster, WI .... 19..... 10.70..... +0.60 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 8.73...... -0.57 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 7.93..... +0.24 Dayton ................... 12....... 7.87..... +0.46 McHenry .................. 4....... 2.89..... +0.35 Waukesha ................ 6....... 4.85...... -0.33

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County working to draft policy for concealed carry Officials aim to balance liability, employees’ rights By ASHLEY SLOBODA GENEVA – Kane County’s attempt to draft a concealed-carry policy has turned into a balancing act between liability issues and employees’ constitutional rights. “It is a very difficult decision,” said Cristina Castro, the Kane County Board member who chairs the Human Services Committee. Wednesday, the committee considered the first revised draft of the policy, which states employees may not carry concealed firearms in any county building or vehicle. Under the proposed policy, they also are prohibited from carrying a concealed firearm in their private vehicle while in the course of their employment with the county. A representative from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office told the committee this restriction would apply to employees’ vehicles that are parked on county property. It is part of risk management, she said, noting it isn’t difficult for someone to burglarize a car. “We could be liable for

something that goes completely wrong as well,” said Castro, D-Elgin. The policy would not apply to county employees authorized to carry a concealed firearm by another state statute, the draft states. Board member Mark Davoust, R-St. Charles, took issue with asking employees to surrender their right to concealed carry because they are coming to work. “That’s going to be challenged,” he said, suggesting the county should post signs that belongings are stored in vehicles at the owners’ risk. County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen also noted the county would be asking employees to give up their right to self-defense while coming and going from work. Already, he said, employees have shared concerns about the “no gun” signs posted on county buildings. “We are labeling ourselves as unprotected or undefended,” Lauzen said. Government buildings are among the places where guns are banned under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act. The committee did not take action on the proposed policy. For the next meeting, Castro requested the committee have the concealed-carry policies for the various county campuses, since the board only governs specific properties.

8LOCAL BRIEF Group to host free tutor training workshop ST. CHARLES – Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley will host a free tutor training workshop for residents who want to help adults read, write, speak and understand English. Held at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, the workshop is set for

6:30 to 9 p.m. on these Mondays and Wednesdays: May 5, May 7, May 12 and May 14. Volunteers do not need a background in education or to know a second language to be effective. To register, visit or call Peg Coker at 630-5844428.

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April 17, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight

April 18, Good Friday

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Easter Miracle!

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 1:30 p.m. Tenebrae, 7:30 p.m.

April 19, Saturday Blessing of the Easter Baskets, 1:30 p.m. Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m. April 20, Easter Sunday,

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N. 5th Avenue Saint Charles, IL 60174-9085 (630) 584-2199 Bethlehem Preschool/Daycare ~ (630) 584-6027 Worship Services with Holy Communion are held four times every weekend*

Divine Mercy Novena, 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 18 thru Sunday, April 27.

*Saturday, 5:30 p.m. *Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

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Informal traditional service Traditional service

*Sunday, 9:15 a.m. *Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

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Participation in Communion is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ. HOLY WEEK– Special times for Easter Weekend Saturday/Sunday, April 12/13 – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Palm/Passion Sunday Features special music selections from Handel’s Messiah Thursday, April 17 – 1:30 & 7:15 p.m. Maundy Thursday services of Holy Communion Friday, April 18– 7:15 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae service of fading light Sunday, April 20 – 6:15, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (No Saturday Service) Easter worship with no Sunday School; Breakfast in Education Hall, 7:00-11:00 a.m.


7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon (church) 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Hoffman Center)

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Fortner: State legislators will face key budget talks State representative speaks at multichamber luncheon By ERIC SCHELKOPF GENEVA – Budget talks will be a big issue when state legislators return from Easter recess April 29, State Rep. Mike Fortner, R-West Chicago, told those attending a multichamber legislative luncheon Wednesday at the Eagle Brook Country Club. “It will be a large part of the debate we will be facing,” Fortner said. The event was presented by the Batavia, Elgin, Geneva and St. Charles chambers of commerce. Legislators are getting ready to work on the 2015 budget for the state. The current fiscal year ends June 30. Fortner said the state has to deal with the fact that Medicaid and group insurance costs will continue to increase as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

“That will be the dominant factor,” he said. “Medicaid currently covers 2.8 million enrollees in Illinois, more than one out of five Illinoisans. That’s costly because 50 percent of Medicaid is paid for by the states.” Fortner said Illinois will see its Medicaid costs rise more than $1 billion a Mike Fortner year because of the Affordable Care Act. Illinois has estimated it will receive $1 billion less than in the 2014 budget, Fortner said. That is a result of the state’s income tax increase being phased out, he said. “Over half of Illinois’ revenue is personal income tax,” Fortner said. “Sales tax is the second-biggest revenue source.” He voiced his displeasure

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over a proposal by Gov. Pat Quinn to extend the income tax hike, keeping rates at 5 percent for individuals and 7 percent for corporations. He also answered questions from those attending the luncheon. Batavia Enterprises vice president Austin Dempsey asked what the state plans to do about the growing number of major companies leaving Illinois. He noted that Walgreens is considering moving its corporate headquarters from Deerfield to Europe for lower tax rates. Fortner said the state’s policy is inconsistent when it comes to providing incentives. “The legislature picks winners and losers among large corporate entities,” he said. “It all seems to be who wants what, when.”


8LOCAL BRIEFS Public welcome at Taize service Friday in Batavia BATAVIA – The public is welcome to attend a Taize service from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St., Batavia. The service engages all of the senses through music, prayer, chants, scripture readings and periods of silent contemplation to attain a state of deep contemplative awareness. For information, visit www. or call 630-879-1115.

Yoga studio to offer three-part series BATAVIA – Shine Yoga Studio, 5 N. River St., Batavia, will offer a three-part series about

creating a meditation practice that works for you. It will be led by Sandy Dixon. Participants will get a journal, meditation CD and inspirational emails and texts for a month to support them in their ongoing practice. It will meet Sundays on April 27, May 4 and May 18. The cost is $60. Visit for information.

Groundbreaking set SUGAR GROVE – A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m. April 21 for an Ace Hardware location at 160 E. Galena Blvd., Sugar Grove. For information, call the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce at 630-466-7895.

– Kane County Chronicle

A finAnCiAl


SAvvy SOCIAL SECURITY PlAnning WHAT BABY BOOMERS NEED TO KNOW TO MAXIMIZE RETIREMENT INCOME. Join special guest speaker, Jon Theeke, CfP®, ChfC®, of Thrivent financial, Chicagoland financial Associates. Jon has a total of 26 years experience, 13 years with Thrivent. for the past three years, Jon has been recognized by Chicago Magazine as a “five Star-Wealth Manager” which is awarded to the top 3% of wealth managers in Chicagoland. This workshop covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your beneits, including: • Five factors to consider in deciding when to apply for beneits. • How to minimize taxes on Social Security beneits. • How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income. This event is hosted by Thrivent financial and the Central Kane-DuPage Chapter of Thrivent. Event details:

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

A shred truck will be available from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

St. Mark’s lutheran Church 101 South Sixth Avenue St. Charles, il 60174

And, an additional workshop will also be available - identify Theft: What you need to Know.

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8OBITUARIES Born: Feb. 16, 1922 Died: April 15, 2014

at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes’ obituary page at www. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, at 630-584-0060. Please sign the guest book at

MAE DEPAUW Born: May 1, 1917 Died: April 14, 2014 ST. CHARLES – Mae DePauw, 96, of St. Charles, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, April 14, 2014, at Tower Hill Health Care Center. She was born May 1, 1917, to Edward and Elizabeth (nee Wright) Auer, in Leyden Township. She was a graduate of St. Charles High School in 1935. Mae met her future husband, Ed, in Wheaton. Ed joined the Coast Guard in 1939. They became engaged in 1941, and were married on March 6, 1942. She was employed by United States Printing & Lithograph for six years; following that, she began to raise her family of four boys. She was a member of the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, the VFW Post 5036 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Kane County Home Maker Extension. As she was raising her four boys, she was active in the PTA, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Lincoln School. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Veada) DePauw and John DePauw and his fiancé Debra O’Shea; daughters-in-law, Joan and Darcy; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many dear friends. She will be dearly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; twin sons, Donald and Ronald; nine brothers and sisters; and daughter-in-law, Cindy. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23,

KYLE RYDER SLINKER Born: May 11, 1994 Died: April 13, 2014 SOUTH ELGIN – Kyle Ryder Slinker, 19, of South Elgin, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, due to an automobile accident. He was born May 11, 1994, in Hinsdale. Kyle was a 2012 graduate of St. Charles North High School and current student at Elgin Community College. He is survived by his loving family, including his parents, R. Craig and Jeanne Marek Slinker; brothers, Nathan and Lucas; grandparents, Nancy Marek, Robert and Myrna Slinker; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. The visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Yurs Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, visit www. for donation information and Kyle’s legendary life story. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes’ obituary page at For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-5840060 or like it on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at

Sandra L. “Sandy” Davis: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, and also at the church Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until the service. The funeral service for Sandy will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Geneva United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St., with the Rev. Robert Hamilton III officiating. Burial for Sandy will be held privately at a later date in Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Porchtown, N.J., where her father was buried. Annalisa Lillian Green: A memorial service will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Medinah Country Club, 6N001 Medinah Road, Medinah. Robert Johnson: There will be a celebration of Mr. Johnson’s life from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Wheaton at Wheaton VFW. William “Bill” Hayden Matens: The visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at a.m. Tuesday April 22, at St. Patrick Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles. Interment will be in North Cemetery, St. Charles. William D. “Bill” Reese Sr.: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Moss Family Funeral Home. Interment will follow in West Batavia Cemetery in Batavia. Jean M. (Bonine) Sherry: A private interment will be Friday, April 18. A memorial service and celebration of life will be from 1 until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Batavia Moose Lodge at 1535 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Crafters needed for craft fair at church SOUTH ELGIN – Crafters are needed for a craft fair set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at South Elgin Community United Methodist Church, 400 W. Spring St., South Elgin. The cost is $15 for a 7-by-7foot space with an additional $5 fee for a table, if needed. Setup is either 3 to 5 p.m. May 2 or 7 a.m. to open on May 3. All crafters are asked to stay at the show until 3 p.m. A baked potato bar will be offered for lunch. Call 630-564-1332 for information.

Geneva Ace Hardware to launch rebate program GENEVA – On April 22, Geneva Ace Hardware will launch an instant rebate program featuring Jonathan Green products. The program will kick off

on Earth Day and continue through May 6 at the store, which is at 617 W. State St., Geneva. Jonathan Green representatives will be available at the store April 26 and April 27 to meet with the public. On May 3, company president Barry Green will be at the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 630208-6600.

Union Church to host Spring Salad Luncheon NORTH AURORA – Union Church, 405 W. State St., North Aurora, will host its annual Spring Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28. Tickets are $7 at the door. The event includes an allyou-can-eat luncheon with beverage and dessert. For information, call the church at 630-897-0013.

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GENEVA – Charles A. Bashaw, 92, of Batavia and former longtime resident of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Ludington, Mich., son of Jacob and Irene (Laurain) Bashaw. Charles proudly served his country during World War II in the Navy until 1946. He then received his bachelor’s degree in teaching from Central Michigan and his master’s degree from Michigan State. He began his teaching career in Michigan and eventually moved and accepted a position with the Geneva School District, where he was a devoted teacher and coach from 1955 until his retirement in 1984. He coached lightweight football for 27 years and served as an announcer and timekeeper for 35 years for Geneva basketball and football games. Charles even spent his summers surrounded by kids, working at the Geneva pool for 24 years. In his retirement years, he also worked at Frank’s Finer Foods in Geneva. Charles is blessed with a loving family; sons, Bruce (Christine) Bashaw of Batavia, Dave of Aurora, Tom of Wisconsin and Don (Shana) of Naperville; grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Jake, Lizzy and Nikki Bashaw; and sisters, Doris Preiss and Phyliss Jonassen. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eldean Jankowski; daughter, Barbara in 1989; and his wife, Jean, in 1999. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, with the Rev. Robert Hamilton III officiating. Following the service, full military honors will be presented. Burial will be held privately at Garfield Cemetery in Campton Township. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Geneva High School Sports Booster Club, 416 McKinley Ave, Geneva, IL 60134 or United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, IL 60134 would be appreciated. For information, call 630-2328233 or visit www.malonefh. com. Please sign the guest book at


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Prairie State,” Scown said. “I would like to see discussion of this problem out of the closet.” Burns said officials were unable to discuss the issue at a meeting last week because Public Works Director Dan Dinges and Electric Superintendent Michael Buffington were not available to answer technical questions. “We have met with Mr. Scown for over two hours and ... and for all practical purposes, his questions were answered,” Burns said. “He left the meeting with a greater appreciation for that investment and how it would benefit the city of Geneva in the long term. To then stand before the council a few months later and claim a lack of transparency – where he found all information he sought on the website – and to accuse Prairie State of fraud, is baseless.” Burns said officials have evidence that the aggregate electrical market is inching up, and by summer, the city’s rates will be lower than the aggregate. Schmitz did not return messages seeking comment about his letter to Madigan. A spokesman from Madigan’s office was unable to comment about the status of Schmitz’s letter.

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, has announced the start of the first Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House Student App Challenge,” also known as the “House App Contest,” for high school students from the 14th District. The competition is designed to encourage their participation in STEM education fields, allowing students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a plat-

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form of their choice. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online by 10:59 p.m. April 30, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process. Details are available at http:// gov and at http://hultgren. For information, call Amber Johnson in Hultgren’s Washington, D.C., office at 202225-2976.

U of I Extension to offer three-hour workshop ST. CHARLES – Join University

of Illinois Extension for a threehour workshop to learn how to plan a landscape you can enjoy and maintain. Horticulture educator Richard Hentschel will share the basics of landscape design for the home gardener. This workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 14 at the Kane County Extension office, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. There is a fee of $10 to attend. Registration is required by May 2 at web.extension.illinois. edu/dkk. Those who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should notify at registration. Call 630-584-6166 with questions.

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GENEVA – City residents are concerned about the cost of electricity in Geneva, and what the future holds for possible rate increases. Residents Bill Scown and Llona Steele spoke to the Geneva city council recently, airing their concerns about the city’s investment in Prairie State Energy Campus. Geneva is a member of – and has a contract with – Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency for an entitlement share of 35 megawatts in Prairie State Generating Company. The company owns Prairie State Energy Campus in downstate Marissa, a coalfired power plant, according to the city’s website. Steele read from a Feb. 28 letter from Illinois State Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, in which he calls for an investigation “into possible fraud or misrepresentation by Peabody Energy that led to several municipalities in Illinois to invest in the Prairie State Energy Campus.” The project was marketed to communities and cooperatives as a “secure, low-cost electricity source” to build a 1,500-megawatt generating

power plant with a coal mine next to it, providing necessary fuel, according to Schmitz’s letter. He noted that in addition to Geneva, Batavia and Rochelle also are members of NIMPA. The project went from an estimated cost of $2 billion to $5 billion in 2010, Schmitz wrote. “Extensive cost overruns and poor generating capacity have resulted in Illinois ratepayers being charged exorbitant energy prices in the short run and responsible for unforeseen costs over the life of the contracts,” Schmitz wrote. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns said it was the first time officials had heard of Schmitz’s letter. “I respect the fact that he wants to support his constituents,” Burns said. Scown blamed an increase in his electric costs on Geneva being one of 300 communities that have invested in Prairie State Energy Campus. According to the city’s website, its electric utility keeps its rates stable by receiving power from its own facility, landfill gas generation, as well as its investment in the energy campus. “I would like to see a public discussion of how best to deal with these high and increasing costs of power from


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STC Kiwanis to hold 50th anniversary reunion By CHARLES MENCHACA

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This 1925 Kiwanis International bronze bell will be one of many artifacts on display at the St. Charles Kiwanis 50th Anniversary Reunion on May 6.

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Kiwanis members past and present are invited next month to celebrate five decades of service to the community. The organization’s 50th Anniversary Reunion will be May 6 at St. Charles Place, 2550 E. Main St., St. Charles. As of Wednesday, 90 people were confirmed to attend, and more are expected, said John Schmidt, chairman of the event’s committee. “We’re trying to find as many as we can,” said Tom Anderson, an event committee member and longtime Kiwanis Club member. Anderson joined the club in 1970 and said he will know everyone who will attend the reunion. Among those confirmed is St. Charles resident Bill Warner. He was executive adviser to the Key, or Kiwanis Educates Youth, club for 18 years. Warner said one of his most memorable experiences with the club was in 1991, when the St. Charles club

n What: St. Charles Kiwanis 50th Anniversary Reunion n When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 6 n Where: St. Charles Place, 2550 E. Main St., St. Charles n Cost: $25 a person n RSVP: Email or 630-488-3010 by April 28.

charted the first Kiwanis Club in Slovakia. He went with his wife, Nancy, overseas for a ceremony recognizing the club. Pictures of that ceremony will be on hand at the 50th Anniversary reunion as part of a planned display of Kiwanis historical artifacts. One of the oldest artifacts will be a Kiwanis Interna-

tional bronze bell donated in 1925 by St. Charles resident R.F. Angell, who was president of the local Kiwanis International group at the time. The original Kiwanis Club in St. Charles was founded in 1923, but later disbanded in 1941 during the early war years. The present club was chartered in 1964, Anderson said.

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OPINIONS A note of appreciation for different music I could not survive on planet Earth for one day without a multitude of things: oxygen, water, the combination of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Netflix, etc. But, besides all those basic human necessities, I have come to rely on one absorbing and potent force to get me through the daily trudge: music. From the soothing melodies of classical, to the sometimes cacophonous tones of alternative-punk, humanity has created a diverse selection of songs for every possible occasion and personality. The beauty of music comes out through its universality; every culture around the globe has a musical profile that bears a different nature than the one next door.

Although the prospect of listening to a hearty German polka band for 24 hours may seem appealing to some, I enjoy the modern-day ability of opening Pandora on my phone and listening to any variation of music in a matter of seconds; even those hearty individuals seeking some eardrum-challenging polka can find audio delight in a few taps of the finger. Whenever I suffer through the woes of the appalling beast called homework, I turn on “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap and listen as the nagging voice of boredom drowns in a deep pool of pulsating mellowness. I owe music a great deal for helping me get past tedious things like term

MARMION’S MANLY MAN Kurt Zepeda papers and long runs. The idea of playing an instrument has always intrigued me, but a certain lack of handeye coordination and natural rhythm told me that some higher powers thought it best to leave the music production to the proper authorities. My showerhead could also probably say that I don’t have the slightest chance at making it big on “American Idol.” Nevertheless, I still renew my endless infatuation with music every day. Fine music has the ability to

make people think; great music has the ability to make people act. It engages wondrous parts of the mind otherwise left untapped, and when a person’s will outlasts his or her endurance, music compels the body forward to exceed mental limits. The culmination of rhythms, instruments and emotions creates a formula that can connect humans with the world around them. Having said that, the tendency of schools to cut funding to the fine arts department in hard times makes little sense to me. I acknowledge that certain educational necessities, such as English and math, hold precedence over music, but I also acknowledge that certain school superintendents could

forego an exuberant bonus or two to purchase new instruments. For me, music is a matter of heritage. One could not tell the story of America and leave out the impact of jazz or rock ‘n’ roll. Each generation plays upon the songs of the past, and, in this way, humanity’s patchwork mosaic of music continues. • Kurt Zepeda is a St. Charles resident and a senior at Marmion Academy in Aurora. He enjoys running, writing and the occasional confection. His column runs every other Thursday in the Kane County Chronicle. Contact him at editorial@


Allow the IRS to prepare tax returns BLOOMBERG NEWS For millions of American taxpayers, the uncelebrated unholiday known as Tax Day is spent in an anxious scramble. April 15, the deadline for filing taxes, doesn’t have to be this way. Most Americans have relatively straightforward finances, taking only standard deductions without itemizing. What’s more, tax data from their employer, their bank and any other relevant financial institution has already been supplied to the Internal Revenue Service long before April 15. In essence, their tax filing merely confirms what the IRS already knows. So why

not take the next logical step and let the IRS actually prepare people’s tax forms? Instead of taxpayers paying for tax preparation services or doing the work themselves, the IRS could send millions of American taxpayers a pre-filled return. They could review the document and sign off. If they have objections or amendments to the IRS version, they could file their own. The service would be simple. There is no reason Americans with simple tax bills – and without a tax preparation business or an ideological crusade – should continue to be denied the option of a simple federal tax processing system.

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

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – St. Charlesbased Corcoran Commercial Real Estate has withdrawn its proposal to acquire the Thomle building to develop restaurant space on the first floor and five apartments on the upper levels. Corcoran has withdrawn its proposal because it could

not reach an agreement to acquire the privately owned 4-6 E. Wilson St. building, next to the Thomle building. Corcoran had presented plans to acquire the Thomle building and to develop restaurant space on the first floor and five apartments on the upper levels. The project was estimated to cost $1.8 million. Corcoran had been seeking $590,000 in

city grant funds to help pay for the project and a transfer of the Thomle building for $1. Corcoran had projected the project would generate $344,500 for the city’s tax increment financing district through 2027 and that the city should receive a total of $315,000 in retail sales tax revenues through 2027. Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said he would be open to

speaker. Retreat check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. A light lunch will be provided. There is a suggested donation of $15 a person for those who are able. Advance registration is requested, and all in the community are invited to attend. For information or to register, contact the church office at 630-584-6434, email or


someone coming in with another proposal for the building. But he said the city “will not bankroll the whole deal for them.” Corcoran had presented one of two proposals for the Thomle building at 2 E. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia. Since 1997, the city has owned the building, which was built in 1876. Batavia business owner

Michael Grudecki in February pulled his proposal to turn the Thomle building into a martini lounge. In pulling his proposal, Grudecki, president of Vignette Home Decor in Batavia, said he was tired of the city dragging out the process. Grudecki said he first approached city officials in February 2012 with the idea for his proposed Tini Lounge.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Lutheran church to host ‘prayer retreat’

Sports physicals, immunizations available ST. CHARLES – Sports physicals and immunizations will be offered at The Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles, on May 20. It will be open to all. The cost is $5 for children and $18 for adults. It is free with Medicaid. Contact Kid Care Medical at 630599-5480 for an appointment.

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ST. CHARLES – On April 26, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will be hosting a “prayer retreat” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles. Cathy Cryer, a former staff member at Hosanna! and current Prayer Pastor at Central Christian Church (a multi-campus church of about 9,000 members in the Phoenix Arizona area) will be the guest

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Hosanna! Lutheran Church collecting bikes ST. CHARLES – For the fifth consecutive year, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will be collecting bikes (new or used in any condition) for distribution to children and families in under-resourced neighborhoods. The “Bikes for Tikes” effort has received, fixed and given away more than 150 bicycles and tricycles in the past three years. This year, the bicycles and tricycles will be distributed in Carpentersville. The public is invited to bring their bicycle or tricycle donations for “Bikes for Tikes” to Hosanna! only from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 26 or from 9 a.m. to noon April 27. Hosanna! is at 36W925 Red Gate Road in St. Charles. For information, contact the church office at 630584-6434, email Welcome@ or visit

Removal of sidewalk trip hazards scheduled GENEVA – Work is scheduled to take place for two weeks on removing sidewalk trip hazards in the Fisher Farms subdivision on Geneva’s west side. The city’s contractor, Safe Step Corp., will be grinding uneven sidewalks that are raised 0.25 inches or more. Residents may hear some short-term pavement grinding noises, but crews will clean up residue created by leveling the sidewalk blocks, according to a news release issued by the city. For information, call the city’s Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.

Spring work day set at Conley Farm KANEVILLE TOWNSHIP – A spring work day event is set from 9 a.m. to noon April 26 at the Conley Farm, 47W085 Main Street Road in Kaneville Township. Each spring, volunteers from

in our april arts & entertainment edition across the Kaneland area and beyond meet at the Conley Farm to ready the property for Conley Outreach Community Services’ grief events, including its children’s Good Grief Day Camp. It was Bruce Conley’s vision, more than a decade ago, to develop the farm into a place of reflection, healing and celebration for this community. Tasks this year include raking, mulching, trimming trees, scrubbing furniture and the pavilion, and cleaning debris out of the creek. A light lunch will be provided, and the annual Angel Awards presented at noon. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their work gloves and gardening tools, including clippers, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows and small chain saws if possible. Waterproof boots are needed for anyone working near the creek. Future spring and summer projects include building a pergola behind the horse barn and some painting. Call Conley Outreach at 630365-2880 to volunteer.

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Company to replace brush pickup program ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The St. Charles Township Road District has contracted with Kramer Tree Service to pick up the brush in unincorporated St. Charles Township. This will replace the previous brush pickup program that was in place for more than 20 years. Visit to get the rules and regulations as some things have changed. The weeks scheduled for brush pickup include the week of April 28, May 27, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and Oct. 27. The pickups will start the beginning of that week scheduled and should be done by Friday of that week. For information, call 630584-3496.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Kogan stops by Books Between Bites BATAVIA – Batavia’s monthly noontime book program, Books Between Bites, welcomes back frequent guest Rick Kogan today. The free book discussion series is held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Kogan, host of WGN radio’s Sunday evening program “After Hours with Rick Kogan,” previously has made 15 visits to Books Between Bites. This year he will discuss two Chicago writers who are often overlooked: Willard Motley and John Bartlow Martin. In addition, he wants to talk about film critic Roger Ebert. The public is invited to attend this free program, and reservations are not required. It is held in the large community room located on the main level of the Batavia Public Library. People are invited to bring their lunch and eat as they enjoy the program and discussion. Lunch items, beverages and baked goods can be purchased at Chapters Coffeehouse & Café, located just inside the library. For information, visit or call 630-482-9157.

Foster invites students to take part in STEM contest AURORA – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, is inviting students from the 11th Congressional District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art and STEM Competitions. Entries can be dropped off at Foster’s offices. His Aurora office is at 2711 E. New York St. Entries can be submitted through April 25. The winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., for the unveiling of their work, which will hang in the Capitol complex for the next year. Three runners-up will be chosen, and their artwork will be featured in Foster’s offices. The competition is open only to high school students who reside in the Illinois 11th Congressional District or who


are eligible to attend public high school in that district. Students can find out which congressional district their home or school is in at www. find. For information, visit https:// art-competition. Additionally, this year will mark the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. The competition allows students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application for mobile, tablet or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The deadline for submissions is April 30, and the winners will be announced May 24. The winning application will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website.

Forest preserve district offers plant course ST. CHARLES – Help the Forest Preserve District of Kane County monitor rare but important plant species through “Plants of Concern Training.” The district invites volunteers to take this specialized course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve, inside the Barbara Belding Lodge. Brewster Creek is at 6N921 Route 25, St. Charles. Attendees will learn how to create ecological quadrants and use GPS to count blooms and stems for threatened and endangered plants. There will be classroom instruction, followed by an outdoor field session. There is no charge for the training, but advance registration is required. Call 630762-2741 or email volunteer@ to register or for information. A light breakfast is included. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For information, visit www.

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FASHIONS ON THE FOX A spring ensemble of glamour and style hosted by Kane County Magazine and Shooting Star Studios 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at Even Flow Music and Spirits, 302 W. State Street, Geneva IL Featuring local models and fashions from local Tri-City boutiques. Tickets on sale now on Planit Kane at Each ticket includes admission to the fashion show, hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket and one raffle ticket. $29 per ticket. Additional drinks and raffle tickets may be purchased at the event. Watch for details in the Kane County Chronicle and at Don’t miss out on the season’s hottest fashion event!




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Register for luncheon, golf fundraiser in Aurora AURORA – The “Tee It Up for Autism” golf fundraiser is set for May 13 at Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., Aurora. Proceeds will benefit a grant

opportunity to network with other guests. The breakfast will begin at 9 a.m., and the program will include a town hall-style question-and-answer session featuring physicians and other healthcare professionals from the western suburbs. For information, visit or call 888-694-327.

Annual fundraiser will feature fashion show

Signature breakfast benefit in STC set to go ST. CHARLES – The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Breakfast in Red is set for May 16, at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. The breakfast – chaired by Candace Cymerman, director of the Cardiovascular Service Line and Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care at Presence St. Joseph Hospital – is the signature fundraising event of the campaign. Tickets for the event are $100 each and may be bought at St. Charles’ Breakfast in Red kicks off at 8 a.m., with registration and an

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ST. CHARLES – Garden Party 2014, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice’s annual fundraiser, is set for 10 a.m. May 16, at the Q Center, 1405 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. The event will feature a fashion show, a basket showcase, a silent auction, a live auction and lunch. Tickets are available at, 630-232-2233 and the FVVH offices, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva. – Kane County Chronicle

District 304 hires new transportation director KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – The Geneva District 304 school board this week approved the hiring of Mary Torrance as its new transportation direcMary Torrance tor. Torrance’s current position is transportation supervisor, in which she develops bus routes, determines hazard area designations, monitors and evaluates bus driver performance, drives when necessary, coordinates all field trip transportation and assists with the hiring of all new drivers, offi-

cials said. She will begin her $70,000 position on July 1, after current transportation director Bob McElligott retires at the end of the school year after nine years with the district. McElligott’s current salary is $102,500, officials said. Torrance began working in the district in 1999 as an administrative assistant and dispatcher. Torrance also trains school bus drivers for the Kane County Regional Office of Education. In a prepared statement, Superintendent Kent Mutchler said Torrance knows the district’s transportation system “and will do an excellent job in this leadership position.”

Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd. A Personal Touch to Healthcare®

Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd. (FVM), an Independent Physician Association (IPA), was founded and has been led by physicians since 1984. Our physicians provide a “personal touch” to healthcare in their independently owned and operated medical practices located within your community. We proudly represent 55 Primary Care, 23 Obstetrics & Gynecology, 6 Certified Nurse Midwives and over 400 Specialty Care Providers. Gaining access to a FVM physician listed below is easy! A Member Advocate is eager to assist you in connecting with one of our outstanding physicians by calling 630-482-9758. FVM physicians participate in the following health plans: • Aetna U.S. Healthcare (Select Plans) • BCBSIL (BlueAdvantageSM, Blue Precision HMOSM and HMO Illinois)* • Humana (Select Plans) • Senior Care Partners (Humana Gold Plus HMO and HealthSpring) FAMILY PRACTICE Fox Valley Medical Associates Mark Bernhard, MD Sergio Mercado, MD Geneva Family Practice Christopher Fahey, MD Robert Rivers, MD Primary Care West, S.C. Josephine Mante, MD Rush Copley Family Medicine Center Natalie Choi, MD Brenda Fann, MD Maria Lasher, DO Rush Copley Medical Group Brian Adrian, MD John Davine, MD Karin Gustafson, DO Kinjal Kadakia, MD Neha Kapil, MD Garrett Katula, DO Patricia Kinsella-Stallter, DO Jennifer Kurka, DO Gina Lesnik, DO Gregory Milani, MD Mary Nguyen, MD Daniel Novella, MD Deepak Patel, MD Diana Rosenberg, MD Christopher Stallter, DO Radka Todorova-Angelova, MD Nicholas Tzanetakos, MD Kristen Ufferman, MD Sandwich Medical Clinic Martin Brauweiler, MD

St. Charles Family Medical Center, S.C. James Curtis, MD Michael Rivera, MD William Scurlock, MD Sugar Grove Health Center Hem Aggarwal, MD INTERNAL MEDICINE Abdul Qadir, M.D., P.C. Abdul Qadir, MD Advanced Integrative Medicine Kalpesh Patel, MD Cardiology Institute, Ltd. TianChu Shih, DO Chitra S. Madhavan, M.D., S.C. Chitra Madhavan, MD Fox Valley Medical Associates Philip Branshaw, MD Bob Manam, MD Medical Care Associates, Inc. Alafia Nomani, MD Presence Medical Group Nidhi Tiwari, MD Preventive Medical Associates, Ltd. Hardeep Arora, MD Primary Care West, S.C. Dave Mante, MD Rush Copley Medical Group Mary McAfee, MD Nazima Mustafa, MD St. Charles Family Medical Center, S.C. Darryl Link, MD

Yorkville Internists, S.C. Sanjay Thakkar, MD PEDIATRICS Associated Pediatrics of Fox Valley, S.C. Nadia Abu-Nijmeh, MD Luis Bolanos, MD Hinna Khan, MD Jennifer Kleinfeld, MD Rush Copley Medical Group Eva Alessia, DO Paul Granoff, MD Nicole Keller, DO Vrinda Kumar, MD Kyla Wiafe-Ababio, MD St. Charles Family Medical Center, S.C. Darryl Link, MD Suburban Physicians, S.C. Asma Bano, MD OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Aishling Obstetrics & Gynecology, S.C. Brett Cassidy, MD James Hawkins, DO Charalambos E. Menelaou, M.D., S.C. Charalambos Menelaou, MD Dukane Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ltd. David Aguiar, MD Daniel Lee, MD

Jennifer Lew, MD Stewart Odell, MD Female Healthcare, Ltd. Steven Binette, MD Jason Cullen, DO Jennifer Moran, MD Mark Morrison, MD Tiffany Rogers, DO Paul Rosenberg, DO Michelle Szwedo, MD Stacy Thomas, DO Presence Medical Group Elizabeth Baron-Kuhn, MD Azra Sadikovic, MD Rush Copley Medical Group Gregorio Carpio, MD Bernardita Druhan, DO Rakhi Shah, DO Richard Tom, MD Rochelle Wilburn, MD Woman’s Touch Healthcare Susan Acuna, MD CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE Presence Medical Group Colleen Jones, CNM Deborah Riddell, CNM Marcia Snyder, CNM Rush Copley Medical Group Karen Barr, CNM Joyce Garcia-Gonzalez, CNM Isabelle Guillou, CNM

*BlueAdvantage HMOSM, Blue Precision HMOSM and HMO Illinois are products offered by BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and independent licensee of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association. Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd. is an independent, contracting physician group.



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

program that provides financial assistance to families affected by autism and special needs. The cost is $200 and includes driving range access, playing fees, cart fee, a continental breakfast, lunch, soft drinks and two drink tickets. Limited spots are available. Visit www. for information or to register. Contact Wanda at 630-8038471 to donate to the silent auction or to become a sponsor. Those wanting to attend only lunch should email Wanda at with names in their party. The lunch costs $45, and payment is due Sunday. Mail to Autism Family Foundation, P.O. Box 101, Eola, IL 60519.

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Fundraising farm dinner to be in Elburn on May 10

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Sensible meals

Oswaldo Garcia cooks up the ingredients for a European wrap at Muscle Maker Grill in St. Charles.

Muscle Maker Grill offers up healthier options By ERIC SCHELKOPF


n a sea of fast food options, Muscle Maker Grill aims to serve up healthier fare. Since January, Muscle Maker Grill has been serving high-protein, low-calorie meals at its location at 1840 W. Main St. in St. Charles. Muscle Maker Grill’s mission is spelled out in its motto – “Great food with your health in mind.” It is the chain’s second location in Illinois. “Muscle Maker Grill is based on the East Coast,” said Jose Venegas, who owns and operates the St. Charles restaurant with Jeff Cade. “They are trying to bring the concept to the Midwest.” The other Illinois restaurant is in Rolling Meadows, which Venegas had managed for a year prior to his current position. Muscle Maker Grill was founded in 1995 in New Jersey, and today there are more than 200 Muscle Maker Grill restaurants open or under development throughout the United States. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Muscle Maker Grill sets itself apart from other restaurants in many ways. “We don’t fry products here, and our sauces are gluten free,” Cade said. “Our beef is grass fed, and our chicken is all natural.” Muscle Maker Grill is recommended by, a site run by dietitians. For those counting calories, patrons will find that information clearly listed on the menu. “I don’t know of another franchise that does healthy meals,” Venegas said. “Plus, the food is good. The food sells itself.”

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Muscle Maker Grill in St. Charles offers a variety of wrap sandwiches.

The restaurant offers an array of options, from salads with gluten-free dressings to wraps, burgers and pasta. During the Lenten season, Muscle Maker Grill is serving such items as a crab burger and the Holy Guacamole Fish Wrap. Muscle Maker Grill also takes requests from customers.

“We listen to their feedback,” Venegas said. “If we hear a lot of people asking for a certain thing, we will try to accommodate them.” The restaurant also sells fruit smoothies with no sugar added, along with protein shakes, which have proved to be popular. “Sometimes [customers] come in just for our protein shakes,” Venegas said. Muscle Maker Grill has been partnering with nearby health clubs, including the XSport Fitness club located a few blocks from the restaurant. “The trainers at the club are refer-

ring their members here,” Venegas said. But the restaurant also is seeing customers who are just looking to eat healthier. “We have a good mix, from high school students to senior citizens,” Cade said. Muscle Maker Grill, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For information, visit or call 847-660-7409. Muscle Maker Grill also offers delivery and catering.










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WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19 WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: The British group Foghat will perform its hit songs “Slow Ride,” “Drivin’ Wheel,” “I Just

Want to Make Love to You,” “Fool For the City” and “Stone Blue.” The concert also will feature Fran Cosmo from the group Boston. Tickets start at $39. For tickets and more information, visit www.oshows. com or call 630-962-7000.





WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19 WHERE: Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 17 WHERE: Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia COST/INFO: Youths of all ages will be able to watch a movie from

Cherry Lane, Geneva COST/INFO: An Easter weekend breakfast will include a breakfast buffet served inside the Super Suite until 10:30 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt on the ield. To make reservations, visit or call 630-232-8811. The cost is $19 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 10 years old. The event is free for children 2 years old and younger.

a cardboard car at the Batavia Park District’s irst-ever Family Drive-In Night. Families will be able to construct their own car using supplies and materials provided by the park district. Participants are welcome to bring cardboard boxes. Upon completion of the cars, the movie “Cars” will be projected on a large inlatable screen. A drive-in style dinner will be provided. The cost is $10 for residents, $12 for Batavia non-residents and $14 for nonresidents. For information or to register, contact the Batavia Park District at 630-879-5235 or visit

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WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19 WHERE: Creek Bend Nature Center, located within

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, April 18 WHERE: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles COST/INFO: At the “Herb Garden Workshop,” attendees will learn the history of common herbs and create a potted garden to take home. The plants may be transplanted to a garden or grown as potted herbs. Registration is $10 a garden. Advance registration is required. To register, call 630-444-3190 or email

Blvd., Aurora COST/INFO: They started playing for change in front of the Woolworth’s building on Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii. More than 25 years later, Poi Dog Pondering has traveled the world playing its fusion of folk, rock, electronica and funk. Tickets cost $35 to $45 each. Learn more at photo


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or the Costner family, performing music is a family affair. Lily Costner will perform with her famous dad, actor Kevin Costner, when he brings his band, Modern West, to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles, on Monday, April 21. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available by calling 888-695-0888. Kane County Chronicle Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Lily Costner about the upcoming show.

Schelkopf: I understand you are going to sing “Oh, Malley-Mae,” the song that you wrote for the album “Famous for Killing Each Other: Music from and Inspired by Hatfields & McCoys.” Costner: Yes, I will be singing that in my set. Schelkopf: I know that you performed it last year at the Grand Ole Opry. What was that experience like? Costner: It was really special. I don’t know if I will ever get another experience like that again. I just tried to soak it all in, and tried to slow down the

Schelkopf: Does the fact that you are doing this with your dad make the experience even more enjoyable? Costner: It certainly does. It’s a special experience to, No. 1, share the same passion as a parent, and then to actually go out and perform and to see that passion through together. He plays his brand of music, and I am out there playing my brand of music, and then we get to do this duet together. It’s our special moment that nobody can ever take away from the two of us. And we get to share it with perfect strangers who admire both of us. Schelkopf: I know that you’ve had some acting parts in the past. Given that your dad is probably best known as being an actor, did he ever put pressure on you to get into the business? Costner: No, no pressure at all. I was very lucky in that

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ABOVE: Lily Costner will perform with her father, Kevin Costner, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. RIGHT: Kevin Costner (right) performs with his daughter, Lily Costner, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles in July 2012. my parents exposed me to a lot of different things, my sister and brother included. They exposed us to a lot of opportunities that were available to us. There was a lot of support and a lot of practicality about how you make a dream happen for yourself. They told us it takes a lot of hard work and practice. Schelkopf: Do you want to do more acting or music or do you need both in your life? Costner: I certainly feel like I want music in my life. I never really needed or

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desired to be in the acting world. If our dad did a movie in the summertime, that was our summer camp. We’d go be with him on the sets, and sometimes we’d end up in those movies as extras or for fun, just because we were there and we wanted to be involved, we wanted to hang out. Schelkopf: So, it sounds like his movies didn’t take him away from the family, that he tried to include you guys as much as possible. Costner: They always worked really hard to keep us all together. Family was very important to all of us. Schelkopf: Is there a lot of

pressure just being the daughter of Kevin Costner? Costner: I would say there could be if I let it, but I don’t think we ever looked at it that way. That would be a bit more of a selfish perspective for us to take because of all the opportunities that it has provided us and our family over the years. Schelkopf: What are your short-term and long-term goals? Would you like to put an album out in the next year? Costner: My motto is to take one day at a time. But I’m just going to see where it takes me. Like I said, I really like having music in my life. I’m still figuring out how you make that a career.

Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, more to rock RiverEdge Park in July By KARA SILVA AURORA – This summer, RiverEdge Park in Aurora will set the stage with a popular American pop-rock group from the ’90s. Sugar Ray will perform July 6 at RiverEdge Park as part of the Under the Sun Tour, which also will feature rock band Blues Traveler and country-rock crooner Uncle Kracker, according to RiverEdge vice president of marketing Jim Jarvis, who

confirmed the tour’s stop after the information was leaked by Sugar Ray. With plans of making an official announcement for RiverEdge’s summer musical lineup in May, Jarvis stated in an email that Mark McGrath, lead singer of Sugar Ray, Tweeted that the Under the Sun Tour would be stopping at RiverEdge Park, and that the group was looking forward to playing at the venue. Information about the tour stop also is published on

Sugar Ray’s website. “It’s going to be a fun afternoon and evening of music – cool way to spend some outdoor summer time,” Jarvis wrote in an email. Jarvis said that there will be a couple of major concerts that will be a part of RiverEdge Park’s official event announcements May 1. RiverEdge Park is located at 360 N. Broadway St. in Aurora. For information about the park, visit riveredgeaurora. com.

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Sugar Ray will perform July 6 at RiverEdge Park in Aurora as part of the Under the Sun Tour.

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Eric Schelkopf: Great talking to you. How were your shows this past weekend? Lily Costner: They were really great, a really wonderful turnout. My dad’s band has a great fan base.

Schelkopf: Was there anything, in particular, that inspired you to write that song? Costner: It’s hard to say what exactly it was about it. It’s a series of images. The song itself comes from a child’s perspective, of being born into one of these families, Hatfields or McCoys, and not necessarily wanting to have that burden of that name, knowing that you are growing up just to potentially die in this feud.

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Mrs. Geneva to compete for state title By KARA SILVA


any a crown has graced the head of beauty pageant veteran and Geneva resident Nicole Elizabeth Cook. Formerly known as Nicole Rash, she represented her home-state, Indiana, in the 2008 Miss America pageant, qualifying as first-runner-up (second place), and nearly taking the Miss America title. Six years later, Cook is at it again. But this time, the 29-year-old will represent Geneva in the Mrs. Illinois America pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Elgin Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. For information, visit In its 34th year, the Mrs. America pageant is open to women 18 and older who are married – with or without children – and serves as the only nationally televised beauty pageant for married women. Kane County Chronicle features editor Kara Silva got a chance to chat with Cook about life in the world of beauty pageants and the upcoming competition. Kara Silva: How long have you been competing in beauty pageants? Nicole Elizabeth Cook: I’ve been competing in beauty pageants for quite a long time. I did a few when I was really young – about 6 or 7 years old – but it wasn’t quite the “Toddlers in Tiaras” style that you

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see nowadays. ... I just really enjoyed it because I got to dress up like a princess, and no matter what happened – win, lose or draw – we always went to McDonald’s and got cookies afterward. So, I thought it was the best thing ever.

pageant is what you see on TV. But that’s only for a night. What you don’t see is the 364 other days that those women are out in their communities fighting for what they believe in and supporting the causes that are important to them.

Silva: Why did you decide to get involved in the Mrs. America pageant? Cook: I joke sometimes that pageants are kind of like my sport. I just really like competing and the opportunities that you get from doing it. Not so much the prizes or the crown or things like that, but really the volunteer and community opportunities that you get. ... I didn’t realize you could do anything beyond [Miss America], because you either age out or once you get married you can’t compete in [Miss America] anymore. ... I really like how the [Mrs. America] program is centered around empowering and encouraging women to really work together and build each other up and get involved in the community, whether it be through your children or through a cause that you’re really passionate about. ... It kind of just shows that even though you’re married or a little bit older, it doesn’t mean that you’re no longer beautiful. I think there is so much focus in today’s society about youth and beauty, and so I like that I can still be beautiful and still be successful and still be seen as a beauty queen even though I have gotten older and now I’m married.

Silva: What does it take to win a beauty pageant? What are the judges really looking for? Cook: It depends on the pageant system and age level (Miss, Teen, Mrs.). I think a lot of it has to do with confidence in yourself, knowing yourself and being completely confident in your own skin, and making sure that you relay your passions and your true purpose to the judges. ... And I think the judges are looking for someone who will use [the crown] for a purpose. ... The interview (which isn’t televised) is the most important part, and that’s where you really have to show them your true self.

Silva: Why is it important to have a pageant devoted to recognizing married women and what is the Mrs. America pageant’s purpose? Cook: The Mrs. America pageant’s purpose is to really show the importance of the modern American married woman. ... It really shows the diversity that there is and that there is not one right way to be married or to make your life. And so, it’s really just supporting and encouraging and highlighting all of the differences in the modern married woman and what that means in our society today. ... [The] Mrs. America pageant is just trying to show that really there is a lot more value to people who are raising our future – our children. Silva: Some people believe that beauty pageants are antiquated, antifeminist and demeaning toward women. How do you deal with the haters out there? Cook: I just feel like there are a lot of things that aren’t for everybody. Everybody has an opinion, and they are completely entitled to that. I would say that before you judge – just like anything – try it one time either as a contestant or a judge or even a spectator or just talk to a title holder. The biggest misconception is that it’s only focused on beauty. ... Once people get involved, there is a whole other side. The stage part of the

Silva: What is your platform? What message are you trying to get across by competing? Cook: I do some writing, and I am part of developing a website called, and it just basically interviews women from all across the country who are inspirational in some way. So, it could be that they are an amazing housewife ... who has a blog to help other people; or a doctor; or a lawyer; or someone in a powerful position like a CEO. It spans all across all of the different ways that women can be inspirational and powerful. And I love that platform of women helping women. Unfortunately women tend to think it’s the male roles that are bringing them down, but ... I see so much woman-on-woman hate, and it’s very disheartening to me. And I want to change that. ... I think that’s really keeping us down in a lot of situations. That’s my main platform and what I want to do. (Other platforms include working with children as part of the Children’s Miracle Network and an anti-smoking campaign.) Silva: You’re very involved in the community with volunteer work and philanthropy, but what do you do for you? What do you do for fun? Cook: I love reading a good book. I just finished the “Hunger Games” series and I watched the movies, which was fantastic. I also read “Pride and Prejudice” and some of the classics, which was really a goal for me this year. I like spending time with my husband and my little [Pomeranian] dog. They’re both my world. We go to First Baptist in Geneva, and we’re part of the worship team. ... I love having fellowship and community with other people. Friends and family are most important to me. It’s really what life is all about – relationships and spending time with each other because every day is a gift and you just have to treat it like that. photo

Matt Rasmussen is the author of “Black Aperture,” which was selected by Jane Hirshfield as the winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award and also was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Author to visit ECC PLANIT KANE ELGIN – Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, will host a Writers Center Reading Series event with Matt Rasmussen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Building H, Room H142. Rasmussen is the author of “Black Aperture,” which was selected by Jane Hirshfield as the winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award and also was a finalist for the National Book Award. His poetry has been published – or is forthcoming – in The Literary Review, Gulf Coast, Water~Stone Review, Paper Darts, Poets. org and more. He is the recipient of grants and residencies from the McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, The Anderson Center and The Corporation of Yaddo. A recipient of the 2014 Pushcart Prize, he also is a founder and editor of the independent poetry press Birds LLC. He lives in Robbinsdale, Minn. All Writers Center readings are free and open to the public. A pre-reading dinner with Rasmussen will take place at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For reservations and information, contact Rachael Stewart at

St. Charles East grad Joe Hoscheit is surprised he’s played in so many games as a freshman for the Northwestern baseball team, writes sports reporter Vinnie Duber. PAGE 28



Batavia’s Stieve relishes track amid military moves

By KEVIN DRULEY ATAVIA – Taylor Stieve picked up track and field in eighth grade, long after she’d grown accustomed to constantly picking up her bags and moving. A Navy brat who had moved 10 times before her family relocated to Batavia a few years ago, Stieve embraced the sport because she excelled at it. She since has internalized track for providing a coveted constant. “People, usually they go to kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school together, so they have their cliques and their friend groups,” said Stieve, a senior in her second year as a Bulldog. “So being in a sport was kind of my way of getting into the school and finding friends and finding people with like minds like me and athletic-driven people. And it’s definitely worked down here.” Stieve boosted her popularity at Saturday’s Metea Valley Invitational, anchoring the winning 4x100-meter relay (50.13) while placing second in the 300 hurdles (48.0) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.0). She also competed in the 4x200 and 4x400. After narrowly missing the Class 3A state meet cut in the 300 hurdles as a junior, she has worked to be dialed in from the onset of outdoor season. For some athletes, that means a state bordering on stoicism, an aura of put-onmy-headphones-and-let-meprepare. For the sociable Stieve, it’s anything but. “Me being the freshman, again, and her being a senior, she definitely took me under her wing and showed me


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Batavia senior hurdler Taylor Stieve (center) practices with her teammates in the school’s field house Tuesday. around,” budding Bulldogs sprinter Hanna Schlaman said. Stieve began high school in Ohio before her family moved to Naperville midway through her freshman year. Her father, Bill, a retired U.S. Navy senior chief, has a travel-intensive civilian job. Spending the next year and a half at St. Francis, Stieve joined the track program and cultivated a passion for volunteering that still finds her spending time with such organizations as Lazarus House, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and Feed My Starving Children. “Wherever I can find work,” Stieve said.

Although she enjoyed academic success at St. Francis, Stieve said she “just knew that a small private school was not the place for me.” The family already was living in Batavia by the time she transferred to BHS for the 2012-2013 school year. Since then, neither Stieve’s studies nor her splits have dropped off. A prospective business student, she earned a full academic scholarship to Southern Illinois-Carbondale. Competing with the JV at the 2013 Metea Valley Invitational, Stieve registered a 300 hurdles time that would have won the varsity competition.

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Stieve practices in the school’s field house Tuesday. Stieve moved 10 times before her family settled in Batavia two years ago.

Hoscheit off to ‘unexpected’ start at NU Your first year of college is all about new experiences. And for Joe Hoscheit, that meant turning on the jets. In the first inning of Northwestern’s March 14 baseball game against LIU-Brooklyn, Hoscheit hit a ball to right-center field. The outfielder dove, missed and Hoscheit started running. “I was running, I Joe Hoscheit knew I was going to get a double, maybe a triple at least because I saw the guy dive and kind of lay out for it and the ball went past him. But when my coach was waving me around third base, I was like, ‘All right here we go,’ ” Hoscheit said. “I kind of slid in, and everyone was laughing. It was a good boost to

my morale. It was in the first inning, so it was a good start to that game.” It was his first home run as a Wildcat after graduating from St. Charles East last year. Even if Hoscheit said “it wasn’t a real homer,” it goes down as such in the box score. And now he’s Mr. Speedy. “I was gassed after,” he said. “But we have plenty of guys with speed. I wouldn’t say I’m fast by any means at the college level.” Experiencing a fresh burst of speed isn’t the only new thing that Hoscheit is transitioning to during his freshman year. Like any college freshman, he’s finding out about balancing his time, the rigors of college academics and meeting people. Unlike most college freshmen, he’s started nearly every game for a Big Ten Con-

ON CAMPUS Vinnie Duber ference baseball team. Instead of making his life all the more chaotic, however, he said baseball has helped with his transition, with his teammates being the key. “Having the baseball team and them around me almost all the time, they’ve been a great group of guys,” Hoscheit said. “I’m definitely glad that I have that. Baseball’s almost a fraternity in itself. A lot of people do fraternities, sororities, all that stuff. But baseball has definitely been a great experience so far, and I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to be around. It definitely made the transition a lot smoother.” On the field, Hoscheit is quickly learning the differ-

ence between high school and college, namely that the pitchers are a lot better. He also has played third base for the first time. But what’s somewhat surprising, even for a talented player such as Hoscheit, is the impact he’s making on the Wildcats as a freshman. In 30 games, all starts, he’s batting .261 with a team-high 16 runs scored. He also leads the team with two home runs (including that inside-the-park home run), and he ranks second with six doubles and in the top five in hits (27) and RBIs (16). It’s an impact Hoscheit didn’t expect to make. “My brother (Mike) played baseball at Butler,” Hoscheit said. “He said the main difference is everyone on your team’s good. As a freshman, you’ll be lucky to get playing time, and just cherish any playing time that you get.

I kind of had the mindset coming in to work as hard as I can, that’s all you can do coming in and see where it takes me. “I’ve started every game except one. As a team, we really need to do better, and our season hasn’t been going well that way. But individually it’s more than I expected. It’s unexpected as a freshman, and I can’t really ask for anything more.” In the first game of a doubleheader against Chicago State on Wednesday, Hoscheit finished with a triple and career-high 3 RBIs for the Wildcats (7-24). • Vinnie Duber writes the weekly On Campus column for the Kane County Chronicle. To suggest a column topic about area athletes competing in college, email him at

Batavia trackster has lived all over the world • COMPANY Continued from page 27 That quickly answered any outstanding questions regarding her potential. Naturally, Stieve already had branched out by the time she assumed a full varsity slate. At all levels, track has long been known to lend itself to inclusion. “We don’t make cuts, which is a great thing about our sport, and you pull from a huge pool of depth in the school,” Bulldogs coach Justin Allison said. “You’re going to get so many different personalities, so many different philosophies and ideas in our young ladies. “And they just all work well together. There’s no animosity toward each other. ‘Oh, you’re running this,’ ‘I’m not running that,’ anything like that. They’re just all one, big – I call it the unit – because they are. They’re one big unit.” “Unit” doubles as a mili-

“When you think about track, our teammates really are our family. ” Taylor Stieve Batavia senior track athlete tary term, which should take Stieve back. Born in South Carolina, she also is a veteran of two tours in Italy, along with stops in north suburban Great Lakes; Memphis, Tenn.; West Monroe, La.; Dover, Ohio and Tyler, Texas. Wherever she goes, tracks measure 400 meters and there are easily approachable teammates mirroring her passion. “When you think about track, our teammates really are our family,” Stieve said. “We spend so much time together and just the kind of bond we have is so different from any other sports team I’ve been on in any other school, and I love it.”


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North Stars hold off late-charging Hawks

Late comeback propels Cougars to sweep BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It’s a good thing the Cougars played nine innings Wednesday, because they might not have captured their seventh straight win. After playing three straight seven-inning games because of a rain-shortened game and a doubleheader, the Danny Cougars came Lockhart from behind in the top of the ninth inning against the Hot Rods for a 6-2 win at Bowling Green Ballpark. Bowling Green’s Andrew Hanse was productive in his first two innings of relief for Bowling Green before he took the mound for the ninth with


Next: vs. Dayton, 6 p.m. today, AM-1280 the Hot Rods leading, 2-1. Ben Carhart and Yasiel Balaguert quickly started the rally with back-to-back singles to lead off the inning for the Cougars (10-3). Two batters later, David Bote tied the game with a single to bring home Carhart. Danny Lockhart followed with an RBI single of his own to give the Cougars back the lead, 3-2. Shawon Dunston Jr. (single) and Trey Martin (double) followed with run-scoring hits, and Carlos Penalver coaxed a bases-loaded walk two batters later.


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The Hot Rods (2-10) got to Cougars right-hander Tyler Skulina in the sixth inning and forced him out of the game. Tyler Bremer (1-0) earned the win, pitching 12/3 scoreless innings, giving up a walk, a hit and striking out two batters. The Cougars are off to their best 13game start since the 2008 club opened 12-1. The team is set to resume its road trip at 6 p.m. Tyler Bremer today, as they begin a threegame series at Dayton. The Cougars’ Daury Torrez (1-0, 4.35 ERA) will oppose the Dragons’ Amir Garrett (01, 3.60). The game can be heard on AM-1280 WBIG and

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BARTLETT – Wednesday afternoon’s softball game between St. Charles North and host Bartlett grew tense as the bottom of the seventh inning unfolded. It stayed that way after the final out, too. The North Stars held off Bartlett’s rally for a 3-2, Upstate Eight Conference crossover win in a game that ended in controversy. With runners at first and second base, two outs and North clinging to its 3-2 lead, Bartlett sophomore Alyssa Nowak grounded to North third baseman Erin Nemetz, whose cross-diamond throw prompted first baseman Abby Howlett to lunge to make the catch. Nowak was called out, leading to an explosive reaction from Bartlett coach Jim Wolfsmith, who thought Howlett’s foot strayed from the bag. North coach Tom Poulin disagreed. “That’s my guy – I love him,” Poulin said of Wolfsmith. “But I saw her foot on the bag. I was making sure. You’re going to make sure of that final out, so I’m staring at it because I know at the end you’re going to yell out ‘No bag,’ just to try to do something to keep that rally going. “That’s the type of team, if you give them an inch, they’re going to take a yard. We almost gave them an inch there in the last inning, but I think [North pitcher Sabrina Rabin] did a great job throwing.” Rabin worked only one 1-2-3 inning but kept Bartlett scoreless until the bottom of the seventh. She retired the first two Hawks in the inning before a walk, double and two singles – one of the bloop variety – led to Nowak’s game-ending groundout. “We had three runs, so I knew I had some leeway if I needed it, and I did, I guess, need it in that last inning,” Rabin said. “But we had two outs, we just had to finish. Definitely just staying calm and relying on the defense.” Bartlett (9-3, 3-1 UEC Valley) outhit the North Stars (6-4, 2-2 UEC River), 9-4, and got four hits

from No. 3 hitter Kayla Haberstich. “I thought we left runs on the field,” Wolfsmith said. “Part of that credit, a lot of that credit, goes to Sabrina, who threw a lot of good pitches in key situations with runners in scoring position. She induced popups, she got some strikeouts. It wasn’t until that final inning that I thought we got ourselves into a rhythm.” All three North runs came in the top of the third. No. 9 batter Andrea Beal reached on an error to lead off the inning, then stole second. Rabin followed by lacing a run-scoring, opposite field single to left that was misplayed, allowing Rabin to streak to third base. She then scored on a bunt single by Kaitlyn Waslawski, who also stole a base and eventually scored on Howlett’s RBI groundout. Other than that inning, North’s bats were relatively quiet against Bartlett right-hander Holly Pagan. “We did just enough just to get it done,” Rabin said. “But we definitely could improve. There’s always things you could improve on, but I think we did what we needed to do and got a good win, so we’ll just keep building up on it.” The North Stars are regrouping after a major blow came last week with the revelation that senior catcher Emily Brodner, an Illinois recruit, is off the team. Poulin said it wasn’t his decision, calling it “her personal reasons.” Brodner was a middle-of-theorder threat in North’s lineup and a seasoned catcher. Poulin said “we’ll miss [Brodner] in the lineup, and we’ll miss her as a teammate,” but said the North Stars have solid options with which to retool. “We’re fortunate to have some depth,” Poulin said. “I mean, Alex Millett is a starting varsity catcher anywhere. Sam Hausl’s a starting varsity catcher in my book. So we’ve got depth there. But it takes some getting used to. Luckily Sabrina and Alex are very, very close, and they work in the offseason, so she’s comfortable with Alex behind the plate.”

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Not using youth as an excuse in 2014 Vikings coach not hanging onto labels By IAN MATTHEWS AURORA – Geneva softball coach Greg Dierks refuses to use youth as an excuse for some of the Vikings’ early-season missteps. A pair of important sequences came back to hurt the talented but youthful Vikings in Wednesday’s 6-5 Upstate Eight Conference crossover loss to Waubonsie Valley. The first came on a botched rundown between third and home that helped the Warriors tie the game in the second inning at 2. The other came in the sixth inning with the game tied at 3. With leadoff hitter Amanda Lack on third after a double and passed ball, pinch-hitter Melaina Koulos – a Northern Illinois recruit – came to bat with a base open. With the bottom of the order batting after Koulos, Geneva starter Rachel Fanella got too much of the plate on a 3-2 pitch and Koulos lined a single to left to put the Warriors up, 4-3. Waubonsie (7-5, 3-1 UEC Valley) would need the two insurance runs it scored after Koulos’ hit as the Vikings (5-3, 1-2 UEC River) strung together three, two-out doubles in the top of the seventh to pull within 6-5. But Warriors starter Shannon Hohman forced a Madison Keith flyout to center to strand the tying run, Molly Wrenn, at second. “We’re not hanging on to any young labels. I told them when I picked the team at the beginning of the year, I don’t care how old anybody is, this is as experienced a team as we’ve ever had,” Dierks said. “These girls have been playing softball year-round for a long time. We are ready to hit top-to-bottom in the batting order and have girls on the bench who are ready to do the same. We have very high expectations.” Despite the missteps, Geneva hung in against Hohman, a Miami (Ohio) recruit. The

“We are ready to hit topto-bottom in the batting order and have girls on the bench who are ready to do the same. We have very high expectations.” Greg Dirks Geneva softball coach Vikings rapped out 11 hits, including the seventh inning doubles from Rylie Porretto, Kaitlyn Plocinski and Wrenn. Geneva received steady production from its entire lineup, with the bottom of the order producing the first three runs. The Vikings might have scored more runs in the second had it not been for a pair of runners thrown out on the bases to end the inning. After a Hohman wild pitch, Jenelle Reilly was tagged out at the plate by Hohman before the pitcher whirled and threw out Sarah Baurer trying to advance to third on the same play. Wrenn reached on an error in the fifth but was erased after Koulos snared an Annika Radabaugh liner and quickly threw to second for the double play. Fanella kept Waubonsie off-balance for much of the game with a mix of curves and fastballs well-placed on both sides of the plate. Koulos, who didn’t start because she arrived late after interviewing for a scholarship, had to adjust to the crafty Fanella. “I was prepared for the at-bat and had to adapt to the slower pitching,” Koulos said. “I just kept fouling off, fouling off and seeing what I could get. I closed my swing up recently and she threw me one right on the inside corner, and I stayed right inside the ball.” Fanella, a sophomore and one of five underclassmen in the Vikings’ starting lineup, went six innings, allowing eight hits and three earned runs to take the loss. McKenna Schimmel and Porretto each had a pair of hits and an RBI on the afternoon for Geneva.


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Insider A closer look at prep girls soccer

IN THE GROOVE MICHELLE ORTIZ Kaneland, Sr., M What she did: Ortiz scored goals in recent Kaneland wins against Rockford Auburn and Morris.

Geneva coach Megan Owens was especially gratified to win the Rose Augsburg Drach tournament title given the Vikings’ past performance there. “The girls played great,” Owens said after the Vikings topped host St. Charles East in the tournament finale Saturday evening. “I’m happy for them, and I’m happy for the seniors. We’ve always struggled in this tournament, so it’s nice to win it.” Defense and goalkeeping keyed Geneva’s tournament success. After opening the tournament with a 1-1 tie against Naperville Central, Geneva beat both Schaumburg and St. Charles East by 1-0 scores. East coach Paul Jennison thought his Saints played well enough to deserve to win in Saturday’s match against Geneva, but his Saints will have one more regular season crack against the Vikings to try to make amends. East and Geneva are scheduled to meet in Upstate Eight Conference River action May 9 at Burgess Field in Geneva.

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SAMANTHA HAUSER Geneva, Sr., GK What she did: Hauser made six saves, including a few challenging ones, to help Geneva shut out St. Charles East, 1-0, in Saturday’s Augsburg Drach tournament final. She yielded just one goal in three tournament matches. “We love her back there,” Geneva coach Megan Owens said. “She’s a great leader for us.”

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Big challenge awaits North

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Morris junior Emily Burling (right) looks to shoot the ball past Kaneland junior Emily Grams during the first half Tuesday in Morris. Kaneland won, 3-0.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Kaneland is on a roll. The Knights improved to 5-1 on the season after Tuesday’s 3-0 win at Morris, prompting coach Scott Parillo to say “this could be a pretty good week for us.”

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Whether St. Charles East or Sr. Charles North will have crosstown bragging rights, at least for the regular season. East will visit North at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a key Upstate Eight Conference River test for both team.

St. Charles North is 2-0 so far in the prestigious Pepsi Invitational, but North faces a major test today in a tournament quarterfinal against No. 2 seed, Loyola. North coach Ruth Vostal said the match will take place at the Glenview Complex rather than at Loyola because Loyola does not have lights. The NorthLoyola match is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start. Elsewhere on North’s scheduling front, the North Stars’ upcoming showdown with Geneva is still slated for April 30 for now, according to

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St. Charles East’s Shannon Rasmussen gets past two Geneva defenders during Saturday’s Augsburg Drach Invitational at St. Charles East High School.

Vostal. Geneva inquired about moving the match back but the Upstate Eight Conference River contenders have not yet been able to agree on a new date, Vostal said.

Name game Kaneland coach Scott Parillo is having difficulty keeping his players straight in practice this season. It’s hard to blame him. The Knights have a trio of Ortiz sis-

ters – senior Michelle Ortiz, junior Heather Ortiz and freshman Lauren Ortiz. Parillo also has a trio of “Taylors” to keep tabs on – junior Taylor Opperman, sophomore Taylor Emigh and freshman Taylor Zitkus.

COACH SLY SEZ ... Club coaches probably don’t want to read this, but how about the season Mary Landry is having for Geneva despite opting to sit out club soccer during the offseason? Sly’s not here to belittle club soccer … obviously it’s a valuable way for players

to build their skills and experience. Nonetheless, it’s nice to see that even in 2014, once in a great while, a kid can come out for the high school season without putting tons of time (and $) into playing club, and still see plenty of success. A throwback to a simpler time.

– Jay Schwab,




Batavia softball picks up first win of season

Spartans wear down Royals’ pitcher in win

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE AURORA – A nine-run seventh inning punctuated an offensive outburst that netted the Batavia softball team its first victory of the season Wednesday. The Bulldogs pounded 24 hits against Upstate Eight Conference crossover foe Metea Valley in a 19-5 victory. “It was nice to put up some runs,” Bulldogs coach Lupe Castellanos said. “It was nice to see our girls get some hits, hit the ball hard and score some runs.” Toni Galas paced Batavia (1-6, 1-3 UEC River), going 5 for 6 with a double, triple and five RBIs. Rachael Lovestrand went the distance to earn her first varsity win and also was 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs. Castellanos said that apart from Saturday’s doubleheader loss to Kaneland, “we’ve been playing some pretty good ball.”

St. Charles East 18, East Aurora 0 (5 inn.): At Aurora, Alex Latoria, Jordan Hieber and Kelly Rinker struck out 10 in a combined no-hitter for East (10-2, 4-0 UEC River). Hieber went 4 for 4 – including a triple – and drove in four runs.

a 14-hit attack to help winner Evan Acosta move to 3-0. The Bulldogs are 7-1 (3-0 UEC River). Kaneland 3, Rochelle 0: At Maple Park, Anthony Holubecki (five innings, 10 strikeouts) and Nick Stahl (two innings, three strikeouts) combined on a one-hitter for Kaneland (4-3, 1-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). Ty Carlson had two hits, including a double.

Geneva 11, East Aurora 1 (6 inn.): At Geneva, host Geneva rolled in the UEC crossover to improve to 8-0. Marmion 1, St. Francis 0: At Wheaton, Marmion senior left-hander Alex Troop leaned on his change-up on a windy day against St. Francis, scattering one hit, two walks and nine strikeouts in the shutout. Marmion improved to 4-3 (4-0 SCC Blue).

GIRLS SOCCER West Aurora Tournament: Kaneland won the tournament, capping its run with an 8-1 win over East Aurora. Madi Jurcenko scored a goal and had two assists as eight girls scored for the Knights (6-1), who went 3-0 in tournament play.

Wheaton Academy 7, Aurora Central Catholic 3: At Aurora,

BOYS TENNIS Oswego 4, Geneva 3: At Os-

Angie Graff went 3 for 3 to pace a 15-hit attack for Wheaton Academy (6-2, 4-0 Suburban Christian Conference Gold). Gabi Alfaro doubled for ACC.

wego, Geneva fell despite top doubles teams Ryan Doeckel and Jason Potts and Brad Burgess and Nick Simone winning in straight sets.

BASEBALL St. Charles East 2, Metea Valley 1: At St. Charles, Adam

Batavia 12, Neuqua Valley 4: At Naperville, Jacob Piechota tripled and drove in three runs for Batavia, which used

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Metea Valley def. St. Charles North, 2-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-15): At Aurora, North fell to 7-8 despite Jeff Rollins’ 23 assists and 10 digs from Trevor Gonzaga.

St. Francis def. Riverside-Brookfield, 2-0 (25-8, 2514): At Riverside, Jeff Jendryk (eight blocks, six kills), Robert Smith (18 assists), Greg Churney (seven kills) and Joe Denny (nine service points, four kills) paced St. Francis (8-2).

WHEATON – It took the St. Francis softball team nine innings to wear down Rosary starting pitcher Elayne Young on Wednesday afternoon. Spartans shortstop Janie Smith hit the junior righthander’s 160th pitch of the game into left field, allowing Emma Davis to score the winning run, giving St. Francis a 2-1 extra inning win over its Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division rival. The game-winner was only the third hit Young gave up. “I knew we were going to get to her sooner or later. She threw a lot of pitches,” St. Francis coach Ralph Remus said. “She was having more trouble with the strike zone at the end, obviously, because of being tired.” “I didn’t realize I threw that many pitchers,” Young said when she found out her pitch total for the day. “Our defense was solid for the first five innings. Then when they started to hit me we had a couple of flukes here and there.” Rosary coach John Kazmierczak saluted what he

“We should of been out of the sixth without giving up the tying run. We could of easily left here with a 1-0 win.” John Kazmierczak Rosary softball coach

called a “great” performance from Young, one that was hampered by six Rosary errors. Spartans batters were patient at the plate, working full counts seven times and drawing six walks. Except for the sixth and ninth innings, Young ended the innings without St. Francis scoring. The Spartans (8-2, 3-0 SCC Blue) left nine runners on base. The junior also batted in Rosary’s only run of the game in the second. Her double to right field scored Lauren Murray, who opened the inning with a double to left. Rosary’s 1-0 lead stood until the sixth inning. Spartans catcher Fiona Summers reached second base on a Rosary error. She advanced

to third on a wild pitch and scored the tying run on starting pitcher Maggie Remus’ groundout. “I have to say that we got lucky to get a run in the sixth inning. It wasn’t an earned run but we will take it,” coach Remus said. “Young shut us down for the most of the game when we had runners in scoring position.” “We should of been out of the sixth without giving up the tying run,” Kazmierczak said. “We could of easily left here with a 1-0 win. That’s the way we’ve playing all year.” Davis led off the ninth inning with a walk, advance to second on a sacrifice bunt and reached third on a misplayed fly ball before Smith ended it. “It felt pretty good,” Smith said. “I was struggling a little bit at the plate.” Maggie Remus kept the Spartans in the game by scattering six hits over seven innings and allowing only one walk. Rosary (1-8, 1-3) also could not capitalize on its baserunners, leaving seven runners on base. Emma Chapman pitched the last two innings for St. Francis and was credited with the win. ELGIN 25












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Eck (1-0) pitched six innings, giving up only one unearned run, and Mick Vyzral worked a 1-2-3 seventh for the save as East (7-2, 3-1 UEC River) won the conference crossover. A two-out single by Mike Settle preceded an RBI double from Austin Regelbrugge and an RBI single from Brannon Barry in the bottom of the third.

St. Charles East 6, Lake Park 1: At St. Charles, East cruised in a nonconference home dual.



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FRIDAY Baseball: Metea Valley at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; South Elgin at Batavia, 4:30 p.m.; East Aurora at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; Bartlett at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m.; Plano at St. Francis, 10 a.m. (DH) Softball: West Chicago at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; Batavia, Rosary at West Aurora Invite, 4:30 p.m.; East Aurora at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m. Boys water polo: St. Charles North at Carl Sandburg Invite, 4:30 p.m.

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p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic, St. Francis at Yorkville Matt Wulf Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Boys volleyball: St. Charles East at St. Francis, 6 p.m. Boys water polo: McHenry at St. Charles North, 6 p.m. Girls water polo: St. Charles North at St. Viator Invite, 4 p.m.; St. Charles East at Riverside-Brookfield, 6 p.m.

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TODAY Baseball: Batavia at West Chicago, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at South Elgin, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at Neuqua Valley, 4:30 p.m.; Geneva at Waubonsie Valley, 4:30 p.m.; Rochelle at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.; Marmion at St. Edward, 4:30 p.m.; St. Francis at Aurora Central Catholic, 4;30 p.m.; Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at Chicago Christian, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Bartlett at Batavia, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at West Aurora Invite, 4 p.m.; Yorkville at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.; Richmond-Burton at Burlington Central, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: South Elgin at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; Batavia at Downers Grove South, 4:30 p.m.; Rochelle at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.; Burlington Central, St. Charles North, Wheaton Academy at Pepsi Showdown, TBD; St. Francis at Montini, 4:30 p.m.; Rosary at Chicago Christian, 4:30 p.m. Boys tennis: Batavia at Metea Valley, 4:15 p.m.; Bartlett at Geneva, 4:15 p.m.; St. Francis at Marmion, 4:30 p.m. Boys track: Aurora Central Catholic, St. Francis at Yorkville Matt Wulf Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Girls track: St. Charles East at Naperville North Invite, 4:30 p.m.: Burlington Central, Kaneland at Ottawa Invite, 4:30


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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), playwright/novelist; Nick Hornby (1957), author/screenwriter; Henry Ian Cusick (1967), actor; Redman (1970), rapper/actor; Jennifer Garner (1972), actress; Rooney Mara (1985), actress. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You can be of great help to benevolent or charitable groups this year. If you stand up for causes you believe in, your approach will attract others. The significant strides you make will contribute to your personal and professional advancement. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Others will seek your help today. Take the time to listen to their problems, even if you can’t provide a solution. Your support alone will build strong alliances. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You will be able to perform at an amazing level today. Your value will be noticed if you mix work with pleasure. Take advantage of any social invitations you receive. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Share your goals with your superiors. Be specific. If they don’t know what you want, you won’t get the opportunities to advance what you are looking for. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Children in your life will be quite observant today. Take time out to listen to what they’re saying. The approach you take will influence a project’s outcome. A creative outlet will do you good. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Enlist friends and family to help with home improvements. Renovations will turn out to be more expensive than anticipated, but you will be pleased with the results. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Someone from your past will make an unexpected return. Don’t let stressful situations eat away at your health. Relax, even if a personal encounter is less than perfect. Take care when traveling. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You can’t buy love. Your budget will suffer if you purchase expensive gifts. Concentrate on earning money rather than spending it unwisely, and offer support, not cash, to others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Refrain from bringing work problems home with you. Let traffic delays, work issues or other minor irritations slide. Your health and family relationships are more important. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Don’t deceive yourself. Make commitments for the right reasons. Don’t sign on for something that you don’t believe in just to follow the crowd or gain acceptance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You’ll make an impression with your public speaking skills. An offer of a leadership position is likely to come your way. You will be successful if you make a move that sets an example. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Be sure to keep your thoughts to yourself at work. Wait for a more favorable time to make any requests of your superiors – right now, just stick to doing your work quietly and well. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Be open to new situations. Joining a social group will introduce you to new and interesting people. Have some fun, let loose and enjoy life. Work shouldn’t be your only outlet.

Greg Kinnear keeps faith-based ‘Heaven Is For Real’ grounded By DANA BARBUTO The Patriot Ledger Coming on the heels of “Noah,” “God’s Not Dead” and “Son of God,” the glut of faith-based movies continues this Holy Week with the Christian drama “Heaven Is For Real,” the true story of a 4-year-old boy who claims to have visited heaven during a neardeath experience. In adapting Nebraska pastor Todd Burpo’s best-selling 2010 memoir, subtitled “A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back,” Randall Wallace, who wrote “Braveheart” and directed “Secretariat,” puts forth a spiritually engaging film that earned applause from the audience I saw it with. What works for Wallace, who studied religion at Duke, is that the film has a solid cast, and the script from Chris Parker isn’t preachy or pandering. It doesn’t try to make heathens see the light. Also, the filmmakers are careful to give adequate weight to opposing views. There is still, however, a lot of treacle to swallow. Greg Kinnear sheds his usual smugness to play Burpo, a man whose faith is tested after his son nearly dies from a burst appendix. After that ordeal, Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) recounts in bits and pieces a visit to heaven and reveals things that he could not possibly know about dead family members and how he sat on the lap of Jesus. Colton’s sister, Cassie (Lane Styles), calls it “creepy.” She’s not wrong. Kinnear does his best to keep his character sincere as Todd becomes obsessed with seeking explanations from doctors and godless academics. Mom (Kelly Reilly) is harder to convince. She’s more concerned with the family’s growing financial woes, but plays along, reluctantly letting her son be interviewed by the local paper. When that story breaks, the once-beloved Burpos are the laughingstock of Imperial, Neb.

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“Heaven Is For Real,” the true story of a 4-year-old boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience, stars Greg Kinnear. Todd’s congregants (Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church) at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church are freaked and turn on their spiritual leader during his crisis of faith. “Is the boy a miracle?” “Do you believe he was in heaven?” they ask. That Todd’s flock makes such an about-face toward him feels manipulative. But that switch does set up some poignant third-act moments between Todd and Martindale’s Nancy Rawling, a woman whose son was killed in action. Reilly also has a couple of touching scenes opposite Connor and Kinnear. Without anything actually happening plotwise, an existential crisis can only take a narrative so far. Therefore, the film moves slowly. Wallace lets

his camera linger – a lot – on Connor’s precious cherub face, on a field of sunflowers, on the sky, and the soft-piano music lets you know just how you’re supposed feel. The scenes depicting heaven and Jesus (a green-eyed Kenny Loggins) have a cheesy special-effects feel. Yes, you could be watching a bloated episode of “Touched By An Angel,” which like “Heaven,” is a gentle family drama preaching a universal gospel – God is love.

• “Heaven Is For Real” is rated PG for thematic material, including some medical situations. The cast includes Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum and Margo Martindale. Grade: C+

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips is an alcoholic. He may not want to see a doctor because he knows what the doctor will tell him. It is important that you understand you cannot control another person’s behavior, and the only person who can “get” your husband to stop drinking or cut down is him. For your own emotional well-being, I’m advising you to contact Al-Anon. Al-Anon is a fellowship of family members and friends of alcoholics, and it was created to help people just like you. Visit, call 888-4ALANON or email wso@al-anon. org. You may also want to contact your department of mental health services for guidance. I can’t guarantee that it will help with your husband’s illness – because alcoholism is one – but

it will help you to cope. Dear Abby: I’m 13 and in middle school. We have a program called an iPad Pilot Program in which students are given an iPad for a year to use in daily classroom activities. I’m a responsible honor student, yet somehow some scratches appeared on it one day. My parents are really tight with money. I’m afraid if I tell them, I’ll get in trouble. I have some video games I don’t play anymore that I can sell to fix the scratches, but if I do, my parents will find out. I guess I don’t want them to be upset or think I’m irresponsible. Please tell me what to do. – In A Bind Dear In A Bind: Some wear and tear on items that are issued to students is to be expected. Stop stalling and tell your parents what happened. They are going to find out eventually, and it is better that they hear it from you. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Simple changes make bathing easier for aging parents Dear Doctor K: I would appreciate suggestions for how to help an aging and ailing parent to bathe. Dear Reader: Until you step in to help, you may not even be aware of all the obstacles that can make bathing difficult for someone who is older or ailing. Arthritis, mental confusion or curtailed physical abilities can all contribute. Your first step is to determine what is causing the problem. Does your parent have poor eyesight? Trouble lifting his or her legs into and out of the tub? Is he or she afraid of slipping? Or is your parent dealing with cognitive issues that make it difficult to carry out the steps involved in bathing? Once you’ve assessed the cause of the problem, try to address it. Here are some issues to consider, and possible solutions: • Is the tub or shower accessible? If not, install grab bars, which can make it easier to get in and out. If a parent has trouble standing or balancing, try a handheld nozzle, or place a seat in the shower that your parent can sit on while bathing. (On my website,,

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff I’ve put an illustration of what this setup could look like.) • Is the bathroom safe? Make sure all rugs are absorbent and nonslip. Put nonslip decals or a bath mat in the tub. • Is your mother or father always cold? If so, he or she may feel too chilly to bathe. Try heating the bathroom beforehand using properly installed heat lights or a safe, portable radiator. Have large towels or a thick terry robe warmed in the dryer ready for when your parent is done bathing. Or try sponge baths in a warm room. • Does your parent forget items that will be needed to shower? Put out everything that he or she will need – towel, soap, bathrobe, clothes, etc. • Does your parent have trouble remembering the steps involved in taking a shower? Calmly and gently talk him or her through them, one by one. I once had a patient who had been a physically and intellectually commanding person

for all of his adult life. When he reached his late 60s, his life changed. His wife died and he developed slowly progressive dementia. He also developed a disease of his joints and muscles that sapped his strength and made nearly all movements painful. He wanted to remain living in his longtime home, alone. One day he fell in his bathroom. Fortunately, he had an emergency alarm system on a chain around his neck and called for help. But the fall caused his kids to do a systematic assessment of his ability to function in the home. They were astonished by how much he couldn’t figure out (like how to get into a bathtub), and how easy it was to make his tub, shower and other parts of his home much safer for him. He remained independent for another two years – years he cherished.

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

Dr. Wallace: When the winter weather kicks in every year I miss a lot of school. It really adds up, as I get three or four colds every winter and I’m always trying to catch up with my missed homework and with my reading assignments. I want to keep up with my studies because I’m an honor student. I’ve tried really hard this year not to catch a cold. I eat healthy, take Vitamin C and eat at least one orange every day. I don’t even kiss my boyfriend, but I still caught three colds. I’m sure other teens have the same problem, so maybe you can give us some more tips to help us avoid catching colds. – Lauren, Nashua, N.H. Dear Lauren: The American Medical Association reports that human beings can suffer as many as 200 colds in a lifetime and nobody can escape from having them. They also report that hand transmission is responsible for many of these colds. Therefore, it’s prudent to wash your hands often. For example, if someone who is infected touches his nose or the area around it and then shakes somebody’s hand, he has transferred the virus. If that person touches his own nose (or eyes, since the tear ducts drain into the sinuses), he’s likely to become infected, too. Once they’re in your body – rhinoviruses are seldom found outside the nasal fluid – you can be infected. But you won’t necessarily catch a cold by kissing. Since people stay indoors a good part of the time and are in close contact with one another in the wintertime, they catch more colds in the winter. Aside from avoiding close contact with those who are

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace coughing and sneezing, and practicing good personal hygiene, there isn’t much else you can do to avoid catching a cold. Dr. Wallace: I’m 17 and dropped out of school seven months ago because I was pregnant. I now have a beautiful baby boy and live at home with my baby and my parents, who have done everything possible to help me through this. I really want to go back to school next year, but when I talked to my counselor she told me it isn’t a good idea for me to attend regular classes now that I am a mother. She said I should attend continuation school in the evenings and earn my diploma through this program. I really want to go back to day school with teachers I know and my friends who helped me through my difficult days. If I can’t return to my regular day classes, I won’t go back to school. Please tell me what you think I should do. – Nameless, Garden Grove, Calif. Dear Nameless: Have your parents talk with the principal. If that meeting fails to get you readmitted they should talk to the superintendent. The next step would be to go directly to your school board. You may also want to check into the GED program, which caters to teens who have been away from the books for a while. A GED diploma is accepted the same as a regular high school diploma. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@


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Dear Abby: I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of four. I’m concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work. I don’t mind him having a few cans of beer, but he drinks between six and 12 a day. He refuses to see a doctor for checkups or when he is sick. I am worried about his health. The drinking could have an impact, and I would like him to have a physical exam to put my mind at ease. I tell my husband I want him to take care of himself to live longer for our children’s sake (our youngest is 4). At times, we argue about it, and I’m tired of fighting over his drinking. His response is, “At least I do it at home and not at the bar.” I think he is being selfish and thinking only of himself. He talks about “pride.” How can I get him to cut down on his drinking or see a doctor as needed? – Worried Wife In Guam Dear Wife: Your husband

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The third overcall with a new meaning


We have been looking at the balancing overcalls that have different meanings from those in the second position. Here is the third. Look at the South hand. After one spade – pass – pass, what should South do? Directly over one spade, if North jumps to two no-trump, it would be the Unusual Notrump, indicating at least 5-5 in the two lowest-ranking unbid suits. In the fourth position, though, it shows a (quasi-) balanced hand with some 20-21 points and at least one stopper in the opener’s suit; though you might have slightly fewer high-card points when holding a reasonable six-card minor. In this deal, North then transfers into hearts before rebidding three no-trump to offer South a choice of games. With only two hearts, he selects three no-trump. (Note that four hearts fails, the defenders taking three diamonds and one heart.) Against three no-trump, West leads the spade queen. How should South continue? Declarer has eight top tricks: two spades, three hearts and three clubs. And it is easy to get greedy. Some players would win with their spade ace, cash the heart ace and queen, lead a spade to dummy’s king, and cash the heart king. However, when West discards, the contract can no longer be made. Instead, South must be willing to trade one heart trick to guarantee four winners from the suit. After winning the first trick with his spade ace, he cashes the heart ace, overtakes the heart queen with dummy’s king, and continues with the heart 10 to drive out East’s jack. Now the contract sails home.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Associa-

tion as Trustee successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Asset-Backed Certificates WMABS Series 2007HE1 Trust Plaintiff, vs. Raquel Moore; John M. Moore, Jr.; Sierra Woods Condominium Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 1911 8001 Sierra Woods Lane, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2014, Kane County Sheriff will on May 22, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Unit Number 8001 in Building 8, in Sierra Woods Condominium, as delineated on a plat of survey of the following described tract of land: Lots 1 and 2 of Sierra Woods Subdivision in the Village of Carpentersville, Kane County, Illinois, the Declaration of Condominium recorded December 3, 1996 as Document Number 96K084969 and 13th amendment recorded May 3, 1999 as Document Number 99K044307, as amended from time to time; together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements. Commonly known as 8001 Sierra Woods Lane, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Parcel Number(s): 03-17-151096 The real estate is improved with a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. James E. Kindlarski; Elena Kindlarski; Cambridge Lakes Community Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 1985 1053 Port Royal Road, Pingree Grove, IL 60140 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on December 6, 2013, Kane County Sheriff will on May 22, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 1053 Port

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Asset-Backed Certificates WMABS Series 2007HE1 Trust Plaintiff, vs. Raquel Moore; John M. Moore, Jr.; Sierra Woods Condominium Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 1911 8001 Sierra Woods Lane, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on February 7, 2014, Kane County Sheriff will on May 22, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial (Published in the Kane County Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Chronicle, April 17, 24 & May 1, Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the follow2014.) ing described mortgaged real estate: Buying? Unit Number 8001 in Building 8, in Sierra Woods Condominium, Selling? as delineated on a plat of survey of Renting? the following described tract of land: Lots 1 and 2 of Sierra Hiring? Woods Subdivision in the Village of Carpentersville, Kane County, IlliTo place an ad, call nois, the Declaration of Condomini877-264-2527 um recorded December 3, 1996 as Document Number 96K084969 Kane County Chronicle Classified and 13th amendment recorded

May 3, 1999 as Document Number 99K044307, as amended from time to time; together with its undivided percentage interest in the common elements. Commonly known as 8001 Sierra Woods Lane, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Parcel Number(s): 03-17-151096 The real estate is improved with a Condominium. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. 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. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-023512. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 I603000 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 17, 24 & May 1, 2014.)



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(Published in the Kane County Dated: April 1, 2014. Chronicle, April 3, 10 & 17, /s/ John A. Cunningham The County of Kane is accepting 2014.) Kane County Clerk sealed bids from authorized ConPUBLIC NOTICE tractors to provide various HVAC (Published in the Kane County maintenance services and emerChronicle, April 10, 17 & 24, gency repairs to County operated ASSUMED NAME 2014.) facilities. PUBLICATION NOTICE Bids will be accepted in the Kane County Purchasing Office at the address listed above, until 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Where they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday April 1, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of Do you owe over $10,000 the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and to the IRS or State in back taxes? Get tax relief now! addresses of all persons owning, The nation's full service conducting and transacting the tax solution firm. Christopher Rossman business known as HONEY OAKS Call 888-986-4254 County Purchasing Director located at 45W647 Keslinger Rd., Elburn, IL 60119. United Rentals is selling (Published in the Kane County surplus equipment at no reserve Chronicle, April 17, 2014.) Dated: April 1, 2014. internet auction on April 22. Bid now on trucks, lifts, /s/ John A. Cunningham gators and more. Bid now on Kane County Clerk

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The County of Kane is accepting bids from authorized dealers to furnish and deliver specified prisoner transport vehicle, for the Kane IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE County Sheriff's Department. 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS Sealed Bid responses will be acCitiMortgage, Inc. successor by cepted in the Kane County Purmerger to ABN AMRO Mortgage chasing Office at the address listed Group, Inc. above, until 4 p.m., Friday, May 9, PLAINTIFF 2014. Where they will be publicly Vs. opened and read aloud.


pe owning conducting and transacting the Christopher Rossman business known as CRESCENT County Purchasing Director LANE JEWELRY located at 43W701 Willow Creek Drive, (Published in the Kane County Elburn, IL 60119. Chronicle, April 17, 2014.) Dated: April 1, 2014.


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John V. Annoreno; Kathryn E. Annoreno; Bank of America, NA; Willoughby Farms Estates Neighborhood Association; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 14 CH 00411 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: John V. Annoreno, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, towit: LOT 16 IN WILLOUGHBY FARMS SOUTH UNIT 2 BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1821 Broadsmore Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102 and which said Mortgage was made by: John V. Annoreno, Kathryn E. Annoreno, the Mortgagor(s), to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003K131457; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Thomas A. Hartwell 540 S. Randall Road St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before May 12, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-14-04945 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I601302


Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, vs. James E. Kindlarski; Elena Kindlarski; Cambridge Lakes Community Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 1985 1053 Port Royal Road, Pingree Grove, IL 60140 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on December 6, 2013, Kane County Sheriff will on May 22, 2014, at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Lot 1047 in Cambridge Lakes Unit 10, being a subdivision of part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 42 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the Village of Pingree Grove, according to the plat thereof recorded December 14, 2005 as Document No. 2005K148982, and Certificate of Correction recorded April 6, 2006 as Document Number 2006K036872, in Kane County, Illinois. Commonly known as 1053 Port Royal Road, Pingree Grove, IL 60140 Parcel Number(s): 02-29-454016 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. 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. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-020088. Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 I602999

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Pure elegance situated within a stately neighborhood on the east side! Gorgeous true stucco home with tinted windows throughout! State of the art kitchen with custom cabinetry, all stainless steel appliances, built in fridge, warming drawer, and wine fridge! Maple flooring and pristine carpet. Huge master bedroom with spacious walk-in closet. Great private cul de sac lot backing to open space. One of a kind!




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Situated on a beautifully landscaped, acre+ lot in desirable Heritage on the Burr, this masterfully remodeled Classic Estate has designer finishes and superb craftsmanship thru-out. Leaded glass transoms, hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Super luxurious master suite with fireplace and dream closet! 2nd floor media room, English basement and an incredible back yard with patio, pond and fireplace!


Fabulous location for this beautiful Georgian in Fox Mill! This peaceful, quiet cul-de-sac lot has STUNNING views from ALL windows! Backing to open space, you will think that you are on acres! Extensive millwork, transoms, columns and hardwood floors! Enormous Kitchen with Wolf oven, granite, stainless steel appliances, large breakfast island and pantry. 2 story family room with back stairs and floor-to-ceiling fireplace! Finished English basement..!!


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townhome w/open floor plan - Excellent condition & location close to Fox Valley Mall & Rte 59 Metra Station! Glistening wood laminate flooring… Liv & dining rms, eat-in kitch… Mbdrm w/huge wic… 2-1/2 car garage!!

On a scenic wooded lot! Huge granite kitch w/fp… Great rm w/16 ft ceil… Mbdrm w/awesome bath… In-law arrangement… Huge quality finished bsmt w/fp… Versatile loft, custom windows, 3-car garage & more!!










with 1st or 2nd floor mbdrm! Spotless condition, glistening hwds on 1st floor, bay windows, volume ceils… 2,400 sq ft, 2-car garage, full bsmt… Spacious kitch w/maple cabs & SS appls, dramatic 2-sty liv rm! Backs to single family homes & quick access to I-88! Exceptional trim & décor!! ! OT RL PE SU

on an amazing 2+ acre lot! Volume ceils, elaborate trim, 3-story foyer! Fabulous kitch w/cherry cabs… Mbdrm suite w/fp & sitting rm w/17ft ceil… Luxury bth w/sunken Jacuzzi & Euro shower! 2nd floor bonus rm, 4 bths, brick paved driveway & patios, look-out bsmt… Special!! T! LO TE IVA R P

bedrooms! Dramatic 4,900 sq ft home in St. Charles’ most prestigious neighborhood! Volume ceils, new kitch w/custom cabs… True in-law arrangement… This unique & very functional floor plan offers many exciting possibilities!! D!



ST. CHARLES $634,900 GENEVA $649,000 ELBURN $785,000 ST. CHARLES $539,000 ST. CHARLES $489,900 ST. CHARLES $324,000 2-YEAR NEW... FINEST LOCATION! 8,000 SQ FT CUSTOM... SPECTACULAR LOT! QUALITY HOME... CUSTOM STONE… 4,100 sq ft, 4 bth home in popular subdivision w/pool, parks & trails - Enjoy the lifestyle! Amazing granite kitch w/ cherry cabs… Mbdrm suite w/2 wics… Quality+ finished deep pour bsmt w/theatre rm!! Control 4 Smart Automation System… Immaculate home w/very tasteful décor!!

Wonderfully updated 4,000 sq ft 1925 vintage home! Walk to train & historic downtown!! Dream granite kitch… Huge mbdrm suite w/27x13 luxury bth! Hwd floors thru-out, bltins, 4 fireplaces, 4-1/2 bths, French doors… Open flowing floor plan! The best home in the best location!!

home on a scenic 5+ acre lot w/pond backing to acres of preserved land! Impressive architectural details, 9 fps w/antique mantels, wide planked flooring, beamed wood ceilings...Huge granite kitch w/hearth rm… Mbdrm suite w/sauna & private balcony & amazing year round views!! One of a kind!!

Custom home backing to acres of open space w/water views!! Open floor plan, fab granite kitch, volume ceils… Mbdrm w/balcony. Big bdrms each w/full bath!! Finished look-out bsmt! Great neighborhood too!!

on a private lot - no neighbors behind - in popular community w/pool, parks & trails!! Huge granite kitch w/SS appls… Dramatic 2-sty fam rm w/massive fp… Spacious brms all w/wics… Den, 3-car garage… Nicely finished deep pour bsmt w/bath!!

& cedar home on a wooded cul-de-sac lot! Dramatic liv rm w/fp… Fam rm w/full wall river stone fp, corian isle kitch… Mbdrm w/16x13 luxury bth… Versatile 4-season sunrm screened porch, 3-car garage, finished bsmt… Community pool, parks & trails!!




Modern 2BR/2.1BA brk/cdr end-unit townhome. Quiet, wooded, private backyard deck. Hwd flrs, 2-sty LR w/fpl, formal DR, gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite & stainless. Loft, luxury master!

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Custom 4BR/3.1BA Fox Mill home on premium cul-de-sac lot backing to open space! High end trim, gas log fp, granite countertops, den w/ Cherry wood walls & coffered ceiling. Finished bsmt & more!


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



Custom 3BR/2BA brick & cedar ranch! Light & bright decor, open & flowing floor plan. Eat-in kitchen w/granite, gas log fp, master w/private bath. Finished bsmt, backyard deck w/awning & more!








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Like new 2BR/3BA Mill Creek home w/all the bells & whistles! Upgraded kitchen w/stainless & granite, recessed lighting throughout, 2 master suites w/private baths, den, steps to market, golf & trails!

6.4 stunning acs, water views, trees, custom 2-story with rec room, spa, saunas, upgraded kitchen, spacious rooms, soaring ceilings, gracious circular drive. Location is awesome! Geneva schools!

Quality 4BR/3.1BA new construction, Silver Glen Meadows, 1.25-ac. lot, gourmet kit. w/ granite & stainless, 1st floor den. Master w/His & Her walk-in closets, luxury bath. Lookout bmt, 3/4 bath rough-in.

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South Elgin




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

Luxury 5BR/3.1BA Westwoods home w/ gourmet eat-in kitchen, deck w/hot tub, private yard w/inground pool, finished walkout bsmt could be great in-law/guest suite. Upgrades & custom touches!

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

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

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

Excellent 3BR/2BA starter home close to downtown! Fenced yard w/shed, screened porch & patio. 1st flr master w/private bath & walk-in closet. Family room w/brick fp. Full bsmt, mint condition!

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


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





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

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

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


Sugar Grove

St Charles


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


Gorgeous updated 3BR/2.1BA home backing to pond! All the amenities you want! Updated kitchen w/granite, new neutral paint & trim, newer AC, furnace & water heater. 3-car garage w/heated floor…


3BR/1BA in-town home on corner lot. Walk to park, dowtown & river. Eat-in kitchen, enclosed porch & sunroom, 1st flr bed & full bath. Two more bedrooms upstairs, full bsmt, 2-car garage & more!

Sugar Grove


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

Campton Hills


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



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

St. Charles


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

St Charles


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



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

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

Maple Park


Great 6-stall barn, 12x14 stalls w/indiv. fans, dutch doors, heated Nelson auto waterers, washrack w/h&c water, much more. Room to build home &/or indoor arena. Pressure treated fencing. 16+ acres!

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

Spacious 3BR/3.2BA end-unit townhome is fantastic location near amenities, wooded lot w/ views, new AC, 2nd flr den, fpl in LR and Master suite, sunroom. Exterior maintenance a plus!

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West Chicago

Maple Park

Build your dream home on this cul-de-sac lot in Maple Park. Public utilities, just minutes from Metra (Elburn), NIU, I-88 access and more! Enjoy the charm of this friendly village.

REAL ESTATE WEEKLY | Kane County Chronicle /

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

Real Estate Transfers 103 E Wilson St: Sold on or before 031914 by Fernando Martinez to Aem Llc; $700,000.00 1303 Clybourne St: Sold on or before 032614 by Ralph E Zachary to Ann Mae Babcock & Tracy Ann Francis; $147,500.00 1335 Bluebell Ln: Sold on or before 032614 by Richard Dankert Construction to Michael F Bartels & Allison M Bartels; $47,000.00 637 Kingsbury Ct: Sold on or before 032414 by Jasvinder Singh to Kark Danielson & Sharon Danielson; $245,500.00 355 Wolcott Ln: Sold on or before 031314 by Jp Morgan Chase Bank to Rachelle A Wohler; $184,000.00 467 Taubert Ave: Sold on or before 031314 by Kane County Sheriff to R Russell Builders Inc; $200,500.00 503 Shabbona Trl: Sold on or before 031714 by Elizabeth A Harris to Nathan S Sullivan & Emily L Foshee; $237,500.00


113 Read St: Sold on or before 032414 by Scope Shoppe Inc to Track Surfaces Co; $71,000.00 1205 Freedom Rd: Sold on or before 032414 by Realtax Developers Ltd to Regions Bank Trustee; $37,000.00 208 E Nebraska St: Sold on or before 032014 by Fannie Mae to Stephen Thuer; $75,000.00 2N005 Lafox Rd: Sold on or before 032014 by Kane County Sheriff to Federal National Mortgage Assn; $313,886.00 2S022 Harter Rd: Sold on or before 031814 by Trisha A Lewis to Grogory A Diehl; $157,500.00 300 Read St: Sold on or before 032414 by Scott Taylor to Gary Schollmeyer & Deborah Schollmeyer; $70,000.00 431 E Willow St: Sold on or before 032514 by Christine E Katkus to Corey Dougherty; $107,500.00 435 E Willow St 435: Sold on or before 032414 by Audrey Symowicz to Tamas Takacs; $102,500.00

43W577 Willow Creek Dr: Sold on or before 031814 by Citimortgage Inc to Blake Butterworth & Candace Butterworth; $390,000.00 641 Downing St: Sold on or before 032014 by James P Mcgrath to Stephen Hellauer & Erika Hellauer; $268,000.00 655 Ridge Dr: Sold on or before 032414 by Cory A Provenzano to Walker G Jimenez; $270,000.00

before 032414 by Shodeen Homes Llc to Michael E Lee & Lindsay D Lee; $424,500.00 0N643 Dooley Dr: Sold on or before 032414 by Scott M Pena to Martin Bauer & Angela Bauer; $250,000.00 0N718 W Curtis Sq: Sold on or before 032414 by Jack Mocchi to National Residential Nominee S; $330,000.00

0N718 W Curtis Sq: Sold on or before 032414 by National Residential Nominee S to Charles M Rucker & Emily A Rucker; $330,000.00 106 N Bennett St: Sold on or before 031814 by Federal Depository Ins Corp to 106 Bennett Llc; $115,000.00 See TRANSFERS, page 5



235 Westhaven Cir: Sold on or before 031214 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Brian D Torrence & Kelly P Torrence; $300,000.00 39W933 Wellington Way: Sold on or before 031414 by Shodeen Homes Llc to James N Issa & Naomi L Issa; $354,500.00 401 Cheever Ave: Sold on or before 031214 by Fitzpatrick Properties Llc to Cristian I Nica & Wendi C Nica; $205,000.00 0N574 Morrill Dr: Sold on or

309 Messenger Cir. North Aurora $284,900 Orchard Crossing subdivision. 3BR + sitting room, finished basement with full bath and 4th BR. Granite CT’s in island kitchen open to family room with hardwood floor. Onsite grade & middle school.

817 Benson Ct. North Aurora $289,900 Orchard Estates subdivision. 4BR/2.5BA with full basement. Total privacy backing to lake, bike trail and park. FP in FR open to kitchen. 3 season room in back, paver patio. Walk to grade & middle school.

MIKE CLUCK at 630-802-5825 Remax Excels, 1772 S. Randall Rd., Geneva




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• TRANSFERS 1915 Allen Dr: Sold on or before 032614 by John Scott Williams to Raymond J Weiss & Natalie C Weiss; $283,000.00 32 Briar Ln: Sold on or before 032614 by Charles William Carlson to Christopher M Solomon & Anabell Torres; $133,000.00 39W456 W Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 032414 by J Scott Perez to John C Hailer & Chantel R Hailer; $340,000.00 39W523 N Hyde Park: Sold on or before 032614 by Betsy R Morrissey to Patrick Higgins & Janet Higgins; $254,000.00




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


BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH LOTS OF EXTRAS! Spacious eat-in kitchen features bay window, granite countertops, center island and ceramic tile flooring. Family room with volume ceiling and floor to ceiling brick fireplace with access to the wooden deck. First floor den is a bonus. Master suite features a French door entry with whirlpool tub in the master bath. Beautiful fenced yard, concrete driveway, newer roof and air conditioner.

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Riverfront Tranquility 2 bdrm/2 bath, cherry floors, inground heated pool, pool house, rooftop deck with boathouse (630) 584-7000 $374,400 08454139

Wonderful Floor Plan 4 bdrm/3.5 bath, all brick home on private street, full finished basement, beautiful upgraded kitchen (630) 584-7000 $514,900 08514635

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

Beautiful Country Lot 5 bdrm/4 bath, English basement with full bath and 2nd kitchen, 4 season sunroom, gorgeous deck overlooking pond (630) 584-7000 $369,000 08578465

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






Awesome Private Lot 6 bdrm/5 bath, brick paver drive & patio,1st & 2nd floor master suites, finished basement (630) 896-5000 $449,000 08532773

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

Great Location 4 bdrm/2.5 bath, 4 season sunroom with heat and AC, upgraded kitchen, 2 fireplaces (630) 879-9555 $359,900 08486525

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

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



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

Move In Ready 4 bdrm/2.5 bath, 2 new full bathrooms, exposed hardwood floors, great location (630) 879-9555 $215,000 08563680

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TWO BUILDINGS ON A SINGLE PARCEL. 3200 square foot 2-story frame building with a front street level business unit and rear unit plus street level residential unit and 2 upper residential units. Second building is a newer brick office building with a large reception area, 3 offices, bathroom on main level. Private on-site parking. Ideal location.


See TRANSFERS, page 6


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

North Aurora

193 Lilac Ln: Sold on or before 031814 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Nicholas Skinner; $96,000.00 2060 Bartram Rd: Sold on or before 032014 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Janice K Schindlbeck; $302,000.00


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• TRANSFERS Continued from page 5 2092 Bartram Rd: Sold on or before 032014 by K Hovnanian T&c Homes At Ill to Lauren H Speidel & Scott R Speidel; $286,000.00 609 Harmony Dr: Sold on or before 031814 by Merle J Updike to Vivien J Urban; $166,000.00

St. Charles

12 Horne St: Sold on or before 031914 by Kane County Sheriff to Bank Of New York Mellon; $195,500.00 1217 Jewel Ave: Sold on or before 031914 by Jay C Welty to Mark A Levy & Monica A Levy; $185,000.00 1239 Willowgate Ln: Sold on or before 031814 by Shutes Trust to John D Michalek & Rhonda L Michalek; $317,500.00 7N939 Brittany Ct: Sold on or before 031814 by Deborah L Nemec to Daniel Bottoms & Jennifer Adam; $312,000.00

South Elgin

1 Cascade Ct: Sold on or before 032514 by Va to Marc Bossert; $110,100.00 14 E Ellington Ct: Sold on or before 032414 by John M Zilch to Kristoffer J Karlson & Justyna Karlson; $325,000.00 140 Woodrow Ave: Sold on or before 032114 by Chris Erickson to Aviator Llc Series One; $115,000.00 2202 Brookwood Dr: Sold on or before 031914 by Fannie Mae to Bret Dupuis; $378,500.00 227 Nicole Dr D: Sold on or be-

fore 032414 by Brock A Lovelace to Kristi L Kumbro & Marilyn J Kumro; $122,500.00 281 Martin Dr: Sold on or before 031914 by Jp Morgan Chase Bank to Wells Fargo Bank; $178,000.00 301 Martin Dr: Sold on or before 031914 by Kane County Sheriff to Bank Of America Na; $70,620.00 375 Woodridge Cir F: Sold on or before 032614 by Ren Uy Siscar to Emilyn P Encisa; $50,000.00 474 South Dr: Sold on or before 032014 by Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp to Barry Collier; $81,000.00 500 Mill St: Sold on or before 032514 by Christopher R Erickson to Aviator Llc; $140,000.00 527 Hobart Dr: Sold on or before 032014 by Kane County Sheriff to Hud; $323,467.00 7 Yorkshire Ct: Sold on or before 032414 by Kenneth D Hacker to Richard Lingenfelser; $180,000.00


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Sugar Grove

161 N Buckingham Dr: Sold on or before 032014 by Gary A Bannister to Michael A Kozlowski & Dana M Haze; $270,000.00 279 Dunham Dr: Sold on or before 032014 by Orleans Rhil Lp to Scott A Mckanna & Kellie M Mckanna; $247,000.00 52 Winthrop New Rd: Sold on or before 032514 by William K Marlatt to Jeffrey T Cybulski & Melissa A Cybulski; $183,000.00 534 Mallard Ln A: Sold on or before 032414 by Klinck Trust to Teresa A Simonic & Martin E Simonic; $127,000.00 adno=0267091



THE COLLINS GROUP John Collins, Peggy Collins & Grant Montgomery

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921 S. Tenth Avenue 127 Stevens Street Lot 13, Brookhaven Subdivision Geneva $185,000 St. Charles For Rent $1,800/Month St. Charles $275,000 First time buyer or rental property! Corner lot with mature trees. Great location...just one block south of Wheeler Park in Geneva. Walking distance to downtown, the bike path and the Fox River.

3 + Story home for rent with 1.5 attached garage. Corner lot with large deck. 3 + stories of hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, central air, all appliances. Excellent location. 1 + year lease or longer. No cats, Dogs OK with pet deposit on an individual basis. Tenant pays all utilities and responsible for exterior maintenance. Immediate availability. For Rent.

Lot 13, one of the few lots left in Brookhaven Subdivision. Build your dream home on this 2.02 acre lot that backs up to Forest Preserve. St. Charles schools. Close to shopping and restaurants. Bring your own builder.


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

Lot 1 Barlow Drive 1 Garden Hill Lane, Unit 1 116 N. Sixth Street $195,000 Geneva $285,000 St. Charles $245,000 St. Charles Investment Property! Located in the historic downtown Geneva.Walk to shops, restaurants and close to Metra.Three units rented. Tow one bedroom units + the full basement which is also rented as a one bedroom. Excellent tenant / rental history. All month to month. Plenty of parking spaces along with two car garage with heated office in back.

Last available lot in Barlow Woods Subdivision. Great opportunity to build your custom dream home on this 2 acre wooded lot in the country, just west of St. Charles. Gorgeous mature trees creates a private setting. Convenient access to shopping, entertainment, and close to LaFox and Elburn Metro Train Station. 2.03 acres.

Courtyard entrance to 2/3 bedroom RanchTownhome with center atrium. Living room has wood burning fireplace that looks out onto the private patio which includes a 6’ high brick fence. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as an office. Master bath has private shower and plenty of closet space. This end unit is very quiet and private with mature trees surrounding the property. adno=0267083


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$350,000 Backs to Open Space!

$650,000 36 Hole Golf Community!

4342 sf of exceptional elegance on an acre plus in a premier subdivision! Brazilian cherry floors, high profile millwork and wide expansive windows & arched transoms! Awesome great room & sun room! 2nd floor bonus room! Easy access to Randall corridor & Big Timber metra!

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Gorgeous peaceful wooded acre lot! 4100 sqft home in pristine condition! Awesome vaulted sun room! New AC & newer furnace! Easy access to Elburn metra!

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$459,900 Convenient Location!


$285,000 Impeccable Townhouse

2300 sf of living space with updates everywhere! Nice in town location in Davis elementary district! Walking distance to river walk & parks! Hardwood floors! Updated baths & kitchen! Finished basement with bath! Nice patio back yard!




Executive brick beauty in desirable Thornwood community! Volume ceilings! Hardwood floors! Dramatic 2 story family room! Stone fireplace! Community pool/ sportscore!




St Charles Schools! 2580 sf of living space with the finished basement! .88 wooded acre setting! All new granite kitchen & 3 full baths! 3 fireplaces! All new floors! 1st floor laundry! All appliances!



$625,000 Private Tranquil Wooded Setting! $499,000 St Charles Schools!

4300sf of richly appointed detail with sophisticated lifestyle! Curved grand foyer staircase! Floor to ceiling windows! Built ins galore! 2 fireplaces! Finished daylight basement! Adjacent to park! N



Brick front curb appeal in better than new condition! Stunning upgrades throughout ! 1st floor den! Sunroom! Decadent master quarters! J&J bath! 9’ ceiling bsmt. 3 car garage!





Stately all brick 3300sf home with classy brick driveway, sidewalk & patio markers! Walking distance to the park! Bonus sun room! Enormous master quarters with private loft! Great Proximity to metra train, Randall corridor & downtown! ES



$285,000 Popular Cambridge Area!

Luxury townhome walking distance to golf clubhouse that just breathes sophisticated! Hardwood on entire 1st floor! Custom millwork! Plantation shutters! 3 season porch! Wow!


2200sf w/4 bedrooms! Maple & solid surface counters kitchen! Hardwood floors! Large pergola deck! 6’ fenced yard! Newer siding & windows & HVAC!


3000 sf set on an approx 1/2 acre peaceful wooded culdesac lot! Volume ceilings! 3 fireplaces! SS Appliances! 3 season sun porch! Vaulted master! Wet bar! 2nd kitchen!





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Kane County Chronicle / • Thursday, April 17, 2014



1101 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva

Call Patti Rambo for more information at 630-232-1570.


A coveted treasure, this extraordinary home stands on a lushly landscaped acre with mature trees. Original floors, intricate carved wood and beautiful stained glass windows have been perfectly preserved. Sensitive updating provides all the conveniences for today’s living. Believed to be the only true “Queen Anne” ever built in Geneva, this 1892 treasure has been lovingly cared for and preserved by each of the five owners that have lived here. This property totally meets the needs of today’s lifestyle, yet maintains the exclusivity and unique qualities built into this most handsome house. The location is also a rare find. Walk to quaint downtown Geneva for shopping, dining, the library and the Metra! Enjoy easy access to the Bike Path and Island Park. Enjoy thee quiet and relaxation that comes with this beautiful property. This is the best of all worlds! Own a piece of Geneva’s history and be the next “caretaker” of this architectural jewel and beautiful “Geneva Landmark”. Offered at $964,000.