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Quinn’s school cuts darken forecast Local education leaders say $400 million in cuts are a misguided fix for pensions By JEFF ENGELHARDT SYCAMORE – A more than $400 million cut to education to solve a $97 billion pension shortfall is an equation that does not add up for Luke Glowiak. Glowiak, assistant superintendent for business at Sycamore School District 427, said Gov. Pat Quinn’s call for

cuts to elementary, secondary and higher education during his budget address Wednesday shows the governor has missed the point on solving the pension problem. Instead of investing in education, Glowiak said Quinn is holding it ransom to force action on pension reform, which should be considered a separate issue. “We need to quit pandering

to this crisis mentality, and we need to start coming up with some creative thoughts,” Glowiak said. “Education is the most important commodity we have, and it’s the one being given short shrift.” Quinn’s proposal came as no surprise to Glowiak or other local school district officials who have seen state support plummet in the past five years. If the cut is imple-

mented, it would bring the total cut to K-through-12 education to more than $1 billion since 2008. Under the plan, $150 million would be cut from the minimum per-pupil spending the state is supposed to provide school districts. That would mean districts would receive only about 82 percent of the per-pupil amount, or general state aid, that state law says

is needed to adequately fund a student’s education. Sycamore School District 427, already considering eliminating seven positions in part because of lack of state funding, could be out of close to $1 million in general state aid under Quinn’s plan, Glowiak said. Even more funding would be lost with transportation funding expected to be prorated at 19 percent.



“We seem to want to find scapegoats to beat up and the governor and a couple legislative leaders are making the scapegoat the pensions and schools and that’s disappointing,” Glowiak said. The cut to transportation funding was the main concern for most local school officials,

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DeKalb Park District commissioner candidate Keith Nyquist (right) gives his two-minute opening statement Thursday after Bryant Irving (center) and Dean Holliday (left) during the candidates night forum at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb.

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eKALB – About a month before the April 9 election, voters got their first broad look Thursday at the candidates for DeKalb School District 428 board and the DeKalb Park Board. The five candidates who are competing for three spots on the school board – Vickie Hernan-Faivre, Mary Hess, George “Joe” Mitchell, Victoria Newport and Marilyn Parker – each touted their personal and professional experience to the public. “I am not a politician. I am an advocate of education,” Mitchell said in his opening statement. “The success me and my wife have achieved is because of education.” Meanwhile, the four candidates running for a six-year unexpired term on the park board – Per Faivre, Dean Holliday, Bryant Irving and Keith Nyquist – each raised their own concerns about the planned renovation of Hopkins Pool. “Because of this, I support

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District 428 school board candidate Marilyn Parker listens to a man while meeting people before the start of the candidates night forum at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb. an effort to slow down the process to renovate the facility,” Nyquist said. “I want the final result to be something we can all be proud of.” The school board and park board candidates who spoke at Thursday’s forum at the Egyptian Theatre each had two minutes to deliver an opening statement and two minutes to deliver a closing statement. The forum, sponsored by the DeKalb Area Chamber of

Commerce and local media, also included candidates running for DeKalb mayor and aldermen in the 2nd and 4th wards.

School board candidates have vested interest Each of the school board candidates spoke of the importance of maintaining quality education at a time when districts such as DeKalb are facing difficult fiscal times. Dis-

trict 428 entered the 2012-2013 school year with a $2.3 million deficit. Payments from the state are prorated at 89 percent, and general state aid to schools is expected to fall next year. Hernan-Faivre said her business experience and willingness to make tough decisions would make her an ideal candidate for the school board. She said she already does so as a volunteer member of the district’s finance and facilities advisory committee – a group of community leaders and school officials that is thinking of ways the district can cut costs.


UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea’s latest nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with tough, new sanctions targeting its economy and leadership, despite Pyongyang’s threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States. The penalties came in a unanimous resolution drafted by the U.S. along with China, which is North Korea’s main benefactor. Beijing said the focus now should be to “defuse the tensions” by restarting negotiations. The resolution sent a powerful message to North Korea’s new young leader, Kim Jong Un, that the international community condemns his defiance of Security Council bans on nuclear and ballistic tests and is prepared to take even tougher action if he continues flouting international obligations. “Taken together, these sanctions will bite, and bite hard,” U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said. “They increase North Korea’s isolation and raise the cost to North Korea’s leaders of defying the international community.” The new sanctions came in response to North Korea’s underground nuclear test Feb. 12 and were the fourth set imposed by the U.N. since the country’s first test in 2006. They are aimed at reining in Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development by requiring all countries to freeze financial transactions or services that could contribute to the programs. North Korea kept up its warlike rhetoric early today after the U.N. vote, issuing a statement saying it was canceling a hotline and a nonaggression pact with rival South Korea.

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Sexaholics AnonymousDeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815508-0280. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St. in Sandwich. 815-498-4405. 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. Food and drinks are available for purchase. 630-365-6315. bingo license B-04001. Fish/shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. Served by Northern Illinois University Knights of Columbus Council 5572. Cost is $8 for fish or shrimp, $10 for fish and shrimp, $5 for grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese; all are fullcourse meals with side dishes. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. 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 the street from Memorial Park. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815-758-1351. La Leche League of Sandwich: 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Valley West Community Hospital. For all interested women, especially before baby’s arrival. Babies also are welcome. For information, call Connie at 815-498-3431. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich, 800-4527990; County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park, 800-452-7990; One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Saturday Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Overeaters Anonymous Walk-and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore. www.; Contact: Marilyn at 815751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.


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Honoring one who gives so much Men should be more open about feelings, we hear, so I hereby publicly declare my love for Henry. “Henry” is our Snapper 7-horsepower, two-stage, self-propelled snowblower. He’s been in our lives about 12 years and is an important member of our family. I don’t remember exactly why I named our snowblower Henry, but I think it had something to do with imagining how Henry Ford felt when he first produced a great machine. How do I love Henry? Let me count the ways: Plug-in electric start. Swiveling, adjustable snow chute. Tecumseh engine. Four forward gears and reverse. Henry is not one of those petite machines people gently nudge again and again into the snow just to fling a bit of powder a few feet. Henry is a monster. His engine frightens our child. His maw is 24 inches. He can cut through solid walls of drift nearly without stopping and fling snow up to 20 feet. He can shred a rolled, wrapped, buried Chicago Tribune or Daily Chronicle (he’s done both) the way you and I would tear off toilet paper. Henry is unlike me. I drive a Ford Focus, dress conservatively and have worn the same hairstyle since eighth grade. I’m understated. But I threw down with Henry. Had to. We live on a corner lot, close to an elementary school. Not clearing the walkways (quickly on workdays) was

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst just not an option. On Tuesday afternoon, I began to quantify how much work Henry does while asking nothing in return. Light, fluffy snow weighs about 7 pounds a cubic foot, according to Ken Hellevang, who teaches at the University of North Dakota (and contributed this information to The average weight is about 15 pounds a cubic foot, and heavy, wet, compacted snow can weigh 20 pounds. Tuesday’s blast was “heart attack snow,” so I’m using an estimate of 17 pounds a cubic foot in my calculations. The National Weather Service’s preliminary, local snowfall total for Tuesday is 8 inches to 10 inches, so let’s say 9 inches. The volume of simple shapes is length x width x height. My sidewalks and driveway are simple shapes, so this was an easy calculation. On Tuesday, Henry and I (mostly Henry) cleared 16,578 cubic feet of snow in barely an hour. At 17 pounds a cubic foot, we moved 281,826 pounds of snow, more than 140 tons. If anything, these calculations are conservative because I’m not counting that I usually snow-blow my neighbor’s front sidewalk (it’s easier to turn Henry around in their driveway).

If I tried to clear that much snow with a shovel … well, I’m not that young or in shape, and I have a lower back that likes to go out if I taunt it. There aren’t any neighborhood kids willing to do this work, and outsourcing it would cost money. Midwest Heart Specialists estimates that 1,200 people die each year from shoveling snow. The triple whammy of cold air, strenuous lifting and high energy expenditure “can contribute to a stress on a person’s cardiovascular system,” the website notes. “Cold temperatures in combination with strenuous exercise can increase blood pressure and heart rate, elevating the risk for a heart attack.” So I in a real way, I owe my life to Henry. Yet, I’m conflicted about our relationship. We try to live green and when it’s time to replace our roof, we’ll seriously investigate solar panels and rooftop wind turbines. I hope my next car is a hybrid. But then there’s Henry, who burns gasoline. The conflict is that as much as I hate to admit it, I’ll need gasoline for the foreseeable future. Oh well, no relationship is perfect. As for my snowblower, you can have it when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

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Woman killed while cleaning enclosure The ASSOCIATED PRESS DUNLAP, Calif. – A lion that killed a woman at a privately owned Central California zoo escaped from a feeding cage and attacked while she was cleaning his enclosure, authorities said Thursday. Fresno County Coroner David Hadden said Dianna Hanson, a 24-yearold intern described by her father as a “fearless” lover of big cats, died instantly when the 5-year-old lion broke her neck. Hanson had been working for two months as an intern at Cat Haven, a 100-acre exotic zoo east of Fresno. The large enclosure where Hanson was killed includes a smaller cage where animals can be confined for feeding or when the large space is being cleaned. The lion known as Cous Cous somehow managed to open the gate, said Hadden, who was briefed by investigators. “The lion had been fed, the young woman was cleaning the large enclosure, and the lion was in the small cage. The gate of the cage was partially open, which allowed the lion to lift it up with his paw,” said Hadden. “He ran at the young lady.” Hanson’s father said his daughter’s

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A 4-year-old male African lion named Cous Cous is seen at Cat Haven, a private wild animal park in Dunlap, Calif. goal was to work with big cats at an accredited zoo and that she died doing what she loves. Paul Hanson, a Seattlearea attorney, described her as a “fearless” lover of big cats. That love was apparent on her Facebook page, which is plastered with photos of her petting tigers and other big cats. She told her father she was frustrated that Cat Haven did not allow direct contact with animals. “She was disappointed because she said they wouldn’t let her into the cages with the lion and tiger there,” Paul Hanson said. The owner of the zoo said Thursday

that safety protocols were in place but he would not discuss them because they are a part of the law enforcement investigation. Dale Anderson said that he’s the only person allowed in the enclosure when lions are present. “We want to assure the community that we have followed all safety protocols,” Anderson said. “We have been incident-free since 1998 when we opened.” Friends of Dianna Hanson recalled her passion for cat conservation. “She was lovely, energetic, athletic. She did everything she could to help our conservation efforts,” said Kat Combes of the Soysambu Conservancy in Kenya, where Hanson recently had volunteered to work in the Cheetah Research Center. The lion, which had lived at the park since it was a cub, was later shot by Fresno County sheriff’s deputies who were trying to reach her body. Autopsy results revealed the reddish-haired young woman died quickly of a broken neck, possibly from a paw swipe by the 550-pound lion, and the numerous bites and scratches she sustained were inflicted after she died. “Which means the young lady ... wasn’t alive when the lion was tossing the body about,” said coroner Hadden.

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8 BRIEFS After filibuster, Senate confirms Brennan for CIA WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed John Brennan to be CIA director Thursday after the Obama administration bowed to demands from Republicans blocking the nomination and stated explicitly there are limits on the president’s power to use drones against U.S. terror suspects on American soil. The vote was 63-34 and came just hours after Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, held the floor past midnight in an old-style filibuster of the nomination to extract an answer from the administration.

Still, Brennan won some GOP support. Thirteen Republicans voted with 49 Democrats and one independent to give Brennan, who has been President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, the top job at the nation’s spy agency. He will replace Michael Morell, the CIA’s deputy director who has been acting director since David Petraeus resigned in November after acknowledging an affair with his biographer. The confirmation vote came after Democrats prevailed in a vote ending the filibuster, 81-16.

Cash can bribe dieters to lose weight, study finds Willpower apparently can be

bought. The chance to win or lose $20 a month enticed dieters in a yearlong study to drop an average of 9 pounds. Many employers, insurers and Internet programs dangle dollars to try to change bad habits like smoking or not exercising, but most studies have found this doesn’t work very well or for very long. The study, done with Mayo Clinic employees, was the longest test yet of financial incentives for weight loss. Doctors think it succeeded because it had a mix of carrots and sticks and penalties for not losing weight, multiple ways to earn cash for succeeding, and a chance to

recoup lost money if you fell off the “diet wagon” and later repented.

Senate panel casts year’s first votes on gun curbs WASHINGTON – In Congress’ first gun votes since the Newtown, Conn., nightmare, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to toughen federal penalties against illegal firearms purchases, even as senators signaled that a deep partisan divide remained over gun curbs. The Democratic-led panel voted 11-7 to impose penalties of up to 25 years for people who legally buy firearms but give them to someone else for use in a crime or to people legally

barred from acquiring weapons. The panel’s top Republican, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, cast the only GOP vote for the measure. President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to vote on gun curbs, including the bill approved Thursday, which lawmakers named for Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was fatally shot days after performing at Obama’s inauguration. Congress should consider those bills “because we need to stop the flow of illegal guns to criminals, and because Hadiya’s family and too many other families really do deserve a vote,” he said.

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Illinois deal on fracking could be national model By TAMMY WEBBER The Associated Press CHICAGO – After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the oil industry and environmentalists have achieved something extraordinary in Illinois: They sat down together to draft regulations both sides could live with. If approved by lawmakers, participants say, the rules would be the nation’s strictest. The Illinois model might also offer a template to other states seeking to carve out a middle ground between energy companies that would like free rein and environmental groups that want to ban the practice entirely.

Industry insists drilling method is safe, would create jobs “The fact that Illinois got there,” was significant, said Brian Petty, executive vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs at the International Association of Drilling Contractors. “Anytime you can bring the lion and lamb to the table, it’s a good thing. But it’s so highly politicized in lot of places” that compromise could be difficult. Fracking uses a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals to crack and hold open thick rock formations, releasing trapped oil and gas. Combined with horizontal drilling, it allows access to formerly out-of-reach

deposits and has allowed drillers to move closer to populated areas. The industry insists the method is safe and would create thousands of jobs – possibly 40,000 in the poorest area of Illinois, according to one study. Opponents say it causes water and air pollution and permanently depletes freshwater resources. In New York, where a fracking moratorium is in effect until a health study is completed, one activist said Illinois environmentalists caved in when they should have pushed harder to block fracking.

“I was just appalled at this collaboration ... to create these regulations based on the false premise that fracking is inevitable,” said Sandra Steingraber, an Illinois native and founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking, a group whose champions include actor Mark Ruffalo and singer Natalie Merchant. “It was not their job to help pave the way for fracking to move into Illinois. It was to protect the environment.” But Michigan’s largest environmental coalition might be willing to take a cue from Illinois if lawmakers decide that fracking should be part of Michigan’s energy mix.

“We would love to see that kind of bipartisan cooperation,” said Hugh McDiarmid, spokesman for the Michigan Environmental Council. The Illinois bill “has a lot of good ideas and a lot of things ... that mirror what we’re trying to achieve in Michigan” because stopping or banning fracking would be unrealistic.” That’s exactly what motivated some Illinois environmental groups to sit down with industry, lawmakers, regulators and the attorney general’s office. In Illinois, it came down to “do we accept the invitation to go to the table or walk away

and allow industry to write the rules?” said Allen Grosboll, co-legislative director at the Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center. “For us to say we were not going to participate and drive the hardest deal we could to protect environment would have been totally irresponsible.” The Natural Resources Defense Council supported a failed attempt at a fracking moratorium last year. So with lawmakers clearly ready to allow fracking in southern Illinois, the NRDC wanted to ensure there were significant safeguards, including making drillers liable for water pollution, requiring them to disclose the chemicals used and enabling residents to sue for damages.

Stonehouse Park could DeKalb County residents asked to clear fire hydrants reopen as yoga center By JEFF ENGELHARDT

By JEFF ENGELHARDT SYCAMORE – The oncetroubled Stonehouse Park could be a getting a new name and fresh start as a Chicago yoga studio owner wants to open a retreat center on the 37-acre property. Daren Friesen, director of Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, presented his plan for Stonehouse Farm Retreat & Sanctuary during a public hearing Thursday at the DeKalb County Administration Building. The proposed sanctuary would replace the late-night concert festivals and war reenactments that took place there under the previous ownership. If approved, the Earlville “agritainment” venue will feature yoga retreats and spiritual gatherings. Friesen said he planned to host weekend events throughout the summer that would bring people from his Chicago studios and surrounding counties and cities to participate in meditation, yoga and organic

farming – a cornerstone of the potential site. He said there would be no alcohol or drugs allowed and only about 100 people would be on the site for each event except for larger annual gatherings. He said maintaining a tranquil atmosphere and preserving the natural environment was key for the sanctuary. Rachel Zargo, a business partner with Friesen, said everything is centered around healthy living and the location was perfect for an organic farm, which is highly desirable for those in the city who are disconnected from food sources. “It’s about people that want to have clean lifestyles, eat healthy and learn about farming practices,” Zargo said. “We want people to get out and enjoy nature.” The site could also feature recreational activities such as camping, Frisbee golf, nature walks and swimming. The proposed site is a stark contrast compared to the previous use of Stonehouse Park, which shut down in Septem-

ber after the DeKalb County Board revoked the special use permit from the owners for violating codes, failing to secure a loan and drawing the ire of hundreds of nearby residents. The park came under fire from neighboring residents for loud, late-night concerts, frequent and illegal alcohol and drug use from attendees and people walking through their yards to go to and from the park’s events. Friesen assured public hearing officials his mission was completely different and he was willing to work with the county every step of the way. The Moksha Yoga Center opened in 1999 and now has three Chicagoland studios with 5,000 active students a month, Friesen said. Events and classes at existing studios are already booked through 2013 and filling up in 2014. The proposal will need to gain approval from the DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Committee on March 27 before going to the full County Board for a vote April 17.

Park board hopefuls discuss Hopkins Pool • CANDIDATES Continued from page A1 Hess also cited her volunteer experience with the district, serving on Cheseboro Elementary’s parent-teacher association before the school was closed. “I see myself as a youth advocate,” Hess said. “It’s what I do for a living, and it’s what I do personally.” Many of the candidates cited their children as their motivation for ensuring DeKalb schools offer high-quality education, and Mitchell was no different. In addition, Mitchell said the district needs to form stronger relationships with Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College. Newport outlined what she would seek if elected in her closing statement. She said she wants to keep the current school configuration, lower class sizes, reduce the budget, improve the conditions among the different schools and improve the school bus service. “We need to determine where savings can be found in the budget without compromising the quality of education,” Newport said. Having worked as a high school special education teacher in a Chicago public school, Parker said she would be a strong voice if elected to the board. “I will be the voice for the students, faculty and staff of our schools, and I intend, if I am elected … to be that voice for our parents, students and faculty members. And I will be elected,” Parker said.

Shared concerns about the pool The four park board candidates who were present

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District 428 school board candidate Mary Hess (right) takes her turn to give a two-minute statement Thursday after Vickie Hernan-Faivre (left) during the candidates night forum at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb. Thursday shared concerns about renovating Hopkins Pool. The fifth candidate, Joan Berkes-Hanson, the board’s current president, was not present. Built in 1974, the pool is approaching the end of its 40-year lifespan. The district wants to borrow $5 million for the project, and repay the loan without raising taxes. Citing the engineering degree he earned at the University of Illinois, Faivre said he knows how to solve problems. He felt the park board should move slowly in approving the new pool. “I want to make sure whatever is decided upon is something we can proud of,” Faivre said. The size of the pool is one of the primary concerns Holliday and others have had. The new pool is projected to have a size of 1,100 bather loads. The current pool has about 1,400 bather loads. However, when Holliday attended the public meetings the park board had about the pool, he said he did not hear any complaints about it.

Like Faivre, Irving cited his experience with construction. Irving said the three biggest issues facing the district are the pool, restoring the Nature Trail after ComEd clear cthe trees there, and acquiring Kiwanis Park from the school district. “I want to do the best interests for the citizens of DeKalb,” Irving said. Nyquist was the only candidate who addressed the Nature Trail issue at length. He praised the work of the restoration committee that has been formed to fix the damage ComEd had done. However, he said it should be on the utility’s dime. “I will work hard to see funding for this plan does not come from the taxpayers,” Nyquist said.

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Hillside Restaurant 121 N. 2nd St., DeKalb • 756-4749 SYCAMORE – Sycamore Fire Department Assistant Chief Art Zern cannot shovel out all of the city’s 1,400 fire hydrants by himself. Zern and other local fire officials are asking residents to clear snow from fire hydrants so they are easily accessible in case of emergencies. Firefighters would lose several minutes if they responded to a house fire and had to clear out a hydrant before connecting the hose, Zern said. With 180 to 250 gallons of water used every minute to fight a

fire, Zern said each second counts. “I think, especially when you have a heavy snow, it becomes a concern,” Zern said. “Driveways and sidewalks become the number one concern and understandably so. I just think people don’t give [fire hydrants] much thought.” The best way to clear a hydrant, Zern said, is to start in the street and shovel out about a 2-foot path toward the hydrant. Then, residents should clear out a 2- to 3-foot diameter area around the hydrant, Zern said. DeKalb officials also are

urging residents to clear off any hydrants they notice buried under snow. DeKalb Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Hoyle said firefighters have been out the past two days clearing some, but residents’ help would be needed to get all the hydrants cleared. He said residents who are unable to shovel out the snow should call the fire department at 815-748-8460 and someone will come out and clear the hydrant. “We’ve been making an effort the last two days to dig out hydrants and if people notice any they can contact us,” Hoyle said. “It’s vital.”

Wednesday to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, after his snowmobile collided with his 16-year-old brother’s snowmobile. The boy was operating a snowmobile in a field within the Genoa city limits when he collided head on with the other snowmobile, said Robert Frazier, acting Region One commander of the Illinois Conservation Police. The 11-year-old boy was treated for two fractures in his left clavicle and a concussion before being released Thursday around noon, his mother Kerri Collins said. Frazier said the 16-year-old was uninjured in the crash. Charges are pending, he said.

in lieu of $1.5 million bail in connection with the August shooting death of an aspiring chef and the wounding of another man. Authorities say Arcadio Davila was questioned but not charged after the murder of 24year-old Richard Ramon Pike as he sat in a parked car. Assistant State’s Attorney Melissa Samp said Davila was arrested this week and charged with murder and attempted murder. Samp did not explain the delay in charging Davila, who was picked out of a lineup by the wounded victim. Samp said Pike’s friend saw Davila as the shooting began and recognized him as someone he went to school with. Authorities did not reveal a motive for the shooting. Assistant public defender Marijane Placek is representing Davila.

8BRIEFS Sandwich man injured in snowmobile crash SANDWICH – A 33-year-old Sandwich man was treated for a broken leg Wednesday at Valley West Hospital after crashing his snowmobile on the Sandwich Fairgrounds, police said. Jeffrey A. Thompson was operating a snowmobile at a speed of 30 to 40 mph when he struck a tree at 1401 Suydam Road, said Robert Frazier, acting Region One commander of the Illinois Conservation Police. DeKalb County deputies, Sandwich Fire Department and Illinois Conservation Police responded to the crash around 8 p.m. Frazier said charges are pending.

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Quinn: Pensions to blame for Illinois’ worst budget full extent of the reductions wasn’t yet clear. The proposed cuts are just the latest round of bad news for a state that’s grown accustomed to gloomy financial projections. Last year, Quinn closed 54 state facilities and reduced Medicaid funding by more than $1 billion. And Illinois still has a backlog of unpaid bills that’s approaching $9 billion, despite an income tax hike passed in 2011. Quinn put the blame directly on lawmakers, saying their failure to fix the state’s $97 billion pension crisis meant the annual payment to the state’s public employee retirement

By SARA BURNETT The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Years of inaction on Illinois’ worstin-the-nation public pension problem has produced what many had long predicted: A worst-ever budget. At least that was Gov. Pat Quinn’s take Wednesday, when he declared his latest spending plan “the most difficult budget Illinois has ever faced.” It slashes money for schools, bringing districts to 2008 funding levels. Universities and local governments also would see a cut, as would other programs, though the

funds – about $7 billion next year – is crowding out spending in other areas. Republicans pointed the finger right back at the Chicago Democrat, with the party’s Senate leader calling Quinn “woefully absent” from the debate. Pension experts say there’s plenty of blame to go around in a state that skipped or shorted its payments for decades and has blown several deadlines Quinn has set in recent months to get a deal on reform. “It’s heartbreaking, but at this point I don’t know what they’re going to do,” said Alicia Munnell, a professor

at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. “There comes a time when labor, legislators and everybody have to get together and say, ‘We don’t want our state to be destroyed.’ And this is the time.” Quinn challenged lawmakers to send him a legislative fix and answered critics by laying out specific provisions he wants to be part of the solution. He warned that his budget would be “only a preview of the pain that is to come” if this General Assembly does not act.

But his speech barely addressed the “pain” that Quinn aides hinted at the previous evening, not even mentioning, for example, the $400 million cut in public education necessitated in large part because of the state’s required contribution to employee retirement accounts. Quinn proposed closing tax “loopholes” to produce money to pay down the $9 billion backlog the state owes to vendors. He would eliminate three tax breaks, at least temporarily, to produce an extra $445 million annually for a “Bill Payment Trust Fund.” “The more corporate loop-

holes we suspend, the faster we can pay down our bills,” Quinn said. He hinted he would be open to a heavily regulated expansion of legalized gambling, as long as the new revenue generated went to education. Later Wednesday, the Senate Executive Committee endorsed yet another proposal to add five riverboat casinos in Illinois, including a landbased operation in Chicago, which would direct up to $1 billion in revenue from the slot machines annually to public schools. Quinn has vetoed two similar bills in just the past year.

Anti-abortion groups split over Arkansas legislation By DAVID CRARY The Associated Press

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This image from video provided by KMOV-TV in St. Louis shows an injured worker being wheeled from inside the American Steel Foundries plant Thursday in Granite City, where an explosion injured at least 10 people, three critically.

Hospital: 3 critically hurt in blast at Ill. steel plant released later Thursday, while three others were in critical condition and flown by helicopter to other Missouri hospitals, Gateway spokeswoman Kate Allaria said. Two of them were listed in critical condition later Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, spokeswoman Bethany Pope said. It wasn’t immediately clear where the other worker was being treated. Federal workplace safety officials are investigating the cause of the blast. Calls and emails to the business went unanswered Thursday. Robert Lott, a worker at the plant and president of the United Steelworkers Local 1063, told the Belleville NewsDemocrat that at least two of

The ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS – At least 10 people were injured, including three critically, in an explosion Thursday at a steel castings plant in southwestern Illinois, officials said. The blast happened shortly after 8 a.m. in the cleaningand-finishing department at the American Steel Foundries plant in Granite City, just northeast of St. Louis. Roughly 800 people work at the plant, which produces railcar undercarriages and related components, said Mike Right, the United Steelworkers union’s health, safety and environment chief. Seven workers treated for smoke inhalation at Gateway Regional Medical Center were


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Gov. Mike Beebe speaks to reporters Monday in a hallway at the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., after vetoing legislation that would have banned abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy. override vote in the Arkansas House, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights announced that they would challenge the ban in federal court. “I believe the courts will be very quick to strike this down,” said Jennifer Dalven, director of ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project. “This law is blatantly unconstitutional and an extreme intrusion by politicians into the personal decisions of a woman and her family.” Yet regardless of the Arkansas law’s fate, abortionrights lawyers will likely be confronted with a series of other laws posing similarly direct challenges to Roe. In Oklahoma, a “personhood” bill has been introduced that would ban abortions by defining human life as beginning with conception. In North Dakota, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban doctors

from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy. A similar “heartbeat” bill was debated by Ohio lawmakers last year before being blocked by the Senate president. The measure, which could be revived this year, fractured Ohio’s anti-abortion movement in a debate over its tactical effectiveness. Gonidakis was among the anti-abortion leaders opposing the heartbeat bill, saying that if it did reach the Supreme Court, which he considered unlikely, it could backfire by producing an even a stronger ruling in favor of abortion rights. Instead, Gonidakis prefers the incremental approach that anti-abortion activists have employed recently in many states – mostly Republican-controlled – by passing a variety of laws that curtail access to abortion without challenging Roe head-on.

Briscoe: Steep cut to transportation might mean another deficit budget for D-428

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

DeKalb city Brandon R. Henryson, 38, of Elgin, was charged Thursday, March 7, with disorderly conduct. Marissa A. Cathina, 25, of the 800 block of Greenbrier Road in DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, March 6, with criminal damage to property.

those injured may have suffered broken legs and internal injuries. He said he believed the blast was caused by a gas leak. “I could see flames, initially, and then the visibility went down to zero from the dust that fell from the rafters,” said Lott, who said he was about 100 yards from where the blast happened. Right said the union was sending an investigator to the Granite City plant “to make sure we learn the lessons and really understand what happened.” “At this point everything is pretty sketchy, and we really don’t like to comment on causes until we have them tied down,” he said.

NEW YORK – By adopting the nation’s toughest abortion law in the face of certain legal challenge, Arkansas legislators have exposed sharp tactical divisions within the national anti-abortion movement. Some activists welcomed the new law – a ban on most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy – as a bold challenge to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established a nationwide right to abortion. Others fear the ban is headed toward emphatic rejection in court and favor more incremental strategies. “When you pass a law, the end goal is surviving in court,” said Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. He predicted the Arkansas law would be struck down because it contradicted Supreme Court rulings allowing abortions before viability – the stage at about 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy when a fetus could survive outside the womb. “It’s easy to say, ‘Let’s save all the babies,’ ” said Gonidakis. “But you could pass 100 bills a day, and they’ll never go into effect and save one baby’s life.” The Arkansas ban, which would make exceptions in cases of rape, incest and certain medical contingencies, is scheduled to go into effect 90 days after the current legislative session adjourns. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe had vetoed the measure, but was overridden Wednesday. Within moments after the

When the pension reform does come, Joe Burgess believes it will hit the local taxpayers even more and further hurt school districts. Burgess, superintendent of Genoa-Kingston School District 424, said each year the state puts more responsibility on local school districts to fund programs that are mandated and supposed to be paid for by the state according to law. Shifting legally required state contributions to pensions to local sources could be the next step. For a district that already lost $572,000 in general state

aid this year, the prospect of funding pensions along with an education system lacking needed state support could bring the worst kind of cuts – teachers. “You sure hope it doesn’t get to that point, but personnel is obviously one of the biggest costs to any school district, and it’s something our district and all districts have to look at,” Burgess said. “We need to start thinking as Illinoisans and not as political parties. We need to take pride in our state again.”

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Time is right for NIU’s new leader search

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR she has been involved with during the past years. Mary currently works in the field To the Editor: of youth advocacy, focusing on As our community moves closer positive youth development. She to our April 9 election, we are is a member and treasurer of the seeing many campaign signs DeKalb Education Foundation, surfacing in yards and parkways committee member of the DeKalb for candidates running for office. Junior Leadership Academy, and One sign you will not see committee member on the DCP/ throughout our community is “Vote for Mary Hess, District 428 SAFE Coalition. Her resume also includes the school board.” Mary has instead development of and leadership on chosen to promote the qualities the District 428 Parent Advisory she possesses for this elected poCouncil for three years, particisition on Facebook, participation pation on several District 428 in Candidates’ Night, and from the internal and external commitmany supporters she has rallied tees, working with several youth through all of the volunteer work

Vote Mary Hess for D-428 board

programs in our community, and volunteer time with our District 428 Parent Teacher Organizations. She has volunteered countless hours to the youth of our community the past nine years. Mary continues to give back to our community, striving to make it better for our youth. Mary’s willingness to run for our District 428 school board exemplifies her desire to focus on positive youth development. She values the best possible education for all of our youth in learning environments conducive to quality learning outcomes.

Mary believes reducing our current $2.3 million District 428 deficit is a community problem requiring input from both our community leaders and District 428 school board and administration members to address this issue. Mary wants to be involved in the decision-making for our District 428 school board using her experience, skills, and perspective to make our community schools the best they can be. Vote for Mary Hess, District 428 school board! Ron and Barb Pearson DeKalb

Oberlin: Acts of hate, meant to divide, unite Ariana Abayomi was sound asleep in her dorm room at Oberlin College in Ohio, when a fellow resident adviser awakened her in the middle of the night. Groggy with sleep, Abayomi struggled at first to comprehend what she was hearing.

Someone in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood ... spotted on campus ... right outside ... emergency meeting in the lounge. “I was standing there thinking, ‘KKK?’ ” she said. “ ‘At Oberlin?’ ” Twelve hours later, it was still her question. Repeatedly, she apologized for stumbling over her words during our interview. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I haven’t had much sleep. A lot of us were up all night.” When I asked why, she shook her head and said softly, “We didn’t feel safe enough to go to sleep.” In the wee hours of Monday morning, a student reported seeing a figure cloaked in a white robe and hood standing near Oberlin’s Afrikan Heritage House – “A-House,” in campus parlance – where Abayomi lives. Abayomi, who is black, grew up in Atlanta. “Georgia is inherently more racist,” she said. “This has had a bigger impact because it’s a smaller community. I never thought it would happen here in Oberlin.” It was the latest in a series of recent hate-related acts of vandalism that have left the Oberlin community reeling. The word “black” was scratched out on Black History Month posters, replaced with a racial epithet. Freshly etched swastikas and “Whites Only” hovered over a water fountain. Anti-Semitic and racist fliers peppered the campus. A student reported a stranger uttering a racial slur before pushing him to the ground. So far, no one has been charged.

VIEWS Connie Schultz The incidents are a jarring new reality for Oberlin College, located about 30 miles southwest of Cleveland. Founded in 1833, Oberlin has a long history of progressive activism. It was a crucial stop on the Underground Railroad. It was also one of the first colleges to educate men and women together and to admit black students. Sean Decatur, dean of arts and sciences, said he is saddened by these acts, but not surprised. “Oberlin is a place I respect for both its history and its standards,” said Decatur. “On the other hand, it’s part of the world. These incidents are not out of the realm of possibility because it happens everywhere.” Still, not everywhere deals with this kind of hate like Oberlin College. Within hours of the alleged KKK sighting, the administration canceled classes and convened a “day of solidarity,” which included a teach-in, a rally and a public forum. Nearly half of Oberlin’s 2,800 students showed up. Decatur expected nothing less. “I have faith in our students that their response to canceled classes would not be, ‘Let’s go back to bed.’ ” Over the years, Oberlin College has carved out a special place in my heart. In 2007, I was commencement speaker. I’ve delivered a number of such addresses, but only at Oberlin did so many graduates stop onstage to offer on-the-spot reviews. I also have covered a wide range of speeches on campus, fueling my appreciation for Oberlin’s commitment to build

unlikely bridges. Students and faculty extended the same gracious welcome to Republican strategist Karl Rove, for example, as they did to Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Rove endured a more rigorous Q-and-A, but the audience was respectful. On Election Day in 2004, voters in Oberlin had to stand in line for hours to cast their ballots. The college and the town joined forces to deliver food and drinks. Students performed music and magic tricks for the children in tow. Anything to make sure people stayed to vote. True to its legacy, the Oberlin community responded Monday to attempts to divide it by drawing closer. “We are here,” students chanted throughout the day. At the rally, a trio of students led the crowd in singing “We Shall Overcome,” a famous anthem of the civil rights movement. One of the singers shouted out the lyrics so that everyone could join in. Looking around at people bundled against the cold, I noticed that many of the white students appeared to need the prompts to sing, particularly after the first verse. Most of the black students I saw needed no such help. They belted out the song from memory, some of them blinking back tears. In that cold, crisp moment of good intentions, a single song illuminated the difference between people who need reminding and those who never have the luxury to forget.

• Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist and an essayist for Parade magazine. She is the author of two books, including “...and His Lovely Wife,” which chronicled the successful race of her husband, Sherrod Brown, for the U.S. Senate.

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On Thursday and again today, a 28-member committee will meet at a Chicago hotel to interview candidates for the next president at Northern Illinois University. The timing is a bit awkward. On Wednesday, the NIU police station was the site of an all-day search by the FBI, state police, and investigators from the federal departments of Housing and Urban Development and Education. In reality, the timing For the record of the surprise search by federal agents was probably The institution needs fortuitous. someone who can bring For one, if the FBI has new ideas, new energy come to town, it probably and new leadership to won’t take them long to get NIU. It bears noting that to the bottom of whatever all of the scandals of the they’re looking for. past months have involved For another, it will drive the operational side of home the point to potential the university – the part presidents that NIU will not be a place they can take over overseen by Eddie Williams, who continues to serve as and let it run itself. executive vice president These past eight months have provided enough and chief of operations for examples of what happens finance and facilities. with things left to run themselves. Since July at NIU: • Two administrators resigned while under investigation for professional misconduct reportedly involving use of university property and employees for personal purposes; • Eight current – and still working – employees and one former administrator are facing felony charges in connection with the “coffee fund” investigation; • NIU Police Chief Don Grady was fired after the police department mishandled a rape investigation of a former officer. Grady claims he is being mistreated because he is black. All of that can be explained away, perhaps, by a determined mind. But how about this latest visit from the feds? What were they looking for they among the files and computers of NIU law-enforcers? Would HUD or the Department of Education be concerned with the Rifkin matter? We don’t know. No one’s been arrested. These incidents are probably not the way that NIU President John Peters would like to see his tenure end, but the timing is ideal for the university to have a new leader. The institution needs someone who can bring new ideas, new energy and new leadership to NIU. It bears noting that all of the scandals of the past months have involved the operational side of the university – the part overseen by Eddie Williams, who continues to serve as executive vice president and chief of operations for finance and facilities. Academically, NIU has a lot to offer in terms of a quality education. Operationally … there’s been a lot of high-profile departures and law enforcement activity. Whoever is selected as NIU’s next president must be willing and able to confront these problems head-on.


Pope plays larger role The pope is much more than the head of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the head of a city-state called Vatican City that actually issues passports and has a population count (about 800). That makes him a world leader. And even though he heads the smallest city-state on the planet, no world leader’s reach comes close to the pope’s. This is a position for which national boundaries mean little. His jurisdiction and followers are scattered all about the countries of the world. A papal visit can be a life-changing, even worldchanging event. Moreover, ours is a world starving for moral leadership, regardless of religion or denomination. What other leaders in peace, love and morality come quickly to mind? Indeed, many believe that John Paul II was one of the great world leaders of the 20th century. The Poland native’s gentle staff stood up to Eastern Bloc communism and fractured it in much the same way Moses’ own freed the Israelites. John Paul II was a decidedly difficult act to follow – and Pope Benedict XVI also was cast into the fire of a blazing pedophilia scandal. Benedict’s fatigue and his frustrations – even about a lack of privacy – were evident in his last public addresses before becoming the first pope in six centuries to walk away from the job. The leader of 1 billion Catholics, and the voice of conscience for many others, a pope carries the world on his shoulders. What a burden it must be for even the holiest among us. And that weight is usually added at an advanced age. ... The process to choose Benedict’s successor is shrouded in smoke – literally. But here’s hoping the next pope can be a shepherd of peace not only for his own flock but for a world awash in conflict, confusion and chaos. Catholics and non-Catholics alike could sure use a John Paul III. Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle

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SECTION B Friday, March 8, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Eberly repeats as Bowler of the Year DeKalb senior narrowly missed 4th state berth AP photo

Jordan applies for Florida marriage license WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Basketball legend Michael Jordan appears ready to get married again. The former NBA star and Charlotte Bobcats owner and his fiancée appeared at the main Palm Beach County courthouse Thursday morning to apply for a marriage license. That’s according to Kathy Burstein, a spokeswoman for the clerk’s office. Jordan got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, in December 2011. They have until May 9 to use their marriage license. It will be the second marriage for Jordan. He married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they divorced in 2006. They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine. – Wire report

By ROSS JACOBSON For Jessica Eberly, this year’s bowling season ended a week early. The DeKalb senior had made it a spring tradition of advancing to the state meet, qualifying each of her first three years in high school. However, this year Eberly came up 24 pins short, finishing two spots back of an individual berth at state. Kyle Bursaw – “It felt like it stopped all of DeKalb senior Jessica Eberly – the Girls Bowler of the Year – missed out on a sudden because I was used qualifying for her fourth straight state tournament berth by 24 pins this sea- to having to go back another son. Eberly was the top area bowler in the sectional meet, recording a six- week,” Eberly said. “And then game total of 1,179. She also led DeKalb to a fifth-place finish in the sectional. it was like, ‘Well, you’re done.’ ”

Eberly had been in the top two throughout the morning rounds of the Schaumburg Sectional, but fell out of contention in the final game of the six-game series. “I was just frustrated,” Eberly said. “But at the same time, it was something to learn from.” Eberly was the top area bowler in the sectional meet, recording a six-game total of 1,179. She also led DeKalb to a fifth-place finish in the sectional in the team standings.

All-Area girls bowling team Jessica Eberly DeKalb, senior Brittany Hearn Sycamore, junior Dani Pivonka Sycamore, senior Kodilee Underwood DeKalb, senior Kayla Webb Sycamore, senior

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8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at Colorado, 8 p.m., CSN+ The Hawks look keep the streak going against the Avs, who they defeated, 3-2, Wednesday night at the United Center. Also on TV... Pro basketball Utah at Bulls, 7 p.m., CSN Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m., ESPN Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m., ESPN Men’s basketball Kent St. at Akron, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Golf PGA Tour-WGC, Cadillac Championship, second round, 1 p.m., TGC Baseball WBC, first round, Canada vs. Italy, 1:30 p.m., MLB WBC, first round, Spain vs. Puerto Rico, 4:30 p.m., MLB WBC, first round, Mexico vs. United States, 8 p.m., MLB Women’s basketball Big Ten tourney, quarterfinal, Nebraska vs. Iowa, 11:30 a.m., BTN Big Ten tourney, quarterfinal, Purdue vs. Wisconsin, 1:55 p.m., BTN Big Ten tourney, quarterfinal, Penn St. vs. Ohio St., 6 p.m., BTN Big Ten tourney, quarterfinal, Michigan State vs. MichiganIndiana winner, 9:25 p.m., BTN Boxing Junior welterweights, Victor Cayo (31-3-0) vs. Emmanuel Taylor (16-1-0), 8 p.m., ESPN2 Junior middleweights, Hugo Centeno (17-0-0) vs. Keandrae Leatherwood (12-1-1), 10 p.m., SHOW Men’s hockey Maine at New Hampshire, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Cycling Paris-Nice, Stage 5, Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Montagne de Lure, France, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN (same-day tape)

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Sycamore’s David Compher (3), Curtis Buzzard (2) and Scott Nelson leave the court after losing to St. Francis, 48-38, in a Class 4A Freeport Sectional semifinal Thursday in Freeport.

Sycamore’s run halted Scoreboard Wednesday’s semifinal Rockford Lutheran ......57 Woodstock.................. 46 Thursday’s semifinal St. Francis.....................48 Sycamore ..................... 38 Today’s championship Rockford Lutheran vs. St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.

• Winner advances to the DeKalb Super-Sectional

Mottet, Nelson lead Spartans with 8 points each in losing effort By STEVE NITZ FREEPORT – Sycamore’s boys basketball team was right there. Sycamore traded baskets with St. Francis for two quarters and a good amount of change in Thursday’s Class 3A Freeport Regional semifinal. But suddenly, St. Francis

the end of the third quarter on its way to a 48-38 win. St. Francis (21-7) ended the More online third on a 9-0 spurt and led, 3727, when the period ended. AfFor all your prep sports coverage ter that, there was only so much – stories, features, scores, photos, Sycamore could do. videos, blogs and more – log on to “We just miscommunicated on some screens and they got some open looks,” Sycamore went on the game’s first real coach Andrew Stacy said. “When run, hitting a few big baskets at they got those open looks they

made shots, and we didn’t do a good enough job offensively to get the ball inside like we wanted to.” The dagger for St. Francis was a 3-pointer by Tim Zettinger that went in as the third-quarter buzzer sounded. The 3 gave St. Francis the game’s first doubledigit lead.

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Jefferson hoping for just one more opportunity By STEVE NITZ After Northern Illinois’ 31-10 loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl, senior Nabal Jefferson’s plans were up in the air. The former Huskies defensive tackle will graduate from NIU in May with a degree in accountancy and was planning on attending graduate school in DeKalb this fall. Not too long after the Huskies’ 2012 season ended, Jefferson put in a call to his old college teammate, Alex Kube, who trains football players at Elite 7 Inc. in Barrington. Jefferson wanted to try to get into an NFL camp, but wasn’t able to hook on with an agent. However, he was able to pick the former NIU linebacker’s brain. “I was just wondering what he thought I should do, as far as if I should train, how I should train, where I should train,” Jef-

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ferson said. “I knew that he had his own business that he’s running now, he suggested that to me and it just kind of took off from there. It was almost the perfect thing that could happen to me.” This afternoon, Jefferson will take part in NIU’s pro day, which will be at the Yordon Center and DeKalb Recreation Center. Jefferson hopes to impress scouts, Photo courtesy of the NIU athletic department pick up representation and hook on with Former Northern Illinois defensive lineman Nabal Jefferson will take part in pro a team as a free agent after April’s NFL day workouts for NFL scouts with a number of former teammates from NIU’s 2012 draft.

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senior class, such as defensive ends Sean Progar and Alan Baxter, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and receiver Martel Moore.


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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE SATURDAY Boys Track DeKalb vs. Rochelle, Belvidere at DeKalb Indoor Invite, 9 a.m. Girls Track Sycamore, Kaneland at Byron Indoor Preview, 8:30 a.m. DeKalb at Sterling First Chance Meet, 9 a.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Blackhawks’ Sharp to miss game at Colorado CHICAGO – The Blackhawks said injured forward Patrick Sharp will miss today’s game at Colorado. Sharp left Wednesday’s 3-2 home win over the Avalanche with what looked like a shoulder injury after being checked along the boards by Colorado’s Ryan O’Byrne. Coach Joel Quenneville said afterward Sharp might miss some time. The Hawks also said Marian Hossa was traveling with the team after being scratched from Wednesday’s game with an upper body injury, as was Andrew Shaw after taking an elbow to the chin from Paul Stastny. Michael Frolik (illness) was expected to meet the team in Denver before today’s game. The Hawks also recalled forward Brandon Bollig from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Lawyer: Jordan is child’s father, not woman’s ex ATLANTA – A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son is attacking the basketball hall of famer’s allegation that her exhusband has been established as the boy’s dad. Pamela Smith last month sued Jordan and asked that he take a paternity test and pay child support. Jordan has said he’s not the father and filed motion to have her lawsuit dismissed. A lawyer for Jordan said in a court filing last week that Smith’s divorce filings established her ex-husband as the teen’s father. The response also accused Smith of trying to get child support from more than one person. Smith’s lawyer, Randy Kessler, says the ex-husband hasn’t paid child support and hasn’t been involved in the teen’s life. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

Akron suspends Abreu after arrest AKRON, Ohio – Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended Thursday after he was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking of marijuana. A team spokesman said the indefinite suspension is pending the outcome of a police investigation. In an emailed statement, the spokesman said the university is gathering information and questions about the investigation should be directed to the Akron Police Department. With Abreu directing the offense, the Zips (24-5, 14-1) put together a 19-game winning streak on its way to its second consecutive Mid-American Conference title. The 5-foot-10 junior is averaging 10.3 points and six assists a game, second in the league behind Ohio’s D.J. Cooper.

Brewers GM Melvin stung by scorpion PHOENIX – Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is back at spring training after a scorpion sting landed him in the hospital. Melvin said he thought he saw a bug scurrying across the floor of his condominium Wednesday night and bent down to pick it up with a tissue. It turned out to be a scorpion and he got stung. Melvin said Thursday that he spent three hours at a hospital. He says he suffered a “little tingling and shock and discomfort” in his left arm, but now describes it as no big deal. – Wire reports

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Konerko hits 2 HRs in Sox’s win The ASSOCIATED PRESS MESA, Ariz. – One spot over in the clubhouse at HoHoKam Stadium means everything to Cubs catcher Welington Castillo. This year the 25-year-old is stationed in the outer most locker among the catcher’s section of veterans and prospects. It’s the same spot Geovany Soto occupied for several years as the Cubs’ No. 1 catcher. It is Castillo’s spot now and he isn’t taking that designation lightly. “It means a lot, but I am the kind of person that even though I have a job, I am not going to be comfortable,” Castillo said before Thursday’s 8-3 loss to the White Sox. “I am going to play hard until I get the best out of me.” More than anything, he wants to stay healthy after several stints to the disabled list in recent years. He looked good against the Sox despite going 0 for 3 at the plate as the 10,647 fans at HoHoKam oohed and aahed when Castillo made a behind-the-back catch near the

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Sox’s dugout on Jared Mitchell’s pop foul in the fifth inning. Cubs manager Dale Sveum foresees Castillo, who took over the catching duties in the second half after Soto was traded to the Rangers on July 31, breaking the century mark in his first full year. “You’d like to see Welington start out his first year playing every day, catch right around 100 to 110 games,” Sveum said. “But that’s subject to change depending on his own production and how things are going.” Against the Sox, Castillo had a chance to catch right-handed starter Carlos Villanueva, who for one of the few times in his career knows he has a spot on the roster before the last week of camp. The assurance lets him work on things a little more rather than competing. In his third

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outing of the spring, he totaled four innings while allowing six hits, two earned runs with no walks and three strikeouts. “I had a very good bullpen [in between outings] and it carried over until today,” Villanueva said. “I’m still struggling a little bit with my command. You take the hits. The home run Konerko hit (in the fourth inning) was a real surprise to me. I threw it exactly where I wanted, right there on his hands.” Sveum sees his veteran rounding into shape. “He was sharper than he has been before,” he said. “Other than [the Konerko home run] he had a really good breaking ball and command of all of his off-speed stuff.” The Konerko home run started an avalanche of hits as Adam Dunn hit a two-run shot in the fifth after Jeff Keppinger doubled, and Konerko followed

with his second for back-toback shots. Sox starter Jose Quintana had a good start as he helped limit the Cubs to six hits. The righthander went 32⁄3 innings as he allowed two hits and one earned run on a Nate Schierholtz’ firstinning RBI triple, with one walk and four strikeouts. “I am trying to stay consistent and trying to prepare myself for the season,” Quintana said through an interpreter. “I basically did the same thing as last start (three perfect innings against Cincinnati on March 2).” Notes: Cubs right-hander Scott Baker (coming off Tommy John surgery) threw a two-inning simulated game Thursday. His next step will be an appearance in a minor league game before making his Cactus League debut around March 17. ... Cubs infielder Brent Lillibridge has been out since Feb. 27 with a groin injury and is expected back either Monday or Wednesday as is shortstop Starlin Castro (leg). ... The Sox and left-handed starting pitcher Chris Sale agreed to a 5-year contract worth $32.5 million with two club options.


Sox roll dice with Sale deal

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 38 23 .623 Bulls 34 27 .557 Milwaukee 30 29 .508 Detroit 23 40 .365 Cleveland 21 40 .344 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 37 22 .627 Brooklyn 35 26 .574 Boston 33 27 .550 Toronto 24 38 .387 Philadelphia 23 37 .383 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 45 14 .763 Atlanta 34 26 .567 Washington 19 40 .322 Orlando 17 45 .274 Charlotte 13 48 .213

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 48 14 .774 Memphis 40 19 .678 Houston 33 29 .532 Dallas 27 33 .450 New Orleans 21 41 .339 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 45 16 .738 Denver 40 22 .645 Utah 32 29 .525 Portland 28 32 .467 Minnesota 21 37 .362 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 44 19 .698 Golden State 35 27 .565 L.A. Lakers 31 31 .500 Phoenix 21 40 .344 Sacramento 21 42 .333

GB — 6½ 15 20 27 GB — 5½ 13 16½ 22½ GB — 8½ 12½ 22 23

Thursday’s Results Oklahoma City 95, New York 94 L.A. Clippers at Denver (n) Today’s Games Utah at Bulls, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. Memphis at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Results San Antonio 101, Bulls 83 Cleveland 104, Utah 101 Brooklyn 99, Charlotte 78 Boston 83, Indiana 81 Atlanta 107, Philadelphia 96 New York 87, Detroit 77 Miami 97, Orlando 96 Memphis 91, Portland 85 Minnesota 87, Washington 82 L.A. Lakers 108, New Orleans 102 Dallas 112, Houston 108 Toronto 98, Phoenix 71 Golden State 87, Sacramento 83 L.A. Clippers 117, Milwaukee 101


WESTERN CONFERENCE White Sox pitcher Chris Sale’s wicked arm motion has many in the baseball world nervously waiting for the left-hander to suffer a debilitating injury. But it hasn’t scared off the organization that drafted him four years ago. Instead, the Sox rewarded Sale after his impressive first season in the rotation. Sale agreed to a fiveyear, $32.5 million contract extension with the Sox on Thursday, a deal potentially worth $60 million. With a premium on starting pitching, the Sox wisely locked up Sale before he potentially becomes more expensive. In comparison, Seattle signed 26-year-old right-hander Felix Hernandez to a sevenChris Sale year, $175 million contract in the offseason. Hernandez finished in the top four of American League Cy Young Award voting three of the past four seasons, which included winning the award in 2010. The hope is that Sale can turn into a perennial Cy Young contender and deliver 15-plus wins a season. But the Sox are taking a risk that Sale, who pitched a career-high 192 innings last season, can stay healthy. Sale’s delivery has drawn concerns about his ability to avoid a major arm injury. That fear was amplified last season when the Sox temporarily pulled him out of the starting rotation because of elbow soreness. Ultimately, he was allowed to return to his starting role after a clean MRI and some lobbying by Sale. He finished the season with a club-best 17-8 record and posted a 3.05 ERA, best among Sox starting pitchers. For Sale, the new deal provides financial security. The Sox expect Sale’s contract to pay off in the future and aren’t worried a devastating injury will turn the contract into a burden. “Are you going to stand on the sidelines and go year-to-year, which insulates you against that injury risk, or are you going to be a little more aggressive and (that) allows you the possibility of controlling premium guys beyond just their arbitration?” general manager Rick Hahn told reporters in Arizona. “For us, we decided in this instance we’d much rather bear the potential risk of injury going forward than the risk of him being done in a White Sox uniform in four years.” Sale, who turns 24 on March 30, will earn $850,000 in 2013, $3.5 million in 2014, $6 million in 2015, $9.15 million in 2016 and $12 million in 2017. The Sox hold options for 2018 ($12.5 million) and 2019 ($13.5 million). Should either option be declined, Sale will receive a $1 million buyout. He initially was scheduled to make $600,000 this season after finishing sixth in the AL Cy Young Award voting during an All-Star season in 2012.

Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 24 21 0 3 45 Detroit 24 12 8 4 28 St. Louis 23 12 9 2 26 Nashville 23 9 9 5 23 Columbus 24 8 12 4 20 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 23 11 6 6 28 Minnesota 22 11 9 2 24 Calgary 21 9 8 4 22 Edmonton 23 8 10 5 21 Colorado 22 8 10 4 20 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 22 16 3 3 35 Los Angeles 21 12 7 2 26 San Jose 22 11 7 4 26 Phoenix 24 11 10 3 25 Dallas 22 11 9 2 24 AP photo

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra (second from left) talks to Mario Chalmers (from left to right), Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James during overtime of their game against the Kings on Feb. 26 in Miami. The Heat won, 141-129, in double overtime.


At 16 wins, Heat still unimpressed Miami can clinch playoff spot with a win over 76ers tonight By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MIAMI – LeBron James drove to the rim and scored on Miami’s final play, winning a game in memorable fashion and preserving the Heat’s winning streak that has lasted for five weeks. Still, the Heat are not impressed by, well, themselves these days. For Miami, 16 playoff wins are the goal – not a 16game winning streak during the regular season. To the Heat, the regular season is an 82-game tuneup for the challenges that await in April, May and they hope, June – when they’ll try to win the 16 postseason games needed to successfully defend their NBA championship. And that’s why even buzzer-beating wins aren’t sending the Heat locker room into a celebratory frenzy right now. “We’re enjoying it,” Heat forward Shane Battier said, “but we have bigger goals.” James scored with 3.2 seconds left Wednesday night, lifting Miami to a 97-96 win over the Orlando Magic. Miami’s 16th straight victory gave the Heat a 7½-game lead over

the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings, an 11½-game cushion over the Atlanta Hawks in the Southeast Division and put the reigning champions in line to clinch their playoff spot tonight – in only the 60th game of the season. Miami plays at home against Philadelphia tonight, and a win would match the 12th-longest winning streak in NBA history. No, the Heat don’t care much about that, either. “It really doesn’t affect us,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “In a sense, we want to win, and we want to win every game we play. The day it comes where our streak gets broken we move on to the next game. Obviously, it is great, when you look back at it one day and say, ‘Oh, we won that many games in a row.’ But right now, we are just playing.” Not just playing – playing better than any team in Heat history, at least statistically. The previous franchise record for a winning streak was 14 games. During this 16-game run, there have been blowouts, double-overtime thrillers and now buzzer-beating victories. Miami

has outscored opponents by an average of 11.5 points a game during the streak, and James and Wade have been nothing short of brilliant throughout the run. By the numbers, since Feb. 3: • James is averaging 28.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists on 61 percent shooting. • Wade is averaging 24.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists, with a NBA-leading plus-minus ratio of 203 along the way as well. “I haven’t brought it up,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, when asked about the streak. “What we’re trying to do is get better.” If someone knows that long winning streaks during the season mean little when the stakes are highest, it’s Battier. At Duke, he was on a team that won 32 straight games in one season, and with the Houston Rockets he was part of an epic 22-game winning streak in 2008. Neither the Blue Devils nor the Rockets won championships in those years. “It’s hard to win one game in this league, which people don’t realize,” Battier said. “The amount of preparation, the amount of time you have to study your opponent. Even for the most talented team, so much has to go right for you to win one game.”

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 24 16 8 0 32 86 71 New Jersey 24 11 8 5 27 59 67 N.Y. Rangers 22 12 8 2 26 57 54 N.Y. Islanders 24 10 11 3 23 71 80 Philadelphia 25 11 13 1 23 72 77 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 24 15 5 4 34 75 61 Boston 21 15 3 3 33 64 48 Toronto 25 15 10 0 30 75 65 Ottawa 24 12 8 4 28 56 49 Buffalo 25 9 13 3 21 65 80 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 23 13 9 1 27 69 66 Winnipeg 23 11 11 1 23 58 69 Tampa Bay 24 10 13 1 21 82 75 Washington 22 10 11 1 21 66 63 Florida 24 7 12 5 19 60 90 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Thursday’s Results New Jersey 3, Buffalo 2 (SO) Boston 4, Toronto 2 N.Y. Rangers 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 (OT) Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4 Washington 7, Florida 1 Montreal 4, Carolina 2 Columbus 2, Vancouver 1 (OT) Winnipeg 2, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 3, Edmonton 0 St. Louis 6, Phoenix 3 Dallas at Los Angeles (n) Today’s Games Blackhawks at Colorado, 8 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Nashville, 7 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Results Blackhawks 3, Colorado 2 Toronto 5, Ottawa 4 Calgary 4, San Jose 1 Anaheim 2, Phoenix 0

MLB SPRING TRAINING Thursday’s Results White Sox 8, Cubs 3 St. Louis 7, N.Y. Yankees 6 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Minnesota (ss) 10, Philadelphia 6 Houston 4, Washington 2 Boston 12, Minnesota (ss) 5 Baltimore 11, Toronto 10 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 1 L.A. Angels 12, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 11, Texas 11, tie Oakland 7, Seattle (ss) 3 Milwaukee 4, Arizona 3 Cleveland 6, San Francisco 4 Seattle (ss) 12, Kansas City 2 Detroit 9, Atlanta 2 Today’s Games San Diego vs. White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Cubs vs. Cincinnati (ss), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Houston, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Miami, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Atlanta (ss), 12:05 p.m. Dodgers (ss) vs. San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Angels, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Kansas City (ss), 2:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Texas vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Dodgers (ss), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Colorado, 8:10 p.m.


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No black and white for Gray brothers Stats, statures nearly identical for twins Kevin and Keith By STEVE NITZ

Next DeKALB – It took about a year before Northern Illinois men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery was able to tell Kevin and Keith Gray apart. It definitely is understandable, as the twin NIU sophomore forwards stand at 6-foot-8 and both are listed at 225 pounds. Now in his second season in DeKalb, Montgomery has figured out some small differences between the two, but it still can be a challenge – especially when both have the same haircut. “I can tell them apart from their facial structure, as long as I’m seeing the front of their face,” Montgomery said. “But from behind, if they don’t have a number on, it’s hard to tell.” Even if Montgomery has

at Ball State, 1 p.m. Saturday, AM- 1360, 98.9-FM times when he can’t tell the difference and gets them mixed up, the Gray brothers certainly understand. “We just answer by ‘Yes, coach,’ ” Kevin Gray said. “Just go along with it.” Keith Gray remembers when he and his brother were about 6 years old, playing against each other at their home. Growing up in Englewood on Chicago’s south side, Kevin Gray remembers watching Derrick Rose play at a park in the neighborhood. The Gray twins began playing organized basketball on the same team in gram-

tournament as seniors in 2011. Over the years, both have gotten used to each other on the court. Kevin admits Keith shoots better than he does, but Kevin’s more aggressive on the inside. By now, the brothers have figured out the other one’s game. “He knows what I’m going to do; I know what he’s going to do,” Keith said. “He knows where I’m going to be; I know where he’s going to be at.” Keith Gray remembers when he and his brother started getting collegiate looks in their sophomore seasons. By the time the two were seniors, they decided they were going to be a package deal. However, only a handful of schools wanted both. One was NIU, as Huskies assistant Todd Kyle Bursaw – Northern Illinois’ twin brothers Kevin (left) and Keith Gray, both 6-foot- Townsend had recruited both 8, 225-pound sophomore forwards, each are averaging just more than when Ricardo Patton still had the head coaching job. 4 points a game this season. Townsend stayed on staff the Eagles to a third-place fin- when Montgomery was hired, mar school, and both were ish at the IHSA Class 3A state and the Grays decided to stay four-year varsity players at close to home and come to Brooks High School, leading



Woods tied for lead at Doral as McIlroy struggles

Jessica Eberly DeKalb, senior Eberly was the top area bowler in the sectional meet, recording a six-game series of 1,179, only 24 pins short of qualifying for state. She also was ninth in the conference meet.

Brittany Hearn Sycamore, junior Hearn was clutch for the Spartans in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet, bowling a 234 in the final game and finishing 13th individually to help Sycamore to the title.

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press

Dani Pivonka Sycamore, senior Pivonka was Sycamore’s top bowler in the conference meet, finishing fifth with a 1,194.

Kodilee Underwood DeKalb, senior Underwood was DeKalb’s top finisher in the NI Big 12 meet, finishing sixth with a 1,169.

Kayla Webb Sycamore, senior Webb battled back from an early season injury to help Sycamore win the conference crown. She finished 11th in the conference with a six-game series of 1,113. – Ross Jacobson,

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Sycamore’s Scott Nelson (left) and St. Francis’ Kevin McShea go after a rebound under Sycamore’s basket in the first quarter of a Class 3A Freeport Sectional semifinal Thursday night in Freeport. Sycamore lost, 48-38.

Stacy: ‘I’m proud to be their coach’ • SPARTANS Continued from page B1

Eberly to compete in national event • EBERLY Continued from page B1 For Eberly’s accomplishments this season, she has been named the Daily Chronicle Girls Bowler of the Year. Eberly also won the award as a junior in 2012 when she finished 34th in the state tournament. It was a different year for Eberly from the start as the senior assumed more of a leadership role. Along with co-captain Kodilee Underwood, Eberly helped lead a team that was younger and more inexperienced than in previous seasons. “I got flyers made up to hang up in school because we were low on girls and it was hard to find people to come back,” Eberly said. “It was a role we were all comfortable in. It was a great experience being able to help manage the team a little bit.” Although her high school career ended sooner than she had hoped, Eberly didn’t take long to make it back to the bowling alley. She’s continued to train after qualifying for a national competition in Detroit. Eberly also said she has been in contact with coaches at the University of Nebraska, hoping to continue bowling in college. It wasn’t necessarily the ending she wanted to her senior season, but Eberly said she had no regrets about her four years at DeKalb. “It was a great experience. I made a lot of new friends ... and it was an awesome time,” Eberly said. “I became a better bowler for myself and I think a little bit of a better leader. It’s something that I’m proud to be a part of.”

DeKalb. This season, Kevin Gray is averaging 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds a game. Keith averages 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds. One thing Montgomery sees in both is upside, with their size and length. He saw the same thing when the twins got to NIU, and expects it to materialize in their junior and senior seasons. Over the summer, Montgomery said Keith and Kevin are planning to stay on campus, utilizing the weight room and putting on bulk, something the coach said will help their games the next two years. “I think both players can be double-figure scorers. They’ve reached doubles a few times in their career. They’re always going to be leading rebounders because they have a nose for the ball, and they don’t mind seeking contact,” Montgomery said. “They have some good basketball left in them. It’s going to pay dividends

“That hurt because we were down I think seven, and with that it took us to a double-digit deficit, so that was tough. If we would have been down seven it might have been a different story,” Sycamore junior forward Ben Niemann said. “It just kind of deflated us a little bit.” With the loss, Sycamore ends its season at 19-11. Devin Mottet and Scott Nelson each led the Spartans with eight points in the contest. David Compher added seven and Jake Winters finished with five. Despite the loss, the 201213 season showed how far the Sycamore boys basketball program has come in two years. Coming out of the locker room, the Spartans were noticeably dejected, but Niemann mentioned how Sycamore still reached two of the goals – the school’s first regional title since 2004 and a sweep over rival DeKalb.

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Sycamore’s Ben Niemann puts up a shot in the second quarter of Thursday’s game against St. Francis. To Niemann, there’s a lot to look forward to in Sycamore. “I had a lot of fun, we had a really good group of guys. We just enjoyed each other,” he said. “Like I said, a great group. … It was a great year. Hopefully, next year we can do bigger and better things. We had a great group of seniors who did a good job leading our program and everything. They’re definitely going to be missed.”

In Stacy’s second season, he coached a team that he said worked hard throughout the calendar and did a lot of good things. “I’m proud of our guys. They played so hard all season long,” Stacy said. “To accomplish what they’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time, I just can’t ask anymore of these guys. They did a great job all season long. I’m just proud to be their coach.”

DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods was on his game, and so were most of the world best golfers Thursday in the Cadillac Championship. Except for the world’s No. 1 player. Woods made nine birdies on the Blue Monster at Doral for a 6-under-par 66 that put him in a five-way tie for the lead with Masters champion Bubba Watson, former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia and Freddie Jacobson. This World Golf Championship lived up to its name with Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Hunter Mahan among those one shot behind. But it was another rough day for Rory McIlroy. He hit only three fairways and made six bogeys that kept him at par or worse on a perfect day for scoring. Despite making a 15-foot eagle putt on the par-5 first hole, and lacing a 5-iron over the water for another eagle attempt on the par-5 eighth that narrowly missed, the best he could manage was a 73. McIlroy has yet to break par this year. “It was a bit of a struggle, to be honest,” McIlroy said to Sky Sports. “Hit some good shots. Hit some not-so-good shots. As I’ve been saying all week, this is a work in progress and I’m working at it and I’m staying patient.” He declined to speak to reporters, grabbing a quick lunch and smiling at screaming fans who wanted his autograph as he headed to the practice range. McIlroy played alongside Woods and Luke Donald – Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in the world – and while this essentially is a home game for Woods having won three times at Doral, the occasional shouts of “You’re the real No. 1, Tiger” rang true. Coming off a pedestrian performance a week ago in

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Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallerty after a par putt on the 10th hole during the first round play at the Cadillac Championship on Thursday in Doral, Fla. the Honda Classic, Woods looked sharp in most aspects of his game, except for a few lapses with his chipping. He wasted two early birdies with a three-putt bogey on the 13th hole and a delicate flop shot that he flubbed on the 14th, leading to another bogey. His chip up the slope on the third didn’t reach the green for another bogey. That’s all that was wrong. He holed two long birdie putts, including a sliding, slippery putt from about 40 feet on the par-3 fourth hole, and missed four reasonable chances inside 15 feet. His final birdie was on the par-5 eighth, when he had to lay up from a fairway bunker and hit a wedge that stopped 2 feet from the hole. “It was certainly a day that could have been a little lower,” said Woods, who was selected for random drug testing after his round. Just about everyone could say that in these conditions. Garcia and McDowell were in the same group. Not only did they have bogey-free rounds, both birdied the same four holes. Jacobson made two eagles in a span of three holes, both times hitting a 5-wood onto the green to just more than 12 feet.

Jefferson seeks out advice from former teammate Alex Kube • JEFFERSON Continued from page B1 Jefferson will take part in workouts with a number of former teammates from NIU’s 2012 senior class, such as defensive ends Sean Progar and Alan Baxter, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and receiver Martel Moore. While working out Jefferson, Kube, who signed with the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush on Monday, has had him work on basic combine events – the 40-yard dash, shuttle run and broad jump – as well as other various football drills.

Kube said Jefferson’s progress since the two started – about a week or two after the Orange Bowl – has been “night and day.” Kube also had the chance to play on the same defense as Jefferson for two years, so he knew what the Chicago native could do. Jefferson was listed Nabal Jefferson at 6 feet, 287 pounds on NIU’s website, but said he’s up to 295, and also is a lot quicker and more flexible. Kube has taken part in two NIU pro days. He worked out in 2011 after his

senior season and, after not getting picked up by an NFL team, worked out in 2012 as well. He parlayed the second pro day into a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings, although he never was invited to training camp. He hopes his opportunity with the Rush can get him into the NFL. Kube has given Jefferson loads of advice, but said it all is up to him moving forward. “I just tried to overall prepare him physically and mentally, exactly how it’s going to happen and what it’s going to be,” Kube said. “After doing it for two years I think I was able to give him every bit of advice. Really, come

Friday, it’s on him. He’s done all the work he’s supposed to. He’s ate right, he’s supplemented right. Everything you can ask, treatment, everything.” Jefferson remembers former NIU coach Jerry Kill giving him an opportunity coming out of Marist High School, and hopes to get another one in the pros. “It’s the same thing as coming here. I was fortunate to have someone that gave me a chance to play. Came here and had a great four years,” Jefferson said. “I’m just hoping to have the same thing, have someone give me a chance, and give it all that I have.”


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Players’ association gives OK to realignment confirmed to us today that it has consented to a revised plan for realignment, effective for the 2013-14 season,” NEW YORK – The NHL moved a NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly step closer to realignment Thursday said in a statement. “Our next step as the players’ association approved will be to bring the proposed plan for a proposed plan that is set to go into realignment to the NHL board of governors for its consideration.” effect next season. Fehr signed off on the plan after Now that the league has gotten the go-ahead from union chief Donald discussions with the union’s execuFehr, the NHL will only need to get tive board and said the realignment approval from team owners to put it issue will be “re-evaluated following the 2014-15 season.” in place. No official details of the changes “The NHL Players’ Association


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have been released by the NHL, but it widely is believed that teams such as Detroit and Columbus will be put into more travel-friendly divisions in the Eastern time zone, and the Winnipeg Jets – formerly the Atlanta Thrashers – will leave the Southeast Division for a spot in the Western Conference. Up until now, there has been an even split of teams with 15 in each conference. Under the new plan, the East will have 16 clubs in it – making playoff qualification a bit tougher.

The two divisions in the West will contain seven teams each. The East divisions both will contain eight. Each conference still will have eight teams in the playoffs but the setup will be slightly different. Instead of the current system, under which the top eight teams in each conference make the playoffs, the new plan will award spots to the top three teams in each division along with the next two teams with the best records as wild cards. The new Atlantic Division in the

East will be comprised of Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, New York’s Rangers and Islanders, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington. The Central Division will contain Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto. Out West, the new Midwest Division will feature the Blackhawks, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg. The Pacific Division will be made up of Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Vancouver.



Hamlin fined $25,000

From video to field, Norwegian man seeking NFL kicking gig By BERNIE WILSON The Associated Press

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press

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LAS VEGAS – A furious Denny Hamlin said he won’t pay the $25,000 fine leveled on him by NASCAR on Thursday after his criticism of the Gen-6 race car. The fine also leaves many of his fellow drivers wondering what they can say about their new cars without incurring NASCAR’s wrath. H a m l i n couldn’t understand why Denny Hamlin h e w a s a t the center of NASCAR’s latest tempest over its drivers’ media comments. He compared the new race car unfavorably to last year’s car, along with lamenting the overall quality of racing last week in Phoenix. Although Hamlin’s brief comments barely were noticed last weekend, NASCAR – clearly concerned about the Gen-6 car’s public perception – leveled a significant fine against him before Thursday’s open test of the new car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “Ultimately, I’m not OK with it,” Hamlin said outside his hauler after the morning test. “This is the most upset and angry I’ve been in a really, really long time about anything that relates to NASCAR.” Hamlin actually ran well Sunday in the second race for NASCAR’s new Gen-6 race car in Phoenix, finishing third in a fairly dull race that featured no passes for the lead in the final 189 laps of Carl Edwards’ victory.

United States pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during a training session Monday in preparation for the World Baseball Classic in Scottsdale. Ariz. The U.S. is scheduled to face Mexico in a first-round game tonight in Phoenix.


Dickey says WBC role a great privilege By BOB BAUM The Associated Press PHOENIX – Many bigname pitchers found reason to say no to the World Baseball Classic. R.A. Dickey was an automatic yes. The knuckleball master, winner of the NL Cy Young Award with the New York Mets last season now plying his unorthodox trade with Toronto, made it known before anyone asked him that he wished to play. Now he will start for the United States in its WBC opener tonight against Mexico, something he calls “one of the greater privileges of my athletic career.” At 38, Dickey is the oldest player on the U. S. roster. As such, he remembers being a part of the U.S. team at the 1996 Olympics and wants to atone for the disappointment of that bronze medal of 17 years ago. “So this is a chance to redeem that in a lot of ways,” he said. “So I was proactive in wanting to be a part of this team. When I thought it was a possibility, I texted Tony

Clark (of the MLB Players Association) and said, ‘If there’s a spot and Joe wants me, I would love to do it.’ ” Needless to say, manager Joe Torre wanted him. Dickey is one of three starting pitchers on the 28man U.S. roster competing in Group D in Arizona and by far the biggest name. San Francisco’s Ryan Vogelsong will start Saturday night against Italy, with Texas’ Derek Holland going against Canada on Sunday. After round robin play, the top two teams advance to the second round next week in Florida. There, a fourth starter, Washington’s Gio Gonzalez will join the fray. Under WBC rules, to keep pitchers on their normal spring training regimen, starters are limited to 65 pitches in the first round. With his knuckleball already in top form, Dickey figures that will be enough to make an impact against a Mexican lineup that surely has little experience against a knuckleball pitcher, let alone one with the proficiency that Dickey has developed.

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SAN DIEGO – Just call him “Kickalicious.” That’s what coaches with the Detroit Lions did after they couldn’t pronounce Havard Rugland’s name during a tryout this week. Rugland is the Norwegian Internet kicking sensation who hopes to parlay his incredible trick-shot video – which he called “Kickalicious” – into a dream job kicking for an NFL team. Next up for Rugland is a trip to Michael Husted’s pro kicking camp in Florida, where the goal is to be seen by more NFL teams. Rugland feels his tryout in Detroit went well, despite tweaking the hamstring in his powerful left leg. He’s refined his kicking motion while working with Husted in San Diego since having a tryout with the New York Jets in December. “I think the thing they liked most was my leg strength,” said Rugland, who is 6-foot2½ and 240 pounds. “That’s always good. Of course, you’re

always working on your consistency. That’s never 100 percent, so that’s what I’m working on.” While Rugland works to learn a sport he became familiar with only about two years ago by watching the Super Bowl on TV, NFL personnel are learning about Rugland. His first name is pronounced HO-var. “They tried to pronounce my name but just went with ‘Kickalicious,’ ” Rugland said. The video of the same name has amassed more than 2.5 million views since Rugland posted it in September. It shows the former soccer player kicking and punting a football through uprights from as far away as 60 yards, from straight on and also from incredible angles. He also kicks a ball to a friend on a boat on a lake, in a moving car, on a skateboard, on a railroad bridge, on a hill, on a bluff overlooking a beach and over trees. So he’s got the showmanship down. Now he’s trying to get a job kicking field goals and PATs in front of 70,000 fans on Sundays.

“I’m pretty optimistic,” he during an interview Thursday afternoon at La Jolla High, one of his practice sites. “I believe I’ve got a pretty good chance to get a contract. If not right away, I will get one because I really do think that I’m at least going to be good enough and I just have to be better than the people I’m competing with and make them believe in me and go with a guy without too much experience.” Husted and Rugland’s agent, Jill McBride Baxter, are optimistic, too. “He’s got great potential,” Husted said. “On the other side, you need more than that. You need connections and to have a little bit of luck on your side, I always tell people that there are kickers who were better than me who did not make it, and I was fortunate to have a nine-year NFL career.” Husted said the ideal situation would be for Rugland to be signed by a team and then have minicamps, training camp and exhibition games to see how he adjusts and acclimates to the NFL.


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The Rev. Dave Hedges leads a service at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sycamore on Wednesday.

Reading the

GOOD BOOK Sycamore pastor embarks on Bible challenge By JEFF ENGELHARDT


avid Hedges has a confession to make. He has never read the Bible cover to cover. The head pastor at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sycamore is working to change that, starting a program called the Bible Challenge that will lead him and his congregation on a 365-day journey through the entire Bible. “Even with my fancy seminary degree, I told the congregation I have never read the entire Bible,” Hedges said. “I am on this journey with them.” Hedges has learned from his past mistakes in attempting to read the entire Bible and hopes the

new format in the program will keep him and those participating on track and inspired. Hedges said when he tried in the past, he would sit down for an hour or two at a time and read chronologically. But he said that strategy is not enriching because it is impossible to reflect on the message when dozens of chapters are read in one sitting. He also said it could be difficult to maintain concentration during “dry” passages that have little application to modern life. “There is a lot about the Bible that is timeless and there is a lot that is timely so there are some dry parts,” Hedges said. “I’m not saying those parts are useless but you have to understand it is written in a cultural context in a world very different from ours.” To avoid those lulls, the Bible Challenge breaks reading sessions into daily 15- to 20-minute blocks with each assignment including a passage from the Old Testament, New Testament and Psalms. Hedges said reading the Bible in that format gives a more complete picture and shows how the New Testament built on the Old Testament. He also said by breaking readings into smaller sections, it gives people a chance to make scripture study a daily habit.

“It’s a much richer endeavor when it’s done on a daily basis,” Hedges said of reading the Bible. “There is really nothing that beats understanding the whole story.” The challenge may come as a surprise to some, he said, considering St. Peter’s is an Episcopal church. Unlike other Christian denominations, Hedges said Episcopalians do not take a literal translation of the Bible and instead view it as a book written by multiple people over different time periods for different reasons. But just because members do not take every word in the book literally does not mean the Bible is any less of a foundation for their faith, Hedges said. “I really hope this brings people closer to God and is spiritually rewarding,” he said. “It’s not just about learning something new. It’s about making the Bible part of your life and help people understand why we worship as we do.” The challenge has just started and Hedges said non-members are invited to participate and join the discussion. Hedges and the group of participants meet every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. before the late service to discuss the week’s readings.


Page C2 • Friday, March 8, 2013 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road 815-756-2131 Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. 815-758-3203 Pastors: Dan Wynard Worship schedule: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 10:10 a.m. adult Sunday forum; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday soup supper; 7 p.m. Wednesday worship Highlight of the week: Midweek Lenten Soup Supper and Worship will be held jointly with First Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent at First Lutheran. A Thomas Merton Book Study will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. 815-758-6557 Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Substance” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road 815-756-1963 Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road 815-756-1010 Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Fellowship Baptist 129 E. Locust St. 815-517-8111 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. 815-758-3973 Pastor: Bob Edwards The message: Part 6 of Moving Toward the Cross, “Rabbi, I Want To see,” with reading from Mark 10:46-52 Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Family Night begins with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; children’s ministry at 6:45 p.m.; and adult and youth Bible study at 6:45 p.m. First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Blessing Well Food and Clothing Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris The message: “Get Over Yourself” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St. 815-758-0643 Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; Cross Walk activities 10:20 a.m. Sunday and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; soup supper 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; confirmation from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday; 7 p.m. Wednesday Lenten worship Highlight of the week: This Sunday God’s blessing are asked on the new members that will be received during the service. First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “Sealing Up God,” with reading from Luke 23:35-43 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 9 a.m. youth Sunday school and 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Sept. to May; 10:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: UMW Circle 2 will host a Lenten luncheon at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor Brian Gilbert leads the program/discussion “Mosaic: When God Uses All the Pieces – Responsibilities.” Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. 815-756-5508 Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: Lenten Series continues Wednesday with worship services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The sermon, “Perfect Beauty,” is based on Isaiah 60:9. The high school group will host a chili and baked potato dinner at 5:15 p.m. prior to the service. A free-will offering will be accepted. Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road 815-756-7906 Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St. 815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school

St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432 Pastor: Kenneth Anderson The message: “Let us forgive one another and celebrate the unconditional and abundant love of God our Father.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday to Friday Highlight of the week: International Appeal envelopes for the Combined Appeals of the Universal Catholic Church can be returned in the Offertory collection. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Carlos Peña Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Pastor: Todd Peterson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon The message: “Intergenerational Service: The Rainbow Bridge – A Chumash Story” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Unitarian Universalist Ritual Meal Seder will be at 6 p.m. March 28. Recommended free-will donation of $10 per person. Children 5 and younger eat free, older children eat for $5. RSVP by March 22 to Terri or the church office. Leaders Terri Mann-Lamb at 815-761-4545 and Kelly Thornburg at 815-994-3331. United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish) Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road 815-756-6212 Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday) Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road 815-756-2905 Pastors: Blake Richter, Karen Kim The message: Guest Preacher Mary Shapley Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Lenten Soup Supper and Bible Study from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday

SYCAMORE Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Deacon: Charles Ridulph Worship schedule: This nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services: 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore; 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lincoln Manor, Rochelle; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Pine Acres,

DeKalb; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Pine Acres Alzheimer Unit, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial House, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Woods, DeKalb; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Grand Victorian, Sycamore; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road 815-895-9148 Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane 815-895-3320 Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. 815-895-2706 Pastor: Dennis Johnson The message: “I’ll Take the Older Brother, Please” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship FBC of Sycamore 530 W. State St. 815-895-3116 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. with signer for hearing impaired and 5 p.m. contemporary services Grace Life Church 420 W. State St. 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. 815-895-2277 Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: Noon Sunday Sacrament meeting; 1:20 p.m. Sunday school; 2:10 p.m. Priesthood, Relief Society Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road 815-895-5548 Interim Pastor: Rev. William L. Nagy The message: “Finding Our Job,” with reading from Mark 15:16-39 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the Week: Refreshments will be furnished by Pevonka’s.

Daily Chronicle / Global Missions Committee’s fundraiser. Wednesday’s Lenten Worship theme is “Prayer Around the Cross” with Soup supper at 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street 815-895-2577 Pastor: Dan Stovall Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Highlight of the week: Celebrate Daylight Savings Time with a soup luncheon following worship service Sunday. Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: Bill Landis, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road 815-824-2825 Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Maundy Thursday Seder dinner 6 to 8 p.m. March 28. Tickets: $5, free for children younger than 6. Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Easter Worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. 815-756-9088 Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. 815-784-5143 Pastor: Daniel F. Diss Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn The message: “The Lost Son” Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. 815-522-3886 Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate 815-824-2356 Interim Pastor: Chris Heller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. fellowship time

North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school

St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. blended service Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday

First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. 815-522-3546 Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school

St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “Less Grumbling, More Humbling.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 7 p.m. Wednesday Lenten worship Highlight of the week: Order Butter Braid Pastries to support

Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road 815-286-3885 Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. small group Bible study; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Lenten service Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Highlight of the week: Communion is served on the first and third Sundays. All are welcome to the table. Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St. 815-825-2118 Pastor: Judy Giese Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Be Loving” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. 815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “Fourth Sunday of Lent” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Stations of the Cross in English at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tuesday and March 19. “Shoes of Fisherman” movie at 7 p.m. today in Parish Hall. Knights of Columbus Rosary from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Monday. Open to the public. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. TuesdayFriday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “Missions, the Forgotten Topic” Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: The Rev. Dahnweih will discuss his experiences from his recent trip to West Africa in his sermon.

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Bishop’s colleague The Passion comes alive in drama to speak locally The next speaker featured in Bishop David J. Malloy’s Year of Faith Lecture Series is his former colleague from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Nancy E. Wisdo. Wisdo will speak Thursday on “The Church in the Modern World: the Promise and the Reality of Gaudium et Spes” at the Newman Catholic Student Center at Christ the Teacher Parish, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. The evening will begin with prayer led by Malloy at 6:30 p.m. Wisdo’s talk will begin at 7 p.m., followed by questions and refreshments. The lecture is free and open to the public, however, in keeping with the Year of Faith call to charity, donations of cleaning and laundry products for Catholic Charities families will be accepted as admission for those attending. Wisdo served as the associate general secretary of the USCCB from 2006 to 2011. She was named to that position while Malloy was the general secretary. Prior to that appointment, Wisdo was the director of the Office of Domestic Social Development at the USCCB. Wisdo, a native of Penn-

sylvania, has a long and distinguished career in the service of the church. She held several positions for the Diocese of Harrisburg prior to joining the staff of the Bishops’ Conference in 1985 as outreach coordinator in the Department of Social Development and World Peace. She has directed the Office of Domestic Social Development since 1991. Wisdo holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bloomsburg State University in Pennsylvania, from which she graduated cum laude. She pursued graduate studies in community psychology at Pennsylvania State University, and is a candidate for a Licentiate in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America. Wisdo was a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace from 1996 to 2001. Wisdo and all of the speakers in the Year of Faith Lecture Series were personally selected and invited by Bishop Malloy, who also serves as host for each lecture. Each lecture also will be available for viewing on the Rockford Diocese’s website at

8BRIEFS St. Peter’s to host rice and bean dinner St. Peter’s parish will host a rice and beans austerity dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 14 in Waterman Hall. The dinner is held to raise money and awareness for the work of Tanzania Development Support, a local NGO working in Musoma, a neglected corner of Tanzania, East Africa, and one of the poorest districts in one of the poorest countries of the world. Kurt Thurmaier will give a talk about the work in Tanzania and the current project of building a library that can serve the 800 girls and boys at the Nyegina Secondary School, their teachers, the other primary schools in the area, as well as the village leaders and families. The meal will be an example of a meal that for many East Africans is a luxury. A donation of the cost of a meal at your favorite restaurant is requested to assist this community with the resources to change their future. Saint Peter’s is located at 218 Somonauk St. in Sycamore. The church is accessible to the disabled. For more information, call the church office at 815-895-2227 or visit www.

Grace Life Church moving to the museum Grace Life Church is moving and will begin holding services at the Midwest Museum of Natural History on March 17. The Sunday service is at 10 a.m. and will be held in the lower level of the museum. For the past 2 1/2 years, Grace Life Church has been meeting at Sycamore State Street Theatre. Pastor Stephen Moll is very happy with the new location for the church. The museum is located in downtown Sycamore at 425 W. State St. Parking is available in the street or in the public lot

across the street. For more information, call the church at 815-757-3570 or visit

St. Catherine’s to hold dinner fundraiser St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Genoa will hold a drive-up dinner provided by Whitman’s Catering. The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the church’s rear parking lot, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa. Tickets are being sold by Knights of Columbus members in advance of the event. All proceeds to benefit Knights of Columbus Senior Scholarship Fund. For information, call Richard Stading at 847-987-1989.

‘Jesus in the Passover’ presented at E-Free What do the Jewish Passover and the Last Supper have in common? Mike Fountain of Light of Messiah Ministries in Atlanta, Ga., will answer that question as he presents “Jesus in the Passover” at E-Free Church, 150 Bethany Road, DeKalb, at 6:30 p.m. March 26. The “Jesus in the Passover” experience will bring to life the Jewish roots of faith in Jesus as well as the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Fountain will have a Passover table set up with all of the traditional elements involved in the Passover meal. During the presentation, attendees will see how Jewish people celebrate Passover today, how the symbolic foods of Passover picture God’s redemption, and how Jesus is foreshadowed in the Passover celebration and story. This is an event for the whole family and also will involve sharing a meal together. Attendees will need a ticket to attend the event. To reserve tickets or for more information, call the church office at 815-756-8729.

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Actor Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions will bring his unique one-man performance of “The Passion According to Saint Luke” to Northern Illinois University. The event will be held at 7 p.m. March 16 in the Sandburg Auditorium at the Holmes Student Center. The public is invited to experience this professional production, a perfect meditation for the Lenten and Easter seasons during this Year of Faith. Unlike other pageant-style productions or films on Christ’s Passion, where realism is the goal, Defilippis’ performance relies on the power of the Word of God to penetrate the heart of each individual audience member. The script is taken word-for-word from the Gospel According to Saint Luke, and is enhanced by a beautiful set, lights and original musical score. The actor uses only a few simple props and a cape to recreate the compelling story of Christ’s triumphant entry

into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, his betrayal by Judas Iscariot, his anguished night in the Garden of Gethsemane, his agonizing death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. Defilippis believes the simplicity of the production enhances the experience. “Everyone has a personal image of Jesus in his mind. I felt that if I tried for realism, I would always fall short,” he said in a news release. “By merely suggesting the setting and characters surrounding these profound events, focus is directed towards an interior encounter with Jesus himself. My job is to get out of the way, so that the Holy Spirit can touch souls. It is a very humbling experience.” Defilippis is the founder and president of Saint Luke Productions, a company known for 32 years of traveling North America with one-man and onewoman plays on the lives of the Saints and the Gospels. He has assembled a professional production staff that has

branched out to create feature films, as well as television and radio programming. This one-hour presentation offers an opportunity to enter into the Easter mystery in a new and profound way. The production is being presented at many locations as a complement for the current Year of Faith, as declared by Pope Benedict VXI. “So often we struggle to focus on the reality of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus,” Defilippis said in the release. “We are so familiar with the story that we lose sight of the immensity of the miracle.” “The Passion According to Saint Luke” is suitable for all ages, and is sponsored by St. Mary Parish in DeKalb. Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and younger. For tickets and more information, contact the St. Mary Parish office at 815758-5432 or, or visit


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Jailed son struggles to cope with dad’s cancer Dear Abby: I am in a county jail for parole violation. I am an addict, which is why I’m in this not-so-welcoming environment. I accept full responsibility for being here because ultimately it was my actions that guaranteed me confinement in jail. I read your column every day and find hope within it. I have been struck with some not-so-good news while here. On a recent visit with my parents I learned my mother, who suffers from a variety of health problems, can no longer work. My father, who must work to cover the cost of her medical care, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. This is very difficult for me. My father is my absolute best friend. I have to be strong for my mother. I want to scream and cry and sometimes lash out, but my inner adult (I’m 26) tells me that

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips would be immature. I don’t feel like I have come to terms with my father’s illness. Although I know what is eventually to come, I have yet to feel any emotion, good or bad. I’m not sure if I’m blocking it or if I’m being the strong-willed adult I was raised to be by my father and best friend. I was never raised with the “men don’t cry” or “be strong for your mother” concept. Am I repressing my emotions? And if so, is there anything I can do to start dealing with this? – Just Another Inmate in Pennsylvania Dear Just: All people do not react to bad news in the same way – crying, screaming or lashing out. Some go numb

for a period of time, until they are ready to process their emotions. Part of your problem may be that because you’re incarcerated, you feel helpless. Not knowing whether psychological counseling is available for prisoners in your jail – or how effective it is if it’s offered at all – I’m recommending you discuss this with a chaplain. It would be a safe way to air some of the emotions you are struggling with. You have my sympathy. Dear Abby: I am the mother of a “yours, mine and ours” family. Between us, my husband and I have six children. I have been “Mom” for his three children since the oldest was 6. Fifteen years have passed, and I raised all of them as my own. Because the stress of such a large family has taken its toll at times, I have said I couldn’t wait until everyone was 18 and out of

the house. Three of the children are on their own now and three remain. The youngest is 14. I recently took my 18-year-old son to the Air Force recruiter to take his entrance test and as I watched him walk into the building, I started to cry. I realized I don’t really want them to go away. I have been a parent since I was 17, and now – at 40 – I’m having a hard time imagining life without them. I’m afraid of having only my husband to keep me occupied. There has never been a time without kids around. I’m afraid it’ll be like starting our relationship all over again, and he may not like what he sees. How can I get past the fear of not being needed or wanted anymore? – Almost Empty-Nested in Vermont

Dear Almost Empty-Nested: Instead of allowing fear or anxiety to drag you down,

look at the bright side. Your nest will be full for four more years – and if there is something about yourself that you see that YOU don’t like, there is plenty of time to do something about it. You are more than “just” a mother. Because your responsibilities as a parent have lightened, use the time to broaden your horizons and develop some mutual interests with your husband that you couldn’t before. Sometimes we can be our own harshest critics – so be a little kinder to yourself and consider what I have said. It is heartfelt.

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Writer’s cramp is minor, has no specific cause Dear Dr. K: These days I mostly type. But when I write, my hand cramps up within minutes. Is there anything I can do? Dear Reader: I do most of my “writing” on my computer, too. Whether I’m writing a column, updating a colleague or catching up with a friend, I’m more likely to reach for a keyboard than a pen. But, like you, on the occasions when I do write in longhand, my hand sometimes misbehaves. It doesn’t become painful – the handwriting just is less legible. (And, for most of my career, unlike in the case with some of my colleagues, you could read this doctor’s handwriting.) With writer’s cramp, the

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff muscles of your fingers, hand or forearm cramp or spasm during writing. Why does this happen? The precise reasons are uncertain, but it is possible that insufficient nerve signals from your hand into your spinal cord and brain lead to an inadequate “relaxation signal” from your brain to your hand. You may notice that the more you try to write, the worse the cramping gets. Your hand may even jerk involuntarily. That happens to me.

Most cases of writer’s cramp have no identifiable cause. But in rare cases, writer’s cramp may result from disc disease in the neck, certain drugs (such as lithium), or brain disease (including stroke or tumors). A common but mistaken belief is that muscle cramps are caused by abnormal potassium, sodium or calcium. That may be true on occasion, but not usually. Still, I’ve known some patients who report that eating more potassium – in the form of a banana or glass of orange juice each day – led to improved handwriting. There’s no real treatment for writer’s cramp, but there are a few things you can try:

• Use a keyboard more often. If you don’t like typing, speech recognition software on computers and tablets works well. And I see lots of people who used to take notes in longhand during meetings now typing notes into their tablets and laptop computers. • Sometimes using a pen or pencil with a larger grip improves the situation. • Don’t concentrate harder on your handwriting: This can make your hand muscles tense up even more. Instead, try to really relax your hand as you write. That helps me. • More formal relaxation techniques, hypnosis and biofeedback may be helpful for some people.

• With your doctor’s supervision you may try certain medications. These include trihexyphenidyl (Artane), propranolol (Inderal, others) or botulinum toxin (Botox) injections. They seem to help some people, although there are not many good studies of this treatment. Writer’s cramp can be irritating. It’s one of those minor maladies that tend to creep up on us as we get older. On rare occasions it can be a sign of an underlying and serious neurological condition. But almost always it’s just an aggravation, not a serious problem.

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She’ll like him the better she gets to know him Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend is the type of guy every girl would love. He is handsome, intelligent, sensitive, kind and very honest. He also has a great sense of humor. Jordan and I are both high school seniors and we have been going together for more than two months. At school we’re considered the perfect couple. I’m the happiest girl in Florida when I’m with Jordan, and I love him very much. Jordan comes from a troubled home. His parents

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace are divorced, and he lives with an older sister and his mother. His older sister is not married and never has been, but she has two children. His father is an alcoholic and can’t seem to keep a job. Jordan and I have discussed his home life. He loves his family, but he

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knows he is not responsible for their lifestyles. He also says he has learned a lot from his family’s mistakes. My mother is very upset that I’m dating Jordan because “he is a part of a very unstable home.” Mom is very status-minded and is always worrying about what her friends will say. I don’t plan to lose Jordan for any reason. But things would be a lot easier if my mom would look at Jordan for who he is and not see him only in light of his family’s problems.


Any tips to help change Mom’s mind will be appreciated. She feels that a child learns from his family and that Jordan has learned the wrong things from his. – Nameless, Naples, Fla. P.S. My dad likes him because he is a good basketball player. Nameless: Prejudging is a common human flaw, and the only known antidote for it is truth. Arguing with Mom won’t change her mind. She’ll only alter her assessment of Jordan by getting

to know him. The more she sees him in action, the better she will be able to judge him for his true character. Invite Jordan to spend time at your house and invite Mom and Dad to go to one of his basketball games and out for a snack afterwards. It may take time, but eventually she’ll realize that Jordan is a winner and her daughter is fortunate to have him for a boyfriend.

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Two ways to play; which way to go? Robert Frost, a winner of four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry, said, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” In today’s deal, there are two roads that the declarer might take – and many players would not even see one of them, ending up down one in their contract. South is in three no-trump. West leads the spade three. What are the two roads, which should declarer choose, and why? South starts with seven top tricks: two spades, three diamonds and two clubs. Assuming he can collect five diamond tricks, he will be home. If that suit is breaking 2-2 or 3-1, it does not matter what he does. So he should consider a 4-0 split. Getting that far, some declarers, after winning the first trick, say, on the board, would immediately cash the diamond king. Here, they would then fail and complain about their bad luck. However, there is a second way to play diamonds successfully, when West has jackfourth. South can cash his ace first, then twice lead through West to pick up his nine and jack. But why should declarer play West for the diamonds rather than East? The signpost is West’s opening lead. Assuming it was an honest fourth-highest, West began with exactly four spades. (He led the three and South holds the two.) If West is also void in diamonds, he would have at least five cards in clubs or hearts and presumably would have led that suit, not spades. Use one piece of evidence to help with another.


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2013 Toyota Avalon takes stylish sleek turn By ANN M. JOB For The Associated Press Toyota’s flagship sedan, the Avalon, is stylishly elegant for 2013, offers more technology and safety features than ever and has a new, noticeably controlled and poised ride. The Avalon also impresses with a base retail price that’s some $2,200 less than the starting retail price for last year’s Avalon. The price cut to a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $31,785, stems in part from the moonroof being removed from the list of Avalon standard equipment. But leather seat and steering wheel trim, heated front seats and power-adjustable driver and front-passenger front seats remain on every Avalon. The base engine – last year’s smooth and powerful 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 – is still there, too, and is mated to an updated six-speed automatic. Meantime, new standard features in the Avalon include 10 air bags, up from seven last year. There’s a new eBin, too, where drivers can manage and store away plugin devices like phone, radar detector, etc. Perhaps best of all, Consumer Reports puts predicted reliability of the new Avalon at better than average. Competitors to the front-wheel drive, four-door Avalon include other premium mid-size sedans such as the 2013 Buick LaCrosse, which has a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $32,555. But the base LaCrosse doesn’t have leather seat trim, and its base engine is a 182-horsepower four cylinder. Another competitor, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis sedan, packs more power – 333 horses from a larger displacement V-6 than the Avalon has – and an eight-speed automatic for a starting retail price of $35,095. The 2013 Avalon is about 2 inches shorter in overall length and about an inch shorter in height than its predecessor. But it still looks generously sized, and some auto critics still refer to the Avalon as a large sedan though the federal government continues to classify it as a mid-size. Interior dimensions for passengers are not changed much from last year’s model, save for rear-seat legroom which went from 40.9 inches in the 2012 Avalon to 39.2 inches in the new car. Cargo room in the Avalon now is a surprising 16 cubic feet vs. 14.4 cubic feet last year. Much of this space is under the rear window. But other interior space dimensions are pretty much unchanged. For example, rear-seat headroom of 37.5 inches is nearly identical to that of last year’s Avalon, and front-seat headroom of 38.5 inches is just 0.4 inch less than that in the 2012 Avalon. The test Avalon Limited, which is the top-of-the-line model, didn’t feel cramped, though the new-styled rear

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Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA 2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911

DeKalb/Sycamore. 1-2 person office space! Utils included!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

Genoa~Country View Apts. DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb! Studios, 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $395 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

CORLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX Bsmt, appl, W/D hook-up, garage. No pets/smkg, $800/mo + lease, deposit & ref. 815-758-6439

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

One Month Free Rent in Waterman Upper 2BR.


income restriction apply

CORTLAND, Spacious 2 BR, W/D hookups, $750 or $775 w/garage. Plus utilities and security. No pets. Call Sue: 815-762-0781


Rochelle 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath A MUST SEE! 700 Sq. Ft. Eat in kitchen incl deck. $450/mo + utilities. Bill @ 815-501-0913

ROCHELLE LARGE 2BR DUPLEX Clean and quiet. Basement, laundry, 1 car garage, no pets. $550/mo + sec. 847-809-6828

CORTLAND- 2 Bed / 2 Bath Condominium for rent. $900/month plus utilities. For information contact Donna 708-277-3417. DeKalb - 2BR 2BA Townhomes W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $800/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DEKALB 2.5BR, 2.5BA Townhome 2 car garage. Avail Apr 1. $1100/mo. 630-776-7234 DeKalb Golf Course Community 3BR TH, 2.5BA, gar, front porch. All appliances, very nice, no pets. $1250/mo. 815-761-8639


$99 1st Month's Rent


Sycamore. 2 bdrm. Nice location! Heated garage, appls & most utils incl. No Dogs. $700/mo. 815-751-7724

$625/mo. Available now. 815-970-2533

Cortland Estates

230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC PLAINTIFF VS SHAWN SKAU A/K/A SHAWN E. SKAU; MICHELLE SKAU A/K/A MICHELLE S. SKAU; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 219 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on April 11, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 07-23-302-005 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME; NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $201,479.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file

DeKalb/North Side, House Avail Immediately, March-June 15. Rent negotiable, 2 car garage, fenced yard. 815-793-1895

Between Genoa & Belvidere

Starting @ $432,1BR $599, 2BR, $683, 3BR

2 BR / 1.5 Bath in Summit Enclave. W/D. 2 Car Garage. Avail April. Pets okay. $1100. Call 815-762-0856

3 BR Apartments Dishwasher On-Site Laundry Facility Playground Washer & Dryer Connection Sparkling Pool


Sycamore 2 Bedroom Home 650 sf, updated kitchen, incl W/D. Utilities paid by tenant, $725/mo. 630-443-9072


Motorcycle Swap Meet


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


Genoa: Tavern, Restaurant

1990 & Newer

LOW COST PET VACCINATIONS DeKalb County Animal Shelter on March 23rd from 10-2. Call for an appointment 877-475-7729

Old Envelopes

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528



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815-814-1224 Newer Invacare Pronto M51 Sure Step wheelchair $1200, older electric wheelchair $275, older wheelchair $45, new portable commode $50, Nova Cruiser deluxe walker with seat $50, Invacare walker $15, shower chair $5. (815) 756-8785


Receiving Assets Per A Q.D.R.O. Make sure you structure the assets properly. Call TRINITY FINANCIAL 815-288-5800 Or e-mail To schedule a free consultation

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)



PARTY SUPPLIES - Huge Lot, Car, Speed Racer incl Invites, Thank yous, Decorations, Party Favors, Confetti, Gift Bags, Tablecloths, Birthday Ribbon + a whole Lot More $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

Waterman Men's Softball League has an opening for the upcoming Summer season. 12" slow pitch with games on Tues., Wed. or Thur. night each week. Games are double headers each week. For more info call Steve: 630-330-7990

* 815-575-5153 *

to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1110584 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I512228

The Knolls Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.

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

Starting at $645


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

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

DeKalb 1BR $540, 2BR $640

Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 DEKALB - 2BR, 1BA to 2BA APTS. Multiple Locations $650-$725 Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 WWW.PITTSLEYREALTY.COM DeKalb - 3BR 3BA Apartment W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $975/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DeKalb - 3BR/ 1BA Lower Apt Washer/dryer hook-up $925 1st/lst/sec. Sec 8 welcome 815-739-6170

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

SYCAMORE - Large Quiet Upper 1 bedroom + off/nursery in Historic area of Syc. $785/Mo. Inc Garage, Heat, H2O. Avail April 1st. Call 815-739-6061

Sycamore – 2 Bed, Full Bsmnt, C/A, appliances & W/D. $845 / mo. + sec. No pets. No smoking. 815-895-6747 or 815-739-8291

Sycamore ~ Electric Park Sycamore - Larger Upper 2BR 2 bath, W/D. New carpet. No pets. $900/mo incl util + 1 st last & sec. 815-895-8526

WE'VE GOT IT! Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

3BR, appls, finished bsmnt, garage. Water incl. $975/mo. 815-953-7646

DEKALB - Nice 4BR, 3BA House Tri-Level, 2 Car Gar, W/D 1205 University Drive, Avail 3/15 Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768

ESTATE OF CAROL J. LAWLER, DECEASED. NO. 13 P 15 CLAIMS NOTICE Notice is hereby given of the death of Carol J. Lawler, of the City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, on December 3, 2012 at DeKalb, Illinois. The decedent died leaving a Will dated September 28, 2010, which will had been filed with the Court, and admitted to probate in the Estate proceeding in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois, Probate Division on date of January 30, 2013. Letters of Office were issued to DORIS M. GREENFIELD, 820 Leonard Ave., DeKalb, Illinois, Executor for the Estate, on February 15, 2013. The Attorney for the estate is THOMAS M. STROW of the Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti,110 East Main Street, Ottawa, Illinois 61350. The Estate will be administrated without Court supervision unless under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a Petition to terminate Independent Administration to the Clerk of Court in conformity with the statute. Notice is further given to Unknown Heirs, and persons whose names and addresses are unknown in said proceeding, with their names not stated in the Petition to Issue Letters Testamentary that said Will of Decedent Carol J. Lawler was admitted to probate in said estate on date of January 30, 2013. Claims may be filed February 22, 2013 through August 22, 2013. Any claim not filed by August 22, 2013 is barred. Claims may be filed in the Office of Maureen A. Josh, Circuit Clerk, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or claims may be filed with the Executor. If filed with the Clerk, the claimant must, within ten days of filing, mail or deliver a copy of the claim to the Executor, Doris M. Greenfield, and file with the Clerk proof of such mailing or delivery. Doris M. Greenfield, Executor Thomas M. Strow, Attorney (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 22, march 1 & 8, 2013.)

DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! Daily Chronicle Classified Call 877-264-2527

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC PLAINTIFF VS SHAWN SKAU A/K/A SHAWN E. SKAU; MICHELLE SKAU A/K/A MICHELLE S. SKAU; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 219 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on April 11, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 14 IN SPRAGUE'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MALTA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 22, ON JUNE 14, 1857, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 07-23-302-005 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME; NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $201,479.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1110584 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I512228 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Ross A. Patience; Tina M. Patience; Old Second National Bank; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00041 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Tina M. Patience, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, towit: THE SOUTH 150 FEET OF LOT 11 OF LARSON'S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF ASSESSOR'S LOT 24 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

DEKALB DEKALB 1BR & 2BR Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580

DeKalb 2BR 2nd Floor of House Laundry hook-up, storage. Off-St prkg, pets OK. $700+util, 1 st & sec. AVAIL NOW! 630-878-4192 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DeKalb Quiet Studio,1 & 2BR Lease, deposit, ref. No pets. 815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DeKalb Remodeled Upper 2BR Near NIU, no pets/smoking. $650/mo + security + references. 815-501-8671

FOR SALE Half acre of land – Oustanding Ranch Home. Finished Basement. Solid 6 Panel Oak Doors Thru-out. 2 Fireplaces. 3/5 Bedroom-Bathrooms. Huge Garage. Openi House on Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1pm-3pm. 1359 Everett St., Sycamore, IL CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR


Immaculate 4,280 sq ft Office / Warehouse. Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.



Page C8 • Friday, March 8, 2013 IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 109, ON APRIL 23, 1892, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1143 Market Street, Dekalb, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by: Ross A. Patience, Tina M. Patience, the Mortgagor(s), to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2005010831; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before April 1, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-00096 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I512190 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)


pe ning, g transacting the business known as EYESELL REAL ESTATE located at 1003 S. 7th St., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated February 22, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING KINGSTON ELECTRIC AGGRAGATION PLAN Notice is hereby given pursuant to Chapter 20, Act 3855k, Illinois Compiled Statutes, that the Village of Kingston, Illinois will hold two separate public hearings for public comment on the Kingston Electric Power Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance for the Municipal Electrical Aggregation Program to be held on March 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S Main St., Kingston, Illinois. The Kingston Electric Power Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance describes the policies and procedures by which the Village of Kingston will carry out its Municipal Electric Aggregation Program, including those policies and procedures which relate to rates and customer service. The Plan includes information on member education, opt-out procedures, billing, obligations of an electric supplier solicitation of bids, changes and termination of service and selection of an electric supplier. A copy of the proposed plan is available for inspection at the Village Hall during normal business hours. VILLAGE OF KINGSTON ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1 & 8, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Budget Review & Public Meeting Monday April 08, 2013 Cortland Township Budget Cortland Township Road & Bridge District Budget Notice is hereby given that the tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for Cortland Township and Cortland Township Road and Bridge District, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, for the year beginning April 1, 2012 and ending March 31, 2013, is available for review starting March 8, at the Cortland Township Hall, 14 S. Prairie Street, Cortland IL and the budget meeting will be held at the same address on Monday April 08, beginning at 6:15 pm. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 8, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 22, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and

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Treasurer's Annual Report Summary of Condition Village of Hinckley May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012 Funds Beginning Balance General Fund – 10 $214,226.31 Water & Sewer – 20 $194,076.83 MFT – 30 $97,473.74 Garbage – 40 $115,669.27 E-Pay – 50 $20,360.53 Project Fund - 60 $Debt Service – 70 $142,028.78 YTD Totals $783,835.46

Revenue $792,798.51 $488,438.49 $128,341.88 $140,591.35 $9,626.10 $889,099.00 $190,945.58 $2,639,840.91


TOTAL WATER & SEWER FUND Water & Sewer Income Capital Improvement Income Late Fees - Other Income Interest Income Savings

146,060.91 253,322.25 5,886.15 139,023.76 30,336.71 78,232.25 1,400.16 94,435.84 4,500.00 9,821.25 800.00 10,688.00 7,719.35 57.00 520.00 1,656.00 2,554.34 3,181.93 1,039.50 167.62 1,395.49 ----------------$792,798.51


407,837.76 74,779.79 5,788.03 32.91 ----------------$488,438.49


50,904.82 64,253.00 238.09 12,945.97 ----------------$128,341.88


132,811.19 3,407.26 4,355.85 17.05 ----------------$140,591.35

MOTOR FUEL TAX FUND Motor Fuel Taxes Other Income Interest Income Transfer From Other Funds

GARBAGE FUND Garbage Income Garbage E-Pay Yard Waste Stickers Interest Income Savings

E-PAY Water & Sewer - E-Pay Cap Improve-E-Pay E-Pay Savings Interest TOTAL PROJECT FUND Cap Improve Loans

8,227.21 1,379.57 19.32 ----------------$9,626.10


889,099.00 ----------------$889,099.00


186,592.25 4,353.33 ----------------$190,945.58

DEBT SERVICE Debt Service Income Debt Service E-Pay


3,035.00 5,083.37 50.10 100.00 917.50 2,512.00 76.50 80.00 1,320.00 4,270.00 1,810.50 120.00 120.00 12,710.87 11,409.05 2,065.50 140.00 883.34 2,474.50 100.00 2,995.00 40.00 968.60 128.00 2,955.00 80.00 40.00 100.00 467.60 6,119.74 3,195.00 2,048.00 544.00 3,205.00 35.20 4,805.00 408.00 2,720.00 3,165.00

PAYROLL: 15,000.01 TO 30,000.00 ARROYO, EDELMIRO



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13 D 47 Notice is given to Michael Busche that Teresa Busche has filed for a Dissolution of Marriage against Michael Busche and asking the court for other relief. Now, unless you file your answer in the above entitled case within 30 days of this publication, a default judgment may be entered against you for a Dissolution of Marriage and other relief. Attorney for the Plaintiff James Davidson 134 W State St Sycamore, IL 60178 815-899-9171


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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 8, 15 & 22, 2013.)

GENERAL FUND Income Taxes Property Taxes Replacement Taxes Sales Taxes State Use Taxes Utility Taxes SSA Taxes R & B Taxes Liquor Licenses Park Activities Income Park Rental Fees Permits Police Fines Police Reports Police Acquisitions Police Other Revenue Francise/Vendor Fees Other R & B Scrap Income Interest Income Checking Interest Income Savings

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Expenditures $796,592.53 $463,777.25 $102,053.50 $143,848.71 $$1,046,923.00 $113,301.89 $2,666,496.88

Ending Balance $210,432.29 $218,738.07 $123,762.12 $112,411.91 $29,986.63 $(157,824.00) $219,672.47 $757,179.49

PAYROLL: 60,000.01 TO 75,000.00 WALKER, SR, DAVID TOTAL


65,439.43 ----------------$448,111.89


101,195.98 8,000.00 52,719.78 9,633.51 872.00 19,777.71 920.00 ----------------$193,118.98





GENERAL FUND A,B & SEED LANDSCAPING, INC. ABBEY PAVING CO., INC. ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER RISK MNGMT Bish Excavating Company, Inc. BP Brad's Tree Service, Inc. Clarke Environmental Mosquito COMED/An Exelon Co. Engineering Enterprises, Inc. Frontier Hans Hansen Harris Computer Systems Hintzsche Oil, Inc. HUMANA Illinois Municipal League Illinois Public Risk Fund Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Et Al Mike's Auto & Truck Repair MUNICIPAL CODE CORPORATION Nextel Communications Niles Excavating, Inc. On-Site Computer Guy, Inc. Patten Industries, Inc. PMW INSPECTIONS Principal Life SCHMITTY'S CONCRETE Sikich LLP SQUAW GROVE TOWNSHIP THE OFFICE WORKS, INC. Thorp's Lawn Care VETO ENTERPRISES, INC EXPENSE DISBURSEMENTS UNDER 2,500.00 TOTAL WATER & SEWER FUND ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER Bish Excavating Company, Inc. ComEd Direct Energy Business DPS Equipment Services, Inc. GATWOOD CRANE SERVICE, INC. Harris Computer Systems Hawkins Water Treatment HD Supply Waterworks Ltd. HUMANA Illinois EPA Illinois Municipal League NORTH AMERICAN SALT COMPANY NORTH AMERICAN SALT COMPANY Principal Life Rush Power Systems, Inc. SADLER MACHINE CO. TEST, Inc. The Atlanta National Bank United Septic & Grease Busters Waste Management EXPENSE DISBURSEMENTS UNDER 2,500.00 TOTAL

13,400.00 5,500.00 13,129.00 3,463.00 3,915.20 11,117.50 6,650.00 13,369.48 24,793.95 4,318.27 5,140.50 8,705.00 4,612.82 6,999.98 51,365.52 19,122.64 3,465.00 32,653.86 3,142.91 5,578.08 4,434.25 7,393.56 12,961.80 3,270.55 5,130.30 9,861.94 11,796.00 13,500.00 10,200.00 3,577.90 8,295.00 8,815.00 72,163.99 ----------------$411,843.00 7,381.00 4,720.00 20,017.97 14,276.94 6,500.00 13,860.00 3,873.19 7,395.02 7,192.33 10,874.70 2,500.00 2,508.98 11,704.78 5,938.25 3,168.96 3,443.55 2,800.00 123,355.72 32,692.50 5,950.00 4,900.66 24,165.74 ----------------$319,220.29

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MOTOR FUEL TAX FUND COPENHAVER CONSTRUCTION CO INC 65,089.47 DeKalb County Treasurer 5,805.76 DeKalb County Treasurer 7,610.39 Engineering Enterprises, Inc. 19,950.50 ---------------TOTAL $98,456.12


GARBAGE FUND Waste Management


TOTAL PROJECT FUND Engineering Enterprises, Inc. R.C. Wegman Construction Co. TOTAL DEBT SERVICE Illinois Environmental Resource Bank TOTAL

143,838.47 ----------------$143,838.47 187,385.51 859,537.49 ----------------$1,046,923.00 48,230.85 65,071.04 ----------------$113,301.89

I, Cynthia D. Thon, Treasurer for the Village of Hinckley, DeKalb County, Illinois, do hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, the above is a true and correct copy of the Treasurer's report for the fiscal year 20112012. /s/ Cynthia D. Thon Cynthia D. Thon Treasurer I, Dawn R. Grivetti , Deputy Clerk for the Village of Hinckley, DeKalb County, Illinois, do hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, the above is a true and correct copy of the Treasurer's Report for the fiscal year 2011-2012. /s/ Dawn R. Grivetti Dawn R. Grivetti Deputy Village Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 8, 2013.)

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360 N Cedar St 749 Wright Ct 1544 Sparkhayes Dr 2453 Moses Dean St 423 W Third St 1102 N 14th St 14126 North St 207 Mattek Ct 13826 Bunny Ln 218 S Oak St 220 Morrow St Unit C 220 Morrow St Unit C 2708 Greenwood Acres Dr

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Judith L Nolte-Storbeck


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