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IN FOCUS A weekly feature by Sandy Bressner, photo editor at the Kane County Chronicle

A letter to the editor that ran on page 17 of the May 7 edition of the Kane County Chronicle requires a correction, due to a typo. The figure $90 billion should have read $90 million. The Chronicle regrets the error. ••• 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.



Club to host luncheon gathering June 3 NORTH AURORA – The Welcome Club of the Fox Valley will conclude its 2013-14 formal club activities at 11:30 a.m. June 3 with a luncheon gathering. The new officers of the organization will be installed and a buffet luncheon served at the Fox Valley Country Club, 2500 N. Route 25, North Aurora. Many of the club’s activity groups will continue to be meeting throughout the summer. Some of the popular groups include games, such as bunco, bridge, mah jongg and Mexican train. There also are many other groups, such as book clubs,

weather to photograph all of my favorite spring sports. Tuesday, as I was photographing the Geneva/St. Charles East softball game at

Geneva, I was mostly trying to stay out of the way of the players and coaches as I leaned in the doorway of the teams’ respective dugouts.

That’s where I photographed East player Jordan Hieber waiting to get into the on-deck circle.

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memoir writers, light (salad) lunch, food and friends (potluck dinners) and several more. The new club year, complete with general meetings, will start in September. The yearly dues are $25 and with that participants will receive a monthly newsletter and a printed directory of

members. For information, call Suzanne at 630-406-1637.

Kane County Audubon Society to meet in STC ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Audubon Society’s next monthly meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hicko-

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CHRONICLE St. Charles resident Jill Mustard, 55, was at her garage sale when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up? St. Charles Who would play you in the movie of your life? Kathy Bates First job? Car hop at the Dog ‘n Suds in St. Charles As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A mom. I became a mom. A book you’d recommend? The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich Favorite charity? Tourette Syndrome Association What game show would you be on? “Wheel of Fortune” Favorite local restaurant? Salerno’s in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I take my uncle out every day for four hours. He has Alzheimer’s and lives at Bickford Assisted Living in St. Charles.

WHAT: The second of seven monthly visitors’ days for a replica Viking ship will be held. A viewing platform allows visitors to see inside the ship, called the Viking, built in 1893. Visitor-day admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens. Parking is free. WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. May 17. Guided tours begin every 30 minutes. The last guided tour is at 3:30 p.m. Self-guided viewing also is available. WHERE: Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva INFO: Call 630-753-9412 or email

WHAT: The comedy “Be My Baby” is set to open. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $23 for students. The play marks the end of the Steel Beam Theatre’s 13th season. WHEN: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. The show runs from Friday through June 1. WHERE: Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles INFO: Visit or by call 630-587-8521.

Small Space Edible Gardening heading to Wasco Nursery WHAT: A coffee question-and-answer session about Small Space Edible Gardening is set. Meagan Provencher, landscape designer at Wasco Nursery, will answer questions about various options that can result in a bounty of healthy produce within a small and easily manageable area. WHEN: 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday. WHERE: Wasco Nursery and Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles INFO: Call 630-584-4424 or visit www.

Garfield Farm Museum’s Rare Breeds show set WHAT: Registration is being accepted for Garfield Farm Museum’s 28th annual Rare Breeds Livestock and Poultry Show and Sale. Members of The Livestock Conservancy will attend. The event provides rare breed enthusiasts with an opportunity to show off their favorite animals to the general public and to interact with other exhibitors and prospective buyers. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 WHERE: Garfield Farm Museum is located five miles west of Geneva, off Route 38 on Garfield Road. INFO: Individuals who would like to display

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Kane County Recycles event in St. Charles WHAT: Kane County Recycles is recycling electronics and books. Those who attend may pick up the new Kane County Recycles Green Guide for 2014-2015. Those who attend may recycle computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, TVs (any size or age), stereos, cellphones, microwaves, basically anything with a plug on it, except large household appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines. Those interested may recycle books of any age and condition. WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday WHERE: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles INFO: A complete list of accepted items, and information can be found at recycling under “electronics recycling.” This is not a document shredding event.

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Volunteer: Resignation won’t affect Fiebelkorn case By BRENDA SCHORY GENEVA – The resignation of interim Animal Control Administrator Robert Sauceda this week should not have any effect on the pending animal cruelty case against a petting zoo owner, an animal care volunteer said. Elgin resident Stacy Fiebelkorn was charged March 5 with cruelty to animals and a violation of an animal owner’s duty to provide food and care, both misdemeanors. The charges were in connection with a traveling petting zoo she owns, in which 11 animals and a horse fetus were found dead, and 94 were found in need of food, water and medical attention, officials said. In the ensuing court actions, Fiebelkorn gave up all

of the animals. The criminal case is scheduled to resume May 15. Sauceda, as the interim director, was prominent in organizing the rescue of remaining animals from a farm in Hampshire and their ultimate adoptions to new homes. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon’s office said it would not comRobert ment on the Sauceda pending case. Fiebelkorn attorney Jamie Wombacher did not return a voice mail message seeking comment. St. Charles resident Laura Van Der Snick, one of the volunteers who helped care for the rescued animals, said the case has “more than enough

“It does not matter what Robert did or didn’t do. ... This should not shake the Fiebelkorn case at all.” Laura Van Der Snick Volunteer evidence” to continue. “We’ll be OK. We have more than enough evidence, in my opinion,” Van Der Snick said. “It does not matter what Robert did or didn’t do. ... This should not shake the Fiebelkorn case at all. We have even more witnesses coming forward with information. This is an iron-clad case.” A political ally of Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen in his 2012 bid

for the chairmanship, Sauceda was hired in late January 2013 as a temporary billing manager in the Kane County Animal Control Department for $52,000 a year. At Lauzen’s recommendation, the County Board appointed Sauceda interim administrator in November at a salary of $65,000 a year with the proviso that he would have 12 months to prove himself. Lauzen said at the time that he was confident Sauceda would continue to show great performance and leadership. Lauzen cited Sauceda’s accomplishments as billing manager, including improvements to the department’s finances, the introduction of social media and reminder phone calls to pet owners about registrations that are due.

“I am delighted to make this appointment,” Lauzen had said at the time. In the current situation involving Sauceda’s resignation, Lauzen would not comment beyond saying it was a personnel matter. Sauceda ran unsuccessfully against incumbent Mike Kenyon, R-South Elgin, for a County Board seat in the Republican primary in March 2012. Kenyon said he had mixed emotions about the situation. He said he ultimately voted for Sauceda’s appointment because it was better to go along with it. “I think we have to do a better job of hiring, and we’re going to make mistakes no matter what we do,” Kenyon said. “I think it was sad we had several resumes, and his resume was approved.”


Teacher investigated for relationship with student By SHAWN SHINNEMAN HAMPSHIRE – A Hampshire High School teacher is being investigated for a possible inappropriate relationship with a student. The 23-year-old female teacher performed sex acts on the then-17-year-old male student and provided him answers to her tests, police said in documents supporting a search warrant issued to obtain the teacher’s phone. A search warrant also was issued for the student’s phone, which he later gave up voluntarily. The teacher – who has been placed on paid administrative leave by District 300 – isn’t being identified because she hasn’t been charged with a crime. According to details submitted by the Hampshire Police Department to obtain the

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search warrant, police first became aware of the situation through a friend of the student involved, who informed the school’s principal. Those involved were interviewed by police April 29. That friend later told police the student involved told him he met the teacher in the parking lot of a Hampshire restaurant, where they “made out” and she performed a sex act on him, according to the warrant. The friend – who said he learned of the incidents sometime in 2013 before winter – said the teacher declined to have sex with the student because he was not yet 18, the warrant said. The student involved told police the sex act was performed between late January and early February, according to the warrant. The student turned 18 in late January.

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The age of consent in Illinois is 17, but 18 when the acts involve teachers or individuals in a position of authority over youth. The teacher initially agreed to provide the phone to police during her interview with them. But after retrieving it from her classroom and signing a consent form, police asked her whether she had deleted any messages, the warrant said. The teacher replied that she had, and that one of the messages said, “Hey babe.” She was asked whether a relationship of a sexual nature would be revealed when po-

lice investigated, and she replied, “could be,” the warrant said. When asked to elaborate, the teacher asked for a lawyer. She was given back her cellphone. District 300 spokeswoman Allison Strupeck said a Hampshire High staff member has been placed on paid administrative leave within “the last couple of weeks.” She confirmed the staff member was placed on leave because of the ongoing police investigation. The staff member will remain on leave for the duration of the investigation, Strupeck said.

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Batavia takes 4 1st-place awards at video festival Know more

By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – Batavia High School junior Kelly VanTreeck wanted to make a video that showed how harmful bullying can be. Along with sending a powerful message, the video also took home a first-place award in the annual Chicagoland Television Educators Council Video Festival held at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. She took home the award in the category of public service announcement. “I never expected it at all,” VanTreeck said, in talking about the honor. “I hope it will make more people aware of their actions. A lot of parents and classmates told me it was really good.” In the video, a high school girl is bullied by two other girls who place a sticky note on her backpack. She goes home, and the viewer discovers that she has received many of these sticky notes, and the viewer sees her pain. The video is being shown on BATV as a public service announcement. VanTreek is a video production student at the high school. VanTreek’s honor was one of four first-place awards Batavia High School won at the festival. Vincent Tieri took first place for his zombie mov-

To watch the winning videos from the Chicagoland Television Educators Council Video Festival, go to ie trailer, Mitch Voellinger won the comedic narrative category, and Bryant Kintz and Mary Dyrek won the most competitive category with their music video. In addition, Eric Karkos took second place for his documentary on Batavia’s cross country team, and Tarin Butterfield received a third-place award for her narrative about how one student’s behavior affects the lives of many in the community. Batavia High School was competing against 26 other schools from the region. Batavia video production students had their best year ever at the festival. “In the 12 years we’ve competed, this is the best we’ve ever done,” said Scott Larson, Batavia High School video production teacher. “We have never received a first-place award until this year. They are really talented and dedicated students. Hopefully, we are getting a little better with each year.” To watch the award-winning videos, go to fest.ctectv. org/open_video_list_results. php.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS St. Mark’s to host Fays BBQ fundraiser ST. CHARLES – St. Mark’s preschool will host a Fays BBQ fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 16 at 101 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Tickets are $12 per dinner. Choose from two pork chops, chicken or a combination meal of one pork chop and chicken. Each meal includes baked beans, cole slaw, apple sauce, roll and butter. Those interested may pre-purchase meal tickets by calling 630-584-4850. This is a drive-thru only event. Drive up, buy a ticket or exchange a pre-purchased ticket, get a meal (ask for napkin and tools if desired). For information, call 630584-4850 or email preschool@ Proceeds will benefit the preschool.

Kane County Cougars to host 5K run/walk GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars organization will host Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K at 8 a.m. May 31 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Registration is now open for the event at www.kccougars. com and The event will start and finish on the field at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, with the finish line at home plate. Participants will be seen on the stadium’s videoboard through a live-feed camera and can receive a high-five from

Ozzie T. Cougar on the final stretch of the race inside the ballpark. Families with children are encouraged to participate as strollers are permitted and there is a special discounted rate for participants between 5 and 18 years old. Businesses interested in race sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to email ozzie@ Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for those ages 5 through 18. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to the Ozzie’s Scholars Reading Scholarship Program.

Rogina to be guest conductor June 29 ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina will be a guest conductor when the Fox Valley Academy and Philharmonic performs at 4:30 p.m. June 29 at a “Concert in the Park” event at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The Philharmonic will perform classical favorites. The ensembles will offer the audience the opportunity to sing along to Broadway musicals as well as patriotic pieces in honor of the Independence Day holiday. The program will conclude with the traditional playing of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” conducted by Rogina. The concert is free and open to the public. Visitors can bring lawn

chairs or a blanket, and they are invited to bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from the concessions available at Pottawatomie Park. This concert is made possible through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For information, call 630-476-9072, or visit

Elburn Chamber seeks participants for show ELBURN – The Elburn Chamber of Commerce is seeking participants for the Elburn Days Craft Show, which will be Aug. 15 to 17 at Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn. The cost is $115 per space. Original work only will be accepted – no kits, manufactured items, mass-produced items or consignment items. The deadline is June 2. Applications are available at the chamber’s website –, or they can be picked up at the chamber office, 109 N. Main St., Elburn. For information, call 630365-2295.

Spot the Dog to stop by Barnes & Noble ELBURN – In partnership with Barnes & Noble of Geneva, book character Spot the Dog will pay a visit at 2 p.m. today at the Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. Cameras are welcome. For information, call 630-365-2244 or visit

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St. Charles woman, 67, charged with prostitution By ASHLEY SLOBODA ST. CHARLES – A 67-yearold woman was charged this week with prostitution, making her the third woman to be arrested on such a charge since mid-April, the St. Charles Police Department said in a news release. Sun Hee Gribat, of the 100 block of Lakeside Drive, St. Charles, was charged with the Class A misdemeanor Wednesday at Royal Spa, 504 E. Main St., St. Charles. According to the release, an undercover officer entered the

business and paid for a massage. During the course of the service, the massage therapist offered to perform a sexual act for an additional cash payment, police said. The woman was taken into custody. Sun Hee Gribat’s Gribat bond was set at $1,500, and she posted the required $150 for bail, police said. She is due in court at 9 a.m. June 12 at the Kane County Branch Court in St. Charles.

Unlike the first prostitution arrest in April at H.H. Health Care Therapy on South Tyler Road, this case was not prompted by a citizen complaint, department spokeswoman Lisa Blackwell said in an email. “Our department will be conducting period massage parlor compliance checks, just as we would for tobacco and liquor compliance checks,” she said. Blackwell said citizens with complaints or concerns should call the police department at 630-377-4435 or its anonymous tip line at 866-378-4267.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Geneva History Museum launches walking tour GENEVA – In honor of National Preservation Month, the Geneva History Museum has announced the launch of the Geneva’s Historic District Walking Tour, now available in a mobile audio tour version, which can be accessed through iPhone and iPad devices. Learn about 25 historic buildings in downtown Geneva at any time of day. This mobile app directs people to each location and provides historical photographs and information. The MustSee app is free to download from iTunes. The Geneva History Center Self-Guided Tour costs $2.99

as an in-app purchase. All proceeds benefit the Geneva History Museum, an independent nonprofit organization. For information, visit www. or call 630-232-4951.

Free spaghetti dinner ST. CHARLES – Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a spaghetti and meatballs dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. May 18 at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. It is free to all who attend. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Carry-out will be available. Call Joe at 630-8906586 for information.

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8OBITUARIES Born: June 30, 1924 Died: May 6, 2014

THOMAS A. PETRAKIS Thomas A. Petrakis, 67, of Wayne and formerly of Hallandale, Fla., passed away Thursday morning. He was the beloved brother of Chris (Joyce) Petri, uncle of Keith (Renee) Petri, Lisa (Kyle) Gustafson, Carrie Bonadeo and Robert Bonadeo. Due to smoking, Thomas died of cancer; no contributions to his memory. The visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-5840060. Please sign the guest book at

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 May 29 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 for succeeding in a man’s world without losing the adoration of the public. The event is co-sponsored 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 organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.

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Committee will host after-hours mixer June 10 ST. CHARLES – The Legislative Committee of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 at The Office, 201 E. Main St., St. Charles. Those interested may come and learn about the purpose of the Legislative Committee and welcome the local legislators for a night of introductions, mixing and mingling. RSVP by June 6. For information, contact St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, 216 Riverside Ave., St. Charles, call 630-584-8384 or email

Geneva Park District to hold ‘meet the cast’ party GENEVA – The Geneva Park District will have a “meet

the cast” party from 10 to 11 a.m. May 17 before the first performance of the Playhouse 38 spring youth production of “Charlotte’s Web.” The party will be at The Private Bank, 501 W. State St., Geneva. Admission to the party is free. Bring family, friends, and neighbors to meet members of the cast and enjoy free refreshments. Tickets remain for performances, which are set for 1 and 7 p.m. May 17 and 1 p.m. May 18. Tickets are $10. Playhouse 38 is at 524 W. State St., Geneva. For information, call 630-2324542 or visit

Cub Scout pack to hold car wash event June 1 AURORA – Sugar Grove Cub Scout Pack 347 will have a car wash event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at Discount Tire, 2445 Augusta Way, Aurora.

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Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at Interment will follow in North Clinton Cemetery in Waterman. Arthur W. Swanson Jr.: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, 1771 W. State St., Geneva. Funeral services will be the following morning at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva with burial after in Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace.


8LOCAL BRIEFS St. Charles library to present Earhart event

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 the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, with a service at 5:30 p.m. Annalisa Lillian Green: A memorial service will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Medinah Country Club, 6N001 Medinah Road, Medinah. Helen S. Kuzniar: A funeral Mass celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Patrick Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles. Colleen J. Narr: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 E. Garfield St., Waterman.

• A 1991 BMW valued at $70,000 was reported stolen Wednesday, May 7, from a residence in the 3N200 block of Loblolly Lane, Campton Hills. The owner reportedly left the keys in the ignition after washing it Tuesday, May 6, and discovered it missing the next day. Online records for an I-Pass in the vehicle did not show any activity. The owner told police someone left a note on the car about two weeks ago, asking if he was interested in selling it. • Nicholas A. Jacobazzi, 22, of the 200 block of Taubert Avenue, Batavia, was charged Saturday, May 3, with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. • The driver of a 2006 Honda reported Thursday, April 24, that the windshield was damaged when something was thrown at her car as she was driving on Campton Hills Road near Happy

Hills Road in Campton Hills. Kane County Sheriff’s Office • A residential driveway in the 4N400 block of Pheasant Run Drive, St. Charles, was reported damaged Tuesday, May 6. The owner believed it was caused by a heavy vehicle. St. Charles • Samuel Eugene Scaletta, 55, of the 400 block of St. Moritz Drive, Glen Ellyn, was arrested Monday, May 5, on a Glen Ellyn Police Department warrant carrying a charge of public intoxication. • Patrick J. Dalessandro, 30, of the 1500 block of Andover Avenue, St. Charles, was charged Tuesday, May 6, with public drunkenness. • Michael J. Behenna, 44, of the 1500 block of Indiana Street, St. Charles, was charged Tuesday, May 6, with public drunkenness.

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June Noorlag (nee Schoonveld), 89, of Rockford and formerly of Batavia, went to be with her Savior on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. She was born June 30, 1924 in Summit, to John and Minnie Schoonveld. June was united in marriage March 17, 1944, to Gilbert “Bud” Noorlag. She was a member of Faith Community Church of West Chicago and Ebenezer Reformed Church in Oregon, Ill. She is survived by three sons, Joseph (Sherry) of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Robert of Batavia and David (Michelle) of Darien; grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Cano, Allyssa (Carlos) Kimbrell, T.J. and James (Michael) Noorlag, Caitlyn Chang and Joseph and Paula Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Beckham Kimbrell, Aaron Cano and Cameron Cano; sisters,

Dolores (Ken) Haak and Martha (Richard) Bonnema; and family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, in 2004; her parents; and her brother, John Schoonveld. The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington and Main streets), West Chicago. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Faith Community Church, 910 Main St., West Chicago, with a visitation from 9 a.m. until the funeral service, Pastor Brion Brooks officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oak Brook Terrace. In lieu of flowers, contributions in June’s memory may be made to Care Source, 611 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61102 or Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61102. For information, call 630-2310060 or visit Please sign the guest book at


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Police: Services available to victims or witnesses of crimes KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department is reminding citizens about the services available for victims and witnesses of crime. • The Kane County Victim’s Rights Unit provides information about how cases will proceed through the court system. Call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office at 630-232-3500 and ask for the Victim’s Rights Unit. • Victims of domestic violence can get help assistance in obtaining an order of protection from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Call 630-232-3500 and ask for the Domestic Violence Victim Services Division. • Assistance is also available through the Community Crisis Center at 847-697-2380

and Mutual Ground at 630-8970080. • Assistance and legal advice may also be available to victims through attorneys of Prairie State Legal Services. Call 630-232-9415. • The Illinois Attorney General’s Office provides information on the Illinois Crime Victim’s Compensation Program. The program provides financial assistance to eligible victims who have been injured, or the families of those who have been killed, as a result of a criminal act. Crime victims or their families should call 800-228-3368. Victim and witness brochures are available in the police department lobby, 211 N. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. Call 630-377-4435 or visit www. for information.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Studios at the Elburn Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Unit Money is still available to help 22, Elburn. Performances will be held from local residents pay their home Aug. 22 to 24 at the Batavia Fine heating bills. Arts Centre. Residents need to apply soon Rehearsals are held through– if they have not applied since out the summer from 6 to 8 Sept. 1, 2013 – to qualify for p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and the Low Income Home Energy Thursdays. Assistance Program this year. Cast members will not be LIHEAP ends May 31. called to every rehearsal, and The program provides a the studio will work around once-yearly benefit to insummer vacations and camps. come-eligible households; it Tuition is $175. is made available in Kane and Participants should expect to DeKalb counties through Community Contacts Inc., a nonprofit remain at the audition clinic for the full three hours. human service organization. All participants will be taught a Eligibility is based on income. song and dance and be asked to Applications are taken by appointment at 815-758-3835 or read passages from the script. No advance preparation is 847-697-4400. required. Participants should wear Avenue J Studios seeking comfortable clothes and bring a participants for musical water bottle. ELBURN – Avenue J Studios To sign up for an audition is seeking participants ages 5 through 18 for its summer musi- clinic, visit www.avenuejstudios. cal, “Willy Wonka Jr.” Auditions org and click on the Willy Wonka tab. will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. – Kane County Chronicle May 17 and May 18 at Avenue J

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N. Aurora police say man in car asked youths to ‘hang out’ KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE NORTH AURORA – The North Aurora Police Department continues to investigate a suspicious incident that was reported Tuesday afternoon. At about 3:29 p.m. Tuesday, North Aurora police officers responded to White Oak Drive and Whitney Court for a suspicious incident. According to a news release from the North Aurora police, officers learned that three juveniles were playing in a front yard when a vehicle stopped in the road, and the driver said to them, “Hey, you guys want to hang out?” Neither the driver nor the

passenger got out of the vehicle or made any attempt to approach the juveniles, the release stated. The driver of another vehicle behind the stopped car was honking its horn at the time of the incident, according to the release. After the incident, the juveniles ran to a house and summoned an adult. The vehicle drove away southbound on White Oak. Officers checked the area thoroughly but were unable to locate the vehicle. The vehicle was described as a newer car that is silver and a similar size to a Chevrolet Caprice. The driver was described as a white or Hispanic male in his 60s with a gray hair “comb over” and wearing a

red or orange flannel-type patterned shirt. The passenger was described as a Hispanic male in his 50s wearing a baseball cap. Approximately 20 minutes later, officers responded to the area of White Oak Drive and Messenger Circle for a report of the same or a similar car driving through the area again. The vehicle left the area, heading north on White Oak, the release stated. Officers again checked the area but were unable to locate the car. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call North Aurora Police Department at 630-8978705.

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in closed session and there’s been no question that it could be in closed session,” Boria said. Boria also pointed out one of the candidates for the position was sitting in the audience – Tobias – another reason to close the meeting. Board member Travis Ketterman said the meeting should be closed if they are

talking about questions for specific candidates. “We now do have a pool of candidates we are going to discuss in closed session and those questions relating to those individuals, to me, is part of the process,” Ketterman said. Shivers cast the lone vote not to go into closed session. Board member Steve Andersson was absent. The board also unanimously agreed to release the audio portion of a closed meeting from last fall in which the Illinois Attorney General Public Access Counselor said should be released.

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GENEVA – One of the candidates interested in being named the new director of the Geneva Public Library, is Sarah Tobias, director of the Sycamore Library. After Geneva Library board members went into closed session at Thursday’s special meeting, Tobias said she was interested in Geneva because it served an area about double what Sycamore serves. “That gives me an opportunity to grow in what I do,” Tobias said. “I’ve been a library director about 14 years, but I’ve been a librarian since 1992.” Tobias said she has worked as a librarian in DeKalb, Chicago Public Library, McHenry Public Library, and started her career at the Barrington Public Library. The library board voted, 5-1, with one absent to go into closed session to discuss purchase or lease of property and personnel – specifically to discuss the questions they would ask their pool of applicants for the director position. The district’s previous director Matt Teske resigned April 10.

“That gives me an opportunity to grow in what I do. I’ve been a library director about 14 years, but I’ve been a librarian since 1992.”

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ST. CHARLES TOWN SHIP – Occupants of a two-story home damaged by a fire Thursday in St. Charles Township escaped unharmed, said Greg Benson, chief of the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. Fox River, along with units from several other agencies, responded to the Bluff Drive residence late Thursday afternoon after receiving reports that flames and smoke were coming from the structure, Benson said. A unit from Fox River’s new Station No. 3 at Carl Lee Road and Route 25 in St. Charles Township was first on the scene, Benson said. He noted units from Station No. 1 in Campton Hills shortly followed. Fremon Childers, a resident on nearby Meadow Drive, said he had just started watching the 4 p.m. news when he heard the sirens. “I couldn’t believe how many departments they had here,” Childers said. “It was unreal.” The Kane County Sheriff’s Office blocked traffic from Bluff Drive at its intersections with Route 31 and

Meadow Drive as firefighters worked the scene. The fire was concentrated in the attic, Benson said, and crews were able to get it under control in about five minutes. Benson noted the residents were outside the house when firefighters arrived. Benson did not have damage estimates Thursday but said the Red Cross had been contacted to assist the family. Investigation into the fire started Thursday and likely would continue today, Benson said. Units from South Elgin, Pingree Grove, Elburn and Elgin assisted Fox River, Benson said. Childers, who can see the Bluff Drive home from his driveway, reflected on the fire after crews had left. “Well thank God that they don’t have a big loss over there,” he said. “They’re nice people.” Childers said he appreciated the response he saw from Fox River. He noted he was initially leery of the district’s plans to break ties with the city of St. Charles several years ago to start its own stations. “They did one heck of a job,” Childers said. “[Fox River] made a believer out of me.”

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Pfizer’s bitter pill THE WASHINGTON POST The hot read among policy wonks these days is “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by French economist Thomas Piketty. He warns of a long-term trend toward ever-concentrated wealth and urges a global wealth tax to prevent it. While that might be a bad idea even if it were politically feasible, there is merit to the broader notion that industrialized countries could better coordinate taxing wealth, corporate and otherwise, that flits around the world in search of the lowest rates. Case in point – U.S. drug maker Pfizer’s $106 billion offer for Britain’s AstraZeneca, which could enable Pfizer to flag itself as a British company and pay taxes at Britain’s 20 percent rate rather than this country’s 35 percent. What’s needed is a system for a world in which other countries have slashed their rates below U.S. levels and in which firms increasingly hold capital in forms that can easily be assigned to overseas subsidiaries, such as intellectual property. It’s an urgent issue, because U.S. firms hold $2 trillion in cash abroad rather than in the United States, where it could be invested – and taxed at higher U.S. rates. President Barack Obama’s proposed solution, offered during the 2012 campaign, was to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent while imposing a minimum tax on foreign profits to discourage cash-parking abroad. On the Republican side, Rep. Dave Camp, the retiring chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, offered a plan this year that would have cut the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, the developed-nation average, and subject foreign profits to a one-shot tax and exempt them from U.S. taxes thereafter, in line with the practice of most other industrial countries. While neither plan matches the other or Piketty’s idea, they at least share common elements – an effort to close loopholes so that the government raises the same revenue even at a lower tax rate, an attempt to harmonize U.S. and foreign tax rules to discourage international rate-shopping and a sense that tax policy should support job-creating investment, not the rent-seeking against which Piketty appropriately warns.

In the age of age discrimination I just filled out a survey, and I’ve never felt so deflated. Let me explain. Every week a new online edition of a heralded literary journal appears on my laptop. Ordinarily, I revel in the prestigious magazine’s sampling of poetry, fiction, essays and book reviews. A few weeks ago, the editors promised to place my name in a raffle for a chance to win one of their T-shirts. All I had to do was complete their survey. Far out! I clicked on it, and up popped the question – What is your age? A.) 25-34 B.) 35-44 C.) 45-54 D.) 55-64 E.) 65 and over. Those of you youthful enough to answer A through D won’t feel my pain. However, just having turned Medicare age, I begrudgingly chose E. “Get over it, Rick,” you’re thinking. “Sixty-five is the new 62.” Don’t you get it? The brackets discriminate against seniors! You young’uns safely ensconced in terminal brackets enjoy the promise of advancement. After 10 years of predictable spending and buying habits, you graduate, walking across the bracket commencement stage. You anticipate the next decade like adventurers bound for an undiscovered country. The only undiscovered coun-

RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger try 65-and-overs can anticipate is Hamlet’s, from which “no traveler returns,” and he’s not soliloquizing on long grocery checkout lines. Our die, so to speak, is cast. See? The survey puts my lot’s lot into a mental and physiological dead end (no pun intended). The option “65 and over” suggests we’re all the same vintage, helpless to turn tannic or evolve full-bodied, our tastes undifferentiated as water in two Evian bottles. Surveys have never upset me before. I used to think: “Oh, yeah, 65-and-overs, identical kernels on a dry husk’s corn cob. Wonder what they do for fun besides eat, sleep and repeat ‘what’dja say?’ all day.” Well, let me tell all you bigoted survey designers, I’ve been to the mountain! I’ve looked over! And I’ve seen a promising blend of septuagenarians and octogenarians. Even some centenarians. We old fogies might share our insurance, income and arthritis, but each of us is unique as flakes in a snowstorm. Let me rephrase that. We’re not all flakes, even though some

of you cushy-cozy in your lower-age brackets might perceive us as so. The proof is in the pudding, and even though pudding may be all we can chew, we reject being lumped together as one (except when it comes to senior discounts on movie tickets and merry-go-rounds). Oh, why bother griping about this? Most old folks don’t care about discrimination; we’re too busy filling out – and swearing at – complex, confusing and contradictory medical forms. That is, once we find them online after an hour searching for the computer’s “on” button, indistinguishable from the surface surrounding it. By the way, gentle reader, you can attest that I don’t suffer from any age-related mental impediments, right? Now, if I can just locate this laptop’s return bar, and find where to insert my onion skin typing paper ... • Rick Holinger lives in the Fox Valley where he’s taught high school since 1979. His poetry, fiction, essays and book reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals. He founded and facilitates two local writers groups, and has a Ph.D. in creative writing from UIC. Contact him at editorial@

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after-party can do so for $15. To help with the event, send email to Laurel Garza at volunteers@ GENEVA – The State Bank of Geneva, 22 S. Fourth St., Geneva, To will host a grand reopening event inquire about the sponsorship from noon to 2 p.m. May 31. The opportunities, call 847-6972880, ext. 25. Event registration event will include guided tours and sponsorship information of the “new” bank; pulled pork sandwiches, chips and beverages can be found online at www. served in the front parking lot; and raffle drawings. To learn more, call 630-232-3200 or visit Auditions set up for ‘Hair,’ ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ ST. CHARLES – The Nomad Theatre Company has set auditions Motorcycle charity for “Hair,” a young adult summer ride set for June 1 musical, and “Bye, Bye Birdie ST. CHARLES – The Wild Fire Young Performers Edition,” a Harley Davidson Chapter 1084 youth summer musical. “Hair” auin Villa Park and South Elgin’s ditions are 3 to 5 p.m. June 1, and Anderson Animal Shelter will 5 to 7 p.m. June 2, for high school host the third annual Paws & Claws Motorcycle Charity Ride and college students. “Bye, Bye Birdie” auditions are noon to 2 on June 1. The event begins at p.m. June 1, and 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 a.m. at the Fox River Harley 3, for grades 1-8. Held in Gallery Davidson, 131 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Registration begins Hall at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Email at 9:30 a.m. All money raised will go to Anderson Animal Shel- for an appointment or alternative date ter to help it care for, shelter or time. Walk-ins are welcome, and promote the adoption of stray and unwanted companion but appointments will be taken first. Participants should prepare animals. The event will include raffles, a silent auction, food and a 30- to 60-second monologue and about one minute of a song. more. Registration fees will be They should bring backing tracks $20 for one rider and $30 for on CD and a photo and a resume a rider with a passenger. The if available. Visit www.selfoundaafter-party will take place at Tavern, 40W825 Oak ny for information. St., Pingree Grove. Those who – Kane County Chronicle wish to participate only in the

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Stacy Scrimgeour (center) of the Illinois chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation accepts a check for $7,000.25 from members of the Bell Graham Elementary School Health and Wellness Council at the St. Charles school Wednesday. The fundraiser was schoolwide.


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Enlisting canines in fight against cancer Dogs asked to play ‘extraordinary’ role in health screening By ASHLEY SLOBODA

Gateway Veterinary Clinic in St. Charles is the first member of the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Veterinary Outreach Program. OCSA is sponsoring Ohlin, a chocolate Labrador retriever being trained to identify odorants associated with ovarian cancer cells.


T. CHARLES – The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization has gotten a puppy – well, sort of. The St. Charles-based nonprofit – which seeks to expand public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer in an effort to contribute to early detection of the deadly disease – is sponsoring Ohlin, a chocolate Labrador retriever participating in a cancer detection study. The $10,000 one-year sponsorship began Dec. 1, and OCSA Executive Director Vallie Szymanski said her organization hopes to raise enough money to sponsor Ohlin for a second year. “All of our efforts are geared toward his sponsorship,” Szymanski said. The study Ohlin is participating in is being conducted at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. He is

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being trained under Dr. Cindy Otto. The dogs are learning to differentiate blood cells from people who have and don’t have cancer, specifically ovarian cancer, Otto said. The goal, she said, is to train them to identify the unique odor associated with the disease. “We don’t know exactly

what that compound is,” Otto said. This type of training is more difficult than having dogs sniff out other substances, such as explosives, because the samples are minuscule, Otto said. “We’re really asking these dogs to do something pretty extraordinary,” she said.

Those behind the study hope it will lead to better screening for ovarian cancer, which is difficult to detect, Otto said. OCSA’s financial support is appreciated because the study is entirely funded by grants and donations, Otto said. She said costs are $36,000 a year for each dog.

“Their sponsorship is a really big deal,” Otto said. Szymanski said OCSA’s connection with Ohlin is even more meaningful because his birthday – Aug. 26, 2013 – is the same day St. Charles veterinarian Kurt Klepitsch’s niece died at age 20 of ovarian cancer. Klepitsch serves on OCSA’s Board of Directors and is part of the nonprofit’s Veterinary Outreach Program, helps educate people about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. “If you catch it early enough, you’ve got a good shot at survival,” Szymanski said. Although veterinarians might seem like an odd choice to help spread the message of ovarian cancer symptoms, Klepitsch said at the program’s launch last year that it is not unusual for clients to ask him and his staff about their own health.

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The Veterinary Outreach Program has grown from Klepitsch’s office – Gateway Veterinary Clinic – to seven others in such Illinois cities as Springfield, Des Plaines, Chicago and Chatham. A summer golf outing at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake of the Hills will benefit the Veterinary Outreach Program. Another event – OCSA’s fourth annual 5K Dog Walk and Fun Run – is set for Sept. 14 along the Great Western Trail in St. Charles. It will include its awareness outreach program, including the sponsorship of Ohlin. OCSA is working to bring Ohlin to the 5K, Szymanski said. She said they hope he will be able to do a demonstration there. Szymanski co-founded OCSA with her friend Susan Roman in January 2010, just months after Roman was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian

According to the Centers for Disease Control, ovarian cancer is one of five main cancers that affect women’s reproductive organs and causes more deaths than any other such cancer. The CDC identifies these as signs and symptoms that ovarian cancer may cause: • Vaginal bleeding. • Pain or pressure in the pelvic or abdominal area. • Back pain. • Bloating. • Feeling full quickly while eating. • A change in bathroom habits, such as having to urinate very badly or very often; constipation; or diarrhea.

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A Q&A about child support I am still amazed at the number of questions regarding child support I receive from clients and potential clients each week. I believe that the confusion stems from two avenues: 1. People genuinely do not know where to find the information 2. The Internet. To begin, the majority of answers regarding child support can be found in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The statute pertaining to child support itself can be found therein at 750 ILCS 5/505. One of the questions I received this week was, “When does my child support obligation end?” According to the statute, a “child” includes any child who is younger than 18 years of age or any child who is younger than 19 years of age and still attending high school. So, if Billy turned 18 this week and is still attending high school, you’ll owe a child support obligation until he graduates in June. The statute also provides a guideline chart to establish the minimum amount of support in the vast majority of circumstances. The obligor pays 20 percent of his or her net income to support one child, 28 percent of the net income to support two children, 32 percent of the net income to support three children, 40 percent of the net income to support four children, 45 percent of the net income to support five children, and 50 percent of the net income to support six or

IN YOUR COURT Anthony Scifo more children. So, in Illinois, Jon would owe Kate 50 percent of his net income for their eight children. The statute also provides a definition of “net income.” It is the amount of income from all sources, minus certain statutory deductions. Those statutory deductions are laundry listed in the statute, including – but not limited to – federal income tax, state income tax, social security payments, mandatory retirement contributions required by law or the obligor’s employment, and union dues. You’ll note I bolded the term “from all sources.” This is probably the most frequently asked question I receive, and yes, it does include stock gains, work bonuses and overtime pay. I hope this answers some of the questions of our readers. • Anthony Scifo is a resident of Kane County and an associate attorney with Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree and Associates P.C. in St. Charles, where he concentrates in divorce and family law, personal injury and wrongful death. His goal with this occasional column is to help educate the public regarding the court system and the law. Contact him with general legal questions at editorial@

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The St. Charles East baseball team finished a sweep of Upstate Eight Conference River Division rival St. Charles North with a 14-3 victory in six innings. PAGE 21


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St. Charles East’s Jordan Shead wins the final heat of the 400-meter dash during the Upstate Eight Conference Championships at Geneva High School on Thursday.


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Focused Saints take home River title By IAN MATTHEWS GENEVA – If the Upstate Eight Conference girls track and field Championships are any indication on how the Tri-Cities teams are going to do starting next week at IHSA sectionals, there will be some very happy teams after the meet. St. Charles East took the UEC River Division title by nearly 40 points over second-place Geneva with 163 points, narrowly missing overall meet champion Neaqua Valley, who had 175. East started the meet with a bang, taking the 4x800-meter relay, beating second-place Geneva by 11 seconds. The Saints four runners – Anastasia Honea, Corrin Adams, Lauren Towne, Toree Scull – ran a 9:40.52 to finish first. Scull carried over her strong race in the 4X800 relay by winning the 1600 in 5:10.54. Scull paced herself and raced behind Streamwood’s Gabby Juarez for most of the race before finishing with a kick to dust off Juarez by three seconds. “The mile and the 4x8 are my focus for sectionals. I’m a distance runner and I like the mile because it has distance but there is also speed in it,” Scull said. “I’m trying to get under 5-flat for state but the weather conditions weren’t that great for that.” While the distance runners may not have liked the unseasonably warm temperatures, competing sprinters welcomed the warmth with open arms. Diminutive Batavia freshman Hannah Schlaman had a great day for the Bulldogs, winning the 100-meter dash with a 12.84. “I was really fast in the 100 and it definitely feels good to win it at the conference meet,” Schlaman said. “It was not a PR, that’s a 12.1, but it was still overall a good day.” Schlaman was part of Batavia’s 4x100 relay team that

came in second to East, that featured Notre Dame-bound sprinter Jordan Shead. Shead helped East win the 4x100 with a 49.74 before coming from behind to beat Schlaman in a very competitive 200-meter dash. “That’s just how my legs work, it takes them a while to get going,” Shead said of her win in the 200. “They’re just so long it takes them a while to get up to speed. So on the 200 meters it takes me a little while longer to get up to speed.” Shead also won in the 400 meter dash with a 57.22 in what was a great day for East. The Saints won by nearly four seconds in the meets’ final event, taking the 4x400 relay in 4:01.99. “it was a dress rehearsal for next week. We talked about options and things and ways we wanted to put them,” East coach Tim Wolf said. “We’ve been running

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kids all over the place all year long and have started to put them together for how we want them at sectionals next week. It was an awesome meet; these guys all did a great job.” Geneva seemed to be on

East’s heels in most events, placing second in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays. Kathryn Adelman ran a strong 800, taking home the title with a 2:20.55. Veronica Ramming won the discuss by a wide mar-

gin with a 102-0 seed mark. “I think we’re right where we need to be. Obviously we have a bigger meet next week with sectionals,” Geneva coach Peter Raak said. “Ramming won with a new PR tonight. Kathryn obviously in the 800 did well and we had a ton of all-conference girls so it was a good night for us.” Geneva finished second in the River division with 128 points while Batavia was third with 122.



when you’ve got the whole team into it, whether you’re playing or not,” Barry said. “Baseball’s a lot of noise, so if you’re loud, you’re bound to have some effect. Every little thing has it.” Well, almost everything. Four Saints errors helped North (16-7, 10-5) score each of its runs. Designated hitter Joe Kuczek smacked an RBI double to punctuate a two-run rally in the third. “I’m really soul-searching, because for us to come out and just kind of go through the motions today is shocking to me,” said North coach Todd Genke, back in the dugout after missing Wednesday’s game after an ejection in Tuesday’s series opener. “If I could get into the 16and 17-year-old mind, I’d love to see what goes on in there. Because there’s days like today where I don’t know. But the beauty is, we’re still right in the middle of this thing.” Batavia, with two losses and a tie in league play, still awaits North in a three-game series. Batavia and fellow conference contender Geneva also have yet to square off, meeting Saturday and Tuesday.

12 meet at Dixon, 3 p.m. Boys volleyball: Lake Forest Academy at Wheaton Academy, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY Baseball: Batavia at Geneva, 10 a.m. (DH); Streamwood at St. Charles East, 10 a.m. (DH); St. Charles North at Larkin, 10 a.m. (DH); Oswego at Kaneland, 10 a.m.; Marmion at Oswego East, 10 a.m.; St. Francis at IC Catholic, 11 a.m.; Aurora Christian at Aurora Central Catholic, 10 a.m. (DH); Riverside-Brookfield at Wheaton Academy, 4:30 p.m. Softball: Naperville North at Kaneland, 10 a.m. (DH); Burlington Central at Huntley, 11 a.m.; Aurora Christian at Hinckley-Big Rock, 10 a.m. (DH)

Girls soccer: Batavia at Oswego, 10 a.m.; Kaneland at St. Charles East, 12 p.m.; Elmwood Park at Aurora Central Catholic, 11 a.m.; Burlington Central at Fenton, 10 a.m.; Wheaton Warrenville South at Wheaton Academy, 12 p.m. Boys tennis: St. Charles North, Geneva at Naper-Valley Invite, 8:30 a.m.; Batavia at Warren Invite, 9 a.m. Boys volleyball: St. Charles East at Waukegan Invite, 8:30 a.m. Boys water polo: St. Charles North at Naperville North co-ed Invite, 8 a.m. Girls water polo: St. Charles North at Naperville North co-ed Invite, 8 a.m.

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ST. CHARLES – St. Charles East second baseman Alex Abate grinned from the dugout as the Saints’ reserves helped the team bat around in Thursday’s sixth inning. To start, the rally triggered the run rule in a 14-3 victory at St. Charles North and secured an Upstate Eight Conference River Division sweep. But Abate and Co. also remained happy because their teammates stayed dialed in. Many of the team’s late atbats mirrored the one Abate turned into a two-out, tworun single for the game’s first runs in the second inning. “When we go up to bat, we get up on the plate, try to go middle-away, and we just be aggressive and we try to hit line drives through the infield,” Abate said. “And it’s been working out for us the past couple games, so we’re really excited about everyone doing really well.” East (17-8, 13-6 UEC River) struck for four, two-out runs in the second inning to seize early control it didn’t relinquish. Abate scored one batter after his hit, when

center fielder Brannon Barry banged a two-run double off the wall in left center. Barry finished 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs. His No. 3 lineup slot was productive, period, as pinch-hitter Max Powers hit a two-run single in the sixth that made it 13-3. Four innings earlier, the Saints’ bench greeted Abate with a playful, MauAlex Abate ry Povich-ian chant of “Alex Abate … YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER!” early in his at-bat. Moments later, however, Abate’s hit started the Saints on their way to taking full custody of the crosstown showdown after clinching a series win with Wednesday’s eight-inning victory at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The base runners and chatter kept coming to back winner Mike Boehmer, who earned his fifth victory with six innings of four-hit, six-strikeout ball. Shortstop Jake Asquini had a two-run single in the fourth, and East capitalized on seven North Stars walks. “Baseball’s a lot more fun

NHL playoffs Western Conference semifinals, Game 4, Blackhawks at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m., NBCSN The Hawks look to rebound from their 4-0 Game 3 loss Tuesday. A victory against the Wild would send the Hawks back to Chicago with a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.


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By JARED BIRCHFIELD BATAVIA – The St. Charles North boys tennis team swept doubles play to beat Batavia, 5-2, Thursday in an Upstate Eight Conference River Divison dual meet. While North won all four of the double matches, Batavia took two of the three singles matches. The Bulldogs prevailed at the No. 1 and No. 3 singles. All three singles matches were decided by straight sets. “Batavia is the reigning conference champ. They got everybody back, so we knew coming in it would be a tough match,” North coach Sean Masoncup, whose team remained unbeaten in conference while handing Batavia its second league defeat. “I was proud of how the guys fought for every stinking point. “Our goal is to get better at every practice and come into the matches and see progress and today we did just that. We’ll go from here and try to get even

better and win the conference.” Batavia coach Brad Nelson also saluted the North Stars. “They were the better doubles teams today, no doubt about it,” he said. “They were more aggressive, they executed better, they played with more energy and that’s the bottom line.” The North Stars won three of the four doubles matches in straight sets. Only North’s No. 3 doubles team of Brady Goldsworthy and Peter O’Brien needed a third set to win their match. “We were ready to go and got off to a good start with an early break in serve and we tried to carry that momentum through the whole thing,” said North’s Grant Spellman, who partnered with Aaron Amburgey for a win No 1. doubles. “We started off more cautiously than we usually do. It was windy today, so we didn’t want to make any additional errors than were necessary.” Keith Hedges and Mitch


Riggs won the No.2 doubles for North while teammates Luke Dunteman and Trevor Kurtzhals won at No. 4. “I felt like I was getting a lot of free points off my serve,” said Batavia’s Tim Murat, who defeated Matt Ernst at No. 1 singles for his 18th victory of the season. “And I got a lot of good first and second shots and that set me up to win the point pretty well.” Batavia’s James Carr edged Tom Nina to win the No. 3 singles match. “I was very pleased with James Carr,” Nelson said about the junior. “I thought he played as well as I have seen him play. His serve has been outstanding.” North No. 2 singles player Matt Kramer beat Drake Swift for the North Stars only singles victory. “He’s been the unsung hero this year. He’s a pretty quiet kid but just goes about his business,” Masoncup said. “He had another big win today.”

chances for the Hawks By MARK LAZERUS Worried? No, nobody’s worried about Patrick Sharp. The shots are there, the effort is there, the chances are there. The goals, his teammates and his coach are sure of it, will come. Frustrated? OK, maybe Sharp’s a little frustrated. But only because the Blackhawks were shut out by the Minnesota Wild in Game 3, and Sharp couldn’t do anything about it. When the Hawks were winning, the goose eggs didn’t bother him nearly as much. Impatient? That might be the one. Marian Hossa had a bit of a scoring slump, and he ended it in a big way. Brandon Saad did, too. Sharp, with just one goal and two assists in 11 games, knows it should be his

turn soon – he hopes as soon as tonight in Game 4 at XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. B u t Game 4 Sharp’s not waitat Minnesota, ing around 8:30 p.m. today, for it to fiNBCSN, 87.7-FM nally happen. “I don’t think waiting is the right word,” Sharp said. “You sit around waiting for things to happen, and usually this time of year, they’re not going to happen.” So Sharp will keep shooting and try to regain the form that made him the Hawks’ most consistent producer and a Conn Smythe Trophy candidate in each of their two recent Stanley Cup runs.

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By THOMAS DELVES editorial@ AURORA – After the Marmion baseball team recognized its nine seniors, the Cadets turned their focus on Suburban Christian Conference rival Aurora Central Catholic winning, 15-5, in five innings. The Cadets (13-6, 11-1 SCC Blue) scored their 15 runs on 12 hits. In the second and third innings, Marmion scored four runs and in the bottom of the fifth, added five. Marmion coach Dave Ra-

kow was proud of his seniors and glad they got the win on their last home game. “It’s always a big deal for the seniors to win on senior night,” Rakow said. “Especially when it’s ACC, crosstown rival.” ACC (15-11, 7-7 SCC Gold) jumped on the board in the top of the first with an RBI single by Mike Fidler, but the Cadets answered in the bottom of the inning. After leadoff man Edgar Sanchez singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, he stole second and moved to third on

a ground out by Brian Simon. Catcher Brady Roberts then had an RBI groundout to the shortstop to tie the game at 1. The Cadets then scored nine consecutive runs highlighted by Simon’s two-run single in the bottom of the second. “Short fast swing is what coach has been telling me to do,” Simon said, “I think it was a good team win.” Simon added another RBI in the bottom of the fifth giving him three for the game. In the top of the fifth the Chargers made a four-run

id innings and was replaced by senior Garrett Fisher who closed out the game. Andrew Bruss started for the Charges and struggled with control in the early going getting his team into trouble. He was replaced in the bottom of the fifth by Matt Rahn. Rakow was able to reflect on his seniors after the game. “They’re a talented group but, the best thing about these guys is they have an awesome work ethic (and) very coachable,” Rakow said. “These guys are all about the team.”


East’s Koenen nets No. 100 Rockets fall short KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – St. Charles East senior boys tennis standout Jasper Koenen rolled to his 100th career victory Thursday, winning, 6-0, 6-1 in a home dual against Neuqua Valley. “It’s a real special win, something he had been looking forward to achieving this season,” Saints coach Rob Livermore said. “He’s been working to get to this point, and we’re real happy for him.” Koenen, a Michigan State recruit who finished fourth in the state last season, helped East stay close in a 4-3 team loss in the Upstate Eight Conference crossover. Livermore also praised the play of the No. 1 singles team of George Spoerl and Alex Winters. “We had a lot of good, close matches today,” Livermore said. But only one centurion. Koenen, 17-0 this season, trails Justin Bowman (104 victories) for the most in school history, Livermore said.

Geneva 6, Streamwood 1: At Geneva, Geneva yielded just seven games in sweeping doubles play in the UEC River dual.

The No. 3 pairing of Quade Spellman and Curran McQuilkin won, 6-0, 6-0.

BASEBALL Batavia 13, Elgin 1 (6 inn.): At Elgin, Reagan McReynolds tripled and drove in three runs as part of a 3 for 3 day for Batavia (18-31, 13-2-1 UEC River). Micah Coffey, Kyle Niemiec and Andrew Siegler added two hits apiece. Geneva 4, Larkin 3: At Geneva, Jason Croci had two hits and two RBIs for Geneva (16-8, 12-7 UEC River), which rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh.

Kaneland 2, Sycamore 1: At Sycamore, Joey Panico’s seventh-inning sacrifice fly scored pinch-runner Connor Fedderly and provided the winning margin for Kaneland (14-8, 9-3 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). Nick Henne earned the victory in relief.

St. Francis 9, Walther Christian 6: At Wheaton, Will Purdom doubled and drove in three runs as part of a 3 for 3 day for St. Francis (17-8, 9-3 Suburban Christian Conference).

SOFTBALL West Chicago 7, Geneva 6: At West Chicago, Geneva (13-9, 6-5 UEC River) lost despite separate two-hit

games from Madison Keith (home run, two RBIs) and Annika Radabaugh. Rosary 6, Guerin 1: At River Grove, Sarah Willman struck out 14 and walked one in a complete-game five-hitter for Rosary (7-13, 5-6 SCC Blue). Sam Phelps hit a three-run home run.

Wheaton Academy 17, Fenton 7 (6 inn.): At Bensenville, winning pitcher Michelle Ridderhoff smacked a grand slam and drove in five runs for 12-7 Wheaton Academy.

GIRLS SOCCER Kaneland 3, Yorkville 0: At Maple Park, Holly Collingbourne contributed a goal and an assist for streaking Kaneland (13-1-1, 7-0-1 NI Big 12 East).

BOYS WATER POLO St. Charles North 8, Maine South 5: At St. Charles, John Pretet contributed four goals and three steals as North (20-6-1) established a new single-season record for wins.

BOYS LACROSSE St. Charles East 17, Batavia 1: At Batavia, Jack Russell, Tyler Vogel, Tim Canning and Wyatt Teafoe each registered multi-goal games for East. Carter Eberhardt scored for Batavia.

By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO BURLINGTON – Burlington Central softball coach Wade Maisto knew for his team to pull out the win against Marengo amid windy conditions Thursday, the Rockets needed to limit mistakes and produce timely hitting. Ultimately, the lack of both led to the Rockets’ downfall in a 3-1 loss to Marengo, which gave the Indians the Big Northern Conference East Division title outright. All three runs Marengo (18-9, 10-0 BNC East) scored were unearned. “When I saw the wind, I knew it wasn’t going to be a game where there were going to be doubles, triples and home runs,” Maisto said. “Both teams have kids who can hit the ball over the fence, but not with this wind. I knew it was going to come down to doing the little things right.” Burlington (13-7, 8-2) took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on freshman Kelly Wiater’s twoout RBI double. Rockets starting pitcher Emily Kisch (6-3) did a good job limiting the Indians’ opportunities, keeping them scoreless through five innings. Marengo finally broke through in the sixth. Jessica Turner led off with a walk and Abby Kissack attempted a sacrifice bunt. Kissack’s laid one down the third base line, but a

throwing error allowed her to reach and gave Marengo two runners on with nobody out. Kisch got the next batter to pop out but a hit batter loaded the bases. With senior catcher Taylor Carlson at the plate, she delivered with an RBI single to tie the game at 1. Marengo tried to score another run on the hit, however, Burlington threw out Kissack at home on the play for the second out of the sixth. The Rockets had an opportunity to cut into Marengo’s lead in the bottom of the sixth, but Indians right fielder Veronica Ruelius made the defensive play of the game. With one out in the inning, Rebecca Gerke walked and Tori Harvey doubled to put two runners in scoring position. Kassidy Gaylord hit a fly ball to right field, which Ruelius caught. Maisto had Gerke tag up and go home on the play, and Ruelius delivered a perfect throw to Carlson behind the plate to nab Gerke and end the inning with Marengo maintaining its two-run lead. “On a normal day I wouldn’t send [Gerke] because it wasn’t a deep enough ball,” Maisto said. “I was hoping the wind would take the throw or bounce it in and we could take a run. I didn’t think it was a day you were going to get three hits in a row. I took kind of stupid risk there and we got burned on it. But I’m not going to second guess myself.”

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push highlighted by a threerun home run by Fidler deep to left-center. Fidler had four of the five runs for the Chargers. ACC coach Sean Bieterman gave credit where credit was due. “I like the fight. I like the competitiveness, but we just got to play better against a team of this caliber,” Bieterman said, “The credit goes to them (Marmion) today. We will regroup and go back to work tomorrow.” Danny Bicknell gave the Cadets four and one-third sol-

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KPV’s sweet proposition Pole vaulting and bad carbohydrates suddenly mix for the Kaneland boys program each May. For the third straight spring, Knights pole vault coach Andy Drendel is offering what he calls “quite the incentive” for any vaulter who establishes a personal record this month: A free small Boston Shake at Alice’s Place in Elburn. Should an athlete PR twice, he would earn a large Boston Shake, a delicacy that combines a milkshake and sundae. The challenge stemmed from former Knight Kory Harner telling teammates about the dessert during a practice. Senior Dylan Kuipers – whose PR is 14 feet, 6 inches – and classmate Dan Evers (13-3) have paced the group this season, competing neck-and-neck at most events. “They do a good job. They’re good buddies,” Drendel said. “They were this tall as freshmen, you know (putting his hand mid-waist), doing everything together, and now it’s kind of cool to see them as seniors doing this together.” Sophomores Mitch Goren and Mike Rinella round out Kaneland’s top four. In addition to their PRs, the group also will have another standard in its crosshairs at tonight’s Kane County meet at File photo by Sandy Bressner – Streamwood: Kaneland product Sam Kaneland’s Dylan Kuipers competes in the pole vault during the 2013 Kane County Boys Kranz’s seven-year-old county record of Track Meet at Burlington Central High School. Kuipers and the Knights will compete at 16-0. today’s county meet at Streamwood.

It’s day-to-day Marmion hosted Kaneland and Aurora Central Catholic in a boys triangular Tuesday. The meet, like the Cadets’ Tuesday event against Riverside-Brookfield and Oswego last month, served a largely developmental purpose. “You’re trying to get your JV kids, your frosh-soph kids, in a meet because that’s still the key to your program is numbers,” Cadets coach Dan Thorpe said. “And that’s why we’ve been successful is we’ve had depth. We’re able to get those kids to come out as freshmen, and they get the chance to compete on those nights.” Although St. Charles East girls coach Tim Wolf agrees and often follows

similar protocol, he still remembers a different midweek landscape as an ACC athlete in the late 1990s. “We’re finding that a lot of coaches are training through the week and don’t necessarily run all their kids in Tuesday meets before weekend invitationals,” Wolf said. “When I was competing, we were always racing, you know. I think we even did dual meet records, and that just doesn’t happen anymore.”

a victory in the 4x400 relay. Blake Crowder, Peyton Piron and Jorden Berendt – the first three legs in the quartet – watched in anticipation. Batavia likes its chances should it tangle for the 4x400 county title with the Knights or any other challengers today. “I’m more of a chaser, so they put me out in front because that’s how I get a better time, and Peyton, he’s just really good at setting himself,” Crowder said. “And then our two distance guys, Berendt and Curnock, they’re just good Batavia boys dogged in 4x400 at pacing and they’re really good at Batavia’s David Curnock escaped a keeping the lead and managing things charging Nathaniel Kucera of Kaneland from there.” two weeks ago to help the Bulldogs boys – Kevin Druley, close the Peterson Prep Invitational with

COACH SLY SEZ ... “KANELAND NEVER STOPS,” is the slogan on the Knights’ Nike hoodies this season, and boys athletes are especially aware their charge is only beginning. Deep at every event and primed to challenge for a 2A state team trophy, the Knights will look

to defend their Kane County title tonight, then go from there. Sly’s looking forward to seeing the Knights’ push. They should be among a group of several Chronicle-area boys and girls athletes who’ll be Charleston-bound in the coming weeks.

Insider A closer look at prep track and field

IN THE GROOVE LAUREN ZICK KANELAND, SR. What she did: Captured titles in the 100 and 200 meters May 2 at the Kane County girls meet while placing second in the long jump and as part of the 4x100 relay. The Knights finished second to West Aurora in the team race. “It’s nice to have some competiton to push us to see where we’re at,” Zick said. ST. CHARLES EAST GIRLS RELAYS What the Saints did: Won three of the four relays at the Kane County girls meet. Batavia took the 4x800.

WHAT WE LEARNED LAST WEEK ... West Aurora won’t relinquish its grip on the Kane County girls meet. The Blackhawks stormed to their fifth successive title last week, scoring 137 points to defeat host Kaneland (92), St. Charles East (91) and the rest of the 16-team field. The Knights hung around without freshman sprinter Nicole Sreenan, also a standout competitive cheerleader who was at an out-of-town event.

WHAT WE’LL LEARN IN THE WEEK AHEAD ... Which girls athletes qualify for the three-class IHSA state meet in Charleston from May 22 to 24. Sectionals are set for next week, with notable sites including Metea Valley in 3A (St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Batavia, Geneva) and Freeport in 2A (Kaneland and Burlington Central).


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reetings from Pine View! Arrived here by way of Cadence Delnor and whatever corporate names apply. It’s me, No. 321, as I was always addressed. No need for concern, no scary or painful things happening – just time for a good tune-up! Nevertheless, the welcoming hugs and smiles of recognition have been a swell tonic already. I’m tense about not finding “Law and Order” on my TV but otherwise this is the second best place to be. Best place, of course, is Camp Randall Stadium with a Badger football game victory assured. A warm welcome is one of those double-edge, tricky to translate moments. It’s good news you are back yet it’s bad news you need to be here. Similarly, when acing the cognition questionnaire (how far gone is your brain?) I sometimes stumble, excusing to myself that I wasn’t paying attention because it is boring. So, how do you say to the deadly serious recorder that I tend to remember interesting things like the dialogue from every “Law and Order” rerun or the guy who shot a two-pointer from the wrong end of the court? I’m also in clover calendar-wise. It was Teacher Appreciation Day just a few days ago. Funny, no card or flowers, but I do have a sense of lingering gratitude for those recipients of term paper due date exten-

JOAN KNOWS Joan Arteberry sions or overlooking the athletes who came to class before showering and in pajamas and were not subject to direct criticism. Hope all of you were gracious in showing your appreciation to the many fine teachers in your community. For those with a not-so-fine teacher, know that the term is nearly over and look ahead. Mother’s Day presents some hopeful options since there are two generations that must surely acknowledge the biological link even if not totally appreciative of the cool educational toys; the rides to somewhere; and the highlighting of their own special days – birthdays and every other day something is needed. As I gaze at the wall here at PV, I note an activity calendar proclaims that May is Older Americans Month. Congratulations to all of us and particularly my Class of ’56 buddies who all look just as young as I do. Here’s a few tips if you wish to do good things for Older Americans: Do no stare at the wheelchair or other appliances. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. If you are thinking ahead to your own inevitable infirmity – get a catalog. We

elders almost always have a tender spot in the heart and a sharp tongue, so approach accordingly. Finally, hats off to Nurse’s Week. Just now, the loud speaker (aptly named) just invited all the staff nurses to a room to celebrate the occasion with a piece of cake. I felt left out probably since I have been officially a nurse since 1959 but, then, I am clearly in the recipient category now. Another set of tips: Appreciate your caregiver for all the add-on things while addressing your health. Hail to those who listen to your “war stories,” and apologize for all of the system failures out of his or her control. A high five to any who actually call you by your given name. Don’t try to hug your nurse, however, they all have to wear gloves before touching you. Finally, if these recognition days don’t work out for me this time, I am prepared to petition for a National Fat Lady Day. Perhaps, time it near Independence Day when all the good things are in season – sweetcorn, brats, potato salad and America’s own apple pie! Celebrate!

• Joan Arteberry is a longtime resident of St. Charles. Her columns are featured in the Kane County Chronicle’s Neighbors section every other Friday. Write to her at

Mooseheart cooks up healthy recipe contest As part of Mooseheart Child City and School’s Healthy Recipe Cook Off on May 7, three family teachers – Deanna White (from left), Amy King and Melissa Meeks – cooked up nutritious recipes, such as Black Bean Burgers on Sweet Red Pepper “Buns” without bread; “Fried” Rice using cauliflower instead of rice; and a Three Bean Chili with garbanzo beans. The contest was part of an ongoing campaign to eat healthy at Mooseheart – a residential home and school for more than 200 disadvantaged children. Provided photo

8NEIGHBORS BRIEF Fox Valley Concert Band to perform at The Holmstad BATAVIA – The Fox Valley Concert Band will perform its Summer Concert on Tuesday, May 27, at The Holmstad – a faith-based, nonprofit, continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. The band, which is comprised of 80 volunteer musicians, is conducted by Colin Holman. The Holmstad is one of the few select venues on the Fox Valley Concert Band’s concert schedule. Space is limited. To register, visit or call 877– 226-7310. The Holmstad is located at 700 W. Fabyan Parkway in Batavia.

8CAMPUS NOTES University of the Cumberlands University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., announced that St. Charles resident Daniel Toth recently received the T.E. Mahan Memorial Service Award at UC’s 55th annual Honors Day Program.

University of Dayton A commencement ceremony for the University of Dayton in Ohio took place May 4. Mary Beckmen of Geneva, Anne Blankenship of St. Charles, Mary Bruscato of Hampshire, Margaret Butzke of Batavia, Matthew Derrico of Batavia, Elena Mudrak of Batavia and Christopher Soris of Aurora all received degrees.

St. Olaf College Courtney Kein of Geneva was one of the more than 1,000 students who were recognized for academic achievement at the annual Honors Day convocation on May 2 at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Kein is an undeclared major. She is the daughter of Donald and Kimberly Kein. Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Living history Library to present first-person program on Amelia Earhart KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – History will come alive at the St. Charles Public Library as historian and actress Leslie Goddard presents “Never Lost: Amelia Earhart Before the Legend” at noon Thursday, May 27, in the library’s Huntley Meeting Room. Earhart’s exploits and personality made her an international celebrity in the early 20th century, according to a news release. Presented as a first-person account, Goddard recounts Earhart’s life; the many records she broke; her unconventional views on marriage; and her ability for succeeding in a man’s world without losing the adoration of the public. For more than 10 years, Goddard has been presenting history lectures and performing first-person programs in the Chicago area. Trained as a historian, she earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and writes and lectures on U.S. cultural history. Registration is required.

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Abbey Tri-State Carpet, a family-owned company that has offered flooring in northern Illinois for more than 30 years, hosted a grand-opening celebration at its retail showroom in Elgin on May 3. Elgin Mayor David Kaptain (third from left); City Council members; and Elgin Chamber of Commerce members presided over the event and ribbon cutting. The Lenhardt family hosted the evening’s festivities and offered tours of the showroom and facility. Five area rugs were given away as part of a raffle, as well as other door prizes and gift certificates. Provided photo

Historian and actress Leslie Goddard will present “Never Lost: Amelia Earhart Before the Legend” at noon Thursday, May 27, at the St. Charles Public Library in St. Charles. Sign up at the Reference Desk, by calling 630-584-0076, ext. 1, or visiting The St. Charles Public Library is located at 1 S. Sixth Ave. in St. Charles.

8NEIGHBORS BRIEF Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Auditions are open to those ELGIN – The Elgin Youth beginning fourth grade in the Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2014-15 fall to college students. Orchestra members who are season from Thursday, May 29, to Sunday, June 1, at Elgin 16 years old at the beginning

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Diesel engine adds to allure of economy in Jetta One might think Volkswagen has overloaded the consumer with choices when it comes to the 2014 Jetta. There are 17 models this year. Either that’s too many making it tough to decide, or, another way to look at it, nobody can complain about a lack of choices. Prices range from $16,895 to $31,895 and, as expected, reflect trim levels and powerplants (hybrid, gasoline, diesel). The model arriving for a week of test driving was a TDI, which means turbocharged direct injection. Volkswagen utilizes TDI on diesel products. The list price on the tested model was $23,195, and that bought a lot of amenities, such as leather-like trim, and all-season tires mounted on 16-inch alloy wheels. It also bought economy. During the test week with two adults aboard in mostly highway driving, the 3,161-pound four-door, five-passenger, front-wheel drive midsize sedan averaged 38.1 miles per gallon. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the vehicle at 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway. Typical of a Volkswagen, the TDI’s engine exhibited a great deal of energy. The powerplant in the tested TDI was a turbocharged 2.4-liter, 140-horsepower inline four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Expect to pay an extra $1,000 or more for a six-speed automatic. Acceleration was quick in the tested turbo and, unofficially, the race from 0 to 60 miles per hour unofficially took seven seconds. Diesel is the fuel for the 14.5-gallon tank. This is a very quiet, solid and comfortable sedan, whether sitting in the front or the rear seats. To some extent,

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More length, plus a wider and lower stance, give the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta a sporty look. A character line, or crease, runs from headlights to the rear taillamps.

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper the aerodynamic curvature of the roof makes entry and exit a stooping exercise for taller

people (in excess of 6 feet in height). For a midsize sedan, leg room in front and the rear is generous. Officially, measurements are 41.2 and 38.1 inches, front and rear, respectively. Performance comfort is enhanced by a multilink rear

suspension with sport-tuned spring and damper settings. Coil springs, telescopic dampers and antiroll bars are components of the rear and front strut suspension system. During hard cornering exercises, there was little inside wheel spin. The ride is on the

hard side. The four-speaker audio system serves AM-FM-satellite radio, compact disc player, MP3 playback, auxiliary inputs, iPod connection and Bluetooth.

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Jetta a sporty sedan with in-style exterior • JETTA Continued from page 27 Power includes front seats, heated exterior mirrors, door locks and express windows, air conditioning, cruise control and intermittent wipers. Power windows on the Jetta are not simply one or two in front with one of them one-touch express up and down. On the Jetta, there are four power windows, two in front and two in the rear, and all four are express onetouch up and down. On the safety side, stability and traction controls are standard on all Jetta models, as well as front driver and passenger front and side airbags, curtains for both rows, headrests complementing seat belts, a four-wheel antilock braking system, brake assist and electronic brake distribution. In the Jetta, stability control electronics detect skidding and help prevent it from breaking out of control.

When an airbag deploys, Volkswagen’s crash response system reacts by unlocking the doors, turning off the fuel pump and activating the hazard lights. In 2012 Volkswagen redesigned the Jetta to keep up with the competition in the midsize sedan market. Better materials, such as a soft-touch dashboard, replaced plastics on the interior. On the exterior, a wider stance, a creased beltline running from headlamps to taillights and dual tailpipe tips at one rear corner gave it a slightly more sporty look than prior models. The changes continue into the 2014 models. Today the car is 2.9 inches longer at 182.2 inches. This isn’t a whole lot, but it does allow for more leg room and trunk space. There is a passthrough from the 15.5-cubic foot, lighted trunk to the split and fold rear seats. Horizontal blades in the grille and in the lower intake are designed to make the car

look wider than it is. Pronounced wheel arches add visual width and weight to the car. Engines remained basically the same following the 2012 redesign. The TDI is representative of the entire Jetta line. The Jetta is a sporty sedan with an exterior that will not go out of style for years to come. Warranty coverage is three years or 36,000 miles with 24-hour roadside assistance, and scheduled maintenance is free for two years or 24,000 miles. Powertrain coverage is five years or 60,000 miles. For information, visit Besides the Jetta, diesel is an engine option for the Passat, Golf, Jetta Sport Wagon, Beetle, Beetle convertible and Touareg. Highway fuel economy is 41 to 43 mpg for all except the sport utility Touareg, which is 29 mpg. All, except the V6 Touareg, are four cylinder vehicles.

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More Content Now Seth Rogen fans will know and be happy with what they’re getting in “Neighbors.” He’s once again playing the babbling, dope-smoking goofy guy with a good heart who you probably don’t want to cross because he’s also got a temper. Rogen is definitely one of the reasons to either see or stay away from this movie. There’s a whole different thing going on for Zac Efron fans. Never mind there have been many similarities in roles he’s played in the past. Suffice it to say that what he does here is something you haven’t seen him do before, and he does it well enough to make that another reason to see the movie. He could even make some NEW fans. And, for those concerned about such things, he’s buff! Rogen plays Mac, a nice fellow who lives happily with his wife, Kelly (Rose Byrne), and their new baby in a nice house in a nice suburban neighborhood, and all is well, including their sex life. A sample of that is on funny and weird display in the film’s opening moments, with the baby sitting by, taking it all in. The only mild glitch for Mac and Kelly is that they’ve just realized that they’ve become homebodies, ADULT homebodies. And though they’re content, they’re wondering how it all happened so quickly. But there are soon other things to worry about, like all of those fraternity brothers moving in to the house right next door, no doubt getting ready to make all sorts of college-style noise, keep the baby awake and make life horrible. So, with thoughts of fending off any problems, they pay a friendly visit to the frat house, with a housewarming gift of some fine reefer (is there reefer in EVERY Rogen movie?), and a casual request to please try to keep the noise down. Their initial meeting with Delta Psi Beta president Teddy (Efron) goes quite well. It’s their second visit, with a calm and collected complaint about the noise that has begun, that gets the film’s story rolling. An agreement is made that if the noise bothers them again, they’ll come on over and ask to turn it down, but won’t call the cops,

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Rose Byrne (left) and Seth Rogen star in the film “Neighbors.” and all will be fine. But upon their departure, there’s talk among the frat brothers and their girlfriends of breaking the place in with “the most legendary rager of all time,” followed by their first reference to “the old people” next door. Of course, the “old people” end up calling the cops. And the war is on, steadily escalating from that point to just about the end of the film, with each side hatching devious plans against the other, lots of frenetic partying, noise, dope-smoking, drinking and casual cursing. Mac and Kelly want the frat to implode, or at least be kept on a leash by the college dean (played with dry wit by Lisa Kudrow), who’s more interested in good publicity versus bad publicity for the school than in the students’ behavior. Under the direction of Teddy, who freely admits that he “isn’t very academically inclined,” that behavior is less than civil. It’s also safe to say that, with the exception of brainy frat member Pete (Dave Franco), the guys in “Animal House’s” Delta Tau Chi were smarter.

But this film is smarter than most others in the college movie genre, thanks to fledgling feature scripters Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, and proven comedy director Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Get Him to the Greek”). Bad taste flows through this, but it’s written and delivered in a funny manner. Fast-paced dialogue shoots back and forth between Rogen and Byrne, who are completely believable as a couple. Efron neatly manages to maneuver between the good and bad streaks inside his character. The only thing that holds the film back a little is that it never turns quite dark enough. It threatens to a couple of times but ends up staying safe, not going over the black comic edge. That might have made it funnier, or at least a little nervier.

• “Neighbors” was written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, and was directed by Nicholas Stoller. The film stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron and Dave Franco. It is rated R.

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John Brown (1800-1859), abolitionist; J.M. Barrie (1860-1937), author/ playwright; Candice Bergen (1946), actress; Billy Joel (1949), singer-songwriter/pianist; Rosario Dawson (1979), actress.

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Wife gets taste of freedom from abuse Girls flattered by calls Dear Abby: I’m a 27-year-old woman trapped in a loveless marriage. My husband is a few years younger, and very co-dependent. Before he dated me, he had never had a girlfriend or a sexual encounter. I came into the relationship with a child and some trust/fear issues because my ex had abused me. My husband has now become verbally, sexually and to a lesser degree, physically abusive, to the point of striking my 5-year-old son. I threw him out for that, but caved to pressure from my family to take him back. They think he’s a “stabilizing” influence in my life. They don’t know about, or can’t grasp, his abuse or the abuse I survived previously. If I hint at it, they accuse me of “lying for attention.” My husband has left for basic training with the army and will be gone for a few months. I already feel freer, lighter and more able to cope with things. If I leave him while he’s away, the social and family repercussions will be devastating. My son and I may be forced to relocate.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips I’m torn and afraid. I went through with the marriage only to please my family, as the abuse started before the wedding. It has been a year and a half, and all I can think about is getting out. Help me, please. – Canadian Reader Dear Reader: Of course I will help. Deciding to leave an abusive partner can be wrenching as well as frightening. However, because abuse tends to escalate, it is what you MUST do. It is shameful that your family isn’t supportive, but don’t let that stop you. Relocate if you must. You need to form an escape plan. The way to do that is to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The phone number is 800799-7233. Counselors there can refer you to help in your area – they have done this for other Canadian women. They also offer education and empowerment programs so

that victims will be less likely to be sweet-talked by their abusers into returning. Don’t wait to reach out because your son’s physical and emotional health depend on it. Dear Abby: I have a friend who lives a few states away. We talk on the phone every week. Either she calls me or I call her. Every time she calls me, it’s when she is driving somewhere. As soon as she arrives at her destination or pulls up in her driveway, she says, “I’m home (here) now. Gotta go!” and hangs up. I stay on the phone all the time she rambles on and never cut her short. It’s really starting to get to me. What should I do? – Fuming In Florida Dear Fuming: If this has been happening “for years” and you are just now writing me about it, I’d call that one slow burn. Pick up the phone, call your friend and tell her exactly how you feel about it. If you don’t, she’ll continue doing what she has been doing.

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Exercise is possible for the mobility-impaired Dear Doctor K: I have arthritis, which makes it difficult for me to get up and around. But I’d still like to exercise regularly. Any suggestions? Dear Reader: Many of my patients with arthritis have the same question. They want to exercise regularly, but they have a medical condition that interferes with their mobility. Or their joints are so sore and stiff from arthritis that they have difficulty getting around. I’ll tell you what I tell them. The more you move, the more your ability to exercise will grow. I spoke to Kailin Collins, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. She recommends the following for people with mobility-limiting conditions: • Swimming is a great option for people with arthritis and limited mobility. That’s because the buoyancy of water takes the load off your joints. Swimming in warm water particularly soothes sore joints. • Bicycling is a great way to improve your aerobic fitness. Try a recumbent seat, which puts your body in a reclining position, making biking easier. Or try a restorator, or mini-cycle, bike. It

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff sits on a U-shaped base, so you can pedal away without leaving your chair. Then set it on a table to work your arms. • Seated strengthening exercises. You can do a wide range of muscle-strengthening exercises while seated. Try arm raises, biceps curls or overhead presses with light weights. Put a medicine ball between your knees and squeeze it to work your inner thighs. Lift and lower one straight leg at a time. (I’ve put descriptions and illustrations of two seated strengthening exercises on my website, • Stretching is important for improving flexibility and preventing injury. Stretch a few times a day and after every workout. Or try yoga, which both stretches and tones. • Finally, don’t forget balance exercises. Maintaining your balance is especially important for preventing falls. As you start out, consider working with a professional. A physical therapist, for example,

can design an individualized program that takes into consideration your limitations and exercise goals. I realize you may be dubious about my basic message. Because you hurt too much to exercise, you should exercise regularly to hurt less. But it’s true – if you do the right exercises. A patient of mine, a man in his 70s, once said to me: “I’ve been a couch potato all my life. I’ve been hearing that regular exercise was good for my health, probably since I was in kindergarten. But I never believed it. Now I believe it, but it’s too late: I just ache too much.” I gave him the same advice I’ve given you. He looked at me like I was selling snake oil. But he agreed to try it – very slowly at first – seated exercises three times a week for 10 minutes a day. Today he does 30 minutes on a stationary bicycle every day, plus seated strengthening exercises every day – both while watching TV. He feels more energetic, largely because he lives with less pain.

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

Dr. Wallace: I’m writing this letter to all the high school guys out there who are too shy to ask me (or any other girl) out for a date. I’m an attractive, intelligent 17-year-old girl and I spend many weekends dateless because some guys are just afraid that I might say no when they call. I think there are a lot of girls like me, and I think there are a lot of shy guys out there. But just think what you and your date will be missing if you never ask! And remember that a “no” answer doesn’t always mean the girl doesn’t want to date you. It could simply mean, not now, but later. Believe me, boys, when a girl gets asked out on a date it is always flattering and more times than not, the answer will be yes. So, give it a try. – Jessica, Columbus, Ohio Dear Jessica: Your message is strong, clear and right on. First, your phone would be ringing night and day and next, if your answer is yes to a sweet-sounding guy in Miami, Fla., getting together would be a travelling nightmare. But thanks for telling guys to call the girl of their dreams and ask for a date. Even if the answer is no, she will be flattered that he called. Dr. Wallace: My mom is a great mother and wife, but she does have a very bad habit – she is always late. I love her dearly, but this has caused me a lot of inconvenience and embarrassment. Whenever I need a ride to school, she drives me, but always causes me to be late to my first period class. Our entire family is always late to church and late for school events. We never get to my brother’s baseball games until the second inning. Last night my mother

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace was supposed to pick my best friend and me up at the mall at 8:30 p.m., but we had to wait outside until after 9 when the store was closed. Her excuse was she couldn’t find her keys, and then realized she had to get gas. My dad and I are at our wit’s end and hope you have some suggestions to help us get her to be on time. – Nameless, Brunswick, Ga. Dear Nameless: Constantly being late shows a lack of organization. Your mom has probably been running late ever since she was a teen. I’m afraid she may not be able to change into a punctual person, but she may be able to improve some. Try to always remind your mom ahead of time about important events and encourage her to always fill her gas tank on a certain day of the week so she won’t be late. Be all ready yourself, and then help her choose her clothes and stay with her, gently encouraging her to get ready. You might have Dad help her to be organized by putting up a shelf or hooks so her keys and necessities would always be in a convenient place. Whatever you do, don’t lay a guilt trip on her by saying, “I’m late for school and it’s your fault.” That only rattles a disorganized person more. It is possible you will see some improvement, but don’t expect miracles. And if you don’t see the improvement you hoped for, just be very happy that she is a wonderful wife and mother.

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BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

• Friday, May 9, 2014


Don Marquis, a humorist and journalist, wrote, “Now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else.” That, of course, does not apply at the bridge table. Usually only one side can be unlucky. However, sometimes when a deal starts out in an unlucky way, the contract might still be makable if declarer can get lucky in another suit – as in this deal. South bounces himself into six spades. After West leads the diamond queen, what should declarer do? North made a game-invitational limit raise, guaranteeing at least four spades, 10-12 support points (high-card points plus short-suit points) and eight losers. (You look at only the first three cards of each suit when counting losers.) Yes, with those potentially useless heart honors and no aces, that North hand is borderline, but it is clearly too strong for only a single raise. South starts with potential losers in both black suits. So, after winning the first trick with his diamond ace (the honor from the shorter side first), he cashes his spade ace, but unluckily the king does not drop. Is there any chance now? Yes, there is one faint hope: that the defender with the spade king has at most two clubs. Declarer should cash his two club and two heart winners, play a diamond to dummy’s king, ruff the last diamond in his hand, and exit with a trump. His luck is in. West must now concede a ruff-and-sluff. South ruffs on the board and sluffs his last club.

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SPECIALIST STAFF TRAINING QI (Quality Improvement) Full time position located in Aurora, IL. Association for Individual Development (AID) is a non-profit organization that serves adults with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and special needs to achieve independence & community inclusion. We offer excellent benefits. Specialist Staff Training QI is responsible in areas of staff training and quality improvement. Duties include: organize and facilitate trainings; assure timely implementation and completion of assigned trainings in the AID programs per accreditation, certification & Association rules, conduct assigned trainings; assist with other assigned training related functions including but not limited to scheduling and posting training events, setting up locations, maintaining training reports and records, and developing trainings; work in collaboration with programs and management to assure completion of assigned trainings by staff in an expeditious manner. Provide leadership and guidance for staff in the interpretation of Rules 115, 116, 119, & HBS, track QI data and complete accurate timely reports, track quality in programs and ensure that all aspects of each service comply with all applicable federal, state, & accreditation standards, contribute to the development of the QA/QI system at AID. Qualifications: Education: Master's Degree preferred, Bachelor's degree in a human service field required. Experience: Minimum of 3 years' experience working in the field of Developmental Disabilities. Experience working as a QIDP and in program management preferred. Apply on-line or in person at:

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wanted for busy orthopedic practice in Geneva. Full time. Prior Medical office experience preferred. Varied duties. Must be able to multitask. bi-lingual a plus. Qualified candidates must submit a resume to:

SCM Build Release Engineer, Plan, build, design, maintain software configuration management systems, build tools, scripts, continuous integration infrastructure, defect tracking. Build code using build automation codes (Maven) for Java & .net projects. Work will be in the Chicago metro area. Travel, if any, will be required only w/ in the Chicago metro. Resumes to S. Mekala, Hima Inc, 38W517 Silver Glen Rd, St Charles, IL 60175

Growing injection-molding company has an immediate opening for an experienced Warehouse Logistics Manager. Qualified individual must be self-motivated and should have working experience in the injection molding industry. Person will be responsible for overseeing the safe receipt, storage, retrieval and shipment of goods. Able to motivate, lead and monitor the performance of employees. Skilled in planning, organizing, prioritizing and multitasking warehouse responsibilities. Must have at least five years of warehouse, computers, bar coding and forklift experience. Excellent pay & great benefits. EOE. Email resume or apply in person to:

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Contractor needed to deliver, build, collect & maintain retail stores & newspaper boxes. Delivery route includes Brookfield, Riverside, La Grange, Westchester & surrounding areas. Deliveries are once a week. Compensation is based on a per delivery stop rate. Must have reliable vehicle, valid drivers license, insurance & a good driving record. Contact Nicole Austin 630-427-6204

LOST CAT – BATAVIA Female – Black w/Orange (brindle) has orange back left foot, 10 mo. old, name is NAPI, Went missing Easter weekend area of Wilson St. & Lincoln in Batavia, info, please call 630-815-2308

TEACHERS – PT Kids Summer Getaway Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:45-1:45 Positions start in June & run thru August 7. Contact Batavia United Methodist Church

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May 10th Saturday Only ! 9am – 3pm 907 Foxwood antique furniture, sofas, kitchen set, 45 fishing reels, lures, tackle boxes, rods, gun cabinet,WW1 metal soldiers, Lionel train, Tootsie toy ships, cameras, projector, Madalene console sewing machine, patio set, dinnerware sets, kitchenware, tools and much more ! Schultz Estate Service 847-902-6518


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HUGE ESTATE SALE Fri 5/16, Sat 5/17 & Sun 5/18 8am to 5pm Family Downsizing from 9000s/f to less than 2000s/f Many High End Items Traditional Furniture Antiques including 18th Century tavern table, blanket chest and Sligh Anniversary limited edition desk, oriental rugs, Housewares, Collectibles, 1962 Seebring Restored Jukebox, Restored Coke Slider Box, Sony Flat Screen TV;s, Electronics, Stereo's, Computers and accessories, Crystal, Silver Ladies Vintage Clothing, Tools Auto's 1965 Mercedes 230SL and a 2003 Corvette 50th Edition and MUCH MUCH more CASH ONLY NO CHILDREN

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Full Time Inside Sales / Telemarketing (Batavia, IL) We are looking for full time telemarketer/inside sales reps to call on qualified retail outlets in the sporting, toy and retail sales industry. We are 23 years old and growing. We offer full benefits including profit sharing, health/ dental insurance, paid vacations and holidays. Job Hours are 8:30 through 5:00 Monday through Friday. Start your new career by calling Chris at 630-879-0546 x 123 or email him at

Healthcare Gaffey Health Service Inc. is in need of LPN's and RN's to work in the home of a Pediatric client in the Sycamore area. Sunday -Thurs. 9pm-7am. Please call 815-625-5575 for more information.


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Contractor needed to deliver, build, collect & maintain retail stores & newspaper boxes. Delivery route includes Berwyn / Cicero. Deliveries are once a week. Must have reliable vehicle, valid drivers license, insurance & a good driving record. Contact Nicole Austin 630-427-6204

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ST CHARLES MOVING SALE! 36W839 Red Gate Ct Two days only: May 13-14. Items include: 6 piece children's bedroom set, full size mattress, 3 unit book shelf, matching tv stand, desks, filing cabinets, kitchen table with 6 chairs, love seat, 36" tv (free to a good home) and much more.

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West side ,just south of St. Charles North HS. Interesting Estate Sale ~ something for every one, old clocks, vintage and new clothing, old and semi new furniture, vintage jewelry, Early Bird Special – set up May 9th !


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CRYSTAL LAKE WAREHOUSE SALE Come one, Come all Fresh Start Antique & ReSale Store has opened up its warehouse. Antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, appliances, toys, you name it, we have it. 3317 South Illinois Route 31, Crystal Lake Located just north of Ames Rd, behind Direct Steel on the West side of the street. Every week, Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00. Thursday is Seniors Day 25% entire purchase....

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Fri. & Sat. 8:30am-5pm Antiques, furn., lawn swing & furn., fishing poles, quilt rack, toys, tools, hardware, office & teacher supplies, vintage & recumbent bikes, riding lawnmower, beer signs, books, cookbooks, CDs, DVDs, dolls, adult lg - 2x, youth & kids clothes, musical equip, small appli, wood deck spindles. GENEVA - 2832 Spruce Ct. Off Kaneville Rd. Fri-Sat 8am-4pm. Couponer Stockpile Sale! Save 25-50% off retail on everyday household & personal care items. Save the easy way!




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38W430 Killey Lane Friday May 9 & Saturday May 10 First Congregational Church of Geneva will be having a rummage sale to benefit their missions work. Furniture, clothing, household goods and much miscellaneous. Great selection of items! GENEVA

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FRI & SAT MAY 9 & 10 9AM – 3PM 5N533 PRAIRIE SPRINGS DR 3-FAMILY SALE! Lots of household, power tools. Also antiques/collectibles at bargain prices!

ST CHARLES MOVING SALE 25 yrs accumulation, priced to sell! SAT MAY 10 9 am

NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE 1007 Liberty Dr Friday 5/9 - 9am-4pm Saturday 5/10 - 8am - 1pm Big garage sale with tons of toys, baby items, kids and adult clothes, furniture, strollers, mens items and much more. Huge neighborhood garage sale. Blackberry Creek Subdivision.

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FRI & SAT MAY 9 & 10 8AM - 4PM 34W746 CLYDE PKWY. Furniture, TONS of BABY ITEMS - Swings, car seats, jumpy, clothes & kids shoes & MORE!



ELBURN MILL CREEK GENEVA NEIGHBORHOOD 220+ SALES MAY 8, 9 & 10 8am-4pm 1.5 miles west of Randall Road off Keslinger Road or Fabyan Parkway or Main Street in Batavia. Maps and info available at and at Mill Creek Market. TOO MANY ITEMS TO LIST

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May 10 Saturday Only 9am - 4pm 530 So. 14th Street furniture, books, draperies, vintage jewelry including, new pierced earrings, nicknacs' and various collectibles St. Charles May 9 & 10 Fri & Sat 9am – 3pm 1557 Deerfield Court antiques, vintage china, pressed glass, brass, copper décor, & other collectibles. New items incl; household, electronics and much more!

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Multi-family garage sale Farmington on the Fox Rt 31, 2 miles north on Rt 64 Saturday, May 10 8am-4pm IKEA mattresses and bed frames, tons of children's toys and clothes, game table, electronics and much more, plus a bake sale!!

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Saturday Only ! May 10th 9am – 4pm 322 Grand Ridge Rd. Harvest Hills sub-div. High end furniture, grill, patio set, sun room furniture, chairs, washer/dryer, computer desk, file cabinet and Much More !

CHINA, Many different patterns buy whole set or 1 pc. All 20th century vintage to newer, Most discontinued. Call: 630-879-5465 Ice Cream Table & 4 Chairs Excellent Condition Great for Kitchen/Porch $160. 630-232-2146

Thur 5/8 & Fri 5/9 -- 8-4 Sat 5/10 -- 8-1 Furniture, Patio Furniture, Kids Items, Misc. Household Items, Jewelry, Clothing. Lots of “stuff”! COME CHECK IT OUT!

Rocking Chair - Hitchcock Style $85 Local Pick Up Only Contact: Cathie 630-400-5516 Sign - Miller's Highlife Waterfowl Mirror Sign. $35. 847-515-8012



1345 William Street vintage radios, electronic testing equipment, micrometers, tube tester, TV/Radio service manuals 1926-1969, tools collectible train calendars, 1960s Lionel Train set, newer train set, Heathkit electronic workshop, lot of radio/tv tubes (over 450+) and parts, black decorative fencing, auto, electronic and train books; Furniture includes a 2 pc Kitchen buffet w/hutch and dry sink butlers hutch; c. 1930 4 pc Princess Dresser set; early am style kitchen table w/4 chairs; 1976 Reproduction Bicentennial Secretary; large early American hall mirror; Lazy Boy recliners and Loveseat. Cash only-no checks Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Antique Clocks (2), $100/ea or best offer. 630-845-4841 CHINA - Set of Noritake China. 92 pieces total including serving pieces. Pattern is "plaza" from about 1930. $200. 815-901-4569 CHINA CABINET - Antique Oak Curved Glass China Cabinet. Original Finish with 5 shelves. $225. 815-901-4569

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Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or naBATAVIA 1 BR starting at $860-$870 tional origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limita2 BR starting at $1010 tion of discrimination." Familial sta3 BR TH starting at $1280 tus includes children under the age 630-879-8300 of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and Elburn - 2 Bdrm, lower, people securing custody of children washer/dryer, air conditioning, under 18. Available June 1st. This newspaper will not knowingly $825+sec. 630-688-6623 accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. ELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE Our readers are hereby informed Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. that all dwellings advertised in this No pets/smkg, $965/mo, util incl. newspaper are available on an 815-375-0132 equal opportunity basis. To comGeneva West ~ 2 Bedroom plain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The tollLower, bath, W/D, garage, no pets/smoking, $845/mo + security. free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 630-232-4963

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g addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the (Published in the Kane County business known as HOUSE Chronicle, April 25, May 2 & 9, SPECIALTY PEST CONTROL locat2014.) ed at 1110 S 13th St., St. Charles, IL 60174. (815) 399-2299


/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

Kane County Chronicle / by gi that on Friday, April 11, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of PUBLIC NOTICE the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and ASSUMED NAME addresses of all persons owning, PUBLICATION NOTICE conducting and transacting the business known as SWIM AND Public Notice is hereby given SPORT TEAM APPAREL located at that on Thursday, April 24, 2014 a 222 N. Western Ave (Route 31), certificate was filed in the office of Carpentersville, IL 60110. the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and Dated: April 11, 2014. addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the /s/ John A. Cunningham business known as SRK ENTERKane County Clerk PRISES located at 39W318 US Highway 20, Elgin, IL 60124. (Published in the Kane County

g g business known as VISION CAPITAL SERVICES located at 4104 Royal Fox Drive, St Charles, IL 60174.

Chronicle, April 25, May 2 & 9, 2014.)

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(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16 & 23, Public Notice is hereby given 2014.) that on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 a certificate was filed in the PUBLIC NOTICE office of the County Clerk of Kane Dated: April 24, 2014. County, Illinois, setting forth the ASSUMED NAME names and addresses of all persons /s/ John A. Cunningham PUBLICATION NOTICE owning, conducting and transactKane County Clerk Debora McKay ing the business known as Coldwell Banker Residential BEAVER FENCE COMPANY located Public Notice is hereby given (Published in the Kane County 630-587-4672 at 304 S 13TH AVE, St. Charles, IL, that on Thursday, April 24, 2014 a Chronicle, April 25, May 2 & 9, certificate was filed in the office of 60174 2014.) the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and Dated: April 30, 2014. addresses of all persons owning, HOME ON 5 ACRES PUBLIC NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham conducting and transacting the Great location 3 bedroom, 2 bath business known as MEJER CLEANKane County Clerk 6 garages, horses allowed. ASSUMED NAME ING SERVICES located at 104 847-464-4551 $299,000 obo PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County Meadowdale Ct #103, CarpenChronicle, May 2, 9, 16, 2014.) tersville, IL 60110. Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 a Dated: April 24, 2014. certificate was filed in the office of PUBLIC NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham the County Clerk of Kane County, Kane County Clerk Illinois, setting forth the names and ASSUMED NAME addresses of all persons owning, PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County conducting and transacting the business known as Public Notice is hereby given Chronicle, April 25, May 2 & 9, Sure Products located at 2560 that on Friday, April 11, 2014 a 2014.) Foxfield Rd # 140, St Charles, IL, certificate was filed in the office of 60174 the County Clerk of Kane County, PUBLIC NOTICE Illinois, setting forth the names and Dated: April 29, 2014. addresses of all persons owning, PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME conducting and transacting the /s/ John A. Cunningham PUBLICATION NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE business known as BUSINESS Kane County Clerk SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PROMOTIONS APPAREL located at 222 N. Western Ave (Route 31), Public Notice is hereby given KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS that on Wednesday, April 30, (Published in the Kane County Carpentersville, IL 60110. 2014 a certificate was filed in the Chronicle, May 2, 9, 16, 2014.) In the Matter of the Estate: office of the County Clerk of Kane Dated: April 11, 2014. DONALD P. DEAK, SR. County, Illinois, setting forth the 561 Chester Ave., Elgin, IL 60120 PUBLIC NOTICE /s/ John A. Cunningham names and addresses of all persons Date of Death: February 28, 2014 Kane County Clerk owning, conducting and transacting the business known as ASSUMED NAME Case No. 14 P 174 (Published in the Kane County Photography by Lauryn located at PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE 4N087 Wyngate Rd, St Charles, IL, INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION Chronicle, April 25, May 2 & 9, 60175 Public Notice is hereby given TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS 2014.) 1. Notice is hereby given of the Dated: April 30, 2014. death of Donald P. Deak, Sr. who PUBLIC NOTICE died on February 28, 2014, a resi/s/ John A. Cunningham dent of Elgin, Illinois. Kane County Clerk ASSUMED NAME 2. The Representative for the esPUBLICATION NOTICE tate is: Karen L. Deak, 2410 Custer (Published in the Kane County Ave., Rockford, IL 61103. Chronicle, May 2, 9, 16, 2014.) 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Public Notice is hereby given Jeffrey A. Bivens, PC, 4855 E. that on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office State St., Rockford, IL 61108. PUBLIC NOTICE 4. Claims against the estate may of the County Clerk of Kane County, be filed on or before October 27, Illinois, setting forth the names and ASSUMED NAME 2014. Claims against the estate addresses of all persons owning, PUBLICATION NOTICE may be filed with the Clerk of the conducting and transacting the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., business known as e-RevenueMD St. Charles, IL 60174, or with the located at 1207 S Batavia Ave, Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, April 23, Representative, or both. Any claim Batavia, IL 60510. 2014 a certificate was filed in the not filed within that period is office of the County Clerk of Kane barred. Copies of a claim filed with Dated: May 7, 2014. County, Illinois, setting forth the the Clerk must be mailed or deliv/s/ John A. Cunningham names and addresses of all persons ered to the Representative and to Kane County Clerk owning, conducting and transactthe attorney within 10 days after it ing the business known as has been filed. 5. The estate will be adminis- (Published in the Kane County ROSALINDA'S CLEANING SERtered without Court supervision un- Chronicle, May 9, 16 & 23, VICES located at 442 Illinois Ave, Elgin, IL 60120. less an interested party terminates 2014.) independent supervision adminisDated: April 23, 2014. tration by filing a petition to termiPUBLIC NOTICE nate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of /s/ John A. Cunningham the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28Kane County Clerk ASSUMED NAME 4). PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County /s/ Karen L. Deak Executor Public Notice is hereby given Chronicle, April 25, May 2 & 9, that on Monday, April 28, 2014 a 2014.) certificate was filed in the office of Questions about your subscription? Jeffrey A. Bivens, PC the County Clerk of Kane County, 4855 E. 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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, April 24, 2014 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as VENUS NAILS A WELLNESS CENTER located at 1185 West Spring Road, South Elgin, IL 60177. Dated: April 24, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, April 25, May 2 & 9, 2014.)


Dated: May 8, 2014. /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, May 9, 16 & 23, 2014.)

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