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Kapitan explains resignation, candidacy Since his resignation, Kapitan has received treatment, and aldermen reduced the pay and the intended responsibilities of the elected position, so Kapitan said he is confident he can do the job. Steven “I didn’t Kapitan have the courage to publicly reveal my condition [last year],” Kapitan said. “I’ve had a year to address the issue and have the confidence to say it.”

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DeKALB – Former DeKalb City Clerk Steve Kapitan said he lied to the City Council and quit his elected office last year under the threat of legal action while he was coping with a new diagnosis of attention deficit disorder. Kapitan, who is among four write-in candidates registered to run for city clerk in April, on Monday recounted the events that led to his resignation in February 2012.

A GROWING BACKLOG Kapitan said he was diagnosed with ADD in August 2011 as he failed to create minutes for many of the City Council’s closed session meetings, which are strictly regulated by the Open Meetings Act. Kapitan said he would often find himself putting off more important tasks to do less meaningful busy work. “The psychology of why one does that – it’s sort of avoiding a responsibility when it’s there. But it’s not due to a lack of time,” Kapitan said. “It’s that you allow

Corn Fest’s return to downtown is almost complete

POSSIBLE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS At a closed meeting in January 2012, Kapitan held up a stack of papers before the council and city staff and said that he had completed all of the minutes. It was a lie that was revealed a couple of days later. “I misled them,” Kapitan said. “I was hoping to get caught up with them before the next meeting.” At that point, Frieders said the council directed

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Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd on Sept. 12, 2006, at the end of a papal Mass in Regensburg, southern Germany, some about 75 miles northeast of Munich. When Benedict steps down on Feb. 28, his reputation as a brilliant theologian will remain intact. But he fell short of the mark he set for himself on unifying the church, building relationships with other religions and restoring the church’s influence in broader society. During his 2006 visit to Regensburg, he was sharply criticized by Muslims when he quoted a Byzantine emperor who characterized some of the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as “evil and inhuman.”

Local Catholic leaders praise Pope Benedict’s tenure By JEFF ENGELHARDT

“He will leave a lasting imprint for all of us in many ways but especially for his dedication and fidelity to the teachings of Christ.”

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L’Osservatore Romano, Mons. Franco Comaldo, a pope aide (left) looks at Pope Benedict XVI as he reads a document in Latin where he announces his resignation Monday during a meeting of Vatican cardinals at the Vatican.

DeKALB – The Rev. Don Ahles hopes Pope Benedict XVI’s nearly eight years as head of the Catholic Church is not solely remembered for his historic announcement Monday. Ahles, pastor of St. Catherine of Genoa, was shocked with much of the Catholic world when Benedict announced Monday his intent to resign Feb. 28, becoming the first pope in 600 years to step down. While Benedict will certainly be remembered for the resignation, Ahles said Benedict’s legacy should also be one of love and the determination to carry on the policies of his predecessor, Pope John

David Malloy, bishop of the Diocese of Rockford Paul II. “He certainly has been a pope who has called Christians from all walks of life to come together in faith and love,” Ahles said. “I think he will be remembered as a loving and gentle pope.” Benedict, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, cited declining health as the reason for resignation. The 85year-old was one of the oldest elected popes when he took the position at 78 years old in 2005. Ahles said resignation has always been an option

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the city attorney to discuss possible solutions with the state’s attorney’s office, whose attorneys believed Kapitan was violating the Open Meetings Act. Frieders said both city staff and council were worried. “We were concerned that the City Council knew of the violation, and if they knew about it, could have created potential criminal liability to the elected and appointed members of the city,” Frieders said.

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DeKALB – It’s nearly a done deal: Corn Fest will be returning to downtown DeKalb this coming Labor Day weekend. The DeKalb City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday to petition the Illinois Department of Transportation to shut down Lincoln Highway from 3 p.m. Aug. 29 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1. Aldermen Tom Teresinski and Monica O’Leary of the 2nd and 7th Wards, respectively, were not present for the vote. Corn Fest chairwoman Lisa Angel said the majority of downtown businesses wanted the festival back on Lincoln Highway. “They weren’t getting the foot traffic into their businesses,” Angel said. “So that’s why they’re very excited ... to have all of these outof-town people, as well as local people, come to the downtown and see what we’ve done.” While each of the aldermen was excited to see Corn Fest return to downtown, a lot of the debate Monday focused on whether the City Council should do something to further favor local vendors over out-of-town vendors at the festival. “That should be the highlight. Our local business should be the highlight,” 1st Ward Alderman David Jacobson said. “Those people are paying the taxes as a local business owner. ... We’re paying the bill, our taxpayers are paying the bill.” Angel said local vendors are given priority in terms of fees and application availability. A local not-for-profit agency pays $250 and a local business pays $450 for their Corn Fest booth. An out-of-town vendor pays $900. Sixth Ward Alderman Dave Baker contemplated having out-of-town vendors pay an extra $300 in an effort to collect on lost sales tax. City Manager Mark Biernacki said out-of-town vendors only pay sales tax if they elect to. But vendors who haven’t paid are barred from registering for Corn Fest the next year. DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen said it wasn’t the council’s business to micromanage Corn Fest. “As we learned tonight, everyone is an expert on Corn Fest and how it should be run,” Povlsen said. “That’s why we have a committee.” Baker eventually dropped the idea. The festival will be located on the north side of the train tracks; Baker noted that the city has been lucky that no one has been injured by the trains during the festival. Angel said they have the majority of the festival planned out, but they are working on a number of details. Within 30 to 60 days, they should have a street plan ready, she said.

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other things to come up to distract your attention from something that’s a priority.” DeKalb City Attorney Dean Frieders said City Council members spent months discussing the issue. DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen said the council was doing its best to help Kapitan. “He didn’t get his work done,” Povlsen said. “We were supportive as long as we felt we could be.” Both Povlsen and Kapitan said city leaders mentioned getting another person to help with the minutes, but

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By JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Reviving his populist re-election message, President Barack Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the stillwobbly economy. The agenda Obama will outline Tuesday before a joint session of Congress will include more money for infrastructure, clean energy technologies and manufacturing jobs, as well as expanding access to early childhood education. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama would outline “his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class” as the nation struggles with persistently high unemployment. Some of Obama’s job ideas will be repackaged versions of proposals he made during his first term, though aides say there will be some new initiatives, too. All of the economic proposals are expected to echo themes from Obama’s reelection campaign, which focused on using increased spending to generate jobs, protecting programs to help the middle class, and bringing down the deficit in part by culling more tax revenue from the wealthiest Americans. Obama has called for raising more revenue through closing tax breaks and loopholes, but he has not detailed a list of targets. He and his aides often mention as examples of unnecessary tax breaks a benefit for owners of private jets and tax subsidies for oil and gas companies. Such measures are modest, however. Ending the corporate plane and oil and gas breaks would generate about $43 billion in revenue over 10 years. Republicans have shown little sign of falling in line behind the president as he starts his second term, particularly when it comes to taxes. “Clearly the president wants more revenue for more government,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in an interview. “He’s gotten all the revenue he’s going to get. Been there, done that.” The backdrop for Obama’s address will be a March 1 deadline for averting automatic across-the-board spending

CHICAGO – Two gang members were charged with murder Monday in the death of a 15-year-old honor student who was shot near the Chicago home of President Barack Obama just days after she performed during his inauguration festivities in Washington, authorities said. The two young men were described by police as “persons of interest” when they were taken into custody early Sunday, a day after first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton. Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, are now charged with one count of firstdegree murder, two counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, Chicago police spokeswoman Melissa Stratton said. She said police believe both men are gang members. Pendleton, a popular high school majorette, was with a group of friends who took cover during a rainstorm under a canopy in a park about a mile from the Obama home

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President Barack Obama reaches out to shake hands after giving his State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama will center his upcoming State of the Union address today on boosting job creation and economic growth, underscoring the degree to which the shaky economy threatens his ability to pursue other second-term priorities, including immigration reform and climate change. cuts, known as the sequester. The president wants lawmakers to push that deadline back for a second time to create space for a larger deficit-reduction deal, one he hopes would include a balance of targeted cuts and increased tax revenue. Republicans want to offset the sequester with spending cuts alone. As he addresses lawmakers and the American people, Obama is expected to say that government entitlement programs should be on the table in deficit reduction talks. But he will also make the case that programs that help the middle class, the poor and the elderly must be protected. In keeping with that approach, the White House said Monday that Obama would not consider increasing the Medicare eligibility age as a way to reduce spending. The president’s focus on the economy and deficit reflects the top concerns of many Americans. A Quinnipiac University poll out Monday showed than 35 percent of registered voters are most interested in hearing the president during the State of the Union address the economy, more than any other issue. The federal deficit came in second, with 20 percent

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on the city’s South Side. Police said a man hopped a fence, ran toward them and opened fire with a handgun. Pendleton was struck in the back and died later that day. Two others were injured. Police have said none of the people in Pendleton’s group were affiliated with gangs but that the gunman apparently mistook one for a member of a rival gang that had encroached on his gang’s turf. The men charged Monday live nearby, Stratton said. Pendleton’s death was one of more than 40 homicides in Chicago in January, a total that made it the deadliest January in the city in more than a decade. But it was her background, her ties to the president’s inauguration and the location of the park that thrust her death into the national headlines and put Chicago at the center of a national debate over gun control. Not only did the first lady attend the teen’s funeral, but the girl’s parents are set to sit with Michelle Obama during the president’s State of the Union address tonight. Obama is scheduled to return to Chicago three days later to discuss gun violence.

saying that was the issue they were most interested in hearing Obama discuss. The poll also suggested that the slow but steady economic gains throughout Obama’s first term may not be trickling down to many Americans. More than 50 percent of registered voters said they thought the economy was still in a recession and 79 percent described the economy as “not so good” or “poor.” Obama will also press Congress to support his proposals for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws and tighten gun measures, though his remarks on both issues are expected to break little new ground and largely reflect his previous statements. Still, the White House and some lawmakers will aim to use the atmospherics of the annual address to Congress to rally support for stricter gun laws. Some lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are bringing victims of gun violence and their families as their guests today. And Michelle Obama will be sitting with the parents of slain 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager killed by gunfire days after performing in the inaugural parade.

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8CORRECTIONS A front-page article on DeKalb’s mayoral candidates in Monday’s issue of the Daily Chronicle requires clarification. Mayoral candidate Jennifer Groce thinks DeKalb should explore partnering with other government entities, such as DeKalb County, the park district, the school district, and neighboring municipalities, to see if there are ways to save money and resources by working together. An article about DeKalb City Clerk candidates on page A4 of Monday’s paper incorrectly said candidate Steve Kapitan could not be reached for comment Friday or Sunday. An interview had been scheduled for Monday morning, and comments from that interview appear in today’s issue. The Daily Chronicle regrets the errors. Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email, news@daily-chronicle.com; or fax, 815-758-5059.

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8NATION BRIEF Hacker warns of zombies in Montana GREAT FALLS, Mont. – A Montana TV station’s regular programming was interrupted by news of a zombie apocalypse. The Montana Television Network says hackers broke into the Emergency Alert System of Great Falls affiliate KRTV and its CW station Monday. KRTV says on its website the hackers broadcast that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” in several Montana

counties. The alert claimed the bodies were “attacking the living” and warned people not to “approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous.” The network says there is no emergency and its engineers are investigating. A call to KRTV was referred to a Montana Television Network executive in Bozeman. Jon Saunders didn’t immediately return a call for comment. –Wire report

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Johnson poised to reclaim county treasurer post By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com

DeKALB – Former DeKalb County Treasurer Christine Johnson has been tapped by DeKalb County Republicans to return to her old post. Johnson, who was elected to five terms as county treasurer from 1994 to 2011, was selected over another candidate during a DeKalb County Republican caucus Saturday at the Best Western Inn in DeKalb. Thirty-eight of the 48 Republican

precinct committeemen were present. Republicans have control over filling the position because former county Treasurer Mark Todd was a Republican. Todd, who won election in NovemChristine ber, is pursuing Johnson a job in Hawaii where his wife already works. DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeff Metzger, R-

Sandwich, said he would make the formal nomination at Wednesday’s County Board executive committee meeting. Should the nomination pass out of committee, the full County Board would then vote on the appointment Feb. 20. Johnson, R-Shabbona, left the treasurer post in February 2011 to fill a vacant Illinois Senate seat in the 35th District. Johnson was defeated in the Republican primary in March by Dave Syverson of Rockford. Metzger said Johnson’s 17

years of experience in the position made her the best candidate. Several candidates inquired about the position, but many said they would withdraw their name if Johnson pursued the seat because they supported her past work, Metzger said. “The main thing is experience,” Metzger said. “Obviously, the Republican side felt very confident about her.” DeKalb County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Pi-

etrowski Jr. said party members would discuss the nomination and decide whether they would support it by the Feb. 20 vote. “I don’t have any reservations right now, and I think it would be nice to have someone who knows the office step right in,” Pietrowski said. “But we’ll look at the information more, talk with members and do a little research before the vote.” Steve Kuhn, chairman of the county Republicans, said

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SYCAMORE – The attorney for the Northern Illinois University fraternity president charged with hazing in connection to a pledge’s death in November wants details about the allegations from prosecutors. Jack Donahue – attorney for Alexander Jandik, president of the NIU chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity – filed a motion Monday asking prosecutors to detail what acts Jandik allegedly committed that resulted in freshman David Bogenberger’s death. He also wants to know what directions Jandik allegedly gave others that could have caused the death and what acts led

to the fatality. Donahue declined to comment outside court. Jandik and 21 other Pikes members were charged with hazing after Bogenberger, a 19-year-old freshman pledge, was found dead Nov. 2 at the fraternity house at 1020 W. Hillcrest Drive after a night of excessive drinking, authorities said. Hazing charges indicate the fraternity members allegedly provided underage pledges with alcohol and created a situation in which they “felt compelled to consume alcohol as part of membership initiation and the Greek parenting process.” A toxicology report showed Bogenberger had a blood-alcohol content of 0.351 percent when he died

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DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is hosting two meetings for local residents to review the concept plans for replacing Hopkins Pool. The project architects will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and at 9 a.m. March 2 at the Hopkins Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road, according to a news release. Each meeting will last about two hours. The presentations will review preliminary schematics for the pool

layout, proposed aquatic features and general site features, such as the pool entrance, parking and vehicle access, the release states. Park district leaders plan to issue bonds to cover about $5 million in improvements to Hopkins Pool, which was built in 1974 and is approaching the end of its 40-year life span. The bond payments would fit within the park district’s budget without raising property taxes. For more information, call the park district at 815-758-6663.

Sycamore farmers market seeking vendor applications SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors and entertainers for its weekly farmers market. The market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays from June through September at the City Center Parking Lot at the corner of Somonauk and Elm streets, according to a news release. For a vendor application, call the chamber at 815-895-3456 or go to 407 W. State St., Sycamore. Applications are due May 1. Those interested in providing an hour of live entertainment at the market should contact Lauren Diehl at ldiehl@sycamorechamber. com. – Daily Chronicle

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Fire damages at least 2 DeKalb apartments and no one was hurt. The fire started below a hot water heater in apartment 208, where firefighters first attacked the blaze. After discovering the fire extended into the floor space between the firstfloor apartment ceiling and second-level apartment floor, the firefighters then entered apartment 108, according to an incident report. Ceiling in apartment 108 had to be pulled to extinguish the

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DeKALB – At least two apartments were damaged Monday in a fire at Mason Properties, 921 Normal Road in DeKalb. The DeKalb Fire Department arrived at the apartment complex at 10:39 a.m. and took about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire, which damaged units 108 and 208. Fire Chief Eric Hicks said everyone in the building got out

8OBITUARIES KATHLEEN DOROTHY (DURACK) ANDERSON

Born: Oct. 21, 1945, in Oak Park, Ill. Died: Feb. 6, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill.

DeKALB – Kathleen Dorothy (Durack) Anderson, 67, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2013, at her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Oak Park, the daughter of the late Lester D. and Mary O’Brien Durack. Kathleen lived much of her life in Winfield, where she was employed at the town post office and served as a village trustee. An active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Winfield and St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb, she volunteered her services at TAILS Humane Society, and was a ready helper to neighbors and friends. All will miss her quick wit and wry sense of humor. She was a unique person, and fiercely proud of her Irish heritage. She is survived by her brother, Brian Durack; sister, Nora (Richard) Higgins; sons, Kevin Pearson and Jeffrey Pearson; grandchildren, Joseph, Joshua, Justine, Breanna and Caden; and nieces and nephews. In accordance with her wishes, a memorial service will be held for family and friends at 10 a.m. March 23 at St. John’s Church, S233 Church St. in Winfield. All who knew her are invited to attend. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.com.

ROBBIE COULTER PROTANO

Born: June 6, 1924, in Springfield, Ky. Died: Feb. 10, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill.

DeKALB – Robbie Coulter Protano, 88, of DeKalb, Ill., died Feb. 10, 2013, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Born June 6, 1924, in Springfield, Ky., the daughter of Robert Coulter and Margie (Prather) Coulter Sebree, she married Guido “Guy” Protano Nov. 8, 1947, at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb. Robbie was the bookkeeper and office manager for Protano Auto Parts and Protano Trucking. She graduated from Northern Illinois Teachers College in 1947. She was a kind and loving foster mother to numerous cats and dogs during her lifetime. She is survived by two sons, Carmen Robert Protano of Sycamore and Greg (Joan) Protano of DeKalb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy; daughter-in-law, Francine “Frankie” Roberts; parents and stepparents; and numerous canines

and felines. For the past five years she called DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center home, where she found a second extended family among the staff and residents who cared for her with love and kindness. Memorials may be made to DeKalb County Animal Shelter or DeKalb Nursing Home Foundation. Memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at RonanMoore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St. DeKalb, with Pastor Joseph Gastiger of First Congregational United Church of Christ officiating. The visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Cremation will be at Finch Crematory and burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com or call 815-758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

JOYCE H. TAYLOR

Born: Aug. 20, 1934, in Middlesboro, Ky. Died: Feb. 9, 2013, in Monroe Center, Ill. MONROE CENTER – Joyce H. Taylor, 78, of Monroe Center, Ill., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, from her residence. Born Aug. 20, 1934, in Middlesboro, Ky., the daughter of Harry and Margaret (Helton) Bass, she married Frank Taylor on May 28, 1952, in Middlesboro. She was the owner of Taylor’s Cafe in Maple Park for many years, and later worked for DeKalb School District 428, retiring in 2008. An active member of North Love Baptist Church, she loved to cook for her family and her church. Joyce was an avid gardener. Survivors include her husband, Frank of Monroe Center; daughters, Judy (Jim) Anderson of Sycamore and Tammy (Mike) Kodner of Monroe Center; grandchildren, Sara (Jim) Becker, John (Kate) Anderson and Katie (Kade) McCoy; and greatgrandchildren, Reese and Liv Becker, Kinley and Monroe McCoy and Delaney Anderson. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at North Love Baptist Church with visitation from noon to service time. The Rev. Paul Kingsbury will officiate. Burial will be in Genoa Township Cemetery. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park. For information, visit www.DelehantyFH.com.

fire completely, according to the report. There was roughly $20,000 in damage. The DeKalb Fire Department was assisted by the Sycamore Fire Department and DeKalb and Northern Illinois University police. ComEd also responded and turned off the electricity. Jim Mason, owner of the complex, said it was the first fire he had experienced in the 40 years he has owned the property. Mason said residents who

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DONALD C. TYRRELL SR. Died: Feb. 9, 2013, in DeKalb

Donald C. Tyrrell Sr., 82, of Sycamore, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are pending at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. For information, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. Visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

JANE WESTLAKE

Died: Feb. 11, 2013, in DeKalb Jane Westlake, 101, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehab Center (DeKalb). A memorial service will be held in the spring. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel. For information, visit www.OlsonFH.com or call 815-895-6589.

THOMAS EARL WHEAT Born: May 28, 1936, in Allen County, Ind. Died: Feb. 8, 2013, in Venice, Fla.

VENICE, Fla. – Thomas Earl Wheat, Ed.D., 76, a longtime resident of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Venice, Fla. Born May 28, 1936, at home in Allen County, Ind., the son of John Wilbur and Helen (Bookout) Wheat, he married Suzanne Louise Morris on Dec. 21, 1963, at Hoagland Methodist Church in Hoagland, Ind.; she preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2001. In 1966, Wheat earned his Bachelor of Science in education at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., and his Master of Education from the same institution a year later. He was awarded a Doctorate in Education from Ball State University in 1970. Later that year, he started his academic career as a professor in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University, where he served until his retirement. He was the fifth director of NIU’s Literacy Clinic and active in professional societies, including the International Reading Association. He is survived by three sons, J. Marc (Marie) Wheat of Arlington, Va., Chris (Kristi) Wheat of Venice and Thomas (Shirley) Wheat of Irvine, Calif.; and seven grandchildren,

A firefighter runs a hose Monday into the building at 921 Normal Road in DeKalb to fight a fire.

would not be able to return to their apartments because of fire damage should find friends or family with whom they could stay. He said the residents in 108 and 208 did not have renter’s insurance – an option too many people do not take. “If anything, hopefully this can be a plea for people to buy renter’s insurance,” he said. “I have insurance on the building, but I’m not responsible for any personal items that are lost.”

Winston and Allie of Florida, William, Jacob and Lauren of California, and Benjamin and Laura Elizabeth of Virginia. He also is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Christman Rioux of Fort Wayne and Ruth Shifferly of Decatur, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to NIU Literacy Clinic, 3100 Sycamore Road, Suite 2003, DeKalb, IL 60115, 815-753-1416, or to The Germanna Foundation, P.O. Box 279 Locust Grove, VA 22508-0279, 540423-1700. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

DOROTHY A. (STANER) WIDERBERG Born: July 26, 1922, in Chicago Died: Feb. 6, 2013, in Deland, Fla.

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Fla. Surviving Dorothy are all of her children: sons, Willard B. (Donna), Greg (Carol) and Mark (companion Heather), and daughters, Dawn Sauer (Bradley) and Lynda Hancock (Tony); five grandchildren, Jennifer Donner (Josh), Stephen Widerberg, Katherine Hancock, Laura Hancock and Ryan Widerberg; brother-in-law, Edward Kawecki; and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy had an affection for “The Wizard of Oz,” given she shared her name with the main character. She enjoyed collecting many of the characters over the years. A quote from the story brings closure to Dorothy’s wonderful life here on earth – “A place where there isn’t any trouble … There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat or by a train. It’s far, far away. Behind

DELAND, Fla. – Dorothy Widerberg, long time resident of DeKalb, Ill., died peacefully in hospice care after a sudden illness Feb. 6, 2013, in Deland, Fla. Just five days earlier, her husband, Will, suddenly passed away. Will and Dorothy were married 71 years and lived their lives to the fullest. Their family was so blessed to have them in their lives for so long. Born on July 26, 1922, in Chicago, Dorothy was 90 years old and still spunky, sassy and mentally sharp until her last days. Dorothy and Will met at a dance in downtown Chicago and continued to dance all their lives – a favorite pastime. After World War II, the couple moved to DeKalb so Will could attend Northern Illinois University. He became a teacher and an elementary school principal in the DeKalb schools and ended his career after 32 years. Dorothy was a stay-at-home mom to five children and was actively involved in PTA, DeKalb Mother’s Club, Girl Scouts of America, 4-H, Boy Scouts of America and the American Red Cross. She was very creative and enjoyed refinishing furniture, crafting and ceramics. She loved to help her kids with their assigned projects and was very talented at suggesting to them new ways of approaching the challenge. Most of all, she had a sharp wit and enjoyed making people laugh. In her retirement years she continued her ceramics, making many pieces for all of her children and grandchildren. She also was a member of the Red Hats and enjoyed playing pinochle, penny poker and scrabble. Will and Dorothy were celebrated with a joint memorial service in Deland and they will be buried in the National Cemetery in Jacksonville,

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Kapitan says he takes responsibility Pope’s resignation offers • KAPITAN Continued from page A1 As this was happening, Kapitan said he first sought counseling for his new diagnosis and soon discovered that wasn’t enough to address his symptoms. He was prescribed medication, but the dosage was gradually increased, so he wasn’t feeling effects of his medicine yet in the middle of January 2012. The day he started his full dosage was the day after he resigned.

THE ULTIMATUM

During the week of Jan. 30, 2012, Kapitan was given an ultimatum – quit, or the state’s attorney would file charges for violating the Open Meetings Act on Feb. 6. At the time, Kapitan didn’t know that a violation was a Class C misdemeanor – punishable up to 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. Until that meeting with City Manager Mark Biernacki and Frieders, Kapitan said no one had ever suggested – and he had not considered – resigning. But, city staff had a resignation letter prepared for him at that meeting, which he initially declined to sign. Biernacki said the city administrator nor the city attorney typically should not dictate to an elected official how to do the job, but they needed to protect the city from the legal liability. “Regardless of the circumstances that led to the inability to complete the closed session minutes, we knew a legal liability was going to be placed on us Monday morning, and we had to act,” Biernacki said.

Kapitan offered to cover any costs for the city attorney’s time and indemnify the city for any losses his actions caused. On Feb. 3, 2012, Biernacki told Kapitan a majority of the aldermen declined Kapitan’s offer. So, Kapitan signed a letter announcing he was resigning voluntarily, and he received two months’ severance pay.

ELECTION PLANS After Kapitan’s exit, aldermen asked local voters to make the city clerk an appointed position, rather than an elected office, through a referendum in November. When the referendum failed, aldermen voted to reduce the clerk’s salary to $5,000 a year. A deputy clerk position will become a fulltime job with benefits and likely will be assigned to handle most of the clerk’s duties not prescribed by law. No one filed candidate petitions seeking the clerk’s seat, but Kapitan and three others – Lynn Fazekas, Liz Cliffe Peerboom and Leonard LeGrand – have registered as write-in candidates. Fazekas discusses DeKalb issues on her blog, City Barbs, while Peerboom is the village clerk of Maple Park. LeGrand worked in different departments within the DeKalb government from 1991 to 2010. Kapitan, who also works part time at Jewel-Osco, said he takes responsibility for his actions. He acknowledged that some might see the ADD diagnosis as an excuse, but he said people know he is a hard worker. “People that observed me at City Hall when I was there as a clerk for three years – they saw I put in time after hours,” Kapitan said. “They knew I wasn’t a slacker.”

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educational opportunity for Catholic schools • POPE BENEDICT Continued from page A1 David Malloy, bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, said Benedict’s gestures of kindness and priestly virtue were his strongest characteristics. Malloy said he always felt a close bond to the pope because it was Benedict who appointed him bishop. “He will leave a lasting imprint for all of us in many ways but especially for his dedication and fidelity to the teachings of Christ,” Malloy said. Ken Anderson, pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb, said Benedict expanded the church, as evidenced by the most recent class of cardinals that included men from developing nations. Anderson said Benedict’s embrace of diversity will help the church and the next pope tackle major social issues such as violence, poverty, gay marriage and environmental concerns. “He has a real love for all people, and you see that in the diversity of the church,” Anderson said. “He was always about connecting the church.” Benedict’s tenure did not come without its share of controversy. During his papacy, reports of sexual abuse of boys from priests surfaced in multiple countries and brought the power structure of the church into question. Although it was a difficult time, Anderson said he believes historical reflection will show Benedict worked to bring justice to the offenders and for the victims. “Justice was very important to him; that was his true response,” Anderson said. “Those [scandals] will always be connected to him because of the fact he was the Holy Father.” The pope’s resignation also offers a rare educational opportunity for Catholic schools. Ross Bubolz, principal of St. Mary School in Sycamore, said because popes are selected so infrequently, the school makes sure to capitalize on the spotlight of the position. He said students would learn about the importance and history of the position as well as the role of the College of Cardinals in the process. “This is something these children have never experienced,” Bubolz said. “It will be a great educational experience. The pope is certainly the example of great faith we show to our children.”

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Who’s next Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation opens the door to an array of possible successors. But don’t count on a radical change of course for the Catholic Church: Benedict appointed the majority of cardinals who will choose his successor from within their own ranks. Possible candidates include: • Cardinal Angelo Scola, 71, the archbishop of Milan. Scola is close to Benedict, has a fierce intellect and leads the most important archdiocese in Italy. • Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, 70, head of the Vatican’s culture office, has climbed into the spotlight with his “Courtyard of the Gentiles” project, an initiative to enter into dialogue with the worlds of art, culture and science – and most importantly atheists. • Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, 68, has long been considered to have the stuff of a pope – multilingual, affable and, most importantly, Benedict’s blessing. • Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, 69, head of the Vatican’s office for Eastern rite churches. Sandri earned fame as the “voice” of Pope John Paul II when the pontiff lost the ability to speak because of his Parkinson’s disease. • Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, 65, has earned praise as head of the Vatican’s office for religious congregations, even though he’s only held the job since 2011. • Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana is one of the highest-ranking African cardinals at the Vatican, currently heading the Vatican’s office for justice and peace. • Canadian Cardinal Marc Oeullet is a contender, earning the respect of his colleagues as head of the Vatican’s office for bishops, a tough and important job vetting the world’s bishops. • Americans, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Cardinal Raymond Burke, an arch-conservative and the Vatican’s top judge, are considered longshots. –The Associated Press


Marketplace Group empowering women in business

Kishwaukee Women’s Network is kicking off its 2013 year with “Negotiating from a Woman’s Advantage,” presented by Catherine Lee, president of CDL Associates. The monthly luncheon and program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Regale Center in Sycamore. “We are very excited about the direction that KWN will be taking in 2013,” Rose Treml, executive director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release. “For the next 12 months we have a series of programs geared toward empowering women initiatives. We invite you to participate in this extraordinary business development experience with an intimate group of dynamic women.” The Kishwaukee Women’s Network promotes the goals and objectives of the Sycamore Chamber and has three primary purposes. It assists businesswomen throughout the community in improving their networking capabilities and growing their business by

introducing ideas, concepts and techniques that may serve to be a great value in reaching their goals; it is a network for a more effective exchange of ideas among women in the community and the businesses or service organizations they represent; and it develops and encourages an informed viewpoint on policies and actions involving business and industry in Sycamore, DeKalb and neighboring areas. “We have an amazing group of women who support each other and offer the wisdom of their experience freely and selflessly. You will find a shared commitment to excellence in every aspect of life that is without bounds. You will find professional women who offer incredible examples of balancing their careers, faith, families and volunteerism. You will find inspiration, encouragement, mentorship and friendship,” Treml said in the release. The fee for the monthly luncheon and program is $15. Reservations are required; call the Sycamore Chamber at 815-895-3456.

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Chambers welcome U.S. Cellular

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DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen along with DeKalb and Sycamore chamber staffs and ambassadors recently cut the ribbon celebrating the new location of U.S. Cellular at 2442 Sycamore Road in the Northland Plaza, DeKalb. For more information, visit www.uscellular.com or call 815-756-2747.

Nautique Massage Therapy opens

KishHealth System honored by DeKalb Park District Cynthia N. Capek, executive director of DeKalb Park District, presented a state award to Kevin Poorten, KishHealth System president and CEO, recognizing the contributions the health system has made to the park district. The park district nominated the health system for the Community Service Award sponsored by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association and Illinois Association of Park Districts. Capek said the health system has provided ongoing support to the park district’s Movies in the Park and the DeKalb Scholarship Golf Outing. The health system also is involved in a number of community initiatives. Provided photo

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The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently welcomed Nautique Massage Therapy, 122 S. Locust St. in Sycamore. The business offers a private setting and therapists with six years of experience that are licensed and insured. Call 815-909-4596 for more information.

Lotus Spa celebrates grand opening

8BRIEFS Genoa business celebrates first year The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce will host a business after-hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26 for chamber member Beacon Counseling LLC, 113 N. Genoa St., Genoa, to celebrate its first year anniversary. The event is open to the public. Beacon Counseling provides pastoral counseling services offered by Pastor Timothy Frick. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Genoa chamber plans member luncheon

The Genoa Area Chamber will host a monthly membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at The Oak Club of Genoa, 11770 Ellwood Greens Road. Titled “Expo Booth Tips 101,” this luncheon will offer tips for expo booth owners as well as chamber member businesses to help market their business and expo booth. Cost of the presentation and luncheon is $10 for members and $15 for member guests. For reservations, call 815-7842212 or email the chamber at genoachamber@gmail.com.

RAMP staff changes set

RAMP recently announced a new appointment and four new employees. Jackie Nieman Sundquist, formerly the finance/human resources director, has been hired as RAMP’s services director. Mary Ann Matus has been named as human resources manager and Chris Quinn as finance manager. A newly added position, iBel-

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MOI offers services in Sandwich Midwest Orthopaedic Institute is now offering its full service line-up in Sandwich and ap-

pointments are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Services available in the Sandwich facility include rheumatology, routine podiatry, surgical podiatry, and general orthopaedic care, as well as subspecialty orthopedic care for foot/ankle, shoulder/elbow, sports medicine, and joints. Several MOI physicians and surgeons are offering new patient appointments in the Sandwich location. MOI’s Sandwich clinic is located at 1310 N. Main St., in the medical office building behind Valley West Community Hospital.

Meet 2012-2013 Class Member

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State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors celebrate the grand opening of the new Lotus Spa at Bethany Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3298 Resource Parkway in DeKalb. For more information, visit www.bethanynursingrehab.com or call 815-756-5526.

MANDY KAKAC Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists Mandy Kakac joined Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists as a physical therapist in January of 2012. She enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and working with patients of all ages. Mandy primarily works out of the Resource Parkway clinic in DeKalb. She also travels DeKalb County providing in-home therapy for those unable to safely leave their home. Mandy is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Mandy is a 2004 graduate of Indianola High School in Indianola, Iowa. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. While at Wartburg she also played collegiate softball. She then was accepted into the physical therapy program at the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, Mandy was able to complete internships in neurorehabilitation, pediatric, and orthopedic settings. She was able to complete these internships in Arizona, Minnesota, and Illinois. Mandy graduated in December of 2011 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Mandy currently resides in DeKalb. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, exploring the numerous shopping opportunities the area has to offer, sampling Ollieʼs Frozen Custard, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. She is enjoying getting to know more about the DeKalb and Sycamore community and looks forward to serving the community through the DeKalb Leadership Academy and into the future.


Opinions

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8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

State’s waste robs public of real benefits

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Negotiating with Quinn To the Editor: We support collective bargaining rights in Illinois. Unions representing state employees are currently in negotiations with the Quinn administration for contracts covering more than 40,000 state employees. Gov. Quinn has refused to honor pay increases negotiated in the last collective bargaining agreement despite an arbitrator’s ruling that this clearly violates

the union contract. On Nov. 20, 2012, Quinn acted unilaterally and without any cause to terminate the state’s contract with AFSCME, the largest state employee union. The governor seems to be seeking to sabotage collective bargaining and to deprive state employees of union rights and protections on the job. Our state employees are a vital part of our community who help preserve public safety, protect our natural resources, provide

assistance in emergencies and disasters, aid the elderly and disabled, and much more. A fair wage earned by state employees is a vital element that helps to sustain our local economy. The right to collective bargaining is fundamental to a free and open society and should not be arbitrarily abrogated. Quinn must immediately rescind his order to terminate the state’s contract with AFSCME and to negotiate in

good faith with all of the unions representing state workers to reach fair settlements. AFSCME Local 813 City of DeKalb, Local 963 Northern Illinois University, Local 3537 DeKalb County, and Local 3957 City of Sycamore, support state workers in our communities in their fight for fair contracts with the State of Illinois. Darlene Seilheimer President, AFSCME Local 963 317 S. Franklin Ave. Polo, IL 61064

Obama treading dangerous global path

There were two extraordinary disclosures in Thursday’s testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee. One is that there was no communication between them and Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the seven hours of Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were attacked and murdered in Benghazi. This is a vivid contrast with those photos we’ve seen of the president and his leading advisers watching the video of the attack on Osama bin Laden. At a 5 p.m. meeting, when it was first known that Stevens was under attack, Obama did issue Panetta and Dempsey a directive to do whatever they could to protect him. And then left the matter, in Panetta’s words, “up to us.” After the meeting, according to White House records, Obama did have a one-hour phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a phone call The Weekly Standard editor William Kristol has called “non-urgent, politically useful.” But he apparently wasn’t curious about what was happening in Benghazi. He wasn’t too concerned either the next morning, when after the first murder of a U.S. ambassador in 33 years he jetted off on a four-hour ride to a campaign event in Las Vegas. I don’t think you have to be a Republican partisan to consider that unseemly. Obama’s odd response to the Benghazi attack and the efforts, surely choreographed by his White House, to attribute it to a spontaneous response to an anti-Muslim video suggest that his first priority was winning re-election – and that

VIEWS Michael Barone Benghazi was an irritant that must not be allowed to stand in the way. The other disclosure in the testimony of Panetta and Dempsey was that they, Secretary Clinton and CIA Director David Petraeus all backed aid to the Syrian rebels and that the president decided against it. Of course, that was his decision to make under the Constitution. And there are reasonable arguments against involvement. We could end up aiding the wrong rebels. We could get sucked into a quagmire. We have seen in chaotic Libya and in the fighting in neighboring Mali and the hostage-taking in Algeria negative developments that have flowed from our “leading from behind” support of those seeking to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi. But there are also arguments for aiding the Syrian rebels if, as Obama stated months ago, you want to see the regime of Bashir Assad ousted from power in a country far more strategically located than Libya. If you want to reduce the bloodshed going on now for more than a year. Evidently those arguments weren’t persuasive to Obama. On Syria, he chose to lead from very far behind. “This now looks increasingly like a historic mistake,” writes Walter Russell Mead in his invaluable American Interest blog, and not just because it helps the rebels aligned with Islamist terrorist groups. “Iran seems much less worried about what this administration might do to it,” Mead writes. “The mullahs seem to believe

that faced with a tough decision, the White House blinked.” And, he adds, “both the Israelis and the Sunni Arab states have smelled the same weakness.” The two disclosures Thursday came at a time when other presidential actions sent a similar message. One was the withdrawal of one of the two aircraft carriers scheduled to patrol the Persian Gulf. The other was the nomination to be secretary of defense of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a longtime opponent of not only military action but also economic sanctions against Iran. The Hagel nomination was baffling. Most incoming secretaries of defense in the past 40 years have had extensive experience in the Pentagon, at the White House or on the congressional armed services committees. Hagel has none of these. And, as he admitted at the end of a confirmation hearing, when he misstated administration policy, “There are a lot of things I don’t know about.” “A decade of war is ending,” Barack Obama declared in his second inaugural. His response to Benghazi, his decision on Syria and his nomination of Hagel suggest he thinks he can draw down our forces and avoid military conflict. But weakness is provocative and retreat invites attack. Threats abound – Iran, North Korea, China versus Japan. Obama’s moves may end up making war more likely, not less.

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

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Gov. Pat Quinn pointed out in his State of the State speech Wednesday that the Illinois public pension system, left unreformed, “is squeezing out education, public safety, and other vital services to the tune of $17 million a day.” $17 million a day. That figure has been used by Quinn and his people for a while now. $17 million a day. It’s money taken from important programs and fed into the yawning chasm that is the debt-ridden public pension system. In abstract terms, $17 For the record million sounds like a pittance, compared with In abstract terms, $17 the almost $100 billion in million sounds like a unfunded contributions that pittance, compared with the state owes the pension the almost $100 billion in system. unfunded contributions That $17 million also that the state owes the sounds like a pittance compared with the $9 billion pension system. that the state owes in unpaid bills to vendors and service providers. But let’s bring that $17 million figure closer to home. The voter-rejected referendum in 2010 to build a bigger, better Hopkins Pool in DeKalb was for $15 million, less than a day’s worth of crowded-out spending. Two days of that spending would be enough to cover the $24 million cost of the major expansion planned for DeKalb’s Haish Memorial Library and the $10 million upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant in Sycamore ($10 million), where residents could be facing an increase in their water and sewer bills. The new residence halls at Northern Illinois University cost $80 million to build. It would take almost an full work week to accumulate enough money to pay that tab. It would take less than a half day to cover the combined budget deficits expected this year in the DeKalb ($2.3 million), Sycamore ($2.6 million), and Genoa-Kingston ($1 million) school districts. It’s also about $170 a day for every person living in DeKalb County. To the muckety-mucks who run state government, losing $17 million a day apparently does not represent a large enough crisis to act swiftly and decisively to halt it. Quinn set deadlines in August and again in January for the Legislature to act. Nothing happened. Meanwhile, at $17 million a day, the pension crisis continues to squeeze money out of the state budget. Illinois’ financial status gets worse and worse. And state representatives, state senators and the governor continue to dither. Why don’t they act? That’s the $17-million-a-day question.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

We can live without Saturday delivery

Could you live without mail today? A national poll in June found that 70 percent of Americans can. The New York Times/CBS News phone survey of 900 Americans showed overwhelming support for dropping Saturday and proceeding with five-day delivery. Last week, the U.S. Postal Service listened to that feedback and announced a move to five-day letter delivery beginning in August. Package delivery will continue on Saturday. The cuts are expected to save about $2 billion annually for an operation that lost $15.9 billion last year. So no matter what people think of Saturday service, more cuts are coming. But we’ll live. We have to regard the end of Saturday delivery as a business decision, not a government cutback. Mail volume has declined steadily since 2000, with 2012 deliveries at the lowest level since 1984. Those market forces contributed to a record $15.9 billion net loss for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. With rapidly declining volume and ample private alternatives, the Postal Service needs to operate differently. It needs fewer standalone offices and fewer employees to provide 21st century service far different from its historical model. We’re hearing congressional rumblings to block the Postal Service’s necessary business decision. Congress is adept at rumbling. It struggles with budgeting. Congress could keep Saturday delivery by carving at least $2 billion a year from schools, defense, disaster recovery or any other federal program. So ignore those Capitol Hill rumbles until they come with a specific funding plan. Then decide: Is the contents of your mailbox today worth $2 billion in federal cuts elsewhere? Quad City (Davenport, Iowa) Times

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Take 2: Ross Jacobson and Steve Nitz discuss the DeKalb girls basketball team’s No. 2 seed – fair of unfair? – in the Class 4A Belvidere North Regional. PAGE B3

SECTION B * Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

CLASS 1A ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SECTIONAL

H-BR turns in best performance in semis By STEVE NITZ AP photo

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training New Marlins manager Mike Redmond arrived at his office at 5 a.m. Monday ready to go long before the Florida sun was shining, his thoughts already on a date 254 days from now: Game 1 of the World Series. Ah, spring training. When all 30 teams still are contenders. “Everybody’s excited,” Redmond said in Jupiter. “Obviously, we’ve got a tremendous opportunity for guys in this camp and I think everybody realizes that. It’s a fresh start.” From a chilly and damp Phoenix, Ariz., to balmy Kissimmee, Fla., pitchers and catchers for 10 teams reported to training camp Monday, taking physicals, meeting new teammates and, in some cases, managers and coaches. The pop of fastballs in mitts, they could be heard, too. Many eager players have been working out “informally” for weeks on minor league fields – position players don’t report for several more days, and all teams will be in full swing by the weekend. In Tampa, Fla., Yankees captain Derek Jeter ran on a treadmill for the first time since breaking his ankle on Oct. 13, a big step toward reaching his goal of being in New York’s Opening Day lineup April 1 against Boston in the Bronx. – Wire report

Royals all season. There was Abbie Tosch scoring a gamehigh 19 points in the post, JacMonday’s Semifinals queline Madden taking care of Hinckley-Big Rock ........................... 42 the ball against the Panthers’ Putnam County................................ 30 press and Lauren Paver forcAnnawan........................................... 46 ing turnovers. On Thursday, a Royals team Newark ...............................................21 nobody expected to get this Thursday’s Championship far, will play for a sectional Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Annawan, championship. H-BR will take 7:30 p.m. on Annawan, a 46-21 winner over Newark in Monday’s oth• Winner advances to the er semifinal, at 7:30 p.m. The Bloomington Super-Sectional Bravettes beat the Royals in the semifinals of last year’s Class Kyle Bursaw – kbursaw@shawmedia.com into a track meet with the 1A Varna Midland Sectional. Panthers. “We did a very good job of Hinckley-Big Rock’s Abbie Tosch snags a pass under the basket during To Burks, it also was anoth- executing what we needed to the second quarter of Hinckley-Big Rock’s 40-32 victory over Putnam County in a Class 1A Illinois Valley Community College Sectional semier group effort, something that See ROYALS, page B2 has been consistent with the final Monday in Oglesby.

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snitz@shawmedia.com OGLESBY – Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball coach Greg Burks couldn’t have been more proud of his team’s performance in Monday’s 42-30 sectional semifinal win over Putnam County. Burks said his Royals had possibly their best defensive effort of the season in the Class 1A Illinois Valley Community College Sectional, taking smart gambles to force turnovers and playing good help defense. H-BR also maintained the tempo the way Burks wanted, keeping it steady and not getting

“I DON’T LIKE IT. BUT I KNOW IT’S TIME.” Denny Heins 50-year veteran basketball referee on retiring

REFEREE’S FINAL CALL Denny Heins referees during a sophomore girls basketball game Thursday in Sycamore. Heins, who has been refereeing basketball for 50 years, is retiring.

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Anaheim at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m., CSN Owners of the longest streak without a regulation loss to start a season, the Ducks (8-2-1) have a chance to end the Hawks’ pursuit of that record. The Hawks (10-0-2) return home from a road trip looking for a fifth consecutive victory tonight against the surging Ducks, who went an NHL-record 12-0-4 to open its 200607 Stanley Cup championship season.

Also on TV... Men’s basketball Kentucky at Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN Seton Hall at Rutgers, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Indiana St. at Missouri St., 7 p.m., CSN+ Michigan at Michigan St., 8 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Women’s gymnastics Penn St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m., BTN

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IS HIS HARDEST Denny Heins, 76, decides to hang up whistle after 50 years By ANTHONY ZILIS

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sports@daily-chronicle.com SYCAMORE – Denny Heins’ knees were talking to him. They told him it was time to quit officiating high school games after 50 years, even though he’s not ready to give up the only constant of his adult life. They told him that after pounding hard courts for most of his 76 years, they can’t take the constant bone-onbone grinding, night after night, even though his mind still is sharp and the rest of his body is willing and able to keep going. “I don’t like it,” the 76-year-old said short-

For more on referee Denny Heins, including video of his last game at Sycamore High School, log on to daily-chronicle.com/ dcpreps. ly after he refereed his last high school game Thursday night, a sophomore girls basketball game at Sycamore. “But I know it’s time.” In all other respect, Heins is in wonderful shape for a man in his mid-70s. His eyes

still are able to see behind a pair of glasses that extend from his brow to his cheekbone, which spectators, no doubt, have told him to replace more than a few times. The legs and arms that carried him to fifth place in the decathlon in an Armed Services track meet in Los Angeles during his days in the Air Force still are able to carry him down the floor with a slight spring in his step. The only visible evidence of his age are his wrinkled skin and his white hair, which forms a ring around his head and a small tuft in the middle.

See HEINS, page B3

SPURS 103, BULLS 89

Loss doesn’t tarnish terrific run CHICAGO – It’s time to update a classic board game that many of us played as kids. Operation: Bulls edition. Step 1: Draw a stick figure. Step 2: Mark an “X” on the stick figure’s left foot, right foot, right ankle, left knee, right hamstring, right hip, right elbow and stomach. All set? You have accounted for each of the Bulls’ injuries through three-fifths of the season. A couple of months remain for the Bulls to complete the challenge by adding a left arm and a face

VIEWS Tom Musick (OK, hopefully not a face) to their ever-increasing list of injuries and illnesses. Yet the Bulls keep winning. It wasn’t the case Monday. The Bulls lost by 14 points to the San Antonio Spurs, who also played shorthanded because of injuries. The loss was disappointing, but hardly a crisis. Next, the Bulls will carry a 30-

21 record to Boston on Wednesday for their final game before the All-Star break. The Bulls trail the Indiana Pacers by one game in the Central Division, and a first-place finish would guarantee a top-three playoff seed. It’s crazy, really, when you think about it. The Bulls have collected an assortment of table scraps and created a fancy restaurant. Please pass the peanut shells. You don’t like to eat the crust? The Bulls will take it.

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Bulls center Joakim Noah (right) loses control of the ball as Spurs power forward Matt Bonner plays defense during the first half of the Bulls’ 103-89 loss Monday night at the United Center. The game story on Page B2.


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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY

Boys Basketball Polo at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Plano at Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at RichmondBurton, 7 p.m. DeKalb at La Salle-Peru, 7 p.m. Kaneland at St. Charles North, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Class 3A Burlington Central Regional: Sycamore vs. Hampshire, quarterfinal, 6 p.m. Class 3A Burlington Central Regional: Kaneland vs. Sandwich, quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m. Class 4A Belvidere North Regional: DeKalb vs. Huntley, semifinal, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Girls Basketball Class 1A Oglesby (at Illinois Valley College) Sectional: HinckleyBig Rock vs. Annawan, championship, 7:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORT G-K girls basketball team’s season ends The Genoa-Kingston girls basketball team’s season ended with a 51-18 loss to RichmondBurton in the Class 3A Woodstock Regional quarterfinals. Andrea Strohamier and Kate Thurlby each had five points for the Cogs. “We had trouble putting the ball in the hole all night,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said. “Even though we had a pretty season, they were never short on effort, which I appreciated as a coach.”

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SPURS 103, BULLS 89

San Antonio bests Bulls Spurs win with their top 3 stars on the bench By JAY COHEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Kawhi Leonard had a career-high 26 points and Danny Green scored 18 on Monday night, helping the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Bulls, 103-89, without their three biggest stars. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Next Ginobili all were out with at Boston, injuries, and swingman Ste6:30 p.m. Wednesday, phen Jackson CSN, AM-1000 a l s o m i s s e d the game because of “personal business,” according to the team. And the NBA-best Spurs still had enough talent to beat one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams in its building. Gary Neal and Tiago Splitter had 16 points apiece for

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Bulls forward Luol Deng (right) splits the defense of Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) and Kawhi Leonard during the first half of Monday night’s game at the United Center. San Antonio, which improved the league’s best road record to 19-10. Nando De Colo, subbing for Parker, had nine points and seven assists in his second career start. Nate Robinson scored 20 points and Richard Hamilton had 16 for the Bulls, who were

coming off a 3-3 road trip – their longest of the season. Carlos Boozer added 14 points and All-Star Joakim Noah pulled down 15 rebounds despite a nagging right foot injury. San Antonio led by 14 at three different points in the third quarter, but Robinson led the Bulls back. The streaky point guard converted a twisting reverse layup to trim the Spurs’ lead to 73-69 with 56 seconds left in the period. The Bulls pulled within one in the fourth before the Spurs began to pull away. Boris Diaw had a three-point play and Leonard converted a layup in a 7-0 surge that made it 89-78 with 5:55 to go. Parker had 29 points and 11 assists in the Spurs’ 111-86 victory at Brooklyn on Sunday night, but coach Gregg Popovich said his right knee became swollen during the game. Parker is having an MVP-type of season, averaging 20.7 points and 7.7 assists a game. “I’m not going to chance it with three (games) in four nights and a back-to-back and what he’s been doing for us,” Popovich said. “It’s kind of ignorant to say ‘That’s OK, go out there anyway.’ ”

Chronicle, HuskieWire.com earn multimedia honors The Daily Chronicle and HuskieWire.com took two of the top 10 places in the 2012 Associated Press Sports Editors contest Multimedia Division on Monday. HuskieWire.com won for its Northern Illinois Orange Bowl preview video breaking down the numbers between Florida State and NIU, and also was honored for a feature video on junior quarterback Jordan Lynch and his statistics midway through the 2012 season. This is the first time the Daily Chronicle and its websites have been honored by the APSE for multimedia entries. The Daily Chronicle competed in the division for websites under 500,000 unique visitors a month.

Hairston, Cubs finalize $5M, 2-year contract MESA, Ariz. – Outfielder Scott Hairston and the Cubs have finalized a two-year contract. The 32-year-old Hairston hit .263 with a career-high 20 homers, 57 RBIs and 25 doubles last year in his second season with the New York Mets. He also has played for Arizona (2004-07), San Diego (2007-09, 2010) and Oakland (2009) during a nine-year big league career. Hairston has a .247 career average with 95 homers and 279 RBIs.

Bears sign CB Lewis LAKE FOREST – The Bears announced Monday that they signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis. Lewis, who turns 24 on Sunday, played eight games with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, finished with an interception and four tackles. He also averaged 21.2 yards on five kickoff returns The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Lewis was let go by Tampa Bay in December.

Rape trial begins for ex-Montana quarterback MISSOULA, Mont. – The rape trial of a former University of Montana quarterback is about a woman who was betrayed by someone she trusted, not about the school’s football program, a prosecutor said Monday in his opening statement. Jordan Johnson’s attorney responded that the woman wanted a relationship with the “star quarterback,” then made false accusations when one did not develop after the two had consensual sex. – From staff, wire reports

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Hinckley-Big Rock’s Jacqueline Madden puts up a shot in the face of Putnam County’s Stephanie Wilson in the third quarter of Hinckley-Big Rock’s 40-32 victory over Putnam County in a Class 1A Illinois Valley Community College semifinal Monday night in Oglesby.

H-BR will play for 4th title in 5 years • ROYALS

Continued from page B1 do to win the basketball game, and I’m just so pleased with this team, that we can move on and be one of the last 16 teams playing,” Burks said. “There’s a lot of good teams and a lot of good players that are not going to be in this position.” Putnam County (24-5) utilized its press early, just like Burks expected. But Madden, the main point guard for the Royals (18-12), brought the ball up relatively mistake-free and H-BR set up its offense, taking its time but not stalling. It was Tosch who was the go-to player for the Royals in

the post. She had two early baskets and never really stopped scoring. “When I came into this game, I knew that we had to get in the flow of the game. Everyone had to get shots up,” Tosch said. “And once we get shots up, we get in the flow of things. So when I got those first two shots, I knew this was the time to keep going, keep that consistency. It’s momentum.” Madden said Tosch’s scoring presence helped open up the offense for the rest of the Royals. Paver added 14 points for H-BR, and Madden finished with six. “It was great, because if [Tosch] went out, we could

cut, and if she was in [the post], we could usually get her the ball,” Madden said. “And she finished. She finished tonight.” The Panthers got momentum early in the second half with 3-pointers from Daniela Pavlovich and Stephanie Wilson, but H-BR withstood the rally, and the game never was in doubt during the fourth quarter. H-BR, a team with only two seniors in Tosch and Bridgette Edmeier, on Thursday will play for its fourth sectional title in the past five years. “This is great,” Madden said. “I didn’t play a lot last year but this is awesome, to play and be a part of this.”

Popovich not surprised by Bulls’ success • MUSICK

Continued from page B1 As Homer Simpson never said, “Mmmm. Crussst.” Minus point guard Derrick Rose, the Bulls signed veteran free agents such as Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli and Kirk Hinrich to bargain-priced deals to fill the void. There’s a reason why players such as Robinson and Belinelli were available. Nobody else wanted them. As Rose focused on his comeback – he’s getting closer – the injury bug snacked on items like Luol Deng’s right hamstring, Richard Hamilton’s left foot and Joakim Noah’s right foot. Yet, by and large, the Bulls keep winning. Everyone has been surprised by the Bulls’ success without Rose. Well, almost everyone. “I’m not surprised a lick,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said before Monday’s game. Really? Not even a miniature stamp lick? Nope. Nothing surprised him when it came to Tom Thibodeau, a one-time Spurs assistant. “I think ‘blue collar’ is the first thing that comes to my mind,” Popovich said. “[Thibodeau is] somebody who is tough, demanding, committed. [He] knows exactly what wins, knows what has to be there, and will make sure that he gets that.” If almost any other coach offered such praise, it would be filed in the “nice words” category. From Popovich, it means something more. No active coach in any of the four major sports has been in his position as long as Popovich, who is in his 17th season leading the Spurs. Popovich has guided the small-market Spurs to four NBA championships and an 888-411 regular-season record during an era when many of the league’s star players have gravitated to bright lights and big cities. In many ways, the Spurs are the Western Conference version of the Bulls. They play hard and they stay disciplined. They battle through injuries. They have some great players, yes, but they lack the star power of teams such as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. Given a choice, it’s apparent that Thibodeau would prefer to follow the Spurs blueprint rather than the Heat blueprint. He described the Spurs as the “gold standard” and said he hoped that the Bulls were on the same track toward perennial success. “They have great leadership, they have a system, and they’re so consistent,” Thibodeau said. “It’s amazing when you study them, you see what they do at home, what they do on the road, what they do with guys out. It’s a machine. … “They’re a lot more than two players or three players.” So are the Bulls. But one player – Rose – represents the greatest hope for winning a seventh championship in franchise history. He’ll keep working on his recovery, and the Bulls will keep competing with an eye toward the playoffs. “Hopefully,” Thibodeau said, “we’re playing our best basketball at the end, and we’re as healthy as possible.” Call it a hunch, but I think they’ll keep winning.

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AP MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL

Indiana remains No. 1 despite loss to Illinois By JIM O’CONNELL The Associated Press Indiana coach Tom Crean used an analogy to the state’s second favorite sport after the Hoosiers remained No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for a second straight week. It had been more than a month since a team managed to stay on top, and Indiana broke that trend despite losing a game last week, leading Crean to bring up auto racing.

“I had a good friend tell me that in-season rankings are the barometer of representing what lane you’re in and the direction and how far you are moving towards your goals,” Crean said Monday. “We want to stay in the left lane and keep working on our team and pace because we know there are quite a few others in the left lane as well.” The Hoosiers (21-3) lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at then-No.10 Ohio State on

Sunday. In a week when four of the top five teams and six of the top 10 lost, it was enough to keep the No. 1 ranking. “They were really disappointed on Thursday night. And instead of carrying that disappointment into a woe-isme mentality, they really did trigger how to get better. And I think it was in the sense of closing games,” Crean said. “I think there was a different level, a sense of urgency because of the way we didn’t

finish it off, combined with the fact that we knew we were playing a team that it is outstanding.” This ends a stretch of five consecutive weeks with a new No. 1, two weeks short of the longest such stretch in 1993-94. Duke started the run followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana. The Hoosiers received 26 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct 31 21 .596 30 21 .588 25 25 .500 20 33 .377 16 36 .308 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 32 17 .653 Brooklyn 30 22 .577 Boston 27 24 .529 Philadelphia 22 28 .440 Toronto 19 32 .373 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 34 14 .708 Atlanta 28 22 .560 Washington 15 35 .300 Orlando 15 36 .294 Charlotte 12 39 .235 Indiana Bulls Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 41 12 .774 Memphis 32 18 .640 Houston 28 25 .528 Dallas 22 29 .431 New Orleans 18 34 .346 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 39 12 .765 Denver 33 19 .635 Utah 28 24 .538 Portland 25 26 .490 Minnesota 19 30 .388 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 37 17 .685 Golden State 30 21 .588 L.A. Lakers 24 28 .462 Sacramento 19 33 .365 Phoenix 17 35 .327

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Monday’s Results San Antonio 103, Bulls 89 Minnesota 100, Cleveland 92 Charlotte 94, Boston 91 L.A. Clippers 107, Philadelphia 90 Brooklyn 89, Indiana 84 (OT) New Orleans 105, Detroit 86 Washington 102, Milwaukee 90 Atlanta 105, Dallas 101 Today’s Games Denver at Toronto, 6 p.m. Portland at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games San Antonio at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m. Bulls at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 12 10 0 2 22 Detroit 12 7 4 1 15 Nashville 12 5 3 4 14 St. Louis 12 6 5 1 13 Columbus 13 4 7 2 10 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 11 7 2 2 16 Edmonton 12 5 4 3 13 Minnesota 11 5 5 1 11 Calgary 9 3 4 2 8 Colorado 10 4 6 0 8 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 11 8 2 1 17 San Jose 12 7 3 2 16 Dallas 12 6 5 1 13 Phoenix 12 5 5 2 12 Los Angeles 11 4 5 2 10

GF GA 42 25 33 32 24 26 39 40 30 41 GF GA 33 24 28 30 24 29 25 33 21 26 GF GA 39 31 36 28 26 28 32 33 26 32

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 12 8 1 3 19 33 24 Pittsburgh 13 8 5 0 16 41 32 N.Y. Rangers 11 6 5 0 12 29 27 Philadelphia 13 5 7 1 11 31 38 N.Y. Islanders 12 4 7 1 9 36 43 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 10 8 1 1 17 29 21 Toronto 13 8 5 0 16 39 33 Ottawa 12 6 4 2 14 31 23 Montreal 11 6 4 1 13 31 30 Buffalo 13 5 7 1 11 39 46 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 11 6 4 1 13 34 34 Tampa Bay 11 6 5 0 12 43 32 Winnipeg 11 5 5 1 11 30 37 Florida 11 4 6 1 9 25 40 Washington 12 3 8 1 7 30 41 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Monday’s Results Toronto 5, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 6, N.Y. Islanders 4 Columbus 6, San Jose 2 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 1 Phoenix at Colorado (n) Minnesota at Calgary (n) Today’s Games Carolina at New Jersey, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.

NCAA BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 POLL

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with irst-place votes in parentheses, records through Sunday, total points based on 25 points for a irst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (26) 21-3 1,559 1 2. Duke (20) 21-2 1,515 4 3. Miami (17) 19-3 1,499 8 4. Michigan 21-3 1,428 3 5. Gonzaga (2) 23-2 1,371 6 6. Syracuse 20-3 1,293 9 7. Florida 19-3 1,286 2 8. Michigan St. 20-4 1,178 12 9. Arizona 20-3 1,062 7 10. Kansas St. 19-4 1,012 13 11. Butler 20-4 943 14 12. Louisville 19-5 842 11 13. Ohio St. 17-6 828 10 14. Kansas 19-4 823 5 15. Georgetown 17-4 679 20 16. Pittsburgh 20-5 591 23 17. Oklahoma St. 17-5 587 22 18. Marquette 17-5 493 24 19. New Mexico 20-4 433 15 20. Wisconsin 17-7 305 — 21. Notre Dame 19-5 264 25 22. Memphis 20-3 193 — 23. Oregon 19-5 137 19 24. Colorado St. 19-4 125 — 25. Kentucky 17-6 87 — Others receiving votes: Minnesota 80, Missouri 69, Cincinnati 68, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 62, Creighton 56, San Diego St. 53, Louisiana Tech 43, VCU 35, Saint Louis 34, Illinois 26, NC State 24, Akron 12, UCLA 8, UNLV 6, Indiana St. 5, Virginia 4, Wichita St. 3, Belmont 2, Mississippi 1, Oklahoma 1.


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Ross Jacobson and Steve Nitz face off

Barbs’ No. 2 seed in regional questionable

Daily Chronicle sports edi- Class 4A Belvidere tor Ross Jacobson and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their North Regional days covering the area’s sports Monday’s Quarterfinal scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local (4) Rockford East ............................ 74 (5) Rockford Jefferson.................... 33 sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they disToday’s Semifinals cuss the DeKalb girls basket(1) Belvidere North vs. (4) Rockford ball team’s regional seed. East, 6 p.m.

(2) DeKalb vs. (3) Huntley, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

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season started Monday for our local Class 3A and 4A girls basketball teams, but the brackets already had been set for almost a month. The regionals (or sectionals in some cases) for each class originally are grouped by geography, teams then are given seeds determined by their season resumé and record. While the seeding usually doesn’t breed much controversy, this season I thought DeKalb receiving a No. 2 seed in the Class 4A Belvidere North Regional was dumbfounding. What were your initial thoughts when you saw the Barbs were given the No. 2 seed behind Belvidere North? Nitz: I was shocked. DeKalb had a great season, and the Barbs weren’t afraid to schedule tough opponents, taking on two defending state champions, Whitney Young and Montini, and playing a number of other 4A teams. Meanwhile, Belvidere North has a worse record than the Barbs, and didn’t have as tough of a schedule. Ross, do you think DeKalb deserved the top seed? Also, would you do anything to change the seeding process? Jacobson: When the season summary forms were due in late January, DeKalb was ranked No. 9 or No. 10 in The Associated Press’ Class 4A poll and had only three losses, two of which came to the aforementioned Whitney Young and Montini teams. The Barbs also were undefeated in the Northern Illinois Big 12. Meanwhile, Belvidere North wasn’t receiving any votes in the AP poll and had five losses. I don’t think there’s any question DeKalb deserved the top seed. As to how the seeding is done, it’s an interesting process. Each school in the regional gets one vote to rank the other teams in their regional, but they cannot rank their own team. As I noted before, rarely do I see anything that clearly is out of the line. It’s an easy process and most of the time yields fair results. The only other possible procedure

I can think of is to have an independent committee by the IHSA do all of the seeding, but that would be time consuming considering the number of sports the IHSA sponsors. Overall, I think the way seeding is handled is fine. It’s just unfortunate that DeKalb did not end up as the No. 1 seed. Your thoughts? Nitz: My biggest problem with the seeding process is how teams are ranked two weeks before the season ends. It doesn’t make any sense, especially because most teams are seeded in a regional, and already know where they’re going to end up. A lot can happen during the final two weeks of the season, which certainly could play a factor in seeding. To me, a good solution would be to have the regular season end the Friday before regionals, and have the coaches meet in person to rank the teams the next day. I also would love to see every sectional seeded to balance the different regionals. I’d rather have the top teams in each sectional meeting as late as possible. Jacobson: Some sectionals in the Chicago suburbs are ranked and then teams are assigned to regionals accordingly. But there would be huge travel issues if that were the case for every sectional. Could you imagine Hononegah having to travel 90 minutes one way to Streamwood and then possibly do it again a couple days later? The big consequence for DeKalb is the Barbs will have to face a tough Huntley squad in the regional semifinals. The Red Raiders feature two quality post players in Sam and Ali Andrews along with veteran senior guard Haley Ream. But inevitably, the best teams rise to the top. And to get where the Barbs want to go – the state finals – they’ll have to beat these teams at some point in the playoffs no matter what their initial ranking is.

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But at night, when his knees ache so much that he tosses and turns throughout his four-or-so hours of sleep, he realizes his body never would forgive him if he continues to punish it. “God has blessed me with no other physical defects other than my body is just wearing out,” said Heins, a Malta native and former point guard who only stopped playing recreational basketball three years ago. Throughout his adult life, Heins has been in the Air Force, he’s been an inventory clerk, an RC Cola salesman, a part-time janitor and he’s been unemployed. He’s worked at campgrounds in Michigan and Illinois, a golf course, at Northern Illinois University and a mental health center. He’s been married twice and had two kids 20 years apart, both of whom are basketball referees. Throughout that time, basketball officiating has been the only constant in the Heins’ life. “You might have a rough day at work, but then you can go out and referee and you might have something exciting happen, and you can watch some good players play ball,” Heins said. “It takes your mind off of the troubles that you might have had at work. There’s always a constant that you love the game of basketball. You go out and do the best job you can do and it takes your mind off of any problems you might have.” Friends have a hard time believing Heins really is retiring. His daughter, Molly, had always assumed he’d officiate until he died and was shocked when her brother, Jeff, who lives in Colorado, broke the news to her. Soon after they heard, Jeff and Molly began planning a surprise for their father.

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Denny heins, who retired from refereeing high school basketball after 50 years, is flanked by his son, Jeff, and daughter, Molly. Jeff and Molly – also referees – surprised their father recently by joining him on the court for a game in streator. Denny posted on Facebook the next day: “Dreams really do come true.” Heins planned on the Sycamore-DeKalb girls game at the Convocation Center on Jan. 25 being his grand finale, with a few smaller games thereafter being afterthoughts. But Jeff and Molly had other ideas. The day after the Sycamore-DeKalb game, Denny and Molly were to ref a girls varsity game at Streator. Molly had worked with the school, the state and the referee assigners to certify Jeff as a referee in Illinois, assign him to the game in Streator while keeping it a secret from Denny. About 15 minutes before tip-off, Jeff, who had flown in from Colorado unbeknownst to Denny, walked into the locker room. “Need a third?” Jeff said. “I lost it,” Denny said almost a week later with tears in his eyes. Officials rarely are the center of attention, especially in a positive light. But when Denny and his two children walked out onto the

court, about 45 friends and family members stood up and cheered. As he stood at center court during a short announcement about his career, he began to cry, and he turned away from the crowd. Then Jeff began to cry. Then tears began forming in Molly’s eyes, and they all stood with their backs to the crowd. Aside from a short ovation the night before, this was the first time Denny had been applauded in 50 years. At the end of the game, he was so choked up, he couldn’t blow his whistle to end the game. “Because it was the end of the game, he couldn’t do it,” Jeff said. “I could tell it was catching up with him. Our three-person game was done, and I think that hit him. He just realized that, ‘Oh, the game is done. No more blowing whistles.’ ” After the game ended, his Facebook page read: “Dreams really do come true.”

Thursday’s game was more typical. Aside from an argument over a box-outturned-foul, the game was bereft of controversy. No one stood and applauded him, although he did chat with a few old friends. There was no announcement before or after the contest about his career. He entered the court and left in relative anonymity. The final game of Heins’ career was nothing special. But then again, he didn’t get into officiating for accolades or applause. “It’s about helping the kids mature, learning how to win, learning how to lose,” Heins said. “Everything doesn’t go the exact way you want to go all the time. The kids learn, and you’re there to help them grow up. Sometimes you get penalized, even when you don’t think you deserve it. ... Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose because the referee didn’t see it the way you saw it. You learn to live with that.”


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Boyfriend feels betrayed to learn of abortion

Dear Abby: I just found out that my girlfriend of nearly four years had an abortion when she was in high school. I overheard her during a conversation she was having with someone. I later asked her what was implied when the name of her ex-boyfriend from high school was brought up. She proceeded to tell me what had happened and then said, “I never told you that?” Obviously, she never mentioned it to me because I certainly would have remembered something of that magnitude. My reaction is feelings of disgust, betrayal and of having been lied to. Am I overreacting or are my feelings warranted? – Feels Betrayed in Connecticut Dear Feels Betrayed: That depends upon whether you ever

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips had a conversation with your girlfriend about her sexual history during which you were supposed to tell each other “everything.” If so, then the omission was deliberate. If not, she was under no obligation to reveal that she had terminated a pregnancy during high school. Abortion is a deeply personal and often complex decision for women. Ultimately, I am told, most women feel a sense of relief after an abortion. However, many do not feel that it is something to celebrate and may not be comfortable sharing that they

have had one. Dear Abby: My husband gives me gift cards for my birthday and special occasions, but with it comes, “I want to know everything you buy!” I tell him it’s a gift and I shouldn’t HAVE to tell him what I use it for. If I do tell him what I bought, he invariably฀says,฀“Did฀you฀really฀ need that?” It ruins the whole thing for me when I must reveal what I bought with the card. So who’s right – he or I? – Reluctant฀Recipient฀in฀Alaska Dear Reluctant Recipient: You are, for the reason you stated. The object of a gift is to bring pleasure, and there are few comments your husband could make that would put a bigger damper on your purchase฀than,฀“Do฀you฀really฀

need that?” The next time he asks what you bought, tell him, “None of your beeswax!” Dear Abby: My stepmother was in a fatal car accident. She was very dear to me. A few days after the funeral, Dad฀told฀me฀the฀best฀way฀to฀ handle grief is to clean house – so we began cleaning house like crazy, stopping to cry every now and then. We ran out of towels, so I went to fetch more from the guest bathroom where they are kept. Seeing a penny on the sink, I grabbed it and threw it in the wastebasket. (I wondered where it had come from because I hadn’t noticed it there earlier in the day.) Suddenly, I remembered the letters in your column from people saying if you find a penny after you have lost a

loved one, it means they are sending you a message of love from heaven. I quickly reached into the wastebasket to retrieve the penny, praying that it was newly minted – and it was! I฀showed฀it฀to฀Dad,฀explaining the significance, and we both had a good cry. We keep it in my stepmother’s china cabinet to remind us that love is eternal. To us, that penny is priceless. Thank you for running those “pennies from heaven” stories. – Reader฀in฀Connecticut Dear Reader: You’re welcome.฀To฀me฀your฀EXPERIENCE is priceless.

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Many tests help find cause of incontinence

Dear Dr. K: I’m a 65-year-old woman with urinary incontinence. My doctor isn’t sure what’s causing it, so I need to have urodynamic testing. What information will this test give my doctor? Dear Reader: Urodynamic testing is a series of tests that evaluate your urinary system in action. A doctor may want to do these tests if the cause of your incontinence isn’t clear. Perhaps your symptoms point toward more than one type of incontinence. Testing is also recommended if standard treatments haven’t helped. The urodynamic test is likely to include one or more of the following procedures: •฀Uroflowmetry฀measures฀ the amount of urine you pro-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff duce and the rate of the flow. A slow flow might indicate an obstruction in the urethra or a weak bladder muscle. •฀Post-void฀residual฀volume measures the amount of urine left in your bladder after you urinate. This is particularly valuable if you’ve had repeated urinary tract infections, if you have a neurological disorder, or if your doctor suspects a blockage is preventing your bladder from emptying properly. •฀Cystometry฀monitors฀ how pressure builds up in

your bladder as it fills with urine, how much urine your bladder can hold and at what point you feel the urge to urinate. (I’ve put an illustration of this test on my website.) This test can reveal abnormal contractions or spasms of your bladder muscle; signs of stress incontinence; and evidence that your urethra is unable to close completely. If you have low urine flow, this test can show whether this is due to weak bladder contractions or a blockage. •฀Electromyography฀(EMG)฀ uses small electrode patches to help determine whether your nerves and muscles are working together to properly coordinate the activities of your bladder and urethra.

•฀Cystography฀is฀an฀X-ray฀ test performed during cystometry or uroflowmetry. It can pinpoint the location of a blockage or reveal a urethra that doesn’t close tightly enough. •฀Video-urodynamic฀ study is a computerized test measuring urine flow and pressure in the bladder and rectum. It may provide useful information about your bladder and urethral function, especially if you have problems urinating. Urodynamic testing can help your doctor pinpoint which of the many possible causes of urinary incontinence you may be suffering from – and thereby identify an effective treatment. Hav-

ing said that, it also is true that the testing alone often is not sufficient to identify the cause of the incontinence. The medical history and physical examination performed by the doctor also are important. So if your primary care doctor has not talked to you in detail about the problem, or done a physical examination related to the problem, be sure you have a medical history and physical examination by an incontinence specialist before any of this fancy testing is ordered. That will increase the likelihood you’ll get effective treatment.

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’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace mandatory that I transfer to a continuation high school when my pregnancy becomes obvious. He explained the reason, and though I’m not happy about this, I understand why I have to leave this campus. My big concern is that when I enroll at UCLA they might be turned off because I went to a continuation high school. I’m sure you are aware that they do not have the best reputations. My

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TODAY – In coming months, you are likely to develop a closer involvement with a loyal friend who has a great deal of clout in a number of areas. This person’s popularity will result in some exciting new friendships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Small factors could have more significance than usual in your commercial or financial dealings. All those pennies you save or make will really add up. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Even though you might not be aware of the weight that your words carry, your thoughts and suggestions will have a strong, constructive impact on persons with whom you’re involved. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Certain confidential information you become privy to can be used to everyone’s advantage, especially yours. It behooves you to keep it to yourself for the time being. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Try to associate with friends whose views and opinions parallel yours. Valuable information can be exchanged through a number of frank discussions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You’re likely to discover that if confronted by a challenge, you’ll be able to work it out much quicker in front of an appreciative audience than you would alone. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It’s important that you treat any team effort extremely seriously, whether it involves a sport or a business. Your opponents will be playing to win, so you had better be as well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – If you’ve been anxious to get the support of someone about a change that you’d like to make, this is the day to do it. Spell out all the details, even the unattractive ones. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – This could turn out to be a rather successful day, because you’ll not only have good ideas, you’ll know how to implement them in ways that improve present conditions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Small gains have a way of adding up, so don’t get discouraged if the initial returns aren’t up to your expectations. Consistency will prove to be more important in the long run. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – It isn’t likely that spontaneous involvements will generate much pleasure for you. You’re apt to find far more enjoyment in well-planned activities. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – A great deal of valuable information can be attained by observing how a successful friend handles his or her relationships. The techniques used by your pal can be tailored to fit you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If you decide to pay a surprise visit to an old friend whom you haven’t seen in a long time, you’ll be welcomed. Your pal will be glad for the opportunity to catch up.

baby is due in July, and I’d appreciate your views and advice. – Nameless, Anaheim, Calif. Nameless: Because you’re in the 12th grade, there may be an alternative. When I was a high school principal in a district near yours (Garden Grove), we had much the same procedure regarding pregnancy. However, rather than having to attend a continuation school, you would have been allowed to finish your high school education at home. Teachers from your own school would come to your home to teach three key classes (such as English, history and math). Each class

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would be 45 minutes long and instruction would begin at 3 p.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. If you passed these key classes, you would earn the same high school diploma as other graduates receive. There would be no mention on your transcript that you finished high school in home instruction. Contact your own school district officials to see if a similar program can be arranged for you. Dr. Wallace: I would like to give some advice to the girl who was concerned about her social life because she was going to have braces put on her teeth.

I recently had my braces removed after wearing them for two years. I absolutely love my new smile. It really was worth the small inconvenience of extra brushing. And having braces does not mean guys won’t ask you out – believe me, they will. However, I would advise you not to date guys who wear braces, because you could possibly get “stuck” on each other for a long time! – Cindy, Ames, Iowa Cindy: I can “picture the scene ...” Thanks for the firsthand information.

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One suit may tell about another Friedrich Schiller, a German poet, philosopher, historian and playwright who died in 1805, said, “It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.” That would also be easy for me to say. Some declarers, though, instead of working safely in port to make their contract, take risks on the high seas of bad distribution. In this example deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads the heart eight (top of nothing), East wins with his king and shifts to the diamond queen. West correctly wins with his king and returns the 10, East overtaking with his jack. South ducks and wins the next diamond, West and dummy discarding hearts. How should South continue? North’s two-club rebid was New Minor Forcing, indicating at least game-invitational values and asking South to describe his hand further. Two no-trump denied three spades and four hearts. This auction kept dummy’s heart suit hidden momentarily, but resulted in the most damaging defense. Yesterday we saw that when North rebid a game-forcing three hearts, West led a club, the unbid suit. Then South took a safetyplay in spades (cash the ace, followed by low to dummy’s 10) to ensure his contract. Even now it looks as though dummy’s spades will provide the necessary tricks. However, a cautious declarer will cash his club winners first. Here he learns that West started with four hearts (presumably), two diamonds and two clubs. He seems marked with five spades. So declarer cashes his spade ace and plays a spade to dummy’s 10.


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THAT PART OF BLOCK 1 OF LUKIN'S ADDITION TO SANDWICH, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED BY COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, 73.85 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING WESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 20.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY 230.14 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, SAID POINT LYING 96.00 FEET WESTERLY OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 51.37 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 139 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 54 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 22.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 139 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 54 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 119.48 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 169 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 42 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 45.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 133 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 32 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 38,00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 176 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 21 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 41.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, (EXCEPT THAT PORTION THEREOF DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, SAID POINT BEING 67.85 FEET WEST OF THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN; THENCE EASTERLY ON SAID SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK 1, SAID LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 86 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 20.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 53 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 20.04 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE WESTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 84 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 36.09 FEET TO A POINT LYING 10.02 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES AND 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 10.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING), IN THE CITY OF SANDWICH, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SUBJECT TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PUBLIC OVER THAT PART KNOWN AS OLD ROUTE 34. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 717 E. Church Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548 PIN NO: 19-36-131-004 And which said Mortgages were made by Edward R. Curran and Pauline Curran, Mortgagors, to Citizens First National Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois as document number: 2008005178

/s/ Maureen A. Josh Maureen A. Josh, Clerk of the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit Court DeKalb County

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST COMPANY SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, v. EDWARD R. CURRAN, PAULINE CURRAN, E.C. PAGE'S BAR & GRILL, INC., PUB 34, INC., LUCKY PLUMBING, INC., WW HOME EXPERTS, INC., GUARDIAN FIRE ADJUSTERS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS OR OCCUPANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 13 CH 55 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit(s) for publication having been filed, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED ACTION, that said suit has been commenced in the Sixteenth Judi-

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 5, 12 & 19, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Road District funds of Shabbona Township, DeKalb County, State of Illinois, for the 2014 fiscal year beginning March 1, 2013 and ending February 28, 2014, will be available for public inspection at Farmers & Traders State Bank and at the Mullins Grain Elevator office, both in Shabbona, Illinois, from and after 8:00 AM. on February 12, 2013.

Notice is further given that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:45 PM. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the Township Garage at 204 South Pontiac Street in Shabbona, Illinois. Final action on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be taken by the Board of Trustees before the close of this public hearing.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 12, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Township funds of Shabbona Township, DeKalb County, State of Illinois, for the 2014 fiscal year beginning March 1, 2013 and ending February 28, 2014, will be available for public inspection at Farmers & Traders State Bank and at the Mullins Grain Elevator office, both in Shabbona, Illinois, from and after 8:00 AM. on February 12, 2013.

Notice is further given that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:30 PM. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the Township Garage at 204 South Pontiac Street in Shabbona, Illinois. Final action on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be taken by the Board of Trustees before the close of this public hearing.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 12, 2013.)

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YOU ARE FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE TIME IN WHICH THE SUBJECT REAL ESTATE MAY BE REDEEMED FROM FORECLOSURE, PURSUANT TO LAW, COMMENCES TO RUN WITH THE FIRST DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

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And for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the said Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the Court on January 31, 2013.

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Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the DeKalb County Court House, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the representative, or both, no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before the 6th day of August, 2013, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

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DeKalb Park District seeks seasonal Park Maintenance and Construction personnel. Experience preferred. Apply at:

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commenced in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of DeKalb County, by the Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit:

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STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DE KALB ESTATE OF DALE E. GROMETER, DECEASED. Case No. 13 P 17 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of DALE E. GROMETER, of Waterman, Illinois. Letters of Administration were issued on the 30th day of January, 2013, to Denise R. McWilliams, P.O. Box 600, Hinckley, Illinois 60520, whose attorneys are The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC, 2040 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Claims against the estate may be

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