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ON THE COVER Liz Brazda of St. Charles beats the drum as her team, made up of residents and friends from the Timbers Subdivision in St. Charles, practice paddling a Dragon Boat in preparation for the City of St. Charles RiverFest this weekend. Dragon boat races take place on the Fox River today and Sunday. Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

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Moths can provide eye-catching display GOOD NATURED Pam Otto Seeing as it’s June, the most popular month for weddings, it seems fitting that we talk about ... moths. I’m sure you’re probably thinking, “Moths? Eww. Aren’t they the critters that eat my wool sweaters and hatch out of my birdseed?” Well, yes, but that’s a topic for another time. Many other fine species – more than 11,500 in North America alone – live among us and lead wonderfully rich lives full of mystery and intrigue. Underwing moths (Catocala species) are no exception. Let’s start with that fancy genus name. Hidden therein, disguised amid Greek roots, lies a clue to the underwings’ great claim to fame. Cato is derived from kato, which means below or behind. And cala is from kalos, for beautiful. Taken literally, the underwing moth has a beautiful behind. But if we left the story at that, we’d be creating entirely the wrong impression. What the word really refers to is the moth’s hindwings – the ones that sit, completely concealed, beneath the forewings when the creature is at rest. Sitting quietly on a tree trunk, underwing moths are some of our area’s best-camouflaged members of Class Insecta. Their elaborately marked forewings look just like bark; in fact, some even look like

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Underwing moths are named for their brightly colored hindwings, which typically are kept hidden until the moth takes flight. bark speckled with lichens or moss. But the real show starts when an underwing is disturbed and/or takes flight. That beautiful behind is revealed and, depending on species, flashes brilliant hues of yellow, orange or red, as well as black or white. Such an eye-catching display is startling to say the least. For an underwing being pursued by a predator, that surprise splash of color may buy the moth the split-second it needs to avoid capture. Alternatively, it can serve to bring interested naturalists closer, in hopes of making an

identification. You see, another cool thing about underwing moths is their common names. Long ago, the Swedish taxonomist Carl Linnaeus came up with the idea of naming underwings using a theme of women and relationships. He gave us the names of the European species C. nupta, (“marriage”) C. pacta (“agreement”) and C. sponsa (“wife”). Other scientists followed suit, and today we have names like the girlfriend, darling, sweetheart and betrothed; the bride, once-married, mother and old wife; and the tearful,

gloomy, inconsolable and widow underwings. Some are named after women known for their beguiling ways, notably Cleopatra and Delilah. And some are named after Shakespearean characters, such as Ophelia, Miranda and Desdemona. Want to take a closer look? Sneaking up on an unsuspecting underwing is harder than it sounds. For one thing, if they’re resting on tree bark, they’re next to impossible to spot – even though their beefy bodies may measure nearly

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WHAT: State Rep. Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, is again taking her office on the road this summer to meet with local residents in communities throughout the 50th District. No appointments are necessary, and walk-ins are welcome. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon June 20 WHERE: Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia INFORMATION: Constituents can reach Hatcher’s Yorkville office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday by calling 630-553-3223 or by email at info@kayhatcher.us.

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cultivated and hosted by Deborah Marqui, owner of Stone Hill Farm, with her husband Buzz Marqui. No activity is required or requested. People are welcome to read, nap, draw, meditate, journal, swing or simply do nothing. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Stone Hill Farm, 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles INFORMATION: Call 630-377-1846 or visit www.healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com.

participants must wear a life jacket provided by the St. Charles Park District. Awards will be given. Advanced registration is required for the free program. WHEN: 11 a.m. June 28 at Swanson Pool, 8 North Ave., St. Charles, and at 10:30 a.m. July 12 at Otter Cove Aquatic Park, 3615 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. INFORMATION: Visit www.stcharlesparks.org or www.ottercove.org, or call 630-513-6200 or 630-513-4377.

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ champ wows crowd Chmerkovskiy creates buzz at Aliano’s By ERIC SCHELKOPF eschelkopf@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Tears streamed down Kayla Taylor’s face after meeting ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Friday during his appearance at Aliano’s Ristorante in downtown Batavia. “He touched my heart,” said the 16-year-old Oswego resident, who is a dancer herself. “He kissed me on the cheek and he told me to save a dance for him.” Chmerkovskiy won this season’s “Dancing With The Stars” with his dancing partner, Olympic ice dancer, Meryl Davis. Aliano’s was hosting a trunk showing of Chmerkovskiy’s new line of men’s fine jewelry, which he designed himself. Taylor and her mom, Debbie, waited in line for more than three hours for the chance to meet Chmerkovskiy. Even though he arrived at the restaurant a little later than scheduled after his limousine got stuck in traffic, Taylor was not deterred. “I want to thank him for being an inspiration to me,” she said, moments before meeting

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“Dancing With The Stars” professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy poses for a photo with 7-year-old Samantha Vanda of Batavia as Samantha’s mom, Pam, takes the photo Friday at Aliano’s in Batavia. Chmerkovskiy had an exclusive trunk showing of his line of men’s jewelry. TOP RIGHT: Chmerkovskiy (center) arrives at Aliano’s. RIGHT: Chmerkovskiy hugs Kayla Taylor, 16, of Oswego at Aliano’s in Batavia during the trunk showing.

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him. “He needs to know that he is an inspiration to others.” Debbie Taylor also has been a longtime fan of the show and of Chmerkovskiy. He first appeared in Season 2 of “Dancing With The Stars” and won the championship in the show’s 18th season. “He finally won it, and I am so happy for him,” she said. Stephanie Seydone and her husband, Degauld, also stood

in line for more than three hours for chance to meet Chmerkovskiy. “We’re big fans of the show,” she said. “Our favorite season was this season. I really respect his talents. I think he is very passionate.” Chmerkovskiy expressed his gratitude to those who came out to see him. “This has been an amazing trip,” he said to the crowd of people lined up outside the restaurant. “I had no idea people would show up like this.” That included Christina Carrasco of Oswego and her mom, Arina. “He was as nice as could

be,” Christina Carrasco said after meeting him. “He thanked us for waiting as long as we did.” Aliano’s Ristorante owner Mario Aliano said he was glad the event helped to create a buzz and bring more people to downtown Batavia. “It is a great draw for the

community,” Aliano said. He also shares a bond with Chmerkovskiy, as he is a GIA certified gemologist and master goldsmith and owns Rossario’s Fine Jewelry in Wood Dale. “I’m just blessed to be able to do something like this,” Aliano said.

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COVER STORY ‘IT’S THE START OF THE SUMMER’ RiverFest attracts crowds to St. Charles By CHARLES MENCHACA cmenchaca@shawmedia.com

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T. CHARLES – Heather McClure’s first visit on Friday to downtown St. Charles was an eventful one. McClure, who was visiting Jeremy and Jill Wilder of St. Charles, led a group of children on carnival rides, looked at Kane County SWAT team vehicles and walked along the Main Street bridge. “It’s a beautiful town,” McClure said. McClure and the Wilders were among the first groups at the annual RiverFest on Friday afternoon. The festival fills downtown St. Charles with merchants, food, rides, live music and more, all organized by the Pride of the Fox organization. One of Friday’s events was the county’s SWAT team demo, which took place along First Street south of Main Street. McClure learned that the county’s black Casspir armored infantry vehicle on display was redone mostly through donations. There also was a tan reconnaissance and rescue vehicle described as a one-of-a-kind prototype that people crowded around. Other popular attractions included the sand sculptures in two downtown St. Charles parking lots. This is the fest’s 20th year of sand sculptures, and every year has featured the work of professional sculptor Ted Siebert. Siebert on Friday was working on “Medusa,” a sculpture of a large head adorned with snakes referencing the figure from Greek mythology. There are no ideal conditions to create sand sculptures, just “good sand and time,” said Siebert, a Woodstock resident. He said the Medusa sculpture would take him the entire weekend to complete. “I think everyone relates to sand sculptures because they built them at one point in their lives,” Siebert said. Among those admiring Siebert’s work was Ronak Thakkar, 15. Thakkar said he likely would be back at RiverFest today or Sunday for the Dragon Boat races. The boats arrived from Iowa on June 1, and participants practiced during the week, said Julie Farris, executive director of Pride on the Fox, in an earlier interview. Farris expected race participation to reach its maximum of 27 teams over the weekend. Thakkar on Friday was at RiverFest with Evan Okpisz and Blanca Valtierrez, both 16, celebrating the last day of their sophomore year at St. Charles East High School. Okpisz remembers heading straight to the fest in 2012 with a friend after their last day at Thompson Middle School. “It’s the start of the summer for me, that’s probably the most fun thing,” Okpisz said of RiverFest.

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Margot Mann, 18 months, participates in the Colonial Cafe Ice Cream Eating Contest during the City of St. Charles RiverFest on Friday in Lincoln Park. The festival runs through Sunday. LEFT: Gianna De Paul (from left to right), 10, Maddy Hyde, 10, and Avery De Paul, 7, all of St. Charles, ride the Dragon during the City of St. Charles RiverFest on Friday. The festival runs through Sunday. BELOW LEFT: Residents and friends from the Timbers subdivision in St. Charles practice paddling a Dragon Boat in preparation for the City of St. Charles RiverFest this weekend. BELOW RIGHT: Paul Wasylyszyn, dragon boat coordinator for the City of St. Charles RiverFest, steers during a Dragon Boat practice.

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State Rep. Kay Hatcher is taking her office on the road this summer to meet with local residents in communities throughout the 50th District. Hatcher will visit Elburn from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Elburn Village Hall, 301 E. North St. Hatcher will visit Sugar Grove from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 at Sugar Grove Village Hall, 10 S. Municipal Drive. No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. Constituents can reach Hatcher’s Yorkville office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 630553-3223 or by emailing info@ kayhatcher.us.

BATAVIA – The Generation Strong Yoga Club for Girls will meet from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. June 29 at Shine Yoga Studio, 5 N. River St., Batavia. Girls in grades four through eight can learn to calm the mind and strengthen the body through yoga. The first 45 minutes will be devoted to yoga practice suitable for all abilities, and the remainder of the time will be spent discussing age-appropriate topics. The cost is $10 a session or $25 for a three-class pack. For information, call 630-482-9700, email you@just-shine.com or visit www.just-shine.com.

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ST. CHARLES – Members of a project focused on the Fox River expect to hear back from the county this summer on a $50,000 funding request. The Active River Project Task Force earlier this year applied for funds from the Kane County Riverboat Fund Program, said John Rabchuk, the task force chairman. The task force consists of members from the St. Charles Park District, the City of St. Charles, the Kane County Forest Preserve and the St. Charles River Corridor Foundation. The group is focused on maximizing the Fox River’s potential through recreational activities or other features that also could bring an economic boost to St. Charles and the surrounding area. The task force will return to its four member governmental bodies and groups to

ask that they match or exceed the $50,000 Riverboat funding request. The group hopes to have $100,000 or more on hand to hire consultants to review and amend the 2002 River Corridor Master Plan. “We’ll hire the firm based on qualifications,” Rabchuk said Friday. “We want to make this a first-class project.” Unlike a traditional request for proposal, the task force is drafting a request for qualification in the hopes of landing a group that’s been involved in a successful river project elsewhere. Once a consultant is hired, the task force wants to hold public hearings or forums by the end of the year to get feedback on what the future of the river should be. “We want to make sure the plan .. is as much as possible of what the people are looking for,” Rabchuk said.

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Underwing moths difficult to approach because of good hearing, camouflage • OTTO Continued from page 2 2 inches in length. Luckily, they at times come to rest on fence posts or rocks where their camouflage isn’t as effective. For another thing, underwing moths have extremely good hearing. They’re very hard to approach and often take flight long before you’re close enough to make even a tentative identification. Their “ears,” tympanic membranes on either side of the thorax, are quite sensitive and can pick up sound even in very high-frequency ranges; it makes things tough for us nature nerds, but it’s definitely a handy trait for these moths, who frequently must elude hungry, echolocating bats. Right now the underwings in our area are caterpillars,

having overwintered as eggs and hatched out earlier this spring. In another month or so they will pupate, emerging as adults in late summer or early fall. And that’s when the fun, for naturalists, really begins. If you’re up for some delightfully nerdy entertainment, make a note to head out to a woodsy natural area on a warm, humid evening this September. St. Charles’ Norris Woods is a good choice, as is the Hickory Knolls Natural Area. Bring along a set of keys. At Norris, quietly inspect the posts of the interpretive kiosk by the parking lot. At Hickory Knolls, shine a light in the fireplace at the picnic pavilion. Chances are fair to middling at either of these locations that you’ll encounter an underwing at rest. A puff of air, or maybe

even just your sustained presence, will send the moth aflutter. As it wavers its way toward the refuge of the trees, give your keys a shake. The metallic jingling sounds have an ultrasonic component that emulates those of bat sonar waves. When the underwing senses this sound, it will drop from flight in defense. Neat, huh? Oh, and if anyone asks what you’re doing, just say you’re out having some snicks and giggles with your sweetheart. Or darling. Or old wife …

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

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Marjorie Anne Scheese Behnke: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, with a lunch reception to follow. Brian Eugene Brown: The visitation and service to celebrate Brian’s life will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, with the service beginning at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place, Aurora. Interment will follow lunch in Lincoln Memorial Park 675 Route 30, Aurora. Mary Lou Burgess: The funeral service for Mary Lou will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at First Congregational Church, 322 Hamilton St., Geneva. Joyce Cantrell: A memorial service celebrating Joyce’s life will be open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, with a service at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Lucinda Juel Dittmer: A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Geneva United Methodist Church, 211

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@shawmedia.com. Hamilton St. in Geneva. Interment will follow in Garfield Cemetery in St. Charles. Alois B. “Al” Hebeisen: Funeral prayers will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, for celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. with Father Martins Emeh, celebrant. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva. Doris L. Terhune: Graveside funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at River Hills Memorial Park, 1650 S. River St., Batavia. The Rev. Richard F. Watts will officiate.

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ABOVE: Anderson Elementary School fifth-grader Madison Brusven, 11, and her friend, Brooke Spriet, 11, prepare ride to school for the day on a Fox River and Countryside Fire Department truck. Brusven was offered the ride to school after raising $2,260 during the school’s March 21 St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research. LEFT: Brusven sits in her fifth-grade classroom after arriving to the St. Charles school on a fire truck.

ST. CHARLES – Martin Plotkin, M.D., 76, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home in St. Charles. Martin Plotkin was born April 19, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents, Mollie and Lou Plotkin. He attended New York University’s University College and The Chicago Medical School, completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin’s University Hospital in 1969, and later receiving his board certification. Plotkin served as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States Air Force and as faculty for multiple medical schools, most notably, University of Illinois’ College of Medicine, from 1971 to 1995, and Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, from 1996 to 2003. More recently, Dr. Plotkin discovered a deep passion for holistic medicine and expanded his training to become a boarded homeopathic physician. He and his wife, Robin, opened their own holistic medical clinic in St.

Charles in 2005, with the vision to provide effective medical care that would truly uphold medicine’s first commandment to “Do No Harm.” Dr. Plotkin’s expertise, passion and care for people made him a well-loved figure in the local community. He became known for the extensive time he spent with his patients, and his philosophy of “Serve, Heal, Teach.” His goal was to educate the community on scientifically based natural medicine, and empower the individual to take responsibility for their own healthcare. Dr. Plotkin is survived by his wife, Robin; four children, Jennifer Ron, David Plotkin and Pam Plotkin all of Chicago, and Julie Plotkin of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin; and six grandchildren. 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. Contributions in memory of Dr. Plotkin may be made to The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org/support-our-work – “in honor”) and the Organic Consumers Association (www. organicconsumers.org). Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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St. Charles resident Clifford McIlvaine has been given more time as part of his decades-long home improvement project. Kane County Circuit Judge David Akemann on Friday gave McIlvaine until July 15 to remove a boom truck from his property at 605 Prairie St., St. Charles. McIlvaine was supposed to have the boom truck removed by the end of May as part of a recent court agreement. McIlvaine had asked for the request. “I won’t grant any further requests,” Akemann told McIlvaine attorney Philip Piscopo. According to Piscopo, McIlvaine needs the boom truck in part to help build a storage facility on his property that will be used to store vehicles and construction material. “He plans on making more progress between now and July,” Piscopo said. Piscopo said the construction of the storage facility has hit a snag because the city is

requiring that plans for the facility receive an engineer’s approval. Attorney Phillip Luetkehans, who represents the city of St. Charles, said the city should not be blamed for the delay in the construction of the storage facility. “We have not received engineering drawings from Mr. McIlvaine,” he said. “We have asked for them for two months.” Luetkehans said the city wants to make sure all safety precautions are taken in the construction of the storage facility. “Unless there is something glaring, we will sign off on it if it complies with our code,” he said. The city sued McIlvaine in 2010, pushing him to get the project that began in the 1970s done. A work schedule later was agreed upon in court. McIlvaine briefly was jailed in 2012 when he refused to comply with the city’s plumbing code as part of the project. The project was supposed to be completed by the end of September 2012, according to the order.


LOCAL BRIEFS SOUTH ELGIN – The “Rails to Victory” weekend event today through Sunday at the Fox River Trolley Museum, 365 S. La Fox St., South Elgin, will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Participants can experience a World War II military encampment, view period mock battles on the Fox River banks, ride trains that will travel “behind the lines” and re-enact the cat-and-mouse game between the French resistance and occupying Nazi troops. There also will be a U.S. Home Front baseball game featuring the Rockford Peaches. The “Rails to Victory” Occupied France Trolley Tour rides are

$16.50 a person. Advance purchase is available online at www. foxtrolley.org or at the museum’s Castlemuir ticket office. The other events are free. Each train can accommodate groups of 45 or less. Special trains will operate at 10:15, 10:45 and 11:15 a.m., and at 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 6:15, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. On some trips, the museum’s 91-year-old River Line car #304 is expected to operate. Special events tickets are required; passes and tickets for other museum operations will not be honored. For information, or to charter a train, call 847697-4676.

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Jim Ringness General Manager

Kathy Gresey Editor

Al Lagattolla News Editor

Jay Schwab Sports Editor

OUR VIEW

Illinois’ sham of a budget They did it again. For the umpteenth year and counting, Democrats in the General Assembly late last month approved a sham of a budget that relies on many of the same gimmicks that have all but bankrupted Illinois. The 12-month spending document, passed with no Republican support, doesn’t reduce the state’s record spending. It further relies on delaying paying the state’s bills. It borrows money from special funds to pay for operational expenses. And it counts on inflated future revenue projections that may never materialize. The budget also doesn’t account for the declining revenue from the scheduled Jan. 1 rollback of the 67 percent “temporary” tax hike passed by Democratic lawmakers in January 2011. In his budget address, Gov. Pat Quinn called on lawmakers to make that “temporary” income tax increase permanent. But facing an election in November, many lawmakers didn’t have the stomach to renege on their 2011 promise that the tax increase would be rolled back beginning in 2015. What all this means is that we’re likely headed for another lame-duck session after the election, when Democrats again will try to raise taxes with no accountability. The wild card this time out is that Quinn faces a serious election challenge from Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, who opposes making the tax increase permanent. But even if Rauner wins, Democrats can still railroad through a tax hike with no Republican support. In the meantime, state government will continue spending more than it can afford as our elected officials further push back making the tough decisions on spending cuts that needed to be made years ago. The scary thing is, as bad as Illinois is financially now, it still hasn’t reached rock bottom. As hard as it might be to believe, things still can get worse. And as long as Quinn and the General Assembly continue down the tax-more-and-spend-more road, we should expect the worst.

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

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You can fight the National Security Agency By LILY HAY NEWMAN Slate NEW YORK – It’s been a year since the first documents leaked by Edward Snowden began showing up in the Guardian and the Washington Post. The surveillance apparatus they described was so enormous that it took months for the country and the world to understand and process the implications of what was going on. In the meantime, the NSA and other government surveillance programs around the world have collected another year’s worth of data. But opponents of these agencies are fighting back. This week tech companies, democracy advocates and open-Internet activists joined forces for a Reset the Net campaign that emphasizes both personal privacy and open access to information on the

Web. As part of the initiative, companies including Google, Mozilla, Yahoo, Twitter and Reddit are fundraising, educating and launching new security features and services. For example, this week Google announced a Chrome extension that will make it easier for average users to implement end-to-end encryption in their digital communications. In the past year, activists have encouraged NSA reform like the USA Freedom Act (which passed the House in a neutered form last month), and many big tech companies have increasingly worked to offer privacy tools and be more transparent when the government mandates that they deliver user data during criminal investigations. Out of these and other efforts, activists have rallied behind two main ideas: that even someone who has “nothing to

hide” has things to hide, and that bulk surveillance becomes extremely expensive, perhaps even prohibitively so, if a majority of citizens are encrypting their personal communications. Governments can always focus time and resources on targeted digital attacks to look at data and information about suspicious individuals, but widespread bulk collection becomes less cost-effective if there isn’t as much unencrypted data floating around. In a statement released by his attorney for Reset the Net, Snowden said, “Today, we can begin the work of effectively shutting down the collection of our online communications, even if the U.S. Congress fails to do the same. ... We have the technology, and adopting encryption is the first effective step that everyone can take to end mass surveillance.”

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Everyone needs to learn English It is wasteful time to promote other languages. Talkman by Sony is leading the way for translation by an electronic device. These types of machines will be perfected in the future. Also, do we want to add to the

two in one day, telling me they were the IRS. He … wanted to tell me that I owed taxes from 2008, which I know I did not because I pay my taxes every year. He went through a long list of things that they would do if I did not pay this, also taking away my house, my car, garnishing the wages, everything under the sun. And he said I owed $28,000, which I know is false. Now, he said if I do not pay up, that the police would come within half an hour and take me to jail. And then he said what would I want to do? And I said I will wait for the police to come to take me to jail and hung up on the man. So I just want to alert people, especially older people, that this call is going around to scam them out of money. If they’re not real sharp, and they don’t know if they paid their taxes, they can get scammed. Just please alert the people.

We would all be safer Since the beginning of 2014, it’s been the law of the state of Illinois that you are not to drive and use a handheld phone. Locally, in the Tri-Cities, I continue to witness scores of drivers still using their handheld devices tucked into their necks and shoulders as they drive. When will the local police start enforcing what is state law? It seems there is a treasure trove of revenues awaiting our localities right on Randall Road. And we would all be safer.

LOCAL BRIEFS overall categories. All runners will get a T-shirt, provided they are registered by June 15. Cost is MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland $5 for the Mile Kids’ Track Run, Foundation will host its third annual 5K Cross Country Race at $10 for the Run/Walk and $25 for the 5K. Race applications and 8 p.m. June 20 at the Kaneland online registration are available High School campus, 47W326 at www.kaneland.org. Contact Keslinger Road, Maple Park. Beth Sterkel at 630-365-8295 or Packet pickup begins at 5:30 p.m. near the track. A Mile Kids’ beth.sterkel@kaneland.org for information. Forms and money Track Run is set for 7 p.m., and a 1 Mile Cross Country Fun Run/ may be mailed to Beth Sterkel, Walk is set for 7:30 p.m. The 5K Kaneland Foundation, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. IL will be timed, and awards will 60151. be offered in age groups and

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available for children. Proceeds will go toward the Holiday in the SUGAR GROVE – Holiday in the Grove event Dec. 6. Meal tickets can be bought Grove 5 B’s Pork Chop Dinner that evening, or in advance June Fundraiser will be 5 to 7 p.m. 14 at the Sugar Grove Farmers June 19 in the Walgreens parking Market, located in the Village lot at 376 N. Route 47. Hall parking lot at 10 Municipal Dinner choices will consist of Drive. one choice of either chicken or Call Marguerite Ledone at 630pork chop for $10, or two choic334-8570 or Diana Baker at 630es of chicken, pork chop or a combo for $11. Coleslaw, baked 466-7160 to purchase tickets beans, applesauce and a roll all in advance. For information on the December event, visit www. are included. A $4 hotdog dinner also will be holidayinthegrove.com.

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Audubon society to hold bird walk June 21 ELGIN – The Kane County Audubon Society will hold a bird walk at 8 a.m. June 21 at Burnidge Forest Preserve, 38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin. Birds residing in the summer may include woodpeckers, Great Crested Flycatchers, Bobolinks, Dickcissels and various sparrow species. For information, call Jon Duerr at 630-584-5891 or visit www.kanecountyaudubon.org. – Kane County Chronicle

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Does anybody or a family sit down for a family dinner? We still do at our house. No cellphones. No texting is allowed. The time that we spend together as a family eating dinner is what a lot of parents are not doing with their children. Parents, do not give all the latest technology stuff to your kids. Yes, my kids do have smartphones, but they’re not allowed at the dinner table. It’s not allowed when we go out to a movie. It’s not allowed when we go visit the aunt. It’s not allowed when we go out as a family eating out for dinner. I see so many kids at restaurants with their cellphones, texting while they’re having dinner. Spend time with your family, because you never know when somebody gets injured or the person will not be there. It’s very important to do that. The reason why I’m saying that for is the grandma used to come with us. She passed away. We continue our dinners once a month at a certain restaurant where we used to take grandma. That, to us, is important, to keep that going.

with such respect over several Sound Off guidelines days around Memorial Day. • The Kane County Chronicle’s Sound Off number is 630-845-5240. Anyone who has any doubt as to • Please speak clearly and slowly. Keep messages to a maximum of 60 whether both adults and young seconds. people appreciate our veterans • Callers may speak on topics anonymously. • Because of the volume of calls to our Sound Off line, please limit your- had only to visit this display of 1,000 flags. My husband bought self to one call a week. a flag in honor of men who have • We will not print attacks of a personal nature or those accusing died and who he served with in persons of crimes or illegal conduct that have not been previously Vietnam. He was able to talk to published or documented. • We will not print calls commenting on signed Letters to the Editor. other veterans, and what had • We reserve the right to edit comments for obscene, libelous and other- started as a 10-minute stop to wise inappropriate comments, as well as for space considerations. see the flags turned into two • Sound Off comments are the opinions of our readers and, as such, hours of sharing experiences should not be taken as fact. and memories. I hope that Kaneland will make this a tradition. er than older people. They retain Our flag is truly a beautiful flag, debt of our nation? Why spend and it was a tremendous sight that language. And, to be quite billions of dollars translating? frank, they teach it to their par- to see so many flying in the English is the language of business, science, the Internet, ents. Language shouldn’t matter breezes that came across the in learning. Should we eliminate field. All of you did a great job, airline pilots, etc. Everyone and it was certainly a time of French, Italian, German, Polish, needs to learn English. Kids Russian? All of these languages healing. would do better if they learned have programs where you can how to speak proper English. learn English. But who’s going to A double standard “Me and my friend” is not the I’m amazed at the high speak to them before they learn way to start a sentence. percentage of people who now English? Nowadays, our social hate Donald Sterling for what media puts learning English in Who’s going to he said in what was supposed the forefront. It’s chilly to be speak to them? talking so much about language. to be the privacy of his home. I’m calling about the articles Should we eliminate all of those Who among us have never said involving language spoken in anything derogatory, insulting, languages? They’re all taught schools. When the original imor slanderous about someone in schools. I am the writer of migrants came to our country, there were no schools to teach “What’s wrong with that?” and in the privacy of their home? No one. I believe what Mr. them English. There were no op- there is nothing wrong with that. So I wish people would just Sterling said was wrong, but I’ll tions for them to learn English, [defend] whatever he chooses and they spoke their own native stop it. to say within the walls of his tongues. There was nobody home. Let’s stop using a double A time of healing there to help them interpret I would like to thank [interim] standard between ourselves and from their language to English, so when they did learn English, Athletic Director Rudy Keller and the other guy. it was the hard way. Do we need the students at Kaneland High Alert the people School for their beautiful Meto put our students through it I want to call about a scam the hard way? Young people morial Day healing field of flags learn language in schools quick- and the services that took place alert. I had two calls this week,

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LOCAL BRIEFS U of I Extension to host summer series ST. CHARLES – The summer series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program will be underway next month and registration is now open. Taught by University of Illinois Extension experts, these classes cover a variety of topics, from trending projects such as youth gardens to timely tips on home orchards and mosquitoes. All will be presented via statewide teleconference at the Kane County office at 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, and will allow for live discussion between the presenter and participants. • At 6:30 p.m. June 26, horticulture educator Sonja Lallemand will talk about “Home Orchards.” This presentation will focus on the general considerations for getting started in developing and cultivating your own orchard; it will also provide you with growing tips for several types of small fruits. • At 1:30 p.m. July 8, horticulture educator Candice Miller will present “Starting a Youth Garden” to discuss the benefits of youth gardens, the important steps to planning a youth garden and ways to get youth engaged in gardening. • The third session is titled “Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus” and will be presented by Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension entomologist. At 6:30 p.m. July 24, Nixon will discuss control of the northern house mosquito in your neighborhood. There is a fee of $10 to attend each session, and registration closes one week before each program. To sign up, visit the “Register Online” section at web. extension.illinois.edu/dkk or call 630-584-6166 for information.

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Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. The Philharmonic will perform classical favorites. The ensembles will offer the audience the opportunity to sing-along to Broadway musicals as well as patriotic pieces in honor of the Independence Day holiday. The program will conclude with the traditional playing of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” conducted by Rogina. The concert is free and open to the public. Visitors can bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and they are invited to bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from the concessions available at Pottawatomie Park. This concert is made possible through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For information, call 630-4769072, or visit www.FVacademy. org.

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LOG ON TO KCCHRONICLE.COM/PREPS THIS WEEKEND FOR COVERAGE OF TODAY’S GIRLS SOCCER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH, INVOLVING ST. CHARLES EAST AND THE BASEBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURING BATAVIA.

ONE WIN AWAY St. Charles East moves into IHSA Class 3A title match with win in semifinal / 22 St. Charles East’s Amanda Hilton (middle) celebrates her second half goal Friday with teammate Darcy Cunningham during the IHSA Class 3A state semifinals at North Central College in Naperville. St. Charles East beat Lincoln-Way North, 3-1. H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@shawmedia.com

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Batavia baseball beat South Elgin earlier this season. The Bulldogs know the game won’t be as easy when they play the Storm in a sectional title game today. PAGE 26

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22 By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com NAPERVILLE – Taking the field for Friday’s IHSA Class 3A state semifinal match meant goosebumps all around, even on a warm evening. As for how the St. Charles East girls soccer team will react come 7 p.m. tonight, when the Saints take aim at the state championship, senior defender Shannon Rasmussen hesitated to hazard a guess. “I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like,” Rasmussen said. “This is like a so surreal, out-of-the body experience right now. I’m so happy that our season, my senior year, is ending that way. It’s awesome.” So was the Saints’ performance Friday as East conceded an early goal before grabbing command of the match, defeating Lincoln-Way North, 3-1, at North Central College. New Trier (30-1) figures to provide stiff opposition in tonight’s championship match after the Trevians topped Waubonsie Valley, 1-0, in the second semifinal. East trailed, 1-0 at halftime, despite applying most of the pressure. Saints coach Paul Jennison said the girls showed little anxiety, instead summoning the sense of urgency the occasion demanded. “That was our state final,” Jennison said of the semifinal triumph. “Without that win, we had no chance of playing at 7 o’clock tomorrow night, and that was the message, ‘Win the state final tonight.’ We did, and now we get the privilege of being one of the best two teams in the state regardless of what happens.” Jennison chalked up the opening goal by Lincoln-Way North’s Rachel Pappas – just 6:10 into the match – to a “lack of communication, a little bit of nerves” by East’s usually sturdy back line in front of goalkeeper Kendra Sheehan. East senior midfielder Amanda Hilton said the team didn’t overreact to the potentially jarring early strike for the Phoenix (22-4-1).

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St. Charles East’s captain Amanda Hilton shouts encouragement to teammates Friday in the closing minutes of the IHSA Class 3A state soccer semifinals at North Central College in Naperville. The Saints beat Lincoln-Way North, 3-1.

IHSA Class 3A Girls Soccer State Finals At North Central College Friday’s semifinals St. Charles East 3, Lincoln-Way North 1 New Trier 1, Waubonsie Valley 0 Today’s championship match St. Charles East vs. New Trier, 7 p.m. Today’s third-place match Lincoln-Way North vs. Waubonsie Valley, 5 p.m.

St. Charles East’s Anna Corirossi moves the ball past Lincoln-Way North’s Andrea Prado in the first half. “Mistakes happen,” Hilton said. “That was just one mistake. Our team knew we were not going to let the defense feel that way. One mistake is not going to cost the game. We knew we needed to put the ball away. We knew we were doing an excellent job controlling the game. Our trust right now is unbelievable.”

Hilton and fellow midfield stalwart Anna Corirossi scored less than two minutes apart early in the second half to give East (19-4-5) the lead for good. Hilton tied it, 1-all, heading home a looping feed from junior defender Mallory Mollenhauer inside the far post. “Shannon [Rasmussen]

and Mallory have been such unsung heroes on the outside,” Jennison said. “Defensively they’ve been excellent, but attacking, their delivery on set pieces and in the open play has been phenomenal. We’ve used that so much this year, and obviously again it worked today.” Hilton’s score came with 36:25 to play in the second half. Corirossi’s encore came with 34:37 on the clock as the senior pounced on a deflected ball in the box and rifled the go-ahead goal past Phoenix

goalkeeper Bethany Dombkowski. “At first I tried playing a through-ball to Sophie [Jendrzeczyk], and I think a defender stepped in the way and it came right back to me, and then I settled it and went for the shot, and it went in,” Corirossi said. With East continuing to carry play late – the Saints finished with 10 shots on goal compared to one for Lincoln-Way North – Rasmussen sealed East’s title berth by burying a free kick just outside the box with 3:41 to go. “Me and Jennison always have this thing where he gives me a hand motion, and he was like ‘Shannon, this is yours,’ ” Rasmussen said. “So I just took the ball up there and took it like a PK. … I just slotted it right to the right corner of the goal.” The Saints will take aim tonight at their first state title since 2000, capping a run of five straight state championships in the final years before St. Charles High School split.


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playing my future career.” Benjamin was drafted out of St. Charles East in the 48th round by the New York Yankees in 2011 but decided to follow through on his college plans at Kansas. He was 4-0 for the Jayhawks as a junior with a 4.22 ERA before a torn ulnar collateral ligament in March sidelined him, forcing surgery. Benjamin would not be ready to pitch at the start of his senior season, anyway, making the decision to leave Kansas a year earlier and focus full-time on his rehab a somewhat easier decision. The recommended signing value for his spot in the draft is $305,500 according to baseballamerica.com but Benjamin said he can’t command that since he has a long rehab process ahead. “I knew off the bat I wasn’t

going to be able to make the same amount of money as if I wasn’t injured, so I made that clear to teams,” Benjamin said. “I said I’m looking, hopefully, to go somewhere in the top 10 [rounds] as a value pick where I could sign for less money than the assigned slot money for the actual pick in the draft. That’s pretty much what’s going to be happening for me now in the fifth round. “They saved some money and they’ll be able to use that to maybe sign a high schooler who wants a little extra money or something along those lines.” Benjamin, home in St.

Charles, followed the draft with his girlfriend and his father, Scott; he said his mother, Jan, was working. He said he was “pretty much a wreck” as the drama unfolded but is thrilled to land with the Rangers, who showed serious interest while meeting with Benjamin during the recent Big 12 Conference tournament. Once his deal is finalized, Benjamin expects to rehabilitate with the Rangers at their spring training facility in Surprise, Arizona, for the rest of the season before returning home for a break during the winter. cubcadet.com

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Poetic justice for Saints in semifinal win NAPERVILLE – The victory was gratifying enough. The poetic way it unfolded for the St. Charles East girls soccer team was simply a karmic bonus, fulfilling in its own right. Amanda Hilton, Anna Corirossi and Shannon Rasmussen were the three Saints goal scorers Friday as East defeated Lincoln-Way North, 3-1, in an IHSA Class 3A state semifinal. Talk about the heart-andsoul of a program showing up on the big stage. Hilton, a Nebraska recruit and four-year varsity player, is the Saints’ unquestioned leader, but Corirossi and Rasmussen have pumped plenty of their own sweat equity into Saints soccer. Both are three-year varsity linchpins, with Corirossi serving as Hilton’s midfield running-mate and Rasmussen unselfishly switching to a defensive role this spring. Beyond that, the girls are longtime best friends. “Us three have been playing together for as long as we can remember,” Hilton said. “It’s something special, especially because those two aren’t playing any more going forward. We need to make it a special year for them, especially. They

PREP ZONE Jay Schwab deserve so much.” Friday’s triumph was a decade in the making for the trio. “We started [playing together at Campton United],” Hilton recalled. “Anna and I started at 7 playing U8, and then Shannon came the next year, so we’ve all been playing [together] since we were 8. We went to Campton and then we went to Strikers together and we’ve played Strikers ever since, then came to East together. “So it’s cool. Our families are real close. It’s amazing.” Think of all the carpooling, postgame snacks, bruise comparing and laughter that a decade of soccer sisterhood has involved. From little girls to young women on the verge of packing up for college, they’ve shared a wide range of experiences, saving one of the best for last. “I’m so happy all of us got a goal,” Rasmussen said. “It’s like the coolest feeling because we’ve all been playing together forever.”

The symbolism of Hilton, Corirossi and Rasmussen helping lift the Saints to heights the program hasn’t known since St. Charles High split wasn’t lost on Saints coach Paul Jennison. “Quality girls, quality team,” Jennison said. “I couldn’t be happier right now … this is something they’ve worked 10, 11 years for, some of them, and it’s just an absolute privilege to have them here right now.” This team isn’t about one player – or three. East’s entire lineup has played admirably in recents weeks, and fellow seniors such as goalkeeper Kendra Sheehan, Rion Gaffney, Ally Potterton and the injured Hannah Rawson also lend senior leadership. But if you had to pick three girls who represent Saints soccer during this era, Hilton, Corirossi and Rasmussen would be a heck of a place to start. On Friday, in their biggest match together yet, they certainly showed they know how to finish. • Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@ shawmedia.com.

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St. Charles East graduate Wes Benjamin experienced the range of draft-day speculation before happily embracing reality. The 6-foot-1, left-handed pitcher and Kansas junior originally figured he’d be lucky to be selected at all Friday, the second day of the three-day Major League Baseball draft that includes rounds 3 through 10. But when dialogue with a Texas Rangers representative indicated the Rangers were looking hard at Benjamin with their third-round pick, Benjamin got his hopes up – way up. “I rushed home and looked at the computer for it … and when my name wasn’t called I said ‘Oh, great. Maybe I was getting too far ahead of myself,’ ”

Benjamin said. Not that far ahead of himself, as it turned out. Two rounds later, the Rangers chose Benjamin in the fifth round with pick No. 156 overall. Benjamin said Friday evening that he intends to sign with Texas and expects the deal to go down quickly so he can begin rehabilitating his elbow after Tommy John surgery with the Rangers’ medical staff. Before the third-round false alarm, Benjamin would have been overjoyed to see his name on the board early Friday afternoon in Round 5. “I didn’t think ahead of time I would be even watching the draft this early,” Benjamin said. “I was thinking I’d put it on 3 or 4 o’clock and hoping to be one of the later picks on the second day. I’m pleasantly surprised and couldn’t be happier to start

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IHSA Class 4A Schaumburg Sectional Championship

jbartelson@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – When the Batavia and South Elgin baseball teams last met in April, the Storm fell victim to a no-hit masterpiece from Bulldogs pitcher Colby Green in Batavia’s 6-0 win. After South Elgin ousted St. Charles North in Thursday’s sectional semifinal to set up a rematch with Batavia (32-3-1), Storm second baseman Jared Kramer recalled that April matchup, saying the Storm hit Green relatively hard but hit in bad luck, adding “I’m kind of hoping that he pitches again.” Kramer will get his wish, as Batavia coach Matt Holm confirmed Friday that Green will start for his team in the IHSA Class 4A Schaumburg Sectional championship game at noon today. “We’re certainly not expecting a no-hitter, but we feel good about [Green],” Bat-

(10) South Elgin vs. (1) Batavia, noon, today

Winner advances to Monday’s 6:30 p.m. supersectional at the Schaumburg Boomers’ stadium.

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Batavia’s Colby Green pitches against Geneva on May 10 in Game 1 of a doubleheader in Geneva. Green will start the IHSA Class 4A Schaumburg Sectional championship game against South Elgin today. avia coach Matt Holm said. “He can feel good and confident because he knows we have a deep bullpen behind him, and we feel good about what we have.” Green is expecting a strong effort from South Elgin (2310) today despite his no-hitter the last time around. He plans to allow the Storm to

put the ball in play and let his defense behind him take care of the rest. “[South Elgin] likes to run, so I’m going to need to keep their running game down if I can,” Green said. “I know we have a good shot of doing something special here.” Holm expects to keep an eye on Green’s pitch count

as the game progresses, but isn’t afraid to turn to relief pitching if need be, especially if Batavia likes certain matchups. Left-handed starter Evan Acosta – stuck behind Jacob Piechota and Green in the postseason rotation – could be a prime option, along with relief specialist Nick Rogalski. “We might get to a certain point where we might tell him, ‘Hey, you’re batter-to-batter at this point’ ... that’s pretty typical of all of our guys,” Holm said. Batavia isn’t sure who will be on the mound for the

Storm, but Holm cited either Tyler Brown or Max Keough as potential starters. Standout senior right-hander Ryan Nutof threw more than 100 pitches in notching Thursday’s win against North. Batavia has enjoyed a successful postseason after cruising to the Upstate Eight Conference River Division championship. Now playing for the sectional championship, the Bulldogs are “on a mission,” Holm said. The winning team will face either New Trier or Evanston at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the supersectional, which will be played at the Boomers’ Stadium in Schaumburg. Wins or lose, Green, who is set to attend Triton College in the fall, is thankful for the community support. “Looking back, this is a great experience,” he said. “I’m going to miss all of this … great coaches, great atmosphere, and it’s a community I’m definitely going to miss.”

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By IAN MATTHEWS GENEVA – On a night with a chance to clinch a first-half playoff berth in the Midwest League, the Kane County Cougars showed why they are 20 games over .500. The Cougars took advantage of five Clinton errors and blew open a close game with seven runs in the sixth and seventh innings to earn a 12-5 victory. With Burlington losing 4-0 to Quad Cities, the win ensured the Cougars a playoff berth. Kane County (41-20) is now 21 games over .500 with the win. After Corey Simpson hit the second of two home runs on the night – a solo blast off Kane County reliever Zak Hermans – that tied the game at 5 in the sixth, the Cougars exploded for three runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to blow the game open. Carlos Penalver singled to lead off the sixth, stole second and advanced to third on Shawon Dunston Jr.’s sharp single to right. After Dunston stole second, Trey Martin’s sacrifice fly scored Penalver in what turned out to be the winning run to give the Cougars a 6-5 lead. Dunston then scored on a wild-pitch to make it 7-5 before Jordan Hankins

Next for the Cougars Cedar Rapids at Cougars, 6:30 p.m. today, AM-1280 drove in Jacob Hannemann (walk) to push the lead to 8-5. In the seventh, Kane County cashed in on three Clinton errors to score four runs to nearly put the game out of reach at 12-5. Hankins, who was recently named a Midwest League All-Star, singled home another run in the seventh that was part of a 5 for 5 night with 2 RBI. Martin and Hannemann also had RBI’s in the inning. Clinton threatened in the ninth inning of Kane County reliever Michael Heesch. The LumberKings loaded the bases but Heesch struck out Austin Wilson for the first out before Daniel Lockhart and Penalver turned in a highlight-reel double-play to end the game. Lockhart dove up the middle to snag a Jack Rheinheimer ground-ball, gloveflipped the ball to Penalver at second who wheeled and threw to first to complete the double-play for the final out to end the game. The Cougars trailed early

as starter Daury Torrez gave up a long home run to Clinton left-fielder Corey Simpson. After Justin Seager and Joe DeCarlo singled, Simpson launched a 2-1 inside fastball high over the leftfield wall that cleared the scoreboard to give the LumberKings a 3-0 lead. Kane County responded with a run in the third on a Lockhart infield groundout that scored Martin, who reached via an error that made it 4-1. The Cougars took the lead in the fourth as Hankins doubled to lead off the frame and came around to score after Rheinheimer threw wide of first on a Yasiel Balaguert grounder. Kane County added three more runs on an error, and a Martin infield groundout that gave the Cougars a 5-4 lead. Hermans earned the win with three innings of one-run ball in relief of Torrez. Torrez went five innings, permitting nine hits and four runs – three on Simpson’s booming homer – while striking out five to get a no-decision. Along with the big night for Hankins, Lockhart (two hits), Penalver (three hits) and Dunston (two hits) all had multihit nights for the Cougars. Martin added an RBI single, two runs scored and three RBIs on the night.

EASTERN DIVISION W South Bend (D’backs) 37 West Michigan (Tigers) 35 Dayton (Reds) 31 Bowling Green (Rays) 28 Lansing (Blue Jays) 28 Great Lakes (Dodgers) 28 Fort Wayne (Padres) 27 Lake County (Indians) 22

L 23 26 28 32 32 33 33 39

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WESTERN DIVISION Cougars (Cubs) Peoria (Cardinals) Quad Cities (Astros) Burlington (Angels) Clinton (Mariners) Wisconsin (Brewers) Cedar Rapids (Twins) Beloit (Athletics)

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Friday’s Results Cougars 12, Clinton 5 West Michigan 4, Great Lakes 2 Fort Wayne 14, Lake County 4 South Bend 13, Lansing 5 Quad Cities 4, Burlington 0 Peoria 1, Beloit 0 Wisconsin 12, Cedar Rapids 8 Dayton 8, Bowling Green 5 Today’s Games Cedar Rapids at Cougars, 6:30 p.m. South Bend at West Michigan, 6 p.m. Dayton at Lake County, 6 p.m. Peoria at Quad Cities, 6 p.m. Great Lakes at Lansing, 6:05 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 6:30 p.m. Beloit at Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Fort Wayne at Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cedar Rapids at Cougars, 1 p.m. Burlington 3, Beloit 2, 7 inn., comp. of susp. game South Bend at West Michigan, noon Dayton at Lake County, 12:30 p.m. Great Lakes at Lansing, 1:05 p.m. Peoria at Quad Cities, 1:15 p.m. Beloit at Burlington, 2 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 2 p.m. Fort Wayne at Bowling Green, 2:05 p.m. Thursday’s Results Cougars 7, Clinton 3 Lake County 6, Fort Wayne 3, 1st game Bowling Green 4, Dayton 3, comp. of susp. game West Michigan 6, Great Lakes 2 South Bend 7, Lansing 3 Burlington 2, Quad Cities 1 Wisconsin 7, Cedar Rapids 4 Beloit 9, Peoria 8 Dayton 7, Bowling Green 4, 7 inn. Lake County 6, Fort Wayne 4, 2nd game Wednesday’s Results Cougars 5, Clinton 4, 10 innings West Michigan 4, Great Lakes 1 Fort Wayne at Lake County, ppd., rain Lansing 6, South Bend 1 Burlington 6, Quad Cities 3 Beloit 2, Peoria 1 Wisconsin 6, Cedar Rapids 4 Bowling Green 0, Dayton 0, tie, 1 inn., susp., lightning

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LAKE FOREST – Shaun Draughn hopes to earn a backup job with the Bears – not just so he can quit living out of a suitcase, but so he has the chance to run behind the team’s ascending offensive line. Draughn, 26, signed a oneyear deal with the Bears in April – already the journeyman running back’s fifth NFL team as he prepares to enter his fourth season. After signing with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina in 2011, Draughn earned his first spot on a 53-man roster late in his rookie season with the Chiefs. He had 83 touches for 391 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns as the third-stringer in Kansas City’s fifth-ranked rushing attack in 2012, before spending time with the Ravens and Colts last season. It’s his fifth NFL locker room, but his first offensive line with this kind of cohesion. “The O-line, they’re the tightest I’ve ever seen, and you can tell the way they play – they’re just nasty,” said Draughn, one of the last Bears to leave the practice field after the team’s second open organized team activity Tuesday. Despite being released by the Chiefs before the start of the 2013 season, Draughn referenced his brief stint with Andy Reid as a boon to prepare him for his opportunity with the Bears. Additionally, Draughn’s overall NFL pedigree – he’s the only back on the Bears’ roster other than Matt Forte with a regular-season carry – is part of what attracted general manager Phil Emery to him. Draughn (6-foot, 205 pounds) learned “the same kind of concepts” between the West Coast systems of Reid and Bears coach Marc Trestman. It has allowed him to focus in other areas, ones in which the Bears are different.

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Cougars’ Den

A closer look at the Cougars Who’s hot Catcher Cael Brockmeyer entered Friday batting .344 in his past 10 games and .333 overall.

Who’s not Shortstop Carlos Penalver was hitting .188 (3 for 16) in June before Friday.

Star watch

Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com

Cedar Rapids, in town for a three-game series today through Monday, earned three bids to the Midwest League’s Western Division All-Star team. Infielder Bryan Haar joins right-handers Kohl Stewart and Yorman Landa for the June 17 game at West Michigan. Stewart, drafted fourth overall by the parent Minnesota Twins in 2013 as a Houston high-schooler, entered Friday 1-2 with a 2.76 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 49 innings.

Noteworthy Today’s Spirit and Cheer Night promotion includes a pregame cheer clinic given by the Northern Illinois cheerleaders, from 4 to 5 p.m., as well as a pregame performance from Moves Dance Studio. First pitch is at 6:30. … A “Meet the Team” party in the upper deck level will follow Sunday’s 1 p.m. game. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and younger. Soft drinks and bottled water are provided. ... Steve Nusser of Geneva won the Ozzie’s Home Run & Walk 5K on May 31. The 44-year old finished in 17:16.6. Mount Prospect teenager Brooke Wolfe was the top female finisher in 18:38.7, about 20 seconds ahead of former St. Charles High standout and St. Charles East coach Denise Hefferin. The event attracted 436 participants. – Kevin Druley, kdruley@shawmedia.com

Because minor leaguers have rigorous schedules similar to the major leaguers they aspire to play alongside of, keeping a pulse on the bigs can be a challenge.

RADIO DAZE GENEVA – Several Cougars cited a conflict of interest this week when asked about the parent Cubs’ impending switch from longtime radio partner WGN, AM-720 to WBBM, AM-780. It’s not that they wouldn’t listen to reason. Perking one’s ears to any baseball broadcast is simply a challenge when you’re the one being described. “It’s a little bit tougher, playing at the same time,” infielder David Bote said, “but when I was growing up, I would listen to games on the radio. But not anymore.” Survey the human dial that is the Cougars’ clubhouse and nostalgia seems the only thing that’s giving radio occasional life. On Wednesday, anyone with Sirius/XM satellite radio leaving Fifth Third Bank Ballpark after the Cougars beat Clinton could have enjoyed Charley Steiner’s Los Angeles broadcast of the Dodgers-White Sox game. That doesn’t mean everyone could have basked in the novelty. “Growing up, yeah, I [listened] a little bit. For my grandpa,” third baseman Jordan Hankins said. “Or we’d sit there and watch the games. Nowadays, you’re watching them on

There’s a reason Cubs’ station swap hardly fazes the Cougars

VIEWS Kevin Druley TV now.” However, many current Cougars climb from Class-A to the big leagues, they’ll be heard on 780 beginning next season. Those players won’t grasp much of what was said unless they happen to be a guest on the postgame show and hear some highlights played back. Until then, radio at best serves as an offseason companion, as least on the FM side. “There’s good stations back home that I listen to,” said right-hander Justin Amlung, a Louisville, Kentucky, native who listened to Cincinnati Reds games growing up, “but going to different places, I don’t really keep up with the radio stations too much. But I’ve got my favorites back home, you know, any time I’m in the car.” Pitch perfect: Before becoming the third Cougars reliever promoted to Advanced-A Daytona this season, Amlung reflected on an eager club-

house that showed a “night and day” difference from when he pitched with Kane County in 2013. “We’re here to work and learn a lot, the game through [manager Mark Johnson],” Amlung said. “Just pay attention to the game and try to get better.” Righty Corbin Hoffner, who joined the team from extended spring training last month, relished that atmosphere as he reunited with several 2013 teammates from Short-A Boise. On Wednesday, Hoffner responded with his best outing of the season, striking out six in three innings of perfect relief against Clinton. “Lately, I’ve been all over the place. I really haven’t felt comfortable on the mound,” Hoffner said. “And [Wednesday], I felt like myself, went out there and battled, threw strikes, got ahead of hitters and that’s usually a good recipe for success, so that ended up working out good for me.” • 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.

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

.333 .319 .293

HOME RUNS Jacob Rogers Yasiel Balaguert Two players

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What got you started with volleyball? I started at [Naperville Volleyball Club]. I guess I played a little bit in middle

school but not much, and just decided to start it. It’s fun.

Were you bummed when you found out that unlike a lot of schools around here, Batavia doesn’t have [boys volleyball]? Yeah, a little bit. I moved to Batavia in middle of eighth grade, and when we were at orientation they said they were planning on making a men’s team but that never happened.

Have you and your family stayed in touch with the administration a little bit? More recently I have been. I think it was early this year I submitted a club request for the first time and they turned that down and before that they said to start a team it

Weekend Chit-chat with BATAVIA OUTSIDE HITTER ZACH SAEGESSER

would have to start as a club, so then I submitted a club request

So they turned down the first request, and then what happened? … I turned in another one with a petition of around 180 signatures, I don’t remember the exact number, with more

kids I talked to that would want to participate. … I went straight to the principal about it [this time], and that’s when it got approved.

What kind of structure do you envision for the club? I’m still talking with the sponsor [Kirk Tanka] about that but the initial outline we’re thinking is an all-year round thing all school year where kids in other sports could participate, so if a football player wants to play they can play in the winter and spring season and a basketball player can play in the fall and spring season since it’s just a club and not an IHSA sport yet.

What’s your guess on the level of participation that there might be next year?

I would guess quite a few people. Most people I’ve talked to either would love to see it or love to play it. It would be a brand new sport and not many people in school have had the experience playing so we could take as many people as we wanted and start training people to have a team. Even if it became a sport this year, the team itself wouldn’t be very good. I mean, it’s a first-year team.

So it’s going to be your senior year next year but do you look at it like better late than never? Yeah, that’s one way to look at it. My goal would be to have so many kids in the fall and winter that they couldn’t ignore making it a team for the spring, but we’ll see what happens.

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Batavia rising senior Zach Saegesser has shown persistence in his goal of boys volleyball eventually becoming a varsity sport at Batavia. That doesn’t appear to be on the immediate horizon, but Saegesser is glad that at least a potential step was taken in that direction when the school recently approved a boys volleyball club for next year. Saegesser, whose younger brother, Josh, also is a volleyball enthusiast, spoke with Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab for this week’s Weekend Chit-chat. The following is an edited transcript:


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I’m feeling a ton of gratitude, this week. My kids’ summer break has begun (Hallelujah!), the Quarry Beach is open for the season (please, guys, keep playing those sweet Blues Traveler tunes over the P.A. system!), and these sunny, bluesky mornings of late have seen me singing a happy tune. Quite literally. In fact, if you walk past my house you’re likely to hear me try and trill “Oh, what a beautiful morning!” (And if you stop in and say hi, you’re likely to see a couple of teenagers rolling their eyes, but I digress.) There’s so much to appreciate at the dawn of each summer day and the dawn of each summer. Here, the lilacs make their show. A bevy of burgeoning and fragrant peonies, once bobbing below our kitchen window, now graces our dining room table. And, this year, our newly transplanted strawberry plants triumphantly thrive in their new raised bed, which we built just for them, last fall. As of this writing, I’ve eaten a total of exactly six of the ever-ripening berries, during mine and Jake’s daily morning inspections, which we make before finally settling down to revel in the rays of the rising sun. “Let them get bigger!” a paja-

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose ma-clad Holly implored from the screen door Wednesday morning. Seems the big red dog is better at heeding directions than his mistress. (Good thing, as strawberries are toxic to dogs.) “But this one’s huge! And totally red!” I insisted, as I grinned my wicked grin, savored its sweetness, and licked the drippy deliciousness of berry No. 4 from greedy fingers. Yes, indeed. Patience is a virtue to be dispensed only when absolutely necessary, I decided. And hey, who’s the parent, here? I love languishing in summer sleep-ins and binging on (thanks to Netflix) a marathon of the “Once Upon a Time” series with the kids. I adore the hum of their happy and relaxed voices and thrill at the prospect of TIME unfurling before us like a lovely stretch of sticky, sweet taffy. Thursday morning I relished in simply sitting in the warm sun as the dew dried, the birds called, and Holly whizzed past on the sidewalk on her

RipStik. The lure from Noah’s fishing pole only landed in my lap once, as he practiced his cast (without a hook, thank you very much), much to the amusement of our neighbor and outdoor cat-friend, Victor (who stalks it while Posey stalks him, from the porch window). A perfect start to a perfect day. How many of these gloriously precious mornings can one mom be afforded? Who knows? But it seems I’ve got ’em in spades, for now. While rummaging through my nightstand a few days ago, I came across a coupon booklet Holly made and presented to me on Mother’s Day, last year. It includes one for “One whole day of doing whatever you want me to,” a second for doing “the dishes” (that one will have to wait until her broken finger is healed. I’ll guard it with my life.) and a third, which states, “Go on a bike ride and go on a walk with the dog and you.” I’ll need to be strategic, now that I think about it, with that “one whole day” one. Yes indeed, perhaps I’ll save that one for Labor Day Weekend, when Holly and I can watch the Winona Ryder version of “Little Women” (she’s never seen it, but for some reason she makes a sour face whenever I suggest we watch it)

and then bike to the Fox Valley Folk Music Festival in Geneva. Ooh, what a plan. “Yes! Look what I found!” I yelled, as I jogged down the stairs and announced my good fortune. Nonplussed, Holly continued combing her hair in the bathroom mirror. “They have an expiration date,” she said, not missing a beat. How do my kids come up with these retorts so quickly? Seriously? An expiration date? I did her one better, and proceeded to school her on the fact that Illinois statute stipulates that there can be no expiration dates on gift certificates. I’m sure I heard that somewhere. “So there,” I replied. And then I Googled it. Turns out they’re viable for a minimum of five years from date of issuance. Oh, I think we’re good. First up, I’m cashing in that bike ride. Bonus? Noah even agreed to come, too. Off we go. Summer’s finally begun, and I’m not looking back.

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

Self-proclaimed ‘technology geek’ uses smartphone as garden aid I am a garden geek, and I am also a technology geek. I love it when two of my passions collide. I recently started using Evernote – a free app that is a digital notebook that can store links, notes, photographs and audio recordings. It is your garden journal right at your fingertips. My smartphone is always with me in the garden. I love to take pictures of newly planted veggies and then compare them with photos later in the season. With Evernote, when I take quick notes or snap several photos while in the garden, the information automatically synchs with my laptop. It is then easy to edit and add more information when I have a free moment, and the dates and photos are logged. Since I am just beginning

LEARNING TO GROW Vicki Hagstotz to learn the capabilities of this little organizational app, here are a few things to get you started. When seeds or transplants are planted, type a note and place it in the notebook. Take photos in Evernote and document your garden layout, veggie transplants, varieties planted by seed, etc. ... . It is a great way to remember where you planted tomatoes, how many kale plants were planted, and how many rows of beets were started from seed.

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Vicki Hagstotz uses the free smartphone app Evernote to store links, notes, photographs and audio recordings of her garden.

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THEORY Jamie Palmer What is anger anyway? Anger is a “primitive physical survival” response that we use to express a different emotion entirely. I describe anger as a physical response because there are physical changes that take place in our bodies when we get angry. These changes start in the brain through the release of a chemical called adrenaline. The brain triggers the release of this chemical because we perceive ourselves as being threatened somehow and our brain is preparing our body to respond. Our perception of any given situation is based upon our life experiences leading up to the event, and our belief system. Complicated, I know. But, bottom line, our perception is our reality.

Know more This is part one of a two-part column about anger. For part two, read the Kane County Chronicle on Saturday, June 14.

And guess what? Everyone perceives things differently. Same situation plus a different perception equals a different response. It isn’t the situation or event that causes us to get mad. It isn’t what he said or she said that triggers our anger. It’s how we perceive the situation. And we can change our perceptions. We control our emotional response. I mentioned earlier that anger is a response to a different emotion entirely. We allow ourselves to trigger the anger response when our feelings are hurt, or we are afraid, disappointed or things simply aren’t going our way. This is a misuse of our physical survival response; and unfortunate-

ly we misuse anger all the time. It’s become a habit, a knee-jerk reaction to our emotional pain. Like the boxer, we engage in the fight with the victory or injury as our goal. Our arsenal is full of emotional strategies like insults, dredging up the past, put-downs, threats and manipulations designed to level our opponent. Ask yourself this: Is this outcome positive? Do the long-term effects of this habit of ours enhance our life and our relationships? Is there a better way to resolve our conflicts? I believe that aside from survival, anger has no place in our lives.

• Jamie Palmer is a Batavia resident and a licensed clinical professional counselor and senior mediator with more than 35 years of experience in the field of psychology working with families, couples and individuals. She can be reached at editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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RiverEdge to present ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com AURORA – RiverEdge Park will show the movie “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Saturday, June 21. The park will open at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Movie-goers will enjoy audience-participation, dancing, singing and a simultaneous live performance by A Powerful and Irrational Mouthwash – an experienced “shadow cast” of more than a dozen actors, who will play along with each of the main characters on the screen in full

movie regalia. Some bench seating will be available, but patrons are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets. Prop kits needed for audience participation moments, such as bubbles, noise makers, party hats, newspaper, squirt guns and a replica of a piece of toast, with printed instructions on how and when to use each prop, also will be available at one for $3 or two for $5. Audience members are encouraged to dress in costume. Tickets cost $5. To purchase tickets, go to RiverEdgeAurora.com or call the RiverEdge Park Box Office at 630-896-6666. RiverEdge Park is located at 360 N. Broadway St. in Aurora.

Once documented for the current growing season, you can refer to your notes next year for planning crop rotation, revising garden layout and choosing successful varieties. Another handy use for this application is scanning or taking photos of seed packets or plant labels for documenting varieties planted. Later in the season, you can make notes comparing varieties, harvest information and disease resistance. Make sure to log general weather information along the way as well. Tags are a helpful way to be able to easily search for information at a later date. For example, if you use the tag “fertilizer” and tag each crop as you fertilize them, you will know the dates fertilized and the last time you fertilized that particular crop. I’m excited to become more familiar with Evernote so that I can really optimize this nifty organizational tool. Once I figure out how to use this app for my garden, I think I’ll try and get my knitting projects organized.

• Vicki Hagstotz is a University of Illinois Extension master gardener for Kane County. Call the extension office at 630-5846166 for more information.

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ver get angry? Most people do from time to time; a few even wear it around like armor … everyday, waiting for a reason to fight. The way that people use anger is much like the sport of boxing. Two opponents are in the ring together; their motivation is either to win or do some damage. Even if they spend time in their corners, they are strategizing and readying themselves for the next round. Each fighter is equipped with an arsenal of techniques that they hope will assure them a victory. Anger was never intended to be used for everyday conflicts. Prehistoric man displayed this anger response to protect his family and himself from harm. It was and still is a survival response. But because most modern society no longer has to defend itself from saber-toothed tiger or wild boar attacks, we have found a different use for it. Anger has become a tool that we use to protect ourselves from a different sort of pain – emotional pain.

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DAILY DISH HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – You will see significant improvements in your business dealings this year. Remarkable opportunities will become available as professionals and people of influence gravitate to you. You have made some noteworthy contributions to your field, and now it’s time to reap the rewards. Be gracious. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Make sure your intentions are clear. You will lose valuable allies if you are too vague or wishy-washy. Take a stand and stick to your plans. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You can make meaningful advances in your career. Feel out the situation and consider asking for a promotion. Make a point to draw attention to your positive work habits. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You will be faced with a variety of conflicting emotions. Love and romance will be on your mind, but keep both feet on the ground. Your work will suffer if you become distracted. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Keep your priorities straight. Don’t let your desire to have fun cause you to become lax in your responsibilities. You don’t want your reputation to take a hit. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Don’t allow others to take advantage of your good nature. If you are faced with someone else’s personal problem, don’t meddle; just suggest that he or she find a qualified counselor. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – A donation or fee may have strings attached. It may be difficult to say no, but you will be disappointed and short of funds if you don’t get what you expect in return. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You’ll have a problem separating reality from fantasy. All is not as it seems. Take a closer look at the situation before you make a commitment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You can’t get rid of insecurities by spending on luxury items. Make a list of your good qualities, and you will discover that you have a lot going for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You may be missing a vital piece of information. If the answer is not clear, ask questions until you have a better understanding. Don’t be tempted to blow your budget with extensive home improvements. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’ll have second thoughts and will feel growing uncertainty regarding a partnership. Honor the time you’ve invested and see matters through to the end. It’s better to be safe than sorry. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – It’s time to tie up loose ends. Finish pending projects and organize your personal papers. You will be satisfied with what you accomplish, leaving you room to take on a new challenge. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Contractual agreements or legal decisions should be put on hold for the moment. Take the time to do your research carefully, or you may put yourself in financial jeopardy.

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‘Stars’ author: Blessings and sorrow By EMILY YAHR The Washington Post Back in 2012, John Green didn’t know that his youngadult novel “The Fault in Our Stars” – the achingly sad love story of two teenagers with terminal cancer – would become an international bestseller and later, a major motion picture. He also didn’t know that he would have to spend the next 2 1/2 years talking at length about some of the most grim subjects imaginable: Teenagers who have cancer. Kids who are dying. What it might be like to die. How people think about death. That can take an emotional toll on anyone. That includes Green, who has become somewhat of a beloved older brother to his young fans across the world, the ones who cling to every word in his books and Tumblr posts and YouTube videos. Still, he sums up the experience like this: “It’s a blessing.” Yes, he admits, the devastating topics explored in the book and the new film have been a bit of a drain on his psyche. But he wouldn’t change a thing. “The book has had such a wonderful reach that I’ve gotten to talk to people about it who I never imagined would read it – young people living with cancer, parents who have lost kids. That’s tremendously rewarding to me,” Green said. He’s speaking by phone from Pittsburgh, where the movie was filmed and where a special screening was scheduled a week before the movie’s release. “So I’m very grateful for that, and grateful that so many people have responded to the book so generously.” “Generously” is an understatement. The novel, told from the perspective of Hazel, a highly intelligent, wry 16-year-old battling cancer and whose “lungs suck at being lungs,” has sold 10.7 million copies internationally and spawned a fiercely devoted fan base. The movie adaptation,

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Actor Ansel Elgort (from left), author John Green and actress Shailene Woodley on the set of “The Fault in Our Stars.” starring Shailene Woodley as Hazel and Ansel Elgort as her sparkling love interest Augustus, is projected to be a hit on its opening weekend. Ticket agency Fandango reported the film has shattered pre-sale records for a romantic drama. The reasons Green feels blessed run parallel to the reasons he wrote the book in the first place. He was inspired by his early work as a children’s chaplain at a hospital and his friendship with one of his fans – 16-year-old Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer almost four years ago. When the novel was published in January 2012, “The Fault in Our Stars” was a decade in the making. He often worried that the subject matter would be too dark, especially for a young-adult audience. “I couldn’t imagine that anyone would want to read it,” he said. “But I just needed to write it.” And people read it – over and over, telling their family and friends they needed to read it, too. As depressing as the subject matter may be, Green punctuates the book with humor and a remarkable ability to imitate the deadpan, innocent, authentic voice of a teenager. Hazel might have a serious illness that affects her every waking moment, but she’s still a 16-year-old girl: She likes reality TV – particularly “America’s Next Top

Model” – and reading books and meeting cute boys. Hazel, who almost died at age 13 until she was saved by a “miracle” drug, is forced to attend Support Group by her parents, played by Laura Dern and Sam Trammell. While there, she meets the dreamy Augustus “Gus” Waters, an 18-year-old boy who lost his leg to osteosarcoma, and who takes her by surprise with his charm and lack of pretension. For example, why is he staring at her? As Gus says in the book, “I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.” With some tweaks, much of the movie – directed by Josh Boone – resembles the book in tone and plot. Hazel and Augustus bond quickly and deeply, as their respective views of the world are shaped by what they have been through with their illnesses. Mostly, though, they just fall in love. The Pittsburgh filming location doubles for Indianapolis, where Hazel and Gus live. (It’s also Green’s home town.) Thanks to Gus’ “wish” from a “Make-AWish”-like foundation, they travel to Amsterdam to meet Hazel’s idol, author Peter Van Houten, a cantankerous alcoholic portrayed by Willem Dafoe. Van Houten wrote a book about a girl with cancer that

essentially has become Hazel’s bible, and she’s determined to get answers about the story’s mysterious end. No spoilers, although fans of the book know all too well how things progress from there. Green was on set almost every day – where, incidentally, he says he cried almost every day – and chronicled the experience across social media. He’s very pleased with the way the film turned out, especially the screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber; the duo wrote the 2013 drama “The Spectacular Now,” also starring Woodley. In the weeks leading up to the film’s opening, devoted young fans have been tweeting about their excitement, and waiting faithfully in line with their parents for 24 hours or longer to see special preview screenings. “There’s nothing particularly hip about ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’” he said. “But I think what teens respond to is the unironized emotion and the experience of falling in love and grappling with loss and trying to answer those big questions about meaning.” The love story aspect of the book is a big reason why teens start pondering these deep issues. Even though it’s obvious from the book’s description that this isn’t going to be a love story with a happy ending, young people are fascinated by this particular star-crossed romance. As Green acknowledges, that age is really the first time you’re reconciling yourself to “the permanence of death, the ubiquity of it, the fact that just not just every person is going to die, but the species itself will cease to exist.” And in the end, Green says, the great tonic to it all, and the reason we can tolerate thinking about it, is love. “Love is a great source of hope for us – not just romantic love,” he said. “But the love between parents and children, and the love between friends. It’s a way to grapple with that stuff not hopelessly.”


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Dear Abby: I have been best friends with “Jean” ever since grade school. We get along great, except for one thing – she’s a cheapskate! Jean is single and still lives with her parents; I am a single mother living on my own. We earn about the same amount of money. Whenever Jean is invited out for drinks, she brings only enough cash for one drink, and then comments loudly that she doesn’t have enough money on her for another one and waits until someone offers to pay for it. When going out to eat, she eats at home first, and then asks to “sample” everyone else’s food. If she wants to see a movie, she makes sure to bring a date to pay for her ticket. I think her stingy behavior is keeping her from having serious relationships because she expects to pay for nothing. It has reached the point where I don’t want to do anything with her because of her penny-pinching ways. Mutual friends have asked me to speak to her. What can I say to keep my friendship intact? – Separate

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Checks, Please, In Ohio

Dear Separate Checks: Because you have reached the point that your relationship with Jean is in jeopardy, talk with her about how her behavior has affected you. But do not allow yourself to be the appointed spokeswoman for anyone else. And unless you know for a fact that her stingy behavior is keeping her from having serious relationships with men, keep it to yourself. In the future, if you go out with Jean and she says she didn’t bring enough money for a second drink, allow her to suffer the consequences. And when she asks to “sample” what you’re eating, tell her calmly you’d rather she didn’t. I agree that when behavior like hers becomes a pattern – and the person is able to pay but is mooching – that it’s obnoxious. But it won’t be corrected by enabling her, and that is what

everyone has been doing. Dear Abby: Because I’m a florist, my niece asked me to do the flowers for her wedding. I gladly agreed. “Misty” put the priest through a lot to make this a very special occasion. She hadn’t attended church prior to the wedding. When the priest asked Misty for a contribution to the church for having her wedding there, she was miffed. I asked her, “Who do you think pays the utilities and upkeep for the church for onetime users like you?” She hasn’t spoken to me since! Was I wrong? – Miffed Myself In New York Dear Miffed: Wrong? You gave your niece a dose of reality, and stated it very well. It appears Misty has some growing up to do. Perhaps when her “bridal fever” subsides, she will realize that life isn’t one freebie after another, and offer the apology she owes you. P.S. I hope she thanked you for the flowers. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Most perforated eardrums heal on their own Dear Doctor K: I have a perforated eardrum caused by an ear infection. How will it be treated? Will my hearing be permanently affected? Dear Reader: Your eardrum is a thin membrane involved in hearing. It separates your ear canal (the part that is open to the outside) from your middle ear. (I’ve put an illustration of the ear on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) The eardrum is delicate – and it has to be. Sound waves that enter your ear move the eardrum, which begins the process that allows you to hear. If it weren’t thin and delicate, the eardrum wouldn’t vibrate so sensitively when sound waves hit it. But because it is thin and delicate, it can be torn (perforated) easily. As in your case, it is most often torn by an ear infection. But other types of trauma, including a very loud noise, or even a cotton swab inserted into the ear during cleaning, can also damage it. If the tear is small, your doctor may allow it to heal on its own. Most perforated eardrums heal in

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff a few weeks to two months. Exposure to water or further trauma can slow the healing. Use cotton balls covered with Vaseline to protect your eardrum from water during showers or baths. Also avoid blowing your nose: It increases pressure in your ear, and that can disrupt healing. If your ear gets infected during the healing phase, the tear is less likely to close on its own. Ear, nose and throat doctors sometimes patch eardrum tears in their office. The doctor places a thin paper patch over the eardrum, along with a chemical that encourages the eardrum to heal. If your eardrum has not healed after two months, your doctor may recommend tympanoplasty. In this procedure, the surgeon takes tissue from elsewhere in your body and uses

it to close the hole or to fashion a new eardrum. Hearing loss from a perforated eardrum is usually temporary. However, some people do permanently lose some level of hearing. To prevent tearing your eardrum again: • Help prevent middle ear infections. Minimize exposure to tobacco smoke and allergens, and avoid people who have a cold or the flu. • If you do get an ear infection, have it treated promptly to avoid complications. • Do not insert cotton swabs into your ear. The eardrum is like many of the parts that make up our body. It is designed to be delicate because it has to be to do its job. That makes it fragile but also resilient. It can usually heal itself if we don’t get in the way.

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

Couple needs to make friends Dr. Wallace: My girlfriend happens to be a great person, and we have a wonderful time when we are together. We have been dating for about six months. We are not into drugs, alcohol, tobacco or premarital sex. We are both responsible teens, and we have mutual respect for each other. Since we don’t have many friends, most of the time we are alone with each other. In fact, we have never double-dated. We sort of like it this way. My girlfriend’s mother doesn’t like this arrangement for her daughter. She doesn’t mind that we are dating, but her concern is that her daughter is being denied the companionship of other teens, both female and male. She has also made statements to both of us implying that being together alone all the time can lead to sexual aggression. Yesterday, her mom struck a nerve when she told us our relationship was unhealthy and that we should double-date. What do you suggest we do? My girlfriend loves her mom and would do nothing intentional to hurt her, but she also loves me, and I’m getting fed up with her mom. – Angry, Sidney, Ohio. Dear Angry: It’s important that teens who are dating be allowed to spend some time together alone and away from all of the pressures of this world. Don’t make a big issue out of your girlfriend’s mother’s comments. What you and your girlfriend do or don’t do when together is what is important, not what others think you might be doing. But there is no reason why a couple can’t

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace enjoy the company and friendship of others. It wouldn’t be difficult to try a double-date with another couple who might have similar standards and interests. It could be an enjoyable experience for you and your girlfriend, and it will make her mom feel a bit better about the relationship. Dr. Wallace: I’m an 18-year-old young woman who has gone through a lot for my age. I have a messy past that included drugs, alcohol and sex. I have been drug-free and alcohol-free for two years, and I have been a much happier person. I also decided to refrain from sex because of the problems and responsibility that go along with it. For the past year I have been steadily dating a 20-year-old guy. Lately, he has really been putting pressure on me to have sex. He keeps telling me that if I don’t have sex with him he will find a girl who will. I love him very much, and he says he loves me. What should I do? – Nameless, Davenport, Iowa. Dear Nameless: You are feeling good about yourself because you have totally eliminated your messy past. Don’t for a minute regress! I’m always suspicious of the true intentions of guys who threaten to go elsewhere if their sexual demands are denied. Tell your boyfriend that your final answer is “No.” If he leaves, then he didn’t love you as much as you thought. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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Stacy Keach said, “I can’t think of anything that requires more finesse than comedy, both from a verbal and visual point of view.” There is hardly a bridge deal without at least one finesse. How many potential finesses can you see in this deal? South is in six hearts. What should he do after West leads the diamond queen? North took a slight gamble in wheeling out Blackwood immediately. He planned, of course, to bid six hearts even if partner denied an ace. But it was just possible that his side was off the two top spades. South could have held 14 high-card points without holding the spade ace or king. But the odds were in North’s favor. There are two possible finesses, one in each black suit. Which one should be tried? A finessing fan would take both, go down with this distribution and then complain about his bad luck. With the right line of play, though, the contract is guaranteed – how? After declarer wins the first trick with dummy’s diamond king and draws trumps, he should cash dummy’s diamond ace, play a trump to his hand, ruff his last diamond in the dummy, and play a club to his nine, being careful to conserve a trump entry to the dummy. West wins with his 10, but what can he do now? Whatever he leads concedes a 12th trick. If a spade, it is away from the king; if a club, it is around to declarer’s king-eight; if a diamond, South ruffs in one hand and sluffs a spade from the other.


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IT - TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST Chemtech Plastics, Inc., a growing Elgin thermoplastic Injection Molding Company, is seeking a detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational skills for IT – TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST. Responsible for day-to-day support & maintenance of infrastructure, including all hardware, software & telephones. Minimum 3 years IT support experience required. See our full job description online at Monster.com. Benefits packages includes medical / dental & disability insurance, tuition reimbursement & 401K. EOE. Please send resume to:

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Seeking a happy, friendly, outgoing individual with good sales abilities, great communication skills and computer experience to assist in leasing a 200 unit apartment community in DeKalb, IL. Pleasant work environment including benefits plus bonus potential. 40 hour schedule plus some Saturdays. Drug Free / Background check. EEO. To apply: mail, fax or email: Glenco Properties, Inc. 5470 S. Tuckaway Ln Greenfield, WI 53221 Fax: 414-281-6246 Email:

We are expanding again! Local Distributor is looking for a motivated individual for a fast paced Inside Sales environment. This individual must possess great customer service skills on the phones, typing ability, a very good memory, and a basic ability to read breakdowns and drawings. Interested individuals may send a resume to: Valerie@sviintl.com

St. Charles area. Call: 630-377-4589

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

SERVICE MANAGER & SERVICE TECHNICIAN Immediate positions needed for Geneva Repair Shop. Capable of diagnosing service and repairs. Must specialize in Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge. Also able to perform repairs on other vehicle types. Fax resumes: 630-232-0422 or email: jafortman@hotmail.com Call: 630-232-2860

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RETAIL DELIVERY DRIVER

5N118 RT. 25

FRI, JUNE 6 9AM - 3PM SAT, JUNE 7 9AM - NOON

(Inside the former Little Store)

921 SMITH COURT

from antiques and collectibles to home and garden décor, furniture, boat anchors, huge doll house and much more.

MONEY POUCH

2713 Royal Saint James Ct.

REWARD! 630-879-9318 Lost Sunday afternoon 6/8 between Cortland and Sandwich. New in box umbrella table. Slid out of truck. Mike 815-483-8956

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FRI, SAT & SUN 9-4 Quality Antiques Fine Accessories Estate Pieces and Garden Items with 18th &19th Century English Antiques Also Geneva Garden Club Plant Sale And In the Court Yard Tent 3 yd samples of Designer Fabrics For Sale – Proceeds from fabric to benefit the Geneva History Museum

SUGAR GROVE 3S953 LAKEWOOD DR. FRI. & SAT. 8-4 Black entertainment center, 2 recliners, glass hutch, dining table w/4 chairs, sm. buffet, sm. tables, round kitchen table w/2 chairs, bakers rack, bedroom furniture, wall hangings, decor, dishes, hand tools, iron benches, garden, 100 1000-piece puzzles, & misc. LOOKING FOR A JOB? Find the job you want at:

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SAT ONLY 8a-4:30p Rain Date ONLY: Sun 8a-12p Antiques – dresser, piano stool & more. Heirlooms, furniture, kitchen table & chairs, garden tools, hand tools, terracotta pots, house plants, dried flowers, craft supplies, glassware, housewares, Irish linen table clothes, clothing, vintage children's books, Christmas trees, metal shelving, patio chairs/table, camper & MUCH MORE!!

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ST. CHARLES

SAT, JUNE 7 9AM - 3PM SUN, JUNE 8 10AM - 2PM

Blue, lost within a week or so in Batavia. Pouch had important papers, identification, etc.

BATAVIA - 1320 Lundberg Ave. Cleaning out! Household items, girls clothes and shoes, a lot of misc. stuff! Friday 9 - 3:00pm Sat. 9 - 2:00pm

BATAVIA

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

UMBRELLA TABLE- LOST

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FRI & SAT June 6 & 7 10AM - 4PM

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GROOMER - EXPERIENCED

HVAC TECHNICIANS

DENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE OPENING We are seeking an experienced, friendly, and motivated dental receptionist for state-of-the-art dental office. Experience with Eaglesoft Dental Software preferred. Call 630-816-2121

employment@glencoproperties.com

INSIDE SALES

GENEVA

Part-time experienced Group Ins. Administrative Asst. Send resume to Lindsey@BPSinc.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 7 8AM – 2PM 720 SAMANTHA CIRCLE Dining set, Desk, Miscellaneous Furniture, Snowblower, Décor, Household items, Holiday décor, Books.

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GENEVA (at Williamsburg) 103 Brookfield Lane 6/6-6/7 Fri & Sat. 7:30-2:00 Grandmothers cleaning out again. Too much stuff. Clothing 25-50 cents for children- sizes 2-10. Adults as well. Bikes, BBQ desk chair. No prices lower than ours. Check us out.

Geneva

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HAMPSHIRE MAPLE PARK

BARN SALE SAT & SUN JUNE 7 & 8 8AM - 4PM 44W311 Ellithorpe Road Behind Burlington Central H.S. Antiques, hand & yard tools, ifestock & hog gates, hog & cattle feeders, tin signs, pictures, crocks, oil lamps, tobacco tins, glassware, hunting items, farm memorabilia, kitchenware

HUGE MOVING SALE June 6 & 7th 9-4pm 8N198 Grand Arbor Lane RT 47 & Ramm Road

MENDOTA

ANNUAL REGAP YARD SALE

4107 E 3rd Road June 5-7, 8am-? NO EARLY BIRDS Lawn mowers, Bikes, Furniture, Antiques, Appliances, Tools, Washers/Dryers, Freezers, Clothes, Books and much more. If you are looking for it, it's probably here!! All proceeds benefit ReGAP (Retired Greyhounds as Pets).

ST CHARLES

1577 FARGO BLVD GENEVA June 5, 6, 7

Thursday, Friday Saturday 8am – 2pm Womens Clothing (XL & 1X) Jewelry, Shoes, Purses, and many accessories, High Quality, new or gently used. 630-208-6344

KINGSTON

4N221 Ferson Creek Road in the Wildrose Subdivision

Friday 6/6 - 9 am to 4 pm Saturday 6/7 - 8 am to 2 pm Chapter OB of St Charles, a P.E.O organization, is hosting a Garage Sale Fundraiser. P.E.O is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. Multiple families will contribute & a variety of items will be for sale. All of profits raised at the garage sale will go to the projects of the P.E.O. organization.

ST CHARLES

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE THURS, FRI, SAT JUNE 5, 6, 7 8AM - 3PM Maps & Address Locations will be available at the Kingston Village Hall all 3 days of the sale Please call 815-784-5572 With any Questions or to add your name to list.

LILY LAKE PERENNIAL PLANT SALE

FRI & SAT 9AM-1PM 43W840 HEATHER LN. GALLON SIZE $3/EACH

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506 Valley View Dr., Moving sale Sat. 6/7, 8am - 4pm TOYS, books, women's clothing, holiday, household items, tools, 35mm camera, technology, COMPLETE OFFICE SET and media center. ALL MUST GO!

ST CHARLES

HUGE BARN SALE FRI – SUN , 6/6 – 6/8, 8 – 4

39W960 SILVER GLEN RD Approx 2 miles W of Randall Rd Tools, Furniture, Antiques & Collectibles, Vintage Stereo Cabinet w/ built-in turntable, Longaberger baskets, Patio table w/ swivel wrought-iron chairs, Housewares, Kid's golf clubs, Adult & kids clothes, Flowers & Garden Art, Useful junk, Too much to list!

St. Charles 4 households

1020 Kehoe Drive 1 block south of Prairie St. June 5, 6, 7 Thurs, Fri, Sat 9am – 5pm household, garden, books, vintage, quality ladies & kids clothes, jewelry, pair of like new lazy boys, toys, snow blower, crafts

THURS & FRI, 8 – 4

Huge Sale, too much to list!

1202 South 10th St.

ST. CHARLES Huge Multi-Family

All That's Vintage, Antique & Fun Victorian Items, LOTS of 40's & 50's items, Vintage outdoor furn, Cafe set, Midcentury & MORE!

June 7th

& MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Huge Clothing and Accessories Sale

Fri, Sat, Sun 9am – 6pm 3N809 Bittersweet Rd

ST. CHARLES

Saturday Only ! 8am – 5pm 5N637 Route 25 Just south of Army Trail lawn equipment, adult/children's clothing, lil tikes toys, Barbie power wheels, trail rider, E200 electric razor scooter, baby items, dog items, new never worn Davids Bridal wedding dress,formal dresses, misc furniture/house items,

Lots of Treasures something for everyone Stop By on your way to Riverfest !

SUGAR GROVE LAKES OF BLISS WOODS SUBDIVISION SALE FRI & SAT, JUNE 6 & 7 8AM – 3PM Too many to list! Don't miss these sales! Lots of everything!

SUGAR GROVE

VIRGIL Friday & Saturday June 6 & 7 9am - 3pm

6N084 Meredith Rd. 5 houses So. of Rt 64

MOVING Everything Must Go! Furniture, collectibles, kids stuff, high chair, baby swing, Boppy pillows, gardening tools

Way Too Much To List! WINDSOR POINT CMTY GARAGE SALE June 7th 8 AM to 4PM

SYCAMORE

June 7 & 8 Saturday & Sunday 8am - 4pm 3N964 Longfellow Place JenAir Grill with cover and rotisserie, Patio Table and Chairs with Sunbrella Cushions and cover, TVs, Oak Chest of Drawers, matching Oak bedside tables, White Chest of drawers, Office Desk, maple Desk, Office book shelves, Small green book shelves, Elliptical, Children's tables with chairs, 5 Kitchen chairs, Pans, Dishes, Small Appliances, Vintage Tablecloths, Cook Books, Young Reader Novels and many more books, Folding Tables, Lawn Boy Mower, Flower Pots, Misc Lawn & Garden tools, file cabinets, 10 ft ladder, games, Wet Vac, Garage Storage Cabinet, Patio Umbrella, Crib with Mattress, Changing Table, High Chair, and much more.

ST. CHARLES

SAT, JUNE 7 9-4:30 RAIN DATE: JUNE 8, 9-4:30

St. Charles Moose Lodge Come buy/sell your stuff! Space available, call 630-897-7622 or 630-377-2000. Email, stcmoose@aol.com Get instant news updates from Kane County Chronicle!

THURS, FRI, SAT JUNE 5, 6, 7 9AM - 5PM 1617 OAK LANE Household, electronics, camera, men's & women's large size clothing, fishing, hunting, fire arms related, Knife close-out: SOG, Colt, S&W, books: novels, history, Military (some rare, some signed)

& MUCH MORE!

SYCAMORE

NOW ITS MY SALE! 1345 William St, Sycamore Fri 8-5:30 - Sat 8-2 Collectible dolls, bears, glassware, train sets, Longaberger baskets. Vintage cast iron bed, hand painted screen, furniture, household, craft items, sporting goods, electronics, books and much more!!! Questions about your subscription? We'd love to help. Call 800-589-9363 Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

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INTEX KRYSTAL CLEAR Saltwater System Pool Chlorinator model CS8110 for above ground swimming pools. Used 2 seasons. This system creates chlorine so you never have to add chlorine or any other chemicals. Features 24-hr timer; 110-120V & manual. $85.00 obo (cash only) Call Bob 630-4503824 NTEX 20' x 12' X 48" OVAL FRAME SWIMMING POOL SET

w/ manual. Water capacity (85%) - 4,393 gal. Inc. 1500 gph pump (used 1 season); ladder and spare ladder; 2 filters & new volleyball set. $225.00 obo (cash only) Call Bob at 630-450-3824

WANTED: FISHING, TACKLE Older/newer lures, spoons, spinners, etc. Call Bob 309-854-1497

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

LADIES SCHWINN TRAVELLER BIKE, 26” with basket, large seat. $40. 847-515-8012

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1979 Lincoln Mark V MASSAGE TABLE, Like new, good quality. $300 negotiable. 630-330-4800 St. Charles area.

Cartier Centenial, immaculate! $8,800 815-508-2916

TOTAL GYM

1998 TOYOTA CAMRY Dark Grey, Sunroof, A/C, Very Well Maintained, Clean, Runs Great, Very Dependable!

$2,400 Cherry Queen Bedroom set, 5 pc. $300 630-584-8753 SOFA – 84”, taupe velour, Room & Board brand, very good condition, $150 630-584-4371

PIANO Blond Wood, Upright, Krakauer brand. $400. Good Shape. 630-208-7460

Piano- Kawai upright UST8 ebony satin, like new, original owner $1,250/obo 630-232-8871

AKC BLACK LAB 10 wks CH sired OFA & CERF guar QUALITY labs for 35 yrs 847-224-4351 PARAKEETS 2 parakeets, one yellow, one blue, with nice cage, only one year old. For free. Batavia, 847-366-0774

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 NEIGHBORS is news by readers, for readers, about readers. Have news to share? Send it to: neighbors@kcchronicle.com

Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

815-575-5153

or

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

30 different exercises with book and DVD's for demo's, Does it all! $275/OBO. 630-262-1899

A-1 AUTO

815-814-1964

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1984 HONDA GOLDWING MOTORCYCLE ~ 11,340 miles, front faring. Luggage rack with 2 detachable suitcases. $3200 or best offer. 630-208-7460 1995 Honda Magna VF750CD. 22,627 miles. Paint, tires, battery all recent. Includes two helmets and battery charger. $3000. Tim 815-757-4472

2005 H. D. FATBOY 4K miles, new, barely rode. $10,700 815-498-9835 Get the job you want at KCChronicle.com/jobs

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quis Plaintiff,

Former Theater on 3+/- Ac

BATAVIA - Beautiful one bedroom close to river and town. Attached one car, gas fireplace , in-unit laundry, new carpet and paint. No pets or smoking. $850/month plus utilities and security. 773-817-1597.

BATAVIA 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.

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.

Nominal Opening Bid: $100,000 151 Fieldgate Dr, St Charles Approx 5.1 ac with 23,928+/sf theater. Located near retail & restaurants. Zoned Community Business District (BC). Open to the Public: 11am-2pm Fri June 13, 20 & 2 hrs before auction. Auctions: 3:15pm, Thu Jun 26 on site or bid live from anywhere at auctionnetwork.com IL Daniel S. Nelson, Managing Broker RE LIC 471.016793; Monte W. Lowderman AUC LIC 440000708; Williams & Williams AUC LIC 444000361 5% Buyer's Premium

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Geneva-Downtown South 6 St. 2 Flat House, 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, hardwood, granite, new appl, W/D, garage, basement. Available 7/1, $1850/mo. 630-584-6032

PEPPER VALLEY APARTMENTS 2 BDRM ~ 2 BATH $1,090 - $1,100 $1.120 - $1.130

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

Fireplace, heat, gas, water incl. A/C, D/W, disposal, microwave, blinds, patios, clubhouse, pool. Garages available, small pets OK.

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ST. CHARLES 1 MO FREE!

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

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

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

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Elburn $424,900 42W340 Stillmeadows Lane Over 3600 sq ft on nearly 2 acres, there is more to this country home than appears! Mbr suite has a balcony & sitting area. Stone fplc, updated kit, workshop & built-ins. Horses OK. Finished rec rm in bsmt. Huge deck & patio. Berkshire Hathaway Starck Lori Linkimer 630-841-3278

Elgin

$550,000 43W060 Ickenham Lane North Woods style & setting! Solid log home on 1.9 heavily wooded acres. Views from every window! Massive stone fplc/wood stove in 2-sty family rm. Incredible sunrm, finished walkout bsmt & 5-car heated garage. 1st flr master Berkshire Hathaway Starck Patrick Cain 630-640-0616

Geneva

$295,000 264 Brian Court Big corner lot is fenced & professionally landscaped. Popular Stonebridge area is close to everything. Brick fplc in family rm. 1st flr library. Mbr has Jacuzzi & large sitting rm. Multi-tiered deck w/hot tub for summer fun! Berkshire Hathaway Starck Lori Linkimer 630-841-3278

St Charles $182,500 911 N. Fifth Avenue Walk to Pottawatomie Park & downtown shopping & entertainment! Charming 3 br Cape Cod has been impeccably maintained, including fresh paint, new carpeting, new roof (5/14) & new hdwd flrs in kit, living rm & foyer. Large lot. Berkshire Hathaway Starck Lori Linkimer 630-841-3278

St Charles $334,900 4384 Canterbury Court Wonderful 2-story condo is spacious & immaculate! 9 ft ceilings with transoms on main floor. Professionally finished bsmt. Updated granite kit has high end appliances. Relax on pretty English garden patio. 3 br, 2.5 baths. Berkshire Hathaway Starck Lori Linkimer 630-841-3278

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Showcase Home on Scenic Acre! $725,000 1st Floor Master! Sensational 4471sqft newer home filled w/ unsurpassed millwork & detail! Amazing coffered ceilings!~Hardwood on 1st flr! Front/back iron staircase/catwalk! Stunning Acre lot backs to private treeline/creek with garden back yard! VA

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$314,900 St Charles Schools!

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

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

$309,900 St Charles Schools!

Brick front ranch has 2580 sf of living space with finished basement on .88 wooded acre! All new inside with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths! All stainless appliances! 1st floor laundry! 3 fireplaces! New landscaping and fence!

$472,500 St Charles Schools!

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

$309,900 Exceptional

Meticulously maintained & neat as a pin! Rare St Charles schools for this zip code! best lot in subdivision has wooded & golf course vista views! Finished basement! 2 fireplaces! 1st floor laundry! Heated side load garage! Minutes to Randall corridor!

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

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

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

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$285,000 1st Time Home Buyer?

2300 sf of living space with updates everywhere! Nice in town location in Davis elementary district! Walking distance to river walk & parks! Hardwood floors! Updated baths & kitchen! Finished basement with bath! Nice patio back yard!

$113,900

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

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

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