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Kane authorities want $111,000 in mail order pot scheme forfeitedKane County prosecutors have initiated forfeiture proceedings for some $111,000 found in the bank accounts of a California woman accused of helping a St. Charles couple launder money for a mail order marijuana business.Last Updated Aug 1, 2014 5:22 PM
Images: Photo Contest FinalistsPosted Aug 1, 2014 1:01 AM
Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of July 28.
St. Charles man faces more theft-by-fraud chargesUpdated Jul 29, 2014 1:07 PM
A St. Charles man has been charged with stealing from a former co-worker. Charges of forgery and theft were filed in June against Peter Mazzara, who is already facing charges of theft in an unrelated case, according to court records.
Readers share ideas for improving St. CharlesUpdated Jul 26, 2014 7:08 PM
Dave Heun readers offer their thoughts on how St. Charles can overcome challenges it faces and spur development.
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- Longtime Chicago Bear Israel Idonije Comic Book Signing at Barnes and Noble Geneva Commons
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- Garrett Ard and Lisa Dawn Foertsch rehearse for Wheaton Drama's special Broadway musical revue, "Broadway Ballot". Performances are Aug. 17-19 at Playhouse 111. Tickets and information at http://www.wheatondrama.org Steven Merkel
Wayne Stayskal (right), retired Tribune Media editorial cartoonist, explains some of the finer points of his work to guests when Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community at 124 Windsor Park Drive in Carol Stream, hosted a retrospective exhibit of his syndicated work. About 75 people attended the artist’s reception Aug. 20, including Stayskal’s wife Helen (center) and son Bob (left). The show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 30.
To see a video interview and catch a glimpse of the engaging personality who humorously commentated on culture for more than 30 years visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org/downloads-news. For details, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500. Shirley Mott
- Congratulations to team Jackpot (Strikers U-13) for winning the Kicks for Cancer 3v3 U-14 Tournament defeating Deadly Deceptions (Campton United U-13) in the final 7-5. Pictured back row: Coach Jim Corno Jr., Ryleigh Strubler, Brandon Knapp and Joe Corno. Front row: John McCaffrey, Brian Bartholomew and Matthew Gombar. Mike Gombar
- Lots of delicious food, festive atmosphere, cash bar and more-- Location is the Indoor Event Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Chefs parade at 6 pm and food served at 6:15 pm-- -- Tickets are $35 per person ... or $40 at the door and includes all food at the event-- get advance tickets from any Geneva Rotarian or Geneva Chamber of Commerce--- Benefits Geneva Rotary, Geneva Lions, Geneva History Museum and Geneva Chamber of Commerce-- photo of 5 of our Geneva Rotary volunteer chefs Michele Kinzler, Mike Deagle, Dr. Arun Mani, Charles Barber, Gordy Hard l to r David Nelson
60 Men Who Cook April 11 2014 at Kane County Fairgrounds
Lots of delicious food, festive atmosphere, cash bar and more-- Location is the Indoor Event Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Chefs parade at 6 pm and food served at 6:15 pm-- -- Tickets are $35 per person ... or $40 at the door and includes all food at the event-- get advance tickets from any Geneva Rotarian or Geneva Chamber of Commerce--- Benefits Geneva Rotary, Geneva Lions, Geneva History Museum and Geneva Chamber of Commerce-- photo of Rotarian Bruce Weigel of Geneva www.genevarotary.org David Nelson
- On Friday, April 11 at Kane County Fairgrounds, 60 Men Who Cook event starts at 5:30 p.m. with lots of great food. Get your tickets now from Geneva Rotarians, Geneva Chamber of Commerce - at the door too-- event supports Geneva Rotary, Geneva Lions, Geneva History Museum and Geneva Chamber of Commerce-- tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door -- all food is included- cash bar available, raffle, and more-- please attend this fun event- this Friday April 11 Loy Williams and Gordy Hard l to r - two of Geneva Rotary's volunteer chefs David Nelson
- The Batavia High School Boys Varsity Soccer team travelled downstate last weekend to participate in the annual Morton Invitational Tournament. The boys came away with 3 wins resulting in a first place trophy. After competing in this tournament for several years, this team was able to accomplish something no other Batavia team has done before--taking first place overall in the tournament! Janice Heinz
- Mooseheart Eaglets seen for the first time on April 25, 2014 Ron Dickenson
- Carly Hudon with Coach Smith (St. Charles North Stars Varsity Assistant Coach) Signing Letter of Intent for UIS- DII University! Andrea Hudon
- Carly Hudon with her teammates on the Varsity St. Charles North Star Golf Team for 2014 Season- So much support while Carly signing her Letter of Intent! What a great team they were! Great Girls! Andrea Hudon
- Barrington High School Gymnast, Danny Schnura places 1st in All-Around at Friday's Freshman Invitational in Hinsdale. Eleven schools competed and Barrington High School finished 4th for overall team. Go Broncos! T. Lauderdale
- Dr. Dean M. Park, D.M.D. and his Geneva Smiles Dental Staff all decided to wear red today in support of National Wear Red Day! One of our Dental Assistant's family members suffers from heart disease and we wanted to show our support by participating in such a wonderful day of support! Dr. Dean M. Park's practice has been in Geneva, IL for over 3 years now. Located at 477 S. Third Street, Suite 142 Geneva IL 60134. Kristen Sommerfeld/Office Manager
- Eagle spotted at Fabyan East Forest Preserve Saturday May 3, 2014 Brittany Eve Baker
St. Charles resident Rosemary Leppert beams as she accepts her yearlong movie pass, valid at any Classic Cinemas theatre, along with two VIP admissions and special event passes to Brookfield Zoo from Charlestowne 18 General Manager Randy Pollock. As the oldest winner of the Annual Predict The Oscars contest, Leppert was one of 7,608 participants to cast a ballot during the six-week contest. To win, customers needed to predict all seven categories correctly: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Animated Film. “I visit the Charlestowne 18 theatre almost every Friday for the past five years, and my family always asks me for my critique of the movies,” said Leppert when notified of her winning ballot. “I’m their personal movie critic, and my children and grandchildren will often call me on Saturdays to check in about what I saw the day before,” confesses the mother of 10 and grandmother of 20.
Leppert has entered the Predict the Oscars Contest before but has never won. When asked how her friends will react to the news, she exclaimed, “Oh they’re going to think I’m so smart! Randy Pollock
- Geneva Rotary hosted its annual holiday party for over 80 clients of the Association for Individual Development. Many AID staff also attended this special event. The party featured a delicious turkey dinner, entertainment, Santa Claus and his helpers and presents for all was held Dec. 17 2013. AID clients and Geneva Rotary look forward to this special day many months in advance. Special thanks to all Geneva Rotary members, volunteers for the event and sponsors. Many pictures of the event held at First Baptist Church Geneva - West Campus are in the club photo albums at this website and also on the club Facebook page. Geneva Rotary is a service club for persons who live or work in Geneva or the surrounding area - guests and potential new Rotarians are always welcome at our meetings. Visit www.genevarotary.org David Nelson
- Trish Burns, Peck Farm Park Manager of the Geneva Park District, is Geneva Rotary's newest member inducted at the club's April 29 2014 meeting. photo l to r. Michele Kinzler club president, Trish Burns and Kathy Coffey treasurer (First State Bank) Geneva Rotary is an active service club - meetings with special guest speakers, community service projects, youth exchange, networking, social events and more -- visit www.genevarotary.org for more information - guests and potential new members always welcome at our meetings held at Riverside Receptions in Geneva David Nelson
- Jim Otepka of Tri City Family Services presented at Geneva Rotary on Jan. 7 about its Wilderness Challenge program for teenagers entering high school. This program teaches the teens interpersonal skills and builds self-esteem. It is held each June at a location in northern Minnesota. Geneva Rotary made a grant to support this program. Geneva Rotary service club welcomes guests and potential new club members to all its meetings. Visit www.genevarotary.org for more information. Pictured: Jim Otepka with Geneva Rotary club president Michele Kinzler. David Nelson for Geneva Rotary
- The retirees who live at The Holmstad, a faith-based, nonprofit, are investing in the future by awarding $9,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who work in dining services at the retirement community. Nine students received $1,000 each. They are (top row from left) Jeffrey Heise, Benjamin Borowiak; (second row from left) Francisco Gama, Delaney Corbitt, Stephanie Condon; (third row from left) Alice Paul, Gabriel Monarrez; (bottom row from left) Joseph Doyle, Mitchell Kavalec. The Holmstad is a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located at 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, Ill. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, which is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church and one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services organizations. For more information on The Holmstad, call 877–226-7310 or visit www.TheHolmstad.org. The Holmstad
Many of the veterans shown who reside at Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community in Carol Stream, will have their service photo and other memorabilia on display in the community's Centrum beginning Friday, Nov. 8. Intended to honor all veterans, the show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 15. Windsor Park is located at 124 Windsor Park Drive. Captain Richard Blackburn, first row center, holds a book of his memoirs. He received the French Legion of Honor for valor in one of the main campaigns during WW II in France. Visitors can also view a world map with pushpins designating where each veteran served. Windsor Park residents plan this display each year. Those involved in 2013 are Harman Barnard, Ray Smith, Charlie Ochs, Ralph Weldon, Bill Anderson, Stan Johnson, and Herb Clausen.
For more information, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500.
Those pictured (left to right) are:
First row: John Weber, Henry Nelson, Jim McLuskie, Roy Comstock, Clarence Aronson, Eunice Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, Ray Smith, Matt Leonard, Warren Larson, Eugene Young, Donald White, Robert Baptista.
Second row: Bob Muzzy, Howard Headley, Reg Gerig, Len Buck, Dick Rung, Robert Fox, Check Lewis, Clayton Barker, Howard Morey, Wallace Alcorn, Charles Ochs, Stan Yohe, Edward Ayers, Dick Gerig, Jason Johnson, Wayne Cook.
Third row: Bob Doenges, Bill Anderson, David Blomberg, Jim Carr, Bill Taetzsch, Ralph Welton, Stan Johnson, Glenn Heck, George Saunders. Jim Steere
- Congratulations to Claire Mellish, Ian Vitalis, Katy Karayannis, Lena Shaprio and the Illinois Trial Team for their 1st place win at the Case Western Reserve University Spartan Throwdown mock trial Tournament in Cleveland, OH. The Illinois Trial Team is the premier mock trial team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, allowing undergraduate to try legal cases against teams from all across the nation. The Illinois Trial Team looks forward to many more successes in the coming season. For more information visit www.illinoistrialteam.com. Amyna Visram
- Shannon Thompson (center), Special Events & Promotions Manager, Northern Illinois Food Bank, accepts a check for $1,400 from Lifesource staff members Dominika Janiga and Andrew McElroy. The donated food was gathered at LifeSource's 19 Chicagoland area donor centers in December as part of its "Triple Your Giving" promotion. Photo courtesy of LifeSource
- I took this photo while motorcycling around Williams Bay Wisconsin. It was early morning and the sun was casting a beautiful glow on the early morning mist on the lake. The boats were still asleep. Frank G. Salvatini
- Congratulations to the 4th Grade Boys St Charles Storm Black travel basketball team for their 1st place finish at Champs at the For The Game Huskie Championship at Northern Illinois University (Feb 15-16) and Champs at the Just A Game Mt Olympus Shootout in the Wisconsin Dells (Feb 23). In both tournaments the Storm went a combined 7-0. Pictured from the Wisconsin Dells: front row, from left, John Strauss, Angelo Giuliano, Ethan Bagnell, Marko Atkins, Ben Deetjen back row coach John Bagnell, Colin Foster, Sean Kavanaugh, Colin Smith, Zach Anzelmo, Matthew Schultz, Coach Steve Schultz John Bagnell
St. Charles East HS girls competed with 8 other teams on Sept. 15 at Glenbrook North Sprint classic and won the meet. First row: Lauren McCormack, Katie Nagler, Mary Snyder, Hannah Saunders, Nicole Chapko, Shea Hoyt;
second row: Bridget Flesher, Sydney Andersen, Stephanie Garvin, Izzie Bindseil, Britta Gessell, Lucy Johnsen, Jamie Cranfill, Isabel Herb; and third row: coaches Julia Shallcross and Joe Cabel Cathy Snyder
- Jamie Youngberg and Emmy Russell with Emmy's dog, Magenta, ask for tips at a recent St. Charles East girls tennis team car wash fundraiser for Northern Illinois Foodbank. Mary Lou Spoerl
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