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ON THE COVER Mallory Mroz of Wasco, a server at The Filling Station in St. Charles, chats with customers (clockwise, from left) Dawn Whitney, Nick Dalal, 11, and Nick Whitney, 11, during a recent lunch shift. Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

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Kane County Audubon Society will host bird walk this Saturday

WHAT: The Kane County Audubon Society will host a bird walk. WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday WHERE: Burnidge Forest Preserve, 38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin INFORMATION: For information, call Jon Duerr at 630-584-5891 or visit www.kanecountyaudubon.org.

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An evening of stories, songs at Elburn library

WHAT: Sandi Sylver and her puppet friends will put on an evening of stories and songs. Everyone is welcome. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn INFORMATION: For information, call 630365-2244.

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Anxiety workshop will be in Geneva on Mondays

WHAT: TriCity Family Services will host the “Thinking Good, Feeling Great” anxiety workshop. WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays from June 23 through Aug. 4 WHERE: TriCity Family Services office, 1120 Randall Court, Geneva INFORMATION: No session will take place July 28. The workshop is for young adults ages 18 through 30. Participants will learn

cognitive tools to reduce feelings of worry and anxiety. The workshop includes a free assessment before admittance to the group, and the group sessions may be covered by insurance. Fee reductions are available based on need. To enroll in the workshop, call 630-232-1070. For information, visit www.tricityfamilyservices.org.

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Fireworks planned in St. Charles for July 4

WHAT: The Annual July Fourth Celebration in St. Charles is free because of support from local groups. WHEN: July 4 WHERE: The fireworks extravaganza can be viewed at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles; or Ferson Creek Park, on Route 31, east of Wildrose Springs Drive, St. Charles. INFORMATION: Pottawatomie Park opens at 8 a.m. Picnic tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons should bring their own tables, blankets

and lawn chairs. Picnic-style food will be served at various rates from the River View Miniature Golf concessions, which will remain open until 9:15 p.m. The Fox Valley Concert Band will entertain from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. The Student Body band will entertain in the pavilion from 6 p.m. to dark. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be rescheduled for the next clear evening. For information, call the St. Charles Park District at 630-513-6200 or visit www. stcparks.org.

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Summer camp combines art, science in Geneva

WHAT: The Art+Science=Eureka” summer camp is a Geneva Park District summer camp is for children ages 7 through 11. Chromatography, chemical reactions, surface acid base indicators and a variety of scientific concepts will be explored through explosions, eruptions and other experiments. The camp will be led by Kari Kraus. Children must pack a nut-free bag lunch each day. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 through July 10 WHERE: Western Avenue School, 1500 Western Ave., Geneva INFORMATION: Advance registration is required. The cost is $65 for residents and $85 for nonresidents. The registration code is 110071. For information, call 630232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks.org.

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Family of four charged in marijuana delivery scheme Transported drugs from California to Illinois through mail KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Four people – including two St. Charles Township residents and a former resident – were charged in a marijuana-delivery and money-laundering scheme that drew the attention of state and federal law-enforcement agencies, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said Thursday. The arrests and charges were the result of a joint investigation involving the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Homeland Security Investigations, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the North Central Narcotics Task Force and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. “This inter-agency cooperation is vitally important in keeping illegal drugs off the streets,” McMahon said in a prepared statement. Former St. Charles Township resident Nicholas A. Salemi, 24, now of Sealark Lane, Fallbrook, California, was indicted June 3 on four charges of delivery of marijuana and three counts of money laundering, all felonies. The felony charges have penalties ranging from two years up to 15 years in prison

and fines of up to $25,000. Maryhelen Kwiatkowski, 32, of Sealark Lane, Fallbrook, California, also was indicted on two counts of felony unlawful delivery of marijuana. Her charges carry penalties of three to seven years in prison and/or fines of up to $25,000. Anthony W. Salemi, 56, of the 5N block of North Glen Oak Lane, St. Charles Township, was charged June 11 with three felony counts of money laundering, punishable by two to five years in prison and/or fines of up to $25,000. Anthony Salemi also was charged with misdemeanor producing/possessing marijuana plants, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, punishable by six months to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,500. Gina T. Salemi, 52, of the 5N block of North Glen Oak Lane, St. Charles Township, was charged June 12 with two felony counts of money laundering. The charges are punishable by two to five years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. Between Feb. 19 and April 2, Nicholas Salemi and Kwiatkowski allegedly shipped marijuana from California to Kane County through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the statement from McMahon’s office.

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On multiple occasions, the proceeds from selling marijuana were shipped to Kane County and received by Anthony and Gina Salemi, who then forwarded the money back to their son, Nicholas Salemi, according to McMahon’s statement. On June 11, cannabis sativa plants, as well as drug paraphernalia and marijuana was seized from the Salemis’ home on North Glenoak Lane in St. Charles Township after executing a search warrant at the property. Nicholas Salemi and Kwiatkowski were arrested at their Fallbrook, California, home June 11 by state and federal authorities. They remained in the custody of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as of Thursday morning, awaiting extradition to Illinois, according to McMahon’s statement. Anthony Salemi and Gina Salemi were arrested June 11 in Kane County, also by local and federal authorities. Anthony Salemi was released after posting $18,000 bail, 10 percent of the $180,000 bond; Gina Salemi was released after posting $5,000 bail, 10 percent of the $50,000 bond that was set, records show. The Salemis are scheduled to appear in court today.

Acquitted of rape, DeKalb man charged with DUI By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com MAPLE PARK – Days before he was to go on trial on charges of criminal sexual assault, a DeKalb man was charged with driving under the influence and riding his motorcycle 101 miles an hour, according to Kane County Sheriff’s Office records. M i c h a e l Michael T. T. Gholson, Gholson 37, of the 3800 block of South Pointe Drive, DeKalb, was charged June 13 with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent and speeding more than 40 miles an hour over the 55-mile an hour limit, sheriff’s records show. Gholson was acquitted the following Tuesday, June

LOCAL BRIEF Genealogical Society to host Thursday meeting ELGIN – The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in the first-floor meeting room of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Melissa Ziel of the Gail Borden Public Library will present “Using Libraries to Continue Your Research.” The society meets every

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By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – Even with suggested percentages, customers will base their tip more often than not on the quality of service, workers said. Most etiquette guides and workers agree that a tip should fall between 15 and 20 percent for service at a restaurant – or at a salon or barbershop for a haircut. Kane County workers and business owners that have received small tips or were outright stiffed did not want to go public when asked by the Kane County Chronicle about their experiences. Others were more willing to talk about the ups and downs of gratuity. Peter Milligan, an owner of the Filling Station Pub & Grill, 300 W. Main St., St. Charles, said his servers receive good tips. The customers usually do not “dine and ditch,” he said, referring to the practice of ordering and eating food at a restaurant and then leaving without paying the bill. “Hopefully we’re giving good food and good service,” Milligan said. Mallory Mroz of Wasco is learning how that service can make a difference. The 18-year-old began working at The Filling Station as soon as she turned 18 in April. Mroz has noticed that young couples will generally not tip beyond 20 percent, but families can be far more generous. One party’s $20 bill resulted in a $10 tip for Mroz. Tips are crucial to a server’s income, said Mroz, whose base wage without gratuity is $4.25 an hour. A steady stream of tips can raise the earnings to about $10 a hour, she said. “Before I started working here, I was guilty of not tipping as much,” Mroz said during her Wednesday shift. “Now being a server and realizing how much time it takes to do that, I make sure to tip

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Mallory Mroz of Wasco, a server at The Filling Station in St. Charles, chats with customers including Nick Aicher of South Elgin during a lunch shift.

“Before I started working here, I was guilty of not tipping as much. Now being a server and realizing how much time it takes to do that, I make sure to tip even more than necessary.” Mallory Mroz, on her attitude toward tipping even more than necessary.” Mroz said she has not received a bad tip yet, but she has had tips literally fly away before. The wind can carry off cash or credit slips left on the outdoor patio tables if they aren’t saved by the busboys, she said. Without the slip showing a customer’s writing and signature, servers can’t assume a tip, Mroz said. Mroz said that even if a negative experience at the business is not her fault, she

has to take responsibility if she wants a good tip. When the kitchen is backed up and orders might take longer than usual to come out, she is apologetic to the customers. Whenever Mroz is courteous, the customers reply in kind. She said she has received compliments from complete strangers about her service written on the back of their restaurant bills. “Your tip is what you make it,” Mroz said.

Mroz of Wasco fills customers’ water glasses during a recent lunch shift.

Know more To read more about tipping, turn to Rick Holinger’s column on page 14 of today’s Kane County Chronicle.


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by an employee, according to court records. The teen then displayed a long machete and told the employee, “Do you really want me to go back to the register?” according to court records. Then, another employee confronted the two, and the teen threatened to stab the second employee in the face, according to records. A few hours later, a Geneva officer saw Magnuson’s vehicle parked in the 300 block of Brittany Court. Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles police found Magnuson and the teen and arrested them. Magnuson’s bond conditions require that she have no contact with the teen boy and not possess firearms or dangerous weapons. She also is to stay away from the Wal-Mart employees involved in the incident and stay at least 150 feet away from all Wal-Mart stores.

By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com Even though West Nile virus has been found in a crow collected in Campton Township, Kane County Health Department officials on Thursday said it is too early to tell how much West Nile virus activity the county will see this summer. “The activity is largely dependent on the weather,” said Dan Eder, interim assistant director for community health resources at the Kane County Health Department. This is the first evidence of West Nile virus activity in Kane County this year. Although West Nile activity usually doesn’t happen until the end of July or August, six Illinois counties have seen either birds and/or mosquitoes test positive so far this year, Eder said. “As it gets warmer, mosquitoes get more active,” Eder said. Last year, Kane County had no human cases of the

illness. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, Eder said, but some may become ill three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Only about two persons out of 10 who are bitten by an infected mosquito will experience any illness, Eder said. Illness from West Nile is usually mild and includes fever, headache and body aches, but serious illness – such as encephalitis and meningitis – and death are possible. Persons older than 50 years of age have the highest risk of severe disease, he said. Eder said the best way to prevent West Nile disease or any other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around one’s home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Mosquitoes are most active between dusk and dawn, he noted.

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ST. CHARLES – A 22-yearold woman accused of robbery and armed robbery in Batavia will not face similar charges for a robbery at Wal-Mart in St. Charles because the DuPage County State’s Attorney declined charges against her, officials said. Kayla N. Magnuson of Geneva and a 17-year-old St. Charles boy have been charged with felony counts of robbery and armed robbery, along with retail theft, a misdemeanor. Magnuson was released after posting $2,500 bail, or 10 percent of her $25,000 bond, court records show. She is scheduled to appear in court July 18. The charges stem from an

armed robbery early June 11 at the Batavia Wal-Mart, 801 N. Randall Road, according to court documents. The two also are connected with robberies at the Meijer and Wal-Mart stores in St. Charles, which also took place the morning of June 11, police said. Kayla N. The teen was charged with Magnuson four counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, records show. While at the Batavia WalMart, Magnuson stole a pair of scissors to remove a security tag, while the teen removed a 32-inch Vizio flatscreen TV worth less than $300, according to court records. Magnuson and the teen then passed the last point of purchase and were confronted

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Funds will help Office of Emergency Management prepare for disasters KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com Kane County recently received a $93,903 grant from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to help prepare for emergencies. Kane County was one of 120 cities and counties throughout the state to receive a grant. “Illinois has faced a record number of historic natural disasters in recent years,” Gov. Pat Quinn said in a news release. “We have learned the value of being prepared and have seen that quick and thorough disaster response can make a crucial difference. These grants will strengthen emergency management where it’s needed most – in our local communities.” The Emergency Management Performance Grants are funded through a grant IEMA receives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grants, which are awarded annually, can be used for day-to-day operations of local emergency management programs, such as the Kane County Office of Emergency Management. “Strong local emergency management programs are key components of public safety throughout Illinois,” IEMA Director Jonathon Monken said in

By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – City officials want to hear from residents and property owners in the city’s West Town area on what their vision is for the neighborhood. The city of Batavia staff will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the City Council chambers at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., to begin discussion about West Town. The area is centered at the intersection of Main Street and Mallory Avenue, and extends about two blocks north and south. “It is one of the older industrial areas in the city,” said Batavia Community Development Director Scott Buening. “It used to be the western edge of town, and you would put your industrial uses on the edge of town.” The area is comprised of both industries still in oper-

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the release. “These grants support local emergency management agencies to help them be prepared to respond to disasters in their communities.” Additional federal EMPG funding totaling $7 million will enable IEMA to provide dozens of training courses, emergency response exercise support and emergency planning assistance to emergency responders statewide, according to the release.

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OBITUARIES ROY MELGOSA Born: June 26, 1934 Died: June 18, 2014 BATAVIA – Roy Melgosa, 79, of Batavia, passed away June 18 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. He was born June 26, 1934, in Geneva, the son of Valeriano and Alvina (nee Salceda) Melgosa. He was united in marriage to Maria Teresa Valenzuela on Nov. 5, 1955, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia. Roy was employed by Superior Beverage for many years until his retirement in 1997. He was an avid Chicago sports fan of the Bears, the Bulls and especially the White Sox. For many years he co-owned and operated the Fox Gardens Night Club in North Aurora. Roy had a wonderful outgoing personality and loved talking and joking with everyone. He had a love for spending time with his children and adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; six children, Rosie (Pat) Kramford, Debbie Melgosa, Lulu (Rey) Magaña, Rick (Sandy) Melgosa, Ralph (Erin) Melgosa and Rachel (Louis) Rivera; 12 grandchildren, Ben (Missy) Garcia, Miki (Rob) Wilson, Royana (Jesse) Towry, Laura Neisendorf, Lukas and Maggie Melgosa, Alex, Jacob, Sam

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John Forni of St. Charles, who portrayed Santa Claus since the 1940s, donated his Santa suit to the St. Charles Heritage Center in 2009. Forni passed away Monday. Forni held several jobs over the years, including at State Street Motors in Geneva and Delnor Hospital, his obituary said. A longstanding tradition

of Forni’s was to dress up as Santa and accompany Ozzie T. Cougar, the Kane County Cougars mascot, on visits to children and at rest homes, Donna Forni said.

the board at special events and different functions, said Jim Cooke, the park board’s treasurer. “He was a very active participant in making sure the concerns of constituents were heard,” Cooke said. Donna Forni said some of her favorite memories are of traveling with her husband across the county for conventions he attended while on the park board. “He just enjoyed doing things, being active and enjoying life,” she said. “He did more than somebody else might do in his [condition].” The visitation for John Forni will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St., St. Charles. Forni’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln, Illinois. John J. Forni Jr.: 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), St. Charles. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva. Darlene Meloun: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Lord of Life, 40W605

Route 38, Elburn. Interment will follow the service at Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn. John T. Monnett Sr.: A graveside committal service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at 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.

from preschool through fourth grade are eligible to attend. The theme is “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” There will be crafts, songs, skits, activities and snacks. An ice cream social will be at 6:30 p.m. June 27, for all attendees and their parents. The cost

to attend is $25 a child. Registration forms can be found on the parish website at www.stgall.com, faith formation, children tabs or email dbiggs@stgall.com. For information, call 630-3659166.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS and Will Melgosa, Lucian and Liam Rivera; three great-grandchildren, Anna and Kevin Garcia and Kaitlyn Wilson; a sister, Mona Nelson; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three siblings, Robert Melgosa, Margaret Chemes and Joseph Melgosa; and his beloved mother-in-law, Rafaela Cardenas. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia. Funeral services will begin with prayers from Moss Family Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, before proceeding to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 801 Oak St., North Aurora, to celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 17 N. State St., Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60602. For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Milford A. Austin: Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with a service to celebrate his life to follow, on Saturday, June 21, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Interment will follow at Kaneville Cemetery in Kaneville. Marjorie Anne Scheese Behnke: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, with a lunch reception to follow. Michael James Buffington: A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at O-AceIs, 6639 South Route U.S. 31, Bunker Hill, Indiana. Please dress casually. Monsignor Richard G. Fitzsimmons: The visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, at Holy Cross Church in

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John Forni Jr. could never sit still, his wife, Donna Forni, said. “They kind of called him the mayor of our subdivision – he would ride the golf cart around everywhere,” Donna Forni said. Whether on wheels or on his feet in the years prior, residents said Forni was known for his hard work and always giving a helping hand to the community. He died on Monday at age 89. Forni grew up in Geneva and St. Charles as the eldest son of seven children. When his father died in 1941, a 16-year-old Forni stepped up to help support the family, according to his obituary. After serving in the South Pacific during World War II,

Mike Forrest dressed up as Ozzie during those visits with Forni, and he plans to do so again at Forni’s visitation on Sunday, said Curtis Haug, the Kane County Cougar’s vice president and general manager. Haug said Forni was an usher at Cougar games until his mobility became limited after three total knee replacements. Then he shifted to press box security and delivered meals on a scooter to the umpires before and after games. “John just had a place in his heart for the Cougars,” Forrest said. “We definitely appreciated everything he did here.” Forni also found time to serve on the St. Charles Park District Board from 1997 to 2011. He was always the first one to volunteer to represent

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Lightning strikes during a severe thunderstorm Wednesday night sparked fires at a home in Campton Hills and another in North Aurora. No one was injured in either incident. Lightning struck a home in the 3N400 block of Vachel Lindsay Street in Campton Hills and caused structural damage to the home’s chimney and the lower roof area near the chimney, said Greg Benson, chief of the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District. Fire crews arrived at the home at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday to find heavy fire from the roof area. They went inside to fight the blaze and also reported extensive damage to the attic and second floor areas of the home. Lightning also was the cause of a small fire at a home in the 200 block of Long Avenue in North Aurora. The lightning ignited the lint inside a clothes dryer vent hose, said North Aurora Fire Captain/Fire Marshal Eric Bunkofske. He said the lightning hit the ground near the house and then traveled underground to the clothes dryer. “It didn’t do any damage to

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• Joan Ellen Pugh, 60, of the 1300 block of Superior Street, Aurora, was charged, Thursday, June 12, with retail theft of 15 items valued at $300.95 from Kohl’s, 3840 E. Main St., St. Charles. • George B. Harvey, 53, of the 0-10 block of Delaware Street, Chicago, was charged Thursday, June 12, with retail theft of an iPad booklet and a cellphone from WalMart, 150 Smith Road. • Eduardo S. Arista, 35, of the 3300 block of Pace Street, Park City, was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent and improper lane use. According to police reports, Arista’s blood-alcohol level was

measured twice, at 0.180 and 0.183. • Michael V. Wims, 45, of the 400 block of State Street, St. Charles, was charged Thursday, June 12, with two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery. According to reports, Wims sprayed mace at his girlfriend when she would not get off his car and then she was injured when she fell off his car. • Franco Cruz, 26, of the 1400 block of Indiana Street, St. Charles, was charged Monday, June 16, with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. According to police reports, Cruz lost his keys and was so intoxicated, he broke a window trying to get into another apartment in the 100 block of North 15th Street.

ST. CHARLES – Batavia-based Aldi will host a job fair from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hilton Garden Inn, 4070 E. Main St., St. Charles, to hire more than 20 positions at its Batavia corporate headquarters. Positions include customer service representative, buying assistant, quality assurance assistant, sampling kitchen chef, advertising assistant, public relations assistant and market research assistant, according to a news release from Aldi. The job fair comes on the

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OPINIONS Tipping the balance in your favor EDITORIAL

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As a teenager, I worked one summer as a busboy, pouring coffee, mopping up spills and cleaning high chairs for The Abbey Resort on Lake Geneva. Understand, then, I’ve seen life from both sides of the tray table. So why do I wrist-wrestle my conscience when getting to a bill’s “gratuity” line? Me: “Fifteen percent. No more.” My Conscience (MC): “At least 20.” Me: “The waiter acted like we water-boarded his girlfriend.” MC: “Tips are about server expectations in a free market system.” Me: “Don’t spout Keynesian economic theory to me. If that’s what it is. You say 20 percent; I say 15 percent – let’s agree to agree that I’m

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right.” Talking tipping with anyone, these two philosophies emerge: Tips should either be based on merit or should all be created equal. Not to politicize it ... oh, heck, why not? The first belief reflects a GOP mindset, the onus on individual responsibility. Servers need to self-motivate, win the diner’s generosity, and dream someday they’ll wait on the Koch brothers. The Democratic approach treasures servers regardless of how they treat you. For liberals, everyone deserves a tip, excusing lousy service because no doubt its due to a migraine, a lazy busboy or an all-nighter pulled to finish a Comp 101 paper. These two divergent theories knock heads when anyone besides you is re-

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RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger sponsible for the bill. Dining with friends, over decaf and the remains of tiramisu, when the faux leather folder arrives, one of two things happen. Someone might yell, “Mine!” and grab the bill. Actually, this never happens. Instead, people ignore it. After two hours, someone finally says, “Who’s good with math?” Usually this prompts an accounting major or math teacher to pick it up, study it and suggest a tip to which everyone agrees while thinking, “What a cheapskate” or, “Stop showing off your big salary to the

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wives.” Other tipping situations can be even more confusing. Like the barista who takes four seconds to pour my medium decaf delivered to me still standing there. She expects a tip? Yes! I can either drop my 37 cents change into the jar that advertises on a Post-it note, “Tips :=)” or pull a buck from my wallet and leave 33 percent, killing all the anticipated pleasure of leisurely drinking a cup of coffee. Or what about the kid who loads your grocery bags into your car? Is a smile tip enough, or does he expect me to fork over a couple of dollars for helping him stay fit and healthy? Obviously, being a skinflint, I would like to smile, but because my journalistic nature prevents

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me from displaying gratuitous pleasure, I opt for the two bills. And so we come to the end of another column. It’s been a real pleasure serving you today. If you’d like to show your appreciation, I invite you to leave a small gratuity. For parties of six or more, a 20 percent surcharge has already been added. Have a nice day! ;>) Rick • Rick Holinger has lived in the Fox Valley since 1979. He teaches high school in Aurora, and his poetry, fiction, essays, criticism and book reviews have appeared in numerous national literary journals. He founded and facilitates two local writers groups. Degrees include a Ph.D. in creative writing. Contact him at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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Last month at West Point, President Barack Obama pledged support for democracy-promotion programs. “For unlike other nations, America is not afraid of individual empowerment,” he said. “We are strengthened by it. We’re strengthened by civil society. We’re strengthened by a free press.” Given that commitment, it’s perplexing that the White House, in the appendix to next year’s budget, has proposed to undo the so-called Brownback amendment. This provision bars any administration from asking for foreign regimes’ approval before sending democra-

cy-promotion aid. Passed in 2005 at the urging of Republican Sam Brownback, then a senator and now the governor of Kansas, the amendment ensured that nongovernmental organizations disfavored by repressive regimes would be supported by the United States instead of being subject to unfair registration processes. To change the policy would be to send an unfortunate message: If democracy-promotion programs have to be compromised to protect strategic alliances, so be it. The budget proposal is stoking fear among such NGOs. The Project on Middle East Democracy, which

issued a report this month on Obama’s 2015 budget, said the proposal “confirms widespread suspicion that the administration has essentially lost interest in fighting to protect such [human] rights.” These programs are crucial for the United States in the long term. Obama said of Egypt and Burma in the same West Point speech, “In each of these cases, we should not expect change to happen overnight. That’s why we form alliances – not only with governments but also with ordinary people.” Eliminating the Brownback amendment would undermine those crucial alliances with ordinary people.

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Batavia senior Micah Coffey is the Kane County Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year. Coffey will play baseball at the University of Minnesota.

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SCHWARBER MAKES DEBUT Cubs’ first-round draft pick Kyle Schwarber (left) makes Class-A debut for the Cougars, driving in a run in a rainshortened win. PAGE 17


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Batavia senior Micah Coffey is the Kane County Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year. Coffey helped Batavia win a state Class 6A championship in football.

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he Batavia football team’s performance in the IHSA Class 6A state championship game against Richards is the gift that keeps on giving in the Coffey household. The Bulldogs were lightsout on Thanksgiving weekend at Huskie Stadium at Northern Illinois University, with senior quarterback Micah Coffey producing a signature performance as Batavia walloped Richards, 34-14, for the Bulldogs’ first state championship in program history. Safe to say the DVD from that game has provided its share of entertainment in the months to follow. “It’s been quite a few times,” Coffey said. “I remember getting home that night, and it was playing. The next morning it was playing, and then after I got home from

church, it was still playing. It was something where if we’ve got family gatherings, people want to watch it and stuff like that. “I’ve got certain plays that I know by memory, when this and this happens, who blocks who and stuff like that. So yeah, it’s been quite a few times.” While the state title clincher makes for optimal encore viewing, that November afternoon was among a glut of career highlights for Coffey, a three-sport Batavia standout and the Kane County Chronicle-St. Charles Bank & Trust Male Athlete of the Year for the second straight school year. Coffey again starred in football, basketball and baseball, with two of the three teams – Batavia’s baseball team won 23 straight games this spring – enjoying unprecedented success. “Having won this award last year, that kind of allowed

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me to open my mind and realize that team success was really what I was looking for this year,” Coffey said. “Along with team success came my personal success, but obviously with football season having the year that we did, I made sure to focus that as long as we’re winning, that’s what matters.” Coffey threw for 2,466 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior, capped by his 15 for 18 performance with two TD throws in the state championship game. The Bulldogs still playing football on Thanksgiving weekend made for an especially tricky transition to basketball season.

But Bulldogs basketball coach Jim Nazos said Coffey – who went on to lead the team in points scored (272) and 3-pointers made (50) – kept in close contact despite his extensive football commitments. “There were times where he was down with football practicing and they’re getting ready for a state championship, and he would pop into basketball practice for maybe half an hour, sit there on the sideline talking to teammates, get them going through a drill,” Nazos said. “He’s the ultimate leader you would want to have on your team.” The basketball Bulldogs struggled much of the season, but Coffey still relished his last go-around in hoops, especially the chance to play alongside his younger brother, Canaan, in Batavia’s backcourt.

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COUGARS’ UPCOMING SCHEDULE Today vs. Cedar Rapids, 6:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Cedar Rapids, 6:30 p.m. Sunday vs. Cedar Rapids, 1 p.m. Monday Off day Tuesday vs. Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday vs. Wisconsin, noon Thursday vs. Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Beloit, 7 p.m. June 28 at Beloit, 7 p.m. June 29 at Beloit, 2 p.m. June 30 at Beloit, 7 p.m. July 1 vs. Peoria, 6:30 p.m. July 2 vs. Peoria, 6:30 p.m.


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GENEVA – Pregame advertising reels, a recorded Ice-T greeting and those pesky vuvuzelas resounded throughout Fifth Third Bank Ballpark early Thursday night. Before any extra fanfare surrounding Kyle Schwarber’s Cougars debut settled in, the usual bells and whistles of minor league baseball had the floor. Through every blow and “Yo!” on World Cup Soccer Night, there was Schwarber, the parent Cubs’ first-round draft pick earlier this month, straddling the baseline. He held a bat and honed his swing, potential distractions be darned. Two weeks after the Cubs drafted the Indiana junior catcher/outfielder fourth overall, eight days after he signed for $3.125 million and two days after he earned a promotion from Short-A Boise, Schwarber did what he always does: Dialed in. “I was really excited about being able to sign quick and get out there and start playing baseball, you know,” Schwarber said. “I wanted to make it quick because baseball is my love, and that’s what I want to do. And we wanted to make an emphasis on getting out there and starting early and getting some experience.” A crowd of 6,365 welcomed Schwarber and the second half of the Midwest League season. The Cougars, firsthalf Western Division champions, held serve at home yet again with a 7-0 victory against Cedar Rapids in a game shortened to five innings because of rain. After winning 28 of 35 home games before the All-Star break, the Cougars returned to find one of their organization’s latest crown jewels waiting in the clubhouse. Schwarber got acclimated to his locker between center fielder Jake Hannemann and shortstop

All-Star third baseman Jordan Hankins climbed to Advanced-A Daytona amid a flurry of pregame roster moves while Jeimer Candelario returned to the Cougars from Daytona. A 20-year-old undrafted free agent of the parent Cubs in 2010, Candelario was the Cougars’ everyday third baseman last season, batting .256 with 11 home Jeimer runs and 57 RBIs Candelario in 130 games. While his defense at Daytona was solid this season, Candelario had slumped at the plate. He hit .193 in 62 games with five home runs and 26 RBIs. “Just work hard and get better,” Candelario said. Manager Mark Johnson said Candelario is “going to play a good bit” at the start. With the team carrying just four infielders, his role could shift depending on future roster moves.

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Cougars left fielder Kyle Schwarber, the No. 4 overall pick in the first round of this year’s MLB Draft, grabs a ground ball in left field during the game Thursday against Cedar Rapids at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. Carlos Penalver – a pair of seasonlong starters – before going 1 for 3 with an RBI and two flyouts. “It’s good, because it could be hard for a new guy coming in, and they’ve pretty much taken me in as their own,” Schwarber said. “It hasn’t been much adjustment, and

I’m grateful for that.” While his family did not travel from his native Middletown, Ohio, for the game – Schwarber knows they’ll be around soon – certain levels of comfort emerged just the same. For openers, Cedar Rapids starter Aaron Slegers is

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Schwarber’s former college batterymate at Indiana. But those who know Schwarber realize he makes himself at home at nearly every ballpark. That’s whether he’s batting .600 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 20 at-bats – as he did in Boise – or not. “He comes to the field every day with his lunch bucket and his hard hat – and of course, his bat – and he just wants to play and he’s into it,” Boise manager Gary Van Tol said. “He’s watching every pitch.” Schwarber grew up north of Cincinnati idolizing another left-handed power bat, Reds first baseman Joey Votto. He’s especially fond of Votto’s aggressive approach, which was on display when Schwarber grounded Slegers’ second pitch through the right side for his first Cougars hit and RBI in the third inning.

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Cougars staff displayed inflatable soccer balls and a collection of international flags from the concourse ceiling as part of World Cup Soccer Night. Giveaways included replica U.S. men’s national team jersey T-shirts and noise-making vuvuzelas, which proved plenty durable from the time gates opened. A few Cougars tweeted Monday about Team USA’s World Cup opener, a 2-1 victory against Ghana. The tournament has gripped even those who are casual to “the beautiful game.” “I’m not a big soccer fan, but when it comes on, I’ll watch it,” reliever Corbin Hoffner said. “Keeps me busy. … Only happens once every four years.” – Kevin Druley, kdruley@shawmedia.com

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18 High school programs brace for playing ball into summer Faster than you could say “Phil Lawler,” the summer baseball season began with a handful of games last week. While most teams remained in the suburbs, Kaneland traveled to – and won – a tournament in Toledo, Ohio. “Guys are learning quick and young guys are making a little bit of a competition out of it and it’s nice to see these young guys stepping up,” Knights coach Brian Aversa said. Yup, getting an early glimpse of 2015, or least the idea of one, remains the objective in summer ball, which is capped by the Phil Lawler Summer Classic tournament next month. For Batavia, however, waiting a minute to get recharged took precedence before coach Matt Holm again divvied players into red and gold sides. The Bulldogs were set to face St. Charles East in their summer opener June 9, just two days after the seasonending loss to South Elgin in the Class 4A Schaumburg Sectional final. Sensing Batavia might need a reprieve, Saints coach Len Asquini called Holm and proposed rescheduling the date for later in the summer. “It’s such a quick turnaround. I didn’t realize how emotional it was until a day settled in there, and then another day and you’re like, ‘Good God, you know,’ ” Holm said. “And you want to get right back out and go, but you’re exhausted, and I wasn’t organized for the summer, and the kids were emotionally drained, so we took that one day off and then got right back at it.” Ultimately, responding quickly is one of baseball’s inherent challenges, whether teams play a 40-game high school season or 162 games in the major leagues. “It’s crazy talking about this season ending and then I’m already starting summer ball with the new guys,” Marmion coach Dave Rakow said. Rarin’ for Laren: One of Indiana’s more notable base-

QUICK READ Kevin Druley ball alumni arrived at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark Thursday as Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs’ first-round draft pick earlier this month, started in left field for the Cougars in his Midwest League debut. About a month ago, Hoosier-to-be Laren Eustace patrolled the park’s spacious center field amid slightly less hoopla when Batavia faced Kaneland in a senior night cancer fundraiser. Eustace, a recent Batavia graduate, helped the Bulldogs to a program-record 32 victories and a 23-game winning streak as a senior, batting .419 with five home runs and 20 RBIs as the team’s speedy leadoff man. “He’s going to be a true leadoff guy, a true guy that can go get ’em in center field,” Hoosiers coach Tracy Smith said. “We’re getting a very very quality player that enjoys and values the college experience.” Spartan effort: A handful of Chronicle-area athletes earned postseason accolades after the recent Elgin Community College baseball season. Freshman infielder Brian Sobieski (St. Charles East) led the way as an NJCAA second team All-American, first team all-conference and first team all-region honoree, batting .456 with eight home runs, 44 RBIs and a .558 onbase percentage. Freshmen Sawyer Chambers (St. Charles North), Troy Dykhuis (East) and Blake Alexander (Burlington Central) were second-team all-conference, as well, with Chambers also garnering a second team all-region nod. He was 6-2 with a 2.25 ERA on the mound. • Kevin Druley is a sportswriter for the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5347 or kdruley@ shawmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @kevindruley.

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of the American Legion program, and embraced growing it with the same passion he and Wilderspin both shared. With Genke and Moriarty aboard, Kowalski calls it a “win-win” for the continuity of American Legion baseball. From the beginning of their tenure, Wilderspin and Kowalski laid out “State Power Goals” for their teams, which encompassed their goals to become one of the premier teams in Illinois and contend for state titles. While their teams never won the state title, they led them to three fourth-place finishes in the tournament over the years. “Dale and I are proud of the accomplishments over the years. We embraced and recruited talented players from the Fox Valley area, and wouldn’t have been able to

accomplish them without the players we had, ” Kowalski said. The landscape of American Legion baseball has changed drastically over time, as Kowalski recalled that games were played at Burlington Central when they first started coaching the team. As a result, it became increasingly difficult to recruit players to join the team because of travel distances to and from games and practices. “[Wilderspin and I] knew there was enough talent in the [St. Charles] area,” Kowalski said. It was just a matter of how to get them on the team and play. Over time, a variety of summer travel programs began to flourish, and participants from the St. Charles area began to drop from the Legion program, but through

the leadership of Kowalski and Wilderspin – and support from the Legion – teams still remained competitive using players from both St. Charles high schools, Geneva and Batavia. The program saw hundreds of players come and go, and some of those players went on to compete in college and the major leagues. Matt Reynolds, a left-handed pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, played for the Post 342 from 2004 to 2005. “When you look back and think of kids’ accomplishments, as coaches, I like to think we had a small part in their success,” Kowalski said. Today, the American Legion baseball program has 5,400 teams across all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The nonprofit organization is devoted to advocating for servicemen and women, and also assists young ballplayers with scholarships for school. Above all, it teaches the community about American ideals and the importance of pride in the United States. “I feel very privileged to be a person who carried on those traditions,” Kowalski said.

was among eight outfielders named to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A all-state team. The Indiana recruit hit .419 with five home runs and 20 RBIs, helping Batavia win a program-record 32 games, including 23 in a row. Burlington Central senior pitcher Danny Gerke was recognized on the 3A all-state team. Gerke went 9-0 with a 0.63 ERA as the Rockets went 10-1 in his starts.

night to accept its invitation to join the new Kishwaukee River Conference. The vote took place after an almost hour-long discussion. As a result, R-B is set to begin play in the now six-team KRC for the 2016-17 academic year. Other conference members will include Burlington Central, Harvard, Marengo, Woodstock and Woodstock North. R-B Superintendent Dan Oest declined to comment on the vote afterward. Athletic Director Pat Elder also declined. In order to join the KRC by 2016, Richmond-Burton needed to notify the Big Northern Conference by Aug. 1 because the conference asks for two years

notice before leaving. Johnsburg, R-B’s closest geographical rival, could vote on the matter at its next scheduled meeting Tuesday. Johnsburg had been a member of the Fox Valley Conference but is moving to the BNC this fall. Johnsburg’s second-closest road trip, if it stayed in the BNC, would be 44 miles (Rockford Christian), while its longest in the KRC would be Burlington Central (37). Most BNC trips would be more than 60 miles. Travel stood as the biggest factor in the decision. Elder countered during the meeting that the travel issue would fester regardless. – Staff, wire reports

“Dale and I are proud of the accomplishments over the years. We embraced and recruited talented players from the Fox Valley area, and wouldn’t have been able to accomplish them without the players we had.” Greg Kowalski St. Charles Post 342 consultant

SPORTS BRIEFS average as a double-major in English and political science. BLOOMINGTON – Illinois Wes- Her extracurricular activities are leyan senior women’s basketball many, and include membership player Lexi Baltes, a St. Charles in IWU’s Student-Athlete AdvisoEast alumnus, was named 2014 ry Council and the Phi Beta College Conference of Illinois & Kappa Fellows. She is president of the local chapter of FellowWisconsin Woman of the Year ship of Christian Athletes. on Thursday. A four-year letterwinner for the In her senior basketball seaTitans as a guard, Baltes moves son, Baltes averaged 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on to represent the NCAA Diviwhile leading the team in assists sion III conference as she bids (110) and steals (73), earning for NCAA Woman of the Year. team co-MVP honors. She is the A selection committee will daughter of Tom and Marsha chose the top 10 honorees Baltes. in each of the NCAA’s three divisions, with winners to be announced during a ceremony in Eustace, Gerke earn IHSBCA honors Indianapolis on Oct. 14. Baltes holds a 3.89 grade-point Batavia senior Laren Eustace

East alum Baltes named CCIW Woman of the Year

KRC gains new member for 2016-17 RICHMOND – With its hands seemingly tied, Richmond-Burton’s School District 157 board unanimously voted Wednesday

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ST. CHARLES – As a new American Legion Baseball League season gets underway, the St. Charles Post 342 team is undergoing major changes of its own both on and off the field. Longtime coaches Dale Wilderspin and Greg Kowalski have retired from their duties. Wilderspin served as the head coach, while Kowal- Todd Genke ski served as his assistant. The duo coached the program for 15 seasons, seven of which resulted in top 10 finishes in the state tournament. In their place, St. Charles North varsity baseball coach Todd Genke will oversee the program as a liaison while North sophomore coach Justin Moriarty will serve as head coach. Joe Nemetz, a coaching veteran from Schaumburg and a current member of the North football staff, will serve as his assistant. Both Wilderspin and Kowalski will serve

as consultants to Genke and Moriarty through the transition. In addition to the coaching change, it’s expected the team will field a roster that features players solely from St. Charles North. While Moriarty expects to finalize the roster in a few weeks, at least five North graduates, three of whom will play baseball collegiately, will play on the squad. The group includes Nick Drawant (Elgin Community College), Jack Dennis (Tiffin), Drew Underwager (Concordia), Tim Hausl and Austin Lovelady. The season began a week and a half ago, and the team is set to play in the Post 76 Summer Classic, a tournament hosted by the Wheaton Legion today (11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and Saturday (8:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.) at the Wheaton Legion fields at 570 S. Gary Ave. in Carol Stream. “[The program] is going in the right direction,” general manager Robert Ciesla said. Kowalski said talks for a change in leadership began a year ago, as he wanted to make sure the program was in the hands of people who understood the significance

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Schwarber’s hit scored third run of seven-run outburst • COUGARS Continued from page 17 “You might only get one pitch an at-bat, and if you let that pitch go, you know you put yourself in a hole,” Schwarber said. “So just don’t miss your pitch when you’re up at the plate, and when you get it, capitalize on it.” Schwarber’s hit scored the third run of a seven-run outburst, all with two outs. Hannemann garnered arguably the biggest vuvuzela salute with a two-run, inside-thepark home run that opened the scoring after Trey Martin’s triple. Add a first-round draft pick to the Midwest League’s best team that’s situated within an hour of its parent club and this buzz should have quite the shelf life. “That’s the thing that makes the extra excitement,” said Dr. Bob Froehlich, who became the Cougars’ chief executive officer, president and majority owner earlier this month. “It’s always great to get a high, No. 1 draft pick to come to your minor league club, but this makes it so extra special. Because this is not like the No. 1 pick when we were affiliated

in, get your rest. That’s probably the biggest difference from what it is right now.” Schwarber caught during much of his college career but also feels comfortable in the outfield. The Cubs plan to give him playing time in both spots. He has started his past three games in left field, and knows he has a former major league catcher as a manager in the Cougars’ Mark Johnson, who allowed some eagerness Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com to see Schwarber, too. “Excited to watch him play, Cougars left fielder Kyle Schwarber (right) runs onto the field with teammate Jake Hannemann before their game Thursday night at Fifth just like everybody else who comes in here and is new that Third Ballpark in Geneva. I hadn’t seen,” Johnson said. with the Oakland A’s, and all Schwarber admits “you don’t “You know, it’s always fun to of a sudden he comes through really imagine it starting off watch new guys and see what they do and start helping them Kane County and then he’s this well.” shipped out to the West Coast. In the same breath, he ac“I mean, if this kid goes knowledges he still hasn’t fast through the system, you’ll faced the real rigors of pro get a chance to see him play ball: playing and adjusting evmaybe for the rest of the year ery day amid streaks, slumps, in Kane County, and then, be- fans, social media, bus trips fore you know it, in two years and zany promotions. he goes to be at Wrigley Field. “Just the daily grind of I mean, that connection be- what it is, you know. I’m just tween the Cubs and the Cou- getting a little taste of it right gars and those great players now, but, you know, I can’t coming through there, that, imagine what those guys are to me, is what really is going going through,” Schwarber to energize our fans in a big said. “It’s just got to be big on way.” taking care of your body and Addressing his torrid pace, making sure you get your work

“You know, it’s always fun to watch new guys and see what they do and start helping them out, and that’s always our challenge is to get guys better.” Mark Johnson Cougars manager

out, and that’s always our challenge is to get guys better. Whether it’s a first-rounder or a 40th-rounder, you know, it’s all the same guy, and it’s always interesting to get that first look.”

Coffey had 32 RBIs for 32-4-1 baseball team • COFFEY Continued from page 16 “It was a blast being able to play with him this year,” Coffey said. “He’s got huge upside. I’m so excited for what he’s going to do in football [next] season and then continue into basketball. It was unfortunate he hurt his shoulder, because I really wish I could have seen him throw this spring on the baseball team but I’m definitely going to keep an eye on him as he keeps going.” As well as Batavia’s baseball season panned out – the Bulldogs’ 23-game winning streak helped produce conference and regional championships – Batavia hit an offensive lull in April, and Coffey’s brand of upbeat leadership again came into play.

“When we faced adversity in the middle of the season, he was always there to calm us down, tell us it’s going to be all good and we’re going to get back on track,” Batavia senior pitcher Jacob Piechota said. Coffey led Batavia’s deep, veteran lineup with 32 RBIs and hit .360 for the season as the Bulldogs finished 32-4-1, falling to South Elgin in a sectional championship game. “Definitely a huge team season,” Coffey said. “It’s unfortunate that it had to end the way it did, but definitely so grateful for the season that we had.” Coffey played most spots on the diamond during his baseball career at Batavia. He started at first base this season before switching to third base, a spot he thinks might be a possibility when he begins his college baseball

career at Minnesota. “However, I can get on the field, that’s what I’m going to do,” Coffey said. Micah and Canaan Coffey followed in the footsteps of older brothers Jordan and Jesse Coffey, both of whom were multisport Batavia standouts; like Micah, Jordan Coffey quarterbacked the Bulldogs in a state championship football game, in 2006. The family is extremely close-knit, with Micah calling his brothers his “role models and the best teammates in the whole world.” They love spending time together when they’re all in town. If it’s a quiet night, there’s a certain DVD available to help pass the time. Like so many moments throughout Micah Coffey’s Bulldogs career, it’s well worth watching.

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‘Don’t you just love a parade?’ As the Harold Arlen song goes, “I love a parade!” There is nothing quite as grand as the Rose Bowl parade each New Year’s day. I have been in Pasadena twice. In the crisp early morning with the hopes for a Badger victory are still viable, there is much to be admired about the community-wide effort to design and build the floats and roll out the marching bands. Here’s a tip. Never sit in an open grandstand and place your purse/valuables on the floor next to your feet. I lost my purse, game tickets and return railroad ticket to an opportunistic thief who was under the stands methodically picking off desirable items (according to the Pasadena police, who mailed my purse back to St. Charles with everything intact but the cash.) Traveling on a student tour voided the need for tickets to the game and the long trail back to Madison on the “Schlitz Train,” so named to endorse that Milwaukee brewer for the free samples. My first participation in a local parade was with my girl Scout troop with 21 buddies from Shelby School. It was a bit tough to stay in step as we dodged what the mounted faux Native Americans or, more precisely, what their horses dropped. Does anyone recall a cold weather parade down Main Street in St. Charles way back when one float/truck representing St. Charles Lumber and Fuel featured the Big Bad Wolf? (FuFu the German Shepherd from The Oasis and a not smiling Red Riding Hood? The dog loved it. Not me.) Back in those days when there was only one high school, many of my classmates were delighted to

JOAN KNOWS Joan Arteberry don the mostly black with orange highlights uniform and proudly follow Walter Best as if there were 76 trombones. Sadly many have departed to go marching in with those real saints up in the sky. Has anyone thought of putting together an alumni old-timers band? Now comes the Swedish Days wrap-up parade, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22. There’s sunshine in the forecast so far. Granddaughter Mazy and a whole bunch from Cheer Alliance in St. Charles were the 99th unit last year. Now, as the theme recognizes the 65-year tradition, units are placed according to decades and their group is in the ’60s category, moving them to the 75th unit. Watch for the VW bus “full of love.” Cheer Alliance in St. Charles offers instruction and participation in competitive cheerleading. (They compete successfully at regional and national events.) Also available are tumbling, private instruction and a party room. For more information, call 630-587-2075. From a proud grandma’s perspective the benefits include talented and safety conscious coaches, building teamwork, leadership and other positive values – and lots of fun! Lea Minalga, the tireless and inspired leader of Hearts of Hope (known widely for assisting families who are battling narcotics addiction) reminds that their

popular Hawaiian Shaved Ice concession is up and running near the site of the carnival. The cold treat is just the right touch now that we finally have June weather – and volunteers who wholeheartedly support Hearts of Hope will be appreciative of your support. Finally, there has been a literal parade of wonderful people from our church (Baker Memorial United Methodist Church) offering prayers, visits and overwhelming support as our family struggles with multiple health issues. Thanks to Gina Armstrong and UMW colleagues and those fostering strong commitment to community outreach from the pulpit and from spirit-filled volunteers. Can’t wait to get back on my feet and march in that parade, too. A special nod to my Grozis Transportation Authority buddy, cousin Jim Grozis. Jim and Barb are so often right there when a ride is needed. The service is on time and features good-looking drivers. Back home now, I am experiencing mixed feelings as I observe how much Mister Z has done to rejuvenate the garden and the roses but can’t seem to find the right language for: “Slow down, buddy. You just had surgery!” If you see the zebra truck out getting critters or his slim, sweaty body bent over mulching or pruning – honk your horn and make a slow-down signal. Don’t you just love a parade?

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

NEIGHBORS BRIEF Kane County 4-H Dog Show set for June 25 ST. CHARLES – The annual Kane County 4-H Dog Show will be Wednesday, June 25, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Members of 4-H can check in from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and judging will begin at 6:15 p.m. in Exhibit Hall A. The 4-H club is part of the University of Illinois Extension. If interested in 4-H, contact Doris Braddock at

630-584-6166 or dbraddoc@illinois.edu, or visit the University of Illinois Extension office in Kane County at 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. To learn about the University of Illinois Extension in Kane County, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/.

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During the June 16 Batavia City Council meeting, the Batavia VFW honored groups for their participation in the Batavia VFW’s Loyalty Day Parade on May 4. Loyalty Day Parade chairman Andrew Franke (left) presented a first-place Military Award to the MACG 48 Color Guard, one of several groups that was honored at the meeting.

Auditions for ‘Of Grapes and Nuts’ set KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE neighbors@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre in Batavia is casting for its production of “Of Grapes and Nuts,” which combines two of John Steinbeck’s novels, “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice and Men.” Auditions will take place at 7:30 p.m. July 13 and 14 at the theater, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks (invitation only) may take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. Casting will consist of four to nine men in their 20s through 60s and two to four women in their 20s through 60s, depending on the character. Performance dates will take place Sept. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 26 and 27. The play is rated PG-13. For more updates and information, visit www. albrighttheatre.com or find Albright Theatre on Facebook and Twitter. The rehearsal schedule will be determined by the director and is subject to the availability of the confirmed cast and crew.

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BATAVIA – The Green CommUnity will present “Green Gold: Eco-system Restoration” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June

27, at Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St., Batavia. The documentary and discussion will share the story of healing landscapes at scale and restoring life, livelihoods,

security and a future. Admission and refreshments are free. For information, call 630-879-1115 or visit www. unityoffoxvalley.org. – Shaw Media

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Mazda has built and sold about one million MX-5 Miatas worldwide, which is a remarkable sales figure for a rearwheel-drive subcompact car. Not every human frame can fit into the confining interior. Although this two-seater is idyllic in good weather, its light weight and low ground clearance (4.6-inches) are not ideal for wintry days. Lack of weight for traction render the roadster almost useless in winter, except on well-maintained city streets. Even so, the shortcomings are overcome by one factor. The MX-5 Miata is a gem of a car. It shines like one. Admirers flock to the bright and shapely look. Brought to market in 1989 as a 1990 model, the two-seat roadster has undergone minor revisions through the years but nothing substantial. The first generation (19891997) had pop-up headlights and a plastic rear window. On the second generation (1998-2004), the headlights became fixed and the rear window (plastic ones clouded up) became glass. Horsepower was upped a bit. For the third generation (2005-present), more power was added, a four-wheel wishbone suspension system was modified to wishbones in front and multi-links in the rear, and traction and stability controls were added to the available safety package. In 2007, a three-piece metal hardtop was introduced as an option. The hardtop version of the roadster was standard equipment on the MX-5 recently tested, which was a 2014 Club model. The Club replaced the Touring model in 2013. The other two models are the base Sport and the loaded Grand Touring model. When the cloth top is replaced by the metallic apparatus, the price increases about $1,500. This metal top is identified in the Mazda literature as PRHT (power retractable hard top). This automated metal hardtop can go up or down in 12 seconds. Add two seconds to unlatch the roof from the headliner, and operational time

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The subcompact 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible is powered by an inline, four-cylinder, 167-horsepower, two-liter engine that can be mated to either a manual or automatic transmission. A manual windscreen helps cut down noise in the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Roll bars support the headrests of the two front leather seats.

BEHIND THE WHEEL Jerry Kuyper increases to 14 seconds. The power switches are centered near the top of the leather-trimmed dashboard. The two pieces at the top, including a glass rear window, are stored under the automated boot cover (the third piece of the unit). A 5.3-cubic-foot trunk behind the boot remains empty and ready to accept luggage. The smooth hardtop operation is courtesy of Westbo, a German supplier. With an almost perfect 50-50 balance between front and rear, a modest price (compared to other two- or four-seat convertibles), and a zippy two-liter, 167-horsepower, four-cylinder engine, the MX-5 is a fair weather winner. It should race from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than seven seconds. Unofficially, it came to a stop from 60 mph in a distance of 114 to 115 feet. This ranks alongside the

best braking sport cars on the market. During the test week, a Club model of the MX-5 mated the engine to a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is available. The Sport comes standard with a five-speed manual and the Club and Grand Touring with six-speeds as standard. A sixspeed automatic transmission is optional and can cost an additional $1,000, depending on trim level chosen. Premium fuel is recommended for the 12.7 gallon fuel tank. During the test week, the MX-5 averaged 24.1 miles per gallon. Two persons were aboard and driving was aggressive. A sport-tuned suspension system with a limited-slip differential relies on wishbones in front, gas-charged shocks, multilinks in the rear and hollow stabilizer bars front and rear. Priced from $23,720 (same sticker as 2013 model) for a stick shift, softtop Sport, a loaded 2014 Grand Touring hardtop model of the MX-5 with

the automatic transmission can cost in the neighborhood of $30,000. Delivery is $795 across the model lineup. The tested Club model with PRHT and the six-speed manual transmission came in at $28,665, not including delivery. Quick off the mark, tight steering and a subdued purr from the twin alloy exhaust tips contributed to fun rides during the test week. It maneuvers well in tight street conditions, and it should as the convertible rides on a wheelbase of 91.7 inches, is 157.3 inches long, 67.7 inches wide and 49 inches tall. The MX-5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turning circle is 30.8 feet, which is tight. The two front leather bucket seats are ideal for lithe bodies. It takes some effort to sink into the cockpit as well as to exit, but the process is not overwhelming. A windscreen between the bucket seats operates manually, up or down. With the side windows up and the windscreen down (less noise that way), two people actually can carry on conversations

while cruising at 50 to 60 miles per hour. This latest generation MX-5 slightly resembles the original cute Miatas of the early 1990s. It remains a two-door, two-passenger, rear-wheeldrive, compact roadster, but the hood is wider and higher with room for a center bulge. Window sills are taller, the glass expanse in side windows smaller, and the rear rises into an abrupt end. On the exterior, a buyer gets alloy wheels, dual alloy exhaust tips, fog lamps in front flanking a honeycomb grille with silver trim for headlamp and turn signal housings. The dual exhausts are throaty but mannerly. The lower and wider appearance gives the roadster a muscular look. Standard features on the test model included fog lights, halogen headlamps, Bilstein shock absorbers, chrome grille surround, remote keyless entry, cruise control, redundant sound controls mounted on the leather-wrapped and tilt steering wheel, one-touch down passenger window (same as driver window), leather trim, trip computer and power door locks. Besides windows and locks, other power appointments are exterior mirrors. Features on MX-5s include defogger for rear glass window, floor mats, 12-volt outlet, cup holders, vanity mirror, trunk lights, clock, tachometer, external temperature display and sound system for AM-FM and optional Sirius satellite radio, compact disc and MP3 players and auxiliary input jack. Safety equipment includes disc brakes, a four-wheel antilock braking system, airbags in front and on the sides (no overhead curtains as this is a convertible), brake force distribution and headrests to complement the two seatbelts. The three-year or 36-month warranty includes 24-hour roadside assistance. Powertrain coverage is five years or 60,000 miles.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Brian Wilson (1942), musician/singer-songwriter; Bob Vila (1946), handyman/TV personality; Lionel Richie (1949), singer-songwriter; John Goodman (1952), actor; Nicole Kidman (1967), actress.

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – A host of possibilities will develop this year, but it will be up to you to turn these opportunities into something viable. You are tenacious and talented, so follow your heart and do whatever it takes to overcome any unfavorable issues that could threaten your triumph. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – With your energetic and playful way of dealing with people, you will have no trouble attracting new friendships. Put your ideas into motion to gain valuable support. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – A hardheaded attitude will stir up trouble. If you are unwilling to make concessions, you will risk getting into a conflict with a colleague, friend or lover. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your charm and charisma will attract attention. Take your place in the spotlight and enjoy it. Your enthusiasm will lead to an offer you cannot refuse. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Your personal life is due for an interesting change. Greater cash flow is apparent, and it will come from an unexpected source. Take action and make the most of your good fortune. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Some experiences are bound to be painful. Don’t obsess about your problems. You don’t need to blame yourself or feel guilty for a negative event that develops. Look for and accentuate the positive. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Major career changes lie ahead. Take command of your future by staying informed and in touch with the people and tools that you need to advance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You have been dawdling long enough. Let today be the starting point for all of the alterations and improvements you have been considering. It’s up to you to take the initiative. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – For every step forward, you will take two steps back. You can save yourself some aggravation if you put major decisions on hold while you reassess your plans for the future. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You can lighten your load if you ask for help. Friends and colleagues will gladly come to your aid if they know you are struggling. Put your pride aside. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – The downside of having a vivid imagination is that ideas may take the place of action. You know what you want out of life, so go out and get it. It’s time to follow through. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You don’t have to be a professional to enjoy a sporting challenge. Find an amateur activity that interests you, and test your skills. Physical fitness will improve your mindset. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You may stand out for all the wrong reasons. Play by the rules. Be extra careful when dealing with authority figures or government agencies, or discussing legal matters.

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In “The Rover,” a post-apocalyptic drama in the style of “Mad Max,” Guy Pearce (left) and Robert Pattinson set out on a journey across the Australian Outback.

‘The Rover’: Bleak, lawless poetry, mate By ANN HORNADAY The Washington Post The world of “The Rover” is a vast, pitiless expanse, a desolate patch of the Australian Outback 10 years after a Western economic collapse in which survivors roam like snarling, post-apocalyptic zombies, fighting over a broken society’s scraps with Darwinian aggression. If the setting and mood of “The Rover” evokes “Mad Max,” director David Michod still makes those familiar elements his own in a film that, even at its most trite and, ultimately, sentimentally facile, possesses moments of astonishing assurance and austere beauty. Co-written by Joel Edgerton – who starred in Michod’s breakout 2010 crime thriller, “Animal Kingdom” – “The Rover” too often succumbs to the kind of pseudo-literary pretensions most often associated with Cormac McCarthy: arty, self-serious posturing meant to disguise its true intent, which is to indulge in pulp violence at its most graphic and fetishistic. The saving grace, in this case, comes by way of Michod’s own poetic sense of framing and composition, as well as a galvanizing lead performance from the great, scandalously underrated Austra-

lian actor Guy Pearce. Pearce plays Eric, who becomes reluctantly involved with a gang of criminals who steal his car. While methodically pursuing them to get the vehicle back, he eventually crosses paths with Rey (Robert Pattinson), an intellectually challenged American – working in Australia as a miner – who becomes Eric’s dubious wing-man. The two make their way across the grim Australian landscape like a latter-day “Of Mice and Men,” with Eric imparting filial wisdom and his own skeptical worldview to Rey, who gratefully absorbs it like the abandoned but unfailingly loyal little brother that he is. Like the classic westerns from which “The Rover” takes its most basic contours, the men’s journey enables them to meet all manner of characters on the way to the final showdown. One of the most memorable is Eric’s encounter with a gentle-mannered older woman who turns out to be as tough and morally wizened as the surliest inhabitants of a wasteland that has descended into lawlessness, anarchy and casual depravity. Working with cinematographer Natasha Braier, Michod coats everything within sight in various shades of dust,

the bleak visuals echoed in Antony Partos’ harsh, dissonant electronic score. Into this joyless world, Michod manages to imprint his own signature, from the way he and Braier move the camera to establish figures within their larger environment, to the startling image of a car turning somersaults outside a diner window while a man obliviously huddles at the counter in the scene’s foreground. (There’s also an amusingly meta scene of R-Patz singing “Pretty Girl Rock,” in which he makes a clever and convincing case for accepting him outside his “Twilight”-created pop stardom.) As impressive as these flourishes are, what makes “The Rover” more watchable than the average self-conscious genre exercise is Pearce, who exudes such weary authority and palpable vulnerability that he’s sympathetic even in the film’s most brutalizing moments. “The Rover” finally doesn’t add up to much, but if it brings Pearce to the top of more casting lists in the future, it’s well worth the trip.

• “The Rover” received two-and-ahalf stars out of four. The film is rated R and contains profanity and some bloody violence. It runs 102 minutes.


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Dear Abby: My husband, “Vinny,” and I were married 11 years when he left me for another woman. Eight months later he decided the grass wasn’t greener on that side of the fence and came back. Our marriage is better now than it was before the affair. Seven months later his younger brother “Nicky” got divorced and moved in with us. A short while after that, Vinny and Nicky joined a band. It has been a year now, and my brother-in-law is still here. I am more than ready for him to move out, but every time I mention it, Vinny says Nicky has “just” gone through a divorce and “we’re all he has.” I hate all the time Vinny devotes to the band. I try not to complain because I know how much he enjoys it, but I’m miserable. They practice in our basement on Mondays and

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Wednesdays, and every Friday and Saturday night is spent performing. I have no privacy! How do I get Nicky out of here? Should I push the issue with the band or let it go? My parents are furious with Vinny. They say he’s reliving his childhood, Nicky is taking advantage and Vinny is taking me for granted. Can you offer some advice? – Hurting In New York Dear Hurting: Your brother-inlaw should have been out of your house a month after he moved in. Tell Vinny you’ve had it with this experiment in communal living, set an exit date for Nicky and stick to it. If your husband

refuses to listen to reason, then he is sending you a strong message that your wishes are not important. As for Vinny’s participation in the band, he and the other band members must be talented or they wouldn’t be booked every Friday and Saturday night. Look at the bright side: When they’re rehearsing in your basement, at least you know where your husband is and what he’s doing. Marriage is a compromise, so learn to enjoy the music, but cultivate interests and hobbies of your own. And last but not least, stop involving your parents in your problems. You’re a big girl now. If you don’t tell all, they’ll have fewer negative feelings about your husband. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Hip flexor strain requires rest, then stretching Dear Doctor K: I’ve strained a muscle where my hip meets my pelvis. What can I do to relieve the discomfort? Dear Reader: It sounds like you’ve strained your hip flexor. That’s a group of muscles that runs from your lower back to the front of your thigh. These muscles help flex your hip when you lift your leg to the front. A hip flexor strain can lead to pain where your thigh meets your pelvis, as well as pain or pinching when you pull your knee to your chest or when you climb stairs. Many activities can cause a hip flexor strain. Possible culprits include heavy lifting or pushing, biking (especially if your seat isn’t high enough), martial arts, or running with knees lifted high. When you first strain your hip, rest it and apply ice. Pain medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen can help ease discomfort. If the pain is severe, use crutches to take weight off the area. After swelling improves, usually in several days, do some gentle stretches. Then begin strength exercises aimed at rebuilding muscles. I’ll describe two hip-strengthening exercises. (I’ve put pho-

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff tographs demonstrating proper form on my website, AskDoctorK. com.) • Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch. Kneel on a padded mat. Put your right leg in front of you with the knee bent at a 90-degree angle and foot flat on the floor. Place your hands on your right thigh for support. Lean forward, pressing into the hip of your left leg while keeping your right foot on the floor. Hold for 10 to 30 seconds. Do three to four reps, then switch legs. • Cobbler’s Pose. Sit on the floor. Bring the soles of your feet together and let your knees fall apart toward the floor. Place your hands on your ankles. Hinge forward from your hips until you feel the stretch in your inner thighs. Hold for 10 to 30 seconds. Repeat three to four times. Other good hip exercises include walking in chest-high water, low-resistance biking, using an elliptical trainer and walking on level ground. A reader recently wrote me

with this question: “How is it that you can answer so many different questions in different fields? How do you learn all that?” I wish I could tell you that I carry around all the answers in my brain. But there are so many different fields and specialties in medicine that no one person can possibly master all of them. A hundred years ago, medical science was in its infancy. There were some doctors who really did “know it all.” That is, they knew everything that was known. The problem was that practically nothing was known. There weren’t cures for most diseases. In writing this column, I frequently consult with my colleagues at Harvard Medical School who are experts on the questions readers ask. I’m happy that I came of age as a doctor at a time when medical science had made enormous advances. If I don’t know the answer that might help you, I know where I can find it.

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

Mother does not want son to take on her bad habit Dr. Wallace: I really need your help. I’m a single mother and have a son who is 14. I am a chain smoker and have been smoking since I was 14. The boy I liked at that time was 18 and he introduced me to the “enjoyment” of cigarettes. By the time I was 15, I was smoking a pack of cigarettes daily. Back then finding money to support my habit was not a problem due to the low cost of a pack of cigarettes. Once my mother discovered that I was a smoker she wasn’t terribly angry because she, too, was hooked on cigarettes. I can’t remember when mom didn’t smoke, and she still smokes today. When I was a teen if I didn’t have enough money to buy my own cigarettes, I would “borrow” them from mom. I wasn’t thrilled about smoking her cigarettes because I enjoyed smoking my own brand. That’s my history of “tobacco and me.” Ever since my son was 10, I told him not to follow in my footsteps and to avoid cigarettes. Last weekend I came home from shopping early and, to my dismay, I caught my son and his girlfriend puffing on my cigarettes. I put him on restriction for two weeks and told him we would have a discussion about not smoking when he served his punishment. That time is almost here. Please help me explain to him why he shouldn’t smoke, even if his mother does and has no plans to stop smoking. – Mom, Cum-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace berland, Maryland Dear Mom: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed in a survey that children whose parents smoke are at a much greater risk of smoking themselves. But when parents who smoke let their children know clearly and repeatedly that they don’t approve, it can be effective, so here are the recommended suggestions: 1. Spell out the reasons why your child shouldn’t smoke. Keep in mind that he is more likely to respond to the immediate effects – the cost, smelly clothes, yellow teeth and bad breath – rather than the long-term health risks associated with smoking. 2. Set consequences for smoking, and be prepared to follow through. Let him know that smoking is simply unacceptable. 3. Share your story. Talk about why you started to smoke. If you began smoking because your friends smoked, tell him. When you first started, how long did you think you would keep smoking? Has that changed? Talk about your addiction to cigarettes and the effect smoking has had on your health. If you have tried to quit, make sure he knows how difficult it is. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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CELEBRITY CIPHER

Hesiod, an early Greek poet, said, “Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.” That applies to many bridge contracts, either to make or to break them. This deal gives both sides a chance for good timing once North-South push into four hearts. West leads the spade two. How can East defeat the contract? How can South get home if East wins the first trick and tries to cash a second spade winner? The bidding was difficult. When one spade came around, North thought about making a takeout double, but was rightly nervous about having only two hearts. After North balanced with two clubs, South might have passed, but advanced with two hearts, knowing that his partner would remember that he had not immediately made a two-heart overcall. North cuebid two spades to show a strong hand and ask his partner to bid no-trump with a spade stopper. (Five clubs can be defeated after a trump lead.) East beats four hearts if he shifts to the diamond queen at trick two. This gives the defenders the tempo to collect one spade, two hearts and one diamond. But that is not clearcut. If East tries to cash a second spade trick, South should ruff and be willing to give the defenders one spade and two hearts. He should ignore the trump finesse and cash his top hearts. Then he turns to the clubs and gets his diamond losers away in time.


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GENERAL LABOR 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

Production Supervisor DeKalb Manufacturer is looking for a full time production supervisor. Prior supervisory experience, strong communication, leadership, math and computer skills are required. Cable and wire experience a plus. Send resume to : Human Resources P.O. Box 965 DeKalb, IL 60115

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OPTICIAN-TECHNICIAN Full time positions available for a busy optometry practice in Geneva. Experience Required. Email resume to eyedentity2@ameritech.net or fax to (630)232-7636

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

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

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HVAC TECHNICIANS Heating & A/C company in Sycamore is looking for experienced (5 years +) HVAC Install Technician & HVAC Service Technicians to join our company in a full time position. We offer: Sign on Bonus, Company Van, Holiday Pay and Vacation Pay. Commission based sales program. Salary is based on experience. Please email your resume & salary requirements to: HVACserviceposition@ yahoo.com

Cat – Female, Long hair Black, w/ white patch on chest,small, her name is AMI, very shy, sweet last seen off of McDonald Rd. in Campton Hills, on June 10th.Please call if seen ! 773-656-1332

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644 SYLVAN PLACE 6 FAMILY GARAGE SALE! Teen, adult clothing; toys; housewares; electronics; furniture; light fixtures; kids' golf equipment; antiques; frames; books; new guitar; free TV.

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ELBURN Multi-Family - 2 Locations Fri 8AM-4PM & Sat 8AM-12PM 701 Banbury Ave 580 Cambridge Ave Grill, Tools, Records, Bikes - kids & adults, Kids Clothes (Boys 5-7 Girls 4-7), Vintage Jeans, Oil Cans, Antique Bottles, Playhouse, Toys, Games, Books, DVDs, Housewares,

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GENEVA

FRI & SAT JUNE 20 & 21 7:30 AM – 2:00PM 1251 HERRINGTON RD. IN RANDALL SQUARE

Household items,small appliances, frames, pictures, wing chairs, end tables, jewelry, lots of miscellaneous items.

Huge Clothing and Accessories Sale 1577 FARGO BLVD GENEVA FRI & SAT 8AM - 1PM Womens Clothing (XL & 1X) Jewelry, Shoes, Purses, and many accessories, High Quality, new or gently used

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ST. CHARLES June 20 & 21 Friday & Saturday 8am - 3pm 39W942 Cutwood Ln. Splitrail Farms Fishing rods to Hallmark Ornaments & Model cars. A lot of stuff for sale! Twitter @39W942CutwoodLn

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Black leather with chrome legs. INTEX KRYSTAL CLEAR Saltwater Mechanic's, Body and Fender, System Pool Chlorinator model Car Restorer tools, Air Tools, etc. EXCELLENT CONDITION! CS8110 for above ground swim$10-$25. 630-365-1447 And, glass coffee table, ming Used 2 seasons. This $300/both. 630-673-4522 systempools. creates chlorine so you never have to add chlorine or any othCounter Top Chairs (4)

er chemicals. Features 24-hr timer; Black, Pier One, $125/obo. Corner computer bookcase desk. 110-120V & manual. $85.00 obo $45 or best offer. 630-879-5066 (cash only) Call Bob 630-4503824 DINING ROOM TABLE & CHAIRS Maple drop-leaf dining table with NTEX 20' x 12' X 48" OVAL FRAME SWIMMING POOL SET six chairs. Two leaves. $200. 630-892-6385

Oak Desk ~ Kendall

L-shaped, file drawers, lap drawer, w/ manual. Water capacity (85%) very good condition, $150. - 4,393 gal. Inc. 1500 gph pump 847-525-4569 (used 1 season); ladder and spare Round wood dining room table ladder; 2 filters & new volleyball w/6 chairs. Incl, leaf $100 set. $225.00 obo (cash only) 630-879-7207 Call Bob at 630-450-3824

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SAINT CHARLES Fri,June 20 8am-5pm 421 Jefferson Mini refrigerator,recliner, wheelchair,TV stand, Barbie,gamecube,Baby swing,headboard and much misc.

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!

4th & Hamilton antique beds, home furnishings, antique grape press, Salvador Deli etchings,punching bag, monitors, lots of wall art, & DVDs much much more !

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!

GENOA Thursday and Friday June 19th and 20th 8am-4pm 402 Birch Ave. Off Cherry Tree Ln. Tools, Plus Size Clothing, Home Decor, Shoes, Patio Set, Generator, Furniture, Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

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845 W Main St June 19 & 20 - 9a-5p; June 21 - 9a-noon Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

GENEVA June 20 & 21 Friday & Saturday 8am – 3pm 322 Hamilton St.

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

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. household items, antiques, jewelry, pictures, holiday, games, dolls, vintage hats, womens clothing/shoes/purses and much more! ST. CHARLES

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

Cream-Colored, 3 seat cushions, 4 back cushions, good condition. $50. 847-525-4569. Sofa-white, top of line, like new, $200 : 2 side chairs excellent condition $50/ea, free end table w/ lamp with purchase 630-373-5993

Pyrex Collection – Mid Century 25 Pieces, Colorful, Pyrex Bowls Sold in Lot. Flamingo Pink, Early Paper Label, Autumn Harvest, Woodland Chocolate, Others $250. 630-587-6620

GARDEN TRACTOR International Cub Cadet 1000 China Cabinet, 30” x 18” x 53” and International Cub Cadet 102 Oak, 2 Shelves, $125. for restore or for parts. $200 each. 847-464-5543 847-464-5543 SECRETARY DESK, 2 PIECE GARDEN TRACTOR AND CHINA CABINET, Dark Wood. JOHN DEERE 110 $250 or offer Good condition, $200. for restore or parts. 847-464-5543 847-464-5543 SPINNING WHEELS Large, Early American, $120 and a small European, $70. Oak Ice Hand Saw Filing Machines (3) Chest, $150 or best offer. $395 takes all. 630-879-5066 847-464-5543 1960's Sting Ray Bike Parts Includes Frames & Bars. $50 for all. 630-232-2146

BOOKCASES (2) Glass front, medium wood with shelves, $25/ea. 630-443-6971

Full Propane Tank $30 630-365-5888 Old Outside Hand Pump Iron, From Farm $150. 630-584-5418 SIGNS - Metal Beer Signs. $20 each. Huntley area. 847-515-8012

Bookcases (2) Oak

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 ! !

3 shelves each, approx. 3' high by 4' wide. $70 for both. 847-525-4569.

CASH FOR FURNITURE Get Cash on the Spot for your Gently Used Furniture, Electronic, Sm. Appliances, Tools, Home decor and Much More ! 75 S. Randall Road Batavia, IL. 630-879-6700 4305 Westbrook Drive Aurora, IL 630-499-0500 newuses.com

CHEST ~ OAK Double front door opening & top opening. Approx. 2'H x 4'W - $75. 847-525-4569. Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it to our online photo album at KCChronicle.com/MyPhotos

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JUST ANIMALS LOW COST VACCINE CLINICS Sun. June 29th 1am -3 pm Trellis Farm & Garden – St. Charles, IL Cat & dog exams $10 most vaccines $12 Heartworm tests & microchips $20 By appointment only: 815-830-6568 www.justanimals.org

GAME SOLAR PRO XD SWIMMING POOL HEATER. Complete with cover and manual. $85.00 obo (cash only) Call Bob 630-450-3824 INTEX 2500 gpm Filter Pump for above ground pool. 110-120-volt; double insulated pump; used 1 season with manual. $50.00 obo (cash only) Call Bob 630-4503824

TORO Snowblower Model CCR 2450, 5Hp., 20” path Very Good Condition - $200 630-513-7939 after 12pm

Large Air Hockey Table, 7' good condition. $75. Will trade for Shuffle Board table. 630-365-5888

A-1 AUTO BATAVIA

Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

815-575-5153 Family seeks any living rm furniture preferably 3 pc couch set or any car, cheap to reasonable price 630-549-0500

!! !! !!! !! !!

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs

1 BR starting at $860-$870 2 BR starting at $1010 3 BR TH starting at $1280

630-879-8300 ELBURN 2BR CONDO STYLE Appliances, W/D, A/C, extra storage. No pets/smkg, $925/mo, util incl. 815-375-0132 GENEVA, charming apt. in 2-flat, Oak floors and woodwork, LR, DR, 1 BR, kitchen, office, 1 bath, garage, a/c. No dogs. No smoking. $850/mo. 630-232-0303.

GENOA 1 & 2 BEDROOM 1 bath, remodeled, appl. Counrty setting, close to downtown Genoa. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-901-3346

PEPPER VALLEY APARTMENTS

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

2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1,090 - $1,100 $1.120 - $1.130 Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK.

630-232-7226

ST. CHARLES 1st MO FREE! Lrg 1BR $789, Lrg 2BR from $889/mo. Incl heat, water, cooking gas, appliances & laundry. 630-584-1685

North Aurora – 3 bedroom Ranch, basement, attached 2 car garage, stove, fridge, references needed. $1400/mo+sec. 630-707-7673

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

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE, STATE OF ILLINOIS 1990 & Newer 44K miles, turbo, loaded, 3 year THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON warranty included, $14,500. St. Charles ROOM FOR RENT TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL AS815-970-2653 Will beat anyone's $450/mo incl utll, shared housing SOCIATION AS GRANTOR TRUSTEE Contact Summers Property Mgmt. OF THE PROTIUM MASTER price by 630-232-7535 GRANTOR TRUST, . Wayne Room for Rent Plaintiff(s), vs. $350/mo + ¼ utilities and $350 sec dep. 630-377-7958 ELIZABETH YURISICH, , Will pay extra for Defendant(s). Honda, Toyota & Nissan Great condition! 40K miles. Case No. 11 CH 1283 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE $8,100/obo. 630-567-6341 OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE 815-814-1964 Toyota Camry FORECLOSURE or NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore 815-814-1224 entered by the said Court in the !! !! !!! !! !! above entitled cause, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois, will on July ST. CHARLES 17, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 AM, at the Kane County Judicial Center, Off/Ware Space 37W777 Route 38, Court Room Very Nice Fishing Boat 1,568sf - 19,000sf. JC100, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell Docks/Drive-Ins 847-683-3546 at public auction to the highest and 1998 Good Condition Aggressive Move-In Package best bidder for cash, all and singu630-355-8094 $1,800/obo lar, the following described premiswww.mustangconstruction.com call for info ! es and real estate in the said Judg815-344-4384 815-403-3315 ment mentioned, situated in the Check us out online County of Kane, State of Illinois, or www.KCChronicle.com so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, to 2006 HONDA CR-V Buying? wit: LIKE NEW! 90K Common Address: 940 KNOX Selling? WANTED TO BUY $13,000 with only 90K miles! LN., BATAVIA, IL 60510 Class A or Class C Motorhome. Dark Blue, AWD, Sunroof, 6 CD Renting? P.I.N. 12-23-451-015 Need badly, will accept fixer-upper, Changer. 815-899-3731 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. will pay cash. 847-704-0181 Hiring? NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois Buying? Selling? To place an ad, call 60606, (312) 357-1125, for fur877-264-2527 1960 Corvette - Dream Car, Red, Renting? Hiring? ther information. White Coves w/Red interior, 283 To place an ad, The terms of the sale are: Ten Engine w/3 spd. Auto trans., Never Kane County call 877-264-2527 percent (10%) due by cash or cerout in bad Chicago weather, Chronicle Classified Kane County Chronicle Classified $45,000. 815-459-7744 tified funds at the time of the sale

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Kane County Chronicle / kcchronicle.com and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family home, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 Timothy R. Yueill - ARDC #6192172 Greg Elsnic - ARDC #6242847 Richard Drezek - ARDC #6301323 Nathan J. Buikema - ARDC #6302969 Brian D. Nevel - ARDC #6309777 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 Pleadings@nevellaw.com AC # 11-02032

within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL (Published in the Kane County 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please Chronicle, June 13, 20 & 27, refer to file number C12-66273. 2014.) (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C13-85127.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, -v.DEMETRIO DIAZ Defendant 12 CH 2268 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on September 24, 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County will at 9:00 AM on July 10, 2014, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100, Saint Charles, IL, 60175, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 465 FREMONT ST, Elgin, IL 60120 Property Index No. 06-12-460033 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $211,789.96. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.VICENTE VIVEROS A/K/A VINCENTE VIVEROS, et al Defendant 13 CH 2031 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 24, 2014, the Sheriff of Kane County will at 9:00 AM on July 17, 2014, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100, Saint Charles, IL, 60175, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 45 HICKORY DR., Carpentersville, IL 60110 Property Index No. 03-12-357018 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $239,569.59. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS RUBY-02-HNTLYCMRCL, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, BY ASSIGNMENT FROM CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.RUBLOFF HUNTLEY II, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, et al Defendant 14 CH 297 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 23, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on July 3, 2014, at the CDH LAW GROUP, LLC, 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 210, Aurora, IL, 60506, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 41W810 POWERS ROAD, Huntley, IL 60142 Property Index No. 02-04-100006-0000. The real estate is improved with a commercial property.

pro pr pe y. The judgment amount was $15,998,011.97. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Effective May 1st, 2014 you will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP, 120 SOUTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 1200, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 876-7100 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP 120 SOUTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 1200 CHICAGO, IL 60606 (312) 876-7100 Case Number: 14 CH 297 TJSC#: 34-9284 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

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gage pay and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 (Published in the Kane County ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If Chronicle, June 6, 13 & 20, this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest 2014.) community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 Timothy R. Yueill - ARDC #6192172 Greg Elsnic - ARDC #6242847 Richard Drezek - ARDC #6301323 Nathan J. Buikema - ARDC #6302969 PUBLIC NOTICE Brian D. Nevel - ARDC #6309777 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Chicago, Illinois 60606 OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL (312) 357-1125 CIRCUIT COUNTY OF KANE, Pleadings@nevellaw.com STATE OF ILLINOIS AC THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON # 11-02032 TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS GRANTOR TRUSTEE (Published in the Kane County OF THE PROTIUM MASTER Chronicle, June 13, 20 & 27, GRANTOR TRUST, 2014.) Plaintiff(s), vs. ELIZABETH YURISICH, , PUBLIC NOTICE Defendant(s). Case No. 11 CH 1283 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC pursuant to a Judgment heretofore Plaintiff, -v.entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DEMETRIO DIAZ Kane County, Illinois, will on July Defendant 12 CH 2268 17, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 AM, NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Court Room PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVJC100, St. Charles, IL 60175, sell EN that pursuant to a Judgment of at public auction to the highest and Foreclosure and Sale entered in the best bidder for cash, all and singu- above cause on September 24, lar, the following described premis- 2013, the Sheriff of Kane County es and real estate in the said Judg- will at 9:00 AM on July 10, 2014, ment mentioned, situated in the at the Kane County Judicial Center, County of Kane, State of Illinois, or 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100, so much thereof as shall be suffi- Saint Charles, IL, 60175, sell at cient to satisfy said Judgment, to public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the folwit: LOT 6 IN DAVEY FARM SUBDIVI- lowing described real estate: SION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK 1 OF PARTS OF THE SOUTH HALF OF HOAGLAND'S ADDITION TO ELGIN, SECTION 23, AND THE NORTH IN THE CITY OF ELGIN, KANE HALF OF SECTION 28, ACCORDING COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED Commonly known as 465 FREOCTOBER 1, 1998 AS DOCUMENT MONT ST, Elgin, IL 60120 NUMBER 98K094405 IN KANE Property Index No. 06-12-460COUNTY, ILLINOIS. 033 Common Address: 940 KNOX The real estate is improved with a single family residence. LN., BATAVIA, IL 60510 The judgment amount was P.I.N. 12-23-451-015 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. $211,789.96. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Sale terms: 10% down of the Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois highest bid by certified funds at the 60606, (312) 357-1125, for fur- close of the auction; the balance, ther information. including the Judicial sale fee for The terms of the sale are: Ten Abandoned Residential Property percent (10%) due by cash or cer- Municipality Relief Fund, which is tified funds at the time of the sale calculated on residential real estate and balance is due within 24 hours at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 of the sale. The subject property is or fraction thereof of the amount subject to real estate taxes, special paid by the purchaser not to exceed assessments or special taxes levied $300, in certified funds, is due against said real estate and is of- within twenty-four (24) hours. The fered for sale without any represen- subject property is subject to genertation as to quality or quantity of ti- al real estate taxes, special assesstle and without recourse to Plaintiff ments, or special taxes levied and in "as is" condition. The sale against said real estate and is ofis further subject to confirmation by fered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of tithe Court. The property is improved by a tle and without recourse to Plaintiff single family home, together with and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is all buildings and improvements further subject to confirmation by thereon, and the tenements, heredi- the court. taments and appurtenants thereun- Upon payment in full of the to belonging and will not be avail- amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will able for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium entitle the purchaser to a deed to unit, the purchaser of the unit at the the real estate after confirmation of foreclosure sale, other than a mort- the sale The property will NOT be gagee shall pay the assessments open for inspection and plaintiff I611850

plaintiff ope sp makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C12-66273. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.VICENTE VIVEROS A/K/A VINCENTE VIVEROS, et al Defendant 13 CH 2031 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 24, 2014, the Sheriff of Kane County will at 9:00 AM on July 17, 2014, at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100, Saint Charles, IL, 60175, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 8 OF PLAT OF SUBDIVISION OF GOLF VIEW HIGHLANDS ADDITION TO MEADOWDALE, UNIT 4, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 8, EXCEPT THE SOUTH 17.5 CHAINS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE VILLAGE OF CARPENTERSVILLE, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 45 HICKORY DR., Carpentersville, IL 60110 Property Index No. 03-12-357018 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $239,569.59. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000

or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C13-85127. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 13, 20 & 27, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS RUBY-02-HNTLYCMRCL, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, BY ASSIGNMENT FROM CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, -v.RUBLOFF HUNTLEY II, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, et al Defendant 14 CH 297 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 23, 2014, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on July 3, 2014, at the CDH LAW GROUP, LLC, 2000 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 210, Aurora, IL, 60506, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE WEST HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) (EXCEPT THAT PART LYING SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF POWERS ROAD) AND THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTH-


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Page 38 â&#x20AC;˘ Friday, June 20, 2014 (1 ) WEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4 TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN (EXCEPT FROM ALL THE ABOVE THAT PART CONVEYED BY DEED RECORDED NOVEMBER 18, 1966, AS DOCUMENT NO. 1080440, TO THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDINGS) IN THE TOWNSHIP OF RUTLAND, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 41W810 POWERS ROAD, Huntley, IL 60142 Property Index No. 02-04-100006-0000. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $15,998,011.97. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Effective May 1st, 2014 you will need a photo identification issued by a government agency (driver's license, passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into the foreclosure sale room in Cook County and the same identification for sales held at other county venues. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP, 120 SOUTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 1200, CHICAGO, IL 60606, (312) 876-7100 THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker

Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP 120 SOUTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA, SUITE 1200 CHICAGO, IL 60606 (312) 876-7100 Case Number: 14 CH 297 TJSC#: 34-9284 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I611850

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: JAMES C. MCINTOSH Address: 13740 White Oak Rd., Huntley, IL 60142 Date and Place of Death: April 17, 2014; Sycamore, IL Case No. 2014 P 298

PUBLICATION NOTICE (Published in the Kane County INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO: CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Chronicle, June 6, 13 & 20, 2014.) 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of James C. McIntosh who died on April 17, 2014, a resident PUBLIC NOTICE of Huntley, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the esSTATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE tate is: Beverly A. Batelli, 13740 SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT White Oak Rd., Huntley, IL 60142. GENEVA, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Michael E. Kelly, 118 W. Bartlett GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Ave. Suite 1, Bartlett, IL 60103. Plaintiff, 4. Claims against the estate may vs. IAN BELTRAN AKA IAN CARLO M. be filed on or before December 6, BELTRAN, RYAN M. BELTRAN and 2014. Claims against the estate FLORECIA M. BELTRAN AKA FLO- may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., RENCIA M. BELTRAN, St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Defendants. Representative, or both. Any claim CASE NO. 14-CH-253 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 9 COB- not filed within that period is BLER CT., SOUTH ELGIN, IL 60177 barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivNOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, Ryan M. ered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it Beltran, Defendant, this case has been commenced in this Court has been filed. against you and others, asking for 5. The estate will be administratforeclosure of the Mortgage held by ed without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates indethe Plaintiff on the property located at 9 Cobbler Ct., South Elgin, IL pendent supervision administration 60177, more particularly described by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Proas: Lot 138 in Sugar Ridge Subdivi- bate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). sion Unit 3A, a Subdivision of part /s/ Michael E. Kelly of Section 3, Township 40 North, Attorney Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the Village of South Elin the Kane County (Published gin, Kane County, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded by Chronicle, June 6, 13 & 20, the Recorder of Deeds of Kane 2014.) County, Illinois, as Document www.HuskieWire.com 92K92589 on December 22, All NIU Sports... All The Time 1992. Permanent Index Number: 0903-134-022 Commonly known as: 9 Cobbler Ct., South Elgin, IL 60177 UNLESS YOU FILE your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at the KANE County Courthouse, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 on or before July 7, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HEAVNER, SCOTT, BEYERS & MIHLAR, LLC Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 740 Decatur, IL 62525 111 East Main Street Decatur, IL 62523 Telephone: (217) 422-1719 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 6, 13 & 20, 2014.)

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All in- Public Notice is hereby given General Governmental Service Enterprise terested persons and especially that on Thursday, June 12, 2014 a Corporate Funds Funds Funds those owning adjacent and adjoin- certificate was filed in the office of ing property are requested to attend the County Clerk of Kane County, Revenues: Taxes $ 16.686 $ 1.571 $ $ said hearing. Illinois, setting forth the names and Intergovernmental 3.500 1.615 addresses of all persons owning, Licenses and Permits 0.230 KANE COUNTY ZONING conducting and transacting the Charges for Services 0.225 0.010 4.285 53.636 BOARD OF APPEALS business known as HEISE GUITAR Fines and Forfeitures 0.250 Mark D. VanKerkhoff CRAFT located at 918 Bluestem Investment Income 0.027 0.002 0.004 0.059 Zoning Enforcement Officer Lane, Batavia, IL 60510. 2.273 0.007 (1.563) Miscellaneous Total Revenues $ 23.191 $ 3.205 $ 4.289 $ 52.132 DATED at Geneva, Illinois, this Dated: June 12, 2014. Expenditures: 20th day of June, 2014 General Government $ 3.601 $ 1.260 $ $ /s/ John A. Cunningham Public Safety 12.711 Highways and Streets 3.303 Capital Outlay 2.561 Debt Service Principal Retirement 1.100 Interest and Fiscal Charges 0.294 Insurance Operatives 4.868 Public Utilities Electric 45.306 Waterworks 3.766 Sewerage 4.113 Total Expenditures $ 19.615 $ 5.215 $ 4.868 $ 53.185 Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues Over Expenditures/Income (Loss) $ (2.010) $ (0.579) $ (1.053) Before Contributions and Transfers $ 3.576 Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfers In $ $ 1.854 $ $ Transfers Out (1.834) (0.020) Issuance of Refunding Bonds Premium on Issuance of Bonds Payment to Escrow Agent $ 1.834 $ $ Total other Financing Sources (Uses) $ (1.834) Net Change in Fund Balance/ 1.742 (0.176) (0.579) (1.053) Change in Net Position Fund Balances, January 1 12.372 5.662 93.673 Prior period adjustment 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 Fund Balances/Net Position, 12.372 5.662 0.000 93.673 January 1, Restated

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Vendor and wage payments are available at the City of Batavia Finance Office, 100 N Island Av. Batavia, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The foregoing is a true and correct statement of Municipal Receipts and Disbursements for the year ended December 31, 2013. /s/ Gerald R. Miller, City Treasurer (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, June 20, 2014.)


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