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Evergreen resident urges action Frustration rises as mobile home park floods again By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Gayland Baker wanted to make his frustration as clear as the water that surrounded his and his neighbors’ homes. Baker, a resident of Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park in Sycamore, stood along Route 64 on Tuesday morning with a sign urging the state, county and federal agencies to speed up the relocation process for the roughly 400 people living in the flood plain.

Frustration set in for Baker after a rainy weekend combined with snow accumulation left up to six inches of standing water in some areas of the park, making it impossible for some residents to leave their home because of flooded roadways. “How many more times must we get flooded before they help us?” Baker asked of county officials. “I know they can’t do it overnight, but when they are sitting high and dry in their homes, we’re the ones getting wet.” An 18-year resident of the park,

Baker has lived through numerous major floods – most recently in 2007 and 2008 – that have caused him to replace his trailer’s skirting, insulation and flooring. While he said he would like to move out of the park, he cannot afford to without the relocation assistance promised by the county in July after receiving a federal grant. DeKalb County Administrator Gary Hanson said he understands residents’ frustrations and

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Health care process not easy

Forging global friendships Foreign exchange students bring the world to local families

The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes. The government’s draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions. Seven months before the Oct. 1 start of enrollment season for millions of uninsured Americans, the idea that getting health insurance could be as easy as shopping online at Amazon or Travelocity is starting to look like wishful thinking. At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application. Checking your identity, income and citizenship is supposed to happen in real time, if you apply online. That’s just the first part of the process, which lets you know if you qualify for financial help. The government asks to see what you’re making because Obama’s Affordable Care Act is means-tested, with lower-income people getting the most generous help to pay premiums. Once you’re finished with the money part, actually picking a health plan will require additional steps, plus a basic understanding of insurance jargon. And it’s a mandate, not a suggestion. The law says virtually all Americans must carry health insurance starting next year, although most will just keep the coverage they now have through their jobs, Medicare or Medicaid. Some are concerned that a lot of uninsured people will be overwhelmed and simply give up. “This lengthy draft application will take a considerable amount of time to fill out and will be difficult for many people to be able to complete,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group supporting the health care law.

Gayland Baker, a resident of Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park in Sycamore, stands with a sign urging county, state and federal officials to speed up the resident relocation project. The park experienced flooding again from weekend rain and built-up snow.

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Foreign exchange student Sharvil Patel (right), 15, sits down for dinner Tuesday with the Wagnaar family of Cortland. Patel is an exchange student staying with the Wagnaar family has hosted. TOP: Patel interacts with Mackenzie Mitchell, 8, before dinner Tuesday with the Wagnaar family of Cortland. By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com

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hane and Donna Wagnaar have children all over the world. Their children live in the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and most recently India. These particular children aren’t biological, nor are they adopted. They are current or former members of the Academic Year in America’s foreign exchange program. The Wagnaar family has hosted

several students through the organization, including 15-year-old Sharvil Patel, who currently lives with them in Cortland. “We’ve grown to love him like our child,” Donna Wagnaar said of Patel. Patel, who attends DeKalb High School, joined his host family of nine, including a mixture of internationally adopted children and one biological child, in August and will stay with them until June. Wagnaar said their experience as a host family always has been very positive, which is why they

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continue to welcome international students into their home. “For all of us, I feel that we are learning more about countries and cultures and in turn how we’re really no different,” she said. Julie Fowler, the local coordinator of Academic Year in America,

said students such as Patel make her job rewarding. Fowler is currently supervising 22 students, ages 15 to 18, who have come from all over the world to experience the American lifestyle. The Academic Year in America program offers year-long or semester-long programs for international students. Patel is part of the Youth Exchange Study program, which was implemented by the U.S. Department of State after the Sept.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today

Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Dr., #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. All ages are welcome to participate in hands-on classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or gakers@tbc.net. Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest. org. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Blessing Well food and clothing pantry: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 1051 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Meat and food offered, with clothing available in sizes for infants (diapers, too) up to 3X adults. Spanish interpreter also is available. www.dekalbnaz.com. 815758-1588. Donations of nonperishable foods and clothing can be left at any time on the front porch. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www. KishKiwanis.org; contact Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Exchange Club of DeKalb/Sycamore: Noon to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Inn, DeKalb. Guests are welcome. Call John Hughes at 815-991-5387. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Mitchel Lounge, 355 W. State St. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. DeKalb County Housing Action Coalition: 1:30 p.m. at Canterbury Place Apartments in DeKalb. For concerned advocates for affordable housing in the county. Contact Theresa Komitas at troff@cci-hci.org. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. dekalbalumni.org. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ dekalbchess.com or visit www. DeKalbChess.com. Northern Illinois Reiki Share: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St. in Sycamore. RSVP appreciated, not required; www.yourcfib.com, 815899-6000 or info@yourcfib.com. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Bayard Brown SAL Squadron 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-964-5959. www.rragsna.org. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. American Legion Post 66: 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 1204 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Greater Kishwaukee Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, DeKalb Shrine 47: 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple, Fairview Drive and South Fourth Street. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Singers are invited. For more information, call Sally at 815739-6087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com.

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1. ‘48 Hours’ episode on McCullough trial disappoints families 2. Proposals to raise minimum wage kindle uncertainty 3. DeKalb sex offender pleads guilty, released

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Multiple murders haunt police Susan Olsen doesn’t have 55 years to learn what happened to her 26-yearold missing son, who police believe likely was murdered six years ago. Olsen followed the prosecution of Jack McCullough, the 73-year-old man convicted last year of kidnapping and murdering 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in December 1957. She watched the “48 Hours” special, “Cold as Ice,” about McCullough because she knew Ridulph’s older brother, Charles. Like Charles Ridulph, she knows what it is like to wonder for years what happened after a family member vanished. Maria Ridulph disappeared one evening after a man approached her and a friend playing near their homes. Bradley Olsen, 26, disappeared after looking for a ride home to Maple Park at a bar on West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb in January 2007. Unlike Charles Ridulph’s case, though, Olsen’s case has never been cold. She speaks weekly with DeKalb investigators about the case and still has her son’s information displayed on her car, advertising the case to passers-by. “There’s never been a time when there hasn’t been something going on in Brad’s case,” Susan Olsen said, declining to discuss recent developments in the investigation. “Most recently, we have a few new things that have popped up. It’s been a roller coaster.” It’s the little things that pop up, though, that can be the missing pieces in murder cases that have left generations of police officers puzzled. In the Ridulph case, it was the words McCullough’s mother spoke as she lay dying and his half-sister’s determination to bring them to investigators. In a McHenry County case I covered earlier in my career, it was a mob biography. Whispers had floated around McHenry County for decades that mob

VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski hitman Larry Neumann might have been responsible for killing two people in a Lakemoor bar in 1981. Little had happened with the case for years when sisters Holly and Heidi Hager, family friends of the bar owner, tracked down “Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Government Witness.” Frank Cullotta’s 2007 biography detailed several mob-related burglaries and slayings before Cullotta became a government witness in 1982 to avoid his own prosecution. Cullotta offered a loose description of the double homicide at Lakemoor’s PM Pub and claimed Neumann, his partner-incrime, told him he shot two people to avenge a perceived slight against his ex-wife. The McHenry County Sheriff’s detectives delved into the allegations outlined in the book in 2008, ultimately spending more than 1,200 hours on the renewed effort and declaring Neumann, who had died in January 2007, the murderer. They did not find enough evidence to charge two possible accomplices, McHenry County Sheriff’s leaders said at the time. Cullotta said McHenry County officials didn’t seem too interested in his information in 1982, when investigators were focused on one of the victim’s previous boyfriends. But a new generation of investigators took his information more seriously. One of those police was Gene Lowery, a former McHenry County undersheriff who became DeKalb’s police chief last summer. Lowery said DeKalb police recently briefed State’s Attorney Richard Schmack, who took office in December, on the Olsen case

to bring him up to speed. DeKalb police also are planning new reviews of two other older, unsolved murders: Elna Jarvi, a 59-yearold DeKalb woman found stabbed to death in her car in September 1973, and Barbara Wagner, a 25-year-old Northern Illinois University graduate student last seen leaving a DeKalb tavern in May 1978. Meanwhile, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office periodically reviews two other unsolved murders, Sheriff Roger Scott said. Amy Fleming was a 25-year-old special education teacher in the Indian Creek School District who was found dead in January 1996 in her home in Lee, about two miles outside DeKalb County. Donna Doll was a 21-year-old NIU senior who vanished in October 1970 after leaving her part-time job at a campus library. Three teenagers found her body about a week later on Nelson Road west of DeKalb. She had been suffocated. The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office and Secret Service agents reviewed Doll’s case and reached out to the original investigators more than a year ago, and are happy to help with the Fleming case in Lee County. “We’d certainly be very eager to follow up on any tip we get,” Scott said. “Everybody has theories, but the fact is you need evidence. ... We’ve had many investigators look at this with different eyes.” If you have information that could be helpful for any of those cases, contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 815-895-2155 or the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400.

• Jillian Duchnowski is the news editor at the Daily Chronicle. Reach her at 815-756-4841, ext. 2221, email jduchnowski@shawmedia.com or follow her on Twitter @JillianDuch.

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Black smoke from chimney: No pope yet The ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY – Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. Surrounded by Michelangelo’s imposing frescoes imagining the beginning and the end of the world, cardinals locked themselves into the chapel after a final appeal for unity to heal the

divisions that have been exposed by Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation and revelations of corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican bureaucracy. Led by prelates holding a crucifix and candles, the 115 scarlet-robed prelates chanted the Litany of Saints, the hypnotic Gregorian chant imploring the intercession of the saints to guide their voting, before the master of liturgical ceremonies intoned “Extra omnes” or “all out” and closed the heavy wooden doors. Outside, thousands of

people braved cold night rain and packed St. Peter’s Square, eyes fixed on the narrow chimney poking out of the Sistine Chapel roof. They were rewarded some three hours after the conclave began when thick black smoke billowed out of the chimney, signaling that no pope had been elected. The cardinals now return to the Vatican hotel for the night and resume voting this morning. Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation has thrown the church into turmoil and exposed deep divisions among

cardinals grappling with whether they need a manager to clean up the Vatican’s dysfunctional bureaucracy or a pastor who can inspire Catholics at a time of waning faith and growing secularism. The leading contenders for pope have fallen into one of the two camps, with Cardinal Angelo Scola, seen as favored by those hoping to shake up the powerful Vatican bureaucracy, and Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer, favored by Vatican-based insiders who have defended the status quo.

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8BRIEFS Coroner identifies 4 Ill. teens killed in crash CHICAGO – A coroner has identified the four high school students killed when their car skidded off a bridge into an icy creek in rural northern Illinois. Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil said 14-year-old Matthew Bailey, 15-year-old Cody Carter, 17-year-old Cheyenne Fender and 15-year-old Micalah Sembach died in the accident. O’Neil said all four teenagers were from Wilmington, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The coroner said the students were in a car registered to Fender. Authorities still are investigating who was driving. The Will County Sheriff’s

Department said the bodies were recovered Tuesday from Forked Creek near Wilmington. Officials said the teens had been missing since Monday evening. Authorities don’t know exactly when the accident occurred. Authorities said the driver likely lost control after hitting a patch of water or ice.

Ryan’s budget: GOP targeting Dems’ plans WASHINGTON – House Republicans redoubled their efforts to roll back signature accomplishments of President Barack Obama on Tuesday, offering a slashing budget plan that would repeal new health care subsidies and cut

spending across a wide swath of programs dear to Obama and his Democratic allies. The GOP plan was immediately rejected by the White House as an approach that “just doesn’t add up” and would harm America’s middle class. Obama has rebuffed similar plans two years in a row and ran strongly against the ideas when winning re-election last year – when its chief author, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was on the Republican ticket. Ryan’s budget illustrates the stark differences in the visions of tea party-backed Republicans and Obama and his Democratic allies about the size and role of government –

with no obvious avenues for compromise. Senate Democrats are responding with a milder plan that would repeal automatic spending cuts that began to take effect earlier this month while offering $100 billion in new spending for infrastructure and job training.

Fracking opponents rally at Illinois Statehouse SPRINGFIELD – Dozens of environmentalists and land owners are meeting with lawmakers in Springfield hoping to persuade them to temporarily ban high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois. Opponents of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” held

a rally and lobbied Illinois legislators Tuesday. They’re hoping to win support for a two-year moratorium on the practice instead of regulations that would allow it. Fracking opponents say they were ignored during negotiations over a regulatory bill, which proponents say would give Illinois the nation’s toughest regulations. Protesters say they fear the water around their southern Illinois homes could be polluted by the practice. Fracking uses high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals to crack rock formations to release oil and natural gas.

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DeKalb abandons tree ordinance efforts By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb won’t implement new rules on cutting or removing trees anytime soon. For the past few months, DeKalb leaders have struggled with their options for protecting trees in the wake of ComEd clear-cutting trees along the Nature Trail – a 1.5-mile prairie path located between Sycamore Road

and First Street. City officials do not have the authority to regulate ComEd in its easement, and DeKalb aldermen were reluctant to regulate trees on private property unless there was a compelling safety reason. That left the only hanging fruit: regulating trees that were growing on developable sites. But even those are few and far between, said Public

Works Director T.J. Moore. On Monday, Mayor Kris Povlsen told Moore not to pursue the idea. Povlsen didn’t think the ordinance would have protected the Nature Trail trees. “They were mostly scrub trees,” Povlsen said. “Now I don’t know this for sure, but I doubt that they took down major oaks or elms or trees that would be protected under this ordinance.”

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Sycamore Lions Club President Barbara Schultz presents a check Tuesday to the Sycamore Fire Chief Pete Polarek at the Sycamore Fire Station.

Egyptian Theatre will Lions Club donation aids install sprinkler system Sycamore Fire Department By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Officials at the Egyptian Theatre are hoping to finish installing a building-wide sprinkler system by the end of August. Alex Nerad, the theater’s executive director, said he is working with contractors to ensure a smooth installation, and to make it appear the sprinkler system was originally part of the building. “We don’t anticipate interrupting anything we already have planned,” Nerad said. On Monday, the DeKalb City Council voted 5-1 to allow the Preservation of the

Egyptian Theatre organization to spend $127,400 to install a sprinkler system using money previously earmarked for other theatre projects. The city had already allocated $374,000 to the Egyptian Theatre to pay for the air conditioning system, which leaders canceled after learning it would cost about $2 million. The city also allocated $100,000 in tax increment financing funds to the theater as a part of its annual pledge. First Ward Alderman David Jacobson, a frequent critic of how tax increment financing dollars are spent, cast the lone “no” vote Monday.

Aldermen Kristen Lash and Ron Naylor, of the 3rd and 5th wards, respectively, were absent. City Manager Mark Biernacki said the funds remaining after the sprinkler system installation – which could be almost $350,000 – would be spent on a prioritized list of building improvements at the theater. “We saw no reason to direct it to nontheater projects,” Biernacki said. “The money was already allocated to the theater, but for different projects than what was allocated for.” Since 1989, the city has funded $2.2 million in building renovations at the Egyptian Theatre.

Online charter school proposed for District 427 By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 could add an online charter school next school year if the Board of Education approves. Virtual Learning Solutions of St. Charles submitted a proposal to the board in February to operate the multidistrict charter school, which would be known as Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley. The school would provide an online learning experience for students who chose to enroll.

Students enrolled in the charter school would not be eligible to enroll at a District 427 school simultaneously. As mandated by Illinois Charter Law, District 427 will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sycamore Middle School to discuss the possibility of adding the school to the district. The Sycamore Board of Education has 30 days after the hearing to approve or deny the charter. The board also has the option to “yield to the (Illinois State Charter) Commission in light of the complexities of joint administration,” as stated in the proposal.

If approved, the online school would be available this fall to students who wish to enroll. District 427 Superintendent Kathy Countryman said she would not comment on how the charter school would affect the district until after the public hearing was held and the district received more information. “We’re looking forward to the having the public hearing next week,” she said at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The school board will make a final decision on the charter school at the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. April 9.

By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department will work to upgrade a fourth ambulance thanks to an $8,000 donation from the Sycamore Lions Club. The club presented the department with a check Tuesday that will upgrade the service vehicle to the basic life support level and eventually advanced life support level, said Sycamore Fire Chief Pete Polarek. “We want to give this in memory of Lion Jack

Shrout,” said Barbara Schultz, president of the Sycamore Lions Club. Shrout, who died in October and bequeathed the money to the club, was a dedicated member of the Lions Club and the Sycamore community, Schultz said. “He was really into Sycamore,” she said. “Anything that had to do with the town itself, he was really into that.” Polarek said the department was grateful for the donation, which he hopes will help make all four ambulances more available.

“I think it’s going to really enhance our service delivery,” he said. This donation is just one of many ways the club works to benefit the community, Schultz said. The Sycamore Lions Club, whose overall mission is to serve the aged, sick, poor and handicapped in the community, supports and operates various events and programs such as eyeglasses and hearing aid collections and the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. “Any money we make from the public goes back into the public,” Schultz said.

Treasure sale for DeKalb library expansion set May 4 DAILY CHRONICLE DeKALB – Volunteers are seeking gently used antiques and merchandise for a treasure sale to benefit the DeKalb Public Library’s expansion. The Community Fundraising Committee for the DeKalb Public Library will host a

Community Treasures Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb, according to a news release. Local organizations, clubs and groups are encouraged to register through this week. Each participating group

will donate $25 to defray event costs and will receive a table and sign featuring the group name. The group name also will be included to the list of participants and donors. For more information, contact organizer Mary Beth Van Buer at 815-756-8677, or the library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb.

License services at NIU next week DAILY CHRONICLE DeKALB – Secretary of State Jesse White’s office services will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Holmes Student Center – Lower Level, 340 Carroll Ave., on the Northern Illinois University campus. On campus, the services include: • Driver’s license (renewal,

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with disabilities Motorists wishing to renew their driver’s license can do so up to one year in advance of their license’s expiration date. A complete list of acceptable forms of identification is available at cyberdriveillinois.com. Acceptable forms of payment include personal checks, cash, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards.

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Three charged in assault outside sports club By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Three men have been charged in a February fight that occurred after a confrontation at MVP Sports Club, 122 S. California St. in Sycamore. Keenan L. Buckle, 22, of the 1500 block of Oakwood

Man pleads guilty, released DAILY CHRONICLE SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man originally charged with multiple sex felonies was released Tuesday as part of a plea deal after 5 months in jail. Adam M. Timm, 27, of the 300 block of Gurler Street in DeKalb, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated criminal sexual abuse in exchange for a second count of the same charge being dropped. Timm faced up to 14 years in prison Adam M. on both charges Timm combined. Timm, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 30 days in the county jail in August 2007 for misdemeanor sexual exploitation of a child, or exposing himself, public records show. When the offense occurred in November 2005, he was 20 and the victim was 13, according to the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry. Timm was charged with the felonies after he inappropriately touched a female family member younger than 13 on Sept. 28, authorities said. He was being held on $150,000 bond. As part of the agreement, Timm will be sentenced May 21 but no further jail or prison time is expected, authorities said. However, he was ordered to undergo a sex offender evaluation upon release Tuesday. Sex offender evaluations assess risk to the community and identify and document treatment and developmental needs.

Avenue in DeKalb; Justin N. Webb, 22, of the 600 block of Haish Boulevard in DeKalb; and his brother Ryan J. Webb, 21, of the 7900 block of Fairdale Road in Cherry Valley, were all charged with aggravated battery and mob action in connection with a Feb. 24 fight. Each man faces up to 8 years in prison on the felony

charges. Sycamore Police detective Sgt. Rod Swartzendruber said the three men were involved in an altercation with the victim, but by the time police responded to the Sycamore bar all four men had dispersed after MVP employees intervened. The victim then returned

to the area about 2 a.m. when the three suspects came back and attacked him in the middle of California Street. The suspects fled before police arrived, Swartzendruber said, and the victim was transported to Kishwaukee Community Hospital to be treated for facial contusions and lacerations.

Students cite challenges adjusting to American culture • FOREIGN EXCHANGE Continued from page A1 11, 2001, terror attacks to help bring the world closer together, Fowler said. “They believe the kids that are here are future leaders in their country ... and we’re the country everybody wants to compare to,” she said. The grant-funded program is highly competitive. Patel was one of 15,000 applicants chosen to study in the U.S. Fowler said each student with whom she has worked has been great. “They are just thriving and wanting to learn everything there is about America and why it’s so worthy,” she said. Two more foreign exchange students in the area are Felix Mack and Helena Groepper, both of Germany, who attend Sycamore High School through the Rotary Club’s youth exchange program. Mack and Groepper have spent their senior year involved in various extracurricular activities to experience the average American teenager’s way of life. Mack, an avid golfer, joined the Sycamore High School golf team, which is how he met most of his friends. Groepper, a member of the sewing club and adventure club, had a more straightforward approach to meeting people. She said she randomly walked up to people in the school hallways and introduced herself. Everyone was kind and receptive of her, she said.

Continued from page A1 concerns, but the amount of stipulations and mandates attached to the $4.2 million federal grant is harder to navigate than anticipated. A projected March informational meeting for residents has been postponed to at least April as officials figure out relocation requirements in the grant and hire a project

Born: Oct. 6, 1915, in Maple Park, Ill. Died: March 11, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Loretta Christensen, 97, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Maple Park, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb, where she had recently made her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1915, in Maple Park, the daughter of Nels and Hansine (Olesen) Larsen. She grew up in Maple Park and attended local schools. Loretta graduated from Maple Park High School in 1933. While still in high school, Loretta moved in with Charles and Lillie Christensen. After high school, she stayed and worked for the family by helping on the farm. After Lillie’s passing, she helped to raise the children as well. The bond formed between she and Charlie grew naturally into love and before long, they were united in marriage 1939. Loretta and Charlie continued to farm and raise a family. After the kids were raised, they left the farm and moved to Maple Park on Liberty Street. She continued to live there after Charlie’s passing in 1974 until declining health brought her into the care of Heritage Woods in DeKalb in 2010. Without the fields and livestock to tend, Loretta found work as a cook at the Little Traveler in Geneva for a time. Later she worked at the Maple Park Café. She also cleaned local homes before becoming a nanny for

a family in Geneva for twenty years. She was a faithful, and one of the longest serving, members of Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park. Her baking was legendary and longstanding as she baked until her 93rd birthday. The pies that graced the tables at Maple Park Legion fish fries and bake sale were mouthwatering and always in demand. She also had a great talent and love for crocheting beautiful baby clothes and blankets. The family of Loretta Christensen would like to thank Dr. Ronald Feldman and all of the nursing staff at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center for the loving care they provided to their beloved Loretta. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Helen Schramm of Hampshire and her family; stepson, Phillip Christensen of Thailand and his family; one step-great-granddaughter, Karen Stephan and her son, Cole Daniel Stephan, both of Alaska; one brother, Alfred Larson in Florida; a sister-in-law, Madonna Wise of Colorado; and many nieces, nephews and a community of friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charlie; parents, Nels and Hansine Larsen; two sisters, Marion and Metta; three brothers, Claude, Edward and Robert; two stepsons, Burdette and Wendell; and one step-granddaughter, Judy Christensen. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., with a funeral to follow at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church, 506

DeKalb city James R. Sheneman, 26, of the 200 block of Anne Street in DeKalb, was arrested Monday, March 11, on warrants for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Christopher A. Brower, 27, of the 200 block of Augusta Avenue in DeKalb, was arrested Monday, March 11, on a failure-to-appear warrant for assault. Bailey Kimont, 23, of the 100 block of Tammy Lane in Somonauk, was charged Tuesday, March 12, with driving under the influence of alcohol.

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To host a foreign exchange student Contact Julie Fowler, local Academic Year in America coordinator at 815-713-8232, ronjuliefowler@hotmail.com For information on the Rotary Youth Exchange, visit: www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth Adjusting to American culture was hard at times, though, Mack and Groepper said. “It’s a lot different than Germany,” said Groepper. “But I think I’ll be a lot more open-minded and outgoing [after this experience].”

Additional foreign exchange resources To host a student from the Philippines: Contact Leslie Shive, Philippine Youth Leadership Program host family coordinator at 815-753-9546 or lshive@niu.edu Katie Denius, a junior at Sycamore High School, and her family recently hosted exchange student Camila Andrade from Argentina for six weeks as part of the Rotary Club’s short-term exchange program. In June, she will live with Andrade’s family for

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manager, Hanson said. “The more we get into it, the regulations, the more we see they are not always clear,” Hanson said. “There is not a lot of history, even at the state level, to guide this.” Baker’s hope for urgency is shared by Hanson, who said the park’s condition Tuesday was a reminder disaster could strike at any time between now and the mandated June 2015 deadline to complete the project.

Still, Hanson could not guarantee residents would start to be relocated in 2013. “That would be a lot of speculation at this point,” Hanson said. “We want to get this rolling as quick as possible, but we have to make sure we satisfy all the requirements.” Though the county has the $4.2 million federal grant and $1.4 million in state money to complete the $5.6 million project, Baker said the delays

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After an investigation, warrants were issued for the suspects’ arrest Friday. The men turned themselves in to DeKalb police Saturday and posted the required $2,000 bond for release. Buckle is scheduled to appear in court Friday and the Webb brothers are scheduled for March 22.

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Willow St., Maple Park. The Rev. Eun Young Ko, pastor of the church will officiate, with interment to follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks can be made to the “Loretta Christensen Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes also can be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www. ConleyCare.com where you can also find her full life story. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

EVONNE ‘BONNIE’ HARRIS Evonne “Bonnie” Harris, 82, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, after complications from extended cancer illness. Arrangements are pending at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115; 815758-3841.

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Election information available online

information • what elections you’ve voted in (but not how you’ve voted. Mine To the Editor: went back as far as Nov. ‘92) I have been honored to serve • where your polling place is as an election judge for several • a sample ballot (so you know years now. who’s running before you get to While most of the voting the voting booth) process goes smoothly, phone • when the next election is calls to the county clerk’s office too often slow the voting process • registration deadline down for everyone. • early voting date Recently, an online aid has ... and more. Please use this link eliminated much of the confusion to make your voting experience experienced by voters trying to go smoothly. cast their ballots, and has made Kudos to the DeKalb County the need to contact the election Clerk and Recorder’s Office for office in Sycamore unnecessary. making this available. Go to “Voter Information - Registered Voter Search” at http:// Barry Leonard DeKalb dekalb.il.electionconsole.com/ voter-lookup.php and just enter your first and last name, and your Lawmakers created pension crisis date of birth for: • all of your voter-related To the Editor:

I would like to share a letter that I wrote and sent to Illinois legislators concerning Illinois budget issues. The fiscal problem the State of Illinois is facing today is not due to overly generous pension and health benefits, but is due to the skyrocketing pension debt services created by the Pension Ramp Law of 1995. Over these years, elected officials from both parties have diverted funds that were legally mandated for the pensions as a means for funding education and social programs. Instead of changing the tax structure to allow for the funding of these programs, they used the pensions as a credit card. If the pensions had been funded as required by law, these pensions would be fiscally sound today,

this in spite of the recession recreated by Wall Street. In conclusion, the Illinois Legislature needs to revisit the Pension Ramp, and re-amortize the pensions debt service. It needs to change the tax structure to one that is more progressive. Loopholes for corporations need to be scrutinized for benefits being received. Also, all programs need to be analyzed for actual need and effectiveness. By doing this, the State will find itself with a more fiscally sound budget and in the process will meet its constitutional requirement of not diminishing state retiree pensions and benefits. Earl Shumaker 815-895-7673 earlshumaker@gmail.com

Introversion is perfectly normal It’s not just a women’s issue. Granted, that’s how many of us are framing last month’s decision by Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! Inc., to end telecommuting and require all employees to report to the office. It ignited a firestorm of controversy over whether Mayer, a working mother herself, has backstabbed the sisterhood. Columnist Kathleen Parker called it the latest iteration of the “mommy war.” But there’s another reason we should be debating Mayer’s policy: Some people simply work better alone. My colleagues are rolling their eyes now, so let me rush to provide full disclosure. I’ve worked mainly from home for more than 20 years, going into the office just enough that they don’t give my desk away. I don’t do it because it’s more convenient. I don’t do it because I hate the commute. I do it because I’m an introvert. The word is not a synonym for “shy,” though as a boy, I was that, too. But where shyness is an outsized fear of other people’s disapproval or of social embarrassment, to be an introvert is to be inward turning, more at home in small, intimate groups than large, boisterous ones. It is to prefer the quiet to the loud, reflection to exhortation, solitude to socializing. For years, I struggled with that, wondered why I prefer the rainy afternoon spent watching old movies or reading a book to the sunny afternoon at a backyard barbecue watching people do the electric slide. Then, last year, I chanced

VIEWS Leonard Pitts upon a book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. It was the first time anyone had ever explained me to me. Turns out I’m not the only one. Turns out introversion is perfectly normal. Except that our culture is biased toward extroverts. It’s a bias reflected both in Mayer’s decision and in the attagirls she has received from the likes of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He argues, as she did, that collaboration – “synergy” is the buzzword – produces the best results. This is conventional wisdom in American business. Indeed, Cain notes that per person square footage in offices has shrunk by more than half since the ’70s in the belief that “open space” floor plans that force people together facilitate teamwork and, thus, productivity. For some of us, it probably does. But not for all. The savvy CEO will understand this, will realize that the alone space is where introverts find the stuff that powers their best work and will – wherever practical – accommodate that. And, as Cain points out, quiet people, left to their own devices, have produced rather significant moments in culture, science and politics. Her list of their

contributions includes: the theory of relativity; “1984,” “Schindler’s List,” Charlie Brown, Google and the Montgomery bus boycott. All that said, I have a sinking fear that after this column, I’ll never be invited to another backyard barbecue again. Good friends, please invite me; I’ll even bring the banana pudding. But at the same time, please forgive me if I leave early. As Cain notes, it is not that the introvert doesn’t enjoy the company of others. Rather, it’s that after a certain point, it leaves him feeling physically drained. That’s who I am – less Bill Clinton than Al Gore – and I’ve given myself permission to stop fighting it. Marissa Mayer may or may not be a traitor to modern mommyhood. But she has certainly bought into the one-sizefits-all mentality that says productivity and creativity are found when colleagues meet at the water cooler – and only there. She is wrong and I am proof. This week, I’ll go into the office to make sure my desk is still there. I’ll kibitz with my friends. But when it’s time to get down to work I’ll slip on the noise-canceling headphones, block out the world and seek what people like me always, instinctively seek: a quiet and alone inner space where it is possible to simply, finally... be.

• Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via email at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

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One good way to reduce crime is to make life difficult for people who break the law. That’s the approach that the city of DeKalb is taking, and here’s hoping their exercise of authority has some effect. First, there are hundreds of people out there who have not paid fines or skipped court dates for violating DeKalb city ordinances, DeKalb City Attorney Dean Frieders has said. After sending out a letter reminding people of the problem, the city will try to have a warrant issued for their arrest. Then the individuals could have the opportunity to explain to a judge why they haven’t complied with the law. This sounds about right. People with outstanding fines or missed court dates would have a final opportuFor the record nity to turn themselves in and work things out with The fines and arrest the city. But if they continue threats might seem dracoto ignore their responsibilinian to some, but when a ty under the law, they could community is trying to cut end up in jail. Isn’t that down on crime, it can’t also where people expect to wind be tolerant of those who up if they ignore the law flout the law. long enough? The city also has stepped up the fines for having a vehicle towed and is finding more reasons to tow vehicles away. Police can have a tow truck haul away vehicles of people engaged in unlawful behavior – think DUI or drug trafficking – and impound the vehicles until the owners pay a $500 fee to reclaim them. The city has towed about 80 vehicles connected to illegal activity in a little more than 40 days, Police Chief Gene Lowery has said. That certainly also makes it more difficult for lawbreakers. It’s tough to commit street crimes without any way to cruise the streets. Maybe if they plan to break the law again, they’ll choose to do so somewhere other than DeKalb. Finally, the city’s much-maligned new housing bureau could also be having an effect. The bureau has opened more than 30 cases involving crime in rental properties and the eviction process has begun in at least six, according to a report from City Housing Coordinator Carl Leoni to the City Council this week. Turns out absentee landlords weren’t always attuned to the fact that their properties had become home to squatters and drug activity, or were the site of multiple police calls. It’s good that the city is stepping up to take action. The fines and arrest threats might seem draconian to some, but when a community is trying to cut down on crime, it can’t also be tolerant of those who flout the law.

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Access laws need change Here’s a hypothetical – and, yes, morbid – scenario: You just died. (Hey, “spring ahead” is rough!) Amid the grieving, your family wants to make sure all your friends know and can pay their respects. But being the technological hipster you, ahem, were, the only place you kept all their contact information was in your cyber-cloud account owned by OutFaceLook.com. (Hey, this is hypothetical.) Nobody, though, knows your account password so your family contacts OutFaceLook for assistance in accessing address books, personal photos, even bank information. (Call them digital assets.) While the OutFaceLook staff might be kind enough to help, the 1986 federal Stored Communications Act actually requires them to protect your privacy by not providing access to your account to someone other than yourself. And remember, they can’t see you now. Welcome to why nobody showed up for your funeral. To say nothing of what might happen to your “digital assets” involving everything from retailers to play lists to OutFaceLook.com photos. The scenario may be a stretch but it goes to the importance of the need for Congress to make a priority of updating the Stored Communications Act. The March 2 Times news report “In death, Facebook photos could vanish” related this critical-but-underemphasized effort in explaining how Karen Williams of Beaverton, Ore., is fighting an 8-year battle to access the “digital assets” of her 22-year-old son who died in a 2005 motorcycle accident. As The Associated Press report noted, legislative efforts meant to help people like Williams are facing intense opposition from a technology industry continually trying to make sure identities are protected and accounts not hijacked. How tough a challenge is this? According to the report, the federal law even trumps those few people who have the foresight to include transferring “digital assets” to others via a last will and testament. Clearly, steps must be taken to change the law so that accessing address books and photos stored electronically is no different than picking up an address book or photo album at the deceased’s house. Unfortunately, it appears easier said than done. The Oregon Legislature even sided with Williams by trying to draft legislation. The tech industry objected and now any change will depend on what the Uniform Law Commission decides. This is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that crafts legislation for states to help standardize laws. Ideally, its efforts will yield changes Congress can adopt quickly so all your OutLookFace.com friends can do more than pass along their cyber-sympathies. St. Cloud (Minn.) Times

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Today will start with clouds, but sunshine will break through this morning and afternoon. It will be breezy and cool with highs in the 30s. The week will continue to be unseasonably cool with highs in the 30s and low 40s. There is also a chance of isolated rain or snow showers each day.

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Kaneland and Northern Illinois graduate P.J. Fleck (right) is one of college football’s crop of young coaches. PAGE B4

SECTION B Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

NIU VOLLEYBALL

Dacanay comes up big; will sign with NIU By JOE STEVENSON joestevenson@shawmedia.com AP photo

Mo. golfer survives fall into Ill. course sinkhole ST. LOUIS – Mark Mihal was having a good opening day on the links when he noticed an unusual depression on the fairway of the 14th hole at Annbriar Golf Club in southern Illinois. Remarking to his friends how awkward it would be to have to hit out of it, he went over for a closer look. One step onto the pocked section and the 43-yearold mortgage broker was plunging into a sinkhole. He landed 18 feet down with a painful thud, and his friends managed to hoist him to safety with a rope after about 20 minutes. But Friday’s experience gave Mihal quite a fright, particularly after the much-publicized recent death of a man in Florida whose body hasn’t been found since a sinkhole swallowed him and his bedroom. “I feel lucky just to come out of it with a shoulder injury, falling that far and not knowing what I was going to hit,” Mihal, from the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur, told The Associated Press before heading off to learn whether he’ll need surgery. “It was absolutely crazy.” Mihal said it was a real downer on what had been a fine outing.

Paige Dacanay knew the ‘L’ for her volleyball position, while designating libero, also could stand for “last” to be recruited. It’s understood in the volleyball world that the tall girls get picked first, then the shorter girls who fill less glamorous, yet still valuable, roles get their shots. The 5-foot-3 Prairie Ridge senior was fine with that. In fact, it worked out to her advantage because she gained more college attention this winter with Club Fusion’s top team, 18 Black. Dacanay will sign with Northern Illinois University and will attend the DeKalb

school on an NCAA Division I volleyball scholarship. Dacanay had some scholarship offers a year ago, but more schools were interested in the past few months. Her decision came down to Loyola (Md.), Wisconsin-Green Bay and NIU. “Being on the top team, I got more interest,” said Dacanay, who played on Fusion’s 17 White last year. “And I know the smaller girls get picked last. Playing on Black and our high school season really helped me.” Prairie Ridge was 30-9 overall, 11-1 in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division, tying for the title with Crystal Lake South. “NIU was my favorite,” Dacanay said. “When I walked onto the campus, I just had a

feeling of excitement. I’m excited to get there and try to compete my first year.” Dacanay was on the Wolves’ varsity team for two seasons. She worked her way through other programs and then joined Fusion two years ago. “It’s hard work,” she said. “I’ve always worked hard. With Fusion White, I got a lot of playing time and led the team in assists. Being on Black now has been a really good experience.”

• Joe Stevenson is a senior sports writer for Shaw Media. He can be reached by email Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com at joestevenson@shawmedia. com. You also can follow him Prairie Ridge’s Paige Dacanay dives for the ball Nov. 1 during the Class on Twitter @nwh_JoePrep- 4A Jacobs Sectional final against Boylan. Dacanay will sign with Northern Illinois. Zone.

BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

FULL NELSON

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8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball Bulls at Sacramento, 9 p.m., CSN The Bulls (35-28) have lost three of their past four and have struggled with injuries all season. However, they get to play the Kings (22-43). Also on TV... Baseball World Baseball Classic, second round, Italy vs. United States or Puerto Rico, at Miami, 6 p.m., MLB Men’s college basketball Big East Conference, second round, Providence vs. Cincinnati, at New York, 11 a.m., ESPN Big East Conference, second round, Syracuse vs. Seton Hall-South Florida winner, at New York, 1 p.m., ESPN Big East Conference, second round, Villanova vs. St. John’s, at New York, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Big East Conference, second round, Notre Dame vs. Rutgers-DePaul winner, at New York, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Men’s college lacrosse Duke at North Carolina, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU Pro basketball Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m., ESPN New York at Denver, 9:30 p.m., ESPN Soccer UEFA Champions League, Porto at Malaga, 2:30 p.m., FSN

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Sycamore senior Scott Nelson is the Daily Chronicle’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Nelson’s progress pushed the Spartans to a regional title.

Sycamore senior sparks Spartans to late hot streak, regional title By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com Scott Nelson went to work every day with Sycamore assistant coach Ryan Picolotti. He drilled one-on-one against Sycamore’s other post players and practiced his offensive moves over and over, eventually developing a jump hook that few in the area could defend. By the second half of his senior season Nelson emerged as one of the best all-around players in the area, his offense having finally caught up with

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. the defense that was always there. “When Scott played well, we obviously played much better as a team

and were a much harder team to play against,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said. “We were a different team when we were getting that production inside out of him than when we weren’t.” With Nelson’s development, the Spartans used a late-season hot streak to capture their first regional championship since 2004 and finished the season at 19-11. Sycamore registered a mere five wins when Nelson joined the varsity team as a sophomore and only won nine games last year.

See NELSON, page B3

All-Area first team Bernie Conley Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, guard Devin Mottet Sycamore, junior, wing Scott Nelson, Sycamore, senior, center Matt Limbrunner Kaneland, senior, forward Adam Price Genoa-Kingston, senior, forward

• First-team player capsules, second-team and honorable mention selections, and a breakdown of the top 10 boys basketball games of the season on Page B3.

BEARS

Bears, general manager Emery start with bang CHICAGO – Bears general manager Phil Emery must have watched the Super Bowl. That would seem kind of obvious, right? But, hey, it’s dangerous to make assumptions in this line of work. Although unlikely, it could have been plausible that Emery spent his Super Bowl evening watching “Property Brothers” or “Real Housewives of Atlanta” or some

VIEWS Tom Musick other cable TV filler. Now, I’m ready to announce with conviction: Emery watched the Super Bowl. How do I know this? Because Emery – and, by proxy, the Bears – signed a highly skilled tight end Tues-

day. A real, living, breathing, blocking, pass-catching, modern-day tight end. A few hours later, Emery went out and signed a Pro Bowl left tackle. Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod, come on down. Wow. What a start. Of course, the Bears’ first season under head coach Marc Trestman will be decided on Sundays in autumn, not weekdays in March. But Em-

ery provided his new coach with major upgrades at two of his team’s weakest – and most important – positions. Let’s begin with Bennett. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound target caught 55 passes for 626 yards and five touchdowns last season with the New York Giants. That’s better production than five-year veteran Kellen Davis has had in his career (47 catches, 529 yards, 11 TDs).

Now, instead of watching Davis miss blocks and drop passes and fall down, Trestman will be able to design plays for one of the NFL’s up-and-coming tight ends. Bennett, 26, will join Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett to present all sorts of matchup headaches for opposing defenses.

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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY

Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 39 24 .619 Bulls 35 28 .556 Milwaukee 32 30 .516 Detroit 23 43 .348 Cleveland 22 42 .344 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 38 23 .623 Brooklyn 38 27 .585 Boston 34 29 .540 Toronto 25 39 .391 Philadelphia 24 39 .381 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 48 14 .774 Atlanta 34 29 .540 Washington 20 42 .323 Orlando 18 47 .277 Charlotte 14 50 .219

Boys Track Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston at Sycamore Indoor Invitational, 4 p.m.

THURSDAY Baseball Ashton-Franklin Center at HinckleyBig Rock, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Somonauk, 4:30 p.m. Softball Ashton-Franklin Center at HinckleyBig Rock, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Somonauk, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Indian Creek at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Stillman Valley at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m.

Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 49 16 .754 Memphis 42 19 .689 Houston 34 30 .531 Dallas 30 33 .476 New Orleans 22 43 .338 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 47 17 .734 Denver 43 22 .662 Utah 33 31 .516 Portland 29 33 .468 Minnesota 22 39 .361 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 45 20 .692 Golden State 36 29 .554 L.A. Lakers 34 31 .523 Phoenix 22 42 .344 Sacramento 22 43 .338 x-clinched playoff spot

Baseball Genoa-Kingston at Elgin Westminster, 4:30 p.m. Softball DeKalb at Hampshire, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Jacobs, 4:30 p.m.

Sycamore girls bowling coach Webb steps down Lance Webb has stepped down as the Sycamore varsity girls bowling coach. “I would like to thank Coach Aaron Williams for giving me the chance to assist the Boys team and giving me the courage to be the Girls head Coach,” Webb wrote in an email. “I have been able to spend 8 great years around High School Bowling and all that time with my Son Jake and Daughter Kayla.” Webb led the Spartans to a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference championship this year as Sycamore edged Morris by one pin. Webb was Sycamore’s head coach for four seasons.

DeKalb girls badminton loses to Glenbard South The DeKalb girls badminton team suffered a 14-1 loss to Glenbard South on Wednesday. The Barbs’ Jessica Katrein got a 21-13, 18-21, 21-19 win at No. 10 singles for DeKalb’s lone victory.

NIU baseball loses to Murray State The Northern Illinois baseball team fell to 2-13 on the season with a 7-1 loss at Murray State on Tuesday. The Huskies had just two hits, which came courtesy of Landon Tenhagen and DeKalb graduate Brian Sisler. Micah McCulloch got NIU’s loan RBI on a bases-loaded walk. NIU concludes its series at Murray State this afternoon at 3 p.m.

Blackhawks assign Montador to AHL CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned defenseman Steve Montador to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and recalled forward Jimmy Hayes. The Hawks announced the moves Tuesday. Montador was placed on waivers Monday and cleared them, meaning the team retained his rights. He has appeared in only one game since he suffered a concussion in February 2012 and that was in March. He has not played this season. Hayes has 22 goals and 17 assists for Rockford.

Dominican Republic gets past Italy in WBC MIAMI – Robinson Cano pumped his fist. Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez danced together near home plate. Fernando Rodney pointed to the sky after the final out. The Dominican Republic Nelson Cruz’s two-out, RBI single broke a seventh-inning tie, and the Dominicans overcame an early four-run deficit Tuesday to beat Italy, 5-4, in the World Baseball Classic. The Dominicans (4-0) advanced to a winner’s-bracket game Thursday night in the double-elimination second round. – Staff, wire reports

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Bulls point guard Derrick Rose works out before a game against the Utah Jazz on Friday at the United Center.

BULLS

Rose still not sure when he’ll return The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Derrick Rose is still not sure he’ll play this season, saying that at this point the obstacles are more mental than physical as he tries to return from knee surgery. The Bulls’ star guard told reporters before practice Tuesday in Los Angeles that he can “do everything.” “It’s just me having the confidence to do it. I’m just trying to feel normal. When I’m out there and not thinking and just reacting, that’s when I know I’ll be ready.” He said he’ll return when he feels “normal” and added: “If that’s in a couple days, that’s great. If it’s not, I’m fine.” Rose also said there’s no cutoff date for him to return even though there are only 19 games remaining. The Bulls have gone 35-28 this season without the former MVP point guard. Their next game is today at Sacramento, but coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose will

not return against the Kings. Rose spoke exactly 10 months after he had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. His status has been a running soap opera, but he says he’s felt no pressure from the organization to return and downplayed the idea that any rift has developed. His brother and manager Reggie Rose ripped the Bulls for standing pat at the trade deadline in an interview with ESPNChicago.com, saying it could be a “big factor” in whether Derrick plays this season. Then, the website reported last week that Derrick Rose had been medically cleared to play but told the team he won’t until he can dunk with confidence off his left foot. It all seemed to fuel the idea that the team and its star were not on the same page. “Crazy, making up stuff,” Rose said. “Everybody assumes everything. I’m the last person that someone would have a

confrontation with. I’m not trying to argue with anyone. Everything’s been great. It’s crazy all the stories that are going on that I know aren’t true.” He also defended Reggie Rose’s right to speak his mind, whether he agrees or not. “My brother is my brother, where I’m going to have his back, no matter what, so the comments, he just felt he had to say something,” Derrick Rose said. “That’s his opinion. I just felt the organization has been doing a great job of getting people around me, but he just had to get it off his chest.” Rose said the mental hurdles didn’t catch him off guard. He said agent B.J. Armstrong prepared him for it and told him not to rush back. “If I would rush back and something was to happen, everybody would say, ‘Why did you rush back?’ So I’m just taking my time and being prepared and knowing when I come back I want to be 100 percent,” Rose said.

NFL FREE AGENCY

Gonzalez back to Falcons; Fitzpatrick cut by Bills The ASSOCIATED PRESS The Baltimore Ravens are paying the price for winning a Super Bowl. The NFL champions lost two key components of their defense, linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe, as free agency began Tuesday. On Monday, they traded star receiver Anquan Boldin, a key to their title run, to San Francisco – the team the Ravens beat, 34-31, to win the championship. Kruger went north to division rival Cleveland for a five-year, $40 million deal, while Ellerbe headed south to Miami for $35 million over five years. Steelers receiver Mike Wallace joined Ellerbe in choosing the Dolphins. The 49ers didn’t go untouched, either. After giving up a sixth-round draft pick for Boldin, they saw tight end Delanie Walker leave for Tennessee. San Francisco also confirmed the trade of backup quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City, a deal that was known for weeks. The 49ers will receive the Chiefs’ second-round pick, 34th overall, in this year’s draft and a conditional pick in next

year’s draft. The 32-year-old Boldin expressed surprise that he was traded. “I thought this was the last stop of my career but regardless of the circumstances I came here to win a Championship ... and in February we came home Champions,” he said on Twitter. Ellerbe also tweeted as he moved on to the Dolphins. “Just wanna take time to THANK GOD for being in this position I’m in! Before I make da BIGGEST DECISION in my life I just wanna thank him!!!” Ellerbe said. Kruger led the Ravens with nine sacks and added 2½ in the playoffs and two in the Super Bowl. But he was too expensive for Baltimore to keep. Wallace will give Miami the speedy receiver it has sought after getting just three touchdown catches from its wideouts last season. Denver ensured that Peyton Manning will be the Broncos’ quarterback through at least 2014. The four-time MVP’s contract called for a guaranteed salary of $20 million in 2013 and 2014 if he was on the Denver ros-

ter Tuesday. The final two years of his contract are worth $19 million each, but are not guaranteed. Coming off multiple neck operations, Manning threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns last season and was the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He turns 37 on March 24. Kansas City was busy finding support for Smith on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with tight end Anthony Fasano, a three-year, $12.6 million contract with defensive tackle Mike DeVito, and a threeyear deal with Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel. Teams also made cuts Tuesday. The biggest were Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo and Nnamdi Asomugha in Philadelphia. The Bills’ starting quarterback was released 1½ years after getting a six-year, $59 million contract extension. Fitzpatrick struggled after signing the new deal, and the Bills went 6-10 in 2011 and in 2012. Buffalo has not made the playoffs since 1999, the longest active streak in the NFL. For now, the Bills’ No. 1 quarterback is Tarvaris Jackson.

Emery’s free agency work far from finished • BEARS Continued from page B1 It’s no secret that dynamic tight ends have become an important ingredient for top offenses. Remember last month’s Super Bowl – the one I’m now certain that Emery watched? In that game, the Baltimore Ravens’ and San Francisco 49ers’ tight ends combined for 15 catches for 215 yards and a touchdown. That is not a typo. Look no further than the Bears’ rivals in the NFC North to gauge the value of today’s tight ends. The Green Bay Packers have Jermichael Finley, the Detroit Lions have Brandon Pettigrew, and the Minnesota Vikings have Kyle Rudolph. Then again, what good are multidimensional receiving targets if Cutler can’t take as much as a three-step drop without being planted in the Soldier Field turf? That’s where Bushrod enters the equation.

For the past six seasons, Bushrod has helped to protect star quarterback Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints. Bushrod has impressive size (6-foot-5, 315 pounds), two Pro Bowl nods at left tackle, and a Super Bowl ring from the 2009 season. In New Orleans, Bushrod’s position coach was Aaron Kromer, the Bears’ new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. He should have a great grasp of Kromer’s blocking schemes, and he can pitch in to help teach his new teammates. It’s easy to pick on J’Marcus Webb because he is a gigantic goofball, but the truth is that he has developed into a capable starter during the past couple of seasons. By adding Bushrod to the mix, the Bears could slide Webb to right tackle, while former first-round pick Gabe Carimi could compete for a starting spot at guard. Is the offensive line perfect? Of course not. Is it better? Absolutely. Emery’s work is far from finished. He must figure out a way to add depth despite a budget that was constrained

by Henry Melton’s $8.45 million franchise-tag price. For starters, the Bears need a reliable middle linebacker. Maybe that player will be Brian Urlacher, whose first day as an unrestricted free agent passed quietly, or maybe it will be a younger player from outside of the organization. The Bears also could use a few more “big uglies” on the offensive and defensive line, not to mention a nickelback, a deep-threat wide receiver and plenty else. Some of those voids will be filled via next month’s draft, while others will be filled sooner. Based on Tuesday’s results, Trestman will have plenty to work with this season thanks to his aggressive general manager. Yes, it was only one day for Emery and the Bears. But it was a good day.

• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@ shawmedia.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.

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Today’s Games Cleveland 95, Washington 90 Charlotte 100, Boston 74 L.A. Lakers 106, Orlando 97 Brooklyn 108, New Orleans 98 Miami 98, Atlanta 81 Minnesota 107, San Antonio 83 Dallas 115, Milwaukee 108 Memphis at Portland (n) Today’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 7 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Bulls at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. New York at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. New York at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Results Philadelphia 106, Brooklyn 97 San Antonio 105, Oklahoma City 93 Utah 103, Detroit 90 Denver 108, Phoenix 93 Golden State 92, New York 63

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 26 21 2 3 45 St. Louis 26 14 10 2 30 Detroit 26 12 9 5 29 Nashville 25 10 9 6 26 Columbus 27 10 12 5 25 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 25 12 7 6 30 Minnesota 25 13 10 2 28 Colorado 24 10 10 4 24 Edmonton 25 9 11 5 23 Calgary 24 9 11 4 22 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 25 19 3 3 41 Los Angeles 24 14 8 2 30 San Jose 25 11 8 6 28 Phoenix 25 12 10 3 27 Dallas 24 12 10 2 26

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 27 19 8 0 38 100 78 New Jersey 26 12 9 5 29 65 75 N.Y. Rangers 25 13 10 2 28 64 61 N.Y. Islanders 26 11 12 3 25 77 88 Philadelphia 27 12 14 1 25 75 82 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 26 17 5 4 38 84 66 Boston 24 17 4 3 37 72 53 Ottawa 26 13 8 5 31 61 54 Toronto 27 15 11 1 31 81 75 Buffalo 27 10 14 3 23 70 84 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 25 15 9 1 31 79 69 Winnipeg 26 13 11 2 28 68 76 Tampa Bay 26 11 14 1 23 88 81 Washington 25 10 14 1 21 69 76 Florida 27 7 14 6 20 66 101 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Tuesday’s Results Vancouver 2, Columbus 1, SO Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Carolina 4, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2 Winnipeg 5, Toronto 2 St. Louis 4, San Jose 2 Anaheim 2, Minnesota 1 Nashville at Dallas (n) Edmonton at Colorado, (n) Los Angeles at Phoenix, (n) Today’s Games Ottawa at Montreal, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida at Boston, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 6 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 6 p.m. Blackhawks at Columbus, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Results Boston 3, Ottawa 2 (SO) Los Angeles 3, Calgary 1

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


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Kish volleyball recruit committed to helping others Mackenzie Curran was Lyndi Scholl’s big sister in the Kaneland volleyball program’s big sister/little sister mentoring program. In March 2010, Curran suffered an arteriovenous malformation in her brain, and her life was turned on its ear. She needed extensive therapy to rebuild many of the cognitive functions that once came naturally, and she had plenty of helping hands along her road to recovery. Scholl observed the popular Curran’s challenging recovery closely, and the idea of assisting students with special needs began to carry

appeal. Now a Kaneland senior, Scholl is making her mark uplifting many of Kaneland’s special needs students with daily acts of kindness. “I knew it was going to be an impact but I didn’t think it was going to be life-changing, but it definitely has changed my life in a big, big way,” Scholl said. Scholl, who committed in January to play college volleyball at Kishwaukee College, is spending the final months of her Kaneland years doing all she can to make sure other Kaneland students receive the caliber

PREP ZONE Jay Schwab of support that Curran did. Two of the Kaneville resident’s class periods are spent working with special needs students, including a P.E. leadership class that she was supposed to take for one semester, but was asked to continue for the entire year because she was such a great fit. She also regularly eats lunch with the students. “They’re all my best friends,” Scholl said. “You

DAILY CHRONICLE ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL FIRST TEAM Bernie Conley Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, guard Conley helped lead a senior-laden team to back-toback Little Ten titles. He was the Royals’ leading scorer at 13 points a game and also averaged better than three assists and two steals a contest. Along with Jared Madden, his pressure on the ball made the Royals a rugged defensive unit.

Devin Mottet Sycamore, junior, wing Sycamore’s offense often ran through Mottet, who was one of the most versatile players in the area. He created matchup problems for

opponents with his ability to set up in the post and hit shots from beyond the arc, averaging 15.4 points a game. He’s also a very skilled passer for a forward, averaging 2.3 assists a game.

Scott Nelson Sycamore, senior, center Nelson is the Daily Chronicle Player of the Year and a major reason for the Spartans more than doubling their win total from a year ago. Few teams had an answer for Nelson inside. He was the area’s most skilled big man, a great offensive rebounder and also a very good free-throw shooter.

Matt Limbrunner Kaneland, senior, forward Limbrunner was the Knights’ go-

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Drew David Kaneland, junior, guard Andre Harris DeKalb, senior, forward Jared Madden Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, guard Zach Michels Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, forward Ben Niemann Sycamore, junior, forward

Michael Bayler Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, forward Jake Carpenter DeKalb, senior, forward Garrison Govig Indian Creek, junior, center Kyle Lieving Indian Creek, senior, guard Rudy Lopez DeKalb, sophomore, guard

to scoring option, averaging almost 14 points and six rebounds a game. The senior helped Kaneland to an Northern Illinois Big 12 East championship after a slow start to the season.

Adam Price Genoa-Kingston, senior, forward On a team lacking a lot of depth in the front court, Price provided much-needed scoring inside, averaging better than 16 points a game along with eight rebounds. Price helped lead G-K to a 16-11 record, but the Cogs were ousted in the regional quarterfinals after moving up to Class 3A this season. Mason Lucca Genoa-Kingston, senior, guard Tommy Lucca Genoa-Kingston, freshman, guard John Pruett Kaneland, junior, forward Mitch Ruh Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, forward Jaron Todd Indian Creek, senior, guard

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Sycamore’s Scott Nelson is the Daily Chronicle’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year. “To have that post presence inside, teams have to recognize that and eventually have to double team. Scott’s very unselfish and would kick the ball out; it made us a much more balanced team.” Sycamore was equally efficient on defense, holding opponents to 37.5 percent shooting for the season. With Nelson anchoring the middle, there were never many quality looks in the paint.

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Nelson was one of only two players left from the Sycamore team that finished the 2010-11 season with just five wins, making this year’s success even more meaningful. “The turnaround for us was pretty impactful, especially in my senior year,” Nelson said. “That was a huge turnaround. I really wasn’t expecting such a great year, especially after the past two years.”

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She said she likely will go into physical therapy with an emphasis on working with the disabled. At Kishwaukee, Scholl will reunite with former Kaneland teammate Grace Fabrizius, who will be a sophomore for the Kougars next season. Scholl said the presence of Fabrizius at the Malta school helped her select Kishwaukee over a few four-year, in-state options. “She wasn’t sure if she want to play college volleyball and then at end of year her senior year she decided to go to Kish,” Scholl said. “I went and watched her so I

knew who the girls were, who the team was, so it was always in the back of my mind. I was always thinking about that school.” Scholl is enthused about living at University Plaza on the NIU campus. “I get all the benefits of begin an NIU student, but I go to Kish, and it’s like a five minute drive, and there’s a bus that takes me [to campus], so I don’t even need to drive,” she said.

• Jay Schwab is a sports editor for Shaw Media. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@shawmedia.com.

A LOOK BACK

The top 10 games of the season By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com The high school boys basketball season certainly wasn’t short on close games and surprising results. Hinckley-Big Rock was the area’s most consistent team and won its second consecutive Little Ten title while Sycamore continued a dramatic two-year turnaround with a regional championship. Kaneland also came away with the Northern Illinois Big 12 East crown. Here are the top 10 games the Daily Chronicle covered this season.

10. Hiawatha 44, Leland-Earlville 43, on Dec. 7, 2012 Hiawatha endured a tough season, but got off to a good start in its Little Ten Conference opener. On its home court, the Hawks rallied in the fourth quarter for a one-point win. A driving layup from senior Ed Canchola and a short jumper by senior Dakotah Quimby catalyzed a 5-0 run in the final two minutes.

9. Hinckley-Big Rock 51, Genoa-Kingston 40, on Jan. 8, 2013 Two of the most electric backcourts in the area squared off in this nonconference game in early January. Forward Zach Michels had 11 big points for the Royals, who locked down defensively and came away with a big win on the road. Adam Price led the Cogs with 12 points.

8. Sycamore 55, DeKalb 32, on Jan. 25, 2013

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For his individual statistics and team accomplishments, Nelson has been named the Daily Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Sycamore junior wing Devin Mottet and Hinckley-Big Rock senior point guard Bernie Conley also received consideration for the award. Nelson is joined on the All-Area first team by Mottet, Conley, Kaneland senior center Matt Limbrunner and Genoa-Kingston senior forward Adam Price. Nelson averaged 9.4 points and 4.3 rebounds a game for the Spartans, shooting better than 54 percent from the field. He also led the team in offensive rebounds at almost two a game. “On offense, we turned it more towards getting it into the post,” Nelson said. “We’ve gotten a lot more opportunities to do separate work in the post. That really helped me grow.” Nelson stood out down the stretch, recording a team-high 16 points in Sycamore’s 55-32 win over DeKalb to snap an 11-game losing streak in the rivalry. He also scored eight consecutive third-quarter points against Hampshire in the regional final, catalyzing a run that would give Sycamore the lead for good. “We were able to benefit from getting the ball inside to him and [Mottet],” Stacy said.

see them in the hallway and they’re always saying ‘Hey,’ they’re like the happiest people ever. You see them, and it’s just awesome. It just makes your day awesome.” Kishwaukee women’s volleyball coach Stephanie Gooden called Scholl a “role model” in addition to praising the versatile hitter’s volleyball skills. Scholl plans to extend her community service efforts beyond the Kaneland campus. She recently took part in a Polar Plunge event with her father in Joliet to help raise money for Special Olympics.

Sycamore entered the annual rivalry game at Northern Illinois’s Convocation Center with an 11-game losing streak against the Barbs. However, the Spartans would quickly prove that this year would be different. Sycamore started the game on a 9-0 run and never trailed. The Spartans led by as many as 30 points in the fourth quarter and emphatically ended the losing streak.

7. DeKalb 50, Kaneland 45, on Feb. 8 The Barbs struggled for most of the season, but hit a groove late in the year. The Barbs got balanced scoring

throughout their lineup and made free throws down the stretch to seal the win. It was DeKalb’s first win in more than a month and the Barbs spoiled Kaneland’s chance to grab the conference title.

6. Sycamore 54, DeKalb 49 on Feb. 22, 2013 The second game of the season between the two rivals would prove to be a much closer affair. Sycamore again started well at the start, sprinting to an 8-0 run, but this time DeKalb wouldn’t let the Spartans pull away. The Barbs kept things close and took a onepoint lead early in the fourth quarter, but Sycamore responded. The Spartans went on a 12-2 run and won their second consecutive game over DeKalb.

5. Hinckley-Big Rock 64, Indian Creek 60, on Jan. 15, 2013 The last two undefeated teams in the Little Ten met in Hinckley for sole possession of the conference lead. H-BR led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter before Indian Creek rallied. The Timberwolves comeback started with consecutive four-point plays from Jaron Todd and Indian Creek slowly chipped away in the fourth quarter. They got within two, but Mitch Ruh sank two free throws in the final seconds to clinch the home win for H-BR.

4. Sycamore 51, Hampshire 44, in Class 3A Burlington Central Regional finals The Spartans hadn’t won a regional championship since 2004, but were coming off one of their best performances of the season with a 20-point win over Rochelle. A back-and-forth affair seemed to be slipping away from Sycamore as Hampshire took an eight-point lead in the third quarter. But Scott Nelson scored eight consecutive points and the Spartans used a 15-0 run to take the lead for good. Sycamore went 9-for-10 from the line and won its first postseason trophy in nine seasons.

3. Indian Creek 58, Newark 57 (OT), in Little Ten Conference Tournament semifinals More than 32 minutes were necessary to decide

who would face H-BR in the tournament finals. Indian Creek built an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Newark stormed back. Down two on the final possession, Newark’s Brett Anderson launched a 3-pointer that came up short but fell into the hands of teammate Jack Clausel who put it back up for a layup as time expired. Indian Creek rallied in overtime and Garrison Govig hit one of two free throws with 9.6 seconds left for the game-winning point.

2. Kaneland 43, Sycamore 42 on Jan. 22, 2013 Drew David missed the first meeting between the two teams, but certainly made his impact felt in the second matchup. Sycamore led for most of the second half, but didn’t make a field goal in the final four minutes. Still the Spartans held a two-point lead in the final 30 seconds as Kaneland called a timeout with possession. The play was designed for Matt Limbrunner inside, but with the Spartans denying the post, David took a pass near the top of the arc, pumpfaked past a defender and drained a 3-pointer as time expired for the win.

1. Hinckley-Big Rock 58, Mooseheart 51 on Dec. 5, 2012 More than 30 minutes before the game started, everyone could tell this was going to be something more than just another nonconference regularseason game. The H-BR gym sold out as the administration had to turn people away who wanted to see two great small-school teams. The two schools also happened to be involved in a little bit of controversy surrounding the eligibility of three Mooseheart players. Mooseheart’s South Sudanese players were allowed to play and the game more than lived up to its billing. Mooseheart led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter, but the Royals rallied with a 13-0 run to end the game. Jared Madden had 14 of his 22 points down the stretch and the Royals made an early-season statement.


COLLEGE SPORTS

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FOOTBALL

Kingsbury, Fleck lead wave of young coaches By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press

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ith spring football beginning on campuses around the country this month, six 30-something coaches are getting their first crack at running a program. That doesn’t include Willie Taggart – he’ll be 37 when South Florida kicks off next fall and it will be head coaching job No. 2 for him. It seems that when schools are searching for a leader these days, they are more willing to trust somebody young. “If you’re great at your job, it’s only fair that you move up quickly,” said Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who was 33 when he was hired by his alma mater in December. Hiring a coach who still looks a lot like his college yearbook photo has happened in the past. Bear Bryant was 31 when he got his first job at Maryland in 1944. But in recent years it’s become more common. When Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was hired to be the head coach at his alma mater in 2006, after Randy Walker had died of a heart attack, he was 31 years old. That made him the youngest coach in major college football by five years – and that season started with a total of just six head coaches in their 30s. Fitzgerald, 38, will enter the 2013 season as one of 10 head coaches in their 30s, including three younger than 35. Two others, Matt Wells, who is in his first season at Utah State, and Garrick McGee, in his second year at UAB, turn 40 this offseason. Kingsbury, the former Red Raiders quarterback and Texas A&M offensive coordinator, will be 34 by the time

ilar situation with Temple. Rhule spent last season as an assistant with the New York Giants, but before that he had worked with the Owls for seven years, helping Al Golden revive a program that had been in the doldrums. Rhule was perfectly content in the NFL, but when Steve Addazio left Temple for Boston College, things changed. Rhule’s wife still worked at Temple. “While I don’t have 50 years of coaching experience, I came in with Temple experience,” he said. Taggart – the new South Florida coach – was 34 when he took over at his alma mater, Western Kentucky, back in 2009.

the season kicks off, which is only good for third youngest coach in the country. In January, Western Michigan made 32-year-old P.J. Fleck the youngest coach in FBS, taking the that title away from Toledo’s Matt Campbell, who is exactly one year older than Fleck (a Kaneland and Northern Illinois graduate) and already has been running the Rockets for more than a season. Sports attorneys Russ Campbell and Patrick Strong of Balch Sports represent new Arkansas State coach Bryan Harsin (fourth youngest at 36) and McGee, who turns 40 in April, along with 23 other football coaches. Campbell and Strong hesitate to call this uptick in the hiring of younger coaches a trend. Every situation is different. But they have identified a few reasons why younger coaches might be getting more opportunities.

THE PROCESS HAS CHANGED

EXPOSURE Thanks to increased coverage and new media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it is easier for a good assistant coach to get noticed. “Decision-makers can get to know these coaches before they ever sit down with them,” Campbell and Strong wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “This has accelerated the opportunity for younger coaches to become a known personality.” Kingsbury, who tutored Case Keenum at Houston and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at A&M, and Harsin, who spent 10 seasons at Boise State – his alma mater – and two at Texas, have been rising star offensive coordinators. They bring a buzz with them to their new jobs and the hope that they could be college football’s next offensive genius, like

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Western Michigan’s new football coach, P.J. Fleck, speaks in this Dec. 18 file photo taken in Kalamazoo, Mich. In January, Western Michigan made 32-year-old P.J. Fleck the youngest coach in FBS, taking that title away from Toledo’s Matt Campbell, who is exactly one year older than Fleck and already has been running the Rockets for more than a season. Mike Leach, who coached Kingsbury at Tech, or Gus Malzahn, whom Harsin is replacing at Arkansas State. Kingsbury had the added benefit, like Fitzgerald at Northwestern, of being part of the family at Texas Tech. If

COLLEGE SPORTS

Notre Dame hoops to join ACC next season By TOM COYNE The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, after the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference. The move was announced Tuesday by Notre Dame after a vote by Big East presidents. It comes six months after Notre Dame surprisingly opted to join the ACC in all sports except football and hockey. Tuesday’s move means Notre Dame will join the ACC at the same time as fellow Big East members Pittsburgh and Syracuse, which announced earlier they would join the league. Louisville is expected to join the ACC after next season. The move means Notre Dame coaches can move for-

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ward with scheduling for the 2013-14 school year. “It removes the uncertainty that made it hard for our coaches and athletes, so we’re very happy to resolve that for them,” athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a telephone interview. Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco said the move made sense for the league. “The Big East can now focus fully on its future alignment and rebranding efforts,” he said. Swarbrick would not comment on whether Notre Dame paid an exit fee or other financial terms of the agreement. He said the decision to join the ACC early evolved over time, saying Notre Dame had been in constant touch with the ACC. “It was an ongoing conversation,” he said. “These were daily conversations over weeks and months with the ACC, Big East and the Catholic 7.”

As recently as last month it appeared Notre Dame would remain in the Big East for one more season, with Swarbrick telling coaches to proceed with scheduling for next season under the assumption the Irish would be in the Big East for a 19th season. That was based on the assumption the seven Catholic schools would not be able to form their own league in time for next season. Last week, Aresco said the seven Catholic schools were leaving effective July 1 and taking the Big East name with them. A person familiar with the negotiations last week told The Associated Press the football members, which do not include Notre Dame, will receive a payment of about $100 million from the conference and NCAA men’s basketball tournament funds, with the bulk of the money going to holdover members Cincinnati, Connecticut and South Florida.

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Tommy Tuberville hadn’t left Lubbock to take the Cincinnati job, Kingsbury would likely still be at A&M with Johnny Football. “It had to be Texas Tech at this point,” Kingsbury said. Matt Rhule, 38, had a sim-

Back in the day, athletic directors were often former coaches. Now the people running athletic programs are more likely to have a business background than a sports resume. Also, most schools use consultants and search firms to identify candidates. “These are factors that have moved coaching searches away from the notion that a young coach has to bide his time and more towards the notion of ‘he’s either got it or he doesn’t, regardless of age,’ ” Campbell and Strong wrote. When Tim Beckman left Toledo for Illinois after the 2011 regular season, Matt Campbell, who became the Rockets’ offensive coordinator when he was 29, was the obvious choice to take over. Fleck has been zooming through the coaching ranks since being hired by his alma mater, Northern Illinois, in 2007 – which was his plan. His “bucket list” included being the youngest head football coach in the country. “Somehow, some way. I

knew what I had to do to get there,” he said. Fleck followed Greg Schiano from Rutgers to the NFL, and after one season as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ receiver coach, he was able to cross that item off the list.

PREPARATION Campbell and Strong work with clients to prepare for interviews. “If a well-prepared young coach goes up against an unprepared seasoned coach, the lack-of-experience factor is neutralized a bit,” they wrote. In the case of new Nevada coach Brian Polian, 38, experience really wasn’t a problem. The son of former NFL general manager Bill Polian, who built Super Bowl teams with Buffalo and Indianapolis, has been working in football since he was 10. “When most kids are working at a putt-putt or mowing lawns,” he said, “I was working as a go-fer for the coaches of the Buffalo Bills.” Polian interviewed for the Stanford job after Jim Harbaugh left for the NFL in January 2011. The Cardinal hired David Shaw, who was 38 at the time. After being a serious candidate for other head coaching jobs this past season, Polian couldn’t help but feel that he was overdue. “All of sudden this Nevada thing popped out of thin air,” he said. Polian replaced Hall of Famer Chris Ault, who retired in December. Fitzgerald’s advice to his friend Polian and any other young coach is to realize age doesn’t matter and that no amount of experience as an assistant can truly prepare a coach for his first time calling the shots. “You don’t understand it,” he said, “until you sit in this chair.”


Food

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Luck’s got nothing to do with it

Irish dishes get rich, velvety flavor from Guinness for St. Patrick’s Day Guinness-battered oysters that spare the deep-fryer

Top chefs draw inspiration from Irish brew

EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton

By MICHELE KAYAL The Associated Press

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n a normal day, thirsty revelers easily drain two kegs of Guinness at Boston’s Black Rose tavern. Come St. Patrick’s Day – an official holiday in Bean Town – and they’ll plow

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I have packed four Irish ingredients into one tasty little appetizer – oysters, cabbage, Guinness stout and Colman’s Mustard. What’s that? The skeptics among you are claiming that fully half of those ingredients – the oysters and Colman’s – are ringers? Not so. And here’s why. In search of inspiration for this recipe, I dove into a shelf’s worth of Irish cookbooks. Much to my surprise, oysters kept bobbing to the surface. So I concluded the Irish love oysters. Unfortunately, they tend to love them most when they’re swimming in cream, a fate to which I would never consign them. Here in America we like our oysters fried. But I no more intended to fry these guys than to bathe them in cream. Not only is deep-frying unhealthy, it’s also messy and far too much trouble. As I continued to pore over my Irish cookbooks, I noticed Guinness stout appeared as an ingredient nearly as often as oysters. and suddenly inspiration hit. When it comes to frying, my favorite batter is made with beer. Why not batter my oysters with Guinness (and a bit of flour, of course), then sauté them, rather than fry them? As for the sautéing, a couple of years ago, I learned how well it worked as a frying substitute when I used the technique on beer-battered shrimp. Turns out it works just as well on oysters. As a result, this recipe requires only a single tablespoon of oil, instead of the 4 cups usually called for in deep-fat frying. And the oysters turn out with a nice (albeit not so stiff) crust. That said, a non-stick pan is a must for this recipe. Now I just needed to sauce them up a bit, which brings us to Colman’s Mustard. I know it’s made in England, not Ireland, but that’s close enough for me. What I love about Colman’s is it’s seriously hot, very reminiscent in its tear-inducing, nasal-cleansing potency of the equally scorching Chinese mustard many of us love. I added a generous dollop of the stuff to a combo of mayo and Greek yogurt, along with some chopped pickles. The only thing missing now was a nod to one of Ireland’s favorite vegeta

thorough 55 kegs. “It’s pretty crazy over there,” said Keenan Langlois, corporate chef for The Black Rose and the seven other restaurants in Boston’s Glynn Hospitality Group. “People start early and spend all day there.” And these days, not all of that Guinness is going down parched gullets. With what he says is the largest Guinness account in the state of Massachusetts, Langlois figured it was time to use it as an ingredient in food, too. His Black Rose burger stacks prime beef with Irish bacon, shredded cabbage and Guinness-spiked ketchup. And he’s not alone. Chefs long have known the hearty Irish stout, brewed in Dublin since 1759, could add complexity to stews, soups, dips and even desserts. They use its bitterness and toasty malt flavor to offset rich, fatty meats, and echo its notes of chocolate and coffee in cakes and ice cream. Its creaminess offers a great platform for cheese, they say, especially Irish blues. “It has a rich spectrum of uses,” said Paul Hartley, author of “Guinness: An Official Celebration of 250 Remarkable Years” (Hamlyn, 2009). “It’s this rounded velvety feel, and it fuses with all the right things. Like oysters and blue cheese and chocolate. From time to time, I marinate chicken in Guinness and lime and grill it. It brings all that to life.” Hartley’s idea of the perfect St. Patrick’s Day starts with Guinness-marinated Irish bacon, moves onto crepes with Guinness-poached mushrooms for lunch, and ends with a dinner of Irish “beef cobbler,” that is, Guinness-braised beef served with scones. Pastry chef Alice Medrich would add dessert. Medrich has laced Guinness through chocolate cupcakes, reduced it to a syrupy essence, concocted creamy, egg-yolkbased ice cream from it and made Guinness granita to scrape over vanilla ice cream. She sometimes uses it for the contrast of bitter and sweet, but also exploits its notes of coffee and chocolate to layer flavors. Exhibit No. 1? Her stout float with chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup and Kahlua.

See GUINNESS, page C2

See OYSTERS, page C2 Photos provided

Caramelized Onion And Guinness Dip

crackers, chips or bread. Also makes a great spread for a roast beef sandwich.

Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 16 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large sweet onions, diced 1 cup cold Guinness 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese (preferably Irish), cubed Crackers, chips or bread, to serve In a large skillet over medium, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and cara-

Nutrition information per serving: 130 calories; 90 calories from fat (69 percent of total calories); 10 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 7 g protein; 240 mg sodium. melized, about 20 minutes. If the onions begin to char before they caramelize, add a tablespoon or 2 of water. Set the onions aside and allow to cool. Once the onions have cooled, in a food processor combine them, the Guinness, salt, pepper, cayenne and cheddar. Pulse until combined and smooth. Serve with

Irish Chop Suey Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 6 Six 12-ounce bottles Guinness 1-pound package wide egg noodles 1 1/2 pounds 90 percent lean ground beef

1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon brown mustard 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and ground black pepper 3 scallions, chopped (white and green parts)

medium-high, combine the ground beef, onion and garlic. Saute until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add the flour and stir to coat. Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and reserved Guinness. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and black pepper. Stir in the egg noodles and serve topped with scallions.

In a large stockpot over medium-high, bring the Guinness to a boil. Add the egg noodles and cook until al dente according to package directions. Drain the noodles, but reserve 3 cups of the liquid (add water if needed to have 3 cups). Set both aside. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet over

Nutrition information per serving: 680 calories; 130 calories from fat (19 percent of total calories); 15 g fat (6 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 135 mg cholesterol; 74 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 36 g protein; 270 mg sodium. Recipes by Alison Ladman


FOOD

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Perk up St. Pat’s Day with ideal Irish coffee By MICHELLE LOCKE The Associated Press Coffee, Irish whiskey and cream. Taken separately, they’re a tasty trio. But combine them just the right way and in just the right proportions, and they get even better, transforming into a drink that can perk up the grayest day. We’re talking Irish coffee, of course, a drink that’s especially popular around St. Patrick’s Day, but good any time you want to add some zing to your caffeine. The secret, said Larry Silva, general manager of the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco – which serves up 2,000 Irish coffees a day – is how you put the drink together. At the Buena Vista – the original source of the drink in the U.S. – Irish coffee starts with a stemmed, 6-ounce glass that’s been preheated with hot water. And both of those elements are critical. A bigger or smaller glass would throw off the coffee-booze balance. A cold glass results in a tepid cocktail. For a touch of sweetness, the Buena Vista recipe adds two cubes of sugar, though other recipes call for brown sugar. The cream, meanwhile, should be fresh and just slightly whipped – nothing from an aerosol can. As for the whiskey, the Buena Vista is using Tullamore Dew. In general, what you are seeking is a smooth whiskey that won’t fight with the other flavors, Silva said. This isn’t the time to pull out that peaty Scotch. But don’t be afraid to use something good. “Using a premium spirit elevates any cocktail,” said John Concannon, a California vintner who has teamed with Ireland’s Cooley Distillery to develop Concannon Irish Whiskey, which also makes a good Irish coffee. Last year, thirsty revelers sucked down 3,640 Irish coffees. Take that, green beer. Looking to brew a little Irish cheer yourself this St. Patrick’s Day? Try this classic recipe, or the

St. Patrick’s Day cocktails (clockwise from top) Emerald Mary, Herbal Remedy, and Irish Grasshopper

• OYSTERS Continued from page C1

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Getting beyond the pint of green beer By ALISON LADMAN

Herbal Remedy

The Associated Press

Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 1

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Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Hot sauce, to taste 1 stalk celery, to serve

an we all just agree that unless you’re a frat boy (or girl), green beer belongs nowhere near your lips on

St. Patrick’s Day? Because there really are so many other ways to celebrate the holiday, not to mention far more appealing methods of sipping a green beverage. To prove our point, we created

Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 1 orange Juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 2 teaspoons honey 2 sprigs fresh mint, leaves only 2 large basil leaves 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey

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In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a cocktail glass with a couple of ice cubes. ••••••

three delicious alternatives to

Emerald Mary

green beer. And just to prove it

Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 1

could be done, we also avoided that other St. Pat’s cocktail crutch, Midori (a green melon liqueur). This bracing cocktail also is delicious cut with seltzer and served as a spritzer. Or add ice to the blender and turn it into a frozen Irish margarita.

• GUINNESS Continued from page C1 “It’s building the flavors,” said Medrich, author most recently of “Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts” (Artisan, 2012). “There’s a lot of chocolate-coffee-malty things going on in the Guinness. The Kahlua picks up on the coffee notes in the

In a blender, combine the tomatillos, lime zest and juice, cilantro, avocado, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, vodka and water. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass with ice, then garnish with celery and cilantro.

3 tomatillos, husked and roughly chopped Zest and juice of 2 limes 2 sprigs cilantro, plus more to garnish 1/2 very ripe avocado 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon horseradish 2 ounces vodka 1/4 cup water

Guinness. So everything’s working together.” Carbonation makes beer a natural friend of salty, fatty cheese, said Janet Fletcher, author of the upcoming “Cheese & Beer” (Andrews McMeel, April 2013). Stout, in particular, she said, offers elements of caramel that complement varieties such as Gouda, and creaminess that boosts triple-cream cheeses.

Irish Grasshopper Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 1 1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur 1 ounce green creme de menthe liqueur 1 ounce clear creme de cacoa liqueur 1/2 cup whole milk Finely chopped Andes chocolate mint candies, to garnish

The only thing missing now was a nod to one of Ireland’s favorite vegetables after the potato, namely cabbage. So I topped this appetizer with a tidy little mix of shredded cabbage and carrots, tossed simply with cider vinegar, sugar and salt. The acid in this topping provides a tangy counterbalance to the breaded oyster with its creamy sauce. The whole concoction came together very nicely. A true ode to Ireland.

‘Fried’ Guinness Battered Oysters with Mustard Pickle Sauce Start to finish: 1 hour (30 minutes active) Servings: 4 1/2 to 3/4 cup Guinness Stout 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting the oysters Kosher salt and ground black pepper 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped cornichons or dill pickle 1/2 teaspoon prepared Colman Mustard (or the mustard of your choice) 3/4 cup coarsely shredded carrots 3/4 cup finely shredded cabbage (preferably savoy or Napa) 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar Hefty pinch of granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 12 oysters, shucked, reserving the bottom (curvier) shell to serve In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of the Guinness, 1/2 cup flour and

Irish coffee AP photo

chocolate-laced variation by stirring 2 tablespoons of milk chocolate bits into the coffee at the same time as the sugar.

Irish Coffee Start to finish: 5 minutes Servings: 1 Boiling water Hot coffee 2 sugar cubes or 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey 1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream, lightly beaten (but still pourable) Fill a large coffee glass with boiling water to preheat it. Let it stand for about 1 minute, then empty the glass. Fill the glass three-quarters full with hot coffee. Add the sugar, then stir until dissolved. Stir in the whiskey. Top the coffee-whiskey blend with the lightly whipped cream. To do this, hold an overturned spoon over the coffee, then slowly pour the cream over it. The goal is for the cream to float on top of the coffee; do not mix it in. Part of the Irish coffee experience is drinking the hot coffee through a layer of cool cream.

1/4 teaspoon salt. The batter should have the consistency of a thick pancake batter. If it is thicker than that, add additional beer. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, cornichons or pickle and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. In another small bowl, toss together the carrots, cabbage, vinegar, sugar and a hefty pinch of salt. In a large nonstick skillet over medium, heat the oil. Dip the oysters in the additional flour to coat them on all sides. Transfer the coated oyster to a strainer to shake gently to remove excess flour. Add the coated oysters to the beer batter. Lift them from the batter, letting the excess batter drip off, then add them to the skillet. Cook until they are golden, about 2 minutes per side, then transfer them to paper towels to drain. To serve, put the oysters in the reserved shells, then top each with a bit of the mustard sauce and some of the carrot mixture. Serve either on a platter as hors d’oeuvres, or divide between 4 serving plates. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 200 calories; 60 calories from fat (30 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 5 g protein; 430 mg sodium. • Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake together the Bailey’s, creme de menthe, creme de cacoa and milk. Moisten the rim of a double old fashioned glass with the cocktail mixture, then dip the rim in the chopped candies to coat the rim. Strain the drink into the glass.

That creaminess also makes it a good match for mild blue cheeses, Fletcher said, such as Ireland’s soft, supple Cashel Blue. And though she said she prefers hoppier beers with cheddar, she admires the historic pairing. “It’s been the cornerstone of many a pub lunch for centuries,” she said. “There’s the pleasure of knowing you’re having a classic.”

‘Fried’ Guinness Battered Oysters with Mustard Pickle Sauce AP photo


ADVICE & PUZZLES

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Wife can’t forgive longtime cheating husband Dear Abby: I have been married 30 years and have raised four children to adulthood. I recently found out my husband has been having an affair with a prostitute from a strip club. He paid all her living expenses and promised to marry her. She was 26 when it started; he is 56. He told her his wife had run away with another man and that he was divorced. When I confronted him, he lied, lied, lied. He wants to continue living together and pretend nothing happened. He went to counseling and quit. Then he went to a psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with a “mixed personality disorder.” He says he wants to make up for his mistake with me, but all the while he was having unprotected sex. I doubt he’ll ever stop ly-

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips ing to me because he always has. I can’t spend the rest of my life looking over my shoulder because this has happened before, although not to this extent. He said he just “led a double life” and he doesn’t want to do it anymore. He admitted he did it because he never thought he would get caught. During this long affair, he was brazen, arrogant and abusive to me. Now he wants to be attentive, but he makes me sick. What do I do? – Can’t Trust Him in New Jersey Dear Can’t Trust Him: Only you can decide that, but in order to do it rationally, without anger or vengefulness,

I’m advising you to make up your mind AFTER some sessions with a psychologist on your own. What your husband wants at this point is far less important than what YOU want. And why you would want to continue in a marriage to an abusive philanderer is something only you can answer. Dear Abby: I am a gay man who has been single for seven years. I met this guy, “Mark,” about 10 months ago and we hit it off immediately. We have almost everything in common except that I’m a Democrat and he’s a Republican. We both know how we feel about our political differences and decided to continue dating anyway. My problem concerns my other gay friends, mostly Democrats, who don’t like Mark because he’s a Repub-

lican. I have tried explaining to them that we overlook our differences and concentrate on the many things we have in common, and they should try to do the same. But they no longer invite me to gatherings and their phone calls have ceased. I feel hurt and rejected by my closest friends, some of whom I have known my whole life. I feel torn between them and Mark, who is someone I really care for. Is it wrong to continue my relationship with my boyfriend at the expense of my friends? – Politically Incorrect

Dear Politically Incorrect: Twenty-twelve was a particularly heated election year, with important issues at stake and negative campaigning bringing out the worst in many people. Now that the election has been

decided, one would hope that inflamed emotions will settle down and life can return to normal. I know several couples who have strong and happy “mixed” marriages in which the spouses do not always agree politically. It is a shame that you would be required to choose between the man you care for and your longtime friends, who want to ignore that there are also gay Republicans. I see nothing wrong with continuing your relationship with Mark; however, I think it may be time for you to expand your circle of friends if this is how your old ones behave. You’ll all be happier if you do. Trust me on that.

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

Lower cholestorol by eating the right foods Dear Dr. K: I know lots of foods raise cholesterol levels. But are there any foods that lower cholesterol? Dear Reader: Indeed there are. But before talking about them, it’s worth saying a few words about foods that raise your cholesterol. Except for a very few people who inherit genes that cause them to have high cholesterol, most of us who have had a “cholesterol problem” (which includes me) do it to ourselves by the foods we eat. Foods with lots of cholesterol raise our blood cholesterol levels. But foods with lots of saturated fats and trans fats (the “bad fats”) are even worse. They cause your liver to make lots of cholesterol.

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff Foods rich in saturated fats include whole milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, red meat and coconut products. Foods rich in trans fats include hard margarines, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, many deep-fried fast foods and most commercial baked goods. These are the foods you want to eat less of, to avoid raising your cholesterol. What about foods to eat more of, to lower your cholesterol? Some cholesterol-lowering foods have a lot of soluble fiber, which sticks to choles-

terol in the gut. When that happens, the cholesterol is not easily digested, so it passes out of your body in a bowel movement instead of entering your blood. The same thing happens with foods rich in plant sterols and stanols. Other cholesterollowering foods are rich in the “good fats” (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) that directly lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Here are five foods you can start with to get your cholesterol-busting under way: • OATS. Choose oatmeal or a cold oat-based cereal such as Cheerios for breakfast. It gives you 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber. Add a banana or some strawberries for another half-gram.

• BEANS. Beans are especially rich in soluble fiber. They also take a while for the body to digest, meaning you feel full longer after a meal. With so many choices – from navy and kidney beans to lentils, garbanzos, black-eyed peas and beyond – and so many ways to prepare them, beans are a very versatile food. • NUTS. Eating almonds, walnuts, peanuts and other nuts is good for the heart. Eating 2 ounces of nuts a day can slightly lower LDL. And nuts have additional nutrients that protect the heart in other ways. • FOODS FORTIFIED WITH STEROLS AND STANOLS. Companies are adding sterols and stanols to foods

ranging from granola bars to orange juice and chocolate. They’re also available as supplements. • FATTY FISH. Eating fish two or three times a week can lower LDL in two ways: by replacing meat, which has LDLboosting saturated fats, and by delivering LDL-lowering omega-3 fats. Omega-3s also reduce triglycerides, a type of fat in the bloodstream. If you’re buying packaged food at the market, check the Nutrition Facts label to see how much of each kind of good fat and bad fat, and how much fiber, are present. It’s much easier to eat healthy today.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Most grandparents are observant and wise Dr. Wallace: I have been reading your column for a long time, and I have noticed that many teens resent their grandparents when they are old and come to live with their family. Some of the teens complain about how “nosey” their grandmother is and how their grandfather always wants to watch sports on TV, and some complain that their grandparents embarrass them in front of their friends. Not long ago, my grandmother came to live at our house. She was in a wheelchair and always wanted to

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace be in the family room where everybody else was because she didn’t want to miss anything. This was OK with me, but when my friends or a date came over, she always wanted to talk to them and ask a lot of questions. She always wanted to know where I was going, and she was always telling me what I should do. After a while, I became annoyed and wished she would move into a

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TODAY – Pisces has numerous, wonderful enviable qualities, which in the year ahead will be lifted to even greater heights. The revitalization of your better traits will further enhance your probabilities for success. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You are presently in a positive cycle in terms of your financial affairs. You might even acquire something that was long overdue. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – One of the best ways to get your co-workers’ cooperation is to make sure that what’s good for you can be great for them as well. It’s one of the keys to success. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Rather than vying for center stage, keep a low profile, especially if you’ve been given a key role to play. It’s the best way to get the acknowledgment that you crave. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – If you want some interesting things to occur in your social life, you can’t wait for the right people to come to you. Seek them out yourself and, in a nice way, make your presence felt. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – One of the best ways to deal with a competitive situation is to take more positive action than your adversaries do. Keep an optimistic, proactive frame of mind, and you’ll come out ahead. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Examine all new endeavors not merely for what they can do for you immediately, but how they can enhance your future. When you look ahead, make sure all the pieces fit together. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Sometimes we find ourselves in the excellent position of being able to reap a harvest from seeds we haven’t sown. This might be your scenario today, so be alert for such an opportunity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Snap judgments you arrive at might not be as perceptive as those of your mate’s. Listen to his or her input, which could provide you with some alternatives that you haven’t considered. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – The amount of zeal you display while working on a job is likely to set the tone that others will follow. If you want everything to unobtrusively buzz along, maintain an accelerated pace. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You are likely to have more fun and feel more comfortable in a small gathering than in a large group. Try to stay within your comfort zone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If your primary goal is to amply provide for those you love, you’ll make sure that this objective is met, no matter what the day may throw at you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You should pay attention to intuition that tells you the proper course of action to take. Any afterthoughts will be less accurate, and land you on the rocks.

retirement home. Then one day she got sick and had to go to the hospital. I thought she would just be gone for a week or so and looked forward to a few days without her. However, when she suddenly had a heart attack and died, I was shocked and saddened. After a couple of weeks, I found I really missed her. I realized that I had not considered her feelings. She probably felt like an intruder, and she was trapped in her wheelchair in poor health, a lonely widow dependent on our family for everything.

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So I’d like to tell teens that they should take the time to get to know their grandparents who come to live in their home when they are old. I know you will sometimes think that they just don’t understand today’s teenagers, but be patient and smile when you speak with them. Ask them about their early lives, and you will learn from their experiences. I’m really sorry that I didn’t do more for my own grandmother, but now it’s too late to tell her I loved her. – Nameless, Seattle, Wash. Nameless: Thanks for shar-

ing your experience with our teen readers. Many grandmothers and grandfathers will get a big hug and an “I love you” today because of your letter. Most grandparents are very observant and wise. Even though you and your grandmother had your disagreements, deep down she knew you loved her, and she loved you.

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

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Give up one to get three in return Carl Sandburg, a poet who won three Pulitzer Prizes, said, “A politician should have three hats: one for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.” A bridge declarer should have three hats: one for counting his losers, one for counting his winners, and one for watching his entries – our theme this week. In today’s deal, how would a milliner play in three notrump after West leads the spade queen? The South hand has only 21 high-card points, but it is strong enough to open two clubs instead of two no-trump. Count two for an ace and one for a king. A typical two-notrump opening totals seven. This hand tallies to nine. Upgrade when you have a lot of aces and kings. North is nearly worth a slam-invitational rebid of four no-trump, but not quite. With no five-card suit or 4-4 fit, you normally need a combined 33 points for six no-trump. South starts with seven top tricks: two spades, two hearts, two diamonds and one club. He would hope to get a third diamond trick, assuming the missing cards split 3-2. But declarer would still need another winner. It is much simpler to take three club tricks. However, South must be careful both not to block the suit and to have a dummy entry available after driving out the club king. Declarer must take the first trick in his hand with the spade king, cash the club ace, and play another club – and keep leading that suit until West takes his king. With the spade ace still on the board, the contract is guaranteed.


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St. Mary School in Sycamore received a new Smart Board thanks to the Proctor and Gamble contest spon- Students from North Grove Elementary School in Sycamore have worked hard over the past few weeks to sored by Hy-Vee in Sycamore. The Smart Board will be used in the preschool room. The school thanks Hy- create books for the Young Author contest. Ten books were chosen to advance to the district level. Pictured Vee and the students and families that participated in the contest. are the 10 finalists: (back row) Elizabeth Melton, Kaitlyn Berntsen, Mitchell Meyer, Kayla Roeder, Christian Lanan, (front row) Susana Martin, Delaney Sherlock, Tristan Countryman, Julian Cervantes and Camryn Sieloff.

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The kindergarten classes at Woodbury Elementary School recently celebrated Dr. Seuss Day. They read “Green Eggs and Ham” and each child had an opportunity to try green eggs and ham. When asked if they liked green eggs and ham, some students said, “I do like them Sam I Am!” and some students said, “I do not like them Sam I Am!”

On March 1, community leaders read their favorite Dr. Seuss book to students at North Elementary School in Sycamore in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Pictured (from left) are Maureen Josh, Judge Bill Brady, Maggie Peck, Sue Liebhaber, Jim Ward, Joel Barczak, MariJo Schwartz, Todd Hendrey, and Jesus Romero. Sharon Anderson, Kathy Countryman and Thomas Franks also participated but are not pictured.

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Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

Try these online games that teach you how to take care of the environment. Go to: www.kidscoop.com/kids/

This isn’t a restroom, pal! My whole family lives in here!

Pet waste that gets into the waterways can kill fish like us!

Pet waste is not only a quick way to ruin your favorite pair of shoes, but can also cause big problems when it gets into our storm drains, creeks, and other waterways. Pet waste contains harmful bacteria that can make people and animals sick. When it decays, it uses up oxygen which kills aquatic animals. Standards Link: Environmental Science: Know how people affect the environment in negative and positive ways.

You make a good point, Fish. From now on, I’ll make sure my owner gets rid of my waste the right way. I’m taking my business elsewhere!

Always pick up your pet’s waste on walks, at the park, and at home.

Always bring pet waste bags with you on outings so you are not caught unprepared without a bag.

Throw pet waste in the trash. Do not put pet waste in the yard waste or recycling container.

Do not hose pet waste into the gutter. By doing your part to make sure you pick up after your pet, you are helping the community and the environment.

COMMUNITY WATERWAYS POLLUTION SOLUTION GUTTER ALWAYS FISH DARE PICK HOSE RUIN KILL YARD SPOT PET

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Headline Humor Draw a line from each of these household tasks to the amount of water you think it requires. Check the answers. Then, talk with your family members about all the ways you can think of to use less water for each of these activities. Pollution happens when damaging things are placed in our environment.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Determine main idea and details of text.

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ANSWERS: Brushing teeth: 2 to 5 gallons. Wash the car: 50 gallons. Dishwasher: 8 to 15 gallons. Toilet flush: 1.5 to 4 gallons. Shower or bath: 17 to 24 gallons. Laundry: 35 to 50 gallons.

Find an article in the news that reports on things being done to fight pollution. List the techniques being used to prevent pollution. Beside each technique list the organization or group of people using it.

Look through the newspaper and cut out headlines to news stories. Rearrange and add words to make the headline say just the opposite of what the original headline said. Is it funnier that way?

Standards Link: Science: Understand relationships among organisms and their physical environment.

Write about the ways you care for the planet. For example, the things you do to use less water or how you remember to recycle. DOWNTOWN SYCAMORE

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

DEKALB 1BR & 2BR

Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580

DeKalb 1BR Garden Apt. Quiet 4-flat, laundry facilities, near park, no pets/smoking. $575/mo + electric. 815-827-3271 nd

DEKALB 2 BR. Quiet. 311 N. 2 . Near NIU. No dogs. $675/mo+1st, last, sec. Refs req. 815-751-2546 dwelldekalb.com

Stone Prairie

815-757-1907

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

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 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

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: Knolls, 1200 sq ft ranch, 3BR, 2BA, all appl., C/A, bsmnt, lndry hookup, 2 car attch. gar No pets/ smoke $1000/mo. 815-464-8646 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

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

Sycamore - Larger Upper 2BR 2 bath, W/D. New carpet. No pets. $900/mo incl util + 1 st last & sec. 815-895-8526 SYCAMORE 2 BDRM APT $655/mo 2nd flr, off-st prkng, pets possible, quiet 630-651-8301, mgalli@gallinet.net

DEKALB - Nice 4BR, 3BA House Tri-Level, 2 Car Gar, W/D 1205 University Drive, Avail 3/15 Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DeKalb 1BR plus loft. All appls, incl W/D. Quiet neighborhood. Pets ok. No smoking. $875/mo+utils. 847-638-9312

Kingston All Brick 2 Bedroom

DeKalb 2 Levels of 5 Level Home 1BR + office, fireplace, garage prkg, new kitchen! Walk-out patio on Kish, huge backyard with garden. $975/mo, ALL utilities, cable+wifi incl. Dogs OK, available now. 773-203-7928

1 bath, full basement, all appl incl. Garage, $975/mo + security + ref. Available 4/1. 815-761-4983

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

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

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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

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Between Genoa & Belvidere

Full house privileges, non-smoker. Animal friendly. $300/mo. 815-761-2242

DeKalb - Furnished Room Student or employed male $370. includes utilities . Need References. 815-758-7994 Breaking News available 24/7 at Daily-Chronicle.com

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Half acre of land – Oustanding Ranch Home. Finished Basement. Solid 6 Panel Oak Doors Thru-out. 2 Fireplaces. 3/5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms. Huge Garage. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR

815-739-9997

DeKalb/Sycamore. 1-2 person office space! Utils included!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. 10x12 overhead door. For sale/lease, $1200/mo. Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11

Sycamore: Very nice, roomy 2BR all appl incl W/D, 1 car gar, C/A. Close to town. $725/mo+sec. No pets. Avail now. 815-814-4177

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

income restriction apply

Dekalb: Small Contractor Shop or Storage 1000 N. 1st St. $310/mo. 815-758-1218 Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $575/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186 Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

DEKALB TOWNHOME

815-758-2910

1990 & Newer

815-814-1224 OFFICE DESK CHAIR on Wheels With Arm Rests, Dark Green & Grey In Color, $15, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953

Genoa: Tavern, Restaurant

Motorcycle Swap Meet

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $75/Wk. 630-426-9806

DeKalb ~ Pardridge Place Modern 2BR, LR, A/C, D/W, lndry.

Hammond Organ Model 2127 Concorde- 2 sets drawbars, percussion, full pedal board. 815-757-8058 Kostka Bros Accordian 41/120 815-757-8058

Snow Blade – John Deer – 54” Hydraulics – Off a 318 – Fits a 14” Classic - $395 815-286-3502 8am - 8pm

DeKalb Quiet Studio,1 & 2BR

2 bedroom in quiet building. W/D, parking, 725/mo. Available April. 815-895-5047

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

2002 Red Doolittle

SALES

DeKalb. Ideal for Student, Professional or Working Person. Comfy place to live. Nice & quiet. Reasonable Rates! 815-501-6322

Lease, deposit, ref. No pets.

Horses Wanted: Will provide home for unwanted/unused horses & ponies 815-757-3715

JEWELRY BOX - Great For an anytime gift! Hanging Jewelry Box With Door To Display Photos In, Espresso Finish, New, $20. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.

DeKalb Exc for Grad Students

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

815-754-5831

PUBLIC NOTICE 10-038556 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. PLAINTIFF, -vsJAMES A. WILSON A/K/A JAMES ALLEN WILSON; MARY ANN WILSON; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 327 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on January 19, 2012; Roger Scott, Sheriff, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, will on March 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM, at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dekalb County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 54 IN FOURTH ADDITION TO BRADT PARK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER 15, 1960, AS DOCUMENT NO. 303439, PLAT BOOK "L", PAGE 42, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 130 West Alden Place, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index No.: 08-27204-006 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $234,105.90. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Randal Scott Berg Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6277119 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I512043 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS

THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 91 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 2 IN H. D. HUNT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 103, ON APRIL 4, 1892, (EXCEPT THAT PART TAKEN FOR THE HIGHWAY), IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY, DEKALB, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by, THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC. AS NOMINEE FOR BANCGROUP MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007018789; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before April 12, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 Email: pleadings@atty-pierce.com PA 1225803 I515972 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 13, 20 & 27, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS In the Matter of the Estate of: James M. Barr, Deceased. Case No. 13 P 29 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given of the death of James M. Barr, who died December 5, 2012, a resident of DeKalb, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on February 27, 2013, to Janet A. Barr, 12860 Fairview Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115, whose attorney is Matthew L. Brown, of Brown Law Group, LLC, 301 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before September 6, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. The estate will be administered without Court supervision, unless under section 5/28-4 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 to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LaVERNE JARVIS, DECEASED. CASE NO. 13 P 30 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of LaVerne Jarvis of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Administrator were issued to Jeffrey L. Lewis on February 28, 2013, whose attorneys are KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, Attorneys at Law, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, IL 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative, or both, within six months from the date of issuance of Letters of Office and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. DATED: March 4, 2013 /S/ Maureen Josh CIRCUIT CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Jeffrey L. Lewis Attorney for the Estate of LaVerne Jarvis KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK LEWIS, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 6, 13 & 20, 2013.) Daily Chronicle Classified It works.


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LEGAL NOTICE SECTION 000030 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 1.1 BID INFORMATION A. Sealed Bids will be received by Kishwaukee College, on or before April 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM, prevailing time for the B400 Roofing Replacement for Kishwaukee College. B. Lump sum bid proposals will be received for this project at the scheduled time of receipt of bids and will be publicly opened at that time. C. Bid security in the form of a bid bond, certified check, or cash in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the base bid amount shall be submitted with the bid. Should a bid bond be submitted, the bid bond shall be payable to the Board of Trustees, Kishwaukee College. D. Bids shall be submitted on or before the specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope addressed to: Mr. Rob Galick, V.P. of Finance and Administration, room C2163, Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, Illinois 60150. E. The College reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, or waive any irregularities or informalities, and to make the award in the best interest of the College. Decisions of the College will be final. F. All bidders must comply with applicable Illinois Law requiring the payment of prevailing wages by all contractors working on public projects. Bidders must comply with the Illinois Statutory requirements regarding labor, including Equal Employment Opportunity Laws.

ity bid bond, certified check, or cash in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the base bid amount shall be submitted with the bid. Should a bid bond be submitted, the bid bond shall be payable to the Board of Trustees, Kishwaukee College.

hange LATOS-NEUMAN to ANDREW WILLIAM-LATOS NEUMAN pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire.

pe ning, g transacting the business known as HOME MATTERS located at 2S396 Raddant Rd., Batavia, IL 60510.

D. Bids shall be submitted on or before the specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope addressed to: Mr. Rob Galick, V.P. of Finance and Administration, room C2163, Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, Illinois 60150.

Andrew William Latos-Neuman 965 Constance Ln, Unit E Sycamore, IL 60178

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013.)

E. The College reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, or waive any irregularities or informalities, and to make the award in the best interest of the College. Decisions of the College will be final. F. All bidders must comply with applicable Illinois Law requiring the payment of prevailing wages by all contractors working on public projects. Bidders must comply with the Illinois Statutory requirements regarding labor, including Equal Employment Opportunity Laws. G. Bidding documents are on file and may be obtained upon receipt of a refundable deposit in the amount of $200.00 for one set of bidding documents consisting of two sets of plans and one Project Manual from: BHFX Digital Imaging, 1404 21st Street, Rockford, Illinois 61108. Phone: 815-3978800; Fax: 815-397-8844. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 will conduct a public meeting to hear information regarding the proposal for Illinois Virtual Charter School @ Fox River Valley. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Education Center, 901 S. 4th Street, DeKalb, Illinois.

G. Bidding documents are on file and may be obtained upon receipt of a refundable deposit in the amount of $200.00 for one set of bidding documents consisting of two sets of plans and one Project Manual from: BHFX Digital Imaging, 1404 21st Street, Rockford, Illinois, 61108. Phone: 1-815397-8800; Fax: 1-815-3978844.

Community members who wish to comment at the hearing may sign up to do so beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 13, 2013.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 13, 2013.)

LEGAL NOTICE SECTION 000030 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 1.1 BID INFORMATION A. Sealed Bids will be received by Kishwaukee College, on or before April 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM, prevailing time for the Heating and Exhaust Upgrades at Caulkin Building for Kishwaukee College. B. Lump sum bid proposals will be received for this project at the scheduled time of receipt of bids and will be publicly opened at that time. C. Bid security in the form of a

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: ANDREW WILLIAM LATOSNEUMAN FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on May 1, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Andrew William LatosNeuman will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from ANDREW WILLIAM

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 13, 20 & 27, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: MILEY ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on April 16, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Deanna L. Bennefield will file his/her petition requesting that his/her child's name be changed from MILEY ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD to MILEY ELIZABETH BENNEFIELD pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Deanna L. Bennefield 780 Watson Dr. Genoa, IL 60135 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 21, 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 transacting the business known as DANCING LION ACUPUNCTURE located at 447 E. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated February 21, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 25, 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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Dated February 25, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on February 25, 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 transacting the business known as IMAGINATION'S CREATIONS DAY CARE located at 447 E. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated February 25, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013.)

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