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Supporters rally behind ex-coach DeKalb wrestling assistant, tennis coach relieved of duties after bus incident By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com

DeKALB – Parents and students rallied Tuesday around a longtime DeKalb High School wrestling coach who was relieved of his coaching duties after he was found negligent for

failing to stop a student from being hit with a belt and racially harassed on a bus. At least 15 people urged DeKalb School District 428 board members to retain Lance Gackowski as an assistant wrestling coach and head coach for boys’ and girls’ tennis.

Gackowski, who has coached wrestling in DeKalb for about 25 years, was relieved of his coaching duties Jan. 26, but remains a high school science teacher. “If disciplinary action has to happen, don’t take away his coaching ability,” said Melissa Butts, who

drove an hour and 15 minutes from Tampico to be at the meeting. “Find something else.” District officials including Superintendent Jim Briscoe and school board President Tom Matya said they could not comment on the incident because it involves a district

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employee and student discipline. Matya said they are reviewing a number of policies in the district’s handbook and for coaches. Supporters of Gackowski gave

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Ill. gay marriage bill moves to Senate By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press

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DeKalb High School student Jaylen Cole, 15, practices keeping a straight line while driving in reverse at the request of driver’s education instructor Mark Sykes (not pictured) on Tuesday in the Huntley Middle School parking lot.

Distracted drivers a difficult problem to solve By JEFF ENGELHARDT

“If they do it once, they feel like they will have no problem doing it again. Alcohol is still the number one problem, but we don’t want this to keep creeping up. ”

jengelhardt@shawmedia.com DeKALB – D.D. is not always a positive term when it comes to driving. Distracted drivers are a growing concern for many law enforcement agencies and driving instructors as technology such as smartphones, iPads and advanced GPS systems take more eyes off the roads. In DeKalb, the police department issues between five to 10 warnings or citations each week for texting while driving, said Lt. Jason Leverton. For drivers who get caught, it could cost $125. But the problem, Leverton said, is that many drivers are never ticketed or warned for texting while driving. Because cellphone use is still legal in most driving situations, it can be hard for officers to determine whether a driver is making a call or sending a text, Leverton said. And exceptions carved out in the law, such as allowing drivers to text while stopped at a red light or a train crossing,

Mark Sykes DeKalb High School drivers education instructor take away officers’ best chance to witness the otherwise illegal activity. “This is something that is really on the drivers to realize on their own what they’re doing isn’t safe,” Leverton said. “Some people have learned from their own experience. A number of drivers have had close calls because of texting and distractions.” According to the U.S. Transportation Department, more than 3,000 people were killed in each of the past three years because of distracted drivers. The

Illinois State Police have issued 19,540 citations and warnings for distracted driving from the beginning of 2010 through the end of 2011. Numbers for 2012 have not been released. Gary Dumdie, chief deputy of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, said more public awareness campaigns and legislation would be needed to decrease those numbers. Some vehicles now have built-in GPS that do not allow changes to be made to the program when the car is in motion, Dumdie said. He said many phones have similar GPS and can recognize high speeds, suggesting certain features in phones such as texting automatically shut off when the internal GPS registers certain speeds. “It’s something the transportation safety board could look at,” Dumdie said of stricter legislation. “The technology is there to do a lot of those type of things if the education and awareness does not solve the issue.”

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SPRINGFIELD – A strict partyline vote Tuesday sent proposed gaymarriage legislation to the Democratic-controlled Illinois Senate floor for the second time in a month. The Executive Committee voted 9-5 in favor of the plan, despite Republicans’ concerns that it will force resistant religious organizations to open their parish halls and fellowship centers – if not their sanctuaries – to gays and lesbians seeking marriage ceremonies. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, predicts the body’s 40-Democrat majority will find the 30 votes necessary to make Illinois the 10th state to give marital rights to same-sex couples. He wants a Valentine’s Day floor vote next week. “Same-sex couples want to marry,” sponsoring Sen. Heather Steans said, “for the same reason we all do: For the common respect, commitment to families, the obligation and the benefits that come with marriage.” Steans, also a Democrat from Chicago, shepherded a similar bill to the floor just after New Year’s – in the final days of the last General Assembly – but scuttled a floor vote when she couldn’t count on enough votes. She said a change in the language makes it clear that churches and other houses of worship will not be obligated to solemnize gay unions. But Republicans remain concerned that religious organizations will be sued over shutting their doors to same-sex celebrations. Sen. Dale Righter, through his questioning of the legislation’s supporters, was able to establish that those institutions’ obligations are covered by the state’s human rights law. The gay-marriage measure doesn’t address the responsibilities of any place deemed a “public accommodation,” and Righter, R-Mattoon, said the matter won’t be settled until

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State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, testifies during a Senate Executive Committee hearing Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The Senate committee approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month.

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Safety concerns spur dramatic drills A report of a high school administrator shooting blanks in a school so students learn the sound of gunfire caught my attention last week. My initial thought when hearing that Cary-Grove High School in Cary was planning to include that in a “Code Red” drill was: Why do students really need to recognize that sound? My second thought was: I’m glad enough of these high school students don’t have experience with gunfire that officials think this could be useful. It’s an interesting concept, perhaps an overreaction to public shootings, but it’s not likely to harm anyone. The way Cary-Grove school officials structured the drill, no students actually saw a “shooter” or a gun. Our sister publication, the Northwest Herald, described the drill that started about 9 a.m. Jan. 30. Teachers locked and barricaded doors. Students sat against the wall in the dark and heard what one student described as a muffled crack. In reality, two school deans stood in different wings of the school, and each fired a blank. It was the first lockdown drill the school hosted that involved students, although officials had done them for years with teachers. The Northwest Herald reported some parents were upset about the gunfire before the drill, but absences because of it were minimal. Readers on the Daily Chronicle’s Facebook page had mixed responses. Some worried the experience would

VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski traumatize students, others thought that familiarizing students with what a gunshot sounds like could help them react faster to a threat. DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery isn’t sold, though. He said DeKalb’s training officer and school resource officers are working with DeKalb School District 428 officials to partner for onsite training, but he doesn’t plan to use blank ammo. “Currently, we direct our officers to make their presence known by being at or near schools when they open, during the day when feasible, and at the close of school to show support and let our presence be known,” Lowery said in an email. “We also encourage our officers to interact with the students of District 428 in a positive manner by talking with them and taking every opportunity to get to know them so they too see the positive side of the police.” In Sycamore, school officials are reviewing the new types of drills that have surfaced since the Newtown, Conn., shooting, Sycamore School District 427 Superintendent Kathy Countryman said. “Our crisis team is reviewing any that might be of benefit and would add to our current procedures,” Country-

man wrote in an email. I was in high school in Michigan when the Columbine High School shootings happened, and in college at the University of Illinois during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. I remember the media coverage of both tragedies and discussions of school security. I don’t remember participating in any safety drills, though. Surfing the Internet, I found a photograph of an air raid drill Dec. 7, 1950, at Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore., on a website for the Oregon History Project at ohs.org. The photograph shows students lying facedown in the school hallway, their heads resting near lockers and covered with their arms. They were doing this to prepare for a potential nuclear attack after the Soviet Union successfully detonated an atomic bomb in August 1949, the website stated. That photograph might serve as a reminder that while the perceived dangers change, our urge to protect schoolchildren does not. Let’s hope our local officials will have the foresight to implement procedures that adequately prepare students and make them and their families feel safe – and that they never need to use the information the drills emphasize.

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WASHINGTON – Uncomfortable with the Obama administration’s use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America’s authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens. The Democratic-led outcry was emboldened by the revelation in a newly surfaced Justice Department memo that shows drones can strike against a wider range of threats, with less evidence, than previously believed. The drone program, which has been used from Pakistan across the Middle East and into North Africa to find and

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Dale County Sheriff Wally Olsen answers questions from the media about the hostage crisis during a news conference Monday in Midland City, Ala. Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in Midland City, freeing the 5-year-old boy and leaving his captor dead after a week of fruitless negotiations that left authorities convinced the child was in imminent danger. had a gun and appeared increasingly agitated, though it’s unclear exactly how his behavior changed. Negotiations – the details of which have not been made public – were deteriorating. The Midland City official said law enforcement agents had been viewing Dykes with some sort of camera, which is how they saw that he had a gun. Pack declined to get into specifics, but confirmed that high-tech surveillance equipment was used during the police standoff. Agents stormed the bunker, whisking

the boy to safety and leaving Dykes dead. The official who confirmed that officers had killed Dykes and the use of the camera cited discussions with law enforcement and requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation. Neighbors said they heard what sounded like explosions and gunshots, though the FBI and local authorities didn’t say how many shots were fired and by whom. No officers or agents were injured, Pack said.

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FBI: Ala. man in ‘firefight’ with SWAT agents MIDLAND CITY, Ala. – The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring his rural property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, one in a plastic pipe that negotiators used to communicate with the man. Officers killed 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes on Monday, said an official in Midland City, speaking on the condition of anonymity. The bunker raid came six days after Dykes boarded a school bus, fatally shot the driver and abducted the boy, who by all accounts was unharmed. Dykes “reinforced the bunker against any attempted entry by law enforcement,” FBI Special Agent Jason Pack said in an email. The devices found were “disrupted,” Pack said, though he did not say whether that meant they were detonated or disarmed. Officers will continue today to sweep the 100acre property and, when they finish, investigators can more thoroughly investigate, Pack said. For days, officers passed food, medicine, toys and other items into the bunker, which was similar to a tornado shelter and apparently had running water, heat and cable TV. On Monday, authorities said, Dykes

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kill an unknown number of suspected terrorists, is expected to be a top topic of debate when the Senate Intelligence Committee grills John Brennan, the White House’s pick for CIA chief, at a hearing Thursday. The White House on Tuesday defended its lethal drone program by citing the very laws that some in Congress once believed were appropriate in the years immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks, but now think may be too broad. “It has to be in the agenda of this Congress to reconsider the scope of action of drones and use of deadly force by the United States around the world because the original authorization of use of force, I think, is being strained

to its limits,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said in a recent interview. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee likely will hold hearings on U.S. drone policy, an aide said Tuesday, and Chairman Robert Menendez, DN.J., and the panel’s top Republican, Sen. Bob Corker, both have quietly expressed concerns about the deadly operations. And earlier this week, a group of 11 Democratic and Republican senators urged President Barack Obama to release a classified Justice Department legal opinion justifying when U.S. counterterror missions, including drone strikes, can be used to kill American citizens abroad.

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8STATE BRIEF Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins dead at 81 CHICAGO – Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, has died at age 81. Family friend Mel Blackwell said Collins died of complications from pneumonia Sunday evening at a hospital in Alexandria, Va. Collins originally was elected to fill the seat left vacant when her husband, Congressman George W. Collins, was killed in a 1972 airplane crash. George Collins represented what was then the 7th District in Chicago. Cardiss Collins last ran for office in 1994, when she was re-elected with 79 percent of the vote. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis succeeded Collins in 1996. He said during her more than 22 years in Congress, Collins led efforts to curtail credit fraud against women and advocated gender equity in college sports.

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Board gets peek at new pool design Architects will make formal presentations of plans to DeKalb Park Board By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com

DeKALB – The public could get its first look at plans to rebuild Hopkins Pool later this month. At a special meeting of the DeKalb park board Monday, PHN Architects of Aurora presented rough schematics of what the new pool could look like, said Cindy Capek, DeKalb Park District executive director. The meeting was a workshop and nothing was decided, she said. “The board is concerned about being sensitive to the community,” Capek said. Capek said PHN Architects will make formal pre-

“We hope it will retain the features our community inds important.” Joan Berkes Hanson Park district board president sentations to the park board at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and at 9 a.m. March 2. For a number of years, park officials have been trying to renovate the pool, which was built in 1974 and is approaching the end of its 40-year lifespan. Park district officials hope the new pool is open in 2015. The only variation in the three plans the architects presented are the size of the pool and deck. Capek said the plans

had 900, 1,000 or 1,100 bather loads – a measurement of how many people can be in a pool at one time. The state measured Hopkins Pool as having a bather load of 1,400 people, but Capek added that she didn’t know how the state accounted for space set aside for the slides, which is sometimes roped off. Each of the different plans had a proposed price tag. The park district is looking to borrow $5 million for the project, and repay the loan using existing revenue sources. Park officials have repeatedly said that taxes will not go up as a result of the pool construction. In 2010, DeKalb voters opposed a $15 million referendum that would have rebuilt

and expanded the pool. The defeated referendum resonates loudly with current park board commissioners, said board President Joan Berkes Hanson. “The message we heard [from the community] was a pool is really important to us, but we don’t want to pay more in property taxes for it,” Hanson said. Hanson said park district officials have been trying to balance the needs and demands of the community with the project’s budget. While nothing has been set, Hanson hopes the new pool is as good as the old one. “We hope it will retain the features our community finds important,” Hanson said.

DeKalb teen charged with injuring child By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A DeKalb teenager has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery of a child younger than 7. Jason A. Kidd, 18, of the 1400 block of Lewis Street, is being held on $100,000 bond after the Department of Children a n d F a m i l y Jason A. Kidd Services contacted DeKalb police about a suspicious injury to Kidd’s child. By Tuesday afternoon, he had not posted the $10,000 required for release while

the case was pending. DeKalb police Lt. Jason Leverton said Kidd and the mother brought their child to the hospital for medical attention after an incident early Friday morning in which Kidd “moved the child in such a way to cause injury.” Leverton said Kidd did not strike the child and is not believed to have acted with intent to injure the child, but acted out of frustration and moved the child in an unreasonable manner. If convicted of the more serious charge, Kidd could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison; probation is not an option. He is next due in court Feb. 20.

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The best method to prevent distracted driving habits is to stop them before they start, said Mark Sykes, a driver’s education instructor at DeKalb High School. Classroom sessions on the dangers of texting, iPods and the use of other electronic devices while driving has become a much larger portion of the curriculum, he said. Many of the students have already entered driver’s education as savvy users of the devices and witnessed friends and family talk on cellphones or text while driving, he said. That existing level of comfort with the devices makes it even more important that students understand the danger, he said. “If they do it once, they feel like they will have no problem doing it again,” Sykes said of texting while driving. “Alcohol is still the number one prob-

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DeKalb High School driver’s education instructor Mark Sykes (right) advises student Jaylen Cole, 15, as he does a behind-the-wheel session Tuesday. lem, but we don’t want this to keep creeping up. There needs to be more awareness made.” The sometimes intense public service announcements and graphic educational material has sent the message to Rodney Wilson. Wilson, a sophomore in

Sykes’ class, said while he has seen family and friends text while driving, he has also seen enough of the potential consequences to keep his phone down. “I think most of us take it very seriously,” Wilson said. “We’re just starting to drive.”

expensive and time-consuming lawsuits are settled. “Now we have to evaluate what public accommodations are for purposes of whether or not churches would be required to allow same-sex couples to use their facilities,” he said. Republicans are realistic about their odds. Illinois public opinion has grown quickly in favor of gay marriage. President Barack Obama, an Illinois Senate alumnus, has publicly favored it. Four November ballot issues in other states approved of gay marriage or opposed bans on it. Even the Illinois GOP chairman advocated for it last month. Many in the party acknowledge approval is inevitable and are hoping it moves on quickly and quietly without doing too much political damage to the right. The state approved civil unions – legal

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“Marriage is the standard for people to deine a relationship based on love and common commitment. Our relationship is a marriage.” Danielle Cook Bloomington resident in a civil union recognition of a partnership between two people, regardless of gender – two years ago. But gay-marriage supporters don’t believe it’s enough. “People often unintentionally offer our relationship less respect because marriage is the standard in our society,” said Bloomington resident Danielle Cook, who is in a civil union with her partner of many years, Suzie Hutton. The couple have a 15-year-old son. “Marriage is the standard for people to define a

relationship based on love and common commitment,” Cook said. “Our relationship is a marriage.” But Joseph La Rue, minister and legal counsel for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defending Freedom, said the bill’s language discriminates against religious organizations precisely because it relies on the state human-rights law. That law doesn’t force a church to hire someone who professes a different faith, but it’s not clear what would happen to a Catholic who’s in a same-sex union, he said. “The church will not be able to refuse to hire them on the basis of their samesex marriage if they’re of the same faith ... ,” La Rue said. “The Catholic diocese could be faced with an application for employment for a receptionist – who is the face of the diocese – who is in a same-sex marriage ... and under your Human Rights Act, could be required to hire that person.”

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details of the incident at the meeting. They said that Jan. 10, Gackowski was the only DHS staff member aboard a bus with about 50 student wrestlers that was on its way back from a meet at Sycamore High School. Students and parents of students who were on the bus described the atmosphere as being a madhouse. “My son was in the middle of the bus, and he didn’t know what happened,” said DHS parent Patty Croom. “How could [Gackowski] have known?” At some point during the

bus ride, a black student broke the headphones of one of his fellow wrestlers. That second student overreacted, they said, in an incident that escalated to him hitting the first student with a belt and calling him a racial slur, said Charles White, a student on the bus. “It was a joke that went too far,” White said. Debbie Seidal said other students, including her son, began singing a rap song with the same racial slur in the lyrics. Seidal said her son was punished with a five-day suspension, at least one other student was suspended, and the student who used the belt on his fellow student was expelled. The Daily Chronicle is not

Born: Oct. 19, 1923, in West Middletown, Pa. Died: Feb. 3, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill.

DeKALB – Virginia Kathleen “Kit” Liddick, 89, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, DeKalb. Born Oct. 19, 1923, in West Middletown, Pa., the daughter of Glenn H. and Anna F. (Miller) Williams, Kathleen married Wayne Wallace Liddick on June 30, 1945, in Carlisle, Pa. She was employed by Bell Telephone Co., Brody Coat Factory, Playskool Toys in Hampshire and Ideal Industries in Sycamore. Kathleen loved to sew. She belonged to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sycamore and was active in several of its organizations: Ladies Aid, Altar Guild, LWML, Lutheran Laymen’s League and Laborers For Christ, as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Anne) Liddick of Omaha, Neb., Michael (Lisa) Liddick of Cortland and William G. (Louise) Liddick of DeKalb; daughters, Kathleen (Kevin) Callaway of Bristow, Va., and Lisa (Pete) Ross of Horicon, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; brother, Warren (Sally) Williams of Pennsylvania; two nephews; and one niece. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sisters, Mary Jane and Jean. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 26555 Brickville Road, Sycamore, with the Rev. Robert Weinhold officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hinckley. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Virginia Kathleen Liddick 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/daily-chronicle.

HASLEY J. ‘HAYES’ MERCHANT Born: July 13, 1924, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Feb. 4, 2013, in Sycamore

SYCAMORE – Hasley Joseph “Hayes” Merchant, 88, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, Feb. 4,

2013, at home. Born July 13, 1924, in Sycamore, the son of Fred and Mary (Brooks) Merchant, he married Martha J. Malone on July 17, 1954, at the DeKalb home of her parents. Hayes was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 194446 during World War II. He stood guard at USS Fleet Hospital 116 in Okinawa, Japan. He was employed as a weigher by Anaconda Wire Co. for 35 years, and for five years each at Alloyd and Jewel. Hayes really enjoyed walking his greyhounds at the park. Hayes is survived by his wife, Martha; children, Jean (Wade) Eldridge of Nickerson, Kan., and Jim Merchant of Sycamore; siblings, Mary Merchant and John (Elaine) Merchant, both of Sycamore; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martha Hadley; brothers, Billy and Art Merchant; and half-brother, Ray Merchant. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Bill Landis of Sycamore United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hasley J. Merchant 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.

DeKalb city Timothy A. Johnson, 18, of the 1300 block of Idlewild Lane in Homewood, was charged Sunday, Feb. 3, with consumption of alcohol by a minor. Christopher Y. Lawal, 22, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Feb. 3, with retail theft. Jakkar M. McGee, 24, of the 200 block of John Street in DeKalb, was arrested Sunday, Feb. 3, on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. He was charged with possession of marijuana. Eddie Villarreal, 29, of the 600 block of DeKalb Avenue in DeKalb, was arrested Sunday, Feb. 3, on a failure-to-appear warrant for forgery. Marcus Kimbrough, 39, of the 1600 block of North Moody Avenue in Chicago, was charged Monday, Feb. 4, with posses-

sion of marijuana. Chris L. Bennett, 22, of the 500 block of West Commache Avenue in Shabbona, was arrested Monday, Feb. 4, on a warrant for theft. James R. Colpen, 33, of the 600 block of Davy Street in DeKalb, was arrested Monday, Feb. 4, on a warrant for retail theft.

DeKalb County Sandra Burton, 39, of the 500 block of Edward Street in Sycamore, was charged Monday, Feb. 4, with obstructing a peace officer.

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Sycamore Koulton D. Miller, 24, of the 100 block of McLaren Drive South in Sycamore, was arrested Monday, Feb. 4, on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia and charged with possession of drug equipment. Trent G. Ferguson, 30, of the 1100 block of Lakeview Drive in Rochelle, was charged Monday, Jan. 28, with driving under the influence of drugs. Scott T. Brown, 26, of the 700 block of Plum Street in DeKalb, was arrested Sunday, Feb. 3, on

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Elector’s vote small victory for taxpayers

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rich can go and teach there. What’s left if there are no pension funds? Some suggest 401(k) To the Editor: accounts. Much has been written about When the bottom of the stock the pension fund crisis, which markets drops out, then what? came about because the state Social Security is also under “borrowed” money from the state attack. The average Social pension funds and did not pay it Security grant is $12,000 a year back. When ordinary people borrow for women and $14,000 a year money and don’t pay it back, for men. there are consequences. They go Can our congressional represenbankrupt, pay fines, put up their tatives live on that? Or are they car titles or go to the homeless too big to fail? shelter. Ordinary people aren’t If you rob a convenience store, too big to fail. you go to jail. If you rob the naI read that the late great state tion, you get bonuses and your of Illinois needs a constitutional company gets bailed out. amendment to avoid paying its One third of the children in debt to retirees. DeKalb schools are poor or near I read that the pensions of poor, according to the Daily Chicago teachers are too big. Chronicle. Chicago public schools fund Is America the Land of Opportutheir own pensions, so their pen- nity or the Land of Them That Has sions are not draining the state Gets? budget. Throw the rascals out. Anyone who thinks the salaries and retirement benefits of Chica- Rosemarie Dietz Slavenas go public school teachers are too Sycamore

Hold politicians liable for pension fiasco

Calling out bugnut idiocy on civil rights

Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed. “If a lot of African-Americans back in the ’60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?” he said recently on his radio show, referencing the 1965 voting rights campaign in which Lewis, now a congressman from Georgia, had his skull fractured by Alabama state troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. “If John Lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge?” Right. Because a shootout between protesters and state troopers would have done so much more to secure the right to vote. Incredibly, that’s not the stupidest thing anyone has said recently about the Civil Rights Movement. No, that distinction goes to one Larry Ward, who claimed in an appearance on CNN that Martin Luther King would have supported Ward’s call for a Gun Appreciation Day “if he were alive today.” In other words, the premiere American pacifist of the 20th century would be singing the praises of guns, except that he was shot in the face with one 45 years ago. Thus do social conservatives continue to rewrite the inconvenient truths of African-American history, repurposing that tale of incandescent triumph and inconsolable woe to make it useful within the crabbed corners of their failed and discredited dogma. This seems an especially appropriate moment to call them on it. Not

VIEWS Leonard Pitts simply because Friday was the first day of Black History Month, but because Monday is the centenary of a signal event within that history. Rosa Louise McCauley was born a hundred years ago. You know her better by her married name – Rosa Parks, the quiet, unassuming 42-year-old seamstress from Montgomery, Ala., who ignited the Civil Rights Movement in December 1955 when bus driver J.F. Blake ordered her to give up her seat for a white man and she refused. Doubtless, Limbaugh thinks she should have shot Blake instead, but she did not. She only waited quietly for police to come arrest her. Thus began the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott. Though legend would have it that Parks, who died in 2005, refused because her feet were tired, the truth, she always said, was that it was not her body that was fatigued. “The only tired I was, was tired of giving in” to a system that judged her, as a black woman, unworthy of a seat on a public bus. Years later, Martin Luther King Jr., the young preacher who led the boycott, would phrase that philosophy of refusal in terms of rhetorical elegance: “Noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as

is cooperation with good.” Mrs. Parks put it more simply that day in 1955: “No,” she said. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., which counts Rosa Parks’ bus among its holdings, has persuaded the Senate to designate Monday a “National Day of Courage” in her honor. Full disclosure: I gave a compensated speech for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights at the museum last month. While there, I had the distinct privilege of climbing onto that bus. Sitting in that sacred space, it is easy to imagine yourself transported back to that fateful moment of decision. Fifty-eight years later, those of us who are guardians – and beneficiaries – of African-American history, who live in a world transformed by the decisions of Rosa, Martin, Fannie Lou, Malcolm, Frederick, W.E.B., Booker T. and a million others whose names history did not record, now have decisions of our own to make. One of them is this: What shall we say to conservatives who seem hell-bent on rewriting, disrespecting and arrogating that history? Many sharp rebukes come to mind, but none of them improves on the brave thing said by a tired woman born a hundred years ago this week. No.

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The special meeting of Cortland Township electors Thursday produced a small victory for taxpayers. The meeting of about 75 registered voters from Cortland Township – about 1 percent of the township’s population – was at times chaotic and contentious. It yielded a resolution that said the township board should take Waste Management to court over its plan to expand the landfill south of Cortland, but only if supporters of the action raise $60,000 and present it to the township. At a minimum, it appears that the residents of Cortland Township at large won’t have to bankroll this last-ditch legal effort. But it really seems like its time for letting this issue drop. As we’ve said before in this space, the township’s legal argument – that electors’ 2010 vote against the expansion of the Cortland Landfill overrules the decision of the DeKalb County Board and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – is flimsy. The Illinois Environmental Protection Act lays out in detail the process for approving landfills, and gives the authority for their approval to counties or municipalities and the IEPA. It makes no mention of townships. If people want to launch a drive to raise $60,000 for a cause, why not make it one that will achieve some tangible results for people here in DeKalb County? Many local organizations that perform essential services for children, the elderly, and people with disabilities are in need of donations. It seems like a waste to put that money into the pocket of an out-oftown law firm rather than keeping it here. The reasons why people object to this proposal are clear. The idea of accepting trash from as many as 17 other counties gives one pause. A few live near the landfill site. Others balk at the idea of so much trash being trucked into the area. But this all was heard and decided years ago. The Cortland Township board and electors are expected to take the issue up at their annual meeting April 16. If the Illinois Supreme Court declines to hear the final appeal from the Stop the Mega-Dump group, Waste Management might have already begun work on a landfill expansion by then. As we await the endgame in this saga, at least we can be satisfied that taxpayers will not be footing the legal bills.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Shovel public sidewalks for all the right reasons We don’t do it because we hope to win some silly certificate from the city or because there’s a grassroots effort reminding us to or even because if we don’t, we might get shamed by the newspaper. We shovel the public sidewalks that are in front of and alongside our homes and businesses because kids are walking to school, because older folks need to get to the bus stop and because others are hurrying to work, to the store and to other destinations, no matter what the weather is like. And they need – nay, they deserve – a safe place to hoof it. A snow- and ice-covered sidewalk isn’t that safe place. Slips and falls can lead to pain and emergency room visits and pricey doctor bills. And forcing pedestrians out into the plowed street is even less safe. There, the unscraped windshields of passing cars, snowbank-narrowed driving lanes, inattentive motorists and more pose their own dangers. So we shovel. For our neighbors who walk, whether because they have no other choice or because they want to. And for our community, because that’s the kind of place where we want to live. Most of us shovel, anyway. The problem of neglected walkways roars into Duluth like a Nor’easter every winter. Granted, some folks are physically unable to shovel and deserve a helping hand. But most who don’t shovel simply are being lazy. Nine years ago, the News Tribune shined a spotlight on nonshovelers with a weekly photo feature called The Unshoveled Truth. It wasn’t the best-received, and maybe wasn’t the best idea given the way it encouraged Duluthians to turn in their shovelingdelinquent neighbors who then were publicly shamed in print until they cleaned up their acts – and their walks. Nevertheless, the feature was well-intentioned. The city took a positive approach to the problem a year or so later, handing out certificates of appreciation to “snow angels,” people who shoveled faithfully and then also helped out others in their neighborhood. The recognition lasted only a season or two, however. ... The issue can be put to rest once and for all with a bit more common courtesy. City residents and business owners doing the responsible thing by shoveling can be thanked. But people who are still being lazy can be chastised. And reminded: Shoveling driveways and paths to garages isn’t enough; the public sidewalks that run parallel to streets also must be cleared – and adjacent property owners are the ones responsible for doing it. Don’t make us come out there with our cameras again. Duluth (Minn.) News-Tribune

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TOMORROW

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Cloudy with rain and snow; warmer

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Partly sunny and pleasant

High pressure will quickly build in today, bringing abundant sunshine. Winds will shift from the northwest quickly to the south, allowing for temperatures to rise to near 30 by the afternoon. A cold front will move through Thursday with snow changing to rain by the afternoon. No accumulation is expected. Pleasant weather is in store for Friday and Saturday.

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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........ Trace Month to date ....................................... 0.19” Normal month to date ....................... 0.21” Year to date ............................................ 2.92” Normal year to date ............................ 1.69”

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Dixon 31/29

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Arlington Heights 33/30

DeKalb 28/26

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Streator 33/31

A: Key West, Fla. The average daily temperature is 70(F).

Sunrise today ................................ 7:02 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 5:16 p.m. Moonrise today ............................ 3:47 a.m. Moonset today ............................ 1:33 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:01 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 5:18 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................... 4:42 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................... 2:41 p.m.

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SECTION B Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Daily Chronicle

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8MORNING KICKOFF

IHSA CLASS 1A HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL

Hinckley-Big Rock swarms past Paw Paw Indian Creek to face H-BR for regional title AP photo

Fans march with Ravens’ parade to stadium BALTIMORE – Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team’s stadium for a celebration. Fans filled the square in front of City Hall and cheered when the team arrived and when players held the silver Lombardi trophy aloft. The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management estimated that 200,000 people took part in the celebration in Charm City, including at City Hall, along the parade route and at the stadium. Coach John Harbaugh thanked the fans for their support, and safety Ed Reed sang the melody of Eddie Money’s “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Retiring middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the only current player to have started with the team when it came to the city from Cleveland in 1996, told fans the team had fulfilled a promise to go to New Orleans and win. “The city of Baltimore – I love you for ever and ever and ever and ever,” Lewis told fans in front of City Hall. The players were about an hour late arriving, but fans waited to see them pile into military vehicles and set off on their drive to the stadium. The city shot off purple and white confetti as the parade started and the Queen song “We Are the Champions” played over a loudspeaker. Quarterback Joe Flacco and several other players rode in their own camouflage-colored military vehicles, while others stood on a float decorated like a football field with a yellow goal post. – Wire report

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rjacobson@shawmedia.com HINCKLEY – Paw Paw missed only three shots during the second quarter of Tuesday night’s regional semifinal against HinckleyBig Rock. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they were only able to attempt five. H-BR’s swarming defense forced 12 turnovers in the second quarter alone, and 30 for the game as the Royals cruised to a 45-18 win in the first semifinal matchup of the Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional. The Royals will play Indian Creek, which defeated Amboy, 51-37, in the night’s other semifinal matchup, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Hinckley for the regional championship.

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“We told each other to stay focused and this was for a regional game so to pick it up, play how we wanted to,” H-BR senior forward Abbie Tosch said. “We got the energy, got [that mentality] inside us and pulled it out.” The Royals (16-12) started slow offensively, Rob Winner – rwinner@shawmedia.com but picked it up after the first eight minutes. Hinckley-Big Rock’s Abbie Tosch (25) puts up a shot between Paw

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Paw’s Josie Morgan (left) and Kersten Kidd in the first quarter Tuesday of the Royals’ 45-18 win in an IHSA Class 1A H-BR Regional semifinal.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL

Hit and miss

8WHAT TO WATCH Men’s college basketball Minnesota at Michigan State, 6 p.m., BTN Michigan State (18-4 overall, 7-2 Big Ten) looks to stay in the hunt of the Big Ten Conference lead when it hosts Minnesota (17-5, 5-4). The Spartans trail conference leader Indiana (8-1) for the lead.

Also on TV... Men’s basketball Baylor at Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., ESPN Marquette at South Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Iowa at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN Pro basketball San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Soccer Men’s national teams, exhibition, France vs. Germany, at Paris, 1:55 p.m., ESPN2 Men’s national teams, World Cup qualifier, Mexico vs. Jamaica, at Mexico City, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2

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Northern Illinois tight end Jason Schepler (left) gains 23 yards on a pass from Jordan Lynch (not pictured) during the first quarter of the Huskies’ 31-24 victory over Toledo on Nov. 14 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Schepler overcame a knee injury to play a big part in NIU’s running game as a senior, and was one of the team’s leaders.

Some players from 2008, ’09 recruiting classes made impact By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com The Northern Illinois football team just completed its best season in recent memory, winning its second consecutive Mid-American Conference championship and ending the 2012 season with a berth in the Orange Bowl. The talent on the 2012 team was mainly built from former coach Jerry Kill’s first two recruiting classes in 2008 and 2009. As with any recruiting class a Mid-American Conference school brings in, these

More online For the latest NIU football news on Signing Day, check HuskieWire.com’s live blog that will bring you exclusive news and analysis throughout the day. groups were mainly two-star players who were overlooked by the bigger schools. Some had BCS offers but decided to head to DeKalb and spurn the big-time programs.

A good number of players left NIU before their eligibility was up, and some will be counted on to make a big impact as fifth-year seniors in 2013. The Daily Chronicle took a look back at the 2008 and 2009 groups. Here’s the full list of players, and what they’ve accomplished in DeKalb.

2008 Jerry Kill’s first recruiting class was small, with only 14 players. What stands out is how much talent Kill was able to get from three walk-

ons – cornerback Rashaan Melvin, defensive end Sean Progar and tight end Jason Schepler. All three ended up earning scholarships, and played a huge part in the Huskies’ success over the past four seasons, which culminated with NIU’s berth in the Orange Bowl. Melvin was NIU’s top corner the past two years, leading the MAC and setting an NIU single-season record with 17 pass breakups as a senior, after leading the Huskies with nine in 2011.

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Some stick with NIU despite coaching change By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com Blake Holder was never committed to Dave Doeren, or the old Northern Illinois coaching staff. Holder, a 6-2, 190-pound receiver from Streamwood who gave a verbal commitment to the Huskies back in June, admits he thought about opening up his recruiting when Doeren took the North Carolina State job the day after winning his second consecutive Mid-American Conference championship. There was also the fact Holder also saw the coach who recruited him, Ryan Nielsen, and wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson leave DeKalb to join Doeren in Raleigh, N.C. Holder said he was impressed with Carey after taking a visit to NIU in December.

“I committed to Northern Illinois University as a school, not the coaches,” Holder said. “I knew that was the school I wanted to go to regardless of the coaches. I wanted to stay, and once I met [Carey] I knew I wanted to stay because he’s Rod Carey a great guy.” Prairie Ridge safety Sean Folliard, who’s already on campus after graduating high school a semester early and will transition to linebacker, said it wasn’t easy when he Sean Folliard first heard the news of Doeren leaving. However, for Folliard, there wasn’t too much of a change, with Carey

More online For exclusive video interviews with some of NIU’s recruits and assistant coaches, check HuskieWire’s Signing Day Central throughout the day, log on at HuskieWire.com. being promoted. It also helped that linebackers coach Kevin Kane is still part of the staff. “First day [without Doeren] I was pretty scared. When I first heard about it, I was hyperventilating, stuff like that,” Folliard said. “But there’s no real change for me.” For Carey, it’s been a busy, busy couple of months. He had to prepare for the Orange Bowl, where he also handled play-calling duties. There

was also the job of putting together a coaching staff, and then recruiting. To Carey, this time of year is all about time management, when coaches are spending hour after hour either on the road or at an airport. “You’ve got to use all the time that you have in the day because a lot of it’s eaten up in travel,” he said. While much of the recruiting class has stayed in tact since the coaching change, there have been some new verbals, and players who have decommitted, after Doeren left. Jerseyville Jersey quarterback Mitch Kimble and St. Louis wide receiver Corey Winfield committed to NIU over the summer, but have pulled theirs back and are now headed to Syracuse, according to Scout. com.

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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY

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. Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Indian Creek at Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional championship, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY Boys Basketball DeKalb at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Somonauk at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. Serena at H-BR, 7 p.m. Indian Creek at Paw Paw, 6:45 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Boys Basketball Kaneland at Wheaton Academy Shootout Indian Creek at North Boone, 7 p.m. Wrestling Genoa-Kingston at Oregon Sectional Kaneland, Sycamore at Rochelle Sectional DeKalb at Barrington Sectional Girls Basketball DeKalb at Geneseo, 1:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Girls Basketball Varna Regional winner vs. Hinckley-Big Rock Regional winner at Oglesby (Illinois Valley College) Sectional, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY

Boys Basketball Kaneland at St. Charles, 7:15 p.m. Plano at H-BR, 7 p.m. G-K at Richmond-Burton, 7 p.m. DeKalb at La Salle-Peru, 7 p.m. Polo at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Girls Basketball Sycamore vs. Hampshire at Burlington Central Regional, 6 p.m. Kaneland vs. Sandwich at Burlington Central Regional, 8 p.m. Genoa-Kingston vs. RichmondBurton at Woodstock Regional, 8 p.m. DeKalb vs. Huntley at Belvidere North Regional, 8 p.m.

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Sick Mottet leads Spartans to win By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com STERLING – Sycamore’s Devin Mottet dominated Tuesday night, and he wasn’t even at 100 percent. The 6-foot-2 junior forward had 24 points in less than three quarters of play before being removed with the game well in hand in a 76-49 win over Sterling. He finished his final play several rows up in the bleachers behind the Spartans’ hoop after chasing a loose ball and then limped slightly back onto the court. Before the indbounds pass, he had taken his spot on the bench. Mottet did all that while playing sick. “He hasn’t felt good all day,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said, “but he played an out-

standing game. He finished really well around the basket and kicked it out to shooters when he was covered.” The rotation of the ball from the post to awaiting guards behind the arc is what broke the game open in the second quarter. The Warriors had climbed to withDevin Mottet in nine points of Sycamore (15-9) at 35-26 with about three minutes left in the half, when Sycamore center Scott Nelson fired a pass out to Nicholas Feuerbach for a 3-pointer. Another post-to-guard exchange on the next possession resulted in a three-pointer by David Compher.

“We weren’t playing defense,” Sterling senior Zach Rehmert said. “We wanted to double down on [Nelson], but then he’d kick it out. It just seemed like they were getting tons of open shots.” The two 3-pointers ignited a 20-0 run that lasted the rest of the quarter, giving Sycamore a 46-26 lead. They scored the first six points of the second half to go up 52-29 before Sterling’s Alex Soriano ended the drought with a 3-pointer with four minutes left in the third quarter. “Our offense ran very well tonight,” Stacy said. “Probably about as well as it has all season. Our defense was slow to start, but did a better job in the second quarter of denying them layups. But it did seem like once we hit those two threes, we were able to take control.”

Compher finished with 11 points, and Ben Nieman added nine. Rehmert led Sterling with 13 points. Knights fall: West Chicago beat Kaneland, 54-43, snapping the Knights’ seven-game winning streak. John Pruett and Tyler Carlson each had nine points for Kaneland (13-7), while Dan Miller and Matt Limbrunner finished with eight. Marengo slips past G-K: GenoaKingston had the lead with just more than a minute left against Marengo, but the Cogs couldn’t close it out, falling 67-64. Tommy Lucca led G-K (14-9, 5-4 BNC East) with 25 points. Eli Thurlby added 19 and Adam Price finished with 12.

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BOYS BASKETBALL: MOOSEHEART 75, INDIAN CREEK 39

Mooseheart’s height too much for IC By IAN MATTHEWS sports@daily-chronicle.com MOOSEHEART – You can’t teach height. Just ask the Indian Creek boys basketball team. The Timberwolves had trouble with Mooseheart’s trio of South Sudanese giants in a 75-39 loss to the Ramblers Tuesday. A week after being notified by the IHSA that Mangisto Deng, Makur Puou and Akim Nyang will all be eligible for the Class 1A postseason, the Ramblers had little trouble with an Indian Creek squad that coach Ron Ahrens thinks is as good defensively as any

his team has faced all season. “On Friday night [Indian Creek] only gave up 39 points to the [No. 10]-ranked team in the state,” Ahrens said. “I’m really happy with our offense. Tonight, it was the Mak and Manny show. When Manny hits four 3’s and doesn’t miss in that first half, that makes a big difference and opens up the middle for us.” Deng and Puou worked inside and out throughout the first half as Mooseheart raced out to a 39-20 halftime lead. Deng was 4 for 4 from 3-point range in the first half to lead the Ramblers with 17 points at the break. Puou had 14 first-half points on a

mixture of layups and jump hooks. It was Puou’s second-half start allowed the Ramblers to pull away as the 6-10 junior blocked the first four Indian Creek shots of the half. Mooseheart (17-5) scored on each of its possessions after Puou blocks as the Ramblers went on a 10-1 run at the start of the third quarter. “We came out in the second half with four blocked shots and we scored off every one of them,” Ahrens said. “I’ve said it all year – if we can get our defense to set up our offense, we’re going to be tough. We’re getting better at the right time.”

Despite the noticeable size difference, Indian Creek (1310) battled, pulling to within 29-18 with 3:11 to go in the second quarter after back-to-back baskets from 6-9 center Garrison Govig. Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz was pleased with the Timberwolves’ defense in the first half considering the size difference. “I thought we played really well defensively in the first half,” Piekarz said. “The shots they were making were contested and we were getting to our rotations. When you have a team like that that’s hot, even if they are contested, they are going to knock those down.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 38 11 .776 Memphis 30 16 .652 Houston 27 23 .540 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 18 .625 L.A. Lakers 23 26 .469 Sacramento 17 33 .340 Phoenix 16 32 .333

GB — 6½ 11½ 17½ 22½ GB — 6 9½ 11 16½ GB — 3 10½ 17 17

Tuesday’s Results Indiana 114, Atlanta 103 L.A. Lakers 92, Brooklyn 83 Houston 140, Golden State 109 Phoenix at Memphis (n) Milwaukee at Denver (n) 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. Thursday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7 p.m. Bulls at Denver, 9:30 p.m. 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)

World Peace suspended, Howard out for Lakers

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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NIU OUTLOOK The Huskies got a big win over Kent State on Jan. 30, but failed to get their first two-game winning streak of the season after losing to Toledo, 69-64, on Saturday. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader was named MAC West player of the week after averaging 22.5 points and 11 rebounds in the two games and hitting a game-winning shot against Kent State with 2.2 seconds left. Freshman guard Akeem Springs has left the Huskies program because of family and personal reasons so the Huskies lose some depth in the backcourt. – Steve Nitz, snitz@shawmedia.com

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NHL

WHO Bowling Green (8-13, 3-5 Mid-American Conference) at Northern Illinois (5-15, 3-5 MAC)

SCOUTING THE FALCONS The road hasn’t been too kind to Bowling Green this season. The Falcons are winless (0-8) away from home, and have lost MAC games at Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Buffalo and Toledo. The Falcons struggle to put the ball in the basket, averaging just 62 points, the third-lowest total in the MAC.

Central Division W L Pct 30 19 .612 29 19 .604 25 21 .543 18 31 .367 14 34 .292 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 31 15 .674 Brooklyn 28 20 .583 Boston 24 23 .511 Philadelphia 21 26 .447 Toronto 17 31 .354 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 31 14 .689 Atlanta 26 21 .553 Orlando 14 34 .292 Washington 12 35 .255 Charlotte 11 36 .234 Indiana Bulls Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

NEW YORK – Forward Metta World Peace was suspended for one game because he hit Detroit’s Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also were again without Dwight Howard when they faced the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Pau Gasol will start at center in Howard’s place and Antawn Jamison was inserted into the starting forward spot.

Up next for NIU men’s basketball

LAST MEETING Bowling Green defeated NIU, 65-40, on Feb. 4, 2012

EASTERN CONFERENCE

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Amboy’s Brooke Lovgren (left) and Indian Creek’s Jacklyn Bouma (right) struggle for the ball in the fourth quarter Tuesday during the Timberwolves’ 51-37 victory in an IHSA Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinal.

Timberwolves look for 1st regional title since 1998 • REGIONAL Continued from page B1 Lauren Paver scored all nine of her points in the second quarter, including the final seven points of the half to help the Royals to a 20-8 halftime lead. H-BR had all five starters score and got valuable minutes off the bench from its four reserves. “Overall, I think we just passed and caught the ball a lot better too,” H-BR coach Greg Burks said. “We did a nice job managing the game, we were content to run offense, we were content to take time off the clock, but we weren’t just looking to totally delay. “I thought we got things spread out, had some good movement, limited turnovers to extend the lead.” The Royals’ defense continued to put pressure on Paw Paw in the second half. H-BR forced at least six turnovers in each quarter and those possessions often led to easy points in transition. “Fortunately we came out

and did an even better job defensively in the second half,” Burks said. “I think that’s the effort that we’ve been waiting to see for an entire season and over the last four or five games we’ve seen it for the most part.” Tosch led the Royals with 13 points while Paver had nine and Jacqueline Madden added eight. Madden and Tosch each had four steals while Paver recorded three. H-BR, which won back-toback state championships in 2009 and 2010, is on a run of six consecutive regional championships. The Royals will try to make it seven in a row Thursday. “That would mean so much,” Tosch said. “We are excited to play here and especially to be home. That would mean so much to us to win.”

Indian Creek battles past Amboy: Indian Creek coach Paul Muchmore could recall only one stretch this season that rivaled the nine-minute run Indian Creek had in the first half against Amboy. The Timberwolves outscored Amboy by 18 points

Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional Monday’s Result Paw Paw 39, Mooseheart 9 Tuesday’s Results Hinckley-Big Rock 45, Paw Paw 18 Indian Creek 51, Amboy 37 Thursday’s championship Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Indian Creek, 7:30 p.m.

and never trailed after the first quarter in a relatively drama-free, 51-37 victory in the semifinals of the Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional. Knotted at 10-10, Ariel Russell started Indian Creeks’ run with back-to-back 3-pointers at the end of the first quarter. Five different Timberwolves scored during the stretch and Kate Thuestad’s 3-pointer off a feed from Madison Russell helped Indian Creek (14-12) to a 30-13 halftime lead. “I think everybody did a great job today,” Muchmore

said. “We’ve been struggling shooting. When Ariel hit those couple 3s I knew we were going to have a pretty good game.” Amboy made a slight push in the fourth quarter, but could never cut the Indian Creek lead to single digits. Freshman Jacklyn Bouma’s 3-pointer from the wing off a pass from Samantha Mosley pushed the Timberwolves lead to 45-31 with just more than four minutes to play. Mosley led the Timberwolves with 17 points while Ariel Russell finished with 10. Josie Diehl had five points, 11 rebounds and two steals in the win. Indian Creek hasn’t won a girls basketball regional championship since 1998. But after splitting two games against H-BR during the regular season, the Timberwolves are confident going into Thursday. “As a team, as a school that would be a great achievement,” Ariel said. “After having last week off with practicing and having time to get ready tomorrow, I think we’ll be ready.”

Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 9 7 0 2 16 St. Louis 9 6 3 0 12 Nashville 9 4 2 3 11 Detroit 9 4 4 1 9 Columbus 10 3 6 1 7 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 9 5 2 2 12 Edmonton 9 4 3 2 10 Minnesota 9 4 4 1 9 Colorado 9 4 5 0 8 Calgary 7 2 3 2 6 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 9 7 1 1 15 Anaheim 8 6 1 1 13 Phoenix 10 4 4 2 10 Dallas 10 4 5 1 9 Los Angeles 8 3 3 2 8

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 10 7 3 0 14 34 24 New Jersey 9 5 1 3 13 23 20 N.Y. Islanders 9 4 4 1 9 29 30 N.Y. Rangers 9 4 5 0 8 20 25 Philadelphia 10 4 6 0 8 23 27 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 8 6 1 1 13 24 19 Ottawa 10 6 3 1 13 29 19 Montreal 8 6 2 0 12 26 17 Toronto 10 5 5 0 10 25 29 Buffalo 10 3 6 1 7 30 37 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 9 6 3 0 12 40 23 Winnipeg 9 4 4 1 9 27 34 Carolina 8 4 4 0 8 22 24 Florida 9 3 5 1 7 22 33 Washington 10 2 7 1 5 23 36 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Tuesday’s Results New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Toronto 3, Washington 2 Los Angeles 4, Columbus 2 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3 Philadelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Calgary 4, Detroit 1 Winnipeg 3, Florida 2, OT Nashville 6, St. Louis 1 Blackhawks at San Jose (n) Wednesday’s Games Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Montreal at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 6 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Blackhawks at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Monday’s Results Carolina 4, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, OT Anaheim 2, San Jose 1


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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Kill’s first recruiting class a big part of Huskies’ success • CLASSES Continued from page B1

Progar originally committed to Michigan, but his scholarship was pulled when Rich Rodriguez took over for Lloyd Carr after the 2007 season. With all his other offers no longer there, Progar came to NIU as a preferred walkon. He would go on to have a stellar four years in DeKalb after redshirting during the 2008 season, finishing with 24 sacks, and was a two-time All-MAC selection and fouryear starter. Schepler overcame a knee injury to play a big part in NIU’s running game as a senior, and was one of the team’s leaders. Another player who came to NIU as a walk-on in 2008 was Ryan Neir, who was NIU’s punter the past two seasons. Walk-ons played a key role in this class, which featured a number of players who left the team before their eligibility was up. Rivals ranked this class, which didn’t feature a single three-start recruit, 12th in the MAC. Scout had the group last in the conference. Here’s a look at the rest of the Huskies’ 2008 recruiting class: Darnell Bolding, LB: Junior college product spent two seasons as a reserve linebacker, totaling 40 tackles. Me’co Brown, RB: One player that was able to get on the field and make a real impact as a true freshman, running for 510 yards as a true freshman in 2008 and another 645 in 2009. However, that was it for Brown in DeKalb as he would leave the program after the 2009 season. Adam Coleman, DT: Had offers from Duke and Stanford, but didn’t start a game as a Huskie. Spent 2008-2010 on the defensive line before moving to tight end his senior year. Maurice Coon, DE: Was recruited by Kill at Southern Illinois before signing with the Huskies. Redshirted in 2008 before transferring. Kiaree Daniels, DB: The older brother of current Huskie running back Akeem Daniels, Kiaree spent three seasons as a reserve defensive back after transferring from Highland Junior College in Kansas.

Brian Lawson, DL: Rich East product started seven games as a redshirt freshman in 2009. Spent 2010 as a reserve before leaving the program. Chase Mejia, WR: Was a first-team all-state pick in Missouri as a high school senior. Enrolled early and participated in spring 2008 practice, but his NIU career didn’t last long, as he was dismissed from the team before the season. Spent the 2009 season at Missouri State. Logan Pegram, OL: Chose NIU over Colorado State. Started 22 games for the Huskies his sophomore and junior years, and was expected to start at center in 2012. However, Pegram suffered a lower leg fracture in spring practice and missed the entire season. Brandon Rogers, QB: Highly touted signal-caller originally planned to attend Kansas, before NIU landed him late. However, Rogers never had much of an impact with the Huskies, as he redshirted the 2008 season before leaving the program. Kevin Sabock, LB: The son of former longtime Huskies assistant Mike Sabock, who came back and helped coach NIU during the Orange Bowl, Kevin Sabock came to NIU the year his dad left. After his Huskies career ended after the 2009 season because of injuries, Sabock went on to become a student coach for the Huskies, and was part of the Orange Bowl staff. Jody Van Laanen, S: Was a Joe Novak recruit who stuck with the new staff. Redshirted the 2008 season, and spent 2009 and 2010 as a backup safety before leaving the program.

2009 Jerry Kill’s first full recruiting class produced a number of talented players who would play a big part in NIU’s success the past two years. It was also a much bigger class, with 28 players. Quarterback Jordan Lynch set numerous school

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Northern Illinois wide receiver Martel Moore heads for the end zone for a 73-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter of the Huskies’ 3124 win over Toledo on Nov. 14 at Huskie Stadium. Moore was a two-star recruit in 2009 and finished 2012 with 1,083 yards and 13 touchdowns. records in 2012, and will be expected to do big things as a senior in 2013. Martel Moore and Perez Ashford were nice contributors at the wide receiver spot, linebacker Tyrone Clark had 86 tackles in 2012, while Alan Baxter led the Huskies with 9.5 sacks last year. Matt Krempel and Jared Volk were two of NIU’s five starters on the offensive line in the Orange Bowl. At the time, recruiting sites certainly didn’t look at NIU’s class of 2009 as a difference-making class. Scout had the group eighth in the conference. Here’s a look at the entire 2009 recruiting class, and what they’ve accomplished at NIU: Zach Anderson, DL: Early commit was looked at as an athletic lineman who had other MAC offers. Spent 2010 and 2011 as a reserve and saw action in six games this season, totaling six tackles. Perez Ashford, WR: Ashford had BCS interest, receiv-

Tommy Davis, Athlete:

Started 14 games at safety as a sophomore and five as a junior before transferring to Illinois for his fifth season. With the Fighting Illini in 2012, Davis spent the year as a reserve and had 21 tackles. Davis was also Illinois’ main punt returner, returning 11 punts for a total of 26 yards. Dan Edem, TE: Originally committed to North Dakota, but switched when NIU came on late. Spent his career in DeKalb primarily as a special teams player, leaving the program after the 2010 season. Transferred to Northern Iowa for his junior and senior seasons, where he was a reserve linebacker. Victor Jacques, LB: Late signee spent his freshman year as a fullback before moving to linebacker as a sophomore. Was a reserve from 2009-2011 before taking over the starting middle linebacker spot this season, when he finished with 47 tackles.

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Northern Illinois defensive end Sean Progar heads to the locker room at the end of the first half of the Huskies’ 45-3 win over Buffalo on Oct. 13. Progar originally committed to Michigan but had his scholarship pulled when the Wolverines changed coaches. Progar came to NIU in 2008 as a preferred walk-on.

ing offers from Iowa and Syracuse, as well as other MAC schools. Played as a true freshman and caught a total of 110 passes over his four years in DeKalb, with a career high of 47 as a senior. Alan Baxter, DE: Made a nice impact at NIU, his only FBS offer out of Buffalo Grove High School. As a senior, Baxter led the Huskies with 9.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, and was a first team All-MAC selection. Didn’t use a redshirt year, and finished his career with 16 sacks. Devon Butler, LB: Butler had three BCS offers – Kansas State, Rutgers and Wisconsin coming out of Miramar, Fla. Was a thirdteam All-MAC pick for the Huskies’ MAC West champion squad in 2010 before sitting out the 2011 season after being injured in an offseason shooting. He was set to compete for a starting linebacker spot in 2012, but was dismissed from the team in July. Tyrone Clark, LB: St. Louis product sat out 2011 because of a personal issue, but was one of NIU’s key defensive players this past season. Clark had 86 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and was a second team All-MAC selection. Jordan Delegal, LB: Came to NIU via Joliet Junior College after beginning his NCAA career at Marshall. Started 14 games at outside linebacker as a senior in 2011, finishing third on the team with 82 tackles. Sean Evans, CB: Florida product was a late commit, and NIU was his only offer. Started at corner in both the MAC Championship and Orange Bowl as a junior, finishing the season with an interception and seven pass breakups. Nick Groeniger, TE: Junior college transfer spent two seasons as a reserve tight end. A.J. Hill, QB: One of three three-star recruits in this class, Hill, not Lynch, was the highest-rated QB out of NIU’s 2009 signees. Spent two seasons at NIU before transferring to Southern Illinois. Hasn’t yet started a game in Carbondale, and

will be a senior in 2013. Nabal Jefferson, DL: An overlooked product who played as a freshman despite having just one BCS offer. Started every game at defensive tackle for the Huskies his senior season, finishing the 2012 campaign with 58 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Started 25 games during his time in DeKalb. Kyle Jenkins, DL: A junior college transfer, Jenkins spent most of his career as a reserve. In 2011, Jenkins finished with 29 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Anthony Johnson, WR: Moore’s teammate at Earl Warren High School in San Antonio. Spent his three years at NIU as a redshirt and reserve before leaving the program because of academics before the 2012 season. Antione Kirkland, RB: Redshirted in 2009 and spent his sophomore year as a reserve before leaving the program. Matt Krempel, OL: As a junior in 2012, Krempel split time at right tackle before starting the final three games of the season. Jordan Lynch, QB: He had offers to play for Big Ten schools, but NIU was the only school to offer Lynch a scholarship to play quarterback. The decision worked out pretty well. In his first year as a starter in 2012, Lynch set numerous school records, setting the NCAA single-season record for rushing yards for a QB with 1,815. Earned the Vern Smith Leadership Award as the MAC MVP and had 4,953 yards of total offense. A lot will be expected from Lynch as a senior in 2013. Martel Moore, WR: A twostar recruit with a 4.4-second 40-yard dash, Moore had a great senior season in 2012, finishing with 75 receptions for 1,083 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning first team All-MAC honors. Ended his career with 178 catches, 2,544 yards and 24 touchdown catches. Stephen O’Neal, DE: Redshirted the 2009 season, and has spent the past three seasons as a reserve. Jon Phillips, DL/OL: Dixon native redshirted the 2009

season before leaving the program. Riley O’Toole, WR: Redshirted the 2009 season, leaving the program before the 2010 campaign.

George Rainey, LB: Switched to defensive end his sophomore year, and had 26 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss as a reserve this season. Has a good shot to earn a starting job in 2013. Daniel Rodriguez, WR: Miami product spent some time with the first-team offense during August of his freshman year, but left the team and the game of football before the 2009 season. Ryan Salerno, K: The younger brother of former Huskies kicker Mike Salerno, Ryan Salerno spent 2009 in DeKalb before leaving the team. Chris Smith, DB: Another three-star recruit, the junior college transfer saw a good amount of playing time at NIU, starting 26 games during his two seasons at the school. Had three interceptions and 15 pass breakups as a senior in 2010. Donald Smith, DB: Chris Smith’s twin brother, Smith was a backup defensive back in 2009 and 2010. Jared Volk, OL: Volk only had FCS offers, and committed to NIU in December of 2008. Started seven games as a junior in 2012, and will be in line to be one of the Huskies’ two starters at the position in 2013. Dominique Ware, CB: Has spent the past three seasons as a reserve. Had 29 tackles and three pass breakups in 2012. Anthony Wells, DE: The other three-star recruit in this class, Wells had offers from three other MAC schools. Had 27 tackles, four sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss for NIU’s Orange Bowl team. Started four games this past season and should open up 2012 as a starting defensive tackle. Came to NIU as a defensive end before moving to defensive tackle in 2011. Josh Wilber, P: Spent two years as the Huskies’ punter after coming over from an Arizona junior college. Averaged 40.1 yards per punt with a long of 57.

Class should be 15 to 20 players Coaches must evaluate character • RECRUITING Continued from page B1

Lincoln-Way East senior quarterback Tom Fuessel re-opened his recruiting just before Doeren left for North Carolina State and is now verbally committed to Northwestern. National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said Carey’s familiarity with recruits probably allowed NIU to keep most of its class together after Doeren’s departure. “Since they hired from within, I don’t think [the coaching change] has that much of an impact,” Lem-

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“Since they hired from within, I don’t think [the coaching change] has that much of an impact.” Tom Lemming National recruiting analyst

ming said. “I think they did a good job of clearing things up to the recruits quickly.” The Huskies have also added players like Mobile, Ala., running back Jordan Huff and Alpharetta, Ga., wide receiver Malik Mitchell. “I felt good about the class

that we had before Dave left. There had been changes to the class since Dave left,” Carey said. “Overall the class, it’s strong. Its a small class, but it’s a strong class.” Carey said the fact that he won’t be signing a big 20-25 player class helped out in recruiting this season. With a smaller class, which should be around 15 to 20 players, the coaching staff was able to build better relationships, Carey said. “We were able to manage that,” he said. “... We really got to know them quite well, quite quickly because there wasn’t a large number of them.”

By RACHEL COHEN The Associated Press The high school janitor could be one of the most important people in college football recruiting. Coaches must evaluate more than just 40-yard dash times and tackling technique when they decide whether to offer a scholarship. A player’s success often rests as much on whether he works hard in practice and stays out of trouble off the field. “It’s a big deal because the character and quality of the person directly correlates to how much better that guy will

get in your program,” Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said. And the people who offer the best takes on that guy’s character may be the folks he passes in the hallwayy. High school stars around the country will sign their letters of intent to play college football today, as fans breathlessly await the final decisions and pore over the rankings. Yet look back four or five years, and many of the highly rated recruiting classes will have produced more busts than All-Americans. Coaches watch video, attend games and hold summer camps to try to determine that.

A hazier task is seeking to predict how a teenager will mature over the next several years. And coaches lament that they don’t get to spend much time with recruits to gauge that. “If you have people involved, there are going to be mistakes and errors,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said recently. “You’re projecting young people, and young people change. You take them and put them in a different environment – some of them adjust, some of them don’t. Some take the next step, some of them don’t. Some of them lose their focus and get distracted. There are girls and there are parties.”


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SPORTS

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NORTHWESTERN

Northwestern to play more football games at Wrigley

Springs leaves Northern Illinois men’s basketball team Northern Illinois freshman guard Akeem Springs has left the program, Huskies coach Mark Montgomery announced Tuesday. “Akeem Springs has left the Northern Illinois basketball team for personal and family reasons,” Montgomery said in a statement released by the university. “We wish Akeem all the best in the future.” Springs, who was one of seven freshmen on the roster, averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 rebounds a game in 18 contests this season. Coming out of Waukegan High School, he was a late signee in Montgomery’s second recruiting class. Springs’ departure opens up another scholarship.

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CHICAGO – Northwestern will play five college football games at Wrigley Field under a partnership with the Cubs that was announced Tuesday. The dates of the games are still to be determined because of the construction work at the Cubs’ storied ballpark. In 2010, Illinois beat Northwestern, 48-27, at Wrigley Field in a game that required both teams to run offensive plays only toward the west end zone near the third-base dugout. The east end zone in right field came within a foot or so of a heavily padded brick wall, raising safety concerns. Under the multiyear agreement, the Cubs will be allowed to market the baseball team on campus while Northwestern will able to do the same at Wrigley Field. Other Northwestern athletic programs also will get to play at the ballpark, including the baseball team and women’s lacrosse. “We are thrilled to partner with a professional sports franchise as iconic as the Chicago Cubs in an agreement that truly is the first of its kind,” athletic director Jim Phillips said in a release. “As Chicago’s Big Ten Team, this is a natural fit that will create tremendous opportunities for our student-athletes, our coaches and our fans in the area.” Northwestern’s baseball team will host Michigan on April 20 at Wrigley Field, and the women’s lacrosse program, winners of seven of the past eight NCAA titles, will play Notre Dame at the ballpark next spring.

Northern Illinois football lands Ohio running back Northern Illinois may have just landed a highly touted running back prospect. Copley (Ohio) football coach Ron Viscounte told the Daily Chronicle Tues-

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day that Copley’s Aregeros Turner has verbally committed to NIU. Rivals.com rates Turner as a three-star prospect, and he also had offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Purdue and Washington, according to the site. According to Rivals, Turner decommitted from Cincinnati back in December when Butch Jones took the Tennessee job. He’s listed at 5-11, 180 pounds.

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A record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

SCHLADMING, Austria – All it took was a moment. Lindsey Vonn landed hard and tumbled face first with a piercing shriek. Just like that, her season was done. The star American skier was on the ground with two ligaments in her right knee torn, a bone in her lower leg broken. The cascading fall down the slope during the super-G at the world championships Tuesday knocked out the fourtime World Cup champion for the rest of the season, the latest and most serious in a string of injuries for Vonn at skiing’s

Vonn done for season after tearing two knee ligaments

NEW YORK – CBS says 3 million streamed the Super Bowl online, up from 2.1 million who watched the big game online last year. Sunday’s game was streamed for free by both CBSSports.com and NFL.com, as well as via Verizon on mobile. The 3 million unique viewers to CBSSports. com showed that while the televised broadcast is emphatically more desirable to viewers, increasing numbers are following the Super Bowl online. The game was seen on TV by an aver-

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Features editor Inger Koch • ikoch@daily-chronicle.com

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Shrimp And Shitake Noodle Stir-Fry AP photos

NEW YEAR WITH

NOODLES

Celebrate year of the snake with shrimp, shitake stir-fry By ALISON LADMAN • The Associated Press These noodles are a fun and approachable dish equally good for a busy weeknight or to celebrate Chinese New Year. Asian markets are jammed with many different noodle varieties. We’ve opted for a thick noodle for this quick stir-fry dish, but you can use other varieties for a different texture. Just be sure to cook the noodles until just a few minutes shy of being done; they will continue to cook while being stir-fried. As with all stir-fries, which by definition are cooked fast and at a high heat, it’s best to prep all of your ingredients and have them near the stove before you begin cooking.

Shrimp And Shitake Noodle Stir-Fry Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4

2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 small sweet onion, sliced 7 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced 9 1/2-ounce package thick Asian-style noodles, such as udon 1 pound small shrimp, cooked and peeled 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. While the water heats, in a large deep skillet or a wok over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion and saute for 4 minutes, or until tender. Add the mushrooms and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, or until browned and tender. Add the red pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Just after adding the red pepper to the pan, add the noodles to the boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, or until just al dente.

After 2 minutes, use tongs to pull the noodles out of the boiling water and add directly to the wok. Add the shrimp, oyster sauce and soy sauce, then toss well. Cook until heated through and the noodles have finished cooking, about another 3 to 4 minutes. Toss with the sesame seeds and scallions.

Nutrition information per serving: 500 calories; 110 calories from fat (22 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 170 mg cholesterol; 62 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 36 g protein; 970 mg sodium.

Sichuan Beef will leave a tingle on your tongue By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press In Chinese cooking, the Sichuan pepper often is used with meats and is a basic component of five-spice powder. In this weeknight-friendly beef recipe, we combine the Sichuan pepper with spicy chili garlic paste for a dish that will jumpstart your mouth.

Sichuan Beef

Start to finish: 30 minutes (plus marinating) Servings: 4 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain 3 tablespoons chili garlic paste 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon Sichuan pepper, crushed 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons mirin or rice wine 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal 2 carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal 3 scallions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces Rice or noodles, to serve Place the flank steak slices in a zip-close plastic bag. Add the chili garlic paste, ginger and Sichuan pepper. Seal the bag, then massage the seasonings into the meat. Refrigerate and allow to marinate at least 2 hours. When ready to cook, in a large, deep skillet or a wok over high, heat the oil until it shimmers. Add the beef and saute for 8 minutes, or until the beef is browned and starting to dry. Add the soy sauce, mirin, celery, carrots and scallions. Cook for another 4 minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp tender. Serve over noodles or rice.

Nutrition information per serving:

330 calories; 180 calories from fat (55 percent of total calories); 20 g fat (3.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 35 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 26 g protein; 770 mg sodium. Sichuan Beef


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All wrapped up Easy vegetarian steamed dumplings By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press

W

hether or not Chinese New Year marks a major event in your life, it’s easy to love many of the foods associated with it. Dumplings are a traditional choice for the holiday, which this year begins Feb. 10. And while there are seemingly endless variations on the simple theme of stuffing rounds of dough with something savory and delicious, the basic steamed dumpling is among my favorites. Not the least because it is incredibly weeknight friendly. I always start by using purchased wonton skins as the dough. These skins, which are available in various shapes and sizes, are widely available, inexpensive, need no prep, cook quickly and are easy to work with. For the filling, you can use virtually anything you like. Seasoned ground meats (pork, poultry or even beef all work quite nicely) are wonderful, especially when combined with diced vegetables, such as carrots

and onion. The only trick is to make certain the ingredients aren’t watery, as this will ruin the texture of the dumplings. If your filling contains many vegetables, it’s a good idea to give them a quick stir-fry before adding them to the mixture. This helps remove excess water. For smaller amounts of vegetables, this isn’t necessary. You’ll also want to opt for lean ground meats for the same reason. For this dumpling recipe, I decided to go vegetarian and used purchased seasoned and baked tofu in the filling. If you’d rather use meat, substitute an equal amount of diced or ground meat and skip the food processing step. You’ll also need to steam for a bit longer (use an instant thermometer to check the progress and ensure you hit a safe cooking temperature). For this recipe, I use a simple fold-and-pinch method of forming the dumplings. It requires no special equipment or skill. But if you make a lot of dumplings, consider getting a dumpling press sold for just a few dollars at Asian markets. These clamshell-style presses neatly fold and crimp the dumplings into attractive packets.

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings With Sweet-And-Sour Sauce Start to finish: 45 minutes Makes 48 dumplings

For the dumplings: 12 ounces seasoned baked tofu, cut into cubes 6 scallions, ends trimmed 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, leaves and stems 1/2 cup finely grated carrots 1 whole egg or 2 egg whites, beaten 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon hot sauce 12-ounce package 3-inch square wonton wrappers For the sweet-and-sour sauce: 1/2 cup rice vinegar (cider vinegar can be substituted) 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons apricot jam 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons water In a food processor, combine the tofu, scallions, garlic, cilantro, carrots, egg, hoisin, soy sauce, sesame oil and

hot sauce. Pulse until the tofu is finely chopped, but not ground, about ten 1-second pulses. One at a time, place 1 teaspoon of the mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper. Dunk your fingers in water, then use them to wet the edges of the wrapper. Gather the edges of the wrapper over the filling, pinching them together to form a small bundle. Repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers. In a large saute pan, bring about 1 inch of water to a boil. Set a bamboo or other steamer basket over the water, then lightly coat it with cooking spray. Working in batches if necessary, arrange the dumplings in the steamer (they should not touch), then cover and steam for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the sweet-and-sour sauce. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the vinegar, brown sugar, jam, ketchup, soy sauce and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer. In a small glass, mix the cornstarch and water, then add to the saucepan. Simmer for another 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Serve the dumplings with sweet-andsour sauce on the side for dipping.

Nutrition information per dumpling: 50 calories; 10 calories from fat (20 percent of total calories); 1 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 2 g protein; 135 mg sodium.

Shrimp toasts have ‘fried’ crunch without the fat By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press

Chinese New Year is the sort of new year celebration I love. Because unlike the Western tradition of big blowout parties, Chinese New Year is a time to get together with family, to give thanks for what you have, to retire your grudges, and to look forward to a year of peace and happiness. In that way, I think of it much as I do Thanksgiving. It’s in the spirit of Chinese New Year (which this year starts Feb. 10) that I’ve reconfigured one of my favorite dim sum dishes – shrimp toasts. Not familiar with dim sum is? Think of it as Chinese tapas, or small plates of food. Traditionally, shrimp toasts are made of chopped or ground shrimp seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions and rice wine. This mixture then is mounded onto little toasts and deepfried. The result is creamy on top, crispy on the bottom, and richly flavorful through and through. Like everyone else on the planet, if it’s fried, I love it. In this case, though, I was hoping to get the crunch of frying

EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton without the fat. I did a bunch of research and discovered that while the toast in this dish usually is made of plain old white bread, sometimes it’s swapped out for a slice of baguette. Since baguettes become wonderfully crunchy when baked, I figured that was how – without frying – I could conjure the crunchiness necessary for this recipe. But then I worried that the shrimp mixture would dry out during baking. It needed protection, or some sort of coating. That’s when I reached for one of my favorite stealth ingredients – mayonnaise. It makes a terrific glaze. I spiked low-fat mayo with some sesame oil and sprinkled it with sesame seeds and, sure enough, it did the trick. The shrimp topping stayed creamy.

Baked Sesame Shrimp Toasts Start to finish: 40 minutes (20 minutes active) Makes 32 toasts

32 diagonally sliced 1/2-inchthick baguette slices Cooking spray 1/2 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large egg white 2 1/2 teaspoons sake, Chinese rice wine or dry sherry 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided Heaping 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 4-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped 2 scallions, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 teaspoons sesame seeds Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. On a rimmed baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Spritz the bread slices on both sides with cooking spray. Bake them on the oven’s middle shelf for 4 minutes. Remove them from the oven, turn over each slice, then set aside. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, combine the shrimp, egg white, sake, ginger,

garlic, hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of the sesame oil, the salt and the sugar. Puree until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the water chestnuts and scallions. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Mound a rounded tablespoon of the shrimp mixture on top of each toast and spread evenly over the toast. Brush the top of each mound with some of the mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake on the oven’s middle shelf for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the shrimp mixture is just cooked through. Serve hot.

Nutrition information per toast: 120 calories; 20 calories from fat (17 percent of total calories); 2 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 5 g protein; 260 mg sodium. • Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Page C3

LEARNING

Sandwich students earn honors

Taylor Ilexie Hennessee Age 8, Dec. 7

Madison Lily Hennessee Age 3, Jan. 18

Hometown: Cortland Parents: Jeff and Debbie Hennessee Siblings: Madison Lily Grandparents: Floyd and Dixie Dewey of Paw Paw; Ila Hennessee of Iowa; Jerry Hennessee of Oregon; and Sherry Wood of DeKalb

Hometown: Cortland Parents: Jeff and Debbie Hennessee Siblings: Taylor Ilexie Grandparents: Floyd and Dixie Dewey of Paw Paw; Ila Hennessee of Iowa; Jerry Hennessee of Oregon; and Sherry Wood of DeKalb

8BRIEFS Sycamore taking music scholarship applications

Sycamore Music Boosters are accepting scholarship applications for summer music camp support, senior music scholarships, and continuing college music scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to help the growth of the individual music student as well to build the Sycamore music program. Any Sycamore school student in grades 6 to 11 enrolled in the band, orchestra or choir music program is eligible to apply for a scholarship for summer camps including residential camps and day camps. Any Sycamore High School graduating senior intending to major in music in college can apply for the Senior Music Scholarship with three being given, one in each of the following areas; choir, band and orchestra. The Continuing College Music Scholarship is available to one or several Sycamore High graduates that are currently an undergraduate college junior or senior majoring in music. Deadlines for various scholarships are as follows: Summer music camp scholarship applications must be submitted to the student’s music teacher by April 5; Senior Music Scholarship applications must be submitted by May 1; and Continuing College Music Scholarship applications must be submitted by July 15 to scholarship chairwoman Lisa Smith. All scholarship information and applications are available at www.sycamoremusicboosters.com. For questions, contact Lisa Smith at lisasmith1615@ comcast.net.

KC GED Express begins in February

The Adult Education and Transition Programs division at Kishwaukee College will offer the popular GED Express class Feb. 20 to 28. Orientation and placement testing will be held this week. Interested district residents should call 815-8252086, ext. 3370 or ext. 3180, to reserve a space. For any adult who did not finish high school, GED Express has proven to be a quick way to complete a GED and open up the door to a brighter future. The class has been offered at least once each semester for the past several years, and usually fills quickly. The current version of the GED Test, which has been used since 2002, will be retired at the end of 2013. Beginning in January 2014, a new test and test format will be used. Any student who has not completed all five subject tests that comprise the entire GED exam before the end of the year will have to re-register for the exam and take all the

individual tests again in 2014. Students who have begun taking the GED tests are strongly encouraged to complete the entire test before December. GED Express provides a quick and efficient way for eligible students to complete their GED. Students must read at the 10th grade level or above to be eligible for GED Express. In the GED Express class, students prepare in the late afternoon each day for the corresponding test given the next day in the early afternoon. In the upcoming February class, students will meet from 5 to 7:40 p.m. Feb. 20 to 22 and Feb. 25 to 27 to prepare for a particular GED test area. The students will take the GED tests on Feb. 21 and 22, and 25 through 28 beginning at 3 p.m. When the Express class is finished, the students will have completed all six of the GED tests. In addition, each day after taking a GED Test, students will be offered a presentation on career interest inventories, Kishwaukee College programs, a tour of KC, financial aid and scholarships. For more information, call Tricia Wagner, director of Adult Education at KC, at 815-8252086, ext. 3180.

West School plans Mardi Gras event West Elementary School will hold a Fun Fair/Mardi Gras for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the school at 240 S. Fair St. in Sycamore. The public is invited, however all students must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 815899-8199.

H-BR teacher earns certification Kirsten Kubala, a teacher at Hinckley-Big Rock Middle School recently became a National Board Certified Teacher through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-reviewed assessment of a teacher’s pedagogical skills and content knowledge. The certification process takes one to three years to complete. While licensing standards set the basic requirements to teach in a state, NBCTs demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices similar to the certifications earned by experts in law and medicine. For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, visit www. nbpts.org.

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Twenty-two Sandwich High School students have been recognized as 201314 Illinois State Scholars. The award, given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, recognized 18,863 high school students from across the state as this year’s State Scholars. Since 1979, more than 582,000 Illinois students have been honored as State Scholars. Illinois State Scholar winners rank in the top 10 percent of high school seniors from 749 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work in conjunction with ISAC to determine the winners. “We are proud of these outstanding students at Sandwich High School. Principal Mitch Nystedt said in a news release. “Being named an Illinois State Scholar is an outstanding accomplishment in their high school careers.” The students are Julina Adams, Corey Dowd, Jordan Downing, Christopher Grinstead, Trey Jansen, Justine Johnson, Jordan Kipper, Shelby Lauzon, Jordan Luxton, Delaney McGuire,

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Twenty-two Sandwich High School students have been named Illinois State Scholars. Brian Moran, Nicholas Rudd, Maggie Sampson, McKenzie Sauer, Justine Scott, Laura Smith, Alex Sutter, Melanie Tassone, Monica Thomas, Torianna Thompson, Cory Tollefson and Cheryl Welte. While the recognition does not include a monetary award, recipients are

encouraged to cite the honor on applications for college admission and scholarships in addition to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal and state aid, including Illinois’ $387 million need-based Monetary Award Program (MAP).

Sycamore musicians travel to conference Twelve Sycamore High School students were selected to participate in the 2013 Illinois Music Educators Association Conference in Peoria. This is the fourth time Sycamore High School has been represented at the All-State Conference. “This conference offers impressive performances and experience for these accomplished musicians in Honors Band, Honors Orchestra and Honors Choir, the highest level of performance, as well as the All-State Ensembles,” Sycamore Music Department Chairman Scott Mertens said in a news release. Students were selected through a rigorous audition process at the district IMEA festival. Illinois has nine districts throughout the state, and each district sent its top students to the all-state conference. Students, staff and families spent a long weekend in Peoria in rehearsals and master classes before a final performance. “It is amazing to see these students develop maturity as musicians and as people at this conference, and I enjoy

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Twelve students from Sycamore High School qualified to perform at a state music conference. sharing this experience with them,” Sycamore High School Orchestra Director Ken Tonaki said in the release. Sycamore students who qualified for all-state were: Honors Orchestra: Sarah Grant, double bass; Lydia Moore, double bass; and Rebecca Vidales, viola.

Honors Choir: Emily Flowers, soprano II. All-State Ensemble: Taylor Brady, alto saxophone; Alyssa Gregorec, viola; Seth Kates, bass; Baylie Petit, cello; Paige Phelps, cello; Danielle Pivonka, violin; Alex Riley, tenor I; and Miranda Van Wienen, viola.


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ADVICE & PUZZLES

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Lack of intimacy is relationship’s only flaw Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for about a year. He was a virgin when we met. Three months into the relationship we had sex. I am 18 and he is 21. We used to have sex often, but now he is completely uninterested in anything sexual. I feel like he isn’t attracted to me anymore, although I haven’t changed much since we started dating. Other than sex, we have a great relationship. We haven’t had a single fight, but it hurts my feelings that he doesn’t want to have sex with me anymore. What’s the solution to our problem? – Teen in St. George, Utah Dear Teen: Have a frank, non-confrontational talk with your boyfriend and ask him what has changed. It

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips may be that the novelty wore off. He may have a low sex drive, or he may be interested in women only as friends. But you will never know until you ask him. When you do, let him know that whatever his answer is, you care about him and you hope he feels the same way about you. Dear Abby: My 31-year-old daughter, “Layla,” is beautiful, accomplished and earns a good living. She has a lot of friends and always has a boyfriend. She has had both long-term and short-term relationships. Layla isn’t married and

hopes to meet the right person. I’m very anxious about it, but this is her life and her choice. People constantly ask, “How’s your daughter? Is she seeing anyone?” And when I meet someone for the first time who asks about my children, the second question they ask is, “Is she married?” (They don’t ask that about my son.) This is painful for me. What should I say in response to this omnipresent question? – Layla’s Mom Dear Mom: All you have to do is smile and say: “My daughter is single, loves her job and is quite successful. Now฀tell฀me฀about฀YOUR฀ children.” Dear Abby: I have been divorced for eight years. My daughter is learning how to drive. In her mother’s car,

while under her mother’s supervision, she hit their garage door. My ex believes I should pay half the cost of the new garage door. Also, she did a total upgrade, turning the entrance to the garage into one large door instead of two. I say I shouldn’t have to pay. She says if it was someone else’s house we would pay. I agree, but it is not, and my exwife was in the car – not me. – Who Pays? in California Dear Who Pays?: She pays. It should not be your responsibility to foot half the bill for an upgrade to your ex’s garage door, particularly because she was the one who was with your daughter when the accident occurred. Don’t let her bamboozle you. Dear Abby: I’m not too tall or too short. I’m not over-

weight or too thin. I never receive comments about my appearance that cause me to be sensitive. My husband doesn’t drink, abuse me or stray. I have had no problems through the years with family members, neighbors or coworkers. My grown children are thoughtful, considerate and loving. Even my in-laws love me. So tell me, did you ever receive a letter such as this? – Joy in San Diego Dear Joy: Not in recent history. And it’s probably because people regard my column as a place to dump their troubles rather than share their many blessings, as you have done today.

•฀Write฀Dear฀Abby฀at฀www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Take steps to monitor old parent’s welfare Dear Dr. K: How can I help care for my elderly mother? She lives alone, but not close enough for me to visit regularly. Dear Reader: My father died young, but my mother lived into her late 70s. She lived 3,000 miles away, and alone. As she started to lose some of her energy and independence, it was pretty stressful for me. You just can’t know what’s going on with the person you love. Supervising care and handling problems that arise are difficult, too. Here are some tips I followed. I hope they can ease some of your difficulties: •฀Book฀regular฀trips.฀When฀ you visit your mother, try to arrive at the beginning of the week. That way, you’ll

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff have several weekdays to handle problems and line up services. Call ahead to make appointments if you plan to research caregivers or nursing homes. •฀If฀you’re฀checking฀up฀on฀ caregivers already in place, it may be better not to give advance notice. When you arrive, look around and ask yourself: How is your mother doing? Is the house clean? Are pantry and fridge shelves well stocked? Are bills being paid? •฀Take฀some฀time฀to฀organize important papers. If possible, make copies of these

documents to take home, or at least note where this information is kept. •฀Set฀up฀a฀safety฀net.฀Give฀ neighbors or friends a set of house keys. Look into medical alert systems, such as a pendant your mother can press if she falls or needs help in an emergency. I did that with my mother. Although she never had to use it, knowing it was there was a source of great comfort to her and to me. Have a regular phone-in time to check that everything is fine. Arrange for regular visitors. Ask friends, relatives and neighbors to alert you if anything seems worrisome. •฀Keep฀helpful฀numbers฀ handy. Put together a single list of doctors, social workers, neighbors, friends and help-

ful agencies. A neighbor checked in with •฀Arrange฀necessary฀sermy mother every day, and vices. When possible, intervice versa. If my mother was view and hire people, such as going to be away, she let the home nursing staff, in person. neighbor know. They were If you’re far enough away like good and trusted friends. The neighbor had a key to my I was, that isn’t always possible. Arrange for non-health mother’s apartment. One day, my mother didn’t services, such as landscaping, grocery delivery and cleaning answer the phone when the neighbor called. Mom’s car services, as well. was in the garage. The neigh•฀Keep฀tabs฀on฀finances.฀ Check financial statements to bor entered her apartment and discovered that she had stay apprised of any possible died in her sleep the night problems or financial abuse. •฀Hire฀a฀geriatric-care฀man- before. Her loss hit me hard, ager located in your mother’s but that was how she wanted to go. And I took comfort in area. That can lift a large weight off your shoulders. He knowing she had felt safe and secure in the last years of her or she can help cut through life. red tape and efficiently coordinate care. Your mother’s •฀Visit฀www.AskDoctorK. doctor may have some recommendations. com to read more.

Teen girl is not ready for sexual relationship Dr. Wallace: I’m 16, and my boyfriend is 17, and we have been dating steadily for about four months. I really like this guy. He has a super personality and is very popular. Besides being very handsome, he is highly intelligent and gets excellent grades in school. My problem is that I’m a virgin and am not ready for a sexual relationship, but he is. Whenever we are alone, he really tries to lay a guilt trip on me. All I hear is that almost all couples have sex, so why shouldn’t we? As you can tell, I really don’t want him to break up with me, so what can I tell him to get him to back off? He said that

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace 90 percent of all high school females have engaged in sex and that I’m a prude. – Nameless, Fort Worth, Tex. Nameless: First of all, your boyfriend needs to be aware of the facts, not fiction or wishful thinking. According to TEEN Magazine, every teen is not doing it. In fact, they say that 50 percent of all girls who graduate from high school are still virgins. Have a chat with your boyfriend and tell him that you really

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Exciting times could be in the making during coming months, involving new places, faces, sights and sounds. Approach the future with lots of hope and expectation, envisioning many positive results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Those with whom you have commercial involvements will quickly judge you to be fair and equitable. The example you set will be emulated by them in return. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Any new venture that you undertake will have very high chances of success. It’s possible there could be three such projects working out to your satisfaction. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You couldn’t avoid the spotlight if you tried, so don’t fight it. There is no need to get stage fright; the audience is packed with your friends. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – When you decide to promote a new idea, issue or cause, you can become an especially good salesperson, especially if you truly believe in what you’re doing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Knowing that you will be better playing a supportive role, you’ll happily leave primary management of a project in the hands of someone in whom you have great faith. Good for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Willingly making adjustments that another wants could turn out to be an advantageous maneuver, and you know it. Your situation will improve as a result. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Becoming a champion of lost causes might be the best thing you can do. It’ll give you an opportunity to resurrect something really important that needs to be done. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Bonds can now be established with someone whom you’ve always liked but have never been able to get close to in the past. She or he will be exceptionally receptive to your overtures. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Being in an exceptionally artistic and creative cycle makes this an excellent day to try your hand at beautifying your living surroundings. You can use this gift for commercial purposes as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – There are many strong indications that you could derive some unusual benefits from an involvement that involves a number of pronounced elements of chance. Take your chances. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – More often than not, it’s important to prime the pump to get things flowing. For example, if you’re desirous of making financial gains, an investment on your part might be required. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Be grateful for what is new and different in your life, because it will be a harbinger of things to come, helping you approach the future with hope and expectation.

care for him very much, but that you are not going to get involved in a sexual relationship. If he threatens to break up with you, wish him well in his quest for another girlfriend. I know this would be an unwanted experience. Let’s hope he will stay put! Dr. Wallace: Our father died about six months ago. He was overweight and died at work from a massive heart attack. He was only 51 years old. The day they buried our father, our mother started drinking to “forget” all of her problems. She was a social drinker before Dad died, but since then, she drinks every day.

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My brother (age 16) and I (age 17) think that she has become an alcoholic. We keep telling mom that we need her and to stop drinking. She says that she will, but so far she hasn’t. We are afraid that if she doesn’t stop drinking, she will eventually die from alcohol abuse. Mom says she knows that alcohol is not good for a person, but that it will not kill her. She also said that she will definitely quit drinking in a week. That was two weeks ago. Please help. Mom reads your column even when she is drinking. Deep down, I know she wants to stop drinking. – Nameless, Merrillville, Ind. Nameless: If indeed your

mother is an alcoholic, it will be very difficult for her to overcome this addiction by herself. I’d recommend that you encourage her to contact Alcoholics Anonymous (look in the phone book for the nearest location). A teen program, Alateen, is also part of the AA family and is designed to help teens cope with alcoholic parents. Even if mom delays contacting AA, you and your brother can get involved with Alateen. Mom’s chances for successful treatment are much better since she is in the early stages of alcoholism.

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

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

A combination with potential Bridge is full of suit combinations that can be played in different ways, depending on the number of tricks needed or the circumstances in a particular deal. Taken in isolation, how should South handle today’s heart suit for either five tricks or four? And in the full deal, how should South play in six hearts after West leads the diamond queen? In the auction, North’s three-heart rebid was gameforcing. South’s three spades was a control-bid (cue-bid) indicating a maximum, the spade ace and slam interest if North had a sufficiently strong hand. Four clubs and four diamonds were also control-bids, showing the aces of those suits. To play the heart suit without loss, declarer should cash dummy’s king before finessing his jack. If South can afford one loser, he should cash his ace, play low to dummy’s king, and lead back toward his jack. (This would be the right play in six hearts if West had led a spade, not a diamond.) In this deal, though, if South loses an early trump trick, the opponents will cash two diamond winners. The best line of play is to take the heart king and ace immediately. Here, the queen drops and declarer can claim an overtrick. But if the queen remains elusive, South plays on clubs, hoping to discard both of his diamond losers. If hearts are 3-2, declarer needs the defender with the queen to have at least three clubs. If hearts are 4-1 without giving South two unavoidable losers, the key defender must hold at least four clubs.


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Spelling success

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100th day collection

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Clinton Rosette Middle School held its first school spelling bee on Jan. 31. Students who placed as the top spellers in each grade level were invited to compete at the school level. After several rounds of competition, eighth-grader Katrina Baum (right) was declared school champion. She will advance to the DeKalb County Spelling Bee on Feb. 23. Seventh-grader Samantha Anderson (left) placed second, and will serve as an alternate. The other qualifiers were Paarami Adhikari, Karla Alvarez, Audrianna Barraza, Charlie Parker, Madison Ross, Christina Provided photo Ryzhov, Joely Saubert, Jacob Trapp, Anan Ghrayeb, Joey Lantis, Janet Nunez, Stephanie Vazquez, Hui Zhu, Emma Conway, Grace Diedrich, The students at Earlville Elementary School recently collected 856 nonperishable items for families in Earlville. They conducted the drive for their 100th day of school project. Phebe Palmer and Markell Rollins.

NIU ROTC Rifle Team competes

Lunch for Learning

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The Northern Illinois University ROTC Rifle Team competed against four other universities at Washington University in St. Louis Jan. 25 and 26. Cadets shot from the prone, kneeling and standing positions. The Huskie Battalion entered three teams of four cadets and took second and third overall in the competition. Freshman Cadet Jon Mazzone took second place individual overall and first place individual kneeling, and junior Cadet Alex Noll took third place individual overall and first place individual standing.

Promoting healthy food choices while raising money for educational programming is the main focus of the Lunch for Learning project at St. Mary School in Sycamore. Spearheaded by parent Andrea Doering, the program provides a monthly homemade healthy lunch for the students with proceeds going to provide financial assistance for field trips, textbooks and other learning experiences. Volunteer cooks Tracey Michel, Jennifer Earl, Andrea Doering and Michelle Donahoe are pictured.

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a plate piled high with onions. They had 10 minutes to ____________ as many onions

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Onions add flavor to countless recipes from soups to salads to main courses and side dishes, too. Cross out the word ONIONS each time it appears below to reveal more about this multi-layered veggie.

With an adult, heat vinegar, salt, seasonings and chile until boiling.

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Remove from heat and let cool completely.

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One of the secrets ________ use to avoid all those tears is to chill the onion before cutting it. This ________ down the chemical reaction, allowing the chef to slice up the onion and get it __________ without tears. Another way is to cut the onion under water. This keeps those stinging ________ submerged.

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with a total of six and a half ____________ onions. He asked for some mints to freshen his _______________ breath.

Write a legend that tells why chopping onions makes people cry. DOWNTOWN SYCAMORE

When he did, the fresh flowers decorating the stage wilted! Standards Link: Language Arts: Use nouns, adjectives and verbs correctly.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 “Seat Belt!” Photo by: Kacey

Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No box, $8, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.

1 Male Puppy Left

We Pay The Best! For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577

Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114. Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. RECORDS – Box of 52 jazz LPs. Good condition, some collectible. $25. Call Mike 847-695-9561

TRUCK/TRAILER WASHER Hog Farm looking to hire a truck/trailer washer. Some local driving w/small trailer possible. Hours variable. Call 815-7846521 M-F 8:00 – 4:00. or E-mail: nima@atcyber.net

LORI'S HOME HEATLH CARE 20 Yrs Experience in Nursing, Asst w/physical needs, housekeeping and errands. 815-656-1733

Maple Park 231 Dekalb Dr (follow signs)

Moving Sale Feb 7 -10 9am – 3pm

Most Everything MUST GO! Furniture, household (lots of antiques & collectibles)Tools, Longaberger Baskets, rolltop desk, collectible glass, cookie jars, love seat, 2 recliners, lots of kitchen items, tools, pots & pans, jewelry, Schwinn Bike (nice), tables, lamps, garage items, quilts & rack, wood duck & Shore Birds, rolling pins, antiques rocker, L. Hitchcock Stool (signed), & much More! PRICED TO GO! 630–742-3251

JEWELRY CASE

Wine color, 40” tall, like new! 6 drawers,Queen Anne style, $60. 815-895-8046 Lilac Prom Dress, Size 8. Beading on top with a full skirt. Asking $100 but will consider any offer. Willing to send pictures to anyone interested. 815-252-6514

Washer & Gas Dryer

Kenmore Elite Oasis, white, 6 years old, king size capacity plus. Quietpak, $400/ea or $750/both. 847-830-9725 Washer, electric & Dryer, gas Kenmore, Heavy Duty Plus, You haul, $150 Sycamore 239-961-2498

DUNNINGERS COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA BOOK OF MAGIC At least 100 years old. 288 pages. $30. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

STOLLERS - Single stroller $15. Double Stroller $20. Both in good condition. 815-762-7584 TODDLER BED (white) with mattress and linens $50. 815-762-7584

CHAIR: ARM CHAIR, needs work Red, leather, $30. 239-961-2498 SYCAMORE Oak Roll-top Desk - Great condition 46”w x 46”h. 7 drawers (lower part) & lots of spaces, drawers in rolltop area – will accommodate laptop computer. $225 obo. 815-901-2426 OFFICE DESK CHAIR on Wheels With Arm Rests, Dark Green & Grey In Color, $15, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953 Pottery Barn Armoire – Dark finish, double-hinged doors, lots of storage, drawers. Like new. Call for info, pics. $250 obo. 815-901-2426 Wood Stand (Not Particle Board) With One Shelf Across Top And One Across Bottom,Great For Any Room, $12, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.

4-Tier Bakers Rack – Cast iron, bronze finish, ornate style, great shape. $95 obo. 815-901-2426.

Just In Time for Valentine's Day! Mix of pure bred Black Lab & pure bred Golden Retriever

SWEET & ADORABLE

ALL BLACK, Great Family Pet $400, Taking Deposits Now

Ready To Go Home Showing Eve & Weekends

815-219-3535 ~ McHenry ADORABLE PUP Female Am Staff mix. 8 months. Spayed, shots, microchip, house trained. $225 adopt fee. 815-375-1003

BOWLING BALL - 14lb. Black. Good for a starter ball. $15 815-762-7584 BOYS ICE SKATES - Brand new (black) size 7. $25 815-762-7584

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2013.)

JEWELRY BOX - Great For Valentine's Day!Hanging Jewelry Box With Door To Display Photos In, Espresso Finish, New, $20. 815895-5373. Sycamore.

Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym For Ages Birth On Up, New, $15. 815-895-5373. Sycamore. Thomas & Friends Shining Time Station Knapford Station, Wellsworth Station & Turntable & Shed Plastic Connect A Sets, RARE & Long Retired, $45, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Radial Arm Saw

Craftsman, $50. Work Table, 4x8 with lights, $25. 773-882-5905 Table Saw. Sears Craftsman Deluxe Electronic. 10” $225. 815-899-2145

ANTELOPE HEAD - MOUNTED Excellent condition. $185. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

Garage Door Opener

2002 BMW 3 Series $7100, 330i, automatic, fully loaded, 847-479-0016 or email kkramer.kara@aol.com 2002 PT Cruiser 107k excellent cond, good work car, $5000 OBO 815-793-2995

2005 Pontiac Aztek $3400. Looks good. Drives great. No rust. 269K hwy miles. Must sell. 815-621-6177 Sycamore

For single door, disassemble, $150 239-961-2498 Sycamore Garage Heater Dayton, 100,000 BTU, $100. Cooper Warehouse Lights (6) $25/ea. 773-882-5905 PARTY SUPPLIES - Huge Lot, Car, Speed Racer Including Invites, Thank yous, Decorations, Party Favors, , Confetti, Gift Bags, Tablecloths, Birthday Ribbon, Plus A Whole Lot More $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Stove To Go, Prepare Meals On The Road, 12V Convenience for The Road, Max Burton By Athena, New, $18. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.

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DIGITAL SALES SPECIALIST ST CHARLES Shaw Media is looking for a Digital Advertising Specialist who is responsible for growing revenue with digital products such as online display ads, behavior and content targeting, e-commerce-specifically related to Planit sites and Big Deals, commercial video production, mobile, text and email. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity to meet deadlines. This person will have experience creating & presenting client proposals as well as experience developing & maintaining client relationships. Our Digital Sales Specialist must have the ability to strategically and creatively think in a fast-paced environment. Candidate needs to be familiar with social media, mobile, and office including Power Point. Strong presentation and communication skills are a must. Ideal candidate will have a proven track record in digital advertising or a related field. The candidate must be hands-on and resourceful: they will be able to execute programs and generate revenue growth by utilizing existing resources. To be considered, an applicant must have a college degree in a related field and relevant experience is preferred. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record. Shaw Media offers an extensive benefit package.

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Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. EOE.

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Will beat anyone's price by $300.

BED SETS/MATTRESS SETS, Brand New. Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $259 Warrantied. Can deliver. 815-703-3688

Commode – Indoor – Very Durable – Will Hold 250-300lb. Person Stainless Steel w/White Seat & Lid 815-756-6800 Hospital Beds. 2 Twin Size. FREE. 815-766-1717

Start 2013 In Your Brand New Home Up to $1500 in Savings! 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths Beautiful Park Setting Edgebrook Community 815-895-9177

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Citibank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns ALT-A Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-6 PLAINTIFF Vs. Gildardo Rubio; et. al. DEFENDANTS 10 CH 00180 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/23/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/14/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-23-428-016 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 115 Elm Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-06738. I503931

CATCHERS MITT Mike Piazza Catchers Mitt. Professional model. Great condition. $45. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

MIRROR - Jewel Case Lighted 3Drawer Mirror With 1X and 5X Magnification Mirror, New, $15. Great for Valentine's Day! 815-895-5373. Sycamore

Beautiful New and Pre-Owned Homes Available Starting at $1000 2 or 3 bedrooms Immediate Occupancy Edgebrook Community 1801 DeKalb Ave. Sycamore, IL 815-895-9177

WANTED TO BUY Toyota Truck or Car. Running or Not or Any Foreign Car.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Kathleen M. Alberts; et. al. DEFENDANTS 11 CH 00588 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 4/26/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois

Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/14/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-03-476-031 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3207 Sonoma Court, Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-34524. I503932

STATE OF ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-3, Plaintiff(s), vs. HERIBERTO SERNA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant(s). 12 CH 298 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on March 14, 2013, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 150 N. MAIN STREET, SYCAMORE, IL 60178, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and 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 said Judgment, to wit: Common Address: 214 WINDING TRAIL, GENOA, IL 60135 P.I.N. 02-24-452-019 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 NM # 12-01843 I505478

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2013.)

Prime Corner Rt 64 & Rt 47! 1.26 acres!! $1.1million. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)

New carpet, fresh paint, W/D hook-up. $595/mo,1 year lease. 815-751-4440

3 BR Apartments Dishwasher On-Site Laundry Facility Playground Washer & Dryer Connection Sparkling Pool 230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112

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Shabbona 2 Bedroom Duplex

DeKalb: Available Now!

2 bath, full basement, 1 car gar. No pets/smoking. $825/mo + sec. Avail early March. 815-766-0762

Hillcrest Place Apts.

Somonauk 2BR Duplex

1BR, $540, 2BR, $640.

220 E Hillcrest 815-758-0600 hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com DEKALB - 2BR, 1BA to 2BA APTS. Multiple Locations $650-$725 Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 WWW.PITTSLEYREALTY.COM DEKALB - 3BR 1BA Apartment W/D Hook-up, Convenient location 1029 S. 4th St. $675/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118

DEKALB 1BR & 2BR

Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580 DeKalb 3BR Upper. 1BA. 730 Grove. Walk in pantry. Nice yard. Great location. $625/mo+utils & sec dep. Mark 815-739-3740 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DEKALB NICE UPPER 3BR

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1 bath, all appliances, W/D. Great sunroom + deck, 1 car gar. No pets/smoking. $800/mo. 815-495-9625

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $760/mo.

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 Sycamore - Larger Upper 2BR 2 bath, W/D. Next to Park. No pets. $900/mo + 1st last and security. 815-895-8526

SYCAMORE – 2 BR, 1 BA, Upper, New Paint, Flooring, Off Street Park, Laundry, $650 +Utils. 815-751-3982

Sycamore Brickville Rd.

2BR, $675/mo + 1st, last, security. Electric only, W/D, no pets/smoking Available 2/1. 815-501-1378

DeKalb Quiet Studio,1 & 2BR Lease, deposit, ref. No pets. DeKalb Upper 1BR w/Sm Office/BR D/W, washer/dryer avail, ceiling fans, claw foot tub, off St. parking. $575/mo. 815-756-2064

DEKALB ~ SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Starting @ $432,1BR $599, 2BR, $683, 3BR

Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb! Studios, 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $395 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

BRIARWOOD APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Available W/D hookup Central Air Carport On-site laundry Some pets OK For qualified applicants

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815-758-7859 DeKalb. 1BR + Office/BR, LR, DR, eat in kitchen, appls, C/A, hrdwd flrs, built-in bookshelves, 1 car gar, W/D, bsmnt, patio. NO PETS. $750/mo+utils. 331-575-2822 DeKalb. 1BR, 1BA. Freshly painted. New carpet. $475/mo+Electricity 630-248-1939 DeKalb. 3BR 1BA. Clean. Freshly painted. $850/mo+Utils. 630-248-1939 DEKALB: 1Bdrm Apartment Across from Huntley Park, 505 S. 2nd St., $540/mo. Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768

GENOA LARGE LOWER 1BR

Off-St prkg, appl, W/D, garbage, all util incl. no pets. $570/mo + sec. 815-761-1975

GENOA Well maintained 2BR with central air, no pets + laundry facilities. $675/mo + dep. 815-600-4955

Genoa~Country View Apts Now leasing 1 & 2 Bedroom All remodeled, new appl, carpet. Large Apts, Country Lifestyle. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-758-6580

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS

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PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-0372 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. James R. Herman; Chrysti L. Herman; Defendants. 12 CH 200 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 March 14, 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: 215 East Market Street, Somonauk, IL 60552 PIN: 18-32-482-004 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 W120372. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. 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 W12-0372 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I505611

Cortland Estates

ROCHELLE 1 & 2BR

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Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

CLEAN! $550/mo, stove, refrig, water. No pets, no smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459

Sycamore Quiet Area on 4 Acres Newly Renovated 2BR. $675/mo, pay elec only, W/D, no pets/smkg. 815-501-1378

Sycamore UPPER 2BR, 1BA

Close to town. Electric, gas, water incl. $800/mo. + dep. Avail now. Brad 815-739-7665

Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA 2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911 Sycamore, Large Townhome 3BR, 2.5BA. Garage, All Appls Incl. Townsend Management 815-787-7368 Sycamore. 249 Mason Ct. 2BR. Off street parking. W/D on site. Storage available. No pets. $600/mo+utils+sec dep. 630-373-4096 Sycamore. 321 S. Walnut St. 1BR. $575/mo, incl all utils. Patio. Pets OK w/$500 dep. No smoking on property. st 1 mo. rent+sec. On site laundry. 815-895-8901

Sycamore: Clean 2BR,1BA, full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, next to park and school. $695/mo. You pay utilities. No dogs. 815-970-4640 Eric

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2 State St. Entrances, 2 Bathrooms, Parital Kitchen, Updated Mechanicals, Over 2000 sq. ft. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR

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DeKalb - 2BR 2BA Townhomes W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $800/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 SYCAMORE - 3 bed, 1.5 BA, garage, lg. deck, w/d, recent upgrades! $950 n/s, 815-739-0652 rentinsycamore@gmail SYCAMORE 2 BR, 2 bath. 1 or 2 car gar, quartz granite cntrs, SS appl, FP. From $950-$1350. Non-Smoking. 1 MONTH FREE RENT! Call Sharon Sperling, Century 21 Elsner 815-793-3030

Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. 10x12 overhead door. For sale/lease, $1200/mo. Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes. 2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

Starting at $645

815-757-1907 DEKALB - Large 4 BR, 3BA 2 Story Duplex, Full basement, W/D, 2.5 Car Gar, 803 S. 2nd St. Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

DeKalb ~ The Knolls Sub.

3 bedroom,1.5 bath, C/A, D/W. Garage, bsmt, $1025/mo + sec. Available March. 815-751-3806

Dekalb/South 3BR 1.5BA Avail starting Feb. Lease, refs req. No pets. $900/mo + utils. More info & appt call. 815-756-9763

Rochelle Large 2 Bedroom Clean & Quiet. Basement, laundry. 1 car garage, no pets. $550/mo + security deposit. 847-809-6828 Sycamore. Updated 2BR, hrdwood flrs. 1 car garage, bsmnt, laundry. No pets. Avail now. $795/mo+sec. Agent Owned. 815-766-1513

Crystal Lake 3BR, 1.5BA brick ranch. 2 car attached heated garage. 2/3 acre lot on quiet street. Close to lake with private beach rights and Crystal Lake Schools. All appliances incl. C/A, baseboard heat. Dogs negotiable. $1350/mo. Avail 3/1.

847-899-2933 DEKALB - Nice 4BR, 3BA House 2 Story, 2 Car Gar, W/D, Finished Basement, 1109 Sycamore Rd Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 DEKALB 3 BR, New Dec., Fenced. Gar., $950. Lease. Ref. Betsy Smith 815-895-2488 Also: Office for Rent in Sycamore.

DEKALB 3BR, FR, DR, DEN Updated kitchen, W/D hook-up. Basement, garage, no pets/smoke. $895. 815-756-2755 DeKalb: 4BR, 2.5 BA basement. Close to NIU. Avail. Feb. $1350/mo. (815)762-0617 aazad2005@gmail.com Kingston. 2BR, 1BA. Appls & garbage removal incl. $600/mo +sec dep. No pets. 815-975-4601 PLANO - FOR RENT ONE PERSON HOME, LOCATED IN COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF PLANO. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT MARK AT 630-892-7093

PLANO SMALL 2BR Newly remodeled, 1.5 car garage. $800/mo + $800 sec dep + utilities. 630-546-2150 SYCAMORE -4 bdrm ranch for rent. $1100- 2 car garage. Call 815-895-2013 Sycamore- 2 BD, 1 ½ BA House Full basement, Lg corner lot, North Maple St. Avail Mar 1st. $950 month 815-751-8330

Waterman Small 1 Bedroom Tenant pays Com Ed and share of water, 3 mo rent + sec. Reduced $500/mo! 815-757-5079

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Citibank, N.A. as Trustee for Bear Stearns ALT-A Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-6 PLAINTIFF Vs. Gildardo Rubio; et. al. DEFENDANTS 10 CH 00180 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 2/23/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/14/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 2 IN MARTIN DODGE ADDITION TO DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 35, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS PIN 08-23-428-016 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 115 Elm Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-10-06738. I503931

CLASSIFIED PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Kathleen M. Alberts; et. al. DEFENDANTS 11 CH 00588 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 4/26/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/14/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 35-3 IN WINEBERRY P.U.D. PHASE 3-B RESUBDIVISION NO.2, A RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 34, 35, 36, 37, 40 AND 41 OF WINEBERRY P.U.D. PHASE 3-B, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 28, 2005 IN PLAT CABINET 9, AT SLIDE NO. 153-C, AS DOCUMENT NO.2005012189, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS PIN 08-03-476-031 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3207 Sonoma Court, Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-34524. I503932

12 CH 00657 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Michael Vivirito a/k/a Michael A. Vivirito a/k/a Michael Allen Vivirito Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 36 OF HIDDEN GROVE, A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 106 IN WINEBERRY P.U.D., A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOTS E AND F OF THE GEORGE FLINN FARM PLAT IN SECTIONS 2 AND 3, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 3402 Basswood Lane, Dekalb, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by: Michael Vivirito a/k/a Michael A. Vivirito a/k/a Michael Allen Vivirito, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for New Millennium Mortgage Corporation, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2006009006 modified with 2010008249; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before March 1, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-12-30831 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I504102 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-0372 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. James R. Herman; Chrysti L. Herman; Defendants. 12 CH 200 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 March 14, 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: THE EAST 41 FEET OF THE NORTH 72 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF LOTS 1 AND 2 IN BLOCK 2 IN THE VILLAGE OF SOMONAUK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 13, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 215 East Market Street, Somonauk, IL 60552 PIN: 18-32-482-004 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 W120372. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. 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 W12-0372

Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-0372 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I505611 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, COUNTY OF DEKALB, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Citimortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Patricia L. Lavigne a/k/a Patricia L. La Vigne, et al. Defendants, 12 CH 267 Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent(s), Patricia L. Lavigne a/k/a Patricia L. La Vigne, that on November 15, 2012, an order was entered by the Court, naming William P. Butcher, 2044 Ridge Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430, Tel. No. (708) 7990600, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent (s) under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 729 Ellwood Avenue, Dekalb, IL 60115. I502217 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 23, 30 & February 6, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-3, Plaintiff(s), vs. HERIBERTO SERNA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant(s). 12 CH 298 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above entitled cause, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on March 14, 2013, at the hour of 1:00 PM, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 150 N. MAIN STREET, SYCAMORE, IL 60178, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and 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 said Judgment, to wit: LOT 32 OF RIVERBEND ADDITION TO GENOA UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 24 & 25, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 3, 2003 IN PLAT CABINET NO. 9 AT SIDE NO. 61-B AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003015380, SITUATED IN THE TOWN OF GENOA, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Common Address: 214 WINDING TRAIL, GENOA, IL 60135 P.I.N. 02-24-452-019 Contact the Law Office of IRA T.

Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com P.I.N. 02-24-452-019 Contact the Law Office of IRA T. NEVEL, LLC, 175 North Franklin, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 357-1125, for further information. The terms of the sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. The property is improved by a single family residence, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto belonging and will not be available for inspection prior to sale. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). LAW OFFICES OF IRA T. NEVEL, LLC Ira T. Nevel - ARDC #06185808 175 North Franklin St. Suite 201 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 357-1125 NM # 12-01843 I505478 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F12070478 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Edward R. Johnson; Jonie M. Johnson; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 443 Property Address: 1122 Prospect Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Jonie M. Johnson and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 13 IN BLOCK 13 IN H.D. HUNT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "G" OF PLATS, PAGE 91, ON JUNE 21, 1943, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N.: 08-23-458-013-000 Said property is commonly known as: 1122 Prospect Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, and which said mortgage(s)

DeKalb, Illinois 60115, and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Edward R. Johnson and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 95004609 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at DEKALB County on or before March 1, 2013, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg Attorney for Plaintiff FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 EMAIL: foreclosurenotice@fal-illinois.com 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I503594 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 30, February 6 & 13, 2013.)

OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 18TH DAY OF MAY, 2004 KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 9257, the Mortgagor(s), to Fifth Third Bank (Chicago) as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2005007371; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 West State St., Sycamore, IL 60178-1416 on or before March 8, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 223 W. Jackson Boulevard, Ste. 610 Chicago, IL 60606 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that this law firm is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Our File No.: C12-71635 I505525

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIFTH THIRD BANK (CHICAGO), Plaintiff, Vs. THE OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK OF AURORA AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 18TH DAY OF MAY, 2004 KNOWN AS TRUST NUMBER 9257; LUZ I. TYRA A/K/A LUZ TYRA; TERRY A. TYRA A/K/A TERRY TYRA; CAPTIAL ONE BANK (USA); UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 12 CH 668 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: LUZ I. TYRA A/K/A LUZ TYRA, TERRY A. TYRA A/K/A TERRY TYRA, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, towit: LOT 10 IN FIRST ADDITION TO BUCK LAKE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 27 AND PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF .. THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, SOMONAUK TOWNSHIP ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON JULY 24, 1972 IN BOOK "P" OF PLATS, PAGE 95 AS DOCUMENT NO. 366845, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS 14841 Hiawatha Ln, Somonauk, IL 60552 PIN # 18-28-476-010-0000 and which said Mortgage was made by: THE OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK OF AURORA AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 18TH DAY OF MAY, 2004

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael Vivirito a/k/a Michael A. Vivirito a/k/a Michael Allen Vivirito; Jessica Anne Vivirito a/k/a Jessica Vivirito a/k/a Jessica A. Vivirito; Bank of America, NA; Wineberry Homeowner's Association; Hidden Grove Homeowners Association; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00657 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

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