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I QVS?M ILAEIG: Senior Gitizen trip fare riles park commissioners. SGG PAG 1 S: YMI1IR DMSDE)G: I 1 Gary Hildreth owes his life to his fellow . . j Harvard firefighters, ! - who saved him after ' - zZ? a heart attack, community, i c STORM HIGH OF 82 Details, 12A ID FRIDAY CfllEFItlG LARRY KAHL 4SP03TS Huntley tops J'burg Larry Kahl's Huntley volleyball team fell behind early, but didn't panic. Instead, the Red- . skins rallied past Johns-burg, 15-13, 15-7, Thursday night. Huntley is 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the Big Northern Conference, while Johnsburg is 7-2 and 01. . PAGE IB BUSINESS 'War' hits gas prices While gasoline prices in the state reach record highs for September, motorists in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills are benefitting from a price war. PAGE ID INDEX Advice...'. c Business 1-8D Calendar. 2C Classified 1-16F Comics... 9C Community 1-12C Lottery......... :....2A Movies... .....4-5G Obituaries. .....4C Opinion 10A Sidetracks.. 1-24G Sports 1-8B Weather 12A Wheels 1-16E 01997 Northwest Newspapers, Inc. , Vol. 18 -Issue 262 '98213 oooor Sclhiaeffer seeks mldlile groeed: State representative candidates go to extremes for 'moderate' tag p . ia nr&i nn rtr"i as j-! n L i . i l r i i i i .i rx By KAREN RIVEDAL The Northwest Herald McHENRY Far from being an election spoiler, Donna Schaefer says her bid to be the 63rd District state representative will give voters a moderate choice. Some fear her candidacy will split the vote enough to allow McHenry attorney Steven Verr, a conservative candidate who is traditionally unpopular among party leaders, to win what is shaping up as a three-way race for the state seat in the March primary. "I think I am going to be an alternative to the two extremes," Schaefer said. "I think what the people who have moved out here are looking for is a Republican Party that is more inclusive. It's not so much a revolution per se, but an evolution of change that's cKxurring." Verr ran and lost the last three GOP primaries to party favorite Ann Hughes, who retired this summer. His vote totals increased each time, however, and he welcomed Schaefer's entry, believing it to give him a virtual lock on the race, which also includes state Rep. Mike Brown See SCHAEFER, page 2 L mm SCHAEFER VERR BROWN r ' . John Starks The Northwest Herald William Von Hubert shows a-picture of his daughter, Wendy, who has been missing since late February. A crew from "Unsolved Mysteries" visited the Von Hubens this week for an episode expected to air late October or early November. Search for 6 Wendy' reaches TV By CRAIG WOKER The Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK Hope. That's what William Von Huben clings to almost seven months after his daughter disappeared.'. " , . Hope.; , -1 . , - - - It's what is left at the end of each day 16-year-old Wendy Von Huben doesn't call, doesn't write, doesn't walk up to the porch of her Woodstock home. Hope. It's what a recent taping for a national TV show about themissing girl and her murdered fiance has revived. " . A crew from "Unsolved Mysteries" vis- 'Tm hoping this will drum up a few more sightings." William Von Huben ; Wendy! father ited the Von Huben home on Tuesday to interview the family and Woodstock police. The episode is expected to air in late October or early November. "We think it's really good," William Von Huben said. "We need this nationwide exposure because at this point she could be pretty much anywhere. I'm hoping this will drum up a few more sightings." . f : Wendy Von Huben ran off to Florida in late February with her fiance, 19-year-old Jesse Lee Howell, and two other teenagers. ; The foursome drove to the Sunshine State in an old car they had bought just before they had left. It had a broken odometer and speedometer. They arrived in Florida on about March 6, when Von Huben called her parents and let mem know she was an right After a few days in Florida, Howell and Von Huben split from the other two teenagers and headed their own way. , Howell and Von Huben lived on the streets of Bradenton, Fla., and Von Huben may have taken a waitressing job. . See WENDY, page 2 County not ; in regional road plans By ROB THOMAS The Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK After hearing the details of a long-range transportation plan for the Chicago area, McHenry County mayors didn't have much to say. That may be appropriate, since the plan doesn't have much to say about McHenry County. The Chicago Area Transportation Study's Destination 2020 plan proposes 20 new major road projects for the six-county area to be implemented by 2020. None of them are in McHenry County, the fastest-growing county in Illinois. The McHenry County Council of Mayors heard about the plan from Wayne Miccek of CATS at a meeting Thursday. County residents will be able to hear details of the plan arid voice their opinions at public hearings on Sept. 25 at the McHenry County Government Center. Hearings are scheduled at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Miccek said the regional transportation plan focuses on keeping up existing roads, with 80 percent of the $17.2 billion for highways and $12.7 billion for transit going towards maintenance. That means no major forays into rapidly developing areas like McHenry County. The plan does include 10 additional lanes for exist-; '. ing expressways, and three , new expressways, including an extension of Illinois Route 53 up from Lake-Cook Road to Grayslake. But projects that would have affected m t t . . 1 C . I . of Route 53 up to Richmond, were left off the plan because of financial, demand or feasibility reasons, Miccek said. "It's obvious that there are no major facili-' ties for McHenry County," Miccek said. J. Hi Hirt av that (nmc nf thft imnrrwpmpnts such as the Route 53 extension, should,, improve access for motorists travelling , between McHenry County and elsewhere. For McHenry County, the plan includes some work toward expanding regional transit, including train service up to Richmond via McHenry or Fox Lake and to Huntley. Pace bus service also could be expanded in the more populated southeastern and eastern areas of the county if demand warrants it. " See ROAD, page 2 Neighbors oppose 'Sparrow' home By AMY E. WILLIAMS The Northwest Herald CRYSTAL LAKE Despite neighbors' fears it will be overcrowded, the zoning board approved plans this week to turn a Crystal Lake house into a transitional shelter. Home of the Sparrow wants to use a $250,000 grant from the Department of Human Services to buy a 2-year-old home at 1291 North Ave. The home is east of the General Store and is the last piece of property between Crystal Lake and Lakewood. . ; , ' Sparrow officials wanted the city to allow 16 women and children in the home. The women would receive training, education and counseling to help them become independent Instead, the zoning board voted 4-0 to allow 12 people. The proposal goes to the city council Oct. 7. "I voted to reduce it to 12 because . that's truly the issue that will affect the property values, and I think 12 is a much more reasonable number than 16," zoning board member Ellen Brady Mueller said: "Because there are so many rules and it has been successful in other areas, that also alleviates my fears." :N v - r ' Yr'L Nearby homeowners said 12 still is too many people for the 2,400-square-. foot home, "i v '-v 'y- '. "We would ask anybody if they would find it reasonable for someone to come in and ask that the house next to theirs, or two doors down the street from theirs, be granted a special use for up to 16 occupants," said Jim Bishop, attorney for the neighbors. "We feel that is a ludicrous number of people to occupy the home, particu larly when the 12 occupants are not in any way related," Bishop said. "It's strictly a matter of density. If there were six or eight, that could be tolerable. But 12 is not appropriate for a single-family house." ' Bishop tried to delay the hearing Wednesday! : - He said he did not have time to prepare because the city refused to allow him to inspect or copy plans for the home prior to the meeting. "The position the city took in refus-' ing to inspect is outrageous," Bishop said. "I had no time to prepare." , - Joseph Gottemoller, the homeowner's attorney, said he had complied with the legal notices required for the " meeting. Home of the Sparrow also had an informational meeting on the project that was not attended by any neighbors. - i ; -:a u .-..' jj-..,,. '' "" ' - ' ' t Tamraz testifies onDems Roger Tamraz prepares to testify Thursday that he donated $300,000 to the Democrats in 1998 to buy direct access to the White House and the chance to talk to President Clinton about a pipeline project ap photo Story, pas 4A

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