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Clock ticks for landfill opponents Those seeking to challenge expansion must raise funds privately By JEFF ENGELHARDT CORTLAND – Private donations likely will be needed for Cortland Township residents to pursue potential legal action Waste Management. At a special township meeting of more than 75 people, electors decided any challenge to a proposed landfill expansion should be funded by supporters; the legal challenge could cost up to $60,000. Supporters of the landfill expansion hoped a special tax levy would be an option but a late, major change altered the course of Thursday’s meeting just as it began. Frankie Benson, organizer of the special meeting, planned to propose a special

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Jeff Jeep, a potential lawyer for Cortland Township, explains the strength of a case against Waste Management regarding a landfill expansion to electors Thursday. Electors voted to pursue legal action only if supporters can present the needed $60,000 to the Cortland Township Board for legal costs.

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WASHINGTON – Republican senators hammered former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel at his confirmation hearing Thursday on issues ranging from Israel and Iran to his support for a group that advocates the elimination of nuclear weapons. But with most Democrats in his corner, an unflustered Hagel seems headed for approval as defense secretary. Hagel, a former two-term senator from Nebraska, described his views as mainstream and closely aligned Chuck Hagel with those of President Barack Obama, the Democrat who nominated him. But several GOP members of the Armed Services Committee sought to portray him as radical and unsteady. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., called his ideas “extreme” and “far to the left” of Obama. Hagel said he believes America “must engage – not retreat – in the world,” and insisted that his record is consistent on that point. He pointed to Iran and its nuclear ambitions as an example of an urgent national security threat that should be addressed first by attempting to establish dialogue with Iranian rulers, although he said he would not rule out using military force. “I think we’re always on higher ground in every way – international law, domestic law, people of the world, people of the region to be with us on this – if we have ... gone through every possibility to resolve this in a responsible, peaceful way, rather than going to war,” he said. He pushed back on the notion – first raised by one of his harshest Republican critics, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma – that he favors a policy of appeasement. “I think engagement is

clearly in our interest,” Hagel told Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., who denounced the idea of negotiating with a “terrorist state.” “That’s not negotiation,” Hagel said. “Engagement is not appeasement. Engagement is not surrender.” After the daylong hearing, committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said the panel could vote as early as next Thursday if Hagel quickly provides additional material requested by some members. The nominee’s fiercest exchange came with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a fellow Vietnam veteran, onetime close friend and a vote that could carry considerable sway. Politics and Hagel’s evolving opposition to the Iraq war caused a split between the two men that was on full display. McCain suggested that Hagel and his critics were not quibbling over small matters. “They are not reasonable people disagreeing; they are fundamental disagreements. Our concerns pertain to the quality of your professional judgment and your worldview on critical areas of national security,” he said. McCain pressed Hagel on whether he was right or wrong about his opposition to President George W. Bush’s decision to send an extra 30,000 troops to Iraq in 2007 at a point when the war seemed in danger of being lost. Hagel, who voted to authorize military force in Iraq, later opposed the conflict, comparing it to Vietnam and arguing that it shifted the focus from Afghanistan. “Were you right? Were you correct in your assessment?” McCain asked. “I would defer to the judgment of history to sort that out,” Hagel said as the two men talked over each other. “The committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge,” McCain insisted.

More online To see a video from the event, visit tax levy to help raise the funds needed to pursue legal action against Waste Management should the electors have voiced support. But she said she learned late in the process that proposing a levy would require a referendum. Because the deadline to submit items for a referendum on the April ballot was Jan. 22, Benson told those in attendance that would no longer be an option to fight the landfill expansion. To attempt to find a funding source, the proposed item asked electors to vote

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Mark Smirz, the 2013 DeKalb Chamber Board Chair, shakes hands with one of the retiring members of the board Thursday at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in Altgeld Hall in DeKalb.

Event honors city’s leaders, entrepreneurs By STEPHANIE HICKMAN DeKALB – When Bill and Joy McMahon first bought the Lincoln Inn restaurant as two young Northern Illinois University graduates in 1994, they had no idea they would eventually turn it into the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Business of the Year. After 2013 DeKalb Chamber Board Chair Mark Smirz announced The Lincoln Inn

as the Business of the Year at Thursday’s annual chamber meeting and celebration dinner at NIU, McMahon was shocked. “This is quite an honor,” he said. “We are truly humbled.” The dinner honored several of DeKalb’s top leaders and entrepreneurs, including NIU President Dr. John Peters who will retire from the university at the end of this academic year. Peters received the Community Pride Award for his 13 years of service to the university and the community. Peters said one of the greatest rewards of his job has been learning about the positive influence he’s had on the lives

of students and community members, although he never realized he had made such an impact. He said the DeKalb community has been just as significant in his life. “It’s so important to remember our past and the people who got us here,” he said. Peters said he is proud of the way NIU and the DeKalb community have successfully worked side by side over the years. “It’s amazing everything the university and community has been through, and the progress we’ve made despite hard times,” he said. He said their working relationship must continue. “A strong and vibrant

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on whether the Cortland Township Board should pursue legal action. By giving the board the authority, the board could use money it has in reserves or implement a levy under its authority. “This is the most grassroots form of government here,” Benson said. “It’s on us to monitor the board.” Jeff Jeep, the potential lawyer for the township, said legal costs would not exceed $60,000, regardless of how far the case went in the legal process. He pointed to a 1992 language change that could give townships authority over Illinois Environmental Protection Agency permits regulating garbage disposal within their boundaries.

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DeKalb and Sycamore is essential to the success of NIU,” he said. 2012 DeKalb Chamber Board Chair Wendy WestKrauch said she expects 2013 to be another successful year for the community and the chamber. She said one of the chamber’s biggest accomplishments this past year was the increase in membership. The chamber currently sits at more than 520 members, a number she and Smirz expect to increase in 2013. West-Krauch and Smirz both stressed that working together is how the businesses of DeKalb will succeed in the future.

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Phil’s formidable challenge I’m worried about Phil. His report tomorrow – by far his most important project of the year – just about can’t be on target because the numbers fluctuate wildly almost every day. Then there’s the petty politics and budget cuts. That’s a lot of pressure for anybody, let alone Marmota monax, better known as the groundhog. Phil, of course, is Punxsutawney Phil, the famous rodent whose prognostication on Groundhog Day [Saturday] foretells the outcome of winter. According to The History Channel, Feb. 2 falls midway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox and is a significant day in several ancient and modern traditions. Perhaps most directly related was the German tradition of pronouncing the day sunny “only if badgers and other animals glimpsed their own shadows.” When German immigrants settled Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, they transplanted the custom, choosing the groundhog as the annual forecaster. The first official Groundhog Day celebration was Feb. 2, 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pa. A local newspaper editor thought up the festival. (History has several examples of editors creating festivals. One in Minnesota started what became the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.) Anyway, the spectacle of Groundhog Day speaks for itself. Let’s talk about the point of Groundhog Day: the weather. This week, we saw lows in the teens, ice, sleet, record-breaking warmth, thun-

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst derstorms, flooding and snow. My snow blower languishes in the garage, sleds are dry and dusty, and it’s unlikely that serious progress on climate change is going to happen soon. When politicians speak of a “broad consensus” on climate change, they aren’t just being rhetorical. The Environmental Protection Agency says major U.S. scientific agencies (including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) “agree that climate change is occurring and that humans are contributing to it.” The National Research Council concluded in 2010 that “Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems.” The average surface temperature worldwide has risen almost one degree Fahrenheit in the past 40 years. Humidity has risen about 4 percent since 1970, nearly a third of the United States is experiencing summer minimum temperatures much above normal, and about 7 percent of the U.S. is getting an elevated portion of precipitation from extreme events. So why the debate? Those who deny human-accelerated climate change do so based largely on

the premise that we can’t positively conclude that climate change is real or accelerated by humans because “the science isn’t in.” Perhaps a better way to think about it is in National Geographic’s September cover story. That’s the best, fairest, most apolitical article I’ve read on climate change (and, of course, the photography is magnificent). Gerald Meehl, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, likened climate change to a baseball player on steroids. “This baseball player steps up to the plate and hits a home run. It’s impossible to say if he hit that home run because of the steroids, or whether he would have hit it anyway. The drugs just made it more likely.” By adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, Meehl says, “It makes things a little bit warmer and shifts the odds toward these more extreme events.” Not to minimize the economy, immigration and international chaos, but climate change needs to get on our radar (pun intended). As National Geographic notes, losses from weather disasters cost an estimated $150 billion worldwide in 2011. In the United States in 2011, a record 14 events caused a billion dollars or more damage each. Good luck, Phil.

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Hedgehog Alert! Some can carry salmonella By MIKE STOBBE The Associated Press NEW YORK – Add those cute little hedgehogs to the list of pets that can make you sick. In the last year, 20 people were infected by a rare but dangerous form of salmonella bacteria, and one person died in January. The illnesses were linked to contact with hedgehogs kept as pets, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials on Thursday say such cases seem to be increasing. The CDC recommends thoroughly washing your hands after handling hedgehogs and cleaning pet cages and other equipment outside. Other pets that carry the salmonella bug are frogs, toads, turtles, snakes, lizards, chicks and ducklings. Seven of the hedgehog illnesses were in Washington state, including the death – an elderly man from Spokane County who died in January. The other cases were in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Oregon. In years past, only one or two illnesses from this salmonella strain have been reported annually, but the num-

The Associated Press MIDLAND CITY, Ala. – Speaking into a 4-inch-wide ventilation pipe, hostage negotiators tried Thursday to talk a man into releasing a kindergartener and ending a standoff in an underground bunker that stretched into its third day. The man identified by multiple neighbors and witnesses as 65-year-old retired truck driver Jimmy Lee Dykes was accused of pulling the boy from a school bus Tuesday and killing the driver. The pair was holed up in a small room on his property that authorities compared to tornado shelters common in the area. James Arrington, police chief of the neighboring town of Pinckard, said the shelter was about 4 feet underground, with about 6-by-8 feet of floor space and a PVC pipe that negotiators were speaking through.

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A hedgehog sleeps at the SPCA in Largo, Fla. In the past year, 20 people were infected by a rare but dangerous form of salmonella bacteria, and one person died. Investigators say the illnesses were linked to contact with hedgehogs kept as pets. bers rose to 14 in 2011, 18 last year, and two so far this year. Children younger than five and the elderly are considered at highest risk for severe illness, CDC officials said. Hedgehogs are small, insect-eating mammals with a coat of stiff quills. In nature, they sometimes live under hedges and defend themselves by roll-

ing up into a spiky ball. The critters linked to recent illnesses were bought from various breeders, many of them licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, CDC officials said. Hedgehogs are native to Western Europe, New Zealand and some other parts of the world, but are bred in the United States.

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There were signs that the standoff could continue for some time: A state legislator said the shelter has electricity, food and TV. The police chief said the captor has been sleeping and told negotiators that he has spent long periods in the shelter before. “He will have to give up sooner or later because [authorities] are not leaving,” Arrington said. “It’s pretty small, but he’s been known to stay in there eight days.” Midland City Mayor Virgil Skipper said he has been briefed by law enforcement and visited with the boy’s parents. “He’s crying for his parents,” he said. “They are holding up good. They are praying and asking all of us to pray with them.” The normally quiet red clay road was teeming Thursday with more than a dozen police cars and trucks, a fire truck, a helicopter, officers from multiple agen-

cies, media and at least one ambulance near Midland City. Dykes was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who neighbors said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a firearm. The chief confirmed that Dykes held anti-government views, as described by multiple neighbors: “He’s against the government – starting with Obama on down.” “He doesn’t like law enforcement or the government telling him what to do,” he said. “He’s just a loner.” Authorities said the gunman boarded a stopped school bus Tuesday afternoon and demanded two boys between 6 and 8 years old. When the driver tried to block his way, the gunman shot him several times and took a 5-year-old boy off the bus.

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DeKalb mayor candidates talk crime, housing By DAVID THOMAS

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DeKALB – Questions about public safety and economic development ruled the night as DeKalb’s mayoral candidates gave their thoughts to members of the DeKalb Area Rental Association. Each of the mayoral candidates – Jennifer Groce, former director of Re:New DeKalb; David Jacobson, First Ward alderman; Mike Verbic, member of the DeKalb School District 428 board; and John Rey, a former school board member and former DeKalb Ag/Monsanto employee – promised at a meeting Wednesday to make the city more business friendly. The solutions for public safety were wider, with candidates suggesting text alert systems and community policing as ways to crack down on crime. Both Rey and Groce said they supported adding more police. “I don’t think it’s a perception. I think we absolutely have a crime and safety problem,” Groce said. “We’ve got to get our police department to proactively react to crime, because right now we’re reacting.” The candidates for alderman and DeKalb mayor fielded questions from

To see video of the candidates at the DeKalb Area Rental Association forum, visit the landlord association at a private forum. The Daily Chronicle and other local media were invited to attend. There were nuances to the candidates’ answers on economic development. Verbic said he wants to help existing businesses before attracting new ones. Groce’s scope for economic development was larger than the city. “When we’re talking about retaining businesses, it’s not just about our city,” Groce said. “It’s about all businesses in our community and our county. What are we doing to keep them here in our region?” Like the alderman candidates before them, the mayoral candidates also were critical of the funding and inspection mechanisms included in the new housing ordinances the city council passed in November. DARA has opposed those measures as well, arguing that landlords are being double-taxed to support another layer of government. “The renters don’t want it, the

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Brad Rubeck, vice president and information director of DeKalb Area Rental Association, listens to mayoral candidate Mike Verbic give his ideas on public safety Wednesday night at a private DeKalb Area Rental Association forum. landlords don’t want it, but for some reason, the mismanagement of the city says that’s the way we need to go,” said Jacobson, who voted against parts of the new ordinances while on the council.

With regard to public safety, Rey said he supports Lowery’s 20/20: Vision for the Future initiative, which would add four more police officers, a K-9 unit, a mass arrest vehicle and a host of other programs to the de-

More delays in trial Three DeKalb teenagers for crash that killed 2 charged in car burglaries By JEFF ENGELHARDT

SYCAMORE – The trial date for a Sycamore woman charged in a February 2011 crash that killed a local couple was pushed back another seven months Thursday. Patricia L. Schmidt, 48, is charged with reckless homicide in the crash that killed 21year-olds Timothy T. Getzelman, of Sycamore and Alexis Y. Weber, of Maple Park will now stand trial Sept. 30 instead of the scheduled start date of Feb. 25. She is free on bond. Reckless homicide carries a potential prison sentence of two to five years in prison. Schmidt’s trial was originally scheduled for December 2011. Gregg Smith, Schmidt’s attorney, said the date was pushed back because of all the trials coming up in the spring and the need to schedule hearings for pretrial motions. The next motion hearing is set for May 21 for the judge to consider the defense’s request to suppress statements, Smith said. Getzelman and Weber


Patricia L. Schmidt, 48, is charged with reckless homicide that killed Timothy T. Getzelman of Sycamore and Alexis Y. Weber of Maple Park.

were traveling east on Peace Road in Sycamore on Feb. 21, 2011, when Schmidt, traveling south on North Main Street, struck Getzelman’s vehicle on the driver’s side. Witnesses said Getzelman had the right of way. Authorities have said results from the Illinois State Police crime lab analysis of Schmidt’s blood showed the presence of multiple prescription drugs, including the anti-anxiety drugs lorazepam and phenobarbital, the sedative mephobarbital and three others, at the time of the accident. Schmidt faces 18 charges including reckless homicide, aggravated reckless driving and aggravated driving under the influence of drugs.

SYCAMORE – One of the three DeKalb teenagers accused of breaking into cars last week posted $10,000 bail Thursday Charles R. Jennings, 18, of the 900 Michael block of Lewis Pitts St., appeared in court Thursday to ask a judge to reduce his bail. He allegedly stole a vehicle from Austin Ninth Street and purpose- Johnsen fully crashed it into a parked vehicle in the 1500 block of Waterside Drive in DeKalb, according to a news re- Charles R. lease from the Jennings DeKalb Police Department.

Early on Jan. 24, Jennings, Michael R. Pitts and Austin B. Johnsen allegedly burglarized two vehicles from the 1000 block of Pembrooke Lane and in Lee Court, the news release states. Pembrooke Lane is in the Southmoor Estates neighborhood. Police said they found the items taken in the burglaries in the suspects’ vehicle. A credit card stolen from one of the vehicles also was used at two local gas stations. Pitts and Johnsen, both 18 and of the 300 block of Sycamore Road in DeKalb, were charged with two counts of burglary. Johnsen was also charged with two counts of forgery and two counts of unlawful use of a credit card. Jennings was charged with two counts of burglary, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal damage to property and leaving the scene of an accident. Pitts is due in court Feb. 28. Johnsen is due in court Feb. 7.


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Man gets 2 years for stabbing former NIU linebacker Butler By JEFF ENGELHARDT SYCAMORE – The man accused of stabbing former Northern Illinois University linebacker Devon Butler has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison. Freddie Sparks-Ward, 25, of the 700 block of North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb, was

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14 dead, at least 100 hurt in Mexico oil co. explosion The ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEXICO CITY – An explosion at the office headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company killed 14 people and injured 100 Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of a building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over Mexico City’s skyline. Another 30 people were reported trapped in the debris late Thursday, as soldiers with rescue dogs, trucks with mounted lights and a Pemex crane were brought in to extract victims. The Interior Ministry said it was uncertain of the exact number of people trapped because many were outside having lunch when the explosion occurred about 3:45 p.m. local time in a basement parking garage next to the iconic, 51-story tower of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, one of the tallest buildings in Mexico City. “It was an explosion, a shock, the lights went out and suddenly there was a lot of debris,” employee Cristian Obele told Milenio television, adding that he had been injured in the leg. “Coworkers helped us get out of the building.” President Enrique Pena Nieto said authorities have not yet found what caused the blast in the 14-story building in a busy commercial and residential area.

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Emergency responders walk toward the site on an explosion Thursday at a building part of Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX complex in Mexico City. The explosion killed more than 10 people and injured 100 as it heavily damaged three floors of the building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline. Pemex first said it had evacuated the building because of a problem with the electrical system. The company later tweeted that the Attorney General’s Office was investigating the explosion and any reports of a cause were speculation. Ana Vargas Palacio was distraught as she searched for her missing husband, Daniel Garcia Garcia, 36, who works in the building where the explosion occurred. She said she last talked to him a couple hours earlier. “I called his phone many times, but a young man answered and told me he found the phone in the debris,” Var-

gas said. The two have an 11year-old daughter. His mother, Gloria Garcia Castaneda, collapsed on a friend’s arm, crying “My son. My son.” The tower, where several thousand people work, was evacuated following the blast but not damaged, according to Gabriela Espinoza, 50, a Pemex secretary for 29 years who was on the second floor when the explosion next door occurred. “There was a very loud roar. It was very ugly,” she said. Espinoza’s co-worker, Tomas Rivera, 32, worked on the ground floor and was knocked to floor, fracturing his wrist and jaw.

8BRIEFS Congress sends bill to Obama averting default WASHINGTON – Congress sent President Barack Obama drama-free legislation on Thursday raising the debt ceiling, averting a government default and putting off the next tax-and-spending clash between the White House and Republicans until later in the year. The measure cleared the Senate on a vote of 64-34 after winning House approval late last week. It permits the Treasury to borrow above the current $16.4 trillion debt limit through May 18. The White House has said Obama will sign it. “Failure to pass this bill will set off an unpredictable financial panic that would plunge not only the United States but much of the world back into recession,” Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said before the vote. “Every single American would feel the economic impact.” But Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in remarks on the Senate floor that “government spending is completely out of control - and it’s projected to get much worse in years to come.” His office issued a statement shortly after the vote saying he had opposed the legislation after Democrats torpedoed several GOP attempts to rein in spending before final passage. The legislation reflects a

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McMahon considers longtime staff a blessing • CHAMBER Continued from page A1

“Those who work together, grow together,” they said. This philosophy is one that McMahon has put into practice at the Lincoln Inn. Many of McMahon’s staff have worked with him for several years, which he said is a blessing. They all enjoy working together, which is part of the reason he feels the business is such a success. McMahon said the city of DeKalb has also played a huge role in the success of his business. “It’s a great thing that

Chamber awards and honors Business of the Year Finalists: Balcom-Vetillo Design Bockmans Auto Care Fatty’s Pub and Grille The Lincoln Inn Business of the Year: The Lincoln Inn Ambassador of the Year: Jackie DiNatale Hall of Fame Inductees: Frank Roberts and Jerry Smith Community Pride Award: NIU President Dr. John Peters could only happen in this community, because you meet people who believe in you and will give you a chance,” he said. Although he has struggled

at times over the years, McMahon said he wouldn’t trade his life for anything. “I love what I do,” he said. “I’m the luckiest guy in town.”

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“If you value your authority … I’m willing to fight for it,” Jeep said. “I think you have a good case.” Some residents were skeptical of giving the township board authority to raise and spend money. Resident Susan Dockus suggested electors give the township board authority only after lawsuit supporters present $60,000 to the board, essentially asking for a tax-free fundraising effort before any money is authorized to be spent on

lawsuits. That proposal eventually passed. Supporters concerned with waiting to raise the funds privately believed they wouldn’t have enough time. If the Illinois Supreme Court does not hear an existing challenge to the landfill expansion by Stop the Mega-Dump, Waste Management would be free to begin the expansion. The court is expected to make a decision by March. “If we wait, it is going to start,” Benson said. While the intent of some electors was to avoid a levy or the use of township funds,

some supporters hope the annual township meeting of electors in April will provide another opportunity to direct the board to use funds for legal challenges. The DeKalb County Board approved a landfill expansion in 2010 that would allow Waste Management to receive garbage from 17 counties. The additional revenue would provide the $27 million needed to expand the DeKalb County Jail. The County Board’s approval came despite an official stance against the expansion from Cortland Township.

switch in strategy by Republicans, whose insistence on deep spending cuts as a trade-off for a higher debt limit more than a year ago pushed the government to the brink of an unprecedented default. With polls showing their public support lagging, they now look ahead to a new season of potential showdowns, with a reshuffled batting order that moves the threat of a default to the back of a line that includes March 1 across-theboard spending cuts and the March 27 expiration of funding for most federal agencies.

U.S. looking at action against cyberattacks WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is considering more assertive action against Beijing to combat a persistent cyber-espionage campaign it believes Chinese hackers are waging against U.S. companies and government agencies. As The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers, cybersecurity experts said the U.S. government is eyeing more pointed diplomatic and trade measures. Two former U.S. officials said the administration is preparing a new National Intelligence Estimate that, when complete, is expected to detail the cyberthreat, particularly from

China, as a growing economic problem. Neither of the former officials was authorized to discuss the classified report and spoke only on condition of anonymity.

Iran says it will speed up nuclear program VIENNA – In a defiant move ahead of nuclear talks, Iran has announced plans to vastly increase its pace of uranium enrichment, which can make both reactor fuel and the fissile core of warheads. Eager to avoid scuttling those negotiations, world powers are keeping their response low-key. Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency of its intentions last week, and the IAEA informed member nations in an internal note seen by The Associated Press on Thursday. The brief note quoted Iran as saying new-generation IR2m “centrifuge machines ... will be used” to populate a new “unit” – a technical term for an assembly that can consist of as many as 3,132 centrifuges. It gave no timeframe. A senior diplomat familiar with the issue said work had not started, adding that it would take weeks, if not months, to have the new machines running once technicians started putting them in. He demanded anonymity because he was not authorized to divulge confidential information. –Wire reports


Northern Illinois University Athletic Director Jeff Compher (center) chats in a hallway of Altgeld Hall on Thursday during the check-in period of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in DeKalb.

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SYCAMORE – Harold G. Palmer, 89, of Sycamore, Ill., and formerly of Wheaton, died Jan. 30, 2013. He was a World War II ex-prisoner of war and U.S. Army Air Force veteran. He was the beloved husband of Betty Palmer and the late Rita Palmer; loving father of Harold Jr. (Barbara) Palmer, Royal (Linda) Palmer and Patricia (Gordon) Henson; devoted grandfather of Anita (Andrew) Hall, Elaine (Brian) Staley, Mary Jean (Ted) Cravens, Laura (Dan) DeWitt and Amanda (Mike) Henry; great-grandfather of Emily, Christopher, Matthew, Hayden, Ella, Jonah, Jacob, Maile, Simon and Zoe; fond brother the late Howard Palmer and the late Shirley Roth; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at WilliamsKampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton (one block east of Naperville Road). Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery in Wheaton. For information, call 630-6680016 or visit To sign the online guest book, visit

RONALD W. ‘SPIKE’ MCGRAW Born: Dec. 16, 1921, in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada Died: Jan. 30, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Ronald W. “Spike” McGraw, 91, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. Born Dec. 16, 1921, in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Arthur Kent and Margaret (Forbes) McGraw, Ronald grew up in Glencoe, Ill., after his family immigrated to the United States in 1922. He graduated from New Trier High School. In 1940, Ronald enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he was a pilot officer during World War II. During a bombing mission in 1942, his plane was shot down

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but he safely parachuted. Captured, he was a prisoner of war for two and a half years. Returning from the war, Ronald married Grace Parks, his childhood sweetheart, on Sept. 12, 1945. Ronald had a 35-year career as a construction superintendent with Otis Elevator and retired at age 62. Grace and Ronald soon moved to North Port, Fla., where they enjoyed their retirement for the next 20 years. Ronald led a very busy life during retirement – golfing, fishing, going on cruises and spending time with their many friends. Ronald became very involved with the ex-POW group, as well as volunteering with Meals on Wheels and Shriners, and being everyone’s handyman, as he had the ability to fix anything. Ronald was known for his great sense of humor and being a very generous and kind man who would do anything for anyone. He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Dennis) Gorman of DeKalb and Susie (John) Dupont of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; grandchildren, Matt and Nina Gorman of DeKalb, Amie (Cameron) Whiteley of Fallbrook, Calif., and Jeff Dupont of Denver; and greatgranddaughter, Samantha Grace Whiteley of Fallbrook. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Grace, in 2010; grandson, Peter Williams Dupont; brother, James; and his parents. His family offers special thanks to Dr. Dhaval Thakker for his compassion and dedication, and the Oak Crest staff for their devotion and kindness shown to him over the years. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Janet Hunt, First Lutheran Church, DeKalb, officiating. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Satur-

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day at Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald W. McGraw Memorial Fund for “We Honor Veterans,” a partner of DeKalb County Hospice, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

VERNA JEAN (NELSON) HARMON Died: Jan. 30, 2013, in Sycamore, Ill. Verna Jean (Nelson) Harmon, 79, of Sycamore, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, with services following at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Erie. For information, visit www. Visit

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Don’t take any chances on ice

Praise be, I’m liberal – and just like you

Recently, a reader wanted to know whether I was aware that Creators Syndicate, which distributes my column, identifies me as a “liberal” on its website. Is this really the first thing you want readers to know about you? she wondered. Her intentions were kind. I assured her I’m fine with it. I already had been a columnist for five years when, in 2008, Creators started identifying all of us by our politics to give newspaper clients a better idea of who we are. At first, I bristled. I was afraid the label would alienate conservative readers who think liberal women hate God, men and marriage – a prevalent theme of angry mail. I also thought it defined me too narrowly. I’m a lot of things, I whined to nobody interested in listening. “Liberal” doesn’t begin to tell that story. My editor helped me get over myself. He said I could drop the label. Like a recalcitrant teenager who crumbles in the face of parental largesse, I decided to let it be. Really, it’s truth in advertising. I grew up in a working-class family that praised God, Democrats and union benefits. I am a liberal, out of gratitude and with no apology. Declaring that upfront is either an assurance or a warning, depending on your point of view, but at least you can’t accuse me of a bait-and-switch. President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address has sparked a lot of discussion about what it means to be a liberal in 2013. Amazingly, he sounded like one, which made a lot of us happy and others wail like the wounded. Much of the commentary has focused on this passage of the president’s address: “It is now our generation’s task to

VIEWS Connie Schultz carry on what those pioneers began, for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well. “Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity, until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. “Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.” Listening to this was not an intellectual exercise for me. It was personal. The president talked about fair wages for women, and I thought of our own grown daughters. He spoke of gay rights, and I saw the minister who officiated at our wedding and the other dear friend who helped me plan it. When the president championed voting rights, I recalled the recent efforts to suppress turnout in Ohio, where I live. When he talked about bright young immigrants, I heard the Mexican mother’s sobs as she described to me her 11-year-

old daughter’s suicide in the town where I was born. When the president talked about keeping our children safe, I thought of Newtown, yes, but also the high school students shot dead a year ago in Chardon, Ohio. You didn’t have to be a liberal to be moved by the president’s speech, but maybe you have to be one to admit it. Some people argue that such labels serve only to limit our understanding of one another. I see them as helpful hints to get the conversation started. They tell you something about another human being, but not everything. Curiosity wrapped in good intentions will determine how much we learn. We’re full of surprises, every last one of us. The label next to my name reads, “Liberal.” That doesn’t tell you that my feet barely touched the ground for a week after we welcomed our second grandson into the world. It also doesn’t tell you that Jesus smiles through a piece of stained glass in my kitchen window. And it doesn’t tell you that last week, I cradled our 18-year-old cat in my arms and rocked her for the last 10 hours of her life – that every time she looked up at me, I kissed the top of her head and she closed her eyes. When she died, I cried and cried. In that moment, this liberal was like every right-winger whose heart has broken with that sad goodbye.

•฀Connie฀Schultz฀is฀a฀Pulitzer฀Prizewinning columnist and an essayist for Parade magazine. She is the author of two books, including “...and His Lovely Wife,” which chronicled the successful race of her husband, Sherrod Brown, for the U.S. Senate.

A pair of ice fishermen who fell through the ice on Shabbona Lake on Monday afternoon were lucky to escape without serious injuries. The men, ages 66 and 71, realized that the ice they were standing on wasn’t solid enough to hold them and were trying to head back when one fell in up to his chest, and another fell in up to his knees before grabbing onto an ice shanty. Luckily, they were able to pull themselves out and only needed to warm themselves in an ambulance. But their story should be a cautionary tale about the hazards of venturing onto frozen-over lakes and ponds this winter. The freeze-thaw cycles we have experienced this season have not left the ice as sturdy as one might assume. Last week, the area shivered through several days of singledigit temperatures. Then, on Tuesday, we experienced a record high, with the thermometer topping 60 degrees in some places. Thursday we were back in the deep-freeze again. Who knows what to make of the roller coaster ride we’ve been on this winter. We do know this, though: Whether you’re looking to iceskate, snowmobile, ice-fish or whatever, don’t take any chances when venturing out onto iced-over bodies of water. If there’s any doubt, just don’t do it. There are ways to determine whether ice is safe to tread on – by assessing its color, texture and thickness. Recent temperatures and the size of the body of water are also factors. If you are considering on-ice activities, check with a local bait shop or other local authority on the ice conditions, and check the ice yourself when you get there, as well. If you’re not an expert, you shouldn’t pretend to be one. And you certainly shouldn’t guess. Yes, there’s fun to be had on frozen ponds and lakes. But it’s not worth taking the chance if you’re not certain that the ice is safe. And just because it is safe in one part of a lake or pond doesn’t mean it is safe throughout. If you’re not 100 percent sure, don’t take that chance.


President should move on Keystone XL pipeline After giving an unabashedly liberal inaugural address, approving a pipeline that environmental groups say will contribute greatly to global warming and possibly taint a major Midwestern aquifer would probably not be among President Barack Obama’s priorities for his second term. But the president should do so and soon, before the Republicans and the energy industry on one side and the environmentalists on the other can make it a major political issue. And it would remove a major irritant in U.S.-Canadian relations since the Canadians very much want to see it built. One by one the Obama administration’s objections to the $7 billion project, which would carry 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Canada’s tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, have been met. Nebraska, the state that potentially could be most adversely affected by a spill from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, has signed off on the project, as have the other five states the line will cross. House Speaker John Boehner said Nebraska’s approval of the route “means there is no bureaucratic excuse, hurdle or catch President Obama can use to delay this project any further.” Actually, there is one: The State Department is reviewing the project, which was first proposed in 2008. The study is expected to approve the project in March, which would leave the administration truly out of excuses. Obama professes to be serious about climate change, but the various forms of “clean” energy have yet to be proved economically and technologically feasible on anything like the scale needed to fill America’s energy needs. Thanks to major finds of natural gas and oil, the United States is virtually energy independent and is actually exporting modest amounts of oil. Given the instability of many of the global energy-producing areas, that independence should not be surrendered lightly. San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times

Extroverts fail, introverts flounder, the rest likely to succeed By DANIEL H. PINK Special to the Washington Post Spend a day with any leader in any organization, and you’ll quickly discover that the person you’re shadowing, whatever his or her official title or formal position, is actually in sales. These leaders are often pitching customers and clients, of course. But they’re also persuading employees, convincing suppliers, sweet-talking funders or cajoling a board. At the core of their exalted work is a less glamorous truth: Leaders sell. So what kind of personality makes the best salesperson – and therefore, presumably, the most effective leader? Most of us would say extroverts. These wonderfully gregarious folks, we like to think, have the right stuff for the role.

They’re at ease in social settings. They know how to strike up conversations. They don’t shrink from making requests. Little wonder, then, that scholars such as Michael Mount of the University of Iowa and others have shown that hiring managers search for this trait when assembling a sales force. The conventional view that extroverts make the finest salespeople is so accepted that we’ve overlooked one teensy flaw: There’s almost no evidence it’s actually true. When social scientists have examined the relationship between extroverted personalities and sales success – that is, how often the cash register rings – they’ve found the link to be, at best, flimsy. For instance, one of the most comprehensive investigations, a meta-analysis

of 35 studies of nearly 4,000 salespeople, found that the correlation between extroversion and sales performance was essentially zero. Does this mean instead that introverts, the soft-spoken souls more at home in a study carrel than on a sales call, are more effective? Not at all. The answer, in new research from Adam Grant, the youngest tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Management, is far more intriguing. In a study that will be published later this year in the journal Psychological Science, Grant collected data from sales representatives at a software company. He began by giving reps an often-used personality assessment that measures introversion and extroversion on a 1-to-7 scale, with

1 being most introverted and 7 being most extroverted. Then he tracked their performance over the next three months. The introverts fared worst; they earned average revenue of $120 per hour. The extroverts performed slightly better, pulling in $125 per hour. But neither did nearly as well as a third group: the ambiverts. Ambiverts, a term coined by social scientists in the 1920s, are people who are neither extremely introverted nor extremely extroverted. Think back to that 1-to-7 scale that Grant used. Ambiverts aren’t 1s or 2s, but they’re not 6s or 7s either. They’re 3s, 4s and 5s. They’re not quiet, but they’re not loud. They know how to assert themselves, but they’re not pushy. In Grant’s study, ambiverts earned average hourly revenues

of $155, beating extroverts by a healthy 24 percent. In fact, the salespeople who did the best of all, earning an average of $208 per hour, had scores of 4.0, smack in the middle of the introversion-extroversion scale. What’s more, when Grant plotted total sales revenue against the scale, he found that revenue peaked in the center and fell off considerably as personality moved toward either the introverted or extroverted poles. Those high in extroversion fared scarcely better than those high in introversion, and both lagged far behind their counterparts in the moderate middle. What holds for actual salespeople holds equally for the quasi-salespeople known as leaders. Extroverts can talk too much and listen too little.

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They can overwhelm others with the force of their personalities. Sometimes they care too deeply about being liked and not enough about getting tough things done. But the answer – whether you’re pushing Nissans on a car lot or leading a major nonprofit or corporation – isn’t to lurch to the opposite end of the spectrum. Introverts have their own challenges. They can be too shy to initiate, too skittish to deliver unpleasant news and too timid to close the deal. Ambiverts, though, strike the right balance. They know when to speak up and when to shut up, when to inspect and when to respond, when to push and when to hold back.

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High pressure will settle in to our southwest. This will result in a west/northwesterly wind that will keep temperatures about 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Bundle up as wind chills remain below 0. Light snow will fall into early Saturday with 1-2 inches possible. Drier air works in for Sunday, as another quick moving system arrives Monday with more snow.





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DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 18° Low .............................................................. 10° Normal high ............................................. 29° Normal low ............................................... 13° Record high .............................. 57° in 2012 Record low ............................... -16° in 1996

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........ Trace Month to date ....................................... 2.73” Normal month to date ....................... 1.48” Year to date ............................................ 2.73” Normal year to date ............................ 1.48”

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Lake Geneva 8/6

The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.


Rockford 10/8

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 12/11

When was the coldest arctic outbreak in the U.S.?

Joliet 14/14

La Salle 12/12

Evanston 12/10 Chicago 11/8

Aurora 11/10


Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Waukegan 8/8

Arlington Heights 10/8

DeKalb 12/9

Main offender ................................................... N.A.

Streator 17/16

A: Feb. 11-14, 1899. Subzero (F) to the Gulf Coast. -61 (F) in Montana.

Sunrise today ................................ 7:07 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 5:10 p.m. Moonrise today ......................... 11:24 p.m. Moonset today ............................. 9:34 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:06 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 5:11 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow .......................... none Moonset tomorrow ................. 10:09 a.m.

Kenosha 8/7

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Janesville 9/7

Hammond 14/14 Gary 14/13 Kankakee 14/14

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Brownsville, Texas, and Juneau, Alaska, both had temperatures of 32 degrees on Feb. 1, 1985. On that same day, 2 inches of snow accumulated in Dallas, Texas.

Peoria 18/16

Pontiac 18/17


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Tracy Abrams and the Illini, once ranked as high as No. 10, lose to No. 13 Michigan State, 80-75, falling for the fifth time in their past six games. PAGE B2

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T’wolves win it in overtime AP photo

Grace sentenced to jail in Arizona DUI case PHOENIX – Former Arizona Diamondbacks TV analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program. The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Cubs pleaded guilty Thursday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. Grace was arrested in August in Scottsdale – his second drunken driving arrest in 15 months – and could have faced more than three years in prison. He had pleaded not guilty in October to four felony counts of aggravated DUI and was scheduled to go on trial March 19. The Diamondbacks fired him as their analyst after the August arrest but later invited him to participate in a fantasy camp. A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman said the jail sentence begins Feb. 10. Grace also must serve two years of probation. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at Vancouver, 9 p.m., CSN+ Things may get heated in this matchup. The last one, a 2-1 overtime win for the Hawks on March 21, led to defenseman Duncan Keith’s five-game suspension for a hit that caused Daniel Sedin to miss nine regular-season and three postseason games with a concussion. “We expect a playoff-type [atmosphere]. It’s an important game for everybody,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “When we go there the building is alive and it will be an exciting game.” The Hawks (6-0-1), who have earned 13 of a possible 14 points to start the season, set a franchise record by winning their first six games before falling 3-2 in a shootout to Minnesota on Wednesday to begin a six-game road trip.

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Indian Creek’s Garrison Govig tries to take a shot while being pressured by two Newark defenders in the third quarter of a Little Ten Conference tournament semifinal Thursday night. The Timberwolves won, 58-57, in overtime to advance to today’s final, where they will play Hinckley-Big Rock.

LTC tourney scoreboard Thursday’s semifinals No. 1 Hinckley-Big Rock 58, No. 4 Paw Paw 47 No. 3 Indian Creek 58, No. 2 Newark 57 (OT) Thursday’s consolation semifinals No. 5 Somonauk 79, No. 8 LaMoille 47 No. 7 Serena 57, No. 6 Leland-Earlville 46 Today’s consolation Somonauk vs. Serena, 5 p.m. Today’s third-place game Paw Paw vs. Newark, 6:30 p.m. Today’s final Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Indian Creek, 8 p.m.

Govig’s free throw sets up final with H-BR By ROSS JACOBSON SOMONAUK – When Newark’s desperation 3-point attempt on its final possession of regulation fell short, everybody in Somonauk’s gym thought the game was over and Indian Creek had won. If Newark senior Brett Anderson’s 3 had hit any part of the rim, the game would’ve been over. If his shot had caught a piece of the backboard, the game would’ve been finished. Instead, it found all air, falling graciously into the hands of teammate Jack Clausel, who immediately tossed it up off the glass for a layup, tying the score just before the buzzer sounded. But despite Newark’s fourth-

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos and more – log on to quarter heroics, Indian Creek rallied in the extra period as center Garrison Govig hit one of two free throws with 9.6 seconds left to give the Timberwolves an exhilarating 58-57 victory in the Little Ten conference tournament semifinals. Indian Creek advances to today’s 8 p.m. championship game against Hinckley-Big Rock, which

defeated Paw Paw, 58-47, in Thursday’s first semifinal. “It was heart-breaking, obviously, but we just had to stay tough and keep rolling with the punches,” Govig said. “We knew we could do it. We knew once we got into overtime, ... it was tip ball again.” Indian Creek (13-8) seemed to have the game wrapped up in the fourth quarter after Kyle Lieving found Govig on a feed inside to give the Timberwolves a 39-31 lead with less than five minutes to play. Govig had a team-high 27 points on 12-for-19 shooting, including a string of seven consecutive makes between the first and third quarters.

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Klambauer gives Royals needed lift H-BR (19-3), the defending tournament champion, advances to the final of the tournament SOMONAUK – With fouls pil- for the second straight season. ing up for Hinckley-Big Rock’s The Royals will play indian starters, Andrew Klambauer Creek, which defeated Newark, provided a much-needed spark 58-57, in Thursday’s second semifinal, at 8 p.m. today. off the bench. “I was open and I when I had Klambauer had 12 points in a reserve role, knocking down a shot I took it,” Klambauer four 3-pointers as the Royals said. “I didn’t hesitate. We’ve Rob Winner – never trailed in a 58-47 win over got nine seniors and all of them Hinckley-Big Rock’s Andrew Klambauer takes a shot in the fourth quarter of the Royals’ Paw Paw in the first semifinal play really well. It’s kind of nice Little Ten Conference tournament semifinal game against Paw Paw on Thursday night in Thursday night in the Little See ROYALS, page B3 Somonauk. The Royals won, 58-47. Ten Tournament.



Painful losses endure for QB’s family NEW ORLEANS – Lance Kaepernick was 23 days old when he died. He seemed normal when his parents brought him home. Then everything, suddenly, went tragically wrong. Two open heart surgeries couldn’t save the tiny baby Rick and Teresa Kaepernick had so joyfully welcomed into their lives. Their next son never made it out of the hospital. Kent Kaepernick was 4 days old when he died, also of a heart defect. “You’re 25, 26 and you have two sons buried,” Rick Kaep-

VIEWS Tim Dahlberg ernick said. “You grow up in a hurry.” A daughter, Devon, would follow, joining their healthy, first-born son, Kyle. By then, though, the Kaepernicks were done taking chances and doctors warned them against trying for another pregnancy. “Maybe the kids would have lived today with all the advances that have been

made,” Rick said. “But it just wasn’t to be.” But the yearning didn’t stop, and one day Teresa told her husband she was ready for another baby. Their new son was 5 weeks old when they first held him at the Lutheran Social Services office in Appleton, Wis. He was healthy, vibrant and full of life. On Sunday he’ll be behind center, trying to win a Super Bowl for the San Francisco 49ers.

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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks with reporters Thursday in New Orleans. The 49ers are scheduled to play the Ravens on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII.

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Boys Basketball Sycamore at Morris, 7 p.m. Kaneland at Yorkville, 7:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Indian Creek in Little 10 tournament final, 8 p.m. at Somonauk Girls Basketball Sycamore at Morris, 5:30 p.m. Kaneland at Yorkville, 6 p.m. Rockford Christian at GenoaKingston, 7 p.m.


Boys Basketball DeKalb at Rochelle, 6 p.m. G-K at Burlington Central, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Kaneland at IMSA, 1:30 p.m. Lena-Winslow at H-BR, 2:30 p.m. DeKalb at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb at Conference Meet, TBA Girls Bowling DeKalb, Kaneland, Sycamore at Schaumburg Sectional Wrestling DeKalb at Huntley Regional G-K at Harvard Regional Kaneland, Sycamore at Sycamore Regional


Girls Basketball Sycamore at IMSA, 7 p.m. Hiawatha vs. South Beloit at Alden-Hebron Regional, 7:30 p.m.


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CALEB MOORE: 1987-2013


Winter X Games snowmobiler dies Fatality 1st in the 18-year history of Winter X Games By PAT GRAHAM The Associated Press DENVER – Caleb Moore was a Texas kid drawn to the snow, rehearsing complicated tricks on a snowmobile into a foam pit back home until they became second nature and ready for the mountains. With his younger brother following along and constantly pushing him, Moore became a rising talent in action sports. The innovative freestyle snowmobile rider, who was hurt in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, died Thursday morning. He was 25. Moore had been undergoing care at a hospital in Grand Junction since the Jan. 24 crash. Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson confirmed his death, the first in the 18-year history of the X Games. “He lived his life to the fullest. He was an inspiration,” Lawson said. A former all-terrain vehicle racer, Moore switched over

to snowmobiles as a teenager and quickly rose to the top of the sport. He won four Winter X Games medals, including a bronze last season when his younger brother, Colten, captured gold. Caleb Moore was attempting a backflip in the freestyle event in Aspen last week when the skis on his 450-pound snowmobile caught the lip Caleb Moore of the landing area, sending him flying over the handlebars. Moore landed face first into the snow with his snowmobile rolling over him. Moore stayed down for quite some time, before walking off with help and going to a hospital to treat a concussion. Moore developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to a hospital in Grand Junction for surgery. The family later said that Moore, of Krum, Texas, also had a complication involving his brain. Colten Moore was injured in a separate crash that same night. He suffered a separated pelvis in the spill. The family said in a statement they were grateful for all

the prayers and support they have received from people around the world. X Games officials expressed their condolences and said Moore, a four-time X Games medalist, would be remembered “for his natural passion for life and his deep love for his family and friends.” B.C. Vaught, Caleb Moore’s agent for almost a decade, said he first saw Moore when he was racing an ATV in Minnesota and signed him up to star in some action sports movies. Later, Moore wanted to make the switch from ATVs to snowmobiles and Vaught helped him. A natural talent, it only took Moore two weeks to master a difficult backflip. Moore honed his skills in Krum, a town about 5,000 people 50 miles northwest of Dallas that rarely sees snow. Instead, he worked on tricks by launching his sled into a foam pit. After a brief training run on snow ramps in Michigan, he was ready for his sport’s biggest stage – the 2010 Winter X Games. In that contest, Moore captured a bronze in freestyle and finished sixth in best trick. Two years later, his biography on ESPN said, “Caleb Moore has gone from ‘beginner’s luck’



Mickelson shoots 60

Gilbert, Wogen lead Spartans past Hurricanes Bailey Gilbert had 21 points for the Sycamore girls basketball team in a 53-39 win over Marian Central. Paige Wogen added 15 points for the Spartans, who are now 10-9.

By JOHN NICHOLSON The Associated Press

NIU women’s basketball team loses to E. Michigan The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team still is winless in Mid-American Conference play after a 67-62 loss at Eastern Michigan on Thursday night. Satavia Taylor led the Huskies (5-15, 0-7 MAC) with 23 points. Amanda Corral added 10 and McKenzie Hoelmenn finished with eight. Taylor also had a career-high four blocks. NIU was down by 18 points early in the second half before tying the Eagles (5-15, 3-4 MAC) late in the game, but the Huskies’ run wasn’t enough.

Six Huskies named to Academic All-MAC team The Mid-American Conference announced its Academic AllMAC football team Thursday, and six Northern Illinois players were selected: defensive end Alan Baxter, defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson, punter Ryan Neir, tight end Jason Schepler, safety Courtney Stephen and fullback Rob Sterling. NIU’s total was second-best in the conference behind Toledo, which had seven selections. Jefferson, who holds a 3.69 GPA in accountancy, made the Academic All-MAC team for the third time. Neir, who holds a 4.0 GPA in his MBA program, is a two-time selection.

Kishwaukee College inducts 4 into Hall of Fame Four former Kishwaukee College athletes were inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Adam Chrestman, T.J. Collins, Karen Fenske and Megan Lawler each were honored during an induction ceremony between the women’s and men’s basketball games. Chrestman was a goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team from 2003-05 and was the 2005 Kishwaukee College Male StudentAthlete of the Year. Collins played for the men’s basketball team from 2002-04 and was named a second-team NJCAA All-American in his final season. Fenske served as the director of the Learning Skills Center at Kishwaukee College from 19812012. Lawler played volleyball and basketball from 2006-08, helping the volleyball team to two national championships and a 109-5 overall record. – Staff reports

to ‘serious threat.’ ” That was hardly a surprise to Vaught, who said, “Whatever he wanted to do, he did it.” Vaught said Moore didn’t believe his sport was too extreme, but rather “it was a lifestyle.” He was good at it – along with ATV racing – as he accumulated a garage full of trophies. Fellow snowmobile rider Levi LaVallee recently described Moore as a “fierce competitor.” “A very creative mind,” LaVallee said. “I’ve watched him try some crazy, crazy tricks and some of them were successful, some of them not so much. But he was first guy to get back on a sled and go try it again. It shows a lot of heart.” X Games officials said in a statement that they would conduct a thorough review of freestyle snowmobiling events and adopt any appropriate changes. “For 18 years, we have worked closely on safety issues with athletes, course designers and other experts. Still, when the world’s best compete at the highest level in any sport, risks remain,” they said, noting that Moore was hurt performing a move he had done several times before.

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Michigan State’s Adreian Payne dunks as Illinois defenders Brandon Paul (left), Tyler Griffey (42), Joseph Bertrand (2) and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine (right) watch during the first half of Thursday night’s game in East Lansing, Mich. The Illini lost, 80-75.


Spartans pull away MSU’s Appling leads pivotal 2nd-half surge By LARRY LAGE The Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. – Illinois had a shot to be the first team in the nation with four wins over currently ranked teams. The Fighting Illini, though, couldn’t follow up a strong first half well enough to knock off No. 13 Michigan State on Thursday night. Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to help the Spartans to an 80-75 victory. The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of the second half to take their first lead, following up on a prediction made by Illini coach John Groce. “The last thing I told those guys before they left the huddle was, ‘Just so you know, they’re going to come at you hard in the second half. They’re going to turn up the heat,’ ” Groce recalled. The Illini (15-7, 2-6), who were ranked as high as No. 10 this season, lost for the fifth time in six games. “We’ve got to realize it’s a long season,” said Brandon Paul, who had 13 points. “We’ve got 10 games left and we can’t dwell on the losses we have.”

Next vs. Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, BTN, AM-560 Illinois has put itself in a tough position for postseason play. “Absolutely, our backs are against the wall,” Groce said. “Nobody is going to give you anything.” Illinois started strong and responded to rallies with shots and stops in the first half. Michigan State played with a lot of energy in the second half. Appling alternated making shots and setting up teammates to score in helping turn a 10-point deficit into a 41-37 lead for the Spartans. The Spartans started the game without senior center Derrick Nix, finished it without sophomore guard Travis Trice and played much of the second half without freshman guard Gary Harris. Nix didn’t start because coach Tom Izzo said the captain missed some academic appointments. He entered the game midway through the first half and finished with eight points. Trice, a key guard off the bench, was limited to 11 minutes in the first half because of a blow he took to the head on a shot attempt. Trice missed five games after breaking his nose and getting a concussion in the seasonopening loss to Connecticut. Harris, a starter, went to the

locker room midway through the second half with back spasms and returned to the bench, but not the game. Harris had 14 points, fellow freshman Denzel Valentine also scored 14, Braden Dawson had 12 points and nine rebounds and Adreian Payne added eight points, including a dunk off an alley-oop pass with 1:45 left to put the Spartans up 72-67. Appling’s spinning, scooping layup put them ahead by six points with 45 seconds remaining to essentially seal the victory that kept Michigan State undefeated at home this season. Appling bounced back from a three-point, no-assist, five-foul performance Sunday in a five-point loss at Indiana. Tracy Abrams scored 16 points for Illinois, D.J. Richardson had 14 and reserve Myke Henry 11. “Our defense wasn’t good enough,” Groce said. “Offensively, we were good for the most part.” The Spartans led by eight points midway through the second half, but couldn’t put away a team that has been talented enough to beat some of the top teams in college basketball. Illinois has beaten No. 7 Gonzaga by 11 points, No. 9 Butler by 17 and No. 11 Ohio State by 19 points. Since beating the Buckeyes on Jan. 5, the Illini lost lopsided games to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Michigan with their only win during the slump coming against 11th-place Nebraska.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Phil Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup and started to walk toward the hole, ready to celebrate golf’s magic number. Right at the end, though, the ball caught the right edge of the cup, curled 180 degrees to the other side of the hole and stayed out. A fraction of inch turned cheers to gasps and cost him a 59 on Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open. “Six feet to go, it was in the center,” Mickelson said. “Three feet to go, it was in the center. A foot to go, it was in the center, Phil Mickelson and even as it’s approaching the hole, I couldn’t envision which side of the hole it could possibly miss on, and it ended up somehow just dying off at the end, catching the lip.” His caddie, Jim Mackay, fell to his knees and stayed there several seconds. “He could not have hit a better putt,” Mackay said. Playing partners Jason Dufner and Rickie Fowler also watched in disbelief when the 25foot birdie putt lipped out. “Unlucky,” Dufner said. “He was walking it in.” “I thought it was in,” Fowler said. “I was pulling for him.” Mickelson settled for an 11-under-par 60 at TPC Scottsdale, matching the tournament record he already shared with Grant Waite and Mark Calcavecchia. “Well, 60 is awesome,” Mickelson said. “Last time I shot 60 here in ’05, I birdied like the last three or four holes just to do that, and I was ecstatic, and I’m ecstatic to shoot 60. But there’s a big difference between 60 and 59. Not that big between 60 and 61, there really isn’t. But there’s a big barrier, a Berlin Wall barrier, between 59 and 60. “I shot it in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. I shot 58 in a practice round. But to do it in a tournament would have been historic for me, something I’d always remember, and I’ll always remember that putt on the last hole probably, too.” Finishing his round on the front nine, the 42-year-old former Arizona State star birdied the par-3 seventh to reach 11 under. “Probably the best shot of the day because it’s a tucked little pin over that bunker and I hit a 6-iron to 4 or 5 feet,” Mickelson said. “It was really a good shot from 196 yards.” He parred the par-4 eighth, leaving an 18-footer a rotation short. “That putt is so fast down to that right pin because it’s going toward the valley, it’s downhill and down grain,” Mickelson said. “I thought, ‘I can’t leave it short.’ So, I just got it right on line and it was tracking and it pulled up short.”


Sunday in New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 5:30 p.m., CBS

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Bulls 28 17 .622 Indiana 27 19 .587 Milwaukee 24 20 .545 Detroit 17 29 .370 Cleveland 13 33 .283 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 28 15 .651 Brooklyn 27 19 .587 Boston 22 23 .489 Philadelphia 19 26 .422 Toronto 16 30 .348 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 29 13 .690 Atlanta 26 19 .578 Orlando 14 31 .311 Washington 11 33 .250 Charlotte 11 34 .244

GB — 1½ 3½ 11½ 15½ GB — 2½ 7 10 13½ GB — 4½ 16½ 19 19½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 37 11 .771 Memphis 29 16 .644 Houston 25 23 .521 Dallas 19 26 .422 New Orleans 15 31 .326 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 35 11 .761 Denver 29 18 .617 Utah 25 21 .543 Portland 23 22 .511 Minnesota 17 25 .405 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 34 13 .723 Golden State 28 17 .622 L.A. Lakers 20 26 .435 Sacramento 17 30 .362 Phoenix 16 30 .348

GB — 6½ 12 16½ 21 GB — 6½ 10 11½ 16 GB — 5 13½ 17 17½

Thursday’s Results Oklahoma City 106, Memphis 89 Dallas at Golden State (n) Today’s Games L.A. Clippers at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 6 p.m. Bulls at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 8 p.m. Portland at Utah, 8 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Bulls at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Houston, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Portland, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Van Exel’s son convicted of murder DALLAS (AP) – A North Texas jury has found the 22-year-old son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel guilty of murder in the shooting death of a longtime friend. A Dallas County jury deliberated about 2½ hours before returning its guilty verdict Thursday against Nickey Maxwell Van Exel. The penalty phase begins today. His father played 13 seasons in the NBA and is now a player development instructor for the Atlanta Hawks.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 7 6 0 1 13 St. Louis 7 6 1 0 12 Detroit 6 3 2 1 7 Columbus 8 2 5 1 5 Nashville 6 1 2 3 5 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota 7 4 2 1 9 Edmonton 6 4 2 0 8 Vancouver 7 3 2 2 8 Colorado 7 3 4 0 6 Calgary 5 1 3 1 3 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 6 6 0 0 12 Anaheim 5 3 1 1 7 Dallas 7 2 4 1 5 Los Angeles 5 2 2 1 5 Phoenix 7 2 4 1 5

GF GA 24 16 28 14 15 17 14 26 10 18 GF GA 19 19 17 15 19 19 16 19 14 21 GF GA 26 10 17 17 13 18 11 14 22 22

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Islanders 7 4 2 1 9 27 23 New Jersey 6 3 0 3 9 16 14 Pittsburgh 7 4 3 0 8 19 18 N.Y. Rangers 7 3 4 0 6 16 20 Philadelphia 7 2 5 0 4 14 20 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 7 5 1 1 11 23 19 Ottawa 7 5 1 1 11 24 13 Montreal 6 4 2 0 8 18 15 Toronto 7 4 3 0 8 21 22 Buffalo 7 3 3 1 7 23 23 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 6 5 1 0 10 29 15 Winnipeg 7 3 3 1 7 21 24 Carolina 5 2 3 0 4 14 18 Florida 7 2 5 0 4 16 27 Washington 7 1 5 1 3 15 25 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Thursday’s Results Buffalo 7, Boston 4 Toronto 3, Washington 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 4 (OT) Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 St. Louis 4, Columbus 1 Florida 6, Winnipeg 3 Colorado 6, Calgary 3 Nashville at Los Angeles (n) Edmonton at San Jose (n) Today’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Blackhawks at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games New Jersey at Pittsburgh, noon Buffalo at Montreal, 1 p.m. Edmonton at Colorado, 2 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Blackhawks at Calgary, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.


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Insider Loss to Barbs learning experience

A closer look at the girls basketball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... KATE THUESTAD Indian Creek, senior, forward Thuestad scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 43-32 win over Pecatonica on Monday. The Timberwolves dominated the boards, with Samantha Mosley and Josie Diehl each grabbing double-digit rebounds.


Kaneland at Yorkville, 7 p.m. today Kaneland will be tested against one of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East’s top teams.

DeKalb at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Thursday Sycamore coach Brett Goff hopes the relaxed environment at home will help the Spartans improve from their loss to the Barbs at the NIU Convocation Center.


1. DeKalb (21-3, 8-0 NI Big 12 East) The Barbs showed once again that they’re a cut above the rest of the area teams by beating Sycamore, 36-18, on Jan. 25. 2. Kaneland (12-10, 4-4 NI Big 12 East) The Knights need to fix their free-throw shooting to be a threat down the stretch. 3. Sycamore (10-9, 2-5 NI Big 12 East) The Spartans hope their loss to DeKalb makes them a better team. 4. Indian Creek (13-12, 2-3 Little Ten) The Timberwolves’ post trio of Samantha Mosley, Kate Thuestad and Josie Diehl had a nice game in a win against Pecatonica. 4. Hinckley-Big Rock (14-12, 5-1 LTC) The Royals beat St. Edward on Tuesday, and have one game remaining in the regular season. 6. Hiawatha (7-13, 1-4 LTC) Dani Clark has had a strong season for the Hawks. 7. Genoa-Kingston (2-22, 1-9 Big Northern East) The Cogs have improved defensively throughout the season.

people. Every game, it seems like we have a three- or four-minute stretch of mental mistakes that really come down and hurt us at the end of the game.”

Sycamore coach says team better for playing Barbs

Kaneland struggling with free throws


Kaneland coach Ernie Colombe tracks his team’s free-throw percentage in practice, and that numSycamore did not come close ber has stayed above the 70-perto beating DeKalb on Jan. 5 at the cent threshold throughout the Convocation Center in DeKalb. season. In games, the Knights were But coach Brett Goff said he pushing 70 percent for most of thinks his team is better simply the season, closing in on a school by playing against an elite team such as the Barbs. Rob Winner – record for free-throw percentage. Then, free-throw shooting be“We learned what defensive DeKalb’s Rachel Torres drives to the basket against Sycamore during the third came a problem. In one close loss, intensity is,” Goff said. “DeKalb quarter Jan. 25 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Barbs won, 36-18. the Knights shot only 6 for 23. In a plays extremely hard. They’re a talented group, and they could game,” Henkel said. “When we go one-point, overtime loss to SycaGoff said. “They’re getting there. more last week, Kaneland took 23 I think they’ve shown the last cou- through our rough patches in a probably get by in games, such ple of days in practice that they’re game, it’s because we just kind of less free throws than the Spartans. as against us, and probably play “In a tight, one- or two-point capable of doing more than what not as hard as they want to and mentally break down.” ball game, there’s the bright, neon probably still win, but every game they have been in games.” Henkel has tried to make sure glowing sign, there’s the game,” I’ve seen this year, DeKalb plays practices are detail-oriented and Colombe said. very hard.” G-K needs more consistency that players stay disciplined for The good news for Colombe is With a freshman and sophoentire practices. If they can play Genoa-Kingston coach Kyle that he thinks the Spartans’ freemore-dominated team, the step an entire consistent game, they Henkel has seen improvement in up to varsity basketball has been have a shot at adding to their two- throw woes are a fixable problem. his team’s play throughout the “We still feel pretty good,” Coa steep one for Goff’ players. Seeseason, particularly on the defen- win season. lombe said. “We’ve lost some tough ing a top varsity team might go a “We’ve seen flashes of how we sive side of the ball. games, but I think that a lot of long way to helping Sycamore’s can play, but we definitely need Now, the challenge is putting stuff that has happened is correctdevelopment. to get rid of the mental mistakes, together an entire game free of able. The kids are positive, we’re mental lapses. “A lot of them were playing and there are some loose ends “We’re really trying to foeighth-grade basketball last year, that need to be tied up,” Henkel in good spirits, and we’re looking cus on the mental aspect of the so that’s a big jump for them,” said. “At times, we can play with forward to the stretch run here.”

Coaches gearing up for stretch run Heading into the final stretch of the season, every coach is asking the same question: “How do I get my team to peak at the right time?” That’s the ultimate question for coaches, and it’s almost impossible to give a universal answer. “Year to year, that changes based on your personnel,” Kaneland coach Ernie Colombe said. “Toward the end of the year, we’ve cut back practice time a little big, tried to save some legs.” Most teams will shave off time in practice as the season winds

VIEWS Anthony Zilis down, resting their players after a long season. But Sycamore will see an intense schedule in the next week, something coach Brett Goff hopes prepares the Spartans for a postseason run. Goff said he thinks playing against DeKalb and a talented Ottawa team will help them do that. “Playing the likes of DeKalb

Indian Creek looks to avenge loss to H-BR • T’WOLVES

Continued from page B1 “He can put the ball in the basket and he’s so big that he has the ability to do that,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said. “Credit our guards for finding him because that’s a big part of it.” But Newark rallied, carried by Anderson, who scored a game-high 35 points in the loss, including 25 in the second half. After Jaron Todd hit one of two free throws to give Indian Creek a 50-46 lead with 23.9 seconds remaining, Anderson scored a three-point play on the other end to cut the deficit to one. Newark immediately fouled Lieving, who made one of two at the line, leading to Clausel’s last-second layup. Indian Creek wasn’t fazed in overtime. A put-back bucket by Govig put Indian Creek up one with 45 seconds left before Clausel split a pair of free throws on the other end. The Timberwolves called timeout with 16 seconds remaining before, once again, getting the ball inside to Govig. “I thought we grew up a lit-

Continued from page B1 to know we have people that can come in for us if we’re having a rough night.” H-BR couldn’t have scripted a better start, running out to an 18-3 lead in the first quarter. The Royals’ press helped force five Paw Paw turnovers in the first quarter, leading to easy transition points on the other end. “The first quarter was the best we’ve ever played,” H-BR coach Bill Sambrookes said. “Energy, passes, finishing.” Foul trouble plagued H-BR in the second quarter, but the Royals maintained a double-digit lead thanks to their

The most important aspect of making a team peak at the right time – know your players. “With certain kids, you try to up the intensity, give them a little pep talk before the game, and with others you have to know when to lay off,” Goff said. “As a team, you just try to get them on a roll and to do the best they possibly can. It’s not an easy situation as a coach.”

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Team’s all-time leading WR to retire form. I’ve always said that I owe it to the fans to retire as a Packer,” Driver said. “I NEW ORLEANS – No oth- feel like I can still play, but if er uniform would fit Donald I can’t play for my organization, then I can’t play for anyDriver. The Green Bay Packers one else.” Driver finishes his 14-year all-time leading receiver announced his retirement career as Green Bay’s all-time Thursday morning, with a leader in yards receiving public ceremony planned for (10,137 yards), catches (743) Feb. 6 at the Lambeau Field and 1,000-yard seasons (seven), and is third behind Don Atrium. “I’ve always said I never Hutson and Sterling Sharpe want to wear another uni- with 61 touchdown recep-

By NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press

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Indian Creek’s Kyle Lieving (left) looks to control a loose ball late in the fourth quarter of a Little Ten Conference tournament semifinal game against Newark on Thursday night in Somonauk. Indian Creek won, 5857, in overtime. tle bit tonight,” Piekarz said. “We’ve been in these situations before and we haven’t come out on top. It can really deflate you, but we did an outstanding job.” Indian Creek lost to H-BR on the road in early January, but the Timberwolves have been yearning for a rematch with the Royals and a chance

bench. Klambauer hit two big three-pointers in the second quarter as senior Jared Madden sat most of the quarter with two fouls. H-BR went through a fiveminute scoring drought in the third quarter, but managed to take a 13-point lead, 48-35, into the final eight-minute period after a three-pointer from Mitch Ruh and a put-back basket by Nick Gentry near the end of the quarter. “[Gentry and Klambauer] had great games off the bench,” Sambrookes said. “[Andrew] had those four threes and made some nice plays defensively for us. Nick, as big as he is, changes shots in the lane when they get inside ... and

tions. A four-time Pro Bowler, he was Green Bay’s MVP in 2002 and was part of the team that won the Super Bowl following the 2010 season. Only Brett Favre played more games in a Packers uniform. “All 14 years. Every day,” Driver said in an interview on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” when asked what his favorite memory is. “That’s a special place to walk out of, and that’s something I’ll never forget.”

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to win the school’s first conference tournament title since 1991. “We’re pumped. We’re ready to go for [today],” Govig said. “That’s been our ultimate goal, to get back into it. We had a tough nail-biter against them and we feel like on a neutral court anything can happen. We’re going to be ready to go.”

H-BR aiming to repeat as LTC champ ROYALS

and Ottawa over the weekend will make some games we have coming up seem a little easier,” Goff said. For struggling teams, the end of the season can be a complicated time. Genoa-Kingston has won only two games, and coach Kyle Henkel knows it’s important to keep his team engaged. “Keeping positive, not harping on the negatives too much, because it’s a long season, it’s a grind,” Henkel said. “You have to try and keep them in it mentally and keep them positive as much as you can.”

his฀minutes฀for฀Zach฀[Michels]฀ were pretty good.” The Royals featured a balanced attack as Michael Bayler chipped in 12 points and Mitch Ruh had 11, including three three-pointers. Michels also had five steals for H-BR. H-BR, which defeated Indian Creek at home in Little Ten play early last month, will look to win consecutive tournament championships for the first time in school history tonight, something the Royals’ senior class has had on their mind. “That’d be awesome. We talked about that in the locker room,” Klambauer said. “It’s something we’re looking forward to and something that would mean a lot to us.”



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Black ex-coaches say Rooney Rule is broken By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS – Three black former NFL head coaches say the league needs to rethink its Rooney Rule for promoting minority hiring after 15 top vacancies – eight head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions – all were filled by white candidates since the regular season ended a month ago. “I know the concept is good and something we need to do,” said Tony Dungy, who was with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2006 season when he became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl. “Obviously, it’s not working the way it should.” The Rooney Rule, implemented in 2003, was named for Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who steadfastly pushed the league to require every team to interview at least one minority candidate every time there is a coaching or general manager opening. Before the rule went into effect, the NFL had had only six minority head coaches in more than 80 years. Since it has been in place, 12 have been hired. But none was hired this

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The Rooney Rule is broken and must be fixed. That’s how former NFL coaches Tony Dungy (above), Herm Edwards and Jim Caldwell feel after seeing openings for eight head coaches and seven general managers this offseason not go to any minority candidates. Says Dungy: “It’s not working the way it should.” year to replace the two black coaches who were fired – Romeo Crennel in Kansas City and Lovie Smith in Chicago – and the one fired black GM, Rod Graves in Arizona. Herm Edwards, former coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs and now an ESPN analyst, has called for not

only revising the rule but perhaps even changing its name. “When you use the Rooney Rule and not correctly, you put a little bit of a bad mark on Mr. Rooney’s name, and that is not good,” Edwards said Wednesday. “If it keeps going this way, we might need to take his name off the rule. It is not being used in the right manner that Mr. Rooney meant it to be.” Robert Gulliver, the NFL’s executive vice president of human resources, said that the hiring results were “disappointing” and that he expects to make revisions in the rule. The Fritz Pollard Alliance, a group of minority coaches and front-office, scouting and game-day NFL officials, wants the Rooney Rule expanded to apply to coordinators, assistant head coaches and club president positions. Unlike Dungy and Edwards, Jim Caldwell still is coaching, albeit as an assistant. Not only that, his team, the Baltimore Ravens, will play the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl. But he wasn’t even invited to interview for one of the eight vacant coaching jobs, although having a team in the playoffs can be a hindrance to such opportunities.

Macho attitudes still prevail in NFL By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS – Brendon Ayanbadejo has heard from many players who applaud his support of gay marriage – some of them teammates, others from the opposing side of the line. Then, just days before the biggest game of the year, he received a striking reminder of the macho attitudes that still prevail in the NFL. San Francisco cornerback Chris Culliver said he wouldn’t welcome a gay player on his team. Even though he quickly backtracked, the comments underscored what Ayanbadejo already believed: The league still is a long way from embracing its first openly gay player. “It’s going to take a very courageous person to come out,” said Ayanbadejo, a backup

linebacker and special teams ace for the Baltimore Ravens. Culliver apologized Thursday, maintaining that what he said during an interview with comedian Artie Lange during Super Bowl media day – videotaped and posted on the Internet – were not his true beliefs. “That’s not Brendon what I feel in Ayanbadejo my heart,” the defensive back said. But Ayanbadejo, who stirred debate this season by backing a gay-rights amendment in his adopted state of Maryland, estimates that at least half the NFL’s players would agree with what Culliver said, at least privately. Responding to a series of crude questions from Lange,

Culliver said the 49ers didn’t have any gay players, and if they did those players should leave. “Can’t be with that sweet stuff,” he said. “I’m sorry if I offended anyone. They were very ugly comments,” Culliver said. “Hopefully I will learn and grow from this experience and this situation. I love San Francisco.” Whether he was honestly expressing his true feelings or trying to limit the damage, the comments prompted plenty of discussion about a larger issue: Is the NFL – or any major pro sport in the U.S. – ready to accept a player who comes out? Several retired athletes have acknowledged their homosexuality after their careers were over. But no one has revealed it while actually suiting up, no doubt mindful of the divisiveness it might cause in the locker room.


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Kaepernick doesn’t like to talk his life • DAHLBERG

Continued from page B1 “He’s ready to roll,” Rick Kaepernick said this week from his hotel room in this party town. “He’s pretty focused.” If the story of Colin Kaepernick’s meteoric rise from obscurity to superstar in the making is a remarkable one, the story of his life bears some telling, too. Born to a teenager in Wisconsin a quarter century ago, the only memories he has of his early life is with the couple who adopted him. He doesn’t like to talk about it, and has declined chances to meet with his birth mother. For their part, the Kaepernicks particularly dislike it when people refer to their son as adopted. Of course, they couldn’t have imagined when they began the process that the offspring of a blonde, athletic mother and a black father who was out of the picture before he was born, would be a star quarterback. “At the end of the day he’s just our son,” Rick said. The Kaepernicks will be in the stands at the Superdome on Sunday rooting for him. So will about 15 family members, who have cheered him on since he began dominating games – almost from the minute he was old enough to throw a ball. The Colin Kaepernick the public knows is cool and collected, not the least bit nervous about the stage he will be on or the job he has to do. Despite the intense efforts of the media to tease out more sound bites during Super Bowl week, he remains a man of very few words. “What you’re seeing is the way he’s always been. He’s not one to talk a lot about himself,” his dad said. “He doesn’t care who gets the headlines or the credit, and I think you see that in your interviews. He’s just not full

of himself.” That was evident Thursday during Colin Kaepernick’s last media appearance before the big game. He dutifully answered questions without elaborating, never veering off task before it finally was over and he could return to practice. “It’s not that I’m not comfortable with it,” he said. “To me, I’m here to play football. That’s what I want to do.” That’s the quality former Nevada coach Chris Ault saw when his starting quarterback went down and he turned to the redshirt freshman. Kaepernick threw for five touchdowns. It’s what Jim Harbaugh saw when the backup electrified a national audience with a Monday Night Football rout of the Bears in November. Starter Alex Smith was on the bench the rest of the season. It’s the same quality his parents have seen almost from the time he first began to talk in complete sentences. “I’m a parent, but I would say if you sat in the stands and watched him as a kid, you could see he had something,” Rick Kaepernick said. “He has that ‘it’ factor, whatever that ‘it’ is. In basketball, when it came time to take a 3-pointer to tie or win, he wanted the ball. He was never the nervous Nellie, it was like, ‘Give me the ball.’ You could see that at a young age.” That the Kaepernicks are proud parents goes without saying. Every parent who has taken their child to Little League or Pop Warner entertains dreams of someday watching them play in a World Series or Super Bowl. They’re just as proud, though, of how he honors his brothers who never made it. Colin quietly donated part of his first game check to Camp Taylor,

a California charity his parents are involved in for children with heart defects, and last July he visited the camp with them. He showed off his many tattoos while swimming with the kids, letting them climb on his back as he paddled about. He sat on the floor with them and listened as they told him about their different heart conditions, joined them in crafts and ate dinner with them. When it was time to go, the kids hid his car keys, knowing that if you lose something at Camp Taylor you have to sing to get it back. And so, the quarterback towered over them and was joined by his parents for a chorus of “This Little Light of Mine,” a song he learned in Sunday school. “He just loves kids, and he ended up spending six or seven hours there,” his father said. “It’s such a great thing for kids and we want that to be successful. We know how hard it is for parents. So we’re pleased he is doing that.” While their son has been the definition of coolness under pressure in games and in front of cameras and microphones this week, Rick Kaepernick admits to feelings of anxiety and excitement heading into Sunday. He and Teresa have been watching him compete all his life but this, obviously, is on a different level. And while they savor this moment, they also will be thinking of two little guys who never got to live a full life. “There’s not a day that goes by we don’t think of the kids,” Rick said. “Everybody grieves differently and you try to get through it. But you never forget.”

•฀Tim฀Dahlberg฀is฀a฀national sports columnist for The Associated Press.


SECTION C Friday, February 1, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch •

Kyle Bursaw –

Martin Jones, photographed in the sanctuary of the Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb on Bethany Road on Thursday, moved to the area from Dallas a month ago to become the new pastor at the church.

New chapter Evangelical Free Church welcomes new pastor By STEPHANIE HICKMAN


hen the Rev. Martin Jones received a phone call last November from the Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb, he knew it was all part of God’s plan for him. The call was to inform Jones he had been selected to be the church’s new lead pastor, a position he was thrilled to accept. This past New Year’s Eve, he and his family moved from Dallas to DeKalb. The next day, he began his role as lead pastor at E-Free, located at 150 Bethany Road in DeKalb. Originally from a small community northwest of Manchester, England, Jones spent 11 years as an attorney practicing corporate law in the United Kingdom. But, he believed God had other plans in store for him. “God had made it very clear to me that he wanted me to do something else,” he said. While practicing law, Jones said God had given him several signs that pointed to his future as a full-time minister. Though many people from his church in the UK often encouraged him to pursue preaching,

and move to DeKalb within weeks. Jones said the ultimate sign from God came to “It’s incredible to sit back and see God at him while reading a book. As he was reading work,” he said. through the inside cover, Jones came across the Southwestern Seminary, a place he thought was Jones said he is settling into his new role at in Dallas. E-Free wonderfully. He led his first Sunday serAfter doing a bit of online research, Jones vice Jan. 6 among a congregation of more than later discovered Dallas was actually home to the 300 people who have welcomed him with great Dallas Theological Seminary. He continued to enthusiasm. read about the seminary’s theology program and Paul Rogers, E-Free’s pastor of worship immediately felt God calling him and music, said he is especially to this place. pleased with Jones and his preachKnow more “I knew with absolute certainty ing ideals. that that’s where I needed to go,” “He’s been very challenging Evangelical Free Church of in his sermons, and very much he said. Sycamore-DeKalb In 2007, Jones and his famapplication-oriented in how he Address: 150 Bethany Road, tries to bring home the message ily moved more than 4,500 miles DeKalb across the world so he could purto each one of us on a practical Phone: 815-756-8729 sue his preaching ministry. After level,” he said. Online: four years, Jones earned a Master Jones views his philosophy as of Theology and was ready to begin contemporary. He said he works his pastoral work. to communicate the truth of the Jones eventually began talking with the Bible and encourages others to apply this truth pastoral search team at the Evangelical Free to their 21st-century lives. Church in DeKalb, expressing his interest in a “As a pastor, I want people to see how relposition there. evant God is,” he said. “God has always been The church set up a weekend last November relevant.” during which a committee among the congregaJones feels he is always on a mission to comtion got to know him better through a series of municate to people the significant role Jesus can interviews. Upon visiting E-Free, Jones said he play in their lives. and his family could visualize themselves as a Another person who plays a significant role part of the church in the near future. in Jones’ life is his wife, Fiona. Throughout his “We felt this is somewhere God might be calljourney, Jones said Fiona and their two chiling us,” he said. dren, Nathan and Olivia, have been incredibly While Jones was flying back home to Dallas, supportive. Though moving halfway across the the church’s selection committee was voting on world might have been difficult for some, Jones who would be their new lead pastor. As soon as said his family is enjoying the United States and he turned on his cell phone, Jones had a message their transition to DeKalb. waiting for him. They had chosen him for the As for E-Free, both Jones and the church’s position. members are excited and optimistic about God’s Out of hundreds of applicants, the committee plans for the future. Jones said he hopes to see growth within the had narrowed the list down to a few potential church, not only in numbers, but spiritually, pastors, including Jones. But, church member as well. These are changes Jones believes have JoHannah Reardon said the choice was obvialready begun. ous. “He rose to the top,” she said. “The church “We are really entering a new stage of minisvoted him in by a very high percentage.” try,” he said. “The church is starting to look and Jones felt everything was falling into place. feel a little bit different. This is a new chapter He and his family were able to sell their house for us.”


Page C2 • Friday, February 1, 2013 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road 815-756-2131 Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. 815-758-3203 Pastors: Gary Erickson Worship schedule: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10 a.m. Sunday school/ Rally Sunday; 10:10 a.m. adult Sunday forum Highlight of the week: Pastor Dan Wynard will deliver the message during both services. A Youth and Adult Fellowship Event will be at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday with dinner and games, fun and fellowship. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. 815-758-6557 Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Spirit” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road 815-756-1963 Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road 815-756-1010 Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Fellowship Baptist 129 E. Locust St. 815-517-8111 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. 815-758-3973 Pastor: Bob Edwards The message: “Get Your Swim Trunks Ready,” with reading from Matthew 14: 22-33 Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: The Rev. Gary Shields will present a Sermon Series, “Moving Toward the Cross.” This week is part one. Family Night begins with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; children’s ministry at 6:45 p.m.; and adult and youth Bible study at 6:45 p.m. First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Blessing Well Food and Clothing Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris The message: “The Carpenter’s Son” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St. 815-758-0643 Interim Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; Cross Walk activities 10:20 a.m. Sunday and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; confirmation from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday Highlight of the week: God’s blessings are asked on the new congregation council leaders. Ministry Team meetings will be held Tuesday. First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “Not One of Your Best Sermons Jesus” based in scripture Luke 4:21-30 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: Are you on Facebook? So is First UMC. Like it at Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. 815-756-5508 Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: Sunday is Can Recycle Drop-off Day. Pastor Ray will conduct a worship service at Oak Crest at 2 p.m. Thursday. Visit over coffee and cookies after the service. Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road 815-756-7906 Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St. 815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432

Pastor: Kenneth Anderson The message: “Jesus encounters opposition and lack of faith.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday to Friday Highlight of the week: Monthly food drive this weekend. Items needed are cereal, canned soup, pasta, jelly, baby food, disposable diapers and paper products. Checks written to St. Vincent’s Food Pantry can be placed in the collection basket. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Carlos Peña Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Pastor: Todd Peterson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon The message: “In Praise of Darwin’s Cathedral” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: UUFD Winter Farmers Market with arts and crafts from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at UUFD. Admission costs $1. Grass-fed beef, free-range eggs and chickens, home-spun wool, goat soap and more than 20 arts and craft vendors. Also a great used book sale. Live music and hot food available all day. United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish) Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road 815-756-6212 Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday)

at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb; 3:30 p.m. Friday at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Sunday at Sycamore High Rise; Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road 815-895-9148 Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane 815-895-3320 Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. 815-895-2706 Pastor: Dennis Johnson The message: “Cliff Dwelling” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: This is Feed My Sheep Sunday – food supplies for the Food Pantry. Communion Sunday. Also all boards will meet following worship. Grace Life Church 420 W. State St. 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. 815-895-2277 Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: Noon Sunday Sacrament meeting; 1:20 p.m. Sunday school; 2:10 p.m. Priesthood, Relief Society Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road 815-895-5548 Interim Pastor: Rev. William L. Nagy The message: “Seeking To Be Found,” with reading from John 14:1-9 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the Week: Hospitality will be provided by Laura and John Harris. North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. blended service Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday

Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday

St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday

Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road 815-756-2905 Pastors: Blake Richter, Karen Kim The message: “The Showdown” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school

St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school


Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “The Glory of God is often revealed when and where it is least expected!” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Highlight of the week: Help stock the Salem Food Pantry with gifts of food and personal care products. Scout Troop 2810 will participate at the 10:30 service for Boy Scout Sunday. To help fight hunger, donations for Salem’s “Souper Bowl of Caring” will benefit the Food Pantry.

Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Deacon: Charles Ridulph Worship schedule: This nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services: 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore; 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lincoln Manor, Rochelle; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Woods, DeKalb; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Grand Victorian, Sycamore; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays

Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Road 815-895-2577 Pastor: Dan Stovall Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Daily Chronicle / Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: Bill Landis, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road 815-824-2825 Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; ALPHA, A Life Worth Living and The Marriage Life Course at noon Sunday; Beth Moore Bible Study at 9 a.m. Monday; Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Thursday Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. 815-756-9088 Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. 815-784-5143 Pastor: Daniel F. Diss Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn The message: “Nunc Dimittis” Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. 815-522-3886 Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate 815-824-2356 Pastor: Sarah Schaffner Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. 815-522-3546 Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road 815-286-3885 Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. small group Bible study; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday followed by fellowship hour Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Highlight of the week: Communion is served on the first and third Sundays. All are welcome to the table. Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St. 815-825-2118 Pastor: Judy Giese Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “You Want Me to Do What?” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St.

815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Eucharistic Adoration from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Babysitting Fundraiser from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. TuesdayFriday; with confession from 4:154:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15-8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John Lutheran (Burlington) 13N535 French Road in Hampshire 847-683-2338 Pastor: Howard J. Gleason, Loren Krout (Emeritus) Worship schedule: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. fellowship Sunday; 9:15 a.m. family education hour Sunday; 5 p.m. Sunday Youth Ignite; 6 p.m. Noiz Sunday St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s UCC (Harmony/Hampshire) 11821 E. Grant Highway 815-923-4263 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “Different Messages – Same God” Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Communion service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Confirmation class from 4 to 6 p.m.

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The fifth annual pasta dinner to raise funds for a local layette program for mothers in need will be held Feb. 16. Pasta With a Purpose will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. For 25 years, the Women’s Fellowship of the church has made layettes for DeKalb County women who cannot afford clothing, diapers and bedding for their newborns. Each layette includes a blanket, sweater, diapers, pajamas, soap and clothing items, many of which have been homemade by members of the church and community. Last year, the program donated more than 160 layettes, but the need has expanded. There are more than 75 babies born each month who need these items. The church hosts the spaghetti dinner to help it meet this need. All proceeds will be used to purchase items

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Pasta With a Purpose, a fundraiser for the First Congregational United Church of Christ’s layette program, will be held Feb. 16. for the layettes, which are distributed through the DeKalb County Health Department and Safe Passage. Last year’s dinner raised $1,500. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, homemade dessert and drink. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Musical offerings throughout

the evening will be provided by the award-winning DeKalb High School boys and girls a cappella choirs and Dr. John Novak from the Northern Illinois University School of Music playing accordion. For more information or to make reservations, call Connie at the church office at 815-758-0691.

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8BRIEFS Seminar on readmitting sex offenders to church Sycamore’s Federated Church will host a seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on “Readmitting the Sexual Offender to Church Life.” More and more churches are facing the difficult issue of sexual offenders wanting to participate in the life of the church. Depending on how the situation is handled, it can divide and conflict the church. This two-hour seminar will deal with Illinois law regarding sexual offenders and predators, the therapeutic treatment of the offender, and safe church policies as initiated by the United Church of Christ and the Illinois Conference of the UCC. It will include input from law enforcement authorities, therapists and clergy. To register, send email to

Associate Conference Minister Kathy Lawes at ilconfkathy@ or call the Prairie Association at 815-758-3497. Registrants will receive a confirmation email. The Federated Church is located at 612 W. State St. Parking is available behind the building, off of Greeley Street.

DeKalb Wesleyan Church to host ‘Redeemed’ DeKalb Wesleyan Church will host “Redeemed,” a men’s vocal group from Indiana Wesleyan University, on Feb. 16 and 17. The public is invited. “Redeemed” will minister to the church’s youth at 6 p.m. Feb. 16. They will give an encore presentation directed more toward adults on Feb. 17 during the morning worship at 10:30 a.m. DeKalb Wesleyan Church is

located at 1115 S. Malta Road, DeKalb. For more information, call 815-758-0673 or send email to

St. George sets Greek Night at Twin Tavern St. George Greek Orthodox Church sponsors a Greek Night at Twin Tavern, 1028 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, on the second Thursday of the month. Food is served from 5 to 8 p.m. The parishioners of St. George offer their culinary talents for this popular fundraiser for such foods as pastichio, souvlaki, Greek style chicken and Greek salad. The next Greek Night will be Feb. 14.

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Romantic’s heart is still bruised years later Dear Abby: A great man once said, “A life without love is no life at all.” So many people find love in so many ways, either through arranged marriages or at social events, school or college. I have always been a hopeless romantic, but since the end of my eight-year relationship, my heart no longer feels the same. I feel as though love will never find me. I know people say when it happens you will know, but my question is: How do you really KNOW? And when that time does ever come, how do you prepare your heart for love after a tragic loss? – Trying To Go On Dear Trying: I’m sorry for your loss and heartache. But unless your lover was wrenched from you by death, you should do what people of

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips both sexes must when a romance ends – ask yourself why and what you have learned from it. The failure of a romance doesn’t mean that love will never happen again. You will know you have found love when you meet someone who makes you feel strong instead of dependent, who appreciates you for the person you are and isn’t threatened by your successes, who supports you when you’re down, takes pride in your accomplishments, and will hug you even after a difficult day. And it shouldn’t take “preparation,” just a willingness to risk put-

ting yourself out there and a little good luck. Dear Abby: My husband and I live more than 1,000 miles away from our family. When our relatives fly out to visit us, should we feel obligated to let them use one of our cars to travel/tour while they are here? (Money is not an issue.) In most cases, they may be on the other side of the state for several days, leaving my husband and me to share a car. It is an inconvenience because my husband and I leave for work at different times. However, this isn’t my only concern. Will insurance cover our car if they have an accident in it? When we visit them, we drive their car within city limits only, and when it’s convenient for them. Please reply ASAP because they’re

coming here soon. – Stressed Out in Colorado Dear Stressed Out: Because money is not an issue, I assume that your relatives can afford to rent a car during their visit. The same rules should apply to them that apply to you in a similar situation. Your car should be for your own convenience, since you and your husband need transportation to work. As to the insurance liability should someone have an accident while driving your vehicle, the person to ask is your insurance broker. Dear Abby: I have a dear friend who recently remarried. He has always said that what he and his late wife worked for should go to their children. However, I have just learned that his prenup wasn’t signed until AFTER

their marriage. Also, it was drawn up by an accountant, not a lawyer. I always thought that a prenup was an agreement to specific conditions BEFORE a marriage. Am I right, and is a prenup valid if it is signed after the wedding? – Curious in Kansas City Dear Curious: A document like the one you have described is called a POSTnuptial agreement. It should have been drafted by your friend’s attorney, then reviewed by an attorney representing the wife to be sure she fully understood what she was signing. If she did not, then it may not be legal and enforceable.

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BDD sufferers are preoccupied with defects Dear Dr. K: My teenage daughter was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. Can you help me understand this condition so I can help her? Dear Reader: To answer your question, I consulted with my colleague, Dr. Michael Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Miller said that it’s normal for teenage girls to be concerned about their appearance. But being overly self-conscious about looks can become a problem, and it can be extremely distressing when it takes the form of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Although BDD was first described in women (usually girls), it occurs also in men and boys. Some experts spec-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff ulate that teens and young adult men who are spending hours in the gym each week building their bodies often suffer from BDD. Even when they are very muscular, they see themselves as puny. People who have this condition are preoccupied with what they regard as physical defects. In many cases, this concern reaches delusional proportions. They see bodily flaws that aren’t there – and they have little to no awareness that their worries are irrational. People with BDD often become fixated on checking

their appearance in the mirror, or they spend an inordinate amount of time grooming. They may focus on their appearance to the exclusion of everything else, including work or personal relationships. BDD has characteristics in common with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, or OCD. Like people with these disorders, people with BDD feel fearful that some harm will come to them from the defect in their appearance. Like people with OCD, people with BDD spend more time than is reasonable trying to rid themselves of the thing they fear. The hours that people with BDD spend grooming themselves are like the hours that people with OCD can spend cleaning themselves, when they have a fear of dirt

and contamination. People with BDD often get cosmetic surgery or dermatology treatments in pursuit of fixes for perceived flaws. Sadly, their unrealistic expectations can lead them to feel worse, not better, since they see no improvement following the surgery or other treatment. BDD increases the risk for suicide as well as alcohol or drug problems. That’s because people with BDD have a high risk for also suffering from depression and eating disorders. The first big step in treatment is helping your daughter recognize she has a problem. There are several self-test questionnaires available online (just type “body dysmorphic disorder” into a search engine). I don’t know

of evidence that one is better than another. Antidepressants like the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine (Prozac) can help. Other classes of drugs may be helpful for symptoms that are common in the illness, such as delusions. Psychotherapy is helpful for milder symptoms. In particular, a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy can be helpful. Above all, the goal is to help your daughter turn away from a preoccupation with her appearance and engage in treatment for underlying problems. It won’t be easy, but it may be the only way for her to achieve relief.

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Your boyfriend is a jerk and a 100 percent loser Dr. Wallace: The guy I’m dating is a nice guy, and we have had great fun, but lately he has become sexually aggressive – so much so that I have to threaten to call my dad on my cell phone to have him pick me up and take me home. When we first started dating, he told me that he only wanted to date a virgin (I told him that I had never been sexually involved) and that his wife had to be a virgin. Since I didn’t plan to have sex, I was happy that he had this philosophy. After about a month of being an “honorable” guy, he started doing and saying

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace things that had sexual overtones. First he started telling me sexually oriented jokes. Then we went to sexually oriented movies. Then one night when on a date with me, he went into a drugstore and bought a package of condoms. He then opened the box and pulled one out and asked me if I had ever seen one before. He said I had better get used to seeing them because we were going to

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Knowledge you gain in the year ahead will prove to be of enormous value. It is likely to be the thing that will tip the scales on a major venture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Because you’ve been in the thoughts of someone dear to you and who resides at a considerable distance, there’s an excellent possibility that you’ll get a call from him or her. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – It’s imperative that you keep quiet about what you’ve been told in strict confidence. If you promised that you wouldn’t breathe a word to anyone, don’t break your vow. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – The enthusiasm and optimism you show will have a contagious effect on your associates, which will help you in return. You need others’ feedback as much as they need your input. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – One of the reasons you’re likely to do better than most of your peers is that you’ll be cognizant of the small but significant details that others totally ignore. Good for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – What makes life more comfortable and enjoyable during this cycle is associating with people whose political and religious views parallel yours. They’ll make you feel more at ease. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – With your natural ability to ferret out information that others are reluctant to reveal, you’ll need to be especially mindful to keep things to yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Because partnerships are favored, you could find yourself involved in several such arrangements for different purposes. Each one should work out fairly well. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Follow the sage advice: “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Cut corners wherever you can, because small amounts can add up to a hefty sum. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Little things could take on special significance, and your peers could be making big judgments about you based on small details. Fortunately, you’ll give a good account of yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Both your intuition and logic will be especially keen at this point. It’s a good thing, too, because each will be instrumental in helping you resolve critical issues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – A line of communication could be opened to someone you’ve been anxious to contact, though it may not be an easy one. Be prepared to make a concerted effort. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Do not get discouraged if your achievements do not necessarily measure up to your expectations. The important thing is that you’re moving forward, even if it’s only one step at a time.

start a “beautiful sexual adventure.” I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and hearing. On our next date, he said he had enough money to pay for a motel room so we could start our “adventure.” I told him that I wasn’t going to have sex with him, so he got angry and took me home. A day later he called and apologized for his aggressive behavior and said that he wanted to continue seeing me again. But now I’m not sure that I can trust him to behave himself. I like the guy, but I’m not in love with him. What should I do? – Nameless, Atlantic City, N.J.


Nameless: If he meant what he said when he first started going with you, he was going to dump you after he was finished using you. Don’t give him the opportunity. The guy is a jerk, and you can’t trust him. Don’t go out with him again. He is a 100 percent loser! Dr. Wallace: I’m forced to take physical education, and I hate it because I’m not coordinated and I’m terrible in sports. Why are we required to take PE? I think I’d be better off if I took a math or science class instead. That would help me a lot more than running around

in shorts looking stupid. – Barry, New York, N.Y. Barry: The idea of physical fitness as one part of overall well-being dates at least to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Latin expression, “mens sana in corpore sano” means “a strong mind in a strong body.” PE is part of a well-rounded education. It teaches students the importance of keeping their bodies physically fit. You don’t have to have aspirations to be an athlete to value learning how to care for your body.

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Read the lead to improve your defense J. William Fulbright, a senator from Arkansas for 30 years and the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us.” That certainly applies to bridge players. In today’s deal, look at the North and East hands. South is in four hearts. West leads the club nine: three, ace, jack. How should East plan the defense? North’s two-diamond response was a transfer bid, showing five or more hearts. South’s jump to three hearts, a superaccept, promised a maximum with four hearts and a doubleton somewhere. Bridge is full of little ditties that were designed to help the less capable players. Here, many Easts will think of “return partner’s lead.” Yesterday we learned that playing a club back at trick two is not necessarily fatal. A crafty South will win that trick and cash his third club, discarding a spade from the dummy before taking the heart finesse. But the defense can still triumph. However, at trick one, East should analyze his partner’s lead. It must be top of nothing. So why continue clubs? It cannot help. Instead, East should shift to a spade or diamond, and given the dummy, a spade seems the natural choice. South does best to win with his ace and cash his two clubs, discarding a spade from the dummy. But East should note his partner’s discouraging spade two. Then, when in with the heart king, East should cash the diamond ace and (seeing West’s encouraging nine) continue with another diamond to defeat the contract.

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2013 Altima is dressed up and thrifty By ANN M. JOB For The Associated Press

Looking for America’s roomiest, non-hybrid, midsize sedan with the best gas mileage? It isn’t a Honda or Toyota. It’s Nissan’s considerably redesigned 2013 Altima. This fifth-generation Altima, with a federal government’s rating of 27 miles per gallon in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway, is slightly larger and has more power than its predecessor and is restyled inside and out for a more upscale appearance. In fact, even the base 2013 Altima has chrome-look outer door handles and chrome-look trim around its windows for a pleasing jeweled effect. The new, five-passenger Altima also has improved seats and new premium features – some of them standard equipment, such as keyless push-button start and Bluetooth hands-free phone system. Best of all, Consumer Reports says predicted reliability of the new Altima is expected to be above average. The 2013 Altima also garnered five-out-of-five-star rating for frontal and side crash passenger protection in U.S. government testing. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $22,550 for a base Altima S with 182-horsepower, four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that a driver operates like an automatic transmission. This is just $80 more than the starting retail price for a 2013 Honda Accord with 185-horsepower four cylinder and manual tranny. A 2013 Accord with a CVT starts at $23,270. The starting Altima retail price also is $480 less than the starting MSRP, including destination charge, for a base 2013 Toyota Camry with 156-horsepower four cylinder and automatic transmission. Still, prices for the 2013 Altima can rise to more than $30,000 for a four-cylinder model in top-of-the-line SL trim with optional technology package that adds new safety equipment like blind spot warning and land departure warning. Nissan also continues to offer the Altima with last year’s 270-horsepower V-6. The V-6 model has a starting retail price of $26,550 and, like the four-cylinder Altima, comes with a CVT only. The Altima is Nissan’s best seller and topped 302,000 sales in the United States last calendar year. This was up 13 percent from calendar 2011 and made the Altima the nation’s fourth most popular car. During the test drive, the 2013 Altima did not garner any looks from passersby. Even inside the new Altima, passengers remarked about how much room there was – particularly legroom in front and back seats – but

they didn’t seem to notice new premium plastics and materials on the interior. And, the Altima doesn’t have a rearview camera on every model, as is standard for the 2013 Accord. Altima buyers must move up to the 2.5 SV trim level, which starts at $25,250, to get a rearview monitor. The major impression of the new Altima is its size. On the outside, it looked substantial even though the car is only 1.3 inches wider and 0.8 inch longer overall than its predecessor. Front-seat legroom of 45 inches is huge, while backseat legroom seemed like more than the 36.1 inches that Nissan reports. Headroom back there is a decent 37.1 inches, which is increased a tad from last year, and three average-size adults can sit in back without resting atop each other. The Altima’s 15.4-cubicfoot trunk is on a par with the Accord’s but smaller than the 16.4 cubic feet in the Hyundai Sonata. The Altima’s 2.5-liter, double overhead cam four cylinder powered the test car well, bringing the peak torque of 180 foot-pounds up by 4,000 rpm. This is the same torque that last year’s Altima had, but last year, peak torque came on by 3,900 rpm. This kind of careful engine tuning, plus judicious weight reduction and addition of the CVT help account for the improved mileage. The Altima’s CVT, while not quite quick to deliver acceleration, was smooth in its operation. The main distraction was a droning sound now and then from the transmission, which is common from CVTs. Otherwise, the test Altima’s interior was quiet. Zero to 60 miles per hour is estimated at a mainstream 7.4 to 7.7 seconds with the four cylinder. The test car averaged just 26 mpg, which is nowhere near the government fuel economy average of 31 mpg. Indeed, the mileage was about on par with last year’s four-cylinder Altima, which was rated at 23/32 mpg by the government. With the Altima’s downsized, 18-gallon gas tank, the range can easily top 450 miles. The Altima has some special touches. Because of the standard Easy Fill Alert tire pressure system, the Altima tells a driver when a tire needs air and then honks the horn when a low tire is inflated to its correct pressure. The Altima’s new, standard active understeer control works automatically to brake the front wheels and keep the car under control. There has been one safety recall involving some 14,000 2012 and 2013 Altimas. Last October, Nissan notified federal regulators that bolts for the power steering might come loose and fall off, which could cause drivers to lose control of the vehicle.

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Daily Chronicle • • Page C6 • Friday, February 1, 2013 This undated photo, provided by Nissan, shows the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan. This fifth-generation Altima, with a federal government’s rating of 27 miles per gallon in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway, is slightly larger and has more power than its predecessor and is restyled inside and out for a more upscale appearance. AP photo

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS. SHAWN J. LAWRENCE, CURRENT SPOUSE OR CIVIL UNION PARTNER, IF ANY, OF SHAWN J. LAWRENCE, CITY OF SANDWICH, ILLINOIS, SANDHURST SUBDIVISION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 554 Property Address: 1120 Reimann Avenue, Sandwich, IL 60548 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AS TO UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to: SANDHURST SUBDIVISION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, CURRENT SPOUSE OR CIVIL UNION PARTNER, IF ANY, OF SHAWN J. LAWRENCE, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above-entitled action, that a Complaint for Foreclosure and Other Relief has been commenced in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, by said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain mortgages conveying the premises legally described as follows: LOT 116 OF SANDHURST UNIT 2, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 23, 1996 IN BOOK "Z" OF PLATS, PAGE 218 AS DOCUMENT NO. 96016447, ALL SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SANDWICH, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 19-25-233-002 COMMON ADDRESS: 1120 REIMANN AVENUE, SANDWICH, ILLINOIS 60548 And which mortgages were made by Shawn J. Lawrence, as Mortgagor(s); and given to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. as Mortgagee; to wit: that certain "Mortgage" dated July 24, 2009 and recorded as Document No.2009012128, that Summons



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Page C8• Friday, February 1, 2013 and recorded as Document No.2009012128, that Summons was duly issued out of said court against you as provided by law, and that the said Complaint is now pending for foreclosure of said mortgages and for other relief. Now, therefore, unless you SANDHURST SUBDIVISION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, CURRENT SPOUSE OR CIVIL UNION PARTNER, IF ANY, OF SHAWN J. LAWRENCE, UNKNOWN OWNERS, GENERALLY, AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, file your Appearance and Answer to the Complaint in said action in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Chancery Division, on or before the February 19, 2013 default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer for relief in said Complaint. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Penny A. Land - 06211093 Susan J. Notarius - 06209646 Kluever & Platt, LLC 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 2300 Chicago, Illinois 60601 (312) 201-6679 Attorney No. 06187248 Our File #: BAFC.0030 I500578 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 18, 25 & February 1, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, DEKALB COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: KALIAYA WILLIAMSON FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on March 12, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Donald Benson will file his Petition requesting that Kaliaya Williamson's name be changed from Kaliaya Williamson to Kaliaya Benson pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. ROBERT BENSON c/o Law Office of Paula Rieghns, Ltd. 605 East Grant Highway Marengo, Illinois 60152 815-901-2273 (Ph.) (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 25, February 1 & 8, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 16, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as HIT KINGS SPORTS CARDS located at 1148 Commercial Street, Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated January 16, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 18, 25 & February 1, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 15, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS CAUSE NO. 12-TX-71: TO THE FOLLOWING NAMED PERSONS (AND IF DECEASED, TO THEIR UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES), AND TO THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND TO ALL INTERESTED DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES THEREOF, INCLUDING AMONG OTHERS DEKALB COUNTY CLERK , DEKALB COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY , ILLINOIS PUBLIC AID FIELD CONSULTANT, ILLINOIS DEPT OF HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES (PUBLIC AID), ILLINOIS DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, ILLINOIS DEPT OF PUBLIC AID, TECH RECOVERY, ILLINOIS DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, CITY OF DEKALB, CITY OF SANDWICH, CITY OF SYCAMORE, VILLAGE OF SOMONAUK, AND TO OCCUPANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND PARTIES INTERESTED IN THE PARCELS HEREINAFTER NAMED: Parcel Number 06-20-327-009 06-20-400-027 06-20-425-022 06-20-451-001 06-20-453-007 06-21-151-018 06-21-151-019 06-21-153-005 06-21-179-001 06-21-352-001 06-21-353-001 06-21-377-049 06-21-440-012 06-21-456-018 08-03-428-013 08-12-377-001 08-12-377-001 09-17-100-018 09-17-200-015 09-17-200-021 09-17-300-009 09-17-400-002 09-17-400-010 09-17-400-010 09-17-400-010 09-28-351-015 09-28-351-015 09-28-351-016 09-28-351-016 09-28-352-001 09-28-352-001 09-29-276-011 09-29-276-011 13-06-332-003 13-06-334-001 13-06-334-001 13-06-334-001 16-02-100-005 16-02-100-005 16-02-100-005 16-02-100-005




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709 S 4th St. DeKalb 3 2 $115,000 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Diane Hammon, 815-739-6627

Date 12/17/2012 12/17/2012 12/17/2012 12/17/2012 12/17/2012

Seller Full Name to Beverly A Kiley to Donald G Lothson Revoc Trust By Trustee to Kathie Willis Deceased Estate Of By Admin Justin Jordal to Matthew D Hanson & Jennifer L to Christine E Monzo, Carolyn A Brode, John E Nelson to

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Christine E Monzo, Carolyn A Brode, John E Nelson Maxine E Freed Charles P Ackman & Charles L Ackman Brett Gautcher & Joanna Baron Alliance Ill Plank Road LLC Lysander P Snow & Julianne Emery V Sample & Leanne J Anthony S Curcio & Yvonne Sue E Dolder & Linda K Harris Family Limited Partnership Diamond Building Ptnsp Barbara C Scott Trustee Tr Scott A Schiller & Angela R By Atty Frances I Erickson Trustee Tr Richard A Schultz & Cynthia M Phylis M Cunningham Trust Trustee Terrence R Heiden & Darlene F Murphy Castle Bank / First Natl Bank In DeKalb Trustee Tr 1734 Gary E Andrews John Steimel, Rita Hammett, Elaine Gray, Mary Duru, Roger Steimel John Steimel, Rita Hammett, Elaine Gray, Mary Duru, Roger Steimel Carol Siebold Federal National Mtg Assoc By Atty Quality Service Enterprises, LLC Darrell E Newell Trustee Trusts Jason M Johnson & Stefanie L Aka Stefanie L Catania Secretary Of Veteran’s Affairs Grace Barnes Secretary Of Housing & Urban Devel Secretary Of Housing & Urban Devel Raymond R Fischer Elvyra M Eklund Family Trust Trustee Wilmer O Baker Steven D Drendel & Richard C Drendel Steven D Drendel & Richard C Drendel Steven D Drendel & Richard C Drendel

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Waterbury West Lane Sycamore Starting at $135,000 Directions to Somerset Farm: Rt. 23 to Bethany E to Somerset Lane S Century 21 Elsner Realty, Linda Tillis, 815-751-3159

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Reston Ponds Sycamore 3-4 2-3 Starting $219,950 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Keith & Jean Brunett, 630-209-6357

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Andrew Boschini Steven Winckler & Lisa Stephen F Guyer & Bonnie J Benjamin B Bulkley Mark Schuller Melvin R Duvall & Claire M Anthony J Gerace Jr Vasko Vasilevski & Corena Travis C Elliott Bbh Enterprises Of Illinois, Llc Clarice M Dunnegan James Dionisopoulos Vernon C Drendel Frank E Engel & Carol N Edward C Engel & Kristen A

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Property Address 721 N Elm St 490 Bethany Rd 350 Manning Dr 511 E Roosevelt Rd

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City Sandwich DeKalb DeKalb DeKalb Kingston

SALE PRICE $145,000.00 $180,000.00 $121,725.00 $102,000.00 $483,704.00

1148 Scenic Rd Poplar Rd 183 Mclaren Dr N 404 West State St 400 Kurt Ln 1597 Grange Rd 1543 Pebblewood Dr 1457 Ridge Dr Victor Line Rd 107 S 3rd St 3425 Basswood Ln 702 Culver St 465 E Exchange St 590 N Loves Rd Willrett Rd 746 Hillcrest Dr 11460 Keslinger Rd Nw Corner Rt 38 & Quitno Rd Somonauk Rd

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Kingston DeKalb Genoa Sycamore Sycamore Kirkland DeKalb Sycamore Sycamore Somonauk Kirkland DeKalb DeKalb Sycamore Cortland Malta DeKalb DeKalb Rochelle DeKalb

$110,112.00 $143,000.00 $376,000.00 $107,500.00 $460,000.00 $12,000.00 $180,000.00 $146,000.00 $160,000.00 $180,000.00 $76,470.00 $183,900.00 $126,000.00 $86,000.00 $695,000.00 $605,682.00 $102,500.00 $63,750.00 $365,500.00 $565,290.00


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Cortland Waterman Sandwich DeKalb DeKalb DeKalb Cortland Malta DeKalb Cortland Kingston DeKalb Genoa Genoa Genoa

$157,000.00 $55,500.00 $129,900.00 $140,500.00 $106,000.00 $99,900.00 $93,000.00 $68,850.00 $115,000.00 $70,000.00 $340,000.00 $95,000.00 $277,779.00 $228,374.00 $356,000.00

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• 4BR 1.5BA in Mint Condition • Spacious eat in kitchen and fabulous sunroom • 2 car garage and fenced backyard • Move-in ready in the heart of Sycamore!

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$267,000 • 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths • Office, den, and family room • New kitchen and cedar deck • 3 wood-burning fireplaces • Golf course view Call McCabe Realtors: ฀gent owned 8฀5 756-8505

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$฀฀6,000 • Home in excellent condition • 2-3 bedrooms (3rd currently computer room off Master bedroom) • Basement with finished room and bath • New roof 20฀2 • Most windows updated (Andersen); electric and furnace upgraded



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Cortland $124,900 114 E Clover Ave. Ba฀k ow฀ed built i฀ 2004, as low as 3% dow฀, ฀ew carpet, fresh pai฀t, 4br i฀cl 20x14 master, 2.5ba, 22x14 liv rm w/fpl, bsmt. MLS ID 08257614 Sandra Ledesma

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Cortland $134,900 146 W Li฀da Ave. Ba฀k-ow฀ed split-level w/su-bsmt, low as 3% dow฀, ฀ew carpeti฀g & freshly pai฀ted! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 21x17 family rm, deck i฀ fe฀ced backyard. MLS ID 08258056 Sandra Ledesma 630-553-9000

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DeKalb $1,500,000 1095 Dresser Rd. 2 cor฀er lots totali฀g 2.61 acres o฀ Dresser Rd ฀ear high school, commercial pote฀tial, i฀cl 3br 2ba home, 2 car gar, 2 bar฀s & heated shop. MLS ID 08054157 630-553-9000 Max Heide 815-756-2557

1032 S. Seventh St., DeKalb

DeKalb $259,000 725 Su฀glow Ct. Over 2600 sq ft home o฀ quiet cul-desac, 10x11 de฀/4th br, 2.5 baths, hardwood flr i฀ 17x15 fam rm w/gas fpl. 11x12 4 seaso฀ rm ope฀s to brick paver patio w/firepit. MLS ID 08235764 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

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DeKalb $219,900 378 Horizo฀ L฀. Ba฀k-ow฀ed, low as 3% dow฀, 3000+ sq ft home w/hardwood flrs thru most of mai฀ level, fam rm w/fireplace, 14x12 loft, 13x14 su฀room, full bsmt, fe฀ced yard. MLS ID 08258021 Sandra Ledesma 630-553-9000

DeKalb $199,900 3379 Basswood L฀. Ba฀k-ow฀ed, low as 3% dow฀, approx. 2500 sq ft, freshly pai฀ted, hardwood flr i฀ kit & di฀i฀g area, fam rm w/flr to ceil fpl. MLS ID 08258075 Sandra Ledesma 630-553-9000

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DeKalb $190,000 1532 Farmstead L฀. Backi฀g to po฀d, ba฀k ow฀ed, for as little as 3% dow฀! New carpet & pai฀t thruout, 4-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 16x12 su฀ room, walkout bsmt. MLS ID 08228049 Sandy or Angela 630-553-9000

DeKalb $189,900 241 Thor฀brook Rd. O฀ 120x242 lot ฀ear NIU & o฀ the river! 2,100+ sq ft, hardwood i฀ 3 of the 4br, liv w/fpl. Rehabbed kit & mai฀ flr baths, 18x15 fam rm, fi฀ bsmt w/ rec rm & 3rd full bath. MLS ID 07978766 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

DeKalb $146,000 364 Ma฀฀i฀g Dr 364. Ra฀ch co฀do o฀ cor฀er lot, 16x17 kit w/hardwood flr, mai฀ flr lau฀dry, full fi฀ bsmt w/12x38 fam rm, 3rd full bath & possible 3rd br. 2 car gar. MLS ID 08062154 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

709 S 4th St, DeKalb $115,000 North of Taylor -- Approx 1500 sq ft home has some remodeli฀g do฀e but ฀eeds fi฀ishi฀g. 1st flr br/de฀, 2 more br up, hardwood flrs, 2 baths, 2 car garage. MLS ID 08231414 Diane Hammon 815-756-2557

DeKalb $99,500 1484 Cambria Dr 6. E฀d u฀it co฀do i฀ Summit E฀clave, quick close, 1,440 sq ft, 9 ft ceili฀gs o฀ 1st flr, 2br, 2.5ba, 2฀d flr lau฀dry, liv/di฀ arra฀geme฀t, oak cabi฀ets, fi฀ lower level, 2 car gar. MLS ID 08182243 Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

DeKalb $89,900 1529 Sto฀efield Dr. Ba฀k ow฀ed tow฀house ฀ear NIU & I-88, ฀ew carpet, fresh pai฀t, 3br i฀cl mai฀ flr master, 2ba, 21x13 liv rm w/fpl, fi฀ bsmt. MLS ID 08257907

฀airdale $125,000 597 State Rte. 72. Former brick school house bldg o฀ 1 acre, legal ฀o฀-co฀formi฀g property zo฀ed busi฀ess co฀servatio฀, 4,200 sq ft half fi฀ished i฀to 2br 2.5ba livi฀g quarters. MLS ID 08160159 815-756-2557 Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

Genoa $289,000 905 Westwood Cir. O฀ 107x162 lot i฀ Ge฀oa Woods golf commu฀ity, 20x14 private master suite, kit has isla฀d, gra฀ite cou฀ters & stai฀less applia฀ces. 3-sided fpl, fi฀ bsmt w/rec rm, 2฀d fpl, 3rd bath & 4thbr. MLS ID Megan Martin 815-784-4582

Genoa $75,000 118 N Locust St. Great starter or i฀vestme฀t o฀ 72x140 lot ฀ear tow฀, 3br (1 o฀ mai฀ level), 2ba, bsmt, gar. MLS ID 07998070

Genoa $74,900 126 Prairie St. Great starter! Upstairs has 12x14 bedroom plus loft, 2฀dbr o฀ mai฀ flr, 2 car gar, 50x150 lot. MLS ID 08227119

Hinckley $199,900 520 Christe฀se฀ St. Approx 2250 sq ft cedar home w/3br, 2.5ba, 10x5 loft, partially fi฀ished full baseme฀t w/rec rm. MLS ID 08235669

Maple Park $159,900 309 Liberty St. 1-ow฀er 3br home, Pella wi฀dows, 19x17 fam rm w/fpl & wood beam ceili฀g, 18x15 oak kit, 3-seaso฀ porch, fi฀ bsmt w/rec rm, fpl & 2฀d kitche฀. 3+ car gar. MLS ID 08255943 Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

Marengo $229,000 6617 Paulso฀ Dr. Ba฀k ow฀ed home o฀ 1.57 acres i฀ Southridge, approx 3,300 sq ft, 4br i฀cl 18x15 master w/ fpl, loft, hardwood flrs, 1st flr de฀, fam rm fpl, bsmt rec rm, i฀grou฀d pool. MLS ID 08208446 The Brunett Team 815-756-2557

DeKalb $78,000 133 Joa฀฀e L฀. Tilto฀ Park home ฀eeds some updati฀g, 3br, 16x14 liv rm, 16x16 fam rm, 2 car detached gar. MLS ID 08254947 Diane Hammon

Hinckley $114,900 420 Coster St. Brick 2br ra฀ch ฀ear tow฀ & co฀ve฀ie฀t to Rt.30 is ideal starter or i฀vestme฀t. Freshly pai฀ted, Pergo flr i฀ 22x13 liv rm. MLS ID 08254902 Sandra Ledesma

Kingston $421,500 33133 Fra฀k Lor Dr. Wooded 1+ acre, Brazillia฀ cherry flrs, maple cabs, gra฀ite cou฀ters, 4 fpl & tray ceili฀gs! 2,900+ sq ft, fi฀ bsmt w/fam rm, rec, media & exercise rms, office, 4thbr & 4th bath. MLS ID 08013342 630-553-9000 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

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815-784-4582 Melissa Mobile

Sandra Ledesma

815-756-2557 Melissa Mobile

Sycamore $264,000 627 Natha฀ Latti฀ L฀. I฀ Hero฀ Creek, 2,380 sq ft, hardwood flrs o฀ mai฀ level, custom millwork thruout, stai฀less applia฀ces, maple cabi฀etry! 4br, 2฀d flr lau฀dry, fam rm fpl, lookout bsmt. MLS ID 08173143 The Brunett Team 815-756-2557



Sycamore $209,900 208 Bria฀ St. I฀ La฀dahl Subdv, 1,870 sq ft, vaulted liv rm & fam rm w/sto฀e fpl, ฀ew ceramic flr i฀ kit, 17x14 master suite, fi฀ bsmt w/fam rm, recreatio฀ area, ฀ew wet bar, half bath & possible 4th & 5thbr. 18x20 deck, fe฀ced Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

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Sycamore $195,000 1749 Brock Cir. 3 bedroom 3 bath u฀it i฀ Gra฀dview Tow฀houses! 15x13 su฀room, slidi฀g doors ope฀ to ceme฀t patio. Fully applia฀ced 12x17 kitche฀. Full baseme฀t. MLS ID 08218796 Nancy Watson 815-756-2557

Sycamore $179,900 630 Buckboard L฀. North Grove Crossi฀gs tow฀house, 1,762 sq ft, 2br, loft, cherry hardwood flr i฀ liv/di฀ w/gas fpl & kit w/stai฀less applia฀ces. Bsmt. MLS ID 08185716

Sycamore $124,900 121 N McLare฀ Dr. E฀d-u฀it ra฀ch tow฀house w/attached gar, ha฀dicap accessible, updated carpet & floori฀g, 2br (master has bath & 2 walk-i฀ closets), 23x14 liv rm w/ gas fpl, oak cabi฀etry, bsmt. MLS ID 08254965 815-756-2557 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

Sycamore $89,900 815 Esther Ave. Approx 1000 sq ft home close to grade & high schools. Updated bath, 16x10 su฀ porch, ceme฀t patio i฀ fully fe฀ced backyard. MLS ID 08238111

Sycamore $85,000 1030 Wild St. Updated home o฀ 50x135 lot, 3br, 20x10 liv rm w/hardwood flr, kit has ฀ew oak cabi฀ets & stai฀less applia฀ces, ceramic flr & coffered ceili฀g. Bsmt, fe฀ced yard. MLS ID 08171744 815-756-2557 Julie ฀abrizius 815-756-2557

1047 S Cross St, Sycamore $65,000 Off DeKalb Ave (Rt.23) -- Great starter or i฀vestme฀t o฀ 40x150 lot, 2br, applia฀ces, 2 car gar. MLS ID 08237303

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LOCAL SALES O฀฀ICE 1957 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 815-756-2557 511 W. Main St., Genoa 815-784-4582