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House sustains $200K in damage The Sycamore Fire Department responded to a house fire at 11:58 p.m. Saturday at 339 Chauncey St. The house sustained $200,000 in damages. No one was living at the house at the time.

Firefighters suppress threat to nearby homes in Sycamore promised. There were no injuries reported. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to get the fire under SYCAMORE – Neighbors said no one was living at a Syca- control, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Pomore house that was badly damaged early Sunday morning. larek said. Sycamore firefighters and an investigator from The Sycamore Fire Department responded to a house the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal were at the scene fire at 339 Chauncey St. at 11:58 p.m. Saturday and found the Sunday morning. County property tax records indicate the house is owned house engulfed in flames. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen, and the by James and Susannah Smith. James Smith declined to damage is estimated at $200,000 to the 2½ story house. Syca- comment, saying they were going through a lot already. He more Fire Chief Pete Polarek said the fire caused significant deferred to the fire department’s statement. damage to the first and second floor of the house. Based on his observations, the house appeared to be significantly comSee FIRE, page A5


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D-432 could cut teachers Official says tax referendum is key By DAVID THOMAS

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Shatoya Black (right) of DeKalb is hugged by her daughter, Ja’coya Bennett, 9, after arriving Saturday at Kishwaukee Community Hospital for the third annual “This One’s for the Girls” expo. Black, a single mother and cancer survivor, was the winner of KishHealth System’s “This One’s for the Girls” limousine contest.

Obstacles give way to new path DeKalb single mother beats cancer, on track to graduate from NIU in May lieve in you, you have to believe in you,” she said. Today, Black is a cancer-free DeKALB – The odds didn’t seem senior at Northern Illinois University who lives in an apartment and to be in Shatoya Black’s favor. In 2009, Black was a single supports herself and her 9-year-old mother with cervical cancer who daughter, Ja’coya. She also was recognized Saturhad lost her job and had no place to call home. Overcoming these chal- day for sharing her inspirational lenges and turning her life around story through KishHealth System’s “This One’s for the Girls” women’s were daunting. But Black didn’t believe in odds. health expo. She believed in herself. See BLACK, page A5 “If people don’t support or be-


Black is all smiles before getting into a limousine for a ride to Kishwaukee Community Hospital for the “This One’s for the Girls” expo.

SOMONAUK – Three teachers could lose their jobs in Somonauk School District 432 if a referendum fails April 9. School board President Tom Nielsen said the board will announce potential cuts Ballot for the next two school question years if the property tax referendum fails. Somonauk A similar effort to inSchool District crease the property tax rate from 3.05 percent 432 is asking to 4 percent in Novem- voters’ permisber failed by a vote of sion to increase the property1,382 to 974. Nielsen declined tax rate for its to comment on which education fund teachers would be axed to 4 percent. or what subjects they teach. “It’s a sensitive subject, obviously,” Nielsen said. Voters in the school district, which spans DeKalb and LaSalle counties, will decide whether board members can raise the education fund tax rate to 4 percent; officials estimate the increase would generate $900,000. Nielsen previously said this doesn’t mean the tax rate will go up, just that the board has the permission to raise it if necessary. Property values in the district have fallen for the fourth consecutive year, which is significant to a school district that relies on property taxes for 75 percent of its revenue. The board also will identify 10 to 12 program cuts for the next two years if the referendum fails. Nielsen said cuts could include the reduction or total elimination of certain sports programs, a reduction to the driver’s education program and elimination of music, art and agriculture programs.

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Yesterday’s most-commented stories:

Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:

1. Letter: Follow the money on gun lobby 2. Confusion slows Cortland legal challenges 3. Letter: Fair and unfair

1. Sycamore’s Akins wins wrestling state championship 2. House fire causes $200k in damage in Sycamore 3. Rockford man sentenced to 9 years for Ponzi scheme

Yesterday’s Reader Poll results:

Today’s Reader Poll question:

What amenity is most important for all DeKalb School District 428 schools to have?

Vol. 135 No. 42

Did you dissect animals in school? Did you like it? • Yes, it was fascinating • Yes, it was gross • No, but I wanted to • No, thank goodness

Air conditioning: 35 percent Art rooms: 4 percent Computer rooms: 24 percent Classroom doors: 37 percent Total votes: 246

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Gun raffles stoke debate after Conn. shooting By LYNNE TUOHY

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Guns are displayed on a table Jan. 26 during the annual New York State Arms Collectors Association Albany Gun Show at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. Car dealerships, political parties, hockey teams and police chiefs see gun giveaways as a way to make money or draw in customers, even after the mass school shooting in December in Connecticut fueled anew the debate over gun-buying restrictions. day and sell it to anyone without an ID or background check,” Rosenthal said. “They should cancel their raffle and give away a nice mountain bike or snowmobile.” Jonathan Lowy, director of the legal action program at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said he knows of no state in which the raffle would be illegal. But “having these gun giveaways and gun raffles can trivialize the seriousness of firearms,” Lowy said. In a letter posted on the chiefs association website, Salem Police Chief Paul

Donovan extended his sympathies to the families of those killed in Newtown but stressed it and other tragic shootings “are contrary to lawful and responsible gun ownership.” Donovan, who did not respond to interview requests, wrote that the raffle’s rules require winners meet all applicable state and federal laws, including background checks. The goal of the raffle – to raise $30,000 to offset the cost of the weeklong police cadet training academy – has already been met. The 1,000 raffle tickets, at $30 apiece, sold out last month.

families with tax relief and an incentive to work. But the nonprofit Center for Economic Progress estimates between 10 to 20 percent of eligible taxpayers didn’t file for the credit last year.

Jr., narrowing the field and consolidating key support behind another Democrat in a race where gun control has emerged as a central issue. State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, targeted by critical anti-gun campaign ads funded by New York Hutchinson exits race for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Jackson’s U.S. House seat political action committee, said CHICAGO – A well-known she was leaving the race and Illinois state senator dropped her swinging her support to former bid Sunday for the U.S. House state Rep. Robin Kelly. – Wire reports seat vacated by Jesse Jackson


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state. There, the gunmen first attacked a local prison, burnBAUCHI, Nigeria – Gunmen at- ing two police trucks, Bauchi tacked a camp for a construction state police spokesman Hassan company in rural northern Nige- Muhammed said. ria, killing a guard and kidnapping seven foreign workers from Quinn: Eligible taxpayers should file for credit Britain, Greece, Italy, Lebanon CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn and the Philippines, authoriwants taxpayers to take advanties said Sunday, in the biggest kidnapping yet in a region under tage of a newly expanded tax credit. attack by Islamic extremists. The Illinois Earned Income The attack Saturday happened Tax Credit provides low-income in Jama’are, a town in Bauchi

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The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. – Police chiefs in New Hampshire wanted more money for their youth training program. A youth hockey team in North Dakota needed more ice time. Both saw giving away guns as the answer. From car dealerships to political parties to hockey teams to yes, even police chiefs, gun giveaways are an attractive way to make money or draw in customers. But in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in a Connecticut elementary school, such raffles are drawing criticism as the ease of obtaining firearms fuels gun-control debates nationwide. The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police is raffling off a gun every day in May, including a Ruger AR-15style rifle with 30-round magazine similar to the one used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 20 children and six educators in December. The players in West Fargo’s Youth Hockey Association will raffle off 200 guns and an all-terrain vehicle next month. Up for grabs are shotguns, handguns, hunting rifles and semiautomatic rifles. Both were planned long before the shooting in Newtown invigorated calls for increased gun control. That didn’t stop critics from blasting the raffles as, at best, in poor taste and, at worst, criminal. John Rosenthal, founder and director of the Massachusetts-based Stop Handgun Violence, called the chiefs’ raffle “insane” and “criminally irresponsible.” “In 33 states, including Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the winner of this AR-15 can turn around the same

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Bunnies taking toll on cars at Denver airport DENVER – Silly rabbits. The furry creatures are wreaking havoc on cars parked at Denver International Airport by eating spark plug cables and other wiring. To stop the problem, federal wildlife workers are removing at least 100 bunnies a month while parking companies install better fences and build perches for predator hawks and eagles. Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says that out of 4.3 million parking transactions in 2012, three claims were submitted for rodent or rabbit damage, and none was submitted with a claim for towing. Mechanics say coating the wires with fox or coyote urine can rob the rabbits of their appetite. Fox urine can be purchased at many hunting shops.

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Competition alive at indoor triathlon By DAVID THOMAS

Results SYCAMORE – The Kishwaukee Family YMCA on Sunday was the site of a showdown between members of Team Cornmeal and Team Durst Busters. Even though they row on the same dragon boat, that did not stop Holly Durst and Josh Corn from engaging in a friendly rivalry before and after the indoor triathlon. They also poked fun at each other with their team names: Durst led Team Cornmeal while Corn captained Team Durst Busters. In addition to bragging rights, breakfast was on the line. “There’s been a lot of trash talking started, mostly on my part, hence the back of their shirts,” said Durst, referring to the back of Corn’s shirt that read: “Shutting Holly up one event at a time.” “On Facebook, we told Team Durst Busters to bring their wallets because Team Cornmeal is hungry,” she added. Corn wasn’t a pushover; he was the winner of last year’s indoor triathlon, which has participants compete for distance instead of time. At Sunday’s indoor triath-

Here are Sunday’s winners and their total distance: Overall: Ben Mueller, 15.58 miles Women: Brenda Vance, 13.71 miles Teams: Team Durst Busters, 14.95 miles

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Holly Durst (left) races against Josh Corn on Sunday during the indoor triathlon at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. Corn’s team placed first in the rankings of the triathlon. lon, swimmers had 10 minutes, cyclists had 20 minutes and runners had 15 minutes to see how far they could go. Kishwaukee YMCA officials then calculated the distances of 95 participants to determine a winner. The distances were measured through the stationary bicycles and treadmills of the Kishwaukee YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road in Sycamore. Distance in the pool was measured by laps. Corn said the competitive spirit he shares with Durst

and the other team members extends into other areas, such as the cycling class they take at the YMCA. “She said she was going to have a team, and I couldn’t let her have first place easy,” said Corn, who beat Durst in cycling. Ben Mueller, who won the indoor triathlon two years ago, said he exercises five or six days a week by running, biking or swimming so he can compete year-round. Compared to a regular triathlon, the indoor triathlon is

“lighter” in terms of pressure, Mueller said. “It’s a good thing for a beginner to do because you just have to complete the time,” Mueller said. “You can go whatever speed you want. If you need to walk, you can walk. ... There’s less pressure. And it’s interesting because it’s how far you can get in a period of time.” Mueller said he was getting over a bad cold, so he didn’t know what to expect; he placed first overall. In the end, it was Team Cornmeal who was buying Team Durst Busters breakfast. Not only did Team Durst Busters beat their rival but they also were the top team at Sunday’s triathlon. Dave Rivera, a member of Team Cornmeal, vowed revenge. “Let the record show, we will be back next year, and it will be a different story,” he said.

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Mouse races in Genoa to raise cash for education GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation will host its third annual Mouse Races at 7 p.m. March 9. The races feature live mice available for sponsorship, which includes two tickets to the event and naming rights for the mouse, according to a news release. There will be six races with nine mice in each race. Winners of each race compete in a seventh race to determine the champion. Event proceeds will go to the foundation’s mini-grant fund, which helps teachers purchase items that aren’t included in the district’s budget. The event is held at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. For

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Police: Coins stolen from Fairdale laundry machine Police are seeking information about coins that were stolen from washing equipment in an apartment complex in Fairdale. The machine was disassembled and the coins removed in the 32000 block of Main Street, which is off Route 72 west of Kirkland, according to a news release. Those with information about the crime can call Crime Stoppers at 815895-3272 or email Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn up to $1,000.

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Mixing inmate groups close to reality in Illinois By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Andres Hernandez is set to go home in May after serving six months in an Illinois prison for attempting to sell marijuana. Kelsey Swickard is about halfway through a 12-year stretch for robbery and aggravated battery. Convicted murderer Dion Spears would be 93 when he’s eligible for parole in 2075. It’s clear why inmates are sitting it out in prisons with different security stages: the mini-

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mum-security East Moline Correctional Center for Hernandez, medium for Swickard at Graham prison in Hillsboro, and Spears at the maximum-level Menard prison in the southern Illinois city of Chester. But the strict segregation of inmates may become more difficult as the Illinois Department of Corrections struggles with budget cuts that have led to fewer staff members while the prison population jumped – all before the closure of one major prison with another soon to follow.

Gov. Pat Quinn closed Tamms, the high-security lockup at the state’s southern tip, which for 15 years exiled gang leaders and violent inmates who caused trouble in general populations. It’s too expensive to run in a state with a budget crisis, according to the Democratic governor, who also plans to shutter the Dwight women’s penitentiary. In recent weeks, up to 15 hard-core inmates implicated in a fight at Menard – convicts who might have been shipped to Tamms before its early Janu-

ary closure – instead have been moved to segregation cells at lower-level prisons. And in what an employee union says is in preparation for Dwight’s retirement, the department plans to set up temporary housing in medium-security penitentiaries for overflow minimumsecurity inmates. Those shifts draw caution flares from former prison administrators whose opinions on the arrangements range from “wrong” to advising that they will require careful planning and supervision.

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Pigs bare their hearts for children Animal dissection program at Sycamore museum elicits oohs, gags By ANDREA AZZO

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Republican Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama’s choice for defense secretary, testifies Jan. 31 before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans on Thursday temporarily blocked a full Senate vote on Hagel’s nomination.

GOP foes of Hagel say vote should go on By DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Republican opponents of former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s stalled bid to become defense secretary said Sunday that they’ll probably allow his Senate confirmation vote to proceed unless material more damaging to the nominee – and, by extension, the Obama administration – surfaces in the coming week. Critics said the decorated Vietnam combat veteran is a “radical” unqualified to lead the U.S. military. A top White House official expressed “grave concern” over the delayed confirmation vote, adding that there was nothing to worry about in any disclosures that may yet come. “No, I don’t believe he’s qualified,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said of his fellow Re-

publican. “But I don’t believe that we should hold up his nomination any further, because I think it’s [been] a reasonable amount of time to have questions answered.” McCain and other Republicans have angered President Barack Obama by delaying him from rounding out his secondterm national security team, which includes Hagel and John Brennan, the White House counterterrorism adviser who is awaiting confirmation to become CIA director. Critics contend that Hagel, who snubbed McCain by staying neutral in the 2008 presidential race between McCain and Obama, isn’t supportive enough of U.S. ally Israel and is unreasonably sympathetic to Iran, which has defied international pressure to halt its pursuit of material that could be used to make nuclear weapons.

8OBITUARY RODNEY EBON ANDERSON Born: Nov. 20, 1920, in DeKalb. Ill. Died: Jan. 25, 2013, in Woodland, Calif. WOODLAND, Calif. – Rodney Ebon Anderson, 92, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Woodland, Calif. He was born Nov. 20, 1920, in DeKalb, Ill., the son of Ebon and Augusta Specht Anderson. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Northern Illinois State Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University) in 1942. After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Washington, D.C., where he served as radar officer on Secretary of War Henry Stimson’s airplane. He was sent to Guam in 1944 where he served with the 20th Air Force until his discharge in 1946 at the rank of captain. He married Alice Jane Bradford of Oregon, Ill., on Sept. 3, 1943. After the war, he received his master’s degree in education from the University of Chicago in 1950. In 1956, he received his doctorate in education from Indiana University. He taught mathematics at Northern Illinois University for 11 years until his family moved to Los Gatos, Calif., in 1958. He taught mathematics at San Jose State University for the next 22 years before retiring in 1980. A caring husband, father and grandfather, he will be remembered for his sense of humor, his staunch political liberalism, his keen intelligence and love of argument and his belief in the value of education. He enjoyed woodworking, stamp collecting and listening to music and was an

SYCAMORE – With the pungent smell of formaldehyde in the air, about 10 children celebrated Valentine’s Day weekend Saturday by dissecting pig hearts. “It seemed like a natural fit for Valentine’s Day,” said Molly Trickey, executive director for the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore, where the event was held. “It’s very romantic, don’t you think?” Trickey joked. Bio Corporation, a Minnesota company that supplies preserved specimens, provided the three-pound pig hearts. The company raises the pigs for meat and donates the organs to science, Trickey said. As the children were dissecting the heart, Trickey taught them about its functions. A pig’s heart is similar to a human heart. Both have a vena cava that brings blood into the heart, two ventricles that pump the blood, and an aorta that carries the blood to the rest of the body, Trickey said. While most of the children thought the dissection was fun, Thalia Schusteff, 15, of Libertyville, couldn’t bear the smell of the chemicals used to preserve the heart. She had to quit as soon as she was told to pull the slimy filament off the heart. “I had to dissect a frog and a worm in seventh grade, and that was enough for me,” Thalia said. “I just didn’t want

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Imtihaan Hardy (left), 4, of Sycamore dissects a pig heart with his mother, Qiana Hardy.

Coming up The Midwest Museum of Natural History will host a “Live Wolf” program March 16. Big Run Wolf Ranch will bring a live coyote, wolf, skunk, porcupine and groundhog. It is for ages 8 and up. The museum is taking reservations for the event. Admission is $10 for children and adults. To register, call 815-895-9777.

to touch [the pig heart].” Her younger sister, 10-year-old Corinn, thought it was cool to see a pig heart for the first time. “I’m learning about the human body and the heart in school, so it’s actually pretty interesting seeing [a pig’s heart],” Corinn said. The sisters were at the event with their mother and

stepsister, 11-year-old Shelbi Paul, because their grandmother, who lives in Sycamore, signed them up. Shelbi said it was her first time dissecting anything. “The arteries are cool,” she said. Shelbi pointed at one artery with her scalpel and said, “It’s heart-shaped.” The children used scal-

Saturday, Feb. 16, with retail theft. Brian M. Crouch, 35, of the 2200 block of North First Street in DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Feb. 16, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit, driving with a suspended license and driving with suspended registration. Devon J. Etheridge, 20, of the 110 block of West 116th Street in Chicago, was charged Saturday, Feb. 16, with domestic battery. Kathleen Foster, 61, of the 100 block of Cotton Avenue in DeKalb, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 16, on a failure-toappear warrant for retail theft. Randall R. Foster, 36, of the 100 block of Cotton Avenue in DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Feb. 16, with domestic battery. Anthony A. Glenn, of the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Feb. 16, with criminal trespass to residence, battery and resisting arrest. Michael C. Harris, 21, of the

1100 block of West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 16, on a failure-to-appear warrant for two counts of criminal sexual abuse. Kristen J. Lambert, 20, of the 1400 block of Barberry Lane in Round Lake Beach, was charged Saturday, Feb. 16, with consumption of alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct. Royneisha L. Miller, 27, of the 7600 block of South Yates Avenue in Chicago, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 16, on a failure-to-appear warrant for retail theft.

pels, dissection scissors, dental picks and a magnifying glass to handle the pig hearts. Adults supervised to ensure they used the tools correctly. When Corinn was picking at the pig heart with her dental pick, she joked, “This is so delicious.” The museum likes to have a dissection class every couple of months, Trickey said. They have dissected snakes, sharks, owl pellets and squids in the past. Educational programs help the museum stay running because it doesn’t receive tax dollars, Trickey said. The museum receives all of its money through field trips, admission money, grants and donations.

8POLICE REPORTS avid reader, particularly of history. He was frequently involved in home-improvement projects and was a skilled carpenter, electrician, plumber and repairman. He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Jane of Davis, Calif.; his children, Susan Malone (John Jenkins) of Belvedere, Calif., David Anderson (Carrie) of Davis, Marilyn Anderson of Los Gatos, Carol Raynaud de Lage (Philippe) of Saint-Cloud, France, and John Anderson of Berkeley, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Kate Malone of Delray Beach, Fla., Molly Malone of Sausalito, Calif., Rory Anderson of Cape Town, South Africa, Gavin Anderson of Johannesburg, South Africa, Julie Raynaud de Lage of Saint-Cloud, Thomas Raynaud de Lage of Saint-Cloud, Jeffrey Anderson of Davis and Kevin Anderson of Davis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen White; and by his eldest son, Kenneth Anderson, who passed away in 2011. His family wants to express their deep gratitude to the staff of St. John’s Retirement Village, and in particular to the staff of Manor West, where he spent his last years. Their patient and loving care for him made his last days comfortable and happy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. John’s Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, CA 95695. To sign the online guest book, visit

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.

DeKalb city Rolance L. Cowarce, 30, of the 3800 block of Warren Avenue in Bellwood, was charged Friday, Feb. 15, with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. Michelle M. Hansen, 30, of the 1100 block of Holmes Place in DeKalb, was charged Friday, Feb. 15, with two counts of domestic battery. Gregory Payne, 18, of the 5000 block of Brighton Lane in Richton Park, was charged Friday, Feb. 15, with possession of marijuana. Jabrice K. Reese, 19, of the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue in Chicago, was charged Friday, Feb. 15, with possession of alcohol. Corey Campbell, 29, of the 3300 block of Resource Parkway in DeKalb, was charged


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Shatoya Black (center) leans in to embrace Sheri DuBeau (right) on Saturday after arriving at Kishwaukee Community Hospital for the third annual “This One’s for the Girls” expo. Black, a single mother and cancer survivor, was the winner of Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s “This One’s for the Girls” limousine contest. DuBeau was part of the hospital’s committee that nominated Black for the contest.

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other prizes. Black credits Nancy Perish, her former counselor at Kishwaukee College, for helping get her on the path to success three years ago. “She planted the nugget of education in my life,” she said. At the time, Black was pursuing a certificate in social work. Knowing Black was passionate about becoming a social worker, Perish encouraged her to pursue a bachelor’s and eventually a master’s degree. Black promised her she would try, Black graduated from Kishwaukee College in May 2011, and will complete her bachelor’s degree from NIU in May. She has earned several awards and scholarships during her time at NIU and founded Unique I.M.P.A.C.T. (Individuals Making Plans and Changing Together), an organization that fosters unconditional love among children and adults. She said volunteerism is a

huge part of her life, and she believes it’s important to give back. Although many people don’t have money to give, they can offer their time and talent, a lesson she learned growing up. “A person can only give you what they have,” she said. Although Black said she doesn’t have much, she believes in giving what she does have. “It’s a blessing in being a blessing,” she said. Black said she wants to be the change people want to see, but she knows she can’t do it single-handedly. “Individually, we do community service,” she said. “But together, we can make an impact.” Black said she doesn’t let any of her past struggles define her, and she is not bitter about how her earlier life played out. She lives with the mentality

that there’s a reason for everything. “I don’t regret anything I went through,” she said. “Even to this day, everything I’ve gone through has prepared me not only for the present but for the future.” Black realizes how fortunate she is to have changed her life. “After everything I’ve been through, I should not be here,” she said. The one person who has been with her through it all and constantly keeps her going is Ja’coya. “If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have the courage and motivation to move forward,” she said. “She’s my everything.” Black plans to attend graduate school in the fall, but she is cautious of looking too far into the future. “Do you know how quickly it takes for something to happen in your life?” she said. Second by second is how Black lives her life, but she is optimistic about what is in front of her. “I don’t know what tomorrow brings,” she said. “But I’m grateful for today.”

Nielsen: Cuts to happen regardless of vote tic would be left.” Regardless of whether the Continued from page A1 referendum passes, there will be cuts, Nielsen said. The board “We would be tossing a lot is looking at declining revenues of extracurricular activities,” for next year, and the situation Nielsen said. “We basically is not projected to improve. wouldn’t be funding them. Some teachers might be let Reading, writing and arithme- go as a result of these cuts, he

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BAGHDAD – Car bombs tore through shopping areas within minutes of each other in mainly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital Sunday, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 100. The attacks come amid rising sectarian discord in Iraq and appear aimed at shaking Iraqis’ confidence in the Shiite-led government. The explosions struck at the start of the local workweek and primarily targeted outdoor markets. Violence in Iraq has fallen since the height of sectarian fighting in 2006 and 2007, but insurgents still frequently launch lethal attacks against security forces and civilians. It was the third time this month that attacks have claimed more than 20 lives in a day. The attacks began with the detonation of a parked car loaded with explosives Sunday morning in the sprawling Shiite district of Sadr City. Two more parked cars later exploded elsewhere in the neighborhood. Nima Khadum, a government employee, said the blasts shattered the windows of his Sadr City house. The air was

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A man lies in a hospital bed Sunday after being injured in a bomb blast in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City in Baghdad. A series of car bombs exploded within minutes of each other as Iraqis were shopping in and around Baghdad on Sunday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. heavy with smoke, while burning cars littered the street and the bodies of the dead and wounded lay nearby. “The scene was a bloody one that brought to my mind the painful memories of the violent past,” he said. “I don’t see the benefit of security checkpoints that only cause traffic jams and don’t do anything to secure Baghdad. The government, with its failing security forces, bears full responsibility for the bloodshed today.”

Simultaneous explosions also hit the southeastern Baghdad neighborhood of al-Amin, where the force of the blasts left behind little except the mangled chassis of two cars. An open-air market in Husseiniya, just northeast of the capital, and the Kamaliya area in Baghdad’s eastern suburbs were also hit. Another car bomb exploded near street vendors and a police car in the central commercial district of Karradah.

Neighbor impressed with firefighters’ response ers, said she wasn’t concerned about the fire spreading. Continued from page A1 “I felt terribly bad,” Mary Smith said about the fire. John Knepper, who lives “They had just completed it, nearby at 358 Chauncey St., and they were going to move said the Smiths had purchased in [renters].” Mary Johnson and her the house a year ago and were husband, Nick Dreher, who remodeling it. “No one was living there at live two houses down from 339 Chauncey St., said their this point,” Knepper said. Mary Smith, who lives next dog, Hattie, woke them up to the fire-damaged house but when she barked at people on is of no relation to the own- the sidewalks. Johnson and


Dreher said they watched as firefighters from Sycamore, DeKalb and Cortland put out the blaze. Johnson said she was concerned about the houses directly next door. At one point, she said, a nearby tree was beginning to catch fire. But firefighters quickly took care of the situation, eliminating the threat of the fire spreading. “Their response was pretty impressive,” Johnson said.

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Online voter registration needs safeguards It’s understandable that Illinois residents might be wary of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to allow residents to register to vote online. Illinois is, after all, the place where the phrase “vote early and vote often” is most identified with, an infamous reference to the supposed practice of corrupt politicians ensuring a win by finding creative ways to stuff ballot boxes. Supporters say online registration could benefit 2 million people qualified but not registered to vote. Republicans often skeptically view ideas that make

it easier to vote because it likely would benefit those who traditionally vote for their opponents, such as low-income and minority voters. Of course, registering to vote and casting a ballot should be easy. It’s the most basic right citizens enjoy (and we certainly would be happy to see more of them exercising that right every election day). But such efforts must include safeguards that only eligible voters are able to register online, as well as not add costs to our fiscally challenged state. There are places to turn for

guidance, as more than a dozen states offer online registration. In 2002, Arizona was the first state to implement online voter registration. More than 70 percent of all Arizona voter registrations are now performed online, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Cost savings in Arizona came from eliminating the data entry process a paper-based system required: A 2010 report by Pew Charitable Trusts found that costs associated with paper voter registration were 83 cents, while the online costs of an online registration was just 3 cents.

Some of the states allowing online voter registration require a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number, allowing for immediate checks against duplicate records, the NCSL reports. If Illinois does decide to go down this path, we urge lawmakers to put in the necessary checks and balances to weed out imposters. And for those not registered to vote: Don’t wait for this to get your name on the voter rolls. The last day to register for the April 9 election is March 12. Be heard.

Republicans plagued by good news these days MEDFORD, Ore. – “Obama says he’s going to make middle-class jobs,” the breakfast room troubadour bellowed at the Holiday Inn Express to those who wanted to listen – and to those who didn’t. “Did he make your job?” he went on, cornering a female employee. “Private companies make jobs.” The commentary was not entirely wrong. Private enterprise creates the great majority of jobs in this country. But the baritone assumes that entrepreneurs can easily grow good jobs in a world filled with smart young people working for less money. Every successful rich country – Germany, for example – has a government actively building the right economic environment, including an educated workforce able to fill good jobs. It has low unemployment, high wages and a sturdy social safety net. In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed “a Fix-It-First program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country.” A modern country needs a modern infrastructure. It helps the makers make more. Here in the Northwest, the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River is a major worry for both Oregon and Washington state. It needs rebuilding – and, for that, a good chunk of federal money.

VIEWS Froma Harrop If in the course of rebuilding these bridges, thousands of jobs are made, that’s what we call a win-win situation. That taxpayer dollars are involved is no reason to hate the program. Public investment in energy technology is today’s moonshot. Not withstanding some bad bets, such as Solyndra, it multiplies private-sector jobs. It is partly why American manufacturers are selling cars again and why, as Obama noted, wind and solar energy has doubled. Technology is why, as Obama also pointed out, Caterpillar, Ford, Intel and Apple are opening plants in the United States, rather than in China, Mexico and other lower-wage countries. Robots allow us to compete. Obama does play fast and loose with some numbers, according to the fact-checkers. While wind and solar energy production is way up, it still represents a very small piece of the energy mix – even the renewable energy mix (which includes hydropower and ethanol). But these technologies are still relatively new, and they’re way up from nothing.

Obama breaks the truth meter when he claims that “we have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas.” If only. He was talking about his administration’s call for raising fuel economy standards by 2025 – a bold goal that carmakers may or may not be able to reach. Suffice it to say, though, the 17 percent rise in fuel efficiency over the past four years is very impressive. Most viewers weren’t dining with the fact-checkers, but even if they had, the news sounded pretty good. Over half a million new jobs, more American cars sold, less foreign oil used, a housing market on the mend. As Obama reminded everyone, “We have cleared away the rubble of crisis” created by you-know-who. Much of the Republican reaction was selfpity. Official responder Florida Sen. Marco Rubio offered a long list of fictional accusations. Example: When Republicans say that “government can’t control the weather” (not quite true with global warming), “he accuses us of wanting dirty water and dirty air.” Hey, it was a tough night for Republicans. Their big voices on the radio and in motel breakfast rooms have little recourse but to raise the volume.

• Froma Harrop is a member of the Providence (R.I.) Journal editorial board.


Bears know they have a seller’s market in Chicago Ticket prices for a Chicago Bears game are creeping up again, this time by about $4.50. The average price for a seat this fall will be a whopping $115.57. We could say we’re shocked, but we’re not. We wised up years ago, about when the Bears insisted on all those fancy skyboxes. We could say ticket prices

are too high, but the market says otherwise. If anything, the Bears could jack up prices even more and still sell out every game. Last season, according to the financial news website 24/7 Wall St., Bears tickets resold for 25 percent to 100 percent of face value, for an average of almost $220 on the secondary market. We could say people who spend that kind of money to see

a football game are nuts, but that would be snooty. We could say that every bump up in the price of a Bears ticket reminds us of the essential truth about professional football: It’s basically a TV show. Actually, we will say that. About 62,000 people attend each Bears game, but millions watch on TV. Over 1 million television sets in the Chicago area

are tuned to every Bears game. Think of those 62,000 fans at the game as the studio audience. The irony of the Bears is that many fans, no doubt the great majority, have been to only a handful of games, if to any at all. We could say Chicago has room for a second professional football team. We definitely could say that. Chicago Sun-Times

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Rita Crundwell’s apology to the city of Dixon, her family and friends was too little, too late, to alter her fate. On Thursday, federal Judge Philip Reinhard sentenced Crundwell to 19 years, 7 months in a federal prison for committing wire fraud as she stole $53.7 million from Dixon city accounts between 1991 and 2012. That sentence is 98 percent of the maximum 20 years that the judge could have imposed. Bravo! The former city comptroller was immediately taken into custody to begin serving her sentence. No more horse shows. No more expensive horse-breeding ranches. No more snazzy names for hundreds of quarter horses. No more top-of-the-line vehicles, homes, furnishings and jewelry. No more lavish lifestyle for her. Crundwell will have to serve at least 85 percent, or about 16½ years, of her sentence before she would be eligible for release. She’s 60 now; she would be close to 77 before she could walk free once more. When a pre-sentence report submitted to the court recommended a much lower sentence, between 12 and 16 years, we were concerned. Prosecutors were correct to strongly argue for a longer sentence. New evidence that Crundwell’s thievery from Dixon began 3 years earlier than reported, and that she had lied to the FBI about her thefts, powerfully portrayed the startling extent of her dishonest, devious and heartless acts. The judge was correct to recognize the enormous theft of public money as an aggravating circumstance. Testimony by city officials as to the detrimental impact of the thefts bolstered his conviction. With Crundwell headed to prison for what some say is the largest case of municipal fraud ever, the federal prosecution has ended. Prosecution on 60 state charges of theft must continue. This prosecution will likely bring to light even more facts regarding the thefts. Those facts are important for the public to know. Restitution efforts must continue. The U.S. Marshals Service has liquidated much of Crundwell’s empire; Dixon’s share will be about $10 million. But the city’s lawsuit against its auditors has the potential to bring in more. Prevention efforts must also be pursued to lessen the chances of another Crundwell-style scandal. Just last week, 90th District state Rep. Tom Demmer, a Dixon Republican who represents much of DeKalb County and part of the city of DeKalb, introduced a package of anti-corruption bills in the Illinois House. The legislation would add more accountability to government offices and increase the penalties for forging state documents and stealing public funds. One important milestone has been reached. Crundwell won’t be running around free anymore.

8 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY State Sen. Tim Bivins R-45, Dixon 629 N. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: 815-284-0045 Fax: 815-284-0207 Email: State Sen. Dave Syverson R-35, Rockford 200 S. Wyman St. Suite 302 Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-987-7555 Fax: 815-987-7563 Email: State Rep. Tom Demmer R-90, Dixon 1221 Currency Court Rochelle, IL 61068 Phone: 815-561-3690 Email: Website: State Rep. Robert Pritchard R-70, Hinckley 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-3494 Fax: 815-748-4630 Email: Website: DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeffery L. Metzger, Sr. Legislative Center 200 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: 815-895-7189 Fax: 815-895-7284 Email: Website: Gov. Pat Quinn D-Chicago 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 800-642-3112 Email: Website: U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-14, Winfield 1797 State Street, Suite A Geneva, IL 60134 Phone: 630-232-7104 Fax: 630-232-7174 427 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: 202-225-2976 Fax: 202-225-0697 Website: U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-16, Manteno 628 Columbus Street, Ste. 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 Phone: 815-431-9271 Fax: 815-431-9383 Washington, D.C., office: 1218 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-3635 Fax: 202-225-3521 Website: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Illinois 309 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2152 Fax: 202-228-0400 Website: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Illinois 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854 Fax: 202-228-4611 Website: President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 202-456-1111 Website:

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Bowlers support Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s biggest annual fundraiser. Family Service Agency’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program has provided the youth of DeKalb County with positive adult role models for more than 40 years. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a large part in helping children of DeKalb County stay positive and out of trouble, which has a huge impact on the youth in the community. The relationship between the “Big” and their “Little” has proven to help the children do better in school and to have a positive outlook on what they can achieve. Big Brothers Big Sisters is successful in bringing a brighter future to many children’s lives and to the community. Bowl For Kids’ Sake provide about 60 to 70 percent of the program’s annual budget. This fun event is an excellent way to give back to the community. Community members are asked to put together

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Courtney Denison, director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program in DeKalb County (right), with her “little sister” Adie Norman, 11, of DeKalb at Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2012. The 2013 fundraiser is March 1 through 3 in DeKalb and March 10 in Sandwich. a team of four to six people, and each team member raises individual pledges. The minimum to participate, which gets you a Big Brothers Big Sisters T-shirt and one free game of bowling, including shoe rental, is $75 per team member. The team is able to choose the time and bowling alley location that best suits

their schedule. The dates for Bowl For Kids’ Sake are March 1, 2 and 3 at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb and March 10 at Idle Hour Lanes in Sandwich. For more information or to register a team, visit www. or call Family Service Agency at 815758-8616.

Ag heritage programs planned The DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Inc. has announced its Spring Agricultural Heritage program schedule. All presentations will be held at noon at the Ellwood Visitors Center, 509 N. First St., DeKalb. “The Faivre Family: A Journey in Agriculture” will be presented by Roger Steimel on Wednesday. Steimel tells the Faivre family story and their journey from the French Alps to Illinois in search of opportunities and success in agriculture. The presentation is based on a book of the Faivre family history. Steimel is a longtime resident of DeKalb County and a retired farmer. He has served on numerous civic, agricultural and community groups during his lifetime. He served on the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Board for 16 years, and the DeKalb County Board for 12 years. His family has been a part of the Faivre family history. As one of 75 grandchildren, he enjoys looking back in history and recalling the expe-

riences of the past. “DeKalb Story, Part I: Making Genetic Concepts A Farming Reality” will be presented on March 6 by Rich Ryan, former president of DeKalb Genetics Corp. Ryan will tell Part I of the DeKalb story from the research that led the company into hybrid corn, its growth, ventures into other genetically enhanced products, its diversification, consolidation and ultimate purchase. “DeKalb Story, Part II: Achieving Success Via Furthering Innovations and Consolidations” will be presented by Ryan on March 13. Ryan continues the DeKalb story from the research that led the company into hybrid corn, its growth, ventures into other genetically enhanced products, its diversification, consolidation and ultimate purchase. For more information, call DAAHA at 815756-8737 or send email to com.

Library offers historical events The Genoa Public Library has planned a week of interesting history events, touching on Hollywood history, pioneers and a famous First Lady. • On Wednesday, meet former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Laura F. Keyes is a historical interpreter who portrays the tragic and compelling life of Mrs. Lincoln. The presentation is set on April 14, 1865, as Mrs. Lincoln prepares for an evening with her husband and friends at the theater. Keyes’ presentation has been meticulously developed and promises to make the audience feel as if they’re hearing directly from Abraham Lincoln’s wife. After the

45-minute program there will be a Q-and-A session. The presentation is recommended for ages 7 and older. To learn more about the presenter, visit • Movie and Memorabilia Night takes place Friday. An avid collector of movie memorabilia will make the evening magical for any classic film lover. Along with a screening of the 1956 film “The King and I,” there will be a display of some authentic memorabilia. The display will include a jacket worn by Jimmy Stewart in “The Glenn Miller Story,” Marilyn Monroe’s personal desk set, the original script from “Flashdance,” the knife of Poison Ivy, played by Uma Thurman, from “Batman &

Robin,” Chuck Connor’s suede jacket worn in “Ride Beyond Vengeance” and the original headdress worn by Rita Moreno in the evening’s showcase film, “The King and I.” • On Feb. 27, Garfield Farm Executive Director Jerry Johnson will share thoughts and images of the 281-acre historic farm site in LaFox. The farm and inn buildings date back to the 1840s and are listed on the National Historic Register. This free program is suited for those age 7 and older. All three events begin at 6:30 p.m., and all are free and open to the public. For more information, call 815-784-2627 or visit www.

Royal Children’s Ball


Please join us for an enchanted evening filled with family fun, music and dancing, crafts, and other royal activities that will surely captivate your princes and princesses!

When: Where: Tickets:

Friday, March 8th from 6-9pm Altgeld Castle on the campus of Northern Illinois University $15 per person; please contact YSB for group sales of 6 or more tickets

Available at the following locations: YSB - 330 Grove Street, DeKalb, IL Phone: (815) 748-2010 Online:

8BRIEFS Extension offers webinar on seed saving A “Seed Saving for Small Farms” webinar is part of a Small Farm Webinar series and will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. Participants can listen in from home, but University of Illinois Extension also is offering the opportunity to join others at the DeKalb County Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. It also will be offered in the Boone County and Ogle County offices. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required to ensure adequate space and handouts. In addition, sessions may be cancelled for insufficient registration and participants may be asked to consider an alternate location. To register, call 815-544-3710 or visit gistrationID=7578.

historian Terry Dyer will be the guest speaker. The presentation will focus on Rockford’s Camp Grant, a U.S. Army base named for Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant that was in operation from 1917 to 1946. Dyer is a lifelong resident of northern Illinois. He became interested in history at an early age, especially regional history. He has written several articles and given many lectures on the history of northern Illinois during the Civil War, Theodore Roosevelt and the history of Camp Grant. The knowledge that his great-great-uncle served in the 12th Illinois Cavalry in that war spurred his interest. He is close to finishing a book on Camp Grant and serves as tour guide and historian of Rockford’s Memorial Hall. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Women and girls learn to be prepared, not scared

Partnership brings blood drives to DeKalb The DeKalb County Forty and Eight along with Heartland Blood Centers have joined forces with the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission and the DeKalb Masonic Lodge 144 to schedule several blood drives locally. Blood drives are scheduled for the following from 3 to 6 p.m.: • Feb. 28, May 9 and July 25 at 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road. (DCVAC) • April 4 and June 13 at the Masonic Lodge, Fairview Drive and South Fourth Street (Masonic) To pre-register for donating blood, call Frank Beierlotzer at 815-758-5788 or email ffb66@ Reserved time slots are 3 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4 p.m., etc., up to 5:40 p.m. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. Walk-ins are welcome. Bring a blood donor card, driver’s license or a photo ID or two other forms of identification.

Regional historian to speak Wednesday The Kirkland Historical Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kirkland Olson Chapel, 309 S. Fifth St. Longtime regional

Martial artist and retired police lieutenant Tom Scott was motivated by the birth of his first granddaughter last year to offer a female safety workshop. Scott will lead the Daughter Safe Self-Protection Workshop from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. Daughter Safe is for women and girls 6 and older. It teaches mental preparedness, assertiveness, self-defense and Internet safety. This is a high-energy workshop with lots of hands-on training, not a lecture series. At the end of the program participants will be tired, sore and empowered. Students can choose when and how much they participate, but should dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. Scott will be assisted by police officers, physical protection professionals and Safe Passage education counselors. Girls younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Other than instructors, no males will be allowed unless they are the guardian of a participant younger than 18. Those men will be expected to participate in a group discussion on the male role in supporting female safety in our society. Class size is limited. Registration is $10 for Y members and $15 for nonmembers. Register by calling 815-756-9577 or visiting

STEM Cafe asks: Miracle crops or Frankenfood? Genetically modified crops have been grown in the United States for decades, but they remain controversial. Are these crops the answer to world hunger? Good for the environment? Safe to eat? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Cafe will address the topic, “Miracle Crops or Frankenfoods,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Taxco Restaurant, 223 W. State St. in Sycamore. Thomas Sims, director of NIU’s Plant Molecular Biology Center, was part of the research team that produced the first genetically modified plants in the early 1980s. He will discuss the science behind genetic modification, the issues related to its use in current agricultural production and prospects for the future. STEM Cafes are casual events that offer adults an opportunity to eat, drink and chat with scientists about the latest breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering and math. These monthly events are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase. More information is available online or by contacting Judith Dymond at or 815-753-4751.

Live Healthy Team Challenge offered Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Kishwaukee Family YMCA will offer an eight-week comprehensive health challenge where teams compete to lose weight and reach their health and fitness goals. This challenge includes a team coach; weekly team workouts at the Y; educational programs at KCH; a free membership to the Y during the challenge; and weekly raffle prizes. Top female and male winners receive a free one-year membership to the Y and the top team participation winners receive a three-month membership. This challenge runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 to April 15, in KCH’s Roberts Conference Center. Cost is $40 for YMCA members and $80 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is today. Class size is limited. Call 815-756-9577, ext. 18, to register.



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Daily Chronicle / Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-748-8962 or visit www. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-7863962 or • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Blood Drive: 3 to 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb. Sign up by calling 815756-1113. Walk-ins welcome. Visit for information. Photo ID required. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $10 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-8953202. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb: 5:30 p.m. at the Elks DeKalb Ldoge BPOE 765 at 209 S. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. 815-756-6912. www.dekalbkiwanis. org. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. info@dekalbchess. com or visit DeKalb Rotary Club dinner and business meeting/program: 6 p.m. at Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact Jim Allen at 815-787-0800. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society: 6 p.m. at Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum, 622 Park Ave. in Genoa, followed by the general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. 815-784-5559. Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. Contact: or call Erica Kelley at 815-758-6706. Social Networking – What’s in it for Me?: 6:30 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St. Learn more about Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and

blogging. Learn more at www. For more information, stop in or call the library at 815-895-2500, ext. 26, or visit www. Yoga Classes in DeKalb: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at DeKalb Area Women’s Center (men welcome), 1021 State St., DeKalb. $12 per class for drop-in or 10 classes for $100 if you buy a class pack. Bring a yoga mat. Fair City Quilters: 7 p.m. at The Federated Church, 403 N. Main St., Sandwich. Guests are welcome; their $3 nonmember fee can be applied to membership. 815-498-9675. Springy Snakes: 7 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Contact Youth Services at 815-7569568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@ Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815-758-3800. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email DIY Noisemaker Craft: 10 a.m. today, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Contact Youth Services at 815-7569568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@ Story Time: 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. at Hinckley Public Library. Stories, songs and crafts. Sign up by phone or at the front desk. 815-286-3220. Teacher in the Library: 4 to 5:15 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up in advance at, 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or the youth services desk. Free Homework Help Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and most Thursdays at Neighbors’ House, a nonprofit, faith-based, communitydevelopment organization, at the corner of Fifth and Pine streets in DeKalb. NeighborsHouse@frontier. com or 815-787-0600. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004.

Wednesday Master Networkers Chapter, Sycamore Business Network International: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. 815793-1832. Story Time: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. at Hinckley Public Library. Stories, songs and crafts. Sign up by phone or at the front desk. 815-286-3220. Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walkins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. Contact: Amy Polzin at Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Mitchel Lounge, 355 W. State St. in Sycamore. www.sycamorerotary. org. Contact: Brian Adams at 815762-5946. Papel Picado – Bilingual: 4 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Create colorful banners to decorate your next fiesta. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Computer Help! Lab: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Practice new computer skills. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@dekalbchess. com or visit Bright Futures – Kickoff Event: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Learn the wonders of harnessing the power of electricity. For more information, call 815-756-9568, ext. 280, or email Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. www. Attendees should use the Somonauk Street entrance. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Memorial Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. The public is invited. Greater Kishwaukee Area Band Rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the band room at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. Contacts

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are Sue at 815-899-4867 or John at 815-825-2350. Thursday Bilingual Story Time: 11 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For children of all ages. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email DeKalb Area Christian Women’s Connection: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St., Sycamore. Special feature is Earth Secrets with Glenna Armsesy, producer of Pure Mineral make up and skin care. Speaker will be Cindy Bair. Cost is $9 per person. Call Muriel Horton at 815-762-5513 to RSVP by Tuesday. Art Attack Workshop – Wheel Throwing Pottery Classes: Saturdays today through April 4 at 215 W. Elm St., Sycamore. Teens and adults will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Focus on throwing functional pottery on the wheel. In addition, learn how to finish and accent thrown pots with a variety of glazes. To register, call 815-899-9440. Computer Help! Lab: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Practice new computer skills. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email Art Attack Workshop – Cartooning: Today through March 25 at 215 W. Elm St., Sycamore. Ages 8 to 12 will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. ($60). Learn the art of cartooning using drawing, shading and coloring techniques. Use basic shapes and guide lines to create exciting characters. All supplies are included. To register, call 815-899-9440. Scrap Guild of Northern Illinois: 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Sycamore Public Library’s large meeting room for open scrapping time., Sycamore Music Boosters: 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sycamore High School Library. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb. For information, email Mark Pietrowski Jr. at, call 815-762-2054 or visit www.dekalbcountydemocrats. org. Dispelling the Myths of Identity Theft: 6:30 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Independent representative of LegalShield, Jane Tune, will speak at the 30-minute seminar. Learn how to deter, detect and defend against identity

theft. or 815-498-2440. Tween Craft – Glass Etching: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For ages 10 to 14. Limit 12. Register in person, online, call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email Mothers & More Program Night: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at American National Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Skiers get-together: 7 p.m. at Twin Tavern in DeKalb. Several ski trips are planned by members. For information or an invitation to a DeKalb Ski Club meeting, call Nancy Higdon at 815-895-3247. DeKalb Music Boosters: 7 to 8 p.m. in the DeKalb High School Band Room. schools/dhs/InstructionalDepartments/Music/boosters/Pages/ MusicBoosters.aspx. Friday Bunco!: 12:15 p.m. in the senior lounge at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost to play is $1. Educational Presentations on Macular Degeneration: 12:15 p.m. today at Genoa Senior Center and Feb. 25 at DeKalb Senior Center. Dr. Frank from Spex Expression will discuss the disease as well as the new technologies surrounding it. 815-758-4718. To receive lunch, RSVP by 10 a.m. the day before the scheduled event at 815-758-1678. Computer Help! Lab: 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Practice new computer skills. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email Computer Class – MS Word Intro: 3 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up online or at the Reference Desk or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park.

Nooks and Crannies – The Library Tour: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in adult services department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Come to a special after-hours library tour. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-758-1351 or All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center. Saturday Second Chance Crafts Day: During library hours today and Saturday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Make up missed craft. Call 815-7569568 ext. 250, or email theresaw@ North Central Illinois Wild Rose Chapter of Women on Wheels: 9 a.m. at Papa G’s restaurant in Elburn, with a group ride after the meeting. Contact: Gigi Beaird at 815-766-1206 or AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Help: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Bring photo ID, all tax documents and last year’s return. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email Saturday Stories: 10 a.m. at Kirkland Public Library. A half-hour of fun with Mrs. Holtapp and the comical characters from Mo Willems’ books. Piggy, Elephant and the Pigeon will be on hand to make you smile. “Celebration Day” viewing: 3 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Join the group of Led Zeppelin fans at the library to view the band’s last concert performance from 12-7-07. www. or 815-4982440. Sunday Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit or call 815-739-5788 or 815-986-5403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS DeKalb County Salvation Army food pantry: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Ninth and Grove streets in DeKalb. For DeKalb County residents only. Call 815-756-4308 or email Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Feed my Sheep Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-758-3203. All are welcome. Free public community meal: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cortland Lions Den at Cortland Community Park, 70 S. Llanos

St., hosted by Cortland United Methodist Church. Special games, crafts and activities also will be provided. For those who would like to stay, participants will close the evening with a short, informal worship service beginning at 7 p.m. VAC Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Meal will be seasoned chicken breast, fettuccini alfredo tossed salad, fruit, Italian breadstick and dessert. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor

a meal. Transportation available through TransVac-815-758-6641. NIU Knights of Columbus 5572 fish dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. The entrees are fish, Louisiana shrimp, fish and shrimp, grilled cheese and fries and macaroni and cheese. Salad, bread, vegetable medley, mashed potato, twice baked potato, baked potato, homemade desserts and coffee are also served with each entree. Beer, wine and pop are also available. $8 – fish, $8 – shrimp, $10 – fish and shrimp, $5 – grilled cheese and fries and $5 – macaroni and cheese. Malta Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: Serving 6:30 to 11 a.m. at Malta Elementary

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Women with Cancer Network: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. programs or call 815-748-2958. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support

School on Route 38. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 12 and free for preschoolers. Carry-outs available. Proceeds to benefit Malta Lions Club Scholarship Fund. Knights’ Sunday breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Cost is $4 for children and $6 for adults. Open to the public. NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-824-2228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at

Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships. Genoa Kingston Rescue 40th Annual Chili Supper: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at GenoaKingston High School. Support your local rescue squad. See any GK Rescue member for tickets in advance, or they will be available at the door. $7 for adults (age 13 to 64), $5 for seniors/children (65 and older and age 4 to 12). $0.50 can soda (milk, water and coffee are provided). Children 3 and younger eat free. Hot dogs available for $1.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit Group for Caregivers: 1 p.m. at DeKalb Adult Day Center, 126 S. Fourth St. Contact: Keely at 815-7584286. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; Compassionate Healing Grief Support: 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the auxiliary room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-562-2181, ext. 2684. Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815-7843612. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheel chair accessible entrance is on N. Third St. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-5080280. Daily Reflections AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa. 800-452-7990; Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990;

Wednesday Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. programs or call 815-748-2958. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-4527990; Caregivers’ Network: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Family Service Agency’s Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-756-5228; Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb;; 815-964-5959. Any Lengths Beginners AA(C): 8 p.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Thursday Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Parkinson’s group: 10 a.m. in the Vista Room at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood

Acres Drive in DeKalb. Open to the public. For information, call Linda Lahey, 815-758-0759. Alzheimer’s Support Group: 1 to 2 p.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1486 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Free adult day service for your loved one while you are in the meeting. 815-786-9404. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Courage, Attitude, Resources, Encouragement support group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road. People facing cancer or another serious illness and their loved ones can join CARE, a Kishwaukee Community Hospital support group. 815-7561521, ext. 3566. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. To register, contact Janice Blickhan, 815-758-8194 or blickhn@ or La Leche League of DeKalb County: 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries store Community Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. All breast-feeding moms can share encouragement and support. Contact: Dawn, 815-517-1067; www. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W Garfield St. 800-452-7990; Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighin, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Resource Bank, 310 S. Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www.dekal- Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Friday Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815-508-0280. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Beacon Counseling Support Group: 10 a.m. at 113 N. Genoa St., Suite A, Genoa. Walk-ins also available for everyone beginning Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 815-7842362 for an appointment at other times. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich. 800-452-7990; County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. 800-452-7990; There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. Young People’s AA(C): 9 p.m. For location, call Erin at 815-508-8056. Saturday Overeaters Anonymous: 8 a.m. in the Youth Room at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore.; Contact: Marilyn at

815-751-4822. 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; www. Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. org; 815-964-5959. Group Hope: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road in DeKalb. This free support and discussion meeting is for NIU students and DeKalb community residents. Community facilitators are sought to volunteer to help others. Contact Dr. Charles Smith, 815-3989628 or visit or Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at Cortland United Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; 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; Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.


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Monday will be a mostly cloudy and increasingly breezy day across the area as a storm system develops to the west. By the late afternoon or evening hours, rain will break out from south to north and continue into the overnight hours.


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DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 28° Low ................................................................ 7° Normal high ............................................. 33° Normal low ............................................... 17° Record high .............................. 56° in 1981 Record low ................................. -7° in 2007

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 1.08” Normal month to date ....................... 0.82” Year to date ............................................ 3.81” Normal year to date ............................ 2.30”

Feb 25


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The higher the UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.


Rockford 43/16

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Dixon 44/18


One gallon of water will produce 3 million or 3 billion snowlakes?

Joliet 44/18

La Salle 45/17

Evanston 44/20 Chicago 43/18

Aurora 44/18


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

Waukegan 43/18

Arlington Heights 44/18

DeKalb 43/18

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3 billion.


Lake Geneva 41/15

Streator 47/19


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Kenosha 43/17

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Janesville 39/15

Hammond 48/21 Gary 49/23 Kankakee 46/19

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The Blackhawks defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Sunday at the United Center. PAGE B2

SECTION B Monday, February 18, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Hein captures sectional title AP photo

Current stars celebrate Michael Jordan at 50 HOUSTON – Michael Jordan turned 50 Sunday, giving this year’s All-Stars a chance to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the sport. In a weekend filled with the NBA’s greatest players, Jordan was the topic no one could stop talking about. Though he hasn’t played since the 200203 season, Jordan’s influence still permeates the league and its players. “Every kid that wanted to play basketball, that could play, that couldn’t play, you tried to emulate Michael Jordan,” Heat star Dwyane Wade said. “That’s why there will never be another one of him. He the first of his kind. Everything he did was groundbreaking. He did it with so much flare and so much pizazz that even today people are still trying to be like Mike.” Jordan won six titles and five MVP awards during a career spent mostly with the Bulls that began in 1984. Jordan was in Houston this weekend, and celebrated his birthday early with a private bash Friday at the Museum of Fine Arts with guests including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is so impressed with Jordan that he said he’s like a real version of Superman. “Be Like Mike” was more than a marketing campaign. It was a dream for many of today’s players. “He’s amazing,” Howard said. “He’s one of the reasons why we played basketball. He inspired us to do great things. I hear his voice sometimes on commercials, it makes you want to get out there and try to do something.” Jordan retired twice before finally leaving the game for good at age 39. Some people wondered this weekend if he could still play in the NBA, despite reaching the age where he qualifies for an AARP card. – Wire reports

Several DeKalb swimmers excel, advance to state meet By ANTHONY ZILIS SAINT CHARLES – Freshman Daniel Hein didn’t think there was any way he could top his program-record time of 50.97 in the 100-yard butterfly set at the conference meet two weeks ago. That thought was as far from the truth as the gap between the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swimmer and his nearest competitor in the 100 butterfly at Saturday’s St. Charles East Sectional. Hein annihilated his record with a time of 49.70, winning the race by more than one second. Four other swimmers

swam faster than the state qualifying time of 52.87, making the race the most competitive of the day. “I definitely surprised myself in this meet,” Hein said. “I was just in shock after that. … I get way more pumped up for this kind of meet than normal meets. I could tell it was going to be a good day as soon as I got here.” No freshman placed higher than eighth at last year’s state meet, but Hein’s time in the 100 butterfly was the third fastest in the state. He also finished second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.77, the 12th fastest at any sectional.

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DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swimmer Daniel Hein competes in the 100 butterfly Saturday during the St. Charles East Sectional. Hein finished first with a time of 49.70. His teammates weren’t surprised by his record performance. “The whole time, we were like, ‘Daniel, we know you can

go faster, we believe in you,’ ” junior Ryan Schultz said. “He’s so humble. Coming into the day, he wasn’t sure he was going to beat his time from con-

ference, even though we knew he would.” Hein will be joined by several members of the deepest DeKalb-Sycamore swim team coach Leah Eames can remember. He qualified as a member of the 200 medley relay, along with Schultz, senior Marc Dubrick and sophomore Dylan Powers, and freshman Jacob Bjork and Schultz qualified in the 100 breast stroke, finishing second and third.



SYCAMORE’S SUCCESS Akins, Culton, Davis finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd By KEVIN DRULEY CHAMPAIGN – A Sycamore state wrestling champion, a runner-up and a third-place finisher shared a room at a Drury Inn this weekend. In their arrangement before Saturday’s finals, 195-pounder Jake Davis enjoyed the pullout couch to himself while Kyle Akins (113) and Austin Culton (152) slept on opposite ends of a king size bed. No word on whether Akins got more room to spread out after taking the Class 2A crown at the University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall. After defeating Montini senior Tommy Pawelski to cap a 40-1 campaign, the junior seemed agreeable to just about anything. Culton finished second after a dramatic ending to his bid for a second successive state title, while Davis, a fellow senior, rallied to place third. Naturally, the trio spent much of its hotel time resting, but that didn’t mean they were unproductive.


8WHAT TO WATCH Men’s college basketball Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., ESPN No. 21 Notre Dame (20-6 overall, 8-5 Big East) visits No. 16 Pittsburgh (20-6, 8-5) in a Big East clash. Men’s college basketball Hofstra at Drexel, 6 p.m., NBCSN West Virginia at Kansas St., 8 p.m., ESPN Women’s college basketball Wisconsin at Illinois, 6:30 p.m., BTN Kentucky at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Baylor at UConn, 8 p.m., ESPN2

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Kyle Akins of Sycamore celebrates by acknowledging his fans after defeating Tommy Pawelski of Lombard Montini, 3-0, Saturday in the 113 pound Class 2A championship match at the IHSA State Tournament in Champaign.

Sycamore’s Austin Culton wrestles Richmond-Burton’s Garrett Sutton in the 152-pound title match. Culton lost, 5-4, to Sutton to finish second.


Despite loss, H-BR poised for playoff run By ROSS JACOBSON Until last week HinckleyBig Rock senior forward Michael Bayler couldn’t tell you how many games the Royals had won in a row. His dad puts each of H-BR’s game results up on the family refrigerator, but Bayler didn’t notice that the Royals’ winning streak was up to 14 games, dating back to the Plano Christmas Classic. “After each win I know myself and the other teammates, we enjoy the win while it’s there but then we’re right back in the gym the next day usually at practice focusing on our next game,” Bayler said. “It’s pretty remarkable to think we’ve won

“It’s pretty remarkable to think we’ve won this many games and we had a perfect January ... but we’re taking it one game at a time.” Michael Bayler, Hinckley-Big Rock senior forward this many games and we had a perfect January ... but we’re taking it one game at a time.” H-BR’s winning streak came to an end Friday with a 53-51 loss to Paw Paw, their only defeat in Little Ten Conference play, as H-BR shared the regular season title with Paw Paw. It was the Royals’ first loss to a Class 1A school all season and they finished ranked in the top 10 of the AP Class 1A poll entering today’s playoffs. H-BR has put together a

stretch of basketball unrivaled in coach Bill Sambrookes’ 11year stint as the varsity coach. “This is the first team that I’ve had that has won this many games in a row,” Sambrookes said before Friday’s loss. “The group I had when I was first here was probably the closest thing talent-wise to this group, but I only had them for Rob Winner – one year, so I didn’t know for Hinckley-Big Rock’s Michael Bayler shoots in the first quarter Jan. sure what I had.”

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31 during the Little Ten Conference tournament against Paw Paw in Somonauk. H-BR defeated Paw Paw, 58-47.


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Garza feels twinge, is day-to-day

Boys Basketball Indian Creek vs. LaMoille at Erie Regional quarterfinals, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY Boys Basketball G-K at Harvard, 7 p.m. Polo vs. Hiawatha at Polo Regional quarterfinals, 6 p.m.


8SPORTS SHORTS DeKalb High School to host super-sectional DeKalb High School will be hosting an IHSA Class 1A SuperSectional tonight featuring Freeport Aquin vs. Westminster Christian. Aquin is the defending 1A state champion. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission to the game is $8.00.

AP photo

Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery stops Los Angeles Kings’ Justin Williams (14) in front of the goal in the first period Sunday at the United Center.

BLACKHAWKS 3, KINGS 2 Richardson leads Illinois over Northwestern EVANSTON – D.J. Richardson scored 18 points to lead Illinois to a 62-41 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night. Tracy Abrams added 13 points off the bench for the Illini (19-8, 6-7 Big Ten), who have won four straight. Reggie Hearn led Northwestern with 11 points. The Wildcats (1313, 4-9) have lost three straight and five of their past six. Illinois scored the first 16 points of the second half after ending the first half on a 10-0 run. Richardson’s layup extended Illinois’ lead to 45-15 with 13:53 remaining. James Montgomery scored Northwestern’s first points of the half on a layup with 13:26 left.

Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Patrick won the Daytona 500 pole Sunday, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR’s premier circuit. It’s by far the biggest achievement of her stock-car career. Her latest stamp in the history books came with a lap at 196.434 mph around Daytona International Speedway. Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session.

Woods joins vacationing Obama for golf round PALM CITY, Fla. – President Barack Obama played golf Sunday with Tiger Woods, the White House said. Once the sport’s dominant player before his career was sidetracked by scandal, Woods joined Obama at the Floridian, a secluded and exclusive yacht and golf club on Florida’s Treasure Coast where Obama is spending the long Presidents Day weekend. The two had met before, but Sunday was the first time they played together. – Staff, wire reports


DeKalb boys basketball wins in OT By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF DeKalb boys basketball edged Streator, 55-54, on the road in overtime. Sophomore point guard Rudy Lopez led the Barbs with 21 points, while Jake Smith added 20. Andre Harris had 11 points in the win. The Barbs outscored Streator by three in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

FRIDAY’S LATE RESULTS Bell’s run at state ends: DeKalb-Sycamore co-op senior Anita Bell took 24th in the uneven bars and 31st in the floor exercise at the IHSA gymnastics state preliminaries. She did not advance to Saturday’s finals in either event.

Red-hot Blackhawks nudge toward history By TOM MUSICK

VIEWS Tom Musick CHICAGO – Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig chose his words with the skill and caution of a tightrope walker. A few seconds before the Hawks’ first goal of what turned out to be a one-goal victory, did Bollig quietly nudge the stick away from Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick? “Ummm,” he said with a hint of a smile. “I don’t know. You tell me.” Yes. And I’m all for it. Beauty is in the details, and the Blackhawks are playing beautiful hockey. Here’s the big picture: The Hawks beat the Kings, 3-2, on Sunday to improve to 12-0-3. They have earned at least one point in each their first 15 games, matching the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers and moving within one game of the NHL record, set by the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks. Those Ducks won the Stanley Cup, by the way. So did the fast-starting Oilers. For the Hawks to follow suit, every player will have to contribute. That includes Bollig, who entered Sunday’s game with three times as many penalty minutes (75) as games played (25) in his career. Yet the 26-year-old from suburban St. Louis made one of the most important plays of the game, even if it never will show up in a box score. In the first period, Quick lost his stick. A Kings player tried to slide the stick back to Quick, but Bollig saw it happen and used his stick to nudge the goaltender’s stick a few feet away before Quick had a chance to scoop it up. At least, that’s what it looked like to me. It turns out that a goaltender’s stick is kind of an important work tool for, uh, a goaltender. A goalie with no stick might as well be a reporter with no notebook, a butcher with no knife, a firefighter with no hose. Imagine a referee with no whistle. Imagine RuPaul with no wig. OK, don’t imagine that last part. The point here is that Quick was in a world of trouble. He knew it, the Hawks knew it, and another sellout crowd of 21,843 fans watching from inside of the United Center knew it. Without his stick, Quick watched Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith handle the puck near the blue line. Keith fired a pass to teammate Brent Seabrook, who quickly ripped a shot into an open net before Quick could recover. I tried asking Bollig again about the sequence. He politely spoke as if an invisible attorney were whispering

into his ear. “I think it’s illegal for us to touch that stick,” Bollig said. “It may have touched me. I don’t know. I can’t tell you.” Here’s what the NHL rulebook can tell me. “Rule 53.2: When moving a stick that is not broken, no penalty shall be assessed as long as it does not interfere with the play and the player who lost said stick is not attempting to retrieve it, otherwise an interference penalty must be assessed.” It was enough to upset Kings coach Darryl Sutter after the game. “Our goaltender should have been allowed to have his stick,” Sutter said. “It got pushed away and it should have been a penalty. “The shorter referee was standing right there by our bench – the other guy couldn’t see it – but the shorter one had the same view that I did, and he should have made the call. We shoved his stick to him and they shoved it away. It shouldn’t be a goal.” Exactly how short was this “shorter referee”? I spotted no Oompa Loompas on the ice. But I digress. If Quick had his stick on the play, who knows whether the Hawks would have scored? And if the Hawks had not scored early, who knows how the game would have turned out? “That was a big goal to get us rolling,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. It has been like that all season for the Hawks. Hidden among the highlights are blocked shots and poke checks and the type of extra effort that draws a penalty or keeps a play alive. It’s standing up for a teammate after a big hit. It’s making a heads-up play away from the puck (and if it’s illegal, it’s not getting caught). It’s about details, details, details. “They stress that a lot,” Bollig said. “I don’t think you can win on skill alone. We definitely have plenty of skill, but you’ve got to do the little things and pay attention to details.” All of those tiny details add up to one big fact. The Hawks are the best team in hockey.

• Northwest Herald sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @tcmusick.

MESA, Ariz. – Cubs pitcher Matt Garza, facing batters for the first time since July, endured a frustrating day. Garza was pulled from his first live batting practice session Sunday at Fitch Park after suffering a mild lat strain. Garza was only halfway through his scheduled 40 pitches when he felt a muscle grab on his left side. He threw one more pitch before walking off the field. “I was fine throwing, but I felt something,” Garza said. “I’m not going to push it if I don’t have to. We’ll see [today] and go from there.” Garza is day-to-day and will be reevaluated today, though he was optimistic it wouldn’t be a long-term issue. “It’s not as bad as I thought,” Garza said. “ … It shouldn’t be a big thing.” Garza said he was throwing at 80 percent to 85 percent at the time of the injury. Garza, who was officially shut down in August because of a stress reaction in his right elbow, admitted he was frustrated he couldn’t continue. He did not have any issues with his arm. “The ball felt like it was coming out of my hand good,” Garza said. “I had control, downward movement. Everything had movement. I was happy, I threw the ball well. I got a little frustrated, but it’s early.” Lillibridge’s versatility: Reflecting on a season than didn’t go as planned, utility man Brent Lillibridge is grateful for a clean slate. “The biggest thing is I survived,” Lillibridge said of his 2012 season, which included being traded twice. “I survived the whirlwind of being traded. Obviously, it’s not close to the year I wanted. I had really high hopes from [2011] that I was really moving my career forward and becoming one of the best utilities.” Lillibridge has a great shot at making the Cubs’ 25-man roster because of his versatility. He can play any of the four infield positions, as well as any position in the outfield. Lillibridge, who signed a one-year minor league deal with a camp invite, still believes he’s an infielder first, outfielder second. Lillibridge’s highlightreel catches during his four seasons with the White Sox suggests otherwise, but he’s willing to play anywhere if it helps him get on the field and help the Cubs win. “I just love being in the infield; you’re so much more a part of the game,” Lillibridge said. “It’s just a lot tougher. I grew up an infielder. Outfield is fun. You get to run around and you don’t have as many responsibilities other than chase the ball down and throw it into the bases. I feel comfortable playing those positions.” Cubs prank Sveum: The players weren’t about to let manager Dale Sveum live down his infamous hunting accident. Halfway into their first all-player meeting Sunday, one by one each Cub took off his jacket to reveal a bright orange hunting jacket and handed Sveum one with a bulls-eye. The prank was inspired by Sveum’s offseason quail hunting accident when he was accidentally shot by Robin Yount. “I haven’t gotten to the bottom of it, God help them when I find out,” Sveum joked. Garza, known as a jokester, denied coming up with the idea. “That was a good one,” Garza said. “[It was] just to loosen people up on the first day. It’s a little nerve-wracking especially for the new guys. “Guys laughed it off and [Sveum] laughed it off so I think it was a good icebreaker for a lot of guys, loosen the tone in there.”


Konerko ‘not afraid’ of future after baseball By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. – Paul Konerko doesn’t need any reminders that his days as a big leaguer are dwindling – quickly. His body has plenty of baseball mileage, making it much harder to get through a full season without injury. And so, as he readies himself for his 15th season with the White Sox, the thought that this could be his last playing on Chicago’s South Side, and possibly his final season in the majors, has crossed his mind more than once. He has visualized retirement,

considered life’s next chapter. “You have to,” he said. “What’s the option? It’s going to happen.” It’s just a matter of when for Konerko. Before joining his teammates in their first fullsquad workout, Konerko, who will turn 37 March 5, spent part of Sunday at the team’s CamPaul Konerko elback Ranch complex discussing what lies ahead for him. As a few teammates strolled past on a pebble path toward outdoor bat-

ting cages, Konerko described how his career has come full circle. In a clubhouse that has undergone major changes in the past few years, he’s the “old guy” on the White Sox. “I don’t feel like it,” he said, “but I’m told I’m that.” While others wonder how much longer he’ll play, Konerko said he hasn’t made any decisions beyond 2013. He’s living in the moment, following the dayto-day mantra that may come across as cliche to outsiders but is very real to an athlete still trying to perform at a high level while fighting off the inevitable

aging process. He’s the lone remaining player from the White Sox team that won the 2005 World Series, and Konerko knows that he, too, will one day be gone. “I come in contact with more people that played and are out of the game than the other way around with the exception of when I’m here,” he said. “The guys I played with, all my tight friends I played with coming up, are all out of the game, so I see what the other side is and there’s plusses and minuses to that. I pick their brains on it. It’s going to happen at some point, it does to every player.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 32 21 .604 Bulls 30 22 .577 Milwaukee 26 25 .510 Detroit 21 33 .389 Cleveland 16 37 .302 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 32 18 .640 Brooklyn 31 22 .585 Boston 28 24 .538 Philadelphia 22 29 .431 Toronto 21 32 .396 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 36 14 .720 Atlanta 29 22 .569 Washington 15 36 .294 Orlando 15 37 .288 Charlotte 12 40 .231

GB — 1½ 5 11½ 16 GB — 2½ 5 10½ 12½ GB — 7½ 21½ 22 25

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 42 12 .778 Memphis 33 18 .647 Houston 29 26 .527 Dallas 23 29 .442 New Orleans 19 34 .358 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 39 14 .736 Denver 33 21 .611 Utah 30 24 .556 Portland 25 28 .472 Minnesota 19 31 .380 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 39 17 .696 Golden State 30 22 .577 L.A. Lakers 25 29 .463 Sacramento 19 35 .352 Phoenix 17 36 .321

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Sunday's Result All-Star game: West 143, East 138 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Bulls at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Boston at Denver, 8 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Portland, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

West beats East in NBA All-Star Game HOUSTON – Kevin Durant scored 30 points, MVP Chris Paul had 20 points and 15 assists, and the Western Conference beat the East 143138 on Sunday night in the NBA All-Star game. Blake Griffin finished with 19 points and Kobe Bryant blocked LeBron James twice in the final minutes, joining Paul and Griffin to turn the West’s victory into something of an L.A. story. James scored 19 points but shot only 7 of 18 after having no shooting troubles during the latter part of the season’s first half. Carmelo Anthony led the East with 26 points and 12 rebounds. – Wire report

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 15 12 0 3 27 Nashville 15 7 3 5 19 St. Louis 14 8 5 1 17 Detroit 15 7 6 2 16 Columbus 15 4 9 2 10 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 13 8 3 2 18 Minnesota 15 7 6 2 16 Edmonton 14 6 5 3 15 Calgary 13 5 5 3 13 Colorado 13 5 7 1 11 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 14 11 2 1 23 Dallas 16 8 7 1 17 San Jose 14 7 4 3 17 Phoenix 15 7 6 2 16 Los Angeles 13 5 6 2 12

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 16 11 5 0 22 52 38 New Jersey 15 9 3 3 21 41 36 N.Y. Rangers 14 8 5 1 17 38 35 N.Y. Islanders 14 6 7 1 13 45 47 Philadelphia 16 6 9 1 13 38 49 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 13 9 2 2 20 37 31 Montreal 14 9 4 1 19 40 34 Toronto 15 9 6 0 18 43 36 Ottawa 15 7 6 2 16 35 30 Buffalo 16 6 9 1 13 46 54 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 13 8 4 1 17 41 37 Tampa Bay 14 7 6 1 15 55 45 Florida 14 4 6 4 12 35 53 Washington 15 5 9 1 11 41 51 Winnipeg 14 5 8 1 11 35 46 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Saturday's Results Anaheim 3, Nashville 2, SO Tampa Bay 6, Florida 5, OT Toronto 3, Ottawa 0 Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 1 Phoenix 5, Columbus 3 Edmonton 6, Colorado 4 Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 4, Buffalo 3 Blackhawks 3, Los Angeles 2 Boston 3, Winnipeg 2 Calgary 4, Dallas 3 Minnesota 3, Detroit 2 N.Y. Rangers 2, Washington 1 St. Louis at Vancouver (n) Today’s Games Ottawa at New Jersey, noon Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, noon Nashville at Colorado, 2 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Tuesday's Games Winnipeg at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

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Kaneland boys back on track with win at Dixon By DAN WOESSNER DIXON – The public-address announcer called Cole Carlson’s name as Matt Limbrunner stood up from the bench before Saturday’s game between Kaneland and Dixon at Lancaster Gym. Limbrunner, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, shrugged his shoulders and ran onto the court, pretty sure he was in the Knights’ starting lineup. Kaneland coach Brian Johnson knew it was true. As the teams gathered at center court, Johnson made sure that the wrong name had been called and not that he had marked the wrong player in the scorebook. The book was correct. The mix-up was the most drama in the Knights’ 76-62 win. “That’s one the best teams out of the East side of the conference,” Dixon coach Jason Mead said. “They were bigger and faster than us. They were also hitting shots that I didn’t see them hit on any of the films I watched. Those shots forced us out of our zone right away.” The Knights wasted no time getting the ball to Limbrunner. He was fed in the post on the first possession, and he powered up for two points. After an empty possession by Dixon, Dan Miller hit a jumper to put Kaneland up, 4-0. Dixon (3-22) rallied as Nate Gascoigne scored off an assist from Matt Coffey. Cal Jarrett scored moments later to tie the score. Kaneland scored the next six points, but Dixon rallied to make it 12-8 with with 3:30 left in the first quarter. The Knights (14-11) took over from there. Drew David hit a pair of 3-pointers, as Kaneland finished the quarter on a 11-2 run. They scored the first four points of the second quarter for a 27-10 lead. “After a tough game last night against Morris, and a five game stretch here where we haven’t played well,” Johnson said, “we needed to come out strong [Saturday]. “We knew that Dixon had beat DeKalb, who had beat us. So we couldn’t overlook them. I’ve known Coach Mead for a long time, and I know that he’s doing a great job here. This is a team that in a few years we are not going to want to face.” Kaneland maintained a 15-point lead through the rest of the first half. Limbrunner had 13 of his 15 points before the break, as Kaneland rested its starters for much of the second half. Carlson, who had his named called as a starter, got starters minutes and played like one. He had a gamehigh 19 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter.

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Kaneland’s Tyler Carlson shoots while surrounded by Dixon defenders Saturday in Dixon. Kaneland defeated Dixon, 76-62.

Spartans hope to continue success at dual team sectional Defensive changes spark Royals surge

• STATE WRESTLING Continued from page B1 “We just kind of relaxed and then we got to the arena, and just tried to stay confined the whole time,” Akins said. Sycamore will try to build on its individual success when it faces Northern Illinois Big 12 East rival Yorkville at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochelle dual team sectional. A win will send the Spartans to the dual team state tournament Feb. 23 in Bloomington. After Culton (43-1) allowed a go-ahead takedown to Richmond-Burton’s Garrett Sutton with 25 seconds remaining in their title bout at 152, Spartans coach Alex Nelson offered quick perspective. The Northern Illinois-bound Culton didn’t have to let his season end with a 5-4 loss in Champaign. “He’s got nothing to be ashamed of. He works hard. He’s a great kid. He’s going to do well next year at NIU,” Nelson said. “It can’t be a black eye. I mean, he had a great career and I hope for great things for him.” Just ahead of Culton’s match, Kaneland senior Dan Goress downed Montini senior Michael Sepke, 3-1, to win the 2A 145pound title. “You can tell yourself, ‘I’m going to be a state champ,’ but if you don’t do anything about it, it ain’t ever going to happen,” Goress, 42-3, said. “And it starts every day with waking up. Running, your diet. Practice. Watching film. That’s what it comes down to.” Akins, whose lone loss came against Cary-Grove’s Michael Cullen (sixth in 3A) controlled Pawelski from the beginning. He scored a takedown about a minute into the match, and that was

• H-BR PREVIEW Continued from page B1

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Kyle Akins of Sycamore wrestles Tommy Pawelski of Lombard Montini on Saturday in the 113 pound Class 2A championship match at the IHSA State Tournament in Champaign. Akins defeated Pawelski, 3-0. all the offense he needed. “After my first couple shot attempts, I knew that eventually I was going to get one, because he wasn’t fighting them off very well,” Akins said. “I knew if I wanted to hang in there and be in the match, I needed to take him down right away. I felt confident on top. If I got that takedown, I was going to ride him out.” Davis showed similar resolve in the late stages of his resounding win in the third-place bout. Trailing Nazareth Academy senior Pat Vitek, 3-0, entering the third period, Davis escaped in the first 30 seconds before shifting into attack mode. Davis (38-2) tied the match on a takedown with about 15 seconds to go before getting the go-ahead takedown just before the buzzer.

Referees raised Davis’ hand after a 5-3 victory, and Davis immediately went to salute the Spartans’ cheering section. “I just worked as hard as I could, just pushed myself past the limits of being uncomfortable and just kept driving forward and going on from there,” Davis said. DeKalb senior Doug Johnson closed his career with a sixthplace finish at 132 in 3A. After losing a 3-2 decision Friday to eventual state champion George Fisher of Marmion, Johnson (41-4) fell in both of his Saturday matches. In the fifthplace bout, Glenbard North’s Johnny Gosinski – who Johnson edged, 4-3, in Friday’s quarterfinals – grabbed early control en route to a 10-1 major decision. “When you’re expecting to win a tournament and then fall a little

Eames expects time drops at state meet • SWIM PREVIEW Continued from page B1 After not tapering some of her swimmers fully for Saturday’s meet, Eames is expecting some dramatic time drops at next week’s state meet in Winnetka. “It’s really exciting to have the number of guys we have qualifying,” Eames said. “None of the guys are 100 percent rested for today. I’m actually hoping for bigger and better things at state.”

Eames has particularly high hopes for Hein, who shattered his own school records in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, breaking each by more than a second. “It’s fun to see him swim, because at this point there’s no boundaries, no limits,” Eames said. “Right when you think he’s peaked and he can’t go any faster than that, he just kills it even harder. It’s been a fun year. That wasn’t the end of it for him. Even though he might not

believe it, I honestly think he can get in there and go faster.” If he swims any faster, a state championship is within his grasp, a rare feat for a freshman. Hein, himself, is only starting to believe he can push his limits. “I really hope I can improve,” Hein said. “Maybe, it’s like conference again. I didn’t think I could beat my conference times, but maybe I’ll beat them at state.”

short, you know, sometimes it’s a little hard to bounce back emotionally,” Barbs coach Mike Pater said. “It’s a tough, emotional letdown and it’s one of the toughest things, I think, to recover from.” With senior 285-pounder Zach Theis’ fifth-place run coupled with Goress’ success, Kaneland sent two athletes to the podium for the first time since the early 1990s, Knights assistant Jeremy Kenny said. Theis (36-8) used his cradle to pin Northside’s Ben MaukO’Connor early in the second period of the fifth-place bout. “I came into the season knowing I had the chance to get to state,” said Theis, an all-state offensive lineman in football. “I got to state and just thought I might as well do some damage. See what I can do.”

The Royals came into the season with big expectations, returning most of the key contributors from last year’s sectional runner-up. In addition, many of the team’s core players made a historic run with H-BR’s soccer team in the fall as the Royals took third place at state, the best finish in school history. But around Christmas, H-BR made key defensive adjustments. It worked on positioning and keeping the intensity level up, not taking any plays off. Its progress was evident in the Little Ten Championship against Indian Creek, as the Royals held the Timberwovles to 30 points. Despite not having a lot of size inside, H-BR was able to limit 6-foot-8 center Garrison Govig to two points. “Zach Michels is just an incredible post defender. He’s only 6-1 and that’s if you stretch him, but he’s so strong. he’s a very physical player, he’s got a lot of lower body strength,” Sambrookes said. “When they do take shots, they don’t get a second and third chance to rebound and that’s as important as anything.” The road to state won’t be easy. A date with Mooseheart, a team H-BR rallied to beat in December, likely looms in the regional final. Friday’s loss wasn’t how H-BR envisioned ending its regular season. But the Royals don’t have to look very far for an example of a high school team that lost its last regular season game, and then made a run to the state tournament. The Royals’ soccer team lost to Somonauk, 2-1, in its finale, before winning five consecutive postseason games. “As a team we want to carry our momentum that we have going through the rest of the season,” Bayler said. “We really want to play our best basketball right now. That’s our top goal.”

DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swimmer Marc Dubrick competes in the 500 freestyle Saturday during the St. Charles East Sectional. Dubrick finished third with a time of 4:47.94. Rob Winner –


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Dance jealousy may push partner away Dear Abby: My boyfriend of one year, “Eddie,” has been invited to the wedding of a waitress who works at a restaurant/bar he frequents. I was not invited. Eddie doesn’t dance and has slow danced with me only once. When I told him I would not appreciate him slow dancing with anyone there, we had a heated argument. Eddie told me I have no right to tell him what to do and that I’m trying to control him. I have run this by many people – male and female – and they all say it’s inappropriate to slow dance with anyone but your significant other, especially when she’s not present. I feel Eddie has little regard for my feelings. If he really cared for me, he wouldn’t want to dance with anyone else. I am interested in your

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips thoughts. – His Only Dance Partner Dear His Only: If you would like to “graduate” from girlfriend to fiancee, you will stop trying to control him and tell him you hope he has a good time at the wedding. Insecurity is not an attractive trait, so calm down and recognize that a dance is only a dance. From your description of Eddie’s lack of ability, I seriously doubt he will be a sought-after partner on any dance floor. Dear Abby: Our two children (ages 4 and 1) have hyphenated last names. It works well and the names sound elegant together.

My husband and I have made this known in the family and have discussed it when asked about it by various family members. However, over the last four years our choice has been ignored by two relatives from separate sides of our family. They persist in using only my husband’s last name for correspondence and gifts. He has suggested returning the mail as “addressee unknown,” which I think might come across as rude. Is there any way of having our children addressed correctly by relatives who seem to want to ignore their real names? – New York Mommy Dear Mommy: Before doing it your husband’s way, try this: Have another chat with the non-compliant relatives, who may come from a different generation. Explain

that you gave your children hyphenated last names for a reason – that you want to be equally represented – and the omission of “your” name hurts your feelings. If that doesn’t work, then go back to plan A because you don’t want your children to be confused. Dear Abby: My wife and I will be married 25 years and have three children. In my family, my dad was the boss. I always was, too, but never was involved very much with the kids. My wife never really complained about it. She just wanted to keep the family together. Now that the kids are gone, I realize I should have been a better husband. She mostly ignores me and spends her time with the kids and going places. I feel left out. She doesn’t even want to

celebrate our upcoming 25th. Should we? I know my dad drank a lot, and now I find myself thinking often about how it must have been for my mom back then. – Regretting in Illinois Dear Regretting: Ask your wife why she doesn’t think that 25 years of marriage is something to celebrate, because it should be. She may spend her time with the kids and going places because that is what she HAS been doing for all these years. There is still time for you to mend this marriage, provided you are both willing to work on it. However, it may take the services of a marriage counselor to break the ice.

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

Take steps now to prevent future bone loss Dear Dr. K: I’m a woman in my 40s. Both my mother and grandmother had osteoporosis. What can I do now and in the coming decades to reduce my risk? Dear Reader: All people lose bone as they age. For women, that process starts to accelerate when they enter menopause. One important reason for that is the lower level of estrogen in a woman’s body after menopause begins, as estrogen helps to build bone. Osteoporosis is not inevitable, and there’s much you can do to shield your bones from this disease. The basics of protecting your bones, such as getting enough vitamin D and engaging in weight-bearing

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff exercises, remain the same throughout your life. But there are additional factors you should consider as you get older. • If you haven’t yet started menopause, focus on attaining and maintaining as much bone mass as possible. The more bone mass you have as you enter menopause, the less likely it is that you will develop osteoporosis. That’s both scientifically proven and common sense. • Monitor your diet. Get the recommended amounts

of calcium and vitamin D. (I’ve put a table of recommended calcium intake on my website.) Dairy products are a rich source of calcium. Particularly if your cholesterol levels are on the high side, use low-fat dairy products. And a growing number of foods, such as orange juice, are calcium-fortified. • Avoid cigarettes and too much alcohol. Both decrease bone mass. • Perform weight-bearing exercises regularly, as they protect your bones. Inside your bones are two types of cells: One type builds up bone and the other breaks it down. Exercise stimulates the first type and inhibits the second type.

Women experience their greatest period of bone loss during the early years of menopause. You can slow that process with the steps given above for what to do before menopause. In addition, do the following as well: • Assess your risk. Talk to your doctor about whether you should have a bone density test. The preferred test is dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This test is recommended for all women aged 60-65. You’re in your 40s, so you and your doctor should consider if you are at particular risk for developing osteoporosis. If so, this test could provide valuable information. • Re-evaluate your exercise regimen. As you age, you may

need more exercise to keep from losing ground. Incorporate weights into your routine if you haven’t already. Once you reach age 65, bone loss tapers off, but you are still losing bone. All of the previous suggestions still apply. In addition, consider these: • Enhance your exercise routine. Learn tai chi or another exercise that improves balance and coordination to help prevent falls. • Consider medication. If your bone density is below normal, talk to your doctor about whether you should take a preventive medication.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Record should note you weren’t the aggressor Dr. Wallace: I’ve been suspended from school for three days and my parents and I are very upset at the principal. Yesterday during lunch break, a girl came up to me and started pulling my hair and punching me because she said that I “stole” her boyfriend from her. I am going out with Ramon, but I had nothing to do with their breaking up. I was shocked when this girl attacked me, but it didn’t take me long to defend myself. We went at it hot and heavy for about five minutes before a teacher separated

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace us. I got in a few good hits, and I noticed that her nose was bleeding when the fight ended. The girl who started the fight was suspended for five days, and she deserved it, but my three-day suspension was totally unfair. I was attacked, and my only “crime” was that I defended myself. Also, on my record is a note saying that I had been suspended for three days for

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You’re the type of person who is gifted with an ability to make friends easily. This splendid quality is likely to be further enhanced in the year ahead. Your circle of intimates is likely to be enlarged. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – A certain amount of risk may be required in a matter that you manage for others. If your approach is sane and logical, you can minimize the caprices of fortune. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – When working with someone close to you, both of you will have to watch your tempers. Unfortunately, neither one of you is likely to be sold on the other’s input. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Although you might have plenty of reason to criticize a co-worker, you’d be smart to keep your mouth shut. Seek out reasons to praise this person instead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Your possibilities for gain look exceptionally encouraging, yet there is a strong chance you’ll negate these opportunities through unwise action. Be careful, and don’t waste any chances you get. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Being overly anxious to gratify your ambitions could make you be a bit too pushy if you’re not careful. Objectives can be reached easily if you’re less aggressive. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – In order to protect your interests, you might act in a manner that looks to be too self-serving. If you want to ensure your rights, watch out for everybody else’s as well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Spending lots of money will not guarantee that you’ll have a good time. In fact, just the opposite could be true. You’re likely to have a better day if you budget your funds wisely. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Although you can do rather well in competitive involvements, you must be extremely selective regarding the tactics you employ to achieve victory. Play tough but fair. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – It’s easy for someone to say something to you that could be misinterpreted. Before flying off the handle, especially toward a friend, be certain that you understand his or her exact meaning. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Try not to become too demanding concerning an involvement with a chum. Be more concerned about your contribution than you are about what he or she is offering. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Should a complication arise in an arrangement that requires teamwork, both you and your allies will have to try to accommodate one another through compromise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Go slowly when making an adjustment to something that could affect your work or career. Taking small, safe steps is better than going for one huge, blind leap.

fighting. I still might have been suspended even if I had allowed this girl to pound me without fighting back. The principal said I was suspended because it takes two people to cause a fight. What do you think about this since you are a former high school principal? – Cheri, Santa Ana, Calif. Cheri: A fight on campus causes a serious disruption of the educational process, and most administrators discipline the combatants severely. In almost all fights, one person swings first and the boxing/wrestling match


is under way, causing students from all corners of the campus to rush to the scene to see the action. I know that it is difficult – perhaps sometimes impossible – to turn the other cheek when attacked. That’s why I was always more severe about discipline when I ascertained that one party was more at fault than the other. In your case, I would have given you a day at home to cool down, while the aggressor would have received a five-day suspension. When the other girl returned to

school, the two of you would have met with me in my office to make sure the “misunderstanding” was completely over. I suggest that your parents contact your counselor and ask if an addendum could be added to your fighting suspension noting that you were not the aggressor, but that you only defended yourself.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg. net. He will answer as many letters as possible in this column.


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Realizing the roses are malodorous Erma Bombeck said, “My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?” At the bridge table, if someone makes a smelly play, even if the cards do not instantly catch fire, you should care. Try to work out what is happening and what you can do to stop your opponent’s score from multiplying. In this deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads the spade nine. How should East plan the defense? North was right to jump to three no-trump. With no singleton or void and insufficient points to think about a slam, just go for the nine-trick game. South starts with eight top tricks: three spades and five clubs. He needs to get a heart trick, but if the opponents take their heart ace and shift to diamonds, they might be able to take four tricks there for down one. Declarer’s best shot is to win the first trick with his spade king, cross to the dummy, and call for a heart. If East is napping and plays low, South gains his ninth winner and can claim. However, East should notice things are looking bad for his side. The spade-nine lead was top of nothing, marking declarer with the three high spades. Given dummy’s club winners, he is almost home. South is surely trying to sneak his ninth trick. East must dive in with his heart ace and shift to the diamond two. Here, that works perfectly for the defense.


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