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Monarchs and other butterflies Remember watching a plump caterpillar become a jade-green capsule, and transform into a beautiful monarch butterfly in your elementary school classroom? The metamorphosis of this brilliantly colored butterfly through its four life stages – from egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (chrysalis) and into an adult butterfly – serves as a fantastic introduction to the natural world for little learners. But did you know this species takes flight for a magnificent migration across the nation each year? It is awe-inspiring to think that the monarch butterfly, a species so small and humble, lays claim to one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Each year, millions of monarch butterflies embark on a marvelous migratory phenomenon from Canada and the U.S. to central Mexico’s forests. Their migration, the largest of any insect, can be up to 3,000 miles. However, vanishing habitats, extreme weather and increased use of herbicides have significantly diminished monarch migration numbers. According to a report

PARK PERSPECTIVES Natalie Seidel issued by the World Wildlife Fund-Telcel Alliance and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Office of the Mexican government, the monarch population in Mexico was the lowest recorded since 1993. A New York Times article finds that Mexico’s low of 60 million monarchs in 2012 had fallen to less than three million this past autumn. Some experts fear this great migration could be near collapse, the article states. What can we do to save this magnificent migratory species? Planting milkweed in your garden can help. For the survival of their species, monarchs must lay their eggs on milkweed plants. Once hatched, monarch larvae eat milkweed leaves as their first meal. Milkweed eaten by the larvae builds into a poisonous defense system against predators. Planting milkweed invites butterflies to lay eggs and complete their life cycle’s

first two stages in your backyard. The Butterfly House at Peck Farm Park is home to more than 2,000 butterflies – including monarchs – each summer. More than 18,000 visitors will discover a pupa hatching cage, learn about the butterfly life cycle and be captivated by hundreds of butterflies fluttering from flower to flower – and maybe even onto their shoulder! Join us at the Adopt a Butterfly Party from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Adopt a live butterfly before releasing it into its new summer home at the Butterfly House. Participants will receive an official adoption certificate and earn stamps in a passport on a scavenger hunt through the park and Hawks Hollow Nature Playground. Cost is $15 a person. Participants younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. Peck Farm Park’s Butterfly House opens for its 2014 season Saturday. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday

through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is a requested donation of $2 a person or $5 a family. These donations fund the daily operation and maintenance of the Butterfly House, providing homes for butterflies and opportunities for our community to interact with these fascinating insects. Butterfly after-hours events from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 7 and July 11 will allow participants of all ages to gain behind-the-scenes access to the Butterfly House and create a butterfly garden stake for just $5. “On the Monarch Trail,” “Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden,” “Where Have all the Monarchs Gone?,” and other butterfly classes will take place later this summer. Peck Farm Park is at 4038 Kaneville Road in Geneva. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks.org.

• Natalie Seidel is marketing coordinator for the Geneva Park District and can be reached at 630-232-4542. Email her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

8LOCAL BRIEF Wilderness Escape offered at STC church ST. CHARLES – A summer event called “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” will be from June 23 to June 27 at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307

Cedar Ave., St. Charles. Children ages 3 through those entering fifth grade can step back in time at Wilderness Escape, exploring adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids at Wilderness Escape

VBS will join the efforts to help protect kids in Central Africa through a hands-on mission project called Imagine No Malaria, which will raise money to provide mosquito nets to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death

of a child or a mother. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $25 for the first child in a family, and $20 for each additional child. For information, call 630-584-6680, or register at www.bakermemorialchurch.org.

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CHRONICLE Geneva resident Nick Dahlheim, 30, was at Starbucks in Geneva when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up? Aurora Pets? A papillon named Gidget Who would play you in the movie of your life? Robert Redford or a young Brad Pitt First job? Mowing lawns As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A ditch digger. I was obsessed with my Tonka trucks. I became a teacher. I’m a substitute middle school teacher for Geneva. A book you’d recommend? Anything by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick Favorite charity? Catholic Relief Services or any local animal shelter Do you speak another language? Spanish What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy” What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met President Obama when he was campaigning for the U.S. Senate.

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WHAT: A free monthly community spaghetti dinner event is set. Donations are accepted for Elburn Lions charities. Dinners take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Elburn Lions Club, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn INFO: Visit www.elburnlions.com or call 630365-6315.

Fine Art Show in St. Charles WHAT: The Downtown St. Charles Partnership presents the 16th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show. Art talks will take place in the participating artist booth, which will allow artists to talk about the inspiration and process of their work while sharing multiple pieces. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. WHERE: Riverside Avenue, between Route 64 and Illinois Avenue, St. Charles INFO: Admission is free. For information, visit www.stcharlesfineartshow.com.

Fun Horse Show event in Maple Park WHAT: HorsePower Therapeutic Riding will be hosting a Fun Horse Show event. Twenty-seven riders of all ages with special needs

will be demonstrating their skills and enthusiasm. A casual schooling show is planned, and riders are preparing to compete in classes such as costume, egg and spoon, obstacle course and dressage. The public is welcome to attend. The admission fee is a $5 donation. Those 10 and younger are free. Lunch will be provided for a donation. WHEN: Monday. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Fox Chase Farm, 46W276 Route 38, Maple Park INFO: Visit www.horsepowertr.com.

Hultgren staff in Sugar Grove WHAT: U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, will have staff members from his Geneva office traveling throughout the 14th Congressional District during the month of May to meet with constituents. Staff will be available for a full day to address any issues constituents may have with federal agencies, listen to concerns and deliver those concerns directly to the congressman. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today WHERE: Sugar Grove Village Hall, 10 Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove

Habitat restoration set at Bliss Woods WHAT: A habitat restoration work day is set. Participants will be pulling and bagging garlic

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Elburn Lions host community dinner

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mustard, an invasive plant that can degrade native woodlands. Participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes and work gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break. Children younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday WHERE: Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove INFO: Email maryoxie@sbcglobal.net or call Rob Cleave with the Kane County Forest Preserve at 630-232-5980.

Elburn Chamber plans golf outing WHAT: The Elburn Chamber of Commerce has planned its annual golf outing. Nonmembers are welcome. The cost is $125 for golf and dinner, $95 for golf only and $35 for a steak dinner only. WHEN: June 5. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. WHERE: Hughes Creek Golf Club, 1749 Spring Valley Drive, Elburn INFO: Visit www.elburn.com to register. Those interested in sponsoring the event or making a donation may call Bill Brauer at 630-3654400 or Dan Murphy at 630-3656569.

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Sierra Club wants cities to demand investigation By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Residents plan to urge Batavia and Geneva city leaders to demand an investigation into Prairie State Energy Campus and Peabody Energy. The Sierra Club held a meeting Tuesday attended by about 50 people at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. Betsy Zinser of Batavia and Bill Scown of Geneva

spoke about the consequences of the contracts their cities signed. The cities of Batavia and Geneva each have entered into a purchase agreement with the Prairie State Energy Campus, which is a coal-fired power plant some residents associate with increased electricity costs and environmental damage. The plant, located in Marissa, Illinois, was proposed and developed by Peabody Energy in the mid-2000s, ac-

cording to a Feb. 28 letter from Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan demanding an investigation into Prairie State Energy Campus. A Peabody Energy spokesperson late Tuesday afternoon told the Kane County Chronicle the company only has a 5 percent stake in Prairie State and referred questions about it to the officials of that campus. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns said he did not plan

8LOCAL BRIEFS Registration open for magic classes, camps Registration is open for students to attend magic classes and magic camps this summer taught by professional magician Scott Piner. In cooperation with Costume and Magic Outlet, Steel Beam 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 Costume 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.

on attending the meeting in a voice message left for a reporter at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, roughly 30 minutes after the meeting started. “We did receive an invitation, but the invitation was clear that this was not a quote ‘discussion,’ ” it was just simply a presentation from their perspective,” Burns said in the message. “We certainly respect their opinions.” Betsy Zinser, one of the speakers at the event, said that the Attorney General’s

Office wants actual cities that have purchase agreements with Prairie State to demand the investigation. To that effect, the Sierra Club will gather petitions June 1 in Geneva, addressed to the Batavia and Geneva city councils and their respective mayors, urging them to demand the investigation. The Sierra Club also urged residents to address the city councils during the public comment portions of the councils’ June 2 meetings.

GENEVA Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The Philharmonic will perform classical favorites. The ensembles will offer the audience the opportunity to sing-along to Broadway musicals as well as patriotic pieces in honor of the Independence Day holiday. The program will conclude with the traditional playing of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” conducted by Rogina. The concert is free and open to the public. Visitors can bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and they are invited to bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from the concessions available at Pottawatomie

Park. This concert is made possible through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For information, call 630476-9072, or visit www. FVacademy.org.

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Ride to benefit homeless veterans set for July 12 BATAVIA – A 75-mile motorcycle ride supporting homeless veterans is set for July 12 at the Batavia VFW, 645 S. River St., Batavia. The event will also feature live music, food, vendors, raffles and a best bike contest. Call 630-966-9000 for information. Private or corporate sponsors are wanted.

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

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Waubonsee Community College grad is mother, leader, future nurse By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com Liz Makula’s graduation ceremony is Thursday at Waubonsee Community College, but her studies won’t stop there. The Batavia resident plans to enroll in online courses towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing and possibly pick up a job. “I figure if I handled three honor societies, a couple of other student organizations and school, I can handle work and school,” Makula said Tuesday. Makula has handled much more than a heavy courseload in recent years. Her initial Waubonsee enrollment in 2007 was derailed by an asthma treatment that left her in the hospital or sick. Makula, 29, first was diagnosed with asthma when she was 20. “A lot of kids grow out of it; I grew into it,” she said. Makula withdrew from courses until she got her asthma under control in 2010. She

Liz Makula of Batavia is a Waubonsee Community College Class of 2014 graduate.

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would end up in the hospital later in the year for a different reason – her pregnancy. Makula had preeclampsia, a condition in which pregnant women develop high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine that is cured only by delivering the baby. Not only did the experience result in the birth of Makula’s daughter Abby, it also made her think seriously about becoming a nurse. “She came down to my level; she encouraged me,” Makula said of one her Delnor Hospital nurses. “She made me feel like I wasn’t a part of her routine.” Makula continued with

H SHADY I LL GARDENS Spring has started slowly this year, but there are plenty of fresh, home grown plants at Shady Hill. Fill your garden or fill your planters and enjoy them all summer long.

her Waubonsee classes and joined the nursing program in fall 2012 after completing the prerequisite courses. Along the way, she became president of Phi Theta Kappa and vice president of the National Technical Honor Society. Makula said she was able to juggle school and family thanks to support from her parents and her husband Jeff’s parents. She said there were times where she could have easily given up, but she is happy she never did. “If you have a dream, you really should try to go for it,” Makula said. “It’s amazing to be near the end.”

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WAUBONSEE VOICES Mekenah Merrill for the Lucile Gustafson Scholarship at Waubonsee. Receiving the scholarship flipped my future upside down and introduced me to the community college experience. I have taken my time at Waubonsee in stride, absorbing any opportunity the college has offered me. Applying for the student trustee position was one of the scariest decisions I have had to make because it is the biggest student leadership position on campus, and I did not know if I was ready for something that serious. However, being the 201314 student trustee has been one of the best experiences of

my life. I have had the privilege of sitting on the board of trustees at the college and working with amazing board members, who have taken me under their wing. I have also worked closely with the president of the college, Dr. Christine Sobek, who has never failed to ask me about my life and take the time to get to know me personally. I was able to work with other student trustees around the state as a member of the Illinois Community College Board Student Advisory Committee, where I took advantage of many networking opportunities and made close friendships with students from all over. I have traveled to Colorado and Washington, D.C., lobbied at Capitol Hill, and worked with legislators in

Springfield. My student trustee position has launched me into so many great experiences that will benefit my resume and future career. My advice for students looking into colleges right now – take your local community college into account because there are so many opportunities that you might miss by overlooking an inexpensive option for your future. Graduation will be Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. It will be a bittersweet moment; I am sad to leave the campus and the people behind, but I am excited to graduate (in air conditioning for the first time!) and see what comes next in my life. As far as my future goes, I will be attending the University of Illinois to double

p.m. May 29 on the proposed allocation of funds for senior services in its eight-county service area in fiscal year 2015, including more than $1.6 million in Kane County, states a news release. The local hearing will take place at the Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois Field Office, 245 W. Roosevelt Road, Building 6, Units 41-43, West

Chicago. An additional meeting is taking place the same day in Lockport. Those unable to attend the public hearings may send written comments to the agency at the above address by May 30. To learn more, call 815-9390727 or email info@ageguide. org.

major in East Asian languages and cultures with a focus in Mandarin Chinese, and global studies with a focus in governance. I will also be continuing my leadership as the newly appointed secretary of the Illinois Board of Higher Education Student Advisory Committee, where I will represent both universities and community colleges in Illinois.

• Mekenah Merrill is finishing up her one-year term as Waubonsee Community College’s student trustee and is a proud member of the college’s Class of 2014. The “Waubonsee Voices” column runs the third Wednesday of each month in the Kane County Chronicle. Comments and questions can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Secretary of State mobile unit available June 4 BATAVIA – Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Eastside Community Center and the Batavia Park District, will offer drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license, obtain a duplicate or corrected license or obtain an Illinois identification card. White’s mobile unit will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at the Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia. A Rules of the Road review course also will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license

or identification card need only present a current valid driver’s license or identification card. If the applicant is applying for either a duplicate or corrected driver’s license or identification card, the applicant must present two forms of identification. To find out what documents are considered acceptable identification, call 217-7827044 or visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/ pdf_publications/dsd_x173.pdf.

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As the days until the Waubonsee Community College commencement ceremony dwindle down, I catch myself looking back at how quickly my two years at the college have flown by. One minute I am sitting on the couch working my way through the college’s Electronic Registration and Planning (E-RAP) tutorial, and the next I am writing my graduation speech and figuring out what shoes will look best with my graduation dress. If you would have asked me two years ago what my plans were for the future, I would have told you some elaborate plan to go out of state to a big university and never come home. I did not have community college anywhere on my radar until my high school counselor urged me to apply

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Deadline for Animal Control post nears By ASHLEY SLOBODA asloboda@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Those interested in becoming Kane County’s next Animal Control administrator have until the end of the week to submit their application. The county posted the position May 8, a day after Interim Administrator Robert Sauceda resigned amid a personnel

investigation. Applications are due Friday. Kane County Health Department Executive Director Barb Jeffers said Tuesday she hasn’t counted the number of applicants but noted, “They are coming in.” The health department oversees Animal Control. Jeffers would like the position filled as soon as possible but said there is no projected

timetable for filling the vacancy. The hiring process will include a review of applicants, interviews and a recommendation by County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen, Jeffers said. The County Board will vote on his recommendation. In the meantime, health department personnel are stepping in.

While it is challenging because it means redirecting someone’s work to Animal Control, Jeffers said, it is no different than managing any other vacancy. “You can’t shut down the shelter because you have a vacancy,” she said. Saturday, Animal Control hosted its first dog jog event. Jeffers told the Public Health Committee Tuesday the 5K

was a success and raised more than $900 for the shelter. In addition to acting as a marketing opportunity for Animal Control – and the animals up for adoption – the dog jog promoted health and wellness, Jeffers said. She noted the event, which had about 30 participants, has potential for great turnout. “I think we can only get better,” she said.

tary particles) and the large (the universe). In addition, he worked on a neutrino experiment and is currently leading a team of astronomers. The Fermilab Lecture Series takes place in Ramsey Auditorium, located in Wilson Hall, the high-rise building on the campus of Fermilab. Admission is $7. Reserve tickets by phoning 630-8402787 or purchase online with

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shop at Wasco Nursery and Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles. For information, call 630-5844424 or visit www.wasconursery.com. The cost is $10, in advance. Participants can how to plan and plant a vegetable garden with Vicki Hagstotz, a University of Illinois Extension master gardener.

8LOCAL BRIEFS ‘Quantum Universe’ set for June 11 at Fermilab BATAVIA – An event, “The Quantum Universe,” featuring Hitoshi Murayama of the University of California, Berkeley, is set for 8 p.m. June 11 at Fermilab, which is at Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia. Murayama is a theoretical physicist who works on the connection between the physics of the small (elemen-

Roller derby team holds recruitment event today SYCAMORE – The Barbed Wire Betties roller derby team will have a recruitment night and open skate event at 6:30 p.m. today at the Kishwaukee YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road, Sycamore.

Growing healthy food event set for tonight ST. CHARLES – A program, “Grow Healthy Food in Your Own Backyard,” is set from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at the pond

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GRADUATION 2014: This is part two in a five-part series celebrating our local graduating seniors.

A REASON TO CELEBRATE Batavia’s Jacob Livingston embraced high school experience By ERIC SCHELKOPF

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eschelkopf@shawmedia.com When Batavia High School senior Jacob Livingston speaks to his fellow graduates Wednesday during their graduation ceremony at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, he will remind them of what they have been through. “Graduation is a day to all come together and just enjoy the fact that we’re there,” Livingston said. “Not everyone has had the same high school experience as I have, but we all have one thing in common – we made it through these four years and we’re here together. And that’s something in itself to celebrate.” The Kane County Chronicle this week is highlighting local high school graduating seniors. The Batavia High School graduation is set for 7 p.m. today. Livingston has had to overcome challenges, including the death of his mother, Joan Livingston, during his freshman year. She died of breast cancer. A year after his mother died, Livingston’s younger sister, Sarah, battled Burkitt’s lymphoma. She is now in remission. Livingston has been active in a wide range of activities. After participating in football and track his fresh-

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. man year, Livingston started acting. “Theater has really gotten me through a lot,” he said. “It’s so magical, and it’s so rewarding to be a part of a show here, and then experience that with all of your friends.” During his freshman year, he participated in his first musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” playing the character of the dentist. “I had done theater in middle school, but it was more like a hobby,” Livingston said. “It wasn’t like a passion of mine until I got to the high school level, and then I really found my love for it.” He said he loves being on stage and performing. “It’s how I express myself,” Jacobson said. “It’s who I am.” Livingston will be pursuing a degree in acting when he goes to Millikin University this fall. He wants to be part of the acting world in some capacity. “When I get out of college, I want to audition,” he said. “Eventually, I see

myself teaching theater and directing and stuff like that in a high school or middle school.” He is graduating with a 3.75 GPA and is in the top quarter of his class. “I try not to dwell on my grades too much, but they are very, very important to me,” Livingston said. “I’ve always been a stickler on myself for the grades. I always tell myself, if I don’t do my homework and I don’t get good grades, then I don’t get to do what I love here at the high school, which is music and theater.” Along with acting on stage, Livingston also is a member of Batavia High School’s improv troupe, “But Seriously, Folks...” Earlier this year, he was selected to perform in the All State Improv Troupe at the 39th annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival. Being part of the troupe is his favorite activity, Livingston said. “That’s the true way I get to really express my love for theater,” he said. “I like to make people laugh, and there is so much leg room to just experiment and go with it.” Dominic Cattero, director of the improv troupe and manager of the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, said he has been impressed with Livingston’s work in the troupe.

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‘Don’t stress out’ about college, Rosary grad says By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – After finishing her first year of college, Colleen Madlinger has some advice for those high school students about to graduate. “Be mindful of college, but don’t stress out about it,” Madlinger said in an email interview. “Spend more time on making connections than on getting perfect grades [unless you’re pre-med]. Find a professor whose research you might be interested in, and send them an email. You don’t have anything to lose. Get involved with different activities and Colleen make friends with Madlinger upperclassmen, especially those in your major.” Madlinger is attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after graduating from Rosary High School in 2013. Her family lives near Batavia. She is pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering. Madlinger also said she is considering getting a minor in Japanese, as she has started to study the language while at MIT. “Also, MIT has this great program, MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives, which makes it easy to work abroad during my time at MIT,” Madlinger wrote. “Right now, I am working toward going to Japan the summer after my sophomore year to work at The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.” Although she is away from her family, Madlinger said she is too busy to be homesick. “Time flies by so fast here, and there is always something to be done, which doesn’t leave much time for homesickness,” she said. “For me, it feels like I saw my family a month ago during winter break, but obviously more time than a month has passed.” Outside of academics, Madlinger also is a member of the MIT Alpine Ski Team and is an

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Batavia High School senior Jacob Livingston has a 3.75 GPA and is in the top quarter of his class. He is involved in theatrical productions at Batavia High School, including being a member of the BHS improv troupe, “But Seriously, Folks.”

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Kaneland senior finds time working with kids to be rewarding Kaneland High School senior Jordan Thelander is involved in the school’s early childhood program. She will be attending Missouri State, with the intention of becoming a high school Spanish teacher.

By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com MAPLE PARK – Although she was smiling, happy to talk about the time she spends with preschool-age children during the early morning hours, Jordan Thelander confessed that she wouldn’t be described as a morning person. “I’m not an early riser,” she said. “I do not like mornings, but it’s worth it to work with the kids.” The Kaneland High School senior said she knew early in life that she’d want to be a teacher. Know more He re rr emmoetmh -bers that, The Kane at age 9, she County Chronpitched in icle continues as a “mothits annual series er’s helper” this week profil- for friends, ing graduating and she said seniors from lo- her daughcal high schools. ter “kind of gets fought This year, we also will provide o v e r a s a tutor and a an update on baby-sitter.” graduates we have previously S h e w a k e s up early to featured. arrive at 6:45 a.m. at the Fox Valley Career Center, on the Kaneland campus, to work at its Small World Learning Center. “She’s always been saying, since she was little, ‘I’m going to be a teacher,’ ” said her mother, Denise Thelander. “It’s never changed.” The Kane County Chronicle this week is highlighting local high school graduating

seniors. Kaneland’s graduation is set for 4 p.m. June 1 at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center. Jordan Thelander is headed to Missouri State, and she is going to study to become a teacher. But her mother said the family was a bit taken aback when she said she would be aiming to become a high school Spanish teacher, rather than pursue a career in early childhood. “My husband and I said the same thing, when she said she wanted to be a high school teacher – are you sure?” Denise Thelander said. “She said, ‘I really think that’s where I’ll do the most good.’ ” J o r d a n T h e l a n d e r e xplained she has taken four years of Spanish and hopes to major in Spanish education.

She added she is president of Kaneland’s Spanish Club, as well as the Future Educators Association. Other honors she noted included membership in the

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National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. She placed in a Skills USA state competition in the

Abby Michels said she’s heard from plenty of people about how easy it is to become a teacher. Michels, a 2011 graduate of Kaneland High School, said she’s found that thinking to be incorrect. “ P e o ple say you don’t need Abby to know that Michels much to be a teacher, or it doesn’t take that much work to be a teacher,” she said. “But it’s a lot. It’s definitely a profession.” The Kane County Chronicle is looking back at recent high school graduates who have been

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8OBITUARIES Born: Jan. 6, 1922 Died: May 17, 2014

Ethel; his parents; and sister. A private family memorial and cremation has taken place. Bill would have liked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Salvation Army whose services benefited him during his childhood in the Depression. For information, call the Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, at 630-232-7337. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

STEVEN ALLEN MARTIN Born: Feb. 10, 1950 Died: May 19, 2014

away at his home Monday, May 19, 2014. He was born to Allen John and Audrey Fox Martin in Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 10, 1950. Steve attended Fairmont West High School in Kettering, Ohio, was a graduate of Princeton University and attained an MBA from Wharton Business School. He had a successful business career in the United States and Asia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Audrey. Steve is survived by his loving wife, Vevia; daughter, Samantha and her husband, Dustin; brother, David and his wife, Ana, along with their children, Derek and Keith. A memorial celebrating his life will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 23. The

visitation will be at 2 p.m. Friday for the family to receive friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bartlett Nature Center at James “Pate” Philip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett, IL 60103. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, 630-232-7337 or like it on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

ST. CHARLES – Steven Allen Martin, 64, of St. Charles, passed

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GENEVA – William T. Cox, 92, longtime Geneva resident, died Saturday, May 17, 2014. Bill was born Jan. 6, 1922, the second child of Tracy W. and Hazel (Scott) Cox in Rock Island. Bill and his family moved to Geneva in 1956 when he accepted a job with Burgess-Norton. Bill and Ethel (Williams) were married Jan. 24, 1942, by a justice of the peace in Davenport, Iowa. In 1937, Bill fudged his age and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving until 1939 when he was honorably discharged; he also served in the U.S. Navy SeaBees from 1943 through 1945 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was honored to volunteer for service.

During his long career with Burgess-Norton, Bill worked as a metallurgist and developed the hardening agent DH-5. He worked at Burgess-Norton from 1955 until his retirement in 1989. Bill was a life member of Masonic Trinity Lodge #208, Davenport, the American Legion Post #75, Geneva, and the American Society of Metals. He contributed many hours to the Kane County Sheriff’s Patrol. He is survived by his children, David (Lois) Cox of Geneva and Billie Cox of Phillips, Wis.; five grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Cox, Patrick (Amber) Cox and Terra Cox of Geneva and Renee Lightburn of Denver and Tracey Lightburn of Seattle; three great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Evan and Joslynn of Geneva; brother, Carl (Donna) of Arizona; and brother-in-law, Sam (Karen) Williams of Florida. Having lived a long life, Bill was preceded in death by his wife,

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 at 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. Third St., Geneva, with a service at 5:30 p.m.

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

Early childhood teacher describes Thelander as ‘dedicated,’ ‘quite the involved young lady’ • THELANDER Continued from page 10

Jordan Thelander Kaneland senior laundry, doing dishes and preparing cribs for babies. She helps put toys away and helps with lesson plans. She said the experience has helped her understand what teachers face, understanding that there are more students than teachers and learning how to adjust when time spent planning “something perfect” can go awry. It’s most rewarding, she

said, when she sees the youngsters grow to toddlers and can see their development from a very young age. She said some of her peers wonder why she does it, but she said there is much she enjoys. “Some of my friends think I’m crazy,” she said. “They ask, why do you get up so early? But I get to work with the kids.”

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early childhood category. Brenda Renaud, an early childhood teacher in the Fox Valley Career Center and the director of the Small World Learning Center, said Jordan Thelander works with children from six weeks to 5 years old and helps plan developmentally appropriate experiences for the youths. “She’s a hard worker,” Renaud said. “She’s dedicated, and she’s quite the involved young lady.” Jordan Thelander described busy days there, including duties such as

“Some of my friends think I’m crazy. They ask, why do you get up so early? But I get to work with the kids.”

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8LOCAL BRIEF CD submission deadline extended for contest GENEVA – The demo CD submission deadline for Geneva Park District’s Battle of the Band has been extended to May 30. Staff will screen demo CDs, and notify chosen bands to play in the June 16 competition. Battle of the Bands for those ages 12-19 will begin at 4 p.m. at downtown Geneva’s Third Street stage, across the street from the Kane County Courthouse. Audience admission is free. The winning band will receive prizes and a chance to move

on to the regional competition. It will perform at 6 p.m. June 20 during Swedish Days. Bands must submit a demo CD and band information sheet to Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave., Geneva, IL 60134, Attn: Battle of the Bands. Band information sheets are available online at www.genevaparks.org or in-person at Sunset Community Center. Once selected for the competition, bands must fill out a band agreement form, and pay the $10 ($20 nonresident) registration fee.

Madlinger enjoying her college experience • MADLINGER Continued from page 9 associate production editor at the MIT newspaper, The

Tech. All in all, Madlinger said she has been enjoying her college experience. “I’ve met some of the most diverse and inspiring

students here,” Madlinger said. “The autonomy – being able to cook for myself, go where I want, and choose my own hours – is fabulous.”

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Batavia senior: ‘I like to keep things happy’ • LIVINGSTON Continued from page 9 “He is a true team player,” Cattero said. “I think it has really transformed him as a performer.” Even though he has taken the stage many times, Livingston said he still gets nervous before every show. “I get nervous every single night before I go on stage,” he said. “I get butterflies, I feel sick to my stomach, and my knees get wobbly. But the minute I step on stage, it goes away.” Livingston said he is not afraid to try new things, such as when he and other students performed improv acts during the opening of the Batavia Fine Arts Centre when he was a sophomore. “Everything we do here at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre

is a challenge, and you always have something to take away from it and you always learn something,” Livingston said. “It’s really a magical place, this department and the directors we have and everything.” Batavia High School Principal JoAnne Smith called Livingston one of the most positive students she has ever met. “Even through his personal challenges, he is such a positive force at Batavia High School,” Smith said. Staying positive is Livingston’s mantra. “I like to keep things happy, because I’ve had some sad things happen, so I like to keep things positive,” Livingston said. “It just makes for a better experience in high school and the memories that we want to cherish forever.”

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8LOCAL BRIEFS BATAVIA – A fundraising event is set to benefit the Hubert family of Batavia. Mike Hubert is fighting lymphoma, and a collection of essential goods is being collected. Donations can be dropped off any time today at 393 Meadowrue Lane, Batavia. Welcome items include gift cards for local stores or gas stations, bottled water, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap and more essential items.

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Tech company relocates ELGIN – CTI Technology, an Elgin-based IT company, is moving its headquarters today to 1752 Capital St., Suite 300, Elgin. The new office will allow the company to hire more staff and service more clients. Visit www.ctinc.com for information.

Center to host 5K run, walk event June 14 AURORA – The Pregnancy Information Center’s second annual 5K run and walk event is set for June 14 at Christ Community Church, 40W098 Galena Blvd., Aurora, utilizing Gilman Trail. Runner registration will cost $35 through June 6. Registration on the day of the event will cost $45. Dogs and strollers are welcome. This event will raise awareness in our community of the free and confidential services provided by Pregnancy Information Center, as well as raise funds to support the organization’s mission. Register online at www. rupregnant.com/pic-events.

For information, contact race director Penny Hyle at penny@ rupregnant.com or 630-8968600, ext. 11. The race begins at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 8:10 a.m.

Contest seeks entries ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Fair Talent Contest is seeking entries. It is open to any person or group residing in Kane County. There are two divisions – junior division, which includes those ages 14 and younger, and the senior division, for those ages 15 to 21. Among those who have participated in the past are singers, dancers, instrumentalists, bands, vocal groups, acrobats, magicians, ventriloquists and comedians. Auditions will be June 14 at St. Patrick Catholic School, 787 Crane Road, St. Charles. Finals will be July 14 at the Kane County Fairgrounds. All who wish to enter the contest must submit an entry form by June 9. Those interested may receive a free entry form by calling 847622-9935, emailing KaneCoTalent@aol.com or visiting www. kanecountyfair.com.

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Elburn • Patrick R. Schoff, 18, of the 100 block of South Rand Road, Lake Zurich, was ticketed Friday, May 9, for street racing after police received complaints of two vehicles speeding down Spalding Avenue in Elburn. A 17-year-old motorist also was charged. • Prescription medicine was reported stolen Sunday, May 4, from a house in the 500 block of Downing Street, Elburn. St. Charles • K. Patrick Williams, 57, of the 500 block of Wingfoot Drive, North Aurora, was charged Monday, May 19, with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane use. • Joseph Allen Hopkins, 42, of the 300 block of Beatrice Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Friday, May 16, with driving under the influence of alcohol and not having a rear registration plate light. • Santiago Gonzales, 36, of the 4400 block of North Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, was charged Friday, May 16, with felony retail theft for reportedly stealing a watch and four pairs of sunglasses from Von Maur, 3810 E. Main St., St. Charles.

• Jesse Michael Acevedo, 19, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, May 17, with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Elliot R. Covarrubias, 18, of the 6N500 block of Randall Road, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, May 17, with possession of marijuana. • Juan C. Medina, 19, of the 34W800 block of South James Drive, St. Charles, was charged Saturday, May 17, with underage drinking. • Jamal W. Abu-Gheida, 18, of the 7N200 block of Hickory Lane, Elgin, was charged Saturday, May 17, with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, illegal possession of alcohol and hit-and-run of an unattended vehicle. • John Michael Mudaro, 55, of the 10100 block of Schiller Boulevard, Franklin Park, was charged Sunday, May 18, with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to signal when required. • Gina L. DeHart, 22, of the 4N200 block of Pioneer Court, St. Charles, was charged Sunday, May 18, with public drunkenness.

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Michels makes her mark at Lewis University Continued from page 10 featured in its annual series the past few years. Michels was profiled in 2011 as a Golden Apple Scholar, a recognition for Illinois high school students who aspire to become teachers. Now a junior at Lewis University, Michels remains on that path. She said she learned it’s not easy. “There are lesson plans you have to make that are super specific,” she said, pointing out that “you have to make sure you plan for highly proficient students, your struggling learners. … You have to be specific with everything.” Her plans are to become a student-teacher by spring 2015

and continue moving toward a career in elementary education. Michels, the daughter of Val and Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels, has made her mark at Lewis beyond the classroom, as well. Michels is a student supervisor for intramural sports and

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OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Stamping out hunger To the Editor: The National Association of Letter Carriers held its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 10. The Geneva letter carriers collected 4,417 pounds of food that were donated to the St. Peter Community Food Pantry in Geneva. We want to thank every one of these carriers for their time and effort. Our Geneva neighbors also deserve kudos for their generous donations, as well as the volunteers who spent their Saturday afternoon sorting and storing the donations for our next distribution. In April, our food pantry served 427 households, totaling 1,564 people, so there continues to be a need for our services. Our sincere gratitude to everyone who helped to make this annual event so successful. Deborah Awe, Betsy Metcalfe and Bill Spencer Co-directors of the St. Peter Community Food Pantry

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Commencement speeches should not be limited to Dr. Seuss quotes THE WASHINGTON POST On Monday, reporters scrutinized the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University, where Jill Abramson, the recently ousted New York Times executive editor, delivered a modest address. But to our minds, the bigger news this graduation season has been the large number of colleges and universities that have been impoverished by intolerance as student and faculty activists chased away public figures. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pulled out of speaking at Rutgers University following objections to her involvement in the Iraq war. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde withdrew from offering an

address at Smith College after a student petition protested the IMF’s “strengthening of imperialist and patriarchal systems that oppress and abuse women worldwide.” Students and alumni at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education demanded that the school rescind its invitation to Colorado state Sen. Michael Johnston (D), because he “embraces a vision of education reform that relies heavily on test-based accountability.” Haverford College lost the opportunity to hear from a leader in higher education when students and staff dissuaded Robert J. Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, from addressing its graduates. Activists at the Pennsyl-

vania school objected to Birgeneau’s role in the forceful dispersion of a 2011 Occupy protest at Berkeley, and they sought to condition his appearance on his compliance with a series of “restorative” measures that included “a full accounting of one’s violation,” an open letter about “what you learned” and a “pledge to become a leader in how universities ensure that protesters’ rights are respected.” Instead of submitting a Soviet-style forced confession, Birgeneau declined to appear. Haverford’s commencement ceremonies went on with a pinch-orator, former Princeton President William G. Bowen. Rather than shy from the controversy, Bowen on Sunday admirably defended the principles that some in attendance had

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renounced – the essential value of open debate and orderly disagreement. “I am disappointed that those who wanted to criticize Birgeneau’s handling of events at Berkeley chose to send him such an intemperate list of ‘demands,’ ” Bowen said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “In my view, they should have encouraged him to come and engage in a genuine discussion, not to come, tail between his legs, to respond to an indictment that a self-chosen jury had reached without hearing counter-arguments.” Responding to a student’s comment that keeping Birgeneau off campus was a “minor victory,” Mr. Bowen said, “I regard this outcome as a defeat, pure and simple, for Haverford – no victory

for anyone who believes, as I think most of us do, in both openness to many points of view and mutual respect.” Bowen also faulted Birgeneau for allowing himself to be cowed. The Haverford mess is not the only or even the most upsetting example. Should we be encouraged that Harvard is turning out future educational leaders who take pride in blocking speech with which they might disagree? Commencement addresses should not be limited to quotations from Dr. Seuss and unremarkable advice to which no one could possibly object. Good for Bowen, who declined to insult the intelligence of supposedly educated women and men by letting the loudest voices in the audience win.

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Restaurant has reopened as a banquet facility By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com

On the Web Fishermen’s Inn, located at 43W901 Main Street Road, near Elburn, will hold a communitywide open house from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There will be food available for purchase until 8 p.m. and a cash bar will be available until 11 p.m. More information about Fishermen’s Inn is available by going to www.fishermensinnelburn.com.

able for purchase until 8 p.m., and a cash bar will be available until 11 p.m. The restaurant’s former owner, the late Ralph Schleifer, was Patricia Southern’s great-uncle. He owned Fishermen’s Inn from 1972 until he died in 2005. Orville Mercer and his family started Fishermen’s Inn in 1964, in a renovated barn built in 1898. In 1972, the Mercers sold Fishermen’s Inn to Ralph Schleifer and his wife, Anne. Patricia and Mark Southern had spent a lot of time renovating Fishermen’s Inn. “It was definitely deteriorating,” Patricia Southern said. “It took about a year and a half to renovate it. We used a lot of reclaimed barn wood from local barns. We also completely redid the outside and added extra gardens.” Information about Fishermen’s Inn is available by going to www.fishermensinnelburn.com.

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Kristy Simon (with scissors) celebrates the opening of the new location for Soaring Heart Vintage at 138 N. Main St., Elburn, during an Elburn Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. With her are Bo Smith (from left), Justin Smitherman, Dan Murphy, Tom Simon, Bob Britz and Karen Park. Soaring Heart is a vintage gift shop, and Kristy Simon said there are six other dealers in the shop. The store is moving from its previous location, which was across the street. The new location is much larger. Information about the store can be found at its Facebook page.

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ELBURN – After reopening for business in April, Fishermen’s Inn already has booked 42 weddings this year and 29 next year. That doesn’t surprise owner Patricia Southern too much. “Fishermen’s Inn had a great history and a great reputation,” she said. “We’re so lucky. We get to spend time with these couples on their happy days.” What has surprised her is that the reopened Fishermen’s Inn is garnering interest from as far away as California. Southern and her husband, Mark, purchased Fishermen’s Inn in October 2012, after it had been closed since 2009. Fishermen’s Inn is at 43W901 Main Street Road, near Elburn. In April, Fishermen’s Inn reopened as a banquet facility focusing on weddings. It will hold its first public event next month, when it has a communitywide open house from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 7. There will be food avail-

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Beno, Saints finally solve North Stars By JAY SCHWAB ST. CHARLES – The on-therise St. Charles East softball program was one win from a state championship last year, but it took a longer wait for the Saints to earn bragging rights in their own backyard. A sizzling pitching performance from senior Haley Beno allowed the Saints to shut down St. Charles North, 1-0, Tuesday as East put a stop to North’s five-year reign as conference champions. North has dominated the crosstown series in recent times so sealing a conference title by knocking off North carried extra cachet for the Saints. “There’s going to be a party on the bus ride home, for sure,” East senior left fielder Sarah Collalti said. North won the teams’ earlier meeting this season at East but Beno solved the North Stars this time, firing a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts, underscored by striking out the side against the bottom of North’s order to close the game. North’s two most dangerous hitters – Sabrina Rabin at the top of the lineup and cleanup hitter Abby Howlett –

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were hitless, although Howlett walked twice and was hit by a pitch that ricocheted off her helmet. Beno fought through several hitters’ counts to subdue North at key junctures, and fanned Allison Hausl with the bases loaded and two outs to end the fourth inning. “Obviously, I wanted to keep Sabrina Rabin off the bases, she’s so fast, and [third baseman Alex Latoria] did a great job doing that,” Beno said. “And I know all of them can hit. I was just trying to work around that.”

If the 80-plus degree weather wasn’t enough of an indication that the postseason is drawing near, a clutch hit from Collalti provided additional evidence. Collalti’s timely hits loomed large during East’s downstate run last year, and Tuesday she sailed a two-out, RBI double over North left fielder Delaney Olinger’s head for the game’s lone run in the top of the fifth. Tess Hupe, East’s leadoff hitter, went 3 for 3 on the day and reached on a bunt single before scoring on Collalti’s

double. “It’s always great to hit after Tess because she always reads the ‘D’ so well and then we always communicate about what the pitcher’s throwing and all that,” Collalti said. “And it’s really easy to hit RBIs when there’s Tess always in front of you on base.” East coach Kelly Horan was gratified to see several of her leaders come through in front of the large, crosstown crowd. “When you talk about who really played great today,

you’re talking about Tess, you’re talking about Beno, you’re talking about Sarah Collalti, and what’s the one thing that’s consistent about those three is they’re threeyear varsity starters that have played in a ton of tough situations and have played in championship games,” Horan said. “And that’s what today was. Today was a championship game, no doubt about it.” East (27-5, 17-2 UEC River) has only one conference game remaining against lightly regarded Larkin. North (187, 14-3 UEC River) will try to mimic East’s 2013 postseason success after finishing as conference runner-up. “It’s disappointing because we still feel we’re as good as anybody in the conference but we didn’t earn it today, and we got beat,” North coach Tom Poulin said. “So you just have to say great job to Beno. … I thought at the plate we were taking some strikes and swinging at balls.” While North had to settle for a pair of singles offensively – from shortstop Mickey Goetz and third baseman Erin Nemetz – the North Stars excelled defensively. Second baseman Kaitlyn Waslawski

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North baseball’s ties scrutinized Parents question connection with training center By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Heated backlash from parents of some St. Charles North freshmen who did not make North’s baseball program has prompted policy changes from the school’s athletic department, though the school denies favoritism was shown during tryouts to players that train through a private facility called The Infield, Inc. A group of parents cried foul after tryouts, contending that North’s freshman A and B teams were stacked with players who train at The Infield, a South Elgin facility where one of North’s assistant coaches, Sean Doherty, is program coordinator. In a recent interview with the Kane County Chronicle, North athletic director Dan Dolney stood by the integrity of North’s tryouts, but said other issues that came to light through the school’s internal probe – such as coaches using Twitter to direct athletes to open gym workouts and the prevalence of conducting workouts at off-campus sites, such as The Infield – are being addressed. Those changes won’t satisfy the core grievances of parents such as Rob Marshall. Marshall is convinced that his son, Dawson, did not receive a fair shake at tryouts compared to the boys who train at The Infield. Marshall contends that

all freshman players affiliated with The Infield made North’s team, and that some of them did not deserve spots. “This whole thing left a bad taste in my son’s mouth,” Marshall said. “He doesn’t really want to be part of this organization because he sees how tainted it is. It’s not that he got cut, it’s that the process is unfair.” North’s varsity baseball coach is Todd Dan Dolney Genke. Dolney said that Genke and Doherty – a former player under Genke and now a varsity assistant coach – played Todd Genke a minimal role in choosing the team’s freshman rosters, with the program’s freshman coaches, Wayne Demaar and Steve Anderson, taking the lead in that process. Dolney said that North runs a longer tryout than many schools in order to be as thorough as possible in evaluating athletes. Dolney said about 55 boys tried out for the freshman team, with 30 to 32 available spots. Inevitably, there are hard feelings when cuts are involved, Dolney said. “It’s not crossing their mind where did this kid play [outside of high school] … they want to get the best 30, 32 kids they can and hope that they progress and become varsity baseball players,” Dolney said. But some parents believe ties to The Infield have clouded coaches’ judgment. After a series of meetings with school officials at North yielded little

satisfaction, Marshall’s wife, Brook, and Dan Specht, the father of another North freshman who was cut from the baseball team, spoke out at last month’s District 303 school board meeting. Both discussed what they believe to be a conflict of interest, with Marshall citing tweets from Genke promoting offseason open gym sessions at The Infield. District 303 spokesman Jim Blaney said IHSA rules indicate communication about training sessions need to be distributed to all athletes in a program, not just those that might be following a coach on Twitter. “People love Twitter because it’s an effective way to communicate quickly, but you’re limited to only the people that follow you. So that particular part of this is something that did result in discipline [from within the district],” said Blaney, adding that the district is generally satisfied with North’s internal review. Dolney said coaches at the school have many “proven methods” available to spread the word about practices and open gyms aside from social media. “There are certain things we have here in school, announcements and the televisions and websites where we can get it out to the masses at that point,” Dolney said. Aside from narrowing the scope of social media use, Dolney said North athletics will move away from having team workouts at off-campus facilities that could be perceived as exclusionary or, in this case, tied too closely to a private organization. Coaches often like moving

workouts off campus because of a space crunch on campus at certain times of the year, but Dolney said the school will try to make more use of weekend hours to help accommodate the change in protocol. “If you keep it in-house, it’s easier to communicate with everybody and easier to almost assure that people are communicated with,” Dolney said. Dolney said he and North principal Audra Christenson communicated with the IHSA regarding the concerns raised this spring about the baseball program, and no sanctions are expected. Specht – president of the Fox Valley Red Bullz travel baseball program – said drawing attention to what he considers North baseball’s unfair way of operating is important in hopes that aspiring players can expect fair treatment in the future. “These people are clearly not criminals because they don’t know how to get away with anything,” Specht said. “They’re so blatantly arrogant with what they’re doing.” Dolney does not think North athletics – and the baseball program in particular – should be worried about its image in the aftermath of the contentious spring. “We have coaches with very high integrity,” Dolney said. “We have coaches that love St. Charles North and love those kids coming back after, one, two, three, four years down the line, and having those kids say how much they appreciated the coaches. I think as long as that continues, and I see it on a daily basis, and we continue to give kids opportunities, I think we’re going to be just fine.”

Beno showed she’s not afraid to take control in win against North • SAINTS Continued from page 17 was especially sharp, including a running catch in shallow, right-center field to deny East a run in the top of the third. Poulin said he’s been pushing Waslawski to be more assertive defensively in practice. “She doesn’t realize how good she is,” Poulin said.

“She’s very athletic. She’s an outfielder usually in the summer. She can track a ball and go get it as well as anybody.” Rabin pitched well for North as Hupe and Collalti accounted for all four East hits. But Beno (17-4), who usually is spoiled by East’s robust offense, showed that she’s not afraid to take control on a day that presented little margin for error.

“I prefer having more runs up there but it makes the game a lot more exciting for us,” Beno said. “ … I mean, we have great hitters on this team, and they score a lot, so I usually don’t have as much pressure when I’m in the circle.” Horan has coached in East’s program for nine years, the past five as head coach. This marks the Saints’ first conference title during that

span, and Horan wasn’t sure how long before the drought extends. North, of course, has had plenty to do with that. “Being a softball player in St. Charles has got to be every little kid’s dream,” Horan said. “You’re either going to go to East or North and see the two teams consistently play at a high level. It’s got to be exciting. What a great game.”

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PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls soccer: Geneva vs. Elk Grove at 3A Geneva Regional (resumption); St. Charles East vs. West Chicago at 3A West Chicago Regional (resumption), 4:30 p.m.; Burlington Central vs. Sycamore at 2A Burlington Central Regional, 7 p.m.; Rosary vs. IMSA at 2A Rosary Regional, 4:30 p.m. Baseball: Larkin at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North at Elgin, 4:30 p.m.; Yorkville at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; DeKalb at Burlington Central, 4:30 p.m. Softball: St. Charles North at Larkin, 4:30 p.m.; Elgin at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Batavia at Streamwood, 4:30 p.m.; Burlington Central at Hampshire, 4:30 p.m.; Plainfield East at Wheaton Academy, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Christian vs. Somonauk at 1A Newark Regional, 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY Baseball: 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.; Burlington Central at Prairie Ridge, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer: Batavia vs. Fremd at 3A Addison Trail Regional, 4:30 p.m. (resumption) Softball: St. Edward at Batavia, 4:30 p.m.; Yorkville at Geneva, 4:30 p.m.; IMSA at Aurora Central Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Boys volleyball: Wheaton Academy at Montini, 5 p.m.; Glenbard West at St. Charles North, 6 p.m.; Lyons at St. Francis, 6 p.m.


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St. Charles East • Senior • Boys Tennis Why KOENEN was selected: Won the Upstate Eight Conference River boys tennis title at No. 1 singles in Saturday’s conference tournament

Were you frustrated that you lost that time [when you were out] with your injury? There was definitely things I wanted to get done and work on. I just had a really good tournament at the Midwest Championships, I got to the semifinals in November, and I was really looking forward to the winter season. But I think in other terms, looking at the positive side of it, it’s definitely given me new life, kind of refreshed, a restart. Being away from the court really showed how much I love the sport and how much I missed it.

What do you view as your biggest challenge next weekend at sectionals? My goal is to win it again for the fourth straight year, but I think there are so many different players that can come out that weekend. I think the draw is going to play a big part, what the draw is going to look like. Right now I have no clue who will even be the second seed. … I just think whoever comes out and competes best will come out on top next weekend. It’s definitely a really open field in the second to sixth-seed position. I’m curious to know who that’ll be and who I’ll face in the tournament. If next weekend goes well for you, is it too early to have any clue how you might be seeded for state? I actually just heard news [Saturday] that the No. 1 player from New Trier is out with a back stress fracture. Michael Lorenzini is out, he quit Hinsdale Central’s team earlier this season. … I know that Martin Joyce (of Hinsdale Central) is playing singles. I think based off of last year I’m the second best returning player. … I think that second seed at state would be where I’d come in.

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Tuesday’s semifinal St. Charles North 2, Lake Park 0 Thursday’s semifinal *Batavia vs. Fremd, 4:30 p.m. Friday’s final St. Charles North vs. Batavia/ Fremd, 4:30 p.m. *Continuation of Tuesday’s suspended match. Scoreless with 16:09 remaining in first half. cesco said. “Just got to get in behind those guys, and once you do that, good things happen. But, you know, you’ve got to own the midfield a little bit more. They’re a physical team, they win balls in the air. But I thought we created some chances, so that was good.” Lake Park (5-13-4) created chances only sparsely against North. The Lancers’ final opportunity came on a corner kick with 14:30 to play, with sophomore midfielder Emily Adelman heading the ball over the crossbar. “I think we all just gave 100 percent. Everyone was completely into it,” Adelman said. “We were coming out as the underdogs in this game, and I think we caught them offguard a little, too.” North Stars coach Ruth Vostal didn’t quite go that far, although she didn’t hesitate to give credit. “Lake Park, I thought, did a great job,” Vostal said. “And that’s what’s cool about the

postseason, is everyone shows up and does their best.” A perennial postseason contender – five sectional titles and three supersectional wins augment the regional streak – North watched a good portion of starters and contributors get their first substantial postseason action. “We’ve just rebuilt,” defender Darcy Stoecklin said. “We just find new players, and our bench is so deep that if we need to … recycle people, we can.” That fluidity aside, a romp never really surfaced even as North pushed the tempo. Defenders including Jenny Barr, Megan O’Leary and Stoecklin often got the ball to the midfielders, who in turn deftly moved into the attacking third. That’s how North struck first, with Pohl taking a feed on the right side and finding midfielder Danielle Noverini, who passed the ball to a waiting Morgan Rerko on the far post. Lizzie Parrilli was there, too, but Rerko was credited with the finishing touch. Following the advice of Vostal, North kept attacking after that. The persistence paid off when Pohl gathered in a Rerko throw-in near the left corner, touched inside to her right and blasted away for a close-range goal late in the second half. “The nervous energy kind of drives us more to finish the game and finish the full 80 minutes,” Stoecklin said. North goalkeeper Shelby Stitz earned the shutout.

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St. Charles East senior Jasper Koenen has followed up last year’s fourthplace state finish with a sizzling senior season, continuing his unbeaten runs at Saturday’s UEC River tournament. Koenen, who was unable to train from November through February with an injury, is the Kane County Chronicle-St. Charles Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week. The Michigan State recruit spoke with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab about his bounce-back from injury and the upcoming IHSA sectional and state tournaments. The following is an edited transcript:

ADDISON – St. Charles North girls soccer fans brimmed with anxiety Tuesday nearly as much as the players. As each potential scoring chance pierced through the air and toward the goal, a North Stars backer or two would occasionally mutter, “Two-zip…” as if to finally will an insurance goal into the net. The North Stars craved a second goal after earning their first midway through the first half of a 3A Addison Trail Regional semifinal, but Lake Park’s back line hardly budged against the top seed. North called its 2-0 victory equal parts gratifying and grueling even after Sophie Pohl at last obliged with the second goal with 10:28 to play. “It was working as well as we needed it to, I think,” said Pohl, a senior forward. “Obviously, there’s things to clean up before we move to the next game, but overall, it was OK.” Pursuing the program’s 12th successive regional title, North (16-4-2) will face either Batavia or Fremd for the championship at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Lightning at first delayed the Batavia-Fremd match before it eventually was postponed until 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The teams are scoreless with 16:09 remaining in the first half. “I thought we had some chances, came close,” Bulldogs coach Mark Gianfran-

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Lardas, Williams power Vikings to lead By JARED BIRCHFIELD editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – With the clock winding down in the first half of Tuesday night’s IHSA Class 3A regional semifinal between host Geneva and Elk Grove, the evening was going to plan for the Vikings. Geneva, seeded third in the Conant Sectional, led, 3-0, and almost all the action had taken place on Elk Grove’s side of the pitch. With 6:06 left until halftime, a foe that has bedeviled high school outdoor sports teams most of the spring took over – the weather. Officials spotted lightning and stopped play. The teams would have to wait 30 minutes before resuming action, but an hour later, with the lightning continuing, officials decided to suspend play until 4:30 this afternoon. “We had hoped to get a half in but unfortunately Mother Nature didn’t cooperate,” Geneva coach Megan Owens said. “We have to come back [today], ready to play and play with the same intensity. Sometimes that’s a challenge.” The Vikings’ offense needed 15 minutes to produce the match’s first goal. Michaela Loebel worked the ball up the sideline to the right side of the goal and

IHSA Class 3A Geneva Girls Soccer Regional Today’s semifinals Geneva vs. Elk Grove, 4:30 p.m. (resumption) Glenbard North vs. Glenbard West, 6:30 p.m. Winners will meet in regional final at 11 a.m. Saturday.

passed it through Elk Grove defenders to Courtney Lardas, who was in front of the net. The senior booted the ball past Elk Grove goalkeeper Melissa Solorio for the score at the 25:21 mark. Four minutes later, Taylor Williams scored Geneva’s second goal, also a shot in front of the net. Williams added Geneva’s third goal and her second goal of the night with 6:50 left in the first half on a penalty kick. Her shot went to the left of Solorio for the score. If nothing else, Owens hoped the Vikings were able to chip away at some of their postseason jitters by playing a chunk of the match. “We started off strong,” Owens said. “Now we just have to maintain it.” Elk Grove is seeded 14th in the sectional.

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“We had hoped to get a half in but unfortunately Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. We have to come back [today], ready to play and play with the same intensity. Sometimes that’s a challenge.”

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Cougars threatened with two outs. Cael Brockmeyer connected on a single and moved to second base, but Daniel Lockhart flied out to end the inning. In the ninth inning a similar situation happened when Carlos Penalver reached on a two-out walk and stole second base, but this time the Cougars cashed in. Carhart singled up the middle to score Penalver for the only run needed. James Pugliese (2-0) finished his second consecutive perfect inning to complete the Cougars’ victory. Mark Williams (0-2) suffered the loss. The series concludes today from Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Duane Underwood (0-1, 2.92 ERA) will take the mound for the Cougars against the Timber Rattlers’ Victor Diaz (1-1, 3.77).

benefit of all students.” In addition to joining the conference, Geneva Middle Schools North and South will combine their football teams to create one campus middle school team. This same approach was taken this school year with the creation of one campus cheerleading team.

for the signings. Deng and Puou were top players for the 2013-14 Mooseheart team that won the IHSA Class 1A state title, the first team title in school history. The natives of South Sudan played two seasons with the Red Ramblers and graduate May 31. Both are two-time Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State players. Puou was a First Team selection both seasons while Deng was selected for the Second Team both seasons.

8SPORTS BRIEFS Geneva middle schools announce changes GENEVA – Geneva School District announced Tuesday its participation in a new middle school athletic conference, effective in the fall. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Geneva Middle Schools North and South will join the Fox River Prairie Conference, which will also include the following schools: Haines, Thompson, and Wredling middle schools in St. Charles; Yorkville Middle School; Kaneland’s Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove; and Rotolo Middle School in Batavia. “Our athletic programs help our students to develop the many positive character traits that come from belonging to a team,” said Jane Schwartz, assistant principal of Geneva Middle School South. “I’m excited at the prospect of partnering with the other schools in our new conference for the

Puou, Deng pick Indiana junior college MOOSEHEART – Mooseheart boys basketball seniors Mangisto Deng and Makur Puou will each sign a National Junior College Athletics Association Letter of Intent with Vincennes (Indiana) University on May 27, the school announced Tuesday. Vincennes is a junior college. The signings will take place at 11:45 a.m. in the Mooseheart school building. In addition to Deng and Puou, Mooseheart boys basketball coach Ron Ahrens and Vincennes coach Todd Franklin will be present

Vikings’ Marmitt to play at Ashland U. GENEVA – Geneva girls volleyball senior middle hitter Taylor Marmitt has committed to Division-II Ashland University (Ohio). Marmitt was a key cog last year for a Vikings team that won its first sectional championship in program history.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE BATAVIA – The Batavia baseball team clinched the Upstate Eight Conference River title outright Tuesday as the Bulldogs won a resumed game against Streamwood and St. Charles East lost to Larkin. Batavia (25-3-1, 19-2-1 UEC River) held a 5-3 lead against Streamwood with one inning to play when the game was resumed Tuesday, and Laren Eustace pitched the bottom of the seventh to make a winner out of Ryan Olson in a game that started in Streamwood. Batavia and Streamwood then started their regularly scheduled game Tuesday with the Bulldogs leading, 3-0, in the bottom of the sixth when the game was halted by lightning. It will be resumed Friday before the Bulldogs and Sabres attempt to play the final game of their three-game conference series. The Bulldogs are back-toback UEC River champions, having shared the honors with St. Charles East last year. “It was actually very quiet,” coach Matt Holm said of the celebration. “Guys didn’t have much to say. … We just wanted to get it and move on and focus on other things. That’s the group. They’re a focused kind of group.”

Larkin 2, St. Charles East 0: At Elgin, St. Charles East fell despite Adam Eck allowing only two hits in six innings of work. One of those hits was a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. East (21-9, 16-7 UEC River) had eight hits but couldn’t produce in clutch spots.

Marmion 10, St. Francis 0 (6 inn.): At Aurora, Marmion (15-7, 14-2 Suburban Christian Conference Blue) clinched its fourth conference title in five years as winning pitcher Alex Troop and Brady Roberts drove in three runs apiece. Troop fanned seven in five innings, allowing two hits. Montini 2, Geneva 1: At Lombard, Ben Chally had Geneva’s RBI and Bret Reed

pitched six innings of two-run ball for the Vikings (19-12) in the nonconference loss.

Kaneland 6, Cary-Grove 4: At Cary, Kaneland’s Nick Stratman and Ty Carlson had two hits apiece and Stratman notched the pitching win as Kaneland (15-14) snapped a five-game losing streak.

GIRLS SOCCER IHSA Class 3A West Chicago Regional: St. Charles East and West Chicago will resume their regional semifinal at 4:30 p.m. today after lightning suspended play with the teams scoreless in the first 10 minutes of play. “West Chicago came out with a lot of intensity,” East coach Paul Jennison said. “… We know it’s going to be a tough game, there’s no doubt.”

IHSA Class 2A Rosary Regional: Kaneland (14-3-2) roared to a regional semifinal win against Rochelle, prevailing, 7-0. Brittany Olson scored two goals and Madi Jurcenko and Courtney Diddell each had a goal and two assists for the Knights, who will play the winner of today’s Rosary-Illinois Math and Science Academy match in Saturday’s regional final.

IHSA Class 2A De La Salle Regional: Wheaton Academy cruised to an 11-0 regional semifinal win against Gage Park. The Warriors will play St. Francis in Friday’s regional final after the Spartans topped host De La Salle, 2-0, in the other semifinal.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL Geneva 2, Elgin 0 (25-12, 2516): At Geneva, Chris Parrilli smacked 18 kills and Brandon Navigato had seven digs as Geneva wrapped up UEC River play with a 4-1 mark.

BOYS LACROSSE Hinsdale Central 9, St. Charles North 4: North was eliminated from the postseason despite goals from Zach Behrens, Dean McBride, Eric Koppang and Cameron MacKenzie.

• Thomas Delves contributed to this report.

• Wednesday, May 21, 2014

APPLETON, Wis. – The Cougars managed only two runs combined in Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, but were still able to split the twin bill at Fox Cities Stadium. The first game featured a surplus of offense from the Timber Rattlers as they won 11-1, while the second game had no scoring until the ninth inning. The Cougars (29-16) shut out Wisconsin for a 1-0 win. Juan Paniagua struggled in the first game as the Timber Rattlers scored three runs on the Cougars’ starter in the first three innings. Gerardo Concepcion began the fourth and couldn’t escape it as Wisconsin plated five earned runs on the lefty to create an 8-1 Timber Rat-

tlers lead. Wisconsin added three more runs in the sixth with a walk followed by three consecutive hits to make it 11-1. The Cougars’ lone run came in the fourth inning when Jacob Rogers grounded out to score Ben Carhart. Andy Moye (1-0) picked up the win with five and one-third innings of one-run baseball. Paniagua (0-3) suffered the loss. The second game was a completely different story. Justin Amlung allowed a single in the first inning, but went on to retire the next 12 Timber Rattlers who came to the plate. Barrett Astin struck out seven Cougars in his seven frames. Both starting pitchers kept the game scoreless for the originally scheduled seven innings. Both bullpens took over in the eighth inning and the

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IN THE GROOVE BATAVIA PITCHING What the Bulldogs did: Batavia’s Ryan Olson, Tucker Knox, Nick Bleidorn, Austin VanKempen and Alec Berry combined on a two-hitter Monday against Kaneland, scattering three walks and nine strikeouts. Jeff Krage file photo for Shaw Media

Geneva second baseman Jack Wassel fields a ground ball in the third inning of Game 1 during a doubleheader May 10 against visiting Batavia. Wassel is one of the players who will fill in at shortstop after Nick Derr suffered a season-ending broken finger.

NOTEWORTHY Vikings regroup without Derr Nick Derr’s season-ending broken finger leaves a sizable void at shortstop for Geneva, which learned it had earned the fifth seed in the Class 4A Schaumburg Sectional just hours before Derr suffered the injury May 13 against Batavia. In an email, Geneva coach Matt Hahn indicated he will favor a “collective effort” approach as the Vikings’ May 29 regional semifinal against host Lake Park nears. “We will be trying a few different people around the infield to find the best combination going towards the playoffs,” Hahn wrote. Jack Wassel, who is listed as a shortstop/outfielder on the team’s online roster, shifted over from his usual second base when Derr, a fellow sophomore, left the game.

Knights cram before postseason Kaneland entered Tuesday’s game at Cary-Grove on a five-game losing streak. Monday’s loss to streaking Batavia marked the skid’s latest chapter, but

really, the Knights appear to have budgeted for some bumpiness in the push to the Class 3A postseason. “We’re trying to see good teams before we get to the regionals, and we’ve got to learn from our mistakes. We’ve got to learn from what we did right, what we did wrong and we’ve got to continue to get better,” Knights coach Brian Aversa said. “We like to be pushed. We’d like to get a win here or there, but right now we’re learning a lot from our mistakes, so hopefully, it pays off for us.”

Special night for Kaneland’s Kassinger Knights senior right-hander Kevin Kassinger crouched behind the plate before Kaneland faced Batavia at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark Monday. He squeezed the ceremonial first pitch from his father, Phil, then embraced him. Phil Kassinger, who is battling stage four lung cancer, was one of three cancer survivors honored as part of the teams’ collective senior night fundraiser.

That backdrop only sweetened Kevin Kassinger’s 1-2-3 seventh a couple of hours later as his family looked on. “Huge deal. They’re so grateful. I’m grateful. I’m glad I got out there and I had a good performance,” Kassinger said. Kassinger induced three groundouts against the Bulldogs, then returned to the warmth of the home dugout on the first-base side. “Kevin’s all heart, and he pitched that way [Monday]. He said, ‘Coach, I’m feeling good tonight.’ I said, ‘All right.’ And he got out there, and he made the best of his opportunity. One, two three, couple ground balls and there you go. And it was great. “It didn’t matter, he didn’t care where he threw in the game as long as he’s out there. It meant a lot to his parents and it meant a lot to us. It was great. It was nice to see him succeed and have a good senior night.”

COACH SLY SEZ ... Tuesday’s schedule was laden with conference championship implications for Batavia and Marmion, adding one last level of intrigue after both schools excelled in their respective leagues.

Sly knows the baseball scene has been buzzing all season long, but days like Tuesday certainly help rev things up for the postseason, which is almost here.

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CHRISTIAN KUZEMKA, ST. FRANCIS, SR., P What he did: Kuzemka smacked a two-run home run in Saturday’s victory against East Aurora en route to earning the victory on the mound.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... Rivalries can blur sometimes. Want proof? Look no further than Monday’s dual senior night cancer benefit game between Kaneland and Batavia, in which one of the benefactors was Kaneland Harter Middle School seventh-grader Drew Hahn, son of Geneva coach Matt Hahn “We can go compete on the field and all three schools have had great games against each other, but when it comes down to it, there are bigger things than baseball games,” Matt Hahn said.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Which teams get off to solid starts in regional play. The Class 3A and 4A postseasons begin next week. Top-seeded Batavia is joined by fellow top-five seeds St. Charles East, St. Charles North and Geneva in the 4A Schaumburg Sectional. Kaneland, Aurora Central Catholic and St. Francis each are part of the 3A Kaneland Regional.


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In what could be the first of three hearings of its kind, Illinois High School Association Executive Director Marty Hickman sat in front of panel of state lawmakers Tuesday, asked to defend his organization’s practices. With questions ranging from how much money IHSA administrators make to whether the IHSA’s Board of Directors is racially diverse enough, Tuesday’s hearing in Springfield appears to be just the start of conversations between lawmakers and the state’s high school sports governing body. State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, said she would like to see at least two more hearings take place – with one likely in Chicago and the other downstate. While Hickman told committee members he was always happy to meet with the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee that Chapa LaVia chairs, he questioned whether Tuesday’s hearing was entirely necessary. “I think this could have been done with a simple phone call,” Hickman told the panel. At the center of Tuesday’s hearing was the issue of the level of transparency the IHSA has shown while managing high school sports for more than 800 schools statewide. Because of its not-for-profit status, the IHSA – which operated last year on a budget of almost $11 million – is not required to divulge where its money comes from or how it is spent beyond the federal tax form 990. Chapa LaVia has called into question some of the exclusive contracts the IHSA has with vendors and other suppliers, including one for exclusive broadcast rights for state tournament games. Hickman has said in the past he believes the IHSA is transparent enough, putting links to yearly audits and annual reports on its website. But Don Craven, an attorney who represents the Illinois Press Association (of which, the Kane County Chronicle is a member) and Illinois

Broadcaster’s Association, said Tuesday that because the IHSA oversees sports and other activities being operated at public schools and receives money from IHSA-sponsored tournaments, it owes the public more information. Hickman disagrees, saying during the hearing that the IHSA does not receive any direct funding from the state. That in itself, Craven argues, doesn’t matter. “They are imposing their policy decisions on public school districts and shouldn’t we see how those policies are made?” Craven said in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon. “It’s not just the money. It’s also the policies of the organization that are then imposed on the school districts and I think there needs to be some openness in that process as well.” Both the IPA and IBA have been supporters of Chapa LaVia’s House Resolution 895, which led to a 55-51 vote among state representatives in April, approving legislative hearings. Republican lawmakers have argued that legislators should be spending time on more important educational issues and have referred to questioning the IHSA’s practices as a waste of lawmakers’ time. On Tuesday, IHSA supporters continued to paint the organization as one that does right by Illinois high school students and athletes while also running with a balanced budget and funding its own pension. In Tuesday’s hearing, Hickman reiterated that the IHSA turned $2.7 million back to schools while the six or seven revenue sports the IHSA oversees pays for the nearly two dozen nonrevenue sports – like bowling and bass fishing – that the IHSA offers as a way of providing opportunities for more students. At least one member of the panel – State Rep. John Cavaletto, R-Salem – was impressed with the way the IHSA conducts its business. “You spend less than you take in,” Cavaletto said to Hickman during the hearing. “I wish we could do that here.”

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Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), artist; Laurence “Mr. T” Tureaud (1952), actor; Lisa Edelstein (1966), actress; The Notorious B.I.G. (1972-1997), rapper; Josh Hamilton (1981), baseball player. – United Feature Syndicate

HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Let your creative side loose this year. Don’t be deterred by the inevitable changes coming your way. Accept that some situations are beyond your control, and devote yourself to success. Believing in your abilities is the first step. Enjoy the moment and the ride. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t get caught up in workplace bickering. If you have a legitimate complaint, follow the proper channels. Negativity and grumbling could trigger even bigger problems. Protect your position. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Remembering the fun you had in the past will lead to a return to the things you enjoyed doing most. Rekindle the moment by revisiting old friends, places or hobbies. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – This is your lucky day. You may receive an unexpected profit through a previous investment. Your ideas for financial gains will prove more favorable than ever. Romance is in the stars. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Someone around you will be short-tempered. If you overreact, you will only create more hostility. Find a solitary activity that you enjoy in order to avoid a feud. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Do your best at work and at home. Your peers or partners aren’t likely to be cooperative. Rely on your own efforts and tread carefully to avoid misunderstandings. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Self-improvement strategies will work to your advantage. Use your initiative, and apply your strong work ethic to the things you find most appealing. Stay in control. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You can’t avoid unpleasantness forever. Ignoring the problems will not make them go away. Take action and face any contentious issues before they become impossible to deal with. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Your personal problems may come under scrutiny from meddling friends or relatives. Be diplomatic, but make it clear that you intend to solve your own issues. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Go over proposals or contracts with a fine-toothed comb, and get everything in writing. You could face long-term problems if you take people at face value. Protect your assets and your reputation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – If you have been feeling blue, take time to pamper yourself or just relax. It might be the time to begin some improvement projects. The busier you are, the less time you’ll spend dwelling on problems. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Your drive to help those in need will bring you personal satisfaction and enrich your life. Personal and community commitments will bring you unexpected benefits. You have a lot to offer. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Your desire to learn is commendable and unstoppable. Meeting with others and comparing thoughts and ideas will keep you up-to-date and well-informed. Forge ahead.

‘Ghost Stories’: Pretty pale stuff from Coldplay By ALLISON STEWART Special to The Washington Post “Ghost Stories” is Coldplay’s first album since lead singer Chris Martin’s separation from Gwyneth Paltrow launched a thousand conscious uncoupling jokes. Some of the best albums in history have been born out of such domestic strife. But for Coldplay, which has always treated romantic misery as an all-youcan-eat-buffet, an album full of gloomy songs about love gone wrong is in itself unremarkable – the band was making divorce albums before anybody actually got married. “Ghost Stories” is stripped-down and slippery, a pointed de-escalation from their last album, “Mylo Xyloto.” Both incredibly popular and intensely disliked, “Mylo Xyloto” was outsize and over-produced, a helium balloon of an album that existed in a state of Peak Coldplay. The band’s basic formula – ringing anthems, earnest-but-vague lyrics – was inflated to the point of absurdity. In its preference for acoustic ballads instead of stadium-ready electro-pop, “Ghost Stories” is a retrenchment, a conscious return to the relative simplicity of the band’s debut, “Parachutes.” There’s a great exercise in Technicolor dubstep-like pop courtesy of Avicii (“A Sky Full of Stars”), but everything else feels like a retreat. It’s as if Coldplay has decided they want to be less like U2 in 1991 and more like Coldplay in 2001, as if no time had elapsed, and no real artistic progress had been made, in the years since. There is less of a sense of puffed-up grandeur than any of the band’s recent outings, but grandeur was something Coldplay did well, if too often. Grandeur can cover a multitude of sins. These spartan songs – elongated, intimate and quiet – lay bare every weakness of melody (Martin used to write superlative ones; he seems to have given up) and songwriting. Lyrically, “Ghost Stories” is fascinating (in theory, at least) for the same reasons it’s so vicariously depressing. This isn’t Coldplay’s usual conspicuous mopery; this is a public bloodletting: “True Love” is a raw, synth-driven mid-tempo ballad about the disintegration of a relationship, driven by Martin’s spectral falsetto (“Tell me you love me / If you don’t,

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TOP: “Ghost Stories” is Coldplay’s first album since lead singer Chris Martin separated from Gwyneth Paltrow. BOTTOM: The album is a retrenchment, a conscious return to the relative simplicity of the band’s debut, “Parachutes.” then lie”). The similarly themed “Ink,” loping and percussive, feels like something Jack Johnson might make if he were British and sad all the time. Its lyrics read like bad “Twilight” fan fiction (“All I know / Is that I’m lost / In your fire below”). Martin is as polarizing a figure in his world as Paltrow is in hers, and “Ghost Stories” humanizes them while still managing to be universal in its reach. Sometimes it does this too much: Martin is a master of lyrical generalities, adept at telegraphing basic emotions – I’m lonely, I’m sad, I’ll meet you in the rain, I’ll fly away like a bird – but unequal to the deep dive a truly classic breakup album requires. Still, there has never been such a revealing relationship album written by one celebrity we felt as if we knew about another celebrity we also felt as if we knew, even if its revelations may not all be intentional. This isn’t just an album of garment-rending breakup songs, it’s an album with giddy newfound love songs. Songs written about someone who clearly isn’t Gwyneth Paltrow, by someone who was married to Gwyneth Paltrow at the time. So, it’s awkward. “A Sky Full of Stars” (“Cause you get brighter the more it gets dark / I’m gonna give you my heart”), an unofficial sequel to “Yellow,” is as anthemic, and as happy, as things get, which is to say, not very. “Magic” rides the mildest electro pulse imaginable, but it’s one of the few tracks that feels like it was

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made by a band. “Ghost Stories” can come uncomfortably close to resembling a Chris Martin solo album. With sometime collaborator Brian Eno (he produced the fine “Viva la Vida,” and contributed to the tolerable parts of “Mylo Xyloto”) absent, and guitarist Jonny Buckland unwisely minimized (“Ghost Stories” belongs to its synths, pianos and bass), Martin is left to his own devices. The result is a great premise chained to an album of modest pleasures, its lyrics too ethereal to carry much charge, its melodies too mild to prop them up. As a piece of art, “Ghost Stories” is an exercise in frustrated potential. As a historical document of a celebrity divorce as a slow-motion car crash, it’s not much either, but it’s the best we have.


Childhood sexual abuse still haunts adult survivor

does not have the right to touch them in a way that makes them uncomfortable. My dad felt guilty for the rest of his life for what happened to us because he had let this monster back into his life. If this saves one person from the shame and guilt I have carried, it will have been worth it. – Wish I Had Told In Florida

Dear Wish You Had Told: I agree with you about the importance of parents teaching children the difference between an appropriate touch and one that isn’t, and how to set boundaries. If those boundaries are violated, children should be instructed to immediately tell an adult.

If it’s not a parent, then tell a teacher, counselor or school nurse, all of whom are mandated reporters. Children should also tell if a friend confides it has happened to him or her, because secrets like this are harmful not only to the victim, but also to any children in the vicinity who might also be at risk. It may assuage your guilt to know that molesters often blackmail their victim into silence. I heard recently from a woman who said her father told her when she was a child that if she revealed what he was doing, he would kill himself. (It wasn’t until many years later that she finally realized if he had, he would have been doing everyone, including her sister, a favor.) • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Chelation therapy for heart disease deserves another look Dear Doctor K: I have heart disease, and I keep hearing that chelation therapy can help. It sounds like snake oil to me. What is it, and can it help? Dear Reader: Ever since I graduated from medical school, I’ve thought, like you, that chelation therapy for heart disease sounded like snake oil. Many of my patients have asked about it, and I’ve told them not to consider it. About a year and a half ago, a reader asked me the same question, and I was pretty negative in my column. But I’ve learned that a doctor has to be open-minded. If new evidence runs counter to what you’ve believed, you need to consider it seriously. Evidence in the past two years has led me to think there may be something to chelation therapy. So, what is chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) therapy? Certain chemicals are injected into the blood. These chemicals attach to metals deposited in the tissues of your body, pulling the metals out of the tissue and into the blood. Then the metals get eliminated in your urine. That may sound a little wacky, but it’s absolutely true. Chelation therapy is a successful treatment for lead poisoning, for example. But what does it have to do with heart disease? Heart disease is the No. 1

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff cause of premature death. The most common form of heart disease results from atherosclerosis, in which fatty plaques build up inside artery walls. They block blood flow and increase the risk of a heart attack. These plaques contain calcium. About 70 years ago, some doctors put forward a new theory, proposing that chelation therapy would pull the calcium out of the plaques and that would somehow ease heart problems. Mind you, there was no serious evidence to support this theory, but hundreds of thousands of people have received chelation therapy anyway. And the treatment can cause serious adverse reactions, including death. So you can understand why I, along with most doctors, have been skeptical about chelation therapy for heart disease. What’s been missing is the gold standard for determining if a treatment works: a large, randomized, controlled trial. In the summer of 2013, a trial including more than 1,700 people who underwent chelation therapy was reported. The study participants were over age 50 and had recently had a heart attack, so the point

of the trial was to find out if the people had fewer additional heart problems in the future. The result was ambiguous. The patients receiving the true chelation therapy had a 4 percent lower risk of heart problems. The result was not dramatic enough to cause the doctors conducting the study to recommend the treatment. Then another analysis of the results of the same study was published in early 2014. This analysis looked only at the people in the study who also had diabetes. These results were more dramatic. Heart problems were reduced by 41 percent in the people treated with chelation therapy. The study authors suggested that another randomized controlled trial be conducted just in people with heart disease and diabetes to verify the result. So, in my opinion, the value of chelation therapy for heart disease remains to be proved. I used to think it was total baloney, but now I’m open to the idea that it may help some people, and that this possibility should be studied. I’ll report any further developments in a future column.

• 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 14 and have a 10-yearold brother who is a little monster. He always dresses like a Frankenstein monster at Halloween, and it suits him well. It seems like the only pleasure he gets in life is to pester me and to get me into trouble. Whenever I’m in my room studying, he interrupts me by coming into my room and starting to sing. Yesterday, I was studying for a test when he came in singing. I asked him to leave and he told me to shut up and then called me a bad name. I grabbed him and threw him out of my room and he bounced off of a wall. It didn’t hurt him, but he went whining to our mother and she took his side. Now I’m grounded for a month and it’s like being in jail for a crime I didn’t commit. Please help me convince my mother that I should get a reduced sentence. – Nameless, Columbus, Ga. Dear Nameless: Your brother might not be a monster, but he surely is a brat. He should have been punished for his uncouth use of the English language, but throwing him against a wall was not the right thing to do, even though his actions provoked you to lose control of your emotions. Still, a month of grounding does seem a bit harsh. If I were the judge, I would have given you two weeks in which to reflect on your aggressiveness. Dr. Wallace: I’m 20 and live at home with my parents and two younger sisters. My dad is a great provider for the family and a wonderful father. My mother is a wonderful parent, but she is not a good household

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace manager. I love both my parents very much, but I’m facing a difficult decision. My mother knows how to drive, but she rarely does. She depends on me to take her to the grocery store, to the cleaners, to the doctor and just about anywhere else she wants to go. She often says that she couldn’t function without me. I have a full-time job and my best friend and I work for the same company. We would like to get an apartment together and share the rent and drive to work together. I would really like to do this, but I’m worried that my mother would not be able to function if I leave home. What do you think I should do? – Hannah, Willmar, Minn. Dear Hannah: It’s time for Mom to learn to function without your constant help doing her errands. Believe it or not, she and your family will survive. Make your move, but be sure to stop by and see your family on a regular basis, and if it’s convenient, help Mom do an errand every now and then. It will take a little adjustment on her part, but Mom will be able to function and take charge of her own life. • Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.

• Wednesday, May 21, 2014

rying this guilt, I want to tell my story. It may help others. When my grandfather tried to rape me, it was at night when everyone was asleep. I stopped him as much as a 10-year-old could. The next day he wrote me a letter saying he was sorry for what he did. It read, “If your dad finds out, it will KILL HIM.” Strong words for a 10-year-old, so I buried the letter in the back yard. He never touched me again. Five years after that, Grandpa was arrested for molesting my younger brothers. As a young girl, I didn’t know men molested boys. I found out after my grandfather went to prison that he had also molested my dad and his sister when they were children. Please warn parents to educate their children. Tell them that even someone they love

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John Tyndall, an English physicist who died in 1893, said, “Life is a wave that in no two consecutive moments of existence is composed of the same particles.” At the bridge table, usually when the right choice of bid or play is not clear, you have two possibilities. Consider both of them, and with luck it will become apparent, which is preferable. In this deal, South is in five diamonds. West leads the spade four. How should declarer plan the play? South might have opened five diamonds, but that would have risked missing a slam. East’s double of one no-trump was for takeout of diamonds, the opener’s suit. Yes, East might have bid two hearts to get his five-card major into the game, but the double was more flexible. Then South bid what he hoped he could make. Note that if he had gambled on the majors by rebidding three no-trump, that contract would have made easily. Declarer has three possible losers: one in each side-suit. He also has only 10 winners: one spade, eight diamonds and one club. He needs a second spade trick. And if West has led away from the king, that trick will materialize immediately. But what happens if East produces the spade king? Yes, South’s queen is now established, but how can he get to dummy’s spade ace? The answer is to hope that West has the spade jack and to drop the queen under East’s king. Suppose East shifts to the club king. Declarer wins, draws trumps, and plays his spade three to dummy’s 10. If that finesse loses, the contract was unmakable.


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v. AMERICAN HERITAGE BUILDING COMPANY, INC., ROBERT A. LEONARD, FRANK DUNBAR, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants.

Beautiful Custom Ranch on 1+ acre. More than 3500 sq ft of living space, 4BD, 3BA, huge great room w/ gas frpl, luxury master suite, kitchen w/high end appls, granite, terrific views & exit to lrg deck. Finished English LL w/ full bath & steam shower. $324,000

Case No. 12 CH 851 NOTICE OF SALE

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630-879-8300 ELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. No pets/smkg, $925/mo, util incl. 815-375-0132 GENEVA - DOWNTOWN Large 1 BR w/den recently updated. Eat in kitchen. Garage/yard in historic district. Walk to everything. Great location. No pets. $1100/month 630-334-9116 GENEVA, charming apt. in 2-flat, Oak floors and woodwork, LR, DR, 1 BR, kitchen, office, 1 bath, garage, a/c. No dogs. No smoking. $850/mo. 630-232-0303. Maple Park, 1 bedroom, water/trash included, garage avail. $500/mo. 815-522-6009

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-6, Plaintiff, -vsCAROL GRISKEY, ANTONIO W. GRISKEY, UNKNOWN OWNERSTENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 11 CHK 3186 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 9, 2012, the Sheriff of Kane County will on June 5, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1132 Gail Lane, Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 03-29-203-007 The improvement on the property consists of a Single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $399,738.83 The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Korin Knutson , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1533. I604851

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 22, 2014, the Kane County Sheriff will, at 9:00 A.M. on June 19, 2014, in Room JC100 of the Kane County Judicial Center, located at 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois, 60175 sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as: 821 Karen Drive, Hampshire, IL 60140 Pin: 01-27-281-016 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $24,976.48. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, the balance, by certified funds, is due within 24 hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott D. Becker, 213 West Main Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 21, 2014.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Tonci Sinkovic; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 02301 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of (Published in the Kane County Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Chronicle, May 7, 14 & 21, above cause on 1/30/2014, 2014.) Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 6/19/14 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane CounPUBLIC NOTICE ty Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 60175, or in a place otherwise SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT designated at the time of sale, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth SANDUSKY & SON, INC., below, the following described real Plaintiff,

ng estate: PIN 08-16-401-032 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 5N457 Redbud Court St. Charles, IL 60175 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-25204. I606215 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY PLAINTIFF

Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com VS JONATHAN NELLO A/K/A JONATHAN E NELLO; GRAND POINTE MEADOWS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 2230 1410 GRAND POINTE BOULEVARD, WEST DUNDEE, IL 60118 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on March 24, 2014, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 03-17-429-002 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1410 GRAND POINTE BOULEVARD WEST DUNDEE, IL 60118 Description of Improvements: BROWN, VINYL SIDING, SINGLE FAMILY HOME, TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $374,643.49. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1313883 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale.

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ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15(Published in the Kane County 1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTChronicle, May 21, 28 & June 4, GAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. 2014.) For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., PUBLIC NOTICE Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE number IL 12 3995. 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, PROVIDENT FUNDING ASSO- LLC CIATES, L.P., 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 PLAINTIFF Chicago, Illinois 60606 vs. Ph. 312-541-9710 RICHARD L. KANE; KATRINA M. Fax 312-541-9711 KANE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC JB&A # IL 12 3995 REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS I596477 NOMINEE FOR PROVIDENT FUNDING GROUP, INC.; SHAW, JACOBS (Published in the Kane County AND ASSOCIATES, P.C.; Chronicle, May 21, 28 & June 4, DEFENDANTS 2014.) 13 CH 2410 Address: 607 Clover Circle Hampshire, Illinois 60140 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 27, 2014, I, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014 at the hour of 9:00 AM at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, Room PUBLIC NOTICE JC 100, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane, State of Illinois, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE sell at public auction to the highest 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE bidder for cash, as set forth below, COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS the following described real estate: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON COMMON ADDRESS: 607 Clover F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS Circle, Hampshire, Illinois 60140 TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSETP.I.N.: 01-28-181-006 The real estate is improved with BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-6, a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: Plaintiff, -vs$280,388.07 Sale terms: 10% down by certi- CAROL GRISKEY, ANTONIO W. fied funds; the balance, by certified GRISKEY, UNKNOWN OWNERSfunds, is due within twenty four TENANTS AND NON-RECORD (24) hours. The subject property is CLAIMANTS, subject to real estate taxes, special Defendant(s). 11 CHK 3186 assessments or special taxes levied RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE against said real estate and is ofFORECLOSURE fered for sale without any represenNOTICE OF SALE tation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given and in "as is" condition. The sale that pursuant to a Judgment of is further subject to confirmation by Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on October 9, 2012, the court. Upon payment in full of the the Sheriff of Kane County will on amount bid, the purchaser shall re- June 5, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 ceive a Certificate of Sale, which a.m. at the Kane County Judicial will entitle the purchaser to a Deed Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. to the real estate after Confirmation Charles, IL 60175, sell to the highof the sale. The property will NOT est bidder for cash, the following be open for inspection and Plaintiff described property: makes no representations as to the THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED condition of the property. Prospec- REAL ESTATE SITUATED IN KANE tive bidders are admonished to COUNTY, ILLINOIS, COMMONLY check the Court file to verify all in- KNOWN AS 1132 GAIL LANE, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS FOLformation. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15- LOWS: 1512, the amounts of any surplus LOT 68 IN THE FIRST ADDITION bid will be held by the sheriff until a TO UNIT 10 SLEEPY HOLLOW party obtains a Court Order for its MANOR, IN THE VILLAGE OF distribution, or for 60 days follow- SLEEPY HOLLOW, KANE COUNTY, ing the date of the entry of the order ILLINOIS. confirming sale, at which time, in COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1132 the absence of an order directing Gail Lane, Sleepy Hollow, IL payment of the surplus, it may be 60118 automatically forfeited to the State PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 03-29-203-007 without further notice. If this property is a condominium The improvement on the property unit, the purchaser of the unit at the consists of a Single unit dwelling. foreclosure sale, other than a mort- Sale terms: cash in hand. gagee shall pay the assessments The Judgment amount was and the legal fees required by The $399,738.83 Condominium Property Act, 765 The property will NOT be open for inspection. ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN


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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Korin Knutson , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1533. I604851 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SANDUSKY & SON, INC., Plaintiff, v. AMERICAN HERITAGE BUILDING COMPANY, INC., ROBERT A. LEONARD, FRANK DUNBAR, Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Case No. 12 CH 851 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on April 22, 2014, the Kane County Sheriff will, at 9:00 A.M. on June 19, 2014, in Room JC100 of the Kane County Judicial Center, located at 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois, 60175 sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: The North Half of Lot 179 in Hampshire Highlands Unit 5, being a subdivision of part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 42 North, Range 6 East of the Third Principal Meridian in the Village of Hampshire, Kane County, Illinois. Commonly known as: 821 Karen Drive, Hampshire, IL 60140 Pin: 01-27-281-016 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $24,976.48. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, the balance, by certified funds, is due within 24 hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information contact Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott D. Becker, 213 West Main Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Tonci Sinkovic; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 02301 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 1/30/2014, Patrick B. Perez, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 6/19/14 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PARCEL ONE: LOT 23 IN UNIT NO. 2, THE WINDINGS VILLAS, CAMPTON TOWNSHIP, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF CAMPTON, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL TWO: EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS CREATED BY DECLARATION RECORDED DECEMBER 21, 1973 AS DOCUMENT 1285824 AND BY FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY DECLARATION RECORDED MAY 15, 1974 AS DOCUMENT 1298262 MADE BY SELLEG, STEVENS, PETERSON & FLOCK, INC., AN ILLINOIS CORP., AND BY WARRANTY DEED RECORDED JUNE 17, 1976 AS DOCUMENT 1367190 MADE BY SSPF, INC. TO DEWITT P. HOOPES AND SANDRA J. HOOPES, HIS WIFE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL ONE OVER LOT 34 OF UNIT NO. 2, THE WINDINGS VILLAS, CAMPTON TOWNSHIP, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF CAMPTON, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 08-16-401-032 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 5N457 Redbud Court St. Charles, IL 60175 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will

gag be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-25204. I606215 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY PLAINTIFF VS JONATHAN NELLO A/K/A JONATHAN E NELLO; GRAND POINTE MEADOWS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 2230 1410 GRAND POINTE BOULEVARD, WEST DUNDEE, IL 60118 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on March 24, 2014, KANE COUNTY SHERIFF in KANE County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014, in Room JC 100, Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, at 9:00 AM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of KANE, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 35 IN HIGH ACRES SUBDIVISION UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST

QUARTER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE VILLAGE OF WEST DUNDEE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS TAX NO. 03-17-429-002 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1410 GRAND POINTE BOULEVARD WEST DUNDEE, IL 60118 Description of Improvements: BROWN, VINYL SIDING, SINGLE FAMILY HOME, TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $374,643.49. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1313883 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I607860 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 21, 28 & June 4, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS PROVIDENT FUNDING ASSOCIATES, L.P., PLAINTIFF vs. RICHARD L. KANE; KATRINA M. KANE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PROVIDENT FUNDING GROUP, INC.; SHAW, JACOBS AND ASSOCIATES, P.C.; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 2410 Address: 607 Clover Circle Hampshire, Illinois 60140 Judge Leonard J. Wojtecki NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of

pu dgm Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 27, 2014, I, Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on July 3, 2014 at the hour of 9:00 AM at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175, Room JC 100, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 175 IN HAMPSHIRE PRAIRIE UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 607 Clover Circle, Hampshire, Illinois 60140 P.I.N.: 01-28-181-006 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $280,388.07 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 3995. Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3995

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Page 33 I596477 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 21, 28 & June 4, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 13 MR 950 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE

540 S. Randall Road St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before June 6, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-16659 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I606757

Public notice is hereby given that on June 25, 2014, in Courtroom No. 110, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour (Published in the Kane County of 9:30 A.M. or as soon thereafter Chronicle, May 7, 14 & 21, as this matter may heard, a Petition 2014.) will be heard in said Courtroom for the change of name of IVAN MERCADO to IVAN MERCADO PUBLIC NOTICE PEREZ pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21101 et seq. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE Dated May 12, 2014 at Hamp- SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS shire, Illinois. /s/ Melissa Perez IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE Petitioner OF: GREGORY SULLIVAN Address: 39W080 Cheyanne Court, (Published in the Kane County Elgin, Illinois 60124 Chronicle, May 14, 21 & 28, Date & Place of Death: March 29, 2014, Illinois 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY - GENEVA, ILLINOIS CitiMortgage, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael A. Kinsella; Dawn R. Kinsella a/k/a Dawn R. Raden; Deer Creek Homeowners' Association, Inc.; Wessel Court Apartments, LLC; State of Illinois - Department of Healthcare and Family Services; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 14 CH 00283 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Michael A. Kinsella, Deer Creek Homeowners' Association, Inc., Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 48 IN WINDSOR'S FIFTH ADDITION TO SLEEPY HOLLOW IN THE VILLAGE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 212 Jamestown Road a/k/a 212 Red Bud Circle, Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118 and which said Mortgage was made by: Michael A. Kinsella, Dawn R. Kinsella a/k/a Dawn R. Raden, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Principal Residential Mortgage, Inc., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Kane County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003K051448; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Thomas A. Hartwell

Case No. 14 P 223 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Gregory D. Sullivan who died on March 29, 2014, a resident of Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Susan Sullivan. 3. The name and address of the attorney for the estate is: Attorney Steven J. Greeley, Jr., Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., 19333 East Grant Highway, Marengo, Illinois 60152. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before November 7, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, 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 administrated without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4).

gan Bank, N.A. as Successor to Washington Mutual Bank, FSB as Successor to Long Beach Mortgage Company, John A. Cunningham, County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, Claimants, Judgment Creditors, and Decree Creditors, if any of the above described as "Unknown Owners" "Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots" TAX DEED NO.: 14-TX-77 FILED: 3/26/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Kane Date Premises Sold: October 24, 2011 Certificate No.: 2011-00819 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: 2124 Morningside Lane Unit H, Carpentersville, IL 60110Legal Description or Property Index No.: 03-24-208-028 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on September 24, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before September 24, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Kane County in Room 110 on October 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before September 24, 2014 by applying to the Kane County, Illinois at the County Court House in Geneva, Illinois. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 719 S. Batavia Ave Bldg. B Geneva, IL 60134 630-232-5964 Platinum Assets, LLC Purchaser or Assignee

/s/ David Nussear Executor (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 20, 21 & 22, (Published in the Kane County 2014.) Chronicle, May 7, 14 & 21, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE TO: Occupant, Federico BeltranCasas, Jose Godinho, Federico Beltran-Casas, Jose Beltan, Wendy Moreno, Wendy Martinez, Martin Perez, Jose Campos, Florentino Luna, Jessica Diaz, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan, Trust 2005-1, Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC as Attorneys in 2009 CH3777, JPMorgan Chase

TO: Occupant, Alberta J. Ross, James E. Ross, A. Julie Ross, Joseph M. Meegan, Eli J. Ross, Lucas J. Ross, Laryssa T. Wilson, Jerry D. Ross, R. Zimmerman, Inc., Edward J. Ross, Reva F. Ross, Richard L. Zimmerman, Richard L. Zimmerman as R/A for R. Zimmerman, Inc., John A. Cunningham, County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, Claimants, Judgment Creditors, and Decree Creditors, if any of the above described as "Unknown


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Page 34 • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Owners" "Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots" TAX DEED NO.: 14-TX-81 FILED: 3/26/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Kane Date Premises Sold: October 24, 2011 Certificate No.: 2011-01682 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: 49W010 IL Route 38, Maple Park, IL 60151 Legal Description or Property Index No.: 07-32-400-013 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on September 24, 2014. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before September 24, 2014. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of Kane County in Room 110 on October 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before September 24, 2014 by applying to the Kane County, Illinois at the County Court House in Geneva, Illinois. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 719 S. Batavia Ave Bldg. B Geneva, IL 60134 630-232-5964 Platinum Assets, LLC Purchaser or Assignee (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 20, 21 & 22, 2014.)

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any ity, or to accept the bid considered to be in the best interest of the Park District. Contractor shall not pay less than the prevailing rates of wages to all laborers, workmen, and mechanics performing work under this contract, and shall comply with the requirements of the IL Wages of Employees on Public Work Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12). Project will consist of overlaying and minor patchwork at four locations within the DeKalb Park District. The locations included are the 0.55-mile stretch of DeKalb Nature Trail from N. First Street to Country Club Lane, the circle drive within Hopkins Park, the walking path within Garden of Eden Park and the basketball court within Welsh Park. There will be minor pavement replacements, leveling binder and a 1.5" surface overlay. Bid Opening: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., DeKalb Park District, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Bid will be awarded, provided all necessary requirements have been met, at the regularly scheduled DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners Meeting that begins at 7:00 PM, June 12, 2014. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, & Kane County Chronicle, May 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Friday, May 16, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as BEST NAILS located at 15 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510. Dated: May 16, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 21, 28 & June 4, 2014.)

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Public Notice is hereby given Dated: May 13, 2014. that on Thursday, May 8, 2014 a /s/ John A. Cunningham certificate was filed in the office of Kane County Clerk the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, (Published in the Kane County conducting and transacting the Chronicle, May 21, 28 & June 4, business known as DISABILITY 2014.) FUNDING GUIDES located at 6N183 Old Homestead Rd, St PUBLIC NOTICE Charles, IL 60175. Dated: May 8, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

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• Coffee Makers • Mixers • Blenders • Toasters • Toaster Ovens • Microwaves • Slow Cookers • Crock Pots • Steamers • Rice Cookers • Skillets • Waffle Makers • Food Processors • Juicers • Popcorn Makers • Wine Chillers • Sandwich Makers • Mini Refrigerators

• Tables • Chairs • Bookshelves • Ottomans • Benches • Headboards • Credenzas • Coffee Tables • Night Stands • Sofas • Recliners • Desks • Bar Stools • Dressers • Danish Teak • Storage Cabinets • Patio Sets • Media Stands

• Flat-panel TVs • Flat-panel Monitors • CD Changers • DVD/BluRay Players • Speakers • Radios • Digital Cameras • VCRs • Turn Tables • Portable DVD Players • Stereos • GPS

• Pots & Pans • Pepper Grinders • Glassware • Serving Pieces • Stemware • Wine Racks • Cookbooks • Kitchen Decor • Cutlery • Bakeware

• Lladro • Unique Pieces • Waterford • Figurines • Baccarat Crystal • Crystal • Beellek • Art Pieces • And More

MUSIC, MOVIES & VIDEO GAMES • DVDs • Video Games • Current Gaming Systems • Vintage Gaming Systems • Complete Board Games

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Memorial Day events planned KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE MAPLE PARK – Each year during the Memorial Day weekend, American Legion members from Post 312 in Maple Park place American flags on the graves of service members at six Maple Park cemeteries. On Memorial Day, the honor guard and rifle squad perform a memorial service at each of the cemeteries with a 21-gun salute. In full American Legion dress, the honor guard will assemble at each cemetery. The post chaplain will recite a veterans prayer, the rifle squad will fire three volleys of seven rifles over the graves of the veterans and the bugler will play taps. Services begin at 9 a.m. Monday. The honor guard schedule is as follows: • 9:15 a.m.: Pierce Cemetery, Pritchard Owens roads, Troxel. • 9:30 a.m.: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, County Line Road, Maple Park. • 9:45 a.m.: Gardner Methodist Cemetery, Route 38, Maple Park. • 10 a.m.: Van Vlak Cemetery, McNulty Road, Maple Park. • 10:15 a.m.: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Meredith Road, Maple Park. • 10:30 a.m.: South Burlington Cemetery, Ramm Road, Maple Park. • Noon at the Kaneland High School Healing Field Ceremony, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. Visit www.mapleparklegion. org.

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Couple aiming to move forward on storage facility Dempseys seek variance to avoid having to improve nearby road ELBURN – Elburn residents Laura and Brent Dempsey have ideas for a storage facility in the village, with plans to start small and perhaps one day build to as many as 14 buildings near South Street and Thryselius Drive in Elburn. What they don’t want to do is foot a bill that could be as high as $1 million to improve areas of both roads as part of the construction process. They approached the Village Board on Monday, seeking a variance that would eliminate the need to make such improvements. Village President Dave Anderson on Monday said the location for such a facility was ideal. It is west of Route 47 and west of Lions Park. But he added that the village’s ordinance indicates anyone wishing to build in that area must finish the roadway. Brent Dempsey said the cost goes beyond simply paving the road, and the price would be “about $1,000 a linear foot.” “Are we talking a million bucks?” board member Bill Grabarek asked. Brent Dempsey said it would be. Village officials said Monday they would be willing to work out details with

KANELAND CONNECTION Al Lagattolla the couple. At first, some board members talked of sending it back to the planning commission, which did not recommend the variance. But Bob Britz, the village’s attorney, said the issue should be worked out with village staffers instead. “The planning commission is very sympathetic to the project,” Britz said, adding that the commissions members “didn’t vote against it. They just didn’t approve it.” Laura Dempsey said some of her family members have owned such storage facilities in other areas. Since the Dempseys live in Elburn, she said it’s their desire to build in the village. It would be called South Street Storage, she said, and a feature of the business would be movable walls on the inside that could create flexible storage spaces. There would be between 32 and 36 units in each building. They would start with perhaps two buildings and hope to grow from there. In other news, a busi-

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• Al Lagattolla is the news editor of the Kane County Chronicle. Write to him at alagattolla@shawmedia.com.

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

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ness with plans to open in August appears poised to receive a facade grant from the village. Corner Grind, a coffee shop set to open at 2 S. Main St., Elburn, would receive $5,000, so long as the improvements cost more than $10,000. The improvements are estimated to cost more than $14,000. Board members backed the plan and could approve it at a meeting in June. Tony Cobb, the business’ owner, said there were plans for an earlier opening, but instead he had to address water damage that occurred during the harsh winter. Cobb, who also owns Riverview Banquets in Batavia, previously said he would aim to feature specialty coffees, as well as baked items for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch. He also said, after hearing from residents since announcing his plans in January, that he intends to serve doughnuts. Anderson said the business will be welcome. “We’re tickled pink that you’re here,” he said.

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Education in Action Bringing the Outdoors Indoors! Fifth graders at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary didn’t let bad weather dampen their fun as they participated in Outdoor Education on May 15. The day-long experience, which had to be held indoors, was directed by Mrs. Grant and the KHS Peer Leadership team. In order to get to know the 5th graders from the three other Kaneland elementary schools, the soon-to-be middle schoolers participated in activities including Arctic Adventure, Tank and Bucket Brigade. The event provided the fifth graders with the opportunity to interact with their future classmates, many of which they are likely to get to know even better next year at Harter Middle School.

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HOME DECOR

APPLIANCES

FURNITURE

ELECTRONICS

KITCHEN

COLLECTIBLES

• Framed Pictures • Picture Frames • Longaberger Baskets • Lamps • Decorative Vases • Quality Rugs • Silk Plants • Crystal • Mirrors • Metal Wall Decor • Bookends • Quality Pillows • Unique Pieces

• Coffee Makers • Mixers • Blenders • Toasters • Toaster Ovens • Microwaves • Slow Cookers • Crock Pots • Steamers • Rice Cookers • Skillets • Waffle Makers • Food Processors • Juicers • Popcorn Makers • Wine Chillers • Sandwich Makers • Mini Refrigerators

• Tables • Chairs • Bookshelves • Ottomans • Benches • Headboards • Credenzas • Coffee Tables • Night Stands • Sofas • Recliners • Desks • Bar Stools • Dressers • Danish Teak • Storage Cabinets • Patio Sets • Media Stands

• Flat-panel TVs • Flat-panel Monitors • CD Changers • DVD/BluRay Players • Speakers • Radios • Digital Cameras • VCRs • Turn Tables • Portable DVD Players • Stereos • GPS

• Pots & Pans • Pepper Grinders • Glassware • Serving Pieces • Stemware • Wine Racks • Cookbooks • Kitchen Decor • Cutlery • Bakeware

• Lladro • Unique Pieces • Waterford • Figurines • Baccarat Crystal • Crystal • Beellek • Art Pieces • And More

MUSIC, MOVIES & VIDEO GAMES • DVDs • Video Games • Current Gaming Systems • Vintage Gaming Systems • Complete Board Games

Follow these simple steps: • Collect your nice household items and bring them to New Uses • Make sure they are clean, safe and in ready-to-sell condition • We will evaluate your items and pay you CASH ON THE SPOT for all items we accept • No Consignment, No Hassles, No Appointment Necessary • Larger Items? Take a photo and email to the store email below

newuseschicagoland@gmail.com 4305 Westbrook Dr, Aurora • 630-499-0500 75 South Randall Rd, Batavia • 630-879-6700

Other New Uses locations in Crest Hill, Orland Park and Villa Park. Visit our website for more information.

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