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STUDENT ALREADY A TEACHER STC North senior is karate instructor, Corron Elementary student teacher

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Amanda Oie, a senior at St. Charles North High School, is a third-degree black belt in karate and sings in the music program at the school. She will attend Aurora University in Aurora.

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STRONG START More than 20 Kane County athletes qualify for IHSA State Track Meet finals in classes 2A and 3A. Page 22

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Chronicle welcomes two interns The end of the school year is here, and summer internships are beginning at the Kane County Chronicle. Intern Melissa Hutter started Monday. She is a Geneva resident and sophomore at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Melissa wanted to intern with us so she could explore the field of journalism to see whether it might be a good career choice for her. Already, she is helping type up the news briefs that appear in the paper. And she has been assisting with clerical tasks. In addition, intern Jacob Bartelson started Tuesday. The St. Charles resident is a student at Ball State University in Indiana majoring in telecommunications/digital sports production.

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Kathy Gresey During his internship, Jacob wants to gain more experience in a professional journalism setting and learn how to network more effectively. He will be working on sports stories for us this summer. Have a story idea or feedback for Melissa or Jake? Contact them at mhutter@ shawmedia.com and jbartelson@shawmedia.com, respectively. ••• The Kane County Chronicle also says so long this week to winter/spring intern Micah Andersen, who will graduate Sunday from Gene-

va High School. Micah designed pages, wrote columns and typed up briefs for us during her internship. Recapping her experience at the Chronicle, Micah wrote in an email to me that she learned a lot. “The most important thing I learned in this experience is how important a journalist’s job is to the community they serve. Every time I interviewed someone, they were thrilled and excited to tell their story. Everyone is excited to be in the newspaper. People want to tell their stories, and they are the reason I want to be a journalist. “This experience has only affirmed what I believed to be true. I want to study journalism and graphic design. I

want to tell stories and write for my living. And, without bragging, I believe I am good at it. I will continue to write in a column style over the summer, despite not interning at the Chronicle. I will do this by transferring the same type of topics over to the blog I have started at never-stop-writing.com.” Thanks so much to Micah for all of the help she provided during her internship. And best of luck to her in her future endeavors.

Park, 3615 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. Participants will design, build and navigate a boat made of corrugated cardboard and duct tape across the swimming pool. A boat can hold no more than four people, and all participants must wear a life jacket provided by the St. Charles Park District. Awards will be given. Advance registration is required for the free program. For information, visit st-charlesparks.org or ottercove.org, or call 630-513-6200

or 630-513-4377.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle and president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia. com or 630-845-5368. Learn more about NINA at http:// ninaonline.org.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Review state’s road rules at June 4 course in STC ST. CHARLES – Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with the St. Charles Park District, will offer a free Rules of the Road review course to all citizens from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 4 at the St. Charles Park District, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The course will help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination by preparing applicants for the general written and road examinations and providing information about the visual screening. For information, visit st-charlesparks.org.

Sculpture on riverwalk to be dedicated Friday

Build a cardboard boat and join the race June 28 ST. CHARLES – The Sink or Swim Cardboard Boat Race will be at 11 a.m. June 28 at Swanson Pool, 8 North Ave., St. Charles, and at 10:30 a.m. July 12 at Otter Cove Aquatic

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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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Passes on sale for beach BATAVIA – Season passes for Hall Quarry Beach, 400 S. Water St., Batavia, are on sale. The facility opens Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting. Buy passes at the Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St., or the Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., during regular business hours. Call 630-8795235 or visit bataviaparks.org.

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ST. CHARLES – The dedication of the nearly 6-foot bronze “If I Could But Fly” sculpture by Bob and Jo Wilfong will be at 5 p.m. Friday on the Bob Leonard Walkway, located on the west side of the Fox River between Illinois Street and Prairie Street. The sculpture is a project of the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles, city of St. Charles, Public Art Committee and Downtown St. Charles Partnership, and will complete the walkway

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Where did you grow up? Lansing, Mich. Pets? A beagle-whippet named Rose, rescued from Anderson Animal Shelter Who would play you in the movie of your life? Ben Gazzara First job? Mowing lawns. “You Grow It; We Mow It.” As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer. I be-

came a newspaper editor. A movie you’d recommend? “Goodfellas” Favorite charity? Lupus Foundation of America What game show would you be on? “Truth or Consequences” Favorite local restaurant? The Filling Station in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I got yelled at by Katharine Hepburn on Sunset Boulevard in 1966. My brakes were squealing at a stop sign, and she yelled at me to get them fixed while I had my wife and daughter in the car.

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Dreams Dance Academy plans ‘Once Upon a Dream’ WHAT: La Fox-based Dreams Dance Academy will have its 2014 recital, “Once Upon a Dream.” Tickets are $10. The academy features classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip-hop and contemporary dance for those ages 2 to teenagers. WHEN: Two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 8 WHERE: Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park INFORMATION: Tickets can be purchased at www.dreamsdance.com. For information, visit www.facebook.com/dreamsdanceacademy.

Wild Edible Plants in Spring event at Hickory Knolls WHAT: A program, Wild Edible Plants in Spring, is set. The fee is $6 for residents and $9 for nonresidents. Learn where most food originally came from while hiking through a natural area. Finish the program with a taste of some wild edible plants and go home with a recipe. Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles INFORMATION: Advance registration is required at www.stcnature.org. It is for ages 8 and older. Those ages 8 to 14 must

be accompanied by an adult.

Kickin’ It In The Sticks event set at The Lodge WHAT: A “Kickin’ It In The Sticks” country dance night is set. The event features line dance instruction from Dazzlin’ Dawn and music featuring DJ Coyote Jay. WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday WHERE: The Lodge, 41W379 Route 64, Wasco INFORMATION: Visit www.thelodgeon64. com or call 630-443-8000.

World Hunger Day event at food bank WHAT: A special World Hunger Day volunteer event is set. Participants will be able to learn about the innovative programs the Northern Illinois Food Bank uses to help serve more than 60,000 people each week. Representatives from the Food Bank’s Young Professionals Board, which offers opportunities to connect and network with professionals from the area while helping raise awareness about the issue of hunger in northern Illinois, will be on hand to share membership information. WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Northern Illinois Food Bank’s West Suburban Center, 273 Dearborn Court in Geneva INFORMATION: Visit www.SolveHungerToday.org/volunteer.

Super Savvy Senior Expo WHAT: The Batavia Park District and the Batavia Senior Citizens Club will present the sixth annual Super Savvy Senior Expo. This free expo will showcase a variety of services. Participants can browse local resources in areas such as health care, travel, entertainment, improving daily life and more. Free refreshments will be served. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 WHERE: Eastside Community Center, 14 N. VanBuren St., Batavia INFORMATION: Visit www.bataviaparks. org.

‘Tale of Snow White’ at Steel Beam Theatre WHAT: “The Tale of Snow White” features actors ages 6 to 16. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. WHEN: Performances are at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through June 1 WHERE: Steel Beam Children’s Theatre, 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles INFORMATION: Tickets may be purchased online at www.SteelBeamTheatre.com or by phone at 630587-8521.

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They’re definitely not chipmunks GOOD NATURED Pam Otto “That’s not a chipmunk.” The astute visitor, wise beyond his 4½ years, stubbornly stood by his resolution, while his companions (people who, I’m guessing, were Grandma and Grandpa) tried to gently dissuade him. “Honey, look, he’s eating seeds. Just like the chipmunks we have at our house,” Grandma said. “And he’s stuffing more seeds away in his cheek pockets,” Grandpa said. “Just like the chipmunks at home.” “But he’s different,” the young scholar asserted. “He’s bigger, and his stripes are different.” Indeed “he,” the small mammal in question, was definitely not Tamias striatus, the eastern chipmunk, but rather Spermophilus (Ictidomys) tridecemlineatus, the 13-lined ground squirrel. Like a tiny, furry vacuum, it gleaned industriously below the Hickory Knolls birdfeeders, sucking up seeds and tucking them inside its rapidly expanding cheek pouches. In time, Grandma, Grandpa and their sage little grandson moved on, but I stayed there by the windows a little longer, watching the rodent do the work for which it was named. “Spermophilus” means seed lover, and this little guy, or gal, certainly seemed to be enjoying the bounty of kernels and grains the other feeder visitors had left behind. Besides loading its cheek pouches for transport back to the home burrow, the ground squirrel stopped frequently to nosh. Cute as the dickens, it would sit up on its haunches, bite open a seed, then chew and swallow, all the while keeping an eye out for predators – and an especially careful watch on the strange creature behind the window glass. Eventually, its cheeks full nearly to bursting, the little squirrel bounded off, disappearing into the grasses that border the nearby savanna.

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Though sometimes maligned for its burrowing and seed-hoarding habits, the 13-lined ground squirrel fulfills an important ecological niche. Maligned by many gardeners as a “gopher” responsible for pillaging both seeds and young crops, these small rodents nonetheless fulfill an essential ecological niche. As burrowers, they help aerate the soil and make it easier for plant roots to spread. They also enable rain and snowmelt – something we’ve had plenty of these past few months – to percolate into the soil that has become less compacted due to their actions. And their abandoned burrows provide needed habitat for creatures that can’t dig but still have a need for subterranean shelter – snakes, for example – as well as cool, moist refuges for toads and salamanders. Sure, ground squirrels do have a taste for seeds, including freshly planted corn and beans, but they also dine regularly throughout the summer months on garden pests like grasshoppers, caterpillars and beetles. And they’re important prey for all manner of carnivores, from coyotes, foxes and weasels (a long-tailed weasel lives in a rock pile near our birdfeeders), to hawks and, interestingly, great blue herons. (I’ll try not to turn this into a major sidebar, but ... over the last year or so great blue herons have established

a rookery, or nesting colony, on the grounds of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice facility, aka the St. Charles boys’ home, that is adjacent to Hickory Knolls. The herons have, on more than one occasion, visited the community garden plots that lie next to our building and plucked up a ground squirrel meal for either themselves or their nestlings. Before the herons’ arrival, red-tailed hawks occasionally would visit the garden plots, only to be mobbed and shooed away by our many resident red-winged blackbirds. It’s my hope that the herons will prevail where the hawks could not, and help provide the ground squirrel control some gardeners say is needed.) Thirteen-lined ground squirrels’ original habitat was the shortgrass prairies of the Plains States. But as more land, including the tallgrass prairies and woodlands of Illinois, was cleared for agriculture and development, the rodent expanded its range. Today, it is equally at home in our “suburban shortgrass” habitats – particularly the turf of parks, ballfields and cemeteries that are edged by taller grasses and/or cropland – as it is in its “home” states on the Great Plains. Despite this past winter’s

harsh conditions, the species seems to be doing quite well – thanks in large part to its burrowing skills. The average 13-lined ground squirrel digs many different sorts of burrows depending on need –

a large one for nesting, short ones for hiding, and a deep one for hibernating down below the frost line. Not a day goes by that we don’t see these boldly marked – though also well camouflaged – creatures scurrying across our entry drive, along our patios and through the buffalo grass, the deep-rooted turf that forms the Hickory Knolls lawn. It’s tough, though not impossible, to count the lines on their backs. And yep, sure enough, there are 13, arranged as alternating stripes of light and dark, with white spots dotting the dark lines from nape to rump. Thirteen-lined ground squirrels. They’re a ubiquitous part of the landscape in parks and preserves throughout Kane County. And they’re definitely not chipmunks.

• Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, a facility of the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at 630-513-4346 or potto@stcparks.org.

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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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Pastor charged with public indecency Incident took place at gas station near Rockford in March By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Holy Cross Catholic Church Pastor Aaron Brodeski on Friday was charged with two misdemeanor counts of public indecency by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. Brodeski, 44, turned himself in to authorities on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Brodeski, who started at Holy Cross on Feb. 25, 2013, has been on leave from the church. He has been a priest in the Rockford Diocese since 1998. On March 27, deputies from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police were sent to the Road Ranger Gas Station at 4980 South Main St., just south of Rockford, for a report of a man who had exposed himself to an employee, according to a release from the sheriff’s police. The station clerk told deputies that the man had exposed himself while in the store and also while in a car in the store’s parking lot, according to the release. Other employees and customers were in the store at the time. The man had left the area before deputies arrived at the store, but they obtained his license plate number, which led them to Brodeski. In a statement, Rockford Diocese officials asked “for all people of the diocese to pray for Monsignor Brodeski and

the legal process that will resolve this case.” Diocese officials said that Winnebago County authorities alerted the diocese last month that they were investigating an alleged incident involving Brodeski. “In full cooperation with authorities, Monsignor Brodeski agreed to be immediately placed on personal leave from his priestly assignment at Holy Cross Parish in Batavia, and was sent for evaluAaron ation and posBrodeski sible treatment for any difficulties affecting his conduct and ministry,” the statement said. “Following Monsignor Brodeski’s return from evaluation, the diocese learned that the investigation resulted in his arrest.” Brodeski was ordained in 1998, according to the diocese. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Crystal Lake and religion teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock. In 1999, he began to coordinate Rock 2000, a summer event for youths and young adults centered on the Eucharist and the sacraments, according to the diocese. Brodeski was made associate diocesan director of vocations and the spiritual adviser for the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in 2000. He also was pastor of St. Mary Parish in Byron, invested with the title of monsignor in 2008, according to the diocese.

Memorial Day breakfast set at SciTech Museum AURORA – A Memorial Day breakfast event is set from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the SciTech Museum, 18 W. Benton St., Aurora. The breakfast will be hosted by State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, State Sen. Linda Holmes and Arlene Hawks, director of SciTech. The breakfast will be held just before the Aurora Memorial Day parade. The event is free to all veterans, firefighters and police officers. All other guests are welcome, and they are asked to offer a donation for area veterans organizations. Call or email Tim Sury for information or to RSVP at 630-264-6855 or serveavet@gmail.com.

Fox Valley Concert Band to perform Tuesday BATAVIA – The Fox Valley Concert Band will perform

at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. The band is comprised of 80 volunteer musicians under the baton of conductor Colin Holman. Space is limited. To register, visit www.TheHolmstad.org or call 877-226-7310.

M&M Dance plans recital for June 2-3 ELGIN – M&M Dance will have its annual dance recital at 7 p.m. June 2 and June 3 in the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Road, Elgin. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 847-622-0300. M&M Dance teaches beginner through advanced and pre-professional levels in all disciplines. Classes start for children as young as 2½ years old. The studio will hold two three-week camps and six weeks of technique classes

this summer for beginner through intermediate students. For information about classes, call 630-365-5678 or visit www.mmdance5678.com.

Pig roast to raise funds for grain rescue tube ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation will host a pig roast fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Kane County Farm Bureau, 2N710 Randall Road, St. Charles. Proceeds will help purchase a grain rescue tube for local fire departments in response to increasing deaths in grain bins. The event will include Double D Pig Roasts barbecue pork, games, fire truck tours, Cabela’s bucks and refreshments. Cost is $10 a person and $25 a family. RSVP to 630-584-8660 or at the Kane County Farm Bureau by Monday, June 23.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – A natural gas fire near a Batavia business on Friday caused an estimated $6,000 in damage to Nicor Gas Company equipment. The cause is under investigation, and no injuries were reported, according to a news release from the Batavia Fire Department. Firefighters arrived at 12:07 p.m. at Integrated Graphics, 1198 Nagel Blvd., to find a natural gas service line burning. The fire had not spread to

the building. Fire officials evacuated the entire building, including three businesses and approximately 50 employees. Firefighters cooled the outside of the building until gas company crews could arrive on the scene to control the leak. The fire was brought under control at 2:30 p.m. After the leak was controlled, firefighters found no significant structural damage, according to the release. Nicor officials estimated the fire caused $6,000 in damage to its equipment.

8LOCAL BRIEF Money is still available to help local residents pay their home heating bills. Residents need to apply soon – if they have not applied since Sept. 1, 2013 – to qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program this year. LIHEAP ends May 31. The

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cmenchaca@shawmedia.com SOUTH ELGIN – Amanda Oie hasn’t even graduated from high school yet, but she already knows which grades she wants to teach. “The lower grade levels are a little early for me,” the South Elgin resident said. “I like the attention span that the third- through fifth-graders have.” Oie, 18, will double major in elementary education and special education with a minor in music at Aurora University in the fall. She graduates from St. Charles North High School on Sunday. Oie already has some classroom instruction experience, thanks to the Introduction to Teaching program at St. Charles North. She taught third-graders at Corron Elementary in South Elgin during her junior year, and this year she taught Corron’s fourth-graders. To manage her classrooms, Oie usually starts her lessons with her students up on their feet. She likes interacting with students through activities and games instead of simply talking to them,

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 previously featured. For more local graduation news and photos, visit www.kcchronicle. com/graduation2014. so they can actually see what they are supposed to be doing. Oie’s student teaching has only reinforced her longstanding desire to be an educator. “Literally, my kindergarten teacher got me hooked on teaching,” Oie said. Oie recalls attending a full-day kindergarten day care program at Bright Horizons near Arlington Heights. She said her teacher constantly would have her assist the other students. When her brother was in the same class four years later, she came back to help over the summer. The Oie siblings in 2005 began karate

lessons, which helped develop their confidence and respect. Amanda Oie is now a third-degree black belt and an instructor at National Karate in Bartlett. “Between karate and my parents, it’s really helped shape my maturity,” Oie said. She said she will continue to teach karate while at Aurora University and also return to singing. She became really involved in her middle school’s choir program and continued through her sophomore year, but she left the stage so she could student teach. She auditioned and received a scholarship and a place in the Aurora University choir program. She hopes to be able to create her own songs to help her students. Even with all her commitments, Oie will have to get used to not being in front of a classroom now that her two-year student teaching stint is over. “I think it’ll be rough at first because I’m used to being so hands-on,” Oie said. “But it will be a welcome change in the fact that I’m going to be learning different techniques for the classrooms.”

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Amanda Oie, a senior at St. Charles North High School, is a third-degree black belt in karate and sings in the music program at the school. She will attend Aurora University in Aurora.

ELGIN – Fabiola Ortiz started competing in track as a middle-schooler, and she hasn’t stopped since. Ortiz, 19, participated in indoor and outdoor track this year at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. This is also her s e c o n d y e a r Fabiola Ortiz in cross-country after taking up the sport during her senior year at St. Charles North High School. The freshman already made a name for herself by breaking the school’s outdoor track distance medley relay and 4x8 distance relay records. “The students are just taking down records and putting new ones up,” Ortiz said from her home in Elgin. “It’s exciting to be part of that.” Ortiz attributes the team’s success in part to Geoffrey Gundlach, who she considers to be the best coach she’s had. Gundlach has been through it all as a runner and even runs with the team during every practice, Ortiz said. With the University of Dubuque’s student body topping about 1,600, the boys and girls cross-country teams are like a family and train together, Ortiz said. One of the track teammates who helped Ortiz break records, Kiersten Wenthold, will also be her roommate next year. Ortiz is also proud of the fact that her grades have stayed up even with her athletics. She’s still pursuing her plans from senior year of studying psychology, but this year she added a focus on drug and alcohol counseling. “I find it very interesting how addiction can grab ahold of people’s life,” she said.

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from a bike rack at Alice Gustafson Elementary School, 905 Carlisle Road. • A juvenile from Rotolo Middle School, 1501 S. Raddant Road, was charged Monday, May 19, with possession of drug paraphernalia. • Richard L. Garlick, 36, of the 1300 block of Georgetown Drive, Batavia, was charged Monday, May 19, with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving in the wrong lane. • A tire was reported damaged between Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, on a car parked in the 1100 block of West Wilson Street. The tire was valued at $100.

8LOCAL BRIEF Dinner, auction to aid mission trips, ministries ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Episcopal Church will host a dinner, silent auction and live auction to raise money for its high school ministry group’s mission trips to Kentucky. The event takes place at 6 p.m. June 7 at the church, 994 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles.

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He started in 1999 as a civil engineer, and then was promoted to assistant director of Public Works and city engineer. In 2006, he became the director of the department. A job description for the position is posted at www.geneva.il.us. The application deadline is June 26. The city is hoping to have the position filled by late summer.

8LOCAL BRIEFS House raffle to benefit parenting programs GENEVA – Specially designed play houses and dog houses will be built as part of a partnership between Geneva-based Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation and the Northern Illinois Homebuilders Association. The houses are for a raffle that will benefit Changing Children’s World. Proceeds will fund parenting programs, including those for teen parents. The foundation works with parents to improve the social/emotional, learning and self-control of children. The houses will be on display at key events in Kane and DuPage counties, including the City of St. Charles RiverFest, Firing up the Fox, the Batavia Block Party and the St. Charles flea market. Tickets are on sale. The first draw will

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GENEVA – Geneva will begin a search for a new director for its Public Works Department, as current director Dan Dinges will be leaving to accept a position in Bartlett, according to a news release issued by the city of Geneva. Dinges’ resignation will

be effective on June 19, according to the release. He will be the director of the Bartlett Public Works Department. Brian Schiber will lead the Geneva department on an interim basis, the release stated. City Administrator Mary McKittrick said Geneva “is grateful for Dan’s service to our citizens and community, as well as for the solid lead-

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8OBITUARIES LEROI E. HUTCHINGS Born: Aug. 3, 1920 Died: May 20, 2014 OAK PARK – Inventor, bridge expert, athlete and theater angel LeRoi E. Hutchings passed away peacefully at home in Oak Park on May 20, 2014. He was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Jessie F. Hetzel and LeRoi E. Hutchings Sr., and lived most of his life in Crystal Lake and Mt. Prospect. A Ph.D. in chemical engineering, he was in research at Pure Oil Company (Crystal Lake), Great Lakes Carbon Corporation (Elizabethton, Tennessee) and UOP (Des Plaines) and held 70 patents. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering at the University of Michigan in 1943 and

1944 and his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, where he met his wife of 57 years, Mary Jo Calnan, who passed away in 2008. They have two daughters, Mary Hutchings (William) Reed (Chicago) and Donna C. Steele (Oak Park). He is also survived by three grandchildren, Amy (Matt) Wolski (Naperville); Sarah L. Steele (New York City) and Peter W. Steele (formerly St. Charles) and one nephew, Fabian (Jana) Beltran (Ann Arbor, Michigan). A man of many interests and talents, he was an expert bridge player who invented the game ThreeForBridge, and earned numerous trophies in golf, tennis and bowling. As additional hobbies, he tailored women’s clothes, built model ships, designed furniture and also enjoyed sailing and gardening. He was a founding supporter of Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

HARRIS A. MEGER Born: Dec. 12, 1915 Died: May 17, 2014

Batavia from 1971-1997. Meger was employed by Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Company in Geneva as a precision grinder for 35 years, retiring in 1977. While living in Batavia, the Megers were members of Bethany Lutheran Church. Since 1997, Meger made his home near family in Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by daughter Beverly and son Gregory,

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Harris A. Meger, a longtime Kane County resident, passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Meger was born on Dec. 12, 1915, in Shaftsburg, Michigan, and grew up on a farm near Hinckley, where he graduated from Hinckley High School in 1933. In 1938 he married Adeline M. Rolf. Three children were born to this union; Norma, Beverly and Gregory. The Megers lived in Geneva from 1942-1971 and in

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Scott (Olivia) of Batavia and Shawn of Elburn; grandchildren Isabel and Daniel; sister Flo Tenney of Iowa; nephews Mike (Olga) Tenney and Steve (Mindy) Tenney; great-nephews and -nieces Dustin (Sarah), Brian, Josh, and Liza; and greatgreat-nephews Nolan, Nathan and Clark Tenney. Gail was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 320 Franklin St., Geneva, with the Rev. Dr. Mark A. Tusken officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Mark’s Episcopal Memorial Gardens, Geneva. The visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, until the service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Geneva. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Jericho Ministries, P.O. Box 781, Appleton, WI 54912, or SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders), P.O. Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003 – memo indicating Russ and Heidi Smith – would be appreciated. Arrangements were handled by Malone Funeral Home. For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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Died: May 20, 2014 ST. CHARLES – Phyllis Marie O’Rourke (nee Reinert), 84, of St. Charles and formerly of Elgin, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Brighton Gardens in St. Charles. Phyllis graduated from St. Edward High School in Elgin. She was a faithful and devoted mother, wife and homemaker. Phyllis loved animals, especially horses, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends in Elgin and at their lake home in Hayward, Wisconsin. Survivors include her six children, Thomas (Mary) O’Rourke of Eugene, Oregon, Dr. James (Lisa) O’Rourke of Paducah, Kentucky, Maureen (Mickey) Chovancek of Elgin, Kevin O’Rourke of Elgin, Michael (Sally) O’Rourke of St. Charles and Sharon (Tom) O’Leary of St. Charles; 10 grandchildren, Luke, Ben, Bryan, Alyssa, Michael, Sarah, James, Catherine, Megan and Sean; six great-grandchildren, MaKenna, Demarion, Blake, Stefen, Aimslee and Ryker; a brother, Leroy (Jan) Reinert; and a sister-in-law, Coral Reinert. She was preceded in death by her husband, James O’Rourke, whom she married Oct. 10, 1952; her parents, Agnes and Arnold Reinert; and a brother, Howard Reinert. The funeral Mass celebration will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 400 Fulton St., Elgin. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, and on Tuesday at the church from 9:15 a.m. until the Mass. Memorials may be made to Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) at www.fsma.org. For information, call 847-741-8800 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Josef Hermann Viereckl, “Sepp,” passed peacefully from this Earth on May 22, 2014, surrounded by those he loved in the home that he built. He was born in 1937 to Hermann Viereckl and Gabrielle Killian in Austria. A longtime resident of Batavia, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, master carpenter and cabinetmaker, expert beekeeper and fisherman. His dry sense of humor, ability to build and fix anything, love of the outdoors and quiet caring nature will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 55 years, Marianne (nee Aigner); his sister Christa (Charles) Stanek; his brothers, Heinrich (Elfriede) and Fred; his sons Rudolf (Carolyn) and Josef (Divine); his daughter Sonya Maria; grandchildren Ashlei, RJ, Joe, Rebecca, Michael, Joshua, Alec, Grace and Eve; and great-grandchild Tenley Rose. Services will be private. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

RICHARD A. WHITE Born: Sept. 13, 1934 Died: May 21, 2014 Richard A. White, age 79, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. He was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Woodstock, the son of Orville and Ruby (nee Adams) White. After graduating from Genoa High School in 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force for four

years. While there, he concentrated on courses in the fields of radar school in Biloxi, Mississippi. During that time, he was united in marriage to Dorothy J. Smith on June 22, 1953. He obtained a career with the FAA as an air traffic controller at the Aurora Center for 32 years. After Richard retired from the FAA, he was a consultant for the Air Transport Association for nine years. During his retirement, he spent winters in Destin, Florida, and fishing in Canada in the summer. Richard enjoyed all sports, however golfing was his favorite. He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy of Batavia; his children, Denise M. (Brian) Haney of Palmer, Alaska, Robin K. (Paul) Dunaway of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and Richard J. White Jr. of Elburn; his grandchildren, Tanya Chaison, Danny Burgess, Dorian (Tammy) Burgess, Jennifer (Chad) Erpelding and Brandy Haney; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Sherry Vanderlaan. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. A committal service will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere. For information, please contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630879-7900 or www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Get your blood pressure checked in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Free blood pressure screenings will be offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles. They are open to the public and sponsored by VNA of Fox Valley. Contact Cathy Winters at 630-3772769, ext. 210, for information.

Learn Amelia Earhart’s history at STC library ST. CHARLES – History comes alive at the St. Charles Public Library as historian and actress Leslie Goddard presents “Never Lost: Amelia Earhart Before the Legend” at noon Thursday in the Huntley Meeting Room. The library is at 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Presented in first-person format, Goddard recounts Earhart’s life; the many records she broke; her unconventional views on marriage; and her ability to succeed in a man’s world without losing the adoration of the public. The event is cosponsored by the St.

Charles Public Library and the St. Charles Heritage Center; and produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events. Registration is required. Sign up at the reference desk, by calling 630584-0076, ext. 1, or online at www.stcharleslibrary.org.

Bird walk planned for May 31 in Batavia BATAVIA – Kane County Audubon has planned a bird walk for 8 a.m. May 31 at the Dick Young Forest Preserve, 39W115 Main St., Batavia. Participants should meet in the north parking lot, just west of Nelson Lake Road on Main Street. The parking lot is behind the house on the south side of Main Street. Participants will look for arriving migrants and summer residents. The public is invited. For information, contact leader Jon Duerr at 630-584-5891.

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

will be open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, with a service at 5:30 p.m. Phyllis Marie O’Rourke: Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 400 Fulton St., Elgin. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, and on Tuesday at the church from 9:15 a.m. until the Mass.

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

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Praise for grads, hope for excellent future Each year, the Kane County Chronicle celebrates local graduating high school seniors with a week filled with stories about students of note. We are encouraged by the achievements of those we have profiled, and we anticipate great success for them in the future. This year, we also wanted to get a glimpse of just what those futures might look like. As part of the graduation week series, we have been checking in with some of those we have profiled in the past, and we have been thrilled to find them enjoying success at the college level. The stories on the past graduates have value. They are able to provide a perspective on college life. One past grad – Rosary’s Colleen Madlinger, now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – advised seniors to “be mindful of college, but don’t stress out about it.” She urged

students to take advantage of opportunities and get involved in activities. Another past grad – St. Charles East’s Yash Bhatia, now at Washington University in St. Louis – spoke of the greater independence that exists at the college level, and how that “was very different than high school.” This marks the fourth year that we have devoted a week to profiling graduating seniors, and we have found that there are impressive students who attend our local high schools. For a closer look at local graduation news and photos, visit www.kcchronicle.com/graduation2014. This year’s group includes stories of inspiration. All who we’ve profiled are ambitious and accomplished. We look forward to checking in on their progress in the future.

A day to remember An extended weekend. The unofficial kickoff to summer. The time when public swimming pools open. It’s all part of the Memorial Day tradition. However, there is a much more serious side to this observance, which, according to www.usmemorialday.org, is “a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.” Each death of a serviceman or servicewoman is a reflection of the ultimate price paid by those brave enough to dedicate their lives to helping others. Because that is what those in the military do: They put their lives on the line to assist others, whether it’s patrolling a border, working for the National Guard during a natural disaster or picking up a gun and going to war. Kane County residents have

many opportunities to attend local Memorial Day events. Most of these ceremonies take about an hour, making it a rather small commitment of one’s time to pay tribute to those who have made the greatest sacrifice they can in order to protect our freedom. If visiting a ceremony just isn’t something you can do, you still can pause for a moment. Because while this weekend is sold as a great time to get a deal on anything from a new car to a mattress, Memorial Day is a day to reflect on those who gave all they had. Maybe you know people who have died while serving this country. Maybe you don’t. But we owe it to all of them, on Memorial Day, to pay tribute to what they have done to make our world a better place.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A great decision To the Editor: During my final year of high school at St. Charles East, everyone encouraged me to attend Elgin Community College because it was affordable and an excellent route. Within a few weeks into my first semester, I knew they were right and that I had made a great decision. I immediately felt connected to the student body thanks to Student Life. I have had the honor of meeting a variety of people through campus activism and have built a strong network. I also took advantage of ECC’s academic variations

with professors who are ready to challenge their students intellectually. This has helped me grow profoundly, and I now feel completely prepared to continue my education at a four-year institution. As a full-time student, I worked over 20 hours per week, and as a student leader, time management and discipline became more important to me. I thought I knew how to manage my time, until I was loaded with class assignments, clubs duties and work responsibilities. During my last semester at ECC, I learned to value every minute I am given. There are 24 hours in a day,

and some use those hours more wisely than others. Thankfully, ECC has demonstrated to me how much can be done with that time, and I truly believe I will use my time wisely from here on out. I encourage all graduating seniors to attend ECC and become involved with the community. The academics are challenging and prepare you for the future. Student Life is inviting and fun, and everyone on campus is rooting for you! ECC strives to see its students succeed. Adriana Guzman St. Charles

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

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Unbelievable Today, I read in the Kane County Chronicle, that Batavia High School had graduation ceremonies at Northern Illinois University. I just don’t understand, after spending millions of dollars raising our taxes here in Batavia, that we couldn’t have the graduation in our own expensive auditorium. They had to go to Northern Illinois? This is just unbelievable.

They don’t like it Show me a teacher who supports Common Core, and I will show you a teacher who has not read Common Core.

What’s wrong with that? I was born in Chicago, and I lived in Humboldt Park. It has become a very, very Hispanic neighborhood. I don’t see anything wrong with that. And I

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own language and to learn what things are in English, as well as their own language. But they all have to start somewhere. So let’s eliminate French. Let’s eliminate German. Let’s eliminate every other language that isn’t English in our schools. How stupid does that sound? I’m sorry, but I believe that Hispanic people need to learn our language the same way any other immigrant did. Let’s just stop talking about how wrong things are and try living together as human beings. Think about it.

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wrong with that? No immigrant ever moved to our country and immediately spoke English. I think it’s foolish to expect Hispanic people to do so. They need to know their

President Obama, Sen. Durbin, Gov. Quinn, Mayor Emanuel and the rest of the Democratic Party wants to raise the minimum wage to [about] $10 or maybe $15 an hour. The SEIU picketed the McDonald’s headquarters wanting not only for the $15 per hour but also the right to unionize. There are questions and answers that the Democratic leaders, union officials, liberal media and economists failed to answer. What happens to the wages of those individuals already making $10 to $15 an hour? Do they go to $15 or $20?

SUGAR GROVE – A habitat restoration work day is set for 9 a.m. to noon today at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove. Participants will pull and bag garlic mustard, an invasive plant. 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. For information, email maryoxie@ sbcglobal.net or call Rob Cleave with the Kane County Forest Preserve at 630-232-5980.

Garden tours today in Elgin, Campton Hills CAMPTON HILLS – Northern Kane County Wild Ones will have two garden tours today. The first tour will be at 10 a.m. at 40W992 Creekwood Drive in Elgin. This property is an acre of prairie, which includes woodland, mesic and wetland plants. The second stop at 11 a.m. will be a mile south at 8N925 Crawford Road, Campton Hills. This six-acre savanna includes woods and prairie with many birds, butterflies and bees. At the end of the tour at the second stop, there will be refreshments and a member plant exchange. For information, visit www.northernkanecounty.wildones.org or call 847-794-8962.

Sign up for Sunday’s Multisport Madness GENEVA – The 14th annual Multisport Madness Team Triathlon Festival is set for Sunday at Cadence Fitness and Health Center, 296 Randall Road, Geneva. Visit https:// register.itsracetime.com/Register/?event=23884 to register for the youth triathlon. Entry fee is $47. Visit https://register. itsracetime.com/Register/ groups/default.aspx?newgroup=true&event=25701 to register for the Mixed Team Relay Super Sprint. Entry fee is $30. Visit www.mmtt3.org or contact John Lorenz at 847909-3200 for information.

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All of us know someone who has battled cancer or is living with it. Our family just returned from a wonderful charity event in Geneva, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center’s annual 5K Bridge Walk along the Fox River. This event was a huge success thanks to the many dedicated workers, sponsors and volunteers. Each year, the event grows so that LivingWell can continue to provide many programs and service to cancer patients, their families and caretakers, all free of charge. How great that no one has to go through this journey alone. Look for this event next spring and come be a part of this wonderful charity event.

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A man who has lived in Aurora and Geneva agreed to a 15-year prison sentence Friday after pleading guilty to charges that he sexually preyed on a youth he knew and photographed the acts, according to a news release issued by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Regulo Castro, 36, with addresses listed in Aurora and Geneva, pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony; criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony; and child pornography, a Class 3 felony. He will serve his sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Kane County Circuit Judge James Hallock accepted the plea. According to the release, Castro engaged in acts of sex-

ual penetration with the victim, whom he knew, between September 2009 and February 2014. Castro also used his smart phone to photograph the acts, which took place at his Aurora residence. The victim was younger than 13 at the time of the acts. AuRegulo Castro thorities were alerted when Castro’s wife, who lives at the Geneva residence, saw the images from Castro’s phone. “We prosecute many cases that are difficult to grasp,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said, according to the release. “This is one of them. It is very hard to understand how someone could do this to a child he is expected to care for. What’s worse is that despite his guilty plea, Mr.

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Inching closer PLETHORA OF AREA GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES ADVANCE TO FINAL DAY OF STATE MEET. PAGE 22 Douglas Cottle for Shaw Media

Kaneland’s Maddie Keifer competes in the IHSA Class 2A high Jump during Friday’s preliminary competition at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

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By KRISTEN GISONDI editorial@kcchronicle.com CHARLESTON – Karina Liz wanted to make a statement. The Aurora Central Catholic sophomore did just that by running the best 800-meter time in Class 2A during her preliminary race Friday at the IHSA state track meet. Liz kicked it in during the final 100 meters to finish in 2:12.69, nearly three seconds faster than the next best time and more than a second faster than her sectional qualifying time. “I wanted to show Karina Liz people I am capable of more,” said Liz, who’s hoping to break 2:10 in today’s final at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium. “I was really just trying to qualify, but then when I saw my split [at Lauren Zick 400 meters], I thought, ‘Just keep it up. Don’t slow down.’ ” Liz was among the more than 20 local athletes to qualify for today’s finals in classes 2A and 3A. Senior Lauren Zick Torree Scull is among 10 Kaneland athletes set to race in today’s finals. A few weeks ago, Zick rolled her ankle around a turn, which made it difficult to even walk. As a result, she was Jordan Shead u n a b l e t o c o m p e t e during sectionals. On Friday, though, Zick was eligible to compete on Kaneland’s 4x100 relay team, running anchor for a squad that clocked the second best time in Class 2A after shaving exactly one second off its sectional time to finish in 49.13 seconds. Freshman Carly Elliot, sophomore Allie Heinzer and freshman Nicole Sreenam ran the opening legs. Chicago’s Noble Street Charter Johnson finished 0.71 seconds ahead. “My ankle is not strong enough to run a curve yet, so I ran the straight instead,” Zick said. “It’s a different

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St. Charles East’s Allison Chmelik leaps during her attempt in the IHSA Class 3A triple jump preliminary event Friday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. race coming back from an injury.” Zick isn’t the only local athlete dealing with an injury. Krista Fitz-

maurice, a senior from St. Charles East, has battled sinus and ear infections, anemia and four broken meta-

tarsal bones. The physical therapy three times a week healed her foot, meaning that the only thing Fitzmaurice needs to worry about is her lungs. “I could have walked off, and I wanted to so many times because it’s frustrating,” Fitzmaurice said. “But then I had to think about [state] finals last year and it gave me chills.” The future Illinois State runner will run in the 4x800 in today’s Class 3A finals after teaming with Torree Scull, Anastasia Honea and Corrin Adams to finish eighth overall in 9:23.21 seconds. East junior Allison Chmelik qualified in three events – triple jump (36 feet, 9.5 inches), 4x100 (48.49), and 4x400 (3:55.26). She ran the third leg on the 4x100 squad that included senior Kim Abels, senior Jordan Shead and junior Elizabeth Chmelik, and ran the second leg for a 4x400 team that included sister Elizabeth, Shead and freshman Casey McNichols. “Time dropped like it should, and I think we accomplished our main objectives today,” East coach Tim Wolf said. “The goal was to get to the next day. We are enjoying the moment.” Also advancing to the 2A finals individually for Kaneland were Christina Delach, who vaulted 9-6 in the pole vault; freshman Maddie Keifer, who leapt 5 feet in the high jump; senior Sarah Nyaeeme, who leapt 36 feet in the triple jump; Sreenam, who ran 12.6 seconds in the 100 and 46.44 seconds in the 400. Kaneland’s 4x200 team of sophomore Olivia Galor, freshman Becca Richtman, Heinzer and Elliott clocked 1:45.46 to advance, as did the 4x400 team of Galor, Sreenam, senior Sydney Strang and sophomore Allie Heinser in 4:02.26. Rosary advanced sophomore Madison Ronzone in the 1,600 in 5:07.87 and the 4x800 team of senior Emily Bakala, sophomore Shea Vero, junior Emily Martin and sophomore Madison Ronzone in 9:39.85. In Class 3A, Shead was among five other St. Charles East athletes to advance by running 55.75 in the 400 while Scull ran 5:06.26 in the 1,600. Foster Ignoffo will be Geneva’s sole representative today after running 57.71 in the 400.

“Time dropped like it should, and I think we accomplished our main objectives today. The goal was to get to the next day. We are enjoying the moment.” Tim Wolf, St. Charles East girls track and field coach


Pole vault J.T. Grill, St. Charles North, 14-0 Tyler Mansfield, Batavia, 13-9 High jump Tyler Maryanski, Marmion, 6-7 Erik Miller, St. Charles North, 6-7 Mark Rudelich, Batavia, 6-7

110 hurdles Kyle Decker, St. Charles East, 15.28 300 hurdles Peyton Piron, Batavia, 39.79 Discus Jason D’Amico, Geneva, 155-1 Shot put Luke Juriga, Marmion, 51-6 800 Blaine Bartel, Geneva, 1:54.72 Ryan Wieties, Batavia, 1:55.27 Kevin Grahovec, Marmion, 1:56.19 Mitch Voellinger, Batavia, 1:57.07 400 Jack Feeney, St. Charles North, 49.46 Sam Urben, Geneva, 49.52 200 Tim Roels, Geneva, 21.99 1,600 Mark Sciurba, St. Charles East, 4:25.5 4x400 relay Batavia (David Curnock, Peyton Piron, Blake Crowder, Jorden Berendt), 3:23.07

Athletes channel training, advance to state By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com ELGIN – Batavia’s David Morrison located two things within a few seconds of one another Friday night: his closing kick and the nearest patch of infield grass. The 3,200 meter run at the Class 3A Barlett Sectional boys track and field meet hosted by Elgin ended with Morrison in third place but ahead of the state meet qualifying standard. Morrison fell to the ground in elation and exhaustion moments later, one of several signature moments for a Bulldogs team that finished second to champion Schaumburg among 15 teams. “I knew the field was going to go for time. It wasn’t going to be a tactical race, I was assuming,” Morrison said. “But just go out with them, just stick with them, and then hopefully get down to state. It was a great race.” Ditto for the Bulldogs’ 4x400, which closed the meet with a winning effort of 3:23.07. Anchor Jorden Berendt had a blazing backstretch run to help Batavia edge Larkin. “Unbelievable. Everyone on the team really showed up tonight,” Berendt said. “We’ve just trained super hard all year. It’s finally paid off.” The rest of the Chronicle-area contingent who’ll compete in the May 30 state prelims at Eastern Illinois totes either a decorated state history or a yet-to-be-written one. St. Charles East junior Kyle Decker clinched his long-awaited first state berth by winning the 110-meter hurdles in 15.28 seconds. A seventh-place finisher at sectionals as a sophomore, Decker entered as the top seed and seemingly in the clear after each of the six runners to finish ahead of him last season graduated. He nicked the second hurdle but only used it as momentum, rumbling on. “I’m so excited. This has been my goal since June last year,” Decker said. “It’s incredible. It was just an amazing race. It was the best feeling ever.” North senior Erik Miller finished second in the high

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St. Charles East’s Kyle Decker (left) competes in the 110-meter hurdles finals Friday during the IHSA Class 3A Bartlett Sectional. jump, and shows no restraint about improving upon last season’s fourth-place state finish. “I’m happy to go back down there. Last week, I had the flu … but I definitely felt really good today, and I honestly think I can win it next week,” Miller said. “So it’s going to be awesome.” A three-sport athlete, Miller was just a few days removed from the end of basketball season when he established a new indoor meet record at York in March. His foes will include winner Tyler Maryanski of Marmion and Batavia’s Mark Rudelich, who also advanced from the sectional. An eerie sequence occurred early in the meet, as Marmion throws coach Eddie DeGeeter, officiating the shot put, was struck by a put and taken away on a stretcher. Cadets head coach Dan Thorpe said DeGeeter was in stable condition in an Elgin hospital Friday night. Marmion’s Luke Juriga won the event with a throw of 51 feet, 6 inches in dramatic fashion. “Oh, tremendous. Tremendous. I said to Luke the other day, you have to get 51,” Thorpe said. “And for him to get it on his last throw.” Geneva’s champions included Tim Roels in the 200 (21.99) and Jason D’Amico, who threw a personal-best 155-

01 in the discus. “He worked hard in the offseason, lifted hard, and that’s worked to his benefit,” Vikings coach Gale Gross. Batavia’s Peyton Piron won the 300 hurdles in 39.79. J.T. Grill (North) and Tyler Mansfield (Batavia) advanced in the pole vault. Grill’s fraternal twin sister, Jessica, was a state qualifier for this weekend’s girls meet. The 800 prelims also will be Chronicle-area heavy, as Geneva’s Blaine Bartel ran 1:54.72 to edge Batavia’s Ryan Wieties (1:55.27). Marmion’s Kevin Grahovec

and Mitch Voellinger of Batavia were among the sectional’s six state qualifiers. Bartel’s backers included assistant coach Andrew Nelson, a former Vikings distance standout who completed his collegiate running career at Syracuse last year. He has been studying with a chiropractor and nutritionist while helping the boys and girls programs “any way I can.” “A little bit’s changed, certainly. Yeah, it’s five year’s different. I didn’t go to school with any of these guys, so that’s certainly different, but the tradition’s still there.”

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IHSA CLASS 3A WEST CHICAGO GIRLS SOCCER REGIONAL: ST. CHARLES EAST 5, WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH 2

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By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com WEST CHICAGO – Solid regular seasons had given way to exasperating postseasons throughout the careers of St. Charles East girls soccer’s senior class. That trend ended Friday. East leapfrogged the regional championship-game hurdle that previously tripped up the Saints, scoring the first five goals en route to blistering Wheaton Warrenville South, 5-2, in the IHSA Class 3A West Chicago Regional championship match. “Over the last couple of years our postseasons have always ended on a sour note or something that should have gone our way and didn’t,” East senior midfielder Anna Corirossi said. “This season, it’s an incredible feeling. Me and a couple other seniors, this is our last time playing, and we really want to go out with a bang. We don’t

want to stop.” East coach Paul Jennison called the regional title “a long time coming.” It advanced the Saints to a showdown with crosstown foe St. Charles North in Tuesday’s Conant Sectional semifinal. “This group is without doubt the most positive group I’ve ever been a part of,” Jennison said. “They always are giving each other positive feedback regardless of whatever the situation is. We’ve had one or two games this year that haven’t gone our way and they’ve come in the next day with a fantastic work ethic.” East (15-4-2) was dominant from the get-go, cashing in twice within the opening four minutes of play. The first goal came on Rion Gaffney’s conversion off a curving feed from Corirossi, and East went up 2-0 at the 36:06 mark on the first of two first-half goals from junior Darcy Cunningham. Gaffney is among the re-

Class 3A West Chicago Regional Wednesday’s semifinals St. Charles East 5, West Chicago 0 Wheaton Warrenville South 1, Schaumburg 0 Friday’s championship St. Charles East 5, Wheaton Warrenville South 2 • St. Charles East advances to the Hoffman Estates Sectional and will face St. Charles North at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

inforcements that has helped East’s veteran core of players ,such as Amanda Hilton, Shannon Rasmussen, goalkeeper Kendra Sheehan, Cunningham and Corirossi, reach another level this season. Gaffney played for East as a freshman, missed her sophomore year with hip surgery and focused on club play with Oak Brook Soccer Club as a junior.

Gaffney, an Elmhurst College recruit, has enjoyed her return to the prep soccer scene this spring. “This has been a heck of a ride,” Gaffney said. “I’ve enjoyed every moment of it with my team, and I’m looking forward to seeing where we can go this year.” The Saints led, 3-0, at halftime as Cunningham scored again late in the half, heading home a 40-plus yard free kick from Rasmussen. Second-half Saints goals from Sophie Jendrzeczyk and Hilton made it 5-0 and emboldened Jennison to clear his bench, at least until the Tigers (11-9-1) chipped away with a pair of penalty kick goals by junior Alexis Jakuszewski, who rifled both shots past backup East goalkeeper Alison Chesterfield. Wheaton Warrenville South coach Guy Callipari said East’s early goals dictated “everything” in terms of the Tigers’ plan of attack.

“It’s a little frustrating that their first shot and their second shot on the face of the goal accounted for two tallies,” Callipari said. “It’s a matter of us coming out on our heels as opposed to our toes and not asserting ourselves early enough.” Callipari’s daughter, Olivia, is a junior on Batavia’s girls soccer team. The Bulldogs’ regional final match – a loss to St. Charles North – started in Addison an hour after the East-Wheaton Warrenville South match began. “It could be a quiet night at the Callipari household, set aside by two St. Charles schools,” Callipari said. “But it’s a hotbed for soccer. They have a lot of great kids that come through the program and they’re both well-coached so we know coming through the sectional it’s always going to be difficult. … They have a lot of tradition in coming through and expecting to win, and that’s what they do.”

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We connected together some passes for the most part, at least a couple of chances could have been better to put some pres-

sure on the keeper.” North dealt with the late pressure well and added an insurance goal to ensure the regional streak would continue. Pohl took a ball 20 yards from the goal, headed it to herself, maneuvered around a defender and poked it past Scara to make it 2-0. The goal highlighted a solid night for Pohl, who had a number of good chances on net, looking plenty dangerous in the Batavia end of the field – especially in the second half. “We had a lot of opportunities and it took a while to finish but we got there eventually,” Pohl said. “One-nothing is not safe so we just had to play a lot more defensive but at the same time trying to create offensive opportunities. As long as the chances are there and we keep creating them, that’s all that matters.”

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ADDISON – A regional championship has become about as routine for the St. Charles North girls soccer team as trees bearing leaves in the spring. Friday night’s 2-0 win against Batavia at the IHSA Class 3A Addison Trail Regional final secured the North Stars’ 12th straight regional crown, setting up a sectional showdown Tuesday with crosstown foe St. Charles East. North (17-4-2) withstood a spirited push from Batavia (12-9-1) in the second half and mustered a late insurance goal to secure the win. “It’s not the number but it’s getting excited about the tradition for the school,” North coach Ruth Vostal said. “I think we did a good job of carrying on the tradition that was once on the other side and I’m proud of the efforts that they had. We knew it was going to be a difficult fight, especially when we hit the Tri-Cities teams.” North’s continuance of its regional dominance never was in serious doubt Friday, especially in the first half, as the Bulldogs failed to register a shot on goal. Hanna Durocher scored the first North Stars goal at 25:09 of the first half, creating a goal out of almost nothing. Durocher controlled a bounding ball with her chest and then muscled and maneuvered around two Batavia defenders before tucking a shot inside the right post that gave the North Stars a 1-0 lead. North frustrated Batavia’s offense, playing physical on its own side of the field and making life easy on goalkeeper Shelby Stitz. Not much changed at the start of the second half as Sophie Pohl began to set the tone for North’s offensive, booming a pair of shots at Batavia goalkeeper Jenny Scara. One Pohl shot went off the crossbar while the other was swallowed up by Scara by the right post. Batavia’s first real scoring chance came at the 30:15 mark in the second half as sophomore Megan McEachern beat two North defenders on a through ball but was unable to lift the ball over a sliding Stitz. While offense was still hard to come by for much of the second half, the Bulldogs’ physical play limited North’s offensive chances. The defensive effort nearly paid off as the Bulldogs had a pair of late scoring chances that almost tied the game. The best came on a free kick where McEachern sent a blast from 15 yards out just over the bar. “We matched their intensity and definitely the physical play. They are definitely a physical team and if you cower to that, they will dominate you,” Batavia coach Mark Gianfrancesco said. “I thought we did a pretty good job of matching that.

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St. Francis softball junior first baseman Ali Dittrich, of Batavia, is already a threeyear varsity veteran, ascending to the No. 3 spot in the Spartans’ order this season. Dittrich spoke to Kane County Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab for this week’s Weekend Chit-chat, during which she discussed her season, her family history with St. Francis and next week’s IHSA Class 3A St. Francis Regional, at which the Spartans open play Tuesday against IMSA. The following is an edited transcript:

What do you consider the biggest strong suit in your game? Probably my hitting. Yeah, I’d say my hitting. I focus on that mainly. It’s just what I love most about the game.

What are you most proud

of so far this season? Maybe a certain game, a certain at-bat that’s been the highlight to this point? I don’t know, I’d probably have to say for our spring training trip, we went to Florida, and we just went out there and played very well. Probably that. We came back and we were 3-1.

I’d have to imagine you guys had a lot of fun off the field down there also? Oh yeah, so much fun. We went to Disney, spent a lot of time out there laying out in sun. It was so much fun.

What’s the toughest pitch for you to hit? Does it vary game to game? Yeah, it probably just depends on what the pitcher’s speed is, what her best pitch is. Some pitchers throw

Weekend Chit-chat with ST. FRANCIS SOFTBALL’S ALI DITTRICH

riseballs that are so hard to lay off of because it looks like it’s coming perfectly in, and sometimes a pitcher will throw a changeup that is so hard to lay off of.

With [St. Francis pitcher Maggie Remus] being coach Remus’ daughter, can you sense that special connection with them? Not really. It’s tough love for all of us. He loves all of us

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equally well. Obviously he loves Maggie because she’s his daughter but he puts us all out there and I’d say he treats us all as if we were his daughter so I really don’t think it makes a difference that Maggie is coach Remus’ daughter.

both of my older brothers (John Ryan and Jake) went to St. Francis and loved it. I shadowed there when I was in eighth grade and I fell in love with it.

What do you think of the regional ahead of you guys next week?

It’s awesome. I play for the Wasco Diamonds 18U Bill Morrow team. We’re going to [the Pennsbury college exposure tournament in Pennsylvania] and then playing a couple tournaments around here but then we go to Hall of Fame tournament in Oklahoma City and from there we go to Colorado and play in the Fireworks, and then come back and play in the Metro tournament and a couple other tournaments, and then we’re heading down to Montgomery, Alabama for ASA nationals.

We’re really excited for it. We hosted our regional last year and a lot of people came out for it and I know that helps us a lot. I know we’re looking forward to it and I know everyone else on the team is [excited] that we get home field for that.

What brought you to St. Francis? I’ve gone to Catholic school my whole life. It was between St. Francis or Rosary and

What is your summer softball agenda shaping up like?

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Plocinski sisters lead Geneva Cougars roll past By JARED BIRCHFIELD editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – Geneva softball catcher Kaitlyn Plocinski did more than just call the pitches for the pitcher, her sister Emily, in Friday’s Upstate Eight Conference River Division finale against Batavia. The freshman backstop was key in producing runs that turned a 1-1 pitchers duel between her sister and Batavia’s Rachael Lovestrand into a 10-1 win for Geneva. The younger Plocinski was 3 for 3 with a double and two singles and four RBIs. Her two-run double in the sixth gave her team a 5-1 advantage. “I thought it was a good pitchers’ duel,” Geneva coach Greg Dierks said. “It was tight obviously and then in the sixth inning we got ourselves a little bit of breathing room and strung a few together.” After a rocky first inning and putting the first two batters on base in the second, Emily Plocinski settled down in the circle and retired 18 of the remaining 19 Bulldogs she faced. Only Lovestrand reached base after being hit by a pitch

in the fifth inning. Geneva’s sophomore hurler gave up only three hits and three walks in the victory. One of the walks, a bases-loaded pass to Batavia senior Nicole Peercy, forced in the Bulldogs’ lone run of the game in the first inning. “After the second inning, Emily was sharp. They didn’t get a hit,” Dierks said. “I thought Emily threw some very nice pitches. We also made a couple of good plays in the field.” “My inside pitches were working really well,” said Emily Plocinski. “I was trying to throw off the plate as much as possible because they could hit pretty well.” The right-hander was backed up by a strong defense that did not commit an error. “Their defense was pretty solid,” Batavia coach Lupe Castellanos said. “We hit the ball hard a couple of times but right at them.” Lovestrand also gave up a run in the first on Kaitlyn Plockinski’s first RBI, a single to center that scored Anna Geary. Lovestrand, a freshman, allowed runners in five of the six innings she pitched and wiggled out the jams without damage until the sixth in-

ning. Geneva left runners in scoring position in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Geary broke the tie in the sixth with as single that scored Madison Keith and McKenna Schimmel. Geary and Rylie Porretto scored on Kaitlyn Plocinski’s double. “I was just looking for something that was down and low that I could really drive,” said the younger Plockinski. Geneva (20-13, 11-8 UEC River) put the game away in the seventh after scoring five more runs off Batavia relief pitcher Alyssa Klemm. A Kaitlyn Plocinski single to right scored Rylie Porretto and scored the final run of the game on Annika Radabaugh’s double. “It’s taken us a few innings to get going and to figure things out,” Dierks said. “We make some adjustments along the way and we start to string some together.” Friday was also senior day for Batavia (8-19, 7-12). In addition to honoring Peercy and Jorie Nichol, the game was a fundraiser for junior Sarah Little, who recently lost her father to skin cancer. The Bulldogs wore special jerseys with Team Little across the back and Peercy’s and Nichol’s numbers on the shoulders.

LumberKings KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – Friday’s 7-0 victory over the Clinton LumberKings (24-22) improved the Cougars to 32-16, winning two-thirds of the ballgames they have played in so far this season. The Cougars also bulked up their record at home to 20-5 with their shutout in front of 6,502 in attendance at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. Y a s i e l Tyler Skulina Balaguert quickly got the Cougars’ offense started with a solo blast to lead off the second inning. Balaguert’s third home run of the season was also his second in as many at-bats. Three more runs came in the third inning beginning with Carlos Penalver’s two-run single to score Shawon Dunston Jr. and Jake Hannemann. Two batters later, Balaguert produced again driving home Penalver with a base hit. With two outs in the fourth inning, Jake Hannemann

Next for the Cougars Clinton at Cougars, 6:30 p.m. today, AM1280 connected on a ground rule double to push the Cougars ahead 4-0. Tyler Skulina pitched five scoreless innings. Michael Wagner tossed his best outing as a Cougar with three shutout frames. The Cougars added two more runs in the seventh and they took advantage of some wild LumberKing relief pitching. Blake Holovach walked four Cougars and allowed one hit as the Cougars increased their lead to 7-0. Skulina (3-1) knotched the win as Carlos Misell (5-3) suffered the loss, allowing five runs in six innings on nine hits. The Cougars will go for the sweep at 6:30 p.m. today at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. Daury Torrez (4-2, 3.77) will toss for the Cougars against Clinton’s Jose Flores (0-0, 6.11).


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TODAY Baseball: Batavia at St. Charles North, 10 a.m.; St. Charles East at Lake Park, 10 a.m.; Marmion at Benet, 10 a.m.; Glenbard South at Burlington Central, 10 a.m.; Aurora Christian vs. Rockford Christian at 2A Westminster Christian Regional, 12 p.m. Softball: Kaneland at Rosary, 10 a.m. (DH); DeKalb at Geneva, 10 a.m. (DH); IMSA at St. Francis, 10 a.m. Girls soccer: Geneva vs. Glenbard North at 3A Geneva Regional, 11 a.m.; Kaneland vs. Rosary at 2A Rosary Regional, 11 a.m. Girls track: IHSA state finals

GIRLS SOCCER IHSA Class 2A Burlington Central Regional: Central jumped out to an early lead against a team which hadn’t trailed since late April in Friday’s Class 2A Burlington Central Regional final. The Rockets’ Alyssa Messina got Central on the board less than two minutes into the game, but DeKalb’s Morgan Beaty tied the game midway through the first half and gave the Barbs the lead for good with 20:59 remaining in the match as DeKalb earned a 2-1 victory to take home the regional championship. Beaty’s second goal was a long shot from the left side of Central goalkeeper Abbigail Ciganek (8 saves), but the ball was able to get over her head and into the net.

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Kaneland pole vaulter Dan Evers clears 12 feet, 6 inches early in the IHSA Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional on Friday. Evers finished second and qualified for state, pole vaulting 13-9. Kaneland won the meet. DeKalb (13-3-4) had not trailed in a game since a win at Morris on Thursday, April 24.

IHSA Class 2A De La Salle Regional: Wheaton Academy topped rival St. Francis, 3-1, to take the regional title. All three goals for the Warriors – two from Gretchen Pearson and one from Rebecca Smith – were scored by freshmen. The Warriors (12-11-1) led, 2-0, at halftime and were able to avenge a regular season loss in penalty kicks to the Spartans. Wheaton Academy advances to Tuesday’s St. Francis Sectional semifinal against Nazareth Academy.

BOYS TENNIS St. Charles East Sectional: Host East advances singles standout Jasper Koenen and the doubles team of George Spoerl and Alex Winters to the state tournament after each won a pair of matches in the preliminary rounds of sectionals. St. Charles North’s doubles team of Grant Spellman and Aaron Amburgey also advanced. The final rounds of sectionals are scheduled for today.

Waubonsie Valley Sectional: Batavia’s top doubles team of Ryan Sterling and Adam Maris earned a state tournament berth with wins against East Aurora and IMSA. Sterling has 99 career wins entering today’s

final rounds.

BASEBALL Batavia 3-11, Streamwood 0-0: At Batavia, Evan Acosta (5⅓ innings) and Nick Rogalski combined to shut out Streamwood in a resumed game before Colby Green and Jacob Piechota teamed up to blank the Sabres in a five-inning victory. Laren Eustace homered for the Bulldogs (27-3-1, 21-2-1 UEC River) in the second game as Batavia won its 18th straight game.

Aurora Central Catholic 6, Kaneland 0: At Maple Park, Jared Smith had three hits, Michael Fidler had two doubles and Matt Rahn pitched six innings of shutout ball as ACC (18-15) topped Kaneland (15-15).

SOFTBALL St. Charles East 13, Larkin 0 (5 inn.): At St. Charles, Olivia Cheatham went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and Jordan Hieber went 3 for 3 with three RBIs to power conference champion East (28-6, 18-2 UEC River) to the victory in its conference finale.

St. Charles North 5, Streamwood 1: At St. Charles, Katie Roggemann went 3 for 3 with an RBI, Abby Howlett notched two doubles and Kaitlyn Waslawski went 2 for 3 with a triple as North (20-7, 16-3 UEC River) wrapped up conference play with a win.

• Travis Zuellig and Steve Nitz contributed to this report.

MONDAY Baseball: Batavia at Wheaton North, 10 a.m.; IMSA at Aurora Central Catholic in 3A Plano Regional opening round, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Metea Valley at Batavia in 4A Benet Regional, 4:30 p.m. Boys volleyball: Geneva vs. Wheaton Academy at Schaumburg Regional, noon; St. Charles East vs. Elgin at Schaumburg Regional, 1 p.m.; St. Charles North vs. Conant at St. Charles North Regional, 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY Softball: Geneva vs. Waubonsie Valley at 4A Geneva Regional, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles North vs. TBD at 4A Addison Trail Regional, 4:30 p.m.; St.

WEDNESDAY Baseball: St. Charles North vs. Conant/Glenbard East at 4A St. Charles North Regional, 4:30 p.m.; St. Charles East vs. Addison Trail/Hoffman Estates at 4A Hoffman Estates Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Batavia vs. Elgin/ Bartlett at 4A York Regional, 4:30 p.m.; St. Francis vs. Plano/Sandwich at 3A Plano Regional, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Kaneland vs. Genoa-Kingston at 3A Burlington Central Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Wheaton Academy vs. Rosary at 3A Lemont Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Central Catholic vs. Riverside-Brookfield at 3A Aurora Central Catholic Regional, 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY Baseball: Geneva vs. Lake Park at 4A Lake Park Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Kaneland vs. IMSA/Aurora Central Catholic at 3A Plano Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Marmion vs. Downers Grove North at 4A Downers Grove South Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Burlington Central vs. Wheaton Academy at 3A Hampshire Regional, 4 p.m.

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BURLINGTON – Dylan Nauert qualified in the 110 hurdles (14.75) the 300 hurdles (38.74) and was part of the Knights’ 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay as the Kaneland boys track and field team dominated the 2A Burlington Central Sectional, winning the championship by more than 100 points Friday. Kaneland scored 183 teams points while host Central was next at 75.5. Kyle Carter and Nathan Kucera finished first and second in the 400 dash, while Ben Barnes and Dalvell Tripplett both qualified in the triple jump, and Barnes earned a spot in the long jump. Brock Robertson qualified in the 110 and 300 hurdles for the Knights. Dylan Kuipers and Dan Evers took first and second in the pole vault, respectively, while Nate Dyer won the shot put and Alex Snyder took second. Dyer also qualified in the discus, while Austin Kintz earned a spot in the 1,600. “Two years in a row to qualify for all four events, it is the best feeling in the world,” Nauert said. “I couldn’t ask to be on a better relay team. These guys are fast. The way Kaneland does track, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” All four Kaneland relays also qualified for next week’s state meet.

Charles East vs. TBD at 4A St. Charles East Regional, 4:30 p.m.; Burlington Central vs. TBD at 3A Burlington Central Regional, 4:30 p.m.; St. Francis vs. IMSA at 3A St. Francis Regional, 4:30 p.m. Boys volleyball: St. Francis vs. Hinsdale Central/West Chicago at Metea Valley Regional, 5:30 p.m.

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WHAT TO WATCH Today’s Schedule NHL playoffs Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 7 p.m., NBC NBA playoffs Indiana at Miami, Game 3, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Pro baseball Cleveland at Baltimore, 11:30 a.m. or Oakland at Toronto, noon, MLB N.Y. Yankees at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., CSN Texas at Detroit, 3 p.m., FS1 St. Louis at Cincinnati, Kansas City at L.A. Angels or Washington at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., FOX Cubs at San Diego, 9 p.m., MLB Minnesota at San Franciso or Houston at Seattle, 9 p.m., MLB Tennis French Open, first round, 4 a.m., ESPN2 Auto racing NASCAR, Nationwide Series, History 300 pole qualifying, 9:30 a.m., ESPN2 NASCAR, Nationwide Series, History 300, 1:45 p.m., ABC Golf European PGA Tour, BMW

PGA Championship, third round, 6:30 a.m., TGC PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS LPGA, Mobile Bay Classic, third round, 2 p.m., TGC WNBA Atlanta at Sky, 7 p.m., WCIU2 Soccer UEFA Champions League, final, Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid, 1 p.m., FOX MLS, Fire at Columbus, 5:30 p.m., WPWR-50 College baseball Southeastern Conference, semifinal, teams TBD, noon, ESPNEWS Southeastern Conference, semifinal, teams TBD, 3:30 p.m., ESPNEWS West Coast Conference, championship, teams TBD, 9 p.m., ESPNU College softball NCAA playoffs, super regionals, Florida vs. Washington, 11 a.m., ESPN NCAA playoffs, super regionals, Georgia vs. Baylor, 2 p.m., ESPN

NCAA playoffs, super regionals, Oklahoma vs. Tennessee, 4 p.m., ESPN NCAA playoffs, super regionals, Oklahoma vs. Tennessee, 7 p.m., ESPN2 (if necessary) NCAA playoffs, super regionals, Minnesota vs. Oregon, 9 p.m., ESPN2 Men’s lacrosse NCAA playoffs, semifinal, Denver vs. Duke, noon, ESPN2 NCAA playoffs, semifinal, Maryland vs. Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2 Hockey IIHF, World Championship, semifinals, Czech Republic vs. Russia, 8:30 a.m., NBCSN (same-day tape) IIHF, World Championship, semifinals, Finland vs. Sweden, 11 a.m., NBCSN Boxing Junior middleweights, Jermell Charlo (23-0-0) vs. Charlie Ota (24-1-1); middleweights, David Lemieux (31-2-0) vs. Fernando Guerrero (26-2-0); champion Adonis Stevenson (23-1-0) vs. Andrzej Fonfara (25-2-0), for

WBC light heavyweight title, 8 p.m., SHOW Middleweights, Daniel Geale (30-2-0) vs. Matthew Macklin (30-5-0); heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (18-0-0) vs. Mike Perez (20-0-1), 9 p.m., HBO Sunday’s schedule Pro baseball Boston at Tampa Bay or Cleveland at Baltimore, 12:30 p.m., MLB N.Y. Yankees at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., CSN Cubs at San Diego, 3 p.m., WGN St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m., ESPN NBA playoffs San Antonio at Oklahoma City, Game 3, 7:30 p.m., TNT Auto racing IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, 11 a.m., ABC NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, 5 p.m., FOX NHL playoffs Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, Game 4, 7 p.m., NBCSN Tennis French Open, first round,

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A closer look at the Cougars Who’s hot Right-hander Paul Blackburn has allowed only two earned runs in his past three starts covering 18 innings. He is 5-1 with a 2.37 ERA overall.

Who’s not Outfielder Trey Martin entered Friday batting .114 (5 for 44 in May).

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The Cougars call Fifth Third Bank Ballpark home for 70 games a season. When the venue hosts high school games during early-season road trips, prep athletes relish the chance to follow their lead for a night. Stadium, then the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. “Yeah, it’s a little weird at first, but then you kind of get used to it and you get the crowd into it a little more and it feels more like a game than anything,” Skulina said. “But it’s definitely fun.” The progression continues just a few clubhouse stalls away. Infielder David Bote still beams about sharing the spotlight for the Colorado Rockies’ annual high school all-star game at Coors Field. Bote was a senior at Faith Christian Academy in suburban Denver – the same school as Cubs pitching prospect and former Cougar Pierce Johnson – when he played in a game that now pits Colorado’s top seniors against its best underclassmen. The group attended a

Rockies weekend afternoon game, was recognized on the field, then got to enjoy the venue for themselves. “It’s pretty cool to do,” Bote said. “I mean, you’re a senior in high school and you’re on a big league field.” Manager Mark Johnson would have settled for much less 20 years ago. The White Sox first-round draft pick in 1994 played home games on a softball diamond with an all-dirt infield located behind the sheriff’s department in his native Warner Robins, Georgia. “It was like playing on the worst field, probably, in America,��� Johnson said. That doesn’t exactly sound like middle ground, which some Cougars shared before even knowing one another. Jordan Hankins played some high school postseason games at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, Missouri,

where fellow infielder Danny Canela later roamed as a member of the independent River City Rascals. “When we’d get an opportunity to play there, it was pretty much top-of-theline, we thought, back in the day,” Hankins said. Such memories make it easier for the Cougars to appreciate the digs they call home for 70 games each season. As for Johnson, his high school legacy might even be more inspirational. Playing in palaces isn’t a prerequisite for the majors or even organized ball, but those who get the opportunity clearly don’t forget.

• Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@shawmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.

If a baseball career doesn’t pan out, Peoria outfielder Kenneth PeoplesWalls certainly has a name built for construction. A fourth-round pick of the parent St. Louis Cardinals as a high-schooler in 2011, Peoples-Walls was batting .263 with one home run and 18 RBIs before Friday. The Chiefs head to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark for a three-game series beginning Sunday.

Noteworthy The Cougars will play 16 of their next 19 games against Clinton and Peoria, the two clubs chasing them for the first-half Western Division title. “We’ve definitely got to find out their tendencies and get on the bat real quick against them and find out what they like to do so we can hold our own,” catcher/third baseman Ben Carhart said. ... Manager Mark Johnson said the injury to right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng, initially listed as an upper extremity issue, is a sore pitching shoulder and “nothing serious.” ... The Cougars were 19-5 at home this season entering Friday. – Kevin Druley, kdruley@shawmedia.com

LEADERS IN THE KANE COUNTY COUGARS CLUBHOUSE (before Friday’s game) BATTING AVERAGE Will Remillard Cael Brockmeyer Ben Carhart

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GENEVA – Fifth Third Bank Ballpark this week hosted the last of its usual haul of high school baseball games for the season. Yorkville, hometown of Cougars general manager Curtis Haug, defeated Geneva, 4-1, on Wednesday. Two days earlier, Batavia met Kaneland on a night that will be remembered more for the cancer benefit between the teams than the Bulldogs’ 10-1, nonconference triumph. The Cougars returned to their dugout Thursday with no signs of sunflower seeds or any other leftovers, although many had heard the House That Phil Elfstrom built had been populated during a three-game sojourn to Appleton, Wisconsin. Cue the reminiscences of players’ own high school stadium games. Or the (sort of) repressed feelings about playing in prep purgatory. “Any time you can get into a stadium, it’s awesome,” catcher/third baseman Ben Carhart said. Carhart played in his share growing up in Florida, mostly at big league teams’ spring training complexes. The back fields at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, spring home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins, were a routine stop for a wood bat tournament through Perfect Game USA. Right-hander Tyler Skulina pitched on three Ohio state tournament teams for Walsh Jesuit, meaning he got to travel from his home outside Akron to Cooper

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Immanuel Lutheran girls track places fifth at state

Waubonsee baseball clinics upcoming Boys and girls ages 8 through 14 are invited to participate in the 30th annual Hitting Camp hosted by Waubonsee Community College. The hitting camp runs from June 9 through June 12 for baseball and fastpitch softball. Instruction begins each day at 12:30 p.m. and continues until 2:30 p.m. on Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus. The head instructors for the camp, Waubonsee’s Dave Randall and Naperville North’s Mark Lindo, will teach the fundamentals and techniques of hitting with the emphasis on the basic mechanics necessary to excel at baseball and softball. Station work, group drills and individualized instruction are used to teach each player those skills. The cost is $70 for each participant and $50 for each additional family member. Each participant receives a “Hitting Camp” T-shirt. Brochures are available at Kirhofer’s Sports in Aurora or by contacting Dave Randall at 630-4662527. Registration is on line at www. waubonseetickets.com. A baseball pitching camp will be offered immediately after the hitting camp. The fee for the pitching camp is $30 and runs from 2:35 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. beginning June 9 through June 12. Registration for the pitching camp is also on line at www. waubonseetickets.com.

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The Immanuel Lutheran eighth-grade girls track team finished in fifth place among 32 teams competing at the Lutheran School Association state meet May 17 and 18 at Concordia University. Amy Ten Haken took first in the 400-meter race with a time of 1:04.75. Other results for girls were: Tori Cammarano, fourth in the 800; Sarah Wert, seventh place in the 1,600; Wert, Cammarano, Caroline Daniels, and Kelly Schmeider, second place in the 4x800; Sarah Hager, Wert, Amy Ten Haken and Cammarano, second place in the 4x400 and Hager, Wert, Ten Haken and Cammarano, fifth place in the 4x200. Results for boys were Matt Dauksha, Jack Meyers, Mike McFarland and Zack Weber, sixth place in the 4x200; Dauksha, Meyers, McFarland and Weber, eighth in the 4x100.

Course, in Sugar Grove. The golf outing has been developed to bring together the Kaneland community, athletes, parents, alumni, and community businesses. It’s a chance to continue to build upon what has made Kaneland High School such a great place. Kaneland boys This fundraiser will raise money basketball fundraiser for uniforms, equipment, and Foursomes and sponsorships are fees for summer leagues and going fast, but there is still time to shootouts. join the Kaneland boys basketball Thanks to the generous supprogram in a day of fun at the port of local businesses and doprogram’s fifth annual golf outing nations, a variety of prizes will June 7, held at Bliss Creek Golf be available in the raffle. There

will also be a silent auction with exciting prizes. The golf outing will be a scramble and costs $400 for a foursome and $40 if you would just like to attend the dinner. If you are interested in playing in the event, would like to be a sponsor, or make a donation, please fill out the appropriate attachment and email the information back to Brian Johnson at brian.johnson@kaneland.org.

Alumni football games offered If you’ve ever wished that you

could play football one more time, your wish has been granted. Alumni football is coming to Batavia as Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their hometown heroes strap it on one more time. Gridiron Alumni is targeting teams such as Batavia, Aurora Central Catholic, Marmion Academy, and many

others. Players from the local area are invited to register and play. The first 40 players on each team get to play. The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home field advantage. The games are set for the spring and summer. If you or someone you know is interested in putting on the pads one more time, please go to www.gridironalumni.com to register. If you have any questions, call Chris at 530-410-6396 or go to the website.


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Sometimes being ‘mom’ means odd jobs, early mornings Remember how, when you learned you’d get to be a parent, you imagined all of the sweet things you’d also get to do? Like swing on the swings (again), have a legitimate reason to sit in a kiddy pool and teach your child how to ride a bike? But then stuff’ got real and you also agreed to adopt a couple of pet rats – because your kid’s science teacher said he’d “make a great caretaker” (I fell in love with Nora and Lucy, too, but geesh, what was in that Kool-Aid?); paddled a tippy canoe down a nearly dry river because your son was determined to make it to the finish line (OK, fine, that was me – he’d have bailed two miles earlier than we did, but I digress); and even helped to chaperone 29 wonderful teenagers for nine days away from home. Yup, I’ll try anything once. But work a shift as a parking attendant, directing traffic? That’s a gig I never saw coming when the pregnancy test came back positive. No matter, it seems I’ll get to do just that this weekend, at Noah’s soccer

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose tournament. Either that or cough up another $250 in club fees to buy-out of the obligation. I’m a bargain hunter so, no sweat. I’ll do my time – and from 6 to 9 a.m., no less (and my husband will do his, at the registration table, the day before). If you know me, you know that the early hour is hilarious, in and of itself. But it’s fine. It’ll be fine. I mean, really, what could go wrong? Well, what if I send someone the wrong way? What if I send little “Susie soccer star” and her eager parents to field one instead of field 11, because I’m too bleary-eyed to read the map correctly? Or, what if someone has a fender-bender on my watch, and it’s my fault? And, well, what if I run into the likes of me? That

scares me a little. Really. I’m fairly rule-abiding, but if I’m trying to go “over here” and someone is waving me “way, way over there,” I might consider doing my own thing. But to really, actually do it? It happened once, last spring. I looked right at the parking attendant, a young kid with the face of an angel who could have been my son, and smiled. I silently mouthed an apology and then, you know it, I just rolled right on past. My daughter was speechless. (What kind of parent sets an example like that? It’s not even funny. Really. Yes, I know – I’ll say it again – I’m gonna burn in soccer-mom purgatory.) Serves me right, having to do this job, and at such a crazy-for-me hour. It’s karma. I thought karma and I were “good” though, you know? See, I was so determined to park close to that darned soccer field (where Noah was scheduled to play), that, once I found a beautiful spot just 80 feet away, I accidentally locked my keys in the car. And then spent most of the

game listening out for a call from the locksmith. (We played phone tag three times because the cheering was so loud I couldn’t hear the ring. Good times.) But it seems that the universe has decided that an offense this egregious warrants a little more timeout. You know, to reflect upon my misdeed. What’s that I always preach to parents I counsel? Use natural and logical consequences? Uh huh, I’m pretty sure I’ll bump into the likes of me during my shift in the parking lot. Great. I wonder if the volunteer wranglers will give me one of those snazzy, reflective yellow vests to wear? You know, while I’m wagging my arms all about all official-like? While I’m at it maybe I’ll throw in a few jazz hands. You know, just for fun, to spice things up a bit. Wish me luck.

• Jennifer DuBose lives in Batavia with her husband, Todd, and their two children, Noah and Holly. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

Taking a garden stroll down memory lane The benefits of a beautiful landscape are many. Increased property values, safer neighborhoods and a sense of pride in ownership are just a few. Some gardens are designed with other specific purposes in mind: attracting birds, butterflies, and other wildlife; growing fruit and vegetables; or collecting plants like hostas or dwarf conifers. Whatever the reason you garden, it can be so much more than a collection of plants arranged in pleasing or efficient combinations. If you include plants and garden décor that were once favorites of family members or special friends, your landscape can also be alive with memories. As I walk through my garden in late spring, the peony covered with luscious red blossoms reminds me of my husband’s

LEARNING TO GROW Diana Stoll grandmother. She let me dig a clump long ago, and a single bloom transports me to her little country backyard lined with red peonies. A cluster of bearded iris, given to me by my mother, takes me back to the days when we were “iris crazy” and spent hours thumbing through specialty mail order catalogs looking for new varieties we just had to have. As I take a bite of the first-harvested kohlrabi – a vegetable similar to cabbage – I can feel my dad enjoying it with me. He taught me many lessons about growing fruits and vege-

tables. A few special hostas bring fond memories of attending hosta conventions with my “hosta boys.” They nicknamed me the stealth shopper because it never seemed like I was buying a lot of plants, but their cars were always packed with my new finds on the drive back home. Garden décor can also add special meaning to the garden. The school bell from the one-room schoolhouse attended by my husband’s grandfather stands guard at the corner of one of our decks. Each year, a clematis tries its best to climb up the pole high enough to ring the bell. A birdbath and bench that once sat under a tree in my grandparent’s backyard now resides in my shade garden.

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Share love of gardening with kids • GARDEN Continued from page 33 Whenever I sit on the bench and enjoy birds splashing in the bird bath, I feel their love. My sister and I spent many days at a family farm in Elizabeth, Illinois. As I plant summer annuals in the rusty trough that sits next to the old cultivator once used on the farm, I am a kid chasing chickens or rolling down the massive hill. If you have children or grandchildren, begin to

share your love of gardening. Plant some fast-growing seeds like radishes or nasturtiums and care for them together. Harvest and eat vegetables right out of the garden. Have kids help you cut some flowers and arrange them into a beautiful bouquet. Teach the joys of time spent in the garden, and you’ll become a part of their garden memories.

• Diana Stoll is a University of Illinois Extension master gardener for Kane County. Call the extension office at 630-584-6166 for more information.

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ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Children’s Theatre will present “The Tale of Snow White,” directed by Val Zawada of Geneva. Performances will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays through June 1. The play will feature a cast of young actors ages 6 through 16.

Morgan Donahue of Batavia plays Snow White; and Nisha Hawkins and Lexie Pihera of Geneva play the Evil Queen and the Magic Mirror, respectively. The cast also includes Geneva residents Zoe Borden, Maddie Densmore and Adelaide Ralston; St. Charles residents Delaney Donovan, Anastasia Smith-Becker, Madison Brown and Ben Tishkoff; Batavia residents Alex Sims, Abbey Sutton,

Samantha Paxson and Faith Niekamp; West Chicago resident Sarah Grunewald; and Wheaton resident Rachel Marsden. Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles, will end its 13th season with “The Tale of Snow White” show. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children. To purchase tickets, visit SteelBeamTheatre.com or call 630-587-8521.

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Faith Niekamp (from left) of Batavia, Zoe Borden of Geneva and Delaney Donovan of St. Charles will perform in Steal Beam Theatre’s production of “The Tale of Snow White,” running through June 1 in St. Charles.


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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You are in a high-energy cycle this year, so pushing ahead is a must. You will be able to choose the path that will bring the greatest rewards if you are determined to make things happen. Don’t waste time when pursuing your dreams. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your insight and intelligence will leave a favorable impression. Do your best to build a solid base, and it will allow you to head in a direction that suits you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Don’t get conned into taking on someone else’s responsibilities. Whether the pressure is coming from friends or family, let everyone know that you can’t be bullied or coerced. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Lady Luck is in your corner. Self-improvement efforts will give you more confidence and the ability to sell your innovative ideas. Be proud of your achievements and prepare to show off a little. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Don’t be too quick to offer unsolicited advice. If you come off as a know-it-all, you may end up being saddled with projects that you don’t want. Offer positive suggestions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – There are many confusing changes going on around you. Trust your instincts. You will find the right path if you believe in your capabilities, talents and integrity. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Don’t feel that you have to conform to the same schedule day after day. Put in extra time. Your boss will thank you, and you can accomplish a lot without the distraction of others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – If you are feeling sluggish, it’s because you aren’t devoting enough time to physical activity. Get out in the fresh air and play. A fitness challenge will promote energy and enthusiasm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Real estate deals look quite lucrative at present. First impressions will be very important. By spending a little cash, you can make some beneficial changes that could net a high return. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You may be sabotaging your own happiness. Get out with friends to explore entertaining activities. Laughter really is the best medicine. A fun-loving attitude will attract positive attention. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Try to devise new means to increase your cash flow. You have several ideas worth marketing. Stick to a budget that is realistic, and forge ahead. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Stifle your temper today. Take an honest look at your own shortcomings before you try to change someone else. Acceptance will be the key to avoiding discord. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t make excuses for someone who is being dishonest. You can best protect your reputation by showing honesty and integrity. Don’t waffle under pressure from someone with selfish motives.

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‘Cold in July’: A truth that’s hard to swallow By MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN The Washington Post I approached “Cold in July” with some trepidation, not just because the trailer looked grim, but because the aftertaste left by director Jim Mickle’s previous offering – a Gothic tale of cannibalistic horror called “We Are What We Are” – was still bitter in my mouth. His new film, however, washed all that unpleasantness away. It’s still grim, mind you, but in a hauntingly neo-noirish way. It disturbs, even as it rewards those who stay with it. Plus, the trio of actors who carry this violent, morally complex tale – Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson and Sam Shepard – have never been better. They’re a pure pleasure to watch, even when what they’re doing is, emphatically, not. In a bit of meta casting, Hall portrays a man sucked into a kind of vigilantism that echoes the ambivalent nature of the avenging-angel serial killer he played on “Dexter.” It’s by no means the same character or circumstance, but the resonance between the two roles is there (and undoubtedly not accidental). Hall plays Rich Dane, a mild-mannered Texas frame shop owner whose fatal shooting of an intruder in his fam-

ily’s living room one night precipitates a mystery. When Rich discovers that the guy he put a bullet in is not the man the police say he is, Rich finds himself drawn into an unlikely alliance with excon Ben Russell (Shepard), the grieving father of Rich’s putative “victim.” Ben is a man whose initial desire for revenge turns into a quest for answers – along with a kind of justice that’s simultaneously pure and perverted – when it becomes apparent that his son may actually still be alive. What that justice means, and what it costs, is the film’s true subject. Adapted from Joe R. Lansdale’s novel by the director and his frequent collaborator Nick Damici (who also plays a corrupt cop), “Cold” is Greek tragedy with a twang. As Ben’s focus shifts, so does the film’s. Early on, “Cold in July” looks to be a simple stalker thriller. Angry about what he believes is his son’s killing, Ben starts terrorizing Rich and his wife and young son (Vinessa Shaw and Brogan Hall). But as the truth slowly comes to light – thanks to some snooping by a friend of Ben’s, Johnson’s flamboyant amateur gumshoe Jim Bob Luke – the film takes a dark and disturbing change of direction, not to mention tone.

Mickle handles both shifts nicely. The first half of “Cold” is tense and suspenseful, albeit in a conventional way; the second half is sickeningly compelling. It’s hard to watch and hard to look away from. One scene features the three men looking at an incriminating videotape they’ve stumbled on – the story is set in 1989 – and they all have the same mixed reaction: They’re looking for answers that they’d rather not know. But once you know something, you can’t unknow it. Nor can you escape what the undertow of knowledge pulls you toward: action. Rich, Ben and Jim Bob’s discovery binds them, like a chain gang, not only to each other, but also to an awful inevitability, the playing out of which forms the film’s final act. The “Cold” in “Cold in July” has nothing to do with the weather. It refers to a bleak, hard truth. It is our humanity – our warm-bloodedness – that constrains us, sometimes, to do the cold-blooded.

• “Cold in July” received three out of four stars. The film is unrated and contains obscenity, disturbing thematic material and bloody violence. It runs 109 minutes.

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Teen initiates ‘the talk,’ but mom tries to dodge it Dear Abby: I’m 16 and entering my junior year of high school. My boyfriend, “Jonah,” and I have been dating for almost a year and we would like to become sexually active, but I’m scared condoms won’t cut it. I have tried talking to my mom about it, but she doesn’t think I should go on birth control. Abby, I’m just trying to keep the risk of getting pregnant as low as possible. I’m not sure my mom understands that. What should I do? Please help me because I’m just trying to protect myself. – Practical Teen In New York Dear Practical Teen: You appear to be a levelheaded young woman who is trying to make mature decisions. Discussing sex with parents can be difficult – not only for you, but also for them. If you are willing to talk about this with your mother again, try using a magazine, a TV show or my column as a jumping-off point to start the conversation. You should be able to get confidential health services from your doctor or another health care provider. Depending upon where

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips you live, however, parental permission may be needed. You will have to check to find out. In terms of birth control methods, hormonal birth control is effective when used correctly. But using hormonal birth control and a condom TOGETHER offers the best protection from both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. For many years, I have recommended Planned Parenthood (plannedparenthood.org) for reproductive health services, which include information, contraception, testing and education about a full range of options for women, men and teens across the U.S. Its services are confidential and comply with relevant laws, which may vary from state to state. Some Planned Parenthood centers scale their charges according to income, and most accept health

insurance. Your local Planned Parenthood health center can give you specific information about costs and policies. Dear Abby: Do you think it’s bad that my two girls don’t see their father? I don’t keep them from him. He’s welcome to see them, but he is now remarried and has never asked for them. To be honest, the girls don’t even talk about him anymore. Is it OK to let them go on with their lives with the family members who are in it? – New Mexico Mommy Dear New Mexico Mommy: It’s sad that your daughters have no relationship with their father. However, because he has shown no interest in having one with them, you have no option but to let them go on with their lives. The question that comes to mind is, has he been supporting the girls financially? If the answer is no, you should have gotten a lawyer involved 10 years ago. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Strengthen ankle muscles to prevent future strains Dear Doctor K: I have weak ankles, and as a result, I have frequent ankle sprains. Can you suggest some ankle-strengthening exercises? Dear Reader: Our ankles are workhorses and take a lot of abuse. They must bear the full weight of our bodies, yet stay nimble and flexible through every step and jump. It’s amazing they work as well as they do. As is true with every weight-bearing joint in our bodies, the muscles that affect the movement of the joint are the joint’s best friends. I learned this the hard way. I badly injured my right quadriceps muscle playing basketball when I was in my 20s. The quadriceps is in the front of the upper leg and protects the hip. Despite my exercising, that muscle never regained normal strength. As a result, 30 years later I needed a right hip joint replacement. My left hip was perfectly fine. Weak muscles supporting the ankle make you more vulnerable to injuries such as sprains. They also make you more likely to fall, and to suffer injuries from the fall. Ankle sprains stretch or even tear the ligaments that keep ankle bones and joints properly positioned. And in a

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff vicious cycle, lax ligaments set the stage for additional sprains. A combination of strengthening and stretching ankle exercises can help increase much-needed flexibility in your ankles. They can help build up supporting muscles that keep you balanced whether you’re standing still, walking over changing terrain or dancing. Here are two ankle-strengthening exercises and one ankle stretch. I’ve put photos of these exercises on my website, AskDoctorK.com. • Single leg stance (strengthening): Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart. Lift your right foot a few inches off the floor, bending your knee slightly, and balancing on your left leg. Hold for 60 seconds, then lower your foot to the starting position. Repeat with your left leg. This completes one set. Do one to three sets, resting for 30 to 90 seconds between sets. • Heel raises (strengthening): Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart and your hands

at your sides. Slowly lift up on your toes so that your heels rise off the floor as high as possible. Pause, then slowly return to the starting position. Do one to three sets of 10 reps, resting for 30 to 90 seconds between sets. • Seated point and flex (stretching): Sit up straight in a chair with both feet on the floor. Lift your right foot a few inches off the floor. Slowly flex your ankle so your toes point up toward the ceiling. Hold 10 to 30 seconds. Then slowly point your toes toward the floor. Hold 10 to 30 seconds. Finish three to four reps, then repeat the stretch with your left foot. This completes the set. As we have grown heavier in the United States over the past 40 years, our ankles have been subjected to even more challenges. If you’ve ever had an ankle injury, or if you sometimes feel unsteady on your ankles, consider regular exercise, in addition to the exercises above, to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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

Teen should invite father to high school graduation Dr. Wallace: I will be graduating this year. Each graduating student is allowed to invite up to six guests and is given six tickets. Our graduation will be in our gymnasium, which holds about 1,000 people. My six tickets will go to my mother, two brothers and a sister, plus my mother’s parents. My parents have been divorced for over five years and, other than paying support for his children, my dad has no contact with our family. That’s because my mother wants it that way. She wants nothing to do with my dad. Dad remarried about a year ago. I keep up with his whereabouts by calling his mother, my other grandma. About a month ago, I asked my grandma if my dad would like to come to my high school graduation. She said she would find out. I called her yesterday and she said that dad would be thrilled to see his daughter graduate. I told my mother that I was planning on inviting dad to the graduation ceremony and she seemed very surprised and stammered, “All six of your tickets are spoken for.” I told her that my friend was only going to use three of her six tickets and she would give me the extras. Mom then said, “If that’s your wish, invite your dad, but I would hope that you wouldn’t invite his wife.” Should I honor Mom’s wish or should I tell dad that his wife is also invited? Please tell me what to do. I really need your help. – Lisa, Garden Grove, Calif. Dear Lisa: Invite both your father and your stepmother, and with the extra ticket, also invite your dad’s mother. You only graduate from high school one time and

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace should have as many who love you as possible to share in your wonderful experience! Dr. Wallace: My 17-year-old cousin keeps telling his friends and relatives, including me, that he is tired of life and is thinking about committing suicide. His parents say that he is not serious about his threats and that he is just trying to draw attention to himself. I think that all suicide threats should be taken seriously, but even my parents don’t believe that he will kill himself. They think that his parents know him very well and that he says that he is going to kill himself every time he does something wrong and is grounded. Please tell me the warning signs of a potential suicide victim. We live next door to him and I see him every day. – Nameless, Portland, Ore. Dear Nameless: Every suicide threat should be taken seriously! Your aunt and uncle should get a psychiatric evaluation on their son. According to Lillian Beard, M.D., an expert in adolescent health, the most common warning signs of a potential suicide are a change in eating or sleeping patterns, withdrawal from family and friends, a decline in the quality of schoolwork, violent or rebellious behavior, a noticeable personality change, unusual neglect of appearance, drug or alcohol abuse, or the giving away of treasured items. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.


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Ellen Key, a Swedish author who died in 1926, said, “The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.” I teach a lot of classes, especially during the early part of the year. I see some mistakes made time and time again. This deal highlights one of the most common. After East opens one heart as dealer, South makes a takeout double, and West passes, what should North do? Assuming the advancer (the doubler’s partner) does not have a hand suitable for no-trump, an inexperienced player answers a takeout double by bidding the suit that he prefers at a minimum level regardless of high-card count. He expects partner to be psychic in divining how many points he holds. By an unpassed hand, a new suit shows about 0-8 points. A single jump in a suit promises 9-11 points. And with a hand as strong as North’s, one should start with a cue-bid of the opener’s suit. This is artificial, just indicating 12 points or more. (A passed hand should lower those ranges by two points.) After this cue-bid, the hunt is on for a fit. Here, South rebids two spades, North raises to three spades, and South goes on to four spades. West leads the heart three. East takes two tricks with his king and ace, then shifts to the club jack. How should South play the trumps? There are only 13 high-card points missing. Ergo, East must have the spade king. Declarer should play a spade to dummy’s ace and continue with a low spade. When the king luckily appears, the contract is home.

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ST. CHARLES

Full Propane Tank $30 630-365-5888 GRILL - Like new Char Broil Patio Bistro Grill. $100 / obo 630-615-9598, Leave Message.

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St. Charles Moose Lodge Come buy/sell your stuff! Space available, call 630-897-7622 or 630-377-2000. Email, stcmoose@aol.com

SUGAR GROVE

Piano & Bench 58” Rohler & Campbell Piano w/ matching bench, pecan wood color - $350. 630-232-4099

Piano- Kawai upright UST8 ebony satin, like new, original owner $1950 630-232-8871

CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

HUGE CHURCH GARAGE SALE! May 23 - May 24, 9am-7pm Village Bible Church 874 N State Route 47 Corner of Rt 47 and Bliss Rd Shop away at one of the largest, most well organized church garage sales in the Northwest Suburbs! Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Will BUY UR USED

Border Collie Puppies

3 male 10 weeks Parents imported from Scotland. 217-549-2534. $400

HOT TUB Cal Spa, Outside Use Seats 4, Aqua Blue, Tub only Great for decks! $50. 630-513-1858

MOST CASH WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!!

815-575-5153

ESTATE JEWELRY “GLITZY”

Large Air Hockey Table, 7' good 200 pieces, brooches, pins, condition. $75. Will trade for Shufpendants, rhinestones, and colored fle Board table. stones, entire collection, $400. 630-365-5888 630-587-6620

St. Charles 1615 Indiana St. Downstairs 2BR, 1BA, wood floors. Storage, coin lndry, $750/mo w/o utilities, no dogs. 630-232-7411

7 Quart, All-Clad, used 9 times. $45 630-232-8062

SIGN - Miller's Highlife Beer Sign Mirrored Background and Metal. $35. 847-515-8012

Watch

Waltham watch – old, not working - $150. 630-326-9520

Gas Fireplace Insert -Ventless 36” w/screen and logs, never used, excellent condition $400 815-344-4384

ST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE!

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Tiller

Troy Bilt, 5 Hp. Electric start - $300/OBO 630-651-5121

Bedroom set - $100; Kitchen table & 4 chairs - $150, Dining room set - $400, Sofa bed - $200, TV - $50, metal cabinet - $25 630-651-5121

Comforter - Black & White King Size w/ 2 pillow shams $30. 630-443-6082

2 Compost Bins You Pick Up – FREE 630-365-1474 12pm-6pm

LAWN MOWER ~ TORO 21” self propelled, mulches, electric start, $250. 630-232-1982 Check us out online

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Lrg 1BR $789, Lrg 2BR from $889/mo. Incl heat, water, cooking gas, Appliances & laundry. 630-584-1685

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

Office Space – St. Charles 1200 sq.ft. In brick office complex, ST CHARLES, Stuart's Crossing East Main St. exposure, nice lobby low miles, one owner, excellent Condo 2BR/1BA (Large), Fireplace, & off street parking 630-584-2094 cond $7,600 331-575-1250 2 Car Garage, in prime conveniently located, ground level end unit Send your Classified with awesome water front view. No Advertising 24/7 to: Pets/Smoking $1,450/mo+Utilities 4 Firestone Firehawk wide oval AS, 215/55/17 new take off's, asking 79 Lincoln Mark V Cartier Centenial 630-587-2261 Email: classified@ $100/ea / obo. New over $700/set shawsuburban.com Find. Buy. Sell. Immaculate $8800 630-879-6945 after 4pm. 815-508-2916 All in one place... HERE! Fax: 815-477-8898 Everyday in or online at: Chronicle Classified Kane County Chronicle Classified www.KCChronicle.com 877-264-2527

2001 Toyota Avalon

!!!!!!!!!!! Exercise unit with Book and DVD's, perfect condition. Retail $1200, gives total work-out, $399/obo. 630-262-1899

2005 FLEETWOOD POP-UP CAMPER Good condition, shower, toilet, ac/furnace, fridge, stove, sleeps 6, outside shower, dual propane tanks, water heater, storage, electric brakes, extended mirrors. $6,000. Call Kendall 815-761-4930

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

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815-814-1224 !!!!!!!!!!!

/s/ Keith Levy One of Plaintiff's Attorney's

Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which BATAVIA makes it illegal to advertise "any 1 BR starting at $860-$870 preference, limitation or discrimina2 BR starting at $1010 tion based on race, color, religion, GENEVA ~ 2 BEDROOM 3 BR TH starting at $1280 sex, handicap, familial status or na1.5 bath, A/C, 2 car garage. 630-879-8300 Walk to downtown, $1395/mo. tional origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limita630-650-0000 tion of discrimination." Familial staELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. Geneva ~ 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, tus includes children under the age in country, no pets of 18 living with parents or legal No pets/smkg, $925/mo, util incl. $1200/mo.+ 630-232-6429 custodians, pregnant women and 815-375-0132 people securing custody of children GENEVA - DOWNTOWN under 18. Large 1 BR w/den recently updated. This newspaper will not knowingly ST. CHARLES ~ DOWNTOWN Eat in kitchen. Garage/yard in accept any advertising for real es$520/MO + 1st MO FREE! historic district. Walk to everything. tate which is in violation of the law. Contact Summers Commercial Our readers are hereby informed Great location. No pets. Property Mgmt. 630-232-7535 that all dwellings advertised in this $1100/month 630-334-9116 GENEVA, charming apt. in 2-flat, Wayne Room for Rent newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To comOak floors and woodwork, LR, DR, $350/mo + ¼ utilities and plain of discrimination call HUD toll1 BR, kitchen, office, 1 bath, $350 sec dep. 630-377-7958 free at 1-800-669-9777. The tollgarage, a/c. No dogs. No smoking. free telephone number for the hear$850/mo. 630-232-0303. ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

St. Charles - Newly Renovated Studio $550 and 1BR $700. NO PETS! 630-841-0590

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A/C, washer/dryer, all appliances, basement, large deck, garage. No pets/smoking, $1250/mo. Available 7/1. 630-232-2054 or 630-567-2054

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HOME ON 5 ACRES Great location 3 bedroom, 2 bath 6 garages, horses allowed. 847-464-4551 $299,000 obo

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY – GENEVA, ILLINOIS DD Acquisition Sub LLC Plaintiff, vs. Renee C. Szuper, AKA Renee Szuper; John R. Szuper, Jr.; The Travelers Indemnity Company; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. Case No. 14 CH 494 550 Lincoln Avenue Elgin, IL 60120 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant (s) therein and praying and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before June 24, 2014, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on May 1,

Keith Levy MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6279243 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 24, 31 & June 7, 2014.)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE: THE MARRIAGE ) OF JUAN CASTILLO ) Plaintiff/Petitioner, )14 vs. )D HERLINDA ESCAMILLA )418 Defendant/Respondent. ) PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying That a Dissolution of Marriage be entered in this cause and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before 06/20/14 AN ORDER

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OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED lowing items and services titled, and minor patchwork at four loca"2014 PAVEMENT IMPROVE- tions within the DeKalb Park DisAGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on May 7, 2014. Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) Sandra Parga Attorney for: Juan Castillo 51 N. Douglas Avenue Elgin, Illinois 60120 (847) 468-0135 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle May 17, 24, 31, 2014)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE: NOTICE is hereby given that the DeKalb Park District intends to contract for the fol-

MENTS"; and that plans and specifications are on file and are presently available from Brad Garrison, Supt. of Parks & Development, DeKalb Park District, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, Telephone: (815) 7586663 ext 123. Bids for said contract are invited and will be opened at the office of Brad Garrison, DeKalb Park District, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. The DeKalb Park District reserves the unrestricted right to reject any or all bids received, to waive or not to waive any informality, 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

trict. 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.) Breaking News available 24/7 at KCChronicle.com

PUBLIC NOTICE Kane County is accepting sealed proposals 24-014 Property Tax Software, seeking qualified Vendors to develop, maintain and support of the Property Tax Software System for Kane County.

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“Serving Christ in the Heart of the Community” 301 South Third St., Geneva (630) 232-0165 www.genevalutheran.org Communion Worship Schedule Saturday – 5:30pm in Chapel Sunday - 9:00am in Sanctuary 10am - CoffeeHouse - free treats/beverages 10:15 am - Education Hour for ages 3 yrs.-adult Parents’ Day Out Program ages 2-5yrs. - M-F, 9:30am12:30pm or 10am-1pm age 4yrs., 12:30-3pm Building is ADA compliant.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & Preschool

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

Holy Cross Catholic Church

2300 Main St., Batavia (630) 879-4750 Saturday Mass: 4:15 p.m. Sunday Masses: 6:30, 8:00, 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. Weekday Masses Monday-Friday: 6:30AM, 8:00AM Saturday: 8:30AM Holy Day Masses: 7:00 p.m. Anticipatory, 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Confessions: Sat. After 8:30 a.m. Mass & 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Tues. 8:30 a.m. & Sat. 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic Healing Service & Chaplet, Tues. 6:00 p.m. Rosary for Life: 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Sun. to Sat. 1:00 p.m. Msgr Daniel Deutsch - Pastor

Sanctuary

1S430 Wenmoth Rd. (630) 879-0785 www.sanctuaryag.com Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Bible studies and children’s Bible clubs for all ages

BAPTIST ❃

First Baptist Church of Geneva

“Reach. Connect. Equip. Serve” East Campus (EC) 2300 South Street, Geneva Sunday: Traditional – 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. Worship Café – 9:15 a.m. West Campus (WC) 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva Saturday Worship - 5:00 PM Sunday: Contemporary 9:15 & 10:45 AM (630) 232-7068 www.fbcg.com Hand in Hand Christian Preschool: 630-208-4903

CATHOLIC ❃

St. Patrick Catholic Church

(downtown) 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, IL 60174 Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon (Crane Road) 6N491 Crane Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175 Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.

St. Peter Catholic Church 1891 Kaneville Rd., Geneva (630) 232-0124 Weekday Masses Monday-Thursday 7AM & 8AM Friday during Summer 7AM & 8AM Friday during School Year 7AM & 8:45 AM Saturday 8AM Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30PM Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 5PM Holy Day & Holiday Masses Call the church for Mass times on these special days Confessions: Monday through Friday, 7:30 -7:55 AM Saturday, 8:30-10:00 AM & 3:15-4:15 PM

COVENANT ❃

Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool

1314 W. Main St., Batavia. (630) 879-3721 bataviacov.com Sunday Worship Hours: • 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service • 10:00 am Coffee (Fellowship Hall) • 10:35 am Traditional Worship Service Preschool: (630) 879-3795

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Bethany Lutheran Church

8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia (corner of Lincoln and Wilson) (630) 879-3444 www.bethanybatavia.org 9:00am – Traditional Worship 10:00am – Coffee Hour 10:30am- Sunday School 10:45am – Contemporary Worship Nursery care is available throughout the Sunday morning. Monthly Last Friday Community Supper 5:00-7:00 pm Free to the Community

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

1145 N. 5th Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 1 mile N. of Rt. 64 on Rt. 25, (630) 584-2199 www.bethlehemluth.org Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m./ 9:15 a.m./ 10:30 a.m. Sunday School All Ages: 9:15 am/10:30 am Worship on Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Bethelem Preschool Center: Full Day Child Care/Half dayPreschool 630-584-6027

(Missouri Synod) 101 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles (Just South of St. Charles Library) (630) 584-8638 The Rev. Timothy P. Silber, Sr. Pastor Worship Schedule: Saturday @ 5:30 p.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 11:00 a.m. Praise Worship Education Hour @ 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. All services elevator access St. Mark’s Nurturing Center Preschool for ages 2 – Pre K (630) 584-4850 www.stmarksstc.org

UNITED METHODIST ❃

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church Fourth Ave. & Main St., St. Charles Join Us for Worship 9 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:45 a.m. Jazz Worship In the Sanctuary Nursery Care Available Senior Pastor: Rev. Mary Zajac 630-584-6680 www.bakermemorialchurch.org

PRESBYTERIAN ❃

Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (USA) A Welcoming Church 227 East Side Dr., Geneva (630) 232-7448 (1 blk. N. of Rt. 38.) (630) 232-7448 www.foxvalleypres.org 8:30 a.m. Worship (informal) 10:00 a.m. Worship (traditional) 10:00 a.m. Church school Nursery Care Provided 8:30-11:00 a.m. Adult Breakfast Club 8:30 a.m. Confirmation (7-8th grd.) 4:00 p.m. Youth Group 7:00 p.m. The Growing Place Weekday Preschool We are a Stephen Ministry Church

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ❃

Congregational Church of Batavia 21 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) Batavia 630-879-1999 www.congregationalchurch.org Pastor Yvette Marie Eber Sunday Worship 9:30 am Nursery care available Sunday School 9:30 am for age 3-12th grade “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

NONDENOMINATIONAL ❃

Kingdom Impact Center Pastor Patrick McManus 700 S. Farnsworth Aurora, IL60506 630-966-0724 10 AM Sundays kicministries.org

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RAY SUZUKI 23 N. Route 12 • Fox Lake

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BUSS FORD LINCOLN MERCURY

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800 Dundee Ave. • East Dundee, IL

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800/935-5393

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