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more documented therapy visits. “ey are just true soul mates, those two,” Kruis said. “We showed Beauty to people for a while, but I’m super picky about who I adopt to. Carolyn had been our client and we already adopted a black cat named Tally to her. I knew she was a great prospect.” LeMay-Strass and her husband, Art, adopted Beauty May 29, 2007, a date she said she will never forget. Prior to coming to the Woodstock Veterinary Clinic, Beauty had been abandoned by a couple who boarded the dog at Erickson’s Kennels in Crystal Lake. Owner Neal Erickson said, when the couple did not return for Beauty, he realized they had given fake names and

A dilapidated cupola on the roof of the Old Courthouse means the city of Woodstock will pay more than anticipated to fix it. e City Council approved three change orders at its March 18 meeting totaling about $16,000 to replace rotting wood and make additional repairs to the b u i l d i n g ’s HOW THEY c u p o l a . VOTED Severe water To approve change damage left orders for dome reit in worse pair and the installacondition tion of crenellations, t h a n and to approve a expected, contract for the incity officials stallation of lightsaid. ning protection on “As with the Old Courthouse any old structure, building: the more Yes work we do, Julie Dillon the more Maureen Larson problems RB Thompson we seem to Mike Turner find,” said Mark Saladin Cort Carlson, Joe Starzynski Woodstock’s Brian Sager director of community and economic development. e expenditures weren’t included in the city’s original contract with Galenabased Renaissance Restoration Inc., but City Planner Nancy Baker said such changes are common when repairing old buildings. She said more additions could come as work on the

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Carolyn LeMay-Strass and her certified therapy dog, Beauty, have become local celebrities, visiting nursing homes, hospitals and hospice care facilities, and providing instruction to aspiring therapy dogs for the past five years. INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY KEN FARVER

Therapy dog duo of Beauty and LeMayStrass win TDI Gold award for service By LISA KUCHARSKI The Independent After losing her 15-year-old poodle, Phoebe, in 2007, Carolyn LeMay-Strass had been praying for the right dog to fill the hole in her heart and in her home. “A piece of the puzzle was missing,” she said. “I was just simply lost without her. Every Friday, when I’d go in to St. Mary’s I would pray. I said ‘God, if you would just show me the sign, show me the way, I need another dog in my life.’”

About the same time, the Woodstock Veterinary Clinic took in a lonely little black pomeranian/border collie mix named Beauty. It was practice manager Ellie Kruis’ mission to find her the perfect home. After several visits and adoption offers for the 5-year-old dog, Beauty made the decision when she met LeMay-Strass. e pair jumped into therapy work and the dog now holds 27 titles and awards as well as five plaques in therapy work, including erapy Dogs International Gold – TDI’s highest honor for 500 or

City sets its sights on summertime festival Woodstock Celebrates Summer in the Park will run July 18 to 20 at Emricson By KATELYN STANEK The Independent

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McHenry has Fiesta Days and Harvard has Milk Days. Now, Woodstock officials are hoping the city can make its own mark on the summer festival scene with

an event at Emricson Park this July. Woodstock Celebrates Summer in the Park, set for Friday to Sunday, July 18 to 20, will coincide with the popular Gavers Community Cancer Foundation Barndance. e city’s festival will include musical acts, food vendors,

games and other entertainment. “We’re trying to appeal to the whole community,” said Cindy Smiley, the city’s executive assistant. “We want a variety of music and entertainment that isn’t aimed toward just one type of person.”

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Mayor Brian Sager said the city had long hoped to create a signature festival for families separate from the events that take place on the Woodstock Square throughout the summer. “We’ve been talking about it for a long time, but this year is the year it seems to be coming to fruition,” Sager said. Following a free kick-off concert July 18, the festival will include a day of activities July 19 at Woodstock Water Please see Festival, Page 2

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Car enthusiasts from The HERD and the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America gather at Schwartz Performance, 1115 Rail Drive, for a tour of the custom car company’s facilities. Schwartz Performance makes chassis for classic and muscle cars, builds custom cars and restores vintage automobiles, among other things. The company employs a staff of 12 and has been located in Woodstock for about five years. INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY KEN FARVER

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Works that will end before Barndance begins that evening. An event July 20 will feature a community picnic, bands, storytelling and other entertainment. Woodstock businesses, nonprofits and restaurants will be invited to set up booths and concessions at no cost during the event. Smiley said organizers aimed to keep prices low for participants and families. “We want to have something where people can come without spending a lot of money,” she said. A budget of $50,000 has been put forward for the event, which is included in the proposed fiscal year 2014-15 budget. City Council members have discussed tapping unallocated video gambling tax revenue to help pay for the festival. Organizers also are looking to fundraise and sell sponsorships to cover some expenses. Gavers Community Cancer Foundation will operate a beer garden

WOODSTOCK CELEBRATES SUMMER IN THE PARK The city is seeking volunteers as well as businesses, restaurants and not-forprofits looking to participate in the festival. To take part, call 815-338-4301 or email citymanager@woodstockil.gov. When: Friday to Sunday, July 18 to 20 Where: Emricson Park, 1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road

during the event, proceeds from which will benefit pediatric cancer research. e group’s leaders have played a large part in helping to organize Woodstock Celebrates Summer in the Park, Sager said. “ey’re saying, ‘We’ll work this out. We want this to work,’ and so we’re so grateful to them,” he said.

STREET SMARTS The Woodstock Police Department’s special traffic initiative for the month of March targets speeding. As always, drive the speed limit to avoid unnecessary accidents caused by speeding.

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Cellphone users can register for reverse 911 The Woodstock Police used a reverse 911 system March 13 to alert residents in the area of a suspicious person, but that alert was available only to residents with land lines. The addition of the Self Registration Portal to the GeoCast Web Emergency Notification System, which is already in use, provides emergency services with a way to gather contact information from the community at large. Through this free online service, McHenry County residents can sign up to receive emergency alerts, issued by local public safety agencies, via land line or cellular telephone, text message or email. The website https://mchenryco.onthealert. com will connect users to the portal. After accepting the terms and conditions, users can follow the instructions for emergency notification registration. Participants can return

to the SRP using a secure login to update their personal contact information as often as needed to ensure accuracy of the data. For information, call 911 coordinator Theresa Carlson at 815-337-7911.

Schools collecting used instruments The Woodstock School District 200 Music Boosters are looking for used instruments to help students who might otherwise be unable to participate in school band and orchestra programs. All instruments, including recorders, are accepted in any condition and what can’t be repaired will be recycled into art. Pianos and organs are not accepted. Instruments can be dropped off at any D-200 school or pickup can be scheduled by emailing d200musicboosters.org or calling 815-382-9913.


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District 6 voters oust County Board’s Schuster in primary Prim is apparent victor in sheriff’s race By KATELYN STANEK The Independent Voters in western McHenry County were the only ones to send a County Board incumbent home in the March 18 primary, choosing newcomer Larry Smith over Ersel Schuster in the District 6 election. Smith narrowly defeated Schuster by a vote of 3,208 to 3,146, according to unofficial results. “I’m really happy that I won,” said Smith, a resident of unincorporated Harvard. “I’m looking forward to the election in November.” Schuster, of Woodstock, has served on the board intermittently since 1986. She said she was taken aback by the results of the vote. “Obviously, this was a surprise,” Schuster said. “But as far as being a public official goes, I make a choice as to whether I want to be a lemming who goes along with the crowd or one who sticks a neck out and stands by principles, and in doing that, I put a target on my back.” Schuster had opposed a referendum allowing for the direct election of the County Board chairman, a measure that passed by a vote of 57 percent to 43 percent at the polls. Smith supported the measure.

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Schuster said the election season had been marred by negative campaign tactics and said she believes Smith is unsuited for a seat on the board. “e candidate who came on is simply not qualified and is there for personal interests,” she said. “It’s disappointing to see people like that win.” Smith, for his part, said his campaign had simply focused on informing voters of Schuster’s voting record, and, though he said he was “sort of new at this,” he added he was ready to serve on the board. “I feel like educating the voters on the voting record of the incumbent is not negative,” Smith said. “And I do feel like I’m qualified. I’ve been a businessman in McHenry County for 30 years, I’ve been going to County Board meetings to stay on top of the issues. I’m qualified.” Incumbent Michele Aavang won the first spot in the District 6 primary with 3,813 votes. District 6 covers parts of rural Woodstock, Marengo, Harvard, Union and Hebron. John Jung Jr. and Michael Rein easily defeated Zane Seipler, all of Woodstock, in the Republican race for County Board District 5, which covers most of Woodstock as well as parts of Lakewood, Huntley and Lake in the Hills. Jung picked up 2,445 votes and Rein received 2,279 votes to Seipler’s 1,056. ey will face Democratic incumbent Paula Yensen in the

general election. Prim ahead in the count, but Zinke doesn’t concede A margin of only 98 votes separated the Republican candidates for county sheriff, with retired police commander William Prim narrowly edging out McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke by a count of 14,516 to 14,418. Prim declared victory in the primary, but at press time, Zinke said he had not bowed out of the race, choosing instead to await a final count of the votes, including late absentee ballots. McHenry County Clerk Katherine Schultz said there were only 47 such ballots awaiting tabulation, but ballots postmarked by the election date have two weeks to arrive at the clerk’s office. Provisional ballots also will be counted on that deadline. Schultz said Zinke could choose to file a petition for a discovery recount, which would target certain precincts for another tabulation. e deadline to file for a discovery recount is Monday, April 14. Should Prim’s victory hold up, he will face attorney Jim Harrison in the general election, who has indicated he will run as an independent. Elsewhere on the ballot for county offices, Mary McClellan defeated Nick Provenzano 15,721 to 12,099 in the Republican primary for clerk and Glenda

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abandoned the dog. “e people couldn’t take care of her anymore and just dumped her off here,” he said. “She’s a very lucky dog,” Erickson said. “‘ey found each other,’ is what we like to say.” During her first week at her new home, LeMay-Strass noticed that Beauty was trying to tell her she needed a job. She started obedience classes at the Northwest Obedience Club in Cary. Soon after, her instructor suggested she use Beauty for therapy work because of her gentle demeanor. LeMay-Strass put Beauty’s name on a waiting list to be evaluated for therapy dog certification. She took Beauty to an opening in Palatine in December 2007 with erapy Dogs International, where she realized her dog had a special gift. During the final test toward certification, LeMay-Strass was asked to leave the room while Beauty sat with a “patient” in a wheelchair. When another man came in to walk a dog around, Beauty positioned herself between her patient and the other man until he left, and she returned to sit next to the patient. LeMay-Strass’ husband, who was watching from a different room, thought the dog had surely messed up, since she moved from her seat. “As they explained to me later, she went that one step beyond into protective mode, which most dogs don’t do,” LeMayStrass said. Beauty aced the tests, earned her Canine Good Citizen certificate and erapy Dogs International certification and began visiting local hospitals and nursing homes. For the past five years, LeMay-Strass has logged in hundreds of visits to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock and Hearthstone Communities, and is considered a special canine handler team at the nursing home. She said Beauty spends a few minutes in each room and tells LeMay-Strass where she wants to go, limiting her visits to about seven to 10 minutes per resident for about an hour. “Beauty is just wonderful,” said Joni Fischer, assistant administrator at

Hearthstone Communities. “She makes a huge impact on the lives of the people who live and work here. … Beauty gets all the glory, but Carolyn is absolutely wonderful with the residents too,” she said. But Beauty shines most when working with people in hospice care, LeMayStrass said. As part of the Loyal Friends Pet erapy team with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, headquartered in Des Plaines, the pair was matched with clients at several hospice facilities throughout the area. “I learned a lot about love and compassion just through my dog, Beauty, and the patients,” she said. “ey say at Seasons Beauty weaves her magic with the patients. ey would just be focused on each other and there is that immediate connection.” With hundreds of visits to hospice facilities in the past four years, LeMayStrass has collected many stories about patients and their interactions with Beauty. With 10 chapters already in the works, she said she hopes to publish a book soon on her experiences. Aside from therapy work, LeMayStrass teaches a continuing education course at McHenry County College for therapy dog training. She and Beauty also enjoy freestyle dancing and entertaining nursing home audiences with their routines. “I tell you, she can shimmy,” she said. Beauty has taken a break from her therapy work. About two years ago, she underwent a splenectomy by Woodstock Veterinary Clinic’s Dr. Charles Carmichael, removing a six-pound tumor on her spleen. She has started making short visits to nursing homes again. LeMayStrass said she hopes to continue sharing Beauty’s gift, even if it’s less often. “It’s opened up a whole new world for me in volunteering,” she said. “It’s been such a rewarding experience. … I owe it all to Dr. Shaw and Ellie for rescuing her and Dr. Carmichael for saving her.”

Voter turnout ‘disappointing,’ but expected, says county clerk By KATELYN STANEK The Independent Less than 17 percent of McHenry County’s registered voters turned out for the March 18 primary election, a total McHenry County Clerk Katherine Schultz described as low, but not unexpected. “For me, it’s disappointing, but it’s par for the course,” Schultz said. Her office tabulated the final turnout at 16.97 percent, a number she called “about average.” “People just don’t go vote during the primaries,” Schultz said. e 2012 primary saw 19.71 percent of registered McHenry County voters cast a ballot. at election featured a presidential primary. McHenry County’s turnout for this election closely mirrored totals in nearby counties, including Cook, which saw turnout at 16 percent; Lake, which totaled 14 percent; and Kane, which came in at 17 percent.

Miller beat Jeffrey orsen 14,665 to 11,890 in the Republican primary for treasurer. Voters approve chair elections, say no to bond issue McHenry County voters overwhelmingly approved a measure allowing residents to elect the County Board chairman by a vote of 18,722 to 14,134, overturning an existing system whereby board members selected the chair.

Man charged in home burglary A 27-year-old Woodstock man allegedly broke into an extended family member’s home and stole a big-screen TV from the residence, police said. Patrick M. Donahue was wanted on a warrant from the Woodstock Police Department for the alleged theft, which

2 gas stations cited in tobacco check Two Woodstock businesses were cited for violations during a recent tobacco compliance check conducted by the Woodstock Police Department. Employees at Mobile Gas, 2025 S. Eastwood Drive, and Shell Gas, 110 N. Eastwood Drive, were cited for allegedly

In Bull Valley, a referendum to authorize the issuance of $5 million in bonds to pay for road repairs was defeated 182-67. In the weeks leading up to the election, village officials indicated they no longer wanted the bonds and said they would not accept them even if the measure were to pass at the ballot box. For now, all election results are preliminary. Official results will be finalized when the votes are canvassed within two weeks of the election date, Schultz said.

took place in the 1100 block of Donegal Court Feb. 24. He turned himself in to the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility on or about March 18, according to a press release from the WPD. Donahue was charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony; theft over $500, a Class 3 felony; and criminal damage to property, a Class A misdemeanor. He remains in custody at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility in lieu of posting $60,000 bond. — Katelyn Stanek, The Independent

selling tobacco products to a minor, according to a press release from the WPD. In total, 28 tobacco retailers in Woodstock were inspected. e employees who police said sold tobacco to minors were issued municipal code violations and must appear at a hearing at City Hall April 10. e compliance checks were performed with help from the McHenry County Department of Health. — Katelyn Stanek, The Independent

Courthouse Continued from Page 1 cupola progresses. “ere’s still some areas that have to be opened up yet,” Baker said. She added the structural integrity of the dome has not been compromised. Much of the work on the building’s roof was suspended for longer than expected because of harsh winter weather, but Baker said the project is set to be completed on schedule by the end of June. In addition to the change orders for roof repair, the council approved another order to install copper crenellations at the top of the building’s dome at a cost of about $4,000. It also waived bids and awarded a contract for about $19,000

to Renaissance Restoration for the installation of lightning protection on the Courthouse. e restoration of the roof on the Old Courthouse was approved in October at a total cost of about $775,000, with about half of that slated for dome repairs. When it took ownership in 2011, the city planned on spending about $2 million for repairs to the building before selling it to a private investor, who would be responsible for about $2.5 to $3 million in additional work, according to the city’s initial estimates. e building is currently up for sale. Proposals from investors are due by May 1.


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Doris Marie Graikowski, 82, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock. She was born April 8, 1931, to Stanley and Elizabeth (Overman) Graikowski in Thorp, Wis. Survivors include three sisters, Alice (John) VanLanduyt, Elaine Perry and Phyllis Bickford; two brothers, Gerald (Joyce) Graikowski and Dan (Ginger) Graikowski; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Arthur (Phyllis) Graikowski. A memorial gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, until the time of the memorial Mass at 11a.m. at St. Mary

Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements were made by SchneiderLeucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

Ruth Elaine Mathes

Ruth Elaine Mathes, 73, Urbana, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She was born June 12, 1940, to Lester and Mildred (Hunt) Wright in Universal, Ind. On July 28, 1962, she married John Mathes in Indiana. She was a graduate of St. Bernice High School and worked at Walgreen’s and as an office manager at a podiatrist’s office. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother

and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter; they were best friends. She was always kind, thoughtful and caring, and she loved to laugh. She was a room mother at Thomas Paine Elementary School for many years and served as a sponsor for the Urbana High School Wrestlettes, a cheerleading squad for the wrestling team. She owned two cats and liked to spoil them. She had a garden in her backyard and loved flowers. She had recently learned to use a computer. She enjoyed playing card games, Yahtzee and chess with her family, and she was an avid fan of high school and college basketball, especially the Fighting Illini. She liked Olive Garden, HGTV and QVC. What she loved most of all was grabbing her granddaughter and

POLICE BLOTTER Q Alicia Kristine Rexford, 38, 106 E. Melody Lane, Woodstock, was charged Feb. 28 with driving while license suspended and disregarding a stop sign at Jackson and Pleasant streets. Rexford posted $150 bond. Court date was set for March 27. Q Douglas R. Glenn Jr., 25, 1921 Tappan St., Woodstock, was charged Feb. 28 with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeying a stop sign at West Jackson and Throop streets. Glenn posted $150 bond. Court date was set for March 20. Q Videl Ortiz-Ramirez, 31, 654 E. Calhoun St., Woodstock,

was charged March 5 with driving without a driver’s license and driving with obstructed side windows at 1000 Lake Ave. Ortiz-Ramirez posted $150 bond. Court date was set for April 3. Q Jaroslaw Szczygiel, 32, 1530 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, was charged March 5 with criminal trespass to land at 506 Clay St. Szczygiel was turned over to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Bond was set at $1500. Court date is to be set. Q Amanda N. While, 25, 3714 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock, was charged March 8 with driving under the influence,

driving under the influence over and improper lane usage at 1101 Lake Ave. While posted $100 and her driver’s license as bond. Court date was set for April 3. Q Joseph R. Loebach, 21, 241 Barn Swallow Drive, Woodstock, was charged March 10 with driving while license suspended and having tinted windows at 1300 S. Eastwood Drive. Loebach posted $150 bond. Court date was set for April 3. Any charges are merely accusations, and defendants or suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

giving her big hugs and lots of kisses. She met every challenge with faith, optimism and determination. She was much beloved by her family and friends; she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Survivors include a son, Dennis Mathes, Jacksonville; a daughter, Melissa (Travis) Bauer, Urbana; a granddaughter, Alexandria Ruth Bauer; a sister, Edna (Richard) Wright; and three brothers, Donald (Sandra) McCauley, Charles (Jeannie) McCauley Jr. and Gary Wright. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Betty Lou Wright; and a brother, Kenneth Wright. Visitation was held March 20, and the funeral was March 21 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana. Memorial contributions can be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

WL man charged with sex offender registry violation A Wonder Lake man was charged March 19 with violating the “duty to register” provision of the Sex Offender Act. Robert K. Curtis, 44, was arrested by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office after officials were notified he was living in unincorporated Wonder Lake and had allegedly failed to disclose his residence as required by the Illinois Sex

Offender Registry Act, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. Curtis had lived in the residence since December 2013. He was a prior registrant in New Hampshire, the release said. According to the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Curtis was convicted in 1996 of 14 counts of felony sexual assault of a victim older than 13 and younger than 16. He was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2006. Curtis is being held at the McHenry County Correctional Facility on $15,000 bond. His court date was set for March 24. — Katelyn Stanek, The Independent


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Tech interest grows with STEM Nearly all kids love math and science. ey just don’t know it yet. After all, their days are inundated with the byproducts of such knowledge — smart phones, tablets, media streaming services — that follow them nearly everywhere they go. ey can navigate a maze of social media platforms and apps, but often they lack the knowledge to build the same systems that have transformed their daily lives. Luckily, math, science and the other STEM fields (the acronym stands for “science, technology, engineering and mathematics”) are undergoing something of a renaissance in education that proves these essential skills don’t need to be dull, and Woodstock schools and other groups are part of the change. Recently, we’ve seen the effects of that renaissance in our own Education pages. Some students are making robots and taking on statewide competition. Others are building microscopes as part of an initiative to include more engineering concepts in the standard curriculum. Still others are joining surgical workshops or traveling to the University of Illinois for math competitions. e focus on STEM isn’t confined to schools, though. Woodstock’s Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology, always a natural breeding ground for kids with a keen interest in science, is hosting events for children and families, which further that education outside the classroom. is is good news. As education experts, pundits and industry professionals place more and more emphasis on STEM — those sometimes-dreaded subjects so many parents fear when they’re asked for homework help — our kids will be expected to rise to the occasion. Finding ways to make these essential subjects interesting and applicable in daily life is vital to our students’ success. Fortunately, many educators in our area are already looking at myriad ways to make this happen.

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No Robin Hoods in Springfield I’m remembering the story of Robin Hood as I read about the new [“millionaire’s”] tax being proposed in Springfield. Common misconception of this story is that Robin Hood stole from

the rich people to give to the poor people. e fact of the story is that Robin Hood stole from those who unjustly levied excessive taxes and confiscated private property when taxes were not paid. He fought against the tax collector, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and those who levied the taxes, Prince John. He did not steal from those who produced and sold goods or services.

Mr. Madigan can be described as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Gov. Quinn as Prince John, or if you like, vise versa. Here they go again, saying the money will go to the schools. I’ve a bridge for sale for anyone who believes this. Hey Illinois, welcome to Nottingham. David G. Stack, Woodstock

INDE THOUGHT Woodstock Theatre opens main auditorium

On March 20, the Woodstock Theatre opened its newly renovated main auditorium for the 8 p.m. showing of “Divergent.” About 200 people attended the show. Originally the Miller Theatre, the auditorium was converted to two screens in 1979. The March 20 showing marks the return to one screen. The main auditorium imitates the former glory of the original Miller Theatre, with the large, domed ceiling exposed and the area adorned with replicated 1920s design ele-

ments. The auditorium can hold about 275 viewers, the largest of the eight auditoriums. The small theater located where the stage used to be is also nearing completion, and crews are now shifting their focus to finish the main lobby and concessions. It’s been a long haul, but we like seeing the progress and we’re excited for the full completion. There is a great amount of attention to detail in recreating the authentic feel that fits in with Woodstock’s character and the historical significance of the building, and we appreciate Classic Cinemas’ care for the project.

FYI Auto checkup

Because the temperatures have been changing so much in the past few weeks, be sure to do a checkup on your vehicles. Check your tires for low air pressure and wear and tear. You

may need to look at your alignment if you’ve encountered some unpleasant potholes during the winter months. The long winter also may have taken its toll on your wipers and washer fluid. Be sure to replace worn wipers before the rainy season sets in.

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Listen to the music, and stop to rest Credit for the idea for this “Declarationsâ€? goes to the Rev. John H. Danner, senior pastor of Sanibel Congregational Church in Florida. In preparing his congregation for Sunday morning worship, he talked about the importance of rests in music. Anyone who can read music knows a composition is made up of notes and rests, he said. Notes tell the one reading the music what to play or sing. Rests signal the musician to pause – not play or sing. A rest in music, he said, adds signiďŹ cance and beauty to the notes around it. “A rest, though sometimes very short, adds to the splendor of what follows.â€? e week before I heard the Rev. Danner speak I had been busy as usual. Even though I had set a goal to spend some time each day in quiet, I was busy from getting up to going to bed. Needless to say, I was a prime candidate for the message. From my childhood days taking piano lessons, I remembered some of various rests. I remembered 1/8 rests – equal in duration to an 1/8 note, and I remembered whole rests – equal in duration to a whole note. I checked the

Internet to see the shortest and longest rests – 1/64 and four measures. Just as music needs rests to add to its splendor, so workers need periods of rest to increase productivity, Cheryl safety and sense of Wormley purpose. Everyone should take breaks Declarations from their work, whether sitting at a desk working on a computer, driving a truck or teaching school. Nature sets a good example for utilizing rests, offering seasons of rain for growing and dry spells for rest. Here in the Midwest, we look forward to spring and a rest from winter cold. Farmers know the soil beneďŹ ts from rests – the time between harvests and planting. Educators use recesses and even weeklong breaks to give students a rest between academic challenges. e value of rest while sleeping is welldocumented. Some rests in life are really short – like the 1/64 rest in music. A really short

rest in life might be pausing to admire the beauty of the stars while taking the dog out before going to bed. A slightly longer rest, more like an 1/8 rest, could be ying a kite on a warm spring afternoon or enjoying a cup of coffee. For some people, a whole rest in life is spending a day with friends or family. For others, it is having an agenda-free day. A four-measure or long rest is taking a week of vacation and leaving work behind. In a newspaper, white space provides a rest for the reader. If the pages of e Independent were covered with words and photographs, reading it would be tiresome. Instead, the staff builds in white space, drawing attention to speciďŹ c words and adding interest to each page. In keeping with the theme of this column, I offer you a moment’s rest. e white space at right is a 1/64 rest in your day. Use it as you like to rest and thus add signiďŹ cance to what’s yet to come. Cheryl Wormley is publisher of The Woodstock Independent.

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A plea to theatergoers “Oh, behave!� – Austin Powers, in virtually every Austin Powers movie Austin Powers, where are you when we need you? As an avid theatergoer, former president of TownSquare Players and frequent McHenry County actor, I thoroughly enjoy the whole experience of live entertainment, whether it’s in Chicago, at our own Woodstock Opera House or elsewhere. But my enjoyment has been tempered twice in recent weeks, and I’ve had to hold my temper because of performances – not of the people on stage, but of those in the audience. If you’re at home watching a show or movie by yourself or with your family, acceptable behavior can include everything from checking your email or Twitter feed to leaving the room for a snack to making fun of the actors or cheesy special effects (have you seen what Kraft does with cheese in their ads?!). But when you go to a

live performance, there’s a certain nine-letter word to keep in mind, and it isn’t “entertain� – it’s “etiquette.� Whose phone line is it anyway? Paul Recently I won Lockwood tickets to see comedian Wayne A Musing Brady at the Chicago eatre. Early on in the show, Wayne Brady noticed – in the front row – an audience member texting. He asked the man for his phone, then for the password to unlock it, and he then proceeded to determine who the audience member felt it so important to reach out to instead of watching the show. He called her on the phone and said that the next time she wants to chat with this guy during one of his shows, “Buy a ticket!� A smartphone is great IF the person holding it has enough “smarts� to know to turn off the phone when a performance begins and – yes, I’m talking to you, opening night attendees at TownSquare Players’ “e Wedding Singer� – when it resumes after intermission. If you’re distracting me or

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a performer, you’re interfering with my ability to get lost in the performance. (Depending on how complex a plot or improvisation, I may get lost anyway, but that’s beside the point.) Mr. Manners Judith Martin, a.k.a. “Miss Manners,â€? is the foremost authority on etiquette, answering questions in her syndicated newspaper column on everything from a ďŹ ance’s mother who’s planning to wear a dress that’ll be fancier than the bride’s gown to a commuter driven crazy by her seatmate playing with coins for an hour-long train ride. I don’t think there’s a “Mr. Manners,â€? but allow me to take on that role for a second with a few additional tips for those attending a live show: Q If you need to leave in the middle of a performance (presumably to use a restroom; it had better not be for something else unless you’re a doctor on call), quietly rise and exit. Don’t climb over your seat into the next row. Q Avoid falling asleep. Take it from someone who was in an exhausted state when he saw Al Pacino in “Richard IIIâ€? on Broadway years ago. I’m sure Pacino has my picture on a “NOT Wantedâ€? poster somewhere. Q Eat beforehand or afterward,

not during the show. Best-case scenario, fellow audience members will be salivating and looking around; worst-case scenario, the people on stage will be. Q Feel free to applaud after musical numbers and at the end of scenes/ acts. If something’s funny, laugh; if something’s a shock, gasp. If you want to talk, wait until intermission or after the show. And if you loved the show and more performances are still slated, tell everyone they should see it, but wait ’til this performance is over. A ďŹ nal thought Even if you know the lyrics to a song (e.g., “Tomorrowâ€? in the upcoming Woodstock Musical eatre Company production of “Annieâ€?), don’t sing along. After all, just because the sun’ll come out tomorrow doesn’t mean a fellow audience member won’t make you see stars tonight.

Paul Lockwood is an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, the vice president of the Woodstock Public Library Board of Trustees, a frequent community theater actor, and the immediate past president of TownSquare Players. He works in Chicago as RFP Manager for The Vitality Group. He and his wife Diane have lived in Woodstock since 2001.

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A night at the museum for Challenger visitors Annual event pairs Museum of Science and Industry with Challenger Center By LISA KUCHARSKI The Independent e Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, will join the Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology ursday, April 11, to entertain and educate audiences through experiments at the Center’s Family Science Night. “It’s just a fun, exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) opportunity,” said Challenger Executive Director Chantel Madson. “If your kids are interested in science and experimenting, it’s good for all ages. Preschoolers through

grandparents, everybody enjoys the time here.” e eighth annual partnership will feature a variety of hands-on stations with different experiments supplied by MSI. Running from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Family Science Night is an open house where visitors can maneuver through the different stations at their own leisure and take tours of the facility. Madson said some popular experiments in the past include making recycled paper, dissecting frogs and shooting off Alka Seltzer rockets, a crowd favorite. She said most of the experiments remain a mystery to the Challenger and the public until they are brought in, but they are always enjoyable and often entertaining. “It’s all very simple activities,” Madson said. “If they really loved it, they could go

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT Where: Challenger Center, 222 E. Church St. When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door home and Google the activity and do it at home using basic things they could find at home. … It’s just a really fun night for families to come and spend a Friday night together.” Madson said MSI receives funding for outreach programs like the Family Science Night to come in and provide science learning opportunities to different communities. She said she is thankful for MSI’s volunteerism because some of the

experiment kits could be expensive for the Challenger Center. In the past, Family Science Night has drawn up to 200 people to the event. Along with MSI, this year the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will attend to recruit members and share an activity, and the Jump Rope Girls will perform jumprope-making demonstrations and sell their hand-cranked yarn jump-ropes. “ere’s just so much energy,” said lead flight director Rebecca Dolmon, who remembers attending one of the first Family Science Nights with MSI as a student. “I hope it will inspire them to try some stuff at home and explore and come back. ere’s such love for science out there.” e cost is $5 per person in advance or $7 at the door.

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Girls on the Run teaches potential, confidence By JANET DOVIDIO The Independent Woodstock School District 200 students have the opportunity to participate in a self-esteem program for girls called Girls on the Run. e program is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to help-

ing girls know their potential and encouraging them to have the confidence to pursue their dreams through a running fitness program that culminates in a 5K run. Mary Endres Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Shannon Laidig coordinates the program at her school. Mary Endres has two teams, each with 13 girls in third to fifth grades that meet twice a week from March through May. e curriculum includes walking and running exercises as well as games and activities that encourage positive thinking and confidence. “e strategies in this program are very positive,” said Laidig. “e girls are proud of what they are learning and what they are accomplishing.

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Dana Swaboda of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew sits with Westwood Elementary School third-grader Ellie Hunter Granat during the school’s “celebrity breakfast” March 19. The event was part of the It Starts with School Breakfast campaign. Other guests included Mayor Brian Sager and Woodstock Willie. INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY KEN FARVER

COLLEGE CURRENTS

Missouri S&T announces honors list

The following students were named to the honor’s list at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo.: Michael Hansing, Woodstock; Jonathan

Walsh, Wonder Lake.

White named to provost list

Rachel White, Woodstock, was named to the Fall 2013 provost/vice president list at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.

ere are obvious improvements in their self-esteem and social interaction.” Teachers at the school volunteer their time to serve as team coaches. In addition to Laidig, Mary Endres’ coaches are Jen Waldack, Joanna Bacon and Heidi Nieman. e final activity will be a 5K run/ walk at Woodstock North High School Sunday, May 18. Each girl will run with a buddy who is 18 years or older. Participation is open to the public.

“is volunteer time provides a wonderful opportunity for coaches to renew their own positive approach to life,” Laidig said. “As for the girls, we see improved behavior and more confidence from the beginning. It is obvious in the classroom and on the playground.” For information, visit www.gotrnwil. org. News of recognitions and milestones can be sent to Janet Dovidio at fetjetjd@aol.com.


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Orphans set to steal hearts in WMTC’s ‘Annie’ By SANDY KUCHARSKI The Independent e infectious enthusiasm of the orphans and the chemistry of the multigenerational cast will come together to entertain audiences in the Woodstock Musical eatre Company’s production of “Annie.” e show will open at the Woodstock Opera House Friday, April 4, running Friday to Sunday through April 27, with the exception of Easter Sunday, April 20. With a 12-show run, the role of Annie will be split between two girls, Samantha Erne and Alyssa St. John, each starring in six performances. e show also features Larry Breidenbach as Oliver Warbucks, Christy Johanson as Grace Farrell, and Mary Barrett as Miss Hannigan. e 35-member cast spans nearly seven generations and draws talent from surrounding counties, in a combination of veterans and newcomers. “It’s a wonderful cast,” said Bud Jones

‘ANNIE’ Where: Woodstock Opera House, 121 E. Van Buren St. When: Fridays to Sundays, April 4 to 27. (No performance Easter Sunday.) Tickets: $23 adults, $20 students and senior citizens

who plays FDR. “It’s fun to come to rehearsal every night.” Jones, a retired Marine Corp pilot, drives more than an hour to rehearsal from his home in Park Ridge. A veteran of local theater closer to home, Jones auditioned for the production because he wanted to perform at the Woodstock Opera House. Eliza Goers as Molly, Woodstock, is the youngest cast member at age 8, but it’s not her first show. e Dean Street Elementary School student took the stage as Tootie in the 2013 Woodstock High School production of “Meet Me in St. Louis.” She said she likes everything

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about the production of “Annie,” naming dancing as her favorite part of performing. e production calls for casting a group of orphans, creating roles for several young girls. WMTC President Kathie Comella said, “It’s good to have some opportunities for children. We’ve got to recruit them and get them interested [in theater], and hope they have a good experience.” e director, Barry Norton, Cary, joined WMTC about five years ago as a set painter. Norton was excited to be involved with this particular show and, as a fourth-grade school teacher, he is truly in his element working with all the children in the production. “I like the show,” he said. “I like the history behind it, and that the kids can learn a lot about the history. Putting kids and adults together … I think it’s great they can learn from each other. row a dog in there, it’s even better!” Norton double majored in theater and education, and he uses many theater-related activities with his students. “It’s great for reading skills, it’s great for memorization, and it’s great for meeting kids.” In addition to serving as a board member, Norton takes on many different roles with WMTC. His resume includes performing, directing, set design and, most recently, animal

The leading role is double-cast for WMTC’s production of “Annie.” Alyssa St. John, left, and Samantha Erne are each featured as Annie in six of the shows. COURTESY PHOTO

handler; his dog, Rusty, plays Sandy in the production. “Lately I’ve been pushing the directing side,” he said, “but it’s my goal to get back on stage soon.” e heartwarming tale of orphan Annie promises to be a fun time for the audience. Norton said, “e energy and enthusiasm from the kids is just going to grab [the audience]. ey come on right in the beginning and that’s a great spot. It’s just like bang, they’ve got you.”

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After a hiatus, a return to the stage Who are these people? at’s a question many people ask themselves when they go to the Woodstock Opera House and enjoy one of the community theater productions produced each year. Tony e answer is that, in Casalino most cases, the perNow Playing formers, production staff and crew members are talented theater people who live next door and don’t get a paycheck for what they do in the theater. Many of the performers who will grace the stage in next month’s Woodstock Musical eatre Company production of “Annie” bring years (sometimes decades) of experience with them. Many have studied theater and music in excellent college programs and bring that experience and training to the stage “for the fun of it.” One such performer is Christy Johanson, a trained music teacher who started her career in 1994 while a high school student when she was on the Opera House crew for “Anything Goes” and was in the cast of the summer theater production of “Carousel” that I directed. Christy went to U. of I., where she earned a degree in music education and was in many theatrical performances. After a seven-year hiatus while she cared for her three children and directed church music programs, Christy is renewing her performance career with “Annie,” where she will play the role of

Grace Farrell. She has performed, directed and taught at places as varied as Richmond High School, the Raue Center and the Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan. Christy, originally from Harvard, lives in Woodstock and is thrilled to be performing at the Opera House again. As we spoke, Christy was quick to “share the spotlight” with many of the other performers in the show. She pointed out that the two talented young girls sharing the title role in the show are from Crystal Lake (Alyssa St. John) and Schaumburg (Samantha Erne), and also wanted me to know about three sets of parent/child performers in the show. Mike Silva, an experienced local performer, will play Drake the butler in the show while his son Logan, a student at Woodstock High School, will be in the ensemble. Logan got his start in the Woodstock Summer Children’s eatre program. Teresa Walsh and her daughter Molly Freeman, also a high school student, will both be seen in the ensemble of the show. Christy was delighted to tell me that Joel Bennett, who plays the role of Rooster alongside her in the show, and his mother, Mary Ann Bennett, worked with her on the crew for “Anything Goes.” e cast of 30 is filled with your neighbors who can’t wait to share their talent with the community. Some will make their Opera House debut in the show, while others like Kathie Comella have been performing here for decades. All share one thing—a love of performing. ey may not be paid for their work, but their talent and their efforts are very professional. Get your tickets and see what I mean. Tony Casalino is chairman of the Woodstock Opera House Advisory Commission.


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» MUSIC WEDNESDAY JAM GROUP March 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun Free 815-337-3534 unitywoodstock.org Acoustic musicians meet weekly to play music together. Everyone is welcome to attend to join in or to listen. STAGE LEFTOVERS March 26, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. Donation woodstockoperahouse.com Rich Prezioso, Joe Pesz, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Pete Jonsson and Les Urban will perform. LIVE MUSIC AT EXPRESSLY LESLIE’S March 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Woodstock Square Mall 110 Johnson St. 815-338-2833 Free The Kishwaukee Ramblers will perform. OPEN MIC NIGHT March 28, April 11, 7 p.m. Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. $3 donation offsquaremusic.org Open Mic is sponsored by Off Square Music. Various artists will perform in 15-minute slots. JAZZ NIGHT April 4, 7 p.m. Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. 815-337-1395 $5 donation Jazz Night is sponsored by Jazz on the Square. Various artists will perform jazz music. WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET April 5, 9 a.m. to noon McHenry County Farm Bureau 1102 McConnell Road Free 9 a.m. - Don Humbertson 10 a.m. - Courtney Sullivan 11 a.m. - Ken Johnson ROTARY HAITIAN IDOL April 5, 6:30 p.m. Woodstock VFW 240 N. Throop St. $10 in advance, $12 at the door rotaryhaitianidol.com The Woodstock Morning Rotary Club will host the fifth annual Haitian Idol event featuring a battle of the bands. The event raises money and awareness for Haiti and other Rotary projects. FIRST SATURDAY MUSIC April 5, 7 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun St. $3 donation 815-337-3534 Visitors can participate in the open mic night or enjoy the show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. D-200 CHORAL FESTIVAL April 7, 7 p.m. Woodstock High School 501 W. South St. 815-338-4370 Choral groups from grade, middle and high schools will perform.

KEY CLUB COFFEE HOUSE April 12, 8 to 10 p.m. Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. woodstockoperahouse.com The Woodstock High School Key Club hosts a coffee house.

» THEATER ‘ANNIE’ April 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26, 8 p.m. April 6,13,27, 3 p.m. Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. $23 adults, $20 senior citizens, $20 students 815-338-5300 Woodstock Musical Theatre Company brings the popular comic strip heroine to life in a stage musical.

» MULTIMEDIA CREATIVE LIVING SERIES April 17, 10 a.m. Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. $24 815-338-5300 Richard Glazier brings movie history to life with a unique multimedia concert.

» MOVIES Previews by Jay Schulz of films currently playing at the Woodstock Theatre unless otherwise noted. ‘300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE’ Persian forces led by Xerxes, played by Rodrigo Santoro (“300”), and Artemisia, played by Eva Greene (“Casino Royale”), invade Greece. “300: Rise of an Empire” is directed by Noam Murro (“Smart People”) and also stars Lena Headley (“Dredd”) and Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”). RATED R, 102 MINUTES ‘MUPPETS MOST WANTED’

The Muppets are back and find themselves involved in a caper in Europe. Hilarity ensues. “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin (“The Muppets”) and stars Chloe Grace Moretz (“Let Me In”), Tom Hiddleston (“Thor”), Stanley Tucci (“The Terminal”), Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”), Tina Fey (“Date Night”) and Salma Heyek (“Desperado”) and the Muppets. RATED PG, 112 MINUTES ‘NON-STOP’ Liam Neeson (“Darkman”) is an air marshal who races to save his fellow passengers during a transatlantic flight. “Non-Stop” is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Orphan”) and also stars Julianne Moore (“The Big Lebowski”), Corey Stall (“Salt”), Linus Roache (“Batman Begins”) and Michelle Dockery (“Hanna”). RATED PG-13, 106 MINUTES ‘NOAH’ Noah, played by Russell Crowe (“A Beautiful Mind”), is chosen by God to save the inhabitants of Earth while God unleashes his wrath. “Noah” is directed by Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) and also stars Jennifer Connelly (“Once Upon a Time in America”), Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs”), Emma Watson (“The Bling Ring”) and Ray Winstone (“Edge of Darkness”). RATED PG-13, 138 MINUTES ‘NEED FOR SPEED’ A street racer, played by Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), seeks revenge on the expartner who framed him. “Need for Speed” is directed by Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) and also stars Dominic Cooper (“Captain America: The First Avenger”), Michael Keaton (“Batman”) and Imogen Poots (“28 Weeks Later”). RATED PG-13, 130 MINUTES ‘SABOTAGE’ Arnold Schwarzenegger (“The Terminator”) is back and this time he is head of an elite DEA task force that is the target of a drug cartel. “Sabotage” is directed by David Ayer

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(“End of Watch”) and also Sam Worthington (“Avatar”), Terrence Howard (“Crash”), Joe Manganiello (“Magic Mike”) and Mireille Enos (“World War Z”). RATED R, 109 MINUTES ‘DIVERGENT’ In the future, a young lady discovers she is not like others in the mainstream of society and must fight to save her kind. “Divergent” is directed by Neil Burger (“Limitless”) and stars Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”), Kate Winslet (“Little Children”), Miles Teller (“The Spectacular Now”) and Tony Goldwyn (“Ghost”). RATED PG-13, 139 MINUTES ‘MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN’ Mr. Peabody, the voice of Ty Burrell (“In Good Company”), and his adopted son Sherman, the voice of Max Charles (“The Amazing Spider-Man”), travel through time to try to fix a time rift of their own creation. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is directed by Rob Minkoff (“Stuart Little”) and also stars the voices of Allison Janney (“Finding Nemo”), Leslie Mann (“This is 40”) and Dennis Haysbert (“Major League”). RATED PG, 92 MINUTES


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A customer-focused business increases odds of success ere really is only one requirement that has to be met for a business to be born. e enterprise has to have a paying customer. A paying customer means there is a business. A great or cute name doesn’t make a business. An awesome business plan doesn’t make a business. e one and only required prerequisite is a paying customer. It’s that simple. e trick is to get as many paying customers as possible during John the start-up phase Trione so you can pay Minding Your operational exBusiness penses before you run out of start-up capital. Many entrepreneurs focus on the wrong things at the wrong time. In order to have a successful business, you need to use a customer-centric approach. Before you choose a name, before you rent space, before you hire employees, you will need to take your idea to the very people you suspect will be your potential customers. Get out and press some flesh. Go out and sit down with potential customers in their place of business. Ask about their problems. Talking to live customers before you design your products will help you understand the subtleties of the business. e bottom line is that customers buy products and services that address problems they have in their businesses. Your job is to make sure that your product and your organization is aligned with solving your potential customers’ problems. Ask your customers questions that align with their goals ... not yours. Act aggressively on those answers and avoid formulaic answers. e truth is that many of your assumptions about your business and its possible customers may be completely invalid. Entrepreneurship is not an art. It is a science. One can follow the scientific method in business and dramatically increase the odds of success for your venture. You’ll remember this process from middle school science. Make a hypothesis, test it and then formulate your results. e final step is to take those results and improve your hypothesis. Do you have a business idea that is completely unique to your market? If not, your “me-too” company is going to have trouble standing out in a crowded market, and you will not be able to charge top dollar for your product/ service ... and you become a commodity. e ability to charge top dollar for a unique product or service is a key requirement to assuring profitability in a reasonably short period of time. By establishing a company in a newly defined market, you are focusing on specificity. Your goal shouldn’t be to sell to everyone ... it’s not the size of the market that wins the game, it’s a market where the customers act similarly that wins the game. John C. Trione is the General Manager of the Woodstock Independent and can be reached at gm@thewoodstockindependent or at 815701-9259.

Network promotes Woodstock weddings Wedding industry professionals are publicizing the city as a destination for nuptials By SANDY KUCHARSKI The Independent Local wedding professionals are banding together to form the Woodstock Wedding Network, an organization dedicated to promoting Woodstock as a wedding venue and increasing awareness of nearby service providers. Dana Brandt opened Happily Ever After Photography around the corner from Starbucks in September 2013. As she became familiar with the charm of the community, she was compelled to share the word. “e longer I was there, the more I could not just sit back and let it go unnoticed any longer by other people,” she said. “I saw a wedding on the Square, and I thought, ‘ere needs to be more of these!’” Brandt began talking to other wedding professionals and the Woodstock Wedding Network began taking shape. “People are talking about it and word of mouth is spreading,” she said. Armed with experience from other networking groups she was involved in, Brandt defined specific expectations for the

group. e network lists giving back to the community and being action-oriented as top priorities. “Every other month we are picking a different charity to work with,” she said, avoiding the alltoo-common danger of becoming too self-involved.

“I saw a wedding on the Square and I thought, ‘There needs to be more of these!’” — Dana Brandt, photographer e group will be exclusive to true wedding professionals with established businesses, including photographers, disc jockeys, event planners, caterers and event venues. “We have literally every wedding resource available right here in Woodstock,” said Brandt. at’s not to say they will not also include members from neighboring communities, but the goal is to draw clients to have their wedding in Woodstock.

e network will help members expand their client base through referrals from other members. Each business will have folders containing literature pieces from each member to share with contacts they make. e Woodstock Wedding Network also plans to host two wedding walks each year. e events will be a fair-like setting for couples planning a wedding, with vendors set up throughout the Square and activities such as live music, food, tours of venues and a white dove release. Brandt was excited to announce that Sunday, June 22, has already been approved by the city for the Spring Wedding Walk. Her vision is to make this an annual event, as anticipated as Fair Diddley or Groundhog Day. “I want this to be a staple of Woodstock, a continued tradition where people are looking forward to it,” she said. Business professionals seem to be feeding off Brandt’s enthusiasm and ideas, and the interest in the Woodstock Wedding Network has been growing steadily. “I’ve got a lot of extra energy!” she said. “I wish I could funnel it into doing the laundry, but I can’t!”

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Filed in the McHenry County Recorder’s Office March 3 to 13: Q Residence at 1018 Clay St., Woodstock, was sold by Bank of America N.A., Richardson, Texas, to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Chicago, for $43,560. Q Residence at 4520 Wonder Lake Drive, Wonder Lake, was sold by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta, to Wayne and Dianna Bremer, Wheeling, for $85,000. Q Residence at 479 N. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock, was sold by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Carrollton, Texas, to Marjorie Biedron, Woodstock, for $$43,750. Q Residence at 1065 Greewwood Circle, Unit 3D, Woodstock, was sold by Eric Breckenridge, Chicago, to Walter and Nancy Lechner, Crystal Lake, for $57,500. Q Residence at 3190 Shenandoah Lane, Woodstock, was sold by the Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, to Douglas and Karleen Pitchford, Buffalo Grove, for $85,000. Q Residence at 1940 Sheila St., Woodstock, was sold by the Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, to Ryan Pomerenke, Woodstock, for $105,000. Q Residence at 8908 Bull Valley Road, Woodstock, was sold by Intercounty Judicial Sales, Chicago, to Mac 4 Investments, c/o Rhienna Trevino, Crystal Lake, for $115,001. Q Residence at 158 Bloomfield Drive, Woodstock, was sold by Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation, Chicago, to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Chicago, for $46,273. Q Commercial metal stamping building at 919 Trakk Lane, Woodstock, was sold by Royce Leasing LLC, Woodstock, to Trakk Lane LLC, Woodstock, for $1,150,000. Q Residence at 409 Marawood Drive, Woodstock, was sold by State Bank of the Lakes, f/k/a State Bank of

Antioch, Antioch, to Steven Berry and Cindy Lee Madill, Woodstock, for $380,000. Q Residence at 487 W. Judd St., Woodstock, was sold by Martha McConnell, Crystal Lake, to Geri Rydz, Woodstock, for $176,000. Q Residence at 8413 Richmond Road, Wonder Lake, was sold by Ginmeg LLC, Crystal Lake, to Adam and Jennifer Bailey, Wonder Lake, for $105,000. Q Residence at 3021 Courtland St., Woodstock, was sold by Cathy Rausch, Schaumburg, to Kevin and Rita Hobeck, Woodstock, for $86,000. Q Residence at 6515 Giant Oaks Road, Wonder Lake, was sold by Carolyn Haak, Highland Park, to Michael Ukinski and Mary Clifford, Wonder Lake, for $187,000. Q Residence at 910 Quill Lane, Woodstock, was sold by the Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, to Ryan and Jessica Moyer, Woodstock, for $167,900. Q Residence at 426 Stewart Ave., Woodstock, was sold by the Federal Home Loan

Mortgage Corporation, Carrollton, Texas, to Martin and Sarah Adelphia, Woodstock, for $138,000. Q Residence at 1401 Rhett Place, Woodstock, was sold by Vimlan Realty LLC, Woodstock, to Sara Tapias, Woodstock, for $88,000. Q Residence at 3002 Harrow Gate Drive, Woodstock, was sold by Manfred Kirst and Victoria Kirst living trust, to Diane Buczek, Crystal Lake, for $290,000. Q Residence at 8601 West Sunset Drive, Wonder Lake, was sold by Cecil and Donna Napier, McHenry, to Victor Hugo Contreras Galvan, Wonder Lake, for $107,500. Q Residence at 1401 Oakleaf Lane, Woodstock, was sold by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Carrollton, Texas, to Kenneth and Tatiana Weinstein, Woodstock, for $89,000. Q Residence at 1453 Aster Trail, Woodstock, was sold by the Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, to Kyle Merkling and Jenna Diskin, Woodstock, for $184,000.


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Historical society seeks old-school baseball players

Woodstock chef Scott Commings prepares a dish at an event for the Friends of the Woodstock Public Library in mid-March. Commings is a contestant on the Fox TV show “Hell’s Kitchen.” INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY KEN FARVER

Standing the heat By LISA KUCHARSKI The Independent After two episodes of “Hell’s Kitchen,” season 12, Woodstock’s Scott Commings has managed to avoid elimination and survive the wrath of the Fox TV show’s chef Gordon Ramsay. Viewers can tune in at 7 p.m. ursday, March 27, to see if Commings makes it through to another round. “Seeing yourself on TV, it’s really crazy. It’s not often you get to see that,” said the reality show participant, who gathered with friends and family at Main Street Pour House to watch the premiere March 13. Hell’s Kitchen, a culinary competition show on Fox based in Los Angeles, welcomes 20 aspiring restaurateurs each season. e hopefuls face intense, fast-paced and high-pressure cooking challenges under Ramsay’s extreme eye for detail and emotional disregard. e individuals work first in teams until Ramsay declares them fit for a black jacket and deserving of a chance to win. As the competition progresses, the chefs face elimination until the final two are left to compete for the ultimate prize. is year, contestants are vying for the chance to win $250,000 and become a head chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, working under executive chef Jeremy Berlin. Fox claims this season is one of the most “explosive, dramatic and %@*!&* intense” seasons yet. As the pressure builds and panic sets in, many of the chefs in the first two episodes became easily flustered, and several arguments broke out. Despite negative comments and reviews of some of his first dishes on the show, Commings maintained his composure. “e pressure and intensity of that show,

Woodstock’s Scott Commings competes in ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ TV show

it’s nonstop,” Commings said. “You have no idea as an individual what you are doing at any point at any time. … You learn a lot about yourself about how you are as an individual, so there’s definitely a lot of individual growth ... ” Commings, who has worked as an executive chef and gardener at Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology campus in Woodstock for the past four years, was called onto the show when producers found his name floating around for cooking shows, which he had entered in mostly for fun. After interviews and callbacks, he headed out to Los Angeles for filming in 2013. “I had watched the show before, so I knew I was kind of getting myself into a crazy situation,” he said. “I had no idea, no expectations of how, personally, I would actually feel from that show or what kind of experiences I would be involved in at any time. … ere was absolutely no game plan.” ough the camera crews hovered around the contestants as they prepared meals, faced criticism from Ramsay, fought and even cried, Commings said he hardly noticed them ... until his one-on-one interviews, where the contestants reflect on different situations in front of the camera throughout each episode. “You don’t ever really see the cameras because you are so enwrapped in what’s going on, so everything kind of disappears, and it’s pretty amazing how that works.” Although Ramsay was harsh, impatient and vocal toward the contestants, Commings said it was an awesome experience to be able to work next to him and learn from him. “Beyond the yelling and stuff that goes

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The McHenry County Historical Society is looking for players for its circa 1860 team, the McHenry County Independants. Requirements include the ability to run the bases (even if it’s slowly), a commitment to attend at least one practice and the availability to play in two exhibition games: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in Prairie Grove; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in Grayslake. This type of Civil War-era “base ball,” as it was called, has very different rules from the present day game. To sign up, call Kurt Begalka at 815-923-2267.

Mental health class to begin April 5 An eight-week mentalhealth recovery class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, April 5 to May 24, at the McHenry County PADS Day Center, 14411 Kishwaukee Valley Road. The class is free and open to the public. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. The program is Wellness Recovery Action Planning. For information, call 815759-7287 or email rpeterson@pioneercenter.org.

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Scott Commings bakes bread at the Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology campus, where he is an executive chef. INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY LISA KUCHARSKI

on, it was amazing to be able to see how professional and how incredibly passionate he is about food,” he said. “He’s just incredible at what he does.” While Commings admired Ramsay, his 6-year-old daughter had a different opinion. “My 6-year-old saw the show and I came home after the first night and she said, ‘Dad, I saw you on TV and I didn’t like it when he didn’t like your dish,’” he said, imitating his daughter’s distraught and tearful tone. “I said (to my wife), ‘Honey, I think we might not want her to watch the rest of the show.” “I’m hoping I can last,” Commings said. “We’ll see.”

The McHenry County College Staff Council Local 1642 is offering a $500 scholarship for current MCC students for the fall 2014 semester. Eligible students must be enrolled at MCC with at least six credit hours for the fall semester and show financial need. The applicant must also participate in extracurricular activities. Priority will be given to students not receiving any other kind of financial aid. The deadline for application is Friday, April 18. For information, call the financial aid office at 815-455-8761.


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an Associate in Applied Science degree. She is currently employed as a nurse tech at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. He is a 2002 graduate of Antioch High School and has an associate degree from Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Wis. He is currently employed at Encore Event Technologies, Chicago. The wedding is planned for spring 2015.

Stolarczyk and Schneeweis to wed Mark Thiele and Stefanie Dorwaldt

Dorwaldt and Thiele to wed Stefanie Dorwaldt, Woodstock, and Mark Thiele, Round Lake, are pleased to announce their engagement. She is the daughter of James Dorwaldt, Belvidere, and Tom and Teri Graf, Woodstock. He is the son of Eugene and Elizabeth Thiele, Evanston, and Melody and Max Morrone, Racine, Wis. She is a 2003 graduate of Woodstock High School, and a 2013 graduate of McHenry County College with

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Lauri Stolarczyk, Woodstock, and Scott Schneeweis, River Grove, are pleased to announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Richard and Barbara Stolarczyk. He is the son of Robert and Elaine Schneeweis. She is a 1999 graduate of Woodstock High School. In 2003 she graduated from Western Illinois University, Macomb, with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. In 2006 she received an MBA in marketing. She is employed as a marketing manager at Thermos LLC, Schaumburg. He is a 1998 graduate of East Leyden High School, Franklin Park, and a 2002 graduate of DePaul University, Chicago, with a degree in finance. He is em-

ployed as vice president business banking at PNC Bank, Schaumburg. The wedding will be May 25, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock.

Forst and Wisinski announce engagement Esteé Forst and David Wisinski, both formerly of Woodstock, are pleased to announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Robert and Karen Forst. He is the son of Greg and Lynda Wisinski, Woodstock. David Wisinski and She is a Esteé Forst 2005 graduate of Forst Academy, Woodstock, and is currently em-

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ployed as a leasing specialist at Cottonwood Residential, Peachtree City, Ga. He is a 2008 graduate of Woodstock High School and is employed as a test engineer at Yancy Bros. Caterpillar, Griffin, Ga. The wedding will be May 31, 2014, at Oak Lane of Oregon, Oregon, Ill. The ceremony will be outdoors with the reception in the hayloft of a refurbished barn. Following the wedding, the couple will return home to Georgia.

Brink and Weel to wed Danielle Brink, Woodstock, and David Weel, Algonquin, are pleased to announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Jim and Kim Brink, W o o d stock. He is the son of John and Andrea Weel, Algonquin, and CinDanielle Brink and dy Weel, David Weel Wheeling. She is a 2007 graduate of Woodstock High School, and is currently attending Chamberlain College of Nursing, Addison. He is a 2004 graduate of H.D. Jacobs High School, Algonquin. In 2004 he graduated from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing. He is currently employed as an account manager at W.W. Grainger, Elgin. The wedding will be Sept. 27, 2014, at Turnberry Country Club, Lakewood.

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Jane Margaret Hoadley A baby girl, Jane Margaret Hoadley, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and 21 inches, was born Feb. 1, 2014, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. Welcoming her are parents, Seth and Lauren Hoadley, Woodstock. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Peggy Smith, Woodstock; and paternal grandparents are Bob and Nancy Hoadley, Woodstock.

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Applications available for Miss Woodstock The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry is accepting applications for the 2014 Miss Woodstock Scholarship Pageant. Contestants must live within the boundaries of Woodstock School District 200 and be between the ages of 17 and 21. Applications are available online at woodstockilchamber.com or by visiting the Woodstock Chamber, 136 Cass St., on the Square. The pageant will take place Friday, June 20, at the Woodstock Opera House. The winner will receive a $2,000 educational scholarship, first runnerup will receive a $1,000 savings bond and the second runner-up will receive a $500 savings bond. There also will be prizes for Miss Congeniality, Miss Photogenic and a talent scholarship.


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Once upon a time, our tastebuds told a story “It was very important thousands of years ago to categorize things. I can eat that plant, I can’t eat that plant. Or this tribe, not that tribe. We don’t have to do that anymore — we have processed food now!” KeeganMichael Key Once upon a time, long, long ago, food research consisted of smelling, tasting and eating. If a food item didn’t kill you or make you sick, it was probably “edible.” Along the way we discovered that cooking certain items made them more appealing, perhaps even easier to digest. Traditional local cuisines developed. is “once upon a time” at the very least provides a rationale for our olfactory sense and our tastebuds. Chances are, things that smelled or tasted disgusting weren’t eaten – and probably shouldn’t have been. It’s not so simple to figure out what we should or should not eat anymore. Between subverted tastebuds, food dangers that can’t be tasted or smelled and don’t immediately kill us or make us sick, and a morass of conflicting information and hype, it’s pretty difficult to enjoy a meal and know it is nourishing and not ultimately deadly. Even health claims on packages purporting to tell us what is good for us are little more than paid advertisements. And why do we need a package to tell us what tastes good and is healthy for us anyway? Can’t we tell? e simple answer is, apparently, “No.” Remember margarine? It didn’t even taste good, but we all used it slavishly, and even now many still think it’s a healthier product than butter. Our senses won’t alert us to trans-fats, chemical additives, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, PCBs or GMOs. Above and beyond health, there are ecological and social concerns attached to our food choices. Tomatoes may come to us cheaply, but the cost is borne by migrant pickers. e conditions under which they work aren’t something we can taste or smell. When we ate bread in the ’30s made with wheat grown on the prairies, we couldn’t taste the apocalyptic environmental disaster we were creating. When we eat a candy bar or packaged cookie, our tastebuds don’t generate images of rainforest destruction. ere are real concerns with regard to our food supply. ese concerns were discovered not through our senses as we ate the food in front of us but through investigative exposés after years of being human guinea pigs. Back to that margarine: part of the “fat fix,” it is finally recognized as nothing more than an unhealthy construct of the food industry. e low-fat recommendation of the late ‘80s led to an array of highly processed food products laden with sugar, salt and trans-fats. It has taken years to understand the devastation of the low-fat recommendation and what the food industry did with it. And now companies have a vested interest in maintaining the myth that lowfat products are healthy. We share responsibility for introducing change willy-nilly into our dietary patterns without understanding the consequences. We avoided milk and gave our kids soy milk, with all the hazards we now know are associated with soy in the way we use it. Like HFCS, originally touted as low on the glycemic index

(and so good for maintaining blood sugar control – not), soy has crept into everything. Many of those who replaced the obligatory four glasses of milk per day with four glasses Leslie of soy milk per day have turned to four Cook glasses of almond Vegetating With milk per day. I’ll bet Leslie it’s not unsweetened, and we now know the dangers of sugar consumption at those levels. Our food supply is compromised as are our own senses. We run like mice in a maze trying to find food we can eat. We let others tell us what is good for us because our senses no longer work as they once did. We have made sudden changes in dietary patterns that have sustained people and kept them healthy for centuries. Is there anything tasty, healthy and affordable left to eat? at is sustainable and doesn’t add to our ethical burden? In an imperfect world, we have to make the best choices we can. I gravitate to traditional foods, that is, foods eaten “once upon a time” in some part of the world before the advent of commercial food products. I make my food myself with ingredients that are as little processed as possible. I believe that the fiber in whole foods is an antidote to a lot of dietary imperfections. I’m cautious about what I remove from my diet. Instead of removing items, I tend to look for ways to make them myself

rather than purchasing a commercial product. at way I can ensure that I am using whole foods without additives. Here are my personal rules for eating. 1. Drink clean water. e water content of food counts. Eating highwater-content foods is a proven weight maintenance and cleansing mechanism. 2. Eat real food. As Michael Pollan says, if it doesn’t rot, it’s not food. 3. Rely on fiber. It can compensate for a lot of dietary imperfections. 4. Less (processing) is more (real food): whole-wheat berry is better than cracked wheat is better than wholewheat flour is better than white flour. 5. Avoid sugar that doesn’t come in its own natural (fiber) package. A fig is good. A Fig Newton, not so much. Skip the apple juice and enjoy an apple with a glass of water. 6. Familiarity is good. Learn to make your favorites with real food ingredients. 7. Enjoy the color, aroma and flavor of your food – and maybe your senses will get their “sense” back!

Spaghetti and lentil balls An old favorite in a high-fiber, real-food version Ingredients 2 cups lentils 4 cups water 1 cup fine bulgur 1 onion 3 tablespoons tomato paste 2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon harif (or 1 to 2 teaspoon

hot paprika) 1 lemon 1/2 bunch parsley 3 green onions Directions Cook lentils to just done, and stir in bulgur. Sauté the onion, and make a paste by adding remaining ingredients. Add to cooled lentils and mix. Chop parsley and green onions fine. Add most of the chopped greens to the mix, keeping some out for garnish. Preheat oven to 550 degrees. Form mixture into good-sized balls, coat lightly with olive oil, place on a shallow baking sheet, and put into preheated oven for 5 minutes or until the balls have brown spots. During the cooking time, slide a spatula carefully under the balls once or twice and when loose, gently shake the pan to move the balls around and prevent from sticking. When done, remove from the oven. Place tray on a rack to cool. Separately prepare whole grain spaghetti and your favorite (fresh, real food) marinara. We use our matboukha (Moroccan salsa) in my restaurant. You can also whiz tomatoes briefly in a food processor and cook with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and any other seasonings you like until the mixture reaches sauce consistency. To serve, arrange spaghetti on a platter with sauce on top, add lentil balls and sprinkle with parsley. Happy, healthy eating! Leslie Cook is owner of Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties, 110 S. Johnson St.


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25 years ago Q The Woodstock City Council voted to destroy the Bigelow House, a former single family home on Kishwaukee Valley Road in Emricson Park that had been used by McHenry County Youth Service Bureau. Q Woodstock High School Athletic Director John Theriault resigned after one year to return to his classroom and coaching duties. Q WHS track and ďŹ eld member Bryant Lorr took ďŹ rst place in the high jump with a jump of 6 feet, 4 inches at the Illinois Prep Relays at Sterling.

acre parcel on land northwest of the intersection of routes 47 and 176. Q WHS student Kristen McCullough attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Q The Woodstock City Council approved the placement of a $3.9 million bond issue on an upcoming ballot to fund the construction of a family aquatic center at Emricson Park. Q The St. Mary eighth-grade girls basketball team ďŹ nished fourth in state, losing 45-42 in overtime and 41-40 at the state ďŹ nals.

20 years ago Q Woodstock resident Margaret Kaiser celebrated her 100th birthday. Q The McHenry County Farm Bureau presented Illinois Rep. Ann Hughes with the Friends of Agriculture Award. Q The Dream Field at Emricson Park won third place in the BEAM CLAY Diamond of the Year Awards.

10 years ago Q Voters rejected referendums for tax increases from both the Woodstock Fire/ Rescue District and the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District. Q Jewel/Osco opened its new 64,000square-foot store at the Route 47/Country Club Road shopping center. Q WHS senior Tim Tierney was named Mr. WHS 2004. Q WHS runner Lydia Loehner placed ďŹ rst in the 55-meter high hurdles at the Byron Invitational.

15 years ago Q Discussion continued on a proposed “peaker� power plant to be built on a 177-

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5 years ago Q Woodstock School District 200 announced it would reduce its workforce by 5 percent because of an estimated $2.1 million shortfall in its 2009-10 education fund. Q Jeremy Schaaf was named assistant principal at Woodstock North High School.

1 year ago Q The Independent chronicled former Bull Valley resident Dick Babcock, who help promote the Real Property Conservation Rights Act, which allowed for private property owners to place conservation easements on property. Q WNHS senior Julian Zach was named Mr. WNHS. Q Woodstock resident Parker Ritter was named the ďŹ rst middle school intern at Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology. Q WHS senior Jordan Turner announced he had committed to play basketball at Illinois Wesleyan University, and WNHS senior Steven Whiting announced he had committed to play basketball for the University of Dubuque.

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ries of all things Wrigley and the Cubs.

SOCIAL SKILLS AND SELFESTEEM SUPPORT GROUP Recovery Outreach Center 101 Jefferson St. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 815-338-3590 Monthly free group meetings will be ongoing and no reservations are needed.

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STAGE LEFTOVERS Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. 7:30 p.m. Donation woodstockoperahouse.com See The Entertainer, page 9.

27 | THURSDAY SO WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP: SOULFUL LIFE + WORK Mixin Mingle 124 Cass St. 6 p.m. Free mixinmingle.com Life coach Toni McLellan will help attendees create a plan to realize their deepest desires.

28 | FRIDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT Stage Left Cafe’ 125 Van Buren St. 7 p.m. $3 donation 815-338-5164 offsquaremusic.org See The Entertainer, page 9. WEDDING WONDERLAND Mixin Mingle 124 Cass St. 7 to 10 p.m. Free, $5 to taste test drinks and appetizers mixinmingle.com Wedding professionals will decorate Mixin Mingle and create a reception-themed event, complete with food, drinks and music. Experts will be available to talk about wedding planning.

29 | SATURDAY WOODSTOCK MODEL RAILROAD MEETING Woodstock Public Library 414 W. Judd St. 9 a.m. 815-338-0542 woodstockpubliclibrary.org LUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY Wendy’s 120 N. Eastwood Drive Noon to 2 p.m. The Woodstock Jaycees will host lunch for children age 9 and younger and their families. They can also take a photo with the Easter Bunny and participate in a coloring contest. BOOK SIGNING Read Between the Lynes 129 Van Buren St. 1 to 3 p.m. 815-206-5967 Dan Campana and Rob Carroll, authors of “Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years” will share sto-

LAWRENCE SWALLOW TALK AND WORKSHOP Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun St. 10 a.m. $10 love offering 815-337-3534 unitywoodstock.org Lawrence Swallow of the Lakota Sioux Nation will give a talk and workshop with Native American music.

31 | MONDAY MONDAY MORNING MOVIE Woodstock Public Library 414 W. Judd St. 10 a.m. 815-338-0542 woodstockpubliclibrary.org “All Is Lost” will be shown.

1 | TUESDAY CITY COUNCIL MEETING Woodstock City Hall 121 W. Calhoun St. 7 p.m.

2 | WEDNESDAY DOLPHIN TRY IT ORIENTATION Woodstock North High School 3000 Raffel Road 6 p.m. informational meeting, 6:30 swimming woodstockdolphins.com An informational meeting will be offered for parents and a free instruction session for interested swimmers, ages 5 to 18 years, will be offered.

3 | THURSDAY WOODSTOCK SENIOR CLUBS Hearthstone Communities 840 N. Seminary Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $2.50 for lunch 815-344-3555 The activities will include tai chi, coffee klatch, cooking demonstration, trivia, bingo and card games. Registration required. DOLPHIN TRY IT ORIENTATION Woodstock North High School 3000 Raffel Road 6:30 p.m. woodstockdolphins.com A free instruction session for swimmers ages 5 to 18 years interested in learning more about the Dolphins swim team will be offered.

4 | FRIDAY TLC CONSERVATION WORK DAY Hennen Conservation Center 4622 Dean St. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. conservemc.org The Land Conservancy of McHenry County seeks volunteers to help

with the restoration project. Dress to work outside. Tools and refreshments will be provided. JAIL BRAKERS Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun St. 6:30 p.m. 224-422-7431 jailbrakers@gmail.com Jail Brakers is a support group that provides a safe place for children and families to express their emotional reactions to separation from a family member who has been incarcerated. FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT Challenger Learning Center 222 Church St. 5:30 p.m. $5 per person 815-338-7722 challengerillinois.org “Museum of Science and Industry Science Spectacular.” Families are invited to explore the science that is around us everyday through fun, hands-on activities. JAZZ NIGHT Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. 7 p.m. $5 donation 815-337-1395 See The Entertainer, page 9. ‘ANNIE’ Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. 8 p.m. $23 adults, $20 senior citizens, $20 students 815-338-5300 See The Entertainer, page 9.

5 | SATURDAY WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET McHenry County Farm Bureau 1102 McConnell Road 9 a.m. to noon woodstockfarmersmarket.org Voted No. 1 in Illinois for midsize markets in 2012. See The Entertainer, page 9. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Woodstock Public Library 414 W. Judd St. 10 a.m. to noon 815-338-0542 woodstockpubliclibrary.org Volunteer genealogists from the Kishwaukee Trail Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will help attendees trace their American ancestors or Revolutionary War patriots. HONEYCRAFT MARKET Mixin Mingle 124 Cass St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designers, crafters and artists will display their wares for sale in an indie market. ALL NIGHT BINGO Marian Central High School 1001 McHenry Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 7:30 p.m. $35 deposit reserves a seat and a 36 sheet set 815-338-4220 Two complete sessions with a

guarantee of $4,000, plus special games, will be offered. Proceeds will be used to fund capital improvements at the school. ROTARY HAITIAN IDOL Woodstock VFW 240 N. Throop St. 6:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door rotaryhaitianidol.com See The Entertainer, page 9. FIRST SATURDAY MUSIC Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun St. 7 p.m. $3 donation 815-337-3534 unitywoodstock.org See The Entertainer, page 9. ‘ANNIE’ Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. 8 p.m. $23 adults, $20 senior citizens, $20 students 815-338-5300 See The Entertainer, page 9.

6 | SUNDAY HELPING PAWS NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Helping Paws Shelter 2500 Harding Lane 1 p.m. 815-338-4400 helpingpaws.net Helping Paws will offer a monthly orientation to new volunteers. ‘ANNIE’ Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. 3 p.m. $23 adults, $20 senior citizens, $20 students 815-338-5300 See The Entertainer, page 9.

7 | MONDAY BOOK SIGNING Read Between the Lynes 129 Van Buren St. 6:30 p.m. 815-206-5967 Gretchen Friel, the author of “Coffee Break for Quilters,” will discuss the inspiration behind her inspirational gift book of original poetry and rich photography. D-200 CHORAL FESTIVAL Woodstock High School 501 W. South St. 7 p.m. 815-338-4370 See The Entertainer, page 9.

ONGOING OPEN VOLLEYBALL Mondays Woodstock Recreation Center 820 Lake Ave. 6:45 to 9 p.m. Free for members, $4 nonmembers 815-338-4363 woodstockrecreationdepartment. com Teams are formed at random each week to play volleyball. COFFEE AT THE CAFÉ FOR SENIORS

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March 26 to April 7 Tuesdays Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. 1 to 3 p.m. Senior citizens are invited to drop in for coffee. MINDSHIFTERS GROUP Tuesdays Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun 6:30 p.m. $5 suggested love offering 815-337-3534 unitywoodstock.org A support group focused on the practical use of self-help tools for personal and spiritual growth will be presented weekly by Dr. Michael Ryce. WEDNESDAY JAM GROUP Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun 1 to 4 p.m. Free 815-337-3534 unitywoodstock.org See The Entertainer, page 9. BINGO Wednesdays Woodstock Moose Lodge 406 Clay St. 7 to 9:30 pm. 815-338-0126 Games will include crossfire. Food will be available. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. HATHA YOGA CLASS Fridays Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun 6:30 to 8 p.m. $5 requested donation 815-337-3534 unitywoodstock.org Participants learn the basic Yoga poses, conscious breathing, relaxing and being in the moment. LIVE MUSIC AT EXPRESSLY LESLIE’S Fridays Woodstock Square Mall 110 S. Johnson St. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 815-338-2833 See The Entertainer, page 9. VFW FISH FRY Fridays VFW Post 5040 240 N. Throop St. 5 to 8 p.m. $8.50 815-338-5040 READING AND BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Fridays Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock 225 W. Calhoun 7 to 9 p.m. $5 freewill offering 815-337-3534 unitywoodstock.org All are welcome as participants explore “The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have” by Mark Nepo. BEST BET SELECTION To submit calendar items, e-mail pr@thewoodstockindependent.com or visit thewoodstockindependent.com


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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 3, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as RBW SERVICES located at 4 Deer Path, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156. Dated MARCH 3, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9026

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff, vs. JAMES M. COTE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 1076 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on December 6, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the law offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 11 IN BLOCK 6 IN GREENWOOD PARK, A SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32 AND THE EAST 30 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (EXCEPT HIGHWAY) OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 6, 1947 AS DOCUMENT NO. 205163 IN BOOK 10 OF PLATS, PAGE 68, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 150 Meadow Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098. P.I.N. 08-32-376-013. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call Sales Department DW 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\ 0DQOH\ 'HDV Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 651-6705. 13-016898 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I594233 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9027

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. FRANK MALES AKA FRANK A. MALES AKA FRANK A. MALES, III; KATHRYN M. MALES; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Defendants, 12 CH 1968 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 6, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 31 IN GREENWOOD MEADOWS UNIT 3-PHASE 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 16, 1979 AS DOCUMENT NO 767966 AND RE-RECORDED JULY 11, 1979 AS DOCUMENT NO 773309, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 08-32-152-033. Commonly known as 274 JOSEPH STREET, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098.

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THE WOODSTOCK INDEPENDENT The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http:// service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\V  1RUWK 'HDUERUQ Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1213416. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I594227 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9028

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS MATRIX FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP. Plaintiff, vs. MOISES YANEZ A/K/A MOISES R. YANEZ; KAREN YANEZ A/K/A KAREN C. YANEZ; Defendants, 13 CH 186 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 9, 2014, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: THE EAST 332.0 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 13-30-400-012. Commonly known as 13318 IL ROUTE 176, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http:// service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\V  1RUWK 'HDUERUQ Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1301044. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I594232 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9029

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY- WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio Banking Corporation Plaintiff, vs. Dora A. Reyes; Claudia A. Mendez; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 1825 Property Address: 641 East Calhoun Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Claudia A. Mendez and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: 3$57 2) /27  2) 7+($66(6625¡6 PLAT OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH,

RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF CALHOUN STREET AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF OLSON STREET, NOW KNOWN AS IRVING AVENUE; THENCE RUNNING EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF CALHOUN STREET, 35 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LAND CONVEYED BY C. F. GAULKE AND JOHANNA GAULKE, HIS WIFE, TO ROBERT G. STEINKE BY DEED RECORDED DECEMBER 9, 1907 IN BOOK 124 OF DEEDS, PAGE 514; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE SAID 67(,1.(¡6 :(67 /,1(  )((7 THENCE WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF CALHOUN STREET, 35 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE EAST LINE OF OLSON STREET, NOW KNOWN AS IRVING AVENUE; THENCE SOUTH ON THE EAST LINE OF OLSON STREET, NOW KNOWN AS IRVING AVENUE, 135 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 13-05-476-002 Said property is commonly known as: 641 East Calhoun Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, and which said mortgage(s) was/ were made by Dora A. Reyes and Claudia A. Mendez and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 2005R0029151 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Mchenry County on or before April 11, 2014, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I592791 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9032

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 4, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as WORLD GAME HUNTS located at 7702 E Maplewood Dr, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. Dated MARCH 4, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9033

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY Ronald and Patrice Martin, plaintiff vs. Rick Sova et al Defendant Case Number: 13AD28 PUBLICATION NOTICE Notice is given you RICK ALLEN SOVA 203 S. Madison St. Woodstock, IL 60098, and unknown fathers and any interested parties, defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for termination of parental rights. Unless you file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of the McHenry County Clerk of Court, McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Room C380, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, on or before May 5 1:00 p.m., 2014, A JUDGEMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. Witness: March 4th, 2014 /s/Katherine Keefe by:DSB William A. Hellyer Attorney for Plaintiffs 444 N IL Route 31 Suite 100 Crystal Lake, IL 60012 815-459-1700. (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014) L9034

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY Ronald and Patrice Martin, plaintiff vs. Rick Sova et al

Defendant Case Number: 13AD28 PUBLICATION NOTICE Notice is given you RICK ALLEN SOVA 203 S. Madison St. Woodstock, IL 60098, and unknown fathers and any interested parties, defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for termination of parental rights. Unless you file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the office of the McHenry County Clerk of Court, McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Room C380, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, on or before May 5 1:00 p.m., 2014, A JUDGEMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. Witness: March 4th, 2014 /s/Katherine Keefe by:DSB William A. Hellyer Attorney for Plaintiffs 444 N IL Route 31 Suite 100 Crystal Lake, IL 60012 815-459-1700. (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014 March 26, 2014) L9034

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 6, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as EMBEDDED CONSULTING located at 4209 W Solon Rd, PO Box 726 Richmond, IL 60071. Dated MARCH 6, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9036

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 6, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MISSION ACCOMPLISHED located at 1114 W Wood ST, McHenry, IL 60051. Dated MARCH 6, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9037

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY- WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS PNC Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Charlene R. Werner; McHenry County Treasurer; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 1949 Property Address: 924 McHenry Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Charlene R. Werner and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: PARCEL 1: ALL THAT PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS : COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 4 BEING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SECOND PIECE OF LAND DESCRIBED IN THE WARRANTY DEED FROM ALBERT J. OLSON AND WIFE TO JOHN C. SCHUETT DATED MAY 21, 1912 AND RECORDED IN THE 5(&25'(5¡6 2)),&( 2) 0&+(15< COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN BOOK 137 OF DEEDS ON PAGE 344; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE THEREOF 57 RODS AND 3 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE NORTH ALONG THE WEST LINE THEREOF 134 RODS AND 4 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY AS THEN LOCATED AND KNOWN AS STATE ROUTE NO. 20 FOR A PLACE OF BEGINNING OF THE PIECE OF LAND HEREIN CONVEYED; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE AFORESAID PIECE OF LAND CONVEYED TO THE SAID JOHN C. SCHUETT, 20 RODS; THENCE EAST

ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE EAST AND WEST QUARTER SECTION LINE OF SAID SECTION 8 RODS; THENCE NORTH ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE AFORESAID WEST LINE 24 RODS MORE OR LESS TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE SAID PUBLIC HIGHWAY AS THEN LOCATED AND KNOWN AS STATE ROUTE NO. 20; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF SAID PUBLIC HIGHWAY TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: THAT PART OF LOTS 27 TO 29 BOTH INCLUSIVE LYING SOUTHEASTERLY OF STATE HIGHWAY 5287(12,1+2*$1¡60&+(15< AVENUE SUBDIVISION OF ALL THAT PART OF THE NORTH EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LYING NORTHERLY AND EASTERLY OF OLSEN PARK ADDITION EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF LAND MARKED â&#x20AC;&#x153;PROPERTY OF CITY OF WOODSTOCKâ&#x20AC;? AND THAT PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN LYING NORTH AND WEST OF MCHENRY AVENUE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 18, 1925 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 69094 IN BOOK 5 OF PLATS PAGE 36 IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 3: OUT-LOT A IN WALROSE MANOR UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 9, 1957 AS DOCUMENT NO. 329630 IN BOOK 13 OF PLATS, PAGE 43, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 13-04-151-003; 13-04-151-024 Said property is commonly known as: 924 McHenry Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, and which said mortgage(s) was/ were made by Charlene R. Werner and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 2001R0065818 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at Mchenry County on or before April 11, 2014, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I593610 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9038

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY-IN PROBATE Case No. 14PR000040 In the Matter of the Estate of MARY B OLSEN Deceased CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: MARY B OLSEN of: MARENGO, IL Letters of office were issued on: 2/21/2014 to: Representatives: JOHN R OLSEN 19412 BOCKMAN RD MARENGO, IL 60152 whose attorney is: HORELED, JOHN J 651 W TERRA COTTA AVENUE SUITE 224 CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014 Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9039

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on DECEMBER 27, 2013, a certificate was


PUBLIC NOTICES filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MANY CLOUDS SMOKE SHOP located at 1672 South Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL 60098. Dated DECEMBER 27, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9040

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 7, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as ROJAS LANDSCAPING & LAWN MAINTENANCE located at 349 Marengo Rd., Harvard, IL 60033. Dated MARCH 7, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9041

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 10, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as PERMANENT ADVANTAGE located at 642 Greens View Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102. Dated MARCH 10, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9042

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on FEBRUARY 12, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MV CUSTOM CABLES located at 1507 N. Richmond Rd, McHenry, IL 60050. Dated FEBRUARY 12, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9043

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 10, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MD TRAINS located at 2665 Granite Ct. Prairie Grove, IL 60012. Dated MARCH 10, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9046

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 11, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as THREE STARS HAIR SALON located at 215 S State St. Marengo, IL 60152. Dated MARCH 11, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9047

THE WOODSTOCK INDEPENDENT Dated MARCH 10, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9049

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 12, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as QUICKFIX located at 4035 Roberts Rd. Island Lake, IL 60042. Dated MARCH 12, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9050

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 12, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as LAFAMILIA RR MEXICAN RESTAURANT located at 103 W Rte 120, Lakemoor, IL 60051. Dated MARCH 12, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9051

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 11, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as TOP 2 BOTTOM PAINTING located at 3715 W Meadow Ln. Wonder Lake, IL 60097. Dated MARCH 11, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9052

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 12, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as THE HEADBAND SHACK located at 6175 Stonecastle Ln Lakewood (Crystal Lake) IL 60014. Dated MARCH 12, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9053

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 14, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as CARDSTOCK CREATIONS located at 1412 Dolder Lane Spring Grove, IL 60081. Dated MARCH 14, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9054

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 14, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as E C LAWN CARE located at 339 Short Street, Apt.#1, Woodstock, IL 60098. Dated MARCH 14, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9055

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 11, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as BLACK '2* (17(535,6(¡6 ORFDWHG DW  Tanager Dr., Woodstock, IL 60098. Dated MARCH 11, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9048

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 10, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as STATELINE DIGITAL MEMORIES located at 19002 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS 14 CH 00125 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael A. Luisi; Laura C. Luisi; Michael A. Luisi, as Trustee of the Luisi Living Trust dated 12/30/2004; Unknown Beneficiaries of the Luisi Living Trust dated 12/30/2004; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Beneficiaries of the Luisi Living Trust dated 12/30/2004 Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of

a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 11 IN SPRING CITY ADDITION TO THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOT 2 OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 14, 1893 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 11089, IN BOOK 1 OF PLATS, PAGE 47, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1017 Wheeler Street Woodstock, IL 60098 and which said Mortgage was made by: Michael A. Luisi Laura C. Luisi the Mortgagor(s), to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHenry County, Illinois, as Document No. 2009R0046235; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court 2200 N. Seminary Woodstock, IL 60098 on or before April 18, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-14-01692 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I595901 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9056

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, MCHENRY COUNTY-WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Patricia A. Halper, et al. Defendants, 13 CH 1388. Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent(s), Patricia A. Halper, that on November 12, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming William P. Butcher, 2044 Ridge Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430, Tel. No. (708) 799-0600, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent(s) 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: 1231 Savanna Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098. I596001 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9057

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY-IN PROBATE Case No. 14PR000031 In the Matter of the Estate of MARY ANN CRAIG Deceased CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of: MARY ANN CRAIG of: WOODSTOCK, IL Letters of office were issued on: 2/28/2014 to: Representatives: JOHN P CRAIG 490 EDGEBROOK DR CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014-5612 JAY R CRAIG 490 EDGEBROOK DR CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60014-5612 whose attorney is: DALTON, RAYMOND F, JR 482 BRIARGATE DR SOUTH ELGIN, IL 60177-2225 Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication. Any claim not filed within six months from the date of first publication or claims not filed within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to Creditor, whichever is later, shall be barred. Claims may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court at the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, or with the representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to his attorney within ten days after it has been filed. /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9058

March 26-April 1, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 14, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as DOUBLE J ENTERTAINMENT located at 111 Terry Court Woodstock, IL 60098. Dated MARCH 14, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9059

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 17, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as CARING HOME RESOURCE located at 105 Pleasant View Dr McHenry, IL 60050. Dated MARCH 17, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 19, 2014, March 26, 2014) L9060

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC; Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. THIMIOS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; MARILYN A. THIMIOS; Defendants, 09 CH 2484 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 1, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: THE EAST 44 FEET OF LOT 4 AND LOT ,1%/2&.,1'2./,1(¡6$'',7,21 TO RIDGEFIELD, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24 AND IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 22, 1908 AS DOCUMENT NO 10399, IN BOOK 3 OF PLATS, PAGE 26, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 13-25-226-005. Commonly known as 8309 PROSPECT STREET, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http:// service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\V  1RUWK 'HDUERUQ Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 0930645. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I597007 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9061

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Board of Education, Woodstock Community Unit School District No. 200 will receive sealed bids until 9:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, for copier paper and envelopes for the 2014-2015 school year. All bidders are required to execute a Certificate of Eligibility to Bid pursuant to Section 33E-11, 33E-3 and 33E-4 of the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961 as amended. Bid specifications and forms can be obtained from the District 200 website at www.woodstockschools.org and questions can be answered by Sherry Hoven at 815338-8204. The Board of Education reserves the right to award the contract in accordance with its best interest and to waive any informalities, irregularities, and errors in the bidding to the extent permitted by law.

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This includes the right to extend the date and time for receipt of bids. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 30 days after the actual date of the bid opening. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. prevailing time and read aloud in the Woodstock Community Unit School District No. 200 Business Services Office at 227 W. Judd Street, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098, by Risa L. Hanson, Chief Financial Officer. (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9062

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY In the matter of the petition of Case No. 14MR157 ALONSO BERNAL ESQUIVEL for change of name NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Public Notice is hereby given that I have filled a Petition for Change of Name and scheduled a hearing on my Petition on May 20, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Court of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois praying for the change of hame from ALONSO BERNAL ESQUIVEL to that of ALONSO BERNAL pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Changes of Names. Dated at Woodstock, IL, March 18th 2014. /s/ ALONSO BERNAL ALONSO BERNAL 110 Terry Court Woodstock, IL 60098 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9063

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on MARCH 18, 2014, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post-office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MIDWEST TURNKEY SOLUTIONS located at 6718 Silver Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013. Dated MARCH 18, 2014 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9064

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS ALICIA H. ROA A/K/A ALICIA HORTA A/K/A ALICIA ROA; ARMORY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 14 CH 220 409 NORTH SEMINARY AVENUE WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, ALICIA H. ROA A/K/A ALICIA HORTA A/K/A ALICIA ROA; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: UNIT 409 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN ARMORY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 2004R016524, IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 409 NORTH SEMINARY AVENUE WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 and which said Mortgage was made by, ALICIA H. ROA A/K/A ALICIA HORTA A/K/A ALICIA ROA; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC. AS NOMINEE FOR M.S.C. FINANCIAL INC. Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHENRY County, Illinois, as Document No. 10R0034819; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Court 2200 North Seminary Woodstock, Illinois 60098 on or before April 25, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1400956 I596262


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March 26-April 1, 2014

(Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9065

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS 14 CH 00133 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation PLAINTIFF Vs. Daniel J. Carr; BMO Harris Bank National Association; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Daniel J. Carr Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 22 IN BLOCK 11 IN GREENWOOD PARK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 6, 1947 AS DOCUMENT NO. 205163, IN BOOK 10 OF PLATS, PAGE 68, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 133 E. Beech Avenue Woodstock, IL 60098 and which said Mortgage was made by: Daniel J. Carr

PUBLIC NOTICES

THE WOODSTOCK INDEPENDENT the Mortgagor(s), to Harris Trust and Savings Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHenry County, Illinois, as Document No. 2005R0018395 Volume 05 Book 12 Page 9633; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court 2200 N. Seminary Woodstock, IL 60098 on or before April 25, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-31931 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I597632 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9066

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS No.13DV1022 CRAIG ROY RIDDLE, plaintiff and SUMMER CHERISH RIDDLE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Notice is given to you, Summer Cherish Riddle, Defendant, that this cause has been commenced against you in this Court asking for DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE and other relief. Unless you file your response or otherwise file your appearance in this cause in the office of the Circuit Clerk of McHenry County, Courthouse, Woodstock, Illinois, on or before the 1st day of May, 2014, a Dissolution of Marriage and other relief my be granted as prayed for by the Plaintiff. /s/ Katherine M. Keefe CIRCUIT CLERK Mar. 20, 2014. Karen M Lavin (6183197) Attorney for the Petitioner 850 S. McHenry Avenue, Suite B Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-356-0800 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9067

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS 14 CH 00166 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC, successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation

PLAINTIFF Vs. Eric Neubauer a/k/a Eric W. Neubauer; BMO Harris Bank National Association; Dutch Crest Property Owners Association, Inc.; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Eric Neubauer a/k/a Eric W. Neubauer Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 22 IN UNIT 1 OF DUTCH CREST SUBDIVISION, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 6, 1978 AS DOCUMENT NO. 728252, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1705 W. Halma Lane Woodstock, IL 60098 and which said Mortgage was made by: Eric Neubauer a/k/a Eric W. Neubauer the Mortgagor(s), to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHenry County, Illinois, as Document No. 2004R0078276; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU

file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Katherine M. Keefe Clerk of the Circuit Court 2200 N. Seminary Woodstock, IL 60098 on or before April 25, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-14-02387 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I597860 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9068

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given by the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District consistent with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act that a Special Meeting has been scheduled for March 28, 2014 for the Woodstock Fire/ Rescue District Board of Trustees. Said meeting, will take place at 1325 Dean Street., Woodstock, IL, at 9:00 AM. Published by the direction of the Board of Trustees of the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. /s/ Kenneth Marunde (Secretary) (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26, 2014) L9069

REAL ESTATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff vs. JAMES M. COTE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 13 CH 1076 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on December 6, 2013 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the law offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 150 Meadow Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098. P.I.N. 08-32-376-013. The mortgaged real estate is improved with a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds, balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. For information call Sales Department DW 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\ 0DQOH\ 'HDV Kochalski, LLC, One East Wacker Drive,

Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 651-6705. 13-016898 INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I594233 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19 2014, March 26 2014) L9027 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. FRANK MALES AKA FRANK A. MALES AKA FRANK A. MALES, III; KATHRYN M. MALES; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Defendants, 12 CH 1968 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on December 6, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 08-32-152-033. Commonly known as 274 JOSEPH STREET, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium

Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http:// service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\V  1RUWK 'HDUERUQ Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1213416. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I594227 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19 2014, March 26 2014) L9028 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS MATRIX FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP. Plaintiff, vs. MOISES YANEZ A/K/A MOISES R. YANEZ; KAREN YANEZ A/K/A KAREN C. YANEZ; Defendants, 13 CH 186 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 9, 2014, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois

60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 13-30-400-012. Commonly known as 13318 IL ROUTE 176, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http:// service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\V  1RUWK 'HDUERUQ Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1301044. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I594232 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 12, 2014, March 19 2014, March 26 2014) L9029

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC; Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. THIMIOS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; MARILYN A. THIMIOS; Defendants,

09 CH 2484 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on March 1, 2012, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, 970 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: P.I.N. 13-25-226-005. Commonly known as 8309 PROSPECT STREET, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a single family residence. If the subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by subsection (g1) of Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property Act. Sale terms: 25% down by certified funds, balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the premises after confirmation of the sale. For Information: Visit our website at http:// service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, 3ODLQWLII¡V $WWRUQH\V  1RUWK 'HDUERUQ Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 0930645. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I597007 (Published in The Woodstock Independent March 26 2014) L9061


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Thunder track looking for its next state champion By JAY SCHULZ The Independent Almost two years ago, the Woodstock North High School boys track and field team earned the school’s first IHSA state championship when pole vaulter Jon Walsh cleared 15 feet, 6 inches. Now the under are looking for their next state champion. “We lost a lot of speed and leadership with last year’s seniors graduating,” said under head coach John Fredericks in an email. “Our challenge will be if our returning athletes will step in and replace what we lost.” Fredericks said the team does have strengths this season. “We ought to be pretty solid in pole vault with [junior] Jimmy Krenger and [senior] PJ Senn returning,” Fredericks said. “[Senior] Cody Kupsik is an interesting talent. He will do well in the 300m

hurdles, high jump, really anywhere we need him.We should also compete well in relays.” e school’s next challenger for a state championship could be Krenger, who saw Walsh win the state title in person. “ere was a ton of motivation seeing [Walsh] going down to state and actually watching him win,” Krenger said. “It made me realize anyone can do it, and, if I try hard, I can do it. He started his sophomore year, and I have been pole vaulting since my freshman year, so I have a year on him.” Krenger has cleared 13 this year and just missed qualifying for state last year when he vaulted 12-9 at the sectional meet. He is looking to clear 14 this season. e state qualifying mark is 13.6. e under team captains are Kupsik and senior Spencer Delgado. Delgado competes in shot put and dis-

cus throw. His best shot put is about 35 feet, and he is looking to clear 37 this year. His best discus throw is 110 feet, and he is looking to clear 130 this year. Delgado said he needs to “work harder and have longer practices” to improve. “We had a pretty decent team last year,” Delgado said. “A lot of them are seniors now. We’ll try to improve.” e rest of the roster includes seniors Kyle Bacon, Zachary Delgado, Jose Fabian, Alan Flores, Christopher Gabrielson, Juan Garcia, Matthew Jensen, Sean Lagerstrom, Jonathan Logan, Austin Moser, Oliver Nielsen, Sergio Rodriguez, Tristan Smith, Grant Wade and Andrew Wood; juniors Gus Amacende, Luis Balleno, Julio Campos, Leonardo Chavez, Brendan Domek, Benjamin Flores, Jeremy Haymond, Leonardo Ibarra, John Ison, Trevor Jensen, Trent Liebmann, Joe Miceli, Cesar Popoca and David Rodri-

D-200 students excel in Special Olympics event

3 Ball; Maggie Oefelein earned bronze medals in Level 2 Ribbon, Level 2 Hoop and Level 2 Ball, a silver medal in Level 2 All Around, and a gold medal in Level 2 Clubs; Carlie Reuter earned gold medals in Level 2 Ribbon, Level 2 Hoop and Level 2 Clubs, a silver medal in Level 2 All Around, and a bronze medal in Level 2 Ball; Rachel Schilder earned gold medals in Level 3 Ribbon and Level 3 Ball; Katie omas earned a gold medal in Level 1 Ribbon and a bronze medal in Level 1 Hoop; Cesca Visconti earned gold medals in Level 3 Ball and Level 3 Clubs; and Abby Zange earned gold medals in Level 3 Clubs and Level 2 Ball. D-200 coaches this year are Cory Knopik, rhythmic gymnastics; Mary

Engle, unified bocce; Michael Vorderer, powerlifting; Leslie Mccormick, soccer skills; and Jennifer Moskowitz, track and field. Moskowitz is the D-200 Special Olympics coordinator. District students will compete in the following upcoming Special Olympics events: powerlifting, Sunday, April 13, Park Ridge; unified bocce, Sunday, April 13, Barrington; soccer skills, Sunday, April 13, Darien; Track and Field NISRA Invitational, Sunday, April 27, Cary; and Track and Field Regional, Sunday, May 4, Lake Zurich. e Special Olympics state competition will be held Friday to Sunday, June 13 to 15, at Illinois State University, Normal. — Jay Schulz, The Independent

Ten students from Woodstock School District 200 competed in the regional Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics March 9 at Palatine High School. All 10 students won medals. Olivia Covell earned a bronze medal in Level 1 Ribbon and a silver medal in Level 1 Hoop; Nikki Durante earned a gold medal in Level 1 Hoop; Shawna Harvey earned gold medals in Level 1 Ribbon and Level 1 Ball; Delaney King earned gold medals in Level 3 Ribbon and Level

guez; and sophomores Travis Busch, Jesse Long, ery Sims and Jacob Varys.


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Martino, Zubrzycki dominate on the bases

Waldorf College is simply cruising in women’s softball. So is the Concordia University-Chicago baseball team. Both are accomplishing the feat with the very strong play of two area graduates. Kate Martino, Wonder Lake, is hitting a robust .457 for Waldorf College. In her 70 trips to the plate, she has 32 hits, 12 of which are doubles and six of which are homers. She also has 30 RBIs, 22 runs scored and six walks. Her slugging percentage is an eye-popping .886, while her on-base percentage is .500. In the field, she has a .951 fielding percentage. She has 29 putouts, 49 assisted putouts and four errors.

Waldorf has yet to lose a game, building its record to 23-0. In recent 12-2 win over Morrisville State College, Martino was 3-for-3 with a double. She scored twice and drove home a pair of runs. Martino has started 22 games and played in all 23.

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Baseball Concordia-Chicago has lost a baseball game this year, but not very many. ey are 12-2 as Steve

IN BRIEF

Online registration open for Woodstock Girls Softball The Woodstock Girls Softball League is

accepting online registration for the 2014 spring-summer season. Credit cards will be accepted and scholarships are available. WGSL is a recreational softball league for girls ages 5 to 19. To register or for information, visit woodstockgirlssoftball.org.

Zubrzycki, a Marian Central Catholic graduate, has a .315 batting average. He has played in 14 games and made 14 starts. He has 17 hits in 54 trips to the plate including two doubles. He has scored 16 times, driven home 10 runs, stolen nine bases and walked five times. He has a slugging percentage of .352 and an on-base percentage of .426. In the field, he has 35 assists and 18 putouts. He has four errors for a fielding percentage of .930. In the recent win, a 4-1 win over Washington University, Zubrzycki was 1-for-4 with a double. He scored two runs. Concordia-Chicago has won its last eight consecutive con-

tests. Message from Dan Chamness I am looking for athletes to follow for the upcoming college sports season. If you or someone you know is a college athlete who lives in or attended high school in the area typically covered by e Woodstock Independent, please email me. Provide the name, college or university and sport of the athlete to Dan62801@aol.com. Please put “Woodstock Independent” in the subject line of the email. Dan Chamness follows the college athletic careers of Woodstock-area athletes.

Streaks basketball coach released as team seeks ‘a new voice’ Hammond had headed up girls basketball for seven years By JAY SCHULZ The Independent e Woodstock High School girls basketball team will have new leadership next season as head coach Marty Hammond was dismissed after 13 years with the team and seven years as head coach. “I’m very disappointed in the decision,” Hammond said. “is past year, I thought we were leading up to rebuilding the program. We were 11-19, but we lost nine games by five points or less. … I feel as the season progressed and we headed into the postseason, we had figured that out. I thought our program was headed in the right direction especially with the regional title. We were four minutes away from going to the sectional championship game.” e Blue Streaks were 75-122 under Hammond and had just won their first regional title since 2006 in February. WHS Athletic Director Glen Wilson said in an email that “the team was notified this week, and after spring break the job will be posted, and we’ll begin the process of looking for candidates.” “I’ve known Marty for more than a decade and respect what he’s done,” Wilson said. “We felt it was time for a new voice for the program.” Before coming to the Streaks, Hammond coached travel ball when his children were growing up, which he called “a great opportunity.” In the travel league, he met former WHS head coach Kim Ziltner, who asked Hammond to be her assistant coach

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Former Blue Streak head coach Marty Hammond encourages his team Feb. 22 in the regional championship game at Richmond-Burton High School. INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY JAY SCHULZ

when she became head coach at WHS in 2001. “I cherished all 13 years of my coaching career. I built a lot of friendships with the kids, with the parents,” Hammond said. “I’m the one who is fortunate enough to have relationships like that with members of the program.” Hammond said he is going to take some time and see what opportunities are available, but would like to coach girls basketball again. Looking back on his time with WHS, Hammond said he was fortunate for the opportunity. “I was fortunate enough to coach four girls who scored 1,000 points in their high school career,” Hammond said. “I coached a lot of athletes, a lot of characters. I was fortunate enough to coach our daughter [Meghan] for three years. at’s something that you don’t see often. “To be able to coach a student athlete and make them a better person, make them a better athlete and watch them grow throughout the years ... is rewarding.”

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“In the past few years, we haven’t had much of an attack, so I’m hoping this year we can build our attack from the back forward.” “We need to focus on getting the ball up to our forwards so they can score more goals,” Laabs said. “We need to work on more offense.” Farley coaches the boys and girls teams and has boys soccer team members Chris Niese and Luis Balleno as team managers. Farley said coaching both teams has helped her.

“ere are things that I have tried with the boys that have worked that I’m able to use with the girls and vice versa,” Farley said. “I’m able to balance between the two.” e rest of the roster includes senior Manda Landrey; juniors Lian Pankow, Colleen Kless, Tabitha Jakic, Andrea Alvarez, Sierra Trojan, Crystal Cruz and Skylar Fitch; sophomores Allison Nordvall, Kristin Lemke, Jessica Duenas and Allison Lavin; and freshman Ariella Simandl.


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Blue Streaks soccer looks to make history A veteran WHS side is aiming for its first-ever regional title By JAY SCHULZ The Independent e Woodstock High School girls soccer team has something to prove. Returning 18 players of 22 from last season’s roster, 10 of whom were starters, the Blue Streaks have one goal in mind – winning a regional title. e Streaks lost 4-1 to Prairie Ridge in the IHSA Class 2A regional championship game last season and believe they have the experience to claim the team’s first regional championship in school history. “It’s almost like the Cubs,” said WHS head coach Mike Golda. “We have one regional championship and it was the boys team in 1994. e girls seem hungry to try to obtain that goal.” e Streaks finished last season 6-14 (2-4 Fox Valley Conference) and were 11-12 the previous season. Several of the players on the 2012 team are on this year’s roster, according to Golda. e captains are seniors Leina Haanio, Anna Lopatin, Mary Grace Mathison and Kirsten Schreiner. Lopatin and junior Clara Sullivan were named All-Fox Valley Conference last season. Haanio, who missed last season due to injury, was All-FVC her sophomore season. Golda said the team will take it one game at a time, and their first goal is to win the first game of the year. “I think the girls are really anxious,” Golda said. “ey look really great in the gym. eir possession skills look good. We have really solid leadership with the seniors, plus we have five or six juniors who are stepping up. [We should succed] as long as they don’t let the pressure get to them and they take each game and each practice seri-

Brasile

ously.” With seven seniors, Golda said he is counting on the team’s experience and solid leadership. “ey already did great in the strength and conditioning program through the high school along with the traditional off-season work,” Golda said. “e girls really pushed themselves.” Schreiner said she is confident the team can have success. “We are a really tight close-knit group of girls,” Schreiner said. I’m really confident going into the season. … We just need to make sure to communicate out there on the field and play how we know how to play. We need to be confident in ourselves.” Mathison agreed with her teammate and said she wants to be the part of the team that breaks through to a sectional tournament. “We’ve had a long history and we’re all tightknit,” Mathison said. It’s going to be an exciting season. ... I would be ecstatic [if we won a regional tournament]. I don’t even have words to describe how I would feel. It’s been one of my goals since my freshman year to get the girls soccer [team] on the upper track [at WHS]. We don’t even have a state [on the wall]. It would be awesome to get us up there.” Golda said if the team can stay healthy, they should be in position to challenge for the regional. “We have a really solid core,” Golda said. “I hope everyone stays healthy. It should be some nice soccer to watch this spring.” e rest of the roster includes seniors Mallory Bellairs, Maddy Major and Ellen Skala; juniors Allie Beherens, Mia Eldridge, Amanda Jandernoa, Selena Juarez, Maria Rea, Allison Sahs, Clara Sullivan, Emma ill and Rachael Tobias; and sophomores Tess Devinger, Marissa Krueger, Lizzy Kruse and Breckon Overly.

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tunity to serve a great community and work with a great group of people down there at Hampshire that I’m getting to know more and more each day,” Brasile said. “I’m just very Mike excited about it.” Brasile Brasile was an assistant coach under Blue Streak head coach Steve Beard from 2005 to 2011. He spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Leydon High School, Franklin Park. “He’s in a great spot in his career with teaching and his coaching,” Beard said. “He’s been an assistant coach under different head coaches, so I think he’ll take bits and pieces from each head coach that he’s worked with and really build a program at Hampshire

that fits him. Mike is a high-energy teacher, high-energy coach, and I really believe he’s got the vision to make Hampshire High School competitive each year.” Brasile will replace Dan Cavanaugh, who is retiring after 25 years as Hampshire’s head coach, and said he looks forward to working with the Whip-Purs coaching staff. “Dan Cavanaugh had a great staff put together already,” he said. “I’m looking forward to meeting those guys and see how they fit and where they see themselves working. I’ll try and get everyone together and moving in the same direction.” Brasile said he knows replacing Cavanaugh will be a challenge. “ere is going to be a lot of pressure right away,” he said and noted the Whip-Purs made the IHSA playoffs last season. “is year I better do some pretty spectacular things.”

CORRECTION In the March 19 issue of The Woodstock Independent, the article “Hardie advances to state showdown” incorrectly stated the number of baskets Marcus Ammirati and

Bradon Abt made at the sectional contest. Ammirati made seven and Abt made eight. The Independent regrets the error.

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Lady ’Canes ready for a marathon By MEGAN IVERS The Independent

The Thunder’s Shanen Laabs, left, and Allison Lavin practice March 18 in the gym at Woodstock North High School in preparation for the upcoming season. INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY KEN FARVER

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Thunder soccer in rebuild mode WNHS team starts the season with only 3 seniors on the roster By JAY SCHULZ The Independent e Woodstock North High School girls soccer team will look to its youth and its future this season. With only three seniors on the roster, under head coach Lauren Farley said she knows she needs to concentrate on setting a framework for future success. “Since we have such a young team, we are working on building the team for the next couple of years,” Farley said. “We’re concentrating on a lot of the basics, a lot of repetitive motion of trapping, passing and looking up – things that professional athletes do naturally. We’re trying to make it so it

comes naturally and they don’t think about it. “Our goal for this year is to set our basics, understand the basics and understand the principles of balance and teamwork and finding those open lanes.” e under captains are seniors Shanen Laabs and Liliana Cruz and sophomore Monica Czerwiec. “We have a lot of younger players,” Farley said. “We have only two seniors playing. We don’t have that senior leadership, but we’re finding it in other places.” e team’s younger players will be featured, with freshmen Daniela Miranda and Edmarith Velasco as the starting midfielders. Farley said her two starting freshmen have a great chemistry. “ey have played together in the past,” Farley said. “ey work great off each other. Even though they are only freshmen, they have such a great attitude and are eager to learn.”

Laabs, who is the under’s starting goalkeeper, said she is hoping to end her high school career on a positive note. “I just want to have a good season with the girls,” Laabs said. “I want to make it my best year since it is my last one.” Cruz, who is entering her third season playing soccer, said taking up the sport has been a positive experience. “It’s quite a change,” said Cruz, who plays defense. “I went from my sophomore year, where I had never touched a soccer ball before, to being a team captain. I think I can be an example of the fact they teach you a lot [at WNHS].” A key for the under this year will be to find a way to attack and score more consistently. “We want to connect on passes and move the ball downfield,” Farley said. Please see Thunder soccer, Page 22

Former Blue Streak to coach Whip-Purs on the gridiron By JAY SCHULZ The Independent Woodstock High School graduate Mike Brasile has been named head coach of the Hampshire High School

football team. Brasile, a 1999 graduate, was a member of the 1997 Blue Streak state championship team under former head coach Ed Brucker. He majored in psychology at Au-

gustana College and received his degree in education from the University of Colorado – Boulder. “Mike’s a very energetic guy and I think he’ll do a great job,” Brucker said. “He’s

wanted this for a long time and he thinks football all the time. … I think the kids will really like him.” “It’s just a great opporPlease see Brasile, Page 23

Marian Central Catholic High School head soccer coach Karl Smith and his players know that their season is a marathon, not a sprint. “We will be one of the teams players won’t want to play down the road,” said Smith, who is beginning his second season with the Lady ’Canes. “We graduated five key players from last year’s team, but we have some very good up-and-coming players. We want to set some realistic goals for ourselves. We’ll be strong in the years to come.” A n c h o r i n g “We will be the Hurricane roster are se- one of the nior returnteams ees Julia Benplayers net, defense; won’t want Courtney Furlong, midto play down field; Victoria the road.” Girolamo, defense; Jacque— Karl Smith, coach line Guilbeault, forward; and Simona Slater, midfield. Senior Sam Benigni also returns to varsity after sitting out her junior year due to injury. According to Smith, Benigni may be critical to the roster for her versatility this year. “Having players who can play in a number of different spots and do a good job on top of it is important,” said Smith. Smith is excited for the strong players he has coming up from the ranks of the underclassmen as well. Players like sophomore Kersten Green, goalkeeper, should continue developing the leadership to provide strong direction to the defending back line. Sophomore Makala Villont, forward, is expected to support the team offensively. In her first game at the varsity level during the 2013 playoffs, she scored two goals for the Hurricanes. Classmate Diana Slater, midfield, is one of many ’Canes whose club experience is an asset to the team and is also expected to help generate wins during her first season on varsity. “ey all know the expectations are to try and be ready at the end of the year,” added Smith. “We’ll need to have patience.” Senior Lauren Hedlin, juniors Madeleine Hepperlen, Jenny Spurny and Nina Tuman, and sophomore Emily Minneci also will support the Hurricanes. e Lady ’Canes open their season against Crystal Lake Central at Peter Baker Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.

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