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The WoodSTock IndependenT

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District 200 enrollment up by 1 percent over last year

Riders In The Sky return to Opera House

Pirro family’s sauce line is available in stores

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IMPACT REDUCTION

Woodstock slashes its impact fees in an attempt to lure home construction to town

Woodstock impact fee changes

By KATELYN STANEK The Independent

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Developer impact fees in Woodstock were reduced by more than 25 percent for most residential properties in what city officials and members of the Woodstock City Council described as an effort to encourage more construction in Woodstock. At its Aug. 20 meeting, the City Council approved the fee reduction by a vote of 7-0 and followed that with a 6-1 vote in favor of deferring impact fee payments for 12 months or until a certificate of occupancy is issued, whichever comes first. In Woodstock and many other municipalities, real estate developers are charged fees for building homes that are intended to offset the expense associated with increased demand on public infrastructure brought on by population growth. The fees are distributed to a variety of departments and taxing bodies, including school districts, police departments and fire districts. Prior to the fee cuts, a fourbedroom home in Woodstock had $15,581 in impact fees associated with it. The fees were reduced to $11,885 by the council’s vote. In McHenry, a fourbedroom home has impact fees of $14,295. “We are in competition with other communities for building houses,” said Councilman Mike Turner, who proposed the measure. “If we make our rates attractive, we might be able to attract some development.” The vote followed an hour of discussion that featured comments from five members of the public — one opposed to the measure, one who supported it but requested residents

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City to hire economic development coordinator The Woodstock City Council unanimously approved a search to fill the position of economic development coordinator, a position that has been vacant since 2008. The request to amend the fiscal-year 2013-2014 budget to provide associated funding for the position was brought to the council at its Aug. 20 meeting. “Initially, a large part of the focus will be retail and how we develop our new retail base, which creates new tax revenue and jobs in the city,” said Cort Carlson, director of Community and Economic Development. Carlson said the position was prioritized by the City Council to meet the recent growth trends in the economy. “We’re seeing more retail interest,” Carlson said. “Retail is growing again, not just here in Woodstock, but nationally, especially here in the Chicago market. Now is the time to take advantage of the growing economy.” Because the city does not have much available vacant retail space, Carlson said Woodstock is looking to grow new development and new please see Coordinator, page 3

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For an 8-year-old Contender, a spot on the small screen By LISA KUCHARSKI The Independent On Aug. 22, 8-year-old Nathan Ruffino became a TV star. A film crew from Fuel TV, recently rebranded as Fox

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Source: Cities of Woodstock and McHenry

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Sports 2, a channel featuring “the world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports,” came to the Young Masters Martial Arts studio on the Woodstock Square to film a segment about Nathan, who is

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a recipient of a grant from The Next Contender Foundation. The Next Contender Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Clay

OBITUARIES dr. kenneth Gardner, Woodstock Ralph cervantes, Woodstock James paul Jackson Sr., Woodstock

Guida, who is Nathan’s uncle. The foundation provides grants to “underprivileged children, and those with learning difficulties and please see Contender, page 3

END QUOTE “It’s a small way to make a big difference.” —Angie Barnard, Page 12

To provide funding for the hiring of an economic development coordinator: Yes Joe Starzynski Mark Saladin Maureen Larson Mike Turner Brian Sager Julie dillon RB Thompson

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be reimbursed for previously paid fees, and three from the real estate industry who were in favor of the proposal. “As I understand it, the deciding factor for this was in hopes of bringing development to Woodstock,” said Molly Oakford, a Woodstock resident who opposed the reduction. “If the narrative is that you think reducing impact fees will bring additional development to town, I urge you to really get the data to support that.” Tom Harding of Woodstock’s Harding Real Estate spoke in favor of the measure. “I think this is a step in the right direction,” Harding said. “It’s not the only step, but it’s a step in the right direction.” Impact fees are ‘an area of great contention’ Impact fees have been levied on developers in the United States since the late 1940s, but their widespread use began in the 1980s. In many McHenry County cities and villages, fees for singlefamily homes are more than $10,000 before taking into account charges for water and sewer hookups, but they can run $70,000 or more in other regions, including parts of California. The overall effect of impact fees on real estate markets and local economies is up for debate. A 2003 study released by the Brookings Institute titled “Paying for Prosperity: Impact Fees and Job Growth” found the fees offer “a more efficient way to pay for infrastructure than general taxes” and identified their tendency to lower land prices while simultaneously raising finished housing costs. The study concluded the fees are a “practical and valuable tool for financing local infrastructure needs” and supported their implementation. But the fees have detractors, including Wendell Cox of the public policy firm Demographia, based in southern Illinois. “The whole concept of impact fees is an area of great contention,” Cox said. “Housing costs are out of control in many areas in the country, and the reason they are out of control are issues like impact fees.” Cox said he believes Woodstock’s decision to cut fees for developers could help spur interest in the local real estate market. “I want to express great support and compliment the council for this action,” Cox said. “You are in a competitive market, and frankly, I’m glad to hear that the demand for houses in the greater Chicago area is high enough to make the council look at this.” Not surprisingly, real estate developers also are opposed to the fees, which they say hamper their efforts to build homes. Jamie Wilcox, president of Wilcox Communities, the developer behind the Maples at the Sonatas subdivision on the city’s north side, said he was happy with the City Council’s decision to lower Woodstock’s impact fees. “We’re very excited to hear about it,” Wilcox said. “Woodstock, relatively speaking, had higher impact fees, and this is a great step in the right direction to help spur development.” He said he believes delaying payment of the fees for a year or until a certificate of occupancy has been delivered will be a boon to developers. “I think the deferment is great,” he said. “It’s similar to what some other cities have done. From a business standpoint, for a builder and developer, it helps with cash flow. That’s an important consideration.” Fee cuts will impact other taxing bodies Although set by the city, impact fees

How THey VoTed To approve the reduction of impact fees in Woodstock: Yes Joe starzynski Mark saladin Maureen Larson Mike Turner

Brian sager Julie dillon RB Thompson No n/A

To approval the defferal of impact fee payments for 12 months or until a certificate of occupancy is issued: Yes Joe starzynski Mark saladin Maureen Larson Mike Turner

Brian sager Julie dillon No RB Thompson

also are disbursed to other taxing bodies, including Woodstock School District 200 and the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. Paul Meyer, president of the District 200 Board of Education, said he supports the city’s move to reduce impact fees despite the fact that schools will receive less funding from new development than under the old plan. “I don’t think it’s going to hurt us that much, and with the economy still being the way it is, I think it’s a justifiable thing to do,” he said. District 200 Superintendent Ellyn Wrzeski concurred. “With what’s happened with housing prices and the housing market, anything that we can do to encourage people to look at Woodstock is not a bad thing,” she said. Wrzeski said the district would be able to handle an increase in the number of students attending school in Woodstock were more homes built, although she said “our elementary and middle schools are pretty full.” “The high schools have room for years to come,” Wrzeski said. “I don’t expect that in the next three or four years that this would entice a huge explosion of population to our schools.” No ‘silver bullet’ Some members of the council described the reduction in impact fees as a small part of the city’s wider efforts to revitalize the economy in Woodstock, contending the cuts will send a signal to business owners that the city is willing to work to bring more development to town. “I think there’s an intangible element to this,” said Councilwoman Maureen Larson. “We’re saying we are open for business, we want your business, please come and consider working with us here. We do that in other ways … and I just think this is another way of getting that message out.” Turner said he believes the expectation that the fee reduction will bring about more building is “reasonable” but cautioned there would be no quick fix for years of stagnation. “This is not a silver bullet. Nowhere close,” he said. “But it is both a reasonable assumption, with some data to back it up, and a bit of a gut check that says lower taxes on houses may produce more building activity than we have seen previously.” The council voted 7-0 in favor of reducing impact fees in Woodstock, with Joe Starzynski, Mark Saladin, Larson, Turner, Mayor Brian Sager, Julie Dillon and RB Thompson voting for approval. The measure to defer payment of impact fees was approved by a vote of 6-1, with Thompson the only dissenting vote.


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New public works director Ruscko settles in By LISA KUCHARSKI The Independent With a childhood love for playing with Tinker Toys, Paul Ruscko foresaw a future working with an architectural design firm or a big construction contractor. When one of his professors at the College of Lake County, however, suggested a summer job at the North Shore Sanitary District, Ruscko was channeled into a new career path. Today, he serves as Woodstock’s new director of public works. While Tinker Toys did not lead to designing skyscrapers, Ruscko said, “the pieces just fell into place,” as he pursued different waste treatment engineering practices and professions and worked his way to an administrative, municipal role. After his summer laboratorytesting experience at North Shore,

Ruscko enrolled at the University of Illinois at UrbanaC h a m p a i g n . Because of his very specific testing experience, he accepted an offer to fill a skilled position in a dairy Paul wastewater project Ruscko with a graduate student. With a bachelor in civil engineering and wastewater experience, Ruscko said his “dirty work” paid off when he was hired by the civil engineering firm of Baxter and Woodman. There he designed and oversaw the construction of wastewater treatment plants for eight years. With his municipal engineering background, he served as the director of public works for the village of Lakewood for

the past six years. While his experiences and expertise lend themselves to working in Woodstock, Ruscko said adapting to the size of the city and the public works department will take some time. Instead of a staff of about five, Ruscko said he will now work with a staff of nearly 50, in a city with an area about six times larger than the Village of Lakewood. “When I left Lakewood after six years, I knew where the water mains ran, I knew where the storm sewer outlets were, I knew every road and street by name,” he said. “It’s just going to take some time, but really, greater scope, same story.” Fortunately, however, Ruscko said the larger Woodstock Public Works staff allows the department to do more inhouse work instead of outsourcing to private contractors. Since starting Aug. 12, he said he is discovering “there is a lot of talent and potential within the staff.” Ruscko said several public works

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Nathan Ruffino spars with a partner during a Fuel TV shoot at Young Masters Martial Arts. Independent pHOtO BY Ken FARVeR

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special needs” to match the children with local wrestling and mixedmartial-arts programs. A third-grade student at Prairiewood Elementary School, Nathan began taking martial arts classes at Young Masters in 2012. Because of a hearing impairment, Nathan received a grant from The Next Contender Foundation to participate in weekly classes. Nathan’s mother, Mary Ruffino, said Nathan was born with bilateral hearing loss, which is a hereditary nerve disorder. “As he gets older, the nerve starts deteriorating, which can start at any age,” she said. “Once the nerve deteriorates completely, he can be deaf.” When he learned he would be on TV, Ruffino said her son was thrilled. The segment is expected to air sometime this September. “He was so excited,” Ruffino said. “It’s all he was talking about in school, ‘I’m gonna be on TV! I’m gonna be on TV!’” Nathan and his mother spent the afternoon Aug. 22 sitting in front of cameras, being interviewed and filming takes. At the end of the segment, Nathan participated in his regular weekly class while the film crew took some shots of the class drills. Rob Knuth, instructor and Young Masters owner, said he can see Nathan is dedicated to practicing while at home what he is taught in the studio. While Knuth said there is no safety issue with Nathan’s hearing aids, some additional safety precautions are taken to ensure his ears are avoided

when free-sparring, a contact drill with another student. “We treat him just like any student,” Knuth said. Next month, Nathan will try for a promotion from green belt to blue belt. “His goal is to make black belt,” Knuth said. “That’s pretty good for a young boy. We spend a lot of time working with these kids, and you’d like to see them attain a black belt and beyond.” Nathan is almost halfway to his junior black belt and can obtain a full black belt once he is 18 years old. “I want to go up to black [belt],” Nathan said. He said he uses martial arts for defending himself and the best part is “I learn new things.” Ruffino said Nathan decided to take martial arts lessons because he was inspired by watching his uncle in UFC. While she will ultimately support her son’s decisions, Ruffino said she hopes Nathan will stay in martial arts instead of pursuing UFC. She said she enjoys Nathan’s dedication to the sport and his enthusiasm to teach some skills to his younger brother. “He only has classes once a week, but he’s focused, and he practices at home, and I’m very proud of all his accomplishments,” she said. “He just remembers what he learns in class and practices it.” Although Ruffino said the filming day was a little stressful, she said it went well and the Fuel TV crew was friendly and patient. “I’m glad we were able to experience this, and it’s something to remember,” she said.

employees also are skilled craftsmen. He said he plans to learn more about each individual’s talents and utilize staff suggestions to make an efficient and cost-effective department. Aside from assessing efficiency outside the office, Ruscko said he is currently most focused on getting the administration back in balance. He said Assistant Director Jeff Van Landuyt – who stood in as interim director – along with City Engineer Al Wilson and Office Manager Jane Howie, are now finding time to complete projects put aside when previous director John Isbell retired. As he settles into his office, Ruscko said he eagerly awaits the renovation of his family’s soon-to-be home in McHenry. He said his 3-year-old son, Grady, looks forward to visiting his father at work to see the trucks, while his wife, Lisa, is happy her husband only occasionally tracks home the smell of water treatment plants.

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attractions in the city. He said market analysis of the area is showing more interest in developments like Panera and Kohl’s. He said the economic development coordinator position will be responsible for conducting market research to find out what types of businesses Woodstock residents leave town to patronize. The person in this position will be reaching out to businesses and corporations looking to branch out but may not be sure about where to expand. “We don’t want to be left behind,” Carlson said. “We want to make sure that we are at the forefront and a leader in the economic growth.” Carlson said the city is “throwing a wide net” when looking for businesses,

including making an attempt to attract frozen yogurt retailers in the future. City Manager Roscoe Stelford said the city saw fit to adjust the budget and hire in more positions because of signs of an economic turnaround. Along with an economic development coordinator, the city also is hiring a part-time grant writer and filling the vacancy for finance director. “We’ve been very fiscally responsible,” Stelford said. In regard to salaries, he said, “if expenses exceed new revenue, we’ll find ways to make cuts.” The city hopes to have a candidate for the position chosen by midOctober.


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Survey: Woodstock wants more sidewalks By LISA KUCHARSKI The Independent After collecting responses from a recent survey, the City of Woodstock Transportation Commission found Woodstock residents want more sidewalks. From a total of 104 respondents, nearly 70 percent indicated Woodstock’s sidewalk system does not meet their needs. Most respondents ranked “construct new walks where none exist” as “extremely important,” with “improve existing walks” ranked second. Assistant public works director Jeff Van Landuyt said the commission was surprised with some of the results, especially the age of a majority of the respondents, which was 45 to 60.

Van Landuyt said the commission predicted more people would want to have existing walks improved, but the survey showed that was not the case. “I thought we would have more people saying, ‘No, take care of what we have already constructed and then, if we have more money, build more,’” he said. “The condition of them is not important. Their main focus is in where there aren’t any.” Van Landuyt said the commission gathered some really useful public feedback from the surveys. “They were very impressed that people were willing to share their feelings, and I think they had some very good comments here,” Van Landuyt said. “Not many surveys get those kind of comment results.”

Many comments from residents asked for crosswalks, bicycle paths and requests for improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety on and around Route 47. Some requests for bicycle paths included, “Please make Woodstock more bike friendly!,” “Considering moving to Crystal Lake because of the fine bike/walk pathsystem” and “The city needs to take more steps to create a bicycle-friendly plan for the future. Let’s at least look at designating certain roads as bike-friendly routes.” Residents looking at pedestrian safety said, “Most of the shopping in Woodstock is not good for walkers. No way to cross Route 47 … would like to challenge you to walk from the Square to Jewel, Walmart, etc. … very difficult” and “There are places that are very difficult to cross the streets (no crosswalks, no lights or warning signs, pedestrian crossings, etc). There is no way to easily walk up and down Route 47.” Mayor Brian Sager said the survey will be examined and discussed by city staff and the council to decide what, if any, action the city might take. While he supports the goals of the survey and appreciates the response from the community, Sager said the biggest factor is funding. Sager said the city of Woodstock has a three-pronged approach to sidewalks: maintenance and handicap accessibility; the 50/50 program — a sidewalk repair and replacement partnership between the city and residents and businesses to share the cost of filling in gaps in the sidewalks where requested; and improving significant sidewalk gaps for safety reasons, all “pending the availability of funds.” Sager said Woodstock has been gradually improving some sidewalk situations through the Illinois Safe Routes to School Program, a federally funded

On a scale of 1 to 5, how do you rank the ease of getting around Woodstock?

5 (Excellent): 11.7% 4 (Good): 18.4 %

3 (Average): 52.4% 2 (Fair): 10.7%

1 (Poor): 6.8%

Source: Woodstock Walkers and Riders Transportation Survey

program by the Illinois Department of Transportation, encouraging safe bicycling and walking to schools serving kindergarten through eighthgraders. A section supported by this program was the sidewalk extension from Emricson Park to Westwood Elementary School along South Street. Sager said the city also is currently working on completing sidewalks on Dean Street, hoping to connect Route 47 to Highway 14. So far, sidewalks extend from the schools on Route 47 – Mary Endres Elementary School, Northwood Middle School and Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center – to the intersection of Dean and Kimball streets. While improving the routes for pedestrians and bicyclists is an ultimate goal, Sager said addressing the issues with Route 47 and improving the conditions of the streets, through efforts like resurfacing, also are major priorities. “You look at how much you get done per million and you just shake your head,” he said.


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ObituariES

Kenneth Gardner

dr. kenneth Gardner, 68, Woodstock, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Woodstock. he was born dec. 16, 1944, in decatur to Lewis and oma Gardner. he graduated from Illinois State University in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. he received his master’s and doctorate degrees from northern Illinois University. he was a junior high and high school science teacher in WoodKenneth stock School district Gardner 200 for 35 years. he will be remembered for his passion for science and education and for his dedication to his students. he also was a loving husband, father and friend. he enjoyed traveling, reading, cheering for the chicago cubs, golfing and learning. In his retirement years, he spent time as a professor at George Williams college of Aurora University and as an educational outreach consultant at Yerkes observatory. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, carol; a daughter, katrina (Marc) McLaughlin; and a granddaughter, cailin. he was preceded in death by his parents. An open house celebration of his life will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Yerkes observatory, 373 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, Wis. donations in his name can be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at donate.

lls.org/lls/donate or to University of chicago Yerkes observatory, 373 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI 53191. donations to Yerkes will go toward the creation of a FabLab.

Ralph Cervantes

Ralph cervantes, 72, Woodstock, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, surrounded by those he laughed with, lived for and loved. he was born Aug. 9. 1941, in chicago. he graduated from St. Jude Seminary, Momence. he attended elgin community college and was employed in the printing and retail businesses. on oct. 11, 1975, he married patricia kolls. he cared deeply about his family and friends, his heritage, the church and his beloved chicago cubs. he will be remembered for his generosity of spirit and sense of humor. Survivors include his wife; five daughters Sue (don) Trede, Ralph Lisa (Mike) Frauens, Cervantes Margaret cervantes, Laura cervantes and Jennifer cervantes; seven grandchildren, Brad (courtney) Trede, Lauryn Trede, Bret Wienke, Shannon cervantes, Jared (Alyssa) Wienke, Andrew Frauens and kirsten Frauens; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph (diane), James (Susan) and daniel (Jane); and many nephews and nieces. he was

preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ramon; and a nephew, Timothy. The family would like to thank his extended family and many friends for their love and support, his doctors and hospice team for their compassion and dedication and God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time spent with him. A celebration of his life will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, october 12, at Grace Lutheran church, 1300 kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to the church, Journeycare hospice Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010; or SeA Blue prostate cancer at 5003 Fairview Ave., downers Grove, IL 60515. Arrangements were made by SchneiderLeucht-Merwin & cooney Funeral home, Woodstock.

James Paul Jackson Sr.

James paul Jackson Sr., 76, Woodstock, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at centegra hospital – Mchenry. he was born nov. 2, 1936, in Johnsburg to Ford and Mayme (Frett) Jackson. on July 27, 1957, he married Sandra Leonard in Woodstock. he was a carpenter by trade and worked for his brothers, Joe and ed Jackson of Woodstock construction and later for R&d Thiel carpenter contractors as vice president. he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine corps and was stationed in Twentynine palms, calif. he was an avid golfer and sports enthu-

siast who enjoyed his grandchildrens’ sporting events to a fault. he was a loving father and grandfather who loved a good laugh. he also was ready to help anyone who needed him and James was loose with his adJackson vice and his wallet. he will be missed. Survivors include his wife; three sons, James Jackson Jr., Woodstock, Mike (Janet) Jackson, hershey, pa., and Jay (Jackie) Jackson, St. charles; two daughters, Lisa (paul) Van Slyke, Atlanta, Ga., and kathy (Joe) Schweder, Woodstock; 11 grandchildren, Joe and Sam Schweder, Woodstock, katie, kelly, daniel and Griffen Jackson, hershey, Jacks and Maddie Van Slyke, Atlanta, and Jacob, Grace, and Savannah Jackson, St. charles; a brother, ed (Andie) Jackson, harvard; a sister, kate Michelau, Grayslake; and his dog, kobe. he was preceded in death by three brothers, George (Joyce), Joe (Betty) and Art (Glorice); and two sisters, connie May and Marie huntington. Visitation was Aug. 24, 2013, at St. John the Baptist catholic church, Johnsburg. The Rev. Rafal Wasilewski officiated. Interment was private. Memorials can be sent to the American heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., dallas, TX, 75231 or online at www.heart.org. Arrangements were made by SchneiderLeucht-Merwin & cooney Funeral home, Woodstock.

POlicE blOttEr ■ Amador Rojas, 21, 849.5 Washington St., Woodstock, was charged Aug. 15 with driving while license was suspended and operating a wireless phone in a construction zone in the 700 block of Washington Street. Rojas was turned over to the Mchenry county Sheriff’s office. Bond was set at $1,500. court date was set for Sept. 26. ■ nelson F. Bump, 53, 200 n. hayward Street, Woodstock, was charged Aug. 16 with retail theft at 1275 Lake Ave. Bump posted $150 bond. court date was set for Sept. 26. ■ Annette J. Schneider, 53, 419 Mira St., crystal Lake, was charged Aug. 17 with battery at 1330 S. eastwood drive, Wood-

stock. Schneider was turned over to the Mchenry county Sheriff’s office. Bond was set at $150. court date was set for Sept. 5. ■ Susanne L. Buchek, 52, 1165 Greenwood circle, Woodstock, was charged Aug. 17 with two counts of domestic battery at 1165 Greenwood circle. Buchek was turned over to the Mchenry county Sheriff’s office. Bond was to be set. court date was set for Aug. 19. ■ Manuel p. Torres, 28, 435 park drive, Marengo, was charged Aug. 17 with no driver’s license and speeding at catalpa and Route 47, Woodstock. Torres posted $150. court date was set for Sept. 26. ■ Jerome Albert president, 46, 930

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Public works sets fall hydrant flushing schedule

Several city road projects should be complete by Aug. 28, including resurfacing on Throop and South streets and Greenwood and Beech avenues.

The Woodstock department of public Works has scheduled fall hydrant flushing for the following dates: Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Wednesday, Sept. 11, west of Route 47, and Thursday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 20, east of Route 47. no scheduled hydrant flushing will take place Saturdays or Sundays. during these three weeks, some loss of pressure and discoloration of water will occur. The condition will not present any health hazard and will only be temporary. due to this discoloration, residents are encouraged to check water quality prior to doing laundry and to avoid doing any laundry while hydrants in their areas are flushed. For information, call the department of public Works at 815-338-6118 or email pwdept@woodstockil.gov.

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Reflects average price of regular unleaded gasoline at Woodstock gas stations the morning of Aug. 26.

cOrrEctiOnS In the Aug. 14 issue of The Woodstock Independent, elmer F. Behrns’ name was misspelled in the article “cinema restores original theater.” In the Aug. 21 issue, the new address of Woodstock Ballet Studio was omitted in the article “new dance studio opening soon.” Woodstock Ballet Studio is located at 14212 Washington St. The Independent regrets the errors.

Lake Ave., Woodstock, was charged Aug. 19 with public nudity at 1745 S. eastwood drive. president was issued a notice to appear in court on Sept. 6. ■ Tracy R. heidbrink, 39, 740 Leah Lane, Woodstock, was charged Aug. 22 with domestic battery at 740 Leah Lane.

heidbrink was turned over to the Mchenry county Sheriff’s office. Bond and court date were to be set. Any charges are merely accusations, and defendants or suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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This Labor Day, small reasons to celebrate Lately, Labor Day has been more likely to bring up a discussion about unemployment than about barbecues. The unofficial end of summer, marked with backyard parties and a three-day weekend, has seen some of its luster dulled since the Great Recession made many of us simply grateful to hold onto our jobs. But there is some hope in Woodstock. An unemployment rate in McHenry County that hovered around 12 percent in 2010 is down to around 9 percent today — nothing to brag about when we consider the 3 percent unemployment rate in this area in 2006, but certainly an improvement. Increased interest in homebuilding and opening stores in Woodstock is another good sign that, although we’re far from boom times, some of the worst is likely to be behind us. For American workers, the day set aside for them has been marked since the late 1800s, a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold,” as the original proposal written by union organizer Peter McGuire read. The day continues to serve those laborers, although undoubtedly there are fewer delving and carving and more typing and answering phones today. So this Labor Day, find a reason to celebrate. Kick back and relax, no matter where you labor. And if you can help it, try not to work twice as hard on Friday just to take a Monday off. • • • Everyone knows the joke about Illinois’ two seasons — winter and road construction — and the latter is upon us. Construction workers are out in droves as part of resurfacing projects throughout the city of Woodstock and the wider region. As we see detours and delays popping up throughout the city, please remember always to obey flaggers’ signals. Also, remember it’s against the law to use mobile devices in road construction zones. With school starting alongside much of the city’s road construction, it’s incredibly important to watch out for children in crosswalks and boarding buses, both of which are made more complicated by roadwork. Like summer, road construction season will come to an end sooner than we could have expected. So as with Labor Day, when it comes to handling roadwork, kick back and relax.

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» YOUR VIEW

Designer’s contributions to movie theaters were wide-ranging

Fleming Road: a job well done

I just finished the article on the restoration of the Woodstock Theatre that was printed in the Aug. 14-20, 2013, issue of The Independent. I wanted to point out that my grandfather’s name was misspelled. Elmer F. Behrns designed and built the theater back in 1927. He had quite a reputation for theaters in this area. He designed and built eight other theaters in the Illinois area between 1910 and 1931, including The Echo, Des Plaines; The Ridge, Park Ridge; The York, Elmhurst; The Pekin, Pekin; The Arcadia, St. Charles; The Egyptian, DeKalb; The El Tovar, Crystal Lake; and The Hub, Rochelle. Peter J. Behrns, Wonder Lake

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Fleming Road looks terrific! It is a pleasure to drive on the smooth pavement, and the roadside environment is still soothing and beautiful. The collaboration between the McHenry County Division of Transportation and TranSystems Corporation and Curran Contracting Company is one for awards and professional journals – both highway engineering and environmental. We were pleased that the final design left the road in its current footprint and profile, included the safety edge, did not interfere with the Class III Watershed, and during construction the road was closed rather than use a temporary road that would have resulted in certain

destruction of many old trees. We appreciated the informative preconstruction meeting and the card with the contact information for MCDOT and TranSystems. Now that the repair is finished, the fact that there is no evidence that anything even happened along the road gives testimony to the competent and careful manner in which everyone worked on the repair. Thanks also to the members of the Transportation Committee and the County Board who adopted the Context Sensitive Design process. The design and repair of Fleming Road indicate that McHenry County is at the forefront of building safe roads that eliminate any adverse impact on the environment. Mary Moltmann and Ed Bennett, Bull Valley

“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” — Peace Pilgrim

For Your InFormaTIon

due to the Labor day holiday, the sept. 4-10 issue of The Woodstock Independent will go to press Friday, Aug. 30. As such, all deadlines have been moved up one working day.

In addition, weekend high school sports results will be summarized in the sept. 11-16 issue of The Woodstock Independent due to the early press schedule.


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For the benefit of our subscribers, community The Independent is a locally owned community newspaper. That’s important to you, our subscribers and readers. The staff and I have greater autonomy and flexibility compared with journalists working for papers owned by large corporations or that are part of groups of newspapers. For example, we can make decisions and implement them quickly. If we decide to change some aspect of the paper, the next week’s paper can reflect the change. The weekly meetings of the editorial staff often include discussions about changes in the greater newspaper industry and ways to facilitate the gathering of news and information and their delivery. Ideas have to pass one very important test to move to implementation. They must clearly benefit our subscribers and the community. When The Independent was founded in 1987, we had one format, the weekly newspaper. Today, for the benefit of our community, The Independent is flanked by the website www.thewoodstock-

independent.com and our Facebook page. Subscribers can choose to receive The Independent in the mail or via email as a PDF. Three or four times a year, for the benefit of the community, we Cheryl mail The Independent Wormley to everyone who lives declarations within the boundaries of Woodstock School District 200. We also publish The Torch and send it to everyone six times a year. Of course, we have to watch the bottom line, but we believe service to our community and putting our subscribers, advertisers and the community first pay the greatest dividend. Last week, the subject of paid obituaries surfaced again. We don’t charge to publish obituaries and never have. For that matter, we don’t charge for printing engagements, weddings, births or

anniversaries. Such life events are part of the fabric of our community and publishing announcements about them provides information for the people of today and a historical record for the future. Last week’s discussion about obituaries wasn’t about changing our policy, though most newspapers now charge for all of the above. It was about reminding our readers we will publish their life-event notices free. Engagements, wedding and birth announcement forms are available on our website. We discussed including a form for obituaries, making it easier for families to submit information about their loved ones. For now, please know obituaries can be written by families and dropped off at our office at 671 E. Calhoun St. or emailed to pr@thewoodstockindependent.com. Another recent discussion topic was expanding the sports coverage to include reports of youth sports teams and leagues in Scoreboard. To that end, Jay Schulz, sports editor, is

including guidelines every week for submitting contest results and tournament recaps. The deadline for emailing information to sports@thewoodstockindependent.com is 8 a.m. Monday morning. I have two more thoughts about our partnerships with our readers and the community in the dissemination of ideas and information. First, please send us announcements of coming events and reports of successfully completed projects. Once again, you can submit information on the website, by email to pr@thewoodstockindependent.com or at the office. Second, we strongly encourage letters to the editor. A community made up of people with a variety of opinions is healthy and vibrant. Share your opinions and help better our community by writing letters to the editor. Send them to news@ thewoodstockindependent.com or mail them to the office.

or right, side of my brain can also help a bit with the inner workings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at levels beyond the local church. The past three Junes, I’ve been a Grace Paul Lutheran Church lay Lockwood male voting member A Musing at the Northern Illinois Synod Assembly – in which clergy and nonclergy gather to worship, elect leaders, ordain new ministers, honor new congregations and learn more about church programs at the synod/ churchwide levels. Personally, I’ve had the chance to not only sing with choir members from throughout northern Illinois but also to propose amendments, raise points of clarification, speak persuasively on issues and become a “church nerd” of sorts. Those annual two-day meetings were like the minor leagues to Major League Baseball. In late spring of 2012, I received the equivalent of a short-term big league contract. That’s when a majority of McHenry/DeKalb County ELCA ministers voted for me as a lay male voting member for – as one previous attendee put it – “Synod Assembly on steroids,” also known as the Churchwide Assembly.

Attending the 2013 meeting were 950 members, representing churches and synods nationwide for a Protestant denomination with about 4 million members. Six days of activities in mid-August in one of the nation’s most underrated cities: Pittsburgh.

first female presiding bishop. Among her initial postelection humble/humorous comments: “I just wanted there to be a conversation. I didn’t think it would get this far out of hand.”

Cheryl Wormley is publisher of The Woodstock Independent.

» COLUMN

Always being made new … in Pittsburgh “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” – Garrison Keillor It’s always a bit dangerous to talk about religion or politics. But my involvement in a church-based and historic week – including an election in which pink smoke should have emerged from a Pittsburgh smokestack – is causing me to step forward and face the danger head-on. UM, UCC, ELCA – and me I grew up as the son of a United Methodist minister, and my oldest brother eventually followed my dad into the ministry. My own church involvement has typically tapped into the creative, or left, side of my brain. Over the years, I sang, read scripture, did dramatic or semi-comedic scenes or served as an assisting minister. However, in the past two years, I’ve found the workings of the analytical,

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It’s Pittsburgh, not the Pits “I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.” – Willie Stargell I agree with Willie. During my week in Pittsburgh, the Churchwide Assembly itself was incredibly meaningful to me. We prayed, sang and worshiped. We had Bible studies and meals together. We heard from Catholic, Jewish, Episcopal, Sikh and World Council of Churches leaders. We approved a social statement on criminal justice and a first-ever fundraising campaign. We discussed everything from how to find our background materials on iPads (it was the first time using them heavily for some of us) to fighting malaria to having the Church Council explore pastoral care for same-gender couples and their families. We elected a new secretary (administrative leader for the church), and I even earned 11 votes on one of the early ballots for that office (!). And we made history when we elected Northeastern Ohio Synod Bishop Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s

A final thought Considering the decisions we made, it’s appropriate the theme of the assembly was “Always Being Made New.” I will not soon forget this event. I had the chance: to discuss serious issues; to use my intellect/passion to communicate to hundreds of fellow voting members and listen closely to their thoughts; to share my faith; to enjoy the sound of hundreds of voices singing in harmony; to hear powerful messages in worship and meetings; to discover details of the excellent, compassionate work being done; and to meet the caring leaders of my denomination. Perhaps this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me; maybe not. But may we all embrace such opportunities to get “far out of hand.”

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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Education

Enrollment up slightly in District 200 schools Administrators present reports on the start of the school year to Board of education By ELIZABETH HARMON The Independent With all of Woodstock School District 200’s students officially back in class, Superintendent Ellyn Wrzeski is breathing a sigh of relief. At the Aug. 20 meeting of the Board of Education, Wrzeski told the board, “Things have gone very smoothly.” She and other administrators presented a report on the start of the 2013-14 school year. Preliminary enrollment as of Aug. 16 showed an increase of 69 students, bringing total enrollment to 6,373, though Wrzeski said that number will change. Official enrollment figures will be released in mid-September. “We’re still enrolling kids,” Wrzeski said. The district’s preschool programs began Aug. 19, with between 420 and 440 children enrolled. Wrzeski added that the biggest enrollment decreases were at Verda Dierzen

Early Learning Center, which is down 41 students from last year, while the largest increases were at Creekside and Northwood middle schools and Prairiewood and Greenwood elementary schools, which saw enrollment climb by 23 to 28 students each. Average class size for kindergarten is 21 students, 22.9 for first grade, 23.7 for second grade, 23.5 students for third grade, 25 for fourth grade and 24.5 for fifth grade. In dual-language classes, the numbers were slightly higher at each grade level except for fifth grade. Wrzeski said the district has hired three classroom aides, two in dual language and one in a monolingual class. “The averages are right on target,” she said. Sixty-five new staff members have joined the district, due in part to a large number of retirements at the end of last year. The new staff includes 23 brandnew teachers and nine teachers hired from Spain to teach dual-language classes. Wrzeski described the new staff as an energetic and diverse group. “It ranges from people in their late 50s to 23-year-olds,” she said. Nancy Reczek, assistant superintendent for Early Childhood and Elementary Education, said the emphasis on character education is evident in the buildings, as teachers demonstrate proper behavior for their students.

“You can really see a difference when they take time to do that at the beginning of the school year,” Reczek said. Assistant Superintendent for Middle and High School Education George Oslovich reported approximately 1,000 people attended the presentation by motivational speaker and athletic trainer John Underwood earlier this month. The presentation was filmed and is being translated into Spanish. Oslovich said parents who were unable to attend or who do not speak English will have opportunities to attend video viewings on dates to be announced. Underwood, who has trained members of the U.S. Olympic team, college athletes and Navy SEALs, also made presentations at schools in Huntley and Barrington, and Oslovich said the districts hope to collaborate on a future program for coaches and varsity athletes. Mark Heckmon, assistant superintendent of Human Resources and Operations, reported 73 drivers transported 5,135 students to Woodstock schools. The biggest growth was in the district’s new fee-based busing service, which had 10 students last year and 45 this year, with 10 applications still pending. Heckmon said the majority of the feebased riders are students enrolled in the tuition-based preschool. Buildings and Grounds Director Ken Roiland reported most summer work

projects have been completed. The projects included waterproofing the basement of Greenwood, installing new playground equipment at Verde Dierzen, sealcoating parking lots at Clay Academy and the Northwood-Mary Endres campus. Work continues on the new district health services center at Woodstock North High School. “The buildings look good, and how the buildings look reflect on how the district looks,” said Wrzeski. For the 2013-2014 school year, 1,793 students are eligible for free or reducedcost lunches, either because of their family income or because they qualified last year. About 300 applications are pending, Heckmon said. Chief Financial Officer Risa Hanson said that, previously, families receiving free and reduced-cost lunches automatically received fee waivers, but now they must apply for the waivers separately. Of the 300 applications received, 80 percent have been approved, 10 percent are incomplete and 10 percent were denied, Hanson said. Because the federal government randomly checks only a small number of free-and reduced-cost-lunch recipients each year, the fee-waiver applications provide an additional opportunity to verify need. “This is a way to make sure that those who need help get it,” Hanson said.

District seeking input for search Officials at Woodstock School District 200 are looking for public input on the hiring of a new superintendent to replace Ellyn Wrzeski, who has announced her plans to retire at the end of June 2014. An online survey gathering the opinions of parents, students and other community members will be available to the public until Thursday, Sept. 12, on the district’s website. In addition, once the Board of Education has chosen three finalists, residents will be invited to meet the candidates and provide feedback. The meetings will be in early January 2014. To complete the online survey, visit www.woodstockschools.org. — Katelyn Stanek, The Independent


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Another sunrise for Riders In The Sky Band returns to opera house with a ‘slice of the American folk-music pie’ By RHONDA MIX The Independent The show will go on. American Western music and comedy group Riders In The Sky will return once again to the Woodstock Opera House Saturday, Sept. 7. The two-time Grammy Awardwinning quartet formed in 1977 as a trio. The group consisted of lead singer and guitarist Douglas B. Green, “Ranger Doug,” singer and fiddler Paul Chrisman, “Woody Paul,” and singer and bassist Fred LaBour, otherwise known as “Too Slim.” During the 1990s, they welcomed accordion player Joey Miskulin, “Joey the Cowpolka King.” “The romantic cowboy movies of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s inspired us,” lead singer Green said. “Singing is pretty much all I wanted to do. All of us wanted to create Western music – Westerns had a special place in our childhoods during the 1950s.” Despite having experienced a successful and solid career for more than 35 years, the men who make up Riders In The Sky have no plans of quietly riding off into the sunset anytime soon. Green said with two children in

RideRs in the sky Where: Woodstock opera house, 121 e. Van Buren St. When: 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 Tickets: $23 Phone: 815-338-5300 college, he can’t afford to stop now. But, more importantly, he said, the group loves what they do too much. “We love music and the role we’ve played in keeping [this genre] alive,” Green said. “Plus, we’re hams, and we love to be on stage. We’re lucky guys.” Green said the members of the band have “enormous respect” for one another. Over the course of the group’s history, Riders In The Sky has performed in more than 6,200 live concerts, made 300 national television appearances and appeared on more than 200 public radio shows. The prolific group also has made 700 appearances at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry, been featured in three television series and released more than 30 albums. The band also has written and performed music for several major motion

pictures, winning awards for songs such as “Woody’s Roundup” in the film “Toy Story 2.” Additionally, the group has written and appeared on a number of Christmas specials on The Nashville Network and Country Music Television. The men also are currently Yella Wood commercial spokesmen. Though Green said Riders In The Sky has experienced many highlights over the years – including winning two Grammy awards – he feels lucky the members have had the chance to share their music with people around the world. “I’ve gone to places I wouldn’t have gone to otherwise,” he said. “The opportunity to travel and the exposure to different cultures has been great.” The lively entertainers are no strangers to Woodstock. Green said they have performed at the Opera House at least a dozen times and always enjoy their return visits. “What a jewel it is,” Green said of the Opera House. “It’s a beautiful building, and I’m happy it was restored. It’s so gratifying to see restored buildings such as the Opera House. You have a precious jewel box here in

Riders In The Sky will perform Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Woodstock Opera House. Pictured, in front, is Douglas B. Green. Back row, from left: Joey Miskulin, Paul Chrisman and Fred LaBour. coURTeSY phoTo

Woodstock.” Green said Riders In The Sky shows always have good attendance and the band has a unique, seldom-heard style that was a national phenomenon once upon a time. “We offer a small slice of the American folkmusic pie,” he said. “We put on fun shows and

laugh a lot. It’s great escapism with pretty harmony. We appeal to people of all ages.” Riders In The Sky will perform at 4 and 8 p.m. at the Opera House, 121 E. Van Buren St. Tickets are $23. For information, call 815-3385300 or visit ridersinthesky. com.


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The Entertainer

Woodstock’s entertainment highlights

» music AUGUST CONCERTS IN THE PARK Park in the Square Free 815-338-4212 Aug. 28, 7 p.m. stage Leftovers, rock and swing music lIvE mUSIC AT ExPRESSly lESlIE’S Aug. 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties Woodstock Square Mall 110 S. Johnson St. Free expresslyleslie.com The Kishwaukee Ramblers will perform. wOOdSTOCK fARmERS mARKET mUSIC Woodstock Square Free woodstockfarmersmarket.org Aug. 31: Talia pavia string Academy students, 9 a.m., Julie Gibson 10 a.m., Amy dixon kolar 11 a.m. sept. 3: dan Zahn & kate Moretti 9 a.m., Mary Lai 11 a.m. HARvESTfEST fUNdRAISER Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Stage Left Café

125 Van Buren St. $15 suggested donation 815-338-4212 offsquaremusic.org Fingerstyle guitar champion ed hall, past harvestFest guitar contest winner Macyn Taylor and off square Music members Andy Andrick, kent Fishburn, don humbertson and keith Johnson will perform. JAZZ JAm Sept. 6, 20, 7 p.m. Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. 815-338-4212 $5 donation jazzonthesquare.com John nellson and Billy denk will host jazz on the square. RIdERS IN THE SKy Sept. 7, 4 and 8 p.m. Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. $23 woodstockoperahouse.com 815-338-5300 The modern-day icons of traditional Western music will return for their 16th appearance in Woodstock. fIRST SATURdAy mUSIC

Sept. 7, 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. STAGE lEfTOvERS Sept. 11, 25, 7: 30 p.m. Stage Left Cafe’ 125 Van Buren St. Free 815-334-3555 The band will include Rich prezioso, Joe pesz, Brian Murphy, Laurel palma, pete Jonsson and Les Urban. OPEN mIC NIGHT Sept. 13, 27, 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. THE fAT BABIES Sept. 14, 8 p.m. Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. $19 woodstockoperahouse.com 815-338-5300 The Fat Babies, a seven-piece jazz band interpreting classic styles of the 1920s and ‘30s, will perform. BRANSON ON THE ROAd Sept. 17, 1 and 7 p.m. Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. $15 - 1 p.m., $20 – 7 p.m. woodstockoperahouse.com 815-338-5300 The award-winning, high-energy act will perform Americana, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, classic country and gospel music in travelingroadshow style

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HOPE THROUGH dANCE Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. $28 adult, $18 student 815-338-5300 The festival will bring together performance companies and dancers in honor of Laura Maceika. The event is a fundraiser for the Laura Twirls suicide Awareness Foundation.

» movies

Arts & EntErtAinmEnt ‘wE’RE THE mIllERS’ A pot dealer creates a fake family to move a shipment of product over the border from Mexico. “We’re the Millers” is directed by Rawsom Marshall Thurber (“dodgeball: A True Underdog story”) and stars Jason sudeikis (“horrible Bosses”) and Jennifer Anniston (“Friends”). RATed R, 110 MInUTes ‘ElySIUm’ In the year 2154, the wealthy have abandoned the earth for a perfect society on a satellite. Max, played by Matt damon, sets out on a mission to breach the satellite and save those left on earth. “elysium” is directed by neil Blomkamp. RATed R, 109 MInUTes ‘PlANES’ disney’s latest romp concerns a cropdusting plane who is afraid of heights but dreams of racing through the clouds. “planes” is directed by klay hall (“king of the hill”) and stars the voice of dane cook (“employee of the Month”). RATed pG, 92 MInUTes ‘PERCy JACKSON: SEA Of mONSTERS’ percy Jackson and his friends must find the Golden Fleece to stop an ancient evil. “percy Jackson: sea of Monsters” is directed by Thor Freudenthal (“diary of a Wimpy kid”) and stars Logan Lerman (“The perks of Being a Wallflower”), stanley Tucci (“The Terminal”) and Alexandra daddario (“hall pass”). RATed pG, 106 MInUTes ‘THE mORTAl INSTRUmENTS: CITy Of BONES’ A young lady learns she descended from a line of warriors and goes on the hunt to find her mother in downworld, the dangerous alternate new York city. “The Mortal Instruments: city of Bones” is directed by harold Zwart (“The karate kid”) and stars Lily collins. RATed pG-13, 130 MInUTes ‘ONE dIRECTION: THIS IS US’ This documentary chronicles the rise of the band one direction. “one direction: This is Us” is directed by Morgan spurlock and stars the members of one direction. RATed pG, 92 MInUTes ‘lEE dANIEl’S THE BUTlER’ White house butler cecil Gaines served eight presidents during his tenure, which paralleled the civil rights movement and other major events affecting American society. “Lee daniel’s The Butler” is directed by Lee daniels (“precious”) and stars Forest Whitaker (“The crying Game”), oprah Winfrey (“The color purple”), John cusack (“say Anything”), Vanessa Redgrave (“deep Impact”) and Terrence howard (“crash”). Rated pG-13, 132 MInUTes

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Off Square Music to host fundraiser off square Music will hold a fundraising concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at stage Left café, 125 Van Buren st., Woodstock. proceeds from the concert will benefit the 2013 harvestFest and Fair in the square which will take place sept. 15 on the Woodstock square. Music will be provided by fingerstyleguitar champion ed hall, past harvestFest guitar contest-winner Macyn Taylor and off square Music members Andy Andrick, kent Fishburn, don humbertson and keith Johnson. suggested donation for the concert is $15. For information, call 815-338-5164 or email offsquare@gmail.com.


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Marketplace

Confidence comes with practice In my last article, I wrote about how another trait of a craftsman is understanding that growth and mastery occurs with practice. I labeled it the “Big Secret” in learning how to succeed at anything. One of the next traits I believe a craftsman embodies is confidence. Confidence is the result of one thing ... practice. Think of the times you have been in a new setting, new job, learning a new skill, entering a new relationship and did not have confidence. A craftsman becomes confident Rodney through experiPaglialong ence. Even in new situations and Minding Your challenges, craftsBusiness men find confidence because they want to succeed. A craftsman painter does not have an innate, natural gift to paint smoothly anymore than a brain surgeon is born a natural brain surgeon. Confidence is not something you just have or are born with. Confidence comes from practice, and in order for practice to occur, you must be in action. The more you choose to do something, the more confident you become. Decide, choose, take action, repeat. The more you practice, the more proficient you become. When it came to success, I used to think people either had it or they didn’t and that some were born with a gift or talent that I didn’t have. Yes, some people may have more gifts than others; however, we as a society do not help ourselves by believing you either have it or not. I tell my children, often, it doesn’t matter how good you are. What matters is how good you want to be. That is a distinction my favorite author, Steve Chandler, calls the “how to” vs. “want to.” Success is equated with how much you want something, anything, a diet, selling, making free throws, mastering an instrument. How good do you want to be? Do not ever let the excuse of “I don’t know how to” stop you from taking action. By taking action, confidence will develop like a muscle. Early in my teaching career, I remember asking a mentor about what direction to go in my life, and he said something so simple and enlightening to me, “we always end up doing what we want to.” We choose our lives, every moment every day. It is wonderful to realize I make the choices and the results are in front of me! Confidence only comes one way – practice. The right technique or knowing how is not what will help you achieve; it takes practice and unwavering desire. The more you do something, the more confident you will be! Rodney “Pags” Paglialong is the owner of Wall-Pro Painting Services and is a member of the Woodstock Historic Preservation Commission. He also is an active member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. He can be reached at rodney@ wallpropainting.com.

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After loss, a new venture for Pirro Former restaurant owner and family build on line of sauces By KATELYN STANEK The Independent

Terry Pirro is doing well these days, he says, but he knocks on wood for good measure. Why shouldn’t he? The longtime restaurateur closed his namesake business on Main Street about a year ago, not long after being diagnosed with cancer. But today, the man many in Woodstock still associate with Italian cooking is getting stronger, healthier and much busier — after all, he has a growing business to attend to. Pirro is the founder of Pirro’s Foods, a pasta and pizza sauce company distributing jars of the family recipe to retailers ranging from small grocers to Whole Foods. What started as a way to supplement his restaurant’s revenue was set to become its own true brand with wider distribution in early 2012 when Pirro discovered he had cancer. What followed for Pirro were intensive radiation treatments, but that didn’t slow the company’s progress or Pirro’s hope to see it thrive. “I’m laying in bed for six months, and what did I do? I watched the Food Network. I had no taste, I could barely swallow,” said Pirro. “The word sick didn’t even describe how sick I was. So what else do you have to live for?” His daughter, Brianna Pirro, 22, was at the helm as owner, having taken a year off from North Central College to help get the business off the ground. She spent her days making cold calls at grocery stores

and perfecting the company’s recipes with the help of the rest of her family. “Once he got sick, it was my job,” Brianna Pirro said. “I took on the responsibility more myself. I knew it was such an awesome product, and it was something I wanted people to experience. I didn’t want it to be on the back burner just because my dad got sick.” Manufactured at Dorina So-Good Inc. in Union, Pirro’s sauces are all-natural, something Terry Pirro said is more important to him now than ever, especially as he hasn’t gone into remission yet. “Ever since I got sick, I really, really pay attention to the foods I eat,” he said. “The tomatoes? They’re real tomatoes. It’s a healthy sauce.” But cooking natural food in 300- to 400-gallon kettles — still small-batch manufacturing by grocery store standards, but a far cry from restaurant production — requires a deft touch to get right. “In restaurants, you can stop the cooking process immediately,” Terry Pirro said. “It’s different in those giant kettles.” Brianna Pirro agreed. “To make a big batch for grocery stores is totally different from small batches,” she said. “Each sauce took a month or two months to get them exactly how we wanted them. And this was our whole family doing this. We were all trying to make it perfect.” The company makes four sauces — marinara, rustic vodka, puttanesca and pizza — and sells its product in eight states, with much of that distribution coming through high-end grocer Whole Foods. Locally, Wisted’s in Woodstock

Terry Pirro’s line of sauces is available in many grocery stores. Independent pHOtO by Katelyn StaneK

and Joseph’s Marketplace in Crystal Lake carry the brand. Terry Pirro said it will take several years to pay off his initial investment, but a shot at national distribution through Whole Foods could further bolster his company. Today, Terry Pirro spends much of his time making deliveries, tweaking recipes, and gathering feedback from potential customers, but he hasn’t lost sight of what the ups and downs of the past few years — an experience he called “humbling” — have taught him. “Things that you think matter now are so miniscule. Yeah, everybody tells you that kind of stuff,” Terry Pirro said. “You hear it all your life, but unfortunately, I think most of us need something like this to ground us.” “It was very emotional, to say the least, but everything worked out really great,” said Brianna Pirro, who returned to college this year but remains the company’s owner. “I’m thrilled I went through it. My dad getting cancer was obviously hard for the family, but getting that business thrown at me was a great experience.”

Real estate tRansactions Filed in the McHenry County Recorder’s Office Aug. 6 to 15: ■ Residence at 1749 Quail court, Woodstock, was sold by Intercounty Judicial Sales corporation, chicago, to Ah4R I IL LLc, Agoura hills, calif., for $105,000. ■ Residence at 2331 Aspen drive, Woodstock, was sold by Intercounty Judicial Sales corporation, chicago, to Ah4R I IL LLc, Agoura hills, calif., for $47,251. ■ Residence at 5206 Lear St., Wonder Lake, was sold by The Secretary of housing and Urban development, Atlanta, to George and Jean Mikota, Wonder Lake, for $55,877. ■ Residence at 371 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, was sold by John M. Schleich, Woodstock, to Lawrence connell, chicago, for $85,000. ■ Residence at 2152 Greenview drive, Woodstock, was sold by The harvard State Bank, Woodstock, to elm Street homes, LLc, el Segundo, calif., for $187,500. ■ Residence at 836 n. Madison St., Woodstock, was sold by John and desiree hendle, phoenix, Ariz., to Robert danielson, Woodstock, for $95,000. ■ Residence at 13171 hickory Lane, Woodstock, was sold by Robert and Jane koehler, Woodstock, to Armond and Lisa Jesse, Woodstock, for $150,000. ■ Residence at 632 Schubert St., Woodstock, was sold by The Bank of new York, Richardson, Texas, to Guido and carol Giammattei, Woodstock, for $122,000.

■ Residence at 1224 Bull Valley drive, Woodstock, was sold by Fred and debra dolce, crystal Lake, to Gregory and Wendy davis, Woodstock, for $420,000. ■ Residence at 635 Silver creek Road, Woodstock, was sold by BMo harris Bank, Rolling Meadows, to Tom Tierney, Woodstock, for $50,000. ■ Residence at 255 Ridgewood drive, Woodstock, was sold by Wells Fargo Bank, Jacksonville, Fla., to elm Street homes LLc, el Segundo, calif., for $125,000. ■ Residence at 614 handel Lane, Woodstock, was sold by Maples at the Sonatas LLc, plainfield, to John and Susan kowalski, Woodstock, for $245,223. ■ Residence at 2026 Aspen drive, Woodstock, was sold by donald harreld, Fort Wayne, Ind., to elm Street homes LLc, el Segundo, calif., for $136,000.

■ Residence at 3819 Gee Road, Woodstock, was sold by Robert Reese and norma Ruse, Woodstock, to Randy Schroeder, Woodstock, for $125,000. ■ Residence at 4104 Seneca Road, Wonder Lake, was sold by chicago Title Land Trust company, chicago, to Reina kalish, Wonder Lake, for $149,500. ■ Residence at 607 Schumann St., Woodstock, was sold by Maples at the Sonatas LLc, plainfield, to Robert and Marlene Teuber, Woodstock, for $183,981. ■ Residence at 7205 n. oak Street, Wonder Lake, was sold by Intercounty Judical Sales corporation, chicago, to MLp LLc, Woodstock, for $37,001. ■ Residence at 743 clay St., Woodstock, was sold by Intercounty Judicial Sales corporation, chicago, to MLp LLc, Woodstock, for $53,000.


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4-H clubs join the fight against texting while driving By RHONDA MIX The Independent During a presentation by Illinois 4-H and AT&T employees at the 2013 Illinois State Fair in Springfield, an announcement was released that Illinois 4-H is partnering with

AT&T in a new campaign called “It Can Wait” – an initiative encouraging drivers both young and old to take a pledge to not text while driving. According to a press release, when executive director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation Angie Barnard was approached by

AT&T about partnering for the initiative, she and other 4-H leaders felt the opportunity would be “a perfect fit” in meeting one of 4-H’s goals to promote advocacy skills in its members. “It’s a small way to make a big difference,” Barnard said in the release. Cindy Sarkady, recently hired as the new 4-H Youth Development educator at the University of Illinois Extension McHenry County office, said Woodstock residents as well as people all around McHenry County are encouraged to get involved in the campaign and she encourages community members to ask other people to join in. “As one person, I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person,” Sarkady said, quoting Paul Shane Spear. “This quote explains that by refusing to text while driving, we can make a difference in the lives of others who are

driving and even ourselves. In 2011, at least 23 percent of auto collisions involved cell phones – that is 1.3 million crashes,” she continued. “Five seconds is the minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road when you’re texting and driving.” Sarkady said in addition to involvement with the initiative, she also plans on coming up with new ways to positively impact youth in McHenry County through 4-H youth development programs. According to research released by AT & T, more than 100,000 crashes a year involve drivers who are texting and 75 percent of teenagers say texting while driving is common among their friends. Illinois 4-H members are asking drivers to help make the state safer and help save lives by sending a simple text message as a pledge. To take the pledge, people can text 4H4ICW to 50555. Standard text and data rates will apply. The first results of the Illinois 4-H text pledge campaign will be announced Sept. 19, the national Drive 4 Pledges Day in the “It Can Wait” campaign. All people are encouraged to take the pledge, not just 4-H members. People are encouraged to help spread the message and share their ideas at illinois4hfoundation@illinois.edu. For information, visit itcanwait.com.

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Gallaghers celebrate 60th anniversary By JANET DOVIDIO The Independent Thomas and Geraldine Gallagher of Woodstock marked their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 8. They are longtime parishioners at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Gallaghers are the proud parents of three daughters and four grandchildren. Oldest daughter Kathleen Harbes and her family live in Madison, Wis. Daughters Karen Griswold and Mary Hammond and their families live in Woodstock and are also members of St. Mary Church. Both Thomas and Geraldine Gallagher were born and raised in Chicago. He spent his career as a state policeman, where one of his first assignments was to Hebron. The size of the town was a culture shock to the two big-city natives, so they decided to live in the larger neighboring town of Woodstock while still locating close to his work. They have been here ever since. Geraldine Gallagher spent most of her time at home raising their children, and also worked for several years at Marian Central Catholic High School. Humor must have played a part in their many years together. When asked about the secret to the longevity of their marriage, Thomas replied, “We don’t argue. We mostly agree on everything, and if she doesn’t agree, that’s too bad.” News of recognitions and milestones can be sent to Janet Dovidio at fetjetjd@aol.com.


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MCC students dig into archaeology project By JANET DOVIDIO The Independent McHenry County College student Deidre Crouch of Woodstock was one of several students who worked for two weeks in July with professionals from Midwest Archaeological Research Services on a project near Rockton. MCC anthropology instructor Judi Cameron facilitated the students while they screened material from an area near the cistern from the William Shores house at the Macktown National Historic Site. Cameron approached the management of MARS to work with MCC students, since the company already had projects with students at Harper College and Elgin Community College. The professionals helped Crouch and fellow students look for ceramics, nails, glass and other household items left behind at the house, which was built around 1842. “This is the first year for the field school in conjunction with MARS,” said

Cameron. “The students really enjoyed the experience. They appreciated having an opportunity to see if they would enjoy a career in archaeology.” • • •

Knitters and spinners continue Tuesday tradition Every Tuesday morning local spinners, knitters and weavers gather at Starbucks on the Woodstock Square to work on their crafts. The group began meeting about five years ago to work on their projects together. Many are members of the Hollow Tree Spinners and the Woodstock Weavers Guild. Janet Hugg of Harvard shared that “getting together serves a purpose in keeping these skills alive and learning more.” The group meets from 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. each Tuesday throughout the year. They are at outside tables in good

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Drake Smith flips hamburgers at Woodstock Harley-Davidson during the dealership’s Summer Bike Night Aug. 22. Independent pHOtO by Ken Farver

weather and inside during cold or rainy days. Ages range from 12 years to senior citizens. “As a kid I liked playing with string like creating finger weaving,” said spinner Jean Niemann of Woodstock. “I got started in weaving by seeing someone use a spinner. Once I learned, I couldn’t stop.” Niemann always carries a small drop spindle which she willingly demonstrates at a moment’s notice. Interested people are welcome to stop by and join them at any time. • • •

Woodstock’s Kaufman marks 100th birthday Woodstock resident Marguerite Kaufman marked her 100th birthday Wednesday, Aug. 14. Her celebration, which took place Sunday, Aug. 18, was coordinated by sisters Jane and Pamela Gerloff, also of Woodstock. They are Marguerite’s cousins. Kaufman is the daughter of Rev. Rog-

er Kaufman, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church from 1909 to 1953. She was born in Woodstock and has been a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran. She is a 1935 Woodstock High School graduate who returned to teach there after earning a degree at Carthage College. A part-time position at the local library inspired her to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in library science. Her ensuing career took her to library work at several college libraries in neighboring states. After an interview at Elmhurst College at which she was told she was not qualified for the position, Kaufman soon found a job as architecture reference librarian at Harvard University in Boston, which led to a position as head of the art and architecture library at the University of Illinois until her retirement in 1974. After retirement, Kaufman returned to live in Woodstock, where she resumed her involvement at Grace Lutheran and began many years of travel, mainly to elder hostels. In spite of refusing to travel by plane, she participated at some 20 different locations. At the age of 80, she rode the train by herself to Boston. “Marguerite was always very independent and very adventurous,” said Jane Gerloff. “She has been on a continuous quest of learning all her life.” News of recognitions and milestones can be sent to Janet Dovidio at fetjetjd@aol.com.


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Six friends and Woodstock High School class of 1943 graduates recently met for lunch while one of them was visiting from the Cayman Islands. Pictured, from left, are: Marilyn (Michaelis) Trox, Cayman Islands, Millie (Persson) LuAllen, Woodstock, Beverly (Neiwerth) Trumble, Woodstock, Dorothy (Jensen) Thomas, Woodstock, Marilyn (Jensen) Hackman, Chemung, and Jean (Gaylord) Johnson, Rockford. Olga (Nelson) Grasser was unable to attend. Courtesy PHoto

Flowers are in full bloom at the Schumacher residence. Ken Schumacher has been an avid gardener at his Lucas Road home for more than 40 years. His wife, Roberta, enjoys spending time in the picturesque yard. Courtesy PHoto

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Laurie Wittman, assisted by Beth Wester, welcomed the members of the Bull Valley Garden Club to her home for their August meeting. Al Ritchey of Al’s Auto Body and Arboretum, Walworth, Wis., presented a program about hostas. Pictured, from left, are: Wester, Ritchey and Wittman. Courtesy PHoto

Children at Woodstock Free Methodist Church were excited to share what they learned during Vacation Bible School. Pictured, from left, front row, are: Heidi Nieman and George Niespodzianski. Back: Anthony Natola, Sawyer Creighton, Teya Nieman, Karson Boal, Jack Wollpert and Luke Foster. Courtesy PHoto

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Flashbacks 25 years ago ■ Wonder Lake Village president dan McGuire announced the village would be clearing a small village dump site on Thompson Road that had been used to collect waste dumped in the woods north of Jacobson park. ■ Work was completed on several doors at the Woodstock opera house that were reproduced using old photographs of the building. ■ The R&d Theil Rockers emerged as champions of division B of the Woodstock Recreation Softball League by defeating Marengo Federal 25-18. 20 years ago ■ Mari Steinbach was hired as the new recreation director for Woodstock. her first task was to hire two assistants. ■ A fire gutted the residence and destroyed the contents of 2606 cherry St., Wonder Lake. The cause of the fire was found to be careless use of smoking materials. ■ eighty-six golfers participated in the Woodstock chamber of commerce golf outing at plum Tree national Golf course.

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REligion notEs its first day of classes. The 56,000-squarefoot facility had 22 classrooms and could serve up to 500 students. ■ The Woodstock post office hosted a retirement brunch for all of its former postal employees. ■ Woodstock resident Tom paulsen won $1,500 in prizes and was named representative for the state of Illinois in the kraft Barbecue Sauce 1998 Flavor Savor contest. ■ The St. Mary lightweight football team defeated Alden-hebron 19-0 behind Boone Freund, who rushed for 120 yards. 10 years ago ■ U.S. Sen. dick durbin held a series of meetings in Woodstock, including one on transportation issues. durbin was late arriving as he had been tied up in traffic on Route 47. ■ Woodstock resident Rich kruse won a Jeep Liberty on “The WGn Morning news.” ■ Staff members at U of I extension moved into the Mchenry county Farm Bureau building. ■ The Independent chronicled Jane Griffin, who was one of four finalists, out of 1,300 entrants, in the Maytag outstanding

Soccer Mom contest. 5 years ago ■ nathan Willcockson, Woodstock, of Boy Scouts of America Troop 329, completed his eagle Scout project, a council ring in Woodstock’s Ryders Woods. ■ Bella’s café & Gelateria opened on the Woodstock Square. ■ Woodstock resident Sara klabunde caught a 40-1/2-inch musky in the 45th annual Vilas county Musky Marathon in eagle River, Wis. ■ The Woodstock Thunder Youth Football and cheer program began its first year. Former chicago Bear Marcus Robinson visited the Thunder and taught the young players the importance of hard work. 1 year ago ■ The hackmatack national Wildlife Refuge was announced by Secretary of the Interior ken Salazar. ■ The Mchenry county Farm Bureau celebrated its 100th anniversary. ■ Woodstock resident Greg Amato wrote and published “TLc: Tender Loving crimes.” ■ Woodstock power Sports started selling Global electric Motocars.

CHRIST LIFE 13614 W. Jackson St. • 815-338-4934 Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events: • Senior Youth Group, 6:30 p.m. Thursday EDEN BAPTIST 1903 N. Seminary Ave. • 815-814-7847 Worship: 3 p.m. Sunday (Spanish) FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 111 W. South St. • 815-338-2731 Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events: • Sunday school, 10 a.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 2018 N. Route 47 • 815-338-2627 Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events • Touch-A-Truck, Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST 201 W. South St. • 815-338-3310 Worship: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events: • Sunday school, 9:40 a.m. FREE METHODIST 934 N. Seminary Ave. • 815-338-3180 Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events: • Christian education, 9:15 a.m. Sunday GRACE LUTHERAN 1300 kishwaukee Valley Road 815-338-0554 Worship: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. (traditional), 10 a.m. (contemporary) Sunday HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH 4609 Greenwood Road P.O. BOX 461 • 815-575-1190 Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday MCHENRY COUNTY JEWISH CONGREGATION 8617 Ridgefield Road, crystal Lake 815-455-1810 Worship: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday REDEEMER LUTHERAN 1320 Dean St. • 815-338-9370 Worship: 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events: • Christian education, 9:15 a.m. Sunday • Open grill night, 6 p.m. Friday RESURRECTION CATHOLIC 2918 S. country club Road 815-338-7330 Worship: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. weekdays ST. ANN’S EPISCOPAL 503 W. Jackson St. • 815-338-0950 Worship: 8:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 401 St. John’s Road • 815-338-5159 Worship: 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events: • Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. ST. MARY CATHOLIC 313 N. Tryon St. • 815-338-3377 Worship: 7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday; 5 and 6:30 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon (Spanish), 5 p.m. Sunday THE BRIDGE CHRISTIAN 2620 Bridge Lane • 815-496-0548 Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 2016 Hartland Road • 815-334-1703 Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday THE VINE 1132 N. Madison St. • 815-338-3380 Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER 225 W. Calhoun St. • 815-337-3534 Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday programs/events: • Mindshifters, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday WOODSTOCK ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1201 Dean St.• 815-338-1316 Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday prayer service, 10 a.m. worship service WOODSTOCK BIBLE 770 E. Kimball Ave. • 815-338-3006 Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday programs/education/events: • B.R.E.A.D ministry, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sunday


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Calendar Upcoming events in the Woodstock area • Events are free unless otherwise noted

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

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 reaction to separation from a family member who has been incarcerated.

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HARVESTFEST FUNDRAISER Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation 815-338-4212 offsquaremusic.org see The entertainer, page 10.

JAZZ JAM Stage Left Café 125 Van Buren St. 7 p.m. $5 donation 815-338-4212 jazzonthesquare.com see The entertainer, page 10.

31 | saturday SCHOOL GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAy Woodstock North High School 3000 Raffel Road 9 a.m. to noon 815-334-5700 Volunteers will meet at the back of the school where gardening tools will be provided. helpers are asked to bring a drink and snack and donations are appreciated. HOPE THROUGH DANCE Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. 8 p.m. $28 adult, $18 student 815-338-5300 see The entertainer, page 10.

3 | tuesday TRy IT ORIENTATION Woodstock North High School 3000 Raffel Road 6 to 7:30 p.m. woodstockdolphins.com Woodstock dolphins swim team will offer a chance for interested youth to learn about competitive swimming and try it. CITy COUNCIL MEETING Woodstock City Hall 121 W. Calhoun St. 7 p.m.

4 | Wednesday TRy IT ORIENTATION Woodstock North High School 3000 Raffel Road 6 to 7:30 p.m. woodstockdolphins.com see sept. 3

5 | 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. JAIL bRAKERS

7 | saturday HAbITAT RESTORATION Harrison Benwell 7055 McCullom Lake Road 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 815-575-1684 Individuals, students, small groups and families with children older than 6 can participate in restoring native habitat at the conservation area. HONEyCRAFT INDIE CRAFT MARKET Mixin Mingle 124 Cass St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.honeycraftmarket.com honeycraft is a monthly Indie craft market where artists, makers and crafters showcase one-of-a-kind handmade wares. RIDERS IN THE SKy Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. 4 an 8 p.m. 815-338-5300 woodstockoperahouse.com see The entertainer, page 10. 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 10.

8 | sunday LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR Read Between the Lynes 129 Van Buren St. noon to 2 p.m. 815-206-5967 Joseph Gustaitis, the author of “chicago’s Greatest Year: 1893,” and Joyce Madeline kocinski, author of “Letters From Mom,” will be at the store to discuss their books. HELPING PAwS NEw VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Helping Paws Shelter 2500 Harding Lane 1 p.m. 815-338-4400 helpingpaws.net helping paws will welcome new volunteers and offers a monthly orientation.

wELCOME HOME FOR bHANTE SUJATHA Blue Lotus Temple 221 Dean St. 4 p.m. bluelotustemple.org The community of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple will welcome home and honor Venerable Bhante sujatha, the newly appointed chief sangha nayaka (patron) of north America.

10 | tuesday ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA FAMILy SUPPORT GROUP Valley Hi Nursing & Rehabilitation 2406 Hartland Road 6 p.m. 815-334-2817 caregiving tips and strategies will be discussed. DISTRICT 200 bOARD OF EDUCATION Clay Professional Development Center 112 Grove St. 7 p.m. woodstockschools.org The meeting will be on the second floor. Use the parking lot behind clay Academy and enter via door 5.

11 | Wednesday DAyTIME bOOK CLUb Read Between the Lynes 129 Van Buren St. 12:30 p.m. 815-206-5967 The group will discuss “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer.

13 | Friday SUNSET PRAIRIE HIKE Kishwaukee Headwaters 1606 Dean St. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free for county residents mccdistrict.org Mccd staff will lead a hike to view fall colors, enjoy fragrances and learn about the folklore of prairie plants.

2 to 8 p.m. 815-529-5508 Music, drinks, silent auction and 50/50 raffles will be available. All the donations will help the family with medical bills and expenses. Give forward at http://gfwd. at/13xfvbg THE FAT bAbIES Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. 8 p.m. $19 woodstockoperahouse.com 815-338-5300 see The entertainer, page 10.

15 | sunday HARVESTFEST & FAIR IN THE SqUARE Woodstock Square 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The daylong celebration will feature a farmers market, oldtime craftspeople, vintage farm equipment, wagon rides, fall crafts, a juried craft show and a fiddlers contest for youth and adults.

16 | Monday VILLAGE OF bULL VALLEy PLANNING COMMISSION The Stickney House 1904 Cherry Valley Road 7 p.m. EVENING bOOK CLUb Read Between the Lynes 129 Van Buren St. 7 p.m. 815-206-5967 The group will discuss “The orphan Master’s son” by Adam Johnson.

17 | tuesday bRANSON ON THE ROAD Woodstock Opera House 121 Van Buren St. 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. $15 - 1 p.m., $20 – 7 p.m. woodstockoperahouse.com 815-338-5300 see The entertainer, page 10.

OPEN MIC NIGHT Stage Left Cafe’ 125 Van Buren St. 7 p.m. $3 donation 815-338-5164 offsquaremusic.org see The entertainer, page 10.

HELPING PAwS NEw VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Helping Paws Shelter 2500 Harding Lane 7 p.m. 815-338-4400 helpingpaws.net

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CITy COUNCIL MEETING Woodstock City Hall 121 W. Calhoun St. 7 p.m.

HAbITAT RESTORATION Dufield Pond Country Club Road 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 815-337-9315 schumacher.jeff1@gmail.com Individuals, students, small groups and families with children older than age 6 can participate in restoring native habitat at the conservation area. CANCER bENEFIT FOR GEORGIA KASPRyK Offsides Sports Bar and Grill 680 S. Eastwood Dr.

ongoing wOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays and Saturdays Woodstock Square 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. woodstockfarmersmarket.org Voted no. 1 in Illinois for midsize markets in 2012. see The entertainer, page 10. COFFEE AT THE CAFE’ FOR

Aug. 28 to Sept. 17 SENIORS Tuesdays Stage Left Cafe’ 125 Van Buren St. 1 to 3 p.m. senior citizens are invited to drop in for coffee. DIVORCECARE Tuesdays Woodstock Assembly of God 1201 Dean St. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 815-338-1316 divorcecare.org The weekly support group and seminar will be conducted by people who understand the pain of separation or divorce. wEDNESDAyS AT HEARTHSTONE Hearthstone Communities 840 N. Seminary Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 for lunch 815-338-2110 hearthstonewoodstock.org senior citizens are invited to drop in for activities beginning at 9 a.m. with coffee or an exercise class. AUGUST CONCERTS IN THE PARK Wednesdays Park in the Square 7 p.m. 815-338-4212 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. SObER MOMS AA MEETING Thursdays Blue Lotus Temple 221 Dean St. 10 a.m. 847-809-1104 Moms with a desire to stop drinking are invited to meet with the group. LIVE MUSIC AT ExPRESSLy LESLIE’S Fridays Woodstock Square Mall 110 S. Johnson St. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. see The entertainer, page 10. OPEN GRILL NIGHT Fridays Redeemer Lutheran Church 1320 Dean St. 6 p.m. 815-338-9370 rlcw.org The church will provide the grill, and the community is invited to bring whatever you want to eat and drink and maybe something to share.

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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS FOR 2013 NOTICE TO DORR TOWNSHIP TAXPAYERS: ASSESSED VALUES FOR 2013 Valuation date (35 ILCS 200/9-95): January 1, 2013 Required level of assessment (35 ILCS 200/9-145): 33.33% Valuation based on sales from (35 ILCS 200/1-155): 2010-2012 Publication is hereby made for equalized assessed valuations for real property in this township in accordance with 35 ILCS 200/12-10. As required by 35 ILCS 200/9-210 and 35 ILCS 200/10-115, the following equalization factors have been applied to bring the assessments to the statutorily required three-year median level of 33.33%: Farm Land: 1.0000 Farm Improvements: 1.0000 Non-Farm Land: 0.9839 Non-Farm Improvements: 0.9839 Questions about these valuations should be directed to:

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 5, 2013, 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 MYA GRAPHIC located at 5258 Greenshire Cir, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Dated August 5, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8742

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 6, 2013, 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 TERRI P WILLIAMS, DBA INFUSIONSAVVY located at 336 Timber Drive, Harvard,IL 60033 Dated August 6, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8743

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 6, 2013, 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 RAMIREZ LANDSCAPING located at 504 University St, Harvard, IL 60033 Dated August 6, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8746

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE HARVARD STATE BANK Plaintiff, -v.HOPE R. BALL, et al Defendant 12 CH 01498 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 21, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 23, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D,Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THAT PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 19 AND THAT PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE WEST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 20 WITH THE CENTER LINE OF A PUBLIC HIGHWAY, RUNNING IN A NORTHWESTERLY AND A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AND KNOWN AS ALDEN ROAD AND, OR CHARLES ROAD, SAID POINT OF INTERSECTION BEING 1081.3 FEET SOUTH OF THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER BETWEEN SAID SECTIONS 19 AND 20; THENCE EASTERLY ON THE CENTER LINE OF SAID CHARLES ROAD AND BEING ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 4774.74 FEET; FOR A DISTANCE OF 230 FEET TO A POINT FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION;THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 20, FOR A DISTANCE OF 355.6 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF A TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED FEBRUARY 27, 1953 AND RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 262615, IN BOOK 418 OF DEEDS,PAGE 123; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 95 DEGREES AND 20 MINUTES TO THE RIGHT WITH A PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE, AT THE LAST DESCRIBED POINT AND BEING ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF AFORESAID DEED RECORDED, AND ON SAID LINE

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VERONICA A MYERS 1039 LAKE AVE, WOODSTOCK IL 60098 (815) 338-0128 www.dorrtownship.com Office hours are: MON-FRI 8:00A-4:00P Property in this Township, other than farmland and coal, is to be assessed at a 33.33% median level of assessment, based on the fair cash value of the property. You may check the accuracy of your assessment by dividing your assessment by the median level of assessment. The resulting value should equal the estimated fair cash value of your property. If the resulting value is greater than the estimated fair cash value of your property, you may be over-assessed. If the resulting value is less than the fair cash value of your property, you may be under-assessed. You may appeal your assessment to the Board of Review. If you believe your property’s fair cash value is incorrect or that the equalized assessed valuation is not uniform with other comparable properties in the same neighborhood, the following steps should be taken: Contact your township assessor’s office to review the assessment. If not satisfied with the assessor review, taxpayers may file a complaint with the McHenry County Board of Review. For complaint forms, instructions, and the Rules and Procedures of the Board of Review, call (815) 334-4290 or visit www. co.mchenry.il.us/departments/assessments/Pages/FormsRules.aspx.

EXTENDED NORTHWESTERLY,FOR A DISTANCE OF 578.72 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER LINE OF A CREEK; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON SAID CENTER LINE BEING ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 80 DEGREES AND 00 MINUTES TO THE RIGHT WITH A PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE, AT THE LAST DESCRIBED POINT, FOR A DISTANCE OF 92.73 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ON SAID CENTER NE AND BEING ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 40 DEGREES, 23 MINUTES AND 40 SECONDS TO THE LEFT WITH A PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE, AT THE LAST DESCRIBED POINT, FOR A DISTANCE OF 463.02 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ON SAID CENTER LINE AND BEING ON A LINE FORMING AN ANGLE OF 57 DEGREES 38 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS TO THE RIGHT WITH A PROLONGATION OF THE LAST DESCRIBED LINE, AT THE LAST DESCRIBED POINT FOR A DISTANCE OF 101.55 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF SAID CHARLES ROAD; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ON THE CENTER LINE OF SAID CHARLES ROAD AND BEING ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 4774.74 FEET,FOR A DISTANCE OF 916.09 FEET(CHORD MEASUREMENT) TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCHENRY AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 13105 CHARLES ROAD, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Property Index No 08-19-476-013;,Property Index No. 08-19-476-014;, Property Index No. 08-19-476-018;, Property Index No. 08-20-300-003. The real estate is improved with a residence. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance,including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property.Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information.If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR HOMEOWNER)YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.,15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630)7949876.Please refer to file number 14-12-11970. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www. tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales.CODILIS & ASSOCIATES,P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60657(630) 794-5300 Attorney File No.14-12-11970 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number:12 CH01498 TJSC#: 33-15373 NOTE:Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are

advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I549368 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8747

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST NLC TRUST 20052 MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-2 PLAINTIFF VS. GERARDO P. GARCIA,CAPITAL ONE BANK,CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES,INC., ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, MARIBEL GARCIA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 12CH 2472 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court of McHenry County, Illinois by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: THAT PART OF LOT 24 IN BLOCK 1 IN EMILY H. HUTCHIN`S SECOND ADDITION TO WOODSTOCK, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7,EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 3, 1857, IN BOOK 17 OF DEEDS, PAGE 615,DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 24,THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 24, A DISTANCE OF 180 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUING EASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 70.50 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF WASHINGTON STREET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SAID SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF WASHINGTON STREET; A DISTANCE OF 57.88 FEET TO THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE NORTHWESTERLY 49 FEET OF THE SOUTHEASTERLY 120 FEET OF SAID LOT 24,A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET,THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE NORTHWESTERLY 49 FEET OF THE SOUTHEASTERLY 120 FEET OF THE NORTHWESTERLY 165 FEET OF SAID LOT 24,A DISTANCE OF 35 FEET;THENCE NORTHERLY A DISTANCE OF 142.54 FEET,MORE OF LESS,TO A POINT OF BEGINNING,IN MCHENRY COUNTY,ILLINOIS.Parcel ID Number:13-06-128-026 / 13-06-128-0260000 Said property is commonly known as: 861 Washington Street, Woodstock, IL 60098, and which said mortgage was made by Gerardo P. Garcia and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 2005R0067262 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 Circuit Court of McHenry County, Illinois on or before September 13, 2013, 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. JULIA M.BOCHNOWSKI #6301499 Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP 9191 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410 (219)769-1313 I553656

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The final filing deadline for your township is generally 30 days from this publication date. After this date, the Board of Review is prohibited by law from accepting assessment complaints for properties in this township. For more information on complaint deadlines, call (815) 334-4290 or visit: www.co.mchenry.il.us/ departments/assessments/PDFDocs/BORReport.pdf. Your property may be eligible for homestead exemptions, which can reduce your property’s taxable assessment. For more information on homestead exemptions, call (815) 334-4290. Your property tax bill will be calculated as follows: Final Equalized Assessed Value – Exemptions = Taxable Assessment; Taxable Assessment x Current Tax Rate = Total Tax Bill. All equalized assessed valuations are subject to further equalization and revision by the McHenry County Board of Review as well as equalization by the Illinois Department of Revenue. Robert H. Ross, ASA, Chief County Assessment Officer, McHenry County, Illinois A list of assessment changes for this township for the current assessment year, except those assessments that were decreased only as a result of the township equalization factor noted above, is as follows: DOOR TWP 13-08-332-003 DELUCA, FRANK J YOLANDA R 54,649 13-11-100-038 KRENGER, JOHN R DECL OF TR 276 13-14-477-007 RAY, CRAIG A LISA L 71,656

(Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8748

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 7, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as KO KONSULTING CORP.,located at 686 Regent Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Dated August 7, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8749

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 7, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as KIDS CASH CANS, located at 2309 Fairview Lane, McHenry, IL 60051 Dated August 7, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8750

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on JULY 16, 2013, 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 FREDY’S ROOFING CO.,located at 5411 Route 12, Richmond, IL 60071 Dated July 16, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8751

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 8, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as LOCAL ESSENCE,located at 1222 Green St., McHenry, IL 60050 Dated August 8, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8752

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 8, 2013, 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 TWO HANDS ONE MOP CLEANING SERVICES,located at 8915 Oriole Trl., Wonder Lake, IL 60097 Dated August 8, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8753

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 9, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as JAZZYLLAMA, located at 4760 Highwood Ln.,Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Dated August 9, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8754

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRSTMERIT BANK, N.A. AS ASSIGNEE OF MIDWEST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.RONALD J. WEIDNER AND MARK E. SCHILLER, et al Defendant 12 CH 657 NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 5, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 13, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 OF CATALPA COMMONS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AS DOCUMENT 2003R0156765 IN MCHENRY COUNTY,ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 11601 CATALPA LANE, Woodstock, IL 60098 Property Index No. 1316-176-005.The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $2,562,183.86. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted.The balance,including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund,which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four(24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor,or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale.The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments,or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. Property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property.Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and thelegal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney:TOM LOMBARDO, INSBERG JACOBS LLC, 300 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2750, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 660-9611.THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales.GINSBERG JACOBS LLC 300 S.WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2750 Chicago,IL 60606 (312) 660-9611 Case Number: 12 CH 657 TJSC#: 33-17716 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purrpose. I554669 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8755

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Plaintiff, vs KERRY MEIER;LESLIE MEIER; CITIBANK, N.A. SII TO CITIBANK,FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK;UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; HIDDEN VALLEY TOWNHOMES OWNERS ASSOCIATION; Defendants, 11 CH 246


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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 June 20, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 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 7 IN HIDDEN VALLEY TOWNHOMES PHASE 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 32 AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 17, 1992 AS DOCUMENT NO. 92R069817, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 08-33-305-031.Commonly known as 1503 ASHLEY COURT, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a townhouse residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 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, Plaintiff’s Attorneys,1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 1037066. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer,(312) 4441122 I555040 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8756

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BMO Harris Bank N.A. f/k/a Harris N.A. f/k/a Harris Trust and Savings Bank Plaintiff, Vs. Roberto Flores;et.al. Defendants, 13CH 389 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 30, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 30, 2013, at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property:LOT 14 IN WORKMAN’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOTS 248 AND 249, AND ALL OF LOTS 250 AND 251 AND 252 IN THE ASSESSOR’S PLAT OF PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 17, 1948 AS DOCUMENT NO. 208592,IN BOOK 10 OF PLATS, PAGE 79,IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS.The common address of said real estate is:409 Becking Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098 PIN:13-06-426018 Description of premises:RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms:25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance,including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund,which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300,in certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes,special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale,which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid.The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney.”If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community,purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).No refunds.The property will NOT be open for inspection.For information:Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’ Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002, (630) 794 - 5300, File No: 14-1302670

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY In the matter of the petition of Case No. 13MR598 IRMA BOYER 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 October 16,2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Court of the TwentySecond Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois praying for the change of name from IRMA BOYER to that of NORA IRMA BOYER pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Changes of Names.Dated at Woodstock,IL, August 13, 2013. /s/ William A Hellyer Ltd #6190631 444 N IL Route 31 Suit 100 Crystal Lake, IL 60012 815-459-1700 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8759

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 15, 2013,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 PRYB’S PROPERTY PRESERVATION, located at 1624 Poplar Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098 Dated August 15, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8760

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 16, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as FB SERVICES, located at 7416 Cuneo Drive, Spring Grove, IL 600081 Dated August 16, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8761

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 16, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as SALON DE BELLEZA ROSA L.Y, located at 465 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Dated August 16, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8763

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 19, 2013,a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as BHE MECHANICAL INC located at 304 Pleasant St, Woodstock, IL 60098 ,Dated August 19, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8764

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 20, 2013, a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McHenry County, Illinois, setting forth the names and postoffice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as A&E PAINT-BODY located at 1521 Imhoff Dr, Unit D, Lake In The Hills,IL 60156 Dated August 20, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8765

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC.,ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-45 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-45; Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL E. FRAASE A/K/A MICHAEL FRAASE; MARINA FRAASE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL E. FRAASE, IF ANY;UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARINA FRAASE,IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS;

Defendants, 08 CH 1771 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on April 25, 2012 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the 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:THE WEST 30 FEET OF THE SOUTH 140 FEET OF LOT 72 OF THE ASSESSOR’S PLAT OF SECTION 5 (AND OTHER SECTIONS), IN TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE RECORDER’S OFFICE IN BOOK 1 OF PLATS, PAGE 1, AND RE-RECORDED IN BOOK 3 OF PLATS, PAGES 17 TO 21, INCLUSIVE; SAID ABOVE DESCRIBED PREMISES BEING LOCATED IN AND BEING A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 5, ALSO THE EAST 70 FEET OF THE SOUTH 140 FEET OF LOT 269 OF THE ASSESSOR’S PLAT OF SECTION 6 (AND OTHER SECTIONS), IN TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN SAID RECORDER’S OFFICE IN BOOK 1 OF PLATS, PAGE 1 AND AS RE-RECORDED IN BOOK 3 OF PLATS, PAGES 17 TO 21, INCLUSIVE: SAID ABOVE DESCRIBED PREMISES BEING LOCATED IN AND BEING A PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, IN MCHENRY COUNTY,ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 460 West Jackson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.P.I.N 1306-479-020. he 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 Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603.(312) 360-9455 W080666.INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer,(312) 4441122 I556611 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8766

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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; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL J. THIMIOS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 09CH 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, October 3, 2013, 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 5 IN BLOCK 1 IN D.O. KLINE’S ADDITION 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 (g-1) of Section18.5 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, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago,Illinois 60602. Tel.No.(312)476-5500. Refer to File Number 0930645.INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer (312) 444-1122 I556612

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 21, 2013,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 WINDOW WELL PROS LOCATED AT 5918 MCCULLOM LAKE RD,WONDER LAKE, IL 60097 Dated August 21, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8768

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 21, 2013,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 WEE-HAUL located at 5918 MCCULLOM LAKE RD, WONDER LAKE, IL 60097,Dated August 21, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8769

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The audit report for the McHenry Regional Office of Education #44 for the year ending June 30, 2012 is available for inspection during regular business hours at the office of the Regional Superintendent, the Honorable Leslie Schermerhorn, 2200 NORTH SEMINARY AVENUE, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS 60098. This notice is made in compliance with 105 ILCS 5/2-3.17a. (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8770

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ASSUMED NAME Public Notice is hereby given that on AUGUST 22, 2013, 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 SUMMERS DANCE CREW located at 5186 Northwest Hwy, Suite 115, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, Dated August 22, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8771

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT McHENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS M&T BANK PLAINTIFF VS THE HARVARD STATE BANK AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 5/19/95 AND KNOWN AS TRUST # 407; WAYNE L. BROWN; STATE OF ILLINOIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE HARVARD STATE BANK AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 5/19/95 AND KNOWN AS TRUST # 407; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 542 1700 SOUTH EASTWOOD DRIVE WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE HARVARD STATE BANK AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 5/19/95 AND KNOWN AS TRUST # 407; 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: LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 4 IN OAKWOOD TERRACE SUBDIVISION, BEING SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 9, 1991 AS DOCUMENT NO 91R25475, AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED AUGUST 12, 1991 AS DOCUMENT NO 91R30275, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1700 SOUTH EASTWOOD DRIVE WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 and which said Mortgage was made by, HE HARVARD STATE BANK AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 5/19/95 AND KNOWN AS TRUST # 407; Mortgagor (s), to PREMIER MORTGAGE FUNDING INC Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of McHENRY County, Illinois, as Document No. 06R0021858; 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 September 27, 2013, 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 1221505 I554521 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8772

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, -v.JACK CASTRONOVO, DENISE CASTRONOVO Defendants 12 CH 801 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 1, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 25, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 44 NORTH, RANGE 7, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF JACKSON STREET AND THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF JACKSON STREET, 190.0 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID LINE, 60.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, 128.37 FEET; THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 60.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID EAST LINE, 128.37 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 610 WEST JACKSON STREET, Woodstock, IL 60098 Property Index No. 13-06-477-034-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $198,853.68. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number 12-058546. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www. tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No. 12-058546 Case Number: 12 CH 801 TJSC#: 33-18524 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt


Public Notices Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I557294 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8773

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owning, conducting and transacting the business known as L.A.H.C. located at 4010 COYOTE LAKES CIRCLE, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 Dated August 23, 2013 /s/ Katherine C. Schultz (County Clerk) (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8775

SCHILLER, et al Defendant 12 CH 657 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 5, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 13, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11601 CATALPA LANE, Woodstock, IL 60098 Property Index No. 13-16-176-005. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $2,562,183.86. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by themortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: TOM LOMBARDO, GINSBERG JACOBS LLC, 300 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2750,Chicago,IL 60606,(312) 660-9611. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)236SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. GINSBERG JACOBS LLC 300 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2750 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 660-9611 Case Number: 12 CH 657 TJSC#: 33-17716 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I554669 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8755

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 June 20, 2013, Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 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. 0833-305-031. Commonly known as 1503 ASHLEY COURT,WOODSTOCK, IL 60098. The improvement on the property consists of a townhouse residence. The purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 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.attypierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only. Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff’s Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel.No. (312) 4765500. Refer to File Number 1037066. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 I555040 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8756

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Real estate Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE HARVARD STATE BANK Plaintiff, -v.HOPE R. BALL,et al Defendant 12 CH 01498 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on June 21, 2013, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 23, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake,IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below,the following described real estate: Commonly known as 13105 CHARLES ROAD, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Property Index No 08-19-476-013;, Property Index No. 08-19-476-014;, Property Index No.0819-476-018;, Property Index No.08-20300-003.The real estate is improved with a residence.Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted.The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER),YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, examine the court file or contact Plaintiff’s attorney: CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-11970.THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100 BURR RIDGE, IL 60527(630)794-5300 Attorney File No. 14-12-11970 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Case Number: 12 CH 01498 TJSC#:33-15373 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I549368 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 14, 2013, August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8747 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST MERIT BANK, N.A. AS ASSIGNEE OF MIDWEST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, -v.RONALD J. WEIDNER AND MARK E.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Plaintif vs KERRY MEIER; LESLIE MEIER; CITIBANK, N.A. SII TO CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; HIDDEN VALLEY TOWNHOMES OWNERS ASSOCIATION; Defendants, 11 CH 246

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MCHENRY COUNTY - WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS BMO Harris Bank N.A. f/k/a Harris N.A. f/k/a Harris Trust and Savings Bank Plaintiff, Vs. Roberto Flores; et. al. Defendants, 13CH 389 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on APRIL 30, 2013 LENDER SALES OF ILLINOIS LLC will on SEPTEMBER 30, 2013,at the hour of 10:30 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the front doors of the McHenry County Courthouse located at 2200 N. Seminary, Woodstock, IL 60098, sell to the highest bidder for cash,the following described property: The common address of said real estate is: 409 Becking Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098 PIN:13-06-426-018 Description of premises: RESIDENTIAL Sale Terms: 25% down by certified funds at the close of the auction: The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours.The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, specialassessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “as is” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney.” If the property is a condominium, the purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community,purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS /18.5(g-1).No refunds.The property will NOT be open for inspection. For information: Sales Clerk, Codilis and Associates, P.C., Plaintiff’ Attorney 15 W. 030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527 Attorney Number 0468002,(630) 794 - 5300, File No: 14-1302670 I553603 (Published in The Woodstock Independent

August 21, 2013, August 28, 2013) L8757 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-45 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-45; Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL E. FRAASE A/K/A MICHAEL FRAASE; MARINA FRAASE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL E. FRAASE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MARINA FRAASE, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 08 CH 1771 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on April 25, 2012 Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. in the 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 460 West Jackson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098. P.I.N. 1306-479-020. 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 Clerk at Plaintiff’s Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455 W08-0666. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8766 I556611 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; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF MICHAEL J. THIMIOS, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; Defendants, 09CH 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, October 3, 2013,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. 1325-226-005. 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 paytheassessments required by subsection (g-1) 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,Plaintiff’s Attorneys,1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.Tel.No.(312) 476-5500. Refer to File Number 0930645. INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION Selling Officer,(312) 444-1122 I556612 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8767 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY- SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MC HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, -v.JACK CASTRONOVO, DENISE CASTRONOVO Defendants 12 CH 801 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 1, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 1:00 PM on September 25, 2013, at the NLT Title L.L.C, 390 Congress Parkway, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 610 WEST JACKSON STREET, Woodstock, IL 60098 Property Index No. 13-06-477-034-0000. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $198,853.68. Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twentyfour (24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring the residential real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor acquiring the residential real estate whose rights in and to the residential real estate arose prior to the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in “AS IS” condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff’s attorney: The sales clerk, FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015, (847) 498-9990 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. Please refer to file number 12-058546. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. FISHER AND SHAPIRO, LLC 2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847) 498-9990 Attorney File No. 12058546 Case Number: 12 CH 801 TJSC#: 33-18524 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I557294 (Published in The Woodstock Independent August 28, 2013) L8773


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continued from page 23 different than the junior varsity level.” The four returning varsity players are seniors Ashley Graf, Megan Mink, Kaitlin Pinter; and junior Abby Waters. Pinter and Abby Waters are the team captains, and they serve several roles for their coach. “They help calm the girls down as we begin competition,” Larson said. “They give them pointers and lead warm-ups. They are my go-between if we have anything that needs to be said. A lot of time it is better if it comes from a peer.” Pinter said she is excited to start the season. “We have a lot of new girls which is really good, and they all are really good,” Pinter said. “I feel really great about the season, and I am excited to see what it brings.” With this being her last season, Pinter said she is hoping the experience is enjoyable. “I want us to have a fun season doing what we love and just have a good time,” Pinter said. Larson said her goal every year is to finish above .500, but she is hoping to possibly have some additional success this season. “I know we can do that,” Larson said. “This is the last year in [the Suburban Christian Conference] and it would be wonderful to go out on top. We’ve been very close.” The rests of the roster includes seniors Lauren Hedlin; juniors Lauren Ehardt, Mary Gende, Ariel Majewski, Rachel Melchionna, Emily Messino, Taylor Sledz, Elizabeth Toth, Larissa Urban and Julia Walker. The Lady ’Canes opened the season on Aug. 26 at Grant High School.

Game oF the Week In football, Woodstock high school will host oswego east high school at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. What to look for: The season opener pits two teams that finished 4-5 last season just out of the playoffs. Look for the Blue streaks to pound the ball on the ground behind senior running backs Mike santucci and nick Rogers to control the clock and secure the win.

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WNHS football starts with big expectations By JASON LEARMAN The Independent Not many high school football programs start out with two playoff appearances in their first four years. Not many high school football programs register their first playoff victory in just their fourth year of existence. So it’s fair to say that Woodstock North High School has grown somewhat accustomed to success, even while still in the infancy of its varsity football program. WNHS head coach Jeff Schroeder, who has led the program through all four years if its existence, has experienced his share of firsts. After saying good-bye to three-year starters Brian Loftin, Ryan Wade and Adam Haimbaugh, all of whom graduated in May, Schroeder is beginning a brand new undertaking – rebuilding. Schroeder no longer will have the luxury of turning to see the players who were around when the program started in 2009 stalking the sidelines. Along with the loss of Loftin, Wade and Haimbaugh, Schroeder will miss fellow two-way starters Rich Lucke and Ricky Krenger and their invaluable leadership. After not having to consider where his on-the-field leadership was coming from

Football schedules Woodstock High School Aug. 30 vs. oswego, 7:15 p.m. sept. 6 at prairie Ridge, 7:30 p.m. sept. 12 at Grayslake north, 7:15 p.m. sept. 20 vs. Wnhs, 7:15 p.m. sept. 27 at Jacobs, 7:15 p.m. oct. 4 at Johnsburg, 7:15 p.m. oct. 11 vs. hampshire, 7:15 p.m. oct. 18 at crystal Lake central, 7:15 p.m.

for the last two years, Schroeder is now faced with having to identify new field generals, a problem he believes will take care of itself. “To me, it’s based on performance,” said Schroeder. “Kids aren’t going to follow someone who can’t perform. It’s based on performance and work ethic. Who’s there? Who’s sweating with them?” Two players have separated themselves from the pack and appear to be ready to lead the Thunder into the 2013 season. Senior Grant Wade and junior Jimmy Krenger, the younger brothers of the aforementioned Ryan Wade and Ricky Krenger, will step immediately into leadership roles, to be joined eventually by additional players who meet Schroeder’s criteria. The younger Wade was a two-way starter last year for Woodstock North and will be playing running back and linebacker for the Thunder again in 2013. Krenger moved up to varsity to help out in the playoffs in 2012, seeing valuable time at cornerback and receiver, and will step under center to replace Loftin at quarterback. Krenger said he understands he’s got big shoes to fill. “It is pressure, but at the same time

oct. 25 Grayslake central, 7:15 p.m. Woodstock North High School Aug. 30 at Wauconda, 7:30 p.m. sept. 6 vs. Lakes, 7:15 p.m. sept. 13 at Mchenry, 7:15 p.m. sept. 20 at Whs, 7:15 p.m. sept. 27 vs. Johnsburg, 7:15 p.m. oct. 4 at hampshire, 7:15 p.m. oct. 11 vs. crystal Lake central, 7:15 p.m. oct. 18 at Grayslake central, 7:15 p.m. oct. 25 vs. Grayslake north, 7:15 p.m.

(last year’s team) set a pretty high standard,” said Krenger. “It’s pushing me to try to fulfill it as much as they did.” Wade has already taken a vocal role on the practice field, understanding his role as senior leadership for a young team. “When I’m out here I just try to show people what to do,” said Wade. “The positions I play, if they’re playing the same positions, I just try to help out and try to be vocal.” In addition to Wade, Schroeder is looking for contributions from seniors Jake Schnulle, Austin Moser and Alex Mitchell and junior Cody Barnes, all of whom return after making valuable contributions to the 2012 team. Schroeder also is expecting big things from Krenger’s fellow junior newcomers, Jeremy Haymond and Jake Britton. While the players on the field may not be familiar to Thunder fans right away, Schroeder said he expects the style of play to be business as usual. “(We’ll be) pretty similar,” said Schroeder. “The offense is not going to change any time in the near future, because I believe in what we’re doing.” The Thunder open the season at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Wauconda High School.

Marian Central Aug. 30 at crystal Lake south, 7 p.m. sept. 6 vs. Mchenry, 7 p.m. sept. 14 at Guerin prep, 1 p.m. sept. 20 vs. Marmion, 7 p.m. sept. 28 at Immaculate conception, 1 p.m. oct. 4 vs. st. Francis, 7 p.m. oct. 11 at Montini, 7 p.m. oct. 18 vs. st. edward, 7 p.m. oct. 25 at Wheaton Academy, 7:30 p.m.

scoreboard MARIAN CENTRAL Girls golf Aug. 22: Mc 184, Marengo 251 For Mc, sophia Archos shot 40 and kenzie Mocogni shot 42. Aug. 20: Mc 187, harvard 243 For Mc, sophia Archos shot 44 and Amy Larson shot 45. Aug. 19: Mc 192, Johnsburg 225 For Mc, sophia Archos shot 43.

WOOdSTOCk CO-Op Boys golf Aug. 22: The Woodstock co-op boys golf team finished tied for seventh in the Woodstock Invitational. For Woodstock, Alex Ferguson shot 88 and Matt Jensen shot 90. Scoreboard policy The Woodstock Independent’s scoreboard pages allow sport programs to an-

nounce game results to the community. ■ submissions should be no longer than 50 words per contest and should be emailed to sports@thewoodstockindependent.com. ■ We reserve the right to edit all game summaries for brevity. ■ The deadline for box scores and game summaries is 8 a.m. Monday. For information, call Jay at 815-338-8040.

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perience we have never had before.” Buehler said he is encouraged with the number of athletes the team is attracting. “We are still teaching the basics like holding a racket, but you can see they are more athletic,” Buehler said. “They are catching on quicker, and they are making progress faster than we have ever before with new people.” Nine players chose off-season play, which is a first for the school. “You have to do more if you want to be competitive,” Buehler said. “You look at the Crystal Lake schools, and a lot of them play in leagues.” Buehler said all of these factors will have a cumulative effect. “These are steps in a really good direction,” Buehler said. “If you put all these things together, you see we have made positive gains on all fronts and are clearly moving in the right direction. Sooner or later, it will translate into more wins and a more competitive program.” At No. 1 singles for the Thunder is senior

Sierra Meiners, who put in some good practice time in this summer with a cross-town opponent. “Sierra got to play this summer with Ana Fedmasu,” said Buehler and noted that Fedmasu, WHS No. 1 singles player, had volunteered to help at a summer camp this summer and ended up working with Meiners. “Sierra was hitting against probably the best hitter in the conference. You could see the growth she was getting.” Meiners said playing against Fedmasu will be beneficial. “Ana has a lot more experience,” Meiners said. “She helped me out and gave me pointers.” Meiners said she is looking to win at least half of her matches this year and is hoping the team has success as well. “It would be great to win more matches this year,” Meiners said. “It would boost the confidence of the younger girls and show them how to be successful.” Senior Cally Maire is the No. 2 singles

player, and senior Sadie LeFever is the No. 3, but Buehler said the two players are very similar and could flip-flop spots during the season. Senior doubles player Kellie Smith said she is encouraged to see how much the team has grown since she joined it. “It’s really exciting to see all the potential we have,” Smith said. “We still have a lot of beginners, and we are definitely not as good as we are going to become this season. We still have a lot of work to do, but its going to be a promising season.” The rest of the roster includes seniors Alex Glod, Danielle Hurmis and Madison Wirfs; juniors Cassidy Conliss, Mckenzie Dice, Leslie Garcia, Sara Keesee and Kelsey Parlogean; sophomores Annalee Bartlett, Anna Gabrielson, Fanny Garcia, Tania Guarneros, Allie Lavin, Kasia Mucha and Isabel Walsh; and freshman Laura Nicks. The Thunder will start the season at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Cary-Grove High School.

Important tennIs dates Rosary vs. Marian – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, sept. 10, Marian central catholic high school WHS vs. WNHS – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, sept. 24, Woodstock north high school FVC Tournament – 12 a.m. Friday, oct. 11, and 8 a.m. saturday, oct. 12, Woodstock high school SCC Tournament – saturday, oct. 12 TBA IHSA Tournament – Friday and saturday, oct. 10 and 20


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For WHS tennis, building on small victories By JAY SCHULZ The Independent Entering her second year as Woodstock High School girls head tennis coach Jessie Justice is looking to continue to slowly build the program is a conference dominated by teams that have much more court experience. Justice said her goals are the same every year, and they are not necessarily about wins. “We play some pretty tough teams, and we talk about small victories – returning a shot, getting the ball over the net,” Justice continued. “Our match goals aren’t always just to get a win. We can’t get defeated by a loss when we have those smaller goals. We can find some small victories.” Leading the Blue Streaks are juniors Ana Fedmasu and Amy Fischbach. Fedmasu, the team’s No. 1 singles player, qualified for the IHSA state tournament last season, and Justice said she believes Fedmasu can take that experience and work to improve this year. “Now she has seen what types of girls she will be up against this year, and now she knows what she has to work toward,” Justice said. “I think it motivated her to work really hard this summer, and it’s evident she did.” Fedmasu will miss a week or two of play with elbow concerns. “We want to get the problem taken care of sooner rather than later so she doesn’t have the issue later in the season,” said Justice. Fischbach, the team’s No. 2 singles player, said she is impressed by what she has seen from her teammates so far this season. “Our team is really looking up,” Fischbach said. “We have a lot of strong juniors and seniors this year. I think we will be able to do well this season. We just need to focus on the base skills and then apply them in match situations.” Senior doubles player Erica Christmas said she is hoping to see improvement from her members. “I’d like to see everyone improve,” Christmas said. “Winning matches is a plus, but really the goal is more about personal improvement and improvement as a team and getting to know each other better.” Christmas said she is impressed with her coach. “[Coach Justice] does a really good job teaching us the skills we need,” Christmas said. “She’s a really good coach, and she tries to push us instead of just letting us slide by.” The Blue Streaks have 33 players in the

Blue Streaks tennis player MacKenzie Smith works at a recent practice at Woodstock High School. INDEPENDENT PHOTO BY KEN FarvEr

program this season, with 20 on the varsity roster. Justice said her team needs court experience. “We are a young team,” Justice said. “It looks promising for the future, but a lot of the girls, other than Ana and Amy [Fischbach] haven’t been playing varsity players. For some of those juniors, it may be a wakeup call to see how those girls play at the varsity level.” Ultimately, Justice said she has a longterm goal in mind for all her players. “I want them to end the season as better players than when we started,” Justice said. “I want them to feel like they’ve

learned something and gained something. Ultimately, we want the girls to love tennis and be able to play after high school.” The rest of the roster includes seniors Elizabeth Acosta, Emma Cowley, Kaina Gonzalez, Abby Hayes, Katie Kurka and Kajal Patel; and juniors Hope Brainard, Nora Brown, Shannon Brown, Karen Evans, Brenda Flores, Bianca Jimenez, Jessica Meyer, MacKenzie Smith, Clara Sullivan, Joanna Tellez and Emma Thill. The Blue Streaks open the season at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, hosting Crystal Lake South.

» PREVIEW • MARIAn GIRLS TennIS

It’s a family experience for Lady ’Canes tennis team By JAY SCHULZ The Independent A familiar name joined the Marian Central Catholic High School girls tennis team this fall as freshman Sydney Waters, sister of Abby, Riley and Aaron, became the last member of the family to play for the Hurricanes. Marian head coach Ginny Larson has coached all four players, who have a strong

tennis background. Aaron Waters qualified for IHSA state tournament three times – twice as a doubles player and once as a singles player and Riley Waters qualified as a doubles player and as a singles player. Larson is now looking for Abby Waters to make it to state and said she appears to have put up the effort in the offseason. “Abby’s gotten a lot stronger both mentally and phys-

ically this year,” Larson said. “I would love to make it down to state,” Waters said. “It would be awesome to steal one of those four spots at sectionals.” Sydney Waters will play doubles this season, and Larson said she would possibly consider teaming the Waters sisters in the future as she did the brothers in 2012. “I would think about it, but we need to see how they would feel about it,” Larson said. “We’ll see what they decide.” Abby Waters said she spends a lot of time on the court with her sister and is excited to have her join the team.

“I’m so excited [she is on the team],” Waters said. “She’s my best friend so the more time we spend together, the better. She’s a good competitor. We challenge each other a lot. “Sometimes it can be a little challenging to get us to focus because we are such good friends and we goof around a lot.” The Lady ’Canes have 15 players this season, 11 of whom are new to varsity. “The girls are getting better,” Larson said. “It’s a very young team. … They need experience at the varsity level. They need to develop some mental toughness. It’s a lot please see Family, page 22

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continued from page 24 nerback Preston Tio. “There are a lot of people standing out,” Beard said. “There are a lot of juniors mixing in very well with the seniors. There has been a lot of competition in practice.” Beard is entering his 11th season as head coach of the Streaks and said he has learned a lot in that time. “I’ve learned that it is not always the most talented team that wins,” Beard said. “It’s the team that really just trusts each other. I’ve also learned turnovers and penalties are a huge part of the game. “I think I have a little bit more fun with the players. It’s not just about running plays and X’s and O’s.” Beard said the team has focused on limiting mistakes and playing within the scheme. “We talk about executing what you are taught to do in the game, just going out and executing what you are supposed to do is very important,” Beard said. “You can’t be out there freelancing.” Former WHS head coach Bob Bradshaw and former player Todd Anderson joined the coaching staff this summer bringing in an almost combined 50 years of coaching experience. “I think the new coaches bring a lot of enthusiasm,” Beard said. “They bring a lot of knowledge of high school football.” Santucci and Sumner said the team must not get ahead of itself –concentrate on the game in front of them. “I want to make it memorable,” Santucci said of his last season. “I think the only way to do that is to go to the playoffs. … We need to take it week by week, don’t look ahead or past any opponent. We can’t take anything for granted.” “Of course our goal is to make the playoffs,” Sumner said. “It’s been awhile since we’ve done that. We need to take it step-by-step, get to the playoffs and see what happens.” The Blue Streaks will host Oswego East High School, who finished 4-5 last season, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. “I’m excited for Oswego East next Friday,” Beard said. “They are a lot like us. I think its really good game one for us for 2013.”

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day. “Seeing those sophomore and juniors come up and fill spots shows they are putting in a lot of effort that will pay off,” said Lee. “You can see it in the way they practice and play in the scrimmage game — they are heading in the right direction, and if they keep doing what they’re doing, we’ll have a really good year.” “Just because a lot of our great players left doesn’t change anything,” added Lee. “We’re still going to play Marian football. We’re going to play our style of football and play hard every down.” The Hurricanes open their season on the road against Crystal Lake South at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. They will host McHenry at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. The 2013 season marks their final season in the Suburban Christian Conference as they head to the Chicago Catholic League Green Division with Marmion, Montini, St. Francis and Fenwick for the 20142015 school year.


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» PREVIEW • Wnhs GIRLs TennIs

A numbers game for Thunder tennis By JAY SCHULZ The Independent The Woodstock North High School girls tennis team has come a long way in three years.

When head coach Mike Buehler took over the program in 2010, he took 11 players to his first match as coach, two who had never played tennis before. Now the Thunder have 38 players in

the program, and all signs are pointing up for the team that has had just three match victories in Buehler’s three years as coach. “I am very happy about [our

numbers],” Buehler said. “I looked at the other school numbers throughout the conference, and we’ve gone from a distant smallest team to now larger than four other teams. That’s the first step in building a program – starting to get some numbers so you can increase your talent pool. That’s very encouraging.” The Thunder also will bring

more experience to the court this year with seven seniors having been in the program since their freshman year. “Most of time, we would play other teams with one senior and two juniors and a bunch of underclassmen,” Buehler said. “We are going into a season with explease see Thunder, page 22

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Streaks football wants return trip to playoffs By JAY SCHULZ The Independent

Junior quarterback Billy Bahl throws the ball at a recent Marian Central football practice. INDePeNDeNT PHOTO BY KeN Farver

» PREVIEW • MARIAn FooTBALL

Looking for the breakthrough The hurricanes have just one goal this season: to make the state finals By MEGAN IVERS The Independent The Marian Central Catholic High School football team seeks one goal this season — make the state finals. Completely aware of the effort this may take given the loss of several experienced players, the Hurricanes believe remaining true to their style of play will reap dividends in the playoffs. “We have a lot of young guys, and they’ve been doing well, but we’ll wait and see how they do,” said Marian head coach Ed Brucker. “I don’t see why we can’t keep going where we left off. We’re not there yet. It’s a work in progress.” Young players on the team will play an important role in opening opportunities for senior running back Ephraim Lee. Lee rushed for 1,425 yards last year on 187 carries accounting for 50 per-

cent of Marian’s 2,861 yards rushing. “He really motivates you to get your

Ò Just because a lot of our great players left doesnÕ t change anything. WeÕ re still going to play Marian football.Ó

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block,” said junior lineman Michael Richenberg. Brucker expects senior Nate Patterson and juniors Shane Kirwan, Karl Rude and Richenberg to play a key role supporting Lee alongside the passing

of junior quarterback Billy Bahl. Senior Brett Olson and Tom Klinger will anchor a strong receiving core. Olson recorded 41 receptions last season for 589 yards of the Hurricane’s 2,711 receiving yards. Defensively, the Hurricanes will rely on the leadership of seniors Tom Lesniewski, who averaged five tackles per game, Chris Daniels (100 tackles) and Olson. Juniors Michael Hartlieb and Steven Wember (44 tackles) will also make defensive contributions. “We want to make sure our guys get better on a day-to-day basis,” said Lee. “That’s what we’re looking for out of our young players and even our seniors.” Lee emphasized the importance of learning from mistakes and noted the continued improvement he sees every

The Woodstock High School football team wants to accomplish something that none of the players on the current roster have – qualify for the IHSA playoffs. The last time the Blue Streaks made the playoffs was in 2009, when the team made it all the way to the semifinals and lost to Montini. A key for the Blue Streaks, who finished 4-5 last season, will be to have success against teams from larger schools. “Seven of the nine teams we play this year are bigger than us,” said WHS head coach Steve Beard. “We’re going to have to play larger than we are each week. That will be tough but we’ve got a junior and senior group that excelled at lower levels. We have them together now, and they should do well.” Beard said, even given the schedule, he is confident the team can return to the playoffs. “I really believe this group can make a run in the playoffs,” Beard said. “Again, we are going to play up almost every week so when we get to the playoffs we are playing teams very comparable to us in size [of school].” Junior starting free safety Alex Shannon said he shares his coach’s enthusiasm. “I feel like we have a much better team than last year,” Shannon said. “I think we can accomplish a lot this year.” Beard said the team will lean on senior leadership and highlighted several who stand out, including starting running back Mike Santucci, starting quarterback Alan Hafer, starting wide receiver Jordan Sumner, offensive lineman Augie Scott and defensive back Ben Haulotte. The team also will lean on senior running back Nick Rogers, senior wide receiver Mitch Kohley and senior cor-

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