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Confusion slows legal challenges Cortland Township trustees unclear how to proceed on objection to landfill plan tentious and often confusing meeting of Cortland Township electors Jan. 31 to vote on whether the township should sue to stop a Waste Management landfill expansion, trustees remain unclear on how to proceed, Township Trustee John Wartenbe said. “Trustees expressed a concern about the procedures of that [Jan. 31] meeting because

By JEFF ENGELHARDT CORTLAND – Legal issues surrounding a potential courtroom showdown between Cortland Township and Waste Management are becoming as cluttered as the landfill some residents hope to prevent from expanding. After a sometimes con-

What’s next Cortland Township’s next meeting is scheduled for March 11. The annual meeting of electors is scheduled for April 16. it’s all very confusing,” he said. “We sympathize with them, but we don’t know

if they have all their facts straight.” Wartenbe said the township is looking into legal consultation to help advise the board on how it can move forward legally with the electors’ request to open a special fund for residents to contribute money toward a lawsuit to stop the expansion. Electors voted to open the

fund and raise money for a legal challenge during the special Jan. 31 meeting, which was not a regularly scheduled meeting and had no official board gathering. Wartenbe said trustees want to be sure the procedures in that meeting were legal as well as any future action that could come from it before entertaining legal action against Waste Management.

He said the board wants to protect the township from any lawsuit that could come from Waste Management or individuals about improper procedures should the township decide to sue. Township Supervisor Melody Birdsell declined to comment.

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Kindergartner Jesus Melchi Cruz looks over the playground Thursday from the top of a rope tower during recess at Founders Elementary School in DeKalb.

Officials examine amenities of school buildings; prioritize facilities’ needs

District 428 disparities

By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – If it was possible, DeKalb District 428 officials would upgrade all 10 school buildings so that they were on par with each other. But that isn’t possible, said Andrea Gorla, assistant superintendent of business and finance at District 428. “We need to review our projection model,” Gorla said. “As we’re all working on the subcommittees, we understand the financial picture and outlook for the school district.” The school board has charged its finance and facilities adviso-

Kindergartner Delilah Franklin climbs an obstacle Thursday during recess. ry committee – a group of school officials, teachers and community leaders – with devising different ways the district can save money. The school district entered the 2012-2013 school year with a $2.3 million deficit, and the situation is not projected to improve. Part of the committee’s mission is to examine the amenities of the school buildings them-

selves. “Some of the buildings have more technology than others,” said Superintendent James Briscoe, highlighting one of the disparities that exist between newer schools such as Cortland and Brooks, and older ones such as Littlejohn and Jefferson.

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No doors at Tyler. Partial air conditioning at Littlejohn. Art on a cart at others with no permanent art room. Secured entryways at Cortland and Founders. These are some of the disparities DeKalb school officials are looking at that exist among District 428’s seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

MOSCOW – With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million. While NASA estimated the meteor was only about the size of a bus and weighed an estimated 7,000 tons, the fireball it produced was dramatic. Video shot by startled residents of the city of Chelyabinsk showed its streaming contrails as it arced toward the horizon just after sunrise, looking like something from a world-ending science-fiction movie.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Overeaters Anonymous Walk-and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore. www.; Contact: Marilyn at 815751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; www. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@ Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Sycamore-DeKalb Alumnae Panhellenic: 1 p.m. in the Rattan Room at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb. Bring a guest and enjoy Tunes of the Time with vocalist Liz Hoppenworth. Call Sally at 815-756-2343 by Wednesday. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Club, 311 S. Washington St.; or contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Any Lengths AA(C): 10 p.m. at Bargain Addict, 109 N. Seventh St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Genoa American Legion Riders: 11 a.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. 815784-5967. Rockford Writers’ Guild: 1 to 3 p.m. at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent St., Rockford. DeKalb County writers are invited to meet with peers at monthly meetings. Visit; click on “Meetings and Events for Writers” for map and schedule. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit or call 815815-739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. For information, call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit DeKalb County Illinois NAACP Adult Chapter: 6 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Church at Twombly and Annie Glidden roads in DeKalb. Attendees discuss political, educational, social and economic equality to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Contact: Kevin Chambliss at tiger39217@ or 815-501-7583. Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Karaoke with Kristen: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Sycamore Moose Lodge 1506, 317 W. State St., Sycamore. Open to the public.

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1. Illinois Senate votes to legalize gay marriage 2. Letter: Penalty for past sins is more taxes for Illinois 3. Our View: D-428’s actions speak volumes

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Which is the most deserving of more state funding? Child care for low-income families: 9 percent State-supported preschools: 2 percent Public education at all levels: 48 percent Pensions: 41 percent

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Teen ‘Designs for the Future’ Dylan Schmidt plans to turn his love of cars into a career, and he’s going to get a lot of help from the Ford Motor Co. Schmidt, an 18-year-old senior at Sycamore High School, recently won a $24,000 scholarship from Ford for taking second place out of more than 200 entries in an automobile design competition called “Designing for the Future.” Schmidt’s prize-winning entry was a hand-drawn sketch he made of a concept car targeted at affluent 20- to 30year-olds. He called it the 2025 Lincoln Obsidian. “I’m a total gearhead,” Schmidt said. “Like ‘Top Gear.’ Best show ever.” Schmidt, who takes physics and calculus classes at Kishwaukee College’s Engineering-Math-Science Academy, will be attending Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich., in the fall. He plans to study transportation design. “The program’s one of the best in the country, “ Schmidt said. “They have 100 percent [graduate job] placement, they’re very selective. The professor told me they let in like 12 kids a year.” Schmidt was admitted to the school in October and found out about the contest through the university, which cosponsors it along with Ford. It was a project right up Schmidt’s alley – he’s sketched thousands of vehicle designs in his young life, ever since he first started playing street racing video games on his first PlayStation. Schmidt learned of the project about a month in advance, and said the timing of the deadline couldn’t have been worse. “It was really difficult because I was studying for my calculus and physics finals at the same time,” he said. “The project was actually due the day of my calculus final. That was ridiculous.” Yep, that’s college for you. Schmidt, who considers the 17-foot 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II to be one of the coolest cars Lincoln ever made, designed a concept car that followed his basic premise that “you can design a car with a wide wheelbase that’s a two-door and it will almost always look good.” He called the vehicle “obsidian” after both the color, and the fact that it’s a strong material that Native Americans used to create arrowheads and spear blades. He chose the Lincoln badge because that line doesn’t generally appeal to people in the 20- to 30-year-old demographic. Unlike most of his competitors, Schmidt drew his entry freehand, again and again until it was styled just right. He received his award Jan. 13 in Detroit. In addition to the scholarship from Ford, Schmidt also will receive a $10,000a-year scholarship from Lawrence for his academic standing, as well as $6,000 a year for his portfolio. In the years to come, his handiwork could be shaping the vehicles we drive. Or the concept cars at the auto show. Good luck to him. •••

Bit my tongue: During our conversation, Schmidt told me he was interested in designing most any kind of vehicle except – shocker – minivans.

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Dylan Schmidt, an 18-year-old senior at Sycamore High School, recently won a $24,000 scholarship from Ford for taking second place out of more than 200 entries in an automobile design competition called “Designing for the Future.”

EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson If there’s one thing anyone who’s ever been young knows, it’s that minivans aren’t cool. They’re Steve Urkel on wheels. I was never going to own one myself. But they’re just so … handy. You can pile all manner of things into them. You can take the family on a long roadtrip, or just stick the kids in the third-row seat to get some separation. The list goes on. I know people still fighting the good fight, still trying to hold out against the siren call of the minivan. I see you guys driving around in new-age station wagons and SUVs, trying to be hip, get better gas mileage and not turn into your parents. But if you have two or more children and want to take them anywhere, the minivan is king. You think we’d be driving around in them if that wasn’t true? What guys like me need are guys like Schmidt to design a minivan that looks cool. Or is that not possible? ••• Elect a clerk: It’s good to see that the office of DeKalb city clerk finally generated some interest. No one filed to run for the position in time to get their name on the ballot, but four people (Leonard LeGrand, Liz Peerboom, Lynn Fazekas and former Clerk Steve Kapitan) are running as write-in candidates. The DeKalb City Council would have preferred no one run for the position ever again. They’ve wanted it to become an appointed job, but the voters overwhelmingly said no in November. The city council has lowered the pay for the clerk from $30,000 a year to $5,000 and gave most of the clerking duties to an assistant. The citizens are the ones with the right idea on this one, though. The argument for keeping the clerk position is simple – the city clerk keeps all city

records, and is the freedom of information officer for the city. If that person is elected, they are accountable to voters. If they’re appointed, they are accountable to whichever city employee happens to be their boss. An independent clerk who is accountable to the public will be far less likely to seek to conceal potentially embarrassing or unflattering public records than someone who could lose their job if they angered they wrong person on the city staff. I’m not suggesting that anyone currently working at City Hall would pressure a subordinate not to release certain information. But this is the kind of change that, once made, tends not to be reversed. So it’s good that the city is sticking with an elected clerk. The winning candidate must be a force for government transparency and accountability. Who will be? We’ll try to get to the bottom of that before it’s time to vote. ••• Good sports: The Associated Press Sports Editors annual newspaper contest is a tough one. Sports writers and editors from around the country enter their best work in the various categories; this year, the Daily Chronicle’s sports staff won seven Top 10 awards. Congratulations to all of the winners, who included sports writers Steve Nitz and Anthony Zilis and web producer John Sahly. Sports editor Ross Jacobson’s team also earned recognition for having one of the Top 10 special sections among newspapers with less than 30,000 circulation for the special section on Northern Illinois University’s trip to the Orange Bowl. It’s great to see the Daily Chronicle’s staff named alongside some of the country’s other top small newspapers. Let’s hope 2013 turns out to be a great sports year and those guys stay busy.

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Cruise passengers became comrades on trip crew and the personal bonds formed during a cruel week at sea. The tired tourists finally reached The Associated Press land Friday and gave a glimpse into the MOBILE, Ala. – When their cruise intensely uncomfortable journey they ship lost power, passengers aboard the had endured. Sandy Jackson of Houston was fortuCarnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves nate to have an upper-level room with a balcony and a breeze that kept the air and their loved ones. Instead, they became comrades in a in her cabin fresh. Rooms on the lower decks were too foul or stifling, so Jacklong, exhausting struggle to get home. As ship conditions deteriorated after son took in five people, including four an engine fire, travelers formed Bible strangers. “We knew one, the others we’re very study groups, shared or traded precious supplies and even welcomed strangers good friends with now,” Jackson said. into their private cabins. Long after “Everyone was very cordial in sharing they’ve returned to the everyday luxu- supplies. What you had and they didn’t ries of hot showers and cold drinks, pas- have, everyone shared as much as possengers said, they will remember the sible.”


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Saturday, February 16, 2013 • Page A3 Lois Reed shares a laugh with respiratory therapist Ana RondonThomas as she gets her blood oxygen level checked Friday at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Hospital hosts women’s health expo which continues today from 8 a.m. to noon. The event offered free health screenings, refreshments and raffle prizes for women throughout the community. The hospital’s marketing and public relations specialist, Emily Roberts, said she expects more than 1,500 women to attend the two-day event. The expo, which has been in the works since November, has grown over the years. The structure is similar to years’ past, but organizers have tried to add different screenings, booths and prizes this year. “It’s a unique event because it’s fun, but it provides the health information that’s important for women to know,” Roberts said. Although men experience some of the same health risks as women, Roberts said educating women is a priority. “Women are the health decision-makers in the home,” she said. “So it’s important that

By STEPHANIE HICKMAN DeKALB – As women sauntered past her table at Kishwaukee Community Hospital on Friday, Laura Miley encouraged them to think FAST. FAST, an acronym that helps stroke victims identify their symptoms and know when to seek medical help, is a test Miley said can help save lives. The acronym stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time. If the face is drooping on one side, the arms are drifting downward when raised and speech is slurred, then time is critical, Miley said. An emergency room nurse at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Miley said strokes kill twice as many women each year as breast cancer. Miley was among the nurses and hospital staff educating women on various health issues at the hospital’s third annual “This One’s for the Girls” expo,

If you go n What: This One’s for the Girls Health Expo

n When: 8 a.m. to noon today n Where: Kishwaukee Community Hospital, One Kish Hospital Drive (off Sycamore Road), DeKalb n Free screenings: Skin spot check, body mass index, glucose (blood sugar), blood pressure, blood oxygen level, purse weigh in n Activities: Self-breast exam education, hand massages, photo booth, food samples they’re well-informed.” Pat Cardinali, who has attended in years past, said she is one of those women who likes to be on top of the latest health information. “It’s just good to come out and see if there’s anything new,” she said.

One of the stops Cardinali made was at the purse-weighing station, manned by Jessica Heck, a physical therapist at the hospital. Although it might not seem like a health issue, a heavy purse can cause neck, shoulder and back strains in women. A woman’s purse shouldn’t weigh more than 15 percent of her body weight, Heck said. After weighing their purses Friday, many women found them to be heavier than recommended. Whether it’s a stroke or a back strain, many of the hospital staff agreed the focus of the event was to simply raise awareness. The expo has been a great opportunity for women to better understand their health and learn about potential risks, Miley said. She felt the event has allowed her to leave an impact on them, as well. “We really have the ability to make a difference,” she said.

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Police: Teacher, coach charged with aggravated battery on administrative leave from the school pending further investigation. Genoa Police Chief Ty Lynch said officers were attempting to contact McDillon on Friday afternoon and Todd bring him into McDillon custody. Lynch said the incident is believed to have happened

By JEFF ENGELHARDT GENOA – A Genoa-Kingston High School teacher has been charged with aggravated battery for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a female student, police said. Genoa police issued an arrest warrant Friday for Todd McDillon, 42, of Rockford, Genoa police said in a news release. McDillon has been placed

Feb. 1 after school on school grounds. The complaint states McDillion massaged the shoulders of the victim and then hugged and kissed her on the lips. Lynch said he believes it is an isolated incident and there are no other victims. The investigation started Monday, Lynch said. Genoa-Kingston School District 424 Superintendent Joe Burgess said he would not comment until the investiga-

tion was complete. McDillon taught English at the high school and was the girl’s basketball coach for fourplus seasons until he resigned for personal reasons in November 2009. He was hired by Hiawatha High School as the varsity softball coach in 2011 and coached at the school for two seasons. He is no longer listed as the softball coach on the school’s website.

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Third arrested in home invasion By JEFF ENGELHARDT SYCAMORE – A third person has been arrested in connection with the home invasion early Thursday in the 900 block of Luncinda Avenue. Myles E. Stowers, 18, of the 1300 block of Indian Creek Trail in Aurora, was charged Friday with two counts of home invasion, armed robbery and attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault. The most serious charges he faces are Class X felonies, which typically are punishable with between 6 and 30 years in prison. Kyndal S. Pringles, 18, of

Aurora and Eric J. Lecoure, 18, of Forest Park were arrested Thursday on charges of home invasion and armed robbery in connection with the Kyndal S. same incident. DeKalb police Pringles said they are investigating a fourth person. According to court documents, Pringles and Lecoure k n o c k e d o n Eric J. t h e d o o r o f Lecoure an apartment on the 900 block of Lucinda

Avenue just after midnight Wednesday. When the male victim unlocked the door, the men pushed through with a knife and pressed it against the victim’s throat, threatening to kill him, according to documents. Stowers, who was armed, ordered the female victim to disrobe and threatened sexual assault. DeKalb Police Cmdr. John Petragallo said neither victim was injured and the female victim was not touched. The victims told police they knew the suspects. After threatening the victims, the suspects then stole between $50 to $60 and marijuana and fled the apartment. According to court docu-

ments, Pringles and Lecoure were found in Aurora, where they said they were involved in the robbery. Lecoure said he was present when the plan was discussed and admitted to being part of the getaway plan. Pringles said he set up the plan and took part in the robbery, according to court documents. Pringles and Lecoure are students at Waubonsee Community College and have no criminal history, court records show. Both men were held on $100,000 bail, but Lecoure’s family posted the necessary $10,000 Friday and he was released. Stowers was in the process of being booked late Friday.

this world Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at her home in Willow Springs, Mo. She now is living with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born Oct. 2, 1939, to Kenneth and Bessie Schell, in Hatfield, Pa. Phyllis was married to Argel “Gene” Davis on Oct. 7, 1956. The couple started and raised their family in the small town of Sycamore where they taught their children to love the Lord Jesus Christ. Phyllis will be remembered by her family as a daughter in Christ, a loving wife and mother. She served the Lord with all of her might and did her best to show God’s love to those around her by kindness and her sense of humor. Phyllis enjoyed working with people, and when her children were old enough to take care of themselves, she started to work outside of the home. She worked for the “Hole ’n One” Doughnut Shop in DeKalb, where her employer and customers enjoyed her so much that she was asked to perform in a commercial which aired in the local movie theater. She then went to work for the Continental Telephone Company where she was employed for many years in the area of customer service until her retirement. She later worked for Resource Bank. She spent most of her life in service to the Lord and to others. She attended Bethany Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was the Sunday school superintendent. Upon her husband Gene’s retirement, the couple moved to Willow Springs where they joined the First General Baptist Church, and became active and vital members. Over a period of several years, the Lord granted her and Gene’s wish of seeing their children join them by living in the Willow Springs area. Phyllis is now watching over her family and friends from heaven, in anticipation of the day that they will all be reunited. Her children said, “mom, we love you, and we will see you again one day.” Phyllis is survived by her husband, Argel E. Davis of Willow Springs; children, Patricia Lieving and her husband Michael of Willow Springs, Pamala Davis of Mountain View, Mo., Paul Davis and his wife Sarah of Willow Springs, Glenn Davis and his wife, Nelvy, of Willow Springs and Jennifer Davis of Washington. Phyllis is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Bessie (Russie) Schell; brothers, Fred Schell, Larry Schell and Glenn Schell; and sister, Lois Paynkewiscz. The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at First General Baptist Church,

2507 Railroad Drive in Willow Springs. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Willow Springs City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home in Willow Springs. To sign the online guest book, visit

First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. in Hinckley. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Aurora. Friends can visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 E. Garfield St. in Waterman. Memorials can be directed to the Hinckley First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory. For information, visit or call 815-264-3362. To sign the online guest book, visit

8OBITUARIES SHIRLEY A. COAKES Born: Sept. 6, 1936, in Chicago Died: Feb. 14, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. SYCAMORE – Shirley A. Coakes, 76, of Sycamore, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Born Sept. 6, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of Ernest T. and Bessie E. (Mulyck) Johnson, Shirley married Raynor E. Coakes in 1957 at St. Rita of Cascia Church in Aurora. She was a 1954 graduate of West Aurora Senior High School. Shirley was a former resident of Aurora; Groveport, Ohio; Fort Worth, Texas; and Sycamore. She was employed by BarberGreene Co. for more than 25 years, first as a budget analyst and later as payroll supervisor. She later was employed for five years in Human Resources (payroll) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, until her retirement. Shirley was a former Cub Scout den mother at Nancy L. Hill School in Aurora. She was former treasurer and charter member of the Near Northwest Neighborhood Association of Aurora. Shirley enjoyed decorative painting, crafts, needlework of all types and socializing with friends. She is survived by her children, who were her pride and joy, and the most important thing in her life, Michael (Cynthia) Coakes of Park Ridge and Michelle Coakes of Springfield; a stepgranddaughter, Kim Olson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Gordon Howard. The memorial visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Interment of cremated remains will be on a later date River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shirley A. Coakes Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

PHYLLIS MAE DAVIS Born: Oct. 2, 1939, in Hatfield, Pa. Died: Feb. 12, 2013, in Willow Springs, Mo WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. – Phyllis Mae Davis, loving wife and mother, completed her final battle in

LAVERNA J. GROMMES Born: May 7, 1925, in Kaneville, Ill. Died: Feb. 15, 2013, in Hinckley, Ill. HINCKLEY – Laverna J. “Lala” Grommes, 87, of Hinckley, Ill. and formerly of Kaneville, Ill., passed away peacefully at home Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 7, 1925, in Kaneville, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude (Grimm) Krieghbaum. Laverna was united in marriage Jan. 31, 1951, in Aurora, Ill., to Robert J.”Bob” Grommes and they spent 56 wonderful years together until his passing Feb. 17, 2007. She spent her life being a farmer’s wife. Lala shared her passion for baking and doing crafts with both of her children, her four grandchildren and her eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Grommes enjoyed collecting bells throughout the years. Laverna and Bob attended many conventions over the years as they collected flat irons also. They loved to travel and spent many winters in Arizona. Lala will be greatly missed by all the hearts she touched. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Jackie Birdwell and Sharon Zinzer and the Unity Hospice of Western Illinois. Thanks also goes to her nurse, Dawn, and CNA, Kristen, that took care of her until the end. Most of all, an extra special thanks goes to her son who stayed by her side. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Wheelhouse of Garland, Texas; son, John (Ruby) Grommes of Hinckley; grandchildren, Edward (Cindy) Wheelhouse of Garland, Joseph (Tara) Grommes of Hinckley, Sena Wheelhouse of Texas and Jennie (Matt) Butler of Hinckley; eight great-grandchildren, Austin, Gracie, Cole, Maddie, Shayla, Hailey, Jacob and Charlotte; sister, Berdena (Roy) Sorensen of Hinckley; brother, Delmar Krieghbaum of Sugar Grove; several nieces and nephews; and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Grommes; one brother, Emmet Krieghbaum; and sisters, Vivian Krieghbaum and Betty Radovich. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Hinckley

I would like to thank everyone for their support offered to my mother, brother, sisters and myself during our recent loss. A special thank you to St. Patrick Church Family, Father Mathew, Father Michael and Nelson Funeral Home. Thank you for the flowers, cards, prayers and Memorial donations. Thank you again for all your acts of kindness during the passing of Raymond Theis, Father and Grampa. Fred Theis, Sr. Fredrick Theis, Jr Ellen Castillo

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8LOCAL BRIEFS G-K Education Foundation receives $1,000 grant

Sycamore police plan Medicaid fraud seminar

KINGSTON – The GenoaKingston Education Foundation recently received a $1,000 grant from United Airlines. Greg Chandler of Kingston has been a United pilot for 20 years and a foundation Greg volunteer for Chandler eight years, according to a news release. He secured the grant for the foundation through a United program that donates money to organizations for which its employees volunteer. The foundation plans to distribute the money to teachers in Genoa and Kingston this spring through mini grants.

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Police Department and Illinois State Police will host a seminar on Medicaid fraud at 4 p.m. March 19. A special agent from the Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau will discuss safety information and frequent scams, followed by a question and answer session, according to a news release. The event is tailored for those ages 65 and older and those who provide care or support for someone aged 65 or older. Sycamore police plan to host similar events for senior citizens quarterly. For information or to RSVP, call Sycamore police officer Ann Carlson at 815-895-3435. – Daily Chronicle

8POLICE REPORTS Editor’s note: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

Drive in DeKalb, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 14, on a warrant for child neglect and charged with criminal trespass. Gabriel J. Burmeister, 28, of the 300 block of South Genoa Street in Genoa, was charged Friday. Feb. 15, with driving under the influence of alcohol.

DeKalb city Thomas E. Hutchinson Jr., 28, of the 400 block of Ponder Place in Nashville, Tenn., was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, with possession of a controlled substance and two counts of stalking. Darvelle D. Gunn, 20, of the 1500 block of Stonefield Drive in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, with retail theft. Kelly C. Kangas, 44, of the 200 block of West Locust Street in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, with domestic battery. Christopher R. Williams, 27, of the 900 block of Crane

DeKalb County Danica L. Hoffman, 25, of the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, was charged Friday, Feb. 15, with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sycamore April D. Burgess, 32, of the 800 block of Claim Street in Aurora, was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, with possession of marijuana. Trevor G. Sabin, 33, of the 2500 block of Laurel Lane in Sycamore, was charged Sunday, Feb. 10, with three counts of domestic battery.

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Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty By PETE YOST The Associated Press WASHINGTON – In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000 gold watch and furs. Federal prosecutors filed one charge of conspiracy against the former Chicago congressman and charged his ex-alderman wife, Sandra, with one count of filing false joint federal income tax returns for the years 2006 through 2011 that knowingly understated the income the couple received. Both agreed to plead guilty in plea deals with federal prosecutors. The son of a famed civil rights leader, Jackson, a Democrat, entered Congress in 1995 and resigned last November. Sandi, as she’s known, was a Chicago alderman, but resigned last month amid the federal investigation. Jackson used campaign money to buy such things as a $43,350 on a gold-plated, men’s Rolex watch and $9,587.64 on children’s furniture, according to court papers filed in the case. His wife spent $5,150 on fur capes and parkas, the document said. “I offer no excuses for my conduct, and I fully accept my responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes I have made,” the ex-congressman said in a written statement released by his lawyers. “I want to offer my sincerest apologies ... for my errors in judgment and while my journey is not yet complete, it is my hope that I am remembered for things that I did right.”

8BRIEFS Ill. mayor’s ex-girlfriend seeks court protection URBANA, – A former girlfriend of Champaign Mayor Don Gerard claims he threatened to have the city attorney pursue legal action against her after they broke up. The News-Gazette reported that an attorney for Laura Huth said in court Thursday that Gerard left phone messages for Huth saying he planned to have the city attorney prosecute her for using a photo of him to promote a business she was involved in. Attorney Michael Antoline said that was one of several attempts to intimidate Huth. Bruce Ratcliffe is the mayor’s

attorney. He called the claims “far-fetched at best.” Huth is seeking an order from a Champaign County Circuit Court barring Gerard from contacting her after filing a complaint against him last year.

Status hearing for car-bomb plot suspect CHICAGO – There’s a status hearing scheduled for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to set off what he thought was a car bomb outside a Chicago bar. Adel Daoud was arrested last year following a sting operation and recently pleaded not guilty to terrorism-related charges. There’s still no trial date set in the 19-year-old’s case and one could be fixed at his

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N.Y. fire dept.’s squirrel kill draws complaints HOLLEY, N.Y. – A weekend squirrel-shooting contest in upstate New York is a sell-out, with all 1,000 tickets spoken

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Dorner hid in nearby condo By TAMI ABDOLLAH The Associated Press SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner apparently killed himself as the cabin he was barricaded in caught fire following a shootout with officers, police revealed Friday while also confirming he spent most of his time on the run in a c o n d o m i n i u m Christopher just steps away Dorner from the command center set up to find him. “The information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took Christopher Dorner’s life was self-inflicted,” sheriff’s Cpt. Kevin Lacy told reporters at a news conference. Authorities initially were unsure whether Dorner killed himself, had been struck by a deputy’s bullet or had died in

a fire that engulfed the cabin during the shootout, which included police sending tear gas canisters inside. The search for Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing, warning in a manifesto posted on Facebook that he would bring “warfare” to LAPD officers and their families. Within days he apparently killed four people, including two police officers. He killed the daughter of a former Los Angeles Police Department captain and her fiance Feb. 3 and later a Riverside police officer he ambushed at a traffic light. He then disappeared into the San Bernardino National Forest four days later, leaving his burned-out truck with a broken axle near the mountain resort of Big Bear Lake. His fourth victim was a sheriff’s deputy killed in Tues-

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HOUSTON – Call it benevolence through beer, donating via daiquiri or generosity by gin and tonic. A new Houston bar is offering its customers not just a relaxed atmosphere with good drinks and food, but a pledge that 100 percent of its profits will be donated to a different local charity or social cause each month. And patrons can vote for which charity benefits from their Merlots and martinis. “Where else can you do good with your drinking?” said Tom Burgett, 45, as he sat at the oval-shaped counter at the center of the bar with his wife, Kim, and enjoyed a beer. The Original OKRA Charity Saloon is one of several bars around the country that are using the business as a way to give back to local communities and also providing people a creative method of being philanthropic. There are similar bars in Washington, D.C., and Austin and another being planned in Portland, Ore. Houston bar and restaurant owner Bobby Heugel’s group, an Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs or OKRA, runs the charity saloon. Heugel said the idea was born of a need to highlight the civic exchange that occurs between restaurants and bars and the communities they operate in.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Five years after setting up an umbrella organization to unite violent militant groups in the nation’s tribal regions, the Pakistani Taliban is fractured, strapped for cash and losing support of local tribesmen frustrated by a protracted war that has forced thousands from their homes, analysts and residents say. The temperamental chief of the group known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, recently offered to start peace talks with the government, raising the prospect of a negotiated end to Pakistan’s war against insurgents in a lawless region that runs the length of the border with Afghanistan. The group’s offer of sanctuary to Afghanistan’s Taliban has been one of the most divisive issues in U.S.-Pakistan relations and has confounded efforts to get the upper hand against Afghan insurgents after more than 11 years of war. Pakistan denies providing outright military and financial help to militants fighting in Afghanistan. With 120,000 Pakistani soldiers deployed in the tribal regions, Pakistan has waged its own bloody battle against insurgents that has left more than 4,000 soldiers dead. – Wire reports

day’s shootout. Until then, Dorner had managed to elude one of the largest manhunts in California history, one that employed heat-seeking helicopters and bloodhounds. Sheriff John McMahon said Friday that authorities now believe Dorner was hiding all that time in a condo within 100 yards of a command post they had set up for the manhunt. Karen and Jim Reynolds found Dorner inside their vacant cabin-style condo Tuesday when they entered to clean it. The couple had left the door unlocked Thursday for a maintenance man, McMahon said, and that’s apparently how Dorner got in, locking the door behind him. When authorities stopped at the condo during their door-to-door search of the Big Bear Lake area that Thursday night, the door was locked and no one answered, McMahon said.

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Some police contracts allow drinking before work The ASSOCIATED PRESS WESTCHESTER – Police officers in various Chicago-area communities have contracts that allow them to have a few drinks before they hop into their squad cars and patrol the streets, according to a new report. An analysis by WMAQTV in Chicago and the Better Government Association found that some police con-

tracts have provisions for officers to have some alcohol in their systems when they come to work. The bloodalcohol concentrations ranged up to 0.08, or the legal threshold at which drivers in Illinois are considered too intoxicated to drive. But, according to the report, the departments say that even if they cannot discipline an officer who comes to work after drinking, they

would not allow them to hit the streets. “If those test results came in anything greater than zero, we are not going to put that officer on the street,” Paul Volpe, Elmwood Park’s village manager, told the TV station. He said such an officer would likely be allowed only to work behind a desk. Westchester Mayor Sam Pulia, who was against the

community’s police department contract that allows discipline against officers at .05 alcohol levels, said there was no reason officers should be allowed to drink before coming to work. “I worry about it every day,” Pulia said. The community’s chief agreed, saying an officer who had been drinking would not be allowed behind the wheel of a squad car.

Township trustees to further discuss issue March 11 • CORTLAND Continued from page A1 The DeKalb County Board approved a landfill expansion in 2010 that would allow Waste Management to receive garbage from 17 counties. The additional revenue would provide the $27 million needed to expand the DeKalb County Jail. The county board’s approval came despite an official stance against the expansion from Cortland Township. Jerry Crabtree, associate director for Township Officials of Illinois, said Cortland Township officials have been in contact with him about the issue and he believes sound procedures have been followed. He said it only requires a gathering of 15 electors to request a meeting and action from the township board, and

there is nothing illegal about a group of residents raising money to give to a township board with direction on how to spend the donation. “These townships do not have the resources, so if that’s what [residents] want to do to protect their community, they can,” Crabtree said of the fundraising efforts on behalf of the township board. And if the township decides to sue, Crabtree said he believes it would have strong legal grounds to do so – an opinion shared by lawyer Jeff Jeep, who could be appointed to represent Cortland Township. Jeep said the key to any lawsuit is the timing of a wording change the legislature made in a statute that gives township authority over garbage disposal within its boundaries. In 1994, the Illinois Legislature changed

a statute to say township authority over garbage disposal in its boundaries does apply to state-regulated facilities. Before 1994, the statute said that authority did not apply to those facilities. Why the wording change was made and what legal effects it has are questions a judge has never answered, Jeep said. “It’s a very straightforward issue,” Jeep said. “But it’s never been challenged.” Bill Plunkett, spokesman for Waste Management, said the company is confident in the DeKalb County Board’s decision. He said the township code does not regulate the landfill siting process. “It is very clear that local review and approval of a landfill expansion is determined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Act,” he said. “We are confident

that Waste Management and DeKalb County conducted the proper and legally prescribed course in the expansion of the DeKalb County landfill.” Cortland Township’s next meeting is scheduled for March 11, where Wartenbe said trustees would likely further discuss the issue. He said the annual meeting of electors on April 16 would give the township a clear path forward, but any final decision to sue would require outside money. Legal costs are estimated at $60,000. “I would support the challenge because the lawyers, Jeep and Blazer, laid out some very interesting points,” Wartenbe said. “But with the township board’s current fiscal situation, there is no way we could come up with that kind of money.”

School board has priorities to weigh for amenities • D-428 Continued from page A1 Gorla said it is ideal for each building to have a designated art room, computer lab, library and music room. However, student enrollment can fluctuate year-to-year, and an art room one year might become a classroom in another. “If there are shifts that happens, sometimes your best plans don’t come to fruition,” Gorla said. “Because if you need an additional classroom for third or fourth grade, you need to adopt those changes at the last minute.” Students do not have art class everyday, and schools without a permanent art room use “art on a cart,” – art supplies that transported from classroom to classroom. The committee – and eventually, the school board – will have to weigh priorities, such as determining whether an art room is more or less important than a computer lab. “Those are things we still need to flesh out,” Gorla said. Another priority is a secured entryway – an entrance that directs all visitors to the main office, where they have to sign in before being allowed to enter the rest of the school. “We’ve been working on trying to get some of the ones that were less costly,” Gorla said. “Some meant putting an extra set of doors ... Some buildings need a complete reconfiguration of their en-

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Lillian Russie hangs upside down from a rope tower Thursday during recess on the playground at Founders Elementary School in DeKalb. tryways.” Those that would require additional construction are being added to a list of projects the committee will consider, Gorla said. The committee will have to prioritize the different projects, factoring in cost, educational and financial benefits, and security improvements. “Those numbers will be provided and priorities will be provided to weight those differences,” Gorla said, adding that any project would have to be approved by the school board. Another disparity between the elementary schools are classroom doors. Significant

parts of Tyler and Jefferson schools have no doors at all, which can be an issue during security lockdowns. “Above and beyond anything, when we prioritize, we prioritize the safetysecurity pieces,” Gorla said. “Although each building has protocol for safety, it would be nice to for the protocol to have doors.” In January, the committee suggested switching from a middle school to junior high model, and creating a specific center for prekindergarten and early childhood learning. Gorla said amenities like new playgrounds would be considered if the board wanted

to purse the early childhood center. Factoring into the discussion is a $21 million construction grant that the district received after DeKalb High School was built. District officials have held off on spending the money, hoping to use it for things other than absorbing the district’s deficits. Gorla said deadlines for the committee’s reports on the different facility priorities will be established in March. She added it’s too late to bid out construction for the upcoming school year, so any changes the board adopts will pay out in the 2014-2015 school year or later.

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Obama support for gun control has roots in Ill. The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – President Barack Obama’s support for gun control has its roots in a hometown plagued by deadly shootings – a city, he said Friday, where as many children die from guns every four months as were slaughtered at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut. Obama told a Chicago audience that high-profile mass shootings are one part of a national tragedy created not just by guns but by communities where there is too little hope. As a result, he said, “too many of our children are being taking away from us.” It was an emotional return to a city whose recent shooting victims have included Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-yearold drum majorette gunned down a mile from Obama’s Chicago home just days after she performed at the president’s inauguration in Washington. Standing before Hyde Park Academy students in their navy uniform shirts, the president said 65 children were killed by gun violence last year in Chicago. “That’s the equivalent of a Newtown every four months,” Obama said. Twenty children were among the dead in the Newtown massacre. “This is not just a gun issue,” Obama said. “It’s also an issue of the kinds of communities that we’re building, and for that we all share responsibility as citizens to fix it. We all share a responsibility to move this country closer to our founding vision, that no matter who you were or where you come from, here in America, you can decide your own destiny.” Obama was a reliable vote in favor of gun control as a state senator in the late 1990s, with one important exception that contributed to his only electoral loss. While running for the Democratic primary for a House seat in 1999, Obama missed a vote on a gun control measure that

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Meteor causes damage to 3,000 Chelyabinsk buildings • METEOR Continued from page A1 The largest recorded meteor strike in more than a century occurred hours before a 150-foot asteroid passed within about 17,000 miles of Earth. The European Space Agency said its experts had determined there was no connection between the asteroid and the Russian meteor – just cosmic coincidence.


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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Follow the money on gun lobby

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need to do for the year. Again, it is so sad to know you took away our weekend. Didn’t anyone on your committees ever come to Maple Park on Labor Day weekend? Do you even read the newspapers to know that the world does not revolve around DeKalb? By the way, no one bothered to contact us to see if we had any events Labor Day weekend. Our community cannot believe this happened. Profound sadness has set in.

enforce the law? Third-party billings for services never requested placed on To the Editor: To the Editor: telephone and utility bills is a My heart is heavy since I read In “All the President’s Men,” the multibillion-dollar fraud perpearticles in the newspaper about story of Bob Woodward’s and Carl trated on the American consumBernstein’s unraveling of the Water- the Corn Fest switching weeker. Yet the only response one can gate scandal, an informant advises ends and having the event Labor expect to a verified consumer the investigative reporters to follow Day weekend. complaint is that the charge is the money. We would be wise to go You looked to the northwest taken off your bill. down that path as we grapple with and found out Rockford was not What kind of deterrent effect going to have their event. Did you our nation’s obsession with guns. does that have on the people look to the east? If you would The National Rifle Association who placed the fraudulent has transitioned from an organiza- have, you would have known that charge and hoped to collect on tion serving the interests of hunt- Maple Park has had Maple Park it? Why are those who place the Fun Fest on Labor Day weekend ers and sportsmen to a boughtbillings never prosecuted for since 1999. and-paid-for lobbying arm of the Patricia Kahl fraud? Surely, if crammers can My husband, Roger Kahl was gun industry. The fear-mongering Maple Park collect on the billings they place, the organizer and I thought up the and the intimidation of elected their identities and locations name. The committee of highly What can legislation solve? officials have a clear purpose: must be on file someplace? dedicated people, though small To the Editor: Profits for the manufacturers and in number, work all year round on The Alton Telegraph editorial e.g., an application for access merchandizers of weaponry. to the billiung service, a mailing “Cramming law’s effectiveNRA spokespeople scream, “The the “Fest,” raising funds for the address of Internet link for direct government is going to take your parade, the entertainment on the ness depends on you” (Another deposit of monies received, View, January 29) argues that guns!” and there is an immediate sound stage, and the greatest an email address where the fireworks show our licensed “Top “legislation cannot solve the spike in firearms sales. telephone compony or utility problem (of cramming). ConMoney flows to businesses deal- Gun Crew” can give everyone. bills them for use of the service. Our fest has always been Labor sumers should take responsiing in guns and ammunition and a It should take only a few CEOs Day weekend because for 50-plus bility for knowing the telltale portion finds its way back to the of these third-party enterprises fingerprints crammers often NRA for their nefarious purposes. years men’s slow-pitch softball being thrown in jail for fellow leave behind.” With urbanization there is a shrink- games have been here then. perpetrators to throw in the Every year the DeKalb Daily Why does the effectiveness ing market for hunting rifles and towel. Chronicle does a great spread of this law depend on me, the shotguns, so the National Rifle AsWhy not do that? Maybe customer? Because the cussociation has changed its focus. Eco- the week prior to our event. My because crime committed by or husband was interviewed on tomer is the only one who can nomic opportunity for the gun through business is not considindustry and the NRA now depends WLBK-AM radio for years. Our Fun identify which services s/he reered as problematic or damaging Fest has been a fundraiser for the quested and whether they were on weapons designed to efficiently as the same crime committed by American Legion, the Lions, our delivered? Fine. But, beyond kill people. Follow the money. individuals? churches, and other organizathat, why is it that law enforcetions. The funds they raise mean ment doesn’t seem to have any Robert Suchner Jeff Strack this is the only fundraiser some responsibility to step in and DeKalb DeKalb

Rockin’ in free world across the decades While watching the Grammy awards last Sunday, it occurred to me that American culture has been defined by music ever since the end of World War II. After the Germans and Japanese surrendered in 1945, millions of GIs returned home to marry and begin families. The big-band era of good-time music accompanied that, and romantic singers like Frank Sinatra ruled the day. In the ’50s, many young people, tired of conformity, began to rebel. The rise of Elvis Presley illuminated that rebellion. Then the angst kind of died out as Chubby Checker ushered in “The Twist” in 1960, and Americans began dancing all over the place. Exhausted from doing “The Pony,” young consumers eventually began to respond to the snappy melodies of an English group called The Beatles, and once again, music mania gripped the nation. The British invasion featured the four moptops, The Rolling Stones and The Animals, among others. Then came Vietnam. That led to protest music and drugfueled lyrics, as well as introspective tunes by The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and Bob Dylan. Acid rock soon followed, and everything was very far out, man.

VIEWS Bill O’Reilly After about seven years, that intensity died down. The dark themes receded, and dancing once again came back. The age of disco took hold as the Bee Gees and other polyester-clad groups dominated the charts. The good times of the late 1970s and early ’80s featured Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Earth, Wind and Fire. But it all ended when the AIDS scare arrived in 1984. Suddenly, the uninhibited party became dangerous. Then music kind of meandered for a while until rap emerged. At first, the anger-fueled recordings were confined to urban radio stations and a niche audience. But when Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed. The rise of the Internet signaled the slow collapse of record stores, and the music industry quickly fragmented after the turn of the century. Consumers could now download songs into portable machines and bop at will. Americans no longer had

to depend on the radio to hear their favorite tunes. Since then, there have been a series of pop superstars but no real purpose or point-of-view to the music, which again may reflect the current times. I mean, what do Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez really stand for? Narcissism? Just asking. The talent is still there. I heard Justin Bieber do a knockout version of Paul McCartney’s classic “Let It Be.” And Bruno Mars with his little hat was pretty good on the Grammy show this year. We are definitely living in confusing, rapidly changing times, as machines now dominate leisure options for many consumers. Fifty years ago, we all were humming the same tunes heard over and over on AM radio. The good vibrations of The Beach Boys thrilled Maine, as well as Malibu. The music actually brought Americans together. Today, the tuneless lure of cyberspace has pulled us apart. Perhaps forever.

• Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.”

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Thumbs up: To Pope Benedict XVI. Benedict, 85, this week became the first Catholic pope in 600 years to resign, citing his failing health. It takes real work to provide leadership to a major world religion, and if Benedict does not feel he can handle the job any longer, making way for someone who can is a fair, sensible course of action. The church is at a critical point in its history, and it needs a strong leader in Rome. Benedict deserves a thumbs-up for having the humility to acknowledge he can no longer be that leader. Thumbs down: To the potholes that have popped up on roads around the area. It seems everyone has a road they travel regularly that has become a minefield of chuckholes. Local road maintenance crews have been out trying to fill them – DeKalb crews poured 10 tons of asphalt mix Monday alone – but the freeze/thaw cycle that has been so common this winter has made this a particularly tough year for pavement. Thumbs up: To the start of Major League Baseball’s spring training. It often seems as though spring training is the first sign that spring is around the corner. Even though it has been a mostly mild winter so far, it’s nice to look forward to better weather, more sunshine and being able to enjoy more outdoor activities. And for now, it’s great to be hopeful about the prospects for the White Sox and the Cubs. Thumbs down: To accidents at sea that leave thousands in danger. About 4,200 people spent five days stranded at sea aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Triumph cruise liner after an engine room fire on Sunday left the ship without power. Passengers endured filthy conditions, including sewage soaked carpets and scarce food supplies. The cruise industry has enjoyed healthy growth over the past decade, and cruise lines have sought megaships capable of holding ever more passengers. We have seen the risks in that approach, not only in this latest episode with the Triumph, but also in the capsizing of the Costa Concordia off the coast of an Italian island in January 2012. Of the 4,200-plus people on board the Concordia, 32 were killed. Thumbs up: To the DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project, which held a fundraiser this week. The project aims to distribute 50 bookcases and a bag of books to children who attend the Two Rivers Head Start program. The bookcases will be built by local craftsmen, each with a small plaque with a child’s name engraved on it. The group will now start the process of collecting gently used preschool-level books for the project. Some young readers will be off to a great start thanks to this project. Thumbs up: To Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and DeKalb Municipal Band, whose leaders say they are thriving despite the struggling economy. The fine arts are an important part of a vibrant community, and we applaud the musicians and the people who support them for enriching DeKalb County.


Tech might end job opportunities The Associated Press recently moved a provocative series about the changing landscape for jobs in the United States. It made a good case that middleclass jobs eliminated by technology and the recession aren’t coming back. This is not the first time to hear such dire warnings. Imagine the fuss in the horse carriage industry 100 years ago as it tried to compete with the fledgling automobile. More recently, the typewriter vanished after being conquered by the personal computer. Generally, a disruptive improvement such as the automobile winds up creating more jobs than it eliminates. Historically, such changes have been good for the economy. However, the AP report indicates that this time may be different – due to the rapid improvement in computer software that allows machines to do more jobs with greater accuracy. Another difference is that a lot of the jobs being eliminated, such as an accountant or office manager, involve a college degree. So far, the recent improvements in technology are eliminating more jobs than they are creating. The statistics bear out this argument. The United States lost 7.5 million jobs in the recession that started in late 2007. So far, only 3.5 million jobs have been created, but few of them in the so-called “midskill, mid-pay” category. Most new jobs are in lowerpaying, lower-skill categories. The AP report is informative because it addresses a subject that politicians were unwilling to in last year’s elections. It’s easy to say that all the jobs are going to China, but a more accurate answer is that some of them are not going anywhere. They’re just disappearing. Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth

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A cold, but sunny start to the weekend as high pressure continues to usher in cold Canadian air. A few lurries are possible throughout the day, but most of the snow will remain in Michigan and Indiana. High pressure will slide east resulting in east/southeast winds. As a result, temperatures will warm into the 30s with a mix of rain/snow by Monday.








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In what month have the most states had their biggest snowstorm?

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A: Seventeen states had their biggest snowstorm in February.

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Jonathan Toews (right) and the NHL-leading Blackhawks beat the sliding Sharks on Friday night for their ifth win in six games. PAGE B2

SECTION B Saturday, February 16, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



A deep pool of talent AP photo

Premeditated murder charge for Pistorius PRETORIA, South Africa – In a courtroom, not an Olympic stadium, there was no clickclick-click of Oscar Pistorius’ prosthetic limbs. His only sound Friday was loud, uncontrollable sobs as prosecutors charged him with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his model girlfriend. “Take it easy,” Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir told the Olympic star-turnedmurder-defendant as his father, Henke, and his brother, Carl, reached out to touch his shoulder to comfort him. The 26-year-old Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter who won world acclaim by competing in last summer’s London Olympics, did not speak or enter a plea. He held his head and wept as he heard the charge, which carries a life sentence. A statement released later by his family and agent said Pistorius disputed the murder charge “in the strongest terms.” The track star’s arrest in the Valentine’s Day killing of 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp shocked South Africa, where Pistorius was a national hero dubbed the Blade Runner for his hightech prosthetics and revered for overcoming his disability to compete in the London Games. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he would pursue a charge of premeditated murder against Pistorius in the slaying of Steenkamp, a model with a law degree who had spoken out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women. She was discovered in a pool of blood before dawn Thursday by police called to Pistorius’ upscale home in a gated community in the South African capital of Pretoria. Authorities said she had been shot four times, and a 9 mm pistol was recovered at the home. Police said investigators had conducted an autopsy on Steenkamp’s body but the results would not be released. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball NBA All-Star exhibition, 7 p.m., TNT The Slam Dunk Contest will feature six competitors in a two-round competition pitting the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference. Representing the Western Conference is defending champ Jeremy Evans, Eric Bledsoe and Kenneth Faried. Gerald Green, Terrence Ross James White will compete for the Eastern Conference.

• The rest of the weekend TV sports schedule on Page B2.

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DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swimmer Marc Dubrick watches for the clock to come around during practice Feb. 7. Dubrick and his teammates will compete in the St. Charles East Sectional today.

DeKalb-Sycamore co-op hopes to take large contingent to state events and how versatile these guys are,” Eames said. “It’s been nice all year to switch DeKalb-Sycamore co-op boys things up.” That depth and versatility swimming coach Leah Eames knew at the beginning of the sea- led the co-op to an undefeated son she was going to have fun season in dual meets and a second-place finish in the confermaking the lineup each week. Eames would tweak her line- ence tournament to Oswego, upinanumberofdifferentways, winning the swimming porensuring the co-op matched up tion of the meet, but losing out the best it could depending on on the overall title because it the strengths and weaknesses of lacked a diving program. However, now that the postthe team’s opponent. “I kind of realized how deep season has arrived with today’s our lineup was for all of those St. Charles East Sectional, the


ter this year is huge and we’ve needed every single one of those guys to win every single More online meet. You want to be able to give those guys a chance to For all your prep sports coverage swim at the sectionals.” – stories, features, scores, photos, Eames’ ultimate goal is to get as many swimmers as posvideos, blogs and more – log on to sible to the state finals. At the beginning of the season she thought one or two swimmers lineup changes Eames enjoyed had a chance. Daniel Hein entered the year as a highly toutnow became a struggle. “This was one of the tough- ed freshman and already has est lineups that I had to fill,” broken a couple varsity records Eames said. “Our varsity ros- while junior Ryan Schultz qual-


ified for state in the 100-yard breaststroke as a sophomore. Schultz already has swam well under the state qualifying mark this season and won’t be fully tapered going into the sectional. This year, he’s hoping to get a good seed and make it to Saturday’s finals. “That’s definitely my goal this year,” Schultz said. “It’s definitely possible. It’s just a matter of how much I can drop between now and then.”

See SWIMMING, page B3


Spartans miss shot to take control Culton advances to final By STEVE NITZ

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore boys basketball team had a great opportunity Friday night. The Spartans came into their home contest against Rochelle one game behind firstplace Kaneland in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East. With a victory, Sycamore would remain in the race, at the very least.

However, Rochelle’s fast start and and hot, top-notch shooting ended up being too much for the Spartans in a 71-64 loss. Sycamore (16-10, 5-4 NI Big 12 East) remains one game back of Ben Niemann the Knights after Kaneland’s 50-46 loss to Morris. The Redskins are also 5-4 in conference.

The loss to the Hubs (11-17, 4-5 NI Big 12 East) might have been a blown opportunity, but the Spartans still have life in the race for the league title. “It hurts,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said. “That’s what we talk about, controlling what we control and taking care of our own business. We didn’t do that tonight. Have to credit Rochelle, they did a great job.” Sycamore still can claim a

share of the conference title with a win over DeKalb on Friday and a Kaneland loss at Rochelle, which certainly didn’t look like a team six games under .500 after hitting six first-quarter 3-pointers on its way to a 23-point first period. Morris also can claim a share under the same scenario with a win over Yorkville on Friday night.

See SPARTANS, page B3


Barbs search for answers after defeat By ANTHONY ZILIS DeKALB – For the first time this season, all was right in the world of DeKalb basketball. Entering Friday’s game against Yorkville, the Barbs finally had momentum after beating Kaneland and LaSalle-Peru after a winless January. “We were just feeling it,” DeKalb center Jake Smith said. “I thought we were going to come out and manhandle [Yorkville].” That didn’t happen. After leading early in the third quarter, the Barbs ended up losing, 50-43, to a team they already had defeated this season. “Honestly, I’m in shock,” coach Dave Rohlman said. “Typically, I’ll wait to the next morning to watch film, but I’m going to have to watch Rob Winner – this tonight, because I don’t underYorkville’s Kyle Shimp (from left to right) and DeKalb’s Jake Smith and Jake Carpenter go after a stand what happened.”

See BARBS, page B3

loose ball under the Barbs’ basket during the first quarter of Friday night’s game in DeKalb. The Barbs lost, 50-43.

By KEVIN DRULEY CHAMPAIGN – Sycamore senior Austin Culton pounced on a wild shot by Marion’s Jon Evetts to put himself in position for a second straight state wrestling title. Notching a fall in 42 seconds in his 152-pound, Class 2A state semifinal Friday night, Culton advanced to tonight’s state final at the University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall. Culton, boasting a 43-0 Austin Culton record, will encounter fellow unbeaten Garrett Sutton, a 37-0 junior from Richmond-Burton with a much more disciplined style. After competing alongside Sutton as members of a Team Illinois program as grade-schoolers, Culton doesn’t expect a quick bout in their reunion. “We’re both undefeated, we both know each other pretty well,” Culton said, “so to have a match like this, it’s more than just a match, I guess you could say.” Sycamore junior Kyle Akins (39-1 at 113) and Kaneland senior Dan Goress (41-3 at 145)

See WRESTLING, page B3


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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Kaneland at Dixon, 6 p.m. DeKalb at Streator, 6 p.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb-Sycamore co-op at St. Charles East Sectional Girls Gymnastics State finals Wrestling State finals

MONDAY Boys Basketball Class 1A Erie Regional: Indian Creek vs. LaMoille, quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY Boys Basketball Genoa-Kingston at Harvard, 7 p.m. Class 1A Polo Regional: Polo vs. Hiawatha, quarterfinal, 6 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Kaneland’s Sowell commits to Clarke University

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Sveum: Soler not on fast track Cuban prospect reminds manager of Cliff Floyd By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs got their first look at Cuban prospect Jorge Soler during Friday’s batting practice at Fitch Park and manager Dale Sveum came away impressed. “He kind of reminds me of a right-handed Cliff Floyd the way he takes [batting practice],” Sveum said. “He backspins balls pretty good. … The ball comes off his bat like you want a ball to come off a bat if you’re a manager. I’m really, really interested to watch him on the field.” Sveum said there’s no reason to put him on a fast track to the big leagues. However,

Soler, through a translator, said he expects to play with the Cubs next year. Soler, 20, likely will start the season at Single-A Kane County. “Guys like him, they haven’t played that much baseball,” Sveum said. “He’s still got to play and learn so much, and face better pitching on a Dale Sveum consistent basis. … That experience factor comes in handy.” Villanueva ready to help: A few years ago, pitcher Carlos Villanueva needed help translating scouting reports. “I didn’t understand what they wanted me to do,” Villanueva said. “But now having my own routine, having my own way of viewing the game and viewing a game plan and completing a game plan is the difference now.”

Villanueva said he’s prepared to pitch 200 innings this season if given the opportunity to start – despite his careerhigh innings pitched (125 1⁄ 3) coming only last season – or hit 100 innings if put in the bullpen. While he’d prefer to get a shot at starting, he just wants to help the Cubs win. “Selfishly, we all have our own goals,” Villanueva said. “But in the end, it really matters how we do as a team and where I can be to help out the most.” Sveum said Villanueva has completely changed his work ethic since their time together in Milwaukee. Sveum praised his durability and credited the right-hander for learning how to better prepare, noting that Villanueva is in remarkably better shape. Stewart arrives: Third baseman Ian Stewart has another opportunity to prove he can be an everyday starter.

Kaneland senior pitcher Blake Sowell has made a college commitment to attend Clarke University, an NAIA program located in Dubuque, Iowa. Sowell, of Elburn, signed a letter of intent to play for the Crusaders in a ceremony with his family and Knights baseball coach Brian Aversa on Thursday.

Vikings to play 2 seasons in outdoors

The Green Bay Packers released the 36-year-old defensive back Charles Woodson on Friday with two years left on his contract. The Packers clear about $10 million in cap space by releasing Woodson. Carl Poston, Woodson’s agent, said the veteran wasn’t done yet.

By PATRICK CONDON The Associated Press

Bae leads as Donald lurks at Riviera

8UP NEXT FOR NIU MEN’S BASKETBALL WHO Northern Illinois (5-18, 3-8 MidAmerican Conference) at Western Michigan (15-9, 7-4 MAC) WHEN 5 p.m. today WHERE University Arena, Kalamazoo, Mich. RADIO AM-1360, 98.9-FM LAST MEETING Western Michigan defeated NIU, 71-34, on Jan. 19 SCOUTING THE BRONCOS Western Michigan was on a seven-game winning streak before back-to-back road losses against Ball State and Bowling Green. The Broncos are 8-1 at home and tied with Toledo at the top of the MAC West at 7-4. Western Michigan features four players in double figures: Shayne Whittington (12.7 points per game), Nate Hutcheson (11.3 ppg), Darius Paul (10.5 ppg) and David Brown (10.5 ppg). OUTLOOK NIU had a rough time against Western Michigan when the Broncos visited DeKalb about a month ago as the Huskies shot only 20 percent in the 71-34 loss. To get a road win, NIU will need more production from its two leading scorers, Abdel Nader and Aksel Bolin. The two combined for only eight points in Wednesday’s 56-52 loss to Ball State. NIU hasn’t won at Western Michigan since 2006. – Steve Nitz,

• Meghan Montemurro covers the Cubs and White Sox for Shaw Media. Write to her at mmontemurro@shawmedia. com. Follow her on Twitter: @InsideTheCubs and @Sox_Insider.


Packers release defensive back Charles Woodson

LOS ANGELES – One week after his best finish in more than a year, Fredrik Jacobson birdied the two toughest holes at Riviera on his way to a 6-under-par 65 on Friday and a share of the lead with SangMoon Bae going into the weekend at the Northern Trust Open. – From staff, wire reports

Stewart’s offensive potential – Sveum said he believes he’s capable of hitting 15 to 25 home runs and driving in 75 to 100 runs – along with his defensive capabilities make him the frontrunner for the starting job. But Luis Valbuena will push him for playing time. Sveum acknowledged that Stewart wasn’t always around the clubhouse last season after surgery in July, although he said it “wasn’t a major issue.” “I think he could have been around the team a little bit more, yeah,” Sveum said. “And I told him that. It’s nothing he doesn’t know. For whatever reasons, nobody told him he needed to be anywhere.”

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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (left) and Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews fight during the first period of Friday night’s game at the United Center.


Hawks post home win The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw scored during Chicago’s strong second period, and the NHLleading Blackhawks beat the sliding San Jose Sharks, 4-1, on Friday night for their fifth win in six games. Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Hawks, who remain the league’s only team without a regulation loss. Jamal Mayers had two assists and backup Ray Emery made 27 saves for his fourth win in four starts this season. The Hawks’ first home win since Jan. 27 against Detroit had a little bit of everything, including a rare fight between

Next vs. Los Angeles, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, NBC, AM-720 captains Jonathan Toews of the Hawks and Joe Thornton of the Sharks. Toews skated up to Thornton with about 4½ minutes left in the first period, jabbed him with his stick and then dropped his gloves. The star centers tangled up for a minute before Thornton dragged Toews to the ice and the linesmen skated in. San Jose has dropped seven in a row after getting off to a 7-0 start.

Three of the losses have come in a shootout or overtime. Tim Kennedy scored his first goal of the season for the Sharks (7-4-3), and Antti Niemi had 33 saves against his former team. Each of the Hawks’ first three goals came on rebounds, including an ugly gaffe by Niemi in the second period. Bolland skated toward the goal in the final minute of the first and let loose with a low shot that Niemi stopped with his right leg. But the deflection trickled off Niemi’s left arm and Bolland tucked it into the open net while the veteran goalie frantically tried to find the puck.

MINNEAPOLIS – Next season will be the Minnesota Vikings’ last in the 31-year-old Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, and fans of the purple and gold can look forward to blue lips and red cheeks as they shiver through two seasons of old-school outdoor football. Vikings vice president Lester Bagley said Friday that the team plans to play at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, while the team’s new stadium gets built at the Metrodome site in downtown Minneapolis. Team officials and the state authority overseeing construction convened at the dome Friday to finalize the deal for Minneapolis firm Mortenson Construction to earn $12.5 million to build the new stadium. That fee could reach $15 million if the firm meets performance incentives, but could be lowered if the construction lags. Mortenson also built the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings had hoped to play only one season at the outdoor stadium, which is about a 10-minute drive from the Metrodome. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority had looked into starting construction while the Metrodome still stood, but authority chair Michelle Kelm-Helgen said that proved too difficult. Plans now call for the Metrodome to be torn down in February 2014 and for the new stadium to be ready to open by July 1, 2016.

8WEEKEND TV SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY’S LINEUP Men’s basketball Kent St. at Ohio, 10 a.m., ESPNU Villanova at Connecticut, 11 a.m., ESPN Xavier at Dayton, 11 a.m., ESPN2 Pittsburgh at Marquette, noon, CBS Rutgers at DePaul, noon, ESPNU Saint Joseph’s at La Salle, noon, NBCSN Purdue at Indiana, 1 p.m., ESPN Virginia Tech at N.C. State, 1 p.m., ESPN2 Illinois-Chicago at Loyola, 1 p.m., CSN Creighton at Evansville, 2 p.m., ESPNU Missouri at Arkansas, 3 p.m., ESPN UCLA at Stanford, 3 p.m., ESPN2 Georgia St. at George Mason, 3 p.m., CSN Mississippi State at LSU, 4 p.m., ESPNU Duke at Maryland, 5 p.m., ESPN Detroit at Valparaiso, 5 p.m., ESPN2 Baylor vs. Kansas St., 6 p.m., ESPNU

Princeton at Harvard, 6 p.m., NBCSN Michigan St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m., BTN Georgia at Mississippi, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Texas at Kansas, 8 p.m., ESPN Arizona St. at Colorado, 8 p.m., ESPNU San Diego St. at UNLV, 8 p.m., NBCSN New Mexico St. at Utah St., 10 p.m., ESPNU Golf PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, The Sprint Unlimited, 7 p.m., FOX NHRA, Winternationals qualifying, 9 p.m., ESPN2 (same-day tape) Women’s basketball Michigan St. at Michigan, 11 a.m., BTN Winter sports U.S. Curling Championships, women’s finals, 9 a.m., NBCSN; men’s finals, 3 p.m., NBCSN

Illinois at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m., BTN Wichita St. vs. Illinois St., 7 p.m., ESPNU Golf PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, final round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., CBS Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Daytona 500 pole qualifying, noon, FOX NHRA, Winternationals, 7 p.m., ESPN2 (same-day tape) Women’s basketball Ohio St. at Nebraska, 11 :30 a.m., SUNDAY’S LINEUP BTN Pro hockey DePaul at Louisville, 12:30 p.m., Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 11 a.m., NBC ESPNU Los Angeles at Blackhawks, Notre Dame at Marquette, 2:30 p.m., NBC 1:30 p.m., ESPN2 Washington at N.Y. Rangers, Stanford at UCLA, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU 5 p.m., NBCSN Iowa at Purdue, 4 p.m., ESPN2 AHL, Lake Erie at Chicago Men’s hockey Wolves, 7 p.m., WPWR-50 Miami (Ohio) vs Notre Dame, Pro basketball noon, CSN NBA All-Star Game, 7 p.m., TNT Northern Michigan at Michigan Men’s basketball St., 5:30 p.m., BTN Ohio St. at Wisconin, noon, CBS Men’s lacrosse Louisville at South Florida, Doubleheader, Penn St. vs. Dennoon, ESPN ver and Ohio St. vs. Jacksonville, Miami at Clemson, 5 p.m., ESPNU noon, NBCSN Men’s gymnastics Michigan at Ohio St., 1:30 p.m., BTN Women’s gymnastics Ohio St. at Michigan St., 4 p.m., BTN Boxing Super middleweight Sakio Bika (30-5-2) vs. Nikola Sjekloca (250-0); champion Adrien Broner (25-0-0) vs. Gavin Rees (37-1-1), for WBC lightweight title, 9:30 p.m., HBO

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Friday’s schedule No games scheduled Today’s schedule No games scheduled Sunday’s Game NBA All-Star Game, 7 p.m. Monday’s schedule No games scheduled

ALL-STAR GAME Sunday in Houston i-injured, will not play; r-replacement EASTERN CONFERENCE Starters Player Pos Ht Wt A-S Carmelo Anthony, NY F 6-8 230 6 Kevin Garnett, Bos F 6-11 253 15 LeBron James, Mia F 6-8 250 9 i-Rajon Rondo, Bos G 6-1 186 4 Dwyane Wade, Mia G 6-4 210 9 Reserves Chris Bosh, Mia F-C 6-11 235 8 Tyson Chandler, NY C 7-1 240 1 Luol Deng, Chi F 6-9 220 2 Paul George, Ind G-F 6-8 221 1 Jrue Holiday, Phi G 6-4 190 1 Kyrie Irving, Cle G 6-3 191 1 r-Brook Lopez, Bklyn C 7-0 265 1 Joakim Noah, Bulls C 6-11 232 1 Head coach: Erik Spoelstra, Heat Trainer: Max Benton, Cavaliers WESTERN CONFERENCE Starters Player P Ht Wt A-S Kobe Bryant, LAL G 6-6 205 15 Dwight Howard, LAL C 6-11 265 7 Kevin Durant, Okl F 6-9 230 4 Blake Grifin, LAC F 6-10 251 3 Chris Paul, LAC G 6-0 175 6 Reserves LaMarcus Aldridge, Por F 6-11 240 2 Tim Duncan, SA F 6-11 255 14 James Harden, Hou G 6-5 220 1 David Lee, GS F 6-9 240 2 Tony Parker, SA G 6-2 185 5 Zach Randolph, Mem F 6-9 260 2 Russell Westbrook, Okl G 6-3 187 3 Head coach: Gregg Popovich, Spurs Trainer: Keith Jones, Rockets

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 14 11 0 3 25 Nashville 14 7 3 4 18 Detroit 14 7 5 2 16 St. Louis 13 7 5 1 15 Columbus 13 4 7 2 10 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 12 8 2 2 18 Minnesota 14 6 6 2 14 Edmonton 13 5 5 3 13 Calgary 11 4 4 3 11 Colorado 12 5 6 1 11 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 13 10 2 1 21 San Jose 14 7 4 3 17 Dallas 14 7 6 1 15 Phoenix 14 6 6 2 14 Los Angeles 11 4 5 2 10

GF GA 48 29 28 26 38 41 43 43 30 41 GF GA 35 25 30 36 29 34 33 39 27 32 GF GA 47 35 37 33 34 36 35 38 26 32

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 14 9 2 3 21 40 31 Pittsburgh 15 10 5 0 20 48 35 N.Y. Rangers 13 7 5 1 15 36 34 Philadelphia 15 6 8 1 13 37 45 N.Y. Islanders 13 5 7 1 11 40 46 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 12 8 2 2 18 34 29 Montreal 13 8 4 1 17 36 33 Ottawa 14 7 5 2 16 35 27 Toronto 14 8 6 0 16 40 36 Buffalo 15 6 8 1 13 43 50 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 13 8 4 1 17 41 37 Tampa Bay 13 6 6 1 13 49 40 Florida 13 4 6 3 11 30 47 Washington 14 5 8 1 11 40 49 Winnipeg 13 5 7 1 11 33 43 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Friday’s Results Buffalo 4, Boston 2 New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 3, Winnipeg 1 Anaheim 5, Detroit 2 Blackhawks 4, San Jose 1 St. Louis at Calgary, (n) Dallas at Vancouver, (n) Columbus at Los Angeles, (n) Today’s Games Tampa Bay at Florida, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 6 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 7 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 11:30 a.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 5 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCHEDULE Friday’s result No. 15 Georgetown 62, Cincinnati 55 Today’s Games No. 1 Indiana vs. Purdue, 1 p.m. No. 2 Duke at Maryland, 5 p.m. No. 5 Gonzaga at San Francisco, 3:30 p.m. No. 6 Syracuse at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. No. 7 Florida at Auburn, 12:30 p.m. No. 8 Michigan St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m. No. 10 Kansas St. vs. Baylor, 6 p.m. No. 11 Butler at Fordham, 3 p.m. No. 14 Kansas vs. Texas, 8 p.m. No. 16 Pittsburgh at No. 18 Marquette, noon No. 17 Oklahoma St. vs. Oklahoma, 12:30 p.m. No. 19 New Mexico vs. Boise St., 8 p.m. No. 21 Notre Dame at Providence, 11 a.m. No. 22 Memphis at Marshall, 7 p.m. No. 23 Oregon at Washington St., 6 p.m. No. 24 Colorado St. at Air Force, 3 p.m. No. 25 Kentucky at Tennessee, noon Sunday’s Games No. 3 Miami at Clemson, 5 p.m. No. 4 Michigan vs. Penn St., 11 a.m. No. 9 Arizona at Utah, 2 p.m. No. 12 Louisville at South Florida, noon No. 13 Ohio St. at No. 20 Wisconsin, noon


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Knights cool off after fast start David scores a team-high 12 points in defeat By RYAN WOODEN

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Kaneland’s Drew David starts the Knights’ offense after grabbing a rebound in front of Morris’ Jake Hogan during the first half of Friday night’s game in Morris.


G-K boys hoops triumphs By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Genoa-Kingston boys basketball beat Rockford Christian, 47-35, to move to 15-10 on the season and 6-5 in the Big Northern Conference East. Mason Lucca led the Cogs with 14 points. Adam Price finished with nine and Sal Lopez had eight. “We needed this one big time,” G-K coach Corey Jenkins said.

H-BR’s winning streak ends: Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball team lost its first game since December with a 53-51 loss to Paw Paw on the road. The Royals (23-4, 7-1 Little Ten Conference) share the regular-season Little Ten title with Paw Paw and head into next week’s Class 1A playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the Westminster Christian Regional.

Indian Creek upends Newark: The Timberwolves finished the LTC season with a 54-49 victory over Newark at home Serena downs Hiawatha: Hiawatha ended its season with a 68-43 loss to Serena. The Hawks were led by Ed Canchola, who had 16 points. Dakotah Quimby had 11 points, including two 3-pointers.

MORRIS – The Kaneland boys basketball team could not build off its blazing start and suffered a 50-46 loss to Morris on Friday. The Knights deflated an energized Morris student section by jumping out to a 12-3 lead. The Knights hit five of their first six shots from the floor, including a pair from junior point guard Drew David, the second of which forced a Morris timeout with 2:14 to play in the first quarter. David finished the game with a team-high 12 points. Despite getting outrebounded 10-2 in the first half and turning the ball over nine times, the Red-

• SWIMMING Continued from page B1 But now at the end of the season Eames said the number of swimmers with a chance to get to state has grown and includes senior distance swimmer Marc Dubrick, who also was the Daily Chronicle Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Dubrick is close to the state qualifying time in the 500 freestyle. “I don’t start swimming for high school as soon as I should,” Dubrick said. “It takes me a little bit longer to get in shape, but I got in shape really quick. I knew this season was going to be fun right away. It all came together.” Schultz, Dubrick, Hein and Dylan Powers will combine to swim the medley relay, another event in which the co-op is close to the state qualifying time. With everyone finally rested, Eames said it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the co-op with a large contingent in Winnekta next weekend. “There’s something about that sectional meet with the nerves building up, I don’t count anyone a done deal and I don’t count anyone ever out,” Eames said. “I’ve seen some of the most remarkable time drops I’ve ever seen ... at the sectional meet as a high school coach. Nothing’s impossible.”

skins made their first four shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers from sophomore forward Austin Patterson. Patterson led Morris with 16 points, and Morris tied the score at 38 going into the fourth quarter. “I thought us attacking the basket opened up some perimeter shots, and then once we started hitting perimeter shots they started face-guarding and that opened the lanes back up,” Morris coach Joe Blumberg said. “I thought that ability to score inside and outside was the difference.” Ned Kneller played a role in Morris’ second-half surge, grabbing nine rebounds in the final two quarters after the Redskins had only two as a team in the first half. “We needed somebody inside to pull down rebounds in the second half, and he was phenomenal,” Blumberg said of Kneller.

Meanwhile, the Knights struggled to pull within two possessions the majority of the final quarter until a bucket by junior forward John Pruett pulled Kaneland to within two with 1:03 to play. However, Morris ran the clock down and made free throws down the stretch. David drilled a long 3 with just five seconds to play that cut the lead to 50-48 with five seconds to play, but Morris successfully in-bounded the ball forcing Kaneland to foul. With Morris in the doublebonus, Jason Matteson hit both free throws to seal the victory. “It felt really good,” Matteson said. “Right before (his first attempt) there was a little miscommunication on the subbing, and I ended up just taking a moment to look around and look at the place and see how packed it was. I was liking seeing everyone in Morris come out and watch us play.”

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• BARBS Continued from page B1 In a low-scoring first half, Smith scored six points to help whittle down an early deficit, and the Barbs (6-21, 3-6 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) went into the half trailing, 21-20. Andre Harris scored and set up Rudy Lopez early in the second half, and it looked like the Barbs might continue to roll through the latter part of the conference season. But Yorkville forward Taylor Carter scored six of seven Yorkville (11-14, 4-5 NI Big 12) points, twice beating defenders on back-door cuts off of inbound passes for open layups. Carter scored a game-high 19 points, much of which came on open layups. “After a while, we started to panic, and we got out of position a little bit,” Rohlman said. “We just didn’t adjust throughout the game tonight, and the last couple of games, we’ve been doing that.” After taking the lead, DeKalb didn’t score for the next 7:28, and by the time Harris finally knocked down a jumper with 6:47 to go in the fourth quarter, Yorkville led, 36-26. Harris scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t nearly enough for the Barbs. “We came out sluggish and we lowered our heads a little bit,” Harris said. “They came out and scored a couple of buckets, and after that, it was a downfall.” After falling out of contention in the conference race early, the Barbs were starting to gain some momentum heading into the postseason. Now, they’ll have to gain their swagger back before they play Belvidere North in


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The Spartans found out about Kaneland’s road defeat in the locker room after the high-scoring contest. “We kind of missed an opportunity tonight, obviously with [Kaneland] losing,” Spartans senior guard David Compher said. Compher led the Spartans with 22 points off the bench, hitting two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Ben Niemann added 12 points for Sycamore and Scott Nelson finished with 10. The Hubs came out shooting three after three, with point guard Grant Prusator making two from beyond the arc in the first period and creating for his other shooters. Prusator finished with 26 points and went 10 of 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. Sycamore held the Hubs’ threepoint game in check the rest of the contest as Rochelle only made one in the second through fourth quarters combined. But Rochelle’s hot shooting helped the Hubs to a 23-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. “We know that they’re a good shooting team,” Compher said. “What makes it hard is they can hit at any range, and they can all shoot. That’s what’s difficult, you don’t know which one’s going to shoot.”

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skins finished the half trailing 27-18. The Knights turned the ball over nine times, as well, but it felt like a lost opportunity for Kaneland coach Brian Johnson. “I was happy with what we did in the first half, but the second quarter worried me a little bit because they started making some 3s, and the goal was to force them to drive,” Johnson said. The Redskins notched their 15th win of the season in style on senior night against the Northern Illinois Big 12 Eastleading Knights. And with Ben Ortiz, Morris’ leading scorer, sidelined with mononucleosis, the Redskins pulled out the dramatic win. After playing lackadaisically Tuesday in a home loss to Streator, and getting off to another slow start against one of the conference’s best teams, Morris found a much needed boost to start the second half. The Red-

Continued from page B1 also will vie for 2A titles today. With IHSA officials electing to start the state championship bouts at 170 pounds after a random draw, lighter-weight wrestlers such as Akins face a challenge to their preparation and time management. The move was made in a bid to keep bigger crowds for the end of the finals. “I almost like that,” said Akins, who finished third as a freshman and fourth last season. “It gives me time to

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prepare, you know. As soon as the day starts, I’m usually the second match up, and it’s almost hard to get ready. With it starting at 170, it gives me time to watch a couple of matches and then start my warm-up.” Sycamore missed an opportunity at a third championship bout when senior 195-pounder Jake Davis lost a 4-3 decision to Rich South’s Roy Hickman in his semifinal. Davis (36-2) scuffled for a scoring opportunity on the edge in the late stages of the final period, but was unable to score the go-ahead takedown. He enters today’s competition in the wrestleback semifinals,

two victories away from placing third in state. In 3A, DeKalb senior Doug Johnson (41-2) finds himself in the same position at 132 pounds. After edging Glenbard North’s Johnny Gosinski, 4-3, in the quarterfinals, Johnson lost a 3-2 semifinal decision against Marmion’s George Fisher. Johnson trailed by the final margin entering the third period, but was unable to escape Fisher. Johnson placed third last season. “It’s really tough. The kid’s hopes and dreams, things that he’s been working for for a long time kind of all come crashing down at once,”

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Features editor Inger Koch •


PERKS Play your (credit) cards right for a free vacation By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer


free vacation could be in the cards. Banks are competing fiercely for new credit card users – especially those with good credit. To entice new customers, several major banks are throwing in enough frequent flier miles for two free tickets anywhere in the U.S. Charge the groceries, a night out at a restaurant and the kids’ new spring outfits and you might even earn enough rewards to also get a free hotel or car rental. But before you rush out to get a credit card, make sure that the airline – and the type of card – best suit your vacation needs.

WHICH CARD SUITS YOU The first thing to do is start with a travel goal, says Gary Leff, who has been giving advice about free travel and credit cards since 2002 on his blog View from the Wing. See which airlines fly to the city you want to visit. If, for example, Southwest is the only airline, get its card. The other option is to get a credit card with flexible points that can be transferred to several airlines.

American Express Membership Reward points can be transferred to 15 airline and five hotel partners. Chase Ultimate Rewards can be transferred by cardholders to four airline and three hotel partners. The most flexible transfer option, however, might be through Starwood hotels and its American Express card. The company, which includes the Sheraton and Westin chains, allows points to be transferred to 29 airline partners. Several banks are currently offering bonuses of 25,000 to 50,000 miles for spending anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 in the first few months of having a card. Domestic coach tickets start at 25,000 miles while tickets to Europe are usually 60,000 miles. Business class tickets generally require twice as many miles. “There’s no better, easier, quicker way to get free flights than signing up for a couple of strategic credit cards,” says Leff, who is paid a commission when somebody applies for a card through links on his site. “It really seems like the banks want us to fly around the world in a premium class of service pretty much for free.”

MILES OR CASH That might be what the banks want, but the airlines aren’t always so charitable. Airlines limit the number of

seats available to travelers using miles. During holidays and other peak travel periods there might not be any seats open for mileage redemption. In some cases, miles aren’t even the best option. If you want to fly domestically in coach the best bet isn’t an airline card but one offering cash back. (Those looking for in international business class seats should still stick to miles.) Fidelity has an American Express card that gives a 2-percent rebate. Priceline has a Visa that offers 2 percent cash back, which can be used to pay your credit card bill. With airline cards typically offering one mile for every dollar charged, it would take $25,000 to earn enough miles for a free flight. With a 2-percent cash back card, that same amount of spending would earn a $500 rebate, enough to purchase most domestic flights and without any of the hassles of trying to redeem miles. Additionally, you will be able to earn miles for the flight. (Reward tickets don’t earn miles.) “Cash trumps free anything because you can do anything with it,” says Tim Winship, publisher of FrequentFlier. com, an advice site for travelers. So instead of saving miles for that dream Hawaiian vacation, just get enough cash back to pay for it yourself.

IS LOYALTY WORTH IT? Winship says there has been a gradual erosion of the value of these miles and points and that award ticket availability is getting harder to find. “I’m not saying loyalty programs are worthless. I’m saying they are worth less today than they were five years ago and will be worth less in five years,” Winship says. Many of the hotel and airline cards also come with hefty annual fees, typically ranging from $50 to $100 but sometimes as high as $450. Those fees are only worth paying if you are charging a few thousand dollars each month. There is one exception: some hotel cards, such as the ones for Hyatt, Marriott and InterContinental Hotels – which includes Holiday Inn – come with a free night at certain level hotels each year. The cost of the annual fee is often less than one night’s hotel bill. Hotel points are also typically easier to redeem than airline miles. But be warned: all of these cards often charge with higher interest rates – some as high as 24.99 percent – and are best only for those who pay off their monthly bills in full. “These cards are definitely not the way to go,” Winship says, “if keeping your head above water is your first priority.”


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FAMILY TIME | How to find the right vet for your pet

Tip of the week To help make sure your pet receives high quality medical care, several veterinarians offer advice on how to find the right vet for your pet. • Ask for recommendations. “A good way to begin your search for a high quality veterinary practice is to ask for recommendations from friends and family,” says Dr. Meredith Hope of Brown Mackie College – Louisville. “Word of mouth from people with experience as a client can be valuable. You also can read online reviews and look at veterinary websites for information on specific doctors and practices.” Dr. Barry Kellogg of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association suggests paring down your list of options by looking for a practice that is certified by American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

• Visit the practice. “Practices grow by developing relationships that show you are valued as a client,” says Hope. The temperament and qualifications of the overall staff say a lot about the practice. “Staff members trained as registered veterinary technicians are a good sign of quality care,” continues Hope. “The training provides clinical competence and technical knowledge.” This can go a long way in easing your mind about the people who will play a major role in your pet’s care. • Doctor credentials. One of the first things many people notice about the veterinarian is his or her bedside manner. Are you comfortable talking to and listening to this person? Keep in mind you are looking for a medical expert; you want to weigh more than personality. “How do you know what the vet knows?” asks Kellogg. “Technical knowledge and educational status aren’t easy to judge from the outside. Your decision should come from a blend of interpersonal relationship and educational knowledge and credentials.” Credentials are typically displayed on an office wall in the form of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. • Accessibility matters. In addition

8NEW ARRIVALS Rolli Dave and Becca Rolli of DeKalb announce the birth of a daughter, Stella Grace Rolli, born Feb. 4, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 2 pounds, 10 ounces, and was welcomed by Isabelle, 3. Grandparents are Mary Kipp of Greenwood, Wis., Jim Kipp of Viroqua, Wis., and Don and Peggy Rolli of Gratiot, Wis.

Shoener Angela and John Shoener of Somonauk announce the birth of a son, Alexander Raymond Shoener, born Jan 3, 2013, at Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was welcomed home by Douglas, 6, and Grant, 2. Grandparents are Larry and Doris Rogers of Somonauk.

Anderson Blake Anderson of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Sycamore, and Michelle Garcia of San Benito, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Alexandra Michelle Anderson, born Jan. 25, 2013, at Valley Baptist Hospital, Brownsville, Texas. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Tom and Jane Anderson of Harlingen, Texas, formerly Sycamore. Great-grandparents are Rich and Sharon Luper of Colfax, Ind., formerly of Sycamore, and Elwanda Taylor of Sycamore. Ellen Nolan of Colfax, Ind., formerly Sycamore, is a great-great-grandmother. Her aunt is Lauren Anderson of Sycamore.

8PRAIRIE FLOWER Thanks for supporting trip to Washington D.C. To the Editor: The Sandwich Schools Music Association and the Sandwich High School Music Department wish to thank the community for the tremendous support given to help the SHS band and choir students travel to Washington D.C. Sandwich students were able to experience history in the making during their visit to Washington for the Presidential Inauguration. The band and choir performed in the Heritage Music Festival capped by a special awards banquet and a formal ball. The SHS band, under the direction of Justin Heinekamp, received the Adjudicator’s Award and the Gold award with the highest score in their class at the festival. The SHS choir, under the direction of Liz Shollenberger, received the Silver Award for their class, also with an excellent performance. Sandwich music students had the privilege of touring Arlington National Cemetery, joining together in an emotional rendition of the National Anthem. They also toured the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the World War II, Korean War, Iwo Jima and Vietnam War Memorials. They also experienced several Smithsonian museums including the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Natural History. This trip was made possible by the generosity of the community with the music department’s fundraising efforts. The students offer a sincere thank-you to everyone who helped make this once in a lifetime trip possible! Sandwich Schools Music Association Sandwich High School Music Department

to office visits, how accessible is the veterinarian or a professionally trained staff member to answer your questions on the phone? “If a practice is too busy to respond, you may want to rethink your decision,” says Kellogg. “You want access to guidance when you have a question about your pet. As a client, you deserve personal service and attention. Some practices now use email as a forum to answer questions.” • Overnight essentials. In case your pet ever requires surgery and an overnight stay at the veterinarian’s office, it’s a good idea to ask up front about overnight care. “Some practices have an attendant on site throughout the night,” Hope says. “Others may assign a staff member to check in periodically. If there is no night staff, many will transfer the patient to a local ER veterinary clinic for overnight monitoring.” Each pet owner must decide what seems right for each pet. “Animals need some kind of supervision, even after a simple spay procedure,” says Kellogg. “The larger multi-doctor practices may be more available to staff the facility at night, sharing off-hour coverage.” • No one knows your pet better than you do. “Veterinary care involves give and take between you, the doctor

and the staff. Most pet owners want to make their own decisions about their pets with appropriate guidance from the practice,” says Kellogg. “I feel a veterinarian’s responsibility is to present treatment alternatives objectively and let the individual decide how to proceed.” – Brandpoint

Family movie night “Warm Bodies” Rated: PG-13 Length: 98 minutes Synopsis: A zombie named R (Romeo?) saves Julie (Juliet?) and the two form a special relationship. Violence/scary rating: 4 Sexual-content rating: 2 Profanity rating: 3 Drugs/alcohol rating: 2 Family Time rating: 3.5. It’s sort of a “Twilight” with zombies. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “The Scorpio Races,” by Maggie Stiefvater Ages: 13 to 17 Pages: 416

Synopsis: Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age 19, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition – the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen. As she did in her bestselling “Shiver” trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience. – Scholastic Inc.

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14-year-old violinist to perform at NIU An award-winning 14-year-old violinist will perform with the CSA Sinfonia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Concert Hall of the Northern Illinois University Music Building. Concerto Competition winner Serena Harnack will perform the fourth movement of the Concerto No. 4 in d minor, Opus 41 by Viuextemps. Harnack won the competition at NIU after a rigorous audition in November. She also is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Susan and Richard Kiphart Scholarship at Music Institute of Chicago. She is a member of the Academy program for gifted pre-college musicians where she studies violin privately with artist faculty members Almita Vamos and Hye-Sun Lee. Harnack has been studying violin for 10 years and is a freshman at St. Francis College Prep in Wheaton. She lives in Glen Ellyn. Harnack has won many awards for her performances, including first place in the Chinese Fine Arts Society Confucius Competition, DePaul Concerto Festival, Musichorale Scholarship Competition, Glen Ellyn – Wheaton Scholarship

Competition, Youth Symphony of DuPage Concerto Competition, and with the Insieme Trio, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s Young Virtuosi Concerto Competition. She was awarded an outstanding rating for five years in a row by the Granquist Music Competition in Geneva. She has performed twice on WFMT/98.7 Introductions, a program that showcases Chicago’s finest pre-college musicians. Wednesday’s concert also includes the Hungarian March from the Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz, three movements of Serenade for Strings by Edward Elgar, and two movements from Symphony No. 5 in c minor by Ludwig van Beethoven. CSA Sinfonia attracts talented musicians from all over the northern Illinois region. Admission to this highly regarded ensemble is by audition only. Linc Smelser, cello teacher and conductor of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, is the director of CSA Sinfonia. Auditions for the orchestra for the 2013-2014 season are on May 13 in Provided photo the NIU Music Building. Serena Harnack, an award-winning 14-year-old violinist will perform with the For more information, visit CSA Sinfonia on Wednesday at Northern Illinois University.

Regional beauty pageant headed to Egyptian The Miss Fox Valley scholarship pageant will be held at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb at 4 p.m. Feb. 23. FunME Events and Kishwaukee Fest are the official hosts of the event. The pageant has four divisions: Princess (ages 5 to 9), Outstanding Preteen (ages 10 to 12), Outstanding Teen (ages 13 to 17) and Miss (ages 17 to 24). The winner in the Miss division will qualify for the Miss Illinois pageant, a preliminary in the Miss America organization. Select winners from the Fox Valley pageant will appear in the

Kishwaukee Fest Parade in DeKalb on July 26. The Miss Fox Valley Scholarship Pageant is one of the local preliminaries of the Miss Illinois Scholarship Association, a duly-accredited preliminary in the Miss America Organization. These pageants offer young women opportunities to enhance their personal and professional development through scholarship programs, according to a news release. For the past two years, Miss Illinois has been one of the top 10 finalists in the Miss America Pageant. The pageant is open to any unmarried

woman or girl in Illinois within one of the division age ranges. It was previously held in Harvard, and was recruited by FunME Events to move to DeKalb. For local event or sponsor information, contact Michael Embrey at funmeevents@aol. com or 815-756-1263. Girls and women ages 5 to 24 who are interested in learning more about the pageant can find information at www.missfoxvalley. or by searching for Miss Fox Valley on Facebook.

8BRIEFS DHS ’83 plans reunion The DeKalb High School Class of 1983 will celebrate its 30-year class reunion July 26 and 27. If you are a member of the class or know someone who is, register at for more information.

Homeschooling support group available Rockford Area H.O.U.S.E. is a local homeschooling support group open to all families in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. They provide educational and social interaction, while sharing ideas and encouragement. All educational and religious philosophies are welcome. Classes are offered from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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Ellwood needs volunteers for youth programs The Ellwood House Museum seeks volunteers to work with its expanding youth programming. Ellwood House education volunteers will deliver school and youth tours and assist with Ellwood Explorers’ family programming. Educational programs and tours occur April through December and involve a wide range of topics from art, history, architecture, nature and gardening. An informational meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 2. Call the Ellwood House office at 815-7564609 or email museum educator Rebecca Nickels at if you plan to attend.

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Vendors sought for Sycamore Farmers Market The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 2013 Sycamore Farmers Market. The market is held Sundays, June through September, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Center Parking Lot at the corner of Somonauk and Elm streets. The Sycamore Farmers Market has


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Portuguese wine influenced by other countries The formation of the European Union had a significant impact on Portuguese winemakers. With the opportunity to examine wine cultures outside of Portugal, winemakers were able to further their own skills. Traditional winemaking methods were refined, technological advancements introduced and the easing of restrictions allowed for the liberation of creative freedoms for winemakers. The result was a historic stylistic shift that continues to influence Portuguese winemakers.

Winemaker spotlight New ideas had finally permeated through the barrier of the old guard that made wines in Portugal. The year was 1986 and Portugal had just joined the EU. “Until the early ‘80s, the

UNCORKED James Nokes winemaking in Portugal was too focused on our own winemaking experiences,” said Miguel Nora, ViniPortugal senior area manager of North America. “Winemakers only learned from their ancestors/predecessors, with a few exceptions, without a link to what was being done outside our borders.” Research and development rose to the forefront as young winemakers returned from internships abroad with a new cooperative system in place that allowed their newfound knowledge to shine. Portuguese wines experienced a rebirth. Portuguese winemakers have more than 250 indig-

enous varieties from which to chose and like Spain – the neighboring country on the Iberian Peninsula which has found greatness with Grenache – Douro winemakers are headed to their own renaissance. A pleasant balance between acidity, ripe flavors and alcohol highlight Quinta do Portal, Mural Reserve 2008, and Kopke Douro 2009. Both wines are food-friendly and value buys at $13 each. “We often hear among Portuguese winemakers, that acidity is the backbone of the wine,” Nora said. “So, you can see how important that is for us. For Portuguese winemakers, it is always important to ensure that grapes are picked at the perfect level of ripeness that will allow for early- to medium-term consumption, but also with

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What to buy Kopke, Douro, 2009 ($13): From the oldest port house in Portugal, Kopke has a sense of place. There’s balsamic, black cherry, rosemary and wild rose notes. An intriguing hint of eucalyptus on the finish kept me coming back for more. Interestingly, Kopke uses the same grapes for its still and fortified wines. “It’s very common that the port houses use the same grapes to make both styles of fortified wine and table wines,” Nora said. “Of course, when you have a special vintage, most houses will keep the best grapes to make vintage port because it is a very important product

for Porto and maintains a longstanding tradition and prestige for the port houses.” “In all the wines, both still and fortified, there is an intensive sorting of the grapes and only the good ones that pass the test make it into the entry-level wines. Kopke is no exception, as the grape varieties are the same that are used for their ports and the vineyards usually are the same,” he said.

Quinta do Portal, Mural Douro, 2008 ($13): This wine has a nose of anise and cinnamon stick that yields to toasty tannins and raspberry jam.

Wine 101 To begin a journey through Portuguese wines Nora recommends several varietals. When it comes to whites, he suggests the single

variety Alvarinho or Encruzado. White blends with “beautiful acidity” include Arinto or Fernao Pires. Single varietal wines of Baga or Castelao have “amazing ageability.” “At the end of the day, though, we believe that a blend of our best grapes can create a wine that can reach another level,” Nora said. “In Douro, Touriga Nacional, our most famous grape variety, is often blended with Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela, called Trincadeira in the South, where it often shows up as a single variety, to create truly special wines.”

• James Nokes writes a bi-weekly wine column for the Daily Chronicle. He’s been tasting, touring and collecting in the wine world for several years. Contact him at

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Lions Club donation Bob Jones from the Sandwich Lions Club recently presented a $1,000 donation to Cindy Worsley, executive director of Fox Valley Older Adult Services. The Lions Club meets regularly at the FVOAS building in Sandwich.

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Boy Scout Troop 32 and Venture 32 participated in the Kishwaukee District annual Klondike Derby at the Sycamore Sportsman’s Club on Feb. 2. The troop spent the day competing in activities such as fire building, rifle shooting and sled racing. Troop 32 is for boys, ages 11 to 18. March activities include an annual food drive for a local food pantry and camping. The troop meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in DeKalb. The troop welcomes boys that have an interest in outdoor activities and an interest in learning about merit badges and becoming an Eagle Scout. For more information, contact

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Library collection teaches Muslim history and culture DeKalb Public Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf covers the themes of American stories, connected histories, literary reflections, pathways of faith, points of view and arts, architecture and film. Among the titles are: “A Quiet Revolution” by Leila Ahmed; “Prince Among Slaves” by Terry Alford and the 2007 film based on the book; “The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States,” edited by Edward E. Curtis IV; “Acts of Faith” by Eboo Patel; “The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam” by G. Willow Wilson; “The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance” by Jim Al-Khalili; “In an Antique Land” by Amitav Ghosh; “When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East’” by Stewart Gordon; “Leo Africanus” by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett; “The Ornament of the World” by Maria Rosa Menocal; “Minaret” by Leila Aboulela; “The Arabian Nights” (anonymous), edited by Muhsin Mahdi, translated by Husain Hadd-

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Mom of four musters courage to leave marriage Dear Abby: I have lived in an abusive marriage for 11 years. Now, when I have finally mustered the courage to leave, everybody says I must stay “for the children” as he is a “changed man.” I no longer love him and he refuses to give me a divorce. He also refuses to admit there is anything wrong in the marriage and says I’m exaggerating everything. I have tried counseling and therapy alone because he refused to join me. I do not want my four children to be affected by my choice and wish for a mutual discussion, but he doesn’t want to discuss divorce. I am afraid to stay and afraid to leave. I have no support system here. – Wants Out in Illinois Dear Wants Out: After 11 years of abuse and counseling and therapy alone because your husband would not accompany you, his wishes should no longer affect your decision. Pick up the phone and contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233. That’s the place to find information about how to form an escape plan for yourself and your children. Whether your husband is willing to discuss divorce or not, he cannot force you to remain married to him. An attorney can help you with the process once you are out of there. Dear Abby: I’m a 23-year-

While he was living here alone before our wedding, he got into some trouble with the law and he’s now on probation. He was never in trouble before. I have no family or old woman with a university friends here, and he can’t go degree, a fulfilling job, downout and socialize to meet new town apartment and a busy people now that he’s under social life. I am also heavily those strict guidelines. tattooed. My tattoos bring me I have always been popular a great deal of happiness. I and have many friends back work in a field where visible home, but I’m lonely and tattoos are acceptable, and depressed now. I moved here I’m very good at covering because I love him, but I can’t them when necessary. get over the fact that this has dampened our first year My problem is how to poas husband and wife. How litely deal with strangers who should I handle the future criticize my tattoos when I’m of our marriage and our life out in public. I have been told here with all these unsettling I have “ruined” myself, that I issues he has put me in? – have no future, that I’ll never Hurt Wife in Michigan Dear Getting A Little Bored: find a husband, that I am Dear Hurt Wife: Unless your The basis for a successful reugly, an insult to women and lationship is communication. husband is under house trashy. I do not dress scantarrest – which probation is While I don’t advise you to ily and, in my opinion, these tell your boyfriend that you’re not – he can socialize. He can comments are uncalled for. make friends through work, “getting a little bored,” I do I usually tell people that I and look for volunteer opthink it would be helpful to am affecting only myself and express that you’d like HIM to portunities if he has the time. that I’m happy, but this usuplan your dates once or twice Both will help him to make ally results in scoffs or more connections with constructive a month so you don’t have to rude remarks. Part of me people. The same is true for wants to be rude back because do all the work in maintainyou to help you connect with ing the relationship. That’s I am offended. What should I the community. say the next time I am inevita- not hurtful; it’s truthful. I know this is a big adjustbly picked on? – Inked And Dear Abby: I recently marment for you, but in time you Irked in Calgary, Canada ried a loving man who works can both put this unfortunate full-time and is studying Dear Inked And Irked: I chapter behind you. I wish for his MBA online. A few printed a letter last spring about a Canadian woman who months ago, he received a pro- you both a future filled with success. motion and was transferred insisted that people north Dear Abby: Help! My husto another state, so after our of the border are nicer than band won’t wear clothes. wedding I moved here to be people in the U.S.A. Your When our children were with him. letter shows that’s not neces-

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips

sarily the case. The next time someone makes an unkind remark about your body art, look the person in the eye and say, “That you would say something so hurtful to me shows you are uglier on the inside than you think I am on the outside.” Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 11 months. He’s 18 and I’m 17. Every date we go on is initiated and planned by me. For once, I’d like to be surprised and swept off my feet by his actually planning a date. I don’t know how to go about this. I want to tell him without hurting his feelings. – Getting A Little Bored in Quakertown, Pa.

young, he walked around naked because he wanted to make sure they didn’t have the same hang-ups about nudity that he grew up with. (His father was ultra-conservative and uptight.) My husband began wearing clothes again when the kids got older, but now they have all moved out and he has quit. He sits naked in his recliner to watch TV. The recliner is right next to the front door, and there’s only the storm door between him and the world. Abby, he literally strips all his clothes off to do the dishes! We live in a NEIGHBORHOOD. It’s not like we’re out in the country. If I say anything to him, he says I can go into a different room if I don’t like it. Is this normal? – Nudie’s Wife in Florida Dear Nudie’s Wife: It appears to be normal for your husband. Some – not all – families are very relaxed about nudity. As long as your living room isn’t visible to the neighbors and you don’t have drop-in visitors, your husband is harming no one. If you don’t want to look at him, take him up on his suggestion. P.S. I hope you thank him for doing the dishes. Not all husbands are so helpful.

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

Some teens’ anger is more than just moodiness Dear Dr. K: My 19-year-old son is always angry. Is this a normal developmental stage, or should I be concerned? Dear Reader: The late teenage years are tough. Childhood is over. The protection offered by home and parents will soon end. Teens know that they will have to make it on their own in the world. Becoming a part of the society of teens around them is very important. Plus there are big challenges ahead: starting college, entering the work force, living away from home for the first time. So it’s not at all uncommon for teens to be moody, and that includes periodic outbursts of anger

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff that they didn’t have when they were younger. But when a teen gets increasingly angrier as time goes by – or more rigid and defensive – it’s a cause for concern. Angry outbursts are a sign that your son is suffering and could use some help – if he’ll accept it. And if your son’s angry outbursts ever injure anyone else, it’s time for you to get him some help, fast. Here are some things to

consider: • Irritability aside, is your son showing other symptoms of depression? Is he having trouble enjoying life? Is he sleeping too little or too much? Is he gaining or losing a great deal of weight? Does he have low energy or poor concentration? • Is there any sign that your son might be using an illegal substance? Irritability or changes in mood can be the result of substance use. • Is your son irritable with everyone or just with you? It is common for children of any age to be intolerant of parents’ input. As with many things, Mark Twain said it

best: “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years.” • Is your son going through a crisis, a challenge or a developmental transition? Maybe there is a specific problem at the root of his testy behavior that needs attention – relationship trouble, low self-esteem, concerns about his identity, or not feeling up to the pressures of school or work. Even if he won’t talk to you about this, someone else may be able to get to the bottom of

the problem. There is no guarantee that your son will talk to you about these subjects. Often a parent needs the help of someone else to understand and help reduce a teen’s anger. That other person may be another family member or friend that the young man trusts, a teacher or coach, his pediatrician, or a trained therapist or school counselor. So if your son’s anger goes beyond teenage moodiness, and you find you’re not able to get through to him, look for help.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Gives the eye 6 Fragment 11 Bloke 15 To the point 20 Crisp 21 Freshman at Annapolis 22 “People” person 24 Agave 25 Pester playfully 26 “— Accomp’ny Me” 27 Tavern brew 28 Economist — Janeway 29 Physicist Carl — 31 Is an accomplice 33 Sanskrit dialect 34 Girl at a ball 35 Snoop (2 wds.) 37 Nudge, perhaps 39 — Fawkes Day 41 Toady’s reply 42 Poet W.H. — 43 Helped an actor 44 Stag attendees 46 Dries out, as wood 50 Water lily leaf 51 Walk-on, maybe 52 Beethoven’s birthplace 53 Where Keokuk is 57 Mariachi wear 59 Wet and chilly 60 Grammy winner — Ronstadt 61 Slant 62 Reflections 63 Hoods’ weapons 64 Baseball teams 65 D.C. lobbying org. 66 Cheapskate 67 Noisy disputes 68 Stale 69 In little pieces 72 Four quarters 73 Roadside guide 74 Cults 75 27th president 76 Expert musician

79 Test versions 80 Golf hazard (2 wds.) 84 British composer 85 Deli staple 86 Bad mood 87 Collected sayings 88 Baseball’s “Iron Horse” 91 Wanted-poster word 92 Long hike 93 Packs 95 Menu term (2 wds.) 96 Get a whiff 97 Octopus habitats 98 Shuttle launcher 99 Odd notion 101 Intuitions 102 Take a snooze 103 “Carmen” setting 104 About 2.2 lbs. 105 Up above 106 Chops down 107 Well-chosen 108 Finalized agreement 109 Not exactly right 111 Catches cold 112 Vow 114 Washboard — 117 Crumb-toter 118 Skirt length 119 Thigh muscles 124 Gin drink 126 Dots in the Seine 128 Make waterproof 130 Blob of mayo 131 Arthur — Doyle 132 Reclines lazily 134 Places 136 Beauty pageant prize 137 Ludicrous 138 Brain parts 139 Getz and Laurel 140 ATM key 141 — box 142 Gone by 143 Fidgety 144 Ms. Witherspoon

DOWN 1 A number of times 2 — -Roman wrestling 3 Trickles 4 Long-answer exam 5 Himalayan guide 6 Go undercover 7 Under wraps 8 Corned beef on rye 9 Better trained 10 Throw snowballs 11 L x V 12 Piled high 13 One-celled plants 14 Prepare apples 15 So long (hyph.) 16 Axiom 17 In a hostile manner 18 Yvette’s school 19 Destinies

23 Highwaymen 30 Grayish-browns 32 Move furtively 36 Vitamin amts. 38 Bridal notice word 40 Arm bone 43 Fakes out 44 Scratch 45 Close kin 46 “I, Robot” writer 47 Zodiac twins 48 Whiteboard need 49 Poultry herb 51 Problem for Hamelin 52 Wraps tightly 54 Ape a pig 55 Suffix for “silver” or “brass” 56 Hot — — oven 58 Pricing word

59 Night follower 60 Cheerful tones 63 Disco dancer (hyph.) 64 Less than lite (hyph.) 67 Hilltop 68 Parcels out 69 Mass of clouds 70 P.O. service 71 Homer-hitter Mel — 73 Melody 74 “Just Shoot Me” star 75 Water reservoir 77 Deckhand 78 “Mentalist” — Geller 79 Uses a parachute 80 Drags into court

81 Cause resentment 82 Jessica on “Murder, She Wrote” 83 Light color 85 Censor 86 Beer keg orderer 88 Stare 89 Post-kindergarten 90 Icy pellets 91 Pulpits 92 Hardy heroine 93 State VIP 94 Battery chemical 96 Parent’s command (2 wds.) 97 Bastes 98 Slow down 100 Ostrichlike bird 101 Self-centered 102 Heirloom 103 Exceeded the limit

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DINING SERVICES SUPERVISOR Assisted/ Independent living community has a position available for a dining services supervisor. Responsible for managing the everyday operations of the dining services department. Must have 3-5 years of supervisory experience, have food sanitation license and be CPR Certified. This is a full-time position with benefits. Hours are varied. Also available part-time Waitstaff position.

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OFFICE POSITIONS Seymour of Sycamore, a leading manufacturer, has immediate openings for entry level full time (M-F 8am - 5pm) Clerical, Accounting & Customer Service individuals. Qualified candidates must be detailed oriented, possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Prior experience in an office environment and/or bi-lingual Spanish a plus. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Please forward resume and salary history to or apply within: 917 Crosby Ave Sycamore, IL 60178. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA 2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911 Sycamore: 2BR Apts & Duplex Animals Allowed. Townsend Management 815-787-7368 Sycamore: Clean 2BR,1BA, full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, next to park and school. $695/mo. You pay utilities. No dogs. 815-970-4640 Eric Sycamore: very nice roomy 2BR, all appl. incl. W/D, 1 car gar., C/A, close to town, $750/mo. +sec. 815-814-4177

CORTLAND- 2 Bed / 2 Bath Condominium for rent. $900/month plus utilities. For information contact Donna 708-277-3417. DEKALB 2.5BR, 2.5BA Townhome 2 car garage. Avail Apr 1. $1100/mo. 630-776-7234

DeKalb Golf Course Community 3BR TH, 2.5BA, gar, front porch. All appliances, very nice, no pets. $1050/mo. 815-761-8639

MAPLE PARK Town Home Modern 2/3BR, 2.5BA Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, D/W, W/D, 2 car Garage. $1150/mo+sec. 815-252-3481 SYCAMORE - 3 bed, 1.5 BA, garage, lg. deck, w/d, recent upgrades! $950 n/s, 815-739-0652 rentinsycamore@gmail

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Dekalb/South 3BR, 1.5BA Avail starting Feb. Lease, refs req. No pets. $900/mo + utils. More info & appt call. 815-751-2546

Rochelle Large 2 Bedroom Clean & Quiet. Basement, laundry. 1 car garage, no pets. $550/mo + security deposit. 847-809-6828

Sycamore ~ Electric Park

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DEKALB - 2 Bedroom 1 Bath, All Appliances, A/C, Garage, Lawn Care and Snow Removal Included. No Smoking, No Pets. $900. 815-758-0591

DeKalb ~ 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Recently updated, appl, W/D 1 car garage, no pets. $900/mo, utilities not included. 630-470-2623

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF ASHLEIGH N. BRAUN Petitioner vs DAVID J. FIELD Respondent Case No. 12 D 306 LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS SS COUNTY OF DEKALB IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Ashleigh N. Braun, Plaintiff, David J. Field, Defendant Case No. 12 D 306 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff, naming you as defendant therein and praying For Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage and for relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before March 7, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. DATED: FEBRUARY 14, 2013, DEKALB, ILLINOIS, DEKALB COUNTY CLERK OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT. KIRSTEN R. BECKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 921 LEWIS STREET, DEKALB, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 16, 23 & March 2, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RINEHOLD O. DAHMS, DECEASED. NO. 13 P 21 NOTICE FOR PUBLCATION CLAIMS INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Rinehold O. Dahms of DeKalb, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on February 13, 2013, to Danny R. Walker, 1165 Arneita St., Sycamore, IL 60178, as Independent Executor, and whose attorney is Gary E. Lothson, Attorney at Law, 203 Grove Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. The estate will be administrated without court supervision, unless under Section 5/28-4 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) of the Probate Act, any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, 133 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Executor, or both, on or before August 28, 2013. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Executor and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. DATED: February 13, 2013 Danny R. Walker, Independent Executor By: /s/ Gary E. Lothson Attorney at Law

DeKalb/South Side 3BR, 1BA Enclosed patio, fenced yard. 1.5 car garage, full basement. No pets/smoking. 815-758-2365 DeKalb: 4BR, 2.5 BA basement. Close to NIU. Avail. Feb. $1350/mo. (815)762-0617 JOHNSBURG HOUSE FOR RENT 3 bedroom 2 bath Ranch 1 car garage. Johnsburg area. $900 per month. 815-385-0767 Kingston. 2BR, 1BA. Appls & garbage removal incl. $600/mo +sec dep. No pets. 815-975-4601

Prepared by: GARY E. LOTHSON Attorney at Law Atty. Reg. No. 6193083 203 Grove Street DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-1436 815-756-4958 (Fax) (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 16, 23 & March 2, 2013.)

1. Notice is given of the death of William E. Heriaud, who died on December 20, 2012 a resident of DeKalb, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate and his address is: Richard D. Heriaud, 316 W. Fifth Street, Sandwich, IL 60548. 3. The attorney for the estate and its address is: Krentz & Salfisberg, P.C., 100 W. Main Street, Plano, IL 60545. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before 6 months from the date of first publication. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Representative, or both. 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. 5. On January 20, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative was entered. 6. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will as provided under section 621 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 6-21). 7. Within 6 months after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Section 8-1 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 8-1). 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 28-4).

Agr Paul R. Miller, Director DeKalb County Planning and Zoning (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 16, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF AUDIT REPORT OR CORTLAND TOWNSHIP Cortland Township hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012 has been made, and that a report of such audit dated November 28, 2012 has been filed with the County Clerk of DeKalb, County in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.01 st seq. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection at Cortland Township, 14 S. Prairie Street, Cortland Illinois, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday except for holidays. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 16, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given to all persons that the Cortland Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday March 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon after 7:00 p.m. as may be possible,


Beginning at the Southwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 29; thence Northerly, along the West line of said Northeast Quarter, a distance of 468.00 feet; thence Easterly at an angle of 91 degrees 01 minutes 28 seconds as measured counterclockwise from the last described course, a distance of 184.01 feet; thence Northerly, at an angle of 92 degrees 17 minutes 34 seconds as measured clockwise from the last described course, a distance of 136.38 feet; thence Westerly at an angle of 88 degrees 45 minutes 06 seconds as measured clockwise from the last described course, a distance of 187.00 feet to a point on the West line of said Northeast Quarter; thence northerly, along said West line , at an angle of 90 degrees 01 minutes 13 seconds as ed clockwis fr

The herein described property is generally located between South Avenue and the Cortland Mobile Home Community on the east side of Somonauk Road in Cortland, Illinois and is commonly known as the Neighborhood at Robinson Farm. The specific nature of the requested amendment is to modify the ap-


(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Daren L. Friesen is proposing to use the 37-acre property commonly known as Stonehouse, located at 3719 Suydam Road in Paw Paw Township, as a combination campground and "private yoga and retreat center." However, this combination of uses requires a Special Use Permit approved by the DeKalb County Board. Before the County Board can approve a Special Use Permit, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer. Daren L. Friesen, representing the property owner, has requested approval of such a Special Use Permit for Stonehouse. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administration Building, East Conference Room, south entrance, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178. Because this will be the only opportunity for public input on this application, all interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard. The Special Use petition, PP-13-3, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Planning Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188. The subject properties are zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and are legally described as follows: Parcel 1 Part of the Northeast 1/4 of section 22, Township 37 North, Range 3, East of the Third principal meridian, bounded and described as follows: commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northeast 1/4 of said section 22; Thence South 88 degrees 33 minutes 58 seconds West, along the North line of said Northeast 1/4, a distance of 901.20 feet to the point of beginning of the hereinafter described parcel of land; Thence continuing South 88 degrees 33 minutes 58 seconds West along said North line, a distance of 1251.41 feet to the Northeast corner of the West one-third of the Northwest 1/4 of said Northeast 1/4; Thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 39 seconds West along the East line of said West one-third, a distance of 1,012.42 feet to the centerline of a public road designated Suydam

ify ap proved plan to establish an offstreet parking requirement for agetargeted dwelling units; increase the number of mixed-use buildings along Somonauk Road; change lot development standards for mixeduse buildings; to establish a maximum building height; and, other related changes to the development standards in order to accommodate the development objectives on the undeveloped lots on the property in question as may be deemed necessary. All interested persons are invited to attend and to be heard. Brad Lawson, Chairman Cortland Planning Commission Dated: February 13, 2013 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 16, 2013.)

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Parcel 2 Part of the Northeast 1/4 of section 22, Township 37 North, Range 3, East of the third principal meridian, bounded and described as follows: Beginning a the Northeast corner of the West one-third of the Northwest 1/4 of said Northeast 1/4; Thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 39 seconds West along the West line of said West one-third, a distance of 1, 012.42 feet to the centerline of a public road known as Suydam Road; Thence South 84 degrees 16 minutes 06 seconds East along said centerline, a distance 286.41 feet to the point of beginning of the hereinafter described tract of land; Thence North 05 degrees 43 minutes 54 seconds East, a distance of feet 159.65 feet; Thence North 67 degrees 55 minutes 21 seconds East, a distance of 159.34 feet; Thence North 53 degrees 48 minutes 42 seconds East, a distance of 252.04 feet; Thence South 83 degrees 49 minutes 37 seconds East, a distance of 163.06 feet; Thence South 51 degrees 45 minutes 10 seconds East, a distance of 118.64 feet; Thence South 16 degrees 53 minutes 40 seconds West, a distance of 46.84 feet; Thence South 80 degrees 55 minutes 41 seconds East, a distance of 112.00 feet; Thence South 04 degrees 03 minutes 19 seconds West, a distance of 53.63 feet; Thence South 28 degrees 11 minutes 37 seconds West, a distance of 89.24 feet; Thence South 08 degrees 08 minutes 44 seconds East, a distance of 154.04 feet to said centerline of Suydam Road; Thence West along said centerline to the point of beginning, all situated in the Township of Paw Paw Township, the County of DeKalb, and State of Illinois.



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P.I.N.s 16-22-200-010 & 1622-200-012 The application for a Special Use Permit has been filed in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.02.B of the Zoning Ordinance in order to approve a recreational camp and large-scale agritainment use on property zoned A1, Agricultural District.

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Part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 40 North, Range 5 East of the Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

gr measured counterclockwise from the last described course, a distance of 355.55 feet; thence Easterly at an angle of 91 degrees 26 minutes 22 seconds as measured counterclockwise from the last described course, a distance of 792.29 feet to the Southerly prolongation of the centerline of Llanos Street; thence Northerly, along said prolongation at an angle of 91 degrees 26 minutes 03 seconds as measured clockwise from the last described course, a distance of 446.20 feet to a point on the south line of Maple Street; thence Easterly, along said South line and its easterly projection at an angle of 90 degrees 09 minutes 26 seconds as measured counterclockwise from the last described course, a distance of 533.14 feet to the east line of the West Half of said Northeast Quarter; thence Southerly, along said East line, a distance of 1266.43 feet to the Southeast corner of said East Half; thence Westerly, along the South line of said Northeast Quarter, a distance of 1325.83 feet to the Point of Beginning.

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SYCAMORE 3BR, 1BA Newly remodeled, no smoking. $1000/mo + security. 630-377-0242 Sycamore- 2 BD, 1 ½ BA House Full basement, Lg corner lot, North Maple St. Avail Mar 1st. $950 month 815-751-8330

Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $575/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186 Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

p. y pos in the Cortland Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road, Cortland, Illinois to consider a request by Worthington Enterprises, LLC to amend a previously granted Special Use Permit for a planned residential development in order to modify the approved development plan, development standards and other changes to the approved plan as may be necessary on the property legally described as follows:


PLANO SMALL 2BR Newly remodeled, 1.5 car garage. $800/mo + $800 sec dep + utilities. 630-546-2150

Sycamore. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2200 sq ft, 4 season room, 2.5 car garage. Near Syc Golf Course. No smoking. 815-970-0110


public gnat Suy Road; Thence South 84 degrees 16 minutes 06 seconds East along said centerline, a distance of 286.41 feet; Thence North 05 degrees 43 minutes 54 seconds East, a distance of 159.65 feet; Thence North 67 degrees 55 minutes 21 seconds East, a distance of 159.34 feet; Thence North 53 degrees 48 minutes 42 seconds East, a distance of 252.04 feet; Thence South 83 degrees 49 minutes 37 seconds East, a distance of 163.06 feet; Thence South 51 degrees 45 minutes 10 seconds East, a distance of 118.64 feet; Thence South 16 degrees 53 minutes 40 seconds West a distance of 46.84 feet; Thence South 80 degrees 55 minutes 41 seconds, East, a distance of 112.00 feet; Thence South 04 degrees 03 minutes 19 seconds East, a distance of 53.63 feet; Thence South 28 degrees 11 minutes 37 seconds West, a distance of 89.24 feet; Thence South 8 degrees 08 minutes 44 seconds East, a distance of 154.04 feet to the center line of said Suydam Road; Thence South 84 degrees 16 minutes 06 seconds East along said centerline, a distance of 68.00 feet; Thence South 86 degrees 52 minutes 25 seconds East along said centerline, a distance of 138.64 feet; Thence North 88 degrees 40 minutes 52 seconds East along said centerline, a distance of 178.59 feet; Thence North 83 degrees 40 minutes 39 seconds East along said centerline, a distance of 154.39 feet; Thence North 79 degrees 54 minutes 27 seconds East along said centerline, a distance of 60.50 feet; Thence North 02 degrees 43 minutes 46 seconds West, a distance of 143.58 feet; Thence North 2 degrees 58 minutes 3227 seconds West, a distance of 193.98 feet; Thence North 28 degrees 32 minutes 12 seconds East, a distance of 137.48 feet; Thence North 27 degrees 43 minutes 29 seconds West, a distance of 74.76 feet; Thence North 20 degrees 52 minutes 30 seconds West, a distance of 95.19 feet; Thence North 31 degrees 55 minutes 04 seconds West, a distance of 127.59 feet; Thence North 33 degrees 48 minutes 28 seconds West, a distance of 114.50 feet; Thence South 85 degrees 26 minutes 10 seconds West, a distance of 97.80 feet; Thence North 80 degrees 12 minutes 04 seconds West, a distance of 119.70 feet; Thence North 03 degrees 47 minutes 37 seconds East, a distance of 158.09 feet; Thence North 08 degrees 07 minutes 04 seconds East, a distance of 99.91 feet to the point of beginning.

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