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Nate Campana, a senior at St. Charles East High School, will attend Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

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Fire station up and running Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District opens new Station No. 3 By ASHLEY SLOBODA

The Fox River and Countryside Fire/ Rescue District recently moved into its new Station No. 3 on the former Wise-Hamlin Plastics factory property at Carl Lee Road and Route 25.

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is “shoehorned in,” Benson pointed out space for even more vehicles. Space immediately outside the bay can be used for training exercises and, eventually, helicopter landings, Benson said. The station’s other features include laundry facilities, a bunk room, a kitchen, a workout area and a training room that doubles as a community room.

“This is a community facility,” Benson said, noting the Board of Trustees made that clear. The board now holds meetings in that room, which is named Gaffney Hall after board president Jim Gaffney in recognition of his leadership and vision. “I’m really happy with everything,” Gaffney said of the new station. “It’s a great asset

for the community.” The community room has a sink, a refrigerator and access to a public restroom. Those wanting to use the space should contact district administrator Mary Ryan at 630-5843473, Benson said. The district plans to host an open house so the public can tour the new station, Benson said. A date has not yet been set.

No injuries reported in Geneva house fire KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – No injuries were reported Saturday in a fire that damaged a Geneva home, the Geneva Fire Department said in a news release. Firefighters responded to 3152 Larrabee Drive in the Fisher Farms subdivision at about 4:40 p.m. after a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the garage and alerted the occupants, according to the release. Upon arrival, emergency officials reportedly found the garage fully involved in fire. The blaze was contained to the garage and did not extend

into the main portion of the residence, the department said. Two vehicles in the driveway and vinyl siding of a neighboring house sustained damage because of radiant

heat, officials reported. The fire is under investigation. The release indicated that foul play is not suspected. Damage to the home and contents was estimated at $150,000, according to the re-

lease. Units from the St. Charles, Batavia, Elburn and West Chicago fire departments assisted at the scene. The Geneva Police Department provided traffic control.

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ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District, which responded to its first emergency three years ago this month, recently marked another milestone: the opening of its new Station No. 3. “It’s working out incredibly well,” Chief Greg Benson said. Located on the former Wise-Hamlin Plastics factory property at Carl Lee Road and Route 25 in St. Charles Township, the facility replaced the district’s station on Gilbert Street in South Elgin. Benson said district personnel moved into the $2.2 million building at the end of February, just months after the October groundbreaking ceremony. At about 15,000 square feet, Station No. 3 is more than twice the size of Station No. 1 in Campton Hills, Benson said. The bulk of the station’s footprint – about 10,000 square feet – is dedicated to the apparatus bay, which houses such equipment as a command vehicle, engine, ambulance and boat. Noting that nothing

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CHRONICLE Batavia resident Austin Rivers, 20, was walking down Third Street in Geneva when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up? In Batavia until I was 11, then in Holland, Mich. Pets? A Maltese named Izzy Who would play you in the movie of your life? Michael Urie First job? Pool attendant at a resort in Northern Michigan when I was 14 As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An entrepreneur. I am working on digital university rewards cards as an app on your phone. A movie you’d recommend? “The Game” Favorite charity? Human Rights Campaign What game show would you be on? “The Price is Right” Favorite local restaurant? Portillo’s in Batavia What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met Johnny Depp.

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Critter Classic Golf Outing benefits wildlife center WHAT: The Fox Valley Wildlife Center’s annual Critter Classic Golf Outing WHEN: June 13. Tee times start at 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Settlers Hill Golf Course, 919 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia INFO: Visit www.foxvalleywildlife.org or call 630-987-0012.

Kane County Genealogical Society meets in Geneva WHAT: The Kane County Genealogical Society will meet. Steve Szabados is the scheduled presenter and will speak about advanced search techniques for online research. There will be time for questions after his presentation. Visitors are welcome. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva INFO: Visit www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~ilkcgs or call 630-879-0672.

Walk-a-thon benefit event set in Batavia WHAT: A 3-mile walk-a-thon to benefit the Hubert family of Batavia is set. The family’s father, Mike Hubert, has become ill with lymphoma, a form of cancer. The cost is $10 a person or $20 a family, and cash donations are welcome. There will be a raffle with prizes.

Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert WHAT: The 12th annual Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert is set. The event will celebrate the life of Tyler Caruso, a St. Charles East High School student leader, musician, athlete and community activist who died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on July 14, 2002, at age 17. The event is free. WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. May 29 WHERE: Lincoln Park is at West Main and Fourth streets in St. Charles. INFO: In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. For information, call 630-513-6200 or visit www.tylerbrettcaruso.com. Monetary contributions can be made to benefit the scholarship fund (Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Charles East High School, 1020 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL 60174).

Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club plans annual ride WHAT: The Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club’s 45th annual Swedish Days Ride is set. Riders can

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Kane County Chronicle staffers pick the best of what to do in your free time WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon May 31 WHERE: Rotolo Middle School, 1501 S. Raddant Road, Batavia INFO: Contact Danielle at daniellebrcg487@ gmail.com.

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choose from six routes that vary in distance from 27 to 124 miles. The cost is $25 for single riders and $45 for families. The ride includes snacks at all rest stops and at the end of the ride. WHEN: June 22. Radio-equipped support vehicles will patrol all routes from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is set for 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. WHERE: The ride starts and finishes near Burlington behind Central High School, 44W625 Plato Road. INFO: Advanced registration ends June 18 at www.active.com. Visit www.fvbsc.org for information.

Movies in the Park series set in Geneva WHAT: The Geneva Park District has released its schedule for its 2014 Movies in the Park series. Concessions will be available for purchase. Visitors may bring a lawn chair or blanket. WHEN, WHERE: These free, family-friendly movies begin at dusk, or approximately 8:30 p.m. at different locations in the city. The first movie will be “Chicken Little” on June 12 at Wheeler Park, 822 N. First St., Geneva. On July 10, “Gnomeo and Juliet” will be shown at Randall Square Park, 2818 Blackman Road, Geneva. On Aug. 7, “Charlotte’s Web” will be shown at Moore Park, 877 Geneva Drive, Geneva. INFO: Call 630-2324542 or visit www. genevaparksorg.

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GENEVA – Geneva children who will be entering first grade this fall can learn safety lessons as part of the city’s annual Risk Watch summer program. Presented by the Geneva Fire and Police departments, Risk Watch is a session that provides children with fun activities designed to promote safe decision-making skills. Some of the topics include bike and pedestrian safety, personal safety, fall prevention, water safety, electrical safety, and fire and burn prevention. Sessions will be from 9 to 11 a.m. July 14 to July 18, then from 1 to 3 p.m. during the same time. Also, sessions will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. July 21 to July 25 at Geneva Fire Department Headquarters Station No. 1, 200 East Side Drive, Geneva. The cost of the class is $20. Registration forms were sent home with current kindergarten students at all Geneva elementary schools. The forms are available at www. geneva.il.us and due by May 31. Registration can be dropped off at Fire Station No. 1 or mailed to the Geneva Fire Department, 200 East Side Drive, Geneva, IL 60134. For information, contact firefighter Rod Johnson at rjohnson@geneva.il.us or 630232-2530, ext. 2067. – Kane County Chronicle

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By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Aldermen at Monday’s Batavia City Council meeting voted to allow the city to use up to an additional $2 million in electric utility reserves to keep the city’s electric rates stable. Aldermen already have authorized the use of $2 million in surplus electric reserves for rate stabilization. “The further use of reserves would provide additional relief during times of volatility,” Batavia Finance Director Peggy Colby previously said in a memo to aldermen. “If the full $2 million is available and is used, then the city would have allotted $4 million of the $5 million toward rate relief. Any balance that is not used will be designated for use in a future budget.” Aldermen in March voted, 11-3, to approve an electric rate hike to address the electric utility’s increased purchase power costs and the need for additional revenues. The hike raises electric rates in 2014 and 2015 in combination with a half-cent increase to the city’s home-rule sales tax. In addition, the option would apply different percentage increases to energy and demand for commercial and industrial customers. City staff had recommended the option. Batavia Public Works Director Gary Holm told aldermen the option would provide sufficient revenues and maintain comparable electric rates with surrounding utilities. Under the option, residents this year will see a 6.5 percent increase in their electric rates, plus a $4-a-month increase to the customer charge. In 2015, residents also will see a 6.5 percent increase in their electric rates.

By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – City alderman Monday once again turned down a mixed martial arts event planned for June because of concerns about the event being held outdoors and giving the city an unfavorable image. The St. Charles City Council voted 2-5 in favor of holding the event. Only 1st Ward Alderman Dan Stellato and Ron Silkaitis voted in favor of the event. Second Ward Aldermen Art Lemke, 3rd Ward’s Todd

Bancroft and 5th Ward’s Ed Bessner were absent from the council’s regular meeting. The city’s Government Operations Committee on May 5 voted 9-0 in favor of denying amplification and an E-2 liquor license for the MMA event planned June 14 at the Fox Valley Harley Davidson Dealership, 131 Randall Road, St. Charles. Phantom Fight Promotions on Monday came to the council with a revised 21-and-over event instead of all ages. Rob Tovar, one of Phantom Fight Promotions’ three

partners, said he understood the council’s concerns, but insisted the fight wouldn’t taint the image of the town. He said he still is in talks with the Harley Davidson Dealership and might try to propose another fight to St. Charles or another city for a later date in the summer. “We’re going to wake up tomorrow and submit another [different] proposal,” Tovar said outside the council chambers after the vote. “We’re not done yet.” Fifth Ward Alderman Maureen Lewis said the city

spends lots of time and energy making sure fights don’t break out outdoors, yet the promoter came before council to ask for that very thing. “I’m sorry you didn’t move it indoors,” Lewis said before the vote. St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina did not vote on the issue, but he told the council he was in favor of holding the event in the city. He noted that the proposed MMA bout was not different than other MMA events that have been held in the city in the past, except that it was to be held outdoors.

Theatre and Avenue J Studios, students will have opportunities to explore the art of performing magic. For the class “How Did He Do That,” there are sessions from 7 to 7:45 p.m. June 12, 19 and 26. It is for ages 8 to 15 at Cos-

tume and Magic Outlet, 232 Randall Road, South Elgin. A magic camp, “Watch Me Amaze You,” is set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1 at the Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. It is for those in sixth through ninth grade.

A camp, “Creativity Explosion,” is set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 through Aug. 8 at Avenue J Studios. For full cost, description and registration information, visit www.pinermagic.com or call 847-280-1601.

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BATAVIA – An event, “Acrobatic Yoga Jam” is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, at Shine Yoga Studio, 5 N. River St., Batavia, featuring Sarah Starnes. The cost is $16. The event seeks “able-bodied, adventurous yogis who enjoy taking things to the next level and exploring fun and challenging Asanas solo, with a partner and in groups.” Participants should be able to kick up to a handstand at the wall unassisted, hold a headstand away from a wall and have no major injuries or

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CAMPTON HILLS – Northern Kane County Wild Ones will have two garden tours on Saturday. The first tour will be at 10 a.m. at 40W992 Creekwood Drive in Elgin. This property is an acre of prairie, which includes woodland, mesic and wetland plants. The second stop at 11 a.m. will be a mile south at 8N925 Crawford Road, Campton Hills. This six-acre savanna includes woods and prairie with many birds, butterflies and bees. At the end of the tour at the second stop, there will be refreshments and a member plant exchange. Those who do not have plants to exchange but want plants may make a donation to Wild Ones. For information, visit www. northernkanecounty.wildones. org or call 847-794-8962.

Artist exhibiting work at Wasco Nursery ST. CHARLES – Laura Rendlen, a glass and stone mosaic artist, will exhibit her work in the Wasco Nursery “A Gallery of Nature” through June 3. The Lodge restaurant and Blue Goose Market will provide refreshments. For information, call 630-5844424 or visit www.wasconursery.com.

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On Monday, Thatcher Road closed to traffic between Beith and McNulty roads through September, weather permitting, to allow crews to replace the bridge structure. Project improvements include removal of the existing structure, construction of new reinforced concrete slab structure and bridge approaches, pavement removal, roadway reconstruction and resurfacing. A posted detour route will direct traffic around the closure using Meredith Road, Route 38 and County Line Road. The public is advised to follow the posted detour route around the project and to expect increased travel times. Questions or concerns may be directed to the project manager, Ken Mielke, at 630406-7172. For traffic advisories, visit www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.

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Thirty years of memories By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com AURORA – Batavia resident Anna Wollert said she has a lot of warm memories of first grade. The 21-year-old credited Ann Luebbering, first-grade teacher at Annunciation BVM Catholic Elementary School in Aurora, for creating those memories. “We learned a lot, but it also was a lot of fun,” Wollert said. Wollert was among those former students Monday wishing Luebbering well as she gets ready to retire after teaching first grade at the school for 30 years. Her last day is June 5. A table at Monday’s open house was filled with thankyou notes from former and current students, just one indication of the impact she has had on her students. One of Luebbering’s longstanding traditions at the school was to have students dress up as their favorite saints on All Saint’s Day. “We learned a lot about the saints,” Wollert said. “I was Mary Magdalene because I had really long hair.” Luebbering said retiring from Annunciation is “bittersweet.” “I’m going to miss the children and my fellow co-workers,” she said. “It’s just one

Batavia resident retiring after long career teaching first grade at Aurora school

“I’m going to miss the children and my fellow co-workers.” Ann Luebbering First-grade teacher at Annunciation BVM Catholic Elementary School big family here. I’ve been surrounded by good families and good co-workers for 30 years. It’s time, though.” Luebbering has been teaching first grade for 36 years. Before coming to Annunciation School, she taught first grade in Bloomingdale and St. Louis. Over the years, she said she has taught about 1,000 students. Luebbering said she loves teaching first grade. “They’re the sweetest at that age,” she said. “They’re innocent. I love that.” Annunciation school parent Kelly Cwinski of North Aurora said she liked the individual attention that her children received from Luebbering. “She makes the kids feel special,” Cwinski said. “She is very nurturing and kind.” And she enjoys the stories Luebbering tells. “She has the greatest stories, either when she was a child or of things that have happened to her over the years,” Cwinski said.

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cmenchaca@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – No athlete wants to be confined to the sidelines, especially St. Charles East High School senior Nate Campana. Campana had some strains and sprains his sophomore year that kept him from competing with the St. Charles East boys lacrosse team, the longest stretch going for about three weeks. The experience of having to sit and watch practices and games was enough for him to think about a career helping athletes recover from injuries. “Having to work to get back on my feet, it kind of inspired me to want to do the same for others,” said Campana, 18. This fall, Campana will study athletic training and continue playing lacrosse at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. His senior year internship also played a part when narrowing down his field of study. The Kane County Chronicle this week is highlighting local high school graduating seniors. The St. Charles East

The Kane County Chronicle continues its annual series this week profiling graduating seniors from local high schools. This year, we also will provide an update on graduates we have previously featured. High School graduation is set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Campana worked with the ATI athletic trainers at Geneva High School. He shadowed the trainers during various sports, including football, gymnastics, basketball and wrestling. Since Campana had his first aid, CPR and AED, or automated external defibrillator certification, he was able to help supervise minor wound treatments to student athletes. His time with the trainers was much more hands-on than his other shadow opportunity, which was at a physical therapy center, where patient consent was required for observation. Campana also considered a career

in business at one point, but he didn’t warm up to it while taking a semester course on the subject during his junior year. “I’d much rather be outside watching a sport, and helping players stay in the game,” Campana said. Campana was set on finding his own path after watching his brother Nick do the same thing five years earlier. The elder Campana brother introduced Nate to lacrosse when he was in first grade, and the rest is history. Campana has been a boys lacrosse captain since his sophomore year, and he is a two-time Brine All-American National Lacrosse Classic pick. He hopes to become even better at the sport at the college level. Ultimately, Campana would love to be an athletic trainer at a university or professional sports league. He also knows there are opportunities at ATI and Athletico. First thing’s first, he’s got to start college classes. “I want to get my diploma and hopefully get a good job afterwards,” he said.

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Nate Campana, a senior at St. Charles East High School, will attend Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

WEST CHICAGO – With one year into college, Yash Bhatia is still pursuing a career in science. Bhatia is back in his family’s West Chicago home after spending his freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis. Bhatia said the past year was an incredible experience with more freedom than he anticipated. “There was a lot of independence – it was very different than high school,” Bhatia said. Bhatia came off an active senior year at St. Charles East High School where he was involved in everything from orchestra to tennis to the school newspaper. He also joined a few groups during Yash Bhatia freshman year, including City Faces. The City Faces program works with children living in public housing in inner St. Louis. Bhatia also joined two executive boards, one for the International Pre-Health Society and another for TEDxWUSTL, Washington University’s independent organized TED event. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. Since this was the school’s second such event in its history, Bhatia was busy with venue setup, creating programs and more. Another aspect of college life that kept Bhatia occupied was his classes. His freshman course load of chemistry, biology, calculus and physics required more studying than he originally anticipated. “In college, you have to put in a lot more work to do well,” Bhatia said. Bhatia next school year plans to take more science courses, including organic chemistry. This summer he is learning more about biomedical engineering, specifically immunoengineering, during summer research at Northwestern University in Evanston. If that wasn’t enough, Bhatia still hopes to find a medical doctor to shadow as well before returning to St. Louis for the fall semester.

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Elizabeth McLaughlin, 6, of St. Charles feeds an ox grass Sunday at the Garfield Farm Museum’s 28th rare breeds show in Campton Hills. Go to KCChronicle.com to watch a video about rare breeds at this show.

Rare breeds on display By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com CAMPTON HILLS – A fistful of grass was all it took for 6-year-old Elizabeth McLaughlin to get the ox’s attention. Teasing the Devon ox, the St. Charles girl kept the justplucked blades out of the animal’s reach for a few moments, swiftly moving the tuft up and down, left and right before finally letting the ox feed on the vegetation – only to repeat the game again. Elizabeth interacted with the ox and other farm animals Sunday during Garfield Farm Museum’s 28th rare breeds show. Her father, Jason McLaughlin, said this was the first year the family attended the event. Elizabeth wants to be a veterinarian, he said, adding she brought a sketch pad with her so she could draw the animals. “She’s definitely enjoying it,” he said. In addition to letting visitors get up close to such animals as turkeys, horses, sheep and rabbits, the Campton Hills event featured tours of the 1846 inn, sheep shearing and sheep herding. Emilie Tamblyn, 14, of the

A milking shorthorn heifer is on display Sunday at Garfield Farm Museum’s 28th rare breeds show. Tamblyn Farm in Manteno, told visitors about the animals her family brought, a large black piglet and a Katahdin ewe named Cinnamon. “This is really the only show we do,” Emilie said, describing her family’s operation as a hobby farm. “It’s a lot of fun.” Elsewhere on the farm, groups gathered to watch two 3-month-old Berkshire hogs in their muddy enclosure. Museum volunteer Jamie Rothstein plucked two bunches of grasses and, although she tossed them in different spots, the hogs soon became compet-

itors. “They’re fighting because they both want the same blade of grass,” Rothstein said. The animals that live at Garfield Farm – hogs, oxen, sheep, geese, chickens and turkeys – are all of breeds that the settlers would have had in the 1840s, Rothstein said. Watching the hogs dig in the mud – presumably hunting for food – Rothstein commented on the life Garfield Farm gives them. “They live the life of leisure,” she said. Visit www.garfieldfarm. org for information.


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HAMPSHIRE – Police won’t file charges after investigating a possible inappropriate relationship between a Hampshire High School teacher and student, Hampshire police said. Police Chief Brian Thompson said in a statement that they did not have sufficient evidence to support a criminal charge after talking with the Kane Coun-

ty State’s Attorney’s Office. Police first obtained search warrants for the investigation in late April after a friend of the male student told the principal about the alleged relationship, court records showed. A 23-year-old female Hampshire High teacher reportedly performed sex acts on the then-17-year-old male student and also provided him answers to her tests, according to testimonies documented for a search warrant

thority over youth. When police went to obtain the teacher’s cellphone in late April, officers asked her whether an investigation would reveal a relationship of a sexual nature. She replied, “could be,” and then asked for an attorney, court records showed. Carpentersville-based District 300 placed the teacher on paid administrative leave with the investigation ongoing. The teacher remains on leave, said spokeswoman Allison Strupeck. She would not comment on whether the teacher would be reinstated.

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ST. CHARLES – RiverFest and the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club will team up to present the second annual St. Charles Ducky Derby on June 8 during the City of St. Charles Riverfest. Rubber ducks will be dropped into the Fox River at 4:45 p.m. and will head downstream toward the finish line. The first ducks to the finish line will win prizes such as trips, gift certificates and hotel stays. Both organizations will be offering “duck adoptions” along with adoption centers during the festival. Ducks, in the form of a raffle ticket, are $5 each and will be available for “adoption” by calling 630-296-7683. RiverFest will be from June 6 to 8 at sites throughout St. Charles. For information on the festival, visit www.prideofthefox.com.

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issued to obtain the teacher’s phone. The friend – who said he learned of the incidents some time in 2013 before winter – said that the teacher declined to have sex with the student because he was not yet 18, the warrant said. The student involved told police the sex act was performed between late January and early February, according to the warrant. The student turned 18 in late January. The age of consent in Illinois is 17, but 18 when the acts involve teachers or individuals in a position of au-

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WHEATON – Runners, walkers and children are welcome to participate in the Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals, which marks its 33rd year on June 7. The event is hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the development and renovation of exhibits at Cosley Zoo. In the past few years, the Cosley Zoo Foundation has used funds from events like Run for the Animals to expand the zoo. Run for the Animals will kick off at 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton. The first 2,500 runners receive a long-sleeve tech T-shirt. A post-race event includes music, award and refreshments. The fee for the 5K and 10K is $30 through June 2; $10 for the mile Zippity Zoo run (ages 6-12). Registration is available through www.active.com until June 2 and during packet pickup at the community center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 4 and 5. After June 2, fees go up. For information, visit www. cosleyzoo.org.

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Sierra Club will hold meeting on Prairie State plant By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Batavia and Geneva residents are invited to a meeting today to learn more about the Prairie State Energy Campus, according to a news release. The meeting, organized by the Sierra Club, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. The cities of Batavia and Geneva each have entered into a purchase agreement with Peabody Energy’s Prairie State Energy Campus, which is a coal-fired power plant some residents associate with increased electricity costs and environmental damage, according to the re-

lease. Betsy Zinser of Batavia and Bill Scown of Geneva will speak about the consequences of the contracts and the steps the community and city government can take to improve the situation, the release said. Geneva and Batavia are members of the Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency. They each have an entitlement share in the Prairie State Generating Company. The company owns Prairie State Energy Campus in downstate Marissa, according to the city of Geneva’s website. As of Monday afternoon, about 30 local residents are expected to attend the meeting, said Caroline Wooten, an organizer with the Sierra Club’s Illinois Chapter.

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8FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Gwyneth I. Abts: The visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St. (three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Mary Lou Burgess: Funeral service for Mary Lou will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at First Congregational Church, 322 Hamilton St., Geneva. Joyce Cantrell: A memorial service celebrating Joyce’s life will be open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Geneva History Center, 113 S.

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@shawmedia.com.

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GENEVA – TriCity Family Services has planned its annual Great Lobster Fly-In fundraising event. The Father’s Day weekend tradition is a family-friendly outdoor event that takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 14 at the Kane County Courthouse parking lot in Geneva, at the corner of James and Third streets. Orders must be received by June 9. To order online, visit www.tricityfamilyservices.org. Orders may be mailed or dropped off at TriCity Family Services, 1120 Randall Court, Geneva, sent through fax at 630-232-1471, or placed over the phone at 630-232-1070. A payment must accompany each order.

BATAVIA – From 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 28 to July 2, participants have an opportunity to explore “Lessons in Truth” by Emilie Cady at Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St. Batavia. Cady uses 12 lessons – including instruction on faith, affirmations and unity of the spirit guiding readers toward a practical approach to Christianity. Order texts ($16) through Unity by today. Text also is available in bookstores and online. A $10 love offering for each class is appreciated. For information about this and other classes, call 630-879-1115 or visit www.unityoffoxvalley.org.

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“Mr. Freeze” Jerry Zimmerman bites into a marshmallow frozen in liquid nitrogen Saturday at STEM-O-RAMA at the Kane County Fairgrounds.

Youths flock to Kane County Fairgrounds for festival ST. CHARLES – Evan Kamaris of North Aurora stomped on the plastic bottle as hard as he could, propelling the rocket he had just made high up into the air. The 10-year-old was surprised his rocket went as high as it did. “I didn’t think it could go that high,” Evan said. “I added extra tape for it to fly straighter.” Boy Scouts from Troop 46 of Lily Lake taught Evan and others how to make their own air-powered bottle rockets at Saturday’s first STEM-O-RAMA presented by the Three Fires Council and held at the Kane County Fairgrounds. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Troop 46 Scoutmaster Jeff Baeder, who teaches high school science, said he was happy to see the Three Fires Council put on the event. “I think it is a great idea to have all the hands on activities and explore what can be done and be challenged by it,” Baeder said. “It’s also nice for them to see some of the jobs they can do in the field of science.” Lucas Blair, 10, of Cub Scout Pack 112 in Batavia, was

On the Web To view a video from STEM-ORAMA, visit KCChronicle.com. having fun playing with a robot spider and making it go in different directions. “You can make it go wherever you want,” Lucas said. Cub Scout Pack 355 of Glendale Heights gave those who came out to the event the chance to make their own robots. J.D. Piar of Villa Park fashioned his robot from such household items as popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners. “It’s supposed to be a plane,” the 8-year-old said. His sister, Madison, 10, was busy trying out her robot that she made from a plastic cup.

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Schneider named as Ill. GOP committee chairman The Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee has voted unanimously to elect Tim Schneider to a four-year term as chairman. Schneider succeeds Jack Dorgan, who was named cochair of Bruce Rauner’s Finance Committee earlier this week. Schneider is a small-business owner from Bartlett, a former trustee and highway commissioner for Hanover Township, and has represented the 15th District on the Cook County Board of Commissioners since 2007.

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Their father, Kelly Piar, was pleased with the opportunities that the event provided. “It doesn’t get any better than when kids get to go hog wild and make something of their own,” he said. The event also featured several guest speakers, including Robert Ballard, the National Geographic oceanographer who located the wreck of the Titanic. Ballard told the audience that underwater robots helped him in his search for the Titanic. “I built these robots that could take me to a place I couldn’t go,” he said. He also reminded them about the importance of having heroes in their lives. “My hero as a kid was Captain Nemo,” Ballard said. “I wanted to be Captain Nemo.”

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GENEVA – Two Geneva restaurants sold alcohol to minors during a compliance check conducted last month by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, the agency said Monday in a news release. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission and Secretary of State Police checked 16 Geneva businesses on April 24. Of those licensees, Chelios’ Pub & Grill, 1996 S. Kirk Road, and Altiro Latin Fusion, 308 Anderson Blvd., sold alcohol to ILCC underage participants, according to the release. Statewide, authorities visited 242 businesses in April and cited 42 licensees

for violations of liquor control laws, resulting in an 83 percent compliance rate, the commission reported. Licensees also were checked in such communities as Cook County, DuPage County and McHenry County, according to the release. Monday’s report was the result of ongoing undercover and cooperative law enforcement operations conducted by Illinois Liquor Control Commission agents, local law enforcement officials and volunteers from high schools and colleges. The teams randomly visit liquor stores, restaurants and bars to check for ongoing compliance that no liquor is sold to those younger than age 21.

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A taxing situation THE WASHINGTON POST Someday, the wolf and the lamb will lie down together, and, shortly thereafter, perhaps, Republicans and Democrats will pass tax reform. It shouldn’t be that hard, actually, given the broad recognition in both parties that exchanging lower tax rates for a reduction in loopholes would be good for both fairness and efficiency. But every loophole has a lobby, and so even though President Barack Obama has floated a corporate reform proposal and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., tried to jump-start individual and corporate reform this year, there is no realistic prospect for a bill. In the meantime, Congress carries on, unredeemed and seemingly irredeemable. The Senate just fell apart over the “tax extenders” bill. The legislation would have renewed for two years more than 50 tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013, at a 10-year cost of $85 billion. The measure passed the Finance Committee on a voice vote April 3, enjoyed wide bipartisan support and seemed headed to a vote on the floor – until Republicans filibustered Thursday, because, they said, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., would not let them offer amendments. Apparently, the GOP wanted to hold a vote on repealing the medical-device tax, which helps finance the health care reform law. There may be no tax extenders bill until after

the November election, unless the two parties can resolve this kerfuffle. A delayed extenders bill endangers broader corporate provisions as well, such as the widely used and economically defensible research and development tax credit. Still, we’re not all that concerned. The best that can be said for the Senate bill is that its sponsor, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., swears it’s the last such smorgasbord of his finance chairmanship and, therefore, the prelude to tax reform. Maybe. What’s certain is that Wyden was unable to sell his colleagues on a way to pay for the bill, so its entire cost would add to the federal deficit. This is fiscal irresponsibility, pure and simple. Meanwhile, the Republican-led House is voting on extending the various tax breaks one by one, starting with a permanent, but unpaid-for, extension of the R&D credit – despite a veto threat from Obama. The White House is unhappy with the cost of the Senate bill, too, but it didn’t threaten a veto, in deference to its Democratic allies in that chamber. This may be one of those times when no bill is better than a bad bill. Certainly it won’t be the end of the world if both the House and the Senate have to ponder this turkey a while longer, during which time they may come up with a way to pay for it – or even the gumption to end the absurd annual “tax extender” ritual once and for all.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hultgren concerned about Common Core To the Editor: With great interest I saw that, in a 6-1 decision, the St. Charles School Board passed a resolution cautioning state lawmakers against any further implementation of the Common Core State Standards or tests associated with those standards. Specifically, the resolution requests that “elected state officials carefully review, question and oppose legislation that provides further appropriations for the development, implementation, field testing or administration of the Common Core Standards and the PARCC [Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers] assessment program.” The board’s concerns mirror my own that I laid out in a Kane County Chronicle piece (Sept. 26, 2013) about these proposed education standards in math and English – high costs associated with the PARCC assessments (testing

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aligned with CCSS) and, ultimately, the loss of local community control over education. Originally proposed as a stateled initiative, the federal government has stepped in with carrots and sticks to get states to fall in line. As a deterrent, I supported House Resolution 476, which condemns coercion by the federal government to either force or lure states into adopting CCSS. Standards for education are good – federal coercion is not. Encouraging teachers to push students in areas like STEM education is a worthy cause; steering kids into more and more testing at exorbitant cost spells trouble for them and the state. I have heard from many constituents in the 14th District who are concerned about the Common Core and its effect on their children’s education. In a recent unscientific poll I conducted via my e-newsletter, I found that 67 percent of constituents supported the board’s decision.

We’re now hearing that starting in 2016 the SAT test will be majorly reformatted to align with Common Core. So, is the SAT going to change from testing student intelligence to now simply determining whether a student has conformed to an experimental set of standards? How will this affect student preparation for the test? If these aren’t “national education standards,” as proponents hold, then doesn’t a standardized test, based on those standards, used by colleges across the country for student entrance, carry out that objective in fact, if not in name? More importantly, with millions spent implementing these standards and PARCC assessments, can Illinois afford to be wrong on the Common Core experiment? And if they are, what will it take to turn back? Randy Hultgren Representative for Illinois’ 14th U.S. Congressional District

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By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Geneva seniors Annie Waldoch, Molly Stanfa and Tory Herbst didn’t forget how to play soccer after forgoing the club season leading up to their senior seasons. Still, the girls didn’t take the decision lightly, not after longstanding commitments to club soccer since early in their elementary school days. The trio sought out creative ways to stay involved with soccer leading up to this spring, and continue to serve as key pillars for Geneva, which opens postseason play today in an IHSA Class 3A Geneva Regional semifinal against Elk Grove. “It’s something we’ve been doing our whole lives,” Waldoch said of club soccer. “One season, and not even a season off, but a season off club after playing club for 10 years, I don’t think it makes that much of a difference because we know how to push ourselves, and we also had that extra push from the side, too.” The girls stuck together and took an open-minded approach to their offseasons, even following up on a lead from Herbst’s mother, Michelle, and joining a women’s league in the Naperville area in which most of the competitors were well into their 20s or older. “It was a different feel,” Herbst said. “There weren’t practices and we didn’t really know any of the women but

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Geneva’s Tory Herbst practices with her team Monday afternoon on Burgess Field in Geneva. it was good to go out there. It was just kind of a slower pace. It was different but it was a good experience.” The players also enlisted training support from former Geneva standout Jackie Santacaterina, who went on to play professionally with the Chicago Red Stars. A player of Santacaterina’s caliber had the girls’ full attention. “Not having a club coach pushing us, we had somebody else pushing us to stay in shape and keep our touches up and stay focused in the offseason,” Stanfa said.

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Girls Soccer Regional Breakdown Best first-round matchup Batavia vs. Fremd at Class 3A Addison Trail Regional, 6:30 p.m. today. The Bulldogs took their lumps against the upper-half of the rugged Upstate State Eight Conference River Division, but if they grew from playing that caliber of competition, then the eighth-seeded Bulldogs could be equipped to move on in what should be a hotly contested regional semifinal against the ninth-seeded Vikings. Best potential regional final Kaneland vs. Rosary at Class 2A Rosary Regional. Neither the top-seeded Knights or the second-seeded Royals will face daunting opposition in their

regional semifinals, meaning it’s likely the teams will meet in a regional final for the fourth time in five years Saturday. While Rosary would be playing on its home field, the Knights had a much stronger regular season and could be primed to bag their first regional title in program history. Best area bet to win a regional St. Charles North at Class 3A Addison Trail Regional. The top-seeded North Stars are always a tough out this time of year, and considering North’s dominance against Batavia earlier this season – North beat Batavia, 4-0, in St. Charles, and Batavia is the next best seed at the regional – it would be

a stunner if North’s annual march to sectionals were derailed this week. Potential dark horse St. Francis at Class 2A De La Salle Regional. Maybe it wouldn’t be much of an upset if the fifth-seeded Spartans advance out of the regional where rival and No. 4 seed Wheaton Academy is the favorite on paper. But while it’s true St. Francis beat Wheaton Academy in a penalty kick shootout during the regular season, the Warriors outplayed the Spartans for large stretches of the match, and St. Francis likely will have to raise its game to score another win in a potential regional final Friday.


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IHSA relents, lets Kaneland run IHSA officials responded to a 21st century petition on behalf of the Kaneland girls track and field team’s 4x800-meter relay with some old-fashioned humility. A Saturday night tweet announcing that the Kaneland and Rock Falls 4x800 groups would indeed be eligible to compete in Friday’s 2A state prelims in Charleston included the Twitter hashtag #letkanelandrun. That’s the same #letkanelandrun that gained steam fewer than 24 hours earlier, after a fully automated timing system malfunction at the Freeport Sectional threatened to derail the Knights’ foursome of Becca Richtman, Aislinn Lodwig, Jessica Kucera and Sydney Strang even though it had met the qualifying time. “We were really excited when we found out that we could finally run,” Kucera said, “because I know we were really disappointed that we worked really hard and then it just got kind of taken away from us.” There wasn’t much middle ground for reaction when the Knights completed a seemingly successful opening track final at sectionals. Kaneland finished third in the 4x800 in 9:50.84, about eight seconds faster than the qualifying time. However, because of issues stemming from a delay caused by power troubles with the timing equipment, the race ended

QUICK READ Kevin Druley with only Rockford Boylan and Sterling advancing. On Saturday morning, Knights coach Doug Ecker said the case was not appealable according to an IHSA rule stating if a timing system is down for any reason at sectionals, only the top two finishers move on. Fewer than 12 hours later, at just after 7 p.m., the IHSA took to Twitter and let Kaneland and Rock Falls run after officials “worked throughout the day Saturday to obtain and analyze video of the event to determine whether any accommodation was possible in this unusual circumstance,” according to a news release. “I want to think [the hashtag] helped, but, I mean, a lot of the community members and people from other schools, too, were even discussing it and people were tagging [the IHSA] in there,” Kucera said. Kaneland navigated a long, chilly night and claimed the sectional team title by two points over Sycamore. Ecker admitted the initial 4x800 ruling left him “pretty much livid” and more upset than at any other time in a decorated coaching career. His tune mellowed later in the day.

Kaneland’s three other relays qualified, too, and the team now hopes another entity clears one particular athlete for competition. Senior standout Lauren Zick, a St. John’s softball recruit, suffered a high ankle sprain at the May 9 conference meet, and was set to visit Fox Valley Orthopedics in Geneva on Monday for a consultation to determine whether she could run at state. “Obviously, we don’t want to have anything go wrong for softball or anything else. Her future,” Ecker said. “Obviously, we’re extremely disappointed for her and everything, but it’s just, like, you live to fight another day, just like the girls in the 4x8.” Beginner’s pluck: Batavia freshman sprinter Hannah Schlaman left no doubt about her Charleston candidacy at Thursday’s 3A Metea Valley Sectional, winning the 100 and 200 meters and qualifying as part of the Bulldogs’ 4x100 relay. Experienced against much of the region’s top talent after competing with the Aurora Flyers summer track club before this season, Schlaman admits she’s still mastering the mental side. “Yeah, jitters and nerves are definitely still there,” she said. “Just, like, learning how to control them is a big part of running for me.” Freshmen starred else-

where at the sectional, including Geneva’s Kristin Higgins, who won the high jump. “She had to be [clutch] to do what she did on a night where the weather wasn’t great,” Vikings coach Peter Raak said. “She keeps showing that toughness and she keeps improving.”

Waubonsee baseball CWSbound: Batavia product Jarret Clark’s two hits and three RBIs on Saturday helped the Waubonsee College baseball team advance to the NJCAA Division III College World Series. The Chiefs defeated Joliet Junior College, 7-3, at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg to win the Region IV tournament. Two Kaneland alumni also chipped in, as Tyler Heinle scored a run and Jordan Jones pitched around a hit in the ninth to earn the save. The College World Series will be held at Tyler (Texas) Junior College. The Chiefs (37-23) open play at 7 p.m. Saturday, facing Cumberland County (N.J.) College. Waubonsee’s roster also includes Dan Berendt (Geneva), P.J. O’Brien (St. Charles North), John Hopkins (Kaneland) and Pete Bowe (Marmion). • Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@ shawmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.

Geneva experienced on defense for postseason • SOCCER Continued from page 18 Alongside fellow Geneva senior Courtney Lardas, Waldoch, Stanfa and Herbst even parlayed their extensive soccer connections to linking up with a team based out of Alaska for an out-ofstate tournament. Playing club soccer year in, year out is the norm for most of the area’s top players but Waldoch said it felt like time for a less struc-

tured approach. “Molly is playing college [at Loras] but Tory and I aren’t, and club is always very expensive, and we’ve been playing it since we were 8 years old,” Waldoch said. “We knew whatever we would do besides club, we wanted to do it together and keep playing together.” All three are strong defensive presences and fouryear varsity players for a seasoned Vikings team with five four-year stalwarts, Michaela Loebel and Hope

Goodman being the others. Maggie Bodine and Lardas are three-year varsity players and Geneva has 11 seniors overall. It’s a level of experience – and talent – that allowed the Vikings (13-5-2) to earn the No. 3 seed in the 18-team Conant Sectional. Geneva coach Megan Owens said she’ll have “craters,” not holes, to fill next year. “It’s really going to be hard to say goodbye to this group,” Owens said.

But the Vikings hope to delay that parting for quite a while. Herbst and Co. feel prepared to do their part, standing by the offseason work they put in to gear up for their senior years. “I think this is going to be the year to do it,” Herbst said. “We’re excited. I think the people who have been on here three, four years, this is the time we feel we’re the core of the team, and we can really step up and show ourselves.”

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball N.Y. Yankees at Cubs, 7 p.m., WGN The Cubs get a first-hand look at pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (60, 2.17 ERA) and Derek Jeter will be making what is expected to be his final appearance at Wrigley Field in the first of a two-game series against the Yankees. Also on TV... Pro baseball Cincinnati at Washington or Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m., MLB White Sox at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m., CSN Pro basketball NBA Lottery, 7 p.m., ESPN Miami at Indiana, Game 2, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls soccer: St. Charles North vs. Lake Park at 3A Addison Trail Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Batavia vs. Fremd at 3A Addison Trail Regional, 6:30 p.m.; St. Charles East vs. West Chicago at 3A West Chicago Regional, 6:30 p.m.; Geneva vs. Elk Grove at 3A Geneva Regional, 6 p.m.; Kaneland vs. Rochelle at 2A Rosary Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy vs. Gage Park at 2A De La Salle Regional, 4 p.m.; St. Francis vs. De La Salle at 2A De La Salle Regional, 6 p.m. Baseball: Kaneland at CaryGrove, 4 p.m.; St. Charles East at Larkin, 4:30 p.m.; Elgin at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m.; Streamwood at Batavia, 4:30 p.m.; Geneva at Montini, 4:30 p.m.; IMSA at Marmion, 4:30 p.m. Softball: St. Charles East at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m.; Larkin at Batavia, 4:30 p.m. Boys tennis: Jacobs at St. Charles North, 4:30 p.m. Boys volleyball: Streamwood at St. Charles North, 5:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at Larkin, 5:30 p.m.; Elgin at Geneva, 5:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy at St. Edward, 6 p.m.


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fourth, sending 10 to the plate. Second baseman Jeremy Schoessling had three hits and three RBIs, while Micah Coffey, Dino Simoncelli and Matt Puttin also delivered multhit games. Batavia and Kaneland traditionally have met at the Kane County Cougars’ home park in past springs, with charitable efforts providing a backdrop. This season’s benefactors each assembled for ceremonial first pitches before the game started. Drew Hahn delivered to his father, Phil Kassinger pitched to his son, Kevin, a senior who worked a perfect seventh inning, and Willis threw to his catcher – Knights junior Paige Kuefler. Throughout the process, Willis also has credited Kuefler’s father, Mike, one of his assistants. Willis hardly frets now if he has to miss a practice to recover from chemotherapy treatments. Batavia and Kaneland wore special commemorative jersey T-shirts with “Kaneland Ks Cancer” on the front and players’ names and numbers on the back. The Bulldogs’ jerseys were red with black lettering, the Knights’ black with white lettering. Umpires sported pink polos, although some fans still greeted questionable calls with the traditional “Come on, blue!” A sizable crowd supported the teams, with cars filling up the Cougars’ premium parking nearest the stadium about 45 minutes before the game started.

6-11), tying the game at 1 in the top of the fourth.

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East softball team scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth innings to finish off Batavia via mercy rule, 11-1, in Monday’s Upstate Eight Conference River makeup game. Leadoff hitter Tess Hupe went 3 for 4 and cleanup hitter Kate Peterburs maintained her recent hot streak with a home run and three RBIs while going 2 for 3. Winning pitcher Haley Beno (16-4) allowed only one hit and struck out eight in five innings as the Saints (265, 16-2 UEC River) took momentum into today’s showdown at St. Charles North. Freshman Rachael Lovestrand had the lone hit and RBI for Batavia (8-18,

DeKalb 7, Burlington Central 2: At Burlington, Central dropped the nonconference matchup despite Bekah Harnish going 3 for 3 with two triples.

Montini 9, Wheaton Academy 7: At Lombard, Wheaton Academy pitcher Michelle Ridderhoff belted a three-run home run in the top of the first, but the Warriors (13-10, 8-7 Suburban Christian Conference Gold) were unable to upset 23-6 Montini in the SCC crossover.

BASEBALL Aurora Central Catholic 13, Elmwood Park 0: At Aurora, Hunter Fiorito homered, Matt Rahn had three hits and Andrew Bruss tossed a complete-game shutout for ACC (17-14).

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Benet 2, Geneva 0 (2521, 25-21): At Geneva, Nick Buseski had 11 kills, Chris Parrilli added seven kills and David Franz added 17 assists as the Vikings dropped the nonconference match.

St. Francis 2, Providence Catholic 1 (25-19, 24-26, 2518): At New Lenox, Robert Smith dished 34 assists, Jeff Jendryk had 15 kills and five blocks and Joe Denny added 13 kills as St. Francis (29-5) moved within three victories of tying the program record for wins in a season.

GIRLS LACROSSE St. Charles co-op 12, Schaumburg 2: At Hoffman Estates, St. Charles prevailed in the opening round of sectional play.

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GENEVA – Kaneland and Batavia collaborated on a fundraiser baseball game Monday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, with the proceeds benefiting three families in the Kaneland community with members fighting cancer. Admission, concession, T-shirt and raffle revenues were pooled. The Bulldogs potentially have more donations in hand should their boosters contribute a fixed amount for every hit. Batavia extended its winning streak to 15 games behind a 13-hit attack in its 10-1 victory against Kaneland. Kaneland managed only two hits in losing its fifth straight game, although both sides downplayed the result. Accordingly, the night’s biggest ovations came before Kaneland senior righthander Curtis Thorson threw the first pitch about 7:15 p.m. Kaneland Harter Middle School seventh-grader Drew Hahn – son of Geneva baseball coach Matt Hahn – was recognized along with Kaneland baseball parent Phil Kassinger and Kaneland softball coach Brian Willis. The three are battling various forms of cancer. Batavia pitchers Ryan Olson, Tucker Knox, Nick Bleidorn, Austin VanKempen and Alec Berry combined on the gem. Kaneland’s lone hits were Thorson’s leadoff single and catcher Sean Dunphy’s RBI single in the second. The Bulldogs (24-3-1) broke the game open against the Knights (14-14) in a six-run

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IN THE GROOVE ABBY HOWLETT St. Charles North, Jr., 1B What she did: Howlett homered on consecutive days last week in North’s Upstate Eight Conference River wins against Elgin and Batavia, driving in three runs apiece in the games. KATE PETERBURS, St. Charles East, Sr., 1B What she did: Peterburs went 3 for 3 with a two-run home run in East’s 3-2 win against Geneva on Tuesday, then went 3 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs Wednesday against Elgin.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Annika Radabaugh didn’t take long to find her way into the Geneva record books. Last week, the freshman first baseman/third baseman tied former Vikings slugger Jen Monaco’s program record of eight home runs in a season, and still has a handful of games to try and set the record for herself.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... The direction of the Upstate Eight Conference River race. Both St. Charles East and St. Charles North have two conference losses leading up to today’s showdown at North. After today’s game, East only has one conference game remaining (Friday vs. Larkin) while North has remaining UEC River contests Wednesday at Larkin and Friday against visiting Streamwood.

NOTEWORTHY Wheaton Academy senior shortstop Marissa Gagliano committed to Division-I Radford in March of her sophomore year. Now in the final weeks of her high school career, the long buildup to college softball is in the final stages, and the Highlanders have to be enthused about Gagliano’s pending arrival in Virginia. Gagliano, who lives within the St. Charles North school district, was batting .633 entering play last week with 21 stolen bases in 22 attempts and only three errors in 104 fielding attempts. Making Gagliano’s offensive success all the more impressive, she switched from being a right-handed batter to being a lefty midway through her high school career in order to capitalize on her speed. “I had a couple coaches tell me and I pushed it off, pushed it off, but then I realized if I really wanted to play in college that I’d have to make the transition,” Gagliano said. “And it wasn’t hard. I mean it’s still difficult at times, but I know it’ll be worth it, all the practice.” Wheaton Academy assistant coach Scott Mennie mentors Gagliano and considers her an elite and versatile offensive catalyst. “I have trained numerous Division I slappers and Marissa is up there with the best of them at this point in her career,” Mennie wrote in an email. Gagliano has the ability to sting the ball with runners in scoring position but generally looks to bunt or slap her way on when she’s in table-setting mode early in an inning. “You have so much more you can do on the left side than on the right side,” Gagliano said. “It’s just been awesome to see.” While the season is going well for Gagliano and the Warriors, she was disappointed at losing out on the chance to play alongside her sister, Wheaton Academy freshman Meghan Gagliano, who tore her ACL before the start of the season. Both sisters are part of the

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Wheaton Academy shortstop Marissa Gagliano throws out an Aurora Christian runner May 12 in West Chicago.

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Close call St. Charles East was issued the 3 seed and St. Charles North the 4 seed last week in the 20-team IHSA Class 4A Bartlett Sectional. While East has a slightly better overall record, North won the teams’ first headto-head meeting (the second comes today) and the rivals are neck-in-neck in the Upstate Eight Conference River race. Saints coach Kelly Horan was mildly surprised East was given the seeding nod over North. “North should probably be ranked ahead of us but it doesn’t matter and I’m sure [North coach Tom Poulin] will say the same thing,” Horan said. “If you’re a 1 through 4, then you’re in a good spot,

and we’re happy about that for sure.” Glenbard North is the top seed and Conant is the 2 seed in the sectional. East and North would not meet in the postseason until a potential sectional championship matchup.

Staying put Veteran St. Francis coach Ralph Remus plans to stay on the job despite this being the senior season for his daughter, Spartans pitcher Maggie Remus. Remus, a St. Charles resident, joked that some might be unhappy to hear it, but he has no plans to depart the dugout. “I’m still having a good time, so I’ll stick around,” Remus said. – Jay Schwab, jschwab@shawmedia.com

COACH SLY SEZ ... Some of Burlington Central’s lopsided wins in conference play show that softball is one sport in which the Rockets are ripe for a new conference. Central is moving on to a new league in 2016-17, and hopefully the Rockets’ softball program will be challenged more consistently once that takes

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St. Charles East’s Brandon Huff (right) tries to avoid St. Charles North’s Eric Koppang in the Crosstown Classic game Saturday at Geneva High School. St. Charles North won, 14-13. – but some recollections still were forward-thinking. The testimonial for Saints senior defender Aaron Clapper stated his favorite lacrosse memory had yet to occur; it would only be in the bag once East defeated North on Saturday. Almost got it. ... “Come back Monday, pick our heads up, get back to work,” Russell said. “These seniors want to go out on a high note, make a deep run in the play-

offs.” Naturally, players from both sides of town envisioned a victory at Norris upon seeing the schedule before the season. Friday’s weather sent St. Charles Lacrosse Club board members scrambling to their phone trees, with Burgess Field emerging as a host venue a few hours after the postponement was announced in the late afternoon. In the end, players upgraded from a potentially mucky track

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to artificial turf. North seniors Jud Huxtable and Zach Behrens joined Koppang with four goals each. Eric Vogel followed Russell with three for East. Russell scored the game’s last goal, beating North senior goalkeeper Carter O’Brien with 40.3 seconds remaining. O’Brien’s point-blank save on Tim Canning with about 15 seconds left sealed the result. “It was difficult. First half, letting all those goals in, only stopping two, really brought me down,” O’Brien said. “But I knew second half, it’s a 0-0 game, we could come back into it. And my offense put some numbers in, I felt like I had to step up and I saved a couple, and we all did a really good job.” Koppang admitted the last four-plus minutes were “not the smartest we’ve ever played,” but the memory quickly dwindled after the final buzzer. “The music, the stands, it was awesome,” Bulara said. “I mean, we got out to a really slow start. It was unacceptable. I thought we used the stands, our seniors, and we came out and we rocked the second half.”

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GENEVA – Exhale, attack, exhale. St. Charles North followed that tack and then some Saturday to retain the boys lacrosse crosstown cup trophy against St. Charles East. Down five goals at halftime and ahead by that many in the final quarter, the North Stars at last broke into a “We St. Charles ... .” chant after holding on to win, 14-13, in the regular-season finale at Geneva’s Burgess Field. “This game really didn’t count toward our season. It was just for fun. So, I mean, we just kind of looked to our left, looked to our right and we’re like, ‘We’re doing it for our seniors. This is their last time they’re going to play East,’ ” North Stars junior attackman Eric Koppang said. “And we really came together as a team more than any game we played before it.” East surged to a 9-4 lead at halftime as Brett Hickey scored with just less than 10 seconds to play. The Saints didn’t score again until 4:36 remained in the game. North’s 10-0 run in the third and fourth quarters was a backbreaker by any name. “Every one of us is proud of the way we played for three quarters, but third quarter, you can’t let it happen like that,” said Saints sophomore attackman Jack Russell, who scored a game-high five goals. “We’ve got to make adjustments on the

fly next time.” Assuring a “this time” was temporarily in limbo. The game, originally set for East’s Norris Stadium on Friday night, was postponed because of inclement weather, and this week’s IHSLA postseason only tightened the rescheduling window. Neutral site aside, the onegoal margin of victory marked the tightest in the three crosstown games since the former St. Charles boys co-op split entering the 2012 season. North won by 10 last season and four a year earlier. “Oh, yeah, this was about as amped up as the series has been yet,” Saints coach Chris Conner said. No argument from North junior defender Matt Balara, a Philadelphia native who moved from New Jersey last year. Both locales traditionally have banged a louder drum for lacrosse, which steadily is working to gain enough schools for sanctioning as an IHSA sport. “It’s growing, for sure,” Balara said. “I mean, East Coast, yeah, there’s millions of schools out there that are all high-level lacrosse, but out here, it’s getting like a hotbed. I love it.” A pregame ceremony highlighting the seniors from both teams along with the St. Charles girls co-op included narration of players’ biggest influences and greatest lacrosse memories. Many Saints and North Stars hailed their parents’ willingness to drive carpools and their older siblings for turning their attention to the sport. They remembered spring trips – both the long bus rides there and back and the epic video game sessions in between

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Dorris is promoted, Tseng to DL; Cougars rained out KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars, in conjunction with the Cubs, announced Monday that left-handed reliever Nathan Dorris has been promoted to Class-A Advanced Daytona and pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng has been placed on the disabled list with an upper extremity injury. The Cougars have received a pair of pitchers from the Cubs’ extended spring training complex in Corbin Hoffner and Zak Hermans. Dorris, a Southern Illinois-Carbondale product, becomes the second Cougars player to receive a promotion this season, joining pitcher Zack Godley, who was moved from Kane County to Daytona earlier this month. Dorris was a Midwest League All-Star for the Cougars last season and spent the entire 2013 campaign with Kane County. This season, he went 4-2 with a 2.49 ERA in 13 appearances. On Saturday, Dorris pitched the final 12/3 innings

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BATAVIA 12-6, ST. CHARLES NORTH 5-0

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Batavia’s Jeremy Schoessling applies a tag to St. Charles North’s Nick Drawant at second base Saturday in Batavia. Batavia won both games, 12-5 and 6-0. miscues. With Piechota, who was the designed hitter, at the plate, North coach Todd Genke replaced Farry with Austin Lovelady. “Farry didn’t pitch that badly,” North coach Todd Genke said. “His defense just didn’t back him up.”

Piechota hit Lovelady’s second pitch to the right-field warning track. Jack Dennis tripped and was unable to catch the ball, and all three base runners scored, with Piechota ending up on third base. He scored the final run on a Kyle Niemiec sacrifice fly.

Batavia made the most of its at-bats against North starting pitcher Sam Hubbe in the second game. The Bulldogs took the lead in the first, scoring two runs on a groundout and sacrifice fly. Batavia added a run in the second on an error and another run in the third on Micah Coffey’s leadoff home run. Recent call-up Jack Lambert came on with one out in the fifth for the North Stars and finished the game. He gave up a run in the fifth on a wild pitch and a run in the sixth on another sacrifice fly. Piechota gave up only one hit but walked six batters. Catcher Dino Simoncelli erased two of those runners on steal attempts. “We just weren’t able to advantage of the opportunities we had,” Genke said. The Bulldogs, closing in on a UEC River title, can go for the series sweep Saturday in a game that was postponed because of field conditions Thursday.

BOYS TENNIS: UPSTATE EIGHT CONFERENCE MEET

Bulldogs again flash closing kick at conference tournament By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Nobody knows how to lie in the weeds like the Batavia boys tennis team. For the third straight year, the Bulldogs overcame a point differential entering the Upstate Eight Conference River Tournament to emerge as conference champions, narrowly inching past St. Charles East and St. Charles North on Saturday to post the three-peat. Batavia lost to both East and North in conference dual meets. “We see this every year,” Bulldogs coach Brad Nelson said. “We see a team that in the regular season, they dominate somebody, and then you come out in the tournament and it’s totally different. It happens in all sports. You have to be ready to play all the time and you have to believe, even if you

lose, that you can go out there and get it done, and our guys believed it, and we’ve been believing it for three years now.” Batavia will finish with either 67 or 68 team points as a third-place match between Batavia and Larkin at No. 2 singles might have been made up Monday because of a prom-related conflict for Batavia. St. Charles East (66) finished a tight second and St. Charles North (65) – unbeaten in UEC River dual meets during the regular season – landed in third. Geneva, which hosted doubles play while North hosted singles, finished fourth in the seven-team event with 47 points. Batavia won championships at No. 3 singles, No. 1 doubles and No. 3 doubles despite entering the tournament with no top seeds in any of the seven brackets. Batavia’s No. 1 doubles

team of senior Ryan Sterling and junior Adam Maris (28-3) absorbed a sound beating from St. Charles North’s Grant Spellman and Aaron Amburgey during their dual meet, but Sterling and Maris regrouped in resounding fashion to top North’s duo for the No. 1 doubles title, 6-3, 6-3. “What we saw especially in our [regular season] match and then when we were off so quick we got to see some of our other teammates, every North doubles team pinched the middle, so we were like ‘Alright, we’ll just go down the line,’ ” Maris said. “ … If we couldn’t hit the ball down the line we’d have been in trouble but we were able to hit them, and it seemed to get them off their game a little bit.” Sterling was blunt in taking accountability for the dual meet loss to North. “Last time we played them,

my returns were trash,” Sterling said. “This time, I thought I brought a better return to the whole match and I was able to bring them down the line. … And I think this time we had a lot better lobs because last time we kept hitting them short. And we were moving back so they couldn’t hit their volleys at our feet.” Batavia’s other doubles title came at No. 3 courtesy of a pair of sophomores – Emerson Hinzy and Andrew Nelson, coach Nelson’s son. They won their title match against North’s Brady Goldsworthy and Peter O’Brien, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2. Hinzy and Nelson improved to 27-4 on the season as they avenged two of their four losses during the tournament, against St. Charles East and North. East senior Jasper Koenen improved to 20-0 on the season, rolling to the No. 1 singles

championship in yielding one game apiece in a semifinal win against North’s Matt Ernst and the final versus Batavia’s Tim Murat. Quirkily enough, Koenen could become a four-time sectional champion next weekend despite winning only his first conference singles crown Saturday. Koenen lost to North’s John Mittvick as a freshman, Batavia’s Josh Cogan as a sophomore and missed last year’s conference meet due to a conflict before going on to finish fourth in the state. North’s singles title Saturday came at No. 2 as Matt Kramer held his top seed in topping crosstown opponent Matt McCarthy, 6-4, 7-5. North also prevailed at No. 2 doubles behind seniors Mitch Riggs and Keith Hedges, who fended off a three-set challenge from Batavia’s Jeff Lorden and Josh Boyle.

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BATAVIA – The Batavia and St. Charles North baseball teams each needed a quartet of pitchers to complete Saturday’s doubleheader. The Bulldogs’ hurlers prevailed in both games as Batavia swept the Upstate Eight Conference River Division twinbill, 12-5 and 6-0. Batavia’s Colby Green and Mitch Boyer manned the hill in the Bulldogs’ come-frombehind win in the first game, while Jacob Piechota and Nick Rogalski shut out North in the nightcap. Frankie Farry started the first game for the North Stars, and his teammates gave him a 4-0 lead in the top of the third. Joe Kuczek reached base on a Bulldog error, and after retiring the next two batters, Green gave up three hits and a walk to score the runs. Batavia (23-3-1, 18-2-1 UEC River) narrowed the lead to 4-2 in its half of the fourth.

The North Stars (18-11, 12-9 UEC River) got back one of the runs in the fifth. With two outs and a runner on first in the fifth, Boyer replaced Green on the mound. He retired Kuczek, the first batter he faced, to end the inning. Boyer’s leadoff double in the fifth inning started a rally that scored six runs, giving his team an 8-5 lead. The Bulldogs combined for three hits, a walk and three North errors to push across the runs. “That was pretty cool. It was nice to get a hit and start it off for us,” Boyer said about the double. “We took the lead so it was exciting.” “That one error [in the third inning] turned into a big inning for them,” Batavia coach Matt Holm said. “We scratched and clawed and put pressure on them. We put people on and put the ball into play to get back into the game.” Batavia added four more runs in the sixth. The Bulldogs loaded the bases on a single and two more North Stars

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KOVELS: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

BY TERRY KOVEL KOVELS.COM Baseball may have been first mentioned in the United States in 1791, when city officials in Pittsfield, Mass., banned playing the game near the town meeting house. Years later, a group of “experts” decided that the game was invented by Abner Doubleday - a decision that is now called a myth. Organized baseball started in the United States in 1857, with the formation of the National Association of Base Ball Players - 16 teams from New York - but the first professional teams were listed in 1869. Any baseball memorabilia from the 19th century is rare. Last month a poster for a championship game in Boston between the Philadelphia Keystones and the Boston Unions in 1884 was auctioned by Bonhams in New York. The poster shows a batter and catcher in proper uniforms as they played on a site that is now Copley Square in downtown Boston. It sold for $15,000. *** Q: I own a Victorian gentleman’s dresser that’s about 70 inches high and 42 inches wide. It has a tall dressing mirror on one side and a smaller shaving mirror on the other side. The dressing mirror pulls out about 9 inches on an extension mount and rotates about 70 degrees in either direction. “Peerless Adjustable Mirror” is stenciled on the back, where there’s also a label with six 1890 patent numbers. One of the brackets is embossed “Pat’d Jan. 14, 1890.” Can you give me any information about this piece? A: A dresser like yours was pictured in an ad in an 1891 newspaper. It didn’t have the shaving mirror, and was advertised as a “lady’s dresser.” The ad claimed that the Peerless Adjustable Mirror was the only adjustable mirror made, and it could be adjusted to 16 different positions. A Jan. 14, 1890, patent was one of several patents granted for adjustable mirror supports in 1890. It was granted to David Heald and Charles H. French for “new and useful improvements in mirror supporting and adjusting devices.” The tall dresser with the unusual mirrors has very little storage space. The 21st-century buyer wants drawers. Because of its limited usefulness, your dresser is not worth more than $400. *** Q: I have a Lalique “Champs Elysees” bowl shaped like two oak leaves. The leaves are frosted, and the base and connecting part are clear. The bowl is 7 1/2 inches high and 18 inches wide, and weighs 21 pounds. How much is it worth? A: Rene Lalique (1860-1945) began making Art Nouveau glass in Paris in the 1890s. Lalique glass still is being made. Pieces made by Rene were marked with the signature “R. Lalique.” Those made from 1945 until 1977 are marked “Lalique France.” Newer pieces include the letter “R” in a circle. Your bowl is worth about $1,000 to $2,000. The pattern still is being made. *** Q: I have a complete 65-piece set of dinnerware that includes place settings for eight and several serving pieces. The dishes have a wheat pattern in the center and a wide yellow border with gold trim. They’re marked “Century Service Corporation, Alliance, Ohio” adno=0275796

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around a triangle. The words “Semi vitreous dinnerware” are written inside the triangle. Underneath the mark are the words “Autumn Gold.” Many people tell me the set of dishes I have is worth money. What do you think?

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A: “Autumn Gold” is the name of your dinnerware’s pattern. The dishes were made by Homer Laughlin China Co. and distributed by Century Service Corp., one of several companies owned by Cunningham and Pickett of Alliance, Ohio. Cunningham and Pickett was founded in 1935. It distributed china, glassware, silverware and other items made by other companies. Homer Laughlin made dinnerware for Cunningham and Pickett from 1938 until 1969. You often can find dishes in your pattern for sale online. A five-piece place setting of Autumn Gold sells for about $30, a vegetable bowl for about $20.

*** Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Name of this newspaper), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

** * Q: I have a teapot that reads “Made in Occupied Japan” on the bottom. Other marks on the bottom look like the letter “G” surrounded by the letters “C” and “U.” I have been unable to find any information about the teapot or its marks. I would like to know who made the teapot and what it’s worth. A: The mark on your teapot stands for “UCAGCO.” It was used by the United China & Glass Co., an importer located in New York and New Orleans. The company was founded by Abe Mayer in 1850 and originally was called Abe Mayer & Co. The “UCAGCO” mark was first used in the 1930s. UCAGCO was the first company allowed to import goods from Japan after the end of World War II. Items marked “Made in Occupied Japan” were made between 1947 and 1952. The company was later sold to Sammons Enterprises. Your teapot is worth $20 to $30.

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25 The flag designed to honor Prisoners of War and soldiers Missing in Action includes a motto. Circle every other letter

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hat do you think of when you think of Memorial Day? Today, many people spend the three-day weekend enjoying barbeques, movies and trips to local beaches and parks.

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Every year, Memorial Day is observed at Arlington National Cemetery with the president or vice-president laying a wreath at the:

Memorial Day was originally a day to honor America’s Civil War dead by decorating their graves. To find out what Memorial Day was originally called, write the letter of the alphabet that comes before each letter in the code.

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“Uncle Sam” is a character cartoonists often use to symbolize the United States. Can you draw the other half of his face?

Complete each math problem to reveal the years these significant events in the history of Memorial Day took place.

After the Civil War, people in several American towns started a tradition of setting aside one day a year to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers.

Following General James Garfield’s speech at Arlington National Cemetery, thousands of participants decorated the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery.

After World War I, Decoration Day observances were expanded to honor those who had died in all American wars.

How many stars can you find on this page in two minutes? Now have a friend try. Who found more?

Waterloo, N.Y., was designated as the official birthplace of Memorial Day. For 100 years, the town had made Memorial Day an annual, community-wide event during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be observed the last Monday in May.

Use pictures and words cut from the newspaper to design your own Memorial Day flag. Display your flag in your classroom or in a window at home.

Find the letters that spell one of your spelling words in today’s newspaper. Circle each letter and connect the letters in the order in which the word is spelled. Repeat with each spelling word three or more times.

Many have died protecting the freedoms we enjoy today. What would happen if we lost our freedom of speech? Write about what might happen.

At West Point, N.Y., the official mascots of the U.S. Army are “Ranger 111” and “Stryker”—two mules. Steve Townes, a formur Army officer with the 75th Ranger Regiment donated the mules with the condition that one would be called “Ranger.” Townes was once a mule ryder at West Point. A Russian wolfhound named “Kolchak XV1,” is the official mascoot of the 27th Infantry Regiment in Huwaii. This unit served in Siberia during the Russian Civil War in 1918. They won the respact of the Bolsheviks who gave them the name “Wolfhounds,” which is now the simbol of the regiment. Standards Link: Spelling: Spell grade-level words.

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However, Memorial Day was started to honor soldiers who died fighting for their country.

The first mascot given to the United States Murine Corps in 1922, was a bulldog by the name of Private Jiggs. He quickly rows in the ranks to become a Sergeant Major. Bulldogs have appeared as mascots for several units since then. The kerrent mascot of the Marine Barracks in Washington, DC, is the 14th. He is named “Chesty” after a famous Marine Lieutenant General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller Jr. Chesty goes out on pearade each week.

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Jimmy Stewart (1908-1997), actor; Joe Cocker (1944), singer-songwriter; Cher (1946), singer-songwriter/actress; Timothy Olyphant (1968), actor; Tony Stewart (1971), race car driver; Busta Rhymes (1972), rapper. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Stubbornness will be your downfall. Keep an open mind and an optimistic outlook as you face the year ahead. Enthusiastically and graciously accept any help that is offered. Being open to new methods and ideas will help you to move forward. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t let personal problems override your professional responsibilities. You have to carry your share of the work. Relationship complications will have to be dealt with after hours. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You will face financial woes if you take a risk. Don’t be shy about your desire to advance professionally. You are likely to improve your job prospects by networking with peers. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – There may be a lot of items on your most-wanted list, but you must be sensible. You can avoid a major argument with a loved one by curbing your spending. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – If your current relationship is unsatisfying, you should make a clean break and move on. It’s not fair to either party if there is no commitment on your part. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Try your best to get along with your co-workers. You may be dismayed to learn that someone you like doesn’t feel the same way. Don’t take it to heart, and move on with an untroubled mind. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Don’t spend money on others just to win approval. Focus on self-improvement projects that boost your esteem, and the people you are trying to impress will respond to your relaxed and self-confident attitude. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Anger is self-destructive, so use up negative energy by doing some work around the house. The busier you are, the less likely you are to squabble. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Look before you leap into a new job or partnership. You may have been sold something that doesn’t really exist. Don’t burn bridges, and don’t be gullible. Ask questions and clarify issues of concern. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You are caring and helpful, but please resist the urge to do too much for others. They will come to expect it, and you will burn yourself out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Give your friends and family some breathing room. Make a point of getting out and meeting new people. Exploring new interests will bring good results. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – If you do your job to the best of your ability, you will be able to dispel any negative rumors in the workplace. It’s possible that someone may be talking behind your back. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – In your race to beat the opposition, you may be letting your personal responsibilities slide. Before you start on a new challenge, take care of what’s expected of you at home.

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The late Philip Seymour Hoffman (right) stars in “God’s Pocket” as one of his final performances.

‘God’s Pocket’ wastes one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last performances By AL ALEXANDER More Content Now Knowing what we know now, there’s something unsettling about seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman seated next to a casket for one of his final performances. It’s almost too prescient for words. It’s also sad, but not as sad as seeing him fritter away the last vestiges of his immense talent on a movie as lamebrained as “God’s Pocket.” He did it as a favor for his buddy John Slattery, the Boston native making his writing and directorial debut by adapting Pete Dexter’s 1978-set novel about a tight-lipped Philadelphia neighborhood gone bonkers in the wake of a young man’s death. It’s an outstanding display of loyalty and kindness on Hoffman’s part, but Slattery grudgingly returns the gesture with a black comedy so off the rails that it has absolutely no reason to exist. It starts off bad, with a naked Hoffman’s thrusting away on top of Slattery’s “Mad Men” co-star Christina Hendricks, and gets progressively worse. She plays his bored, disenchanted wife, who is tired of her husband Mickey’s illicit schemes and gambling debts. Her hatred intensifies tenfold after her bigoted, loud-mouth son, Leon

(Caleb Landry Jones), makes one too many racist comments and winds up dead by getting conked on the head. The kid’s co-workers, who understandably dislike the creep, claim it was a construction accident, but Hendrick’s Jeanie suspects otherwise and sends Mickey out to get his wiseguy friends to beat the truth out of them. This being a comedy, albeit a quite unfunny one, nothing goes as planned, including the funeral arrangements, which Mickey can’t pay for because he lost the money betting on the ponies. So, we spend three quarters of the film’s mercifully short 80-odd minutes watching Mickey futilely trying to ditch Leon’s body (the corpse gets tossed in the alley by a heartless, money-grubbing mortician played by Eddie Marsan) while attempting to scrounge up some cash and save his shaky marriage. Little does Mickey know he already has competition for Jeanie’s heart from local newspaper columnist, and devout alcoholic, Richard Shellburn (Richard Jenkins), who puts the moves on the grieving mom while gathering background info for a column he’s writing about Leon. On and on it goes, accompanied by numerous fisticuffs, gunplay and stupidity.

But what does it all mean? It’s a question Slattery and his co-writer Alex Metcalf fail to answer while penning one of the drabbest, most repulsive scripts I’ve seen in a while. Not a single character is redeemable, let alone likeable. And what passes for humor should have been passed over in favor of something fresh and daring. The cast, which also includes John Turturro as Mickey’s equally dim-witted partner in crime, deserves better than what Slattery provides. The fault isn’t so much with Slattery’s directorial skills. He’s proven himself in that respect with the five episodes of “Mad Men” he’s helmed. Rather, it’s the writing, or the lack thereof. Going forward, he should stick to scripts written by others. But that won’t do Hoffman any good – or us. It was one of our last chances to see one of the finest actors of our time, and all we’re left with is an empty “Pocket.”

• “God’s Pocket” is rated R for violence and language throughout, and sexual content. The cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks and Richard Jenkins. The film was co-written and directed by John Slattery. Grade: D.


Guest marks territory, but in the wrong bathroom DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips

Dear Abby: Today is my 50th birthday. I’m a person with a few close friends, but I’m not widely social. The members of my book club knew it was my birthday when we met a few days ago. I had mentioned it before our meeting. Nothing was said when we met. My best friend is going on vacation and hasn’t remembered. My husband asked me what plans I had made for us to do today. My sister, bless her, has been wonderful and feels responsible to try to make this day special for me. Is it really my job to plan a celebration and remind everyone I’m close to? I have talked enough about how important this particular birthday is to me. I’m hurt that no one feels I’m worth the effort. Am I making too big a deal out of this? – Vexed In Vermont Dear Vexed: I think so. My dear mother used to say, “If you want something done right, do it yourself!” That’s good advice when those around you are too preoccupied to be as nurturing as you would like them to be. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Strengthening your core improves balance, stability Dear Doctor K: I’d like to strengthen my core. Can you describe some exercises to start? Will I need any special equipment? Dear Reader: Your “core” muscles include your abdominal, back, side, pelvic and buttock muscles. Building a strong, flexible core will improve your athletic performance, enhance your balance and stability, and make everyday acts such as bending, turning and reaching easier. Standing core exercises are a good place to start. I’ll describe two of these exercises here and put photographs showing proper form for them on my website, AskDoctorK.com. • Side leg lift. Stand up straight with your feet together and your hands on your hips. Lift one leg straight out to the side until your foot is about six inches off the floor. Return to the starting position. Do one to three sets of 10 reps with each leg. • Side squat with knee lift. Stand up straight with your feet together and hands by your sides. Step to the right, hinge forward at your hips and bend your knees to

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff lower your buttocks into a squat. As you do, clasp your hands loosely in front of your chest. Lift up from the squat and bring your right foot up and your hands to your sides. Do one to three sets of 10 reps with each leg. You can do many core exercises without any special equipment, using only your body weight to help you build strength. You can also incorporate one or more of the following types of equipment into your routine: • Chair. Choose a sturdy chair that won’t tip over easily. • Mat. Choose a nonslip, well-padded mat. • Yoga strap. This non-elastic strap helps you position your body properly during certain stretches. • Medicine balls. Similar in size to a soccer ball, medicine balls come in different weights. Start with a 4- to 6-pound ball. • Stability ball. Large, inflat-

able orbs called stability balls come in several sizes. Check the package for a size chart based on your height. • Bosu. A Bosu Balance Trainer is half a stability ball mounted on a heavy rubber platform that helps hold it firmly in place. I’ve done aerobic exercises nearly every day most of my adult life. But it’s only been in the past decade that I intersperse them with strength training. I want to maintain my balance and stability so that I’m less prone to falling. Finally, I developed back pain, and back exercises have made an enormous difference. But it’s also vanity. I’ve reached the age when my muscle mass starts to shrink, and what man wants to look wimpy? I don’t aspire to look like Arnold in his prime (nor, it appears, does he). I just don’t want to look like a man my age – because then I tend to feel like a man my age!

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and I correspond with a 16-year-old boy pen pal from Georgia. He seems like a nice kid and I enjoy hearing from him. We write each other twice a month and share news about our community, school, athletics, music and whatever is going on in our lives at the time. We’ve been pen pals for over a year and know what each other looks like, as we exchanged photographs. My problem is my “smother-mother.” She always opens my mail and reads it before she gives it to me, and I don’t like this one bit. I’ve told her many times that I don’t like for her to open and read my personal mail, but she says she has a right to open it. She said she will open all mail that comes to our house, whether I like it or not. I’ve thought about having my pal write to me at my best friend’s house, but I really don’t like that idea either. I know you don’t believe that parents should open their teen’s mail because I’ve been reading your column for a long time. Please print my letter so my mother will see her mistake in black and white. – Nameless, Elizabethtown, Ky. Dear Nameless: Teens do need a degree of privacy, including not having their personal mail opened by a parent! A parent has no reason to “snoop” unless the teen’s behavior is such that parental investigation is necessary for the teen’s safety and welfare. Wise parents understand and respect the desire for teens to have private moments. Dr. Wallace: Our family has been having a discussion about whether one’s height is the result of proper nu-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace trition and exercise, or heredity. My sister was recently married, and she and her husband are 5’ 1” and 5’ 3”. They have discussed having children and both agree that they want their children to be taller so they will make sure to load them up with nutritious food and vitamins. I told them that I think it won’t make much difference because chances are that their children will also be short. Who is right about this? – Rick, Brunswick, Ga. Dear Rick: Each generation usually has children taller than the previous generation and many give credit to healthy diets and lifestyles. But the No. 1 determining factor in height is heredity. It’s highly improbable that two short parents can produce a very tall child. Dr. Wallace: I’ve been dating a girl I thought was really nice for several months, but now I’m having second thoughts. She and I have heated arguments nearly every day. When we are not arguing she treats me like dirt and always wants her way. I’ve tried to break up with her a couple of times, but she always cries and tells me that she loves me. What should I do? – Confused, Hammond, La.

Dear Confused: Actions speak louder than words. Drop her immediately and find a girl whose company you will enjoy. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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daughter, “Alex,” and her 6-yearold moved into an apartment with her 18-year-old boyfriend. We had a tough time accepting this, but I make do because I love Alex and want to be part of her life. My boyfriend of eight years, “Niles,” can’t accept my daughter’s new boyfriend. We were invited over for dinner and Niles refused to go. How do I handle this? I feel all future events will be strained and I’ll be forced to choose between my daughter and Niles. Please advise. – Sad Mother In New Jersey Dear Sad Mother: Tell Niles that if you must choose between him and your daughter, you will choose your daughter. Her romance may – or may not – last forever, but your relationship with her will. There is nothing to be gained by punishing her and alienating her young man. If Niles has a problem with that, do not let him make it your problem, too. Continue your relationship with your daughter and see Niles

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Dear Abby: My husband has a male co-worker, “Bo,” who comes to our house occasionally. We have two bathrooms, one of which is in our bedroom. The other is the guest bathroom. When Bo needs to use the restroom, he goes into our bedroom and uses ours. He never asks; he just goes in, even after I have pointed out the guest bathroom. It creeps me out. I feel like he’s invading my personal space, and I think it’s rude. What can I do, since pointing out the guest bathroom hasn’t worked? Bo is intimidating. He thinks he can do whatever he wants. Please tell me what I can do. – Creeped Out In Greenville Dear Creeped Out: I agree your husband’s co-worker’s behavior is creepy. If you have medications in your bathroom, you should check to be sure he isn’t helping himself to some of them when he visits. Because you can’t seem to convey the message to “Bo the Boor,” before his next visit, ask your husband to tell him that guests are supposed to use the guest bathroom. And if that doesn’t discourage him, install a lock on your bedroom door. Dear Abby: My 21-year-old

‘Smother-mother’ opens, reads daughter’s mail


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Brigham Young said, “Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?” Sometimes at the bridge table, silence is golden. If your side is going to be outbid, you often do best to pass throughout, because every call gives information to the opposing declarer. But, of course, sometimes you will not know that you are going to be outbid. And aggressive competition might push your opponents into the wrong contract. In this deal, West had a perfectly normal opening bid, but it helped South with the play in four hearts. West began with three rounds of clubs. What did declarer do after he had ruffed East’s queen? South’s takeout double, followed by the one-heart rebid, promised a good 17 to 19 high-card points. North took a shot at game, knowing that his partner would be able to place the cards accurately. Someone who paid no attention to the auction would cross to dummy with a trump and run the diamond queen. But West would win and return anything but a club. Eventually declarer would lose a spade trick to go down one. West is almost certain to have the diamond king for his opening bid. So declarer, who needs hearts 3-2, draws a couple of rounds of trumps. Then he should cash the diamond ace and play another diamond. If West ducks, South can afford a spade loser. And if West wins the trick, declarer takes two spades, five hearts and three diamonds.


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

PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant (s) therein and praying and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before June 12, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on April 28, 2014. /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) /s/ Laura A. Duplantier One of Plaintiff's Attorney's

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Laura A. Duplantier MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6297986 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

Beautiful Custom Ranch on 1+ PUBLIC NOTICE acre. More than 3500 sq ft of living space, 4BD, 3BA, huge IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE great room w/ gas frpl, luxury SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT master suite, kitchen w/high end KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS appls, granite, terrific views & exit to lrg deck. Finished English LL w/ IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE full bath & steam shower. OF: JOSE JAVIER MARTINEZ$324,000 SIERRA Craig Elliott Address: 1033 Duncan Avenue, ElKettley Realtors gin, Illinois 60120 815-498-3377 Date and Place of Death: July 8, 2012/Elgin, IL Case No. 2013 P 456 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – GENEVA, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Jose Lopez, AKA Jose A. Lopez; Jorge Santiago; CitiFinancial Services, Ince.; Midland Funding LLC; GE Capital Mortgage Services of California, Inc., s/b/m to ShearsonLehman Hutton Mortgage Corporation; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants

1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Jose Javier Martinez-Sierra who died on July 8, 2012, a resident of Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Belem Martinez, 2379 Camden Bay, Elgin, Illinois 60123. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Ted A. Meyers / Meyers & Flowers, LLC, 3 N. Second Street, Suite 300, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 14, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. The estate will be administrat-

ed without Court supervision unless INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION an interested party terminates inde- TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, pendent supervision administration UNKOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Pro1. Notice is hereby given of the bate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). death of Nancy S. Scholl who died on May 30, 2013, a resident of /s/ Ted A. Meyers Aurora, Illinois. Attorney for Executor 2. The Representative for the estate is: John Townsend, Sr., 1531 (Published in the Kane County Hollycrest Ave., Aurora, IL Chronicle, May 13, 20 & 27, 3. The name and address of the 2014.) attorney for the estate is: Charles E. Peterson, 821 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506. 4. Claims against the estate may PUBLIC NOTICE be filed on or before November 13, 2014. Claims against the estate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the GENEVA, ILLINOIS Representative or both. Any claim JPMorgan Chase Bank, National not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with Association the Clerk must be mailed or delivPlaintiff, ered to the Representative and to vs. Caroline E. Curtis; PNC Bank, Na- the attorney within 10 days after it tional Association; Unknown Own- has been filed. 5. The estate will be administraters and Non-Record Claimants ed without Court supervision unless Defendants. an interested party terminates independent supervision administration Case No. 14 CH 452 by filing a petition to terminate un813 Gleason Avenue der Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the ProAurora, IL 60506 bate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant (s) therein and praying and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before June 12, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on April 28, 2014.

/s/ John W. Townsend, Sr. Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS In the Matter of the Estate of: EFRAIN DELGADO, SR. Address: 711 Liberty Street, Aurora, IL 60505 Date & Place of Death: January 3, 2014

General No. 2014 P 197 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) 1. Notice is hereby given of the

death of Efrain Delgado who died /s/ Laura A. Duplantier on January 3, 2014, a resident of One of Plaintiff's Attorney's Aurora, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the esLaura A. Duplantier tate is: Baltazar Delgado, 1717 MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Farley Street, Harlingen, Texas Attorneys for Plaintiff 78550 One East Wacker, Suite 1250 3. The name and address of the Chicago, IL 60601 attorney for the estate is: Charles E. Telephone: 312-651-6700 Peterson, 821 W. Galena Blvd., Fax: 614-220-5613 Aurora, IL 60506. Attorney. No.: 6297986 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 13, (Published in the Kane County 2014. Claims against the estate Chronicle, May 13, 20 & 27, may be filed with the Clerk of the 2014.) Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Representative or both. Any claim PUBLIC NOTICE not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE the Clerk must be mailed or delivSIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ered to the Representative and to KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. In the Matter of the Estate of: 5. The estate will be administratNANCY S. SCHOLL ed without Court supervision unless Address: 550 N. Westlawn Ave., an interested party terminates indeAurora, IL 60506 pendent supervision administration Date & Place of Death: May 30, by filing a petition to terminate un2013, Aurora, IL der Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). General No. 2014 P 002 /s/ Baltazar Delgado PUBLICATION NOTICE

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lg ey Executor TO CREDITORS and CLAIMANTS Patrick D. Lamb, 221 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1550, Chicago, IL (Published in the Kane County 1. Notice is hereby given of the 60601. Chronicle, May 13, 20 & 27, death of Robert H. Kohlert who 4. Claims against the estate may 2014.) died on March 31, 2014, a resi- be filed on or before November 9, 2014. Claims against the estate dent of St. Charles, Illinois. 2. The name and address of the may be filed with the Clerk of the PUBLIC NOTICE Representative for the estate is: Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., Fredrick W. Kohlert, 310 Oak St., St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Representative or both. Any claim IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE North Aurora, IL 60542. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: not filed within that period is SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Robert L. Gorecki, 801 East Main barred. Copies of a claim filed with KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS the Clerk must be mailed or delivStreet, St. Charles, IL 60174. 4. Claims against the estate may ered to the Representative and to In the Matter of the Estate: the attorney within 10 days after it be filed on or before November 7, NAIMA R. BENSON 831 North Batavia Avenue, 2014. Claims against the estate has been filed. Batavia, IL 60510 may be filed with the Clerk of the 5. On May 9, 2014 an Order Date of Death: March 2, 2014 Circuit Court, 540 South Randall Admitting the Will to Probate was Road, St. Charles Illinois 60174 or entered. Case No. 14 P 206 with the Representative or both. Any 6. Within forty-two (42) days afPUBLICATION NOTICE claim not filed within that period is ter the effective date of the original INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION barred. Copies of a claim filed with Order Admitting the Will to Probate, TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, the Clerk must be mailed or deliv- you may file a petition with the UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES ered to the Representative and to Court to require proof of the validity 1. Notice is hereby given of the the attorney within 10 days after it of the Will by testimony or witnessdeath of Naima R. Benson who has been filed. es to the Will in open Court, or othdied on March 2, 2014, a resident er evidence, as provided in Article of Batavia, Illinois. (Published in the Kane County VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). 2. The Representative for the es- Chronicle, May 6, 13 & 20, 7. Within six (6) months after tate is: Virginia Rohleder. the effective date of the original Or2014.) 3. The Attorney for the estate is: der Admit-ting the Will to Probate, Jennifer B. Nagle, Kuhn, Heap & you may file a petition with the Monson, 552 S. Washington Court to contest the validity of the PUBLIC NOTICE Street, Suite 100, Naperville, IL Will as provided under Article VIII 60540. 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 4. Claims against the estate may IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5/8-1). be filed on or before November 6, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 8. The estate will be adminis2014. Claims against the estate KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS tered without Court supervision unmay be filed with the Clerk of the less an interested party terminates Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE independent supervision adminisSt. Charles, IL 60174 or with the OF: CONSTANCE H. BONK tration by filing a petition to termiRepresentative or both. Any claim 12764 Cold Springs Drive, Hunt- nate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of not filed within that period is ley, IL 60142 the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28barred. Copies of a claim filed with Date and Place of Death: March 4). the Clerk must be mailed or deliv21, 2014 / Huntley, Illinois ered to the Representative and to /s/ Kathleen Bonk the attorney within 10 days after it Case No. 14 P 250 Executor has been filed. PUBLICATION NOTICE 5. On April 22, 2014, an Order (Published in the Kane County INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Admitting the Will to Probate and Chronicle, May 20, 27 & June 3, Appointing the Representative was TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS & LEGATEES 2014.) entered. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original 1. Notice is hereby given of the PUBLIC NOTICE Order Admitting the Will to Probate, death of Constance H. Bonk who you may file a petition with the died on March 21, 2014, a resi- TO: Occupant, Federico BeltranCourt to require proof of the validity dent of 12764 Cold Springs Drive, Casas, Jose Godinho, Federico Beltran-Casas, Jose Beltan, Wendy of the Will by testimony or witness- Huntley, Illinois. es to the Will in open Court, or oth- 2. The Representative for the es- Moreno, Wendy Martinez, Martin er evidence, as provided in Article tate is: Kathleen Bonk a/k/a Kath- Perez, Jose Campos, Florentino VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). leen Kalemba, 11 Woodview Lane, Luna, Jessica Diaz, Deutsche Bank 7. Within six (6) months after Algonquin, IL 60102. National Trust Company as Trustee the effective date of the original Or- 3. The Attorney for the estate is: for Long Beach Mortgage Loan, der Admit-ting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284). /s/ Jennifer Nagle Attorney for Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 6, 13 & 20, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ROBERT H. KOHLERT, Deceased. General No. 14 P 230 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION

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