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Corn Fest could be back in town By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF
DeKALB – After five years at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, Corn Fest looks set to return to downtown DeKalb. The festival organizers’ plan also calls for the festival to be moved back a week to Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. The city requested that change in order to avoid placing too much strain on city resources during move-in day for students at Northern Illinois University. “By moving the date, which really wasn’t possible until this year, we were able to relocate the festival,” Corn Fest chairwoman Lisa Angel said Friday. “Other agencies and businesses have agreed to allow us to use property that will allow us to fit [the festival] into areas
DeKalb City Council members will consider festival organizers’ proposal at their next meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 11, at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.
Voice your opinion Are you excited about the prospect of Corn Fest returning to downtown DeKalb? Go to Daily-Chronicle.com to let us know in today’s poll. that have already been renovated.” The layout festival organizers are considering should allow the festival to remain downtown indefinitely, Angel said. A map should be available 30 to 60 days after the plan receives approval, she said.
The DeKalb City Council is expected to consider the proposal at its meeting Feb. 11, according a news release from festival organizers. “We are pleased to have Corn Fest move back to the downtown,” DeKalb City Manager Mark Biernacki said in a written statement. “We were grateful that the committee and the community graciously allowed the temporary relocation of the fest to the airport while the major renovations were underway. “With that project now complete, we can now welcome the fest back to our new and improved downtown.” Corn Fest was held for 30 years in downtown DeKalb before renoShaw Media file photo vations in the downtown area led organizers to move it to the airport Mike Craft (left) and Ammar Mahmood (second from right) use silage forks to gather steamed sweet corn for guests at last year’s Corn Fest. Festivals organizers said Friin 2008.
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County certifies ballot By STEPHANIE HICKMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
DeKALB – Voters may notice a few vacancies on their ballot when they step into the voting booth in April. DeKalb County certified the preliminary ballot Thursday, and not only are several races lacking the minimum number of candidates, some Inside don’t even have one running. Check out a DeKalb County list of ballot Clerk John Acardo said a solution to this candidates and problem is for inter- important dates ested residents to and deadlines file to run as write-in on page A9. candidates before the Thursday deadline. He said about six people have already done so. Write-in votes count only if the person whose name is written in has filed to run. For their vote to count, the candidate’s name must be written exactly as it appears on the form filed with the clerk’s office. As far as finding out who voters can write in on the ballot, Acardo said it is the candidate’s job to campaign and make their presence on the ballot known.
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DeKalb teacher John Hahn walks from the therapy pool area Tuesday at Unlimited Performance as physical therapist Melissa Stevens uses a towel to dry behind him around 5 p.m. He was taking care of some of the last of his responsibilities on his first day back to teaching. It was one of the longest days in a while for Hahn, who woke up at 6:30 a.m. that day. By DAVID THOMAS firstname.lastname@example.org
eKALB – The road to recovery hasn’t been easy for John Hahn. Fourteen months after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm, Hahn found himself back in his art classroom Tuesday at Founders Elementary School. But the physical part of the job – standing and walking for eight hours a day – was too much for him Wednesday. “It was really physically difficult for me to get out of bed,” Hahn said. “It was just too much.” His plan to jump back into teaching eight hours a day was derailed. On Wednesday, Hahn
decided to work half-days the rest of the week. But on Thursday, he said he was too sore to work. He worked a half-day Friday and plans to work half-days through Feb. 15. “I didn’t think the physical stuff would be the hardest part,” Hahn said. “I thought it would be the emotional part, the anxiety.” After Hahn suffered his aneurysm Nov. 20, 2011, the prognosis was not good. Brain aneurysms and their effects are graded on the Hunt and Hess scale, which rates severity. The higher the grade, the lower the chances of survival, with grade 5 being death. Hahn had a grade 4 bleed.
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Hahn works with two second-graders at Founders Elementary in DeKalb on Tuesday, his first day back to teaching after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm on Nov. 21, 2011.
NEW YORK – The Dow closed above 14,000 on Friday for the first time in more than five years. It was just a number on a board, but it was enough to raise the hopes of some investors and cause others concern about an overheated market. And it brought reminders of a different era, back before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. The Dow Jones industrial average, a stock market index that is traditionally considered a benchmark for how the entire market is faring, had been rising fairly steadily for about a month.
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What’s that rattling the windows? EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson The windows were rattling in the kitchen of our house in Sycamore on Sunday afternoon and we weren’t quite sure why. Something in the sky overhead was making a racket. I thought maybe a commercial jetliner was flying too low over the area. My wife thought it was a missile attack. (She has a habit of going worst-case scenario.) We were both wrong. Turns out it was a Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet flying out of DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. At least, that’s what Ashley Bell, who works as a line service technician at the airport, told me this week. “It was like a training mission kind of thing,” Bell said. “[The pilot] came out here to visit his family and then went back to base.” Bell said the pilot was a Navy lieutenant who flew the jet from his base in Norfolk, Va. He landed in DeKalb late in the afternoon Jan. 26, then took off again Sunday around noon. The flight time from here to Virginia is about an hour when you’ve got afterburners, he said. Bell sent me a photo of the plane airborne over DeKalb. Apparently for some who grew up when the Cold War was at its height, it wasn’t uncommon to hear fighter jets overhead and sometimes, sonic booms when they passed the speed of sound overhead. As a child of the ’80s, the only jets I commonly heard were the passenger planes flying into O’Hare Airport. So I get a little alarmed when the windows rattle. At least now, I can tell the wife that Kim Jong-un definitively was not firing at us. Good info to have. ••• Corn Fest returns: People have asked me multiple times since I arrived here – when will they move Corn Fest back downtown? I thought the answer was never. The setup at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport was contained in an isolated area that was easy to park cars and to police. But it’s obvious that a lot of people really missed the community feel that Corn Fest had when it was in downtown DeKalb. As we first reported online Friday morning, the festival could return to downtown just as this summer comes to a close. Hopefully, the City Council approves the plan later this month and moving it back a week to Labor Day weekend won’t take a bite out of the attendance numbers. The early public reaction to the plan seems overwhelmingly positive. A lot of people liked the feel of the festival in the downtown area, and some local businesses benefited from having so many potential customers nearby. Last year was my first Corn Fest, so I’m curious to see how different it is when the backdrop is downtown rather than the airport. Looks like festival chairwoman Lisa Angel and company have some work ahead of
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DeKalb Chamber: It’s that time of year for annual meetings of local chambers of commerce, and this week it was the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s turn to take the stage at Altgeld Hall at Northern Illinois University. It’s always interesting to see who receives recognition. As the chamber’s inductees into its Business Leaders Hall of Fame were introduced, I found myself wondering “where do they find the time?” The first new hall of famer was Frank Roberts, the president of Re:New DeKalb. He was introduced by Jennifer Groce, who nominated him and who also happens to be one of this year’s candidates for mayor of DeKalb. Groce read off the various activities in which Roberts has had his hand, including the Kishwaukee College Foundation, the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp., and the Jacob Haish Foundation. Roberts also is a member of the Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee for School District 428. “At the end of the day, if you can say you learned something new and met some great people and tried to move the needle forward, it’s a great day,” Roberts told the crowd. Dan Templin was next to the lectern to introduce his nominee for the hall of fame: Jerry Smith. Smith, who came to DeKalb in 1961 as an NIU freshman, spent 30 years at Castle-PrinTech – including as the editor of the old DeKalb County Journal. He was executive director of the DeKalb County Community Foundation for nine years before he retired in December 2008. He’s been president of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp., the DeKalb chamber, DeKalb United Way, and Kishwaukee Kiwanis, and he’s officially been recognized as a “Huskie Legend” by the NIU Athletic Department. He’s also on the hospitality committee for IHSA Destination DeKalb, the group working to prepare for the state football championships’ arrival in the city in November. (There are only about 300 days left.) There’s a lot more to his bio, but you get the picture. “This community has provided my family and me so very much,” Smith said. “This honor means so very much to me.” In the case of both Smith and Roberts, the recognition they’ve received
seems the least we can do for all they’ve done to try to make the community a better place. ••• Women in combat: I didn’t really bat an eye when the military announced this week that women would be allowed to serve – and die – in combat. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said it right when he told reporters that women already are on the front lines overseas despite an official ban on combat, “and the time has come for our policies to recognize that reality.” Women have been dying in combat without permission for centuries, anyway. My own sister-in-law, Jennifer, spent nine months deployed in Afghanistan with the Air Force a couple of years ago. Her life was in danger whether or not she had official permission to serve in combat. She says she can’t tell me what she was doing over there, apparently because its classified, although she might just enjoy not telling a journalist. I could probably win an arm-wrestling match against Jen, but if a war broke out tomorrow, you’d probably rather have her with you than me in combat. (I’m not much of a shot, and I’ve never had any training.) If there are women who want and can handle an infantry role in the military, train them and let them do it. So many women already serve – and many have died – for our country in battle. Their sacrifice and bravery is just as valuable as those of men. ••• Huskies fans invited: Sycamore’s Mayor Ken Mundy wants to get some folks wearing red and black at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at 308 W. State St. The city plans to recognize the Northern Illinois University football team for a great season in which they won their second consecutive MidAmerican Conference title and earned a berth the Orange Bowl in Miami. This year’s roster included two Sycamore High grads, 2010 alum cornerback Marckie Hayes and 2008 alum tight end Jason Schepler. The council plans to read a proclamation and make some remarks early in the meeting and is hoping for a good crowd. So if you can, show them some hometown support Monday night.
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Ed Koch, New York’s feisty mayor, dies at 88 NEW YORK – When Ed Koch was mayor, it seemed as if all of New York was being run by a deli counterman. Koch was funny, irritable, opinionated, often rude and prone to yelling. And it worked, for a while at least. With a Bronx-born combination of chutzpah and humor, Koch steered New York back from the brink of financial ruin and infused the city with new energy and optimism in the 1970s and ’80s while racing around town, startling ordinary New Yorkers by asking, “How’m
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8STATE BRIEF Search for murderer continues freed in Chicago CHICAGO – Authorities searched Friday for a convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released after a Chicago court appearance, as officials in Illinois admitted they lost paperwork directing them to return him to Indiana. It turned out Steven L. Robbins didn’t even need to be brought to Chicago in the first place, and Cook County officials on Friday also pointed fingers over who was responsible for that mistake. Robbins, 44, was serving a 60-year sentence for murder in Indiana and was escorted by Cook County sheriff’s deputies to Chicago this week for a court appearance in a separate case involving drug and armed violence charges – a case that had actually been dismissed in 2007.
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Man sentenced in Mastering the art drug-deal shooting of book mending By JEFF ENGELHARDT firstname.lastname@example.org
SYCAMORE – One of five men accused in a September 2011 shooting in DeKalb is serving three years of probation for armed robbery. Ventreal Lewis, 21, of the 14000 block of Seeley Avenue in Harvey, was involved in a Ventreal Lewis s h o o t i n g a fter a drug deal went bad and left a man with a gunshot wound to the leg, authorities said. Lewis had been charged with armed violence and aggravated battery with a firearm as well, but those charges were dropped after he told police he served as a lookout, court records show. Under a negotiated plea agreement, Lewis also was sentenced Monday to 160 days in jail, but was released after receiving credit for the time he served while the case was pending. Devonte Matticx, the shooter who was 16 at the time of the incident, was sentenced to 8 1⁄ 2 years in prison in No-
vember. Chrishaun Scott and Eric Sims, who police said also were involved, have been sentenced to probation, while Luther Teagues is scheduled for a bench trial Feb. 21. On the night of Sept. 28, 2011, the group met a man on the 900 block of Lucinda Avenue to sell him marijuana, according to court documents. When Matticx arrived with the others, he pulled out a gun and demanded the marijuana. He then took the marijuana and shot the victim in the leg. The victim said he ran from the scene and the suspect continued to shoot at him. According to court documents, Sims and Lewis were interviewed by police and both admitted they knew the victim was going to be robbed by their friend. They said they acted as look-outs during the robbery and saw their friend shoot the victim. Sims and Lewis told police they were going to assist their friend during the robbery if the victim fought back. Both said they saw the marijuana their friend stole from the victim, court records show.
DeKalb woman gets 14 years in prison for dealing drugs By JEFF ENGELHARDT email@example.com
SYCAMORE – A DeKalb woman was sentenced to 14 years in prison for dealing drugs in July. Dacia Hensley, 38, of the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, was arrested in July on charges alleging possession and delivery of methadone, Dacia Hensley court records show. She pleaded guilty to the most serious drug charge. Hensley also was suspected in the overdose death of a transient man just weeks before the other charges, police said. A month after her arrest, Hensley was charged with drug-induced homicide after a man was found dead in a DeKalb motel with methadone in his system. Hensley faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted of drug-induced homicide,
but defense attorney Paul Hendley said those charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement. “I think it was a fair and just disposition when you take everything as a whole,” he said. Police discovered Hensley’s drug deliveries through an informant, according to court documents. The woman told police she could buy methadone from Hensley and had done so before, court records show. Police and the source then arranged to buy methadone from Hensley in exchange for prescription medications. The conversation between the informant and Hensley was recorded by DeKalb police, court records show. Hensley agreed to provide the source with two methadone pills in exchange for other medication. Previously, Hensley had only been convicted of misdemeanors including driving under the influence of alcohol. Her prison sentence was handed down Jan. 16.
By STEPHANIE HICKMAN firstname.lastname@example.org DeKALB – A label pusher, half a clothespin and a small wooden stick are just some of the tools librarian Diane Tollhurst uses at the DeKalb Public Library. Add a bit of glue, and she’s ready to work. Tollhurst is one of the library’s part-time book menders, workers who spend several hours a week repairing the damage books have suffered while in circulation. Tollhurst, who has worked at the library for almost 20 years, started as book mender in the late ’90s. Also an experienced book mender is Nancy Allen, who mended books at the library at 309 Oak St. in DeKalb, for six years. Although she took on a different role in the library a year ago, she looks back fondly on her years as a book mender. “If nothing else, it gives you more respect for books,” she said. The most common damages to library books are crayon marks, liquid stains and torn pages or covers. Crinkled and rippled pages – a sign they were once wet and have since dried – also are common. Tollhurst and Allen agreed that the most common (and difficult) books to mend are graphic novels and children’s books, because of their heavy, shiny pages and frequent use among patrons. But spiral-bound books, with their unique binding and loose pages, really make the two cringe. When menders are unable to fix a book, the library sends it to a bindery, orders new copies or decides to take it out of circulation. But Tollhurst and Allen have found that books are sometimes difficult to re-
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place because they are out of print. Richard Scarry is an author whose books used to be in high demand among children, but many of his books are out of print. Caldecott and Newbery award-winning books, some of which date back to the 1930s, also are hard to replace. Book mending can involve anything from reattaching the cover, removing pen markings or sewing pages back into a book. The supplies needed often include thread, a needle, liquid paste and several different kinds of tape. Tollhurst said it can take time to figure out the best way to fix a damaged book. She attended one book mending workshop when she first started, but said she is largely self-taught and has honed her technique with practice. “You’ll have an idea of what you’re supposed to do and how you’re supposed to do it,” she said. “But it takes awhile to really get the feel of how much glue to put on that page.” Although she loves her job, Tollhurst said there is a downside to being an experienced book mender: She finds herself noticing all the imperfections in every other book she sees outside the library. “I’ll be at church and notice the hymnal is falling apart,” she said. “And then I’ll start thinking of ways to fix it.”
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8LOCAL BRIEFS No injuries reported when auto hits train car SOMONAUK – A 24-year-old Earlville man crashed his 2011 Dodge Caravan into a parked freight train car about 1:30 p.m. Friday, DeKalb County Sheriff’s police said. The man was driving west on Route 34 approaching Somonauk Road when his gas pedal became stuck, police said in a news release. The vehicle left the road and struck the rail car. No one was injured, and no citations were issued, police said.
Winter farmers market planned for Feb. 9 DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St. in DeKalb, will host a winter farmers market with arts and crafts from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9. Vendors will sell such items as grass-fed beef, free-range chickens and eggs, locally produced honey and elderberry jelly, homespun yarn, freshbaked French pastries, handmade jewelry, knitted items, birdhouses, suncatchers, goat-milk soap, weaving tools and wood carvings. There also will be a used book sale with a wide variety of books. Contributing to the market’s festive atmosphere will be live music all day and hot food available to buy. Almost 400 people attended a similar event in December.
Admission costs $1. For information, call 815-7930950.
Hultgren announces art competition U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, is hosting an art competition for high school students from the 14th Congressional District. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year, according to a news release. In the Congressional Art Competition, created in 1982, a winner is selected from each district. Southwest Airlines provides each winner with a round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C. Last year’s winner was Carrie Sha of Aurora, and her winning piece, Senior Smile, is featured on the Congressional Art Competition website. The 14th District includes part of eastern DeKalb County, including Sycamore, Cortland, Hinckley and Sandwich. Entries must be submitted to Hultgren’s district office, 1797 W. State St., Suite A, Geneva, 60134, by April 4. For information or for competition guidelines and student release forms, please visit the Congressional Art Competition website at house.gov/content/educate/art_competition. Those interested also can call Ruth Richardson in Hultgren’s office at 630-232-7104.
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DeKalb city Joshua M. Lee, 24, of the 9800 block of South Genoa Avenue in Chicago, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 31, on a warrant for unlawful use of a debit card. Ky Odonald Claeys, 23, of the 1100 block of Varsity Boulevard in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with driving under the influence of alcohol. Ashley L. Wendling, 19, of the 800 block of Russell Road in DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 30, with retail theft. Janathan J. Turner, 18, of the 800 block of Russell Road in DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 30, with retail theft. Shakira C. Burnes, 20, of the 1900 block of Hervey Avenue in Chicago, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with retail theft. Sherrelle S. Johnson, 20, of the 1200 block of Adams Street in North Chicago, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with retail theft. Deandre D. Miller, 25, of the 800 block of Greenbrier Road in DeKalb, was charged Friday, Feb. 1, with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs.
DeKalb County Michael A. Pulford, 41, of the 15000 block of Phillips Road in Hinckley, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with two counts of domestic battery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rachel J. Reeves, 24, of the 800 block of Fotis Drive in DeKalb, was charged Friday, Feb. 1, with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sandwich Blake Wintermote, 23, of Leland, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with reckless damage to property. Christopher Benitez, 21, of Wilshire Street in Sandwich, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with reckless damage to property. John P. Parker, 20, of Countryside Estates in Sandwich, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with criminal trespass to state supported property.
Sycamore Benjamin D. James, 29, of the 1400 block of East Stonehenge Drive in Sycamore, was charged Saturday, Jan. 26, with unlawful interference of reporting domestic violence. Joseph L. Larsen, 38, of the 600 block of South Cross Street in Sycamore, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with domestic battery. Henry T. Mallin, 21, of the 1700 block of Briggs Street in Sycamore, was charged Monday, Jan. 28, with theft.
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David Vann estimates he has almost 1,500 pages of documents regarding the February 2008 shooting at Northern Illinois University. But earlier this month, the writer said the opening section of his August 2008 Esquire magazine story profiling gunman Steven Kazmierczak included actions he was asked by his editor to “imagine” the shooter might have done in his room at the DeKalb Travelodge and in his vehicle before entering NIU’s Cole Hall the afternoon of Feb. 14, 2008, where he killed five and injured 21 others before killing himself. Vann’s story described, among other things, the shooter sitting on his bed,
picking up guns and looking at his tattoos. “He could have been hanging from the chandelier. He could have been doing push-ups against the wall,” Vann said in a Jan. 22 interview via Skype. “... I don’t know, so that’s why I didn’t want to write the scene.” Vann called his access to the law enforcement and David Vann mental health files and facts a “true scoop” and said he didn’t want anything in the article that would call into question whether or not it was true. “But [my editor] wanted to have it as a better opening, and he felt it would be, just be clear to people we were imagining what Steve’s final moments were like there,” he
said. Tyler Cabot, the Esquire editor who worked with Vann, called the opening paragraphs “investigative reconstruction,” and Vann agreed that was an apt description. The two differed on whether the approach was appropriate. Vann said that in his book, “Last Day on Earth: A Portrait of the NIU School Shooter,” he wrote that he was imagining the scene. “That section, along with the rest of the piece, was based on some of the most staggering reporting I’ve ever seen,” Cabot said in a Jan. 22 phone interview. “... It’s not like David and I decided to make this up. It is based on his reporting.” David Boeyink, a recently retired Indiana University journalism professor whose research and teaching fo-
cused on journalism ethics, said Esquire has a different audience than a newspaper. But that doesn’t change where the truth lies. “This imaginary reconstruction of a scene is moving beyond journalism into fiction writing,” Boeyink said. “Yes, it has links to what was actually there. There was evidence. The actual creation of that scene seems to me to be more about fiction and less about journalism.” Cabot said the magazine stands behind the article. David Granger, editor-in-chief of Esquire, said journalism is investigative reconstruction, where a reporter gathers facts, quotes and impressions, then puts the facts together “in a way that both makes as much sense as possible of them and renders them in a compelling way,” Granger wrote in an email.
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on the city’s woes – one side to push for greater access to guns for self-defense, the other to seek greater restrictions on gun sales. “You’ve got these two philosophies that are butting heads, and they’re butting heads in the biggest city in the middle of the United States,” said David Workman, of the Bellevue, Wa.based Second Amendment Foundation. Obama has stressed that the threat posed by guns in Chicago is part of a larger story about dangers across the nation. His political opponents are making the most of the body count, too.
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Brady weighing bid for governor The ASSOCIATED PRESS BLOOMINGTON – The Republican lawmaker who came close to unseating Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010 said he’s laying the groundwork for another run for governor. WJBC Radio reported Friday that state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, sent an email to supporters asking them to donate to his campaign fund. In the email, Brady said Illinois is worse off than it was four years ago, and that he’s
best positioned to win back the governor’s office for Republicans in 2014. The lawmaker defeated six other candidates in the 2010 Republican primary. He lost the general election to Quinn in what was Illinois’ closest governor’s race in decades. Brady said in his email hundreds, if not thousands, of people have asked him to “finish the job” he started three years ago. He said he will be traveling the state in coming weeks to speak with Illinois
A globe sits in a Peck Elementary School classroom Friday in Chicago. Illinois education officials expect more than a million students, parents and teachers to give opinions about what they like and dislike at school in a first-of-its-kind survey. The online survey began Friday and runs through March 31. A 2011 state law requires that children in grades six through 12 and teachers in all elementary and secondary schools be given the survey. They and parents can choose not to participate.
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SPRINGFIELD – As many as one million Illinois students, parents and teachers will be able to give their opinions about what they like and dislike about the state’s public schools in a first-of-its-kind survey. A 2011 state law requires children in grades six through 12 and teachers in all elementary and secondary grades be surveyed at least every two years, if money is available. The Illinois State Board of Education is using $550,000 in federal funds to pay for this year’s effort, called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Federal money will be available to do the survey again next year, said Mary Fergus, the board’s spokeswoman. But given the state’s budget crisis – districts got $200 million less in state funding
for this school year – some question the timing of the assessment. A downstate superintendent has labeled it as the “perfect storm” to make public schools look bad. Education officials say the answers could give them a better idea of the strengths and weaknesses of Illinois public schools. They say the feedback could spark efforts to make schools safer or even start night classes, like it did in one Chicago school that has sought community opinion for more than a decade. One expert cautions that the survey alone won’t lead to change. “It’s worthwhile to go and ask people what they think is going on in the classroom; it’s much better than people kind of guessing,” said Eric Camburn, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“But the surveys shouldn’t be looked at as magic bullets themselves.” He said he sees the assessment as a “starting point” that would only lead to improvements over time if used periodically and in connection with other feedback. Students will respond online to more than 70 multiplechoice questions – it will take less than 20 minutes, according officials, who are asking schools to administer the survey during school hours. Some questions will ask about learning, including the difficulty of homework assignments and tests. Others address bullying and safety concerns. One question: “How safe do you feel in the hallways and bathrooms of school?” Another asks whether most students at school “like to put others down.”
33, of Frankfort; and Rhoda McFarland, 42, of Joliet. “When we catch this guy, it’s going to open a lot of wounds,” Tinley Park Police Commander Pat McCain told the SouthtownStar. “It’s not ‘if.’ It’s ‘when,’ at least in my book.” Family members of victims are remembering the women at the anniversary. McFarland’s father, Hilton Hamilton, of Lockport, says he’s still angry and hasn’t found closure. “It’s an empty feeling, a very empty feeling,” he told The Herald-News in Joliet. “I know nothing can bring her back but someone needs to be brought to justice.” Chiuso’s brother, Mark Hudek, said he wants accountability.
Senate to pass the measure out of committee next week and vote to approve it Feb. 14. Cullerton says he believes the bill has the 30 votes needed to pass and move to the Illinois House. Advocates have been pushing for legislation that offers same-sex couples marriage rights currently only available to heterosexual couples. They’d hoped to capitalize on momentum from other states and President Barack Obama’s support.
8STATE BRIEFS Lane Bryant investigation continues 5 years later TINLEY PARK – Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the shooting deaths of five women at a clothing store in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, and investigators are still looking for the killer. Three Tinley Park police investigators have worked full time to find the gunman. They have received nearly 6,700 leads, although only 87 came in 2012. Mayor Ed Zabrocki said the village has spent $1.9 million on the case. They’ve even had NASA enhance video. A botched robbery attempt turned deadly Feb. 2, 2008, when a man disguised as a deliveryman entered a Lane Bryant store. He forced the women into a back room, bound them with duct tape and shot them. A sixth woman was shot but survived. The victims include Jennifer Bishop, 34, of South Bend, Ind.; Sarah Szafranski, 22, of Oak Forest; Connie Woolfolk, 37, of Flossmoor; Carrie Hudek Chiuso,
Senate president wants gay-marriage vote soon SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he wants to pass same-sex marriage legislation on Valentine’s Day. Cullerton tells the Chicago SunTimes that he’d like the state
Illinois issues Super Bowl drunken driving warning CHICAGO – State officials are warning drivers that Super Bowl Sunday can be one of the most deadly days of the year in Illinois when it comes to alcoholrelated traffic deaths. Last year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, four people were killed in crashes during Super Bowl weekend. Three of those crashes were alcohol-related.
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residents. Other Republicans considering a bid are state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Congressman Aaron Schock. State Sen. Kirk Dillard already has announced his candidacy. Quinn, a Democrat from Chicago, could face a primary challenge from Attorney General Lisa Madigan and former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley. Brady said he will make a final decision on whether to run by June.
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Healthier schools: Goodbye candy, greasy snacks By MARY CLARE JALONICK The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus. Under new rules the Department of Agriculture proposed Friday, school vending machines would start selling water, lower-calorie sports drinks, diet sodas and baked chips instead. Lunchrooms that now sell fatty “a la carte” items like mozzarella sticks and nachos would have to switch to healthier pizzas, low-fat hamburgers, fruit cups and yogurt.
The rules, required under a child nutrition law passed by Congress in 2010, are part of the government’s effort to combat childhood obesity. While many schools already have made improvements in their lunch menus and vending machine choices, others still are selling high-fat, highcalorie foods. Under the proposal, the Agriculture Department would set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on almost all foods sold in schools. Current standards already regulate the nutritional content of school breakfasts and lunches that are subsidized by the federal government, but most lunch rooms also have “a la carte” lines that sell other foods. And food sold through vending machines and in other ways outside the lunchroom has not been federally regulated. “Parents and teachers work hard to instill healthy eating
8NATION BRIEF Report: U.S. job market looks surprisingly strong WASHINGTON – The U.S. job market is proving surprisingly strong and raising hopes that the economy will be resilient enough this year to withstand a budget standoff in Washington and potentially deep cuts in federal spending. Employers added 157,000 jobs last month, and hiring turned out to be healthier than previously thought at the end of 2012 just as the economy faced the threat of the “fiscal cliff.” Still, unemployment remains persistently high. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent last month from 7.8 percent in December. Many economists, though, focused on the steady job growth – especially the healthierthan-expected hiring late last
year. The Labor Department revised its estimates of job gains for November from an initial 161,000 to 247,000 and for December from 155,000 to 196,000. The department also revised its figures for all of 2012 upward – to an average of 180,000 new jobs a month from a previously estimated 150,000. “The significantly stronger payroll gains tell us the economy has a lot more momentum than what we had thought,” Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank, said in a research note. The government frequently revises the monthly job totals as it collects more information. Sometimes the revisions can be dramatic, as in November and December.
On Friday, strong auto sales and optimism about U.S. job growth pushed it over the mark. The Dow is now just 155 points away from its record close. “There’s a newfound enthusiasm for the equity market,” said Jim Russell, regional investment director at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Minneapolis. But market watchers were divided over what the Dow milestone – or even what a potential new all-time high – really means. To some, it’s an important booster to hearts and minds, making investors feel optimistic and thus more willing to bet on the market. “The Dow touching 14,000, it matters psychologically,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York. “It attracts smaller investors.” And those investors, until recently, had been shying away from stocks. Since April 2011, investors have pulled more cash out of U.S. stock mutual funds than they’ve put in, according to the Investment Company Institute. In the past three weeks, though, that trend has reversed, which could make January the first month in nearly two years where stock-focused funds had a net inflow. To others, though, Dow
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Side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students Sept. 12 Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
accessible. Nutritional guidelines for the subsidized lunches were revised last year and put in place last fall. The 2010 child nutrition law also provided more money for schools to serve free and reduced-cost lunches and required more meals to be served to hungry kids. Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat, has been working for two decades to take junk foods out of schools. He calls the availability of unhealthful foods around campus a “loophole” that undermines the taxpayer money that helps pay for the healthier subsidized lunches. “USDA’s proposed nutrition standards are a critical step in closing that loophole and in ensuring that our schools are places that nurture not just the minds of American children but their bodies as well,” Harkin said.
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A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Friday. The Dow stock market index closed above 14,000 for the first time since before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. It’s gained 6.9 percent this year.
habits in our kids, and these efforts should be supported when kids walk through the schoolhouse door,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Most snacks sold in school would have to have less than 200 calories. Elementary and middle schools could sell only water, low-fat milk or 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice. High schools could sell some sports drinks, diet sodas and iced teas, but the calories would be limited. Drinks would be limited to 12-ounce portions in middle schools, and 8-ounce portions in elementary schools. The standards will cover vending machines, the “a la carte” lunch lines, snack bars and any other foods regularly sold around school. They would not apply to in-school fundraisers or bake sales, though states have the power to regulate them. The new
14,000 is nothing but a number, a sign more of how traders feel than of the economy. And it’s not even the best number on the board, some traders say. Professional investors usually pay more heed to the Standard & Poor’s main index, which tracks 500 companies compared to the Dow’s 30. The Dow garners attention, they say, because it’s more familiar to the general public. Joe Gordon, managing partner at Gordon Asset Management in North Carolina, wasn’t celebrating Friday. He thinks the gains won’t last. The fact that small investors are finally piling back in the stock market, he said, is not a reason for optimism but a sign that it’s getting overhyped and due to fall. After the Dow hit its all-time record in 2007, it fell almost steadily for the next year and a half. It lost more than half its value before starting to tick back up again. “It is good trivia to talk about on television and the radio,” Gordon said, referring to the 14,000 mark. “It’s meaningless to the average professional.” And for workers still unemployed by the financial crisis, he said, “it really means nothing to them.” If there is dissent over what Dow 14,000 signifies, what’s undeniable is that it’s a rarefied event. Before Friday, the Dow had closed above 14,000 just nine times in its history.
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ANKARA, Turkey – In the second deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in five months, a suicide bomber struck the American Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing a Turkish security guard in what the White House described as a terrorist attack. Washington immediately warned Americans to stay away from all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey and to be wary in large crowds. Turkish officials said the bombing was linked to leftist domestic militants.
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What babies would say about abortion
It is one of life’s great mysteries that so many liberal people are so callous when it comes to aborting fetuses. I mean, the Democratic convention last summer was almost a pro-abortion pep rally, as a variety of pro-choice speakers, including the self-proclaimed “Catholic woman” Caroline Kennedy, knelt at the altar of “reproductive rights.” Recently, another woman who calls herself a Catholic, Mary Elizabeth Williams, wrote a shocking article for Salon. Entitled “So What if Abortion Ends Life?” Williams starkly states: “I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice.” In the body of the article, Williams says this about her own pregnancies: “I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me.” And she continues, “Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about... [A] fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the nonautonomous entity inside of her. Always.” So now a developing fetus or viable baby gestating in the womb is a “non-au-
VIEWS Bill O’Reilly tonomous entity.” Good grief! The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless. The philosophy of Williams echoes past tyranny: Might makes right! What gives Williams the right to determine that her life is better than the baby she carries? Who appointed Williams the arbiter of who lives and who dies? Always, Williams? Abortion is acceptable always? We are not talking about life endangerment or catastrophic damage to the mother here. No. What Williams believes, and she’s not alone, is that a woman can execute her fetus simply because “she’s the boss.” You may remember the late-term abortion doctor George Tiller. For $5,000, Tiller would drill a hole into the skull of a baby anytime up until birth. Tiller had an assistant in his Kansas clinic, Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, whose assignment was to put on paper a reason for the late termination. Pretty much any reason would do, including “anxiety.” On May 31, 2009, Tiller was shot through the eye while attending a church service.
His killer, Scott Roeder, is serving life in prison. The murder made national headlines, and in many press dispatches, Tiller was portrayed as a martyr. People like me who had criticized Tiller before the vicious crime were accused by far-left loons of encouraging the assassination. On June 22, 2012, Neuhaus was informed that Kansas authorities had revoked her medical license. A judge ruled that she did not perform adequate mental health examinations of 11 abortion patients. The prosecution said that Neuhaus was a “threat to any future patients she might have.” Not to mention the babies she helped Tiller abort. There comes a time when a human being has to either face evil or admit to allowing it. Abortion is legal in the United States, but it should not be celebrated or usedasapoliticaltool.Viablebabiesare human beings. If they could talk, they would tell Williams and other pro-choice zealots that their lives should not be marginalized by someone who thinks she’s the boss. That’s what the babies would say.
•VeteranTVnewsanchorBillO’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.”
Obama replants goalposts in America’s midfield
In the summer of 2011, when the “Grand Bargain” on deficit reduction failed, House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama of “moving the goal posts” – shifting his demands to the left. After Boehner objected, Obama quickly moved the goal posts back and said he wanted to keep talking. But the speaker thought it was too late and the deal collapsed. Goal-post shifting is back in style. Behind the soaring rhetoric of the inaugural address and his announcement of a bold immigration plan, the president is engaged in a carefully calibrated effort to move the debate away from the right side of the field. In their interactions over the past two years, a chastened Obama started in the center and the Republicans started on the right and the never-found compromise lay on the center-right. Since winning re-election, Obama is starting on the center-left and the Republicans are moving toward the center-right. With any luck, they will find compromise in the center. The real center. Of course, they won’t get there until they move beyond the bad blood of their end-of-the-year failure to do anything significant about the budget. The House leadership says Obama delivered boring “I won” lectures to the speaker and doesn’t have a clue about how to negotiate; the White House says the speaker can’t deliver his own caucus. Both sides have blown chances to strike a deal on favorable terms. Republicans should have done so in July 2011 instead of holding out for a big 2012 electoral vic-
VIEWS Johnathan Alter tory that never came. Democrats should have accepted Boehner’s December 2012 offer of a 1-to-1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases instead of taking the risk of allowing fights over budget deadlines to overshadow priorities such as immigration and gun safety. Even as they lick their wounds after the election, Republicans should take comfort in how far they have shifted the center of gravity in U.S. politics over the past two years. Consider the coverage of Obama’s second inaugural address. Pundits outdid each other in describing how liberal it was. It wasn’t. With the exception of its firstever mention of gay rights, the speech was essentially an eloquent rear-guard action defending the 20th-century consensus on the role of government. The president celebrated achievements such as Social Security, Medicare, infrastructure, science, education and openness to immigrants that were backed by presidents of both parties for decades. They aren’t liberal ideas but ones right down the median strip of U.S. politics. Obama wrapped them in progressive rhetoric to be true to himself and his liberal values and – more pragmatically – to give himself cover with the left for the painful budget compromises to come. In 2011, he had no such cover. Had he
followed through with his plans to bargain away the chained consumer-price index (a different way of calculating inflation that could reduce Social Security benefits) and means-testing for entitlements, his support on the left would have cratered. Now he has the strong backing he needs from his liberal base for serious compromise on immigration, guns and even entitlements. Even that expression – liberal base – had been missing from U.S. politics for a long time. Get used to it. Obama is getting set to pursue the same “base-out” strategy that worked for Ronald Reagan when he compromised on taxes, spending and immigration in the 1980s. The Republican president made concessions that would have been savaged by his party had they come from someone with less-stellar conservative credentials. Look at what happened to President George H.W. Bush when he raised taxes in 1991. Liberals and moderates need to keep their expectations in check. There will be no progressive nirvana for the left and no Grand Bargain that satisfies the SimpsonBowles crowd. With the dip in the economy, long passes downfield aren’t likely. But field goals through some newly positioned goal posts should help the president – and the country – put a few points on the board this year.
•JonathanAlterisaBloombergView columnist and the author of “The Promise: President Obama, Year One.”
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Thumbs up: To more efficient and effective water treatment. The City of Sycamore is planning a $10 million update to its wastewater treatment plant that will give the facility on North Cross Street more capacity and make the quality of water discharged into the Kishwaukee River cleaner. When the project is complete, it should be a substantial upgrade from the city’s current system, which uses equipment that is 35 years old and relies more heavily on chemical agents to kill bacteria. Although most of us don’t give a lot of thought to where the water goes after it runs down the drain, making it safe for the environment again is a complex and important process. Thumbs up: To the DeKalb County Housing Authority’s plans to make its properties smoke-free by June 1, 2014. The policy will protect the health of nonsmokers – when multiple apartments in the same complex share a ventilation system, there is no way to prevent secondhand smoke from entering the apartments of nonsmokers. It should also save the housing authority money, as it will no longer have to repair smoke damage to units when the smokers move out. Finally, there is hope the new policy will encourage smokers to give up the habit, both improving their health and saving them considerable money in the long term. Thumbs down: To wild winter weather in DeKalb County this week. On Tuesday, residents were golfing and playing basketball in their shirtsleeves with high temperatures in the 60s and a flood watch in effect. On Wednesday, the rain changed to snow and icy roads imperiled drivers on their way home from work. By Thursday, wind chills dropped to life-threatening lows and Friday was another day of the deep freeze. Although temperatures should moderate in the days ahead, it looks like it could be a while before we see the 60s again. Thumbs up: To this year’s Forward, Together Forward scholarship winners: Taylor Bogan, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Guadalupe Lopez, Sarah Pollack and Evan Wittke. The five winners were chosen from among 37 applicants who wrote essays about what it means to be an NIU Huskie, about character and about goals for helping the community. They also described how they would honor the memories of the five students who died in the Feb. 14, 2008, campus shooting. We wish these scholars the best of luck and congratulate them on their success. Thumbs up: To the Lincoln Inn in DeKalb for being awarded DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Business of the Year. The award was presented at the annual chamber dinner Thursday. Bill and Joy McMahon were two young Northern Illinois University graduates when they bought the restaurant in 1994. The eatery has remained an anchor in downtown DeKalb over the years, which Bill credits to his dedicated staff and the support of the community. He was quite surprised by the recognition. “This is quite an honor,” he said. “We are truly humbled.” Good luck to the McMahons in the future.
8 ANOTHER VIEW
Feds need budget more than higher debt ceiling
Until recently, Republicans had been threatening again to hold the nation’s economy and credit rating hostage in yet another debt-ceiling crisis to leverage a new federal budget with deep cuts in social spending. But on Jan. 23, Republicans wisely punted. Perhaps recalling how their 2011 debacle hurt the nation’s credit rating and economy, House leaders said they would simply “suspend” the debt ceiling until May while Congress works toward a new budget. That action implicitly suggests that Republicans wanted to avoid a new showdown with President Barack Obama over the debt ceiling. He already had warned that he would not negotiate or mandate unwarranted cuts in earned entitlements and other safety net programs. The surface technical question from their cave-in is whether the debt ceiling – if it can be suspended so easily while federal spending runs over it – is really the big legislative deal they’ve made it into since Obama replaced a free-spending, debt-ceiling-breaking Republican? In this case, it’s essential to remember that a Republican-controlled Congress casually raised the debt ceiling seven times while George W. Bush was doubling the federal debt to finance deep tax cuts and two costly wars. Part of the Obama debt is to pay for the lingering pipeline costs of those wars and for rebuilding the military’s machinery. If debt-ceiling boundaries really are so flexible – as they must be to pay for spending already approved by Congress in earlier years – the debt ceiling mechanism should just be abandoned, and more intense focus placed on annual and long-term budgets. Both sides, however, now need to present a reasonable compromise. And the driver for that – the budget sequesters mandated in 2011 for across-the-board cuts – will arrive again in March. That leaves little time to waste, and no sense in putting off hard, detailed budget proposals from both sides. Kicking this can down the road again makes no sense. It would be as meaningless as the “No budget, no pay” bill that Republican House members passed recently, despite the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that bars them from cutting their pay in the same session the legislation was passed. Such showboating must be replaced by substantive congressional action. Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times
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APRIL 9, 2013 BALLOT CANDIDATES MUNICIPALITIES town of cortlAnd MAYOR Russ Stokes Churck Lanning Robert “Bob” Seyller CLERK Cheryl “Cookie” Aldis TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Michael Siewierski Sandra Barzso Doug Corson Benjamin Haier
city of dekAlb MAYOR Mike Verbic John Rey Jennifer L. Groce David M. Jacobson CLERK No Candidate WARD 2 ALDERMAN William S. “Bill” Finucane Stephen A. Clark WARD 4 ALDERMAN Robert G. Snow James W. Mitchell WARD 6 ALDERMAN Dave Baker
city of genoA MAYOR Jayson R. Hansen Mark Vicary CITY CLERK Wendy Shaneen ALDERMAN WARD 1 Glennis Carroll ALDERMAN WARD 2 Laurie B. Curley ALDERMAN WARD 3 JoAnn Watson ALDERMAN WARD 4 Katie L. Lang
villAge of Hinckley VILLAGE PRESIDENT James K. Roderick Richard L. Snedeker, Jr. TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) John M. Marsh Mark T. Wrzeciona No Candidate
genoA-kingston district 424 SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for FOUR) Kerri Sosnowski Dale Pelley Kristin Brynteson Heather Edwards Taunya Fischer
HiAwAtHA district 426 SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for TWO) Peter Johnson Sharon Miller Mike Luepkes SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for ONE) Pamela Plote-Clark Timothy Hall
Hinckley-big rock district 429 SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for ONE) Melissa Oeters SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for TWO) Thomas Mullis No Candidate SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for THREE) Debra A. Winkle No Candidate No Candidate
indiAn creek district 425 SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for FOUR total) MILAN TWP Vaughn Boehne
kAnelAnd district 302 SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for THREE) Cheryl Krauspe No Candidate No Candidate
SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for TWO) TRUSTEE, 2-YEAR UNEXPIRED TERM Pedro Rivas No Candidate No Candidate
villAge of kingston VILLAGE PRESIDENT John Munro TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) John “Jack” Fischer Joseph M. Hengels Robert F. Ruehl, Jr. Barrie Greenwell TRUSTEE, 2-YEAR (Vote for TWO) John N. Lynch, Jr. Jennifer Bankson
villAge of kirklAnd VILLAGE PRESIDENT Les Bellah Tony Parker TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Jamie Bellah Kenneth D. Sterling Wanda A. McMurray Sarah Kristina Ziegler Carol L. Stiegman Scott Zondag Colleen Nicole Ford
villAge of lee VILLAGE PRESIDENT Richard W. Boris TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Joshua Carlson John R. Montgomery No Candidate
villAge of mAltA VILLAGE PRESIDENT Vincent McCabe Sean Conlon CLERK No Candidate TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Jamie Colbert Donald Haeffner No Candidate
villAge of mAPle PArk VILLAGE PRESIDENT Kathleen Curtis TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Gregory M. Cutsinger Lucas Goucher Brian Kinane Terry E. Borg
sAndwicH district 430
ALDERMAN WARD 1 William A. Beverley Leslie Redden
TOWNSHIPS Afton SUPERVISOR Randall J. Bourdages CLERK No Candidate ROAD COMMISSIONER Cliff Hammett Jack Walker TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Julie Barr Stephen E Hilleson No Candidate No Candidate
clinton SUPERVISOR Janice Knudsen CLERK Jeanne Tyne
TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Jerald Hipple James Wassmann Charles George Kip Anderson
cortlAnd SUPERVISOR DaNee Walker CLERK Ann Swedberg ROAD COMMISSIONER Gaylord Lockwood Neil Hillquist
SCHOOL BOARD David L. Stahl
somonAuk district 432
SCHOOL BOARD, 2-Year unexpired term No Candidate
SUPERVISOR Eric Johnson Jim Luebke
SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for FOUR) Michael Short Roger Duffield Corey Britt Bradley M. Casner Matthew Dean Wilson Amy Wiegman
CLERK Geralynne “Lynne” Kunde Richard Amesquita
sycAmore district 427 SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for FOUR) Diane M. Tyrrell Donald Clayberg Jim Dombek No Candidate
PARK DISTRICTS dekAlb PArk district COMMISSIONER, 2-year unexpired term Mario J. Fontana Don Irving COMMISSIONER (Vote for TWO) Per Faivre Dean Holliday Bryant C. Irving Keith Nyquist Joan Berkes Hanson
genoA townsHiP PArk district COMMISSIONER (Vote for THREE) Megan Johnson (No Candidate) (No Candidate)
sAndwicH PArk district
city of sAndwicH
TREASURER No Candidate
TRUSTEE (Vote for TWO) Brandon W. Evans Jane Goetz Laurie Bonucci
TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Diane Bechle Jeff Sabin Steve Ward John Wartenbe
COMMISSIONER, 4-year unexpired term Todd Latham
illinois vAlley community college
ASSESSOR Robert P. Knudsen
COMMISSIONER (Vote for TWO) Stephen D Wolf Martha McAdams Stephanie Ahrens Diane Scents
TRUSTEE (Vote for TWO) Kathleen “Kathy” Watkins Kathleen M. Spears Ferald Bryan
SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for TWO) Dale H. Hamilton Suzann Spartz
TRUSTEE, 2-year unexpired term (Vote for TWO) Stephan D. Nowak Debra M. Armstrong Christopher R. Higgins
MAYOR Richard A. Olson Tom Thomas
kisHwAukee community college
ROAD COMMISSIONER SHABBONA TWP (No more than TWO) Scott E. Hunt James Hicks ASSESSOR Peter E. Senkowski Robert P. Knudsen Kelsy Hart CLINTON TWP Paul Delisio Cheryl Palombo
sycAmore PArk district COMMISSIONER (Vote for TWO) Ted Strack Matthew Wittrup Michelle Schulz COMMISSIONER, 2-year unexpired term William Kroeger Greg Martin
ALDERMAN WARD 2 David Fraser
ROAD COMMISSIONER Craig Smith Cory Christopherson ASSESSOR John S. Hietikko Richard M. Gallati TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Kurt A. Schweitzer Michael W. Shane Joe Simons Patricia L. McKinley Lametra H. Curry Kevin D. Flavin Lisa King Nancy Teboda
frAnklin SUPERVISOR Vincent Kilcullen CLERK Jeffrey White ROAD COMMISSIONER James L. Patterson TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Barry Aves James E. Bruch Jeff A. Lane No Candidate
genoA SUPERVISOR Jim Hanson CLERK Mary Snow ROAD COMMISSIONER Keith Butz ASSESSOR Pauline Rogers TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Pamela Whittenhall James E. Kuhn Paul Kuhn Joe Paulson
kingston SUPERVISOR William Cleveland CLERK Charles Sanderson ROAD COMMISSIONER James Sabin Larry Myelle
ALDERMAN WARD 3 Peter M. Dell
ALDERMAN WARD 4 Charles F. Moran
clinton twP. Public librAry
ASSESSOR Jennifer Cleveland
TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Shapiro Christina Bystry-Busch No Candidate
TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Scott Sanford Ken Peterson Terry Burke Jerry Tewksbury James Pearson
sAndwicH fire Protection dist. TRUSTEE Matthew E. Weismiler
villAge of sHAbbonA TRUSTEE (VOTE FOR THREE) Jamie Deutsch Alfred E. Aspengren Susan D. Cox Patrick E. McCormick Frank Ottengheime TRUSTEE, 2-YEAR Ada Gallagher
villAge of somonAuk
cortlAnd community librAry TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Mary M Benson Ryan Hilligoss Marie Kornischuck Victoria Haier
genoA Public librAry district TRUSTEE (Vote for TWO) Michele Dvorak Esther ‘Sam’ Solar
VILLAGE PRESIDENT, 2-YEAR Aaron Grandgeorge
TRUSTEE, 4-year Unexpired Term No Candidate
TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Michael Conley Jay Wiegman No Candidate
TRUSTEE, 2-Year Unexpired Term No Candidate
city of sycAmore MAYOR Ken Mundy CLERK Candy Smith ALDERMAN WARD 1 Alan Bauer ALDERMAN WARD 2 Pete Paulsen
TRUSTEE, 2-year unexpired term No Candidate
kirklAnd Public librAry
ALDERMAN WARD 3 Steven Braser
TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Scott Zondag Rebecca A. Lamont No Candidate
ALDERMAN WARD 4 Janice Tripp
TRUSTEE, 2-Year unexpired term No Candidate
villAge of wAtermAn VILLAGE PRESIDENT Thomas L. Ekle TRUSTEE, 2-yr Michael P. Heiderscheidt
mAltA SUPERVISOR James Nelson CLERK Sherri L Barber ROAD COMMISSIONER Brian Keast TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Paul Butler Ed Arndt Jr. James J Willrett Kenneth R. Stark
Hinckley librAry district TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Maureen Witte Gregory L. Finch Karen Yaggie
mAltA townsHP Public librAry TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Sylvia Maconaghy Jodi Slade Carol Nelson
dekAlb district 428 SCHOOL BOARD (Vote for THREE) Vickie A. Hernan-Faivre Marilyn D. Parker Victoria Newport George “Joe” Mitchell Mary Hess
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SUPERVISOR Judith L. Svendsen CLERK Wayne A. Davey ROAD COMMISSIONER Raymond S. Richardson TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Donald E. Sellers Gary Frieders Andrew R. Konitzer Amanda Kaye Hawk
Pierce SUPERVISOR Lawrence J. Asselborn CLERK Patricia L. Wielert ROAD COMMISSIONER Greg Friedlund ASSESSOR Robert P. Knudsen TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Dan Carson II Robert Strand Robert M. Coyle Daniel Klein
sAndwicH SUPERVISOR Norman H. Troeger CLERK Starr A Frederick ROAD COMMISSIONER Jerry N. Davis ASSESSOR Sheila A. Johnson
ROAD COMMISSIONER Paul Mollete TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Willis Heide Tim Hall Robert Drake Kevin Drake
milAn SUPERVISOR B. John Hopwood CLERK Paula Kyler ROAD COMMISSIONER Scott Hart William “Bill” Faber
TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) TRUSTEE, 2-Year unexpired term Heath Headley TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) Jessica Smolla Rodney Kyler Peggy L. Rogers (IND) No Candidate Steve Drendel Joan C. Stanley (IND) No Candidate No Candidate Kevin Hickey This is a partial list of candidates. Data provided by DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo’s Website.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Voters will know if there is an eligible candidate if there is a write-in option on the ballot. For races without enough candidates, as in the Sycamore School District 427 board race, Acardo said write-ins still are accepted, but the situation is a bit different. “School districts have very specific requirements for how their boards are comprised,” he said. Each ballot lists instructions for the voting process, as well as how many candidates can be chosen from each township. If a voter were to misinterpret the instructions, his or her vote may not count.
thursday: Last day to file as a write-in candidate feb. 28 to march 25: Absentee voting begins (In-person and by mail) march 12: Last day to register to vote march 25 to April 6: Early voting begins April 4: Last day to apply for absentee ballot by mail April 9: Election Day
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For school districts such District 427 and Somonauk School District 432, only a certain number of candidates can be elected from each township. For example, if a voter were to select four candidates from the same township, and the
ballot instructs the voter to pick two, only the votes for the first two names listed would count. “This is why it’s important to read through the ballot beforehand,” he said. Acardo also encourages all residents to take advantage of www.votedekalb. com. He said they will be revamping and reorganizing the site in the coming weeks, but it’s still the best source for information about the election and candidates. Although the sample ballot won’t be available for a few more weeks, visitors to the site can still select their unit to see who’s running for certain offices and receive more information about the election process.
TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Marlene D Allen Gene Olson Garry J Miller Roy Wahlgren
sHAbbonA SUPERVISOR James A. Johnson CLERK Kathleen M. Marshall ROAD COMMISSIONER Edward Gene Larson TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Greg Fleming Dennis Johnson Robert W. Mullins No Candidate
somonAuk SUPERVISOR Wiliam F Coultrip CLERK Christopher P. Morphey ROAD COMMISSIONER Dennis Stahl TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Karl Lundeen Barry S Smith Charles C Kessler Norman J Rogers
soutH grove SUPERVISOR Laurence Smith CLERK Lynnette J. Tindall ROAD COMMISSIONER Henry Burgweger TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Brian L. Koehnke Bruce E. Latimer Richard G. Tindall Brian McQueen
squAw grove SUPERVISOR George Bullard CLERK Karen A. Kuppler ROAD COMMISSIONER Perry Jungels ASSESSOR Katrina T. Moyer TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) James F. Broz Linda M. Herrmann John R. Long Steven Navalny Jr. COMMUNITY BOARD TRUSTEE (Vote for THREE) No Candidates
sycAmore SUPERVISOR Barbara Young Amy Mathey Sindy Edwards CLERK Ellen Rogers ROAD COMMISSIONER Jeff Armstrong ASSESSOR Kevin Schnetzler TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) George Diedrich John Ward Russ Josh Mary Jo Cessna
victor SUPERVISOR LaVerne Mattson CLERK Mary Kohler ROAD COMMISSIONER Nathan Gudmunson Brian A. Olson TRUSTEE (Vote for FOUR) Bradley Anderson H. Kent Wesson Wayne Christopher Kevin Sawyer
Afton/Pierce Assessment dist. ASSESSOR Jay W. Walker
mAltA/milAn Assessment dist. ASSESSOR No Candidate
mAyfield/soutH grove Assessment dist. ASSESSOR No Candidate
sHAbbonA/PAw PAw Assessment dist. ASSESSOR No Candidate
Joe Totman CLERK Dale Sanderson
Write-ins can still file
Kyle Bursaw – firstname.lastname@example.org
dekalb teacher John Hahn exercises his legs in a therapy pool tuesday at unlimited Performance in sycamore on tuesday after his first day back teaching. Hahn has been working with physical therapist melissa stevens since november 2012 after a hip surgery that fixed an injury suffered when he fell while having the aneurysm rupture.
Teacher prepared for the worst • teAcHer
Continued from page A1 “We were preparing for the worst at one point,” Hahn said. “The doctor told my wife, just short of get funeral arrangements, that it was pretty dire. And I was sitting there thinking, ‘What can I do if I can’t teach, or if I am not able to teach?’ ” But Hahn eventually recovered, with no brain damage. He said his long-term memory was not affected, and he feels his short-term memory has improved. Although his wife might argue differently, he said with a laugh. What hasn’t recovered yet, has been his body. When Hahn fell in the bathroom at his apartment that November morning, he injured his hip and shoulder. However, he didn’t feel those injuries until he was weaned off his pain medication. Also hindering him is the inactive lifestyle he had forced upon him by the aneurysm. For months, Hahn slept 20 to 22 hours a day. Physically, he felt like a slug, he said. “I wasn’t able to exercise,” Hahn said. “And my back is suffering for it. My leg is suffering for it. Regularly, just walking up and down hallways, going through the normal school days; that’s usually
enough exercise to keep my back in shape. “But I haven’t done that in 14 months. My back is in so many knots right now, it’s killing me.” Hahn said he is going to physical therapy and is back on a regular sleep schedule. He also has a pedometer to track his movement. By the end of the day Tuesday, he had walked 2.3 miles. Officials with District 428 have been there to support him. Superintendent James Briscoe and Assistant Superintendent Doug Moeller said they each have spoken with Hahn on how they can help him with his transition. “He said he didn’t need any special accommodations,” Briscoe said. “At the same time, he understands it’ll take some time to get back in.” Moeller said both he and Connie Rohlman, the head of the district’s human resources department, have told Hahn they are flexible if he needs to work half-days. “Both as a teacher and as a district, we’re so glad John has been able to make a great recovery and get back to work,” Moeller said. Hahn said he ran into parents of his students this summer, and many of them wished him well. “They pretty much knew that if I couldn’t come back, I wouldn’t come back,” Hahn said. Helping Hahn on his
first day back was Paula Trzynka, the substitute teacher who has been teaching art to elementary school students. Hahn has an eight-day rotation as a D-428 art teacher. He will spend four days at Founders Elementary School, two days at Malta Elementary School, and two days at Tyler Elementary School. He estimated that he would see 150 students a day. “I figured I would go about with what I usually do and he would fill in whenever he felt necessary,” Trzynka said. In one class, Trzynka instructed students on that day’s lessons while Hahn passed out the basket of crayons to the different tables. In the days before he returned to the classroom, Hahn said he was filled with anxiety. That changed when he parked his car Tuesday at Founders Elementary School. He was ready to do this, he said. For Hahn, teaching is perhaps the only route available to him. He has ruled out disability for teachers, and he would not make enough for it to be beneficial to him. “The thing went into my mind: What if I have some kind of relapse?” he said. “What if I’m unable to teach? What am I going to do? That’s all I’ve ever done as a career, is teach, and I’ve done it for 21 years.”
Shall the corporate authorities of the municipality of Hinckley be authorized to levy a tax rate of one (1) percent for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures, on public infrastructure, or property tax relief?
somonAuk scHool district 432
Shall the maxiumum allowable annual tax rate for Educational purposes of Somonauk Community Unit School District #432 be increased to 4.0 percent upon all taxable property of said School District at the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue?
before voters in dekAlb, milAn, Pierce, soutH grove And somonAuk townsHiPs, And in villAges of kirklAnd And lee
Shall the Township/Village have the authority to arrange for the supply of the electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?
Corn Fest eyes original home • corn fest
Continued from page A1 The festival traditionally has been held on the last full weekend in August, which usually corresponds with move-in day at NIU. Festival organizers had been looking at moving the festival back to downtown when they learned in De-
cember that the On the Waterfront festival in Rockford would not continue in 2013. “Many festival vendors have their schedules set for an entire year, and no two major festivals ever want to compete for attendees,” Angel said. “When they announced they were no longer going to have a festival, we knew this was
our chance to make the change.” The proposed changes will allow the festival to return to its roots and still allow NIU students to attend, Angel said. “We never said it was never going back downtown,” Angel said. “... We appreciate the city working with us to make this possible.”
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A clipper will move through early in the day, with some accumulating snow. Otherwise, cloudy skies will prevail with cooler-than-normal temperatures as winds shift out of the north late in the day. Another fast-moving system will spread some light snow early on Sunday with a light dusting in spots. A northwest flow will keep temperatures below normal.
Light snow early; cloudy and cool
Partly sunny with a few flurries; chilly
Periods of light Periods of light snow or flurries; snow; warmer cool
Mostly sunny and warmer
Partly sunny and warmer
Partly sunny and pleasant
Winds: SW 5-15 mph
Winds: W/NW 10-20 mph
Winds: N/NE 5-10 mph
Winds: W/SW 10-15 mph
Winds: E 5-10 mph
Winds: S/SW 5-15 mph
Winds: W 5-15 mph
DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday
Temperature High ............................................................... 9° Low ............................................................... -3° Normal high ............................................. 29° Normal low ............................................... 13° Record high .............................. 65° in 1989 Record low ............................... -16° in 1996
Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.00” Normal month to date ....................... 0.04” Year to date ............................................ 2.73” Normal year to date ............................ 1.52”
The higher the AccuWeather.com 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.
AIR QUALITY TODAY
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
How does fresh snowcover affect sound?
La Salle 24/16
Evanston 25/16 Chicago 21/16
WEATHER TRIVIA™ Q:
Arlington Heights 21/15
Main offender ................................................... N.A.
Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Hammond 25/17 Gary 26/18 Kankakee 26/18
Gusty winds surged through the Great Lakes region and into western Pennsylvania on Feb. 2, 1983. It was so windy that Punxsutawney Phil had a hard time holding on to his shadow.
Hi 24 38 18 21 30 21 24 26 24 24 24 26 24 26 24 32 18 24 20 32 22 21 20 21 24
Today Lo W 13 sn 27 c 12 sf 13 sf 20 sn 14 sn 16 sn 18 sn 13 sn 17 sn 16 sn 17 sn 15 sn 17 sn 15 sn 22 pc 12 sf 12 sf 13 sf 23 sn 14 sn 15 sn 13 sn 11 sf 15 sn
Tomorrow Hi Lo W 18 8 sf 36 21 s 16 9 c 17 10 sf 23 12 sf 18 9 sf 20 11 sf 21 10 sf 19 10 c 21 9 sf 22 12 pc 21 12 sf 19 10 sf 21 12 sf 19 11 c 28 18 s 17 8 sf 17 8 c 17 9 c 26 17 s 19 11 c 20 10 sf 19 8 sf 17 8 sf 19 9 sf
Lake Geneva 18/12
A: It absorbs sound waves, making it quieter.
Sunrise today ................................ 7:06 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 5:11 p.m. Moonrise today ................................... none Moonset today .......................... 10:09 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:05 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 5:13 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................ 12:33 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................. 10:49 a.m.
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0-50 Good, 51-100 Moderate, 101-150, Unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151-200 Unhealthy 201-300 Very Unhealthy, 301-500 Hazardous
SUN and MOON
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SECTION B Saturday, February 2, 2013 Daily Chronicle
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GIRLS BOWLING SECTIONAL PREVIEW
Spartans win confidence, work together By ROSS JACOBSON firstname.lastname@example.org AP photo
Man at center of Te’o hoax says he was molested The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims the hoax had “everything to do” with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Phil McGraw for the “Dr. Phil Show,” the second part of which aired Friday. The 22-year-old Tuiasosopo told McGraw he was repeatedly molested, beginning at age 12, by someone who was close to his father, a church pastor and youth minister. “I felt that I couldn’t do things, accomplish things, pursue things, live out as Ronaiah,” Tuiasosopo said. “And I felt the need to create this. It has everything to do with what I went through as a child.” Tuiasosopo did not identify his alleged attacker by name and did not say whether he had told police about his claim. His father, Titus Tuiasosopo, said it was difficult to hear the details of the abuse his son suffered. “When he told me the location, the time, I could go back and vividly remember those trips, the times that these guys came over,” he said. “That part, right there, was kind of gut wrenching for me.” Ronaiah Tuiasosopo said he built the online persona of Lennay Kekua, a nonexistent woman who Te’o said he fell in love with despite never meeting in person. Tuiasosopo then killed off the character last September. He said creating Kekua – who met Te’o online during the player’s freshman year at Notre Dame – allowed him to live in an alternate reality, and helped validate that he was a good person. “When I looked at Lennay through Manti’s eyes, I got a glimpse of who I was as far as my heart,” said Tuisasosopo, who told McGraw that he fell in love with Te’o. –Wire report
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Dani Pivonka couldn’t be sure of the results. After the last team had finished bowling at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet Jan. 21, Pivonka’s friend was tallying up the totals, telling her the Spartans had beaten Morris by a mere one pin. “I didn’t want his math to be wrong because I didn’t want my hopes to get up,” Pivonka said. His math was right as the Spartans won with a total of 6,336 pins, earning the program’s first conference championship. Pivonka, a senior, finished in fifth place individually with a six-game series of 1,194 while senior Kayla Webb took 11th place.
“It was really exciting for the whole team,” Webb said. “It was an awesome experience and it was really exciting. That whole night I was in a good mood.” The Spartans’ conference title has given the entire team added confidence heading into today’s Schaumburg Sectional at Poplar Creek Bowl in Hoffman Estates. Sycamore entered the season with a deeper, more experienced squad. Even with 20 girls on the roster, Pivonka and Webb noted that the Spartans are a tighter group than in the past. “We’re working together as a team more and supporting each other,” Webb said. “When someone gets down, we bring them up.”
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LITTLE TEN TOURNAMENT: HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK 39, INDIAN CREEK 30
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Members of the Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball team celebrate after a 39-30 victory over Indian Creek during the Little 10 Conference tournament final on Friday in Somonauk.
H-BR comes away with second consecutive Little Ten Tournament title By STEVE NITZ email@example.com SOMONAUK – When Bill Sambrookes arrived at Hinckley-Big Rock before the 2002-03 season, he didn’t understand the importance of the Little Ten Conference Tournament. However, Sambrookes, now in his 11th year as Royals coach, quickly found out how much the tournament, which began in 1920, meant to teams
More online For video highlights and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. around the conference. Friday night, Sambrookes watched his veteran team win its second consecutive Little Ten Tour-
nament title with a 39-30 win over rival Indian Creek. It’s the first time top-seeded H-BR (20-3) has won consecutive tournament championships in school history. “[The Little Ten Tournament]’s really important to the communities, to the schools in the Little Ten Conference,” Sambrookes said. “Once I got here, the first year, we didn’t win it. Then I understood, because we didn’t [win it] for a while.
I understood how valuable it was. I saw people celebrating here and how much importance it was. “That’s what I told them before the game, that this doesn’t come around all the time, let alone two in a row.” To Royals forward Zach Michels, who finished with 10 points, H-BR proved something Friday night with the victory over the third-seeded Timberwolves (13-9).
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BOYS WRESTLING REGIONAL PREVIEW
Maintaining the legacy SUNDAY Pro football Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco vs. Baltimore, at New Orleans, 5:29, CBS • The rest of the weekend TV sports schedule on Page B2.
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Culton, Sycamore seniors hope to defend titles By JAMES NOKES firstname.lastname@example.org SYCAMORE – History will fondly remember Sycamore wrestlers in the Class of 2013. The Spartans’ seniors have already carved out an impressive legacy; three consecutive appearances at Class 2A dual team state, multiple appearances at 2A individual state and the first ever Sycamore individual state champion. As the Spartans prepare to host a 2A regional today and defend their 2012 regional and sectional titles, Austin Culton (30-0) also begins his quest to repeat as the 152 pound 2A state champion. It’s a senior class with high expectations that is familiar with postseason success. “This group of seniors really doesn’t know any different,” said Sycamore coach Alex Nelson about the Spartans’ state appearances. “They’ve always
been at team state. It all starts with the regional though. We know the atmosphere at regionals, sectionals and state. It’s a group that wants to leave on a high note.” After the Spartans’ Northern Illinois Big 12 East title was rescinded and given to Yorkville based on a scoring criteria that was discovered the past Tuesday, Sycamore has a potential rematch with the Foxes at the 2A Rochelle Sectional. Conference foe Kaneland, which Sycamore beat, 55-16, to open the NI Big 12 East season, is the Spartans’ biggest threat to return to sectionals. Kaneland coach Monty Jahns is familiar with the Sycamore lineup that features four conference champions and one runner up. Sycamore is expected to return Austin Armstrong and Colton Burns from injury to complement an already deep lineup.
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Sycamore’s Austin Culton (front) competes against Ottawa’s Kyle Damyen in a 152-pound match during the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament Jan. 19 in Sycamore. Culton won by fall over Damyen. “We know we’ve got our hands full,” Jahns said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to wrestle above where we’re expected to wrestle at and be able to make a run at the regional. “The new season starts Saturday.
Everybody’s 0-0 going in. We hope to take advantage of that, have a few upsets along the way and do everything we can.”
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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY
Boys Basketball DeKalb at Rochelle, 5:30 p.m. G-K at Burlington Central, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Kaneland at IMSA, 1:30 p.m. Lena-Winslow at H-BR, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Rochelle, 4 p.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb at Conference Meet TBA Girls Bowling DeKalb, Kaneland, Sycamore at Schaumburg Sectional Wrestling DeKalb at Huntley Regional Genoa-Kingston 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.
Boys Basketball Ashton-Franklin at Hiawatha, 7:10 p.m. West Chicago at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Indian Creek at Mooseheart, 6:45 p.m. Marengo at G-K, 7 p.m. DeKalb at Elgin, 7:15 p.m. Sycamore at Sterling, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Paw Paw / Mooseheart, 6 p.m., at H-BR Regional Indian Creek vs. Amboy, 8 p.m., at H-BR Regional Kaneland at Marengo, 7 p.m. Sycamore at Aurora Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Girls Gymnastics DeKalb/Sycamore at Glenbard West Sectional, 6:30 p.m.
8SPORTS SHORTS Toledo (8-10, 4-3 MidAmerican Conference) at Northern Illinois (5-14, 3-4 MAC) 3 p.m., NIU Convocation
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Toledo, 65-61, on Feb. 29, 2012 Scouting the Rockets: One thing Toledo boasts is the MAC’s leading scorer — junior guard Rian Pearson, who averages 19.6 points per game. The Rockets average 68.9 points per game, the fourth-best total in the conference. Toledo comes to DeKalb with back-to-back victories. The Rockets defeated Ball State Wednesday and got a win over Bowling Green on Saturday. NIU outlook: After a recordsetting (not in a good way) performance at Eastern Michigan last Saturday, NIU rebounded nicely with Wednesday’s 67-65 win over Kent State, when Abdel Nader hit a jumper with 2.2 seconds left to give the Huskies the win. Nader has been NIU’s go-to guy all season, averaging 13.6 points per game. His 26 points Wednesday were a season high, and tied his career high.
NBA union head Hunter placed on indefinite leave NEW YORK – NBA players put union chief Billy Hunter on an indefinite leave Friday, two weeks after a report they commissioned questioned Hunter’s leadership and criticized him for bad decisions and questionable business practices. The union is forming an interim executive committee and an advisory committee, the group’s president, Derek Fisher, said in a statement released Friday. An outside attorney is also being hired as players begin moving forward, likely without the man who has guided them since 1996. Hunter’s attorney responded that the actions weren’t allowable under NBPA rules, setting up the possibility of a Hunter fight to keep to his job. Fisher pushed for the outside review of Hunter and the union. That examination by a New York law firm found no illegal use of funds but cited Hunter for a number of poor choices and recommended players discuss whether he should remain in charge during their All-Star weekend meetings. –Staff, wire reports
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Bears wait to add to Hall of Fame class
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Sunday in New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 5:30 p.m., CBS
Pop quiz: Name the NFL team with the most members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here’s a hint: It rhymes with Daaa Pears. As it turns out, the competition isn’t even close. The Bears boast 27 players, coaches and front-office personnel who have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. From Red Grange to Bronko Nagurski to Dick Butkus to Walter Payton to Richard Dent, the list offers a reminder of the Bears’ rich history. It’s a list that could increase to 28 or 29 or maybe 30 by the end of the decade. At least for now, the Bears will not add to their Hall of Fame roster. No Bears are among the 15 modern-era finalists and two senior finalists in the Class of 2013, which will be revealed today when voters select up to five modern-era nominees and up to seven overall nominees. Good luck to anyone who tries to vote for the best five choices out of this year’s 15 finalists. No matter who gets in, more than a few deserving candidates will be left out. The more those candidates are left out, the more competition they will face in coming years. Take the Bears, for example. Brian Urlacher is a surefire Hall of Famer as one of the great linebackers of the 21st century. He is the Bears’ alltime leader with 1,779 tackles to go along with 41 ½ sacks and 22 interceptions. It’s only a matter of when he decides to start the clock on his eligibility. Devin Hester had a rough season, but he could wind up as a Hall of Famer, too. He is the greatest returner in NFL history with 17 kick return touchdowns, and that doesn’t include his 92-yard score in Super Bowl XLI or his 108-yard return of a missed field goal as a rookie. Is Charles Tillman a Hall of Fame defensive back? Maybe he wouldn’t qualify right now, but Tillman’s famous “Peanut punch” has changed the way kids play defense. He has 33 career interceptions and 38 career forced fumbles, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. It’s tough to believe, but it can be easy to overlook the 6-foot-7, 287-pound Julius Peppers. Three seasons remain on his contract, which offers
VIEWS Tom Musick plenty of time for him to add to his monster career totals of 111 ½ sacks, 37 forced fumbles and 13 fumble recoveries. Besides, do you want to be the one to tap Peppers on the shoulder and say he doesn’t belong? And let’s not forget a few Super Bowl champion Bears who have not been enshrined, including offensive tackle Jimbo Covert, center Jay Hilgenberg, linebacker Wilber Marshall and safety Doug Plank. Offensive linemen cannot compile eye-popping statistics like their teammates at skill positions, but Covert earned a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1980s, and Hilgenberg was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection while opening holes for Payton. Of course, not everyone can make the Hall of Fame. That’s what makes it so prestigious. Every team probably has a group of players whom it feels has been wrongly ignored. Today in New Orleans, at least a handful of candidates and their franchises and their fans will come away happy. Some could be first-time nominees such as Warren Sapp or Michael Strahan. Others could be returning nominees such as Charles Haley or Tim Brown. Meanwhile, the Bears will have to sit back and wait for their next Hall of Fame member. It shouldn’t be too long. You decide This is the group from which voters will choose for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which will announce its Class of 2013 today in New Orleans. Voters may select up to five modernera nominees in addition to zero, one or both senior nominees.
Atop the list The Bears lead all NFL franchises with 27 players, coaches and frontoffice personnel in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Below is a list of the league’s top franchises in terms of primary Hall of Fame members. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. t-9. t-9. t-9.
Team HOF Bears 27 Packers 21 Steelers 20 Redskins 19 Giants 18 Browns 16 Rams 15 Lions 14 Raiders 13 49ers 13 Cowboys 13 Source: Chicago Bears
Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay … Retired as second-leading receiver (14,934 yards) … Nine-time Pro Bowl selection
Cris Carter •16-yearwidereceiverfor Philadelphia, Minnesota and Miami … Retired as No. 2 in NFL in receptions (1,101) and receiving touchdowns (130) … Eight-time Pro Bowl selection
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. •OwnerofSanFrancisco 49ers (1977-2000) … Franchise won five Super Bowls, advanced to 10 conference championship games and made 16 playoff appearances during tenure … Served on NFL realignment and expansion committees
Kevin Greene •15-yearlinebackerand defensive end for Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh, Carolina and San Francisco … Finished with double-digit sacks 10 times … Five-time Pro Bowl selection
Charles Haley MODERN-ERA NOMINEES (15) Larry Allen •14-yearoffensivelineman for Dallas and San Francisco … Elected to 11 Pro Bowls … Named to NFL All-Decade Teams of 1990s and 2000s
Jerome Bettis •13-yearrunningbackforthe Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh … Retired as fifth-leading rusher (13,662 yards) … Six-time Pro Bowl selection
Tim Brown •17-yearwidereceiverfor
•12-yeardefensiveendand linebacker for San Francisco and Dallas … Five-time Super Bowl champion … Two-time NFC defensive player of the year (1990, 1994) … Five-time Pro Bowl selection
Art Modell •OwnerofClevelandBrowns (1961-1995) and Baltimore Ravens (1996-2011) … Negotiated major contracts as chairman of NFL Broadcast Committee from 1962-1993 … Integral in establishing Monday Night Football series in 1970
•12-yearoffensivetacklefor Baltimore … Blocked for running back Jamal Lewis during 2,000-yard season in 2003 … Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s … Elected to 11 Pro Bowls
Bill Parcells •CoachofNewYorkGiants (1983-1990), New England Patriots (1993-1996), New York Jets (1997-1999) and Dallas Cowboys (2003-06) … Compiled 183-138-1 overall record and won two Super Bowls … First coach to lead four teams to playoffs
Andre Reed •16-yearwidereceiverfor Buffalo and Washington … Retired as third-best in NFL history in receptions (951) … Bills’ all-time leader with 13,095 receiving yards … Seven-time Pro Bowl selection
Warren Sapp •13-yeardefensivetacklefor Tampa Bay and Oakland … Registered 96.5 career sacks as an interior lineman … Named to NFL’s All-Decade Teams of 1990s and 2000s … Seven-time Pro Bowl selection
Will Shields •14-yearoffensiveguardfor Kansas City … Never missed a game during his career (223 starts) … Named to NFL’s All Decade Team of 2000s … Selected to 12 consecutive Pro Bowls
Michael Strahan •15-yeardefensiveendfor New York Giants … Tallied 141.5 career sacks … Set NFL’s single-season record with 22.5 sacks in 2001 … Seven-time Pro Bowl selection
Aeneas Williams •14-yearcornerbackandsafety for Arizona and St. Louis … Intercepted 55 passes and returned nine for touchdowns … Selected to seven Pro Bowls as a cornerback and one Pro Bowl as a safety.
SENIOR NOMINEES (2) Curley Culp •14-yeardefensivelineman for Kansas City, Houston and Detroit … Helped Chiefs win Super Bowl IV in second season … Six-time Pro Bowl selection
Dave Robinson •12-yearlinebackerforGreen Bay and Washington … Started for Packers’ victories in Super Bowls I and II … Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 1960s … Elected to three Pro Bowls
Bench carries Brooklyn past short-handed Bulls By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press
Brooklyn guard MarShon Brooks (left) steals a pass intended for Bulls forward Taj Gibson in the first half on Friday at the Barclays Center. and Taj Gibson had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls, who played without starters Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich while losing for just the third time in 11 games.
Nate Robinson had 12 points and 11 assists but shot just 4 of 16 in place of Hinrich, who returned to the Bulls to get his right elbow examined. Marco Belinelli scored 18 points and Jimmy Butler had 12 off the
Bulls’ bench. Noah had an undisclosed foot injury and Boozer was bothered by a sore right hamstring. But the Bulls have been without Derrick Rose all season and are as good as anyone at playing without a full deck. They had a lead into the early fourth quarter before perhaps running out of gas as the deeper Nets surged by them. Brooks’ jumper gave the Nets the lead for good at 74-73 with 7:39 left and former Bulls backup CJ Watson hit a 3-pointer before Blatche’s basket made it 79-73 with 6:09 to go. Brooklyn stayed ahead from there, though the Bulls got within two with 15 seconds left before Watson closed it out with two free throws.
8WEEKEND TV SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY’S LINEUP Pro hockey Blackhawks at Calgary, 9 p.m., CBC, CSNC Golf PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, third round, at Scottsdale, Ariz., noon, TGC PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, third round, at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2 p.m., NBC European PGA Tour, Dubai Desert Classic, final round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 a.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Ohio State at Nebraska, 6 p.m., BTN Syracuse at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m., ESPN Purdue at Northwestern, 11
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Bulls 28 18 .609 Indiana 28 19 .596 Milwaukee 24 21 .533 Detroit 18 29 .383 Cleveland 13 34 .277 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 29 15 .659 Brooklyn 28 19 .596 Boston 23 23 .500 Philadelphia 20 26 .435 Toronto 17 30 .362 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 29 14 .674 Atlanta 26 19 .578 Orlando 14 32 .304 Charlotte 11 34 .244 Washington 11 34 .244
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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 37 11 .771 Memphis 30 16 .652 Houston 25 23 .521 Dallas 19 27 .413 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 14 .708 Golden State 29 17 .630 L.A. Lakers 20 26 .435 Sacramento 17 31 .354 Phoenix 16 30 .348
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Thursday's Results Oklahoma City 106, Memphis 89 Golden State 100, Dallas 97 Friday's Results Toronto 98, L.A. Clippers 73 Indiana 102, Miami 89 Boston 97, Orlando 84 New York 96, Milwaukee 86 Brooklyn 93, Bulls 89 Philadelphia 89, Sacramento 80 Detroit 117, Cleveland 99 Memphis 85, Washington 76 New Orleans at Denver (n) Portland at Utah (n) Dallas at Phoenix (n) L.A. Lakers at Minnesota (n) Today’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.
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE
NETS 93, BULLS 89
NEW YORK – Brook Lopez scored 20 points through three quarters, then the Brooklyn Nets turned to their bench on Friday night to beat the shorthanded Bulls, 93-89. Andray Blatche scored all of his 11 points in the fourth quarter and MarShon Brooks had nine of his 13 as the reserves scored the Nets’ first 20 points. A starter didn’t score until Joe Johnson’s 3-pointer gave Brooklyn an 86-80 lead with 2 minutes to play. Johnson finished with 13 points for the Nets, who bounced back from a loss to Miami on Wednesday by beating another top Eastern Conference team. Luol Deng scored 18 points
NEWS OF THE DAY: Players’ health and safety dominated the annual “State of the NFL,” with Commissioner Roger Goodell pledging that the league will be “relentless” in efforts to make the game safer. The league will continue to push for rules changes that could help reduce head trauma, punish illegal hits and emphasize proper tackling technique, Goodell said.
a.m., ESPN2 Duke at Florida St., 1 p.m., ESPN Notre Dame at DePaul, 1 p.m., ESPN Dayton at Saint Louis, 1 p.m., NBCSN Colorado at Utah, 1:30 p.m., FSN Regional coverage, Miami at NC State or St. John's at Georgetown, 3 p.m., CBS Tennessee at Arkansas, 3 P.M., cbs Wichita St. at N. Iowa, 3 p.m., ESPN2 Oregon at California, 3:30 p.m., FSN Kentucky at Texas A&M, 5 p.m., ESPN Kansas St. at Oklahoma, 5 p.m., ESPN2
Columbia at Princeton, 5 p.m., NBCSN Baylor at Iowa St., 7 p.m., ESPN2 Nevada at New Mexico, 7 p.m., NBCSN Michigan at Indiana, 8 p.m., ESPN Motorsports Supercross, at Anaheim, Calif., 9:30 p.m., SPEED Pro basketball Bulls at Atlanta, 6 p.m., WGN Soccer Premier League, Norwich City at Queens Park, 6:30 a.m., ESPN2 Women’s college basketball Texas at TCU, 11:30 a.m. Women’s college hockey Minnesota Duluth at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY’S LINEUP Golf PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz., noon, TGC PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2 p.m., NBC Men’s college basketball Wisconsin at Illinois, 2:30 p.m., BTN Iowa at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN Marquette at Louisville, 1 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Pittsburgh at Washington, 11:30 a.m., NBC Women’s college basketball Oklahoma at West Virginia, noon, FSN
Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 7 6 0 1 13 St. Louis 8 6 2 0 12 Detroit 7 4 2 1 9 Nashville 7 2 2 3 7 Columbus 8 2 5 1 5 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Edmonton 7 4 2 1 9 Minnesota 7 4 2 1 9 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 7 7 0 0 14 Anaheim 5 3 1 1 7 Los Angeles 6 2 2 2 6 Dallas 7 2 4 1 5 Phoenix 7 2 4 1 5
GF GA 24 16 31 19 20 20 12 19 14 26 GF GA 19 18 19 19 19 19 16 19 14 21 GF GA 29 12 17 17 12 16 13 18 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 8 2 6 0 4 16 23 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 7 5 1 1 11 23 19 Ottawa 8 5 2 1 11 24 14 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 7 6 1 0 12 37 18 Winnipeg 8 3 4 1 7 24 32 Carolina 6 3 3 0 6 15 18 Washington 8 2 5 1 5 18 27 Florida 7 2 5 0 4 16 27 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Thursday's Results Nashville 2, Los Angeles 1, SO San Jose 3, Edmonton 2, SO 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 Friday's Results Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1, Ottawa 0 Tampa Bay 8, Winnipeg 3 Detroit 5, St. Louis 3 Phoenix at Dallas (n) Blackhawks at Vancouver (n) Minnesota at Anaheim (n) Today’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. Sunday's Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 11:30 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 1 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 2 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m.
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Johnson begins hopeful journey to state title • WRESTLING Continued from page B1 CLASS 3A Kyle Bursaw – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sycamore’s Kayla Webb grabs her ball as her turn comes up in practice Friday at Mardi Gras Lanes.
Webb: Team atmosphere big reason for success • BOWLING Continued from page B1 “The personalities this year match better than other years,” Pivonka said.”We’re all really positive and friendly. We’ve all gotten close.” Coach Lance Webb said the team atmosphere is a big reason for Sycamore’s success in tournaments. At the NI Big 12 meet, junior Brittany Hearn bowled a 237, way above her average, in the final game to help pull the Spartans to the win. “Our sixth girl is typically stronger than most teams so even though we don’t have two power bowlers up top, the bottom kind of picks us up,” Lance said. “As a team, the six girls bowled really well. They all were really complementary.” Lance said the competition at today’s sectional meet will be similar to conference. DeKalb finished sixth at the conference meet, but has qualiLisa Pesavento – Morris Daily Herald
Sycamore’s Devin Mottet takes a shot while being guarded by Morris’ Ned Kneller on Friday in Morris.
fied for state as a team the past three seasons, winning the sectional meet in 2010 and 2012. Unlike the conference meet format of six bowlers a game, Sycamore will only have five in its lineup at sectional. Lance said he will turn to his usual lineup of Pivonka, Webb, Hearn, junior Lindsey Yunker and freshman Kelly Drake, with two substitutes ready if anybody struggles early on. Two years ago Pivonka had the opportunity to go to the state meet as a spectator. She got a feel for the atmosphere while supporting then-teammate Halie Maxwell, who had qualified individually in 2010. This year she’s hoping the entire Sycamore team can get up to Rockford next weekend. “It was extremely crowded and there were a lot of teams I hadn’t seen. It was really loud and exciting,” Pivonka said. “It was a really cool experience. The whole team would just have so much fun.”
A state title has eluded Doug Johnson the last three years. The DeKalb senior begins his journey to Champaign today at the Class 3A Huntley regional. “Doug knows he can’t look ahead,” DeKalb coach Mike Pater said. “I’ve seen a lot of wrestlers get caught because they looked ahead. But Doug has a lot of postseason experience to draw on as a three-time state qualifier. He’s got the mindset he can beat anyone.” Freshman Parker Stratton (31-4) is on a 21-match winning streak. His last lost was Dec. 15 at the Hinsdale Central Tournament where he finished seventh. Jacobs junior Austin Ryan is ranked fifth at 106 pounds by Illinoismatmen.com and could meet Stratton in the finals. No. 7 Harlem and No. 8 Hononegah headline a deep regional. “I think we are ready for the challenge,” Pater said. “We are mentally tough. We get ready all year for this part of the season. We won’t be surprised by anything we see because we have faced some of the best teams in the state already.”
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Spartans race past Morris Time By RYAN WOODEN email@example.com MORRIS – Sycamore’s boys basketball team was able to grind out a Northern Illinois Big 12 East victory with a 44-36 win Friday over host Morris. Morris raced out to a 5-0 lead to start the game, but Sycamore forwards Devin Mottet and Ben Niemann helped lead the Spartans back into the game. The Spartans would lead, 11-8, at the end of the first quarter behind six points from Mottet. “I thought we allowed too many post touches, and that’s not always the post defender’s fault,” Morris head coach Joe Blumberg said. “More ball pressure would have helped. Weakside [defense] would have helped. I though we gave them some buckets they didn’t have to earn.” Sycamore forced Morris into 11 consecutive misses
from from beyond the arc in the second half and the Redskins would finish the game 6 for 22 from 3-point land after hitting five of their first nine shots from distance. In the fourth quarter, a tip-in of his own miss by Morris senior guard Jake Hogan would cut the Sycamore lead to 33-29 and a Jason Matteson free throw would eventually make it a one-possession game. However, Sycamore started to knock down their free throws and put some distance between themselves and the Redskins. Sycamore made 9 of 12 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter. A late Ben Ortiz three and a foul gave Morris one last chance to cut the lead to a single possession with less than 20 seconds left, but Ortiz would eventually miss the free throw and Sycamore would go on to win. Niemann led the Spartans with 13.
Sycamore girls spoil Morris’ senior night: Sycamore’s girls basketball team edged Morris for a 55-49 win in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. The Redskins got off to a quick start and jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in the first quarter, but the Spartans came storming back behind the sharpshooting of sophomore Bailey Gilbert. Gilbert scored 10 points in the first quarter and the Spartans carried a 15-10 lead into the break. Gilbert would continue to fuel the Sycamore attack and the Spartans would go on to extend their lead to 32-16 and led by 12 at halftime. Sycamore poured on the steam coming out of the half. The Spartans went on an 11-2 run to start the third quarter and at one point their lead extended to 21 points. At the end of the third quarter, Morris trailed by 17 points.
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“Coming back and getting back-to-back [titles] feels pretty good. Indian Creek was the three seed and they beat Newark [in the semifinals],” Michels said. “They deserve to be here I believe, but we showed why we we’re the No. 1 seed in this tournament. There was a lot of doubters out there that we couldn’t go back to back.” H-BR held Indian Creek to just seven first-half points. Sambrookes said the defensive performance was his team’s best of the season. The Royals’
man-to-man defense gave the Timberwolves problems. “We really play an aggressive game. One of the things I told them before the game is because we’re so aggressive, we’re taking ourselves out of position. We don’t have helpside rotation,” Sambrookes said. “So this game tonight, come out, play it straight, minimize the traps, be smart in your positioning. And oh my god, what did they have, seven points at halftime,  points at the end of three? That’s pretty darn good defense.” Indian Creek caught some fire in the fourth quarter,
their best scoring period of the game, but the Timberwolves’ run wasn’t big enough. Kyle Lieving led Indian Creek with seven points. Jaron Todd and Garrett Post each had five. Despite the loss, Timberwolves coach Joe Piekarz was still pleased with his team’s second-place finish. “We’re very happy. We think we’re on the right track,” Piekarz said. “We talked about our defense, too, because to only give up 39 points to a good Hinckley team, we’re really proud of that.”
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Don’t miss a special showing of this classic family film about Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed “E.T.”, who is stranded on Earth. This is part of the Egyptian Theatre’s AFI Top Ten Films Series. Movie times are 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and available online. egyptiantheatre.org
February 3 Guitarists Greg Wheaton & Bryan Rason House Cafe, DeKalb Join fingerstyle guitarists Greg Wheaton and Bryan Rason as they come together for a coheadlined show of beautiful acoustic music. The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $8.
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The Board of Trustees of Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center recently acknowledged the efforts of its outgoing board members. Pictured (from left) are Ron Bemis, Dr. Tony Chulick, Carol Larson, Ann Tucker and Tim Dunlop, board president.
Ellwood House Museum Director Brian Reis accepts the first grant of $9,000 from Charles McCormick of the DeKalb Community Foundation. The money will be used for a site orientation exhibit. Also pictured are Northern Illinois University students Clinton Cargile, Philip Krepel and Alison Balcanoff, along with Peter Van Ael, chairman of museum studies at NIU.
Oak Crest recognizes its outgoing board members Exhibit to put Ellwood
The Board of Trustees of Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center acknowledged the efforts of board members Ron Bemis, Dr. Tony Chulick, Carol Larson and Ann Tucker as they recently completed their terms of service. All received certificates of appreciation, and in the spring, oak trees will be planted in their honor. Board president Tim Dunlop commended Bemis for his leadership role on the executive committee and as the chairman of the Oak Crest finance committee. Bemis’ willingness to share his experience and talents made him
a real asset to the Oak Crest community. Chulick previously served on the Oak Crest board and held the position of board president from 1999 to 2001. More recently, he served as the chairman of the community relations committee. Chulick’s years of experience and his knowledge of the Oak Crest community, coupled with his interest and commitment, made him an integral part of the Oak Crest leadership. Larson also served previously as a member of the Oak Crest board and was board president from 1984 to 1986. Most recently she has chaired
the building committee and also holds the distinction of being one person who has served on the board during every major construction project. Larson has always demonstrated an interest and enthusiasm for the mission of the organization and the people served. Tucker served as board president from 2009 to 2011. This past year she served as past president. Tucker’s experience, community involvement and genuine interest and commitment to the residents and the organization made her a board member worthy of recognition.
family in perspective Over the next three years, a site orientation exhibit will be built inside the Ellwood House Visitor Center to will help visitors understand the impact of the Ellwood family upon DeKalb. The exhibit will be designed to share the architecture and history that makes the Ellwood House site so attractive, including the newly obtained Ellwood-Nehring House. “We will provide a window in which to view the historic mansion and other buildings, begin a public tour and explore the Ellwood properties,” museum director Brian Reis said in a news release. “The exhibit will be made accessible for all, and will be fabricated following the Americans with Disabili-
Tale Weavers Tale Weavers is a series of 12 story events at the Sycamore Public Library. Children in kindergarten through third grade meet from 4 to 5 p.m. once a month. Storyteller Bruce Wallace entertains with a song and a dramatic telling of a traditional tale. On Feb. 18, the story will be “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” The program is free; no registration is required. – Provided photo
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ties Act guidelines for exhibit design.” Major funding for the exhibit comes from the DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Community Needs grant. The exhibit will be the result of a group initiative led by Ellwood House staff and former Ellwood House Museum Director Jerry Brauer and includes collaborators from the Northern Illinois University Museum Studies program, directed by Peter Van Ael. The gallery will open with a public reception in May 2015. The Ellwood House Museum is located at 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. Call 815-756-4609 or visit www.ellwoodhouse.org for more information.
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TODAY – In coming months, go out of your way to make an effort to develop good relationships with all of your co-workers. Although it may not be apparent to you at first, they could be of enormous help in furthering your ambitions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You are about to enter a profitable cycle for ideas. Chances are, you will conceive something that will be quite ingenious and which could make ample amounts of money. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Try to keep your day as loosely structured as possible, because something spontaneous could develop in which you’ll want to participate. It will have a lot of potential for success. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Utilize your gift of being able to sense a problem before it occurs. It’ll not only help you avoid a tight spot, but will keep you one step ahead of any other problems. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – A willingness to adapt is your best asset, which will help you fit comfortably into most any group or situation you encounter. You’ll be a welcome addition to any venture. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You have a strong desire to be first in everything, which is all the motivation you’ll need to stand out from the pack. Your competitive spirit should bolster your performance. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Try to break away from your usual routine and engage in something different. Experiment with activities that bring you in contact with people who’ll stimulate you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your greatest asset is likely to be an ability to solve most any problem you encounter. In situations where others see no solution, you’ll come up with several ingenious fixes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You’ll function best as one of the troop instead of as a self-appointed chief. Show others how to be an exemplary team player, and you’ll come out ahead. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Something you possess, which could be knowledge, a product or a method, will be of more value to others than it is to you. You’ll find a great market waiting for it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – This could be the perfect day for you to get together with two individuals who can help you further an ambition. Present your proposal with enthusiasm, and don’t leave anything out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – An important situation, whose slowness to develop has caused you considerable concern, could suddenly start to turn in a favorable direction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – An individual you’re about to meet will play a significant role in your plans. The two of you will have an instant rapport and should be quite successful together.
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Co-ed fears parents’ response to her boyfriend Dear Abby: I’m a 20-year-old college student with a great job, life ambitions and parents who love me. They raised me to think for myself and follow my dreams. I didn’t date much in high school, but a few months ago I met a wonderful young man who is in the Army. Two things about this relationship are different: First, we met on the Internet, communicated online for several weeks, then took the next step to meet in person. The second is, “Jack” is 10 years older than I am and has a son from a previous marriage. Jack is stationed not far from me. When I met him, I realized he was everything a woman could want. I did a background check and everything he told me is true. He supports me fully in pursuing my degree and my future career. But I’m afraid to introduce him to my parents because they’re old-fashioned. They are leery about people meeting on the Internet. They also want me to meet a guy closer to my age. The more Jack and I are together, the more I realize how much I love him. I want to introduce the man I love to my family. How do I proceed with this? I am scared that
DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips my parents won’t accept Jack. How can I get them to accept my choice? – Determined in The Southwest Dear Determined: Your relationship with Jack appears to be progressing at warp speed. If you want your parents to accept him, you must give them an opportunity to get to know him – and the same applies to you because this romance is fresh. As you communicate with your parents, start mentioning Jack. Tell them he is a member of the military and how you met. Meeting someone on the Internet these days is very common and nothing to be ashamed of. The longer you continue keeping his existence a secret, the more concerned and disappointed your parents will be when you spring him on them. They will want to meet him and you should introduce him. After that, the selling job will be his. Keep your cool. You are your parents’ little girl and always will be. But the decision of who you’ll wind up with is your own to
make, not theirs. Dear Abby: Most people recognize chest pain as a symptom of heart attack, as well as pain or numbness in the arm or shortness of breath. But did you know that a feeling of “doom” or back pain could also be signs of a heart attack? An article in our local paper reported that most people do not recognize other warning signs of a heart attack. They include: a sense of doom, back pain, sweating, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or lightheadedness, weakness, fatigue or malaise, and jaw or neck pain. My mother, age 87, who had never had back trouble and hadn’t strained her back muscles in any way, suddenly developed back pain that the usual over-the-counter pain pills couldn’t stop. Two days later, the pain moved to her chest, and that’s when we took her to the emergency room. We would have gotten her there two days sooner if anyone had told us that heart attack pain could begin in the back. Please, Abby, let your readers know these other symptoms. – Thankful Reader in Oklahoma Dear Thankful: Forewarned is forearmed. I’m printing your helpful letter for all to see.
Thank you for wanting to alert others to the sometimes subtle warning signs of a heart attack. Your warning may have saved some lives today. Dear Abby: When I was 12, my family moved to New Jersey. It was a difficult time in my life. Lucky for me, I made a best friend across the street, “Janie.” We spent all our time together. I loved being at her house because it was a happy one, unlike my own home. (My mom was erratic and unhappy, and it affected our whole family.) A year later, Janie learned her family would be moving to Ohio. I was devastated. The day the moving truck came, Janie and I were inseparable. The driver was a young man in his 20s named Randy. When Janie and her family left in their car, I sat on the curb outside my house sobbing. When the loading crew finished, Randy started the truck, then turned off the engine. He got out and came and sat beside me on the curb and told me how someday my pain would lessen. He said I was a special person, and shared a little about his own family who was far away. Then he took a ring off his finger and said he wanted me to have it. It was a Marines
ring his grandfather had given to him. He insisted I take it, gave me a hug and drove off. When I went into my house and my mother saw the ring, she said, “What did you do to get THAT?” It made me feel dirty and I didn’t understand why. So I sent the ring to Janie and asked her to please return it to Randy, which she did. In the years that have followed, that man’s generosity and compassion have stayed with me. It helped me to believe in myself when things in my family seemed dark. Since then, when I have seen people who were hurting, I have tried to do what Randy did – make them feel better. Sadly, I have never known how to find him to thank him. Randy: Wherever you are, please know how much of a difference your kindness made in my life. – Still Grateful in Texas Dear Still Grateful: You are living proof that what goes around comes around. One simple act of kindness made an impact on your life, but you have multiplied it many times over by continuing to pass it on.
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Quick action improves chances of stroke recovery Dear Dr. K: My grandfather just had a hemorrhagic stroke and is in pretty bad shape. What is it, and how is it treated? Dear Reader: I’m sorry to hear this, but there’s a chance he’ll make a good recovery. There are two major kinds of strokes. In the most common type, a blockage in one of the brain’s arteries shuts off the blood supply to a part of the brain. That’s called an ischemic (is-KEEmic) stroke. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when one of the brain’s arteries bursts and spills blood into the surrounding tissue. This can create pressure inside the skull that damages the brain. The spilled blood can also provoke arteries to clamp down, and the reduced blood flow to
ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff the brain causes further damage. Without immediate treatment, a hemorrhagic stroke can cause disability or death. Hemorrhagic strokes, like all strokes, are an emergency. The immediate treatment goal is to prevent a second hemorrhage and to stop any more bleeding from the initial rupture. The options are a procedure called coiling, surgery or medication. The cause and location of the bleeding, either inside the brain (intracerebral) or on its surface (intracranial), helps determine treatment. Some hemorrhagic strokes
are caused by a ruptured aneurysm. An aneurysm is a weak spot in a blood vessel wall. Coiling can prevent an aneurysm from causing a second hemorrhage. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a catheter into an artery and works it up to the aneurysm in the brain. The doctor releases a tiny coiled ball inside the aneurysm. The coil makes the blood in the aneurysm clot. Once this happens, the aneurysm is no longer dangerous. (I’ve put an illustration of this procedure on my website.) Surgical procedures may also be used to prevent a second hemorrhage. For example, in another treatment for hemorrhagic stroke caused by an aneurysm, a surgeon may open the skull, clamp the base of the aneurysm to keep
it from bleeding any more and remove the accumulated blood. Removing blood is particularly important when heavy bleeding has produced increased pressure in the brain. In addition to reducing the risk of re-bleeding, surgery must wash clotted blood away from the artery. Clotted blood can cause constriction of arteries at the base of the brain. This can be so severe that it can even cause death. Drug therapy for hemorrhagic stroke involves medications to control blood pressure that is too high or too low, or to reduce brain swelling. (High blood pressure is a major cause of hemorrhagic stroke.) People like your grandfather with hemorrhagic strokes often are severely
affected at first. But if they receive medical care quickly and escape the dire consequences of the first hours after the stroke, they can actually recover a lot of brain function. Perhaps the most famous U.S. citizen to suffer a hemorrhagic stroke was President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. Back then, there were no potent medicines to control his blood pressure, and brain surgery (which began here at Harvard) was a very young field. Unfortunately, within hours he was gone. His odds for recovery today would be far greater. And with today’s blood pressure medicines, he might well never have had the stroke in the first place.
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8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Silents’ Theda — 5 Good brandy 11 Go downhill fast 17 “Iron Man” Zatopek 21 Slugger Moises — 22 It multiplies by dividing 23 On time 24 Autobahn vehicle 25 Mongolia’s — Bator 26 Party in Britain 27 Nanny from abroad (2 wds.) 28 Malamute’s load 29 Aramis’ friend 31 Reads intently 33 Early astronomer 35 Placid 36 Beam 37 Type of knife 38 Disney subsidiary 41 Kind of agent 42 Hospital staffer 43 Thai temple 44 Glacial ridge 48 Like a sheep 50 “48 Hrs.” lead 51 Goddess of dawn 52 Whole 53 Long-plumed heron 54 Henry VIII’s six 55 Weasel relatives 57 Nope 58 Island off Scotland coast 59 Tight-fisted 60 Carried to and fro 61 Inventory wd. 62 Onetime telecom giant 63 Tumbledown cabin 64 Informer 65 City near the mouth of the Amazon 66 Tools 68 Yrs. and yrs.
69 Trouser part 70 Kitchen gadgets 71 Jazzy refrain 72 Delt neighbor 73 Infuriated 74 Dale’s partner 75 Lock horns 78 Scenery chewer 79 Fleshy mushroom 80 Forks over (2 wds.) 84 All things 85 Bet 87 UFO passenger 88 Bracket type 89 Rockers — Straits 90 Political thaw 91 Bridge support 92 — -majeste 93 Hairpin curve 94 Schedule again 95 Palm off 96 Terra- — 97 Uncle’s kid 99 Jr. naval officer 100 Thin-barked tree 101 Reduces to pulp 102 Toll 103 Billings hrs. 104 Cosmic principle 105 German article 106 Sooner than 107 Low voices 109 Ms. Zellweger 110 Wars against Carthage 112 Bureau 115 Halloween costume 116 Trifle 120 Klutz’s cry (hyph.) 121 Meal 123 Ballpark event 125 Overcharge 126 Singer — — King 127 Cry and whine 128 Unruffled 129 Irish Rose’s guy 130 Get fresh 131 When mammals became dominant 132 Aerie hatchling 133 Split
DOWN 1 Modem-speed unit 2 “It was — — mistake!” 3 Bleachers sound 4 Em, Bee, and Polly 5 Big rodeo town 6 Muscat natives 7 Curdle, as milk (2 wds.) 8 Gaudy sign 9 UAE capital — Dhabi 10 Vehicle shelters 11 Meager 12 Vinegar bottle 13 Beer ingredient 14 Ms. Thurman 15 Tap 16 Chaff
17 Least involved 18 Reflect deeply 19 — fixe 20 Chic beach resort 30 With lance in hand 32 Seine tributary 34 Mortgages 36 Minty quaff 37 Loose stitches 38 “Anchors —!” 39 Andean capital 40 Where walls meet 42 Kim of “Picnic” 43 Anxious 45 Arouse, as interest 46 Whiteboard needs 47 Does a sewing chore 49 Actress — Thompson 50 Reunion attendee
51 Cap feature 52 Wind up 54 Pier 55 Encountered 56 Mouse alert 59 Cause a blister 60 Groupie 61 — Haggard of music 63 — chard 64 VCR button 65 Actress Ina — 67 Male honey bee 68 Paving materials 70 Cone bearers 72 Beauty contest 73 Avg. size 74 Raise, as a sail 75 Up next (2 wds.) 76 Venom 77 Chase
78 Bareheaded 79 Fair grade 80 Deep-piled fabric 81 Smolder 82 Long overcoat 83 Polite word 85 Craven or Unseld 86 Hwy. 87 Chile-Peru border city 90 Bear’s refuge 91 “The Velvet Fog” 92 — Alamos 94 Small brooks 95 Hydrant hookup 96 “Oh, shut up!” (2 wds.) 98 Hacks 100 Judge’s court seat 101 Muezzin’s post
103 Rita of “West Side Story” 104 Stovetop whistler 105 Writer — O’Neill 108 Succinct 109 Ready to bake 110 Kind of truck 111 Romero or Chavez 112 Works on sound tracks 113 Ostrich kin 114 Practically forever 115 Ocean motion 116 Freighter hazard 117 Brain part 118 Anagram for nail 119 Made do 122 Snapshot 124 Legume
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Saturday, February 2, 2013 “Camden and Coopers first snow fall” Photo by: Jim K.
RN / LPN DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has part time positions available for RNs / LPNs on the: Day shift (6:45am-3:00pm) & Evening shift (2:45pm-11:00pm). Excellent benefits Retention bonus Uniform allowance Apply at:
DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115
has openings at our Batavia location.
Call 630-879-6410 to schedule an interview or email: email@example.com EOE. Drug Testing is a condition of employment
GENERAL LABOR Accepting applications for General Labor, Assembly / Packing. All shifts available. Must meet pre-employment screening. EOE Apply in person at: TS Staffing Services 630 Plaza Drive, Suite 8, Sycamore, IL 60178
JEWELRY BOX - Great For Valentine's Day!Hanging Jewelry Box With Door To Display Photos In, Espresso Finish, New, $20. 815895-5373. Sycamore.
20 Yrs Experience in Nursing, Asst w/physical needs, housekeeping and errands. 815-656-1733
CAT - ELBURN Cat Sighting on corner of Third and North. All I could see was a black face. He/She is hiding in the cement drainage ditch on corner. Also been around library and park. Jenjen7292@aol.com
Excellent benefits Retention bonus Uniform allowance Contact Administrator or Director of Nursing at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527
Lilac Prom Dress, Size 8. Beading on top with a full skirt. Paid $400, asking $150 or best offer. Willing to send pictures to anyone interested. Call/Text 815-252-6514
Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $325. 630-973-3528 Kenmore Elite Oasis, white, 6 years old, king size capacity plus. Quietpak, $400/ea or $750/both. 847-830-9725 Washer, electric & Dryer, gas Kenmore, Heavy Duty Plus, You haul, $150 Sycamore 239-961-2498
Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan
Cortland Estates $99 1st Month's Rent 3 BR Apartments Dishwasher On-Site Laundry Facility Playground Washer & Dryer Connection Sparkling Pool
$$ WANTED $$ Cars, Trucks & Vans $225 Cash. Free Towing. 815-739-9221
230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112
Toyota Truck or Car. Running or Not or Any Foreign Car. 630-709-2648
Commode – Indoor – Very Durable – Will Hold 250-300lb. Person Stainless Steel w/White Seat & Lid 815-756-6800 Power scooter chair in good shape asking $250/obo. 331-203-8527
For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577
Starting @ $432,1BR $599, 2BR, $683, 3BR
Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK. 815-758-7859 DeKalb. 1BR, 1BA. Freshly painted. New carpet. $475/mo+Electricity 630-248-1939 DeKalb. 3BR 1BA. Clean. Freshly painted. $850/mo+Utils. 630-248-1939 DEKALB: 1Bdrm Apartment Across from Huntley Park, 505 S. 2nd St., $540/mo. Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768
PARTY SUPPLIES - Huge Lot, Car, Speed Racer Including Invites, Thank yous, Decorations, Party Favors, , Confetti, Gift Bags, Tablecloths, Birthday Ribbon, Plus A Whole Lot More $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. RECORD PLAYER - Portable Caliphone record player. 3 speeds. Excellent condition. $25. DeKalb, you pick up. 815-758-7867 Stove To Go, Prepare Meals On The Road, 12V Convenience for The Road, Max Burton By Athena, New, $18. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.
1 Male Puppy Left
Large, lower 2 bedroom. $625/mo + security deposit. 815-970-2533
GENOA LARGE LOWER 1BR
Off-St prkg, appl, W/D, garbage, all util incl. no pets. $570/mo + sec. 815-761-1975
GENOA Well maintained 2BR with central air, no pets + laundry facilities. $675/mo + dep. 815-600-4955
Genoa~Country View Apts Now leasing 1 & 2 Bedroom All remodeled, new appl, carpet. Large Apts, Country Lifestyle. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-758-6580
Matchbox Cars (5)
Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No box, $8, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.
Just In Time for Valentine's Day!
2005 Pontiac Aztek $3400. Looks good. Drives great. No rust. 269K hwy miles. Must sell. 815-621-6177 Sycamore
Will BUY UR USED
NO TITLE...... NO PROBLEM 815-575-5153
Mix of pure bred Black Lab & pure bred Golden Retriever
De Kalb - 2BR Upper Clean and Quiet living style, off-street parking. No Pets/Smoking. References & Deposit. 815-756-7879
Rochelle ~ Spacious 2BR TH New carpet, fresh paint, W/D hook-up. $595/mo,1 year lease. 815-751-4440
CLEAN! $550/mo, stove, refrig, water. No pets, no smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459
Sycamore Quiet Area on 4 Acres Newly Renovated 2BR. $675/mo, pay elec only, W/D, no pets/smkg. 815-501-1378
Sycamore UPPER 2BR, 1BA
Close to town. Electric, gas, water incl. $800/mo. + dep. Avail now. Brad 815-739-7665
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ADORABLE PUP Female Am Staff mix. 8 months. Spayed, shots, microchip, house trained. $225 adopt fee. 815-375-1003
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Hillcrest Place Apts.
220 E Hillcrest 815-758-0600 hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com DEKALB - 2BR, 1BA to 2BA APTS. Multiple Locations $650-$725 Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 WWW.PITTSLEYREALTY.COM DEKALB - 3BR 1BA Apartment W/D Hook-up, Convenient location 1029 S. 4th St. $675/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768
DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR
DEKALB 1BR & 2BR
DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb! Studios, 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $395 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover
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Sycamore, Large Townhome 3BR, 2.5BA. Garage, All Appls Incl. Townsend Management 815-787-7368
1BR, $540, 2BR, $640.
Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118
Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up?
SWEET & ADORABLE
815-219-3535 ~ McHenry
Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527
Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580 DeKalb 3BR Upper. 1BA. 730 Grove. Walk in pantry. Nice yard. Great location. $625/mo+utils & sec dep. Mark 815-739-3740 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712
DEKALB NICE UPPER 3BR
Screen porch, yard, bsmt, gar, W/D. $750 + util, water/garbage incl. 1st/last/sec. No pets/smkg. 815-766-0750 https://sites .google.com/site/wfprentals
DeKalb Quiet Studio,1 & 2BR Lease, deposit, ref. No pets. 815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439 DeKalb Upper 1BR w/Sm Office/BR D/W, washer/dryer avail, ceiling fans, claw foot tub, off St. parking. $575/mo. 815-756-2064 LOCAL NEWS WHEREVER YOU GO! Up-to-date news, weather, scores & more can be sent directly to your phone! It's quick, easy & free to register at Daily-Chronicle.com
Somonauk 2BR Duplex 1 bath, all appliances, W/D. Great sunroom + deck, 1 car gar. No pets/smoking. $800/mo. 815-495-9625
Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $760/mo.
Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 Daily Chronicle Classified It works.
Sycamore- Large quiet upper 1 bedroom apt. Heat furnished. Clean. No pets. $590 a month 815-973-8290 Sycamore. 249 Mason Ct. 2BR. Off street parking. W/D on site. Storage available. No pets. $600/mo+utils+sec dep. 630-373-4096 Sycamore: Clean 2BR,1BA, full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, next to park and school. $695/mo. You pay utilities. No dogs. 815-970-4640 Eric
DeKalb - 2BR 2BA Townhomes W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $800/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 SYCAMORE 2 BR, 2 bath. 1 or 2 car gar, quartz granite cntrs, SS appl, FP. From $950-$1350. Non-Smoking. 1 MONTH FREE RENT! Call Sharon Sperling, Century 21 Elsner 815-793-3030
RECRUIT LOCAL! Target your recruitment message to DeKalb County or reach our entire area. For more information, call 877-264-2527 or email: helpwanted@ shawsuburban.com
2 - COMMERCIAL BUILDING AUCTIONS THE FOLLOWING BUILDINGS KNOWN AS THE DEKALB CLINIC AND PARKING LOTS WILL BE OFFERED FOR AUCTION ON SITE LOCATED AT 217 FRANKLIN STREET AND 302 GROVE STREET, DEKALB, ILLINOIS. WATCH FOR ALMBURG AUCTION SIGNS.
THURSDAY MARCH 21ST 11:00 A.M. * 2 PARCELS WITH PARKING LOTS *
EVERYONE LOOKS GOOD IN ORANGE. YES, THAT INCLUDES YOU! HIRING EVENT February 12 | 6 p.m.
No experience necessary, we train!
For consderaton, please call 815-748-2901 or emal your resume to: shrley.gabbard@ﬁrstgroup.com
BIG ROCK, 29 ACRE FARM House, barn & outbuildings on Jones Rd., 60541. Absolutely priced to sell, $395,000 Mike, 630-918-1795.
Your online destination for all things DeKalb County
RECORDS – Box of 140 prerock Easy Listening 45's. Good cond w/ sleeves. $10. Mike 847-695-9561
To qualfy, you must be at least 21 years of age, have a vald drver’s lcense, three years of drvng experence and able to pass a background check and drug test.
Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom
ROCHELLE 1 & 2BR
Available now. Clean, quiet remodeled, $425-550. 815-758-6580 ~ 815-901-3346
DeKalb: Available Now!
ALL BLACK, Great Family Pet $400, Taking Deposits Now
Breaking News available 24/7 at Daily-Chronicle.com
Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521
Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA
Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114. Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.
CHAIR: ARM CHAIR, needs work Red, leather, $30. 239-961-2498 SYCAMORE DINING ROOM HUTCH - Maple. Excellent condition. 2 upper shelves, 2 large drawers and cabinet on bottom. $150 obo. In DeKalb, you pick up 815-758-7867
Sycamore E. State St.
2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911
WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000
Models of Yesteryear, made in England in 1970, $150. 630-232-1080
Sycamore Brickville Rd.
2BR, $675/mo + 1st, last, security. Electric only, W/D, no pets/smoking Available 2/1. 815-501-1378
Free Month Rent in Waterman
Malta Large Upper 3BR
2007 Toyota Solara $10,300 71k mi. Pearl White Excellent condition. 815-479-8116
DUNNINGERS COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA BOOK OF MAGIC At least 100 years old. 288 pages. $30. 847-515-8012 Huntley area
Sycamore - Larger Upper 2BR
2 bath, W/D. Next to Park. No pets. $900/mo + 1st last and security. 815-895-8526 SYCAMORE – 2 BR, 1 BA, Upper, New Paint, Flooring, Off Street Park, Laundry, $650 +Utils. 815-751-3982
Nice yard, back deck, hardwood floors, W/D. $675/mo + security. 815-761-2259
income restriction apply
We Pay The Best!
CAR, TRUCK, SUV,
At Frst Student, our Bus Drvers are an ntegral part of the communtes they serve. They are commtted to safety, customer servce and have genune, carng atttudes for chldren. We are your frends, famly, and neghbors! We are prod to offer: � ����� ��� ������ ������� � ����������� �������� ��� � �� ������� ������� �� � �������� ����� holidays required ������������� ������ � �������� ������ �� � ��� � ��� ������� ����������� �������� ��������
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Will beat anyone's price by $300.
DEKALB ~ SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS
University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
For qualified applicants
WANTED TO BUY
Now Hiring Part-time SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
2652 Wagner Court, DeKalb, IL 60115
W/D hookup Central Air Carport On-site laundry Some pets OK
Garage Heater Dayton, 100,000 BTU, $100. Cooper Warehouse Lights (6) $25/ea. 773-882-5905
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Available
Radial Arm Saw
Craftsman, $50. Work Table, 4x8 with lights, $25. 773-882-5905
I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs
For single door, disassemble, $150 239-961-2498 Sycamore
Washer & Gas Dryer
DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has a full time position available for a Restorative Nurse. Individual is responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of restorative and safety programs for residents in skilled long-term care facility. Position requirements: RN licensure; long-term care or rehab experience; solid assessment skills; excellent interpersonal & supervisory skills; MDS experience a plus.
ANTELOPE HEAD - MOUNTED Excellent condition. $225. 847-515-8012 Huntley area
HOME HEALTH REGISTERED NURSE
Chest & Roller Cabinet Combo
LORI'S HOME HEATLH CARE
1990 & Newer
Husky, 6 drawers, brand new, 26”. $135. 815-825-2349
Garage Door Opener
DRIVER – PART TIME Deliver medical materials in your own vehicle. DeKalb or Sycamore resident only. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas & Friends Shining Time Station Knapford Station, Wellsworth Station & Turntable & Shed Plastic Connect A Sets, RARE & Long Retired, $45, DeKalb. 815-739-1953
Full and Part Time IL RN license required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Requires 2 years of medical-surgical or similar nursing experience. Home care experience desired. Psychiatric nursing experience preferred. Sign-on bonus available for candidates with more than one year direct experience. Excellent benefits provided. Visit our website for more information and to apply online at: www.kishhealth.org EOE
Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym For Ages Birth On Up, New, $15. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.
MIRROR - Jewel Case Lighted 3Drawer Mirror With 1X and 5X Magnification Mirror, New, $15. Great for Valentine's Day! 815-895-5373. Sycamore
Class A CDL BLACK HORSE CARRIERS 5 Day work week, Local home daily, 12AM, 12PM and 4PM start time, Average $1000 to $1200 a week. These are fulltime positions that come with full Benefits, 401K and paid vacation. We also have part time weekend work available. If you have 3 yrs. Exp. and a Class A CDL with a clean MVR.
ALL BED SIZE MATTRESS SETS, New w/warr. Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $259 Can deliver. 815-703-3688
CATCHERS MITT Mike Piazza Catchers Mitt. Professional model. Great condition. $45. 847-515-8012 Huntley area
Best Wester | 1212 W. Licol Highway | De Kalb
Scheider Natioal is Now Hirig Truck Drivers for Dedicated Work � $4,000 SIGN-ON BONUS MAY APPLY
Oak Roll-top Desk - Great condition 46”w x 46”h. 7 drawers (lower part) & lots of spaces, drawers in rolltop area – will accommodate laptop computer. $225 obo. 815-901-2426 OFFICE DESK CHAIR on Wheels With Arm Rests, Dark Green & Grey In Color, $15, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953 Wood Stand (Not Particle Board) With One Shelf Across Top And One Across Bottom,Great For Any Room, $12, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.
� Experieced drivers should apply � WEEKLY HOME TIME � Ear up to $53,000/year (Based o experiece)
Apply: scheiderjobs.com/ewjobs Call Joh at 219-252-4306 for more evet iformatio
THESE 2 BUILDINGS WERE IN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF THE DEKALB CLINIC, THE MAIN CLINIC LOCATED AT 217 FRANKLIN ST IS ZONED CENTRAL; BUSINESS DISTRICT AND HAS 36,150 SQ.FT. THE BUILDING HAS A BASEMENT AND FULLY FUNCTIONING UTILITY’S WITH CITY WATER, SEWER AND 3PH ELECTRIC. THE BUILDING IS FULLY COMPLIANT FOR THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY’S ACT AND HAS 3 PARKING LOTS. THE SOUTH LOT HOLDS 32 CARS AND MEASURES 66X156. THE NORTH LOT HOLDS 27 CARS AND IS 66X165. THE EAST LOT HOLDS 20 CARS. THE BUILDING HAS BEEN MAINTAINED AND IS FULLY OPERATIONAL. CALL AUCTIONEERS FOR A DETAILED SHOWING AND INSPECTION OF THIS 36,000SQ.FT FACILITY. THE EAST CLINIC BUILDING IS LOCATED AT 302 GROVE ST. AND IS 14,285 SQ.FT. WITH A PARTIAL UNFINISHED BASEMENT. THE ROOF IS IN NEED OF SOME REPAIR AS SOME LEAKING IS OCCURRING. THE BUILDING IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL AND HAS BEEN MAINTAINED SINCE THE MOVE OUT THIS BUILDING HAS A LARGE 80+ CAR PARKING LOT. THE BUILDING IS ALSO IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT WITH FULL CITY WATER, SEWER AND 3PH ELECTRIC. CALL AUCTIONEERS FOR A DETAILED SHOWING AND INSPECTION OF THE BUILDING. DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES OF THIS SIZE AND WITH PARKING LOTS DON’T COME ALONG VERY OFTEN. NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE! TALK TO YOUR LENDER TODAY, COME WITH A VISION TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A PROPERTY LIKE THIS AND BID YOUR PRICE AT AUCTION! TERMS FOR AUCTION: $10,000.00 DOWN ON AUCTION DAY. BALANCE DUE ON APRIL 15TH 2013. A 10% BUYERS PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THE FINAL BID TO DETERMINE THE FINAL CONTRACT PRICE. AUCTIONEERS WILL GLADLY COOPERATE WITH OTHER REAL ESTATE OFFICES OR BROKERS IF YOU REGISTER ANY BIDDER BEFORE THE AUCTION OR ON AUCTION DAY. PROPERTY BEING OFFERED AS-IS, WITH OUT ANY CONTINGENCIES TO FINANCING, APPRAISAL OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF CONTINGENCIES. SELLERS WILL PAY FOR DEED PREPARATION AND TITLE COMMITMENT FOR SELLERS. TAXES ARE TO BE PRO-RATED TO CLOSING DATE. ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE AUCTION DAY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER.
DEKALB CLINIC CHARTERED, OWNER KEITH FOSTER, ATTORNEY
STEVE.ALMBURG@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 815-739-3703 TO SET UP VIEWING All our auctions with pictures are advertised worldwide @ www.almburgauctions.com
ppraisals Real Estate Liquidators
85-825-2727 Malta, IL
Hot new deluxe townhomes.
3BR, 1.5BA brick ranch. 2 car attached heated garage. 2/3 acre lot on quiet street. Close to lake with private beach rights and Crystal Lake Schools. All appliances incl. C/A, baseboard heat. Dogs negotiable. $1350/mo. Avail 3/1.
Starting at $645
Updated kitchen, W/D hook-up. Basement, garage, no pets/smoke. $895. 815-756-2755
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Current Financial Report of the Commissioners of the Afton, DeKalb Drainage District No. 1 for the year ending November 30, 2012, has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois.
DeKalb: 4BR, 2.5 BA basement. Close to NIU. Avail. Feb. $1350/mo. (815)762-0617 email@example.com
2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?
NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT
DEKALB 3BR, FR, DR, DEN
Sycamore. Updated 2BR, hrdwood flrs. 1 car garage, bsmnt, laundry. No pets. Avail now. $795/mo+sec. Agent Owned. 815-766-1513
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847-899-2933 DEKALB - Large 4 BR, 3BA 2 Story Duplex, Full basement, W/D, 2.5 Car Gar, 803 S. 2nd St. Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768
DEKALB - Nice 4BR, 3BA House 2 Story, 2 Car Gar, W/D, Finished Basement, 1109 Sycamore Rd Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768
Dekalb/South 3BR 1.5BA Avail starting Feb. Lease, refs req. No pets. $900/mo + utils. More info & appt call. 815-756-9763
DEKALB 3 BR, New Dec., Fenced. Gar., $950. Lease. Ref. Betsy Smith 815-895-2488 Also: Office for Rent in Sycamore.
Breaking News available 24/7 at Daily-Chronicle.com
Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527 Daily-Chronicle.com
Kingston. 2BR, 1BA. Appls & garbage removal incl. $600/mo +sec dep. No pets. 815-975-4601 PLANO - FOR RENT ONE PERSON HOME, LOCATED IN COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF PLANO. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT MARK AT 630-892-7093
Quiet, Country Setting
C/A, appliances, W/D, water softener, laundry room, deck overlooking creek. Move in cond! No smoking/pets, $750/mo + sec. 815-495-9266 Sandwich. Nice 2BR House. C/A, 2.5 car garage. $875/mo+$875 sec dep & utils. 630-546-2150 SYCAMORE -4 bdrm ranch for rent. $1100- 2 car garage. Call 815-895-2013
Waterman Small 1 Bedroom
LOOKING FOR A PRIME DOWNTOWN SYCAMORE BUSINESS BUILDING?
Tenant pays Com Ed and share of water, 3 months rent + security dep, $525/mo. 815-757-5079
PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS OneWest Bank, FSB (d/b/a Financial Freedom, a division of OneWest Bank, FSB) Plaintiff, vs. Sue Nelson; United States of America - Department of Housing and Urban Development; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Robert G. Wright a/k/a Robert Wright; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Dick Kuhn as Special Representative for Robert G. Wright a/k/a Robert Wright a/k/a Bob Wright(deceased) Defendants. Case No. 12 CH 577 Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Robert G. Wright a/k/a Robert Wright a/k/a Bob Wright, that on January 10, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 433 Home Street, Sycamore, IL 60178.
Objections must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County within ten (10) days of publication of this notice. Hearing on the Financial Report is set for February 19, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. before the presiding Circuit Judge in the DeKalb County Courthouse at Sycamore, Illinois, at which time all interested parties may be heard. DATED: January 31, 2013 Maureen Josh, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 16th Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois By: /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Court
Clerk of the Court Prepared by: GARY E. LOTHSON Attorney at Law Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 203 Grove Street DeKalb, IL 6115 (815) 756-1436 (815) 756-4958 (fax) (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 2, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF: THE AFTON-MILAN-DEKALB DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF AFTON, MILAN AND DEKALB TOWNSHIPS, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Current Financial Report of the Commissioners of the Afton, Milan, DeKalb Drainage District No. 1 for the year ending November 30, 2012, has been filed with the Circuit Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois. Objections must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County within ten (10) days of publication of this notice.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Current Financial Report of the
(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 2, 2013.)
Hearing on the Financial Report is set for February 19, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. before the presiding Circuit Judge in the DeKalb County Courthouse at Sycamore, Illinois, at which time all interested parties may be heard.
Call to advertise 800-589-8237
DATED: January 31, 2013 Maureen Josh, Clerk of the Circuit Court, 16th Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois
No. 72 MC 116 NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT
GARY E. LOTHSON Attorney at Law Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 203 Grove Street DeKalb, IL 6115 (815) 756-1436 (815) 756-4958 (fax)
By: /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Court
Need Help Rebuilding, Repairing or Replanting? Check out the
At Your Service Directory
Prepared by: GARY E. LOTHSON Attorney at Law
in the back of today's Classified
AT YOUR SER T YOUR SERVICE DeKalb - Furnished Room
Student or employed male $370. includes utilities . Need References. 815-758-7994
2 State St. Entrances, 2 Bathrooms, Parital Kitchen, Updated Mechanicals, Over 2000 sq. ft. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR
DeKalb Location! 5 Nice Storefronts Size & Price vary! Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845 Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $575/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186
DEKALB COUNTY 7 ACRE FARMETTE Sale is located on site at 15094 US Route 30, Hinckley, IL 60520. Watch for Signs along Route 30.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2013 OFFERED AT 11:00 AM
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GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. 10x12 overhead door. For sale/lease, $1200/mo. Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11
DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST!
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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF: THE AFTON-DEKALB DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF AFTON, AND DEKALB TOWNSHIPS, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS No. 72 MC 120 NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF CURRENT FINANCIAL REPORT
Waterman Garden Apt. Community This 7 acre farmette is located just 1 mile West of downtown Hinckley, IL on Route 30. Property consists of several usable outbuildings and an approximate 1500 sq ft home. The home is rented on a month to month lease and has had the same tenant for years. Home features a country kitchen, living room, dining room, bonus room with a closet, ¾ bath with a shower & laundry on the main level. 3 bedrooms and a full bath are located on the upper level. Basement of the home is partial and dry. Mechanics include GFA Furnace, Central Air, hot water heater, 100 AMP CB, rented water softener, asphalt shingle roof (updated 2003), double hung windows, vinyl siding, well and septic. All are in good working order. Conveniently located from the following; 20 minutes from I88 and the Batavia/Aurora/St. Charles area; 1 hour from Chicago and less than 30 minutes from DeKalb and NIU. For more information and to schedule a private viewing please contact auctioneers Joe Wegener 815-766-0756 or Chris Wegener 815-451-2820. Real Estate Terms: $5,000.00 down day of sale with balance due on or before March 11th, 2013 at which time full possession of the proper-ty will be given. Seller to provide owners policy of title insurance and warranty deed conveying the real estate to buyer. Successful bidder is required to sign a real estate agreement to purchase contract on the day of sale. Property is being sold in its “AS-IS CONDITION” with no disclosures and no contingences are being offered in regards to the home or ﬁnancing. Buyers will have ﬁnances arranged prior to the day of the sale. Sellers reserve the right to reject any and all bids the day of sale. All announcements made the day of the sale take precedence over any prior advertising or statements made.
215 East Duffy Road Handicapped/Disabled Regardless of Age
1 and 2 bdrm units Kitchen Appl., Comm. Room, Laundry Facility
Professionally Managed by PPM, LLC. This Institution Is An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Phone 815-264-3492 TDD 800-525-0857
OWNER: ELIZABETH A. MORSCH
ATTORNEY FOR THE REAL ESTATE RON KLEIN KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK, WALLER, LEWIS, LLC, SYCAMORE, IL PH:815-748-0380
Immaculate 4,280 sq ft Office / Warehouse. AUCTIONEERS: Joe Wegener, Auctioneer Lisc. # 440.000375 Phone : 815-766-0756 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • WWW.AuctionZip.COM Chris Wegener, Auctioneer Lisc. # 440.000267 Phone : 815-451-2820 WWW.GO2Wegenerauctions.COM
Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.
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Area Open Houses - February 1-7, 2013
Sycamore 1032 S. 7th St. DeKalb Southmoor Estates, Ofﬁce Staff, 815-756-1299
709 S 4th St. DeKalb 3 2 $115,000 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Diane Hammon, 815-739-6627
Sun 2:30-3:30 1047 S Cross St. Sycamore 2 1 $65,000 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Diane Hammon, 815-739-6627 By Appt
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
Reston Ponds Sycamore 3-4 2-3 Starting $219,950 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Keith & Jean Brunett, 630-209-6357
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