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ON THE COVER Marion Blumenthal Lazan speaks to students and residents at Plano Middle School on Feb. 8. Lazan is a survivor of the Nazi concentration camp BergenBelsen. See story on page 1 of the Countywide section. Photo by Tony Scott - tscott@kendallcountynow.com

Two officers receive promotions By LYLE R. ROLFE news@kendallcountynow.com Plano Police Chief Jonathan Whowell was in the limelight at Monday’s City Council meeting when his officers, their families and friends packed the chambers. But it was for good reason. Two of his officers were being promoted by Mayor Bob Hausler and were sworn into their new positions by City Attorney Tom Grant in front of the standing-room-only audience. Each officer was surrounded by his family and the chief as he accepted his promotion. Sgt. Norm Allison was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant with a new

salary of $91,362. Officer Roberto Hernandez was promoted to replace Allison in the sergeant position at a salary of $70,900. Both men were prepared for the swearing-in, dressed in the proper uniforms to show their new ranks. City business took a short intermission as time was taken for the promoted officers to pose for photos with their families, Chief Whowell and their fellow officers. Following the promotion, Whowell asked council members for permission to hire two additional police officers. He said two of the three that were last hired will not be staying with the department. One of them did not pass his physical during training at the Police

Academy and the other one decided against becoming a police officer partway through the training, Whowell said. The third one of the three is doing well at the Academy and is expected to graduate soon, he said. He could not say when the two additional officers will be hired, but said they will be sent to the academy for training as soon as possible after joining the department. Upon graduation they will be assigned to a shift and their new duties.     Whowell reported that the SUV recently purchased for his department has been outfitted in police gear, was put in use about two weeks ago and is working out as expected.

Blog: Farnsworth House movie in works By TONY SCOTT tscott@kendallcountynow.com A film on the architect and first owner of the Farnsworth House in Plano is apparently in the works, according to a news report. Roger Friedman of the film blog Hollywood411 has reported that Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal have found a script they like for a drama about famed architect Mies van der Rohe and his client, Dr. Edith Farnsworth, who hired him to design the Farnsworth House as a country retreat in the 1940s. The news has not been confirmed by other sources. Maurice Parrish, executive director of the Farnsworth House, said he has not been contacted about the film. “We are aware of the story that’s circulating concerning plans to make a film about the Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe, its architect and his client, Dr. Edith Farnsworth,” he said. “However, we have not been contacted by anyone representing the project. We have no knowledge of any specific plans for this film to be made, or of what the involvement of the Farnsworth House will be, if any.” However, Parrish said he was glad

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A film is supposedly in the works about famous architect Mies van der Rohe and Dr. Edith Farnsworth, his client who had Mies build the Farnsworth House as a country retreat in Plano. to see the story and the Farnsworth House generating interest. “We are encouraged by how much interest this story is generating,” he said. “Hopefully, this will lead more people to explore why the Farnsworth House is such an architectural icon, and learn more about the relationship between Mies and Dr. Farnsworth.”

The Farnsworth House, which sits on 58 acres at 14520 River Road in Plano, was purchased at auction by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Landmarks Illinois and several individual donors in December of 2003 for $7.5 million. The National Trust currently operates Farnsworth House as a museum, and public tours are available.

CORRECTION Plano High School principal Eric Benson did not submit a letter of resignation as reported in an article published in last Thursday’s Plano Record. In a statement, Benson said he did

not voluntarily resign as principal effective at that Benson be reassigned and the school the end of the current school year nor has he board voted on and approved that recomrequested reassignment. The school district’s mendation Feb. 6. administration made the recommendation We regret the error.

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By TONY SCOTT tscott@kendallcountynow.com The Kendall County Board will continue to meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. and the third Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m., despite a proposal by some board members to change the schedule to two evening meetings. The board voted 5-5 Feb. 7 on a proposal by board member Tony Giles to change the regular meeting schedule to two night meetings a month. Giles, Chairman Scott Gryder and board members Audra Hendrix, Matthew Prochaska and Elizabeth Flowers

voted in favor of the change, while Matthew Kellogg, Bob Davidson, Lynn Cullick, John Purcell and Judy Gilmour voted against it. The board needed seven positive votes to make a change in its rules of order, so the motion failed. Giles, a teacher, had argued that changing the schedule to two evening Tony Giles meetings would allow more people who work during the day to attend the meetings. However, Kellogg said the current schedule is preferable, as it allows people with different sched-

ules to attend meetings either at night or in the morning. Davidson also said it’s easier to access county staff during the morning meetings if the board has questions about an issue, and elected county officials are more likely to show up during the morning meetings. Giles said that “a common theme” when he was walking door to door during the election was that the County Board has an “elitist mentality.” He said the “majority of the people can make an evening meeting.” Purcell pointed to the mostly empty room and said people don’t attend the evening meetings.

SHAW MEDIA The Indian Valley Vocational Center SkillsUSA members will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 12, at the Sandwich Fire Department at 310 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. All proceeds will go towards funding the SkillsUSA state trip to Springfield. Tickets will be $6 at the door or will be sold for $5 in advance. There will be homecooked pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverages, as well as a “Split the Pot” raffle. Over the course of the year, IVVC students have been working in preparation for a leadership competition. This competition is part of the SkillsUSA club, led by Project Lead the Way instructor David Hoskins and EMT-Basic instructor Sarah Speerly. SkillsUSA is a leadership club where high school and college students can gain leadership skills as well as practice skills related to their vocational class. At the end of April, those who qualify will have the opportunity to practice their skills down in Springfield in the state competition. Earlier this year some of the SkillsUSA student leaders traveled to the Technology Center of DuPage, where they had the opportunity to gain knowledge of the competitions. These students brought home two first-place awards, one second-place award, and one third-place award. The competing students returned to share what they learned with the other SkillsUSA members. For advance tickets to the pancake breakfast, see any SkillsUSA member or purchase them at the IVVC office, 600 Lions Road, Sandwich, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

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Vietnam memorial on way to county By TONY SCOTT tscott@kendallcountynow.com Kendall County Board members learned about the Vietnam Moving Wall coming to Oswego this summer at a recent meeting. Dave Krahn of Oswego, who is co-chairing the event with Herschel Luckinbill of Montgomery, said the event will take place June 29 through July 3 at Prairie Point Community Park along Plainfield Road. The event is a joint effort between the village of Oswego, the Oswegoland Park District, School District 308, Oswego Chamber of Commerce, and the Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club. The Moving Wall is a three-fifths scale version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Like the full-size memorial, the Moving Wall bears the names of the

more 58,000 U.S. Servicemen and women who lost their lives in Vietnam by the time U.S. involvement ended in 1975. The Moving Wall has traveled to 1,300 cities, and was in Aurora in 2013, according to Krahn. It was built in 1984 and is 253 feet long, he said. Included on the site during the Moving Wall event will be displays of military equipment and a healing field, which will be a field of 2,017 American flags, Krahn said. The flags will be available to purchase, he said. The organizers are seeking more than 2,000 volunteers to handle the reading of names on the wall, traffic control, assisting visitors and other help. The cost to host the Moving Wall in Oswego, along with logistics and other costs, is approximately $50,000 for the four-day event, Krahn said.

The organizers are seeking donations and sponsorships from individuals, clubs and organizations, and businesses. A fundraiser called Operation Salute & Boogie will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 31 at Fox Valley Kickers Club, 1015 Harvey Road in Oswego. Those interested need to RSVP by March 25 to Krahn at krahn.david@gmail.com, 630-373-3299, or 515 Danbury Drive, Oswego, IL 60543. County Board Chairman Scott Gryder, who is on the host committee for the fundraiser, thanked Krahn for visiting the board and raising awareness about the event. “This is a great thing for Kendall County to have this, as well as the village of Oswego,” Gryder said. “The Veterans Assistance Commission is going to be a sponsor and they also are going to have information for veterans here in the county.”

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Dave Krahn, co-chair of the Vietnam Moving Wall event in Oswego, announces the event last summer. The Moving Wall is a threefifths scale version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. It travels the country and will be in Oswego this summer.

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Deep winter in Illinois can be a stressful time – even in this modern age – especially when the weather closes down and we’re forced to deal with frigid temperatures, short days, long nights, and frequent storms and wind. So just imagine what life must have been like for the families who came west and settled the lonely prairies in the 1830s. Prairie life, especially for pioneer women, consisted of lonely weeks of dull, isolated routine and drudgery, occasionally – very occasionally – punctuated by moments of sheer terror. Writing in her old age, Juliette M. Kinzie, wife of John H. Kinzie Jr., left one of the first accounts by a woman of what life was like during the settlement period in the few, tiny settlements sprinkled across northern Illinois. Juliette’s husband, John Kinzie, son of the founder of modern Chicago, was an Indian agent and trader stationed at today’s Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. In 1831, he and Juliette traveled overland to Chicago roughly following what would become, three years later, the southern road from Chicago to Galena. On the way, they stopped at Dixon’s Ferry (now Dixon, Illinois) and eventually crossed the Fox River near Oswego on their way east. The women Mrs. Kinzie met on her trip ranged from Mrs. Oliver Kellogg, settled with her husband in Kellogg’s Grove (now Timm’s Grove in Stephenson County) to Mrs. Bernard Lawton, who was living near the present site of Riverside on the Des Plaines River. Mrs. Kinzie described Mrs. Kellogg as “a very respectable-looking matron” who set a surprisingly good table, despite her isolation at Kellogg’s Grove. After a hard, cold eastward march across the prairie, the Kinzies’ party reached the Fox River. They were fortunate to cross just before a winter storm hit. The party stayed overnight

REFLECTIONS Roger Matile at Peter Specie’s cabin in Specie Grove, just south of modern Oswego. After another day’s travel, they arrived at Lawton’s inn on the Des Plaines. The sharp-eyed Mrs. Kinzie described Lawton’s inn as “very comfortable... carpeted, and with a warm stove.” However, young Mrs. Lawton was not at all happy with her life on the Illinois frontier. Her husband was not only an innkeeper, but was also an Indian trader. His brother, David, was the husband of Waish-kee-shaw, a Potawatomi woman who was given a land grant in 1829, part of which is today’s Waa Kee Sha Park southeast of Oswego. According to Mrs. Kinzie: “Mrs. Lawton was a young woman, and not ill-looking. She complained bitterly of the loneliness of her condition, and having been ‘brought out there into the woods; which was a thing she had not expected when she came from the East.’ We did not ask her with what expectations she had come to a wild, unsettled country; but we tried to comfort her with the assurance that things would grow better in a few years.” Things hadn’t gotten much better a few years later when an English wheelwright, William P. Young, and his 17-year-old bride arrived in Chicago. There, Isaac Townsend persuaded them to work for him in what would one day be Kendall County at Townsend’s sawmill on Waish-keeshaw’s old reserve. When the couple arrived at the home of Townsend’s neighbor, William Davis, Mrs. Young was greeted by Davis’ Irish housekeeper, who exclaimed to the girl’s consternation, “I haven’t seen a woman in three months!”

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to the attack), Eleanor Pettigrew and her husband, Charles, and Mary Jane Hall and her husband, William, were all killed in the attack, along with nine other men and children. Prairie fires were most dangerous in the early spring and in the late fall when lightning set the dried prairie plants ablaze. The Fox Valley’s pioneer farmers kept fires away from their farmsteads in those early years by plowing a number of furrows around their farmsteads, while wives and children patrolled the fire break to make sure the blaze didn’t jump the plowed ground and set their farmsteads afire. Wrote Kendall County historian Photo provided by Little White School Museum Oliver Johnson in 1941: “Clouds of Juliette M. Kinzie left one of the first ac- smoke over the prairies were warncounts by a woman of what life was like in ings. Neighbors would hastily gather the few, tiny settlements sprinkled across from miles away to help fight prairie northern Illinois. fires.” Added to the day-to-day danger and In 1833, another pioneer couple, Mr. loneliness was the danger of childbirth and Mrs. Chester House, settled on the and just plain overwork. Mrs. Peter wide-open prairie of Kendall County’s Minkler arrived in Illinois from Albany County, New York, in May 1833 Seward Township. Mrs. House, who enjoyed what little company she could with her husband, Smith, and their find, kept a candle burning in her win- son and his family. Just a few months after arriving, however, Mrs. Minkler, dow each night. It was later said the weakened and ill due to the long, hard candle could be seen at a distance of journey, died. several miles across the prairie, servIt might seem amazing in this day ing as a welcome beacon for travelers. and age when risks are seen as things Added to the sometimes crushing to be avoided at all costs that women loneliness was the terror of the occawould have followed their husbands, sional Indian war and spring and fall prairie fires. The last Indian uprising, sons and fathers to the wild frontier that was Illinois in the 1830s, but they the Black Hawk War, erupted in the did. The grave risks the pioneers faced spring of 1832, forcing most of the Fox from natural disaster, war, disease Valley’s families to flee either to Chiand other hazards were all seen as cago or Ottawa. In the bloodiest attack on whites by normal and were accepted as such. Indians in the war, three women were Will our descendants going on two centuries from today look at life in killed in what has become known as the early 21st century with as much the Indian Creek Massacre in LaSalconsternation as we view that of our le County, just across the Kendall ancestors? County line, about an eighth of a mile upstream from the Fox River. Martha • Looking for more local history? Davis and her belligerent husband, Visit http://historyonthefox.wordWilliam (whose extreme antipathy press.com. towards local Native Americans led

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To the Editor: It saddens me greatly to report that the PBS program “Religion and Ethics News Weekly” is about to go off the air (March 3); however, here is a website where you can view full episodes: www.pbs.org/wnet/ religionandethics/category/full-episodes. One ties in with the 500th

year since the Reformation: it was Martin Luther, a stubborn monk and towering thinker, whose own spiritual crisis began a momentous religious revolution in 1517. A bit more recent is the story of Terry Waite, a remarkable negotiator who spent five years in captivity. I quote from the review of the program:    

“At the height of the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s over 100 foreign civilians were taken hostage by Islamic Jihad. As the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special envoy, Terry Waite conducted several successful missions to negotiate the release of numerous hostages. But in January • Continued on page 6

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College’s leaders make impact through work with nonprofits Having spent the majority of my rewarding professional career at Waubonsee Community College, the support and encouragement the college gives to employees to get involved with our communities has had the most impact on my life. The college’s encouragement to serve beyond our four campuses has supported my involvement on nonprofit boards for the last 22 years. Currently I am on the board of the Association for Individual Development (AID), and also serve as an advisory member for the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (AAIF), Ray Graham Parent’s Association and SPARK (Strong, Prepared, and Ready for Kindergarten) through the Fox Valley United Way, where I also serve on the Allocations Committee. Past board work has included the Aurora Study Circles, Quad County Urban League, Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board and a few terms as chair of the Fox Valley United Way. This service has allowed me to witness the social impact of those causes that benefit Waubonsee’s students and the community where I live and work. I’ve been able to build relationships with accomplished leaders in the community who give their time, talents and passions. By building relationships in our community, the college has been able to form partnerships that provide direct support to our students. Two of our more recent examples of such partnerships inspired through board involvement include work with AID and Mutual Ground. AID provides our Waubonsee Talk Line, which supports students during the hours when the college is closed and our counseling faculty are not available. Mutual Ground’s Emergency Response Coordinator has a regular presence on cam-

WAUBONSEE VOICES Dr. Melinda Tejada pus to provide resources and to help with college programming for sexual violence prevention and awareness. These are examples of how using community partnerships to support our students is a win for both the college and our community nonprofits. My work with community nonprofits has helped me to gain expertise on complex issues within our community, which helps me as a professional at Waubonsee and as a citizen. Board membership allows me to lead by my social values or mission and to work to make a significant impact in my community. Additionally, the leadership skills I have refined at Waubonsee have been a benefit to the community boards on which I serve. I want our community to see the college as a viable partner and the best way to do that is to be actively involved and understand the needs of our community. As part of our 50th anniversary celebration this year, Waubonsee has challenged our students, staff and faculty to give 50 hours of service to the community. As someone who adamantly believes in the “community” in community college, I have found it very rewarding to witness the service hours grow each month. I’m proud to be part of an organization that loves its community. I encourage everyone to seek out a community organization that speaks to your passions. You and your community have much to gain from the experience.

• Dr. Melinda Tejada is the vice president for student development at Waubonsee Community College.

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take us into memories of his later life, reminding us of the joy to be found in 1987, while on one of his many visits to meaningful work, and in the humanity we Beirut, he was captured himself. Impris- share with those around us.   oned for nearly five years, four of them “The book, ‘Out of the Silence,’ not in solitary confinement, he was chained, only offers a rare insight into one man’s beaten, frequently blindfolded, and experience in the throes of a bitter consubjected to a mock execution. In this flict of the past; it also bears witness to moving sequence of poems and reflecthe enduring power of forgiveness, truth tions Terry Waite recalls the highs and and reconciliation in the face of adverse lows of his life, both during that ordeal forces still at work in the world today.” and throughout the happier years of huThe show can be seen on Ch. 20, Sunmanitarian work that have followed. They day, 1 p.m. It ends March 3. give us a glimpse into the depths of faith, hope and love that sustained him through Rev. Bob Dell that intense time of suffering. They also Sandwich

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By TONY SCOTT tscott@kendallcountynow.com A grocer is eyeballing a Yorkville site south of the Fox River for one of his stores. Lynn Dubajic, the city’s economic development consultant, told the City Council’s Economic Development Committee that she and City Administrator Bart Olson were scheduled to meet with the grocer last week. “We actually have identified another new grocer, looking at a potential grocery store south of town,” she said at the Feb. 7 meeting. “As a matter of fact, I’m happy to report Friday morning Bart and I will be meeting with that individual at one of his grocery stores to tour that facility.” Dubajic, who did not elaborate on the exact location the grocer is looking at, told committee members the store would be a “perfect fit” for the area. “It would be a perfect fit,” she said. “About a 35,000-square-foot store, all the right departments including fresh meat, fresh veggies. So we’re hopeful

that he’ll be receptive. Conversations have gone well so far.” Dubajic also updated committee members on other projects she’s working on in town. She said developers are considering sites downtown. “I am continuing to work on downtown redevelopment with some private individuals looking at potentially doing some new development in the downtown area, and I’ll keep you posted on that,” she said. Dubajic said there is a “significant user” looking to locate at Kendall Crossing, the site of the former Countryside Center shopping area. She said more information will be made public on that project in the next month or so. “We have a significant user that is looking at coming to that site,” she said. “We had a second meeting with city staff. So I would hope that in the next month or so we’ll be going public with some information about what that project would entail, what the investment would be, how many jobs would be created. But it’s a pretty significant user to that site.”

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A 73-unit assisted living and memory care center is proposed for the northeast corner of Route 34 and Cannonball Trail in Yorkville. The Cedarhurst of Yorkville development proposed by St. Louis-based Dover Development is a two-story memory care and assisted living facility. Future development of the 6.7acre site could include a medical office building, according to Krysti Barksdale-Noble, the city’s community development director. The building is proposed to be 65,000 square feet, with a main entrance facing westward and vehicle access off Cannonball Trail, she said. Barksdale-Noble said the developers “found the site was accessible not only to retail but to health care in the area.” At a public hearing on the project Tuesday evening before the City Council, Jordan D. Dorsey of Dover Development and David Schultz of HR Green presented plans for the facility to aldermen. No members of the public spoke during the hearing. Dorsey said the facility would employ 30 to 40 full-time employees who

would work in shifts. Dorsey said provided the development is approved by the city, they hope to break ground April 1. He said it’s a 10- to 12-month process to build the facility, so they expect to open in the spring of 2018. A memory care facility means that all of the residents either have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, he said. “That means our building is specially secured, so every exit has a 15-second delay egress and we provide pendants for all the residents,” Dorsey said. “As you know, if you have Alzheimer’s or related dementias one of the tendencies is to wander. In addition, all of our staff is trained by the Alzheimer’s Association.” The project was recently reviewed by the City Council’s Economic Development Committee, and will again be reviewed for a vote by the full City Council at its Feb. 28 meeting. “There was language in the comprehensive plan that specifically stated that the city should seek out more senior and active adult housing because the need of such services is highly anticipated as we age,” Barksdale-Noble said.

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Residents discuss extending Collins Road Pros, cons of various configurations are weighed at meeting By ERIKA WURST news@kendallcountynow.com With a court reporter on hand to record comments, and the ears of the project manager open, dozens of people turned up Feb. 7 to speak their minds about the proposed extension of Collins Road. The open house, held in the Oswego High School cafeteria, was an opportunity for those invested in the future project to have their voices heard. The meeting was part of the phase one engineering study for the Collins Road project, which would extend the road from Grove Road to Minkler Road and on to Route 71. “Our main goal is connectivity through Oswego and the county,” project manager Matt Baldwin of WBK Engineering explained of the extension. The purpose of the project is to “provide a safe and efficient north-south corridor servicing Kendall County and the village of Oswego to accommodate an increase in future traffic volumes while utilizing the Orchard Road/Grove Road corridor and providing access to impending residential and commercial developments.” There are currently three alignments under consideration. Each has merits and challenges to be discussed, and those discussions were ones Baldwin was interested in being a part of Feb. 7. Did residents want roundabout intersections or lighted intersections? Did they prefer one extension pattern over the other? “If the majority of people don’t want roundabouts, we’re not going to put them there,” Baldwin explained, reiterating the importance of public comment concerning the project.  Written comments on the project can be completed and mailed to the highway department no later than Tuesday, Feb. 21. The comments can be mailed to Fran Klaas, P.E., Kendall County Engineer, Kendall County Highway Department, 6780 Ill. Route 47, Yorkville, IL 60560. Deer Path Creek resident Brook Henschen showed up on behalf of herself and her neighbors to learn more about the proposed extension. The construction would directly impact Henschen, whose backyard lines up

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This map shows the three potential alignments for the proposed extension of Collins Road from Grove Road west to Route 71 in Oswego. Written comments on the project can be completed and mailed to the highway department no later than Tuesday, Feb. 21. The comments can be mailed to Fran Klaas, P.E., Kendall County Engineer, Kendall County Highway Department, 6780 Ill. Route 47, Yorkville, IL 60560. with Collins Road. “There’s just a small berm to keep my son in the yard,” Henschen said of her concerns. “There’s already a lot of traffic, and I’m OK with residential traffic, I just don’t want the semis coming by.” It will be up to the village whether or not the road and its extensions would be a dedicated semitrailer route, Henschen learned. She said she’s prepared to plead her case to the village board should the need arise, but, the road’s construction is a long ways off.  “We’re early in the project,” Baldwin said. “We’re here today to receive public comment in terms of some of the alignment alternatives. We’re going through a two-year planning and design process and potentially construction after that if funding is supplied.” Klaas said funds have been programmed for both the first and second phase of the project, but not for construction. “It’s a long-term project,” he said. “We are in the middle of phase one engineering right now, which is being paid for by the county. And we do have phase two engineering monies programmed in our five-year plan, and we have zero construction dollars programmed in our five-year plan. So I think we’re a few years out.”

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Plano Community Library has announced upcoming programs. The library is located at 15 W. North St. in Plano. For more information, call 630-552-2030 or visit planolibrary. info.

2030, stop by the library, or email jvalentine@planolibrary.info to sign up. One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance: Monday, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Just getting started on a family history project or looking for help with a genealogy “brick wall’? Call 630-552-2030, stop by the Knit and Crochet Group: Thursday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to noon. This informal group library, or email jvalentine@planolibrary. info to reserve a one-hour help session. works on their own projects, discusses Not meant to replace paid genealogical types and colors of yarns, and helps each other with new or tricky patterns. They love research assistance, this free program offers one-on-one help with your genealogical or to watch each other’s projects develop. local history research. Additional dates are Participants bring their own supplies. They available. invite you to stop by and “yarn” awhile. No Helping My Beginning Reader: Thursregistration required. Drop-In Job Search and Résumé Help: day, March 2, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Adults only. When your child is reading to you, you want Thursday, Feb. 16, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Study to help, but what’s the best way? Miss Ilene, Room B. Need assistance exploring job retired kindergarten teacher, will share and opportunities online or does your résumé demonstrate ways to help your child read need enhancing? Come to the library for more skillfully. End the frustration for you one-on-one assistance. An Illinois WorkNet and your child, and learn to enjoy reading Representative will be available to answer together again. For parents whose children your job search questions and provide are kindergarten or first grade beginning résumé assistance. readers. Call 630-552-2025 to register. KenGen Genealogy Group: Saturday, Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs: Feb. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. Both experienced and Making Lives Better: Saturday, March 18, new genealogy researchers will enjoy the 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Adults and students KenGen Genealogy Group sessions. fifth grade and up. This two-part program Be Prepared for an Emergency or Natural Disaster: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 begins with local author Amy Chally, accompanied by her service dog, Portland. She will a.m. to noon. Meeting Room. Do you know what to do if a tornado is headed your way? discuss her life and her new book, Making Independence Happen, One Paw at a Time. What if a family member is burned or has They will be followed by Jan Lauwers from a seizure? Find out how to be ready in this free program provided by the American Red the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club who will Cross. Registration is required. Call 630-552- talk about the club’s work.

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Tickets are still available for the Ham and Kumla Dinner sponsored by Fern Dell Historic Association, set for this Saturday, Feb. 18. Servings are at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. at the Newark Fire Station, at the corner of Main and Jackson streets in Newark. Tickets are available at Heartland Bank in Newark and Millbrook or by calling Van at 815-695-5656 or Arlene at 815-695-5638.

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ON CAMPUS Degrees were awarded to more than 725 fall 2016 graduates at Eastern Illinois University. Local graduates include Rebecca Ellingston of Plano. ••• James Frederick of Plano was named to

the University of Illinois Springfield’s dean’s list for fall 2016. In order to qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be an undergraduate who took at least eight graded semester hours and maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.75 for the semester.

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Plano Middle School celebrated its first-ever Scholastic Bowl win against Hufford Junior High (105-70) in early February. Jonathan Schweitzer led the team in scoring with three toss-up questions, followed by Vincent Herbig, Molly Herbig and Joshua Thoms, who each earned one toss-up question. Great job to the team. Pictured (from left, top row) are team members Vincent Herbig, Josh Thoms, Ally Spencer, Kendal Flodstrom, Kalea Louden, Maricar Baylon, Makayla Kies, Fatima Hernandez, Nick Benson, Jonathan Schweitzer, (middle row) Juan Alvarez, Hayden Flodstrom, Sarai Dominguez, (bottom row) Molly Herbig, Kayah Myles, Payton Heiden, Grace Benson and Giacomo LaBarbera.

The Yorkville American Legion welcomes back the 21-piece Yorkville Big Band for a monthly dance this Sunday, Feb. 19, as part of the third-Sunday dances held September through May. This Sunday there is a dance lesson from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the dance from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion Post 489, 9054 E. Veterans Parkway in Yorkville. For more information, call 630-5537117.

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Man arrested in Oswego store after fleeing police By STEVEN JACK news@kendallcountynow.com A Montgomery man faces several charges after running from Oswego police Saturday night at a store in the 2300 block of Route 34. According to police spokeswoman Cathy Nevara, at about 7:30 p.m. an Oswego police officer encountered a car parked in a handicapped spot with a man and woman sitting inside.  The car had no visible handicapped placard, so the man in the driver’s seat was asked for identification, Nevara said. After the man, later identified as Demetrius Bradley, 26, of Montgomery, allegedly provided what turned out to be false identification, he was asked to step outside the vehicle, Nevara said. 

While the officer attempted to arrest Bradley, the female passenger also exited the vehicle. The officer, who was alone, then called for backup, and Bradley was able to flee from the scene, running inside the store. Additional officers from Oswego, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery police all arrived on the scene shortly after, and Bradley was found in the clearance section inside the store less than 10 minutes later, Nevara said. Bradley faces charges of obstructing identification, resisting arrest and obstructing justice, Nevara said. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Aurora and was ticketed for several handicapped parking violations, Nevara said. The female passenger was not arrested.

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KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORTS DUI charge in Rt. 31 crash County sheriff’s deputies arrested Cristian Cid, 36, of the 2000 block of Route 31, Oswego, after the vehicle he was driving was involved in a crash on Route 31 at East Anchor Drive Feb. 13 at 4:45 p.m. Police said Cid left the accident scene but was located near the intersection of Marlin Drive and West Anchor Drive. Police said Cid was injured in the crash and transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. Police said Cid faces charges of driving under the influence, improper lane usage, having no valid driver’s license and leaving the scene of a crash. He was released pending a court date, according to police.

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Warrant arrest Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stewart Gustave DeWard, 23, of the 2900 block of Gloria Court, Montgomery, in the 300 block of Route 71 in Big Grove Township Feb. 11 at 7:54 p.m. Police said DeWard was wanted on a Kendall County warrant for failure to appear in court on a prior charge of driving on a suspended license.

Identity theft reported County sheriff’s deputies took an identity theft report from a resident of Bristol Township Feb. 10 at 6:44 p.m. Police said the victim told them that someone used his credit card information to make online purchases.

Warrant arrest County sheriff’s deputies arrested Leomon Jaimel Redmon, 35, of the 0-100 block of Springdale Road, Boulder Hill, at his residence Feb. 11 at 9:38 p.m. Police said Redmon was wanted on a Kendall County warrant for failure to appear in court on a traffic violation.

Facing forgery charge An Oswego resident, Mariah Salmon, 23, of the 400 block of Monroe Street, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on a charge of forgery stemming from an Aug. 25 incident at the county courthouse in Yorkville. Police said Salmon presented a forged document to staff members in the probation services department. Following an investigation, police said the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized Class 3 felony forgery charges against Salmon and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Police said she was subsequently taken in to custody without incident and posted bond pending a court appearance.

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Identity theft reported A Boulder Hill resident filed an identity theft report with county sheriff’s deputies Feb. 12 at 10:38 a.m. Police said someone used the victim’s Florida telephone number to purchase a cellphone. In addition, police said someone Cited in Wheeler Road crash opened Macy’s and Target credit card accounts in her name and charged approximately Deputies ticketed Miguel A. Rodriguez, 50, of the 100 block of Barney Drive, Joliet, after $1,000 to the two accounts. the vehicle he was driving struck a utility pole on Schlapp Road north of Wheeler Road in Bogus charges found A Boulder Hill resident told sheriff’s deputies NaAuSay Township Feb. 7 at 12:35 p.m. Police said Rodriguez left the accident scene, but was that someone made $950 in fraudulent charges to the victim’s checking account using tracked down and located within an hour of

the crash. He was cited for improper lane usage and failure to report an accident to police.

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Plano junior Ivan Garcia tries to finish a reversal attempt against Streator’s Mike Dunkleberger during the 138-pound third-place bout of the Interstate Eight Conference wrestling tournament at Wilmington High School on Jan. 21. Garcia will be competing in his second state tournament this weekend in Champaign.

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Back in the game After missing year because of injury, Plano junior Garcia returning to state By JOSHUA WELGE jwelge@kendallcountynow.com Ivan Garcia just couldn’t stay away. Plano’s junior wrestler missed his entire sophomore season with a broken ankle. A state qualifier as a freshman, he barely got on the mat over an 18-month, injury-plagued period. It wasn’t for lack of trying. “Last summer here and there I would wrestle,” Garcia said. “Sometimes I wouldn’t go to football practice; I would sneak out to wrestle. It’s always been my prime sport.” He’s completely back now. Garcia, who qualified for this weekend’s state meet in Champaign with a third-place finish at 138 pounds at the Class 2A Sterling Sectional, earned a special distinction with that achievement. He’s the first Reaper to reach state in Class 2A in this, Plano’s first year wrestling up in class. That history isn’t lost on Garcia. His older brother, Geraldo, also wrestled at Plano. “I remember going to his meets and saying that that was going to be me some day,” Garcia said. “It feels crazy that I’m here now.” Garcia (16-5), dominant in winning a regional championship, kept it going in his first sectional match. He won a 14-4 decision over Geneseo’s Andrew Rizzo. Garcia then lost a 6-1 decision to eventual champion Blaize Punke of Washington in the semifinals, but earned his state bid with a 5-0 decision

over Ottawa’s Jacob McCarrens in wrestlebacks. “The kid [Punke] was very strong. He had a good solid base and was very technical,” Garcia said of his semifinal opponent. “There’s definitely a lot I can improve on.” Garcia has already overcome much to reach this point. He worked out as much as he could while his ankle healed, trying to maintain his conditioning and heart rate. Martinez recently returned to working out with the Martinez Fox Valley Elite Wrestling Club. “We work on setting up shots, a lot of chain wrestling which has been helping me a lot,” Garcia said. “If one move doesn’t work, I move on to my next series of moves.” Garcia came back to take fourth at the conference meet at the end of January, then won a regional championship. “What we’ve seen in the last three weeks is the way we expected him to wrestle,” Plano coach Sean Masten said. “He’s finally back to where he was. There’s no doubt in my mind that he can place at state.” Garcia’s first match in Champaign will be against Rantoul sophomore Peter McCusker (34-4). Should Garcia win that, he’d likely face Crystal Lake Central senior Lenny Petersen (34-4), ranked No. 1 in the state by Illinois Matmen. “I don’t know too many 2A kids,” Garcia said. “I just have to go out there and give everything I got.”

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: PLANO 57, SANDWICH 53

Plano picks up program’s 1st I-8 championship By JOSHUA WELGE jwelge@kendallcountynow.com

Aim to beat Coalers in Friday’s rematch By JOSHUA WELGE jwelge@kendallcountynow.com

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Plano senior Hannah Hupe (14) makes a basket in the third quarter Thursday against Sandwich. Hupe had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Reapers. trailed 28-24 before Plano ended the first half on an 8-0 run. Plano’s lead peaked at 43-26, but Sandwich kept coming. Sarah Ness scored 18 points and Ezbeydy Rivera had 12 for the Indians. “It shows that we have the potential to play with anybody,” Sandwich coach Chris Johnson said. “I can’t complain. The girls never gave up.” The Indians’ future looks bright with Ness, a sophomore guard who scored 11 of her 18 in the fourth quarter. “She’s already really good,” Johnson said. “When she matures and learns to see the floor she’ll be a ton better.” Sandwich unveiled a 1-3-1 zone for the first time this season, and it seemed to throw Plano off early. The Reapers turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter.

MaKayli Vann shot just 9-for-28, but she got it going in the second quarter to spark Plano. Both Vann sisters went coast-tocoast for scores, and MaKayli Vann hit a step-back 3-pointer for a 22-18 lead. She added two more scores off turnovers. Her defense fed her offense two, with three blocks and three steals. “MaKayli had a really strong game – her offense sparked us,” Chernick said. “MaKenzie came off the bench and gave us a spark defensively.” MaKenzie Vann was playing her first game after missing three due to sickness. Needless to say, older sister appreciated having her running mate back. “It was really nice,” Vann said. “Nice to be able to look for her, nice to have her for advice on the court.”

Plano coach Kyle Kee had a feeling his Reapers would see a zone Tuesday night at Hinckley-Big Rock. “We prepared for it pretty good,” Kee said. “That’s really been our problem. We need to focus on what we do with the basketball.” Consider this a step forward. Nathan Shead and Jermaine Boyd each scored 11 points and Elijah Maisonet added 10 for Plano in its 62-42 win. The Reapers (19-6), who shot 44 percent and 7-for-20 from 3-point range, jumped on Hinckley with a 19-5 second quarter. Shead made all three of his 3-point attempts. “We wanted to make sure we got it to Jermaine and he was a dominant force,” Kee said. “We tried to go high/low with Anthony Martinez and he had a big-time dunk on the fast break.” Plano previously beat Wilmington 66-47 on Feb. 10. Shead scored 16 points, Maisonet 12, Boyd 11 and Martinez 10 in that game. Brandon Contreras chipped in nine. The Reapers, a game behind Sandwich in the conference race, play at Coal City Friday. Plano beat Coal City 61-50 in the I-8 tournament. “They gave us everything we could handle,” Kee said. “They’re a team that might be in our regional. We have to play with the same focus offensively.” Class 3A seeds and playoff pairings are released this week. Kee is hopeful Plano gets a top regional seed. Either way the Reapers will be headed to a regional in Coal City or Kankakee. Plano hosts the sectional. “Hopefully we can get a good draw,” Kee said.

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Hannah Hupe’s return to the basketball court was ahead of schedule. Just in time, too. Plano’s senior post missed all of her junior season recovering from back surgery. On top of that, she tore her ACL the final game of summer basketball. Hupe returned to the court three weeks ago – just five months after knee surgery and a month ahead of schedule. “I worked really hard off the court, pushed myself to get back,” Hupe said. “I knew we had a great team.” It hurt so good Thursday. Hupe scored 10 points and seven rebounds, and Plano held off host Sandwich 57-53 in the Interstate Eight to win the first conference championship in program history. MaKayli Vann scored 23 points and 10 rebounds and sister MaKenzie Vann had 13 points and nine rebounds for Plano (19-8, 10-1 Interstate Eight). Expectations for the Reapers this season changed when the Vann sisters transferred from Indian Creek in August. Not even the Vanns expected this, though. “Our entire team has exceeded expectations,” MaKayli Vann said. “This is a big deal.” “It means a lot,” Plano coach John Chernick said. “This group of seven seniors has worked really hard. Having the two transfers threw them for a loop at first, but I think they started to realize how competitive we could be. They bought in and it’s been a great group to work with.” Chernick has had Hupe, Bradi Gann and Brittany Strause since JV freshman year. Hupe played varsity as a sophomore. After two long years of injuries, her return gives a small Plano team a valuable post presence. “I feel good for those seniors. They’ve stuck it out through some hard times,” Chernick said. “Hannah’s only played three weeks, but she’s fit in well.” Sandwich hardly played an easy foil to its neighboring rival. The Indians (6-20, 4-7) only lost by nine to Plano in the I-8 tournament, and didn’t go quietly Thursday either. Sandwich led 15-10 after a quarter, and only

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Plano junior Makayli Vann (34) makes a basket in the fourth quarter Thursday against Sandwich. Vann had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Reapers.


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