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Tavern shuts down White Stag closed its doors in May because of a lack of business / 2


Resignation requested McQuillan wants to make formal request for county clerk’s resignation / 4


Funway ride operator embraces role / 6

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ON THE COVER Dominic Hansen starts a race at the go-kart track at Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia.

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The White Stag Tavern closed for business in May, said Mary Ann Krempel, owner of the 1307 E. Main St. property where the business was located.

White Stag Tavern has closed By CHARLES MENCHACA ST. CHARLES – The White Stag Tavern closed its doors in early May, said the property owner where the business was located. “He didn’t have enough business,” Mary Ann Krempel said Wednesday of Chris Yovanovic, her former tenant and White Stag Tavern owner. Krempel said she is in the process of fixing up the property at 1307 E. Main St., so that it might be leased or sold. She was at the property this week

with a small crew doing maintenance work. Yovanovic did not return phone messages seeking comment. He opened the tavern in August 2011 and told the Kane County Chronicle at the time that he offered American as well as English food because he noticed that European-themed pubs seemed to last longer than a typical American bar. The tavern held pool tournaments, according to the last few entries dated December 2013 on its Facebook page. The Facebook page had no infor-

mation about the closure and there were no bar stools, pool tables or regular tables visible on the property Wednesday. Jessica Muranyi said she saw a man move some of the tavern’s tables behind the property in May. She works as a teacher at Cyndirella’s Academy of Style & Beauty at 1301 E. Main St., next to the tavern. The former tavern building has been home to several businesses over the years, including Sugo Italian Ristorante. Krempel said part of the building dates to the 19th cen-

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St. Charles resident John De Fina, 59, was shopping at the St. Peter Barn Sale when he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Where did you grow up? Roseland neighborhood in Chicago Pets? Two cats, Lulu and Buba Who would play you in the movie of your life? Errol Flynn First job? Caddying at Olympia Fields Country Club As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be Errol Flynn. I became a graphic

artist. Movies you’d recommend? “Papillon” and “The Grapes of Wrath” So you speak another language? Italian and Spanish Favorite charity? American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy” Favorite local restaurant? Pomodoro E Mozzarella in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? My friends and I used to fly pigeons.

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WHAT: All members of the Batavia community and neighbors are invited to share their hopes and dreams for the community, nation and the world. There is no cost, and reservations are not required. The event is organized by Roger Breisch. WHEN: 8 a.m. July 4 WHERE: Batavia City Council Chambers, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia INFORMATION: Visit


Sunday Summer Concert set at Peck Farm Park

WHAT: Greg Boerner will perform a free, family-friendly concert. Boerner plays a blend of blues, folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll. WHEN: 3:30 p.m. June 29 WHERE: Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva INFORMATION: Call 630-232-4542 or visit


Red Woody to perform at Concerts in the Park

WHAT: The St. Charles Park District brings the summer Concerts in the Park series to St. Charles’ downtown. The next concert performance will be Red Woody. Red Woody plays a wide variety of music – classic rock, contemporary favorites and alternative hits. This concert is free. Food will be sold by local vendors. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.

WHEN: 7 p.m. today WHERE: Lincoln Park Gazebo, located along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, St. Charles. In the event of rain, the concert would be moved to the Arcada Theatre at 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. INFORMATION: Visit or call 630-513-6200.


Riverinia dance concerts coming to Batavia

WHAT: The Batavia Arts Council, in partnership with the Batavia Park District, will present Riverinia – dance concerts set this summer. It is free to attend, but donations are encouraged. Proceeds support the Batavia Arts Council. Parking is available at City Hall and along Houston Street. WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. July 1 and Aug. 5 WHERE: Peg Bond Center, 151 N. Island Ave., Batavia INFORMATION: Visit for information.

State Rep. Pritchard visits Campton Hills

WHAT: State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Sycamore, will host a town hall meeting. The meeting will discuss the outcomes of the spring legislative session, will provide a legislative update for constituents and will gather feedback from citizens. WHEN: 9 a.m. June 28 WHERE: Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old La Fox Road, Campton Hills INFORMATION: Contact Pritchard’s office at 815-748-3494 or email


Kaneland Foundation 5K Cross Country Race

WHAT: The Kaneland Foundation will host its third annual 5K Cross Country Race. The 5K will be timed, and awards will be offered in age groups and overall categories. Cost is $5 for the Mile Kids’ Track Run, $10 for the Run/Walk and $25 for the 5K. WHEN: Friday. The 5K starts at 8 p.m. Packet pickup begins at 5:30 p.m. near the track. A Mile Kids’ Track Run is set for 7 p.m., and a 1 Mile Cross Country Fun Run/Walk is set for 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Kaneland High School campus, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park INFORMATION: Race applications and online registration are available at www. Contact Beth Sterkel at 630-365-8295 or beth.sterkel@kaneland. org for information.

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McQuillan requests county clerk’s resignation By NATALIE WICKMAN GENEVA – Geneva resident Bob McQuillan called for the resignation of Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham on Wednesday at the Kane County Board’s Human Services Committee meeting. McQuillan, who ran for Geneva mayor and lost to Kevin Burns in 2013, detailed his dissatisfaction with Jeff Ward, former deputy clerk in the Kane County Clerk’s Office, receiving about $11,300 in post-resignation severance pay. “Was this taking care of a friend?” McQuillan said. “To me, $11,300 for less than 12 months of work is not a legitimate expense. The taxpayers need to know.”

In addition, McQuillan claimed Ward violated election law before resigning by responding to an email from the Illinois State Board of Elections during county work time, while using his county email. McQuillan then called for Cunningham’s resignation. “If [Cunningham] works for me, he is not working in my best interest,” Bob McQuillan said. McQuillan “I can’t understand how any county employee doesn’t understand that the $11,300 is taxpayer money.” Cunningham said he would not immediately comment on the situation. The Human Services Com-

LOCAL BRIEF Bingo set at corn boil SUGAR GROVE – Bingo will take place during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil from 5 to 9 p.m. July 25; from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 26; and from noon to 5 p.m. July 27. The bingo tent will be behind John Shields Elementary School, 85 S. Main St., Sugar Grove. The bingo is hosted by Sugar Grove Holiday in the Grove volunteers, Cole Cutters Crew and St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. Senior and handicapped parking is available in front of the school.

Shuttles will be available to take visitors back and forth to Corn Boil areas. Bingo cards are $1. Pots will be split 50-50 between the bingo winner and the hosting volunteer group. Participants must be older than 18 years old. Parking is available on marked streets in the community. A shuttle will run during the day from Sugar Grove Village Hall parking area to the park entrances. For information, visit www.sugargrovecornboil. org.

mittee suggested that McQuillan take his request to the Public Services Committee instead. After the meeting, McQuillan said he walked over to Cunningham’s office and asked for the resignation there. “I’m not really sure of my next step, but I want to pursue this with the ethics adviser and State’s Attorney’s Office,” McQuillan said. In other news, a proposed concealed-carry policy, that has been in drafting for the past few months, is going back into further drafting and will be brought up at the next Human Services Committee meeting July 16.

Sheila McCraven, Kane County’s human resource executive director, brought the issue to Wednesday’s meeting. The board discussed how concealed carry applies to personal and county-owned vehicles that employees use for county work duties. “Part of the concern about this policy is that we certainly want to have a safe environment,” Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen said. “But I’ve heard county employees say ‘Why should I forfeit my right to self-defense while going to and from work?’ ” County job applications

don’t specifically say that employees may be required to drive a personal vehicle. Employee handbooks, however, have a three-page section on personal vehicle use among employees. “Do we address personal vehicle use in our hiring policy?” board member Mark Davoust asked. “If we don’t make it clear in our hiring policy and an incident happens, then we have another problem.” McCraven assured the board that the change can happen. “We can add that language to our application; it’s no big deal,” McCraven said.

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80/67 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 81/67 Temperatures Waukegan 86/69 72/64 High/low ....................................... 81°/67° Normal high ......................................... 81° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 96° (1994) Algonquin 87/69 84/69 77/67 82/68 Normal low .......................................... 61° Hampshire Record low ............................... 47° (1980) Schaumburg 82/68 Elgin 82/68 Peak wind ......................... NNW at 26 mph 83/67 DeKalb Precipitation 84/69 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.50” 84/69 81/68 Month to date ................................... 2.99” Normal month to date ....................... 2.59” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 13.38” 82/70 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 15.99” Dixon 89/69

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

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Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Wednesday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Montgomery........... 13..... 11.78..... +0.03 Algonquin................. 3....... 1.82..... +0.04 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 7.43..... +1.04 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 7.47..... +0.51 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 6.91..... +0.19 Dayton ................... 12....... 7.15...... -0.20 Waukesha ................ 6....... 4.95..... +1.45 McHenry .................. 4....... 2.20..... +0.26

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ABOVE: Dominic Hansen moves karts ahead to the starting line at the go-kart track at Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia. RIGHT: Hansen clears debris from the go-kart track.

THE RULES OF THE ROAD Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center’s go-kart operator keeps riders safe By ERIC SCHELKOPF BATAVIA – After the two youngsters were settled into their go-karts at Funway’s Outback Raceway, Dominic Hansen instructed them on their operation and the rules they would need to follow before heading out on the track. “You have your gas pedal on the right and brake on the left,” Hansen said to them. “No swerving or cutting people off.” It’s all in a day’s work for Hansen, go-kart supervisor at Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia. “My job is to keep the flow of traffic moving and ensure the safety of the guests on the track,” he said. Hansen, 20, a 2012 Batavia High School graduate, spent much of his childhood at Fun-

THAT’S WHAT I ENJOY BEST ABOUT THE JOB, BEING OUTDOORS AND MEETING NEW PEOPLE.” Dominic Hansen, go-kart supervisor at Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia

way. He is the son of owner Bob Hansen. “I would get to try the newest thing we had,” Dominic Hansen said. In 2009, Funway celebrated 50 years of being in business. Bob Hansen bought the entertainment center in 1990 from original owners Richard and Joy Buri. Dominic Hansen has worked at Funway for five years, including almost three years overseeing the racetrack. It’s a job that he loves. “I enjoy working with the public,” he said. “It’s laid back and it’s fun.” He juggles working at Fun-

way with attending Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where he is studying business administration. He will be a junior this fall. Before Outback Raceway opens for the day, he first takes the go-karts for a test run to make sure they are operating correctly and uses a blower to clear the track of any debris. “The cars are extremely stable,” Hansen said. “I’ve never seen them come close to tipping over.” However, he did see a traffic pileup a few years ago. “It happened during an end of the school year party,”

Hansen said. “Ten go-karts got blocked into each other and came to an abrupt stop. The first two or three go-karts spun out and prevented the others from going through. Fortunately, no one was injured.” He also has avoided being injured, adding that “I’ve never gotten my feet run over.” “You have to keep your head up and anticipate exactly what you don’t want them to do,” Hansen said. That includes driving recklessly. If he sees someone driving in a reckless manner, he has the ability to slow down their go-kart or shut it off com-

pletely. “If we do have riders that are too reckless, we will end the ride early,” he said. “We’ve had to kick people off the ride, but it doesn’t happen too often.” However, he said he realizes that kids will be kids, acknowledging that “they are out there to have a good time.” “You just have to control the situation,” he said The weather can pose another challenge. In the event of lightning, he said, “you close what you can and get inside.” But for Hansen, there’s nothing better than working at the Outback Raceway during the summer. “I have other duties, but I try to spend as much time outside during the summer,” he said. “That’s what I enjoy best about the job, being outdoors and meeting new people.”


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Teen hospitalized after ATV-dirt bike crash By BRENDA SCHORY VIRGIL TOWNSHIP – A 15-year-old Virgil Township boy, who was injured in an ATV-dirt bike crash Tuesday in the township, was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon at Rockford Memorial Hospital, a spokeswoman said. He and another 15-year-old

from Elburn were involved in the crash about 2:30 p.m. near 45W740 Read Road near Lily Lake. They were flown in separate helicopters to area hospitals, officials said. The condition of the Elburn boy, who is at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, is not being released because he is a minor, a hospital spokeswoman

said. The Kane County Chronicle is not identifying the teens because of their age. Tate Haley, assistant fire chief of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, said the teens suffered head injuries, but he was not sure of the extent of their injuries. He said the teens were not wearing helmets.

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library will conduct an online survey through June 29. The purpose of the survey is to find out how its patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact in their lives. The information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within the community. The survey is anonymous and available in English and Spanish. It takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed from the library computers or from the library website, which is

The St. Charles Public Library is at 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. For information, call 630-5840076.

Library announces lineup for entertainment series BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, has announced its summer lineup for its entertainment series, Sundays on Stage. “The Amazing Dr. Franklin,” which features an actor portraying Benjamin Franklin, is set for June 29; a portrayal of Marilyn Monroe is set for July 27; and music of the 1950s is set for Aug. 24. All performances begin at 2 p.m. All programs are free, but registration is required. Register at or 630-879-1393 ext. 200.




provided by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, there was a third teen boy, and they were all riding off-road vehicles in the roadway that afternoon when the crash took place. Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Chris Collins wrote in an email that the third teen was not involved, but stopped to help. Collins said the ATV came to rest on top of one of the teens.

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Born: Jan. 7, 1926 Died: June 17, 2014 KANEVILLE – Milford A. Austin, 88, of Kaneville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at Autumn Leaves of St. Charles, where he had recently made his home, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Independence, Wisconsin, the son of Helmer and Julia (Wik) Austin. He is survived by three children, Linda (Larry) Hudgens of Grant Park, Illinois, Mitch (Karen) Austin of Hoffman, Texas and Stephanie (Mike) Ritz of DeKalb; and seven grandchildren, Travis Hudgens, Rebecca (Jeff) Boatman, Lori (J.C.) David, Teri Johnson, Stephanie (Dan) Freeman, Dustin Ritz and Desiree Ritz; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Lyman) Swaim of Batavia; and many nieces, nephews and a family of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma; son, Jeff Austin; twin daughters, Ruth and Rose, who died in infancy; and five siblings, Vivian McKinney, Waldo, Howard, Merle and Floyd Austin. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, with a service to celebrate his life to follow at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Interment will follow in Kaneville Cemetery in Kaneville. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Milford’s

name. Checks may be made to the “Milford Austin Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare. com. Please sign the guest book at

JOHN J. FORNI JR. Born: April 2, 1925 Died: June 16, 2014 ST. CHARLES – John J. Forni Jr., 89, of St. Charles, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at Pine View Care Center in St. Charles. He was born April 2, 1925, in Geneva, the eldest son of seven children born to John Joseph Sr. and Viola (nee Popp) Forni. John grew up in Geneva and St. Charles. John’s father died in November 1941 at the age of 39, and John had to help support the family. John enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March 1944 and served in the Pacific and was discharged in March 1946. On March 8, 1947, John married Dorothy (Hedstrom) Nelson. That same year, they moved to Geneva. Dorothy died Dec. 13, 1988. On June 8, 1991, John married Donna (Schmidt) Malesh. After

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marriage, they moved to rural St. Charles. John was always a hard worker. He had many jobs over the years, notable among them: State Street Motors in Geneva, the City of Geneva and Delnor Hospital. He retired in 1990 from ARA Services. For more than 25 years, he was a volunteer with the Geneva Fire Department. He was active in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. For many years he enjoyed playing Santa Claus and was very busy during the holiday season. He enjoyed politics and for many years was actively involved with the Republican Party. He served on the board of the St. Charles Park District for 14 years, beginning in 1997 and retiring in 2011. He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Donna; his five stepchildren, Karen Heavlin of Plainfield, Ray Nelsen of Sycamore, Bruce Malesh of St. Charles, Edward (Kimberly) Malesh of Algonquin and Brian (Roberta) Malesh of South Elgin; six stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Lois Carlson of St. Charles, Barbara Johnsen of St. Charles and Viola Johnsen of Batavia; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Hugo; and his sisters, Louise and Eldora. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St.

(three blocks west of the river and one block south of Route 64) in St. Charles. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva. Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association, or a charity of the donor’s choice. For information, contact the Moss-Norris Funeral Home in St. Charles at 630-584-2000 or visit Please sign the guest book at

DARLENE MELOUN Born: April 14, 1954 Died: June 16, 2014 ELBURN – Darlene Meloun, 60, of Elburn, passed away peacefully Monday, June 16, 2014, with her family by her side at her home. She fought as hard as she could during the past eight months since her lung cancer diagnosis. She overcame obstacles and stayed strong, even though she thought she could not. She is our hero and she will be dearly missed by many. She was born April 14, 1954, in Aurora, the daughter of Norman and Margaret

(Erickson) Ekstrom. She was united in marriage March 26, 1982, in West Chicago, to Joeshayne Meloun. She is survived by her husband, Joeshayne; three children, Valerie (Mark Chellberg) Meloun of Oakbrook Terrace, Kari (Josh Schaddelee) Meloun of Cortland and Christa (Mike) Curran of Cortland; four grandchildren, Ellie Crockett, David Curran, Lily Meloun and Claire Schaddelee; three stepgrandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa and Adison Curran; three sisters, Priscilla (Robert) Reiseck, Eileen (Jerry) Coble and Mildred Ekstrom; two brothers, Jack (Helen) Ekstrom and Jim (Mary) Ekstrom; and a sister-in-law, Dawn Meloun. She was preceded in death by her parents. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Lord of Life, 40W605 Route 38, Elburn, IL 60119. Interment will follow the service in Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or visit www.mossfuneral. com Please sign the guest book at


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Lutheran Church, 1745 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. John T. Monnett Sr.: A graveside committal service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Leona Claire Irma Nettland Olson: Lee’s memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. Burial will be private. Dr. Martin Plotkin: A celebration of Dr. Plotkin’s life will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. The Rev. Roy L.F. Schneider: The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. July 19 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

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Marjorie Anne Scheese Behnke: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, with a lunch reception to follow. Michael James Buffington: A memorial service will be begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at O-Ace-Is, 6639 South Route U.S. 31, Bunker Hill, Indiana. Please dress casually. Monsignor Richard G. Fitzsimmons: The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, at Holy Cross Church in Mendota. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, at the church with the Bishop Daniel Jenky, C.S.C. officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln, Illinois. Frank L. Mehring: The visitation will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral service at 5 p.m. at Faith

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CAMPTON HILLS – A home in Campton Hills was badly damaged following a fire during a period of thunderstorms, according to the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District. The fire occurred at a home in the 3N400 block of Vachel Lindsay Street in Campton Hills. The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District were dispatched to the home at 6:32 p.m. On the Web Wednesday, according to a news reTo see a video lease from of fire crews its fire deat the scene of partment. Wednesday’s At that time, investigation in a thunderCampton Hills, storm was visit KCChronim o v i n g across Kane County with lightning and heavy downpour. There was heavy fire from the roof area upon the firefighters’ arrival. The top of the home’s chimney appeared to have broken off and several of its windows were open. Fire crews extinguished the blaze but extensive damage remained to the home’s attic and roof areas, according to the release. A cost estimate for damages was not available Wednesday. Anthony Murphy was eating dinner when he said there was a bright lightning strike,

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MAPLE PARK – After viewing a video provided by Union Pacific Railroad, Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta said it’s likely a 14-year-old boy was engaging in an activity called “breezing” when the teen was fatally struck by a train last month in Maple Park. Parker Wolfsmith, an eighth-grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School, died May 31. He was struck at about 9:30 p.m. that night at the N o r t h L i b e r - Parker ty Street rail- Wolfsmith road crossing in Maple Park. Acosta said he viewed the video at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, along with representatives from Union Pacific and the Kane County Coroner’s Office. Acosta said he learned of the term “breezing” from the Union Pacific representative. “Breezing is what it’s called,” Acosta said, adding that those who engage in the activity will “get close to the train to feel the breeze. … It’s unfortunately something that kids do.” Previously, Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said trains are equipped with video cameras and the company at times allows those conducting investigations to

view such videos. Acosta said the video shows Wolfsmith approaching the train from the side yard of a house next to the railroad tracks. Acosta said Wolfsmith first is seen about 30 yards away from the train. “He moves toward the train as it gets closer to the crossing,” Acosta said. “He stops for a second and moves forward again. You do not see him get struck, but he evidently did. The camera does not show any of the other kids around the camera view, so he was by himself. He wasn’t pushed, wasn’t coerced. He went on his own accord.” As for a theory that Wolfsmith might have been taking a “selfie” with a cellphone near the train, Acosta said the video doesn’t show that. “You can’t see anything in his hands,” Acosta said. “We did find his [cellphone] camera probably 20 feet from his body, but that could have come out of his pocket. … It just shows he gets close, stops for a second and leans toward the train. That’s all you see.” Acosta said his investigation suggests that Wolfsmith engaged in the activity before, saying “it’s not the first time he got close to the train.” He said he understands that Wolfsmith used to talk about it with classmates during school bus rides. Wolfsmith was hit by the front of the train, Acosta said. Acosta said he still is awaiting toxicology reports.





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Down on the farm LIFE AT EAST Brigid Ackerman Summer brings swimming, sunshine and … fresh veggies. One of my favorite parts of the season is tending to my family’s backyard garden. My family usually plants some flowers in pots on our front porch, but the fruits of our green thumbs can literally be found at the back of the house. The “Ackerman Garden” has been an annual landmark of our lawn, and has followed us in various forms from house to house. In recent years, it’s grown from a few tomato plants to include zucchini, peppers, and – my personal favorite – kale. We’ve even grown corn and potatoes right in our own yard. This year, it’s the biggest that it’s ever been. It’s so cool to just walk outside and be able to grab half of my dinner. The food we pick is a lot fresher than anything we could buy in any grocery store. Whenever we need a little something to spice up a meal, we can usually find it in our garden. When I was younger, my sisters and I spent hours diligently weeding and watering, helping our own little plants grow. Still today, I love helping grow my own food. Sometimes, our neighborhood friends would come and help us out; at its peak there would be five or six of us huddled around the garden. Our friends are also there to take the extra crops when we get more than we can use. Usually by early August, we get overwhelmed by tomatoes and are practically begging people to take them home. Every year we try to find new, creative ways to eat them up. We even try new plants when we get inspired by recipes we come across. My mom’s homemade zucchini bread has become famous among our family friends – they are anxiously waiting for this season’s first batch, selflessly, in the name of helping us out. Despite our best efforts, not everything in our garden has turned out great. At age 7 or 8, I was heartbroken when I realized that my watermelon plant failed to produce any fruit. I’ve also planted many a peach pit, in hope of sprouting a productive tree during the course of one winter. Just last year, we had a batch of cucumbers that went bitter from the intense heat of the year. Some tips we’ve learned along the way: It helps to rotate the crops every couple of years, as the soil tends to wear out of nutrients; crushed up eggshells and ground coffee make excellent natural fertilizers; and every garden needs its own gnome, even if it’s just for decoration. Although this year’s garden is young, I can almost taste all the great food that will come out of it. We already have the recipes lined up: tomato bruschetta, zucchini tacos, and kale with pasta, among many others. Once the food ripens, you can probably find me in the garden! • Brigid Ackerman is a recent graduate of St. Charles East High School. She enjoys playing the trumpet, eating bread and writing this column, which runs every other Thursday. Contact her at



Inclusive Iraq presents best hope for country THE WASHINGTON POST No one can say for sure how many men the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – or ISIS – killed in cold blood as it solidified its hold over northern Iraq last weekend. The insurgents boast of murdering 1,700; photographs they published suggest that ISIS machine-gunned at least several dozen people after forcing them to lie face-down in a ditch. Whatever its extent, the ISIS atrocity proves the organization’s nature in two respects: ISIS threatens human rights and human life; and it seeks to ignite an all-out sectarian war in Iraq between the Sunni Muslims it purports to represent and the Shiites who are aligned with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad – and who make up a majority of the massacred.

To some, this suggests an opportunity for wider U.S.-Iranian collaboration in support of Maliki, given that ISIS is the common enemy of Washington, Tehran and Baghdad. It’s a superficially appealing but dubious idea. The United States and Iran may be against ISIS, but, unlike Iran, the United States is not for Shiite hegemony over Iraq. Indeed, Maliki’s obdurate refusal to share power with Sunnis helped fuel the rebellion against him by ISIS and other Sunni extremists, which is why the Obama administration is “adamant that Prime Minister Maliki and his government must do a better job of reaching out to all of the representative entities in Iraq and bring them to the table,” as Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Monday. As Kerry noted, the just-completed elections in

Iraq, which Maliki won but not overwhelmingly, created an opportunity to assemble a broader-based government – which is probably why ISIS chose this moment to launch its polarizing attack. “The question now,” Kerry added, is whether Baghdad, with well-calibrated U.S. help, can stop ISIS long enough to “give the government the opportunity to take stock of what it needs to do to present the people of Iraq with a comprehensive reform package and the confidence that there will be a different kind of governance.” It’s a long shot, but, as Kerry said, “the best way forward.” Even at this late date, President Barack Obama is right to press for a more inclusive Iraqi government. Achieving such a goal in the middle of a war will not be an easy task, to say the least.

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Bear stuck in tree as onlookers gawk By KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ MOUNT MORRIS – The black bear that’s been wandering around northern Illinois the past few weeks was 20 feet up an oak tree Wednesday afternoon southwest of Mount Morris off Lowell Park Road. He was being ogled, photographed and filmed by 20 or so people until police sent the crowd on its way. By evening, he managed to make it down the tree and wander off. An audience, experts say, is the last thing he needs. The bear’s best chance of survival is for people to keep their distance, so he can find his way back to his natural habitat and not become accustomed to humans, said Chris Young, a spokesman with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “We have been counseling people to leave him alone,” Young said. “So far, it’s been going really well, so we’re going to keep reiterating that message.” The bear, which was spotted near Genoa last

week before making his way west and crossing the Ogle County line, has become a source of widespread curiosity. Not only are crowds putting stress on the bear, but they’re also irritating the people on whose property they’re trampling. “People need to be aware that you can’t go on private property without permission. Landowners are getting testy,” said Acting Capt. Laura Petreikis, with the Illinois Conservation Police. “We want to protect the bear, but we’re also going to protect the property that the bear goes onto.” That means anyone caught trespassing on private property, blocking a roadway or creating any other kind of hazard will be ticketed, by conservation police or other law enforcement agencies involved, she said. “It’s fine to view the bear from a distance, but we want to leave it alone so it doesn’t become aggressive,” she said. “Give it its space. “It’s like any other wild animal, and you should never corner or chase any wild

animal.” The bruin is likely a young male, pushed out of his home territory by adults and sent off to make his own way in the world, Young said. He’s minding his own business, doing what bears do: looking for a home, and probably a mate. He’s also not staying in one place. He didn’t find suitable habitat in DeKalb County and so made his way west, and seems to be looping his way back toward the Mississippi River, which is a good thing, Young said. The IDNR does not want to trap him, for a variety of reasons. He’s shown no signs of aggression. Finding his own habitat is what he’s supposed to do. No zoo is going to want him, and there’s no reason to lock him up in a research facility.


“If the bear poses a threat, we will have to re-evaluate, but right now it hasn’t given us any reason to,” Young said. Illinois once had thousands of black bears, but by the mid-1800s, settlers had harvested them all for their meat and hides, so “it’s a special thing that the bear’s here,” he said. The scarcity of bears, however, is what’s making this one so popular. Before the bear came to DeKalb County, he had been sighted several times in Stephenson, Winnebago and Boone counties, all of which border Wisconsin, where he is believed to have originated. He’s not the first American black bear to ramble through the region. According to the Illinois Extension Service, on Feb. 3,


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Geneva to use Twitter to help residents reduce electric use KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE GENEVA – Geneva is offering an electric load reduction program to all customers by alerting them via Twitter to cut down electric use during peak hours of the day. The program is voluntary, has no penalties and requires no reporting or tracking of usage. The benefits of reducing energy are making Geneva a greener community and keeping future electric costs down, officials said. To participate, follow Ge-

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SUMMER FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES THIS FRIDAY - June 20, 2014 Eagles Tribute Band Featuring Heartache Tonight Love the Eagles, you will love this band. Another huge hit at last years concert series. “It sounded like the Eagles were here in Batavia”

Friday, July 18, 2014 Country Night Featuring Billy Croft and the Five Alarm With music from the best of country rock legends like The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, to contemporary hits by Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland and so many others, to his own music dedicated to service workers from the heartland, Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm will leave you begging for more.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 “Battle” of the Bands Featuring CattleProd and Noah’s Arcade Come and hear some really great music and you get to vote who will be Music Matters “Battle” of the Bands Winner! These two bands love playing together and it should be a lot of fun! Both bands play some great rock and roll as well as some blues and rockabilly! Friday, August 15, 2014 Blues Night Featuring Brother John One of Chicago’s Best, if not THE best Blues Bands. Band Leader, John Kattke, a.k.a., Brother John, has played with Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, the Black Crowes, and acquired ringing endorsements from many other musicians of renown. He also hosted several events at Buddy Guys Legends including Buddy’s 70th Bash!

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served by Bernie’s Book Bank receives a minimum of 12 books a year – books that are theirs to keep forever. In 1996, a “Reading Literacy in the United States” study determined that 61 percent of low-income families have no books for children in their homes. Children who are introduced to books as infants and toddlers enhance their chances of success as they enter kindergarten. School literacy programs have a greater likelihood of producing capable readers if students can continue reading at home. By providing children with books of their own, Bernie’s Book Bank gives children the opportunity to develop a lifelong love of reading. If your child or a child you know has outgrown the books he or she has been fortunate enough to own, consider donating these treasures to Bernie’s Book Bank. Help the St. Charles Park District encourage kids to develop strong minds and strong bodies.

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A partnership between the St. Charles Park District and Bernie’s Book Bank has allowed the Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 N. Ave., St. Charles, to become a gathering spot for gently used children’s books as they await distribution to at-risk children throughout the Chicago region.

Achieving perfection in our daily lives is a possibility My eyes widen as I watch Rafael Nadal, the No. 1 tennis player in the world, slide to his right corner of the court to reach for a ball 10 feet behind the baseline during the French Open final. Nadal hits the ball diagonally across the court, causing the ball to graze the sideline opposite of Novak Djokovic, scoring the point. Nadal became the nine-time French Open champion on June 8. According to Mats Wilander, former No. 1 tennis player in the world, Nadal is the “perfect” player on clay. Wilander believes Nadal’s achievements at the French Open will never be matched. If Nadal had an answer to what the secret is to his “perfect” game, what would he say? Do us ordinary people have anything to learn from him?

I, a violinist, would say the secret to a perfect violin performance, for me, is transcendence – allowing myself to rise above and forget the technicalities of playing and let the music overtake me in a way that’s beyond physical. Micah Coffey, 18, who played football, basketball and baseball at Batavia High School and will play baseball next year at the University of Minnesota, had a similar answer: “What I would say, you know, the best games that I have ever played ... I kind of felt free and loose and just pretty much having fun. ... I haven’t really been worried about how I’m personally playing. And then at the end of the game somehow you realize, ‘Oh, I mean, I just scored 26 points.’ Or, ‘I just threw four touchdowns’ or – you kind of play within the flow of the game. You’re

MELISSA’S MOTIVES Melissa Hutter not worried about long-term goals; you’re worried playby-play and getting your job done every single play. And so, you know, those kinds of games, you can kind of feel when they’re coming. ... Everything kind of seems to be falling in place.” But, what about others? Can people who aren’t measured by how many points they score or how many notes they hit achieve perfection like Nadal? David Zacker, humanities professor at Elgin Community College, said about giving the perfect lecture: “I wouldn’t necessarily talk about what the outcomes would have to be so much as what kind of person would

I be in the classroom. You know, I would be patient when I’m listening to what students have to say, and I’m trying to teach tough material. You can’t get upset when they don’t understand what I’m trying to say. I would be diligent and really push for helping a student work through a problem. I wouldn’t give up easily. I would be a good listener – really try to take in what students have to say and understand them. And that could lead to a good outcome ... But it’s how I do it that matters.” For Alicia Boerema, baker and manager of the Breadsmith of St. Charles, the answer was more simple: “Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn,” she said of baking bread. So, whatever the answer is to each of us, let’s achieve perfection in our daily lives,

in whatever we do. To the journalists in the Kane County Chronicle office: write the perfect story. To Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns: give the perfect speech. To the engineers at the Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency: find the perfect solution. Nadal falls to his knees in joy as he wins the match point of the 2014 French Open final. If Nadal has reached it, so can we. • Melissa Hutter is an intern at the Kane County Chronicle. She is a rising sophomore at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and plans on double majoring in English and music performance. She loves orchestra, running in nature and reading classic novels. Contact Hutter at mhutter@

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In a building filled with balls, bats and ballerina slippers, where children run, jump, dance and play, it may seem counterintuitive to find a place devoted to the more serene act of reading. But thanks to a partnership between the St. Charles Park District and Bernie’s Book Bank, the Pottawatomie Community Center is now a gathering spot for gently used children’s books as they await distribution to at-risk children throughout the Chicago region. A nonprofit literacy organization that connects children needing books with books needing children, Bernie’s Book Bank serves more than 80,000 infants, toddlers and schoolage children throughout the city of Chicago and its suburbs. Since Bernie’s Book Bank was founded in 2009, more than two million books have been distributed. By placing a donations

bin at the Pottawatomie Community Center, the St. Charles Park District contributes to the literacy goals of the organization – namely, putting books in the hands of the children who need them most. “We are proud to join Bernie’s Book Bank in this worthy effort,” said Holly Cabel, director of parks and recreation for the park district. “Reading skills are as important as physical development in a child’s growth, and we support Bernie’s Book Bank in their mission to bring the joy of reading to children of all ages.” Here’s how the program works – just drop off any new or gently used children’s books in the Bernie’s book-drop donation bin in the lobby of the Pottawatomie Community Center. Volunteers from Bernie’s Book Bank collect the books, process them into appropriate age- and reading-level categories and deliver them directly into the hands of low-income children who have no books of their own. Each child

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From the page to the screen Campton Hills author’s book being turned into movie By ERIC SCHELKOPF


ometimes dreams can come true. That is one of themes of “The Pitcher,” a novel written by best-selling author and Campton Hills resident William Hazelgrove about a broken down World Series pitcher meeting a Latino boy with a golden arm. Hazelgrove’s dream is also coming true, as the novel is being turned into a movie. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf spoke to Hazelgrove about the project.

Eric Schelkopf: Tell me about the project. William Hazelgrove: This is a great producer, Ed Bates, of Gigantic Pictures. They do a lot of stuff with Kevin Costner. Ed Bates is going to write the script, which is even better. Schelkopf: Have you heard about who might be in the movie? Would Costner be in the movie? Hazelgrove: I really haven’t. Right now, they are writing the script, and when the script gets done, we will know a lot more. They are supposed to have the script done in August, and then they move to the next stage, getting more toward production and all that. They are pretty extensive on the script. They go through like 12 rewrites to get it right. I think he wants to try and get it done before baseball season ends. Schelkopf: Is he involving you in the process? Hazelgrove: I told him I didn’t really want to be involved in it. I’m really a novelist. I tried once to write a screenplay, and I didn’t like it. It’s just not my thing. Schelkopf: Of course, Costner has been in a few baseball movies. Do you think he would be

good in the movie? Hazelgrove: The main character in “The Pitcher” can’t be too old, because there is a romantic interest. And yet he has to be seasoned. So, I think that brings up Kevin Costner as kind of the logical guy. He’s played a pitcher before.

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Campton Hills resident William Hazelgrove’s novel “The Pitcher” is being turned into a movie. Schelkopf: Tell me about the message of “The Pitcher.” Hazelgrove: It’s a very simple story about what do you do when a dream is all you have. That’s really the story, a Latin American kid with a golden arm but no money and no means and an old, broken-down, World Series pitcher who sits in his garage and drinks. It’s a story about two people in different points in their life, one guy at the end of his dream and the other at the beginning, and they come together. Schelkopf: How did the book come about? Hazelgrove: My mother-in-law in Florida told me about an old World Series pitcher who lived across the street from her. So, I went out there. My son and I, who is a pitcher, were playing ball in the street near his house. He kind of gave us his views on pitching and life, and then went back in his garage. And that was pretty much it. So, that’s what gave me the idea of sort of a World Series pitcher and the kid with a golden arm.

With a movie, you really have to have a plot that you can sell in a few sentences. And that’s kind of what “The Pitcher” is. Schelkopf: When you [were] writing the book, did you ever envision that it Image provided could be turned into a movie? Hazelgrove: Not really. I write from emotion. My son was in organized sports for nine and a half years, so I had a lot of observation about what had been going on with him, and so I kind of took all of that. I read all the time, but I grew up seeing a lot of movies and television shows. So, I probably have more of a film idea in my head. I see scenes. But whenever I write a novel, I’m just writing it to sort of work out an idea or

emotion, and then you hope people like it. You hope people respond to it. You always would like the movie thing, because that really gets the word out on the book. Schelkopf: “The Pitcher” is about more than just baseball, right? Hazelgrove: Yes, there’s baseball, obviously. But it’s really about relationships and people moving on and evolving. Again, what do you do when really all you’ve got is your dreams? How do you overcome the odds to get that? That’s really what it is all about. And it’s probably also about what a mother will do for her son, which is another big theme in the book. That came from my experience. I was an assistant coach for many years when my son was playing baseball, but my wife was the one behind him, pushing him, doing everything. I wanted to get part of that in there, too.


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WHEN: Through Sunday, June 22 WHERE: Third and State streets in downtown Geneva COST/INFO: The 65th annual Swedish Days will feature family-friendly activities with live musical entertainment, a carnival, Kids’ Day fun, a parade, Sweden Väst, Geneva’s Got Talent, multi-ethnic food, shopping in Geneva’s historic downtown and more. Get details at





WHEN: Concert starts at 4 p.m., and the game begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21 WHERE: Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva COST/INFO: The Cougars’ annual Jimmy Buffet Night will include a pregame concert by the Mr. Myers band, limbo contest, Buffett trivia and more. A tropical-themed fireworks show is scheduled for after the game. Tickets start at $11 for the lawn. For information, visit www.

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WHEN: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 20; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 21; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22 WHERE: Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora COST/INFO: The Two Brothers Summer Festival will include live music, food and brews. The weekendlong music festival focused on charity and community was created to raise money and awareness for a growing list of charities, as well as give back to the local and regional community. The lineup will include Justin Townes Earle with Edward David Anderson (Friday); Los Lobos with Cornmeal, Autumn Defense, Kwame Bediako and Kevin Presbrey & the Midwest (Saturday); and Ralph’s World (Sunday). Tickets start at $5 Friday and $10 Saturday; the festival is free Sunday. For tickets or information, visit





WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21 WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles COST/INFO: Devo hit it big in the ‘80s with songs like “Whip It,” “Theme from Doctor Detroit,” “Working in the Coal Mine” and more. The group, featuring original members Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale, will perform for one night. Tickets range in price from $59 to $125. For tickets, visit

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21 WHERE: 47 Aintree Road in St. Charles COST/INFO: The “Glories of Summer” Garden Walk and Boutique, sponsored by the Pottawatomie Garden Club, will feature six gardens, varying from a quaint cottage garden to an estate garden nestled in the woods. Participants also can shop at a boutique while sipping lemonade or munching on cookies. The walk is held biannually to help raise scholarship funds for college students studying horticulture or environmental studies, states a news release. Tickets for the walk cost $15 a person and can be purchased at or on the day of the walk for $18 each. For information, call 630-584-2181.

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Rox City Grill adds contemporary flair to historic Hotel Baker ST. CHARLES – If there is any one menu item that draws a diner in and keeps him or her coming back, it’s Rox City Grill’s Beef Tenderloin Sliders – a melt-in-your-mouth piece of beef tenderloin set atop a lightly crisped sesame brioche bun with a generous smattering of roasted shallot aioli. Once I sampled this little beacon of beefy bliss, I became a repeat customer. Rox City Grill is nestled within the historic walls of Hotel Baker but exudes a more contemporary feel than the building that surrounds it. Colorful paintings of jazz musicians add a pop of color to the dining room, which is situated next to the hotel’s lounge. The lounge serves a limited menu, with items that appear on the lunch and dinner menus. At night, it transforms into a piano bar around 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and popular piano-centric songs from musicians like Billy Joel, the Beatles and Elton John fill the room. When I visited last for a Thursday “Girls’ Night Out” ($6 martinis), the piano player took requests, and humored mine for Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody;” no easy feat, but he pulled it off with a little help from “his friends” – loungers who sang along. It proved to be a memorable night that you don’t necessarily expect to experience in suburbia. Having dined in the lounge on many occasions, I wanted to sample the fare that couldn’t be ordered from the lounge menu during the Mystery Diner visit. So, my dining companion and I visited on a Friday for lunch. We selected a cozy booth and were greeted by a genuinely friendly waitress. The lunch menu offers small plates of items – such as Avocado Spring Rolls ($9) and Gulf Shrimp Cocktail ($13) with horseradish-chili sauce – salads and sandwiches. The dinner menu includes items, such as a USDA 8-ounce, center-cut filet mignon with a choice of bordelaise or maître

If you go n What: Rox City Grill n Where: Inside Hotel Baker,

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from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; dinner is served 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The lounge (which serves a limited menu) is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; 4 p.m. to midnight Wednesday and Thursday; and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. n Info: 630-845-5800 or

ABOVE: One of Rox City Grill’s popular dishes are the Beef Tenderloin Sliders, a melt-in-your-mouth piece of beef tenderloin set atop a lightly crisped sesame brioche bun with a generous smattering of roasted shallot aioli. LEFT: Rox City Grill is located inside Hotel Baker in St. Charles. Shaw Media photos

d’butter; scallops with beluga lentils, bacon, brined onion and butter; and grilled lollipop chops of lamb with eggplant ravioli, chevre, pipparas and lemon broth; to name a few. The restaurant and lounge also boast a lengthy wine list that is worth sampling, as well as beer and cocktails. To start, my dining companion and I shared an order of sliders (at $4 apiece) and the

Pommes Frites with truffle oil and salt. On a recommendation by our waitress, I opted for the Bbq Sandwich with pulled pork shoulder and straw onions layered between two slices of thick, grilled white bread. My dining companion ordered the Crab Sandwich with warm Chesapeake crab salad, provolone cheese and tomatoes on a brioche Pullman.

The Bbq Sandwich had a healthy amount of sweet barbecue sauce and savory pork shoulder and seemed to be no match for the bread that held it all together. On the contrary, the crab salad within the sandwich tasted fresh and flavorful, but showed difficulty shining through the bread’s girth, which diluted the flavors slightly. The sliders tasted perfect,

as always, and the crunchy, packed-full-of-flavor Pomme Frites teamed nicely with the savory succulence of the beef. In small print at the bottom of the menu, it said, “bread and butter available upon request,” so we requested. Freshly baked, sliced bread in a basket with a plate of room-temperature butter (made for easy spreading) arrived at our table, and I was instantly reminded of why bread and butter, to me, is one of life’s most simple pleasures – to be indulged, especially when fresh out of the oven. Whether taking time for a decadent dinner, stopping in for lunch or enjoying the lounge’s ambience on an evening out on the town, Rox City Grill is a divergent addition to downtown St. Charles’ dining scene.

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’90s? What was it that distinguished Cinderella from other bands? Keifer: I think that everyone from that period had their own vibe and their own sound. I think we were known for having a lot of roots in our music, and the lyrics were very real and relatable, in terms of everyday life and struggles. And that’s probably a component of the influences of the blues and that kind of stuff in the music. Because that’s what those lyrics are about.

By ERIC SCHELKOPF Hard rock band Cinderella rose to the top of the music charts in the ’80s on the strength of radio hits like “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).” Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer will perform with Poison lead singer Bret Michaels and Twisted Sister’s lead singer Dee Snider on Sunday, June 22, as part of Hair Band Heavyweights at Elgin’s Festival Park. Tickets are available by going to Festival Park is located at 132 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin, next to the Grand Victoria Casino. Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Keifer about the upcoming show.

they’re good friends, and I am looking forward to that show. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Schelkopf: What do you think separated Cinderella from other hard rock bands of the ’80s and

Schelkopf: Last year, you released your first solo album, “The Way Life Goes.” Was it a long time

Schelkopf: It seems like you really gave your vocals a workout on the album, especially given the problems you’ve had with your vocal cords and all the surgeries you’ve had. How is your voice holding up these days? Keifer: It’s really good. It’s been a long battle, a long journey with getting it back from when I was told that I would never sing again in the early ’90s because of the paralyzed vocal cord. I had to retrain it. I train every day to keep it in shape. It’s strong as ever, as long as I do my homework every day.

Chicago band The Autumn Defense to perform in Aurora album were basically the same as they have been for all our records, to make a record that we are proud of and that it would sound like a record that we would want to listen to ourselves. And I think we did it. I’m very proud of the album. I’m very happy with how it turned out.

By ERIC SCHELKOPF When they are not making music with Chicago band Wilco, Pat Sansone and John Stirratt are making music with their own project, The Autumn Defense. The Autumn Defense will perform at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, as part of The Two Brothers Summer Festival at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway Ave., Aurora. Los Lobos, Edward David Anderson, Ralph’s World and Justin Townes Earle are some of the other acts that will be at the festival, which will run Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22. Tickets are available at Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Sansone about the upcoming show and the band’s fifth album, “Fifth,” which was released earlier this year. Eric Schelkopf: You guys are going to be at The Two Brothers Summer Festival. Do you like festivals as opposed to playing on your own? Pat Sansone: Festivals are just like any other performance situation. We’ve definitely had some great

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Pat Sansone and John Stirratt of The Autumn Defense will perform at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. festival experiences, and some not so great festival experiences. The Autumn Defense hasn’t done a ton of festivals. We have a handful of festivals that we are doing this summer, and that’s kind of a first for us, so we’re looking forward to it. Schelkopf: Of course, you are touring with your latest album, the aptly-named “Fifth.” What were your goals for the album, and do you think you accomplished them? Sansone: Well, the goals for the

Schelkopf: As far as a project like The Autumn Defense, what does this project give you as opposed to Wilco? Do these songs not fit on a Wilco album? Sansone: The music of The Autumn Defense is John and I singing our own songs. In Wilco, John and I are there to perform a supporting role and help bring forth the songwriting of Jeff Tweedy. It’s a great environment to be a musician in, but there’s also a part of John and I that want to sing our songs and do something that is more directly connected to our own creative impulses. So, that is what The Autumn Defense is for us. I love to write songs, and I love to sing. Schelkopf: One of the songs that I really enjoy from your last album is “Back of My Mind.” But for some reason, it didn’t get

much radio support. Is that frustrating for you? Sansone: Yes. I would love for our music to be on the radio more and to have a bigger audience. We make this music, and our hope is that as many people as possible will hear it and enjoy it. We don’t make the music with the intention of keeping it secret. There are some stations around the country that got into it, and have gotten into the new album. But it would be great if there was even more exposure for the music. That is the goal, to have the music be heard. Schelkopf: It seems like you are always busy. You toured with The Zombies in April. What made you want to do that? Sansone: Well, I’m a huge fan. Both John and I are big Zombies fans. Their 1967 album, “Odessey & Oracle,” was a big influence on John and I, and one of the sort of inspirations for us to even start The Autumn Defense. We actually opened for them back in 2003 when they were beginning to tour again. To be able to share the stage with some of my musical heroes is a real thrill.

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Eric Schelkopf: I imagine that you have toured with Michaels and Snider a lot over the years. Tom Keifer: Yeah, yeah,

Schelkopf: It seemed like as the band progressed through its career, you guys incorporated the blues more in your music. Keifer: I think it was always there. I think the production grew, where sonically, that was a little more evident. But Photo provided from the first record, it was alCinderella frontman Tom Keifer will perform Sunday, June 22, at Elgin’s ways about that blues melody and those kinds of lyrics. Festival Park.

coming? Keifer: It kind of just happened. There was no major plan. I started thinking about doing one in the mid ’90s, when the whole music scene was changing for us, and never got around to it, for one reason or another. It was more like a labor of love over a 10-year period, really.

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Neil in ‘Hair Band’ concert PLANIT KANE ELGIN – Poison frontman Bret Michaels will step in for former Hair Band Heavyweight headliner Vince Neil of Motley Crue for the Sunday, June 22, concert at Elgin’s Festival Park. The swap was made due to a cancellation made by Neil, because of a scheduling conflict with Motley Crue’s summer tour, states a news release. “... With Bret’s help we are going to deliver a great night of rock and roll in the park,” said event producer Ron Onesti. “It

will be nothin’ but a good time.” Michaels is a TV personality and musician best known as the lead singer of ’80s band Poison. Other musicians performing at the one-night event, beginning at 5 p.m., will be Tom Keifer, the founding member, voice and songwriter for the rock band Cinderella; and Twisted Sister’s lead singer Dee Snider. Tickets start at $19. To purchase tickets, visit Festival Park is located at 132 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin (next to the Grand Victoria Casino).



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The Batavia boys basketball team is learning more about itself after splitting its two Geneva Summer League games Wednesday night against St. Francis, STC North. PAGE 31

Cubs first-round draft pick Kyle Schwarber (left) was with Short-A Boise for five games before being moved up to the Cougars. Schwarber should make his debut today. PAGE 30

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LOBERG SETS THE BAR HIGH Geneva freshman spikes, scores way to banner year By KEVIN DRULEY


eneva student sections serenaded Grace Loberg with her share of “SHE’S A FRESH-MAN!” chants this past school year. Before long, the words seemed silly as Loberg persistently put her stamp on breakthrough seasons for the school’s girls volleyball and girls basketball teams. Turns out those four syllables held true in at least one respect. Although she didn’t always look the part, Loberg, the 2013-14 Kane County Chronicle-St. Charles Bank & Trust Female Athlete of the Year, admitted to the jitters every so often. “Once the game starts, I’m usually OK, but just warming up,” Loberg said. “I think when there’s people there, I always get really nervous because, I don’t know, it just scares me a little bit. But once I get on the court and I start playing, it’s better. I just have to calm myself down.” Loberg inspired frenzies throughout the fall and winter, a 6-foot-2 volleyball outside hitter and basketball center whose teams advanced to one state tournament with another supersectional appearance. Once, when her sports overlapped, the forces of nature conspired to help Loberg back to the lineup. OK, so it was Vikings girls basketball coach Sarah Meadows hauling ice to Loberg’s classes after a club volleyball injury threatened to keep her out of basketball regionals, but if that doesn’t illustrate her value to Geneva, what does? “We needed that ankle to heal as quickly as we could get it,” Meadows said. Although Loberg missed the Vikings’ regional semifinal, she returned for the rest of a stretch run that saw the Vikings barrel through a wall of higher seeds en route to a fourth-place finish in Class 4A. Loberg averaged a team-high 13.9 points and 9.1 rebounds in 24 games after an

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Geneva freshman Grace Loberg is the Kane County Chronicle Female Athlete of the Year. The Vikings finished fourth in Class 4A in basketball and the volleyball program reached the supersectional title match. early-season call-up. A little more than three months earlier, Loberg almost helped Geneva to the volleyball state tournament as the Vikings lost in a supersectional. She had 312 kills and 179 digs as the Vikings claimed the program’s first sectional title. Earlier this week, Loberg left with her Fusion South volleyball teammates to represent the Batavia-based club at the national tournament in Florida. She admits volleyball is her primary focus, and has discussed with her mother, Colleen, and Meadows the likelihood of re-evaluating her basketball participation before each season. Loberg began playing basketball in third grade, and one of the reasons she tried out for Geneva speaks to the cut-out collage on display in the family’s front lawn: A basketball and volleyball attached to a post beneath a Viking helmet. “It would have been weird to stop playing,” Loberg said. So she didn’t. She opened the basketball season with the sophomore team – alongside volleyball running and swinging mate Ally Barrett – before Meadows promoted her to the varsity in December after

More online Log on to video to see Grace Loberg’s reflection on her standout freshman year at Geneva. point guard Michaela Loebel’s knee injury. Another reason those “FRESH-MAN!” chants bordered on the out-of-place: Loberg often blushed at the sound. “She is the most humble kid with so much talent, and I don’t know what it is,” Meadows said. “I don’t know if she doesn’t realize how talented she is or she just doesn’t care. It’s never about Grace Loberg. It’s about the team. And to have that attitude at such a young age is cool.” Loberg is the second of four sports-loving siblings born to Greg and Colleen, who met as Indiana undergrads. Matt, the oldest, plays football and will be a Geneva senior in the fall. There’s a pigskin cutout below a Viking helmet on the lawn, too. The family lovingly calls Greg “crazy volleyball dad” for his penchant for the sport,

especially on the busy club scene, a passion he cultivated while dating his future wife. Colleen Loberg was a Hoosiers middle hitter in the early 1990s, with St. Charles East coach Jennie Kull serving as an Indiana assistant. Kull’s daughter, Morgan, plays alongside Grace Loberg in club ball these days, and naturally, the moms reminisce. Colleen Loberg finds herself celebrating points all over again, and sometimes has to work to contain herself. Her oldest daughter, slightly taller, owns an upper hand there. “You know what, they’re growing up and everyone says, ‘Well, won’t that be exciting?’ ” Colleen Loberg said. “The first time I remember when she was in sixth grade and playing in a tournament. ... I remember sitting there watching and going, ‘Huh.’ I mean, she’s just quick and natural and never gets flustered. That’s the thing that I think really helps her. No matter how exciting the game is, how low or high, she kind of stays even, which I think is good, because it’s hard.”

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St. Charles East graduate Nicole Rae hopes a busy summer tournament slate helps propel her into a successful senior season at Iowa. Rae also is a marketing intern at the Big Ten Network this summer. internship in the Big Ten Network’s marketing program as a stepping stone. “Sports broadcasting or any broadcasting, it’s a lot about who you know and who’s in your network,” Rae said. “I’ve just been trying to broaden my network, make some connections and see where it takes me.” Much of her work this month has revolved around an upcoming Big Ten-sponsored 5K and 10K run at Soldier Field that helps usher in the college football season. She did some mock broadcast

work during a TV news production class in the spring and will look to get involved as much as possible with student-run TV broadcasts in the fall. Her schedule revolves around golf commitments, but that also could work the other way. If Rae approaches her career as she has putting lately, she should like her chances. • Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.

Ariana Furrie is leaning toward entering next month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier at Homewood’s Ravisloe Country Club. Until then, the former St. Charles North standout is honing her game in a more recreational but still effective way. Furrie enjoys free rounds as a summer employee of Hilldale Ariana Furrie Golf Club in Hoffman Estates. She helps book tee times before setting out on her own. “I’ve been practicing a lot, basically, and working, too, so takes a lot out of my day,” Furrie said. Furrie shined in her freshman season at NCAA Division I Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, averaging a team-low 81 to earn 2014 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year. She also was named to the NEC’s all-conference second team. By the time the spring season rolled around, Furrie already had plenty of time to get acclimated to her ultrametropolitan surroundings. “It was OK. I had a good time,” Furrie said. “It’s a different setting, but it’s easy to get used to. It’s similar to here; a different place, but still busier.”

Reynolds pays tribute Marmion wrestling assistant Donny Reynolds capped a recent busy stretch by playing in Monday’s Ken Gerdes Cup, a memorial for the late former Providence wrestler, at Broken Arrow in Lockport. Reynolds, a Providence alumnus, had flown back from Daytona Beach, Florida, early Sunday after helping coach Team Illinois to a title at Cadet Freestyle Nationals over the weekend. – Kevin Druley,

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Nicole Rae hardly frets over her short game during those occasionally lengthy train rides into Chicago. A Big Ten women’s golfer interning for the Big Ten Network, the St. Charles East product finds the newfound confidence in her putting parlays itself in other areas, too. Everything builds from golf. Rae advanced to the championship semifinals of last week’s IWGA state women’s amateur at Bloomington’s Crestwicke Country Club one year after bowing out in the first flight. The Iowa senior-to-be credited her climb to putting above all. “Just a lot of repetition, a lot of drills, just anything to really build confidence,” Rae said. “I think that is something for me in the spring that I started to struggle with a little bit, just always maintaining my confidence and doing the best that I could, and a lot of it was frustration with struggles with the short game.” Rae took eventual champion Lexi Harkins of Crystal Lake to the 18th hole of her match-play semifinal before Harkins made a clutch putt of her own to win, 1-up. “Had a pretty good go,” Rae said. “A bummer, for sure, but definitely an improvement from last year.” That development fits a pattern. Rae competed in a career-high eight tournaments and 23 rounds for the Hawkeyes as a junior, shaving her 18-hole average from 81.42 to 79.09. Her 74 at the Westbrook Invitational in February in Peoria, Arizona, marked a career-best round. She also established a new 54-hole best by 10 strokes at the same event. Rae hopes a busy summer tournament schedule – including next month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier at Homewood’s Ravisloe Country Club – keeps her trending downward. Remember, in golf, that’s a good thing. “We’re going to have a really strong schedule this year,” Rae said, “and I think it’ll be a really good year for me. A senior-year golf thing.” In step with the notable NCAA public service announcement, Rae figures she’ll “go pro in something other than sports” when she graduates. She aspires to a career in sports broadcasting, and looks to her


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Former Indiana standout Kyle Schwarber, the parent Cubs’ first-round draft pick earlier this month, is expected to make his Cougars’ debut when the team hosts Cedar Rapids tonight.

Schwarber now off the bus, into lineup By KEVIN DRULEY Kyle Schwarber mastered the Short-A Northwest League in five games and 22 plate appearances, batting .600 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. The parent Cubs swiftly promoted the fourth overall pick in this month’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft from Boise to the Class-A Cougars on Tuesday, albeit before Schwarber could collect one more big number. He just missed that inaugural 10-hour road trip to Eugene, Oregon. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t get out of town fast enough on that bus to keep him with us,” Boise manager Gary Van Tol said. “We were just pulling out of the parking lot, actually, when I got the call.” Schwarber grabbed his bags and shuttled his 6-foot, 240-pound frame toward the door, moving past high fives and well-wishes from the Hawks with whom he shared a clubhouse for about a week. Expect a similar reception from his new teammates – if not a likely throng of fans – as Schwarber prepares for his expected Cougars debut at 6:30 p.m. today against visiting Cedar Rapids. A catcher/outfielder,

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Schwarber batted .358 with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs in 59 games in his junior season at Indiana. He signed with the Cubs for $3.125 million June 11, six days after he was drafted, and joined Boise just in time for the team’s season opener Friday. “That in itself is very uncommon nowadays for a guy to go that high in the draft, and he just wants to play,” Van Tol said. “And that speaks highly of himself and obviously that speaks highly of the front office and what they think of him.” Last season, 18th-round infielder Giuseppe Papaccio was the first member of the Cubs’ 2013 draft class to join the Cougars, coming to the club July 4. Van Tol said Schwarber feels most comfortable at catcher, where he played in his professional debut, smacking a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Tri-City Dust Devils. However, the organization isn’t shy about accelerating Schwarber’s development in the outfield, and Van Tol lauded a handful of ranging plays Schwarber made as the Hawks’ left fielder in his final two games at Short-A.

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camp during the day and we work on skills,” Nazos said. “We then come and play at night and what really needs to be worked on, we come back and do it the next morning.” In the first game, Batavia jumped out to a 12-5 lead against the North Stars. North whittled the lead down and tied the game, 18-18, at halftime. The lead see-sawed between the teams in the second half. A Danny Pieczynski 3-pointer from the left corner tied the game at the end of the second half. The Bulldogs’ defense took over in the second game. St. Francis was scoreless for the first six minutes of the contest. The Spartans were held to three baskets in the first 18 minutes and trailed, 16-8, at halftime. The second half was similar as St. Francis scored its first points of the period at the 12:40 mark. “We’ve got a lot of competition, which is good,” Nazos said. “We lost a tough one at the buzzer in the first game against [St. Charles] North. I thought we played well there in the second game. “I really like the way the summer is going for us,” Nazos said. ”I think we have made a lot of progress individually and we’ve also made a lot of progress as a team.”


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GENEVA – Wednesday’s Geneva Summer League boys basketball game between Batavia and St. Francis would have been a scorekeeper’s nightmare – if there had been one. The contest, played with a running clock, only a time keeper and referees who did not overtax their whistles, featured players without j e r s e y n u m - Jim Nazos bers, teammates with the same uniform number and wholesale substitutions. The formalities of a varsity basketball game will wait for winter. The summer league, at least for Batavia, is about player and team development. “The whole thing in the summer is we try to get individually better, team better. The summer is just about ourselves,” Batavia coach Jim Nazos said. “We’re taking two new classes and meshing them together into a team so we will be ready to go in the new season. Whatever St. Charles and Geneva are doing, I don’t really pay attention; basically, I’m concerned with us.” St. Charles North edged Batavia, 39-38, with a last second basket in overtime in the first game of the night. The Bulldogs, leading all the way, beat St. Francis in the second contest, 30-19. League games are played with two 18-minute halves. Nazos has several rosters spot to fill on his team, which finished last year with an 8-18 record. Six varsity players, including starters Micah Coffey, Tucker Knox and Jeremy Schoessling, graduated last month. “The purpose [of the summer league] for us is we go to

“The purpose [of the summer league] for us is we go to camp during the day and we work on skills. We then come and play at night and what really needs to be worked on, we come back and do it the next morning.”

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• COUGARS Continued from page 30 Schwarber will become the highest overall draft pick to play for the Cougars since Adrian Gonzalez, the No. 1 selection in 2000, started at first base for the 2001 Midwest League champions. Out of this World: Several Cougars stoked the blaze of patriotic tweets Monday as the U.S. men’s national soccer team opened World Cup group play with a riveting 2-1 victory against Ghana. Such enthusiasm bodes well for today’s “World Cup Soccer Night” promotion, which includes a replica U.S. jersey T-shirt giveaway to the first 1,500 fans age 14 and younger. A few players are veterans of international baseball, which debuted its version of the World Cup with the World Baseball Classic in 2006. JenHo Tseng pitched one inning for Chinese Taipei in the 2013 Classic. Fellow righty Tyler Bremer started against Chinese Taipei and Cuba as part of a Team USA age group event in the Netherlands a few years ago. “That was a culture shock, for sure,” Bremer said. “Just seeing how the fans react. Dancing in the stands and stuff like that. That was probably my most fond baseball moment in terms of playing somewhere special like that.”

A list of notable first-round draft picks to play for the Cougars: Charles Johnson, 1993 Mark Kotsay, 1996 Josh Beckett, 2000 Adrian Gonzalez, 2001 Joe Blanton, 2003 Jemile Weeks, 2008 Kyle Zimmer, 2012 Albert Almora, 2013

Homing device: The Cougars play 17 of their first 27 games of the second half at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The club went 28-7 at home before the All-Star break, sparking optimism for a repeat performance after winning the first-half Western Division title. “We don’t want to coast or be content or anything,” outfielder Shawon Dunston Jr. said. “Take it to them in the second half, and hopefully you win that and then go win in the playoffs.” Playoff tickets for the Cougars’ Western Division semifinal will go on sale at 9 a.m. today. The Cougars will host Game 2 of the best-of-three series at 6 p.m. Sept. 4, and also host a possible third game at the same time the next night. For information, contact the Cougars’ ticket office at 630-232-8811 or log on to www.

SPORTS BRIEFS 35.1 percent from 3-point range. While he realizes he’s a sizable longshot to WALTHAM, Massachusetts – Dave Dudzinski has a knack get selected by the Celtics for playing on the professional or any other NBA team, he viewed the opportunity with a basketball periphery. nothing-to-lose demeanor. As a Kaneland junior, he With such marquee draft contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds in a Knights’ loss to prospects as Shabazz Napier Geneva at the United Center. (Connecticut) and Keith Appling (Michigan State) workThis week, the recent Holy ing out alongside him, why Cross graduate from Elburn trained with the Boston Celt- not try to wow his high-profile ics, helping fill out the team’s observers? Celtics coach Brad pre-NBA Draft workouts at the Stevens led the practices, while Celtics president of Celtics’ practice facility. basketball operations Dan“It’s kind of a surreal moment, being out here with all ny Ainge was among those looking on. these guys you watched on “In college, I was more of TV every year,” Dudzinski told a back-to-the-basket player Boston reporters. “The opportunity is fantastic and I’m with some spot-up shots,” Dudzinski told reporters, “but really happy to be here and in here, I was trying to show show them what I can do.” off the dribble a little bit, A 6-foot-9 forward, Dudzinski averaged 15.1 points something I’ve been working on, and that I can play and 7.4 rebounds a game defense, guard a guy one-onlast season while shooting

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Cubs promote Bryant to Triple-A Iowa CHICAGO – Cubs prospect Kris Bryant, the team’s top pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, was promoted Wednesday from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa. Bryant, a third baseman who bypassed the Class-A Cougars last season, led the Southern League in several offensive categories, including batting average (.355), home runs (20) and RBIs (58). “I’m sure [Bryant] is going to continue to swing the bat well,” Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta said. The Cubs defeated the Miami Marlins, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon to win their second straight road series. – Staff, wire reports


“We don’t want to coast or be content or anything.” Shawon Dunston Jr. Cougars outfielder on the team’s outlook after the squad won the first-half Western Division title, guaranteeing spot in the playoffs

Loberg excited for 2nd year • LOBERG Continued from page 28 Grace Loberg is eager for another run in 2014-15. There will be different casts around her in both sports, beginning in volleyball, where longtime coach K.C. Johnsen has stepped down. Assistant Annie Seitelman, a former Indiana player who taught Loberg in PE class this year, takes

over. “[Johnsen] was really great to give me a shot and let me play varsity with them,” Loberg said. “He helped me.” In the next breath, she describes her excitement to play under Seitelman, who’s brimming herself after implementing recent open gyms. Regardless of her year in school, the gym doesn’t figure to close on Loberg’s watch. That would just be weird.

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Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Abandon the dead weight that is holding you back. Learn from past experience and set new goals. Identify what’s important to you and how you can use your skills to suit your dreams, hopes and wishes for the future. Positive action is the answer. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You will not get a lot of cooperation today. Be prepared to do as much as you can on your own, without worrying about what others are up to. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You will get along well with others today. Share your hopes and dreams to elicit some interesting suggestions. This would be an ideal time for a getaway. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Money matters appear favorable. Financial aid will appear from an unexpected source. An intriguing offer will lay the groundwork for a change of direction. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Resist the inclination to give up when faced with an obstacle. Don’t let stubbornness lead to a missed opportunity. You will discover that things aren’t as difficult as you thought. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Don’t get flustered by the changes taking place lately. Things will calm down in good time. Ride out the storm and show maturity and leadership. After all, the situation is only temporary. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You will be rewarded for your hard work. Your skills and common sense are valuable qualities, so make sure you are available to attend as many career functions or get-togethers as possible. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Family members are relying on you to help out around the home. Don’t complain or try to rationalize your behavior. Do your share and avoid criticism and bad feelings. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Get in touch with someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Whether it’s an old business acquaintance or friend, re-establishing the connection will be eye-opening. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – If your routine has become too predictable, try doing something new. Consider learning a new skill or language, or look for valuable information that could spark an interesting endeavor. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Bring your feelings out into the open. Let those close to you know what is distressing you. The longer you postpone discussing what’s bothering you, the more difficult it will be to resolve issues. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t reveal a piece of information that was given to you in confidence. It’s time to update your filing system. Sort through all of your documents and purge any that are no longer relevant. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Do your best to be a successful advocate for a worthy cause. Your compassion, coupled with your knowledge and skill, will help you achieve positive reforms.

By STEPHANIE MERRY The Washington Post One trillion dollars. That unfathomable number – the amount of student loan debt we’ve managed to rack up – hovers ominously over the economy. And, unlike the housing crisis, there’s no option for foreclosure. Bankruptcy won’t make the bills stop coming. How did we get here? Andrew Rossi’s documentary “Ivory Tower” gets to the bottom of that while examining another hot topic: Is higher education, with its skyrocketing price tag, worth it? After all, as the movie shows, some parents are basically bankrolling little more than four years (or more) of keg stands and frat parties. One of the most interesting discoveries is that it’s not just students who are in debt. In the spirit of competitiveness, colleges have had to up the ante. If one school has a rock-climbing wall, then the others need one, too. The same goes for bigger stadiums, better pools and cushier housing. But in Rossi’s travels, from Columbia University to Bunker Hill Community College, Stanford to Spelman, he uncovers different approaches to higher education, where experimentation is working and kids are learning – without going bankrupt. One of those places is Deep Springs, a two-year, all-male college on a California cattle ranch. Tuition is free, but students are expected to do manual labor between lectures about Nietzsche and Hegel. The documentary also spends quite a bit of time at Cooper Union in New York City, where, until recently, tuition was nil. But when the school tried to keep up with the Joneses (or at least the Harvards), and underwent a massive, costly remodeling, the board had to rethink the gratis approach. The decision was met with a months-long student sit-in in the president’s office. “Ivory Tower” covers a lot of ground, and sometimes the focus feels diffuse. There are so many tricky issues – from massive, open online courses and high administrative salaries (according to the movie, the University of Chicago’s president makes an astounding $3.3 million) to the Silicon Valley approach to education, which generally involves dropping out – that it might not have made sense to try to cover them all. And although some subjects are compelling – including a formerly homeless Cleveland kid attending Harvard on a full academic scholarship – they don’t always speak precisely to the point of the documentary.

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Andrew Rossi’s documentary “Ivory Tower” gets to the bottom of student loan debt, while examining another hot topic: Is higher education, with its skyrocketing price tag, worth it? Meanwhile, we don’t get much information about rankings, which is a major part of the equation. If all of these schools are pouring money into bells and whistles for the prestige of a top spot in U.S. News and World Report, it would be helpful to know just how those rankings are done. In a democracy, education is paramount, and the student loan crisis is a problem on various fronts. Having so

many millennials in deep debt is bad for the economy, of course, but worse still is what they may not have gotten for their not-yet-earned cash: the knowledge and critical thinking skills to advance our society.

• “Ivory Tower” received three stars out of four. The film is rated PG-13 and contains obscenity and partying. It runs 90 minutes.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Lou Gehrig (1903-1941), baseball player; Paula Abdul (1962), singer/TV personality; Laura Ingraham (1964), radio host/author; Zoe Saldana (1978), actress; Macklemore (1983), rapper. - United Features Syndicate

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ADVICE Early cancer detection could have saved friend Dear Abby: A childhood friend of mine died from cervical cancer. “Katy” died because she didn’t go to her OB/GYN for annual Pap smears. She was a wife and mother who was responsible in every other way. Katy simply couldn’t face a pelvic exam because throughout her childhood she had been molested by her father. I know it’s true, because her father molested me, too. Katy’s doctor told her that had it been caught in the early stages, her cancer would have been curable. She hadn’t been to see her OB/GYN since her last child was born nine years before. Because of what her father did to her, she was unable to allow anyone other than her husband to touch her. Abby, my friend fought to stay alive for her husband and children, whom she loved with all her heart. But in the end, cancer took her.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips PLEASE remind every woman and sexually active teenage girl about the importance of a yearly exam. Those who feel they can’t deal with the exams should force themselves to talk to their OB/ GYN and explain their fear. Otherwise, the sexual predators win again. – Sick Of Molesters Dear Sick Of Molesters: Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your friend. She won’t have died in vain if women of every age heed your message about the importance of regular examinations, which should start as soon as a girl becomes sexually active. Dear Abby: I have been married to my husband, “Henry,” for 25 years, and he refuses to call me by name. He just calls out or starts

talking. He addresses our daughter’s relatives, our neighbors and even our dog by name – but refuses to say mine. I know things could be worse. I’m not abused physically, but I feel mentally abused. Can you give me an insight on how to cope with this? – Nameless In South New Jersey Dear Nameless: What Henry has been doing is called “passive aggression.” It’s a pattern of behavior that can occur in a variety of contexts. In your case, it’s consistently failing to do something he knows would please you. This does not, however, mean that you shouldn’t have some counseling. Once you have recognized Henry’s behavior for exactly what it is, you must then ask yourself why you have tolerated it for a quarter of a century. • Write Dear Abby at www.

Braces for adults can achieve excellent results Dear Doctor K: I’m in my 40s and can finally afford to straighten my teeth. Am I too old for braces? What are my options? Dear Reader: Adults have 32 teeth whose job is to break down the variety of foods in the human diet. (On my website,, I’ve put an illustration of the different types of human teeth, and what we use them for.) If someone is born with crooked teeth, childhood is the best time to get teeth straightened. But adults can and often do opt for orthodontic treatment – with excellent results. Braces can move the teeth in a variety of directions and treat many teeth at the same time. Braces consist of brackets, usually made of stainless steel, which are cemented or bonded to tooth surfaces. Wires are threaded through the brackets to direct the force being applied to the teeth. Elastic bands or springs may be attached to boost pressure. If it suits your style, you can opt for colored wires and elastics. You can also choose tooth-colored ceramic or clear plastic brackets, which are less noticeable. These tend to cost more than metal braces. Ceramic brackets can break, and they may not be

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff as comfortable on lower teeth as metal brackets. Plastic brackets aren’t as strong as stainless steel and may stain over time. Treatment with ceramic and plastic devices may take longer than with stainless steel braces. Some orthodontists offer a lingual appliance. This device attaches to the back of the teeth so the brackets and wires don’t show when you smile. They can irritate the tongue and tend to be more expensive and require more care than traditional braces. Another alternative to traditional braces is a series of removable custom-made, form-fitted trays made of clear plastic. These devices, known as aligners, exert slight pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them. Every two weeks you switch to a new set of trays until the teeth reach their final position. This system may be a good choice if you need only minor corrections. I once had a patient who had suffered one hard knock after

another as a child: no father, a mother getting in trouble with drugs, five younger siblings to help raise and no money. But she was determined to advance in the world. She completed high school and junior college, and was starting work as an administrative assistant. The first time she came into my office, I noticed two things: how awkward and lacking in confidence she was, and her very crooked teeth. A few years later, now in her early 30s, she told me she had taken out a loan so she could get braces. I wondered (to myself) if that was a wise decision, given the many other things she could have done with the money. I didn’t see her for two years. Then one day she reappeared. Gone was the awkward, shy young woman. “So good to see you again, doctor,” she said, with a smile full of straight teeth. It was then I noticed something I’d missed before: She was transformed.

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Buzz over to sweeter flower Dr. Wallace: I’ve been dating Stephanie for almost a year. Most of the time we had good times, but the bad times came when she ignored me and flirted with other guys. When I challenged her about this, she said that she needed to flirt because it stroked her ego and made her feel “really” wanted. Last week I finally had my fill of her ego and told her that if she continued flirting, I was going to end the relationship. I was shocked when she told me that she was going to continue stroking her ego and that if I didn’t like it, I should buzz off. Now the “ball is in my court.” What should I do? I really like Stephanie. – Mitch, Tampa, Florida Dear Mitch: It’s time to end the relationship with Stephanie for I fear things will not improve. Wish her well and then buzz over to a sweeter flower – a rose, a daisy, an iris, an orchid – you get my message! Dr. Wallace: I’m a 13-year-old girl and live with my mother and a new stepfather. My mother and father were divorced a year ago. I liked my real dad, but he wasn’t a good husband or a good father. The reason is that he is an alcoholic and he is out of control most of the time. My mother is a teacher, but my dad didn’t have a job. My dad has moved to Mexico and lives with his mother, and he has not been in contact with me since he called me nine months ago to tell me goodbye. My stepfather is

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace also a teacher and is a nice guy. He is also divorced and has two sons, but they live with their mother. Our house is very peaceful now and I like that, but I haven’t made up my mind if I will ever be close to my stepfather. I’m finding it difficult to accept him as a family member, and I’m not so sure that I will ever accept him as my stepfather. Right now I could never call him dad. I am pleased that he is kind to my mom and he is nice to me. It’s just that I don’t have a good feeling about him. Help! – Nameless, Del Rio, Texas Dear Nameless: It takes time to learn to respect and have good feelings for a stepparent. It takes patience and everyone’s constant effort to have open and honest communication for a stepfamily to blend. A common adjustment period for stepparent and child is two years, according to Phoenix clinical psychologist Dr. Linda Brewster. The bonding process is gradual, so don’t try to hurry things along. Never feel things are your fault if misunderstandings arise. Keep smiling and remember that your stepfather is also in a new role and could be having the same emotions that you are having. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@


BRIDGE by Phillip Alder

Do not win a trick two times over


Willie Tyler, a ventriloquist, comedian and actor, said, “The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time.” How does this segue into a bridge deal? With difficulty! South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond ace. What ought to happen after that? North responded with the Jacoby Forcing Raise, showing four or more hearts, game-forcing values and, usually, no singleton or void (because with a short suit, North would have made a splinter bid). South rebid four hearts to indicate a minimum opening bid with no singleton or void. At 999 tables out of 1,000, East would signal with his diamond nine under partner’s ace, starting a high-low with a doubleton. West would then cash the diamond king and give his partner a diamond ruff. Whatever East does next, though, South wins, draws trumps and claims 10 tricks: one spade, five hearts and four clubs. However, East should realize that he does not need a ruff to gain a trump trick. So he should not advertise his doubleton. Instead, he should play his diamond four at trick one. Then the spotlight falls on West. If East has just played a singleton, it would probably be right to continue diamonds. But if South has four diamonds, he would have exactly 2-5-4-2 distribution, which is unlikely. Instead, West should think about shifting. And given the dummy, a spade looks better than a club. Note that this is the only way to defeat the contract, the defenders then taking one spade, one heart and two diamonds.

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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC Chemtech Plastics, Inc., a state of the art Injection Molding Company in Elgin is seeking a highly motivated Maintenance Mechanic. Qualified candidate must be able to maintain, evaluate and repair equipment such as injection molding machines, dryers, granulators and automation cells. Minimum 3 year of experience with preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting of Injection Molding machines is a requirement. Additional responsibilities include general facility maintenance, and perform miscellaneous tasks as required. Qualifications: High School or equivalent Must be able to read electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic blueprints Great salary and an excellent benefits package, including: 401K, health dental & disability insurance and paid vacations. Qualified candidates should apply in person or e-mail resume to:

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ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD, YARD, TOOLS & MISC. SEE WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE LISTING!! OWNERS: C & W. PETERS, M. BRUGGER, R. CASE, D. BEEMSTERBOER, K. KOWAL & B. FAITH Terms: Cash or checks w/proper I.D. Visa, Mastercard & Discover accepted. 9% Buyers Premium w/ 4% discount for cash or check. No property to be removed until settled for. All items sold “AS IS”. Number system will be used. Must have driver’s license for registration. Not responsible for accidents or items after purchase. Announcements day of sale prevail over written material.

This property includes 48 M.O.L. highly productive tillable acres, consisting of Catlin and Flannigan as the principle soil types mixed with class A & B. The tillable acres are situated south of creek road behind the building improvements. The property is located in the Somonauk Township in the northwest 1/4 of section 10, DeKalb County commonly known as 15226 Creek Road Sandwich, IL with road frontage running along both sides of Creek Road. On the south side of Creek Road, the property has many improvements that includes a sprawling 3,000 square foot Brick front Ranch style home that has, (4) bedrooms, a three car oversized attached garage, (3) fully fixture baths, (2) half baths, partially covered rear deck and a heated pool house with loft. The home is a must see! With smart floor plan. Other amenities on the main floor include the master bedroom, (2) large family rooms, large eat-in kitchen with snack bar, custom oak cabinetry, wonderful lighting, lots of pantry closets, covered front porch, brick fireplace in family room. The lower level of the home is completely refinished with bathroom, family room, 2 laundry areas and bar. Continuing, the property is improved with a tastefully refinished barn with metal roof and siding that has exterior deck and balcony. (2) Three car garages the one attached has heated floors. The barn is two and half stories with roughly 3700 square feet to do with what you like. The loft area is an open concept which includes a kitchen, sleeping area, large family room and sitting area, a fully fixture bathroom and lots of windows to provide natural lighting. The lower level of the barn is also open which could be used for most anything like an office, craft area or studio. The lower level has a laundry area, half bath w shower and walk in safe. Additionally, there is an 84’x 58’, metal wrapped shop providing nearly 4,900 sq. feet with 2 large overhead doors and concrete floor. Approximately 1,500 sq. feet of the shop was used as a wood working area with heated floors, radiant ceiling heat and small office area. Along the north side of Creek road are roughly 10 beautiful acres, full of hard wood trees improved with a metal wrapped heated barn with loft, water and electric. Being used as a kennel. Other improvements on this 10 acres include a gazebo, gardeners shed and high fenced in area to house livestock, exotic animals or game birds if you like. The Somonauk Creek runs along the north boundary of this 10 acres. Many other amenities include other small out buildings and sheds about the property too numerous to detail and mention. Tastefully landscaped, mature landscaping throughout, many extras that include a coy pond in front of the ranch style home, not currently in use, other animal sheds, outbuildings and fenced in areas. The property’s landscaping includes a stone wall, perennial flower beds, mulch planting beds and pathways. The Concrete horseshoe driveway provides easy in and out access. The house and barn have their own septic and wells, both have central air. All the improvements, sheds and out buildings have been well built and maintained using quality material and thought. Inspection of the property is by appointment only, contact the Auctioneers here in Listed The property will be sold as a single unit by the number of gross surveyed acres’ times the bid price as based on the most recent survey. Terms: $50,000.00 down day of sale with the balance at closing which shall be on or before August 29th 2014. Possession of the tillable acres subject to the farm Tenants rights. The 2014 cash rent and Real Estate Tax will be prorated at closing. Title will be evidenced by a commitment for title Insurance, subject to usual conditions and exceptions will be furnished by sellers in the amount of the selling price. Successful buyer will be required to enter into a contract for real Estate Purchase and submit the required down payment upon sellers’ acceptance of the finial bid on the day of sale. A current survey will be furnished by seller prior to closing. For matters related to Title, Contract Agreement or other legal matters contact the attorney as listed. The property is being sold in “as is” condition and with NO CONTINGENCY. Potential Buyers, if necessary should have financial arrangements made prior to the sale day.


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NOW HIRING!! LTI Services seeking to fill open positions for the Aurora and Romeoville area on all 3 Shifts Where: LTI Services Office 3 N. Smith Street Aurora, IL 60505 REQUIREMENTS: Reliable Transportation Forklift experience for Romeoville location Must be able to stand for long periods of time Must be able to work weekends Able to lift up to 15 lbs. Ability to pass background check and drug screen E-Verify will be required for this position Any questions please feel free to contact our office at: (630)806-7947 from 7am-6pm

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DESCRIPTION OF FARMLAND AND IMPROVEMENTS 45.2 acres M.O.L. of improved farmland in section 19, Milan Township, DeKalb County, IL The soils are Danabrook Silt Loam, Elpaco Silty Clay Loam, and Parr Silt Loam. 11 yr. old 1600 sq. ft. ranch home w/3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Stone fireplace, large deck, full basement and a 2 car attached garage. 24’ x 24’ metal pole building, heated w/ bathroom and a 24’ x 36’ detached 3 car garage. For Terms of Sale – contact Auctioneers

Comfort Station Lunch Available AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This auction features a great 35+ acre tract of farmland that includes a large steel structure building, as well as a variety of equipment & personal property. The land has a great location near I-88 and Hinckley Rd. Plan now on attending!!! DESCRIPTION OF FARMLAND: Cortland Township, Section 34, DeKalb Co. IL. Location: 3 miles southeast of Cortland IL or the corner of Hinckley Rd. and Gurler Rd. Legal Description: Part of the East ½ of South East ¼ of Section 34 Cortland Twp., DeKalb County IL. Acres: 35 Tillable Acreage: Approx. 24 tillable acres. Parcel & Tax Information: 09-34-400-009 & 2013 taxes are $2,844.34. The property is improved with a 60x150 (9000 sq ft) metal shed with concrete floor. It is bordered by I-88 to the north, Hinckley Rd. to the west and Gurler to the south. There are approx. 34 acres of tillable farmland with approx. 80% class A soils. There are some class B and C in the northwest and southwest corner, which has the shed located on it. This is highly productive farmland and is in a desirable location near I-88 and Rt. 38. REAL ESTATE TERMS: 10% down the day of the auction, with the balance due on or before July 28, 2014, at which time full possession will be given subject to the lease currently in place. Seller is to provide an appropriate stamped Deed as well as a merchantable Title Policy in the amount of the purchase price. This property is being conveyed in its “As-Is” condition without any contingencies with regard to financing and/or the sale of another piece of property. All announcements made the day of auction take precedence over all prior advertising. Contact Auctioneer John Bearrows for full details 815-739-9150. SHOP RELATED & PERSONAL PROPERTY: CASE CK584 fork lift tractor, gas, serial #5310326, approx. 7500 hrs. , 4000# lift; John Deere 301 loader tractor, POPS w/ front & back window, rear weights; Vermeer chipper, pull type; 6’ 3 pt. tandem disc harrow; 3 bottom steel pull plow on steel; 3 pt. field cultivator; Old sickle mower; Pull type cement mixer w/ electric motor; Used Lennox Pulse furnace model G14Q5-80-9, 80,000 BTU; Organizer bins on rollers; Craftsman 7500W generator; Walk behind gas powered vacuum; Pull type 15 gallon gas powered sprayer; Small air compressor; J-2900 gas powered pressure washer w/ Honda engine; CK 300 pressure washer hose reel; Some scrap iron; 3 pt. 2 bottom plow 14” no coulters; Older 265 LX walk behind floor scrubber (needs work); 10 step roll around ladder; Lg. assortment of display boards, office dividers; Several lateral file cabinets; Letter file cabinets; Assorted office chairs; Some Destar furniture in boxes; Assorted framed movie posters; Several cases of floral vases & baskets; Coolers; Stackable folding chairs; Hud truck; Shop Vac; Aluminum ladders; Pair of 17.5-24 tires on rims; Assorted shop brooms, tools & misc. items; Garden hose reel & hose; Walk behind single drum gas powered black top roller (tailgate brackets); Assorted 2x6 & 2x4 used lumber; Large assortment of rolling raffle drums; Several older desks; Theater type seats; Assorted ceiling speakers. Vehicle: 1986 MERKUR, approx. 66,000 miles, auto trans., 2 door, 4 cylinder EFI turbo engine, white in color, #WF1BP80W1GM662964. Boats: 1974 Glastron 16’ fiberglass boat, V-bottom, 70HP outboard motor w/ trailer model #J70ELCNB, serial #J6677256; 1980 Boston Whaler fiberglass 11’ tri-haul boat w/ 6HP Marineer long shaft outboard and trailer, serial #0G222869, Registration #3118HG; TIGAR SHARK 2 person wave runner w/ Karavan trailer Vin#186BXA16. Snowmobiles: Kawasaki (older needs work); 1984 John Deere Sportfire, shows 948 miles. PERSONAL PROPERTY TERMS: Cash or check w/ driver’s license ID, VISA, MasterCard, discover or American Express. No buyer’s premium. Announcements made the day of the auction take precedence over all prior advertising. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold.


OWNER: TIMOTHY & SHARON BRECHON Attorney for Seller: Chris Cosentino 213 S. 2nd St., DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-4441 AUCTIONEERS: JIM ELLIOTT - IL Licensed Auctioneer No. 040000574 - 815-343-2527 CRAIG ELLIOTT - IL. Licensed Auctioneer No. 441001460 - 815-325-4651; 815-498-3377

To settle the Stanley Waswil Estate, we will offer at Public Auction the following described Farmland w/ Steel Building, Shop & Personal Property items. This auction will be held on site at the corner of Hinckley and Gurler Rd., DeKalb County. Directions: East of DeKalb on Rt. 38 east of Peace Rd. to Cortland continue east approx. 2.5 miles to Hinckley Rd., go south approx. 1 mile to sale site. Look for Bearrows Real Estate & Auction Co. sign’s located east of Cortland on Rt. 38. Call Auctioneer John Bearrows at 815-562-5113 / 815-739-9150 or visit our web site at for further information & pictures.

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GENOA AMAZING GARAGE SALE! Thursday-Saturday! 416 Preserve Dr, Genoa in Riverbend Subdivision. 8:30AM-4PM 6/19-6/20. 8AM-noon 6/21. TONS of baby and child toys, shoes, baby girl clothes size newborn-6X, men's, women's, teens clothing. All name brand! Home decor items, furniture, TV's, and SO much more! Don't miss the best garage sale in town!


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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 8AM – 3PM 1065 PUEBLO DR. Rocking chair, Misc. Household.

THURS, JUNE 19 4PM - 7PM FRI & SAT JUNE 20 & 21 9AM - 3PM CAT – FOUND Large Black & White found in Crystal Lake neighborhood, sex not known, Very Shy, has been seen(lost) for several months. Call 815-459-4266

BATAVIA Fri & Sat: 8:30a-3:30p Sun: 8:00a-12:00p 651 Thorsen Lane Furniture, Clothes, Toys, Household Items, Books Electronics and much more....




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Coffee Table, glass top, wood base, very good condition. $50. 847-525-4569

COUCH SAINT CHARLES Multi-Family Garage Sale 1309 Fox Meadow Ct. Fri 8am-5pm & Sat 8am-4pm Items include kids toys, garden & lawn furniture. You name it, we may have it!

Sat & Sun Only: 10am – 6pm 8680 Gurler Rd, DEKALB Harley & motorcycle items, furniture, crafts, household, canoe, tools, books, games, TONS of GREAT STUFF Call/ text Susan at 815-739-2937 with questions.

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June 21 & 22 Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm 235 Sedgewick Cir.

K OF C RUMMAGE SALE St. Catherine's School Gym

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Black, Pier One, $125/obo. Corner computer bookcase desk. $45 or best offer. 630-879-5066

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DINING BUFFET - Solid Walnut. 63" w, 20" d, 31" h, from 1960s. Excellent condition. $375 obo. Call 630-277-8262

SANDALS - NEW Mephisto Naiade Sandals. Size 37/7. Brown Suede. Rhinestone embellishment. Wedge heel, very comfortable. $65. 630-518-5595

Washer, Gas Dryer & Dishwasher by Kenmore, White, Works Good & In Good Condition - $250. 630-513-1858

China Cabinet, 30” x 18” x 53” Oak, 2 Shelves, $125. 847-464-5543

FRI & SAT June 20 & 21 9AM-3PM 1905 Red Haw Ln. HUGE KIDS SALE!!! Maclaren Volo stroller, Step 2 playhouse & slide. Hand painted bookcase. Battery operated motorcycle, tricycle, scooter, kids clothes (boy 2-5, girl 7-12), toys, books, games, puzzles, baby items, & more.

ST. CHARLES Fundraiser HUGE Garage Sale June 19 & 20, 21 Thursday & Friday Saturday 8am – 5pm 3N581 & 3N601 Ponderosa Drive 2 mi. west of Randall & RT.64 off of Campton Hills Rd. 2 garages full of stuff priced to sell ! !

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Notice is given of the death of Margaret Marie Etherton-Dieboldt on January 27, 2014, and Letters Testamentary were issued on June 4, 2014, to Kathy LeRoy, 137 E.

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(Published in the Kane County Public Notice is hereby given Chronicle, June 19, 26 & July 3, 2014.) that on Wednesday, May 28, 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 AUCTION business known as ALL THINGS Wrigley Rooftops Chicago BLOOMING located at 5N470 Hid- Cubs Games & Wrigley Concerts! den Springs Dr, St Charles, IL Includes Bar, Food & Admission ONLY $79-$139 60175. Concerts Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton & Billy Joel Dated: May 28, 2014. 45+ Cubs Games remaining... 312-273-3196 /s/ John A. Cunningham www.Wrigley-Rooftops-Chicago.Kane County Clerk com



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Case No. 14 P 312 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Virginia M Bear who died on December 20, 2013, a resident of Carpentersville, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: William R. Bear, Jr, 430 Everett Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60114. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Raymond R. Geimer, 96 N Kennedy Dr, Carpentersville, IL 60110. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before December 12, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On June 5, 2014 an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative was entered. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnesses to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided in Article

y (1-877-336- County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transact(Published in the Kane County ing the business known as RENEW Chronicle, June 19 & 26, 2014.) HEALTH AND WELLNESS located at 1928 W Wilson St., Batavia, IL 60510.


Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134, or with the representative or the representative¡Çs attorney. Within 10 days after a claimant files its claim with the Court, the claimant must mail or deliver a copy of the claim to the representative AND to its attorney of record AND file with the Court proof of Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is sub- mailing or delivery of said copies. ject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any Linda M. Strohschein/ preference, limitation or discrimina- Marybeth Kadus tion based on race, color, religion, Attorney #6238185 sex, handicap, familial status or na- STROHSCHEIN LAW GROUP, LLC tional origin, or an intention, to 2455 Dean Street, Suite G make any such preference, limita- St. Charles, IL 60175 tion of discrimination." Familial sta- (630) 377-3241 tus includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal (Published in the Kane County custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children Chronicle, June 12, 19 & 26, 2014.) under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. PUBLIC NOTICE Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE equal opportunity basis. To com- SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS plain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hear- IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. VIRGINIA M BEAR 233 Sioux, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Date and Place of Death: December 20, 2013 Carpentersville, IL




grees 56 minutes 41 seconds West 540.00 feet along the South line of said Lot 45 for a point of beginning; thence continuing North 89 degrees 56 minutes 41 seconds West 160.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 19 seconds East, 299.95 feet to the South right of way line on Hagemann Drive; thence Easterly along the arc of a curve, concave Northerly, having a radius of 103.00 feet and a chord bearing of South 75 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds East, 52.21 feet to a point of tangency; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 41 seconds East 110.00 feet along said right of way, thence South 00 (Published in the Kane County /s/ Raymond R Geimer degrees 03 minutes 19 seconds Chronicle, January 19 & 21, Attorney West 287.00 feet to the point of 2014.) beginning in Kane County, Illinois. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 12, 19 & 26, 5. A common address or dePUBLIC NOTICE scription of the location of the real 2014.) estate is as follows: Notice is Hereby Given that on Lots 45-50 in Batavia Busi- June 16, 2014, Geneva Park Disness Park, Batavia, IL 60510 trict passed Ordinance 2014-7, the PUBLIC NOTICE Prevailing Wage Ordinance, in ac6. An identification of the Mort- cordance with the provisions of the STATE OF ILLINOIS gage sought to be foreclosed is as Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE follows: 130/0.01 et seq. Such Ordinance 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT a. Name of Mortgagor: EVAL is available for inspection by any COUNTY OF KANE Holdings, LLC interested party at the main office of b. Name of Mortgagee: RREF the Geneva Park District, 710 WestRREF II BHB-IL EHP, LLC, an Illi- II BHB-IL EHP, LLC, as assignee of ern Avenue, Geneva, IL 60134. nois limited liability company, RREF II BHB ACQUISITIONS, LLC, Plaintiff, as assignee of BMO Harris Bank, (Published in the Kane County vs. N.A., f/k/a Harris N.A. Chronicle, June 19, 2014.) EVAL HOLDINGS L.L.C., an Illinois c. Date of Mortgage: October Check us out online limited liability company, PARKING 3, 2005 LOT MAINTENANCE, INC., an Illid. Date of Recording: October nois corporation, A. M. & P. 12, 2005 CORP., an Illinois corporation, e. County Where Recorded: PUBLIC NOTICE ALLEN SAFLARSKI, individually, Kane County, Illinois EVELYN SAFLARSKI, individually, f. Recording Document ID: DEPARTMENT OF BATAVIA BUSINESS PARK OWNERS 2005K122356 HOMELAND SECURITY ASSOCIATION, INC., an Illinois Notfor-Profit Corporation, UNKNOWN NOW THEREFORE, unless you, FEDERAL EMERGENCY OWNERS and NON-RECORD UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONMANAGEMENT AGENCY CLAIMANTS, RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, Defendants. file your Answer to the Complaint for Foreclosure in this cause or oth- Proposed Flood Hazard DeterCase No. 2014 - CH - 803 erwise make your appearance minations for Kane County, IlliPUBLICATION NOTICE therein, in the offices of the Clerk of nois and Incorporated Areas the Circuit Court of Kane County, The requisite Affidavit for Publi- 540 South Randall Road, St. The Department of Homeland cation having been filed, notice is Charles, Illinois 60174, on or be- Security's Federal Emergency Manhereby given you, UNKNOWN fore July 19, 2014 (which is the agement Agency has issued a preOWNERS and NON-RECORD 30th day after the first publication liminary Flood Insurance Rate Map CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the of this notice), default may be en- (FIRM), and where applicable, above-entitled cause, that the tered against you at any time after Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, above-entitled Mortgage Foreclo- that day and a Judgment for Fore- reflecting proposed flood hazard sure action was filed on June 6, closure may be entered in accor- determinations within Kane County, 2014, and is now pending. dance with the prayer of said Com- Illinois and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations plaint. 1. The names of all Plaintiffs may include the addition or modifiand the Case Number are identified RENO & ZAHM LLP cation of Base Flood Elevations, above. By:/ s/ Ryan T. Straw base flood depths, Special Flood Ryan T. Straw Hazard Area boundaries or zone 2. The Court in which this action Attorney for RREF II BHB-IL EHP, designations, or the regulatory was brought is identified above. LLC, Plaintiff floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations 3. The name of the titleholder of RENO & ZAHM LLP record is: EVAL Holdings L.L.C. Anthony R. Phelps (#06297415) shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Kane County, Ryan T. Straw (#06297723) 4. A legal description of the real RENO & ZAHM llp Illinois and Incorporated Areas. estate sufficient to identify it with 2902 McFarland Road, Suite 400 These flood hazard determinations reasonable certainty is as follows: Rockford, IL 61107 are the basis for the floodplain That Part of Lots 45, 46, 47, Ph (815) 987-4050 management measures that your community is required to either 48, 49 and 50 in Batavia Business Fx (815) 987-4092 adopt or show evidence of being Park, being a subdivision of part of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 12 already in effect in order to qualify and part of the East 1/2 of Section or remain qualified for participation 13, Township 39 North, Range 8 (Published in the Kane County in the National Flood Insurance East of the Third Principal Meridian, Chronicle, June 19, 26 & July 3, Program. However, before these all in Kane County, Illinois, and 2014.) determinations are effective for part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity 18, Township 39 North, Range 9 to appeal the proposed informaEast of the Third Principal Meridian, PUBLIC NOTICE in Du Page County, Illinois, action. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for apcording to the plat thereof recorded in Kane County on June 30, 2000 peals, as well as a complete listing AUCTION as document number Notice is hereby given that the of the communities affected and the 2000K052067 and in Du Page Batavia Police Department shall locations where copies of the FIRM County, Illinois on June 30, 2000 place for sale, at public auction, are available for review, please visit website at as document R2000-099708, approximately 15 bicycles and var- FEMA's said part described as follows: ious articles of lost or stolen proper- commencing at the Southeast cor- ty, which are unclaimed. A list of e, or call the FEMA Map Informaner of Lot 45; thence North 89 de- these properties is available at the tion eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-

ange (F 877-FEMA-MAP 2627).


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prov VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admit-ting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284).


y oy Wayne Room for Rent 2nd St., Herbert, Illinois 60145; Linda Clarke, 300 Carla Drive, $350/mo + ¼ utilities and $350 sec dep. 630-377-7958 South Elgin, Illinois 60177; and Betty Wick, 418 Jay St., Elgin, Illinois 60120; as Co-Executors, whose attorney is Strohschein Law Group, LLC, 2455 Dean Street, Suite G, St. Charles, Illinois 60175.


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A charming cottage! Walk to downtown for shopping, dining, library and the Metra, or relax in the gorgeous yard. Three patio areas make outdoor entertaining easy! The updates throughout have been done in keeping with the character of the house. A beautiful new kitchen with upscale stainless appliances offers lots of storage, plus extra work space on the island. The baths are updated, as well. The Master and Second bedroom are reminiscent of a bed and breakfast. The Third bedroom is used as an office space and there is also a 1/2 bath (easily converted to a full bath). Move in ready! Enjoy the Festival Season in Geneva within a few blocks of home! Quick Close Possible!

302 Richards Street, Geneva


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2 Real Estate Transfers Batavia

14 N Washington Ave: Sold on or before 051914 by Louise M Pitts to Cyril W Matter; $220,000.00 231 Stone Manor Cir: Sold on or before 052214 by Barbara G Zeni to Peterine M Svoboda; $170,000.00 516 Blackhawk Dr: Sold on or before 051614 by Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee to Brooke D Adeszko; $279,500.00 749 Alberosky Way: Sold on or before 052114 by Nathan A Oostman to Michael A Chlovari; $240,000.00 764 Lake St: Sold on or before 051914 by Anthony Hacker to Michele Celozzi; $196,000.00 810 S Jefferson St: Sold on or before 051914 by Nienkerk Trust to Brian Buffo & Keely R Buffo; $298,000.00

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LARGE 5 BDR, 3.5 BATH HOME ON .5 ACRE WOODED LOT. Kitchen features Dacor cooktop, island and dinette area. Vaulted family room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and skylights. Sun room overlooks wooded lot. First floor den or bedroom and full bath. Turret in living room and master bedroom. Hardwood floors, finished basement, and three car garage.



1216 SQUARE FEET OF STAND-ALONE OFFICE BUILDING set up for business use on west side of St. Charles. Main level contains large reception area, 3 windowed offices, snack nook and bathroom. Additional space in finished basement is negotiable. On-site parking.


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



2690 E. Main St. • St. Charles Owned and Operated by NRT, Incorporated





CUSTOM ONE OWNER HOME IN BLACK WALNUT TRAILS. This home is a show stopper with wooded lot. Family room features a see through masonry fireplace and built-ins. Kitchen features a breakfast area and fireplace. First floor master suite with updated bath and large walk-in closet. Walk-in closets in remaining bedrooms. You are sure to enjoy the privacy on the deck and patio overlooking the gorgeous wooded yard.

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3 Bedroom/2.1 bath end unit townhome on the east side of St. Charles! 2 story entry. Spacious Dining Room and Living Room with a wood burning fireplace. Large Master Bedroom with whirlpool tub. Finished basement with a rec room and a fourth bedroom. Deep 2 car garage and with plenty of storage space. Very low monthly association fees. Quick close possible!

A great floor plan and unbelievable attention to detail! Two story entry leads to a great room with stone fireplace and judges ceiling. Spacious kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances overlooks a cozy hearth room and second fireplace. First floor master has huge bath with heated floors. Upstairs media room could be 5th bedroom. Sprinkler system, central vacuum, surround sound and English basement!

Dir.: Rt 38 Or Randall To Kaneville To Country Club To Bilarda. INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS home in one of Geneva’s premier neighborhoods! Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn could use this home in their catalogs... seriously!! Very stylish crown molding, dark stained Hardwood floors, and Quoizel lighting fixtures thru-out! AMAZING kitchen with custom cabinets, marble counter and back splash, NEW stainless steel appliances! New roof and mechanicals! Unlock front walkway and patio with GREAT fire pit!!

On one of THE most beautiful lots in Woods of Fox Glen! Extraordinary views of the golf course, pond and wooded vistas. Almost 10,000 square feet of living space in this spectacular home. Gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, two-story family room with wet bar, floor-to-ceiling fireplace and views! Wood paneled study with fireplace, finished walk-out lower level, sauna, huge deck, and pool!







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Directions: Randall to Red Gate (W) to Leola (S) to Deer Pond Dr. (E) to home. STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION by Havlicek boasts over 7,500 square feet of incredible high-end finishes, four fireplaces and unparalleled millwork! Dynamite kitchen with Wolf, Dacor, Sub-Zero, granite, walk-in pantry! Enormous 1st floor Luxurious master suite with fireplace and amazing spa-like bath. Geothermal, Radiant heat and Lifetime Roof! MUST be seen to be fully appreciated! Bluestone terraces and outdoor kitchen overlook pond and woods!!

Directions: Randall Rd. to Bolcum (W) to Burr Rd. (S) to Fairway (W ) to E. Lakeview (turns into N. Lakeview). Exquisite ALL Brick Estate overlooking Royal Hawk Golf Course! Great location, stunning views and southern exposure create the winning combination for this custom home built in 2004! Attention to detail is evident thru-out: 2x6 construction, radiant heat floors, 10’ ceilings in walk-out, basketball court, sprinkler, 3.5+ car garage! Gourmet kitchen with glazed cabinets, Thermador, Sub Zero, fridge drawers and walk-in pantry.

Tremendous home across from St. Charles North High School! Masterfully crafted with oversized millwork, volume ceilings, spacious rooms, hardwood floors and a versatile, open floor plan. Dream kitchen with huge island, Stainless Steel appliances and tons of cabinets! Sunroom makes a great eat-in area with access to deck, patio and great views! 2,600 Square feet unfinished WALK-OUT, 4 car garage, 5+ bedrooms and much more!

Directions: Rt. 38 to Rt. 31. South to Hawley. Turn left. Follow to the end. Tucked away on a private dead-end street this Gorgeous all brick Georgian home awaits. Fabulous Foyer with Marble floors, crystal chandelier and double staircase. Amazing Kitchen with tons of cabinets. First floor full bath! Hardwood floors and extensive millwork throughout. Butler’s pantry. Den features French doors and box beamed ceiling. Full finished English basement with wet bar and fireplace!






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

Courtyard entrance to 2/3 bedroom RanchTownhome with center atrium. Living room has wood burning fireplace that looks out onto the private patio which includes a 6’ high brick fence. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as an office. Master bath has private shower and plenty of closet space. This end unit is very quiet and private with mature trees surrounding the property. adno=0278714

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Trust to Lucinda Langemack; $255,000.00 932 Knox Ln: Sold on or before 051614 by Frederick Farbo to Kelly Horneman; $379,000.00

Open House Saturday, June 21st 1pm - 3pm

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A little piece of heaven on almost two acres! Views from the large deck and the balcony off the master bedroom suite show the private back yard bordered at the back by a little stream. The Cape Cod home is so much bigger than it looks. 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths. Walkout basement includes a large finished area plus storage space and workshop. Master suite features a luxurious bath, generous sitting area and sleeping quarters. The kitchen and baths are updated, and there is an abundance of stunning woodwork and built-ins. Over 3600 square feet of living space, and the yard is a must see! Horses allowed. Beautiful, private custom built home!

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 22, 2014 · 1pm - 7pm Whispering Pines 6 N 273 Denker Road in St. Charles

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Sotheby’s Luxury Home Team, Carla Steuck & Paula Ciardelli, and our office would like to cordially invite to experience this one of a kind extraordinary residence and its surrounds. We’re proud to present to you an example of classic European Design. Designed on a hill this wonderful example of classic European Design exhibits all of grandeur of a European sprawling walk out recreational ranch estate, but with all the charm of a country French equestrian retreat. Along with the recreation that this 14-acre parcel provides from boarding your own horse to swimming in the built-in pool a homeowner can also cruise the Fox River aboard a paddlewheel riverboat or canoe. Experience the abundance of parks and trails, perfect for spring and autumn hikes, and summertime picnics. Dine along the river, applaud live theater performances, browse and buy in antique and boutique shops and appreciate public art and architecture. Renowned events await you all year long in Greater St. Charles area.


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Showcase Home on Scenic Acre! $694,900 1st Floor Master! Sensational 4471sqft newer home filled w/ unsurpassed millwork & detail! Amazing coffered ceilings!~Hardwood on 1st flr! Front/back iron staircase/catwalk! Stunning Acre lot backs to private treeline/creek with garden back yard! ELG

St Charles Schools!


$639,000 4000 sf of Exceptional Quality!

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





$425,000 Convenient Location!

Quality “Sterling” built home! High profile millwork throughout! Tiger hardwood flooring! New carpet! Front & back staircase! 2 fireplaces! Screened Porch! Fenced yard! Trex deck w/fireplace! Finished basement! 4 car garage w/8’ doors!

$369,900 Full Finished Walkout!


$314,900 Backs to Open Space!




$559,000 Private Tranquil Wooded Setting! $499,000 St Charles Schools!

Wide ranging views of open space & park on a 36 hole golf community! Popular Hawthorne model with classy brick & stone curb appeal! Surrounded by higher priced homes! Gleaming hardwood floors! Front & back staircase! Den & private office!

So many updates! Hardwood flrs on 1st & 2nd level! New Cherry & granite kitchen! All granite baths! Finished basement w/new carpet! Newer roof & HVAC! N

$314,900 Exceptional

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

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$235,000 1st Time Home Buyer?

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


Just like new! 3600 sf of wonderfully maintained home on 1.7 acres zoned for horses! Interior & exterior just painted! Lovely hickory & granite kitchen! Crown molding & glass transoms! Vaulted family room! Huge master w/sitting room! English basement!


$307,000 Popular Cambridge Area!

Built & maintained home with designer finishes on almost a half acre culdesac lot! Quality Bellefleur built brick front home! 1st floor den! Granite kitchen! Window seats in dormers! Fin basement has rec room & workout room! 3 car drive thru garage with walk up attic! Minutes to metra!



$459,900 St Charles Schools!

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



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




$559,000 Premium Lot!

Like new executive home filled with quality luxury& class! The finest finishes throughout! Built ins galore! Finished basement w/2nd kitchen! Lavish master quarters with all the amenities! Walking distance to clubhouse & community pool! Sub division grade school! Walking trails & ponds! N

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












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Perfect in town starter home, empty nester or investor! Under building parking & storage! Elevator! Secured Entry & lobby! In unit laundry! Walk in closet! Nice balcony with courtyard view! Walking distance to park!


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Roomy 3BR/1BA ranch home on fenced corner lot! 2-car garage, paver patio & shed. Custom wood floors, multi-sided fp, eat-in kitchen w/ bay, master w/walk-in closet. Close to parks & downtown!

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

St Charles

St Charles


Mint 4BR/3.1BA 4000 SQ FT home on acre lot in Evans Glen. Tiered deck, gazebo, courtyard. Luxury amenities, gourmet eat-in kitchen, den, loft, master w/spa-like bath. Finished bsmt, 3-car garage…


St Charles


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




Unbeatable homesite on Fox River in front of bike path! 1.3 wooded acres with river views. Close to Geneva. Build your dream home with Sjodin Custom Homes or bring your own builder!

St Charles





Gorgeous 4BR/2.1BA Cornerstone Lakes home! St Charles schools! Upgrades & amenities throughout! Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, French doors, gourmet eat-in kitchen, spa-like master bath & more!


St Charles


Meticulous 4BR/3.1BA brick & cedar Fox Mill home. Deck, paver patio, 3-car. Hdwd floors, 9’ ceilings, gourmet eat-in kitchen. Vaulted family room, den, master suite w/luxury bath. Finished bsmt.

Spacious & open 4BR/2.1BA cedar home in Providence. Landscaped lot w/deck, paver patio & firepit. 9’ ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/ Corian, 1st floor den. Master w/walk-in closet & private bath. 2.5-car.




West Chicago

Great 1+ acre lot, use your builder or ours (Homes by Steve Hed). Great location in popular Blackberry Crossing subdivision. Just moments west of Randall Road. Soil test available on request.



Glorious 4BR/3.1BA Neo-Victorian on 2.45 ac. in Three Lakes! Authenticity, quality & craftsmanship at every turn. Architectural features make this new home look “old”. Perfect! Lots of true character!

St. Charles


Spacious 4BR/2.1BA Colonial in Blackberry! Large lot w/paver patio & front porch. Eat-in kitchen w/hdwd & stainless, vaulted family room, stone gas log fp, master w/luxury bath, roomy bsmt & more!

New construction in Blackberry Creek! Custom 4BR/2.1BA home by Old Oak Homes. Hdwd, 9’ & vaulted ceilings, family room w/fp, eat-in kitchen. Master suite w/luxury bath, 3-car garage, porch & more!

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

Unique 4BR/3.5BA 2-sty, wooded 1+ac., fenced, ingrd pool, spa, sauna, amenities & upgrades! Circular drive, 3-car htd gar., deck. Fpl in sunken LR & master, wet bars, gourmet kitchen and more!

St Charles

Maple Park

St Charles



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


Corner lot, great subdivision in Maple Park. Utilities to site. 6 miles to I-88 access, 15 min. to colleges, university, shopping, health & wellness facilities, entertainment, dining. Use your builder or ours.


This is the home you’ve been dreaming of! 4BR/3.1BA brick & cedar on cul-de-sac lot w/ saltwater pool! All the amenities plus finished lower level, detailed trim package, 2 fireplaces, 3-car garage & more!


Luxury 6BR/4.1BA brick & cedar Harvell Farms home. Backs to open space, views of Mooseheart lake & wildlife, all new carpet, new 75-gal water heater, custom drapes, finished walkout bsmt & more!

St Charles


Stunning 5BR/4.1BA Fox Mill Home! Elegant neutral decor, gourmet eat-in kitchen, formal den, split staircase. 2nd floor library, exquisite master suite. Finished walkout bsmt, patio, large deck & more!

South Elgin


Meticulous 4BR/2.1BA home in River Ridge. Upgrades & custom decor, gourmet kitchen, huge family room, finished bsmt w/home theater. Fenced backyard to wetlands. Very private. St Charles schools!



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



Mint condition custom 3BR/2BA ranch home on cul-de-sac lot w/deck & patio! Vaulted ceilings, wood laminate floors, full finished bsmt w/bar, rec room, family room, bonus room & full bath. Move in ready!



5BR/5BA, 5800 SF finished living space, almost one-half acre, Fox Mill. 1st flr master, spa & dressing area, formal LR & DR, hwd floors, expansive fam rm w/fpl, gourmet kitchen, upgrades! Stunning!



4BR/3.1BA Blackberry Creek two-story on fenced lot. Upgraded carpet & pad, crown molding, brick gas log fp, gourmet kitchen w/ Corian & stainless. Master suite w/luxury bath & huge walk-in closet.



Affordable luxury home in Waterford! 4BR/2.1BA brick front Traditional. Walkout bsmt w/rough-in for bath, hdwd floors, vaulted & 2-story ceilings, gourmet kitchen, den & huge loft area. Master w/bath.



Mint condition 4BR/2.1BA Blackberry Creek home on fenced lot. Hdwd, 9’ ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Master w/walk-in closet & luxury bath w/whirlpool tub & much more!

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Maple Park


Great value for one of several lots we can show you! I-88 access, university, colleges, shopping, health & wellness facilities, entertainment all nearby. Public utilities to site. Use your builder or ours.



Updated 2BR/1BA ranch home on wooded acre lot! Mint condition, wood laminate floors, large room sizes, bay windows, crown molding, granite counters. 2-car garage, porch & patio, shed, full bsmt.

South Elgin


Distinctive 4BR/4.1BA Luxury Thornwood Home! Cul-de-sac lot w/paver patio & putting green. Backs to walking trail. Quality amenities, gourmet kitchen, den, finished bsmt, master suite w/spa bath!

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Stately 2-story on 1.2 acs. Wood flrs, Fr. doors, panoramic windows, 2-story foyer & fam. room, 3-season room, bonus rm off master BA, oversized master w/sitting area, deck. St. Charles schools!


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Maple Park

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


Absolutely perfect wooded acre lot in desirable Briargate subdivision. Very private, ready for your dream home! Septic soil tests are complete. Price as listed with your own builder!


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VACATION AT HOME! Wow! A must see 4000 sq. ft. home with an exciting open floor plan! A great location where you can walk to the river, park, bike path, trails & more! Enjoy lush scenic views and outdoor activities year round! Immaculate move-in condition with 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, second floor recreation and laundry rooms, English basement, 3-car garage & more! Spacious living & dining rooms with huge windows; lovely kitchen has hardwood flooring, granite, stainless appliances, 42” Maple cabinetry, breakfast bar/island and a dinette opening to an upper deck. Family room with elegant fireplace & a wall of windows. Double doors open to a lovely master suite which has a 16x12 sitting room, 2 walk-in closets and a luxury private bath. Nice size bedrooms, 1st floor den, 9-ft ceilings, fire/sprinkler system … This picture perfect home is not to be missed!!!!


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