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NEWS BRIEFS Geneva library to host evening with best-selling author

GENEVA – The Geneva Public Library will host an evening with The New York Times’ best-selling author Elizabeth Berg from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Berg will be reading from her newest book, “Make Someone Happy: Favorite Postings,” a collection of favorite blog entries and postings. Refreshments will be served. Copies of “Make Someone Happy” will be available for purchase and signing. Only checks or cash will be accepted. To reserve a spot, visit www.gpld.org or call 620-232-0708. The Geneva Public Library is at 127 James St. in Geneva.

The holidays are upon us, and in the spirit of all the giving taking place this season, I’d like to extend an invitation to our wonderful newspaper readers. What do you appreciate about the newspaper delivered to your home each week? What do you like about what’s offered on our website, www. kcchronicle.com? I’d like to collect reader feedback and share it with my staff and our team of freelancers before the end of the year. Is there a certain reporter whose writing you’re really drawn to? Is there a particular columnist you read week after week? Or month after month? You just can’t miss what the person has written? I have the pleasure of working with a news team dedicated to covering as many stories as possible for the Kane County Chronicle, Elburn Herald and Sugar Grove Herald each week. Reporter Brenda Schory has a passion for investigative journalism. Renee Tomell has a knack for writing the most colorful arts and entertainment stories. News editor Tarah Thorne, who oversees our Elburn and Sugar Grove coverage, works with a team of freelancers to make sure we’re covering as much as possible in western Kane County. Photo editor Sandy Bressner is all over the place, shooting our cover photos and much of our inside art. And sports editor Jason Rossi has his hands full coordinating our sports coverage in Kane County and for another set of our company’s newspapers out

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Former Geneva resident acting as surrogate heavily pregnant with twins By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com

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Maple Park resident Kristen Beyer, pregnant with twins, is serving as a surrogate for a couple in Sweden. She will deliver by C-section Dec. 12 at Kishwaukee Hospital-Northwestern Medicine in DeKalb – with the parents right there. “They’re hoping to be back home with their babies by Christmas,” Beyer said. “They have to make sure the birth certificates are certified; they have to have passports for the babies as they will have dual citizenship. The birth certificate will have no indication they were born by surrogacy. I think the parents are planning on telling them when they’re older.” Beyer said she got the idea about five years ago when a friend of hers, who worked for an infertility doctor, suggested it. “I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, I could never do anything like that,’” Beyer said. But as the years went by, Beyer said

she could not stop thinking about it. “I wanted to kind of give back and do something good for somebody else,” Beyer said. “I did three egg donations but none of them took – that’s another reason I chose to do this.” She contacted the company in Boston where her friend had worked and they matched her up with Alexander and Erika in Sweden. The couple does not want their last name published for privacy reasons, but via email they wrote about how excited they were to become parents. “Something we think about almost daily is how extremely grateful we are to be able to have children, despite our situation,” the couple stated in an email. “This is something that could not have happened without years of medical science, without finding a

By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Patrons of Nosh, 211 James St., Geneva, are getting a little extra when they get their bills these days. The bottom of the bill contains a message with a red border and a red arrow for emphasis, notifying customers that a 2 percent Places for Eating Tax will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. It lists the seven aldermen who voted for it, and Mayor Kevin Burns, who supported it. The tax affects 131 restaurants citywide, and is expected to generate $500,000 for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year and an estimated $1.5 million annually thereafter, allowing the city to maintain its current service level for core city services, officials said. Nosh owner Michael Dixon said he started adding the notice in mid-No-

vember to make customers aware. “I am neither for or against the actual tax,” Dixon said. “This [receipt notice] is an easy way for me to notify my customer base to just be Michael aware this tax is going Dixon to be implemented – and do they approve or were they aware? I wanted to communicate it back to them the people who approved the tax.” While Dixon said he is neutral about the tax, other restaurant owners are angry about it. “There’s a lot of animosity,” Dixon said. “They feel singled out. This was low-hanging fruit for the city to generate money relatively quickly.” Michael Anastasio, owner of Fiora’s Restaurant in Geneva, sent a letter to aldermen and the mayor represent-

ing 41 of the downtown eateries and the Country House on Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway. Nosh owner Dixon is among the signatories on the letter, which was provided to the Chronicle by Anastasio. The letter seeks to have aldermen rescind or suspend the tax “at least until we and all other stakeholders are afforded a meaningful, fair and transparent opportunity to provide input on it as well as other alternatives that were not considered.” “We don’t mind paying our fair share of the tax,” Anastasio said. “However, we were not consulted. … We think it’s disproportionate. None of the other businesses have to pay an increase in sales tax.” The 2 percent tax is a “passthrough” for restaurants to pass on to customers, officials said when it was approved.

“It’s up to us if we pass it through,” Anastasio said. “The National Restaurant Association says generally the margins that restaurants generate in profits before income tax is 4 percent to 6 percent of sales. A 2 percent tax is very large and something we can’t absorb and maintain.” Echoing Dixon’s comments, Anastasio said he did not mind paying his “fair share of taxes.” “If the city needs to have a tax increase, it should fair and even across the board,” Anastasio said. “A half-percent sales tax – that is more reasonable. Everybody pays their fair share.” Anastasio disputed the scenario from aldermen who described customers who pay $100 for dinner as not caring about an additional $2 tax.

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Kristen Beyer of Maple Park is heavily pregnant with twins – a boy and a girl – but they are not her children. They are the children of a Swedish couple, and Beyer, 32, is acting as a surrogate for them. “The mom suffered cervical cancer, and everything was removed except her ovaries at 22 years old,” Beyer said. “I thought, I can do this for nine months out of my life.” A single mother, Beyer grew up in Geneva and has a 12-year-old son – who lives with his father – and a 2-yearold daughter who lives with her. Her mother lives with them and helps take care of the toddler during Beyer’s pregnancy. To qualify, Beyer needed extensive blood testing and a medical background check to make sure there were no serious medical issues. Beyer was impregnated via in vitro fertilization in Chicago. “They extracted her eggs and put them in a Petri dish with his sperm and waited five days to create a blastocyst,” Beyer said. “The in vitro fertilization took less than five minutes.” It was April 16. Two weeks later, she was confirmed as pregnant.

great doctor, without a society that supports surrogacy and even more importantly – it could never have happened without Kristen.” Their families are excited because these will be the first grandchildren, Alexander and Erika stated in their email. “Our experience expecting children is probably similar to most others in that it’s emotional, sometimes stressful and sometimes scary,” their email stated. “The fact that we don’t get to be there physically every day, feeling them kicking and moving, of course makes it different. But, thanks to Kristen, we feel extremely involved anyway.” Beyer had worked as a certified medical assistant, but lost her job when she had to be on bed rest at 15 weeks. She is being paid $30,000 for the surrogacy, plus health and medical expenses, and to make up for her lost wages since she had to stop working. Her mother, Roberta Martino, said her reaction to the situation was: “It’s incredible.” “I get to watch them move, and I go with her,” Martino said, referring to the ultrasound appointments. “But there’s a line. You know they are somebody else’s. I give her [Kristen] a lot of credit.” Martino said the parents said the baby girl’s name will reflect Beyer’s surrogacy. “The little girl’s middle name will be Kristina – after Kristen,” Martino said. “She’s a good girl who’s done a phenomenal thing.”

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A long line of “Gilmore Girls” fans wait Nov. 25 to get into Graham’s 318 Coffeehouse in Geneva. The coffeehouse transformed itself into Luke’s Diner from the popular series, and fans waited to get in to buy drinks named for characters and for a chance to win prizes. Brenda Schory bschory@shawmedia.com

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Get to know Ray Sullivan By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com

Chicago resident Ray Sullivan, 53, was in Geneva when he answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory. Schory: Where did you grow up? Sullivan: Chicago Schory: First job? Sullivan: Delivering newspapers Schory: Book or movie you would recommend? Sullivan: The books by Vince Flynn and Brad Thor Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Sullivan: A police officer. I am a Chicago police officer. Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor? Sullivan: Pistachio Schory: Favorite local restaurant? Sullivan: El Molcajete in Geneva Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself? Sullivan: While I was working a side job at U.S. Cellular Field, Julia Roberts was there for “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” I got to take her around for about five minutes on a golf cart to where she had to be … and she was very friendly.

‘Gilmore Girls’ fans mob Geneva cafe as Netflix debuts revival By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The line from Graham’s 318 Coffeehouse in Geneva stretched down the sidewalk, past other stores, and left the uninitiated wondering what was happening. Graham’s transformed itself into Luke’s Diner from the popular television series “Gilmore Girls” on Nov. 25 to coincide with the Netflix premiere of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” the same day. And fans of the show, which ran from 2000 to 2007, turned out in force, calmly waiting in the November chill to have a chance at a drink named for a “Gilmore Girls” character and hoping to win a prize. Christina Hunger, 23, of Aurora calmly stood about 200th in line to get inside Graham’s 318. “I’m a huge ‘Gilmore Girls’ fan,” Hunger said. “I loved the show since I was [in] middle school. I watched all of the episodes multiple times. It’s a big day for me. If [there’s] one thing I’d get in line for, it’s the ‘Gilmore Girls.’” Paula Loague, 62, her sister, Julie Lange, 54, and her daughter, Jordan

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News to your phone Sign up for breaking news text and email alerts at KCChronicle.com/subscribe. Lange, 21, all hoped to get in to see Luke’s Diner. “I’ve watched the show on and off over the years, and I thought it would be a fun thing to do on Black Friday – instead of [going] shopping,” Loague said. “I’m here because I’m a big fan – and I’ll get a cup of coffee, hopefully,” Julie Lange added. For Jordan Lange, it was a good way to start with new episodes on Netflix. “Have to start out at Luke’s Diner before we start watching the show, right?” Jordan Lange said. Fans Amanda LaDew, 22, and her mother, Mary LaDew, both of Oswego, also were waiting to get in. “I love ‘Gilmore Girls.’ I watched all the episodes and I’m excited for the

new ones,” Amanda LaDew said. “I hope they have some prizes left.” Randy Lock, 51, of South Elgin was one of only two men in a veritable sea of women waiting to get into Graham’s 318. A fan? “I’m here for my girls,” Lock said, gesturing to his wife, Melissa – a longtime fan of the show – and daughters, Allie, 13, and CJ, 7. “I’ve been watching for the last few days,” Randy Lock said. “My 13-yearold has been binge-watching it the last few days. I have been subject to that. I do enjoy the show – it’s fun.” And is CJ a fan, too? “I’m too young to stay home,” CJ said. But not everyone who started out in line stayed in line. Loague said later that after someone in line went up to see how long it would take – and reported back that those just getting served by the barista had been standing in line for two hours. “Well, we stood there for a few more minutes and the line didn’t move at all,” Loague said. “And then we left and went to Sweet Natalie’s and had a delicious treat. And then we did some Black Friday shopping. We went to Target and got some things for the grandkids on the way home.”

Geneva approves levy estimate of $4.9M ty taxes next year, based on how much money they think they need and on the equalized assessed value in their taxGENEVA – Aldermen approved a ing district. tentative 2016 property tax levy Nov. 21 Taxing bodies typically approve for $4.9 million, which is $87,600 more their final levy in December for the than last year’s levy of $4.8 million. next year. The total levy is nearly $7 million “This is just the estimate,” city adbecause it includes nearly $2 million in ministrator Stephanie Dawkins said. debt that is not subject to the tax cap, “The actual levy will come before the officials said. council Dec. 12.” The levy is what taxing bodies reFinance manager Rita Kruse said the quest that the county collect in proper- council will take final action Dec. 19.

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“As you can see … the actual property tax rate will go down 5.45 percent,” Kruse said. “That does include a decrease in debt service and a slight increase in property taxes that are not capped.” The estimated levy was calculated using the 0.7 percent consumer price index and the estimated value of new construction in its equalized assessed valuation – which is $7.6 million – or

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Alderman Tom Simonian formally Geneva adds announces bid for Geneva mayor curbside leaf By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – On Nov. 28, 5th Ward Alderman Tom Simonian formally announced his intent to run for mayor against incumbent Kevin Burns in April. Simonian filed a statement of candidacy Nov. 4 with the Illinois State Board of Elections, listing 2nd Ward Alderman Richard Marks as the treasurer for “Simonian for Geneva.” The filing also shows he donated $75,000 to his campaign from one of his businesses, Array Enterprises Inc. Tom “I have a four-term incumbent mayor I have Simonian to beat [who has] some tremendous name recognition,” Simonian said. “And it’s going to take a few shekels to get it done.” In campaign literature already distributed, Simonian also lists Kevin 2nd Ward Alderman Burns Donald Cummings, 3rd Ward Alderman Mary Seno and 4th Ward Alderman Ron Singer as endorsing him. Past aldermen listed endorsing him were William Barclay, Dorothy Flanagan and Ray Pawlak. While Burns has not formally announced, he has said he would seek another term and looked forward to running against Simonian. Simonian said he is going to selffund his campaign and not rely on donations “so I don’t have any obligations to anybody. And any donations I do receive, I’ll probably end up giving them to charity or returning them.” Rather than hold a press conference announcing his candidacy, Simonian provided his announcement exclusively to the Kane County Chronicle. Simonian said he wants to be mayor to change the culture at City Hall – so it runs more like a business that is more responsive to its citizens. “Everything I have experienced in

the last three years as alderman in the way government – especially Geneva – is run irritates me,” Simonian said. “Someone once asked me … ‘What’s it like to be in government?’ If you think it’s bad from the outside, multiply that by 100 because it’s that much more horrifying on the inside.” Simonian, who sometimes clashed with Burns at meetings, said he does not believe Burns’ decisions “are being made for the best interests of the shareholders – who are the taxpayers, citizens, developers and business owners – of Geneva.” “The current mayor has created a culture where the staff is running the show. The problem is, the staff can do no wrong,” Simonian said. “The organizational chart [should be] citizens have first say. Elected officials have second say, and staff is directed to do what the citizens direct them to do,” Simonian said. “It runs just the opposite. The staff tells the citizens what is going to be done. The City Council has no say in any of that.” Among the areas of disagreement that Simonian vowed to change is succession planning for when an employee leaves a position and who steps into it. Simonian said the next person in charge automatically gets that job – which is how City Administrator Stephanie Dawkins became the administrator after Mary McKittrick retired. “It makes sense she is included in the process,” Simonian said. “I’m not questioning Stephanie’s ability or if she was the perfect candidate. … Stephanie Dawkins might be the perfect replacement, but we do not know until we interview other candidates. … Why discount the rest of the universe, not knowing what is out there?” Simonian said in May, Burns promised that the issue of succession would be discussed at a meeting – but it was never placed on an agenda. “Not once in three years has the mayor called me and said, ‘Tom, are there any issues you would like to dis-

abled Veterans Homestead Exemption, which reduced the city’s EAV – or Continued from page 4 equalized assessed value – by $1.5 million, officials said. less than 1 percent of the overall taxThe levy for the city’s debt service able property, documents show. will decrease by 1.41 percent or $28,142, The value of the city’s taxable prop- bringing the total debt obligation funderty increased to $980 million, up from ed by the levy to just less than $2 mil$917 million, a 6.9 percent or $63 mil- lion, officials said. Though the estimated levy shows lion increase, documents show. This is the first year of the Dis- an increase of 2.5 percent, the prop-

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cuss?’” Simonian said. Just getting an issue on the agenda for discussion that Burns does not support is “very rare and a lot of times an arm wrestle,” Simonian said. He said the first thing he would change as mayor is to include the City Council on decisions he would make. “Two, it’s going to be in the best interests of that shareholder in the city of Geneva,” Simonian said. The third thing he would do is hire a third-party customer service survey like he does with his companies, Simonian said. “Anyone who interacts with the city of Geneva is going to get contacted as to how their experience was and that is going to be communicated to each of the departments,” Simonian said. “That is how these people are going to earn their raises – not an automatic double-digit raise every year. And we would share that score in the weekly newsletter so everyone is focused on citizens’ needs and citizens’ requirements.” Simonian also took to task what he called a “horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible track record” on communications to the public, to business and to the aldermen themselves. Case in point, the current issue of the 2 percent Places for Eating Tax going into effect Jan. 1, 2017, where apparently most of those affected did not know about it and were not asked for their feedback, Simonian said. Another recent issue was a proposed Geneva Meadows subdivision of duplexes where only citizens 250 feet away were notified, Simonian said. Residents from the surrounding area packed the City Council meeting with their opposition, and it was voted down. Even aldermen don’t find out what’s going on in their own wards, Simonian said. Third Ward aldermen learned about a proposed Burger King in their ward by a question from a constituent – not because staff told them plans were submitted, Simonian said. “It’s [bad] communication – by design,” Simonian said. erty tax rate will decrease due to the estimated increase in the EAV, officials said. Including the decrease in the debt levy, the total tax rate for the city is calculated to be 0.709437 for 2016, a decrease of 5.45 percent from 2015’s tax rate of 0.750297, officials said. The effect on a house with a market value of $250,000 would be a decrease of $32 in property taxes, documents show.

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GENEVA – The city of Geneva has extended its curbside leaf collection to include a fourth pickup throughout the community, officials announced in a news release. The curbside collection zones and start dates are: • The week of Nov. 30 for the zone on the west side of the Fox River, north of Route 38 or north of Kaneville Road and north of Keslinger Road • The week of Dec. 5 for the west side of the Fox River, south of Route 38 or south of Kaneville Road and south of Keslinger Road • The week of Dec. 8 for the east side of the Fox River Residents are required to rake their leaves parallel to the parkway and about 12 inches behind the curb or edge of the pavement by 7 a.m. on the Monday of their scheduled week, according to the release. Raking leaves into the street, curb or gutter can clog storm sewers, which can later result in street flooding, the release stated. Leaves placed on the parkway after the crews have passed will not be collected. Residents also should make sure their leaf piles are clear of cars and other obstructions that would prevent the contractor’s vacuum trucks from accessing the parkways, the release stated. The curbside program already has collected leaves on every street three times during October and November; however, with the late arrival of fall this year and a number of residents inquiring about additional service, the City Council approved paying $77,520 for the extra leaf pickup, the release stated. Refuse stickers are not required, but bags must contain only leaves, as yard waste, mulch or grass clippings mixed with leaves will not be accepted, the release stated. Bags can be placed at the curb on residents’ regular garbage day. For program information, visit www.geneva.il.us.

A house with a market value of $350,000 would have a property tax reduction of $45.62, and a house with a market value of $450,000 would have a property tax reduction of $59.24, officials said. The city’s levy amount could be lowered in March once the county’s calculations are completed – but the amount cannot exceed what was offered in the estimate, officials said.


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The Geneva City Council approved a sales tax rebate as an economic incentive agreement with a development company to foster new business tenants into the shuttered Dominick’s at 2000 S. Randall Road. 31, July 31 and Nov. 30 of each year to Wauconda LLC, the agreement states. Sales tax projections range from $200,000 to $400,000 from the property, with an additional 50 to 300 new retail jobs, according to city documents. If the city’s portion of sales tax revenue from the site exceeds $100,000, the city will increase the percentage of the property’s sales tax share to 75 percent,

the agreement states. If the conditions are not met, the agreement allows either the city or the property owner to terminate the contract within 30 days of written notice, the contract states. The $10 million investment includes a new roof, landscaping, signs, interior work, new front facade and upgrading the parking lot, documents show.

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to make the development competitive and the space will be occupied when it is attractive for retailers to do so.” Burghart said the agreement offers no reward for the city’s taxpayers but will generate $22 million in rental income for The Crown Group during the life of the agreement, according to the documents the group provided to the city. “Yet we are led to believe, that without $5 million from our tax base ... that The Crown Group will not pursue any investment in this property,” Burghart said. But 2nd Ward Alderman Richard Marks disagreed, saying the agreement is necessary for the center to move forward. “I think it’s the right deal for the city of Geneva,” Marks said. “Being the alderman in that ward, I’ve seen that spot sit empty for too long. They have to buy out the Dominick’s lease. And that’s what we’re doing. … I’m not a big proponent of these kinds of deals, but this one makes economic sense.” Fourth Ward Alderman Jim Radecki said he also supported the deal. “I believe this is the 16th agreement,” Radecki said. “It’s not like the first time we’re doing it. It is an incentive-based [agreement]. This is not a gifting of tax money from citizens to the developer. … I think it’s a wise investment.” In order to qualify for the city’s 1 percent sales tax rebate, Wauconda LLC must provide proof of its investment within 24 months as well as have a lease with one or more national, regional or other retailers for all or a portion of the 87,000 square feet of rentable space, according to the contract. The sales tax rebate would go into effect once the first retailer opens a store, which must be occur within three years, it states. The city will make installment payments of its sales tax rebate March

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GENEVA – Aldermen approved a sales tax rebate Nov. 21 for up to $5 million as an economic incentive with a development company to facilitate getting new tenants into the vacant Dominick’s store at 2000 S. Randall Road, Geneva. The agreement between the city of Geneva and Wauconda LLC/The Crown Group Inc., a commercial real estate development team, calls for a 5050 split of sales tax. City Administrator Stephanie Dawkins said that if the company invests $10 million, the city will invest $5 million through the sales tax rebate; if it invests $8 million, the city will invest $4 million through the sales tax rebate. The agreement will remain in effect for 15 years, until Dec. 31, 2034, or until half the project costs are rebated, the contract states. Craig Whitehead of The Crown Group, based in Hoffman Estates, said the agreement will make it possible for his company to get a new loan for upgrades on the property. Whitehead said the challenge for him was trying to get a loan on a shopping center that is 100 percent vacant, coupled with Dominick’s extending its lease for another five years. To get other businesses in the Dominick’s space requires its lease to be bought out, officials said. “That new lease took effect Nov. 1,” Whitehead said. “To terminate that lease, I have to get a new loan because the existing lender won’t agree to that. So this document – this collaboration – between your [city] and us, helps us get that new loan to, effectively, get rid of Dominick’s,” Whitehead said.“I think this is going to work great. ... I think we can breathe new life into it and we have tenants that I think can help accomplish that.” Aldermen voted 7-2 with 2nd Ward Alderman Don Cummings absent. Third Ward Alderman Dean Kilburg and 1st Ward Alderman Tara Burghart voted against it. “I have yet to see a justification that public dollars are a necessary element of this redevelopment proposal,” Burghart said, rejecting the assertion from The Crown Group that, without city assistance, it would allow the former grocery store to remain vacant. “We all agree that having the former Dominick’s space occupied with other retailers is good for Geneva. The question becomes whether the commitment of up to $5 million of taxpayer revenues is a necessary or prudent allocation of city dollars,” Burghart said. “Rejecting this corporate handout will produce [the] following outcome: The Crown Group will spend whatever is necessary


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Committee backs zoning change for cosmetic tattooing ly approved the zoning change after a hearing Nov. 16, officials said. Cosmetic tattooing or permanent makeup is largely used by cancer survivors who have lost their hair to chemotherapy, drug treatments or skin deformities, officials said. Cosmetic tattooing is differentiated from ink tattooing as more a medical procedure than body art, officials said. Hemmerich said she has been doing cosmetic tattooing since 1998, with the majority of customers being women from age 40 to 60 who have lost their eyebrows. “Pigment is different than ink,” Hemmerich said. “It is not body art. I do the entire face. … It is made to fade, depending on the body chemistry and the color we’re

using. Some people could fade in a year, for some people, it could be seven years.” Hemmerich said she has been doing permanent makeup full time for about four years in St. Charles, where she lives. She said she is going to move her business to Geneva where most of her clients live. “I do love this town and I spend a lot of my free time in this town,” Hemmerich said. “I’m looking to expand and educate others, and the space I’ve found to accommodate me is in Geneva.” More information about her business is available by visiting permanentmakeupbykelly.com. Final action will be taken Dec. 5 at the City Council meeting, officials said.

cism that restaurant owners were not consulted before the tax was enacted. Continued from page 3 “Communication could have been better,” Burns said. “That is a con“People are cost-conscious and not structive comment and I accept them everybody thinks that way,” Anastasio in the way they were given.” said. But Burns said that when aldermen Anastasio said the restaurants al- were offered the restaurant tax among ready pay 7.5 percent in sales taxes, 30 other options for raising revenue with 1.5 percent going to the city and in February when budget discussions 6 percent going to the state. The 2 per- began, the only one they rejected was cent Places for Eating Tax would make video gambling. Burns said that when it a 9.5 percent sales tax, he said. he met with 19 representatives of local Burns said he accepted the criti- restaurants about the tax, some sug-

gested video gaming. “Some threw that out as a compromise, saying, ‘Give us something in return – video gambling – and we’ll accept the tax,’” Burns said. “What I hear regularly is this is not about the tax, but, ‘What can we get in return for the tax?’” Burns said some restaurateurs also suggested more festivals and more parking to aid the downtown. “I’m happy to participate in a respectful conversation regarding the decision the council made and the reasons surrounding the decision,” Burns said.

By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Acting as the Committee of the Whole, aldermen unanimously recommended a zoning text amendment Nov. 28 that will allow cosmetic tattooing as a permitted use in the city’s business district. Previously, staff considered cosmetic tattooing to be an accessory to a beauty parlor, officials said. But Kelly Hemmerich, owner of Permanent Makeup by Kelly, which is proposed for 22 Crissey Ave., sought the zoning change to allow it as a primary use, officials said. The Plan Commission unanimous-

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Note to readers The following column originally ran in 2012. to this shrub. But for centuries, even millennia, native people have been using witch hazel as a medicinal plant. The Osage used the bark to treat sores and tumors. The Potawatomi steamed away the pain of sore muscles by placing witch hazel twigs on the hot rocks of sweat lodges. And several tribes boiled the leaves and twigs to create one of the first-ever first-aid solutions, used for healing bruises ... and bumps on the head. Early settlers soon learned of witch hazel’s amazing curative powers and began brewing their own concoctions. In fact, much of the commercial witch Photo provided hazel sold in drug stores today is proIts leaves are long gone, but the flowers of witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, provide a duced in Connecticut, not all that far from where the Pilgrims first landed. cheery display of color amid the gray late-autumn landscape. With the holiday season in full swing, you may be looking for a reashot from wee party poppers. They GOOD son to get out and walk a bit, either in give the shrub a distinct, festive apNATURED preparation of – or as reparation for pearance. Pam – one celebration or another. If you But flowers in December aren’t find yourself in one of St. Charles’ the only trick up this plant’s colorful Otto outstanding natural woodlands, take sleeves. Last year’s blooms became a look around for the sprightly yellow at the tips, had lost most of their leaves this year’s seed pods, which only blossoms of witch hazel, the shrub. It’s – all the better to see one of this plant’s recently burst open and released the most remarkable features: its flowers. shiny black capsules that will become way more fun than witch hazel, the rub. Trust me. Witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, a next year’s new shoots. shrub long cultivated for its medicinal And I do mean burst. When ripe, Pam Otto is the manager of nature properties, also has the amazing trait witch hazel’s seed pods literally exprograms and interpretive services of blooming in December. plode, flinging seeds as far as 10 or 20 for the St. Charles Park District. The flowers themselves are small, feet away from the parent shrub. She can be reached at potto@stmaybe an inch long, but brightly colMaybe it was this astounding ored in shades of yellow. The narrow feature, maybe it was the late-autumn charlesparks.org or 630-513-4346. Feedback on this column can be sent petals and equally skinny sepals curve blooms, maybe something else entireand twist around like teeny streamers ly that attracted the Native Americans to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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I will always remember my first encounter with witch hazel. I was about 6 years old and – for whatever reason – running headlong around my parents’ house. Eyes down, arms outstretched, I was chasing after something my tender young brain had deemed very important when, BAM! I hit a wall. Needless to say, the racing around ended rather abruptly, and I was left to ponder the sensation of my forehead expanding into a nice-sized lump. “Quite an egg,” I remember my mom saying as she wrapped up some ice in a washcloth and set it on the bulging knot. “Better get the witch hazel.” I can still picture the bottle with its yellow, black and red label, and without too much effort can still recall the cooling sensation the liquid left as Mom dabbed it on the “egg.” (I also remember the oohs and aahs I got at school that afternoon when I lifted up my stylish bangs and showed off the purple lump which, despite the witch hazel, had attained impressive size.) Since that day in 1960-something I’ve had many more occasions that were witch hazel-worthy, but none are as clear in my mind as that first experience – unless you count the most recent run-in, which I can picture as though it were yesterday. Actually, it was yesterday. Walking through the native plant garden behind the Pottawatomie Community Center, I felt a tug as a branch grabbed my sleeve. Looking down, I recognized my old friend witch hazel. But this time, rather than being decked out in a yellow, black and red label, it bore the colors of its more natural form, that of witch hazel, a shrub native to eastern North America. Its gray branches, tinged with red

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Chronicle Achievement Program The Chronicle Achievement Program recognizes outstanding local high school students who demonstrate strength in academics, character and leadership. Several CAP students will be chosen to receive a partial scholarship to the college of their choice at Evening of Applause in the spring. Aurora Central Catholic High School: Henry Feldhaus ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: High Honor Roll, Gold Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence, National and Math honor societies ACTIVITIES: Track and cross country (cross country captain), All-Conference Academic Athlete, Student Council president, SPARKS program, Eagle Scout, Key Club, Science and Outdoor Club, student ambassador NOMINATED BY DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE BRIDGET BUCKLEY: Henry has maintained a 4.34 GPA in the most challenging coursework ACC offers. He earned a 34 composite score on his ACT and scored a perfect 36 in the mathematics portion, placing him in the 99th percentile nationally. He was selected as a National Merit Commended Student. He is a talented athlete and leader. He has been chosen as cross country MVP twice. Somehow between his numerous extracurricular activities and his passion for academic progress, Henry finds time to do a significant amount of community service. He has completed over 300 documented hours of service. He is genuinely kind, global-minded and truly cares about bettering his environment for the good of everyone.

Marmion Academy: Tom Glemkowski ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Superior Honor Roll every semester of high school, National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Water Carrier Award twice (peer-elected award for leadership and best model of leadership for his class); homecoming king senior year; Outreach Ministry Team; Kairos (senior retreat) candidate and leader; extraordinary minister; LEAD Program student director; the productions of “Footloose,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Drowsy Chaperon,” and “Into the Woods;” student tutor; Peer Ministry Team; Life Group member; Life Group leader; choir NOMINATED BY DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE GUIDANCE DANIEL THORPE: Mr. Bellafiore said “He has a kind heart and willing spirit, which brings people in; people just naturally gravitate toward him. He is always willing to help, not only when asked, but more importantly when he sees a need. His smile is contagious! What’s not to like about Tom?” Mr. Klatt said “Tom is an incredibly genuine, kind-hearted young man who gives generously of his time and talents.” Mr. Malkowski said “Tom is one-of-a-kind. He is truly committed to all that he does and has freely shared his many gifts with our school.”

St. Charles North High School: Nicole Palmer ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: National Merit Scholarship finalist, AP Scholar, Math Team Sectional champion, National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society president, Science National Honor Society treasurer, school store treasurer, Scholastic Bowl ACTIVITIES: Second place in Individual Taekwondo Nationals 2015, third place at the Chicago Literary Festival 2015, semifinalist for the 2016 Technovation Worldwide Competition, Model UN, HOSA, peer leader, Advocate Sherman Health, Cadence Delnor Hospital, Illinois Food Bank, St. Charles Public Library, Habitat for Humanity, Hesed House NOMINATED BY COUNSELOR LARRY NOTHNAGEL: Nicole is an outstanding student with very high grades in extremely challenging courses. She also has outstanding standardized test scores. She is an extremely involved young lady, both within St. Charles North and outside in the community. She possesses a great work ethic to go along with her pleasant, outgoing personality. Nicole plans to go into a career in medicine and has all of the qualities necessary to make her outstanding in this field. She is an amazing young lady, and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award.

St. Charles East High School: McKenna Shaffer ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: AP Scholar with distinction, National Merit Commended Recognition, volleyball Academic All-American, National English and French honor societies ACTIVITIES: Hope Executive Board, FCA leader, PE leader, Key Club, Model UN NOMINATED BY COUNSELOR KARI BATKA: McKenna is a total package of leadership, service and tremendous character. She has been recognized academically over and over and genuinely involves herself with activities clubs and sports, and then within her organization rises as both a leader and ultimate teammate. McKenna Shaffer is one of the rare blends of all the “right and good” attributes in today’s youth.


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Geneva High School: Matt Sweet ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Member of National Honor Society ACTIVITIES: Four-year varsity soccer starter (captain for 2016), DECA NOMINATED BY BUSINESS EDUCATION/DECA ADVISER, VEI FACILITATOR JAMIE DUNLAP: Matt embodies what it means to be an extraordinary student leader and role model. He has the ability to lead, while creating a welcoming atmosphere for all students and has helped grow the club to be highly competitive throughout the state. Matt was vice president of DECA his junior year and stepped into the position of chapter president this year. Matt also was a DECA International qualifier last year, taking his sports and entertainment marketing research plan to Nashville, Tenn., to compete. In addition to DECA, Matt also has excelled in most of the business classes offered and is now CEO of Geneva’s Virtual Enterprises firm, which he had to apply and go through a rigorous interview process. Matt stepped into the CEO position with extraordinary vision and passion and has begun to lead the firm of 22 employees with his usual upbeat and motivating leadership skills. Matt has offered to help spearhead the funding and creation of an entrepreneurship workspace at the high school. I have no doubt Matt will continue to do great things.

Batavia High School: Nicholas Valente ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS: National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, highest honor roll each semester ACTIVITIES: Basketball Academic All-Conference; varsity basketball team; Interfaith Club; Buddy Break (a program through the First Baptist Church of Geneva, where Nick volunteers once a month working with special needs children); participated in four different mission trips, the most recent being this past summer in Ecuador where he taught children and did various construction projects for a summer camp; plays guitar for church through the high school ministry; also volunteered for Lazarus House NOMINATED BY COUNSELOR COREY BERNARD: Nick is one of the most outstanding students that I have ever come across, both academically and personally. He is incredibly sincere and authentic and shows a great amount of compassion and respect to everyone around him. I am in constant awe of Nick’s ability to take such a demanding course load while staying involved with extracurricular activities and dedicating so much of his time to help and serve others through various volunteer opportunities. I have no doubt in my mind that his dedication, hard work and perseverance will lead him to wonderful successes in college and in his career.

St. Francis High School: Andrea Vaughn ACTIVITIES: Volunteered time to organizations such as Feed My Starving Children and has helped make care packages for the homeless in Chicago. She also participated in a program called Lose the Training Wheels, a program for children with disabilities to assist in learning how to ride a bike. NOMINATED BY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ADAM LINDLEY: Andrea has a warm personality and infectious smile. She works hard in her classes and advocates for herself. Andrea is already on her way to becoming successful in the area of business, which she plans to major in at college. Andrea is a strong student who is well-equipped for college. Not only is she a fast learner– grasping concepts easily – but she also is willing to learn. She is attentive to detail in her writing and has a positive work ethic. Andrea is an organized student that gives it her all. Andrea is a mature young woman who could just as easily get along with her peers, as well as adults. She is kind, compassionate and always puts herself before others. Andrea is well-deserving of this recognition.

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ACTIVITIES: Pep Club, basketball NOMINATED BY DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER LAURA RUDDY: I have known Lauren for more than 10 years, and I have seen her grow into the moral and just leader that stands before me today. She challenges herself by not only being the best version of herself, but she leads others to accomplish that same goal for themselves. Academically, Lauren will come to my resource center to help those students who may be struggling with a specific subject. Lauren is able to explain material in a way that her peers will understand. Lauren also is looked to as the force that leads her basketball team in victory and defeat. Her characteristics of acceptance and tolerance help her demonstrate how a Rosary athlete should behave on and off the court. Lauren shows her natural leadership qualities of loyalty and initiative through her role as an executive board member of the co-ed organization Pep Club. Through this role, Lauren is able to unite two schools and demonstrate pride in oneself and of her peers. Lauren’s leadership skills are based on her faith and how a true woman leader should be modeled after. Lauren Smith is a welcomed leader who leads by example.

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Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo, vote against unbalanced budgets and tax increases. What’s more, the GOP gained four seats in the House – including that of Franks, who was elected McHenry County Board chairman – robbing House Speaker Michael Madigan of a supermajority when the next General Assembly gets seated Jan. 11. While the Democrats lost a handful of Senate seats, Senate President John Cullerton still controls a supermajority. Lawmakers are scheduled to meet only three more times until the end of the year, barring any special sessions. But a provision of the Illinois Constitution makes the first 10 days in January the most likely time that lawmakers will be asked to vote on a compromise, provided one is even reached in the first place. The number of votes needed to pass a budget increases from a simple majority – 60 in the House and 30 in the Senate – to a supermajority from the end of session May 31 to the end of the calendar year, or 67 in the House and 36 in the Senate. But the threshold reverts back to simple majority with the new year, which would make it easier for lawmakers to pass a compromise in a lame-duck session. Re-elected lawmakers know they are “safe,” and the votes of outgoing lawmakers who have nothing to lose – and possibly something to gain in exchange – can be easier courted. If this sounds familiar, it’s because lawmakers exploited this to pass the ballyhooed 67-percent income tax increase. Lawmakers in the final hours

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While all eyes were on the most divisive presidential election in recent memory, Illinois’ already lousy financial footing got worse. A forecast revealed in November during a meeting with legislative leaders concluded that the state’s deficit could grow past $5 billion by the June 30 end of the state’s 2017 fiscal year. The state’s pile of unpaid bills – which the state comptroller now pegs at $10.6 billion – could increase to $13 billion. A subsequent report from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability increases the estimated unfunded liability for the five state-run pension systems, not including benefits, from $111 billion to $130 billion. Almost one dollar out of four in the state’s general fund goes to pay pensions, a percentage that, given no changes, is sure to increase. What’s worse, a six-month stopgap budget that lawmakers cobbled together last June to end a budget impasse that lasted for the entire 2016 fiscal year expires Dec. 31. Without an agreement between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders who control the General Assembly, the state could lapse back into operating without a budget, further raising the state deficit and lowering the state’s bond rating, which already is only a few notches above junk. Both sides met in November at the start of the fall veto session, with more meetings likely after the Thanksgiving holiday. The positions for both sides this time around have changed little since the impasse started in May 2015, said state Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles. She sits on several of the bipartisan working groups appointed to help hammer out a “grand bargain” that both sides can live with. “I think we continue to have a philosophical struggle in the state budget between the governor and Democratic leadership in this state, but I think the governor is committed to building a framework and being sincere about what he’s looking for in this budget,” McConnaughay said. But if that includes higher taxes in exchange for some reforms, state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said both sides can count him out. “I’m hearing talk about a ‘grand bargain,’ a compromise, and that’s just code for a massive tax increase. When people hear the words ‘grand bargain,’ everybody needs to hold on to their wallets,” McSweeney said. After a year of operating without a budget, lawmakers on the June 30 final day of the 2016 fiscal year approved a

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – The Kane County Cougars and Northwestern Medicine recently announced a five-year partnership agreement that will rename the Cougars’ home stadium. Once Fifth-Third Bank Ballpark, the Cougars’ home turf will now officially be known as Northwestern Medicine Field. “We are thrilled to announce this multiyear partnership with Northwestern Medicine,” Cougars vice president and general manager Curtis Haug said in a news release. “Both Northwestern Medicine and the Kane County Cougars organization are committed to providing affordable family-friendly entertainment and improving our community. We look forward to working together on multiple community initia-

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – The Geneva Lions Club will host its fifth annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Geneva High School Cafeteria, 415 McKinley Ave., Geneva, the club announced in a news release. In addition to free photos with Santa, the event features live holiday music and a free crafts section. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and Arcedium coffee, the release stated.

pancakes with a variety of toppings, the release stated. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Children 3 and n WHAT: Geneva Lions younger are free. Club’s fifth annual Pancake Tickets are available from Breakfast with Santa Geneva Lions Club members, n WHEN: 7:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Geneva History Musen WHERE: Geneva High um, State Street Jewelers or School Cafeteria, 415 online at genevalionsclub. McKinley Ave. org. n COST: $6 in advance, $7 The Geneva Lions Club at the door, kids age 3 and works within the communiyounger eat free ties of Geneva and St. Charles n INFO: genevalionsclub.org to raise money primarily for the benefit of people with New this year is a pancake sight or hearing disabilities, creation station, where at- as well as for local community tendees can customize their organizations.

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GENEVA – Sean Coari of Geneva will be a fall 2016 participant in the White House Internship Program, officials said in a news release. The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around

the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities, the release stated. Interns work in one of several departments such as the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Communications,

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POLICE REPORTS Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.

with theft of an item valued at less than $500.

license in the 700 block of East Wilson Street, Batavia. • Giovanni Salinas, 22, of the 500 block of Kenwood Avenue, BATAVIA • Tyree A. Nash, 28, of the 400 West Chicago, was charged Nov. 18 with fleeing a police officer, block of Watson Street, Aurospeeding 105 mph in a 45-mph ra, was charged Nov. 16 with ST. CHARLES driving with a revoked license in zone on Kirk Road, Batavia, driving • Jennifer C. Smith, 38 of 200 the 400 block of South Raddant with no valid registration and no vehicle insurance, and not having block of North Van Buren Street, Road, Batavia. a motorcycle classification. Batavia, was charged Nov. 20 • Someone fled with items • Drill bit attachments were with retail theft. taken from Wal-Mart, 801 N. • Joseph C. Landi, 27, of the 1100 Randall Road, Batavia, according taken from Menards, 300 N. block of Lorlyn Circle, Batavia, was to a Nov. 16 police report, which Randall Road, Batavia, according charged Nov. 18 with DUI. listed a jacket, motor oil and an- to a Nov. 19 police report. • Someone egged a house • Terry J. Ek, 56, of the 6N700 tifreeze totaling less than $50. and vehicle in the 900 block of block of Valley Drive, Roselle, • Aaron D. Feltgen, 35, of the was charged Nov. 16 with viola- 800 block of Elm Avenue, Gene- Hodge Lane, Batavia, according tion of an order of protection. va, was charged with retail theft to a Nov. 19 police report. • Kenneth R. Green, 42, of the Nov. 17 at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall KANE COUNTY 100 block of Tara Lane, West Road, Batavia. Chicago, was charged Nov. 16 • Someone damaged a vehicle SHERIFF’S OFFICE with retail theft. window in the parking lot at Amcor, • Johnathan L. Pretet, 20, of • Paul M. Lyons, 58 of the 300 1350 S. River St., Batavia, according the 6N000 block of Woodland block of North Union Street, to a Nov. 17 police report, estimat- Road, St. Charles, and Ryan D. Aurora, was charged Nov. 16 ing repair at $200 to $250. Turner, 19, of the 36W700 block with retail theft. • Jesus A. Barron, 24, of the of West Ridgewood Lane, St. • Richard C. Hoffman, 43, of 500 block of Beckwith Street, Charles, were charged Nov. 25 the 500 block of Red Sky Drive, Aurora, was charged Nov. 18 with underage drinking. St. Charles, was charged Nov. 16 with driving without a valid • Tyler A. Skott, 19, of the

37W800 block of Heritage Oakes Drive, St. Charles, was charged Nov. 25 with underage drinking of alcohol. • John C. Cruz, 35, of the 600 block of South Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minn., was charged Nov. 26 with DUI of alcohol, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and possession of less than 15 grams of a controlled substance. A sheriff’s office report stated he parked his car at Meijer Gas Station, 865 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, and ran from the officer who asked him to stop. About 0.5 grams of cocaine was found in his wallet, the report stated. • Burglary to a motor vehicle was reported Nov. 27 in the 3N900 block of Wild Rose Road, St. Charles. A sheriff’s office report stated that a MacBook Pro computer was stolen. • Jose Duran, 62, of the 29W500 block of County Ridge Road, Warrenville, was charged Nov. 21 with driving without a valid license on Fabyan Parkway in Geneva. • Residential burglary was report-

ed Nov. 22 in the 3N400 block of Ridge Drive, St. Charles. A sheriff’s office report stated the burglary occurred some time between Sept. 30 and Nov. 22 in a residence for sale. A Frigidaire stove valued at about $800 was stolen. • Marcia L. Williams, 46, of the 14400 block of Pritchard Road, Maple Park, was charged Nov. 22 with driving without a valid license. • Salomon S. Rostro, 65, of the 400 block of Hirch Avenue, Calumet City, was charged Nov. 22 with driving on a suspended/ revoked license, operating an uninsured vehicle and speeding on Route 47 in Maple Park. • Ramiro Chavez-Martinez, 24, of the 1400 block of Marie Street, St. Charles, was charged Nov. 24 with driving on a suspended/revoked license, operating an uninsured vehicle and driving without lights. • Timothy G. Maclean, 45, of the 1100 block of Spring Creek Court, Elgin, was charged Nov. 19 with DUI of alcohol. See POLICE, page 24

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possession charges. • Gerardo Garcia-Lopez, 41, of the 500 Continued from page 22 block of Fifth Street, Aurora, was charged • A hit-and-run was reported Nov. 20 in the Nov. 11 with driving without a valid 42W100 block of Seavey Road, Sugar Grove. driver’s license. • Tara J. Bogert, 42, of the 1200 block of A sheriff’s office report stated there was a Thomas Drive, Woodstock, was charged smashed mailbox and tire tracks in the grass. Nov. 11 with driving on a suspended liThe mailbox was valued at about $30. cense and operating an uninsured vehicle. • Identity theft was reported Nov. 22 in the 6N100 block of Florence Lane, St. Charles. A sheriff’s office report stated an unauthorized CAMPTON HILLS $153 purchase was made at Wal-Mart in • Shannon M. Painter, 33, of the 8N200 Homewood, Ill., with a U.S. Bank debit card. block of Brierwood Drive, Elgin, was • Identity theft was reported Nov. 14 charged Nov. 17 with DUI with a blood alin the 01W800 block of Killarney Lane, cohol content of more than 0.08 percent, Elburn. A sheriff’s office report stated a fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, caller stating to be with First Tech Federal failure to report an accident, illegal transCredit Union had informed a resident that portation of alcohol, driving in the wrong someone attempted to deposit a stolen lane and failure to notify the secretary of $15,000 check in New Lenox, Ill. The state of an address change. A police report resident also received letters from PayPal, stated she was found stopped in the Sprint and Best Buy stating that new 40W200 block of LaFox Road, holding her accounts were attempted in his name. No head. A police officer asked whether she money was found to be missing from the was OK, but she drove away and parked resident’s bank account, the report stated. in the Campton Square shopping center, • James T. Ashley Jr., 41, of the 1400 the report stated. The officer saw that her block of Ashley Road, Minooka, was airbag had been deployed, and her vehicle charged Nov. 14 with driving on a sushad heavy front-end damage, as well as pended/revoked license, leaving the scene glass hanging out of the tailpipe, the reof an accident, failure to reduce speed to port stated. She later told the officer that avoid an accident, failure to wear a seat she drove off the roadway on southbound belt, improper use of an electronic device Route 47 near McDonald Road about 9 and operating an uninsured vehicle. A p.m. Nov. 16, the report stated. sheriff’s office report stated that a single, rollover, hit-and-run crash occurred at the SUGAR GROVE intersection of Deerpath Road and Heaton • Burglary to a motor vehicle was Drive in Batavia Township. The vehicle, reported Nov. 15 in the 200 block of East which was abandoned at the scene, hit a Park Avenue, Sugar Grove. A police report ComEd utility pole which broke in half and stated someone entered two unlocked left utility lines on the ground, the report vehicles. Ray-Ban sunglasses and a case stated. Ashley was located at Bulldog Ale valued at about $200 total were stolen. House in Aurora with a gash on top of his • A homemade “Macgyver”/Drano head, and admitted to texting when the bomb was found Nov. 12 in a water bottle crash occurred, the report stated. near the bike path in the 0-100 block of • Fraud was reported Nov. 16 in the 7N400 South Main Street, Sugar Grove. A police block of Wagontire Road, St. Charles. A report stated the Kane County Bomb sheriff’s office report stated that a resident’s Squad was dispatched, and the bomb Chase and MasterCard information had been was defused. Nothing else was found in taken by someone they knew. About $1,500 the area, the report stated. in charges were made at Grub Hub, Uber, • Theft of less than $500 was reported Walgreens and Amazon.com. Nov. 9 in the 800 block of North Sugar Grove Parkway, Sugar Grove. A police report stated an iPhone 6 and wallet valued at about $230 total were stolen from a ELBURN gym. The wallet was later recovered in a • Pedro Correa, 46, of the 800 block wooded area, the report stated. of South Oak Street, West Chicago, • Matthew Marello, 27, of the 500 block was charged Nov. 13 with operating an uninsured vehicle, illegal transportation of of Mallard Lane, Sugar Grove, was charged alcohol and driving with a revoked license. Nov. 9 with possession of marijuana. • Burglary to a motor vehicle was report• Lukas C. Green, 29, of the 200 block of East Shannon Street, Elburn, was arrested ed Oct. 28 in the 0-100 block of Meadows Drive, Sugar Grove. A police report Nov. 12 on an in-state warrant for DUI. stated loose change, a 9mm Glock pistol, • Jorge A. Ortiz, 21, of the 600 block of South Fourth Street, Aurora, was ar- 17-round magazine and a key ring were rested Nov. 11 on a Kane County warrant stolen. The pistol was holding eight rounds of ammunition, the report stated. for failure to appear in court on drug


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Born: August 12, 1943 Died: November 24, 2016

ANN ELIZABETH BECKLEY Born: July 17, 1937 Died: November 24, 2016

Ann Elizabeth Beckley, age 79, of Yorkville, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was born on July 17, 1937 in Rossville, IL the daughter of Stanley and Marjorie (Henderson) Chandler. Ann was united in marriage on July 1, 1956 in Danville, IL to Mr. Frank C. Beckley and they spent many happy years together. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Beckley was an active member of Fox River Lutheran Church in Sheridan, IL. She was avid about sharing her love of the Lord. Ann was a member of the Kendall County Republican Women for over 10 years. She was a longtime former resident of Sugar Grove, IL. Ann was a former member of the Sugar Grove Garden Club and helped start the Sugar Grove Newsletter. Ann was a former Girl Scout leader and a former member of the Kaneland Parent Organization. She was also an avid golfer. One of Ann’s greatest treasures was being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Frank Beckley of Yorkville, IL; her daughters, Brenda (Rick) Voeks of Batavia, IL, Teresa (Dave) Walker of Yorkville, IL, and Diana (Don) Beebe of Aurora, IL; and her grandchildren, Eric and Heather Pierce, Jeannie, Nick, and Michael Voeks, Corey (Rachel) Boone, Jonah Walker, Jason Walker, Jennifer Young, Amanda (Brett) Currens, Chad (Emily) Beebe, and MaKayla and Kaitlyn Beebe. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Marjorie Chandler; and her sister, Barbara Jane Chandler in infancy. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Fox River Lutheran Church, 2785 E. US 52, Sheridan, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Fox River Lutheran Church with Pastor Kevin Garner officiating. Interment will take place at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL. Memorials in Ann’s name may be directed to the Franklin Graham Samaritan’s Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 630-553-7611.

RAYMOND JOSEPH ROSINSKI Born: May 4, 1933 Died: November 24, 2016

Raymond Joseph Rosinski, passed away peacefully Thanksgiving Day, November 24 surrounded by his family. He was born May 4, 1933 in Mt. Carmel, PA the son of John and Rose (Tomalonis) Rosinski.  Ray has 3 deceased brothers John, Lawrence and Richard. He graduated from Mt Carmel High School in 1950; was stationed in Alaska and served in the Army for 2 years.  May 28, 1955 he married the love of his life, Mary Tamanini.  Before they started a family Ray went to Bloomsburg College PA where he graduated with an accounting degree in three years while working part time.  His family became the most important thing in is life.  Ray has three children, Lawrence (Danielle) of Matawan NJ, Mary Ann (Scott) of Batavia IL, Mark (Pam) of Naperville IL; and 6 grandkids who were his world, L. Jakob of NJ, Wm. Brent of Chicago, Maxwell of Minneapolis, Mary Kate of Batavia and Clay and Libby of Naperville.  He had many nieces and nephews whom he loved so much, dear friends and friends at Greenfields and the wonderful staff who cared for him and became his friends. His career brought him to many places he called home; from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to North Carolina back to New Jersey and for the past 42 years to Geneva IL. His career encompassed working for Merck, Celanese, Marsh and McLennan and Safety Kleen. Ray was not one to sit idle in his retirement and enjoyed working for the Geneva Dental Lab and Carson’s Department store for over 10 years after retiring.  Ray volunteered in many roles, Bingo in St Clements NJ, Hesed House in Aurora, lectured at St Peter Church, Finance co-chair for St Peter’s Barn sale for many years and the DeJaVu Thrift Shop. Ray will always be remembered for playing Santa for his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighborhood children.  He and his sister-in-law, Anne Tamanini, have sent the “same” birthday card back and forth to each other for 45 years.  He was a huge sports fan, attending Geneva football games with his Andover Lane Friends for over 30 years, watching and supporting his grandchildren’s football, soccer, baseball, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and lacrosse events, and he loved following all the Detroit sports teams. He was a man who put others first and each of MARK A. CROY his greatest strengths stemmed from that. He Mark A. Croy, 56, of Geneva, passed away helped and cared for people; he gave without November 26, 2016. the thought of reward; and he always was foArrangements by Malone Funeral Home, cused on doing more for his family. Ray Rosinski Geneva, 630-232-8233. was always teaching, making sure whomever he was speaking with was better and more EDITH MURIEL MORRISON prepared for life’s next challenge. Ray’s motto Edith Muriel Morrison, age 87, of Lake in the was “short term sacrifice, long term gain.” Hills, passed away on November 21, 2016. Funeral prayers will be held on Saturday, Arrangements by Malone Funeral Home, December 3, 2016 at 9:30 am at Malone Funeral Geneva, 630-232-8233. Home, 324 E. State Street, Geneva proceeding to

How to submit Send obituary information to obits@KCChronicle.com or call 815-526-4438. Notices are accepted until noon Tuesday for Thursday’s edition. Obituaries also appear online at KCChronicle.com/obituaries where you may sign the guest book, send flowers or make a memorial donation. St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva for celebration of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am with Father Jonathan Bakkelund, celebrant. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 2 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter Catholic Church Food Pantry, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL 60134 or Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60631 would be appreciated. For information 630-232-8233 or www. malonefh.com.

TIMOTHY OSHINSKI Born: June 27th, 1952 Died: November 17, 2016

Timothy Oshinski, age 64, of Murphysboro, Illinois, passed away on November 17th, 2016. He was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on June 27th, 1952, the son of Edwin Paul and Yvonne Carlene (Hampsmire) Oshinski. Timothy is survived by brothers, Mark Oshinski of Carbondale, Illinois, Edwin Paul Oshinski II of Austin, Texas; mother, Yvonne Oshinski of Austin, Texas; niece, Kathleen Eve Oshinski of Chicago, Illinois. Preceded in death by his father, Edwin Paul Oshinki Jr. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois 204 Halfway Road, Marion, Illinois 62959 Arrangements entrusted to Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Carbondale. Per his wishes no services will be held. See OBITUARIES, page 31 American Heart Association Memorials

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G. Michael Crooch, age 73, of Geneva, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 24, 2016. He was born August 12, 1943, in Sapulpa, OK, the son of John H. and Katherine (Rinebold) Crooch. Michael received a BS in accounting from Oklahoma State University (OSU) and PhD in Business Administration, concentrating in accounting, in 1970 from Michigan State University. He was an associate professor of accounting at OSU from 1970 - 1978 at which time he was awarded full professorship at OSU. Michael joined Arthur Andersen in 1979, being admitted as partner in 1981. As partner in the Professional Standards Group, Michael served as Director of International Standards Group and Lead Technical Partner for Business Combinations. He retired from Arthur Andersen in 2000 and was subsequently appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, retiring from FASB in 2008. Throughout his career, Michael received numerous academic and professional awards - Earhart Foundation, Haskins and Sells and American Accounting Association Fellows; OSU Spears Business School 100 for 100 years and Hall of Fame among others. Aside from his professional career, Michael was active in his community serving on the Geneva Public School Board. He was proud of his professional accomplishments, but found his greatest pride and joy in spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janet (Crosby); sons, Joshua (Emily) of Los Angeles and Ben of Oklahoma; grandson John Henry; brother, John H. (Jamie) Crooch, Jr of OK; and many other dear relatives and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Bob. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State Street (Rt 38), Geneva. Graveside service will be Sunday, December 4, 12:30 pm (EST) at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, Michigan. Visitation will precede the service on Saturday, December 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimers Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago,IL 60631 OR Elderday Center, 328 West Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510 OR Geneva Community Chest, PO Box 441, Geneva, IL 60134 would be appreciated. For information 630-232-823 or visit malonefh.com.

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Ryan Wells General Manager

Kathy Balcazar Weekly Group Editor

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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 630-4441641 and mailed to Letters, Kane County Chronicle, 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 1, St. Charles, IL 60174.

Fishing around for something to do For a teacher, the worst-case scenario occurs when faced with a classroom of students for whom you have nothing prepared. Or, rather, you HAD something prepared, but it fizzled. This scenario plays out even when, or perhaps especially when, relying on technology; even the shiniest stateof-the-art stuff will occasionally play HAL, leaving you destitute outside your lesson plan’s Pod bay door. My most horrific moment occurred not in a class, but in a meeting of Marmion Academy’s bass fishing group when we review recent catches, preview future practices and learn the difference between, say, a Carolina and Texas rig. On this particular Monday, before leaving for a conference, Joe Large, the head coach, asked me, an assistant coach, to lead the meeting. “Here’s an old but really good VHS tape you can show,” he offered. “Can we make sure it works?” Around technology, I’m a “trust, but verify” guy.

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RIVER TOWN CHRONICLES Rick Holinger Upstairs, after inserting the tape, we watched the whiteboard stay white. After checking multiple cords and connections, Joe admitted defeat. “Well, you can always show a fishing video on your laptop.” He set out, and I grabbed my laptop. After finding a monster bass YouTube video, I waited for the whiteboard to mirror my screen. However, instead of watching a largemouth lunge for a rubber frog, all I saw was a parody of Kazimir Malevich’s painting “White on White.” Hmm. Now what? In two hours, I’d have 30 minutes to kill without moving pictures. Talking team practices would kill two minutes. Fish Fry fundraiser prep might fill three more. A lecture on different lures, lines and reels, was a fantasy, as the students

knew way more about fishing minutiae than I; it would be like lecturing Brobdingnagians on giants. What could I … was there anything about fishing that … wait …yes! It might work. It had to work! After taking attendance and covering practicalities, I stood before my audience ranging from freshmen to seniors. They waited, expectantly, hopefully. Seeing no open laptop and no lighted projector, they had doubts. They weren’t alone. “OK, guys, today we’re going to do something different.” Eyes lifted from iPads, homework and near-naps. “Huh?” their expressions questioned. “We’re … ,” I fumbled for words and confidence, “going to tell fish stories!” Twenty unbelieving faces stared up at me. “Uh-oh,” I thought, seeing the next 25 minutes stretch longer than an empty two-lane across an endless desert. A hand shot up. James Durant. He

smiled, then shouted, “I’ve got one!” as if he’d hooked a 5-pounder. Sprinting to the podium, he began, “There was this time ... .” More than a dozen stories got told that day. We shared catches and gotaways. We laughed, we clapped, we “awww-ed.” Stories. We all have them. Sometimes it takes a little push – OK, a big push – to leave behind other voices to make known our own. For a few minutes, those young men felt the power of the bard, realized the joy of relating narratives thrilling and poignant as “The Odyssey” or “Beowulf.” Epic.

Rick Holinger teaches high school English and facilitates a local writing workshop. His poetry, fiction, essays, criticism and book reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals. He and his wife have two children and have lived in the Fox Valley for over 35 years. Contact him at editorial@ kcchronicle.com.

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Born: April 9, 1933; in Michigan City, IN Died: November 26, 2016; in Lantana, TX Merl Lee Searcy, 83, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2016 at his home in Lantana, Texas.   Merl was born on April 9, 1933 in Michigan City, Indiana, the son of Horace Elver and Helen Westphal Searcy. Merl graduated from Northwestern University in 1955 with a degree in business. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, and was a starting offensive tackle for the Wildcat Football Team. He then played football for the USAF at Boling Air Force Base, finishing his football career playing professionally for the Saskatchon Roughriders. He later became a sales rep for B.F. Goodrich and Chicago Industrial Rubber Company.  Merl enjoyed his time as a youth football coach for many years and was involved with the Geneva All Sports Boosters.  He is preceded in death by his brother Ron; his sister, Juanita; and his parents. Merl is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ellen; sons, Brian and wife, Heather of Lantana, TX, Mark and wife, Linda of Geneva Illinois, and Todd of Tucson Arizona; Merl is also survived by ten grandchildren, Alissa, Brooke, Madison, Cameron, Jordyn, Devin, Kirsten, Tanner, Kaitlyn and Jillian Mustico. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or the American Cancer Society.On line condolences may be made at www.mulkeymasondenton.com

family. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or just any plain day of the year, being with family and hearing little tales of everyone’s lives are just good bonding moments. I don’t know about you all, but I am greatly thankful for the loving, supportive family that I have. I don’t have a massive family with 20 cousins or five aunts and four uncles, but that’s OK. This past Thanksgiving, I was truly able to just admire all the amazing people that I get to call family.

to marry your best friend and be with that person you love for 55 years and counting. At one point during dinner, my grandparents gave my family and me the entire story of how they met. I must say, my grandparents have an interesting little love story. Particularly on how they met.  The two of them met on a train. My grandma and her friends were traveling up to Wisconsin to go on a ski trip, and my grandpa was traveling back to his parents’ house to see his family. My grandpa lived in Ashland, Wis., when he grew up. When he was 19 years old, he moved to an apartment in Chicago by

himself. He paid $7 a week to stay there, and there was only one bathroom that was shared between five other apartments. Sounds like fun, right? There wasn’t enough work in his hometown, so he came to Chicago to work for the company Zenith.   As the two sat on the train, they ended up talking the whole train ride to Wisconsin. Before the ride ended, my grandpa asked my grandma for her phone number. Once they got off the train, they parted ways. After my grandma’s skiing trip, she hopped on the train to head back home to Chicago. Coincidentally, my grandpa also was taking a train back to his new home in Chicago. Perhaps it was fate. They were on the same train car that day, yet they never knew they were until they met up again. It’s stories like this one that always make me excited to get together with

Denise Cartina is a student at Waubonsee Community College and graduate of Batavia High School. In addition to writing, she enjoys watching sappy romantic comedies, eating peanut butter and keeping elegance alive. Her column runs every other Thursday. Contact her at editorial@kcchronicle. com.

ROSEMARY SPORLEDER

LORRAINE M. STAHL

JOSEPH J. SZYMANSKI

BEFORE THE DIPLOMA Denise Cartina

Born: November 3, 1930 Died: November 24, 2016

Rosemary Sporleder, 86, of Geneva passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Delnor Hospital. Rosemary was born November 3, 1930 in Chicago to Fred and Marion Sterbenz. She graduated from Carl Shurz High School in Chicago. She was a loving wife and mother of three children, and a retired employee of the St Charles Township Office. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Harold. She is survived by her three children, Valerie (Robert), Laurie (Randy) and Dean (Patie); Her three beloved grandchildren, Anna (Kyle), Molly, and Tom; A great granddaughter, Scarlett; a twin sister, Agnes Bell; two nephews, Tim (Peggy), Jim; and a niece, Mary. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30, Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2016 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Rd Geneva IL. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information please call the Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva 630-232-7337or to leave an online condolence please visit www. yursfuneralhomes.com

Born: August 4, 1950 Died: November 20, 2016

Joseph J. Szymanski, age 71, passed away Wednesday, Lorraine M. Stahl, age 66, of Geneva, died November 23, 2016 after a long Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Michaelsen and valiant fight against cancer. Health Center Batavia. Joe soared from this life She was born August 4, 1950 in Chicago, Il.  surrounded by his beloved The daughter of the late Joseph and Lorraine wife and best friend, Vallie, Zacek. Lorraine had been a Interior Designer prior their two black rescue cats, to retiring several years ago. She was an active Ronnie and Whitney3 and community member, receiving the Roscoe Ebey their beautiful Afghan Hound, Citizen of the Year Award in 2013. Whether it Sharrahs Ch Khalin. A Vietnam was leading the Neighborhood Watch or orgaera veteran who proudly nizing the annual luminaries, Lorraine left her served his country in the United States Air Force footprint within the community.  She was also as a Russian Linguist. He and Vallie traveled the a huge Chicago Bears fan and could be found at world over, meeting new friends and enjoying the game or in front of the TV every Sunday. cuisines EVERYWHERE. A disciplined man, he She is survived by her two children, Steven loved chess, bridge, literature, all forms of music, (Amy) of Geneva and Michael (Amy) of Chanthe cinema, theatrical productions, Formula 1 dler, AZ. Four grandchildren,  Nicolaus ,Ethan, Racing and Skyrim. In later years, he supported Joshua and Alex. Also a brother, Joseph (Sandy). Vallie’s co-founding of the One Health organiShe was preceded in death by her husband, zation Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness. Eugene. He knew the value of the work the organization Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to was doing and the joy it brought to her. He will 9:00 at Yurs Funeral Home (Rte 64) St. always remain the wind beneath her wings. Charles.  Funeral Services will be held 10:00 Funeral mass will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will December 2nd at Resurrection Catholic Church, be at North Cemetery St. Charles. 30W350 East Army Trail Road, Wayne. A musical Contributions may be made to the Amerreception in honor of Joe will be performed at ican Liver Foundation 39 Broadway Suite Dunham Woods Riding Club, Dunham Road and 2700 New York, NY. 10006. Army Trail Road, Wayne immediately following the To leave an online condolence for the funeral mass. Private interment will take place at family, visit the funeral homes obituary page Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions in his memory at www.ovarianFor more Information please call Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles 630-584-0060 cancersymptomawareness.org.

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Every year for Thanksgiving my family goes to my grandparents’ house. It’s a small get-together with just my family of five, my grandparents and my uncle. Sitting at the dinner table for Thanksgiving, our conversations included politics, the weather, work, and we all just talked about what was going on in our daily lives. During dinner, I sat next to my grandma, and out of curiosity I asked her how long she had been making Thanksgiving dinner for family. She said that it’s been about 45 years. Just imagine that – that’s 45 years of turkeys. After figuring out that my grandma has made Thanksgiving dinner for that long, I asked her how long she had been married to my grandpa. It was my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary earlier this month. It always amazes me to just imagine what it must be like

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KOVELS: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

BY TERRY KOVEL KOVELS.COM

Colorful butterflies are admired and even the inspiration for expensive, valuable jewelry. But, many people are annoyed or even afraid of “bugs,” and few would want a caterpillar pin or bracelet. In earlier centuries, all sorts of insects and small creatures found in nature were popular. Ladybugs bring luck. Frogs are most appropriate as gifts for travelers. They bring good luck and a safe return. Snakes, perhaps because they shed their skins each year, represent fertility and health. The snake still is used as a symbol for medical groups. A snake biting its tail represents eternity. Queen Victoria was given a snake ring in 1839 as an engagement ring. There are many antique or vintage gold and jeweled snake bracelets, rings or necklaces. But the butterfly is perhaps the most popular because of the beauty of the design. And, the butterfly represents change and a free spirit. A 4 1/2inch Russian butterfly pin, made in the early 1900s, sold at the New Orleans Auction Gallery in 2016 for $5,000. It is made with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and old mine-cut diamonds set in 14-carat gold. *** Q: I’m looking for information on the mark on the bottom of my teacup. I have been told that it was used by Porzellanfabriken Schneider & Co. between 1926 and 1937, but I haven’t been able to find any marks like it or to verify the information. The Royal Devon name is marked on top of the glazing, and everything else is under it, including the number “406” stamped into the porcelain. A: This mark was used by J. Schneider & Co., which was in business in Altrohlau, Bohemia (now Stara Rola, Czech Republic) from 1904 to 1945. Your mark includes the word “Czechoslovakia.” Altrohlau didn’t become part of Czechoslovakia until after World War I, so your tea cup was made between

1918 and 1938, when Hitler annexed part of Czechoslovakia and occupied the rest of it. Royal Devon may be the name of the pattern. *** Q: My parents bought a portable electric lamp in Canada in the 1940s. The base has a big plaster elephant and a glass ball-shaped globe that holds the bulb. The bottom is stamped “Nerlich & Co. of Toronto.” What can you tell me about the maker? A: Nerlich & Co. was founded by Henry Nerlich (1828-1901), who emigrated from Germany in 1848 and worked as a watchmaker. In 1858, he started his own company, selling watchmakers’ materials and jewelry. He soon expanded his business and imported “fancy goods” from Germany. In 1869, tobacco and “druggists’ sundries” were added to the line, and the company no longer sold jewelry and watchmakers’ materials. After he died, his sons ran the business and by 1908 imported goods from Europe, Japan, and the U.S. The name of the company changed over the years and was Nerlich & Co. by 1875. It was still working in the late 1950s. Figural lamps with globes were popular in the 1920s. *** Q: I have two “Rain Check” tickets for the 1948 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Braves. Cleveland won the series, and are eagerly waiting to win another. Are they worth anything? A: The Cleveland Indians also won the World Series in 1920, when they beat the Brooklyn Dodgers. Their 1948 opponent, the Boston Braves, hadn’t been in a World Series since 1914. Full, unused tickets are worth more than ticket stubs or rain checks. Condition is important. A full ticket for the 1948 World Series in “near mint” condition could be worth more than $600, while a stub in near mint condition could be worth about $250-$400. Those in “very good” condition are worth much less, about $200 for a full ticket and $100 or less for a ticket stub. Rarity also determines price, and prices for some game

Butterflies bring change and transformation, according to past traditions. Or they may represent a free spirit. The beauty of this butterfly pin made of precious jewels and gold brought an auction bid of $5,000. It was made in Russia a hundred years ago.

day tickets are worth more than those for other days in the same series. PSA, the Professional Sports Authenticator (www.psacard.com) authenticates and grades baseball tickets, cards and other sports memorabilia. Rain Checks, ticket stubs like yours, have sold at recent auctions for $33-$86. *** Q: I’d like information about the N.S. Gustin Co. When I bought my cookie jar many years ago, the seller wrote down the name as “gusstan.” I have a lot of collectibles I’m sorting out for my children and would like to include the company history with the cookie jar. Can you help? A: The company was founded by Nelson S. Gustin in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1941. Very little is known about the company, but it seems to have been a distributor. Gustin bought molds from Los Angeles Potteries and other companies and also had the pottery made by another company. Gustin was in business until at least the early 1960s. *** Tip: 18th- and 19th-century Irish silver is more valuable than English, because it is rarer. *** Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By send-

ing a letter with a question and a picture, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Name of this newspaper), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. *** CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. Parfait cup, Vaseline glass, yellow to clear, etched vines and flowers, trumpet shape, round foot, 1920s, 5 inches, pair, $25. Peanut butter jar, Morris Supreme Peanut Butter, glass, yellow and black label, red metal cap, ribbed, Hazel Atlas, c. 1935, $80. Engraving, copper, Seminole Indian warriors, tattoo covered bodies, holding bow and arrows, headdress, c. 1828, 6 x 9 inches, $145. Game, Ouija board, wood and veneer, canted corners, black letters and symbols, printed instructions, William Fuld, 1915, 12 x 18 inches, $300. Cigarette case, carved wood, Air force wings and spinning propeller, olive wood, red streaks, eight slots, World War II, 1940s, $330. Textile, saddle blanket, wool, scalloped mandala center, brown and cream, fringe, southwestern, 1920s, 75 x 59 inches, $425. Compass, pocket, sterlingsilver case and top loop, magnifying glass, F. Barker & Son, 1880s, 1 1/2 inch diameter, $710. Pewter platter, oval, embossed, running boar, relief border, pinecones and flowers, marked, Kayser Zinn, Germany, c. 1905, 13 x 20 inches,

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$900. Buffet, cherry, bowfront, seven drawers, brass bale handles, tapered square legs, c. 1930, 38 x 60 inches, $1,400. Advertising sign, “Campbell’s Tomato Soup, 10 cents,” porcelain, figural, bracket, red and white, 1920s, 13 x 24 inches, $1,650. *** “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2017,” 49th edition, is your most accurate source for current prices. It’s available now and includes a special bonus section that tells you how to declutter the Collector’s way and make money! If you order directly from the Kovels, you’ll receive our FREE Companion eBook with ALL of the book’s 25,000 prices - ready for downloading to your eReader. “Kovels” is the best book to own if you buy, sell or collect. The paperback has more than 2,500 color photographs and more than 700 categories of antiques and collectibles. You’ll also find hundreds of factory histories. Available for $29.99 plus $4.95 postage. Purchase directly from the Kovels if you want the free eBook Companion and be sure to include your email address. Visit KovelsOnlineStore. com, call 800-303-1996, or write to Price Book, P.O. Box 22900, Beachwood, OH 44122. *** (c) 2016 by Cowles Syndicate Inc.

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St. Charles North’s Eric Larson goes up for a shot Nov. 23 during a game against Metea Valley. Larson is one of several juniors who could make an impact this season.

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Batavia guard Mackenzie Foster drives to the basket in a game last season. Foster is the lone returning starter for Batavia this season. Shaw Media file photo

St. Charles East’s Zach Robinson takes a 3-pointer on Nov. 23 during a game at East’s Ron Jonson Boys Thanksgiving Tournament. After getting hot in the postseason last season, Robinson and the Saints won the tournament as part of a 4-0 start. Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com

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Geneva’s Margaret Whitley takes a 3-point shot during a playoff game last season. Whitley at guard and Grace Loberg in the paint will be a dynamic duo for the Vikings this season.


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Boys basketball teams ready for season-long road toward state

Outlook: The Cadets counted on point guard Jon Young for so much last season. Filling The ultimate destination his void will be a challenge, for high school boys basketball but with Doroff and Haas reteams is the Peoria Civic Centurning and a combination of ter for the state finals in March, up-and-coming guards the Cabut it is a long road to get there. dets hopefully will be able to Here’s the outlook for Batavia, minimize turnovers and creGeneva, Kaneland, St. Charles ate scoring opportunities. East, St. Charles North and Senior Brandon Currie, juother area teams this season: nior Lucas Wagoner and sophomore Tommy Surges are part of the up-and-coming group of Batavia Bulldogs guards. Ideally, 6-foot-9 center COACH: Jim Nazos Mick Sullivan will get plenty 2015-16 RECORD: 20-10 of touches. “We have speed and will TOP PLAYERS look to play a lot of different NAME YEAR POS. lineups based on matchups,” Colin Cheaney sr. G/F coach Currie said. “We have Devion Davis sr. G been working really hard at imJT Dietz sr. F proving our defense. ... We are Grant Iutzwig sr. G Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com young on experience so we will Jordan Moore sr. F St. Charles East’s Justin Hardy goes up for a shot Nov. 23 during a game against Schaumburg at East’s Ron have to step up really quick.” By CHRIS ROLLIN WALKER editorial@kcchronicle.com

Connor Oroni Eric Peterson Nick Valente

sr. jr. sr.

G G F

Outlook: It won’t be easy replacing Canaan Coffey, the conference MVP who led the Bulldogs to an Upstate Eight River championship. They don’t have a player of his caliber but they’ve got a heaping handful of players who are expected to see floor time this year. “We’re looking to be very competitive in a very competitive conference,” Nazos said. “We’re a very deep team. We’re looking to play 10 to 12 guys early on in the season.” A lot of internal battles for playing time should prove interesting, and shared roles are a distinct possibility. Cheaney returns with the most floor experience. Peterson also looks to be a go-to guy after showing some signs a season ago. Oroni and Davis are expected to lead the way at point guard, while Iutzwig, Riley Cooper and Luke Golson also should see time. At forward, a smorgasbord of players are vying for opportunities, including seniors Dietz, Moore, Valente and Jake Robinson among others.

Geneva Vikings

COACH: Phil Ralston 2015-16 RECORD: 22-7 TOP PLAYERS NAME Noah Davison

YEAR POS. sr. F

Jonson Thanksgiving Tournament. Hardy is East’s top returning scorer from a team that won regional and sectional titles last season.

St. Charles East Saints COACH: Pat Woods 2015-16 RECORD: 18-13 TOP PLAYERS NAME Alec Champine Justin Hardy Clayton Isbell Wade Kyle Zach Mitchell Zach Robinson Jack Zylke

ABOVE: Geneva’s Cole Navigato (right) tries to get past a St. Charles East defender during a game last season. Navigato is back in the mix for the Vikings, who will look to have a balanced offensive attack this season. RIGHT: Batavia’s Eric Peterson goes up for a shot during a game last season. Peterson is in line to have a larger role for the Bulldogs this season. Sandy Bressner file photos - sbressner@shawmedia.com

Matt Johnston Cole Navigato Devin Navigato Dominic Navigato

sr. sr. sr. sr.

F G/F G F

Outlook: The loss of Bennett

Fuzak and Sean Chambers will sting, but most of the players who surrounded them are back this winter. “I think that we should have a pretty competitive team this season,” Ralston said. “We have three returning starters. We have a nice mix of older, experienced players with good

young talent.” While former standout Nate Navigato is playing at Toledo, his triplet brothers will have a lot to do with how Geneva plays this year as Cole (5.6 points per game last year), Devin and Dominic (7.6 points per game, 4.4 rebounds, 48 percent 3-point shooting) are all back. Johnston (6.1 points, 3.4 assists), Davison and fellow seniors Jacob Carli and Michael Karas also return. Size comes in the form of 6-foot-5 freshman Nate Santos, 6-foot-5

junior Will Courter and 6-foot3 sophomore Mitch Mascari, among others.

Marmion Cadets

COACH: Joe Currie 2015-16 RECORD: 13-16 TOP PLAYERS NAME Ethan Bowman Sam Doroff Riley Friel Jett Haas Mick Sullivan

YEAR POS. sr. G sr. G sr. F sr. G/F jr. C

YEAR POS. jr. G jr. F jr. F sr. F sr. G jr. G sr. F

Outlook: On paper, an 18-13 record doesn’t look like much, but several of those wins came as the Saints won regional and sectional titles. Unfortunately, the Saints graduated six players, including three of their top four scorers, but don’t be surprised if they pick up where they left off with a handful of returning players that have improved their games, as well as some newcomers. Hardy (12 points per game last season) and Mitchell (42 percent 3-point shooting) provide a strong nucleus. Kyle, Zylke and senior Kevin Cook, juniors Champine, Isbell and Robinson, and sophomore Nathan Ortiz provide a lot of depth. “Because we had so many injuries throughout last season we’ve got a lot of guys back that stepped up and played minutes due to the injuries,” Woods said. See TIPOFF, page 40


players from last season’s roster,” he said. “This team is looking to build on their experience from last year. We intend to play an up-tempo game to capitalize on our strengths.” With so much experience returning, as well as the addition of 5-foot-11 freshman center Zoe Ketterman, there’s optimism that the Royals will be successful. With Hernandez leading the way and a bunch of scrappy, quick and athletic players around her it only makes sense that Rosary will push the ball.

By CHRIS ROLLIN WALKER editorial@kccchronicle.com The girls basketball season is underway, and teams from across the state are playing for a spot in the state finals at Redbird Arena in March. Here is the outlook for Batavia, Geneva, Kaneland, St. Charles East, St. Charles North and other area teams.

Batavia Bulldogs

COACH: Kevin Jensen 2015-16 RECORD: 26-6 YEAR POS. sr. G sr. G sr. F sr. F sr. G sr. G

St. Charles East Saints COACH: Lori Drumtra 2015-16 RECORD: 14-15 TOP PLAYERS NAME Rose Bundy Sandy Bressner file photo - sbressner@shawmedia.com Ashley DiOrio Geneva’s Maddy Yelle (left) drives toward the basket during a home game against Bartlett last season. Yelle is Samantha Munroe one of several players returning for the Vikings this season as they look to continue their trend of recent success. Sara Rosenfeldt Marissa Urso Brooke Wellman

Outlook: The Bulldogs are coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history, but four of the five starters from last season’s team graduated with Foster as the only one returning.  A crew of seniors and varsity veterans will see their roles increase this season. Erickson and Rodriguez are both in their fourth varsity seasons, and they along with Piron will add depth at guard alongside Foster.  King and Lorenz will see plenty of action at forward, and sophomores Geddy Rerko (6-foot) and Ava Sergio (6-1) figure to be key post players. Sophomore sharpshooter HaiSandy Bressner file photo - sbressner@shawmedia.com ley Orman will help stretch St. Charles North’s Grace Quinn (No. 24) drives toward the basket the floor and give the posts during a game against Glenbard West last season. Quinn is back in the more room to operate in the mix as the North Stars take the court under new coach Mike Tomczak. paint. for opponents. Loberg and Whitley comCOACH: Sarah Meadows bined for close to 28 points per 2015-16 RECORD: 25-5 game last season, while Loberg also averaged 10.5 rebounds TOP PLAYERS and Whitley had 2.8 assists per NAME YEAR POS. game. Brie Borkowicz jr. G “[Grace] will have another Stephanie Hart jr. G great year and she brings so Grace Loberg sr. C much to our team,” Meadows Madison Mallory jr. F said. “Margaret ... has grown, Margaret Whitley jr G she is stronger and her ball Maddy Yelle jr. G skills have improved.” Meadows also has been O u t l o o k : T h e W h i t - pleased with how well Hart ley-Loberg dynamic should be has looked in the early going. fun for fans, but not so much The Vikings will play fast and

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have the experience to have another great season. “We are athletic, we have playmakers on this team and we will always be looking to improve defensively,” Meadows said.

Rosary Royals

COACH: Phil Van Bogaert 2015-16 RECORD: 14-16 TOP PLAYERS NAME Mary Kate Bakala Aubrey Fisher

YEAR POS. sr. G sr. G/F

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Batavia forward Geddy Rerko looks up court on a fast break in a game against Glenbard North last season. Rerko will be a threat in the paint for the Bulldogs this season. Jenna Hernandez Lauren Smith Caitlyn Unruh

jr. sr. sr.

G F/C G

Outlook: After four years as the sophomore/JV coach, Van Bogaert takes over a program that was just under .500 a season ago. “We’re returning eight

YEAR POS. sr. G/F so. G/F sr. G jr. F sr. G sr. G

Outlook: The final countdown has begun for Drumtra, who is in her 12th and final season at the helm for the Saints. Rosenfeldt (14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last winter) has established herself as one of the top players in the area in recent years and she’s just beginning her first season as an upperclassmen. “She has started every game since she was a freshman,” Drumtra said. “I expect Sara to again lead our team in rebounding and be one of our leading scorers. Sara draws a lot of attention from defenses and we hope to better capitalize on that this year.” Point guard Munroe is back to run the offense, Urso returns and should be a solid scorer, DiOrio and Wellman will be key defenders, and Bundy is coming back from a knee injury and should help in rebounding and outside scoring. Newcomers Nicole Jordan, KC Weinzirl, Emily Vitkus, Grace Westerhoff, Taylor Shead and Rose Stackhouse will add depth. See COURTS, page 40

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TOP PLAYERS NAME Morgan Erickson Mackenzie Foster Shannon King Kaley Lorenz Alex Piron Stephanie Rodriguez

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KANE COUNTY PREPS Fox Valley Hawks hockey ATHLETE OF THE WEEK heading in right direction By STEPHEN GORDON editorial@kcchronicle.com

JUSTIN HARDY St. Charles East Junior | Basketball Why Hardy was selected: Hardy averaged 23.5 points, which included hitting a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to help East beat rival St. Charles North to win the St. Charles East Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament. St. Charles East forward Justin Hardy did it all for the 4-0 Saints in the St. Charles East Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament. The 6-foot-5 junior had tournament-highs of 23.5 points per game, 32 field goals, 23 free throws and 31.3 minutes per game, while snagging 8.5 rebounds per game. Hardy, the St. Charles Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week, spoke with Chronicle correspondent Chris Casey to discuss his fast start to the season and what lies ahead for the Saints. An edited transcript follows. Casey: Why have you, individually, been able to get off to a fast start this season? Hardy: I’ve just been getting some open

looks. Our plays are designed well and we have good passers on this team. They have gotten me open for my looks, and for me, it’s just about having confidence getting to the basket and finishing at the rim. Casey: How good can this team be this year after a sectional final appearance last season? Hardy: We couldn’t have asked for a better start. Winning our first four games and beating some good teams is nice, but our chemistry is building and we’re moving the ball better each game. I think there’s no reason why we can’t be even better than last year. Our goal right now is to keep winning … setting building blocks and keep finding ways to win.

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It is usually at this time of the year the high school hockey season reaches its first benchmark point where teams see if things are going in the right direction or further work is needed. For the Fox Valley Hawks, things are heading in the right direction. The team has found itself in the upper half of the Illinois Suburban Hockey League with a 10-2-4 mark. This will allow the Hawks to compete for an ISHL league championship come late February. The club also came out with two wins, a loss, and a tie in the PREP Thanksgiving tournament in Rolling Meadows. Prior to the Hawks competing in the PREP Tournament, the club faced Mid-Valley Rampage in a home-andhome series and came away with two wins on Nov. 19 and 20. On Nov. 19, the Hawks defeated Mid-Valley 7-1 at the Fox Valley Ice Center and then completed the series sweep the next day by winning 5-1 in Crystal Lake. “Mid-Valley is a young team who lost a lot of players due to graduation from last year,” Hawks coach Phil Gabrielsen said. “They do have some good players, however. I think it was just a case of we came out hungry for wins that weekend. We want to get the kids accustomed to once they get a lead in a game to keep that lead and not let up and we did a good job of that.” One position the club has gotten consistent at is goaltender. Will Lesswing has established himself as the team’s No. 1 varsity goalie. He gave up just two goals to Mid-Valley and led the Fox Valley Hawks to the third-place finish in the

PREP Tournament. Gabrielsen said he was very happy with how the Thanksgiving tournament went for all three levels of the club. “The [PREP] tournament is a good tournament for us to be in because the level of competition we see there we normally do not get to see,” he said. “So it’s good for us to see how we match up with other teams from other leagues.” In the opening game of the tournament, the Hawks tied Warren 2-2. The second game against Crystal Lake South found the club on the wrong side of a 4-3 decision. This meant the team had to win its last pool-play game against CHFS and get some help from a couple of other teams just to make the semifinals. The Hawks got a 5-4 win against CHFS but had to settle for a matchup with Lincoln-Way in the third-place game on Nov. 27. JV goaltender Ryan Spratt helped the Hawks to a 6-4 win. “The tournament was all about Will Lesswing but we thought since we brought Spratt along, we felt as a staff why not give him a chance in net,” Gabrielsen said. “He did really well I thought.” Gabrielsen said the team is still growing and is not quite where it needs to be but is trending in the right direction. “I think if anything out of these last two weeks, the kids know what it really takes to get to that next level of play and become a really special team who can go places once the postseason starts,” the coach said. “I think the kids know they cannot take a shift off. It’s the little things which if you don’t take care of could lead to bigger things going against you.”

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FEMALE GOLFER OF THE YEAR

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St. Charles North sophomore repeats feat in winning award By CHRIS CASEY editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – The bar was set extremely high. St. Charles North’s Megan Furtney dazzled with her golfing abilities as a freshman, so where was there to go as a sophomore? Just another top-10 finish at the state tournament. Furtney, the Kane County Chronicle Female Golfer of the Year for the second straight season, said much of her smooth transition came from her confidence and consistency on the course. “When you come into high school golf, it’s a much different mindset,” Furtney said. “It’s much more of a team sport, so your whole mental mindset changes. The nerves are always there, I feel like, but everyone has bad holes. I think something that improved a lot this year was my mental outlook. I realized that one bad hole isn’t going to ruin your whole round, and I think that really helped improve my mental game and helped me deal with any nerves.” After a fifth-place finish at the Class AA state tournament as a freshman, Furtney’s ninth-place finish this fall was certainly no disappointment, especially considering her 4-over 148 was just one shot higher than her fifthplace effort as a freshman. Now Furtney will continue to work on small details during offseason tournaments and winter trips to Bradenton, Fla., to work with swing coach Tim Sheredy. “It’s just constantly touching up and fine-tuning my swing,” Furtney said. “I’m always wanting to lower my score by one shot here or there, you know. My short game needs improvement, too, and just working out and getting stronger is always something I look forward to trying to do in the offseasons of high school.” For North coach Irish Whalen, who saw Furtney have a nine-hole average of 35 and 18-hole average of 70 this season, there isn’t much the sophomore needs to improve on. Still, Whalen believes the offseason work Furtney puts in is invaluable. “She’s just continuing to get more and more comfortable with the setting and her game,” Whalen said. “Her con-

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St. Charles North’s Megan Furtney hits from the fairway Oct. 5 during the Class AA Burlington Central regional. Furtney notched another top-10 state finish and helped the North Stars to fourth as a team as she was named the Chronicle’s Female Golfer of the Year. trol and accuracy were phenomenal this year. Those shots that were 20 to 25 feet from the pin as a freshman were less than 10 feet at times this year. “Her game is honestly right where it needs to be. Megan will always want to keep improving and that’s great to see in a young golfer. The golfers that beat her downstate played well on those two days. It’s the game of golf, but I think Megan has everything it takes to be right there over the next two years.” It was Furtney’s competitive nature that allowed her to do things such as set an individual North program record at 6-under-par 29 over nine holes early in the year, and lead the North Stars to Upstate Eight Conference, Burlington Central regional and Schaumburg sectional championships. A second straight fourth-place finish as a team at state also is worth mentioning as four of the top six North girls golfers, including Furt-

friend like Lillie certainly has helped over these first two seasons as well. “Coming in and having someone like that show you the way is awesome,” n BATAVIA: Francesca Hoffman, sr.; Furtney said. “Someone who has been Madison McCoy, jr. there before, and not only that but has n BURLINGTON CENTRAL: Brianna had a lot of success doing it.” Benjamin, so. Lillie finished tied for 17th overall n GENEVA: Kendal Fioresi, sr.; Darby to help North secure that fourth-place Lillibridge, jr. finish as a team, but now it’s Furtney’s n ROSARY: Megan Whitmer, jr. team. With fellow sophomores Sarah n ST. CHARLES EAST: Rose Bundy, sr.; Arnold, Emma Hayes and Katelyn DaNicole Jordan, sr.; Riley Sullivan, jr. vid, it’s this core’s turn as the ‘been n ST. CHARLES NORTH: Sarah Arnold, there, done that’ group to show the way. so; Megan Furtney, so.; Kate Lillie, sr. “It’s exciting. When you have somen ST. FRANCIS: Elizabeth Grivetti, fr.; one like Megan for two more years Hailey Strickland, jr. to lead the way, it’s special,” Whalen said. “We’re very excited for what 2017 holds. They have been there and know ney, are sophomores. what it takes. As a leader, Megan is One of those six that North will lose someone who wants to keep getting is senior Kate Lillie, who has been better and better, and that’s scary with close to Furtney since she was in sixth what she has been able to accomplish grade. Having someone to lean on in a over the last two years.”

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MALE GOLFER OF THE YEAR

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No sophomore slump Geneva’s Isenhart earns high honor By CHRIS CASEY editorial@kcchronicle.com GENEVA – Getting someone to talk about their passion can show them in a whole new light. Geneva golfer Tyler Isenhart loves the sport. Outside of his teammates and coach Eric Hatczel he’s seen as quiet, reserved and very soft spoken. But get the 2016 Kane County Chronicle’s Male Golfer of the Year talking about golf and it’s a whole different story. Isenhart just finished his sophomore season at Geneva, which included a jump up to a tie for third place individually at the Class 3A state tournament. “A lot of people see Tyler as that quiet kid, but I honestly see him in a whole different light,” Hatczel said. “If you get him around his teammates or talking golf, he truly loves it and it’s truly his passion. It’s impressive to me as a coach. He isn’t just someone who plays in these offseason tournaments for fun, he loves the game … all aspects of it really.” The 5-foot-7, 130-pound Isenhart isn’t going to blow people away with his driving ability or his stature, but it was his consistency throughout the season that made him difficult to beat. His third-place, two-day total of 4-over 148 at state showed just that. In fact, in the Upstate Eight Conference points given out for each match throughout the conference season, Isenhart lost just two total points (one each to Danny Buetow of St. Charles East and Geneva teammate Spencer Monroe). “I honestly just tried to improve all aspects of my game,” Isenhart said of his jump from 69th place overall as a freshman at state. “Obviously I wanted to work on the physical aspects … hitting a little farther, improve my putting, but I also got much more confident in the mental part of the game. You’re always going to be nervous, especially when it gets to sectionals and state, but I was able to control those nerves much better this year.” In 17 contests this season, Isenhart posted an above-par score just five times, while finishing the season with an average 18-hole score just below par. Geneva finished tied for sixth (625 score) as a team at the state tournament, with Isenhart leading the way

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Geneva’s Tyler Isenhart hits from a sand trap Sept. 28 during the Upstate Eight Conference golf tournament. Isenhart made huge strides as a sophomore this season, tying for third place in the state and being named the Chronicle’s Male Golfer of the Year. with his third-place score.  It was that same consistency each time he stepped on the golf course – whether he was familiar with that course or not – that allowed Isenhart to avoid any sort of sophomore slump. “He’s just typically very consistent,” Hatczel said. “That’s really the nature of his game. He doesn’t make huge mistakes. Every golfer will have blemishes, but Tyler minimizes them. He also puts in a tremendous amount of work in the offseason, which was very noticeable this year. He’s not the biggest guy out there and hasn’t necessarily grown [in stature], but he’s picked up some distance which has really helped his game.” Some golfers get burnt out with a long high school season followed by a

winter, spring and summer of tournaments and offseason work, but Isenhart knows it will take all of that work to get where he ultimately wants before leaving Geneva. When someone is as passionate about a sport as Isenhart is, they are never satisfied. He knows there are areas he can improve to where he can compete for an individual state title in his final two seasons at Geneva. “It was pretty special to have the hard work I put in pay off this year,” Isenhart said. “There’s always room to improve, honestly. Once you get to state, the top golfers are separated by a shot here or there. Every little detail and every shot matters. I know I have what it takes, and hard work is what’s going to do it.”

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Hed, sr.; Will Marshall, so. n MARMION: Nicholas Huggins, sr.;

Jimmy Morton, jr. n ST. CHARLES EAST: Danny Buetow,

jr.; Mike Bertke, sr. n ST. CHARLES NORTH: Tyler Barton,

sr.; Nikolai Janchik, jr. n ST. FRANCIS: Luke Armbrust, jr.


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trust all 15 kids on this roster. Whether or not that trust leads to a winning season remains to be seen, but the approach is a positive one. “We are very fortunate to have a group of 15 team-first players who play the game together very well,” he said. “We have the necessary pieces to be successful and will work each day to be playing our best basketball come tournament time.” One of the keys will be the adjustment of the newcomers. The sophomore team won the Upstate Eight River title last winter, so they’ve experienced winning, but how will that translate to varsity? “Our inexperience and lack of height will be challenges for us to over-

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a season ago, but their 13 personnel losses from that squad hurt more than anything. The team lost 11 seniors from a year ago, and two players it expected to have back, Shane Walker and Greg Bogdanski, didn’t return. Walker suffered a knee injury during the football season while Bogdanski has decided to wrestle this winter. “We’re very young,” Dwyer said. “Overall we have some very solid talent that just needs time to blend together.” Murray took on a major leadership role last season. Newcomers, including Harvey (6-foot-4), Cooney, Detloff (6-5) and Rueth, add some size. Sophomore Mike Cascella and seniors Tim Sullivan and John Brundage all could see action off the bench at guard.

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Saints since he teaches at St. Charles East. By night, he’s a North Star as the first-year head coach at the school, taking over for Sean Masoncup. “We’ve got a brand new offensive system with an emphasis on up-tempo play style,” he said. “Fans should expect to see us playing with pace and space, taking advantage of transition opportunities.” A lot of those opportunities will run through point guard Quinn, while fellow returnees Sample, Davern, Pozna and Olsem will look to speed down the court and score in transition. Even with a solid core of returnees, North will need newcomers such as juniors Emma Helsel, Megan Gunnink and Kelly Jakaitis to make plays. At

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as they won a regional title for the first time in 13 years. “We have a seasoned and talented returning squad with a few exceptional add-ons,” Taylor said. “We are getting after it right away and the ladies have no limits to achieving their potential this season.” Like most teams, the Spartans lost some seniors, including Sloane Baumgartner, but welcome back a lot of key players, including Walker, who has been making big contributions since her freshman season. Bettag, Mazza and Wisted also will be relied upon at both ends of the floor, while Taylor is hopeful freshman Elise Hayes and junior Christina Fasana will have smooth transitions to varsity and contribute.

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WHEN: 4 p.m. Dec. 4 WHERE: Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia COST & INFO: $15, $12 for students and seniors; acappellago.org, 708-484-3797 ABOUT: Acappellago, an a cappella chorus celebrating its 15th season of programming that spans classical music, jazz, pop and gospel, will present “Escape to … Where Angels Sing.” The program ranges from Christmas favorites in the styles of the Swingle Singers and Dave Brubeck to the world premiere of “Herself a Rose,” written for the ensemble. The concert also is offered at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Oak Brook.

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WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 3 WHERE: Fermilab, near Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia COST & INFO: $35, $18 for ages 18 and younger; events.fnal.gov, 630-840-ARTS ABOUT: Danu, an award-winning Irish group, will bring the music, dance and storytelling traditions of the holiday season in Ireland to Fermilab with “A Christmas Gathering.” Celtic music lovers will be treated to both Christmas and Wren Day customs.

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WHEN: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 WHERE: United Methodist Church of Geneva and Geneva Lutheran Church for the first half; Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva and First Church of Christ, Scientist for the second half COST & INFO: $12; tickets at geneva.il.us ABOUT: The Geneva Steeple Walk will showcase four, 20-minute concerts at four churches. The respective artists are the Geneva High School Jazz Choir; The Misty River Music Makers a cappella women’s chorus; the duet of pianist Patricia Arzaga and violinist Elena Spiegel; and guitarist Tim Lockman playing Celtic, classical and folk music.

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WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4 WHERE: Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles COST & INFO: $35 for adults, $30 for seniors 65 and older and $10 for students; stcharlessingers.com, 630-513-5272 ABOUT: The accomplished St. Charles Singers, led by Jeffrey Hunt, will unwrap a new array of songs at its 33rd annual “Candlelight Carols” Christmas concerts.

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WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 to 11 WHERE: Batavia Government Center’s third floor, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia COST & INFO: $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; 630-406-8838, albrighttheatre.com ABOUT: In an adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Albright Theatre Company, a young boy enjoys spending time at his grandfather’s lending business but does not understand why he helps the poor. His grandfather takes the opportunity to tell the story of Scrooge, and a traditional retelling of the tale comes to life.


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Waubonsee kicks off holiday season with concerts “The music from the Steel Band sounds like bell ringing music. It’s easygoing music and sounds like music you would hear from Jimmy Buffett. You can’t listen without being happy.” Mark Lathan Chorale choir director

seven students who auditioned for the group. The Chamber Choir is intended for small part songs and madrigals. Schmidt selected 7 songs the Chamber Choir will sing. “I was a high school and middle school choir director before becoming the Chamber Choir director,” Schmidt said. “I like having the choir sing challenging music and watching them become successful.” Waubonsee Community College is one of few colleges with a Steel Band. The Steel Band, directed by Frank Check, is modeled after Northern Illinois University’s Steel Band and has been around since the 1980s. This

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TOM’S COOKBOOK LIBRARY Tom Witom rum-infused whipped cream with lime zest and many more. Tortilla Espanola with chorizo and potatoes (recipe below) became an instant hit – a tasty tapasstyle skillet dish that we will return to again and again. Note the recipe calls for Cuban chorizo, which could be hard to locate. For a viable substitute, Spanish chorizo makes a good stand-in.

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TORTILLA ESPANOLA WITH CHORIZO AND POTATOES Serves 8 to 10 3 cups peeled and 1/2-diced Yukon gold potatoes (3 to 4 potatoes) 1 teaspoon salt 12 eggs 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup, plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided 1 yellow onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into strips 2/3 cup 1/4-inch-diced Spanish-style chorizo (one, 3.5-ounce package) 1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas Photo provided

Bring medium pot of salted water to boil and add diced potatoes. Cook until just barely tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain potatoes and spread them on paper towels to dry completely. Sprinkle with salt. Preheat oven to 350 F. Break eggs into large bowl and whisk until well beaten. Whisk in cream, salt and pepper and set aside. Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in large ovenproof skillet over high heat until shimmering and beginning to give off tiny wisps of smoke. Carefully add potatoes. Fry without stirring until potatoes are brown on bottom, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn potatoes with spatula and allow other sides to brown. Transfer browned potatoes to plate. Add remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to same hot skillet. Add onion, bell pepper and chorizo and cook, stir-

“¡Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen” includes recipes for Cuban-style fried chicken, spicy black bean soup, mojito cake with rum-infused whipped cream with lime zest and many more. ring occasionally, until peppers and onions have softened slightly, 7 to 8 minutes. Return potatoes to skillet and stir gently to combine. Lower heat to medium-low and pour in egg mixture. Stir to coat all vegetables with egg. Sprinkle peas over top and place whole skillet in oven. Bake until tortilla is set in center, 20 to 25 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting toothpick into center. It should come out clean. Use spatula, loosen tortilla all around edge, then quickly and confidently transfer it to platter. Slice tortilla into wedges and serve it warm or at room temperature.

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“JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL:” 7 p.m. Dec. 1 to 3, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, and 7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23, Playhouse 38, 321 Stevens St., rear of building in Geneva. The one-man Playhouse 38 holiday production stars Patrick Able in multiple roles. It’s the story of Marley’s efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul – and his own. The Tom Mula retelling is called irreverent, funny and deeply moving. Tickets cost $15 in advance at Sunset Community Center or by calling 630-232-4542, or $20 at the door. It’s for ages 10 and older. Proceeds will benefit the Geneva Park District Scholarship Fund; to learn more, visit genevaparks.org. CASA KANE COUNTY’S FIRST HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA: Featuring an early event for children and a later one for adults, Dec. 1, Riverside Receptions, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva. The benefit to support Court Appointed Special Advocates for children will begin from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a celebration for families, with a candy room, raffle prizes, activities for children, food samplings, Santa and Mrs. Claus and “Frozen” characters. Tickets start at $20 for kids. The second half from 7:30 to 11 p.m. will feature a couture show with Jane Pabon’s winter collection, plus Vargo’s Dance Studio entertainment, paired with appetizers, cocktails and desserts. Tickets start at $60, or $100 for a couple. Reservations are requested early, with details at 630232-4484 and casakanecounty.org. BOOK DISCUSSION: By do-over.me on “The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul” by Danielle LaPorte, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, K. Hollis Jewelers, 147 S. Randall Road, Batavia. Reading the book is not a prerequisite. Drink ’n Think is free, but limited space is available, with reservations at www.do-over. me/signing-up-for-events. Paid reservations are requested for a follow-up class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the group’s office;

call for details and location. The nonprofit do-over.me was founded in 2014 by Cynthia K. Wade to create a community of lifelong learners who see crisis as opportunity and change as positive. For information, call 630402-0429 or email Cynthia@do-over.me. KANE COUNTY CERTIFIED NATURALIST PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL SESSION: 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles. The second informational session is from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at Creek Bend Nature Center, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. Classes begin in January, followed by spring field trips. KCCN is a cooperative program of the Kane County Forest Preserve District, St. Charles Park District and Geneva Park District. For details on dates and training cost, call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com. NATIONAL BIRD SHOW: Dec. 1 to 3, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Eighteen divisions of birds bring together hundreds of exhibitors and spectators, as well as panel judges from England, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Greece and the U.S. Judging of birds commences Dec. 2, and is open to the general public. A sale will take place as part of the event, plus presentations. For more information, visit ncbs.org. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS BY THE AURORA NOON ROTARY CLUB: Through Dec. 26, Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora. The 10th annual event will include a 20-foottall singing Christmas tree in one of the largest free, outdoor holiday light displays in Northern Illinois, a mile-long drive. It’s open nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit aurorafestivaloflights.com. COMEDIAN PAT MCGANN: Dec. 1 to 3, Zanies at Pheasant Run, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. For ticket information, visit zanies.com/st-charles or call 630-524-0001. THE EDGAR WINTER BAND (“FREE RIDE”): 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Coming shows include “Elvis Meets The Beatles Christmas” with Beatolution and Joe Tirrito, 8 p.m. Dec. 2; Scotty McCreery, 8 p.m. Dec. 3; Trans Infinity Orchestra See CALENDAR, page 48

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Just published “¡Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen” (Ten Speed) sheds light on the food and culture of the fascinating island 90 miles south of Florida. Home cooks will find 75 recipes for classic Cuban dishes, as well as essays on the country’s culture, history and politics. Three Chicago-based pros share credit for the inviting book. They are Dan Goldberg, an award-winning commercial photographer; Jody Eddy, a seasoned food writer; and Andrea Kuhn, art director and prop stylist. All three have made three trips to Havana across a five-year period. Readers of “¡Cuba!” will find recipes for Cuban-style fried chicken, spicy black bean soup, mojito cake with

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Chef Jason Stoffels’ Enticing Cuisine catering company – at 12 S. Water St. in Batavia – offers a take-home entree each Wednesday, in addition to party and wedding catering services.

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Enticing Cuisine is known for catered dishes such as roast pork Chef Jason Stoffels, owner of Enticing Cuisine catering in downtown Batavia, prepares Italian sausage lasagna accompanied by potatoes as well as Brussels sprouts with bacon. as a to-go special.

Enticing Cuisine caters to every taste He said he then became executive chef of Riverside Receptions in Geneva prior to launching his own enterprise in BATAVIA – From special occasions 2007, which initially combined catering to hosting holiday parties, Enticing services with serving four-course dinCuisine catering in Batavia stands ready ners on weekends in a restaurant setting. to customize menus and reduce stress When the Great Recession hit a levels. And its weekly dinners-to-go ofyear and a half later, Enticing Cuisines ferings make Wednesday meals a cinch. pivoted to a primary focus on catering. Chef Jason Stoffels of Batavia and Stoffels is also an experienced personal his wife, Diocelina, are the creative chef, when the schedule allows. forces behind the enterprise, which He keeps a hand in the restaurant will celebrate its 10th anniversary side of the business with Wednesday’s with the turn of the new year. Enticing Cuisine Dinners to Go. Stoffels notes he has been working Stoffels said the meals are prepared in kitchens since 1988, going on to fresh and designed to feed four people formal training at the Culinary School or more depending on their appetite. of Kendall College, and graduating “I’d call it more family-oriented – a with a degree in culinary arts in 1996. lot of people with school-age children,” His website states he interned at The he said. “Kind of comfort food – Swedish Trellis restaurant in Williamsburg, meatballs and egg noodles, lasagna, meatVa., under notable chef and author loaf, baked ham, chicken enchiladas.” Marcel Desaulniers. Stoffels went on People need to order their meals to work at Papagus-Greek Taverna at least the day before, with earlier and Riverwalk Restaurant. reservations appreciated.

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He said it’s a convenient way for people to get together for a meal. “I’ll have older couples [say], ‘This is perfect to take to my neighbors,’” he said, adding the host provides a loaf of bread from a local bakery and it’s dinner made easy. People can pick up a two-month menu of the scheduled entrees at Enticing Cuisine at 12 S. Water St. in downtown Batavia. Stoffels offers catering generally for parties of 20 or more people everywhere from DeKalb to Chicago and Evanston. He’s tackled continental breakfast for 1,500 to multi-course meals for weddings with up to 450 guests. The catering slogan is: “For when the food really matters.” Helping make it all happen is

Diocelina Stoffels, who works in the front of the house. She oversees the staff in setting up event rooms, as well as the company’s signature buffets, and takes care of centerpieces and other details. “She’s doing the pretty stuff, [and making sure] the food trays are the way she wants them,” Jason Stoffels said. “Our buffets are big hits … our stuffed pork chop is one of our biggest plated dinner sellers,” he said. “Take our menu as a suggestion, and we’ll put together what you really want.” For the holiday entertaining season, he shares some sage advice. “People get so stressed out [over] so much work,” Stoffels said. “Start a day or two early, and get everything prepared and ready. The day of – just throw it in the oven. It doesn’t have to be stressful.” To learn more about Enticing Cuisine, call 630-761-0399 or visit enticingcuisine.com.


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Santa Claus arrives during the 2015 Geneva Christmas Walk on Third Street in Geneva. The annual downtown Christmas Walk is scheduled Dec. 2 and 3 and features Santa, elves, lighting of the Great Tree and other events.

Geneva Steeple Walk Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the Geneva Steeple Walk features a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Seating is limited, and attendance by children under age 6 is not recommended. Two audience groups attend 20-minute concerts played simultaneously at the churches. Patrons then walk on to the next church for the next concert, with a Steeple Walk guide as an escort who also shares information about the architecture of each site. Artists performing at each church are: ■ The Geneva High School Jazz Choir at the elements in the Prairie Style, as inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. • 213 S. Fifth St. is a Queen Anne Stick cottage built in 1893 with design elements of port spindles and decorative fish scale shingles. Holiday decorations were provided by The Little Traveler, Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center, Gatherings by Design, Plandscape Inc., SG Geneva and Scentimental Gardens. Tour tickets are available from the Chamber, 8 S. Third St., or by calling 630-232-6060 or from various local stores. Other events include: • Friends of the Geneva Public

Know more United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St. ■ A cappella women’s chorus, the Misty River Music Makers, at Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St. ■ A duet by pianist Patricia Arzaga and violinist Elena Spiegel at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 102 S. Second St. ■ Guitarist Tim Lockman featuring Celtic, classical and folk music at the First Church of Christ Scientist, 111 S. Second St. Steeple Walk tickets cost $12 a person and are available at www.geneva.il.us/ steeplewalk or Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third St; Circa, 123 S. Third St., and at participating churches. Library Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at 127 James St. • Toy drive all weekend at Sweet Natalie’s Gluten Free Bakery, 228 S. Third St., for Lurie Children’s Hospital. • The Neapolitan Creche from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St. • Annual Cookie Walk from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 102 S. Second St. • Peppermint shots from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Latest Crave, 2217 S. Third St. • Live Nativity from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A full schedule of events and attractions for the Christmas Walk is available at www.genevachamber.com. Dec. 2 at Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St. • Carols by Candlelight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Mark’s Church, 320 Franklin St., to sing carols. • Pancake Breakfast with Santa 7:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., hosted by the Geneva Lions. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door, and children younger than 3 are free. • Chef Alain Roby will present a 10-foot-long smaller replica of his record-breaking candy cane at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the All Chocolate Kitchen, 33 S. Third St. • Geneva Steeple Walk from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 where a variety of seasonal music is performed at four local churches and presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. Tickets are $12 and available online on the city’s website, www.geneva.il.us/steeplewalk. “One thing I’ve been saying my entire 48 years is, no one does Christmas quite like Geneva,” Rush. “We’ve been to Disney at Christmas. It’s lovely but Geneva is magical – perhaps even more magical than Disney.”

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GENEVA – The annual Geneva Christmas Walk will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 2, featuring Santa Lucia, Graham’s candy cane parade, the Great Tree lighting and the welcoming of Santa Claus, all on Third Street, which will be closed to traffic. Graham’s Chocolates will present the first candy cane of the season to Mayor Kevin Burns, followed by the arrival of Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, who will offer Swedish cookies to the crowds. About 20,000 people are expected for the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s two-day event, which extends to Dec. 3, said Chamber spokeswoman Laura Rush. “I would venture to say that definitely, when the tree is being lit, there’s over 5,000 people,” Rush said. “Nobody wants to miss what happens at 6 p.m. when Santa arrives. My job is to be by the stage and I get to see all the excited kids and their eyes lighting up when Santa comes. Every single year, I get goosebumps.” As families walk on Third Street, they can nosh on roasted chestnuts, fresh-made peppermint candy from Grahams, listen to carolers, take free carriage rides, see a live nativity – as well as visit shops, restaurants and other attractions, according to a news release. The event includes the annual Christmas House Tour, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, where local homes are decorated and opened up for the public to see. Tickets for the house tour are $30 and include a traditional holiday tea at the First Congregational Church, 327 Hamilton St., from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Proceeds cover the costs of decorating the city for the holiday season. “We have such great homes on the house tour,” Rush said. “We are ahead of ticket sales from last year. The houses are fabulous and the decorators are great.” Houses on the tour are: • 316 Elizabeth Place, built in 1898 and renovated in 2012. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built for then-Geneva Mayor Henry Bond Fargo, features original architecture and has a grand ballroom on the fourth floor. • 719 Shady Ave. is constructed of limestone from local quarries. • 1018 James St. is a 1930s English cottage with original features, including a staircase and fireplace. • 1017 Hawthorne Lane is a newly constructed home with architectural

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Continued from page 45 tribute to Tran Siberian Orchestra, 5 p.m. Dec. 4; Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, 8 p.m. Dec. 9; Tony Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10; Sinatra 101 Birthday Party, 3 p.m. Dec. 11 with eight vocalists, a big band and salute to Dean Martin’s 100 birthday; Ho Ho Hoey! featuring Gary Hoey, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11; “Lorrie Morgan – A Country Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; Max Weinberg Band, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 (led by Bruce Springsteen’s drummer ); Ides of March with Jim Peterik, 8 p.m. Dec. 16; standup comedian Ralphie May, 8 p.m. Dec. 17; A Psychedelic Christmas with Airplane Family & Friends, featuring alumni of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna and Grateful Dead, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18; a TD Clark Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; Mr. Capone’s Killer Christmas benefiting the Salvation Army, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22; Bret Michaels’ Christmas show, 8 p.m. Dec. 23; and two New Year’s Eve options: Arcada New Year’s Eve Bash, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, with prime rib buffet, open bar, dancing, Jersey Girls from Europe and Reflections of Motown; and The Club Arcada Great Gatsby Party grand opening for the speakeasy, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, with limited tickets available. Special guest is Diva Montell. The club is on the third floor of the Arcada Theatre building, and will bring guests back to the 1920s. It also features dancing, buffet and open bar. Visit arcadalive.com or call 630-962-7000. GENEVA HISTORY MUSEUM’S GENEVA GIVING TREES AND 18TH CENTURY CRECHE DISPLAY: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Dec. 23, with free admission for the holidays, 113 S. Third St. On Dec. 2, the displays will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. during Geneva’s Christmas Walk. View 14 trees decorated by local nonprofits. Vote for your favorite at GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or at the museum by purchasing votes for $1 each. The tree that wins the most votes receives all the proceeds for the nonprofit; the others split their proceeds with the museum. Christmas luncheons raise funds for the restoration of the Nativity at noon Dec. 7 and 9. Reservations cost $60 per person or $55 for museum members. Geneva on Wheels is a 45-minute guided tour of historic Geneva at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2; reservations cost $25 per person. During holidays, the museum also has an antique sleigh photo booth with donations appreciated. For information or to register for a program or event, visit GenevaHistoryMuseum. org or call 630-232-4951. HOLIDAY TRAIN DISPLAY: By The Railroad Club, through Dec. 28, Sun City’s Prairie Lodge Social Lounge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. In general, running times will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, as well as the week before Christmas. On Christmas Eve, it will run from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a Dec. 23 raffle for Lionel trains, and winners need not be present. Admission is free. For details, call 847-669-2392 or visit sccah.com.

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PIANIST JIM BRICKMAN’S “COMFORT AND JOY HOLIDAY TOUR”: Featuring special guests Kris Allen, Anne Cochran and Tracy

Silverman, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Batavia Fine Arts Centre at Batavia High School campus, 1399 W. Wilson St. For ticket information, visit bataviafineartscentre.org. ST. CHARLES SINGERS’ NEW “CANDLELIGHT CAROLS”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles; and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Chicago. Tickets cost $35, $30 for seniors 65 and older, and $10 for students. Visit stcharlessingers.com or call 630-513-5272. “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: By Albright Theatre Company, Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, Batavia Government Center’s third floor, 100 N. Island Ave. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Michael A. Young adaptation adds a twist to the Dickens classic. A young boy named Thomas enjoys spending time at his grandfather’s lending business, but does not understand why his grandfather would share hard-earned money with the poor. His grandfather takes the opportunity to tell Thomas the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, and a traditional retelling of the tale comes to life. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 630-406-8838 or visit albrighttheatre.com. THE SECOND CITY’S “NUT-CRACKING HOLIDAY REVUE”: Dec. 2 to 23, Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., North Island Center, Aurora. The 173-seat theater will be home to R-rated skits, naughty songs and street smart ad libs. Early ticket purchase is recommended. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $36. For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com or call 630-896-6666. BOOK SIGNINGS BY ANNIE HANSEN, AUTHOR OF THE AWARD-WINNING, TRI-CITIESBASED KELLY CLARK MYSTERY SERIES: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Needle Things, 426 S. Third St., during Geneva’s Christmas Walk; and from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 during brunch at Stockholm’s, 306 W. State St., Geneva. Learn more at kellyclarkmystery.com. “THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS CAROL BY E. SCROOGE, ESQ., AS TOLD TO C. DICKENS”: Through Dec. 30, Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. The screwball musical send-up of the holiday favorite blends the original with modern twists, original holiday songs, audience participation and singalong ghostly visits. Curtain primarily is at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at steelbeamtheatre. com or 630-587-8521. They cost $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $23 for students. A BOOK FAIR BY ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 2, Barnes & Noble at Randall Road and Williamsburg Avenue in Geneva Commons, Geneva. Preschool teachers will read their favorite story, with entertainment by the choir, cupcake decorating and lunch. To support the cause online from Dec. 2 to 7, visit bn.com/bookfairs, entering Bookfair ID 12019428 at checkout. WINTER STORYTIMES FOR PRESCHOOLERS: By the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 2, Jan. 20 and Feb. 3, LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. The “Story Time at Creek Bend Nature Center” series is for children from infants

through age 5 and their caregivers. Staff from 3 and 4, Oak Brook and Batavia. It will feature the St. Charles Public Library will read books, Christmas favorites in the styles of the Swingle perform finger plays and sing songs. The event Singers and Dave Brubeck. Acappellago will is free, but advance registration is required at present the world premiere of Robert Convery’s 630-444-3190 or programs@kaneforest.com. “Herself a Rose,” written especially for AcapEXHIBIT OF WORKS BY ARTISTS MARY ELLEN pellago. The first performance will be at 7:30 CROTEAU AND JACKIE MOSES IN “DYSTOPIp.m. Dec. 3, at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 AN CREATIONS”: Through Dec. 4, Water Street W. 31st St., Oak Brook. The second will begin at Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Croteau 4 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Congregational Church of works with nonrecycled plastic waste to Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave. Tickets cost $15, $12 demonstrate the amounts of trash people send for students and seniors at acappellago.org or into the environment. Moses’ paintings are a 708-484-3797. combination of photographic transfers and oil THE ACCLAIMED IRISH ENSEMBLE DANU on canvas with images derived from her travels STARRING IN A CHRISTMAS GATHERING: to countries affected by technological developWith music, dance and storytelling, 8 p.m. Dec. ments and population growth. Hours are 1 to 3, Fermilab, Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Tickets cost $35, $18 for ages 18 and younger. Sunday. Visit waterstreetstudios.org. Visit events.fnal.gov or call 630-840-ARTS. HOLIDAY IN THE HILLS: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, down- BLACKBERRY FARM HOLIDAY EXPRESS TRAIN town Campton Hills, LaFox Road and Campton PLUS SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS: 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. Crossings Drive. There will be a tree lighting, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, Blackberry Farm, Santa and Mrs. Claus, roasted chestnuts and live 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. Friday hours are music. Admission is free, with Midwest Shelter 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16. The Holiday Express for Homeless Veterans accepting donations. Special Needs Night is planned Dec. 2. Santa Visit villageofcamptonhills.org for information. and his elves will be on hand each weekend. Advance tickets can be purchased online. All-access admission is $5 per person for ages DEC. 3 2 to adult. For information, call 630-892-1550. SANTA SINGALONG, PRESENTED BY STEEL CANDY CANE EVENT BY CHEF ALAIN ROBY OF BEAM YOUTH THEATRE: 10:30 a.m. and 1 ALL CHOCOLATE KITCHEN: During Christmas p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 3 Walk festivities in Geneva, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, 33 to 18, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. “SingS. Third St. The three-time Guinness World along with Santa: Santa and the Mysterious Record holder will celebrate the anniversary of Christmas” is an original script by Kate Quan his record-breaking 51-foot-long candy cane by and Marge Uhlarik-Boller. Featuring students presenting a 10-foot-long smaller replica. There ages 7 to 14, it’s directed by Brianne Duncan will be live reindeer, elves, balloon artists and Fiore and involves the audience in crime young dancers. Visit allchocolatekitchen.com. solving. Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $10 EIGHTH ANNUAL SNOWFLAKE SHUFFLE 5K/10K for kids 15 and younger. They are available WALK + RUN: By TriCity Family Services, 9 at steelbeamtheatre.com or 630-587-8521. a.m. Dec. 3, Mill Creek subdivision, Geneva. SWEDISH AMERICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR’S The course is USATF-certified, and the race is SWEDISH CHRISTMAS AND ST. LUCIA chip timed. Registrations are being accepted at FESTIVAL: 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Bethany Lutheran runsignup.com/Race/IL/Geneva/TCFSSnowChurch, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia. It will feature flakeshuffle. Proceeds will help keep services music by the choir directed by Marguerite available to all residents who need them. Karl, as well as violinists Margaret Lekander A BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 8, 9 or 10 a.m. and Christopher Karl, Swedish accordionist Dec. 3, Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Ernie Sandquist, pianist Shirley Fox and Main St. The cost per meal is $6. Visit holaccompanist Lynnie Hoffman. This year’s St. idayinthegrove.org to make a reservation. Lucia, Queen of Light, is Mary Chidester of Call Marguerite Ledone at 630-334-8570 or Elburn. A Swedish Christmas Sweet Table will Kira Harper at 630-536-4335 for informafollow, and Jul Tomte, the Swedish Santa, will tion about Holiday in the Grove events. visit with children. Baked goods and ScandiBREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 7:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. navian gift items will be sold. Tickets are by 3, Geneva High School cafeteria, 415 McKinley reservation only and cost $15 for adults and Ave. The Geneva Lions Club will host its fifth an$8 for ages 6 to 12 at 630-414-9700. nual Pancake Breakfast with Santa, featuring a GARFIELD FARM AND INN MUSEUM’S CANfree photo with Santa, live Christmas music and DLELIGHT AT THE INN: 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and crafts. New this year is the pancake custom4, off Route 38 and Garfield Road, Campton ization station, where guests can pick from a Hills. It’s a historic display of candlelight and live variety of toppings. Tickets cost $6 in advance traditional music on hammer dulcimer. A bake and $7 at the door. Children 3 and younger can sale is planned. From 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Steven attend for free. Advance tickets may be purSmunt and The Century Air Minstrels will perform chased at the Geneva History Museum, State traditional American and Irish seasonal music in Street Jewelers or at genevalionsclub.org. the Burr House. Dona and Dan Benkert and the HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. Scantlin’ Reunion will perform both days in the 3, Illinois Equine Humane Center, 45W050 brick inn on dulcimers and penny whistle with limBeith Road, Maple Park. The center will host its berjacks for the rhythmically inclined of all ages. second annual Holiday Photo Shoot with Santa Visitors will be offered spice tea and tea breads. Claus and Cody the Reindeer Pony. Each family Donations are appreciated. For information, call will receive digital copies of their photographs 630 584-8485 or contact info@garfieldfarm.org. for a $20 donation. Proceeds benefit the center ACAPPELLAGO’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, and its mission to rescue horses from abuse “ESCAPE TO … WHERE ANGELS SING”: Dec.


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— but someone else might be, as he finds outJennifer in “Wire Cutter.” meets Russian DuBoseHelives in his Batavia counterpart while in Moscow to disarm with her family. Her column runs rega nuclear warhead developed during the ularly Kane Weekend of Soviet in era,the and he has to rely onsection duct tape andKane wire toCounty complete the job. During the the Chronicle. Contact mission, Jack (George Eads) learns there’s her at editorial@kcchronicle.com. also a Russian version of him.

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Josh When You Have a Girl Group?” Darryl (Pete Gardner) and his co-worker Maya (guest star Esther Povitsky) reach At a recent meeting ofRodriguez our a surprising accord. Vincent III Human also stars.Library (volunteers from marginalized groups who share 9 p.m. on ^ WBBM Blue Bloods their experiences of discrimination Tom Selleck vs. Whoopi Goldberg: That’s during conversations with visitors guaranteed to be a showdown in to our booths atquite community events), “Help Me Help You,” as Goldberg guest Istars attempted quellmember anxieties as a cityto council whoabout takes election results subsequent a very public standand against a police policy. Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, aggressions. Marisa Ramirez) try to help onefeel of Linda’s Many, understandably, (Amy Carlson) co-workers, who has an exrattled. (Imagine what it must feel husband with anger issues. Erin (Bridget like to believe tribewith hasher spoken Moynahan) has athe problem mentor’s (guest Matthews) and wantsstar youDakin off the island?current Scary, tactics. that’s how.) I’m sharing my thoughts

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52 Wife’s job at gym has husband in a sweat Dear Abby: My DEAR ABBY wife and I have been married for Jeanne almost 11 years Phillips and have three children. About four years ago my wife cheated on me and left. After a six-week split, we decided we wanted to work things out. Everything was great – until recently, when she got a job working at a busy gym. Several of the guys from the gym have added her on Facebook and send her messages. They like all her posts and pictures. I work out there and when I go in, I see her laughing and joking with them. This has all started to bring me flashbacks to when she cheated. I tried talking to her about how I feel, but she just says they are my insecurity issues and I need to deal with them. At this point, I’m contemplating divorce so I won’t go through the same pain I went through last time. I check her Facebook page constantly to see if she has added any new guys and see what comments they are leaving. I know it’s not healthy, and it makes me constantly depressed. My wife has no interest in marriage counseling, but tells me I should seek professional help for my issues. Is there any saving this marriage, or is it time to move on? – Threatened in Texas Dear Threatened: Part of your wife’s job is to be friendly to the members of that gym. It doesn’t mean that she’s involved with any of them outside of work. The problem with jealousy and insecurity is that unless they are managed, they tend to feed on each other and grow. While I can’t banish the suspicions from your mind, some sessions with a licensed mental health professional might help you to put them into perspective. It may save your marriage. However, if it doesn’t ease your mind, you can always talk to a lawyer. Dear Abby: I take a maintenance pain pill for arthritis. I count them every other day to make sure that I’m not taking too many. My daughter has been coming to my house a lot lately, and – not every time, but off and on – I’ll count my pills after she leaves, and my count doesn’t match the one from the day before. Sometimes I’m missing almost all of them, but when I talk to my daughter and ask if she took them, she always says she didn’t. If I ask nicely, “Are you sure?” she accuses me of calling her a liar. I know she’s taking them, but I don’t know what to do about her lying to me about it. I really need the pills for myself. The doctor prescribes them only once a month, and I know I’m going to run out. What should I do? I don’t want to hurt my daughter’s feelings, but she needs to stop taking my pills. – In Pain in Kansas Dear In Pain: Your daughter may have become addicted to your pain medication or be selling them to people who are. It’s time to start keeping your pills under lock and key. Once you do, your daughter may be forced to come clean about the lying – or you may find you’re seeing a lot less of her than you presently do. Write Dear Abby at www.dearabby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Wise parents don’t pressure children Dr. Wallace: I’m responding to the girl whose parents are pressuring her to attend the University of Pennsylvania and major in prelaw. Her mother and father are graduates of Penn and both are attorneys. She was happy about being accepted at Penn and wanted to attend, but she didn’t know what her major would be. She knew, however, that she wanted nothing to do with being a lawyer. I’m glad you told her to enroll at Penn and see how things work out, because a college student usually doesn’t have to declare a major until she has finished her second year. Before then, she would take mostly required subjects. I was in a similar situation. Both of my parents are dentists. They met in medical school and were married when they both began practicing dentistry. All I heard when I was in high school was that I, too, was going to be a dentist. Ugh! I detest going to a dentist and I wanted no part of working in other people’s mouths. Well, to make a long story short, I was accepted at the University of Tennessee and enrolled in pre-dentistry. I didn’t do well at all grade-wise and dropped out of the university during my second year. After completing a year at a community college, where I received excellent grades, I enrolled at Memphis State University and graduated with honors. My major was elementary education. I am now teaching third grade and I love every moment I’m in the classroom. My parents are disappointed that I didn’t become a dentist, but if I had, I’d be miserable. Better that my parents be disappointed than that I be

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career suggestions, not pressure. Pushing one’s child into a career she doesn’t like is, quite simply, a flagrant abuse of parental authority. All children should be allowed to make their own career choices. They have a right to live their own lives! I couldn’t agree with you more. Mom and Dad’s foolish disappointment is nothing compared to their child’s lifelong misery. Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 and I’m starting to get pimples. I heard that if you stop eating junk foods, your complexion will clear up. So I have stopped consuming chocolate and all other candy, French fries, and soft drinks. It’s been three weeks, but so far, my pimples haven’t gone away. How long does it take for my pimples to vanish after I stop eating junk food? – Zack, Dallas,

Texas. Zack: Avoiding candy and other

junk foods is great for your health, but won’t eliminate pimples. This common problem of adolescence results from clogged pores, excessive oil in the skin, and other factors, but not what you eat. In the last few years, many medications have become available to help those who suffer from pimples and acne. Have your parents make an appointment with a dermatologist. Your complexion can be dramatically improved. Dr. Wallace : I’m 14 and live

with my parents and my younger sister who is 12. We are both home-schooled because our parents are very religious and insist that we follow everything in the Bible. They do not want us to be influenced by other children at school. We learn a lot with my mom teaching us, but I do wish we could go to school with the other kids in our neighborhood. We do not have a television set in our house because our parents sold our TV set recently because they did not approve of the programs available these days. We used to get to watch some educational and cultural programs, but we can’t do that now. I wish they would get another TV even if they supervise every program every day. How can I convince them that certain programs are educational and worth watching? – Nameless,

Charleston, S.C. Nameless: I definitely can

understand your parents’ objections to many programs that are simply lacking in any redeeming qualities. The violence and sexual innuendoes on a majority of programs make for unacceptable family viewing. However, I would not completely eliminate all programs. There are still many programs that are educational and well presented and worth viewing. My solution would be the same as your idea – to monitor the TV time and allow viewing of certain worthwhile programs rather than ban all TV from the home. Nevertheless, I cannot fault your parents for having a television-free home.

Write to Dr. Wallace at rwallace@thegreatestgift.com.


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ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff reduce our risk of getting Type 2 diabetes (the most common kind) by nearly 70 percent. No medicine yet invented can do that. The second theme is that we need to do more to support biomedical research. Most of that support comes from our federal tax dollars. Biomedical science has progressed so rapidly in the past 50 years that we have the power to make major advances. Yet there is not enough money in the budget to fund many worthy projects, slowing progress. Who decides how much money is spent on medical research in our democracy? We, the people. Although today’s column is my last, I’m pleased that three members of the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine will be starting a new column, “Ask the Doctors,” which will appear in the many papers where my column appears. This closes a circle for me, since I grew up practically next door to that prestigious institution. I want, in particular, to thank Urmila Parlikar, who has helped me to gather and organize information for this column with remarkable skill and dedication. In addition, Alan McDermott and Shena Wolf, the column’s editors, have added elegance and clarity to every column. I will miss you, and miss writing for you. Thank you again for all of your kind words over the years. And goodbye.

Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School.

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ry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” but for me the hardest word is “Goodbye.” Every goodbye is an ending. Long before life ends, individual pieces of that life end. Many of those little endings are the close of something you cherish – something that brought meaning or pleasure to your life. Today’s column will be my last. I’ve been writing this column for more than five years. At age 75, I’ve decided to slow down. The time required to write a column six days a week, 52 weeks a year, makes that hard. Even though this is the right decision for me, I regret having to make it. Your questions have been interesting and remarkably wide-ranging: “Is it safe to swaddle a baby?” “How does Alzheimer’s wreak so much havoc in the brain?” “When we lose memories, do we lose them forever?” I doubt you assumed I was an oracle who could just write the answer to every question off the top of my head. Indeed, I leaned heavily on the knowledge of many colleagues at Harvard Medical School, and I did my homework. I learned a lot, and I hope I was helpful to you. Above all, I love the process of trying to clearly explain things that can be pretty complicated. I tried to do that for the more than 1,500 columns I wrote. Each one gave me pleasure. And your letters and emails thanking me for my efforts added greatly to that pleasure. Were there any themes that ran through my columns? There were at least two. The first is that, through the lifestyle we choose, we can do more to improve our health than anything our doctor can do for us. For example, through lifestyle we can

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1021 S Harrison St: Sold on or before 110716 by Fred S Olesuk to Nicholas T Johnson; $151,500 107 S College St: Sold on or before 110316 by Gina M Floro to Britt Warnbach; $190,000 1138 S Batavia Ave: Sold on or before 110716 by Doreen A Ray to Matthew R Borgman; $190,000 1491 S Raddant Rd: Sold on or before 110716 by Tms Holdings Llc to Colin W Crankshaw & Perian T Crankshaw; $260,000 367 Republic Rd: Sold on or before 110816 by Christopher L Cudworth to Carol J Morton; $245,000 420 Morton St: Sold on or before 110816 by Ducar Trust to Michael Manny & Jacqueline Manny; $290,000 424 S Forest Ave: Sold on or before 110316 by Kevin Matthews to Mary L Ferguson; $297,000 51 Mayflower Dr: Sold on or before 110716 by Martin J Beem to Derek Otto Porter & Marisa E Desario; $250,000 595 N Van Nortwick Ave: Sold on or before 110816 by Benjmin D Oneal to Russell W Drouillard; $285,000 614 Franklin St: Sold on or before 110316 by Joyce E Stupegia to Adam Grell & Meghan Grell; $179,000 908 Ekman Dr: Sold on or before 110416 by Paul L Calstrom to Barry B Gallagher & Carol A Gallagher; $460,000

1184 S Batavia Ave: Sold on or before 110116 by Carolyn Hallow to Adam Emmert & Michael Emmert; $50,000 1333 Georgetown Dr: Sold on or before 103116 by Scott W Defoy to Susan L Diddle; $182,000 1806 Hagemann Dr: Sold on or before 102816 by Rref Ii Bhb Il Ehp Llc to Hagemann Venture Llc; $525,000 209 Mill St: Sold on or before 110216 by Gloria J Sanders to Margaret Palczynski; $270,000 218 Merlo Dr: Sold on or before 110216 by Dawn A Malone to Karine Luetgert; $220,000 270 Mill St: Sold on or before 110116 by Series Vi Of Horton Propertie to Linda N Rosas; $155,000 28538 Heaton Dr: Sold on or before 102816 by Barry G Murchie to Matter Trust; $450,000 361 Mill St: Sold on or before 102716 by Collene M Kuesis to Christina E Contreras; $157,500 405 Mill St: Sold on or before 110116 by Matthew Olsen to Paul Hoffman; $150,000 412 Manchester Ave: Sold on or before 102716 by Dennis John Coleman to Matt W Ackerman; $269,000 5 S Washington Ave: Sold on or before 110216 by Hrendra A Shah to Sarangi Patel; $315,000 516 Brady Way: Sold on or before 102716 by Toll Il Iv Lp to Dom M Bernardo & Stephen D Greathouse; $792,500

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570 Waubonsee Trl: Sold on or before 102716 by Tietje Trust to Randall Mason & Joy Mason; $259,000 631 Norcross Dr: Sold on or before 103116 by Daniel T Sujak to Eric Little & Carrie Shortsleeve; $450,000 939 Orchard Ct: Sold on or before 102716 by Deron A Cedro to Thilgen Trust; $255,000 951 N Raddant Rd: Sold on or before 110216 by Movin Fwd Llc to Vk 951 Raddant Llc; $980,000

by Peter D Steinke to Timothy E Weber & Jennifer L Weber; $407,500 0N493 Armstrong Ln: Sold on or before 102716 by Robert L Giguere to Christopher R Elliott & Lisa D Elliott; $315,000 0N813 W Curtis Sq: Sold on or before 110116 by Tormod Larsen to Smuel Kuehn & Barbara Kuehn; $325,000 1230 South St: Sold on or before 110116 by Peter J Babaich to Jennifer L Mencias & Jason D Mencias; $323,000 1258 Meadows Rd: Sold on or before 110116 by Heartland Bank & Trust Co to Jonathan Elburn Hylton & Amber Hylton; $1,125,000 0S765 Derek Dr: Sold on or before 110816 by Richard J Pettenon to Phillip J Kosmala & 1434 Street Rd: Sold on or before 110116 by Mark Trust to Ian L Issert; $158,000 Ann E Kosmala; $580,000 200 N River Ln 107: Sold on or before 110116 1011 Pattee Ave: Sold on or before 110716 by Kelly Trust to Janet A Dangles; $319,000 by Jacob W Lynch to Jose M Garcia & Lisa 21 Mckinley Ave: Sold on or before 110216 Garcia; $280,000 by Carlos Orozco to Grandview Capital Llc; 1N617 Harley Rd: Sold on or before 110316 by $185,500 Eleanor Marie Nelson to Kenneth D Shelton; 2709 Conant Ct: Sold on or before 102716 $207,000 by Kevin Powers to Corey J Fisher & Molly E 1292 Spalding Ave: Sold on or before 103116 Fisher; $357,500 by Taylor Morrison Illinois Inc to Scott 372 Ashby Ct: Sold on or before 110216 by VicKurowski & Jamier Bottoms; $303,000 toria L Naughton to Patricia Wilde; $303,000 1391 Spalding Ave: Sold on or before 110116 39W017 Herrington Blvd S: Sold on or by Taylor Morrison Illinois Inc to Edward before 102716 by John L Cassani to Bruce Corbett & Amiee Corbett; $366,500 Feinberg & Karen Feinberg; $382,000 2N049 Grady Ct: Sold on or before 102716 by Shirley M Olbrecht to Nicholas A Gartner & 39W463 W Mallory Dr: Sold on or before 103116 by Jason A Cheney to Carsten Popp Terrah Gartner; $346,000 & Megan Popp; $305,000 408 Cambridge Ave: Sold on or before 40 S Pine St: Sold on or before 103116 by 103116 by Algrim Sr Trust to Christopher R Bernard Potkanowicz to Jeffrey D Montanari Rocke & Mallory P Rocke; $221,500 & Carly E Schroeder; $244,000 415 E Willow St: Sold on or before 110116 by Todd K Olson to Stephen B Burich & Taisha 976 Lewis Rd: Sold on or before 102716 by Norman L Krentel to Mejia Group Llc; $246,500 Marie Burich; $142,000 980 Pattee Ave: Sold on or before 102716 Maple Park by Ronald Schubbe to Brandon Peterson & 50W338 Ramm Rd: Sold on or before 110216 Carrie Peterson; $245,000 by Carl E Brown to William H Muenster; $275,000 Geneva 5N675 Cochise Dr: Sold on or before 103116 0N460 Sulley Dr: Sold on or before 110416 by Westrom Tardy Trust to Andrew F Chatby James A Tabor to Timothy J Warren & ten & Lori A Chatten; $219,000 Kristin L Warren; $316,000 0N512 Baker Dr: Sold on or before 110316 by Martha Lynn Creager to Kathleen S North Aurora Williams; $280,000 1153 Comiskey Ave: Sold on or before 110816 0S580 Hubbard Pl: Sold on or before 110816 by Tracey Hess to Jamile C Daniel; $202,000 by Julius C Cuartero to Jean Claude Patel & 1314 Ritter St: Sold on or before 110416 by K Pamela Patel; $375,000 Hovnanina At Randall High to Michael Wef101 Crissey Ave: Sold on or before 110316 by esin & Michael Anthony Peters; $380,500 Amy L Jones to Cynthia A Arnold & Emily E 221 Laurel Dr A: Sold on or before 110816 Slowiak; $206,000 by Jennifer Elizondo Chavez to Lilia Espino; 2692 Stone Cir 302: Sold on or before 110716 $87,500 by Covenant Construction Co to Donald E 2728 Mc Duffee Cir: Sold on or before Stueland & Rosemary Stueland; $173,000 110416 by Michael K Laporte to Glenn D 2700 Chatham Ct: Sold on or before 110816 Michaels & Paula E Michaels; $262,000 by Andreas J Mader to Barabara A Bieschke; 2745 Moutray Ln: Sold on or before 110416 $310,000 by Us Bank Na to James C Bryant Iii & Tiffa2932 Husking Peg Ln: Sold on or before ny G Bryant; $255,000 110816 by Randall J Erickson to Kody M 304 Magnolia Dr: Sold on or before 110716 Karthliker & Joanna D Karthliker; $326,000 by April Robinson to Blakely A Hughes & Katherine E Hughes; $232,000 602 Maple Ln: Sold on or before 110716 by Richard W Opperman to Eric J Borgie & Kelli 33 S Walnut Dr: Sold on or before 110316 by Leaf Ryan Sherwin to Leslie E Nelson & M Borgie; $315,000 Joyce L Nelson; $193,500 817 Winners Cup Ct: Sold on or before 110816 by Hampton Trust to George J Nich- 50 Mitchell Rd: Sold on or before 110816 by Store Master Funding Viii Llc to Store olas Bullat & Kevin J Carey; $390,000 Master Funding V Llc; $3,151,500 0N140 Yates Pl: Sold on or before 102716


by Ronald R Ralston to Robert W Straiton Jr; $292,000 42 N 11th St: Sold on or before 110416 by Michael Ver Vynck to Jennifer Ford; $153,000 4311 Royal Windyne Ct: Sold on or before 110316 by Losurdo Trust to Sandra Barron; $600,000 4N836 W Woods Dr: Sold on or before 110416 by Joseph M Mcginn to Jack Kelly Walls & Bertah A Walls; $498,500 515 Heritage Ct: Sold on or before 110416 by Gerardo A Dinglassen to Armand A Michaud & Deanna Whitchill Michaud; $193,000 516 Heritage Ct: Sold on or before 110716 by Matthew J Wainwright to Mason Foster & Cathryn G Radtte; $181,500 5N623 Il Route 25: Sold on or before 110816 by Vicente Alcazar to Giuseppe Anitra; $97,000 626 Ohio Ave: Sold on or before 110716 by Marta Bocska Inc to Chris Studbaker & Tammy Studbaker; $288,000 6N567 Brookhaven Ln: Sold on or before 110716 by David H Levan to Clinton Anticevich & Lisa Anticevich; $465,000 7N670 Stevens Glen Rd: Sold on or before 110716 by Gregory L Hulsey to Anthony J Colalillo & Kimberly L Colalillo; $535,000 85 Mckinley St: Sold on or before 110416 by Carsten E Popp to Adam H Bezinvich & Michlle N Runk; $255,000 118 Highgate Crse: Sold on or before 110216 by Kathryn A Capizzani to Jonathon D Hoag & Rachel N Hernandez; $437,500

1207 S 3rd St: Sold on or before 103116 by Lipe Trust to Stephen Kammerer; $272,500 1316 S 4th St: Sold on or before 102716 by Rinaldo Daccardo to Daniel S Torres & Caitlin L Torres; $230,000 135 Birch Ln: Sold on or before 102816 by Calatlantic Group Inc to Lauren Disivestro & Amanda Disivestro; $217,000 141 Birch Ln: Sold on or before 102816 by Calatlanytic Group Inc to Ryan M Dooley & Daniel T Dooley; $215,500 147 Birch Ln: Sold on or before 102816 by Calatlantic Group Inc to Vincent J Biondi; $232,000 1500 Forest Ridge Rd: Sold on or before 102816 by Nicholas J Warren to Donald Smith & Lori Smith; $360,000 1716 Allen Ln: Sold on or before 110216 by Lenzini Trust to Lewandowski Trust; $320,000 1815 Pleasant Ave: Sold on or before 102816 by Chicago Title Land Trust Co to Velentin Castro Albor; $163,000 1940 Division St: Sold on or before 103116 by Domann Enterprises Inc to Jose Bautista Zarco & Alma Bautista; $228,500 2130 Fairfax Rd: Sold on or before 103116 by Greenleaf Enterprises Llc to Joseph Michael Harig & Whitney Renee Harig; $367,500 2601 Royal Fox Dr: Sold on or before 110216 by Dan Spata to Kenneth E Kushibab & Sheryl A Kushibab; $735,000 3005 Turnberry Rd: Sold on or before 110116

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110416 by Kane County Sheriff to Nationstar Mortagage Llc; $171,500 1347 Lancaster Ave: Sold on or before 110716 by Melissa K Lennert Bryant to Cristiano M Costa & Kyrsten J Costa; $235,000 1471 Walnut Hill Ave: Sold on or before 110816 by Stefanie A Geeve to Mark Shirley & Lisa Shirley; $165,000 1602 Oak St: Sold on or before 110416 by Ronald C Johnson to Raymond L Perreaudlt & Colette M Perreaudlt; $239,000 1713 Riverside Ave: Sold on or before 110816 by Kane County Sheriff to Jp Morgan Chase Bank; $175,000 1718 Division St: Sold on or before 110416 by Paul Podgorski to Ckm Holdings Inc; $245,000 215 Auburn Ct: Sold on or before 110316 by Miller Trust to Mccauley Trust; $135,000 229 Birch Ln: Sold on or before 110816 by Kuhn Trust to Nikolay Kovalev & Olga Kovalev; $247,500 3002 King James Ave: Sold on or before 110416 by Craig E Ludwig to Holli Spata; $410,000 3141 Raphael Ct: Sold on or before 110816 by Joann M Refel to Vincenza Binetti; $251,000 39W065 Lookout Ln: Sold on or before 110416 by Viktor Kovtunovich to Trazebunia Trust; $765,000 39W780 N Robert Frost Cir: Sold on or before 110416 by Flood Trust to Angela Mancuso; $410,000 3N341 Pine Hills Rd: Sold on or before 110316

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573 Chesterfield Ln: Sold on or before 110416 by John C Zulpa to Charles H Rogers; $244,500 719 Jorstad Dr: Sold on or before 110316 by Lesile E Nelson to Kristie A Fluder; $350,000 1333 Ritter St: Sold on or before 102816 by K Hovnanian At Randall Highlan to Richard Dennis Sojka Jr & Michele Ann Sojka; $369,500 14 Princeton Ct: Sold on or before 103116 by Patrick Kenneavy to Yoslan Quintana; $170,000 1411 Waterford Rd: Sold on or before 110116 by William Westrich to Julio Lopez & Maiden Lopez; $255,000 2780 Plante Rd: Sold on or before 102716 by Concetta Bern to Bryan R Handell & Jennifer R Handell; $340,000 303 April Ln: Sold on or before 110116 by Bank Of Amercia to Herminio Guerrero; $151,000 381 Messenger Cir: Sold on or before 110216 by Deutsche Bank Natl Trt Co Ttee to Cameron P Kielb & Emily M Kielb; $260,000 630 Graham Rd: Sold on or before 103116 by Kane County Sheriff to Stonegate Mortgage Co; $167,000 977 Martinson Ct: Sold on or before 103116 by Andrew F Scott to Patrick Kenneavy & Jennifer Kenneavy; $272,000


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6N650 Crestwood Dr: Sold on or before 102816 by Jon R Fox to Yeimi Aguilar; $270,000 Continued from page 57 705 Fellows St: Sold on or before 102716 by Raymond Dieter to Rinaldo Daccardo & by Alice G Rondoni to Darragh Staunton & Alyse Daccardo; $265,000 Melanie Staunton; $390,000 801 Indiana Ave: Sold on or before 102716 37W168 Baker Hill Ct: Sold on or before by Leffler Enterprises Llc to Nathan A 102716 by Tschetter Trust to Daniel Leffler; $255,000 Lydigsen & Jennifer Lydigsen; $520,000 811 Crossing Way: Sold on or before 102816 38W785 Lookout Ln: Sold on or before by Kane County Sheriff to Ditech Financial 102816 by Wilmington Trust Na Trustee Llc; $190,000 to Paramjit S Bawa & Arvindpreet J Bawa; 903 Wildrose Springs Dr: Sold on or before $491,000 102716 by Simon B Pumell to Eric T Miller; 39W958 Carl Sandburg Rd: Sold on or $410,000 before 102816 by John C Oeste to Zachary B 915 Illinois Ave: Sold on or before 103116 by Sandine & Julie Sandine; $415,000 Carousel Enterprises Llc to Ronald J Stein412 North Ave: Sold on or before 103116 bacher & Anthony Martin; $352,000 by Barbara G Stidwill to Marchese Trust; 965 Reserve Dr: Sold on or before 110116 $327,500 by Meritus Homes Inc to County Of Kane; 41W070 Brown Rd: Sold on or before 103116 $786,000 by Phillip I Kosmala to David Haegeland & Stacy J Haegeland; $570,000 South Elgin 42W510 Hidden Springs Dr: Sold on or 142 Bunkerhill Ave: Sold on or before 110716 before 102816 by Millennium Bank to by Federal Home Loan Mortgage Cor to Hiddenspring Llc; $294,000 Meghan Surta; $160,000 43W239 Hazelwood Trl: Sold on or before 17 Stratford Ct: Sold on or before 110316 by 102816 by James E Pfleeger to Randall J Katherine G Swanson to Jonthan C Ongstad Erickson & Kim K Erickson; $300,000 & Stacie L Amodeo; $285,000 4N465 Norton Glen Blvd: Sold on or before 335 Melinda Dr: Sold on or before 110316 102816 by K Hovnanian At Norton Lake Llc by Roberta Hammond to Phillip J Nichols & to Charles C Dodson & Bobette K Dodson; Tosha R Nichols; $145,000 $513,500 367 Oak St: Sold on or before 110716 63 White Oak Cir 6: Sold on or before 110116 by Gregory G Farder to Richard Hugh; by Kane County Sheriff to Kimshak Llc $232,500 Series H; $131,700 37 Ione Dr D: Sold on or before 110816 by

Carol M Standlee to Sandra Stoll; $150,000 735 Glenwood Dr: Sold on or before 110416 by Pulte Home Corp to Michael W Atkins & Danielle Atkins; $357,000 8 Ione Dr: Sold on or before 110316 by Patrick Fidler to Tanoy Saisnith; $185,500 1 Gladys Ct: Sold on or before 102716 by Fannie Mae to Damdy Chanthalangsy & Bounthavy Chanthalangsy; $190,000 1455 Burke Ln: Sold on or before 103116 by Richard S Peters to Steven J Flynn; $208,000 1975 Sagebrook Dr: Sold on or before 102816 by K Hovnanian At Sagebrook Llc to Raymond T Eng & Tracy Ann Eng; $389,500 295 Courtland Dr: Sold on or before 110216 by Andrew J Martin to Matthew Christensen & Lindsay Christensen; $397,500 598 Juli Dr: Sold on or before 102716 by Jason Goldsten to Richard J Barnett & Layne Winizrczyk; $229,000 636 Schneider Dr: Sold on or before 110216 by Timothy Carney to Carney & Co Inc; $310,000 671 Glenwood Dr: Sold on or before 102716 by Pulte Home Corp to Mark E Lazzara & Stacy Lazzara; $447,500 705 Dean Dr F: Sold on or before 102816 by Piyush Agrawal to Vikas Agrawal & Sarika Agrawal; $87,000 76 Ione Dr D: Sold on or before 110116 by Philip C Smith to John D Huffman & Laura A Huffman; $176,000 791 Brookline St: Sold on or before 102716 by Richard T Bennett to Johanna Ayala & Miguel Epting; $265,000

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the minors declared wards of the Adjudication was filed under the the change of name(s) of Cecile Admitting the Will to Probate, you

Upon payment in full of the hearing and show cause against IN THE INTEREST OF: court under the Act. THE COURT Juvenile Court Act by Joseph H. Maria Lamantia to Cecelia Marie may file a petition with the Court to 66 CLASSIFIEDamount • Thursday, December 1, 2016 County Ava Benson / KCChronicle.com bid, the purchaser shall the petition, •the Kane allegations of the Chronicle HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PRO- McMahon, through his Designee in Witt pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21- contest the validity of the Will as

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS Ditech Financial LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. James L. Pyfer II a/k/a James L. Pyfer; et. al. DEFENDANTS 15CH 01287 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/29/2016, Donald E. Kramer, the Sheriff of Kane County, Illinois will on 1/5/17 at the hour of 9:00AM at Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, Room JC 100 St. Charles, IL 60175, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Kane and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 9 OF MILL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD "B", IN BLACKBERRY TOWNSHIP, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 11-12-277-003 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 39W188 Weaver Lane Geneva, IL 60134 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation

receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/ expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-15-16921. I708142 (Published in the Geneva Kane County Chronicle, November 24, 2016 December 1, 8, 2016)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF: Isabella Zwarton MINORS GEN. NO. 15JA52 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN: Crystal Zwarton Take notice that on the 11th day of July, 2016, Petitions for Termination of Parental Rights were filed under the Juvenile Court Act by Joseph H. McMahon, through his Designee in the Circuit Court of Kane County entitled "IN THE INTEREST OF Isabella Zwarton, MINOR(S)" and that on December 22, 2016 in courtroom #140 of the Kane County Courthouse, Geneva, Illinois, at 1:30 PM or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING will be held upon the petitions to have the minors declared wards of the court under the Act. THE COURT HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROCEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF THE MINORS, TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION. YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN. IF THE PETITION REQUESTS THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION, YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN. Unless you appear you will not be entitled to further written notices or publication notices of the proceedings in this case, including the filing of an amended petition or a motion to terminate parental rights. Now, unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order or judgment entered.

petition may stand admitted as MINORS GEN. NO. 15JA61 against you and each of you, and NOTICE BY PUBLICATION an order or judgment entered.

Thomas M. Hartwell NOTICE IS GIVEN: Daniel Benson Clerk Dated: November 18, 2016 Take notice that on the 20th day of June, 2016, Petitions for Termina(Published in the Geneva Kane tion of Parental Rights were filed County Chronicle on November 24, under the Juvenile Court Act by December 1, 8, 2016) 1245384 Joseph H. McMahon, through his Designee in the Circuit Court of Kane County entitled "IN THE INTEREST OF Ava Benson, MIPUBLIC NOTICE NOR(S)" and that on January 9, 2016 in courtroom #140 of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Kane County Courthouse, Geneva, FOR THE SIXTEENTH Illinois, at 1:30 PM or as soon JUDICIAL CIRCUIT thereafter as this cause may be KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS heard, a TERMINATION OF JUVENILE DIVISION PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING will be held upon the petitions to have the minors declared wards of the IN THE INTEREST OF: court under the Act. THE COURT Isabella Zwarton HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROMINORS CEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU GEN. NO. 15JA52 THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANNOTICE BY PUBLICATION SHIP OF THE MINORS, TO TERMINOTICE IS GIVEN: John Doe and NATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN Unknown Fathers WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO Take notice that on the 11th day of ADOPTION. YOU MAY LOSE ALL July, 2016, Petitions for Termina- PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILtion of Parental Rights were filed DREN. IF THE PETITION REQUESTS under the Juvenile Court Act by THE TERMINATION OF YOUR Joseph H. McMahon, through his PARENTAL RIGHTS AND THE APDesignee in the Circuit Court POINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN WITH of Kane County entitled "IN POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTHE INTEREST OF Isabella Zwarton, TION, YOU MAY LOSE ALL MINOR(S)" and that on December PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR 22, 2016 in courtroom #140 of CHILDREN. Unless you appear you the Kane County Courthouse, will not be entitled to further written Geneva, Illinois, at 1:30 PM or as notices or publication notices of the soon thereafter as this cause may proceedings in this case, including be heard, a TERMINATION OF the filing of an amended petition or PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING will a motion to terminate parental be held upon the petitions to have rights. Now, unless you appear at the the minors declared wards of the court under the Act. THE COURT hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROCEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU petition may stand admitted as THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIAN- against you and each of you, and SHIP OF THE MINORS, TO TERMI- an order or judgment entered. NATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, Thomas M. Hartwell AND TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN Clerk WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION. YOU MAY LOSE ALL Dated: November 18, 2016 PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN. IF THE PETITION REQUESTS (Published in the Geneva Kane THE TERMINATION OF YOUR County Chronicle on November 24, PARENTAL RIGHTS AND THE AP- December 1, 8, 2016) 1245391 POINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION, YOU MAY LOSE ALL PUBLIC NOTICE PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN. Unless you appear you IN THE CIRCUIT COURT will not be entitled to further written FOR THE SIXTEENTH notices or publication notices of the JUDICIAL CIRCUIT proceedings in this case, including KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS the filing of an amended petition or JUVENILE DIVISION a motion to terminate parental rights. Now, unless you appear at the IN THE INTEREST OF: hearing and show cause against Morgan Smith the petition, the allegations of the MINORS petition may stand admitted as GEN. NO. 15JA63 against you and each of you, and NOTICE BY PUBLICATION an order or judgment entered. NOTICE IS GIVEN: Jennifer Smith Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk Take notice that on the 23rd day of Dated: November 18, 2016 June, 2016, Petitions for Termination of Parental Rights were filed (Published in the Geneva Kane under the Juvenile Court Act by County Chronicle on November 24, Joseph H. McMahon, through his December 1, 8, 2016) 1245387 Designee in the Circuit Court of Kane County entitled "IN THE INTEREST OF Morgan Smith, MINOR(S)" and that on January PUBLIC NOTICE 11, 2017 in courtroom #140 of the Kane County Courthouse, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Geneva, Illinois, at 1:30 PM or as FOR THE SIXTEENTH soon thereafter as this cause may JUDICIAL CIRCUIT be heard, a TERMINATION OF KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING will JUVENILE DIVISION be held upon the petitions to have the minors declared wards of the IN THE INTEREST OF: court under the Act. THE COURT Ava Benson HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROMINORS CEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU GEN. NO. 15JA61 THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANNOTICE BY PUBLICATION SHIP OF THE MINORS, TO TERMI-

CEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF THE MINORS, TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION. YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN. IF THE PETITION REQUESTS THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION, YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILDREN. Unless you appear you will not be entitled to further written notices or publication notices of the proceedings in this case, including the filing of an amended petition or a motion to terminate parental rights. Now, unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order or judgment entered.

Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk Dated: November 22, 2016 (Published in the Geneva Kane County Chronicle on December 1, 8, 15, 2016) 1246056

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY GENEVA, ILLINOIS First State Bank - Mendota Plaintiff, vs. Jennifer Yost; Jordan Yost; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Robin K. Yost; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as Special Representative for Robin K. Yost (deceased) Defendants. Case No. 16 CH 00973 Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Robin Yost, that on October 27, 2016, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. 630-420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above-named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 13 S. Cherrytree Court, North Aurora, IL 60542. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on November 24, December 1, 8, 2016) 1245058

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF: Lynette Hayes MINORS GEN. NO. 16JA91 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN: Kimberly Salas Take notice that on the 22nd day of September, 2016, Petitions for Adjudication was filed under the Juvenile Court Act by Joseph H. McMahon, through his Designee in the Circuit Court of Kane County entitled "IN THE INTEREST OF Lynette Hayes,

the Circuit Court of Kane County entitled "IN THE INTEREST OF Lynette Hayes, MINOR(S)" and that on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in courtroom #140 of the Kane County Courthouse, Geneva, Illinois, at 1:30 PM or as soon thereafter as this cause may be heard, an ADJUDICATORY HEARING will be held upon the petitions to have the minor declared wards of the court under the Act. THE COURT HAS AUTHORITY IN THIS PROCEEDING TO TAKE FROM YOU THE CUSTODY AND GUARDIANSHIP OF THE MINORS, TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION. YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF THE PETITION REQUESTS THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN WITH POWER TO CONSENT TO ADOPTION, YOU MAY LOSE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. Unless you appear you will not be entitled to further written notices or publication notices of the proceedings in this case, including the filing of an amended petition or a motion to terminate parental rights. Now, unless you appear at the hearing and show cause against the petition, the allegations of the petition may stand admitted as against you and each of you, and an order or judgment entered. Thomas M. Hartwell Clerk Dated: November 21, 2016

provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). Dated 11/15/16 at St. Charles, Illi- 8.The estate will be administrated nois without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates indepen/s/ Cecelia Marie Witt dent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under (Published in the Kane County Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Chronicle on November 24, DeAct (755 ILCS 5/28-4). cember 1, 8, 2016) 1245063 101 et seq.

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 16 MR 1399 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that on January 20, 2017, in Courtroom No. 250, of the Kane County Courthouse, 100 South Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter may heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for the change of name of Jenny Lyn Taylor Ton to the new name of Jenny Lyn Ton pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21-101 et seq. /s/ jenny Lyn Ton Petitioner (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on December 1, 8, 15, 2016) 1247518

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF (Published in the Geneva Kane (DECEDENT): County Chronicle on December 1, Name: JAMES A. BUCCIERI 2016) 1246060 Address: 4N679 CHALLEDON COURT City, State, Zip: ELBURN, IL 60119 PUBLIC NOTICE Date and Place of Death: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT AUGUST 16, 2016 FOR THE SIXTEENTH Gen. No. 16 P 539 JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUBLICATION NOTICE KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION 16 MR 1074 TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, NOTICE OF PUBLICATION UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES REGARDING NAME CHANGE Public notice is hereby given that 1.Notice is hereby given of the on November 18th, 2016, in death of JAMES A. BUCCIERI who Courtroom No. 250, of the Kane died on AUGUST 16, 2016, a resiCounty Courthouse, 100 South dent of ELBURN, Illinois. Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the 2.The Representative for the estate hour of 9:00 a.m. or as soon is: ALBERT BUCCIERI, 512 Tuscanny thereafter as this matter may heard, Street, Brandon, FL 33511 a Petition will be heard in said 3.The Attorney for the estate is: Courtroom for the change of name Michelle Bugajsky, O'Flaherty Law P.C., 5002 Main Street Suite 201, of Hunter Yallon De Angeles to Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515 the new name of Hunter Yallon 4.Claims against the estate may be Gull pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21filed on or before May 24, 2017. 101 et seq. Claims against the estate may be /s/ Felicia Gull filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Petitioner Court, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 or with the Repre(Published in the Kane County sentative, or both Any claim not filed Chronicle on November 24, Dewithin that period is barred. Copies cember 1, 8, 2016) 1245038 of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within PUBLIC NOTICE 10 days after it has been filed. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 5. On October 25, 2016 an Order SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT admitting the Will to Probate, appointing the Representative was enKANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS tered. 6.Within forty-two (42) days after CASE NO: 16 MR 1321 the effective date of the original OrNOTICE OF PUBLICATION der Admitting the Will to Probate, REGARDING NAME CHANGE you may file a petition with the Public notice is hereby given that Court to require proof of the validity on January 20, 2017, in Court- of the Will by testimony or witnesses room No. 250, of the Kane County to the Will in open Court, or other Courthouse, 100 South Third evidence, as provided in Article VI Street, Geneva, Illinois, at the hour 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). of 9:00 AM or as soon thereafter as 7.Within six (6) months after the this matter may be heard, a Petition will be heard in said Courtroom for effective date of the original Order the change of name(s) of Cecile Admitting the Will to Probate, you Maria Lamantia to Cecelia Marie may file a petition with the Court to Witt pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/21- contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of 101 et seq. the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). Dated 11/15/16 at St. Charles, Illi- 8.The estate will be administrated

/s/Albert Buccieri

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on November 24, December 1, 8, 2016) 1245474

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

IN THE ESTATE OF Gary Lee Crossin, Deceased. Case No. 2016 P 590 PUBLICATION NOTICE OF CLAIM DATE Notice is given of the death of Gary Lee Crossin on October 15, 2016, and Letters of Office were issued on November 8, 2016 to Erich Crossin as Independent Administrator, whose attorney is Strohschein Law Group, LLC, 455 Dunham Road, Suite 200, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Claims may be filed on or before the 25 day of May, 2017, or six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Claim Date, whichever is later, and any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Claims against the Estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Kane County Judicial Center, 540 South Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60174, or with the representative, or both. Within 10 days after a claimant files its claim with the Court, the claimant must mail or deliver a copy of the claim to the representative AND to its attorney of record AND file with the Court proof of mailing or delivery of said copies. Bridget Wrobel, Attorney No. 6276202 STROHSCHEIN LAW GROUP, LLC 455 Dunham Road, Suite 200 St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 377-3241 Bridget@StrohscheinLawGroup.com

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on December 1, 8, 15, 2016) 1247529

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RONALD L. PALMER DECEASED. Case No. 16 P 592

CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of RONALD L. PALMER of Elgin, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on November 9, 2016 to WENDY PALMER whose attorney is Robert C. Becker, Jr., 213 West Main Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135.

Claims agianst the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at The Kane County Court House, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of issuance of letters and any claim not filed with-


the Court at The Kane County Court House, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174, or with the representative, or both, within 6 months from the date of issuance of letters and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

the following date and time: Before P. Burke Brown County Courthouse 100 S Jefferson Room 100 Green Bay WI December 5, 2016 Time: 11 AM or as soon as the matter may be heard to show cause (give reasons) why the requests in the affidavit should not be granted. If you do not appear as indicated, the court may proceed THOMAS M. HARTWELL without you and grant the request. (Clerk of the Circuit Court) IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: (Published in the Kane County • a copy of the order to show Chronicle, November 17, 24 & De- cause and affidavit must be cember 1, 2016.)1243058 personally served upon all other parties at least 5 business days PUBLIC NOTICE before the date of the hearing. See IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE the Service Packet (FA-5000) for SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT more information. • both parties must bring to court KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF their fully completed, dated, and (DECEDENT): signed Financial Disclosure Name: DAVID S. DIAZ Statement and all required Address: 1364 Illinois Parkway attachments. City, State, Zip: Elgin, Illinois 60123 BY THE COURT: Date and Place of Death: Novem- Circuit Court Commissioner ber 2, 2016, Elgin, Illinois 11/16/16 Case No. 2016 P 599 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO: CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS (ONLY) 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of David S. Diaz, who died on November 2, 2016, a resident of Elgin, Kane County, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Carlos A. Torres Diaz, 1364 Illinois Parkway, Elgin, Illinois 60123. 3. The Attorney for the Estate is: Philip J. Piscopo, Cooper Storm & Piscopo, 117 S. Second Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134 4. Claims may be filed on or before June 1, 2017. Claims against the Estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney with 10 days after it has been filed. 5. The Estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). /s/ Carlos A. Torres Diaz Signature of Executor

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle November 24, 2016 December 1, 8, 2016)1244987

PUBLIC NOTICE Lien Sale Notice for Publication Notice is hereby given that a disposal of property will be Held on 12/9/2016 at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at 1690 Shanahan Drive, Kane County, in the city of South Elgin, state of Illinois. AAA Storage, Inc will dispose of said property to satisfy the lien on the property stored at AAA Storage, Inc, 1690 & 1685 Shanahan Drive South Elgin, Illinois, 60l77 by the following person(s)Nancy Vargas, unit D28, and Alberto G6. Beltran,unit This notice is being published on 12/1/2016 and 12/8/2016 in the Kane County Chronicle in accordance with the S.S.S. Act SHA Chapter 114 Paragraph 801 et seq. (Illinois Law) This disposiis subject to prior tion cancellation in the event of settlement between AAA Storage, Inc and the obligated party. This disposition is not open to the public. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on December 1, 8, 2016) 1246092

PUBLIC NOTICE BLACKBERRY TOWNSHIP PRE-FILING NOTICE

710 Western Avenue, Geneva, Illinois 60134 or phone 630-2324542. The taxing district has estimated its equalized assessed valuation to secure new growth revenue and must adhere to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL or “tax cap” law). PTELL limits the increase over the prior year in the property tax extension of this taxing district to the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is .7%. (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on December 1, 2016) 1247510

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWNSHIP OF BLACKBERRY, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for Blackberry Township for 2016/17 will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. at the Blackberry Town Hall, 43W 390 Main Street Road, Elburn, IL 60119. Any persons desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Fred Dornback, Supervisor, 43W 390 Main Street Road, Elburn, IL 60119. (630) 365-9109 Lisa L. Hodge Blackberry Township Clerk 12/1/2016 (Published in the Elburn Herald on December 1, 2016) 1247520

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWNSHIP OF BLACKBERRY ROAD DISTRICT, KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for Blackberry Township Road District for 2016/17 will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at 6:55 p.m. at the Blackberry Town Hall 43W 390 Main Street Road, Elburn, IL 60119. Any persons desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contact Fred Dornback, Supervisor, 43W 390 Main Street Road, Elburn, IL 60119. (630) 3659109. Lisa L. Hodge Blackberry Township Clerk 12/1/2016

Public notice is hereby given that (Published in the Geneva Kane candidates may file their nominatCounty Chronicle on December 1, ing petitions in the Blackberry 8, 15, 2016) 1247451 Township Clerk's office at 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn, IL (Published in the Elburn Herald on 60119, on the following dates: December 1, 2016) 1247521 PUBLIC NOTICE December 12-16, 2016, from 8:30 am to 11:30am, and DecemSTATE OF WISCONSIN, ber 19, 2016, from 3 pm to 5 pm. CIRCUIT COURT, Lisa L. Hodge BROWN COUNTY Blackberry Township Clerk Petitioner/Joint Petitioner: 12/1/2016 PUBLIC NOTICE Adrian R Cornelius Sr 1409 Beech Tree Dr (Published in the Elburn Herald on Green Bay WI 54304 ASSUMED NAME December 1, 2016) 1246101 -vsPUBLICATION NOTICE Respondent/Joint Petitioner: PUBLIC NOTICE Belen Gardea Public Notice is hereby 949 Orchard Ct Batavia IL 60510 on Monday, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO given that APPROVE PROPOSED PROPERTY November 21, 2016, a cer2013FA000702 TAX LEVYFOR THE GENEVA PARK tificate was filed in the office Order To Show Cause and to DISTRICT of the County Clerk of Kane Change: Legal Custody and County, Illinois, setting forth Physical Placement A public hearing to approve a pro- the names and addresses of Filed November 16, 2016 posed tax levy for the Geneva Park all persons owning, conductCLERK OF COURTS District, Kane County, Illinois for ing and transacting the busiBROWN COUNTY, WI 2016 will be held on December AMENDED 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Geneva ness known as: The State of Wisconsin (Child Park District Offices,710 Western AR BAGEL Support Agency) is not a party to Avenue, Geneva, Illinois. Any perthis action. son desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to located at: The Afficavit was filed on the taxing district may contact 2112 W Galena Blvd Ste 8 10/26/16, IT IS ORDERED THAT Sheavoun Lambillotte, Secretary of Apt 412 Belen Gardea appear in person at the Board, Geneva Park District, Aurora, IL, 60506 the following date and time: 710 Western Avenue, Geneva, IlliBefore P. Burke nois 60134 or phone 630-232- Dated: 11/21/2016 4542. Brown County Courthouse 100 S Jefferson Room 100 The taxing district has estimated its /s/ John A. Cunningham Green Bay WI equalized assessed valuation to seKane County Clerk December 5, 2016 cure new growth revenue and must

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located at: 17N326 Ketchum Road /s/ John A. Cunningham Hampshire, IL, 60140 Kane County Clerk Dated: 11/09/2016 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on Decem- (Published in the Kane /s/ John A. Cunningham ber 1, 8, 15, 2016) County Chronicle on Kane County Clerk 1246085 November 17, 24, December 1, 2016 1242012 (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on PUBLIC NOTICE November 17, 24, 1, 2016) ASSUMED NAME PUBLIC NOTICE December 1243025 PUBLICATION NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby PUBLICATION NOTICE given that on Wednesday, PUBLIC NOTICE November 16, 2016, a cer- Public Notice is hereby tificate was filed in the office given that ASSUMED NAME on Thursday, of the County Clerk of Kane November 10, 2016, a cerPUBLICATION NOTICE County, Illinois, setting forth tificate was filed in the office the names and addresses of of the County Clerk of Kane Public Notice is hereby given that all persons owning, conduct- County, Illinois, setting forth on Monday, November 14, 2016, ing and transacting the busi- the names and addresses of a certificate was filed in the ness known as: all persons owning, conduct- office of the County Clerk of Kane ing and transacting the busi- County, Illinois, setting forth the Avani Counseling names and addresses of all ness known as: persons owning, conducting and located at: transacting the business known as: Floyd Hawkins 28 S 5th Street Geneva, IL, 60134 Oracle Business Planning located at: 219 West Main Street Dated: 11/16/2016 located at: St. Charles, IL 60174 4N647 Faireno Drive, /s/ John A. Cunningham Dated: 11/10/2016 Elburn, IL, 60119 Kane County Clerk /s/ John A. Cunningham Dated: 11/14/2016 (Published in the Kane Kane County Clerk County Chronicle on /s/ John A. Cunningham November 24, December 1, (Published in the Kane Kane County Clerk 8, 2016) 1245505 County Chronicle on November 17, 24, (Published in the Kane County December 1, 2016) Chronicle on November 24, PUBLIC NOTICE 1243024 December 1, 8, 2016 1245163 /s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 14, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Brite Side Painting located at: 139 N. 11th Ave St. Charles, IL, 60174

Dated: 11/02/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 02, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Development Consulting

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle on November 17, 24, December 1, 2016) 1243028

PUBLIC NOTICE

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(Published in the (Published in Kane the County Kane County Chronicle on Chronicle November 10, on November 10, 1,17, 24, 17, and December 2016) 2016) 1241995

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 09, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as:

Public Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 07, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as:

Mark Carpentry

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1241995

located at: 12270 Songbird Ln Huntley, IL, 60142

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Public Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 01, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as:

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on November 24, December 1, 8, 2016) 1245406

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

classified@shawsuburban.com

Public Notice is hereby given that on Friday, November 18, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as:

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

Dated: 11/10/2016

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE

/s/ John A. Cunningham Kane County Clerk

PATRICIA W SCHULER AND MALIA MUNUSUE have ceased doing business under the above named business and has no further connection with or financial interest in the above named business carried on under such an assumed name.

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ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

Dated: 11/01/2016

which certificate sets forth the following changes in the operation thereof:

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on Public Notice is hereby November 17, 24, Decemgiven that on Tuesday, ber 1, 2016) 1243018 November 08, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as:

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

located at: 1360 N. Lyle Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123

located at 830 Cleveland 67 CLASSIFIED Ave, Batavia, IL, 60510

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

located at: 17N326 Ketchum Road /s/ John A. Cunningham Hampshire, IL, 60140

Dated: 11/02/2016

Dated: 11/7/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

located at: 1881 CAMERON DRIVE /s/ John A. Cunningham Hampshire, IL, 60140 Kane County Clerk Dated: 11/18/2016

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on November 24, December 1, 8, 2016) 1245500

located at: 12270 Songbird Ln Huntley, IL, 60142

(Published in the Kane County Chronicle on November 17, 24, December 1, 2016) 1243036

Dated: 11/14/2016

located at: 2324 W Gary Lane, Geneva, IL 60134

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Kane County Chronicle / KCChronicle.com • Thursday, December 1, 2016 •

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 14, 2016, a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as: Tableside Catering located at: 1218 Forest Dr, Elgin, IL, 60123 Dated: 11/14/2016

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Publisher's Notice: All real estate /s/ John A. Cunningham advertising in Kane County Clerk this newspaper is subject to the (Published in the Kane County Fair Housing Act Chronicle on November 24, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preferDecember 1, 8, 2016 1245155 ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, relisex, handicap, familial PUBLIC NOTICE gion, status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such SUPPLEMENTAL preference, limitation of discrimination." Familial status includes ASSUMED NAME children under the age of 18 livPUBLICATION NOTICE ing with parents or legal custoPublic Notice is hereby dians, pregnant women and given that on Thursday, people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper November 10, 2016 a cer- will not knowingly accept any tificate was filed in the office advertising for real estate which of the County Clerk of is in violation of the law. Our Kane County, Illinois, con- readers are hereby informed that cerning the business known all dwellings advertised in this as newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. Nature's Rooted Wisdom To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at located at 830 Cleveland 1-800-669-9777. Ave, Batavia, IL, 60510 which certificate sets forth the The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is following changes in the op1-800-927-9275 eration thereof:


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