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Interactive law enforcement New app will allow DeKalb residents to report crime

By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com

By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com

DeKALB – DeKalb residents will soon be able to report a crime in the time it takes to send a text message. The DeKalb Police Department is planning to launch a smartphone application either this month or in early March that would allow residents to anonymously report suspicious activity and send photographs and video from their phone that could help police in investigations. The program, called iWatch, is a free application that connects police departments and residents through a third party. Reports can be submitted in more than 30 languages and translated, a key feature DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said could break language barriers and make people more comfortable communicating with police. “Everything in life is based on relationship building, and this will help us connect with the community,” Lowery said. “Smartphones are becoming the norm. We are utilizing that technology to add eyes and ears that could benefit us all.” When the application is launched, residents are prompted to select a crime type with choices including assault, drunken driving, crimes against animals and more. Once the type of report is selected, submissions can be specific or general, with options to give descriptions of subjects and vehicles. If officers have questions, they will be able to contact the resident through the application without knowing the person’s identity, Lowery said. The program offers information for residents such as crime alerts and a crime map that shows areas where offenses occurred and were reported. Residents also can file complaints against officers through the application. Lowery said he is hopeful the application will appeal to students in DeKalb who witness or are victims of crimes that go unreported.

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Sgt. Tracy Smith of the DeKalb Police Department shows the screen for the iWatch DeKalb app on Monday. The DeKalb version of the app that allows residents to anonymously report crimes is not available yet.

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SYCAMORE – An increase in water and sewer fees is just one of the options Sycamore City Manager Brian Gregory proposed to City Council members Monday in an effort to bridge a $273,000 spending gap within the city’s water and sewer funds for Fiscal 2014. Sycamore’s water fund is expected to have about $2.4 million in reserves at the completion of fiscal 2013, which ends April 30. Gregory said this reserve, along with the revenue from user fees, is a relatively healthy amount. But it’s still not enough to cover the hefty cost of maintaining the city’s water and sewage systems. User fees are the main source of revenue for both the city’s water and sewer funds. The city currently utilizes a tiered fee system where the more Ken Mundy water residents use, the less they pay per unit. Gregory said the average Sycamore household pays just less than $26 a month for sewage costs and about $24 a month for water. “User fees are close to generating enough revenue to offset expenditures,” he said. “However, it comes back to that question of maintenance.” Some of the maintenance expenses include replacing 35-year-old radium removal equipment, as well as a sewer line that’s been in the ground for almost 100 years. Gregory said these expenses are measures the city should take to prevent a bigger financial problem in the future. “We’d rather be more proactive than reactive,” he said. Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy said he also feels these expenditures would benefit the city in the long run. “A proactive, planned, preventative maintenance scheme at an affordable level is only a good investment in our system,” he said. The council also approved a $13,000 tax increment financing grant Monday to reimburse the DeKalb County Community Foundation for unexpected renovation costs the organization made to their new offices at the Sycamore Train Depot. “There isn’t a better use of TIF money in my opinion,” Mundy said. “To take a building that would’ve been razed and make it productive.”

Madigan seeking more for state programs Illinois House to consider road funds, child welfare money By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD – House Speaker Michael Madigan is proposing more money for state programs in a plan that takes advantage of new road building funds, shifts money saved from prison closures to child-welfare services that could also spare up to 1,900 jobs. The Chicago Democrat’s legislation includes a $675 million boost to tran-

sit construction highly prized by businesses and labor unions. The plan is part of an annual exercise aimed at shoring up parts of state government that are running short of money halfway through the fiscal year. The House Executive Committee was scheduled to consider the appropriations bill Monday. Michael Also part of the Madigan plan is $25 million that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn expects to save from closing correctional facilities. Quinn wants the money shifted to the Department

of Children and Family Services. The agency will use the money to add childabuse investigators and other employees to recruit foster parents and more quickly reunite children with their birth families. The bill also includes $12 million for community mental health grants, $83 million for workers’ compensation claims, $25 million for rental housing assistance, $5.7 million for job-training programs and $5 million for construction of a 200-bed veterans’ home. The so-called supplemental appropriation – including the infusion of road money and the transfer of childprotection funds – failed after political bickering in the Senate during the final days of the last legislative session

in January. A committee controlled by Democrats voted it down when senators objected to funding going to or being withheld from areas such as public schools or horse racing. That made businesses and organized labor nervous. The Transportation for Illinois Coalition turned up the pressure last week, saying the Legislature needed to move quickly to get the trucks moving this spring – the season begins as early as next month when project bids are solicited for the first time. The money includes a $175 million infusion of federal money after Congress adopted a new national transit strategy last summer. There’s $500 million of state money available this year

from healthy motor-fuel tax revenues, previous projects that cost less than expected, and work scheduled for later years that could be bumped up. The Department of Children and Family Services would avoid as many as 1,900 layoffs with the additional money, spokesman Dave Clarkin said. Middle management positions have been eliminated and the agency has moved staffers into “front line” positions. Those positions include 138 investigators who knock on doors in response to abuse complaints, staff members to recruit foster parents because of shortages, and other employees to focus on moving foster kids back into homes with their birth families.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Sycamore Kiwanis: 6 p.m. at Mitchel Lounge, 355 W. State St.; 815-899-8740 or visit sycamorekiwanis.org. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 to 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at CrossWind Community Church in Genoa. 815-784-3612. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Free Fit Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at International Montessori Academy, 1815 Mediterranean Drive, Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts such as P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-5663580 for more information. Green Party: 6:30 p.m. at American National Bank, Sycamore and Bethany roads in DeKalb. Meetings are open to all. Contact: John at 815-593-0105. Homework Help Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Neighbors’ House, Fifth and Pine streets, DeKalb. Free help for DeKalb fourth- to 12th-graders; neighborshouse@tbc.net or 815787-0600. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-739-1950. Bingo: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St. Must be 18 or older to play. www.genoavetshome.us; contact Cindy at crmcorn65@yahoo.com or 815-751-1509. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Northern Illinois Walleye Club: 7 p.m. at Pizza Pros, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. For information, call Terry Parkhouse at 815-895-6864 or 815-901-6265. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-508-0280. Willard Aves Post 1010 American Legion: 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. Contact Daniel W. Gallagher at genoadanny@aol.com. Prairie Echoes women’s chorus: 7:15 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb. 877-300-SING (7464); cathyinelburn@yahoo. com. www.PrairieEchoes.com. Daily Reflections AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Prairie Dames HEA: 7:30 p.m. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting location, call Kay at 815-756-4085 or Ellen at 630-262-9093. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www.rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Wednesday Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Drive, #M, Sycamore. Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. All ages are welcome to participate in hands-on classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or gakers@tbc.net. Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www. valleywest.org. Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. This free group is open to those with cancer for discussion. No registration is required. For more information, call 815-748-2958 or visit www. kishhospital.org/programs Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Blessing Well food and clothing pantry: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 1051 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Meat and food offered, with clothing available in sizes for infants (diapers, too) up to 3X adults. Spanish interpreter also is available. www. dekalbnaz.com. 815-758-1588. Donations of nonperishable foods and clothing can be left at any time on the front porch.

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These women play cards for a cause DeKALB COUNTY LIFE Barry Schrader

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Gathered for a recent weekly bridge game are these members and guests of the Library Whist Club. From left at the front table are Shirley Johnson, Fran Erickson and Sally Stevens. In the back from left are: Elaine Johansen, Mary Pearson, Linda Pietens, Barbara Sherman, Phyllis Moore, Bev Murphy, Virginia Larsen, Nancy Mecklenburg and Diane Barick. month when I visited the club and two women were there as alternate players. They elect a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, as well as select a scorekeeper who totals the year’s cumulative scores to determine a winner. The scorekeeper for the past 10 years has been Elaine Johansen, who joined in 1975 at the invitation of the late Jane Bradt. The late Charlie Bradt (Jane’s husband) once told me that in his teenage years he was allowed to fill in at the last minute when they were short of players. I recall Charlie still playing bridge at Oak Crest when he was almost 107; he passed away at age 108 two years ago. The longest-tenured club member is Phyllis Moore, who joined 40 years ago. Her husband, Frank, like most other spouses, manages to leave the house each time she hosts the club and knows not to return until the women

have departed, so he says. In addition to Moore and Johansen, the other members are club President Fran Erickson, Marti Birkett, Shirley Johnson, Mary Pearson, Virginia Larsen, Nancy Mecklenburg, Bev Murphy, Barbara Sherman and Bonnie Yocum. You’ve got to have a lot of respect for this group, staying together for 115 years, keeping focused on the goal of helping the library acquire more books, and enjoying themselves with a game of bridge along the way. These women and thousands of other DeKalb residents have a monumental task ahead of them, trying to raise several million dollars in the next few months so the state grant for expanding the library can be secured.

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Experts confirm England’s King Richard III remains By JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press

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LEICESTER, England – He was king of England, but for centuries he lay without shroud or coffin in an unknown grave, and his name became a byword for villainy. On Monday, scientists announced they had rescued the remains of Richard III from anonymity – and the monarch’s fans hope a revival of his reputation will soon follow. In a dramatically orchestrated news conference, a team of archaeologists, geneticists, genealogists and other scientists from the University of Leicester announced that tests had proven what they scarcely dared to hope – a scarred and broken skeleton unearthed under a drab municipal parking lot was that of the 15th century king, the last English monarch to die in battle. Lead archaeologist Richard Butler said that a battery of tests proved “beyond reasonable doubt” that the remains were the king’s. Lin Foxhall, head of the university’s

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Note to readers: Barry Schrader’s “DeKalb County Life” column will appear on the first Tuesday of each month. In 1898, Annie Glidden and a few other DeKalb women formed the Library Whist Club to raise money to buy books for the fledgling library, which had opened in 1893 in a room above the City Council chambers. The club continues to meet today, but the original membership of 21 has been reduced to 12. There is a waiting list for those who would like to join, probably more difficult than getting into a P.E.O. chapter. Originally the game was whist, but after a few years they changed to auction bridge, then contract bridge and later duplicate bridge, which they play today. A Daily Chronicle article on the group’s history in 1993 reported they had donated 10,140 books by that time, so 20 years later the total must be near 11,000, but DeKalb Library Director Dee Coover said they have stopped counting. Initially the club donated books only after members had perused them “to make sure they reflected the correct moral tone.” But after a few years, the city’s librarians were entrusted with making decisions on book selections. I wonder what they would have thought of “Catcher in the Rye” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” or even “Huckleberry Finn” in those early days. The 12 women meet each Monday afternoon during the fall and winter for refreshments and some serious card playing. They rotate among members’ homes and have alternates or substitutes on call when a member cannot attend. Such was the case one day last

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A listing of candidates for the April 9 election that ran on page A9 of Saturday’s Daily Chronicle contained incorrect information. Cortland mayoral candidate Chuck Lanning’s name was misspelled. Robert P. Knudsen is running for Clinton Township assessor, while Melody Birdsell is running for Cortland Township assessor. There is no Pierce Township assessor position. The Daily Chronicle regrets the errors. ••• Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email, news@daily-chronicle.com; or fax, 815-758-5059.

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Remains were found underneath a car parking lot in September at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester, which have been declared Monday “beyond reasonable doubt” to be the long lost remains of England’s King Richard III, missing for 500 years. school of archaeology, said the discovery “could end up rewriting a little bit of history in a big way.” Few monarchs have seen their reputations decline as much after death as Richard III. He ruled England between

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1483 and 1485, during the decades-long battle over the throne known as the Wars of the Roses, which pitted two wings of the ruling Plantagenet dynasty – York and Lancaster – against one another.

temporarily withholds lawmakers’ pay in either chamber that fails to produce a budget plan.

Dixon sues audit firm for failing to detect fraud DIXON – A north central Illinois city whose former comptroller embezzled almost $54 million is suing its longtime accounting firm for failing to detect the fraud, claiming it missed red flags such as bogus invoices.

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GENEVA ‘PUDGE’ DeVAULT

Born: May 24, 1944, in Knoxville, Tenn. Died: Feb. 2, 2013, in Rockford, Ill.

DeKALB – N. Geneva DeVault, 68, of DeKalb, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Born May 24, 1944, in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of James E. and Evelyn L. (Talley) Paul, Geneva married Micheal “Ed” DeVault on March 18, 1966, in Sycamore. She was employed as a clerical worker by Driv-Lok in Sycamore for many years. Before that, she ran a home day care, where she loved and cared for many children and their families over the years. Geneva’s whole life was her family. No matter where her grandchildren’s activities were being held, from Nebraska or throughout the country, she went. She loved being “Everybody’s Mom.” This was shown in how she took care of her husband, daughter and sonin-law, grandchildren, cousins, “sisters,” and ALL of her family and friends. Any time, day or night, she loved to be there for anyone who needed her love, her guidance or just someone to listen. She knew that God put her on this Earth to care for others. She was a mother for her own family, as well as a surrogate mother to many of her daughter’s friends while growing up. Her caring and guidance was evident in the way that she helped people find their “best selves,” from her day care kids through the years, to people she loved talking to wherever she found them. She is survived by her husband, Ed; daughter, Jaime (John) Dahlberg of Bellevue, Neb.; grandchildren, Corey, Alysia and Tyana; several aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws; and her extended family, which she always thought of as just more “immediate” family. She was preceded in death by her parents. The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Brian Gilbert officiating. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Flowers can be sent, or contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in her name. These can be made to the Nettie Geneva DeVault Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

FELICIA E. GIORDANO

Born: Nov. 7, 1947, in Hillsborough, Calif. Died: Jan. 30, 2013

BRISTOL – Felicia E. Giordano, 65, of Bristol, Ill., formerly of Kewanee, passed away Jan. 30, 2013. She was born Nov. 7, 1947, in Hillsborough, Calif. Felicia retired from Caterpillar Inc. in Aurora after 28 years of service. After she retired, she moved to Kewanee where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Felicia loved spending time with her family and friends, watching movies and shopping. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Felicia is survived by her children, Kelly Ann (Mark) Baumgartner of Canyon Lake, Texas, Amy (Steve Jr.) Dubrava of Benton,

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Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com Ark., Derrick (Susan) Bartotto of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and Erika (Brian) Stillmunkes of Bristol; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah Baumgartner, Jacquelyn Dubrava, Christine Murphy, Steve Dubrava III, Silas Bartotto, Jacob and Anna Stillmunkes; and four great-grandchildren. Felicia was preceded in death by her mother, Erma Tate; and brother, John McCoy I. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at New Life Church, 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville, IL 60560. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

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VIRGINIA KATHLEEN ‘KIT’ LIDDICK

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Virginia Kathleen “Kit” Liddick, 89, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, DeKalb. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. Visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

MATTHEW ‘JEFF’ YAGEN Born: Dec. 26, 1914, in Virgil, Ill. Died: Feb. 3, 2013, in Geneva, Ill. MAPLE PARK – Matthew “Jeff” Yagen, 98, of Maple Park, Ill., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He is survived by two children, Michael (Judy) Yagen and Jeffery (Peggy) Yagen; one granddaughter, Maggie (Neil) Foy; a sister, Mary Ann (Joseph) Schramer; two sisters-in-law, Guyla Yagen and Evelyn Yagen; many nieces and nephews, including Gary and Beverly Tierney, as well as other extended family: John, Ed, Steve, Chris, their spouses and children. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude; two brothers, William “Slim” Yagen and John “Bud” Yagen; and two sisters, Kantherine (Norm) Beck and Elizabeth (Bill) Powers. A special thank you goes to Norma Strang, who spent countless Sundays with Jeff. Her kind words and actions brought a special kind of peace to not only Jeff’s heart, but to his family’s as well. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A Mass to celebrate his life will begin at 11 a.m., with a brief visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park. Interment will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit his favorite charities. Checks can be made to the “Matthew Yagen Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or at www. ConleyCare.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

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By CURTIS CLEGG cclegg@shawmedia.com Larry Forsberg is hoping to find people willing to serve as trustees on the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education Board. “Our board consists of eight elected or appointed officials,” said Forsberg, president of the board. “Currently we have four vacancies for the April 2013 election, and we can only have one elected official from [each] township.” Forsberg said that the board does not have a trustee from any township south of

Program today details local history book DeKALB – The Friends of Barb City Manor Volunteer Auxiliary is hosting a presentation today about “Acres of Change: A History of DeKalb County, IL 1963-2012.” The presentation by Barry Schrader, a former Daily Chronicle editor and current Daily Chronicle columnist, will start at 2 p.m. in the Activity Room at Barb City Manor Retirement Home, 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb, according to a news release. Audience members will get to preview the book on DeKalb County from 1963 to 2012. The publication is being organized by the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society and is a sequel to “From Oxen to Jets,” published in 1963, covering the history of the county up to that time. Information on ordering the new book will be available. The order deadline is March 15. After Schrader’s presentation, there will be a brief Friends business meeting and refreshments. Call 815-756-8444 for information about Friends or if you need a ride to the meeting.

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ically fragile school districts in DeKalb County,” and that he would like to have board members from all areas of the county who could offer input from those constituencies. There are 19 townships in DeKalb County. The board has regularlyscheduled quarterly meetings, but often meets only twice a year. “It’s one of those instances where they could have no business to handle for quite some time, but when an issue presents itself, I need to have a fully functioning board active in their communities,” said Amanda Christensen,

regional superintendent of schools. There are two open six-year terms, and two seats have two years left on unexpired terms. Anyone who is interested in running for the board would have to run as a write-in candidate in the April 9 consolidated elections. “The deadline to be put on the ballot was Dec. 26,” DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo said. “There were no candidates for those positions.” Acardo said that candidates who wish to run as write-ins will have to file paperwork in his office no later than Thursday.

nominations for the fourth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. The deadline is Feb. 15, according to a news release. Awards will be offered for individuals, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members and businesses in various regions across Illinois. Within each category, the following areas will be given special priority: economic opportunity, education, environmental conservation, disaster preparedness or response, health and veterans affairs. For more information and nomination forms, see www. serve.illinois.gov.

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ing youth.” There is opposition to the plan. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association says it will fight the proposal because it creates paperwork for store owners.

Goodwill planning dress sale for April 6 and 7 DeKALB – Goodwill Industries will host a Diva Dress Sale with special occasion dresses offered for $10 to $30 April 6 and 7. The sale will be at the DeKalb store at 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, as well as at Goodwill stores in Rockford, Machesney Park, Freeport, Sterling, Ottawa, McHenry and Huntley, according to news release. Shoes, handbags and jewelry also will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale will go toward area community college scholarships, the news release states. For more information, visit goodwillni.org/

Mental health board will accept funding requests The DeKalb County Mental Health Board is accepting funding applications through noon Feb. 25. The board funds programs that serve DeKalb County residents with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse problems, as well as prevention and educational programs, according to a news release. For questions about the grant application and process, call Donna Moulton at 815899-4960 or Kathy Ostdick at 815-899-4970. To request an application by email, contact kostdick@dekalbcounty.org.

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Proposal would tax athletic shoes 25 cents SPRINGFIELD – New athletic shoes could cost 25 cents more in Illinois. State Rep. Will Davis from the Chicago suburb of Hazel Crest wants the new tax to pay for a youth job preparation program. The Democratic lawmaker wants to raise about $3 million, and says most consumers wouldn’t notice it. The 25 cents per pair of athletic shoes would go to the state’s YouthBuild programs. Davis says he sees it “as a uniquely creative way of help-

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Continued from page A1 “I want to see all people getting connected to this program,” he said. “This can help us prevent crimes from happening. If there is a serial burglar out there, we can get the kind of information we need from people in the community to identify and stop that person.” With greater access to anonymous tips comes the potential for more false reports. But Lowery said the positives of anonymity outweigh the problems because too often people are too intimidated to approach officers or talk about a crime they witnessed

or experienced. One of the first police departments in the state to use iWatch is in south suburban Lynwood, where the department has experienced an increase in citizen reports, especially drug cases, said the village’s Police Chief Michael Mears. Mears said the program took off after the department mailed fliers explaining how iWatch works to every resident. He said the focus is on encouraging residents to send information about nonemergency situations that may have otherwise gone unnoticed by police. “It’s a new spin on the community policing itself,” Mears said. “Most people

do have some sort of smartphone now, so it’s a great new tool that makes communities safer.” Lowery said as more police departments join, the program will become more effective. He said one major help for DeKalb would be Cook County’s recent launch of iWatch. The tips Cook County officers receive could help DeKalb investigations because of the large crossover, Lowery said. Although there will be roughly $5,000 in startup costs, Lowery said the program would easily pay for itself with the efficiencies it will create in solving crimes faster and focusing resources

CHICAGO – A Lyric Opera of Chicago performer was burned after setting his head on fire during a dress rehearsal of a production of “Die Meistersinger von Nurenberg.” Wesley Daniel, who plays a fire-blowing stilt walker, on Monday suffered burns after putting alcohol in his mouth and attempting to blow fire. According to Lyric Opera spokeswoman Magda Krance, Daniel was wearing a flameproof costume and mask when the incident occurred. Chicago paramedics took the 24-year-old Daniel to Northwestern Memorial Hospital suffering from burns to his face and throat. He was later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition. Krance said the fire-blowing effect had been approved by the Chicago Fire Department, but has been removed from future performances. Opera officials said the rehearsal continued briefly before being halted by union rules.

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in target areas. Lowery plans to reach out to local businesses and residents with information about iWatch in the coming weeks. He said the launch is part of a bigger plan called “20/20 A Clear Vision for the Futures” where the department will introduce 20 initiatives in 20 months focused on engaging the community and building relationships. “When you look at the big picture, [iWatch] supports these other initiatives,” he said. “It’s all part of changing the paradigm of community and safety.” The application will be able to be accessible on any smartphone models and computers.

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Dog trainer marks 20 years Genoa chamber readies for expo

By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – For the past 20 years, Kimberly Bobka was been working to make man’s best friend an even better one. “There’s nothing better than seeing them from when they start and they’re wild and unruly to when they’re happy and well-trained,” said Bobka, owner of Teacher’s Pet K-9 School in Sycamore. To mark her 20 years of privately training and taking care of dogs, Bobka is offering five deals for customers throughout 2013. A customer can pick only one package deal, but it can be renewed many times throughout the year, she said. Bobka offers three levels of training: basic, intermediate and advanced, as well as agility and therapy classes. In basic training, dogs learn basic commands such as “sit,” “down” and “heel.” The intermediate and advanced stages are the same kind of training, but with more potential distractions thrown in. “In intermediate, you perfect those [commands] and learn to do them off-leash and with heavy distractions -- other dogs, animals,” Bobka said. “Advanced, you keep going and get better and better.” Bobka also offers a “Doggie Day Care,” in which people can drop off their dogs for the day. She also provides pet sitting, boarding and treadmill rental. Bobka has been training dogs since she was really young, but it wasn’t until she was 14, when she met a professional trainer in Chicago, that she became serious about the profession. It was only a matter of time before she opened her first training school in Streamwood. “I got more and more experience and started to do the therapy work and police dog training,” Bobka said. “And kept on

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Kimberly Bobka, owner of Teacher’s Pet K-9 School in Sycamore, is celebrating 20 years in business. Bobka offers three levels of dog training, as well as agility and therapy classes.

Know more Teacher’s Pet K-9 School Address: 15408 Plank Road, Sycamore Phone: 815-895-3866 Website: teacherspetk9school.com going and showing mine in obedience, training and agility [competitions].” Bobka said she always wanted to relocate to Sycamore. In 2000, she made the move to 15408 Plank Road. Next to her house is a 3,000square-foot warehouse where Bobka does her training. The concrete floors are heated, she said, and it has a garage

door so the animals can come in and out at will. Some dogs are easier to train than others, she said. Those breeds include Labrador retrievers, German shepherds and Rottweilers. “Any dog, if you start with them as a puppy, you can work with them,” she said, adding that she specializes in German shepherds and Rottweilers. She said, however, that every dog is different. Bobka said there is an unlimited benefit to having a trained dog. “You can control them in situations where there are distractions,” Bobka said. “Taking them to the vet without worrying about them. Things like that.”

It’s already February! Change is definitely in the air. The weather has certainly felt like the seasons are changing each and every month, just as the economic climate has been changing. This is something we have heard a lot about recently, especially in our area. Although change is difficult, it will happen whether you want it to or not. Change is inevitable and change is necessary. As I recently heard Tony Robbins say, “Change will either drive you or destroy you, you make the choice.” Although we certainly know that can be true, this may be the time to consider driving your business, refueling and retooling for a better tomorrow. And what better way than joining the chamber for its fifth annual Home and Business Expo. Business owners know the importance and value placed on the right type of advertising. The annual Home and Business Expo can provide businesses with the perfect platform to give them the exposure to market their products and services, with strong networking benefits. The expo places business owners face-to-face with potential customers over a six-hour time period. Live demonstrations offer an opportunity to capture new customers and engage them. There were more than 750 visitors at last year’s expo.

CHAMBER VIEW Kristie Mulso This valuable networking opportunity will certainly capture a larger audience this year. Register today. Chamber, community and area residents will be there to support and connect with you. Visit genoacc.com for more information. The expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at Genoa-Kingston High School, 980 Park Ave. (Route 72), Genoa. Bring the whole family. There will be free admission and free parking. The expo includes more than 50 booths along with food concessions, and a chance to win fabulous prizes such as a 51-inch Samsung plasma TV, a family vacation package for four to Mt. Olympus and Top Secret in the Wisconsin Dells, donated by KishHealth System and Mt. Olympus, and a romantic two-night stay at The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa including dinner for two, donated by The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. For more information, call the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-784-2212 or visit genoacc.com.

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8BRIEFS Genoa welcomes visitors with free chocolate

Ditch the New Year’s resolutions and head for downtown Genoa on Saturday for Chocolate Walk. Businesses throughout downtown will offer visitors free chocolate treats during this annual pre-Valentine’s Day event. Up to 20 businesses plan to participate. Each one will have a “chocolate kiss” sign on the door. Heartland Bank will conduct its annual brownie bake-off the day before the Walk. Bank employees compete for the title of best brownie baker. “Some of the recipes are very creative,” Pattie Marx, of Heartland Bank, said in a news release. “Others are purists and stick to tradition. There are always plenty of volunteer judges. Visitors can try samples of the brownie entries Saturday morning at the bank.” Chocolate Walk is presented by Genoa Main Street Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting downtown Genoa. For more information go to genoamainstreet.com, email genoamainstreet@atcyber.net or call 815-784-6961.

Edward Jones to host career seminar

Edward Jones is looking to hire more financial advisers in the DeKalb/Sycamore area. As the firm continues to expand its business and grow its network of branch offices, Edward Jones will host a career

development seminar at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Edward Jones office of Ryan Genz, 1170 DeKalb Ave., Suite 109, Sycamore. The seminar is designed to attract job candidates interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of building a business as an Edward Jones financial adviser. Edward Jones financial advisers will be present to answer any questions. Edward Jones financial advisers come from diverse back-

grounds including teachers, bankers and engineers. They all, however, have one thing in common: They are self-starters who enjoy working with and helping other people. As part of that training, Edward Jones financial advisers build their businesses by calling on people-face to-face in the communities where they live. For more information on the seminar, contact Chad Walton at 630-232-2204 or visit

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DeKalb B&B receives ‘guest favorite’ award BnBFinder, one of the world’s most comprehensive online bed-and-breakfast directories, has named the Parkside Bed and Breakfast in DeKalb a Guest Favorite for 2012. The Guest Favorite Award, based on independent reviews posted to the site and guest preferences, is the gold standard and

highest distinction awarded by BnBFinder. “Guests at the Parkside Bed and Breakfast gave it high marks for the delicious breakfasts and the welcoming atmosphere provided by innkeepers Bob and Pam Snow,” Mary White, founder and CEO of BnBFinder, said in a news release. “We are very excited and gratified to have won the Guest Favorite Award given by

BnBFinder.com,” Pam Snow said in the release. “Providing our guests with a luxurious, yet comfortable, home-like stay in our Parkside Bed and Breakfast is our highest goal.” Parkside Bed and Breakfast, located on Roosevelt Street in DeKalb, is in a cottage originally built in 1854. The Snows renovated the cottage for use as a bed-and-breakfast in 2010. For more information, visit www. parksidebedandbreakfast.com.

LEAH JORDAL Voluntary Action Center Hello, my name is Leah Jordal and I was born and raised in DeKalb. I hold an Associate of Science from Kishwaukee College and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Northern Illinois University. I am employed at Voluntary Action Center as Nutrition Coordinator. I coordinate nutrition education for Senior Nutrition Programs in DeKalb, LaSalle, Putnam and Bureau Counties, as well as assist with menu planning. I serve on the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Advisory Board and I am secretary for Networking for Families. I am also a trained Stanford University Chronic Disease Self Management Program Leader. My husband Matt is a Diesel Power Technology Instructor at Kishwaukee College. We have been married 4 1/2 years and reside on a small farm in Ashton. We are currently restoring our barn built in the late 1800ʼs and plan on raising two calves this spring. I hope to gain more skills and confidence as an effective leader in the community from the DeKalb Leadership Academy, as well as to learn more about the community and build relationships within the community.

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8SKETCH VIEW

Filling out local seats

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Glad to see Corn Fest returning to downtown To the Editor: I am truly excited about Corn Fest finally is coming back to the downtown DeKalb area. I went to Corn Fest the first two years that it was held at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, and it just didn’t have that “hometown” feel. I didn’t see anyone I knew, and there was no shade to keep cool. And I missed being able to go into the stores downtown to see what they had on sale. Now that there will be no more “On the Waterfront” in Rockford, maybe DeKalb will be able to book some older great classic

rock bands, and once again to have some bleachers set up for more people to be seated while listening to the music. Sherre Perkins DeKalb

Urge EPA to ban bee-killing chemical To the Editor: There have been several reports in recent weeks concerning the die-off of bees involving the so- called “colony collapse”. The importance of bees to our agricultural industry cannot be overstated. We cannot provide with human labor and resources alone the services that bees provide.

Now we learn that a blockbuster study released last week by the European Food Safety Authority has for the first time labeled the pesticide clothianidin as an “unacceptable” danger to bees. Scientists have long thought that clothianidin is at least partially to blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S. – nearly 30 percent of our bee population, per year, has been lost since 2006. Our own U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly ignored scientists’ warnings and the urging of Americans to ban the use of clothianidin. The reply is usually that there is

a lack of evidence or the subject “needs more study.” Now, the EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the precipitous decline in global honeybee populations. It is time for all concerned citizens to write to the EPA and tell them not to wait. End the use of clothianidin. The EPA mailing address: Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Ross Bldg. 1200 Pennsylvanica Ave NW. Washington, D.C. 20460 Paul D. Sorensen

Although DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo’s office has certified the preliminary ballot, there’s still time for those who want to get involved with local government to do so. And in many parts of DeKalb County, there are local governments that still need the help of interested citizens. There are more than 20 local offices in communities around the area that do not have enough candidates to fill the vacancies. It’s too late to have your name printed on the ballot, but there is time to run as a write-in candidate for those offices. Anyone interested in running as a write-in must register with Acardo’s office by Thursday. The filing process is easy: Citizens simply go to the elections office and fill out a one-page document and they’re on their way. The list of offices without enough candidates is long. The District 427 school board in Sycamore is short a candidate. In DeKalb, no one is running for the office of clerk, a position voters said they wanted to remain elected in a referendum last fall. If there’s no one to elect, the clerk position becomes an appointed job by default. Three candidates are needed for the Hinckley-Big Rock District 429 school board, and the Kaneland District 302 board is also short three candidates. A candidate is needed to fill a two-year unexpired term in Somonauk District 432, and the Genoa Township Park District board also is short two candidates. Library boards for communities including Clinton Township, Genoa, Hinckley, and Malta all are in need of candidates. Boards such as these often can provide a good introduction to local governance for people who are interested but lack experience. It has been noted many times before that although local elections generally don’t draw anywhere near as much interest as the race for our country’s president, it’s local government that holds more sway over the day-today lives of people. The quality of local government depends on the people who are elected or appointed to run it. It is not glamorous or high-paying work, but it is an essential service. A complete list of all the local races and the people running for them is available online at www.dekalbclerk.com/Elections/Infoforvoters.html, or by calling the election department at 815.895.7147. For anyone who would like to get involved, there is still time to run and make a difference.

8 OUR VIEW

Satisfactory end to Fewer dollars, babies threaten social programs sad political downfall

Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth. Economic growth and population growth. Through most of our history, this assumption has proved to be correct. These days, not so much. Last week, the Commerce Department announced that the gross domestic product shrunk by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. And the Census Bureau reported that the U.S. birth rate in 2011 was 63.2 per 1,000 women age 15 to 44, the lowest ever recorded. Slow economic growth and low population growth threaten to undermine entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. Despite contrary rhetoric, they are programs in which working-age people pay for pensions and medical care for the elderly. When Medicare was established in 1965 and when Social Security was vastly expanded in 1972, America was accustomed to the high birth rates of the post-World War II baby boom. It was widely assumed that the baby boom generation would soon produce a baby boom of its own. Oops. The birth rate fell from the peak of 122.7 in 1957 to 68.8 in 1973 and hovered around that level until 2007. The baby boom, it turns out, was an exception to a general rule that people tend to have fewer babies as their societies become more affluent and urbanized. Social Security had to be tweaked in 1983 when it became clear there weren’t enough working-age people to fund benefits promised to the elderly. It needs tweaking again today for the same reason. Medicare presents even greater problems. Health care costs have generally been rising at rates above economic growth. By itself this is not necessarily a problem. Economic growth and market competition have enabled Americans to spend smaller percentages of their incomes on food and clothes, with more

VIEWS Michael Barone

In the 1990s, Canada and Sweden faced economic crises similar to ours. In response, they sharply cut public spending. Their economies have done well since, and their governments have been running budget surpluses. We did something like the opposite. The consequences could be enduring. Michael Barone

left over to spend on other things. Spending more on health care is a sensible thing for an affluent society to do – especially as new medical procedures and drugs mean that health care can deliver more than it used to. But in a society in which the elderly are an increasing share of the population and working age people are a decreasing share, it becomes increasingly difficult to fund these programs. These problems are exacerbated when the economy fails to grow as rapidly as the working age population. Birth rates fell sharply during the Depression of the 1930s. They have fallen significantly since the housing collapse, from 69.3 in 2007 to 63.2 in 2011. The steepest decline in births since 2007 has been among Hispanic immigrants, who were also hit hard by housing foreclosures. We don’t know whether this trend will continue. But if it does, the consequences will resemble the subtitle of Jonathan Last’s newly published book, “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic

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Disaster.” Last points out that our fertility rate – the number of children a woman has over a lifetime – has been below the replacement level of 2.1. Over time, a below-replacement-level fertility rate means population decline. To see what that means, look at Japan. Its fertility rate is 1.4, its population is declining, and it has had essentially zero economic growth since 1990. We are not in such a bad position, yet. Since the end of the recession in June 2009, quarterly GDP growth has averaged 2.1 percent. That has left job growth way below the historic trend line. Four years ago, the incoming Obama administration’s economists promised that we would be heading back up to the trend line, with unemployment down to a little above 5 percent now. Instead, it was 7.9 percent in January, and that’s with millions no longer even looking for work. Labor force participation is the lowest it’s been since 1981. The danger is that all this can come to seem the new normal. Low birth rates, as Last argues, can persuade others to want fewer children. Low economic growth or even decline can shape expectations and become a self-fulfilling prophecy. “An economic recovery has begun,” President Barack Obama said in his inaugural speech last month. The implication: This is all you’re going to get. In the 1990s, Canada and Sweden faced economic crises similar to ours. In response, they sharply cut public spending. Their economies have done well since, and their governments have been running budget surpluses. We did something like the opposite. The consequences could be enduring.

•฀Michael฀Barone,฀senior฀political฀ analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.

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George Ryan did the crime, and he did the time – more than 5 years behind bars – despite the determined efforts of friends in high places, who tried to have Illinois’ former governor released early. Illinoisans who believe corrupt politicians should be duly punished for their crimes can take satisfaction that justice was served. Ryan, 78, Illinois’ governor from 1999 to 2003, was convicted of corruption charges in 2006 and sentenced to 6 1⁄2 years in federal prison. He entered prison Nov. 7, 2007. Ryan’s lawyer was another former governor, James R. Thompson, who defended Ryan free of charge and constantly looked for ways to get his friend out of jail. In late 2008, after Ryan had served barely one year in prison, Thompson pushed to have outgoing President George W. Bush grant clemency to Ryan. Ryan, Thompson and Bush all are Republicans, but surprisingly, some Democrats rallied to the cause. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called for Ryan’s early release. So did then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, mere weeks before he himself was arrested on federal corruption charges. Unfortunately for Ryan, but thankfully for the public, Bush ignored the clemency request. Ryan remained in prison. A second big push to have Ryan freed early came during the final illness of Ryan’s wife, Lura Lynn, who died of cancer in June 2011. Thompson tried every trick in the book to have Ryan freed early so that he could be at the side of his frail wife. Although officials allowed Ryan to leave prison temporarily to visit her, the criminal justice system stood firm that Ryan must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before his release. On Wednesday, after more than 5 years and 2 months, Ryan was released from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., to home confinement at his Kankakee house. He was allowed to skip living at a Chicago halfway house. He will remain on home confinement until his prison sentence officially ends July 4. Ryan served the state as House speaker, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and governor. He served more than 5 years in prison. And he now serves as a stark reminder that political corruption is no longer a game in Illinois. Those convicted of it should no longer expect quick reprieves. Ryan’s successor, Blagojevich, began his 14-year prison term for corruption in March. Under federal rules, nearly 12 years must elapse before Blagojevich can expect to be released. Ryan’s failure to win early release gives no comfort to Blagojevich or his supporters. However, it should give great comfort to long-suffering Illinoisans who are sick of corrupt politicians running roughshod over the law, sullying the state’s reputation, and not paying the price.

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WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST

Another clipper system will move through the area today at midday, spreading a few snow showers. A light dusting of snow is possible, but nothing major is expected. Winds could gust up to 25 mph by the afternoon. A fairly dry, but cool day is on tap Wednesday with a cold front by Thursday. Temperatures will rise into the mid-30s, which will lead to rain mixing with snow.

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REGIONAL WEATHER

DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 23° Low .............................................................. 19° Normal high ............................................. 30° Normal low ............................................... 14° Record high .............................. 54° in 1992 Record low ............................... -22° in 1996

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.09” Month to date ....................................... 0.19” Normal month to date ....................... 0.17” Year to date ............................................ 2.92” Normal year to date ............................ 1.65”

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Lake Geneva 30/8

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.

Rockford 33/12

AIR QUALITY TODAY

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

What is the record high temperature for the United States in February?

Feb 17

Feb 25

Joliet 33/13

La Salle 34/14

Evanston 30/16 Chicago 32/18

Aurora 31/11

WEATHER TRIVIA™ Q:

Streator 35/16

Hammond 29/16 Gary 30/17 Kankakee 32/16

Peoria 40/17

Pontiac 37/17

Watseka 35/17

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Hi 31 52 30 30 40 30 33 32 33 28 36 34 30 34 34 42 28 32 33 45 34 30 29 30 32

Today Lo W 11 sf 26 pc 10 sn 10 sn 19 pc 12 sn 13 sf 16 sf 13 sf 19 sn 14 sf 14 sf 13 sn 14 sf 13 sf 22 pc 11 sn 10 sf 12 sf 21 pc 12 sf 13 sn 11 sn 9 sn 12 sf

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 28 21 pc 45 29 s 29 25 pc 28 24 pc 34 24 pc 28 22 pc 29 23 pc 31 24 pc 28 24 pc 28 20 pc 33 29 pc 30 23 pc 28 21 pc 30 23 pc 29 24 pc 42 31 s 28 24 pc 27 23 pc 30 26 pc 41 28 s 31 25 pc 29 24 pc 27 22 pc 26 22 pc 28 20 pc

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WEATHER HISTORY

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On Feb. 5, 1961, more than 22.5 inches of snow fell in Newark, N.J. Snow at Gardenerville, N.Y., piled up 61 inches deep by the storm’s end.

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Dixon 33/12

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

Waukegan 29/11

Arlington Heights 29/14

DeKalb 32/14

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

A: 105 (F) at Montezuma, Ariz., Feb. 3, 1963.

Sunrise today ................................ 7:03 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 5:15 p.m. Moonrise today ............................ 2:46 a.m. Moonset today .......................... 12:30 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:02 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 5:16 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................... 3:47 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................... 1:33 p.m.

Kenosha 28/9

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Luol Deng and the short-handed Bulls lose to David West and the Pacers, 111-101, to fall into a tie for irst place in the Central Division. PAGE B2

SECTION B Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

GLENBARD WEST SECTIONAL

Co-op trying to avoid another near-miss Team missed ’12 state meet by half a point AP photo

Cause of Super Bowl power outage unclear NEW ORLEANS – Who turned out the lights? The day after the 34-minute blackout at the Super Bowl, the exact cause – and who’s to blame – were unclear, although a couple of potential culprits had been ruled out. It wasn’t Beyonce’s halftime performance, according to Doug Thornton, manager of the state-owned Superdome, because the singer had her own generator. And it apparently wasn’t a case of too much demand for power. Meters showed the stadium was drawing no more electricity than it does during a typical Saints game, Thornton said. The lights-out game Sunday proved an embarrassment for the Big Easy just when it was hoping to show how far it has come since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But many fans and residents were forgiving, and officials expressed confidence that the episode wouldn’t hurt the city’s hopes of hosting the championship again. To New Orleans’ great relief, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the city did a “terrific” job hosting its first pro football championship in the post-Katrina era, and added: “I fully expect that we will be back here for Super Bowls.” Fans watching from their living rooms weren’t deterred, either. An estimated 108.4 million people saw the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, making it the third most-viewed program in TV history. The problem that caused the outage was believed to have happened around the spot where a line that feeds current from the local power company, Entergy New Orleans, connects with the Superdome’s electrical system, officials said. But whether the fault lay with the utility or with the Superdome was not clear. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at San Jose, 9:30 p.m., CSN The Hawks (7-0-2) have gone to a shootout in each of their first three games of a season-high, six-game road trip. Will they make it four against the Sharks (7-0-1)?

Also on TV... Men’s basketball Purdue at Penn St., 6 p.m., BTN Florida at Arkansas, 6 p.m., ESPN Villanova at DePaul, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Ohio St. at Michigan, 8 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN

By ANTHONY ZILIS

More online

sports@daily-chronicle.com DeKALB – DeKalb-Sycamore gymnastics coach Andy Morreale knew the pressure was mounting on his gymnasts as they fell, one after another, on the balance beam in last year’s Glenbard North Sectional, but he tried to keep thoughts of imminent failure out of his head. The Barbs were close to securing an at-large berth in the state meet, but the balance beam stood in their way. Every DeKalb-Sycamore gymnast slipped off of the beam, which cost the Barbs two points. They missed qualifying for the state meet by a half point. “It was one of those things, where if one of those kids falls, it’s kind of a snow-

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ball effect,” Morreale said. “If you miss, you’re not just hurting yourself, you’re hurting the whole team, and I think that adds a lot of extra pressure.” This year, Morreale is trying to make sure his team doesn’t make the same mistakes when the Barbs head to the GlenKyle Bursaw – kbursaw@shawmedia.com bard West Sectional, which begins at 6:30 Sycamore-DeKalb co-op gymnast Alison Morreale works on a routine on the beam p.m. today.

during practice Friday at Energym in DeKalb. The freshman and her teammates will be competing in the Glenbard West Sectional today in Glen Ellyn.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL

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Northern Illinois linebacker Sean Folliard squats during a team lifting session Friday in the Yordon Center in DeKalb. Folliard graduated from Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake in December so that he could get a jump on his collegiate career. “It’s kind of all about the football for me,” Folliard said. “It was a hard decision leaving all my friends and family back there, but I’m not too far away. It’s not that bad at all.”

Getting a head start Early graduation allows LB to arrive a semester early By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Early on in his senior year, Sean Folliard had a meeting with his guidance counselor at Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake.

There, he learned that graduating high school early and getting a head start on his college football career would be a lot easier than he expected. All Folliard, who played safety for the Wolves and was

More online Check out our Signing Day recruiting profile videos at HuskieWire.com. part of the school’s Class 6A state championship team in 2011, had to do to graduate in December was pick up an extra English class.

It wasn’t too much to ask. Folliard added the class, and with the second semester at NIU under way, Folliard is in DeKalb early, working out and attending meetings with the rest of his new teammates. “It’s kind of all about the football for me,” Folliard said. “It was a hard decision leaving all my friends and family back there, but I’m not too far

away. It’s not that bad at all.” Folliard added that heading to NIU a semester early was purely his choice, although the coaching staff certainly was on board. “It was pretty much my decision. Nobody really expected me to do it,” he said. “It was a pretty spontaneous thing for me to do.”

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BEARS

Time for Urlacher to move on

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Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher walks off the field after a 23-17 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Dec. 2 at Soldier Field.

After the curtain closed on his remarkable 17-year career, Ray Lewis cried. Lewis hugged his teammates on the Baltimore Ravens. He saluted fans in the stands. He hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a twotime Super Bowl champion. I couldn’t help but wonder whether Brian Urlacher was watching. Like Lewis, Urlacher has proved to be one of the most dominant middle linebackers of the 21st century. Like Lewis, Urlacher became the face of a proud franchise by playing old-fashioned defense during an era of offense, offense, offense. However, unlike Lewis, Urlacher never has won a Super Bowl. As he approaches his 35th birthday and officially becomes an unrestricted free agent, the time

VIEWS Tom Musick has come for Urlacher to chase his championship goal in another uniform. It’s a tough decision, but then again, football is a tough game. No one can argue Urlacher is one of the greatest players in the history of the Bears. He has been selected to eight Pro Bowls in 13 seasons and earned all sorts of accolades, from Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2000 to Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 to the Bears’ prestigious Ed Block Courage Award in 2011. No matter what, Urlacher always will be a Bear. He just might be a Bear who is on

loan with another team for a couple of seasons. It will be tempting for the Bears to keep Urlacher if he offers to sign a short-term, affordable contract. He hinted that familiarity was more important than money during an interview last week with the “Waddle & Silvy” show on WMVP AM-1000. “It’s going to be hard to not give them a discount because of my age, obviously,” Urlacher said. “Not a lot of teams are going to want to do a whole lot, I don’t think. … “I’m not going to make what I was making in the past. How about that? Does that make sense?” Yes, it does. It also makes sense for the Bears to find their next great middle linebacker.

See MUSICK, page B2


Page B2 • Tuesday, February 5, 2013

8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY

Boys Basketball Indian Creek at Mooseheart, 6:45 p.m. West Chicago at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Marengo at Genoa-Kingston, 7 p.m. Sycamore at Sterling, 7 p.m. Ashton-Franklin at Hiawatha, 7:10 p.m. DeKalb at Elgin, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional: Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Paw Paw, 6 p.m. Kaneland at Marengo, 7 p.m. Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional: Indian Creek vs. Amboy, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore at Aurora Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Girls Gymnastics DeKalb/Sycamore at Glenbard West Sectional, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Girls Basketball Class 1A Alden-Herbron Regional: Hiawatha vs. Durand, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY

Girls Basketball DeKalb at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Harvard, 7 p.m. Kaneland at Rochelle, 7 p.m. Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional: championship, 7:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Nader named MAC West Player of the Week The Mid-American Conference named Northern Illinois sophomore wing Abdel Nader its West Division Player of the Week on Monday. Nader averaged 22.5 points and 11 rebounds in games against Kent State and Toledo. In the Huskies’ 67-65 win over the Golden Flashes on Wednesday, Nader had his first career doubledouble with 26 points, which tied a career high, and 11 rebounds. He saved his best for last, hitting a game-winning jump shot with 2.2 seconds left to secure the win.

NIU to face Eastern Illinois in BracketBuster game The NIU men’s basketball team will get an in-state opponent for its 2013 BracketBuster game, as Eastern Illinois will travel to DeKalb on Feb. 23. Tip-off is 3 p.m. at the Convocation Center. The alumni game, as part of the annual men’s basketball alumni day, will take place at 12:30 p.m. the same day. Just like the Huskies (5-15, 3-5 Mid-American Conference), the Panthers have struggled this season, as well. EIU is 6-17 and 3-7 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Panthers defeated NIU in Charleston during a 2010 BracketBuster, 73-70.

Montini guard commits to NIU football team Northern Illinois has a new instate commit. Montini guard Tate Briggs has committed to NIU, according to his Twitter account. Sunday night, Briggs tweeted, “Committed to Northern Illinois to play football #GOHUSKIES” and attached a picture of the NIU logo. Briggs comes from a strong tradition at Montini, a school that has won the past four Class 5A state championships. He is listed at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds. According to Rivals.com, he also had offers from Ball State, Central Michigan, New Mexico, Western Michigan and FCSCoastal Carolina.

3 Democratic appointees to hear Bonds’ appeal SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds’ appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction will be heard by three federal judges who were each appointed by a different Democratic president. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday unveiled its February schedule, which showed publicly for the first time the three judges assigned to Bonds’ case. Senior Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Michael Daly Hawkins along with Judge Mary H. Murguia will hear oral arguments Feb. 13. – Staff, wire reports

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Rivera says team will support A-Rod By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK – Sitting on a stage with their manager and GM during a fundraiser, Mariano Rivera and Mark Teixeira vowed to welcome Alex Rodriguez back to the New York Yankees after the latest drug allegations against the New York Yankees star. Rodriguez is recovering from hip surgery expected to sideline him until at least the All-Star break. The Miami New Times reported last week that Rodriguez is included in records the paper claims show he bought

performance-enhancing drugs from a defunct Florida antiaging clinic. Rodriguez denied the charges. “We have to embrace him. He’s our teammate,” Rivera said. Yankees general manager Alex Rodriguez Brian Cashman said the team will wait for Major League Baseball to determine the truthfullness of the allegations, and manager Joe Girardi said there’s no way to tell whether the All-Star third baseman will

regain his offensive production after his surgery. “This involves some very nasty facts,” Cashman told about 150 fans at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. “There needs to patience here as they thoroughly investigate this to determine the accuracy or inaccuracy, or where are there accuracies or inaccuracies in the story, and see if we can come up with what is fact and what are provable facts.” “Everybody, they deserve due process and right now you have just a very nasty story,” Cashman added. “We’ll just have to

wait and let it all play out.” Rodriguez was among a half-dozen major leaguers accused in the report and could face a 50-game suspension. He admitted four years ago that he used PEDs while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03, before MLB and the union started their joint drug program. He has denied using PEDs since. “He wears that uniform, that New York Yankees uniform, and I have to go out and be there for him,” Rivera said. “Besides, he’s my friend and I will respect and wait for him to give you the answer that you want.”

PACERS 111, BULLS 101

Pacers move into tie with Bulls Short-handed Bulls challenge, then fall short By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana suddenly has a shooting touch to go with its tough defense. The combination is just too much. David West scored 29 points Monday night and All-Star Paul George finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, leading the Pacers past the Bulls, 111-101, for a 14th consecutive home win and into a tie with the Bulls for the Central Division lead. “We’re just playing together; every game I feel like we’re playing sharper,” West said. “We still need to pick it up defenNext sively, we’re slipping in that regard, at Denver, but in terms of the 9:30 p.m. offense and how Thursday, we’re moving the WGN, TNT, ball and what we’re AM-1000 looking for, it’s just game-by-game improvement.” It shows. Three nights after shooting a season-high 55.7 percent in a relatively easy win over defending NBA champion Miami, Indiana shot 52.7 percent against a Bulls defense that is ranked No. 2 in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage. The only team ahead of the Bulls is the Pacers, and Indiana never trailed in the second half Monday. Indiana has topped the 100-point mark four times in the past five games after doing that only seven times in the first 43. It was the Pacers’ highest point total in a nonovertime game all season, and the timing couldn’t have been better as they head into a threegames-in-three-night swing. They are the only NBA team to deal with that this season. Now the Pacers will take a three-game winning streak into tonight’s home game against Atlanta as they try to win a 15th consecutive home game for the first time since 1999-2000 when they won 25 in a row. On Wednesday, they visit Philadelphia. Indiana’s recent surge has it tied for the division lead with

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Pacers forward Paul George does a reverse dunk over Bulls forward Taj Gibson in the second half of the Bulls’ 111-101 loss Monday in Indianapolis. the Bulls (29-19) and behind only Miami (30-14) and New York (31-15) in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Over the past month, the Pacers have beaten Miami twice and New York and the Bulls once each, going 4-0 mark against the East’s three other top teams since Jan. 8 and they now have a 2-0 series lead over the Bulls, the league’s best road team. “We played the No. 1 team in Miami and New York and Chicago is right there, and this is a big win for us, definitely playing against a division team,” George Hill said. “So I’m happy with our ballclub, we played a great game.” The Bulls didn’t look like

themselves, though. Starting guards Derrick Rose (left knee) and Kirk Hinrich (right elbow) and starting center Joakim Noah (right foot) all sat out again with injuries, and they had another scare late in the first quarter when Marco Belinelli crashed to the floor clutching his right ankle. He returned later and finished with a season-high 24 points. Nate Robinson finished with 19 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and Carlos Boozer had 10 points and five rebounds as he returned from a right hamstring injury. All of those players, other than Belinelli and Robinson, missed Saturday’s 93-76 victory at Atlanta.

“I feel like we’re short-handed right now, but we’re competing hard and that’s all you can ask for and I feel like our best basketball is yet to come,” Noah said. “We’ve just got to keep fighting and I think we’ll be all right.” Those expecting a defensive slugfest were in for a surprise. Indiana started the game fast, making its first six shots to take a 13-2 lead, and finished the first half nearly as fast, using a 12-6 run to break a 48-48 tie to make it 60-54 at the half. The Pacers shot 66.7 percent from the field in the half. The Bulls had seven players in double figures and continually challenged Indiana, but never had control and couldn’t even forge a tie over the final 27½ minutes. Robinson opened the second half with a 3-pointer and a 20foot jumper to close the deficit to 60-59, but a few minutes later, Indiana seized control with two quick scoring flurries. The first came when George hit a 3-foot jumper, Lance Stephenson then completed a three-point play and Hill added a four-point play to make it 73-63 with 7:35 left in the third. The Bulls answered with four straight points, and Indiana came right back with six straight to take a 79-67 lead. “We started the game in a big hole and we had to get out of that hole,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Now you’re scrambling and trying to give yourself a chance. I thought we were in position with five minutes to go.” The Bulls rallied again in the fourth, using an 8-0 run to close to 90-84, and it got as close as four three times. Indiana finally sealed it with a 3 from George and two free throws from West with 1:05 to play. “I’m proud of the way we’re growing on the offensive end,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “Still a few too many turnovers, but we’ve made a commitment to the extra pass. When the ball is moving, we’re too many weapons to be as poorly efficient as we have been.” Notes: It was Indiana’s first regular-season home win over the Bulls since March 18, 2011. ... The Bulls are 6-20 all-time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. ... Bulls guard Marquis Teague finished with two points in his first pro appearance in his hometown. ... The Bulls lost for only the third time in nine games.

Not every Hall of Fame career has storybook ending • MUSICK

Continued from page B1 Anyone who watched the Bears last season saw an older, slower Urlacher than ever before. He struggled to shed blocks. He did not move side to side as easily as in years past. Even when he made a good play, such as his interception against the Tennessee Titans, he lumbered down the sideline like a pickup truck with four flat tires. At one point or another, almost every team has parted ways with a superstar. Michael Jordan retired (again) from the Bulls in 1998, only to un-retire (again) and spend a couple of seasons with the Washington Wizards. Joe Montana made history with

the San Francisco 49ers but played two more years with the Kansas City Chiefs. In the final at-bat of his career, Frank Thomas struck out as an Oakland Athletic. These things happen. Look no further than last season, when the Indianapolis Colts made the difficult decision to say goodbye to franchise icon Peyton Manning. The Colts had hired a new coach and new coordinators, and the new regime drafted Andrew Luck first overall while Manning signed a free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos. Everyone benefited from the changes. Well, everyone except Tim Tebow, who was replaced by Manning and went on to become an undesirable on the New York Jets. A similar transition period

has arrived for the Bears. Lovie Smith was fired after nine seasons as head coach, and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli decided to join his friend, Monte Kiffin, on the Dallas Cowboys’ staff instead of remaining with the Bears. Longtime linebackers coach Bob Babich also left to become the defensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars. As the Bears prepare for next season, Marc Trestman is the head coach. Mel Tucker is the defensive coordinator. Tim Tibesar will coach the linebackers. A new era at Halas Hall presents an opportunity for a clean break between the Bears and Urlacher. However tough that might be, it will only become tougher if Urlacher sticks around for another sea-

son or two but struggles as his athleticism fades. Urlacher is no dummy. He understands that the NFL is a business. In a couple of years, Urlacher can return to Soldier Field for a ceremony in his honor and wave to thousands of of grateful fans. He can watch as his Hall of Fame bust is unveiled in Canton, Ohio, where he is sure to be enshrined after his career is over. In the meantime, the Bears must move on. Unfortunately, not every Hall of Fame career comes with a storybook ending.

•฀Write฀to฀Shaw฀Media฀ columnist Tom Musick at tmusick@shawmedia.com and follow him on Twitter @tcmusick and @bears_insider.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct 29 19 .604 29 19 .604 25 21 .543 18 31 .367 14 34 .292 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 31 15 .674 Brooklyn 28 19 .596 Boston 24 23 .511 Philadelphia 21 26 .447 Toronto 17 31 .354 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 31 14 .689 Atlanta 26 20 .565 Orlando 14 34 .292 Washington 12 35 .255 Charlotte 11 36 .234 Indiana Bulls Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

GB — — 3 11½ 15 GB — 3½ 7½ 10½ 15 GB — 5½ 18½ 20 21

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 38 11 .776 Memphis 30 16 .652 Houston 26 23 .531 Dallas 20 28 .417 New Orleans 15 33 .313 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 36 12 .750 Denver 30 18 .625 Utah 27 22 .551 Portland 25 23 .521 Minnesota 18 27 .400 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 34 16 .680 Golden State 30 17 .638 L.A. Lakers 22 26 .458 Sacramento 17 33 .340 Phoenix 16 32 .333

GB — 6½ 12 17½ 22½ GB — 6 9½ 11 16½ GB — 2½ 11 17 17

Monday’s Results Indiana 111, Bulls 101 Philadelphia 78, Orlando 61 Washington 98, L.A. Clippers 90 New York 99, Detroit 85 Miami 99, Charlotte 94 Portland 100, Minnesota 98 Oklahoma City 112, Dallas 91 Utah 98, Sacramento 91 (OT) Today’s Games Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 6 p.m. New York at Washington, 6 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 9 7 0 2 16 St. Louis 8 6 2 0 12 Detroit 8 4 3 1 9 Nashville 8 3 2 3 9 Columbus 9 3 5 1 7 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 8 4 2 2 10 Edmonton 8 4 3 1 9 Minnesota 9 4 4 1 9 Colorado 9 4 5 0 8 Calgary 6 1 3 2 4 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 8 7 0 1 15 Anaheim 7 5 1 1 11 Phoenix 10 4 4 2 10 Dallas 10 4 5 1 9 Los Angeles 7 2 3 2 6

GF GA 28 20 31 19 22 24 14 20 18 28 GF GA 21 20 20 21 21 24 21 23 16 24 GF GA 30 14 27 22 29 27 20 25 16 23

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 9 6 3 0 12 30 22 New Jersey 8 4 1 3 11 20 19 N.Y. Islanders 8 4 3 1 9 27 26 N.Y. Rangers 8 4 4 0 8 19 22 Philadelphia 9 3 6 0 6 21 26 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 8 6 1 1 13 24 19 Montreal 8 6 2 0 12 26 17 Ottawa 9 5 3 1 11 25 16 Toronto 9 4 5 0 8 22 27 Buffalo 9 3 5 1 7 27 33 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 8 6 2 0 12 39 21 Carolina 8 4 4 0 8 22 24 Winnipeg 8 3 4 1 7 24 32 Florida 8 3 5 0 6 20 30 Washington 9 2 6 1 5 21 33 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Monday’s Results Carolina 4, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1 Vancouver at Edmonton (n) San Jose at Anaheim (n) Today’s Games N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Blackhawks at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

NCAA BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 POLL

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with irstplace votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 27, total points based on 25 points for a irst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (58) 20-2 1,615 3 2. Florida (7) 18-2 1,536 4 3. Michigan 20-2 1,490 1 4. Duke 19-2 1,413 5 5. Kansas 19-2 1,350 2 6. Gonzaga 21-2 1,249 7 7. Arizona 19-2 1,248 8 8. Miami 17-3 1,132 14 9. Syracuse 18-3 1,091 6 10. Ohio St. 17-4 1,033 11 11. Louisville 18-4 1,018 12 12. Michigan St. 18-4 994 13 13. Kansas St. 17-4 782 18 14. Butler 18-4 774 9 15. New Mexico 19-3 660 20 16. Creighton 20-3 578 21 17. Cincinnati 18-4 552 24 18. Minnesota 17-5 454 23 19. Oregon 18-4 390 10 20. Georgetown 16-4 364 — 21. Missouri 16-5 245 17 22. Oklahoma St. 15-5 235 — 23. Pittsburgh 18-5 207 — 24. Marquette 15-5 137 25 25. Notre Dame 18-4 132 — Others receiving votes: Mississippi 75, N.C. State 64, Colorado St. 49, Wichita St. 49, Memphis 44, Wisconsin 28, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 27, Louisiana Tech 24, Kentucky 21, San Diego St. 17, UNLV 13, Saint Louis 8, UCLA 8, VCU 8, Akron 4, Virginia 4, Connecticut 2, Belmont 1.


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Goodell: New Orleans ‘terrific,’ despite blackout By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press

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Fans hoist a giant Ray Lewis head as they walk down Bourbon Street while celebrating the Ravens’ victory over the 49ers as fans of both teams pack the French Quarter on Sunday for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS – The blackout at the Superdome will not stop the Super Bowl from returning to New Orleans. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that despite the electrical outage that delayed Sunday night’s game for 34 minutes, the city did a “terrific” job hosting its first pro football championship in the post-Katrina era. “Let me reiterate again what an extraordinary job the city of New Orleans has done,” said Goodell, speaking Monday at a post-Super Bowl news conference held for the game’s most valuable player, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, and winning coach John Harbaugh.

“The most important thing is to make sure people understand it was a fantastic week.” New Orleans has hosted 10 Super Bowls, including Baltimore’s 34-31 victory over San Francisco, tied for the most with Miami. While serving as the site of America’s biggest sporting event and focus of an unofficial national holiday gets any place a lot of attention, this game had special meaning for New Orleans. The city last hosted the Super Bowl in 2002 and officials were hoping this would serve as the ultimate showcase – on a global scale – of how far it has come since being devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm winds tore holes in the roof of the Superdome and

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Super Bowl in 2018 to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding. Political strategist James Carville, who along with wife Mary Matalin served as host committee cochairs, said he disagreed with the premise that the outage overshadowed a full week of celebration. Still, he acknowledged some initial anxiety when the lights went down – using a hurricane metaphor, no less. “When this thing happened, I said to myself, ‘This could be a Category 5,’ ” Carville said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “It turned out to be a fast-moving tropical storm. Everybody was completely well behaved. The problem was identified and fixed.”

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Lions release Young The ASSOCIATED PRESS

By JANIE McCAULEY The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS – Offensive linemen Alex Boone and Mike Iupati stood in one corner of a near-empty San Francisco locker room and pondered just how close they had come to winning the Super Bowl. It quickly began to sink in, beneath the Superdome on Sunday night as the Baltimore Ravens celebrated, that their season had ended short of the goal. One year, they almost reached the NFL’s champiAlex Smith onship game. The next, they nearly won it. “It just hurts, it hurts now,” Iupati said. “There are no words to express how we feel right now. We’ve got to put it in the past now and we can’t ever forget this moment. We’ve just got to go out there and next year is another year, and compete.” The 49ers head into the offseason after a 34-31 Super Bowl loss knowing they were right there against the Ravens, and now move forward with the hope of keeping much of the team together and building to get back – and this time win it all. One big question: What to do with backup quarterback Alex Smith? CEO Jed York said last week he would address Smith’s situation soon. Smith would like to have the chance to start somewhere, and the 49ers realize that’s a fair request. “Last year losing in the NFC Championship Game, come back this year and you’re in the Super Bowl, it feels the same way,” running back Frank Gore said. “Any other team probably would have just laid down but we kept fighting. We just didn’t get it done.” Coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke soon will begin planning for the 2013 season – not to mention the draft in April – and determine whether they can find a team for Smith. The 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick lost his starting job in November to second-year pro Colin Kaepernick, who nearly led the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history in the 10th start of his NFL career. A win would have put him right there in the 49ers’ storied Super Bowl history aside Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young, who led San Francisco’s last championship after the 1994 season. The Niners lost for the first time in six Super Bowls, leaving Harbaugh to shake hands with Ravens coach and big brother, John, afterward as the loser in the first siblingcoached championship. “We want to handle this with class and grace,” Harbaugh said. “Had several opportunities in the game. Didn’t play our best game.”

there was water damage from the rain that affected electrical systems and caused mold to spread. More than $330 million has been spent to upgrade the facility, which has hosted the annual Sugar Bowl, Saints games, two BCS title games and a men’s Final Four since the storm. Yet the loss of power was an embarrassment that quickly became perhaps the signature moment of the Ravens’ win. Goodell said not to worry. “I do not think this will have an effect on future Super Bowls in New Orleans,” he said. “I fully expect to be back here for Super Bowls. I hope we will be back. We want to be back here.” Local officials have said they will bid to host an 11th

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Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco rides with Mickey Mouse in a parade Monday through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Flacco led the Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday in New Orleans.

Whirlwind ride begins for Super Bowl MVP Big pay day ahead for QB By DAVID GINSBURG The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Working on 90 minutes of sleep, Joe Flacco wore a day-old beard and a weary smile that wouldn’t go away. Super Bowl tradition deems that the game’s MVP appear at a ceremony the next morning to shake hands with the commissioner of the NFL, accept the shiny trophy, pose for pictures and receive the keys to a new car. And so, after celebrating the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers into the early hours of Monday morning, Flacco dutifully fulfilled his obligation. The quarterback’s immediate reward for throwing three touchdown passes Sunday night was a 2014 Corvette. In the months ahead, Flacco is

almost assured of receiving a lucrative, long-term contract befitting his incredible performance during Baltimore’s run to the NFL championship. In the playoffs, Flacco had 11 TD passes and no interceptions, a feat commissioner Roger Goodell called “extraordinary.” “He was unflappable and brought his team to a Super Bowl level,” Goodell said. “His play represented that all the way through.” Less than 12 hours after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy over his head amid a shower of purple confetti, Flacco still couldn’t come to grips with what he and the Ravens had accomplished. After throwing for three scores in the first half to stake the Ravens to a 21-6 lead, Flacco directed two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to help fend off a 49ers comeback. He was 22 for 33 for 287 yards. “I’m pretty tired right now, and it hasn’t sunken in,” he said. “It’s just a surreal moment.”

With a parade scheduled for the team today, Flacco visited Disney World in Florida on Monday afternoon before heading home. “I anticipate not getting very much sleep, but it’s for all good reasons, man,” he said. “Unbelievable game. It was just awesome to be a part of it.” After the game, Flacco shared a little secret with the rest of his family: He and his wife are expecting their second child. After the Ravens played San Francisco last season, he revealed their first child (a boy) was on the way. Flacco almost assuredly has a big payday upcoming as well. His rookie contract ends after this season, and soon he and owner Steve Bisciotti will sit down to determine just how much a Super Bowl title will be worth. He could wind up with one of the biggest deals in NFL history, perhaps commanding somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 million a year. “I’m pretty optimistic, but who knows?” he said.

The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Titus Young. The team made the announcement Monday. It wasn’t much of a surprise. “If y’all going to cut me let me go,” Young posted on his Twitter account last month. “I’m tired of the threats.” An email seeking comment was sent to Young on Monday. Y o u n g w a s Titus Young banished from the team in November for what Jim Schwarz called unacceptable behavior and was later put on injured reserve. Young also was told to stay away from the team during its last offseason for punching teammate Louis Delmas when the safety wasn’t looking. Detroit drafted Young out of Boise State in 2011 and he had 48 receptions for 607 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. His production dropped off last season. Flacco does ‘Late Show’: AT New York, Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco told David Letterman the time has come for him to start talking contract with the Ravens. The quarterback completed a remarkable postseason run with 11 TD passes and no interceptions in four games. He is about to become a free agent. Less than 24 hours after winning the Super Bowl, Flacco appeared as a guest on CBS’ “Late Show.” The show aired Monday night. Flacco turned down an extension offer from the Ravens last year. He says Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told him when the season was over he could come to his office and pound on his desk. Ravens plan celebration: At Baltimore, the city is in partyplanning mode a day after the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city’s parade for the team will begin at City Hall today and end with a free celebration at M&T Bank Stadium. The lineup still was being

finalized as the team arrived back in Maryland on Monday afternoon.

Record betting on Super Bowl: At Las Vegas, sports

fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday. Unaudited tallies show 183 sports books made $7.2 million on the football action. The San Francisco 49ers started out as a five-point favorite, but the Baltimore Ravens won, 34-31. Odds makers say California fans drove the unprecedented handle, flooding Las Vegas and the Lake Tahoe area with wagers on the hometown team, which hadn’t been in the Super Bowl since 1995.

Police raid Super Bowl party:

At Aurora, Ontario, police in Ontario said they busted a multimillion-dollar gambling operation when they raided an invitation-only Super Bowl event. Six men have been arrested and face illegal gamblingrelated charges after the Sunday night raid at a packed hall in Markham, north of Toronto. More than 2,300 people were said to be there. York Regional Police Supt. Paul Pedersen said almost $2.5 million in cash was seized after more than 400 officers executed search warrants across the Toronto area and as far away as London, Ontario. He says those in the hall were allowed to leave without charges, except for the six. Police said they were profiting from the gambling operation.

LB Joiner joins Bengals after prison term: At Cincinnati,

rookie linebacker Brandon Joiner has been activated by the Cincinnati Bengals after completing a prison term. The Bengals signed Joiner out of Arkansas State as an undrafted free agent last year, knowing he would be going to prison in Texas over a robbery that led to his indictment in 2008. He was placed on a reserve list and missed all of last season while completing his sentence. Joiner is out of prison and was reinstated Monday. He can work out with the team.


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Hoosiers move back into No. 1 spot By MICHAEL MAROT

his other brother-in-law for the Super Bowl title. Finally, he saw the Hoosiers reclaim the top spot in The Associated Press poll after seven weeks. “Our guys appreciate winning. They appreciate the task that it is and I think because our older guys have been through so many hard times,

lege basketball team. Again. It was another crowning moment in a week full of big wins for the Crean Tom Crean’s whirlwind week got clan. Indiana beat No. 13 Michigan State, archrival Purdue and No. 1 even crazier Monday. Upon returning home from the Michigan in a seven-day span, before Super Bowl, the Indiana coach found Crean headed to New Orleans. There, out he’s leading America’s No. 1 col- he watched one brother-in-law beat The Associated Press

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Hawks advance By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com The Hiawatha girls basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Class 1A Alden-Hebron Regional with a 41-29 win over South Beloit in Monday’s quarterfinals. Dani Clark led the Hawks with 17 points, with Ashley Tamraz adding 14. “The performance wasn’t where it needs to be. It was a really weird, sloppy game,” Hiawatha coach Franz Schumacher said. “They did their job and got the win and that’s what we needed.” Fourth-seeded Hiawatha (9-17) will play top-seeded Durand in Wednesday’s semifinals at 7 p.m. Spartans win at IMSA: Sycamore beat IMSA, 46-30, in a nonconference game. Paige Wogen had 16 points for the Spartans (12-11), and Bailey Gilbert added 15.

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Continued from page B1 Morreale is trying to make sure his athletes are pressure-tested, setting up drills in which every athlete gathers around one gymnast. He also is making sure his gymnasts focus inward, instructing them to turn their backs when teammates are performing on the beam. “We did some things to try to change their mindset,” Morreale said. “At the same time, it’s an individual sport up there. It’s just you and the equipment, and individually, you’ve got to get it done.” The Barbs think they have a strong chance of qualifying for the state meet this year, even after losing last year’s state champion in the all-around, Alyssa Lopez, to graduation. Morreale hopes improvement from within will be enough to put DeKalb-Sycamore over the top. Freshman Alison Morreale, who finished third in the all-around in the Glenbard North Re-

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Continued from page B1 The best advantage for Folliard being in DeKalb a semester early? Being able to participate in the Huskies’ spring drills, and he said that played a decision to graduate early that much easier. Folliard was an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 6A all-state selection as a senior, and even played some quarterback for the Wolves late in the 2012 season. For the Huskies, Folliard will be moving to linebacker, where he’ll be at for the next four or five seasons. He hopes being in school for spring practice will help him get on the field as a freshman. “The coaches and players told me that’s going to be a big help. I obviously won’t know until I’m there,” he said. “Ultimately, that’s going to be the coaches’ decision on whether I redshirt or not.” Over the winter, Folliard, who Rivals.com lists at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, will be trying to mold his body into a linebacker, and will get valuable reps in spring practice. “I’m definitely going to have to get a lot bigger and stronger,” he said. “Kind of just want to get better overall as an athlete, in the weight room and stuff like that. I’ve got a lot to learn.” Signing Day hasn’t even arrived yet, but Folliard already is one step ahead of everyone else. So far, he hasn’t been disappointed. “It’s been fun. Working out every day, just getting to know my teammates,” he said. “Really good times.”

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Wife intolerant of illness needs health lesson Dear Abby: My wife and I are both schoolteachers. She hates to call in sick and often teaches class when she says she feels ill. I don’t argue with her. The problem arises when I am not feeling well. When I am sick and feverish, I’m not inclined to rise from my sickbed and go to work. On those few occasions, my wife objects strenuously. She interrogates me about my symptoms, then makes her own “diagnosis” on the spot. Apparently, her gold standard for staying home is the inability to stand. This creates a problem for me at work because coworkers are concerned about catching my obvious illness. The last time I felt sick, my wife ordered me to go to work.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips When I saw a doctor afterward, I was told I had a virus and should be in bed. My wife still objected to my missing work because she considered it to be “just a cough.” I missed a grand total of two days because of it. On one of them I wasn’t able to stand, the other because I refused to get out of bed. Then, since I was staying home “doing nothing,” my wife insisted I care for our two children (ages 3 and 1), rather than send them to my mother-inlaw who baby-sits while we work. Today a staff member

called in sick with the same virus฀I฀had.฀Everyone฀looked฀ at me as the responsible party. If I stay home, my wife will dump the kids on me and give me the cold shoulder. If I go to work, I expose my co-workers and perform poorly. Help! – At A Total Loss in Corpus Christi Dear Total Loss: It appears you married a woman who is not only lacking in empathy, but also is a controlling, slave-driving witch. Unless you can find the backbone to take control of the situation and stop acting like a victim, your wife will continue to punish you when you’re least able to defend yourself – and nothing will change. P.S. A teacher with a virus can not only infect co-work-

ers and administrative staff, but also his students – not to mention his own children. Please point that out to “Simone Legree.” Dear Abby: The adage, “If you don’t have anything nice to say ...” is easier said than done. When I am tired or stressed, I have a tendency to be less tolerant of others’ quirks, and sometimes I voice my annoyance. While my opinions do have a basis, I sometimes feel guilty about insulting or hurting the person’s feelings. I envy those who are strong enough to not allow the stress of certain situations to affect them. I have never been a believer in “killing them with kindness” because that seems to enable their behavior. My intolerance is probably due

to unhappiness about my own life. So how do I allow these annoyances to roll off my back and bite my tongue? – Can’t Tolerate Fools in Des Moines Dear Can’t Tolerate Fools: One way to do that would be to remind yourself that the more you take your unhappiness out on those around you, the more you will isolate yourself. When you are tired or stressed, and before shooting off your mouth, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it helpful? And if what you were about to say is not all three, bite your tongue, zip your lip, or walk away until you get a grip.

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Remedies for hot flashes not well studied Dear Dr. K: I’m having menopausal hot flashes, but I don’t want to take hormone therapy. Can you tell me about natural remedies? Dear Reader: Natural remedies can help for hot flashes, but hormone therapy is helpful more often. For that reason, I’ll come back to the pluses and minuses of hormone therapy after answering your question. You don’t need this explanation, but some readers who have not experienced them may not be sure what hot flashes are. They’re brief but intensely uncomfortable feelings of warmth followed by drenching perspiration. They’re common during menopause, but not all women get them. They can be accompanied by heart palpita-

black cohosh may be effective. You can take steps to help make hot flashes less severe or less frequent – steps that don’t require either traditional medicines or “natural remedies”: tions, dizziness or weakness, •฀Drink฀a฀glass฀of฀cool฀ and they can cause sleepless water at the beginning of a nights followed by irritabilhot flash. ity and exhaustion during •฀Drink฀six฀to฀eight฀glasses฀ the day. At their worst, they of water per day. can really interfere with a •฀Plunge฀your฀hands฀in฀ woman’s life. There are traditional medi- cold water and pat it on your face, neck and chest when a cines other than hormone hot flash starts. therapy that can help with •฀Begin฀deep-breathing฀ hot flashes. These include drugs that relax blood vessels exercises at the beginning of as well as certain antidepres- a hot flash to help nip it in the bud. sants. •฀Avoid฀caffeine฀and฀alcoSeveral herbal remedies hol, which make hot flashes claim to help prevent or treat hot flashes, but most have not more uncomfortable. •฀Cut฀down฀on฀red฀wine,฀ been well studied. There is chocolate and aged cheeses. some evidence that the herb

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They contain a chemical that can trigger hot flashes. •฀Don’t฀smoke.฀Smoking฀ can make hot flashes worse. •฀Wear฀loose,฀comfortable฀ cotton clothing. •฀Dress฀in฀layers.฀Remove฀ some clothing if you suddenly feel hot. •฀Keep฀your฀house฀cool.฀At฀ work, open a window or use a small portable fan. •฀At฀night,฀use฀lightweight฀ blankets that can be removed. •฀Engage฀in฀regular฀vigorous exercise. Now let’s come back to hormone therapy. Here’s the bottom line – at least for me – of a complicated story. The most effective medication for hot flashes is the hormone estrogen. If you’re 60 or over, or are 10 years past entering menopause, I would stay

away from hormone therapy. I think it does increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. However, if you are entering menopause – which typically occurs in a woman’s late 40s or early 50s – I think the evidence does not show an increased risk of heart disease. Indeed, hormone therapy taken at that age to relieve hot flashes may actually protect you from heart disease. I’ll address the question of how your age affects your risk from hormone therapy in another column.

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Daughter deserved praise, not punishement Dr. Wallace: Last night I went to a party with a guy. It was our first date. During the evening he got really drunk. He wanted to drive me home, but I wouldn’t ride with him because he was too drunk to drive. I wound up spending the night at my friend’s house (the girl who had the party) because we live about 20 minutes away and the party ended at 12:30 a.m. I called my parents, but they didn’t answer the telephone because they were asleep. I called at 7 a.m. the following day, and they were in a tizzy because they were up, and they didn’t

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace know where I was. They had already called the police and reported me as missing. Now I’m grounded for a month because they said I should have continued to call because eventually they would have heard the phone ring. I only called once, but I let it ring at least 10 times. I think my parents are wrong for grounding me. Please let me hear what you have to say. It could influence their poor decision. –

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TODAY – You could be very lucky in the year ahead where your personal relationships are concerned. It looks like you will have more friends than ever, and they’ll all be willing to help you out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Involvements with authority figures will work out in your favor, whether they were deliberately orchestrated or occur by happenstance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Establish some definite objectives for the day, but keep them private. You’ll find that you will perform far more effectively if you don’t have to justify your intentions to others. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Certain knowledge you recently acquired can be used constructively on a current project. You can not only better your own lot in life, but improve things for associates as well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Take the reins, because your leadership abilities can be a critical factor in revitalizing a joint endeavor that has been going downhill. Your new direction can produce success. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – It looks like balance and harmony can be restored in a situation that has become increasingly unsettling. Your efforts, coupled with another’s, will be mostly responsible for the improvement. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Certain things that have been impossible to handle on your own can be achieved with the help of surrogates if you motivate them properly. Make sure they can benefit as well, and you’ll all do quite well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – A partnership arrangement can become far more productive if you provide the initiative and let the other person serve as a backup. It could be totally up to you to rev the engines. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – A number of important assignments you’ve been unable to conclude satisfactorily can be finalized by prioritizing them and then knocking them off one at a time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Your popularity is peaking right now, and the impression you’re making in your social encounters is favorable and lasting. You’ll not find a better time to circulate and make new friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Financial trends are far more favorable than they might be tomorrow. If you’re involved in something that could spell profit, make every minute count. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You’ll not only be a fast thinker, but you should also be able to express yourself in an eloquent and effective manner. All your comments will receive serious consideration. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – A venture in which you’re presently involved looks like it could be turned into a financial winner, even though you might have to use a slightly different approach than you normally would.

Nameless, St. Charles, Ill. Nameless: Being a passenger with a driver who has been drinking is very risky. Your life was too important to take the risk. The alternatives for riding with a driver who has been drinking include: getting a ride home from a friend who has not been drinking, having a parent or trusted adult pick you up, taking a taxi even if you don’t have the necessary funds (mom and dad will gladly pay the bill), spending the night at a friend’s house. You were 100 percent correct in what you did. Your parents were highly concerned when they didn’t find

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you at home, and they probably overreacted by punishing you instead of praising you. I’m positive that they will change their minds for the better. Dr. Wallace: I’m a 17-yearold guy and work part-time after school and on Saturday mornings at a fast-food restaurant. I live at home with my mother, who doesn’t drive, and a younger sister. Because my mom doesn’t drive, I don’t have access to a car. I get to school and to my job on a bicycle. One of my fellow employees is a girl who’s also 17. Julie is nice and attractive. Lately, we have become

rather friendly at work, and I’d like to take her out. But since I don’t have a car, I don’t know how to approach her on the subject. She owns a car and drives to work. Would it be considered in poor taste if I asked her out and then asked her to drive? – Mario, Alameda, Calif. Mario: Tell Julie that you’d like to take her out, but that she would have to drive if her answer is yes. Of course, insist on paying for the gasoline and the date. I have the feeling that she’ll go for the deal. It’s worth a try.

•฀Email฀Dr.฀Robert฀Wallace฀ at rwallace@galesburg.net.

8CROSSWORD

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

The way to play a suit can vary Victor Hugo wrote, “He who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.” A declarer who every first trick plans the transactions of the deal, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of a most busy deal. That is true, but declarers must always be ready to change their plans if necessary. For example, look at today’s club suit. If South has no other worries, what is his best play for four tricks? Then, South is in three no-trump. West leads the heart six: five, jack, king. How should declarer plan the transactions of the deal? South has seven top tricks: two spades, one heart (trick one), two diamonds and two clubs. He needs two – not three – more club tricks to get home. In isolation, the best plan is to cash dummy’s ace, then play low to dummy’s jack on the second round. But one of the main reasons bridge retains its popularity is that the right way to play a suit mathematically will not always be the correct approach in a given deal. Here,฀if฀East฀gets฀on฀play,฀ he will lead a heart through South’s queen. That will not hurt if the hearts are 4-4, but if they are 5-3 or 6-2, the contract will fail. Declarer must work to฀keep฀East฀off฀play.฀South฀ should lead a club to the king and cash the ace. Here, the queen drops and South gains an overtrick. But if the queen has not appeared (and the suit is 3-2), declarer plays a third round, hoping for the best.


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"THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-1478 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Bradley A. Hammond a/k/a Brad A. Hammond; Jalee M. Poore; Defendants. 12 CH 240 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on February 28, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 974 West Main Street, Genoa, IL 60135 PIN: 02-24-427-006 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W121478. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: Single family home. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-1478 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I501512 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 22, 29 & February 5, 2013.)

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Waterman Small 1 Bedroom Tenant pays Com Ed and share of water, 3 months rent + security dep, $525/mo. 815-757-5079

DeKalb - Furnished Room Student or employed male $370. includes utilities . Need References. 815-758-7994

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"THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-1478 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Bradley A. Hammond a/k/a Brad A. Hammond; Jalee M. Poore; Defendants. 12 CH 240 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on February 28, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: ALL THAT PART OF LOTS B AND C OF WILCOX`S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE (NOW CITY) OF GENOA, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT IN THE CENTER OF THE HIGHWAY (BEING THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOTS "B" AND "C" WHICH IS 26 FEET EASTERLY FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT "C" THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "C" TO THE RIGHTOF-WAY OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD, THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD TO THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT "C"; THENCE CONTINUING EASTERLY ON THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "C" TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH A LINE DRAWN PARALLEL TO AND 83 FEET EASTERLY OF THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "C"; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ON SAID PARALLEL LINE TO A POINT WHICH IS 174 FEET (MEASURED ON SAID PARALLEL LINE) FROM THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOTS "C" AND "B"; THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL TO SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF LOTS "C" AND "B" FOR A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET, THENCE NORTHEASTERLY PARALLEL TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF LOT "C" FOR A DISTANCE OF 174 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT "C"; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT "C" TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT C; THENCE SOUTH 58 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINES OF SAID LOT C AND LOT B, A DISTANCE OF 26.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND; THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT C, A DISTANCE OF 320.05 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE CHICAGO, CENTRAL AND PACIFIC RAILROAD (FORMERLY THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD); THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 33.25 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT C; THENCE SOUTH 58 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 25.46 FEET TO A POINT 83 FEET EASTERLY OF, AS MEASURED PERPENDICULAR TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT C; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT C, A DISTANCE OF 156.10 FEET TO A POINT 174.00 FEET SOUTHERLY OF THE NORTH LINES OF SAID LOT

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 22, 29 & February 5, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS

EDWARD R. CURRAN, PAULINE CURRAN, E.C. PAGE'S BAR & GRILL, INC., PUB 34, INC., LUCKY PLUMBING, INC., WW HOME EXPERTS, INC., GUARDIAN FIRE ADJUSTERS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS OR OCCUPANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 13 CH 55 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) for publication having been filed, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED ACTION, that said suit has been commenced in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of DeKalb County, by the Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit:

RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN; THENCE EASTERLY ON SAID SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK 1, SAID LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 86 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 20.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 53 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 20.04 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE WESTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 84 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 36.09 FEET TO A POINT LYING 10.02 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES AND 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 10.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING), IN THE CITY OF SANDWICH, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SUBJECT TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PUBLIC OVER THAT PART KNOWN AS OLD ROUTE 34.

Maureen A. Josh, Clerk of the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit Court DeKalb County O'Brien Law Offices, P.C. Michael A. O'Brien/6216625 Leslie G. Bleifuss/6224495 124A South County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187 Ph: 630-871-9400 Fax: 630-871-9435 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 5, 12 & 19, 2013.)

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THAT PART OF BLOCK 1 OF LUKIN'S ADDITION TO SANDWICH, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED BY COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, 73.85 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING WESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 20.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY 230.14 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, SAID POINT LYING 96.00 FEET WESTERLY OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 51.37 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 139 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 54 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 22.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 139 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 54 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 119.48 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 169 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 42 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 45.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 133 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 32 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 38,00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 176 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 21 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 41.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, (EXCEPT THAT PORTION THEREOF DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, SAID POINT BEING 67.85 FEET WEST OF THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN; THENCE

COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 717 E. Church Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548 PIN NO: 19-36-131-004

And which said Mortgages were made by Edward R. Curran and Pauline Curran, Mortgagors, to Citizens First National Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois as document number: 2008005178 NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said defendant(s), file your answer to the Complaint in this case or otherwise file your Appearance in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, 33 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, on or before March 29, 2013, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a decree entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint.

And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE TIME IN WHICH THE SUBJECT REAL ESTATE MAY BE REDEEMED FROM FORECLOSURE, PURSUANT TO LAW, COMMENCES TO RUN WITH THE FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

In testimony whereof, I have HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST hereunto set my hand and affixed COMPANY SUCCESSOR IN INTERthe Seal of the Court on January EST TO CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL 31, 2013. BANK, Plaintiff, /s/ Maureen A. Josh v. Maureen A. Josh, Clerk of the EDWARD R. CURRAN, PAULINE Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit CURRAN, E.C. PAGE'S BAR & TWO DAY VALENTINES WEEKEND ESTATE AUCTION Auction to be held at the Tumbleson Auction Center, 1635 North Main Street, Princeton, IL, Located 100 miles West of Chicago, Il just off INT 80 Exit 56, South on Rt. 26. (Behind the Sherwood Antique Mall) on: SATURDAY, ฀EBRUARY 16 & SUNDAY, ฀EBRUARY 17, 2013 TIME: 10:00 A.M. (Preview: 8:00 A.M.) Each Day *SPECIAL PREVIEW OF BOTH DA฀S: FRIDA฀, FEBRUAR฀ 15 TIME: 4:00-6:00 P.M.* View Listing, Photos & On-Line Bid on website: www.tumblesonauction.com SAT., ฀EB. 16: FURNITURE: Antique & Victorian Furniture, ANTIQUES: Signed Handel Lamp & Other Lamps, Sets of Sterling Silver Flatware, Spoons, Forks, Serving Pcs & Dresser Set, Collection of Carnival Glass, Antique Dolls, Doll House, Quilts, Ladies Items, Hats, Purses, Buttons, Linens, Hankies, Fine Diamond Jewelry & Costume Jewelry, Post Cards & Albums, Souvenir Programs, Advertising Items, Victorian Photo Album & Tin Types, Many Sets of China, Collection of Pottery Including Rookwood, Fine Glassware, Antique Clocks, Stoneware, Limoge Plates, Steins, Lg. Book Collection-Many 1800’s, History, & More, Artwork including Art by Mary Win Walter Norris SUN., ฀EB. 17: FIREARMS COLLECTION: Approx. 150 Firearms (Long guns and Handguns) Including Colt, Winchester, Remington, Ruger, Mossberg, Llama, S&W, Taurus & Others, Military Related Items & Uniforms; Nazi Flag, LARGE COLLECTION OF HUNTING & FOLDING KNIVES; COIN COLLECTION: Ike, Silver & Morgan Dollars, Roosevelt, Mercury & Silver Dimes, Proof Sets, & More! Collection of Stamps & Albums; Beer Adv. Signs. 10% Buyer’s Premium & Proxibid Available for this Auction Day Only! SELLER: Mary Win Walter Norris, Princeton, IL and Other This is a Very Large Quality Two Day Auction! TT TUMBLESON AUCTION COMPANY, PRINCETON, IL • ttauction@yahoo.com • 815-872-1852 AUCTIONEERS: TOM AND MAR฀ TUMBLESON LIC # 040000396-397 & TIFFAN฀ FOES LIC #041.001601

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