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Unemployment jump is seasonal Unemployment rates January’s unemployment rates for DeKalb County and neighboring counties: 12.8% 12.7% Winnebago
The county ended its streak of posting monthly unemployment rates that were better year over year: January 2012’s unemployment rate was 9.1 percent. However, Kelewitz noted that the county’s labor force, number of employed workers, and unemployed workers have all increased over a year ago. People who are not
shopping.” Kelewitz added that a similar scenario happens with construction jobs, as more layoffs occur when the weather gets colder. Norm Walzer, a senior research fellow at Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies, also speculated that the winter break at NIU could have a seasonal effect on employment numbers.
DeKALB – The end of the Christmas shopping season and decreased construction could be two of the reasons for the nearly 2 percentage-point jump in DeKalb County’s unemployment rate, employment analysts said. DeKalb County’s unemployment rate went from
7.7 percent in December to 9.6 percent in January, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. “That’s what occurs because of seasonal patterns,” said IDES analyst Norman Kelewitz. “People are working in stores and [then] they are no longer working in stores because people are finished with their Christmas
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By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Polite yet firm, Senate Republicans told President Barack Obama on Thursday to tone down his political attacks and prod Democratic allies to support controversial changes in Medicare if he wants a compromise reducing deficits and providing stability to federal benefit programs. Participants at a 90-minute closed-door meeting said Obama acknowledged the point without yielding ground – and noted that Republicans criticize him freely. Barack “To quote an Obama old Chicago politician, ‘Politics ain’t beanbag,’ ” the president said. The discussion came as Obama wrapped up a highly publicized round of meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties and both houses of Congress in hopes of building support for a second-term agenda of deficit reduction, immigration overhaul and gun control. Obama met separately with Senate Republicans and House Democrats as legislation to lock in $85 billion in spending cuts and avert a government shutdown March 27 made plodding progress. Separately the two parties advanced rival longer-term budgets in both houses. No breakthroughs had been anticipated and none was reported in the closeddoor sessions, although Obama told reporters before returning to the White House, “We’re making progress.” In the Senate, several Republicans told the president his rhetoric was not conducive to compromise. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said the message to Obama had been: “Step one is to work with us, not just heckle and taunt us on the campaign trail, and step two is to lead.” The Tennessee lawmaker said Obama must also “go against the grain in his own party,” much as Lyndon Johnson did in winning civil rights legislation from Congress in the 1960s or Richard Nixon did in forging an opening with China in the 1970s.
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In commemoration of Sunshine Week, a nationwide movement promoting open government, the DeKalb Daily Chronicle filed Freedom of Information Act requests with local governments to learn what sort of documents people are requesting.
DeKalb County governments receive dozens of FOIA requests By DAVID THOMAS email@example.com DeKALB – Lynn Fazekas doesn’t like to use the word “transparency” when describing her blogging efforts. She thinks the term is so overused it has no meaning. “People who used the word transparency the most don’t have the kind of transparency record to match,” Fazekas said. Author of the City Barbs blog and a write-in candidate for DeKalb’s city clerk, Fazekas estimated that she sends between six to 12 Freedom of Information Act requests a year to a variety of local governments. Local governments in DeKalb County received at least 700 FOIA requests from residents from around the country in the six months between Oct. 4, 2012, and March 4. In commemoration of Sunshine Week, a nationwide movement dedicated to open government, the Daily Chronicle filed
FOIA requests with local governments to see how people used the common information tool. The DeKalb County administration office received six requests during the period, half of which were from union officials seeking salary or health insurance information. DeKalb police received at least 500 requests for incident reports, while the Sycamore police received more than 170. Here’s a look at some of the other requests.
CITY OF DeKALB Of the 52 FOIA requests received by the city of DeKalb, Fazekas sent three of them within the six-month timeframe. In March, Fazekas sent a FOIA request to the city for a copy of Carl Leoni’s contract with the city as their new housing coordinator. Fazekas said she was interested in the contract’s provisions given that a future City Council could choose to de-fund his bureau. Fazekas also sent a FOIA re-
quest to the city for a copy of a letter from the Attorney General’s office about an alleged Open Meetings Act violation the city committed in late 2012. A resident asked state officials to review the City Council’s changes to its agenda and the format it uses online. The public access counselor initially determined the city had violated OMA. However, City Attorney Dean Frieders said they had acted on inaccurate information. Frieders said he spoke with Sarah Pratt, the state’s public access counselor, who agreed. “A letter of clarification is forthcoming, and it would indicate there was no violation,” Frieders said. Most of the information requests the city clerks received were from people seeking details of certain properties in the city, including whether specific parcels have outstanding bills, violations or liens.
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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815-508-0280. SA.org. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting. Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St., Sandwich. 815498-4405. Maple Park American Legion Fish and Chicken Fry: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 203 Main St., Maple Park. All-you-can-eat cod, perch, shrimp, smelt, baked tilapia and chicken are available. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children younger than 12. Carryouts cost $12. Fish/shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. Served by Northern Illinois University Knights of Columbus Council 5572. Cost is $8 for fish or shrimp, $10 for fish and shrimp, $5 for grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese. All are full-course meals with side dishes. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early bird bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split-the-pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across the street from Memorial Park. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815-758-1351. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Saturday Trinity Lutheran Church’s monthly all-you-can-eat country breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. at 303 S. Seventh St., DeKalb. Donation is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 8; the meal is free for children 3 or younger. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Food distribution is available. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. www.oa.org; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822.
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Help like this society doesn’t need I didn’t plan to watch the “48 Hours” episode about the murder of Maria Ridulph in 1957. On Saturday evening, the TV was on while my wife and I graded papers. We should’ve listened to classical music instead; Mozart makes one smarter. Then “Cold As Ice” began, and once we saw Sycamore streets and realized it was that episode, it was like driving past a car crash. I understand why Charles Ridulph (Maria’s brother) told the Daily Chronicle the show disappointed the family. I shared some of his concerns, and had my own concerns, too. The broadcast featured spooky piano notes and sound effects, theatrically timed questions and responses, cliffhanger commercial breaks and moody special effects like desaturating the color to suggest the past. In other words, the sure signs of a … news program? Yes, a popular one. Besides primetime entertainment and reality TV, the “true crime” genre is a major source of viewers and advertisers. This is infotainment, which TechTerms.com helpfully defines as “television shows, movies, websites, and software that blend information and entertainment together. … Certain news broadcasts can also be considered infotainment, since they strive to be as entertaining as they are informational.”
important, it’s all real. People may be a little jaded with fictional crime shows, but the idea that we can remind people of a set of facts that are so extraordinary, so compelling, so chilling is a very unique selling proposition.” Hmm. The journalists I know try to avoid chronicling life as “selling propositions.” Similarly, journalism books, websites and educators are careful to caution beginning journalists about pimping out the misfortune of others. We’re not above feeling a news rush, but journalism doesn’t need help like this. Society doesn’t need help like this either. What does it say about us that selling ads based on real tragedies is good business? ••• 1. If I ever write “Do the math,” it’s a cry for help. I made a stupid math error in last week’s column. In calculating snow in cubic feet, I didn’t convert the snowfall from inches (9) to feet (0.75). I apologize. 2. Today is the Ides of March. The soothsayer in “Julius Caesar” warned Caesar to beware today. Caesar could’ve taken the day off, but he was ambitious. Look where that got him. My advice: Organize your sock drawer and call it a day.
THE FINE LINE Jason Akst A USA Today article in June called “48 Hours Mystery” the “grand dame of all true-crime shows.” It averaged nearly 6 million viewers, ranking only behind “60 Minutes” as the mostwatched newsmagazine in prime time. Indeed, “Cold As Ice” was Saturday’s No. 1 program in both viewers and households, according to Nielsen live plus same-day ratings for March 9. The website TVBytheNumbers said the show was first in adults age 25 to 54, “the demographic most important to those who advertise in news,” as well as adults 18 to 49, and households. The Daily Chronicle story said the Nielsen live plus same-day ratings showed about 5.46 million viewers tuned in. The data worry me, because they strongly suggest that TV networks are increasingly looking at true crime for viewers and advertisers. The USA Today article, for example, described the Investigation Discovery cable network being an up-and-comer, and quoted ID’s president, Henry Schleiff. “True crime is an incredibly fertile area for us to have mined,” Schleiff said. “Not only are we the single home for the genre 24/7, but even more
• Jason Akst teaches journalism and public relations at Northern Illinois University. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pope Francis unveils new style of papacy By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself in a decidedly different style of papacy than his tradition-minded predecessor who tended to stay ensconced in the frescoed halls of the Vatican. The break from Benedict XVI’s pontificate was evident even in Francis’ wardrobe choices: He kept the simple iron pectoral cross of his days as bishop and eschewed the red cape that Benedict wore when he was presented to the world for the first time in 2005 – choosing instead the simple white cassock of the papacy. And in his first Mass as pope, Francis showed how different he would be as a pastor, giving an off-the-cuff homily about the need to walk with God, build up his church and confess – at one point referring to children building sand castles on the beach. It was a far simpler message than the dense, three-page discourse Benedict delivered in Latin during his first Mass as pope in 2005. The difference in style was a sign of Francis’ belief that the Catholic Church needs to be at one with the people it serves and not impose its message on a society that often doesn’t want to hear it, Francis’ authorized
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8CORRECTIONS A story on page A3 of Thursday’s Daily Chronicle about a crash that left Kingston residents without power incorrectly identified the driver’s hometown. Driver Michael J. Klock, 24, lives in the 5300 block of Decker Drive in Kirkland. The Daily Chronicle regrets the error. ••• Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email, email@example.com; or fax, 815-758-5059.
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In this image made from video provided by CTV, Pope Francis (right) celebrates his inaugural Mass with cardinals Thursday inside the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. biographer, Sergio Rubin, said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press. “It seems to me for now what is certain is it’s a great change of style, which for us isn’t a small thing,” Rubin said, recalling how the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio would celebrate Masses with homeless people and prostitutes in Buenos Aires.
“He believes the church has to go to the streets,” he said, “to express this closeness of the church and this accompaniment with those who are suffering.” Francis began his first day as pope making an early morning visit in a simple Vatican car to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary and prayed before an icon of the Madonna.
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8STATE BRIEFS Illinois lawmakers inch along on pension reforms SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers inched along Thursday with ideas aimed at solving Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension crisis as three different proposals – including a bipartisan plan – saw movement. The bipartisan plan is sponsored by House Republican Leader Tom Cross and Democratic state Rep. Elaine Nekritz and requires higher employee contributions and generally delays costof-living increases until age 67, among other things. It also tests out making universities and some school districts pick up their own pension costs for new employees. The House Personnel and Pensions
Committee approved it 9 -1, sending it to the full House. Nekritz and Cross have said their plan would cut the state retirement systems’ debt by roughly 30 percent. The committee vote came shortly after House members approved two smaller pieces of reform in a laborious process aimed at trying to find consensus on how to solve Illinois’ worst-inthe-nation pension problem. Lawmakers have been zeroing in on the problem in smaller doses after more typical legislative routes have failed. However, some Republicans have criticized the process as directionless and the process also means duplication of the same ideas in several pending bills.
Fracking supporters in state agree on well fees, tax rates SPRINGFIELD – Backers of a measure to regulate high-volume gas and oil drilling in Illinois announced Thursday they have agreed on the fees and extraction taxes that drillers would pay to the state if lawmakers approve a plan to regulate the practice. The rates were presented during a meeting of the House Finance and Revenue Committee, which is expected to vote on the measure today. The proposal calls for industry operators to pay $13,000 per well upfront, with $11,000 going to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the remaining $2,000 going to the state’s Environmental Protection Agency.
The DNR would use the money for a new regulatory program spelled out in the legislation. The vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, Mark Denzler, said the money for the EPA would be put toward any pollution complaints. Illinois lawmakers are considering a measure to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which has made it possible in other states to tap into deep reserves of oil and gas but has also raised concerns about pollution. Large volumes of water, along with sand and hazardous chemicals, are injected underground to break rock apart and free the oil and gas.
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Sycamore library celebrates Pi Day
Former Rep. Walsh to speak to local tea party
They will be at Waterman Village Hall, 215 W. Adams St., Waterman, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. They will be at Genoa City Hall, 333 E. First St., Genoa, from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
DeKALB – Former Congressman Joe Walsh will speak Saturday at a DeKalb County Tea Party town hall meeting. The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, according to a news release. Joe Walsh The Tea Party members will discuss election integrity and pushing for more transparency in counting votes. Walsh also will take questions from the audience. Seating is limited, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early.
By STEPHANIE HICKMAN firstname.lastname@example.org SYCAMORE – Larry Zevnik was a bit nervous going into the Sycamore Public Library’s pie-eating contest Thursday. “This is going to be ugly,” said Zevnik, head of adult services at the library. “I’ve never done a pie-eating contest before.” The contest was part of Sycamore Public Library’s second annual Pi Day celebration, which recognizes the mathematical constant of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, 3.14. In addition to the pie-eating competition and a pie-tasting contest, the library, at 103 E. State St., held an Albert Einstein look-alike contest in honor of the scientist’s birthday, which also falls on March 14. The library began celebrating the event last year in an effort to get children more involved with their education. “We want people to have fun with learning,” said Sarah Tobias, director of the library. Tobias, who was the official judge of the pie-eating contest, announced the rules beforehand. Contestants were to keep their hands behind their backs at all times and make sure their plates were left “clean as a whistle” to win. On the count of 3.14, more than 20 children, teenagers and adults dove face first into their own slice of banana cream pie. Each contestant was given a quarter slice of the pies, which were donated by Sycamore Parkway Restaurant at 605 E. State St. in Sycamore. The winner of the chil-
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Libby Swedberg, 13, of Sycamore reaches for a napkin to wipe her face after finishing in second place during the first round of the pie-eating contest Thursday at Sycamore Public Library in Sycamore. dren’s competition was Sycamore Middle School eighth-grader Kat Salis. She placed second in last year’s competition, behind her older sister, Autumn Salis. “I swear her family must practice this,” said Zevnik, as Kat quickly licked her plate clean before the other contestants. Devin Moulton, a senior at Sycamore High School who placed second in the adult competition, said she joined the competition after Sycamore library’s young adult librarian and pie-contest coordinator Evelyn Lorence persuaded her. Moulton, who showed exhaustion after the competition when she planted her face into her empty plate, said her pie-eating strategy simply was to suck it up and eat.
Pie-eating contest winners Children (through eighth grade) 1st place: Kat Salis, eighth-grader at Sycamore Middle School 2nd place: Libby Swedberg, seventh-grader at St. Mary’s in Sycamore 3rd place: Eli Bliujus, seventh-grader at St. Mary’s in Sycamore Teens and adults 1st place: Jennifer McMahon, freshman at Sycamore High School 2nd place: Devin Moulton, senior at Sycamore High School 3rd place: Larry Zevnik, head of adult services at Sycamore Public Library
SYCAMORE – About 110 local businesses and organizations are expected to participate in a community expo from 4 to 7 p.m. March 26 at the Sycamore High School field house. Hosted by the Sycamore and DeKalb chambers of commerce, the expo will include food samples from local restaurants, crafts and games for children, Zumba demonstrations from the YMCA, a children’s ballet demonstration from the Sycamore Park District, the Northern Illinois University Jumpy Doghouse, and NIU athletes signing autographs. Restaurants offering samples include the Sycamore Country Store & Catering, Dairy Dogs, and Sunshine Scoop Shoppe & Bakery, according to a news release. The event is free to the public. For more information, see www.sycamorechamber. com or call 815-895-3456.
Congressman to hold office hours locally Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., will hold traveling office hours Monday and Tuesday in DeKalb County. Caseworkers and field representatives will be available to answer questions and address problems residents may have with federal agencies, including Medicare and Social Security, according to a news release. No appointments are necessary.
Tastiest Pie Awards 1st place: Kristina and Warren Olson, bourbon pecan pie 2nd place: Alice Mesjak and Essie McMahon, Oreo “no-bake” pie 3rd place: John Latsis, French silk pie “I’ve never had a banana cream pie in my life,” she said. “And I never will again.” Zevnik, who ended up placing third in the adult competition, said the event was
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Charlene Roach of Kirkland, IL will celebrate her 80th Birthday with a family and friends party. She was born March 16th, 1933 and has one son Ron (Connie) Roach three daughters, Judy (Don Cook), Laurie (Dan) Lawrence and Tammy (Jon) Aldrich, 13 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
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Club promotes understanding Gay-Straight Alliance in 2nd year at middle school By DAVID THOMAS
“We give the kids information if they are dealing with struggles at home. ... But in no way, shape or form do we tell parents how to parent. We provide resources.”
email@example.com DeKALB – The classrooms where the Gay-Straight Alliance meet are meant to be safe places. It’s in these classrooms where the Clinton Rosette Middle School students decorate banners or generate fundraising ideas. It’s a safe place for jokes, secrets and friends. The Gay-Straight Alliance chapter formed at the middle school during the 2011-12 academic year. Chapters were established years ago at DeKalb High School and Northern Illinois University. The group’s advisers believe the Clinton Rosette Middle School chapter is the first Illinois middle school to have one. “It was all student-led and student-organized,” said Chrissy Somers. “They wanted a GSA because some of the students, whether they identified as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or whether they felt they were an ally, they needed a place where they felt safe to talk about some of these ideas.” Somers, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Clinton Rosette, said the chapter is
Chrissy Somers Clinton Rosette Middle School teacher hosting a parent night April 18. Gay-Straight Alliance chapters have been created at schools and universities nationwide, although there appear to be few at middle schools. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, www.glsen.org, more than 4,000 chapters had registered with it in 2008. Interacting with the 10 to 15 Gay-Straight Alliance members at Clinton Rosette are their sponsors – Somers and Ali Henry, a special education program assistant. Somers and Henry said the titles reflect the student demand for the group. As sponsors, the two guide discussions and activities geared toward increasing education and awareness about gay rights and issues. “[Education is] making it a safer place so once we get the school to become a safe place,
the community would be a bigger goal,” Henry said. A Daily Chronicle reporter attended a Gay-Straight Alliance club meeting, but school administrators declined to allow the students involved to provide their names out of safety concerns. Henry passed the reporter’s contact information on to parents of students involved; none contacted the Daily Chronicle for interviews. Students in the group have volunteered with the community dinner organization Feed’Em Soup, and they’ve made T-shirts that say, “Don’t Hate, Educate.” Henry said they are raising money to send some of the students to a GayStraight Alliance leadership camp with the NIU chapter. But Somers and Henry are aware that some people might be skeptical. Henry said they
received calls from parents who wanted to know what the group did. “The calls we’re getting – they think we’re teaching different things than we really are,” Henry said. “... They think we’re teaching sixth-graders about sex.” Rather, they talk with the children about how to respond when they hear someone use the word “gay” to describe something they think is stupid. The advisers also recognize that they have limits when it comes to a student’s home life. “We give the kids information if they are dealing with struggles at home,” Somers said. “They might come into the next meeting and explain some struggles they’re having, in which case we can help them. But in no way, shape or form do we tell parents how to parent. We provide resources.” Stacy Schoo, a member of the PTA at Clinton Rosette, said a student from the group spoke to the PTA last year about it. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about what they are doing,” Schoo said, “and what they stand for.”
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state report on the district’s English Language Learners Program. She said she was one of the substitutes observed by state auditors, and she wanted to know how the program fared. Mark Egan, a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, requested cost, size and bidding information about all new schools constructed within both districts for a study he was conducting.
DeKALB AND SYCAMORE PARK DISTRICTS At least eight of the FOIA requests the DeKalb Park District received concerned the district’s role in the Nature Trail clear-cutting. In November, contractors hired by ComEd removed trees and vegetation underneath and around the power lines next to the Nature Trail – a 1.5-mile prairie path located between Sycamore Road
and First Street. The FOIA requests sought to examine what the park district’s agreement with ComEd is, and what kind of communication about the trail was exchanged. Keith Nyquist and his wife, Pattie, filed half the requests. Nyquist, a candidate for the park board in April, said his December FOIA was filed when not a lot of information was known about the clear-cutting. “We were just trying to get some sort of answer as to what was going on,” Nyquist said. By contrast, the Sycamore Park District received no FOIA requests during this time period.
from 1965 to 1968. Lloyd was a rural U.S. postal mail carrier in DeKalb, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sycamore, the Sycamore VFW and was very active in the Sycamore Elks, where he served several terms as the past exulted ruler. In his free time, Lloyd enjoyed fishing, wood-working and gardening – having his vegetable garden showcased in the Garden Walk. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Myrna; four children, Dana (Brian) Kraemer of Maple Park, Brian (Tracy) Egerman, Shane Egerman and Erin (Chad) Walker, all of Sycamore; six grandchildren, Brooke Thompson, Emily Egerman, Natalie Kraemer, Lizzie Egerman, Lana and Calvin Walker; two brothers, Jim Egerman and Mike (Barb) Egerman, both of Minnesota; and one sister, Doris (Allen) Schaeffer,
of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Chad; and two brothers, Roger and Jerry. His funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 244 Waterman St., Sycamore, with the Rev. Paul Lipinski celebrating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, Sycamore and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church. Memorials for Lloyd Egerman can be made to the DeKalb County Hospice or the Kishwaukee Cancer Center in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information, visit www. ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.
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DeKalb School District 428 received two FOIA requests on the now-defunct land swap deal with ShoDeen Construction. In 2012, the school district considered trading Kiwanis Park for land the Geneva-based developer owned by Huntley Middle School. Both requests sought information on the district’s land transactions since 2002. Elizabeth Neurauter asked the Sycamore School District 427 for a copy of the
8OBITUARIES LORAS F. DIEDRICH Born: March 10, 1920, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: March 1, 2013, in Wheaton, Ill.
Born: Jan. 12, 1945, in Richman, Minn. Died: March 13, 2013, in Sycamore, Ill.
WHEATON – Loras F. Diedrich, 92, of Wheaton, Ill., passed away March 1, 2013. He was the loving husband of the late Doris Diedrich; beloved father of Robert (Val), Patricia, Tim (Shirley), Kathy (Jim) Kuenster, Mary Ann (Tom), Bill (Krista) and John (Jean); father-in-law of Caren; dear grandfather of fourteen; and great-grandfather of five. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jim, Steven and Tommy. Services have been held. Memorials can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151. To sign the online guest book, View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates
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SYCAMORE – Lloyd N. Egerman, 68, of Sycamore, Ill., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 12, 1945, in Richman, Minn., the son of Lawrence and Agnes Egerman, he married Myrna Marshall on Oct. 2, 1965, in Maple Park. Lloyd was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving
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8STATE BRIEF Possible Commerce pick resigns Board of Ed CHICAGO – Businesswoman Penny Pritzker resigned from the Chicago Board of Education Thursday amid speculation that the longtime ally to President Barack Obama could be Penny named the Pritzker next U.S. Commerce secretary. Pritzker was a top fundraiser for Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, serving as his
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8POLICE REPORTS Editor’s note: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.
DeKalb city Jeramie Green, 26, of the 600 block of South Kedvale Avenue in Chicago, was charged Wednesday, March 13, with two counts of domestic battery. Tamika L. Ellis, 30, of the 800 block of Crane Drive in DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, March 13, with two counts of domestic battery.
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Sycamore Kevin K. Covington, 22, of the 400 block of North St. Louis Avenue in Chicago, was charged Sunday, March 10, with disorderly conduct. According to a Sycamore police news release, he called police to tell them he had been abducted at gunpoint from a Sycamore gas station and forced to drive around for 45 minutes before being dropped off in DeKalb. Four departments searched for an offender and found nothing to substantiate the claim, the release stated. Diontae E. Gullens, 30, of Clinton, Iowa, was arrested Friday, March 8, on a failure-to-appear warrant for domestic battery.
Some unsure if sequester will affect unemployment • UNEMPLOYMENT Continued from page A1 seeking employment are not considered in the unemployment rate. “When the economy improves, people who haven’t been looking for work begin looking for work,” Kelewitz said. “That’s why employment and unemployment goes up.” Paul Borek, executive director of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp., also pointed to the county’s January labor force of 59,668 – 900 more than last year – as evidence of growing economic strength. “Overall, there are more jobs and there’s increasing demand from the employers that we work with,” Borek said. Kelewitz said the county’s economic health would be in trouble if labor force and employment went down for a series of consecutive months. “That would be a trend, but that hasn’t happened for a while,” Kelewitz said. “Things have been improving since the end of the recession.”
Walzer said it will be interesting to see what effect sequestration – massive cuts that occurred at the federal government in March – will have on the local economy. Walzer said that has yet to be seen locally. “When that starts to kick in, there could be a significant loss of contracts,” Walzer said. “There may be some cutbacks at that. But you don’t know which agency will be hit the most.” IDES usually gathers monthly employment data and releases it the fourth Thursday of the next month. However, the states spend February revising the employment data and set benchmarks for the next year, said IDES spokesman Greg Rivara. February data will be released March 28. The Associated Press reported Thursday that applications for unemployment benefits fell nationwide to the lowest point since the week of March 8, 2008, three months after the Great Recession began. However, unemployment increased in January for seven of Illinois’ 12 metro areas, including Chicago, which includes DeKalb County.
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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ‘Pension’ problem legislators’ fault
considering a job, an applicant must consider total compensation (salary, benefits, perks AND retireTo the Editor: There appears to be a lot of mis- ment), and weigh the priorities of understanding in Illinois regarding each – then live with their choice. Solution for the current debacle? the funding, or lack thereof, for Changing current workers or retirthe state retirement programs, ees’ benefit package is unconstituin which the term “pension” is tional and immoral. The employees misused. have been promised this funding. Most of the state employee’s retirement payment is directly (Would you like your paycheck recomparable to the federal social duced involuntarily after you have security (which state workers already performed the work?) don’t receive). Changing future workers However, unlike the federal benefits will only work if state version, the state retirement legislators are required to actually plan covers only the workers, not invest the monies deducted from people who contributed little or the employees’ paychecks (and nothing to the plan. As you pay that would result in overfunding for social security, realize 25 per- the plans in the future). cent of your money is supporting Remember, the retirement other people who didn’t support system would be fully funded themselves. currently if legislators did not Further, social security taxes steal the employees’ monies for income at only 12.4 percent of years and squander it on other total salary – 6.2 percent each nonrelated programs. Raising from employee and employer. On taxes is unacceptable as we are the other hand, in the state proalready one of the highest taxed gram – at least for the university states, according to taxrate.org. system – the employee is taxed at Therefore, cutting other spending 8 percent, plus the university pays temporarily seems to be the best the state 7.5 percent, for a total of solution for the “crisis.” 15.2 percent of salary annually. Please raise your voices and If you do not or will not receive demand that your state legislaany retirement funding other tors take the right actions and fix than social security, you cannot this issue. complain. It is an individual’s responsibility to make and abide by Sharon May their own decisions in life. When Hinckley
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people to manage the accounting for their townships, costing residents more money. Barbara To the Editor: uses her knowledge to save As early voting begins, I am Sycamore Township residents writing to encourage residents money. of Sycamore Township to join In addition, Barbara has me in casting their votes for the completed countless hours of re-election of Sycamore Township Supervisor Barbara Young. I continuing education through have had the honor of serving as the Townships of Illinois Officials Association so important in the an elected official with Barbara since 2004. management of the complexities Barbara is a longtime resident of township government. of Sycamore Township, having Most importantly, Barbara raised three children here with brings to her position a dedicaher husband Rich. She has dedi- tion to the quality of life within cated herself to our community our township, particularly for its as a public servant and private senior citizens and children. citizen. In addition to a proven record She brings to this position for handling the finances of education, with an associate the township responsibly, she degree from Kishwaukee College brings a distinct understanding from its College of Business and of township government and a bachelor’s degree from North- its role in the betterment of the ern Illinois University in finance community. with emphasis in accounting and She has forged connections economics. with various organizations that Managing the finances of the provide needed services to our township is a key component of residents and found a way to the demands of the office. Under support their efforts while keepher management the township ing taxes down. has decreased the levy in 2009 Please join me in casting your which in turn decreased taxes vote to retain Barbara Young as paid over the years to Sycamore she continues to dedicate her Township. efforts on behalf of all residents She has updated the accountof Sycamore Township. ing system to make it more efficient for one person to manage. Ellen Rogers Sycamore Other townships hire multiple
Helen Yee’s story could save a woman’s life For a split second, Helen Yee thought the guy who opened the passenger door of her car and slid in next to her was a neighbor. Then she saw his gun. The story of what happened next should be shared with every girl and woman you know. It might just save their lives. Yee is co-founder of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. She is 52 and, at 4 feet 11 inches, petite, but she’s strong from decades as a martial arts expert. Her training made all the difference when the armed man slid into the car seat next to her. “It’s not all about kicking and punching,” Yee told me in a phone interview Tuesday. “It’s about using your head.” On Monday, Yee pulled into her driveway about 9:45 p.m. She turned off her car, pulled the key from the ignition and clicked on the remote, opening all the doors so that she could retrieve her bass guitar from the back seat. That’s when the young man slid in next to her. He wore a hoodie pulled over his head and a bandana tied across his face. “All I could see were his eyes and his gun,” she said. “I had that sunken feeling.” “I need you to drive,” he said. “What?” she said. “I just need you to drive,” he repeated. Yee looked at the gun and said, “OK,” but she continued to hold the key in her hand and refused to panic.
VIEWS Connie Schultz “I knew I was not going anywhere with this guy,” she said. “I knew from my martial arts training you never do that.” Yee also knew she had to distract him. She turned to him and said, “Hey! I know you!” He recoiled. “You don’t know me.” She made this up. She didn’t recognize him, nor did she know anyone named Darren. But she caught the guy off guard, which gave her precious seconds to figure out what to do next. Yee pretended to struggle to put the key in the ignition as her left hand reached for the door. She pushed it open and darted out, running and screaming, “Help! Help!” She never looked back. “I didn’t give myself a chance to see if he was following me,” she said. “I figured, if he was going to shoot me, he was going to shoot me. I was going to run and make as much noise as I could.” A neighbor of Yee’s, firefighter Jim Amick, was already on the phone to police when she bolted out of her car. He was suspicious after looking out the window and watching a car park too far from the curb and its driver jogging toward Yee’s driveway. Police confirmed that Amick placed his
call at 9:52 p.m. “At first, I think they didn’t know whether to take me seriously,” Amick said. “I’m describing this suspicious character, and then all of a sudden, I’m saying, ‘Now there’s a woman running down the street, screaming for help.’ That they took seriously.” I asked Yee what advice she’d give other women in a similar situation who don’t have self-defense training. She rattled off the list: • Stay calm. Your attacker wants you to panic. • Never agree to go with him to a remote location. • Don’t hesitate to lie. Telling the robber he looked familiar bought Yee crucial seconds. • Always keep your cellphone on your body, not in your purse. • Make as much noise as possible. If your car remote has a panic button, use it. Yee said she wishes she had remembered to do this. • Be aware of your surroundings, always. Finally, here’s advice for all of us, all the time: Know your neighbors, and be willing to call 911 if you see something suspicious.
• Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, and an essayist for Parade magazine. She is the author of two books, including “...and His Lovely Wife,” which chronicled the successful race of her husband, Sherrod Brown, for the U.S. Senate.
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Some states have a reputation for honesty in government. Not Illinois. Too many ethical and financial scandals have tarnished the state. Government secrecy breeds Illinois-style corruption. Openness and transparency are an antidote. When government officials can’t hide illegal or unethical activities in the shadows, dishonest behavior is less likely to flourish. In the wake of the Rod Blagojevich scandal, stronger public access laws took effect in Illinois 3 years ago. The purpose was to make it harder for governmental officials to evade the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. Sunshine Week is a good time to assess the results of those laws. Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a report this week that discusses more than 3,400 requests dealt with last year by her office’s Public Access Bureau. Of the 3,407 matters received, 3,119 were requests to review the denial of public records, and 288 were requests to review apparent violations of the Open Meetings Act. By far, members of the public have made the most requests that seek opinions on public documents and meetings. More than 80 percent of matters regarding denial of FOIA records requests came from the public, 16 percent were from the news media and 3 percent came from public bodies. Likewise, nearly 77 percent of requests for review regarding Open Meetings Act violations came from the public, 18 percent came from the media and 5 percent were from public bodies. Those statistics demonstrate the public’s intense interest in obtaining government records and ensuring open meetings. Madigan also reported a big increase in the number of public officials who were trained about their responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. More than 72,000 people registered for online training in 2012, compared to the 29,000 public officials who were trained in 2011. Such training should bode well for the future. Why? It is our hope that public officials, properly trained, will embrace the key philosophy of public access laws: the presumption of openness. Officials should presume that public records should be released. Officials should presume that public meetings should be open. Some exemptions exist, of course. If officials adopt the presumption of openness, however, they will hide behind those exemptions less and less. Sunshine Week was first observed in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors. It takes place each year during the week that contains March 16, the birthday of James Madison. The fourth president was a Founding Father who helped write the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Madison spent much of his life creating a government of the people, by the people, for the people. It’s wrong to have Madison’s hard work subverted by today’s corrupt government officials. By encouraging open and transparent government, Sunshine Week supports the vision of Madison and his fellow Founders. The best way to thwart shady governmental activities? Open the doors and drawers, and let the sun shine in.
8 ANOTHER VIEW
Administration out of excuses for pipeline delay The Obama administration has run itself out of excuses for delaying the Keystone XL pipeline. Its own State Department has found that piping the dirty Canadian tar sands oil would cause no significant environmental damage. That was after Nebraska’s governor approved a new route through his state that solved concerns about cutting through an especially environmentally sensitive area. So, all that’s left for President Obama now is to approve the pipeline and get out of the way of economic progress and U.S. energy independence, or further confirm the widespread suspicion that he wants to promote alternative energy by sabotaging the oil industry. Tar sands oil is a dirtier commodity that causes more greenhouse emissions. But stopping the proposed 2,000-mile pipeline won’t stop its production. To the contrary, all it’ll do is prevent the environmentally safest, cleanest ways of transporting and refining tar sands oil. The State Department found that not building the pipeline would cut Canadian tar sands production a whopping 0.4 percent by 2030. Needless to say, building the pipeline involves thousands of jobs and not building it means saying no to those jobs and to a friendly neighboring country with similar, compatible economic and geopolitical interests. Give the Canadians credit for patience. The pipeline project was first proposed in 2005. If Obama wants to do something good for the environment as well as the economy, he needs to approve this pipeline. He should keep in mind that energy independence is good for the environment because it prevents environmentally hazardous activities such as war. Corpus Christi Caller-Times
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Another clipper system will dash south from Canada and cross the area today. There will be a chance of a rain or snow shower mainly north of the city. Highs will be near normal in the mid-40s. The weekend will be a mixed bag of sun, clouds and isolated snow or rain showers. Rain is possible Monday. It will be chilly through Wednesday, the irst day of spring.
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Kobe getting day of treatment on ankle Kobe Bryant said Dahntay Jones’ dangerous defense left him with a sprained left ankle, and the NBA agreed. Now, the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping the injury doesn’t keep their star away from a playoff push for long. Bryant spent Thursday getting several hours of treatment on what he called the worst sprained ankle of his 17 NBA seasons, hoping to be healthy for tonight’s game at Indiana. Although the Lakers offered no update on his condition after saying Bryant was out “indefinitely,” the NBA acknowledged Jones should have been called for a foul on the play that left Bryant crumpled on the court in Atlanta. The fifth-leading scorer in NBA history was hurt when he landed on Jones’ foot with 4 seconds left after attempting a potential tying jumper in the Lakers’ 96-92 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday night. – Wire report
8WHAT TO WATCH Men’s basketball Big Ten tourney, Illinois vs. Indiana, 11 a.m., ESPN To continue their quest of winning the conference tournament for the first time since the Big Ten started holding the event in 1998, the third-ranked Hoosiers (265) must get past an Illini team (22-11) – seeded eighth – that handed them one of their four league losses this season. Also on TV... Pro basketball Bulls at Golden State, 9:30 p.m., WGN Pro baseball Cubs vs. White Sox, WGN, 2 p.m. Men’s basketball ACC, quarterfinal, Miami vs. Boston College, 11 a.m., ESPN2 Big Ten, quarterfinal, Wisconsin vs. Michigan, 1 p.m., ESPN ACC, quarterfinal, Virginia vs. N.C. State or Virginia Tech, 1 p.m., ESPN2 Big East, semifinal, Georgetown vs. Syracuse, 6 p.m., ESPN ACC, quarterfinal, Duke vs. Maryland, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Big East, semifinal, Louisville vs. Notre Dame, 8 p.m., ESPN ACC, quarterfinal, North Carolina vs. Florida St. or Clemson, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Pac-12 Conference, semifinal, teams TBD, 10:30 p.m., ESPN Baseball World Baseball Classic, second round, Puerto Rico vs. United States, 6 p.m., MLB Golf PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Classic, second round, 2 p.m., TGC Tennis ATP World Tour/WTA, BNP Paribas Open, men’s quaterfinal, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2; women’s semfinal, 10:30 p.m., ESPN2 Men’s hockey Hockey East Tournament, quarterfinals, Vermont at Boston College, 6 p.m., NBCSN Auto racing Formula One, Australian Grand Prix qualifying, 1 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN
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Hiawatha’s Mike Mercado, a junior, takes batting practice Saturday inside the school’s gymnasium in Kirkland. Mercado and the Hawks want to at least finish in the top three of the Little Ten Conference, if not win the conference title. Hiawatha also is hoping for the school’s first regional championship.
HAWKS’ SIGHTS SET ON 1ST REGIONAL CROWN Corn, last season’s team MVP and only a sophomore, to lead the way By STEVE NITZ email@example.com KIRKLAND – To Hiawatha baseball coach Sean Donnelly, Will Corn doesn’t have the look of a sophomore. Over the offseason, Corn got into the weight room and put on about 30 pounds of muscle, and grew two inches, as well. He’s certain to be an imposing presence in the Little Ten Conference this season after hitting .585 with five home runs, 37 RBIs, 10 steals and 29 runs scored his freshman campaign, where he was named team MVP and was an all-conference pick. Any pitcher who stood on the mound and looked at Corn in the batter’s box last season Inside will have an even bigTeam preview ger challenge when the capsules on Hawks make their way through the LTC this Page B3. spring. “He doesn’t look like a sophomore,” Donnelly said. “He looks more like a senior who’s ready for college.” Corn put in the work in the weight room on his own, not at the urging of Hiawatha’s coaching staff. To Donnelly, Corn can go a long way in baseball, as the sophomore already is getting Division I looks. He took a visit to Southern Illinois this past weekend. “That kid has the potential to not only go to college, but possibly find his way – don’t mean to add more pressure on him – but find himself possibly ... being drafted out of Hiawatha,” Donnelly said. “He’s a stud. I don’t know how else to say it. He’s a stud.”
CHICAGO – As soon as Illinois guard Brandon Paul dribbled, stepped back and released a 15-foot shot from near the left elbow, teammate D.J. Richardson knew. Basket. Buzzer. Ballgame. “I’ve seen that look in his eye,” Richardson said. It’s a senior thing. These are some of the most wonderful days of the year to be a college basketball fan. For proof, look no further than Illinois’ thrilling 51-49 win against Minnesota on Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament. The Fighting Illini (22-11) probably would have earned a spot in the NCAA tournament anyway, but Paul’s game-winning shot as time expired certainly helped. As the conference’s No. 8 seed, Illinois advanced to play No. 1 seed Indiana (26-5) in today’s quarterfinals at the United Center. Caution: The contest could be low scoring, physical and ugly as a pig. It could be more of a tractor pull than a beauty pageant, as Big Ten games tend to be. And it could be so much fun. That’s how it was on the first day of the Big Ten tournament as Illinois and Minnesota combined to miss 62 of 96 shots from the field. At certain times, it seemed as if nobody was going to make a basket without a 10-foot ladder in front of the rim. Nobody except for Paul, that is.
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Hiawatha baseball coach Sean Donnelly greets relief pitcher Will Corn (24) after the fourth inning of a Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinal game against Somonauk on May 16, 2012, at Kenny Field in Big Rock. Somonauk defeated Hiawatha, 13-3, in five innings. the offspeed pitch better. Anyone can hit a fastball.” This year, Corn and the rest of the Hawks have set big goals. Corn hopes to For all your prep sports coverage – stories, finish with double-digit home runs. The features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more Hawks want to at least finish in the top – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. three of the LTC, if not win the conference title. Hiawatha also is hoping for the school’s first regional championship. Corn will spend most of his time Donnelly’s team has what he calls either catching or on the mound. At a solid pitching rotation, built around the plate, he hopes to handle offspeed Corn, senior Tyler Burger and junior pitches better. Mike Mercado, and the Hawks return “Last year I’d really dive out in their entire infield. front,” Corn said. “I need to work on See HAWKS, page B3 staying close and staying back, hitting
Illinois’ Brandon Paul reacts after scoring the game-winning basket against Minnesota in a Big Ten tournament first-round game Thursday at the United Center. Illinois won, 51-49.
BLACKHAWKS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1 (SO)
Kane’s SO goal lifts Hawks By RUSTY MILLER The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio – The crowd was roaring on every play, each side kept piling up scoring chances and goaltenders Corey Crawford and Sergei Bobrovsky were trading breath-taking stops. After a wildly entertaining overtime, though, the Blackhawks got back to their winning ways. Patrick Kane set up Johnny Oduya’s goal late in the second period and then got the decisive score in the shootout, leading the Hawks to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. “It was pretty intense,” Kane said of the end-to-end extra minAP photo utes. “There were 13 shots total for Defenseman Duncan Keith (left) celebrates with goalie Co- both teams. It was a pretty interrey Crawford after the Blackhawks’ 2-1 win over the Blue esting overtime, obviously. The Jackets in a shootout Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio. goalies made some great saves and
Next at Dallas, 7 p.m. Saturday, CSN, AM-720 it was definitely back and forth.” Crawford stopped 29 shots to help the Hawks end a two-game losing streak after they set an NHL record by getting at least a point in each of their first 24 games. If there was relief in ending a miniskid, so be it. “We had some great chances to score in overtime, but their guy (Bobrovsky) came up with some huge saves the whole game long,” Crawford said. “We just stuck with it and our guys made two nice goals there in the shootout.” Jack Johnson scored the tying power-play goal for Columbus
52 seconds after Oduya put the Hawks ahead, and Bobrovsky finished with 39 saves for the Blue Jackets, who set a franchise record by picking up a point in their ninth game in a row (5-0-4). That was little consolation to coach Todd Richards, however. “Whether it’s our goaltender or us playing well as a team, we’re in games,” he said after his team’s eighth overtime in its past nine games. “We’re competing and battling. We’re getting a point, but we need two points.” A crowd of 15,009, including a large percentage of Hawks fans, gave both teams a lengthy standing ovation after an overtime in which the teams swapped scoring chances in a blizzard of offensive moves – followed by outstanding
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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY 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.
SATURDAY Baseball Aurora Central Catholic at Hinckley-Big Rock, 10 a.m., noon Indian Creek at Oregon, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. DeKalb at Woodstock, 11 a.m. Softball Indian Creek at Oregon, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Newark at Sycamore, noon, 2 p.m. Girls Soccer Hinckley-Big Rock at Indian Creek, 11 a.m. DeKalb at Glenbard South, noon Boys Track DeKalb, Sycamore, Kaneland at Northern Illinois Big 12 Indoor Meet at Sterling Westwood Sports Complex, 9 a.m. Girls Track Sycamore, Kaneland, DeKalb at Northern Illiniois Big 12 Indoor Conference meet, 9 a.m. Girls Badminton DeKalb hosts tournament, 9 a.m.
8SPORTS SHORTS Bears sign DT Nate Collins LAKE FOREST – The Bears signed defensive tackle Nate Collins to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Collins played in nine games with the Bears last season, recording 13 tackles. He has appeared in 22 games over three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Bears and has 23 tackles in his career.
Former Bear Zorich pleads guilty to tax charges CHICAGO – Former Bears player Chris Zorich pleaded guilty Thursday to federal tax charges, admitting to the judge that he didn’t file “in a timely fashion.” The 43-year-old faced four misdemeanor counts of not filing federal income tax returns from 2006 to 2009. Over that time, he allegedly made more than $1 million, including income from a charity he founded. The judge asked Zorich if he knew he was wrong not to file the returns. “Yes, your honor,” Zorich said, wearing a black suit and tie. His attorney previously said Zorich was looking forward to putting the case behind him. The Chicago native was on the 1988 Notre Dame team that won a national championship. He played for the Bears from 1991 to 1996 and ended his career with the Washington Redskins in 1997. Zorich must pay $71,000 in back taxes as part of a plea agreement. He is to be sentenced July 12. Each count carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Ball State fires basketball coach Billy Taylor MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State has fired coach Billy Taylor less than 24 hours after losing to Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament. There had been speculation all season that Taylor was on his way out, but when the Cardinals won five straight and seven of eight to advance to Cleveland in the tourney, some thought Taylor might have saved his job. The Cardinals were 15-15, including 8-8 in conference play. Taylor went 84-99 in six seasons.
NFL could eliminate tuck rule The tuck rule could disappear from NFL games if owners approve a proposal from the competition committee to dump it. The owners, who will meet next week in Phoenix, also will consider a change to instant replay rules allowing for a video review even when a coach makes an illegal challenge. – From wire reports
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WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 3, UNITED STATES 1
Dominicans defeat U.S. WBC schedule SECOND ROUND GROUP ONE At Tokyo March 7 Netherlands 6, Cuba 2 March 8 Japan 4, Taiwan 3 (10 inn.) Saturday Cuba 14, Taiwan 0 Sunday Japan 16, Netherlands 4 Monday Netherlands 7, Cuba 6 Tuesday Japan 10, Netherlands 6 GROUP TWO At Miami Tuesday Dominican Republic 5, Italy 4 United States 7, Puerto Rico 1 Wednesday Puerto Rico 4, Italy 3 Thursday Dominican Republic 3, United States 1 Today Puerto Rico vs. United States, 6 p.m. SEMIFINALS At San Francisco Sunday Group 2 runner-up vs. Japan, 8 p.m. Monday Netherlands vs. Group 2 winner, 8 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP At San Francisco Tuesday Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.
By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI – Horns honked, percussion pulsed and school kids squealed. Miami can make quite a din when the Dominicans win. The visiting team on the scoreboard, the Dominican Republic made itself at home by beating the United States, 3-1, on Thursday night to earn a berth in the final round of the World Baseball Classic. Pinch-hitter Erick Aybar singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth for the Dominicans, who improved to 5-0. They’re assured of a spot in the semifinals beginning Sunday in San Francisco, where two-time defending champion Japan and the Netherlands already have advanced. The United States must now play Puerto Rico tonight, with the winner earning a trip to San Francisco and the loser being eliminated. Playing the U.S. team for the first time in the WBC, the Dominicans drew raucous support all night, especially in a noisy ninth. With the score 1-all, Nelson Cruz led off with a double against Craig Kimbrel (0-1), then took third on a groundout. Aybar singled sharply and ran to first with his index finger raised as his teammates poured out of the dugout to greet Cruz crossing the plate.
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Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 50 16 .758 Memphis 44 19 .698 Houston 35 30 .538 Dallas 30 34 .469 New Orleans 22 43 .338 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 48 17 .738 Denver 44 22 .667 Utah 33 32 .508 Portland 29 34 .460 Minnesota 22 40 .355 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 45 21 .682 Golden State 37 29 .561 L.A. Lakers 34 32 .515 Sacramento 23 43 .348 Phoenix 22 43 .338 x-clinched playoff spot
U.S. pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers against the Dominican Republic in the first inning of a World Baseball Classic second-round game Thursday in Miami. The U.S. lost, 3-1. Until Aybar’s hit, the Dominicans were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Aybar stole second and scored on a two-out single by Jose Reyes. Former Miami Marlin Hanley Ramirez silenced jeers from the crowd with a home run in the second in-
ning for the other Dominican run. Pedro Strop (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth. Fernando Rodney, the fifth Dominican pitcher, followed with a perfect ninth to complete a six-hitter for his fourth save. He has yet to allow a hit in 4⅓ innings.
ANGELS 12, WHITE SOX 4
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn’t like the manner in which his team carried itself in an 8-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. “No energy,” Mattingly said. Mattingly was excited to hear injured outfielder Carl Crawford played in a minor league exhibition game, though. Crawford was shut down March 1. “I was told he looked good,” Mattingly said. “Step one, step two. That’s good.” Five Cubs pitchers limited the Dodgers to four hits. Starting left-hander Chris Rusin, who made seven starts for the Cubs last year after he was called up in August from Triple-A Iowa, threw five scoreless innings and allowed only one hit on a hot afternoon in the desert. The Dodgers also committed two errors. “It was one of those days when we felt like we’ve been here a long time,” Mattingly said. “I’ve got a feeling it’s not just us. But I still don’t like it. “You get bad habits playing this way,” he added. Rusin, a left-hander competing for a spot in the Cubs bullpen, made it hard for the Dodgers to gain any momen-
Next vs. White Sox, 2:05 p.m. today, WGN, AM-670 (Sox broadcast) tum. After walking leadoff batter Mark Ellis, he frustrated an order that featured Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez. “I didn’t know I’d do that well against them today,” said Rusin, who gave up a single to shortstop Alfredo Amezaga in the third. “I had movement and had early action and kept my defenders on their toes and not on their heels.” Dodger left-hander Chris Capuano had a rocky start in his third appearance this spring. In 4⅓ innings, he gave up five runs on six hits, including a two-run triple by Welington Castillo in the first. “I felt pretty good out there, especially at the end,” said Capuano, who was 12-12 last season and is trying to keep his spot in the starting rotation. “I had a little trouble with command of the fastball.” Mattingly thought Capuano left too many pitches in the middle of the plate. “Capuano changes speeds a lot,” Mattingly said. “He needs to hit the corners. He’s not and that’s not good.”
The ASSOCIATED PRESS TEMPE, Ariz. – Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels showed just how potent they can be. Trout homered and scored three runs, Howie Kendrick and Pujols each had two hits Thursday and the Angels roughed up John Danks in a 12-4 win over the White Sox. Trout hit his first spring training homer off Danks, a solo shot that came within a few feet of leaving the stadium. Danks is coming off left-shoulder surgery in August. He had his second straight rough outing. He allowed seven hits and six earned runs in 3⅓ innings Thursday after giving up seven hits and three earned runs in 2⅓ innings against Arizona on Saturday, his previous start. Sox’s manager Robin Ventura said he was not counting out Danks being ready for Opening Day. “He’s a work in progress,” Ventura said. “The good news is that he’s not hurting. He didn’t have the velocity today.” The Sox signed Danks to a 5-year, $65-million contract before the 2012 season with the intention he would anchor the rotation after ace Mark Buehrle left through free agency to Miami. Danks made only nine starts
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in 2012, going 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA before being shut down. With the emergence of Chris Sale and the return to health of Jake Peavy, Danks now is slated toward the middle of the rotation once he gets healthy. “The results didn’t show it, but this was one of my better outings,” Danks said. “It’s a small start in the right direction. I need to see lineups like this. I’m hoping to see progress each time and I can’t do that unless I’m seeing big league hitters. “We’re at the mercy of my shoulder, really,” he said. “I’m going to go out and keep doing what I’m doing. Hopefully, we’ll start to see better results starting with the next time.” Jason Vargas gave up his run in the third when Blake Tekotte tripled in Tyler Flowers, who reached on a walk. Scioscia lifted Vargas with two out in the fifth after Flowers hit a long double off the wall in center field. The Sox’s Dewayne Wise hit his second homer, off Angels’ reliever Scott Downs in the sixth.
Blackhawks impressed by Blue Jackets’ performance • HAWKS Continued from page B1 work by the goalies. Columbus’ Artem Anisimov and the Hawks’ Jonathan Toews each scored to open the shootout. After Crawford stopped Ryan Johansen, Kane moved in slowly on Bobrovsky and then lifted a backhander into the net. Crawford then stopped Derick Brassard’s attempt before he could even unleash a shot. The Hawks came away impressed with the Blue Jackets, who had the worst record in the NHL last year but came into the night only three points out of the final playoff spot in the West. The Hawks won all four meetings in the season series – each by one goal.
“They’ve been playing really well lately,” Kane said. “They’re a good team, especially compared to last year. It was a good fight for us.” With the score tied at 1 in the third, the Hawks turned up the heat and dominated play in the opening minutes. Bobrovsky made yet another big save when a ricochet ended up on the stick of Brandon Bollig just right of the cage. A prone Bobrovsky gloved the shot from 12 feet away in a play that will show up on the highlight reels. Moments later, Crawford fought off a rising wrister by Anisimov to keep the score tied. The Hawks, 11-1-0 coming in when scoring first, took the lead at 16:45 of the second, thanks to a spectacular set-up pass from Kane. From near
Central Division W L Pct Indiana 40 24 .625 Bulls 35 29 .547 Milwaukee 32 31 .508 Cleveland 22 42 .344 Detroit 23 44 .343 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 38 24 .613 Brooklyn 38 27 .585 Boston 35 29 .547 Toronto 25 40 .385 Philadelphia 24 40 .375 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 49 14 .778 Atlanta 35 29 .547 Washington 21 42 .333 Orlando 18 47 .277 Charlotte 14 50 .219
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the end of the right blue line, he saucered a pass through two defenders all the way across the ice to the left circle to Oduya who was racing to the net. The defenseman settled the puck and then beat Bobrovsky high on the stick side. The goal broke a 39-game drought for Oduya. It was also Kane’s 400th career point (140 goals, 260 assists in 426 games). “He has the puck a lot and he’s a threat,” Quenneville said of Kane. “He was dangerous a lot tonight.” Not long after Sheldon Brookbank headed to the penalty box for holding, the Blue Jackets evened it with a power-play goal. Brassard won a faceoff in the circle to Crawford’s right, with the puck sliding to the high slot. Johnson stepped
into a hard one-timer for his fourth of the year. The Hawks sounded happy that they wouldn’t be seeing the Blue Jackets again this season. “Each game against them has been pretty tough,” Crawford said. Notes: Just before the game, the Blue Jackets reassigned C Nick Drazenovic to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass. ... The Blue Jackets’ move to the Eastern Conference (along with Detroit) next year was heralded on the center-ice monitors. The Hawks began a fourgame road trip that will also take them to Dallas, Colorado and Anaheim. Columbus’ previous mark of eight games in a row with points (4-0-2-2) came from Jan. 15 to Feb. 6, 2009.
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Thursday’s Results San Antonio 92, Dallas 91 New York at Portland (n) Today’s Games Charlotte at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Washington, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 7 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m. Bulls at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Phoenix at Washington, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Portland, 9 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Results Sacramento 121, Bulls 79 Miami 98, Philadelphia 94 Indiana 107, Minnesota 91 Washington 106, Milwaukee 93 Boston 112, Toronto 88 Atlanta 96, L.A. Lakers 92 Houston 111, Phoenix 81 Oklahoma City 110, Utah 87 Golden State 105, Detroit 97 Memphis 96, L.A. Clippers 85 Denver 117, New York 94
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 27 22 2 3 47 St. Louis 27 15 10 2 32 Detroit 27 12 10 5 29 Nashville 26 11 9 6 28 Columbus 28 10 12 6 26 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota 26 14 10 2 30 Vancouver 25 12 7 6 30 Edmonton 26 10 11 5 25 Calgary 25 10 11 4 24 Colorado 26 10 12 4 24 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 26 20 3 3 43 Los Angeles 25 14 9 2 30 Phoenix 27 13 11 3 29 San Jose 25 11 8 6 28 Dallas 26 12 11 3 27
GF GA 87 59 83 79 70 71 58 61 63 76 GF GA 64 64 68 68 64 76 69 84 65 78 GF GA 89 64 73 65 77 77 58 61 68 73
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 28 20 8 0 40 103 79 New Jersey 27 13 9 5 31 70 77 N.Y. Rangers 26 13 11 2 28 65 64 N.Y. Islanders 27 12 12 3 27 79 88 Philadelphia 28 12 15 1 25 77 87 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 27 18 5 4 40 88 69 Boston 25 18 4 3 39 76 54 Ottawa 27 13 8 6 32 64 58 Toronto 28 15 12 1 31 82 78 Buffalo 27 10 14 3 23 70 84 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 26 15 10 1 31 81 72 Winnipeg 27 14 11 2 30 71 77 Tampa Bay 27 11 15 1 23 88 83 Washington 26 11 14 1 23 72 78 Florida 28 7 15 6 20 67 105 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Thursday’s Results Blackhawks 2, Columbus 1 (SO) Anaheim 2, Dallas 1 (SO) Boston 4, Florida 1 Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 1 Washington 3, Carolina 2 N.Y. Islanders 2, Tampa Bay 0 Winnipeg 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 St. Louis 3, Phoenix 0 Minnesota 5, Colorado 3 Nashville at Vancouver (n) Los Angeles at San Jose (n) Today’s Games New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 8 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Washington at Boston, noon N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, noon Ottawa at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 2 p.m. Winnipeg at Toronto, 6 p.m. Montreal at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Blackhawks at Dallas, 7 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 9 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Results Montreal 4, Ottawa 3 (SO) New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 2 Calgary 5, Detroit 2
MLB SPRING TRAINING Thursday’s Results Cubs 8, L.A. Dodgers 1 L.A. Angels 12, White Sox 4 St. Louis 5, Atlanta 4 Washington 6, Houston 3 Boston 7, Minnesota 3 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3 Toronto 17, N.Y. Yankees 5 Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 9, N.Y. Mets 1 Texas 6, Oakland 2 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 3 Seattle 8, Cincinnati 7 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Houston, 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Cubs vs. White Sox, 2:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Kansas City (ss), 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m. Dodgers (ss) vs. San Diego (ss), 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston (ss), 6:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cincinnati, 9:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Dodgers (ss), 9:05 p.m.
PREPS & COLLEGE BASKETBALL
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PREP BASEBALL TEAM PREVIEW CAPSULES DEKALB Coach: Jake Howells (third season, 40-29-1) Last year’s record: 18-16-1 (7-8 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) Postseason result: Lost, 4-1, to Marmion in Class 3A Kaneland Regional final Top returners: Shaun Johnson, senior, P/OF; Corey Nelson, senior, P/1B; Jared Johnson, junior, INF; Danny Petras, senior, OF; Patrick Aves, junior, C/INF Ready for impact: Logan Herring, sophomore, C/OF; Jake Kuykendall, sophomore, 3B Outlook: DeKalb always sets high expectations, and this year is no different, as the Barbs hope to compete for an NI Big 12 East title and make a run in the Class 4A postseason. DeKalb’s pitching isn’t necessarily the deepest, but is strong at the top. Howells’ take: “If you look at the pitching we have returning and then some of the guys who we plan to fill in there, we should be able to really rely on some good pitching throughout the year.”
GENOA-KINGSTON Coach: Anson Ellis (first season) Last year’s record: 6-21 (2-8 Big Northern East) Postseason result: Lost, 10-0, to Stillman Valley in Class 2A Stillman Valley Regional quarterfinal Top returners: Jake Langford, junior, C/INF; Mason Lucca, senior, P/INF; Adam Price, senior, P/OF; Bobby Treadwell, senior, P/INF; Ben Rabe, senior, P/INF Ready for impact: Jose Ruiz, junior, OF; Will Crozier, junior, P/OF; Brady Huffman, freshman, P/INF Outlook: Ellis takes over a program that has been over the .500 mark only once since 2000. He has experience at G-K, as he was the Cogs’ sophomore coach from 2009 to 2011. The Cogs’ rotation might not be deep, but Ellis likes what he has at the top. Ellis’ take: “I think this is one of the most athletic and deep teams we’ve had in the four years I’ve been in Genoa.”
HIAWATHA Coach: Sean Donnelly (sixth season) Last year’s record: 10-18 (8-8 Little Ten) Postseason result: Lost, 13-3, to Somonauk in Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinal Top returners: Will Corn, sophomore, C/P; Tyler Burger, senior, C/P; Mike Mercado, junior, 1B/P; Ed Canchola, senior, 3B/P; Donald Giebel, senior, 2B/P Ready for impact: Nick Doolittle, sophomore, SS; Jace Williams, sophomore, OF Outlook: Donnelly said this year’s team could be the best squad he’s had in his coaching career at the school, and the Hawks have a goal of winning the program’s first-ever regional title. Donnelly said he has a solid pitching staff with Corn, Burger and Mercado at the top. Hiawatha also returns its entire infield. Donnelly’s take: “Our infield was solid and I can only see us being solid this year with all those guys coming back, to where anything hit in our infield is going to be stopped.”
Schrader, senior, P/INF; Luke Winkle, senior, P/UTIL Ready for impact: Andy VanLanduyt, junior, OF; Bailey McQueen, sophomore, OF Outlook: The Royals have had a good amount of success in recent years, and Unger said the senior class is going to carry the load this season. Unger likes the two arms at the top of the rotation, Ryan and Schrader. Unger’s take: “All of our guys have been tremendous as far as intelligence in picking up the new program, all our offensive and defensive sets. I think their intelligence is going to come into play right away.”
INDIAN CREEK Coach: Joe Piekarz (third season, 24-30) Last year’s record: 14-13 (11-5 Little Ten) Postseason result: Lost, 2-1, to Hinckley-Big Rock in Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinal Top returners: Dillon Martenson, senior, OF/P; Tim Sommerfeld, sophomore, C/IF; David Boehne, sophomore, shortstop Ready for impact: Drew Headley, freshman, P/IF Outlook: This year’s Indian Creek team is young, as 13 of the Timberwolves’ 18 players are either freshmen or sophomores. Piekarz hopes a strong pitching staff, led by three-year varsity arm Martenson, can carry the team. Piekarz’ take: “We want to try and pitch more strikes and play better defense. We feel like if we do that we should be able to compete with quite a few teams this year.”
KANELAND Coach: Brian Aversa (seventh season) Last year’s record: 24-11 (13-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East); NI Big 12 East champions Postseason result: Lost, 9-3, in Class 3A Kaneland Regional semifinals Top returners: Joe Pollastrini, senior, SS; John Hopkins, senior, P/3B; Matt Limbrunner, senior, P/IB Ready for impact: Joe Komel, junior, 1B/P; Tyler Carlson, junior, UTIL Outlook: Kaneland has won the past two NI Big 12 East titles, and is ready for a run at a third straight crown. The Knights return two of their top three starters from last year in Hopkins and Limbrunner. Aversa’s take: “We have to keep our errors to a minimum. If we can keep our mistakes to a minimum, we’ll be in a good position to win a lot of our games.”
Corn main cog in lineup Continued from page B1 Corn is the main cog in the lineup, and will hit either third or cleanup. As a bigger, improved sophomore, Corn could be a guy who opposing teams would pitch around, but Donnelly said he thinks his batting order has enough depth to where that might not happen. Sophomore Nick Doolittle likely be the Hawks’ leadoff man, with Burger and Mercado hitting around Corn in the
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT: ILLINOIS 51, MINNESOTA 49
Paul’s jumper lifts Illini Next up are top-seeded Hoosiers By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press CHICAGO – If he has hit a bigger shot than this, Brandon Paul couldn’t remember it. He’d have a hard time matching it. Paul nailed a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and finished with 25 points to lead Illinois to a 51-49 victory over Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. “This team has so much character,” Paul said. “My mindset was just to be aggressive. Coach told me to stay aggressive. I basically wanted to attack on offense and do other things. I’m more excited about I didn’t turn the ball over today.” Illinois (22-11) led by as much as 12 but was trailing by three when D.J. Richardson nailed a 3 with 47 seconds left to tie it at 49. That basket came after the Illini missed four shots on the possession. The Gophers (20-12) had a chance to win it, but Austin Hollins stepped on the sideline after catching an inbounds pass with 14 seconds left. Paul then went the other way and pulled up left of the free-throw line for the winner as time expired, sending the eighth-seeded Illini to the quarterfinals today against top-seeded and
Illinois’ Nnanna Egwu dunks as Minnesota’s Julian Welch looks on during the first half of a Big Ten tournament first-round game Thursday at the United Center. The Illini won, 51-49. third-ranked Indiana. Paul was the only player to score in double figures for the Illini, who shot only 32.1 percent and were outrebounded 38-26. They pulled this one out, anyway, because they
had more offensive rebounds (12) than Minnesota (11) and committed only six turnovers while the Gophers had 19. Coach John Groce said he was “50-50” about calling a timeout before the winning shot
order. “If they decide to pitch around Will, you know what, he’s still going to come around and score,” Donnelly said. “I’m very confident with our 1 through 6 hitters.” If Hiawatha is going to make a real impact this season, Burger said the group is going to need a no-quit mentality with its strong lineup. “When we’re down,” Burger said, “we’ve got to make sure our heads are up and say, ‘This game ain’t over until the seventh inning.’ ”
but “decided to ride with it.” “The big thing that we were trying to do there is make sure he didn’t go until between five and seven on the game clock because we wanted to make sure we got the last shot,” Groce said. Now, they’ll get Indiana again, a team they beat last month. The Gophers will have to wait and see what’s next. Austin Hollins, who thought he might have been pushed on that out of bounds play, led Minnesota with 16 points. Andre Hollins added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Gophers, who still are a good bet for the NCAA tournament even though it’s been a disappointing stretch for a team that was ranked No. 8 at one point. “I think we have a good resume,” coach Tubby Smith said after his team’s third straight loss and seventh in 10 games. “We haven’t played well of late, but when you look at the entire body of work . but it’s not up to us. It will be a sweat-it-out type of thing.” Illinois was leading 32-22 early in the second half when Minnesota went on a 19-4 run. The Gophers scored 10 straight, getting back-to-back 3-pointers by Andre Hollins and a three-point play by Andre Ingram to tie it before Nnanna Egwu scored on a putback for Illinois. Minnesota continued to pour it on, though, and Austin Hollins finished the run by hitting three free throws to make it 41-36 with 8:35 remaining.
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Coach: Jason Cavanaugh (16th season) Last year’s record: 21-13 (7-8 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) Postseason result: Lost, 4-3, to Burlington Central in Class 3A Hampshire Regional final Top returners: Mitchell Jordan, senior, 3B/P; David Schultz, senior, OF; Nate Haacker, junior, C; Colin Eggleson, senior, P; Alec Kozak, junior, SS Ready for impact: Brett Weaver, sophomore, OF; Cooper Vinz, junior, 1B; Mark Skelley, junior, INF Outlook: Cavanaugh said his team not only has a good lineup, but solid depth, as well. He isn’t sure who his ace will be, but Cavanaugh said there’s a good amount of arms he can count on. Cavanaugh’s take: “I think we HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK Coach: Brad Unger (first season) have a really solid lineup 1 through 9, with a couple extra guys who can Last year’s record: 21-11 (14-2 really hit the baseball. So, we have Little Ten) some depth for the first time in a Postseason result: Lost, 6-2, to Somonauk while. Not many high school teams in Class 1A Hinckley-Big have much depth that they can go Rock Regional final to. So we can mix and match some Top returners: Mitch Ruh, senior, pieces.” C; Jacob Ryan, senior, INF/P; Jake – Steve Nitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Northwestern’s Reggie Hearn (11) drives past Iowa’s Mike Gesell during the first half of a Big Ten tournament first-round game Thursday night at the United Center.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP
Hawkeyes top Wildcats The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Devyn Marble scored 19 points to help Iowa hold on for an important 73-59 victory over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday night. Mike Gesell added 11 points, including a clinching three-point play with 1:41 left as the Hawkeyes (21-11) continued their late-season push for a spot in the NCAA tournament with their eighth victory in 10 games. Reggie Hearn powered a late Northwestern’s rally after an awful start, scoring 14 of his 19 points in the second half. He drove inside to trim Iowa’s lead to 50-43 with 8:27 left, but Marble and Gesell each hit a big 3-pointer to help the Hawkeyes hold on for their third consecutive victory. Melsahn Basabe had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Iowa, which shot just 37.1 percent but enjoyed a 48-31 advantage on the boards. Alex Olah scored 12 points for Northwestern (13-19) and Tre Demps finished with 11. No. 6 Michigan 83, Penn St. 66: Leading scorer D.J. Newbill is just a sophomore. Tim Frazier will be back next year, and Ross Travis leads a talented group of young forwards. Penn State has a bright future. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, that future is next season. Newbill scored 20 points, but Penn State faded after a fast start. Trey Burke scored 21 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals today. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas each had 15 points, and freshman reserve Mitch McGary added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Travis finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Nittany Lions (1021).
Big Ten tournament At The United Center First Round Thursday Illinois 51, Minnesota 49 Michigan 83, Penn State 66 Nebraska 57, Purdue 55 Iowa 73, Northwestern 59 Quarterfinals Today Indiana vs. Illinois, 11 a.m. Wisconsin vs. Michigan, 1:30 p.m. Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 5:30 p.m. Michigan State vs. Iowa, 8 p.m. Semifinals Saturday Indiana-Illinois winner vs. Wisconsin-Michigan winner, 12:40 p.m. Ohio State-Nebraska winner vs. Michigan State-Iowa winner, 3 p.m. Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m. Nebraska 57, Purdue 55: Shavon Shields scored 19 points, Brandon Ubel added 16 points and eight rebounds and Nebraska beat Purdue. The Cornhuskers (15-17) just completed their second season in the Big Ten, and after falling to Purdue in their first Big Ten tournament game last year, they returned the favor this time. They hung on after Purdue’s Terone Johnson missed two shots in the closing seconds and will meet No. 10 Ohio State in the quarterfinals today. Nebraska started the second half on a 9-0 run to turn a two-point lead into a 39-28 advantage and withstood a late push by the Boilermakers (1517) to come away with a surprising victory.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior from Warren High School in Gurnee served as a mobile hotspot on a day when nobody else could connect. He made 10 of Illinois’ 18 field goals and finished with 25 points while all of his teammates combined for 26. As the clock ticked down – 3, 2, 1… – Paul calmly attacked from the key and drained his game-winner past the outstretched arm of Minnesota guard Austin Hollins. “I didn’t want to lose,” Paul said. “We worked too hard.” That goes for all of the Fighting Illini seniors. When Paul, Richardson and Tyler Griffey arrived as freshman in the fall of 2009, expectations were high for Illinois basketball. Four-plus years had passed since Bruce Weber guided the team to the NCAA title game, but the new recruits were strong and would be joined the next season by blue-chip prospect Jereme Richmond. Clearly, things didn’t go as planned. During the next three seasons, the Fighting Illini went 58-44 overall and 25-29 in the Big Ten. They advanced the NCAA tournament once and won one game there. Richmond was a dud, and shortly after last season, Weber was history. In came John Groce, who restored some life to the program. Illinois showed its potential with wins against highly ranked schools such as Gonzaga, Indiana and Butler, but it maddened fans with bad losses against Purdue and Northwestern. Now comes the harsh reality for the Illinois seniors. Their college careers will be finished soon. Maybe they have two games remaining, maybe three, maybe four – it all depends on how much they win. Richardson isn’t ready to hang up his No. 1 jersey quite yet. “We know this is our last strike,” Richardson said. “This is our last Big Ten tournament. This is it. We’ve got to go out fighting. We can’t have any regrets.” It’s a philosophy that Groce appreciates. He might be new to Illinois, but he knows full well that his seniors have endured a bumpy ride. He thought it was appropriate that Richardson and Paul came through in the final minute, which secured the 136th game of their college careers today. “I’m happy for those guys,” Groce said. “They have been through an awful lot. “And I’m really proud of their resilience. I said that as soon as [the regular season] ended. They’re aware that some people had written them off. I think that put a chip on their shoulder. It does, if you’re a competitor.” They’re competitors, all right. And they still are competing. “We’ve got Indiana next, and we have a mindset that this is it for us,” Paul said. “Especially for our seniors, we’ve got to play. Go out with a bang.” It’s a senior thing.
• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at email@example.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.
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NHL map takes shape after realignment approved Red Wings, Blue Jackets moving east By JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press The NHL map finally is in order with Detroit and Columbus heading east, and Winnipeg moving west. “We’re thrilled, absolutely thrilled,” Blue Jackets executive John Davidson said on a telephone conference call Thursday, shortly after the realignment plan was approved in a vote by the league’s board of governors. “We tend to use the [term] common sense around here. This seems to make a lot of common sense.” The new format goes into effect next season, and will feature two eight-team divisions in the Eastern
Conference, including the Red Wings and Blue Jackets. The Jets now will be part of a Western Conference that’s made up of two seven-team divisions. It’s a plan that commissioner Gary Bettman called “fan-friendly,” because it aligns teams by divisions that are mostly in the same time zones. And Bettman noted it will re-establish numerous rivalries by geography and tradition. Detroit returns to the East in a yet-to-be named division that will feature three other Original Six franchises, Toronto, Boston and Montreal. And Winnipeg now is part of a central-based division after having spent the past two years playing in the Southeast.
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Former Rams running back Steven Jackson, the top free-agent running back, will replace Northern Illinois alumnus Michael Turner in the Falcons’ backfield after agreeing to a three-year, $12 million deal Thursday.
NFL FREE AGENCY
Falcons get RB Jackson; QB Cassel to Vikings By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press The Atlanta Falcons replaced Michael Turner with another proven, productive running back. Steven Jackson, the top running back in free agency, agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Falcons on Thursday. Also getting new deals were backup quarterback Matt Cassel in Minnesota, pass rusher Cliff Avril in Seattle and cornerback Keenan Lewis in New Orleans. The New York Giants signed defensive backs Ryan Mundy and Aaron Ross. And the Houston Texans were rolling out the red carpet to make their pitch to safety Ed Reed. Day 3 of the NFL’s free agency frenzy was highlighted by the 30-year-old Jackson moving on from St. Louis after his eighth straight 1,000-yard season. “I think this is a very big signing for us,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told The Associated Press. “It continues to bolster our offensive firepower. It gives us not only strength, power in running ability but also the versatility to catch out of the backfield, which is a very important part of this offense.” Jackson would have earned $7 million with the Rams in 2013 before he opted out of his contract to become a free agent. His 10,135 yards rushing for his career are the most of any active player. The Falcons released Turner – a Northern Illinois alumnus – defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson on March 1. Turner had 800 yards rushing last season, his low total in his five seasons in Atlanta. Jackson averaged 4.1 yards a carry with the Rams and gives Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan another receiver. Jackson had at least 38 catches in each of his past eight seasons in St. Louis.
“We’re hoping he has his best years ahead of him, there’s no question about that,” Dimitroff said. “We think he still has much fuel in the tank and I know that he believes that.” Denver has gone on a spending spree for the second straight spring and on Thursday, Wes Welker, among the top prizes in this year’s freeagent class, was welcomed to town. He said that while he was sad to leave Tom Brady in New England, he was thrilled to join Peyton Manning in Denver. The most productive receiver in the league over the past six seasons, Welker said he also is eager to team up with young 1,000-yard receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to give the Broncos the “Three Amigos” Version 2.0. “I think they were another big part of me wanting to come here,” Welker said. “They did a great job last year and hopefully I can just come in and try to help out.” Welker signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Broncos after spurning the Patriots’ offer of $10 million over two years. Also introduced at the Broncos headquarters Thursday was right guard Louis Vasquez, who signed a fouryear, $23.5 million contract, the largest of Denver’s seven signings so far, a number that’s surprised some seeing as how they went 13-3 last season. “We accomplished a lot, and we’re trying to accomplish more,” Broncos coach John Fox said. And anyone who thought Broncos quarterback-turned-boss John Elway would stand pat after a 13-3 season: “They don’t know John Elway,” said former Broncos safety John Lynch. “I love it,” Lynch said. “They’re in it to win it. I think they’re doing it prudently, too. Welker was a bargain.” Fox cautioned that it still is mid-March and while some dollars are guaranteed, results aren’t.
“We think this is a common sense, practical realignment,” Bettman said. Without providing details, Bettman said the vote conducted by email was not unanimous, but “well in excess” of the two-thirds majority required. The new format also creates changes in determining the 16-team playoff field. The top three teams in each division will qualify for the postseason. The next two teams with the best records in each conference will then earn wild-card berths. That will make it more difficult for teams to qualify in the East, because it will have two more clubs than the West competing for eight berths. The NHL Players’ Association already had signed off on the realignment format, which will be in place
for at least three seasons. The Atlanta Thrashers’ relocation to Winnipeg two years ago helped precipitate the need for realignment. All three teams making the switch will benefit, because they no longer will have to make extended road trips outside of their time zones. “As much as we enjoyed those trips down south, I think our team and our coaches are very pleased to know we’re going to be playing in a Central time zone,” Jets chairman Mark Chipman said. “I think it’s very exciting for us as an organization and our fans to be geographically located where we ought to be.” The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild also should benefit from the change. They now will be in a division mostly made up of teams that play in the same Central time zone.
Stars CEO Jim Lites said the switch from the Pacific Division will benefit his players and fans. Lites said TV ratings dropped by as much as 60 percent because of the later start times when the Stars played against their division rivals on the West Coast. He also noted that the team lost between seven and 10 practice days a season because of travel. “No one is a bigger beneficiary in this than the Dallas Stars,” Lites said. It’s no different for Columbus. “I’ve done a lot of town hall conferences with our fans here, and 99.999 [percent] of our fans really wanted to desperately be in the East,” Davidson said. “So when you get out the ledger sheet and you go pros and cons, I don’t think there is anything on the negative side. This is all positive.”
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TRADITION Hillcrest Covenant focuses on Lent with Seder meal By JEFF ENGELHARDT email@example.com
hile many people will be feasting on corn beef and cabbage Sunday in a tradition that dates back hundreds of years,
Steve Larson and his congregation will partake in a celebration with origins going back thousands of years. As St. Patrick’s Day festivities sweep the area this weekend, Larson and the Hillcrest Covenant Church will host a Seder meal starting at 4 p.m. Sunday to reflect on the Lenten season and the Jewish roots that served as a foundation of the Christian faith.
The celebration will include many of the tradi“The last time we did this celebration was several tional Seder foods during a feast in the middle of years ago,” Larson said. “But we really wanted to emthe service. Larson said the service would start at phasize the Lenten season this year and thought this 4 p.m. with Old Testament readings from Exodus, would be a good way to reflect.” prayers and songs. The feast would then take place Lent is the 46-day season to reflect and prepare for and feature food such as lamb, egg and Good Friday and Easter. Larson said haroset. the Seder meal would serve as an imIf you go Larson said each food item has a portant reminder of the Last Supper connection to the Exodus story. For and its importance in the church. What: Seder Meal example, the haroset – a mixture of Seder meals are one of the staples Where: Hillcrest Covenant nuts, apples, cinnamon and sugar – in the Jewish tradition as it celebrates Church, 1515 N. First St., DeKalb looks like the clay the Jewish people the Passover – the liberation of the IsWhen: 4 p.m. Sunday had to use to make bricks and signifies raelites from their bondage in Egypt. Information: Call the church the sweetness of liberation, Larson But it also can play an important role today at 815-756-5508 to reserve said. in the Christian faith, Larson said, a spot. After the meal, the service will noting it provides a history of the conclude with bread and wine in the beginning of the faith and context for communion tradition. the communion tradition. “The Passover really just celebrates the liberation One of the most important events in Christian ... but we want to look at how the Seder was part of faith is Maundy Thursday where Jesus celebrated the Jesus’ whole life,” Larson said. Passover for the last time with his disciples. It was at The event is expected to last until 7:30 p.m. and will the Last Supper where Jesus started the communion take place at the Hillcrest Covenant Church at 1515 N. tradition. First St. in DeKalb. Larson said he expects about 50 “It gives us more depth to a tradition already deeppeople at the ceremony, but it is open to the commuly rooted in most churches,” Larson said. “We should nity. He said those interested should call the church always take time to reflect and understand where our today at 815-756-5508 to reserve a spot. faith comes from.”
Page C2 • Friday, March 15, 2013 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road www.niu.edu/student_orgs/judson 815-756-2131 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. BethlehemDeKalb.org 815-758-3203 email@example.com Pastors: Dan Wynard Worship schedule: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 10:10 a.m. adult Sunday forum Highlight of the week: A Midweek Lenten Soup Supper and Worship will be held jointly at First Lutheran. Holy Week will include services at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. One Easter service will be at 9:30 a.m. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. www.dekalbcop.org 815-758-6557 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway www.ccclife.org 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 email@example.com Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Matter” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road www.chicagomissioncenter.org 815-756-1963 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road www.bethshalomdekalb.org 815-756-1010 email@example.com Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. www.forministry.com/USILCCACCDCC1 815-758-1833 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road www.dekalbwesleyan.com 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 email@example.com www.efreesd.com Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Fellowship Baptist 129 E. Locust St. www.fbcofdekalb.com 815-517-8111 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. www.fbcdekalb.org 815-758-3973 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Bob Edwards The message: Part 7 of Moving Toward the Cross, “Are Your Legs Too Short to See God?” with reading from Luke 19:1-10 Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Family Night begins with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; children’s ministry at 6:45 p.m.; and adult and youth Bible study at 6:45 p.m. First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 email@example.com Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Blessing Well Food and Clothing Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
First Congregational 615 N. First St. www.uccdekalb.org 815-758-0691 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris The message: “If God Were Still Speaking” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St. www.firstlutherandekalb.org 815-758-0643 email@example.com Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; Cross Walk activities 10:20 a.m. Sunday and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; soup supper from 6:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; confirmation from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday; 7 p.m. Wednesday Lenten worship Highlight of the week: Pastor Jeffrey Clements, assistant to the Bishop of the Northern Illinois Synod, will deliver the message and preside over the installation of Pastor Janet Hunt. A reception will be held in the Social Hall honoring Pastor Janet after service. First United Methodist 321 Oak St. www.firstumc.net 815-756-6301 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “Getting Rid of Jesus,” with reading from Mark 15:6-12 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 9 a.m. youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: UMW Board will host a Lenten luncheon at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday. Discussion on “Mosaic: When God Uses All the Pieces – Resources.” Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. www.gracefreelutherandekalb.org 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road www.harvestdekalb.org 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. www.hillcovch.org 815-756-5508 email@example.com Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road www.immanueldekalb.org 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: Lenten Series continues with 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services Wednesday. The sermon, “Powerful Peace,” is based on Isaiah 60:17. The Church Council will host the Lenten dinner of “Down on the Farm Home Cookin,‘”beginning at 5:15 p.m. prior to the service. A free-will offering will be accepted. Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. www.kishwaukeebiblechurch.org 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road www.newhopeofdekalb.org 815-756-7906 email@example.com Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road www.niunewman.org 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St.
815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school
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St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. www.stmarydekalb.org 815-758-5432 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Kenneth Anderson The message: “It is He who challenges us to examine our own hearts before self-righteously judging others.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday through Friday Highlight of the week: Easter flower memorials beautify the church and honor deceased loved ones. Forms are located in the literature display at the chapel entrance. Return forms to the office by Sunday.
Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road www.sycamorechurchofchrist.com 815-895-9148 email@example.com Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday
St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road www.stpaulsdekalb.org 815-756-4888 firstname.lastname@example.org Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane www.sycamorechurch.com 815-895-3320 email@example.com Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday
Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Carlos Peña Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m.
Federated Church 612 W. State St. www.sycamorefederatedchurch.org 815-895-2706 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Dennis Johnson The message: “Fragrance” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: St. Patrick’s Day hunt. Fellowship hosts are Dave and Nancy Wood.
The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. http://therockchristianchurch.com 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 www.trinitydekalb.com Pastor: Todd Peterson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. www.uufdekalb.org 815-756-7089 email@example.com Pastor: Linda Slabon The message: “Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Learning to Live As a Peaceable Community” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Drop-off and table set-up for the Chili/Soup Cook Off – Game Night begins at 4 p.m. Contact the office for information. United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. www.dekalbupc.com 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish)
FBC of Sycamore 530 W. State St. www.fbcnewsong.com 815-895-3116 firstname.lastname@example.org Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. with signer for hearing impaired and 5 p.m. contemporary services Grace Life Church 425 W. State St. www.gracelifeinchrist.org 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. www.mormon.org 815-895-2277 email@example.com Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: Noon Sunday Sacrament meeting; 1:20 p.m. Sunday school; 2:10 p.m. Priesthood, Relief Society
Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road VBC-DeKalb.org 815-756-6212 Victorlane5@frontier.com Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school
Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road www.mayfieldchurchucc.org 815-895-5548 firstname.lastname@example.org Interim Pastor: Rev. William L. Nagy The message: “Jesus – With Us,” with reading from Luke 23:32-43 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the Week: Hospitality furnished by the Cambiers’.
Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. email@example.com 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday)
North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school
Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. www.vineyarddekalb.org 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road www.westminsterpres.net 815-756-2905 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastors: Blake Richter, Karen Kim The message: “Doing a New Thing” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Lenten Soup Supper at 6 p.m. with Bible Study following.
St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road www.stjohnsycamore.org 815-895-4477 email@example.com Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. blended service Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. www.stmarysycamore.com 815-895-3275 Churchofstmary@stmarysycamore.com Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday
Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. www.bethelofsycamore.org 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school
St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. www.sycamorestpeters.org 815-895-2227 firstname.lastname@example.org Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school
Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Deacon: Charles Ridulph Worship schedule: Nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services:
Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. www.SalemSycamore.org 815-895-9171 email@example.com Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta
Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 7 p.m. Wednesday Lenten worship Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street www.sbcsycamore.org 815-895-2577 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Dan Stovall Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Highlight of the week: Come enjoy worship around the new Friendship Tables that have created an experience where the Holy Spirit moves freely amongst what has been transformed into a true “Family of God.” Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. www.sycamoreumc.org 815-895-9113 email@example.com Pastor: Bill Landis, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school
NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road www.calluth.org 815-824-2825 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Maundy Thursday Seder dinner 6 to 8 p.m. March 28. Tickets: $5, free for children younger than 6. Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Easter Worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. www.cortlandumc.com 815-756-9088 Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday
Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St. www.gbgm-umc.org/maltaumc 815-825-2118 email@example.com Pastor: Judy Giese Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 PastorLauriAllen@gmail.com Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Be Humble” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Easter breakfast from 8:30 to 9:40 a.m. No charge but donations accepted. St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. www.st-catherine-genoa.org 815-784-2355 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “Fifth Sunday of Lent” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Stations of the Cross in English at 7 p.m. Tuesday. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 email@example.com Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. stjohns.worthyofpraise.org 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school
Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. www.genoafaithuc.com 815-784-5143 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Daniel F. Diss Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school
St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 email@example.com Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn The message: “When Nothing Else Would Work” Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages
First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. www.kirklandflc.org 815-522-3886 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate www.flcinlee.com 815-824-2356 Interim Pastor: Chris Heller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. fellowship time First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 email@example.com Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. www.kirklandumc.org 815-522-3546 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. www.hopeanglican.org 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road www.immanuel-hinckley.org 815-286-3885 email@example.com Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. small group Bible study; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Lenten service Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Highlight of the week: Communion is served on the first and third Sundays. All are welcome to the table.
Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road www.tlcgenoa.org 815-784-2522 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 email@example.com www.shabbonachurch.org Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield www.watermanumc.com 815-264-3991 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road www.somonaukupchurch.com 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 www.watermanbible.org email@example.com Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. www.watermanpres.com 815-264-3491 firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “Faithful Knees” Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: No kids’ Sunday school this week. Confirmation class meets from 4 to 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church.
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Congregation Beth Shalom to mark Passover with Seder Congregation Beth Shalom in DeKalb will mark the holiday of Passover with a Seder on March 26, open to congregation members and their guests. The Seder will be conducted by congregation member Avi Bass, assisted by Harvey Blau, the director of the congregation’s choir, Koleynu. Passover is one of the best-known Jewish holidays. It is one of the major festivals that are considered significant both agriculturally and historically. Agriculturally, it represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel. Historically, it is related to the Exodus from Egypt after 400 years of slavery, as told in the Book of Exodus. Passover lasts for eight days. The name “Passover” comes from the Hebrew word Pesach, which is based on the root “pass over.” This refers to the fact that during the last of the 10 plagues brought against Egypt, God “passed over” the houses of the Jews when he was slaying the firstborn of the Egyptians. Among the most important Passover observances is the removal of all leavened bread from homes and property. This is anything made from wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt. Some Jews also do not eat rice, corn, pea-
nuts and legumes. The removal of leavened bread commemorates the fact that the Jews had to leave Egypt in a hurry and thus did not have time to let their bread rise. Houses also are cleaned thoroughly to remove all traces of leavened bread. On the first two nights of Passover, Jews have a special family or community meal called a Seder. The word “Seder” is a Hebrew root word meaning “order.” There is a specific order to the meal and specific information that must be covered while telling the story of the Exodus. To follow the process, the text of the Seder is written in a book called the Haggadah. It tells exactly what prayers, stories, songs and rituals are to be followed during the meal. A number of special foods are eaten during the Seder. In addition to matzoh, they include charoseth (a mixture – often of apples, nuts and wine – to remind Jews of the mortar used by their ancestors in Egypt when they were slaves), bitter herbs (usually horseradish, to remind Jews of the bitterness of slavery), and a vegetable, usually parsley, that is dipped in salt water (to remind Jews of the tears shed during the years of slavery).
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World Day of Prayer
Leaders from five Sycamore congregations came together March 1 to observe World Day of Prayer at Salem Lutheran Church. Shown are representatives from Federated, Latter Day Saints, Salem, St. Mary’s and Sycamore Methodist churches. Written by the women of France, the service lifted up the plights of women both native to France and those who have immigrated there. “Looking for Christ in the Stranger” was the theme.
8BRIEFS Church holds spaghetti dinner, cookie bazaar The Shabbona United Church of Christ Mission Board will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Cookie Bazaar on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. for carry-outs and 4:30 p.m. for those who want to dine in. The dinner features an Italian flair with Italian café music and décor. The cookie bazaar will be hosted by the youth of the church and will include many favorite recipes and varieties of cookies to be sold by the pound. Proceeds from this dinner help with mission outreach programs such as youth camps, local ministries, and the N.I.C.E. Food and Clothing Center. Tickets cost $6.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for children younger than 5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The church is located at 104 E. Navaho St., Shabbona.
Annual kumla dinner scheduled in Creston St. John’s Lutheran Church on South Street in Creston will host its 17th annual kumla/ham dinner on April 6. Seating times are at noon, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Carryouts will be available from noon to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Reserve tickets by calling Dorothy at 815-384-5325 or the church at 815-384-3720 or contact any church member. No tickets will be available at the door.
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Celebration Chorale looking for singers The Celebration Chorale is preparing for its Patriotic Cantata of 2013. The concerts will be held June 29 and 30 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the Northern Illinois Univerity campus. Local women are invited to join. The only requirements are to be willing to sing, have a good time and celebrate the USA. There are no tryouts. The chorus will practice at 8 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 3 at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb. For more information, send email to celebrationchorale@ firstumc.net.
Moses’ Basket, a ministry of DeKalb Wesleyan Church in collaboration with Love INC – Love In the Name of Christ, is now accepting new referrals. Moses’ Basket is an outreach to dads and moms who cannot afford the basic needs for their newborn to age 2. The ministry is a partnership of community churches and organizations. Contact Love INC or the church directly at 815-758-0673 or Dwc1115@gmail.com. A tax receipt can be provided for donated items valued at more than $50. For more information about drop-off times or for a list of acceptable donated items, call or the church directly at 815-758-0673 or email Dwc1115@gmail.com.
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Boys being boys on campus flirt with danger Dear Abby: I am a young woman on a predominantly male college campus. One morning, while walking to a class, I had the misfortune of walking a few feet ahead of a pair of boys who were having an incredibly offensive and loud conversation about their sexual interests. It was extremely derogatory toward women, and just plain disgusting. In a situation like this, would it have been inappropriate for me to turn around and say something, or was it better to just hold my tongue and walk faster? I have discussed this with some of my sorority sisters and we are anxious to hear your answer because I’m not the only one who has encountered this. – Offended In Georgia
DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Dear Offended: You were right not to challenge them. Because this isn’t an isolated incident, what you have described could be considered a form of sexual harassment. You and your sorority sisters should – as a group – bring this to the attention of the dean because you are a minority on that campus and the boys apparently haven’t learned to function in an integrated environment. Dear Abby: Can a sexless marriage last? My wife and I have been married for 17 years and our sex life has been slowing for a long time. We have sex
less than 10 times a year. We get along great and are the best of friends. My wife is attractive and fun to be with, and I don’t know what happened to us. What causes women to lose their sex drive? (Then they wonder why their husbands have affairs.) My wife is in good health. There are no medical issues. We are more friends than lovers. I don’t think she’s involved with anyone else. I want a fun, active sex life, but I don’t want to upset her or lose the closeness we have. It’s just that I’m watching our sex life evaporate. Please help. – Mike in Missouri Dear Mike: As women age, their hormone levels decrease, which can cause the sex drive to diminish. The reduced hormone levels can
also make sex painful. If your wife would discuss these changes with her gynecologist or an endocrinologist, there may be a solution that would put some spark back in your marriage. However, that won’t happen unless you are able to speak frankly with her about what’s bothering you. Dear Abby: I have been studying my whole life to become a classical singer. Many people have put great effort into helping me to succeed, especially my mother, who wanted to be an opera singer when she was my age. She is not a pushy stage mother, though. I chose to pursue music myself. However, I have recently realized my heart is not fully in it and that I’d rather go to law school. I’m afraid to
tell my mother and the other people about my decision because they have invested so much in me as a performer. I don’t want to disappoint them, but my passion is now constitutional law. How do I share the news without breaking my mother’s heart? – Singing A Different Tune Dear Singing: Your mother may be disappointed, but her heart will heal. If your passion is not in opera singing, the truth is you won’t go very far in the field. (Even people who are passionate about it don’t always succeed.) Wanting to be a lawyer is nothing to be ashamed of. Follow your dream.
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Reducing the risk of venous insufficiency Dear Dr. K: I have unsightly varicose veins and would like to get them treated. But could that lead to venous insufficiency? Dear Reader: To answer your question I consulted with my colleague Dr. Celeste Robb-Nicholson, editor-in-chief of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch. In a nutshell, varicose veins are both a cause and a result of venous insufficiency, and treating them can improve venous insufficiency. What is venous insufficiency? Normally, leg veins return blood from the legs back to the heart. Particularly when you’re sitting or standing, that’s not easy. Your circulation is gently
ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff pushing blood in your leg veins up to your heart. When you use your legs, the muscles in your legs also help squeeze the blood upward toward the heart. But at the same time gravity is pulling the blood down, so the circulation needs some help. That’s why your leg veins have a series of one-way valves. These valves open to allow blood to flow upward toward the heart. They close to keep blood from flowing back down into the legs. When the valves are damaged
or don’t close properly (as with varicose veins), blood can pool in the legs. This increases pressure in the veins, causing them to expand. (I’ve put an illustration of this on my website.) When something is making it hard for blood to return from the legs to the heart, you’ve got venous insufficiency. It could be caused by varicose veins, or by not using your leg muscles enough, or by blood clots that form in the veins and block blood flow. Whatever the cause, the result is a range of conditions. On one end are tiny spider veins that may be unsightly but cause no discomfort. In the middle are moderate-sized, swol-
len, twisted varicose veins that cause achy, tired legs and occasional ankle swelling. Finally, there’s severe chronic venous insufficiency. This causes swollen legs, skin color changes, itchy skin, leg cramping, pain and ulcers on the legs and ankles. Having varicose veins removed doesn’t make you more likely to develop venous insufficiency. In fact, by removing the varicose veins with defective valves – which are a source of increased pressure in the leg veins – it might even help to reduce the risk of developing chronic venous insufficiency. It will force blood to return to the heart through other veins that do not have defective valves.
Whether or not you get treatment, try the following to help reduce the risk of vein problems progressing or recurring: • Avoid sitting or standing in one place for long periods. • Wear compression hose. • Elevate your legs a few times each day to reduce blood pooling and leg or ankle swelling. • Exercise your toes and feet while sitting. • Don’t cross your legs. • Take walks to get your leg muscles moving; they help squeeze veins and pump blood back to the heart. • Maintain a healthy weight.
• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.
Let’s hope that your uncle reads this column Dr. Wallace: I’m 13 and live with my aunt and uncle. They don’t have children of their own. My mother has been placed in a nursing home because she has a severe illness. My father was killed in an automobile accident. I’m very fortunate to be able to live with relatives. My aunt is very kind. My uncle is nice most of the time, but he has a very short temper and when he gets mad, he explodes. Yesterday he exploded at me because I had forgotten to do my chores. I never had anyone talk to me that way before, so I started crying. Then my uncle said, “Tears don’t impress me, young
’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace lady” and left the room. Now I am afraid of him. My aunt told me to forget his explosion because “in an hour he will have calmed down, and he will be sweet old Uncle John once again.” She said that his “bark is much worse than his bite.” That might be true, but I don’t know if I can take another of his explosions. Help! – Nameless, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Nameless: Let’s hope your uncle reads this column. The
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TODAY – Increased earnings are a strong probability for you in the year ahead. Work hard, but occasionally take some time to enjoy life and smell the roses. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Even though you’re aware of the right course of action to follow, you might lack the courage to take it. Don’t take the easy way out if you can help it. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t prolong the agony of an overdue bill; it only gets more pronounced with time. Pay off what you can, no matter how small the amount. It all has a way of adding up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – At times, you can be opinionated and reluctant to change your mind, even to accommodate others. But it could be worse to change your opinion for the wrong reasons. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Although your material aspects look very encouraging, you might not make the most of your opportunities. Don’t let all the good things happening slip through your fingers. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – To be successful, you must be hopeful and secure in your situation. Try not to be influenced by the negative opinions of another. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – When you spot a quick victory, you’re likely to handle yourself extremely well. Conversely, when tenacity is required, you might buckle under and make a poor showing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Instead of telling a friend about the things that could go wrong with his or her idea, you should be supportive. If, by chance, your pal should blunder, an “I told you so” won’t be appreciated. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Commercial dealings could be somewhat difficult for you at present. In certain situations you should do well, but be prepared for a few failures as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – When it comes to an important negotiation, you need to know exactly what you’re agreeing to. Take plenty of time to study things thoroughly in order to spot any flaws. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Doing business with friends can be more frustrating and less profitable than dealing with strangers. Give your pal the best deal you can, but don’t be taken advantage of. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – There’s a chance you could get drawn into a situation that includes someone you personally dislike. Do your best to hide your feelings from everyone involved. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You’re inclined to be helpful to another, provided the initiative to do so originates with you. However, anyone who makes a demand on you is likely to see another facet of your personality.
written word can have a powerful and persuasive impact. Maybe it will open his eyes to how frightening he is when his temper takes over. It’s crucial that you not be afraid of him, so I would urge the two of you to talk. When he’s in a quiet mood, apologize for forgetting your chores, and tell him you will do your best not to forget them again. Then ask him if he would please not respond with anger next time he’s displeased with something you’ve done or haven’t done, but just tell you what’s wrong without exploding. Dr. Wallace: I’m 16, and I have an awesome boyfriend who will soon be 18. I believe
with all my heart, mind and soul that we will be married someday. We are both devout Christians and determined to remain virgins until marriage, considering that is the way God intended us to be. We live by the Bible verse, “I am my beloved’s, my beloved is mine (Solomon 6:3).” I have a question regarding cohabitation before marriage. I really feel that living with someone is an excellent indication of what they are really like regarding things like work ethic, prayer life, etc. But I also realize that living with my boyfriend would bring great temptation. Still, I would like to establish somewhat of a home life with
him before we are married. What are your thoughts? – Nameless, Hammond, La. Nameless: When the time comes that you want to share your life with your boyfriend, get married. The boyfriend whom you love right now with heart, mind and soul will be the same awesome guy after the wedding vows. Forget about living together before marriage. Almost all couples that live together before marriage have a sexual relationship. That’s one of the main reasons they move in together.
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BRIDGE Phillip Alder
Use opponent for your entry William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances.” In a bridge contract, having no entry often results in an exit with a minus score. And sometimes you need to use a defender for an entrance. How does that apply in this deal? South is in four spades, and West leads the diamond 10. When East opened one diamond, South just closed his eyes and blasted into four spades, hoping that if his partner had a weak hand, the penalty conceded would be less than his opponents could have obtained in their best contract. If West had been psychic, he would have led either the club 10 (immediately giving the defenders three clubs and one heart) or the heart nine (East wins with his ace and returns the suit to kill the dummy). But since East had opened one diamond, selecting that suit was normal. The original South won trick one with dummy’s ace and discarded a heart from his hand. Then he called for a low heart. East went in with the ace and led the diamond king. Now declarer had to go down two. (Yes, East might have returned a heart, which would have been right if West had begun with a singleton heart. But East thought that his partner would have led a singleton initially.) South should have left the diamond ace on the board and ruffed the first trick in his hand. Then he draws trumps and plays on hearts. East may duck the first round and take the second, but then he must put declarer into the dummy. The contract makes with an overtrick instead of going down two.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Lair Playset by Playmates #154122, 2003, Complete and New In Original Packaging Including Turtles, Bike, Accessories and Instuctions, $75. DeKalb. 815-739-1953
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ESTATE-MOVING SALE 407 S. WALNUT ST. SYCAMORE, IL
MARKETING / OFFICE MANAGER
MRI Center located in Sycamore seeks an assertive proactive Marketing / Office Manager with demonstrated ability to deliver results. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the development of the marketing program, budget and statistical reports to support our strategic marketing objective. Requirements: BS with experience in healthcare marketing, strong oral and written communication skills a must. Please fax resume to 815-730-3888 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SALES Looking for sales agents to market Frontier Communications. $600+ weekly. Training provided. Call 618-954-6702 for interview.
CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has part & full time positions available for CNA's on the night shift. Excellent benefits Retention bonus Uniform allowance Apply at:
DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Farm Operations Monsanto Waterman Research 8350 Minnegan Rd, Waterman, IL (near DeKalb) Is seeking a Farm Operations employee who is well qualified in the safe operation, maintenance of agricultural equipment and knowledgeable in row crop agriculture. Applicants must possess or have ability to attain Pesticide App License & DOT License. Must be at least 21 and pass pre-employment drug test. Apply in person at above address M-F 8-4:30pm. EOE/AA Employer M/F/D/V
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MARCH 15 & 16 9 AM to 3 PM
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HOUSE & GARAGE FULL ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, FURNITURE, TOOLS
Wurlitzer spinet piano, bedroom, living room and dining room furniture, many boxes material, sewing, Singer treadle sewing machine, oak buffet, oak tool chest, Philco console radio, small console record player, records, many toys from 50s and 60s, games, costume jewelry, Rolleiflex camera, lots of hats, cups and saucers, upright freezer, refrigerator, gas stove never used, washer and Fisher & Paykel dryer, Cannon printer 80 microfilm reader, kitchenware, much nice glassware, Kirby vacuum, Toro power mower, Generac 8hp generator, Noma snow blower, many hand tools. Many items will be sold in box lots. This is a large sale, many interesting items will be sold. Cash or local checks only.
K. SCHULTZ ESTATE SALES 847-902-6518
1998 Red Dodge Ram 1500 4wd Crew cab Pickup w/ remote start 110,000 mi. $4200 OBO. 815-356-9940
Formal Dress. Red. Hand Beaded & sequined. Floor length. Size 6. $175. Cheryl 815-895-0222 Prom Dress. Floor length burgundy, velvet top, chiffon skirt. Size 3-4. $100. Cheryl: 815-895-0222
RECORDS – Box of 40 easy listening LPs from the 60s. Good cond. $5. Mike 847-695-9561
Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,
1946 VAC Case parts Tractor. Too much to list. $375 for everything. Call 815-498-1146
Horses Wanted: Will provide home for unwanted/unused horses & ponies 815-757-3715
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Hammond Organ Model 2127 Concorde- 2 sets drawbars, percussion, full pedal board. 815-757-8058 Kostka Bros Accordian 41/120 815-757-8058
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AKC LABRADOR PUPPIES Blacks / yellows OFA & CERF guar quality labs for 33 years $700. 847-224-4351 DeKalb area
Will beat anyone's price by $300.
Golden Retriever puppies, AKC, 7 wks, all health checks and guarantee, top quality, $800. 847-683-7102
Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan
GUINEA PIGS (2)
Males, 1 year old. Food and cage, accessories - all must go! 815-517-0160 Mini Lop Rabbits, 5 wks old, show quality, great childs pet, brown, $30. 847-683-7102
Crayola Hallmark Bunny Rabbit Easter Professional Costume Just In Time For Easter/Spring. Complete Including Head & Hat, Body, Bandana Scarf, Adjustable Overalls, Feet & Original Packaging Items. Fits Person Up To 7' Tall. Great Shape, $200, DeKalb. 815-739-1953
Snow Blade – John Deer – 54” Hydraulics – Off a 318 – Fits a 14” Classic - $395 815-286-3502 8am - 8pm
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We Pay The Best! For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577
2002 Red Doolittle
5X10 enclosed cargo trailer $1250/obo. 815-356-9940
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR TO MID AMERICA BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.CUPIA, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 00573 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 15, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 11:00 AM on April 16, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 430-436 NORTH MAIN STREET, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 0632-227-011. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $1,432,703.30. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C., 120 S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1335, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 2018300. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C. 120 S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1335 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 201-8300 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 00573 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC PLAINTIFF VS SHAWN SKAU A/K/A SHAWN E. SKAU; MICHELLE SKAU A/K/A MICHELLE S. SKAU; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 219 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on April 11, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 07-23-302-005 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME; NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $201,479.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1110584 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I512228 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)
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
Cortland Estates $99 1st Month's Rent
Rochelle 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath A MUST SEE! 700 Sq. Ft. Eat in kitchen incl deck. $450/mo + utilities. Bill @ 815-501-0913
ROCHELLE LARGE 2BR DUPLEX Clean and quiet. Basement, laundry, 1 car garage, no pets. $550/mo + sec. 847-809-6828
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2 BR / 1.5 Bath in Summit Enclave. W/D. 2 Car Garage. Avail April. Pets okay. $1100. Call 815-762-0856
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815-758-2910 income restriction apply
DeKalb/Summit Enclave 2BR
1.5BA, appl, 2 car, no smkg/pets. $1000/mo + 1st & security. Available May 1st. 815-501-1378
Sycamore: Nice Townhome DeKalb 1BR $540, 2BR $640
220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600
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Hillcrest Place Apts.
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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, email@example.com
DEKALB 2 BR. Quiet. 311 N. 2nd. Near NIU. No dogs. $675/mo+1st, last, sec. Refs req. 815-751-2546 dwelldekalb.com
Laundry hook-up, storage. Off-St prkg, pets OK. $700+util, 1 st & sec. AVAIL NOW! 630-878-4192 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712
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DeKalb ~ Pardridge Place Modern 2BR, LR, A/C, D/W, lndry. Near I-88, $670 + 1st, last sec. Available May. 815-751-3806
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Starting @ $432,1BR $599, 2BR, $683, 3BR
Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.
University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. 815-758-7859 Dekalb: 2-BR avail immed & Studio Avail 7/1 Historic District Near NIU, prking provided, some util. incl. Prefer yr lease, 815-762-1771 GENOA -1 BR. IN TOWN References required. No pets. $415/mo. 815-784-2232
Bsmt, appl, W/D hook-up, garage. No pets/smkg, $800/mo + lease, deposit & ref. 815-758-6439 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
DeKalb 1BR plus loft. All appls, incl W/D. Quiet neighborhood. Pets ok. No smoking. $875/mo+utils. 847-638-9312
DEKALB 3/4 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage fenced yard quiet cul-de-sac great location many upgrades no pets/smoking. 630-918-9450
Sycamore Lower Duplex
DeKalb: 4BR, 2.5 BA basement. Close to NIU. Avail. Feb. $1350/mo. (815)762-0617 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sycamore E. State St. Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521 2BR, 1BA, W/D in common area. No pets/smoking, $700/mo + sec. 815-501-1378
Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom
CLEAN! $550/mo, stove, refrig, water. No pets, no smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459 2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911
Lease, deposit, ref. No pets.
Starting at $645
DEKALB - Nice 4BR, 3BA House Tri-Level, 2 Car Gar, W/D 1205 University Drive, Avail 3/15 Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768
2 bedroom in quiet building. W/D, parking, 725/mo. Available April. 815-895-5047 With full kit, $450/mo incl heat. New carpet and floor. No pets. Available now! 815-758-1641
2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?
3BR, appls, finished bsmnt, garage. Water incl. $975/mo. 815-953-7646
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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
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Elburn Cooperative strives to be a premier agricultural-based company in our community. This is accomplished through our dedicated and professional staff that provide innovative services & quality products that help both our customers & communities succeed. We are currently looking for driven, energetic, individuals to work seasonally for our Meredith Road and Sycamore locations. The successful applicant will have a CDL, truck driving experience with good record & hazardous materials endorsement, preferred. The candidate will need to pass the DOT mandated physical exam and meet all drug testing requirements.
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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR TO MID AMERICA BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.CUPIA, LLC, AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 00573 NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on May 15, 2012, an agent of The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 11:00 AM on April 16, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE NORTHERLY 130 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 240 FEET OF THE WEST 120 FEET OF OUT LOT ''B'' AND ALSO THE EASTERLY 5 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 125 FEET OF THE NORTHERLY 80 FEET OF THE SOUTHERLY 190 FEET OF SAID OUT LOT ''B,'' ALL IN BOYNTON'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF SYCAMORE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK ''B,'' PAGE 108, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 430-436 NORTH MAIN STREET, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 0632-227-011. The real estate is improved with a commercial property. The judgment amount was $1,432,703.30. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C., 120 S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1335, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 2018300. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day status report of pending sales. MCFADDEN & DILLON, P.C. 120 S. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1335 CHICAGO, IL 60603 (312) 201-8300 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 00573 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I516304 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 2013.)
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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC PLAINTIFF VS SHAWN SKAU A/K/A SHAWN E. SKAU; MICHELLE SKAU A/K/A MICHELLE S. SKAU; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 219 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 15, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on April 11, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 14 IN SPRAGUE'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MALTA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 22, ON JUNE 14, 1857, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 07-23-302-005 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 308 SOUTH ORPUT STREET MALTA, IL 60150 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME; NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $201,479.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1110584 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I512228 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Ross A. Patience; Tina M. Patience; Old Second National Bank; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00041 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Tina M. Patience, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, towit: THE SOUTH 150 FEET OF LOT 11 OF LARSON'S SUBDIVISION OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF ASSESSOR'S LOT 24 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 109, ON APRIL 23, 1892, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1143 Market Street, Dekalb, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by Ro A. Patience, Tina M.
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gage made by: Ross A. Patience, Tina M. Patience, the Mortgagor(s), to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2005010831; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before April 1, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-00096 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I512190
(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS TERESA BUSCHE VS MICHAEL BUSCHE 13 D 47 Notice is given to Michael Busche that Teresa Busche has filed for a Dissolution of Marriage against Michael Busche and asking the court for other relief. Now, unless you file your answer in the above entitled case within 30 days of this publication, a default judgment may be entered against you for a Dissolution of Marriage and other relief. Attorney for the Plaintiff James Davidson 134 W State St Sycamore, IL 60178 815-899-9171 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)
The contract documents, including plans and specifications are on file, and are available for examination and may be obtained for bidding at the office of the City Engineer in the Municipal Building Annex, 223 South Fourth Street, Suite A, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Contractor must meet IDOT state prequalification requirements.
A certified check, bank draft, bank cashier's check or proposal bid bond payable to the City of DeKalb, Illinois in an amount not less than Five Percent (5%) of the bid or as provided in Article 102.09 of the latest edition of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, prepared by the Illinois Department of Transportation, shall be submitted with each bid. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish a satisfactory performance payment bond in the full amount of the bid or proposal to the City of DeKalb by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois. No bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the said City for a period of thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of closing bids.
Each bidder shall be prequalified with Illinois Department of Transportation and satisfy the City as to his ability, financial and otherwise, to carry out the work. A preference is given to DeKalb Local Bidders in accordance with the specifications. The said City of DeKalb, Illinois reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in bidding.
TOWNSHIP OF GENOA ANNUAL MEETING
(Published in Daily Chronicle, March 15 & 21, 2013.)
DATED MARCH 15, 2013 JIM HANSON, GENOA TOWNSHIP CLERK. (Published in the Daily Chronicle March 15, 2013 and The MidWeek, March 20, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois will receive sealed bids for the 2013 Levee Pipe Replacement and Check Valve, Section No. 13-EN007-00-ST at the Office of the City Engineer, 223 S. 4th Street, Suite A, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115 until 10:00 a.m. on the 27th day of March 2013, and then at said office such bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work consists of installing seventy feet of 36" diameter reinforced concrete pressure pipe through the flood protection levee and adding a backflow valve behind houses along Joanne Lane in DeKalb.
The prevailing wage rates are revised by the Illinois Department of Labor at any time during the term of the contract, the revised prevailing wage rates shall apply to the work performed pursuant to the contract, and all contractors and subcontractors shall pay their employees in accordance with the prevailing wage rate.
CITY OF DEKALB, ILLINOIS Joel C. Maurer, P.E. City Engineer
AGENDA FOR APRIL 16, 2013: 1 - CALL MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M. 2 - NOMINATIONS FOR MODERATOR 3 - MODERATOR SWORN IN 4 - READ & APPROVE MINUTES OF 2011 ANNUAL MEETING 5 – SUPERVISORS ANNUAL REPORT OF FUNDS (ARDEN AWE) 6 - OLD BUSINESS 7 - NEW BUSINESS (EXPLORE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR IMRF (PENSION). 8 - ANNOUNCE 2013-14 MEETING DATES 9 - COMMENTS FROM OFFICIALS. 10 - COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC (LIMITED TO (3) MINUTES) 11 - ADJOURN MEETING
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Not less than the prevailing rate of wages found by the City of DeKalb or the Department of Labor or determined by a court of review shall be paid to all laborers, workmen and mechanics performing work under any contract for the proposed construction.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE LEGAL VOTERS, RESIDENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF GENOA IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS, THAT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF SAID TOWNSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013 AT THE HOUR OF 7:00 P.M. AT GENOA TOWNSHIP OFFICE, 221 RAILROAD AVE., GENOA, ILLINOIS, FOR THE TRANSACTION OF THE MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS OF SAID TOWNSHIP; AND AFTER A MODERATOR HAVING BEEN ELECTED, WILL PROCEED TO HEAR AND CONSIDER REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND DECIDE ON SUCH MEASURES AS MAY IN PURSUANCE OF LAW COME BEFORE THE MEETING.
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Sycamore $375,000 DeKalb $330,000 DeKalb $187,777 DeKalb $265,000 DeKalb $429,900 DeKalb $169,900 1825 JC Kellog Dr...Off Peace - In Heron Creek Estates, 3400+ sq ft, 487 Quinlan Ave...Approx. 2500 sq ft home w/open ﬂr plan - even a 1227 Green Ct...Near NIU & I-88, 1,800 sq ft on main level plus 469 Billings Dr...JC Farley built in Bridges of Rivermist, approx 200 E Gurler Rd...Bank owned 9 hole golf course w/4,500 sq ft 9 Jennifer Ln...On nearly half acre in golf course neighborhood! 4br, 3.5 baths, 2nd ﬂr fam rm, side load 3 car gar. MLS 08281834 guest suite/related living in one wing! MLS 08279764 1,100 sq ft in ﬁn bsmt, updated kitchen. MLS 08279470 2,150 sq ft, 3br, 2ba, hardwood ﬂrs, fpl, bsmt. MLS 08279286 clubhouse that has full kitchen & banquet rms. MLS 08287968 3br (1 on main level), 2.5ba, hardwood ﬂrs, liv rm w/fpl, ﬁn bsmt. MLS 08287773
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$169,900 Sycamore $265,000 Sycamore $164,000 Sycamore 1166 Rose Dr...Townhouse w/2br incl 17x15 master, loft, 2.5ba, 1424 Janet St...In Maple Terrace, 1400+ sq ft home has updated 918 Capital Ave...Quality built in 2011 in Sycamore Creek. 2150 open liv/din arrangement, fam rm in bsmt. MLS 08283728 master bath, roof & furnace/central air. Full bsmt. MLS 08221260 sq ft w/hardwood ﬂrs in din & kit. Fam rm w/fpl, lookout bsmt. MLS 08280425
Sycamore $319,000 609 Sandberg Dr...4br 2.5ba home in Krpans Parkside Estates. 18x21 kit opens to great rm w/fpl, hardwood ﬂrs, ﬁn bsmt. MLS 08280817
Kirkland $114,900 307 S 3rd St...On nearly 1 acre, orig hardwood ﬂrs in all 4br incl 12x19 master, 2ba, 13x39 heated back porch, bsmt. MLS 08286665
Kirkland $220,000 100 Kyle Ln...On 3/4 acre lot in Hickory Ridge, 1800 sq ft home, 4th br & 2nd ba in part ﬁn bsmt. Will consider contract for deed. MLS 08282986
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Cortland $132,000 51 W Prairieﬁeld Ave...In Heatherﬁeld, Sycamore schools! 3br, 20x11 fam rm, bsmt. Brick patio in private backyard. MLS 08280490
Cortland $129,000 41 N Pampas Dr...Many recent updates! 3br, 2ba, Pergo ﬂring in kit/din combo, lower level 21x20 fam rm w/fpl, 85x165 lot. MLS 08287999
Genoa $475,000 1001 Oakview Ln...In Genoa Woods! Approx 3,000 sq ft, 4br, main ﬂr den, fam rm w/stone fpl. Fin bsmt, side-load 3 car gar. MLS 08286458
Monroe Center $134,900 4964 N Wendorf Rd...On 1.3 acres, horses allowed! Over 1200 sq ft home w/13x21 fam rm, full bsmt. Rustic barn & shed. MLS 08282381
Lee $169,900 410 Erickson Gate Circle...2 duplexes is great investment! All 4 units have an open ﬂr plan, 2br & 1 car gar. Great rental history! MLS 08281177
DeKalb $124,900 1534 Grand Dr, Unit 2...Townhouse in Summit Enclave min from NIU. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, dining area in kitchen, basement w/laundry. 2 car garage. MLS 08149110
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Genoa $198,900 322 S Washington St...4 unit on 75x150 corner lot is great investment! All 2br apartments, new roof in 2011, storage areas & coin-op laundry in bsmt. MLS 08156499
Sycamore $289,900 1637 Forestview Dr...On 1.35 acres, 3,200+ sq ft, upstairs has 4br incl 22x14 master, 28x12 great rm/bonus area & ofﬁce. 26x13 kit, formal din, fam rm fpl, rec rm in lookout. MLS 08095289
Sycamore $644,900 27645 Hunters Ln...Sean Kelly home on 2.44 acres, liv rm w/ stone fpl, hardwood ﬂrs. Fin bsmt w/fam rm fpl, rec area, play rm, heated shop, 4th & 5th br. MLS 08104915
Maple Park $115,000 209 Pleasant St...On 140x100 corner lot across from park & community center! 3 br, living & dining rooms, 21x10 enclosed porch, 2 car gar. Updated siding & roof. MLS 08213585
Kirkland $399,900 33668 Bucks Rd...3 acres w/main residence, guest house, horse/ pole barn & ﬁshing pond! 2,600+ sq ft, vaulted 21x20 liv rm w/ fpl, walkout w/rec rm, 4thbr & 3rd full ba. MLS 08229954
Kirkland $79,900 206 S First St...On 86x116 lot, both br have hardwood ﬂrs plus hardwood in 21x11 living rm. 15x12 sunroom, updated roof & central air. Qualiﬁes for USDA ﬁnancing. MLS 08232128
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Travis was never in a hurry - no pressure. He was resourceful and a pleasure to work with. He helped me ﬁnd my hew home at a very good price. Thanks Travis! Chris Swedberg - Sycamore, IL
ON MARKET!! NEWNEW ON MARKET!! $164,900 $204,900 1129 ARBOR LN, SYCAMORE
NEW ON MARKET!! JUST REDUCED!! $155,000 $159,900 1012 KISHWAUKEE ST, MARENGO
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 17TH • 1PM-3PM • Enjoy your coffee on the front porch! • 4BR-2.5BA w/Fresh carpet and paint throughout • Eat-in kitchen with island • Back patio overlooks nice yard • Home Warranty available • MLS# 08286191
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 17TH • 1PM-3PM • Don’t miss this 3BR-3BA condo! • Fully appliance kitchen w/ new granite • Gas ﬁreplace in Living room • Master bath w/heated ﬂoors and whirlpool tub • Finished lower level • MLS# 08280835
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 17TH • 1PM-3PM • Spacious 3-4BR–3BA ranch on corner lot • ALL major updates done! • Finished basement • Deck and brick patio • MLS# 08262483
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• Wonderful open view • Beautiful 4BR 2BA home • New roof & deck in 2012 • Not a short sale or foreclosure • MLS# 08275236
• Move-in ready 3BR-2BA home • New carpet and paint throughout • Spacious eat-in kitchen w/new countertops • Large deck overlooking nice yard • Home Warranty Available • MLS# 08279125
• 3BR-2BA w/ many new improvements • Vaulted ceilings & hardwood ﬂoors • Full basement w/exterior access • Large corner lot and deck • MLS #08275250
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$162,500 • On golf course • 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths • Many built-ins and upgrades • English basement • Convenient location - Close to NIU, I-88, and shopping Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815 757-7867
$199,000 • Large lot in nice, quiet neighborhood • 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths • Vaulted ceiling in family room w/ see-thru ﬁre place • Finished lower level with full bath Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815 757-7867
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• Home in excellent condition • 2-3 bedrooms (3rd currently ofﬁce off master bedroom) • Basement with ﬁnished room and bath • New roof 2012 • Most windows updated (Andersen); electric and furnace upgraded
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$129,000 • 2 baths • Remodeled kitchen and baths • Many hardwood ﬂoors • Lots of closet space • Close to Lincoln Elementary School Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867
Great ﬂoor plan. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1st ﬂoor laundry, full basement, 2-car attached garage. All appliances stay. Beautifully landscaped. Easy access to all areas, ½ mile from Rochelle Golf Course. Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997
$182,500 • 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome • Finished look-out basement with bath • Large eat-in kitchen • Deck with a view • A must see Call Sharon Rhoades: 815-739-6251
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$89,000 • 3 bedroom unit/2 bedroom unit • Full basement • Newer roof, furnace, electrical CB • Over $15,000 gross rents • Great value at $89,000 Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867 VERY AFFORDABLE
• Beautiful ranch on 3.9 acres • 3+BR – 3.5BA featuring hardwood in kitchen/dining • Finished basement w/radiant heat ﬂooring • Additional 45x36 outbuilding
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$267,000 • 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths • Ofﬁce, den, and family room • New kitchen and cedar deck • 3 wood-burning ﬁreplaces • Golf course view Call McCabe Realtors: Agent owned 815 756-8505
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$239,000 • Newer all-brick ranch home • 4 bedrooms, 2 baths • Large bonus room on 2nd ﬂoor; ofﬁce on 1st ﬂoor • To of the line gourmet kitchen • Huge 3-car garage Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867
$229,900 • Top of the line one-owner home • Open bright kitchen/great room ﬂoor plan • 9’ ceilings, hardwood ﬂoors • Master bath whirlpool w/separate shower • 3-car tandem garage Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867
• Look no further!! • 2BR-2.5BA townhouse • Open ﬂoor plan in mint condition • Close to Middle School • MLS #08280543
$179,000 • Krpan built quality 3 bedroom ranch • Newer roof, Pella windows, oak trim and doors • Large 3-season room, ﬁnished basement • Beautiful secluded fenced backyard Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867
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Joline Suchy $120,000 • 4 bedrooms, 1½ baths • Basement • Backs up to forest preserve • Garage with attached porch Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251
• Storage building • Workshop • Cement-ﬂoored Morton building • Electric • Lee County, Village of Lee Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997
• Includes 3 Lots – 2.9 Acres • Large Warehouse – Easy Access to I-88 • Showroom - Workshop Area & Ofﬁce • Route 38 Exposure • Zoned Heating & AC, Blacktop Parking Lot
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CENTURY 21 ELSNER REALTY FEBRUARY TOP PRODUCERS
February 1-13, 2013
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Property Address 202 W Cherokee St 2155 Oakland Dr Unit 1 135 W Ellen Ave 1241 Wild St 1451 Anthony Ln 101 Hickory Ln 721 N 9th St 1413 Kennedy Dr 2828 Old State Rd
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City SALE PRICE Shabbona $85,000.00 Sycamore $322,503.00 Cortland $115,000.00 Sycamore $194,500.00 Sandwich $60,000.00 Kirkland $145,000.00 DeKalb $85,000.00 Kirkland $111,600.00 Kirkland $139,200.00
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635 Charles St 684 S Huntley St 718 Normal Rd 570 Peace Rd Unit 2 15547 Tower Rd 116 N 8th St 9323 Eric Cr 481 W Lisbon St 1410 Windﬁeld Dr 901 Glidden Ave 242 E Becker Pl S County Line Rd 115 W Washington St Robinson Ave 4531 & 4450 E Sandwich Rd 12034 Gurler Rd 320 Ashton Dr 1481 Stoneﬁeld Dr 31061 Daniels Dr
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Sycamore Maple Park DeKalb Sycamore Malta DeKalb Kingston Sandwich Sycamore DeKalb Sycamore Leland Somonauk Cortland Sandwich DeKalb Maple Park DeKalb Genoa
1043 Deer Run Trail
DAVID R PEURA MICHAEL DESCHEPPER & LAURIE PATRICIA A FAIVRE & KATHY C MIZGALSKI MICHAEL A CULLISON DOUGLAS G STICE & KATHY F PARUNA TRUST BY TRUSTEE BRIAN ROSENOW MARK R WAGNER CHAD R HINTZSCHE & TIFFANY J BURDICK CRAIG M HOWE ANDY BUSCHMAN & KIM TOLLEFSON CARL MILITZ & CHRISTINE BBH ENTERPRISES OF ILLINOIS, LLC MARIE REUTER HUFF GENE REUTER VICTORIA LOGSDON JENNIFER L S CLARK BRADLEY C PETERSON E & H ACQUISITIONS, INC ALVIN DUBIAK & DEBRA
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1702 Margaret Ln 310 N Oak St 201 Mcormick Dr 117 Cobblestone Tr 544 S Peace Rd 321 W High St 400 S 3rd St 601 Sandberg Dr 214 Chamberlain Dr 615 N Green 229 Knollwood Dr 424 N 11th St 13149 Suydam Rd 13149 Suydam Rd 114 N Stott St 731 Edward St 1002 Deer Run Trail 1495 Stoneﬁeld Dr 702 Anjali Ct
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DeKalb Waterman DeKalb DeKalb Sycamore Sycamore Kirkland Sycamore DeKalb Sandwich DeKalb DeKalb Somonauk Somonauk Genoa Sycamore Sandwich DeKalb Sycamore
$119,900.00 $84,000.00 $105,000.00 $114,900.00 $75,000.00 $93,000.00 $24,000.00 $260,000.00 $174,000.00 $96,500.00 $156,000.00 $77,000.00 $509,200.00 $509,200.00 $66,000.00 $79,900.00 $187,300.00 $76,000.00 $118,000.00
AMY REX JILLIAN E CORNEILLE SPRING HILL INVESTMENTS, LLC
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503 Center Ave 3202 Sonoma Ct 78 W Meadow Dr
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Sycamore DeKalb Cortland
$72,000.00 $92,500.00 $91,357.00
$85,500.00 $125,000.00 $15,000.00 $79,900.00 $77,500.00 $90,000.00 $199,000.00 $185,000.00 $236,000.00 $54,000.00 $232,500.00 $411,345.00 $70,000.00 $1,120,000.00 $166,850.00 $166,000.00 $151,000.00 $76,299.00 $144,000.00